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What does "I believe they’re superior to grandmothers" mean?

This is from Jean Webster's Daddy-Long-Legs (1912): Anyway, there he was, sitting in the reception room very proper with his hat and stick and gloves beside him; and Julia and Sallie with seventh-...
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In Jean Webster's Daddy-Long-Legs, why did the protagonist say such a rude thing about her benefactor?

Dear Daddy-Long-Legs, I love college and I love you for sending me—I'm very, very happy, and so excited every moment of the time that I can scarcely sleep. You can't imagine how different it is from ...
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What did Mrs. Lippett say to her?

In imagination she followed first one equipage then another to the big houses dotted along the hillside. She pictured herself in a fur coat and a velvet hat trimmed with feathers leaning back in the ...
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