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1  She was cynical about the joys of a simple laborious life.
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Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
2  They were like politicians cynically dividing appointments.
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3  He had changed from her friend to a cynical man in overalls.
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4  Just as its cynicism was beginning to rouse her village-dulled frivolity, it was over.
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5  The captain introduced her to the secretary of a congressman, a cynical young widow with many acquaintances in the navy.
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6  Unhappy women are given to protecting their sensitiveness by cynical gossip, by whining, by high-church and new-thought religions, or by a fog of vagueness.
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7  She did not quite understand it herself; did not know that in the Bjornstams she found her friends, her club, her sympathy and her ration of blessed cynicism.
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8  If enough of us do this impolitely enough, then we'll become civilized in merely twenty thousand years or so, instead of having to wait the two hundred thousand years that my cynical anthropologist friends allow.
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9  He made for her a picture of his work in a large tailor shop in Minneapolis: the steam and heat, and the drudgery; the men in darned vests and crumpled trousers, men who "rushed growlers of beer" and were cynical about women, who laughed at him and played jokes on him.
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10  Yet all the while she beheld the burly cynical Frenchman and the diaphanous dancers as clearly as the child sees its air-born playmates; she relished the Camp Fire Girls not because, in Vida's words, "this Scout training will help so much to make them Good Wives," but because she hoped that the Sioux dances would bring subversive color into their dinginess.
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