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LIS. A suit; an action; a controversy in court; a dispute.

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From the moment of her arrival at the airport, Lise searches for the man who is her 'type,' edgily surveying every man in that quest, consistently concluding, 'he's not my type.' Her maniacal laughter, off-putting remarks and frantic behavior would be enough to alarm any man.
Lise has something else in mind altogether: she is looking for the man she wants to kill her.
Spark knew that 'wanting to know what happened is not so strong as wanting to know how.,(19) And, in an ironic reversal, it may be more accurate to say that rather than being pursued by the Furies, as is sometimes the case in Greek tragedy, Lise pursues them.