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“Most of dese zigaboos is so het up over yo’ business till they liable to hurry theyself to Judgement to find out about you if they don’t soon know” ( Hurston 7)”.

Hurston, Zora Neale. Their Eyes Were Watching God: A Novel. New York: Perennial Library, 1990

Notes- The  best part about this sentence is that the unique type of diction that Hurston uses is represented. The vernacular is different and it exemplifies the time period in which the novel took place.