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    Default the traditional observance was being observed

    Technically this was more the spirit which Flay liked to see, or at all events thought to be more appropriate to the occasion. Rottcodd’s lack of enthusiasm had shocked him and here, at any rate, the traditional observance of felicity at the birth of an heir to Gormenghast was being observed.
    (Mervyn Peake; Titus Groan)

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    Default Re: the traditional observance was being observed

    The repetition involved in "observance" and "observed" in close proximity sounds a little clunky but there's nothing actually wrong with it.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: the traditional observance was being observed

    It's meant to be humorous.

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