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lenient
used in Northanger Abbey

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less strict or more tolerant than might be expected
  • Her mind made up on these several points, and her resolution formed, of always judging and acting in future with the greatest good sense, she had nothing to do but to forgive herself and be happier than ever; and the lenient hand of time did much for her by insensible gradations in the course of another day.
    Chapter 25 (25% in)

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