Phrases with "beholding"

George Meredith Their ancestors, beholding them there, would be satisfied on the point of honour; perhaps enlivened by hearing them at fife and drum. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

D’Artagnan could not help remarking this to the Comte de la Fere, who frowned on beholding it. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Andrew Lang The mother of the Sun opened the door, and was astonished at beholding a mortal from the distant earthly shores, and wept with pity when she heard of all she had suffered. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Rafael Sabatini He had not so much as enjoyed the satisfaction of beholding that hand at close quarters. Casanova’s Alibi by Rafael Sabatini

He, on his side, had that faculty of beholding at a hint the face of his desire and the shape of his dream, without which the earth would know no lover and no adventurer. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

Tobias Smolle I was seized, disarmed, and withheld by two footmen; and in this situation felt the most exquisite torture in beholding my undoer approach with his young wife. The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smolle

H.P. Lovecraft The first object of my curiosity was a book of medium size lying upon the table and presenting such an antediluvian aspect that I marvelled at beholding it outside a museum or library. The Picture in the House by H.P. Lovecraft [1920]

Andrew Lang In beholding it we learn how we owe all things, humanly speaking, to the people and to genius. Adventures Among Books by Andrew Lang

George Eliot He spoke very handsome to me th’ other day about lending me money to set up i’ business; and if things came round that way, I’d rather be beholding to him nor to any man i’ the world. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

George Meredith Victor’s festival-lights were kindled, beholding her; cressets on the window-sill, lamps inside. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

On beholding such a scene she was seized with a furious indignation. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

George Meredith He sneered at the aristocracy, but, beholding a policeman, became stolid of aspect. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

Arnold Bennett But on the morning of the funeral Aunt Harriet had the satisfaction of beholding her younger sister the centre of a tremendous cocoon of crape, whose slightest pleat was perfect. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Ralph Waldo Emerson Saturn grew weary of sitting alone, or with none but the great Uranus or Heaven beholding him, and he created an oyster. The Conservative by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1841]

On beholding Alfred, this had been his invariable behaviour. A Bride from the Bush by E. W. Hornung [1890]

As he entered, Monsieur was struck at beholding so many persons enjoying themselves without him. Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Then instead of lights, the Sbirri appeared, and seized Carmagnola. “I am a dead man,” he exclaimed, on beholding them. Italian Journeys by William Dean Howells [1867]

H.P. Lovecraft I thrust my torch within, beholding a black tunnel with the roof arching low over a rough flight of very small, numerous and steeply descending steps. The Nameless City by H.P. Lovecraft [1921]

Virginia Woolf She looked at the queer glow of exaltation in Cassandra’s eyes, through which she was beholding the true spirit of a human being, and wished that she would go on talking about William for ever. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

Anne Bronte The eyes did not notice me, but sparkled with glee on beholding Sancho, my beautiful black and white setter, that was coursing about the field with its muzzle to the ground. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte [1848]

The chevalier darted at the young duke a glance so strange, and so malicious, that the Comte de la Fere quite started on beholding it. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Jane Austen What I endured in so beholding her — but I have no right to wound your feelings by attempting to describe it — I have pained you too much already. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen [1811]

Ralph Waldo Emerson I think we feel not much otherwise if, instead of beholding foolish nations, we take the great and wise men, the eminent souls, and narrowly inspect their biography. The Method Of Nature by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1841]

George Meredith Ambrose Mallard entered the box, beholding only his goddess Livia. Their eyebrows and inaudible lips conversed eloquently. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

But had the penalty of my refusal been the doom of never again beholding Lilian, I could not have taken her mother’s gold. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

And Lily, beholding the phantom regiment, with mournful eyes, played their grand sad march proudly as they passed. The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

George Eliot The idea of martyrdom had been to him a passion dividing the dream of the future with the triumph of beholding his work achieved. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

Thomas Hardy Mrs. Martin came downstairs fretting, her wonder at beholding Lady Constantine not altogether displacing the previous mood of grief. Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy [1895]

Henry David Thoreau We are amused at beholding the costume of Henry VIII, or Queen Elizabeth, as much as if it was that of the King and Queen of the Cannibal Islands. All costume off a man is pitiful or grotesque. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

Robert Louis Stevenson Lord Hermiston sat in the saddle beholding her. The Weir of Hermiston by Robert Louis Stevenson

Jean-Jacques Rousseau IN order to discover the rules of society best suited to nations, a superior intelligence beholding all the passions of men without experiencing any of them would be needed. The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Oh! they look so pretty!” But on beholding the laundress’ besotted face, she tremblingly drew back. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

These young ladies were much pleased at beholding their pretty faces in a looking-glass for the first time. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

On beholding Alfred, this had been his invariable formula. A Bride from the Bush by E. W. Hornung [1890]

George Meredith Rolling on between the blind and darkened houses, Diana transferred her sensations to them, and in a fit of the nerves imagined them beholding a funeral convoy without followers. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Spitfire, beholding these things, spake and said, “This land hath a villanous look stirreth my remembrance, as but to behold verjuice soureth the mouth of him who once tasted thereof. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

Julian Hawthorne A lucifer-match flashed, and I had the pleasure of beholding the sinister visage of Mr. Slurk lit up by a sulphurous gleam, as he leisurely lit his pipe and stared down at me. Mrs. Gainsborough’s Diamonds by Julian Hawthorne

I was overpowered by the swell of joy at once more beholding a Friend, and that a Friend so dear to me. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

Thomas Hardy Hence people who began by beholding him ended by perusing him. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Caroline Lamb The following day he appeared at the castle; they both avoided each other: she indeed trembled at beholding him. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

George Meredith It opened out to restorative daylight, and we breathed better and chaffed one another, and, beholding a house with pendent gold grapes, applauded the diligence conductor’s expressive pantomime. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

The surgeon looked towards the door, and started himself, for an instant, on beholding the appearance of his unlooked-for visitor. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

Jules Verne But on beholding the convulsed masses heaped up on the left, no geologist would have hesitated to give them a volcanic origin, for they were unquestionably the work of subterranean convulsions. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

George Meredith Fleetwood was looking on the backward of his days, beholding a melancholy sunset, with a grimace in it. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Lady Lodore could not restrain the tear that started into her eye on beholding her daughter situated as she was. Lodore by Mary Shelley

Arthur Machen He stood amazed, enchanted under the green shade, beholding a great wonder. Holy Terrors by Arthur Machen

Ann Radcliffe In this case, it appeared natural even for the stern and subtle Schedoni to betray his horror, on beholding the person of the murderer, with the very instrument of crime in his grasp. The Italian by Ann Radcliffe [1796]

Richard Hakluy Hauing passed the feare & danger of the storme, beholding the deformities of their faces, and the blows which they gaue themselves to driue them away, one of them laughed at another. Virginia Richly Valued by Richard Hakluy

George Eliot What’s it matter what she says? My children need be beholding to nobody. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

George Meredith I suppose her trusty, but I am at her mercy, and a breath from her to the people beholding me as Hecate queen of Witches! . Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Sinclair Lewis As he came into his room he stood at gaze like a kitten of good family beholding a mangy mongrel asleep in its pink basket. Our Mr. Wrenn by Sinclair Lewis

Virginia Woolf Somehow, it seemed to her that they were even now beholding the procession of kings and wise men upon some road on a distant part of the earth. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

Sir Walter Scott Sampson’s joy at beholding the ponderous contents of these chests arranged upon the floor of the large apartment, from whence he was to transfer them to the shelves, baffles all description. Guy Mannering by Sir Walter Scott [1815]

Andrew Lang He stooped and peeped through the keyhole to see what was inside, and was greatly astonished at beholding a beautiful girl, clad in a dress so dazzling that he could hardly look at it. The Grey Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

William Dampier This he manages himself for his own use; and provides enough that he may not be beholding to his neighbour. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

A Physician was immediately sent for: But on the first moment of beholding the Corse, He declared that Elvira’s recovery was beyond the power of art. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

Amongst the crowd were many friends of Tallien, many foes to the tyrant, many weary of beholding the tiger dragging victim after victim to its den. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

Nathaniel Hawthorne In its crystal bosom, too, beholding all heaven reflected there, he found an emblem of a pure and tranquil breast. The Snow Image and other stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1851]

Francis Bacon Certainly vain-glory helpeth to perpetuate a man’s memory; and virtue was never so beholding to human nature, as it received his due at the second hand. The Essays by Francis Bacon [1601]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Priscilla, beholding this — for she seemed to be peeping in at the chamber window — had melted gradually away, and left only the sadness of her expression in my heart. The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

Who can describe their horror and consternation on beholding me? Agatha fainted, and Safie, unable to attend to her friend, rushed out of the cottage. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

William Godwin And, when he was baptized, he continued with Philip, and wondered, beholding the miracles and signs which were done. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

Washington Irving An old gray-headed servant of the Pulgars shed tears on beholding them, and hurried home to inform the marquis. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

He had seen her face but a moment — her dear face, animated with pleasure at beholding him, and adorned with more than her usual loveliness. Lodore by Mary Shelley

Washington Irving I approached to regard more narrowly this mystic chamber, which seemed a fitting laboratory for a necromancer, when I was startled at beholding a human countenance staring at me from a dusky corner. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

Wilkie Collins My whole being still thrilled with the mingled awe and rapture of beholding the Vision of her that had come to me for the second time. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

Ann Radcliffe Whatever might be the feelings of Schedoni on beholding the penitentiary of the Santa del Pianto, he effectually concealed them. The Italian by Ann Radcliffe [1796]

Wilkie Collins In speaking of the impression produced on you by beholding the corpse, you used the words ‘disgust’ and ‘horror. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

George Eliot And you’ve a right to feel that, and not to go about as gaping and as thoughtless as if you was beholding to nobody. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

Thomas Hardy Her gaze as often fell on the floor and walls of the room as elsewhere, and on the table as much as on either, beholding nothing at all. A Changed Man by Thomas Hardy [1913]

Virginia Woolf In another second she had turned the handle and, biting her lip to control herself, she opened the door upon Ralph Denham. An extraordinary clearness of sight seemed to possess her on beholding him. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

Jules Verne In beholding every one happy around him, Joam forgot the anxieties which appeared to trouble his life. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne [1881]

While they rested, beholding where the beast mantichora lay in his blood, Juss spake and said, “It is to be said of thee, O Brandoch Daha, that thou to-day hast done both the worst and the best. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

William Morris He durst not ask what ailed her, or proffer her solace, but was not ill apaid by beholding her loveliness as she lay. The Wood Beyond the World by William Morris [1894]

Edith Wharton She hid her eyes with a shudder, beholding herself at the entrance of that ever-narrowing perspective down which she had seen Miss Silverton’s dowdy figure take its despondent way. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

But as he was throwing the sack of bran on one side, he stood with a look of amazement in his eyes, his mouth opened wide, on beholding Gervaise before him. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Washington Irving The eye of the old governor gleamed like a coal at beholding the smirking man of the law advancing with an air of exultation. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

As her stray ideas returned slowly, each folding its weak wings on the mind’s sad shore, like birds exhausted, — beholding void, and perceiving silence round her, she believed herself alone. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

George Meredith For the moment, beholding Ottilia, I counted her but as one of them. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

His rapture at beholding his mistress was boundless. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

George Meredith They shrieked at beholding their goose vanish in a pot for stewing. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Your spirit has departed, and strays like a free citizen among the people of a shadowy world, beholding strange sights, yet without wonder or dismay. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Washington Irving The caparison of his Arabian steed was richly embroidered and swept the ground, and the proud animal pranced and snuffed the air, and neighed with joy at once more beholding the array of arms. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

Walter Scott With a light step and laughing brow the young Lady of Lee was approaching, the fountain usually so solitary, when she paused on beholding some one seated beside it. Woodstock by Walter Scott [1855]

When with Juliette, he had felt positively sure, and yet, at this last moment, when doubt had become impossible, he was, on beholding the evidence arrayed against Noel, absolutely thunderstruck. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Jeremy Bentham This is a suffering common to all; and we ought not to forget another pain, which results from it, that pain of sympathy which is felt by generous minds on beholding crimes of this nature. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

On beholding him, the magistrate understood that he would have to change his mode of attack. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

The Lord Bareacres, strutting into the apartment with a haughty air, shrank back, nevertheless, with surprise on beholding the magnificence around him. Novels by Eminent Hands by William Makepeace Thackeray [1847]

George Gissing Children in great numbers had absented themselves from school for the purpose of beholding this procession. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Pet. The motion is liked by every body; And so Hostis, here’s your mony, we Anglers are all beholding to you, it wil not be long ere Ile see you again. The Compleat Angler by Izaac Walton [1653]

W.B. Cor. Well sung brother, you have paid your debt in good coyn, we Anglers are all beholding to the good man that made this Song. Come Hostis, give us more Ale and lets drink to him. The Compleat Angler by Izaac Walton [1653]

Caroline Lamb Frances shewed him to Lord Trelawney, who laughed excessively at beholding him. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

On beholding him Gervaise uttered such a deep wailing that he awoke. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

The aged did not wish to die without beholding the consummation of the love they had seen bud in their youth; and the young did not wish to die at all. Cobwebs from an Empty Skull by Ambrose Bierce [1874]

Her feelings were those which might have animated a general of ancient warfaring days, on beholding his heaviest battle-elephant ignominiously driven off the field by slingers and javelin throwers. Beasts and Super-Beasts by Saki

Robert Louis Stevenson It was an eerie employment to walk in the gross night, beholding only shadows and hearing nought but our own steps. Catriona by Robert Louis Stevenson

There was an uncertainty, too, as to the state in which I might find him, and a positive horror of beholding him again in the condition in which I had last seen him. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Miles Franklin I did not let my eyes pop too much on beholding him. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

Abraham Merri To torture her without your eyes looking on, or to slay you without hers beholding your agonies would be no revenge for Klaneth. No — until he lays hands on you Sharane is safe enough. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

She opened it, and the king was thunderstruck at beholding a man in this cabinet, fated to reveal such continued surprises. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

Amos Judd therefore, can see the future by pictures, beholding clearly everything that will happen to him. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

D. H. Lawrence But Gerald looked back as he rowed, beholding her, forgetting what he was doing. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

John Mellish, entering the stable-yard by chance at this very moment, turned white with horror at beholding the beautiful fury. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Thomas Hardy She returned to where she had stood when first beholding it, and looked in the same direction, but nothing reappeared. Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy [1895]

The first thing that struck you on beholding that charming countenance was its perfect goodness and frankness; candour sat upon her brow, simplicity in her eyes, heavenly benignity in her smile. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

H. P. Lovecraft When at last my senses returned, all was frightfully dark, and my mind, remembering what had occurred, shrank from the idea of beholding any more; yet curiosity over-mastered all. The Alchemist by H. P. Lovecraft [1908]

Caroline Lamb In one word, she is now in London. Give but Viviani one opportunity of beholding her: it is all I ask. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

William Hope Hodgson He of that far date seeing vaguely the life that was (that I do now live in this present Age); and I of this time beholding the life that I yet shall live. The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson

Signa, hoary and old, stands there unchanged; beholding the sun shine alike on the just and on the unjust. Signa by Ouida

But she was here now, and so were her father and her cold and dominating mother; and, beholding her thus accompanied, I fancied I understood Mr. Moffat’s poorly concealed excitement. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

He fancied her beholding visions as she wrought the music — visions full of barbaric color and romantic forms. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

In beholding Germany, think of Italy. If the one has given you birth, the other has given you greatness. The Life of Petrarch by Thomas Campbell

Ann Radcliffe As he stooped to lift her, his resolution faultered again, on beholding her innocent face, and in that moment she moved. The Italian by Ann Radcliffe [1796]

Andrew Lang The old King nearly went out of his mind with joy at beholding his daughter again. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Other wives wondered at beholding such domestic sympathy. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

Under the archway she met the countryman, who uttered a cry on beholding the white, phantom-like figure. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

He might well skulk behind the settle, on beholding such a bright, graceful damsel enter the house, instead of a rough-headed counterpart of himself, as he expected. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

Thomas Hobbes And for these doctrines men are chiefly beholding to some of those that, making profession of the laws, endeavour to make them depend upon their own learning, and not upon the legislative power. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

On beholding the stranger seated at his fireside he turned frightfully pale. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Virginia Woolf The sensual lips were slightly parted, and gave the face an expression of beholding something lovely or miraculous vanishing or just rising upon the rim of the distance. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

Edmund Burke It is rather the soft green of the soul on which we rest our eyes, that are fatigued with beholding more glaring objects. On the Sublime and Beautiful by Edmund Burke [1757]

Robert Louis Stevenson Yet in the midst of this turmoil of sound, I walked as though my eyes were bandaged, beholding nothing. The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson What was more extraordinary was the passion into which I fell on it myself; being never satisfied that I had bought her enough or fine enough, and never weary of beholding her in different attires. Catriona by Robert Louis Stevenson

The mansion would seem smaller to her, doubtless, beholding it with the eyes of womanhood, than childish memory made it. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

This judgment I executed in the presence of Mdlle. Reuter, who looked much aghast at beholding so decided a proceeding — the most severe that had ever been ventured on in her establishment. The Professor by Charlotte Bronte [1857]

Ida’s heart throbbed heavily, not so much with emotion at beholding her admirer as at the recollection of her visions last night. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Robert Louis Stevenson Alnaschar he was indeed; beholding about him a world all changed, a world filled with telpherage wires; and seeing not only himself and family but all his friends enriched. Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin by Robert Louis Stevenson

George Meredith His watch told him that Tresten was now beholding her, or just about to. The Tragic Comedians by George Meredith [1880]

Nathaniel Hawthorne No one would have believed, on beholding the pensive faces, and hearing the involuntary sighs of the party, that from these, but a moment before, had arisen so loud and wild a laugh. Fanshawe by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1826]

Oscar Wilde But perhaps you think that in beholding for the mere joy of beholding, and contemplating for the sake of contemplation, there is something that is egotistic. Intentions by Oscar Wilde [1891]

R. D. Blackmore With feminine zeal, she detested poor Carroway, whom she regarded as a tyrant and a spy; and she would have clapped her hands at beholding the three cruisers run upon a shoal, and there stick fast. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

George Meredith And whose the fault? He rose out of his amazement crying it with a roar, and foreignly beholding himself. The Tragic Comedians by George Meredith [1880]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Either the previous disquietude of his mind, or some tone in Miriam’s voice, or the unaccountableness of beholding her there at all, made it seem ominous. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

Lady Maulevrier suffered an absolute shock at beholding the friend of her youth. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

How can I describe my sensations on beholding it? I feel yet parched with horror, nor can I reflect on that terrible moment without shuddering and agony. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

On beholding this house, D’Artagnan, calm as he was in general, felt an unusual disturbance within his heart—so powerful during the whole course of life are the recollections of youth. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

Charles Dickens Her spirits rose considerably on beholding these goodly preparations, and from the nothingness of good works, she passed to the somethingness of ham and toast with great cheerfulness. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

Here Sir Reginald felt some little surprise, and a touch of mortification, on beholding the aspect of things. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Sir Walter Scott He felt much compassion at beholding so lovely a creature as the Countess, and whom he had first seen in the bosom of domestic happiness, exposed to the machinations of such a gang of villains. Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott [1821]

Andrew Lang The stones beneath them shone as brightly as diamonds, and both their hearts beat with joy at beholding a tiny old man approaching them. The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang