Nosing: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
Familiar Quotations NosingMaybe there is no actual place called hell. Maybe hell is just having to listen to our grandparents breathe through their noses when they're eating sandwiches.ndash;Jim CarreyThe conquest of the earth, which mostly means the taking it away from those who have a different complexion or slightly flatter noses than ourselves, is not a pretty thing when you look into it.ndash;Joseph ConradHold their noses to the grindstone.ndash;John HeywoodWhy was I so blind that I couldn't see our love was changing underneath our very noses.ndash;Jessica SharpI'm disappointed in acting as a craft. I want everything to go back to Orson Welles and fake noses and changing your voice. It's become so much about personality.ndash;Skeet Ulrich Use in Literature NosingIf they smell a rat about the precincts of a cherished institution, they will always stop their noses to it if they can.ndash;Samuel Butler (1835-1902) in Erewhon (Revised Edition).My petition shall be that Canary be cheaper, Without either custom or cursed excise; That the wits may have freedom to drink deeper and deeper, And not be undone whilst our noses we baptize; But we'll liquor them and drench them.ndash;Charles Mackay (editor) in Cavalier Songs and Ballads of England from 1642 to 1684.I thought it a dreary place and strayed away by myself, but Phoebe and her friends enjoyed glueing their noses to the rails and watching the soldiers drill.ndash;Margot Asquith in An Autobiography, vols 1,2.My heart sank as I saw the company pass me gaily down the road, preceded by the hounds, trotting with a staccato step and their noses in the air.ndash;Margot Asquith in An Autobiography, vols 1,2.The Portsmouth girls turn up their noses at anybody who has not a commission.ndash;Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.The caste of feature was entirely different to that of the Latookas, and a striking peculiarity was displayed in the finely arched noses of many of the natives, which strongly reminded one of the Somauli tribes.ndash;Samuel White Baker in The Albert N'Yanza, Great Basin of the Nile.
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