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1  He was small in stature, with a furrowed visage, which as yet could hardly be termed aged.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In III. THE RECOGNITION
2  It was certainly a doubtful charm, imparting a hard, metallic lustre to the child's character.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XVI. A FOREST WALK
3  Yet Hester was hardly safe in confiding herself to that gusty tenderness: it passed as suddenly as it came.
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Get Context   In VI. PEARL
4  "They mostly do," said the clergyman, griping hard at his breast, as if afflicted with an importunate throb of pain.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In X. THE LEECH AND HIS PATIENT
5  With the same hard demeanour, she was led back to prison, and vanished from the public gaze within its iron-clamped portal.
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Get Context   In III. THE RECOGNITION
6  Its result, on earth, could hardly fail to be insanity, and hereafter, that eternal alienation from the Good and True, of which madness is perhaps the earthly type.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XVII. THE PASTOR AND HIS PARISHIONER
7  Be it accepted as a proof that all was not corrupt in this poor victim of her own frailty, and man's hard law, that Hester Prynne yet struggled to believe that no fellow-mortal was guilty like herself.
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Get Context   In V. HESTER AT HER NEEDLE
8  Finding it so directly on the threshold of our narrative, which is now about to issue from that inauspicious portal, we could hardly do otherwise than pluck one of its flowers, and present it to the reader.
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Get Context   In I. THE PRISON DOOR
9  We have as yet hardly spoken of the infant; that little creature, whose innocent life had sprung, by the inscrutable decree of Providence, a lovely and immortal flower, out of the rank luxuriance of a guilty passion.
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Get Context   In VI. PEARL
10  The impression made by his aspect, so rigid and severe, and frost-bitten with more than autumnal age, was hardly in keeping with the appliances of worldly enjoyment wherewith he had evidently done his utmost to surround himself.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In VIII. THE ELF-CHILD AND THE MINISTER
11  The bright morning sun, therefore, shone on broad shoulders and well-developed busts, and on round and ruddy cheeks, that had ripened in the far-off island, and had hardly yet grown paler or thinner in the atmosphere of New England.
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Get Context   In II. THE MARKET-PLACE
12  But the proprietor appeared already to have relinquished as hopeless, the effort to perpetuate on this side of the Atlantic, in a hard soil, and amid the close struggle for subsistence, the native English taste for ornamental gardening.
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Get Context   In VII. THE GOVERNOR'S HALL
13  It was further decorated with strange and seemingly cabalistic figures and diagrams, suitable to the quaint taste of the age which had been drawn in the stucco, when newly laid on, and had now grown hard and durable, for the admiration of after times.
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Get Context   In VII. THE GOVERNOR'S HALL
14  Strengthened by years of hard and solemn trial, she felt herself no longer so inadequate to cope with Roger Chillingworth as on that night, abased by sin and half-maddened by the ignominy that was still new, when they had talked together in the prison-chamber.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XIII. ANOTHER VIEW OF HESTER
15  If the same multitude which had stood as eye-witnesses while Hester Prynne sustained her punishment could now have been summoned forth, they would have discerned no face above the platform nor hardly the outline of a human shape, in the dark grey of the midnight.
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Get Context   In XII. THE MINISTER'S VIGIL
16  The period was hardly, if at all, earlier than that of our story, when a dispute concerning the right of property in a pig not only caused a fierce and bitter contest in the legislative body of the colony, but resulted in an important modification of the framework itself of the legislature.
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Get Context   In VII. THE GOVERNOR'S HALL
17  There were men, too, of a sturdier texture of mind than his, and endowed with a far greater share of shrewd, hard iron, or granite understanding; which, duly mingled with a fair proportion of doctrinal ingredient, constitutes a highly respectable, efficacious, and unamiable variety of the clerical species.
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Get Context   In XI. THE INTERIOR OF A HEART
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