scarlet letter

NOUN
  1. the letter A in red; Puritans required adulterers to wear it
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  • Suffice it to say that Olive identifies intensely with Hester Prynne, the outcast heroine of "The Scarlet Letter. 'The Help': '60s Racism in Black and White
  • Having a child in this society was about as much a sin as being an adulteress in the Puritan society of The Scarlet Letter.
  • And I certainly don't recall feeling like I succeeded particularly in stroking my own ego by emblazoning every found object in my room (and the laundry) with my scarlet letter Gs. To this day I am still attracted to things with the letter G on them. Something new every day.
  • The story of the scarlet letter grew into a legend.
  • And as for the scarlet letter, I wear it for the sake of its gold thread.
  • In The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne becomes coolly exceptional in her idealistic determination to lie beyond the common ground of social expectations, unlike her betrayer, the Reverend Dimmesdale who wallows in self-recriminations, guilt and discomfort, as if he had taken the conventional female role in relation to illicit passion. And Again, Love « Tales from the Reading Room
  • See ye not, she is the scarlet letter, only capable of being loved, and so endowed with a millionfold the power of retribution for my sin?
  • The CliffsNotes of The Scarlet Letter outsells the real book more than three to one.
  • Arthur Dimmesdale is the hero of The Scarlet Letter, the embodiment of Hawthorne's consciousness of confession.
  • A few centuries ago it may not have seemed out of place, but even modern-day American puritans have been shocked by Florida's so-called ‘Scarlet Letter’ law.
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