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The Scarlet Letter
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  • The besom of reform hath swept him out of office, and a worthier successor wears his dignity and pockets his emoluments.
  • In fine, the gossips of that day believed—and Mr. Surveyor Pue, who made investigations a century later, believed—and one of his recent successors in office, moreover, faithfully believes—that Pearl was not only alive, but married, and happy, and mindful of her mother; and that she would most joyfully have entertained that sad and lonely mother at her fireside.

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  • He was President Lincoln’s successor.
  • The manager is nearing retirement, so they are searching for a successor.

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