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negative
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

12 uses
  • But d'Urberville persisted; she had seldom seen him so determined; he would not take a negative.
    6 — The Convert (84% in)
  • He settled the matter by clasping his arm round her as he desired, and Tess expressed no further negative.
    1 — The Maiden (95% in)
  • His creed of determinism was such that it almost amounted to a vice, and quite amounted, on its negative side, to a renunciative philosophy which had cousinship with that of Schopenhauer and Leopardi.
    4 — The Consequence (7% in)
  • His experience of women was great enough for him to be aware that the negative often meant nothing more than the preface to the affirmative; and it was little enough for him not to know that in the manner of the present negative there lay a great exception to the dallyings of coyness.
    4 — The Consequence (30% in)
  • His experience of women was great enough for him to be aware that the negative often meant nothing more than the preface to the affirmative; and it was little enough for him not to know that in the manner of the present negative there lay a great exception to the dallyings of coyness.
    4 — The Consequence (30% in)
  • After these tender contests and her victory she would go away by herself under the remotest cow, if at milking-time, or into the sedge or into her room, if at a leisure interval, and mourn silently, not a minute after an apparently phlegmatic negative.
    4 — The Consequence (31% in)
  • If she had said "Yes" instead of "No" he would have kissed her; it had evidently been his intention; but her determined negative deterred his scrupulous heart.
    4 — The Consequence (39% in)
  • His plan of procedure was different now—as though he had made up his mind that her negatives were, after all, only coyness and youth startled by the novelty of the proposal.
    4 — The Consequence (39% in)
  • And he negatived the remainder of the definition forthwith.
    4 — The Consequence (74% in)
  • It was so far removed from the charm which is sought in landscape by artists and view-lovers as to reach a new kind of beauty, a negative beauty of tragic tone.
    6 — The Convert (10% in)
  • Yes, but you should not take negative opinions wholesale from another person like that.
    6 — The Convert (26% in)
  • His father returned a negative, and then for the first time it occurred to Angel that her pride had stood in her way, and that she had suffered privation.
    7 — Fulfilment (13% in)

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

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