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  • proper n. A diminutive of the female given name Teresa.


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  • The name Tess Copeland is a sharp prod from his past.

    The Redleys

  • 'Mrs. Fiske in Tess' is announced in the motion-picture houses, but you almost weep when you witness that travesty on her poignant art, that reduction of a soul-gripping play to a poor pantomimic skeleton, like an illustrated report in a Hearst newspaper.

    Class-Consciousness and the 'Movies'

  • Tess is an aquarelliste who takes photos with an artist's objective in mind: her "captures" will become colorful canvases.

    aubade - French Word-A-Day

  • It's an interesting story with a lot of characters, but, unfortunately, Tess is the only one that is fully fleshed out.

    Another Thing to Fall by Laura Lippman: Book summary

  • When Yng woke up in Tess 'house, he was a little shocked and rather angry at Fiona, who had apparently kidnapped him.


  • "After Lippman's crossover stint (To the Power of Three etc.), Tess is better than ever."

    No Good Deeds by Laura Lippman: Book summary

  • Tess is the one who pried me out of my corner cave, where I fancied myself Writer In Residence for the past twelve months.

    French Word-A-Day:

  • Mike made sure Ariel got into her car safely, then he called Tess and asked her to find out anything she could about Brian Tolworthy of England.

    Scarlet Nights

  • Tess is a good, practical name, but I think I was on crack when I named my male Lewey ...

    My Dog's Name Is...

  • I ring at 1pm and Tess is fine, do I want the lump sent off for pathology ...

    A day at the vets...if you hate cats, skip this one


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