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There is no passion in nature so demoniacally impatient, as that of him who, shuddering upon the edge of a precipice, thus meditates a Plunge. To indulge, for a moment, in any attempt at thought, is to be inevitably lost; for reflection but urges us to forbear, and therefore it is, I say, that we cannot. --The Imp of the Perverse

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  1. To keep away from; to avoid; to abstain from; to give up.
  2. To refrain from proceeding; to pause; to delay.
  3. To refuse; to decline; to give no heed.
  4. To control oneself when provoked.

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