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compliance
used in Oliver Twist

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Definition
to conform to rules or the wishes of others
  • Oliver complied; marvelling where the people could be found to read such a great number of books as seemed to be written to make the world wiser.
    Chapter 14 — Comprising Further Particulars of Oliver's Stay at Mr.... (23% in)
  • Poor Oliver unwillingly complied.
    Chapter 16 — Relates What Became of Oliver Twist, After he had been.... (97% in)
  • Sikes shrugged his shoulders impatiently, as if he thought the precaution unnecessary; but complied, nevertheless, by requesting Miss Nancy to fetch him a jug of beer.
    Chapter 19 — In Which a Notable Plan is Discussed and Determined On (57% in)
  • Toby complied, by first producing his lantern, and placing it on the ground; then by planting himself firmly with his head against the wall beneath the window, and his hands upon his knees, so as to make a step of his back.
    Chapter 22 — The Burglary (83% in)
  • Oliver hastened to comply with her request.
    Chapter 33 — Wherein the Happiness of Oliver and His Friends, Experiences.... (14% in)
  • In compliance with Mr. Fagin's request, the Artful untied this bundle, which was of large size, and formed of an old table-cloth; and handed the articles it contained, one by one, to Charley Bates: who placed them on the table, with various encomiums on their rarity and excellence.
    Chapter 39 — Introduces Some Respectable Characters with Whom the.... (21% in)
  • Barney complied by ushering them into a small back-room, and setting the required viands before them; having done which, he informed the travellers that they could be lodged that night, and left the amiable couple to their refreshment.
    Chapter 42 — An Old Acquaintance of Oliver's, Exhibiting Decided Marks.... (37% in)
  • If, without extracting a confession from herself, he laid a watch, discovered the object of her altered regard, and threatened to reveal the whole history to Sikes (of whom she stood in no common fear) unless she entered into his designs, could he not secure her compliance?
    Chapter 44 — The Time Arrives for Nancy to Redeem Her Pledge to Rose.... (96% in)

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