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AHA

 
American Heart Association; American Hospital Association.

AHA

abbr.
alpha-hydroxy acid

AHA

Abbreviation for:
acquired haemolytic anaemia
alpha hydroxy acid
anti-heart antibody
anti-histone antibody
American Hospital Association, see there
American Heart Association
Associate of The Institute of Hospital Administrators (previously Area Health Authority) (MedspeakU-KK)
autoimmune haemolytic anaemia

AHA

Abbreviation for American Hospital Association.
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Inger Sigrun Brodey has read the ha-ha in Mansfield Park in terms of an ambivalence regarding authority: the ha-ha acts, on the one hand, as a form of authority that relies on external constraint--"restriction that is imposed externally," against which the young inhabitants of Mansfield rebel--but also more desirably in "the authority that is felt in more subtle ways, in the form of an internal conscience or sense of delicacy" (93), which Fanny possesses.
Orlando has indeed stepped beyond those bounds, trying to reach beyond the ha-ha that figures domestic restraint.
To live at Mansfield, when really only a poor relation from Portsmouth, provides Fanny with social advancement and pleasure, but it also establishes "'restraint and hardship'" (as Maria says of the ha-ha) because Fanny is affiliated to Edmund as a sibling while her emotions belie that purported relationship.
Both, too, display the symbolic potential of the ha-ha as a place of transgression and fall.
McMillan points to some ha-has that appear in fiction before Jane Austen's (9-11).