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progressive
used in The Scarlet Letter

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gradually advancing or becoming more severe
  • Now she caught the low undertone, as of the wind sinking down to repose itself; then ascended with it, as it rose through progressive gradations of sweetness and power, until its volume seemed to envelop her with an atmosphere of awe and solemn grandeur.
    Chapter 22 — The Procession (65% in)
progressive = gradually getting more intense
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