Phrases with "altered"

Anthony Trollope If a man be altered by becoming a private secretary, he is much more altered by being made a Cabinet minister. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

This holds good even when, as often happens, the same event has to be altered out of recognition several times in the course of a year. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

H. G. Wells I want to tell that story as well as I can while I am still a clear-headed and active man, and while many details that may presently become blurred and altered are still rawly fresh in my mind. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

E. Phillips Oppenheim And although I fancy that I am altered past recognition, yet I would run no risks. To Win the Love He Sought by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1895]

Helen Zimmern At every moment, in every detail of her life, she missed her father; but she was too brave a woman not to struggle with her grief, or not to adapt herself to altered conditions. Maria Edgeworth by Helen Zimmern

He stood forth, so to speak, in a new skin, and looked about him, with perceptions of quite an altered kind, upon what seemed in every way a fresh existence. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

Robert Louis Stevenson My old lord must have heard of it, by John Paul, if by no one else; and he must at least have remarked the altered habits of his son. The Master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson

Olaf Stapledon The children would be altered almost beyond recognition. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Anthony Trollope I think the country would do uncommonly well if it were to know that no old law would be altered or new law made for the next twenty years. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Radclyffe Hall There appeared to be countless services at ‘Holy Martyrs’, all of which began at inconvenient hours, for Mrs. Ogden was for ever having the times of the meals altered so that she might attend. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

George Gissing Now she’s altered her mind, and I’m very glad. Eve's Ransom by George Gissing [1894]

Anthony Trollope When she had completed the work she altered her purpose, and determined that she would see Mr. Moss alone. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Anthony Trollope But he does not dream that his life is to be altered for him, because he has chanced to hear the daughter of a duchess warble through a window. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope The Chronicle of the Drum would be a true ballad all through, were it not that there is tacked on to it a long moral in an altered metre. Thackeray by Anthony Trollope [1879]

This strike has so altered the course of things that the whole order of ordinary events is turned upside down. Our Strike by Ellen Wood [1871]

The lamp wriggled in the gimbals, the loosened books toppled from side to side on the shelf, the long barometer swung in jerky circles, the table altered its slant every moment. Typhoon by Joseph Conrad [1902]

Anthony Trollope He went daily up from Pegwell Bay to Pogson and Littlebird’s, but even then he was an altered man. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Indeed, it altered the whole tone of the defence. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

Joseph affirms he’s sure he’s an altered man: that the Lord has touched his heart, and he is saved ‘so as by fire. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

Figure is a method of expression divergent from ordinary custom for the sake of ornament or utility, altered by a kind of fiction. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

Jules Verne The captain, having scanned the horizon, consulted the compass, and slightly altered our course. The Master of the World by Jules Verne [1904]

Henry Adams Galileo and Bacon gave a still newer curve to it, which altered its values; but all these changes had never altered the continuity. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

H. G. Wells For we altered all our formulae — invariably weakening them enormously as sales got ahead. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

Anthony Trollope He was not so gloomy as he had been during the time the engagement had lasted, but still he was a man much altered from his former self. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

Arthur Conan Doyle His plans were like a weather-vane, altered by every breeze. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

The plane of Elfrida’s relations with Janet altered gradually, one might say, from the inclined, with Elfrida on her knees at the lower end, to the horizontal. A Daughter of To-Day by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1894]

Anthony Trollope When he had read this he was quite an altered man. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

If Angela had loved the country, she was not less charmed with London under its altered aspect. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

Anthony Trollope Within the two years following his return he made a series of speeches, in all of which we find the altered tone of his mind. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

George Gissing He’s altered a great deal since father came,’ she added, regarding him diffidently. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

My stars! how ill you look!’ he exclaimed, startled by Philip’s altered face and figure. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

Joseph Furphy Pardon me if I ask your name?” “Tam Airmstrang,” replied my creditor, in an altered tone. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

H. G. Wells The Tyranny, says Vordin, altered the human face for ever. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Miles Franklin Harold came too — he had apparently altered his intention of going home immediately. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

Anthony Trollope But all that should be altered now. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

Sir Henry, all yeomanry red and gold, was having the bursting hooks and eyes at his throat altered in his wife’s room. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

Arnold Bennett Hilda’s note suddenly and completely altered his views upon the composition of love-letters. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

It is always the same story that old men tell to younger ones, some few of whom will in their turn repeat the tale, only with altered names, to their children’s children. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

Arthur Conan Doyle He drew up his knees, altered his seat, and set his teeth with a grim determination to go through with it should it kill him. The Green Flag by Arthur Conan Doyle [1900]

Then the whole expression of his face altered and he broke into a courtly smile. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

Thomas Paine No article of this constitution could be altered or infringed at the discretion of the government that was to ensue. The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine [1791]

Wilkie Collins In that moment he saw us! The wheel-chair stopped with a shock that shook the crazy old floor of the room, altered its course, and flew at us with the rush of a wild animal. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

H. G. Wells Certain genes making up the human mentality, we agree, have been altered in this new type. Star-Begotten by H. G. Wells [1937]

Ford Madox Ford If his pulses never quickened she, so I have been told, became what is called an altered being when he approached her from the other side of a dancing-floor. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

Anthony Trollope His whole manner altered as he took his hand away from his nephew’s shoulder. An Eye for an Eye by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Anthony Trollope The whole form of the girl’s face was altered when she was alone. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

Elizabeth Gaskell So the cause of Mrs. Gibson’s altered manner lay not in him. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

Anthony Trollope I would not for worlds have you altered in anything;—except,” she said, “in your love for me. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

William Hazlitt The manner in which Shakespeare’s plays have been generally altered or rather mangled by modern mechanists, is a disgrace to the English stage. Characters of Shakespeare’s Plays by William Hazlitt [1817]

Anthony Trollope His whole aspect of life seemed to have been altered during the last few months. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

Thomas Hardy Cytherea was surprised to hear how quickly the voice had altered from tenderness to harshness, vexation, and disappointment. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

And now again I heard —” “Where?” asked Babalatchi, in an altered voice. Almayer’s Folly by Joseph Conrad [1895]

Ann Radcliffe He withdrew, however, from the eyes of his neighbours, unwilling to submit his altered circumstances to their observation. The Italian by Ann Radcliffe [1796]

There was a fierce earnestness in Glyndon’s altered temper which awed and silenced the quiet commonplace of his friend’s character. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

He may have altered his will, perhaps. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Henry James At last, with an altered accent, Madame Munster put another question. The Europeans by Henry James [1878]

Edgar Allan Poe To his extreme horror and astonishment, the head of the gigantic steed had, in the meantime, altered its position. Old World Romances by Edgar Allan Poe

No doubt, much was altered in the galley proofs; but the alterations would be made with the same celerity, so that they risked being no improvement either in style or matter. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

Charles Dickens He rode towards London as far as Harrow, and then altered his plans and resolved, it would seem, to go to the Scottish camp. A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens [1852]

Leslie Stephen Observing the slip of the pen, he altered the phrase by writing the correct words above the line. Alexander Pope by Leslie Stephen [1880]

Jean-Jacques Rousseau Furthermore, none of these three terms can be altered without the equality being instantly destroyed. The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

H. G. Wells It closed the mouth and made the lips firmer, made the eyes steadier and more candid, opened the brow, altered the poise of the head, obliterated a number of wrinkles and habits of expression. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Jane Austen She had seen the same Frederick Wentworth. “So altered that he should not have known her again!” These were words which could not but dwell with her. Persuasion by Jane Austen [1818]

Arthur Conan Doyle He bore up bravely, and tried to hug his sorrow to heart, and hide it from the vulgar gaze of mankind, but he became an altered man. Gentlemanly Joe by Arthur Conan Doyle

What a strange and, I might almost say, weird dawn that was! It was like the beginning of a new life under strangely altered conditions. The Lust of Hate by Guy Boothby [1898]

Anthony Trollope The very nature of mankind has altered in the old country. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

H. G. Wells The comet hasn’t altered that; it’s only made it clearer. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

Algernon Blackwood We were in shadow now; the air was cool; the perfume of the open desert had altered to the fragrance that was incense. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

Yet he, who altered so much in the novel, altered this also. The English Novel by George Saintsbury [1913]

Then, suddenly, the whole expression of his face altered to one of great relief. The Vengeance of Larose by Arthur Gask [1939]

It so altered her calm, rather childish, face that it shocked him. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

Virginia Woolf Little negligible words now revealed shade of meaning which altered the meaning. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

Guy de Maupassan After flirting with the officers of all the regiments of the Empire, she had read Corinne, which had made her cry, and, in a certain measure, altered her character. Une Vie (A Woman’s Life) by Guy de Maupassan

Charles Dickens When he came on deck again, he altered our course a trifle to the eastward — I forget the point on the compass, but that don’t matter. The Haunted House by Charles Dickens [1859]

Then, suddenly, he started, the whole expression of his face altered and he looked up at Hardacre with a triumphant grin. The Dark Mill Stream by Arthur Gask [1947]

Henry Kingsley She looked at her, and was surprised to see how altered she was. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

Starlight for all that seemed altered like, and every now and then he’d go off with Warrigal and stay away from daylight to dark. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

The widow arose from her sick-bed an altered woman, as it appeared to all who knew her. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Anthony Trollope The course on which they were to run had been explained to them, and it was not probable that any member’s intention as to his running would now be altered by anything that he might hear. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

While Diana’s concern for her friend’s altered health was yet a new feeling, she found herself called upon to attend her father once more in the character of a ministering angel. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Wilkie Collins She saw his altered looks, and entreated him not to leave her. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

No, nothing else alteredeverything just the same. Gentlemen of Crime by Arthur Gask [1932]

Henry James Had she simply perceived that her aunt’s not being there now altered my position? “I mean about our papers. The Aspern Papers by Henry James [1888]

Good altered since my last tour—twent’ years ago. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

H. Rider Haggard So be it, my children; in my old age I hear the gods speaking in an altered voice and I obey them. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

Ann Radcliffe Here an altered scene appears; — frowns where late were smiles; deep shades where late was sunshine: mean passions, or disgusting apathy stain the features of the principal figures. The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne by Ann Radcliffe [1789]

Charles Dickens He sometimes took them to the street where she had lived; but new improvements had altered it so much, it was not like the same. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens [1840]

Rafael Sabatini Her words had altered all the current of his intentions. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

Caroline Lamb His countenance was lighted with the ray of enthusiasm:—his altered manner shewed the success his efforts had obtained. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

Edith Wharton Poor Laura Lou! If he could have given her a little cottage in a pleasant suburb, something of her own to be proud of and fuss over, it might have altered everything . Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

Wilkie Collins This morning, after breakfast, I altered the arrangement of my books — and then I made my fourth attempt, in the last ten days, to read some of my favorite authors. The Guilty River by Wilkie Collins [1886]

Henry James To Bernard’s observant eye, indeed, the Captain was an altered man. Confidence by Henry James [1879]

Wilkie Collins Nothing will induce me to see him, until his way of life (as you call it) is altered altogether. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

If no more were done, nothing was done; for the little carriage still occupied the very centre of our path, though in an altered direction. The English Mail-coach by Thomas De Quincey [1849]

George Gissing Two were for himself, and one was for Helen. Mr. Gresham altered his intention of going for a walk, and went into the library. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

George Gissing I never knew a man so altered since he’s been kept to regular work all the year round. Will Warburton by George Gissing [1903]

G. K. Chesterton He disposed his meals for it, altered his plans for it, lay awake in the night and went over it again. The Napoleon of Notting Hill by G. K. Chesterton

Arthur Conan Doyle Her room, too, had been altered for the better, and the maid was given the one next door, so that by knocking on the wall she could always communicate with her. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

The altered state of society made these accidents of nature, sources of real misery. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

H. G. Wells Except that her hair was now grey and her brown eyes by so much contrast brighter, Mrs. Trafford’s appearance had altered very little in the ten years of her only son’s marriage. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

Anthony Trollope Mr Wharton, said the altered man, hoped that Mrs Parker would take a little refreshment, and he would be down himself very soon. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope Would you wish me not to be altered after what has passed? Of course I am altered. Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Wilkie Collins I leave you undisturbed in this conviction (if you really feel it); to-morrow you will think differently; to-morrow you will be an altered man. Nine O’Clock! by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Anthony Trollope Things are all altered since that promise was given — all the world has been altered. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

Her pale cheeks were delicately formed, but much altered and shrunk by a gradual extenuation. I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni

Werrick’s hand darted like lightning to the fish-gutting knife in his breast pocket, but in doing so he altered his position and pressed heavily upon his injured ankle. The Dark Mill Stream by Arthur Gask [1947]

Algernon Blackwood Father Collins, quite honestly doubtless, altered his key automatically. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

By introducing morals and religion into his scheme of education, he altered the whole atmosphere of public-school life. Eminent Victorians by Lytton Strachey

Anthony Trollope In his hottest anger he had not altered that. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

He was pointsman at South Crabb?” Why, yes, to be sure! And she was not much altered either. Sophie Chalk by Ellen Wood [1869]

Wilkie Collins He altered the arrangements of his bed-room; no servant but his own valet was permitted to enter it. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

G. K. Chesterton It was as quick as the snap of a pistol, and they altered it instantaneously and recovered their original pose, but they had both made it, they had both seen it, and they both knew what it was. The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

O God! what a thing it is to be a ghost, cowering and shivering in an altered world, a prey to apprehension and despair! No, I did not die of fright: the Thing turned and went away. Can Such Things Be? by Ambrose Bierce [1893]

Guy de Maupassant That unexpected dignity gave him a high and new idea of his own capacities, and altogether altered him. A Family Affair (En Famille) by Guy de Maupassant [1881]

The whole appearance of the great man was altered in so many ways. The Jest of Life by Arthur Gask [1936]

Anthony Trollope Suckmstances is altered with me. Thackeray by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Wilkie Collins What hope have I that he will recover with an altered mind toward me? Absence has not changed it; suffering has not changed it. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

This was the result of the militia — system, which on the Aragon front was not radically altered till about June 1937. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

Wilkie Collins She had not since forgotten, or altered her purpose of making him a present of the drawing which he had admired so much. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

Arnold Bennett She was altered as a wanton of the middle ages would have been altered by some miraculous visitation. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

I have, therefore, altered such of the names as might, if stated, get us into difficulty; others, belonging to minor characters in the strange story, I have left untouched. The Purcell Papers by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Elizabeth Gaskell She only caught one glimpse of his strangely altered countenance, and hid her head in the cushions — hid it from memory, not from him. A Dark Night’s Work by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

Anthony Trollope There is an immense deal to be altered before he can go to heaven. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

William Hope Hodgson Then his expression altered suddenly from doubt, and something else more indefinite, to a pretty grim look of determination. The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson

John Locke Pound an almond, and the clear white colour will be altered into a dirty one, and the sweet taste into an oily one. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Isn’t it almost time we altered our course? We have been out of sight of land for an hour and more. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Isabella Bird As the surgeon altered the bandages he was laughing and joking, and had been singing ever since the operation — a remarkable instance of Paddy’s unfailing lightheartedness. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

Wilkie Collins My plans are altered since we met yesterday. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

But we shall never meet again, Tobal—I have taken my oath of that—or, if we do, I shall be so altered he will not know me. Her Father’s Name by Florence Marryat [1878]

Walter Scott So that, after a deep pause, when Louis again spoke, although in the same tone, it was with an altered spirit. Quentin Durward by Walter Scott [1823]

I should like to add that before deserting from the Federal service I had earnestly asked a discharge, on the ground of altered convictions. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

Jules Verne We can well understand to how many discussions and conversations the altered appearance of the country gave rise. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

Thomas Hardy Still, they were sensible and honest young fellows enough, and did their best to make shift with their lot as they had arranged it, and not to repine at what could not now be altered or mended. A Few Crusted Characters by Thomas Hardy [1891]

Mary Webb All was so sad, like a dear friend with an altered countenance. Gone to Earth by Mary Webb [1917]

Presently he raised his head from his hands, and added, with an altered voice and manner, “I, sir, paused, investigated, believed, and was not ashamed to state my convictions to the world. The Phantom Coach by Amelia B. Edwards

By now everyone was noticing my so altered appearance and the girls who had been at school with me had taken to calling after me in the street as ‘the duchess. The Silent Dead by Arthur Gask [1950]

So on his own responsibility he altered the telegram to “Do not repudiate Wire interview for the moment,” and signed it with Mr Craw’s codeword. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

Alas,” she said in an altered voice, “thy gentle pardon! when doubtless it was for thy generous deeds to me-ward they fell out with thee, when thou didst so nobly befriend me. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

Elizabeth Gaskell Let them turn out! I shall suffer as well as they: but at the end they will find I have not bated nor altered one jot. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

Arnold Bennett It isn’t my fault if rules are altered and officials silly. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Elizabeth Gaskell Then came longer pauses; shorter letters, altered in tone. The Crooked Branch by Elizabeth Gaskell [1859]

Maria Edgeworth Miss Nugent went to bed; but she lay awake, considering what could be the cause of her cousin Colambre’s hard unkindness, and of “his altered eye. The Absentee by Maria Edgeworth

Wilkie Collins This might have been true then; but I am altered now: pride and ambition have been persecuted and starved out of me. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

He may have altered it afterward, for anything I know, but in all that time I have been unable to think of a single word that could profitably be changed or added or removed. Can Such Things Be? by Ambrose Bierce [1893]

He altered his position slowly and rested his hollow, black, quietly burning eyes on my face in prolonged scrutiny. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

Sir Walter Scott The word Quickens requires in like manner to be altered — decomposed, as it were — and reduced to its original and genuine sound, ere we can discern its real meaning. The Antiquary by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

The terrace is but little altered . Gibbon by James Cotter Morison [1878]

H. G. Wells The world has altered since your day, altered very strangely. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

Anthony Trollope Should he ask again, I hope that your niece may receive him with altered views. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

Rachel’s position had not been altered by her brother’s marriage. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

John Locke The eternal law and nature of things must not be altered to comply with his ill-ordered choice. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

Francis Bacon Yet no one can endow a given body with a new nature, or successfully and aptly transmute it into a new body, unless he has attained a competent knowledge of the body so to be altered or transformed. The New Organon by Francis Bacon [1620]

That little cry of distress quite genuine in its inexpressiveness, altered my feeling towards Mrs. Fyne. It would have been so easy to have done nothing and to have thought no more about it. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

The ship’s course was altered to pass the object close; for it was necessary to have a good look at what one could see. The Tale by Joseph Conrad [1917]

Whatever the cause may have been, he was certainly an altered man, and his daughter rejoiced in the change. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Elizabeth Barrett Browning All things are altered since that time ago,— And if I shine at eve, I shall not know. A Drama of Exile by Elizabeth Barrett Browning [1844]

H. G. Wells He presently recognized what appeared to him to be an altered version of the story of Tannhauser. The music was unfamiliar. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

The ghost of a sickly smile altered the set of Ossipon’s thick lips at the thought of the walls nodding, of people running for life at the sight of those spectacles. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

Anthony Trollope But he did sign for the altered sum, and Mr. Hart also signed the paper. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Thomas Hardy If I knew for certain when he was coming I’d stroll out three or four miles to meet him and help carry anything for’n; though I suppose he’s altered from the boy he was. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Wilkie Collins As she looked round at him her color changed, her head drooped a little, and her whole expression altered on the instant. The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins [1857]

I’m not banking too much upon the photo, because in fifteen years he may have altered a lot. The Hangman’s Knot by Arthur Gask [1935]

Wilkie Collins I have seen much, and learnt much, and thought much — and I hope I have really profited and altered for the better during my absence. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

Gaston Leroux But the little sultana soon tired of this infantile illusion, whereupon Erik altered his invention into a “torture-chamber. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux [1910]

Edith Wharton Then she lifted her eyes to his and went on in an altered voice. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

Henry James I was,” Nick handsomely conceded, “but we’ve altered our minds. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

Anthony Trollope Then he altered the form of his hands, and taking them from the table he dashed them together before his face. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope

They spoke in an altered voice, with caressing inflections, which were not apparent when others were present. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

It was true in essentials, too, though I altered the minor details. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan [1915]

Anthony Trollope He was induced to do so, as he says, by news which had arrived of altered circumstances on Antony’s part. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

She turned very pale; the expression of her face altered from mere annoyance to aversion and dread. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

Mr. Granger had been all very well in the abstract, before he became an obstacle in the path of George Fairfax. But things were altered now, and Mr. Fairfax scrutinized him with the eyes of an enemy. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

But it can all be altered by-and-by, if you don’t like it. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Charles Dickens It is a place not to be forgotten or mixed up in the mind with other places, or altered for a moment in the crowd of scenes a traveller can recall. American Notes for General Circulation by Charles Dickens [1842]

And, to tell you the truth, my marriage so altered me that, what with a snuff-coloured coat and a brown scratch wig, with a pen in my right ear, I looked the very picture of staid respectability. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Wolfenden, knowing what her life must be, under its altered circumstances, could scarcely wonder at it. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

Anthony Trollope The agent hinted that times were changing, and that though dukes were still dukes, and could still exercise ducal influences, they were driven by these changes to act in an altered form. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope But whatever may be my lot, it cannot be altered by any care or custody now. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Henry James I took it already before I left home, and I don’t mind telling you that, altered as you are, I take it still more now that I’ve seen you. The Ambassadors by Henry James [1903]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Even the shopwalkers, whom she had always disliked and treated with studied coldness, altered their demeanor towards her. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

Dare you look for them, Isabel?” As he still stared at the bookcase his voice altered into the deeper sound of a subdued chant. Shadows of Ecstasy by Charles Williams

Ann Radcliffe My resentment towards him was done away, when I observed his pale and altered countenance, and perceived the melancholy which preyed upon his heart. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

Charles Dickens You know me?’ ‘You among the crowd!’ cried the governor in an altered voice. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Do you know, Everard, that since you left me my feet have not passed outside these gardens?” “That can be altered when you wish,” he said quickly. The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1920]

It was not time only which had altered him, he told me, but the world’s ill-usage, bad health, hard work, corroding sorrow. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Daniel Defoe The case was altered with me: I had money in my pocket, and had nothing to say to them. The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe [1683]

Anthony Trollope If there are enough of such at Barchester to send him to Parliament, the city in which I was born must be very much altered since I was a young man. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

John Galsworthy Here! You move on! No hawkin’ in this street!” A man with a barrow who had looked as if he had been going to cry ‘Winkles!’ altered the shape of his mouth. Flowering Wilderness by John Galsworthy

Lady Morgan He was shocked at my altered appearance, and his tenderest solicitudes were awakened for my health. The Wild Irish Girl by Lady Morgan [1806]

Arthur Conan Doyle You will have no difficulty in recognising the pretty little girlish bride; she is altered but little since we saw her six months ago. The Tragedians by Arthur Conan Doyle

Anna Katherine Green A face was visible in it — a very white face which altered under my scrutiny into a semblance more natural. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

Virginia Woolf It altered the composition of the picture a little. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf [1927]

Arthur Machen The Llantrisant Abbey of his day had been so altered from age to age that the last abbot would certainly have seen little that was familiar to his eyes. Holy Terrors by Arthur Machen

Olaf Stapledon On the other hand art of a stripped and purposeful kind played an increasing though an altered part in life. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

H. G. Wells The scale and pace of life had altered and mental habits had failed to keep pace with the alteration. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

Thomas Hardy He was quite a different sort of man from one who altered his mind; that she was at last despairingly forced to admit. A Group of Noble Dames by Thomas Hardy [1891]

Arnold Bennett The apparition of Matthew Peel–Swynnerton had somehow altered the very stuff of her fibres. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Charles Dickens He said it in an altered and lower voice, and glanced at his mother, who raised her hands hurriedly, and put them together across her black gown, and looked eagerly at the visitor. A Message from the Sea by Charles Dickens [1860]

George Gissing She is so altered from what she was. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

The world has altered very much, even in our own time, as regards such things. What Really Happened by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1926]