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tinged
used in The Brothers Karamazov

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Definition
with a slight amount

(If an amount of what is not clear from context, it is typically of color.)
  • According to your brother's account, the tinge of socialism won't hinder me from laying by the proceeds and investing them under the guidance of some Jew, till at the end of my career I build a great house in Petersburg and move my publishing offices to it, and let out the upper stories to lodgers.
    Book 2 — An Unfortunate Gathering (84% in)
  • ...I don't go in for the career of an archimandrite in the immediate future and don't become a monk, I shall be sure to go to Petersburg and get on to some solid magazine as a reviewer, that I shall write for the next ten years, and in the end become the owner of the magazine, and bring it out on the liberal and atheistic side, with a socialistic tinge, with a tiny gloss of socialism, but keeping a sharp look out all the time, that is, keeping in with both sides and hoodwinking the fools.
    Book 2 — An Unfortunate Gathering (84% in)
  • He is going to put in a tinge of Socialism, he says.
    Book 11 — Ivan (28% in)
  • But there, damn the fellow, he can put in a tinge if he likes, I don't care.
    Book 11 — Ivan (28% in)

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