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tacit
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

3 uses
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Definition
implied or understood, but not expressed directly
  • In the tacit agreement of husband and wife to keep their estrangement a secret they behaved as would have been ordinary.
    5 — The Woman Pays (33% in)
  • Ever since the occurrence of the event which had cast such a shadow over Tess's life, the Durbeyfield family (whose descent was not credited) had been tacitly looked on as one which would have to go when their lease ended, if only in the interests of morality.
    6 — The Convert (79% in)
  • By tacit consent they hardly once spoke of any incident of the past subsequent to their wedding-day.
    7 — Fulfilment (73% in)

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