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The Scarlet Letter
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The Scarlet Letter
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  • As he possessed no higher attribute, and neither sacrificed nor vitiated any spiritual endowment by devoting all his energies and ingenuities to subserve the delight and profit of his maw, it always pleased and satisfied me to hear him expatiate on fish, poultry, and butcher’s meat, and the most eligible methods of preparing them for the table.

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  • Once in power, he worked to vitiate the Democratic process.
  • When everyone else has lost interest, the regulated companies continue to work to vitiate or even direct the regulating agency.

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