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The Mill on the Floss
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  • It had come across his mind that if he were hard upon his sister, it might somehow tend to make Tom hard upon Maggie at some distant day, when her father was no longer there to take her part; for simple people, like our friend Mr. Tulliver, are apt to clothe unimpeachable feelings in erroneous ideas, and this was his confused way of explaining to himself that his love and anxiety for "the little wench" had given him a new sensibility toward his sister.
  • The religion of the Dodsons consisted in revering whatever was customary and respectable; it was necessary to be baptized, else one could not be buried in the church-yard, and to take the sacrament before death, as a security against more dimly understood perils; but it was of equal necessity to have the proper pall-bearers and well-cured hams at one’s funeral, and to leave an unimpeachable will.

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as in: impeach the President Define
formally charge a public official with unlawful activity; or the resulting legal proceedings; or any removal resulting from such proceedings
as in: impeach her testimony Define
challenge the honesty or believability of someone
as in: impeach my courage Define
criticize someone's character
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