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used in The Grapes of Wrath

3 uses
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the pace of something (time between events or subevents)  — especially the pace at which music is played
  • 1 His extended foot swung slowly up and down in the tempo.
    Chapter 4 (13% in)
  • It was not dance tempo.
    Chapter 4 (13% in)
  • The rain began with gusty showers, pauses and downpours; and then gradually it settled to a single tempo, small drops and a steady beat, rain that was gray to see through, rain that cut midday light to evening.
    Chapter 29 (8% in)

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