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contagion
used in The Lovely Bones

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the spread of disease or any idea or attitude — especially one that is harmful
  • They trod gently outside his office and would stop a few feet from his desk as if, should they be too relaxed in his presence, what had happened to him would happen to them—as if having a dead child were contagious.
    Chapter Thirteen (19% in)

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