Phrases with "depending"

H.P. Lovecraft The rest of the fuel question, depending on our decision about an easterly trip, could wait for a few days, since Lake had enough for immediate camp heat and borings. At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft [1931]

D. H. Lawrence Mrs. Morel was more tolerant of him, and he, depending on her almost like a child, was rather happy. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Jack London Buck felt vaguely that there was no depending upon these two men and the woman. The Call of the Wild by Jack London [1903]

Mark Twain They showed us a broken granite pillar, depending from the roof, which they said was hacked in two by the Moslem conquerors of Nazareth, in the vain hope of pulling down the sanctuary. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Henry Handel Richardson This dripped without ceasing, drops forming continuously on its under-surface, gathering volume, depending perilously, then falling on the zinc with a toneless thud. Growing Pains by Henry Handel Richardson

I shall be depending entirely upon you to warn me, and if everything goes off well Inspector Stone says he won’t forget your dad. The Grave-digger of Monks Arden by Arthur Gask [1938]

Sir Walter Scott He served the noble, the lofty, the high-minded Leicester, and was more proud of depending on him than he would be of commanding thousands. Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott [1821]

For the itinerant preacher, for the man with a suffering populace depending on his care, home ties were fetters that needs must gall. The Infidel by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1900]

From gilded roofs depending lamps display Nocturnal beams, that emulate the day. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

This phrase or expression is of course artificial to the highest degree: and it is to it that the reproach of depending on mechanical aids chiefly applies. The English Novel by George Saintsbury [1913]

Jack London Nevertheless I compelled the play to be rapid, and in the dim light, depending less than usual on sight and more than usual on feel, our blades were in continual touch. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

Anna Katherine Green Quick of eye, if not of step, he had run in review the varying headgear depending from those isolated pegs, before he had half-circled the lockers. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

Jules Verne All the greater reason why he should get out of the scrape by depending only on himself. Five Weeks in a Balloon by Jules Verne [1869]

Sarah Orne Jewett It must have been to keep the balance true, and make up to all her scattered and depending neighbors for other things which they may have lacked. The Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett [1896]

She had a lace scarf and a lace coiffure lying flat across her head, with a miniature coronet of Roman pearl in the centre, and lappets depending at each side. The Wyvern Mystery by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Arnold Bennett The future might be depending solely on her own act. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

Arthur Conan Doyle It was my intention to write out the sequence of events in due order, depending on trustworthy hearsay when I was describing that which was beyond my own personal knowledge. The Mystery of Cloomber by Arthur Conan Doyle [1889]

Now in the humerus of man, there is generally a trace of this passage, which is sometimes fairly well developed, being formed by a depending hook-like process of bone, completed by a band of ligament. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Henry James She had bethought herself that this favour might, like her presence and as if depending on it, be only intermittent and for the season. What Maisie Knew by Henry James [1897]

But, because the beginning of the whole worke seemeth abrupte, and as depending upon other antecedents, it needs that ye know the occasion of these three knights seuerall adventures. Spenser by R. W. Church [1879]

They loved and sympathized with one another; and their joys, depending on each other, were not interrupted by the casualties that took place around them. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

Nathaniel Hawthorne There was much depending upon that simple experiment. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

M. P. Shiel But as I passed into the passage, all was mere blank darkness, and I, depending upon the lamp, had left the matches in the other house. The Purple Cloud by M. P. Shiel [1901]

Jean-Jacques Rousseau For, the conditions being then the same for all, and the choice not depending on any human will, there is no particular application to alter the universality of the law. The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Jeremy Bentham Those which follow are of less importance, either as referring only to certain offences in particular, or depending upon the influence of transitory and local circumstances. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

Arthur Morrison The god was represented as clad in ancient armour, with a large and loose cloak depending from his shoulders and falling behind in a wilderness of marvellously and deeply carved folds. The Dorrington Deed-Box by Arthur Morrison

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu I think it is an illusion, depending on an undue excitement in the organ of self-esteem, quite to be dispelled by restoring the healthy action of those other organs — of common sense. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]

George Berkeley Qu. Whether there is any country in Christendom, either kingdom or republic, depending or independent, free or enslaved, which may not afford us a useful lesson? 4. The Querist by George Berkeley [1735]

Edith Wharton But with Mattie depending on him the case was different. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton [1911]

Rafael Sabatini He was pale, but very haughty, depending no doubt on his companions to see that he suffered no violence. Casanova’s Alibi by Rafael Sabatini

Robert Louis Stevenson And just then the Admiral perceived a house by the wayside, and something depending over the house door which might be construed as a sign by the hopeful and thirsty. The Story of a Lie by Robert Louis Stevenson

Wilkie Collins I reached the balcony over the porch in safety, depending more upon the tough vine branches than the trellis-work during my ascent. A Rogue’s Life by Wilkie Collins [1879]

W. W. Jacobs The footsteps retreated again, and the embarrassed brave realized that he was in a cruelly false position, his very life, so to speak, depending on the strength a small girl’s scream. The Skipper’s Wooing by W. W. Jacobs [1897]

D. H. Lawrence The burden of so many lives depending on him wore the youth down. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Thomas Hardy His listener received the news with the concern of a friend, Lady Constantine’s aspect in his eyes depending but little on her condition matrimonially. Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy [1895]

George Gissing He listened with deep pleasure, living again in the years when everything he desired seemed a certainty of the future, depending only on the flight of time, on his becoming “a man. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

He was an old man, very feeble, and much depending upon her constant care. The Company of the Marjolaine by John Buchan

Wilkie Collins There could be plainly no depending on the lawyer’s opinion, unless that opinion was given on the facts exactly a s they had occurred at the inn. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

We lost the afternoon by depending upon a man who undertook to get us some. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

The sisterhood was an independent one, depending entirely upon private contributions for the means to carry on its charitable work. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

Anthony Trollope You have enough depending on you; I have but her. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

R. D. Blackmore What do you say? Unless I am mistaken, you have some knowledge of the matter depending on this bauble. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Henry James On this occasion she had at first the air of depending upon it mainly to produce an effect upon Laura; then, after an instant’s reflection, she determined to arrive at her result in another way. A London Life by Henry James [1888]

Sinclair Lewis She might live five months or five years or fifty, depending entirely on how well she obeys my injunctions. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

William Henry Bragg A comet entering the solar system would produce perturbations depending in part on the time it took to cross. Studies in Radioactivity by William Henry Bragg [1912]

He did not care for advice on any difficulty depending on his special relations to the vendors in both these cases. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Anthony Trollope But never till now had he known a statesman proclaim his intention of depending upon faction, and upon faction alone, for the result which he desired to achieve. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Arthur Conan Doyle The affluents of the Amazon are, half of them, of this nature, while the other half are whitish and opaque, the difference depending upon the class of country through which they have flowed. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

George Borrow Nothing green save the fruits, especially the grapes, huge clusters of which were depending from the “parras”; for the locust touches not the fruit whilst a single leaf remains to be devoured. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

Robert Green Ingersoll But now, instead of depending upon one crop they have several, and if there is not rain enough for one there may be enough for another. On Skulls by Robert Green Ingersoll

Would you mind coming down and reasoning with him? I have a wife and five children depending on me, and when I lose my temper I am likely to go too far. The Fourth Estate by Ambrose Bierce

D. H. Lawrence Were we depending on booking berths at the port of Naples? We were. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

Sinclair Lewis County commissioners were allowed from one to a dozen assistant commissioners, depending on the population. It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis

Rafael Sabatini Patience was all the service Fate asked of him, and he gave that service blithely, depending upon the reward that soon now would be his own. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

Daniel Defoe I told him I was ready to hear anything that he had to say, depending that he would say nothing unworthy of himself, or unfit for me to hear. The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe [1683]

Henry James What in the world’s a fellow to do?” This it was that Owen wanted to know, and there could be no better proof of his friendliness than his air of depending on Fleda Vetch to tell him. The Spoils of Poynton by Henry James [1897]

To this latter point, depending perhaps on a widely distinct cause, I shall return in a future chapter. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Anthony Trollope He is always very anxious for his friend’s letters, depending on them for news and for amusement. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Henry James He had formed the habit of depending on it, and if the spell was to break it must break by some force of its own. The Figure in the Carpet by Henry James [1896]

D. H. Lawrence There it was, this class of fifty collective children, depending on her for command, for command it hated and resented. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

He had an affection for the aged disciple of Michaelis, a complex sentiment depending a little on her prestige, on her personality, but most of all on the instinct of flattered gratitude. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

Henry James She was the widow of a commodore, was a handsome mild soft swaying person, whom every one liked, with glossy bands of black hair and a little ringlet depending behind each ear. Pandora by Henry James [1884]

The Socialist world is always pictured as a completely mechanized, immensely organized world, depending on the machine as the civilizations of antiquity depend on the slave. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell [1937]

A simpler and bolder practice found welcome in Germany, depending chiefly on mineral remedies, mercury, antimony, sulphur, arsenic, and the use, sometimes the secret use, of opium. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

Henry James He was a man of middle age, clad in a greasy bonnet with false-looking ear-locks depending from its sides. A Passionate Pilgrim by Henry James [1871]

John Locke For the existence of all things, depending upon His good pleasure, all things exist every moment that He thinks fit to have them exist. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

Their complexions are various, depending — as well as their dress and manner — upon the amount of Spanish blood they can lay claim to, which also settles their social rank. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

Wilkie Collins Behold me, then, now starting afresh in the world, in the character of a portrait-painter; with the payment of my remuneration from my first sitter depending whimsically on the life of my grandmother. A Rogue’s Life by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Thomas Love Peacock The whole circle was hung round with one continuous garland of flowers, depending in irregular festoons from the branches. Maid Marian by Thomas Love Peacock

This annoyed Madame, as, depending on the moonlight, the lamps of the trap were not lighted, and she could not see in the darkness how to drive down a very awkward bit of road that she was now on. Madame Midas by Fergus Hume

Walter Scott Respecting other fantastic allegations, the proof is necessarily transient and doubtful, depending upon the inaccurate testimony of vague report and of doting tradition. Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft by Walter Scott [1831]

It looked cool, and clean, and spacious; the floor being covered with fine matting, and some scores of ostrich-eggs depending from the ceiling. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Theodore Dreiser He seemed to be depending upon her little twelve dollars. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Everything was now depending upon this last race. The Jest of Life by Arthur Gask [1936]

Arnold Bennett The costly efficiency of the radiator somewhat atoned in his mind for the imperfections of the hot water apparatus, depending on the kitchen boiler. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

James Anthony Froude Amusement was idle trifling in a life so short as man’s, and with issues so far-reaching depending upon it. Bunyan by James Anthony Froude [1880]

George Gissing And chiefly because, if what I desired came to pass, I thought of everything as depending upon you. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

No doubt this is true to some extent; to what extent depending much on the qualities of the individual. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

Sinclair Lewis They had again the sweetness of depending on each other. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

Henry Fielding He approached to salute him with some familiarity, though with respect, depending on his former intimacy, when my lord, stepping short, very gravely told him he had not the pleasure of knowing him. Amelia by Henry Fielding

Sir Walter Scott The Tory nobility, depending for their reflected lustre upon the sunshine of a court, had for some time been gradually reconciling themselves to the new dynasty. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

I have continually seen them returning, with their weighty basket on one arm and an enormous ham depending from the other. Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope

Sinclair Lewis All of ’em depending on me and picking on me and not a damn one of ’em grateful! No relief, and no credit, and no help from anybody. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

George Borrow We were speedily overtaken by five or six men on horseback, riding at a rapid pace, each with a long gun slung at his saddle, the muzzle depending about two feet below the horse’s belly. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

Jane Austen His diffidence had prevented his depending on his own judgment in so anxious a case, but his reliance on mine made every thing easy. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen [1813]

Benjamin Disraeli As for churches depending on councils, the first council was held more than three centuries after the Sermon on the Mount. We Syrians had churches in the interval: no one can deny that. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

By the light of a single gas-jet depending from the smoked ceiling I saw an elderly man, in a long coat of black broadcloth. Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad [1921]

Rudyard Kipling He was a Sunnyasi — a houseless, wandering mendicant, depending on his neighbours for his daily bread; and so long as there is a morsel to divide in India, neither priest nor beggar starves. The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling [1895]

John Ruskin Their demand for these articles (if the reader likes better, he may say their need) is to be conceived as absolute, their existence depending on the getting these two things. Munera Pulveris by John Ruskin

Elizabeth Gaskell The air to which this is sung is a kind of droning recitative, depending much on expression and feeling. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

Arthur Conan Doyle He had prepared a sort of collar of leather with many straps depending from it. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

As famines are periodical, depending chiefly on extreme seasons, all tribes must fluctuate in number. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

John Locke This great source of most of the ideas we have, depending wholly upon our senses, and derived by them to the understanding, I call SENSATION. 4. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]