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Used in
The House of Mirth
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  • Lily's heart contracted.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • She appears to regard their number and value as evidence of the disinterested affection of the contracting parties.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Her mind shrank from the glare of thought as instinctively as eyes contract in a blaze of light—darkness, darkness was what she must have at any cost.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: the metal contracted
as in: legal contract
as in: contract the disease
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