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acclivity
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

2 uses
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Definition
an upward slope or grade (as in a road)
  • It prompted the matron to say that she would walk a little way—as far as to the point where the acclivity from the valley began its first steep ascent to the outer world.
    1 — The Maiden (62% in)
  • He had traversed the greater part of this depression, and was climbing the western acclivity when, pausing for breath, he unconsciously looked back.
    7 — Fulfilment (54% in)

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