Definitions of Telephones

  1. An instrument for reproducing sounds especially articulate speech at a distance. ( Webster, 3rd ed)

Usage examples for Telephones

  1. To telephones, personal calls- the same answer; to notes- no answer at all. – The Belovéd Traitor by Frank L. Packard
  2. At the laboratory the doors were kept barred, the telephones disconnected. – The Coffin Cure by Alan Edward Nourse
  3. I am asked to explain, the Bishop announced, in opening the proceedings, that this document which we all recognise as being of surpassing importance, has been copied by Mr. Fenn, himself, and that since, copies have been distributed amongst the members, the front door of the building has been closed and the telephones placed under surveillance. – The Devil's Paw by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  4. The Assistant Commissioner sighed wearily, as one of his telephones set up a muted buzzing. – Fire-Tongue by Sax Rohmer
  5. It is not a question of brilliant inventions, of motor cars, telephones, magnificent hotels, luxury and comfort. – Heart and Soul by Victor Mapes (AKA Maveric Post)
  6. In connection with the work of Simpson at the base station, I must not forget the telephones. – South with Scott by Edward R. G. R. Evans
  7. An anxious wait ensued, then Cramer telephones: McCarthy just got out, mayor's orders. – Jimmy Kirkland and the Plot for a Pennant by Hugh S. Fullerton
  8. If there is no food in the cupboard the housewife does not nervously rattle the empty dishes; she telephones the grocer. – The Art of Public Speaking by Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein
  9. There are no telegraph lines, no telephones: the mail- packet is the only trustworthy medium of communication with the outer world, bringing friends, news, letters. – Chita: A Memory of Last Island by Lafcadio Hearn
  10. This is a town of 35, 000; they have banks, electric lights, telephones and an ice plant. – Our War with Spain for Cuba's Freedom by Trumbull White
  11. I haven't lived twenty- six years for nothing, and what I've seen, I've seen- and I've no near- sighted eyes to trouble me either; and what I've heard, I've heard, for my ears are good- regular long- distance telephones sometimes." – Flamsted quarries by Mary E. Waller
  12. And a third way is to go to the telephone, since there are telephones nowadays, and ring up whoever in the neighbourhood is of the greatest importance. – On Nothing & Kindred Subjects by Hilaire Belloc
  13. I mean to say, with pianos, ice- machines, telephones, objects of art, and servants, one saw that these woodsmen were not primitive in any true sense of the word. – Ruggles of Red Gap by Harry Leon Wilson
  14. Two telephones, which had not been removed since the Bank's occupancy, were arranged for and retained. – The Spoilers of the Valley by Robert Watson
  15. The training department also gave us pamphlets and notices about how to use the telephones and telling us to do certain things, as well as how our salary and commission were to be figured. – The Romance of a Great Store by Edward Hungerford
  16. I don't believe we could live without telephones now, do you? – Ted and the Telephone by Sara Ware Bassett
  17. They'd a good deal better spend it on telephones. – Polly and the Princess by Emma C. Dowd
  18. Two telephones began buzzing as the first strikers went into Sands Park. – In the Heart of a Fool by William Allen White
  19. Now, wouldn't it be just beautiful if we had telephones to heaven! – The Witness by Grace Livingston Hill Lutz
  20. Now we can have telephones at half the old price. – In a Little Town by Rupert Hughes