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  • grown far beyond the shaky tyro she seemed just a season ago
  • comes off as too much the tyro to be a President
  • Looking back, I am confident that the only one there who guessed I was a tyro at bar-drinking was Johnny Heinhold.
    Jack London  --  John Barleycorn
  • Rhambos and Tyros and Nornus and Iral and many more.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen

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  • He went on, giving slow, full value to each word: "We called you an incompetent fool, a tyro, a charlatan, a swindler, an egomaniac…"
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • Those of his successors in each branch of natural philosophy with whom I was acquainted appeared even to my boy’s apprehensions as tyros engaged in the same pursuit.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • As she slowly drew nigh, from my lofty perch at the fore-mast-head, I had a good view of that sight so remarkable to a tyro in the far ocean fisheries—a whaler at sea, and long absent from home.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • The veteran Marine in the group, helping the tyro.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • He did a job that would have made a Comanche brave look like a tyro with a scalping knife.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King’s Men
  • Then Gladys, the new pantry maid, began to sing: Yo tiro la cuchara, Yo tiw el tenedor Yo tiro to’lo’plato’ Yme voypa’ Nueva Yof.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents

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  • Gilthoniel A Elbereth! And then his tongue was loosed and his voice cried in a language which he did not know: A Elbereth Gilthoniel o menel palan-diriel, le nallon sa di’nguruthos! A tiro nin, Fanuilos! And with that he staggered to his feet and was Samwise the hobbit, Hamfast’s son, again.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Two Towers
  • Jopp was far less of a tyro; he lifted one of the seals with his penknife, peeped in at the end thus opened, saw that the bundle consisted of letters; and, having satisfied himself thus far, sealed up the end again by simply softening the wax with the candle, and went off with the parcel as requested.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • …his university degree of B. A. (a huge ad in its way) and gentlemanly bearing to all the more influence the good impression he would infallibly score a distinct success, being blessed with brains which also could be utilised for the purpose and other requisites, if his clothes were properly attended to so as to the better worm his way into their good graces as he, a youthful tyro in—society’s sartorial niceties, hardly understood how a little thing like that could militate against you.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Pipes seem very odd when you first hear them, and a tyro practicing can set your teeth on edge — it sounds and looks as if he had a cat under his arm, its tail in his mouth, and biting it.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Starship Troopers
  • She may rely too long on Athena’s gifts- talent in handicraft and a clever mind; so cunning-history cannot show the like among the ringleted ladies of Akhaia, Mykene with her coronet, Alkmene, Tyro.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • We’re on Granny Thela’s cattle post outside Tiro.
    Allan Stratton  --  Chandra’s Wars
  • …Athena gave her—
    a skilled hand for elegant work, a fine mind
    and subtle wiles too—we’ve never heard the like,
    not even in old stories sung of all Achaea’s
    well-coifed queens who graced the years gone by:
    Mycenae crowned with garlands, Tyro and Alcmena ….
    Not one could equal Penelope for intrigue
    but in this case she intrigued beyond all limits.
    So, we will devour your worldly goods and wealth
    as long as she holds out, holds to that course
    the gods have charted deep inside…
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • I hack and I hack and—I’m out of the bush, at the side of the road leading to Tiro.
    Allan Stratton  --  Chandra’s Wars
  • They run toward Tiro.
    Allan Stratton  --  Chandra’s Wars
  • "It’s the one about Tiro."
    Allan Stratton  --  Chandra’s Wars
  • Mama and Papa had moved down from Tiro and settled us into the worker houses at the diamond mine.
    Allan Stratton  --  Chandra’s Wars
  • But it’s always about Tiro.
    Allan Stratton  --  Chandra’s Wars
  • Tiro and Mama and my little brother and sister.
    Allan Stratton  --  Chandra’s Wars
  • If I recall rightly, you have people in Tiro.
    Allan Stratton  --  Chandra’s Wars
  • "In your dream, you have to get to Tiro," he says slowly.
    Allan Stratton  --  Chandra’s Wars
  • Maybe you need a visit to Tiro.
    Allan Stratton  --  Chandra’s Wars
  • "I’ll never go back to Tiro."
    Allan Stratton  --  Chandra’s Wars
  • "Things happened in Tiro," I whisper.
    Allan Stratton  --  Chandra’s Wars
  • Before she went to Tiro, she said to me, ’Rose, no matter what happens, I can die happy.
    Allan Stratton  --  Chandra’s Wars
  • I got on the next flatbed truck to Tiro.
    Allan Stratton  --  Chandra’s Wars
  • With the help of the Tiro health clinic, I got her home.
    Allan Stratton  --  Chandra’s Wars
  • You didn’t have to go to Tiro.
    Allan Stratton  --  Chandra’s Wars
  • Not till you get yourself to Tiro.
    Allan Stratton  --  Chandra’s Wars
  • "I’m never going to Tiro again," I say.
    Allan Stratton  --  Chandra’s Wars
  • I’m talking to Lily, my older sister who stayed in Tiro when the rest of us came south.
    Allan Stratton  --  Chandra’s Wars
  • Mrs. Tafa’s called Tiro and left a message about my dream.
    Allan Stratton  --  Chandra’s Wars
  • "She can’t stand me, but she’ll do anything to get you to Tiro."
    Allan Stratton  --  Chandra’s Wars
  • If you don’t go to Tiro, how will you feel when the priest puts them in the ground?
    Allan Stratton  --  Chandra’s Wars
  • I pour out my heart, letting him know about everything: Mama, Tiro, Granny’s call, and what Esther said.
    Allan Stratton  --  Chandra’s Wars
  • "She’d have been on the next bus to Tiro."
    Allan Stratton  --  Chandra’s Wars
  • On the mini-map, Tiro is only a quarter inch from Mfualatown.
    Allan Stratton  --  Chandra’s Wars
  • Maybe my dream—Tiro, the loss of loved ones—came from the shock of finding Mama at the ruin.
    Allan Stratton  --  Chandra’s Wars
  • Going back to Tiro, seeing my relatives, I’ll have the chance to face down that horror: to bury the past in the present.
    Allan Stratton  --  Chandra’s Wars
  • She’s also programmed the number of the general dealer in Tiro, so you can check for truck delays the day you return.
    Allan Stratton  --  Chandra’s Wars
  • The truck to Tiro rounds the corner.
    Allan Stratton  --  Chandra’s Wars
  • The ride to Tiro with Mr. Palme is different.
    Allan Stratton  --  Chandra’s Wars
  • We pull into Shawshe, the last rest stop before Tiro.
    Allan Stratton  --  Chandra’s Wars
  • Another hour, we’ll be in Tiro.
    Allan Stratton  --  Chandra’s Wars
  • The roosters of Tiro can wake the dead.
    Allan Stratton  --  Chandra’s Wars
  • When I was little, Tiro was just a gas stop on the way to Mfuala Park.
    Allan Stratton  --  Chandra’s Wars
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