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nominal
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Northanger Abbey
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  • 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.

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as in: a nominal fee Define
insignificantly small
as in: he's nominally in charge Define
in form or name, but not in reality
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