Slouches: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases-Icon Group

  • Title: Slouches: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
  • Author: Icon Group
  • Released: 2008-12-19
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  • Pages: 34
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  • ASIN: B001OAXSK4


Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. Familiar Quotations


Don't sell yourself short, Judge. You're a tremendous slouch.

Slouches – "Drooping"

The mind, in proportion as it is cut off from free communication with nature, with revelation, with God, with itself, loses its life, just as the body droops when debarred from the air and the cheering light from heaven.
–William Channing

The world leans on us. When we sag, the whole world seems to droop.
–Eric Hoffer

I'm not handsome in the classical sense. The eyes droop, the mouth is crooked, the teeth aren't straight, the voice sounds like a Mafioso pallbearer, but somehow it all works.
–Sylvester Stallone

Use in Literature


He rode in a slouchy manner, and he transferred the pistols from his belt to the large inside pockets of his new coat.
–Joseph A. Altsheler in The Guns of Shiloh.

Yet he remained master of himself, and went on sitting the saddle in the slouchy attitude that he had adopted when he knew himself to be observed.
–Joseph A. Altsheler in The Guns of Shiloh.

I hesitated some time, fur I ain't no slouch at keepin' a promise; but in the end I had to tell him.
–Gertrude Atherton in The Valiant Runaways.

They practiced the debutante slouch and their jaws worked automatically.
–Gertrude Atherton in The Sisters-In-Law.

The Egyptian troops were generally sickly and dispirited, and went to their daily work in a slouching, dogged manner, that showed their passive hatred of the employment.
–Samuel White Baker in Ismailia.

I get slack if things go wrong, and if I slouched about, brooding, when I ought to be at work, it would make you worse.
–Harold Bindloss in The Girl From Keller's.

But on the left was a narrow crevice, very difficult to espy, and having a sweep of grey ivy laid, like a slouching beaver, over it.
–R.D. Blackmore in Lorna Doone, A Romance of Exmoor.
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