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incumbent
used in
A Tale of Two Cities
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incumbent
Used in
A Tale of Two Cities
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  • But, by this time she trembled under such strong emotion, and her face expressed such deep anxiety, and, above all, such dread and terror, that Mr. Lorry felt it incumbent on him to speak a word or two of reassurance.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It clearly being incumbent on some one to say, "Much better," Mr. Lorry said it; perhaps not quite disinterestedly, but with the interested object of squeezing himself back again.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: is the incumbent
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