Usage examples for checkered

  1. Besides, the appearance of any latent disquietude, where all seemed splendor and vivacity, painfully reminded him of the checkered lot of man. – Thaddeus of Warsaw by Jane Porter
  2. In my youth men whose natures shrank not from encounter with their enemies lacked not, I warrant you, a checkered experience. – Richard Carvel, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  3. She said she did not expect to remain much longer in this world of checkered scenes; but her son had been here a short time only, and had not formed any acquaintances among Christian people, and their hired girl said " she was passing your school- house one morning and heard you opening your school with prayer, and I told her to find your boarding- place, and leave word for you to come after your school closed, as I wanted to hear the voice of prayer once more." – A Woman's Life-Work Labors and Experiences by Laura S. Haviland
  4. Quiet green squares checkered the city, and the streets at the bottom of the mountain were bordered by fine shade trees. – Northwest! by Harold Bindloss
  5. And as they looked, a startling checkered device that was instantly recognized as Mrs. Potter's slumber- robe fluttered out over the heads of the jostling multitude, where it waved proudly for a moment, and was then gathered back into the hands of an individual standing on the top of a rudely constructed counter about which the crowd was clustered. – Sube Cane by Edward Bellamy Partridge
  6. A ray of sunlight filtering through the white dimity curtains cast a checkered shadow on the antique rug. – Molly Brown's Sophomore Days by Nell Speed
  7. He had a large heap of short sermons, rather yellow and worn at the edges, from which he took two every Sunday, securing perfect impartiality in the selection by taking them as they came, without reference to topics; and having preached one of these sermons at Shepperton in the morning, he mounted his horse and rode hastily with the other in his pocket to Knebley, where he officiated in a wonderful little church, with a checkered pavement which had once rung to the iron tread of military monks, with coats of arms in clusters on the lofty roof, marble warriors and their wives without noses occupying a large proportion of the area, and the twelve apostles, with their heads very much on one side, holding didactic ribbons, painted in fresco on the walls. – Scenes of Clerical Life by George Eliot
  8. He rubbed his palm reflectively on the checkered butt of his revolver and watched the four men at the table. – Time Crime by H. Beam Piper
  9. Some wore a showy stuff, checkered white and red, like the squares of a chess- board. – History-of-the-Conquest-of-Peru-with-a-preliminary-view-of-the-civilization-of-the-Incas by Prescott, William Hickling
  10. Stock and forearm crudely checkered by some former owner. – A Catalogue of Early Pennsylvania and Other Firearms and Edged Weapons at "Restless Oaks" by Henry W. Shoemaker
  11. " What a checkered life his has been," said Lionel thoughtfully, as they wended their way from the quiet seclusion of the monastery out to the carriage which was to convey them once more to the busy life of the world. – A Heart-Song of To-day by Annie Gregg Savigny
  12. This vessel had been the Confederate ram Stonewall, and prior to her acquisition by Japan had had a curiously checkered career of ownership. – From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life by Captain A. T. Mahan
  13. He encouraged me secretly to continue to beard Griggs as I had begun, saying that it was my sole chance of a whole skin, and vowing that if he had had the courage to pursue the same course his own back had not been checkered like a grating. – Richard Carvel, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  14. Mrs. Judge Robinson, from one sidelong glance, brought off detailed intelligence of the bonnet's checkered past. – The Boss of Little Arcady by Harry Leon Wilson
  15. This grew on the rich black soil they call " gumbo" in the West; but here and there a belt of dark- colored summer fallow checkered the strong green of the wheat and oats. – Ranching for Sylvia by Harold Bindloss
  16. And in that little section of the great world which men knew as Market Street in Harvey, the surest evidence of the changing attitude of the men in the Valley toward their work, was found not in the crowds that gathered in Belgian Hall week after week to hear Grant Adams, not in the war- chest which was filling to overflowing, not in the gardens checkered upon the hillsides, but rather in the uneasiness of Market Street. – In the Heart of a Fool by William Allen White
  17. Then the stone steps wound up to a platform with a heavy stone railing on each side, and a great shiny door, sunk deep into the wall, was wide open, and beyond it was one of glass, frosted over like our windows on a snapping cold morning, and under my feet was a checkered marble floor. – Phemie Frost's Experiences by Ann S. Stephens
  18. And yet no one could say that Kitty in this checkered year had done her husband much harm. – The Marriage of William Ashe by Mrs. Humphry Ward