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truth_n employ_v full_a good_a 17 3 2.0648 3 false
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A80868 Soveraign omnipotency the saint's security in evil days Discoursed and concluded from Rom. IV. xvii, xviii. Crompton, William, 1599?-1642. 1682 (1682) Wing C7032A; ESTC R231868 61,231 175

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