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contract
used in Jane Eyre

2 uses
  • My iron shroud contracted round me; persuasion advanced with slow sure step.
    Chapter 34 (70% in)
  • All this is visible to you by the light of an oil lamp hanging from the ceiling, and by that of an excellent fire, near which I sit in my cloak and bonnet; my muff and umbrella lie on the table, and I am warming away the numbness and chill contracted by sixteen hours' exposure to the rawness of an October day: I left Lowton at four o'clock a.m., and the Millcote town clock is now just striking eight.
    Chapter 11 (2% in)

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