Usage examples for fop

  1. I go to the soirees in Paris like any other empty- headed fop and if I drive, the wheels of my carriage do not roll on the solid ground, absolutely indispensable in these days, of property invested in the funds. – Modeste Mignon by Honore de Balzac
  2. Phoebicius had called the young sculptor a fop and not altogether unjustly, for he loved to be well dressed and was choice as to the cut and color of his simple garments, and he rarely neglected to arrange his abundant hair with care, and to anoint it well; and yet it was almost indifferent to him, whether his appearance pleased other people or no, but he knew nothing nobler than the human form, and an instinct, which he did not attempt to check, impelled him to keep his own person as nice as he liked to see that of his neighbor. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  3. Yes, he is a pleasant Original for you to be copy'd by: It is the same Fop I told you was to marry my Sister, and who came along with me to Madrid. – The Works of Aphra Behn, Vol. I (of 6) by Aphra Behn
  4. And that foolish little fop her father, had more than once declared before a company in our dining room that it was high time another title came into his family, and that he meant to take Dolly abroad when she was sixteen. – Richard Carvel, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  5. I warrant you the fop can use his dainty sword right well on occasion." – Robin Hood by J. Walker McSpadden
  6. For growing on a sudden conceited with his own abilities, puffed up with the vanity of having excelled his equals, he began to addict himself to acquire higher accomplishments, grew fond of music, delighted in dancing- schools, would needs be taught fencing and riding, and from the studies preparative to making a grave rabbi, jumped all of a sudden to the qualities necessary to finish a Jewish fop – Lives Of The Most Remarkable Criminals Who have been Condemned and Executed for Murder, the Highway, Housebreaking, Street Robberies, Coining or other offences by Arthur L. Hayward
  7. If his playfellow hid himself behind a window curtain, Fop would, for a certain time, carefully pass that curtain, and look behind all the others, behind doors, etc. – Anecdotes of the Habits and Instinct of Animals by R. Lee
  8. She had heard that he was an exquisite- a fop in fact- perhaps of all other characters the one most repulsive to a young Creole: for, notwithstanding the natural disposition of these to become enamoured of fine personal appearance, it must be accompanied by certain qualities of mind, if not of the highest morality, or even intellectuality, yet differing altogether from the frivolous accomplishments of mere dandyism. –  by
  9. He would as soon be seen as not, and, vain fop that he was, he rather enjoyed the stirring of heads he felt would ensue when he moved up the aisle. – Bad Hugh by Mary Jane Holmes
  10. And what " fop tackle" did the dignified Judge of the Supreme Court wear in Boston at that date? – Customs and Fashions in Old New England by Alice Morse Earle
  11. A man precisely dressed, something of a fop with just a note of the " sport" in his get- up; a man to fear, a man cool, wary and dangerous- Maxim Waldron, in fact, the Billionaire's right- hand man and confidant. – The Air Trust by George Allan England
  12. Of course the account is absolutely true and the whole world could read it; only I don't intend a silly young fop shall think he can bully me on my own ship. – The Mutineers by Charles Boardman Hawes
  13. I'm getting to be quite a fop – Jane Cable by George Barr McCutcheon
  14. I know one thing at least, that I have just met Cornelia and that young fop George Hyde coming up the street together, as if they two alone were in the world. – The Maid of Maiden Lane by Amelia E. Barr
  15. Brave and honest fop – Mohun, or, The Last Days of Lee by John Esten Cooke
  16. A well- meaning, manicured young fop wholly surrounded by men who knew what they wanted! – The Valiants of Virginia by Hallie Erminie Rives
  17. The butterfly goes to martyrdom, the fop has to become fine. – Reviews by Oscar Wilde
  18. I thought it was some young fop of an amateur photographer. – One Day's Courtship The Heralds Of Fame by Robert Barr
  19. I know by the way in which that was said that there will be something more heard some day hence of our fop in checks. – The Iron Horse by R.M. Ballantyne
  20. Charlton's old, bitter aggressiveness, which had well- nigh died out under the sweet influences of Lurton's peacefulness, came back now, and he mentally pronounced the new chaplain a clerical humbug and an ecclesiastical fop and all such mild paradoxical epithets as he was capable of forming. – The Mystery of Metropolisville by Edward Eggleston