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regale
used in Oliver Twist

3 uses
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Definition
to entertain — especially with amusing stories
  • The hero sinks upon his straw bed, weighed down by fetters and misfortunes; in the next scene, his faithful but unconscious squire regales the audience with a comic song.
    Chapter 17 — Oliver's Destiny Continuing Unpropitious, Brings a Great.... (2% in)
  • The donkey was in a state of profound abstraction: wondering, probably, whether he was destined to be regaled with a cabbage-stalk or two when he had disposed of the two sacks of soot with which the little cart was laden; so, without noticing the word of command, he jogged onward.
    Chapter 3 — Relates How Oliver Twist was Very Near Getting a Palce.... (19% in)
  • There were assembled, in that lower house of the domestic parliament, the women-servants, Mr. Brittles, Mr. Giles, the tinker (who had received a special invitation to regale himself for the remainder of the day, in consideration of his services), and the constable.
    Chapter 30 — Relates What oliver's New Visitors Thought of Him (66% in)

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