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The Scarlet Letter
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  • Here, one would suppose, might have been sorrow enough to imbue the sunniest disposition through and through with a sable tinge.
  • It throws its unobtrusive tinge throughout the room, with a faint ruddiness upon the walls and ceiling, and a reflected gleam upon the polish of the furniture.
  • They averred that the symbol was not mere scarlet cloth, tinged in an earthly dye-pot, but was red-hot with infernal fire, and could be seen glowing all alight whenever Hester Prynne walked abroad in the night-time.
  • Wherever there is a heart and an intellect, the diseases of the physical frame are tinged with the peculiarities of these.
  • But there is a fatality, a feeling so irresistible and inevitable that it has the force of doom, which almost invariably compels human beings to linger around and haunt, ghost-like, the spot where some great and marked event has given the colour to their lifetime; and, still the more irresistibly, the darker the tinge that saddens it.
  • Of a deeply religious temperament, there was inevitably a tinge of the devotional in his mood.
  • But we perhaps exaggerate the gray or sable tinge, which undoubtedly characterized the mood and manners of the age.

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  • I could hear a tinge of regret in his voice.
  • The sky was a beautiful blue with just a tinge of pink where the sun was rising.

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