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Definitionto conform to rules or the wishes of others
- It denoted the advance of the procession of magistrates and citizens on its way towards the meeting-house: where, in compliance with a custom thus early established, and ever since observed, the Reverend Mr. Dimmesdale was to deliver an Election Sermon.Chapter 22 -- The Procession (2% in)
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