- a female given name, form of Theresa.
Also Tes·sa [tes-uh] /ˈtɛs ə/.
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I began to hunt among the piles of canvases, saying, “Hurry up, Tess, and get ready; we must take advantage of the morning light.”
“How foolish, Tess, to go and buy me such a beautiful thing as this,” I said.
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Meanwhile, Tess will have slipped off somewhere and disposed of her body so that it will never be found.
Tess wants to die, but she also wants to spare her friends and family the trauma of dealing with her suicide.
It had been so sudden that Tess screamed, and the witch muttered a curse.
This time Tess read denial in their faces, but smiled radiantly.
Teola shook her head, and Tess noted her quick survey of the hut.
Tess had opened the Bible to a chapter she had never read before.
"And the brat," demanded Tess, changing the subject purposely.