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  • First, the personage who is called the portier (who is not the porter, but is a sort of first-mate of a hotel) * [* See Appendix A.] appeared at the door in a spick-and-span new blue cloth uniform, decorated with shining brass buttons, and with bands of gold lace around his cap and wristbands; and he wore white gloves, too.

    A Tramp Abroad

  • The Berlin "portier" is not as much in evidence as the Paris concierge.

    Home Life in Germany

  • When you get back to your house from such gaieties you find it locked and in darkness, but though there is a "portier" you do not disturb him by calling out your name as you would in Paris.

    Home Life in Germany

  • Upon the whole I have the notion that Clemens thought this his greatest book, and he was supported in his opinion by that of the 'portier' in his hotel at Vienna, and that of the German Emperor, who, as he told me with equal respect for the preference of each, united in thinking it his best; with such far-sundered social poles approaching in its favor, he apparently found himself without standing for opposition.

    My Mark Twain (from Literary Friends and Acquaintance)

  • Upon the whole I have the notion that Clemens thought this his greatest book, and he was supported in his opinion by that of the 'portier' in his hotel at Vienna, and that of the German Emperor, who, as he told me with equal respect for the preference of each, united in thinking it his best; with such far-sundered social poles approaching in its favor, he apparently found himself without standing for opposition.

    Literary Friends and Acquaintance; a Personal Retrospect of American Authorship

  • Sa për mua, unë të vazhdojë të ritmin, shumë vetë-vetëdije tani, sepse për disa arsye portier konsiderohet me një të dyshuari.

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  • The portier, a tow-headed young German, must have been comparatively new at the hotel; for apparently he had just that day learned that his favorite author, whose books he had long been collecting, was actually present in the flesh.

    Mark Twain: A Biography

  • The portier did not produce the book, but summoned a man in livery and gold lace and directed him to take them up-stairs, remarking that her Royal Highness was out, but would be in presently.

    Mark Twain: A Biography

  • I was hoping and praying that the Princess would come and catch us up there, & that those other Americans who were expected would arrive and be taken as impostors by the portier & be shot by the sentinels & then it would all go into the papers & be cabled all over the world & make an immense stir and be perfectly lovely.

    Mark Twain: A Biography

  • Histoire de Dom B…, portier des Chartreux, écrite par

    Sex for Thought

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