Usage examples for townsman

  1. Together they carried the box up through the town, and Peer was so much of a townsman already that he felt a little ashamed to find himself walking through the streets, holding one end of a trunk, with a peasant- girl at the other. – The Great Hunger by Johan Bojer
  2. Gentlemen- Mr Mayor- I venture to call for three cheers for the greatest centre forward in England, our fellow- townsman. – The Card, A Story Of Adventure In The Five Towns by Arnold Bennett
  3. The point now was to get as much out of these people as possible, to fleece a stranger and a townsman into the bargain to the best of his ability. – The Son of His Mother by Clara Viebig
  4. He was standing, gazing lazily up at the brown cliffs with his straw hat tilted backwards, his hands in his pockets, and his whole person presenting as fair a picture as one could desire of lazy, quiescent strength- a striking contrast to the nervous, wiry townsman at his side. – The Slave Of The Lamp by Henry Seton Merriman
  5. At home, he kept a table, plain, but sufficient for a considerable number; to which any poor townsman had free access, and so might support himself without labor, with his whole time left free for public duties. – Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans by Clough, Arthur Hugh
  6. The speaker was, it appeared, a fellow- townsman of Bendigo's, and his recollection of him went back for nearly forty years, at which time his state was so bad that Mr. Dupee, then a lad, used to walk behind him through the streets of Nottingham praying that he might be forgiven. – Faces and Places by Henry William Lucy
  7. " Cyrus," he began, " you are my boyhood friend and my fellow townsman and neighbor. – Cy Whittaker's Place by Joseph C. Lincoln
  8. " We print in our supplement to- day a sonnet from the pen of Willie Shakespeare, son of our esteemed townsman, Squire John Shakespeare. – Eugene Field, A Study In Heredity And Contradictions by Slason Thompson
  9. The townsman passing a field of sheep finds it difficult to believe that the shepherd can distinguish between one and another of them with as much certainty as if they were his children. – The Pleasures of Ignorance by Robert Lynd
  10. This being is not the uncouth beast thirsting for blood, or the townsman counting his profits- it is the human being, clean in body and alive with love. – The Created Legend by Feodor Sologub
  11. In the midst of Paris I lived like a steady, commonplace townsman; and therefore when I married I desired to be wedded under the sanction of the Church, although in this country the civil marriage is fully recognised by society. – The Prose Writings of Heinrich Heine by Heinrich Heine
  12. Coniston was proud of Jethro, prouder of him than ever since his last great victory in the Legislature, which brought the Truro Railroad through to Harwich and settled their townsman more firmly than ever before in the seat of power. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  13. While we continued here, I took a trip to Sir Rowland Hill's division, where I had a townsman, an officer in the 28th, but had not the satisfaction of seeing him. – Twenty-Five Years in the Rifle Brigade by William Surtees
  14. And so on and so forth for the better part of a second column, with a brief summary in Editor Tompkins' best style- which was a very dramatic and moving style indeed- of the circumstances, as recalled by old residents, of the ancient tragedy, and a short sketch of the deceased Bledsoe, the facts regarding him being drawn from the same veracious sources; and at the end of the article was a somewhat guarded but altogether sympathetic reference to the distressful recollections borne for so long and so patiently by an esteemed townsman, with a concluding paragraph to the effect that though the gentleman in question had declined to make a public statement touching on the remarkable disclosures now added thus strangely as a final chapter to the annals of an event long since occurred, the writer felt no hesitancy in saying that appreciating, as they must, the motives which prompted him to silence, his fellow citizens would one and all join the editor of the Daily Evening News in congratulating him upon the lifting of this cloud from his life. – The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story by Various
  15. But Mr. Trigger knew his townsman well, and was used to him. – Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope
  16. A townsman demanded the price. – A Ramble of Six Thousand Miles through the United States of America by S. A. Ferrall
  17. So came Birdalone by that bower wherein she had slept that first night she came to the castle; and she reined up to look on it; and as she sat there gazing, came a man out from it clad as a man of religion; and her heart beat quick, and she was like to fall from her horse, for there came into her mind what the townsman had said, that the Black Squire had gone into religion. – The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris
  18. He came up to me like the gentleman he is, and just as I had been openly cut by townsman after townsman. – The Master of the Ceremonies by George Manville Fenn
  19. Before the struggle had fairly commenced, his career was cut short by an early death; otherwise he would have been as well known to posterity as was his intimate friend and fellow- townsman, Elbridge Gerry. – Historic Homes by Mary H. Northend
  20. And never was city- population more completely cut off from the country; never was wider gulf between peasant and townsman. – Old Calabria by Norman Douglas