[Quotes] Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist; or, the Parish Boy’s Progress is Charles Dickens’s second novel, and was first published as a serial 1837–39. The story centers on orphan Oliver Twist, born in a workhouse and sold into apprenticeship with an undertaker After escaping, Oliver travels to London, where he meets “The Artful Dodger”, a member of a gang of juvenile pickpockets led by the elderly criminal, Fagin.

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Some quotes from the the novel are listed below:

It is a true tale of grief and trial, and sorrow, young man,” returned Mr. Brownlow, “and such tales usually are; if it were one of unmixed joy and happiness, it would be very brief.”

“People like us don’t go out at night cause people like them see us for what we are” 

“Your haughty religious people would have held their heads up to see me as I am tonight, and preached of flames and vengeance,’ cried the girl. 

“I only hope, for the sake of the rising male sex generally, that you may be found in as vulnerable and soft-hearted a mood by the first eligible young fellow who appeals to your compassion.” 

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“He spoke in hard and angry earnest, if a man ever did,” replied the girl, shaking her head. “He is an earnest man when his hatred is up. I know many who do worse things; but I’d rather listen to them all a dozen times, than to that Monks once.” 

“Crime, like death, is not confined to the old and withered alone. The youngest and fairest are too often its chosen victims.” 

“It is a world of disappointment: often to the hopes we most cherish, and hopes that do our nature the greatest honour.” 

Time to learn some helpful words and phrases:

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“Your haughty religious people would have held their heads up to see me as I am tonight, and preached of flames and vengeance,’ cried the girl. 

1.  haughty: behaving in a proud and unfriendly way

  • The haughty man thinks highly of himself while holding others in contempt.
  • Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.

“I only hope, for the sake of the rising male sex generally, that you may be found in as vulnerable and soft-hearted a mood by the first eligible young fellow who appeals to your compassion.” 

2.  for the sake of: out of regard or respect for someone or something

  • We do this  for the sake of our advertisers.
  • So when officials tell you that we must rush to settle with the banks for the sake of economy, don’t believe them.

“He spoke in hard and angry earnest, if a man ever did,”

3. in (adj) earnestin an earnest or sincere way

  • If you start working in earnest, you might just pass. So now, how about it?
  • I’m dealing with the case in great earnest.

That’s all for [Quotes] today!

You’d better peruse the words and phrases and make a sentence with one of them.

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14 Comments

  • I don’t like haughty people, as they behave in unfriendly way, and I don’t feel good, while talking to them. I’m kind and friendly, so this character doesn’t suit me at all. When my teacher tells me to do some thing, I will do it for the sake of me and my success. Sometimes idon’t accept people’s requests, but When they speak to me in great earnest, l immediately agree and do what they want. 😊😊…… Yah, finally, Dictionary, what do you think of my English?

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    • Well, I’m so sorry if you think that I am HAUGHTY. But, you have to learn your place.
      You are no one to judge me.
      I’m choosing all my good friends for the sake of my religious wealthy family.
      So that I won’t be bad and naughty and careless on living my own life
      I do appreciate my once for forever life and wanna live it IN EARNEST.
      Don’t have time to lose
      -truly yours
      (So, how is it? Haha 😂 I’m sorry for unrealized wrong grammar. *if there’re some. Tell me)

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  • You should express your gratitude to him in great earnest with regard to his effort in your big plan.

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  • Some colleagues believe that I’m haughty just because I do my work in a great earnest and I avoid gossiping and having constant conversations. As we say some people go to work just for the sake of getting a salary.

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  • My boss is really haughty, thatst why a lot of people don’t like him.

    Please save me dear for the sake of our child.

    She said she loves you, it was in earnest.

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  • Although I talk in earnest, my few haughty classmates show me wealthy attitude which i consider it is beneficial to acquire for the sake of them from other

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