Thesaurus / proffer
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB
Amanda blushed, for the proffer of a buggy ride was not without definite significance in that region.
SCATTERGOOD BAINESCLARENCE BUDINGTON KELLAND
Therefore he had sent a pompous embassy of fifteen deputies to proffer the Crusaders honorable peace or deadly war.
GOD WILLS IT!WILLIAM STEARNS DAVIS
They boast of their privileges and civilization, and yet proffer no milder conditions than servitude or death.
THE LOYALISTS OF AMERICA AND THEIR TIMES, VOL. 1 OF 2EGERTON RYERSON
She had paused on the way to her room before dinner to proffer assistance to Mrs. Bassett.
A HOOSIER CHRONICLEMEREDITH NICHOLSON
I have not generosity enough to refuse your noble proffer,—you must go alone, and without communication with Derby.
PEVERIL OF THE PEAKSIR WALTER SCOTT
Mr. Grile hastened to proffer a paper of tobacco, which disappeared like a wisp of oats drawn into a threshing machine.
THE FIEND'S DELIGHTDOD GRILE
Freckles shook his head at the proffer of a seat, and folding his arms, stood straight as the trees around him.
On the proffer of a halfpenny she gave him a tallow candle, lighted it at her own and fitted it into the neck of a beer bottle.
GREYFRIARS BOBBYELEANOR ATKINSON
"I'm ready to do it now, uncle," responded Mary, evading a reply to his question by the prompt proffer of her services.
To stand here in this mean chamber and proffer my favour, only to find it repulsed, disdained.
THE TINTED VENUSF. ANSTEY
WORDS RELATED TO PROFFER
- bring forward
- chip in
- come forward
- do on one's own volition
- go in
- let oneself in for
- offer services
- put at one's disposal
- put forward
- sign up
- speak up
- stand up
- step forward
- submit oneself
- take bull by the horns
- take initiative
- take the plunge
- take upon oneself
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