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Definition to offer something
in various senses, including:
  • to hold something out for someone to take
  • to offer a suggestion for acceptance or rejection
  • to offer a good or service for sale
  • to offer a gift
  • to offer peace or friendship
  • She accepted the proffered flowers.
  • She proffered surprising advice.
  • They sent a delegation to proffer peace and compromise.
  • We proffer fine men's suits at an affordable price.
  • She goes round and proffers each of us her hand.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • proffers = offers
  • "So here I am," he said, proffering a Taco Bell bag reeking of onions.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • proffering = offering
  • "You can sleep on husks or feathers," she proffered graciously.
    Sarah Jewett  --  A White Heron
  • proffered = offered
  • What would our fathers do if we suddenly stood up and came before them and proffered our account?
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • [She takes his proffered arm].
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • Mr. Dodge concluded that "half a loaf was better than no bread," and he agreed to the proffered terms.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • (Proffering a goblet) Here, drink this.
    Robert Bolt  --  A Man for All Seasons
  • She'd hoped for validation and he'd proffered only doubt, thrusting at her immediately the one issue she'd dared not confront.
    Nicholas Evans  --  The Horse Whisperer
  • I proffered my services and money.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • And again, for anything I knew, the proffered information might have some important bearing on the flight itself.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • the submission of Abraham to the Supreme Being by proffering Isaac, his firstborn son.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • The Illustrated Man, in slow motion, proffered the bullet.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Something Wicked This Way Comes
  • Paterson was the same British officer who, in July, had carried letters to Washington from Lord Howe proffering the possibility of peace.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • Shefford repeated it as he met the proffered hand.
    Zane Grey  --  The Rainbow Trail
  • "I never fall in love in August or September," he proffered.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • "Out West," I said, with elaborate casualness, taking the proffered hand.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King's Men

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