Phrases with "adding"

Ivan Turgenev I advised him to have a little nap, adding that I should not go on further till he was well again, and that I should establish myself in a room beside him. The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other stories by Ivan Turgenev

The sauce must not be boiled after adding the eggs. Simple Italian Cookery by Antonia Isola

I therefore returned a quiet affirmative, adding only in qualification of the avowal, “What other reasons were necessary?” “None, none,” was the quick reply, “for you to believe as you do. The Mill Mystery by Anna Katharine Green

Henry Handel Richardson The change threw up the fine, frank lines of her head and brow; and atoned for the youthful softness it robbed her of, by adding to the dignity and character of her face. The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

Arnold Bennett It was packed with more gold watches, adding to the extraordinary glitter and shimmer of the shop. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Let me take this occasion of adding that the taxation among the tribe I became acquainted with was very considerable, compared with the amount of population. The Coming Race by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1871]

Put their juice into a saucepan with one heaping tablespoon of butter or one-half tablespoon of good lard, salt and pepper, and boil again, adding water if the sauce becomes too thick. Simple Italian Cookery by Antonia Isola

John Locke Thus, by adding several units together, we make the idea of a dozen; and putting together the repeated ideas of several perches, we frame that of a furlong. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

But the second winter, the stove stood mute with its rust, adding a chill to the room, standing there like a cast-iron gravestone. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Anthony Trollope We dine at eight; five minutes before that time he will begin adding up his last row of figures for the day. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Algernon Blackwood A peasant in a lower valley directed me, adding that ‘le monsieur anglais’ was dead and buried two days before —” “Mason, that is?” The other nodded. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Henry James She knew moreover that this lady didn’t make it better by adding in a moment: “Of course we shouldn’t dream of a whole house. What Maisie Knew by Henry James [1897]

Victor Hugo The cup of joy was, as we have just said, full; gibbets for the regicides adding to the universal delight. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

H. Rider Haggard Philip was employed in adding up something when his daughter entered, and motioned to her to sit down. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

One of the men replied, “Certainly”, and gave them some, adding that if they would wait a few minutes, some tea should be prepared for them. Ralph Rashleigh by James Tucker

Walter Crane There are three principal methods or systems of giving relief by adding to our outline. Line and Form by Walter Crane [1900]

Jeremy Bentham By adding to it another quantity of a different kind. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

Isabella Bird I said to the captain, “I suppose it won’t be rough?” to which he replied that he could not flatter me by saying so, adding that he had never seen so many persons sick as in the morning. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

Mark Twain If you place before him the above figures and set him to adding them up, he will never in any case get more than 45 out of them, and in nine cases out of ten he will get just the proper 31. Is Shakespeare Dead? by Mark Twain

Jack London And I will tell you many secrets, for I am an old man and very wise, and I shall be adding wisdom to wisdom as I turn your head in the smoke. The Red One by Jack London [1918]

Lewis Carroll These hapless ones have all (with three exceptions) fallen into the error of adding the proportional numbers together, for each candidate, instead of multiplying. A Tangled Tale by Lewis Carroll

Anthony Trollope There had also been a suggestion as to adding two or three bottles of port: but the courage of the ladies had failed them on that head, and the wine was not now added to their difficulties. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

The baker and his wife were chiefly remarkable for their regularity in adding a new unit to their family every eighteen months. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

He thought that his wife was kneeling upon his grave, adding her weight to that of the earth upon his breast. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

See Will, who is adding pound to pound with every breath he draws. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The man who by means of brains and enterprise and industry succeeds in building up a great commercial undertaking is adding directly to the prosperity and welfare of the whole community. Harvey Garrard's Crime by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1926]

Theodore Dreiser He schemed to make what she earned cover all expenses, but seemed not to trouble over adding anything himself. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

John Ruskin In the first case the holder’s pleasure is in his possessions, and in his money subordinately, as the means of bettering or adding to them. Munera Pulveris by John Ruskin

We have your word for it; but——” “Then you had better look,” interrupted Hyde, adding something about “insolence” under his breath. Ketira the Gypsy by Ellen Wood [1876]

There are the figures mentally before me, and there am I, adding them up. Breaking Down by Ellen Wood [1872]

Virginia Woolf He had no wish to use the last moments of their companionship in adding fresh words to what he had already said. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

Arnold Bennett It was marvellous that this town, by adding stone to stone, had upreared this monument which, in expressing the secret nobility of its ideals, dwarfed the town. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Virginia Woolf She thought of herself sitting there, drawing a pattern on the blotting-paper; digging a hole, adding up tradesmen’s books. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

Then he said he would like to paint me as Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love rising from the sea, adding laughingly, that, if he did, of course I should have to sit for him in the nude. The Silent Dead by Arthur Gask [1950]

Another thing he mentions — that the figures dance before his eyes in bed at night, and he is adding them up in his brain as if it were daytime and reality. Breaking Down by Ellen Wood [1872]

If what she had told him was the truth, then besides adding to his suspicions about Dr. Athol, it brought Billy Mentone definitely into the picture. The Night of the Storm by Arthur Gask [1937]

But there is always one way of evading punishment for a veiled insult, and of adding to its sting by your evasion. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

Henry James Imagine him writing her advertisements, living on her money, adding up her profits, having rows and recriminations with her agent, carrying her shawl, spending his days in her rouge-pot. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

Wilkie Collins After adding a table and a basin, for the purposes of the toilet, the accommodation which Mr. Rook was able to offer came to an end. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

He speaks with enthusiasm of both projects, adding that he will most probably fix upon the latter; but he never did anything of the kind. Gibbon by James Cotter Morison [1878]

T. E. Lawrence I began to increase my people to a troop, adding such lawless men as I found, fellows whose dash had got them into trouble elsewhere. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

This marks a central joint in the structure of his career, what the architects call a “channel” in it, adding to the general retrospect of Ibsen’s work an aspect of solidity and resource. Henrik Ibsen by Edmund Gosse

Virginia Woolf Eleanor drew her chair up under one of them, bent her head and went on with the part of her work that she always left to the last because she disliked it so much — adding up figures. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

Anthony Trollope That same day the Dean told the whole story to his daughter, perhaps in his eagerness adding something to what he had heard from the lawyer. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Henry David Thoreau With his hospitable intellect he embraces children, beggars, insane, and scholars, and entertains the thought of all, adding to it commonly some breadth and elegance. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

I had only succeeded in adding to her anguish the hint of some mysterious collusion, of an inexplicable and incomprehensible conspiracy to keep her for ever in the dark. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

George Gissing It isn’t very nice work, adding up money all day. Eve's Ransom by George Gissing [1894]

Virginia Woolf Painters live lives of methodical absorption, adding stroke to stroke. The Waves by Virginia Woolf [1931]

Thomas Hardy Mr. Maumbry spoke formally to him, adding as he resumed his labour, ‘I thought the —— st Foot had gone to Bristol.’ ‘We have. A Changed Man by Thomas Hardy [1913]

You think too much!’ Sometimes adding tolerantly: ‘But we are as we are made, I suppose. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

I am certain I could not have thought of adding anything to them, or at all varying them. My Literary Passions by William Dean Howells

Anthony Trollope Your talk of sending the horse there is adding an insult to the injury. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

To dare to prate of reparation after the insults that you and yours have inflicted, is adding intentional humiliation to insult — and I will not permit it. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Stephen Lucius Gwynn The Longmans expressed their sense of its merits by adding £300 to the stipulated thousand. Thomas Moore by Stephen Lucius Gwynn [1905]

Louise left in order to get her costume prepared; as I had my own ready, I remained behind; I received your letters, and returned them to you, adding a few words, promising you a surprise. Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

George Eliot She sat without candle in the twilight, with the window wide open toward the river; the sense of oppressive heat adding itself undistinguishably to the burthen of her lot. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

Gertrude Stein She said she could not help it, that she felt that way about it but to change the whole aspect of the room by adding these thirty pictures was very upsetting. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

Jack London The capsized sled ground over him, and the dogs dashed on up the street, adding to the gayety of Skaguay as they scattered the remainder of the outfit along its chief thoroughfare. The Call of the Wild by Jack London [1903]

Having proved the concept, I then began adding titles and refining the format, and refinement continues to this day. The Design and Construction of eBooks by Steve Thomas [2015]

The Attics say [Greek omitted], adding an unnecessary [Greek letter], whence also comes [Greek omitted], “he was pouring out wine. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

Abraham Merri Life is a ferment, and upon and about it, shifting and changing, adding to or taking away, beat over legions of forces, seen and unseen, known and unknown. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

Anthony Trollope Then he sat down to prepare his first instalment of keen personal abuse, adding word to word and phrase to phrase till he had built up this unsavory monument of vituperation. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

H. G. Wells They were continually adding to their collective power over life or to the realized worth of life. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

Virginia Woolf On the other hand there were new-comers, the Manresas, bringing the old houses up to date, adding bathrooms. Between the Acts by Virginia Woolf [1941]

Jeremy Bentham By weakening the force of the tutelary motives which tend to restrain him from such an action, and thereby adding to the strength of the temptation. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

Guy de Maupassan Now, one evening when I was leaving her, I said to her, ‘My little Marguerite’”— then he checked himself, amid the smiles of his fellows, adding “Ha! I let something slip. Strong as Death by Guy de Maupassan

Henry James Her tone penetrated, however, to certain depths in the mother’s nature, adding another stir to agitated waters. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Then with a horrible grinding noise the car was put in gear, Gloria adding an accompaniment of laughter which seemed to Anthony disquieting and in the worst possible taste. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

The ladies have strange ways of adding to their charms. Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope

That good lady was arrayed in the deepest black, but apparently not liking so sombre a garb, she had smartened herself by adding a yellow shawl and a quantity of silver ornaments. The Crowned Skull by Fergus Hume

Jules Verne They talked in a low voice, and the blind man, adding what they told him to what he already knew, was able to form an exact idea of the state of things. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

G. K. Chesterton And even as I stared, I saw in the distance a dot that was a man standing by the nearest target, as if adding the last touches. Four Faultless Felons by G. K. Chesterton [1930]

Andrew Lang There were other changes between the ages of the original minstrel and of the late successors who are said to have busied themselves in adding to, mutilating, and altering his old poem. Homer and His Age by Andrew Lang

Jules Verne Now steel is a combination of iron and coal, which is extracted, either from the liquid ore, by taking from it the excess of coal, or from the iron by adding to it the coal which was wanting. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

D. H. Lawrence And with an appearance of the same insouciance, she helped herself to Aunt Cissie’s cake also, adding as an afterthought: “If you’re sure you don’t want it. The Virgin and the Gypsy by D. H. Lawrence

Anthony Trollope He paid one fleeting visit to my Lord at Cauldkail Castle, collecting what little he might; another to his honourable wife, adding some slender increase to his little budget, and then he was off. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

Thomas Paine The remembrance, then, of what is past, if it operates rightly, must inspire her with the most laudable of all ambition, that of adding to the fair fame she began with. The American Crisis by Thomas Paine

Edgar Allan Poe He replied feebly, yet quite audibly, “Yes, I wish to be “I fear you have mesmerized”— adding immediately afterwards, deferred it too long. Tales of Science by Edgar Allan Poe

Edith Wharton Then he had imagined that they were throwing open the door of their lives to him; now he knew they were simply adding a new name to their lists. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

The old man has taken a decided dislike to me, and if I interfere between Helen and himself it will have the effect of adding to his wrath and do more harm than good. The Childerbridge Mystery by Guy Boothby [1902]

I did not avert my gaze from Alice. I went on talking with ingratiating softness, the recollection that, most likely, she had never before been spoken to by a strange man adding to my assurance. A Smile of Fortune by Joseph Conrad [1911]

Thomas Hardy He sat down at the table and wrote a few lines, next taking from his pocket-book a five-pound note, which he put in the envelope with the letter, adding to it, as by an afterthought, five shillings. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

Leslie Stephen He was not adding to literature, but providing a useful implement for future men of letters. Samuel Johnson by Leslie Stephen [1878]

Wilkie Collins My principal object in adding these lines is to propose that we should forget the past, and go on again as if nothing had happened. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Thomas Hardy Mrs. Phippard owned that she did, adding that it put them in a very painful position. Life’s Little Ironies by Thomas Hardy

The thing that’ll keep you safe is that no-one with more brains than a gutter-bred snipe like that Archdeacon would think your collection of middle-class platitudes worth adding to. War in Heaven by Charles Williams [1930]

Walter Crane It would be possible to represent or to express a figure or object so lighted by means of laying in the modulations and planes of shadow only, or by means of adding the light only on a toned ground. Line and Form by Walter Crane [1900]

M. R. James So he said that he had known Harrington at Cambridge, and believed he had died suddenly in 1889, adding a few details about the man and his published work. More Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James

Kate Chopin Hosmer came to his relief by observing quite naturally that he and his wife had come over to say good-bye, before leaving for the South, adding “no doubt Mrs. Worthington has told you. At Fault by Kate Chopin

Mark Twain They ran some danger of adding two or three months’ imprisonment to the other novelties of their Holy Land Pleasure Excursion. I admire “cheek. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

And on the strength of that Swift was perhaps justified now in adding a host’s apology to his good-night. Tiny Luttrell by E. W. Hornung [1893]

Anthony Trollope But our manner of showing or of hiding these characteristics will be changed — as also our power of adding to or diminishing their intensity. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Anthony Trollope But she was one of those who regarded all discomfort as meritorious, as in some way adding something to her claim for heaven. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

George Meredith That would have been an intolerable whine of a poltroon, adding to her humiliation. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

G. K. Chesterton The thing’s simply like adding up a column in a ledger. The Napoleon of Notting Hill by G. K. Chesterton

Nathaniel Hawthorne All the countries of the globe appeared to join hands for the mere purpose of adding heap after heap to the mountainous accumulation of this one man’s wealth. The Snow Image and other stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1851]

So he made a noise in his throat and got up, adding with a princely magnanimity, “But don’t be rude to your aunt: I won’t tolerate that. The Greater Trumps by Charles Williams

Edgar Rice Burroughs Her sides were quite straight and fully ten feet high —“for the purpose,” explained Perry, “of adding dignity to her appearance and rendering it less easy for an enemy to board her. Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1923]

But, said she, he shall be my Husband, that has put me into a Capacity of serving my Country, by adding one to it. Zadig by Voltaire

Anthony Trollope She was just the wife for Yorke Clayton. So Edith argued it in her own bosom, adding other wondrous mistakes to that first mistake she had made. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

H. G. Wells But every specialised man we added would be adding something to the directive pattern of life. World Brain by H. G. Wells [1938]

James Joyce Egg two evidently demolished, he nodded and winked, adding bloodthirstily: — Buffalo Bill shoots to kill, Never missed nor he never will. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Benjamin Disraeli On the death of the Prince of Epirus, however, Amurath could not resist the opportunity that then offered itself of adding to his empire the rich principality he had long coveted. The Rise of Iskander by Benjamin Disraeli [1834]

For me to set up my opinion against popular feeling would constitute no small offence; to question its justice would be held to be adding outrageous insult to enormous injury. Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah [1914]

In adding that the one exception to this toleration is atheism, Milton is careful to state this limitation as being the toleration professed by Parliament, and not as his private opinion. Milton by Mark Pattison [1879]

The letters ran from A to G, and my best continuous chance came when Böhme, reading rapidly from a paper, I think, went through the letters, backwards, from G, adding remarks to each; thus: ‘G . The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

Rudyard Kipling He checked their list interestedly, adding items of his own. Debits and Credits by Rudyard Kipling [1926]

Leon Trotsky Fisher, like many another, copied this nonsensical formula from Zinoviev and the epigones in general, adding to it some of his own lack of understanding. My Life by Leon Trotsky

He was told not to move, the speaker adding that he would return again in a few minutes. The Master Spy by Arthur Gask [1936]

Abraham Merri These were roadways to the farther country, to the land of the ladala, Rador told me; adding that none of the lesser folk could cross into the pavilioned city unless summoned or with pass. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

H. G. Wells Shaw took these outpourings with an admirable good humour and helped the book greatly by adding elucidatory contributions of his own. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

A sink on each landing gave forth a fetid humidity, adding its stench to the sharp flavor of the cooking of onions. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

The carriages were announced, and Mr. Edmonstone began to call the ladies, adding tenfold to the confusion in the dressing-room. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

Then the young wives, unused to never having a penny of their own and sorely tried by their straitened housekeeping, began to look round for some way of adding to the family income. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Jules Verne Until midnight we kept our seats upon the stern of the raft, whilst the lightning ever and again shed around us a livid glare similar to that produced by adding salt to lighted alcohol. The Survivors of the Chancellor by Jules Verne [1875]

George Meredith This Club sat and became a terror for a month, adding something to my father’s reputation. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

I once had a discussion with the Open Library people about adding catalogue records for my books to their collection. The Design and Construction of eBooks by Steve Thomas [2015]

H. G. Wells He wanted to discover some way of adding materially to that weekly guinea by his own exertions, and he wanted to learn the conditions of the market for typewriting. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

Then suddenly Bellingham told me where his tent was, and, adding that our case was one for serious consideration, strode in its direction without another word until some sunlit paces separated us. The Black Mask by E. W. Hornung [1901]

Cover the pan, and put it in a moderate oven for one-half an hour, adding stock when necessary. Simple Italian Cookery by Antonia Isola

Then they had come across a letter between the leaves of a book in Jocelyn’s desk, and in that she had told them everything, adding that by the time they would read it she would be dead. The Tragedy of the Silver Moon by Arthur Gask [1940]

Then drain off the water, and put them into a saucepan with one and one-half tablespoons of butter and finish cooking them, adding from time to time a little boiling water. Simple Italian Cookery by Antonia Isola

Everything they knew about him fitted into the picture, adding to their admiration and respect. Eminent Victorians by Lytton Strachey

The detective asked to see Lord Thralldom, adding that he had called the previous afternoon and was an officer from Scotland Yard. The footman’s face betrayed no interest. The Hidden Door by Arthur Gask [1934]

He had helped himself to a good quarter of a tumblerful and, adding no water to it, the generous spirit coursed like fire through him. His Prey was Man by Arthur Gask [1942]

Anthony Trollope He could not live always adding a hundred or two of debt to the burden already round his neck. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

Then fry lightly in butter, adding chopped-up parsley, salt, and pepper. Simple Italian Cookery by Antonia Isola

Jules Verne That would only be adding sorrow to trouble. Five Weeks in a Balloon by Jules Verne [1869]

An accountant works by adding up figures. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

Edith Wharton His friends always hastened to announce the fact to strangers — adding after a pause of suspense that they “would see what they could do. Crucial Instances by Edith Wharton [1901]

Virginia Woolf He would like to talk to some smart woman — Mrs Aislabie, or Margaret Marrable. But they were both engaged — both were adding sentences with considerable vivacity. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

At night, as we had no local “sultans” to torment us, eight more men of sultan Majid’s donation ran away, and, adding injury to injury, took with them all our goats, fifteen in number. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

John Ruskin The rest of their time he occupies, first in pulling down, and rebuilding on a magnificent scale, his own house, and in adding large dependencies to it. Munera Pulveris by John Ruskin

George Meredith This he said imperatively, adding that such was the meaning of the news she had received relating to Laetitia Dale. From what quarter had she received it? he asked. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Edith Wharton But on the way back to the hotel she was overcome by the irony of adding this mental panacea to the other. The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

Thomas Hardy An incident occurred on this homeward journey which was long remembered by both, as adding shade to shadow. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

Abraham Merri The floor was carpeted with the thick, soft moss, and this was faintly luminous, adding to the strange pellucid light; it must have covered at least two acres. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

George Elio The fact was, Mr. Oldinport had not the slightest intention of standing for Parliament, whereas he had the strongest intention of adding to his unentailed estate. Mr. Gilfil’s Love Story by George Elio

Edith Wharton It’s a puzzling house, because my uncle keeps adding to it from year to year. The Triumph of Night by Edith Wharton [1916]

B.’s works, adding some of his own, and who claimed the Ode as his. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

Robert Louis Stevenson I observed a Platt-Deutsch mason, entirely innocent of English, adding heartily to the general effect. The Amateur Emigrant by Robert Louis Stevenson

Walter Scott He had been dining, he said, with Dunois, and understanding there was society in Roland’s Gallery, he had ventured on the freedom of adding one to the number. Quentin Durward by Walter Scott [1823]

Wilkie Collins She made no change whatever, except by adding these ominous lines as a postscript: “I implore you not to drive me to despair. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

Anthony Trollope Lizzie could not but look at the porter as he carried it, and she felt sure that the man had been told of its contents and was struggling with the express view of adding to her annoyance. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

He amassed considerable wealth in his trade, sufficient to enable him to gratify the wish, so common among his countrymen, of adding a territorial designation to his name. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Anatole France And that’s the reason you blame an action, irregular certainly, contrary to vulgar propriety, but withal indifferent in character, or at least not adding much to the universal evil. At the Sign of the Reine Pédauque by Anatole France

D. H. Lawrence The other went on adding the figures aloud. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Thomas Hardy Oh Jude, you’ll love me dearly, won’t you, afterwards! I do want to be kind to this child, and to be a mother to him; and our adding the legal form to our marriage might make it easier for me. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

Anthony Trollope New leases had just been granted for adding manufactories to the town of Tretton: and as far as outward marks of prosperity went all was prosperous. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

He was a gentleman in mind and manners and a pleasant one into the bargain, though he did pass his days adding up figures and was kept down by poverty. Breaking Down by Ellen Wood [1872]

F. Scott Fitzgerald He had thrown himself into it with a creative passion, adding to it all the time, decking it out with every bright feather that drifted his way. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Then pound them some more, adding water, and squeeze out as before. Simple Italian Cookery by Antonia Isola

Miles Franklin Ma and Pa both said I could go, Ma adding the rider, “If you behave yourself”. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

Henry James Mrs. Light, while her daughter talked, had been adding a few touches to her coiffure. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

Robert Browning That low man goes on adding one to one, His hundred’s soon hit: This high man, aiming at a million, Misses an unit. Dramatic Romances by Robert Browning [1845]

The matter, as you may suppose, is a most serious one for us, and every day’s delay is adding to it. My Strangest Case by Guy Boothby [1901]

Louisa May Alcott I couldn’t bear a rich husband,” said Jo decidedly, adding in a softer tone, “Don’t fear poverty. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

Meantime, Mrs. Dodd had communicated Sampson’s opinion to Julia, adding that there was a prescription besides, gone to be made up. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Mr. Kendrick had told me that Ms uncle, a Mr. Cotton really owned the House, but left him the chief share in the management, adding “What uncle says, goes always. My Life and Loves by Frank Harris

Henry James This was wholly new to Lady Agnes, she had had no clue to it, and he could instantly see how it made the event worse for her, adding a hideous positive to an abominable negative. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

Wilkie Collins Putting the letter down before me on the table, she said, timidly: “Would you mind adding a postscript, sir?” I suppressed all appearance of surprise as well as I could, and took up the pen again. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

George Meredith The guest at Elba was busy in adding up the sum of his own impressions, and dividing it by this and that new circumstance; for he was totally in the dark. The House on the Beach by George Meredith [1877]

Neither have I any rash hope of adding a single ray to the light of Hawthorne’s high standing. A Study of Hawthorne by G. P. Lathrop [1876]

Anthony Trollope This the rejected lover took with most extreme patience, as though such a trifling annoyance had no effect in adding anything to his misery. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

She did receive a letter from her niece in which the girl wrote she was glad Toller was dead, adding she ‘had written them she would never tell. The Night of the Storm by Arthur Gask [1937]

Charles Dickens This young woman had but shut the door on retiring again when I bethought me of adding to my order, the words, ‘with nice vegetables. The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens [1860]

Wilkie Collins I was never over-scrupulous where other people’s affairs were concerned, and I was not over-scrupulous about his adding one to the marriages in the register on his own account. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

H. G. Wells It’s saving our knowledge and adding to it is the thing. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells [1898]

Wilkie Collins No man can ask a question without adding a mark of interrogation at the end in the shape of an oath. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

Andrew Lang The stepmother had made these known to the people, adding that the queen was a wicked sorceress. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

H. G. Wells They worked politics with money, and kept on adding to the money by working currency and tariffs. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

Andrew Lang The old woman who opened it begged him to come in, adding kindly, that if he wanted a night’s lodging he might have it without its costing him anything. The Crimson Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

George Meredith In the very early light she thought of adding some ornaments to her bundle of necessaries. The Tragic Comedians by George Meredith [1880]

Jules Verne Maston, in despair, went in search of Michel Ardan, who counseled him to resign himself to the situation, adding one or two arguments ad hominem. From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne [1867]

Miss F——d now most positively declared that nothing should prevent her proceeding instantly to the castle, adding that if Lady D—— would not accompany her, she would go on by herself. The Purcell Papers by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

George MacDonald She said she knew it well enough, adding with a smile — “It’s there you’re going, is it?” “Yes, if it’s not far off. At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald

Edith Wharton There was a dead silence, which I broke by adding lamely: “But no doubt Signor Briga could explain. The Descent of Man and other stories by Edith Wharton [1903]

Andrew Lang The young fellow knocked at the door and asked the old man who opened it if he could rest there that night, adding that he had no money to pay for it. The Crimson Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Kate Chopin But now the cable had come to disturb its long repose, adding in the office, nothing to its attractiveness. At Fault by Kate Chopin

Wilkie Collins Succeeding weeks and months would add to that protection, by adding to the accumulated refuse. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

Leon Trotsky At home I related the story of the tenant with a trombone, adding more and more details every time, hoping to arouse the laughter which I had just experienced. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Beset by letters about his debts, he again declares his determination to hold fast by Newstead, adding that if the place which is his only tie to England is sold, he won’t come back at all. Byron by John Nichol [1880]

Ethel’s extreme youth, by adding to the interest with which she must be regarded, was in her favour. Lodore by Mary Shelley

Baldwin Spencer The man draws a quantity of blood from the subincised urethra, and she drinks part of it while he rubs the remainder over her body, adding afterwards a coating of red ochre and grease. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Thomas Hardy Stockdale told the girl’s errand, adding seriously, ‘I cannot wake Mrs. Newberry.’ ‘It is no matter,’ said her mother. Wessex Tales by Thomas Hardy [1888]

Wilkie Collins Stella had done all that a wife could do to fill the vacant place; and her husband’s fondness had accepted the effort as adding another charm to the lovely creature who had opened a new life to him. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

Algernon Blackwood He thanked her, adding that it was sweet yet right that she had come herself, instead of writing or telephoning. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Jules Verne On silence being restored, the triumphant orator contented himself with adding the following remarks: “Gentlemen, you will observe that I have but slightly touched upon this great question. From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne [1867]

Much of his time he frittered away in adding to his collections. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

The vengeance she had so longed for was certainly hers at last, but its flaming flowers had withered in her hands, and their possession now was only adding to her anguish. The Night of the Storm by Arthur Gask [1937]

Edith Wharton She poured out Evelina’s tea, adding some condensed milk from the jug, and cutting for her the largest slice of pie; then she drew up her own chair to the table. Bunner Sisters by Edith Wharton [1916]

Put the pan into a moderate oven, and cook about an hour and a quarter, adding a little olive-oil when necessary, so that it will not dry up too much. Simple Italian Cookery by Antonia Isola

Arthur Machen Ambrose reproduced these peculiarities with the gift of the born mimic, adding appropriate antic and gesture to grace the show, and Nelly’s appreciation of its humours was intense. The Secret Glory by Arthur Machen

Anthony Trollope Her brother was one, who, in lieu of adding glory to the family, would always be regarded as the most unfortunate of the Fitzgerald baronets. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

Day succeeded day in Di’s life, each day adding one more stone to the prison in which it seemed as if an inexorable hand were walling her up. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

John Galsworthy Without adding to unemployment it’s impossible to reduce their numbers. Maid in Waiting by John Galsworthy

Any one wishing to try the recipe would be safe in adding “meat to taste. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

Anthony Trollope Mr Slide hardly doubted that Phineas Finn had himself sent the paragraph to an adverse paper, with the express view of adding to the injury inflicted upon the Banner . Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

For the jerk was not only an upward movement, adding perhaps another three inches to its height, but also interior, as if the sponge shook itself and settled. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

Jane Austen The five weeks which she had now passed in Kent had made a great difference in the country, and every day was adding to the verdure of the early trees. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen [1813]