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used in The House of the Seven Gables

2 uses
  • Phoebe (being of that quickness and activity of temperament that she seldom long refrained from taking a part, and generally a good one, in what was going forward) now felt herself moved to address the stranger.
    Chapter 7 — The Guest (75% in)
  • So craftily had he arranged the circumstances, that, at Clifford's trial, his cousin hardly found it necessary to swear to anything false, but only to withhold the one decisive explanation, by refraining to state what he had himself done and witnessed.
    Chapter 21 — The Departure (33% in)

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