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  • He slipped inside just before the guards came into view, and ran right into a young servingman, just as he closed the door and turned on the landing.

    Widows and Orphans

  • And no sooner had the roast and its retinue been done with than the silent servingman, the Beadle himself perhaps in a milder manifestation, set before us, wreathed in napkins, a confection which rose all sugar from the waves.

    A room of one's own

  • She changed back into her clothes rapidly and followed the servingman.

    ALANNA

  • The servingman still frowned, but he answered quickly:

    Huon of the Horn

  • Church, and the servingman trudgeth about his assigned busines.

    The Third and Last Part of Conny-Catching. (1592) With the new deuised knauish arte of Foole-taking

  • Sir (answered the servingman, with such reverence as it had beene to an honest Gentleman indeed) my Master is of such a place, a mile from such a Towne, and heard by such a knights house: by which report the deceiver was halfe instructed, because though he was ignorant of the fellows Master, yet wel he knew the Country, and the knight named.

    The Third and Last Part of Conny-Catching. (1592) With the new deuised knauish arte of Foole-taking

  • A servingman, proud in heart and mind; that curled my hair, wore gloves in my cap, served the lust of my mistress’s heart, and did the act of darkness with her; swore as many oaths as I spake words, and broke them in the sweet face of heaven; one that slept in the contriving of lust, and waked to do it.

    Act III. Scene IV. King Lear

  • The servingman, whom Zoraida's commands had constituted a sort of master of ceremonies, came to Kendric, his look curious but not unfriendly.

    Daughter of the Sun A Tale of Adventure

  • He called to mind past splendors, when he had travelled as a man of distinction, driving in a fine carriage; when he had been well furnished both with necessaries and with superfluities; when he had even had his own servingman -- who had usually, of course, been a rogue.

    Casanova's Homecoming

  • A young servingman with a rather impudent manner took in Casanova's name in a way which implied that its celebrity had no meaning for him.

    Casanova's Homecoming

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