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contagion
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Oliver Twist
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  • Mr. Grimwig lost no time in carrying this notice into effect upon the blushing girl; and the example, being contagious, was followed both by the doctor and Mr. Brownlow: some people affirm that Harry Maylie had been observed to set it, originally, in a dark room adjoining; but the best authorities consider this downright scandal: he being young and a clergyman.

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  • Following the French Revolution, a contagion of upheaval spread across Europe.
  • One of the tragedies for AIDS patients is the irrational fear of contagion through casual contact.

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