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lenient
used in The Mill on the Floss

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Definition
less strict or more tolerant than might be expected
  • He thought he had the demonstration of facts observed through years by his own eyes, which gave no warning of their imperfection, that Maggie's nature was utterly untrustworthy, and too strongly marked with evil tendencies to be safely treated with leniency.
    7.3 -- Book 7 Chapter 3 -- Showing That Old Acquaintances Are Capable…. (22% in)
  • The masculine mind of St. Ogg's smiled pleasantly, and did not wonder that Kenn liked to see a fine pair of eyes daily, or that he was inclined to take so lenient a view of the past; the feminine mind, regarded at that period as less powerful, took a more melancholy view of the case.
    7.4 -- Book 7 Chapter 4 -- Maggie and Lucy (41% in)

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