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nominal
Used in
Northanger Abbey
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  • …What will your father and mother say! After courting you from the protection of real friends to this—almost double distance from your home, to have you driven out of the house, without the considerations even of decent civility! Dear, dear Catherine, in being the bearer of such a message, I seem guilty myself of all its insult; yet, I trust you will acquit me, for you must have been long enough in this house to see that I am but a nominal mistress of it, that my real power is nothing.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: a nominal fee
as in: he`s nominally in charge
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