Usage examples for Tales

  1. He had not thought of this before, but now he could not think his pleasure would be quite the same if they sat together in state in that drawing- room he knew so well, while she told him the tales he had learned to delight in. – A Man's Hearth by Eleanor M. Ingram
  2. He would not tell tales, not he. – Leonore Stubbs by L. B. Walford
  3. Grahame's face grew quietly stern, Walthew's hot and flushed, and Macallister clenched his hand, for the tales they heard fired their blood. – The Coast of Adventure by Harold Bindloss
  4. Such an action would accord perfectly with tales that the young man had heard of this section of the country. – The Coming of the Law by Charles Alden Seltzer
  5. Dead men tell no tales, and they were not more silent than the Scrabbles, if, indeed, these had anything to tell. – Children of the Tenements by Jacob A. Riis
  6. However, I must tell no tales. – Cousin Betty by Honore de Balzac
  7. The results of Lamb's Elizabethan studies appeared in the excellent Tales from Shakespeare, which he wrote with his sister, and in his Specimens of English Dramatic Poets who wrote about the Time of Shakespeare. – Halleck's New English Literature by Reuben P. Halleck
  8. I also said that I should be much obliged if he would contrive that she should dance, even for nothing, at the carnival, and I begged him to warn her that, if I heard any tales about her when I came to Turin, our relations would be at an end. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  9. Ralph never said that there was any harm in my reading tales. – A Mummer's Wife by George Moore
  10. Well, he might have thought the other fellow had been telling tales, and that I had come out to have an eye on him, if he had known that I happened to see his mother just before I started. – No Hero by E.W. Hornung
  11. My imagination, always excitable, became worked up to a high pitch by tales of diamond caverns, flying horses, and mysterious Baloons under ground. – A Grandmother's Recollections by Ella Rodman
  12. It would not be the first time he had heard tales of the agent. – Antony Gray,--Gardener by Leslie Moore
  13. The tales were old. – A History of Witchcraft in England from 1558 to 1718 by Wallace Notestein
  14. It was a strange tale, but stranger tales than that were told in the old town from which we had sailed. – The Mutineers by Charles Boardman Hawes
  15. It's because dead men tell no tales. – Romance by Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
  16. A good many people have come back telling most pathetic tales of all they had to endure. – Back To Billabong by Mary Grant Bruce
  17. All A Street was alive with tales of them. – The Madigans by Miriam Michelson
  18. Both your tales I take for impossible, Yet take I his farther incredible. – A Select Collection of Old English Plays, Volume I. by R. Dodsley
  19. Such is the setting for the following tales. – Indian Legends of Vancouver Island by Alfred Carmichael