*:“Why don’t you be a nob at once,” cried Tompkins, “and have a pair of black silk stockin’s to go in!”
*:“Black silk stockin’s! I ain’t got none. I never had a pair in my life!”
*:“You can get a pair, can’t you?”
*:“What’ll they stand me in?”
*:“Oh, not much! But what’s the hodds to you?”
*:“But shan’t I look a guy?”
*:“Not a bit of it. Jist the very kick! You don’t ought to go in tops now yer son is sich a gen’elman. Have a pair, and look a leetle matters like his father.”
*:I am always a perfect guy, whatever I wear, when I sit against a red curtain. You mean say that a woman always knows when she’s good-looking, but I am happy to say I know when I look a guy.
*: And the lady from the provinces, who dresses like a guy,
*: And who “doesn’t think she dances, but would rather like to try”;
*: And that singular anomaly, the lady novelist —
*: I don’t think she’d be missed — I’m sure she’d not be missed!
: A new guy started at the office today.
: Jane considers that guy to be very good looking.
: I wonder what those guys are doing with that cat?
: The dogs left foreleg was broken, poor little guy.
: This guy, here, controls the current, and this guy, here, measures the voltage.
: Hey, guy, give a man a break, would ya?
*: Swift and other satirists mercilessly guyed the unlettered self-importance of the peddlars of such soul-food, exposing their humility and self-laceration as an egregious and obnoxious form of self-advertisement (sexcuser, cest saccuser).
*: Terry Kilmartin [...], applauded for every ‘um’ and ‘ah’, knew that he was being guyed and had the charm to make it funny.
: The engineer insisted on using stays for the scaffolding.
: stay a mast
: to stay ship
*: Your ships are stayd at Venice.
*: This business staid me in London almost a week.
*: I was willing to stay my reader on an argument that appeared to me new.
*: Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side.
*: Sallows and reeds...for vineyards useful found / To stay thy vines.
*: all that may stay their minds from thinking that true which they heartily wish were false
: ux|en|The governor stayed the execution until the appeal could be heard.
*: She will not stay the siege of loving terms, / Nor bide the encounter of assailing eyes.
*: Because ye despise this word, and trust in oppression and perverseness, and stay thereon.
*: I stay here on my bond.
: That day the storm stayed.
*: Here my commission stays.
*: I must stay a little on one action.
: That horse stays well.
: ux|en|We stayed in Hawaii for a week. I can only stay for an hour.
*: She would command the hasty sun to stay.
*: Stay, I command you; stay and hear me first.
*: I stay a little longer, as one stays / To cover up the embers that still burn.
*: Ill tell thee all my whole device / When I am in my coach, which stays for us.
*: The father cannot stay any longer for the fortune.
: ux|en|Wear gloves so your hands stay warm.
*: The flames augment, and stay / At their full height, then languish to decay.
*: He has devoured a whole loaf of bread and butter, and it has not staid his stomach for a minute.
*: I stay dinner there.
*: Stay your strife.
*: For flattering planets seemed to say / This child should ills of ages stay.
: to stay a flat sheet in a steam boiler
*: My only strength and stay.
*: Trees serve as so many stays for their vines.
*: Lord Liverpool is the single stay of this ministry.
*: Even when the deceptive mask was torn away, and the broken-hearted parent, beholding the accursed fact, that his darling son, the fancied stay of his declining age, was enlisted against him in his brothers horrible revolt, cursed them both and died, not even then did one compunctuous visiting touch his callous heart.
*: Made of sphere metal, never to decay / Until his revolution was at stay.
*: Affairs of state seemed rather to stand at a stay.
: stand at a stay
: The governor granted a stay of execution.
: I hope you enjoyed your stay in Hawaii.
*: Not grudging that thy lust hath bounds and stays.
*: The wisdom, stay, and moderation of the king.
*: With prudent stay he long deferred / The rough contention.
: Where are the stays for my collar?
*: They were able to read good authors without any stay, if the book were not false.