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animate
used in The Scarlet Letter

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Definition alive; or (more rarely) an animal—not a plant; or (more rarely still) the degree to which as an animal feels and thinks
  • A gift, a faculty, if it had not been departed, was suspended and inanimate within me.
    Introductory (54% in)
  • "Where," asked he, with a look askance at them—for it was the clergyman's peculiarity that he seldom, now-a-days, looked straight forth at any object, whether human or inanimate, "where, my kind doctor, did you gather those herbs, with such a dark, flabby leaf?"
    Chapter 10 -- The Leech and his Patient (20% in)

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