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baublespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. small, showy ornament of little value; child's plaything or toy
Unless the shining bauble Uncas has just lifted from the ground should prove one.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 18
In the division of the baubles the cunning Huron discovered no less art than in their selection.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 28
My fool's cap was a casque, and my bauble a truncheon.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
bedeckspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. dress up or decorate with showy things
The smallest, the most fragrant blossoms bedecked the girls.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
The appearance of the Knight Templar was also changed; and, though less studiously bedecked with ornament, his dress was as rich, and his appearance far more commanding, than that of his companion.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
bedlamspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a state of extreme confusion and disorder; pejorative terms for an insane asylum
befogspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. make less visible or unclear
befriendspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. act as a friend to someone by offering help or support
At first the young man appeared about to befriend me.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
Franz is not expected to return home for a year to come, I am told; in that time many favorable and unforeseen chances may befriend us.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 51. Pyramus and Thisbe.
But no such recollection befriended her.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 36
belatedspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. having been delayed; done or sent too late
She had insisted that in the belated quest of these work-stained women was an aspiration which ought to stir her tears.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
Holmes made no further allusion to the matter that day, though he sat lost in thought for a long time after our belated dinner.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IX. THE ADVENTURE OF THE THREE STUDENTS
But at this point one or two belated passengers from the last station forced their way into the carriage, and Lily had to retreat to her seat.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 2
beliespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. contradict; give a false impression
Therein you belie the natur of an Indian.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 22
However, a warm savory steam from the kitchen served to belie the apparently cheerless prospect before us.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 15. Chowder.
An hour later when the conversation began to lag, Gerald, with a guile that belied the wide innocence of his bright blue eyes, proposed a game.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
benefactorspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. gift giver; person who gives people or institutions with financial help
He was my benefactor, and all my desire was to carry out his wishes in every particular.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In II. THE ADVENTURE OF THE NORWOOD BUILDER
Unfortunately, the negotiation failed, and when he returned to defend his benefactor, he was dead.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 86. The Trial.
I therefore told him my small story, and laid stress on my being forbidden to inquire who my benefactor was.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXII
beneficialspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. helpful; tending to promote physical well-being
I was encompassed by a cloud which no beneficial influence could penetrate.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 9
In the first place, he must make such an agreement for tithes as may be beneficial to himself and not offensive to his patron.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 18
They poured a little rum down his throat, and this remedy which had before been so beneficial to him, produced the same effect as formerly.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 23. The Island of Monte Cristo.
benevolentspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. generous in providing aid to others; charitable
The Doctor nodded his benevolent head.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 45. MR. DICK FULFILS MY AUNT'S PREDICTIONS
I was benevolent and good; misery made me a fiend.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 10
Their benevolent disposition often made them enter the cottages of the poor.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 1
bereavespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. deprive and make desolate, especially by death
I longed to be his; I panted to return: it was not too late; I could yet spare him the bitter pang of bereavement.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
It was a great augmentation of my uneasiness to be bereaved, at this eventful crisis, of the inestimable services of Miss Mills.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 41. DORA'S AUNTS
He was decorously clad in black, his linen frilly and starched, and his manner was all that custom demanded from an old friend paying a call of sympathy on one bereaved.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVII
besmearspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. spread or daub a surface; smear or cover with a greasy or sticky substance
bethinkspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. cause oneself to consider something; consider or ponder something carefully
I wonder whether those jolly lads bethink them of what they are dancing over.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 40. Midnight, Forecastle.
They seemed suddenly to bethink themselves of their weapons, and at once commenced firing.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 19
But, bethinking himself that this would not help matters, he stopped short in the middle of a sentence, and merely sighed.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 2: Chapter 13
betidespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. become of; happen especially as if by fate
Whatever betides, whatever new ties you may form, whatever changes may come between us, I shall always look to you, and love you, as I do now, and have always done.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 60. AGNES
betrothspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. become engaged to marry; promise to marry
But the girl did not care for the man as a girl ought to care for her betrothed husband.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM
When the prince and the princess had gone, Levin went up to his betrothed and took her hand.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 4: Chapter 16
His first betrothed heard of this, and fretted so much about his faithfulness that she nearly died.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In THE TWELVE HUNTSMEN
bevelspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. two surfaces meeting at an angle different from 90 degrees
bevyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. large group; a group of animals or birds, especially larks or quail
In addition, bevies of belles from the country districts, where all remaining men were under sixteen or over sixty, descended upon the town.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
"That's a fine bevy, Ma'm," said Gerald gallantly, reining his horse alongside the carriage.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
bickeringspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a quarrel about petty points
They were gentle, quiet spoken, reserved people and not given to even the amiable bickering that characterized most Atlanta families.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LV
He was polite and disinterested and she missed his interest, perverse though it had been, missed the old days of bickering and retort.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LVIII
Forgetful of the store and the mills, she spent her time on the lot, arguing with carpenters, bickering with masons, harrying the contractor.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIX
birthrightspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a right or privilege that you are entitled to at birth; personal characteristics that are inherited at birth
Colours and beauties so far subdued were, at least, the birthright of all.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 1 A Face on Which Time Makes but Little Impression
Evidently, I thought, this tendency had increased till Industry had gradually lost its birthright in the sky.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In V
A few slight indications of a rather petted and capricious manner, which I observed in the Beauty, were manifestly considered, by Traddles and his wife, as her birthright and natural endowment.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 59. RETURN
bisectspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. cut in half or cut in two
It was quite open to the heath on each side, and bisected that vast dark surface like the parting-line on a head of black hair, diminishing and bending away on the furthest horizon.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 2 Humanity Appears upon the Scene, Hand in Hand with Trouble
blabbermouthspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. someone who gossips indiscreetly
blithelyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
ad. in a joyous manner; in a happy or carefree manner
Replacing the fences the Yankees had so blithely burned was a long hard task.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
She wondered how he could jest so blithely with a rope about his neck and her pitiful circumstances before him.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
There was a long pause, while a blackbird sung blithely on the willow by the river, and the tall grass rustled in the wind.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-FIVE
bloodcurdlingspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. extremely alarming; causing terror or horror
boisterousspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. rough and stormy; loud, noisy, and lacking in restraint or discipline
The wind began to get boisterous.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER V
There are boisterous couples, who tear wildly about the room, knocking every one out of their way.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 1
It was one of those not infrequent days of an English June which are as wet and boisterous as November.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 6 Yeobright Goes, and the Breach Is Complete
bolsterspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. support or prop up with or as if with a long narrow pillow or cushion
The bed had a spring mattress, and a special sort of bolster and silk pillowcases on the little pillows.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 6: Chapter 19
In Ashley and his love lay strength upon which to lay her weakness, courage to bolster her fear, ease for her sorrow.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LXI
Sitting on her three-cornered chair she swayed, with her dark pigtails hanging, and her body like a bolster in its faded dressing-gown.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 1
bombastspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. pompous or pretentious talk or writing
He found that he could look back upon the brass and bombast of his earlier gospels and see them truly.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 24
Sometimes, he was a very comfortable person to live with, for all his unfortunate habit of not permitting anyone in his presence to act a lie, palm off a pretense or indulge in bombast.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER L
brotherhoodspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. the kinship relation between a male offspring and the siblings; the feeling that men should treat one another like brothers
He felt the subtle battle brotherhood more potent even than the cause for which they were fighting.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 5
It had stupefied all blessed impulses, and awakened into vivid life the whole brotherhood of bad ones.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XX.THE MINISTER IN A MAZE
Though I do stick firmly to the belief in the fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of man and the leadership of Jesus.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
buttressspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. support physically; prop up; support something or someone by supplying evidence
I think I was glad to know it; I think I was glad to have my better impulses thus buttressed and guarded by the terrors of the scaffold.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER HENRY JEKYLL'S FULL STATEMENT OF THE CASE
The access to the upper apartments in the tower which consist in all of four stories, is given by stairs which are carried up through the external buttresses.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLII
callousspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. emotionally hardened; unfeeling; toughened
He gave up his life for her, and she was callous to him.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 10
She was callous, cold and callous to all that he did for her.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 10
She did not know why this should be, for he was such an unpredictable, callous person.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVII
caninespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. related to dogs; dog-like; affecting or derived from dogs
Indeed, its snow-white muzzle proclaimed that it had already exceeded the usual term of canine existence.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER VII. LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS
It cost some exercise of the white truncheon, well seconded by the exertions of the domestics, to silence this canine clamour.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
characteristicspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. feature that helps to identify, tell apart, or describe recognizably; a distinguishing mark or trait
She knew that characteristic in her husband, and liked it.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 1: Chapter 33
Mystery and secrecy have long been his principal characteristic, have long replaced unlimited confidence.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 49. I AM INVOLVED IN MYSTERY
It was a characteristic feature in this repentance, that I was fain to ask what these two men had done, to be there at all.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 61. I AM SHOWN TWO INTERESTING PENITENTS
chemistryspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
This is the way in which you Northerns understand chemistry, madame.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 52. Toxicology.
Waldman, a fellow professor, would lecture upon chemistry the alternate days that he omitted.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 3
He began to experiment, and got a clever young fellow, who had proved brilliant in chemistry, to help him.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 9
circumstancespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. situation; condition; detail accompanying or surrounding an event
Every circumstance belonging to him was interesting.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 9
Another circumstance strengthened and confirmed these feelings.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 15
The life of my father is in the greatest danger, owing to the dreadful circumstance that I have related.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 16
citespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. quote; adduce as an instance
Rhett lacked the courage to cite these reasons for employing another nurse.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER L
Grant it, since you cite it; but, say what you will, there is no real dignity in whaling.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 24. The Advocate.
You mistake, Fernand; it is not a law, but merely a custom, and, I pray of you, do not cite this custom in your favor.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 3. The Catalans.
cladspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. having an outer covering especially of thin metal; wearing or provided with clothing; sometimes used in combination
You are old, unsavoury, and very meanly clad.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XXIV
But little Pearl was not clad in rustic weeds.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In VI. PEARL
I felt ashamed to appear before my benefactors so clad.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
clamorspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. noise; loud outcry; expression of discontent or protest
Now the beset him and made clamor.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 11
The forest still bore its burden of clamor.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 17
For a moment, in the great clamor, he was like a proverbial chicken.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 6
claustrophobiaspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. abnormal fear of being in narrow or enclosed spaces
clovenspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. split or divided in two
He gave the word; and still gazing round him, was steadily lowered through the cloven blue air to the deck.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 135. The Chase.—Third Day.
They are for the use of horses, but they are shaped below with a cloven foot of iron, so as to throw pursuers off the track.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In V. THE ADVENTURE OF THE PRIORY SCHOOL
cocoonspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. silky envelope spun by the larvae of many insects to protect pupas and by spiders to protect eggs
combustiblespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. capable of igniting and burning; easily aroused or excited
Before him rose a grotesque mass of rocks, that resembled nothing so much as a vast fire petrified at the moment of its most fervent combustion.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 21. The Island of Tiboulen.
And when the wind was that way, which was often, the house was full of the stench of this sulphurous combustion of the earth's excrement.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 2
commencementspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. first existence of anything; act or fact of commencing; rise; origin; beginning; start
This was the commencement of a nervous fever which confined me for several months.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 5
The first time she left her chamber was at the commencement of the following March.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
I found several letters, and, among others, one which I discovered from its commencement to be from your father.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 21
commissionerspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. person authorized by a commission to perform certain duties; member of a commission
Now, for a week, he was commissioner general of Gopher Prairie.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
We hope to have, before long, a board of fact, composed of commissioners of fact, who will force the people to be a people of fact, and of nothing but fact.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER II
Why, Ashley Wilkes and his father told Pa just last week that our commissioners in Washington would come to--to--an--amicable agreement with Mr. Lincoln about the Confederacy.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
committedspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. feeling dedication and loyalty to a cause, activity, or job; devoted
I felt as if I had committed some great crime, the consciousness of which haunted me.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 19
He was committed to take his trial at the next Sessions, which would come on in a month.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter LV
A highly popular murder had been committed, and Mr. Wopsle was imbrued in blood to the eyebrows.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XVIII
compilespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. put together or compose from materials gathered from several sources
Nor are the most conscientious compilations of Natural History for the benefit of the young and tender, free from the same heinousness of mistake.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 55. Of the Monstrous Pictures of Whales.
'I am not a bad compiler, Copperfield,' said Traddles, preserving the same air of cheerful confidence in all he said, 'but I have no invention at all; not a particle.'
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 27. TOMMY TRADDLES
confidentialspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. treated with confidence; trusted in; trustworthy; secret
What I have to do as the confidential agent of another, I do.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XVIII
With nobody present, but our dear and confidential friend Mr. Wickfield, I cannot consent to be put down.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 16. I AM A NEW BOY IN MORE SENSES THAN ONE
We are in our private and personal capacities, and we have been engaged in a confidential transaction before to-day.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XLV
confirmationspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. additional proof that something that was believed
It was the day of confirmation.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE BELL
One of the men nodded in confirmation.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 3
But she knew she looked pretty even before she saw confirmation in his eyes.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
conflagrationspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. large destructive fire; burning; large-scale military conflict
The light of that conflagration will fade away; my ashes will be swept into the sea by the winds.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 24
She made a great point of being so near the river, in case of a conflagration; and I suppose really did find some satisfaction in that circumstance.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 35. DEPRESSION
Her face was brilliant and glowing; but this glow was not one of brightness; it suggested the fearful glow of a conflagration in the midst of a dark night.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 2: Chapter 9
conscientiousspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. wishing to do what is right, especially to do one's work or duty well and thoroughly; diligent; responsible; reliable
She is conscientious, and I have no fear of her treating him unkindly.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY
Mrs. Peniston, who was a conscientious woman, had forwarded them all to Bellomont.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 5
Well, I have not intercepted your confidence, and yet I know all that as well as you, and I have no conscientious scruples.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 94. Maximilian's Avowal.
consciousnessspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. having knowledge of ; special awareness or sensitivity:
I felt as if I had committed some great crime, the consciousness of which haunted me.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 19
I fancied that I could detect in his manner a consciousness of this, and a purpose of always holding her in suspense.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXVI
As soon, however, as the consciousness of all this was forced by continual repetition on Marianne, she could stay no longer.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 30
consequentlyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
ad. therefore; as a result or consequence of something; subsequently
Next morning, consequently, we were on the Yarmouth coach, and again travelling over the old ground.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 51. THE BEGINNING OF A LONGER JOURNEY
Mrs. Gummidge appeared to be fretting a little, in her old corner; and consequently looked quite natural, too.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 31. A GREATER LOSS
She thought he had ceased to love her, she felt close upon despair, and consequently she felt exceptionally alert.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 5: Chapter 31
considerablespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. worthy of consideration; large in amount, extent, or degree
This address caused a considerable change in the physiognomy of my own auditor.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 23
We resided principally in the latter, and the lives of my parents were passed in considerable seclusion.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 2
It is with considerable difficulty that I remember the original era of my being; all the events of that period appear confused and indistinct.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 11
consistencyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. harmonious uniformity or agreement among things or parts
Consistency, my dear Mr. Brocklehurst; I advocate consistency in all things.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
Still, for all this immutableness, was there some lack of common consistency about worthy Captain Peleg.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 16. The Ship.
The greatest degree of rational consistency could not have been more engaging, and they talked with mutual satisfaction.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
consolidatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. make solid; unite or press together into a compact mass; harden or make dense and firm
It was soothing, it was consolidating, this handwork together.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 2
After the battle of Navarino, when the Greek government was consolidated, he asked of King Otho a mining grant for that district, which was given him.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 69. The Inquiry.
conspicuouslyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
ad. in a prominent way; in a manner tending to attract attention
She wore a muslin dress, conspicuously white, and a stiff little veil coming to her shoulders.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 1
This puerile feature in a nature which was conspicuously manly had often given rise to comment and conjecture.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VIII. The Adventure of The Crooked Man
Before another month was by, all the working members of his family had union cards, and wore their union buttons conspicuously and with pride.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 8
contemplativespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. deeply or seriously thoughtful
Her ladyship lapsed into contemplative silence, soothed by the brandy.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 7
For to-day he felt that he had earned opportunities for contemplative repose.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 17
But here he was interrupted by his fair physician, a smile which she could scarce suppress dimpling for an instant a face, whose general expression was that of contemplative melancholy.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
contemptiblespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. worthy of contempt; deserving of scorn or disdain; mean
At this moment hope makes me despise their riches, which seem to me contemptible.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 23. The Island of Monte Cristo.
I cannot be made unhappy by the fact that a contemptible woman has committed a crime.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 13
However, the king treated him with tenderness, as a well-meaning man, but of a low contemptible understanding.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
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continuousspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. continuing in time or space without interruption; extending without break or irregularity
There was a thin, crisp, continuous patter from somewhere in the heart of that crawling bank.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 14. The Hound of the Baskervilles
And, as her love for Scarlett and her pride in her were enormous, the chastening process was practically continuous.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
There was desperate fighting at New Hope Church, eleven days of continuous fighting, with every Yankee assault bloodily repulsed.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
contrabandspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. goods whose importation or exportation or possession is prohibited by law
Now Mr. Davis had declared limes a contraband article, and solemnly vowed to publicly ferrule the first person who was found breaking the law.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER SEVEN
He had scarcely been a week at Leghorn before the hold of his vessel was filled with printed muslins, contraband cottons, English powder, and tobacco on which the excise had forgotten to put its mark.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 22. The Smugglers.
controversialspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. giving rise or likely to give rise to public disagreement; disputable
I assure you I have no desire to be controversial.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
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But of all their controversies, none was so bitter as the one that took place over the windmill.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter V
I have had controversies about it with experienced whalemen afloat, and learned naturalists ashore.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 68. The Blanket.
convalescentspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. returning to health after illness or debility
She is tolerably convalescent.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 17. SOMEBODY TURNS UP
But there were a few irreverent snickers from convalescent officers when Rhett spoke of bravery.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
The young ladies of the town, who were not permitted to nurse for fear they would see sights unfit for virgin eyes, had the convalescent wards in their charge.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
cordiallyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
ad. in a hearty manner; in a warm and friendly way
They were not welcomed home very cordially by their mother.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 12
He received us cordially, and made friends with Mr. Dick in a moment.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 36. ENTHUSIASM
Vronsky got up and, looking cordially at Levin, shook hands with him.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 1: Chapter 14
corpsspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. an army unit usually consisting of two or more divisions; a body of people associated together
When first he entered the corps, she was ready enough to admire him; but so we all were.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 47
Then farm wagons, ox carts and even private carriages commandeered by the medical corps.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
Vronsky and he had gone completely different ways on leaving the corps, and had only met once since.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 5: Chapter 7