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accustomed
used in Oliver Twist

11 uses
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Definition
to be or to become psychologically or physically used to something

(used to is an expression that means someone has adapted to and has an expectation of something so it does not seem unusual)
  • 'Well, then, keep quiet,' rejoined Sikes, with a growl like that he was accustomed to use when addressing his dog, 'or I'll quiet you for a good long time to come.'
    Chapter 16 — Relates What Became of Oliver Twist, After he had been.... (80% in)
  • 'Why, what does the boy mean?' exclaimed Mr. Bumble, on whom the earnest manner and wan aspect of the child had made some impression: accustomed as he was to such things.
    Chapter 17 — Oliver's Destiny Continuing Unpropitious, Brings a Great.... (49% in)
  • He was too well accustomed to suffering, and had suffered too much where he was, to bewail the prospect of change very severely.
    Chapter 20 — Wherein Oliver is Delivered Over to Mr. William Sikes (21% in)
  • By degrees, however, as some of it cleared away through the open door, an assemblage of heads, as confused as the noises that greeted the ear, might be made out; and as the eye grew more accustomed to the scene, the spectator gradually became aware of the presence of a numerous company, male and female, crowded round a long table: at the upper end of which, sat a chairman with a hammer of office in his hand; while a professional gentleman with a bluish nose, and his face tied up for...
    Chapter 26 — In Which a Mysterious Character Appears Upon the Scene.... (21% in)
  • The latter gentleman, who did not appear quite so much accustomed to good society, or quite so much at his ease in it—one of the two—seated himself, after undergoing several muscular affections of the limbs, and the head of his stick into his mouth, with some embarrassment.
    Chapter 31 — Involves a Critical Position (9% in)
  • The little room in which he was accustomed to sit, when busy at his books, was on the ground-floor, at the back of the house.
    Chapter 34 — Contains Some Introductory Particulars Relative to a Young.... (81% in)
  • There sat the hideous old man, in his accustomed corner, pointing at him, and whispering to another man, with his face averted, who sat beside him.
    Chapter 34 — Contains Some Introductory Particulars Relative to a Young.... (93% in)
  • At any other time, this remonstrance, and the tone in which it was delivered, would have had the desired effect; but the girl being really weak and exhausted, dropped her head over the back of the chair, and fainted, before Mr. Sikes could get out a few of the appropriate oaths with which, on similar occasions, he was accustomed to garnish his threats.
    Chapter 39 — Introduces Some Respectable Characters with Whom the.... (14% in)
  • Fagin nodded to him to take no further notice just then; and, in a few minutes, the girl subsided into her accustomed demeanour.
    Chapter 44 — The Time Arrives for Nancy to Redeem Her Pledge to Rose.... (65% in)
  • It was nine o'clock at night, when the man, quite tired out, and the dog, limping and lame from the unaccustomed exercise, turned down the hill by the church of the quiet village, and plodding along the little street, crept into a small public-house, whose scanty light had guided them to the spot.
    Chapter 48 — The Flight of Sikes (24% in)
  • If he shut out the sight, there came the room with every well-known object—some, indeed, that he would have forgotten, if he had gone over its contents from memory—each in its accustomed place.
    Chapter 48 — The Flight of Sikes (69% in)

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