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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of astringe.
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If sufficiently relaxed or astringed, the movements may entirely cease so as to appear lifeless, but when a stimulant is again added the same result is obtained as before -- it begins to move, and acts as vigorous as ever, which shows that it was not injured in the least by the agents used.
After Marrying her father's half-brother Corinne Dollanganger is widowed, and forced to return to her astringed family home with her four children.
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