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Definitionto become less in amount or intensity
- Although, by a seemingly careless arrangement of his heterogeneous garb, he had endeavoured to conceal or abate the peculiarity, it was sufficiently evident to Hester Prynne that one of this man's shoulders rose higher than the other.Chapter 3 -- The Recognition (6% in)
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