How to use Tell-on in a sentence
I didn't want to tell on Donnie yet I couldn't lie about it.
If it succeeds, there will be a new line of communication along which that great personality will tell on men's minds and hearts.
By degrees the work, and especially the routine work, began to tell on him.
The competition of beet-sugar and the effect of bounties granted by various countries then began to tell on the production in Mauritius, the average crop for the seven years ending1900-1901being only 150,449 tons.
The great writers of the early centuries were to tell on men's minds not in the breadth of their treatment but in a theological pemmican.Advertisement
The incessant and exhausting labours to which Calvin gave himself could not but tell on his fragile constitution.
The problem is, these same friends want Mike to steal something too, partly as an initiation but mostly so he won't be able to tell on them without confessing himself.
Unfortunately, children who are being mistreated are often afraid to tell on their caregivers so you can not assume that everything is fine after talking to your little one.
These personality tests may ask questions like "When is it ever OK for an employee to steal?" or may inquire as to whether an employee would tell on another employee who they knew was taking money.
You can't tell on a white background, but this is not a rectangular image but a 'cut-out'; on a colored background, only Anderson will show up.Advertisement