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146 example sentences with « recreants »

146 example sentences with « recreants »

  • And here the sergeant comes in, and with watchful eye and tireless nerves, holds the recreants to their tasks.
  • Some like quaint pedants, Good wit's true recreants, Ye cannot beseech From pure Priscian speech.
  • undignified, indign^; unbecoming, unbeseeming^, unbefitting; derogatory, degrading; infra dignitatem [Lat.], beneath one's dignity; ungentlemanly, ungentlemanlike; unknightly^, unchivalric^, unmanly, unhandsome; recreant, inglorious.
  • traitor, betrayer, archtraitor^, conspirator, Judas, Catiline; reptile, serpent, snake in the grass, wolf in sheep's clothing, sneak, Jerry Sneak, squealer [Slang], tell-tale, mischief-maker; trimmer, fence-sitter, renegade &c (tergiversation) 607; truant, recreant; sycophant &c (servility) 886.
  • If these thoughts Are a gratuitous emblazonry That mocks the recreant age we live in, then Be Folly and False-seeming free to affect
  • In things of great import, in trifles, We our recreant souls must subdue
  • The recreant or the dreamer complains that he has no real chance.
  • Lebanon gaudentia culmina tollit; En! summo exultant nutantes vertice sylvae: Mittit aromaticas vallis Saronica nubes, Et juga Carmeli recreant fragrantia coelum.
  • If it seeks to advance its reputation at the expense of its fullest and best service to those who need its help, is it not recreant to its duty and opportunity?
  • Mile Douxmourie, once affianced to De L'Amye but jilted by him, accidentally discovers the pair and immediately communicates with the gallant's wife, who with the Valiers soon appears to reclaim the recreants.
  • " When she had first perceived the approach of Mr Croft, a fear had seized her that this might be the recreant husband, but the gentlemanly appearance of the stranger soon dispelled this idea from her prejudiced mind.
  • They sat down to a sumptuous feast prepared for the recreant bridegroom's family, nor did they separate till daybreak.
  • "Now does the southwest collect his routed forces, checked but not conquered; he again advances on his recreant foe and seizes the vacant throne without a struggle.
  • I should feel myself recreant to my duty were I not to express an opinion on this important subject.
  • When the dark hour comes that the gods have decreed And the Fury burns with wrathful fires, A demon unholy, with ire unabated, Lies like black night on the halls of the fated; And the recreant Son plunges guiltily on To perfect the guilt of his Sires.
  • He was reproached with his pusillanimous desertion; the commander of the caravel manned his boat and hastened to the relief of the admiral, followed by the recreant master, covered with shame and confusion.
  • Let recreant yield, who fears to die.
  • and I had met the girls on our return from sea; a favourite place of resort, and one that, I doubted not, had often been the witness of the early confidence between Grace and her recreant lover.
  • Can you for a moment believe I would prove so recreant to the feelings of a daughter and a sister, as to join a society which was seeking to overthrow slavery by falsehood, bloodshed, and murder?
  • Can you for a moment believe I would prove so recreant to the feelings of a daughter and a sister, as to join a society which seeking to overthrow slavery by falsehood, bloodshed and murder?
  • No American white lady could speak more disparagingly of the niggers, than did this recreant descendant of the negro race.
  • After such a cloud of witnesses against slavery, and whose testimony is so clear and explicit, as a citizen of Ohio, I should be recreant to every principle of honor and of justice, to be found the apologist or advocate of slavery in any State, or in any country whatever.
  • If Ohio contains such a recreant to her constitution and policy, I hope he may have the boldness to stand forth and avow it.
  • Is there an independent American to be found, who will become the recreant slave to such an unholy combination?
  • In the expressive and pertinent language of scripture, it was "a covenant with death, and an agreement with hell"null and void before God, from the first hour of its inceptionthe framers of which were recreant to duty, and the supporters of which are equally guilty.
  • In the expressive and pertinent language of scripture, it was "a covenant with death, and an agreement with hell"null and void before God, from the first hour of its inceptionthe framers of which were recreant to duty, and the supporters of which are equally guilty.
  • No American white lady could speak more disparagingly of the niggers, than did this recreant descendant of the negro race.
  • After such a cloud of witnesses against slavery, and whose testimony is so clear and explicit, as a citizen of Ohio, I should be recreant to every principle of honor and of justice, to be found the apologist or advocate of slavery in any State, or in any country whatever.
  • If Ohio contains such a recreant to her constitution and policy, I hope he may have the boldness to stand forth and avow it.
  • Is there an independent American to be found, who will become the recreant slave to such an unholy combination?
  • The leading administration paper in the city of New York regards the RULE with "utter abhorrence;" while the official paper of the opposition, edited by the state printer, trusts that the names of the recreant northerners who voted for it may be "handed down to eternal infamy and execration."
  • Says the archangel Michael to the Lord God: "Shake them up, the recreants, with an earthquake."
  • Not a knight of them all but plighted faith to follow where he led, and to hold himself recreant and shamed if he failed his oath.
  • Sir Ar´tegal (right or justice) rescues the "recreant knight" from the mob, but blames him for his unknightly folly in throwing away his shield (of faith).
  • doff it for shame, And hang a calf-skin on those recreant limbs.
  • When this man proved recreant and sold the group, now numbering seventeen souls, and the purchasers undertook possession, the case was litigated as a suit for freedom.
  • Chase not the recreant, milk the willing ewe: The world hath Galateas fairer yet.
  • In fine sunny weather the monkeys may be here seen disporting their recreant limbs to the delight of crowds of visiters.
  • The actors were professionals who had been well drilled in their parts and the plot developed quickly in the dialogue between Madeleine, the erring wife, and Aristide, the recreant husband, who had fled from fashionable Paris, met upon the road and joined this troupe of Caravaners that they might taste life together in rural simplicity and security.
  • " One blow to the left, one blow to the right, Two recreants fall;no more of flight.
  • Most recreant they who dare offend One who has lost her only friend!
  • But no such letter came, and at last, when she could bear the suspense no longer, Ethelyn wrote herself to her recreant lover, asking if it were really so that hereafter their lives lay apart from each other.
  • I am thine own for ever: here's my hand, when Roger proves a recreant, hang him i'th' Bel-ropes.
  • indeed, if you had been recreant to your mistress, or had forsworn your love, that sinner's face had been but decent; but, for the virtuous, the innocent, the constant Celadon!
  • Fair Soul, ye use These words to little end: for know, I may Better call back that time was Yesterday, Or stay the coming Night, than bring my Love Home to my self again, or recreant prove.
  • "Is me recreant child returned?
  • She was more lovely now than when the recreant Louis first succumbed to her charmswith a ripened witchery of black eyes, red lips, the flash of pearly teeth revealed by every dazzling smile, with glorious black hair, the grace of a fawn, and a "voluptuous fascination" which no man could resist.
  • "You'll understand, my recreant tool," Lilliburlero, etc., "You're to submit, and we are to rule," Lilliburlero, etc. "Lero, lore, aren't you a hero!
  • Do you think that the people of to-day are recreant in their respect for or adherence to law?
  • For years Miss Anna had sacrificially demeaned herself in the service of Harriet, who would now have felt herself a recreant friend unless she had promptly detailed every annoyance of her life.
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