Nosing: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases

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Icon Group International, Incorporated, Dec 19, 2008 - 57 pages
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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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