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designate
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David Copperfield
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  • ’— was induced and persuaded by me,’ I went on, swallowing that colder designation, ’to consent to this concealment, and I bitterly regret it.’
  • ’You find us, Copperfield,’ said Mr. Micawber, with one eye on Traddles, ’at present established, on what may be designated as a small and unassuming scale; but, you are aware that I have, in the course of my career, surmounted difficulties, and conquered obstacles.

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  • I found that my services were constantly called into requisition for the falsification of business, and the mystification of an individual whom I will designate as Mr. W. That Mr. W. was imposed upon, kept in ignorance, and deluded, in every possible way; yet, that all this while, the ruffian — HEEP — was professing unbounded gratitude to, and unbounded friendship for, that much-abused gentleman.
  • My aunt was mightily amused, when we began to talk composedly, by my account of my meeting with Mr. Chillip, and of his holding her in such dread remembrance; and both she and Peggotty had a great deal to say about my poor mother’s second husband, and ’that murdering woman of a sister’, — on whom I think no pain or penalty would have induced my aunt to bestow any Christian or Proper Name, or any other designation.

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as in: designated driver Define
assign someone or something for a particular purpose
as in: designated by a star on the map Define
indicate or signify (show something in a particular way)
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