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'Howard Roark laughed.'
'My father's family name being Pirrip, and my Christian name Philip, my infant tongue could make of both names nothing longer or more explicit than Pip'.
'The sun shone, having no alternative, on the nothing new.'
'Mrs. Dalloway said she would buy the flowers herself.'
'You don't know about me without you have read a book by the name of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; but that ain't no matter'.
'Mr. Phileas Fogg lived, in 1872, at No. 7, Saville Row, Burlington Gardens, the house in which Sheridan died in 1814.'
'3 May. Bistritz.— Left Munich at 8:35 P.M., on 1st May, arriving at Viennaearly next morning; should have arrived at 6:46, but train was an hour late'.
'Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins.'
'In the late summer of that year we lived in a house in a village that looked across the river and the plain to the mountains'
'In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since'.
'Someone must have been telling lies about Josef K., he knew he had done nothing wrong but, one morning, he was arrested'.
'Two households, both alike in dignity'.
'Stately, plump Buck Mulligan came from the stairhead, bearing a bowl of lather on which a mirror and a razor lay crossed'
'Mother died today. Or, maybe, yesterday; I can’t be sure'.
'It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen'.
'The Nellie, a cruising yawl, swung to her anchor with-out a flutter of the sails, and was at rest'.
'A few miles south of Soledad, the Salinas River drops in close to the hillside bank and runs deep and green'.
'The house was named `The Cave'.'
'The studio was filled with the rich odour of roses'.
'In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit'.
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'''Well, Prince, so Genoa and Lucca are now just family estates of the Buonapartes.''
'When he was nearly thirteen, my brother Jem got his arm badly broken at the elbow'.
'It was a queer, sultry summer, the summer they electrocuted the Rosenbergs, and I didn't know what I was doing in New York'
'If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you’ll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like'.
'It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a large fortune must be in want of a wife'.
'No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's'.
'1801. I have just returned from a visit to my landlord—the solitary neighbour that I shall be troubled with'.
'It was love at first sight'.
'Call me Ishmael'.
'I am always drawn back to places where I have lived, the houses and their neighborhoods'
'To be born again,' sang Gibreel Farishta tumbling from the heavens, 'first you have to die''.
'One may as well begin with Helen's letters to her sister'.
'On an exceptionally hot evening early in July a young man came out of the garret in which he lodged in S. Place and walked slowly, as though in hesitation, towards K. bridge'.
'Hale knew they meant to murder him before he had been in Brighton three hours'
'I first met Dean not long after my wife and I split up'.
'Ours is essentially a tragic age, so we refuse to take it tragically'
'Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do'.
'What's it going to be then, eh?'
'Scarlett O'Hara was not beautiful, but men seldom realized it when caught by her charm as the Tarleton twins were'
'Dear God, I am fourteen years old.'

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