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annex
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

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Definition
to take territory and make it part of a larger territory — such as a city making land outside of it a part of the city
  • Conning for an hour in the British Museum the pages of works devoted to extinct, half-extinct, obscured, and ruined families appertaining to the quarter of England in which he proposed to settle, he considered that d'Urberville looked and sounded as well as any of them: and d'Urberville accordingly was annexed to his own name for himself and his heirs eternally.
    1 — The Maiden (47% in)
  • Of this work of imagination poor Tess and her parents were naturally in ignorance—much to their discomfiture; indeed, the very possibility of such annexations was unknown to them; who supposed that, though to be well-favoured might be the gift of fortune, a family name came by nature.
    1 — The Maiden (47% in)

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