Usage examples for tellers

  1. There are tellers of stories in Russia who have a more vivid sense of what pain in fiction may be. – The Soul of Man by Oscar Wilde
  2. You not only have to balance your friend the cash book, you've got four tellers to balance, and they have everything beat for bulls. – A Canadian Bankclerk by J. P. Buschlen
  3. The roll- call was immediately ordered by the chair and the tellers took their places. – The Facts of Reconstruction by John R. Lynch
  4. Whenever the position of a ruling class has been threatened, the ruling class has crucified the truth- tellers. – The Debs Decision by Scott Nearing
  5. And yet, how do I know even that, for I have only been told so; and the tellers themselves were only told so by this Unseen Power; and suppose it has made a mistake or has some private ends to serve! – The Burning Spear by John Galsworthy
  6. And, listening, we heard the solemn warnings of Daniel, the sorrowful forebodings of Jeremiah, and, above all, the ironical voice of Isaiah:- " Let them stand up and save thee, Mappers of heavens, Planet observers, Tellers of new moons, From what must befall thee." – By Desert Ways to Baghdad by Louisa Jebb
  7. Why is it, then, that women story- tellers have not thrust themselves thru the open stage door to become more effective competitors of the men playwrights? – A Book About the Theater by Brander Matthews
  8. He means that the government whips shall not be made the tellers, in which case each member is free to vote as he thinks best without a breach of party loyalty, and the result, whatever it may be, is not regarded as a defeat for the cabinet. – The Government of England (Vol. I) by A. Lawrence Lowell
  9. St. Patrick gave his blessing to minstrels and story- tellers and to all craftsmen of Ireland-" and to them that profess it be it all happiness." – Irish Nationality by Alice Stopford Green
  10. " That reminds me," as tale- tellers say, of an incident among the hills, which was interesting, though far from singular in my experience. – Home-Life of the Lancashire Factory Folk during the Cotton Famine by Edwin Waugh
  11. Some offer gifts to various shrines, others say prayer after prayer, still others strike bells to give warning to evil spirits that they have offered up their petitions to Buddha, others hang eagerly on the words of fortune tellers. – The Critic in the Orient by George Hamlin Fitch
  12. That's a thing story- tellers never do, you know, she laughed. – The Best Ghost Stories by Various
  13. The tellers and book- keepers were selected from among our own people. – The Allen House or Twenty Years Ago and Now by T. S. Arthur
  14. But the mode of transmission is quite different and definitely traceable and, for the most part, the tales remain entirely unchanged; whereas, in the true folk tale, the popular story- tellers exercised their choice, modifying incidents and giving local colour. – Europa's Fairy Book by Joseph Jacobs
  15. Yes, Guert innocently replied; I find it easy to believe that; for, it is a common saying, among our people, that the German and Low Dutch fortune- tellers are the best known. – Satanstoe by James Fenimore Cooper
  16. His genial humor which has brightened life for so many thousands of readers; his tender pathos which brings tears to the eyes of those who seldom weep over imaginary or even real grief or pain; his rollicking gayety which makes one enjoy good food and good drink in his tales almost as much as if one really shared in those feasts he was so fond of describing; his keen sympathy with the poor and the suffering; his flaming anger against injustice and cruelty that resulted in so many great public reforms; his descriptive power that makes the reader actually see everything that he depicts- all these traits of Dickens' genius go to make him the unquestioned leader of our modern story tellers. – Modern English Books of Power by George Hamlin Fitch
  17. When mother whipped thee for listening to fortune- tellers and wasting thy substance. – Unknown to History A Story of the Captivity of Mary of Scotland by Charlotte M. Yonge
  18. I remember hearing of two notorious tellers of stories being pitted against each other, for an evening's amusement, when one was driven as a last resource to recounting that " Mary had a little lamb." – From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life by Captain A. T. Mahan
  19. We remark, by the by, that these privileged truth tellers are quite a necessary of life to young ladies in the full tide of society, and we really think it would be worth while for every dozen of them to unite to keep a person of this kind on a salary, for the benefit of the whole. – The May Flower, and Miscellaneous Writings by Harriet Beecher Stowe
  20. Fortune- tellers generally ask to look at one's palm. – Grace Harlowe's Golden Summer by Jessie Graham Flower