Phrases with "appeals"

His sermons were now less appeals than challenges, as of one whose course was proclaimed and whose loins were girded. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

George Meredith They’d do it as little by oratory as they have done by millinery, for their oratory, just like their millinery, appeals to a sentiment, and to a weaker; and nothing solid comes of a sentiment. Celt and Saxon by George Meredith [1910]

Arthur Conan Doyle Strong appeals had been made to the patriotism of the people, and they were assured that the interference with trade was temporary, and that with a little patience all would be well. Danger! and other stories by Arthur Conan Doyle [1918]

She appeals to my delicacy to keep away; then she goes to Julia and says, ‘See, he deserts you at a word from his father. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Edith Wharton There might be subterfuges, tricksappeals to his emotion by the display of hers. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

Burton himself says: “Mr. Payne’s admirable version appeals to the Orientalist and the Stylist, not to the many-headed; and mine to the anthropologist and student of Eastern manners and customs. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

And since it is not you, marquise, since it cannot be you, deuce take the rest!” And he went on with his work in spite of the reiterated appeals of the bell. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

George Gissing He had anticipated prolonged scenes, passionate pleadings, appeals to his better nature, and to his shame; but that his threat should prove ineffectual was not among his fears. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

George Gissing Here is exhibited the learning of the whole world and of all the ages; be a man’s study what it will, in these columns, at one time or another he shall find that which appeals to him. The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft by George Gissing [1902]

Anthony Trollope Urgent austere letters came from the father, and fond heart-rending appeals from the mother. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

Sinclair Lewis Now is the time! Don’t forget that the menace of war, properly presented, will scare into giving even those people, rich or poor, who have been the most obdurate to our pitiful appeals for help. Gideon Planish by Sinclair Lewis

Virginia Woolf There would be no need of appeals and committees, of strawberries and cream and bazaars. Three Guineas by Virginia Woolf [1938]

Wilkie Collins The greatest book ever written, the finest picture ever painted, appeals in vain to minds preoccupied by selfish and secret cares. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

Robert Louis Stevenson He appeals to the Bible; but though he makes much of the first transgression and certain strong texts in Genesis and Paul’s Epistles, he does not appeal with entire success. Familiar Studies of Men and Books by Robert Louis Stevenson

About the same time I revelled in the romanticism of ‘Henry Esmond,’ with its pseudo-eighteenth-century sentiment, and its appeals to an overwrought ideal of gentlemanhood and honor. My Literary Passions by William Dean Howells

G. K. Chesterton The sort of democrat who appeals to the babe unborn must be classed with the sort of aristocrat who appeals to his deceased great-grandfather. George Bernard Shaw by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

Mark Twain We suffered torture no pen can describe from the hungry appeals for bucksheesh that gleamed from Arab eyes and poured incessantly from Arab lips. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Theodore Dreiser It was after a long series of appeals to pedestrians, in which he had been refused and refused — every one hastening from contact. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Sinclair Lewis I’m fond of Erik. He appeals to something in here. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

E. Phillips Oppenheim I don’t know whether the affair appeals to you. The Amazing Partnership by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1914]

George Gissing Morphew did not reply, but the fact that no appeals arrived from the trusty shopman seemed to prove that this last step had been effectual. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Several times, in these thirteen pages, he appeals to the practice or belief of the Church of England, once even calling it “our church. Milton by Mark Pattison [1879]

There would be no end of appeals to the Court of Chancery; and after all manner of formulas he might obtain a decree that would lock up the property for twenty-four years. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

To all printing plants it gave orders not to publish any appeals or proclamations without the Committee’s authorisation. Ten Days That Shook the World by John Reed

Dainty ankles, shapely — er — er”— the doctor coughed hastily —“well, a nicely proportioned figure — every time appeals to me. The Jest of Life by Arthur Gask [1936]

H. G. Wells Even an indignant dissertation from Lady Marayne, a dissertation that began with appeals and ended in taunts, did not move him. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

One day seven sisters of wonderful beauty are brought, whose loveliness appeals to the immortals. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

The latter does not contain much that, one would suppose, appeals to the interest of the ordinary sightseer. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

The fact is that Socialism, in the form in which it is now presented, appeals chiefly to unsatisfactory or even inhuman types. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell [1937]

But this in itself would only explain why Fascism appeals to capitalists. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell [1937]

H. G. Wells The Open Conspiracy must be content to take a fraction of a man, as it appeals to fractions of many classes, if it cannot get him altogether. What are we to do with our lives? by H. G. Wells [1928]

Sinclair Lewis But there are so many other towns begging for her services that if you can’t make up your minds immediately, we’ll have to accept their appeals and pass you up. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

D. H. Lawrence He liked hearing appeals to his charity. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

I dimly remember fragments of appeals that were made to me, fragments of divine music in cathedrals where I sobbed my heart out. The Lowest Rung by Mary Cholmondeley [1908]

Sinclair Lewis It isn’t mere brute force that appeals to women — to congregations. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

Benjamin Disraeli In the natural course of things they had recourse to remonstrances, but their appeals were equally fruitless. The Voyage of Captain Popanilla by Benjamin Disraeli [1828]

T. E. Lawrence I had a heavy bout of fever on me, which made me angry, so that I paid no attention to Rahail’s appeals for rest. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Florid appeals are made to heaven, and to the beauteous innocents, the fairest images of heaven here below, whilst sober sense is left far behind. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft [1792]

Art for art’s sake is a vile catchword, but I confess it appeals to me. The Amateur Cracksman by E. W. Hornung [1899]

Among others, what was the meaning of those oracular appeals of the Dutchwoman in which she had seemed to know something of the real state of things. The Wyvern Mystery by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

John Galsworthy There isn’t a Forsyte now who appeals to me. To Let by John Galsworthy

William Makepeace Thackeray How was it to end? Far away at Paris, the elder Lenoir answered these appeals of his brother by sending reinforcements of money. The Kickleburys on the Rhine by William Makepeace Thackeray [1851]

It is the shiny, standardized, machine-made look of the American apple that appeals to them; the superior taste of the English apple is something they simply do not notice. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell [1937]

Maria Edgeworth Note after note came from her, with pathetic and passionate appeals to my heart; but I was still resolute. Leonora by Maria Edgeworth [1806]

Wilkie Collins Nothing in this world, Betteredge, is probable unless it appeals to our own trumpery experience; and we only believe in a romance when we see it in a newspaper. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

F. Scott Fitzgerald And if you must have a faith to soften things, take up one that appeals to the reason of some one beside a lot of hysterical women. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

H. G. Wells I began to think chiefly of ways of pleasing Marion, of acts of devotion, of treats, of sumptuous presents for her, of appeals she would understand. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

He wrote ten plays, of which two were long acted and are still remembered, The Fatal Marriage (1694) and Oroonoko (1696), in the latter of which he appeals passionately against the slave-trade. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

James Hogg Yes, yes, there are such things as appeals for the refractory. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg [1824]

The big thing for him was that he was living up to a notion he has of himself, and that notion won’t let him shirk anything, however daft, if it appeals to his imagination. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

Oscar Wilde If these elements of beauty are real, the whole thing simply appeals to our sense of dramatic effect. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

George Meredith She struggled with the emotion in her throat, and Mr. Pole, who had previously dreaded supplication and appeals for pity, caressed her. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

It seems to me, moreover, that the two horns of it make pragmatically different ethical appeals — at least they may do so, to certain individuals. A Pluralistic Universe by William James [1909]

H. G. Wells I suppose there is something in the human form that appeals to the artistic turn more powerfully than any animal shape can. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells [1896]

Andrew Lang The picture of a lady of seventy, sitting tight to a bucking sofa, appeals to the brave. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang

E. Phillips Oppenheim The man appeals to my professional instincts in very much the same way as the girl appeals to the artistic sense in Densham. He is a conundrum which I have set myself to solve. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

Edith Wharton What my family can’t understand is that riotous living, unless it’s on the grand scale, appeals to me no more than getting drunk on cheap wine at a bistro. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

The sweet smell of decaying paper appeals to me no longer. Collected Essays by George Orwell

Iceland made stronger appeals to him than Greece or Rome; and even at Florence and Venice he was longing to return to England and its homely familiar scenes. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

Ralph Waldo Emerson Whatever appeals to the imagination, by transcending the ordinary limits of human ability, wonderfully encourages us and liberates us. Representative Men by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1850]

E. F. Benson Georgie had gone so far as to confess that he knew, but the most pathetic appeals as to the owner’s identity had fallen on obdurate, if not deaf, ears. Queen Lucia by E. F. Benson [1920]

William Hazlitt Her appeals to the protection of the king, her remonstrances to the cardinals, her conversations with her women, show a noble and generous spirit accompanied with the utmost gentleness of nature. Characters of Shakespeare’s Plays by William Hazlitt [1817]

Matthew Arnold It appeals to this science, and in part it comes from it; it is, in considerable part, an indirect practical result from it. The Study of Celtic Literature by Matthew Arnold [1867]

W. W. Jacobs The cook tripped on a stone, and only saved himself from falling by clutching at a perch which a dozen fowls instantly vacated with loud and frenzied appeals for assistance. The Skipper’s Wooing by W. W. Jacobs [1897]

Leon Trotsky Brandishing a revolver, he ran wildly along the line, repeating my appeals and yelling for all he was worth: “Courage, boys, Comrade Trotsky is leading you. My Life by Leon Trotsky

James Joyce Howe of the shipmen, steep wall! Everything’s going on the same or so it appeals to all of us, in the old holmsted here. Finnegans Wake by James Joyce

In such a case, monsieur, he appeals to Heaven and to justice. Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

When he appeals to the sane and the sane respond, revolutions begin. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

E. T. A. Hoffmann Such appeals however the Councillor was anxious to spare her as much as possible; therefore it was that he was unwilling to take her into society, and solicitously shunned all music. The Cremona Violin by E. T. A. Hoffmann

But he did not limit himself to a struggle from day to day, to discussions in committee meetings, to appeals to the legislature — his ambition was to become himself the law-maker for the writers. Honore de Balzac by Albert Keim and Louis Lumet [1914]

Extra special” — blazing fiercely; the charitable appeals for the victims, the grave tones of the dailies rumbling with compassion as if they were the national bowels. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

The press should be free, except for appeals to riot and insurrection. Ten Days That Shook the World by John Reed

George Gissing After opening two appeals from charitable institutions, Mrs. Ormonde found an envelope which, from the handwriting upon it, she judged to be a similar communication from a private source. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Guy de Maupassant The rest of the year it serves as a cemetery for condemned dogs, and as one passed by this hole plaintive howls, furious or despairing barks and lamentable appeals reach one’s ear. The Watch Dog (Pierrot) by Guy de Maupassant [1882]

Arthur Conan Doyle So amid the low murmur of prayer and appeals for mercy to God from tongues which never yet asked mercy from man, the morning broke, the last morning which many of us were to spend upon earth. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

E. Phillips Oppenheim Form appeals to the African mind—form and sentiment. The Glenlitten Murder by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1929]

There is the chance; and it appeals to most rational men. Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield

Kate Chopin She knew if she entered, she would be met by appeals from one and the other. At Fault by Kate Chopin

It appeals not to authority, nor to what anybody may have thought or said, but to nature. Science and Education by Thomas Henry Huxley

I shouldn’t think it appeals greatly to him. A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey [1936]

There is no going outside natural laws; the man who pretends to do so writes himself down a knave, and pays those to whom he appeals a very scanty compliment. A Second Coming by Richard Marsh [1900]

Wilkie Collins I have no suspicion that she is so near to me: the name of Mrs. Van Brandt (even if I had heard it) appeals to no familiar association in my mind. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

D.H. Lawrence It was the Italian passion for rhetoric, for the speech which appeals to the senses and makes no demand on the mind. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

Edward Bellamy However the wording might vary, the tenor of all these appeals was the same: “Help John Jones. Never mind the rest. Looking Backward From 2000 to 1887 by Edward Bellamy

Virginia Woolf She became a ship passing in the night — an emblem of the loneliness of human life, an occasion for queer confidences and sudden appeals for sympathy. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

Olaf Stapledon Psychologically the national State depends very largely on appeals to herd-mindedness. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

Olaf Stapledon Government psychologists had worked out a subtle technique of suggestion by reiterated symbolic appeals to suppressed motives. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

Elizabeth Gaskell The soft hand, pressing hers under the table — the continual appeals to her, so as to bring her back into the conversation, touched Molly almost to shedding tears. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

I never took any notice of those pathetic appeals before. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

H. G. Wells Life about them was ugly; the sight of ugly and mean houses, of ill-dressed people, the vulgar appeals of the dealers in popular commodities, were not to be escaped. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

There was a whole column devoted to appeals after missing relatives. To-morrow by Joseph Conrad [1902]

H. G. Wells He may be attempting only to take advantage of that something in order to turn the world against me, but that does not make that something to which he appeals less considerable. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

Theodore Dreiser Somehow — no one could have said exactly why — the general political feeling was that the financier and the former city treasurer would lose their appeals and eventually be sentenced together. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Anthony Trollope They are for the most part urgent appeals to those of his political friends to whom he can look for support in his viewsoften to those to whom he looked in vain. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Henry James Our movement is for all — it appeals to the most delicate ladies. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

George Meredith Altogether, Nevil’s adjurations and supplications, his threats of wrath and appeals to reason, were an odd mixture. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Leslie Stephen Stirring appeals to patriotic sentiment may suit a Chatham rousing a nation to action; but Swift’s aim is to check the extravagance in the name of selfish prosaic prudence. Swift by Leslie Stephen [1882]

Marie appeals to the King to spare her lover’s life, and Louis, on investigating the matter, discovers that Cornelius is a somnambulist, and has been robbing himself and burying his gold. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

Samuel Johnson He appeals to the people as his proper judges, and if they are not inclined to condemn him, he is in little care about the highflyers at Button’s. Lives of the Poets by Samuel Johnson

George Gissing Now in the revolutionary societies of the Continent there is something that appeals to the imagination. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

G. K. Chesterton With the instinct of the true mystic, he selected for exemption from such cannibal feasts the creature which appeals to both sides of the higher vegetarian ethic. The Flying Inn by G. K. Chesterton [1914]

Rudyard Kipling Put him away! Now, Campbell! Oh, I forgot! I say, Campbell, what did you bully Clewer for?” Then came the tearsscalding tears; appeals for mercy and abject promises of peace. Stalky & Co. by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

They say in the letter here that they will know in an hour if he appeals to the police, and it may be true. Gentlemen of Crime by Arthur Gask [1932]