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remonstrate
used in Oliver Twist

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argue in protest or opposition
  • At any other time, this remonstrance, and the tone in which it was delivered, would have had the desired effect; but the girl being really weak and exhausted, dropped her head over the back of the chair, and fainted, before...
    Chapter 39 -- Introduces Some Respectable Characters with Whom the…. (14% in)
remonstrance = argument in protest or opposition
  • Occasionally, when there was some more than usually interesting inquest upon a parish child who had been overlooked in turning up a bedstead, or inadvertently scalded to death when there happened to be a washing—though the latter accident was very scarce, anything approaching to a washing being of rare occurrence in the farm—the jury would take it into their heads to ask troublesome questions, or the parishioners would rebelliously affix their signatures to a remonstrance.
    Chapter 2 -- Treats of Oliver Twist's Growth, Education, and Board (15% in)
  • 'I think he really is ill, your worship,' remonstrated the officer.
    Chapter 11 -- Treats of Mr. Fang the Police Magistrate; and Furnishes a…. (68% in)
  • 'Hold your noise,' remonstrated the Dodger, looking cautiously round.
    Chapter 12 -- In Which Oliver is Taken Better Care of than He Ever was…. (87% in)
  • With this gentle remonstrance, Mr. Sikes plucked the note from between the Jew's finger and thumb; and looking the old man coolly in the face, folded it up small, and tied it in his neckerchief.
    Chapter 16 -- Relates What Became of Oliver Twist, After he had been…. (45% in)
  • 'But do you mean to say, my dear,' remonstrated the Jew, 'that the women can't be got over?'
    Chapter 19 -- In Which a Notable Plan is Discussed and Determined On (36% in)
  • 'Oh, Mr. Bumble!' remonstrated Mrs. Corney.
    Chapter 23 -- Which Contains the Substance of a Pleasant Conversation…. (65% in)
  • Indeed, the Artful, presuming upon their close attachment, more than once took occasion to reason gravely with his companion upon these improprieties; all of which remonstrances, Master Bates received in extremely good part; merely requesting his friend to be 'blowed,' or to insert his head in a sack, or replying with some other neatly-turned witticism of a similar kind, the happy application of which, excited considerable admiration in the mind of Mr. Chitling.
    Chapter 25 -- Wherein this History Reverts to Mr. Fagin and Company (15% in)
  • He followed up this remarkable declaration, by shaking his head in a waggish manner for ten minutes, as though he were remonstrating with himself for being such a pleasant dog; and then, he took a view of his legs in profile, with much seeming pleasure and interest.
    Chapter 27 -- Atones for the Unpoliteness of a Former Chapter; Which…. (24% in)
  • She gave way to such great grief, that Oliver, suppressing his own emotion, ventured to remonstrate with her; and to beg, earnestly, that, for the sake of the dear young lady herself, she would be more calm.
    Chapter 33 -- Wherein the Happiness of Oliver and His Friends, Experiences…. (28% in)
  • 'There now, Bill,' remonstrated Fagin, eagerly catching at the word.
    Chapter 39 -- Introduces Some Respectable Characters with Whom the…. (33% in)
  • 'Isn't natur, natur, Mrs. Bumble?' remonstrated the workhouse master.
    Chapter 51 -- Affording an Explanation of More Mysteries than One…. (54% in)

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