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enfranchise
used in The House of the Seven Gables

2 uses
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Definition
grant voting rights

or archaically:  grant freedom — as from slavery
  • The next moment, without any visible cause for the change, her unwonted joy shrank back, appalled, as it were, and clothed itself in mourning; or it ran and hid itself, so to speak, in the dungeon of her heart, where it had long lain chained, while a cold, spectral sorrow took the place of the imprisoned joy, that was afraid to be enfranchised,—a sorrow as black as that was bright.
    Chapter 7 — The Guest (24% in)
  • Within the car there was the usual interior life of the railroad, offering little to the observation of other passengers, but full of novelty for this pair of strangely enfranchised prisoners.
    Chapter 17 — The Flight of Two Owls (27% in)

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