1 He had invented a machine for the cleaning of the hemp, which, considering the education and circumstances of the inventor, displayed quite as much mechanical genius as Whitney's cotton-gin.
2 He was a man loved and honoured by all who knew him; and in his youth was, I have heard, the inventor of a burnt rum punch, much patronised on Derby night.
3 The founder of a sect or party, or an inventor, impresses us less when we know how or by what the way was prepared for his activity.
4 In less than three years the inventor of this process had become rich, which is good, and had made every one about him rich, which is better.
Les Misérables 1 By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 5: CHAPTER I—THE HISTORY OF A PROGRESS IN BLACK GLASS TRINKE...
5 Miles, Dr. Bell, the inventor of the Bell telephone, Bishop Vincent, and the Rev.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. WashingtonContext Highlight In Chapter XVII.
6 These gloomy inventors of expedients work rapidly when they are fighting against fatality.
Les Misérables 2 By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 5: CHAPTER V—WHICH WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE WITH GAS LANTERNS
7 The inventors of ideas of that nature, men with nocturnal imaginations, applied to them to have their ideas executed.
Les Misérables 3 By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 7: CHAPTER IV—COMPOSITION OF THE TROUPE