cant about

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  • Simple enough as you see, and no particular cant about it, but very much in earnest. Cited from With Rimington, by L. March Phillipps
  • Anderson knew the chief officials -- capital men, with no cant about them. Cited from Lady Merton, Colonist, by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • Don't let us cant about him now. Cited from With Edged Tools, by Henry Seton Merriman
  • I am very little given to cant about the beauties of nature, but I was moved almost to tears. Cited from V1 Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay, by Trevelyan
  • He knew that position and authority were the right thing in the world, and it was useless to cant about it. Cited from Women in Love, by D.H. Lawrence
  • There is a great deal of very unnecessary cant about the over- dressing of the common people. Cited from Sunday Under Three Heads by Charles Dickens
  • Do not seek refuge in the cant about a woman's weakness. Cited from Annals of a Quiet Neighbourhood, G. MacDonald
  • I know the value of men's cant about protecting the 'weaker' sex! Cited from The Heavenly Twins, by Madame Sarah Grand
  • Now, just think what that might mean; and, for Heaven's sake, don't cant about it. Cited from The Innocence of Father Brown by G.K.Chesterton #2
  • Don't you insult human relations by dragging all this cant about buying and selling into it. Cited from Pygmalion, by George Bernard Shaw
  • And then to cant about it being unwomanly to work in the higher professions. Cited from Beyond the City, by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • That cant about cures was never got up by sound practitioners. Cited from Middlemarch, by George Eliot[#1]
  • I told her half of this, if I could think I deserved it, was worth all the talk and cant about pictures in the world. Cited from The Mind of the Artist, ed. by Mrs. Laurence Binyon
  • Away, then, with this cant about nature, and "invariable principles of poetry!" Cited from Life of Lord Byron, With his Letters and Journals, Vol. 6, ed. by Moore
  • At any rate he didn't begin by talking to her that horrid cant about the attempt to commit suicide being so extremely wicked! Cited from Philistia, by Grant Allen
  • Yet they continued to employ the same language, and to cant about the duty of sacrificing everything to a country to which they owed nothing. Cited from Critical and Historical Essays, by Macaulay V2
  • Then let us hear no more cant about the uncertainty of a religion dependent upon testimony, and the certainties of experimental science. Cited from Fables of Infidelity and Facts of Faith, by Robert Patterson
  • And there was no pious cant about her. Cited from The Allen House, by T. S. Arthur
  • Life is all a variorum, We regard not how it goes; Let them cant about decorum Who have characters to lose. Cited from Complete Works of Robert Burns, by Robert Burns and Allan Cunningham
  • There was no fuss or cant about him. Cited from Charles Lamb: A Memoir, by Barry Cornwall
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