Phrases with "deeper"

Ann Radcliffe He at length awoke from this lethargy of security; but it was only to plunge into new error, and to attempt schemes for the reparation of his fortune, which served to sink him deeper in destruction. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

George Eliot Florence was busy with greater affairs, and the preparation of a deeper tragedy. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

Edith Wharton She had no doubt that he intended to come back; her doubts were far deeper and less definable. Summer by Edith Wharton [1917]

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]

This language was one he very well knew, but now it had a deeper sound than his colleague’s voice could give it. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

M. R. James First the thin voice of the pavilion clock, then the deeper sound from the Castle quadrangle, then Lupton’s Tower, drowning the Curfew Tower by its nearness. Collected Ghost Stories by M. R. James

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. Tales of Science by Edgar Allan Poe

Believe me,” he concluded, in a deeper tone, “the confession has not lessened you in my estimation. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The silence seemed deeper and blacker after the last sob of those few lingering chords. The Amazing Judgment by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

In some sense that went deeper than friendship, they were intimates: somewhere or other, although the actual words might never be spoken, there was a place where they could meet and talk. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

Willa Cather The deeper he went in, the more affectionately he told Cressida that now all her cares and anxieties were over. Youth and the Bright Medusa by Willa Cather [1920]

John Galsworthy With a horror of ‘scenes’ deeper than his more natural self, Hubert took it, but without pressure in his fingers. Maid in Waiting by John Galsworthy

Miles Franklin The voice of the wind urges the soul to deeper conceptions of spiritual wisdom. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

Olaf Stapledon We must recognise, in fact, that a policy based on the expressed demands of the majority of individuals may lamentably fail to satisfy the deeper needs of those individuals themselves. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

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]

Its real evil lies far deeper and is quite uneradicable. Collected Essays by George Orwell

Marie Corelli Not a sound, not a breath disturbed the heavy silence which seemed to have grown deeper than before. The Master-Christian by Marie Corelli [1900]

G. K. Chesterton The points brightened and the dusk sank deeper and deeper, and it did not seem for the moment that the two human statues left in the garden would move. Four Faultless Felons by G. K. Chesterton [1930]

George Gissing The old-time garden, and two who walked there, with long silences between the words that still disguised their deeper meaning. Sleeping Fires by George Gissing [1896]

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]

Thomas Hardy Her lack of all consciousness of him, the aspect of the deserted kitchen, the cold grate, impressed him with a deeper sense of loneliness than he had ever felt before. The Well-Beloved by Thomas Hardy [1897]

Charles Kingsley She had been a beauty once, as I said; and though her hair was gray, and her roses had faded long ago, she was beautiful still, in all eyes which saw deeper than the mere outward red and white. Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley

But Captain Giles disclosed himself possessed of a deeper philosophy. The Shadow Line by Joseph Conrad [1917]

Sidney Colvin No man who ever lived has inspired in his friends a deeper or more devoted affection. Keats by Sidney Colvin [1887]

Abraham Merri They could not, perforce, sound the gutturals and deeper tones; so they had to substitute other sounds. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

Elizabeth Gaskell That night she gave way to another burst of disparaging remarks on poor motherly homely Bessy, and that night Victorine thought she read a deeper secret in Theresa’s heart. Crowley Castle by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

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

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]

Arthur Conan Doyle Suddenly the lieutenant showed his teeth in a grin, while the captain flushed a deeper red. The “slapping Sal” by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Butler finished what the West Indian had begun and in my thirst for some certainty I took up a course of deeper reading. My Life and Loves by Frank Harris

Thomas Wolfe It went much deeper than the mere obliteration of bank accounts, the extinction of paper profits, and the loss of property. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Arthur Conan Doyle His muscles may have wilted and his joints stiffened, but his mind was deeper and more active. The Land of Mist by Arthur Conan Doyle [1926]

Zona Gale A moment’s deeper thought, a quicker flowing of the imagination, a little more poignant projecting of himself above the abyss and he, too, would understand. Romance Island by Zona Gale [1906]

Caroline Lamb Besides, the desperate and the guilty never fear: a deeper feeling renders them callous to all beside—a spirit of defiance deadens in them the very edge of apprehension. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

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]

Louisa May Alcott A cluster of grave yet cheerful pansies on a deeper purple ground was pronounced very appropriate and pretty, and Beth worked away early and late, with occasional lifts over hard parts. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

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

E. Phillips Oppenheim He saw himself cross-examined, badgered with ceaseless questions, forced to commit himself deeper and deeper as the thing went on. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

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]

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]

George Gissing Before, I did nothing but heap my memory with knowledge of hooks; now I have had leisure to gather knowledge of a deeper kind. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

Ann Radcliffe It is now midnight! My solitary lamp burns beside me; the time is awful, but to me the silence of noon is as the silence of midnight: a deeper gloom is all in which they differ. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

John Galsworthy But retirement from affairs had effected in Soames a deeper change than he was at all aware of. The Silver Spoon by John Galsworthy

Huge storage places, dungeons, vaults with graves and coffins in them, and long passages that descended even deeper than the moat. The Hidden Door by Arthur Gask [1934]

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

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]

Edith Wharton She seemed to have been modelled by a sculptor who had no power of conveying the deeper emotions — or to have reached a region where they drop from the soul like a worn garment. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

George Eliot To have no cloud between herself and Tom was still a perpetual yearning in her, that had its root deeper than all change. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

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

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

Edith Wharton It was not any recovered pleasure in life that he felt, but only a deeper withdrawal into himself. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

At each fresh worry she buried herself deeper in her only pleasure, which was to have her three meals a day. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Charles Dickens All still, all peaceful; when a convent chime Broke on the midday silence for a time, Then trembling into quiet, seemed to cease, In deeper silence and more utter peace. The Haunted House by Charles Dickens [1859]

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

George Gissing But deeper lay the interests for which parties nowadays were in truth contending. Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing [1891]

Henry James Poor Ralph had been for many weeks steeped in melancholy; his outlook, habitually sombre, lay under the shadow of a deeper cloud. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

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]

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

George Eliot The distinctive note of each bird-species is in this sense exceptional, but the necessary ground of such distinction is a deeper likeness. Impressions of Theophrastus Such by George Eliot [1878]

Margaret Oliphant She had a pretty figure, full of life and energy—everything, in short, that is necessary to make up a pretty girl, without any real loveliness or deeper grace. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

There was, it is true, a something deprecating in John Saltram’s manner that had not been common to him of old, and in Gilbert Fenton a deeper gravity than was quite natural; but that was all. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

The deeper one went into the forest, the more one saw. In the World by Maksim Gorky

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

E. Nesbi So the three went on into the deeper darkness of the tunnel. The Railway Children by E. Nesbi

Henry James His humour of dismay at a threat of the commonplace in the history he felt about him had turned to a deeper reaction. A Passionate Pilgrim by Henry James [1871]

Ann Radcliffe Schedoni appeared to meditate; sometimes he fixed his eyes upon Vivaldi, for an instant, and when he withdrew them, he seemed to sink into deeper thoughtfulness. The Italian by Ann Radcliffe [1796]

Charles Dickens It is their common experience, that people, sinking down by inches into deeper and deeper poverty, will conceal it, even from them, if possible, unto the very last extremity. The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens [1860]

Edith Wharton The little flame under his hand cast a deeper crimson on his puffing face, and Lily averted her eyes with a momentary feeling of repugnance. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

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

Samuel Johnson While other bards “with Britain’s hero set their souls on fire,” he draws, he says, a deeper scene. Lives of the Poets by Samuel Johnson

I suspect that under this confusion lies the still deeper one of not discriminating sufficiently between the two notions, truth and reality. The Meaning of Truth by William James

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

E. Phillips Oppenheim Tyssen’s hands went deeper into his trousers pockets. The Man Without Nerves by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

George Meredith A deeper student of Science than his rivals, he appreciated Nature’s compliment in the fair ones choice of you. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

His voice took a deeper tone; it was steel meeting steel, he saw. The Mill Mystery by Anna Katharine Green

George Meredith It kindled the deeper of her dark hue. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

Andrew Lang Major Buckley hypnotised a young officer, who, on November 15, 1845, fell into “a deeper state” of trance. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang

They drove deeper and ever deeper into it. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

George Meredith Between her and Robert there was deeper community on one subject than she let Rhoda share. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

Henry James She held her tongue but waited, and her patience itself was a deeper admonition. The Siege of London by Henry James [1883]

Virginia Woolf The shadows were deeper under the trees. Between the Acts by Virginia Woolf [1941]

E. Phillips Oppenheim But when the door is closed, and I am left standing there, I hear the rustling of skirts, and my lady advances from the deeper shadows. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Arthur Conan Doyle However, these be deeper waters, and with your leave we will get back into my usual six-inch wading-depth once more. Through the Magic Door by Arthur Conan Doyle [1907]

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

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]

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]

There was a deeper likeness than that of her childish vision. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Olaf Stapledon Much deeper in my heart, I feel joy. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

William Hope Hodgson Suddenly, the time-keeper struck three bells, and the deeper notes of the bell forrard, answered them. The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson

Henry James There were times when Laura thought her brother-in-law’s formless desistence too frivolous for nature: it even gave her a sense of deeper dangers. A London Life by Henry James [1888]

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]

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

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

As for Mary — she had apparently no deeper feelings for him than he had for her. The Storm Breaks by Arthur Gask [1949]

In another and deeper sense the atmosphere of the church was soothing and reassuring to her. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

E. Phillips Oppenheim A shade of deeper trouble came into Seaman’s face as he stepped respectfully to one side. The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1920]

Every new injury had sunk deeper into their souls, and filled them with a deeper hatred of their enemy. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

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

Nathaniel Hawthorne A deeper sleep wrestled with and nearly overcame him, but fled at the sound of footsteps along the opposite pavement. The Snow Image and other stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1851]

Olaf Stapledon The new Tibetan state had been aware of deeper and vaster gold deposits, but had not troubled to exploit them. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

Thomas Wolfe There were stronger, deeper tides and currents running in America than any which these glamorous lives to-night had ever plumbed or even dreamed of. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Ann Radcliffe The thick foliage of the trees spread a deeper shade around; and they were obliged to proceed with caution. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

Willa Cather He turned over on his back and slept deeper still. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather [1925]

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]

He presented himself before the Bishop of Elphin for examinationperhaps 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]

All were arrested by some intangible suggestion of a deeper mystery than they had yet touched. Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah [1914]

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

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

Elizabeth Gaskell Roger’s bronzed cheeks took a deeper shade. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

Henry James Newman went into the little nave and of course found a deeper dusk than without. The American by Henry James [1877]

Olaf Stapledon They had discovered, they said, that the universe of familiar space and time, though no mere illusion or dream, was but the surface of a deeper reality. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

Anthony Trollope But he has seen deeper than most men do. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

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

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

Henry James Well, his want of valour was but a deeper appeal to her tenderness. What Maisie Knew by Henry James [1897]

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

She dismissed it gently, not to break the deeper labour on which she was engaged. The Greater Trumps by Charles Williams

Baldwin Spencer He first of all carefully incised lines, indicating the outline of a barb and then cut deeper and deeper until the barb was completely outlined. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

The silence seemed deeper than ever. The Spanish Nun by Thomas De Quincey [1847]

Kate Chopin She began to look with her own eyes; to see and to apprehend the deeper undercurrents of life. The Awakening by Kate Chopin

At any small surprise of the senses he would start visibly and sometimes turn pale, then relapse into a melancholy apathy deeper than before. Can Such Things Be? by Ambrose Bierce [1893]

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

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

Jack London The only way was ahead, across the dark and icy sea of Bering to Alaska. The way had led from savagery to deeper savagery. Lost Face by Jack London

Thomas Carlyle The deeper naturally would the Eternal World impress itself on him; that awful reality over which, after all, this Time-world, with its Florences and banishments, only flutters as an unreal shadow. On Heroes and Hero Worship and the Heroic in History by Thomas Carlyle

Olaf Stapledon It was the universal though unacknowledged sense of war-guilt, the sense that the high moral and patriotic fervours of 1914 had somehow obscured a deeper and more serious issue. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

D. H. Lawrence No deeper consciousness at all. St Mawr by D. H. Lawrence

And, deeper down, beneath the surface of her being, was the feeling, rather than the knowledge, that her life’s deepest joys would be found in such scenes as this. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Jack London And they came out in deeper debt, with inflamed senses and burning brains, and an unsatisfied craving for drink they would do anything to satiate. The People of the Abyss by Jack London [1903]

There was sorrow at the Abbey House deeper and wilder than had entered within those doors for many a year. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Algernon Blackwood And, while he well understood the eroding agencies that have produced them, there yet rose in his mind a deeper interpretation lurking just behind their literal meanings. Sand by Algernon Blackwood [1912]

Edith Wharton At last she had what she wanted, and for the first time the glow of triumph was warmed by a deeper feeling. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

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]

She was happy, looking no deeper than the surface of things, and finding content in the calm prosperity of her life, the absence of poverty and ill-usage. The Infidel by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1900]

H. G. Wells They conjure up a vision in my mind of an absent-minded water-seller, bearing his precious jars and crying his wares knee-deep, and going deeper into a rising stream. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

Anthony Trollope Before he did so, he had a few words with his father who professed even deeper animosity against Mr. Saul than his son. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope The great mark down his forehead was deeper and more like an ugly wound than she had ever seen it; and his eyes sparkled with anger; and his face was red as with fiery wrath. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

H. G. Wells Presently he found himself asking questions, and his interest grew deeper and deeper as Nebogipfel slowly and with precise clearness unfolded the beautiful order of his strange invention. The Chronic Argonauts by H. G. Wells [1888]

Charles Dickens The deeper he sank into this silence, the fainter hope there was — or so Darnay thought — of his softening in any slight degree. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

The most mysterious dungeons of the Spanish Inquisition, the secret chambers under the leads in Venice, were not closer or deeper than the mind of that young man. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

D. H. Lawrence That deeper man is waiting to be appealed to. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

But you are different; you are another being, you are a woman of the world; your heart, your heart is dead and gone!” He cut her to it, none the less; he could not have inflicted a deeper wound. Stingaree by E. W. Hornung [1905]

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

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]

Charles Kingsley If he accept cheerfully and manfully the things which he does see, he will be all the more able to enter hereafter into the deeper mystery of things unseen. Two Years Ago by Charles Kingsley

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]

Anthony Trollope The general religious level is, I think, higher with them; but there is, if I am right in my supposition, with us a higher eminence in religion, as there is also a deeper depth of ungodliness. North America by Anthony Trollope

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

Abraham Merri It drew first into sight as a deeper glow within the light. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

From every gate of hell there was a way to heaven, yes, and in every way to heaven there was a gate to deeper hell. Et in Sempiternum Pereant by Charles Williams

George Meredith His quietness breathed of a deeper love than her own. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Ida Palliser had a deeper love of natural beauty, a stronger appreciation of all that made the old place interesting. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Abraham Merri As he gazed a deeper shadow flitted from the soul of the blackness and brooded over it. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

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

H. G. Wells He’s been getting deeper and deeper into a rotten set. The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

But this agony bit far deeper than any unsatisfied desire of the flesh could do. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

In his breast there was a deeper anger. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

His eyes shifted with sullen glance about the chamber, and his blabber cheeks, scarlet from the feast, flushed to a deeper hue. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

R. D. Blackmore But thoroughly well as he basted his duck, and efficiently as he consumed it, deeper things were in his mind, and moving with every mouthful. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

H. G. Wells I pictured the Bad Man, dressed in that ‘immaculate evening dress’ which my novels told me marked the deeper and colder depths of male depravity, cowering under my stream of simple eloquence. The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

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]

Such is her skill that she sometimes seems to beat the Romantics even on their own ground: her reticences make a deeper impression than all the dottings of their i’s. Books and Characters by Lytton Strachey

Jules Verne Lady Glenarvan understood what was passing in her husband’s mind, and she felt the young girl’s attempt would be useless, and only plunge the poor children in deeper despair. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

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]

But now he saw more in the lines, a deeper interpretation which he had earned the right to make. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

Henry James The deeper sort, however, usually felt it latently English enough. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

His horse was tired, as after a long journey, and he had upon his helmet the crest of no neighbouring lord or king, but a small rose made of rubies that glimmered every moment to a deeper crimson. The Secret Rose by William Butler Yeats [1897]

Henry James Mrs. Brigstock looked at Owen and considered: nothing showed in her face but that it turned a deeper pink. The Spoils of Poynton by Henry James [1897]

It adheres closely to the obvious surface of events with little attempt to place behind them the deeper sky of social evolution. Gibbon by James Cotter Morison [1878]

No conventual gloom was ever deeper than the gloom of Fellside. My boy did nothing to lighten it for me, and his son followed in his father’s footsteps. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

But if left to itself the air will take the shortest way round, leaving the deeper workings unventilated; so all the short cuts have to be partitioned off. Collected Essays by George Orwell

Leon Trotsky Only after a deeper sounding of their ground, and a further occupying of positions, did they grow bolder. My Life by Leon Trotsky

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson Thus can the faithful student reverse all the warnings of his early instinct, under the guidance of a deeper instinct. The Conduct of Life by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1860]

There were later instances, perhaps, of deeper satisfaction, but they were more or less perplexed, and not unobscured by anxiety. An impossible ideal by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1903]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu His pride was stung — something of anger was stirred within him; his finer sympathies, too, were moved, and a deeper feeling still. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]

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]

Sir Walter Scott The sun setting red, and among seas of rolling clouds, threw a gloomy lustre over the moor, and gave a deeper purple to the broad outline of heathy mountains which surrounded this desolate spot. The Black Dwarf by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

George Meredith She was herself in great agitation, but nerved by deeper anger there was no faltering in her movements. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

M. P. Shiel About two in morning I fell to sleep, a deeper peace of shadow now reigning where so long the melancholy silver of the moon had lingered. The Purple Cloud by M. P. Shiel [1901]

Anthony Trollope Then Mr Bonteen had returned home, and, as we all know, had become engaged in matters of deeper import than even the deliverance of Lady Eustace from her thraldom. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Andrew Lang And when the seven brothers saw the sign they said, ‘Now we have nothing to go back for,’ and plunged deeper into the desert. The Grey Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

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]

The detective’s sighs became deeper and deeper, and then suddenly a grin came into his face and, he clicked his fingers together softly. The Judgment of Larose by Arthur Gask [1934]

George Gissing Sylvia, affected by the outbreak of emotion in one whom she had always known so strong in self-command, spoke with a deeper earnestness. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Edith Wharton Alfieri’s coming set deeper springs in motion. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

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

Yet, wedded as they seem to be to the logical machinery and technical apparatus of absolutism, I cannot but believe that their fidelity to the religious ideal in general is deeper still. A Pluralistic Universe by William James [1909]

Algernon Blackwood The two letters by which he was designated acquired a deeper meaning than before. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Jack London Again we climbed a ridge, this time riding under red-limbed madronos and manzanitas of deeper red. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

Charles Dudley Warner They are better adapted, it must be owned, to please the many than the critical few, who demand more incisive treatment and a deeper consideration of the problems of life. Washington Irving by Charles Dudley Warner

Charles Dickens By suppressing mine, I wound him deeper and more keenly than if I were the best swordsman in all Europe, and he the worst. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

Therefore my son i’ th’ ooze is bedded, and I’ll seek him deeper than e’er plummet sounded, And with him there lie mudded. Books and Characters by Lytton Strachey

Walter Scott The Maid of the Mill listened to his flowing periods with her head sunk on her bosom as she rode, like one in deep thought or deeper sorrow. The Monastery by Walter Scott [1820]

Miles Franklin Mr. Hardy and I were at variance on my deeper and inner ideas, but in playing the most magic game known we were equally matched in this vein of sensitiveness. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

Charles Dickens There was an air or utter loneliness upon her, that would have moved me to pity though she had wilfully done me a deeper injury than I could charge her with. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

It was the better part of a mile wide, but save for some fathoms in the middle, where the Sker current ran, it was no deeper even at flood than a horse’s fetlocks. The Outgoing of the Tide by John Buchan [1902]

Abraham Merri I pressed the point of the sword deeper into Tiber’s throat. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

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

Willa Cather The sonata was the most ambitious work he had done up to that time and marked the transition from his purely lyric vein to a deeper and nobler style. The Troll Garden by Willa Cather [1905]