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Usage examples for Eyre

  1. And now I will tell you what has made me take up Jane Eyre again at this time. – The Upton Letters by Arthur Christopher Benson
  2. He was conducted to the room of Major Eyre, where all the British officers were assembled; and, after mutual compliments, he invited them to give up the place peaceably, promising the most favorable terms, and threatening a general assault and massacre in case of refusal. – Historic Handbook of the Northern Tour by Francis Parkman
  3. Governor Eyre was recalled, and prosecuted without success. – The West Indies and the Spanish Main [1899] by James Rodway
  4. It might have another force of its own; it might be a strife of characters and wills, in which the men and women would take the matter into their own hands and make all the interest by their action; it might be a drama, say, as Jane Eyre is a drama, where another obscure little woman has a part to play, but where the question is how she plays it, what she achieves or misses in particular. – The Craft of Fiction by Percy Lubbock
  5. Only yesterday I heard Mr. Amherst explaining to Lady Elizabeth Eyre, who is rather a connoisseur in china, how blessed he was in possessing an entire set of Wedgwood unbroken. – Molly Bawn by Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
  6. Sir Eyre had come from the East Indies by land, through the Desarts of Arabia. – The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson, LL.D. by James Boswell
  7. During the retirement of C Squadron Major Godley had ordered Captain Cowan to occupy Fort Eyre, a rifle trench, with a detachment of Bechuanaland Mounted Rifles, so that he might check any signs of advance which the enemy might display. – The Siege of Mafeking (1900) by J. Angus Hamilton
  8. By Mrs. S. C. Hall 50 109. Jane Eyre. – Publisher's Advertising (1872) by Anonymous
  9. The heir survives as Ayre and Eyre. – The Romance of Names by Ernest Weekley
  10. At length, as night fell, Colonel Adams, who had succeeded Eyre in the command, reluctantly decided to fall back. – The Thin Red Line; and Blue Blood by Arthur Griffiths
  11. We went thither next day, found a very kind reception, were led round the works by a gentleman, who explained the use of every part, and entertained by Sir Eyre Coote, the governour, with such elegance of conversation as left us no attention to the delicacies of his table. – A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson
  12. Charlotte then wrote her first novel, The Professor, which did not appear until after her death, and began Jane Eyre, which, appearing in 1847, took the public by storm. – A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin
  13. But let Trotzky explain the destiny of the Russian workers in his own words, as reported by Eyre in the " World" of February 25, 1920: " The workers and peasants will insist, once the revolution is no longer in peril, on returning to their factories and farms and making Russia a fit land to live in. – The Red Conspiracy by Joseph J. Mereto
  14. Mr Eyre thinks all the ladies will be pedants, and when you have been there, you will think so too. – The Letter-Bag of Lady Elizabeth Spencer-Stanhope v. I. by A. M. W. Stirling (compiler)
  15. Exercise makes courage strong; that evening, when her father in his darkened room might no longer speak or be spoken to, that very evening she began 'Jane Eyre. – Emily Brontë by A. Mary F. (Agnes Mary Frances) Robinson
  16. Narrative, Sir Eyre Coote's, quoted, 96n. – Rulers of India: Lord Clive by George Bruce Malleson
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