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Until a tragic accident at a party—mom is pushed off a cliff by a trio of aggressive dalmatians, hence the canine hostility—leaves her scraping by like an Artful Dodger in a 1970s-set Oliver Twist.Counterpoint: Disney’s Girlboss ‘Cruella’ Actually Rules|Kevin Fallon|May 28, 2021|The Daily Beast
They’re reminiscent of the comic weirdness of Charles Dickens’ “Oliver Twist” and Joseph Heller’s “Catch-22.”‘Bugsnax’ is charming and funny, but sapped by vexing gameplay|Harold Goldberg|November 9, 2020|Washington Post
These were conversations that took a fairly grim twist pretty quickly.I Tried to Warn You About Sleazy Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein in 2003|Vicky Ward|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But there is a big twist in this story that has left both Grace Castro and Lozoya frustrated and grasping for more answers.
He gets up and goes over to their table and introduces himself, and he says, ‘Hello, I’m Oliver Reed.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In a dramatic twist on mistletoe reproduction, their seeds explode, literally.
Torture, the UVa rape, police violence—we hunger for the facts, and then twist them.
Oliver coloured involuntarily to find that the old thief had been reading his thoughts; but boldly said, Yes, he did want to know.
Having wound these about the waist, they twist them so that they cover the privy parts.
For one brief moment Oliver cast a hurried glance along the empty street, and a cry for help hung upon his lips.
Struck by the energy of her manner, Oliver looked up in her face with great surprise.
Oliver turned for an instant when they reached the door, in the hope of meeting a look from the girl.
Cultural definitions for Oliver Twist
(1838) A novel by Charles Dickens; the title character is an orphan boy. In one famous scene, Oliver is severely punished for asking for more gruel, or porridge (“Please, sir, I want some more”). Oliver later becomes a pickpocket in a gang of young thieves led by Fagin. Violent in plot, the book exposes the inadequacies of British public institutions for dealing with the poverty of children like Oliver.