five-and-thirty love



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  • Ye see, "says he, shaking his pawky old head," the day ye find a priest sittin 'in the court at Trinity is a day ye'll be able to skate over Dublin Bay from Bray to Balbriggan - an' as for seein 'St Stephen's Green from the court, well, I doubt if even ould Faylen could see that far from heaven, where he's been this five-and-thirty years, God rest his soul.


  • It was the alert, cold face of a man of about five-and-thirty.

    Nineteen Eighty-four

  • It is five-and-thirty, or perhaps nearer forty years ago, since, to relieve the dejection of spirits occasioned by a great family loss sustained two or three months before, I undertook what was called the short Highland tour.

    Chronicles of the Canongate

  • I am a servant of the Lord, George; and I have been a good servant to him, I have, these five-and-thirty years.

    George Silvermans's Explanation

  • (‘Ah, let’s have that!’ from Brother Gimblet.) ‘Because I have been his faithful servant for five-and-thirty years, and because he knows it.

    George Silvermans's Explanation

  • Clotilde de Rupt, at this time five-and-thirty, and as good as widowed, with a husband who turned egg-cups in every variety of wood, who set his mind on making wheels with six spokes out of iron-wood, and manufactured snuff-boxes for everyone of his acquaintance, flirted in strict propriety with Amedee de Soulas.

    Albert Savarus

  • “He was a fellow-clerk of mine thirty — five-and-thirty — years ago.”

    A Message from the Sea

  • He was five-and-thirty, and attracted attention by his stalwart height, insisted on for the Cuirassiers of the Imperial Guard whose handsome uniform enhanced the dignity of his figure, still youthful in spite of the stoutness occasioned by living on horseback.

    Domestic Peace

  • At five-and-thirty he had seen enough for three lives, and knew how to make the best of what he had seen.

    Westward Ho!

  • He was five-and-thirty; he had been a student for ten years already.

    The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other stories


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