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proffer
used in The Scarlet Letter

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Definition to 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
  • It was impossible to doubt that, whatever painful efficacy there might be in the secret sting of remorse, a deadlier venom had been infused into it by the hand that proffered relief.
    Chapter 13 -- Another View of Hester (89% in)
  • He marvelled, indeed, at the violence with which he had thrust back the kind old man, when merely proffering the advice which it was his duty to bestow, and which the minister himself had expressly sought.
    Chapter 10 -- The Leech and his Patient (86% in)

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