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relent
used in The Remains of the Day

2 uses
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Definition
to give in; or to be less intense
  • I did, I suppose, hope that she might finally relent a little and make some conciliatory response or other, allowing us once and for all to put the whole episode behind us.
    3e — Day 3 - Evening (9% in)
  • Naturally - and why should I not admit this - I have occasionally wondered to myself how things might have turned out in the long run had I not been so determined over the issue of our evening meetings; that is to say, had I relented on those several occasions over the weeks that followed when Miss Kenton suggested we reinstitute them.
    3e — Day 3 - Evening (54% in)

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