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render
used in The House of the Seven Gables

2 meanings, 21 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
rendered service or a verdict
Definition
to give or supply something
  • He was quite ashamed ... to propose any diminution of so moderate a recompense for the immense service to be rendered.
    Chapter 13 — Alice Pyncheon (53% in)
rendered = given

(editor's note:  This might be paraphrased as "He was ashamed to propose decreasing already modest payment for the large service to be given.")
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2  —1 use as in:
rendered her unconscious
Definition
to make or cause to become
  • The importance of the document in question renders it advisable to neglect no possible, even if improbable, method of regaining it.
    Chapter 13 — Alice Pyncheon (65% in)
renders = makes
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?  —19 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • Time, the continual vicissitude of circumstances, and the invariable inopportunity of death, render it impossible.
    Chapter 21 — The Departure (44% in)
  • The narrative, it may be, is woven of so humble a texture as to require this advantage, and, at the same time, to render it the more difficult of attainment.
    Preface (39% in)
  • Had the Colonel survived only a few weeks longer, it is probable that his great political influence, and powerful connections at home and abroad, would have consummated all that was necessary to render the claim available.
    Chapter 1 — The Old Pyncheon Family (53% in)
  • Let us pardon her one other pause; for it is given to the sole sentiment, or, we might better say,—heightened and rendered intense, as it has been, by sorrow and seclusion,—to the strong passion of her life.
    Chapter 2 — The Little Shop-Window (13% in)
  • No better model need be sought, nor could have been found, of a very high order of respectability, which, by some indescribable magic, not merely expressed itself in his looks and gestures, but even governed the fashion of his garments, and rendered them all proper and essential to the man.
    Chapter 4 — A Day Behind the Counter (3% in)
  • But now, in his extreme old age,—whether it were that his long and hard experience had actually brightened him, or that his decaying judgment rendered him less capable of fairly measuring himself,—the venerable man made pretensions to no little wisdom, and really enjoyed the credit of it.
    Chapter 4 — A Day Behind the Counter (39% in)
  • It betokened the cheeriness of an active temperament, finding joy in its activity, and, therefore, rendering it beautiful; it was a New England trait,—the stern old stuff of Puritanism with a gold thread in the web.
    Chapter 5 — May and November (43% in)
  • Thus, Hepzibah was well content to acknowledge Phoebe's vastly superior gifts as a shop-keeper'—she listened, with compliant ear, to her suggestion of various methods whereby the influx of trade might be increased, and rendered profitable, without a hazardous outlay of capital.
    Chapter 5 — May and November (61% in)
  • There was one other object in the garden which Nature might fairly claim as her inalienable property, in spite of whatever man could do to render it his own.
    Chapter 6 — Maule's Well (19% in)
  • It was that wretched scowl which time and her near-sightedness, and the fret of inward discomfort, had rendered so habitual that any vehemence of mood invariably evoked it.
    Chapter 7 — The Guest (52% in)
  • And it rendered his aspect not the less, but more frightful, that it seemed not to express wrath or hatred, but a certain hot fellness of purpose, which annihilated everything but itself.
    Chapter 8 — The Pyncheon of To-day (87% in)
  • And as for her cousin's testimony in disparagement of it, she concluded that Hepzibah's judgment was embittered by one of those family feuds which render hatred the more deadly by the dead and corrupted love that they intermingle with its native poison.
    Chapter 8 — The Pyncheon of To-day (**% in)
  • The sick in mind, and, perhaps, in body, are rendered more darkly and hopelessly so by the manifold reflection of their disease, mirrored back from all quarters in the deportment of those about them; they are compelled to inhale the poison of their own breath, in infinite repetition.
    Chapter 9 — Clifford and Phoebe (88% in)
  • He had no burden of care upon him; there were none of those questions and contingencies with the future to be settled which wear away all other lives, and render them not worth having by the very process of providing for their support.
    Chapter 11 — The Arched Window (82% in)
  • Very possibly, he forgot Phoebe while he talked to her, and was moved only by the inevitable tendency of thought, when rendered sympathetic by enthusiasm and emotion, to flow into the first safe reservoir which it finds.
    Chapter 12 — The Daguerreotypist (68% in)
  • Let us allow him integrity, also, forever after to be confided in; since he forbade himself to twine that one link more which might have rendered his spell over Phoebe indissoluble.
    Chapter 14 — Phoebe's Good-Bye (11% in)
  • There is no such unwholesome atmosphere as that of an old home, rendered poisonous by one's defunct forefathers and relatives.
    Chapter 17 — The Flight of Two Owls (60% in)
  • The daybeam—even what little of it finds its way into this always dusky parlor—seems part of the universal benediction, annulling evil, and rendering all goodness possible, and happiness attainable.
    Chapter 18 — Governor Pyncheon (89% in)
  • It is especially unpardonable in this dwelling of so much hereditary misfortune, and under the eye of yonder portrait of a model conservative, who, in that very character, rendered himself so long the evil destiny of his race.
    Chapter 21 — The Departure (60% in)

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