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  • "Waive that, a moment," said Mr. Jaggers, "and ask another."
  • I again warmly repeated that it was a bad side of human nature (in which sentiment, waiving its application, I have since seen reason to think I was right), and I walked down the little path away from Biddy, and Biddy went into the house, and I went out at the garden gate and took a dejected stroll until supper-time; again feeling it very sorrowful and strange that this, the second night of my bright fortunes, should be as lonely and unsatisfactory as the first.

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  • After a pause, I hinted,— "There was a question just now, Mr. Jaggers, which you desired me to waive for a moment.

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not enforce something to which one would otherwise be entitled
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the release of a player from a sports team's roster while maintaining the payment contract (which may be offset or replaced by a contract with another team)
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