Usage examples for instruments

  1. He let it warm up, watching his instruments. – The Golden Skull by John Blaine
  2. Such charges pass me like the idle wind; A man who has right work in mind Must choose the instruments most fitting. – Faust by Goethe
  3. Unable to stand on the hot floor, unable to escape from the room in which he had become trapped, he had lain down on the instruments and his writhings near the key had sent those tangled messages that the operator on the Itasca had not been able to understand. – The Boy With the U. S. Life-Savers by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  4. It is to be remembered, too, that he always wrought with inferior instruments. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  5. That's why the chair has to have all those funny instruments built into it. – Anything You Can Do ... by Gordon Randall Garrett
  6. Bohetzad, shaken in his resolution by this discourse, ordered the instruments of death to be again removed, and the minister to be conducted back to prison. – Eastern Tales by Many Story Tellers by Various
  7. Chinese Musical Instruments date from that time. – Seven Maids of Far Cathay by Bing Ding, Ed.
  8. We are only instruments in his hands, which he may lay aside, or use according to his good pleasure. – Letters of Madam Guyon by P. L. Upham
  9. " The instruments," MacFife said, pointing. – Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet by Harold Leland Goodwin
  10. No doubt they were fortunate in their choice of instruments. – A Preface to Politics by Walter Lippmann
  11. What was lacking were the instruments of leadership. – The Black Experience in America The Immigrant Heritage of America by Norman Coombs
  12. Tennyson considers the chief instruments of human progress to be a vast increase of knowledge and of political organization. – Browning's Shorter Poems by Robert Browning
  13. Then, my master made strange passes about the instruments and the village was shown in the ball. – Indirection by Everett B. Cole
  14. There among the flowers were hundreds of tiny beings, some playing on tiny reed instruments and flower horns, while others sang. – Raggedy Ann Stories by Johnny Gruelle
  15. It is, like these instruments, a means and not an end. – Definitions by Henry Seidel Canby
  16. The high tones of the instruments and voices I do not hear if I am a little way off. – Beethoven: A Memoir (2nd Ed.) by Elliott Graeme
  17. I cannot confirm it, because I can confirm the character of none of Mr. Hastings's instruments. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. XII. (of XII.) by Edmund Burke
  18. Patients refuse it, partly because of the imperfection of the instruments; but I have at last improved them. – Catherine de' Medici by Honore de Balzac
  19. And he had prepared not merely the special instruments of war, but also the tributary business on this scale of modern magnitude: he had converted his state into a powerful war machine. – The World Decision by Robert Herrick
  20. " Right on course, unless those instruments are haywire, which of course they're not," he murmured. – Dave Dawson at Casablanca by Robert Sydney Bowen