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prevalent
used in Oliver Twist

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  • Putting a glass of hot gin-and-water on the chimney-piece, he drew his chair to the fire; and, with sundry moral reflections on the too-prevalent sin of discontent and complaining, composed himself to read the paper.
    Chapter 17 — Oliver's Destiny Continuing Unpropitious, Brings a Great.... (63% in)
  • The oldest inhabitants recollected no period at which measles had been so prevalent, or so fatal to infant existence; and many were the mournful processions which little Oliver headed, in a hat-band reaching down to his knees, to the indescribable admiration and emotion of all the mothers in the town.
    Chapter 6 — Oliver, Being Goaded by the Taunts of Noah, Rouses into Action.... (5% in)

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