Phrases with "development"

Guy de Maupassant And the melancholy of health-resorts, the monotony of days that are all alike, help from hour to hour in this rapid development of affection. The Spasm (Le Tic) by Guy de Maupassant [1884]

But the profession of medicine never could reach its full development until it became entirely separated from that of divinity. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

Baldwin Spencer This division of the tribe into local groups with the consequent development of a more or less strong local feeling is one of the leading features of the Arunta tribe. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Algernon Blackwood Brains and intellect were no criterion of development at all. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

G. K. Chesterton The normal, or at least the ideal, development of a man’s destiny is from the coloured chamber of childhood to an even more romantic garden of the faith and tryst of youth. Robert Louis Stevenson by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

George Gissing I am all for individualism, for the development of one’s personality at whatever cost. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Baldwin Spencer Here the old leader caused his abnormal development to disappear and he became like an ordinary man, and then the travelling and resident groups mixed together. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

George Eliot In the first development and writing out of his scheme, Merman had a more intense kind of intellectual pleasure than he had ever known before. Impressions of Theophrastus Such by George Eliot [1878]

Francis Bacon So also in the inquiry concerning the process of development in the generation of animals, from coition to birth; and in like manner of other bodies. The New Organon by Francis Bacon [1620]

H. G. Wells They were as blind to the proper development of the imperial adventure. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

Henry James It’s moreover the one I just promised; which was no more indeed than the development of a feeling I’ve already permitted myself to show you. The Sacred Fount by Henry James [1901]

Sidney Colvin This account of the sudden development of his poetic powers I first received from his brothers, and afterwards from himself. Keats by Sidney Colvin [1887]

George Gissing It only means that one’s development is imperfect. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

George Meredith This development of a new weakness exasperated him. The House on the Beach by George Meredith [1877]

Olaf Stapledon But very early in the cultural development of the species the modesty apron became universal. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Olaf Stapledon Since the time of Schopenhauer Idealism has consisted mainly of a development of the thought of Hegel, who dominated European philosophy throughout most of the nineteenth century. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

Charlotte Perkins Gilman Sickness was almost wholly unknown among them, so much so that a previously high development in what we call the “science of medicine” had become practically a lost art. Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1915]

The development of Modern Industry, therefore, cuts from under its feet the very foundation on which the bourgeoisie produces and appropriates products. The Manifesto of the Communist Party by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels

It was a period of change, of hesitation, of retrogression even; and yet, below these doubtful, conflicting movements, a great new development was germinating, slowly, surely, and almost unobserved. Landmarks in Literature--French by Lytton Strachey

Olaf Stapledon One was the development of telepathy. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

H. G. Wells They hamper the development of the new order, but they cannot altogether prevent the emergence of new men. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

But with the development of industry the proletariat not only increases in number; it becomes concentrated in greater masses, its strength grows, and it feels that strength more. The Manifesto of the Communist Party by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels

Olaf Stapledon Further, the detail of basic concepts and values accepted by our own galactic society was also largely a development of the marine culture that had dominated the sub-galaxy. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

H. G. Wells It is one of the bye products of State Liberalism, and at present it is very probably drawing ahead in the race against the development of police organisation. A Modern Utopia by H. G. Wells [1905]

Thus the main divisions of flowering plants are founded on differences in the embryo — on the number and position of the cotyledons, and on the mode of development of the plumule and radicle. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

H. G. Wells Man is indeed so spiritual a being that he will turn every materialistic development you force upon him into spiritual growth. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

James Anthony Froude Catholic theology, as a system, is a development of Platonism. The Platonists had discovered that the seat of moral evil was material substance. Bunyan by James Anthony Froude [1880]

William Morris Of Jenson it must be said that he carried the development of Roman type as far as it can go: his letter is admirably clear and regular, but at least as beautiful as any other Roman type. The Art and Craft of Printing by William Morris [1902]

Arthur Conan Doyle Harold was already a confidant, and he understood that this was some further development of the plot. Beyond the City by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

John Stuart Mill We see that, in France and Italy, imitation of the ancient literature stopped the original development even after it had commenced. The Subjection of Women by John Stuart Mill [1869]

In this quiet backwater of a seaport village the passage of time was deliberate, and the development of hard-worked apothecaries was slow. Henrik Ibsen by Edmund Gosse

William Hazlitt If Lear shows the greatest depth of passion, Hamlet is the most remarkable for the ingenuity, originality, and unstudied development of character. Characters of Shakespeare’s Plays by William Hazlitt [1817]

They are there, ready for development by any person who may take it into his head to develop them. The English Novel by George Saintsbury [1913]

The development of these institutions is the development of society. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

But he might have saved himself the trouble, for, in fact, it was less a development than a reversion. Eminent Victorians by Lytton Strachey

According to his calculations, a man did not reach his perfect development until after completing his first century; and, in order to do this, he took the most minute care of himself. Honore de Balzac by Albert Keim and Louis Lumet [1914]

Present-day science with its wonderful development has provided countless plots for supernatural stories. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

But, after all, it is the LACK of development that is the really striking thing. Collected Essays by George Orwell

Wilkie Collins Observing with inexhaustible interest the progress of the mental development of Sally, Amelius was slow to perceive the physical development which was unobtrusively keeping pace with it. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Certain apparent discrepancies under this theory of dress merit a more detailed examination, especially as they mark a more or less evident trend in the later and maturer development of dress. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

That is the view that prevails in the underworld, where the Brotherhood of Man finds its most logical development and candid advocacy. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

It will to some extent shape their habits of thought and will exercise a selective surveillance over the development of men’s aptitudes and inclinations. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

But if the occasional development of this structure in man is, as seems probable, due to reversion, it is a return to a very ancient state of things, because in the higher Quadrumana it is absent. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Charles Kingsley It will be answered that all this blasphemy is not to be attributed to the author, but to the man whose spiritual development he intends to sketch. Alexander Smith and Alexander Pope by Charles Kingsley

Charles Kingsley But it brings the development of his Muse and of his Creed to a positive and definite point. Tennyson by Charles Kingsley

I had the unusual and qualified privilege of watching my daughter’s development from ten to twenty-one, at a distance of four thousand miles, by means of the written word. A mother in India by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1903]

H. G. Wells Yet they serve to break down isolations of sympathy, all sorts of physical and intellectual sluggishness and the development of unsocial preoccupations of many sorts. A Modern Utopia by H. G. Wells [1905]

Olaf Stapledon Thus history is conceived as essentially the consequence of the rational development of the ideas that constitute a culture. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

George Gissing He was talking about the development of markets for British wares, and kept repeating the phrase “trade outlets,” as if it had a flavour which he enjoyed. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

H. G. Wells It was a statement of the waste arising out of competition and the disproportionate development of what I called “distribution. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

H. G. Wells Wherever there was little or no repression the development of this movement to salvage civilization went on openly. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Olaf Stapledon So is the social mind, and the development of society. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

But the actual course of development has been somewhat different from this ideal scheme. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

George Gissing Such thoughts as these indicated very strongly the course which Waymark’s development was taking, and he profited by them to obtain a clearer understanding of himself. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

Leslie Stephen They are characteristic of that period of development in which a youth of literary genius takes literary fame in the most desperately serious sense. Alexander Pope by Leslie Stephen [1880]

H. G. Wells I have tried to indicate something of my own sexual development in the preceding chapter. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

Wilkie Collins Mr. Vanstone accepted them as proofs of the steady development of industrious principles in the writer. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

The soul seems going on from strength to strength by the mere development of her inborn power. Wordsworth by F. W. H. Myers [1881]

But apart from this general trend the line of development is not single. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

Dickens does however show signs of development here. Charles Dickens by George Orwell [1940]

H. G. Wells We left the child whose development threads through this discussion ripe to begin a little schooling at the age of five. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

Henry James But this adventure did not arrest the development of a friendship into which, eventually, Amanda Pynsent was drawn. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

Andrew Lang Clearly this does not point to the recent but to the remote development of the higher ideas, now superseded by spirit-worship. The Making of Religion by Andrew Lang

Olaf Stapledon These conditions stimulated and set a limit to the possible development of Greek culture in the minds of a property-owning and leisured class. Saints and Revolutionaries by Olaf Stapledon

Olaf Stapledon Later on, chivalry was an expression of medieval technological development as it effected an owner-class whose power was military and its social structure hierarchical. Saints and Revolutionaries by Olaf Stapledon

H. G. Wells But it could not suppress the development of general psychology nor the penetration of its own legislative and administrative activities by enquiry and criticism. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

George Gissing Cecily was not robust, but her form lacked no development appropriate to her years, and its beauty was displayed by Parisian handiwork. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

Virginia Woolf The novel is not a development from that model, for the good reason that no development along these lines is possible. The Common Reader by Virginia Woolf [1925]

We thus see that in closely-allied birds ornaments of the same kind have been gained by the males through the development of widely different feathers. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

The development of the beard and the hairiness of the body differ remarkably in the men of distinct races, and even in different tribes or families of the same race. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

H. G. Wells The war of 1914 and Lubin’s death in 1919 checked the development of this admirable and most inspiring experiment in ad hoc internationalism. The New World Order by H. G. Wells

William Morris The development of the country as a Teutonic people was checked and turned aside by this event. Signs of Change by William Morris [1888]

Andrew Lang We have to ask whether, when once the doctrine of souls was conceived by early men, it took precisely the course of development usually indicated by anthropological science. The Making of Religion by Andrew Lang

Sigmund Freud The aim, as well as the result, of the suppression is to prevent the development of this pain. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Examine the bones with reference to age, sex, and muscular development of the deceased. The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman [1911]

Wilkie Collins As to her figure, its remarkable development was perceived even by the rough people about her. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

And Birotteau’s development both of qualities and foibles is free from caricature, yet pleases much. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

D. H. Lawrence And one must fulfil one’s development to the end, must carry the adventure to its conclusion. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

William Morris Where the pattern is strictly on one plane, we have not reached the full development of this manner of designing, the full development of colour and form used together, but form predominant. Hopes and Fears for Art by William Morris [1882]

Perhaps the deliberate development of the plant is gauged by eagerness and anticipation. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

H. G. Wells His egotistical dominance, his impartial acceptance of the role of the representative Common Man, seemed to check the development of internecine jealousies. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

However little we can trace directly the development of the poetic gift to local influence, at least we can say that Tennyson gained greatly by the time he spent within its walls. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

Benjamin Disraeli He finished by reurging, in strong terms, the immediate development of the island. The Voyage of Captain Popanilla by Benjamin Disraeli [1828]

Sinclair Lewis Another voice: “And the beautiful lack of development of his legs! It’s like the good old cycling days, when every draper’s assistant went bank-holidaying. Our Mr. Wrenn by Sinclair Lewis

Theodore Dreiser There was one development in connection with all of this of which Cowperwood was as yet unaware. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

In fact in the final development of the story the Pathos is shared alike by the representative of the Vegetation Spirit, and the Healer, whose task involves a period of stern testing and probation. From Ritual to Romance by Jessie L. Weston [1920]

H. G. Wells Ensure the full development of a man’s mental capacity, and he will get his Fact as he needs it. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

Actually there is no strong reason for thinking that the main lines of development would have been very different. James Burnham and the Managerial Revolution by George Orwell [1946]

H. G. Wells I tried to assist the development of this novel and disconcerting discovery. Russia in the Shadows by H. G. Wells

George Elio Unlike the building, however, Caterina’s development was the result of no systematic or careful appliances. Mr. Gilfil’s Love Story by George Elio

Olaf Stapledon This remarkable railway development was probably due to the great number and length of journeys across deserts. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

True to his new character, Oswald learned this development without flinching. Stingaree by E. W. Hornung [1905]

University education should not be something distinct from elementary education, but should be the natural outgrowth and development of the latter. Science and Education by Thomas Henry Huxley

Olaf Stapledon It occurs and has reached a high stage of development just because it has proved biologically useful, because it has made for survival. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

Henry Adams Even gunpowder and ordnance, the great weapon of government, showed little development between 1400 and 1800. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Olaf Stapledon But this could not have happened unless in human nature (or animal nature) there had been some potentiality for development in such a manner. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

Nathaniel Hawthorne The traits of character here indicated were well represented in the square cast of countenance and large physical development of the new colonial magistrates. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1850]

Little scope about here? Oh, there is more enterprise than you thinkdevelopment of bathing resorts, you know, speculation in land on these islands. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

It spoke in a voice harsh and lugubrious but intrepid, and little by little it dawned upon Archie that this was a development of the Patna case. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

Leslie Stephen His vision pierces to the world hidden from our senses, and realizes in the transitory present a scene in the slow development of a divine drama. Alexander Pope by Leslie Stephen [1880]

We may go even further than this, and, as remarked in a former chapter, believe that musical sounds afforded one of the bases for the development of language. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

But development of all kinds depends on many concurrent favourable circumstances. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Arthur Conan Doyle And now occurred a development so sudden, so unexpected, so dramatic, that no one present will ever cease to have it in vivid memory. The Land of Mist by Arthur Conan Doyle [1926]

G. K. Chesterton The development of his political ideas was for a time decidedly divergent from my own. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

Jack London Then he traced the development of machinery and social organization so that to-day the producing power of civilized man was a thousand times greater than that of the savage. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

T. H. Huxley But this great circumference arises largely from the vast development of the supraciliary ridges, though the perimeter of the brain case itself is not small. Essays by T. H. Huxley

The tendrils and the flower-peduncles rise close side by side; and my son, William E. Darwin, made sketches for me of their earliest state of development in the hybrid P. floribunda. The Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants by Charles Darwin

Olaf Stapledon Thus at the outset of the phase of Utopian development there was great cultural diversity among the peoples. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

They mark an immature phase, as compared with the stage of development attained by the average of the adults in the modern industrial community. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

George Gissing Richard represented an intermediate stage of development between the hard-headed operative who conquers wealth, and his descendant who shall know what use to make of it. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

H. G. Wells The only possible united world now is a world Europeanised, completely Europeanised, and so far as outward forms go, Christianised, a natural steady development of tested usage. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

The true foundation for the spiritual life, as far as I can see it, is in the full development of our human nature with all its simple trusts and aspirations. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

Jane Austen Her voice was not unsteady; but her mind was in all the perturbation that such a development of self, such a burst of threatening evil, such a confusion of sudden and perplexing emotions, must create. Emma by Jane Austen [1816]

Hope also sought Lucy and related the latest development of the case. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

And through the development of this many- sidedness man may come to finding enjoyment in bloodshed. Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

H. G. Wells His development followed laws of its own. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

Frances Hodgson Burnett Robin had put her hand behind her back—she who had never disobeyed since she was born! She had crossed a line of development when she had seen glimpses of the new world through Donal’s eyes. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

H. G. Wells He found himself going over the steady development of the world peril that had thrown its shadow across the security of his morning sunshine. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

H. G. Wells It sat up against the incandescent sky, broad, black, squat, like some monstrous new development of the battleship. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

Sinclair Lewis But I have some liddle interest in a motor factory and from the motor magazines, besides my cousin lives in America, in St. Louis, I know moch about your development of the streamline in owtomobeelz. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

Benjamin Disraeli It pleased him that he should watch the gradual development of this bud of sweet affections, waiting, with proud anxiety, her fragrant and her full-blown love. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

Olaf Stapledon The primitive activities must not be practised at random, but on such occasions as will not interfere with the full development of the more awakened activities. Saints and Revolutionaries by Olaf Stapledon

A country lying in the South Sea, whose industrial and commercial development has been unspeakably retarded by an unfortunate dispute among geographers as to whether it is a continent or an island. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

John Stuart Mill And even to himself there is a full equivalent in the better development of the social part of his nature, rendered possible by the restraint put upon the selfish part. On Liberty by John Stuart Mill [1859]

Jack London The cub’s development was rapid. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

The converse case of the first development of characters in the female and of transference to the male, is less frequent; it will therefore be well to give one striking instance. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Henry James She assured him that he need have no fear on that score; Verena’s development was the thing in the world in which she took most interest; she should have every opportunity for a free expansion. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

Ha, ha! he’s not to have it all his own way now!” Wilson had slid into the carrying in the natural development of business. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

Hence, as Dr. Marshall justly remarks, variations of the most different kinds have served for the development through sexual selection of these ornamental appendages. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Had he done so it can hardly be doubted that the whole development of the English polity would have been changed. Queen Victoria by Lytton Strachey

George Gissing In many strange ways he accumulated a little capital, and the development of commercial genius put him at a comparatively early age on the road to fortune. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

George Meredith The question for me to consider is, whether this development is to be accomplished by my being guilty of an act of egregious folly. The Gentleman of Fifty and the Damsel of Nineteen by George Meredith

In man this organ is only from three to six lines in length, but, like so many other rudimentary parts, it is variable in development as well as in other characters. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Arnold Bennett He knew well that Methodism had produced many fine characters, and played a part in the moral development of the race; but he would not listen to his own knowledge. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

Benjamin Disraeli The aspirations of a great people and of many communities required my presence in Europe. My return was the natural development of the inevitable principle of historical necessity. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

Sigmund Freud Where the primary character is already overlaid by the later development it may be at least partially uncovered again by an attack of hysteria. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Virginia Woolf That is, you must earn enough to be independent of any other human being and to buy that modicum of health, leisure, knowledge and so on that is needed for the full development of body and mind. Three Guineas by Virginia Woolf [1938]

In all these movements they bring to the front, as the leading question in each, the property question, no matter what its degree of development at the time. The Manifesto of the Communist Party by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels

George Gissing What is to be done with the boy? All very well, if the question signified, in what way to provide for the healthy development of his manhood. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Edith Wharton But as his capital accumulated, and problems of investment and considerations of interest began to encroach upon his visionary hours, we saw a gradual arrest in the practical development of his plan. The Hermit and the Wild Woman and other stories by Edith Wharton [1908]

D. H. Lawrence It is a development from life. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

G. K. Chesterton But surely the cross is the lower development and the sphere the higher. The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

When the time of development is ripe the war must come, reason or no reason, for the justifications pleaded are invariably fictitious. Memories and Studies by William James

As the industrial development goes on and property becomes massed in relatively fewer hands, the conventional standard of wealth of the upper class rises. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

H. G. Wells This development of the sexual being, of personal dreams, and the adult imagination is already commencing in the early teens. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

The development of the moral qualities is a more interesting problem. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Olaf Stapledon Space, my dream declared, appeared first as a development of a non-spatial dimension in a “musical” cosmos. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Arthur Conan Doyle We withdrew hurriedly from the chasm, our minds full of this new development and its bearing upon our plans. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

Upon that, he foresaw, with perfect lucidity, the inevitable development of events. Eminent Victorians by Lytton Strachey

Arthur Conan Doyle I can’t afford, therefore, to smile at your three broken busts, Lestrade, and I shall be very much obliged to you if you will let me hear of any fresh development of so singular a chain of events. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

The development of the WIZARD, HOTSPUR, etc. Collected Essays by George Orwell

Percy Bysshe Shelley It is probably in correspondence with this law that the infant drains milk from the bosom of its mother; this propensity develops itself with the development of our nature. A Defence of Poetry and other essays by Percy Bysshe Shelley

This will help us to see more clearly some of the broader features of the new development which is now so closely upon us if only we show ourselves energetic and imaginative. Garden Cities of To-morrow by Ebenezer Howard

What Bacon believed could be done, what he hoped and divined, for the correction and development of human knowledge, was one thing; what his methods were, and how far they were successful, is another. Bacon by R. W. Church [1884]

Andrew Lang If race does this, then race affects, in the most powerful manner, the ultimate development of myth. Custom and Myth by Andrew Lang

Henry James That was what the whole thing came back to — that the development had not been somebody’s else passing falsely, accepted too ignobly, for his. The Golden Bowl by Henry James [1904]

Altogether collisions between the classes of the old society further, in many ways, the course of development of the proletariat. The Manifesto of the Communist Party by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels

In the later development of peaceable industry, the usage of employing an idle corps of uniformed men-at-arms gradually lapses. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

At the same time we have plenty of first-hand evidence from the great towns of the misery which went along with the wonderful development of national wealth. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

H. G. Wells Frantic development of his world! “I do not understand,” he cried. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

George Meredith Some have been so venturesome as to trace the lordliness of Bull to the protecting smiles of the good Neptune, whose arms are about him to encourage the development of a wanton eccentricity. Celt and Saxon by George Meredith [1910]

The development of spectral personality is one of the evident facts gained from a historical survey of supernatural fiction. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Louis Pasteur All the alcoholic ferments are not capable to the same extent of development by means of phosphates, ammoniacal salts, and sugar. The physiological theory of fermentation by Louis Pasteur

Jack London His development (or retrogression) was rapid. The Call of the Wild by Jack London [1903]

T. E. Lawrence The biological factor had dictated to us a development of the tactical line most in accord with the genius of our tribesmen. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

E. F. Benson They could unlock it—’ She stopped, for this was a development of the trend of ideas for which neither of them had apologized. Mapp and Lucia by E. F. Benson [1931]

Nor had literary life in England already advanced to a stage of development of which, as in the Elizabethan and Augustan ages, literary jealousy was an indispensable accompaniment. Chaucer by Adolphus William Ward [1879]

As most insects emerge from the pupal state in a mature condition, it is doubtful whether the period of development can determine the transference of their characters to one or to both sexes. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

One development of the last ten years has been the appearance of the “political book”, a sort of enlarged pamphlet combining history with political criticism, as an important literary form. Collected Essays by George Orwell

They were two perfect buds of the highest development humanity has ever attained to, — so far as we know. Unveiling a Parallel by Alice Ilgenfritz Jones and Ella Merchant [1893]

Edgar Allan Poe Beauty of whatever kind in its supreme development invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears. The Philosophy of Composition by Edgar Allan Poe [1846]

Bram Stoker The time for development had come with the eighteenth; and now care and forethought, prudence and resource, were the preparations for success. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

Elgin was a manufacturing town in southern Ontario, but they would have known every development of the Federal Bank case at the North Pole if there had been anybody there to learn. The Imperialist by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1904]

H. P. Lovecraf The Lair of the White Worm, dealing with a gigantic primitive entity that lurks in a vault beneath an ancient castle, utterly ruins a magnificent idea by a development almost infantile. Supernatural Horror in Literature by H. P. Lovecraf

Charles Kingsley I believe this dread of size to be merely, like all other superstitions, a result of bodily fear; a development of the instinct which makes a little dog run away from a big dog. Science by Charles Kingsley

The turning point in his intellectual development was his meeting with Coleridge in 1798. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

H. G. Wells One of the most difficult things in my task of relating the development of an ordinary brain during what I believe to be a very crucial phase in human history, has been to select. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

The development of more reasonable feelings in an obdurate parent’s heart. The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green

Thomas Love Peacock Here is a human skull, in which you may observe a very striking negation of both these organs; and an equally striking development of those of destruction, cunning, avarice, and self-love. Headlong Hall by Thomas Love Peacock

Edith Wharton He felt that the whole future of Westmore was at stake, and decided to await the development of the next twenty-four hours. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

Wilkie Collins This remarkable bodily development was far from being accompanied by any corresponding development of character. Miss or Mrs? by Wilkie Collins [1871]

Anthony Trollope Those who hold by the other are charmed by the continuation and gradual development of a plot. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Arnold Bennett Constance’s handwriting had changed; it was, however, easily recognizable as a development of the neat calligraphy of the girl who could print window-tickets. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

H. G. Wells They would have leisure for deliberate judgments, for the development of that consistency of thought which the condition of journalism renders so impossible. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

H. G. Wells The development of the theory of war had been for some decades but little assisted by any practical experience. The World Set Free by H. G. Wells [1914]

H. G. Wells The development of Science had altered the scale of human affairs. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

George Gissing At thirty-seven this process of development was by no means arrested, but its slow and subtle working escaped observation unless it were that of Harvey Rolfe himself. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

John Ruskin True education has, indeed, no other function than the development of these faculties, and of the relative will. Munera Pulveris by John Ruskin

G. K. Chesterton Roman Britain and Mediæval England are still not only alive but lively; for real development is not leaving things behind, as on a road, but drawing life from them, as from a root. The Victorian Age in Literature by G. K. Chesterton [1913]

John Galsworthy We must hope for such a development of the American lingo as will necessitate our both learning each other’s. Maid in Waiting by John Galsworthy

George Gissing The development of beauty in the soul would mean a life of ideal purity; all her instincts pointed to such a life; her passionate motives converged on the one end of spiritual chastity. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

Not that change or development is precluded. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

Wilkie Collins Her parasol? Not being acquainted with the development of dress among female servants in England, I asked if she was a lady. The Guilty River by Wilkie Collins [1886]

G. K. Chesterton We must recur, however, to the question of the main development of the Sludge self-analysis. Robert Browning by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

I traced the development of his powers, and instanced some of his poems, my poems, which I recited so well that they sounded to me, and I swear to them also, like staves from an angelic hymn-book. The Ghost Ship by Richard Middleton

Louis Pasteur It must be remarked, however, that the development of yeast is effected with great difficulty when it has not a fermentable substance for its food. The physiological theory of fermentation by Louis Pasteur

H. G. Wells Norvel came to the post-war period and traced the development of Walt Disney’s art. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

D. H. Lawrence Because after all, human society through the course of ages only enacts, spasmodically but still inevitably, the logical development of a given idea. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

H. G. Wells It may be only a temporary inadequacy, a pause in development before renascence, but inadequate altogether they are. World Brain by H. G. Wells [1938]

H. G. Wells It is not unreasonable to anticipate the development of an ad hoc disarmament police which will have its greatest strength in the air. The New World Order by H. G. Wells