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- as eccentric an old bachelor, as will be foundChapter 29 — Has an Introductory Account of the Inmates of the House.... (74% in)
eccentric = unconventional or strange
- Mr. Browlow was no less surprised, although his astonishment was not expressed in the same eccentric manner.Chapter 41 — Containing Fresh Discoveries, and Showing that Surprises.... (36% in)
- In fact, Mr. Fagin had so well humoured his young friend's eccentric disposition, that Master Bates, who had at first been disposed to consider the imprisoned Dodger rather in the light of a victim, now looked upon him as the chief actor in a scene of most uncommon and exquisite humour, and felt quite impatient for the arrival of the time when his old companion should have so favourable an opportunity of displaying his abilities.Chapter 43 — Wherein is Shown How the Artful Dodger Got Into Trouble (46% in)
- Before his removal, he had managed to contract a strong friendship for Mr. Grimwig, which that eccentric gentleman cordially reciprocated.Chapter 53 — And Last (35% in)
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