Phrases with "admission"

Charles Dickens As soon as they had made a breach at the window, large enough for the admission of a man’s head, one of them thrust in a torch and looked all round the room. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

Henry James She had knocked, in shortthough she could scarce have said whether for admission or for what; she had applied her hand to a cool smooth spot and had waited to see what would happen. The Golden Bowl by Henry James [1904]

That admission alone is enough to jail you. Claimed! by Francis Stevens

John Hill Burton Logic could tender it no support; it must itself be the base on which reasoning should rest; and unless in so far as he could obtain admission for it, it must remain unproductive of good. Introduction to the Study of the Works of Jeremy Bentham by John Hill Burton

It was the first time the reporters had been honoured with admission to the sacred precincts. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

Edith Wharton The day this admission was communicated to Ralph his first impulse was to carry the news to his cousin. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

Edgar Allan Poe There were arrangements also for the free admission of air and light, and convenient receptacles for food and water, within immediate reach of the coffin intended for my reception. Tales of Illusion by Edgar Allan Poe

Ford Madox Ford Then an admission would be wasted; this sympathetic being would go out of her life with a knowledge that he needn’t have had — to be a slur on her memory in his mind . Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

H. G. Wells These secondhand tickets were very convenient as admission tickets. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

D. H. Lawrence And Miss Pinnegar made this admission all along. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

He had become aware of the use the Crown might make of Lamont’s admission that he had resented Sorrell’s departure. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

Wilkie Collins I applied, as usual, for the order of admission to the prison, and the order was for the first time refused; no reason being assigned by the persons in authority for taking this course. The Dead Alive by Wilkie Collins [1874]

That night Romeo passed with his dear wife, gaining secret admission to her chamber, from the orchard in which he had heard her confession of love the night before. Tales from Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb

Anthony Trollope But as her relative, I must demand from you an admission that your engagement with her cannot in any way be allowed to depend on the fate of those jewels. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins On the first day of my admission a broom was put into my hands. A Fair Penitent by Wilkie Collins [1857]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Tell me what to say which will insure my admission to Jean Lemaitre!” “The cafe,” she answered, “is called the Hotel de Flandres. You enter the restaurant and you walk to the desk. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

Henry Handel Richardson Below the surface an admission awaited him, which he shrank from making. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

Sigmund Freud The continual efforts of those who have written on the subject to formulate laws for the remembering of dreams amount to an admission that here, too, there is something puzzling and unexplained. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Algernon Blackwood He remembered Devonham’s admission of the panic sense. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Mark Twain If you grant that ONE man’s conscience doesn’t know right from wrong, it is an admission that there are others like it. What is Man? and other essays by Mark Twain

George Meredith The Emperor, as I am given to understand, is about to make public admission of my services. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Wilkie Collins My first business, as Secretary, was the drawing out of a model card of admission to the ball. A Rogue’s Life by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Lucy Maud Montgomery The Avonlea Debating Club, which met fortnightly all winter, had had several smaller free entertainments; but this was to be a big affair, admission ten cents, in aid of the library. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

No extra charge on this account recollect; the price of admission is only sixpence. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

Do not be misled by Kant’s admission of theism into his system. A Pluralistic Universe by William James [1909]

H. G. Wells There is scarcely an admission in nineteenth-century literature that the larger part of the natural world was gaunt, unsatisfactory and utterly unsympathetic. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Algernon Blackwood It was such an admission of ignorance. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Charles Dickens Mrs. Meek’s mother, who resides with us — of the name of Bigby — had made every preparation for its admission to our circle. Reprinted Pieces by Charles Dickens [1850]

Charles Dickens Never did Thomas move more harmoniously in concert with his elders and betters than when he was qualifying himself for admission among the barristers of his native country. The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices by Charles Dickens [1857]

George Gissing Alice had with difficulty obtained admission to her mother’s room, and it seemed to her that the news she brought was received with little emotion. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Arnold Bennett But Janet’s eyes, too, twinkled the admission that Tom was just then providing much innocent amusement to the family. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

Rudyard Kipling Do you think that that admission clears you? CAPT. G. What can I do? I can only tell you what I think of myself. Soldiers Three by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Her admission to the citizenship of Gomorrah depended on the moment at which, of those four only possible alternatives for the human soul, she refused to know which she had chosen. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

Mark Twain This Mosque is the holiest place the Mohammedan knows, outside of Mecca. Up to within a year or two past, no Christian could gain admission to it or its court for love or money. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

George Meredith It was the admission of a doubt that he might expect to enroll them collectively. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

After that day our cheap admission of our egotism freezes on our lips. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

Wilkie Collins I obtained the order of admission to the prison the next morning. The Dead Alive by Wilkie Collins [1874]

These were publicly advertised, admission one shilling, and were shown twice daily, and they had a long and profitable run before any protest was made against them. London in My Time by Thomas Burke

Henry James The admission costs her historian a pang, but Henrietta, despairing of more occult things, was now paying much attention to the outer life. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Neither at the house nor at the mill was I able to glean any thing beyond an admission from the landlady that Mr. Mansell was not at home at the time of his aunt’s murder. Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green

At this discovery her vexation was intense; it seemed as though she were denied admission to her own home. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

And this led to the further admission that, so far as we can know, there may be no difference between the substance of matter and the substance of spirit (“Disquisitions,” p. Joseph Priestley by Thomas Henry Huxley

Isabella Bird Yet I have never seen such a one patronised or treated as a lion; he is not expected to do any homage, or pay any penalty, for his admission into society. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

Among newspapers, the one Murphy had in mind was probably the Champion, the first number of which is dated November 15, 1739, two years after his admission to the Middle Temple as a student. Fielding by Austin Dobson

Books, also, were recalled and rewritten again and again, and were invariably reissued without any admission that any alteration had been made. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

So the interview had been arranged, and it had been in part a matter of bluff, engineered by Larose to determine if they could not possibly trap me into some admission that would give me away. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

Jane Austen Lydia came to us; and Wickham had constant admission to the house. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen [1813]

George Meredith Old Gower, too, has his Religion of Nature, with free admission for women, whom he worships in similes, running away from them, leering sheepishly. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

H. G. Wells The Great War was an All Fools’ War. But there was no admission of this fact. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Though in a sense Ivy had said nothing of any importance, apart from that fatal admission of Roger Gretorex’s love for her, Orpington had left the flat well satisfied. The Story of Ivy by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1927]

Wilkie Collins The man drew back respectfully, and gave admission to Lady Janet Roy. She was followed by Horace Holmcroft with his mother’s wedding present to Mercy in his hand. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

I wish I could follow Mr. Wallace to the full extent; for the admission would remove some difficulties. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

George Gissing The rare flower is shaped apart, in places secret, in the Artist’s subtler mood; to find it is to enjoy the sense of admission to a holier precinct. The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft by George Gissing [1902]

Wilkie Collins For prices of admission consult bottom of bill. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

But the other night I was present at a much stranger scene, at the discipline performed by the men; admission having been procured for us, by certain means, private but powerful. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Augustine Birrell An admission may as well be made at once. Andrew Marvell by Augustine Birrell [1905]

Sinclair Lewis Now and then Babbitt suddenly agreed with Paul in an admission which contradicted all his defense of duty and Christian patience, and at each admission he had a curious reckless joy. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

Relieved, she reacted into the admission that she was only twenty-three houses away from her home. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

Andrew Lang With each such admission the hypothesis that the Gospel evidence is mythical must grow weaker, and weaker must grow the negative certainty of popular science. The Making of Religion by Andrew Lang

There has prevailed a strong sense that the admission of women to the privileges of the higher learning (as to the Eleusianin mysteries) would be derogatory to the dignity of the learned craft. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

George Borrow The cabin was solitary and tolerably cool, all its windows on either side being open for the admission of air. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

The admission to the Grand Cercle gave Serge a powerful element of interest in life: He had to manoeuvre to obtain his liberty. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

George Meredith There was a long delay after he had sent in his name; but finally admission was given. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

Henry Handel Richardson Stop teasing the kid,” said Maria Morell, when the laughter caused by the last admission had died away. The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson

Anthony Trollope But he knew that he could talk, and he knew also that he must now talk on an arena for admission to which the public would not pay twenty-five cents or more. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

She was vexed with him for the question he had chosen to put first; and the more so because it had snatched from her an admission which she had not intended to make. Tiny Luttrell by E. W. Hornung [1893]

John Morley Burke, to whom on their own admission the party owed everything, was appointed Paymaster of the Forces, with a salary of four thousand pounds a year. Burke by John Morley [1879]

Marjorie Bowen Lucille Debelleyme listened to these accounts, which the police hoped would strike some emotional admission from her, with downcast eyes. Forget-me-not by Marjorie Bowen [1932]

Samuel Johnson Syphax puts Sempronius out of pain immediately; and, being a Numidian, abounding in wiles, supplies him with a stratagem for admission that, I believe, is a nonpareil. Lives of the Poets by Samuel Johnson

Robert Louis Stevenson To make this admission is to lay aside all hope of definition. Lay Morals by Robert Louis Stevenson

George Gissing At length, admission was gained and seats secured. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

He acknowledged what, in all his sincere passion, he had been unwilling to acknowledge, that she was often simply right, and the admission bound him to her the closer, dead though she might be. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

Henry James But that’s all over now, time is a healer, you have cooled off, and by your own admission you have consoled yourself. Georgina’s reasons by Henry James [1884]

Henry Handel Richardson And so she joined in the boisterous mirth Lilith’s admission and Lucy’s reception of it excited, and flung her gibes with the rest. The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson

H. G. Wells The admission of the insufficiency of their own creeds to comfort or direct would have been the necessary prelude to a new moral effort. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Robert Green Ingersoll This of itself, is an admission that we are not perfectly satisfied with all our conclusions. The Gods by Robert Green Ingersoll

Henry James Sir Claude’s silence was an admission of this, and still more the tone in which he presently replied: “That won’t prevent her from — some time or other — leaving me with you. What Maisie Knew by Henry James [1897]

It seemed that the decent woman wished to see Sir Charles, and the footman had refused her admission since his master was not to be disturbed. The Mystery Queen by Fergus Hume

Leslie Stephen His attack is qualified and really sharpened by an admission of Addison’s excellence. Alexander Pope by Leslie Stephen [1880]

It involves not merely the principle that “the devil shall not have all the best tunes,” but the admission that this tune is good. The English Novel by George Saintsbury [1913]

Charles Dickens All such proposals as were made to her by Elizabeth for her release, required that admission in some form or other, and therefore came to nothing. A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens [1852]

But the same caution which forces the admission of such possibilities demands a great deal of evidence before it recognises them to be anything more substantial. Lectures on Evolution by Thomas Henry Huxley

In truth, the laboratory is the fore-court of the temple of philosophy; and whoso has not offered sacrifices and undergone purification there, has little chance of admission into the sanctuary. Hume by Thomas Henry Huxley [1879]

Jack London Ed Morrell and Jake Oppenheimer were great spirits, and in all time no greater honour was ever accorded me than this admission of me to their comradeship. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

F. Scott Fitzgerald This admission to herself was coincidental with the slow decline of her physical courage. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

Wilkie Collins The window of the workshopopening to the ground — gave us admission as the rector had foretold. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

D. H. Lawrence She wanted tacit admission of difference, not open, wholehearted communication. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

Arthur Conan Doyle By your own admission you only saw a bird. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Her wild animation, which even now called enough men around her to rival the entourage of the youngest and freshest, was an admission of defeat. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

Miss Amelia Crumpton owned to thirty-eight, and Miss Maria Crumpton admitted she was forty; an admission which was rendered perfectly unnecessary by the self-evident fact of her being at least fifty. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

Charles Dickens He looks upon Kit as an intruder, as one who has obtained admission to that place on false pretences, who has enjoyed a privilege without being duly qualified. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens [1840]

Wilkie Collins I had the means of getting an admission for myself and a friend to the pit by applying to one of the scene-painters attached to the theatre, with whom I had been well acquainted in past times. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Virginia Woolf It is strongly in support of this view that the admission of women to Holy Orders, and especially to the ministry of the sanctuary, is so commonly regarded as something shameful. Three Guineas by Virginia Woolf [1938]

Once at least in my later days at Penge, I spent a shilling in admission chiefly for the sake of them. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

At the same time, however, she realised that if she made no comment it would be an admission that she knew everything. The Beachy Head Murder by Arthur Gask [1941]

Isabella Bird It is used in England by the titled aristocracy to distinguish themselves, their connexions, and those whose wealth or genius has gained them admission into their circles. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

Wilkie Collins It was useless to attempt to purchase my admission to the gallery. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

Jack London By an arbitrary ruling of the Post Office, these editions were decided to be not the regular circulation of the paper, and for that reason were denied admission to the mails. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

In this excitement of the jury, consequent upon the self-accusation of Imogene, the prisoner’s admission might prove directly fatal to him. Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green

Arthur Morrison But he had been accused of stealing the clock, and an open gift would savour of admission and peace-offering, whereas in that matter stark denial was his plain course. A Child of the Jago by Arthur Morrison

I close this Third Book as I opened it, with an admission of difficulties and complexities, but now with a pile of manuscript before me I have to confess them unsurmounted and still entangled. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

William Makepeace Thackeray And this frank admission ought to show that I am not your mere twaddling laudator temporis acti — your old fogy who can see no good except in his own time. Roundabout Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1860-63]

Walter Scott But, let not you and I make discord of a theme on which we cannot agree, but rather stay and partake, though a heretic, of my admission feast. The Abbot by Walter Scott [1820]

Nay, the plea must go further than a mere admission of the offence; it must include an admission of the worst motive, the worst spirit as animating the offender. Sterne by H. D. Traill [1882]

Thomas Hardy But inexplicability did not rouse him to more than a cursory heed; his sense of degradation was too strong for the admission of foreign ideas; and he leant against the parapet as before. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

Of course I was informed that such admission was to-day utterly impracticable. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

The first way in which he distinguished himself was by forging orders of admission to the theatres. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Anatole France My nephew, young Isaac Coblentz, has had to renounce a diplomatic career, after passing brilliantly his admission examination. The Red Lily by Anatole France [1894]

The admission of the mystery is the very signal for the quarrel. Memories and Studies by William James

Arnold Bennett What overset him was the crude illogicality of the new decree, and the shameless tacit admission of previous insincerity. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Victor Hugo He felt the necessity of so ordering matters that the admission of Gwynplaine should take place without any hitch, and like that of any other successor to the peerage. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

F. Scott Fitzgerald So suspicious was his manner that one of the studio police asked to see his admission card. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

There is gratification of a special sort in hearing your points of vantage confessed by the foe; the vanity is soothed by his open admission that you are worthy of his steel. The Imperialist by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1904]

He would at once present me with a certificate for admission into some lunatic asylum. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

Sigmund Freud Now, at the time when Dora reported the dream, we were engaged upon a line of enquiry which led straight towards an admission that she had masturbated in childhood. Fragment of an Analysis of a Case of Hysteria by Sigmund Freud [1905]

Charles Dickens Between them was a kind of well, or unglazed skylight, for the admission of light and air into the lobby, which might be some eighteen or twenty feet below. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

Other entertainments, of a prouder frame, exact an admission fee, but I am not sure that these are better than some of the hat-shows, as they are called. Literature and Life by William Dean Howells

Anthony Trollope Then they examined Agnes Pope over and over again, and extracted from the poor girl an admission that she loved Sam better than anything in the whole wide world. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

Wilkie Collins Nobody ever had admission to our entertainment who was not perfectly fit to be asked into any gentleman’s house. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

She’s a great one for public meetings of any kind, always provided that it’s indoors and admission free. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

Edith Wharton And now she was thrust out, and the door barred against her by Lily’s hand! Lily, for whose admission there she herself had pleaded! The situation was lighted up by a dreary flash of irony. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

Edith Wharton He would have welcomed any postponement that did not seem an admission of fear. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

Henry Handel Richardson Prior to his marriage he had sent them what he could; but that little was in itself an admission of failure. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

James Hogg That the one was forcibly preventing the admission of the other, I could hear distinctly, and their language was mixed with something dreadful and mysterious. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg [1824]

He bent his gaze on the ground between his feet, and entered into a meditation from which he would Only be released by admission or death. Irish Fairy Tales by James Stephens

George Eliot What would such agitating, difficult words win from him? No admission of the truth; nothing, probably, but a cool sarcasm about her sympathy with his assassin. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

John Galsworthy I am of opinion that an attempt should be made to secure from the architect an admission that he understood he was not to spend at the outside more than twelve thousand and fifty pounds. The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

Thomas More They use also in their windows a thin linen cloth, that is so oiled or gummed that it both keeps out the wind and gives free admission to the light. Utopia by Thomas More

Wilkie Collins But, Mr. Bettifer waved his hand impatiently, and declared that my admission had increased the difficulties of the original question until they had become quite insuperable. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

Robert Louis Stevenson A long novitiate and every proof of constancy of mind and strength of body is required before admission to the order; but I could not find that many were discouraged. Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes by Robert Louis Stevenson

Wilkie Collins Percival! I sanction the admission of the lamps. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Wilkie Collins To return, however, to the period of my admission into the convent. A Fair Penitent by Wilkie Collins [1857]

There was, of course, no admission that any change had taken place. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

Charles Dudley Warner It was in the midst of these social successes, and just after his admission to the bar, that Irving gave the first decided evidence of the choice of a career. Washington Irving by Charles Dudley Warner

Opinions may differ as to the attractiveness of the poet’s art or of its skill, but there is an almost universal admission of its beneficial tendency. Henrik Ibsen by Edmund Gosse

Orders of admission to the public were not necessary that day, and a general congregation mixed with the students. Our First Term at Oxford by Ellen Wood [1873]

Henry James She could accept even without bitterness a rigour of economy so great that the little fee they paid for admission to the pier had to be balanced against other delights. In the Cage by Henry James [1898]

At fifteen Valentine Hawkehurst had been errand-boy in a newspaper office; at seventeen a penny-a-liner, whose flimsy was pretty sure of admission in the lower class of Sunday papers. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

E. F. Benson He gave me an admission card to the court. Lucia in London by E. F. Benson [1927]

It was moments later before it occurred to her that the tacit admission that the woman was paying was more humiliating to him than any murder accusation. A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey [1936]

If I were master here, on days like this, I would charge an admission fee of two sous a head, with half-price for children. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

D. H. Lawrence It was an admission never to be made. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Victor Hugo Fashionable people never go where the price of admission is a penny. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

This was an admission unexpected, perhaps, by himself, which it was desirable to have sink into the minds of the jury. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

Robert Louis Stevenson If you see a crapulous human ruin snuffing, dash from him his box! The judge, though in a way an admission of disease, is less offensive to me than either the doctor or the priest. The Treasure of Franchard by Robert Louis Stevenson

Under hard questioning one of them might easily make some careless admission with disastrous consequences to all the others. Marauders by Night by Arthur Gask [1951]

Ralph Waldo Emerson Of course, the terms of admission to this club are hard and high. English Traits by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1856]

The broad bays which give admission to the reception-rooms and grand staircase are closed by tapestry of the fifteenth century, representing hunting scenes. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

Ralph Waldo Emerson To be rich is to have a ticket of admission to the master-works and chief men of each race. The Conduct of Life by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1860]

I will then release you from all your promises — even that of procuring my admission into the Musketeers; for before everything, I wish to avenge myself. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Nellie Bly Its filth would have made it sacred to me with my shoes off! My comrades were told that removing their shoes would give them admission but I should be denied that privilege because I was a woman. Around the World in Seventy-Two Days by Nellie Bly [1890]

Marjorie Bowen She was under perpetual surveillance, even at night she would be wakened suddenly in the hope of startling her into some exclamation that might prove an admission of guilt. Forget-me-not by Marjorie Bowen [1932]

Jos. Larkin, his clerk, and the despatch-box, had a short wait in the Dutch room, before his admission to the library, where an animated debate was audible. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

E. F. Benson She had, it is true, a tenderness for Mrs. White’s baby, but her admission of this softness takes the form of a confession. Charlotte Bronte by E. F. Benson [1932]

G. K. Chesterton Let it be granted, above all, that the admission that such spiritual tragedies do occur does not decrease by so much as an iota our faith in the validity of any spiritual struggle. Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

Lucy Maud Montgomery By your own admission you were the last person to handle it. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

James Anthony Froude His chief objection to the Church of England was the admission of the ungodly to the Sacraments. He hated party titles and quarrels upon trifles. Bunyan by James Anthony Froude [1880]

Wilkie Collins My card was taken to him, and was followed at once by my admission to his consulting-room. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

George Meredith The clear brown eyes gave exchange of looks; less of admission than her honest maid’s. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

George Meredith They represent your protest, and the admission of your claim. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

This does not seem to agree very well with the first statement; nevertheless the Daily Worker contains no admission that the first statement was wrong. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

D. H. Lawrence A special meeting was announced at Canberra Hall, admission by ticket. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

George Meredith That the Tinleys really were their match, they acknowledged, upon the admission of the despicable nature of the game. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Arthur Conan Doyle The Duchess was just asking for admission to the grocer’s circle, when Mrs. Ogilvy bustled in. The Land of Mist by Arthur Conan Doyle [1926]

You may, if you choose, silence the admission of this in literature and current discussion; you will not prevent it working out in lives. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

The interest in the trial which subsequently took place in Westminster Hall, was so great that tickets of admission were sold for six guineas. Byron by John Nichol [1880]

Kate Chopin Mrs. Larimore was in; an admission which seemed to hold in reserve a defiant “And what if she is, sir. At Fault by Kate Chopin

He gave no evidence of his thought, however, but followed up the one admission made by Mr. Brotherson which he and others must naturally view as of the first importance. Initials Only by Anna Katharine Green

George Gissing The latter interpreted their looks as an admission that Jane too was a victim. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

So frank an admission was evidently not what he’d been expecting. The Beachy Head Murder by Arthur Gask [1941]

Then Zephyrin followed Rosalie; but there was no admission vouchsafed to him till she had relieved him of shako and sabre. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

H. G. Wells There was Trafford. She felt she had to extort the admission from every one that he was the handsomest, finest, ablest, most promising and most delightful man a prominent humorist was ever jilted for. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

Gertrude Stein A life-long dismissal means an admission to each one. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

Virginia Woolf Masts had been snapped off; sails torn to ribbons (she had to drag the admission from him). Orlando by Virginia Woolf [1928]

George Gissing He made his admission with the relief which comes of recovered self-respect. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Was there ever such a man? a man who was legally dumb, whose lips the law had sealed, and who had the folly to blurt out such an admission as this. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

George Meredith Albeit constrained to admit that this was the first occasion of their ever being on their way to the dinner-table of a person of quality, they could refuse to look the admission in the face. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Elizabeth Gaskell He had prepared everything for Mary’s admission into the infirmary. Bessy’s Troubles at Home by Elizabeth Gaskell [1852]

Thomas Wolfe Consequently, the first admission I made to myself was evasive. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Anthony Trollope There was an admission of pecuniary weakness which did not quite become a Hotspur, but otherwise the letter was a good letter. Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite by Anthony Trollope [1871]

George Gissing Practically, she had uttered them before; her overbold replies were an admission of what, from the first, she supposed Beatrice to charge her with—not secret wedlock, but secret shame. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

Anthony Trollope There was a stand, from which a tolerable view of the race could be obtained, admission one shilling; but few ascended it, and long before the start, the price had fallen to sixpence. The Macdermots of Ballycloran by Anthony Trollope [1847]

Robert Louis Stevenson She greeted me on my admission civilly, but withdrew at once to her own room, of which she shut the door. Catriona by Robert Louis Stevenson

His reply was an admission that one must be on the defensive with such a woman and in such a case. The Black Mask by E. W. Hornung [1901]

Samuel Johnson The parchment containing the record of admission is, with the seal appending, fastened to a riband and worn for one day by the new citizen in his hat. A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson

Thomas Hardy Her greatest problem was not how to get to Casterbridge, but what means she should adopt for obtaining admission to the jail. Wessex Tales by Thomas Hardy [1888]

I had extracted no admission of guilt from him, but I knew him to be secretly the vilest class of criminal. The Tragedy of the Silver Moon by Arthur Gask [1940]

George Meredith A second endeavour, in an urgent letter before nightfall to gain him admission to head-quarters, met the same repulse as the foregoing. The Tragic Comedians by George Meredith [1880]

Four massive piers against which once stood four colossi, upheld the roof of the portico and gave admission by three entrances to the rock-cut chambers beyond. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

No; there are certain persons at the palace who are devoted to me, who will procure you an admission without my being compromised. Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Rafael Sabatini Finally came the admission that they were hungry; and thus a business begun with a fiercely bellowed ‘Stand and deliver!’ ended now in a piteous whine for alms. The Plague of Ghosts by Rafael Sabatini

Thomas Hobbes In the Old Testament the sign of admission was circumcision; in the New Testament, baptism. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

If the origin of man had been wholly different from that of all other animals, these various appearances would be mere empty deceptions; but such an admission is incredible. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

It is made imperative upon a candidate for admission into the ministry of the Scottish Kirk, that he shall show a certificate of attendance through a given number of seasons at given lectures. Oxford by Thomas De Quincey [1835]

Plead as he might, he could win no admission from her. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

I was never able, in passing a certain one of the city gates, to divest myself of an historic interest in the great loads of hay waiting admission on the outside. Italian Journeys by William Dean Howells [1867]

D. H. Lawrence So he stripped himself of every safeguard, in making this admission to her. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

H. G. Wells Mr. Lewisham was flushed in the face, red-eared, and his hair slightly disordered, but that sixpence was at any rate an admission of the justice of his claim. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

Wilkie Collins We had a special order of admission to the Hospital which placed the resident superintendent himself at our disposal. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

Arnold Bennett If he had made a conquest, the child by this frank admission had made a greater. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]