Usage examples for Steen

  1. " I suppose," said George, " that if Mr. Steen is the best man to second me at the hustings, he is a good speaker?" – Kenelm Chillingly, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  2. There is a good little picture by Steen which represents a doctor pretending to operate on a man who imagines himself to be sick: an old woman is holding a basin, the invalid is shrieking desperately, and a few curious neighbors, convulsed with laughter, look on from a window. – Holland, v. 1 (of 2) by Edmondo de Amicis
  3. The car made a leisurely progress up past the old Steen castle and the Quai landing, Kirkwood sitting quietly, the gladstone bag under his hand, a searching gaze sweeping the waterside. – The Black Bag by Louis Joseph Vance
  4. Quick, Steen, build up the fire! – Why the Chimes Rang: A Play in One Act by Elizabeth Apthorp McFadden
  5. This calls to memory a visit to the Steen, the old Spanish prison built in the eighth century in the city of Antwerp. – See America First by Orville O. Hiestand
  6. In reality she had found its beauty and comfort far beyond her expectations, had clapped her hands in surprise when she was conducted by the marquise through the new abode, and, under the guidance of the house steward Steen, had been shown the kitchen, the stable, the four horses, and the garden. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  7. Parsons became a Major- General in the Confederate army, and Clark, Slack, Steen and Rains Brigadier- Generals. – The Struggle for Missouri by John McElroy
  8. The cooks were carrying the evening meal; and the whole place afforded such an interior- as Jan Steen would have viewed with rapture, and Wilkie have been delighted to copy. – A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume Two by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
  9. I might, of course, say Jan Steen; and is it not certain that both Terburg and Steen, working under the same conditions, would not have produced drawings very like Keene's? – Modern Painting by George Moore
  10. Frequently, indeed, they are the same jolly drinking parties, or the meetings of boors; but in other masters the object is, for the most part, to depict a certain situation, either quiet or animated, whilst in Jan Steen is generally to be found action more or less developed, together with all the reciprocal relations and interests between the characters which spring from it. – Anecdotes of Painters, Engravers, Sculptors and Architects and Curiosities of Art (Vol. 3 of 3) by S. Spooner
  11. Up to Wednesday night it was an even break- steen points all. – At Good Old Siwash by George Fitch
  12. It sounds poetic and it looks picturesque,- like a picture by Teniers or Jan Steen,- but it is not a habit conducive to repose. – Americans and Others by Agnes Repplier
  13. In the first tale, " The Adventures of Jan Van Steen," the hero is left hidden in a boiler under which a fire is lit. – The Life of Robert Louis Stevenson for Boys and Girls by Jacqueline M. Overton
  14. The Swedes resisted until the year 1497, when Hans defeated Steen Sture's army and was declared king of Sweden. – The Story of Norway by Hjalmar H. Boyesen
  15. George understood the hint, and is carried off meekly by Mr. Steen down the solitude of the plantations. – Kenelm Chillingly, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton