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aldermen usually represent city wards
  a member of a municipal legislative body (as a city council) in some towns and cities in the U.S., Canada and Australia
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  • aldermen usually represent city wards
  • Mary Whitney said she [Mrs. Parkinson] ought to have been the Alderman herself, as she was the better man.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • One onlooker was a former alderman, James H. Hildreth.
    Jim Murphy  --  The Great Fire
  • If he does not, some one else will; and the saloon-keeper, unless he is also an alderman, is apt to be in debt to the big brewers, and on the verge of being sold out.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle

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  • The aldermen of the city give a fete on the third of October.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • High times indeed, if whaling captains were wheeled about the water on castors like gouty old aldermen in patent chairs.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • A puritan may go to his brown-bread crust with as gross an appetite as ever an alderman to his turtle.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • Like the wedding present alderman Hooper gave us.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • When the next generation, with its more modern ideas, became mayors and aldermen, this arrangement created some little dissatisfaction.
    William Faulkner  --  A Rose for Emily
  • The governor put me into the commission of the peace; the corporation of the city chose me of the common council, and soon after an alderman; and the citizens at large chose me a burgess to represent them in Assembly.
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

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  • It reminded me of something I had read in my youth about the ingenious way in which the aldermen of London raised the money that built the Mansion House.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  • On one occasion recently a local aldermanic junket had been arranged to visit Philadelphia—a junket that was to last ten days.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • It is also a fact, that Scrooge had seen it, night and morning, during his whole residence in that place; also that Scrooge had as little of what is called fancy about him as any man in the city of London, even including—which is a bold word—the corporation, aldermen, and livery.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Christmas Carol
  • She is the fairies’ midwife; and she comes In shape no bigger than an agate-stone On the fore-finger of an alderman, Drawn with a team of little atomies Athwart men’s noses as they lie asleep: Her waggon-spokes made of long spinners’ legs; The cover, of the wings of grasshoppers; The traces, of the smallest spider’s web; The collars, of the moonshine’s watery beams; Her whip, of cricket’s bone; the lash, of film; Her waggoner, a small grey-coated gnat, Not half so big as a round little…
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • The delighted community rose as one man and applauded; and when the twins were asked to stand for seats in the forthcoming aldermanic board, and consented, the public contentment was rounded and complete.
    Mark Twain  --  Pudd’nhead Wilson
  • An alderman about to be mayor must by-and-by enlarge his dinner-parties, but at present there were plenty of guests at his well-spread table.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • …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 different civic companies, in their robes of state.
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • One might bring one’s self to announce aldermen and burgomasters, but a hosier was too much.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • He could, on ten hours’ notice, appear before the board of aldermen or the state legislature and prove, absolutely, with figures all in rows and with precedents from Poland and New Zealand, that the street-car company loved the Public and yearned over its employees; that all its stock was owned by Widows and Orphans; and that whatever it desired to do would benefit property-owners by increasing rental values, and help the poor by lowering rents.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • To soothe thy wearied limbs in slumber, Alderman History tells his tedious tale; and, again, to awaken thee, Monsieur Romance performs his surprizing tricks of dexterity.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • /Selectman/ is first heard of in 1685, displacing the English /alderman/.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • Every man, from the Tammany alderman to the Austrian house-painter, finds that he is entitled to his opinion.
    Clement Greenberg  --  Avant-garde and Kitsch
  • Of course a fellow has got to start in modestly, but I may say, sotto voce, that I expect to run for alderman next fall.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • In turn, the alderman wanted the realty company to build their new shopping center on his cousin’s property in the northern section of town.
    Gloria Naylor  --  The Women of Brewster Place
  • For every bribed alderman, there are hundreds of politicians—low paid or not paid at all—doing their level best without thanks or glory to make our system work.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • He is more than a highly respectable man: he is marked out as a president of highly respectable men, a chairman among directors, an alderman among councillors, a mayor among aldermen.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • My own knee! when I was about thy years, Hal, I was not an eagle’s talon in the waist; I could have crept into any alderman’s thumb-ring: a plague of sighing and grief! it blows a man up like a bladder.
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry IV, Part 1
  • On this Saturday Bathsheba was passing slowly on foot through the crowd of rural business-men gathered as usual in front of the market-house, who were as usual gazed upon by the burghers with feelings that those healthy lives were dearly paid for by exclusion from possible aldermanship, when a man, who had apparently been following her, said some words to another on her left hand.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • <32> Evereach, for the wisdom that he can*, *knew Was shapely* for to be an alderman.
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • I asked him again now, but he was leaning on the counter in his shirt-sleeves having a deep goster with Alderman Cowley.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • "The Alderman’s very rich, isn’t he?"
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • "What’s this, Henchard," said Alderman Tubber, applying his thumb to the corn-factor like a cheese-taster.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • "A fool by right of descent," answered the Jester; "I am Wamba, the son of Witless, who was the son of Weatherbrain, who was the son of an Alderman."
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • Do you know that Alderman Wilson, the man who says such damning things about us, has a father who is an Anglican clergyman? I can’t imagine how the government is going to clothe and educate our young when they can’t even get started on feeding or housing 22,000 removees.
    Joy Kogawa  --  Obasan
  • Also contributing to my Everest piece were Brad Wetzler, John Alderman, Katie Arnold, John Tayman, Sue Casey, Greg Cliburn, Hampton Sides, Amanda Stuermer, Lorien Warner, Sue Smith, Cricket Lengyel, Lolly Merrell, Stephanie Gregory, Laura Hohnhold Adam Horowitz, John Galvin, Adam Hicks, Elizabeth Rand, Chris Czmyrid, Scott Parmalee, Kim Gattone, and Scott Mathews.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • Alderman Sam,
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • You remember, Ed, you, too, Mac—the boys was going to nominate me for Alderman.
    Eugene O’Neill  --  The Iceman Cometh
  • ’That is very true,’ says Mr. Alderman, and turning to the fellow that stopped me, he asked him if it was true that I knocked with my foot?
    Daniel Defoe  --  Moll Flanders
  • The Lord Mayor and Aldermen of the City of London subscribed for a spacious aquarium-mews-cum-menagerie at the Tower in which all the creatures were starved one day a week for the good of their stomachs—and here, for the fresh food, good bedding, constant attention, and every modem convenience, the Wart’s friends resorted in their old age, on wing and foot and fin, for the sunset of their happy lives.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • ] [Enter the LORD MAYOR, ALDERMEN, and Citizens.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Life and Death of King Richard III
  • Tell I this for a weening, If it so come to pass that the spear yet shall take, Or the battle all sword-grim, the son of that Hrethel, Or sickness or iron thine Alderman have, Thy shepherd of folk, and thou fast to life hold thee, Then no better than thee may the Sea-Geats be having 1850 To choose for themselves, no one of the kings, Hoard-warden of heroes, if then thou wilt hold Thy kinsman’s own kingdom.
    Unknown  --  Beowulf
  • [Enter trumpets, sounding; then two Aldermen, Lord Mayor, Garter, Cranmer, Duke of Norfolk with his marshal’s staff, Duke of Suffolk, two Noblemen bearing great standing-bowls for the christening-gifts; then four Noblemen bearing a canopy, under which the Duchess of Norfolk, godmother, bearing the child richly habited in a mantle, etc., train borne by a Lady; then follows the Marchioness Dorset, the other godmother, and Ladies.
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry VIII
  • They called a special meeting of the Board of Aldermen.
    William Faulkner  --  A Rose for Emily
  • Alderman Robert O’Reilly emptying the port into his soup before the flag fell.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • That night the Board of Aldermen met—three graybeards and one younger man, a member of the rising generation.
    William Faulkner  --  A Rose for Emily
  • Bobbob lapping it for the inner alderman.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • They applauded wildly as the smiling alderman smashed a bottle of champagne against the edge of one of the buildings.
    Gloria Naylor  --  The Women of Brewster Place
  • On the steps of the City hall Councillor Nannetti, descending, hailed Alderman Cowley and Councillor Abraham Lyon ascending.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • I wish, in order to honor our worthy aldermen, you should appear in ceremonial costume, and above all, ornamented with the diamond studs which I gave you on your birthday.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • He is more than a highly respectable man: he is marked out as a president of highly respectable men, a chairman among directors, an alderman among councillors, a mayor among aldermen.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
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