Usage examples for babblers

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. " 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
  4. 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
  5. Even the voices of the babblers seemed strangely hushed. – The Adventures of Sally by P. G. Wodehouse
  6. 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
  7. What a set of tarnation babblers in one little boat. – Love Me Little, Love Me Long by Charles Reade Edition: 10 Language: English
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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