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The Scarlet Letter
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  • Except for that small expenditure in the decoration of her infant, Hester bestowed all her superfluous means in charity, on wretches less miserable than herself, and who not unfrequently insulted the hand that fed them.

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  • Everyone liked the idea. The arguments I prepared to support it were superfluous.

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