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Constable Drumm dodged a heavy oak table that was flying right at him. And he did so with uncanny ease.

Miles Bantry, Mister Roode’s Rustic Tales.

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“You must believe me, Mister Pryde. For I certainly have no reason to lie to you.” But perhaps what Jeffries meant to say was that he had not yet discovered a reason.

Porter Oakes, The Alabaster Box.

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One long continuous droning noise—that was Darren’s new way of singing in the shower.

Tyler Bardwell, Heading West.

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Recognizing patterns is selfish.

Godfrey Tooke, Collected Aphorisms.

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We regard the present moment as decisive.

Godfrey Tooke, Collected Aphorisms.

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Voting is natural.

Godfrey Tooke, Collected Aphorisms.

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You realize that you are in the realm of Psychology when you recognize that bookend concepts are in play.

Desmond Urquhart, The Unsocial Sciences.

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Public Relations posits lying as an asymptote, which is approached now closely, now not so closely, et cetera. This is what the phrase “relational honesty” refers to.

Keller Pennethorne, A New Domesday Book.

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How might annoyance be made more palatable? Toward a stratagem in current art. (Or this: Can moderate annoyance be confectionary?)

Keller Pennethorne, A New Domesday Book.

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“The methods do not work. Believe me, Carla, we have tried them and tried them.”

Tyler Bardwell, Heading West.