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contract
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Wuthering Heights
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contract
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Wuthering Heights
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  • …of killing: not by inches, but by fractions of hairbreadths, to beguile me with the spectre of a hope through eighteen years!' Mr. Heathcliff paused and wiped his forehead; his hair clung to it, wet with perspiration; his eyes were fixed on the red embers of the fire, the brows not contracted, but raised next the temples; diminishing the grim aspect of his countenance, but imparting a peculiar look of trouble, and a painful appearance of mental tension towards one absorbing subject.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: the metal contracted
as in: legal contract
as in: contract the disease
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