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proffer
used in Middlemarch

2 uses
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Definition
to offer something
in various senses, including:
  • to hold something out for someone to take
  • to offer a suggestion for acceptance or rejection
  • to offer a good or service for sale
  • to offer a gift
  • to offer peace or friendship
  • Dorothea wondered a little, but felt that it would be indelicate just then to ask for any information which Mr. Casaubon did not proffer, and she turned to the window to admire the view.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (60% in)
  • ...him to carry out his own ideas of professional work and public benefit—he had so constantly in their personal intercourse had his pride sustained by the sense that he was making a good social use of this predominating banker, whose opinions he thought contemptible and whose motives often seemed to him an absurd mixture of contradictory impressions—that he had been creating for himself strong ideal obstacles to the proffering of any considerable request to him on his own account.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (42% in)

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