twenty-five-cent love



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  • You inch your way through the park to the twenty-five-cent binocular viewers—the type that tourists drop a quarter in to get a sixty-second look at the Statue of Liberty.

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  • I even drew the figures so fine as to permit him not only to live in the best hotel but to smoke two twenty-five-cent cigars and indulge in a ten-cent shine each day, and still not cost the taxpayers so much as they were accustomed to pay for his conviction and jail entertainment.

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  • Then we all went to an amusement park and rode the Ferris wheel and squeezed into a twenty-five-cent booth to have our pictures taken.


  • Caspian glanced down and held out a piece of cake wrapped in saran wrap, with a twenty-five-cent sticker on it.

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  • Knowing that she had only brought a couple hundred dollars to gamble with, Alma decided to hit the twenty-five-cent slot machines.

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  • For me, that held a double meaning, and on the night before their wedding, I whispered this fervent prayer: May they always have twenty-five-cent pearls.

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  • In the spring we'd get twenty-five-cent kites and stand in the middle of an open field and give them up to the wide blue sky.

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  • Halberstam was bemoaning what he considered to be the sad decline of pro football during the seventies, a supposition that now seems totally wrong in every possible way.16 A more prescient statement comes from something Halberstam wrote in 2006, again reminiscing about watching Johnny Unitas and Frank Gifford on black-and-white TV sets over twenty-five-cent beers: Nobody needed to sell the NFL to us.

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  • Obscure twenty-five-cent words, wasting valuable work time, and feeding the hungry?

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  • She cupped the little lion in her hands and peeked at it with a furtive smile as if the twenty-five-cent vending-machine toy were a long-lost jewel.

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