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- Phoebe and the fire that boiled the teakettle were equally bright, cheerful, and efficient, in their respective offices.Chapter 5 — May and November (40% in)
- And if the observer chanced to be ill-natured, as well as acute and susceptible, he would probably suspect that the smile on the gentleman's face was a good deal akin to the shine on his boots, and that each must have cost him and his boot-black, respectively, a good deal of hard labor to bring out and preserve them.Chapter 8 — The Pyncheon of To-day (11% in)
- For the gaunt, bony frame and limbs of Hepzibah, as compared with the tiny lightsomeness of Phoebe's figure, were perhaps in some fit proportion with the moral weight and substance, respectively, of the woman and the girl.Chapter 9 — Clifford and Phoebe (41% in)
- Both, it is true, were characters proper to New England life, and possessing a common ground, therefore, in their more external developments; but as unlike, in their respective interiors, as if their native climes had been at world-wide distance.Chapter 12 — The Daguerreotypist (18% in)
There are no more uses of "respective" in The House of the Seven Gables.
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