Phrases with "talkers"

Anthony Hope He had strained his ears to listen till his head ached, but the talkers had been careful, and he had heard nothing that threw light on their deliberations. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

Grotesquely against it came the lean features, the sidelong shy movements of Edward Crampton, seated in a circle of talkers close at hand. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

Now she was a filled-out woman, her face round, her colour healthy, and one of the most self-possessed talkers I ever listened to. Lady Jenkins by Ellen Wood [1879]

George Eliot Most of the traders had turned their backs on their goods, and had joined the knots of talkers who were concentrating themselves at different points in the piazza. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

Edith Wharton I have been fortunate in knowing intimately some great talkers among men, but I have met only three women who had the real gift. A Backward Glance by Edith Wharton [1934]

Between the two talkers there was just enough room for a man to pass. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Arthur Machen He used to come here and talk to me for hours, and he was one of the best talkers I have met. The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen

Henry James There were scattered talkers and smokers and couples, unrecognisable, that moved quickly through the gloom. Pandora by Henry James [1884]

Arnold Bennett But in a few days the great talkers of the family, Auntie Hamps and Clara, had grown accustomed to Edwin’s state, and some new topic supervened. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

George Eliot The fact of the procession having terminated at the Duomo made it probable that there would be more than the usual concentration of loungers and talkers in the Piazza and round Nello’s shop. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

Edith Wharton Yet this man, so self-conscious and ill at ease with insignificant people, was the most stimulating of talkers in a congenial group. A Backward Glance by Edith Wharton [1934]

H. G. Wells And whatever question Benham chose to ask these talkers were prepared to answer. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

She had drawn him a little way apart from the rest of her visitors, out of earshot of the animated groups of talkers clustered here and there. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

George Eliot They’re cur’ous talkers i’ this country, sir; the gentry’s hard work to hunderstand ’em. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

Henry Adams The oldest son, John, was afterwards regarded as one of the best talkers in Boston society, and perhaps the most popular man in the State, though apt to be on the unpopular side. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

H. G. Wells At any time she might pounce and dismiss the talkers to their slumbers. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

Robert Louis Stevenson Both the last talkers deal much in points of conduct and religion studied in the “dry light” of prose. Memories and Portraits by Robert Louis Stevenson

G. K. Chesterton It is utterly astounding to note the way in which modern writers and talkers miss this plain, wide, and overwhelming fact: one would suppose woman a victim and nothing else. A Miscellany of Men by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

Theodore Dreiser These talkers seemed scared to him. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

H. G. Wells Like many fantastic and ample talkers he was at bottom secretive, and he gave me a series of little shocks of discovery throughout our intercourse. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

Robert Louis Stevenson The window embrasures became the roost of happy couples; at the great chimney the talkers mostly congregated, each full-charged with scandal; and down at the farther end the gamblers gambled. Prince Otto by Robert Louis Stevenson

Henry James Longueville went his way, glancing from one cluster of talkers to another; and at last he saw a face which brought him to a stop. Confidence by Henry James [1879]

Benjamin Disraeli What a Babel! there all are, at the same time, talkers and listeners. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

George Eliot Comprehensive talkers are apt to be tiresome when we are not athirst for information, but, to be quite fair, we must admit that superior reticence is a good deal due to the lack of matter. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

A pause to reconnoitre was absolutely necessary; but the knot of talkers might have heard my footsteps, and I must at all costs not suggest the groping of a stranger. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

Richard Burton They are great talkers as the following little trait shows. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton