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Wednesday, 25 June 2014

"In this day and age..."

War and Peace, volume II chapter III chapter 21. 
A conversation between Andrey Bolkonsky and Vera Rostova, when she realises something's going on between him and her sister Natasha. 
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'[...] In this day and age', she persisted (talking of 'this day and age' in the way that persons of limited intelligence generally love to do, all too certain that they have discovered and carefully considered what is special about their day and age, and that human characteristics change with the times), 'in this day and age a girl has so much liberty that the pleasure of receiving a lot of attention often suppresses her true feelings....'
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