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1  I am not going to break my word to her.
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2  she spoke the words as though they conveyed no meaning to her.
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3  They passed words to each other as players at a game pass counters.
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4  You don't mean a single word of all that, Harry; you know you don't.
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5  "I cannot do it," he said, mechanically, as though words could alter things.
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6  The waving of crooked, false-jewelled fingers gave grotesqueness to the words.
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7  He covered page after page with wild words of sorrow and wilder words of pain.
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8  He spoke very slowly, and the words seemed wrung out of him almost against his will.
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9  You are not listening to a word I am saying, Jim," cried Sibyl, "and I am making the most delightful plans for your future.
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10  He stood there motionless and in wonder, dimly conscious that Hallward was speaking to him, but not catching the meaning of his words.
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11  The exaggerated folly of the threat, the passionate gesture that accompanied it, the mad melodramatic words, made life seem more vivid to her.
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12  Once, some one who had terribly loved him had written to him a mad letter, ending with these idolatrous words: "The world is changed because you are made of ivory and gold."
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13  The few words that Basil's friend had said to him--words spoken by chance, no doubt, and with wilful paradox in them--had touched some secret chord that had never been touched before, but that he felt was now vibrating and throbbing to curious pulses.
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14  He was conscious--and the thought brought a gleam of pleasure into his brown agate eyes--that it was through certain words of his, musical words said with musical utterance, that Dorian Gray's soul had turned to this white girl and bowed in worship before her.
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15  To-night, for the first time, I became conscious that the Romeo was hideous, and old, and painted, that the moonlight in the orchard was false, that the scenery was vulgar, and that the words I had to speak were unreal, were not my words, were not what I wanted to say.
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16  He was amazed at the sudden impression that his words had produced, and, remembering a book that he had read when he was sixteen, a book which had revealed to him much that he had not known before, he wondered whether Dorian Gray was passing through a similar experience.
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17  Certainly with hideous iteration the bitten lips of Dorian Gray shaped and reshaped those subtle words that dealt with soul and sense, till he had found in them the full expression, as it were, of his mood, and justified, by intellectual approval, passions that without such justification would still have dominated his temper.
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