Usage examples for bidding

  1. The bidding started low. – Between You and Me by Sir Harry Lauder
  2. He uttered a sentence or two in Latin, bidding him get up and dress. – Dawn of All by Robert Hugh Benson
  3. Still hoarse from the choking Dan'l had given him, he told how he had stolen the whiskey at the man's bidding.... – The Sea Bride by Ben Ames Williams
  4. After bidding good- by to her friends, they went up to it together through the trees. – The Indian Drum by William MacHarg Edwin Balmer
  5. All these are things which, Mr. Chesterton thinks, the intellectual is willing to throw overboard at the bidding of intellect. – Personality in Literature by Rolfe Arnold Scott-James
  6. I said this because two men still held my arms firmly, but no one moved to do my bidding. – The Birthright by Joseph Hocking
  7. Little Geoffrey, holding Richard's hand, as if he would not part with him for a moment, returned to the house at his grandmother's bidding; but like her, he could not recognise his father, whom he had not seen for some months, until Lord Marnell's well- known voice assured him of his identity. – Mistress Margery by Emily Sarah Holt
  8. Bidding, too, could be heard, being quietly carried on among the groups. – Renée Mauperin by Edmond de Goncourt and Jules de Goncourt
  9. And when Paul had done his bidding, he turned his back on him and went away. – Dame Care by Hermann Sudermann
  10. But as for her- nay; it was not at her bidding that I came, but through mine own asking. – Men of Iron by Ernie Howard Pyle
  11. My Lord very angry for his staying on shore, bidding me a little before to send to him, telling me that he was afraid that for his father's sake he might have some mischief done him, unless he used the General's name. – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  12. What had they done to make her accept their bidding, and leave England without a word or message to any of us? – The Master Mummer by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  13. Because I saw you come to the inn; because I heard your conversation to- night with the man who hath sent you to do his bidding, against your own will. – The Coming of the King by James Hocking
  14. Little as it pleased him, he did her bidding. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  15. Yet his words were of another colour, bidding Lamme come off with him to the tavern for a drink. – The Legend of the Glorious Adventures of Tyl Ulenspiegel in the land of Flanders and elsewhere by Charles de Coster
  16. She feared he was going too far, and yet this time she knew she had not said too much, and that in bidding him avoid her, she was only doing what was strictly necessary for her peace. – Saracinesca by F. Marion Crawford
  17. The Ambassador, Prince Terniloff, was bidding farewell to his wife's cousin, the Princess Eiderstrom, the last of his guests. – The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  18. The girl shook her head, and made signs to Lucy and her companions to eat while the food was hot; they needed, indeed, no second bidding, the girl standing by while they discussed the meal. – Waihoura, the Maori Girl by W.H.G. Kingston
  19. By then I'd decided not to bother bidding on anything. – The Samurai Strategy by Thomas Hoover
  20. What if she should open it, at his bidding, and read him the burning sentences Constance had written to another during her last hour on earth? – Flower of the Dusk by Myrtle Reed