# Using Braces as Limits

This makes it much easier to specify what you want and a lot less text to type.
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It's {\Large {\bf very}} provoking,''
Humpty Dumpty said after a long silence, looking
away from Alice as he spoke, {\small to be
called an {\em egg}} -- {\bf  very}!''

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