Sentence Examples with the word clout

Still we live meanly, like ants; though the fable tells us that we were long ago changed into men; like pygmies we fight with cranes; it is error upon error, and clout upon clout, and our best virtue has for its occasion a superfluous and evitable wretchedness.

Traditional wisdom says that political clout flows to those with money.

The shepherds are rustics of the Colin Clout type, and discuss the follies and corruptions around them.