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relent
used in Wuthering Heights

4 uses
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Definition
to give in; or to be less intense
  • She even disgraces the name of Linton; and I've sometimes relented, from pure lack of invention, in my experiments on what she could endure, and still creep shamefully cringing back!
    Chapter 14 (61% in)
  • After a pause and a prolonged gaze, she resumed; addressing me in accents of indignant disappointment:— 'Oh, you see, Nelly, he would not relent a moment to keep me out of the grave.
    Chapter 15 (58% in)
  • And being really fully as much inclined to laugh as scold — for I esteemed it all girlish vanity — I at length relented in a measure, and asked, — 'If I consent to burn them, will you promise faithfully neither to send nor receive a letter again, nor a book (for I perceive you have sent him books), nor locks of hair, nor rings, nor playthings?'
    Chapter 21 (95% in)
  • 'But if you be coming to plead off paying for a place you won't occupy, your journey is useless: I never relent in exacting my due from any one.'
    Chapter 31 (87% in)

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