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gratification
used in Oliver Twist

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great satisfaction (pleasure)
  • 'Well, well,' said the beadle, evidently gratified with the compliment; 'perhaps I may be.
    Chapter 2 — Treats of Oliver Twist's Growth, Education, and Board (43% in)
  • 'Come,' said Mr. Bumble, somewhat less pompously, for it was gratifying to his feelings to observe the effect his eloquence had produced; 'Come, Oliver!
    Chapter 3 — Relates How Oliver Twist was Very Near Getting a Palce.... (60% in)
  • Nancy, appearing much gratified thereby, saluted him cordially.
    Chapter 20 — Wherein Oliver is Delivered Over to Mr. William Sikes (66% in)
  • Not that it was Mr. Giles's habit to admit to too great familiarity the humbler servants: towards whom it was rather his wont to deport himself with a lofty affability, which, while it gratified, could not fail to remind them of his superior position in society.
    Chapter 28 — Looks after Oliver, and Proceeds with His Adventures (58% in)
  • Brittles headed a low murmur, by which the ladies and gentlemen generally were understood to express the gratification they derived from Mr. Giles's condescension.
    Chapter 30 — Relates What oliver's New Visitors Thought of Him (73% in)
  • 'I think, my dear son,' returned Mrs. Maylie, laying her hand upon his shoulder, 'that youth has many generous impulses which do not last; and that among them are some, which, being gratified, become only the more fleeting.
    Chapter 34 — Contains Some Introductory Particulars Relative to a Young.... (33% in)
  • 'Then, he said, with oaths common enough in my ears, but strange to yours, that if he could gratify his hatred by taking the boy's life without bringing his own neck in danger, he would; but, as he couldn't, he'd be upon the watch to meet him at every turn in life; and if he took advantage of his birth and history, he might harm him yet.
    Chapter 40 — A Strange Interview, Which is a Sequel to the Last Chamber (47% in)
  • In fact, as he threw himself at one dexterous dive into his former seat, Mr. Brownlow returned, accompanied by Oliver, whom Mr. Grimwig received very graciously; and if the gratification of that moment had been the only reward for all her anxiety and care in Oliver's behalf, Rose Maylie would have been well repaid.
    Chapter 41 — Containing Fresh Discoveries, and Showing that Surprises.... (55% in)
  • 'I have got a friend that I think can gratify your darling wish, and put you in the right way, where you can take whatever department of the business you think will suit you best at first, and be taught all the others.'
    Chapter 42 — An Old Acquaintance of Oliver's, Exhibiting Decided Marks.... (70% in)
  • Thus equipped, he was to saunter into the office, as some country fellow from Covent Garden market might be supposed to do for the gratification of his curiousity; and as he was as awkward, ungainly, and raw-boned a fellow as need be, Mr. Fagin had no fear but that he would look the part to perfection.
    Chapter 43 — Wherein is Shown How the Artful Dodger Got Into Trouble (60% in)
  • This wish was immediately gratified, for a policeman stepped forward who had seen the prisoner attempt the pocket of an unknown gentleman in a crowd, and indeed take a handkerchief therefrom, which, being a very old one, he deliberately put back again, after trying it on his own countenance.
    Chapter 43 — Wherein is Shown How the Artful Dodger Got Into Trouble (85% in)
  • Removing with him and the old housekeeper to within a mile of the parsonage-house, where his dear friends resided, he gratified the only remaining wish of Oliver's warm and earnest heart, and thus linked together a little society, whose condition approached as nearly to one of perfect happiness as can ever be known in this changing world.
    Chapter 53 — And Last (21% in)

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