Phrases with "admiration"

T. E. Lawrence His conversation as he unfolded his plan deepened my admiration to unplumbed depths. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Ann Radcliffe The marchioness observed the general admiration with seeming pleasure, and secret uneasiness. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

I should not like to call it admiration and will not call it amusement, and yet it seemed to be made up of both. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green

E. Phillips Oppenheim And there was Dick Cotton, still full of his chivalrous admiration of Félice, and yet with some sort of understanding with her from which he was excluded. The Glenlitten Murder by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1929]

William Makepeace Thackeray No look either of admiration or dislike had appeared upon that grim and war-painted visage. Burlesques by William Makepeace Thackeray

Olaf Stapledon Thus, at one moment I was an Aurignacian, engraving his cave wall with vivid shapes of deer and bison, while my fellow hunters peered with admiration through the smoke. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

To the explorer they must ever be objects of admiration and love, as to them he is indebted for his guidance through the untrodden wilderness he is traversing. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

If I could give a complete account of that talk, this poor page would glow with wonder and admiration all merged in loving reverence. My Life and Loves by Frank Harris

E. T. A. Hoffmann The abbot is filled with admiration — with exquisite delight — and at the same time his attention is painfully on the stretch. The Fermata by E. T. A. Hoffmann

Thomas More And his neighbors who at first laughed at the folly of the undertaking, no sooner saw it brought to perfection than they were struck with admiration and terror. Utopia by Thomas More

Many good fellows suffered from my admiration of this author or that, and many more pretty, patient maids. My Literary Passions by William Dean Howells

George Gissing Her father would die, and then no smallest tribute of love or admiration would be hers for ever. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Anthony Trollope It could not be done but by a people so greedy of admiration as to feel that all other things should be abandoned by those who desire to excel. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Wilkie Collins In this contrast lay the secret of her influence, of the voluntary tribute of love and admiration which followed her wherever she went. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Thomas Wolfe He had too great an admiration and respect for McHarg to do anything that might, wittingly or unwittingly, hurt him or wound his feelings. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Henry Fielding However, he carried it so far before he had power to correct himself, that every person in the room easily discovered where his admiration was settled. The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews and his friend Mr Abraham Adams by Henry Fielding

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle My horror at his crimes was lost in my admiration at his skill. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

I wonder that everybody in Octavius isn’t full of praise and admiration for her talents and exceptional character. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

Virginia Woolf Mr. Flushing treated his wife with a mixture of admiration and indulgence, making up by the suavity and fluency of his speech for the abruptness of hers. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

Wilkie Collins Mat stared, smoked vehemently, folded the objects of Valentine’s admiration over his breast, and, modestly scratching his elbows, looked at young Thorpe with an expression of utter bewilderment. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

Olaf Stapledon The Russians, freed from their delusion of imperialism, rightly claimed the world’s admiration for their powers of insight into personality and their spirit of comradeship. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

Henry Kingsley Which of these staid women had such power as she? There was a look of pride and admiration even on Lord Welter’s stupid face. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

Charles Kingsley My admiration for this wonderful man is so profound that I can afford to say this. The Poetry of Sacred and Legendary Art by Charles Kingsley

Arnold Bennett But once or twice she had approached intimacy with Chirac, whose wistful admiration for her always aroused into activity her desire to charm. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

She found excuses for her errors; she lavished admiration on all her attractions; she could do all but muster courage to vanquish the obstacles that existed to their intercourse. Lodore by Mary Shelley

E. F. Benson Diva went down to her kitchen with an involuntary glow of admiration for Georgie, which was a positive shock to her moral principles. Trouble for Lucia by E. F. Benson [1939]

George Meredith Rivalry with Gambier (and successful too!) did not make Emilia’s admiration so tasteless. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

George Gissing For all his admiration of her self-conquest, and of the tasks to which she had devoted herself, he would have liked to free her from the daily mill. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Tobias Smolle Her admiration dwelt upon his politeness, good sense, and winning deportment; and she every day retailed little stories of his benevolence and greatness of soul. The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom by Tobias Smolle

Virginia Woolf This he will attribute to an admiration which is not mine. The Waves by Virginia Woolf [1931]

H. Rider Haggard She saw the admiration in his eyes and blushed, knowing that, do what she would to prevent it, it was reflected in her own. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

The admiration I had felt for her from the beginning was fast turning to enthusiasm. ’Long Live the King!’ by Guy Boothby [1900]

Very early she won the admiration of her uncle and aunt. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

But what shall I say of Zola himself, and my admiration of his epic greatness? About his material there is no disputing among people of our Puritanic tradition. My Literary Passions by William Dean Howells

Jacques Futrelle Produce him here in this room where I can get my hands on him!” The Thinking Machine squinted at the sturdy shoulders with admiration in his face. The Chase of the Golden Plate by Jacques Futrelle [1906]

By glimpses and hints it was shown me, and by the general buoyancy of her look and manner it was ere long proved, that ardent admirationperhaps genuine love — was at her command. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

H. G. Wells In that instant, at least he had no doubts of the possibility of his Career. But he knew that in some way the secret of his greatness and this admiration went together. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

Wilkie Collins He tried to express his approval and admiration in words. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Marcel Prous La princesse de Parme, qui ignorait même le nom du peintre, fit de violents mouvements de tête et sourit avec ardeur afin de manifester son admiration pour ce tableau. Le Côté de Guermantes by Marcel Prous

It is the intense concreteness of Fechner, his fertility of detail, which fills me with an admiration which I should like to make this audience share. A Pluralistic Universe by William James [1909]

His monument, surmounted by the sculptured effigy of a priest in his sacerdotal robes, is still to be seen there, attracting the admiration of the traveller by the beauty of its execution. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

So also with his new-found admiration for Stalinism. It is too early to say in just what way the Russian régime will destroy itself. James Burnham and the Managerial Revolution by George Orwell [1946]

George Eliot Maggie’s cheek flushed and her lip quivered with conflicting resentment and affection, and a certain awe as well as admiration of Tom’s firmer and more effective character. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

Edgar Rice Burroughs As we approached them I could see not only wonder but admiration in their eyes. Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1923]

She held her head up bravely and the inspector, as he walked behind her, noted with admiration that there was no trembling whatsoever about the beautiful white hand that hung listlessly by her side. Cloud the Smiter by Arthur Gask [1926]

Jules Verne Lieutenant Hobson’s admiration of her character was unbounded, and he had also entire confidence in Kalumah, often trusting to her natural instinct as implicitly as a hunter to that of his dog. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

G. K. Chesterton Nor was the admiration undeserved. The Man Who Knew Too Much by G. K. Chesterton

George Gissing But admiration frequently broke out from the audience, and at the end applause became enthusiasm. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

H. G. Wells Upstairs Lady Solomonson betrayed a passion of admiration for Mrs. Remington, and Mrs. Millingham mumbled depreciation of the same lady’s intelligence in Mary Gasthorne’s unwilling ear. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

Francis Bacon For there are four virtues or operations in the magnet which should not be confounded but kept apart, although the wonder and admiration of men have mixed them up together. The New Organon by Francis Bacon [1620]

James Joyce He began: — Mr Chairman, ladies and gentlemen: great was my admiration in listening to the remarks addressed to the youth of Ireland a moment since by my learned friend. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Arnold Bennett She sat and watched with admiration sycophantic but real. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Jane Austen She hardly knew how to suppose that she could be an object of admiration to so great a man; and yet that he should look at her because he disliked her, was still more strange. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen [1813]

Lady Morgan And with the transient extinction of those feelings from which each touching charm is derived, fades that all pervading interest, that energy of admiration which she usually excites. The Wild Irish Girl by Lady Morgan [1806]

Henry James Of course I haven’t said, I can’t say, half I mean, especially about my admiration for you. The American by Henry James [1877]

It was only later, when united at last with the man of her choice, that she developed those uncommon gifts of mind and heart which compelled the respect and admiration even of our foes. A Personal Record by Joseph Conrad [1912]

He was a superb-looking man, with an expression of mingled kindness and dignity that invariably awakened both awe and admiration in the spectator. Agatha Webb by Anna Katharine Green

Elizabeth Gaskell He had no shyness, he was so accustomed from his earliest years to admiration from strangers and adoration from his parents. The Crooked Branch by Elizabeth Gaskell [1859]

How miraculous did this appear! The huts, the neater cottages, and stately houses engaged my admiration by turns. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

Arthur Conan Doyle Every successive reading has deepened my admiration for it. Through the Magic Door by Arthur Conan Doyle [1907]

A murmur of admiration made the heart of Athos swell with pleasure. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Between ourselves, though, I believe he was influenced more by consideration of his personal safety than by admiration for murder as a fine art. My Fascinating Friend by William Archer

George Meredith He fell into a studious reserve, noting everything, listening to everybody, greatly to Colonel Halkett’s admiration of one by nature a talker and a thunderer. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

H. Rider Haggard Juanna blushed a little at the evident admiration in his eyes; then, turning to the dwarf, she said: “Now, Otter, you must make ready too. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

Olaf Stapledon It compelled his attention, and in a manner his admiration also; but the tone of his voice, when he was talking of it, suggested a veiled reluctance, almost resentment. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

We have to consider her youth, and that natural love of admiration which tempts women to jeopardise their happiness and character even for the sake of an idle flirtation. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Anthony Trollope Nothing astonishes me so much as the fear people feel before a thing is done when I join it with their want of surprise or admiration afterward. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

Theodore Dreiser With each succeeding examination his admiration and curiosity grew. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Henry James But even granting that the prize might be great, Newman could not resist a movement of admiration for his companion’s intrepidity. The American by Henry James [1877]

Edith Wharton In spite of all reservations, my admiration for certain parts of his work was very great. A Backward Glance by Edith Wharton [1934]

No noisy demonstration here; admiration and love were shown in looks and the low-breathed prayer for her welfare which escaped from more than one pair of lips. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

Willa Cather No, Ottenburg had not prepared him! What he felt was admiration and estrangement. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Elizabeth Gaskell Mr. Buxton only thought of hurrying on the departure; but he could not refrain from expressing his approval and admiration of Maggie whenever he came near her. The Moorland Cottage by Elizabeth Gaskell [1851]

They mounted again at once, whilst looks of admiration passed between them. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

Alfred Ainger About Byron, he wrote to Joseph Cottle, “I have a thorough aversion to his character, and a very moderate admiration of his genius: he is great in so little a way. Charles Lamb by Alfred Ainger [1882]

Strength only can command my admiration or subdue my pride. Agatha Webb by Anna Katharine Green

Stokes and Adams command the admiration of all students of mathematics who can appreciate their genius, but their work makes little appeal to the average man. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

Wilkie Collins The young Englishman, whose eyes had remained riveted in admiration on Mercy, drew the canvas screen over the doorway and respectfully addressed her in the French language. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

Maria Edgeworth This was according to Lady Anne and Mr. Percival’s principles; and Lady Delacour was never tired of expressing directly or indirectly her admiration of the prudence and propriety of their doctrine. Belinda. by Maria Edgeworth

Willa Cather Fred liked, too, the doctor’s manner with Thea, his bashful admiration and the little hesitancy by which he betrayed his consciousness of the change in her. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Henry Handel Richardson Now that it had come, Ephie was not sure whether she liked it or not; and all the cries of admiration her mother and Mrs. Tully uttered, when she put it on, were necessary to reassure her. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Virginia Woolf Duchesses tear emeralds from their earrings out of admiration — but these rockets rise best in darkness, in my cubicle at night. The Waves by Virginia Woolf [1931]

George Borrow It is perhaps the most magnificent cathedral in all Spain, and though not so regular in its architecture as those of Toledo and Burgos, is far more worthy of admiration when considered as a whole. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

D. H. Lawrence Strange how her reverential, almost ecstatic admiration of the flowers caressed his nerves. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Jack London He had caught the contagion of the excitement, and he felt that in some way he must do a great thing for John Thornton. Murmurs of admiration at his splendid appearance went up. The Call of the Wild by Jack London [1903]

In fact, now that the idea of contest was dismissed, all hearts returned to their former respect and admiration of our accomplished friend. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

The way Frere has dealt with this petition is characteristic of him, and fills me at once with admiration and disgust. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Wilkie Collins She was further entitled to claim general admiration by a system of dress which was the perfection of elegance, and by possessing a fortune of eighty thousand pounds. The Poetry Did It by Wilkie Collins [1885]

Wilkie Collins When the ladies got brilliant in their conversation, he smiled upon them with a deferential modesty and polite Grandisonian admiration that froze the blood of “us youth” in our veins. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

Virginia Woolf Five English parlementaries look at this woman with the respectful and a bit restless admiration one feels for a “fauve” of an unknown species . Three Guineas by Virginia Woolf [1938]

Gustave Flauber Jacim, although a Jew, did not hesitate to express his admiration of the planets. Herodias by Gustave Flauber

Guy de Maupassan When he said: “Nom d’un chien, what a spree!” he expressed the highest degree of admiration of which his mind was capable. The Wrong House by Guy de Maupassan

Walter Scott Then Menie Gray had been beheld with admiration by men his superiors in rank and fortune, but with whom his ambition incited him to dispute the prize. The Surgeon’s Daughter by Walter Scott [1827]

George Meredith And it was pleasant to see the great lord’s admiration of this wonder. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

John Galsworthy At home, under the strict seal of secrecy, he retailed the matter to Mrs. Roger. She listened in a turmoil of admiration and dismay. On Forsyte ’Change by John Galsworthy

Wilkie Collins Every word she uttered only increased my admiration of the noble creature whom I had loved, and lost. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

George Gissing When her heart leapt at Stella’s chant, it was not in truth through contagion of sympathy, but in admiration and love of the noble woman who could thus think and speak. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

George Gissing Never oblivious of himself, he could not utter the simplest phrase of admiration without criticising its justice, its tone. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Edith Wharton Since their last meeting his admiration for her seemed not only to have increased but to have acquired a different character. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

Ann Radcliffe Wherever she moved, admiration followed her steps. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

For without these the deeds would not get the admiration of the hearer, who must pick out the better characters. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

Elizabeth Von Arnim His early impressions of her were now being endorsed by the affection and even admiration Lady Caroline showed for her. The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1922]

Anthony Trollope On that afternoon all the clubs were alive with admiration at the great cleverness played by Sir Timothy in this transaction. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

Benjamin Disraeli Popanilla retired to rest with admiration of the people who thus converted to the most useful purposes things apparently so useless. The Voyage of Captain Popanilla by Benjamin Disraeli [1828]

Andrew Lang After them came the youngest prince, and last of all the crystal chair, at which everybody looked with admiration and curiosity. The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Rudyard Kipling The same emotion came back to me, when an old man who ought to have known better appealed from time to time for admiration of his pitiful sentiments. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Wilkie Collins The Dowager Countess was one of Madonna’s warmest admirers; and now expressed that admiration by pouncing on her with immense affection and enthusiasm from the painting-room door-way. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

It was rather admiration she extorted by her competent serenity. Freya of the Seven Isles by Joseph Conrad [1911]

Considering that they all could have saved their lives simply by striking their sails on deck, I can not refuse them my admiration and especially to the white-haired man. The Rover by Joseph Conrad [1923]

Paxton–Smith, as the tense moments flew by, felt full of admiration for his beautiful client. The Story of Ivy by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1927]

Arnold Bennett In her glittering keen eyes were both envy and naïve admiration of her brother. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

Henry James Roderick never exactly accepted homage, and apparently did not quite observe whether poor Singleton spoke in admiration or in blame. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

Andrew Lang The learned Scioppius published works at sixteen, “which deserved” (and perhaps obtained) “the admiration of dotards. Adventures Among Books by Andrew Lang

Wilkie Collins When she did speak, her first delightful ardor of admiration had cooled under the chilling perception of a want of proper harmony between her pearls and herself. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

Elizabeth Gaskell In this way a modern young lady would have condemned herself, and therefore lost the simple, purifying pleasure of admiration of another. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

Wilkie Collins I looked at her lovely face without the slightest admiration of it — worse still, with downright distrust of it. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Charles Dudley Warner And even in the lapse of time and the change of literary fashion authors so unlike as Byron and Dickens were equally warm in admiration of him. Washington Irving by Charles Dudley Warner

Wilkie Collins But Major Fitz–David’s admiration rose from one climax to another with such alarming rapidity that I felt the importance of administering a practical check to it. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

Benjamin Disraeli But in that conduct there was, and he observed it with some degree of mortification, a total absence of the consciousness of being the object of the passionate admiration of another. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

Even science is susceptible to judicious flattery, and Mrs. Jasher was never backward in putting her admiration into words. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

Jules Verne But if I exhaust all my admiration upon it, I shall have none left for the vessel which carries it. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

G. K. Chesterton After all, I was full of admiration at finding three honest men in politics. The Man Who Knew Too Much by G. K. Chesterton

Wilkie Collins Once more the housekeeper said, “I am quite of your opinion, miss,” and once more she looked at me with undisguised admiration of my extraordinary common-sense. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Elizabeth Gaskell I should always have wanted admiration and worship, and men’s good opinion. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

Washington Irving On the other hand, the press teemed with tributes in verse and prose to the memory of the deceased; all evincing the mingled feeling of admiration for the author and affection for the man. The Life of Oliver Goldsmith by Washington Irving [1840]

Affection — admirationexasperationmockery — he felt them all by turns, and sometimes, so it seemed, simultaneously. Elizabeth and Essex by Lytton Strachey [1928]

Henry James The gentleman or the lady who has written a book is in many circles the object of an admiration too indiscriminating to operate as an encouragement to good writing. Hawthorne by Henry James [1879]

He then spoke to Haroun about Louis Grayle, who had inspired him with a mingled sentiment of admiration and abhorrence, of pity and terror. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

Henry James He had not the least doubt of it himself, but he had already begun to value the world’s admiration of Madame de Cintre, as adding to the prospective glory of possession. The American by Henry James [1877]

Arthur Conan Doyle I found myself very happy at Laden. The surroundings were magnificent, and twenty years of Brixton had sharpened my admiration for nature as an olive improves the flavour of wine. A Pastoral Horror by Arthur Conan Doyle

D. H. Lawrence The miners knew her, and entertained the highest respect and admiration for her. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

Penelope said that between the admiration she felt for the Colonel’s boldness and her mother’s forbearance, she was hardly in a state to entertain company that evening; but she did what she could. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

Edith Wharton Yet Lady Jeune and I at once became fast friends, and my affection and admiration for her grew with the growth of our friendship. A Backward Glance by Edith Wharton [1934]

Washington Irving He scarcely tasted the banquet, but seemed absorbed in admiration of his bride. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

Wilkie Collins On the death of her husband, she practically asserted her admiration of her favourite author by offering him her hand and fortune. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

Wilkie Collins Or you may marry the man, dearest, who is now at your feet, and who prizes your respect and admiration above the love of any other woman on the face of the earth. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Brown-eyed, auburn-headed Patty looked at her young friend with an admiration which would have been envious had she been capable of ill-nature. The Infidel by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1900]

Ann Radcliffe The admiration of the spectators was divided between Mary and the victorious stranger. The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne by Ann Radcliffe [1789]

Smoothly the black horse rose into the air and came down on the far side of the jump, and a murmur of admiration came from the crowd at the almost feline beauty of it. Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey

Charles Kingsley The moment that Mrs. Vavasour left the room, there vanished from Frank’s face that intense look of admiration which had made even Valencia uneasy. Two Years Ago by Charles Kingsley

The suggestion of Piggy’s about holding up a train had fired their imagination and increased their admiration for the dash and boldness of the instigator. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

As the day broke the rain ceased, the mists cleared away, our spirits revived, and we forgot our discomforts of the night in admiration of the beauties of the river. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

Wilkie Collins Wherever I went, in the village or out of it, if I mentioned his name, I produced a universal outburst of admiration and gratitude. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

Maria Edgeworth While he went to inquire, Lady Castlefort sank down again into her bergère, and again fell into admiration of Cecilia’s state of impatience. Helen by Maria Edgeworth

George Meredith I am far from withholding my admiration of her behaviour; but there it is—she came. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

That family’s admiration was the great luxury of his life. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

Edgar Allan Poe She did the pirouette to admirationwhirling round upon her apex. Humorous Tales by Edgar Allan Poe

A thrill of admiration and fear ran along his nerves as he looked at her. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

The man to Peter’s admiration seemed to have no fear, and to be concerned only with his discomforts. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

John Galsworthy But it was all stimulating, and he never failed in admiration of his daughter’s indomitable spirit. To Let by John Galsworthy

You’ve tamed me because you caught my admiration and kept it. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

The gentlemen of the Fostât had ridden away hours ago, cross-legged and serene; and we had witnessed their demeanor with mingled admiration and envy. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Katherine Mansfield I can’t help seeking admiration any more than a cat can help going to people to be stroked. In a German Pension by Katherine Mansfield [1911]

Virginia Woolf Mr Bernard Shaw writes: ‘I am not forgetting the gratification that war gives to the instinct of pugnacity and admiration of courage that are so strong in women . Three Guineas by Virginia Woolf [1938]

Marcel Prous Cette admiration se complétait d’une si entière assimilation de leurs idées, qu’au bout de quarante-huit heures il avait oublié que ces idées n’étaient pas de lui. Le Côté de Guermantes by Marcel Prous

George Eliot She really did hope he liked her face as it was now, but it was simply the rising again of her innate delight in admiration and love. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

Rafael Sabatini At that she cried out in admiration of him. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

Anthony Trollope Polly at that time was very full of admiration for Moggs,—in regard, that is, to the political character of her lover. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Anthony Hope As time went on, the first impulse of gratitude and admiration that he had felt towards Mr. Rassendyll died away. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

When they arrived they could not help expressing their admiration at the capital way in which Sal Rawlins had managed things. The Mystery of a Hansom Cab by Fergus Hume

Elizabeth Gaskell She, who had hitherto felt that even the most refined remark on her personal appearance was an impertinence, had to endure undisguised admiration from these outspoken men. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

And folk stood silent for admiration of the thews and sinews of those twain, doubting which were mightier of build and likelier to gain the victory. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

Everything he saw amazed him, but his admiration was of the growling, grudging kind. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

Edith Wharton Oh, those roses!” He paused in admiration before his writing-table. New Year’s Day by Edith Wharton

E. Phillips Oppenheim Once more he eyed with admiration his client’s well-turned out figure. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

Madame rolled her eye at Lux in admiration of this piece of generalship, and fell in behind. Miss Pym Disposes by Josephine Tey

D. H. Lawrence She gazed with bright brown eyes of admiration on Coutts. “Yes, I am glad,” he answered. The Witch a la Mode by D. H. Lawrence [1934]

Arnold Bennett And then Mrs Hamps had come, ebulliently thanking God, and conveying the fact that the town was thrilled and standing utterly amazed in admiration before her heroical nephew. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Jules Verne Paddy was quite amazed at the splendor of the saloon, and was loud in admiration of the fitting up of the cabins, and the carpets and hangings, as well as of the polished maple-wood of the upper deck. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

William Makepeace Thackeray Her eyes, her beauty, her wit, her grace, her ton, caused a perfect fureur of admiration or envy. Burlesques by William Makepeace Thackeray

If Peter had had any vanity in him it would have been flattered by the frank interest and admiration in the boy’s eyes. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Robert Louis Stevenson His brother, a dark man with a vehement, interested countenance, who made a god of the fiddler, sat by with open mouth, drinking in the general admiration and throwing out remarks to kindle it. The Amateur Emigrant by Robert Louis Stevenson

The whole panorama is resplendent for variety and inclusiveness, and has aroused an admiration for philosophy in minds that never admired philosophy before. Memories and Studies by William James

It was plain, however, from the look of admiration he cast upon her, that he was very well satisfied with the part he had been permitted to play in the affair. The Red Rat’s Daughter by Guy Boothby [1899]

Wilkie Collins It is only men over forty who can court the mistress, with reserves of admiration to spare for the maid. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Wilkie Collins Geoffrey saved my life, Sir Patrick,” he added, his voice rising, and his eyes brightening with honest admiration of his friend. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Guy de Maupassan Behind the smiles and the admiration which among women are always a little artificial, he felt the indefinable mental reserve of the being that judges itself of superior essence. Strong as Death by Guy de Maupassan

Henry James Familiarity had modified in some degree her first impression of Madame Merle, but it had not essentially altered it; there was still much wonder of admiration in it. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Anthony Trollope Mrs Parker was certainly not a highly educated lady, but she had impressed Emily with an admiration for her practical good sense and proper feeling. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Algernon Blackwood She remembered his strength, virility and admiration as a woman; his ingenuous, childlike innocence, an odd appealing helplessness in it somewhere, touched the mother in her. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Wilkie Collins And, if I must confess it, there is another motive besides my admiration for the chimney-piece. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

Benjamin Disraeli When the sounds had ceased, amid the general applause her voice of admiration was heard. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

If your poverty of expression compel you to make any distinction between the two, we would certainly recommend your bestowing more admiration on his garden than his wine. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

Anthony Trollope But yet there was something in Alaric’s warm tone of admiration which gave her a feeling of unhappiness which she would have been quite unable to define, even had she attempted it. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

Jane Austen It was an earnest, steadfast gaze, but she often doubted whether there were much admiration in it, and sometimes it seemed nothing but absence of mind. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen [1813]

The whole scientific world is prostrate at my feet in admiration of this colossal achievement and gratitude for the light it has shed on the great problems of human conduct. The Adventures of the Black Girl in her Search for God by George Bernard Shaw

Henry Adams Thomas Carlyle vociferated his admiration of it. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

His Briefe eines Verstorbenen, the first volumes of which were published anonymously in 1830, was greeted with an almost unanimous outburst of admiration and applause. Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century by George Paston [1902]

Wilkie Collins The charming creature of my sweetheart’s admiration was, to my infinite amusement, Helena herself. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

The fact that she had confessed to him that her family was prohibited in Russia only served to intensify his admiration for her truthful qualities. The Red Rat’s Daughter by Guy Boothby [1899]

D. H. Lawrence But he was looking all the time, with a glimmering, subtly-smiling admiration in his eyes, at Gudrun, who stood on the shoal shaking the wet book in her hand. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Thomas Hardy He could not conceal his surprise and admiration of her face and bearing. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

Sinclair Lewis That admiration led her to study Kennicott, to tear at the shroud of intimacy, to perceive the strangeness of the most familiar. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

William Henry Hudson I was absorbed in admiration of her graceful figure, and — shall I be forgiven for mentioning such a detail? — her exquisitely rounded legs under her brief and beautiful garments. A Crystal Age by William Henry Hudson

Henry James She broke out into a dozen exclamations of admiration and compassion. Eugene Pickering by Henry James [1874]

The conquest of Mexico, though calling forth general admiration as a brilliant and wonderful exploit, had as yet failed to produce those golden results which had been so fondly anticipated. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

They looked with admiration upon their countryman. In the Quarter by Robert W. Chambers

Years and years ago, I remember, the grave Abdullah, the great trader of Sambir, unable to repress signs of astonishment and admiration at the first sight of that imposing beard. Because of the Dollars by Joseph Conrad [1915]

Elizabeth Gaskell Both listened with admiration to the ingenious devices, and acted as well as spoken lies, that were talked about as fine and spirited things. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

Algernon Blackwood Driven by some remorseless engine within he began to stammer something — he hardly knew what — of his strange admiration for her. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood