Usage examples for diner

  1. At the very middle of the century, and later, the older Quarterlies were supported by men like John Wilson Croker, a survival of their first generation Nassau W. Senior, and Abraham Hayward, the last a famous talker and " diner- out." – A History of Nineteenth Century Literature (1780-1895) by George Saintsbury
  2. Eating the dragon's heart enables the diner to acquire the knowledge stored in this " organ of the mind" so that he can understand the language of birds, and in fact of all the creatures that have contributed to the making of a dragon. – The Evolution of the Dragon by G. Elliot Smith
  3. And Mr. Villiers, though " a man about town," a story- teller, and a diner- out of high renown, has had seventy years' experience of practical business and Parliamentary life. – Collections and Recollections by George William Erskine Russell
  4. He drove, and, as the daylight grew stronger, he thought about the diner- that little room of light in the dark, Lee, and the man talking about his box. – Michelangelo's Shoulder by John Moncure Wetterau
  5. The rustic does not know what would happen to him if he garnered his corn on Sunday, nor does the diner- out in polite society know what would happen if he spooned up his food with his knife- but they both are stricken with a sort of paralysis at the very suggestion of infringing these taboos. – Pagan & Christian Creeds Their Origin and Meaning by Edward Carpenter
  6. If Diner was an apple, And I was one beside her, Oh! – The Mystery of Metropolisville by Edward Eggleston
  7. Whereas they were easy of innocent solution apart,- as, for instance, some diner out or diner at home, who had not gone near this watchman's gate, might have strayed to my staircase and dropped asleep there,- and my nameless visitor might have brought some one with him to show him the way,- still, joined, they had an ugly look to one as prone to distrust and fear as the changes of a few hours had made me. – Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  8. He chose a table at the far end of the diner and sat facing the wall. – O+F by John Moncure Wetterau
  9. " Here's the thing," Kurt said as they drank their coffees at the Vesta Lunch, a grimy 24- hour diner that Alan only seemed to visit during the smallest hours of the morning. – Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town by Cory Doctorow
  10. Two men whose authority on such subjects was held in great esteem, the Duke of Newcastle and Sir John Fenwick, pronounced that the meanest hack ever imported from Tangier would produce a diner progeny than could be expected from the best sire of our native breed. – The History of England from the Accession of James II. Volume 1 (of 5) by Thomas Babington Macaulay
  11. And yet Anton Rubinstein, genius, jovial winer and diner, victim of the devils of envy and jealousy, had actually stooped, more than once, to threaten blackmail to the man whom he knew, in his heart, to have been guilty of nothing more than a week's unfortunate gambling, and an early attachment to a girl who had not returned his affection in kind! – The Genius by Margaret Horton Potter
  12. So go on- only jis' remember this: once you get outside of Dominion an' start up th' grade, there ain't no way stations, an' there ain't no telephones, ner diner service, ner somebody t' bring y' th' evenin' paper. – The White Desert by Courtney Ryley Cooper
  13. It is not merely that his appetite should be satisfied, but if the meal is to be regarded as a satisfactory one there must be the physical sensation of repletion, and the diner does not need to eat again for several hours. – India and the Indians by Edward F. Elwin
  14. When the diner has bought his dinner, and issues forth with his polenta in one hand, and his fried minnows or stewed snails in the other, my fancy fondly follows him to his gondola- station, where he eats it, and quarrels volubly with other gondoliers across the Grand Canal. – Venetian Life by W. D. Howells
  15. Her question was more complicated than he had thought at Becky's Diner. – O+F by John Moncure Wetterau