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engender
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

6 uses
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Definition
cause — usually a feeling (possibly a situation)
  • An unguided ramble into its recesses in bad weather is apt to engender dissatisfaction with its narrow, tortuous, and miry ways.
    1 — The Maiden (7% in)
  • A familiarity with Alec d'Urberville's presence—which that young man carefully cultivated in her by playful dialogue, and by jestingly calling her his cousin when they were alone—removed much of her original shyness of him, without, however, implanting any feeling which could engender shyness of a new and tenderer kind.
    1 — The Maiden (79% in)
  • The laughter rang louder; they clung to the gate, to the posts, rested on their staves, in the weakness engendered by their convulsions at the spectacle of Car.
    1 — The Maiden (89% in)
  • ...spectral creatures with tragical eyes—eyes which had witnessed scenes of cataclysmal horror in inaccessible polar regions of a magnitude such as no human being had ever conceived, in curdling temperatures that no man could endure; which had beheld the crash of icebergs and the slide of snow-hills by the shooting light of the Aurora; been half blinded by the whirl of colossal storms and terraqueous distortions; and retained the expression of feature that such scenes had engendered.
    5 — The Woman Pays (79% in)
  • From his remarks his parents now gathered the real reason of the separation; and their Christianity was such that, reprobates being their especial care, the tenderness towards Tess which her blood, her simplicity, even her poverty, had not engendered, was instantly excited by her sin.
    7 — Fulfilment (13% in)
  • Both had a sense that something had disturbed them, though they could not say what; and the uneasy feeling which it engendered grew stronger.
    7 — Fulfilment (78% in)

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

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