Usage examples for chess

  1. She and Giles were content to spend hours over her instructions in chess on that pleasant balcony in the shade of the house. – The Armourer's Prentices by Charlotte Mary Yonge
  2. In the evening Shelley and Hogg play at chess. – The Life and Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Volume I (of 2) by Florence A. Thomas Marshall
  3. Barbara has prescribed for him a game of chess. – The Kempton-Wace Letters by Jack London Anna Strunsky
  4. Fergus is summoned to Ailill to play chess. – The Cattle-Raid of Cualnge (Tain Bo Cualnge) by Unknown
  5. So much for that: I beat them at chess. – Breaking Point by James E. Gunn
  6. The children play at chess and study the violin for their own amusement. – Idle Ideas in 1905 by Jerome K. Jerome
  7. The conversation moved smoothly on, as though the battle was a test of skill on a chess- board. – Shelled by an Unseen Foe by James Fiske
  8. To play a game of chess with crowns!" – The Puppet Crown by Harold MacGrath
  9. One night the little chess- table from the nursery was spirited away. – Seven Little Australians by Ethel Sybil Turner
  10. But Napoleon was really a great man, and the game of life that he played was very different from the chess game. – Editorials-from-the-Hearst-Newspapers by Brisbane, Arthur
  11. They drank tea together and played chess. – The Chinese Fairy Book by Various
  12. However, we shall have to suppose, in order to get any article written at all, that you have found two people playing chess somewhere. – Love Conquers All by Robert C. Benchley
  13. Wants me to play a game at chess. – The Man with a Shadow by George Manville Fenn
  14. Bonaparte also played at chess, but very seldom, because he was only a third- rate player, and he did not like to be beaten at that game, which, I know not why, is said to bear a resemblance to the grand game of war. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  15. I'm so glad you came, Chess! – The Story Of Julia Page Works of Kathleen Norris, Volume V. by Kathleen Norris
  16. " I don't know what chess is, and conversation's great if you want to tell somebody something, like 'bring me a steak'," said Johnny. – Breaking Point by James E. Gunn
  17. For the last two hours Mrs. Medora Hastings and Mr. Augustus Frothingham had sat in a white marble room of the king's palace, playing chess on Mr. Frothingham's pocket chess- board. – Romance Island by Zona Gale
  18. " Chess ain't nothing but a regular kid," she said. – Poor, Dear Margaret Kirby and Other Stories by Kathleen Norris