- He has long hair, and wears a pair of pince- nez as an English gallant wears his monocle- merely for effect, for there is nothing the matter with the vision of those sharp eyes. - "The New North", Agnes Deans Cameron.
- It's one of the few things I couldn't cure him of-- that and his monocle. - "Out of the Primitive", Robert Ames Bennet.
- He wore a small mustache, a monocle, and an expression of unutterable ennui. - "The Honorable Percival", Alice Hegan Rice.