Apr 25 2020

Gossip of the day

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Define gossip. gossip synonyms, gossip pronunciation, gossip translation, English dictionary definition of gossip. n. 1. Rumor or talk of a personal, sensational, or intimate nature. 2. A person who habitually spreads intimate or private rumors or facts. 3.

  • [News in the computer industry] as rife with rumor as the C.I.A. or the National Security Council —Erik Sandberg-Diment, New York Times, January 25, 1987
  • Collected them [rumors] as a child might collect matchbooks —W. P. Kinsella
  • Confirmed gossips are like connoisseurs of cheese; the stuff they relish must be stout —Holman Day
  • Delivered more gossip than the National Enquirer —Joseph Wambaugh
  • Far and wide the tale was told, like a snowball growing while it rolled —John Greenleaf Whittier
  • Fond of gossip as an old woman —Ivan Turgenev
  • An indiscreet man is like an unsealed letter, everybody can read it —Sebastian Shamfort
  • Little words of speculation drone like bees in a bottle —Beryl Markham
  • News as roaring in the air like a flight of bees —Truman Capote
  • News … would have run like a pistol shot through Faithful House [the name of publishing business around which Swinnerton’s novel, Faithful Company, centers] —Frank Swinnerton
  • Rumor … it had gone like a fire in dry grass —William Faulkner
  • Rumors [on Iranian arms scandal’s effect on Washington] are spreading like lava from a volcano —Senator Robert Byrd, CBS-TV news program, broadcast December 5th
  • Rumors began to thicken like a terrible blizzard —Susan Fromberg Schaeffer
  • Rumors … flew like birds out of the unknown —Stephen Crane
  • Rumors swirled around his name like the waters in a riptide —Peter De Vries
  • Rumors that rush around … inflating as they go, like giant balloons until somebody comes along to prick them —Vita Sackville-West
  • Scandal, like a kite, to fly well, depends greatly on the length of the tale it has to carry —Punch, 1854
  • A secret in his [the gossip’s] mouth is like a wild bird put into a cage; whose door no sooner opens, but it is out —Ben Jonson
  • Spits out secrets like hot custard —Thomas Fuller
  • Stories, like dragons, are hard to kill … If the snake does not, the tale runs still —John Greenleaf Whittier
  • Tale-bearers are as bad as the talemakers —Richard Brinsley Sheridan
  • Tell tales out of school like a child —Honoré de Balzac
  • They come together like the coroner’s inquest, to sit upon the murdered reputations of the week —William Congreve
  • They [a talkative family] fly around with news in their beaks like blue jays —Susan Fromberg Schaeffer
  • Traded in gossip the way grown-ups play the stock market —Nora Johnson This comparison by the teen-aged narrator in The World of Henry Orient would be equally apt without the reference to age.
  • Trumpeting it [a secret] … like an elephant in heat —William Alfred
  • The United States government leaks like a rusty tin can —David Brinkley, “This Week With David Brinkley,” ABC-TV, November 16, 1986
  • Word gets’s like jungle drums —George Axelrod
  • Word of scandal spreads like a spot of oil —Marcel Proust
  • Past participle: gossiped
    Gerund: gossiping


    Gossip of the day


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