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  • n. Plural form of shoneen.

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Examples

  • Not to mention all the other shoneens and huxters, from here to Bantry.

    Duty, and other Irish Comedies

  • So then the citizen begins talking about the Irish language and the corporation meeting and all to that and the shoneens that can't speak their own language and Joe chipping in because he stuck someone for a quid and Bloom putting in his old goo with his twopenny stump that he cadged off of Joe and talking about the Gaelic league and the antitreating league and drink, the curse of Ireland.

    Ulysses

  • Hasn't the working-man as good a right to be in the Corporation as anyone else -- ay, and a better right than those shoneens that are always hat in hand before any fellow with a handle to his name?

    Dubliners

  • They were no longer a people to be kicked and cuffed and ordered about by the shoneens and squireens of the district: they became a very worthy class, indeed, to be courted and flattered at election times and wheedled with all sorts of fair promises of what would be done for them.

    Ireland Since Parnell

  • We will be obedient to the queen, joined to England by the golden link of the Crown, but we must have our own Parliament, our own bench, our own magistrates, and we will give some of the shoneens who now occupy the bench leave to retire, such as those lately appointed by Sugden.

    In Favor of the Repeal of the Union

  • First, then, is it fair that we should be angry bekaise one of our own race and rallagion should spring up from among ourselves, and take his station over us like the Cromwellian shoneens, that are doin 'oppression upon uz and our shildres!

    The Tithe-Proctor The Works of William Carleton, Volume Two

  • Hasn’t the working-man as good a right to be in the Corporation as anyone else — ay, and a better right than those shoneens that are always hat in hand before any fellow with a handle to his name?

    Dubliners

  • So then the citizen begins talking about the Irish language and the corporation meeting and all to that and the shoneens that can’t speak their own language and Joe chipping in because he stuck someone for a quid and Bloom putting in his old goo with his twopenny stump that he cadged off of Joe and talking about the

    Ulysses

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