Usage examples for sixpence

  1. It used to cost the rest a shilling, for they drank wine; but I had a cut of meat for sixpence and bread for a penny, so that I was quite well served, nay, better than the rest, for they gave the waiter nothing." – Curiosities of Impecuniosity by H. G. Somerville
  2. There 's a sixpence to ye." – Alec Forbes of Howglen by George MacDonald
  3. There's Grannie not earning sixpence and there's me not earning sixpence and how is the rent to be paid, and us all to be kept in food and things? – Good Luck by L. T. Meade
  4. But they is only sixpence each, Which hardly pays to dress 'em. – Mr. Punch at the Seaside by Various
  5. You might as well offer him sixpence – The Grand Babylon Hotel by Arnold Bennett
  6. I owe no man a sixpence said Mr. to Mrs. Halfacre, the day all was concluded, and only one small mistake has been made by me, in going through so many complicated accounts, and for such large sums. – Autobiography of a Pocket-Hankerchief by James Fenimore Cooper
  7. It puzzled us afterwards that, though a bargain is a bargain, not one of us had stayed to claim his sixpence – The White Wolf and Other Fireside Tales by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  8. With a precious sixpence he bought a copy of The Mascot and studied it- there was a short story entitled " Mrs. Adair's Co." – Fortitude by Hugh Walpole
  9. Dad's got that kind to me since last night- he gived me a sixpence to buy sweets this morning when I hadn't asked. – Six Plays by Florence Henrietta Darwin
  10. Seven Shillings and Sixpence – The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex, Vol. I (1st edition) by Charles Darwin
  11. He got out of the carriage and grabbed the first newspaper that was thrust into his hand, gave the boy sixpence for it, and hurried away towards the entrance. – The World Peril of 1910 by George Griffith
  12. Some say he was took for the army just the same as if he hadn't sixpence – The Everlasting Arms by Joseph Hocking
  13. " For the whole sixpence – Hunger by Knut Hamsun
  14. " How can sixpence make you well? – Girls of the Forest by L. T. Meade
  15. They'd be about a shilling in Manchester shops, she decided, and they might be put down to sixpence – T. Tembarom by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  16. It was a mistake of course- he had thought it was a sixpence no doubt, but he had gone, and she had it. – Christopher Hibbault, Roadmaker by Marguerite Bryant
  17. And he tossed back the sixpence – The Adventures of a Three-Guinea Watch by Talbot Baines Reed
  18. I learned grammar, said he, when I was a private soldier on the pay of sixpence a day. – Self Help by Samuel Smiles
  19. After a very rough and boisterous rainy season, the price may be two shillings and sixpence or its equivalent, for four hundred of these mats, each mat being a little over two feet in length, but falling in bad times to two shillings and sixpence for five to six hundred. – West African studies by Mary Henrietta Kingsley
  20. Phyllida assured her mother she was working a peacock in blue and scarlet wool for the seat of a chair, and when Mrs. Courteen demanded why she was not sitting on her own balcony, for the privilege of possessing which she paid an additional five- and- sixpence a week in rent, the daughter protested the East wind chapped her ankles. – The Passionate Elopement by Compton Mackenzie