Usage examples for ace

  1. " I play my Ace, Mr. Barsad," said Carton, taking the answer on himself, and looking at his watch, " without any scruple, in a very few minutes." – A Tale of Two Cities A Story of the French Revolution by Charles Dickens
  2. " All right," said Ace. – Unexplored! by Allen Chaffee
  3. " Three, seven, ace," soon drove out of Hermann's mind the thought of the dead Countess. – Best Russian Short Stories by Various
  4. " I was within an ace of it," retorted Bixiou, " but you with your profanity have brought me to the climax." – The Firm of Nucingen by Honore de Balzac
  5. " You are so good at card tricks that you should be able to get an ace when you want it. – Jeanne of the Marshes by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  6. In the present case the intervention was to be made by the elements, and even then the energy and wit of the capable soldier who was in command brought the brigade within an ace of a success which would have made all concerned famous in the history of this war. – On the Heels of De Wet by The Intelligence Officer
  7. Mrs. Bindle uttered her challenge with the air of one who plays the ace of trumps. – Adventures of Bindle by Herbert George Jenkins
  8. Right: but where be King and Ace? – The Splendid Spur by Arthur T. Quiller Couch
  9. His last throw gave him another ace and a five. – Mortmain by Arthur Cheny Train
  10. Before his apprenticeship was out- at the ace of twenty- one- he paid over to his master the whole wealth which he was able to muster- a sum of 50l. – Self Help by Samuel Smiles
  11. Ace turned the laugh on him. – Unexplored! by Allen Chaffee