Usage examples for ale

  1. Tom had been a little uncomfortable for the first minute; but after seeing Hardy take his glass of ale and then missing him, he forgot all about him, and was too busy with his own affairs to trouble himself further. – Tom Brown at Oxford by Thomas Hughes
  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. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. You said ginger- ale didn't you! – The Turner Twins by Ralph Henry Barbour
  8. But only to be disarmed, for there was a plate on the white table, containing a splendid wedge of raised pie, with a piece of bread, and a jug of ale beside a horn. – The Star-Gazers by George Manville Fenn
  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. 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
  11. I begin to think strong ale of myself! – Weighed and Wanting by George MacDonald
  12. 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
  13. You're quite sure you won't have another glass of ale – The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins Last Updated: January 3, 2009
  14. But he drank nothing, not even his customary ale – The Voice in the Fog by Harold MacGrath
  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
  16. Huyghen was beginning to drift now, his eyes glazed in warm forgetfulness from the ale – The Moghul by Thomas Hoover
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. They entered the ale house, and soon found out they were held in great terror. – The Children of the New Forest by Captain Marryat
  20. How dare ye talk 'bout drinkin' ale – The Panchronicon by Harold Steele Mackaye