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desirespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a strong feeling of wanting to have something or wishing for something to happen
Soon after we heard that the poor victim had expressed a desire to see my cousin.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 8
I desire the company of a man who could sympathize with me, whose eyes would reply to mine.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Letter 2
What had been the study and desire of the wisest men since the creation of the world was now within my grasp.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 4
despairspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. loss of hope; utter hopelessness; complete despondency
But when he entered, misery and despair alone welcomed him.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 1
You have hope, and the world before you, and have no cause for despair.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Letter 4
But I did not feel the inconvenience of the weather; my imagination was busy in scenes of evil and despair.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 7
detainspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. keep back or from; withhold; restrain from proceeding; stay or stop; delay
Selden roused himself to detain her.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 14
I can detain you both, quite concealed, here.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
I shall detain you until this evening in the Palais de Justice.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 7. The Examination.
devoidspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. completely lacking; barren or empty
Villefort watched him with alarm not devoid of admiration.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 12. Father and Son.
You thought me then devoid of every proper feeling, I am sure you did.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 58
The rugged eloquence with which he spoke, was not devoid of all effect.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. THE BEGINNING OF A LONG JOURNEY
dexterityspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. right-handedness; readiness and grace in physical activity; skill and ease in using the hands; expertness in manual acts
They advanced rapidly and noiselessly, with the confidence and dexterity of practised scouts.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER I. ON THE GREAT ALKALI PLAIN
But, he was on his feet directly, and after sponging himself with a great show of dexterity began squaring again.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XI
My remedy was to cut them in pieces with my knife, as they flew in the air, wherein my dexterity was much admired.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER III.
differspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. be or stand apart; disagree; be unlike; be distinguished
There I must umbly beg leave to differ from you.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 39. WICKFIELD AND HEEP
But there are points where St. Clare and I differ.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
If you are one of those who want us to consume it, I differ from you.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER II
digestspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. break down; make more concise; convert food into absorbable substances
Scarlett looked at her, her brow wrinkling with the effort to digest the words.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XL
I think of myself as so superior, but I do eat and digest, I do wash my dirty paws and scratch.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
No possible way for him to digest that jack-knife, and fully incorporate it into his general bodily system.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 100. Leg and Arm.
diminishspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. dwindle; reduce; make smaller or less or to cause to appear so
I watched to see whether it would spread: but no; as it did not diminish, so it did not enlarge.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
Nor, in profile, does this wondrous brow diminish; though that way viewed its grandeur does not domineer upon you so.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 79. The Prairie.
Perhaps one of those beloved ones he had so often thought of was thinking of him, and striving to diminish the distance that separated them.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 15. Number 34 and Number 27.
discardspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. throw out something from one's hand; get rid of
You must discard the word Fancy altogether.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER II
But it is women who are the calm realists once they discard the fetishes of the premarital hunt.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
But you have discarded your titles after the example set you by Messrs.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 46. Unlimited Credit.
dischargespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. relieve of a burden or of contents; unload; pour forth or release; complete or carry out; give off
The more retired we live, the better I shall discharge it.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 42. MISCHIEF
I solemnly accepted his commission, dear good fellow, and cannot discharge it too completely.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 55. TEMPEST
I appealed to one who, in the discharge of what he believed his duty, knew neither mercy nor remorse.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
dismissspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. stop considering; end employment or service of; discharge; refuse to accept or recognize
It is already known at the Bank that I mean to dismiss Krogstad.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT II
It is a reflection I am unable to dismiss, and it sometimes makes me very uneasy.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 48. DOMESTIC
From their tongues they did dismiss it; and Catherine, probably, from her thoughts.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
displacespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. move or shift from the usual place or position, especially to force to leave a homeland
He waited in order to allow pure air to displace the foul atmosphere, and then went on.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 24. The Secret Cave.
He began by moving his bed, and looked around for anything with which he could pierce the wall, penetrate the moist cement, and displace a stone.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 15. Number 34 and Number 27.
The reason of her sudden displacement now appeared.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 2 Humanity Appears upon the Scene, Hand in Hand with Trouble
disproportionatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. unequal; unbalanced; too much or too little in relation to something else
And try to restrain the disproportionate fervour with which you throw yourself into commonplace home pleasures.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
He is small for his age, with a head which is quite disproportionately large.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE COPPER BEECHES
Her Armand was disproportionately young and slight, a handsome youth, perplexed in the extreme.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 3. Lena Lingard: III
disputespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. argument; angry altercation; quarrel; verbal controversy; debate
A long dispute followed this declaration; but Mr. Bennet was firm.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 50
I need not say that we were strangers to any species of disunion or dispute.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 2
The question of the possibility of having children had long been a subject of dispute and irritation to her.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 7: Chapter 25
disruptspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. upset; throw into confusion or disorder
The mails were still disrupted, no one knew where the Confederates were or what the Yankees were up to.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
dissolvespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. melt; liquefy; cause to pass into solution; cause to disappear or vanish
It would take many years for the living blood of the generations to dissolve the vast black clot of bruised blood, deep inside their souls and bodies.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 5
I suffered unspeakable trouble while I considered and reconsidered whether I should at last dissolve that spell of my childhood and tell Joe all the story.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XVI
It was mid-April, and one felt that the revelry had reached its climax and that the desultory groups in the square and gardens would soon dissolve and re-form in other scenes.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 1
distressspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. discomfort; cause strain, anxiety, or suffering to
In the midst of my distress, I had no notion of going back.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 13. THE SEQUEL OF MY RESOLUTION
Elinor, affected by his relation, and still more by his distress, could not speak.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 31
That individual is in legal possession of the premises, under a distress for rent.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 28. Mr. MICAWBER'S GAUNTLET
distributespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. hand out; disseminate; allocate
Several times she appeared suddenly among them, with her hands full of candy, nuts, and oranges, which she would distribute joyfully to them, and then be gone again.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
I noticed throughout, that he kept everything under his own hand, and distributed everything himself.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXVI
Locksley now proceeded to the distribution of the spoil, which he performed with the most laudable impartiality.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII.
documentspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. provide written evidence; record in detail
I never attested any such document.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 52. I ASSIST AT AN EXPLOSION
Giles slit the flap of an apparently business document.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 13
I could not help smiling at the document when I had completed it.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER II. THE SCIENCE OF DEDUCTION
domesticatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. cultivate; make fit for cultivation, domestic life, and service to humans
All his wishes centered in domestic comfort and the quiet of private life.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3
Quite as comfortable as we can expect a young mother to be, under these melancholy domestic circumstances.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 1. I AM BORN
My life had hitherto been remarkably secluded and domestic, and this had given me invincible repugnance to new countenances.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 3
dotingspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. weak-minded; foolishly loving and indulgent
No one except the doting father could see anything beautiful about her, but the neighbors were charitable enough to say that all ugly babies turned out pretty, eventually.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLII
Melanie especially doted on him.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
It is out of the idolatrous dotings of the old Egyptians upon broiled ibis and roasted river horse, that you see the mummies of those creatures in their huge bake-houses the pyramids.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 1. Loomings.
drabspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. dull; lacking color; lacking in liveliness, charm, or surprise
Oozing out from every drab wall, she felt a forbidding spirit which she could never conquer.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
Rendered complete by drab pantaloons and a buff waistcoat, I thought Mr. Barkis a phenomenon of respectability.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 10. I BECOME NEGLECTED, AND AM PROVIDED FOR
Simeon Halliday, a tall, straight, muscular man, in drab coat and pantaloons, and broad-brimmed hat, now entered.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
drenchspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. wet through and through; soak; put potion down throat of; steep in moisture; wet thoroughly
He cannot be in bed, I thought: those showers would drench him through.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
And now a drenching rain poured down and the rising hurricane drove it in sheets along the ground.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
Only then he suddenly awoke to the fact that he had been wrong about the weather and the rain was drenching his hay.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 4
droughtspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. dry period; aridity; long period of abnormally low rainfall
I then worked the lawn very carefully for signs and traces, but this drought has made everything as hard as iron.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In II. THE ADVENTURE OF THE NORWOOD BUILDER
He must have been born in some time of general drought and famine, or upon one of those fast days for which his state is famous.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 26. Knights and Squires.
The drought which Reuben administered was of a sedative and narcotic quality, and secured the patient sound and undisturbed slumbers.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
drowsyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. dull with sleepiness; showing lack of attention
Here I sit at the desk again, on a drowsy summer afternoon.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 7. MY 'FIRST HALF' AT SALEM HOUSE
As she went on talking he listened in a drowsy, interested way.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
Within five minutes he was dressed and down-stairs, feeling sore and drowsy.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
dualspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. expressing, or consisting of, the number two; belonging to two
If the plot lacked lucidity, the dual motif of legs and pie was clear and sure.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
In his singular character the dual nature alternately asserted itself, and his extreme exactness and astuteness represented, as I have often thought, the reaction against the poetic and contemplative mood which occasionally predominated in him.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In II. THE RED-HEADED LEAGUE
duplicatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. one that corresponds exactly to another, especially an original; identical copy; facsimile
Yet he is, for all the world, in constitution and habit, a duplicate of my father.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
She was the exact duplicate of the other Pharaon, and loaded, as that had been, with cochineal and indigo.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 30. The Fifth of September.
It was claimed that same evening, and returned; but in the interval I had taken a moulding of it, and had a duplicate constructed.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER VI. A CONTINUATION OF THE REMINISCENCES OF JOHN W...
dwellspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. live as a resident; exist in a given place or state
I am glad to dwell upon the earnestness and love with which she lifted up her face to mine, and did so.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 2. I OBSERVE
When I first saw him I thought him plain, but now his appearance is like that of the gods who dwell in heaven.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK VI
No, really, my dear Doctor, you must excuse me if I appear to dwell on this rather, because I feel so very strongly.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 16. I AM A NEW BOY IN MORE SENSES THAN ONE
easespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. satisfaction; pleasure; entertainment; freedom from care
I have been too much at my ease, too happy, too frank.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 10
Her heart was not so much at ease, nor her satisfaction in their amusements so pure.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 11
I continued walking in this manner for some time, endeavouring by bodily exercise to ease the load that weighed upon my mind.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 5
economicalspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. thrifty; saving; using the minimum of time or resources necessary for effectiveness
We have got on very economical so fur.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER SIXTEEN
There were no signs of struggle, neither social nor economical struggle.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In IV
On his long, gaunt body, he carried no spare flesh, no superfluous beard, his chin having a soft, economical nap to it, like the worn nap of his broad-brimmed hat.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 16. The Ship.
edictspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. decree ,especially issued by a sovereign; official command
Whereupon the emperor his father published an edict, commanding all his subjects, upon great penalties, to break the smaller end of their eggs.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER IV.
Force had been piled on top of force and military edicts in increasing numbers had rendered the civil authority more and more impotent.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVII
But she had a guilty sense of pleasure that the doctors' edict had made impossible any real intimacy between Ashley and his wife.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLI
effectivespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. efficient; productive; producing a strong impression or response
But outwardly he began to be effective.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 9
An exit ought always to be effective, Mrs Linde; but that is what I cannot make Nora understand.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT III
They were not the leafy words of an effective life, young with energy and belonging to the tree.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 5
efficientspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. effective; acting directly to produce an effect; exhibiting a high ratio of output to input
Yet they seemed to be as efficient as the Sam Clarks.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
And in many ways the animal method of doing things was more efficient and saved labour.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter VI
And if you are inclined to despise the day of small things, seek some more efficient succour than such as I can offer.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
elaboratespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. marked by complexity and richness of detail; done with care and in minute detail
Zeena, while he spoke, seemed to be following out some elaborate mental calculation.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In VII
She knew that his elaborate gallantries and his florid speeches were all done with his tongue in his cheek.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
It was that night he sent for me at his dance, and you should have heard the elaborate way he worked up to it.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 4
elatedspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. overjoyed; extremely happy and excited
Nevertheless I left that gallery greatly elated.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In VIII
She was satisfied with her success, but not elated.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 4. The Pioneer Woman's Story: I
I liked this scheme, and Provis was quite elated by it.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XLVI
elevatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. raise; give a promotion to or assign to a higher position
His first act was to elevate his torch to a level with my face, squint malignantly, project his under-lip, and turn away.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
She felt that he had every thing to elevate him which general attention and deference, and especially the attention of all the young women, could do.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 8
They elevated me from all littleness of feeling, and although they did not remove my grief, they subdued and tranquillized it.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 10
eludespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. avoid cleverly; escape perception of
But she knew a way to elude them.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXXIX
I had dared and baffled his fury; I must elude his sorrow: I retired to the door.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
Yet every now and then one would come straight towards me, setting loose a quivering horror that made me quick to elude him.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In IX
embarkspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. commence; go on board a boat or airplane; begin a journey
And, to be frank with you, brother, I would not embark with you in this matter, even if I could hope to bring my bark to haven.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
Upon this, I told him that whaling was my own design, and informed him of my intention to sail out of Nantucket, as being the most promising port for an adventurous whaleman to embark from.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 12. Biographical.
George, with his wife, children, sister and mother, embarked for Africa, some few weeks after.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIII
emergespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. come into prominence; spring up; appear
By the straits of Sunda, chiefly, vessels bound to China from the west, emerge into the China seas.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 87. The Grand Armada.
And then had been spun between them an early morning thread before the twigs and leaves of real friendship emerge.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 4
It was fifteen minutes after the hour when he saw a form emerge from the snow mist, and sprang toward it with a cry.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 15
employspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. engage the services of; put to work; apply
The proctors employ the advocates.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 23. I CORROBORATE Mr. DICK, AND CHOOSE A PROFESSI...
My dear Dora, unless we learn to do our duty to those whom we employ, they will never learn to do their duty to us.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 48. DOMESTIC
When I found so astonishing a power placed within my hands, I hesitated a long time concerning the manner in which I should employ it.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 4
enchantspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. charm by sorcery; get control of by magical words and rites
First you will come to the Sirens who enchant all who come near them.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XII
He said it was all done by enchantment.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER III.
Yet it was like a piece of enchantment.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE SHADOW
enclosespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. include; surround on all sides; close in
We had three copies typewritten, one of which I enclose.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In II. The Adventure of the Cardboard Box
He read the letter through and felt pleased with it, and especially that he had remembered to enclose money: there was not a harsh word, not a reproach in it, nor was there undue indulgence.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 14
Some money was enclosed in this letter also.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 40. THE WANDERER
endangerspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. threaten; jeopardize; do something that may damage it or destroy it
The emperor, and all his court, came out to meet us; but his great officers would by no means suffer his majesty to endanger his person by mounting on my body.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER I.
Yet it is terrible to reflect that the lives of all these men are endangered through me.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 24
Eustacia could not help replying, though conscious that she endangered her dignity thereby.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 10 A Desperate Attempt at Persuasion
endowspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. grant; award; give qualities or abilities to
Readily would she endow this voice with all her treasure if so be tears could be ended.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 11
Madame de Villefort has nothing of her own, and hates me for being so richly endowed.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 51. Pyramus and Thisbe.
Such, then, were the splendours with which the gods had endowed the house of king Alcinous.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK VII
enforcespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. put force upon; force; constrain; compel; put in motion or action by violence
The deliberate woodsman had little occasion to hunt for arguments to enforce his advice.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 25
For three years the Federal government had been trying to impose alien ideas and an alien rule upon Georgia and, with an army to enforce its commands, it had largely succeeded.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVII
The opinions which she felt strongly, she avowed boldly; and Cedric, who could not free himself from his habitual deference to her opinions, felt totally at a loss how to enforce his authority of guardian.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
engrossspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. occupy exclusively; absorb; acquire most or all of; write or print the final draft of; make large or larger
But self, though it would intrude, could not engross her.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 46
But his cherished scheme only engrossed him the more.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 32
Later on he had been engrossed in other questions, and had simply forgotten the Board of Irrigation.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 14
engulfspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. absorb or swallow up as in a gulf; flow over or cover completely
As the high watery walls came rolling in, and, at their highest, tumbled into surf, they looked as if the least would engulf the town.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 55. TEMPEST
ensurespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. make sure or certain; insure; assure
Nothing can ensure the continuance of love.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 4 An Hour of Bliss and Many Hours of Sadness
One paternal kind precaution he had taken to ensure my having a companion.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 18
It was evident that the report concerning her had spread, and a short pause succeeded, which seemed to ensure that it would now spread farther.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 22
envyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. malice; ill will; discontent or uneasiness at another's excellence or good fortune, accompanied with hatred
All the men in her circle seemed to admire her and envy me.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
I envy you your peace of mind, your clean conscience, your unpolluted memory.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
If he had any feeling for his brother at that moment, it was envy for the knowledge the dying man had now that he could not have.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 5: Chapter 20
epidemicspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. outbreak of a contagious disease that spreads rapidly and widely; widely prevalent
A serious epidemic broke out in the school and three of the boys died.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 7. The Stapletons of Merripit House
It turned out that the Jeroboam had a malignant epidemic on board, and that Mayhew, her captain, was fearful of infecting the Pequod's company.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 71. The Jeroboam's Story.
equatorspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. the imaginary great circle on the earth's surface, everywhere equally distant from the two poles, and dividing the earth's surface into two hemispheres
Be cool at the equator; keep thy blood fluid at the Pole.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 68. The Blanket.
The tick escaped from Tom, presently, and crossed the equator.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
"An island situated on the other side of the equator, at least two thousand leagues from here," replied the count.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 6. The Deputy Procureur du Roi.
establishspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. set up or found; build
It is right to establish a good understanding at the beginning.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
Still, we can hypothesize, even if we cannot prove and establish.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 85. The Fountain.
As a parent, Kennicott was moved to establish the first child-welfare week held in Gopher Prairie.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
estimatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. judge to be probable; form an opinion about; evaluate
Pray make Brooke useful, and draw on me for funds if expenses exceed your estimate.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER SIXTEEN
He was said to own a thousand slaves, and I think this estimate quite within the truth.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
But it was in the quality of his admiration that she read his shrewd estimate of her case.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 5
eternalspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. forever; being without beginning or end; existing outside of time; infinite
Inflamed by pain, I vowed eternal hatred and vengeance to all mankind.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 16
But he never justified himself by a hint tending that way, or tried to bend the past out of its eternal shape.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter LVI
I came into the valley, as the evening sun was shining on the remote heights of snow, that closed it in, like eternal clouds.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 58. ABSENCE
ethnicspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. relating to races; group of people sharing common racial, national, or religious heritage
excelspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. be superior; distinguish oneself
The learning of this people is very defective, consisting only in morality, history, poetry, and mathematics, wherein they must be allowed to excel.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER VII.
However, this confirmed my first opinion, that a people who could so far civilise brute animals, must needs excel in wisdom all the nations of the world.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 4: CHAPTER II.
Look now at Stubb; a man who from his humorous, deliberate coolness and equanimity in the direst emergencies, was specially qualified to excel in pitchpoling.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 84. Pitchpoling.
expansespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. patch; wide and open extent, as of surface, land, or sky
An unvaried pall of cloud muffled the whole expanse of sky from zenith to horizon.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XII. THE MINISTER'S VIGIL
He flapped a drowsy welcoming hand at her from the expanse of quilt and dented pillows.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
They shot higher and higher and widened rapidly into a broad expanse of red before her terrified eyes.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
expeditionspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. journey organized for a particular purpose
Yes, I am on an expedition of duty.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 19. I LOOK ABOUT ME, AND MAKE A DISCOVERY
This expedition has been the favourite dream of my early years.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Letter 1
On the day before there had been almost a quarrel between Vronsky and Anna over this proposed expedition.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 6: Chapter 25
expletivespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. interjection; word or phrase having no independent meaning; expression usually of surprise or anger
Strings of expletives he swung lashlike over the backs of his men, and it was evident that his previous efforts had in nowise impaired his resources.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 22
exportspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. sell or transfer abroad; send to another country for sale
made of all swine products exported to countries requiring.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 9
extensivespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. widespread; far-reaching; wide
My journeys became more and more extensive and more productive.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 44. The Vendetta.
I am sorry to say that my patronage ends with this; and my interest is hardly more extensive.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 39
On the occasion of this domestic little party, I did not repeat my former extensive preparations.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 28. Mr. MICAWBER'S GAUNTLET
exterminatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. eliminate; eradicate; kill on a large scale; kill man
They mutually exterminated one another.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 13
He had lost in the fierce battle of greed, and so was doomed to be exterminated; and all society was busied to see that he did not escape the sentence.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 24