Phrases with "appealed"

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

Wilkie Collins Jicks pointed to Oscar’s face, and then, remembering Lucilla’s blindness, appealed to me. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

Does it not, Mr. Pooter?” I was so taken aback by being personally appealed to, that I could only bow apologetically, and say I feared I was not competent to offer an opinion. The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith

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

It appealed to the reader’s feelings, or sympathy, or passion. Spenser by R. W. Church [1879]

Edith Wharton Oh, don’t you see,” she desperately appealed to him, “that I must find out, and that it’s too late now for you not to speak? Don’t be afraid that I’ll betray you . The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

F. Scott Fitzgerald He was thinking that for the first time in more than three years he was to remain longer than a night away from Gloria. The finality of it appealed to him drearily. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

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]

Wilkie Collins Miss Finch herself, appealed to next:— Had but one reply to give. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Arthur Machen Miss Pilliner was quite sure, however, that Mr. Last might consider himself engaged, if the position appealed to him. Holy Terrors by Arthur Machen

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]

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]

George Meredith He appealed to his uncle on the subject in a ‘really—really’ remonstrative tone, quite overwhelming to read. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

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

Walter Scott The voice of general opinion was now appealed to, and in the long run the sentiments which it advocates are commonly those of good sense and humanity. Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft by Walter Scott [1831]

Wilkie Collins In my forlorn situation, forsaken in a strange place, I dreamed of you again, and I appealed to you again as my one protector and friend. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

Barbara could not see the bag, and she appealed to the servant. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

H. G. Wells Everyone was doing work that fitted natural aptitudes and appealed to the imagination of the worker. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

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]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The enterprise somewhat appealed to him. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

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

D. H. Lawrence The irony of the situation appealed to him, and added brightness and subtlety to his wit. A Modern Lover by D. H. Lawrence [1933]

Jack London Violent life and athletic sports had never appealed to me. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

George Eliot After various reasons for refusal, Mrs. Deane appealed to Lucy herself. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

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]

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

When Annette succumbed, Mrs. Stoddart, quick to see whom she could trust, confided to the doctor that Annette was not Mr. Le Geyt’s wife and appealed to him for help. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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

Rudyard Kipling From the Hospital the Englishman went to the Museum in the centre of the Gardens, and was eaten up by it, for Museums appealed to him. Letters of Marque by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

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]

Theodore Dreiser She knew what she wanted, spent carefully, bought tastefully, arrayed herself in ways which appealed to him as the flowers did. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

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

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]

Henry James This appealed to his imagination; and the idea of long perpetuation and survival always appears to have filled him with a kind of horror and disapproval. Hawthorne by Henry James [1879]

The role of Saint Martin malgre lui was not one which appealed to him. Beasts and Super-Beasts by Saki

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]

Of course this appealed to Hilda, who immediately began starving herself. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

Wilkie Collins Mr. Begbie said, Yes; and Sergeant Cuff said, No. They appealed to me, as hotly as a couple of boys. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Henry James She appealed to his Southern chivalry, and not in vain; practically, at least, he admitted the rights of women. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

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

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]

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

George Meredith He appealed to Carpendike’s humanity. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

George Meredith He wrote her a letter of playful remonstrance, followed by one that appealed to her sentiments. The House on the Beach by George Meredith [1877]

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

E. Phillips Oppenheim It had really been a very anxious week and this was a form of relaxation which appealed to him. The Spy Paramount by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

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

Henry James I know it’s very brutal to tell you I admire you; it’s an insult to you to treat you as if you had complained to me or appealed to me. Madame de Mauves by Henry James [1874]

H. G. Wells He had little more than thirty shillings, and he appealed to his companion, with whom he seemed to be on terms of considerable intimacy. The Crystal Egg by H. G. Wells [1897]

They appealed to Varlam, Semyon Ivanovitch’s coachman, and received the answer that he had been standing there all the time and that the carriage had been there, but now there was no sign of it. An Unpleasant Predicament by Fyodor Dostoyevsky [1861]

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

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]

But you mustn’t know what, Mummie, must she?” He appealed to Gregory. “Certainly not,” Gregory said. War in Heaven by Charles Williams [1930]

Theodore Dreiser There was something dynamic in the very air which appealed to his fancy. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Andrew Lang We shall meet again at 92 He fought at Culloden, of course for King George, and was appealed to for protection by old Glengarry. 93 Fox’s hole. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang

Edith Wharton But he was tired at night, and found Macaulay’s periods too long (though their eloquence appealed to his forensic instinct): and there had never been time for that course of history. Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton [1927]

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]

H. G. Wells He appealed to sayings and doings of the remnant. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

Edith Wharton He had felt no special interest in the marriage except as one more proof of Mrs. Newell’s extraordinary capacity; but now it appealed to him from the girl’s own stand-point. The Hermit and the Wild Woman and other stories by Edith Wharton [1908]

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

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]

William Makepeace Thackeray And in support of his claim, he appealed to the fidelity of Frenchmen and the strength of his good sword. The History of the Next French Revolution by William Makepeace Thackeray

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

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

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

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]

Theodore Dreiser Something in Carrie appealed to him. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

All that was required of them was a primitive patriotism which could be appealed to whenever it was necessary to make them accept longer working-hours or shorter rations. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

Wilkie Collins The justice then appealed to my mistress’s relation, the lawyer, to know if he could produce any evidence relating to the charge against his clients. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

D.H. Lawrence These savage birds appealed to all the poetry and yearning in Helena. They fascinated her, they almost voiced her. The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence

Henry James Has Mr. Paraday glanced at ‘The Other Way Round’?” Mr. Morrow now frankly appealed to me. The Death of the Lion by Henry James [1894]

When a man refused to obey an order you did not immediately get him punished; you first appealed to him in the name of comradeship. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

Jean Bouchon endeavoured to brave it out, but the patron was appealed to, the case stated, and he was dismissed. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

She grew silent, but Guy appealed to her. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

Jack London And the idea of the solidarity of labor, so evidenced, appealed to the imagination of all. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

Arnold Bennett The notion of referring to Theodore Racksole as a ‘New Yorker’ appealed to her sense of humour, a sense in which she was not entirely deficient. The Grand Babylon Hotel by Arnold Bennett [1902]

Wilkie Collins The sight of his agitation encouraged me — I don’t to this day know why, unless it appealed in some way to my compassion. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

E. Phillips Oppenheim With half-closed eyes but widely parted lips, she laughed with the full enjoyment of one whose sense of humour has been irresistibly appealed to. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

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

George Gissing She appealed to his manhood, to his generosity, to his good sense. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

It was essentially as a game that religious controversy appealed to him — the most absorbing game ever invented, because it goes on for ever and because just a little cheating is allowed. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

But when he was gone, I appealed to Nares on the same subject, for I was well aware we carried none of these provisions. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

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]

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

E. F. Benson Sunshine appealed to her more strongly than shadow. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

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]

H. G. Wells Dropping high explosive bombs together with printed warnings and proclamations, appealed to him as just the perfect way of making war. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

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]

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 more to the reason, his predecessor to the passions; Peter the Hermit collected a mob, while St. Bernard collected an army. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Mr. Haight was going to be able to submit a stronger brief than he had expected, but doubted that the appealed case would come up until late spring. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

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]

Tonight, however, neither people nor stores in any sense appealed to me. Unseen - Unfeared by Francis Stevens

Arnold Bennett It appealed for mercy as the undefended face of sleep always appeals; it was so helpless, so exposed, so simple. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

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]

Virginia Woolf He appealed to the very deep, ancient and complex emotion which we may, as amateurs, call the womanhood emotion. Three Guineas by Virginia Woolf [1938]

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

Elizabeth Gaskell If I am to be appealed to, which I beg I may not be another time, I settle that Molly stops home this evening. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

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

George Eliot Take comfort; if it is necessary, the king shall be appealed to. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

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

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]

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]

Arthur Conan Doyle But what were we to do? Some few tasks appealed to us at once, since they lay ready to our hands. The Poison Belt by Arthur Conan Doyle [1913]

George Meredith Half-encouraged, and in the belief that I might be getting eloquent, I appealed to his manliness. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Wilkie Collins As soon as his young wife’s back was turned, he appealed to Sir Patrick in an eager whisper. 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]

William Makepeace Thackeray And this last four months she has left her burial-place and took to drawing on our ’ouse! It’s too bad, grandma; it is too bad!” and he appealed to me, and tears actually trickled down his nose. Roundabout Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1860-63]

L. lacked the intensity of feeling and power of imagination to make him a great poet; but few poets have appealed to a wider circle of readers. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

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

Edith Wharton Why don’t authors do those things for themselves?” She appealed to French, half indignantly. Here and Beyond by Edith Wharton [1926]

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]

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

Robert Green Ingersoll He appealed to the common sense of mankind — he held up the great contradictions of the sacred scriptures in a way that no man, once having read him, could forget. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

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]

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]

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

A pleasure voyage, even with the most exacting of millionaires aboard, appealed to him as preferable to the rough hardships of the frozen north. Claimed! by Francis Stevens

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

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]

Anthony Trollope Down at Matching, and before that at Killancodlem, I appealed to you, asking you to take me as your wife. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

D. H. Lawrence Yet it was the kind of show that appealed to Mr. May: pictures between the turns. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

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]

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

Edith Wharton It was not long afterward that Mrs. Delane appealed to me to testify to Hayley’s perfection. The Spark by Edith Wharton

Henry James Mrs. Vivian appealed to her daughter, as she had done the night before. Confidence by Henry James [1879]

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

Theodore Dreiser New York and Boston appealed to him as commercially solid. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

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

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]

John Stuart Mill We must remember that only in these cases of conflict between secondary principles is it requisite that first principles should be appealed to. Utilitarianism by John Stuart Mill

The woman — she called herself Mrs. Brown and was extremely tearful — had therefore appealed to the dragon, who was explaining that she could do nothing. The Mystery Queen by Fergus Hume

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

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]

The idea of punishing the Mexicans for getting shot trying to recapture their own cattle appealed to us Americans as something intensely humorous. My Life and Loves by Frank Harris

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]

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

While the Hermit was appealing with such signal success to the people, the Pope appealed with as much success to those who were to become the chiefs and leaders of the expedition. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Wilkie Collins I appealed to the man who had spoken first of the fire-engine in the town. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

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]

Even in his distress it appealed to him in unpleasant humor that twice within such a short space of time he had been caught when not upon his guard and ignominiously tied up. The Vengeance of Larose by Arthur Gask [1939]

Several times she appealed to them to show more consideration. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

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

He appealed to Buckingham, who vouchsafed to appear more placable. Bacon by R. W. Church [1884]

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

However, each time he took it out of the drawer in which he had locked it, its delicate loveliness so appealed to him that he put it back there again with no hesitation at all. The Vaults of Blackarden Castle by Arthur Gask [1950]

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

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]

Remember that until six months ago the help you gave me amounted only to a hundred a year, except when I appealed to you, under the pressure of circumstances, for an extra trifle. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

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]

By-and-by, I appealed to him: “Tell me, Severnius, what does it mean?” “This celebration?” returned he. Unveiling a Parallel by Alice Ilgenfritz Jones and Ella Merchant [1893]

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

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

Nathaniel Hawthorne A sharp, dry cachinnation appealed to his memory, and, standing on tiptoe in the crowd, with his white apron over his head, he beheld the courteous little innkeeper. The Snow Image and other stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1851]

D. H. Lawrence She appealed in her old, childish way to Miss Frost, and Miss Frost called her “Dear!” with all the old protective gentleness. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

George Meredith Her pitiable position appealed to the best of him; his inordinate desire of her aroused the worst. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

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

Henry James Nothing could have appealed to his imagination more than the possible adventures of a young lady endowed with the “material” of Mademoiselle Nioche. “She is very interesting,” he went on. The American by Henry James [1877]

Anthony Trollope She appealed to Lucinda as to the fact of her illness. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

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]

Wilkie Collins Jack appealed to Fritz’s father, with unruffled gravity. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

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]

Theodore Dreiser But little Lillian, with her dainty little slip of a body and bright-aureoled head, had always appealed to him. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

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 He appealed to Norvel as a man might appeal to a child with incredible delusions. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

Edith Wharton She appealed to Undine’s sisterly heart to feel for her in her difficulty, and implied that — as her conduct had already proved — she would always be ready to render her friend a like service. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

The last words my poor father ever wrote appealed to me to do that. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

James Joyce But what else could she do? She appealed to the second tenor who said he thought she had not been well treated. Dubliners by James Joyce

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]

Wilkie Collins I have boldly appealed to those possibilities nevertheless. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

Olaf Stapledon One of my hosts, who complained of suffering from “voices,” and visions of “another world,” appealed to the old man for help. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

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

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]

E. Phillips Oppenheim By early this evening, you would be taking a warm bath in your own house, aided by your servants, could order such refreshments as appealed to you. The Lion and the Lamb by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1930]

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

George Gissing Her dress told him her position; the greater was his wonder at the features, which seemed to him of faultless delicacy—more than that, of beauty which appealed to him as never beauty had yet. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

John Galsworthy Not one piece of furniture, no picture or porcelain figure appealed to modern taste. To Let by John Galsworthy

Henry James She returned his look a moment, and then with a note in her voice that might almost have appealed to his compassion, “So am I, my lord!” she oddly exclaimed. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

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]

Virginia Woolf She appealed to Maggie for help. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

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]

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

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]

Wilkie Collins Julian appealed to Horace. “Don’t read it!” he cried. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

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

Leslie Stephen Some forty years later, Betty Jones, now Perkins, appealed to Swift to help her in some family difficulties, and Swift was ready to “sacrifice five pounds” for old acquaintance’ sake. Swift by Leslie Stephen [1882]

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

Theodore Dreiser It appealed to his sense of the dramatic. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

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]

Henry James Were they not, Valentin?” and she appealed to her brother. The American by Henry James [1877]