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sullen
used in Oliver Twist

6 uses
  • 'Why, the traps have got him, and that's all about it,' said the Dodger, sullenly.
    Chapter 13 — Some New Acquaintances Are Introduced to the Intelligent.... (7% in)
  • The simple fact was, that Oliver, instead of possessing too little feeling, possessed rather too much; and was in a fair way of being reduced, for life, to a state of brutal stupidity and sullenness by the ill usage he had received.
    Chapter 4 — Oliver, Being Offered Another Place, Makes His First.... (59% in)
  • After a great deal of haggling and squabbling, Fagin beat down the amount of the required advance from five pounds to three pounds four and sixpence: protesting with many solemn asseverations that that would only leave him eighteen-pence to keep house with; Mr. Sikes sullenly remarking that if he couldn't get any more he must accompany him home; with the Dodger and Master Bates put the eatables in the cupboard.
    Chapter 39 — Introduces Some Respectable Characters with Whom the.... (39% in)
  • With the same perversity of feeling and irresolution that had fastened upon him, despite himself, all day, the murderer, finding that he was not followed, and that they most probably considered him some drunken sullen fellow, turned back up the town, and getting out of the glare of the lamps of a stage-coach that was standing in the street, was walking past, when he recognised the mail from London, and saw that it was standing at the little post-office.
    Chapter 48 — The Flight of Sikes (47% in)
  • 'This is all mighty fine,' said Monks (to retain his assumed designation) after a long silence, during which he had jerked himself in sullen defiance to and fro, and Mr. Brownlow had sat, shading his face with his hand.
    Chapter 49 — Monks and Mr. Brownlow at Length Meet. Their Conversation.... (26% in)
  • 'In the workhouse of this town,' was the sullen reply.
    Chapter 51 — Affording an Explanation of More Mysteries than One.... (29% in)

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