Grabbing: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
Use in Literature GossipingAll seemed wilful, blind, or governed by the fear of the gossiping world.ndash;Louisa May Alcott in Work: A Story of Experience.It was a happy time, sitting in the sunshine, with leaves pleasantly astir all about them, doves cooing overhead, and flowers sweetly gossiping together through the summer afternoon.ndash;Louisa May Alcott in A Modern Cinderella.There was no one at the desk where the floor clerk usually kept vigil, gossiping affably with such employees as passed.ndash;Marion Polk Angellotti in The Firefly Of France.Now and then one or another of the blind keepers of the camp will come across to where you sit gossiping, tapping her way among the kitchen middens, guided by your voice that carries far in the clearness and stillness of mesa afternoons.ndash;Mary Austin in The Land of Little Rain.Four lesser lions crouch and malign the cranes, Cursing and gossiping they shake their manes While from their long tongues leak Drops of thin venom as they speak.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in A Woman of Thirty.I would not, as the price of the story to which this strange scene no doubt was due, have asked a single question of any gossiping native.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in La Grande Breteche.One of our most gossiping chroniclers, Tallemant des Reaux, cites an instance of it.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in The Brotherhood of Consolation.They are all aware that the slightest fault, or a mere suspicion of gossiping, might lose them a capital place.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in Letters of Two Brides.The bureaus Rabourdin and Baudoyer, after idling and gossiping since the death of Monsieur de la Billardiere, were now recovering their usual official look and the dolce far niente habits of a government office.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in Bureaucracy.The First Earl Sandwich of Hinchinbrook was the 'my lord' of the gossiping Pepys.ndash;E.J. Banfield in The Confessions of a Beachcomber.
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