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factor
used in Middlemarch

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1  —1 use as in:
It was the deciding factor.
Definition
something that affects a result or outcome
  • He was an ardent fellow, but at present his ardor was absorbed in love of his work and in the ambition of making his life recognized as a factor in the better life of mankind—like other heroes of science who had nothing but an obscure country practice to begin with.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (42% in)

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  • I never heard but one worse roarer in my life, and that was a roan: it belonged to Pegwell, the corn-factor; he used to drive him in his gig seven years ago, and he wanted me to take him, but I said, 'Thank you, Peg, I don't deal in wind-instruments.'
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (11% in)

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