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vicarious
used in The Mill on the Floss

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  • This was the trunk of a large wooden doll, which once stared with the roundest of eyes above the reddest of cheeks; but was now entirely defaced by a long career of vicarious suffering.
    1.4 -- Book 1 Chapter 4 -- Tom Is Expected (16% in)

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