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contagion
used in Oliver Twist

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the spread of disease or any idea or attitude — especially one that is harmful
  • Mr. Grimwig lost no time in carrying this notice into effect upon the blushing girl; and the example, being contagious, was followed both by the doctor and Mr. Brownlow: some people affirm that Harry Maylie had been observed to set it, originally, in a dark room adjoining; but the best authorities consider this downright scandal: he being young and a clergyman.
    Chapter 51 — Affording an Explanation of More Mysteries than One.... (98% in)

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