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an apocynaceous shrub, Alstonia scholaris, of tropical Africa and Asia, having large shiny whorled leaves and medicinal bark
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C19: from Tagalog
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  • I'm on to all our various vagaries, but dita Hepworth puzzles me.

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  • He was about to lift the next tray, when dita laid a detaining hand on his arm.

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  • "dita, forgive me," he murmured, a curiously bitter smile about his mouth.

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  • You are so really fearless and honest, dita, that I venture to ask the question.

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  • dita, I'm weary-hearted, but I long—I long above all things—to make you happy.

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