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Definitionto alter something in an unnatural or untrue way
- Oftener, however, its credibility rested on the faith of some lonely eye-witness, who beheld the wonder through the coloured, magnifying, and distorted medium of his imagination, and shaped it more distinctly in his after-thought.Chapter 12 -- The Minister's Vigil (70% in)
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