Usage examples for denouement

  1. O'Grady, the American, the stump of a dead cigar between his teeth, shifted impatiently with every pause as though he would hurry forward the denouement. – The Clue of the Twisted Candle by Edgar Wallace
  2. Highly pleased at having accomplished half of my task, and at seeing myself near the denouement, I asked the lovely Frenchwoman whether she would like to see the sights of Bologna. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  3. No acting, if you please, or I will precipitate the denouement of this play; leave the room; return to your own apartment, and I trust my lesson may be of service to you. – Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  4. I cannot well express the amazement caused by this denouement, and from the burden of which I felt myself relieved. – The Physiology of Taste by Brillat Savarin
  5. After which harrowing denouement sufficient to appal the stoutest he snapped the blade to and stowed the weapon in question away as before in his chamber of horrors, otherwise pocket. – Ulysses by James Joyce
  6. I was not long in following him, and the reader will soon know the nature of a denouement so long and so ardently desired; in the mean time I beg to wish him as happy a night as the one which was then awaiting me. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  7. Bobby braced himself for the inevitable denouement. – The Abandoned Room by Wadsworth Camp
  8. An ardent supporter of the local motion- picture palace, she had hoped for a slightly more gingery denouement, something with a bit more punch. – The Adventures of Sally by P. G. Wodehouse
  9. I saw that he admired her, of course- every one does; but she was so off- hand and casual that I never imagined that things were near a denouement. – A Question of Marriage by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  10. A splutter of laughter greeted this denouement, for in truth Hannah Vernon was not distinguished for her beauty, being one of the plainest, and at the same time the most good- natured of girls. – A College Girl by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  11. The public demanded a cumulative interest that worked up to some kind of thrilling denouement that they called a climax, whereas his tale was but a stretch of life, and of very ordinary life. – A Prisoner in Fairyland by Algernon Blackwood
  12. " It would be a pleasant little denouement when the penitent was a pretty woman," said Trevalyon laughingly. – A Heart-Song of To-day by Annie Gregg Savigny
  13. " Come down stairs, my dear;- you had better come down, I do assure you; for I expect Sir Gilbert will be up in a moment, and you cannot suppose that William will remain behind; and my bed- room would by no means be so dignified a scene for the denouement as the great saloon. – The Vicar of Wrexhill by Mrs [Frances] Trollope
  14. His last significant act is to dissuade the faction from attempting to assassinate the King, before being reduced to a minor role in the closing scene where he only has five short speeches and plays no significant part in the denouement. – The Noble Spanish Soldier by Thomas Dekker
  15. General Washington was indeed the handsome young " leaper," whose mysterious appearance and disappearance in the native village of the lovers, is still traditionary, and whose claim to a substantial body of bona fide flesh and blood, was stoutly contested by the village story- tellers, until the happy denouement which took place at the hospitable mansion of Col. – The Portland Sketch Book by Various
  16. This earth became the theatre of a unique experiment made once for all; in place of the ebb and flow of tides in a changeless sea, mankind's story became a drama moving toward a climactic denouement that would shake heaven and earth together in a divine cataclysm. – Christianity and Progress by Harry Emerson Fosdick
  17. Well, in the end there came what the French call un denouement,- what we in forcible modern English would call a smash,- and it happened thus. – Stories By English Authors: Germany by Various
  18. If Van Klopen was expecting this denouement, Pascal wasn't; in fact, he was so startled, that an exclamation escaped him which would have betrayed his presence under almost any other circumstances. – Baron Trigault's Vengeance Volume 2 (of 2) by Emile Gaboriau
  19. " Ah, in truth, I am anxious to hear this," exclaimed Hardenberg, " for I am listening to you in breathless suspense, and am as eager to learn the conclusion of your history as though it were the denouement of a drama. – NAPOLEON AND BLUCHER by L. Muhlbach
  20. Curious to witness the denouement, our hunters continued to lie quiet in their ambush among the willows. – The Boy Hunters by Captain Mayne Reid