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precipitate
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Wuthering Heights
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precipitate
Used in
Wuthering Heights
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  • In my flight through the kitchen I bid Joseph speed to his master; I knocked over Hareton, who was hanging a litter of puppies from a chair-back in the doorway; and, blessed as a soul escaped from purgatory, I bounded, leaped, and flew down the steep road; then, quitting its windings, shot direct across the moor, rolling over banks, and wading through marshes: precipitating myself, in fact, towards the beacon-light of the Grange.  (not reviewed by editor)

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verb, as in: action will precipitate
adj as in: a precipitate decision
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