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Quotes of chiefly

  1. Traditional matter must be glorified, since it would be easier to listen to the re -creation of familiar stories than to quite new and unexpected things; the listeners, we must remember, needed poetry chiefly as the re -creation of tired hours. – Lascelles Abercrombie
  2. He was of the faith chiefly in the sense that the church he currently did not attend was Catholic. – Kingsley Amis
  3. First I shall name the eagle, of which there are three species: the great grey eagle is the largest, of great strength and high flight; he chiefly preys on fawns and other young quadrupeds. – William Bartram
  4. It is chiefly through books that we enjoy intercourse with superior minds. In the best books, great men talk to us, give us their most precious thoughts, and pour their souls into ours. – William Ellery Channing
  5. The largest and most influential houses chiefly demonstrate the aloofness of the French approach. – Stephen Gardiner
  6. This is what sexual liberation chiefly accomplishes- it liberates young women to pursue married men. – George Gilder
  7. Where is Hollywood located? Chiefly between the ears. In that part of the American brain lately vacated by God. – Erica Jong
  8. Husbands are chiefly good as lovers when they are betraying their wives. – Marilyn Monroe
  9. I think there was a revolution in poetry, associated chiefly with Eliot and Pound; but maybe it is of the nature of revolutions or of the nature of history that their innovations should later come to look trivial or indistinguishable from technical tricks. – Howard Nemerov
  10. At present, financial crises occur, chiefly because the paper currency is redeemable in gold only. – John Buchanan Robinson
  11. All great art is the work of the whole living creature, body and soul, and chiefly of the soul. – John Ruskin
  12. Eagles come in all shapes and sizes, but you will recognize them chiefly by their attitudes. – E. F. Schumacher
  13. We know the past and its great events, the present in its multitudinous complications, chiefly through faith in the testimony of others. – Matthew Simpson
  14. Zeal is fit for wise men, but flourishes chiefly among fools. – John Tillotson

Usage examples for chiefly

  1. This he said looking chiefly at Mr. Somers, and then turning to his cousin, he asked him if he intended to remain in the country. – Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope
  2. They were chiefly selling country produce. – Mopsa the Fairy by Jean Ingelow
  3. The afternoon was advancing, and, as a matter of fact, the fight lasted in all only a couple of hours altogether- chiefly a matter of artillery. – In the Yellow Sea by Henry Frith
  4. Indeed, if you must shoot anybody, it should be chiefly yourself, and after that your father, and mother, and sisters. – Orley Farm by Anthony Trollope
  5. The Duc died last year, chiefly of grief for the death of another daughter who had married a Frenchman. – Story of My Life, volumes 1-3 by Augustus J. C. Hare
  6. Her own life romance was a buried chapter, and now she was chiefly concerned for the happiness of the two young persons seated there. – Idle Hour Stories by Eugenia Dunlap Potts
  7. For myself, I pass my time chiefly at Cnidos: you must come and visit me there. – Ixion In Heaven by Benjamin Disraeli
  8. The history of the town is chiefly a record of " Old unhappy far- off things, And battles long ago." – In the Border Country by W. S. (William Shillinglaw) Crockett
  9. Relative mental mass and relative mental complexity have chiefly to be observed. – Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I by Herbert Spencer
  10. He asked her if she could venture to look back on her dream so as to mention what had chiefly distressed her. – The Clever Woman of the Family by Charlotte M. Yonge
  11. These objects are chiefly telescopic, and are thus in strong contrast to the splendid comet of Halley. – The Story of the Heavens by Robert Stawell Ball
  12. He was chiefly remarkable for his perfect self- possession. – The Price She Paid by David Graham Phillips
  13. From which Leslie understood that the person whom she chiefly had come to see was out. – Aurora the Magnificent by Gertrude Hall
  14. I expect it's chiefly a matter of careful hunting." – The Manor House School by Angela Brazil
  15. Its superior extremity is chiefly represented by the olecranon process, which is voluminous in bulk, and forms the projection known as the point of the elbow. – Artistic Anatomy of Animals by Édouard Cuyer
  16. We shall go to the point I chiefly came here to settle. – East Lynne by Mrs. Henry Wood
  17. A definition like that which is given above, may answer in some degree the purpose of distinction; but, after all, we must judge what is, and what is not a verb, chiefly from our own observation of the sense and use of words. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  18. But he writes to me on social matters chiefly – Marcella by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  19. If they discover you are one with them, and that in your efforts to keep order you have the welfare of the school chiefly at heart, they will come out, depend upon it, and meet you half- way. – The Willoughby Captains by Talbot Baines Reed
  20. It will be unpleasant to us all, but I am thinking chiefly of you. – The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

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