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used in The House of the Seven Gables

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to happen repeatedly or a second time
  • Towards Phoebe, as we have said, she was affectionate,—far tenderer than ever before, in their brief acquaintance, except for that one kiss on the preceding night,—yet with a continually recurring pettishness and irritability.
    Chapter 7 — The Guest (26% in)
  • But it is too fruitful a subject, this of hereditary resemblances,—the frequent recurrence of which, in a direct line, is truly unaccountable, when we consider how large an accumulation of ancestry lies behind every man at the distance of one or two centuries.
    Chapter 8 — The Pyncheon of To-day (49% in)
  • He delighted in the swell and subsidence of the rhythm, and the happily recurring rhyme.
    Chapter 10 — The Pyncheon Garden (9% in)
  • The idea of terrible energy thus forced upon him was new at every recurrence, and seemed to affect him as disagreeably, and with almost as much surprise, the hundredth time as the first.
    Chapter 11 — The Arched Window (13% in)
  • Had Clifford, every time that he emerged out of dreams so lifelike, undergone the torture of transformation from a boy into an old and broken man, the daily recurrence of the shock would have been too much to bear.
    Chapter 11 — The Arched Window (86% in)
  • Whatever she had heard, from legendary aunts and grandmothers, concerning the good or evil fortunes of the Pyncheons,—stories which had heretofore been kept warm in her remembrance by the chimney-corner glow that was associated with them,—now recurred to her, sombre, ghastly, cold, like most passages of family history, when brooded over in melancholy mood.
    Chapter 16 — Clifford's Chamber (4% in)
  • Now, sir, whenever my thoughts recur to this seven-gabled mansion (the fact is so very curious that I must needs mention it), immediately I have a vision or image of an elderly man, of remarkably stern countenance, sitting in an oaken elbow-chair, dead, stone-dead, with an ugly flow of blood upon his shirt-bosom!
    Chapter 17 — The Flight of Two Owls (62% in)

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