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correspond
used in The Scarlet Letter

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Definition
connect or fit together by being equivalent, proportionate, or matched

(Two things are equivalent if they have the same or very similar value, purpose, or result.)
  • Day after day she looked fearfully into the child's expanding nature, ever dreading to detect some dark and wild peculiarity that should correspond with the guiltiness to which she owed her being.
    Chapter 6 -- Pearl (8% in)
correspond = fit together
  • It might be, on this one day, that there was an expression unseen before, nor, indeed, vivid enough to be detected now; unless some preternaturally gifted observer should have first read the heart, and have afterwards sought a corresponding development in the countenance and mien.
    Chapter 21 -- The New England Holiday (8% in)
corresponding = fitting or proportional
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