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The Count of Monte Cristo

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accompany
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
accompany on the journey
I am resolved to desert them and go to some remote corner of the earth, and shall be happy if you will accompany me, viscount.
accompany = travel along with
DefinitionGenerally this sense of accompany means:
to travel along with
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Book1 use
Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 10
1st useChapter 85-86
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amorous
2 uses
The next morning he saw Albert pass and repass, holding an enormous bouquet, which he doubtless meant to make the bearer of his amorous epistle.
amorous = romantic
DefinitionGenerally amorous means:
romantic or sexual
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Book2 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 35-36
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apprehend   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 4 uses
1  —1 use as in:
apprehend the criminal
If Caderousse had invented the story relative to the diamond, and there existed no such person as the Abbe Busoni, then, indeed, I was lost past redemption, or, at least, my life hung upon the feeble chance of Caderousse himself being apprehended and confessing the whole truth.†
apprehended = arrested
DefinitionGenerally this sense of apprehend means:
to capture and arrest someone suspected of breaking the law
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Book1 use
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
1st useChapter 45-46
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2  —3 uses as in:
apprehend misfortune
Besides, had not the deputy, who had been so kind to him, told him that provided he did not pronounce the dreaded name of Noirtier, he had nothing to apprehend?†
apprehend = fear

(editor's note:  This is commonly seen in the forms apprehensive or apprehension, but it is also seen in this form in classic literature.)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of apprehend means:
fear, or anticipate with worry
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Book3 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 51-52
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convey   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 37 uses
1  —9 uses as in:
convey her thoughts
Pray put no construction on my words I do not mean they should convey, and give them no undue weight.†
convey = communicate or express
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Book9 uses
Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useChapter 47-48
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2  —28 uses as in:
convey her safely to
Ali and his master conveyed the wounded man into a room.†
conveyed = transported
DefinitionGenerally this sense of convey means:
transport
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Book28 uses
Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 5-6
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correspond   (3 meanings)
3 meanings, 24 uses
1  —5 uses as in:
corresponding time period
Well, over that coach-house are the servants' rooms, with bells corresponding with the different apartments.†
corresponding = matching
DefinitionGenerally this sense of correspond means:
connect or fit together by being equivalent, proportionate, or matched

(Two things are equivalent if they have the same or very similar value, purpose, or result.)
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Book5 uses
Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useChapter 11-12
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2  —17 uses as in:
corresponding by email
Yes; and I wrote, and will show you my correspondence, if you like.†
correspondence = written letters
DefinitionGenerally this sense of correspond means:
communicate by writing letters or email
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Book17 uses
Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 13-14
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3  —2 uses as in:
a correspondence course
Probably you have some correspondent in Greece?†
correspondent = an agent who represents someone in a distant place based on written communication
DefinitionGenerally this sense of correspondence means:
done from afar
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Book2 uses
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 65-66
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direct   (6 meanings)
6 meanings, 107 uses
1  —33 uses as in:
depart directly
Directly afterwards the moon rose.†
directly = in a short time
DefinitionGenerally this sense of direct means:
without delay, or in the quickest manner, or without going somewhere else first
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Book33 uses
Library15 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1-2
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2  —20 uses as in:
directly above; or buy direct from
"What would your excellency like?" and Peppino placed his pan on the ground, so that the steam rose directly under the nostrils of Danglars.†
directly = close
DefinitionGenerally this sense of direct means:
straight (exactly where stated); or without involvement of anything in between
The exact meaning of this sense of direct is subject to its context. For example:
  • "The road runs directly to Las Vegas." — straight (without varying from a straight line)
  • "It was a direct hit." — exact
  • "The plant is in direct sunlight." — unobstructed (without anything in between)
  • "She wants a direct meeting with him." — personal (without other people in between)
  • "She paid direct attention to what he was reading." — close
  • "a direct gaze" — straight, steady, or focused—not a brief glance taken while generally looking at other things; not a sideways look
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Book20 uses
Library56 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 39-40
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3  —4 uses as in:
was direct in my instructions
He resolved, therefore, to let things take their course without making any direct overture to the count. ... However, he resolved to lead the conversation to a subject which might possibly clear up his doubts.†
direct = clear
DefinitionGenerally this sense of direct means:
straightforward (uncomplicated or simple — perhaps also indicating openness and honesty)
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Book4 uses
Library13 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useChapter 53-54
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4  —29 uses as in:
directed her question to
And Villefort, with his papers under his arm and hat in hand, directed his steps toward the apartment of his wife.†
directed = aimed
DefinitionGenerally this sense of direct means:
to indicate direction; or to cause movement or focus in a direction or towards an object
The exact meaning of this sense of direct is subject to its context. For example:
  • "intentionally directed fire at unarmed civilians" — aimed a gun
  • "directed the question to her" — aimed a question
  • "directed her north" — pointed in a particular direction
  • "directed attention to the 3rd paragraph" — focused attention on a particular object
  • "The sound of her voice directed him to the kitchen." — guided or gave directions to someone to help them move to a particular place
  • "She directed him to the airport." — gave directions to send someone to a particular place
  • "She directed the boat north." — steered it
  • "directed the letter to" — send a letter to a particular person by putting a name and address on it
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Book29 uses
Library34 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useChapter 33-34
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5  —13 uses as in:
directed the jury to...
"And will you direct us?" exclaimed the young man.†
direct = instruct
DefinitionGenerally this sense of direct means:
give instructions or commands
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Book13 uses
Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useChapter 33-34
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6  —8 uses as in:
directed the movie
And whom will you employ to carry the reprieve to the officer directing the execution?†
directing = supervising
DefinitionGenerally this sense of direct means:
supervise, control, or to be in charge of
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Book8 uses
Library24 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 11-12
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immaterial
4 uses
"True," said Monte Cristo, "the loss of a sum of money becomes almost immaterial with a fortune such as you possess, and to one of your philosophic spirit."
immaterial = unimportant
DefinitionGenerally this sense of immaterial means:
not important, or not relevant
Word Statistics
Book4 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 59-60
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rectify
2 uses
Morrel looked at his watch, which wanted a quarter to ten; but soon the same clock he had already heard strike two or three times rectified the error by striking half-past nine.
rectified = corrected
DefinitionGenerally this sense of rectify means:
correct, fix, or make right
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Book2 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 73-74
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sagacious
5 uses
Morcerf asked leave to retire; he had to collect the documents he had long been preparing against this storm, which his sagacity had foreseen.
sagacity = wisdom
DefinitionGenerally sagacious means:
wise — especially through long experience and thoughtfulness
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Book5 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 9-10
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yield   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 58 uses
1  —7 uses as in:
will yield valuable data
"Do you hear him, Valentine?" exclaimed Haidee; "he says that through me he will suffer—through me, who would yield my life for his."†
yield = give
DefinitionGenerally this sense of yield means:
to produce (usually something wanted); or the thing or amount produced
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Book7 uses
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useChapter 105-106
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2  —51 uses as in:
yield to pressure
The eight oars fell into the sea simultaneously without splashing a drop of water, and the boat, yielding to the impulsion, glided forward.†
yielding = giving in
DefinitionGenerally this sense of yield means:
to give in, give way, or give up
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Book51 uses
Library14 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 17-18
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