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traverse
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The Scarlet Letter
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  • It was the subject of my meditations for many an hour, while pacing to and fro across my room, or traversing, with a hundredfold repetition, the long extent from the front door of the Custom-House to the side entrance, and back again.
  • Looking instinctively from the open window—for it was summer-time—the minister beheld Hester Prynne and little Pearl passing along the footpath that traversed the enclosure.

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  • They’d traversed about half of what they could see of its length when Mark heard voices, then saw their source.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  • Carried to its extreme, the idea gives license to the belief that one’s own actions do not matter much; we traverse the world in our own bubbles, occasionally breaking through to one another but largely and ultimately alone.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black

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