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Usage examples for snub

  1. Jewel's parents both looked on, more than half expecting a snub to meet the energetic onslaught. – Jewel's Story Book by Clara Louise Burnham
  2. As you, of course, will know who administered the snub, you can understand that it was peculiarly unpleasant. – Antony Gray,--Gardener by Leslie Moore
  3. I obeyed without even daring to feel the slightest snub, and if I were married to- morrow, I should kiss his toe in token of respect, and with a great deal more affection than I should kiss your half- bearded lips, sir." – The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope
  4. Why didn't you lose the old man and snub up one of the girls- marry her? – The Plow-Woman by Eleanor Gates
  5. Dick isn't sympathetic, because he happens to be in love with the young female, and though he occasionally abuses her himself, on the spur of a snub, he won't let me do it. – Set in Silver by Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
  6. She could not snub him in the face of an offered service; the only hope was to be brisk and matter- of- fact. – More About Peggy by Mrs G. de Horne Vaizey
  7. When the Christian volunteer arrived in camp he got a welcome and applause, but as a rule the Jew got a snub. – The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) Last Updated: February 18, 2009
  8. She looked at him as if she were going to snub him openly for using her name; but apparently she decided to do it covertly. – A Hazard of New Fortunes, Part Fifth by William Dean Howells
  9. " Go on," he said, waving amends for the snub he had administered. – Blindfolded by Earle Ashley Walcott
  10. None the less did he continue making frequent visits to the officers at head- quarters, and there the officers who met him on equal footing at Mr. Allison's table could not snub him. – A Tame Surrender, A Story of The Chicago Strike by Charles King
  11. He was not the man to give a woman more than one opportunity to snub him. – Throckmorton by Molly Elliot Seawell
  12. It gave her father a wicked pleasure to see her snub young Roper Bradley when he came with his mother to make their annual summer visit. – The Man Who Wins by Robert Herrick
  13. Such people, especially if single, receive many a snub which they do not deserve, and to a woman of this style a companion is almost necessary. – Manners and Social Usages by Mrs. John M. E. W. Sherwood
  14. With respect to features, the Roman nose, we think, is more characteristic of physicians; while among general practitioners, we should say, the more common of the two was the snub. – John Leech, His Life and Work. Vol. 1 by William Powell Frith
  15. Snub- nosed, nine- year- old Pony, whose two front teeth had come in quite too large for his mouth, Pony, with the quick- expanding pupils, and the temperament that would cope ill with disaster, addressed himself gaily to his supper and saw no sorrow anywhere. – The Power and the Glory by Grace MacGowan Cooke
  16. It wouldn't have been diminished for him moreover by her successful suppression of every sign that she felt his question a little of a snub. – The Awkward Age by Henry James
  17. The true musician would not snub so much as a musical critic. – The Note-Books of Samuel Butler by Samuel Butler
  18. If you could snub that Mr. Traffick, who is of all men the most atrocious. – Ayala's Angel by Anthony Trollope
  19. Game, quite apart from his state of mind with regard to the accident, had not forgotten his repulse at the hands of the new captain a week or two ago, nor had Bloomfield quite got over the indirect snub he had received on the same occasion. – The Willoughby Captains by Talbot Baines Reed
  20. He now perceived a distinct intention to snub him. – Indian Summer by William D. Howells
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