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Definitionto collect or gather
- Heaven forbid that I should grudge my native country any portion of the wealth that may be accumulated by our descendants!'Chapters 55-57 (90% in)
- In another, the ground was cumbered with rusty iron monsters of steam-boilers, wheels, cranks, pipes, furnaces, paddles, anchors, diving-bells, windmill-sails, and I know not what strange objects, accumulated by some speculator, and grovelling in the dust, underneath which — having sunk into the soil of their own weight in wet weather — they had the appearance of vainly trying to hide themselves.Chapters 46-48 (40% in)
- 'Perhaps, under such circumstances, madam and gentlemen,' said Mr. Micawber, 'you will do me the favour to submit yourselves, for the moment, to the direction of one who, however unworthy to be regarded in any other light but as a Waif and Stray upon the shore of human nature, is still your fellow-man, though crushed out of his original form by individual errors, and the accumulative force of a combination of circumstances?'Chapters 52-54 (8% in)
- From the accumulated sadness into which I fell, I had at length no hope of ever issuing again.Chapters 58-60 (2% in)
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