Phrases with "deep"

Wilkie Collins After the utter oblivion and darkness of a deep swoon, consciousness flashed like light on my mind, when I found myself in my father’s presence, and in my own home. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Isabella Bird A deep chasm conceals the Tabarak stream up to the point of its foamy junction with the Bazuft, which emerges on the valley by an abrupt turn through a very fine cañon. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

She unpinned her hat, then, exhausted with the effort, her cloak still hanging from her shoulders, flung herself into a deep armchair, sideways, her face half buried in a cushion. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

George felt with deep if silent indignation, that with him, her future husband if with any one, Janet ought to be open, truthful. Moth and Rust by Mary Cholmondeley [1912]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Marylyn stands above Sallee in that sweet, deep love. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Thomas Hardy At first they could see nothing in the water, though it was not so deep nor the night so dark but that their father’s light kerseymere coat would have been visible if he had lain at the bottom. Life’s Little Ironies by Thomas Hardy

Elizabeth Gaskell Th’ coal-miners round about Newcastle way may come upon our good boat if they mine deep enough, else ne’er another man will see her. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

I feared to look at him, lest my glances should betray my deep excitement, and chance served me so well that the soup was scarce removed before we were naturally introduced. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

In that age, as in all, the channel of deep grief flowed hushed and still. The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1834]

Then he returned to his seat, heaving a deep sigh. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Rudyard Kipling The wide-eyed mess-sergeant filled the glasses in deep silence. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

The pine is not “rooted deep as high” (P.R. 4416), but sends its roots along the surface. Milton by Mark Pattison [1879]

Arthur Conan Doyle Frau Bischoff had made a bold attempt to hold the assassin, and declares that her nails made deep furrows in his right wrist. A Pastoral Horror by Arthur Conan Doyle

He drew in deep heavy breaths as if he were eager to get everything over. The House on the Island by Arthur Gask [1931]

Rudyard Kipling They are old men with gray beards, and voices as deep as mine. The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling [1895]

Andrew Lang They splashed joyfully about, and shook themselves, and then dived to the bottom of a deep pool. The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Nathaniel Hawthorne At intervals he sent a glance from beneath his deep eyebrows, watching their countenances in profile with his pencil suspended over the sketch. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

A hot haze lay heavily over the great sweep of deep blue waters. Studies in Love and Terror by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

Charles Kingsley Mr. Wallace, whom you all of course know, has shown in his “Malay Archipelago” that a strait of deep sea can act as such a barrier between species. On Bio-Geology by Charles Kingsley

Baldwin Spencer It lives only in deep water pools and may only be caught by really old men and they must use nets or spears. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Thomas Hardy Eyes almost as deep and speaking he had seen before, and cheeks perhaps as fair; brows as arched, a chin and throat almost as shapely; her mouth he had seen nothing to equal on the face of the earth. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

D. H. Lawrence Because the river-bed, and Naxos under the lemon groves, Greek Naxos deep under dark-leaved, many-fruited lemon groves, Etna’s skirts and skirt-bottoms, these still are our world, our own world. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

James Joyce My fair one, my fair dove, Arise, arise! From dewy dreams, my soul, arise, From love's deep slumber and from death, For lo! the trees are full of sighs Whose leaves the morn admonisheth. Chamber Music by James Joyce

Thomas Hardy A deep arm-chair, covered with horsehair, and studded with a countless throng of brass nails, was pulled up on one side of the fireplace. Wessex Tales by Thomas Hardy [1888]

E. T. A. Hoffmann The Professor, with his niece on his arm, both in deep mourning, went close past me without noticing me. The Cremona Violin by E. T. A. Hoffmann

You could see deep down into the water as though you were looking into a kind of dark green glass. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

Charles Dickens His father struck his stick deep down in the ground, and leaning one hand upon it, faced round at him. The Haunted House by Charles Dickens [1859]

Thomas Wolfe For several years New York had been the place that he called home, and love was his already; and now he felt, with the assurance of deep conviction, that the time for fame and fortune was at hand. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

H. G. Wells She lay and thought how deep and rich life had become for her, as though in all this effort and struggle some unsuspected veil had been torn away. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

How his face gleamed in the darkness, drawing swiftly nearer! The deep vaults, the huge closed doors, their cold iron clamps were all on his side. The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers

Terrific, I tell you — and a deep ship. The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad [1910]

Jules Verne The vast assembly dispersed under the influence of deep emotion, and at ten o’clock the passengers and crew returned on board the vessel. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

All below the nick was still in deep shadow, but from the configuration of the slopes I judged that a tributary glacier ran from it to the main glacier at the river head. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

But that does not prevent my having a deep desire to serve her. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

Leon Trotsky One of them was an old man whose brown neck was shrivelled into deep folds; the other was his young nephew. My Life by Leon Trotsky

I have a deep respect for the Flying Corps, but it is apt to change its jargon every month, and its conversation is hard for the layman to follow. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

You are a genius, sir, a genius!” Mr. Byrd received this tribute to his skill with some confusion and a deep blush, which he vainly sought to hide by bending lower over his work. Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green

Arnold Bennett It went exceedingly deep in many directions. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Arthur Conan Doyle Two small hills lay before them with a narrow gorge of deep bushes between. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

Edith Wharton The deep blue purity of the night was unveiled by mist, and the moonlight rimmed the edges of the trees with a silver blur and blanched to unnatural whiteness the statues against their walls of shade. The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

Frances Hodgson Burnett After the silence he added as out of deep thinking, “I wish that I could see her. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Arthur Conan Doyle There was the huge wood of the Weald, one unbroken forest of oak-trees stretching away to the South Downs, which rose olive-green against the deep blue sky. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

There’s deep water there, you observe. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

Elizabeth Von Arnim Somebody came out through the glass doors, just as she was drawing a deep breath of security. The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1922]

Arthur Conan Doyle The air was calm, full of the eternal hum of insects, a tropical chorus of many octaves, from the deep drone of the bee to the high, keen pipe of the mosquito. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

George Meredith When she had restored them to some warmth, she threw aside her bonnet and lying beside Tony, took her in her arms, heaving now and then a deep sigh. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Ann Radcliffe At length uttering a deep sigh, she raised herself, and, like one awakened from a dream, gazed around her. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

Olaf Stapledon Little by little she realized that this very odd kind of courtship was having a deep effect on her. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

These rules sound elementary, and so they are, but they demand a deep change of attitude in anyone who has grown used to writing in the style now fashionable. Politics and the English Language by George Orwell

One of his pupils speaks of ‘the simple, delicate, deep respect for the poor’, which could be seen in his manner and his talk among the cottagers. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

Thomas Hardy Mrs. Yeobright looked rather unhappy, and sat still, deep in thought. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

It seems to be always the case when I get mixed up in war or politics — I am conscious of nothing save physical discomfort and a deep desire for this damned nonsense to be over. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

For they make ditches in the earth all about in the hall, deep to the knee, and they do pave them; and when they will eat, they go therein and sit there. The Travels of Sir John Mandeville by John Mandeville

Sixty miles farther on there was another place of call, a deep bay with only a couple of houses on the beach. End of the Tether by Joseph Conrad [1902]

Sinclair Lewis President Riot said, at length, that Dr. Planish was a deep thinker, but all off on today’s deep thought. Gideon Planish by Sinclair Lewis

The Spring of the Blue Wildebeeste was a clear rushing mountain torrent, which swirled over blue rocks into deep fern-fringed pools. Prester John by John Buchan

Henry James These two remarkable persons faced each other, their eyes met again, and they exchanged a long, deep glance of mutual scrutiny. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

The deep folds of the ravine gathered the falling dusk into great pools of absolute blackness, at the foot of the crags. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Rudyard Kipling I’ve thought that too,” said Jerry. He rumbled so deep I could scarcely catch. Rewards and Fairies by Rudyard Kipling [1910]

She drew a deep breath, her eyes opened, she stared round and then she made an effort to get up. The Night of the Storm by Arthur Gask [1937]

Charles Dickens Between them, and a working woman fu’ of faults, there is a deep gulf set. Hard Times by Charles Dickens [1854]

D. H. Lawrence Deep, deep is class hatred, and it begins to swallow all human feeling in its abyss. The Captain’s Doll by D. H. Lawrence

Ford Madox Ford These deep forests are noted among others. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

Marjorie Bowen With a deep obeisance he departed. The Viper of Milan by Marjorie Bowen [1906]

Willa Cather He took a deep breath and sat down again. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Makola came back empty-handed, stood in deep thought, then stepped quietly into the dead man’s room, and came out directly with a revolver, which he held up before Kayerts. Kayerts shut his eyes. Tales of Unrest by Joseph Conrad [1898]

D. H. Lawrence The insult went deep into her, right home. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

Lilian remained silent, her eyes fixed upon the ground as if in deep revery. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

She folded the letter, and laid it in the satin-lined box on her table, with a deep sigh. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Abraham Merri Then through the dim rhythms, deep beneath us, another sound came. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

Her tawny hair was gathered in deep folds upon her head and made fast by great silver pins, their heads set with anachite diamonds. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

And with the end, the commissioner, in each case, fetched a deep breath, resumed his natural voice, and proceeded to business. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

John Lewis Burckhard On the side towards the town the castle is defended by a deep fosse cut in the rock; near which are seen several remains of columns of gray and red granite. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

The fear of death never cut so deep as that. Moth and Rust by Mary Cholmondeley [1912]

William Hope Hodgson All about it, the sky had become black, with a clear, deep blackness, frightful in its nearness, and its unmeasured deep, and its utter unfriendliness. The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson

He went from her presence bowed to the very dust by a sorrow which was too deep for tears. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

The charm now ceased to operate: The blood which had been frozen in my veins rushed back to my heart with violence: I uttered a deep groan, and sank lifeless upon my pillow. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

Henry David Thoreau They become at length dense masses of rich yellow with a deep scarlet blush, or more than blush, on the exposed surfaces. Autumnal Tints by Henry David Thoreau [1862]

Having made a wonderfully good meal, he pushed the dishes to one side of the kitchen-table and lighted his pipe with a deep sigh of physical contentment. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

I confess I was sometimes tempted to suspect that this ultra refinement was not very deep seated. Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope

We started from Juigalpa the next morning; and for the first few miles our road lay down by the river, a deep branch of which we crossed. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

Jane Austen A large bulky figure has as good a right to be in deep affliction, as the most graceful set of limbs in the world. Persuasion by Jane Austen [1818]

Henry James She had sat motionless in a deep chair by the drawing-room fire; she had leaned back her head, she had closed her eyes, she had seemed softly to sleep. The Way it Came by Henry James [1896]

George Meredith Colour deep as evening red confused her cheeks, and she said, “We must stop them. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

Benjamin Disraeli While they were making these observations the twelve Managers had assembled in deep consultation around the Statue, and in a very few minutes the Oracle was prepared. The Voyage of Captain Popanilla by Benjamin Disraeli [1828]

Rudyard Kipling The dead and most untouched deep water of the sea had been heaved to the top by the submarine volcano — the chill still water that kills all life and smells of desolation and emptiness. Many Inventions by Rudyard Kipling [1893]

After that cry there was a deep sigh. Tales of Unrest by Joseph Conrad [1898]

Arthur Conan Doyle This time he was firmly resolved, deep in his gallant soul, that he would come no foot back, but would find his death there amongst his foemen or carve a path into the heart of their ranks. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

Arthur Conan Doyle We stood ankle deep in the shingle and seaweed, shading our eyes with our hands and peering out into the inky obscurity. The Mystery of Cloomber by Arthur Conan Doyle [1889]

Henry Handel Richardson The skin of the face had gone a mahogany brown from exposure, and a score of deep wrinkles ran out fan-wise from the corners of the closed lids. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

One fell, horse and all, into a deep ditch, where he remained till the next morning. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

The King was seated before a table, in a deep carved armchair. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

Abraham Merri She stared at him, piteously; her wide eyes clung to his, bewildered; deep within her he sensed grapple of awakening will against the webs of dream. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

Oscar Wilde And in the withered hollow of this land Hath Summer dug herself so deep a grave, That hardly can the leaden willow crave One silver blossom from keen Winter’s hand. Miscellaneous Poems by Oscar Wilde

Edith Wharton Archie’s answer was a deep scornful breath. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

Thomas Wolfe So it was over, then! They all drew deep breaths of relief, and commiserated the charming lady upon her loss. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

A. E. W. Mason She was sunk deep in humiliation. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

The torrent, in many places, has eaten deep into the rocks, and split them into large fragments by driving others against them. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Then he turns to us again, with tears dimming his eyes, and a deep tenderness in his tone. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Anthony Trollope Her dislike of the Signora Neroni was too deep to admit of her even hoping that that lady should see the error of her ways. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

See where his teeth a passage eat: We’ll rouse him from the deep retreat. The Poetical Works of Thomas Parnell by with an introduction by George Gilfillan [1855]

There was a long silence, a silence of some minutes, when she had done; and Lady Maulevrier lay with lowered eyelids, deep in thought. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Maria Edgeworth The avenue, overgrown with grass, would have been difficult to find, but for deep old cart-ruts which still marked the way. Helen by Maria Edgeworth

Jules Verne But the shadow was so deep that Michael ran no risk of being seen, unless the wood should be carefully searched. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

With a deep sigh she closed the shutter again, and by the dusky candle-light returned to her bed. The Wyvern Mystery by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Jack London At this point, on both banks, were precipitous bluffs, rising out of deep water, and along which they could neither tow nor pole, while they could not gain with the paddles against the current. Lost Face by Jack London

Deploring my carelessness, but determined at all hazards to secure what I had seen, I dived down deep into the hole, and in another moment had the object of my curiosity in my hands. The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green

Edward Bellamy You have just been roused from a deep sleep, or, more properly, trance. Looking Backward From 2000 to 1887 by Edward Bellamy

Sinclair Lewis You’re so deep and discerning about people. Gideon Planish by Sinclair Lewis

Miles Franklin One such woman has more power of deep loving than half-a-dozen of the namby-pamby over-sexed womanised things. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

At length he turned about, having closed the door, as if carelessly, with his foot, and advancing slowly, in deep thought, he took his seat at the side of the table opposite to mine. The Murdered Cousin by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Well, then trust yourself to me — to the sea — which is deep like your eyes. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Beyond is a stretch of deep red-soiled ploughed land, and then the background of hills. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Henry Handel Richardson The roads that led countrywards from the several gates of the city were inches deep in a dust that powdered white, trees, vehicles and people. Two Tales of Old Strasbourg by Henry Handel Richardson

Sir Walter Scott Varney arose and retired, making a deep obeisance to the Sovereign who had done him so much honour. Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott [1821]

The sound of their heavy boots made a deep and incessant thunder on the wooden floor. Ten Days That Shook the World by John Reed

Radclyffe Hall Thinking of her father, she realized how greatly she had leant on that man of deep kindness, how sure she had felt of his constant protection, how much she had taken that protection for granted. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

Robert Louis Stevenson But now we came on something that put all fears out of season; and that was a deep rushing burn, that tore down, in that part, to join the glen river. Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson

Jules Verne Rapid tremblings ran along the mountain caused by internal bubblings, deep noise, distinctly transmitted through the liquid medium were echoed with majestic grandeur. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

Theodore Dreiser She may have heard that there were once dinosaurs and flying reptiles, but if so it made no deep impression on her. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

John Galsworthy He had a sort of deep feeling, indeed, that he did not want to be rescued by America or anybody else. On Forsyte ’Change by John Galsworthy

Jane Austen His niece was deep in thought likewise, trying to harden and prepare herself against farther questioning. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen [1814]

Also in that country there be beasts taught of men to go into waters, into rivers and into deep stanks for to take fish; the which beast is but little, and men clepe them loirs. The Travels of Sir John Mandeville by John Mandeville

Willa Cather She had a serious, thoughtful face, and her clear, deep blue eyes were fixed intently on the distance, without seeming to see anything, as if she were in trouble. O Pioneers! by Willa Cather [1913]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The tide swept past him with a soft, deep swirl. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

Isabella Bird The rub came on a bank near a stream where there was a deep drift. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Rafael Sabatini He took a deep breath, like a man about to plunge into deep waters, and he might have been observed to pale a little. The Plague of Ghosts by Rafael Sabatini

Willa Cather The only way in is through that deep canyon that opens on the water level, just where the river makes the bend. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather [1925]

Larose looked up from the newspaper with a white face, and drew in a deep breath. The Grave-digger of Monks Arden by Arthur Gask [1938]

D. H. Lawrence The deep vibration of the darkness could only be felt, not heard. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Frances Hodgson Burnett He had wandered by blue lakes and thought them; he had lain on mountain-sides with sheets of deep blue gentians blooming all about him and flower breaths filling all the air and he had thought them. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1911]

Anthony Trollope He assures me that Robert Kennedy is quite aware of the wickedness of the attempt he made, and that he is plunged in deep remorse. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Olaf Stapledon And because I have had an ideal imposed on me, by outside influences, and I haven’t the strength (or the effective will) to live up to it, deep in my heart I hate the things I love. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

At last, at the moment when his majesty was finishing a pot of preserved plums with a deep sigh, Saint–Aignan appeared. Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Anthony Trollope The ford was of such a nature that but one horse could pass it at a time, and that one had to scramble through deep mud. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

Elizabeth Gaskell The speed-well grew in the shallowest water of the pool, and all around its margin, but the flowers were hardly seen at first, so deep was the green shadow cast by the trees. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

Edith Wharton But a deep disappointment awaited him. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The flames fell upon his white, worn face, with its deep branding lines, and gleamed in his great sad eyes, so bright and dry that they seemed like mirrors for the firelight. To Win the Love He Sought by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1895]

Rudyard Kipling His theme was a well-worn one, but his deep holding voice made it fresh. Debits and Credits by Rudyard Kipling [1926]

Algernon Blackwood I understood his meaning, and suggested that someone in deep trance might meet the conditions, for in trance he held that the occupant, or soul, was gone elsewhere, the tenement of flesh deserted. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

Gustave Flauber A deep groan, hollow and startling, rose from the pit. Herodias by Gustave Flauber

Arthur Conan Doyle They were not long enough to obscure our view, though their great flat leaves, deep golden in the light, flowed occasionally across our vision. The Maracot Deep by Arthur Conan Doyle [1929]

Edith Wharton With a deep sigh he tossed the hair from his forehead; then his whole body relaxed, his head turned sideways on the pillow, and she saw that he had fallen asleep. Summer by Edith Wharton [1917]

Ford Madox Ford This gentleman entertained for Sylvia Tietjens a gloomy and deep passion that he considered to be perfectly honourable because he desired to marry her after she had divorced her husband. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

She had said: “Keep quiet — ” and had choked and drawn a deep breath or two. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

Jack London As for you, I have for you a deep respect as a scientist; but if you throw your fortunes in with the working class — well, watch out for your face, that is all. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

Anthony Trollope She was sitting at the open window, with her lute in hand, gazing into the vacancy of the square below; and as Macassar walked across the room, a deep sigh escaped from her bosom. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

Percy Bysshe Shelley It was late—later than the usual hour of return, and Verezzi had gone out to meet Matilda. “What! deep in thought, Matilda?” exclaimed Verezzi, playfully. Zastrozzi by Percy Bysshe Shelley [1810]

The deep blue sky burned overhead. All-Saints' Eve by Amelia B. Edwards

Andrew Lang When he came to the garden where the cherries grew he jumped off his horse, drank some water from the spring, which rose there, and fell directly into a deep sleep. The Grey Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

The fifteenth was a forced halt, as the stream was so deep and so violent we could not cross it. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

Then more straining and sweetening and lacing with port, sufficient to colour it a deep ruby, and clearing with eggshells, and straining and straining. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

E. F. Benson Or deep breathing?” The smile on Alice Yardly’s face widened and deepened as she heard the sacred word. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Day by day, and night by night, it has lived with me, till the deep lines have stolen into my face and the grey hairs into my head. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Florence Dixie They were swollen to an almost unrecognisable extent, and had assumed a deep purple hue, the phenomenon being accompanied by a sharp itching. Across Patagonia by Florence Dixie [1880]

A deep mysterious silence reigned in the room—a silence which seemed to influence even the song-birds in their gilded prisons. Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Wilkie Collins In less than five minutes, she was in a deep sleep. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Benjamin Disraeli One side of the glen was touched with the golden and grateful beams of the rising sun, and the other was in deep shadow. The Rise of Iskander by Benjamin Disraeli [1834]

Lady Morgan TO J. D. ESQ., M. P. This creature is deep in the metaphysics of love. The Wild Irish Girl by Lady Morgan [1806]

They passed down the stairs meeting no one, but then at the bottom and just as they were both drawing in deep breaths of relief — Jeanne came into the passage and caught them. The Storm Breaks by Arthur Gask [1949]

Both bodies were now stripped and hauled to a deep waterhole close by, into which they were finally thrown and a number of large loose masses of stone piled on them. Ralph Rashleigh by James Tucker

Anthony Trollope Of fighting with Chancery he had no notion; but it should go hard with him if he did not have a fight with Phineas Finn. And then there arose another cause for deep sorrow. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

F. Scott Fitzgerald His hands were deep in his pockets and he wore a derby and high button shoes. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

George Meredith A deep fire of emotion was evidently agitating him, for the letter rustled in his hand, and his voice was uneven. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

But deep down within him his wits were working, and the idea that if he did that he could prove nothing and that the story he had to tell was completely incredible, restrained him. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Bram Stoker He felt thrown back on himself, and this, added to his absorbing interest in the hope of a victory of his mesmeric powers, became a deep and settled purpose of revenge. The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker [1911]

John Lewis Burckhard The whole of the country to the right of the road is intersected with deep Wadys and precipices, and is overgrown in many parts with fine woods. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

E. F. Benson He was still so deep in meditation that he could only look dreamily in her direction as she approached, but then with a long sigh he got up. Queen Lucia by E. F. Benson [1920]

H. G. Wells Before the cylinder fell there was a general persuasion that through all the deep of space no life existed beyond the petty surface of our minute sphere. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells [1898]

Ann Radcliffe A deep silence followed; but he was certain that the familiars were still beside him, waiting to begin their work of torture. The Italian by Ann Radcliffe [1796]

Arthur Conan Doyle The young officer stood in deep thought for a few moments. The Adventures of Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1903]

He was not so tall as his leanness made him look; he was of a national darkness of eyes and hair which as imparted to his tertian clean-shavenness was a deep blue. Familiar Spanish Travels by William Dean Howells

And, having finished, himself, he would wait the convenience of the others, plunged in deep thought, and simply smiling in reply to the questions put to him. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

She is a deep one, is Sophonisba Chalk!” “Is this her home?” “She makes it her home, when she’s not out teaching. At Miss Deveen’s by Ellen Wood [1869]

Isabella Bird We crossed the Karasu by a deep and devious ford up to the girths, and had an exhilarating six miles’ ride by moonlight in keen frost, the powdery snow crackling under the horses’ feet. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

George Gissing She regarded him with a gaze of deep curiosity. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Sir Walter Scott Around the exterior wall was a deep moat, supplied with water from a neighbouring rivulet. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott [1820]

Anthony Trollope She had talked twice of giving away her necklace, and had seriously thought of getting rid of it by burying it deep in the sea. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Guy de Maupassan So her maid’s child had the same father as her own! All her anger had evaporated and in its place was a dull, gloomy, deep despair. Une Vie (A Woman’s Life) by Guy de Maupassan

Arthur Conan Doyle Up above me there was a circle of starlit sky, which showed me that I was lying at the bottom of a deep pit. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

Thomas Hardy To her surprise, instead of their moving on to the churchyard, they both leisurely sat down upon a stone close by their meeting-place, and remained as if in deep conversation. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

George Meredith In Love’s deep woods, I dreamt of loyal Life:—the offence is there! Love’s jealous woods about the sun are curled; At least, the sun far brighter there did beam. Modern Love by George Meredith [1862]

Wilkie Collins Again that night Magdalen slept the deep dreamless sleep of the night before. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Algernon Blackwood And the night laid her deep peace upon him as he went. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

William Hope Hodgson But before I could get there, a queer gape came in the mould between us and the side, at least a couple of feet wide, and how deep I don’t know. The Derelict by William Hope Hodgson

Jane Austen Edmund could not help noticing their apparently deep tranquillity. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen [1814]

Richard Burton As the majestic figure began to exert itself there was a deep silence. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Andrew Lang In Scotland the laird’s lands were unenclosed till deep in the eighteenth century. Homer and His Age by Andrew Lang

I was beside myself for a moment; I cannot bear pain;” and he looked in deep compassion for himself at his wounded hand. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

The words evidently awoke some poignant source of deep sorrow. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Now do you deny that?” I drew in a deep breath and then sighed as if I were tired. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

Virginia Woolf There was no cloth upon the table, and the china made regular circles of deep blue upon the shining brown wood. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

H.P. Lovecraft The backgrounds were mostly old churchyards, deep woods, cliffs by the sea, brick tunnels, ancient panelled rooms, or simple vaults of masonry. Pickman’s Model by H.P. Lovecraft [1926]

H. G. Wells And he was the most influential man in the world, in the whole world, no man ever left so deep a mark on it, because everywhere there were gross men to resonate to the heavy notes he emitted. The World Set Free by H. G. Wells [1914]

George Gissing There sat the young man in deep but troubled meditation. Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing [1891]

Anthony Trollope Of course I have done you a deep injury. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Sarah Orne Jewett There was a crooked channel of deep water which led close up against the shore. The Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett [1896]

Ford Madox Ford Why, it’s what I’m for!’ A deep emotion brought her whole white face to life: ‘Oh, you good man!’ she said in her profound tones, and they remained gazing at each other. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

The recoil comes from a deep unreasoned instinct, superstitious in origin. New Words by George Orwell

What I want to know is what George has done for Mrs. Jarsell to warrant the deep interest she apparently takes in him. The Mystery Queen by Fergus Hume