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Instead of laughing when she drew back from a proffered caress, he turned surly.

The Mahommedans among them eagerly accepted the proffered food.

"Cap'n Bob stopped it, sir," was sure to have been the proffered reply.

At the final parting, too, she proffered me only her cheek to touch with my lips.

She walked straight up to him and proffered him her flowers.

Lady Augusta came in and proffered the invitation to Constance to accompany them.

He refused her proffered cup, and almost immediately took his leave.

So overwrought was she that she even thought of seeking the aid old Joe had proffered.

Mr. Lumley thawed a bit at the sight of the proffered cigar.

She ushered her visitor into the adjoining room, and proffered her a chair.

WORD ORIGIN

"to offer," late 13c., from Anglo-French profrier (mid-13c.), Old French poroffrir (11c.), from por- "forth" (from Latin pro-; see pro-) + offrir "to offer," from Latin offerre (see offer (v.)). Related: Proffered; proffering. As a noun from late 14c.

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