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  • The children, who had made use of this idea of Tess being taken up by their wealthy kinsfolk (which they imagined the other family to be) as a species of dolorifuge after the death of the horse, began to cry at Tess's reluctance, and teased and reproached her for hesitating.

    Tess of the d'Urbervilles

  • Twelve-year-old Kevin Lazenby of Opelika, Ala., correctly spelled "dolorifuge" doh-LOHR-uh-fyooj to begin the second round of the competition Wednesday morning. Front Page


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    October 15, 2011

  • "anything that drives away pain."

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    October 14, 2011

  • something that banishes or mitigates grief.

    June 1, 2011