Usage examples for babblers

  1. " There are babblers everywhere, and the fewer who know aught of a matter like this the better. – By Pike and Dyke: A Tale of the Rise of the Dutch Republic by G.A. Henty
  2. I do not wish that the moment I receive a letter it should be known to every lacquey; especially here; where it seems to be one entire city of babblers – Anna St. Ives by Thomas Holcroft
  3. I studied to show an extraordinary politeness to all who had dealings with me; I courted the old women, the babblers and the pious, especially the latter. – Napoleon's Campaign in Russia Anno 1812 by Achilles Rose
  4. These Babblers lay four oval eggs of a greenish- blue colour, but I once saw a nest with eight, and as there were several of these birds close to it, I have no doubt two or three shared it together, perhaps to avoid the necessity of each pair building for itself. – The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1 by Allan O. Hume
  5. I've made some hay in the political world, not so much as the babblers think, but I hadn't her ability at twenty- five. – The Weavers, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 14, 2009
  6. She sat eating calmly, looking down now and again at her baby, holding us in slight scorn, babblers that we were. – The White Peacock by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
  7. Some babblers of the opposition junto have, however, complained that nothing has been said, except in general terms, in favour of the federal constitution; in consequence of this, incompetent as I am to the undertaking, I have been induced to lay the following remarks before the publick. – Essays on the Constitution of the United States by Paul Leicester Ford
  8. " That will not do for you," he said; " the members are a set of babblers and phrasemongers, whom I mean to get rid of. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  9. At half- an- hour's journey from town, she was protected against the time- wasting intrusion of five- o'clock babblers a luncheon or two in the season, and a modest dinner at long intervals, would discharge her social liabilities; and she had the precious advantage of being able to use London for all legitimate purposes, without danger of being drawn into the vortex of its idle temptations. – The Whirlpool by George Gissing
  10. Merthyr was tempted to discharge him at first, but controlled his English antipathy to babblers and discovered him to be a serviceable fellow. – Vittoria, v8 by George Meredith
  11. Robert Service has written something about " Doing things just for the doing, Letting babblers tell the story...." – Down the Columbia by Lewis R. Freeman
  12. The dust is burying these impertinent babblers day by day, and my eyes know already that it is an unpardonable sin for them to wander towards them. – Four Phases of Love by Paul Heyse
  13. He might, however, have sought some foundation for a true judgment, in a personal knowledge of their doctrine and collective behaviour; but, instead of going to hear what the babblers had to say, and thus satisfying himself whether the leaders of the movement spoke the words of truth and soberness, or of discord and denial- whether their teaching and their prayers were on the side of order and law, or tending to sedition- he turned a ready ear to all the reports afloat concerning them, and, misjudging them utterly, made up his mind to use all lawful means for putting an end to their devotions and exhortations. – Malcolm by George MacDonald
  14. What a set of tarnation babblers in one little boat. – Love Me Little, Love Me Long by Charles Reade Edition: 10 Language: English
  15. Leave we the startled Princes in the hall; 93 Leave we the wondering babblers in the mart; The grief, the guess, the hope, the doubt, and all That stir a nation to its inmost heart, When some portentous Chance, unseen till then, Strides in the circles of unthinking men. – The Poetical Works of Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton, Bart. M.P. by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  16. But rest assured that, with the exception of a few babblers whom I can easily silence, the hearts of the French people are with me; everywhere public opinion has been declared in my favour, so that I have nothing to apprehend from giving the greatest publicity to these plots, and bringing the accused to a solemn trial. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  17. 399. Writing from Kotagherry Miss Cockburn says:-" Spotted Babblers are exceedingly shy. – The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1 by Allan O. Hume
  18. Even the voices of the babblers seemed strangely hushed. – The Adventures of Sally by P. G. Wodehouse