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rigorous
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The Scarlet Letter

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  • It was his custom, too, as it has been that of many other pious Puritans, to fast—not however, like them, in order to purify the body, and render it the fitter medium of celestial illumination—but rigorously, and until his knees trembled beneath him, as an act of penance.
    Chapter 11 -- The Interior of a Heart (80% in)

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