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obviate
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The Scarlet Letter

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Definition eliminate or prevent from happening
  • Finally, all other difficulties being obviated, woman cannot take advantage of these preliminary reforms until she herself shall have undergone a still mightier change, in which, perhaps, the ethereal essence, wherein she has her truest life, will be found to have evaporated.
    Chapter 13 -- Another View of Hester (80% in)

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