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  • Jennifer Smith, Esq.
  • He’d eat in his tiny lab, sitting on a high stool, thumbing through the lastest issue of Esquire or one of the other magazines he subscribed to.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • Being a single man with a rather large supply of discretionary income, and having had the opportunity to provide certain legal services to Mr. and Mrs. Gus Barlowe in the past, Charles B. Dunwoody III, Esq. saw no harm in occasionally availing himself of the pleasures of the Mouse’s Tail Gentlemen’s Club.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • "I am, madam, Jonathan Randall, Esquire, Captain of His Majesty’s Eighth Dragoons.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander

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  • It was Phileas Fogg, Esquire.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • It was directed to Philip Pip, Esquire, and on the top of the superscription were the words, "PLEASE READ THIS, HERE."
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • Grubb, Grubb, and Bun-owes would sell by auction the effects of the late Bilbo Baggins Esquire, of Bag-End, Underhill, Hobbiton.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Hobbit
  • Oliver glanced at it, and saw that it was directed to Harry Maylie, Esquire, at some great lord’s house in the country; where, he could not make out.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • TWO DAYS AFTER I BURY my parents, I am summoned to the offices of Edmund Hyde, Esquire, to hear the details of their estate.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • By his nineteenth birthday he’d gotten a degree in creative writing and physics and published his first story in Esquire; by his early twenties, when he started looking into the HeLa story, he’d already published two books and joined the staff of Rolling Stone.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

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  • At the end of his grad work he had landed the job at Stovington, mostly on the strength of his stories — four of them published at that time, one of them in Esquire.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • Mr. F. Hill, florist and greengrocer (they soon discovered that there was money in asparagus; and asparagus led to other vegetables), had an air which stamped the business as classy; and in private life he was still Frederick Eynsford Hill, Esquire.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Pygmalion
  • It is called High Place, the farm and dwelling-place of James Jarvis, Esquire, and it stands high above Ndotsheni, and the great valley of the Umzimkulu.
    Alan Paton  --  Cry, the Beloved Country
  • So far I’ve been through a Mademoiselle magazine, an old Esquire from the eighties, a Ms., a magazine I can remember vaguely as having been around my mother’s various apartments while I was growing up, and a Reader’s Digest.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Be kind enough to address it to John Sedley, Esquire, and to seal this billet which I have written to his lady.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • East of my bean-field, across the road, lived Cato Ingraham, slave of Duncan Ingraham, Esquire, gentleman, of Concord village, who built his slave a house, and gave him permission to live in Walden Woods;—Cato, not Uticensis, but Concordiensis.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • It will be but the loss of the Esquire after his name.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • In my mind’s eye I continued to see him gazing into his watch, but now he was joined by another figure; a younger figure, myself; become shrewd, suave and dressed not in somber garments (like his old-fashioned ones) but in a dapper suit of rich material, cut fashionably, like those of the men you saw in magazine ads, the junior executive types in Esquire.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • Copperfield, Esquire,’ said the ticket-porter, touching his hat with his little cane.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • May I also present Mr. Bartleby Bumble, Esquire?
    Libba Bray  --  A Great and Terrible Beauty
  • He gave me the letter, which was addressed in these words: "To the hands of Ebenezer Balfour, Esquire, of Shaws, in his house of Shaws, these will be delivered by my son, David Balfour."
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Kidnapped
  • Hence the letter Jem had last night shown to Mrs. Sparsit, which Mr. Bounderby now held in his hand; superscribed, ’Josiah Bounderby, Esquire, Banker, Coketown.
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • From Carrie: The Black Dawn of T.K. (Esquire magazine, September 12, 1980) by Jack Gaver: Estelle Horan has lived in the neat San Diego suburb of Parrish for twelve years, and outwardly she is typical Ms. California: She wears bright print shifts and smoked amber sunglasses; her hair is black-streaked blonde; she drives a neat maroon Volkswagen Formula Vee with a smile decal on the gas cap and a green-flag ecology sticker on the back window.
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
  • Thomas was bred a smith under his father; but, being ingenious, and encouraged in learning (as all my brothers were) by an Esquire Palmer, then the principal gentleman in that parish, he qualified himself for the business of scrivener; became a considerable man in the county; was a chief mover of all public-spirited undertakings for the county or town of Northampton, and his own village, of which many instances were related of him; and much taken notice of and patronized by the then…
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • …sword; then several sergeants of the city guard, in their full accoutrements, and with badges on their sleeves; then the Garter King-at-arms, in his tabard; then several Knights of the Bath, each with a white lace on his sleeve; then their esquires; then the judges, in their robes of scarlet and coifs; then the Lord High Chancellor of England, in a robe of scarlet, open before, and purfled with minever; then a deputation of aldermen, in their scarlet cloaks; and then the heads of the…
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • He regards, or so they tell me, its author, one Bergotte, Esquire, as a subtle scribe, more subtle, indeed, than any beast of the field; and, albeit he exhibits on occasion a critical pacifism, a tenderness in suffering fools, for which it is impossible to account, and hard to make allowance, still his word has weight with me as it were the Delphic Oracle.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • —On Tuesday last, at St George’s, Hanover Square, by the Right Reverend the Bishop of Llandaff, Sir Mulberry Hawk, of Mulberry Castle, North Wales, to Catherine, only daughter of the late Nicholas Nickleby, Esquire, of Devonshire.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • Forty knights and as many esquires awaited him outside the Red Keep’s stables.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Feast For Crows
  • Eh! what! it is, I declare, a commission, appointing Richard Jones, Esquire, sheriff of the county.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • The cover was embossed with the title: Mr. B. Tummeler Esquire Presents Exotik Foods of the Lands and How They Is Cookt.
    James A. Owen  --  Here, There be Dragons
  • William Dorrit, Esquire Frederick Dorrit, Esquire Edward Dorrit, Esquire Miss Dorrit Miss Amy Dorrit Mrs General and Suite.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • I took "Esquire" for a term of reverence, and I think it stood for that with him; we were always aware that Daddy loved him.
    Eudora Welty  --  One Writer’s Beginnings
  • With five years to go before the 1968 election, an article by Gore Vidal in Esquire magazine’s March issue picks him to win the Democratic nomination over Lyndon Johnson.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • Courtesy of Daniel J. Murphy, Esq. Lieutenant Murphy and his fiancee.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • It was sent to U. N. Owen, Esq., c/o Isaac Morris, and was understood to be required for the amateur performance of a hitherto unacted play.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • The photograph was of Irene Adler herself in evening dress, the letter was superscribed to "Sherlock Holmes, Esq. To be left till called for."
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • Phoebe Weatherfield Caulfield Phoebe Weatherfield Caulfield Phoebe Weatherfield Caulfield Phoebe W. Caulfield Phoebe Weatherfield Caulfield, Esq. Please pass to Shirley!!!!
    J.D. Salinger  --  The Catcher in the Rye
  • It was only said, ’Lately, George Wickham, Esq. to Miss Lydia Bennet,’ without there being a syllable said of her father, or the place where she lived, or anything.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • The pretty Miss Mansfield has already received the congratulatory visits on her approaching marriage with a young Englishman, John Melbourne, Esq. Her ugly sister, Manon, married M. Duvillard, the rich banker, last autumn.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • Sure enough, I found a volume entitled Ceylon and the Singhalese by H. C. Sirr, Esq. Reentering the lounge, I first noted the bearings of Ceylon, on which antiquity lavished so many different names.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Mr. Arnold Spirit, Jr. Esq., PhD* (Pretty hot Dude).
    Sherman Alexie  --  The Absolutlely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
  • * For this interesting view of Mr. Washington’s education, I am indebted to Robert C. Ogden, Esq., Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Hampton Institute and the intimate friend of General Armstrong during the whole period of his educational work.
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
  • So, to relieve Bill, I acceded, and we collaborated a letter that ran this way: Ebenezer Dorset, Esq.: We have your boy concealed in a place far from Summit.
    O. Henry  --  The Ransom of Red Chief
  • CHAPTER 36 Within a few days after this meeting, the newspapers announced to the world, that the lady of Thomas Palmer, Esq. was safely delivered of a son and heir; a very interesting and satisfactory paragraph, at least to all those intimate connections who knew it before.
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • There are letters from General Eoin O’Duffy to Gerard Griffin, Esq., saying welcome to the ranks of the National Front, the Irish Blueshirts, that it is a privilege to know a man like Gerard Griffin is interested in the movement with his excellent education, his Royal Navy training, his reputation as a great rugby player on the Young Munster team that won the national championship, the Bateman Cup.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • , Oberlin Avenue & 3d St., N.E Zenith Omar Gribble, Esq., 376 North American Building, Zenith.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • The heir presumptive, the very William Walter Elliot, Esq., whose rights had been so generously supported by her father, had disappointed her.
    Jane Austen  --  Persuasion
  • On the 17th inst., at St. Ambrose’s Church, Bath, by the Rev. G. Mincing, B.A., Francis Troy, only son of the late Edward Troy, Esq., M.D., of Weatherbury, and sergeant with Dragoon Guards, to Bathsheba, only surviving daughter of the late Mr. John Everdene, of Casterbridge.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • For some days past the papers had been full of the sensational kidnapping of little Johnnie Waverly, the three-year-old son and heir of Marcus Waverly, Esq., of Waverly Court, Surrey, one of the oldest families in England.
    Agatha Christie  --  Early Cases Of Hercule Poirot
  • …if it chose, was to have the advantage of buying, under the distinguished auspices of Mr. Borthrop Trumbull, the furniture, books, and pictures which anybody might see by the handbills to be the best in every kind, belonging to Edwin Larcher, Esq. This was not one of the sales indicating the depression of trade; on the contrary, it was due to Mr. Larcher’s great success in the carrying business, which warranted his purchase of a mansion near Riverston already furnished in high style by…
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
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