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contagion
used in The Awakening

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Definition
the spread of disease or any idea or attitude — especially one that is harmful
  • Arobin caught the contagion of excitement which drew him to Edna like a magnet.
    Chapter 25 (26% in)
  • Mr. Merriman's laugh at this sally was such a genuine outburst and so contagious that it started the dinner with an agreeable swing that never slackened.
    Chapter 30 (29% in)

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