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broach
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

3 uses
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Definition
bring up a topic for discussion - especially an awkward topic
  • Tess, meanwhile, as the one who had dragged her parents into this quagmire, was silently wondering what she could do to help them out of it; and then her mother broached her scheme.
    1 — The Maiden (41% in)
  • XXVI It was not till the evening, after family prayers, that Angel found opportunity of broaching to his father one or two subjects near his heart.
    4 — The Consequence (13% in)
  • She felt certain that they were continuing the subject already broached, but their voices were so low that she could not catch the words.
    5 — The Woman Pays (86% in)

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