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redemption
used in
The Scarlet Letter
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redemption
Used in
The Scarlet Letter
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  • It soon proved its efficacy, and redeemed the leech's pledge.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • She determined to redeem her error so far as it might yet be possible.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • What can a ruined soul like mine effect towards the redemption of other souls?—or a polluted soul towards their purification?  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I have met with grievous mishaps by sea and land, and have been long held in bonds among the heathen-folk to the southward; and am now brought hither by this Indian to be redeemed out of my captivity.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Or—can we not suppose it?—guilty as they may be, retaining, nevertheless, a zeal for God's glory and man's welfare, they shrink from displaying themselves black and filthy in the view of men; because, thenceforward, no good can be achieved by them; no evil of the past be redeemed by better service.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Had there been a Papist among the crowd of Puritans, he might have seen in this beautiful woman, so picturesque in her attire and mien, and with the infant at her bosom, an object to remind him of the image of Divine Maternity, which so many illustrious painters have vied with one another to represent; something which should remind him, indeed, but only by contrast, of that sacred image of sinless motherhood, whose infant was to redeem the world.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: its main redeeming quality is...
as in: redeem the coupon
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