Phrases with "city"

Anthony Trollope It is still possible that both city and monument shall be completed; but at the present moment nobody seems to believe in the one or in the other. North America by Anthony Trollope

Henry Handel Richardson The cemetery was a long way off — was out beyond the octroi-house and the city walls. Two Tales of Old Strasbourg by Henry Handel Richardson

Thomas Wolfe Another man, looking out upon the city in its early-morning nakedness, might have thought its forms inhuman, monstrous, and Assyrian in their insolence. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Her white, passionate face looked up through the twilight to the faintly clear sky—the murmur of the great city fell no longer upon her ears. The Amazing Judgment by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

His relations with the great city were of a very slight and external kind. Wordsworth by F. W. H. Myers [1881]

Jack London Between being driven to the parish for relief and being an out-and-out pauper there is a great difference, yet London supports 123,000 paupers, quite a city of folk in themselves. The People of the Abyss by Jack London [1903]

The city stirred uneasily, wakeful. Ten Days That Shook the World by John Reed

Rudyard Kipling Dey checks ’em, an’ dey bangs deir tails, an’ dey bits ’em, de city folk, an’ dey says it’s English, ye know, an’ dey darsen’t cut a horse loose ’ca’se o’ de cops. The Day’s Work by Rudyard Kipling [1898]

Charles Dickens The city watch-house is a part of the building. American Notes for General Circulation by Charles Dickens [1842]

George Eliot The city will never be safe till he’s out of it. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

Daniel Defoe From hence we came to Exeter, a city famous for two things which we seldom find unite in the same town — viz. From London to Land’s End by Daniel Defoe

F. Scott Fitzgerald The rain gave Amory a feeling of detachment, and the numerous unpleasant aspects of city life without money occurred to him in threatening procession. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Sandoval’s route was to lead him by Zoltepec, a city where the massacre of the forty-five Spaniards, already noticed, had been perpetrated. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Sir Richard Burton So he entered the city and they decorated the houses, and it was a notable day. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

Two days more in this dead and fermenting city and my slavery would be at an end. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

George Eliot You will have the satisfaction of delivering your city from an incubus by an able stratagem, instead of risking blunders with sword-thrusts. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

Willa Cather The East River, and the bridges, and the city to the west, were burning in the conflagration of the sunset; there was that great home-coming reach of evening in the air. Youth and the Bright Medusa by Willa Cather [1920]

Anna Katherine Green Nor could it be seen that any of these men — city officials, prominent citizens and old friends, recognised his figure or suspected his identity. Dark Hollow by Anna Katherine Green

Theodore Dreiser He began to see as one sees a city with a wall about it. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

William Morris However, this road is not of the same importance, now that the ancient city is gone, walls and all. News from Nowhere by William Morris [1890]

F. Scott Fitzgerald In November Harry Bellamy, tall, broad, and brisk, came down from his Northern city to spend four days. Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Sinclair Lewis We ought to retrench, and not let the city council spend another cent. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Edith Wharton Though he made no effort at disguise he went forth unrecognised, and the city closed her doors on him as carelessly as on any passing wanderer. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

Henry James It was dark when I arrived, and the city was sheeted in a cold autumnal rain. Eugene Pickering by Henry James [1874]

Next day I determined to have another try, so after breakfast I set off for the city once more, to begin the round of which I was heartily sick and tired. The Race of Life by Guy Boothby [1906]

Rudyard Kipling They were flawless — crisp, nervous, austere yet human, poignant, vital, arresting — most distinctly arresting — dynamic enough to shift a city — and quotable by whole sticks at a time. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

Now there is a fine harbor at which large steamers themselves can land at San Pedro and a four-track electric road leading to Los Angeles, now a city of three hundred thousand inhabitants. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

Wilkie Collins If we had been in the biggest and worst-governed city on the civilised earth, we should have found no public vehicle, open to the air, which could offer accommodation to three people. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Jack London The city was packed with them, so that many camped outside the walls. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

F. Scott Fitzgerald The track curved and now it was going away from the sun, which as it sank lower, seemed to spread itself in benediction over the vanishing city where she had drawn her breath. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Andrew Lang A state ceremonial in a city some distance off caused the prince to ride away at daybreak, and he left without seeing his wife again. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Anthony Trollope New York has been a leading commercial city in the world for not more than fifty or sixty years. North America by Anthony Trollope

Henry James Only it’s a city of pleasure — of lawns and gardens and verandahs and views and, above all, of good Samaritans,” Mr. Westgate developed. An International Episode by Henry James [1878]

Wilkie Collins She was as ignorant of his return to his native city as of all the reports connected with the marquis’s ball. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

George MacDonald In a few days the children chattered of nothing but Bulika, although indeed they had not the least notion of what a city was. Lilith by George MacDonald

Anthony Trollope An Englishman moving himself off to a city in the middle of Central America will find the customs to which he must adapt himself less strange to him there, than he would in many a German town. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

Sir Richard Burton When the two days were done, he left the city to stray about the waste and open lands outlying the walls, without a notion as to whither he should wend. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

Goldwin Smith If town life has its evils, from the city comes all that makes retirement comfortable and civilized. Cowper by Goldwin Smith [1880]

One of the women closed her eyelids; and there fell asleep forever the loveliest flower that our city had reared for generations. The Avenger by Thomas de Quincey

Anthony Trollope It will be remembered that Sir Roger Scatcherd had been elected as sitting member for the city of Barchester; but it will also be remembered that a petition against his return was threatened. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

The news was soon spread through the city that the duke had arrived, and a crowd soon collected. Chicot the Jester by Alexandre Dumas

Robert Louis Stevenson I shall send you to England, to the great city of London, there to await the bridegroom I have selected. The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson

An expedition to the site of Wabar. Do you know about Wabar? It is the fabled city of Arabia. It is Arabia’s “cities of the plain”. The Singing Sands by Josephine Tey [1952]

Anthony Trollope A stranger to city ways might probably have said that he was idle, but he was no doubt filling his mind with that erudition which would enable him to earn his bread. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Sinclair Lewis Here is the only city without wheeled traffic, the only city dedicated to human beings and not to dictatorial automobiles, and over all of it is unreality. World So Wide by Sinclair Lewis

Frances Hodgson Burnett He had known Count Zeppelin well and heard his interesting explanation of what would happen to a thickly populated city on to which bombs were dropped. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

And the more thoughtful circles of the great city were not deaf to the claims and significance of the popular melody. Beasts and Super-Beasts by Saki

Theodore Dreiser I propose now that we go into the city council and ask for a blanket franchise. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Of the five men passengers, one said he was a city clerk; another that he was a shopman; a third, a tailor; a fourth, the verger of an East End Church; and the fifth, a butcher. The Master Spy by Arthur Gask [1936]

Isabella Bird A walled Eastern city has no suburbs. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Sidi Mohammed, before he built Mogador, had the idea of building a city here; the situation is indeed delightful, surrounded with fertility. Travels in Morocco by James Richardson

The Portuguese captured this city in 1508, voluntarily abandoning it in 1641. Travels in Morocco by James Richardson

The city is full of physicians, and they were all to be seen driving about in their cabs at a very alarming rate. Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope

A row-boat conveyed her and her fellow-traveller to the Tower stairs, where they landed, the priest being duly provided with an efficient voucher that they came from a city free of the plague. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

Edgar Rice Burroughs They were fat and sleek, for they had been brought from a distant Mahar city where human beings are kept in droves, and bred and fattened, as we breed and fatten beef cattle. At the Earth’s Core by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1914]

Zona Gale They were standing at the top of an immense flight of steps extending as far to right and left as they could see, and leading down by easy stages and wide landings to the white-paved city itself. Romance Island by Zona Gale [1906]

Sinclair Lewis You gave up on the new city hall, the anti-fly campaign, club papers, the library-board, the dramatic association — just because we didn’t graduate into Ibsen the very first thing. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

H.P. Lovecraft Of the reality of the jungle city described by old Sir Wade, Arthur Jermyn had no further doubt; and was hardly astonished when early in 1912 he came upon what was left of it. Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family by H.P. Lovecraft [1920]

Guy de Maupassant It was a lovely day; a clear, blue sky smiled on the busy city below. The False Gems (Les Bijoux) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

Ford Madox Ford If he could have found, in the north, a city as vast and as distinguished by the other characteristics, he would have preferred it. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

Rudyard Kipling We found a city among hills which knew itself to be a prize greatly coveted by the Kaiser. For, truly, it was a pleasant, a desirable, and an insolent city. France at War by Rudyard Kipling [1915]

Thomas Paine They suppose Philadelphia to be rich with stores, and as they think to get more by robbing a town than by attacking an army, their movement towards this city is probable. The American Crisis by Thomas Paine

Rudyard Kipling But it is long and long since the stone was last moved, and I think that my city has forgotten. The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling [1895]

Soon thro’ the joyful camp a rumor flew, The time was come their city to renew. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

Wilkie Collins I saw the mighty vitality of the great city renewing itself in every direction; and I felt an unwonted interest in the sight. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Benjamin Disraeli Solitude in a city is a trance. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

Washington Irving Buxom lasses, almost as antiquated as their mothers, excepting where a straw hat, a fine ribbon, or perhaps a white frock, gave symptoms of city innovation. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving

Then there was a sudden blaze — a fall of golden snow, as it were, over a city of crystal. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

Benjamin Disraeli Nor was it without emotion that he found himself again in London, that proud city where once he had himself been so proud. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

It was with feelings of the liveliest gratitude to Providence, and pride in our gallant soldiers, that I reached the city of Zaarfburg, some ten hours or so after its capitulation. ’Long Live the King!’ by Guy Boothby [1900]

Robert Louis Stevenson Time fled; eleven struck on all the city clocks; and presently after I was aware of the approach of a gentleman of stately and agreeable demeanour. The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson

Willa Cather As they filed through the narrow, crowded streets, that harsh Norman city presented no very cheering aspect. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower which the children of men builded. The Doré Gallery of Bible Illustrations by Gustave Doré

Three weeks exactly after the doctor’s death, and five weeks after the operation, I was to make my first excursion into the city to cash the fifty pound cheques he had drawn. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

Add the gloom of a moonless night, and something more than great natural intelligence and a city education is required to preserve one’s knowledge of direction. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

William Makepeace Thackeray The city people are glad to mix with the old families. A Little Dinner at Timmins’s by William Makepeace Thackeray [1848]

A. E. W. Mason June had come round again with the exhilaration of its sunlight, and London had sparkled into a city of pleasure and green trees. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

Mark Twain Alexandria was too much like a European city to be novel, and we soon tired of it. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Theodore Dreiser Given the spring, the sunshine on the lake, white sails of ships, a few walks and talks on pensive afternoons when the city swam in a golden haze, and the thing was done. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

H. G. Wells A certain desire for influence and reputation, interested him in the business intrigues of the giant city in which his flukes were made. A Story of the Days To Come by H. G. Wells [1897]

Theodore Dreiser You ought to make them pay the city something and get their franchise without bribery. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

He had taken up his share of patrolling the city in a fine spirit of loyalty to the community and had worked as hard and as unobtrusively as the humblest clerk in his employ. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

Clarissa loved this city of cities, and felt a thrill of delight at returning to it. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

The city was out of range, but there were strange lights on the ridge to the east. Greenmantle by John Buchan

Tista was going away on the morrow into the city to be bound ’prentice to a shoemaker, who was his mother’s cousin, and had offered to take him cheaply. Signa by Ouida

Theodore Dreiser I realize that to go into the city council of Chicago with a legitimate proposition is one thing. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

To Paz it was, a city of prosperous name, that the cornet first moved. The Spanish Nun by Thomas De Quincey [1847]

Karl Philipp Moritz At that moment, I could not in my own mind compare the external view of London with that of any other city I had ever before seen. Travels in England in 1782 by Karl Philipp Moritz

Anthony Trollope We are told that when the news reached Rome the whole city was struck with horror. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

George Eliot Such things were not to be in a city where Christ had been declared king. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

H. G. Wells Just as they had never thought out the problem of converting a city of private palaces into a Communist gathering-place. Russia in the Shadows by H. G. Wells

Arthur Conan Doyle We had observed that in one part of the ancient city there was a large building which must have stood upon a hill, for it was still considerably elevated above the general level. The Maracot Deep by Arthur Conan Doyle [1929]

Francis Bacon Even so likewise the nature of this great city of the world, and the policy thereof, must be first sought in mean concordances and small portions. The Advancement of Learning by Francis Bacon [1605]

Andrew Lang After she had been married a few months the bride wanted to go into the city and buy herself some new dresses. The Lilac Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

G. K. Chesterton Each shall have a city guard, armed to the teeth. The Napoleon of Notting Hill by G. K. Chesterton

Rudyard Kipling The Bride interpreted Benares as fresh youth and radiant beauty can interpret a city grey and worn with years. The Smith Administration by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Washington Irving It was one of the resorts of citizens on their Sunday walks, who would ascend to the top of the tower and amuse themselves with reconnoitering the city through a telescope. The Life of Oliver Goldsmith by Washington Irving [1840]

H.P. Lovecraft My mind was whirling with mad thoughts, and the words and warning of Arab prophets seemed to float across the desert from the land that men know to the nameless city that men dare not know. The Nameless City by H.P. Lovecraft [1921]

Kate Chopin They were still talking of the dinner and the allurements of city life when Mrs. Pontellier herself slipped around the corner of the house. The Awakening by Kate Chopin

Virginia Woolf She was still the “unaccommodating and unaccommodated city . The Death of the Moth and other essays by Virginia Woolf [1942]

Benjamin Disraeli Even in the time of Strabo, Egyptian Thebes was a city of enormous ruins, the origin of which no antiquary could penetrate. Eastern Sketches by Benjamin Disraeli

Henry James It was the first he did know of this remarkable woman’s having spent a winter in his native city — which was virtually a proof of her having come and gone in complete obscurity. The Siege of London by Henry James [1883]

Mr Dickson McCunn was entering his loyal city of Melina. But now he knew only consuming anxiety and something not far from terror. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

Benjamin Disraeli The city was illuminated, and he went to the opera in the evening. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

H.P. Lovecraft According to Mwanu, the gray city and the hybrid creatures were no more, having been annihilated by the warlike N’bangus many years ago. Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family by H.P. Lovecraft [1920]

Thomas Hardy Country architects include those things in their practice; city architects don’t. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

William Hazlitt The first is as follows: It was even twilight when he entered the city of Antium, and many people met him in the streets, but no man knew him. Characters of Shakespeare’s Plays by William Hazlitt [1817]

James Joyce Walk along a strand, strange land, come to a city gate, sentry there, old ranker too, old Tweedy’s big moustaches, leaning on a long kind of a spear. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Virginia Woolf Mr. Grice recalled dreadful sights which he had seen in the richest city of the world — men and women standing in line hour after hour to receive a mug of greasy soup. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

Charlotte Perkins Gilman If you showed him that numbers of men were dumping thousands of tons of soot all over his city every year, he would have neither felt nor acted. Moving the Mountain by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1911]

Washington Irving On Sunday afternoon the city pours forth its legions to breathe the fresh air and enjoy the sunshine of the parks and rural environs. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

A number of buildings and trees intervened, when I had reached the plain, hiding the city from my view. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

I will not trouble you with wise dissertations, whether or no this is the same city that was anciently called Orestesit or Oreste, which you know better than I do. Letters from Turkey by Mary Wortley Montagu [1725]

William Morris So they went back to their dales together; but the Maid went her ways back to her men-at-arms and the city of Stark-wall. The Wood Beyond the World by William Morris [1894]

H. G. Wells Far below, mere stirring specks and dots, went the people of the unsleeping city in their perpetual daylight, and the moving platforms ran on their incessant journey. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

To children from a city theirs would have been a country holiday. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

William Makepeace Thackeray The city is defended by the queerest fat military. Little Travels and Roadside Sketches by William Makepeace Thackeray [1844]

Rudyard Kipling When I had disgusted all who knew me, I fled to Calcutta, which, I was pained to see, still persisted in being a city and transacting commerce after I had formally cursed it one year ago. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

As he reached the opposite shore the clocks in the beleagured city struck midnight, the hour at which the remainder of troops were to take up their positions at the various posts assigned to them. ’Long Live the King!’ by Guy Boothby [1900]

He invested it on all sides by land, whilst its other enemies blockaded it by sea; so that the city was reduced to famine. The Life of Petrarch by Thomas Campbell

Tobias Smolle The morning we set out from thence, the whole city and adjacent plains were covered with so thick a fog, that we could not distinguish from the coach the head of the foremost mule that drew it. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

It was for this that in Venice, seeing her old playmate the hero of the hour, she had left the city whilst still unknown to him. Signa by Ouida

You are positively a freak in this famine-cursed city of skeletons!” “I am rather stout,” he admitted. The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers

Rudyard Kipling This place is the first American city I have encountered. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Being fully informed of the misery in which this city and state lies by reason of the great number of bravoes which abound in it . I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni

Washington Irving When in 1248 the famous city of Seville surrendered to the Castilian monarch, Alhamar returned sad and full of care to his dominions. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

Guy de Maupassan And foolhardiness is no longer a failing of the citizens of Rouen as it was in the days when their city earned renown by its heroic defenses. Boule de Suif by Guy de Maupassan

H. Rider Haggard Here canoes were ready to take them across to the island, or rather the peninsula, on which the city was built. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

Raymond of Toulouse at last forced his way into the city by escalade, while at the very same moment Tancred and Robert of Normandy succeeded in bursting open one of the gates. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

The city of Adelaide, as the accompanying sketch map shows, is surrounded by its ‘Park Lands’. Garden Cities of To-morrow by Ebenezer Howard

Leon Trotsky During one of these, I made a trip to Warsaw. The city was living under the rule of the German bayonet. My Life by Leon Trotsky

George MacDonald By and by we could from the plain see the city among the blue clouds. Lilith by George MacDonald

From where he was sitting, he couldn’t see the city in the valley below the canyon, but he could see the reflection of its lights, which hung in the sky above it like a batik parasol. The Day of the Locust by Nathanael Wes

Thomas Hardy Here, as everywhere, the Unfulfilled Intention, which makes life what it is, was as obvious as it could be among the depraved crowds of a city slum. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

Anthony Trollope The city is not what it used to be, Madame Staubach, but still Peter does his work very well. Linda Tressel by Anthony Trollope [1868]

Abraham Merri They led me through the city and the people mocked me. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

Robert Louis Stevenson Dalzell was ordered away to the West, the guards round the city were doubled, officers and soldiers were forced to take the oath of allegiance, and all lodgers were commanded to give in their names. Lay Morals by Robert Louis Stevenson

Thomas Hardy Edward was impatient, and to a certain extent still a countryman, who had not, after the manner of city men, subdued the natural impulse to speak out the ruling thought without preface. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

They reached the city at last, and Maurice saw how wise the abbe had been in preventing him from assuming a disguise. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Arthur Conan Doyle The bombardment led to a landing to save the city from destruction. The Tragedy of the Korosko by Arthur Conan Doyle [1898]

The city tramples by without the railings to a lively measure; and within and about you, trees rustle, children and sparrows utter their small cries, and the statues look on forever. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Henry James When she railed at this serviceable city and you asked her where she would prefer to reside, she returned some very unexpected answer. The American by Henry James [1877]

Charles Dickens There are five public Abattoirs — within the walls, though in the suburbs — and in these all the slaughtering for the city must be performed. Reprinted Pieces by Charles Dickens [1850]

Jack London It should be called The City of Degradation. While it is not a city of slums, as some people imagine, it may well be said to be one gigantic slum. The People of the Abyss by Jack London [1903]

Walter Scott William de la Marck has assembled a numerous and strong force within the city of Liege, and augments it daily by means of the old priest’s treasures. Quentin Durward by Walter Scott [1823]

H.P. Lovecraft And sometimes at sunset I would climb the long hilly street to the citadel and the open place, and look down upon Aira, the magic city of marble and beryl, splendid in a robe of golden flame. The Quest of Iranon by H.P. Lovecraft [1921]

Anthony Trollope Darkness came down on the field and the city — and Amelia was praying for George, who was lying on his face, dead, with a bullet through his heart. Thackeray by Anthony Trollope [1879]

At Rome, you long for the country; when you are in the country, fickle, you extol the absent city to the skies. The Works of Horace by translated literally into English prose by Christopher Smar

Theodore Dreiser Undoubtedly, it will help the city, but the city is growing, anyhow, and that will help you. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

I have said that rapid railway transit would be realized by those who dwell in this beautiful city or group of cities. Garden Cities of To-morrow by Ebenezer Howard

And that, if what he had seen was a city in the sand, was understandable. The Singing Sands by Josephine Tey [1952]

George Meredith It was doubtful whether Countess Ammiani would permit her to sing at La Scala; or whether the city could support an opera in the throes of war. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Mark Twain I have found them since: “Now while Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was stirred in him, when he saw the city wholly given up to idolatry. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

E. Phillips Oppenheim You seem gay in Warsaw.” “Mademoiselle,” he confided, “we are a city living in a dream. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

When you hear big firing up to the north get ready to beat a quick retreat, for it will be all up with that city of yours. Greenmantle by John Buchan

It was burnt, and the city laid in ashes by count Lesly, 1685, but was again repaired and fortified by the Turks, who, however, abandoned it in 1687. Letters from Turkey by Mary Wortley Montagu [1725]

H. G. Wells For a long time he watched the further happenings in Niagara city as a rabbit might watch a meet. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

Robert Louis Stevenson At least, it is suitable enough that out of this superstitious city some such example should have been put forth: the outcome and fine flower of dark and vehement religion. Edinburgh Picturesque Notes by Robert Louis Stevenson

As I was sitting one evening under an oak in the high grounds behind Utica, I could not look down upon the city without thinking of Cato and his misfortunes. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

It is a city of gloomy aspect, says Valery, who possibly entered it in a pensive frame of mind, for its sadness did not impress us. Italian Journeys by William Dean Howells [1867]

Arnold Bennett With Germany. The city is quite excited. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

G. K. Chesterton This city which made you, and thus made your fortunes, is threatened with war. The Napoleon of Notting Hill by G. K. Chesterton

Abraham Merri But always I learned the traps my city concealed before I took it. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

Isabella Bird It was necessary to get on, lest the city gates should be shut, and by lifting and spurring the jaded horses they were induced to trot and canter along that road of pitfalls. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

George Gissing In the day-time she worked in a city workroom. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

H. G. Wells The city had swallowed up humanity; man had entered upon a new stage in his development. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

Walter Scott The same bill made provision for pulling down the city gates, and abolishing the city guard — rather a Hibernian mode of enabling their better to keep the peace within burgh in future. The Heart of Mid-Lothian by Walter Scott [1818]

Karl Philipp Moritz At one end rose the Tower — itself a city — with a wood of masts behind it; and at the other Westminster Abbey with its steeples. Travels in England in 1782 by Karl Philipp Moritz

Walter Scott About two miles onward lies the fine city of Tours, which gives name to this rich and beautiful earldom. Quentin Durward by Walter Scott [1823]

E. Phillips Oppenheim We require you to leave this city in twenty-four hours. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

H. G. Wells All the gentleness of her eighteen years of city life vanished before this primordial need. A Story of the Days To Come by H. G. Wells [1897]

George Gissing He bade me enter Rome, and spread through the city a proclamation to the Roman people—’ ‘It was you who did that?’ interrupted the listener. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

I restrained my feelings, and quietly remarked that I thought it was possible for a city clerk to be a gentleman. The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith

E. Phillips Oppenheim Her husband was a city Knight and though he wasn’t a millionaire, she’s good for what she cares to buy. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

George Meredith The city was like a landscape smitten black by the thunder-cloud. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

H. G. Wells I can’t tell you how bright and clear and happy a city Stockholm is — must be normally — and how this feeling of ‘this is the end’ overhangs it now. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

So ended Ducal Mantua. The Austrians held the city till 1797. Italian Journeys by William Dean Howells [1867]

I shan’t be here to see you married, because I’m going home to England on leave for six months, but, John, I’ll send you the nicest wedding present this expensive city of Adelaide can produce. The Secret of the Sandhills by Arthur Gask [1921]

Tobias Smolle The city of Cemenelion, however, was subject to the same disasters, and even entirely ruined, nevertheless, we still find remains of its antient splendor. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

If he leaves the city where he has presided, the crowd accompany him from his residence to the gates, where his boots are drawn off with great ceremony, to be preserved in the hall of justice. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Sinclair Lewis And the Thanatopsis does do a good social work — they’ve made the city plant ever so many trees, and they run the rest-room for farmers’ wives. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Arthur Conan Doyle From it we could see the crowded city streets radiating in every direction, while below us the road was black from side to side with the tops of the motionless taxis. The Poison Belt by Arthur Conan Doyle [1913]

Sinclair Lewis It was, Sam felt, a city nervous as a thwarted woman. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

The seasons have made their wonted round, and decked this eternal city in a changeful robe of surpassing beauty. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

H.P. Lovecraft In the frescoes the nameless city had been shewn in proportions fitted to the reptiles. The Nameless City by H.P. Lovecraft [1921]

But no one knew much about his present life, and there were hardly half a dozen people in the whole city who had even seen his face. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

Henry Handel Richardson From the noisy streets of a city in central Europe, he turned one night into a cafe for his evening meal. Succedaneum by Henry Handel Richardson

Four kilometres from our new trenches Huesca glittered small and clear like a city of dolls’ houses. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

Edgar Allan Poe As a third, I spoke of my fear that she might quit the city before I could have the opportunity of a formal introduction. Tales of Illusion by Edgar Allan Poe

When Corbett was not travelling, his going to and fro between Twickenham and the city lent a spice of variety to the day. At Twickenham by Ella D'Arcy [1897]

Rafael Sabatini Even if he could escape from the inn it would be impossible to leave the city now, since the guard at all the gates would have been warned. Casanova’s Alibi by Rafael Sabatini

In a certain great city away far west in the States, a go-ahead place, too, more so than New York, they had electric trams all up and down and along the roads to everywhere. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

There are mornings when the city seems to awake with a sick headache; this was one of them; and still the twittering reveille of the sparrows stirred in Gideon’s spirit. The Wrong Box by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Theodore Dreiser The city water department, by some hocus-pocus, made it its business to discover that they had been stealing water. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Charlotte Perkins Gilman In city or country, place was made for them, permanent, pleasant, properly appointed place; to use, enjoy, and grow up in. Moving the Mountain by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1911]

Arthur Conan Doyle Taunton had changed as by magic from a city into a flower garden. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

Miles Franklin Otherwise I was taking nothing back from the city but a blue sash and the books given to me by Mr. Stephens. I was clearly not a getter. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

Anthony Trollope Linda Tressel was the daughter of a city officer who had been much respected. Linda Tressel by Anthony Trollope [1868]

They played with tremendous zest, like two city gents who wanted hard exercise to open their pores. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan [1915]

George Eliot He must be content to do the work that was most like that of a beast of burden: in this mercantile city many porters must be wanted, and he could at least carry weights. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]