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relent
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

2 uses
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Definition
to give in; or to be less intense
  • She pondered suspiciously, till, thinking that this might after all be true, she relented, and said quite humbly, "I beg your pardon, sir."
    1 — The Maiden (94% in)
  • Having nothing more to fear, having scarce anything to hope, for that he would relent there seemed no promise whatever, she lay down dully.
    5 — The Woman Pays (9% in)

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