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This ultimate salvation of all mankind, and of all peccant spirits, is a conspicuous doctrine of Mr Bailey's.
The first was to observe strict "propriety" in her books—a point in which the novel had always been a little peccant.
THE ENGLISH NOVELGEORGE SAINTSBURY
Betty, not really knowing what she was doing, bent over the peccant milkman's book.
WHAT TIMMY DIDMARIE ADELAIDE BELLOC LOWNDES
It would be easy to crush up a peccant borough or two,—a borough that had been discovered in its sin.
PHINEAS FINNANTHONY TROLLOPE
This idea had occurred to Joe from his remembrance of a peccant hound in the grasp of a tyrant whip.
MR. SCARBOROUGH'S FAMILYANTHONY TROLLOPE
But it is useless and canting to say that peccant women are worse than men.
SHE STANDS ACCUSEDVICTOR MACCLURE
That the peccant material is to be eliminated gradually by mild remedies, just as it accumulated by degrees.
GILBERTUS ANGLICUSHENRY EBENEZER HANDERSON
Morbilli is a mild disease, but requires protection from cold, which confines and coagulates the peccant matter.
GILBERTUS ANGLICUSHENRY EBENEZER HANDERSON
For this reason I desired to divert the peccant matter downward, a point which the physician should consider and observe.
GILBERTUS ANGLICUSHENRY EBENEZER HANDERSON
Maisie looked at the peccant places; there were moments when it was a relief to her to drop her eyes even on anything so sordid.
WHAT MAISIE KNEWHENRY JAMES

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