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  • She accepted the proffered flowers.
  • She proffered surprising advice.
  • They sent a delegation to proffer peace and compromise.
  • We proffer fine men’s suits at an affordable price.

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  • "You can sleep on husks or feathers," she proffered graciously.
    Sarah Jewett  --  A White Heron
  • "So here I am," he said, proffering a Taco Bell bag reeking of onions.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • She goes round and proffers each of us her hand.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • He proffered another photo, a close-up.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • I smiled at a few, paused to take photographs of others with proffered cameras.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • I learned later that Piedmont liked his subordinates to grovel a bit before they presented a proposal, shuffle a bit before they offered a suggestion, and lie prone on their faces before they dared proffer a bit of advice.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide

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  • …kind in my life, the feel of that little Baptist hand on my prodigiously straining shaft, and I capitulated immediately, drenching us both, which to my surprise (given her general squeamishness) she didn’t seem to mind, blandly swabbing herself off with my proffered handkerchief But after three nights and nine separate orgasms (three each night, counted methodically) I have become very close to being desensitized, and I realize that there is something nearly insane about this activity.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Still, I took the politely proffered paw and shook it warmly, resisting the urge to wipe a certain residual stickiness on my skirt.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • A car— toon butler proffered a business card on a silver tray: BLINGEN AND TARKWELL, SINCE 1928.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Startled, Clary handed Jace back his stele and took the proffered garment.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • After informing them of his departure, he managed to proffer a last pimply smile and to cuff each of them on the forehead.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • Mrs. Tony leaped away from the proffered cut of meat as if it were a rattlesnake.
    Zora Neale Hurston  --  Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • And again, for anything I knew, the proffered information might have some important bearing on the flight itself.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • He proffered the stone.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • Magua held out the wallet to the proffer of the other.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • The fat boy waited to be asked his name in turn but this proffer of acquaintance was not made; the fair boy called Ralph smiled vaguely, stood up, and began to make his way once more toward the lagoon.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • Poirot proffered a sheet of paper and pencil, but the Princess waved them aside.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • ’You are on the scent, are you, Nancy?’ inquired Sikes, proffering the glass.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • [He approaches her and shakes her proffered hand].
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Pygmalion
  • It was impossible to doubt that, whatever painful efficacy there might be in the secret sting of remorse, a deadlier venom had been infused into it by the hand that proffered relief.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • But all he did was to say, "No, thank you," and fend off the proffered tube of tablets.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • "We met," Isabelle said coldly, ignoring his proffered hand.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Fallen Angels
  • Somehow she would manage to introduce herself, and before her victim had scented danger she had proffered an invitation to her suite.
    Daphne du Maurier  --  Rebecca
  • Why, yes, he is actually insolent over the matter—has already offered me his patronage, as if he were a grand personage, and proffered me a loan of money, as though he were a banker.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • The hour proceeded apace: Fights were recounted, battles won amid wars sure to be lost; hope was clung to; families were both celebrated and denounced; it was agreed that friends just didn’t get it; tears were shed; comfort proffered.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • Gentle Demodokos took the proffered gift and inwardly rejoiced.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • And in August, high in air, the beautiful and bountiful horse-chestnuts, candelabra-wise, proffer the passer-by their tapering upright cones of congregated blossoms.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • He had enjoyed his Mexican holiday, and still was unable to proffer a bit of kindness to the woman who had waited patiently, busying herself with housewifely duties.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • As soon as the robbery was discovered, picked detectives hastened off to Liverpool, Glasgow, Havre, Suez, Brindisi, New York, and other ports, inspired by the proffered reward of two thousand pounds, and five per cent. on the sum that might be recovered.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • I proffered my services and money.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • Eragon hastened to do the same for Arya, but she ignored the proffered chair and stood at a distance from the table.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • One of them was a woman in her forties who during the Q and A had taken the proffered microphone and then lowered her voice to a barely audible whisper.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • ’And you two are clearly Weasleys,’ Mrs Longbottom continued, proffering her hand regally to Ron and Ginny in turn.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • He shuffled half sidewise, an injured crab, making his way toward where Ed Soames stood proffering the Holy Bible.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • Fortunately for Mack, it was Nan herself who proffered a solution.
    William P. Young  --  The Shack
  • As it was, he cowered down in a paralysis of fear, already half proffering the submission that his kind had proffered from the first time a wolf came in to sit by man’s fire and be made warm.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • To beasts of chase the lie is proffered: Timor Mortis Conturbat Me.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • Theoden drank from the cup, and she then proffered it to the guests.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Two Towers
  • Mr. Dodge concluded that "half a loaf was better than no bread," and he agreed to the proffered terms.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • ’These three men, these three who held all the hope which the gift of intelligence ever proffered, these three from whom we expected such a magnificent future-one of them was Francisco d’Anconia, who became a depraved playboy.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Harry gripped Dumbledore’s proffered forearm.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • The Illustrated Man, in slow motion, proffered the bullet.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Something Wicked This Way Comes
  • For Paul, she knew, she should take that spout and drink of the sack’s contents, but as she bent to the proffered spout, her senses told her its peril.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • Now will I proffer thee fair, said Launcelot, I will unarm me unto my shirt, and I will have nothing upon me but my shirt, and my sword and my hand.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • Meanwhile the fog and darkness thickened so, that people ran about with flaring links, proffering their services to go before horses in carriages, and conduct them on their way.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Christmas Carol
  • Eerily, the video included a biblical reference to human sacrifice …. "the submission of Abraham to the Supreme Being by proffering Isaac, his firstborn son."
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
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