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The Scarlet Letter
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  • In my particular case the consolatory topics were close at hand, and, indeed, had suggested themselves to my meditations a considerable time before it was requisite to use them.
  • Rusty through long idleness, some little space was requisite before my intellectual machinery could be brought to work upon the tale with an effect in any degree satisfactory.
  • Will not my aid be requisite to put you in heart and strength to preach your Election Sermon?
  • It would have been impossible to guess that this bright and sunny apparition owed its existence to the shape of gloomy gray; or that a fancy, at once so gorgeous and so delicate as must have been requisite to contrive the child’s apparel, was the same that had achieved a task perhaps more difficult, in imparting so distinct a peculiarity to Hester’s simple robe.

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  • a place where the requisites of water, food, and shelter can be obtained
  • To disagree with three-fourths of the British public is one of the first requisites of sanity.
    Oscar Wilde

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