Usage examples for verses

  1. Most verses I read are short, like 'Lest coming suddenly, he find you sleeping. – Out of the Triangle by Mary E. Bamford
  2. The absurdity of the verses is in the argument. – A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II) by Augustus de Morgan
  3. When the poet is your host, his verses are sure to charm. – The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
  4. It were an easy matter to produce some thousands of his verses, which are lame for want of half a foot, and sometimes a whole one, and which no pronunciation can make otherwise. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  5. And sometimes there are verses that I want to sing, they are so sweet- but such things are wrong. – A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia by Amanda Minnie Douglas
  6. Not that, girl- but the verses sent me yesterday. – Rienzi by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  7. She was still sitting with her forehead resting on her clasped hands, reading the verses over and over and dreaming of the future day when fame should come to her, when she heard her mother's voice outside. – Half a Dozen Girls by Anna Chapin Ray
  8. I ain't much at recollectin' verses. – Stories of the Foot-hills by Margaret Collier Graham
  9. Dryden, for less than three hundred pounds, sold Tonson ten thousand verses, as may be seen by the agreement. – Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3) by Isaac D'Israeli
  10. My verses don't speak for themselves, and no one would know it was a chorus if I didn't explain. – Whispering Smith by Frank H. Spearman
  11. The ugly sister finished first, and when the verses came to be read, hers were pronounced the best. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  12. Each part contains eight verses. – The Children's Six Minutes by Bruce S. Wright
  13. End of the Project Gutenberg eText Verses and Translations – Verses and Translations by C. S. C.
  14. Verses of his were announced to appear during the year to come. – She Buildeth Her House by Will Comfort
  15. I hear you laugh when you have read the verses, how foolish, eh? – Letters of a Javanese Princess by Raden Adjeng Kartini Commentator: Louis Couperus
  16. I never wrote any verses worth reading. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  17. At the right of the house is a long terrace which formed one of Wordsworth's favorite walks, where he composed thousands of verses. – The Lure of the Camera by Charles S. Olcott
  18. You see, the verses are sane; that is their strong point, and it seems it is strong enough to carry them. – The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 24 (of 25) by Robert Louis Stevenson Other: Andrew Lang
  19. That was an extreme instance of the way the class is treated in our literature; and then in poetry we have some disdainful verses of Mr. Tennyson's. – The Intellectual Life by =Philip Gilbert Hamerton
  20. Did you see those verses in the North American translated from the Persian? – Notes of a Son and Brother by Henry James