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  • n. Plural form of settlement.

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  • I don't find that he has once talked of settlements; much less of the licence. It is hard! But as your evil destiny has thrown you out of all other protection and mediation, you must be father, mother, uncle to yourself; and enter upon the requisite points for yourself.

    Anna Howe to Clarissa Harlowe, Clarissa by Samuel Richardson

    January 3, 2008

  • She then set forth to me, my friends' expectations from me; Mr. Solmes's riches (three times as rich he came out to be as anybody had thought him); the settlements proposed; Mr. Lovelace's bad character; their aversion to him...

    Clarissa Harlowe to Anna Howe, Clarissa by Samuel Richardson

    January 3, 2008