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induce
used in Oliver Twist

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  • 'Tush, tush, my dear!' said the Jew, abruptly resuming his old manner, and playing with the knife a little, before he laid it down; as if to induce the belief that he had caught it up, in mere sport.
    Chapter 9 — Containing Further Particulars Concerning the Pleansant.... (37% in)
  • The fact is, that there was considerable difficulty in inducing Oliver to take upon himself the office of respiration,—a troublesome practice, but one which custom has rendered necessary to our easy existence; and for some time he lay gasping on a little flock mattress, rather unequally poised between this world and the next: the balance being decidedly in favour of the latter.
    Chapter 1 — Treats of the place where Oliver Twist was Born and.... (24% in)
  • It was a meanly furnished apartment, with nothing but the contents of the closet to induce the belief that its occupier was anything but a working man; and with no more suspicious articles displayed to view than two or three heavy bludgeons which stood in a corner, and a 'life-preserver' that hung over the chimney-piece.
    Chapter 19 — In Which a Notable Plan is Discussed and Determined On (24% in)
  • Either the master or the manner of this remark, which was made very ruefully, delighted Charley Bates so much, that his consequent shout of laughter roused the Jew from his reverie, and induced him to inquire what was the matter.
    Chapter 25 — Wherein this History Reverts to Mr. Fagin and Company (23% in)
  • In short, after some more examination, and a great deal more conversation, a neighbouring magistrate was readily induced to take the joint bail of Mrs. Maylie and Mr. Losberne for Oliver's appearance if he should ever be called upon; and Blathers and Duff, being rewarded with a couple of guineas, returned to town with divided opinions on the subject of their expedition: the latter gentleman on a mature consideration of all the circumstances, inclining to the belief that the burglarious...
    Chapter 31 — Involves a Critical Position (96% in)
  • It so happened, however: as it will happen very often, when men fall into company under such circumstances: that Mr. Bumble felt, every now and then, a powerful inducement, which he could not resist, to steal a look at the stranger: and that whenever he did so, he withdrew his eyes, in some confusion, to find that the stranger was at that moment stealing a look at him.
    Chapter 37 — In Which the Reader May Perceive a Contrast, Not Uncommon.... (62% in)
  • He drew his chair nearer to Miss Maylie's, and said, 'Do me the favour, my dear young lady, to leave entirely out of the question that goodness and benevolence of which you speak, and of which nobody else knows anything; and if you have it in your power to produce any evidence which will alter the unfavourable opinion I was once induced to entertain of that poor child, in Heaven's name put me in possession of it.'
    Chapter 41 — Containing Fresh Discoveries, and Showing that Surprises.... (38% in)
  • Through these streets, Noah Claypole walked, dragging Charlotte after him; now stepping into the kennel to embrace at a glance the whole external character of some small public-house; now jogging on again, as some fancied appearance induced him to believe it too public for his purpose.
    Chapter 42 — An Old Acquaintance of Oliver's, Exhibiting Decided Marks.... (28% in)
  • Her fears for Sikes would have been more powerful inducements to recoil while there was yet time; but she had stipulated that her secret should be rigidly kept, she had dropped no clue which could lead to his discovery, she had refused, even for his sake, a refuge from all the guilt and wretchedness that encompasses her—and what more could she do!
    Chapter 44 — The Time Arrives for Nancy to Redeem Her Pledge to Rose.... (9% in)
  • In such a case I could show you reasons, I think, which would induce you to yield it.'
    Chapter 46 — The Appointment Kept (58% in)

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