Phrases with "cherished"

For three days the unhappy man had contrived to keep life and freedom, in order to get speech with the one being who, he thought, cherished for him some affection. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Henry Kingsley If there was any one person in the world for whom Charles bore a cherished feeling of dislike, it was this virtuous old lady. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

Thus tranquillized and cherished she at last slumbered. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Not only had this dearly cherished scheme of his come crashing about his head, but he had very seriously compromised himself with a great country. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

Algernon Blackwood The look in the girl’s big eloquent eyes threatened a cherished dream that lay too close to his own life. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Adriana had so well profited by the good counsel of her mother-in-law, that she never after cherished unjust suspicions, or was jealous of her husband. Tales from Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb

Benjamin Disraeli The services of the Church accorded with his depressed condition; they were the only events of his life, and he cherished them. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

Anna Katherine Green It was more as if some hope deeply, and perhaps unconsciously, cherished had suffered a sudden and complete extinction. Dark Hollow by Anna Katherine Green

It remained to see how Rome, by her agents, handled such qualities; whether she cherished them for their own sake and for God’s, or put them out to usury and made booty of the interest. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

My heart so cherished my harmless, defenceless Lilian, that I was jealous of the praise taken from her to be bestowed on another. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

Olaf Stapledon Then ‘we’, no doubt, will live on for a while in the survivor, as a cherished but a growthless thing. Death into Life by Olaf Stapledon

That is an ambition which is also tempting! Nothing, nothing but love and glory can ever fill the vast recesses of my heart, within which you are cherished as you deserve to be. Honore de Balzac by Albert Keim and Louis Lumet [1914]

Mr. Ferris, who, as we know, cherished a strong feeling of friendship for Mr. Orcutt, stared uneasily at the departing form of the detective. Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green

Caroline Lamb Love’s cherished gift, the rose he gave, is faded; Love’s blighted flower, can never bloom again. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

Anthony Trollope In all these cases the fashion of the game is much more cherished than the game itself. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Willa Cather Mahailey sat in a corner, hemming dish-towels by the light of a smoky old brass lamp which was her own cherished luminary. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

She knew it must be that he would quickly pass out of her life again, but it would remain for ever an abiding and cherished memory that someone had once been so kind and understanding. The Storm Breaks by Arthur Gask [1949]

Now he cherished his scorn of his brother — it was a fine silver flower in his coat. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Edith Wharton For nearly a thousand years its fortified walls had been the stronghold of the humanities, and generations of students had cherished and added to the treasures of the famous library. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

William Godwin He therefore carefully cherished in those about him the idea that there was in him a kind of supernatural virtue, and that he had the agents of an invisible world at his command. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

Washington Irving This, however, is the case throughout Spain; every where you meet with some worthy wight brooding in a corner, and nursing up some pet grievance and cherished wrong. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

Mark Twain This symmetrical Pyramid of Cheops — this solid mountain of stone reared by the patient hands of men — this mighty tomb of a forgotten monarch — dwarfs my cherished mountain. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Robert Louis Stevenson And really your conduct was so idiotic, my cherished one, and so utterly and distantly out of place, that a saint might have been pardoned a little vehemence in disapproval. The Treasure of Franchard by Robert Louis Stevenson

George Meredith The vitality of the delusion I cherished was therefore partly extinct; not so the love; yet the love of him could no longer shake itself free from oppressive shadows. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Olaf Stapledon He saw too that the string holding all his days and nights together was his cherished and continuously growing body, now in the instant of destruction. Death into Life by Olaf Stapledon

Henry James I adored variety and range, I cherished human accidents, the illustrative note; I wanted to characterise closely, and the thing in the world I most hated was the danger of being ridden by a type. The Real Thing by Henry James [1892]

Rudyard Kipling But he — but he, of whom bereft  I suffer vacant days — He on his shield not meanly left —  He cherished all thy lays. The Years Between by Rudyard Kipling [1919]

He cherished an undying hatred for the Puritans, and specially for Gabriel Hervey, with whom he maintained a lifelong controversy, and against whose attacks he defended Robert Greene (q. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Providence, in the person of this little girl, had assigned to Hester’s charge, the germ and blossom of womanhood, to be cherished and developed amid a host of difficulties. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1850]

An accident when at play conduced to an early taste for reading, and from boyhood he cherished literary aspirations. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

Andrew Lang Last of all they came to the king’s cherished ox. The Crimson Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

She looked back o’er her shoulder fair: “The whelming poison-pool is here; And now availeth nought the blade: O if my cherished trees might aid! But now my feet fail. Poems by the Way by William Morris [1891]

Charles Dickens Generally an antiquated chest of drawers is among their cherished possessions; a tea-tray always is. The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens [1860]

And Stanley being a wideawake and violent person, and his measures sharp and reckless, Mr. Larcom cherished a nervous respect for him. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Henry David Thoreau Are those the true and natural sentiments of man?” “The Golden Age was first created, which without any avenger Spontaneously without law cherished fidelity and rectitude. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

T. E. Lawrence At last we took off our new, cherished boots, donned to armour us against the winter; and hauled the camels up the glacis barefoot, as on the journey down. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Virginia Woolf He had once cherished a belief, and Katharine had embodied this belief, and she did so no longer. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

George Gissing She was too late to save the cherished object, and her aggressive movement excited Martha to yet more alarming behaviour. Will Warburton by George Gissing [1903]

It has been seen how he had long cherished the notion of a periodical conducted by himself, and marked by a unity of design which should make it in a more than ordinary sense his own paper. Dickens by Adolphus William Ward [1882]

Henry James Bernard said to himself that if he were not in the secret, a spectator would scarcely make the discovery that Gordon cherished an even very safely tended flame. Confidence by Henry James [1879]

Benjamin Disraeli Whether it were London or Vauxe, the eyes of the household proved that he was ever a welcome and cherished guest. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

Anatole France He was a subtle theologian and a good Catholic. His faith remained whole on the ruins of his most beloved illusions, of his most cherished hopes. At the Sign of the Reine Pédauque by Anatole France

Mortifying too: for no one likes to be set at nought and forgotten by one that they have loved and cherished and brought up from a little child. The Mystery of Jessy Page by Ellen Wood [1871]

Edith Wharton The face said: “Here I am: to be cherished or shattered — ” and he thought again of the glittering fragments he had seen at his feet the night before. The Children by Edith Wharton [1928]

Algernon Blackwood The emotions, however, I anticipated, had even cherished and eagerly looked forward to, had not materialized. The Garden of Survival by Algernon Blackwood [1918]

Rudyard Kipling Sir Christopher, covered with limewash, cherished a bleeding thumb, and the almost crazy monkey tore at Giuseppe’s hair. Actions and Reactions by Rudyard Kipling [1909]

And now is there any other little cherished fact known to the police which you would like to have imparted to you?” I took his humiliation seriously. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green

Wilkie Collins In saying Yes (if Eustace confirmed his mother’s confidence in him), I was saying adieu to the one cherished ambition, the one dear and noble hope of my life. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

George Eliot Under every guilty secret there is hidden a brood of guilty wishes, whose unwholesome infecting life is cherished by the darkness. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

Gustave Flauber He cherished them like portions of his own person, of his hatred — and he felt his spirit higher, and his arms stronger; everything that he was to accomplish appeared clearly before him. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

Willa Cather Perhaps the garage and all it stands for represent the only real development, and have altogether taken the place of things formerly cherished on that spot. Not Under Forty by Willa Cather [1936]

H.P. Lovecraft The glories we cherished were those achieved since the migration; the glories of a proud and honourable, if somewhat reserved and unsocial Virginia line. The Rats in the Walls by H.P. Lovecraft [1923]

George Gissing Had she divined his passion for Cecily at Naples? (He cherished a delusion that the secret had never escaped him. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

I give it back to you now, after having cherished it for one moment in my inmost heart. Captain Fracasse by Théophile Gautier [1863]

William Godwin They felt their own importance; and they cherished it. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

Then a significant cough reminded the lover of a cherished voice. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

Jack London It was the cherished belief of each that he did more than his share of the work, and neither forbore to speak this belief at every opportunity. The Call of the Wild by Jack London [1903]

Algernon Blackwood He bore no malice, cherished no ill-feeling. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

Edith Wharton Laura Lou, dispenser of raptures, was merely a human being to be fed, clothed, cherishedwhat was it the minister had said? — in sickness and in health, till death should them part. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

George Gissing I am by nature combative; I feel the need of attacking the cherished prejudices of society; I have a joy in outraging what are called the proprieties. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

Olaf Stapledon Neither in personal triumph, he discovered, nor in the frustration of cherished desires could men find peace. Death into Life by Olaf Stapledon

William Morris Clement and Katherine came oft to the High House, and Katherine exceeding often; and she loved and cherished Ursula and lived long in health of body and peace of mind. The Well At The World’s End by William Morris [1896]

I had thought my age should have been cherished by her childlike duty. Tales from Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb

D. H. Lawrence He resented the intrusion; he cherished his solitude as his only and last freedom in life. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

His passion, cherished through the slow monotony of a summer, had broken out afresh in the merry winter months, and the young man’s mauvaise honte alone had delayed the offer of his hand. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

D. H. Lawrence He cherished it, he had it entirely in his charge. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Willa Cather I cherished it until it was laundered, and I returned it with regret. Obscure Destinies by Willa Cather [1932]

She had familiarised herself with her sorrow, lived with it, cherished it, until grief had lost its power to agitate. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

Anatole France Oh, darling, I cherished at once the memory of that Monsieur Marmet, who lived for the Etruscans. And then a good idea came to me. The Red Lily by Anatole France [1894]

Caroline Lamb Such, however, he seldom now found her; for she cherished a discontented spirit within her: and though too proud and stubborn to complain, she lived but on the memory of the past. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

Noticing in the stranger something unusual, the villagers cherished it long against him and treated the man who was not like them with unaccountable apprehension. Mother by Maksim Gorky

Henry Handel Richardson In his heart, he knew that he cherished the present state of uncertainty; it was a twilight state, without crudities or sharp outlines; and it was still possible to drift and dream in it. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

He leaves not a shred of my substance untrodden: for the writer’s substance is his writing; the rest of him is but a vain shadow, cherished or hated on uncritical grounds. A Personal Record by Joseph Conrad [1912]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Perhaps they promised that there would always be women in the world who would spend their brightest, freshest, rarest hours to nurse and protect that superiority he cherished in his heart. All the Sad Young Men by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1926]

Guy de Maupassan He cherished ill will toward everyone — toward the Walters, even toward his wife, and above all toward the man who had deceived him, made use of him, and who dined twice a week at his house. Bel Ami by Guy de Maupassan

Guy de Maupassant Then Leuillet cherished hopes of another sort. The Avenger (Le Vengeur) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

Sir Walter Scott Among those who cherished this imaginary privilege with undoubting faith was an old clergyman with whom Mannering was placed during his youth. Guy Mannering by Sir Walter Scott [1815]

Heathcote discovered later that Mademoiselle Beauville cherished one bitter and unappeasable hatred, and that was against Messrs. Spricht, Van Klopen, and the whole confraternity of men-milliners. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

Benjamin Disraeli He was regular and assiduous in his attendance at office, was popular with his comrades, and was cherished by his chief, who had even invited him to dinner. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

Why do people hurry to noisy scenes, and crowded circles? I should answer, because they want activity of mind, because they have not cherished the virtues of the heart. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft [1792]

I cherished hope, it is true, but it vanished when I beheld my person reflected in water or my shadow in the moonshine, even as that frail image and that inconstant shade. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

I was already longing to expound the cherished ideas I had brooded over in my corner. Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

A project still nearer to his heart, which he cherished till near the end of his life, was to write a history of our Angevin kings. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

George Meredith And why the sons of Strength have been Her cherished offspring ever; how The Spirit served by her is seen Through Law; perusing love will show. A Reading of Earth by George Meredith [1888]

Wilkie Collins Wardour noticed the action — he resented it — he appealed, in defense of his one cherished conviction, to Crayford’s own experience of him. The Frozen Deep by Wilkie Collins [1874]

Ivan Turgenev I cherished my love in silence, and jealously and shyly concealed it. The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other stories by Ivan Turgenev

Anthony Trollope Had the cow come without any such scene as that of yesterday, she would have welcomed the animal with all cordiality, and would have sworn to her cousin that the cow should be cherished for his sake. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

From me, from me alone of all the Greeks, He bore away and keeps my cherished wife. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

Rassi was the cherished favourite who must at all costs be retained. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

George Gissing Though a daughter of the abhorred Ebrimut, Veranilda was of Amal blood, and, despite what seemed her weakness and her errors, it soon appeared that she cherished fervidly the glory of the Gothic name. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

Olaf Stapledon It is on the whole incapable of recognizing that many of its most cherished opinions are at bottom sheer prejudice in favour of social stability. Saints and Revolutionaries by Olaf Stapledon

Leslie Stephen Swift cherished a vague resentment against the fates which had mixed bitter ingredients in his lot. Swift by Leslie Stephen [1882]

Ivan Turgenev I had long cherished a hatred for those wary, sly, and rapacious birds. First Love by Ivan Turgenev

The young man had never cherished any other design. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Ann Radcliffe Of this I am certain, that whether they are illusions or not, a faith in them ought to be cherished for the comfort it brings to the heart, and reverenced for the dignity it imparts to the mind. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

D. H. Lawrence He cherished to the end the fond hope that she might come to live with him and her grandmother. The Princess by D. H. Lawrence [1925]

He loved his wife, but 1 think it grieved him when smart-colored glass vases were strewn among the cherished bits of old china and enamel which his soul loved. Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley [1889]

Henry James They wouldn’t lavish on them all their little fortune of curiosity and alarm; certainly they wouldn’t spend their cherished savings so early in the day. The Golden Bowl by Henry James [1904]

Louisa May Alcott Beth cherished them all the more tenderly for that very reason, and set up a hospital for infirm dolls. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

George Meredith Alvan cherished a worship of him as of one that had first thrilled him with the feeling of our common humanity, with the tenderness for the poor, with the knowledge of our frailty. The Tragic Comedians by George Meredith [1880]

Olaf Stapledon Further, in ageing, in this slow withering away of cherished delights and vaunted powers, there is a kind of purgation, as though in readiness for some grave impending event. Death into Life by Olaf Stapledon

There this filthy beast is considered so divine that it is freely admitted to the domestic circle and cherished as an honored guest. The Land Beyond the Blow by Ambrose Bierce

Thus he vented a spite which he had long cherished against them for their former neglect of Janet and him. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

If ever I cherished an ill-feeling for Miss Mamie, I forgave her now; so brave and kind, so pretty and venturesome, was her decision. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Nellie Bly Jules Verne’s bright eyes beamed on me with interest and kindliness, and Mme. Verne greeted me with the cordiality of a cherished friend. Around the World in Seventy-Two Days by Nellie Bly [1890]

William Makepeace Thackeray Something great and good must have been in this man, something loving and kindly, that has kept his name so cherished in the popular memory, and gained him such lasting reverence and affection. The Second Funeral of Napoleon by William Makepeace Thackeray [1841]

He hastened, however, to explain that he cherished no resentment against the culprit or the villagers, and that his only wish was to frighten them into a due respect for travellers in general. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Perhaps he was saving so as to realise a cherished dream of returning to his native river town, and spending his later days in tranquillity and some magnificence. Limehouse Nights by Thomas Burke

Elizabeth Gaskell He came back in a trice, bringing with him his cherished paper windmill, bought on that fatal day when Michael had taken him into Kendal to have his doom of perpetual idiocy pronounced. Half a Life-time Ago by Elizabeth Gaskell [1855]

We must, however, add that his more favourite and cherished studies were scarcely of that nature which a prudent preceptor would have greatly commended. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

I cherished a most passionate love for a mistress, who had trusted herself to me, and whom I had loved for a long time. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Perhaps she feared that her cherished womanliness would be endangered by too close an attention to accuracy and style. Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century by George Paston [1902]

Andrew Lang As for the good old couple, they were given riches and honour, and were loved and cherished to the end of their lives. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

United to her, cherished in her dear heart, never again shall I know the misery of finding myself alone. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Charles Dickens He cherished an extraordinary belief in the virtues of “shorts” as a disguise, and had in his own mind sketched a dress for himself that would have made him something between a dean and a dentist. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

The seigneur of Beaubocage cherished an exaggerated pride of race little suspected by those who saw his simple life, and were pleased by his kindly unaffected manners. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

On all personal matters he was very close-mouthed, though he would talk about other men’s riches in a way to show that he cherished some very extreme views. Initials Only by Anna Katharine Green

Anthony Trollope At that moment his outraged dignity and cherished anger were worth more than a five-pound note. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

George Meredith She cherished the old-fashioned delight in tulips; the house was reached on a gravel-path between rows of tulips, rich with one natural blush, or freaked by art. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

Ivan Turgenev She was just a year older than David. I cherished for her a feeling akin to respect, but we were not great friends. The Watch by Ivan Turgenev

As long as I could remember, I had always cherished the same mysterious curiosity about my uncle, and the same longing to behold him. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Tobias Smolle It is founded on hereditary regard and affection, cherished through a long succession of ages. The Expedition of Humphry Clinker by Tobias Smolle

Our love had not grown like a delicate flower, cherished in tempered sunshine. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Rudyard Kipling That pig could have been in no case to visit you in India had he not parted with some of his most cherished notions. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Arnold Bennett Why, even his cherished programmes of reading were smashed . Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

He was an old, old man about to be bereft of a son that cherished him. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

T. E. Lawrence It seemed a happy ending to the affair, and we were glad to get off with no more loss than my camels and baggage; though this included the sergeants’ cherished kits. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

He devoted himself to chess with Lady Geraldine; a game he played indifferently, and for which he cherished a profound aversion. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Benjamin Disraeli He had always been a cherished guest at Apsley House, and it was known the great duke often consulted him. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

Watts cherished the old Greek conception of willing service to the community. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

The man — haggard, dying — cherished a pride that had grown fiercer as the grip of poverty tightened upon him. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

It was a habit of mind not unlikely to be cherished by his habits of life. Charles Lamb by Thomas De Quincey

Rudyard Kipling That pig could have been in case to visit you in India had he not parted with some of his most cherished notions. American Notes by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Thomas Wolfe He went charging about among the crowds of people, offering everyone fabulous sums if they would save his cherished records. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Benjamin Disraeli He forgot all but the memory of a cherished friendship. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

Olaf Stapledon Though each boy in each crew was indeed his own cherished self, with a private theme of life recalcitrant to this dread night, yet each was self-yieldingly organic to the crew. Death into Life by Olaf Stapledon

Robert Louis Stevenson Taheia cherished his head, and the aged priest stood by, And gazed with eyes of ruby at Rua’s darkening eye. Ballads by Robert Louis Stevenson

William Godwin He does not love, who can resign this cherished sentiment, without suffering some of the sharpest struggles that our nature is capable of enduring. Memoirs of the Author of a Vindication of the Rights of Woman by William Godwin [1798]

But this was time enough to allow me to read the cherished letter, whose fragments I hastened to unite again. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

Though his father had every reason to be satisfied with his own success, for his son he cherished a yet higher ambition and one which he did not conceal. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

Tobias Smolle I admitted the traitor into my friendship and confidence, relieved him in his necessities; and, like the ungrateful viper, he hath stung the very bosom that cherished him in his distress. The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom by Tobias Smolle

Benjamin Disraeli She had saved his life; she had cherished it. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

D. H. Lawrence The moon glistened on her finger-tips as he cherished them, and a flash came out of a diamond, among the darkness. The Overtone by D. H. Lawrence [1933]

Edith Wharton He choked with anger at the thought of having played the dupe when two lives he cherished were staked upon his vigilance . The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

Arthur Machen His manner and address were certainly suave, but Last had no prejudice against suavity, rather, he cherished a liking for the decencies of common intercourse. Holy Terrors by Arthur Machen

Andrew Lang The ‘Pastissier’ is cherished because it is so very rare. Books and Bookmen by Andrew Lang

Jack London His desire to kill strengthened with the days, and he cherished hungry ambitions for the squirrel that chattered so volubly and always informed all wild creatures that the wolf-cub was approaching. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

Wilkie Collins In less than five minutes, Phoebe’s tears were dried, and her lover had his arm round her waist again, in the character of a cherished and forgiven man. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

George Meredith The slavery of the love of a woman chained like Renee was the most revolting of prospects to a man who cherished his freedom that he might work to the end of his time. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Arthur Machen Crippen was cursed with a nagging wife of unpleasant habits; and he cherished a passion for his typist. The Islington Mystery by Arthur Machen

Arthur Machen He cherished his chief treasure of thought in its secret place; he would not enjoy it yet. The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen [1907]

Robert Louis Stevenson Or so it was when I was young; for change, and the masons, and the pruning-knife, have been busy; and if I could hope to repeat a cherished experience, it must be on many and impossible conditions. Memories and Portraits by Robert Louis Stevenson

Anthony Trollope But the fact that he had been there, cherished in the girl’s heart — that could not be stamped out. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

I said: ‘My lad, when you earn but three thousand francs a year, and have an old and cherished father to support, it is your duty to stifle such desires, and remain a bachelor. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Miril-yiril-yiri, the blue-backed, black-backed and white-backed wren, and Minning-minning his wife, were other cherished friends. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

H. G. Wells Those nurseries! Think of our tremendously cherished and educated children! And when they grow up, what have we got for them? A feast of futility. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

Edith Wharton Beneath her placid exterior she cherished a morbid passion for disease and death, and the sight of Ann Eliza’s suffering had roused her from her habitual indifference. Bunner Sisters by Edith Wharton [1916]

They were spun of love and kinship and cherished memories. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Jack London What was of value to the master he valued; what was dear to the master was to be cherished by White Fang and guarded carefully. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

In contact, lo! the flint and steel, By spark and flame, the thought reveal That he the metal, she the stone, Had cherished secretly alone. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

They seem to belong to the ground they stand on, and the people who live about them look upon them as cherished landmarks. The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns [1906]

Tobias Smolle Sir, he was my own clerk, and this is the return I have met with from the serpent which I cherished in my bosom. The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom by Tobias Smolle

Jules Verne He divided the one thousand pounds that remained between Passepartout and the unfortunate Fix, against whom he cherished no grudge. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne [1873]

Rudyard Kipling Then Riley sulked and referred to himself as a pillar of the Bank and a cherished friend of the Directors, and Reggie tore his hair. Plain Tales from the Hills by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

For Matheson struck him as being amazingly clever—a pillar of originality—and his fine indifference to the most cherished opinions of Twickenham made Corbett catch his breath. At Twickenham by Ella D'Arcy [1897]

Lastly, were Anne and Arnaud, sincere mourners, especially Arnaud, who had loved and cherished his young master from childhood. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

Gustave Flauber Then, indeed, all would be lost! Since early youth she had cherished a dream that some day she would rule over a great empire. Herodias by Gustave Flauber

He had been her most cherished companion; those days had been blank on which they had not met. The Infidel by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1900]

Henry James She had a lively imagination, and she was capable, at certain times, of imagining the direct reverse of her most cherished beliefs, with a vividness more intense than that of conviction. The American by Henry James [1877]

It is possible that the Baron, who was of a somewhat cynical turn of mind, may have cherished no very exalted idea of his daughter’s attractions, either personal or mental. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

She too, who in secret spake full well of him, cherished him alone. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

George Gissing She cherished a sincere affection for the strange girl, notwithstanding the slight sympathy which appeared to exist between their respective thoughts and aims. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

H. G. Wells And whatever delusions he may have cherished in the days of his obscurity about the pleasantness of Fame were dispelled utterly and for ever. The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth by H. G. Wells [1904]

Anthony Trollope It was impossible not to feel that they were my enemies, as I was sure that they were about to oppose the cherished conviction of my very heart and soul. The Fixed Period by Anthony Trollope

She was supposed to be well off; and the Preen family—Gervais Preen and all his hungry brothers and sisters—had cherished expectations from her. A Tragedy by Ellen Wood [1886]

Such a love I cherished for Bothwell Grahame, and he for me. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

Great was the joy of Petrarch when he found himself in a house near the church of that Saint Ambrosio, for whom he had always cherished a peculiar reverence. The Life of Petrarch by Thomas Campbell

George Meredith The public bosom was open to Laetitia for several weeks, and had she run to it to bewail herself she would have been cherished in thankfulness for a country drama. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

But all his cherished negations were falling off him one by one. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

She had questioned him very sharply as to his life in India and at Dangerfield, and she had discovered no trace of any tender memory of the past, no hint of a cherished dream of the future. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

In the depth of his degradation, at the height of his despair, he cherished one pure and ennobling thought — the thought of the child whom he had saved, and who loved him. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Guy de Maupassant She cherished the recollection of it forever in her heart. Lasting Love by Guy de Maupassant [1882]

George Eliot Besides, Harold cherished the belief that, at the present time, Esther was more wisely disposed to bestow these things on another lover in every way eligible. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

Jules Verne Passepartout said nothing; but he cherished hope in secret, and comforted himself with the reflection that, if the wind failed them, they might still count on the steam. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne [1873]

Washington Irving It has been cherished and stimulated also by various means. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

Ann Radcliffe His friend laughed at his scruples and at his opinion of what he called such romantic delicacy, that his ignorance of the world was his only excuse for having cherished them. The Italian by Ann Radcliffe [1796]

Elizabeth Gaskell Besides, I have another and very egotistical motive for being pleased; it seems that even ‘a lone woman’ can be happy, as well as cherished wives and proud mothers. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

George Gissing So he cherished Silvia’s letter, and flung Heliodora’s contemptuously aside. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

Anne Bronte Had I done wrong to blight her cherished hopes? I think not; and certainly my conscience has never accused me, from that day to this, of any evil design in the matter. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte [1848]

Elizabeth Gaskell He tried to interest her in his pursuit, cherished her first little morsel of curiosity, and nursed it into a very proper desire for further information. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

Walter Scott But such reflections were not of a nature to be long willingly cherished by the person to whom they might have been of great advantage. Woodstock by Walter Scott [1855]

Edgar Rice Burroughs But he found the hide had dried as stiff as a board, and as he knew naught of tanning, he was forced to abandon his cherished plan. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

Henry James He seemed at the very outset to see her in the midst of possessions not vulgarly numerous, but hereditary cherished charming. The Ambassadors by Henry James [1903]

Olaf Stapledon Though culture itself was vanishing, the vague idea of culture was cherished as a justification of world-policy. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Rudyard Kipling You saw all he is and knows, and such ideas as he has acquired are directly hostile to the most cherished convictions of the vast majority of the people. Under the Deodars by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

Algernon Blackwood He loved the boy, he cherished and he spoilt him. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Anthony Trollope His whole anxiety was for their welfare; but he cherished their very faults, their ignorance and their follies, to enable himself to serve them in his own manner. La Vendée by Anthony Trollope

Kenneth Grahame To Harold, however, for whom the gods had always cherished a special tenderness, it was granted, not only to witness, but also, priestlike, to feed the sacred fire itself. Dream Days by Kenneth Grahame

Charles Dickens It was his pet weakness, and he cherished it. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens [1840]

The merely literary result is a failure, while a wound was needlessly inflicted, if not upon Leigh Hunt himself, at least upon all who cherished his friendship or good name. Dickens by Adolphus William Ward [1882]