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redemption
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The Scarlet Letter
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as in: redeem the coupon Define
to exchange something such as a coupon or voucher for something of value
  • If he possesses an unusual share of native energy, or the enervating magic of place do not operate too long upon him, his forfeited powers may be redeemable.

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  • The coupon can be redeemed for a free candy bar.
  • Points earned with the credit card can be redeemed for free airline tickets and other products.

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  • It soon proved its efficacy, and redeemed the leech’s pledge.
  • I have met with grievous mishaps by sea and land, and have been long held in bonds among the heathen-folk to the southward; and am now brought hither by this Indian to be redeemed out of my captivity.

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  • She determined to redeem her error so far as it might yet be possible.
  • What can a ruined soul like mine effect towards the redemption of other souls?
  • —guilty as they may be, retaining, nevertheless, a zeal for God’s glory and man’s welfare, they shrink from displaying themselves black and filthy in the view of men; because, thenceforward, no good can be achieved by them; no evil of the past be redeemed by better service.
  • Had there been a Papist among the crowd of Puritans, he might have seen in this beautiful woman, so picturesque in her attire and mien, and with the infant at her bosom, an object to remind him of the image of Divine Maternity, which so many illustrious painters have vied with one another to represent; something which should remind him, indeed, but only by contrast, of that sacred image of sinless motherhood, whose infant was to redeem the world.

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as in: its main redeeming quality is... Define
to make up for something bad; or to save
as in: redeem the coupon Define
to exchange something such as a coupon or voucher for something of value
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