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bond
used in The Scarlet Letter

6 uses
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Definition
a close connection; or to form such a connection; or something that holds things together (creates a connection)
  • Her spirit sank with the idea that all must have been a delusion, and that, vividly as she had dreamed it, there could be no real bond betwixt the clergyman and herself.
    Chapter 22 — The Procession (35% in)
bond = connection
  • I have met with grievous mishaps by sea and land, and have been long held in bonds among the heathen-folk to the southward; and am now brought hither by this Indian to be redeemed out of my captivity.
    Chapter 3 — The Recognition (18% in)
  • bonds = restraints such as ropes
  •   "My home is where thou art and where he is. But betray me not!"
      "Wherefore dost thou desire it?" inquired Hester, shrinking, she hardly knew why, from this secret bond.
    Chapter 4 — The Interview (90% in)
  • bond = binding promise
  • Hast thou enticed me into a bond that will prove the ruin of my soul?
    Chapter 4 — The Interview (99% in)
  • bond = binding promise
  • —the people's victim and lifelong bond-slave, as they fancied her,
    Chapter 21 — The New England Holiday (11% in)
  • bond = bound to work without wages
  • When the Black Man sees one of his own servants, signed and sealed, so shy of owning to the bond as is the Reverend Mr. Dimmesdale, he hath a way of ordering matters so that the mark shall be disclosed, in open daylight, to the eyes of all the world!
    Chapter 22 — The Procession (55% in)
bond = connection
There are no more uses of "bond" in The Scarlet Letter.

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