I wish young ladies had not such a number of fine Christian names
Aunt Patsy called them by their Christian names
almost from the beginning.
I suppose they'll be calling US by our Christian names
They started to call one another by their Christian names
Leonard's, Shoreditch, contains Christian names
which appear to have been chosen with reference to the heroines of Shakespeare; and the record of burials bears the name of many an old actor of mark whose remains now lie within the churchyard.
Thirteen years ago," he said, "two young men--call them by their Christian names
, Wingrave and Lumley--shared a somewhat extensive hunting box in Leicestershire.
He patted children on the head like Sir Roger de Coverley going to church, he spoke to people in the background by their Christian names
, he condescended to all present, and seemed for their consolation to walk encircled by the legend in golden characters, 'Be comforted, my people
Indeed, the temper of the meeting was now unfavorable to separate conversation; it had become rather debauched and hilarious, and people who scarcely knew each other were making use of Christian names
with apparent cordiality, and had reached that kind of gay tolerance and general friendliness which human beings in England only attain after sitting together for three hours or so, and the first cold blast in the air of the street freezes them into isolation once more.
When this interchange of Christian name
was effected, Madame Defarge, picking her teeth with her toothpick, coughed another grain of cough, and raised her eyebrows by the breadth of another line.
They called each other by their Christian name
, were always arm in arm when they walked, pinned up each other's train for the dance, and were not to be divided in the set; and if a rainy morning deprived them of other enjoyments, they were still resolute in meeting in defiance of wet and dirt, and shut themselves up, to read novels together.
Elton himself arrived to triumph in his happy prospects, and circulate the fame of her merits, there was very little more for him to do, than to tell her Christian name
, and say whose music she principally played.
This was all overheard by Miss Dashwood; and in the whole of the sentence, in his manner of pronouncing it, and in his addressing her sister by her christian name
alone, she instantly saw an intimacy so decided, a meaning so direct, as marked a perfect agreement between them.