right sort of man

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  • If I were the right sort of man? Cited from The Touchstone of Fortune, by Charles Major
  • You look to me just the right sort of man to be my steward on board. Cited from Armadale, by Wilkie Collins
  • The right sort of man doesn't argue with himself at all on these matters. Cited from The Woman Who Did, by Grant Allen
  • I'm not going to mix love with business -- not unless the man is the right sort of man. Cited from Children of the Whirlwind, by Leroy Scott
  • The man who never doubts that he is the right sort of man may be put down as all bad, though the right sort of man is not necessarily all good. Cited from The Touchstone of Fortune, by Charles Major
  • Consequently, it would be wise in her if she saw the right sort of man going by, not only to let him know that she was there, but to let him understand that she was worth pulling out. Cited from The Girl at Cobhurst, by Frank Richard Stockton
  • It seemed quite to put him into spirits, to find that this particular post was not exceptionally held by the right sort of man, and he listened in a satisfied manner while I told him what knowledge I had of Orlick. Cited from Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens
  • The messenger, after making inquiries, and finding that the captain, if captain he may be called, was the right sort of man for such an enterprise, obtained an interview with him and introduced conversation by asking when he expected to go back to France. Cited from History of King Charles II of England,by J. Abbott
  • That is, Mr. Dale has been looking about for some time for what he calls the right sort of man to take in, for one of his partners has died recently and the business is growing; and Mrs. Dale seems to have had us on her mind because she had got it into her head that we were dreadfully poor. Cited from Law-Breakers and Other Stories, by Robert Grant
  • Betty, too, seemed to be looking for my visits with a degree of pleasure that both pleased and grieved me, for with all my longing for the girl, I never lost sight of the fact that if I were the right sort of man, I should not wish to gain her love to an extent that would mean sorrow to her. Cited from The Touchstone of Fortune, by Charles Major
  • A young man who plays his part in society by looking on in green spectacles, and listening with a sickly smile, may be a prodigy of intellect and a mine of virtue, but he is hardly, perhaps, the right sort of man to have at a picnic. Cited from Armadale, by Wilkie Collins
  • And although nobody uttered the precise thought, most people did secretly think, as they gazed at the triumphant Denry, that a man who triumphed like that, because he triumphed like that, was the right sort of man to be mayor, the kind of man they needed. Cited from The Card, A Story Of Adventure In The Five Towns, by Arnold Bennett
  • Such a wife is a true helpmate, and not merely a pretty ornament on which a silly husband can hang expensive clothes, and if he is the right sort of man, he will appreciate this, and refrain from striking her with a niblick after this last remark. Cited from Perfect Behavior, by Donald Ogden Stewart
  • After well considering the matter while I was dressing at the Blue Boar in the morning, I resolved to tell my guardian that I doubted Orlick's being the right sort of man to fill a post of trust at Miss Havisham's. Cited from Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens
  • Although neither of the mates even suspected the truth, no sooner had they engaged the right sort of man than he was tampered with by the agents of the Martha's Vineyard concern, and spirited away by means of more tempting proposals, before he had got quite so far as to sign the articles. Cited from The Sea Lions, by James Fenimore Cooper
  • The first tooth piercing the heated, suffering gum; the first feeble steps with the help of a chair; the first tottering effort all alone, with arms outstretched toward you, ending in a flabby collapse, will delight you more than much experimenting with race horses, if you are the right sort of man. Cited from Editorials from the Hearst Newspapers by Brisbane