Refer to important persons as acquaintances in order to impress the listener. For example, Her habit of dropping names made everyone very skeptical about her veracity. [Mid-1900s]
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Yazbek says no one takes names, and no one checks for weapons or other contraband.
During an emergency that ratio could be allowed to drop to 8.5 people per orbit.Exclusive: U.S. Drone Fleet at ‘Breaking Point,’ Air Force Says|Dave Majumdar|January 5, 2015|DAILY BEAST
“Metaphors have always been the best way of explaining things,” Senhor José says in All the Names.
But with the pipeline, transportation costs drop and production would be higher.
When he was first incarcerated, he says some sort of paperwork snafu had him imprisoned under two different, but similar, names.His First Day Out Of Jail After 40 Years: Adjusting To Life Outside|Justin Rohrlich|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Some were even re-arrested for the same nefarious purpose, and the daily papers published their names on each occasion.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
Before he could finish the sentence the Hole-keeper said snappishly, "Well, drop out again—quick!"Davy and The Goblin|Charles E. Carryl
At a quarter past seven he took his leave and we let drop our anchor where we were, off Cape Tekke.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
With some difficulty Jos explained his mother's disclaimer of the title of Senora, and the choice of names she offered to Ramona.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
Now and then he touched one with his long and sallow fingers, lifted its cover, then let it drop mechanically.Bella Donna|Robert Hichens