Gate tender

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Gate tender one in charge of a gate, as at a railroad crossing.
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Usage

In literature:

When David rejoined Jane, she was gazing tenderly after the small, graceful figure moving toward the distant entrance gates.
"The Conflict" by David Graham Phillips
As he passed through the gate, after a tender farewell, Annie watched him with shining eyes.
"The Copy-Cat and Other Stories" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Joyful the iron gates are open flung And, for the conqueror, welcome gay and tender!
"The Home Book of Verse, Vol. 2 (of 4)" by Various
At the gate the boy put his arm tenderly about his father's shoulders.
"Poor, Dear Margaret Kirby and Other Stories" by Kathleen Norris
Tenderly and lovingly had he taken the hand of Mrs. Montgomery, and led her through the gate that opens into the land of immortals.
"The Allen House" by T. S. Arthur
Then he turned back into the gate and the tender mouth that was all Irish above the square Scottish jaw was set tight together.
"The Maid of the Whispering Hills" by Vingie E. Roe
Pentaur parted from him tenderly at the gate.
"Uarda, Complete A Romance Of Ancient Egypt" by Georg Ebers
And you will find that only by great tenderness to our crafts you can win the heart of London, though you have passed its gates.
"The Last Of The Barons, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
And Moll, coming back from taking tender leave of him at her gates, appeared very downcast and pensive.
"A Set of Rogues" by Frank Barrett
Harriett believes the two officers who tendered congratulations shortly after her marriage to have been Generals Gates and Beecher.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
They opened afresh the flood-gates of memory for him, but the memories were sweet and tender.
"Santa Claus's Partner" by Thomas Nelson Page
He has not led me so tenderly thus far, to forsake me at the very gate of heaven.
"Lives of the Three Mrs. Judsons" by Arabella W. Stuart
Meeting his gaze, she unbarred a flood-gate of happy tenderness in her eyes.
"Hilda" by Sarah Jeanette Duncan
They went through the gate and got into the tender-vehicle that would rush them out to the rocket.
"Operation: Outer Space" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Roderick put away the horse into the shed, smiling tenderly when he found his father waiting at the gate for him.
"The End of the Rainbow" by Marian Keith
A tender interview at the garden gate.
"The Confessions of a Caricaturist, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by Harry Furniss
A pair of wooden shutters on a first floor window of the gate-tender's cottage opened outward.
""And they thought we wouldn't fight"" by Floyd Gibbons
The woman in black closed the gate and latched it very gently, almost tenderly.
"Where the Path Breaks" by Charles de Créspigny
That very day, after feeling very much agitated by Dr Bolter's gravely-tender salute at the gate, she was completely taken by surprise.
"One Maid's Mischief" by George Manville Fenn
He sat still till they were gone, and then he rose, and grasping it tenderly, turned from the palace and walked away through the garden gates.
"The Necklace of Princess Fiorimonde and Other Stories" by Mary De Morgan
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In poetry:

Wash from her life guilt's turbid foam,
In the fair haven of a home;
Tenderly lead the motherless girl
Up to the gates of purest pearl.
"Out In The Cold" by Frances Ellen Watkins
Alas! we vex her with our mirth,
And maze her with most tender scorn,
Who stands beside the Gates of Birth,
Herself a child—a child unborn!
"The Nursing Sister" by Rudyard Kipling
Two loves came up a long, wide aisle,
And knelt at a low, white gate;
One -- tender and true, with the shyest smile,
One -- strong, true, and elate.
"Lines (Two Loves)" by Abram Joseph Ryan
And shuddered. Then down through the living splendour
Came One unto the gate
Who said, with outspread hands, in accents tender:
“Andy! I am your mate!”
"His Mate" by Victor James Daley
The things get 'ome-like; an' we torks till late,
An' tries to tease Doreen to fix the date,
An' she gits sudden soft and tender-like,
An' cries a bit, when we parts at the gate.
"Mar " by C J Dennis
When magic lore abjured its might,
Ye did not forfeit one dear right,
One tender claim abate;
Witness this symbol of your sway,
Surnving near the public way,
The rustic Wishing-gate!
"The Wishing Gate Destroyed" by William Wordsworth