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tact
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

2 uses
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Definition
the ability or act of saying or handling things in such a way that others feel good about them
  • He felt that, single-minded and self-sacrificing as his parents were, there yet existed certain latent prejudices of theirs, as middle-class people, which it would require some tact to overcome.
    4 — The Consequence (17% in)
  • Tess did not explain very clearly its results, and Izz, who was a girl of tact, began to speak of her own little affair, a phase of which Tess had just witnessed.
    6 — The Convert (14% in)

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