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efficacy
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

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effectiveness (the ability to produce a desired result)
  • Then their sister, with much augmented confidence in the efficacy of the sacrament, poured forth from the bottom of her heart the thanksgiving that follows, uttering it boldly and triumphantly in the stopt-diapason note which her voice acquired when her heart was in her speech, and which will never be forgotten by those who knew her.
    2 — Maiden No More (80% in)

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