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  • …burst into tears on being required (by the mental process) immediately to name the cost of two hundred and forty-seven muslin caps at fourteen-pence halfpenny; that she was as low down, in the school, as low could be; that after eight weeks of induction into the elements of Political Economy, she had only yesterday been set right by a prattler three feet high, for returning to the question, ’What is the first principle of this science?’ the absurd answer, ’To do unto others as I would…

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reasoning from detailed facts to general principles
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admit ceremoniously into an organization or into an office or position
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the transfer of electricity or heat from one object to another without the objects touching
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