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The Scarlet Letter
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  • There were men, too, of a sturdier texture of mind than his, and endowed with a far greater share of shrewd, hard iron, or granite understanding; which, duly mingled with a fair proportion of doctrinal ingredient, constitutes a highly respectable, efficacious, and unamiable variety of the clerical species.

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  • The drug is safe and efficacious.
  • He would weep for hours together, and I verily believe that to the very end this spoiled child of life thought his weak tears in some way efficacious.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds

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