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tinged
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

4 uses
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Definition
with a slight amount

(If an amount of what is not clear from context, it is typically of color.)
  • The atmosphere beneath is languorous, and is so tinged with azure that what artists call the middle distance partakes also of that hue, while the horizon beyond is of the deepest ultramarine.
    1 — The Maiden (8% in)
  • She then became conscious that he was observing her; but she would not show it by any change of position, though the curious dream-like fixity disappeared, and a close eye might easily have discerned that the rosiness of her face deepened, and then faded till only a tinge of it was left.
    3 — The Rally (97% in)
  • Her countenance, a natural carnation slightly embrowned by the season, had deepened its tinge with the beating of the rain-drops; and her hair, which the pressure of the cows' flanks had, as usual, caused to tumble down from its fastenings and stray beyond the curtain of her calico bonnet, was made clammy by the moisture, till it hardly was better than seaweed.
    4 — The Consequence (44% in)
  • The secret lay in the tinge of recklessness imparted to his career and character by the sense that he had been made to miss his true destiny through the prejudices of his family.
    4 — The Consequence (69% in)

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

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