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Quotes of butler

  1. Wives in their husbands' absences grow subtler, And daughters sometimes run off with the butler – George Byron
  2. Ah, the patter of little feet around the house. There's nothing like having a midget for a butler – W. C. Fields
  3. When I was starting to write, the great influence was T. S. Eliot and after that William Butler Yeats. – Howard Nemerov
  4. Sophistication might be described as the ability to cope gracefully with a situation involving the presence of a formidable menace to one's poise and prestige( such as the butler or the man under the bed- but never the husband). – James Thurber
  5. As far as I'm concerned, "whom" is a word that was invented to make everyone sound like a butler – Calvin Trillin
  6. Octavia Butler of course, is brilliant and disturbing. – Sarah Zettel

Usage examples for butler

  1. In better times these had been the domain of the house- keeper and the butler the cook and the other upper servants, who had minded their duty and heeded their comfort more truly than the master and mistress did. – Springhaven A Tale of the Great War by R. D. Blackmore
  2. An interval and the butler arrived. – A Damsel in Distress by Pelham Grenville Wodehouse
  3. The old butler who came gave what her shrinking sense thought a forbidding answer to her shy greeting of him, and led her first into the drawing- room. – Marcella by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  4. Then how about that butler up at Miss Spencer's? – Mary Minds Her Business by George Weston
  5. " Will you tell Mr. Rames," she said to her butler that Mr. Benoliel is here." – The Turnstile by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
  6. If we wanted to get anything, or have anything done, we could ask him or the butler – Father Payne by Arthur Christopher Benson
  7. After which her butler came to say that Messrs. – The Book of Gud by Dan Spain Harold Hersey
  8. It was Dutton, the butler and in his hand he held a telegram. –  by
  9. Just at that moment the ex- butler entered the room. – There was a King in Egypt by Norma Lorimer
  10. You've always been his butler – The Loudwater Mystery by Edgar Jepson
  11. " Oh, very, very, Mr. Butler – Ernest Maltravers, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  12. There was the old housekeeper who used to box his ears as a little boy; the butler who used to complain of him. – Old Kensington by Miss Thackeray
  13. Just at this moment Chivers the butler entered the room and whispered something in his master's ear. – The Vicar of Wrexhill by Mrs [Frances] Trollope
  14. If there is but one footman in a large house, the butler has a great deal to do, particularly if the family be a hospitable one. – Manners and Social Usages by Mrs. John M. E. W. Sherwood
  15. Could she marry a butler – The Strange Adventures of Mr. Middleton by Wardon Allan Curtis
  16. That was why the butler himself stood on the steps waiting. – A Country Gentleman and his Family by Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
  17. The butler has the paper now? – The Bat by Avery Hopwood Mary Roberts Rinehart
  18. He was ready enough to tell his story:- that he lived as butler at General Dessalines'; and, that though master and servant had changed places, he liked the new times better than the old. – The Hour and the Man An Historical Romance by Harriet Martineau
  19. Dr Johnson said, it was poor stuff, such as Lord Lovat's butler might have written. – The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson, LL.D. by James Boswell
  20. In a year or so they might add an office on the West Coast, and in about three years Butler would be retiring; I figured that would give me time to learn what I needed to from Butler and I'd either get to run the West Coast Office or get his job when he left. – Diamond Dust by K. Kay Shearin

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