Phrases with "affected"

He had picked up a few sentences of the Romantic, with which he affected to give orders to his Greek servant. Eothen by Alexander William Kinglake [1844]

Robert Louis Stevenson It was by his style, and not by his matter, that he affected Wordsworth and the world. Familiar Studies of Men and Books by Robert Louis Stevenson

Arnold Bennett Mr. Povey imbibed eagerly of the potion, put the cup on the mantelpiece, and then tilted his head to the right so as to submerge the affected tooth. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

As Nonconformists they were very closely affected by the struggle between Charles II. and the defenders of Protestantism and popular liberties. Daniel Defoe by William Minto [1879]

Theodore Dreiser She had listened to Drouet’s enthusiastic maunderings with much regard for that part which concerned herself, with very little for that which affected his own gain. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Guy de Maupassan Then he clasped her in his arms and kissed her hair, affected himself. A Queer Night in Paris (Une Soirée) by Guy de Maupassan

Paul was so affected by this kindness in the worthy man, that, though not much addicted to the melting mood, he shed tears of gratitude. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

Walter Scott He was yet to learn how long it is ere our reason is enabled to triumph over the force of external circumstances, and how much our feelings are affected by novelty, and blunted by use and habit. The Monastery by Walter Scott [1820]

It affected for my blind infatuation a contemptuous pity; it asked her to pause before she brought on the name I offered to her an indelible disgrace. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

E. F. Benson As it came closer Dick felt that shuddering faintness, which often affected him in the presence of cats, come over him, and he stamped and clapped his hands. The Cat by E. F. Benson

Anatole France His affected gentleness concealed his stubbornness. The Red Lily by Anatole France [1894]

George Gissing He was highly nervous, and the tumult of his imagination affected his bodily state in a degree uncommon in men, though often seen in delicately organised women. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

But, unconsciously, he had been affected by Ivy’s soft, feminine charm, as well as by her fragile loveliness. The Story of Ivy by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1927]

Ann Radcliffe It was some time before either of them could speak; and all present were too much affected to interrupt the silence. The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne by Ann Radcliffe [1789]

Oscar Wilde The selenite waxed and waned with the moon, and the meloceus, that discovers thieves, could be affected only by the blood of kids. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

George Gissing You were right; I must have been suffering from an illness that affected my mind. Eve's Ransom by George Gissing [1894]

George Gissing In everything he affected sobriety. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

E. Phillips Oppenheim She threw herself back in a corner of the cab with an affected little laugh, and turned her head away from him. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

I affected Georgette; she was a sensitive and a loving child: to hold her in my lap, or carry her in my arms, was to me a treat. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

Caroline Lamb In vain Calantha affected the most thoughtless gaiety: remorse and suspense alternately agitated her mind. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

Anthony Trollope This was a certain Captain Green — for the friend also affected military honours. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

Elizabeth Gaskell The unwonted sternness and solemnity visible on the countenances of all whom she met awed and affected her. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

A jealous rage affected his brain like the fumes of wine, rising from some secret depths of his being so long deprived of all emotions. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

John Galsworthy Perhaps what really affected them so profoundly was the thought that a Forsyte should have let go her grasp on life. The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

William Makepeace Thackeray I saw that it affected our prisoner. Burlesques by William Makepeace Thackeray

John Morley It is always interesting in the case of a great man to know how he affected the women of his acquaintance. Burke by John Morley [1879]

Madame was, or affected to be, very much shattered by what had occurred. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Jane Austen Our importance, our respectability in the world must be affected by the wild volatility, the assurance and disdain of all restraint which mark Lydia’s character. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen [1813]

Never before in this stifling attic had she been affected in a like way; its sordid misery seemed to stare her in the face; the lack of fresh air, the surrounding wretchedness, quite sickened her. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

Robert Louis Stevenson Indeed, there was scarce anything that more affected me, than thus to kneel down alone with her before God like man and wife. Catriona by Robert Louis Stevenson

But fear does not necessarily damp the spirits; on the contrary, it will often operate as an excitement, giving rise to unusual animation, and thus it affected me. Eothen by Alexander William Kinglake [1844]

Give us that air again; how does it go?’ and he affected to endeavour to recall ‘The Ploughboy’. The Wrong Box by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

The light (perhaps affected by damp) had failed to ignite. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

George Meredith Romance affected politics, transformed economy, irradiated philosophy. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Wilkie Collins He either was, or affected to be, in a perfect frenzy of grief and indignation. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

Tobias Smolle Their mutual disorder communicated itself to the kind-hearted sympathising Dolly, who had been witness to the interview, and deeply affected at the disclosure of the scene. The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves by Tobias Smolle

The official blinked doubtfully, as if affected by the dim light of the room. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

But whatever his weaknesses — and they were very few — he was conscientious in the extreme, and suffered agony where other men would be affected but slightly. The Mill Mystery by Anna Katharine Green

Henry Fielding You know, madam, his strong and singular way of expressing himself on all occasions, especially when he is affected with anything. Amelia by Henry Fielding

George Gissing The tender phrases affected her no more than if they had been addressed to a stranger. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

But, though her manner had all its wonted force, and her words, whatever they were, were lacking in neither earnestness nor purpose, he did not seem to be affected by them. The Mill Mystery by Anna Katharine Green

Henry James Mrs. Wix is the obstacle; I mean, you know, if she has affected you. What Maisie Knew by Henry James [1897]

But on the day after the funeral I was suddenly made aware of the full extent of the disaster as it affected me. Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

But the silence affected him at last; he raised his eyes, and was on the point of speaking when Rosamond interrupted, slipping her hand through his arm. Shadows of Ecstasy by Charles Williams

George Gissing It affected him curiously, and at once took a place among his imaginings of Miriam. “You shall promise me that you won’t betray your knowledge of this,” added Reuben. “At all events, not now. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Polsover held out his hand as he turned away, but Mannister affected not to see it. The Long Arm of Mannister by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1909]

Leslie Stephen Johnson was deeply affected by the loss of a friend whose face, as he said, “had never been turned upon him through fifteen years but with respect and benignity. Samuel Johnson by Leslie Stephen [1878]

Jeremy Bentham We now come to consider in what manner the secondary mischief is affected by the nature of the motive. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

H. G. Wells The feeling of danger from fresh discoveries affected the patriotic imagination of every people in the world. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

Sigmund Freud There are only two purposeful reactions in the place of the reaction of dreaming: to sleep dreamlessly, or to wake when affected by disturbing stimuli. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Actually, they felt, Dale was a great deal more engaged with his audience than many of the imaginative writers whom he affected to despise for their sycophancy. The Ghost Ship by Richard Middleton

It occupied a larger portion of the earth’s surface, it affected the lives and fortunes of a larger number of human beings, than any other revolution on record. Gibbon by James Cotter Morison [1878]

H.P. Lovecraft I was rather glad to be rid of Muller, for even his silence had unfavorably affected the crew. The Temple by H.P. Lovecraft [1920]

But reluctantly resisting the impulse, he said, with an affected bitterness, “Thinkest thou to bribe me? — if so, it cannot be with gold. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

Thomas Hardy The configuration of the landlord showed that he, too, like his customers, was becoming affected by the liquors he retailed. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

Wilkie Collins Whatever his mood might be, that melancholy discovery must surely have affected him — Lucilla’s influence over him now, could only be an influence for good. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

H. G. Wells At first it seemed to him a thing that affected the lights simply, an isolated phenomenon, having no bearing on the things below. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

William Makepeace Thackeray Nonsense, sheer nonsense; and what is worse, affected nonsense! Look at the comedy of the poor cousin. The Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush by William Makepeace Thackeray [1838]

Henry James Then he might be affected by the sight, taking them as they were; he might make some sign — she scarce knew what — that would save her; save her from being the one, this way, to pay all. The Golden Bowl by Henry James [1904]

Theodore Dreiser When she entered she was breathing with some slight difficulty, for so Lynde affected her. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Louisa May Alcott Your airs are funny now, but you’ll grow up an affected little goose, if you don’t take care. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

Andrew Lang Perhaps, too, a personal feeling, as if Browning was Tennyson’s rival, affected the judgment of the author of Omar Khayyam. We may almost call him “the author. Alfred Tennyson by Andrew Lang

Ann Radcliffe This question, spoken with the emphasis of despair, affected Julia to tears, and she was for a while silent. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

The cook, who had lived with them five and twenty years and was dreadfully affected at the calamity, went with her mistress. The Mystery at Number Seven by Ellen Wood [1877]

H. G. Wells They made a sort of rushing cheerfulness along the road that affected their fellow travellers variously, according to their temperaments. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

Cholera, for instance, very much affected the land at certain seasons, creating much mortality, and vanishing again as mysteriously as it came. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

I think Cousin Monica was also affected in the same way, for she turned the key on the inside of the door when we entered. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

My memory was affected by my illness, as well as my body. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

The overthrow of Philip’s influence was a great triumph for him, apart from the way in which it affected his friend and his sister. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Further, it might have affected the position which it is in the interests of my work that I should maintain here. The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1920]

But no such thing extends to one alone, except inasmuch as he is affected towards his neighbor. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

Jeremy Bentham Begin with any one person of those whose interests seem most immediately to be affected by it: and take an account. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

Charles Dickens I may add with much feeling too; for it affected me as I went on. George Silvermans’s Explanation by Charles Dickens [1868]

But I scarcely noticed the change, save as it affected her pallor and gave to her cheeks the color that was lacking in the roses at her belt. The Circular Study by Anna Katharine Green

Sybrandt got round the table to avoid this muscular approval; but listened to every word, and learned for the first time that Gerard was gone to Italy. However, to make sure, he affected to doubt it. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Anthony Trollope Madeline affected all manner of rich and quaint devices in the garniture of her room, her person, and her feminine belongings. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Virginia Woolf The urbanity of the Park, the gleam of the water, the sweep and curve and composition of the scene, as if somebody had designed it, affected Martin agreeably. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

Much in the same way was Cluffe affected over his bedizenment in relation to his own lady-love; but in a calmer and more long-headed fashion. The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Henry James It’s my business, that is, only so far as Chad’s own life is affected by it; and what has happened, don’t you see? is that Chad’s has been affected so beautifully. The Ambassadors by Henry James [1903]

George Gissing For a few minutes they talked of the mill, and Dyce repeated the manager’s remark about Miss Bride’s influence; he saw that it pleased her, but she affected to put it carelessly aside. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

Henry James It affected her like the crack of a whip, but she confined herself, with an effort, to taking it as a reminder that she must keep her head. The Spoils of Poynton by Henry James [1897]

Henry James He is remarkably handsome, but excessively affected and patronising, especially to us Americans; and I hope to have a chance of biting his head off before long. A Bundle of Letters by Henry James [1879]

G. K. Chesterton It is no very unreasonable claim for him that he made a better use of his bad health than Oscar Wilde made of his good health; and nothing affected in the externals of either can alter the contrast. Robert Louis Stevenson by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

George Gissing It affected Mr. Musselwhite strangely. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

E. F. Benson I think I must partake of the nature of a pig or an ass—both which animals are strongly affected by a high wind. Charlotte Bronte by E. F. Benson [1932]

D. H. Lawrence She was glad even to babble to Clifford. For her fear of the mining and iron Midlands affected her with a queer feeling that went all over her, like influenza. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

Thomas Hardy But he affected not to notice this, and she soon recovered her calmness. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

H. G. Wells His activities were affected more and more by intimations of a determined crisis. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

The cats in the fabric had spied it, and their alert imaginations were instantly affected with a lively sense of the size, weight and probable momentum of its flung bootjack. The Ocean Wave by Ambrose Bierce

George Gissing The motive which impelled her was obscure even to her own mind, for ever since receiving the letter she had suffered harassing doubts where now she affected to have none. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

George Gissing Mumford, too well aware that yet another disturbance had come upon his unhappy household, affected to read, and it was only when the door of Louise’s room had closed that Emmeline spoke to him. The Paying Guest by George Gissing [1895]

Charles Dickens Surely his mind was not affected by that night’s loss and agony. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

George Gissing Her attitude was one of affected unconcern; she held her head stiffly, and let her eyes wander to the farther end of the room. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

He affected not to hear the proprietor’s question. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

George Gissing A dress of grey silk, trimmed with black, refined the ivory whiteness of her flesh; its faint rustling when she moved affected Harvey with a delicious thrill. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

The collapse of the houses behind the Tighes’ home was only part of a disturbance that affected a complete arc of the town. The Place of the Lion by Charles Williams [1931]

The smile and the look affected me strangely. The Mill Mystery by Anna Katharine Green

Henry Fielding She affected the company of rakes, gave herself all manner of airs, was never easy but abroad, or when she had a party at my chambers. The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews and his friend Mr Abraham Adams by Henry Fielding

Marchioness is a pretty title: it sounds better than duchess, because it is in three syllables — mar-chion-ess,” with an affected drawl. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

Caroline Lamb Lady Avondale affected unconcern as well as she could, but it looked like any thing else; and in the morning she awoke but to suffer new humiliations. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

George Gissing Horace, who had his reasons for desiring to preserve a genial tone, affected acquiescence. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

This motion soon affected my head; I grew giddy first, then stupified. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

John Galsworthy Jolyon could see that Irene was deeply affected by this simple forgiveness. In Chancery by John Galsworthy

For it was a curious fact, but the certitude with which Mrs Pither looked forward to Heaven — as to some kind of glorified home for incurables — affected Dorothy with strange uneasiness. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

The members of the council were differently affected by the startling intelligence, according to their different characters. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Olaf Stapledon To Kant it seemed evident also that in perception we were actually affected by something other than ourselves, for our perceptions come to us whether we desire them or not. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

George Gissing The ardour with which she pleaded, and the magnitude of the benefaction she desired to bestow upon him, so affected his imagination that for the moment he stood as if doubting what reply to make. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

George Gissing When he heard that Irene Derwent had returned to London, the news affected him only with a sort of weary curiosity. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

Marjorie Bowen I felt that what I was going to find out affected me very closely and personally. Ann Mellor’s Lover by Marjorie Bowen

Thomas Hardy Even the interior of the sacred edifice was affected by the agitation of the times. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy [1879]

Indeed, I found individuals, as well as public bodies, affected in a marked degree by a change of oceans and by California life. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

Virginia Woolf A sneer rasped the thigh; pleasure thrilled the spine; and also affected the sight. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

There can be no doubt that Byron loved praise as much as he affected to despise it. Byron by John Nichol [1880]

What affected Mrs. Harry was that her husband should take his own life, with her, as it were, looking on. The Partner by Joseph Conrad [1915]

I fancy that Mr. Davis saw how even the mere recollection affected me. Marvels and Mysteries by Richard Marsh

Arnold Bennett Each affected the philosophical, seeking to diminish the significance of the episode. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Anthony Trollope The question how far Cæsar was justified in the position which he had taken up by certain alleged injuries, affected Cicero less than it has done subsequent inquirers. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Edgar Allan Poe Nu-Nu was seated at my elbow, and the linen accidentally flaring in his face, he became violently affected with convulsions. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe

I am inclined to think that they resorted to cave-dwelling at first from some hereditary instinct or other, and that their eyes and their whole morals have become affected by this mode of life. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

Marie Corelli There was nothing unusual, surely, in his finding a small lost boy and giving him a night’s lodging? — then why was he so affected by it? He could not tell. The Master-Christian by Marie Corelli [1900]

George Meredith A sword-cut he received once in Verona has undoubtedly affected his brain, or caused it to be affected under strong excitement. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Is his mind affected by the shock?” “Not in the least. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

Robert Louis Stevenson The person, man or dog, who has a conscience is eternally condemned to some degree of humbug; the sense of the law in their members fatally precipitates either towards a frozen and affected bearing. Memories and Portraits by Robert Louis Stevenson

David Hume Simplicity is affected by one; ornament by another. Of the Standard of Taste by David Hume

George Meredith The chairman was the most affected by the communication. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

The doughty Rájih ibn ‘Ayid, who, mounted upon a mean dromedary, affected to be chief guide, seemed to treat their pretensions as a serious matter, when we laughed them to scorn. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

Anthony Trollope But no one spoke to him; nor, though he affected a look of comfort, did he find himself much at his ease. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope He realized the catastrophe as it affected his cousins of Castle Richmond rather than as it affected himself. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

H. G. Wells Why did he never write to us? What was he doing out there in Sweden? All that time? Concussion! But they say here his mind must have been affected before. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

Tobias Smolle At other times, when he found her melted into silent sorrow, he affected to excuse the conduct of his friend. The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom by Tobias Smolle

Frances Hodgson Burnett It was a mere fact; therefore, why be prudish and affected about it. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

It seemed to Judith that this was her own personal tragedy, that all her life she would be affected with her memory of it. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Anthony Trollope It affected Crocker in such a way that there was for a time a doubt whether his senses were not temporarily leaving him,—so that confinement would become necessary. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

He was not affected by the modern craze for the country side. Mr. Ely’s Engagement by Richard Marsh

James Anthony Froude In religion he affected to be a freethinker, careless of death and judgment, and ridiculing those who feared them ‘as frighted with unseen bugbears. Bunyan by James Anthony Froude [1880]

He had drunk great quantities of wine, but it had not affected him. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

H. G. Wells Yet these feminine creatures, at once so near and so remote, affected him profoundly. The History of Mr. Polly by H. G. Wells [1910]

Nikolai Gogol The wine rather affected his head; and he emerged into the street, lively, pugnacious, and ready to raise the Devil, according to the Russian expression. The Mysterious Portrait by Nikolai Gogol

William Makepeace Thackeray I do not know whether His gracious Majesty was much affected by this sudden demise of my father, though my mother says he shed some royal tears on the occasion. The Memoires of Barry Lyndon by William Makepeace Thackeray [1852]

Ann Radcliffe Ellena was considerably affected on seeing him again, and he examined with a jealous eye the emotions he witnessed. The Italian by Ann Radcliffe [1796]

But vested-property interests will be, as I believe, affected yet more remarkably in another way. Garden Cities of To-morrow by Ebenezer Howard

The girl had never before seen the ceremony of trying a man for his life, and the silent and antique solemnities of the business affected her, as it affects all who see it for the first time. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Bram Stoker Like Mimi, he had gone through the phase of doubt and inability to believe in the reality of things, though it had not affected him to the same extent. The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker [1911]

It is not of record that either of the two persons most affected and apparently least concerned made any explanation. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

Anthony Trollope And it was not only his nature as it affected her, but his nature as it affected himself that she must study. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

George Gissing He knew that his friend’s intellect was rather brightened than impaired by such stimulus, and he affected not to be conscious of any peculiarity. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Marjorie Bowen I saw at a glance that the restored church was uninteresting and the rows of grey and white tombstones affected me with a sense of mere futile ugliness. Ann Mellor’s Lover by Marjorie Bowen

Schomberg, at the door, looking out, affected perfect indifference. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

Opposition affected Carlyle as it affected Milton, it made him defiant, at times even fierce, to those beyond his own inner circle. Carlyle by John Nichol [1892]

Edith Wharton He even began to feel a personal stake in the pursuit, not as it concerned Jane, but as it affected his wife. The Descent of Man and other stories by Edith Wharton [1903]

Indeed, we may fancy an intelligence which, instead of regarding things as simply owning entity, should regard chiefly their background as affected by the holes which things are making in it. Memories and Studies by William James

Tobias Smolle Sir Launcelot was deeply affected by this intimation. The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves by Tobias Smolle

Anthony Trollope Besides, every one would lose a relative, a friend, or a lover; the decree affected every individual in the district. La Vendée by Anthony Trollope

Algernon Blackwood The approach of the two Activities affected us, one and all. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

Henry Fielding She affected the low voice, whisper, lisp, sigh, start, laugh, and many other indications of passion which daily deceive thousands. The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews and his friend Mr Abraham Adams by Henry Fielding

Henry James Peter felt all this and was startled, was strangely affected — he had no idea Nick moved with that stride. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

Margaret Oliphant The interruption made her raise her head a little higher under the veil, that not even this stranger might imagine Arthur’s mother to be affected by what was going on. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

Everything else appeared to her either affected or pedantic or insipid. Books and Characters by Lytton Strachey

Wilkie Collins The arrival of this news affected me in two different ways. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

He affected to look on the religious ceremonies of his day as his models, the heathen philosophers, regarded the worship of gods and departed heroes: mummeries good for the populace. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Ivan Turgenev Zinaïda avoided me; my presence — I could not help noticing it — affected her disagreeably. First Love by Ivan Turgenev

George Gissing The postmortem showed that the blow he had received affected the heart, which was already diseased (he did not know that). The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

But the proportions are not affected by this: and the relative strength of the parties made a result so decisive one of the most remarkable events in the annals of war. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

D. H. Lawrence It affected him like the perfume of some white, exotic flower. The Ladybird by D. H. Lawrence

A. E. W. Mason They were dealing with the simple serious issues, and they had reached a point where they could not be affected by any incongruity in their surroundings. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

Dr. Jedd and Valentine Hawkehurst had told her of something — something that affected the safety of her darling and only child — and the knowledge of which must separate her for ever from him. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

John Morley We must do him the justice to add that he was yet more sensible of disasters which affected others. Voltaire by John Morley

Gaston Leroux Nothing broke it except that restless moaning which had so affected the young man just before. The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux [1913]

George Elio Dempster affected to take no notice of her, talked obstreperously, and drank steadily. Janet’s Repentance by George Elio

Elizabeth Gaskell Again, the two different women were divergently affected by the extreme fondness which Bell had shown towards Hester ever since Sylvia’s wedding-day. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

William Makepeace Thackeray His mother was very much affected by these admonitions from the poor suffering angel’s mouth; and I was so too. The Memoires of Barry Lyndon by William Makepeace Thackeray [1852]

The choice between them is a question of advertising expediency simply, except so far as it may be affected by other standards of propriety, springing from a different source. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

Ann Radcliffe The nun appeared perfectly reconciled to her fate, and exhibited during her illness so much sweetness, patience, and resignation as affected all around her with pity and love. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

George Meredith She was getting used to it, and her friend had a gratification in seeing how little this affected her perfect naturalness. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

But perhaps what affected her was the shadow, the still living shadow of a great passion in the man’s heart. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

Jules Verne The waves began to rise and the boat to rock considerably; for the approaching hurricane affected the water sooner than the atmosphere itself. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

John Galsworthy Something in that slow, strong movement affected Soames. Progress! They had been obliged to fetch horses to drag Progress up the hill! “That’s a good horse!” he said, pointing to the biggest. Swan Song by John Galsworthy

Maria Edgeworth Every body sympathized with Lady Oranmore, and admired the honest zeal with which she abided by her country, and defended it against unjust aspersions and affected execrations. The Absentee by Maria Edgeworth

D. H. Lawrence A nostalgia which was half at least revulsion affected him. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

And feelings of this kind, which are the result of tradition, are not affected by visible facts. Collected Essays by George Orwell

After dinner I said something which, although it was spoken out loud, was said to myself, but which affected him in the most extraordinary and unexpected manner. The Woman with One Hand by Richard Marsh

Guy de Maupassan Rosalie was also affected and said: “Good-by, madame, bon voyage, and come back soon!” “Good-by, my girl. The History of a Heart by Guy de Maupassan

There is another book, however, early and familiarly known to him, which indisputably affected the bent of his genius in an important degree. A Study of Hawthorne by G. P. Lathrop [1876]

However much I might be affected by her guilt, I was not willing to do the slightest thing to worry her nerves even at the expense of my own. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green

Arnold Bennett No consideration other than her outraged dignity would have affected her demeanour. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

Theodore Dreiser It was at the opening of the joyous Christmas-time that the bitterness of their poverty affected them most. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

Theodore Dreiser Femininity affected his feelings. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Flaxman was quick to notice the effect of my words, for he replied:-- “I am afraid that I distressed you more than was necessary, but the strain I have gone through lately has greatly affected me. The Race of Life by Guy Boothby [1906]

Virginia Woolf His shoes always affected her strangely. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

Robert Louis Stevenson I should like you to see Vailima; and I should be curious to know how the climate affected you. Vailima Letters by Robert Louis Stevenson

George Gissing It was all so remote, that happiness and suffering; it affected him only as would the poet’s telling of a sweet and sad story. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

G. K. Chesterton Yeats affected me strongly, but in two opposite ways; like the positive and negative poles of a magnet. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

Like me, he knew nothing of the land he was going to, but he was insatiably curious, and he affected me with his interest. Prester John by John Buchan

Benjamin Disraeli Nothing more unjust than the affected belief that there was any difference between them — a ruse of the Whigs to foster discord in our ranks. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

T. E. Lawrence In manner he was open, or affected openness, and was charming on acquaintance. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Had it affected his mind? His reply to my question seemed to me then evidence that it had; perhaps I should think differently about it now. Can Such Things Be? by Ambrose Bierce [1893]

George Gissing They came originally from the south of England, forsooth, and spoke in an affected way, pronouncing their vowels absurdly. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

This loss was followed by another which affected Petrarch still more strongly. The Life of Petrarch by Thomas Campbell

Shall I tell you that reason, Mr. Dale?” “I am ready to hear what you have to say; but I must warn you that I shall be but little affected by it. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

George Gissing The sense of social distinctions was so burnt into him, that he could not be affected by any pictured charm of mind or person in a woman who had not the stamp of gentle birth and breeding. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]