Phrases with "usher"

Walter Scott Begone, sir!” The usher departed in dismay, not forgetting to register, amongst his other causes of dislike to Roland Graeme, that he had been the witness of this disgraceful chiding. The Abbot by Walter Scott [1820]

But my heart was too lofty to think of becoming an usher within so little way from mine own estate in other hands. Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins by Robert Paltock [1751]

H. G. Wells Until it had gone further we could do no more than speculate and sketch the developments of the political life of mankind and of education and religious teaching that would usher in the new phase. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

F. Scott Fitzgerald In the intermission after the second act an usher materialized beside him, demanded to know if he were Mr. Tarbox, and then handed him a note written in a round adolescent band. Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Jonathan Swif Afterwards Eckershall was gentleman usher to Queen Anne; he died at Drayton in 1753, aged seventy-four. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

F. Scott Fitzgerald Horace read it in some confusion, while the usher lingered with withering patience in the aisle. Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Karl Philipp Moritz The usher at Dr. G—‘s is a young clergyman, who, seated also in a chair or desk, instructs the boys in the Greek and Latin grammars. Travels in England in 1782 by Karl Philipp Moritz

When I reached the court the usher — or whoever it was — wanted me to sit on the bench, on a line with the judge and immediately facing the prisoner’s dock. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

Anthony Trollope When they parted after the interview in the study, the Doctor, no doubt, had so expressed himself as rather to dissuade his usher from telling his secret than to encourage him to do so. Dr. Wortle’s school by Anthony Trollope

H. G. Wells He had opened school for himself in 1849, having previously filled the post of usher at an old-established school that closed down in that year. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

George Meredith I talk in her presence like the usher of the Court to the judge. Celt and Saxon by George Meredith [1910]

She ruminated on these things for a minute or two, and then Margaret came to usher her into the wicked one’s presence. Lodore by Mary Shelley

He saw his boys marching in the procession of a school, with gowns on, an usher marshalling them and reading as he walked in a great book. The Ebb-Tide by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Willa Cather His only reason for allowing Paul to usher was that he thought a boy ought to be earning a little. Youth and the Bright Medusa by Willa Cather [1920]

Andrew Lang As soon as the king was seated, he called upon an usher to summon the first claimant. The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

When they had come near to the minstrels, Little John waved his staff like an usher clearing the way. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood. by Written and illustrated by Howard Pyle

The usher returned and made a sign to d’Artagnan to follow him. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Wilkie Collins After various employments — still, mind, the employments of a gentleman! — had first supported, then failed me, I became an usher at a school. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Florence Dixie At last she heard him open the door and usher some one in. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

Henry James He had had an unformulated conviction that there was to be a sequel to the apparition at Madame Grandoni’s; the Cavaliere had come to usher it in. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

He had been usher in a school, and was said now to be tutor in a private family. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

The usher struck his wand on the ground, and, in a shrill voice, proclaimed: “The great Confu is silent for an hour. The Room in the Dragon Volant by J. Sheridan LeFanu

Less than a half-hour passed, and the usher called for silence, the judge resumed his seat upon the bench and the jury filed back into court. The Storm Breaks by Arthur Gask [1949]

George Eliot I don’t know what I could do with them unless I went as usher in a school; and I don’t know them well enough for that! besides, I would as soon carry a pair of panniers. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

John Galsworthy An usher brought the Judge a written communication; he wrote upon it, and the usher took it back to the jury. Over the River by John Galsworthy

Willa Cather As it was now late in the afternoon and Paul was on duty that evening as usher at Carnegie Hall, he decided that he would not go home to supper. The Troll Garden by Willa Cather [1905]

Benjamin Disraeli It was only to usher in, almost immediately, a stately personage in an evening dress, and wearing a decoration of a high class, who saluted the monsignore with great cordiality. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

Wilkie Collins The usher of the court was thereupon sent to purchase the photograph. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Monsieur ran rather than walked, towards the ante-chamber, where, noticing an usher in attendance, he gave him some directions in a low tone of voice. Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Sinclair Lewis He even bowed to an almost painfully washed and brushed young usher with gold-rimmed eye-glasses. Our Mr. Wrenn by Sinclair Lewis

Thomas Hughes The two ushers at Tom’s first school were not gentleman, and very poorly educated, and were only driving their poor trade of usher to get such living as they could out of it. Tom Brown’s School Days by Thomas Hughes

D. H. Lawrence Max had hastened to usher Alvina out. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

George Eliot She did not know what she passed in the pillared court or up the wide stairs; she only knew that she asked an usher for the Gonfaloniere, giving her name, and begging to be shown into a private room. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

Edith Wharton But Moffatt was obviously elated: he stood aside with a flourish to usher her in, and as he followed he shot out a pink shirt-cuff with jewelled links, and gave his moustache a gallant twist. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

Guy de Maupassant The usher was the first to speak. The Question of Latin (La Question du latin) by Guy de Maupassant [1886]

Certain officials in civil dress stood at the door of the concert-room to usher the Queens in, and a bareheaded, bald-headed dignity of military figure backed up the stairs before them. Literature and Life by William Dean Howells

But, as they drew near the gate of Albion Villa, twilight began to usher in the dawn. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Geraldine Burke, usher at Keith’s, had been an amusement of several months. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

So when I entered the court this time I presented the usher with a sovereign for a seat on the bench. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

Nothing was talked of, in the village or out of it, but the grand doings that were to usher in the majority of Sir Geoffry. As to Lady Chavasse, few people had seen her. A Tale of Sin by Ellen Wood [1870]

F. Scott Fitzgerald I was an usher at the wedding. All the Sad Young Men by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1926]

Rafael Sabatini He had not been waiting more than a few moments when an usher approached him with the message that M. de Sartines would see him at once. The Plague of Ghosts by Rafael Sabatini

If she has gone out, I ask that she be detained before she has had time to leave the precincts of the court,” and, upon a sign from the judge, an usher hurried away. The Storm Breaks by Arthur Gask [1949]

George Meredith The usher called to him! ‘What have you there, Heriot?’ My hero stared. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Elizabeth Von Arnim Kinder, now, to usher him out before his feelings got hurt, decided Soames; who accordingly began making movements in the direction of the outer hall, signing, at the same time, to the footman. Mr Skeffington by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1940]

M. P. Shiel The usher called: “Baruch Frankl!” A voice in the gallery shouted: “Caps and tassels!” while Frankl, in the witness box, bowed largely to both bench and bar. The Lord of the Sea by M. P. Shiel [1901]

Thomas Wolfe Then there was the first snowflake that melted as it fell to usher in the winter. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

These nocturnal illusions, these imaginary sights and sounds, come of brooding on a single idea, and often usher in a calamity one trembles to think of. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Mrs. Gaskell She recovered presence of mind enough to usher us into a small room, which had been the shop, but was now converted into a temporary dressing-room. Cranford by Mrs. Gaskell [1851-3]

Anthony Trollope The usher of course knew the details more clearly than that — as did probably the bigger boys. Dr. Wortle’s school by Anthony Trollope

D. H. Lawrence The year burst into glory to usher us forth out of the valley of Nethermere. The cherry trees had been gorgeous with heavy out-reaching boughs of red and gold. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

Henry James When his servant came back it was to usher into the studio Peter Sherringham, whom the man had apparently found at the door. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

The usher introduced him, and retired without speaking a word. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Henry David Thoreau The bullfrogs trump to usher in the night, and the note of the whip-poor-will is borne on the rippling wind from over the water. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

Guy de Maupassant This need of imitation soon became his hobby, and, having heard an usher at the Tuilleries imitate the voice of the emperor, he also acquired the same intonations and studied slowness. Sundays of a Bourgeois (Les Dimanches d’un bourgeois de Paris) by Guy de Maupassant [1880]

E. Phillips Oppenheim When at last he made his departure, he paused as he passed Machinka, who was preparing with a low bow to usher him out. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

Thomas Hughes Envelopes were then unknown, they had no wax, and dared not disturb the stillness of the evening school-room by getting up and going to ask the usher for some. Tom Brown’s School Days by Thomas Hughes

Virginia Woolf The usher demanded silence for his lordship. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

Anthony Trollope He had just made up his mind to leave the house and never to return to it, when the Courier, of whom he had heard, came to usher him into his brother’s room. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Fouquet had not passed the door of the cabinet, when an usher pushing by him, exclaimed: “A courier from Bretagne for his majesty. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Leslie Stephen By becoming an usher in a school, he could at least turn his talents to account with little delay, and that was the most pressing consideration. Samuel Johnson by Leslie Stephen [1878]

An usher placed an armchair close to the bed. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Anthony Trollope He had endeavoured to become an usher at a commercial seminary, not supposed to be in a very thriving condition; but he had been, luckily, found deficient in his arithmetic. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope