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assert
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The Scarlet Letter
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assert
Used in
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.  (not reviewed by editor)

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