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The Scarlet Letter
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  • Again a mystic sisterhood would contumaciously assert itself, as she met the sanctified frown of some matron, who, according to the rumour of all tongues, had kept cold snow within her bosom throughout life.

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  • The court found the company’s explanations to be incomplete, inconstant, and willfully contumacious.
  • Thompson, Samel, and Swanson, however, are contumacious Alaskans with a special fondness for driving motor vehicles where motor vehicles aren’t really designed to be driven.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild

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