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esteemspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. regard with respect; favorable regard
and sincere esteem, said Stepan Arkadyevitch, pressing his hand.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 4: Chapter 8
But if I go on, I shall displease you by saying what I think of persons you esteem.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 24
This has been my motive, my fair cousin, and I flatter myself it will not sink me in your esteem.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 19
ethicalspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. conforming to accepted standards of social or professional behavior; adhering to ethical and moral principles
Moreover, on her side, was his belief that her ethical motive in the argument was impregnable.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 1
Much of this development he may have owed to his studious life in Paris, where he had become acquainted with ethical systems popular at the time.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 2 The New Course Causes Disappointment
Your ethics are considerably mixed up too.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVII
evangelicalspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. marked by ardent or zealous enthusiasm for a cause; of the teaching of the gospel or the Christian religion
He looked at me with a sort of condescending concern and compassion, as though he thought it a great pity that such a sensible young man should be so hopelessly lost to evangelical pagan piety.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 17. The Ramadan.
He hopes to see all the evangelical denominations joined in one strong body, opposing Catholicism and Christian Science, and properly guiding all movements that make for morality and prohibition.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
evasionspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. the deliberate act of failing to pay money; the act of physically escaping from something by some adroit maneuver
He had never before been convicted of a lie, and all the resources of evasion failed him.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In VII
Any one might have seen in her haggard face that there was no suppression or evasion so far.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XLIV
This struck her as a clumsy evasion, and the thought gave a flash of keenness to her answer.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 9
exacerbatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. increase severity, violence, or bitterness of; aggravate
expatriatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. someone who has withdrawn from his native land
To a torn heart uncomforted by human nearness a room may open almost human arms, and the being to whom no four walls mean more than any others, is, at such hours, expatriate everywhere.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 13
expeditespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. process fast and efficiently; execute quickly and efficiently
Sometimes I thought that the fiend followed me and might expedite my remissness by murdering my companion.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 19
In his eagerness to expedite the pursuit, Uncas had left himself nearly alone; but the moment his eye caught the figure of Le Subtil, every other consideration was forgotten.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32
Since such were her feelings, it only remained, he thought, to secure and expedite a marriage, which, in his very first conversation with Wickham, he easily learnt had never been his design.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 52
expressivespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. effectively conveying thought or feeling; indicative
He was a long way down the sunny street, and was making expressive gestures for me to stop.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XIX
As he said this his countenance became expressive of a calm, settled grief that touched me to the heart.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Letter 4
But evidently he was not addressing me for he dropped my hand and covered Gatsby with his expressive nose.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 4
expresslyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
ad. particularly; specifically; in an explicit manner
He waited for me to declare that I quite understood that he expressly said that he admitted nothing.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter LI
He was so polite as to stop at a public-house, expressly on our account, and entertain us with broiled mutton and beer.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 10. I BECOME NEGLECTED, AND AM PROVIDED FOR
He knocked the ashes out of his pipe, and put it on a ledge in the back of his chair, expressly made for its reception.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 51. THE BEGINNING OF A LONGER JOURNEY
extraditionspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. surrender of prisoner by one state to another; delivery by one state to another
exuberantspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. high spirited; joyously unrestrained; abundant; luxurious
On the contrary, I can never recollect having seen him in such exuberant spirits.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XII. The Adventure of The Final Problem
So far as I could see, all the world displayed the same exuberant richness as the Thames valley.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In V
Now for the Trenors, you remember, he chose the Corinthian: exuberant, but based on the best precedent.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
facetiousspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. joking ,often inappropriately; humorous
However, he took affairs as coolly as it was in human nature to do, and entertained himself with the facetious idea of the training more than once.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER I
But, making Oliver cry, Noah attempted to be more facetious still; and in his attempt, did what many sometimes do to this day, when they want to be funny.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
With the passionate song of the bullets and the banshee shrieks of shells were mingled loud catcalls and bits of facetious advice concerning places of safety.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 4
farcicalspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. broadly or extravagantly humorous; resembling farce
This is a farcical waste of time, but still, if nothing else will satisfy you, it shall be done.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XIII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SECOND STAIN
He had risen and, despite the farcicality of Dr. Will Kennicott's bulgy trousers draped over his arm, he had the grace of a cat.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
feasiblespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. capable of being accomplished or brought about
Of course there is only one feasible explanation.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE COPPER BEECHES
Yeobright did not wish to go there, but it was the only feasible opening.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 1 "My Mind to Me a Kingdom Is"
They were ready to hear, and ready to act when a feasible plan should be proposed.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
feignspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. make false appearance of; disguise; conceal; invent or imagine
However hard she tried, she could not love this little child, and to feign love was beyond her powers.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 6: Chapter 32
He particularly remembered an old fellow who used to sit upon a cracker box in front of the store and feign to despise such exhibitions.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 5
Next day I had the meanness to feign that I was under a binding promise to go down to Joe; but I was capable of almost any meanness towards Joe or his name.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XLIII
ferocityspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. savage wildness or fierceness; fury; cruelty
Although Sinbad pronounced these words with much calmness, his eyes gave forth gleams of extraordinary ferocity.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 31. Italy: Sinbad the Sailor.
He delighted to witness Hindley degrading himself past redemption; and became daily more notable for savage sullenness and ferocity.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
There was a carefully restrained ferocity in his dark face, a ruthlessness which would have frightened her had she the wits to see it.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
ferretspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. drive or hunt out of hiding; uncover and bring to light by searching
For many years past the whale-ship has been the pioneer in ferreting out the remotest and least known parts of the earth.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 24. The Advocate.
fidelityspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. faithfulness to obligations, duties, or observances
Its deep fidelity and goodness were not to be adorned by me or any man.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 55. TEMPEST
His homely figure seemed to be lightened up by his fidelity and generosity.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 42. MISCHIEF
Then I should have asked you to accept my pledge of fidelity and to give me yours.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
finalespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. concluding part; closing section
Oh, yes, they will; only listen to that charming finale.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 34. The Colosseum.
He might dissect, anatomize, and give names; but, not to speak of a final cause, causes in their secondary and tertiary grades were utterly unknown to him.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 2
I hardly know whether I shall have the power to detail it; yet the tale which I have recorded would be incomplete without this final and wonderful catastrophe.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 24
finessespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. refinement and delicacy of performance; skillful, subtle handling
Only of course none of them have your finesse, you might call it.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
Having conceived the idea he proceeded to carry it out with considerable finesse.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 15. A Retrospection
However, I have no doubt that with a little delicacy and finesse the end may be attained.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XI. THE ADVENTURE OF THE MISSING THREE-QUARTER
flailspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. thresh about; give a thrashing to; beat hard
Faster, faster, faster, it whizzed, whirred, buzzed, till all the flails became one flail and up soared the plane away and away.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 1
I observed, here and there, many in the habit of servants, with a blown bladder, fastened like a flail to the end of a stick, which they carried in their hands.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 3: CHAPTER II.
To escape his terrible flailings, I seized hold of my harpoon-pole sticking in him, and for a moment clung to that like a sucking fish.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 100. Leg and Arm.
flangespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a projection used for strength or for attaching to another object
flauntspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. display proudly or shamelessly; show oneself off
He just used that as an excuse to come and flaunt himself and Emmie in her face.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
Yes, Mrs Flint had flaunted her motherhood.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 10
She stood back and viewed him with pride, thinking that even Jeb Stuart with his flaunting sash and plume could not look so dashing as her cavalier.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
focalspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. of or relating to a focus; having or localized centrally at a focus
foiblespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. moral weakness; failing; weak point; slight fault
But this is a harmless little foible in the English whale-hunters, which the Nantucketer does not take much to heart; probably, because he knows that he has a few foibles himself.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 53. The Gam.
Now that was tact, for two of the ruling foibles of the masculine mind were touched.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-SIX
For, these are matters totally beneath a female who is acknowledged by universal admission to be far above the numerous little foibles and weaknesses of her sex.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
foliospeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a sheet of any written or printed material; the system of numbering pages
By good rights he should only be treated of in imperial folio.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 104. The Fossil Whale.
Of the grand order of folio leviathans, the Sperm Whale and the Right Whale are by far the most noteworthy.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 74. The Sperm Whale's Head—Contrasted View.
fomentspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. try to stir up public opinion; promote growth of; apply warm lotion to
These civil commotions were constantly fomented by the monarchs of Blefuscu; and when they were quelled, the exiles always fled for refuge to that empire.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER IV.
The maid had entered with us, and began once more to foment the bruise upon her mistress's brow.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE ABBEY GRANGE
formulatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. decide upon and express in words
He lay down, tucked his fore hoofs beneath him, shut his eyes, and with a hard effort managed to formulate his thoughts.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter VII
It seemed to him that he had an answer to this question; but he had not time to formulate it to himself before he went into the nursery.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 8: Chapter 18
Her formulations were not pat solutions but visions of a tragic futility.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
forthrightspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. directly ahead; straightforward
She found that he would give her anything she desired, answer any question she asked as long as she was forthright, and refuse her anything she attempted to gain by indirection, hints and feminine angling.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER L
That was fortunate, for if she could have spoken she would have cried out truths couched in Gerald's forthright words.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
Suddenly she found her tongue and just as suddenly all the years of Ellen's teachings fell away, and the forthright Irish blood of Gerald spoke from his daughter's lips.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
forumspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. place to discuss public concerns; meeting or medium for open discussion
frivolousspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. lacking in seriousness; not serious; relatively unimportant
She laughed and was frivolous and rather brittle.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
He saw that there was a great deal in it that was frivolous and absurd.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 8: Chapter 1
You no more deceive me with that false calmness than I impose upon you with my frivolous solicitude.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 105. The Cemetery of Pere-la-Chaise.
frontagespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. the direction in which something, such as a building, faces; the face or front of a building
frothspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. exude or expel foam; make froth or foam and become bubbly
Nothing but the froth of the waves could be discerned in the pool below.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: 9 Sights and Sounds Draw the Wanderers Together
But there was a breeze blowing, a choppy, stiff wind that whipped the water into froth.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In VII
The chair puffed slowly on, slowly surging into the forget-me-nots that rose up in the drive like milk froth, beyond the hazel shadows.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 13
frugalspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. sparing; economical; costing little; inexpensive
I was shown by this woman into a sitting-room, where a frugal supper was laid out.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In II. THE ADVENTURE OF THE NORWOOD BUILDER
Such was I in battle, but I did not care about farm work, nor the frugal home life of those who would bring up children.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XIV
My friend rubbed his thin hands together with an appearance of avidity which was a surprise to me, who knew his frugal tastes.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In V. THE ADVENTURE OF THE PRIORY SCHOOL
frustratespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. make null; bring to nothing; prevent from taking effect or attaining fulfillment
The idea is one that no circumstances can frustrate.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 3. Lena Lingard: III
The men curled into depressions and fitted themselves snugly behind whatever would frustrate a bullet.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 20
If there were frustration, a red one.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 16
furtivespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. marked by quiet and caution and secrecy
There was a furtive uneasiness about him.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIV
Presently the boy began to steal furtive glances at the girl.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
He looked at her with a furtive apprehension in his rather prominent pale eyes.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 10
gainsayspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. speak against; contradict; oppose in words; deny or declare not to be true
But no man ventured directly to gainsay a pledge filled to the health of the reigning monarch.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
There was no gainsaying this difficulty, and we relinquished all thoughts of pursuing Orlick at that time.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter LIII
They all held their peace till at last Agelaus son of Damastor said, "No one should take offence at what has just been said, nor gainsay it, for it is quite reasonable."
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XX
gaseousspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. of gas; gas-like; lacking substance or concreteness
genteelspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. well-bred; marked by refinement in taste and manners
I assure you they are very genteel people.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 38
It was a genteel old-fashioned house, very quiet and orderly.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 20. STEERFORTH'S HOME
We were so exceedingly genteel, that our scope was very limited.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 25. GOOD AND BAD ANGELS
germinatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. cause to sprout or grow; come into existence
Be that as it may, it did comprehend it; for in our souls there germinate far greater powers than we poor mortals, despite all our cleverness, have any notion of.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE SHOES OF FORTUNE
glazespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. thin smooth shiny coating; glassy film, as one over the eyes
The crabs hung on the branches as thick as beads on a string, purple-red, with a thin silvery glaze over them.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 5. Cuzak's Boys: I
She asked again about the fields, the gardens, the stock, and her green eyes had a hard bright glaze which Pork had never seen in them before.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
Her intentions in short had never been more definite; but poor Lily, for all the hard glaze of her exterior, was inwardly as malleable as wax.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 5
glibspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. performed with a natural or offhand ease
She had in truth never seen him so shaken out of his usual glibness; and there was something almost moving to her in his inarticulate struggle with his emotions.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 11
I got separated"--began the youth with considerable glibness.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 13
gluttonspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. person who eats too much food and drink
Now there came a certain common tramp who used to go begging all over the city of Ithaca, and was notorious as an incorrigible glutton and drunkard.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XVIII
Red Admirals gluttonously absorbed richness from dish cloths, cabbage whites drank icy coolness from silver paper.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 5
Cora, already regretting her precipitation, was obliged to comply, for Magua instantly left the spot, and approached his gluttonous comrades.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 11
grandiosespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. impressive from inherent grandeur; large and impressive, in size, scope or extent
granulatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. form into grains or small masses; make rough on surface
gratifyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. give pleasure to; satisfy; indulge; make happy
And what he saw in this mirror did not gratify his self-esteem.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 4: Chapter 1
Lily was quite ready to gratify this curiosity, but it happened that she was dining out.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 13
The court, in the inside, had evidently been arranged to gratify a picturesque and voluptuous ideality.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
grotesquespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. fantastic; comically hideous; unnatural in shape or size; abnormal
He marched from the room, a grotesque figure in baggy union-pajamas.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
The most grotesque and fantastic conceits haunted him in his bed at night.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 6
The contrast was too grotesque: she could scarcely suppress the smile it provoked.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 15
grovelspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. crawl or creep on ground; remain prostrate
An instant later he leaped at her, as she lay groveling at his feet.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 15
It was a grovelling fashion of existence: I should never like to return to it.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
He groveled on the ground and then springing up went careering off through some bushes.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 6
guerrillaspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a member of an irregular armed force that fights a stronger force by sabotage and harassment
hackneyedspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. repeated too often; over familiar through overuse
I have seen a gipsy vagabond; she has practised in hackneyed fashion the science of palmistry and told me what such people usually tell.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
Before commencing, it is but fair to warn you that the story will sound somewhat hackneyed in your ears; but stale details often regain a degree of freshness when they pass through new lips.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
His principal object must be to discover the number of the hackney coach which took them from Clapham.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 47
haplessspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. without hap or luck; luckless; unfortunate; unlucky; unhappy
Dantes from his rocky perch saw the shattered vessel, and among the fragments the floating forms of the hapless sailors.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 21. The Island of Tiboulen.
I heard of the discovery of the American hemisphere and wept with Safie over the hapless fate of its original inhabitants.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 13
I told her that I believed she had given me a faithful account of herself, and that we had both been hapless instruments in designing hands.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. THE BEGINNING OF A LONG JOURNEY
heirloomspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. something that has been in a family for generations
heritagespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. legacy; something that is passed down from preceding generations; a tradition
Then Caesar and the pope hastened to lay hands on the heritage, under presence of seeking for the papers of the dead man.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 18. The Treasure.
hewspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. cut with an ax; fell with a sharp instrument; form or shape with a sharp instrument; cut
Some of them simply dreads those iron men, as they call them, those machines for hewing the coal, where men always did it before.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 9
hoaxspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. act intended to deceive or trick; practical joke
I suspect a hoax is intended, but the instigators of it little knew whom they had to deal with.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 46. Unlimited Credit.
I stood for a few minutes with my heart in my boots, wondering whether the whole thing was an elaborate hoax or not, when up came a man and addressed me.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IV. The Adventure of The Stockbroker's Clerk
hovelspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. small or simply constructed dwelling; small, wretched house
My mode of life in my hovel was uniform.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 12
I eagerly seized the prize and returned with it to my hovel.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 15
I continued for the remainder of the day in my hovel in a state of utter and stupid despair.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 16
humdrumspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. lacking variety or excitement; monotonous
Before that time, she knew, a hundred generations of Carols will aspire and go down in tragedy devoid of palls and solemn chanting, the humdrum inevitable tragedy of struggle against inertia.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIX
humiliatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of
Looking at him, she had a physical sense of her humiliation, and she could say nothing more.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 2: Chapter 11
That was what I did indeed when she herself made known to me my humiliation; I left everything as of old.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 4: Chapter 12
The humiliation of his rejection stung him to the heart, as though it were a fresh wound he had only just received.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 2: Chapter 17
humilityspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. quality or condition of being humble; low estimate of one's self; self-abasement
Her husband, but with great humility, did not see the force of her objection.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 36
I found Uriah Heep among the company, in a suit of black, and in deep humility.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 25. GOOD AND BAD ANGELS
So nothing came of these trials, and Jo corked up her inkstand, and said in a fit of very wholesome humility.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-FOUR
hypocritespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. one who puts on a false appearance of virtue; one who pretends to hold beliefs
I always knew she hated me and she was too much of a hypocrite to admit it.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLV
He is such an incarnate hypocrite, that whatever object he pursues, he must pursue crookedly.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 54. Mr. MICAWBER'S TRANSACTIONS
She cried bitterly over this reflection when her uncle was gone; and her cousins, on seeing her with red eyes, set her down as a hypocrite.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
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n. behavior exhibiting excessive or uncontrollable emotion, such as fear or panic; mental disorder
There was no panic now, no hysteria.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
She knew what she was up against: male hysteria.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 19
She came out of her hysteria like a sparrow shaking off rain-drops.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
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n. expression whose meaning differs from meanings of its individual words; distinctive style
And I," replied the visitor, changing his idiom, "know enough of English to keep up the conversation.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 69. The Inquiry.