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assent
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

8 uses
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Definition
to express agreement — especially with a statement or proposal to do something
  • She also assented to this.
    2 — Maiden No More (17% in)
  • She silently assented, and with her stool at arm's length, and the pail against her knee, went round to where they stood.
    3 — The Rally (95% in)
  • He expressed assent in loving satire, looking into her face.
    4 — The Consequence (34% in)
  • She assented by relinquishing her pail and stool to the dairyman to take home, and mounted the spring-waggon beside Clare.
    4 — The Consequence (43% in)
  • The days of declining autumn which followed her assent, beginning with the month of October, formed a season through which she lived in spiritual altitudes more nearly approaching ecstasy than any other period of her life.
    4 — The Consequence (54% in)
  • As they could not talk with freedom in the driver's presence he asked her to accompany him for a few steps on foot along one of the branch roads; she assented, and directing the man to wait a few minutes they strolled away.
    5 — The Woman Pays (34% in)
  • The workman assented, and followed her to the landing.
    7 — Fulfilment (50% in)
  • She passively assented, and putting the room in order, they took up the few articles that belonged to them, and departed noiselessly.
    7 — Fulfilment (78% in)

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

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