Phrases with "clearly"

M. P. Shiel My eyes being turned upward, I clearly saw whence it came—from a window of the third stage, that immediately above Areta. I had but the to rush backward before it fell to the earth. Shapes in the Fire by M. P. Shiel [1896]

Guy de Maupassan I clearly remember a flayed hand on which was hanging some dried skin and black muscles, and on the snow-white bones could be seen the traces of dried blood. The Englishman of Etretat by Guy de Maupassan

Elizabeth Gaskell I only wish I saw my way as clearly through other things as I do to your nearest duty. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

Rafael Sabatini He addressed him harshly in the lingua franca, which Lionel did not understand, and his words rang clearly and were heard — as he intended that they should be — by all upon the poop. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

George Gissing His face showed clearly how distressed he was, and that on his own account more than hers, for he could not conceive any blame save on himself for being so regardless of appearances. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

Jeremy Bentham The times are clearly marked in history when an English judge had it in his power to do justice. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

Thomas Hardy The object of her wonder was a trailing brown hair, very little less than a yard long, which proved it clearly to be a hair from some woman’s head. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

H. P. Lovecraf It is clearly the psychopomp of primeval myth, fitted and adapted with infinite deftness to its latter-day setting. Supernatural Horror in Literature by H. P. Lovecraf

Arthur Machen I wondered what this could be, and I threw open the window, not only because I was going to call for help, but because I wanted to see more clearly what the dark growth over the barn really was. The Terror by Arthur Machen

H. G. Wells Once I saw very clearly a man’s white face. The World Set Free by H. G. Wells [1914]

George Eliot Of course he saw more clearly than ever that she was a fine lady. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

Anthony Trollope But then the more certainly did she become convinced of this by the presence of the major’s messenger, the more clearly did she see the difficulty of attaining the security which the rock offered. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

It was written clearly in a schoolmaster’s hand, and though oddly and elliptically worded, he made out the sum of it. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

Figures of the Iris given by Aldrovandi in the Musæum Metallicum clearly depict crystals of quartz. On the Magnet by William Gilber

Sinclair Lewis He doesn’t know half as much as Tracy Oleson or Mr. Hubbs.” Then, clearly as an afterthought, “Or as you. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

Guy de Maupassant He bowed politely, but would not sit down, even on a bench in a gravel-path, and he commenced talking clearly and slowly. A Passion (Une Passion) by Guy de Maupassant [1882]

Gaston Leroux Through an opening in the forest, they commanded a wonderful view through the length of the valley and across the plain to the large town which could be clearly seen in fair weather. Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux [1907]

He remembered dimly Simon Rede’s last words, but very clearly he was conscious of his challenge. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

He said that he had booked two berths to Naples, that we were bound for Capri, which was clearly the island of the Lotos-eaters, that we would bask there together, “and for a while forget. The Amateur Cracksman by E. W. Hornung [1899]

George Meredith Oh, she forgave him! But clearly he took her for the same as other women consenting to receive a privileged visitor. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

John Galsworthy There had so clearly been a crisis in the cab that Winifred was unable to defend her theory. The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

Henry James Advertising is clearly at this time of day the secret of trade. The Ambassadors by Henry James [1903]

Arthur Conan Doyle Some of it is ludicrous, and some of it might be dishonest, and yet again some of it is clearly wonderful. The Land of Mist by Arthur Conan Doyle [1926]

Rudyard Kipling Therefore I explained more clearly than ever that I liked him immensely, and would be happy to see him in the daytime; but that I did not care to sleep under his roof. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Arnold Bennett The woman had clearly failed to appreciate the sacredness of the status quo. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

But we shall still endeavour to keep the general threads in hand and to exhibit their direction, their crossing, and their other phenomena, as clearly as possible to the reader. The English Novel by George Saintsbury [1913]

John Galsworthy I remember it all very clearly because just then I was SO hoping he would do well, I had a special reason. On Forsyte ’Change by John Galsworthy

George Meredith She knew what was good for her; she knew it now more clearly than in the morning. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

No fool, she could see so clearly where her danger lay. Marauders by Night by Arthur Gask [1951]

Virginia Woolf He saw too clearly the little vices and deceits and flaws of life, and, seeing them, it seemed to him honest to take notice of them. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

H. G. Wells He did not clearly understand that he had struck the side float of the aeroplane and slipped off, but he perceived that he was flying free on the down glide and rapidly nearing earth. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

Olaf Stapledon They directed attention to a certain value which hosts of human beings had experienced throughout the ages, but which had not hitherto been clearly apprehended and abstracted from experience. Saints and Revolutionaries by Olaf Stapledon

Anthony Trollope She clearly acknowledged to herself that she had a great difficulty before her. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

R. D. Blackmore I see quite clearly what you want to do; and I hope you will do it. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Jules Verne Such was their situation; and Barbicane clearly explained the consequences to his traveling companions, which greatly interested them. Round the Moon by Jules Verne [1873]

H. G. Wells It is clearly a festive occasion, and several games are in progress. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

The drift of the questions propounded to the witness at this moment opened his eyes too clearly for him to fail any longer to understand the situation. Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green

He saw it clearly and believed he was a strong man. Almayer’s Folly by Joseph Conrad [1895]

Olaf Stapledon Your war-time politicians, perhaps more clearly than your generals, displayed for us the essential weakness of your kind. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Arthur Conan Doyle Two or three warriors spoke, and finally our young friend made a spirited harangue with such eloquent features and gestures that we could understand it all as clearly as if we had known his language. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

G. K. Chesterton The connection between the rod or pole and the snake so clearly indicated in Scripture is no less clear in this case. The Flying Inn by G. K. Chesterton [1914]

Now that Fate is some such thing is clearly manifest, as well from its substance as from its name. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

When the island was large, it was distributed among several districts, and the boundaries for each were clearly defined. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

H. G. Wells I do not know now how it was that I passed from a mood so darkened and sunless to one of exceptional exaltation, but I recall very clearly that I did. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

George Gissing In endeavouring to imbue her with his own literary tastes, Reardon instructed Amy as to the natural tendencies of her mind, which till then she had not clearly understood. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Guy de Maupassant His mind was rather confused when he woke up, and he did not clearly remember what had happened, for a few minutes; when he did, he felt it painfully, and jumped out of bed, almost ready to cry again. A Family Affair (En Famille) by Guy de Maupassant [1881]

M. P. Shiel Yet another series of steps, and I came to a passage, at the end of which was a circular apartment: here was clearly the termination of this great excavation. Shapes in the Fire by M. P. Shiel [1896]

H. G. Wells This suggests pretty clearly a delayed and uncertain medical attendance and rough conditions, and it points us to still better possibilities. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

Jack London The right to buy and sell is clearly stated. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

Guy de Maupassan People begin to see things clearly and they are getting disgruntled. The Magic Couch by Guy de Maupassan

George Eliot I see how it is clearly enough. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

Olaf Stapledon I could not but believe that his purpose was at first not clearly conceived. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Anthony Trollope To his instructed gaze the little receipt for twopence was as clearly dated as though the figures were written on it. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

George Eliot Again, Jermyn was the family lawyer of the Transomes; he knew about the exchange of names between Scaddon and Bycliffe; he clearly wanted to know as much as he could about Bycliffe’s history. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

Edith Wharton Her hours there made her think less bitterly of Amherst — but also, alas, made her see more clearly the irreconcilable difference between the two natures she had striven to reunite. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

Virginia Woolf He was not displeased to find that those limits were very clearly marked. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

John Locke But yet where the mind clearly retains the intuition it had of the agreement of any idea with another, and that with a third, and that with a fourth, &c. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

Wilkie Collins To the serial story, therefore, we may fairly devote our chief attention, because it is clearly regarded as the chief attraction of these very singular publications. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

H. G. Wells Quite clearly visible beyond the smoulder of the fire, a wintry waste of rock and snow, boulder beyond boulder, passed into a dun obscurity. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

Francis Bacon And yet that motion is clearly one of progression, namely, of the waters entering the mouth of the rivers from the sea. The New Organon by Francis Bacon [1620]

Arnold Bennett On leaving the house she had stated precisely and clearly that she would return before lunch with all the money. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Wilkie Collins Let me lean back in my chair on this balmy morning—writing being now clearly out of the question—and float away placidly on the stream of melody. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

His words were these; but the tone in which they were pronounced, clearly meant to say, remember before whom you are standing, take heed to your words, and be expeditious. I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni

George Eliot It was pointed out to me by conditions that I saw as clearly as I see the bars of this stile. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

Let this be clearly granted, and the alleged fact that it did nevertheless occur may be accepted or denied as one has faith in the claims of those who witnessed the phenomenon. Claimed! by Francis Stevens

Wilkie Collins I looked at her anxiously, and discerned the welcome signs of recovery, clearly revealed. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

The seasons are like species — they were at one time thought to be clearly marked, and capable of being classified with some approach to satisfaction. Alps and Sanctuaries of Piedmont and the Canton Ticino by Samuel Butler [1881]

This photograph was taken at the Govemment House Garden Party. WHB is clearly visible in the foregound, but I have searched in vain for his wife. The Bragg Family in Adelaide by John Jenkin

Arthur Conan Doyle This fellow has clearly proved a broken reed. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

George Meredith But the day went too clearly to crown the light and the tight and the right man of the two, for moralizing to wag its tail at the end. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Olaf Stapledon They could not yet see clearly what thinking was, nor what the ceiling of its flight. Death into Life by Olaf Stapledon

Baldwin Spencer Nothing shows more clearly than these food restrictions do, the way in which the life of a native is hedged in with arbitrary rules that must be obeyed, often at the peril of his life. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Charles Dickens I am clearly going back to London now. Reprinted Pieces by Charles Dickens [1850]

Leslie Stephen Mrs. Barber clearly had no delicacy in turning Swift’s liberality to account; but she was a respectable and sensible woman, and managed to bring up two sons to professions. Swift by Leslie Stephen [1882]

Thomas Wolfe The human mind is a fearful instrument of adaptation, and in nothing is this more clearly shown than in its mysterious powers of resilience, self-protection, and self-healing. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

But looking back long afterwards she saw clearly that that was so. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Victor Hugo See clearly through that which is false. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

George Meredith That face of his, so clearly lined, quick, firm, with the blue smile on it like the gleam of a sword coming out of sheath, did not mean hardness, she could have vowed. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

Anthony Trollope There was, however, one comfort clearly left to him. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Edmund Burke But it appears very clearly to me that the human figure never supplied the architect with any of his ideas. On the Sublime and Beautiful by Edmund Burke [1757]

Victor Hugo Why has it all passed away? I have not clearly understood what has happened during the last two days. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Anthony Trollope He spoke always clearly and audibly, and he was known for the firm voice with which he would perform occasionally at some of our decimal readings. The Fixed Period by Anthony Trollope

Bram Stoker We could distinguish clearly the individuals of each party, the pursued and the pursuers. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

I knew, however, that in a half light one man is invisible where five are clearly visible, so I went back alone. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

Anthony Trollope It is clearly your duty, my Lord, to have the inquiry made. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

John Galsworthy The fellow was clearly a firebrand! In the cab the measure of his disturbance was revealed. The White Monkey by John Galsworthy

George Gissing Mr. Athel, too, though he supported a jesting tone, clearly enjoyed listening to the girl’s vivacious comments on the world which amuses itself. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

Anthony Trollope He walked slowly down the plank into the boat, whistling lowly but very clearly a few bars from a opera tune. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

Rudyard Kipling BALLAD. Let it be clearly understood that the Russian is a delightful person till he tucks in his shirt. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Arthur Conan Doyle Yet he had robbed me as clearly as one man could rob another. Danger! and other stories by Arthur Conan Doyle [1918]

He sees too clearly and speaks too plainly. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

E. F. Benson After all, it was her brother’s wife to whom she was talking, and the matter was one that clearly concerned her. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

H.P. Lovecraft Their croaking, baying voices, clearly used for articulate speech, held all the dark shades of expression which their staring faces lacked. The Shadow over Innsmouth by H.P. Lovecraft [1931]

Abraham Merri It was a wide and bulwarked road, a road that spoke as clearly as though it had tongue of human hands which had cut it there in the mountain’s breast. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch They saw me, and on the instant ceased talking and stared; but without changing their attitudes, which were clearly those of two disputants. The Two Scouts by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

George Gissing I often think I should find a truer field for my exertions in the turmoil of some great city, such as London. But how I should employ myself I cannot yet clearly see. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

H. G. Wells But I recall very clearly how we sat at the little round table near the big window that gave on the terrace, and dined and talked. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

What she needed, as David only too clearly saw, was a place of her own. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

She could see it all quite clearly before her. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

Guy de Maupassan They clearly expressed menace, yes, menace, as well as irony, and, above all, implacable ferocity, and their glance was like a flash of lightning, which one could never forget. The Man with the Blue Eyes by Guy de Maupassan

Henry James He wasn’t cross, but was clearly unhappy, and Nick had never before felt him contract instead of expanding. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

Radclyffe Hall The peak of the Camp stood out clearly defined by snow that had fallen lightly that morning, and as they breasted the crest of the hill, the sun shone out on the snow. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

Arthur Conan Doyle My eyes are the same as your clumsy X-rays, and I clearly perceive that the position is almost restored, and the fatal constriction removed. The Land of Mist by Arthur Conan Doyle [1926]

Jules Verne Manoel remarked how thick the cloudiness was, for it could be clearly seen on the surface of the whitish waters of the river. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne [1881]

Elizabeth Gaskell As if he had caught it up from her murmuring voice, he sang it loudly and clearly as he crossed the court. My Lady Ludlow by Elizabeth Gaskell [1858]

Olive Schreiner There were not wanting writers and thinkers who saw clearly the end to which the enervation of the female was tending, and who were not sparing in their denunciations. Woman and Labour by Olive Schreiner

George Elio The Evangelical curate’s selfishness was clearly of too bad a kind to exhibit itself after the ordinary manner of a sound, respectable selfishness. Janet’s Repentance by George Elio

George Meredith And common humanity declared it to be for the common weal! If so, then it is clearly indicated as a course of action: we shut our eyes against logic and the vaunted laws of economy. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

The young and smiling professor of mathema-tics and physits may be clearly identified by comparison with the studio protrait of 1888. The Bragg Family in Adelaide by John Jenkin

Bronislaw Malinowski That it must be clearly distinguished from marriage is just what we try to show here. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

Henry James If on either of these last nights you had been with either child, you would clearly have understood. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James [1898]

I apprehended that it clearly belongs to the tiger species, since the parasite animalcule found in its paw, like that in the Asiatic tiger, is a miniature image of itself. The Coming Race by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1871]

Your treachery to me, my dear sir, can be clearly seen from what follows. A Novel in Nine Letters by Fyodor Dostoyevsky [1847]

Then we see very clearly That there will always be contrition, Keeping in our hearts, Jesús, Mary, and Joséph. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Victor Hugo It is surprising how we find that we have heard so clearly that to which we scarcely listened. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Arthur Conan Doyle The party waa clearly ill at ease. The Death Voyage by Arthur Conan Doyle

Anthony Trollope For Wilkinson clearly conceived it to be impossible that Bertram should really intend to marry this widow. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

Arthur Conan Doyle The professor was clearly visible crouching at the foot of the ivy-covered wall. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

Edith Wharton Some one on the bench was heard to say: “This is clearly a case for the ecclesiastical authorities” — and the prisoner’s lawyer doubtless jumped at the suggestion. Kerfol by Edith Wharton [1916]

Anthony Trollope And the quarrel between Everett and his father might clearly be useful to him. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

H. Rider Haggard We could see the outline of the kraal clearly enough, and could also make out the faint glimmer of the dying embers of the Masai camp-fires. Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard

Robert Louis Stevenson But it is to be clearly understood that I promise nothing, and may throw in your face the very last thing you expect — or I expect. Vailima Letters by Robert Louis Stevenson

Why? Not for any clearly understood purpose, but simply from the impulse to invent and improve, which has now become instinctive. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell [1937]

Baldwin Spencer By reference to the tables already given, it will be clearly seen that on this occasion men of forbidden groups have access to the woman. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Arthur Conan Doyle Our interview, which I have told you as nearly as I can remember it, must have lasted some time, for it was quite dark when we came out, and the moon was shining very clearly in the heavens. The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1896]

Ivan Turgenev The window-frame could be clearly distinguished from the mysteriously and dimly-lighted panes. First Love by Ivan Turgenev

E. F. Benson Mr. Wyse had got out and Elizabeth clearly introduced him to her companion. Trouble for Lucia by E. F. Benson [1939]

Can he be?” He told her as clearly as he could, what had happened. Shadows of Ecstasy by Charles Williams

He smiled at her charmingly, as though he were offering her a kingdom, and said: ‘We’ll not be marrying, Christina.’ She took his statement as clearly as he gave it. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

This should be clearly understood. A Bride from the Bush by E. W. Hornung [1890]

I saw this clearly in a second while my wrists were cracking with the strain. Prester John by John Buchan

H. G. Wells It was evident to him that all these young men were extremely dissatisfied with Bohun’s leadership, and that they did not know clearly what to do about it. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

H. G. Wells For I already perceived clearly that the country about London must inevitably be the scene of a disastrous struggle before such creatures as these could be destroyed. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells [1898]

G. K. Chesterton I saw the distinction perfectly clearly when I was a child; I wish I saw it half as clearly now. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

H. G. Wells It was at first as if a film had come over his eyes, so that he could no longer see these things clearly and subtly and closely. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

Olaf Stapledon The nature of all intelligent behaviour is clearly seen in Professor Kohler's experiments with chimpanzees. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

Leslie Stephen He could only obtain a continuous effect when working clearly upon lines already provided for him, or simulate one by fitting together fragments struck out at intervals. Alexander Pope by Leslie Stephen [1880]

George Gissing She smiled as she continued her work, clearly making a happiness of each mastered sentence. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Arthur Conan Doyle The atmosphere was clearly that of the lecture-hall rather than of the Church. “There’s just one more thing I want to say before I sit down. The Land of Mist by Arthur Conan Doyle [1926]

It stated everything clearly and succinctly. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

You have allowed me to see too clearly into your heart not to know that I was a brute to ask you to do this thing,—to do that which I knew you believed to be wrong. Barbara Rebell by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1905]

G. K. Chesterton The hypnotism of the madman above fell from me, and I saw the whole map of our silly actions as clearly as if it were printed. The Club of Queer Trades by G. K. Chesterton [1905]

Anthony Trollope But with his letter he sent her an enclosure longer than the letter itself in which his wishes were clearly explained. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

Then for some minutes an imaginary conversation was carried on, with the rumble of the voices clearly audible in the adjoining room. The Hatton Garden Crime by Arthur Gask [1945]

Andrew Lang His audience, men of the sword, see the case as clearly as the poet does: only we moderns and the scholiasts, almost as modern as ourselves, are puzzled. Homer and His Age by Andrew Lang

Anthony Trollope The characters of the bishop, of the archdeacon, of the archdeacon’s wife, and especially of the warden, are all well and clearly drawn. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

But mating such couples must clearly not involve marrying them. The Revolutionist’s Handbook and Pocket Companion by George Bernard Shaw

Jeremy Bentham If there be one method better calculated than another to bring nations more nearly together, this which I propose, of a system of laws founded upon reasons clearly announced, is one. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

Henry James I see you as clearly now as the light of that window. Confidence by Henry James [1879]

Zona Gale It is the average intelligence among your people which is abnormal, inasmuch as it is unable to perform these functions which it was so clearly intended to exercise. Romance Island by Zona Gale [1906]

George Meredith Browny was then clearly seen all round, instead of only front-face, as on the Sunday in the park, when fellows could not spy backward after passing. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

She saw it clearly — for an aeon; this was what she wanted; this was what she was. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

Edith Wharton The task was not an easy one; but neither was it easy, in her long sleepless nights, to face the thought of what George Dorset was so clearly ready to offer. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

I see it all so clearly — the bed, the lady, the doctor. Chicot the Jester by Alexandre Dumas

George Gissing It was her duty, clearly her imperative duty, yet she durst not fulfil it. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

Oscar Wilde The quivering, ardent sunlight showed him the lines of cruelty round the mouth as clearly as if he had been looking into a mirror after he had done some dreadful thing. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

H. G. Wells The first rage of discovery had abated; he knew quite clearly that he was inflicting grievous punishment, and that gratified him. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

It was so nebulous that the sphere could be clearly distinguished through it; in extension, however, it was thick. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

W. W. Jacobs He told Sam that it was a load off his mind, and showed clearly by his manner that he expected the syndicate at least to accept his story. The Skipper’s Wooing by W. W. Jacobs [1897]

Andrew Lang However, Professor Sinclair managed to rake together an odd enough set of legends, “proving clearly that there are Devils,” a desirable matter to have certainty about. Adventures Among Books by Andrew Lang

Before them the diseased throng were hurrying across the floor, and the three friends could not clearly see the dwarf beyond them or the two encircled figures beyond it. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

There, before her, stretched motionless in her bed, was Betty. Lester saw her clearly in the dark. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

The blood is clearly unsuitable for this world, Joiwind, but after all, that was only to be expected. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

Anthony Trollope But nevertheless the truth came home to him more clearly day by day, that he of all men was the last who ought to have given himself up to such a passion. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

H. G. Wells Our next three or four meetings are not so clearly defined. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

A. E. W. Mason Her big grey eyes shone as clearly as before, the colour was still as bright upon her cheeks. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

Edith Wharton It was the formula usual in such cases and revealed clearly enough that he was the recipient of a royalty on Margaret Aubyn’s letters. The Touchstone by Edith Wharton [1900]

The first thing was to make out precisely and clearly what was the nature of this substance, this apparently mere scum and mud that we call yeast. Yeast by Thomas Henry Huxley

John Galsworthy Her mother and father would hate ‘to lose her,’ but they clearly wanted her ‘to go. Over the River by John Galsworthy

I saw that he meant to understand more clearly where we stood before he went any further. Tom Ossington’s Ghost by Richard Marsh [1898]

Still, his moods and wishes varied as did those of many careful watchers at that time; and he saw too clearly the arguments on either side to hold fixedly to one course. A Study of Hawthorne by G. P. Lathrop [1876]

H. G. Wells Our young couple, emerging presently from an atmosphere of dusk and morning stars, found the sky gathering greyly overhead and saw one another for the first time clearly in the light of every-day. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

The angel manners then will clearly shine, The meet and pure discourse, the chasten’d thought, Which nature planted in her youthful breast. Petrarch’s Triumphs by Petrarch

Edith Wharton He knew now the face he needed, as clearly as if it had come to him in a vision; and not till he found it would he speak. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

Elizabeth Gaskell One cannot judge of the shape of a nose from a full-face miniature, but the nostrils were clearly cut and largely opened. My Lady Ludlow by Elizabeth Gaskell [1858]

Olaf Stapledon But now I conceived more clearly what it was that had overwhelmed me. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

William Makepeace Thackeray Before the letter had been opened, I could read COME BACK, as clearly as if it had been painted on the wall. Roundabout Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1860-63]

He clearly knew the business afoot, for he padded beside me with never a glance to right or left. Prester John by John Buchan

Benjamin Disraeli I saw her as clearly as I see you now. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

George Gissing She saw her way pretty clearly to the end of the first; she had ideas for the second; the third must take care of itself—until she reached it. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

Anthony Trollope But I’m afraid you haven’t clearly before your eyes all the difficulties which are incidental to hunting. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins I am so indignant I can’t express myself as clearly as usual. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

Henry James He said “all that is clearly due today is not to lie,” and a great many other things which it would be still easier to present in a ridiculous light. Hawthorne by Henry James [1879]

Elizabeth Gaskell The traditions of those bygone times, even to the smallest social particular, enable one to understand more clearly the circumstances which contributed to the formation of character. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

Anthony Trollope Each, it must be acknowledged, was imprudent; but each clearly saw the imprudence of the other. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing She was in a dazed, heavy, tongue-tied state; indeed she did not clearly remember how she had come thus far, or what she had done since leaving the hospital at midday. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

But it should be clearly understood what is here meant by the term. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

H. G. Wells Marx seems never to have distinguished clearly between restrictive and productive possessions, which nowadays we recognize as a difference of fundamental importance. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Virginia Woolf They could not keep anything clearly fixed in their minds. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf [1927]

H. Rider Haggard Indeed, as we afterwards discovered, usually they were wrapped in this gauze-like mist, which doubtless accounted for our not having seen them more clearly before. King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard

A. E. W. Mason She saw more clearly into his mind than he did himself. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

William Morris Redhead looked under the sharp of his hand, and laughed as though he were glad, and said: “I know not clearly what these may be, but it looketh like war. The Well At The World’s End by William Morris [1896]

Wilkie Collins The law of chances was clearly against his escaping on this occasion. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Elizabeth Von Arnim Her business, at that moment, clearly was the servants. Mr Skeffington by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1940]

H. G. Wells He was friendly and self assured; he knew quite clearly that we were both on our way to social distinction and incomes of several thousands a year. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Wilkie Collins Then my interpretation of the letter is clearly the right one. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

She saw quite clearly what she would do; she would assent, but she would see to it that chance never assented. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

George Eliot You have seen clearly enough, in her interview with Philip, what that conflict was. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

Victor Hugo The print was cut out clearly in the whiteness of the snow, which rendered it distinctly visible. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Anthony Trollope How are a people to thrive when so weighted? And for what good? As for the children, they are clearly necessary. The Fixed Period by Anthony Trollope