Usage examples for Roles

  1. Rossini seems to have fallen in love with her art and herself, and he wrote ten roles for her. – The Love Affairs of Great Musicians, Volume 2 by Rupert Hughes
  2. These reminiscences are painful to me, but they recur to my mind even against my will; for no year of the Empire was marked by more fetes, more triumphant entries, or more popular rejoicings, than that which preceded the disastrous year of 1812. Some of the actors of the French Theater at Paris had accompanied the court to Holland, and Talma there played the roles of Bayard and d'Orosmane; and M. Alissan de Chazet directed at Amsterdam the performance by French comedians of a vaudeville in honor of their Majesties, the title of which I have forgotten. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  3. The principal roles were all represented; and if occasionally a re- enforcement was required, they could almost always pick up some provincial actress, or even an amateur, at a pinch. – Captain Fracasse by Theophile Gautier
  4. Your place at one of the little tables upon the sidewalk is that of a wayside spectator: and as the performers go by, in some measure acting or looking their parts already, as if in preparation, you guess the roles they play, and name them comedians, tragedians, buffoons, saints, beauties, sots, knaves, gladiators, acrobats, dancers; for all of these are there, and you distinguish the principles from the unnumbered supernumeraries pressing forward to the entrances. – The Guest of Quesnay by Booth Tarkington
  5. Albanians as individuals tended to take religion lightly, and the Muslim, Eastern Orthodox, and Roman Catholic religions that had been brought by conquerors did not play major roles in shaping national traditions or in strengthening national unity. – Area Handbook for Albania by Eugene K. Keefe Sarah Jane Elpern William Giloane James M. Moore, Jr. Stephen Peters Eston T. White
  6. The roles were discussed and partially distributed. – Balzac by Frederick Lawton
  7. I was about to ask Sid who was going to play Lady Mack if Miss Nefer wasn't, or, if she were going to double the roles, shouldn't I help her with the change? – No Great Magic by Fritz Reuter Leiber
  8. Say to me that I am never to dance again, and I swear to you that my foot shall never more step upon the stage; command that all my roles shall be given to the Cochois, I will myself hand them to her and pray her to accept them. – Berlin and Sans-Souci by Louise Muhlbach
  9. So long as he had moved among them, all he knew for friends had performed their petty altruistic roles,- had discharged their small human obligations,- had kept turned toward him the least selfish side of their natures,- had made with him a tolerably equitable exchange of ideas and of favors; and after his disappearance from their midst, they had duly mourned for his loss- to themselves! – Chita: A Memory of Last Island by Lafcadio Hearn
  10. You two have fulfilled your roles and have striven within the limits of your capacity. – Japan Will Turn Ablaze! by Barbara R. Sims
  11. We have not considered as we ought the dreadful energy of a state in which the property has nothing to do with the government Reflect, my dear Sir, reflect again and again, on a government in which the property is in complete subjection, and where nothing roles but the mind of desperate men. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. V. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  12. " Nevertheless in the Warsaw Theater she will play the second- best roles," interposed Kotlicki. – The Comedienne by Wladyslaw Reymont
  13. The roles of Parliament and the King's council are starting to differentiate into legislative and executive, respectively. – Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed. by S. A. Reilly
  14. What if, due to a mishap, the roles were reversed? – Moral Deliberations in Modern Cinema by Sam Vaknin
  15. They give them the most important roles. – The Comedienne by Wladyslaw Reymont
  16. At any rate, the delineation of different roles must have been at all times strictly in character. – The Dramatic Values in Plautus by Wilton Wallace Blancke
  17. However, parts, and minor roles, were entrusted to Alfred. – Watch Yourself Go By by Al. G. Field
  18. We must achieve a more rigorous administration of our development assistance, with larger roles for private investors, for other industrialized nations, and for international agencies and for the recipient nations themselves. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  19. Here he sat among men and women expressly chosen by Peter for their roles, in this room whose design Peter had personally approved, in this building that was only one of many representing the company that Peter Jones had founded, in this little town to which he had brought international recognition. – Undo-a-Novel-By-Joe-Hutsko by Hutsko, Joe
  20. The curious visit, with its whiff of the outside world, had been packed with clutching reminders of things that had had pleasant part in his past- reminders of society nights when, for sweet charity's sake, he had played those old mimic roles. – The Long Lane's Turning by Hallie Erminie Rives