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The Scarlet Letter
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  • It soon proved its efficacy, and redeemed the leech’s pledge.
  • Man had marked this woman’s sin by a scarlet letter, which had such potent and disastrous efficacy that no human sympathy could reach her, save it were sinful like herself.
  • It was impossible to doubt that, whatever painful efficacy there might be in the secret sting of remorse, a deadlier venom had been infused into it by the hand that proffered relief.
  • Souls, it is said, more souls than one, were brought to the truth by the efficacy of that sermon, and vowed within themselves to cherish a holy gratitude towards Mr. Dimmesdale throughout the long hereafter.

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  • The doctor weighed the efficacy of each treatment against potential side-effects.
  • They held hearings to investigate concerns about the safety and efficacy of the vaccine.

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