Phrases with "calculated"

Elizabeth Gaskell But as for the happiness that arose out of our mode of life, that was not to be calculated by tens or hundreds of pounds. My French Master by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

Bram Stoker He calculated a minute, and then said, “The first should be June 12, the second June 19, and the third June 29. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

The scheme in fact involved a perpetual endowment of the “black sheep,” calculated on the maximum of their ill-gained profits. Science and Education by Thomas Henry Huxley

She calculated that to cross this corner of France and return to the cardinal it would take her at least three days. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Jack London And here was the one thing I had not calculated on — myself. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

Rudyard Kipling It is calculated to Castelli’s “gullwing” curve. Actions and Reactions by Rudyard Kipling [1909]

Tobias Smolle I need not enlarge upon the pernicious consequences of this infamous prerogative, calculated to raise and extend the power and influence of the Roman church, on the ruins of morality and good order. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

Any other than Henry would have kept silence, fearing to speak, but Henry calculated everything. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

With it went the fire from his eye, the quiver from his lip, and it is necessary to add, everything else calculated to awaken sympathy. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

Henry James Mrs. Wix had never yet had a suspicion — this was certain — so calculated to throw her pupil, in spite of the closer union of such adventurous hours, upon the deep defensive. What Maisie Knew by Henry James [1897]

Helen Zimmern That such a process was calculated to check inspiration is obvious. Maria Edgeworth by Helen Zimmern

Jules Verne Accustomed to regulate his proceedings by the height of the sun, calculated with more or less accuracy, he could scarcely be supposed to conduct himself with military precision. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne [1881]

Wilkie Collins We calculated our weekly expenditure to the last farthing, and we never touched our little fund except in Laura’s interests and for Laura’s sake. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

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]

Thomas Hardy I have grown older since, and I find such a tone of writing is calculated to do harm in the world. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

Guy de Maupassan All was said with due restraint and regard for propriety, the effect heightened now and then by an outburst of forced enthusiasm calculated to excite emulation. Boule de Suif by Guy de Maupassan

Those, with the six miles I calculated I had walked before I came to the dam, would add up to 32. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

Anthony Trollope When Father John calculated that by good management Ussher might be brought to relinquish Feemy, he was right, but he was far from right, when he thought that Feemy could be taught to forget him. The Macdermots of Ballycloran by Anthony Trollope [1847]

Anna Katherine Green With instructions to Reuther calculated to keep that diligent child absorbed and busy in her absence, she started out upon her quest. Dark Hollow by Anna Katherine Green

Philosophers will never form a religious sect, the reason of which is, their writings are not calculated for the vulgar, and they themselves are free from enthusiasm. Letters on England by Voltaire [1734]

Thomas Paine They are words which impress nothing but the ear, and are calculated only for the sound. The American Crisis by Thomas Paine

Mark Twain This kind of boating is calculated to drive an impatient man mad in a week. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

I calculated we had gone about thirty-five miles, but my horse had a very easy pace, and on leaving the house a fur cloak had been thrown over me to protect me from the cold. Chicot the Jester by Alexandre Dumas

Olaf Stapledon In their view it was pure Capitalist dope, calculated to prevent the otherwise inevitable dictatorship of the proletariat. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Isabella Bird Having received the key of my room, I took my supper in an immense hall, calculated for dining 400 persons. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

Sir Walter Scott My mother tried to reconcile me to life by every art — even by intimations which I can now interpret as calculated to produce a doubt of the horrible tale she herself had fabricated. The Antiquary by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Henry James The act was a long one, and the repose in which his companions left him might have been a calculated indulgence, to enable him to get used to them, to see how harmless they were. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

His intelligence, while it re-assured the Spaniards as to the general’s personal safety, was not calculated to allay their uneasiness in other respects. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Anthony Trollope He calculated that the income arising from fifteen hundred pounds would be very small, and he wished that he had counselled his aunt to double the legacy. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

But, if the outside oppressed him, the interior was not calculated to raise his spirits. Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley [1889]

Arthur Conan Doyle The scene inside was not calculated to put them at their ease. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

George Gissing I can’t quite make out that mistake of Grubb’s; he must have calculated from an edition in which the lines are differently arranged. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

The Indians, three in number, accompanied us in their own curial, and, on entering the river, pointed to a place a little way above well calculated to harbour a cayman. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

John Lewis Burckhard This enormous profit was alone sufficient to defray his expenses in carrying on the Wahaby war; but it was little calculated to conciliate the good-will of the people. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

George Gissing In his purse, moreover, he had five pounds still, and he calculated that, by exercising economy, he could live nearly ten weeks on this sum, for he only paid half-a-crown a week for his garret. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

He told of Lydia Graham’s revelations — he told everything calculated to bring disgrace upon the woman who sat, pale and silent, confronting her fate. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Sir Walter Scott The profession which he followed, the wilderness in which he dwelt, the wild warrior forms that surrounded him, were all calculated to inspire terror. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

Benjamin Disraeli Altogether his general mien was calculated to attract attention and to excite interest. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

The Englishman calculated fast; the two harnesses were worth three hundred pistoles. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Anthony Trollope We remember how Verres calculated that he could divide his spoil into three sufficient parts — one for the lawyers, one for the judges, so as to insure his acquittal, and then one for himself. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

The subway was near, and I calculated on his using it, but we took a taxicab and so arrived in Hicks Street some few minutes before him. Initials Only by Anna Katharine Green

Edgar Allan Poe This elevation may appear immense, but the estimate upon which it is calculated gave a result in all probability far inferior to the truth. The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall by Edgar Allan Poe [1835]

Yet a drizzling night, a somewhat perilous expedition, you would think were not circumstances calculated to enliven those exposed to the wet and engaged in the adventure. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

G. K. Chesterton The new collection of “Tales from Tolstoy,” translated and edited by Mr. R. Nisbet Bain, is calculated to draw particular attention to this ethical and ascetic side of Tolstoy’s work. Varied Types by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

He calculated printing and sundries as costing four thousand, and that the remainder would be net profit. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

Gaston Leroux I calculated that we were in a narrow circular gallery, probably running all round the Opera, which is immense, underground. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux [1910]

William Henry Bragg The close agreement with the calculated value was thus in good accord with our hypothesis. Studies in Radioactivity by William Henry Bragg [1912]

Wilkie Collins They calculated on the invigorating effect of the sea voyage, and, failing this, on the salutary influence of my native air. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

Edgar Allan Poe Indeed, it is very easily calculated by means of spherical geometry, what a great extent of the earth’s area I beheld. The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall by Edgar Allan Poe [1835]

Thomas Paine A narrow system of politics, like a narrow system of religion, is calculated only to sour the temper, and be at variance with mankind. The American Crisis by Thomas Paine

Bram Stoker Now and again we passed a leiter-wagon — the ordinary peasants’s cart — with its long, snakelike vertebra, calculated to suit the inequalities of the road. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

Jules Verne Harry calculated that he was going down at the rate of about a foot per second, so that he had time to look about him, and be ready for any event. The Underground City by Jules Verne [1877]

G. K. Chesterton He is called an optimist; but the word suggests a calculated contentment which was not in the least one of his vices. The Victorian Age in Literature by G. K. Chesterton [1913]

George Eliot When he did speak it was with a calculated caution, that was stimulated by alarm. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

To have the object of one’s faith collapse, like an air-pricked bladder, into nothingness, and worse than nothingness, is calculated to give one something of a shock. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

Gertrude Stein I am beside that calculated to believe in whole pages. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

E. Phillips Oppenheim There was nothing about him calculated to impress. The Man Without Nerves by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Wilkie Collins Alone she had calculated the chances that might be tried. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Henry Kingsley Although Charles had enlisted in Hornby’s own regiment, he had craftily calculated that there was not the slightest chance of Hornby’s finding it out for some time. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

Ivan Turgenev Many an exalted Russian young lady keeps silent so strenuously that the spectacle is calculated to produce a faint shudder and cold sweat even in any one prepared to face it. The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other stories by Ivan Turgenev

Edward Bellamy The walls and ceiling were frescoed in mellow tints, calculated to soften without absorbing the light which flooded the interior. Looking Backward From 2000 to 1887 by Edward Bellamy

Nathaniel Hawthorne By some fatality, the only two of his multifarious accomplishments in which his excellence was generally conceded were both calculated to keep him poor rather than to make him rich. Fanshawe by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1826]

George Meredith Temple and I calculated that his Grand Parade would try the income of a duke, and could but be a matter of months. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Lunching in a strange town, with quite unknown people, strikes me as being exactly calculated to lead to a lot of questions being asked. The Haunted Woman by David Lindsay [1922]

Jules Verne They have even calculated ——” “Oh, dear!” murmured Michel, “the figures are coming. Round the Moon by Jules Verne [1873]

Margaret Oliphant The steady and solemn march at intervals, which seemed calculated and regular, was enough to have impressed the imagination of any solitary person. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

Sir Walter Scott I thought it right to intimate this to him pretty roundly, that whatever increase be settled upon you, it may be calculated so as to cover this necessary and natural encumbrance. The Black Dwarf by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

George Meredith The count of time for this final trial of his masterfulness he calculated at a week. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

George Meredith He went, calculated his term of service under Lord Ormont. He was young, not a philosopher. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

Mark Twain Let me try to illustrate the two systems in a simple and homely way calculated to bring the idea within the grasp of the ignorant and unintelligent. Is Shakespeare Dead? by Mark Twain

Henry James But for Osmond it was altogether a thing of forms, a conscious, calculated attitude. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Anthony Trollope It has been calculated that three months at Gatherum Castle would drive a philosopher mad. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing We looked over the advertisements in a newspaper, just to get an idea, and we calculated the concern could be set afloat for seventy-five pounds. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

Her long dark lashes went down a little with an air of calculated discretion. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

John Ruskin On the other hand, the redeemable sins of avarice and prodigality are, in Dante’s sight, those which are without deliberate or calculated operation. Munera Pulveris by John Ruskin

Jules Verne They calculated on reaching it some five or six versts below the landing place; but, after all, that would not matter so long as men and beasts could disembark without accident. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

Elizabeth Gaskell Theresa calculated the hours of each part of the complicated journey, and could have told to five minutes when he might be expected; but the baby was ill and absorbed all Bessy’s attention. Crowley Castle by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

His modesty led him to believe, that he, of all men, was least calculated to excite love in a woman’s bosom. Lodore by Mary Shelley

G. K. Chesterton She was eminently calculated and, as some said, eminently inclined to play such a part. The Man Who Knew Too Much by G. K. Chesterton

Henry James His new work was spoken of as “more calculated for general acceptance. The Next Time by Henry James [1895]

Madame Bernstein’s remark was just the one of all others that would be calculated to cause him the greatest pleasure. The Red Rat’s Daughter by Guy Boothby [1899]

It is true that light, in its final plenitude, is calculated to disperse all darkness. The Pagan Oracles by Thomas De Quincey

F. Scott Fitzgerald There began a slow, calculated assault on me, wordless and terrible. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

He calculated upon the probable necessity of its enjoyment. The English Novel by George Saintsbury [1913]

John Hill Burton Sudden acts may be fortunate, but they are not to be calculated upon as the most conducive to happiness, and the suppression of the habit of doing them will be found to be one of the ends of morality. Introduction to the Study of the Works of Jeremy Bentham by John Hill Burton

Charles Dickens Supper done, they crowded round the fire again, and, as is common on such occasions, propounded all manner of leading questions calculated to surround the story with new horrors and surprises. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

I calculated that one had to walk and run about fifteen miles during the day, and yet the strain of the work was more mental than physical. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

Jules Verne As to the volcanic chimney which established a communication between the subterranean layers and the crater, its depth could not be calculated with the eye, for it was lost in obscurity. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

D. H. Lawrence But it would be much more maddeningly humiliating to stay in Woodhouse and experience the full flavour of Woodhouse’s calculated benevolence. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

Absolute Thought or ‘pure experience’ is postulated, and endowed with attributes calculated to justify the belief that it may ‘run itself. Essays in Radical Empiricism by William James

But he never credited Maraquito with such calculated wickedness. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

George Berkeley Qu. Whether therefore Mississippi, South Sea, and such like schemes were not calculated for pubic ruin? 287. The Querist by George Berkeley [1735]

William Godwin The burning of the perfumes served to produce a dense atmosphere, that was calculated to exaggerate, and render more formidable and terrific, the figures which were exhibited. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

Thomas Hardy The advertisement was a carefully considered and even attractive effusion, calculated to win the heart, or at least the understanding, of any woman who had a spark of her own nature left in her. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

Thomas Hardy In the haste of his project he had not calculated upon a cry; but if one, why not more? He soon ceased to essay an answer, for Hintock was dead to him already. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

William Makepeace Thackeray Can I say that the other is not? If a man’s age may be calculated by the rings round his eyes, this man may be as old as Methuselah. He has no beard. Roundabout Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1860-63]

Charles Dickens We made a pair of scales out of a thin scrap of iron-plating and some twine, and I got together for weights such of the heaviest buttons among us as I calculated made up some fraction over two ounces. The Wreck of the Golden Mary by Charles Dickens [1856]

John Galsworthy She calculated that it would take him two minutes to get upstairs and moon around, finding that it was gone. On Forsyte ’Change by John Galsworthy

George Eliot But somehow it had not precisely that effect in David: he calculated whether an action would harm himself, or whether it would only harm other people. Brother Jacob by George Eliot [1864]

Better than either form is: a man named Brown. Calculated for Likely. “The bad weather is calculated to produce sickness. Write it Right by Ambrose Bierce [1909]

George Gissing A new invention concealed no mysteries from him; he looked into it; understood, calculated its scope. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

It has been calculated that only two per cent in every community succeed in reaching the pauper class. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

Yes, he had come back to Sambir for Nina, although aware that the Dutch would look for him there, but he had also calculated his chances of safety in Lakamba’s hands. Almayer’s Folly by Joseph Conrad [1895]

Thomas Paine These outrages were not the effect of the principles of the Revolution, but of the degraded mind that existed before the Revolution, and which the Revolution is calculated to reform. The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine [1791]

Sinclair Lewis Wouldn’t his girl down there have appreciated him even more? He calculated that she was near to weeping. Gideon Planish by Sinclair Lewis

Anthony Trollope You calculated on that, I know; or you would never had served me so. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

Theodore Dreiser He fought his way through a period of calculated neglect, and then began to return to the apartment more regularly. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

George Borrow I was already provided with horses well calculated to support the fatigues of the road and the burdens which I might deem necessary to impose upon them. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

George Borrow He who is proud of his country, will be particularly cautious not to do anything which is calculated to disgrace it. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

Anthony Trollope Men have not calculated the results. North America by Anthony Trollope

I measured her stature and calculated her strength She seemed both tall and wiry; but, so the conflict were brief and the attack unexpected, I thought I might manage her. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

Francis Bacon I have also thought it worth while to try whether the proportions can be calculated which intangible or pneumatic bodies bear to bodies tangible. The New Organon by Francis Bacon [1620]

And Joseph might have calculated on a more considerate wife. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

Anthony Trollope The article was calculated to give the greatest pain to, no doubt, many persons; and the innocence or guilt of “the Lion,” as poor John Ball was called, must be made manifest to the public. Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope [1865]

I was to be the builder, and in that capacity to give the gardener an ingenious message calculated to leave Raffles and Levy in uninterrupted possession until my return. Mr. Justice Raffles by E. W. Hornung [1909]

Jeremy Bentham In particular, this may sometimes be the case, where the punishment proposed is of such a nature as to be particularly well calculated to answer the purpose of a moral lesson. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

Anthony Trollope The late Marquis had been much younger than he, but he calculated that his own life had been wholesome while that of the Marquis was the reverse. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Louisa May Alcott I’ve calculated the cost, and I’ll pay for it myself. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

Neither the weather nor the prospect was calculated to raise his spirits. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

Every thing was calculated to excite his interest. Lodore by Mary Shelley

Charles Dickens This being warmer work than they had calculated upon, speedily cooled the courage of the belligerents, who scrambled to their feet and called for quarter. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens [1840]

Brown calculated upon the terrifying surprise of his appearance. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

Anthony Trollope Old Weazle knew of that; he calculated he’d back the metal agin the water, and so he bought all up he could lay his finger on. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

A quiet fortnight in Paris, the Opera, the Exhibition, Versailles, St Cloud, Notre Dame—these were dissipations calculated not to disturb the exquisite poise of a health of such inestimable value. Geoffrey's Wife by Mary Cholmondeley

William Henry Bragg The following table gives the results obtained in this way : The third column gives the calculated values, taking H2 = 288, C2 = 1330, and O2 == 1540. Studies in Radioactivity by William Henry Bragg [1912]

William Godwin With whatever intention the idea was suggested, it was certainly calculated to increase the agitation of her mind. Memoirs of the Author of a Vindication of the Rights of Woman by William Godwin [1798]

Guy de Maupassan She used graceful gesture’s which were calculated to attract a painter’s eye. The Model (Femme d'artiste) by Guy de Maupassan

T. E. Lawrence We calculated they might be two or three hundred yards short of us when the train came. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

I therefore rose to the occasion; calculated she would like a diamond star (L116), but reckoned it was more than I could afford; and sustained a vicious kick under the table for either verb. The Black Mask by E. W. Hornung [1901]

Charles Dickens But, in the goodness of his heart, he calculated too much upon his adversary’s weakness, and forgot that drunken men who have lost the power of walking steadily, can often run. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

John Lewis Burckhard At a spot, where we came close to the bed of the river, I calculated its breadth at about ten minutes walk. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

Anna Katherine Green With an easy smile, therefore, calculated to allay apprehension and awaken confidence, I took my stand among these loungers. X Y Z by Anna Katherine Green

H. G. Wells He was not in a mood for cool and calculated observation, much less for accurate record. The Queer Story of Brownlow’s Newspaper by H. G. Wells [1932]

William Godwin He calculated the nativity of Jesus Christ, which was imputed to him as an impious undertaking, inasmuch as it supposed the creator of the world to be subject to the influence of the stars. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

Charles Dickens She is calculated to terrify the stoutest heart. Reprinted Pieces by Charles Dickens [1850]

Henry James Nothing was less to have been calculated in the business than that it should now be for him as if he and Waymarsh were comparatively quite at one. The Ambassadors by Henry James [1903]

Washington Irving An immense metropolis, like London, is calculated to make men selfish and uninteresting. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

Concerning this proceeding, Defoe spoke with an approval which, though necessarily guarded in view of his former professions of extreme satisfaction, was none the less calculated to recommend. Daniel Defoe by William Minto [1879]

Wilkie Collins I was fool enough, when he told me his story, to feel some interest and some pity for him — which was just what he calculated on, as you will see. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Thomas Wolfe Everything about the man was calculated to rub McHarg the wrong way. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Maria Edgeworth The general’s prepared composure had not calculated upon this laugh, this slight jest; his features gave way. Helen by Maria Edgeworth

Sigmund Freud But the whole recollection of dreams is open to an objection which is calculated greatly to depreciate its value in critical eyes. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

It came soon — came before Mr. Ferris had recovered himself, or Dr. Tredwell had had a chance to give any utterance to the emotions which this scene was calculated to awaken. Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green

Willa Cather He insulted her friends and foisted his own upon her — many of them well calculated to arouse aversion in any well-bred girl. The Troll Garden by Willa Cather [1905]

I was as yet too much under the spell of her charm to allow anything calculated to throw a shadow over her image to remain long in my thoughts. The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green

Olaf Stapledon The original scheme had been calculated on the assumption that the art of forestry would continue to be practised with quick intelligence. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

Anthony Trollope Watchfulness was the best security, watchfulness day and night till rain should come; and Heathcote calculated that it would be better for him that his enemies should know that he was watchful. Harry Heathcote of Gangoil by Anthony Trollope

Sir Walter Scott They had not calculated that, according to the custom of robbers in other countries, but contrary to that of the English highwayman of those days, they meant to ensure robbery by previous murder. The Fortunes of Nigel by Sir Walter Scott [1822]

William Henry Bragg The results to be expected may also be calculated in terms of the range of the α particles and the form of the regular ionisation curve, provided there is only one set of α particles in action. Studies in Radioactivity by William Henry Bragg [1912]

His evidence was given with clearness and unreserve, which seemed calculated to silence all suspicion. The Murdered Cousin by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Well, then, I reckon he calculated getting this corpse to England, and intended to steal the emeralds when safely ashore. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

Anthony Trollope This vehicle usually travelled at the rate of five miles an hour; but the old grey driver was never content to have time allowed to him for the transit calculated upon such a rate of speed. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

George Eliot The young dog calculated the effect as well as if he had been a philosopher. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

Thomas Hardy It has been calculated by philosophers that more damns go up to heaven from the Channel, in the course of a year, than from all the five oceans put together. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

George Meredith He calculated that if his wind held till he could jump into a light cab, his legitimate prey Braintop might be caught. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

At one of these men he looked with peculiar intensity; and this man was certainly not calculated to attract the observation of a stranger by any personal advantages of his own. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Whensoever the falcon comes, the drongo makes proclamation and follows him, using language calculated to provoke a breach of the peace. Last Leaves from Dunk Island by E. J. Banfield

The time of the China steamers was calculated to a nicety; which done, the thought was rejected and ignored. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

On the road she had calculated that the police would, of course, understand the necessity for Nikolay to change his clothes, and would send spies to the market. Mother by Maksim Gorky

Wilkie Collins There was plenty of room, however, in the passage that ran round the pit — precisely the position best calculated to answer the purpose for which I was attending the performance. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

George Gissing Mrs. Baxendale named a town in Yorkshire. She had begun with a calculated falsehood, and had no scruple in backing it up by others. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

Arthur Machen I do not know whether this is anything extraordinary; I do not know whether the peculiar method of production was calculated to increase or to diminish the carrying power of the sound. The Terror by Arthur Machen

Elizabeth Gaskell After all, the performance of a duty is never a useless office, though we may not see the consequences, or they may be quite different to what we expected or calculated on. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

But later on, at about two o’clock in the morning, just as they were beginning to feel secure again, the fog lifted a little, and they witnessed a phenomenon well calculated to arouse anxiety. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

Ralph Waldo Emerson It is their maxim, that the weight of taxes must be calculated not by what is taken, but by what is left. English Traits by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1856]

I calculated that this lady, put into a scale of magnitude, suitable for the reception of a commodity of bulk, would infallibly turn from fourteen to sixteen stone. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

Leslie Stephen The task which he actually chose was not calculated to promote his happiness. Alexander Pope by Leslie Stephen [1880]

Walter Scott The molestation was produced by the concurrence of certain mystical and spectral phenomena, calculated to introduce such persecution. Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft by Walter Scott [1831]

Mr. Hildreth’s examination being at an end, Mr. Orcutt proceeded with his case, by furnishing proof calculated to fix the moment at which Mr. Hildreth had made his call. Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green

E. F. Benson She had bitter things to say about Mrs. Robinson. ‘That woman is a hopeless being: calculated to bring a curse wherever she goes, by the mixture of weakness, perversion and deceit in her nature. Charlotte Bronte by E. F. Benson [1932]

Henry James Crudely as they had calculated they were at first justified by the event: she was the little feathered shuttlecock they could fiercely keep flying between them. What Maisie Knew by Henry James [1897]

Jules Verne Harding calculated that they had gone a mile and a half from the corral. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Anthony Trollope But Emily calculated that if she made her appearance and held her ground, the tenant or the bailiff would give way, and that thus she would ensure a private interview with her father. Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Olaf Stapledon The calculated appeal to man’s baser nature, it will be remembered, had been propagated in order to defeat the Tibetan missionaries. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

I calculated that it would take ten minutes before he would gain my place of concealment, even if, guessing where I was, he came straight to it; and twenty if he were obliged to look for me. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

Robert Louis Stevenson If anything was calculated to nerve him to battle it was this. Lay Morals by Robert Louis Stevenson

Calmly he calculated his chances. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

But while I failed to see anything calculated to shake my confidence in the conclusions I had come to, I saw but little to confirm them. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green

All the time I was going at a good pace, and before I stopped to rest I calculated I had put six miles between me and the sandpit. Greenmantle by John Buchan

F. Scott Fitzgerald It took him a moment to respond to the unguarded sweetness of her smile, her body calculated to a millimeter to suggest a bud yet guarantee a flower. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

He calculated the distance from Ghabs to Toser at 200 miles. Travels in Morocco by James Richardson

Not calculated to advance one’s interests. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

George Gissing Was this the meaning of his softened behaviour? Was he capable of calculated hypocrisy? That did not seem consistent with his character, as she knew it. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

The scene was bright; but the occasional sight of a human figure moving therein dispelled the cheerful thoughts which the scene was calculated to inspire. I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni

Henry Fielding Sir, the principles of Toland, Woolston, and all the freethinkers, are not calculated to do half the mischief, as those professed by this fellow and his followers. The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews and his friend Mr Abraham Adams by Henry Fielding

But the theorist, before he calculated the centrifugal force and velocity of the subtile matter, should first have been certain that it existed. Letters on England by Voltaire [1734]

Jules Verne At noon, the doctor, upon consulting his map, calculated that they were passing over the Uzaramo country. Five Weeks in a Balloon by Jules Verne [1869]

George Meredith He calculated that he now had credit for the space of three new years—ample time for him to fight his fight and win his victory. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Sir Walter Scott But he thought he observed in the conduct of Captain M’Intyre something of marked and peculiar tenderness, which was calculated to alarm the jealousy of a lover. The Antiquary by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

The ebbing life was ordered on that principle of high humanity which might be the last refinement of calculated cruelty. Stingaree by E. W. Hornung [1905]

Thomas Paine Their plans of business are calculated by the hour and for the hour, and are uniform in nothing but the corruption which gives them birth. The American Crisis by Thomas Paine

Anthony Trollope On that evening the Countess sat late with her daughter, purposing that on the morrow nothing should be said before the interview calculated to disturb the girl’s mind. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

Charles Dickens The day would pass away, in a series of enjoyments which would awaken no painful reflections when night arrived; for they would be calculated to bring with them, only health and contentment. Sunday Under Three Heads by Charles Dickens [1836]

Washington Irving There is a wide hospitable fireplace, calculated for an ample old-fashioned wood fire, formerly the rallying-place of winter festivity. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

We cleared the obstacle, however, in great style, but at that point I calculated we were a good fifty yards behind. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

Jonathan Swif This money was a premium the Government had promised Beaumont for his Mathematical Sleying Tables, calculated for the improvement of the linen manufacture. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

Robert Louis Stevenson Your Highness had not calculated upon that. Prince Otto by Robert Louis Stevenson

Everything had been calculated with a depth of precognition which, for the first time in thirty years, recalled to him the solid foresight and inflexible logic of the great cardinal. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

Anthony Trollope As he ate he calculated how much he might probably raise upon his watch towards taking him to London, and how best he might get off from Cork without leaving any scent in the nostrils of his son. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

Walter Scott What so reasonable as that we should be punished for our pride and contumacy, by a judgment specially calculated to abate and bend that spirit of surquedry? [Footnote: Self-importance, or assumption. The Betrothed by Walter Scott [1825]