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Some days later, when gossip on the subject was subsiding, a fresh scandal revived it.
Why, gossips, what is it but to laugh in the faces of our godly magistrates, and make a pride out of what they, worthy gentlemen, meant for a punishment?
He bent down to the ear of Gossip Tourangeau, and said to him, softly enough not to be heard by the archdeacon: "I warned you that he was mad.
Nay, gossip," said the barber, "for this that I have here is the famous 'Don Belianis.
From reading he passed to sleeping, from sleeping to gossip in drawing rooms of the Club, from gossip to carousals and women; from carousals back to gossip, reading, and wine.
To put a stop to all the nasty gossip of the beach.
If I say to you that Emmy MacPhail is going to get a new fur collar this winter, THAT is harmless gossip, but if I say I don't see how Emmy MacPhail can afford a new fur collar when her father can't pay my father for the oats he got from him, that would be MEAN gossip.
It was all very well to say that he was devoted to his profession, and that he had neither time nor inclination to pick up fragments of gossip at dinner-parties and balls.
Several of the women stopped their gossip long enough to cast curious looks upon our friends, but immediately they would turn away with a laugh or a sneer and resume their chatter.
Avonlea gossip buzzed over the fact, which had leaked out, nobody knew how.
And mere gossip," he thought contemptuously, "stands in my way
No, truly," said the gossip, "I hope not, though I fancy we have sluts enow too.