Phrases with "calculated"

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

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

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 He calculated that they were still five or six miles from the coast, and this distance was too great for them to attempt during the night in the midst of unknown woods. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

With such help, we calculated that the place might easily be cleared in two days. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Tobias Smolle These pietre commesse are better calculated for cabinets, than for ornaments to great buildings, which ought to be large masses proportioned to the greatness of the edifice. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

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

Henry Handel Richardson If it takes place, it is calculated that the shares will rise in value by two to three hundred per cent. The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

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

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

G. K. Chesterton One of them, however, had emotions calculated to swallow up surprise. Manalive by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

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]

George Eliot He laid his plan and calculated all his moves with the fervid deliberation of a chess-player in the days of his first ardor, and was amazed himself at his sudden genius as a tactician. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

George Gissing He calculated on imaginative influences as other men do on practical issues. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

Rudyard Kipling Such a position is manifestly best calculated to create an independent and unprejudiced administrator. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

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

There was a little patch of gravel just on the lip of the gully, and I calculated that he would emerge beside it, under the shade of a blaeberry-covered stone. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

He had started the SO-CALLED rebellion and had the glory of crushing it, and he calculated that any further outbreak would simply mean more glory still. Burmese Days by George Orwell

Jack London Of water I drank my careful fill, and I calculated there was ten days’ supply if carefully husbanded. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

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]

I said that if I had ever known anything calculated to release her from her unhappy position, I would have spoken,” he coldly corrected. The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green

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

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

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]

The oath which he had evolved from his mischief-making brain was calculated to make one sober. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

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

George Meredith I calculated that she might faint, and fixed her in an arm-chair. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Charles Dickens The clean cardboard colonnades had no more perspective than a Chinese bridge on a tea-cup, and appeared equally well calculated for use. American Notes for General Circulation by Charles Dickens [1842]

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

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

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]

Rafael Sabatini It was a cruel, subtle torture, calculated to break the health and destroy the sanity of any normal man. Casanova’s Alibi by Rafael Sabatini

Briggs of Gresham College, on Gilbert’s suggestion, calculated a table of Dip and Latitude on this theory. On the Magnet by William Gilber

Wilkie Collins It was well calculated to attract attention in certain quarters. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

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]

E. Phillips Oppenheim It would be calculated to give them a shock. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

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]

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

Archie, to cut in on me, had a pretty steep hill to cross, and I calculated that by the time he got on the skyline I would be in the shelter of one of the gullies or even behind the wood. The Frying-Pan and the Fire by John Buchan

With his wise and searching admonitions he mingled other counsel which was exactly calculated to defeat the end he had in view. Elizabeth and Essex by Lytton Strachey [1928]

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

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]

Richard Burton The journey is calculated at eleven days; but provisions are apt to spoil, and the Badawi camel-men expect to be fed. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

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

Walter Scott Besides, the Duke of Argyle’s independent and somewhat haughty mode of expressing himself in Parliament, and acting in public, were ill calculated to attract royal favour. The Heart of Mid-Lothian by Walter Scott [1818]

Katherine Mansfield To appear suddenly with handfuls of strange babies is not generally calculated to raise enthusiasm in the heart of the average British husband. In a German Pension by Katherine Mansfield [1911]

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

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]

Anne Bronte The manner in which she learnt her lessons and practised her music was calculated to drive any governess to despair. Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte [1847]

Henry James It was a piece of calculated insolence — a stroke odiously directed at showing whom it might concern that now she had Poynton fast she was perfectly indifferent to living there. The Spoils of Poynton by Henry James [1897]

Benjamin Disraeli Perhaps, after all, there is no demeanour more calculated to melt obdurate woman. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

George Meredith While Emilia was giving Wilfrid her history in the garden, the ladies of Brookfield were holding consultation over a matter which was well calculated to perplex and irritate them excessively. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

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

Poet’s imagination had never invented one more calculated to touch the popular heart. Milton by Mark Pattison [1879]

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

From its novelty to him and from its nature, punctilious courtesy was the manner best calculated to restrain the man. The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad [1910]

Gertrude Stein Then I calculated I did not see arithmetic I saw feathers, any two of them are thicker. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

What makes this omission the more remarkable is, that the situation of the place is calculated both to facilitate their construction and render them necessary. Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope

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]

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

Anthony Trollope The New Yorkers believe in Fifth Avenue with an unswerving faith; and Fifth Avenue is calculated to inspire a faith. North America by Anthony Trollope

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]

A monotonous occupation, calculated to set me asleep, like counting, or-” “What can you mean by talking in this way to me?” thundered Heathcliff with savage vehemence. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

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]

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

George Gissing Four-and-twenty hours had wrought such a change in him, that already to enter a public-house seemed a familiar act, and he calculated upon the courage to be begotten of a smoking tumbler. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

George Meredith Behind the figures, he calculated that, in all probability, Rhoda would visit her sister this night. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

Still Martial’s conduct during the past week — and Heaven knows with what fidelity her memory recalled each incident — was well calculated to reassure her. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle It was low in the heavens, and I calculated that in less than an hour it would lie just above the topmost branches of the old oak. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

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]

He calculated what he might make out of it personally, and decided that at last destiny had deigned to smile upon him. Honore de Balzac by Albert Keim and Louis Lumet [1914]

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]

Anthony Trollope She was going to make some indignant excuse for her mother — some excuse which would be calculated to make her uncle angry. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

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

Isabella Bird New York, with its novel, varied, and ever-changing features, is calculated to leave a very marked impression on a stranger’s mind. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

John Stuart Mill To justify that, the conduct from which it is desired to deter him must be calculated to produce evil to some one else. On Liberty by John Stuart Mill [1859]

The people are harassed by a vexatious and uncertain system of fees and taxes, calculated to engender ill feeling, and things connected with the administration seem somewhat “mixed. The Golden Chersonese and the way thither by Isabella L. Bird [1883]

That sort of charm is calculated to keep men morally in order. Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad [1921]

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]

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

Elizabeth Gaskell I put a stop to what I believed to be calculated to do harm to a village, to a population in which, to say the least of it, I may be disposed to take as much interest as you can do. My Lady Ludlow by Elizabeth Gaskell [1858]

He had a refined selfishness that was calculated to keep him pure of low iniquities. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

The contents of that letter were well calculated to agitate and disturb him. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

He had been so full of proving his case against James Dice that he had not calculated at all what the effect would be on Eli Barton’s old friend. The Dark Highway by Arthur Gask [1928]

Only in two respects was it calculated to make Paul de Sénanges thoughtful. A Stable for Nightmares by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

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

Isabella Bird The assessments for taxes appear to leave altogether out of account the relative fertility of the land, and to be calculated solely on the supply of water. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Robert Louis Stevenson An income calculated by the week is a far more human thing than one calculated by the year, and a small income, simply from its smallness, than a large one. The Amateur Emigrant by Robert Louis Stevenson

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]

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]

George Gissing He may have calculated on her chances as a musician. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

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

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

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]

The letter was a very sensible one, calculated to arouse a careless man from a false sense of security. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

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]

She reckoned upon nothing definite; she had calculated nothing. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

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

Robert Louis Stevenson I understand your calculations, but you calculated without me. The Story of a Lie by Robert Louis Stevenson

They were certainly calculated to make me regard Signora de Franchi with still greater interest, than I had done at my first interview with her. The Corsican Brothers by Alexandre Dumas [1844]

Jules Verne Cyrus Harding, during the descent, had roughly calculated its obliqueness, and consequently the length of the passage, and was therefore led to believe that the outer wall could not be very thick. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

He was one whom a real love was peculiarly calculated to soften and to redeem. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

Secondly, no immediate testimony was forthcoming calculated to point with unerring certainty to the guilty party. Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green

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]

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]

Arnold Bennett She was perfectly calculated to convince the sisters that times had worsened, and that the world would never again be the beautiful, agreeable place it once had been. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

G. K. Chesterton Almost everything is calculated to assert and re-assert the savage morality of Dickens’s protest against a particular social evil. Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

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]

Leon Trotsky His face bore witness to his satisfaction with this “fine” move, so calculated to impress an upstart. My Life by Leon Trotsky

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]

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

Leo Tolstoy This was also calculated to increase the principal revenue to the State, which was derived from the sale of spirits. The Young Tsar by Leo Tolstoy

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]

John Lewis Burckhard A man’s wealth is estimated by the number of Rotolas of silk which he makes, and the annual taxes paid to government are calculated and distributed in proportion to them. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

I calculated that a month before she had been smelling the mangrove swamps of Angola. Nothing could better answer my purpose. Greenmantle by John Buchan

Jack London Bad feeling was in the air, and they said things calculated to rouse the tempers of our men. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

He pieced together his scraps of intelligence with feverish exactitude; he calculated times, distances, marches. Eminent Victorians by Lytton Strachey

E. Phillips Oppenheim There was nothing about him, as he stood there with his hands behind him, his head thrown a little forward, in the least inspiring—nothing calculated to terrify the most timid person. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

But would any actual harm to him come of such detection? He calculated the chances for and against this — and the result was in his favour. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Olaf Stapledon Its form and the time of its onset seemed nicely calculated to undermine the impending victory of the light. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

A kemp is, indeed, an animated and joyous scene, and one, besides, which is calculated to promote industry and decent pride. Irish Fairy Tales by edited by W. B. Yeats

Leslie Stephen Furtive caresses—even on paper, understandings to carry on a private correspondence, fond references to old meetings, were obviously calculated to encourage her passion. Swift by Leslie Stephen [1882]

I concealed the name of my boat from her, and made a calculated prevarication when I announced my presence in London. I telephoned before I went back for my rooms to be prepared. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

Theodore Dreiser He calculated the time that had elapsed since he had known her, and then continued: “How old is the child?” “She’s a little over five. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

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]

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

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]

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

It was a letter precisely calculated to draw an unsophisticated amateur mind away from any other mortification, to pour balm upon any unrelated wound. A Daughter of To-Day by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1894]

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]

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

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]

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]

Jack London But was such calculated drift correct? For all I knew, it might have been four miles per hour instead of two. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

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]

He writes to his step-mother that he is every day more satisfied with his present mode of life, which he always believed was most calculated to make him happy. Gibbon by James Cotter Morison [1878]

Edith Wharton That distinguished personage had indeed entered with an air of compulsion not calculated to promote the easy exercise of hospitality. Xingu by Edith Wharton [1916]

Assuredly what I had heard was not calculated to dispose me to tenderness and the lusts of the flesh;—I held men in horror. Mademoiselle de Maupin by Théophile Gautier [1835]

Henry James There had been no mention whatever of the Princess. It was early enough in the evening for him to risk a visit to Lisson Grove; he calculated that the Poupins would still be sitting up. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

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 Gissing An explanation of this readily occurred to her: Dymes calculated upon bringing her to an interview. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Anthony Trollope He had, however, calculated that he could afford to accept even the life-income. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Sigmund Freud When the first difficulties of the treatment had been overcome, Dora told me of an earlier episode with Herr K., which was even better calculated to act as a sexual trauma. Fragment of an Analysis of a Case of Hysteria by Sigmund Freud [1905]

Jules Verne It was on the 1st of September that the comet had crossed the orbit of Jupiter, and on the 1st of October the two bodies were calculated to be at their minimum separation. Off on a Comet by Jules Verne [1877]

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

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]

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]

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

Henry Kingsley A nobleman of the nineteenth century, stricken in years, finds it difficult to accommodate himself in a house the windows ‘ of which are calculated to resist arrows. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

Anthony Trollope Lady Aylmer had well calculated the course of post, and knew that a letter might reach them by Wednesday morning. The Belton Estate 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]

Mark Twain She calculated his capacity as she would a jug’s, and filled him up every day with quack cure-alls. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain [1876]

I don’t think it is unreasonable to suggest that the sound of that man’s laughter is calculated to unsettle the strongest nerves. Marvels and Mysteries by Richard Marsh

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]

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

My profession is not one calculated to render a man’s heart over tender, but I must confess that in this case I was by no means as adamant as was usual with me. My Strangest Case by Guy Boothby [1901]

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]

Francis Bacon First, then, we see that the revolutions of heavenly bodies are accomplished in calculated times, as also the flux and reflux of the sea. The New Organon by Francis Bacon [1620]

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]

But if they cut down a cobbler for laughing at a second lieutenant — which is what happened at Zabern — I calculated that hanging would be too good for a man that had broken a colonel’s jaw. Greenmantle by John Buchan

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]

Edward Bellamy I speak of the estimates being furnished for an entire year ahead, but in reality they cover that much time only in case of the great staples for which the demand can be calculated on as steady. Looking Backward From 2000 to 1887 by Edward Bellamy

Maria Edgeworth Lady Davenant’s appearance and manner at this moment were not, indeed, calculated to dispel this dread. Helen by Maria Edgeworth

Ford Madox Ford For herself, she respected passion — though she could have imagined an object of passion more calculated to excite that feeling than Elle, whom for convenience she would call her ball:— mar. Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

Anthony Trollope She was fully certain now that something was to be spoken which would be calculated to interfere with her daughter’s prospects. Castle Richmond 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]

Edgar Allan Poe We had all calculated that the rudder would hold its own to the last, as it was unusually strong, being rigged as I have never seen one rigged either before or since. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe

Arthur Conan Doyle Well, after the murder I calculated that Beppo would probably hurry rather than delay his movements. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

The disquisitions upon death and suicide were calculated to fill me with wonder. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

Charles Stur It appeared from the lay of the country that these sheets of water were formed by drainage from the barren ranges from which Mr. Poole calculated he was 15 to 18 miles distant. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

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

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

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]

He announced his own purpose, however, in a laconic but decided manner, characteristic of a man more accustomed to act than to talk, and well calculated to make an impression on his rough followers. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

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]

Edward Bellamy It was a tale well calculated to touch the sympathy of a romantic girl, and the fact that the blood of the unfortunate heroine was in her own veins naturally heightened Edith’s interest in it. Looking Backward From 2000 to 1887 by Edward Bellamy

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]

George Gissing Unselfishness which means calculated deception seems to me by no means admirable. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

George Eliot Ah, no! It’s of no use to have foresight when you are dealing with an idiot: he is not to be calculated upon. Brother Jacob by George Eliot [1864]

Jack London Once out of his presence, I calculated the time. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

He had not calculated either for that sudden disconcerting leap of the heart as her eyes met his. Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley [1889]

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]

Wilkie Collins The betting in Geoffrey’s favor was betting which calculated on the unparalleled length of the race, and on Geoffrey’s prodigious powers of endurance. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

John Galsworthy No? Nor calculated to offend the ears and debase the morals of a decent-minded audience? . The Silver Spoon by John Galsworthy

Anthony Trollope Dumourier calculated too entirely on the affection of the army to himself and failed; but before he failed, Westerman had left him. La Vendée by Anthony Trollope

Jules Verne By reckoning the time since they started, taking into consideration that the walking had not been rapid, Starr calculated that he and his companions were near the opening. The Underground City by Jules Verne [1877]

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 solitude in which She had passed the Evening, the gloom of night, the Book which She had been reading, and the Room in which She sat, were all calculated to place before her such a vision. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

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]

Henry Kingsley I reined up just now to look, and I calculated that the southern point of explosion alone is discharging nine times in the minute. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

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

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

Sir Walter Scott His countenance was therefore fully displayed, and its expression was calculated to impress a degree of awe, if not of fear, upon strangers. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott [1820]

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]

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

They calculated that, with prudence, their provisions would last them for nearly four weeks. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

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]

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

From its situation Dickson calculated that the room lay on the seaward side of the House next to the verandah. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]