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  • And shall then confer estates.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Then I shall release my birds, you know, and confer estates.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • And to confer upon me the favour of your distinguished recommendation?  (not reviewed by editor)

  • So he remains, dodging and lurking about in the gloom of the staircase while they confer.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I shall confer estates on both—which is not being troublesome, I trust? I expect a judgment.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The last police-officer with whom he had conferred was standing silently behind us.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I said it was not the custom in England to confer titles on men distinguished by peaceful services, however good and great, unless occasionally when they consisted of the accumulation of some very large amount of money.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He asked me, first of all, whether I conferred a charm and a distinction on London by residing in it? I did not think it necessary to reply that I was perfectly aware I should not do that, in any case, but merely told him where I did reside.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Bucket, who has seen through the transparency of Mrs. Snagsby's vinegar at a glance, confers with his familiar demon and bestows his shrewd attention on the Chadbands and Mr. Smallweed.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I arranged with Mr. Carstone that he should always know when his cause was in the Chancellor's paper, and being informed by one of my clerks last night after post time that it stood, rather unexpectedly, in the paper for to-morrow, I put myself into the coach early this morning and came down to confer with him.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He makes so many of these references to the law-stationer in the course of a day or two that Allan, after conferring with Mr. Jarndyce, good-naturedly resolves to call in Cook's Court, the rather, as the cart seems to be breaking down.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Thus did it come to pass that she brought the Chadbands and Mr. Tulkinghorn together, and conferred with Mr. Tulkinghorn on the change in Mr. Guppy, and helped to turn up the circumstances in which the present company are interested, casually, by the wayside, being still and ever on the great high road that is to terminate in Mr. Snagsby's full exposure and a matrimonial separation.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Here is a young woman," says Sir Leicester, magnificently laying out the matter with his right hand like a service of plate, "whose good fortune it is to have attracted the notice and favour of an eminent lady and to live, under the protection of that eminent lady, surrounded by the various advantages which such a position confers, and which are unquestionably very great—I believe unquestionably very great, sir—for a young woman in that station of life.  (not reviewed by editor)

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