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Definitionto offer — such as:
- 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
- "So here I am," he said, proffering a Taco Bell bag reeking of onions.Gayle Forman -- If I Stay
- "You can sleep on husks or feathers," she proffered graciously.Sarah Jewett -- A White Heron
- 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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