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Oliver Twist
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  • Oliver had been too often subjected to the process to which the very expressive monosyllable just recorded bears reference, to entertain the smallest doubt that the owner of the voice, whoever he might be, would redeem his pledge, most honourably.
  • You have a claim on me: not only as the voluntary bearer of this intelligence, but as a woman lost almost beyond redemption.

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  • The time was out in two days; I thought something might one day come of it too; and so redeemed the pledge.’
  • For years—for years—I have loved you; hoping to win my way to fame, and then come proudly home and tell you it had been pursued only for you to share; thinking, in my daydreams, how I would remind you, in that happy moment, of the many silent tokens I had given of a boy’s attachment, and claim your hand, as in redemption of some old mute contract that had been sealed between us!
  • ’I judge that she had kept the trinket, for some time, in the hope of turning it to better account; and then had pawned it; and had saved or scraped together money to pay the pawnbroker’s interest year by year, and prevent its running out; so that if anything came of it, it could still be redeemed.

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as in: its main redeeming quality is... Define
to make up for something bad; or to save
as in: redeem the coupon Define
to exchange something such as a coupon or voucher for something of value
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