“It’s better to look at the sky than live there. Such an empty place; so vague. Just a country where the thunder goes...”
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"...the surprisingly conflicted meanings participants constructed about ostentation..."
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"To the tune of..."
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"Strategic intimacy is not necessarily a bad thing, so long as the parties involved share equivalent understandings of the degree of economic…
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"'He’s quite a character around New York—a denizen of Broadway.' 'Who is he, anyhow, an actor?' 'No.' '...A dentist?'"
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"But you’ll find it’s not as big a piece of the puzzle as you thought..."
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"Go with me somewhere..."
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"The sparkler is a live firework that shoots out as high as eight inches. It burns for up to fifty-five seconds..."
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"I found, however, that it takes considerable coordinated effort to mobilize people into what looks like a spontaneous waste of money..."
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"It is difficult to convey just how incredibly seductive and thrilling these nights could be..."
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"Everybody has to feel superior to somebody. But it’s customary to present a little proof before you take the privilege..."
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