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volatile
used in
The Scarlet Letter
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volatile
Used in
The Scarlet Letter
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  • But, nevertheless, it is anything but agreeable to be haunted by a suspicion that one's intellect is dwindling away, or exhaling, without your consciousness, like ether out of a phial; so that, at every glance, you find a smaller and less volatile residuum.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: a volatile situation
as in: a volatile liquid
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