Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: taverns
IPA transcription: [t'ævɚnz]
Usage examples
  • In taverns and alehouses they have great credit; but at Jamaica they ought not to run very deep in debt, seeing the inhabitants there easily sell one another for debt.
  • In the sarcastic language of Professor McMaster, "The state debts might remain unpaid, the credit of the nation might fall, but come what might, the patronage of Congress must be drawn from New York and distributed among the grog-shops and taverns of Philadelphia."
  • As Lady Eversleigh paced the terraces of an Italian garden, her mother by her side, with Gertrude clinging to her side; as she looked out over the vast domain which owned her as mistress--it might seem that fortune had lavished her fairest gifts into the lap of her who had been once a friendless stranger, singing in the taverns of Wapping.
  • The taste for civilization had sometimes a whimsical manifestation. Mr. Stuart said the members of the Legislature bitterly complained of the amount of game--venison and grouse of the most delicious quality-- which was served them at the taverns in Vandalia; they clamored for bacon--they were starving, they said, "for something civilized." There was plenty of civilized nourishment in Springfield.