Usage examples for rhymes

  1. Even when at the convent she had been fond of repeating the infant rhymes with which they had sought to lull or to amuse her, but now the taste was more strongly developed. – Night and Morning, Volume 3 by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  2. He wasn't much on rhymes. – A Jolly Fellowship by Frank R. Stockton
  3. Then she had got the bottle from Randal, and had stolen out, meaning to touch her eyes with the water, and try whether that was the charm and whether she could find the treasure spoken of in the old rhymes. – The Gold Of Fairnilee by Andrew Lang
  4. For instance, suppose the word chosen be " Flat," those who are out of the room are informed that a word has been thought of that rhymes with " Cat," and they then have to act, without speaking, all the words they can think of that rhyme with " Cat." – Games For All Occasions by Mary E. Blain
  5. Scott, as usual, took the lead, limping along with great activity, and in joyous mood, giving scraps of border rhymes and border stories; two or three times in the course of our walk there were drizzling showers, which I supposed would put an end to our ramble, but my companions trudged on as unconcernedly as if it had been fine weather. – Abbotsford and Newstead Abbey by Washington Irving
  6. His rhymes began thus: " Ladies you had better leave off your high rolls Lest by extravagance you lose your poor souls Then haul out the wool, and likewise the tow 'Twill clothe our whole army we very well know." – Customs and Fashions in Old New England by Alice Morse Earle
  7. Counting- Out Rhymes To decide who is to begin a game there are various counting- out rhymes. – What Shall We Do Now?: Five Hundred Games and Pastimes by Dorothy Canfield Fisher
  8. The Good Old Nursery Rhymes. – Lady Daisy and Other Stories by Caroline Stewart
  9. Suffice it that these songs and rhymes of Chatterton have great beauties, apart from the age and position of their author. – Specimens with Memoirs of the Less-known British Poets, Vol. 3 by George Gilfillan
  10. They were very much such rhymes as we wrote when we were young. – The Martial Adventures of Henry and Me by William Allen White
  11. " I don't believe there is any harm in making rhymes. – A Little Maid of Old Maine by Alice Turner Curtis
  12. It was evidently appointed by Brother Thomas because the rhythm of his verse called for a month in one syllable, just as the year fourteen and three was selected because three rhymes with be and tree and just as Brother Thomas decided upon the number of thirty victims because thirty is the number of the Sarek reefs and coffins. – The Secret of Sarek by Maurice Leblanc
  13. Next time you come, you must tell me something about those old French rhymes that have come into fashion of late! – Home Again by George MacDonald
  14. By such men led, our press had ever been The public conscience of our noble isle, Severe and quick to feel a civic sin, To raise the people and chastise the times With such a heat as lives in great creative rhymes. – The Suppressed Poems of Alfred Lord Tennyson by Alfred Lord Tennyson
  15. On the whole the rhymes went pretty well, though there were difficulties, but with industry he got round them. – Lysbeth A Tale Of The Dutch by H. Rider Haggard
  16. Sometimes I run over a string of rhymes, but generally speaking it is strange what a short list it is of those that are good for anything. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  17. And, when I draw back from myself, and look better and more clearly, then I do feel, with you, that the writing a few letters more or less, reading many or few rhymes of any other person, would not interfere in any material degree with that power of yours- that you might easily make one so happy and yet go on writing 'Geraldines' and 'Berthas'- but- how can I, dearest, leave my heart's treasures long, even to look at your genius?... – The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, Vol. 1 (of 2) 1845-1846 by Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett
  18. They were amusing themselves making rhymes; from Mademoiselle de Chatillon he went to Montalais, and then to Mademoiselle de Tonnay- Charente. – Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  19. One writer inquires, Are these wild thoughts, thus fettered in my rhymes, Indeed the product of my heart and brain? – The Poet's Poet by Elizabeth Atkins
  20. When he has forgotten what was in his mind while he was writing that verse, he will be able to understand how feeble are his rhymes, but not till then. – The Eulogy of Richard Jefferies by Walter Besant