We are willing to give 30 pounds a quarter, or 120 pounds a year, so as to recompense you for any little inconvenience which our fads may cause you.
The unusual salary, the curious conditions, the light duties, all pointed to something abnormal, though whether a fad or a plot, or whether the man were a philanthropist or a villain, it was quite beyond my powers to determine.
Giry, in her faded
shawl, her worn shoes, her old taffeta dress and dingy bonnet.
He was the fad
of the hour, the adventurer who had stormed Parnassus while the gods nodded.
On the contrary, he's as poor as a rat for his position, and apparently without the least ambition to be anything else; certainly he won't enrich himself by making a public fad of what all sensible people are agreed upon as it is.
He gave me some beautiful whiskey, and forgot all about his fad. He is strong and subtle, but I talked him off his guard.
He was quite willing to satisfy our curiosity, and in a few minutes we learned that the Streak had come in after dark from San Francisco; that this was what might be called the trial trip; and that she was the property of Silas Tate, a young mining millionaire of California, whose fad
was high-speed yachts.
The zest for lyric poetry somewhat artificially inaugurated at Court by Wyatt and Surrey seems to have largely subsided, like any other fad
, after some years, but it vigorously revived, in much more genuine fashion, with the taste for other imaginative forms of literature, in the last two decades of Elizabeth's reign.
"It's a sort of fad
of his to eat nothing but fish, and he's very proud of catching his own.
"There's a coverage frenzy of veganism or other fad
diets which obscure the reality - that a balanced diet with exercise is what experts would recommend."
There are three special categories of product-life cycles in marketing literature which are distinctive from their usual bell-shaped curve (Kotler & Keller, 2008), and these are style, fashion, and fad
can be observed as the fleeting fashion.