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contract
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Jane Eyre
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contract
Used in
Jane Eyre
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  • My iron shroud contracted round me; persuasion advanced with slow sure step.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • All this is visible to you by the light of an oil lamp hanging from the ceiling, and by that of an excellent fire, near which I sit in my cloak and bonnet; my muff and umbrella lie on the table, and I am warming away the numbness and chill contracted by sixteen hours' exposure to the rawness of an October day: I left Lowton at four o'clock a.  (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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