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used in Oliver Twist

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something that exists or happened — especially something of special interest — sometimes someone or something that is extraordinary
  • Nor is this, the most striking phenomenon incidental to such a state.
    Chapter 34 — Contains Some Introductory Particulars Relative to a Young.... (89% in)
phenomenon = something that exists and is of special interest
  • And at night, you urge me, with great mystery, to start before the ladies are stirring; the consequence of which is, that young Oliver here is pinned down to his breakfast when he ought to be ranging the meadows after botanical phenomena of all kinds.
    Chapter 36 — Is a Very Short One, and May Appear of No Great Importance.... (21% in)
phenomena = interesting observable things
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