~ Chip, of the Flying U by B.M. Bower
He gave a final dig with his knife, then turned to look down into her wistful eyes. "Lloyd Sherman," he said, slowly, "you're one girl whose friendship means something. You don't measure up very high on this old locust, but when it comes to doing the square thing—when it's a question of honor, you measure up like a man!"
~ The Little Colonel: Maid of Honor by Annie Johnston
Suddenly . . . a sound . . . the strangest, undoubtedly, that these lonely cliffs of France had ever heard, broke the silent solemnity of the shore.
So strange a sound was it that the gentle breeze ceased to murmur, the tiny pebbles to roll down the steep incline! So strange, that Marguerite, wearied, overwrought as she was, thought that the beneficial unconsciousness of the approach of death was playing her half-sleeping senses a weird and elusive trick.
It was the sound of a good, solid, absolutely British "Damn!"
~ The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy
Then as if from nowhere-as if from another world-the tall white sail appeared!!
~ Watch for a Tall White Sail by Margaret E. Bell
"We're all entitled to make brassbound jackasses out of our selves at least three times in our lives," he said. "It's written in that Constitution we've overthrown"
~ In My Father's House by Ann Rinaldi
Note: Apologies for the swear word. You kinda can't remove it from that quote.