toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

redemption
used in The Scarlet Letter

7 uses
(click/touch triangles for details)
1  —1 use as in:
redeem the coupon
Definition to exchange something such as a coupon or voucher for something of value
  • If he possesses an unusual share of native energy, or the enervating magic of place do not operate too long upon him, his forfeited powers may be redeemable.
    Introductory (85% in)

There are no more uses of "redemption" flagged with this meaning in The Scarlet Letter.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Vocabulary.com®Dictionary / synonyms — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®
?  —6 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • What can a ruined soul like mine effect towards the redemption of other souls?
    Chapter 17 -- The Pastor and his Parishioner (22% in)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Had there been a Papist among the crowd of Puritans, he might have seen in this beautiful woman, so picturesque in her attire and mien, and with the infant at her bosom, an object to remind him of the image of Divine Maternity, which so many illustrious painters have vied with one another to represent; something which should remind him, indeed, but only by contrast, of that sacred image of sinless motherhood, whose infant was to redeem the world.
    Chapter 2 -- The Market Place (70% in)
  • I have met with grievous mishaps by sea and land, and have been long held in bonds among the heathen-folk to the southward; and am now brought hither by this Indian to be redeemed out of my captivity.
    Chapter 3 -- The Recognition (18% in)
  • It soon proved its efficacy, and redeemed the leech's pledge.
    Chapter 4 -- The Interview (30% in)
  • —guilty as they may be, retaining, nevertheless, a zeal for God's glory and man's welfare, they shrink from displaying themselves black and filthy in the view of men; because, thenceforward, no good can be achieved by them; no evil of the past be redeemed by better service.
    Chapter 10 -- The Leech and his Patient (37% in)
  • She determined to redeem her error so far as it might yet be possible.
    Chapter 13 -- Another View of Hester (94% in)

There are no more uses of "redemption" in The Scarlet Letter.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Vocabulary.com®Dictionary / synonyms — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®