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actuate
used in The House of the Seven Gables

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to make a machine work or cause someone to act
  • Meanwhile, Holgrave took some pains to establish an intercourse with Clifford, actuated, it might seem, entirely by an impulse of kindliness, in order that the present hour might be cheerfuller than most which the poor recluse had spent, or was destined yet to spend.
    Chapter 10 — The Pyncheon Garden (88% in)

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