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Definition a nickname — especially a humorous one
  • How well the sobriquet was merited will be seen in the sequel.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Deerslayer
  • Sobriquets of endearment perhaps?
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • He had nicknamed a particularly tyrannical, humorless, and rosy steward "Pink Whiskers," a sobriquet that was soon used by all the jockeys.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • He had fled, discharging at them a sobriquet, like a Parthian dart.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • No wonder that in France the SOBRIQUET of the mysterious Englishman roused in the people a superstitious shudder.
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • The Silent Monk of Covert Operations had been the sobriquet given him by his colleagues in the intelligence community.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • 'Pink-your-Doublet' and 'Slit-your-Trunk' Are their gentlest sobriquets; With Fame and Glory their soul is drunk!
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • In fact, even in their absence they could not be spoken of too harshly unless we used the sobriquet "They."
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • Grim would be, I suppose, a sobriquet for your grandfather, based on his demeanor.
    Rodman Philbrick  --  Freak the Mighty
  • The moment she heard the last sobriquet she clasped her hands eagerly and repeated the word "Pathfinder!"
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pathfinder
  • Now, it wasn't as if I held my phone in my sweaty hand all day, staring at it while wearing my Special Yellow Dress, patiently waiting for my gentleman caller to live up to his sobriquet.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • He had been woefully unprepared to lead an Arctic expedition, and upon returning to England, he was known as the Man Who Ate His Shoes, yet the sobriquet was uttered more often with awe than with ridicule.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • One was Colonel Jones, a noted plainsman, who in the near future was to earn the sobriquet "Buffalo Jones," not like his contemporary, Buffalo Bill, for destroying buffalo, but for preserving calves to form the nucleus of a herd.
    Zane Grey  --  The Thundering Herd
  • He was comely in countenance, bulky and strong in person, and in the flower of his age—yet inanimate in expression, dull-eyed, heavy-browed, inactive and sluggish in all his motions, and so slow in resolution, that the soubriquet of one of his ancestors was conferred upon him, and he was very generally called Athelstane the Unready.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • However that might be, it is certain that shortly after the accident referred to, which was coincident with the arrival of an awakening Methodist preacher at Treddleston, a great change had been observed in the brickmaker; and though he was still known in the neighbourhood by his old sobriquet of "Brimstone," there was nothing he held in so much horror as any further transactions with that evil-smelling element.
    George Eliot  --  Adam Bede
  • Mr. Dawkin's appearance did not say a vast deal in favour of the comforts which his patron's interest obtained for those whom he took under his protection; but, as he had a rather flightly and dissolute mode of conversing, and furthermore avowed that among his intimate friends he was better known by the sobriquet of 'The Artful Dodger,' Oliver concluded that, being of a dissipated and careless turn, the moral precepts of his benefactor had hitherto been thrown away upon him.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • The sobriquet of La Carconte had been bestowed on Madeleine Radelle from the fact that she had been born in a village, so called, situated between Salon and Lambesc; and as a custom existed among the inhabitants of that part of France where Caderousse lived of styling every person by some particular and distinctive appellation, her husband had bestowed on her the name of La Carconte in place of her sweet and euphonious name of Madeleine, which, in all probability, his rude gutteral...
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • The first youth who presented himself for the trial was called The Raven, having as yet had no opportunity of obtaining a more warlike sobriquet.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Deerslayer
  • [35] Merlan: a sobriquet given to hairdressers because they are white with powder.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables

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