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  • Scarlett said nothing but her eyes glittered and her heart contracted with a little pain.
  • For did not the Georgia contract holders include men from the very best families?

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  • Atlanta people tried to think that the men who sold such stuff to the government must be contract holders from Alabama or Virginia or Tennessee, and not Georgians.
  • There had already been minor scandals about those holding government contracts.
  • But there were so many old men and young boys, and the sight of them made her heart contract with pity and with fear.
  • The full tide of fury against those profiteering on government contracts had not yet risen, and Rhett’s words were taken merely as evidence of his own bad breeding.
  • The doctor’s letter was the first of a chorus of indignation that was beginning to be heard all over the South against speculators, profiteers and holders of government contracts.
  • And Hugh Elsing cutting and peddling firewood and Tommy contracting.
  • Her throat suddenly contracted and she could say nothing more.
  • When the marriage was two weeks old, Frank contracted the grippe and Dr. Meade put him to bed.

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  • They told the negroes that if they would go back, they would go as free workers, protected by written contracts specifying wages by the day.
  • If he could make as much money out of government contracts, he would say, picking out with his eyes those who had government contracts, then he would certainly abandon the hazards of blockading and take to selling shoddy cloth, sanded sugar, spoiled flour and rotten leather to the Confederacy.
  • If he could make as much money out of government contracts, he would say, picking out with his eyes those who had government contracts, then he would certainly abandon the hazards of blockading and take to selling shoddy cloth, sanded sugar, spoiled flour and rotten leather to the Confederacy.
  • Her heart contracted with disappointment and some of the happiness went from her, for these were not the words she hoped to hear.
  • And just as soon as Johnnie Gallegher’s contract with Tommy is up, I’m going to hire him to run Hugh’s mill.
  • Congratulations, Amos, on landing that state contract.
  • They all made their money speculating in food like your loving husband or out of dubious government contracts or in shady ways that won’t bear investigation.
  • Completely surrounding the state capitol was a host of promoters, speculators, seekers after contracts and others hoping to profit from the orgy of spending, and many were growing shamelessly rich.
  • Her heart contracted a little with shame at the sight of that closed door, remembering the many nights of this last summer when Rhett had sat there alone, drinking until he was sodden and Pork came to urge him to bed.
  • …had sold "cardboard" shoes to the Confederate government until it became necessary for them to spend the last year of the war in Europe; the Hundons who had police records in many cities but nevertheless were often successful bidders on state contracts; the Carahans who had gotten their start in a gambling house and now were gambling for bigger stakes in the building of nonexistent railroads with the state’s money; the Flahertys who had bought salt at one cent a pound in 1861 and made…

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as in: legal contract Define
an agreement - typically written and enforceable by law
as in: contract the disease Define
to get -- especially in reference to a disease
as in: the metal contracted Define
when something gets shorter or smaller
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