- 1880, Peter Anthony Motteux (translating Miguel de Cervantes), The history of Don Quixote of la Mancha
- I drink when I have occasion, and sometimes when I have no occasion: I am no proud man, d'ye see, and when the liquor is offered me I whip it off, that they may not take me for a churl or a sneaksby, or think I don't understand myself nor good manners […]
- 1996, Mona K. Gedney, A Lady of Quality
- "You are such a sneaksby, Lacey. You know how irritating Mama finds him, and yet you write to him secretly. Mama will not be pleased with you."