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Oliver Twist
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  • It was Smithfield that they were crossing, although it might have been Grosvenor Square, for anything Oliver knew to the contrary.
  • ’And consider, ma’am,’ said Oliver, as the tears forced themselves into his eyes, despite of his efforts to the contrary.
  • The matter of fact, is, that the matron was in no way overpowered by Mr. Bumble’s scowl, but, on the contrary, treated it with great disdain, and even raised a laugh thereat, which sounded as though it were genuine.
  • Mr. Bumble, having spread a handkerchief over his knees to prevent the crumbs from sullying the splendour of his shorts, began to eat and drink; varying these amusements, occasionally, by fetching a deep sigh; which, however, had no injurious effect upon his appetite, but, on the contrary, rather seemed to facilitate his operations in the tea and toast department.
  • It might be that her tears relieved her, or that she felt the full hopelessness of her condition; but she turned back; and hurrying with nearly as great rapidity in the contrary direction; partly to recover lost time, and partly to keep pace with the violent current of her own thoughts: soon reached the dwelling where she had left the housebreaker.
  • Mr. Dawkins gave his hat a ferocious cock, after delivering this sentiment, and looked at Master Bates, as if to denote that he would feel obliged by his saying anything to the contrary.

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  • We will not allow members to act contrary to our code of ethics.
  • What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say to the contrary.

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