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tempo
used in The Mill on the Floss

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Definition
the pace of something (time between events or subevents)  — especially the pace at which music is played
  • Maggie could look at Stephen, which, for some reason or other she always avoided when they were alone; and he could even ask her to play his accompaniment for him, since Lucy's fingers were so busy with that bazaar-work, and lecture her on hurrying the tempo, which was certainly Maggie's weak point.
    6.6 -- Book 6 Chapter 6 -- Illustrating the Laws of Attraction (47% in)
  • " "Oh no, I shall not respect an Adam who drags the tempo, as you will," said Lucy, beginning to play the duet.
    6.1 -- Book 6 Chapter 1 -- A Duet in Paradise (59% in)

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