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assume
used in Oliver Twist

16 uses
  • 'That's me!' cried the Jew, falling instantly, into the attitude of listening he had assumed upon his trial.
    Chapter 52 — Fagin's Last Night Alive (81% in)
  • 'Now,' said Mr. Brownlow, speaking if possible in a kinder, but at the same time in a much more serious manner, than Oliver had ever known him assume yet, 'I want you to pay great attention, my boy, to what I am going to say.
    Chapter 14 — Comprising Further Particulars of Oliver's Stay at Mr.... (32% in)
  • 'Oh, yes, I know all about it,' replied the girl, laughing hysterically; and shaking her head from side to side, with a poor assumption of indifference.
    Chapter 16 — Relates What Became of Oliver Twist, After he had been.... (79% in)
  • Seeing 'Hounslow' written on it, he asked the driver with as much civility as he could assume, if he would give them a lift as far as Isleworth.
    Chapter 21 — The Expedition (38% in)
  • 'It was a knock,' said Mr. Giles, assuming perfect serenity.
    Chapter 28 — Looks after Oliver, and Proceeds with His Adventures (77% in)
  • 'Master of the workhouse,' rejoined Mr. Bumble, slowly and impressively, to check any undue familiarity the stranger might otherwise assume.
    Chapter 37 — In Which the Reader May Perceive a Contrast, Not Uncommon.... (70% in)
  • 'Such matters keep well, and, like good wine, often double their value in course of time,' answered the matron, still preserving the resolute indifference she had assumed.
    Chapter 38 — Containing an Account of What Passed Between Mr. and Mrs.... (47% in)
  • Nancy's appearance gave a new turn to the conversation; for the boys, receiving a sly wink from the wary old Jew, began to ply her with liquor: of which, however, she took very sparingly; while Fagin, assuming an unusual flow of spirits, gradually brought Mr. Sikes into a better temper, by affecting to regard his threats as a little pleasant banter; and, moreover, by laughing very heartily at one or two rough jokes, which, after repeated applications to the spirit-bottle, he...
    Chapter 39 — Introduces Some Respectable Characters with Whom the.... (34% in)
  • 'Except sometimes,' replied Morris Bolter, assuming the air of a man of the world.
    Chapter 43 — Wherein is Shown How the Artful Dodger Got Into Trouble (2% in)
  • There was no expression of surprise, no assumption of an inability to understand his meaning.
    Chapter 44 — The Time Arrives for Nancy to Redeem Her Pledge to Rose.... (91% in)
  • As he expressed himself to this effect, with assumed carelessness, he took a step or two nearer the concealed spy, as the latter could tell from the distinctness with which he heard him mutter, 'It must be he!'
    Chapter 46 — The Appointment Kept (73% in)
  • When his assumed name had been repeated several times, Noah rubbed his eyes, and, giving a heavy yawn, looked sleepily about him.
    Chapter 47 — Fatal Consequences (49% in)
  • 'This is all mighty fine,' said Monks (to retain his assumed designation) after a long silence, during which he had jerked himself in sullen defiance to and fro, and Mr. Brownlow had sat, shading his face with his hand.
    Chapter 49 — Monks and Mr. Brownlow at Length Meet. Their Conversation.... (25% in)
  • I know how cold formalities were succeeded by open taunts; how indifference gave place to dislike, dislike to hate, and hate to loathing, until at last they wrenched the clanking bond asunder, and retiring a wide space apart, carried each a galling fragment, of which nothing but death could break the rivets, to hide it in new society beneath the gayest looks they could assume.
    Chapter 49 — Monks and Mr. Brownlow at Length Meet. Their Conversation.... (33% in)
  • The judge assumed the black cap, and the prisoner still stood with the same air and gesture.
    Chapter 52 — Fagin's Last Night Alive (27% in)
  • Monks, still bearing that assumed name, retired with his portion to a distant part of the New World; where, having quickly squandered it, he once more fell into his old courses, and, after undergoing a long confinement for some fresh act of fraud and knavery, at length sunk under an attack of his old disorder, and died in prison.
    Chapter 53 — And Last (15% in)

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