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matrimony
used in Oliver Twist

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the state of being a married
  • This is a very common and much-approved matrimonial course of treatment, which is often very effective.
    Chapter 5 — Oliver Mingles with New Associates. Going to a Funeral.... (37% in)
  • If he had hesitated for one instant to punish Oliver most severely, it must be quite clear to every experienced reader that he would have been, according to all precedents in disputes of matrimony established, a brute, an unnatural husband, an insulting creature, a base imitation of a man, and various other agreeable characters too numerous for recital within the limits of this chapter.
    Chapter 7 — Oliver Continues Refactory (61% in)
  • CHAPTER XXXVII IN WHICH THE READER MAY PERCEIVE A CONTRAST, NOT UNCOMMON IN MATRIMONIAL CASES Mr. Bumble sat in the workhouse parlour, with his eyes moodily fixed on the cheerless grate, whence, as it was summer time, no brighter gleam proceeded, than the reflection of certain sickly rays of the sun, which were sent back from its cold and shining surface.
    Chapter 37 — In Which the Reader May Perceive a Contrast, Not Uncommon.... (0% in)

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