To better see all uses of the word
The Scarlet Letter
please enable javascript.

Used In
The Scarlet Letter
Show Multiple Meanings
Go to Book Vocabulary

unspecified meaning
  • It was impossible to doubt that, whatever painful efficacy there might be in the secret sting of remorse, a deadlier venom had been infused into it by the hand that proffered relief.
  • Of an impulsive and passionate nature, she had fortified herself to encounter the stings and venomous stabs of public contumely, wreaking itself in every variety of insult; but there was a quality so much more terrible in the solemn mood of the popular mind, that she longed rather to behold all those rigid countenances contorted with scornful merriment, and herself the object.

  • There are no more uses of "venom" in the book.

To see samples from other sources, click a word sense below:
as in: snake venom Define
poison created by some insects and animals such as snakes
as in: jealousy-fueled venom Define
intense feelings of hatred or anger
Show Multiple Meanings
Go to Book Vocabulary . . . enhancing vocabulary while reading