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contract
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Sense and Sensibility
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contract
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Sense and Sensibility
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  • But that he was for ever inconsolable, that he fled from society, or contracted an habitual gloom of temper, or died of a broken heart, must not be depended on—for he did neither.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Unaccountable, however, as the circumstances of his release might appear to the whole family, it was certain that Edward was free; and to what purpose that freedom would be employed was easily pre-determined by all;—for after experiencing the blessings of ONE imprudent engagement, contracted without his mother's consent, as he had already done for more than four years, nothing less could be expected of him in the failure of THAT, than the immediate contraction of another.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: legal contract
as in: contract the disease
as in: the metal contracted
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