Usage examples for ante

  1. He has a bed, you know, made up in an ante- room, leading from the library, and he sleeps there generally. – Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  2. You work like the dickens and kick your heels in ante- rooms. – The Dark Star by Robert W. Chambers
  3. " Young missus in da'h," he says, pointing to the ante- room while rubbing his eyes. – Our World, or, The Slaveholders Daughter by F. Colburn Adams
  4. Leaving the first room, or ante- chamber, as it might more properly be called, they continued their way along the narrow passage which led from it. – My Strangest Case by Guy Boothby
  5. A door of the ante- room was opened, quick steps were heard, and Klingenberg hastily entered and placed himself at the table, as at a work that must be done quickly, and then observed the stranger. – The Progressionists, and Angela. by Conrad von Bolanden
  6. Stopping in the ante- chamber, they let me proceed alone to the interior. – Marie by Alexander Pushkin
  7. They should ante- date the belief, whereas they post- date it. – A Grammar of Freethought by Chapman Cohen
  8. The ideal arrangement is an ante- chamber opening on the boudoir, or sitting- room, then the bedroom, with its dressing- room and bath in back. – The House in Good Taste by Elsie de Wolfe
  9. The policeman who had brought the beggar was seated on the window- sill in the ante- chamber, staring gloomily at a note- book. – The Moscow Census - From "What to do?" by Lyof N. Tolstoi
  10. The ante- room was open, the bed- chamber door closed. – John Halifax, Gentleman by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
  11. While waiting in an ante- room to see the governor, some French military officers came in, and began to talk to the Englishman, asking him, among other things, if he had ever come across " M. Flinedare, who was not unknown to fame." – The Naval Pioneers of Australia by Louis Becke and Walter Jeffery
  12. 6. Ante room to Throne Room. – The Sea-Kings of Crete by James Baikie
  13. See ante, page 149, for an analysis of this word. – The Iroquois Book of Rites by Horatio Hale
  14. The greatest Republic the world ever will have known is only in the ante- room of its real history. – Senator North by Gertrude Atherton
  15. Let your son take an ante- graduate course of a few years on the road and he will know to what use to put his book learning when he gets that. – Tales of the Road by Charles N. Crewdson
  16. " Color ups the ante," Joe said. – Joe Burke's Last Stand by John Moncure Wetterau
  17. It was Bob's ante, and old Spuytendyvil threw in a red chip. – Last Words by Stephen Crane
  18. But in half- lighted places, such as the porticoes of temples and the ante- chambers of tombs, colour is so dealt with as to be soft and discreet. – Manual Of Egyptian Archaeology And Guide To The Study Of Antiquities In Egypt by Gaston Camille Charles Maspero
  19. Oh, the king has his musketeers to take care of him, said Charles, quietly; I know that perfectly well, for I was kept dancing attendance in his ante- chamber at Blois. – Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas, Pere