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species
used in The Scarlet Letter

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Definition
a similar group of animals or plants identified as separate from others because they can interbreed (create baby animals)  with each other
  • Would not the earth, quickened to an evil purpose by the sympathy of his eye, greet him with poisonous shrubs of species hitherto unknown, that would start up under his fingers?
    Chapter 15 -- Hester and Pearl (6% in)
  • There were men, too, of a sturdier texture of mind than his, and endowed with a far greater share of shrewd, hard iron, or granite understanding; which, duly mingled with a fair proportion of doctrinal ingredient, constitutes a highly respectable, efficacious, and unamiable variety of the clerical species.
    Chapter 11 -- The Interior of a Heart (35% in)
  • Walking in the shadow of a dream, as it were, and perhaps actually under the influence of a species of somnambulism, Mr. Dimmesdale reached the spot where, now so long since, Hester Prynne had lived through her first hours of public ignominy.
    Chapter 12 -- The Minister's Vigil (1% in)
  • As is apt to be the case when a person stands out in any prominence before the community, and, at the same time, interferes neither with public nor individual interests and convenience, a species of general regard had ultimately grown up in reference to Hester Prynne.
    Chapter 13 -- Another View of Hester (12% in)

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