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prerogative
used in Oliver Twist

6 uses
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Definition
a right reserved exclusively for a particular person or group
  • 'The prerogative of a man is to command.'
    Chapter 37 — In Which the Reader May Perceive a Contrast, Not Uncommon.... (21% in)
  • 'I am going to sit here, as long as I think proper, ma'am,' rejoined Mr. Bumble; 'and although I was not snoring, I shall snore, gape, sneeze, laugh, or cry, as the humour strikes me; such being my prerogative.'
    Chapter 37 — In Which the Reader May Perceive a Contrast, Not Uncommon.... (20% in)
  • 'Your prerogative!' sneered Mrs. Bumble, with ineffable contempt.
    Chapter 37 — In Which the Reader May Perceive a Contrast, Not Uncommon.... (21% in)
  • 'And what's the prerogative of a woman, in the name of Goodness?' cried the relict of Mr. Corney deceased.
    Chapter 37 — In Which the Reader May Perceive a Contrast, Not Uncommon.... (21% in)
  • This done, she created a little variety by scratching his face, and tearing his hair; and, having, by this time, inflicted as much punishment as she deemed necessary for the offence, she pushed him over a chair, which was luckily well situated for the purpose: and defied him to talk about his prerogative again, if he dared.
    Chapter 37 — In Which the Reader May Perceive a Contrast, Not Uncommon.... (34% in)
  • 'These women at least shall continue to respect the prerogative.
    Chapter 37 — In Which the Reader May Perceive a Contrast, Not Uncommon.... (43% in)

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