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The House of Mirth
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  • She appears to regard their number and value as evidence of the disinterested affection of the contracting parties.
  • 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.

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  • Lily’s heart contracted.

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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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