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deemed
used in The Scarlet Letter

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Definition believed or judged
  • He deemed it essential, it would seem, to know the man, before attempting to do him good.
    Chapter 9 -- The Leech (58% in)
deemed = believed
  • No aim that I have ever cherished would they recognise as laudable; no success of mine—if my life, beyond its domestic scope, had ever been brightened by success—would they deem otherwise than worthless, if not positively disgraceful.
    Introductory (17% in)
  • If the imaginative faculty refused to act at such an hour, it might well be deemed a hopeless case.
    Introductory (77% in)
  • There dwelt, there trode, the feet of one with whom she deemed herself connected in a union that, unrecognised on earth, would bring them together before the bar of final judgment, and make that their marriage-altar, for a joint futurity of endless retribution.
    Chapter 5 -- Hester at her Needle (22% in)
  • Deep ruffs, painfully wrought bands, and gorgeously embroidered gloves, were all deemed necessary to the official state of men assuming the reins of power, and were readily allowed to individuals dignified by rank or wealth, even while sumptuary laws forbade these and similar extravagances to the plebeian order.
    Chapter 5 -- Hester at her Needle (42% in)
  • For, if we deem it otherwise, do we not thereby say that the Heavenly Father, the creator of all flesh, hath lightly recognised a deed of sin, and made of no account the distinction between unhallowed lust and holy love?
    Chapter 8 -- The Elf-child and the Minister (66% in)
  • "This man," said he, at one such moment, to himself, "pure as they deem him—all spiritual as he seems—hath inherited a strong animal nature from his father or his mother.
    Chapter 10 -- The Leech and his Patient (7% in)
  • —"But, now, I would ask of my well-skilled physician, whether, in good sooth, he deems me to have profited by his kindly care of this weak frame of mine?"
    Chapter 10 -- The Leech and his Patient (45% in)
  • "There goes a woman," resumed Roger Chillingworth, after a pause, "who, be her demerits what they may, hath none of that mystery of hidden sinfulness which you deem so grievous to be borne.
    Chapter 10 -- The Leech and his Patient (61% in)
  • Looking daily at you, my good sir, and watching the tokens of your aspect now for months gone by, I should deem you a man sore sick, it may be, yet not so sick but that an instructed and watchful physician might well hope to cure you.
    Chapter 10 -- The Leech and his Patient (67% in)
  • They deemed the young clergyman a miracle of holiness.
    Chapter 11 -- The Interior of a Heart (48% in)
  • A scroll so wide might not be deemed too expensive for Providence to write a people's doom upon.
    Chapter 12 -- The Minister's Vigil (71% in)
  • Was I not, though you might deem me cold, nevertheless a man thoughtful for others, craving little for himself—kind, true, just and of constant, if not warm affections?
    Chapter 14 -- Hester and the Physician (72% in)
  • She deemed it her crime most to be repented of, that she had ever endured and reciprocated the lukewarm grasp of his hand, and had suffered the smile of her lips and eyes to mingle and melt into his own.
    Chapter 15 -- Hester and Pearl (19% in)
  • He looked haggard and feeble, and betrayed a nerveless despondency in his air, which had never so remarkably characterised him in his walks about the settlement, nor in any other situation where he deemed himself liable to notice.
    Chapter 16 -- A Forest Walk (93% in)
  • Canst thou deem it, Hester, a consolation that I must stand up in my pulpit, and meet so many eyes turned upward to my face, as if the light of heaven were beaming from it!
    Chapter 17 -- The Pastor and his Parishioner (23% in)
  • I deem it not likely that he will betray the secret.
    Chapter 17 -- The Pastor and his Parishioner (73% in)
  • Into this festal season of the year—as it already was, and continued to be during the greater part of two centuries—the Puritans compressed whatever mirth and public joy they deemed allowable to human infirmity; thereby so far dispelling the customary cloud, that, for the space of a single holiday, they appeared scarcely more grave than most other communities at a period of general affliction.
    Chapter 21 -- The New England Holiday (42% in)
  • —ye, that have deemed me holy!
    Chapter 23 -- The Revelation of the Scarlet Letter (72% in)

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