Dictionary.net

Usage examples for Sous

  1. You may buy her for twenty sous. – The Adventure of Living by John St. Loe Strachey
  2. The first were allowed four sous weekly; the second, six; the third, eight. – The Story of Paris by Thomas Okey
  3. But after she had received the five louis, her husband would often say to her, as though their purse were held in common: " Can you lend me a few sous?" – Eugenie Grandet by Honore de Balzac
  4. Yes, but there is a difference, dear, between Kolb and Cerizet- Kolb tramps about twenty leagues every day, spends fifteen or twenty sous, and brings us back seven and eight and sometimes nine francs of sales; and when his expenses are paid, he never asks for more than his wages. – Eve and David by Honore de Balzac
  5. This is perhaps the only country in Europe exempt from taxes; for the payment of a few sous annually from every householder cannot be considered as a tax. – A tour through some parts of France, Switzerland, Savoy, Germany and Belgium by Richard Boyle Bernard
  6. They are cut into two, four, six, and eight sous- pieces of Holland. – Old Jack by W.H.G. Kingston
  7. For sixteen sous daily they gave him a room to himself, with a little iron cot, a chair, and a table. – The Thin Red Line; and Blue Blood by Arthur Griffiths
  8. It's most extraordinary and I try to conceal it even to myself; but there's no doubt whatever about it- I'm not proud pour deux sous. – The Awkward Age by Henry James
  9. The day wages for a man are thirty sous, a woman's fifteen sous, feeding themselves. – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson
  10. As a matter of fact she not only does all this upon her twenty sous a day, but can even economize something which will enable her, when her youth and force decline, to start in business for herself. – Two Years in the French West Indies by Lafcadio Hearn
  11. But the dead season comes, that is, the summer, when Paris is in the country or at the sea; then we can earn never more than two francs, and often not more than thirty sous, when they clean the streets so much, and so carry away everything that little is left for us. – Prisoners of Poverty Abroad by Helen Campbell
  12. I think a quarter of an hour had elapsed, when I rose to depart, and then, to my surprise, I noticed the half- franc still on the table, but the sous piece was gone. – A Book of Ghosts by Sabine Baring-Gould
  13. We have now reached fifty- five sous, have we not? – Paris from the Earliest Period to the Present Day; Volume 1 by William Walton
  14. But on the days when only thirty sous remained at home he bravely went through Paris on foot. – Fruitfulness Fecondite by Emile Zola
  15. Where should he find another thirty sous for his poor? – Cathedrals and Cloisters of the South of France, Volume 1 by Elise Whitlock Rose
  16. " Two sous," he added, as Ercole produced his old sheepskin purse. – Whosoever Shall Offend by F. Marion Crawford
  17. And, so far as I have been able to follow the intricacies of the parochial politics, your life is not worth two sous in this country, my dear count. – The Isle of Unrest by Henry Seton Merriman
  18. I have seen M. Ferailleur- I wouldn't give ten sous for Valorsay's and Coralth's chances. – Baron Trigault's Vengeance Volume 2 (of 2) by Emile Gaboriau
  19. How else could one make the sous with which to live? – The Belovéd Traitor by Frank L. Packard
  20. " It costs six sous the 'septeree, '" she said. – Maitre Cornelius by Honore de Balzac
X