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- Tess, then, passed as a married woman, and he felt glad, even though she had not adopted his name.7 — Fulfilment (33% in)
- Angel, in fact, rightly or wrongly (to adopt the safe phrase of evasive controversialists), preferred sermons in stones to sermons in churches and chapels on fine summer days.3 — The Rally (82% in)
- The younger dairymaids, including Tess, breakfasted with their hair loose on Sunday mornings before building it up extra high for attending church, a style they could not adopt when milking with their heads against the cows.4 — The Consequence (39% in)
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