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prominent
used in The Scarlet Letter

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Definition well-known — especially of a person who is respected

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conspicuous (easily noticed) because of position or importance
  • Hester looked by way of humouring the child; and she saw that, owing to the peculiar effect of this convex mirror, the scarlet letter was represented in exaggerated and gigantic proportions, so as to be greatly the most prominent feature of her appearance.
    Chapter 7 -- The Governor's Hall (84% in)
  • If the latter possess native sagacity, and a nameless something more,—let us call it intuition; if he show no intrusive egotism, nor disagreeable prominent characteristics of his own; if he have the power, which must be born with him, to bring his mind into such affinity with his patient's, that this last shall unawares have spoken what he imagines himself only to have thought; if such revelations be received without tumult, and acknowledged not so often by an uttered sympathy as by...
    Chapter 9 -- The Leech (62% in)

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