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postpone
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Oliver Twist
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  • ’Then I think it is necessary,’ said the doctor; ’at all events, I am quite sure that you would deeply regret not having done so, if you postponed it.
  • When Mr. Brownlow admitted that on no one point of inquiry could he yet return a satisfactory answer; and that he had postponed any investigation into Oliver’s previous history until he thought the boy was strong enough to hear it; Mr. Grimwig chuckled maliciously.
  • Such commendations had been bestowed upon his bravery, that he could not, for the life of him, help postponing the explanation for a few delicious minutes; during which he had flourished, in the very zenith of a brief reputation for undaunted courage.
  • Or how could she postpone the journey without exciting suspicion?
  • …of beadles, and elucidative of the position, that a beadle can do no wrong: which could not fail to have been both pleasurable and profitable to the right-minded reader but which he is unfortunately compelled, by want of time and space, to postpone to some more convenient and fitting opportunity; on the arrival of which, he will be prepared to show, that a beadle properly constituted: that is to say, a parochial beadle, attached to a parochial workhouse, and attending in his official…

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  • Due to her illness, we postponed our vacation for a week.
  • Let’s postpone the test.

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