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evangelize
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

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to passionately try to convince people of something — especially to convert to Christianity
  • The lip-shapes that had meant seductiveness were now made to express supplication; the glow on the cheek that yesterday could be translated as riotousness was evangelized to-day into the splendour of pious rhetoric; animalism had become fanaticism; Paganism, Paulinism; the bold rolling eye that had flashed upon her form in the old time with such mastery now beamed with the rude energy of a theolatry that was almost ferocious.
    6 — The Convert (1% in)

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