Usage examples for ballet

  1. She told herself that the man certainly looked just like the old ballet master, Bonfanti, but that he might have been a very different person. – Dorothy Dainty at Glenmore by Amy Brooks
  2. It was a ballet of Scribe's, for example, which was taken for the book of the 'Somnambula'; and the book of the favorite opera 'Martha' began its existence as a libretto for a ballet – A Book About the Theater by Brander Matthews
  3. He who has a doctor for a friend must occasionally submit to try new remedies, and a ballet is better than a silver tube in one's stomach. – The Children of the World by Paul Heyse
  4. And all wealth was lost upon her, for she had to look upon Art's own pictures, Spring- time raptures, Autumn clad in ballet mist; And she dined on sweets and spices, coffee, bread and cinnamon, While they shook perfumes about her, or her cushioned slippers kissed. – Stories in Verse by Henry Abbey
  5. When Dodichet arrived at the young ballet dancer's, she was not, as usual, making mineral rouge with bricks, but was engaged in drawing a dainty little network of veins on her temples, with indigo. – San-Cravate; or, The Messengers; Little Streams by Charles Paul de Kock
  6. They danced a kind of ballet with much swaying of their bodies and swinging of their weapons, which they afterwards presented to me. – Fifty-One Years of Victorian Life by Margaret Elizabeth Leigh Child-Villiers, Countess of Jersey
  7. A senator manifested an interest in ballet girls; he was disgraced. – Imperial Purple by Edgar Saltus
  8. A superb house had been built for the Italian opera and the ballet a stage had been prepared in the king's palace for the French comedies, and every representation was honored by the presence of the king, the royal family, and the court circle. – Berlin and Sans-Souci by Louise Muhlbach
  9. " Come along now," she said, and hummed an old ballet melody, tapping her fingers the while. – Carnival by Compton Mackenzie
  10. The talk drifted to less informing topics and I moved on and came to other groups lounging at their ease on rugs and divans as they watched more skilful girls squirming through some intricate ballet on an exhibition platform. – City of Endless Night by Milo Hastings
  11. His heart was restless, and still at the age of twenty- seven he was writhing in an infatuation for a worthless ballet girl. – The Love Affairs of Great Musicians, Volume 2 by Rupert Hughes
  12. Presently the ballet master appeared, the orchestra struck up, and Christie found herself marching and counter- marching at word of command. – Work: A Story of Experience by Louisa May Alcott
  13. Like a ballet done for a Sultan in the Arabian Nights. – Love and Lucy by Maurice Henry Hewlett
  14. I was tryin' to size her up and decide whether she really was one of the chicken ballet or only a high school imitation. – On With Torchy by Sewell Ford
  15. His mother was a Spanish ballet dancer whom my uncle married when he was a mere boy. – Who? by Elizabeth Kent
  16. The Opera troupe is here, both the singers and the ballet and we have Gazzaniga, Lamoureux, Max Maretzek and his sister, and others, in this house, and Adelaide Phillips at the next door, and the benefit of a rehearsal, at nearly all hours of the day, of operas that the Habaneros are to rave over at night. – To Cuba and Back by Richard Henry Dana
  17. " Yes, they always remain veiled," stammered Alan, though he was not referring to their faces, and as the words passed his lips he wondered what the Asika would think if she could see a ballet at a London music- hall. – The Yellow God An Idol of Africa by H. Rider Haggard
  18. Stick the ballet girl under it. – The Varmint by Owen Johnson F. R. Gruger
  19. They are not young ladies of the ballet or anything of the sort, but very complete military toys, with which many scientific experiments may be made. – Francezka by Molly Elliot Seawell
  20. A good ballet master must especially have regard to both poetical and picturesque invention; his aim being to unite both those arts under one exhibition. – A Treatise on the Art of Dancing by Giovanni-Andrea Gallini