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inordinate
used in The House of the Seven Gables

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beyond normal limits
  • Her father as it proved, had martyred his poor child to an inordinate desire for measuring his land by miles instead of acres.
    Chapter 13 — Alice Pyncheon (93% in)
  • ...Colonel Pyncheon meant to be the house of his descendants, in prosperity and happiness, down to an epoch far beyond the present,—under that roof, through a portion of three centuries, there has been perpetual remorse of conscience, a constantly defeated hope, strife amongst kindred, various misery, a strange form of death, dark suspicion, unspeakable disgrace,—all, or most of which calamity I have the means of tracing to the old Puritan's inordinate desire to plant and endow a family.
    Chapter 12 — The Daguerreotypist (90% in)

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