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ars gratia artis

[ahrs grah-tee-ah ahr-tis; English ahrz grey-shee-uh ahr-tis, ahrs]
Latin.
  1. art for art's sake.
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  • “Horrible idea for a man to wish to be embalmed,” said Artis, brutally.

    The Dark House

    Georg Manville Fenn

  • I say so at once,” cried Artis, “that there may be no mistake.

    The Dark House

    Georg Manville Fenn

  • But,” said Artis, quickly, “is the large sum in notes here—in this place?

    The Dark House

    Georg Manville Fenn

  • “Yes; you can show us the treasure,” cried Artis, with a half-laugh.

    The Dark House

    Georg Manville Fenn

  • “Give him time,” said Artis, who looked nervous and strange.

    The Dark House

    Georg Manville Fenn