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I arranged my hair with a curl over the forehead, and threw an air of tender wistfulness into my expression, mingled with a touch of cynicism, which I am told suits me.
The awful cynicism of this made an uncomfortable impression, and most of them began to look rather doubtful.
There was something pitiful in the man's talk, in that odd mixture of bitter cynicism and passionate earnestness, but there was also something fascinating.
With a cynicism with seemed only to become more bitter he pursued his undeviating and deliberate way.