Usage examples for habitue

  1. In a town like Chippewa, Wisconsin- or in any other sort of town, for that matter- a prosperous garage knows more about the scandals of the community than does a barber- shop, a dressmaker- by- the- day, or a pool- room habitue. – Half Portions by Edna Ferber
  2. He listened with growing anxiety to the enumeration of the few points which were certain: the extinguishing of the electric lights in the gallery and the opening of the balustrade door, which was always kept closed and could only have been opened by some habitue, since, to turn the handle, one had to press a secret spring which kept it from moving. – Fruitfulness Fecondite by Emile Zola
  3. Some of my customers knew him by sight, told me that the man's name was Rateau, and that he was an habitue of the 'Liberte, ' in the Rue Christine. – The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy
  4. Any habitue of a London office might have deduced from their relentless energy and incorruptible diligence that they were under the eyes of some member of the firm. – The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle
  5. All the officials assembled at the Poivriere knew at least by sight the magistrate who now made his appearance, and Gevrol, an old habitue of the Palais de Justice, mechanically murmured his name: " M. Maurice d'Escorval." – Monsieur Lecoq by Emile Gaboriau
  6. It is no business of yours; you are not an habitue of the place. – Colonel Thorndyke's Secret by G. A. Henty
  7. And there was I but yesterday a doomed habitue of that repository of every virtue, Mr. Striker's office!" – Roderick Hudson by Henry James
  8. He walked out, as he had entered, preceding the guard, like some old habitue, who knows where he is going. – Monsieur Lecoq by Emile Gaboriau
  9. Knocking on the door in a peculiar way with the handle of his sword, he made himself known as an habitue of the house, and was promptly admitted- the door being carefully made fast again the moment he had entered. – Captain Fracasse by Theophile Gautier
  10. Time after time I have seen him committed to prison, until he became a hopeless prison habitue. – London's Underworld by Thomas Holmes
  11. I am told by an old habitue with whom I have had endless talks and who has taught me much, although he is a graceless rascal, that one man owns eight of these large establishments, and that he and his family live in respectability and wealth. – London's Underworld by Thomas Holmes
  12. I beg your pardon, papa, said a very pretty girl, entering, without, however, the slightest trace of apology or awe in her manner, and taking a chair with the self- possession and familiarity of an habitue of the room; but I knew it was not your habit to write late, so I supposed you were not busy. – The Twins of Table Mountain and Other Stories by Bret Harte
  13. There was another habitue of the same lodging, named Stoker, whose temperament was the very opposite to that of little Zook. – Charlie to the Rescue by R.M. Ballantyne
  14. Dear old Marny, with his big boiler amidships, his round, sunburned face shaded by a wide- brimmed, slouch hat- the one he wore when he lived with the Sioux Indians- loose red tie tossed over one shoulder, and rusty velveteen coat, was an old habitue. – The Veiled Lady and Other Men and Women by F. Hopkinson Smith
  15. I found afterwards from a lodging- house habitue that this man had been taking his revenge by distributing written copies of my name and address to all the lodging- house inmates, and advising them to call on me. – London's Underworld by Thomas Holmes