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used in The Scarlet Letter

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to continue — often despite difficulty
  • "And what other time?" persisted the child.
    Chapter 12 -- The Minister's Vigil (57% in)
  • So Pearl—the elf child—the demon offspring, as some people up to that epoch persisted in considering her—became the richest heiress of her day in the New World.
    Chapter 24 -- Conclusion (49% in)

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