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Engross

Now, at the expiration of four years, during which public declarations have been constantly called forth on every point and phase of the great contest which still absorbs the attention, and engrosses the enerergies of the nation, little that is new could be presented.

absorb all the attention or interest of.

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Impending

On the occasion corresponding to this four years ago, all thoughts were anxiously directed to an impending civil-war.

about to happen; forthcoming.

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Avert

All dreaded it -- all sought to avert it.

prevent or ward off (an undesirable occurrence).

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Deprecate

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