I observed that Mr. Spondee declined it, and, I fancied, looked disappointed.
"The Twins of Table Mountain and Other Stories" by Bret Harte
In all kinds of iambic verse the old Romans freely introduced spondees where the Greeks used iambi; so in hexameters spondees for dactyls.
"Cato Maior de Senectute" by Marcus Tullius Cicero
Sometimes we find a spondee in the fifth foot.
"New Latin Grammar" by Charles E. Bennett
Now imagine dancing to spondees!
"Critical & Historical Essays" by Edward MacDowell
How long ago it seems, that spring noonshine when two young men (we will call them Dactyl and Spondee) set off to plunder the golden bag of Time.
"Pipefuls" by Christopher Morley
Who could be bothered with dactyls and spondees when goal-posts and touch-lines were far more to the point?
"The Fifth Form at Saint Dominic's" by Talbot Baines Reed
A spondee is a foot of two syllables, as InfAns, an infant.
"The Comic Latin Grammar" by Percival Leigh
There is, in fact, no such thing as a spondee in ordinary speech.
"The Voice and Spiritual Education" by Hiram Corson
The spondee is found in solemn hymns or in any verse expressing reverence and awe.
"Browning and the Dramatic Monologue" by S. S. Curry
The four other feet may be either spondees or dactyls.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 4" by Various