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accumulate
used in The Hunchback of Notre Dame

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Definition
to collect or gradually increase
  • For the period of more than a century, the houses press upon each other, accumulate, and raise their level in this basin, like water in a reservoir.
    1.3.2 — Vol 1 Bk 3 Chpt 2 — A Bird's-Eye View of Paris (5% in)
  • ...is a primitive thing, by demonstrating (what is also demonstrated by the cyclopean vestiges, the pyramids of Egypt, the gigantic Hindoo pagodas) that the greatest products of architecture are less the works of individuals than of society; rather the offspring of a nation's effort, than the inspired flash of a man of genius; the deposit left by a whole people; the heaps accumulated by centuries; the residue of successive evaporations of human society,—in a word, species of formations.
    1.3.1 — Vol 1 Bk 3 Chpt 1 — Notre-Dame (74% in)
  • Upon the furnace were accumulated in disorder, all sorts of vases, earthenware bottles, glass retorts, and mattresses of charcoal.
    2.7.4 — Vol 2 Bk 7 Chpt 4 — ANARKH (28% in)
  • ...old law of Nature in the world, he who allowed his passions to follow their inclinations, and in whom the lake of great emotions was always dry, so freely did he let it off each day by fresh drains,—he did not know with what fury the sea of human passions ferments and boils when all egress is denied to it, how it accumulates, how it swells, how it overflows, how it hollows out the heart; how it breaks in inward sobs, and dull convulsions, until it has rent its dikes and burst its bed.
    2.7.4 — Vol 2 Bk 7 Chpt 4 — ANARKH (58% in)

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