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Oliver Twist
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  • ’Hem!’ said Mr. Bumble, summoning up all his native dignity.
  • He summoned up all his strength for one last trial, and bent his faltering steps towards it.
  • At length summoning up courage, she threw her arms around Mr. Bumble’s neck, and said, it might be as soon as ever he pleased, and that he was ’a irresistible duck.’
  • The old housekeeper answered the summons with all dispatch; and dropping a curtsey at the door, waited for orders.
  • The young woman, who had by this time, noted her appearance, replied only by a look of virtuous disdain; and summoned a man to answer her.
  • If you repeat this information to a gentleman whom I can summon in an instant from the next room, you can be consigned to some place of safety without half an hour’s delay.’
  • The certainty of immediate detection if he fired, flashed across his mind even in the midst of his fury; and he beat it twice with all the force he could summon, upon the upturned face that almost touched his own.
  • …operation of her system; for at the very moment when the child had contrived to exist upon the smallest possible portion of the weakest possible food, it did perversely happen in eight and a half cases out of ten, either that it sickened from want and cold, or fell into the fire from neglect, or got half-smothered by accident; in any one of which cases, the miserable little being was usually summoned into another world, and there gathered to the fathers it had never known in this.
  • …abroad, and the smiling untiring discharge of domestic duties at home; I would paint her and her dead sister’s child happy in their love for one another, and passing whole hours together in picturing the friends whom they had so sadly lost; I would summon before me, once again, those joyous little faces that clustered round her knee, and listen to their merry prattle; I would recall the tones of that clear laugh, and conjure up the sympathising tear that glistened in the soft blue eye.

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  • I was summoned to the principal’s office.
  • I summoned all my courage and walked into the room.

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