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modicum
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

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a small amount
  • But to stand working slowly in a field, and feel the creep of rain-water, first in legs and shoulders, then on hips and head, then at back, front, and sides, and yet to work on till the leaden light diminishes and marks that the sun is down, demands a distinct modicum of stoicism, even of valour.
    5 — The Woman Pays (76% in)

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