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proffer
used in David Copperfield

6 uses
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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
  • His papers were in a little confusion, in consequence of Mr. Jack Maldon having lately proffered his occasional services as an amanuensis, and not being accustomed to that occupation; but we should soon put right what was amiss, and go on swimmingly.
    Chapters 34-36 (71% in)
  • The respectable creature, satisfied with his lot whatever it was, arranged our portmanteaux on the little carriage that was to take us into London, as if they were intended to defy the shocks of ages, and received my modestly proffered donation with perfect tranquillity.
    Chapters 19-21 (62% in)
  • When he was again in a condition to be talked to, I thanked him for the proffered refreshment, which I declined, as I had just had dinner; and, observing that I would wait, since he was so good as to invite me, until his daughter and his son-in-law came back, I inquired how little Emily was?
    Chapters 28-30 (83% in)
  • Turning from the building in a downcast manner, Mr. Micawber accepted my proffered arm on one side, and the proffered arm of Traddles on the other, and walked away between us.
    Chapters 49-51 (15% in)
  • Turning from the building in a downcast manner, Mr. Micawber accepted my proffered arm on one side, and the proffered arm of Traddles on the other, and walked away between us.
    Chapters 49-51 (15% in)
  • Mr. Micawber, supremely defiant of him and his extended finger, and making a great deal of his chest until he had slunk out at the door, then addressed himself to me, and proffered me the satisfaction of 'witnessing the re-establishment of mutual confidence between himself and Mrs. Micawber'.
    Chapters 52-54 (47% in)

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