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loophole
used in The Count of Monte Cristo

4 uses
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Definition
an ambiguity (especially one in the text of a law or contract) that makes it possible to evade a difficulty or obligation
  • He persisted until, at last, he had not sufficient strength to rise and cast his supper out of the loophole.
    Chapters 15-16 (17% in)
  • In the morning the jailer brought him fresh provisions—he had already devoured those of the previous day; he ate these listening anxiously for the sound, walking round and round his cell, shaking the iron bars of the loophole, restoring vigor and agility to his limbs by exercise, and so preparing himself for his future destiny.
    Chapters 15-16 (28% in)
  • The wall of which he spoke was the one in which was fixed the loophole by which light was admitted to the chamber.
    Chapters 15-16 (64% in)
  • This loophole, which gradually diminished in size as it approached the outside, to an opening through which a child could not have passed, was, for better security, furnished with three iron bars, so as to quiet all apprehensions even in the mind of the most suspicious jailer as to the possibility of a prisoner's escape.
    Chapters 15-16 (64% in)

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