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quenchspeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. put out a fire; extinguish; put an end to; destroy
As he stood there, trying to quench his fiery face with his drink of water, the comparison between the orator and the crowd of attentive faces turned towards him, was extremely to his disadvantage.
Hard Times - Chapter 17
By Charles Dickens Context
queryspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. inquiry; doubt in the mind; mental reservation
How to discover a solution to this riddle of death seemed a query of more importance than highest problems of the living.
Return of the Native - Chapter 0
By Thomas Hardy Context
questspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. act of searching for something
I could read in them a set purpose to devote his life to this quest until the client whom he had failed to save should at last be avenged.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 3
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
This is the man whom we now learn to have been the lodger at the opium den, and to have been the last man to see the gentleman of whom we are in quest.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 6
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
The majority of the searchers had given up the quest and gone back to their daily avocations, saying that it was plain the children could never be found.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Chapter 32
By Mark Twain Context
quiverspeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. shake with slight, rapid, tremulous movement
He trembled very much though; for, even in his terror, Oliver could see that the knife quivered in the air.
Oliver Twist - Chapter 9
By Charles Dickens Context
The walls of his chest seemed to thrill and quiver as a frail building would do inside when some powerful engine was at work.
A Study In Scarlet - Chapter 13
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Two or three lamps were rained out and blown out; so, both saw the lightning to advantage as it quivered and zigzagged on the iron tracks.
Hard Times - Chapter 21
By Charles Dickens Context
quixoticspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. idealistic without regard to practicality
railleryspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. pleasantry or slight satire; banter; jesting language; satirical merriment
Their attention and wit were drawn off to his more fortunate rival; and the raillery which the other had incurred before any partiality arose, was removed when his feelings began really to call for the ridicule so justly annexed to sensibility.
Sense and Sensibility - Chapter 10
By Jane Austen Context
rampagespeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. violent or riotous behavior; state of excitement, passion, or debauchery
rampantspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. unrestrained and violent; occurring without restraint
Strangers, modest enough elsewhere, started up at dinners in Coketown, and boasted, in quite a rampant way, of Bounderby.
Hard Times - Chapter 5
By Charles Dickens Context
ransomspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. release of property or person in return for payment of a demanded price; price paid for such release
A second very obvious one is that this young man really is the heir of a great property, however modest his means may at present be, and it is not impossible that a plot to hold him for ransom might be concocted.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 11
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
rationspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. allotment; allowance; portion; allot; distribute in rations
The corn ration was drastically reduced, and it was announced that an extra potato ration would be issued to make up for it.
Animal Farm - Chapter 7
By George Orwell Context
The troop had added their ration of parched corn and side meat to the supper of dried peas, stewed dried apples and peanuts which Mammy set before them and they declared it was the best meal they had had in months.
Gone With The Wind - Chapter 28
By Margaret Mitche Context
razorspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. sharp-edged cutting instrument used especially for shaving the face or other body parts
reciprocalspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. concerning each of two or more persons or things; exchangeable; interacting
The absolute solitude in which they lived intensified their reciprocal thoughts; yet some might have said that it had the disadvantage of consuming their mutual affections at a fearfully prodigal rate.
Return of the Native - Chapter 0
By Thomas Hardy Context
reconciliationspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. act of reconciling, or state of being reconciled; reconcilement; restoration to harmony; renewal of friendship
It determined him to attempt a reconciliation, though not exactly in the manner pointed out by their brother and sister.
Sense and Sensibility - Chapter 49
By Jane Austen Context
It stood the record of many sensations of pain, once severe, but now softened; and of some instances of relenting feeling, some breathings of friendship and reconciliation, which could never be looked for again, and which could never cease to be dear.
Persuasion - Chapter 13
By Jane Austen Context
reconnaissancespeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. gain information about enemy; inspection or exploration of an area
recountspeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. narrate or tell; count over again
As we walked to and fro, all four together, before breakfast, I deemed it right to recount what I had seen.
Great Expectations - Chapter 54
By Charles Dickens Context
Losberne, who appeared desirous of gaining time, recounted them at great length, and with much circumlocution.
Oliver Twist - Chapter 31
By Charles Dickens Context
The animals had now reassembled in the wildest excitement, each recounting his own exploits in the battle at the top of his voice.
Animal Farm - Chapter 4
By George Orwell Context
reflectspeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. throw or bend back light from a surface; give back or show an image of; mirror
I began to reflect whether I had done anything to offend her; and my conscience whispered me that I had not yet told her about Dora.
David Copperfield - Chapter 34
By Charles Dickens Context
The peaceful face reflected somewhat of peace and healing into his own spirit, and his thoughts wandered away to bygone times and dreamy memories.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Chapter 31
By Mark Twain Context
The affair seems absurdly trifling, and yet I dare call nothing trivial when I reflect that some of my most classic cases have had the least promising commencement.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 8
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
reignspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. sovereignty; rule; dominance or widespread influence
Indeed, it is a question if the exclusive reign of this orthodox beauty is not approaching its last quarter.
Return of the Native - Chapter 0
By Thomas Hardy Context
Sissy, though well acquainted with his Royal line, had no personal knowledge of the present Emperor, and his reign was peaceful.
Hard Times - Chapter 25
By Charles Dickens Context
reinforcespeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. give more force or effectiveness to; strengthen; enhance
At the sight there was a general reining up of horses and unslinging of guns, while fresh horsemen came galloping up to reinforce the vanguard.
A Study In Scarlet - Chapter 8
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Warm clothing, when it was obtainable at all, had risen to such prohibitive prices that Atlanta ladies were lining their old dresses with rags and reinforcing them with newspapers to keep out the wind.
Gone With The Wind - Chapter 16
By Margaret Mitche Context
rejectspeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. turn down; refuse to accept; dismiss from consideration
For a moment she considered asking him to lend her three hundred dollars, but wearily she rejected the idea.
Gone With The Wind - Chapter 35
By Margaret Mitche Context
He should not have to think of her as pining in the retirement of Mansfield for him, rejecting Sotherton and London, independence and splendour, for his sake.
Mansfield Park - Chapter 21
By Jane Austen Context
She placed a cushion under his head, and offered him some water; he rejected the latter, and tossed uneasily on the former, as if it were a stone or a block of wood.
Wuthering Heights - Chapter 23
By Emily Bronte Context
rejoicespeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. feel joy; experience gladness in a high degree; have pleasurable satisfaction; be delighted; enjoy
A harsher man would rejoice now in the power I have of turning upon your aunt by going no further in the business.
Return of the Native - Chapter 0
By Thomas Hardy Context
However, I rejoice to say that I have a hated rival, who will certainly cut me out the instant that my back is turned.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 7
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
While she spoke, Wickham looked as if scarcely knowing whether to rejoice over her words, or to distrust their meaning.
Pride and Prejudice - Chapter 41
By Jane Austen Context
reliablespeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. worthy of being depended on; trustworthy
They both had weak eyes, which I had long attributed to their chronically looking in at keyholes, and they were always at hand when not wanted; indeed that was their only reliable quality besides larceny.
Great Expectations - Chapter 40
By Charles Dickens Context
remorsespeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. pain of a guilty conscience; feeling of deep regret
The instant that he heard of it he made a complete confession to me, so filled was he with horror and remorse.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 5
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
She paused, and saw with no slight indignation that he was listening with an air which proved him wholly unmoved by any feeling of remorse.
Pride and Prejudice - Chapter 34
By Jane Austen Context
Joe had gone near the pantry, or out of the room, were only to be equalled by the remorse with which my mind dwelt on what my hands had done.
Great Expectations - Chapter 4
By Charles Dickens Context
renderspeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. deliver;give or make available; provide; represent in a drawing or painting
He swore in his heart that he would not fail in this if human effort and human perseverance could render him successful.
A Study In Scarlet - Chapter 9
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
I had thought of that too, and it was very far from comforting to me to find that he had thought of it; for it seemed to render it more probable.
Great Expectations - Chapter 15
By Charles Dickens Context
It is not that I can do her any good, or render her any real service; but she is so attached to me that my visit will have as much effect on her, as if I could do both.
David Copperfield - Chapter 28
By Charles Dickens Context
repatriatespeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. restore or return to the country of birth, citizenship, or origin
repelspeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. force or drive back; disgust; offer resistance to; fight against
He looked at her oddly, still inscrutable and as she hurried on she could not tell if he were amused or repelled.
Gone With The Wind - Chapter 34
By Margaret Mitche Context
But a system of inducement which might have carried weaker country lasses along with it had merely repelled Eustacia.
Return of the Native - Chapter 0
By Thomas Hardy Context
I recollect being very much surprised by the feint everybody made, then, of not having been to sleep at all, and by the uncommon indignation with which everyone repelled the charge.
David Copperfield - Chapter 5
By Charles Dickens Context
reservespeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. lack of enthusiasm; skeptical caution; something saved for future use; self-restraint in expression
I felt that I must have something in reserve for my dreadful acquaintance, and his ally the still more dreadful young man.
Great Expectations - Chapter 2
By Charles Dickens Context
I shall talk to you without any reserve; because I am sure you are well able to understand me, as many older persons would be.
Oliver Twist - Chapter 14
By Charles Dickens Context
You have possibly had other guns in reserve in case there should be several tigers, or in the unlikely supposition of your own aim failing you.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 1
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
restrainspeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. keep under control; hold back ; place limits on
She wanted very much to scream every time Melanie did, and only by biting her lips so hard it infuriated her could she restrain herself and drive off hysteria.
Gone With The Wind - Chapter 22
By Margaret Mitche Context
As they approached the town, and at length drove through its narrow streets, it became matter of no small difficulty to restrain the boy within reasonable bounds.
Oliver Twist - Chapter 51
By Charles Dickens Context
I could not restrain my eye from resting for an instant on a red spot upon it; but it was not so red as I turned, when I met that sinister expression in his face.
David Copperfield - Chapter 8
By Charles Dickens Context
restrictspeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. keep or confine within limits
retainspeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. keep; maintain possession of; hire by payment of a fee; keep in mind; remember
It was possible that you might retain the feelings of the past, as I did; and one encouragement happened to be mine.
Persuasion - Chapter 23
By Jane Austen Context
Oliver retained his stool by the fire; Barney wrapped in a blanket, stretched himself on the floor: close outside the fender.
Oliver Twist - Chapter 22
By Charles Dickens Context
His affection for her soon sunk into indifference; hers lasted a little longer; and in spite of her youth and her manners, she retained all the claims to reputation which her marriage had given her.
Pride and Prejudice - Chapter 61
By Jane Austen Context
retreatspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. receding; pull back or move away or backward; withdrawal of troops to a more favorable position
Meanwhile it had struck me that it would be wise to secure our retreat through the outer door, so I examined it.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 7
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
His brown face looked so savage, and his gaunt hands so threatening, that his visitors sprang to their feet and beat a hurried retreat.
A Study In Scarlet - Chapter 11
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
They presently entered, softly, with quickened pulses, talking in whispers, ears alert to catch the slightest sound, and muscles tense and ready for instant retreat.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Chapter 26
By Mark Twain Context
retrievespeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. recover; find and bring in; get back
I settled his doubts, by suddenly retrieving my gravity and desiring him to walk away, for I came to see Linton, not him.
Wuthering Heights - Chapter 24
By Emily Bronte Context
Brownlow, unwilling to deprive the elder son of the opportunity of retrieving his former vices and pursuing an honest career, proposed this mode of distribution, to which his young charge joyfully acceded.
Oliver Twist - Chapter 53
By Charles Dickens Context
revolvespeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. turn or roll round on, or as on, an axis, like a wheel; rotate; move in curved path round a center; pass in cycles
They were like those double stars which revolve round and round each other, and from a distance appear to be one.
Return of the Native - Chapter 0
By Thomas Hardy Context
Dick made his two hands revolve very fast about each other a great number of times, and then brought them into collision, and rolled them over and over one another, to express confusion.
David Copperfield - Chapter 45
By Charles Dickens Context
The faint niggery smell which crept from the cabin increased her nausea and, without strength to combat it, she kept on retching miserably while the cabins and trees revolved swiftly around her.
Gone With The Wind - Chapter 25
By Margaret Mitche Context
rigidspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. stiff and unyielding; strict; hard and unbending; not flexible
His tail had grown rigid and twitched sharply from side to side, a sign in him of intense mental activity.
Animal Farm - Chapter 6
By George Orwell Context
His chin was cocked upward and his eyes were fixed in a dreadful, rigid stare at the corner of the ceiling.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 8
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Always proceeding from a rigid mouth and closed teeth, as if the jaw were locked and the face frozen up in pain.
David Copperfield - Chapter 56
By Charles Dickens Context
rigorspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. strictness or severity, as in temperament, action, or judgment; something hard to endure
He had been a dashing and resourceful officer during the war, but two severe wounds and four years of fighting seemed to have drained him of all his resourcefulness, leaving him to face the rigors of peace as bewildered as a child.
Gone With The Wind - Chapter 38
By Margaret Mitche Context
rodentspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. gnawing; biting; corroding; any of various mammals of rodent, such as a mouse, rat, squirrel,
rotatespeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. plant or grow in a fixed cyclic order of succession; swirl; revolve; turn on or around an axis or a center
ruinspeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. fall or tumble down; destroy; devastate; exterminate
You are determined to ruin him in the opinion of all his friends, and make him the contempt of the world.
Pride and Prejudice - Chapter 56
By Jane Austen Context
Jim was most ruined for a servant, because he got stuck up on account of having seen the devil and been rode by witches.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter 2
By Mark Twain Context
I could rather believe every creature of my acquaintance leagued together to ruin me in his opinion, than believe his nature capable of such cruelty.
Sense and Sensibility - Chapter 29
By Jane Austen Context
salvagespeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. save from loss or destruction; rescue of a ship; save for further use
For a moment she could not understand what it all meant and then, remembering that the commissary warehouses were down by the railroad tracks, she realized that the army had thrown them open to the people to salvage what they could before the Yankees came.
Gone With The Wind - Chapter 21
By Margaret Mitche Context
sanctuaryspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. place of refuge or asylum; shrine; holy place, such as a church, temple, or mosque
It was as if the tranquil sanctuary of my boyhood had been sacked before my face, and its peace and honour given to the winds.
David Copperfield - Chapter 19
By Charles Dickens Context
sanitaryspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. relating to health or the protection of health
scamperspeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. run with speed; run or move in a quick, hurried manner; hasten away
He waved his hand, and they scampered away downstairs like so many rats, and we heard their shrill voices next moment in the street.
A Study In Scarlet - Chapter 6
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Of the swiftly scampering child, all that now remained were two tiny feet, inadequate to her weight, and a tendency to prattle happily and aimlessly.
Gone With The Wind - Chapter 8
By Margaret Mitche Context
Spiders had built their webs in the angles of the walls and ceilings; and sometimes, when Oliver walked softly into a room, the mice would scamper across the floor, and run back terrified to their holes.
Oliver Twist - Chapter 18
By Charles Dickens Context
scoffspeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. mock; ridicule; show or express scorn; eat quickly and greedily
scourspeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. scrub; clean, polish, or wash by scrubbing vigorously; wear away; search through or over thoroughly
It had been her intention to send Pork out with the horse and wagon, the gold pieces and the United States money to scour the countryside for provisions and material for clothes.
Gone With The Wind - Chapter 28
By Margaret Mitche Context
It was not until the two boys had scoured, with great rapidity, through a most intricate maze of narrow streets and courts, that they ventured to halt beneath a low and dark archway.
Oliver Twist - Chapter 12
By Charles Dickens Context
It was beautiful to hear that clock tick; and sometimes when one of these peddlers had been along and scoured her up and got her in good shape, she would start in and strike a hundred and fifty before she got tuckered out.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter 17
By Mark Twain Context
scrumptiousspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. nice; particular; fastidious; excellent; fine
scufflespeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. shuffle; fight or struggle confusedly at close quarters; wrestle in a rough fashion
There he was dogged by his confederate, who held Beppo responsible for the loss of the pearl, and he stabbed him in the scuffle which followed.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 8
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
scurryspeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. go with light running steps; move about or proceed hurriedly
Prissy and Wade scurried for the cellar and crouched in the cobwebbed darkness, Prissy squalling at the top of her voice and Wade sobbing and hiccoughing.
Gone With The Wind - Chapter 19
By Margaret Mitche Context
shabbyspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. torn or worn to rage; poor; mean; ragged
Yet, in spite of his shabby and even absurd appearance, his voice had a sharp crackle, and his manner a quick intensity which commanded attention.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 11
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
As haggard and as shabby, as if, for want of custom, it had itself taken to drinking, and had gone the way all drunkards go, and was very near the end of it.
Hard Times - Chapter 5
By Charles Dickens Context
The fine flower of their intimacy was to her rather like an orchid, a bulb stuck parasitic on her tree of life, and producing, to her eyes, a rather shabby flower.
Lady Chatterley's Lover - Chapter 7
By D H Lawrence Context
sheathespeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. enclose with protective covering; encase; cover up or hide
shedspeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. get rid of ; cast off; cause to pour forth
Bounderby extended his right hand to the weeping lady, and escorted her to the conveyance in question, shedding many plaintive sneezes by the way.
Hard Times - Chapter 23
By Charles Dickens Context
The occupants had evidently retired to rest, for all was dark save for a fanlight over the hall door, which shed a single blurred circle on to the garden path.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 8
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
I sat looking at Peggotty for some time, in a reverie on this supposititious case: whether, if she were employed to lose me like the boy in the fairy tale, I should be able to track my way home again by the buttons she would shed.
David Copperfield - Chapter 2
By Charles Dickens Context
shredspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. a small amount; a long, narrow piece cut or torn off; long irregular strip that is cut or torn off
The work being now finished, the two girls, whose names I had not heard, brushed the shreds and threads from their dresses, and went into the shop to put that to rights, and wait for customers.
David Copperfield - Chapter 9
By Charles Dickens Context
shrewdspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. clever; characterized by keen awareness, sharp intelligence
Frederick, a tough, shrewd man, perpetually involved in lawsuits and with a name for driving hard bargains.
Animal Farm - Chapter 4
By George Orwell Context
Sobs, snuffles, a fist taken from a blubbered face, and a black shrewd eye cast for a second on the sixpence.
Lady Chatterley's Lover - Chapter 6
By D H Lawrence Context
Abel was a shrewd, grave giant, illiterate, kind of heart, older than the other boys and with as good or better manners in the presence of ladies.
Gone With The Wind - Chapter 1
By Margaret Mitche Context
shrivelspeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. wither; decrease in size; become or make shrunken and wrinkled, often by drying
Pretty soon a spider went crawling up my shoulder, and I flipped it off and it lit in the candle; and before I could budge it was all shriveled up.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter 1
By Mark Twain Context
The flame threw a ghastly light on their shrivelled faces, and made their ugliness appear terrible, as, in this position, they began to converse in a low voice.
Oliver Twist - Chapter 24
By Charles Dickens Context
His gaunt face, however, and his clothes, which hung so baggily over his shrivelled limbs, proclaimed what it was that gave him that senile and decrepit appearance.
A Study In Scarlet - Chapter 8
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
shroudspeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. hide from view; wrap for burial; shut off from sight; shelter
It would be an enormous night reception with palms and an orchestra and all the porches shrouded in canvas, and a collation that made her mouth water in anticipation.
Gone With The Wind - Chapter 49
By Margaret Mitche Context
The central part was evidently of a great age and shrouded in ivy, but the large windows showed that modern changes had been carried out, and one wing of the house appeared to be entirely new.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 12
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
siftspeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. separate with a sieve, as the fine part of a substance from the course; examine critically or minutely; scrutinize
There was freckled places on the ground where the light sifted down through the leaves, and the freckled places swapped about a little, showing there was a little breeze up there.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter 8
By Mark Twain Context
sincerespeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. open and genuine; not deceitful; pure; unmixed
Therefore, sir, I accept your offer gratefully, and with many sincere acknowledgments for past favours.
Hard Times - Chapter 14
By Charles Dickens Context
I rather wished, than believed him to be sincere; but, at any rate, was perfectly ready to accede to his proposal.
Pride and Prejudice - Chapter 35
By Jane Austen Context
She had been used before to feel that he could not be always quite sincere, but now she saw insincerity in everything.
Persuasion - Chapter 22
By Jane Austen Context
sinisterspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. suggesting or threatening evil; accompanied by or leading to disaster
She peeped through the window, and saw the dark little room, with its almost sinister privacy, not wanting to be invaded.
Lady Chatterley's Lover - Chapter 6
By D H Lawrence Context
I could not restrain my eye from resting for an instant on a red spot upon it; but it was not so red as I turned, when I met that sinister expression in his face.
David Copperfield - Chapter 8
By Charles Dickens Context
I had little doubt that I had come to the end of my career when I perceived the somewhat sinister figure of the late Professor Moriarty standing upon the narrow pathway which led to safety.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 1
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
skepticspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. doubter; person who suspends judgment until evidence has been examined
slackenspeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. become slower; loosen; become less vigorous, intense, or severe
Melanie hung onto it as though it were a life line, straining, pulling it taut, slackening it, tearing it.
Gone With The Wind - Chapter 22
By Margaret Mitche Context
As this consideration forced itself upon him, he slackened his pace a little, and meditated upon his means of getting there.
Oliver Twist - Chapter 8
By Charles Dickens Context
It was already beginning to slacken, with a slack sort of thinness, almost withered, going old before it had ever really lived.
Lady Chatterley's Lover - Chapter 7
By D H Lawrence Context
slightspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. almost no; very little; deliberate discourtesy
I had looked into my affairs so often, that I had thoroughly destroyed any slight notion I might ever have had of their bearings.
Great Expectations - Chapter 36
By Charles Dickens Context
I knew from the first, that, if I could not do my work as well as any of the rest, I could not hold myself above slight and contempt.
David Copperfield - Chapter 11
By Charles Dickens Context
There was a slight noise behind her and she turned just in time to seize a small boy by the slack of his roundabout and arrest his flight.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Chapter 1
By Mark Twain Context
smolderspeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. burn without flame; be liable to break out at any moment
Immediately the fires which smoldered beneath tight basques flamed wildly and the two organizations split up and glared hostilely.
Gone With The Wind - Chapter 41
By Margaret Mitche Context
solitaryspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. isolated; existing, living, or going without others; alone; unaccompanied
After another and a final squeeze with both arms, she got down from the cart and ran away; and, my belief is, and has always been, without a solitary button on her gown.
David Copperfield - Chapter 5
By Charles Dickens Context
The solitary window was so dirty that the light was hazy and uncertain, giving a dull grey tinge to everything, which was intensified by the thick layer of dust which coated the whole apartment.
A Study In Scarlet - Chapter 3
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
For this reason I will now lay before the reader the facts connected with Miss Violet Smith, the solitary cyclist of Charlington, and the curious sequel of our investigation, which culminated in unexpected tragedy.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 4
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
soothespeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. cause to feel better; give moral or emotional strength to
Elinor perceived with alarm that she was not quite herself, and, while attempting to soothe her, eagerly felt her pulse.
Sense and Sensibility - Chapter 43
By Jane Austen Context
The drowsing murmur of the five and twenty studying scholars soothed the soul like the spell that is in the murmur of bees.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Chapter 7
By Mark Twain Context
From the old wood came an ancient melancholy, somehow soothing to her, better than the harsh insentience of the outer world.
Lady Chatterley's Lover - Chapter 6
By D H Lawrence Context