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stultify
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

2 uses
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Definition
to dull or deprive of strength

or:

cause to appear foolish
  • He was stultified, shocked, paralysed.
    3 — The Rally (29% in)
  • At breakfast, and while they were packing the few remaining articles, he showed his weariness from the night's effort so unmistakeably that Tess was on the point of revealing all that had happened; but the reflection that it would anger him, grieve him, stultify him, to know that he had instinctively manifested a fondness for her of which his common-sense did not approve, that his inclination had compromised his dignity when reason slept, again deterred her.
    5 — The Woman Pays (31% in)

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

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