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used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

6 uses
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means literally; or indicates
  • She had inherited the feature from her mother without the quality it denoted.
    1 — The Maiden (52% in)
  • They crept along towards a point in the expanse of shade just at hand at which a feeble light was beginning to assert its presence, a spot where, by day, a fitful white streak of steam at intervals upon the dark green background denoted intermittent moments of contact between their secluded world and modern life.
    4 — The Consequence (46% in)
  • It was said afterwards that a cottager of Wellbridge, who went out late that night for a doctor, met two lovers in the pastures, walking very slowly, without converse, one behind the other, as in a funeral procession, and the glimpse that he obtained of their faces seemed to denote that they were anxious and sad.
    5 — The Woman Pays (8% in)
  • Though unsophisticated in the usual sense, she was not incomplete; and it would have denoted deficiency of womanhood if she had not instinctively known what an argument lies in propinquity.
    5 — The Woman Pays (21% in)
  • "Is that man your husband?" he asked mechanically, denoting by a sign the labourer who turned the machine.
    6 — The Convert (20% in)
  • When Izz Huett and Tess arrived at the scene of operations only a rustling denoted that others had preceded them; to which, as the light increased, there were presently added the silhouettes of two men on the summit.
    6 — The Convert (32% in)

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

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