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imperceptible
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The Scarlet Letter

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Definition impossible or difficult to perceive by the mind or senses
  • After a brief space, the convulsion grew almost imperceptible, and finally subsided into the depths of his nature.
    Chapter 3 -- The Recognition (13% in)
  • Such occasions might remind the elderly citizen of that period, before the last war with England, when Salem was a port by itself; not scorned, as she is now, by her own merchants and ship-owners, who permit her wharves to crumble to ruin while their ventures go to swell, needlessly and imperceptibly, the mighty flood of commerce at New York or Boston.
    Introductory (7% in)
  • And now, almost imperceptible as were the latter steps of his progress, he had come opposite the well-remembered and weather-darkened scaffold, where, long since, with all that dreary lapse of time between, Hester Prynne had encountered the world's ignominious stare.
    Chapter 23 -- The Revelation of the Scarlet Letter (40% in)

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