Phrases with "deeper"

Gustave Flauber A deeper reason prompted aid to Carthage. It was felt that if the Mercenaries triumphed, every one, from soldier to plate-washer, would rise, and that no government and no house could resist them. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

Henry James The impression Madame de Cintre had made upon him on their first meeting came back in an instant; it had been deeper than he knew. The American by Henry James [1877]

John Galsworthy The nostalgia for her husband which had rushed up with that scent was struggling with a deeper jealousy than any she had felt yet. In Chancery by John Galsworthy

Edgar Allan Poe To-day the earth’s diameter was greatly diminished, and the color of the surface assumed hourly a deeper tint of yellow. The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall by Edgar Allan Poe [1835]

Henry James As I haven’t hesitated in this report to expose the irritable side of my own nature I shall confess that I even wondered if my old friend’s solicitude hadn’t been a deeper artifice. Louisa Pallant by Henry James [1888]

This checks the presumption of the shallow criticism, and points to deeper investigations. Oxford by Thomas De Quincey [1835]

Algernon Blackwood The body settled deeper into the chair; the crackling of the wicker making sharp reports in the stillness. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

Rudyard Kipling The deeper she rode, the better she’d steam. The Day’s Work by Rudyard Kipling [1898]

Anthony Trollope His nature is deeper than yours. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

H. G. Wells He thinks of war by itself and not as an eruption due to deeper maladaptations. The New World Order by H. G. Wells

Kate Chopin Thérèse, after crossing the railroad, for a space kept to the brow of the hill where stretched a well defined road, which by almost imperceptible degrees led deeper and always higher into the woods. At Fault by Kate Chopin

Henry James The afternoon waned; the shadows stretched themselves; and the light grew deeper in the western sky. The Europeans by Henry James [1878]

Mrs. G. had some of the characteristics of Miss Austen, and if her style and delineation of character are less minutely perfect, they are, on the other hand, imbued with a deeper vein of feeling. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

But a deeper feeling animates the lament of the “good Alceste,” in the Prologue to the “Legend of Good Women,” that among men the betrayal of women is now “held a game. Chaucer by Adolphus William Ward [1879]

George Eliot Then suddenly raising his head, he said, in a louder yet deeper tone: “But I won’t forgive him! I know what they say, he never meant me any harm. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

Elizabeth Gaskell If she had decoyed her brother home to blot out the memory of his error by his blood! She saw her father’s anxiety lay deeper than the source of his latter cheering words. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

Thomas Love Peacock He dived very deep, but he dived all in vain, The prize he had slighted he found not again; Many times did the friar his diving renew, And deeper and deeper the river still grew. Crotchet Castle by Thomas Love Peacock

G. K. Chesterton But Mr. Quoodle had never set himself up as an allegorist, and he merely trotted deeper and deeper into the grey-green English jungle. The Flying Inn by G. K. Chesterton [1914]

Edith Wharton Yet deep down in her, deeper far than her poor understanding could reach, there was something that said “No” whenever that particular temptation stirred in her. The Mother’s Recompense by Edith Wharton [1925]

Anthony Hope Led by this star, we pressed on through the darkness, until at length the deeper darkness fell that stayed our steps. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

F. Scott Fitzgerald The sea, he thought, had treasured its memories deeper than the faithless land. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Jane Austen His punishment followed his conduct, as did a deeper punishment the deeper guilt of his wife. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen [1814]

Benjamin Disraeli I ought not to believe that she is without one; but, at any rate, her pride is deeper than her love. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

D.H. Lawrence She seemed to goad him deeper and deeper into life. The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence

But the profanation of their temples touched a deeper feeling, of which the priesthood were not slow to take advantage. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Charles Dickens As some lost traveller By a quick flash of light Seeing a gulf before him, With dizzy, sick despair, Reels to clutch backward, but to find A deeper chasm there. A House to Let by Charles Dickens [1858]

Thomas Hardy Anne moved a few steps thitherward, so as to unclose to her view a deeper sweep on that side, and by this discovered a ship of far larger size than any which had yet dotted the main before her. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy [1879]

The sensual vapour, with Circean fume, Involved his royal son in deeper gloom, And dimm’d his glory, till, immersed in vice, His heart renounced the Ruler of the Skies, Adopting Stygian gods. Petrarch’s Triumphs by Petrarch

Something deeper than his usual aloofness rose in him — not quite excitement, still less fear, but a sharp intensity of expectation. Lost Horizon by James Hilton

Willa Cather She happened to have the right nature, the right temperament, to see it so — and to understand by intuition the deeper meaning of what she saw. Not Under Forty by Willa Cather [1936]

D. H. Lawrence Yet perhaps, deeper even than disillusion, was a desireless resoluteness, deeper even than consciousness. The Man Who Died by D. H. Lawrence

Instead she went deeper into debt. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Olaf Stapledon To this statement we may add the surmise that perhaps the trouble lies much deeper than human philosophy can ever probe. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

Henry Adams In any and all its forms, the boy detested school, and the prejudice became deeper with years. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

We must be deeper in it before we show our hands. The House on the Island by Arthur Gask [1931]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Her eyes seemed deeper set than usual, her lips more restless. The Strange Boarders of Palace Crescent by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

D. H. Lawrence When she seems shallow, you have to remember she’s never had anybody to bring her deeper side out. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Arthur Machen Vaughan came up and looked hard where Dyson’s finger was pointing, and could scarcely distinguish a faint mark in deeper red. The Shining Pyramid by Arthur Machen

Wilkie Collins What I have next to tell is of a deeper and a more serious interest, and must be carefully related in detail. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

H. G. Wells The gulfs of misunderstanding might be wider and deeper than he was assuming. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

Her eyes moved in his direction, rested on him, then returned to their stare into the deeper gloom at the foot of the straight tree-trunks, whose spreading crowns were slowly withdrawing their shade. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

The processes of repair become different when the reserves have to be used, and for weeks and months the deeper use may go on. Memories and Studies by William James

Willa Cather It was this “something,” this innate superiority in the boy himself, which the brothers hated even more than they hated the father’s favourite: a deeper and more galling kind of jealousy. Not Under Forty by Willa Cather [1936]

D. H. Lawrence She had given him a new, deeper freedom. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Elizabeth Gaskell I swore a deeper oath than I like to remember, that I would stay a year, and come out a reader and a writer. The Heart of John Middleton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1850]

Robert Louis Stevenson I was accustomed to speak their language, in another and deeper sense of the word than that which distinguishes between French and English; for the true Babel is a divergence upon morals. Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes by Robert Louis Stevenson

But serious feelings of another and deeper kind remained. The Room in the Dragon Volant by J. Sheridan LeFanu

The normal opener of deeper and deeper levels of energy is the will. Memories and Studies by William James

There were stories about her which would have accounted for a deeper deterioration. Stingaree by E. W. Hornung [1905]

George Eliot Tito’s deeper sleep had broken into a doze, in which he felt himself in the Via de’ Bardi, explaining his failure to appear at the appointed time. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

Nathaniel Hawthorne But while they spoke softly, and he was watching the happy sadness, the lightsome shadows, the shy yearnings, of a maiden’s nature, the wind through the Notch took a deeper and drearier sound. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

H. G. Wells The deeper I go, the more certainly I believe. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

H. G. Wells I realised slowly from his tone, that even now he was not absolutely in despair at the prospect of going ever deeper into this inhuman planet-burrow. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

George Borrow All his efforts, however, being unavailing to ride him deeper in, he fell to washing him strenuously with his hands, then leading him out, he dressed himself and returned by the way he came. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

Caroline Lamb It afflicted his generous heart when he reflected upon the misery he had occasioned; but not even his bitterest enemy could have suspected him of deeper guilt. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

She little knew that she was only playing into the hands of a deeper and more accomplished schemer than herself. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

He was looking at the beautiful face — looking at it with a repressed passion that was deeper and more real than any he had ever felt in his life. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Henry James I’m a haunted man!” If sleep had passed out of his eyes I felt with even a deeper pang that sanity had abandoned his spirit. A Passionate Pilgrim by Henry James [1871]

Anthony Trollope He did not, however, like the visit, and simple-minded as he was, he felt sure that Mr. Slope had some deeper motive than the mere pleasure of making soft speeches to two ladies. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Sleep ran over her in waves, drawing her deeper and deeper under. Miss Pym Disposes by Josephine Tey

It’s extraordinary how in one way or another this man has managed to fasten himself on my deeper feelings. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

Algernon Blackwood He was, apparently, both puzzled and alarmed, and the whine went deeper and deeper down into his throat till it changed into an ugly snarl of awakening anger. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

There was one head that appeared very much oftener than others, and Clarissa felt herself blushing a deeper red every time Mr. Granger paused to contemplate this particular likeness. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Edith Wharton Well, she knew now — knew weaknesses and strengths she had not dreamed of, and the deep discord and still deeper complicities between what thought in her and what blindly wanted . The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

Elizabeth Gaskell Philip’s information had made a deeper impression on his aunt than he intended. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

Jules Verne The silence seemed deeper in these momentary lulls, and the Major and John Mangles listened attentively. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

Sir Walter Scott Gurth’s heart swelled within him; for he felt this meditated slaughter of his faithful adherent in a degree much deeper than the harsh treatment he had himself received. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott [1820]

Abraham Merri Reeled over it — unhurt! Something deeper than his consciousness registered that fact; registered it as of paramount importance. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

Arthur Conan Doyle Mortimer was the deeper thinker, Scott the brighter talker. The Green Flag by Arthur Conan Doyle [1900]

Whether this apparent candour went deeper than the outward bearing, I was yet to learn. The Purcell Papers by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

D. H. Lawrence Her hands leapt, fluttered, and closed over his head, pressing it deeper into her belly, vibrating as she did so. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

William Makepeace Thackeray The sea grew deeper and deeper in colour. The Irish Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

Edith Wharton What possible motive can you have for trying to interfere now?” Her gaze widened to a deeper wonder. The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

George MacDonald I thought at first their sleep was death, but I soon saw it was something deeper still — a something I did not know. Lilith by George MacDonald

Charles Dickens If Mr Haredale wins, depend upon it, it’ll be a deep one; or if he loses, it will perhaps be deeper still, for he’ll never give in unless he’s beaten down. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

But the subtlety of characterization goes deeper than this. Collected Essays by George Orwell

But suddenly a new sound made itself heard, deeper than the tumult of the crowd, persistent, disquieting, — the dull shock of guns. Ten Days That Shook the World by John Reed

Algernon Blackwood She composed herself as into yet deeper sleep. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

D. H. Lawrence Let us go to the understanding that is deeper than love. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

I hardly breathed, for the feeling that a deeper breath would have blown away the mist that was our sole protection now. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Charles Dickens There is a deeper longing, More sad, more strong, more keen: Those know it who look backward, And yearn for what has been. A House to Let by Charles Dickens [1858]

Yet I own my heart quaked, my pulse leaped, when I suddenly heard breathing and rustling, and turning, saw in the deep shadow of the steps a deeper shadow still — a shape that moved and descended. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

Happily, the book was Shakespeare, and she was soon lost in Lear’s woes, wilder, deeper than any sorrow she had ever tasted. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

D. H. Lawrence It was so magnificently free and in a deeper world, as it was. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Virginia Woolf Pain and jealousy, envy and desire, and something deeper than they are, stronger than love and more subterranean. The Waves by Virginia Woolf [1931]

They ran over it and clung to it, and as he encouraged them with mimetic movements of his hands, they sank deeper and were absorbed. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

Rudyard Kipling The idea given is that, even while you are ascending, you are wrapping yourself deeper and deeper in the tangle of a mighty maze. Letters of Marque by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

M. P. Shiel However, from that moment a deeper mood of brooding malice occupied my spirit. The Purple Cloud by M. P. Shiel [1901]

Washington Irving His countenance assumed a deeper cast of dejection as the evening advanced; and, strange as it may appear, even the baron’s jokes seemed only to render him the more melancholy. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

Algernon Blackwood I think it is true that he used no persuasion at all, but that at the first mention of it my deeper being met the proposal with curious sympathy. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

Sigmund Freud The numerals, which in the dream-thoughts refer to periods of time, are given money values in the dream, and simultaneously a deeper meaning finds expression — for time is money. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Henry James At last, however, her attention lapsed, drawn off by a deeper tide of life. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

I think you may by-and-by play a better and a deeper game than that, Reginald, and I think I can show you how to play it. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

But I did like the ‘Life of Goldsmith’; I liked it a great deal better than the more authoritative ‘Life by Forster’, and I think there is a deeper and sweeter sense of Goldsmith in it. My Literary Passions by William Dean Howells

Henry David Thoreau It is said that loons have been caught in the New York lakes eighty feet beneath the surface, with hooks set for trout — though Walden is deeper than that. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

But the trouble goes immensely deeper than this. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell [1937]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The lines about his mouth had grown deeper and deeper. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

Theodore Dreiser The deeper she sank into the entanglement, the more she imagined that the thing hung upon the few remaining things she had not done. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

G. K. Chesterton The deeper his memory plunged into the dark house of childhood the nearer and nearer he came to the things that cannot be named. The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

Arthur Conan Doyle For as long as we can see it, how can we be truly happy?” “She has a deeper side also. Beyond the City by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

There had been others of deeper and more sonorous sound. Joan of Arc by Thomas De Quincey

George Gissing The silence was deeper than before, for not even the clock ticked. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

Since the day of the famous Ball she had known a new relationship with Warren, a deeper intimacy. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Wilkie Collins The color was deeper on her cheeks, and the brightness of half-dried tears glistened in her eyes; her step was more hasty, all her movements were quicker than usual. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Those journeys of mine had been more like pilgrimages when one hurries on towards the goal for the satisfaction of a deeper need than curiosity. Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad [1921]

Wilkie Collins Her mind, slowly recovering the exercise of its faculties, was still under the influence of the earlier and the deeper impressions produced on it. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Edith Wharton In the early days of the new century divorce had not become a social institution in New York, and the blow to Wyant’s pride was deeper than Pauline had foreseen. Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton [1927]

George Meredith That ashen look of the rise out of death from one of our mortal wounds, was caused by deeper convulsions in Nesta’s bosom than Dartrey could imagine. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

Accordingly the best practical knowers of the human soul have invented the thing known as methodical ascetic discipline to keep the deeper levels constantly in reach. Memories and Studies by William James

Arthur Conan Doyle It was all strange, mystic, with some deeper meaning struggling always to the light. Through the Magic Door by Arthur Conan Doyle [1907]

Robert Louis Stevenson As the stars are from the sleeper, Her heart is hid from me; For she is deeper — deeper Than the sea. New Poems by Robert Louis Stevenson

D. H. Lawrence His lower, deeper self was with her, bound to her, suffering. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Algernon Blackwood Yet on the whole the older, deeper consciousness gained power. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

Olaf Stapledon Little by little, year by year, aeon by aeon, and in spite of long dark ages, man will master himself, will gain deeper insight, will make a better world. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Anthony Trollope But he much feared that the cause of his uncle’s displeasure was deeper than that. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Sir Walter Scott I may, perhaps, have driven severity into cruelty, but I acted for the best; and now I will not yield to my own feelings a deeper sympathy than I have given to those of others. Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Edith Wharton As they advanced this sense of isolation and security grew deeper and more impressive. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

When he found there was no help, Alfred clenched his teeth and bore it:—“Bite on, ye little wretches,” he said “bite on, and divert my mind from deeper stings than yours — if you can. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Grant thought that his normal insouciance had a deeper tinge than usual; there was almost an air of self-congratulation about him. The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

Sigmund Freud In a deeper stratum of the dream the sentence I arrange, etc. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Wilkie Collins She crossed the courtyard, like a deeper shadow creeping swiftly through the darkness of the winter night. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

But Helmer had gone, making his way through the half light toward a figure that moved beyond through the deeper shadows of the foliage — moved slowly and more slowly. The Maker of Moons by Robert W. Chambers

George Meredith It was ready with a trembling tenderness, softer and deeper than a girl’s. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

E. T. A. Hoffmann The pretty creature stretched out both arms towards me and said softly, whilst a deeper flush mantled upon her cheeks, ‘No, good boy; I am not an angel, but a girl — a child like you. The Doge and Dogess by E. T. A. Hoffmann

M. P. Shiel And from the very first day of this taxing a deeper sense of pain and hardship pervaded the world, the Lord of the Sea now taxing at 4s. The Lord of the Sea by M. P. Shiel [1901]

His dishonesty went too deep to be called superficial, yet, if we go deeper still in his rich and strangely mixed nature, we come upon stubborn foundations of conscience. Daniel Defoe by William Minto [1879]

George Meredith Her deeper tones threw a light on Gower, and where she saw goodness, he could at least behold the natural philosopher practically philosophizing. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

They were getting deeper into the jungle now. Burmese Days by George Orwell

Thomas Hardy Moreover, there are times when deeper intriguers than Mrs. Dornell feel that they must let out a few truths, if only in self-indulgence. A Group of Noble Dames by Thomas Hardy [1891]

And beyond this there is generosity in a deeper sense, a real largeness of spirit, which I have met with again and again in the most unpromising circumstances. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

Abraham Merri From her balcony Sharane looked after them with deeper wistfulness. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

For the cause lay in the fact that Dr. Hastings was too attentive, and that his attentions bore a deeper meaning than mere interest in her as a patient. Her Father’s Name by Florence Marryat [1878]

Nathaniel Hawthorne It was whispered among friends that day by day Elinor’s face was assuming a deeper shade of pensiveness which threatened soon to render her too true a counterpart of her melancholy picture. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Thomas Hardy The child cried with still deeper grief, and, after a momentary hesitation, pushed his hand into Swithin’s for protection. Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy [1895]

Thomas Hardy For all his woodland sequestration, Giles knew the primitive simplicity of the subject he had started, and now sounded a deeper note. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

Then hell upon earth recommenced, a life sinking deeper into the mire, without a glimmer of hope for something better to follow. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

It blended strangely with her past, into which her recollections kept boring deeper and deeper. Mother by Maksim Gorky

Both sexes are furnished with these feathers, but they are generally larger in the male than in the female, and emit a deeper note. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Edith Wharton The only difference was that, to his wife, his impossibility was something deeper than a social disqualification. The Descent of Man and other stories by Edith Wharton [1903]

Now only one, mind, and not deeper than two fingers. The Jest of Life by Arthur Gask [1936]

John Ruskin The sin is spoken of as that of degradation by the love of earth; it is purified by deeper humiliation — the souls crawl on their bellies; their chant is, “my soul cleaveth unto the dust. Munera Pulveris by John Ruskin

Rudyard Kipling When a ship sinks in mud or quicksand she regularly digs her own grave and wriggles herself into it deeper and deeper till she reaches moderately solid stuff. City of Dreadful Night by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Thomas Hardy Trouble has taught you a deeper vein of talk than mine. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Heemskirk relieved his deeper feelings by a sudden string of curses in Dutch and English which he sent after her. Freya of the Seven Isles by Joseph Conrad [1911]

He may go deeper into the mire if he does not get it. Seeing Life by Ellen Wood [1871]

Jack London And here, at the end, I can say that I have known no sweeter, deeper madness of being than to drown in the fragrant glory and forgetfulness of her hair. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Alternately, she almost admired, or wholly scorned him, and knew not which estimate resulted from the deeper appreciation. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

He stared at them, imbecile; imbecile, they stared back — farther and farther, deeper and deeper, through the rose and the burning and the blood. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

Then, while he sat in a tepid bath and Ko S’la sponged the dirt out of his grazes, he puzzled helplessly, and, as his head grew clearer, with a deeper and deeper dismay, over what had happened. Burmese Days by George Orwell

Her words and manner seemed to betray a deeper feeling than he could have supposed involved in the loss of an estate. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

But when the normal tasks and stimulations of life don’t put a man’s deeper levels of energy on tap, and he requires distinctly deleterious excitements, his constitution verges on the abnormal. Memories and Studies by William James

Elizabeth Gaskell It made a deeper impression on the old man than any token of mere bodily illness could have done. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

You know I don’t! All this time you’ve been dangling it before my eyes, and all the time it’s been a will-o’-the-wisp, leading me deeper and deeper into the mire. Tom Ossington’s Ghost by Richard Marsh [1898]

And the name of ‘friend’, when applied to them in words, gave them a deeper satisfaction than any material benefit. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

There was a deeper gloom than usual over the house. The Evil Guest by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

He presented himself before the Bishop of Elphin for examination — perhaps as a type of deeper and more inward incongruencies — in scarlet breeches, and was rejected. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

Anna Katherine Green But I see that I am but getting deeper and deeper in the quagmire of a bad theory badly stated. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

H. G. Wells Stella had developed the taciturnity of one who has exhausted a subject, but a combatant liveliness was growing upon Gemini. She walked with her hands deeper and deeper in her trouser pockets. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

Anna Katherine Green There was nothing to be seen there; the fence hid all, but he continued to look, the shadows from his soul settling deeper and deeper upon his countenance as each heavy moment dragged by. Dark Hollow by Anna Katherine Green

Olaf Stapledon He had not the necessary flow of personal tittle-tattle to carry him through when deeper interests flagged. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

William Hope Hodgson Presently, it sank to a deeper hue; and, in a still further space of time, it began to fluctuate; having periods of glowing, and anon, dying. The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson

But deeper than these there is the degradation worked in a man who knows that he is not even considered fit for marriage. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

George Meredith That life with her husband was a dungeon to her nature deeper than any imposed by present conditions. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Gaining the hall-door with slow and gentle steps came a young man, whose beautiful features were wasting more perceptibly day by day, and their hectic growing of a deeper crimson. The Silent Chimes by Ellen Wood

Arthur Conan Doyle Perhaps it was the deeper study of the arts that brought them to me. The Coming of the Fairies by Arthur Conan Doyle [1922]

He had called it a scratch, but from the first instant she had seen deeper than this, had known that here was something predestined. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

What matter if she sank deeper still, down and down, as she was sinking now. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

D. H. Lawrence I only wish, with all my soul, that some men were bigger and stronger and deeper than I am . St Mawr by D. H. Lawrence

At first it was but the merest shadow of a doubt; hardly that; but it has grown deeper and darker, and I cannot rest for it. Sandstone Torr by Ellen Wood [1874]

Wilkie Collins For the first four miles the path gently ascended through an open country, then became abruptly much steeper, and led me deeper and deeper among thickets and endless woods. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

Arthur Conan Doyle By the way, Malone, if you care to go deeper into this subject I may be able to help you. The Land of Mist by Arthur Conan Doyle [1926]

Arthur Machen Here and there one can hear, as it were, the whisper and the hint of deeper mysteries, visions of a great experiment and a great achievement to which some men may be called. The Secret Glory by Arthur Machen

The world, nowadays, requires a more earnest purpose, a deeper moral, and a closer and homelier truth than he was qualified to supply it with. A Study of Hawthorne by G. P. Lathrop [1876]

Olaf Stapledon Of deeper effects we observed none. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Hero of love takes deeper sense, And doth her love more recompense: Their first night’s meeting, where sweet kisses Are th’ only crowns of both their blisses. Hero and Leander by Christopher Marlowe and George Chapman

The soldiers, disheartened, broke out into murmurs against their leader, who was plunging them deeper and deeper in a boundless wilderness, where they must lay their bones. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Arthur Machen It was awful to think that all his goings were surrounded, that in the darkness he was watched and surveyed, that every step but led him deeper and deeper into the labyrinth. The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen [1907]

Willa Cather The voice did not thin as it went up; the upper tones were as full and rich as the lower, produced in the same way and as unconsciously, only with deeper breath. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Edgar Allan Poe I never felt deeper grief than when I saw him attempt this act — although I knew he was a madman when he did it — a raving maniac through sheer fright. A Descent into the Maelström by Edgar Allan Poe

I took O’Connor’s hand and pressed it warmly, but my emotions were deeper and stronger than I cared to show, for I was convinced that he had escaped a most imminent danger. The Purcell Papers by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Anthony Trollope They would say that slander, scorn, and uncharitable judgments create deeper feuds than do robbery and violence, and produce deeper enmity and worse rancor. North America by Anthony Trollope

Rudyard Kipling He has gone deeper than the skin. Plain Tales from the Hills by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

Charles Dickens His voice was deeper and more husky, and had a trembling in it now and then; but he never raised it passionately, and seldom lifted it above the firm stern level of the homely facts he stated. The Chimes by Charles Dickens [1844]

Rudyard Kipling But I find cause for a deeper appeal in other things than those which you were good enough to show me to-day. A Book of Words by Rudyard Kipling [1928]

Willa Cather The next day, during his journey out through the bleak winter country, he felt that he was going deeper and deeper into reality. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

She sorrowed with a deeper sorrow than children are wont to feel at the loss of those they love. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

D. H. Lawrence A deeper yearning came into her soul, a new reserve. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Isabella Bird It is now a sea of mud crossed by a broad road indicated by dykes, that never-to-beforgotten mud growing deeper as the day wore on. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

G. K. Chesterton It is deeper than democracy; nay, it may often appear to be non-democratic; for it may often be the special defence of a minority or an individual. A Miscellany of Men by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

Adam Lindsay Gordon For deeper and richer the crimson That gathers behind thee throws forth A halo thy raiment and limbs on, And leaves a red track in the path That flows from thy wine-press of wrath. Poems by Adam Lindsay Gordon

Henry David Thoreau In proportion as the mouth of the cove was wider compared with its length, the water over the bar was deeper compared with that in the basin. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

H. Rider Haggard The sky was blue in those days, or only flecked with summer clouds, just as Arthur and Angela’s perfect companionship was flecked and shaded with the deeper hues of dawning passion. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

If she spoke, he listened — listened as if every careless, half-disdainful word concealed a deeper meaning, which it was his task to discern and unravel. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Henry James In that brief, extremely personal gaze, however, deeper meanings passed between them than they were conscious of at the moment. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

George Gissing Within the building, which showed light through all its long windows, a religious meeting was in progress, and hundreds of voices peeled forth a rousing hymn, fortified with deeper organ-note. Eve's Ransom by George Gissing [1894]

Wilkie Collins There is a deeper meaning in that, my love, than you can see. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Olaf Stapledon Yesterday is palpably there, there, just behind me; but receding deeper and deeper into the past, as I live onward along the sequence of the new todays. Death into Life by Olaf Stapledon

I saw strength to obstinacy and courage to recklessness, in the firm lines of the chin; an older and deeper look in the eyes. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

When the purely domestic kind came in he made them, earlier and deeper still, with The Caxtons (1850), My Novel (1853), etc. The English Novel by George Saintsbury [1913]

H. Rider Haggard Seeing that he did not believe her, Juanna plunged still deeper into the mire. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard