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  • THIRTYSOMETHING The floral dress is an easy way to make a fashion statement without looking like you are trying too hard.

    The Style Checklist

  • And what, she suddenly wondered, would have happened to all those mercenaries the Warmother had imported if she had taken the easy way out, and chained War up again?

    The Warslayer

  • And yet the easy way Callcott flung a flimsy rope of intimacy across the gulf, and was embracing the pair of his neighbours in mid – air, as it were, without a grain of common foothold.

    Kangaroo

  • Yet the body-weight spectrum between these two extremes is a continuous one, and there is no easy way to determine when you have crossed the line.

    The Language of God

  • The armourer and one of his smiths had climbed to the guardwalk, to ensure there should be no easy way through at that level.

    Brother Cadfael's Penance

  • After all, this was an unexpectedly easy way of acquitting her debt; and had she not reasons of her own for wishing to be civil to Mr. Rosedale?

    The House of Mirth

  • “We can do this the easy way or the hard way,” Jake said, and waited for White to relight his cigar.

    Fatal Care

  • Lamar Rensdale was a miserable failure who took the easy way out once things got rough.

    My Sweet Audrina

  • The mother of twin girls, Linda Steinbach wanted an easy way to reopen the lines of communication with her girls at the end of the day.

    I Used to Have a Handle on Life But It Broke

  • I may per­sonally feel compassion for someone struggling toward the dream of being a writer, who doesn't hear the music, but if I were to take the easy way out, merely to avoid "hurt­ing someone's feelings" — not the least of which are my own, because nobody likes to be thought of as an insensi­tive monster — I would be betraying my craft, as well as my employers.

    Prayers To Broken Stones

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