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staunch
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

2 uses
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Definition
firm and dependable especially in loyalty
  • She had much questioned if they would appear at the parting moment; but there they were, stoical and staunch to the last.
    4 — The Consequence (85% in)
  • That would depend upon whether the germs of staunch comradeship underlay the temporary emotion, or whether it were a sensuous joy in her form only, with no substratum of everlastingness.
    4 — The Consequence (5% in)

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

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