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arid
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

2 uses
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Definition
lacking sufficient water or rainfall

or:

lacking vitality or spirit
  • Its dry pale surface stretched severely onward, unbroken by a single figure, vehicle, or mark, save some occasional brown horse-droppings which dotted its cold aridity here and there.
    6 — The Convert (4% in)
  • "Why," he said aridly; "I have come all the way here to see you to-day!
    6 — The Convert (28% in)

There are no more uses of "arid" in Tess of the d'Urbervilles.

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