Phrases with "according"

D. H. Lawrence Free-will means acting according to reasoned choice, which is a purest instance of cause-and-effect. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Tobias Smolle About midnight, they reached the place, where they found the sexton in waiting, according to the orders he had received. The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom by Tobias Smolle

Elizabeth Gaskell The minister nodded his approval of my conduct, and said — ‘Right, Paul! “Servants, obey in all things your master according to the flesh. Cousin Phillis by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

Some fellows would rather tramp up and down the streets, than sit alone in a solitary room; and the streets, according to Marks, teemed with temptations. Breaking Down by Ellen Wood [1872]

It appears, according to your account, that if by mischance a Musketeer is arrested, France is in danger. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

He cannot exhibit any signs of cowardice before those who appreciate true merit and bravery, according to his way of thinking, and pride comes to his aid. Captain Fracasse by Théophile Gautier [1863]

Sir Walter Scott With her distaff in her bosom, and her spindle in her hand, she plied lazily and mechanically the old-fashioned Scottish thrift, according to the old-fashioned Scottish manner. The Antiquary by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

James Hogg You pointed out my relations, according to the flesh, as brands fitted to be thrown into the burning. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg [1824]

George Meredith Barto Rizzo was, it was said, born in a village near Forli, in the dominions of the Pope; according to the rumour, he was the child of a veiled woman and a cowled paternity. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Andrew Lang Tennyson, according to Matthew Arnold, was not un esprit puissant. Alfred Tennyson by Andrew Lang

E. Phillips Oppenheim The Misses Clewes, according to their habit, remained somewhat apart from the others. The Strange Boarders of Palace Crescent by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

John Galsworthy As for sex abnormality, according to him it’s no longer abnormal. Flowering Wilderness by John Galsworthy

Anthony Trollope When is that last to be, Harry?” “I suppose, according to all precedent, that must be done with the distressed damsel,” he said — fool that he was. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

Washington Irving Ichabod only lingered behind, according to the custom of country lovers, to have a tete-a-tete with the heiress, fully convinced that he was now on the high road to success. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

We can only guess, according to our fancy, at some rare beauty, some sovereign charm — and at one thing more: a superabundant vitality. Elizabeth and Essex by Lytton Strachey [1928]

Rudyard Kipling As they came up, they met the buffer-men who spoke in low voices and appeared to filter them according to their merits. Letters of Marque by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Edgar Allan Poe The astrologos, according to the Prosodies’ own showing, is equal to five short syllables, and the trochee to three — yet, in the line quoted, these two feet are equal. The Rationale of Verse by Edgar Allan Poe [1848]

Maria Edgeworth Every thing had, by the king’s orders, been prepared in this manner, according to the English custom. The Prussian Vase by Maria Edgeworth

Athos remained alone in the vast chamber, where, according to the cardinal’s directions, he was treated with all the courtesy due to a nobleman. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

Let our goblets be mixed up with three or nine cups, according to every one’s disposition. The Works of Horace by translated literally into English prose by Christopher Smar

Anthony Trollope It is right, according to our constitution, that the Government should be entrusted to the hands of those whom the constituencies of the country have most trusted. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

John Galsworthy It was gay, charming, free-and-easy, and, according to Michael, “Snobbish, old thing, aesthetically and intellectually, but they’ll never see it. The White Monkey by John Galsworthy

Anthony Trollope It must suffice for him to be ordinarily honest according to the ordinary honesty of the world’s ways, and to let men’s tongues wag as they would. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Thus she lay tumbling and tossing full of Inquietude; according to the following old Story of a Cobler, who sate daily in his Stall, working hard, and singing merrily, any thing that came in his head. The Lining of the Patch-Work Screen by Jane Barker

Samuel Johnson By his oratorical talents he was once in his life, according to the Biographia, deserted. Lives of the Poets by Samuel Johnson

Rudyard Kipling It is about fourteen thousand feet high not very much, according to Our ideas. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Guy de Maupassan But occasionally her heart took fire, and she really fell in love, which state lasted for some weeks or months, according to conditions. Yvette by Guy de Maupassan

Baldwin Spencer He was relating to us a tradition of the tribe, according to which in old ancestor sent out different individuals to populate various parts of the country. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Andrew Lang Suspicion was inevitable, but what could a jury do, more than, according to Blount, the jury had done? Yet there is dense obscurity as to the finding of the jury. The Valet’s Tragedy by Andrew Lang

This letter, dated April, 1339, is, according to De Sade’s opinion, full of powerful persuasion. The Life of Petrarch by Thomas Campbell

Virginia Woolf All the other professions, according to the testimony of biography, seem to be as bloodthirsty as the profession of arms itself. Three Guineas by Virginia Woolf [1938]

Theodore Dreiser Carrie felt that it was just kindly thought of a high order — the right thing to think, and wondered what else was right, according to him. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

William Dampier Our Moskito strikers, according to their custom, went and struck six turtles; for here are indifferent plenty of them. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

Gustave Flauber Hamilcar’s return had not surprised the Mercenaries; according to their ideas the man could not die. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

Andrew Lang Mr. Rusden, who knew his doctor, speaks of his fright, and, according to the version of 1836, he was terrified into an illness. The Valet’s Tragedy by Andrew Lang

Guy de Maupassant It continually changes according to circumstances, the state of expectancy and the ecstasy of the mind. The Kiss (Le Baiser) by Guy de Maupassant [1882]

But according to the tale deceased unfolded to her aunt, Toller not only denied paternity, but he also informed deceased he was already a married man. The Night of the Storm by Arthur Gask [1937]

Anthony Trollope We have to do the best we can for her, poor dear, according to our conscience. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

Thomas Hobbes Nevertheless, we according to the promise look for new heavens, and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

Anthony Trollope The police, according to Frank, were much on the alert, but were very secret. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

John Lewis Burckhard Among them are many Abyssinian slaves, whose former masters, according to report, share the profits of their vocation. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

Bronislaw Malinowski There, according to a native expression, “the child comes from the man, the woman only takes care of it. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

You are to think of a cord always looping and unlooping itself according to certain mathematical laws. Space by John Buchan [1911]

Francis Bacon On the contrary, all perceptions as well of the sense as of the mind are according to the measure of the individual and not according to the measure of the universe. The New Organon by Francis Bacon [1620]

In the Ichneumonidae, according to Mr. Walsh,59 the males are almost universally lighter-coloured than the females. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

He was good-looking—nay, according to the general judgment of his particular circle, remarkably handsome; he was cleverer and more accomplished than most young men of his age and standing. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Benjamin Disraeli But between the all-wise and the all-benevolent and man, according to the new philosophers, no relations were to be any longer acknowledged. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

Whereupon the excise was so abolished for the present, as withal resolved to be the best, the most fruitful and easy way of raising taxes, according to future exigencies. The Commonwealth of Oceana by James Harrington

Now if, proceeding on another principle, we consider the strength of the wine itself, nothing hinders but that this may be different and changeable, according to the quantity that is drunk. Symposiacs by Plutarch

Rousseau vanished from society, driven out, according to his account, by the treacheries of his friends; the victim, according to their account, of his own petty jealousies and morbid suspicions. Landmarks in Literature--French by Lytton Strachey

H. G. Wells And meanwhile the Wild Asses escapedaccording to the rules and the prophecies . The Wild Asses of the Devil by H. G. Wells [1915]

Fanny Fern You, of course, must regulate your arrangements according to your interests; and if anybody else will give you more than I do, you are at liberty to take it. Ruth Hall by Fanny Fern [1854]

At the Pythian games Callistratus, procurator of the Amphictyons, forbade a piper, his citizen and friend, who did not give in his name in due time, to appear in the solemnity, according to the law. Symposiacs by Plutarch

But according to his own tale he had never brought anything of value back with him. ’Long Live the King!’ by Guy Boothby [1900]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The so-called cold is really a virulent attack of diphtheria, and, according to to-night’s reports, neither Prince Cyril nor Prince Henry are expected to live. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

Leslie Stephen Goldsmith received 60 guineas for the immortal Vicar, a fair price, according to Johnson, for a work by a then unknown author. Samuel Johnson by Leslie Stephen [1878]

John Donne To take physic, and not according to the right method, is dangerous. Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions and severall steps in my Sicknes by John Donne

Ford Madox Ford To do that they have to call attention to themselves and to use what devices they see {it to use, each one according to her own temperament. Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

Anthony Trollope But every owner of a piano or of plate is to pay annually according to the value of the articles he owns. North America by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins I observed the crown of his hat, which was of conical shape, according to the fashion supposed to have been favored by Guido Fawkes. I wondered what he was looking up at. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

Those responsible are not the heads of the police, but their entourage, which has been infiltrated by the Communists according to their usual custom. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

He could dream, idle, read or work, according to his mood. Honore de Balzac by Albert Keim and Louis Lumet [1914]

The latter alternative, according to all analogy, is very improbable. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Anthony Trollope As he thought of all this he was walking towards Park Lane in order that he might call upon Madame Goesler according to his promise. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Jeremy Bentham It is not the judge, it is the law itself, which modifies a certain punishment, according to the sex, the age, the religious profession, &c. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

Leon Trotsky Locomotives were grouped according to class, their repair was more systematically organized, and the repair-shops began to receive precise orders based on their technical equipment. My Life by Leon Trotsky

The canon of reputability is at hand and seizes upon such innovations as are, according to its standard, fit to survive. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

Charles Dickens It is required to be pared away, according to this delicately lessening and arbitrary line, which please to look at. The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens [1860]

Arthur Conan Doyle He had begun the work of painting the day before, according to his story. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

Sir Walter Scott He hath supplied your lordship with wealth of gold, as I can understand; and if he has, I make it for certain he hath had his ain end in it, according to the fashion of the world. The Fortunes of Nigel by Sir Walter Scott [1822]

George Meredith She explained; “I said, America. You would be among Protestants in America.” “Catholics and Protestants are both welcome to us, according to our scheme. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

Jules Verne Michael held the reins, and, according to Nicholas’s directions, guided the animal obliquely, but cautiously, so as not to exhaust him by struggling against the current. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

Henry David Thoreau If we were always, indeed, getting our living, and regulating our lives according to the last and best mode we had learned, we should never be troubled with ennui. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

Anthony Trollope The oaths of the four ‘scoundrels’ were, according to him, worth nothing. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope Mr Bonteen had been murdered — according to Lord Fawn’s thinking had probably been murdered by Mr Finn. And it was also probable to him that Mr Bonteen had been murdered by the man in the street. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

E. Phillips Oppenheim I deposited them at my Bank in my own name according to the late Mr. Swayle’s written request. Harvey Garrard's Crime by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1926]

Anthony Trollope He did not know how to humiliate himself sufficiently, and yet could not keep himself from making attempts to prove that according to all recognised chances his bets had been good bets. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

G. K. Chesterton They could not see that one welcomes or smashes the telephone, according to what words one hears in it. The Victorian Age in Literature by G. K. Chesterton [1913]

Anthony Trollope It was a matter in which the Secretary had been manifestly wrong according to written law, and he could not defend it on its own merits. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

E. F. Benson But now, since, according to the new creed, such things as uric acid, chromogens and purins had no existence, she could safely indulge in decent viands again. Queen Lucia by E. F. Benson [1920]

Young Saxby came up, touching his cap, according to rule. Verena Fontaine’s Rebellion by Ellen Wood [1880]

It may well be imagined what a blow this was to Pere Merlier. He said nothing, according to his custom, but his face grew thoughtful and his internal gaiety no longer sparkled in his eyes. The Miller’s Daughter by Émile Zola

By the way, there is something to be said of his age which, according to his own account, varies. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

Leslie Stephen In both cases, he judges by his fancies in defiance of evidence; and accepts and rejects according to his likes and dislikes, instead of his estimates of logical proof. Samuel Johnson by Leslie Stephen [1878]

Arthur Conan Doyle I have, according to our arrangement, addressed it to you, my dear Mr. McArdle, and I leave it to your discretion to delete, alter, or do what you like with it. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

Miles Franklin My mother did her best with me according to her lights. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

E. F. Benson Her husband, a morose, quarrelsome fellow, tipsy as often as sober, had, according to the defence cut his own throat while shaving; according to the prosecution, she had done that for him. And the Dead Spake by E. F. Benson

D. H. Lawrence And according to standards of commonplace honour, the so-called honour of man to man, Somers felt that he would trust Callcott, and that Callcott might trust him. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Only one girl in the hamlet had a stepmother, and she was a model stepmother, according to hamlet standards, for she had no children of her own, and did not beat or starve her stepchildren. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Anthony Trollope Even Theodore, who, according to Cecilia, is perfect, would not write to her then very often; and now, when he is away, his letters are only three lines. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope He had never seen her well dressed, according to the ideas of dress which he found to be prevailing in the world. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

In the last analysis, according to her own sense of what is good and beautiful, the woman’s life is, and in theory must be, an expression of the man’s life at the second remove. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

Robert Louis Stevenson There might be the value of a weak battalion present; all naked to the waist, blacked with grease and soot, and painted with white lead and vermilion, according to their beastly habits. The Master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson

E. Phillips Oppenheim The extraordinary part of it is,” the bank manager went on, “that according to common gossip you were the first to foresee the higher prices and to make enormous purchases. Harvey Garrard's Crime by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1926]

George Gissing In his friendly letter, Moncharmont chatted of a certain Polish girl with whom he had newly made acquaintance, whose beauty, according to the good Andre, was a thing to dream of, not to tell. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

Jules Verne However, it was only two months before that we had become, according to Captain Nemo, “passengers on board the Nautilus,” but, in reality, prisoners of its commander. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

Leaving that place in disgust she takes possession of somebody else’s castle and orders it furnished in Gothic style, according to romance. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

They’ll be smashing faces, or having their own smashed, according to who’s winning. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

Guy de Maupassan But according to Victor Hugo, in Les Miserables, he used the expression Merde! which cannot be put into English fit for ears polite. Words of Love by Guy de Maupassan

Jane Austen Everything, however, went on smoothly, and was finally settled according to Charlotte’s first sketch. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen [1813]

Then rose the passionless voice of “justice according to law. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Matters, therefore, must be trusted to their natural progress and operation; and the House of Commons, according to its present constitution, must be the only legislature in such a popular government. Hume by Thomas Henry Huxley [1879]

Mr. D. Forbes informs me that the Quechuas in the Andes vary greatly in colour, according to the position of the valleys inhabited by them. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Jules Verne The beavers’ skins were warehoused and labelled as “parchments” or “young beavers,” according to their value. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

George Meredith Clara had been prepared, according to his directions, by Mrs. Mountstuart Jenkinson, as Vernon had been prepared by him. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

St. Luc remained in the ante-chamber, waiting until, according to the etiquette of the day, the four young men were installed in the saloon ready to receive him. Chicot the Jester by Alexandre Dumas

Charles Dickens I put down the capacity of these boats according to the numbers they were really meant to hold. The Wreck of the Golden Mary by Charles Dickens [1856]

Francis Bacon History of the Seasons or Temperatures of the Year, as well according to the variations of Regions as according to accidents of Times and periods of Years; of Floods, Heats, Droughts, and the like. Preparative toward a Natural and Experimental History by Francis Bacon

No honest man can either trade or travel in the country, for the natives have been bullied to such an extent that they either fight or run away, according to their strength and circumstance. Journal of a Cruise on the Tanganyika Lake by John Hanning Speke [1864]

The abbe, who was quite innocent of Latin, nodded his head, in cadence, at every roll which La Fontaine impressed upon his body, according to the undulations of the dactyls and spondees. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Beautiful as it is, it possesses none of that human interest with which, according to this idea, the narrator of the poetic story must undertake to invest it. Coleridge by H. D. Traill [1884]

Arnold Bennett It was girlish; it was childish; it was scarcely according to the canons for conducting a final rupture; but it was not the less tragically serious. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Ford Madox Ford As soon as its disc cleared the horizon, the Huns, according to Brigade, were to begin sending over their wearisome stuff. A Man Could Stand Up by Ford Madox Ford [1926]

After the meal they lingered, according to the custom, over their coffee and cigars. Cabbages and Kings by O. Henry [1904]

As might be anticipated from his Salisbury connections, he travelled the Western Circuit; and, according to Hutchins’s Dorset, he assiduously attended the Wiltshire sessions. Fielding by Austin Dobson

E. F. Benson About a quarter past one she gave it up, and duly telephoned, according to promise, via Janet and Withers, to Miss Mapp to say that Mr. Wyse had not yet hoped. Miss Mapp by E. F. Benson [1922]

Therefore, according to the rule, the vaccine virus will cure the small-pox, which, as everybody knows, is entirely untrue. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

This was no doubt merely according to the fashion of the time, and the habits of mind into which the poet had grown. Spenser by R. W. Church [1879]

Anthony Trollope Common prudence should not have made it necessary — at least not according to my view of things. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

H.P. Lovecraft The Fish Street bridge, according to the sketch, was in ruins. The Shadow over Innsmouth by H.P. Lovecraft [1931]

Baldwin Spencer Whilst, however, those who originated at the Emily Gap, according to tradition, remained there, other groups are recorded as having immigrated to the same spot from outside parts of the country. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

The commissary unfolded it and read the contents aloud: “My dear Gustave — To-morrow, Sunday evening, do not fail to come to the ball at the Rainbow, according to our agreement. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

One evening I went, according to custom, to a house which I frequented with much pleasure: when one is young, what can be expected? — one is weak. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Still she only acts as a woman ought to act, brought up according to Rousseau’s system. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft [1792]

Jules Verne One winter’s night the old servant Scholastique served the supper, which, according to old custom, she and the young mechanic shared with their master. Master Zacharius by Jules Verne [1874]

Virginia Woolf It was now necessary to alter her course to some extent, according to her new resolve. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

Robert Louis Stevenson Lies of this sort, according to circumstances, may or may not be important; in a certain sense even they may or may not be false. Truth of Intercourse by Robert Louis Stevenson

One cat, according to Mr. St. John, always brought home gamebirds, another hares or rabbits, and another hunted on marshy ground and almost nightly caught woodcocks or snipes. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

Jules Verne A hundred of them had, according to their habit, jumped upon the steps without stopping the train, with the ease of a clown mounting a horse at full gallop. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne [1873]

John Lewis Burckhard Close by it is a reservoir of water, also founded, according to Kotobeddyn, by Kayd Beg; it was now completely dry, as was a similar one where the Syrian Hadj encamped. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

Arthur Machen There would be a dessert of almonds and raisins and, according to the season, home-grown apples and pears or greengages. Far Off Things by Arthur Machen [1922]

Thomas Hardy I went to bed: at one o’clock father came home, and waking me to go and take his place, according to custom, went to bed himself. Life’s Little Ironies by Thomas Hardy

Elliott, according to the Luxembourg regulations, tied the two dogs and then, with an interrogative glance toward his friend, resumed the “Gil Blas” and the discreet smiles. The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers

Anthony Trollope It is according as that may be, that he will or will not act at your bidding. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

Thomas Hardy In extremely trying moments of bodily or mental pain, Cytherea either flushed hot or faded pale, according to the state of her constitution at the moment. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

Virginia Woolf According to some it would be hot, but the nights would be cold; according to others, the difficulties would lie rather in getting a boat, and in speaking the language. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

Walter Scott The marriage ceremony was performed according to the rites of the Presbyterian persuasion, to which Bucklaw of late had judged it proper to conform. The Bride of Lammermoor by Walter Scott [1819]

Tobias Smolle During the recital, my friend was strongly affected, according to the various situations described. The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smolle

Nikolai Gogol It was late — that is, according to country customs — when the lady awoke again. The Calash by Nikolai Gogol

Benjamin Disraeli As for my friend’s mamma, her ideal character, according to you, is the Duke of Brecon, and I cannot pretend to compete with him. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

Olaf Stapledon The first is the principle of objectivity, according to which the form which mind assumes is to be understood by reference to the impact of the environment. Saints and Revolutionaries by Olaf Stapledon

Anthony Trollope Indeed, according to the theory of the American Constitution, the President has no ministers. North America by Anthony Trollope

Edgar Allan Poe The ancient rails were very slight, and placed so close together as to be, according to modern notions, quite frivolous, if not dangerous in the extreme. Humorous Tales by Edgar Allan Poe

Olaf Stapledon Yet according to all sane standards Humpty’s plans were preposterous. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

He never insisted on seeing facts wrongly, though he did a busy best to persuade the facts to arrange themselves according to his personal preference. The Greater Trumps by Charles Williams

It had been passed through the window, according to Inspector Date and others, and, when taken across the narrow path which bordered the river, had been placed in a waiting boat. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

With a hurricane of rage in her heart, the poor girl, now, according to her lights, thoroughly in love, saw the reason of his conduct and followed him, reaching the other side of the tree unperceived. Misplaced Affections by Guy Boothby

Benjamin Disraeli They stopped for an hour at the next post, according to Essper’s suggestion. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

You wish to be, according to your tastes or private friendships, free to destroy my plans and save my enemies? I will thwart you or will drop you — seek a more compliant master. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

Some men there are — their name is legion — who never allow that it is their fault when they are “nowhere”— oh, no! it is the “cursed screw” always, according to them. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

Jules Verne Every one knew that this altitude varies according to the latitude of the observer. From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne [1867]

William Harrison Ainsworth If he has indeed been guilty of the foul offence you have named, let him be dealt with according to the offended laws of the country. A Night's Adventure in Rome by William Harrison Ainsworth

She would listen to one and then to another; she would shift, according to her adviser, from one policy to its direct contrary; it was a system of government after her own heart. Elizabeth and Essex by Lytton Strachey [1928]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Hence come angels or fiends into our twilight musings, according as we may have peopled them in by-gone years. The Dolliver Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1876]

Maria Edgeworth The tomahawk was too much for him — Sir Ulick felt that it was fearful odds to stand fencing according to rule with one who would not scruple to gouge or scalp, if provoked. Ormond by Maria Edgeworth

Arnold Bennett He was disgusted more comprehensively by the tradition, universal in his class and in most classes, according to which relatives could not be formally polite to one another. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Jules Verne The steamer was very well arranged, and the passengers, according to their condition or resources, occupied three distinct classes on board. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

Bram Stoker The result was that the Palatine took the two men with him, promising a free field for them both, each according to his bent. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

Anthony Trollope The father has been represented as not being exactly prepossessing; but the son, according to my ideas, was much less so. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

James Payn She had been wooed, of course (what woman of twoscore, according to her own account, has not?), but hitherto the suitors had not been eligible, or her own ideas had been too ambitious. Mirk Abbey by James Payn [1866]

Jules Verne Twenty-four hours later, according to his estimation, he had been able to clear the fatal coast for about two miles, but this was not enough. The English at the North Pole by Jules Verne

Mary behaved admirably according to her code, touched Elsa’s hand, civilly offered the address of a good dressmaker (not her best one), and hoped they should meet frequently. The Pitfall by Mary Cholmondeley [1912]

They were possessed of more or less power, according to the extent of their patrimony, and the number of their vassals. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Olaf Stapledon This according to my dream, was sometimes done to improve a cosmical design; but, more often, interference was included in his original plan. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

After dinner we rose, according to custom, and went into an adjoining room while they arranged the dessert, consisting of every imaginable and unimaginable sweetmeat, with fruit, ices, etc. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

W. H. Hudson This increase of demand with us is everywhere — now on this organ and now on that, according to our work and way of life, and the eye is in no worse case than the other organs. Idle Days in Patagonia by W. H. Hudson

Francis Bacon Of this I may give only this advice, according to my small model. The Essays by Francis Bacon [1601]

Tobias Smolle The Roman emperors seemed more disposed to elevate and surprize, than to conduct the public diversions according to the rules of reason and propriety. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

Anthony Trollope On the Sunday Larry came into Dillsborough and had “his gossip with the girls” according to order; — but it was not very successful. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

Charles Dickens All this time, the debauched lords and gentlemen and the shameless ladies danced and gamed and drank, and loved and hated one another, according to their merry ways. A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens [1852]

But, according to the general agreement of antiquity, it is not felt as at all disturbing to the unity of that event which winds up the “Iliad,” viz. Autobiographical Sketches by Thomas De Quincey [1853]

Charles Dickens But here I anticipate a little, for I was not a Finch, and could not be, according to the sacred laws of the society, until I came of age. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

So whether the sea swallowed him up, as, according to his report, it had swallowed his rival, none could tell. A Mystery by Ellen Wood [1882]

Augusta spoke to me very graciously, and begged that I would make this my home, according to my father’s wish. Milly Darrell by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1873]

Anthony Trollope Had she, too, been fair, might not she also have fallen? At five o’clock on the following morning the miller went out from the house to his mill, according to his daily practice. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

Anthony Trollope He would speak ill or well of a man before the judge, according as he was his client or his adversary — and that perhaps is not sincere. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Its nearer foot-hill is the Jebel Khulayf; and this feature contains, according to the Bedawin, seven wells or pits whose bottom cannot be seen. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

Jules Verne There appeared on the high bottoms some coral shrubs, of the kind which, according to James Ross, live in the Antarctic seas to the depth of more than 1,000 yards. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

Jack London If the 400,000 English gentlemen, “of no occupation,” according to their own statement in the Census of 1881, are unprofitable, do away with them. The People of the Abyss by Jack London [1903]

Charles Dickens Every member of Parliament who could raise a troop or a regiment in his own part of the country, dressed it according to his taste and in his own colours, and commanded it. A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens [1852]

Helen Whitney’s future, according to the cards, or to Dame Ness’s reading of them, would be all plain sailing; smooth and easy, and unmarked alike by events and by care. A Day in Briar Wood by Ellen Wood [1877]

Richard Burton Some tribes trim their mustaches according to the “Sunnat”; the Shafe’i often shave them, and many allow them to hang Persian-like over the lips. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

He identified him as one of the cattle placed in his hands for sale by the prisoner Starlight. He sold and delivered him according to instructions. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

Thomas Hardy Her face had latterly changed with changing states of mind, continually fluctuating between beauty and ordinariness, according as the thoughts were gay or grave. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Henry Fielding It was indeed, according to Milton, darkness visible. The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews and his friend Mr Abraham Adams by Henry Fielding

Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman Rebecca entered an interior, prosperous, even elegant, according to her simple ideas. The Wind in the Rose-bush by Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman [1903]

Thomas Carlyle From of old they had been zealous worshippers, according to their light. On Heroes and Hero Worship and the Heroic in History by Thomas Carlyle

For whereas they that govern should govern according to reason, if they govern according to passion they do that which they should not do. The Commonwealth of Oceana by James Harrington

Rudyard Kipling The Winged Hats would drive in before the snow-squalls — ten or twenty boats at a time — on Segedunum or Ituna, according as the wind blew. Puck of Pook’s Hill by Rudyard Kipling [1906]

Thomas Hardy They become, I believe, heirlooms, strictly speaking, according to the terms of your godmother’s will. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

We have seen that such discs are formed by two species of Bignonia, by Ampelopsis, and, according to Naudin, 37 by the Cucurbitaceous genus Peponopsis adhaerens. The Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants by Charles Darwin

In the Lebanon, according to Dr. Hooker, perpetual snow formerly covered the central axis, and fed glaciers which rolled 400 feet down the valleys. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

William Makepeace Thackeray Well, according to the common principles of practice, after six-weeks’ holidays, he ought to have paid me exactly sixteen shillings, which was my due. The Fatal Boots by William Makepeace Thackeray [1839]

Jeremy Bentham The last approve or condemn them according to their fancy, without being determined by the consideration of their consequences. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

Serge, according to himself, was dancing on the greensward by the river’s rim on Wednesday night. To Love and Be Wise by Josephine Tey [1950]

Richard Burton They are, according to all accounts, a turbulent and somewhat fanatic set, fond of quarrels, and slightly addicted to “pronunciamentos. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Sir Walter Scott This inward sensation of fear and reluctance acted differently, according to the various habits and characters of the company. The Black Dwarf by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

They became calm, acknowledged his power, and said they felt streams of cold or burning vapour passing through their frames, according as he waved his wand or his fingers before them. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Upon her knees lay a large cat, with her paws folded under her, and her eyes half-closed, purring in that significant manner which, according to feline habits, indicates perfect contentment. Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Walter Scott The relative positions of a police-officer and a professed thief bear a different complexion, according to circumstances. The Heart of Mid-Lothian by Walter Scott [1818]