Usage examples for dozen

  1. We thought nothing of running right ahead ten or a dozen miles before turning back; for we knew nothing about taking time by the sun, and none of us had a watch in those days. – The Story of My Boyhood and Youth by John Muir
  2. These are the only places open since that hour, and now there are not more than half a dozen people out here- roysterers after a late supper. – Kitty's Conquest by Charles King
  3. There may be a dozen men inside. – The Main Chance by Meredith Nicholson
  4. You are the man, and I can bring a dozen to prove it on you. – Guy Rivers: A Tale of Georgia by William Gilmore Simms
  5. I was scarcely more ready for your words last spring than Johnnie, but I was simple enough to think that in half a dozen years or so we might be married if all thought it was best, and my pride was a little hurt when I saw what- what- well, Gertrude's influence over you. – Nature's Serial Story by E. P. Roe
  6. There were only half a dozen fellows inside when we entered. – The Underdog by F. Hopkinson Smith
  7. You have your men ready, a dozen of them! – 100%: The Story of a Patriot by Upton Sinclair
  8. During the last few minutes he had been forced to change it half a dozen times. – The Last Hope by Henry Seton Merriman
  9. Oh, half a dozen or so. – A Sweet Little Maid by Amy E. Blanchard
  10. In a dozen words it's this- I've got the girl away, and now I'm going to tell the man, and tell him a few other things at the same time. – None Other Gods by Robert Hugh Benson
  11. Really, Laddie boy, I should say there were almost a dozen questions there! – Six Little Bunkers at Grandpa Ford's by Laura Lee Hope
  12. A dozen men started forward, but the chief called them back. – Cumner & South Sea Folk, Complete by Gilbert Parker
  13. Look to't, for if he comes not as safe out of your House, as he went in, I have half a Dozen Mirmidons hard- by shall beat it about your Ears. – The Busie Body by Susanna Centlivre Commentator: Jess Byrd
  14. It was at least five miles by the way we had come, and as my companion had gone over most of it three times he had walked full a dozen miles. – Canoeing in the wilderness by Henry David Thoreau
  15. Bring a dozen if you wish. – The Tin Soldier by Temple Bailey
  16. He came upon Dangerfield again only half- a- dozen steps from the turn into the street. – The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
  17. Women like Daphne were too quick; they could get out a dozen words to your one; but give a man time, and he could express himself. – Marriage à la mode by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  18. Half a dozen if you want 'em. – Sube Cane by Edward Bellamy Partridge
  19. Saul cried impatiently, after having tried half a dozen times in vain to force us forward. – The Minute Boys of York Town by James Otis
  20. Were there not a dozen – The Gold Bag by Carolyn Wells