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accrue
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The Scarlet Letter
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  • I began to grow melancholy and restless; continually prying into my mind, to discover which of its poor properties were gone, and what degree of detriment had already accrued to the remainder.

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  • Money in the bank account accrues interest.
  • And if there’s no ingress or egress—no valve through which may be vented the various pressures that accrue naturally in a closed temporal system—"
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

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