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superficial
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

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relating to a surface rather than to anything deep or penetrating (often of injuries or thinking)
  • — Your faithful heartbroken TESS XLIX The appeal duly found its way to the breakfast-table of the quiet Vicarage to the westward, in that valley where the air is so soft and the soil so rich that the effort of growth requires but superficial aid by comparison with the tillage at Flintcomb-Ash, and where to Tess the human world seemed so different (though it was much the same).
    6 — The Convert (55% in)

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