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  • No, I say; but really it might be Sergeant Troy home on furlough, though I have not seen him.
  • Troy had not returned to his distant barracks as Boldwood and others supposed, but had merely gone to visit some acquaintance in Bath, and had yet a week or more remaining to his furlough.

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  • Could she give up this new love—induce him to renounce her by saying she did not like him—could no more speak to him, and beg him, for her good, to end his furlough in Bath, and see her and Weatherbury no more?

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as in: furloughed to reduce costs Define
unpaid time during which an employee is ordered not do come to work; or the issuing of such an order (Typically done due save money--not due to any dissatisfaction with the employee. Typically job benefits continue.)
as in: received a hardship furlough Define
an excused vacation from military duty or prison; or the granting of such a break
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