Usage examples for quaint

  1. They had returned some time before to the St. John cottage, and she had at last written him a letter " straight from her heart," on the quaint secretary in the library, as he had dreamed possible on the first evening of their acquaintance. – His Sombre Rivals by E. P. Roe
  2. He made her a quaint old- fashioned bow, turned, and peeped across the walk at Carden. – The Tracer of Lost Persons by Robert W. Chambers
  3. It was so peculiar that on several occasions, I was on the point of asking Adelaide what she thought of a road that could be up- hill and down- hill in the same place, and at the same time; but the child had so many quaint and beautiful thoughts of her own that I hesitated to disturb her mind. – The Bishop and the Boogerman by Joel Chandler Harris
  4. A quaint yet magnificent spectacle. – Tarrano the Conqueror by Raymond King Cummings
  5. With numerous quaint illustrations, 1 vol. – The Children of the World by Paul Heyse
  6. Once inside the church, we realise that the windows are well worth a visit, particularly to one seeking quaint details in glass, for there are many such here. – Stained Glass Tours in France by Charles Hitchcock Sherrill
  7. Their father's quaint kindness and Wilfrid's treachery had fixed her there, perhaps for good. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  8. Dear old Don had a way of saying quaint things that meant much. – The Orchard of Tears by Sax Rohmer
  9. The hands of the clock in the quaint water- tower La Samaritaine pointed at five to eight. – The Grey Cloak by Harold MacGrath
  10. 4. Across the desert he traveled alone, and over strange seas, and through quaint foreign villages. – The Century Handbook of Writing by Garland Greever Easley S. Jones
  11. Now that he was grown to the ripeness of manhood he was still looked upon as being- to use a quaint expression-" slack," or " not jest right." – Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates by Howard I. Pyle
  12. Mr. Medwin accepted the suggestion, taking off his hat as he crossed the threshold, and soon found himself in the quaint sitting- room where, but two days since, Hugo Jocelyn had told Innocent all her true history. – Innocent Her Fancy and His Fact by Marie Corelli
  13. A good example of this is the setting of Goethe's " Haideroslein," which is full of quaint grace and simplicity. – The Great German Composers by George T. Ferris
  14. Then he took her by the hand, and the quaint pair proceeded along the mysterious- looking forest until they came to the part Nancy loved best. – The Rainbow Book Tales of Fun & Fancy by Mabel Henriette Spielmann
  15. The quaint expression brought a smile. – The Place Beyond the Winds by Harriet T. Comstock
  16. How quaint of you! – The Man and the Moment by Elinor Glyn
  17. There is some fashion, in a fudgy, quaint way, here in Munich; but it is not exhibited in dress for the opera. – Saunterings by Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 22, 2009
  18. This quaint reflection and delicate compliment broke the bird's spell and made Pepeeta laugh,- a laugh as musical and sweet as the song of the bird itself. – The Redemption of David Corson by Charles Frederic Goss
  19. Again that quaint language! – Missy by Dana Gatlin
  20. Good in its quaint English. – Literature for Children by Orton Lowe