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mystic
used in The House of the Seven Gables

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Definition
relating to realities that are outside of scientific understanding and normal experience; or one who attempts to tune into such realities
  • It was the effect, unquestionably, of the mystic gesticulations by which he had sought to bring bodily before Phoebe's perception the figure of the mesmerizing carpenter.
    Chapter 14 — Phoebe's Good-Bye (2% in)
  • Holgrave had read very little, and that little in passing through the thoroughfare of life, where the mystic language of his books was necessarily mixed up with the babble of the multitude, so that both one and the other were apt to lose any sense that might have been properly their own.
    Chapter 12 — The Daguerreotypist (55% in)
  • I am somewhat of a mystic, it must be confessed.
    Chapter 14 — Phoebe's Good-Bye (59% in)
  • In all the very extensive sphere of those who knew him, whether in his public or private capacities, there was not an individual—except Hepzibah, and some lawless mystic, like the daguerreotypist, and, possibly, a few political opponents—who would have dreamed of seriously disputing his claim to a high and honorable place in the world's regard.
    Chapter 15 — The Scowl and Smile (34% in)
  • This one mystic branch hung down before the main entrance of the Seven Gables, so nigh the ground that any passer-by might have stood on tiptoe and plucked it off.
    Chapter 19 — Alice's Posies (6% in)
  • They were flaunting in rich beauty and full bloom to-day, and seemed, as it were, a mystic expression that something within the house was consummated.
    Chapter 19 — Alice's Posies (13% in)

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