Phrases with "appealed"

Robert Green Ingersoll Godwin, Earl of Kent, in the time of Edward the Confessor, appealed to the corsned. The Ghosts and other lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Benjamin Disraeli The Duke of Brecon appealed to Lothair about something that had happened at the last Derby, and was under the impression, until better informed, that Lothair had been one of his party. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

George Meredith He appealed to Tenby constantly, as to the one man he knew in the room. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Towards late afternoon, when Barnard and Mallinson, who had been arguing, appealed to him on some point, it appeared that he had fallen asleep. Lost Horizon by James Hilton

Benjamin Disraeli Had the conduct of Theodora been different, had she deigned to practise on his affections, appealed to his sensibility, stimulated or piqued his vanity, it might have been otherwise. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

She appealed to Cecil, who acted with great promptitude. Elizabeth and Essex by Lytton Strachey [1928]

D. H. Lawrence Her open mouth, showing the small, irregular, white teeth, appealed to him. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Edmund Burke They are bound to do so by the laws of their country, made at the time of that very Revolution which is appealed to in favor of the fictitious rights claimed by the society which abuses its name. Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke [1790]

He shouldn’t have thought that anything as uncomfortable as a jumping meeting in March would have appealed to him. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

And indeed that Mrs. Fyne should have appealed to me at all was in itself the evidence of her profound distress. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Of course, if Dick were in a state of health to be appealed to at close quarters—he never answered letters—he would probably act generously. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

Charles Dickens His lonely daughter, bereft of her final hope and reliance, appealed to them both too strongly. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

George Gissing Ackroyd had had no power to touch her so; his ardour had never appealed to her imagination with such constraining reality. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Wilkie Collins I appealed to her womanly sympathies, and was answered by tears. The Guilty River by Wilkie Collins [1886]

But this grotesque incarnation of humanitarian passion appealed somehow, to one’s imagination. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

I appealed to the girl who waited on me daily, but who came only once a-day, and always after dark. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

He appealed to his own Foreign Office to abstain from too many lectures, and to make the most of cases in which the Portuguese showed promise of better things. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

You must excuse my disbelief, but appearances were really rather against you, and now, as I appealed to the testimony of the soap I think I ought to abide by its verdict. Beasts and Super-Beasts by Saki

Arthur Conan Doyle It appealed to his love of sport. The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1896]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu The Hebrews shook their heads at the Christian, and chaunted a Jeremiad, in duet, together, and each appealed to the other for the confirmation of the dolorous and bitter truths he uttered. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]

Mrs. Carruth appealed to me strangely, every moment more and more. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

Edith Wharton These young men, though they had enjoyed his early ardours and curiosities, had received his first novels with a shrug; but “Colossus” appealed to them by its very defects. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

Rafael Sabatini Have I said enough to make you safe? Say that he will be safe now,” he appealed to the others, “that no. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

George Gissing He appealed to Alfred, who naturally laughed the scruple to scorn, and accordingly Mrs. and Miss Waltham were begged to honour Mr. Mutimer with their company. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

John Galsworthy This oasis in the desert of conventional graves appealed to the aesthetic sense of Soames, and he sat down there in the sunshine. To Let by John Galsworthy

George Gissing She bore everything with tearful patience, but—it was a note of character—never once sought to soften him, never once appealed to memories. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

Virginia Woolf Other societies, which shall be nameless, have gone under because they’ve appealed only to cranks. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

But it was the milieu that, acting on the hint thrown out years before by Swift, Gay chose that appealed to the public taste. The Life and Letters of John Gay by Lewis Melville

George Gissing It was an amusement worthy of our time; it appealed alike to the villa and the humble lodging, encouraged the habit of literary and logical discussion, gave an impulse to the sale of dictionaries. The Town Traveller by George Gissing [1897]

Henry James On the other hand, it must be remembered that he had not appealed to the world with any great energy. Hawthorne by Henry James [1879]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The bombast of the senator’s words had appealed slightly to the sense of humour of most of them. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

She appealed to Francesca. “Would it not be better for your grandfather if he lived at Bellagio, where he would have a comfortable house in a street, and plenty of neighbours?” she asked. The Infidel by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1900]

Arnold Bennett The sound of the sob fetched tears to the eyes of Gerald. “Sophia!” he appealed to her. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Wilkie Collins Madame Pratolungo!” (he appealed to me, in my corner); “Mrs. Finch!” (he appealed to his wife, in her corner)—“I am crushed. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

To a man of Blair’s limited education and mental attainments the extraordinary quality of his discovery appealed scarcely at all. Claimed! by Francis Stevens

The cup itself appealed to me no more than it had done before. The Black Mask by E. W. Hornung [1901]

Edith Wharton MISS MACY’s room was next to Miss West’s, and the Southerner’s knock often appealed to Lizzie’s hospitality when Mme. Clopin’s early curfew had driven her boarders from the salon. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

Was there only one person she loved? I remembered how she had clung to me in the hall, and how she had appealed to me to save her. Dr Nikola’s Experiment by Guy Boothby [1899]

He appealed to my father; but my father, though Governor of Brühl, was powerless to help him. Monsieur Maurice by Amelia B. Edwards [1873]

Anthony Trollope So appealed to he found that he could not any longer say that he did love her. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

John Galsworthy To each of them he appealed as the only one whose praise really mattered. The White Monkey by John Galsworthy

Rudyard Kipling The utter misery and self-abandonment of the man appealed to her, and at the bottom of her heart lay the wicked feeling that he was humbled and brought low who had once humbled her. The Light That Failed by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Do you think if I appealed to him —” Clovis laughed. Beasts and Super-Beasts by Saki

Wilkie Collins Lady Lundie appealed to her legal adviser. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Theodore Dreiser He did not know the ballad of the roses of yesteryear, but if he had it would have appealed to him. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

H.P. Lovecraft The odd incidents — so slight yet so curious — appealed to his sense of the picturesque and elicited from him a number of reminiscenses of local ghostly lore. The Rats in the Walls by H.P. Lovecraft [1923]

James Joyce He appealed to Mr Kearney and to Kathleen. But Mr. Kearney continued to stroke his beard and Kathleen looked down, moving the point of her new shoe: it was not her fault. Dubliners by James Joyce

George Gissing On the whole, he preferred to travel in Scotland by himself; the scenery appealed to a poetry that was in him, if only he could have brought it into consciousness. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

The Duchessa appealed to him in these words: “Rassi is going to have Fabrizio, who is in the citadel, poisoned. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

In the afternoon the noise was worse than ever, and at last Dorothy, overcome, appealed to the girls almost tearfully to stop. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

Charles Dickens Considering himself silently appealed to by this action, Mr Dennis shook his head thrice, as if to say of Gashford, ‘No. He don’t know anything at all about it. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

Algernon Blackwood Natural, simple things, as before, were the channel through which beauty appealed to that latent store of love and wisdom in me which, it almost seemed, were being slowly educated. The Garden of Survival by Algernon Blackwood [1918]

I appealed to Cummings, but he said he was bound to agree with the others and my dream was especially nonsensical. The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith

Robert Louis Stevenson The situation, as I groped my way to the first floor, appealed to me suddenly by my strong sense of humour. The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson

Edith Wharton At first, indeed, he appealed to her good sense, using arguments evidently drawn from accumulations of hereditary experience. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

James Joyce The warmth, fragrance and colour of her body appealed to his senses. Dubliners by James Joyce

Henry Handel Richardson He appealed solely to the doctor’s humanity: it was a question of saving a life — that of his only son. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

He might, however, as well have appealed to a stone: the second twelve were duly administered, and he was then cast loose. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]

It was a pleasure to him to be so appealed to; he thanked me for giving him this opportunity of using a little exertion in my behalf. The Professor by Charlotte Bronte [1857]

George Eliot But now, at least, he believed that he had mastered Romola by a terror which appealed to the strongest forces of her nature. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch He always is,” said José, perceiving that I appealed to him. The Two Scouts by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

David Hume Nothing else can be appealed to in the field, or in the senate. An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding by David Hume

Wilkie Collins The men reverently uncovered their heads in the presence of Death. In an agony of despair, Frank appealed to the friends round him. The Frozen Deep by Wilkie Collins [1874]

I took disgracefully little interest in the Negotiations, while the Ultimatum appealed to Raffles as a sporting flutter. The Black Mask by E. W. Hornung [1901]

H. G. Wells The “Douglas Plan” appealed to the general social credit, but was limited by the narrow political outlook of the worthy Major, who could imagine bankers abolished but not boundaries. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Anthony Trollope He appealed first to her affection, and then to her duty; and after that, having failed in these appeals, he poured forth the full vials of his wrath upon her head. The Golden Lion of Granpere by Anthony Trollope

Thus appealed to in the name of his ruling passion, Blunt turned his head, and the boat sped onward. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Compton took snuff, and Sampson appealed to the press again. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Wilkie Collins She has unfortunately appealed to the very last man in existence who has any reason to regard that opinion with respect. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

D. H. Lawrence That deeper man is waiting to be appealed to. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Anthony Trollope She had appealed to his love, and had appealed in vain. Kept in the Dark by Anthony Trollope [1882]

George Gissing Pride appealed to her courage, bade her, here and now, have done with the ignoble fraud; but fear proved stronger. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

Anna Katherine Green She appealed to Antoinette for advice. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

Virginia Woolf The enthusiasms of a young girl of distinguished upbringing appealed to William, and suggested a thousand ways in which, with his training and accomplishments, he could be of service to her. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

He had seen it several times, but to-night it appealed to him as it had never done before. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

Edith Wharton It was with that object that Moffatt had just appealed to Mr. Spragg, but Mr. Spragg, as usual, had “turned him down,” without even consenting to look into the case. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

D. H. Lawrence Then Connie, with her mane of red hair, her face of apple-blossom, her murmuring voice, such a lady in her shabby black frock, appealed to his romantic side. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Wilkie Collins I appealed to the cook again; and again the cook shook her head, and said, “Mrs. Bullwinkle.” My miserable income obliges me to look after sixpences, as other men look after five-pound notes. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

Sinclair Lewis Something in the grave absurdity of the book appealed to him, and he was chuckling over it when Ray Gribble came into the room and glanced at the reader. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

Wilkie Collins Rufus appealed vainly to Mrs. Payson to reconsider the conclusion at which she had arrived. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

In common with many artists in their youth, he was fond of pleasure and excitement, yielding with little forethought to whatever impressed his fancy or appealed to his passions. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

Walter Scott The lips with which he appealed to Heaven to adjudge victory to the just quarrel grew white as they uttered the impious mockery. The Talisman by Walter Scott [1825]

His own books were, of course, most of them infinitely superior; but they appealed to a much smaller public. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

Theodore Dreiser But he was curious as to what the ex-Senator thought, what he had done, and how she had appealed to him. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

D. H. Lawrence Nevertheless, the idea appealed to her. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Tobias Smolle Madam Clement appealed to the approbation of Heaven, which had undoubtedly directed them that way, for the purpose they had fulfilled. The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom by Tobias Smolle

Miss Lawford, thus abruptly appealed to, blushed, and said nothing. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Henry James I’m but the bleached bones of a Christian.” “Well then there we are! Only”— and Miss Barrace appealed again to Strether —“don’t let it discourage you. The Ambassadors by Henry James [1903]

Wilkie Collins I waited until they had taken their leave, and then appealed to my own doctor. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Is it not so?” he appealed to me reasonably. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

George Meredith He assured her she had promised it, and he appealed to her father, who could not testify to a promise he had not heard, but begged her to leave him to have her walk. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

The recommendation to take a mistress from an ultra family appealed to him, and he obeyed it to the letter. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

Wilkie Collins She appealed to Stella. “Mr. Romayne persists, my dear, in putting me off with excuses. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

Wilkie Collins They appealed to my own sense of self-respect, without (so far as I remember it) producing the slightest effect on my mind. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

The evidence was of the usual character; but Holt appealed so successfully in each case to the common sense of the jury, that they were every one acquitted. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

George Meredith Vittoria still refused to give him any promise, and finally, on a solitary stretch of the road, he appealed to her mercy. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

The primitive, personal form of rescue was the only one that appealed to him, and not even pausing to remove coat or shoes, he plunged headlong overboard. Claimed! by Francis Stevens

Plain speaking always appealed to him even when, as now, it was at his expense. Moth and Rust by Mary Cholmondeley [1912]

Wilkie Collins She appealed to Sir Patrick, poised easily on his ivory cane, and looking out at the lawn-party, the picture of venerable innocence. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Ford Madox Ford This had not overpleased Mr Tietjens. Mr Tietjens entertained for Valentine Wannop an affection of the very deepest, the same qualities appealing to the father as appealed to the son. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

A. E. W. Mason The setting of the story appealed to him, too, by a sort of brilliant bizarrerie which he found in it. The Affair at the Semiramis Hotel by A. E. W. Mason [1917]

George Meredith Neptune is appealed to and replies by mouth of the latest passenger across the Channel on a windy night:—Take heart, son John! They will have poor stomachs for blows who intrude upon you. Celt and Saxon by George Meredith [1910]

Theodore Dreiser She stood quite silent while Butler appealed to her. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

What was there in them that appealed so deeply to a single generation, the generation born round about 1900? In the first place, Housman is a ‘country’ poet. Inside the Whale by George Orwell [1940]

There is no question of Divine Right. There must be someone who can be appealed to against her decision. Miss Pym Disposes by Josephine Tey

Anthony Trollope Then going to the door she closed it, and returning again, touched his arm, and again appealed to him. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

William Makepeace Thackeray And in support of his claim, he appealed to the fidelity of Frenchmen and the strength of his good sword. Burlesques by William Makepeace Thackeray

Pontou had taken no part in the revelation of Henriet; but when the latter appealed to him he raised his head, looked sadly round the court, and sighed. The Book of Were-Wolves by S. Baring-Gould [1865]

George Gissing Yes, her beauty appealed to him less than even a year ago; Adela knew it, and it was the one solace in her living death. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Edith Wharton And of course for a married woman it’s always easier, isn’t it?” She appealed to him with anxious eyes, and his own sank behind his protecting spectacles. Certain People by Edith Wharton [1930]

Henry James When, however, Lord Warburton, who not only did correspond with it, but gave an extension to the term, appealed to her approval, she found herself still unsatisfied. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Here was the woman who appealed to him as no woman had ever done before, and, as the widow of Gerald Garnett, if he, Percy, married her she would bring him all the money he wanted. The Tragedy of the Silver Moon by Arthur Gask [1940]

Henry James Oh she did know what she was talking about! Maisie had meanwhile appealed mutely to Sir Claude, who judged it easier to meet what she didn’t say than to meet what Mrs. Wix did. What Maisie Knew by Henry James [1897]

She had heard none of the new preachers; but all she had been told, or had read about them, appealed to her sense of the ridiculous. The Infidel by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1900]

George Gissing Her agitation provoked Harvey more than it appealed to his pity. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Andrew Lang I do not think that the mundane parts, about Lady Kew and her wiles, about Ethel and the Marquis of Farintosh, appealed to one or enlightened one. Adventures Among Books by Andrew Lang

Madame appealed to me — Dr. John following her movement with a slow glance which seemed to express languid surprise at reference being made to a quarter so insignificant. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

Bram Stoker In vain he appealed to the Convention and then to the First Consul to be allowed to place his sword at the service of his country; but his prayer was not listened to. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

George Gissing Sidwell exhibited all the qualities which most appealed to him in her class; in addition, she had the charms of a personality which he could not think of common occurrence. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

We need also a study of the various types of human being with reference to the different ways in which their energy-reserves may be appealed to and set loose. Memories and Studies by William James

John Galsworthy Sunk in humility, without edge, and highly human, it appealed to authority as cream to a cat. On Forsyte ’Change by John Galsworthy

Wine, woman, and song appealed to him. The Life and Letters of John Gay by Lewis Melville

James Joyce Mr Best’s face, appealed to, agreed. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Theodore Dreiser Nothing he saw in the papers he studied — till ten o’clock — appealed to him. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Julian Hawthorne That part of his nature to which she appealed was not less youthful than she was herself; and in her society he felt himself immortally young. The Laughing Mill by Julian Hawthorne

Edith Wharton She had mistaken his revolutionary bluster for philosophic enlightenment; and, persuaded that he shared in her views, she rashly appealed to him for help. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

Apparently it was the acquisition which so appealed to the knight, for once the victory was won or purchased he soon tired. The Beachy Head Murder by Arthur Gask [1941]

H. G. Wells Brook End was a furnished house just beyond the far gates of the park which she was in the habit of lending to all and sundry who appealed to her. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

H. G. Wells I struggled, shouted, appealed to the mourners, but they continued stonily following the service; the old clergyman, too, never faltered droning and sniffing through the ritual. The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells [1897]

George Meredith I have it from Willoughby that last night he appealed to your daughter, Mr. Dale—not for the first time, if I apprehend him correctly; and unsuccessfully. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

The umpire, appealed to on the spot, decided that it was a foul, Mr. Dodd being in his own water. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Most cunningly had the Egyptian appealed to Ione’s ruling foible — most dexterously had he applied the poisoned dart to her pride. The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1834]

Theodore Dreiser Now it was but a chair, now a table, now an ornate corner, which met her eye, but it appealed to her as almost nothing else could. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

H. G. Wells He appealed to the missionary successes of early Buddhism and Christianity as evidence of the practical successfulness of spiritual urgency and physical passivity. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Marjorie Bowen And the woman who had appealed to him? An enigma indeed; he had observed her very closely, and he believed that though she might be capable of a crime she was not capable of a crass stupidity. Forget-me-not by Marjorie Bowen [1932]

George Eliot Bless your soul! I know something about these matters, eh, Brent?’ ‘To be sure you do — few men more,’ said the gardener, who was the person appealed to. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

Anthony Trollope Then she had appealed to her brother’s love and affectionate disposition. Kept in the Dark by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Rudyard Kipling To every power that could move a bayonet or transfer a terrified man, Grish Chunder De appealed telegraphically. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Mark Twain He appealed to the king of the Franks, who made him a present of the whole region, people and all. What is Man? and other essays by Mark Twain

Robert Louis Stevenson They were already not far from the cottage, when his heart again faltered and he appealed to her once more, speaking low and eagerly in broken phrases. The Story of a Lie by Robert Louis Stevenson

Henry James But, in this poor place, what will you do? ” Dennis glanced at the river; then he appealed to the young man. The Other House by Henry James [1896]

Wilkie Collins His relatives, failing to understand that a question of sentiment was involved in this proceeding, appealed to hard facts, and reminded him that there were no salt mines in the neighborhood. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

George Gissing And indeed I doubt whether Whitman would have appealed to me as he now does had I read him for the first time in England and under the old conditions. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Wilkie Collins Having spoken to this effect, he appealed to Lucilla’s own good sense to recognize the necessity of taking time to consider her decision, and to consult on it with relatives and friends. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

F. Scott Fitzgerald The situation was resolved by the fortuitous appearance of the caddy-master, who was appealed to immediately by the nurse. All the Sad Young Men by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1926]

Leon Trotsky The thing that appealed to me most was the absence of fuss, which, as I later discovered, was the result of his undisputed authority at that time, and of the inner calm which it gave him. My Life by Leon Trotsky

If your friendship could have done me any good, I would have appealed to it. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

E. Phillips Oppenheim No vehicle before had ever appealed so greatly to the Marquis. “We’ve struck it right after all,” Mr. Billingham declared with satisfaction. The Cafe of Terror by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1925]

Henry James It would have been exciting to be approached by her, appealed to by her for advice; but I prayed to heaven I mightn’t find myself in such a predicament. The Coxon Fund by Henry James [1894]

E. F. Benson You and I might take Mallards Cottage between us, if it appealed to you. Mapp and Lucia by E. F. Benson [1931]

Robert Louis Stevenson And there was another attraction which, in the younger man at least, appealed to, and perhaps first aroused, a profound and enduring sentiment of romance: I mean the attraction of the life. Records of a Family of Engineers by Robert Louis Stevenson

H. G. Wells It was in the silly season, and a prominent editor, a cousin of the temporary laboratory-assistant, appealed to the conscience of the nation. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells [1896]

Henry James Frivolous, worldly, Beacon Street! She appealed to Verena to share in her pledge that the world should know in due time how much of that sort of thing there was about her. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He paid under protest, appealed to the authorities, with no result. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

No genuine case of necessity ever appealed to him in vain. The Childerbridge Mystery by Guy Boothby [1902]

Edgar Rice Burroughs Her very savagery appealed to me, for it is the savagery of unspoiled Nature. The magnificence of her tropic beauties enthralled me. Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1923]

But in truth his cutting of the knot was at this juncture exactly what appealed to me. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

Margaret Oliphant Their pride was appealed to; nobody could bear the imputation of being numbered among the two or three to whom the minister had not paid sufficient attention. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

Bram Stoker Kelley having worked on Dee’s feelings sufficiently to secure his acquiescence, procured that Laski should be allowed to aid in such operations and experiments as appealed to him. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

Benjamin Disraeli He appealed to the mind which had never deserted him. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

It was a regular struggle on the platform, Arnold. I appealed to the station-master, who stood by. Lady Jenkins by Ellen Wood [1879]

H. G. Wells Each appealed to Common Justice and the Common-sense of Mankind against its rival. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

But whatever she expected, it could not have come up, I am safe to say, to what he had made up his mind to do, even before that entreating hand had appealed to him so directly. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

Arthur Conan Doyle He recognized his companion’s sweetness and gentleness, but these were not qualities which appealed to his admiration. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Blair must have caught what passed: and little Hearn appealed to him. Wolfe Barrington’s Taming by Ellen Wood [1870]

Virginia Woolf Johnnie messes with stinking chemicals in the pantry —” They appealed to her, and she forgot her cake and began to laugh and talk and argue with sudden animation. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

Arnold Bennett And his assumption that his friends fully shared his own dispassionate, curious interest in arriving at the truth appealed very strongly to Edwin’s loyalty. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

George Gissing The rules are laid down so broadly and plainly, and the conscience they have created answers so readily when appealed to. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

He appealed to her as a novelty. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

Wilkie Collins As before, she had freely trusted me and freely appealed to me to help her, in the dreaming state, when her spirit was free to recognize my spirit. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

John Galsworthy Foggartism, based on the country life necessary to national stamina and the growth of food within and overseas, concerned the whole population, but only appealed to one-seventh of the vote. Swan Song by John Galsworthy

D. H. Lawrence The emotional, rather rootless life of the Russians appealed to her. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Isabella Bird The tribesmen of Silakhor state that they had protested and appealed in vain before they decided on resistance. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Tobias Smolle Perplexed with these cogitations, Mr. Clarke appealed to our adventurer’s own reflection. The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves by Tobias Smolle

Benjamin Disraeli In her last years and in her greatest adversity she appealed to me to be the guardian of her son. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

Arthur Conan Doyle The lonely, isolated Hall, and the strange, impending catastrophe which hung over its inmates, appealed forcibly to my imagination. The Mystery of Cloomber by Arthur Conan Doyle [1889]

H. G. Wells Alternately I appealed to one and another of the three men, — first to the grey-haired man to let me land, and then to the drunken captain to keep me aboard. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells [1896]

Theodore Dreiser I won’t!” There was the tensity of fierceness in the man’s plea which appealed deeply to her sympathies. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Nothing in God’s world appealed to him, or ever had appealed to him, like a prisoner in the dock facing a fate from which only legal address, added to an orator’s eloquence, could save him. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

Edith Wharton She had nearly cried out, appealed to him to shorten her suspense; but she controlled herself and waited. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

G. K. Chesterton In other words, he appealed to his own childhood. Robert Louis Stevenson by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

His was a personality that would have appealed forcibly to any student of humanity. My Strangest Case by Guy Boothby [1901]

H.P. Lovecraft I am glad to say that I was able to help in all this — for he appealed to me quite early, and through me came in touch with other mystics throughout the world. Through the Gates of the Silver Key by H.P. Lovecraft [1934]

Benjamin Disraeli Wandering amid his solitary woods and glades at all hours and seasons, the wild and beautiful apparitions of nature had appealed to a sympathetic soul. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

Henry James Newman only half understood it, but it amused him, and the old man’s decent forlornness appealed to his democratic instincts. The American by Henry James [1877]

Anthony Trollope Then he appealed to Lizzie. “You’ll let me smoke, won’t you?” She simply bowed her head. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Robert Louis Stevenson The Irish husband, who sang his wife to sleep, and this Scottish girl serving her Orson, were the two bits of human nature that most appealed to me throughout the voyage. The Amateur Emigrant by Robert Louis Stevenson

Anthony Trollope He had been appealed to by his neighbour the earl, and had certainly answered the appeal with much generosity. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

He appealed to the heart and mind of his hearers by no studied effects, no flights of rhetoric, yet he never failed to hold them in the spell of that simple eloquence. The Infidel by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1900]

George Meredith He appealed to reason in them; he would not hear of convictions. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Theodore Dreiser Cairo and Luxor and the Parthenon had always appealed to his imagination. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

E. Phillips Oppenheim She was frankly indifferent to some of the world’s masterpieces, but she made no mistake in what really appealed to her. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Peter appealed to the parliament of Paris; and after a long examination, the parliament confirmed the lease. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

He appealed to Cardinal Wiseman, and then at last a ray of hope dawned. Eminent Victorians by Lytton Strachey

Wilkie Collins He had remembered my telling him that the girl was in love with Mr. Franklin; and he had calculated on THAT, when he appealed to Mr. Franklin’s interest in Rosanna — in Rosanna’s hearing. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Henry James Mrs. Beale, a trifle at a loss, appealed to her visitor, “Is she really?” He showed high amusement at Maisie’s question. What Maisie Knew by Henry James [1897]

Margaret Oliphant She appealed to me to let her send it to you, because he had been at Lonsdale already, and I could not refuse. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

Jack London Then, as ever after, his strength appealed to me. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

Also he had called her “Woman!” She had even appealed to the Judge to protect her—not that that had done her much good. The Story of Ivy by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1927]

Arthur Conan Doyle The hush among the listening Arabs showed how the words of the Frenchman as translated by Mansoor appealed to them. The Tragedy of the Korosko by Arthur Conan Doyle [1898]