Phrases with "employer"

Wilkie Collins My employer drove home through it in his gig, and reached the house wetted to the skin. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Arthur Conan Doyle Again I changed my dress, again I sat in the window, and again I laughed very heartily at the funny stories of which my employer had an immense repertoire, and which he told inimitably. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Wilkie Collins If the steward could state whether his employer had arrived on the fourteenth or on the fifteenth of August, that was all that would be wanted to decide the question in dispute. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

This last-named sleuth seemed in no hurry to go, and his employer was in no hurry to get rid of him, either. Marauders by Night by Arthur Gask [1951]

Thomas Hardy His employer made the man understand that the business in which his assistance was demanded was to be considered private, and money insured the observance of this request. A Group of Noble Dames by Thomas Hardy [1891]

And your present employer and I between us can make it precious difficult for you to get another job. War in Heaven by Charles Williams [1930]

I have been commanded to avoid me faire voir, you know, and I must obey my employer — voilà tout!” “And for how long have you been residing here?” I persisted, in the same resentful vein. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

He had informed him with sharp decision that his weekly audiences with his employer must cease: pointing out that almost everything that must be referred to her could be so done through him. Barbara Rebell by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1905]

H. G. Wells First she showed the new sort of employer her movement would evoke, an employer paternal, philanthropic, vaguely responsible for the social order of all his dependants. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

Arthur Conan Doyle He showed us with a sinister relish the formidable array of firearms of various shapes and sizes which his employer had accumulated in the course of an adventurous life. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

Jules Verne Il était important que ces bois fussent promptement coupés et débités, car on ne pouvait les employer verts encore, et il fallait laisser au temps le soin de les durcir. L’Ile Mystérieuse by Jules Verne [1874]

Arthur Conan Doyle A single incident changed all my sympathy to loathing, and made me realize that my employer still remained all that he had ever been, with the additional vice of hypocrisy. Tales of Terror and Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle [1923]

H. G. Wells The world had ceased to be chaotic in my mind; it had become a vast if as yet a quite inconclusive drama between employer and employed. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

George Gissing The project seemed laudable, and his employer made no difficulties. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

No information, whatsoever, as to the real purpose of the advertisement was divulged by the agent, nor yet any hint as to who his employer might be. The Familiar by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Frances Hodgson Burnett She had told the Duchess all she could tell her of her visit to old Mrs. Bennett. “We both cried a good deal,” she explained when she saw her employer look at her stained eyes. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Jules Verne Le commandant Farragut se décida alors à employer des moyens plus directs. Vingt Mille Lieues sous les Mers by Jules Verne [1869-70]

Arthur Conan Doyle Mrs. Woods had observed it there when she waited upon her employer that evening, and now it was gone. Tales of Terror and Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle [1923]

Jules Verne Mais vous pourrez employer votre temps d’une façon utile. Les Enfants du Capitaine Grant by Jules Verne [1867-68]

Thomas Hardy Edward Springrove the elder, the landlord, now more particularly a farmer, and for two months in the year a cider-maker, was an employer of labour of the old school, who worked himself among his men. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

Jules Verne Mais, prévoyant qu’ils amèneraient des désordres graves, le docteur ne voulut les employer qu’à la dernière extrémité. Les Aventures du Capitaine Hatteras by Jules Verne [1864]

The captain took it, and, when he had shaken it as if he would dislocate it at the shoulder, bade his employer good-bye and left the room. The Red Rat’s Daughter by Guy Boothby [1899]

He always said as little as he could to his master, for that gentleman was the type of employer of whom his servants are at once afraid and contemptuous. What Really Happened by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1926]

When Ludding saw his employer he came to the road with a final effort and paused rather ridiculously. War in Heaven by Charles Williams [1930]

H. G. Wells Presently he learnt from a Silvertown employer what that concealed aspect was. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

The young woman on her side, promised to bring her employer Madame Fauconnier and the Boches, some very agreeable people. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

His former position as an employer continued to affect his entire personality, like a title of nobility that he could not abandon. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Wilkie Collins The shopman can answer none of the other questions I put to him; but the next day I am asked to dinner by my employer (who, for his brother’s sake, shows me the utmost civility). After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

He might have been anything from a picture-frame maker to a lock-smith; an employer of labour in a small way. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

Elizabeth Gaskell A working man can hardly be made to feel and know how much his employer may have laboured in his study at plans for the benefit of his workpeople. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

Larose thought it strange at the time that he should have been detailed as a messenger, and he regarded as peculiar also the manner in which his employer bustled him so quickly off. The Dark Highway by Arthur Gask [1928]

Charles Dickens His employer would not allow him to be drunk. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

G. K. Chesterton No more, and in no other vehicle, will the employer desperately lift a little door in the roof, as if he were imprisoned in a cell, and talk to the invisible proletarian as to an unknown god. The Return of Don Quixote by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

The plunge of a famous poet and artist into agitation, of a capitalist and employer into Socialism, provoked much wonder and many indignant protests. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

H. G. Wells To which of these immiscibles does he belong, employer or employed? The stuff is sheer nonsense. Russia in the Shadows by H. G. Wells

Always the dark clouds roll away, the kind employer raises Alfred’s wages, and there are jobs for everybody except the drunks. Collected Essays by George Orwell

Walter Scott Much better attired, the architect presents his splendid vision of front and wings, and designs a palace, the expense of which may transfer his employer to a jail. Peveril of the Peak by Walter Scott [1822]

E. Phillips Oppenheim When he returned his employer was smoking a cigarette and reading one of the trade papers. Harvey Garrard's Crime by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1926]

James Joyce The affair would be sure to be talked of and his employer would be certain to hear of it. Dubliners by James Joyce

Arthur Conan Doyle I knew then that I could do my employer no good, but would only throw my own life away if I meddled in the matter. The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Thomas Hardy In the pair Marty South recognized her employer Melbury and his wife. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

Arnold Bennett His attitude was very familiar, recalling their former relation of employer and employed. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

His one-time employer was quite happy about it. The Vaults of Blackarden Castle by Arthur Gask [1950]

Arthur Conan Doyle I said nothing to anyone, but I felt that the secret of my employer lay within my power. Tales of Terror and Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle [1923]

H. G. Wells The State will stand at the back of the economic struggle as the reserve employer of labour. A Modern Utopia by H. G. Wells [1905]

Jules Verne Jos Meritt ne sait plus quel moyen employer pour faire avancer sa monture. Mistress Branican by Jules Verne [1891]

Within these walls, the future employer and the future artisan may sojourn together for a while, and carry, through all their lives, the stamp of the influences then brought to bear upon them. Science and Education by Thomas Henry Huxley

H. G. Wells You’re a Christian?” “Church of England,” said Mr. Polly. “H’m,” said the employer a little checked. The History of Mr. Polly by H. G. Wells [1910]

Wilkie Collins Go! resume possession of your house, and leave me here to transact the business which my employer has intrusted to me, and to see how matters end with Danville and his mother. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

I got a real education there, as good as any money could buy, for my employer was interested in me, and I sort of studied under him. The Master Spy by Arthur Gask [1936]

As you are my employer I ought, of course, to have minded my own business. The Master Spy by Arthur Gask [1936]

Virginia Woolf We have never known a woman who did not regard the change from economic independence on an employer to economic dependence on a man, as an honourable promotion. Three Guineas by Virginia Woolf [1938]

H. G. Wells My first substantial employer was my old fellow-student Jennings. Jennings was trying to build up a position as a biological coach. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Ann Radcliffe Entreaties and bribes were vainly offered them to discover their employer and abandon their design: they would not reveal even the least circumstance of their intentions. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

Charles Dickens His employer would see to that, sir. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

Elizabeth Von Arnim Her employer seemed now to be always walking in. Mr Skeffington by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1940]

It was not that my employer and two fellow-servants from the very first did not do their best to make me comfortable, as it was obvious they were intending to be most kind to me. The Silent Dead by Arthur Gask [1950]

Jules Verne On se rappelle que, dans sa troisième séance, le Comité se décida employer la fonte de fer pour la Columbiad, et spécialement la fonte grise. De La Terre a La Lune by Jules Verne [1865]

Anthony Trollope If he wants a pair of boots or a new shirt, they send it out to him from the store, and his employer charges him with the price. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

Edward Bellamy The means of subsistence no longer doled out by men to women, by employer to employed, by rich to poor, was distributed from a common stock as among children at the father’s table. Looking Backward From 2000 to 1887 by Edward Bellamy

In my statement to him I declared that the face of the man whom I saw lift his hand against my employer was that of Mr. Clavering. I lied when I said this. The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green

Edith Wharton A change of employer was not likely to make any change in their lot: their welfare would probably continue to depend on Truscomb’s favour. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

E. F. Benson My employer is a retired County Magistrate, a large landowner, and of a right hearty and generous disposition. Charlotte Bronte by E. F. Benson [1932]

Arthur Morrison On this occasion Josh had earned his wages with hard knocks given and taken, and his employer had conceived a high and thankful opinion of his capacity. A Child of the Jago by Arthur Morrison

Jules Verne Cependant, à employer des moyens de transport rapides, tels que les offrent divers tronçons de railways, il eût été facile de gagner du temps et d’abréger la longueur de ce voyage. Kéreban le Tétu by Jules Verne [1883]

Tobias Smolle Her employer was equally astonished and incensed at this information. The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom by Tobias Smolle

Arthur Conan Doyle Copperthorne, by humouring his employer upon this one point until he had made himself indispensable to him, had succeeded in gaining complete power over him in everything else. Uncle Jeremy’s Household by Arthur Conan Doyle

G. K. Chesterton But Tallboys is a remarkable case; he is my employer and I know him pretty well. Four Faultless Felons by G. K. Chesterton [1930]

Fräulein Meyerstein rewarded her employer by a most thorough fidelity, and adored Hilda and the twin daughters. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

Arthur Machen Writing to Noel, he had remarked that he feared his employer was a bit of an old rascal in some respects, but all right so far as he was concerned; and there it was. Holy Terrors by Arthur Machen

Frances Hodgson Burnett She would do for her employer the things a young relative might do. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Henry James She was the most beautiful child I had ever seen, and I afterward wondered that my employer had not told me more of her. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James [1898]

Jules Verne Or, ces quelques jours, il fallait les employer à border le navire et à le calfater avec soin. L’Ile Mystérieuse by Jules Verne [1874]

Now I suppose I had better see about getting back to Southampton.” Having consulted his watch, he rose from his chair, and was about to bid his employer good-bye, when Brown stopped him. The Red Rat’s Daughter by Guy Boothby [1899]

Elizabeth Von Arnim The comfort of it! And so like Manby’s description of Mr. Skeffington — “Yes, Lady Frances? Is there anything I—?” She jumped violently, for her employer had just walked in. Mr Skeffington by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1940]

Jules Verne Il fallait donc employer de puissants engins pour arracher les ancres pesantes de leur fond de vase. Une Ville Flottante by Jules Verne [1871]

My position in Mr. Parrish’s establishment seemed fairly settled and I had the feeling that my employer set some value on me as a workman. Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

H. G. Wells My employer is a spiritualist, and my stepfather is a professional Medium, and my mother is a spiritualist. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

Wilkie Collins My employer said, “Mr. Jennings, I have no complaint to make against you; but you must set yourself right, or leave me. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

The kind of reference you tell me your present employer is willing to give you would be of little if, indeed, of any use. What Really Happened by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1926]

H. G. Wells Any self-respecting employer would do the same. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Consequently, she sat upon the hearthrug and addressed her employer by his Christian name. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

Jules Verne Pour employer une formule connue, «la mort seule aurait pu les séparer!» Frascolin envisage la situation avec sang-froid et n’a point perdu tout espoir. L’île à hélice by Jules Verne [1895]

But he refused to say why, and he refused even to the extent of making his employer angry. The House on the Island by Arthur Gask [1931]

Arnold Bennett Hilda was aware that in Edwin she had a severe, though a taciturn, critic of her activities as employer of servants. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

He had risen to be an employer of labour and was bound to give a good example. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

George Gissing The employer of labour is not as a rule troubled with a lively imagination; a pity, for it would surely gratify him to feel in its fulness at times his power of life and death. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

Arthur Conan Doyle In the morning it will be discovered that our poor employer has passed away in his sleep. Uncle Jeremy’s Household by Arthur Conan Doyle

My employer became particular, too, about my hands and, telling me they were pretty ones and might easily belong to an artist, made me take care of them and see they never became rough and red. The Silent Dead by Arthur Gask [1950]

Your friends will drop you, your reputation will be gone, and if you are working for any firm or employer you will certainly be sent away. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

The next morning he gave his employer a week’s notice, giving as his reason that there was a death vacancy not far from where his parents lived, and that he was going to buy the practice. The Tragedy of the Silver Moon by Arthur Gask [1940]

Arthur Morrison The vicar might try to get regular work for Dicky, but it would be a vain toil, for he must tell an employer what he knew of Dicky’s past and of that other situation. A Child of the Jago by Arthur Morrison

E. Phillips Oppenheim She so obviously insists upon our relations remaining exactly those of employer and employed. To Win the Love He Sought by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1895]

He made some little discoveries that guided him in his own conduct; he felt more and more sure his employer would outwit him if he could, and resolved it should be diamond cut diamond. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Radclyffe Hall Then Pierre thanked his employer for all she had done in giving his daughter so splendid a wedding. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

Radclyffe Hall But when that employer was no longer present, when Mary had followed her into the study, the baker’s wife lifted quizzical eyebrows. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

Penn declined to say if his late employer had been done to death by the fraternity, but the perfume on the dead man’s clothes answered this question very positively. The Mystery Queen by Fergus Hume

Edward Bellamy The employer paid as little as he could, and the worker got as much. Looking Backward From 2000 to 1887 by Edward Bellamy

G.S.” I obeyed my employer to the letter; hired my landlord’s dog-cart for another day’s exploration; and went further afield in search of Miss Charlotte’s marriage-lines. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

The police, keeping their eye on him, would hasten to warn every employer inclined to give him a chance. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

Arthur Morrison Servants left faster than new ones could be found, and gave their late employer the character of a raving maniac. The Chronicles of Martin Hewitt by Arthur Morrison

George Gissing Tasker regarded his employer as his earthly Providence, was devoted to him, served him admirably. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

H. G. Wells Setting the worker against the employer has been barking up the wrong tree. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

James Payn In a week’s time, you may tell your employer what you please. Mirk Abbey by James Payn [1866]

As in all right conditions, it is here the employer who asks for work, not the employee; and the work must be respectfully asked for. Literature and Life by William Dean Howells

He had been his own employer too long. End of the Tether by Joseph Conrad [1902]

No-one saw the young bookseller’s assistant again; no-one thought of him, except his employer and his landlady, and each of them, grumbling first, afterwards filled his place and forgot him. The Place of the Lion by Charles Williams [1931]

Thomas Hardy Donald had wished to get to his lodgings; but he already saw that his friend and employer was a man who knew no moderation in his requests and impulses, and he yielded gracefully. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

Jules Verne Quatre heures nous restaient à employer jusqu’au moment où le soleil pourrait être utilement observé. Vingt Mille Lieues sous les Mers by Jules Verne [1869-70]

It was, perhaps, because of the invaluable nature of Miss Tonks’ services that she had received no remuneration whatever from her employer for the last three or four years. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

They would find an employer — and there must be many such — who really cares for the misery of his employees. Garden Cities of To-morrow by Ebenezer Howard

My employer in the race might have been a vulgar little chap, but he was undoubtedly a good sport. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

Arnold Bennett And Edwin was distressed that in his own house a sixteen-hour day for labour was in vogue and that the employer perceived no shame in it. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

Jules Verne Il résolut donc d’utiliser cette propriété, quitte à employer un autre moyen, si celui-là ne réussissait pas. L’Ile Mystérieuse by Jules Verne [1874]

Jules Verne Mais, en fin de compte, à quoi allait-il employer cet acide azotique? C’est ce que ses compagnons ignoraient encore, car il n’avait pas dit le dernier mot de son travail. L’Ile Mystérieuse by Jules Verne [1874]

I’ve been clerk in more offices than you can count on your ten fingers; but there was always something — my employer levanted, or was bankrupt, or died, or dismissed me. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Wilkie Collins These instructions were followed by the name and address of Pesca’s employer in Portland Place — and there the note, or memorandum, ended. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

George Gissing I thought with horror of lives spent in an office, with an employer to obey. The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft by George Gissing [1902]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle This one acted as your engager, and then found that he could not find you an employer without admitting a third person into his plot. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

Arthur Conan Doyle Their employer lost no time in talk. Jelland’s Voyage by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

As she followed her new employer through the little office and out to the big front living kitchen, the hands of the grandfather’s clock pointed to a quarter to four. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Henry Handel Richardson Since his accident, too, the fellow had suffered from frequent fits of colic or cramp, and was for ever slipping off to the township to find the spirits in which his employer refused to deal. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

Arthur Morrison He felt interested to see how his late employer was getting along without him, and who was minding the goods outside the shop. A Child of the Jago by Arthur Morrison

Jeeves and his employer are one and yet diverse. War in Heaven by Charles Williams [1930]

When I entered the house I found my employer awaiting my coming in the room where I had been hoaxed that evening. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

John Galsworthy Having received his instruction on the day Clare returned to London, he had already been five days ‘on the job,’ and no one knew it except his employer and himself. Over the River by John Galsworthy

H. G. Wells Our employer is a quiet blue-eyed man with a humorous smile. A Modern Utopia by H. G. Wells [1905]

One evening Signor Bonvicino told me that his employer had a very large connection in England, and that though he had never been in London, he knew all about it almost as well as if he had. Alps and Sanctuaries of Piedmont and the Canton Ticino by Samuel Butler [1881]

Arthur Morrison As for herself, as I had seen, Mrs. Grimes did not lack the cunning to carry away any fit of virtuous indignation that seemed like to push her employer out of his patience. The Hole in the Wall by Arthur Morrison

Craw might be a fool, but he belonged to his own totem, and this Barbon man (of his hostess’s world) was clearly unfit to deal with the web in which his employer had entangled himself. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

Jules Verne Bientôt le pic s’enfonça de deux pieds dans la muraille de granit; le travail durait depuis plus d’une heure; je me tordais d’impatience! Mon oncle voulait employer les grands moyens. Voyage au Centre de la Terre by Jules Verne [1864]

Thomas Wolfe He is the benevolent employer of thousands of working men who would be lost and on the dole without the organising genius of his great intelligence. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Jack London Matt regarded his employer with grieved disapproval. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

Strike while your employer has a big contract. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

H. G. Wells The Canterbury employer was an amiable, religious-spirited man and he would probably not have dismissed Mr. Polly if that unfortunate tendency to phrase things had not shocked him. The History of Mr. Polly by H. G. Wells [1910]

Arthur Conan Doyle And now the silent and majestic figure of my employer became an object of greater interest to me. Tales of Terror and Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle [1923]

Here is an employer of labour who adopts crooked measures to avoid paying the regulation wage, and, in the hope of making larger profits, reduces the wages of his workpeople. As a Man Thinketh by James Allen [1903]

Arthur Conan Doyle Since I have promised to be frank, I may say that no one, save Barney Stockdale and Susan, his wife, have the least idea who their employer is. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

Virginia Woolf The poor fight the rich and the employer fights the employed. The Death of the Moth and other essays by Virginia Woolf [1942]

F. Scott Fitzgerald As his fourth month in the store ended he found himself regarding his employer in a manner that was almost fraternal. Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald