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1  The trying nature of his position drove the blood from his cheek, and made his lips tremulous.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In III. THE RECOGNITION
2  And yet, by the constitution of his nature, he loved the truth, and loathed the lie, as few men ever did.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XI. THE INTERIOR OF A HEART
3  After a brief space, the convulsion grew almost imperceptible, and finally subsided into the depths of his nature.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In III. THE RECOGNITION
4  But not to suggest more obvious reasons, it may be that they are kept silent by the very constitution of their nature.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In X. THE LEECH AND HIS PATIENT
5  The latter had his suspicions, indeed, that even the nature of Mr. Dimmesdale's bodily disease had never fairly been revealed to him.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In IX. THE LEECH
6  Taking a handful of these, she arranged them along the lines of the scarlet letter that decorated the maternal bosom, to which the burrs, as their nature was, tenaciously adhered.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In X. THE LEECH AND HIS PATIENT
7  But now, with this unattended walk from her prison door, began the daily custom; and she must either sustain and carry it forward by the ordinary resources of her nature, or sink beneath it.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In V. HESTER AT HER NEEDLE
8  Day after day she looked fearfully into the child's expanding nature, ever dreading to detect some dark and wild peculiarity that should correspond with the guiltiness to which she owed her being.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In VI. PEARL
9  All this was accomplished with a subtlety so perfect, that the minister, though he had constantly a dim perception of some evil influence watching over him, could never gain a knowledge of its actual nature.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XI. THE INTERIOR OF A HEART
10  We doubt whether any marked event, for good or evil, ever befell New England, from its settlement down to revolutionary times, of which the inhabitants had not been previously warned by some spectacle of its nature.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XII. THE MINISTER'S VIGIL
11  In our nature, however, there is a provision, alike marvellous and merciful, that the sufferer should never know the intensity of what he endures by its present torture, but chiefly by the pang that rankles after it.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In II. THE MARKET-PLACE
12  With many variations, suggested by the nature of his building materials, diversity of climate, and a different mode of social life, Governor Bellingham had planned his new habitation after the residences of gentlemen of fair estate in his native land.
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Get Context   In VII. THE GOVERNOR'S HALL
13  At any moment, by an effort of his will, he could discern substances through their misty lack of substance, and convince himself that they were not solid in their nature, like yonder table of carved oak, or that big, square, leather-bound and brazen-clasped volume of divinity.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XI. THE INTERIOR OF A HEART
14  She had borne that morning all that nature could endure; and as her temperament was not of the order that escapes from too intense suffering by a swoon, her spirit could only shelter itself beneath a stony crust of insensibility, while the faculties of animal life remained entire.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In III. THE RECOGNITION
15  Every gesture, every word, and even the silence of those with whom she came in contact, implied, and often expressed, that she was banished, and as much alone as if she inhabited another sphere, or communicated with the common nature by other organs and senses than the rest of human kind.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In V. HESTER AT HER NEEDLE
16  Mother and daughter stood together in the same circle of seclusion from human society; and in the nature of the child seemed to be perpetuated those unquiet elements that had distracted Hester Prynne before Pearl's birth, but had since begun to be soothed away by the softening influences of maternity.
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Get Context   In VI. PEARL
17  Of an impulsive and passionate nature, she had fortified herself to encounter the stings and venomous stabs of public contumely, wreaking itself in every variety of insult; but there was a quality so much more terrible in the solemn mood of the popular mind, that she longed rather to behold all those rigid countenances contorted with scornful merriment, and herself the object.
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Get Context   In II. THE MARKET-PLACE
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