Phrases with "deep"

Some deep feeling sat in her generally passive face: the tears stood in her eyes. Verena Fontaine’s Rebellion by Ellen Wood [1880]

D. H. Lawrence Inside herself she could feel the humming of passion, like the after-humming of deep bells. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

Arnold Bennett Her envy melted into secret deep dejection amid the beautiful and prosperous scene. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

H. Rider Haggard The voice of the one was as the wind whistling through the pines; the voice of the other was as the sound of rain hissing on deep waters; and the voice of the third was as the moan of the sea. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

George Meredith Years were between; and there was a division of circumstance, more repelling than an abyss or the rush of deep wild waters. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

Ford Madox Ford Again a Verey light obliged, but the trench being deep there was nothing to see except the backside of a man. A Man Could Stand Up by Ford Madox Ford [1926]

Elizabeth Gaskell For she was deadly white, lips and all; and her dark eyes seemed unnaturally enlarged, while the caves in which they were set were strangely deep and hollow. A Dark Night’s Work by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

Edgar Allan Poe Yet I remember—aah! how should I forget?—the deep midnight, the Bridge of Sighs, the beauty of woman, and the Genius of Romance that stalked up and down the narrow canal. The Assignation by Edgar Allan Poe [1834]

Kenneth Grahame They were still deep in clothes, both talking together, and I slipped through. Dream Days by Kenneth Grahame

Anthony Trollope And if true and deep repentance can make absolution available, the priest’s assurance was not ill grounded. The Macdermots of Ballycloran by Anthony Trollope [1847]

Ann Radcliffe The scene was now sunk in deep shadow, and the silence of the hour was broken only by the measured dashing of the oars, and now and then by the voice of Peter speaking to the boatmen. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

Arthur Conan Doyle All day we heard the excited calling of the ape-men in the direction of our old camp, but none of them came our way, and the tired fugitives, red and white, had a long, deep sleep. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

Baldwin Spencer In deep water he uses his spears. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

A deep area separated the house from the garage at the back, and the basement was twenty steps and more below the level of the mews. Gentlemen of Crime by Arthur Gask [1932]

Nathaniel Hawthorne His start of surprise, at first beholding her, and the anxious gloom that afterwards settled on his face, sufficiently betokened that he felt a deep and sad interest in what was going forward. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

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]

E. F. Benson But after a while these disturbances ceased, and it was out of a deep sleep that he awoke with the sense that some noise had awakened him. Queen Lucia by E. F. Benson [1920]

I’ve not been all this time on my investigations for nothing!” Dr. Merryweather drew in a deep breath and then sighed heavily. The Judgment of Larose by Arthur Gask [1934]

As if the world were in deep waters drownd. The Compleat Angler by Izaac Walton [1653]

Olaf Stapledon Without deep harmony, in our roots and our flowers, how could we hold together? But without our difference, how kindle one another? Nothing in my world is identical with anything in yours. Death into Life by Olaf Stapledon

They would clap and stamp until the dust rose from the floor in clouds and then, with one quick turning of my tongue, I would bring so deep a hush into the hall that it could be almost felt. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

George Gissing Talking nervously, brokenly, with now and then a deep sigh or a crow of laughter, he gave me a little light on his history. Christopherson by George Gissing

And I am glad to say that Mrs. Jasher takes a deep interest in archaeology. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

But a few minutes had elapsed before I perceived her eyes grow heavy; Her head sank upon her shoulder, and She fell into a deep sleep. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

Mary hated him with as deep a hate as her weak nature would allow. The Storm Breaks by Arthur Gask [1949]

Arnold Bennett And that noise, in her memory, seemed to have transformed itself into the sound of fate’s deep bell. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

Anthony Trollope Before dinner was over, Mrs. Cox had explained to Bertram that both she and her friend Mrs. Price were in deep affliction. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

Not merely were the men incompetent and self-indulgent, but they understood nothing of that frightful capacity for agony which is deep in the soul of every evil-doer. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

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

Arthur Conan Doyle Fetlock deep in the lush grass there stood a magnificent horse, such a horse as a sculptor or a soldier might thrill to see. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

Thomas Hardy He thought of that previous abyss into which he had fallen before leaving this part of the country; the deepest deep he had supposed it then; but it was not so deep as this. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

Another deep flush, and an imperceptible hesitation. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

The house itself, a long one-storied building, surrounded by a deep verandah, was comfortably, but not ostentatiously, furnished. ’Long Live the King!’ by Guy Boothby [1900]

He went in gloomily, and stood over the empty drawer in deep and unsatisfactory thought. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

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]

D. H. Lawrence But the sun was warm as an English May. Harriet felt she absolutely must live by the sea, so they wandered along a wide, rutted space of deep sand, looking at the “cottages” on either side. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

If the end, it was a sad end, and Mr. Gryce, whose forehead had taken on a deep line between the eyebrows, slowly rose and took his stand by the young man, who looked ready to fall. The Circular Study by Anna Katharine Green

Benjamin Disraeli The Marquess immediately gained a seat by Mrs. Million, and was soon engrossed in deep converse with that illustrious lady. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

In the intervals between the songs, which were only half listened to, the murmur of conversation again resounded, and it seemed as though the deep notes of the piano were still echoing. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

Elizabeth Gaskell There was a Mr. Roberson of Heald’s Hall, a friend of Mr. Bronte’s who has left a deep impression of himself on the public mind. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

Edgar Rice Burroughs The creature seemed deep in thought. At the Earth’s Core by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1914]

Willa Cather Hurriedly putting on his clothes he ran to the west window at the end of the hall; Lovely Creek, and the deep ravine in which it flowed, had disappeared as if they had never been. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

Ann Radcliffe At length a deep sigh somewhat relieved her oppressed spirits, and her senses seemed to return. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

Henry James Miss Garland had a brilliant eye and a deep color in her cheek. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

E. Phillips Oppenheim What about it?” Abbs, with a deep sigh, hesitated no longer. The Lion and the Lamb by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1930]

Bronislaw Malinowski Is this spiritual communion not something quite as strong and deep as any community of blood? In another tribe of this area there is a similar belief concerning the choi (another “soul”). The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

He nodded, and flew through the chill grey afternoon, splashing the deep mud on either side of him. Signa by Ouida

George Gissing She looked down, and drew a deep sigh. Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing [1891]

Mary Webb She had so deep a kinship with the trees, so intuitive a sympathy with leaf and flower, that it seemed as if the blood in her veins was not slow-moving human blood, but volatile sap. Gone to Earth by Mary Webb [1917]

Arnold Bennett Prince Aribert was for keeping the whole affair a deep secret among their three selves. The Grand Babylon Hotel by Arnold Bennett [1902]

Abraham Merri They passed through a long and deep ravine in which the glimmering, misty light was hardly strong enough for them to pick their way over the boulders that strewed it. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

H. G. Wells And far overhead just a moony, deep green-blue. Twelve Stories and a Dream by H. G. Wells [1903]

Guy de Maupassant When they reached home, he at once climbed up to his loft, while Césaire made a bed for the child near the deep niche where he was going to lie down with his wife. Old Amable (Père Amable) by Guy de Maupassant [1886]

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]

Henry Kingsley She found a deep arch, well sheltered, and, what was better, a lamp inside, so that she could sit on the stone step, and see her baby’s face. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

After a long and dead silence, there came a heavy thump at the door, and a deep voice called her by name. Laura Silver Bell by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

But once make a woman beautiful, or in any way an object of homage to him, and Scott bowed so low before the image of her, that he could not go deep into her heart. Sir Walter Scott by Richard H. Hutton [1878]

Anthony Trollope There was no time then for thinking of that handsome brow, of that short jet black hair, of those eyes so full of fire and thoughtfulness, of that perfect mouth, and the deep but yet soft voice. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

The air, the fresh, free air is so good; besides,” and Rochefort drew a deep breath as he spoke, “I am going into the country to make a tour. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

H.P. Lovecraft They come here to get metals from mines that go deep under the hills, and I think I know where they come from. The Whisperer in Darkness by H.P. Lovecraft [1930]

Mrs. Gill, who was deep in bread-making, came with hands and apron in culinary case, not having dared to stop to rub the dough from the one, or to shake the flour from the other. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

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]

It glided across the pool, deep under water, and then became a shadow and disappeared into the darker water on the other side. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

The enthroned Ceres in the heart of it seemed like a reflection of a great statue in a deep clear pool. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

H. Rider Haggard The darkness gathered deep upon the raging sea. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

H. G. Wells Now its spokes were rusted deep red like wounds, wherever the enamel had been chipped away. The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth by H. G. Wells [1904]

Wilkie Collins The third visit marked the fatal occasion on which I first saw Mrs. Badgery. A deep interest attaches to this event, and I shall go into details in describing it. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

Jack London It was so deep that they were hoisting the sand up in buckets. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

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]

Henry James She closed it behind her, and for a moment there was a deep portentous silence. The Siege of London by Henry James [1883]

William Makepeace Thackeray In the middle distance rose up the noble towers and battlements of the knightly town, with the deep sea-line behind them. Notes of a Journey From Cornhill to Grand Cairo by William Makepeace Thackeray

H. G. Wells Confound Cavor! I took a deep breath. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

Elizabeth Gaskell I should become irritable, and, deep as my affection is, and always must be, towards you, I could not promise you a happy, peaceful life. A Dark Night’s Work by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

Willa Cather She was an aggressive lady, with weighty opinions, and a deep voice like a jovial bassoon. Youth and the Bright Medusa by Willa Cather [1920]

The ground was very uneven with unexpected mounds and deep hollows: here and there were water-soaked, soggy places, and into these cold ruins he sank ankle deep. The Crock of Gold by James Stephens

Elizabeth Gaskell Mr Benson’s deep anger against her betrayer had been shown too clearly in the old time to allow her to think that he would keep it down without expression now. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

E. F. Benson Silence fell, and then a deep bass voice said, “I am coming, Amadeo!” and out of the middle of the table appeared a faint luminousness. Queen Lucia by E. F. Benson [1920]

Twice before she had stood in solitude as deep upon the wild—wild waters of the Pacific; but her conscience had been then untroubled. The Spanish Nun by Thomas De Quincey [1847]

George Meredith They were in a wood, walking through lines of spruce firs of deep golden green in the yellow beams. The Tragic Comedians by George Meredith [1880]

The roofs of these are rather steep, and are mostly tiled, and have deep eaves, but do not as elsewhere form the cover of the veranda. The Golden Chersonese and the way thither by Isabella L. Bird [1883]

Willa Cather You see, most people in my profession are good for absolutely nothing else, and, therefore, they have a deep and abiding conviction that in some other line they might have shone. The Troll Garden by Willa Cather [1905]

Andrew Lang They were seven dwarfs who worked in the mines, right down deep in the heart of the mountain. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

The front was evidently towards a kind of park; at the back was a nest of outbuildings and a section of moat which looked very deep and black in the winter twilight. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

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]

John Galsworthy I found her in the Caledonian Market. That woman must have wanted to go deep into everything, and never wanted to stay there long. Maid in Waiting by John Galsworthy

Suddenly there came a grinding sound, followed by the kind of muffled splash which a stone makes when it falls into a deep well. Prester John by John Buchan

Edgar Allan Poe Against the crowd which environed me, however, I experienced a deep sentiment of animosity. A Tale of the Ragged Mountains by Edgar Allan Poe [1844]

D. H. Lawrence Like a sullen, sick tiger, she could hardly get her self to move, the weight of her revulsion was so deep upon her. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Maria Edgeworth Mine was too deep a wound — skinned over — not callous, and all danger of its opening again I dreaded. Helen by Maria Edgeworth

Arthur Conan Doyle A dozen willing hands were outstretched to pull us through and to sustain our first faltering steps as we staggered with our feet deep in the slimy ooze. The Maracot Deep by Arthur Conan Doyle [1929]

Who has said that light eyes cannot be impassioned? Her deep eyes, dark with the utter blankness of despair, fell before the intensity of his. Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley [1889]

Guy de Maupassant One caress alone gives this deep sensation of two beings welded into one — it is the kiss. The Kiss (Le Baiser) by Guy de Maupassant [1882]

This road was deep in snow, and nearly hidden; but across the steppe were to be seen tracks of horses each day renewed. The Daughter of the Commandant by Aleksandr Pushkin

The boldness, the candour, the unselfishness of his temper, were components of nature upon which affection invariably takes a strong and deep hold. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

Peter saw the scout turn his head and give a signal, and in a second the Egyptians, donkeys and all, had taken cover like weasels, and were deep in the wayside scrub. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

The first object which met her gaze, as she opened her eyes, was the king at her feet; in all probability she did not recognize him, for she uttered a deep sigh full of anguish and distress. Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Up went number seventeen in the frame, and I drew a deep breath of relief. The Secret of the Sandhills by Arthur Gask [1921]

I just drew in deep breaths and clutched hard to Margaret’s hand. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

Andrew Lang Here was a deep, deep trench that girdled it the whole way round, and there was only a single bridge by which the trench could be crossed. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Rudyard Kipling Far away down the gallery a small pumping-engine, used for keeping dry a deep working and fed with steam from above, was throbbing faithfully. Soldiers Three by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Thomas Hardy Winterborne quite forgot his superficial differences with the poor girl under the warm rush of deep and distracting love for her which the almost tragical information engendered. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

F. Scott Fitzgerald The windows seemed always full of something that had passed the literary censors with little to spare; volumes with covers of deep orange which offer their titles on little white paper squares. Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Tobias Smolle Their hearts are not susceptible of deep impressions; and, such is their levity, that the imagination has not time to brood long over any disagreeable idea, or sensation. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

Walter Besant Moreover, there had already fallen so great a depth of snow as I have never seen since, insomuch that Hexham Moor was four or five feet deep in it, and in the drifts much deeper. Dorothy Forster by Walter Besant [1884]

H. G. Wells I have a great affection and sympathy for Clarence Darrow. It is deep in my nature also to be restive under government and hostile to dogma. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Virginia Woolf Orlando took her seat with a deep reverence in silence . Orlando by Virginia Woolf [1928]

An instant later Osbaldistone’s sword had carved his right cheek in two, a deep riven cut from temple to chin. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Marie Corelli And he would softly move away again with a deep sense of awe, and a feeling that some higher power than any on earth, sustained the venerable prelate, and inspired both his words and actions. The Master-Christian by Marie Corelli [1900]

Charles Dickens I have reason to think that Joe’s intellects were brightened by the encounter they had passed through, and that on our way to Pumblechook’s he invented a subtle and deep design. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

Henry James These things were the fictions and shadows; the representation was the deep substance. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

H. G. Wells They set foot side by side into the wonderful valley of love, with its deep and quiet places. The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth by H. G. Wells [1904]

Bram Stoker For we were so deep under the hill whereon it was set that the angle of perspective of the Carpathian mountains was far below it. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

He listened to the rest in a deep silence hardly affected by the low, “Yes, master,” whenever Renouard paused. The Planter of Malata by Joseph Conrad [1915]

Anthony Hope Then he sat bolt upright and saluted, his face dyed to a deep red in his sudden confusion. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

Abraham Merri Larry drew a deep breath, stretched both hands out to me. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

Ann Radcliffe Theodore could not bear this; he drew his hand before his eyes, and vainly endeavoured to stifle the deep sobs which convulsed his frame. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

Walter Scott He then again ran his eye hastily over the papers, as if desirous of discovering in them some deep purpose, or some mark of fabrication, which had escaped him at first perusal. The Bride of Lammermoor by Walter Scott [1819]

A soft chord, other chords, deep and sweet, and then the dear voice: Oui c’est un rêve, Un rêve doux d’amour, La nuit lui prête son mystére The chain is forged again. In the Quarter by Robert W. Chambers

H. Rider Haggard And so it went on till all the men whom Eric and Skallagrim had slain, or who had died because of them, or at their side, were gathered in deep ranks before them. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

His letters show a deep tenderness of affection for his mother, his wife, and others of the family; and the humble Annandale home was always in his thoughts. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

H. Rider Haggard He sometimes wished, so deep was his depression, that he also was a savage and could do likewise. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

A deep sorrow came over Serge; an intense disgust with all things. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

George Meredith Imagine a crack of the string at the bow’s deep stress. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Wilkie Collins Later still you would fall into a deep sleep. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

The whole length of the street, deep as a well and narrow like a corridor, was full of a sombre and ceaseless stir. Tales of Unrest by Joseph Conrad [1898]

They were so far off as to be of a deep blue color, and in a few hours we sank them in the northeast. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

Sir Walter Scott They had cleared away the snow from the foot of the rock and dug a deep pit, which was designed to serve the purpose of a grave. Guy Mannering by Sir Walter Scott [1815]

Above Savallo the San Juan is deep and sluggish, the banks low and swampy. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

Arthur Conan Doyle Now, up to last night, we have had no rain for a week, so that those wheels which left such a deep impression must have been there during the night. A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle [1887]

Edith Wharton When Mrs. Tracy, four hours later, came in to set the table for the midday dinner he started up out of a deep sleep on the springless divan. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

John Morley In England Burke made a deep mark on contemporary opinion during the last years of his life, and then his influence underwent a certain eclipse. Burke by John Morley [1879]

H. G. Wells After Agatha’s deep trumpet calls, he sounded like a solo on the piccolo. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

George Gissing A summer breeze whispered fitfully between the dark-blue vault and the grey earth; there was a sound of water that leapt from the bosom of the hills; deep answering to deep, infinite to infinite. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

H. G. Wells A deep Indian red had invaded his complexion. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

John Galsworthy Sir Lawrence had almost a shock looking at his face, dry, dark, with quivering lips and deep suffering eyes. Flowering Wilderness by John Galsworthy

Rudyard Kipling The three days’ gale had driven the deep water of Baffin’s Bay southerly, and piled it on to the edge of the far-reaching land-ice that stretches from Bylot’s Island to the west. The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling [1895]

H. G. Wells When next he spoke to her it was in a tone of deep reproach. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

Henry James His embarrassed eyes confessed it all, confessed the deep peace he found in it. Glasses by Henry James [1896]

The light was lambent and uncertain, now sinking almost into insignificance, and now leaping up with a fierceness that caused a deep glow to throb in the very heart of the mountain. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Suddenly a double knock deep below made the whole house rattle. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

By Isis, it is cold! — I long for a deep draught of the spiced Falernian.’ With that the remorseless Egyptian drew his gown closer round him, and resought the upper air. The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1834]

Olaf Stapledon At school Jim had been thoroughly bullied; and in consequence he had conceived a deep hatred of the strong and at the same time an obsessive yearning to be strong himself. Collected Stories by Olaf Stapledon

George Borrow He had scarcely reached the stall, when a deep hoarse cough assailed him. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

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]

H. G. Wells No — not drowsiness, would God it were! It is like a shadow, a deep shadow falling suddenly and swiftly across something busy. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

I say, Charles,” with a chuckle of deep masculine cunning, “you just look out. Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley [1889]

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]

Arthur Conan Doyle We are not deep drinkers at the Hall.” “Don’t you take opium, or brandy, or nothing yourself, sir?” asked Corporal Rufus Smith. “Nothing,” the general said firmly. The Mystery of Cloomber by Arthur Conan Doyle [1889]

Quicker than he to recover, swifter than he to realize his escape, drawing more easily on the Powers they knew, they came at him while he still drew the first deep breath of release. The Place of the Lion by Charles Williams [1931]

G. K. Chesterton I remember a man with a long beard and a deep booming voice who proclaimed at intervals, “What we need is Love,” or, “All we require is Love,” like the detonations of a heavy gun. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

Walter Crane In cut velvet the same principle of contrast of surface is emphasized still further, the rich deep nap of the less raised parts contrasting pleasantly with the mat effect of the ground. Line and Form by Walter Crane [1900]

And what does a girl’s fancy need more? Still a glimpse so short might not have had such deep consequences if it had not been followed by an event which rendered those first impressions indelible. The Forsaken Inn by Anna Katharine Green

For my own part, I begin to love him as a brother, and his constant and deep grief fills me with sympathy and compassion. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

The furniture scarcely held together, broken utensils and rubbish lay on the floor instead of on the dust heap, everything was covered with a deep deposit of dust. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu Ah! — yes — you are — very beautiful,” she said, with a deep sigh, as she stood looking at her, with a strange sadness and compassion in her gaze, that partook of the past, and the prophetic. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]

Nathaniel Hawthorne No other person, it is probable, recognized so adequately, and enjoyed with such deep delight, the pictorial wonders that were here displayed. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

Henry Fielding That many men were undone by not going deep enough in roguery; as in gaming any man may be a loser who doth not play the whole game. The History of the Life of the Late Mr. Jonathan Wild The Great by Henry Fielding

This written and posted, he walked up and down his laboratory, in deep thought for some time, and then once more seated himself at his desk. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Benjamin Disraeli Perhaps it was too rich and deep far rapid comprehension. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

The speaker paused here to take a deep draught of water, and in the hushed silence there were no eyes in all that hall that were not fixed intently upon the squat and solid figure on the platform. The Jest of Life by Arthur Gask [1936]

Bram Stoker A stone falling from the window would fall a thousand feet without touching anything! As far as the eye can reach is a sea of green tree tops, with occasionally a deep rift where there is a chasm. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

How deep a factor, he was far from suspecting, or he would not have met the nurse’s eye with quite so cheery and self-confident a smile. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

Ann Radcliffe A deep consciousness of the unworthy neutrality she had observed in Adeline’s concerns, made Madame La Motte anxiously avoid seeing her now that she was again in the abbey. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

Arthur Conan Doyle It was broken by a deep male voice from the darkness. The Land of Mist by Arthur Conan Doyle [1926]

The door to the little room stood half open, and from it came the deep silence of death. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Henry Fielding At length the lady of the house appeared in deep mourning, with a face, if possible, more dismal than her dress, in which, however, there was every appearance of art. Amelia by Henry Fielding

The arrows have gone too deep for a frame so exquisite in its sensibility, and already her hours are numbered. The Household Wreck by Thomas De Quincey [1838]

Benjamin Disraeli In the meantime all was sunshine with Vivian Grey. His noble friend and himself were in perpetual converse, and constantly engaged in deep consultation. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

Oscar Wilde Suddenly Lady Erskine, in deep mourning, passed across the vestibule. The Portrait of Mr. W. H. by Oscar Wilde [1889]

I drew a deep breath of relief. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

And yet of late she often thought, deep in her heart, what a glorious life she might be leading now, if Jervis, less or more devoted, had granted her, two years ago, an arranged divorce. The Story of Ivy by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1927]

Lycidas. Your pleas but linger out my heart’s desire: Now all the deep is into silence hushed, And all the murmuring breezes sunk to sleep. The Eclogues of Virgil by translated by J. B. Greenough

That’s a very queer business, that is, and I’ve never had leisure to get very deep into the rights and wrongs of it yet. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

George Gissing When the daylight had entirely passed, he went forward on to the heath, and rambled, as if idly, to a secluded part, where trees and bushes made a deep shadow under the full moon. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Arthur Conan Doyle The water being calm, I had several times to descend as deep as a hundred feet before I was sure that I was out of their sight. Danger! and other stories by Arthur Conan Doyle [1918]

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

E. Phillips Oppenheim Him we shall conduct to safety, as we promised to our only and great master—the noble Prince Ostrekoff.” The man who stood feet deep in the snow chuckled. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

Edith Wharton The country stillness was so deep and soothing that she hardly needed them. Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton [1927]

Arthur Morrison I am convinced that there is something very extraordinary — something very deep — in the tragedy. The Dorrington Deed-Box by Arthur Morrison

Arthur Conan Doyle Her deep blue eyes danced with life and light, while her slightly retrousse nose and her sensitive smiling mouth all spoke of gentle good humour. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

George Eliot But there were other things yet more difficult for him to be quite open about — deep sorrows of his life as a Christian minister that were hardly to be told to a girl. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

He took a deep pull at his beer and lighted a cigarette, which made him forget his hunger a little. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

Henry Kingsley He rode at the ruffian, who was dismounted, and cut him so deep between the shoulder and the neck, that he fell and never spoke again. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

Wilkie Collins His evidence in his friend’s favor at the Trial was given with the deep feeling which everybody expected from him. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

They were instantly plunged into deep shade. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

Virginia Woolf As they approached the carnival, they heard a deep note like that struck on a tuning-fork which boomed louder and louder until it became an uproar. Orlando by Virginia Woolf [1928]

D. H. Lawrence What were they after all but bruises! He had looked at them, as he was getting up: deep bruises on the backs of his thighs. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

Arriving on the plateau of earth just in front of the gully, he was soon entering the narrow gorge, and tramped steadily along in deep thought, with bent head and wrinkled brows. Madame Midas by Fergus Hume

Sir Walter Scott The taller form then stooped, as if taking something up which lay beside the door of the hut, then both moved forward a little way, and again halted, as in deep conference. The Black Dwarf by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Edith Wharton Vance, deep in his work, absently acquiesced. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

Algernon Blackwood In the morning she will have again forgotten, for she knows not how to bring the experiences of deep sleep over into her upper consciousness. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

Anna Katherine Green She was approaching a little weather-beaten house nestled among trees on the edge of a deep gorge. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

Nothing could reconcile this to my benignity, which at that time rested upon two pillars, upon the deep, deep heart which God had given to me at my birth, and upon exquisite health. Suspiria de Profundis by Thomas De Quincey [1845]

D. H. Lawrence You always thought things had a deep religious meaning, somewhere hidden, and you reverenced them. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

Washington Irving He sank at last into a deep sleep, and it was hoped a favorable crisis had arrived. The Life of Oliver Goldsmith by Washington Irving [1840]

The wind tore deep furrows in it, howling and scuffling behind the dunes. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

G. K. Chesterton And the idea that if he had only known what was coming, nothing would have induced him to touch anything so improper and shocking, is a matter of deep indwelling joy. Robert Louis Stevenson by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

Women like Maggie, women with deep hearts like herself—for was not Maggie herself?—they always suffered, always suffered, always!—said the violins. The Understudy by Mary Cholmondeley

Robert Louis Stevenson Hither perplexed folk have retired out of the press of life, as into a deep bay-window on some night of masquerade, and here found quiet and silence, and rest, the mother of wisdom. Essays of Travel by Robert Louis Stevenson

Arthur Conan Doyle He had himself escorted Monsieur Otto downstairs, and now so deep was he in talk that he walked out bareheaded as far as the carriage. The Green Flag by Arthur Conan Doyle [1900]