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estimate
used in Oliver Twist

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Definition
rough calculation or judgment
  • Mr. Gamfield's most sanguine estimate of his finances could not raise them within full five pounds of the desired amount; and, in a species of arithmetical desperation, he was alternately cudgelling his brains and his donkey, when passing the workhouse, his eyes encountered the bill on the gate.
    Chapter 3 — Relates How Oliver Twist was Very Near Getting a Palce.... (17% in)
  • As sudden shiftings of the scene, and rapid changes of time and place, are not only sanctioned in books by long usage, but are by many considered as the great art of authorship: an author's skill in his craft being, by such critics, chiefly estimated with relation to the dilemmas in which he leaves his characters at the end of every chapter: this brief introduction to the present one may perhaps be deemed unnecessary.
    Chapter 17 — Oliver's Destiny Continuing Unpropitious, Brings a Great.... (10% in)

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