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  • It was the consecrated formula, and he expected it to be followed, as usual, by her rising and going down to supper.

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  • The priest consecrated the chapel.
  • But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate — we can not consecrate — we can not hallow — this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.
    Abraham Lincoln

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