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hearsay
used in The Mill on the Floss

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heard through another rather than directly
  • Let a prejudice be bequeathed, carried in the air, adopted by hearsay, caught in through the eye,—however it may come, these minds will give it a habitation; it is something to assert strongly and bravely, something to fill up the void of spontaneous ideas, something to impose on others with the authority of conscious right; it is at once a staff and a baton.
    6.12 -- Book 6 Chapter 12 -- A Family Party (90% in)

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