Phrases with "appear"

Anthony Trollope The next she heard of him was from Italy, from whence he wrote to her to tell her that she was an angel, and that he, devil as he was, was not fit to appear in her presence. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Benjamin Disraeli You have no appetite for dinner, but you are too brave not to appear at table; and you are called out after the second glass by the arrival of your solicitor, who comes to alter your will. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

Frosts appear at night; November has sent his fogs in advance; the wind takes its autumn moan; but — he is coming. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

I said that Mr Craw had left for the Continent yesterday and would be away some weeks, and that an announcement to that effect was to appear in all the Craw papers. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

Anthony Trollope Some men — some sensual, self-indulgent men — appear to think that the collar should be made for the neck; but Macassar Jones knew better. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope It would not do for him now, at such a moment, to appear wanting in that attention which he had always shown. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

Henry Fielding She happened to be then out of town, a circumstance which, upon reflection, pleased me; for by that means I had an opportunity to appear before her in a more decent dress. The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews and his friend Mr Abraham Adams by Henry Fielding

F. Scott Fitzgerald He wanted to appear suddenly to her in novel and heroic colors. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

I hope so, at least, for that would force you to appear among us sometimes. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Guy de Maupassant She did not appear to like children. Queen Hortense (An Old Maid) (La Reine Hortense) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

Wilkie Collins Pull out the ten shillings! for I’ve made up my mind to appear before the Bangbury public on Garryowen’s back, as six women at once. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

Apart, however, from the didactic purposes which overburden it, the pathos and humour of particular portions of this tale appear to me to have been in no wise overrated. Dickens by Adolphus William Ward [1882]

Maria Edgeworth In fact, he was pleased and amused with his little daughter, Helena; and whilst she was yet almost a stranger to him, he wished to appear to her in the most agreeable and respectable light possible. Belinda. by Maria Edgeworth

Richard Burton And Easterns appear never to enter a building with a white wall without inditing upon it platitudes in verse and prose. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

John Hill Burton At other times, they write to a man who lives in Cumberland or Cornwall, and tell him that if he does not appear in Westminster Hall on a certain day he forfeits an hundred pounds. Introduction to the Study of the Works of Jeremy Bentham by John Hill Burton

This work began to appear in the London Magazine in 1823, was finished in 1824, and in 1825 published in a separate form. Carlyle by John Nichol [1892]

George Gissing I see the right thing when it’s too late, and when I’ve made myself appear a bounder. Will Warburton by George Gissing [1903]

So Ruth had married both early and well by the favor of the gods, and Christina had restored the average by committing more follies of all sizes than would appear possible in the time. Tiny Luttrell by E. W. Hornung [1893]

Sir Walter Scott The Dwarf proceeded in his labours, day after day, with an assiduity so incredible as to appear almost supernatural. The Black Dwarf by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

He was assured that his safest course was to appear as if he thought they were all good friends together. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

It would even appear that mere novelty, or slight changes for the sake of change, have sometimes acted on female birds as a charm, like changes of fashion with us. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

H. G. Wells Even if it is not so the official may still appear as a candidate before the second and separate jury which fills the vacant post. A Modern Utopia by H. G. Wells [1905]

Samuel Johnson He was bred at Winchester school, and was elected fellow of New College. It does not appear that in the places of his education he exhibited any uncommon proofs of genius or literature. Lives of the Poets by Samuel Johnson

Charles Dickens It does not appear very likely, for she was going out a hunting that very morning. A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens [1852]

H. G. Wells You go to her — I don’t want to appear in this affair yet — and point out to her how necessary it is she should get a divorce from him . A Story of the Days To Come by H. G. Wells [1897]

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]

Thomas Hardy I was obliged to breakfast there, or appear to do so, to divert suspicion; and this food is supposed to be wanted for my dinner and supper. Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy [1895]

Wilkie Collins He reminded me that a new prima donna was advertised to appear on that night; and he suggested that we should go to the opera. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

D.H. Lawrence But before the signori he was glad also to appear rich. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

Stories of the enchanted bird, music, and water appear in various forms, and the droll-tellers of the Cornish country tell many stories of the weird associated with out-of-doors. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Andrew Lang For she knew far too well what was due to herself and her relations, to appear at Court as if she was a mere nobody. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Henry David Thoreau Most appear to confound changed leaves with withered ones, as if they were to confound ripe apples with rotten ones. Autumnal Tints by Henry David Thoreau [1862]

There is nothing so inconsiderable which may not appear dreadful to an imagination that is filled with omens and prognostics. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Their very subjects, and the mode of treating them, appear to show a change in Coleridge’s attitude towards public affairs if not in the very conditions of his journalistic employment. Coleridge by H. D. Traill [1884]

He looked for a soldier to conduct him to the tent of M. de Beaufort. Then, while his eye was wandering over the plain, turning on all sides, he saw a white form appear behind the scented myrtles. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

G. K. Chesterton What weariness did appear in him appeared in the prime of life; it was due not to age but to overwork, and his exaggerative way of doing everything. Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

Ralph Waldo Emerson The same energy in the Greek Demos drew the remark, that the evils of popular government appear greater than they are; there is compensation for them in the spirit and energy it awakens. The Conduct of Life by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1860]

The proof-sheets were sent to Le Clerc. As before at Amsterdam, the printers appear to have caused him some trouble, but the book was in the booksellers’ shops early in 1690. Locke by Thomas Fowler [1880]

Ford Madox Ford And your brother and his Woman appear so mad in all the other affairs of life that they may well be mad in this also. Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

Arthur Conan Doyle I apologize, sir, if these details appear to be irrelevant, but they are a necessary introduction to that which is to follow. Tales of Terror and Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle [1923]

Virginia Woolf Both Hardy and Charlotte Brontë appear to have founded their styles upon a stiff and decorous journalism. The Common Reader by Virginia Woolf [1925]

Radclyffe Hall In a few weeks’ time the children had got quite accustomed to the thought of a future hundred and fifty a year; it did not appear to make any difference to their everyday lives. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

Marjorie Bowen The hot gloom of evening made his pale clothes and blond hair appear ash-like, as if he was a figure without substance. Forget-me-not by Marjorie Bowen [1932]

Lowans and other desert birds and marsupials appear never to approach the watering-places. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

Arthur Morrison No sooner was the door shut than he rushed to the window, though Josh could not appear in Jago Court for three or four minutes yet. A Child of the Jago by Arthur Morrison

Leslie Stephen The last volume of the Odyssey did not appear till 1726, and the payments were thus spread over eleven years. Alexander Pope by Leslie Stephen [1880]

M. P. Shiel Pools began to appear in the ice, and presently, what was worse, my God, long lanes, across which, somehow, I had to get the sledge. The Purple Cloud by M. P. Shiel [1901]

The militant Democrats on the other side of the river appear to be contemplating extreme measures. Negligible Tales by Ambrose Bierce

They did not perceive that the empty width of their sleeves only made their bodies appear even more stunted than they were. The Secret History of the Court of Justinian by Procopius [1896]

Andrew Lang All this was entirely new to psychologists, many of whom still (at least many popular psychologists of the press) appear to be unacquainted with the circumstances. The Making of Religion by Andrew Lang

Maraquito did not appear to love her own sex. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

Many American Indians are known to admire a head so extremely flattened as to appear to us idiotic. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Anatole France Choulette, without wishing to appear to be careful of his papers, was very orderly about them. The Red Lily by Anatole France [1894]

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

Edith Wharton He was glad, in the end, to appear the more self-possessed of the two. The Descent of Man and other stories by Edith Wharton [1903]

Jeremy Bentham Thus it is wherever the danger of detection is, or (what comes to the same thing,) is likely to appear to be, so small, as to make the punishment appear in a high degree uncertain. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

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]

Henry James Venture to appear as disinterested as you are!” said Mrs. Penniman ingeniously. Washington Square by Henry James [1880]

Olaf Stapledon Thus there will appear a special morality for leaders and a somewhat different morality for lowly folk. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

George Gissing She did not know whether to appear pleased or annoyed, for, in. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

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

William Godwin The fairy tribes appear to have been every where distinguished for their patronage of truth, simplicity and industry, and their abhorrence of sensuality and prevarication. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

H. G. Wells Collectivisation would not so much be organised as appear magically when the incubus of Capitalism and all those irritatingly well-to-do people, were lifted off the great Proletarian soul. The New World Order by H. G. Wells

Anthony Trollope Of course he had no knowledge on the subject, but it did not appear that any learned gentleman was prepared to address the court for any third party. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

She didn’t appear the evening I first called. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

It made her appear truly cylindrical. A Smile of Fortune by Joseph Conrad [1911]

Isabella Bird In the Mediaeval and Elizabethan apartments, it did not appear to me that any anachronisms had been committed with respect to the furniture and decorations. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

Elizabeth Gaskell He felt execrated by all; and as if he could never lay bare the perverted reasonings which had made the performance of undoubted sin appear a duty. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

The multitude of blazing stars caused the sky to appear like a vast scroll of hieroglyphic symbols. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

G. K. Chesterton He did not appear to have had any seat since his arrival, and made his remarks standing half way down what we may call the central aisle. The Flying Inn by G. K. Chesterton [1914]

Edith Wharton And his little speech would, as it were, consecrate the child’s relation to that work, make it appear to her as the continuance of a beautiful, a sacred tradition. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

George Meredith And now a messenger came for Harry. Everybody was so zealously employed in the struggle to appear comfortable under Mrs. Mel, that his departure was hardly observed. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

Victor Hugo But no! It would likewise appear that snow, from its coldness, ought to be the paralysis of winter, and, from its whiteness, the immobility of the winding-sheet. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Daniel Defoe The true original appear Before the effects begin: But storms and tempests are above our rules. The Storm by Daniel Defoe [1704]

It was well said by Themistocles to the King of Persia, ‘That speech was like cloth of arras opened and put abroad, whereby the imagery doth appear in figure; whereas in thought they lie in packs. Bacon by R. W. Church [1884]

I don’t want to appear unneighbourly, and if it goes on I shall have to think about selling the house. War in Heaven by Charles Williams [1930]

Maria Edgeworth The paper, which was half printed, half written, began with these words:—“You are hereby required to appear before me —” “What is all this?” exclaimed our hero. Forester by Maria Edgeworth

Maria Edgeworth I was ready to appear in the ranks of fashion at the opening of the next London campaign. Helen by Maria Edgeworth

Ivan Turgenev Of late years, in response to the assiduous search for ‘new types,’ young men have begun to appear in our literature, determined at all hazards to be ‘fresh’ . The Torrents of Spring by Ivan Turgenev [1872]

Arthur Machen And they kept me waiting twenty-five minutes for the bacon and eggs at breakfast; and when this rare and exotic dish did appear it was by no means excellent. Dreads and Drolls by Arthur Machen

Anthony Trollope It did not, however, appear from his countenance that he had felt, or that he resented the interference; though he did not make any further attempt to enliven the conversation. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

Andrew Lang I can’t appear like this before my own people. The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Guy de Maupassant St. Lucia did not appear to be moved by this news, but, no doubt, out of sheer bravado, the bridegroom, on his way to the church, passed before the two orphans’ house. The Corsican Bandit by Guy de Maupassant [1882]

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]

We are now all three together on the same errand — which doesn’t appear to have struck you yet. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

Oddly enough, the chin, to the length of which he had himself referred in the Champion, does not appear abnormal. Fielding by Austin Dobson

They appear to him as obvious realities, he thinks that he sees them with his eyes. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

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]

H. G. Wells Things that were terrible enough at the time appear to us now as they recede into the past through a thickening, highly retractile veil of grotesqueness and picturesque absurdity. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

G. K. Chesterton Hibbs said, in a muffled voice which came obscurely from under his hidden face, “Wish my presence to appear quite accidental. The Flying Inn by G. K. Chesterton [1914]

Edith Wharton By day, no doubt, they would appear a little worn, but in the moonlight they seemed carved of ivory. Summer by Edith Wharton [1917]

Wilkie Collins But you must excuse one thing — you must excuse my beginning, Mr. Hartright, with an expression of surprise at the interest which you appear to have felt in my late daughter. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Jones didn’t appear in school that night: indeed, for days after he was kept in sick-bay upstairs. My Life and Loves by Frank Harris

George Gissing Her failure to appear did not set the debate at rest. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

The Emperor exerted all his efforts in this direction, and there did not appear to be the least doubt that Paul would be reinstated. The Secret History of the Court of Justinian by Procopius [1896]

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

Ann Radcliffe He took too much care for any thing certain to appear against him, and he was wife so to do, for if it had — it would have been worse for him. The Italian by Ann Radcliffe [1796]

What matters it to us how we appear before one who possesses the depth of our hearts? If you wish to see us often you will treat us without ceremony. The Life of Petrarch by Thomas Campbell

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]

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]

And we think they’ll appear then to be very ordinary and harmless people. Marauders by Night by Arthur Gask [1951]

Piers Plowman, first introduced as the type of the poor and simple, becomes gradually transformed into the Christ. Further on appear Do-well, Do-bet, Do-best. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

Anthony Trollope But the river below the Abbey is to be traversed by stepping-stones, which, to the female uninitiated foot, appear to be full of danger. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

Victor Hugo A dead man might gaze thus on what might appear through the half-opened lid of his sepulchre. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Jack London No one, it was probable, would ever appear to dispute my claim, unless it were the amphibious animals of the ocean. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

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

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

Helen Zimmern The first portion thus came out early in the century, while the last part did not appear till 1825. Maria Edgeworth by Helen Zimmern

The haste of this narrative has many unforeseen drawbacks: it makes it appear as if I had had conquest after conquest and little or no difficulty in my efforts to win love. My Life and Loves by Frank Harris

Wilkie Collins But I have no wish to appear insensible to the banker’s kindness, and my reception at St. Germain depends greatly on the attention I show to Mrs. Eyrecourt’s request. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

But the greater number of the more complex instincts appear to have been gained in a wholly different manner, through the natural selection of variations of simpler instinctive actions. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

The topic which had awakened in me these doubts and consequent agitation will appear from the opening question. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

Edward Jenner James Hill, four years old, was inoculated on the same day, and with part of the same matter which infected Stephen Jenner. It did not appear to have taken effect till the fifth day. On Vaccination Against Smallpox by Edward Jenner

Frederick Marryat Pablo did not appear to understand this, but he obeyed the order of his little mistress, and resumed his seat at the chimney-corner. Children of the New Forest by Frederick Marryat [1847]

Arthur Conan Doyle H.M.S. Colossus, Antigua.” “We appear to have lost our consort,” said Captain Johnson, folding up his instructions and again sweeping the horizon with his glass. The “slapping Sal” by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Henry James Limbert was delightful on the business of this being at last my chance too — my chance, so miraculously vouchsafed, to appear with a certain luxuriance. The Next Time by Henry James [1895]

Virginia Woolf Nor was she unconscious that on the surface the whole thing must appear of the utmost absurdity. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

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

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

If the positions of the lands were uniform and straight along meridians, and not defective and rugged, the variations near lands would be simple; such as appear in the following figure. On the Magnet by William Gilber

George Gissing Brimming over as she was with anxiety and indignation, Petronilla allowed nothing of this to appear in her reception of the revered friend. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

George Gissing He had a very long throat, and made it appear still longer by a habit of pushing forward his chin defiantly. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

Sigmund Freud Dreams of this kind appear to be capable of solution only if we remember that a dream makes no distinction between desire and reality. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Thomas Carlyle If we consider well, it will perhaps appear that in man still there is the same altogether peculiar admiration for the Heroic Gift, by what name soever called, that there at any time was. On Heroes and Hero Worship and the Heroic in History by Thomas Carlyle

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

Henry James I have not seen Bly since the day I left it, and I daresay that to my older and more informed eyes it would now appear sufficiently contracted. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James [1898]

And there we sat; I at my writing desk ready to appear busy with some papers, he behind me out of sight of the door. The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad [1910]

Jack London I had looked for almost any sort of explosion on the Cockney’s part, but to my surprise he did not appear aware of what I was doing. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

From a few feet above the Col-floor appear the eastern faces of the giants of the coast-range; and our altitude, some 3800 feet, gave us to a certain extent a measure of their grand proportions. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

Andrew Lang The next to appear on the same errand was a fat old fellow in the dress of a groom: it was the royal livery he wore, and he plainly thought a good deal of himself. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Graham did not appear till some minutes after the Count. Paulina half turned when his step was heard: they spoke, but only a word or two; their fingers met a moment, but obviously with slight contact. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

Anthony Trollope He had only come, he said for what his great-uncle had left him; and when he found that Antony had spent the money, does not appear to have expressed himself immediately in anger. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

They appear to me to tell the history of Mrs. Haygarth and her husband pretty plainly; but there is evidently something mysterious lurking behind the commonplace existence of the husband. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Anatole France It is a ridiculous impiety to pretend that God made two saints who never existed appear to Jeanne Dulys. However, the ancient chroniclers were not afraid to publish it. At the Sign of the Reine Pédauque by Anatole France

Wilkie Collins Was she not well enough to appear at the dinner-party? I ventured on putting the question to Mr. Farnaby. “You will find her at the tea-table, when we return to the drawing-room. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Robert Louis Stevenson By what means Miss Grant had brought this round I could never guess; I am sure, at least, she dared not to appear openly in the affair, for her papa was compromised in it pretty deep. Catriona by Robert Louis Stevenson

To let her see that I did not want to be thanked, and at the same time not to appear churlish, was a very difficult matter. The Lust of Hate by Guy Boothby [1898]

Willa Cather The boys grinned at him, trying to appear indifferent and at ease. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

Ann Radcliffe They assured her it would be her own fault if she was not happy, and advised her to appear so in his presence. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

Wilkie Collins The Holy Island was threatened with destruction by an evil being, who would one day appear on its shores. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Edward Bellamy It did not appear that any very startling revolution in men’s attire had been among the great changes my host had spoken of, for, barring a few details, my new habiliments did not puzzle me at all. Looking Backward From 2000 to 1887 by Edward Bellamy

Bronislaw Malinowski Only so far as the hunting is allotted to men and collecting to women, do natural gifts appear to be taken into account. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

Moreover, the ‘on’ fails to appear to our senses as one of those unintelligible ‘betweens’ that have to be separately hooked on the terms they pretend to connect. A Pluralistic Universe by William James [1909]

Andrew Lang It does not appear that Leyden went ballad-hunting in Ettrick before he rode thither with Scott in the spring of 1802. Sir Walter Scott and the Border Minstrelsy by Andrew Lang [1910]

They turn round to consult; you can almost hear the man’s heart beat, as he bites the stalk of rosemary, with a desperate effort to appear composed. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

Anthony Trollope And yet she must not let it appear that Stalham was no longer dear to her merely because Colonel Stubbs had left it. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope It was singular to him that there should appear to be so little privacy on the subject; that there should be held to be so little necessity for a secret. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

Elizabeth Gaskell Not that she fully believed Fanny’s statement; but she credited enough to make her manner to Margaret appear very much constrained, at wishing her good-bye. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

And Margaret would come flitting into the room to me, or appear noiselessly standing, a tall gracefully drooping form, in the wide open doorway. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

Anthony Trollope But he so painted Mr. Anderson’s prospects in life, as did also Lady Mountjoy, as to make it appear that if Florence could put up with young Anderson she would do very well with herself. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

The smiles, which had begun to appear with the unwonted sunshine, were seen no more. The Vision of Tom Chuff by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

The troops we squander’d first again appear From several quarters, and enclose the rear. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

John Bunyan And verily since this is the height thy stomach, they are at a distance from us, should they appear to thee as they did to him, they might put thee to second thoughts. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan [1675]

His mention of the fact did not appear to encourage Mr. Parrish, who began the statement of his case in a rather diffident tone; but he soon warmed up, and finished upon a note of fierce denunciation. Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

Betrayed me to Lizzie. What a calamity! She did not appear to have come down after Roger, did not appear to know that he was connected with Lady Bevere—or that the names were the same. Roger Bevere by Ellen Wood [1884]

Otherwise, it did not appear as if anything in the shack had been interfered with. The Vaults of Blackarden Castle by Arthur Gask [1950]

It was a pleasant thing to breakfast without the society of the brilliant Horatio, whose brilliancy was apt to appear somewhat ghastly at that early period of the morning. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

Guy de Maupassant Suddenly the lights of a town, which seems to be of considerable size, appear before us. The Trip of Le Horla (Le Voyage du Horla) by Guy de Maupassant [1887]

She was looking fixedly at the Tower, as if she expected something to appear there, and he followed her eyes. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

Not a muscle twitched amongst them, not even the powerful muscles of Gaspar Ruiz, who, deluged with the blood of his neighbours and shamming death, strove to appear more lifeless than the others. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

Edith Wharton His reply that he would wait did not appear to hasten the leisurely process of her toilet, and he had the room to himself for a full half-hour. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

H. G. Wells Only when the twenty-first century was well under way did any consciousness of the primary operating forces in human biology appear in the discussion and conduct of world affairs. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Journeys, you know, appear much shorter when we travel two in company. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

William Makepeace Thackeray Thomas Moore has written rather an awful description of it; and it may indeed appear big to him, and to the fairies who must have inhabited the place in old days, that’s clear. The Irish Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

Henry James But there is, I confess, another plane of intelligence, honourable, and very honourable, in its way, from which it may legitimately appear important to have something to show. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

Arthur Conan Doyle I shall not appear in the matter. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

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]

Theodore Dreiser Stener was to be sentenced the maximum sentence for his crime in order that the party and the courts should appear properly righteous. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

It might be thought the latter would appear the more important. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

G. K. Chesterton All such phrases as these must appear of course to overstate the case. Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

Andrew Lang But, in this process, points of importance might be omitted; and, in certain cases, words from letters of other dates appear to have been inserted by Mr. Froude, to clear up the situation. The Valet’s Tragedy by Andrew Lang

James Joyce He could not see her face but he could see the terra-cotta and salmon-pink panels of her skirt which the shadow made appear black and white. Dubliners by James Joyce

Maria Edgeworth The general did not offer his arm or appear to notice her. Helen by Maria Edgeworth

He was summoned to appear before the Grand Inquisitor. He rose, and followed his Gaoler with painful steps. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

The crackling flames appear on high. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

Jules Verne An instant afterward the huge shadow would be dissipated, and the reflection of the sands appear again in full force. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne [1881]

Charles Dickens We met, not like strangers, but like friends — the only difference between us being, that I was very much surprised to see him, and that he did not appear to be at all surprised to see me. The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices by Charles Dickens [1857]

They may have been influenced in this by Poe’s studies of madness, as by Maupassant’s, and they appear to have an influence over certain present-day writers. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

In the anthology known as Tottel’s Miscellany, first published in 1557, 96 pieces by W. appear along with 40 by Surrey, and others by different hands. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

On the one hand he did not want Larose to ask him any awkward questions about Professor Bannister and yet, on the other, he wanted to find out how it was Larose was now daring to appear in town again. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

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]

One man alone was not responsible for all those knocks your gamekeeper got; particularly so, as it does not appear from the look of his knuckles that he got in even one blow himself. His Prey was Man by Arthur Gask [1942]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Such as she had been in her days of innocence, so did she appear this evening. The Snow Image and other stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1851]

Anthony Trollope He adds also that Cicero took care not to allow the joke to appear in the published edition of his speech. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Immediately after, I saw in reality Monsieur de Franchi appear at the door. The Corsican Brothers by Alexandre Dumas [1844]

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

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]

It is rather a slow shifting in the philosophic perspective, making things appear as from a new centre of interest or point of sight. The Meaning of Truth by William James

M. P. Shiel As I rose, I fell flat: and what I did thereafter I did in a state of existence whose acts, to the waking mind, appear unreal as dream. The Purple Cloud by M. P. Shiel [1901]

Henry Handel Richardson He infected Laura; and there the two of them sat, doing their best to appear unconscious of the terrible spasms which, every few seconds, distorted their faces. The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson

Jules Verne I have already called your attention to certain peculiarities, which to me appear inexplicable; the total absence of stones everywhere, and the clear-cut line of the coast. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

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]

At the end of September appear the “latter rains,” which are the more copious, as they seldom last more than six hours at a time. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

Victor Hugo When the unchangeable broods over us — when Heaven, the abyss, the life, grave, and eternity appear patent — then it is we feel that all is inaccessible, all is forbidden, all is sealed. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

George Meredith Her brother was of opinion that Mr. Patrick O’Donnell would be as good as his word, and might be expected to appear there while the novelty lasted. Celt and Saxon by George Meredith [1910]

He answered from time to time so as not to appear absolutely dumb, and then only a few syllables. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Andrew Lang By-and-by a trumpet sounded, and she hurried home, only to appear again in a few moments walking by the side of her father down to the river. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Wilkie Collins My clerk wrote to inquire if there was any chance of my returning to England in time to appear in court at the opening of next law term. The Dead Alive by Wilkie Collins [1874]

He eyed Agatha very intently and it required all her strength of will not to appear nervous. The Man of Death by Arthur Gask [1945]

She had refused to appear till then owing to her implacable hostility to Pseldonimov’s mother, but to that we will refer later. An Unpleasant Predicament by Fyodor Dostoyevsky [1861]