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  • Regaled us with tales from her first year at college.
  • She loves to regale out-of-towners with amusing stories about the city.
  • Smoking a cigarette, Gertrudis, perfectly at her ease, was regaling them with fantastic stories of the battles she’d been in.
    Laura Esquivel  --  Like Water for Chocolate
  • The first day Boo came, she brought a stack of my photographs and a bagful of vegan carob-chip cookies, which I ate as she regaled me with stories from our photography class exhibition at the Arts Center.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Dreamland

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  • He began to regale her then with tales of other teenage misadventures—from soaping car windows to tepeeing the houses of former girlfriends.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Message in a Bottle
  • …was snatched from her quiet realm and left alone to protect her sensitive epidermis as best she could, on a humid Sunday afternoon at precisely 2:28 P.M. The circumstances leading to the event were these: After dinner, at which time Jean Louise regaled her household with Dr. Finch’s observations on stylish hymn-singing, Atticus sat in his corner of the livingroom reading the Sunday papers, and Jean Louise was looking forward to an afternoon’s hilarity with her uncle, complete with…
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • Hel pulls me to one of the dozens of long tables, where Faris is regaling the rest of our friends with a tale of his latest escapade at the riverside brothels.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • No doubt Brian had returned to the table last Saturday, regaling everyone with stories about how he’d been jumped by a gang of cowboys.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • It all seemed unfathomably exotic to a kid who’d never left Florida, and I begged him to regale me with stories whenever I saw him.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • He asked her repeatedly about her childhood in Savannah, and she finally relented, regaling him with a couple of girlhood stories that made them both chuckle.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice

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  • She went on to regale them with stories about circus life hanging from trapezes, leaping through flaming hoops, getting shot from cannons — until gradually Sticky cheered up, and the matter of parents was dropped.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • When I finally make it onto campus, Drew is out front with his usual followers, regaling them with any number of BS stories about his summer.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • I asked, trying to remember the dreary details of local history Frank had spent hours regaling me with over the last week.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • That said, at a luncheon a few months ago he was regaling the table with an utterly scurrilous story about Fred Astaire which I don’t feel can possibly be true.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Evangeline talked enough for both of us, regaling the women with her "undying love" for Cal and the honor she felt at being chosen.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • He was hesitant to speak to her, afraid that he’d come off as a wolf, but Harry charged right in, regaling the women with Louie’s history.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • At dinner, though, he would often regale them with some telling point Demosthenes had made in that day’s column.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • He regaled his grateful audience with talk of-what else?-food.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • He was supplied with bread of a finer, whiter quality than the usual prison fare, and even regaled each Sunday with a small quantity of wine.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Momma beamed and Uncle Willie was proud when Bailey regaled the customers with our exploits.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • As we stood there holding our netting and sweating through our complete wardrobes, they regaled us with information about our soon-to-be-home, Kilanga.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • His face glows with wine and sentiment as he regales me with the tale of how he wooed Marlena.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • Who would think, then, that such fine ladies and gentlemen should regale themselves with an essence found in the inglorious bowels of a sick whale!
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • The hero sinks upon his straw bed, weighed down by fetters and misfortunes; in the next scene, his faithful but unconscious squire regales the audience with a comic song.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • Zeena answered in her every-day tone and, warming to the theme, regaled them with several vivid descriptions of intestinal disturbances among her friends and relatives.
    Edith Wharton  --  Ethan Frome
  • The rest followed my example, and we regaled ourselves upon the fruit, which we found excellent.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • For the most part, he kept the conversation light; he updated them on the construction or regaled them with amusing stories from his past, bringing a fleeting smile to her father’s face.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • The odour which now filled the refectory was scarcely more appetising than that which had regaled our nostrils at breakfast: the dinner was served in two huge tin-plated vessels, whence rose a strong steam redolent of rancid fat.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • He had untiring energy for the dancing and parties she loved and an unending supply of coarse stories with which he regaled her on their infrequent evenings alone when the table was cleared and brandy and coffee before them.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • But now that god had gone far off among the sunburnt races, most remote of men, at earth’s two verges, in sunset lands and lands of the rising sun, to be regaled by smoke of thighbones burning, haunches of rams and bulls, a hundred fold.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • " ’tis a cat of mine," said the archdeacon, quickly, "who is regaling herself under there with a mouse," This explanation satisfied Charmolue.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • I’d expected her to call and regale us with one of her typical monologues, full of stream-of-consciousness details, but instead she’d left a message-telling us about the win and that she was very pleased with it-that clocked in at under two minutes, which had to be a record for her.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Just Listen
  • Not because I was squeezed in at an acute angle of the tablecloth, with the table in my chest, and the Pumblechookian elbow in my eye, nor because I was not allowed to speak (I didn’t want to speak), nor because I was regaled with the scaly tips of the drumsticks of the fowls, and with those obscure corners of pork of which the pig, when living, had had the least reason to be vain.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • Patiently regaling his pupil once again, Abdul lit a reeking Tander brand cigarette in the overheated taxi and waved away the smoke along with Mortenson’s worries.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • If he does, they regale his ears with the following song:— Poor massa, so dey say; Down in de heel, so dey say; Got no money, so dey say; Not one shillin, so dey say; God A’mighty bress you, so dey say.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • Aureliano Segundo did not let the chance go by to regale his cousins with a thunderous champagne and accordion party that was interpreted as a tardy adjustment of accounts with the carnival, which went awry because of the jubilee.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • They became exhausted in imitation of them; and they yaw-yawed in their speech like them; and they served out, with an enervated air, the little mouldy rations of political economy, on which they regaled their disciples.
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • Pippa is lying in the hammock while her knight regales her with some tale of chivalrous deeds done on her behalf.
    Libba Bray  --  A Great and Terrible Beauty
  • While this was going on there came up to the inn a sowgelder, who, as he approached, sounded his reed pipe four or five times, and thereby completely convinced Don Quixote that he was in some famous castle, and that they were regaling him with music, and that the stockfish was trout, the bread the whitest, the wenches ladies, and the landlord the castellan of the castle; and consequently he held that his enterprise and sally had been to some purpose.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • Prochazka loved to regale his friends with hyperbole and excess.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • Instead, she regaled Joseph and Leslie with stories about the wedding plans, unable to hide her delight at how well it had come together.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Wedding
  • The most ancient of the chiefs who regaled the gathered elders with ancient tales was Zwelibhangile Joyi, a son from the Great House of King Ngubengcuka.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • He was regaling her with the myriad nicknames in his own family as they neared the steep, narrow part of National Highway 3 that scales down Morne Kabrit, Goat Mountain, toward the Cul-de-Sac Plain.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • By the time they had got dressed, padding themselves out with several of Mrs. Weasleys hand-knitted sweaters and carrying cloaks, scarves, and gloves, Ron’s shock had subsided and he had decided that Harry’s new spell was highly amusing; so amusing, in fact, that he lost no time in regaling Hermione with the story as they sat down for breakfast.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • Miles had taken this tour before, and as they strolled from home to home, he suggested places of particular interest and regaled her with stories about homes that weren’t part of the ghost walk this year.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Bend in the Road
  • CHAPTER II The little girl performed her long journey in safety; and at Northampton was met by Mrs. Norris, who thus regaled in the credit of being foremost to welcome her, and in the importance of leading her in to the others, and recommending her to their kindness.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • Thomas may have his own personal opinions on this subject, probably hints them in his manner of smoothing his sleek head from the nape of his neck to his temples, but he forbears to express them further and retires to the servants’ hall to regale on cold meat-pie and ale.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • He talked of Greenwich Village now instead of "noon-swirled moons," and met winter muses, unacademic, and cloistered by Forty-second Street and Broadway, instead of the Shelleyan dream-children with whom he had regaled their expectant appreciation.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • It had been good for her to regale; she was very conscious of that; she was very observant, as we know, of what was good for her, and her effort was constantly to find something that was good enough.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • Veslovsky sang songs and related with enjoyment his adventures with the peasants, who had regaled him with vodka, and said to him, "Excuse our homely ways," and his night’s adventures with kiss-in-the-ring and the servant-girl and the peasant, who had asked him was he married, and on learning that he was not, said to him, "Well, mind you don’t run after other men’s wives—you’d better get one of your own."
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
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