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Definitionto collect or gather
- The days of the far-off future would toil onward, still with the same burden for her to take up, and bear along with her, but never to fling down; for the accumulating days and added years would pile up their misery upon the heap of shame.Chapter 5 -- Hester at her Needle (9% in)
- The leaves might bestrew him, and the soil gradually accumulate and form a little hillock over his frame, no matter whether there were life in it or no. Death was too definite an object to be wished for or avoided.Chapter 16 -- A Forest Walk (97% in)
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