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The Scarlet Letter
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  • Unless people are more than commonly disagreeable, it is my foolish habit to contract a kindness for them.
  • Did I make a contract with him in the forest, and sign it with my blood?

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as in: legal contract Define
an agreement - typically written and enforceable by law
as in: contract the disease Define
to get -- especially in reference to a disease
as in: the metal contracted Define
when something gets shorter or smaller
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