Phrases with "affected"

Arnold Bennett In its simplicity it affected Peel–Swynnerton as a medicine tonic for nerves might have affected him. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

They affected different people in different ways. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

They were all, too, except himself, affected by the altitude. Lost Horizon by James Hilton

The realms of fancy were all untravelled, and its fairest flowers had not been gathered, nor its beauties despoiled by the rude touch of those who affected to cultivate them. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Then I told how the danger affected them all. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

John Locke This is an affected and present ignorance, which misleads our judgments as much as the other. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

Ann Radcliffe Julia was deeply affected with her situation, and though she was not empowered to administer consolation to her sorrows, she endeavoured to mitigate the sufferings of illness. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

I have known men in whom it has been more severely and unequivocally affected with disease than it is in you, live on for many years, and ultimately die of some other disorder. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

William Harrison Ainsworth Not a little of the inexplicable awe which affected the old man and the stranger was communicated to myself. A Night's Adventure in Rome by William Harrison Ainsworth

Wilkie Collins His mind was so affected by his troubles that both his wife and daughter, toward the last, considered him to be hardly responsible for his own acts. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

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]

David Hume Timon, who probably from his affected spleen more than an inveterate malice, was denominated the manhater, embraced Alcibiades with great fondness. An Enquiry into the Principles of Morals by David Hume

He affected to despise all this wealth, to make the world more easily believe that he could, like the Rosicrucians, draw precious stones out of the earth by the magic of his song. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Her caresses brought no embarrassment to the latter; she now experienced none of the honorable scruples that had at one time affected her. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

Mazarin affected to be more attentive to his game than ever. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Theodore Dreiser His wife, quite attractive, affected the feeling of youth, and objected to that sort of home life which means the care of a house and the raising of a family. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

A sense of near, incomprehensible danger affected the common people. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

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

Guy de Maupassan It affected me so that I felt as though I should weep. A Tress of Hair (One Phase of Love) (Le Chevelure) by Guy de Maupassan

Elizabeth Gaskell Revenge was handed down from father to son as an hereditary duty; and a great capability for drinking without the head being affected was considered as one of the manly virtues. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

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

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]

H. G. Wells Four men with rifles came into view and took up positions of affected ease along the wall. The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth by H. G. Wells [1904]

Wilkie Collins Socially, Mr. Carling’s position was but little affected either way by the change in his life. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

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

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

Arnold Bennett And he affected to be relieved at the decision that the girl had been moved by naught but a sort of fanaticism. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

She feared a recurrence of those phenomena that so affected her. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

Jules Verne Of course it was only affected by and marked the pressure of the air inside the projectile, but it also showed the quantity of moisture which it contained. Round the Moon by Jules Verne [1873]

William Hope Hodgson I can scarcely tell you how this extraordinary sight affected me. The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson

He indicated where he had been having pain and, the current of the battery being turned on, the electrode was moistened and pressed against the affected spot. The Tragedy of the Silver Moon by Arthur Gask [1940]

Arnold Bennett All the absurd fastidiousness of her schoolgirlish provinciality emerged in that eager, affected torrent of remarks. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

George Meredith The squire then affected that my presence had constrained him, by bellowing out epithets easy for me to hear in the hall and out on the terrace. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

The change from the Belgravian square to the narrow street in Soho affected her legs adversely. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

In any case, as it affected them all alike, I thought it an interesting feature and made a note of it. The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman [1911]

George Eliot The intense relief of hearing what she longed to hear, affected her whole frame: her colour, her expression, changed as if she had been suddenly freed from some torturing constraint. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

Anthony Trollope In his amusements he affected two which are especially expensive. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

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]

Olaf Stapledon With their new rapid transport and communication they brought the ends of the earth together; so that, as never before, the fortunes of men in one land affected the inhabitants of every land. Death into Life by Olaf Stapledon

He grew eccentric and misanthropical; he affected an utter indifference as to what became of him. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Theodore Dreiser She was not very strong, and sitting all day affected her back. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

George Meredith From this I learnt that simplicity is the keenest weapon and a beautiful refinement of cleverness; and I affected it extremely. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Henry Kingsley And now in came Cecil, with that unlucky rose, and Jim immediately began — “Hallo, Cis, where did you get your flower?” “Ah, that’s a secret,” said Cecil, with an affected look. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

Sinclair Lewis The brief comedy of the Tillerys affected him as biliously as Sara’s conversion to communism or Howard’s desire to leave college. The Prodigal Parents by Sinclair Lewis

Anthony Hope So I continued and what I said was perfectly true: “I assure you, my dear cousin, that nothing in my life has affected me more than the reception I’ve been greeted with today. The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope

William Henry Bragg They differ materially from the rays which carry electric charges, because they are not affected when they pass through electric or magnetic fields : they are therefore uncharged. Studies in Radioactivity by William Henry Bragg [1912]

But he saw no reason in the Archdeacon’s amusement, and began to wonder seriously whether Ludding’s blow had affected his mind. War in Heaven by Charles Williams [1930]

George Elio Miss Sarti found him lying dead, and I think the shock has affected her mind. Mr. Gilfil’s Love Story by George Elio

Ambrosio was not unmoved by her sorrow; But unable to remove its cause, He forbore to show that it affected him. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

Ralph Waldo Emerson The frivolous make themselves merry with the Ideal theory, as if its consequences were burlesque; as if it affected the stability of nature. Nature by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1836]

Andrew Lang Not to multiply cases, dogs and other animals are easily affected by whatever it is that makes people think a ghost is present, or by the conduct of the human beings on these occasions. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang

Nathaniel Hawthorne It must be that selfsame Miriam; but the sensitive sculptor felt a difference of manner, which impressed him more than he conceived it possible to be affected by so external a thing. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

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

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

E. Phillips Oppenheim Mannister, however, whose manners when he chose were as near perfection as possible, affected not to notice his friend’s coldness. The Long Arm of Mannister by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1909]

Jane Austen Edmund’s plans were affected by this Portsmouth journey, this absence of Fanny’s. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen [1814]

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]

George Gissing Lydia affected much impatience with her, but in truth was profoundly happy in her sister’s happiness. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Oh, let’s go somewhere!” To conceal a guilty suspicion that he should have arranged a performance of some kind for her approval Anthony affected a knowing cheerfulness. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

Olaf Stapledon This little tactual event, this marvellous, ecstatic new experience, affected both somewhat violently. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

John Locke As when our senses are actually employed about any object, we do know that it does exist; so by our memory we may be assured, that heretofore things that affected our senses have existed. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

Henry Handel Richardson But, for once, Louise was not affected by the gloom of her surroundings. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

E. Phillips Oppenheim Poor old gentleman, when he had talked for a while, I felt quite sure that his long confinement had affected his mind, and his errand with me made me sure of it. To Win the Love He Sought by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1895]

E. F. Benson My cousin Eliza is a young lady intended by Nature to be a bouncing, good-looking girl: Art has trained her to be a languishing, affected piece of goods. Charlotte Bronte by E. F. Benson [1932]

Anthony Trollope Mrs. Brattle affected to be rather dismayed than otherwise by the coming operations. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

Thomas Hardy She was the single lovely human thing within his present horizon, for he lived in absolute seclusion; and her image unduly affected him. The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid by Thomas Hardy

Margaret Oliphant She would shriek even derisively at the idea that mesmerism could have affected any man in his senses. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

Rudyard Kipling The error in geography came from a head-wound picked up at Festubert, which had affected his co-ordinations. Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

Mary Webb Edward was reading the twenty-third Psalm, which always affected his mother to tears, and in reading which his voice was very tender, ‘ . Gone to Earth by Mary Webb [1917]

Finally the poet so committed himself to the party of insurrection that, though his nationality secured him from direct attack, his movements were necessarily affected by the fiasco. Byron by John Nichol [1880]

Henry James He took no notice of her presence for some time, but this affected her as unexpected indulgence. Madame de Mauves by Henry James [1874]

We cannot fully apprehend their criticism of life unless we understand the extent to which that criticism was affected by scientific conceptions. Science and Education by Thomas Henry Huxley

Kate Chopin Thérèse affected her forcibly. At Fault by Kate Chopin

Henry James The other gentleman, however, didn’t seem to be affected in the same way as I was. A Bundle of Letters by Henry James [1879]

Leslie Stephen Garrick, who had known her, said that she was very fat, with cheeks coloured both by paint and cordials, flimsy and fantastic in dress and affected in her manners. Samuel Johnson by Leslie Stephen [1878]

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

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

But what about the good fame of the regiment?” “It cannot be affected by any youthful folly of a lieutenant,” said the colonel, severely. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

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]

Wilkie Collins He talked and jested on all sorts of subjects, and laughed at me for allowing my cheerfulness to be affected by the dread of seasickness. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

Wilkie Collins How the Monday affected the rest of the household I don’t know. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

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]

Henry James This was what he had done, and there was a minute during which he affected himself as having shaken it hard, flapped it with a mighty flutter, straight in front of his companion’s nose. The Ambassadors by Henry James [1903]

Arnold Bennett But neither would overtly admit that its solemnity had affected him. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

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

Mark Twain O.M. Being spiritual, it cannot be affected by physical influences? Y.M. No. O.M. Does the mind remain sober with the body is drunk? Y.M. Well — no. What is Man? and other essays by Mark Twain

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]

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]

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]

George Meredith Pericles affected disdain of any success which Vittoria had yet achieved. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

It was the least elaborate, the least affected — out of all comparison the best of his numerous efforts. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

The biographer of Milton has to take note of the political change only as it affected the worldly circumstances of the man, the spiritual environment of the poet, and the springs of his inspiration. Milton by Mark Pattison [1879]

What affected me was not what she displayed but something which she could not conceal. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

John Galsworthy This sight of private life affected Soames, unaccustomed to give or receive undefended glimpses of self, and he stood, uncertain. The Silver Spoon by John Galsworthy

The question between Thou and I was always settled in favor of Thou. And no barriers of race, nationality, birth, or position, affected this universal principle. Unveiling a Parallel by Alice Ilgenfritz Jones and Ella Merchant [1893]

George Gissing This change of circumstances had in no way outwardly affected Denzil’s life. Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing [1891]

George Gissing The present missive had everything in its favour; it could not have come at a more opportune moment, it could not have found a mind better prepared to receive and be affected by it. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

William Hope Hodgson I can think of no other word, gentlemen, that so much describes the predominant feeling that affected me at the moment. The Derelict by William Hope Hodgson

Ann Radcliffe Her thoughts, affected by the surrounding objects, gradually sunk into a pleasing and complacent melancholy, and she was insensibly led on. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

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]

Elizabeth Gaskell Mrs. Gibson affected not to hear what he was saying, but held out her limp hand once more to him. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

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]

Edgar Allan Poe His richly philosophical intellect was not at any time affected by unrealities. Tales of Illusion by Edgar Allan Poe

How much the other was affected I could not even imagine; but the man before me was quite amazingly upset. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Edith Wharton In its last disguise of retrospective remorse, his self-pity affected a desire for solitude and meditation. The Touchstone by Edith Wharton [1900]

A kind of cosmetic greatly affected by the ladies, whom it greatly affects in turn. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

Tobias Smolle I was so affected by the subject, that I could not help mingling tears with my remonstrances, and Baynard was so penetrated with these marks of my affection, that he lost all power of utterance. The Expedition of Humphry Clinker by Tobias Smolle

Wilkie Collins Phoebe, daintily picking up her oysters with her fork, affected to be shocked at Mrs. Sowler’s coarse method of eating and drinking. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Edith Wharton Peter in intimacy was given to miscalculations of the sort, and Ralph’s first movement was to glance at Undine and see how it affected her. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

I have sometimes speculated whether the prevailing dull tints of the scenery in the above-named countries may not have affected the appreciation of bright colours by the birds inhabiting them. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

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]

George Gissing Warburton, though he affected equal ignorance, could not doubt but that it was himself, and he grew inwardly angry. Will Warburton by George Gissing [1903]

Arnold Bennett What affected her was that he had once been young, and that he had grown old, and was now dead. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Benjamin Disraeli Have you just come in?” “Beckendorff here!” said von Aslingen, in a tone of affected horror; “I did not know that the fellow was to be visited. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

Olaf Stapledon Telepathic intercourse united the whole galaxy; but telepathy, though it had the great advantage that it was not affected by distance, was seemingly imperfect in other ways. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

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]

Oscar Wilde The other kept munching scented pastilles, which he took with an affected gesture out of an oval box of lilac enamel. A House of Pomegranates by Oscar Wilde

Wilkie Collins I affected to be as cool as she was; and I disputed her conclusions with all the firmness that I could summon to help me. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

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

Ford Madox Ford She did not also understand that to let Branshaw affected him with a feeling of physical soiling — that it was almost as bad for him as if a woman belonging to him had become a prostitute. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

Maria Edgeworth He affected singularity, in order to establish his claims to genius. Belinda. by Maria Edgeworth

Jack London As, in his puppyhood, the looming bulks of the tepees, man-reared, had affected him as manifestations of power, so was he affected now by the houses and the huge fort all of massive logs. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

And Blanche suddenly remembered—Why, of course! Miss Burnaby had been one of the people most strongly affected by what had happened the night before; she must choose her words carefully. From Out the Vasty Deep by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1920]

George Gissing She gave no thought to wider consequences: she saw the event only as it affected herself in her relations with the dead man. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Maria Edgeworth Mrs. Ormond had observed, that in those romances, of which she was so fond, every thing that related to children who were deserted by their parents affected her strongly. Belinda. by Maria Edgeworth

No doubt it was the sermon, the oratorical swing of which still tingled in his own blood, that had so affected her. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

Daniel Defoe This thing has very much affected me. A True Relation of the Apparition of Mrs. Veal by Daniel Defoe [1706]

Thomas Hardy She affected to sew, but her eyes never left the street. Life’s Little Ironies by Thomas Hardy

But that night he had held her in his arms and she had been affected as she had never been affected before. The Poisoned Goblet by Arthur Gask [1935]

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

Then he realized that the plain, polished surface which had affected his eyes so strangely must be the bottom of the box, and that it had been lying with the top, or cover, underneath. Claimed! by Francis Stevens

Nothing affected him so much as that kind of unkindness. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

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

Louisa May Alcott But something in the air affected her, and more than once her tranquility was much disturbed, so much so that on one occasion she actually shook poor dear Joanna and told her she was ‘a fright’. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

M. R. James And, Gregory, of this I am sure, and I think it affected me more than the first shock, for it lasted longer: there was someone or something on the watch outside my door the whole night. Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James

George Meredith Andrew affected to be indignant and desperate. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

G. K. Chesterton Also, he affected that sort of languid stoop that such artists assume; and there was the high-shouldered stoop exaggerated, as shadows do exaggerate. The Paradoxes of Mr. Pond by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

Henry James To learn there was something for which he was ready to renounce such honours, and to recognise the nature of that bribe, affected our young man powerfully and strangely. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

Theodore Dreiser He was really affected most miserably of all by this desertion. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Edgar Allan Poe The slightest deviation from the true proportion — and these deviations were omni-prevalent — affected me just as violations of abstract truth were wont, on earth, to affect the moral sense. Romances of Death by Edgar Allan Poe

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]

Anthony Trollope I have to endeavour to think how Crasweller’s mind may be affected rather than my own. The Fixed Period by Anthony Trollope

D. H. Lawrence He affected to be quite ordinary, perfectly and marvellously commonplace. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Caroline Lamb The Duke, affected beyond measure, endeavoured to support her. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

Thus, the very worst news might have affected him less, at the moment, than no news, which is supposed, popularly, to be of the best. A Bride from the Bush by E. W. Hornung [1890]

The wild figure in that lonely hollow of the hills, rugged as a tree against the twilit sky, affected him strangely. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

Benjamin Disraeli Bentham was the philosopher then affected by young gentleman of ambition, and who wished to have credit for profundity and hard heads. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

He affected a great horror of insects of all kinds. The Planter of Malata by Joseph Conrad [1915]

While there he met with an accident to one of his eyes which seriously affected his sight for the remainder of his life. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

Claire Marthew was a god-daughter of one of my Wymondham aunts — I used to meet her here in the old days when she was Claire Serocold and a very silly affected girl. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

Towards evening some monks entered my cell; they talked of indifferent matters, — affected to consider my absence as the result of indisposition, and I did not undeceive them. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

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]

Thus a young woman affected with jaundice is mentioned in the German “Annals of Clinical Homoeopathy” as having been cured in twenty-nine days by pulsatilla and nux vomica. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

Wilkie Collins Isaac, for the sake of peace, had never contradicted her first idea that age and long illness had affected Mrs. Scatchard’s mind. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

Edmund Burke Even when it had its greatest extent, in the Mississippi and South Sea, it affected but few, comparatively; where it extends further, as in lotteries, the spirit has but a single object. Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke [1790]

Elizabeth Gaskell It was the first religious service that ever I heard; and, to my shame, as I thought, it affected me to tears. The Heart of John Middleton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1850]

Gaston Leroux No, they yielded to the impression his inspired countenance gave them, and several were so affected that they unconsciously repeated his gestures. The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux [1913]

By various abuses, among which the habitual use of such agents as green tea is one, this fluid may be affected as to its quality, but it is more frequently disturbed as to equilibrium. Green Tea by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

H. G. Wells How he affected her we are left to guess, but it is plain that for her there was at once the magnificence of his gifts and the appeal of his wayward childishness. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

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]

George Gissing In imagination she went back to the days of silence and solitude in London; the memory affected her with something of homesickness, a wish that the past could be restored. Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing [1891]

George Eliot It was not possible for poor Lisbeth to know how it affected Adam any more than it is possible for a wounded dog to know how his moans affect the nerves of his master. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

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

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

George Meredith That which London believed, or affected to believe about it, would fill chapters. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Henry Handel Richardson In matters that affected the children, she simply did not count. The End of a Childhood by Henry Handel Richardson

He developed a meek, affected voice, somewhat mincing ways, and a faraway look in his eyes. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

Olaf Stapledon They were subject to a number of disintegrative diseases which never affected the workers, chiefly diseases of the nervous system. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Anthony Trollope In the year after his abdication he died, at the age of sixty-one, apparently strong as regards general health, but, if Plutarch’s story be true, affected with a terrible cutaneous disease. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Lydia affected to be especially anxious for this privilege. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Anthony Trollope He then put it off by declaring that it was the consciousness of his inability to see any one on business which affected him so grievously. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

What he wished to know was why he affected this particular kind of fragrance, and whence he obtained it. The Mystery Queen by Fergus Hume

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

Robert Louis Stevenson The first surprise affected me: will you give me time a little? I must think. Prince Otto by Robert Louis Stevenson

E. Phillips Oppenheim It was a weapon of fairly modern type, with the flat handle and narrow barrels generally affected by the person who wishes to conceal the fact that he is armed. The Glenlitten Murder by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1929]

George Gissing But the only way in which it affected her own feeling was to make her question herself anxiously as to whether she had really fallen below her self-respect. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

Anthony Trollope This he would do even when there was no possible turn in the betting to be affected by such falsehood. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing This very undesirable parentage naturally affected Emmeline’s opinion of Louise, whose faults began to show in a more pronounced light. The Paying Guest by George Gissing [1895]

Tom affected chilliness, and indeed the evening was a little sharp, and proposed that they should retire to the cottage, and sit down there. The Wyvern Mystery by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Henry James It was her passionate desire to be just; it touched Ralph to the heart, affected him like a caress from a creature he had injured. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Henry James But doesn’t it at any rate make something rather beautiful of the relation between them as affected by our discovery —?” I had a laugh for her plural possessive. The Beldonald Holbein by Henry James [1901]

In Le Bessin, they attribute to sorcerers the power of metamorphosing certain men into beasts, but the form of a dog is that principally affected by them. The Book of Were-Wolves by S. Baring-Gould [1865]

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

Ford Madox Ford It hardly indeed affected her now as a reverse. Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

Henry Fielding The sudden shock so affected me, that, had it not been for a dram which the pawnbroker gave me, I believe I should have sunk on the spot. Amelia by Henry Fielding

D. H. Lawrence She had under her wing a young literary fellow who affected the “Doady” style — Dora Copperfield’s “Doady”. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

But, although she affected to despise her brother’s schemes, she was not slow to lend herself to them. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

John Galsworthy There was satisfaction in the thought that neither he nor his trusts had an investment which could be affected by anything less maniacal than national repudiation or a levy on capital. To Let by John Galsworthy

William Makepeace Thackeray This, as I am on sentimental confessions, I must own affected me too. The Irish Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

Henry James Miss Tarrant, of whom we were speaking, affected me, as you say, in this way — that I think more highly still, if possible, of the sex which produced such a delightful young lady. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

Charles Dickens After a short while he said, in a voice still affected by the emotion that his niece’s state of health had awakened in him, ‘Do you stay here long, Mr. Sampson?’ ‘Why, no. Hunted Down by Charles Dickens [1860]

Thomas Hardy The instant quashing of her purpose by their absence affected her brain as a sudden vacuum affects the body — she nearly fainted. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

D. H. Lawrence No man had affected her as Alfred Durant had done, and to that she kept. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

Arnold Bennett It became necessary for her to recollect that she was a Baines. She affected magnificently not to care. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Henry James It affected Strether for thirty seconds as a relevant truth, a truth which, however, the next minute, had fallen into its relation. The Ambassadors by Henry James [1903]

Edmund Burke There is a chain in all our sensations; they are all but different sorts of feelings calculated to be affected by various sorts of objects, but all to be affected after the same manner. On the Sublime and Beautiful by Edmund Burke [1757]

Sir Walter Scott Exertion, like virtue, is its own reward; and our hero had, moreover, other stimulating motives for persevering in a display of affected composure and indifference to Flora’s obvious unkindness. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

He was not a man to be affected by anything but the most sordid considerations, one would suppose. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Benjamin Disraeli Lord Bohun was a young, agreeable, and somewhat affected individual. The Consul’s Daughter by Benjamin Disraeli

Alfred Ainger He too much affected that dangerous figure—irony. Charles Lamb by Alfred Ainger [1882]