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broach
used in David Copperfield

2 uses
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Definition bring up a topic for discussion - especially an awkward topic
  • It seems to me, at this distance of time, as if it were the next day when Peggotty broached the striking and adventurous proposition I am about to mention; but it was probably about two months afterwards.
    Chapters 1-3 (58% in)
  • It was ruffled next moment, to be sure, by a doubt of Miss Murdstone's giving her consent; but even that was set at rest soon, for she came out to take an evening grope in the store-closet while we were yet in conversation, and Peggotty, with a boldness that amazed me, broached the topic on the spot.
    Chapters 10-12 (5% in)

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