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contract
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contract
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Emma
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  • And the distinction is not quite so much against the candour and common sense of the world as appears at first; for a very narrow income has a tendency to contract the mind, and sour the temper.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Poverty certainly has not contracted her mind: I really believe, if she had only a shilling in the world, she would be very likely to give away sixpence of it; and nobody is afraid of her: that is a great charm.  (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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