An answer so different from the one he had expected to elicit, and was in the habit of receiving, staggered Mr. Bumble not a little.
’I promise you that in that case, if the truth is forced from him, there the matter will rest; there must be circumstances in Oliver’s little history which it would be painful to drag before the public eye, and if the truth is once elicited, they shall go scot free.’
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Her comments elicited public outrage.
Her comment elicited loud applause from the audience.