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proffer
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Oliver Twist
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  • ’You are on the scent, are you, Nancy?’ inquired Sikes, proffering the glass.
  • ’You’ll make your fortune, Mr. Sowerberry,’ said the beadle, as he thrust his thumb and forefinger into the proffered snuff-box of the undertaker: which was an ingenious little model of a patent coffin.
  • Near him were the singers: receiving, with professional indifference, the compliments of the company, and applying themselves, in turn, to a dozen proffered glasses of spirits and water, tendered by their more boisterous admirers; whose countenances, expressive of almost every vice in almost every grade, irresistibly attracted the attention, by their very repulsiveness.

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  • She accepted the proffered flowers.
  • She proffered surprising advice.

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