Phrases with "appearing"

George Meredith They will bring all society down on her with one of their explosive sly words appearing so careless, the cowards. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Rudyard Kipling But the Bengali, appearing from somewhere, had given them money, and could make shift with their dialect. Kim by Rudyard Kipling [1901]

Arthur Conan Doyle In case he joined us upon this footing we should have no objection to his name appearing as one of the firm. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

H. G. Wells We have seen the urge towards unity and order, appearing and being frustrated, reappearing and again being defeated. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Walter Scott This circumstance, the result, probably, of a trick or habit, appearing suspicious to the judges, the staff of the sorcerer was burned along with his person. The Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border by Walter Scott [1802-1803]

Jack London An advertisement, for instance, such as this, appearing in yesterday morning’s paper:— “Clerk wanted, with knowledge of shorthand, typewriting, and invoicing: wages ten shillings ($2. The People of the Abyss by Jack London [1903]

Nathaniel Hawthorne The pictures, concealed for months, gleamed forth again in undiminished splendor, appearing to throw a sombre light across the room rather than to be disclosed by a borrowed radiance. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Walter Scott General Campbell also offered his assistance, the rest appearing too much affected by the scene which had taken place to prevent him. Redgauntlet by Walter Scott [1824]

Henry James A chair had been placed at the head of her bed, and Miss Pynsent sat down without her appearing to notice it. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

He is very punctilious about these entertainments, and has a passion for appearing in great houses with me. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

In the hands of D. the original plan was entirely altered, and became the Pickwick Papers which, appearing in monthly parts during 1837–39, took the country by storm. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

Ann Radcliffe Here her woman found her, upon whose entrance she arose hastily, and reproved her for appearing uncalled. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

George Gissing Alma, appearing with Hughie, spoke at once of the strange noises she had heard, and Harvey gave his account of the uproar. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Arthur Conan Doyle The pit was full of light—a vague, greenish, glimmering light, which pervaded its whole extent without appearing to radiate from any central point. The Stone of Boxman’s Drift by Arthur Conan Doyle

Henry James She gratified him after a moment, because she could not refuse without appearing to put a hurt upon Verena; but it went hard with her, and she was altogether discomposed. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

Jules Verne The time thus passed away pleasantly, these brave men not appearing to have any fears for the future. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Joseph Furphy We could see Price’s teams stopped, half a mile away; one of the loads appearing low, and canted over to the off side; bogged, evidently. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

Charlotte then wrote her first novel, The Professor, which did not appear until after her death, and began Jane Eyre, which, appearing in 1847, took the public by storm. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

Leslie Stephen Johnson, talking to Chambers and Boswell, was suddenly struck by the absurdity of his friend’s appearing in the character of testator. Samuel Johnson by Leslie Stephen [1878]

Captain Tom went sailing from island to island, appearing unexpectedly in various localities, beaming, noisy, anecdotal, commendatory or comminatory, but always welcome. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

Jane Austen It was the desire of appearing superior to other people. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen [1811]

H. P. Lovecraf Moreover, much of the choicest weird work is unconscious; appearing in memorable fragments scattered through material whose massed effect may be of a very different cast. Supernatural Horror in Literature by H. P. Lovecraf

There are two distinct versions of the story appearing in English literature. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

And then, in the foreground of that vastidity, he saw rising the Types of the Stone, here and again there appearing and through all those mingled colours rushing swiftly together. Many Dimensions by Charles Williams [1931]

Samuel Johnson Pope had now an opportunity of courting the friendship of Addison by vilifying his old enemy, and could give resentment its full play without appearing to revenge himself. Lives of the Poets by Samuel Johnson

Henry Kingsley Dick had merely blinded him by appearing to go to Exeter. They both thought it likely that he would attack Lee, but neither supposed he would have stolen on him so treacherously. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

Margaret Oliphant Mr. Vincent appearing before Phœbe had half concluded her speech, that young lady grew blushingly embarrassed, and made haste to relinquish her hold of the basket. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

Julian Hawthorne He had a way of dwelling on certain words, and of occasionally pausing, or appearing to hesitate, which greatly added to the effect of his narrative. Calbot’s Rival by Julian Hawthorne

There was no sign of their champion appearing in the front. The Jest of Life by Arthur Gask [1936]

Her arduous literary labours never impaired her vigorous powers of mind or body, and she often wrote till late into the night without appearing to suffer in either health or spirits. Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century by George Paston [1902]

She was almost as much afraid of appearing ungrateful, as of being imprudent. A Description of Millenium Hall and the Country Adjacent by Sarah Sco

Leon Trotsky I was not appearing at the ministry at all then. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Algernon Blackwood Only, it would come — appearing suddenly from the woods, or clouds, or from behind the big boulders that strewed the open spaces. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

George MacDonald Then the seeming corpse opened its mouth and answered, its words appearing to frame themselves of something else than sound. Lilith by George MacDonald

All things having satisfied, or appearing to have satisfied, the admiral, he paid his compliments to Raoul, and gave the last orders for sailing, which was ordered the next morning at daybreak. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

Wilkie Collins The master had astonished the whole household by appearing among them at least three hours before the time at which he was accustomed to leave his place of business. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

H. G. Wells Small groups and societies to explain and realize the Competent Receiver are springing up; periodicals are being started in relation to it; its phraseology is appearing in actual political discussion. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle I sent a hundred pounds to the nurse, and I gave her instructions about this cottage, so that she might come as a neighbour, without my appearing to be in any way connected with her. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

Henry James He couldn’t moreover on his own side ask much without appearing to publish how he had lately lacked news; a circumstance of which it was Sarah’s profound policy not to betray a suspicion. The Ambassadors by Henry James [1903]

Florence Dixie Limping away on three, he went and lay down under an overhanging rock, appearing more stupefied than in pain. Across Patagonia by Florence Dixie [1880]

The proposition was put to the vote, and there appearing to be only one dissentient voice, Mr. Percy Noakes was declared duly elected, and took the chair accordingly. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

Henry James Certainly mamma had a charm which, when turned on, became a large explanation; and the only danger now in an impulse to applaud it would be that of appearing to signalise its rarity. What Maisie Knew by Henry James [1897]

Charles Dickens The meagre and mouldy old man is her husband, and the pair have a dejected consciousness that they are not justified in appearing on the surface of the earth. The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens [1860]

Shall I make an excuse for your not appearing at table this evening? I am sure Mrs. Clayton would wish you to keep your room if you are too tired to dress. The Box with the Iron Clamps by Florence Marrya

It was a warm, serene evening, the silver moon shining, the evening star just appearing in the clear blue sky. The Silent Chimes by Ellen Wood

T. H. Huxley If they are exposed to the ordinary atmosphere around us, why, of course, you may have organisms appearing early. Essays by T. H. Huxley

H. G. Wells A pseudo-twin appeared, said “Hello!” and vanished, and then he had an instant’s vision of Mr. Pope, newspaper in hand, appearing from the dining-room. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

Members began to dribble in and Tom, appearing all decked out in his best clothes, which always made him feel very nervous, was introduced all round. The Dark Mill Stream by Arthur Gask [1947]

Susanna Rowson The apartment instantly discovered, that no person had been in it the preceding night, the beds appearing as though just made. Charlotte Temple by Susanna Rowson [1791]

Joseph Furphy At last we sat down, with our backs against the weatherboard wall, and talked about”—— “Day, chaps,” said a stranger, appearing at the door of the store. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

Anthony Trollope He knew it was necessary that Dr. Proudie should recover from his surprise, and he knew also that he must give him the opportunity of appearing to have been persuaded by argument. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing Helen also did her best to show no sign of remembering what had happened, and succeeded in appearing quite at her ease. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

As it was, he had difficulty in appearing as serious as he should have done. Her Father’s Name by Florence Marryat [1878]

Jack London Bill had already gone from sight; but now and again, appearing and disappearing amongst the underbrush and the scattered clumps of spruce, could be seen One Ear. Henry judged his case to be hopeless. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

Jules Verne However, after two hours, appearing to have formed a resolution, he came to find Cyrus Harding. His eyes were red with the tears he had shed, but he wept no longer. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Anthony Trollope And then he had that special grace of appearing to be altogether unconscious of his own personal advantages. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing Harriet’s face sufficiently indicated her opinion of this proceeding, and Julian had difficulty in appearing at his case. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

Henry James The only indication he gave was on my saying after breakfast that I should go over again to see our friends and my appearing to take for granted he would be glad to come too. Louisa Pallant by Henry James [1888]

Tobias Smolle Doctor Fathom was immediately known to be the author of this entertainment; and thus retrieved the benefit of that admiration which he had forfeited by appearing in the shape of a physician. The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom by Tobias Smolle

Presently the glen narrowed and the Garroch grumbled to itself in deep linns, appearing now and then on some rockshelf in a broad pool which caught the last amethyst light of day. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

George Gissing They knew well that to attack it openly would only defeat their own object, so they proceeded by means of distractions to which Helen could scarcely refuse to consent without appearing ungrateful. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Sir Walter Scott Perhaps even you yourself will find it most prudent to act without remonstrating, or appearing to be aware of this little anecdote. Guy Mannering by Sir Walter Scott [1815]

Thomas Hardy This they did, the trumpet-major appearing to join in with the rest; but as a matter of fact no sound came from his moving lips. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy [1879]

Daniel Defoe Guilty. THere appearing several Persons in Court, who had been taken by Roberts's Ship, whereof the Prisoner was Master, their Evidence was accepted as follows. A General History of the Pyrates by Daniel Defoe [1724]

Olaf Stapledon They were thronged with sail and mechanized traffic, the children appearing as tugs and smacks among the gigantic elders. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Anthony Trollope Here it seems only necessary to remark that there was not apparently any time in his career at which he began to think seriously of appearing before the public as a poet. Thackeray by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Henry James He set himself the task of appearing very American, in order that his appreciation of everything Mr. Searle represented might seem purely disinterested. A Passionate Pilgrim by Henry James [1871]

Anthony Trollope He had commenced making love to Miss Dunstable partly because he liked the amusement, and partly from a satirical propensity to quiz his aunt by appearing to fall into her scheme. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing Excepting the case of the Walthams, he had not as yet sought to make personal acquaintances, appearing rather to avoid opportunities. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

George Borrow I could hear church-bells ringing around in the distance, appearing to say, ‘Come to church, come to church,’ as clearly as it was possible for church-bells to say. The Romany Rye by George Borrow

Without appearing to take any notice, I perceived a number of native men approaching quietly, all decorated, and carrying their spears and spear-throwers. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

Marjorie Bowen Without ever giving him her confidence, nor indeed appearing to take any interest in him beyond gentle friendliness, she had had a profound influence over the young man. Forget-me-not by Marjorie Bowen [1932]

Ask what this notion implies, of appearing differently from different points of view. A Pluralistic Universe by William James [1909]

Wilkie Collins The teachers were at the other end of the room, appearing to be ill at ease. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Henry Handel Richardson And one day she capped the climax by appearing with a pair of huge, clown-like, white-cotton gloves dangling from the ends of her plump little arms. Succedaneum by Henry Handel Richardson

Brown remained standing on the log till Jim, appearing and disappearing between the patches of thorny scrub, had nearly reached the creek; then Brown jumped off and went down to meet him on his side. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

George Elio No; that would agitate her, and unfit her for appearing at dinner, and passing the evening calmly. Mr. Gilfil’s Love Story by George Elio

Isabella Bird It had not occurred to me that I was violating rigid custom in appearing in a hat and gauze veil rather than in a chadar and face cloth, but the mistake was made unpleasantly apparent. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

H. G. Wells He walked along the ridge towards Highgate. A lot of flickering searchlights were waving about in the twilight and exasperatingly incomprehensible red spots were appearing far up in the remote sky. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

For fear of appearing shamefaced I started about it so free and easy as almost to frighten myself. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Guy de Maupassant She lighted the fire, divided the soup, and placed the plated on the table, while the old man sat on the chair waiting without appearing to look at her. Old Amable (Père Amable) by Guy de Maupassant [1886]

George Meredith After appearing to weigh the matter, he answered, “The umbrella will be of no further service to them to-night. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Edith Wharton He resented furiously any slight to Halo, but saw no reason for appearing to ignore such slights. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

Thomas Hobbes And those are either a fear of the consequence of breaking their word, or a glory or pride in appearing not to need to break it. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

While appearing to occupy himself solely with the objects lying upon his table, M. Daburon did not lose sight of the prisoner. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

These apsaras, according to the Vedaic creed, were fond of changing their shapes, appearing generally as ducks or swans, occasionally as human beings. The Book of Were-Wolves by S. Baring-Gould [1865]

Algernon Blackwood The way he caught up the racial thinking, appearing swiftly intelligent at the time (as with Fillery’s mind), passed the instant he was alone. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Walter Scott He sate with his eyes half shut, and his arms folded, appearing to be wrapped in contemplations of a nature deeper than those arising out of the scene before him. The Monastery by Walter Scott [1820]

Thomas Hardy At the first gaze the apartment had seemed to her to be floored with black ice; the figures of the dancers appearing upon it upside down. The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid by Thomas Hardy

I will say more, I even understand all the delicacy you feel in taking up with M. Fouquet’s idea; you dread appearing to flatter the king. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

H. G. Wells They are raising the question whether after all a woman can be a good citizen and if she can, in what way, a problem also appearing inter alia in The World of William Clissold (1926). An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

George Eliot He often did what was equivalent to pooh-poohing his conversation by not even appearing to listen, and by suddenly cutting it short with a query on a new subject. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

G. K. Chesterton But the truth is that Shaw only took this economic pose from his hatred of appearing sentimental. George Bernard Shaw by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

Robert Louis Stevenson All the world over, people are stowing away in coal- holes and dark corners, and when ships are once out to sea, appearing again, begrimed and bashful, upon deck. The Amateur Emigrant by Robert Louis Stevenson

But they had been observed, and as they scrambled out of a rose-bed, they heard cries and saw Mrs. Macrae appearing round the end of the wall, having come through the stable yard. The Magic Walking Stick by John Buchan [1927]

Robert Louis Stevenson The fog, sunny white in the sunshine, was pouring over into Lake County in a huge, ragged cataract, tossing treetops appearing and disappearing in the spray. The Sea Fogs by Robert Louis Stevenson

And as to my appearing severe to them, my post required it; for mercy to slaves being interpreted into fear, arms them with violence against you. Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins by Robert Paltock [1751]

It was a clipping from a Hong Kong paper, and read as follows: “After a silence of something like four months the Beautiful White Devil has again done us the honour of appearing in Eastern waters. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]

Henry James On appearing he kissed his grandmother’s hand with a smile which caused her to draw it away with dignity, and set Euphemia, who was standing by, to ask herself what could have happened between them. Madame de Mauves by Henry James [1874]

Edith Wharton She was not the kind of woman who could be counted on to fortify an excuse by appearing to dispute it. The Touchstone by Edith Wharton [1900]

H. G. Wells A cloud haze was now appearing and not an airship was in sight. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

On nearer approach it was seen that she had suffered considerable damage, her topmasts appearing to have been carried completely away. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]

George Meredith He had stepped to the altar fancying she might keep to her part of the contract by appearing the miracle that subdued him. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

She was taken ill, and then there were rumours of an accouchement, which, it was said, she took care to afficher, by appearing without rouge and fainting on the slightest provocation. Books and Characters by Lytton Strachey

Benjamin Disraeli It was by consummate skill that she had prevailed upon her lord occasionally appearing at the preceding banquets, and when they were over, he flitted for an instant and disappeared. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

Wilkie Collins He read the first without appearing to be much interested in it. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Wilkie Collins They formed the van-guard of the visitors, appearing by twos and threes from the reception rooms, and all bent on going to see the swans before the amusements of the day began. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Henry James Isabel’s hospitality, however, raised no questions, and she found no great difficulty in appearing happy enough to deceive him. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Gustave Flauber A huge mass of shadow stretched before them, appearing as if it contained vague accumulations, like the gigantic billows of a black and petrified ocean. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

The unknown causes which continually employ their thought, appearing always in the same aspect, are all apprehended to be of the same kind or species. Hume by Thomas Henry Huxley [1879]

Anthony Trollope Of Mrs Finn it must be acknowledged that she was, perhaps fastidiously, afraid of appearing to take advantage of her friendship with the Duke’s family. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

He, in a state of torpor, with his immovable mask of tanned skin, looked at them without appearing to understand. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

But, as if the spirit of the imperturbable Aramis had covered him with his infallibility, instead of appearing disconcerted, Philippe rose. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

Henry Adams If one were at liberty to be as lax in science as in theology, and to assume unity from the start, one might better say so, as the Church did, and not invite attack by appearing weak in evidence. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Tobias Smolle He who acted as sentinel, no sooner saw our adventurer appearing from the lane, than he rode up with a pistol in his hand, and ordered him to halt on pain of immediate death. The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves by Tobias Smolle

Alfred Ainger The Tales were published in 1807, and were a success, a second edition appearing in the following year. Charles Lamb by Alfred Ainger [1882]

Victor Hugo A comedian is a revolving light, appearing one moment, disappearing the next, and existing for the public but as a phantom or a light, as his life circles round. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Arthur Conan Doyle These forms appeared to Elsie singly — one dissolving and another appearing in its place. The Coming of the Fairies by Arthur Conan Doyle [1922]

Jane Austen Every report agreed in Captain Wentworth’s appearing fixed in Lyme. Anne was to leave them on the morrow, an event which they all dreaded. Persuasion by Jane Austen [1818]

H. G. Wells It appeared in 1931 and it has sold very well, but not at all on the scale of the Outline of History. It is only now appearing in a popular edition. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

It is a fact of some importance to us, that peculiarities appearing in the males of our domestic breeds are often transmitted, either exclusively or in a much greater degree, to the males alone. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

Wilkie Collins The father, appearing to be just as irritable, had something in his face which said, as plainly as if in words, “Anger me, and I never pardon. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

Matthew Arnold Here, too, we may trace a gradation between Celt, Englishman, and German, the difference which distinguishes Englishman from German appearing attributable to a Celtic element in us. The Study of Celtic Literature by Matthew Arnold [1867]

Arthur Machen He loved his garden and the view of the tessellated city from the vineyard on the hill, the strange clamor of the tavern, and white Fotis appearing on the torch-lit stage. The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen [1907]

Nathaniel Hawthorne She was paler and thinner; her countenance was more intellectual, more spiritual; and a spirit did the student almost deem her, appearing so suddenly in that solitude. Fanshawe by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1826]

Elizabeth Gaskell Mrs. Hamley had ceased to want her much, only occasionally appearing to remember her existence. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

William Dampier Mangera is a high round island, about 2 leagues in compass, appearing like a tall grove. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

George Gissing If she would but meet him and hear him in his own defence! And Polly quite meaning to do so, gave herself the pleasure of appearing obdurate for a couple of days. The Town Traveller by George Gissing [1897]

George Gissing Mrs. Toplady, much observed and courted, but seemingly quite indifferent to homage, watched the scene with her eyes of placid good-humour, the roguish smile ever and again appearing on her lips. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

For they say that this Eutelidas, appearing very delicate and beauteous to himself, was affected with that sight and grew sick upon it, and lost his beauty and his health. Symposiacs by Plutarch

Even at the risk of appearing garrulous, I do so want to talk a little. Captain Fracasse by Théophile Gautier [1863]

Guy de Maupassant But she would not listen to him, and went home, appearing to be annoyed. Madame Parisse by Guy de Maupassant [1886]

Theodore Dreiser Nerve, ideas, aggressiveness, how these counted when one had luck! He went away thinking how surprised Drexel & Co. and Cooke & Co. would be to see him appearing in the field as a competitor. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

George Gissing He stood on one spot for nearly a quarter of an hour, watching, or appearing to watch, the black, low-flying scud. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

Walter Scott By alarming her fears, I made an impression thus far, that she acquiesces in my appearing before her as her brother’s guest, and this is no small point gained. Saint Ronan’s Well by Walter Scott [1824]

Henry James Even more than by her fashion of hanging over the registers she provoked him by appearing to find their little party not sufficient to itself, by wishing, as he expressed it, to work in new stuff. The Reverberator by Henry James [1888]

If the record is as fragmentary as many geologists strenuously assert, there is nothing strange in new forms appearing as if suddenly developed. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

Edgar Allan Poe It is scarcely too much to say that not a single action of this impertinent little busybody has any real influence upon the play; — yet she appears upon every occasionappearing only to perplex. Criticism by Edgar Allan Poe

They romped about the boat, if not defiant at least heedless of all the clamour and puny assaults, appearing to challenge to combat in their natural element. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

Goldwin Smith Cowper thought for a moment of taking orders, but his dread of appearing in public conspired with the good sense which lay beneath his excessive sensibility to put a veto on the design. Cowper by Goldwin Smith [1880]

Daniel Defoe It appearing upon Tryal, that one of them, viz. A General History of the Pyrates by Daniel Defoe [1724]

Although his former dim and vague suspicions of Clifford were thus confirmed, the good-natured peer felt some slight compunction at appearing as his prosecutor. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

I could claim the protection of my Consul and proclaim the villainy of the Juez. “Go in there now, Señor, to be confronted with your accuser,” said the official in black, appearing before me. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

The dawnings, the first developments of peculiar talent appearing within his range, and under his rule, curiously excited, even disturbed him. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

Wilkie Collins The under-housemaid, appearing next, said that she had made the tea, and had herself taken it upstairs before ten o’clock to Mrs. Macallan’s room. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

Nathaniel Hawthorne At first it lay lightly on the surface of the fluid, appearing to imbibe none of its moisture. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Andrew Lang No kind of tale is so common as that of dying people appearing at a distance. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang

Milady remained thoughtful and undecided for a moment; then, as if appearing to have formed a resolution, she said, “I have an enemy. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Thomas Hardy Both features were good, and had the peculiarity of appearing younger and fresher than the brow and face they belonged to, which were getting sicklied o’er by the unmistakable pale cast. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

In exchange for his silence Athos drank enough for four, and without appearing to be otherwise affected by wine than by a more marked constriction of the brow and by a deeper sadness. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Margaret Oliphant It became like a phantasmagoria, sometimes suddenly appearing in all the vivid lines of reality, sometimes fading into a pale apparition which memory could scarcely retain. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

Edith Wharton Letters about my books, you know — I’ve another one appearing next week. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

Charles Dickens I must say now — even at the hazard of appearing to make a pretence, and of justly awakening your incredulity — yes. Hard Times by Charles Dickens [1854]

Aphra Behn Among them that alighted, there was a very handsome young gentleman, appearing of quality, attended only by his page. Love-letters between a Nobleman and his sister by Aphra Behn

Guy de Maupassant If your men meet me this night they will at once go out of my way, appearing not to know me. Madame Parisse by Guy de Maupassant [1886]

After doing this she placed herself near the window, whence she contemplated the dusky street, appearing much interested in the movements of the lamp lighter. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Arthur Conan Doyle The dark head appearing on the crest of a roller, and then swooping down on the other side, was already half-way to the sloop. The Dealings of Captain Sharkey by Arthur Conan Doyle [1925]

Nathaniel Hawthorne The occupants of the small and squalid apartment were two women, both of them elderly, and, from the resemblance of their features, appearing to be sisters. Fanshawe by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1826]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Afar off in the remote distance of the beach, appearing like sea-nymphs, or some airier things such as might tread upon the feathery spray, was a group of girls. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

F. Scott Fitzgerald He went into the dressing tent and inspired a commotion by appearing in a moment clad in transparent black lace drawers. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Victor Hugo Holding himself aloof, and without appearing to mix himself up in the matter, it was he who arranged that Josiana should go to the Green Box and see Gwynplaine. It could do no harm. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

John Galsworthy To be sure, young Mont had formed a habit of appearing on his motor-cycle almost every other day. To Let by John Galsworthy

Wilkie Collins His eyes looked at her without appearing to see her. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Ford Madox Ford As it was she was tuned down to appearing efficient — and yet sympathetic. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

Oliver Goldsmith To be sincere, I had strong suspicions that some absurd proposal was preparing for appearing with splendor the next day. The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith

William Godwin The prior besides relates in a book of his own composition at great length a dialogue that he held with the devil, appearing like, and having been mistaken by the writer for, a hermit. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

Jane Austen At length, however, the remarks of her companions on her absence of mind aroused her, and she felt the necessity of appearing more like herself. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen [1813]

Richard Burton At Yambu’, however, the people suffer much from the Vena appearing in the legs. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Edging made with a piece of spiral wire hammered flat, appearing like a series of small rings. English Embroidered Bookbindings by Cyril Davenport [1899]

George Meredith Mrs. Chump immediately flew to her drawing-room and rang bells, appearing presently with a lamp, which she set on a garden-pillar. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Charles Dickens Where was Hugh! ‘Here!’ he hoarsely cried, appearing from the darkness; out of breath, and blackened with the smoke. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

Rafael Sabatini She paused, appearing to seek for something. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

Andrew Lang At the sight of Peronnik he uttered a piercing scream, and raised his sword, but without appearing surprised the youth only lifted his cap, though he took care to remain at a little distance. The Lilac Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

When we see a species first appearing in the middle of any formation, it would be rash in the extreme to infer that it had not elsewhere previously existed. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

Indian folk-tales appearing in English show that the Jigar-Khor, or Liver-eater of India is a cousin to the vampire, for he can steal your liver by just looking at you. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Jack London Then there came a time when the grey cub no longer saw his father appearing and disappearing in the wall nor lying down asleep in the entrance. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

Thomas Hardy In her anxiety to reach home she decided that she would appeal to him, notwithstanding the strangeness of appearing before his eyes at this place and season. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Ford Madox Ford Beauty and truth have a way of appearing to be akin; and it is true that no man knows what another man is doing when he is out of sight. Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

Something was coming from it, running lightly over the lawns, lost for an instant in the trees, and then appearing clear on the crest of the ridge where some hours earlier Dougal had lain. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

Nellie Bly Mary Hughes, of whom I had spoken as appearing sane, was not to be found. Ten Days in a Mad-House by Nellie Bly

But perhaps he was afraid of appearing brutal. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

I was spared the disgrace of appearing publicly as a criminal, as the case was not brought before the court that decides on life and death. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

Henry James She might succeed in appearing ignorant, but could scarcely succeed in appearing kind. The Reverberator by Henry James [1888]

The water appears to flow over several acres of ground, appearing and disappearing in places. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

Wilkie Collins During all that time, instead of appearing to weary of Mrs. Wragge’s society, she had patiently, almost eagerly, associated herself with her companion’s one absorbing pursuit. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Wilkie Collins Mrs. Rubelle never disturbed her in the first case, and never startled her in the second, by appearing too suddenly at the bedside in the character of a stranger. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

When first I see him I wondered where the deuce the hawker’s round could be, appearing in the Cut so quick and reg’lar; but I soon found he was no reg’lar hawker. Jellico’s Pack by Ellen Wood [1869]

While lycanthropy has never been a frequent theme in fiction, the werewolf is a common figure, appearing in various forms of literature, from medieval ballads and legends to modern short stories. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Henry James The Count had plainly no sense for morals, and poor Longmore, who had the finest, would have been glad to borrow his recipe for appearing then so to range the whole scale of the senses. Madame de Mauves by Henry James [1874]

George Meredith He did not see it appearing or present, but vanishing like the faint ray in the rosier. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Wilkie Collins Charlotte’s lover was appearing in a new character — the character of a man who had lost his respect for Charlotte’s father! It was useless to talk to him. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Benjamin Disraeli By this method the chance and inconvenience of two persons selecting and appearing in the same character were destroyed and prevented. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

George Gissing Mutimer had even nourished the hope that something might happen before that day to allow of Adela’s appearing not merely in the character of a guest, but, as it were, ex officio. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

It showed him the creature’s appearing miraculously out of nowhere. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

George Gissing He had told a simple truth, but with the result of appearing to glorify himself, and possibly at his friend’s expense. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

George Meredith She thought upon the silence of Laetitia. Sir Willoughby advanced, appearing in a cordial mood. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

G. K. Chesterton He had a talent for appearing when he was not wanted and a talent for disappearing when he was wanted, especially when he was wanted by the police. The Man Who Knew Too Much by G. K. Chesterton

Poor Pa might yet return, and they compromised by appearing in church in lavender frocks with touches of mauve, half, or perhaps quarter, mourning. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

The greater then was my surprise to enter a hall paved in black and white marble and in its dimness appearing of palatial proportions. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

Wilkie Collins Old Toller was in the kitchen, smoking his pipe without appearing to enjoy it. The Guilty River by Wilkie Collins [1886]