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relent
used in The Mill on the Floss

4 uses
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Definition
to give in; or to be less intense
  • Then with a bright smile, "I think perhaps I could if he were very conceited; and yet, if he got extremely humiliated afterward, I should relent."
    5.4 — Book 5 Chapter 4 — Another Love-Scene (32% in)
  • But the fine old season meant well; and if he has not learned the secret how to bless men impartially, it is because his father Time, with ever-unrelenting unrelenting purpose, still hides that secret in his own mighty, slow-beating heart.
    2.2 — Book 2 Chapter 2 — The Christmas Holidays (10% in)
  • But the fine old season meant well; and if he has not learned the secret how to bless men impartially, it is because his father Time, with ever-unrelenting unrelenting purpose, still hides that secret in his own mighty, slow-beating heart.
    2.2 — Book 2 Chapter 2 — The Christmas Holidays (11% in)
  • He felt all the relenting in her look and tone; it was heaven opening again.
    6.13 — Book 6 Chapter 13 — Borne Along by the Tide (75% in)

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