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analyze
used in The Scarlet Letter

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Definition
to examine and consider something in detail to better understand it
  • This unhappy person had effected such a transformation by devoting himself for seven years to the constant analysis of a heart full of torture, and deriving his enjoyment thence, and adding fuel to those fiery tortures which he analysed and gloated over.
    Chapter 14 — Hester and the Physician (31% in)
  • Would it be beyond a philosopher's research, think ye, gentlemen, to analyse that child's nature, and, from it make a mould, to give a shrewd guess at the father?"
    Chapter 8 — The Elf-child and the Minister (90% in)

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