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used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

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able to easily comprehend and express; or expressed smoothly — especially in a foreign language
  • How is it that you speak so fluently now?
    6 — The Convert (11% in)
  • Tess attempted to expostulate, but at this juncture all her fluency failed her, and without heeding he added: "Well, this paradise that you supply is perhaps as good as any other, after all.
    6 — The Convert (41% in)

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