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abrupt
used in Oliver Twist

7 uses
  • 'Fagin,' said Sikes, abruptly breaking the stillness that prevailed; 'is it worth fifty shiners extra, if it's safely done from the outside?'
    Chapter 19 — In Which a Notable Plan is Discussed and Determined On (43% in)
  • 'Tush, tush, my dear!' said the Jew, abruptly resuming his old manner, and playing with the knife a little, before he laid it down; as if to induce the belief that he had caught it up, in mere sport.
    Chapter 9 — Containing Further Particulars Concerning the Pleansant.... (36% in)
  • He looked like—Bye the bye,' exclaimed the old gentleman, halting very abruptly, and staring up into the sky, 'Bless my soul!
    Chapter 11 — Treats of Mr. Fang the Police Magistrate; and Furnishes a.... (16% in)
  • ...COMPRISING FURTHER PARTICULARS OF OLIVER'S STAY AT MR. BROWNLOW'S, WITH THE REMARKABLE PREDICTION WHICH ONE MR. GRIMWIG UTTERED CONCERNING HIM, WHEN HE WENT OUT ON AN ERRAND Oliver soon recovering from the fainting-fit into which Mr. Brownlow's abrupt exclamation had thrown him, the subject of the picture was carefully avoided, both by the old gentleman and Mrs. Bedwin, in the conversation that ensued: which indeed bore no reference to Oliver's history or prospects, but was confined to...
    Chapter 14 — Comprising Further Particulars of Oliver's Stay at Mr.... (1% in)
  • Stop—' continued Mr. Grimwig, abruptly, losing all dread of the fever in his triumph at the discovery; 'that's the boy who had the orange!
    Chapter 14 — Comprising Further Particulars of Oliver's Stay at Mr.... (55% in)
  • The actors in the mimic life of the theatre, are blind to violent transitions and abrupt impulses of passion or feeling, which, presented before the eyes of mere spectators, are at once condemned as outrageous and preposterous.
    Chapter 17 — Oliver's Destiny Continuing Unpropitious, Brings a Great.... (8% in)
  • The stream abruptly turned, as this intelligence ran from mouth to mouth; and the people at the windows, seeing those upon the bridges pouring back, quitted their stations, and running into the street, joined the concourse that now thronged pell-mell to the spot they had left: each man crushing and striving with his neighbor, and all panting with impatience to get near the door, and look upon the criminal as the officers brought him out.
    Chapter 50 — The Pursuit and Escape (86% in)

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