Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A stage-player; an actor.
- n. an actor who travels around the country presenting plays
“He knows they believe he is a fake, a charlatan, an imposter, an abandoning hooligan and play-actor posing as a compassionate liberal of the genus Academicus.”
“Has it never occured to any of you that the point about Shakeseare's Richard is that he is a play-actor.”
““Look here,” said the fierce republican, with humorous fierceness, “you can be a great writer, but a little play-actor you shall never be,” and he took up his hat and went out.”
““It is my belief,” he said, “that the pretty fellow yonder is some starveling play-actor without a brass farthing to bless himself with.””
““Yes,” said the town-clerk, “it is very like the letter of a mad strolling play-actor, who deserves to be hanged with all the rest of his gang, as your honour justly observes.””
“And part of him was still puzzling over the question of Devlin Gereton, why he would be receiving information from a play-actor, and what that information could be.”
“Why, at this completely inappropriate moment, when he was stooping over her shoe, should she be so tormented with sympathy for him that, as she stooped too, the blood rushed to her face, and, thinking of her callousness (she had called him a play-actor) she felt her eyes swell and tingle with tears?”
“Bah, where's your spirit, play-actor?" he jeered.”
“Close thing that time, play-actor," says he, pausing to brush the hair out of his eyes.”
“From being the prince I was become play-actor Flashy again.”
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