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Genius is an infinite capacity for taking pains.

Prov. Genius is the quality of being exceedingly careful about everything you do. If genius is an infinite capacity for taking pains, Marilyn certainly has it. She never overlooks a single detail that needs attention.
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The capacity of this interior balloon was only sixty-seven thousand cubic feet: it was to float in the fluid surrounding it.
There was a prospect for a lad of spirit, with the blood of the early Malkinshaws (who were Rogues of great capacity and distinction in the feudal times) coursing adventurous through every vein
The unblemished reputation of the bedroom was dear to Emily, in her capacity of queen.
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As the capacity of one plant to be grafted or budded on another is so entirely unimportant for its welfare in a state of nature, I presume that no one will suppose that this capacity is a specially endowed quality, but will admit that it is incidental on differences in the laws of growth of the two plants.
Later discoveries she will be good enough to leave to the pens of those persons who can write in the capacity of actual witnesses.
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