from The Century Dictionary.
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He had always known her to be kind and gentle, and what the old people called "mannersome," to every living body that came near her.
"Don't," he begged with sudden hoarseness -- and there the mannersome insouciant Varney waved an easy hand and blew himself away, like the rascally light o 'heels he was -- "I have to ask forgiveness of you -- not give it," he said.
“mannersome,” to every living body that came near her.
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