Usage examples for chore

  1. One evening, while Harry was performing his willing chore of carrying out for his grandmother the little dinner prepared by Mrs. Schum and partaken of by Lilly and Zoe at a small card table opened up beside the window of their room, Zoe announced, with a certain high- handedness with which Lilly was more and more hard pressed to cope: " I want my dresses longer. – Star-Dust A Story of an American Girl by Fannie Hurst
  2. May be you would do a little chore for me,- get me some pins, needles, and thread? – Winning His Way by Charles Carleton Coffin
  3. Most of them had gone to Cape and the other cities anyway; handling cattle was too much of a chore, except on a government farm. – This Crowded Earth by Robert Bloch
  4. This little chore attended to, they removed their paint and prepared to join in the feast and dancing that would last through the night. – I Married a Ranger by Dama Margaret Smith
  5. " We really need a chore boy all the year round," said Miss Salome. – Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1902 to 1903 by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  6. I'm afraid that is too aristocratic a name for a chore boy, Diana. – Anne Of The Island by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  7. A self- made youth, with an unusual brain and an overwhelming ambition, he had risen from chore boy on a western farm to printer's apprentice in a small town, thence to reporter, city editor, foreign correspondent, and after two or three years of travel gained in this manner he had come to Beryngford and bought out a struggling morning paper, which was making a mad effort to keep alive, changed its political tendencies, infused it with western activity and filled it with cosmopolitan news, and now, after eighteen months, the young man found himself coming abreast of his two long established rivals in the editorial field. – An Ambitious Man by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  8. Cooking these meals in the late summer heat was a chore which took several days. – Frying Pan Farm by Elizabeth Brown Pryor
  9. Swiftly his thoughts reverted to his first meeting with Pat Malone, chore boy and bully of a sawmill village in the North Woods, and of the thrashing he had given the young woodsman in spite of the latter's advantage in weight and strength. – The Boy Scouts in A Trapper's Camp by Thornton W. Burgess
  10. How Omnium Grabb here, the grocer, missed his dried apples one morning, and how he accused his chore- boy, who was his sister's son too, of having eaten them,-" As if any livin' boy would pick out dried apples to eat, when he hed a hull store to choose from!" – Queen Hildegarde by Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards
  11. Anna's Sunday chore was to whitewash the hearthstones and clean the house. – My Lady of the Chimney Corner by Alexander Irvine
  12. Thin, there's a chore boy, as runs arrants; an' sometimes a sewin' woman; an' often the caterer man's dagoes. – Vicky Van by Carolyn Wells
  13. We could not let her get up in the mornings to help before breakfast; the winter work was growing hard; there were two or three fires to manage besides the furnace, which father attended to; and although our " chore- man" came and split up kindlings and filled the wood- boxes, yet we were all pretty well tired out, sometimes, just with keeping warm. – We Girls: A Home Story by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
  14. But das jess why Obi 'sent do dat leetle chore fo' fifty poun'. –  by
  15. I believe the laundress and chore boy come by the day, also cleaning women and such. – Vicky Van by Carolyn Wells
  16. She disappeared at the first shuffle of a foot under the table, while James and Martha resumed their years- old chore of clearing the table and tackling the dishwashing problem. – The Fourth R by George Oliver Smith
  17. " No," said she, " that is your chore, Bobby." – Bobby of Cloverfield Farm by Helen Fuller Orton
  18. The chore- man had already been at work with shovel and broom, so that there was a path cleared through the snow to the road; the snow was already quite deep, and Hildegarde and her mother were glad of their high snow- boots, as they picked their way along. – Hildegarde's Harvest by Laura E. Richards
  19. Fortunately the cook called Tim at this juncture and gave him a chore to do; and so left the Irish girl and the young Englishman alone. – Vignettes of Manhattan; Outlines in Local Color by Brander Matthews
  20. No matter how loudly a chore called for completion, no matter how blackly wind and weather were threatening the half- done work, upon Wednesday afternoon and Sunday not an axe was lifted, not a cord hitched, not a nail driven. – Anthony Lyveden by Dornford Yates