Usage examples for dexter

  1. Walky Dexter meant well. – Janice Day by Helen Beecher Long
  2. Inside were such guests as Talleyrand, George Peabody, and even that eccentric personage, Lord Timothy Dexter, who had the ambition to figure in genteel society and cultivated as much as possible the society of Dalton. – Historic Homes by Mary H. Northend
  3. The first, continued Dexter, is you and Cavanagh, and English law generally. – The Quest of the Sacred Slipper by Sax Rohmer
  4. " There's my trunk right there, Mr. Dexter," she cried. – Janice Day by Helen Beecher Long
  5. But he was a little surprised when Dexter Rice approached him gloomily. – Openings in the Old Trail by Bret Harte
  6. One of the anecdotes of the Boston bar is that while Samuel Dexter, one of the great lawyers of his day, was arguing a cause in the Circuit Court of the United States before Justice Story, soon after his accession to the bench, the court suddenly interposed, as a certain principle was asserted, with " That proposition is not law, Sir," to which Mr. Dexter retorted, " It is the law, if your Honor please, and will finally be declared to be the law by this court," as indeed it was later by Justice Story himself. – The American Judiciary by Simeon E. Baldwin, LLD
  7. " There's the press agent, Mr. Dexter, watching you. – The-Circus-Boys-Across-the-Continent-or-Winning-New-Laurels-on-the-Tanbark by Darlington, Edgar B. P.
  8. Nor was his appetite diminished by the spectacle of H. Dexter Adelstern and Finkman engaged in earnest conversation at an adjoining table, and he could not forbear a triumphant smile as he attacked his plate of soup. – The Competitive Nephew by Montague Glass
  9. Hall and Dexter, in Am. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  10. I want Mr. Dexter to read it." – Janice Day by Helen Beecher Long
  11. Gage, who ostracised him, Dexter and Winthrop from the General Assembly. – Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution by L. Carroll Judson
  12. The house is still standing, but the statues, the minarets, the arches, and the memory of the great Lord Timothy Dexter live chiefly in tradition, and in the work which he bequeathed to posterity, and of which I shall say a few words. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  13. You went there to see Doctor Ralph Dexter, didn't you? – A Spinner in the Sun by Myrtle Reed
  14. In her ears there echoed, instead, the pleading words of young Dexter Standish, telling her that he was going to the Naval Academy and that he wanted her to wait for him till he should come back. – Vignettes of Manhattan; Outlines in Local Color by Brander Matthews
  15. Alexander Purdie, a native of Scotland, was editor of the Virginia Gazette from March 1766 to December 1774. Shortly after this date he started a Gazette of his own, and in the issue of his paper for June 7, 1776, he printed the heraldic device of a shield, on which is a rattlesnake coiled, with supporters, dexter, a bear collared and chained, sinister, a stag. – Scotland's Mark on America by George Fraser Black
  16. But Dexter Allison's garments had always retained their insistent note. – Then I'll Come Back to You by Larry Evans
  17. Miss Sally Ruth Dexter is a rather important person in Appleboro. – Slippy McGee, Sometimes Known as the Butterfly Man by Marie Conway Oemler
  18. And she had scarcely spoken to a soul save the Days and Walky Dexter since her arrival in Poketown. – Janice Day by Helen Beecher Long
  19. The case came to hearing and solemn argument; and he who espoused their cause, and stood up for them against the validity of the embargo act, was none other than that great man, of whom the gentleman has made honorable mention, Samuel Dexter. – Select Speeches of Daniel Webster by Daniel Webster