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deemed
used in The House of the Seven Gables

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Definition
believed or judged
  • The reader may deem it singular that the head carpenter of the new edifice was no other than the son of the very man from whose dead gripe the property of the soil had been wrested.
    Chapter 1 — The Old Pyncheon Family (20% in)
  • Efforts, it is true, were made by the Pyncheons, not only then, but at various periods for nearly a hundred years afterwards, to obtain what they stubbornly persisted in deeming their right.
    Chapter 1 — The Old Pyncheon Family (55% in)
  • It is a very genuine admiration, that with which persons too shy or too awkward to take a due part in the bustling world regard the real actors in life's stirring scenes; so genuine, in fact, that the former are usually fain to make it palatable to their self-love, by assuming that these active and forcible qualities are incompatible with others, which they choose to deem higher and more important.
    Chapter 5 — May and November (61% in)
  • But we deem it pardonable to record these mean incidents and poor delights, because they proved so greatly to Clifford's benefit.
    Chapter 10 — The Pyncheon Garden (66% in)
  • Setting aside all advantages of rank, this fair girl deemed herself conscious of a power—combined of beauty, high, unsullied purity, and the preservative force of womanhood—that could make her sphere impenetrable, unless betrayed by treachery within.
    Chapter 13 — Alice Pyncheon (69% in)
  • One evening, at a bridal party (but not her own; for, so lost from self-control, she would have deemed it sin to marry), poor Alice was beckoned forth by her unseen despot, and constrained, in her gossamer white dress and satin slippers, to hasten along the street to the mean dwelling of a laboring-man.
    Chapter 13 — Alice Pyncheon (97% in)
  • —or that I do not now rejoice, when it is deemed consistent with the dues of public justice and the welfare of society that this dear kinsman, this early friend, this nature so delicately and beautifully constituted,—so unfortunate, let us pronounce him, and forbear to say, so guilty,—that our own Clifford, in fine, should be given back to life, and its possibilities of enjoyment?
    Chapter 15 — The Scowl and Smile (27% in)
  • Or, shall we say, it is itself a thought, nothing but thought, and no longer the substance which we deemed it!
    Chapter 17 — The Flight of Two Owls (80% in)
  • The latter might probably have been won for him, had those on whom the guardianship of his welfare had fallen deemed it advisable to expose Clifford to a miserable resuscitation of past ideas, when the condition of whatever comfort he might expect lay in the calm of forgetfulness.
    Chapter 21 — The Departure (40% in)

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