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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
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  • He once recited three thousand verses without stopping; but the strain upon his mental faculties was too great, and he was little better than an idiot from that day forth—a grievous misfortune for the school, for on great occasions, before company, the superintendent (as Tom expressed it) had always made this boy come out and "spread himself."

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  • She suffered grievous bodily harm.
  • a grievous offense against morality

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