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phlegmatic
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

4 uses
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Definition
showing little emotion
  • The red and white herd nearest at hand, which had been phlegmatically waiting for the call, now trooped towards the steading in the background, their great bags of milk swinging under them as they walked.
    3 — The Rally (9% in)
  • After these tender contests and her victory she would go away by herself under the remotest cow, if at milking-time, or into the sedge or into her room, if at a leisure interval, and mourn silently, not a minute after an apparently phlegmatic negative.
    4 — The Consequence (31% in)
  • Anyhow, whatever the origin of the relic, there was and is something sinister, or solemn, according to mood, in the scene amid which it stands; something tending to impress the most phlegmatic passer-by.
    6 — The Convert (10% in)
  • The four sang on with the phlegmatic passivity of persons who had long ago settled the question, and there being no mistake about it, felt that further thought was not required.
    6 — The Convert (87% in)

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