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utmost
used in Oliver Twist

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greatest
  • 'Oh, you little wretch!' screamed Charlotte: seizing Oliver with her utmost force, which was about equal to that of a moderately strong man in particularly good training.
    Chapter 6 — Oliver, Being Goaded by the Taunts of Noah, Rouses into Action.... (72% in)
  • Toby continued to eat with the utmost outward indifference, until he could eat no more; then, ordering the Dodger out, he closed the door, mixed a glass of spirits and water, and composed himself for talking.
    Chapter 25 — Wherein this History Reverts to Mr. Fagin and Company (87% in)
  • Dressed with the utmost nicety and precision, in a quaint mixture of by-gone costume, with some slight concessions to the prevailing taste, which rather served to point the old style pleasantly than to impair its effect, she sat, in a stately manner, with her hands folded on the table before her.
    Chapter 29 — Has an Introductory Account of the Inmates of the House.... (12% in)
  • 'Pay attention to the reply, constable, will you?' said the doctor, shaking his forefinger with great solemnity of manner, and tapping the bridge of his nose with it, to bespeak the exercise of that worthy's utmost acuteness.
    Chapter 30 — Relates What oliver's New Visitors Thought of Him (85% in)
  • Upon no one, however, did it make a greater impression than on Mr. Giles himself; who, after labouring, for some hours, under the fear of having mortally wounded a fellow-creature, eagerly caught at this new idea, and favoured it to the utmost.
    Chapter 31 — Involves a Critical Position (91% in)
  • Peeping out, more than once, when he reached the top, to make sure that he was unobserved, Noah Claypole darted away at his utmost speed, and made for the Jew's house as fast as his legs would carry him.
    Chapter 46 — The Appointment Kept (**% in)
  • At such times, a stranger, looking from one of the wooden bridges thrown across it at Mill Lane, will see the inhabitants of the houses on either side lowering from their back doors and windows, buckets, pails, domestic utensils of all kinds, in which to haul the water up; and when his eye is turned from these operations to the houses themselves, his utmost astonishment will be excited by the scene before him.
    Chapter 50 — The Pursuit and Escape (10% in)

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