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The Scarlet Letter
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The Scarlet Letter
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  • At any moment, by an effort of his will, he could discern substances through their misty lack of substance, and convince himself that they were not solid in their nature, like yonder table of carved oak, or that big, square, leather-bound and brazen-clasped volume of divinity.
  • "She hath good skill at her needle, that’s certain," remarked one of her female spectators; "but did ever a woman, before this brazen hussy, contrive such a way of showing it?

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  • When I meet her eyes, brazen as a sailor fresh into port, she opens her mouth, as if to rip into me.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • Teachers try t heir best to keep them organized, but this is a high school; the organized lines of elementary school fire drills are long gone, having been replaced by the brazen hormonal zigzags of kids whose bodies are too big for their own good.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind

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