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Mime  v. i.  To mimic. (Obs.)






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"Mime" Quotes from Famous Books



... surpassed. The painter aims at no very delicate meanings, but he drives certain gross ones home so effectively that for a parallel to his process one must look to the art of the actor, the emphasising "point"-making mime. Some of his female figures are superb—they represent creatures of a ...
— Italian Hours • Henry James

... the gusty high-road and knuckled his eyelids to keep his eyes from crying. How long ago it seemed, that time twelve years ago when a mutinous urchin fled from a truculent uncle to seek his fortune as Heaven might please to guide! Heaven guided an itinerant mime and mountebank that tramped France with his doxy to a wet hedge-side where a famished, foot-sore scrap of a lad lay like a tired dog, trying not to sob. The mountebank was curious, the mountebank's doxy was kind; both applauded ...
— The Duke's Motto - A Melodrama • Justin Huntly McCarthy

... Redeemer, and urging on them the impressive declaration of His Apostle: 'Follow after charity'; 'Charity suffereth long and is kind,' 'seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked'; 'charity beareth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.' Therefore we beseech you, brethren, by the mime of our Lord Jesus Christ, 'that there be no divisions among you, but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and ...
— American Lutheranism - Volume 2: The United Lutheran Church (General Synod, General - Council, United Synod in the South) • Friedrich Bente

... Mademoiselle, quil n'a fas une Francaise qui occupe la mime position a Londres, que vous occupez ...
— Celibates • George Moore

... heathen Yule fires flicker red Where thronged refectory feasts are spread; With mystery-play and masque and mime And wait-songs speed the ...
— The Complete Works of Whittier - The Standard Library Edition with a linked Index • John Greenleaf Whittier

... smiled. "There's food for mirth In every nook of the sun-circling earth That human foot hath trodden. Man, the great mime, must move the Momus vein, Whether he follow fashion or the wain, In ermine ...
— Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 98, January 25th, 1890 • Various

... the gossips, "Let's talk of the holy time When the shepherds watched their sheep; And the Babe was born for all souls' crime In the weakness of flesh to weep."— But, anon, shrills the pipe of the merry mime, And their ...
— The Baron's Yule Feast: A Christmas Rhyme • Thomas Cooper

... goutais son parler suave, son beau langage, sa pensee docte et naive, son air de vieux Silene purifie par les eaux baptismales, son instinct de mime accompli, le jeu de ses passions vives et fines, le genie etrange et charmant dont ...
— Suspended Judgments - Essays on Books and Sensations • John Cowper Powys

... footlights; offstage; orchestra. theatrical costume, theatrical properties. movie studio, back lot, on location. part, role, character, dramatis personae[Lat]; repertoire. actor, thespian, player; method actor; stage player, strolling player; stager, performer; mime, mimer[obs3]; artists; comedian, tragedian; tragedienne, Roscius; star, movie star, star of stage and screen, superstar, idol, sex symbol; supporting actor, supporting cast; ham, hamfatter *[obs3]; masker[obs3]. ...
— Roget's Thesaurus • Peter Mark Roget

... charming and, what is not so usual, a quite intelligible fantasy in mime—The Magic Pipe: Pierrot, faithless mistress, despair, sympathetic friend, adoring midinette, and so on. But Mr. JULES DELACRE, who played his own part, Pierrot, with a fine sincerity and a sense of the great tradition in this genre, got his effect across ...
— Punch, 1917.07.04, Vol. 153, Issue No. 1 • Various

... asked what he needed for relief, he would say "Miriam," as naturally as a thirsty man would call for a glass of clear cold water. For his amusement I converted myself into a mime, a mountebank. When I went to the theatre, the performance must be repeated for his benefit, and ...
— Miriam Monfort - A Novel • Catherine A. Warfield

... with the last line but one of 'The Wanderer'? or—if it is only the instrumental music you object to—did you learn nothing for the third act of 'The Valkyrie' from the working-out of the Unfinished Symphony? did you know that Schubert had used your Mime theme in a quartet before you? do you know that I could mention a hundred things you borrowed from Schubert? Go to, Richard: be fair." Having extinguished Richard thus, and made his utter discomfiture doubly certain by handing him a list of the hundred instances, I ...
— Old Scores and New Readings • John F. Runciman

... at last, for speech I sought, To keep shy Love in countenance, But, whilst I vainly tax'd my thought, Her voice deliver'd mime from trance: 'Look, is not this a pretty shawl, Aunt's parting gift.' 'She's always kind.' 'The new wing spoils Sir John's old Hall: You'll see it, if ...
— The Angel in the House • Coventry Patmore

... "Give mime five minutes, my lord!" he pleaded, "in order that I may explain matters to the Jackal here, who is somewhat ...
— The Junior Classics, Volume 1 • Willam Patten

... call an actor a m'as-tu-vu, which, anglicised, means a have-you-seen-me?... The average actor holds the mirror up to nature and sees in it only the reflection of himself." I take the words from a late book on the so-called art of the mime by the editor of a magazine devoted to the stage. The learned author evades plumbing the psychological springs of this astounding and almost invariable vanity, this endless bumptiousness of the cabotin in all ...
— Damn! - A Book of Calumny • Henry Louis Mencken

... went out to attend to the printing. Nor did his preparations end there. He wrote a piquant article on the glories of the Comedie de l'Art, and its resurrection by the improvising troupe of the great mime Florimond Binet. Binet's name was not Florimond; it was just Pierre. But Andre-Louis had a great sense of the theatre. That article was an amplification of the stimulating matter contained in the playbills; and he persuaded Basque, who had relations in Nantes, to use all the influence he could ...
— Scaramouche - A Romance of the French Revolution • Rafael Sabatini



Words linked to "Mime" :   role player, histrion, playacting, mimic, simulate, acting, pantomimist, Marcel Marceau, pantomime, imitate, mummer, thespian, panto, performing



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