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The Scarlet Letter
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  • Again a mystic sisterhood would contumaciously assert itself, as she met the sanctified frown of some matron, who, according to the rumour of all tongues, had kept cold snow within her bosom throughout life.
  • In their eyes, the very ground on which he trod was sanctified.
  • And, even with this terror in his heart, he could hardly avoid laughing, to imagine how the sanctified old patriarchal deacon would have been petrified by his minister’s impiety.

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  • Some worry that capitalism sanctifies greed. Others think capitalism can direct greed to help the community.
  • He banished them, consigned them to the fire, not to desecrate them but to sanctify us.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea

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