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- verb Simple past tense and past participle of
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Peggy McIntosh, while clearly overtaught, I think cannot be taught enough:
I was more sorry for him than I dared to say; for I could but think this dear overtaught child might have died from a perpetual fever of the brain as likely as from a four days 'fever of the body; and afterwards when Mr. Evelyn talked to us of a manner of forcing fruits to grow in strange shapes -- a process in which he was greatly interested -- I thought that this dear infant's mind had been constrained and directed, like the fruits, into a form unnatural to childhood.