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postpone
used in Oliver Twist

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Definition
delay until a later time
  • 'Then I think it is necessary,' said the doctor; 'at all events, I am quite sure that you would deeply regret not having done so, if you postponed it.
    Chapter 29 — Has an Introductory Account of the Inmates of the House.... (98% in)
  • When Mr. Brownlow admitted that on no one point of inquiry could he yet return a satisfactory answer; and that he had postponed any investigation into Oliver's previous history until he thought the boy was strong enough to hear it; Mr. Grimwig chuckled maliciously.
    Chapter 14 — Comprising Further Particulars of Oliver's Stay at Mr.... (72% in)
  • ...of beadles, and elucidative of the position, that a beadle can do no wrong: which could not fail to have been both pleasurable and profitable to the right-minded reader but which he is unfortunately compelled, by want of time and space, to postpone to some more convenient and fitting opportunity; on the arrival of which, he will be prepared to show, that a beadle properly constituted: that is to say, a parochial beadle, attached to a parochial workhouse, and attending in his official...
    Chapter 27 — Atones for the Unpoliteness of a Former Chapter; Which.... (10% in)
  • Such commendations had been bestowed upon his bravery, that he could not, for the life of him, help postponing the explanation for a few delicious minutes; during which he had flourished, in the very zenith of a brief reputation for undaunted courage.
    Chapter 29 — Has an Introductory Account of the Inmates of the House.... (91% in)
  • Or how could she postpone the journey without exciting suspicion?
    Chapter 41 — Containing Fresh Discoveries, and Showing that Surprises.... (5% in)

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