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used in Oliver Twist

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a serious speech, writing, or conversation on a particular topic

or much more rarely: to speak or write formally on a particular topic; or to have a conversation
  • The young gentleman smiled, as if to intimate that the latter fragments of discourse were playfully ironical; and finished the beer as he did so.
    Chapter 8 — Oliver Walks to London. He encounters on the Road a.... (61% in)
  • At this point of Mr. Bumble's discourse, Oliver, just hearing enough to know that some allusion was being made to his mother, recommenced kicking, with a violence that rendered every other sound inaudible.
    Chapter 7 — Oliver Continues Refactory (51% in)
  • 'Not a bit of it,' replied the Dodger, stopping the subject of discourse as Mr. Chitling was about to reply.
    Chapter 25 — Wherein this History Reverts to Mr. Fagin and Company (37% in)
  • He lighted his lantern from that which Monks had detached from the rope, and now carried in his hand; and making no effort to prolong the discourse, descended in silence, followed by his wife.
    Chapter 38 — Containing an Account of What Passed Between Mr. and Mrs.... (95% in)
  • You gave me leave, at any time within a year, to renew the subject of our last discourse.'
    Chapter 51 — Affording an Explanation of More Mysteries than One.... (85% in)

There are no more uses of "discourse" in Oliver Twist.

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