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The Scarlet Letter
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  • Could they be other than the insidious whispers of the bad angel, who would fain have persuaded the struggling woman, as yet only half his victim, that the outward guise of purity was but a lie, and that, if truth were everywhere to be shown, a scarlet letter would blaze forth on many a bosom besides Hester Prynne’s?
  • In such guise had Pearl adorned herself, when she heard her mother’s voice, and came slowly back.
  • To sum up the matter, it grew to be a widely diffused opinion that the Rev. Arthur Dimmesdale, like many other personages of special sanctity, in all ages of the Christian world, was haunted either by Satan himself or Satan’s emissary, in the guise of old Roger Chillingworth.

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  • Under the guise of friendship he betrayed them.
  • the text of the Constitution has frequently been rewritten by the Supreme Court in the guise of interpretation.
    Law, Pragmatism, and Democracy  --  Richard A. Posner

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