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  • Furthermore, I was sensible that the people of the house must needs have a terrible notion of me, as a savage, bloody-minded, obdurate fellow; a perfect woman-eater; and, no doubt, expected to see me with the claws of a lion, and the fangs of a tiger; and it was but policy to show them what a harmless pleasant fellow I am, in order to familiarize the Johns and the Josephs to me.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • He is deemed a horrid animal, a sort of a woman-eater that devours every thing that comes in his way, and that no woman can withstand him.

    Journal of a Lady of Quality; Being the Narrative of a Journey from Scotland to the West Indies, North Carolina, and Portugal, in the Years 1774 to 1776

  • He was a lion who roamed at large over a great variety of hunting grounds, some of which it would be snobbish to mention; for many reasons he preferred Quicksands: a man-eater, a woman-eater, and extraordinarily popular, nevertheless.

    A Modern Chronicle — Volume 03

  • Quicksands: a man-eater, a woman-eater, and extraordinarily popular, nevertheless.

    A Modern Chronicle — Complete

  • That man with the eyes and the greedy red mouth was a woman-eater, she knew.

    The Dop Doctor

  • He was more than what you call a lady-killer, he was a woman-eater.

    The Amazing Marriage — Volume 1

  • John Cranston was a veritable woman-eater, with neither asinine nor clownish qualities beneath his leonine exterior.

    Tiger-Lilies. A Novel.

  • He might be a woman-eater, and after her money -- if she had any: such suspects must be watched and followed, and their haunts marked.

    Weighed and Wanting

  • ‘Robert Lovelace, a notorious woman-eater, makes his addresses in an honourable way to Miss Clarissa Harlowe; a young lady of the highest merit — fortunes on both sides out of the question.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • Buy fine dresses, bedizen yourself with tom-foolery of all shades and colours, go to dances and lap up champagne, make music or throw your damn fiddle on the dung heap, do anything you want to do, I’ll pay for it; but that green-eyed phantast, that lunk-headed rat-catcher, that woman-eater and music-box bird, no, no! Never!

    Gänsemännchen. English

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  • Furthermore, I was sensible that the people of the house must needs have a terrible notion of me, as a savage, bloody-minded, obdurate fellow; a perfect woman-eater...

    Lovelace to Belford, Clarissa by Samuel Richardson

    December 16, 2007