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anticlimax
used in The Mill on the Floss

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a disappointing decline in excitement or interest relative to a previous rise or expectations
  • The delicious scent of rose-leaves that issued from the wardrobe made the process of taking out sheet after sheet of silver paper quite pleasant to assist at, though the sight of the bonnet at last was an anticlimax to Maggie, who would have preferred something more strikingly preternatural.
    1.9 -- Book 1 Chapter 9 -- To Garum Firs (35% in)

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