Usage examples for racy

  1. I do rather hope your royal mind Is naturally fond of something racy. – Gossip in the First Decade of Victoria's Reign by John Ashton
  2. His themes in public were those of an English gentleman; horses, dogs, game, sport, intrigue, scandal, politics, wines, the manly themes; with a condescension to ladies' tattle, and approbation of a racy anecdote. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  3. Miss Alcott's stories are thoroughly healthy, full of racy fun and humour ... – The Great Musicians: Rossini and His School by Henry Sutherland Edwards
  4. As in this interesting occupation the heads of the hostess and the guest approached each other, the glowing light playing cheerily on the countenance of each, there was an honest simplicity in the picture that would have merited the racy and vigorous genius of a Cruikshank. – Paul Clifford, Volume 1. by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  5. His readers are usually persons of leisure, if they have not always culture and taste; and the issue of the morning paper is to them what the appearance of the quarterly, heavy or racy, is to the cultivated American reader. – Thoughts on Educational Topics and Institutions by George S. Boutwell
  6. Such a voice, speaking at Shakspere's ear in an English nearly as racy and nervous as the incomparable old- new French of the original, was in itself a revelation. – Montaigne and Shakspere by John M. Robertson
  7. We have said that he seldom or never cried, but he sometimes laughed, and that not unfrequently; and when he did so you could not choose but hear, for his whole soul gushed out in his laugh, which was rich, racy, and riotous. – Sunk at Sea by R.M. Ballantyne
  8. While O'Driscoll was entertaining us with some racy anecdotes I was sent for by Captain Hudson into his cabin. – Hurricane Hurry by W.H.G. Kingston
  9. It is a remarkable fact that a considerable proportion of the familiar jests of almost any country, which are by its natives fondly believed to be " racy of the soil," are in reality common to other peoples widely differing in language and customs. – Flowers from a Persian Garden and Other Papers by W. A. Clouston
  10. In the hours of conversation with him, when I was posting him on the latest developments in America, his comments upon the leading characters of the time were most racy and witty. – My Memories of Eighty Years by Chauncey M. Depew
  11. The racy humor and cheerfulness and wisdom of the book make it wholly delightful. – The Passenger from Calais by Arthur Griffiths
  12. Mudge had seen a good deal of service, but he had not the happy knack of describing what had happened to him in the graphic, racy way poor Dick had of spinning a yarn. – Twice Lost by W.H.G. Kingston
  13. She began at the beginning- the very smallest possible beginning- instead of halfway through the narrative, as other grown- up people had a habit of doing, and went straight through to the end, noticing every detail, and describing it in racy, picturesque language. – A Houseful of Girls by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  14. The general reader has got an idea from the reviews that there's personal gossip in it, more or less racy. – Rose MacLeod by Alice Brown