Usage examples for Quitting

  1. He almost made up his mind to take a brief trip to Chicago, on quitting the cove; perhaps there would be something in Lahoma's next letter to force a decision. – Lahoma by John Breckinridge Ellis
  2. You may continue indefinitely your residence here at Arwenack, and you have been wise, I think, in quitting the loneliness of Godolphin Court. – The Sea-Hawk by Raphael Sabatini
  3. Before quitting the city he and his companions consulted the oracle of the sacred bull. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  4. We have received letters from him; he is quitting St. Petersburg. – The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux
  5. The two most beautiful things with which we are acquainted, are a graceful and high- bred woman entering or quitting a drawing- room, more particularly the last, and a man- of- war leaving her anchorage in a moderate breeze, and when not hurried for time. – Jack Tier or The Florida Reef by James Fenimore Cooper
  6. Even on quitting Epernay, I had noticed it to my companion. – A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume Two by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
  7. The wife returns to land with her booty, and the husband quitting the rock joins his stock to hers; and they repair either to some neighbouring cavern or to their hut. – A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson by Watkin Tench
  8. If I do become their member, I must go up to town as soon as elected, and I don't think it will do for my little wife to be quitting her home to travel about just now. – East Lynne by Mrs. Henry Wood
  9. Before quitting Cuzco, he sent Orgonez with a strong force against the Inca, not caring to leave the capital exposed in his absence to further annoyance from that quarter. – History-of-the-Conquest-of-Peru-with-a-preliminary-view-of-the-civilization-of-the-Incas by Prescott, William Hickling
  10. Quitting the column, he came to where she stood. – The Proud Prince by Justin Huntly McCarthy
  11. Louisa silently let go her companions' hands, and quitting the dance, ran up to Leonora to inquire what was the matter with her. – The Bracelets by Maria Edgeworth
  12. Preparations for landing had been going on during the day, and everything was ready for quitting the ship. – The Crack of Doom by Robert Cromie
  13. Then I will go and write my letters now, said the baron, quitting the room. – The Sowers by Henry Seton Merriman
  14. The chances are in favor of his being a dead man within twenty- four hours of his quitting his present shelter. – The Duke Decides by Headon Hill
  15. Rest is not quitting The busy career; Rest is the fitting Of self to its sphere. – Quiet Talks on Service by S. D. Gordon
  16. And in any event she hated the very thought of quitting Turnhill before the Chronicle was definitely out. – Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett
  17. In the reigns of Constantine and his sons, hundreds of Christians, both men and women, quitting the pleasures and trials of the busy world, withdrew one by one into the Egyptian desert, where the sands are as boundless as the ocean, where the sunshine is less cheerful than darkness, to spend their lonely days and watchful nights in religious meditation and in prayer. – History Of Egypt From 330 B.C. To The Present Time, Volume 11 (of 12) by S. Rappoport
  18. Why, Captain, who's talking of quitting the country? – The Prodigal Judge by Vaughan Kester