Phrases with "adding"

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]

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]

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]

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]

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

Henry Kingsley The keeper scornfully declined arguing about the matter, but only wanted to know what time Mr. Ravenshoe would like to go, adding that any one who made objections would be brought up uncommon short. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

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

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]

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

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

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]

Richard Burton He enlarged the building by adding ten handsome pillars of carved marble, with gilt capitals, on the Northern side. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

George Gissing Beatrice remarked on the smallness of the chamber, adding archly, ‘But I sleep single. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

Miles Franklin He talked in a whimsical way with twinkles in his eyes, adding to my literary education in every paragraph. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

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

Edith Wharton A sombre zeal for knowledge filled the mind of this strange girl: she appeared interested only in fresh opportunities of adding to her store of facts. The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton [1922]

Anthony Trollope Here there lived a large family adding from year to year to the patch of ground which they had rescued from the wood, and valiantly doing their part in the extension of civilisation. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

Henry James Hadn’t I had the effect rather of diminishing the lustre of the article than of adding to my own? Her ladyship was subject to the most extraordinary drops. The Figure in the Carpet by Henry James [1896]

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

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

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

E. F. Benson She gives almost precisely the same details about the past movements of the family as Emily does, adding the exact ages of them all in years and months. Charlotte Bronte by E. F. Benson [1932]

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

Gaston Leroux Monsieur Stangerson confirmed what Rance had said, adding that he had not asked Rance to dine with him because his friend had taken his final leave of them both earlier in the evening. Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux [1907]

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]

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]

John Lewis Burckhard During my stay at Shendy, I found a blacksmith secretly employed in adding an I to the dollars of Charles III., for which he received two measures of Dhourra per dollar. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

Anthony Trollope She had of course made acquaintances since she had settled herself in London, and had, in her modest way, done her little part in adding to the gaiety of the great metropolis. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope Lord Lufton had told the lawyer that the thing must be done at once, adding that his friend Robarts would have explained the whole affair to his mother. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

George Meredith She begged my forgiveness for her hardness, adding characteristically that she could never have acted in any other manner. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

George Gissing Do accept this opportunity of adding to your acquaintances! — Do, Marcella! I shall take it as a great kindness, dear girl. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

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]

Jeremy Bentham In a rude age, the moral sanction has less force than in a civilized one: hence another reason for adding something to the magnitude of the punishment provided by the political sanction. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

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

Rudyard Kipling Some years ago a man had said good-bye to the Englishman; adding cheerily: ‘We shall meet again. Letters of Marque by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

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

Isabella Bird He asks me to do something to help him, adding that his house is in ruins, and that he is so oppressed that he cannot build a new one, or have any surroundings suitable to his rank. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Andrew Lang He could not “eke and alter” by adding verses from other texts, as he did in Otterburne. Secondly, Scott did not make up Otterburne in the way suggested by his critic. Sir Walter Scott and the Border Minstrelsy by Andrew Lang [1910]

Caroline Lamb A foreign enemy lost no opportunity of adding to the increasing inward discontent. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

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

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]

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

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

George Gissing Piers named the house he had carelessly chosen, adding that he had not been there yet; his bag was still at the station. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [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

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]

Then in the course of the next two months, I plunged again, replunged and plunged for the fourth time, with each settling day adding to my capital. The Beachy Head Murder by Arthur Gask [1941]

Elliott got a sounding thwack on the nose, which he neatly returned, adding one on the eye for interest. In the Quarter by Robert W. Chambers

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]

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

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

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

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]

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]

Henry James It was as if I had laid a trap for her by coming home earlier than usual and adding to that eccentricity by creeping into the garden. The Aspern Papers by Henry James [1888]

Edith Wharton He tried writing out the figures mentally on the tablecloth, but when it came to adding them up they became blurred and vanished . Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

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

When my position accidentally came out one evening she was carried away by the novel idea of adding views of a safe-deposit to her collection—as enthusiastic as a child. Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah [1914]

Wilkie Collins At the same time, I have facilitated the future administration of the antidote by adding a label to the bottle, stating the exact quantity of the poison taken by my servant, as calculated by myself. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

Charles Kingsley My great dread was, lest you should kill the poor wretches before their time, by adding to the fear of cholera the fear of hell. Two Years Ago by Charles Kingsley

Wash the rice (a little less than a cupful), add it to the other ingredients in the saucepan, and cook for about twenty minutes, until the rice is soft, adding more water from time to time. Simple Italian Cookery by Antonia Isola

Algernon Blackwood I complete the confession by adding briefly, that after marriage she resented and repelled all my advances. The Garden of Survival by Algernon Blackwood [1918]

Virginia Woolf Still, life had a way of adding day to day. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf [1925]

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]

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

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

Arnold Bennett Mrs Hamps followed, adding persuasions. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Some being originally too short, have been stilted on disproportionately high bases; and in one instance the necessary height has been obtained by adding a second capital on the top of the first. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Anthony Hope Come along, Count.” The king passed his arm through Rischenheim’s, adding to Bernenstein, “Lead the way, Lieutenant; and you, Colonel, come with us. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

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

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]

H. G. Wells The adding had been wild work. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Jack London Henry was bending over and adding ice to the babbling pot of beans when he was startled by the sound of a blow, an exclamation from Bill, and a sharp snarling cry of pain from among the dogs. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

He pannicanned the flour for the blacks on to the bark dish held by Frank Edward, sprinkled in an extra allowance of salt, and made a show of adding soda and acid. Last Leaves from Dunk Island by E. J. Banfield

The mother backed up her girls invariably, adding her own silly, wounding remarks. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

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]

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]

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]

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

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]

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]

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]

Robert Green Ingersoll Not satisfied with his discoveries in America, he crossed the steppes of Asia, the wastes of Siberia, the great Ural range, adding to the knowledge of mankind at every step. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Jonathan Swif This morning I carried Domville to see my Lord Harley, and I did some business with Lord Treasurer, and have been all this afternoon with the printer, adding something to the second edition. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

Andrew Lang The ordinary dictionaries interpret all these as whipping-tops, adding that ῥόμβος is sometimes ‘a magic wheel. Custom and Myth by Andrew Lang

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]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Mrs. Dewar, sphinx-like as ever was seated at her desk, adding up some figures in a small ledger before her. The Strange Boarders of Palace Crescent by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

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

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]

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]

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

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

Jules Verne He confined himself to the bare proposition, adding that the voyage to New Zealand was only five or six days — the distance, in fact, being only about a thousand miles. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

Andrew Lang The king gladly gave his consent, and ordered the lists to be made ready, never doubting that two great champions would be eager for such a chance of adding to their fame. The Brown Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

James Joyce He began to talk of the weather, saying that it would be a very hot summer and adding that the seasons had changed gready since he was a boy — a long time ago. Dubliners by James Joyce

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]

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]

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

Indeed, the poorer orders of Somali are only too glad to have a good pretext for a fight, as a means of bettering their condition, by adding a few more head of cattle to their stock. Journal of Adventures in Somali Land by John Hanning Speke [1864]

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

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]

Gustave Flauber He waited patiently till she started again, and talked of the people whose estates bordered the road, adding his own moral reflections to the outline of their histories. A Simple Soul by Gustave Flauber

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

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

John Lewis Burckhard No Arab passes without adding a few stones to these heaps. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

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

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

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]

Miles Franklin That way you stand a chance of adding to culture. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

Leon Trotsky She complained of her troubles to her husband, who was in America. At her request I painted them in the darkest colors, adding that “our baby is the only bright star on the dark sky line of my life. My Life by Leon Trotsky

The slight pull adding to the weight, the loop broke, and Mr. Massy’s coat falling, struck the deck heavily with a dull thump, accompanied by a lot of clicks. End of the Tether by Joseph Conrad [1902]

George Elio I would rather part with the dearest hope of my life than be the means of adding to your trouble. Mr. Gilfil’s Love Story by George Elio

Henry James He suffered three days to elapse before he called at the Hôtel Meurice, which she had designated, and we may occupy this interval in adding a few words to the story we have taken from his lips. The Siege of London by Henry James [1883]

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]

By adding a third angle to his sight, every object he looked at stood out in greater relief. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

I cannot redeem its folly now by adding to it baseness. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

Thomas Hardy After standing still and spending a few minutes in adding its age to its size, and its size to its solitude, it becomes appallingly mournful in its growing closeness. A Changed Man by Thomas Hardy [1913]

Thomas Hardy The Vice–President laughed, and applauded the Colonel, adding that there surely lurked a story somewhere behind that sentiment, if he were not much mistaken. A Group of Noble Dames by Thomas Hardy [1891]

Leon Trotsky At first they proceeded cautiously and insinuatingly, adding to their praise ever larger doses of poison. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Margaret Oliphant It was no longer the orderly, calm, well-regulated house which had taken in the minister of Salem by way of adding yet a finer touch to its own profound respectability. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

Thomas Paine It is by adding the evil of hereditary succession to that of monarchy, that a permanent family interest is created, whose constant objects are dominion and revenue. The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine [1791]

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]

Rashleigh during this investigation refilled his pipe very calmly, adding a few grains of gunpowder to the tobacco. Ralph Rashleigh by James Tucker

Olaf Stapledon The basic operations of mathematics, adding and subtracting, must also, in the first instance, be carried out with actual objects, and observed. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

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]

Thomas Hardy He liked Henchard’s warmth, even if it inconvenienced him; the great difference in their characters adding to the liking. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

Theodore Dreiser She would wait and brood, studying the details and adding to them until her power might be commensurate with her desire for revenge. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

So called from its habit of adding funeral outlays to the other expenses of living. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

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

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]

Thomas Hardy But he very much stretched the facts in adding that the legal formalities for dissolving her union were practically settled. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

Guy de Maupassan He never had said a word that did not set an example, never had given an alms without adding a word of advice, never had extended his hand without appearing to bestow a benediction. A Father’s Confession by Guy de Maupassan

But, as the burial ground is closed, there might be some difficulty about erecting a new monument, whereas there would probably be none in adding an inscription to one already existing. The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman [1911]

Prayers for the condemned man’s soul will be offered on an adding machine. Miss Lonelyhearts by Nathanael West [1933]

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]

These collections it was his way to sift and transcribe again and again, adding as well as omitting. Bacon by R. W. Church [1884]

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]

He held a carpenter’s rule in his hand, was surveying the buildings, and seemed to be adding up some figures on paper. Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Francis Bacon For in adding to the total you necessarily alter the parts and sections; and the received divisions of the sciences are fitted only to the received sum of them as it stands now. The Great Instauration by Francis Bacon [1620]

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

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]

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]

The motive power of her actions was on a far lower plane, and seems to have consisted mainly in an amazingly strong instinct for adding to her wealth and her status. Henrik Ibsen by Edmund Gosse

Jack London The reinvestments of income were adding their mite of many annual millions. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

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]

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]

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

G. K. Chesterton In plain words, we increase the terror of law, by adding to it all the terrors of lawlessness. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

Jeremy Bentham By adding to the lesser punishment another quantity of punishment of the same kind. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

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]

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

John Locke Thus, by adding one to one, we have the complex idea of a couple; by putting twelve units together, we have the complex idea of a dozen; and so of a score, or a million, or any other number. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

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]

Andrew Lang Except for the piece of Portuguese gold St. Augustine practically tells the anecdote in his De Cura pro Mortuis Habenda, adding the acute reflection which follows. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang

Theodore Dreiser Aileen almost talked out loud to herself in a consoling way as she dressed, so strenuous were her thoughts; but she went on, adding the last touches to her physical graces. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

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

H.P. Lovecraft This ancient confirmed every tale which Jermyn had heard, adding his own account of the stone city and the white apes as it had been told to him. Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family by H.P. Lovecraft [1920]

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]

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

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

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]

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]

Walter Scott I will not dishonour her plea by adding a word more. The Heart of Mid-Lothian by Walter Scott [1818]

Anthony Trollope But if he should succeed in adding Marion Fay to the number of his Holloway friends, then he thought inquisitive eyes might be an annoyance. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Henry James I hesitated, from just this fear of adding to it, to commiserate her for it more directly, and she spoke again before I had found anything to say. The Sacred Fount by Henry James [1901]

At length, pointing to a small spot on one of his shins, he asked him how long it had been there, and Hardacre replied he had not noticed it before, adding it was probably a bite from an insect. The Dark Mill Stream by Arthur Gask [1947]

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

Farewell, mademoiselle!” He bowed on her hand, absolutely like Sir Charles Grandison on that of Harriet Byron; adding —“Death from such fingers would not be without charms. The Professor by Charlotte Bronte [1857]

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

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]

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]

William Morris The Persians practise this feat, but not often without adding a third colour, and so getting into the next stage. Hopes and Fears for Art by William Morris [1882]

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

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]

Gertrude Stein The one who is the one that has that is that one adding that thing. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

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

Baldwin Spencer I saw her one day adding to the number of them, so as to carry the row further down her breast. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

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]

Andrew Lang Thus, Mulungu, or Mlungu, used as a proper name, ‘is said to be the great spirit, msimu, of all men, a spirit formed by adding all the departed spirits together. The Making of Religion by Andrew Lang

Wilkie Collins By way of adding to your information on the subject of ‘petticoat government,’ I may now tell you that Mrs. Romayne has forbidden Penrose to proceed with the attempt to convert me. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

Thomas Hardy It might almost have been said that by adding him and his implements to an over-crowded apartment you made it healthful. The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid by Thomas Hardy

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]

Cook over a moderate fire, one hour longer if the meat is veal or lamb, and one and one-half hours to two hours for pork or beef, adding water if necessary. Simple Italian Cookery by Antonia Isola

She declared that she was morally bound to him, adding that she had treated him badly enough already; her friend ridiculed the bond, and told her how she would be treating him worse than ever. Tiny Luttrell by E. W. Hornung [1893]

Walter Scott Even the boy henry was made the instrument of adding to his sister’s torments. The Bride of Lammermoor by Walter Scott [1819]

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

George Gissing But the prospect of adding one pound a year to his starveling dividends did not greatly exhilarate him. A Poor Gentleman by George Gissing

Jack London Yet this miserable degenerate, in order to gain several short years of liberty for himself, succeeded in adding a fair portion of eternity to my own lifetime term. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

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]

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]

H. G. Wells She turned her face to me with the manner of a great lady adding a new acquaintance to her collection. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

Isabella Bird Pilgrimage consists in a visit to the tomb of Fatima, paying a fee, and in some cases adding a votive offering. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

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

Arnold Bennett Young Lawton, having been to Oxford, secretly scorned the pair of them, but, as he had engaged counsel, he of course was precluded from adding to the eloquence, which chagrined him. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

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

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]