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reciprocal
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Middlemarch
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  • He had two selves within him apparently, and they must learn to accommodate each other and bear reciprocal impediments.
  • Sir James never liked Ladislaw, and Will always preferred to have Sir James’s company mixed with another kind: they were on a footing of reciprocal tolerance which was made quite easy only when Dorothea and Celia were present.

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as in: reciprocal privileges Define
something shared or interchanged equally (such as equal responsibility, shared feelings, mutual respect, or exchanged aid)
as in: reciprocal numbers Define
inversely related -- especially one of a pair of numbers whose product is 1; e.g., 1/5 is the reciprocal of 5
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