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adulterate
used in The Scarlet Letter

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corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance
  • There he stood, with a border of grizzled locks beneath his skull-cap, while his grey eyes, accustomed to the shaded light of his study, were winking, like those of Hester's infant, in the unadulterated sunshine.
    Chapter 3 — The Recognition (55% in)

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