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And to tell the truth, she couldn't help wishing he could see, so he could make the game livelier.
THE TALE OF GRANDFATHER MOLEARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY
Ages back—let musty geologists tell us how long ago—'twas a lake, larger than the Lake of Geneva.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 60, NO. 372, OCTOBER 1846VARIOUS
Each day she resolved, "To-morrow I will tell Felipe;" and when to-morrow came, she put it off again.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
He wanted to tell her that if she called her father, it would mean the end of everything for them, but he withheld this.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
Monsieur,” growls the baron, “stone walls have ears, you say if only they had tongues; what tales these could tell!
CHECKMATEJOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU
A far-off volley rumbled over the plain, and a few birds stirred uneasily among the trees.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
My husband detests them; on the contrary, I like those carriages, for they tell me of happy—I mean to say, of former times.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 60, NO. 372, OCTOBER 1846VARIOUS
He could not tell what I meant by secrets of state, where an enemy or some rival nation were not in the case.
GULLIVER'S TRAVELSJONATHAN SWIFT
Tell Lady Maude the candid truth, and take shame and blame to yourself, as you deserve.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
She would never forget it; but realizing its gravity, she decided thereupon never to tell it—the dream—to anybody.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
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WORDS RELATED TO TELL OFF

  • bawls out
  • berates
  • carpets
  • castigates
  • censures
  • chews out
  • lashes
  • rails
  • rakes over coals
  • reams
  • rebukes
  • reprimands
  • reproves
  • tears into
  • tells off
  • tongue-lashes
  • upbraids
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