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revolution
used in Frankenstein

2 meanings, 3 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
the computer revolution
Definition
dramatic change — sometimes violent overthrow of a government
  • Then the appearance of death was distant, although the wish was ever present to my thoughts; and I often sat for hours motionless and speechless, wishing for some mighty revolution that might bury me and my destroyer in its ruins.
    Chapter 21 (74% in)
revolution = violent and dramatic change
There are no more uses of "revolution" flagged with this meaning in Frankenstein.

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2  —2 uses as in:
revolution around the sun
Definition
circular movement — sometimes referring to exactly one rotation
  • By great application, however, and after having remained during the space of several revolutions of the moon in my hovel, I discovered the names that were given to some of the most familiar objects of discourse; I learned and applied the words, 'fire,' 'milk,' 'bread,' and 'wood.'
    Chapter 12 (38% in)
revolutions = circular movements around something
  • The winter advanced, and an entire revolution of the seasons had taken place since I awoke into life.
    Chapter 15 (60% in)
revolution = circle
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