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regale
used in The Poisonwood Bible

4 uses
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Definition
to entertain — especially with amusing stories
  • As we stood there holding our netting and sweating through our complete wardrobes, they regaled us with information about our soon-to-be-home, Kilanga.
    Book 1 — Genesis (15% in)
  • Even back when we were very young I remember running to throw my arms around Mother's knees when he regaled her with words and worse, for curtains unclosed or slips showing—the sins of womanhood.
    Book 1 — Genesis (82% in)
  • In the depths of my sleepless nights I would turn to the Bible for comfort, only to find myself regaled yet again.
    Book 3 — Judges (1% in)
  • But mainly he regaled Our Father with flattering observations, such as: "Tata Price, you have trop de jolies filles—too many pretty daughters," or less pleasant but more truthful remarks such as: "You have much need of food, n'est-ce pas?"
    Book 3 — Judges (58% in)

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