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providencespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. act of providing or preparing for future use or application; making ready; preparation; foresight
Well, amiable Corsican, let us suppose it is providence.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 43. The House at Auteuil.
It is a miracle, it is a providence that we have not been discovered.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 73. The Promise.
His death was regarded by the slaves as the result of a merciful providence.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
prudentspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. cautious; careful in regard to one's own interests
I will be cool, persevering, and prudent.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Letter 3
She was generous, amiable, interesting: she was everything but prudent.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 1
Meg, dear, be prudent, watch over your sisters, consult Hannah, and in any perplexity, go to Mr. Laurence.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER SIXTEEN
pulverizespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. pound, crush, or grind to powder or dust
putridspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. decomposed and foul-smelling; rotten; decayed
qualmspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. sudden feeling of sickness or faintness; sudden attack of illness
The doctor seemed seized with a qualm of faintness: he shut his mouth tight and nodded.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER INCIDENT OF THE LETTER
Scarlett had no qualm of conscience as she watched them but only a feeling of vast relief that she had made her escape.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
And at the very moment of that vain-glorious thought, a qualm came over me, a horrid nausea and the most deadly shuddering.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER HENRY JEKYLL'S FULL STATEMENT OF THE CASE
quandaryspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. dilemma; state of uncertainty or perplexity
His hard little face looked flintier than ever and Scarlett was in a quandary.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIV
That old-fashioned revelling in the general situation grows less and less possible as we uncover the defects of natural laws, and see the quandary that man is in by their operation.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 1 "My Mind to Me a Kingdom Is"
quellspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. extinguish; put down forcibly; suppress; pacify or quiet
As night approached, it proving impossible to quell her insubordination by rebuke or threats of punishment, Master Brackett, the jailer, thought fit to introduce a physician.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In IV. THE INTERVIEW
Catherine quelled her lamentations also, took a seat opposite, and looked solemnly into the fire.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
It is a happy thing that time quells the longings of vengeance and hushes the promptings of rage and aversion.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
querulousspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. habitually complaining; expressing complaint or grievance
Of a sudden another broke out in a querulous way like a man who has mislaid his hat.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 5
Phelps was still weak after his long illness, and his misfortune made him querulous and nervous.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XI. The Adventure of The Naval Treaty
Nothing was stirring except a brindled, grey cat, which crept from the ashes, and saluted me with a querulous mew.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
radiatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. spread out; effuse; issue or emerge in rays or waves
They seem to radiate a force and vitality that made her feel smaller and weaker even than she was.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LVII
He literally glowed; without a word or a gesture of exultation a new well-being radiated from him and filled the little room.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 5
Some were distant, and stood in a dense atmosphere, so that bundles of pale straw-like beams radiated around them in the shape of a fan.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 3 The Custom of the Country
radicalspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. drastic; extreme; arising from or going to a root or source; basic
Perhaps it would develop into a very radical anarchy.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 17
For a moment it seemed to me that there must be some radical mistake in my calculations.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VI. The Adventure of The Musgrave Ritual
When he reached the point about the fundamental and radical law, his opponent jumped up and began to protest.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 23
ratifyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. approve formally; confirm; verify
My aunt said this in a sprightly way, and gave me a kiss to ratify the blessing.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 44. OUR HOUSEKEEPING
Peggotty was not slow to respond, and ratify the treaty of friendship by giving me one of her best hugs.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 8. MY HOLIDAYS. ESPECIALLY ONE HAPPY AFTERNOON
As Ashley had prophesied, there had been hell to pay since the legislature refused to ratify the amendment.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIV
rationalspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. consistent with; based on; using reason
Birthdays are of no importance to a rational being.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 5: Chapter 26
Elinor agreed to it all, for she did not think he deserved the compliment of rational opposition.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 36
That is from every point of view the most rational course for married people who find themselves in the position you are in.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 4: Chapter 22
ravenousspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. extremely hungry; voracious; eager for prey
He ate in a ravenous way that was very disagreeable, and all his actions were uncouth, noisy, and greedy.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XL
They came back to camp wonderfully refreshed, glad-hearted, and ravenous; and they soon had the camp-fire blazing up again.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
There now, and he pushed the rubber tip of the bottle into the nuzzling mouth and the lamb began to suck it with ravenous ecstasy.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
ravishspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. force someone to have sex against their will; hold spellbound
Your head is all I could ask, for that white bonnet with the rose is quite ravishing.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-NINE
The ravisher stopped suddenly, his knees bent under him, and he fell with Teresa in his arms.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 33. Roman Bandits.
There was a simultaneous sigh, which created quite a little gust, as the last hope fled, and the treat was ravished from their longing lips.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER SEVEN
readjustspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. adjust again after an initial failure
I turned frantically to the Time Machine, and strove hard to readjust it.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In III
In the end, wisely and carefully we shall readjust the balance of animal and vegetable life to suit our human needs.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In IV
That was the secret of his way of readjusting her vision.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 5
rebuffspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. offer sudden or harsh resistance; turn down or shut out; repel or drive back
Lily thought she understood the reason of the rebuff.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 2
But every rebuff stored up new energy of will in her.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 9
He patted her shoulder timidly, gingerly at first, and when she did not rebuff him he became bolder and patted her firmly.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
rebukespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. scold harshly; criticize severely
Sometimes she had gone into the kitchen to administer a tardy rebuke to the cook.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XVII
Before anyone could rebuke him, his grizzled head went up sharply and he rose swiftly.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLV
The man, somewhat crest-fallen by the rebuke he had received, repeated what the concierge had said.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 46. Unlimited Credit.
reconditespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. difficult to penetrate; incomprehensible to one of ordinary understanding or knowledge
But still another inquiry remains; one often agitated by the more recondite Nantucketers.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 105. Does the Whale's Magnitude Diminish?—Will He...
But to learn all about these recondite matters, your best way is at once to descend into the blubber-room, and have a long talk with its inmates.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 94. A Squeeze of the Hand.
recuperatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. recover; return to health or strength; recover from financial loss
All Georgia wanted was to be let alone so the state could recuperate.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LII
Too it was important that he should have time for physical recuperation.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 17
He sought to tread water, in order to rest himself; but the sea was too violent, and he felt that he could not make use of this means of recuperation.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 21. The Island of Tiboulen.
reformatoryspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. serving or designed to reform
Miss Ophelia, after passing on her reformatory tour through all the other parts of the establishment, now entered the kitchen.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
reimbursespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. pay back for some expense incurred
reinstatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. place again in possession, or in a former state; restore to a state from which one had been removed
It was fully realised that though the human beings had been defeated in the Battle of the Cowshed they might make another and more determined attempt to recapture the farm and reinstate Mr. Jones.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter V
Rhett's great love for his child had gone far toward reinstating him in public opinion.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LVII
She had accomplished, before leaving, the first step toward her reinstatement in Mrs. Bry's good graces.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 2
remittancespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. transmitting money, bills, especially to a distant place, as in satisfaction of a demand, or in discharge of an obligation
When I asked him if the remittance had come, he pressed my hand and departed.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 17. SOMEBODY TURNS UP
The excitement came back upon her like a remittent fever.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXV
renouncespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. abandon; disown; turn away from; give up
But I have turned the matter as I could; you are safe if you renounce Rebecca.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
But while they freely waive a ceremonial like this, they do by no means renounce their claim to more solid tribute.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 87. The Grand Armada.
The picture of his wife not letting him go was so pleasant that he was ready to renounce the delights of looking upon bears forever.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 5: Chapter 2
renovatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. restore to good condition; renew
When the house is renovated and refurnished, all that he will need will be a wife to make it complete.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 9. The Light upon the Moor [Second Report of Dr. ...
All the year round they had been serving as cogs in the great packing machine; and now was the time for the renovating of it, and the replacing of damaged parts.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 7
They were delighted with the renovation and decorations of their rooms; with the new drapery, and fresh carpets, and rich tinted china vases: they expressed their gratification ungrudgingly.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
reorganizespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. organize anew, as after a setback
The band was reorganized, and provided by the Commercial Club with uniforms of purple and gold.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
The business of reorganizing the farming of his land absorbed him as completely as though there would never be anything else in his life.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 29
Suddenly he was going about proposing the reorganization of the tennis association, and writing names in a fifteen-cent note-book bought for the purpose at Dyer's.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
repercussionspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. often indirect effect or result that is produced by an event or action; reflection, especially of sound
reprovespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. voice or convey disapproval of; rebuke; find fault with
But Levin had not the heart to reprove him.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 6: Chapter 9
Joseph remained to hector over tenants and labourers; and because it was his vocation to be where he had plenty of wickedness to reprove.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
But he had an approved tolerance for others; sometimes wondering, almost with envy, at the high pressure of spirits involved in their misdeeds; and in any extremity inclined to help rather than to reprove.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER STORY OF THE DOOR
repudiatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. disown; refuse to acknowledge; reject validity or authority of
She spoke with the intention of making him see that, if his words implied a tentative allusion to her private affairs, she was prepared to meet and repudiate it.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 15
In his own case, Alexey Alexandrovitch saw that a legal divorce, that is to say, one in which only the guilty wife would be repudiated, was impossible of attainment.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 13
This left me no course but to regret that I had been "betrayed into a warmth which," and on the whole to repudiate, as untenable, the idea that I was to be found anywhere.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXXVIII
reputablespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. having a good reputation; honorable
In this character, it was frequently his fortune to be the last reputable acquaintance and the last good influence in the lives of down-going men.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER STORY OF THE DOOR
Avoiding the Blue Boar, I put up at an inn of minor reputation down the town, and ordered some dinner.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter LII
It is not a fortunate discovery, and is not likely ever to enrich me in reputation, station, fortune, anything.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XLIV
residuespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. remainder of something after removal of parts or a part; balance
Edward was not entirely without hopes of some favourable change in his mother towards him; and on THAT he rested for the residue of their income.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 49
When she took the paste out to bake it, she left smears of dough sticking to the sides of the measure, put the measure on the shelf behind the stove, and let this residue ferment.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: IV
resolutespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. firm, unyielding, or determined; having decided purpose
My aunt being resolute, I went out and got the ale myself.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 35. DEPRESSION
We exhorted him to be resolute in this, and left my aunt to observe him.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 36. ENTHUSIASM
When I awoke next morning, I was resolute to declare my passion to Dora, and know my fate.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 33. BLISSFUL
respitespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. usually short interval of rest or relief; delay in punishment
I obtained from my father a respite of some weeks.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 3
Deprived of this respite, I should have sunk under my hardships.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 24
My dear Albert, one word, for I must give poor Lucien a respite.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 39. The Guests.
reverespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. worship; regard with feelings of respect or honor
Mr. Peggotty touched me, and whispered with much awe and reverence.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 30. A LOSS
Satan dropped it there, I take it, intending a scurrilous jest against your reverence.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XII. THE MINISTER'S VIGIL
While her mother was attacking her father, she tried to restrain her mother, so far as filial reverence would allow.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 2: Chapter 2
reveriespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. daydream; state of abstracted musing; absent-minded dreaming while awake
Morcerf did not pursue the subject, and Monte Cristo himself fell into a silent reverie.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 53. Robert le Diable.
Helen sighed as her reverie fled, and getting up, obeyed the monitor without reply as without delay.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
When at last she left you, you lapsed at once into deep reverie: you betook yourself slowly to pace the gallery.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
revertspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. return to a former condition, practice, subject, or belief; backslide; turn back to
Mr. Micawber promptly resumed his letter, glad to revert to a performance with which he was so highly satisfied.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 52. I ASSIST AT AN EXPLOSION
Which, never failing to revert to his kind friends, and the opinion they must long ago have formed of him, were sad indeed.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
The manual rites then ceased and all present reverted to the more spiritual part of the ceremonies.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 33
revokespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. void or annul by recalling, withdrawing, or reversing; cancel; retract
Thus I might proclaim myself a madman, but not revoke the sentence passed upon my wretched victim.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 8
rhapsodyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. an epic poem adapted for recitation
The rhapsody welled up within me, like blood from an inward wound, and gushed out.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XLIV
The tree became a rhapsody, a quivering cacophony, a whizz and vibrant rapture, branches, leaves, birds syllabling discordantly life, life, life, without measure, without stop devouring the tree.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 12
riftspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. shallow area in a waterway; break in friendly relations; narrow fissure in rock
The blind was drawn but I found a rift at the sill.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 7
Tom got into this and held his candle as far under the rock as he could, but said he could not see to the end of the rift.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
The youth, peering once through a sudden rift in a cloud, saw a brown mass of troops, interwoven and magnified until they appeared to be thousands.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 20
ritualspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. procedure for religious ceremonies; any customary practice
As she resumed the ritual, she opened her eyes briefly and cast a quick glance around the room.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
When Vida asked her to take charge of a group of Camp Fire Girls, she obeyed, and had definite pleasure out of the Indian dances and ritual and costumes.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
Towards evening, when I felt assured that all his performances and rituals must be over, I went up to his room and knocked at the door; but no answer.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 17. The Ramadan.
roguespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a deceitful and unreliable person; a dishonest or worthless person
You know as well as I do that the man is a rogue.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVII
The little rogue thought I had not seen her, and, drawing back, she took her former station by the window, quite demurely.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
But in the interval the rogue had learned to imitate you, and his position was therefore secure, as I presume that nobody in the office had ever set eyes upon you.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IV. The Adventure of The Stockbroker's Clerk
rosterspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. list, especially of names
rostrumspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. elevated platform for public speaking; pulpit
ruespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. feel regret, remorse, or sorrow for; mourn
If we face such numbers as this, you may have bitter cause to rue your coming, and your revenge.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XVI
Yet, the smell of a Yahoo continuing very offensive, I always keep my nose well stopped with rue, lavender, or tobacco leaves.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 4: CHAPTER XII.
I was at last bold enough to walk the street in his company, but kept my nose well stopped with rue, or sometimes with tobacco.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 4: CHAPTER XI.
sallyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a sudden rushing forth or activity; an excursion or trip, usually off the main course; witty remark
At this sally, the boys laughed.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
Dorset greeted the sally with delight.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 5
Let us summon our people, and sally forth upon them.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
satirespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. form of literature in which irony and ridicule are used to attack human vice and folly
For even satire is a form of sympathy.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 9
In its venerable one coat lay a certain vein of satire on human vanity in clothes.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 1 A Face on Which Time Makes but Little Impression
The affair, as it will be reported, will cover us with shame; for in a society such as ours satire inflicts a painful and incurable wound.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 99. The Law.
saturatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. soak, fill, or load to capacity; cause to unite with the greatest possible amount of another substance
I was not merely over head and ears in love with her, but I was saturated through and through.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 33. BLISSFUL
Venn now bethought himself of his clothes, which were saturated with water to the weight of lead.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: 9 Sights and Sounds Draw the Wanderers Together
His left arm, rudely bandaged in a shawl, hung heavy and useless at his side; the bandage was saturated with blood.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
scopespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. range of one's perceptions, thoughts, or actions; extent; bound
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
Give him his scope in this matter, for thou canst not control him.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
It will be of far wider scope, and will touch on almost all questions.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 5: Chapter 7
scrimmagespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a noisy riotous fight; a confused struggle
I will fight this scrimmage with warriors of my own color.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32
I should be sorry to think they had, though this is a spot that stout courage might hold for a smart scrimmage.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 5
There have been scrimmages atween one or two of their outlyers and myself; but that is neither here nor there.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 25
scrutinizespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. examine closely and critically
Selden had retained her hand, and continued to scrutinize her with a strange sense of foreboding.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 12
In a few moments the young girl had attracted the attention of the whole house, and even the occupants of the boxes leaned forward to scrutinize her magnificent diamonds.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 53. Robert le Diable.
He looked at her and hastily turned away, scrutinizing other faces.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 2: Chapter 28
searspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. make very hot and dry; become superficially burned
He kept drifting to the rear of the schoolhouse, again and again, to sear his eyeballs with the hateful spectacle there.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
It was sensuality sharp and searing as fire, burning the soul to tinder.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 16
A glare brighter than a dozen suns dazzled their eyes, scorching heat seared their skins and the roaring, cracking and crashing beat upon their ears in painful waves.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
secludedspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. removed or remote from others; solitary; hidden or isolated
de Villefort has secluded himself.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 109. The Assizes.
He imagined secluded spots where he could fall and be unmolested.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 12
The smallest boy or the most secluded grandam could tell you whether No.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
sectorspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. particular aspect of life or activity; body of people who form part of society or economy
sedimentspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. deposit; matter deposited by some natural process
segmentspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. sector; portion; any of the parts into which something can be divided
A circle of a few hundred feet in circumference was drawn, and each of the party took a segment for his portion.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 21
It showed the barrow to be the segment of a globe, as perfect as on the day when it was thrown up, even the little ditch remaining from which the earth was dug.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 3 The Custom of the Country
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v. isolate; separate; divide from the main body
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n. a drawing of the outline of an object; filled in with some uniform color; an outline of a solid object, as cast by its shadow
It was the Indian, whose dark silhouette appeared suddenly upon his blind.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IX. THE ADVENTURE OF THE THREE STUDENTS
The sun was low across the new-plowed fields and the tall woods across the river were looming blackly in silhouette.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
His rooms were brilliantly lit, and, even as I looked up, I saw his tall, spare figure pass twice in a dark silhouette against the blind.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
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a. existing, happening, or done at the same time
The movement, like the feeling, had been simultaneous and general.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
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There was a simultaneous sigh, which created quite a little gust, as the last hope fled, and the treat was ravished from their longing lips.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
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The three gentlemen retreated simultaneously.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
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a. marked by or given to doubt; questioning
His voice was soft but there was a vibrant note in it, and looking up into his dark face she saw in it none of the skepticism, the jeering humor she knew so well.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
Suddenly I wasn't thinking of Daisy and Gatsby any more but of this clean, hard, limited person who dealt in universal skepticism and who leaned back jauntily just within the circle of my arm.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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n. minor battle in war; minor or preliminary conflict or dispute
The skirmish fire increased to a long clattering sound.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
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And then there occurred the first skirmish between the new party and the old.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 6: Chapter 26
Each station, each crossroad the conductor called was the name of a battle, the site of a skirmish.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LXI
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a. lazy; disinclined to work or exertion; inactive; sluggish
There were other signs of removal about, with queer narrow footprints like those I could imagine made by a sloth.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In V
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v. melt or blend ores, changing their chemical composition
Everything was dead quiet, and it looked late, and smelt late.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII.
The wet of the rain spurting up in tiny drops could be smelt in the air.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 8: Chapter 17
Jim smelt it and bit it and rubbed it, and said he would manage so the hair-ball would think it was good.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
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