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proffer
used in Oliver Twist

3 uses
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Definition
to offer something
in various senses, including:
  • to hold something out for someone to take
  • to offer a suggestion for acceptance or rejection
  • to offer a good or service for sale
  • to offer a gift
  • to offer peace or friendship
  • 'You are on the scent, are you, Nancy?' inquired Sikes, proffering the glass.
    Chapter 15 — Showing How Very Fond of Oliver Twist, The Merry Old.... (54% in)
  • 'You'll make your fortune, Mr. Sowerberry,' said the beadle, as he thrust his thumb and forefinger into the proffered snuff-box of the undertaker: which was an ingenious little model of a patent coffin.
    Chapter 4 — Oliver, Being Offered Another Place, Makes His First.... (14% in)
  • Near him were the singers: receiving, with professional indifference, the compliments of the company, and applying themselves, in turn, to a dozen proffered glasses of spirits and water, tendered by their more boisterous admirers; whose countenances, expressive of almost every vice in almost every grade, irresistibly attracted the attention, by their very repulsiveness.
    Chapter 26 — In Which a Mysterious Character Appears Upon the Scene.... (27% in)

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