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Nicholas Nickleby
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  • Nicholas cheerfully undertook the errand, and bidding his worthy uncle an affectionate farewell, which that warm-hearted old gentleman acknowledged by a growl, hastened away to execute his commission.
  • ’I remember my niece,’ said Mr Lillyvick, surveying his audience with a grave air; ’I remember her, on that very afternoon, when she first acknowledged to her mother a partiality for Kenwigs.
  • ’I think you can tell the gentleman, brother-in-law, if it concerns him to know,’ said Mrs Nickleby, acknowledging the compliment with a graceful bend, ’that Kate Nickleby is my daughter.’
  • As poor Mrs Nickleby was cooling—not her heels alone, but her limbs generally at the street corner, Kate had no alternative but to make her known to Miss Knag, who, doing the last new carriage customer at second-hand, acknowledged the introduction with condescending politeness.
  • ’When you wrote to acknowledge the receipt of this trifle of money as you call it,’ said Ralph, ’you told me his friends had deserted him long ago, and that you had not the faintest clue or trace to tell you who he was.
  • Lord Verisopht acknowledged the hint with a great many squeezes of Ralph’s hard, horny hand, and whispering that they would now do well to close the conversation, called to Sir Mulberry Hawk that he might come back.
  • I acknowledge it openly.
  • ’I know it has been a severe one,’ said Ralph, wilfully mistaking the meaning of the interruption, ’and that has made me the more anxious to tell you that I disown this vagabond—that I acknowledge him as no kin of mine—and that I leave him to take his deserts from you, and every man besides.

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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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