Commandos: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
Use in Literature ComersNot an ounce of supplies, of course, has come in for two days, and most of the permanent stores are in the hands of the soldiers, who dole them out to all comers alike.ndash;Charles Morris (editor) in The San Francisco Calamity.One of the earlier comers had often spoken of a friend, who had remained behind, that those apparently worse wounded than himself might reach a shelter first.ndash;Louisa May Alcott in Hospital Sketches.That it is a shape with which one had better not thoughtlessly meddle is a conviction that my friend Buster stands ready to defend against all comers.ndash;Thomas Bailey Aldrich in The Queen of Sheba / My Cousin the Colonel.It is not therefore without cause, that these, O'erspeedy comers to immortal life, Are different in their shares of excellence.ndash;Dante Alighieri in The Divine Comedy, entire (tr H.F. Cary).The first act of nearly every one who came in was to call for a glass of liquor; and sometimes the same individual drank two or three times in the course of half an hour, on the invitation of new comers who were convivially inclined.ndash;T.S. Arthur in Ten Nights in a Bar Room.It is unknown how much was consumed in our kitchen by odd comers and goers.ndash;Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.For years the infernal traffic in slaves and its attendant horrors had existed like a pestilence in the negro countries, and had so exasperated the tribes, that people who in former times were friendly had become hostile to all comers.ndash;Samuel White Baker in The Albert N'Yanza, Great Basin of the Nile.Beside the seven inmates thus enumerated, taking one year with another, some eight law or medical students dined in the house, as well as two or three regular comers who lived in the neighborhood.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in Father Goriot (tr Ellen Marriage).Dress, as a rule, is careless, and regular comers in decent clothes are marked exceptions.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in A Distinguished Provincial at Paris (tr Ellen Marriage).Instead of elevating the crowd, it has condescended to the crowd; it has won its success only by accepting the suffrages of all comers, and appealing to the vulgar minds which constitute the majority.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in Gambara (tr Clara Bell and James Waring).
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