Usage examples for peer

  1. Brougham was made a peer soon enough for all purposes, and in the mean time he was removed altogether from the House of Commons. – A History of the Four Georges and of William IV, Volume IV (of 4) by Justin McCarthy and Justin Huntly McCarthy
  2. " I reckon he'll be a cripple for life," answered Wade, seriously, and now he stopped in his work to peer at Belllounds. – The Mysterious Rider by Zane Grey
  3. Rosemary went to it with keen interest and leaned over the table to peer in. – Master of the Vineyard by Myrtle Reed
  4. " I know the place well," said the peer. – The Everlasting Arms by Joseph Hocking
  5. Lord Temple, in reply, abstained from introducing any mention of the King's opinions or wishes, but avowed plainly that he had used his privilege as a peer to solicit an interview with his Majesty, and that at that interview " he had given his advice. – The Constitutional History of England From 1760 to 1860 by Charles Duke Yonge
  6. Fifty times in the first three hours he went forward to peer through the wind and the glaring sunshine for the first glimpse of the Isle of Man. – Capt'n Davy's Honeymoon 1893 by Hall Caine
  7. Another peer has made Epsom history in a different way. – Highways and Byways in Surrey by Eric Parker
  8. Bitter disappointment reigned in the hearts of all those who had hoped to see an English peer upon the English throne. – The Tangled Skein by Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
  9. Being a peer seemed to be very expensive, too. – My Little Sister by Elizabeth Robins
  10. Fear not, Sir, to touch the hand of a proscribed man, again; it is honest after its own fashion, and many is the peer and prince who keeps not so clean a palm. – The Water-Witch or, The Skimmer of the Seas by James Fenimore Cooper
  11. Here Nature was artist with no peer. – Rose and Roof-Tree Poems by George Parsons Lathrop
  12. Carefully, inch by inch, she drew it inward until there was space enough for her to peer through. – The Return of Tharn by Howard Carleton Browne
  13. Abruptly, it seemed to me that there was something wanting, and I leaned forward over the chancel gate to peer, holding the light high. – Carnacki, The Ghost Finder by William Hope Hodgson
  14. She held it a moment, gazing with a devouring fondness into her face, which she stooped a little sidewise to peer up into. – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  15. When in the Height of am'rous Fire, She cry'd, my Lord, I've one Desire, Tell me, my Peer, tell me, my Lord, Tell me, my Life, upon your Word, Who does it best, my Dame or me? – The Merry-Thought: or the Glass-Window and Bog-House Miscellany. Part 1 by Samuel Johnson [AKA Hurlo Thrumbo] Commentator: George R. Guffey
  16. On the 1st of January 1662, having been created a knight of the Order of the Holy Ghost, and in the following year a duke and peer, he took the title of Duc de Verneuil, and as such was sent to England in 1665 as ambassador extraordinary. – The Life of Marie de Medicis, Vol. 1 (of 3) by Julia Pardoe
  17. When he came to the edge of the shoulder, Arizona raised his head cautiously to peer over. – The Rangeland Avenger by Max Brand
  18. Josh stopped short to peer into his companion's face. – Will of the Mill by George Manville Fenn
  19. It is as well he should know it at first, as at last; and I don't think, if he were a gentleman, peer though he be, he would have been in this house to- night. – Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu