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perpetuate
used in The Scarlet Letter

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Definition to cause to continue
  • Above all, the warfare of Hester's spirit at that epoch was perpetuated in Pearl.
    Chapter 6 -- Pearl (22% in)
  • Mother and daughter stood together in the same circle of seclusion from human society; and in the nature of the child seemed to be perpetuated those unquiet elements that had distracted Hester Prynne before Pearl's birth, but had since begun to be soothed away by the softening influences of maternity.
    Chapter 6 -- Pearl (58% in)
  • But the proprietor appeared already to have relinquished as hopeless, the effort to perpetuate on this side of the Atlantic, in a hard soil, and amid the close struggle for subsistence, the native English taste for ornamental gardening.
    Chapter 7 -- The Governor's Hall (91% in)

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