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secular
used in The Mill on the Floss

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not religious
  • But he told Mr. Tulliver several stories about "Swing" and incendiarism, and asked his advice about feeding pigs in so thoroughly secular and judicious a manner, with so much polished glibness of tongue, that the miller thought, here was the very thing he wanted for Tom.
    2.1 -- Book 2 Chapter 1 -- Tom's "First Half" (22% in)
  • So of her curled fronts: Mrs. Glegg had doubtless the glossiest and crispest brown curls in her drawers, as well as curls in various degrees of fuzzy laxness; but to look out on the week-day world from under a crisp and glossy front would be to introduce a most dreamlike and unpleasant confusion between the sacred and the secular.
    1.7 -- Book 1 Chapter 7 -- Enter the Aunts and Uncles (2% in)

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