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invariably
used in Oliver Twist

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never changing; or always the same
  • But these impertinences were speedily checked by the evidence of the surgeon, and the testimony of the beadle; the former of whom had always opened the body and found nothing inside (which was very probable indeed), and the latter of whom invariably swore whatever the parish wanted; which was very self-devotional.
    Chapter 2 — Treats of Oliver Twist's Growth, Education, and Board (16% in)
  • ...being rather to lengthen the distance, by various circumlocutions and discursive staggerings, like unto those in which drunken men under the pressure of a too mighty flow of ideas, are prone to indulge); still, I do mean to say, and do say distinctly, that it is the invariable practice of many mighty philosophers, in carrying out their theories, to evince great wisdom and foresight in providing against every possible contingency which can be supposed at all likely to affect themselves.
    Chapter 12 — In Which Oliver is Taken Better Care of than He Ever was.... (82% in)
  • It was remarkable that the latter gentleman and his partner invariably lost; and that the circumstance, so far from angering Master Bates, appeared to afford him the highest amusement, inasmuch as he laughed most uproariously at the end of every deal, and protested that he had never seen such a jolly game in all his born days.
    Chapter 25 — Wherein this History Reverts to Mr. Fagin and Company (18% in)
  • Oliver could not help noticing that the withered flowers were never thrown away, although the little vase was regularly replenished; nor, could he help observing, that whenever the doctor came into the garden, he invariably cast his eyes up to that particular corner, and nodded his head most expressively, as he set forth on his morning's walk.
    Chapter 34 — Contains Some Introductory Particulars Relative to a Young.... (78% in)
  • Having gone thus far, the two old gentlemen severally took snuff, and afterwards shook hands, according to their invariable custom.
    Chapter 41 — Containing Fresh Discoveries, and Showing that Surprises.... (44% in)

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