What does it mean about a context clue with reference to the novel "To Kill a Mockingbird?" Test coming up Monday

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In general, context clues are words that surround another word or phrase, suggesting the meaning of that word or phrase.  Within the context of "To Kill a Mockingbird," then, you may be looking for words or passages that give more meaning to other passages.  For example, Scout's encounters with children at school and her cousin Francis who accuse her father of being "a nigger-lover" suggest that Atticus will encounter problems with the adults in the community as he defends Tom Robinson.  And, he later does as the mob comes to the jail to confront Atticus and demand Tom Robinson be handed over to them.

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