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  • n. Plural form of shopwalker.


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  • They would forget the customers and shopwalkers and department buyers and everything, and become just happy wanderers in a world of pleasant breezes and song birds and shady trees.

    The History of Mr. Polly

  • How many of the wretched shivering army of clerks and shopwalkers, who in some ways are actually worse off than a miner or a dock-hand, think of themselves as proletarians?

    The Road to Wigan Pier

  • Small trades-folk, male and female shopwalkers, better class artisans, lower middle-class women worn with household cares, occasional young folk in search of a sensation -- these were the impressions which the audience conveyed to the trained observation of Malone.

    The Land of Mist

  • She had vaguely heard that shopwalkers in England could make or break the salespeople.

    Winnie Childs The Shop Girl

  • The din increased, though shopwalkers said less and less, and the chances seemed in favour of the insurrection becoming a riot.

    Hugo A Fantasia on Modern Themes

  • The early-rising customers were beginning to invade the galleries, the cashiers in their confessional-boxes were settling themselves in their seats, faultless shopwalkers were giving a final hitch to their lovely collars, and the rank-and-file were preparing to receive cavalry.

    Hugo A Fantasia on Modern Themes

  • She was divine, adorable, marvellous, and far beyond the deserts of any man; but she had not shaken hands with him, and she had treated him as she might have treated one of the shopwalkers.

    Hugo A Fantasia on Modern Themes

  • Those doors admitted to the blouse department, and the blouse department, as Lily could see through the diamond panes, was a surging sea of bargain-hunters, amid which shopwalkers stood up like light-houses, while the girls behind the counters trembled in fear of being washed away.

    Hugo A Fantasia on Modern Themes

  • To substitute your own false shopwalkers for the genuine article.

    Hugo A Fantasia on Modern Themes

  • For more than two hours he threaded ceaselessly the long galleries where the usual daily crowds of customers, sales-people, shopwalkers, inspectors, sub-managers, managers, and private detectives of both sexes, moved with a strange and unaccustomed languor in a drowsy atmosphere which no system of ventilation could keep below 75° Fahrenheit.

    Hugo A Fantasia on Modern Themes


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