Phrases with "alien"

G. K. Chesterton But that an American millionaire should give English land to English people was an unwarrantable interference and tantamount to an alien enemy stirring up revolution. Tales of the Long Bow by G. K. Chesterton [1925]

D. H. Lawrence He knew just where he was with Clifford. They were two alien dogs which would have liked to snarl at one another, but which smiled instead, perforce. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

And a prospect so remote as that, and so alien from our present nature, cannot console us in an affliction which is not remote, but present-which is not spiritual, but human. Suspiria de Profundis by Thomas De Quincey [1845]

Algernon Blackwood We were not alien to Nature, nor was Nature set apart from us; we shared her inexhaustible life, and the glory of the Universe in which she is a fragment. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

She was too unlike them, too utterly alien to their tastes, for them to find delight in her society, or in the prospect of its continuance, but it gave them pleasure to see her conciliating and kind. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

But there was nothing to touch him in “The Wooing of Angeline;” he was moving in an alien world. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

Kate Chopin The street, the children, the fruit vender, the flowers growing there under her eyes, were all part and parcel of an alien world which had suddenly become antagonistic. The Awakening by Kate Chopin

Someone or something was trying to play monkey-tricks with my mind, but I was master of that, though my voice seemed to belong to an alien gramophone, and my limbs were stupidly weak. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

They answered him not, only beholding him with alien eyes. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

Nathaniel Hawthorne The curtain fallen, I would pass onward with my poor individual life, which was now attenuated of much of its proper substance, and diffused among many alien interests. The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

M. R. James To others he was polite and carneying — particularly to the unfortunate alien who can only say Shallabalah — though what Punch said I never could catch. A Thin Ghost and others by M. R. James

E. T. A. Hoffmann A gambler becomes an alien to all human emotion, and hence I had not known what was the meaning of a wife’s love and faithful attachment. Gambler’s Luck by E. T. A. Hoffmann

Olaf Stapledon For that vastness, alien beyond all conception, was also (how could this be?) strangely familiar, intimate even. Death into Life by Olaf Stapledon

Marjorie Bowen Contemplation of his brother’s splendour gave him an alien feeling. The Rake’s Progress by Marjorie Bowen [1912]

Margaret Oliphant He had not an inch of ground to stand on in the little alien assembly when she was not there. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

D. H. Lawrence Why did his heart feel so heavy? Politics — conspiracy — political power: it was all so alien to him. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

G. K. Chesterton The difference is as plain as noon; these other alien groups never came into contact until they came into collision. A Miscellany of Men by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

H.P. Lovecraft Blake choked and turned away from the stone, conscious of some formless alien presence close to him and watching him with horrible intentness. The Haunter of the Dark by H.P. Lovecraft [1935]

Walter Scott He felt he must be suffering under the bad opinion of the person who was dearest to him, from an imputation of unkind desertion, the most alien to his nature. The Heart of Mid-Lothian by Walter Scott [1818]

Sinclair Lewis Of more prosperous widows surrounded by alien chatter on the porches of gilt summer hotels. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

Sinclair Lewis Perhaps to fastidious and alien persons Uncle Rob’s room would have seemed unlovely. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

Andrew Lang But now thou goest to another home, to an alien mother, to doors that grate strangely on their hinges. Custom and Myth by Andrew Lang

Do not dabble in the muddy sewer of politics, nor linger by the enchanted streams of literature, nor dig in far-off fields for the hidden waters of alien sciences. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

William Godwin At length she chaunts her incantation to the Stygian Gods, in a voice compounded of all discords, and altogether alien to human organs. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

H. G. Wells The old life seems so cut off from the new, so alien and so unreasonable, that at times I find it bordering upon the incredible. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

Yonder sky was sealed: the solemn stars shone alien and remote. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

D. H. Lawrence Every movement and word of his was alien to her being. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

That was not alien from the usages of the time, and Warburton at least had no right to complain of such a style of controversy. Gibbon by James Cotter Morison [1878]

From the first they set their faces against duelling, and endeavoured, as far as the prejudices of their age would allow them, to curb the warlike spirit, so alien from the principles of religion. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

The thing was unavoidable; and the sole palliation that it admitted was—to break the concentration of the public gaze, by associating Sir Sidney with some alien group, no matter of what cattle. Autobiographical Sketches by Thomas De Quincey [1853]

Olaf Stapledon But as my influence extended, he was forced to admit that there was something in him profoundly alien to his environment, something alien even to himself. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

E. Phillips Oppenheim The deep twilight stillness was suddenly broken by the sound of alien voices. The Amazing Judgment by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

H.P. Lovecraft Now I regret the harm I have inflicted upon these alien and incredible beings in the course of our nightly skirmishes. The Whisperer in Darkness by H.P. Lovecraft [1930]

Olaf Stapledon He saw the stream itself, to which, after all, the women were not alien but integral. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

But all at once she saw that he was gazing at her with an alien look—the look of a stern judge—on his sunburnt face. The Story of Ivy by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1927]

Sinclair Lewis But he always returned to his exile’s room, where he now began to hear the new voice of shapeless nameless Fear — fear of all this alien world that didn’t care whether he loved it or not. Our Mr. Wrenn by Sinclair Lewis

G. K. Chesterton The idea is, as 1 have said, alien to most modern thought, and like many other ideas which are alien to most modern thought, it is a very subtle and a very sound idea. Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

Children of an alien father and an Egyptian mother will die off in the same way in early infancy, unless brought up in simple native fashion. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Edith Wharton The money — try to get back the money? It had seemed almost hopeless before; now the attempt could only expose him to all the mysterious perils of an alien law. Here and Beyond by Edith Wharton [1926]

Henry James There was an alien object in view — a figure whose right of presence I instantly, passionately questioned. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James [1898]

H. G. Wells We might, perhaps, require evidence that he was doing some work now and then, we might prohibit alien occupations, but for my own part I do not think even that is necessary. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

Olaf Stapledon Religion was a much greater power than on my own planet; and the religious teachings of the prophets of old were able to kindle even my alien and sluggish heart with fervor. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Miles Franklin I was ever to be a lonely-hearted waif from end to end of the world of love — an alien among my own kin. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

D. H. Lawrence He needed an alien contact to give him relief. St Mawr by D. H. Lawrence

Edith Wharton All she knew was that it meant that Evelina was going, and going, under this alien guidance, even farther from her than to the dark places of death. Bunner Sisters by Edith Wharton [1916]

George Gissing Society could not give her more than it was in her to produce; but on the other hand, it planted not one seed of alien evil. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

H. G. Wells You would be alien in any of these dismal democratic countries. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

There was something alien about him, as there had been about “Good Business.” Evidently he was aware of his own peculiari — ties and of the fact that people could not understand him. In the World by Maksim Gorky

Sometimes when he had been reading at home he had looked up to feel the rooms, the furniture — tolerable and even pleasant as it all was — in some sense alien to the sacred syllables. Shadows of Ecstasy by Charles Williams

Arthur Machen He was led back to the old conclusion; he had lost the sense of humanity, he was wretched because he was an alien and a stranger amongst citizens. The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen [1907]

And now it was all to end! She was to come under an alien domination — she would have to promise that she would honour and obey . Queen Victoria by Lytton Strachey

H. G. Wells Now here they were in a company that was not only altogether alien to their former mood, but extremely interesting and exciting and closely akin to the latent factors in Marjorie’s composition. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

Zona Gale Then she had been like a wild, alien thing in dumb distress; now she was unchained and native. Romance Island by Zona Gale [1906]

The knowledge had troubled her, for it implied that her letter of appeal, that to which this was an answer, had also been read by alien eyes. Barbara Rebell by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1905]

George Gissing In old England, democracy is a thing so alien to our traditions and rooted sentiment that the line of its progress seems hitherto a mere track of ruin. The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft by George Gissing [1902]

He is an alien until he learns to house, feed, and dress himself in accordance with the inviolable laws which Nature prescribes to each and every portion of her spacious and discordant realm. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

H. G. Wells The women of Albania are secluded and remote, and indisposed to be of service to an alien sister. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

H.P. Lovecraft There were great masses of towering stone, carven into alien and incomprehensible designs and disposed according to the laws of some unknown, inverse geometry. Through the Gates of the Silver Key by H.P. Lovecraft [1934]

George Gissing Nothing she said sounded quite sincere, yet it was more difficult than ever to imagine that she played a part quite alien to her disposition. Eve's Ransom by George Gissing [1894]

Olaf Stapledon Yet in the same instant he, his very self (if his self it truly was), his new, alien and quickened self, assessing his past life’s little worth, declared, ‘All my life I shirked the test. Death into Life by Olaf Stapledon

Andrew Lang Coleridge, to be sure, gave this name to a work of his, but he wandered from his apparent purpose into a world of alien disquisitions. Adventures Among Books by Andrew Lang

G. K. Chesterton Men remembered how often barbarous tribes or strange and alien Scriptures had been called in to revive the blood of decaying empires and civilisations. Robert Browning by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

Sinclair Lewis In ready-made clothes and ready-made high- school phrases they sank into propriety, and the sound American customs had absorbed without one trace of pollution another alien invasion. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Julian Hawthorne Into this we turned, and in a few moments were out of sight of alien eyes amidst the thick-growing hemlocks. Mrs. Gainsborough’s Diamonds by Julian Hawthorne

H.P. Lovecraft Even the pictures illustrate only one or two phases of its endless variety, preternatural massiveness, and utterly alien exoticism. At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft [1931]

What now took place was actually as alien to the latitude as to the commonly known laws of meteorology. Claimed! by Francis Stevens

Leon Trotsky Considerations of personal safety were absolutely alien to him. My Life by Leon Trotsky

George Gissing Never had she seen her father in such an alien light. The Scrupulous Father by George Gissing

Olaf Stapledon I must not try even to sketch the rich and alien social life of these beings. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Abraham Merri Two great globes surmounted it — like the heads of some two-faced Janus of an alien world. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

Olaf Stapledon He obeys them as the commands of an alien tyrant. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

It pressed on him, or he against it, as if alien limitation controlled him; he stumbled in his walk because it lay over his eyes and blinded him. Shadows of Ecstasy by Charles Williams

This alien factor is the instinct of workmanship. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

Olaf Stapledon Was it likely that this humble instrument could accomplish a task that was profoundly alien to it? This argument was confirmed by the fact that metaphysics seemed never to make any progress. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

R. D. Blackmore That well-balanced vehicle rolls on smoothly, without jerk, or jar, or kick, so long as it travels over alien land. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

But for an alien like myself there is no discipline so wholesome as honest hard work. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

This romantic and chivalrous colouring was an element altogether alien to Burns’s character. Robert Burns by John Campbell Shairp [1879]

Olaf Stapledon He died into the great spirit of Man. You! Most single and singular, whom I love best! Even you are in fact immensely remote from me, you dear centre of an alien universe. Death into Life by Olaf Stapledon

Olaf Stapledon From the psychological relations of star with star sprang a whole world of social experiences which were so alien to the minded worlds that almost nothing can be said of them. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Mercury, for instance, is alien to the system, and eminently disturbing in its influence. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

John Galsworthy He would be preserved meticulously even while they sent him across the world and put him up for trial in a country not his own, before some judge of alien blood. Maid in Waiting by John Galsworthy

We resent the displacement of a chair, or the lopping of one of the cedar’s boughs, and we note the new tool-shed with an alien eye. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

This population is quite distinct in race from the land population of Canton, which looks down upon it as a pariah and alien caste. The Golden Chersonese and the way thither by Isabella L. Bird [1883]

Thomas Wolfe It was like demoniacal possession, driving him with an alien force much greater than his own. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

H.P. Lovecraf After a while there was utter blackness, and then the light of myriad stars forming strange, alien constellations. Fragments by H.P. Lovecraf

He looked at the little red tin shelter erected on the off-side with an alien eye. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

Margaret Oliphant There was a sort of bewildering effect in the way in which they swept along, one effacing another, all of them so alien to the scene in which he found himself. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

Rudyard Kipling I put my hand into my pocket to help Naboth, as kings of the East have helped alien adventurers to the loss of their kingdoms. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Ivan Turgenev But I find I’ve already been moving around for too long in a sphere which is alien to me. Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev

Edward Bellamy A rich man living among the poor, an educated man among the uneducated, was like one living in isolation among a jealous and alien race. Looking Backward From 2000 to 1887 by Edward Bellamy

Rudyard Kipling But they are so deep in their new eclipse  Nothing they say can reach, Unless it be uttered by alien lips  And framed in a stranger’s speech. The Years Between by Rudyard Kipling [1919]

Andrew Lang In later times, too, the Greeks, and still more the Romans, extended a free hospitality to alien gods and legends, to Serapis, Isis, the wilder Dionysiac revels, and so forth. Custom and Myth by Andrew Lang

Henry James They were of alien substance — insoluble in the whole. The Sacred Fount by Henry James [1901]

G. K. Chesterton Both Socialism and Imperialism were utterly alien to the Victorian idea. The Victorian Age in Literature by G. K. Chesterton [1913]

The tartan of his sad little skirt screamed like a peacock, raucous and alien against the moor. The Singing Sands by Josephine Tey [1952]

The body of his flesh received her alien terror, his mind carried the burden of her world. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

Algernon Blackwood The temples, where once this came to pass, were gone, their ruin questioned by alien hearts that knew not their spiritual meaning. Sand by Algernon Blackwood [1912]

The little room which had looked so alien when she came to it six years ago had become a home. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

Olaf Stapledon The two kinds of beings, though so alien that they could not at all comprehend each other’s idiosyncrasies, were too lucid for mere tribal passions. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

George Gissing Such a step was alien to all the habits of their intercourse, to the spirit of her education. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

D. H. Lawrence She had become strange and alien to Ursula. There was an unmentionable reserve between the two women. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

George Gissing These relatives still lived where his boyhood had been passed, a life strangely unlike his own, and even alien to his sympathies, but their house was still all that he could call home. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

H. G. Wells There was no doubt left to me; the atmosphere of the moon was either pure oxygen or air, and capable therefore — unless its tenuity was excessive — of supporting our alien life. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

H.P. Lovecraft The alien beings desire to know mankind more fully, and to have a few of mankind’s philosophic and scientific leaders know more about them. The Whisperer in Darkness by H.P. Lovecraft [1930]

It is alien to our love of individuality. A Traveler from Altruria by William Dean Howells

Olaf Stapledon But the other, alien self of the rear-gunner, and the alien self in all the company of the killed, scorned that prayer which all had prayed. Death into Life by Olaf Stapledon

They were akin to them, alien to their parents. Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield

Spoken or written, it was an alien thing. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Edith Wharton It was humiliating to her pride to recognize kindred impulses in a character which she would have liked to feel completely alien to her. The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

T. E. Lawrence The Arabs, the largest alien component of Turkey, must first be dealt with. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Henry James The manner in which Mrs. Newsome’s throat WAS encircled suddenly represented for him, in an alien order, almost as many things as the manner in which Miss Gostrey’s was. The Ambassadors by Henry James [1903]

Leon Trotsky In his views, his character, his world outlook, Proudhon, that Robinson Crusoe of socialism, is alien to me. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Some became demented, and rambled away and no one of an alien tribe would go to seek them. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

And though it was to me only that he spoke at first, he would pause from point to point, and translate into Italian for the benefit of the one-eyed alien to whom he owed his life. The Black Mask by E. W. Hornung [1901]

Olaf Stapledon Each world would regard the other as a noble, though perhaps an alien and partly incomprehensible, instrument of the spirit. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

In a poet of alien race and language and religion I found a greater sympathy than I have experienced with any other. My Literary Passions by William Dean Howells

The scuffling, the rattling, the harsh alien voices went on; then the voice she had heard calling on the Lord cried: The ends of the earth be upon me. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Everything is so terribly changed that one does not realise for the moment whether we are in a friendly or an alien city. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

E. Phillips Oppenheim You are betraying an alien country for the sake of your own. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

Carley lowered the Ack–Emma and regarded him with the too-lively dark eyes that were so alien in this English Midland serenity. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

Olaf Stapledon They make their alien choices, and we dread the issue for them; as the hen for her swimming foster-brood. Death into Life by Olaf Stapledon

Zona Gale This alien land was no nearer the truth than he. Romance Island by Zona Gale [1906]

I am not only a foreigner, but I am so alien to you in all the traditions and habitudes that I find it very difficult to get upon common ground with you. A Traveler from Altruria by William Dean Howells

G. K. Chesterton Very much is said in our time about Apollo and Admetus, and the impossibility of asking genius to work within prescribed limits or assist an alien design. Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

H. G. Wells Odd old Ewart! It was a relationship so alien to my orderly conceptions of honour, to what I could imagine any friend of mine doing, that I really hardly saw it with it there under my nose. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

Arthur Morrison Then she was an alien who had never entirely fallen into Jago ways; she had soon grown sluttish and dirty, but she was never drunk, she never quarrelled, she did not gossip freely. A Child of the Jago by Arthur Morrison

Algernon Blackwood Alone, cut off from his own kind, alien and derelict amid the conditions of a humanity strange, perhaps unknown to him, he sought companionship where he could. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Olaf Stapledon To enter this world and experience it through the alien senses and alien temperament of its natives was an adventure in some ways more bewildering than any of our earlier explorations. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

He was an alien in the land of his fathers. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Olaf Stapledon For a moment Paul stayed motionless, wondering whether to an alien eye he and Katherine would seem any less comic. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

H. G. Wells It is remarkable how alien and incomprehensible the stuff I had to handle was to me. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

But neither would he ape an alien humility. Mr. Justice Raffles by E. W. Hornung [1909]

Weighty stones are found locked among roots which, as the wood decays, are deposited on alien sands, thereafter to invite speculation as to origin and means of transport. Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield

He is determined to be in at the finish, he says, and was simply blasphemous when I told him that he was an alien and must keep out of it. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

William Morris Now the poor-wife had stood up with the babe in her arms and was turning to go her ways; but the alien put forth a hand to her, and said: Stand a while and hearken good tidings. The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris [1897]

H. G. Wells I shall see heavy faces, dull faces, faces with an uncongenial animation, alien faces, and among these some with an immediate quality of appeal. A Modern Utopia by H. G. Wells [1905]

Not a single dust-speck has soiled sky or earth; not the faintest echo of noisy labours disturbed the silences; not an alien sight has intruded. Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield

H.P. Lovecraft If the mind came from a body whose language the Great Race could not physically reproduce, clever machines would be made, on which the alien speech could be played as on a musical instrument. The Shadow Out of Time by H.P. Lovecraft [1935]

Maxim Gorky Of literature rarely and little, as though literature were something alien to him. Reminiscences of Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy by Maxim Gorky

Olaf Stapledon Though doomed to annihilation, he identifies himself with that alien survivor. Death into Life by Olaf Stapledon

Edith Wharton Glennard felt himself agrope among alien forces that his own act had set in motion. The Touchstone by Edith Wharton [1900]

George Gissing Now, as on the day of his arrival, he was an alien — a lodger. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Olaf Stapledon For, no matter now alien from one another at the outset, each group gradually acquired such far-reaching imaginative power that sooner or later it was sure to make contact with others. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

The Ptolemies were Greeks, and it is simply impossible to believe that they would have allied themselves with a subject and alien race. The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns [1906]

Billy and two gins, two unnamed piccaninnies, and an alien from the Malay Peninsula occupied three modest dwellings formed of bushes and palm fronds, on the verge of the sea. Last Leaves from Dunk Island by E. J. Banfield

Leon Trotsky The Bohemian habits and tastes which weighed so heavily with Martov were utterly alien to Lenin. He knew that time, be it ever so relative, was the most absolute of gifts. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Edith Wharton For it is the saddest thing about sorrow that it deadens the capacity for happiness; and to Fulvia and Odo the joy they had renounced had returned with an exile’s alien face. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I am sick of slinking through life under a false name, of vegetating in this wretched hole, an alien from all the interest and excitement of life. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Abraham Merri It smelled of the jungle, of fast growing vigorous green life, and green life falling as swiftly into decay; and there were elusive, alien fragrances. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

George Meredith Not she gives the tear for the tear: Harsh wisdom gives Earth, no more; In one the spur and the curb: An answer to thoughts or deeds; To the Legends an alien look; To the Questions a figure of clay. A Reading of Earth by George Meredith [1888]

Olaf Stapledon It was indeed surprising that beings whose nature was in many ways so alien and unintelligible should be in this one respect at least so startlingly “human. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

William Godwin But on reflection perhaps it may appear not altogether alien to the subject. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

D. H. Lawrence Life with its smoky burning gone from him, had left him apart and utterly alien to her. The Odour of Chrysanthemums by D. H. Lawrence

Olaf Stapledon The face that now looked at me was unlike terrestrial countenances both in its subtly alien contours and in its dark translucency, which half-revealed the underlying paleness of bone. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

D. H. Lawrence It all seemed alien to her, bruising upon the spirit. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

William Henry Hudson Then to my spirit “The gushing of the wave Far, far away, did seem to mourn and rave On alien shores”; and so sweet had seemed that pause, that I had hoped and prayed for its continuance. A Crystal Age by William Henry Hudson

Edith Wharton She opened her eyes and saw the streets passing — the familiar alien streets. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

H.P. Lovecraft For a second they would be fired with alien force — then a backward lapse, and a thin, swift-fading memory of unhuman horrors. The Shadow Out of Time by H.P. Lovecraft [1935]

All that that alien tree symbolized for him, his exile, the secret, wasted years — it was like an unbridgeable gulf between them. Burmese Days by George Orwell

Dimly he felt that she was at one with this mysterious morning world, and that he, the owner, was an alien and a trespasser in his own garden. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

Joseph Furphy Naturally then, about sixteen raids, within four days, on an alien element, had stewed every atom of vigour out of my system, and quenched every spark of heroism. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

George Meredith He cried out to Italians to wait for no inspiration but their own; that they should never subdue their minds to follow any alien example; nor let a foreign city of fire be their beacon. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

T. E. Lawrence It was irksome that he should come butting into our show from Egypt, asking from us alien activities. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Olaf Stapledon Of these worlds, one, an immense and very aqueous sphere, produced in time a dominant race which was not a single species but an intimate symbiotic partnership of two very alien creatures. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

H.P. Lovecraft Of other and incomprehensible senses — not, however, well utilizable by alien captive minds inhabiting their bodies — they possessed many. The Shadow Out of Time by H.P. Lovecraft [1935]

H.P. Lovecraft A few daring mystics have hinted at a prePleistocene origin for the fragmentary Pnakotic Manuscripts, and have suggested that the devotees of Tsathoggua were as alien to mankind as Tsathoggua itself. At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft [1931]

This is especially true in case the development away from this past standpoint has not been due chiefly to a substitution of an ethnic type whose temperament is alien to the earlier standpoint. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

George Meredith She wondered at that; and then remembered his alien sad half-smile in quitting the room. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Ruth rose hastily, and stood where she had risen, her eyes glancing first at Mr. and then at Mrs. Alwynn. The alien presence of a visitor had not disturbed them. Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley [1889]

H.P. Lovecraft For as the echoes of the avalanche died down, there became audible a repetition of that frightful alien whistling I thought I had heard before. The Shadow Out of Time by H.P. Lovecraft [1935]

George Gissing He drank it for the first time, and tried to enjoy it, but his mind kept straying to alien things. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

The alien introduced them into a small bare room with a single table, a sofa, and a dwarfish fire; and Michael called promptly for more coals and a couple of brandies and sodas. The Wrong Box by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Henry James But his sense of this fact was somehow connected with other and such now alien facts; his liking for Nancy Beck was an emotion of which the sole setting was a back piazza. The Siege of London by Henry James [1883]

Kate Chopin She was blindly following whatever impulse moved her, as if she had placed herself in alien hands for direction, and freed her soul of responsibility. The Awakening by Kate Chopin

Marjorie Bowen It seemed to the Countess that they both ignored her, that they spoke a language she could not comprehend; that she stood an alien before them. The Rake’s Progress by Marjorie Bowen [1912]

Edith Wharton She had never been more quiveringly, comprehensively alive than as she sat there, in that alien place, staring out alone into an alien future. The Mother’s Recompense by Edith Wharton [1925]

Edith Wharton The house at Hanaford, to which she was returning, would look at her with the same alien face — nowhere on earth, at that moment, was a door which would open to her like the door of home. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

H. G. Wells We did no logic nor philosophy at Harbury, and at Oxford it was not so much thought we came to deal with as a mistranslation and vulgarization of ancient and alien exercises in thinking. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He had dreamed of restoring dynasties and readjusting the balance of power; he was an alien refugee in a republic where visionaries are not wanted and where opulence gives control. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

The lad is a mak’ of an alien amang us. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

H.P. Lovecraft I developed a queer fear of seeing my own form, as if my eyes would find it something utterly alien and inconceivably abhorrent. The Shadow Out of Time by H.P. Lovecraft [1935]

George Meredith But it made the money-bags’ alien to him, and serpents in his bosom. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

Algernon Blackwood She saw him, dropped from alien skies upon the little teeming earth. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

George Gissing Tobacco he carried loose in his waistcoat pocket; it came forth in the form of yellowish dust, intermingled with all sorts of alien scraps. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

In my first printed mention of it I declared: ‘The world is no more the alien terror that was taught me. Memories and Studies by William James

Robert Louis Stevenson By all the towns of the Tevas they went, and Pápara last, The home of the chief, the place of muster in war; and passed The march of the lands of the clan, to the lands of an alien folk. Ballads by Robert Louis Stevenson

George Gissing And what is so bitter as the spectacle of alien joy when one’s own heart is waste! Gilbert Grail was no longer the silent and lonely man that he had been. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

It lives in a sort of alien under-water world which we can only penetrate by memory or divination. Collected Essays by George Orwell

Many a piece of alien wood passes under this name. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

G. K. Chesterton He may have had alien blood, and that alien blood, by the paradox we have observed, may have made him more characteristically a native. Robert Browning by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

Virginia Woolf The “soul” is alien to him. The Common Reader by Virginia Woolf [1925]

In the isthmus of Suez, which is considered the healthiest part of Egypt, an alien population of twenty thousand persons failed in the course of ten years to rear one infant born upon the soil. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Olaf Stapledon As our exploration advanced and we gathered more and more helpers from the many worlds that we entered, our imaginative insight into alien natures increased. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Abraham Merri And if I choose I can call upon that alien strength their master gave me. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

Lucy Maud Montgomery Therefore Marilla conceived it to be her duty to drill Anne into a tranquil uniformity of disposition as impossible and alien to her as to a dancing sunbeam in one of the brook shallows. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

In his native state the black fellow is nearer the ideal than the white alien in his body clothes, starched shirt, high collar, cloth suit, and felt hat. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

There was movement within it certainly; rush of streams, fall of rocks, roar of winds through its chasms, but these things were not sound to it as was that alien human step. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

Olaf Stapledon After untold distresses they began to realize that their whole way of life was alien to their essential plant nature. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Spencer’s mind was so narrowly systematized, that he was at last almost incapable of believing in the reality of alien ways of feeling. Memories and Studies by William James

The alien positive, so vast and overwhelming by itself, reduces its pretensions when the whole negative confronts it on our side. Memories and Studies by William James