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epistle
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

3 uses
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Definition
a letter — especially a long, formal one

or:

a book of the New Testament in the form of a letter from an Apostle
  • T. She watched till the postman passed by, ran out to him with her epistle, and then again took her listless place inside the window-panes.
    6 — The Convert (86% in)
  • "My whole instinct in matters of religion is towards reconstruction; to quote your favorite Epistle to the Hebrews, 'the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.'
    3 — The Rally (30% in)
  • The circumstances amid which he had left Tess were such that though, while on the south of the Equator and just in receipt of her loving epistle, it had seemed the easiest thing in the world to rush back into her arms the moment he chose to forgive her, now that he had arrived it was not so easy as it had seemed.
    7 — Fulfilment (7% in)

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

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