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<?xml version="1.0"?>
<api>
  <query>
    <search>
      <p ns="0" title="Processing Files" snippet="...t is the condition which undermines the text&#039;s power to transmit a complex &lt;span class=&#039;searchmatch&#039;&gt;meaning&lt;/span&gt; or to represent any experience except the experience of its own divisivenes&#10;...case of Empson&#039;s first example of &#039;bare ruined choirs&#039;. There the numerous &lt;span class=&#039;searchmatch&#039;&gt;meaning&lt;/span&gt;s evoked were said to &#039;combine&#039; , and ambiguity was a condition of the reade&#10;" size="7617" wordcount="1222" timestamp="2019-10-04T14:59:25Z" />
    </search>
  </query>
</api>