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    slum

    Why, even the vilest beast in the slums wouldn’t cause a woman such frightful and useless agony for the mere pleasure of it.

    (From Mrs. Craddock by W Somerset Maugham)

    https://books.google.com.hk/books?id...%20it.&f=false

    What does "the vilest beast in the slums" mean?

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    Re: slum

    The most immoral person living in the low-income districts.
    I am not a teacher.

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