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postpone
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

4 uses
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Definition
delay until a later time
  • If so, there must be a week's postponement, and that was unlucky.
    4 — The Consequence (71% in)
  • Her mother bore Tess no ill-will for leaving the housework to her single-handed efforts for so long; indeed, Joan seldom upbraided her thereon at any time, feeling but slightly the lack of Tess's assistance whilst her instinctive plan for relieving herself of her labours lay in postponing them.
    1 — The Maiden (20% in)
  • Tess postponed her arguments on this high project till she had grappled with pressing matters in hand, which seemed little improved by her remittances.
    6 — The Convert (69% in)
  • It was too late to call on or inquire for any one, and he reluctantly postponed his purpose till the morning.
    7 — Fulfilment (27% in)

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

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