Usage examples for ale

  1. I go to a grocer's, and, standing outside, I make up some rhymes about his nice sweet sugar or his ale. – Penelope's Irish Experiences by Kate Douglas Wiggin
  2. I saw that Master Sturgeon spoke truly when he said the strong ale had got into his head. – The Coming of the King by James Hocking
  3. Best known by his famous little poem, The Fly and the Cup of Ale. – A Brief Handbook of English Authors by Oscar Fay Adams
  4. During the evening several gentlemen friends came in to call on Charley's uncle, and again ale and cigars were put out. – Edna's Sacrifice and Other Stories Edna's Sacrifice; Who Was the Thief?; The Ghost; The Two Brothers; and What He Left by Frances Henshaw Baden
  5. When the father returned from the ale- house, they all sat down to dinner, and as usual, without saying " grace." – Fanny, the Flower-Girl by Selina Bunbury
  6. How dare ye talk 'bout drinkin' ale! – The Panchronicon by Harold Steele Mackaye
  7. Huyghen was beginning to drift now, his eyes glazed in warm forgetfulness from the ale. – The Moghul by Thomas Hoover
  8. Of course we are glad he tried the ale, but if we had parted then and there we might have saved ourselves a lot of trouble. – Cupid's Middleman by Edward B. Lent
  9. Thus did the peasant live in middle Germany, even after the year 1618. He heard in the ale- houses on Sunday of the war alarms in Bohemia, about which he cared little; he bought indeed a flying- sheet of a crafty dealer, or a satirical song on the outcast King of Bohemia; he gave some of his bread and cheese to a fugitive from Prague or Budweis, who came begging to his door, and shook his head as he listened to his tale of horror. – Pictures of German Life in the XVth XVIth and XVIIth Centuries, Vol. II. by Gustav Freytag
  10. They entered the ale- house, and soon found out they were held in great terror. – The Children of the New Forest by Captain Marryat
  11. First there was the 'Saloon Bar': on the glass of the door leading into this was fixed a printed bill: 'No four ale served in this bar. – The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists by Robert Tressell
  12. You said ginger- ale, didn't you! – The Turner Twins by Ralph Henry Barbour
  13. Some peasants, who were drinking ale in the Blue Lion, opened the shutters to look into the village orchard, and saw the child running over the snow. – Stories by Foreign Authors: Polish by Various
  14. The result was that in six months Mr Mortimer had to leave the house, a poorer and a wiser man, picking up odd jobs in waiting afterwards in the Palace and neighbourhood, but retaining his habit of buying himself glasses of ale to a rather alarming extent. – A Double Knot by George Manville Fenn
  15. So, be off with you, and let us, at least all that can afford it, make for Master Sancroft's hostelrie and talk soberly over our ale. – The Last Of The Barons, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton