Usage examples for twain

  1. Count, if now thou dinest not with excellent good cheer, And to my satisfaction, here we shall still delay, And we twain in no manner shall go forth hence away. – The Lay of the Cid by R. Selden Rose and Leonard Bacon
  2. The twain shot up the track elbow to elbow, and into the rope. – A Victor of Salamis by William Stearns Davis
  3. And I knew of this distinction that made twain our lives; and I reflected deeply upon it. – Confessions of a Young Man by George Moore
  4. My lord the Cid has clasped them, and he has kissed the twain. – The Lay of the Cid by R. Selden Rose and Leonard Bacon
  5. One passage almost cut her more intelligent heart in twain:- This dark day I have done a thing incredible. – A Simpleton by Charles Reade
  6. As the day packed its load of strength into his frame, so it added its store of knowledge to his mind, and each night sealed the twain, for it is in the night that we make secure what we have gathered in the day. – Irish Fairy Tales by James Stephens
  7. Kriemhild made it well appear what love she bore the twain. – The Nibelungenlied by Unknown
  8. No one but Mark Twain ever really got anything out of it. – Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens by Albert Bigelow Paine Last Updated: February 20, 2009
  9. Aunt Gertrude's idea of getting me cultivated is to read to me from the great Masters of literature and funny books too, like Mark Twain and the Nonsense Thology. – Turn About Eleanor by Ethel M. Kelley
  10. " Even thou and thy children twain," said the King. – The High Deeds of Finn and other Bardic Romances of Ancient Ireland by T. W. Rolleston
  11. No one knew more of them than Mark Twain, and yet out of this vast collection he selected the one which I had told the night before to the same company. – My Memories of Eighty Years by Chauncey M. Depew
  12. The pair of antelope horns above emphasize the fact that the twain were as a single pair. – The Fundamental Principles of Old and New World Civilizations by Zelia Nuttall
  13. In that thicket the twain of you fight. – Salute to Adventurers by John Buchan
  14. We decree that here in our cathedral of Seville you twain shall be wed on the same day, but before the Marquis of Morella and you, Sir Peter Brome, meet in single combat. – Fair Margaret by H. Rider Haggard
  15. It was none other than Mark Twain, whom Graham instantly recognized. – Abducted to Oz by Bob Evans and Chris Dulabone
  16. " That block bigger than the church of Luz," points out Johnson, writing of this spot, " has been split in twain by the other monster that has followed in its track and cracked it as a schoolboy might do his playfellow's marble. – A Midsummer Drive Through The Pyrenees by Edwin Asa Dix
  17. Mark Twain did not find happiness in his new position on the " Call." – The Boys' Life of Mark Twain by Albert Bigelow Paine
  18. There was a cartoon emblazoned on this placard, depicting the futile efforts of two teams of stout horses, each attached to a leg of the garment, to wrench it in twain. – Ruggles of Red Gap by Harry Leon Wilson