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initiate
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

4 uses
  • You almost make me say you are an unapprehending peasant woman, who have never been initiated into the proportions of social things.
    5 — The Woman Pays (7% in)
  • In spite of the unpleasant initiation of the day before, Tess inclined to the freedom and novelty of her new position in the morning when the sun shone, now that she was once installed there; and she was curious to test her powers in the unexpected direction asked of her, so as to ascertain her chance of retaining her post.
    1 — The Maiden (76% in)
  • Though I didn't like to initiate it, I have seen that it was advisable we should part—at least for a while, till I can better see the shape that things have taken, and can write to you."
    5 — The Woman Pays (24% in)
  • He waited in expectancy to discern some mental pointing; he knew that if any intention of his, concluded over-night, did not vanish in the light of morning, it stood on a basis approximating to one of pure reason, even if initiated by impulse of feeling; that it was so far, therefore, to be trusted.
    5 — The Woman Pays (31% in)

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

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