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  • She was a barrister prior to entering politics.
  • Muhammad Ali Jinnah had lived in London as a young man and trained as a barrister.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • I learned an eclectic smattering of Commonwealth law from a traveling barrister too drunk or too pompous to realize he was lecturing an eight-year-old.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • And in the spring of 1958, when both girls were finishing their junior year, Pookie got engaged to Walter Barrister III, commonly known as Trey.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread

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  • Slowly, the awareness came to me that no matter what happened, my struggles and efforts could not eradicate the weight and inalienable supremacy of two hundred years: the children of slaves could not converse or compete with the offspring of planters, the descendants of London barristers, the progeny of sprawling, upward-climbing white America.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • Your brother-in-law is a barrister? a doctor?
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Perhaps a little angry with himself, as well as with the barrister, Mr. Lorry bustled into the chair, and was carried off to Tellson’s.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • The barrister who has his case at his fingers’ ends, and is able to argue with an expert upon his own subject finds that a week or two of the courts will drive it all out of his head once more.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • He’s sitting opposite, a newcomer, an interloper—a retired barrister with a square jaw, pitted nose, and great floppy ears.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • He went to college, and he got — plucked, I think they call it: and then his uncles wanted him to be a barrister, and study the law: but he is such a dissipated young man, they will never make much of him, I think.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre

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  • Dear Mrs. O’Brien, Inasmuch as you have not succumbed to the imminence of litigation in our previous epistle be advised that we are in consultation with our barrister above in Dublin.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • A barrister’s profession is such an uncertain thing, especially if he won’t undertake unsavoury cases; and naturally Torvald has never been willing to do that, and I quite agree with him.
    Henrik Ibsen  --  A Doll’s House
  • Only a barrister is eligible for such preferments; and Mr. Micawber could not be a barrister, without being entered at an inn of court as a student, for five years.’
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • ) J. J. O’MOLLOY: (In barrister’s grey wig and stuffgown, speaking with a voice of pained protest) This is no place for indecent levity at the expense of an erring mortal disguised in liquor.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • The Russian people have long called a barrister ’a conscience for hire.’
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • He’s got a very good reputation as a defence barrister and for working with the poor.
    Franz Kafka  --  The Trial
  • I intend to enjoy it, not be married off to the first poxy old barrister with money.
    Libba Bray  --  A Great and Terrible Beauty
  • I observed old Miss Toady there also present, single out for her special attentions and flattery little Mrs. Briefless, the barrister’s wife, who is of a good family certainly, but, as we all know, is as poor as poor can be.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • Fielding agreed; he and the pleasant sensitive barrister got on well.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • I intend to go to town and eat my dinners as a barrister, since, they say, that is the preparation for all public business.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • I noticed the scantiest necessaries in the way of furniture; a few old prints from books, of Chancellors and barristers, wafered against the wall; and some half-dozen reticles and work-bags, "containing documents," as she informed us.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • I wondered what the builder of the house, the distinguished barrister, Rhett St. Croix, would say if he knew that Will McLean was walking the streets of Charleston with a key to his house.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • Whatever he did—(and he might do anything, he felt, looking at the Lighthouse and the distant shore) whether he was in a business, in a bank, a barrister, a man at the head of some enterprise, that he would fight, that he would track down and stamp out—tyranny, despotism, he called it—making people do what they did not want to do, cutting off their right to speak.
    Virginia Woolf  --  To the Lighthouse
  • A person who is ignorant of legal matters is always liable to make mistakes when he tries to photograph a court scene with his pen; and so I was not willing to let the law chapters in this book go to press without first subjecting them to rigid and exhausting revision and correction by a trained barrister—if that is what they are called.
    Mark Twain  --  Pudd’nhead Wilson
  • But if anyone had suggested to my aunt that this Swann, who, in his capacity as the son of old M. Swann, was ’fully qualified’ to be received by any of the ’upper middle class,’ the most respected barristers and solicitors of Paris (though he was perhaps a trifle inclined to let this hereditary privilege go into abeyance), had another almost secret existence of a wholly different kind: that when he left our house in Paris, saying that he must go home to bed, he would no sooner have…
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • The English keep up most of the old distinctions between physicians and surgeons, barristers and solicitors.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • Beware barristers bringing baubles!
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • We spoke of the fact that in our newly opened Law Courts one could already lay one’s finger upon so many talented and remarkable young barristers.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot
  • Men are to be met with who have successively been barristers, farmers, merchants, ministers of the gospel, and physicians.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • —No going to law with nations; cannon are the barristers of Crowns; and the sword, not of justice, but of war, decides the suit.
    Thomas Paine  --  Common Sense
  • And I am afraid I have not the necessary push—I believe that is the name barristers give to their vulgarity—for success in pleading.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Major Barbara
  • She was the only daughter of the handsome barrister Herbert Duckworth, but as he died when she was three or four, she did not remember him, or those years when her mother was as happy as anyone can be.
    Virginia Woolf  --  A Sketch of the Past
  • Gumming his lips, he looked stoically at the table for the defense, where Mum was seated alongside the haglings and Bellagrog, who had elected to don an enormous barrister’s wig for the occasion.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • Is it better to be a coal-heaver or a nursemaid; is the charwoman who has brought up eight children of less value to the world than, the barrister who has made a hundred thousand pounds?
    Virginia Woolf  --  A Room of One’s Own
  • Through a gentleman named Peter Holland at the Central Intelligence Agency, I was given an introduction to your friend Sir Henry Sykes over in Montserrat, who in turn introduced me to a retired London barrister St. Jacques rose quickly from the table to replenish his drink, his eyes warily on the former, disbarred judge.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • She was a charming woman; they all said so, the barristers and their wives who dined with us, and the literary stockbrokers, and the budding politicians; oh, she was a charming woman.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • William Prynne, a learned barrister, was sentenced (long after Edward VI.
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • At the head of the stairs was a door on which was painted REGINALD GRUMBLOCH, BARRISTER.
    Gloria Whelan  --  Listening for Lions
  • When a young barrister said to the late Mr. Mason, "I keep my chamber to read law," -"
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Society and Solitude
  • Elizabeth Barrister was sleek and chic in her dark suit, her waving mahogany hair glossy, her posture rigid.
    J.D. Robb  --  Naked in Death
  • "Mr. Bartleby Bumble the barrister," Ann intones, pronouncing the Bs hard.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • She saw Roarke again, and watched with interest as Elizabeth Barrister clung to him, as he bent his head and murmured to her.
    J.D. Robb  --  Naked in Death
  • Better the berries than barristers!
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • Ran a full check on Richard DeBlass, Elizabeth Barrister, and the rest of the clan.
    J.D. Robb  --  Naked in Death
  • I know the Government people and the landowners, Heaslop here can get hold of the barrister crew, while if you want to specialize on education, we can come down on Fielding.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • Eula Barrister was stick-thin and fashionable and discontented-looking.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • Mrs. Barrister ran that church, and she ran the Women’s Club, and she ran her family, which consisted of just three people.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • She went with the family to church on Sunday, and afterwards she would stop out front to say hello to Eula Barrister.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • Even during high school he had driven a sports car, and the Barristers’ house in Baltimore was only one of three that they owned, the others in distant resorts that advertised in the New York Times.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • Or watch in the spring sunshine the stockbroker and the great barrister going indoors to make money and more money and more money when it is a fact that five hundred pounds a year will keep one alive in the sunshine.
    Virginia Woolf  --  A Room of One’s Own
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