Usage examples for recipient

  1. I cast a rapid and comprehensive glance on the brilliant apparition before me- the jewelled rings, the diamonds in the shell- like ears, the priceless fur coat- and with an expressive shrug of the shoulders I handed the dirty scrap of paper back to its fair recipient. – Castles in the Air by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
  2. I love to do good work, but wish no other praise than to know that the recipient of the act has been benefited thereby. – Miss Ellis's Mission by Mary P. Wells Smith
  3. No one of them can justly claim to be the exclusive recipient of " protection," which can only be afforded by increasing burdens on the " domestic industry" of the others. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  4. But the recipient merely bowed. – Cy Whittaker's Place by Joseph C. Lincoln
  5. Turning them over indifferently, he came suddenly on one small sealed note, inscribed as having been left 'by hand, ' addressed to him in the bold frank writing to which he had once, not so very long ago, felt such an inexplicable aversion when Mrs. Spruce was the recipient of a first letter from the same source. – God's Good Man by Marie Corelli
  6. At first, the recipient of the letter was at a loss what to make of it. – Lord John in New York by C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson
  7. She had been the recipient of Violet's secrets before. – The Keeper of the Door by Ethel M. Dell
  8. She has decided,- very much, I fear, at my wife's instigation, which I must own I regret,- to give the money to one of our family, and has been pleased to say that my cousin Adelaide shall be the recipient of her bounty. – Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope
  9. Sometimes- unlike the modern portraits of course- these were paid for by the recipient of the compliment. – Life in the Roman World of Nero and St. Paul by T. G. Tucker
  10. May was grateful to Miss Vanhansen, and went so far as to be flattered by her attentions even when they gave the recipient no pleasure. – A Houseful of Girls by Sarah Tytler
  11. It never occurred to her to ask herself the question: whether the recipient, under the circumstances, could have acted otherwise? – The White Gauntlet by Mayne Reid
  12. Harrison carried the copies containing complimentary write- ups of various enterprises and persons in town to the persons themselves and frequently returned with articles contributed by the recipient of the write- up. – Watch Yourself Go By by Al. G. Field
  13. So names were found me for things that I had long wished to speak of: I became recipient of earth's fairest treasures, which my yearning heart had so long sought for in vain: and how much have I to thank thee for since then, divine power of fancy and of poetry! – Tales From the 'Phantasus', etc. of Ludwig Tieck by Ludwig Tieck
  14. The utter lack of understanding for the symbolism of these gifts on the part of the recipient, can scarcely have escaped the notice of Montezuma’ s messengers and must have sorely puzzled their unfortunate master. – The Fundamental Principles of Old and New World Civilizations by Zelia Nuttall
  15. How its recipient had escaped instant death is a mystery. – African Camp Fires by Stewart Edward White
  16. The royal pour- suivants arrived some six days later, and Master Baine was the recipient of a curt summons to render himself to London, there to account for his breach of trust in having refused to perform his sworn duty. – The Sea-Hawk by Raphael Sabatini
  17. Of course this 'sympathetic' message was not read by its intended recipient at the time of its arrival. – God's Good Man by Marie Corelli
  18. Now and then a registered letter would arrive, and this always created considerable sensation in the room, and if the legal recipient did not happen to be present, Miss Harriet never breathed a quiet breath until he or she had been sent for, had taken the letter, and given her a receipt. – The Late Mrs. Null by Frank Richard Stockton
  19. A Frenchman loves to talk of himself; therefore Saint- Clair was the unwilling recipient of many confidences. – Abbé Aubain and Mosaics by Prosper Mérimée