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Changer   Listen
noun
Changer  n.  
1.
One who changes or alters the form of anything.
2.
One who deals in or changes money.
3.
One apt to change; an inconstant person.
4.
An electronic device which changes one replaceable medium for another, such as a record changer, which can store several records and move each one automatically to the playing table; or a CD changer, whch can store multiple compact disks and move each one to the reading slot, in a sequence determined by the user.






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"Changer" Quotes from Famous Books



... children of the solid earth, and trained to seize the winds from heaven for their wings, to meet with grim contempt the embattled powers of sky and wave, and then, alas! on land to become the puny sport of merchant, crimp, and money-changer, and rum ...
— Mystic Isles of the South Seas. • Frederick O'Brien

... stand here. Don't go there. Don't drink that. Don't eat the other. Cover up your throat. Hide your hands. Ah, it is not good—not good at all to be an only son, and a rich man's son into the bargain. My father is a money changer. He goes about amongst the shopkeepers with a bag of money, changing copper for silver, and silver for copper. That is why his fingers are always black, and his nails broken. He works very hard. Each day, when he comes home, he is tired ...
— Jewish Children • Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich

... Changer of men's hearts, we would not bid thee Turn back our hearts from sorrow: this alone We bid, we pray thee, from thy sovereign throne And sanctuary sublime where heaven has hid thee, Give: grace to know of ...
— Astrophel and Other Poems - Taken from The Collected Poetical Works of Algernon Charles - Swinburne, Vol. VI • Algernon Charles Swinburne

... title in the whole, Hath willingly departed with a part; And France,—whose armour conscience buckled on, Whom zeal and charity brought to the field As God's own soldier,—rounded in the ear With that same purpose-changer, that sly devil; That broker, that still breaks the pate of faith; That daily break-vow, he that wins of all, Of kings, of beggars, old men, young men, maids,— Who having no external thing to lose But the word maid, cheats the ...
— King John • William Shakespeare [Collins edition]

... guards stood back, The market-people drew their wains aside, In the bazaar buyers and sellers stayed The war of tongues to gaze on that mild face; The smith, with lifted hammer in his hand, Forgot to strike; the weaver left his web, The scribe his scroll, the money-changer lost His count of cowries; from the unwatched rice Shiva's white bull fed free; the wasted milk Ran o'er the lota while the milkers watched The passage of our Lord moving so meek, With yet so beautiful a majesty. But most the women gathering ...
— The Light of Asia • Sir Edwin Arnold

... said he, 'which, perhaps, is not to be wondered at, seeing that our people have been compared to the Jews. In one respect I confess we are similar to them: we are fond of getting money. I do not like this last author, this Abarbenel, the worse for having been a money-changer. I am a banker myself, as ...
— George Borrow and His Circle - Wherein May Be Found Many Hitherto Unpublished Letters Of - Borrow And His Friends • Clement King Shorter

... to old Solomon, a money-changer, who had one or two clients in the prisn, and hapnd luckily to be there. "Les billets sont bons," says he. "Je les prendrai pour cent mille douze cent francs, et j'espere, my lor, ...
— Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush - The Yellowplush Papers • William Makepeace Thackeray

... remember seeing him emerge from the porch of St. Mary's, his strange, triangular face pleasantly dreamy. "You were interested?" said some one at his elbow. "Mais oui!" said M. Renan, smiling. "He might have given my lecture, and I might have preached his sermon! (Nous aurions du changer de cahiers!)" Renan in the pulpit of Pusey, Newman, and Burgon would indeed have been a spectacle of horror to the ecclesiastical mind. I remember once, many years after, following the parroco of Castel Gandolfo, through the dreary ...
— A Writer's Recollections (In Two Volumes), Volume I • Mrs. Humphry Ward

... murder of the money-changer Joseph. A bouquet was sent from La Force to a woman's prison, Saint Lazare or the Madelonnettes. In this bouquet was a sprig of white lilac which one of ...
— The Memoirs of Victor Hugo • Victor Hugo

... sure from the very first, Mr. Chester, that the Wachners are blackmailers. I am convinced that they discovered something to that poor lady's discredit, and—after making her pay—drove her away! Just before she left Lacville they were trying to raise money at the Casino money-changer's on some worthless shares. But after Madame Wolsky's disappearance they had plenty of ...
— The Chink in the Armour • Marie Belloc Lowndes

... plupart des lecteurs; que si l'on veut qu'un auteur soit entendu, il faut le faire parler comme il parleroit lui-meme s'il vivoit parmi nous; enfin qu'il est des choses que le bon sens ordonne de changer ou de supprimmer, et qu'il seroit ridicule, par exemple, de dire, comme la Brocquiere, un seigneur hongre, pour un seigneur Hongrois; des chretiens vulgaires, pour ...
— The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques, - and Discoveries of The English Nation, Volume 10 - Asia, Part III • Richard Hakluyt

... clearly true when one considers nowadays the delicate and important functions of the world of banking and finance. The old-fashioned money-changer and the usurer of earlier periods were regarded as the very antithesis of men engaged in honorable mercantile life, and especially of those who possess a social spirit and the desire to be useful members of the community. But in these days the banks are not merely private ...
— The business career in its public relations • Albert Shaw

... is a money-changer's office here, is there not? They told me I should be able to get any ...
— The Gambler • Fyodor Dostoyevsky

... boat-builder; then Simon, Andrew, and Thomas, the fishermen; Levi Matthew, the publican; Thaddeus, the saddler; and further—but my memory is weak—James, the little shepherd; Nathan, the potter; and his brother Philip, the innkeeper from Jericho; Bartholomew, the smith; and Judas, the money-changer from Carioth. Like Simon and Matthew, they had all left their trades or offices to follow with boundless devotion Him they called Lord ...
— I.N.R.I. - A prisoner's Story of the Cross • Peter Rosegger

... quelle ame il a blessee, Larmes du coeur, s'il avait pu vous voir, Ah! si ce coeur, trop plein de sa pensee, De l'exprimer eut garde le pouvoir, Changer ainsi n'eut pas ete possible; Fier de nourrir l'espoir qu'il a decu, A tant d'amour il eut ete sensible, ...
— French Lyrics • Arthur Graves Canfield

... Parliament, woe to him who violated a place of asylum with armed force! The reader knows the manner of death of Robert de Clermont, Marshal of France, and of Jean de Chalons, Marshal of Champagne; and yet the question was only of a certain Perrin Marc, the clerk of a money-changer, a miserable assassin; but the two marshals had broken the doors of St. Mery. Therein ...
— Notre-Dame de Paris - The Hunchback of Notre Dame • Victor Hugo

... day the following were condemned:—Niccolo Zuccuolo, Nicoletto Blondo, Nicoletto Doro, Marco Giuda, Jacomello Dagolino, Nicoletto Fidele, the son of Filippo Calendaro, Marco Torello, called Israello, Stefano Trivisano, the money-changer of Santa Margherita, and Antonio dalle Bende. These were all taken at Chiozza, for they were endeavouring to escape. Afterwards, by virtue of the sentence which was passed upon them in the Council of Ten, they were hanged on successive days; some singly ...
— The Works of Lord Byron, Volume 4 • Lord Byron

... cease to be a Commonwealth, he had chosen, for his part at any rate, that he would seek the glory of renewing and increasing the Roman name by the arms of his Gothic followers, and would be remembered by posterity as the restorer of Rome, since he could not be its changer". ...
— Theodoric the Goth - Barbarian Champion of Civilisation • Thomas Hodgkin

... getting our American accounts squared to the point of ascertaining what Dolby's commission amounted to in English money. After all, we were obliged to call in the aid of a money-changer, to determine what he should pay as his share of the average loss of conversion into gold. With this deduction made, I think his commission (I have not the figures at hand) was L2,888; Ticknor and Fields had a commission ...
— The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete • John Forster

... went on, and entered the outskirts of the city, where began the rows of citizens' houses built of Nile-bricks and wood. He saw the merchant and money-changer Eleazar taking down his window-shutters while his assistant sprinkled water on the ground before the shop. Amram greeted him, "A ...
— Historical Miniatures • August Strindberg

... an immense benefit to him and makes him a politician at once. Even a lazy man, who does nothing but make debts, has time to marry a widow who pays them; a priest finds time to become a bishop 'in partibus.' A sober, intelligent young fellow, who begins with a small capital as a money-changer, soon buys a share in a broker's business; and, to go even lower, a petty clerk becomes a notary, a rag-picker lays by two or three thousand francs a year, and the poorest workmen often become manufacturers; whereas, ...
— Bureaucracy • Honore de Balzac

... money-changer with better success; he knew Daireh, but had not seen him for months. More he could not say. After many more failures Harry turned into a coffee-house, to sit down and rest, and have a glass of sherbet and enjoy ...
— For Fortune and Glory - A Story of the Soudan War • Lewis Hough



Words linked to "Changer" :   normalizer, adulterator, individual, record changer, person, normaliser, modifier, auto-changer, mechanical device, somebody, standardizer



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