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descend
used in Oliver Twist

15 uses
  • 'Yer don't know who I am, I suppose, Work'us?' said the charity-boy, in continuation: descending from the top of the post, meanwhile, with edifying gravity.
    Chapter 5 — Oliver Mingles with New Associates. Going to a Funeral.... (18% in)
  • One day, Oliver and Noah had descended into the kitchen at the usual dinner-hour, to banquet upon a small joint of mutton—a pound and a half of the worst end of the neck—when Charlotte being called out of the way, there ensued a brief interval of time, which Noah Claypole, being hungry and vicious, considered he could not possibly devote to a worthier purpose than aggravating and tantalising young Oliver Twist.
    Chapter 6 — Oliver, Being Goaded by the Taunts of Noah, Rouses into Action.... (32% in)
  • I want to speak to him,' was his first remark as they descended the stairs.
    Chapter 19 — In Which a Notable Plan is Discussed and Determined On (97% in)
  • There was no sound of their whereabout, when the Dodger descended the stairs, bearing the light in his hand, and followed by a man in a coarse smock-frock; who, after casting a hurried glance round the room, pulled off a large wrapper which had concealed the lower portion of his face, and disclosed: all haggard, unwashed, and unshorn: the features of flash Toby Crackit.
    Chapter 25 — Wherein this History Reverts to Mr. Fagin and Company (72% in)
  • 'Not a word now,' said the Jew, descending the stairs.
    Chapter 26 — In Which a Mysterious Character Appears Upon the Scene.... (36% in)
  • Fagin stealthily descended the kitchen stairs.
    Chapter 26 — In Which a Mysterious Character Appears Upon the Scene.... (74% in)
  • They descended into the passage, and thence into the cellars below.
    Chapter 26 — In Which a Mysterious Character Appears Upon the Scene.... (96% in)
  • On him the cocked hat, gold-laced coat, and staff, had all three descended.
    Chapter 37 — In Which the Reader May Perceive a Contrast, Not Uncommon.... (10% in)
  • He lighted his lantern from that which Monks had detached from the rope, and now carried in his hand; and making no effort to prolong the discourse, descended in silence, followed by his wife.
    Chapter 38 — Containing an Account of What Passed Between Mr. and Mrs.... (95% in)
  • The room remained deserted for a quarter of an hour or more; the girl glided back with the same unearthly tread; and, immediately afterwards, the two men were heard descending.
    Chapter 39 — Introduces Some Respectable Characters with Whom the.... (62% in)
  • 'I wouldn't abase myself by descending to hold no conversation with him,' replied the Dodger.
    Chapter 43 — Wherein is Shown How the Artful Dodger Got Into Trouble (89% in)
  • He hastily descended, as the room-door opened, and the girl came out.
    Chapter 45 — Noah Claypole is Employed by Fagin on a Secret Mission (85% in)
  • To this spot, the man bearing the appearance of a countryman, hastened unobserved; and after a moment's survey of the place, he began to descend.
    Chapter 46 — The Appointment Kept (22% in)
  • The astonished listener remained motionless on his post for some minutes afterwards, and having ascertained, with many cautious glances round him, that he was again alone, crept slowly from his hiding-place, and returned, stealthily and in the shade of the wall, in the same manner as he had descended.
    Chapter 46 — The Appointment Kept (99% in)
  • He went through Islington; strode up the hill at Highgate on which stands the stone in honour of Whittington; turned down to Highgate Hill, unsteady of purpose, and uncertain where to go; struck off to the right again, almost as soon as he began to descend it; and taking the foot-path across the fields, skirted Caen Wood, and so came on Hampstead Heath.
    Chapter 48 — The Flight of Sikes (15% in)

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