Definitions of Vamped

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Usage examples for Vamped

  1. He smiled gently; and I saw that she had vamped him this much, at least- he was going to be polite! – They Call Me Carpenter by Upton Sinclair
  2. At noon home and eat a bit myself, and then followed my wife and girls to the Duke of York's house, and there before one, but the house infinite full, where, by and by, the King and Court come, it being a new play, or an old one new vamped by Shadwell, called " The Royall Shepherdesse;" but the silliest for words and design, and everything, that ever I saw in my whole life, there being nothing in the world pleasing in it, but a good martial dance of pikemen, where Harris and another do handle their pikes in a dance to admiration; but never less satisfied with a play in my life. – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  3. He would supply me- here I capered among the dumb gods of Egypt and laughed in their battered faces- with material to make my tale sure- so sure that the world would hail it as an impudent and vamped fiction. – The Phantom 'Rickshaw and Other Ghost Stories by Rudyard Kipling
  4. Louis Philippe had been recognized by England as King of the French the month before, and the only side of the revolution which came under her young eyes was the somewhat vamped up enthusiasm for the Citizen King which followed his acceptance of the crown and tricolor. – Lady-John-Russell by MacCarthy, Desmond
  5. My old vamped play has got me no money, for it had no success, the author wrote to Swift in the letter of March 3rd; to which Swift replied from Dublin sixteen days later: I had never much hopes of your vamped play, although Mr. Pope seemed to have, and although it were ever so good; but you should have done like the parsons, and changed your text- I mean, the title, and the names of the persons. – Life And Letters Of John Gay (1685-1732) by Lewis Melville
  6. An old square new vamped up! – The American Union Speaker by John D. Philbrick
  7. To think o' the miles I've vamped o' starlight nights these last thirty year, courting, or trading, or for doctor, or for nurse, and yet never had the least notion o' that till now, or feeled my soul rise so much as an inch above my shirt- collar." – Tess of the d'Urbervilles A Pure Woman by Thomas Hardy
  8. " I don’ t suppose they’ d sell me half a pair, for that’ s all it runs to," he muttered, turning regretfully away from the vamped up frauds, and in so doing jerking the elbow of a passer- by. – The Duke Decides by Headon Hill
  9. This simply reduced me to asking myself if the girl had on the spot improvised an engagement- vamped up an old one or dashed off a new- in order to arrive at the satisfaction she desired. – Embarrassments by Henry James
  10. It's the old story, sir, vamped up to get a bottle of rum; but I thought I'd better report it to you. – Commodore Junk by George Manville Fenn
  11. I do detest these old names vamped up. – Diary in America, Series One by Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
  12. It was the age of the arrangements of Dickens for the stage, vamped up promptly on every scene and which must have been the roughest theatrical tinkers' work, but at two or three of which we certainly assisted. – A Small Boy and Others by Henry James
  13. In the reign of Queen Anne, Matthew Prior was in confinement on a vamped up charge of treason for two years, during which he wrote his 'Alma, or Progress of the Soul. – Character by Samuel Smiles
  14. She has arranged matters- goodness knows how- so that Leonard will be on excellent terms with two beautiful young matrons in her set and in this way he will not be vamped off by any unscrupulous chorus girl. – Possessed by Cleveland Moffett