Usage examples for Perdue

  1. I will rest on my cot for a few minutes, and then I will go and take my poor little Marie Perdue on my bosom and rock her to sleep. – The Lost Lady of Lone by E.D.E.N. Southworth
  2. I have danced comme une perdue; it is not suitable for a woman of my age. – Boris Lensky by Ossip Schubin
  3. Salome prepared to retire, and in a few moments she also was at rest, with her little Marie Perdue in her arms. – The Lost Lady of Lone by E.D.E.N. Southworth
  4. An old Gold Pocket- piece, that hath lain perdue, e'er soe long, in our Dressing- table Drawer." – Mary Powell & Deborah's Diary by Anne Manning
  5. Napoleon persisted, and found it to be a note to the cook containing only the following words, " Gardez les entremetes- les rotis sont perdue." – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  6. Was she lying perdue because these people had come? – The Firefly Of France by Marion Polk Angellotti
  7. Perdue, what do you think of this for a club- house? – Duffels by Edward Eggleston
  8. By dint of good feeding, moreover, the mortal and malignant soul, which is confined in the belly, and which, by its raging and roaring, puts the irritable soul in the neighborhood of the heart in an intolerable passion, and thus renders men crusty and quarrelsome when hungry, is completely pacified, silenced, and put to rest; whereupon a host of honest, good- fellow qualities and kind- hearted affections, which had lain perdue, slily peeping out of the loopholes of the heart, finding this Cerberus asleep, do pluck up their spirits, turn out one and all in their holiday suits, and gambol up and down the diaphragm- disposing their possessor to laughter, good humor, and a thousand friendly offices towards his fellow- mortals. – Knickerbocker's History of New York, Complete by Washington Irving
  9. Pigou, from the lower deck of the washstand, interposed loudly: " Elle a vingt- quatr'ans- elle est perdue!" – The Story of Louie by Oliver Onions
  10. When the old nun came into her presence, she inquired: Sister Francoise, you showed a lady and gentleman through the asylum, this afternoon; they came into this room; they stopped and noticed little Marie Perdue particularly. – The Lost Lady of Lone by E.D.E.N. Southworth
  11. Il l'avait dressee dans l'art de gober des mouches, er l'y exercait continuellement, si bien qu'une mouche, du plus loin qu'elle apparaissait, etait une mouche perdue. – Sketches New and Old, Part 1. by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  12. It was for street and crowd- work; and the engine lying perdue in a coat pocket, might readily sally out to execution, and by clearing a great hall, a piazza, or so, carry an election by a choice way of polling, called knocking down. – The Works Of John Dryden, Vol. 7 (of 18) The Duke of Guise; Albion and Albanius; Don Sebastian by John Dryden
  13. It is led by Talbot, whose zeal sometimes degenerates into ostentation, as when he insists on exploring chinks into which the leanest lizard could not squeeze itself, and on running his stick through little heaps of mown grass where not a field- mouse could lie perdue. – Doctor Cupid by Rhoda Broughton