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Definitionsomeone who has does something wrong — usually something illegal
- After her return to the prison, Hester Prynne was found to be in a state of nervous excitement, that demanded constant watchfulness, lest she should perpetrate violence on herself, or do some half-frenzied mischief to the poor babe.Chapter 4 -- The Interview (1% in)
- But for my aid his life would have burned away in torments within the first two years after the perpetration of his crime and thine.Chapter 14 -- Hester and the Physician (49% in)
There are no more uses of "perpetrator" in The Scarlet Letter.
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