Usage examples for pew

  1. Governor Penn had his pew in the south gallery. – A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia by Amanda Minnie Douglas
  2. Nearly a month had passed when he again occupied his pew. – An Ambitious Man by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  3. All eyes were of course on the squire's pew. – Ten Thousand a-Year. Volume 1. by Samuel Warren
  4. They sit on the further side, in a very expensive pew, while papa thinks we can afford only a side seat near the door. – Without a Home by E. P. Roe
  5. Well, I'm glad I've taken a pew. – Annie Kilburn A Novel by W. D. Howells
  6. The Chief's own particular place in the pew was its central point. – Toronto of Old by Henry Scadding
  7. Squire Jones' pew is next but two to mine; and when I stand up to prayers and take my coat tail under my arm, and turn my back to the minister, I naturally look right straight at Sally Jones. – The Portland Sketch Book by Various
  8. She took children too hard, both for good and for evil, and had an oppressive air of expecting subtle things of them, so that going to see her was a good deal like being taken to church and made to sit in a front pew. – Washington Square by Henry James
  9. " Perhaps I'm in the wrong pew after all," he thought; but as he looked about him he recognized the ghost- room furniture of his boyhood. – Victor Ollnee's Discipline by Hamlin Garland
  10. Why, if you stood here now, freed from this devilish disguise, the old, fat, sluggish fellow that sat and yawned his head off under my eyes in his pew the Sunday before last, if I know anything about human nature I'd say it to your face, and a fig for your vanity and resignation- your last state would be worse than the first. – The Return by Walter de la Mare
  11. He must, she supposed, be imagining that they were married, seeing her at the head of the table, in the family pew. – Balloons by Elizabeth Bibesco
  12. This was exactly opposite our large " Squire's Pew" across the aisle. – Fifty-One Years of Victorian Life by Margaret Elizabeth Leigh Child-Villiers, Countess of Jersey
  13. And below them, stretched at full length on a pew in the church, Hank Morley also slept. – Sube Cane by Edward Bellamy Partridge
  14. I have been to see her, and she has been thanking me for having suggested the making way for fresh comers in a pew. – More Bywords by Charlotte M. Yonge
  15. Mr. Force bowed his acknowledgment of her apology, and then led her up to the pew occupied by his wife and daughters, and introduced her as follows: " Mrs. Col. – Her Mother's Secret by Emma D. E. N. Southworth
  16. But he did not once look at the Brookfield pew. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  17. My shoulder struck the corner of a pew front, and brought me up, half stunned. – Carnacki, The Ghost Finder by William Hope Hodgson
  18. His Majesty himself was there upon the second day; and sat in the midst of the table, at the upper end, with the Duke beside him, and the great officers round about; amongst whom I marked my Lord Shaftesbury, who I was beginning to think knew more of the plot than had appeared; Dr. Oates stood in a little pew at one side, so that when he turned to speak I could see his face. – Oddsfish! by Robert Hugh Benson
  19. " I am so glad we asked Mr. Dare into our pew, Ruth. – The Danvers Jewels, and Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley
  20. Helena, clutching at the back of the next pew, stood up with the rest. – The Awakening of Helena Richie by Margaret Deland