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In great families, when an advantageous place cannot be obtained, either in possession, reversion, remainder, or expectancy, for the young man who is growing up, it is a very general custom to send him to sea.
Charles Dickens
Oliver Twist, CHAPTER IV   Context
In the short time he had had to collect his senses, the boy had firmly resolved that, whether he died in the attempt or not, he would make one effort to dart upstairs from the hall, and alarm the family.
Charles Dickens
Oliver Twist, CHAPTER XXII   Context
She had left her room: was able to go out; and mixing once more with the family, carried joy into the hearts of all.
Charles Dickens
Oliver Twist, CHAPTER XXXV   Context
I know that of the wretched marriage, into which family pride, and the most sordid and narrowest of all ambition, forced your unhappy father when a mere boy, you were the sole and most unnatural issue.
Charles Dickens
Oliver Twist, CHAPTER XLIX   Context
The family had left that part a week before; they had called in such trifling debts as were outstanding, discharged them, and left the place by night.
Charles Dickens
Oliver Twist, CHAPTER XLIX   Context
Micawber and their family were going away from London, and that a parting between us was near at hand.
Charles Dickens
David Copperfield, CHAPTER 12. LIKING LIFE ON MY OWN ACCOUNT NO BETTER, I FO   Context
Next morning I met the whole family at the coach office, and saw them, with a desolate heart, take their places outside, at the back.
Charles Dickens
David Copperfield, CHAPTER 12. LIKING LIFE ON MY OWN ACCOUNT NO BETTER, I FO   Context
I had barely time to get down again before the coach started, and I could hardly see the family for the handkerchiefs they waved.
Charles Dickens
David Copperfield, CHAPTER 12. LIKING LIFE ON MY OWN ACCOUNT NO BETTER, I FO   Context
I complain that you really are a little unnatural towards your own family; and, as it is of no use complaining to you.
Charles Dickens
David Copperfield, CHAPTER 16. I AM A NEW BOY IN MORE SENSES THAN ONE   Context
To borrow, of that branch of my family, the money to return to London, and to return at any sacrifice.
Charles Dickens
David Copperfield, CHAPTER 17. SOMEBODY TURNS UP   Context
After which she gently chid her daughter Annie, for not being more demonstrative when such kindnesses were showered, for her sake, on her old playfellow; and entertained us with some particulars concerning other deserving members of her family, whom it was desirable to set on their deserving legs.
Charles Dickens
David Copperfield, CHAPTER 19. I LOOK ABOUT ME, AND MAKE A DISCOVERY   Context
I belong to a family remarkable, I believe, for some firmness; and I am not the creature of circumstance or change.
Charles Dickens
David Copperfield, CHAPTER 26. I FALL INTO CAPTIVITY   Context
Family circumstances are a sufficient reason for our only meeting on that footing, and it is quite unnecessary that either of us should make the other the subject of remark.
Charles Dickens
David Copperfield, CHAPTER 26. I FALL INTO CAPTIVITY   Context
No company, a walk, a family dinner of four, and an evening of looking over books and pictures; Miss Murdstone with a homily before her, and her eye upon us, keeping guard vigilantly.
Charles Dickens
David Copperfield, CHAPTER 26. I FALL INTO CAPTIVITY   Context
It was wonderful to see his face shining at us out of a thin cloud of these delicate fumes, as he stirred, and mixed, and tasted, and looked as if he were making, instead of punch, a fortune for his family down to the latest posterity.
Charles Dickens
David Copperfield, CHAPTER 28. Mr. MICAWBER'S GAUNTLET   Context
We have turned our attention to that experiment, on the suggestion of my family, and we find it fallacious.
Charles Dickens
David Copperfield, CHAPTER 28. Mr. MICAWBER'S GAUNTLET   Context
Glancing round as I made a suitable reply, I observed that the family effects were already packed, and that the amount of luggage was by no means overwhelming.
Charles Dickens
David Copperfield, CHAPTER 36. ENTHUSIASM   Context
You are bound, in justice to your family, if not to yourself, to take in at a comprehensive glance the extremest point in the horizon to which your abilities may lead you.
Charles Dickens
David Copperfield, CHAPTER 36. ENTHUSIASM   Context
It was the first time it had ever occurred to me, that this detestable cant of false humility might have originated out of the Heep family.
Charles Dickens
David Copperfield, CHAPTER 39. WICKFIELD AND HEEP   Context
You see, Sophy being of so much use in the family, none of them could endure the thought of her ever being married.
Charles Dickens
David Copperfield, CHAPTER 41. DORA'S AUNTS   Context
It had set me thinking a good deal at the time, as I have mentioned in its place; but my absorption in my own affairs, my experience of the family, and my hearing nothing more, had gradually ended in my dismissing the subject.
Charles Dickens
David Copperfield, CHAPTER 49. I AM INVOLVED IN MYSTERY   Context
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