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recant
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

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Definition
for one to say they no longer believe a previously made statement or belief — often while under pressure
  • Every sound of his voice beginning on the old subject stirred her with a terrifying bliss, and she coveted the recantation she feared.
    4 — The Consequence (40% in)

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