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They said to my face that I was a beauty; at Mr. Jones's, they said I was a fright.

Why she's Cleopatra is as weird a history as why I'm Mrs. Jones.

I nearly asked for Mrs. O'Brien, but turned her into Jones at the danger point.

Also they had an idea that Mrs. Jones possessed something of which they were anxious to get hold.

Aw, he was only telegraphing to Gresham an' Jones for some sody water syrups.

Just as the reader may be the Jones or the Tomkins of the moment if his soul thirst for glory.

Mr. Jones keeps about twenty fine cats in stock all the time.

Mrs. Jones insisted on accompanying me on the first day's journey.

This was a moment, with Jones, of intense—of overwhelming emotion.

I know you now,” she said, gaining courage; “your name is Jones, is it not?

WORD ORIGIN

surname, literally "John's (child);" see John. Phrase keep up with the Joneses (1913, American English) is from the title of a comic strip by Arthur R. Momand. The slang sense "intense desire, addiction" (1968) probably arose from earlier use of Jones as a synonym for "heroin," presumably from the proper name, but the connection, if any, is obscure. Related: Jonesing.

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