Phrases with "appear"

David Hume If we reason a priori, anything may appear able to produce anything. An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding by David Hume

Julian Hawthorne He did not appear to me to be in the way of making much money, and it occurred to me that it might be acceptable were I, in an unobtrusive way, to introduce him to some wealthy customers. Mrs. Gainsborough’s Diamonds by Julian Hawthorne

H.P. Lovecraft At the same time the planted fields appear singularly few and barren; while the sparsely scattered houses wear a surprisingly uniform aspect of age, squalor, and dilapidation. The Dunwich Horror by H.P. Lovecraft [1928]

Tobias Smolle After being taught to prattle, to dance and play at cards, they are deemed sufficiently qualified to appear in the grand monde, and to perform all the duties of that high rank and station in life. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

Theodore Dreiser Once the understanding with Bonhag was reached, Cowperwood’s wife, mother and sister were allowed to appear on occasions. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Arthur Conan Doyle They cannot interfere on the strength of what would appear to them to be a wild suspicion. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Mr. Watson, too, was making an effort to appear amiable, and his wife, though her colour seemed a trifle hectic and her laughter not altogether natural, contributed her share to the conversation. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

Thomas Hardy How do I appear to people?” she said languidly. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

Arnold Bennett She plausibly fibbed to both sisters, and immediately afterwards the household knew that Hilda would not appear at dinner. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

Why there should appear to be a greater love between iron and loadstone, than between loadstone and loadstone, or between iron and iron, when close to the loadstone, within its orbe of virtue. On the Magnet by William Gilber

Kate Chopin She did not appear conscious that she had done anything unusual in commanding his presence. The Awakening by Kate Chopin

People told her she would make a great sensation if she were to appear in London.” “People are a parcel of idiots!” cried Bothwell savagely. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

Wilkie Collins And Mrs. Inchbare —” “Wants to share the distinction of having the breed with me,” said Lady Lundie. “I won’t appear ungracious. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Anna Katherine Green He went by quickly, and as the opening cleared once more, I beheld the woman for whom I was waiting appear in the spot selected. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

He had washed his face before putting on the mask, for he was not called upon to appear before a British public in martial semblance any more upon that evening. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Algernon Blackwood I thought it best just to accept, or appear to accept, the whole thing as natural. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Talks just like a book, and doesn’t appear to understand much of what you say to him. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

Olaf Stapledon An airmail letter followed, saying that one morning he had failed to appear at breakfast, so she went up to his room, and found him apparently asleep; but he was dead. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

Adam Lindsay Gordon Orion: What can you see? Hugo: Some decrepit shapes, That are neither dwarfs, nor demons, nor apes; In the hollow earth they appear to store And rake together great heaps of ore. Poems by Adam Lindsay Gordon

Niccolo Machiavelli Nor does it appear to me there is anything left for me to tell you other than some general rules, with which you should be very familiar: which are these. The Art of War by Niccolo Machiavelli [1520]

Arnold Bennett It did not appear to occur to either of them that they were living in the sixties. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

D. H. Lawrence You’ve got very badly to want to get rid of the old, before anything new will appeareven in the self. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

George Meredith I appear at La Scala. Promise me, if you hear me, that you will do exactly what I make you feel it right to do. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Robert Louis Stevenson Life, since the fall in wages, had begun to appear to them with a more serious air. Essays of Travel by Robert Louis Stevenson

Henry Handel Richardson And so Car was commanded to appear at dinner, introduced as if she had just come home. Sister Ann by Henry Handel Richardson

John Locke Not innate, because they appear least where what is innate shows itself clearest. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

Thomas Paine It is not among the least of the calamities of a long continued war, that it unhinges the mind from those nice sensations which at other times appear so amiable. The American Crisis by Thomas Paine

E. F. Benson Make my excuses to the others if I don’t appear at dinner. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

Robert Louis Stevenson So ugly a thing may our Anglo-Saxon Protestantism appear beside the doings of the Society of Jesus. But revolution in this world succeeds to revolution. The Old Pacific Capital by Robert Louis Stevenson

Elizabeth Gaskell They (as well as the men) paint the eyebrows, so as to make them appear to meet. The Shah’s English Gardener by Elizabeth Gaskell [1852]

Wilkie Collins Her young mistress did not appear to see me. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

I was the first white woman to appear among them at the Mission, and the first that the natives of the region had seen. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

Anthony Trollope The marvel of the book is not so much that the hero should evidently think well of himself, as that the author should so tell his story as to appear to be altogether on the hero’s side. Thackeray by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Sir Walter Scott Mr. Glossin, no way disconcerted, or at least feeling it necessary not to appear so, turned to young Hazlewood, who was apparently busy with the newspaper. Guy Mannering by Sir Walter Scott [1815]

They appear as the visible embodiment of Macbeth’s thoughts, and by their mysterious suggestive utterances tempt him to put his unlawful dreams into action. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Sinclair Lewis They were not supposed to appear at the Lodge dances — they merely appeared, and took the prettiest girls away from the elderly and denunciatory suitors in white flannels. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

Therefore, if she preferred him to myself, he should have her, and I would do my best to appear delighted. ’Long Live the King!’ by Guy Boothby [1900]

The names of most of the literary celebrities of the day appear amid the disjointed jottings of her diary. Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century by George Paston [1902]

Anna Katherine Green So he slips behind the huge pedestal towering near him, thus causing the whole gallery to appear empty to the eyes of X, now entering it at the other end. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

Caroline Lamb Remember the friend of thy youth; though he appear unkind, his seeming neglect is better worth than the vows and adulation of all beside. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

Elizabeth was very angry; interference in such a question from a member of the House of Commons appeared to her to be little short of disloyalty; and she forbade Bacon to appear before her. Elizabeth and Essex by Lytton Strachey [1928]

Nor did it appear to me that their intimacy with modern literature was such as to assist them much in the formation of style. Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope

E. F. Benson It was too late for the news to appear in this week’s issue, but it would appear next week, and he would send her a copy. Lucia's Progress by E. F. Benson [1935]

These Dumba sheep — the fat-tailed breed — appear to thrive on much less food, and can abstain longer from eating, than any others. Journal of Adventures in Somali Land by John Hanning Speke [1864]

Wilkie Collins Benjamin, in the capacity of protector, did not appear to inspire our military friend with confidence. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

Bram Stoker He had come to the conclusion that it would be better — certainly at first — not himself to appear in the matter, with which Davenport was fully competent to deal. The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker [1911]

Robert Green Ingersoll The only gospel on the orthodox side is that of John, and that was certainly not written, or did not appear in its present form, until long after the others were written. What shall we do to be Saved? by Robert Green Ingersoll

Jules Verne Sergeant Long’s assertion must appear to have been founded on insufficient evidence. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

Theodore Dreiser Cowperwood realized that this was the beginning of petty official supervision; but he deemed it wise to appear friendly even here. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Edith Wharton Even then she could not grasp what had happened, and pausing in the road she looked back at the house, half hoping that Mrs. Hochmuller’s once detested face might appear at one of the grimy windows. Bunner Sisters by Edith Wharton [1916]

Thus I am paid, while I appear to be the buyer. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

She does not appear to have been imprudent. The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns [1906]

Rudyard Kipling Through some absurd chain of circumstances — they may or may not be at the other end of it — you and Prout are made to appear as trespassers. Stalky & Co. by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Jane Austen It did not appear to me that — in short, you know, Dr Shirley must have a curate, and you had secured his promise. Persuasion by Jane Austen [1818]

Henry James You don’t appear sick to speak of. The Ambassadors by Henry James [1903]

William Godwin Many seem to have a strict connection with the incidents of our actual lives; and some appear as if they came for the very purpose to warn us of danger, or prepare us for coming events. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

Robert Louis Stevenson Mrs. Henry was also in the room, at the bedfoot; but it did not appear that he observed her. The Master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson

William Henry Bragg Let us describe as “incidence rays” those which appear on the side where the γ rays enter the sheet, and “emergence rays” those which appear on the FIG. 43. Studies in Radioactivity by William Henry Bragg [1912]

These lines are broken by the channels which drain the surface water; and between the two western sections appear the ragged frond-huts. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

It does not appear that he availed himself of the information which he says, he obtained from his slave, for such I suppose he was. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

And any time she might appear on that veranda! She did not appear; but, like a concealed magnet, she exercised her attraction. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

To stay with him at present would wreck all my schemes; but, supposing he insisted, could I refuse, if it was my role to appear to be under his domination? Happily he did not insist. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

Anthony Trollope I have not known how to make it appear that it would be right for me to refuse, without absolutely making a party matter of it. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

Henry James Longueville had some talk with her, reflecting that if she were the person concerning whom Gordon had written him, it behooved him to appear to take an interest in her. Confidence by Henry James [1879]

He wanted the city to have quite a gala air as it burned, to appear almost gay. The Day of the Locust by Nathanael Wes

I attempted to do so; but the four monks surrounding me, made it appear an act of great difficulty. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

There were certain small delicacies on the table which were never offered them and which they took obvious pains not to appear to notice. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Sir Thomas Browne The devil hath made them already in a heresy as capital as witchcraft; and to appear to them were but to convert them. Religio Medici by Sir Thomas Browne [1643]

The house was large and rambling, not in the best repair, and the grounds, as I was driven through them, did not appear to be trimly kept. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

The lady was seated, the admirable Pompey on her knee, so engaged in reading as to appear wholly oblivious that the gentleman was in her neighbourhood. Mr. Ely’s Engagement by Richard Marsh

Edith Wharton As a drawing-room topic, and one to provoke disinterested sentiments, it had the hollowness of Fourth of July orations, and her mind wandered in spite of the desire to appear informed and competent. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

But how can they look for it to be otherwise? The modern French appear fit to manage only garrisons and military posts. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

Walter Crane The abstract ingredients appear to be the same in both cases. Line and Form by Walter Crane [1900]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Lying here forever, as it will, it makes all human trouble appear but a momentary annoyance. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

Theodore Dreiser Knowing all about it, he was most anxious to appear not to. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Robert Louis Stevenson As the morning went on, and the fires began to be kindled, and the windows to open, and the people to appear out of the houses, my concern and despondency grew ever the blacker. Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson

Anthony Trollope But, still, it was made to appear that Lax had taken refuge in their cottage, and had gone down from thence to a little brook, where he effected the cleansing of his pistol. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

He would not permit Clorinda to appear again; for, as he said, he feared her repentance more than her violence, and would not expose Ethel as the witness of a scene of humiliation and shame. Lodore by Mary Shelley

George Gissing Afterwards Mr. Westlake asked her to read in proof an article about to appear in the ‘Beacon’; she did so, and commented upon it with a clear mind. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Statistical persons every year give us the hundreds of novels that appear from the presses, and the thousands of readers who take them out of, or read them in, public libraries. The English Novel by George Saintsbury [1913]

Benjamin Disraeli Though all wished it finished, no one liked to appear urgent. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

Guy de Maupassan Elaine loves me with all her heart, for she has told me so time after time, and she repeats it to me more ardently than ever when I take her into my arms and appear happy. Mad by Guy de Maupassan

George Gissing That will always be his aim—to appear with his threats just when a disclosure would be hardest to bear. Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing [1891]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I do not care about being drawn into the matter beyond the fact that I shall certainly appear if my aid is necessary. The Long Arm of Mannister by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1909]

To lose her! What would all that earth can afford, of power or splendour, appear without her? He pressed her to his bosom, and knew that his arms encircled all life’s worth for him. Lodore by Mary Shelley

You appear to be a brave young man; besides, your fortune may perhaps be the result of your devotedness. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Then would the ngargalulla baby appear to him, with all the signs of its own ground and its own totem, calling upon him in the name of eebala, father. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

She made it appear that she was rather nervous, as she kept glancing over her shoulder as she undid the parcel containing the entree dishes. The Vaults of Blackarden Castle by Arthur Gask [1950]

Anthony Trollope Feemy had been at mass with the family, and when she met Father John afterwards, she exerted herself to appear before him as she usually did, and to a certain extent she succeeded. The Macdermots of Ballycloran by Anthony Trollope [1847]

William Makepeace Thackeray We can’t appear in London as we ought; the little money you will get will be spent, like all the rest has been. The Memoires of Barry Lyndon by William Makepeace Thackeray [1852]

Anyway, it could not be found there and as it was not likely to be sent from Europe, it did not appear clear to me what he was waiting for. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad [1899]

When one of the Temples is going to die, the spirit of the head of the family who last died is said to appear and beckon to him; a warning that his own death is near. Seen in the Moonlight by Ellen Wood [1875]

Bronislaw Malinowski This supposition may appear at first sight highly hypothetical; plausible perhaps, but nothing more; yet there are other facts which in considerable measure support it. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

H. G. Wells Few appear to regard our friendship with equanimity. Twelve Stories and a Dream by H. G. Wells [1903]

The Session, who did not love him, had talked of citing him to appear before them, but in the end they seemed to shrink from belling so formidable a cat. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

John Bunyan Yea, here they heard continually the singing of Birds, and saw every day the Flowers appear in the earth, and heard the voice of the Turtle in the land. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan [1675]

H. G. Wells All I know of her I have let appear in that book. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Still my friendly understanding with Pugatchéf seemed to be proved by a crowd of witnesses, and must appear at least suspicious. The Daughter of the Commandant by Aleksandr Pushkin

Elizabeth Von Arnim Usually there didn’t appear to be any. Mr Skeffington by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1940]

You appear to be much afraid that the king will accept; you have a deal more reason to fear that he will not accept. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Anthony Trollope But at forty-five there is supposed to be so much of youth left that the difference of age may possibly be tided over and not made to appear abnormal. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

Nathaniel Hawthorne By the rewards offered, there would appear to have been frequent desertions from the New England forces: we applaud their wisdom, if not their valor or integrity. The Snow Image and other stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1851]

Samuel Johnson Being by a competent fortune exempted from any necessity of combating his inclination, he never wrote in distress, and therefore does not appear to have ever written in haste. Lives of the Poets by Samuel Johnson

To command the good wishes and aid of her friends she must appear independent of them. Lodore by Mary Shelley

Karl Philipp Moritz These funerals always appear to me the more indecent in a populous city, from the total indifference of the beholders, and the perfect unconcern with which they are beheld. Travels in England in 1782 by Karl Philipp Moritz

Andrew Lang A negro will appear in answer, and you must tell him to open the trunk, and to give you the red purse which he will find there. The Brown Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

It was hard so to appear to the woman who had worshipped him; hard to know that there was a heart breaking for him yonder in the Italian villa on the hill above the sea. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

Henry Handel Richardson But Mr. Krafft was the only one I’ve met, who didn’t appear to me to have a single good impulse. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

George Gissing I wanted to appear to you simply a man, and one who has—perhaps—the misfortune to see in you only a very beautiful and a very desirable woman. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

George Meredith But if you lend your credence to it, Carry, how, in the name of goodness, are you to appear at the breakfast? ‘I was going to ask you whether you would come,’ said Caroline, coldly. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

But the bishop was not a man to let the matter slip, and there and then a sergeant of the bishop summoned Gilles de Laval, Sire do Retz, to appear forthwith before the ecclesiastical tribunal. The Book of Were-Wolves by S. Baring-Gould [1865]

But if it has been stolen by this tramp, and you appear to consider that point pretty conclusive ——” “Oh, quite conclusive,” interrupted the pater. Mrs. Todhetley’s Earrings by Ellen Wood [1873]

Manning’s feelings upon the subject appear to have been less tender than the Pope’s. Eminent Victorians by Lytton Strachey

Henry James He had none of that wish to appear deep which is at the bottom of most forms of fatuity; he was perfectly willing to pass for decently superficial; he only aspired to be decently continuous. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

Edith Wharton He wanted first to acquaint himself a little more with New York, its aspect, its ways, its language; to appear less of a hayseed and an ignoramus. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Their veils, especially when the wind raises them, give a lightness to the general effect and make them appear like airy phantoms as they flit up the steps and vanish into the sombre doorway. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

George Eliot I will say no more, until you have joined me in drinking his health on a day when he has wished me to appear among you as the future representative of his name and family. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

Jules Verne Such are the penal arrangements relative to crimes in the diamond arrayal, for which, in the public interest, the law allows no appear to mercy. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne [1881]

Sinclair Lewis But now he tried to appear dignified and impatient. Our Mr. Wrenn by Sinclair Lewis

Anthony Trollope The young lady’s mother was certainly on his side, and he thought it quite possible that were he to appear in England he might be successful. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

When the barrister came up with him he was pumped and purple in the face, yet nevertheless tried to appear cool. The Crowned Skull by Fergus Hume

Edgar Rice Burroughs Stopping in my tracks I moved my sword so that it made the dead head appear to turn inquiring eyes upon the gorilla-man. At the Earth’s Core by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1914]

Jacques Futrelle I dare say in this case there would be no arrest or prosecution, because of—of reasons which appear to be good. Elusive Isabel by Jacques Futrelle [1909]

The serious role, which instructs us in the knowledge and contemplation of the gods, Calliope, Clio, and Thalia appear chiefly to look after and direct. Symposiacs by Plutarch

Be very careful, Tomas Castro. Make it appear that he comes to us much against his will. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Algernon Blackwood The moonlight and the branches combined to work out these pictures upon the mirror of my imagination, and for some reason I projected them outwards and made them appear objective. The Willows by Algernon Blackwood [1907]

Katherine Mansfield To appear suddenly with handfuls of strange babies is not generally calculated to raise enthusiasm in the heart of the average British husband. In a German Pension by Katherine Mansfield [1911]

Andrew Lang These are followed by an endless series of books of Hours, which, as the sixteenth century is reached, appear in several vernacular languages. The Library by Andrew Lang

Pauline came up at the moment, and proclaimed her desire to appear as a soubrette. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

Jules Verne Vapor — mist rather than clouds — began to appear in the east, and assume all the prismatic colors under the influence of the solar rays. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Leslie Stephen It does not appear that the Popes had to fear any active molestation in the quiet observance of their religious duties. Alexander Pope by Leslie Stephen [1880]

Virginia Woolf Almost all the ladies wore dresses which they had not yet displayed, and their hair rose in waves and scrolls so as to appear like carved wood in Gothic churches rather than hair. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

Lucy Maud Montgomery First, I was wasting the time I ought to have put on my studies; and secondly, I was deceiving my teacher in trying to make it appear I was reading a history when it was a storybook instead. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

Sinclair Lewis There were several other besideses with which he harrowed himself while trying to appear picnically agreeable. Our Mr. Wrenn by Sinclair Lewis

Jupiter commanded all the birds to appear before him, so that he might choose the most beautiful to be their king. Fantastic Fables by Ambrose Bierce

Sinclair Lewis She did not appear at church the next Sunday. Elmer was so pleased that he thought of having another rendezvous with her. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

What is yours, monsieur? Speak boldly, that we may see if, upon this point, to which you appear to attach a great importance, we are of the same opinion. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

The Restoration does not appear to have improved his fortunes much; he was burnt out in the great fire of 1666, and very soon afterwards he and his wife died on the same day. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

D. H. Lawrence Mr. Pappleworth did not appear till twenty to three, and he often found his boy sitting beside Fanny, talking, or drawing, or singing with the girls. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

The sight was shocking to Heyst; but he let nothing of it appear in his hearing, concealing his impression under that consummate good-society manner of his. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

John Lewis Burckhard Fish are very seldom caught by the Arabs of Shendy. Nets appear to be unknown, but children often amuse themselves in angling with hooked nails. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

Anna Katherine Green To see this event reflected as it were in horror from this man’s consciousness made it appear more real and much more impressive than when contemplated directly. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

Gustave Flauber Owing to his elevation this man did not appear taller than a dwarf. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

These days are called days of Gala, and all the friends or relations of the lady, whose saint it is, are obliged to appear in their best clothes, and all their jewels. Letters from Turkey by Mary Wortley Montagu [1725]

H.P. Lovecraft The full story, so far as deciphered, will eventually appear in an official bulletin of Miskatonic University. Here I shall sketch only the salient highlights in a formless, rambling way. At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft [1931]

Arthur Machen I remember eating potted salmon out of just such jars as these, and now even in my lifetime they appear to have become curious. Far Off Things by Arthur Machen [1922]

Louisa May Alcott Next morning, Meg did not appear till ten o’clock. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

Elizabeth Gaskell And yet this course would lead to all the conversations, and discussions, and references to his own father, which made his own direct appeal to Mr. Wilkins appear a premature step to him. A Dark Night’s Work by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

Jules Verne Captain Nemo did not appear again either in the drawing-room or on the platform. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

Andrew Lang It does not appear that Bedloe, on November 7, knew the plot as invented by Oates, on which compare Mr. Pollock, p. The Valet’s Tragedy by Andrew Lang

William Makepeace Thackeray The Baroness did not appear inclined to move: it was cold; a fire was comfortable, and she had ordered none in her apartment. The Paris Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1840]

And it should be made to appear an accident. Freya of the Seven Isles by Joseph Conrad [1911]

But it does not appear that the spurs in this case, or in that of some of the spur-winged rails, are larger in the male than in the female. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Instantly the Duc d’Anjou and Catharine saw a white figure appear on the sword like that of a corpse wrapped in his shroud. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

Walter Scott From this narrative, the power and strength of the Armstrongs, at this late period, appear to have been very considerable. The Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border by Walter Scott [1802-1803]

E. Phillips Oppenheim She did not appear to hear him. The Amazing Judgment by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Gaston Leroux Tell your readers that, if you care to, and do not surmise further about whether I appear to regret being condemned to death. The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux [1913]

He does not appear to have repeated the intoxication. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

Jack London My death would appear on the prison register as due to natural causes. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

He wished to appear the victim of accident; and this is why he took nothing from his home which would betray any intention of leaving it. Agatha Webb by Anna Katharine Green

This, however, does not appear to have helped the case, and the infirmity continued so long that it was generally feared that his lameness would be permanent. The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns [1906]

Edward Bellamy The smile with which I had regarded him as he advanced his trance hypothesis did not appear to confuse him in the slightest degree. Looking Backward From 2000 to 1887 by Edward Bellamy

Several appear carrying candles or lamps to light them through the blackness of architectural labyrinths. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

George Gissing I think it is altogether too good to appear anonymously. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Anthony Trollope Frank was to keep his eye on the portals, and if he found that Mr Moffat did not appear as readily as might be desired, he also was to ascend the steps and hurry into the strangers’ room. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

You appear to think much of your horse. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Benjamin Disraeli You appear to me to be quite well enough now to make more exertion than hitherto they have thought you capable of. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

Jules Verne Robur must evidently have been familiar with this incomparable spectacle, unique in the world, for he did not appear on deck. Robur the Conqueror by Jules Verne [1887]

Elizabeth Gaskell They did not appear to be moving on, so much as talking, and listening, and buzzing with excitement, without much stirring from the spot where they might happen to be. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

Caroline Lamb Upon that night they had made their escape, O’Kelly, either ignorant of his master’s crimes, or willing to appear so, tried severely but faithful to the last. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

Edith Wharton He broke off, disliking to appear rude. The Descent of Man and other stories by Edith Wharton [1903]

Surely it was not for nothing that the word which had been the key of my first adventure in the long tussle should appear in this last phase. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

R. D. Blackmore And besides these reasons, he had another, which will appear very shortly. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

W. H. Hudson There is also a large cactus, four or five feet high, so dark-green as to appear almost black among the pale-grey bushes. Idle Days in Patagonia by W. H. Hudson

E. T. A. Hoffmann She had been engaged as first lady singer for this species of composition; and that nobody but I should write the piece in which she was to appear was simply a matter of course. The Fermata by E. T. A. Hoffmann

Andrew Lang The Fire-son did not appear till everyone had assembled, and when he did, everyone fled outside to the open air, so intense was the heat he gave forth. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Louisa May Alcott All that we have any business to know is that John did not appear to object, judging from the changes which gradually took place in the house and its inmates. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

Algernon Blackwood But, once we learn to see in Higher Space, objects will appear as they actually are. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

H. G. Wells To my mind those ideas and emotions that centre about the idea of God appear at once too great and remote, and too intimate and subtle for objective treatment. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

When the country opened, the creek spread out, and the water ceased to appear in its bed. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

Jules Verne To those unacquainted with the group of facts on which it was based, the opinion of Starr and his friends could not fail to appear wholly inadmissible. The Underground City by Jules Verne [1877]

Arthur Conan Doyle Is there nothing else?” “They appear to be much as other footmarks. The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Tobias Smolle It was a long time, however, before any person would venture to use them internally, as it did not appear that they had ever been drank by the antients. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

George Gissing I will do so, trusting to your infinite goodness if I appear guilty of presumption. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

The doctor himself certainly did appear to be an old man, well up in years, for he stooped a lot and was most slow and deliberate in all his movements. The Master Spy by Arthur Gask [1936]

E. T. A. Hoffmann So much the more therefore did Salvator wonder to see him, some days later, appear with his face pale and distorted, utterly miserable and woebegone. Signor Formica by E. T. A. Hoffmann [1820]

I don’t want you to appear at a disadvantage compared with the heiress. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

George Meredith They all, and even papa, appear to be thinking about such petty things. The Gentleman of Fifty and the Damsel of Nineteen by George Meredith

Listen! Again he speaks!” “Tse! tse! tse!” clicked Babalatchi, trying to appear shocked, but with a joyous twinkle of his solitary eye. Almayer’s Folly by Joseph Conrad [1895]

Wilkie Collins Sir Percival, when the letter was shown to him, did not appear to be struck by the sharp, short tone of it. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Henry James She was appalled, overwhelmed; but her foremost feeling was the wish not to appear to disavow her knowledge. The Reverberator by Henry James [1888]

Some of the fine longicorns that appear in April were numerous. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

Robert Louis Stevenson At a merchant’s in the Luckenbooths I had myself fitted out: none too fine, for I had no idea to appear like a beggar on horseback; but comely and responsible, so that servants should respect me. Catriona by Robert Louis Stevenson

It does not appear whether Buckingham interfered to overrule the Lord Keeper’s scruples. Bacon by R. W. Church [1884]

William Hope Hodgson Then, I knew what it was that made it appear so strange. The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson

Further, the sale of Drelincourt does not appear to have been increased by the addition of Defoe’s pamphlet to the book, and of Mrs. Veal’s recommendation to the pamphlet. Daniel Defoe by William Minto [1879]

Jane Austen As for Mr. Elton, his manners did not appear — but no, she would not permit a hasty or a witty word from herself about his manners. Emma by Jane Austen [1816]

Wilkie Collins He did not consider that he was justified in repeating a confidential communication — he would only recommend that Mr. Deluc should be summoned to appear at the next examination. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

George Gilfillan He finished, as we have seen, the “Iliad” in 1718; but the fifth and sixth volumes, which were the last, did not appear till 1720. Life of Alexander Pope by George Gilfillan

Maria Edgeworth Her provoking composure was admirably prepared: but it was thrown away, for Mr. Bolingbroke did not appear at supper. The Modern Griselda by Maria Edgeworth