Usage examples for selfsame

  1. Doubtless, if we had records of the life led by the founders of this palace, we should find that it also was largely Saracenic, and that from Bari, Lucera, Salerno, and elsewhere, many a turbaned scholar or merchant brought the grace and luxury of the East, and fired the latent sense of beauty in Italian hearts much as in olden days the Greeks had touched the selfsame strings. – Naples Past and Present by Arthur H. Norway
  2. With my staff from rock to rock, and my weight thrown backward, I broke the sledd's too rapid way, and brought my grown love safely out, by the selfsame road which first had led me to her girlish fancy, and my boyish slavery. – Lorna Doone, A Romance of Exmoor by R. D. Blackmore
  3. The life of Schweizer was spared and Franz, instead of being torn limb from limb, was derisively pardoned by his great- souled brother and then, amid mocking laughter, thrust into the selfsame dungeon in which he had confined his father. – The Life and Works of Friedrich Schiller by Calvin Thomas
  4. Sir, I am old enough to call to mind The first fierce frenzies for the selfsame end, The fruit of which was to endow this man, The object of your apprehension now, With such a might as could not be withstood By all of banded Europe, till he roamed And wrecked it wantonly on Russian plains. – The Dynasts An Epic-Drama Of The War With Napoleon, In Three Parts, Nineteen Acts, And One Hundred And Thirty Scenes by Thomas Hardy
  5. Under the selfsame blue, over the same old green, Wander together the near, and wander the far- away races, And old Homer's sun, lo! – The Life and Works of Friedrich Schiller by Calvin Thomas
  6. We have seldom had so romantic an experience as having a countess as a patient along with the American doughboys and in the selfsame hospital. – The Red Cross Girls with Pershing to Victory by Margaret Vandercook
  7. To tell you the truth, I was so worried lately I sent fer the latest Baptist preacher and put this question up to him, and all he did was to read this selfsame verse out of St. Matthew as though I hadn't read and studied over it more'n a hundred times. – The Loves of Ambrose by Margaret Vandercook
  8. For three days this selfsame crowd has followed him, and stared at him, and cheered him, but their ardour remains undiminished. – Rome in 1860 by Edward Dicey
  9. When finally they had come near the cabin, Ambrose sat down on the selfsame stump where he had waited so long for Emily on the afternoon of their first meeting, and since he would not go inside the house Miner went in without him, promising to bring back news. – The Loves of Ambrose by Margaret Vandercook
  10. And every year, on the selfsame night, at the selfsame hour, the wounds of the knight Albert broke out afresh, and tormented him with agony. – Good Stories For Great Holidays Arranged for Story-Telling and Reading Aloud and for the Children's Own Reading by Frances Jenkins Olcott
  11. Came fate on each, and in the selfsame hour? – Suppliant Maidens and Other Plays by AEschylus
  12. Who knows if, on some after day, Your lips shall utter in its stead A welcome, and the broken thread Be joined again, the selfsame way? – Robert F. Murray his poems with a memoir by Andrew Lang by Robert F. Murray
  13. Just what they sang over her, and the selfsame youths must do it. – A Hungarian Nabob by Maurus Jókai
  14. The third act takes place on that selfsame evening. – Stories of the Wagner Opera by H. A. Guerber
  15. His eyes flashed with a strange gleam, the selfsame gleam that his friends had seen upon various occasions, when after a brief dispute or an insulting word, he raised his glove in a gesture of challenge. – The Last Lion and Other Tales by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez Commentator: Mariano Joaquin Lorente