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1  Except the hall, the rooms were all in darkness, and they ascended the staircase.
Tess of the d'Urbervilles By Thomas Hardy
ContextHighlight   In PART 7 Fulfilment: LVII
2  He decided to rest her in a clump of trees during the afternoon, and push onward under cover of darkness.
Tess of the d'Urbervilles By Thomas Hardy
ContextHighlight   In PART 7 Fulfilment: LVIII
3  She walked in brightness, but she knew that in the background those shapes of darkness were always spread.
Tess of the d'Urbervilles By Thomas Hardy
ContextHighlight   In PART 4 The Consequence: XXXI
4  She plunged into the chilly equinoctial darkness as the clock struck ten, for her fifteen miles' walk under the steely stars.
Tess of the d'Urbervilles By Thomas Hardy
ContextHighlight   In PART 6 The Convert: L
5  The girl's whispered words mingled with the shades, and, to Tess's drowsy mind, they seemed to be generated by the darkness in which they floated.
Tess of the d'Urbervilles By Thomas Hardy
ContextHighlight   In PART 3 The Rally: XVII
6  Tess still stood hesitating like a bather about to make his plunge, hardly knowing whether to retreat or to persevere, when a figure came forth from the dark triangular door of the tent.
Tess of the d'Urbervilles By Thomas Hardy
ContextHighlight   In PART 1 The Maiden: V
7  In the twilight of the morning, light seems active, darkness passive; in the twilight of evening it is the darkness which is active and crescent, and the light which is the drowsy reverse.
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ContextHighlight   In PART 3 The Rally: XX
8  D'Urberville thereupon turned back; but by this time the moon had quite gone down, and partly on account of the fog The Chase was wrapped in thick darkness, although morning was not far off.
Tess of the d'Urbervilles By Thomas Hardy
ContextHighlight   In PART 1 The Maiden: XI
9  And then her cooing voice, plaintive in expostulation, disturbed the darkness, the velvet touch of her lips passed over his brow, and he could distinguish in the air the warmth of her breath.
Tess of the d'Urbervilles By Thomas Hardy
ContextHighlight   In PART 5 The Woman Pays: XXXIX
10  She knew how to hit to a hair's-breadth that moment of evening when the light and the darkness are so evenly balanced that the constraint of day and the suspense of night neutralize each other, leaving absolute mental liberty.
Tess of the d'Urbervilles By Thomas Hardy
ContextHighlight   In PART 2 Maiden No More: XIII
11  They remained in great quietness till the caretaker should have come to shut the windows: as a precaution, putting themselves in total darkness by barring the shutters as before, lest the woman should open the door of their chamber for any casual reason.
Tess of the d'Urbervilles By Thomas Hardy
ContextHighlight   In PART 7 Fulfilment: LVII
12  Liza-Lu then went to bed, and Tess, locking them all in, started on her way up the dark and crooked lane or street not made for hasty progress; a street laid out before inches of land had value, and when one-handed clocks sufficiently subdivided the day.
Tess of the d'Urbervilles By Thomas Hardy
ContextHighlight   In PART 1 The Maiden: III
13  Here, in the valley, the world seems to be constructed upon a smaller and more delicate scale; the fields are mere paddocks, so reduced that from this height their hedgerows appear a network of dark green threads overspreading the paler green of the grass.
Tess of the d'Urbervilles By Thomas Hardy
ContextHighlight   In PART 1 The Maiden: II
14  As soon, therefore, as the uniform cloak of darkness without began to turn to a disordered medley of grays, they blew out the lamp, wrapped themselves up in their thickest pinners, tied their woollen cravats round their necks and across their chests, and started for the barn.
Tess of the d'Urbervilles By Thomas Hardy
ContextHighlight   In PART 5 The Woman Pays: XLIII
15  Under the thatched roofs her mind's eye beheld relaxed tendons and flaccid muscles, spread out in the darkness beneath coverlets made of little purple patchwork squares, and undergoing a bracing process at the hands of sleep for renewed labour on the morrow, as soon as a hint of pink nebulosity appeared on Hambledon Hill.
Tess of the d'Urbervilles By Thomas Hardy
ContextHighlight   In PART 6 The Convert: L
16  The first months of my ministry have been spent in the North of England among strangers, where I preferred to make my earliest clumsy attempts, so as to acquire courage before undergoing that severest of all tests of one's sincerity, addressing those who have known one, and have been one's companions in the days of darkness.
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ContextHighlight   In PART 6 The Convert: XLV
17  Even to her mother's gaze the girl's young features looked sadly out of place amid the alcoholic vapours which floated here as no unsuitable medium for wrinkled middle-age; and hardly was a reproachful flash from Tess's dark eyes needed to make her father and mother rise from their seats, hastily finish their ale, and descend the stairs behind her, Mrs Rolliver's caution following their footsteps.
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ContextHighlight   In PART 1 The Maiden: IV
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