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mean
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The Scarlet Letter

4 uses
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  • "What mean you?" inquired Hester, startled more than she permitted to appear.
    Chapter 21 -- The New England Holiday (95% in)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • What does the letter mean, mother? and why dost thou wear it? and why does the minister keep his hand over his heart?
    Chapter 15 -- Hester and Pearl (87% in)
  • "Mother," said she, "what does the scarlet letter mean?"
    Chapter 15 -- Hester and Pearl (96% in)
  • What mean you?
    Chapter 17 -- The Pastor and his Parishioner (36% in)

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