Phrases with "christened"

Thomas Hardy Had she been a mother she would have christened her boys such names as Saul or Sisera in preference to Jacob or David, neither of whom she admired. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

She hadn’t a name, so Peter John christened her Morag, as a tribute to her Highland ancestry. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

George Gissing Owing to the latter circumstance, the villa had been christened “Holly Cottage,” which name was tastefully carved on the stone pillars at either side of the gate. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Charles Kingsley They were sure that she had been christened as soon as she was born. Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley

Virginia Woolf So she stood mournfully at the drawing-room window (Bartholomew had so christened the library) dragged down by the weight of the crinoline which she had submissively adopted. Orlando by Virginia Woolf [1928]

While standing upon the verge of the cliff, with his friends all about him, Lady Celia, as visitors had christened her, came swimming below him, and taking off her overcoat, laid it upon a rock. The Fiend’s Delight by Ambrose Bierce [1873]

Andrew Lang So Augustine christened him, and later, hearing of the trance, asked him about it, when he repeated the tale already familiar to his neighbours. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang

Thomas Hardy I christened her by the same name we had given to the first, and she filled up the ache I felt at the other’s loss. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

One stout gentleman whom she and Tildy had privately christened “The Hog” presented her with a turquoise ring. The Four Million by O. Henry [1906]

Nathaniel Hawthorne An imp of evil, emblem and product of sin, she had no right among christened infants. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1850]

D. H. Lawrence Yet when there came to the Marsh a flippetty-floppetty foxhound puppy, he was mischievously christened “Sinner”. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

She would not turn back, until she brought it to pass that Etzel’s child was christened after the Christian rite. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

Elizabeth Gaskell I’ve met wi’ many o’ your kidney; and if I’d ha’ known it, I’d ha’ christened poor Jack’s mermaid wi’ some grand gibberish of a name. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

Miles Franklin I asked was that why he was called Gaddy, and she laughed and said he had been christened Gad. Derek was a spoiled darling only son, and Gaddy . My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

Wilkie Collins Nugent —(my brother was christened Nugent after my father)— Nugent is a hero! Nugent is a genius. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

It was true that Allan made a phrase with a withered wisp of humanity like young Wilson. Not that he failed to see through him, for he christened him “a dried washing-clout. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

Elizabeth Gaskell But poor Nattee is not a christened woman. Lois the Witch by Elizabeth Gaskell [1859]

I asked the elder boy, whom I christened Tommy, if he would come along with me and the yarramans; of these they seemed very fond, as they began kissing while helping to water them. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

F. Scott Fitzgerald First, and partly by accident, they struck on certain books, a definite type of biographical novel that Amory christened “quest” books. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Wilkie Collins I engaged him on the spot, and jocosely christened him Polycarp the Second, in allusion to the character he was to represent on my canvas. A Passage in the Life of Perugino Potts by Wilkie Collins [1852]

I hope to take our dear little girl to be christened on that day, and I want you to be so kind as to be her godfather. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

D. H. Lawrence Lettie and Leslie’— they seemed christened for one another, didn’t they?” “What if you’d had her?” I asked. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

Anthony Trollope He christened them, confessed them, and absolved them from their sins,- -of course, after due penitence. The Golden Lion of Granpere by Anthony Trollope

Gertrude Stein It is so christened when it is there. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

He christened it the ‘conveyance,’ and we have mostly called it so since. Lady Jenkins by Ellen Wood [1879]

We should have had it christened before now, but for William’s death. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Andrew Lang When the time comes to have them christened you will invite me to be godmother to the princess, and this is how you must send the invitation. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Drysdale had evidently christened the boat after the horse whose winning of the National had provided the money for her purchase. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

Thomas Love Peacock From this cartel Mr. Crotchet christened his villa. Crotchet Castle by Thomas Love Peacock

Rudyard Kipling The Kotgarth Chaplain christened her Elizabeth, and “Lispeth” is the Hill or pahari pronunciation. Plain Tales from the Hills by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

The rafters here were heavy with their wealth of hams, brown-skinned flitches of bacon interspersed with the white tight-corded home-cured —“Barbie’s Best,” as Wilson christened it. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

As to the lake, for want of a native name, I christened it the Little Winderemere, because Grant thought it so like our own English lake of that name. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

Joseph Furphy Moreover, owing to inadvertence or ignorance on the part of people who should have known better, he had been christened in immediate succession to a girl. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

She had been christened Betty; it was a more common name in those days than it is in these. The Ebony Box by Ellen Wood [1883]

Louisa Mebbin’s pretty week-end cottage, christened by her “Les Fauves,” and gay in summertime with its garden borders of tiger-lilies, is the wonder and admiration of her friends. The Chronicles of Clovis by Saki

IN a cleft that’s christened Alt Under broken stone I halt At the bottom of a pit That broad noon has never lit, And shout a secret to the stone. Collected Poems by William Butler Yeats

On the following morning I christened the calf Youldeh, after her birthplace; she was not much bigger than a cat. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

Jules Verne Shall we keep the name of the Chimneys for our first encampment, captain?” “Yes, Pencroft, since you have so christened it. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Rudyard Kipling Owners we were, full owners, and the boat was christened for her, And she died out there in childbed. The Seven Seas by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

The clergyman from Bargo came one day and christened me and Jim — made one job of it. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

By the bye, Amy’s godson is christened today. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

Sinclair Lewis Gillian Brown, Mrs. St. George Brown, had been christened Mabel Chiddy, in White River Junction, Vermont, in 1898. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

Frances Hodgson Burnett We were every one of us christened and catechized and confirmed and all that. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

H. G. Wells They christened me too retrogressively, I think. The World Set Free by H. G. Wells [1914]

Louisa May Alcott Laurie and his grandfather came over to see her off, and Mr. Brooke looked so strong and sensible and kind that the girls christened him ‘Mr. Greatheart’ on the spot. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

Wilkie Collins Also christened “Cyril” (here the girls recovered the lead) by his mother’s request; “Sextus” being such a hideous name. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

If his father was not about he would hang round his mother till the last moment, rather than be off to old “Bleach-the-boys”— as the master had been christened by his scholars. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

Charles Dickens He has been christened in the chapel, and registered by some surname in the book. No Thoroughfare by Charles Dickens [1867]

Thomas Hardy We christened her Avice, to keep up the name, as you requested. The Well-Beloved by Thomas Hardy [1897]

Rudyard Kipling He was not christened “The Langur”— which means gray ape — for nothing. Plain Tales from the Hills by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

Rudyard Kipling The only drawback is that he has been christened “Mrs. Senior Subaltern;” and as there are now two Mrs. Senior Subalterns in the Station, this is sometimes confusing to strangers. Plain Tales from the Hills by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch His business of beating up recruits took him away from us for days together; and we missed him on Christmas Eve when we christened the apple-trees as usual. Margery of Lawhibbet by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

Wilkie Collins He was the sixth and last of the children, and he had been christened “Sextus” in consequence, which is Latin (here Freddy interposed) for sixth. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Jane Austen The name makes me think of poor Isabella; for she was very near being christened Catherine after her grandmama. Emma by Jane Austen [1816]

D. H. Lawrence They christened it Mary Henrietta. She called the little thing My Dollie. He called it always My Princess. It was useless to fly at him. The Princess by D. H. Lawrence [1925]

William Makepeace Thackeray When we left Castle Brady we came to occupy a house in Brady’s town, which mamma christened Barryville. I confess it was but a small place, but, indeed, we made the most of it. The Memoires of Barry Lyndon by William Makepeace Thackeray [1852]

Anthony Trollope The second child had been christened Madeline and had been a great beauty. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

This humble edifice, centrally situated in the heart of a solitude, and conveniently accessible to the supersylvan crow, had been christened Shiloh Chapel, whence the name of the battle. What I Saw of Shiloh by Ambrose Bierce [1881]

You were not christened ‘Afy’?” “Aphrodite Hallijohn. You all know my name as well as I do. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Andrew Lang They christened each other and then went onwards. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

The guides seemed to ignore its existence, so we christened it Mashghal Alá‘l-Gezáz. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

Henry Handel Richardson He christened her Bianca; and she came to the name as humbly as a dog to any that his master chooses to bestow on him. Succedaneum by Henry Handel Richardson

He was then christened Farham (Joy), and was enrolled in my service with the rest of my freed men. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

George Eliot He christened the little un; an’ he was at me to know what I did of a Sunday, as I didn’t come to church. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

Little art thou indeed, and small of bone and sinew, therefore shalt thou be christened Little John, and I will be thy godfather. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood. by Written and illustrated by Howard Pyle

Early in June Captain Duncombe left England on board a neat little craft, which he christened the “Young Wife,” in compliment to his daughter. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Wilkie Collins We christened the brew ‘Squaw’s Mixture,’ because it was such weak stuff that even a woman couldn’t have got drunk on it if she tried. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

Kitty’s voice was clear and sweet as a lark’s, and her execution something wonderful, so Mr Wopples christened her the Australian Nightingale, and caused her to be so advertised in the papers. Madame Midas by Fergus Hume

I wanted a quiet place to talk, for I had a good deal to say to Peter Pienaar. I christened that car the Lusitanian Terror, and it was a marvel that we did not smash ourselves up. Greenmantle by John Buchan

Willa Cather At the font he had been christened Napoleon Godfrey St. Peter. There had always been a Napoleon in the family, since a remote grandfather got his discharge from the Grande Armée. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather [1925]

Shandy Hall, as he christened his pretty parsonage at Coxwold, and as the house, still standing, is called to this day, soon became irksome to him. Sterne by H. D. Traill [1882]

The destroyer Shelby was by no means the last vessel to sight Red Dolphin, as the stranger had been christened pro tempore. Claimed! by Francis Stevens

It was fairly safe, at least, to suppose that the dead man and the man whom Grant had mentally christened the Levantine had known each other sufficiently well to knock sparks from each other. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch These two had christened Nat Ellery “Spuds.” He had no secret from them but one. Three Men of Badajos by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch