Simple tradesmen jumped their counters to become extemporized captains, colonels, and generals, without having ever passed the School of Instruction at West Point; nevertheless; they quickly rivaled their compeers
of the old continent, and, like them, carried off victories by dint of lavish expenditure in ammunition, money, and men.
Stryver, already fast shouldering his way to a large and lucrative practice, behind his compeers
in this particular, any more than in the drier parts of the legal race.
Tess, like her compeers
, soon discovered which of the cows had a preference for her style of manipulation, and her fingers having become delicate from the long domiciliary imprisonments to which she had subjected herself at intervals during the last two or three years, she would have been glad to meet the milchers' views in this respect.
Thousands of his compeers
could talk much better than he, at any time.
These primitive statesmen, therefore -- Bradstreet, Endicott, Dudley, Bellingham, and their compeers
-- who were elevated to power by the early choice of the people, seem to have been not often brilliant, but distinguished by a ponderous sobriety, rather than activity of intellect.
The partners from Montreal, however, were the lords of the ascendant; coming from the midst of luxurious and ostentatious life, they quite eclipsed their compeers
from the woods, whose forms and faces had been battered and hardened by hard living and hard service, and whose garments and equipments were all the worse for wear.
In fact, he had it in his thought to tell her that she ought not to have received young Ladislaw in his absence: but he abstained, partly from the sense that it would be ungracious to bring a new complaint in the moment of her penitent acknowledgment, partly because he wanted to avoid further agitation of himself by speech, and partly because he was too proud to betray that jealousy of disposition which was not so exhausted on his scholarly compeers
that there was none to spare in other directions.
Round went the busily revolving machinery, kept in motion by the scissor-grinder's foot, and wore away the hard steel against the hard stone, whence issued an intense and spiteful prolongation of a hiss as fierce as those emitted by Satan and his compeers
in Pandemonium, though squeezed into smaller compass.
Her corn-cake, in all its varieties of hoe-cake, dodgers, muffins, and other species too numerous to mention, was a sublime mystery to all less practised compounders; and she would shake her fat sides with honest pride and merriment, as she would narrate the fruitless efforts that one and another of her compeers
had made to attain to her elevation.
As these worthy compeers
were on their route to the frontier, they fell in with another expedition, likewise on its way to the mountains.
Thus, the Doll-lady of distinction had wax limbs of perfect symmetry; but only she and her compeers
He felt a slight disappointment, however, when he saw that this place was already taken by a compeer
named Mousqueton, and when Porthos signified to him that the state of his household, though great, would not support two servants, and that he must enter into the service of D'Artagnan.