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The Scarlet Letter
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  • After a time, at a hint from Roger Chillingworth, the friends of Mr. Dimmesdale effected an arrangement by which the two were lodged in the same house; so that every ebb and flow of the minister’s life-tide might pass under the eye of his anxious and attached physician.

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  • The patient’s strength ebbed away.
  • The tides ebbed at noon.

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