Usage examples for ado

  1. Julia complied with an ill- grace, muttering something about " the hateful negroes," while Fanny obeyed readily, and laughingly made some remark to Mr. Wilmot about their making so much ado over a dog, " but," said she, " we are silly girls, and of course do silly things. – Tempest and Sunshine by Mary J. Holmes
  2. " I advise you, sir," added the man, " to retire without more ado, for I can assure you that the persons who visit M. Carbonnet are watched." – Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte, v7 by Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne
  3. And, without more ado, he turned his back and went up the path to Clarendon. – In Her Own Right by John Reed Scott
  4. " Thank you; if you will permit me, I should prefer to look at the original;" and the General, without more ado, stretched out his hand and took the note- book. – The Rome Express by Arthur Griffiths
  5. Then, without ado, we entered on a path the which I had ofttimes followed, but not far had we gone when a wide beaten track led us whither I knew there were many rabbits. – The Book of the Duke of True Lovers by Christiné de Pisan
  6. I begged her to excuse me, and I left the room without more ado. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  7. The great creature was so heavy, I was afraid I must have cut him in pieces to get him to the boat; but with much ado, having stowed the rest, I tumbled him on board. – Life And Adventures Of Peter Wilkins, Vol. I. (of II.) by Robert Paltock Commentator: A. H. Bullen
  8. They have enough ado to think of the truth. – Annals of a Quiet Neighbourhood by George MacDonald
  9. 5. Or that he should make such ado, By justice, and by grace; By prophets and apostles too, That men might see his face? – The Works of John Bunyan Volume 3 by John Bunyan
  10. Why all this ado about it one way or the other? – The Lost Art of Reading by Gerald Stanley Lee
  11. More than once, too, she fancied she saw a wistful look in Graeme's eyes as they followed her sister's movements, and she had much ado to keep from troubling herself about them both. – Janet's Love and Service by Margaret M Robertson
  12. That dear, loving voice, too natural, too real for a dream, made him open his eyes without more ado. – Fromont and Risler, Complete by Alphonse Daudet Last Updated: March 3, 2009
  13. And without more ado she caught the embarrassed tutor by the arm and demanded a kiss. – Roger Ingleton, Minor by Talbot Baines Reed
  14. And then I had ado to compel a hearing. – Montlivet by Alice Prescott Smith
  15. This gave him such a shock that he had much ado to collect spirits enough to tell the gentlewoman of the house that he perceived she had company, and therefore would not intrude. – Lives Of The Most Remarkable Criminals Who have been Condemned and Executed for Murder, the Highway, Housebreaking, Street Robberies, Coining or other offences by Arthur L. Hayward
  16. Bring me meat, and make no more ado about it. – A Book of Ghosts by Sabine Baring-Gould
  17. And Dulce hid her face on Nan's shoulder in such undisguised distress that her sisters had much ado to comfort her. – Not Like Other Girls by Rosa N. Carey
  18. And when with much ado The false good they have grasped- ah, then too late! – The Consolation of Philosophy by Boethius