Phrases with "appearance"

Anthony Trollope She could not very well make her appearance at Plaistow Hall, and say that she had come there for shelter and succour. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

There is, also, a considerable body of evidence shewing that in the Southern States the house-slaves of the third generation present a markedly different appearance from the field-slaves. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Wilkie Collins In mentioning his appearance as a witness at the Trial, I find I have borrowed (without meaning to do so) from my experience of him at this later time. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

On the contrary, I waited for my Gaoler’s appearance at first with impatience, and afterwards with despair. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

Henry Handel Richardson Ned’s appearance gave him a pleasant shock: it was just as if Polly herself, translated into male terms, stood before him. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

The streets in the vicinity of the Marsh-gate and Victoria Theatre present an appearance of dirt and discomfort on such a night, which the groups who lounge about them in no degree tend to diminish. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

Wilkie Collins The appearance of his twin-brother in the story was a complication in itself. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Richard Burton Al-Ghadir is an extensive plain, which probably presents the appearance of a lake after heavy rains. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

George Gissing Brightly responsive, Sibyl welcomed his appearance in the drawing-room. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

She seemed impressed with the appearance of Robert’s car, and asked him in to have a cup of tea — there being apparently no hour of the day when a cup of tea was not a possible article of diet. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

Benjamin Disraeli His appearance was engaging, his manners gentle if not gentlemanlike, and he had a temper never disturbed. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

I waited for some time, but as he did not put in an appearance I left the room and made my way down the corridor in the direction of the Dona Consuelo’s sitting-room. Dr Nikola’s Experiment by Guy Boothby [1899]

It was not gratified vanity that troubled my thoughts, but the consciousness that my appearance produced—first of all a startled surprise, then undisguised alarm, and, finally, indescribable horror. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

I lay awake for an hour trying to account for his sudden appearance from that cab. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

Charles Kingsley So they had lived, and so they had waited, till that week before last Christmas-day, when Mellot and Stangrave made their appearance in Whitbury, and became Mark Armsworth’s guests. Two Years Ago by Charles Kingsley

Many groups were indescribably whimsical, both in appearance and manner. Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope

With, what he estimated, the greater than a million to one chance that he would run into Mangan himself, Larose had not come made-up, or altered his appearance in any way. The Vaults of Blackarden Castle by Arthur Gask [1950]

Kelly, dressed decorously in sober black and with his hair well plastered down, was trying hard to assume what he believed to be the correct appearance of a gentleman’s servant. The Hidden Door by Arthur Gask [1934]

Henry James Her appearance of health constituted her principal claim to beauty, and her clear, fresh complexion, in which white and red were very equally distributed, was, indeed, an excellent thing to see. Washington Square by Henry James [1880]

Tobias Smolle I would not balk the impatience of her passion for the world — the least appearance of coldness or indifference would ruin all; and such offers don’t occur every day. The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smolle

Anthony Trollope No doubt my appearance was against me. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

H. G. Wells After the first contact all appearance of an orderly control disappeared. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

But suddenly a little figure made its appearance beside Pseldonimov, and began bowing. An Unpleasant Predicament by Fyodor Dostoyevsky [1861]

George Gissing The appearance was intensely respectable, from the scanty locks carefully brushed forward on each side of the forehead, down to the immaculate boots which made no sound upon the carpet. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Here the two great men of the monastery were awaiting us, and as soon as we made our appearance they signed to our guides to bring us closer to them. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

Within half an hour he made his appearance in Forde’s sitting-room, a timid, short, broad man, with pale eyes, and a blank white face like a full moon. The Crowned Skull by Fergus Hume

Although many kinds of monkeys are far from beautiful according to our taste, other species are universally admired for their elegant appearance and bright colours. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Anthony Trollope Should he ultimately succeed in marrying the young lady the enterprise would bear less of an appearance of failure than it would do otherwise. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

E. Phillips Oppenheim He had the appearance of a man beside himself with anger. The Amazing Partnership by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1914]

Jules Verne There was no doubt the Sergeant was right in assigning war then as the cause of the forsaken appearance of the plains. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

Henry James On the point of conceding that Chad had improved in appearance, but that to the question of appearance the remark must be confined, he checked even that compromise and left his reservation bare. The Ambassadors by Henry James [1903]

Suppose we put in an appearance at the work-people’s ball? I promised them, and the good folks will be so happy!” “As you please. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

Another volume of verse appeared in 1832; and its appearance seems to have been due rather to the urgent persuasion of his friends than to his own eagerness to appear in print. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

Maria Edgeworth He was sincere in all he said of Lady Millicent’s appearance and manners; but as to the rest, he did not think himself bound to tell all he knew about her. Ormond by Maria Edgeworth

Those two who have left the room are the only objects which retain a distinct material appearance to me; and that appearance causes me pain, amounting to agony. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

I don’t intend to be swamped by redcoats: they are needed for appearance rather than anything else: my main reliance is on my own civilians. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

Radclyffe Hall A little stain of dampness was making its appearance on the carpet as well. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

Benjamin Disraeli The moment Lord Monteagle was declared out of danger, Lord Cadurcis made his appearance in public. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

Edith Wharton It would have been as difficult to discover any resemblance between the two situations as between the appearance of the persons concerned. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton [1920]

Anthony Trollope And there was occasionally a weight of melancholy about Lady Harcourt, amounting in appearance almost to savage sternness, which kept all inquiry aloof. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

Baldwin Spencer Its surface is worked in such a way as to give the appearance of strands of string running round either end and lengthwise across a band in the middle of the knob. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Arthur Machen Soon the streets began to suggest the appearance of a beleaguered city, the silence that had preceded the frost deepened, and the mist hung over the earth like a dense white smoke. The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen [1907]

Arthur Machen You saw the appearance of those things that gathered thick and writhed in the Bowl; you may be sure that what lay bound in the midst of them was no longer fit for earth. The Shining Pyramid by Arthur Machen

George Gissing At the same time, it was necessary to avoid any appearance of mystery, and people were given to understand that she had passed some years with her family in the midland town. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

Edith Wharton Boyne burst out laughing, and the Princess nervously joined him, perhaps to cover the appearance of defeat. The Children by Edith Wharton [1928]

The next morning, very early, he was in Kew Gardens again, but the day passed with no appearance of Mr. Chilcott, and there was no raid upon any of the flowers. The Tragedy of the Silver Moon by Arthur Gask [1940]

Kate Chopin The following morning, the only sign which she gave of her mental disturbance, was an appearance that might have succeeded a night of unrefreshing sleep. At Fault by Kate Chopin

So it was not until the Saturday evening that he put in an appearance at the professor’s flat to claim the reward. The Vaults of Blackarden Castle by Arthur Gask [1950]

Oscar Wilde Besides, he has the appearance of being rich, and the flowers he sends are lovely. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

Arthur Conan Doyle Ah, yes, here it is! The inscription beneath it runs: ‘Probable appearance in life of the Jurassic Dinosaur Stegosaurus. The hind leg alone is twice as tall as a full-grown man. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

In appearance she was quite cool and undisturbed. Cloud the Smiter by Arthur Gask [1926]

I cannot say I much liked Roger’s appearance now, as he sat opposite me in the railway-carriage, leaning against the arm of the comfortably-cushioned seat. Roger Bevere by Ellen Wood [1884]

The description she gave me of him was that he was young, very respectable in appearance and looked as if he might be a clerk in some office. The Silent Dead by Arthur Gask [1950]

H. G. Wells Marjorie was a seasoned debater, self-possessed, with a voice very well controlled and a complete mastery of that elaborate appearance of reasonableness which is so essential to good public speaking. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

Her appearance pleased his fastidious, rather old-fashioned taste. Studies in Love and Terror by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

His appearance was decidedly changed, for he wore a pair of dark blue linen trousers, of the type French “navvies” habitually affect, and a loosely fitting coat of rough woolen material. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

George Gissing Unless Mrs. Hannaford was mistaken, his breath wafted an alcoholic odour; but Mr. Kite had every appearance of present sobriety. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

H. G. Wells It was inevitable that a person of so remarkable an appearance and bearing should form a frequent topic in such a village as Iping. Opinion was greatly divided about his occupation. The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells [1897]

The present revival of interest in the supernatural and its appearance in literature are as marked in the drama as in fiction or poetry. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Andrew Lang The appearance of that bird, by the way, is, in the folk-lore of Surrey, an omen of death. The Valet’s Tragedy by Andrew Lang

Startled at the sound the timid Nuns started away, prepared to hasten from the Vault at the first appearance of danger. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

Anthony Trollope About an hour before dinner there was a knock at his door, and the earl himself, when summoned, made his appearance in the room. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope He was not out of elbows, nor was he an absentee Castle Richmond had no appearance of having been thrown out of its own windows. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Back came an answer by return, saying that if I would appear next Monday I might take over my new duties at once, provided that my appearance was satisfactory. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

George Eliot Every one looked at him: the well-washed face and its educated expression, along with a dress more careless than that of most well-to-do workmen on a holiday, made his appearance strangely arresting. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

I fear not that; but an immodest appearance before you I cannot suffer myself to be guilty of, but under your own command. Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins by Robert Paltock [1751]

The secondary formations are more broken; but, as Bronn has remarked, neither the appearance nor disappearance of the many species embedded in each formation has been simultaneous. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

George Meredith The appearance of a white uniform in his mother’s box over the stage caused Ammiani to shut up his glass. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

If the external appearance of the houses, or a glance at their inhabitants, present but few attractions, a closer acquaintance with either is little calculated to alter one’s first impression. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

And yet I do not wish to have towards you the appearance of a man so badly informed as I seem. Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Richard Burton The appearance of the Caravan was most striking, as it threaded its slow way over the smooth surface of the Khabt (low plain). Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

G. K. Chesterton The public crisis became acute in Pavonia with the appearance of the rather mysterious agitation about “The Word”. Four Faultless Felons by G. K. Chesterton [1930]

Anne Bronte I told her I was better, but to excuse my appearance admitted I had had a restless night. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte [1848]

Send the house-keeper here,” he ordered as Fanny smiling demurely made her appearance at the door. A Strange Disappearance by Anna Katharine Green

Thomas More They think that such a man’s appearance before God cannot be acceptable to him, who being called on, does not go out cheerfully, but is backward and unwilling, and is, as it were, dragged to it. Utopia by Thomas More

Isabella Bird The fabric seemed kept together by two large beams, which added to the top-heavy appearance of the whole affair. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

Arthur Conan Doyle His appearance corresponded to the sounds which we had heard. The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Jane Austen His appearance is so much against him, and his manner so bad, that if she ever were disposed to favour him, she is not now. Emma by Jane Austen [1816]

Bram Stoker Thus full-fledged for his work in life, he made his first properly-recorded appearance in the pillory in 1580, for an offence which is variously spoken of as forgery and coining. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

The comfort and English appearance of the exile’s dwelling were charming to him; and while he could hear himself talk, he fancied that every one about him must be satisfied. Lodore by Mary Shelley

To anyone who sees him for the first time now, he’s only just got the ordinary fresh appearance of a healthy out-of-doors man. The House on the Island by Arthur Gask [1931]

Wilkie Collins I asked what he meant by “later events” — with an appearance of the utmost innocence. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

H. Rider Haggard Now the noise died away, for every eye watched for the appearance of Juanna. In a few moments a figure clad in white and guarded by several men was seen advancing from the direction of the arms-house. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

George Gissing Hope be back Thursday. Express sincerest regret Mr. Peak. Lament appearance discourtesy. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

George Gissing Its appearance seemed to gratify the visitor, for she smiled timidly. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

Henry Handel Richardson With an appearance of unconcern, Maurice strolled back to the group by the window. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Anthony Trollope Sir Raffle was a great bully, and the Board was uncommonly glad to be rid of him; but as this was to be his last appearance at the Committee Office, they submitted to his voice meekly. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing Seen from behind, her masses of elaborately dressed hair gave her the appearance of a young woman; when she turned at the sound of a footfall, the presentation of her parchment visage came as a shock. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

Anthony Trollope Facing you, as you drove in, was the body of the building, with the huge porch projecting on the right so as to give the appearance of a portion of the house standing out on that side. Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Wilkie Collins He, who forbade the plucking of a single flower on ordinary occasions, must, with his own hands, have seriously damaged the appearance of his beautiful garden. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

George Meredith Nor did Henrietta’s allusions to his broken appearance move his wife, except in her saying regretfully: ‘He changes. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

E. Phillips Oppenheim There was something about Mr. Padgham’s appearance which made him think it would be just as well to remain in their place of concealment. The Strange Boarders of Palace Crescent by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

When he took from “Smiler” Callahan a cigar which had every appearance of being excellent, innocent Havana, the act denoted both intelligence and caution. Unseen - Unfeared by Francis Stevens

Edgar Allan Poe What it was that Pompey saw so very peculiar in my appearance I have never yet been able to find out. Humorous Tales by Edgar Allan Poe

Wilkie Collins First, Geoffrey’s private conference with Sir Patrick on the subject of Irregular Marriages in Scotland. Secondly, Anne Silvester’s appearance at Windygates. Thirdly, Anne’s flight. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Henry Handel Richardson They had seats in the centre of the front row of the dress circle; all eyes were turned on them as they entered; and Polly’s appearance was the subject of audible and embarrassing comment. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

Six weeks, and Lesbia’s appearance in society had been one perpetual triumph; but as yet nothing serious had happened. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Anthony Trollope When he shall once have had his wings so smeared with mud as to give him even the appearance of adversity, no other cock will ever respect him again. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

Ford Madox Ford I think the girl ought to have the appearance of being chaperoned with Edward in these places. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

Jane Austen Do you think it will look well?” The whole party were but just reassembled in the drawing-room when Mr. Weston made his appearance among them. Emma by Jane Austen [1816]

Wilkie Collins Before either Mr. Franklin or I could say a word, Sergeant Cuff struck in smoothly, with an appearance of continuing the previous conversation. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Arthur Conan Doyle The one unpleasant thing about the house, which struck me at once, was the appearance and conduct of the servants. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Sir Walter Scott There was no appearance of a floor of any kind; the roof seemed rent in several places; the walls were composed of loose stones and turf, and the thatch of branches of trees. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

Wilkie Collins She recovered the assurance which had marked her first appearance on the scene. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

From the bank the stockbroker went to his office, where he saw Frederick Orcott, to whom he announced his stepdaughter’s death with all due appearance of sorrow. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

The poor Indians are now in such dread of fire-arms, that on the first appearance of a boat coming up the river they desert their houses and run into the woods for shelter. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

All mental distress is, with some show of reason, associated in our minds with loose, disordered garments and dishabilled hair, and an appearance in every way the reverse of my lady’s. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

They presented an appearance too ridiculous to awaken genuine compassion. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Alfred Ainger His conceptions rose kindlier than his utterance, and his happiest impromptus had the appearance of effort. Charles Lamb by Alfred Ainger [1882]

Anna Katherine Green A half-hour later, Gryce, for whose appearance the Inspector had been anxiously waiting, came in with his report. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

Richard Burton And entering the Bab al-Rahmah6 — the Gate of Pity, — by a diminutive flight of steps, I was astonished at the mean and tawdry appearance of a place so universally venerated in the Moslem world. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Elizabeth Gaskell Mr. Bell did not make his appearance even on the day to which he had for a second time deferred his visit. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

Florence Dixie As we rode along we were surprised by the sudden appearance of a man on horseback, galloping towards us. Across Patagonia by Florence Dixie [1880]

A very pretty fight was spoiled by the sudden appearance of other actors on the scene. Mr. Ely’s Engagement by Richard Marsh

Thomas Hardy He stood for a moment admiring the fresh appearance of the leaves by candlelight, and then he thought of the transaction of the day. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

Nellie Bly So closely were these rings placed that, at a distance, the ear had the appearance of being rimmed in gold. Around the World in Seventy-Two Days by Nellie Bly [1890]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I chanced to look at him at an unexpected moment, and his appearance astonished me. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

Sigmund Freud In that way, the real speed of thought will be augmented in appearance by improvements due to the wakened imagination. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Leslie Stephen It came in with the periwigs, to which it is so often compared, and, like the artificial headgear, was an attempt to give a dignified or full-dress appearance to the average prosaic human being. Alexander Pope by Leslie Stephen [1880]

Walter Scott With this resolution they crossed the Forth at different ferries, and rendezvoused at the suburb called Portsburgh, where their appearance in a body soon called numbers around them. The Heart of Mid-Lothian by Walter Scott [1818]

Walter Scott The simplicity of the fare appeared to produce no distaste in the females, who ate of it moderately, but with the usual appearance of appetite. The Abbot by Walter Scott [1820]

She was a lily, they say, in appearance and character, and so I bring her lilies. The Circular Study by Anna Katharine Green

Tobias Smolle The mountain is covered with pines, and the laurus cerasus, the fruit of which being now ripe, made a most romantic appearance through the snow that lay upon the branches. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

There are singular exceptions, however, to the general appearance of vegetation impudent with fat living, and certain birds have been wholly misled. Last Leaves from Dunk Island by E. J. Banfield

Gaston Leroux This anniversary and your sudden appearance in my room at the Opera, the other evening, reminded me of the time long past and made me write to you as the little girl that I then was . The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux [1910]

Being quite unsophisticated they were as much amused by my appearance as I at theirs. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

Jonathan Swif The Ministry hear me always with appearance of regard, and much kindness; but I doubt they let personal quarrels mingle too much with their proceedings. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

They gave away some as presents, and bartered others for the wares of the Spaniards; so that the camp, crowded with a motley throng of every age and sex, wore the appearance of a fair. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

H. G. Wells That appearance and that swarming of scholars would make an extraordinary ¤ story. World Brain by H. G. Wells [1938]

Thomas Wolfe Nothing in her manner or appearance had changed. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

After one or two efforts, and after presenting from below an appearance that would have provoked laughter at any other time, I succeeded in getting through and upon the leads. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

Your full name for the record, please, Mr. Barbour.” Clemens, who would reserve any attempt to “rattle” me for my appearance in the rebuttal, was politeness itself. Serapion by Francis Stevens

Wilkie Collins The appearance of the Frenchmen on the coast, and the loss to the English, mentioned above, produced the results naturally to be expected. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

He was murdered, and by parties whose position places them above suspicion, as their wealth and seeming prosperity rob them of even the appearance of motive for such a terrible deed. The Mill Mystery by Anna Katharine Green

Algernon Blackwood During our last term together it lay in almost complete abeyance, only making an appearance from time to time in those vivid dreams which still presented themselves in sleep. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

Arnold Bennett The appearance and manner of his fare, the quality of the kit-bag, and the opening gestures of the interview between the two young dukes, had put the cabman in an optimistic mood. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Anatole France In fine, notwithstanding its appearance of ruin and its green drapery, that little house had its charm. The Red Lily by Anatole France [1894]

Robert Louis Stevenson It was at first proposed to carry all these to the doctor, particularly Faauma, whose shoulder bore an appearance of erysipelas, that sent the amateur below. Vailima Letters by Robert Louis Stevenson

Anthony Trollope In another, in an earlier chapter, he says “that the State,” meaning the city, “was disturbed by all this, and its appearance changed. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

He described the sounds which he had overheard from his master’s room, the subsequent appearance of Merton, and the conversation which had passed between them. The Evil Guest by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

The appearance of the place is very wild and beautiful, bringing to my mind the description of the romantic islands of the Pacific, which old geographers dwell upon so fondly. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Anthony Trollope In appearance he was not the sort of lover to satisfy the preconceptions of such a girl as Ayala. But he was good-natured and true. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

D. H. Lawrence And with an appearance of the same insouciance, she helped herself to Aunt Cissie’s cake also, adding as an afterthought: “If you’re sure you don’t want it. The Virgin and the Gypsy by D. H. Lawrence

Washington Irving Shortly after the appearance of The Traveler, Dr. Johnson read it aloud from beginning to end in her presence. The Life of Oliver Goldsmith by Washington Irving [1840]

Guy de Maupassan The enchantment of it penetrates your being, a strange enchantment of form, color and appearance of an inanimate object. A Tress of Hair (One Phase of Love) (Le Chevelure) by Guy de Maupassan

This gave him an appearance of irresolution foreign to his character. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

George Gissing Dressed with excessive carelessness, he had the appearance rather of one at odds with fortune than of a substantial man of business. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

Charles Stur We had already passed several small water-holes, but at the entrance of the gap passed some larger ones in which the water was brackish, and these had the appearance of being permanent. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

Something in my tone or appearance seemed to startle her. The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green

His first literary appearance was a contribution of four sonnets to Coleridge’s Poems on Various Subjects (1796). A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

William Hope Hodgson In the same instant, I found myself looking down into a white demoniac face, human save that the mouth and nose had greatly the appearance of a beak. The Boats of the “Glen Carrig” by William Hope Hodgson

Nevertheless, d’Artagnan was desirous of examining the appearance of this impertinent personage who ridiculed him. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

I bent over the body, and took in my hand the edge of his cloak, less altered in appearance than the human frame it clothed. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Thomas Hardy This done, he turned towards home, by the help of what he carried in his valise adjusting himself to his ordinary appearance as he neared the quarter in which he was known. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

Talking to her, he realized how easy it was to present an appearance of orthodoxy while having no grasp whatever of what orthodoxy meant. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

The appearance is the more deceitful because the axes of nearly all twining-plants are really twisted; and they are twisted in the same direction with the spontaneous revolving movement. The Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants by Charles Darwin

H. G. Wells But if you can really grasp the shameful grotesqueness of the old life, you will begin to appreciate the interpretation of old Mrs. Verrall’s appearance that leapt up at once in my mind. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

Jacques Futrelle After the first dismay, there was a general movement of the crowd in that direction, a movement which was checked by Mr. Campbell’s appearance upon a chair, with a smile on his bland face. Elusive Isabel by Jacques Futrelle [1909]

Andrew Lang Instant search being often made, we never could discover any appearance of human or brute being. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang

Anthony Trollope I felt convinced that if the boat were at this moment lying in the harbour all that appearance of excessive weakness would soon vanish. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

He had the appearance of a man who is at liberty and is happy, and there was no one beside ourselves in the fields. In the World by Maksim Gorky

Thomas Love Peacock Little John, however, had not made his appearance when the fatal procession began its march; but when they reached the place of execution, Little John appeared, accompanied by a ghostly friar. Maid Marian by Thomas Love Peacock

Isabella Bird New York is calculated to present as imposing an appearance to an Englishman as its antiquated namesake does to an American, with its age, silence, stateliness, and decay. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

Arthur Conan Doyle His appearance seemed to reassure my father, or perhaps it was the sight of the rings which flashed on the stranger’s left hand every time he raised it to his lips. Our Midnight Visitor by Arthur Conan Doyle

This skirmish served the double purpose of strengthening Harley against the reckless zealots of his party, and keeping up Defoe’s appearance of impartiality. Daniel Defoe by William Minto [1879]

George Gissing His appearance and character appear to me to merit a few lines of description. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

There was nothing necessarily supernatural in the fact that Vincenti had reached his hundred and tenth year, and had but the appearance of seventy-five. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

Wilkie Collins But beware how you presume on an appearance of indifference, which is nothing but conceit in disguise. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

Anthony Trollope Lord Fawn did not make his appearance at Richmond on the Saturday evening, nor was he seen on the Sunday. That Sunday was, we may presume, chiefly devoted to reflection. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Oh! yes, his whole appearance is unusual, and to those accustomed to seeing him one glance only would always satisfy and fill the eye. The Lonely House by Arthur Gask [1929]

Nellie Bly Her appearance confirmed her story. Ten Days in a Mad-House by Nellie Bly

Anna Katherine Green There was no bad blood between these two whatever their past relations or present suspicions, and they were soon shaking hands with every appearance of mutual cordiality. Dark Hollow by Anna Katherine Green

Her appearance was altered, as I had told Heathcliff; but when she was calm, there seemed unearthly beauty in the change. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

Walter Scott There was an appearance of shrinking among them at the approach of the heretic lord, so dreaded and so powerful. The Monastery by Walter Scott [1820]

Tobias Smolle He laughed, and made an apology for his freedom, assuring me, that my appearance had very much prepossessed him in my favour; and what he said was only intended as a joke on the doctor’s solemnity. The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smolle

At five minutes to the hour I returned to the station, and, just as I reached it, punctual almost to the tick of the clock, the train made its appearance round the bend of the line. The Lust of Hate by Guy Boothby [1898]

William Makepeace Thackeray He has lately been playing a good deal with Famish. When he makes his appearance in the drawing-room, which occasionally happens at a hunt-meeting or a race-ball, he enjoys himself extremely. The Book of Snobs by William Makepeace Thackeray [1846]

D. H. Lawrence I instantly hated him for the filthy appearance he made. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

Henry Fielding Being a stranger among them entitles you to the better place, and to the greater degree of civility; and if you wear but the appearance of a gentleman, they never suspect you are not one. Amelia by Henry Fielding

Theodore Dreiser His grace, tact, and ornate appearance gave the place an air which was most essential, while at the same time his long experience made him a most excellent judge of its stock necessities. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Nikolai Gogol What remarkable features!’ He redoubled his energy; and began himself to notice how some of his sitter’s traits were making their appearance on the canvas. The Mysterious Portrait by Nikolai Gogol

Walter Scott He the more readily acquiesced, as, from the size and appearance of the soldier, and the gallant bearing he displayed, he had no doubt of his individual person, and fully confided in his valour. Count Robert of Paris by Walter Scott [1832]

H. Rider Haggard Again, Sir Henry’s magnificent personal appearance made a deep impression upon a race who possess a greater love of beauty than any other I have ever been acquainted with. Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard

Instead, I stayed at home and wrote out a full account of the whole affair up to Medina’s appearance at Haripol, and I set down baldly what I believed to be his purpose. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

Mr. Henry Muffins has every appearance of being a most happy man. The Jest of Life by Arthur Gask [1936]

George Meredith Kit Ines had an appearance of springy readiness to lead off again. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

There floated the face, bodiless again, but aside from that with an appearance of substantiality which equaled — it could not exceed — that of its last tragic visitation. Serapion by Francis Stevens

Thus attired, he was scarcely more prepossessing in appearance than Lecoq, and one would have hesitated before deciding which of the two it would be preferable to meet at night on a deserted highway. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

Elizabeth Gaskell It was all quiet deep down below, but as he gazed the shifting light gave the appearance of a slight movement. The Doom of the Griffiths by Elizabeth Gaskell [1858]

He paused and listened:— ‘There was no voice, nor any that answered;’ — but as the wrinkled and torn canvas fell to the floor, its undulations gave the portrait the appearance of smiling. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

Wilkie Collins The instant she perceives an appearance of moisture, she is to run for me. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Wilkie Collins Phoebe and her sweetheart sat together, waiting the appearance of the supper, on a little sofa at the other end of the room. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Henry James It appeared to her that, different as they were in appearance and general style, Isabel and she had somewhere a patch of common ground that they would set their feet upon at last. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Wilkie Collins Sir Patrick looked at the son of his old friend, with every appearance of being disappointed in the young man for the first time. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Charles Stur Certainly, to judge from the smooth and delicate appearance of the weeds round that sheet of water the fish were not disturbed. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

Algernon Blackwood Its appearance was a sign that “N.H.” was stirring into activity and utterance. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Nathaniel Hawthorne A heavy yawn preceded the appearance of a man, who, like the Moonshine of Pyramus and Thisbe, carried a lantern, needlessly aiding his sister luminary in the heavens. The Snow Image and other stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1851]

Theodore Dreiser The appearance of Frank Cowperwood at this time was, to say the least, prepossessing and satisfactory. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Thomas Hardy This appearance of his conveyed a true impression; he had become a stagnant man. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

Thomas Hardy At length she came trotting round to him, in appearance much as on the romantic morning of their visit to the cliff, but shorn of the radiance which glistened about her then. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]