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bond
used in The Scarlet Letter

10 uses
  • "Wherefore dost thou desire it?" inquired Hester, shrinking, she hardly knew why, from this secret bond.
    Chapter 4 -- The Interview (90% in)
  • It might be that a sluggish bond-servant, or an undutiful child, whom his parents had given over to the civil authority, was to be corrected at the whipping-post.
    Chapter 2 -- The Market Place (4% 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)
  • Hast thou enticed me into a bond that will prove the ruin of my soul?
    Chapter 4 -- The Interview (99% in)
  • Lifting the iron hammer that hung at the portal, Hester Prynne gave a summons, which was answered by one of the Governor's bond servant—a free-born Englishman, but now a seven years' slave.
    Chapter 7 -- The Governor's Hall (52% in)
  • "Yea, forsooth," replied the bond-servant, staring with wide-open eyes at the scarlet letter, which, being a new-comer in the country, he had never before seen.
    Chapter 7 -- The Governor's Hall (55% in)
  • "Nevertheless, I will enter," answered Hester Prynne; and the bond-servant, perhaps judging from the decision of her air, and the glittering symbol in her bosom, that she was a great lady in the land, offered no opposition.
    Chapter 7 -- The Governor's Hall (58% in)
  • "—the people's victim and lifelong bond-slave, as they fancied her, might say to them.
    Chapter 21 -- The New England Holiday (11% in)
  • Her spirit sank with the idea that all must have been a delusion, and that, vividly as she had dreamed it, there could be no real bond betwixt the clergyman and herself.
    Chapter 22 -- The Procession (35% in)
  • When the Black Man sees one of his own servants, signed and sealed, so shy of owning to the bond as is the Reverend Mr. Dimmesdale, he hath a way of ordering matters so that the mark shall be disclosed, in open daylight, to the eyes of all the world!
    Chapter 22 -- The Procession (55% in)

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