Accenting: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
Familiar Quotations AccentingBe kind to thy father, for when thou were young, who loved thee so fondly as he? He caught the first accents that fell from thy tongue, and joined in thy innocent glee.ndash;Margaret CourtneyNice accent you got there. New Jersey? No, Austria? Oh. Put another shrimp on the barbie!ndash;Dumb and DumberI was the kind nobody thought could make it. I had a funny Boston accent. I couldn't pronounce my R's. I wasn't a beauty.ndash;Barbara Walters Use in Literature AccentingThe accent, ever so slight, upon the 'you' aroused Rose's attention.ndash;G. Mercer Adam in An Algonquin Maiden.Perkins was recalled to a more serious view of the situation by the choking accents of that gentleman.ndash;Samuel Hopkins Adams in The Unspeakable Perk.Something in his accent made her scrutinize him.ndash;Samuel Hopkins Adams in The Unspeakable Perk.There was so much of weighty consideration in her accents that the other fear again beset him.ndash;Samuel Hopkins Adams in The Unspeakable Perk.The orator had set down his bright burden, wedging it in the iron guard railing of a tree, and was now apostrophizing it with extravagant bows and honeyed accents in which there was an undertone of hiss.ndash;Samuel Hopkins Adams in The Unspeakable Perk.His tuneful accents died away in dismay.ndash;Horatio Alger in Paul Prescott's Charge.Therefore, not singly, I erewhile rehears'd That blessedness we tell of in the day: But near me none beside his accent rais'd.ndash;Dante Alighieri in The Divine Comedy, entire (tr H.F. Cary).He had, besides larger whiskers, larger moustache, and larger imperial than Glover, a superb goatee, and a decided foreign accent.ndash;T.S. Arthur in Off-Hand Sketches.
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