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abet
used in David Copperfield

7 uses
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Definition assist or encourage (usually in some wrongdoing)
  • I wish to set before you, honourably, the exact consequences — so far as they are within my knowledge — of your abetting him in this appeal.'
    Chapters 13-15 (67% in)
  • Of the woman who abets you, I say nothing — since you, Clara,' addressing my mother in a lower voice, 'from old associations and long-established fancies, have a weakness respecting her which is not yet overcome.'
    Chapters 7-9 (70% in)
  • You may possibly have some idea, Miss Trotwood, of abetting him in his running away, and in his complaints to you.
    Chapters 13-15 (70% in)
  • Now I must caution you that if you abet him once, you abet him for good and all; if you step in between him and me, now, you must step in, Miss Trotwood, for ever.
    Chapters 13-15 (70% in)
  • Now I must caution you that if you abet him once, you abet him for good and all; if you step in between him and me, now, you must step in, Miss Trotwood, for ever.
    Chapters 13-15 (70% in)
  • For anything that I can perceive to the contrary, it is still probable that my children may be reduced to seek a livelihood by personal contortion, while Mrs. Micawber abets their unnatural feats by playing the barrel-organ.'
    Chapters 49-51 (24% in)
  • ...which he had been so business-like as between man and man; how Janet, returning into my aunt's service when she came back to Dover, had finally carried out her renunciation of mankind by entering into wedlock with a thriving tavern-keeper; and how my aunt had finally set her seal on the same great principle, by aiding and abetting the bride, and crowning the marriage-ceremony with her presence; were among our topics — already more or less familiar to me through the letters I had had.
    Chapters 58-60 (74% in)

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