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parochial
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The Scarlet Letter
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parochial
Used in
The Scarlet Letter
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  • By those best acquainted with his habits, the paleness of the young minister's cheek was accounted for by his too earnest devotion to study, his scrupulous fulfilment of parochial duty, and more than all, to the fasts and vigils of which he made a frequent practice, in order to keep the grossness of this earthly state from clogging and obscuring his spiritual lamp.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: limited by a parochial view
as in: parochial school
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