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loophole
used in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

6 uses
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Definition
an ambiguity (especially one in the text of a law or contract) that makes it possible to evade a difficulty or obligation
  • The Loophole Of Retreat.
    21 — The Loophole Of Retreat (0% in)
  • I was thankful when there came a day sufficiently mild for me to wrap myself up and sit at the loophole to watch the passers by.
    21 — The Loophole Of Retreat (82% in)
  • All this, and much more, I thought of, as I sat at my loophole, waiting for the family to return from the grave; sometimes weeping, sometimes falling asleep, dreaming strange dreams of the dead and the living.
    28 — Aunt Nancy (92% in)
  • Countless were the nights that I sat late at the little loophole scarcely large enough to give me a glimpse of one twinkling star.
    29 — Preparations For Escape (3% in)
  • The next morning I peeped through my loophole, and saw that it was dark and cloudy.
    29 — Preparations For Escape (52% in)
  • I had not spoken to him for seven years, though I had been under the same roof, and seen him every day, when I was well enough to sit at the loophole.
    29 — Preparations For Escape (81% in)

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