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constraint
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

3 uses
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Definition
limitation (something that limits something else)
  • She knew how to hit to a hair's-breadth that moment of evening when the light and the darkness are so evenly balanced that the constraint of day and the suspense of night neutralize each other, leaving absolute mental liberty.
    2 — Maiden No More (40% in)
  • She soon finished her eating, and having a consciousness that Clare was regarding her, began to trace imaginary patterns on the tablecloth with her forefinger with the constraint of a domestic animal that perceives itself to be watched.
    3 — The Rally (40% in)
  • She went out towards the mead, joining the other milkmaids with a bound, as if trying to make the open air drive away her sad constraint.
    4 — The Consequence (29% in)

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

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