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Definitionin opposition to what was just said
- On the contrary, I have allowed myself, as to such points, nearly, or altogether, as much license as if the facts had been entirely of my own invention.Introductory (71% in)
- From first to last, in short, Hester Prynne had always this dreadful agony in feeling a human eye upon the token; the spot never grew callous; it seemed, on the contrary, to grow more sensitive with daily torture.Chapter 5 -- Hester at her Needle (81% in)
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