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acknowledge
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David Copperfield
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  • My mother acknowledged me.
  • My heart sank within me as I acknowledged the undoubted accuracy of this description.
  • ’Oh!’ said Steerforth, ’everyone who likes me, has a claim on her that is sure to be acknowledged.’
  • We all acknowledged that we felt this something of a disappointment; but Mrs. Gummidge said she felt it more than we did, and shed tears again, and made that former declaration with great bitterness.
  • I must acknowledge that I felt it difficult to picture him quite at his ease in the raiment proposed for him by his grateful little niece, and that I was particularly doubtful of the policy of the cocked hat; but I kept these sentiments to myself.
  • ’I think our schoolmaster might have made them happier, without doing any harm to any of us, I acknowledge,’ I returned.
  • ’My dear tutor,’ said I (now, really, without any nonsense), ’to whom I owe more obligations already than I ever can acknowledge —’
  • I don’t mind acknowledging to you that I’ve got rather a grudging disposition, and want to keep off all intruders.
  • We acknowledged his kindness; and he begged us to forgive his having launched into these practical and business-like details, and to excuse it as natural in one who was making entirely new arrangements in life.
  • I have therefore forborne to mention them to Miss Spenlow’s father’; looking severely at him— ’knowing how little disposition there usually is in such cases, to acknowledge the conscientious discharge of duty.’
  • Mr. Spenlow did not appear to know what the connexion between Mr. Murdstone and myself was; which I was glad of, for I could not bear to acknowledge him, even in my own breast, remembering what I did of the history of my poor mother.
  • We acknowledged his politeness, and made suitable replies.
  • I acknowledged this compliment, and ordered the negus, which was soon produced.
  • ’I should get up, sir, to acknowledge such an honour as this visit,’ said he, ’only my limbs are rather out of sorts, and I am wheeled about.

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  • She acknowledged that she might have forgotten.
  • It is important to acknowledge the work of others in one’s own writing.

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