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tinge
used in The Scarlet Letter

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Definition a slight amount; or to contain a slight amount
  • Here, one would suppose, might have been sorrow enough to imbue the sunniest disposition through and through with a sable tinge.
    Introductory (35% in)
  • It throws its unobtrusive tinge throughout the room, with a faint ruddiness upon the walls and ceiling, and a reflected gleam upon the polish of the furniture.
    Introductory (79% in)
  • But there is a fatality, a feeling so irresistible and inevitable that it has the force of doom, which almost invariably compels human beings to linger around and haunt, ghost-like, the spot where some great and marked event has given the colour to their lifetime; and, still the more irresistibly, the darker the tinge that saddens it.
    Chapter 5 -- Hester at her Needle (17% in)
  • They averred that the symbol was not mere scarlet cloth, tinged in an earthly dye-pot, but was red-hot with infernal fire, and could be seen glowing all alight whenever Hester Prynne walked abroad in the night-time.
    Chapter 5 -- Hester at her Needle (98% in)
  • Wherever there is a heart and an intellect, the diseases of the physical frame are tinged with the peculiarities of these.
    Chapter 9 -- The Leech (58% in)
  • Of a deeply religious temperament, there was inevitably a tinge of the devotional in his mood.
    Chapter 18 -- A Flood of Sunshine (42% in)
  • But we perhaps exaggerate the gray or sable tinge, which undoubtedly characterized the mood and manners of the age.
    Chapter 21 -- The New England Holiday (43% in)

There are no more uses of "tinge" in The Scarlet Letter.

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