Phrases with "dialogue"

George Gissing Suppose you begin by telling me a little more about yourself?’ It was a matter of time, but at length the dialogue took another character. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

George Gissing With an effort, he turned the dialogue into quite a new direction, and Jane, though a little absent for some minutes, seemed at length to forget the abruptness of the change. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Sir Walter Scott Meanwhile, the following dialogue took place between the two leaders of the banditti. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott [1820]

Anthony Trollope In a tale which he wrote he inserted a dialogue which he took from Swift, and took without any acknowledgment. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

The contractor’s agents come over; and at the moment of embarking the cattle, something like the following dialogue frequently ensues. Travels in Morocco by James Richardson

F. Scott Fitzgerald He had done almost what he had been hired to do — though his hand had accidentally fallen upon the dialogue rather than the structure. The Pat Hobby Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1941]

Thomas Hardy In this fatal dialogue the suspicions of the neighbouring townsfolk were revealed to him for the first time. A Group of Noble Dames by Thomas Hardy [1891]

George Gissing Their dialogue was made up of the most trifling of trivialities — weather, a railway accident, the desirability of holidays at this season. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

George Gissing After violent greetings, he sat down with abrupt gravity, and began to talk as if in continuance of a dialogue just interrupted. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Anthony Trollope But he soon introduces the form of dialogue which he afterward continues, and brings especially the younger Scipio and Lælius upon the scene. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Anthony Trollope It is as though a man were reading a dialogue of Plato, understanding neither the subject nor the language. Thackeray by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Upon this the dialogue proceeds thus: DUKE. What kind of woman is’t? VIOLA. Of your complexion. Shakspeare by Thomas De Quincey

Anthony Trollope The dialogue is generally the most agreeable part of a novel; but it is only so as long as it tends in some way to the telling of the main story. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Sir Walter Scott The dialogue then proceeded as follows:— ‘A fine frosty morning, Mrs. Mac-Candlish.’ ‘Ay, sir; the morning’s weel eneugh,’ answered the landlady, drily. Guy Mannering by Sir Walter Scott [1815]

Henry Fielding All which were answered in their own kind and phrase by our men, between whom and the other crew a dialogue of oaths and scurrility was carried on as long as they continued in each other’s hearing. Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon by Henry Fielding

Tobias Smolle Their most favourite dramatic pieces are almost without incident; and the dialogue of their comedies consists of moral, insipid apophthegms, intirely destitute of wit or repartee. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

George Gissing It is one of their misfortunes, one of the many necessities which blunt feeling, which balk reconciliation, which enhance the risks of dialogue at best semi-articulate. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Charles Dickens It was natural enough that her short and unfinished dialogue with Kit should leave a strong impression on her mind, and influence her dreams that night and her recollections for a long, long time. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens [1840]

G. K. Chesterton The man who should write a dialogue between two early Christians might be a mere writer of dialogues. Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

G. K. Chesterton The dialogue is drastic and sweeping; the daughter says the trade is loathsome; the mother answers that she loathes it herself; that every healthy person does loathe the trade by which she lives. George Bernard Shaw by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Oh, you were so bad to me, Anson.” It was the dialogue again, rising and falling. All the Sad Young Men by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1926]

Henry James The hammock was swung at the end of the veranda, in the thickest shade of the vines, and this fragment of dialogue had passed unnoticed. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

One hand in his pocket, the other against the window-case, to which the stalworth good fellow, Harry, had leaned his shoulder in their unpleasant dialogue and altercation. The Wyvern Mystery by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Thomas Hardy The dialogue had been affectionate comedy up to this point. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

Wilkie Collins The dialogue between buyer and seller always took some such practical turn as this: Reader, Number Three Million and One.—“I want to take in one of the penny journals. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

George Meredith As far as I could gather—I have been listening to a dialogue of ladies—he is as generous as he is discreet. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

But the best man cannot manage a dialogue alone. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Rather, it was the skeleton of conversation; like the dialogue in a badly written novel where everyone talks a little too much in character. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

Jules Verne Ce dialogue dura quelques minutes, et le patagon se croisa les bras. Les Enfants du Capitaine Grant by Jules Verne [1867-68]

William Hazlitt This dialogue takes place just before the last fatal scene. Characters of Shakespeare’s Plays by William Hazlitt [1817]

There was a dialogue of signs between the two youths, then the beater seemed to agree. Burmese Days by George Orwell

In general, the style is pretentious in almost all of the descriptive parts, but the dialogue is not lacking in naturalness and frankness. Honore de Balzac by Albert Keim and Louis Lumet [1914]

Samuel Johnson The dialogue seems commonly better than the songs. Lives of the Poets by Samuel Johnson

James Hogg But this latter dialogue roused different feelings within them; namely, those arising from imminent personal danger. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg [1824]

The importance of dialogue in the novel has been often mentioned and will scarcely be contested: while frequent occasion has been taken to point out that it had hitherto been very ill-achieved. The English Novel by George Saintsbury [1913]

William Hazlitt We believe nothing ever came up to the profound dissimulation and dexterous artifice of the well-known dialogue in the third act, where he first enters upon the execution of his design. Characters of Shakespeare’s Plays by William Hazlitt [1817]

Charles Dickens This dialogue made us all uneasy, and me very uneasy. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

G. K. Chesterton Getting Married is no more a play than Cicero’s dialogue De Amicitiâ, and not half so much a play as Wilson’s Noctes Ambrosianæ. George Bernard Shaw by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

George Gissing For Mr. Musselwhite to sustain a dialogue on such topics as Barbara had made her own was impossible, and he had no faculty even for the commonest kind of impersonal talk. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

William Makepeace Thackeray Yellowplush my boy,” said I, in a dialogue with myself, “your life is now about to commens — your carear, as a man, dates from your entrans on board this packit. The Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush by William Makepeace Thackeray [1838]

Henry Fielding A dialogue between the lady and her maid; and a panegyric, or rather satire, on the passion of love, in the sublime style. The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews and his friend Mr Abraham Adams by Henry Fielding

G. K. Chesterton But a man who should write a dialogue between an early Christian and the Missing Link would have to be a philosopher. Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

Lucy Maud Montgomery When you ran off the platform after the fairy dialogue one of your roses fell out of your hair. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

James Anthony Froude The ‘Life of Badman’ is presented as a dialogue between Mr. Wiseman and Mr. Attentive. Mr. Wiseman tells the story, Mr. Attentive comments upon it. Bunyan by James Anthony Froude [1880]

George Gissing The gravity of his appearance and manner, the good-natured commonplace that fell from his lips, could not alarm her; a dialogue began, and went on for about half an hour. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

Charles Dickens The dialogue had passed as hurriedly as the words could be spoken, and they stood in his wretched room before he had had time to recover from his first surprise. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

George Gissing Shall I tell you how I felt in talking with him? I seemed to be holding a dialogue with the twentieth century, and you may think what that means. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Samuel Johnson The emulation of parties made it successful beyond expectation; and its success has introduced or confirmed among us the use of dialogue too declamatory, of unaffecting elegance, and chill philosophy. Lives of the Poets by Samuel Johnson

William Hazlitt How exquisite is the following dialogue between him and Prospero! Ariel. Your charm so strongly works ’em, That if you now beheld them, your affections Would become tender. Characters of Shakespeare’s Plays by William Hazlitt [1817]

Henry Fielding These words occasioned a dialogue between Adams and the host, in which there were two or three sharp replies, till Joseph bad the latter know how to behave himself to his betters. The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews and his friend Mr Abraham Adams by Henry Fielding

The dialogue was only for a minute; the repulsive male voice laughed, I fancied, with a kind of devilish satire, and retired from the window, so that I almost ceased to hear it. The Room in the Dragon Volant by J. Sheridan LeFanu

Will you and Lucy be silent, that I may hear the singing?” They were then thundering in a chorus, under cover of which all the previous dialogue had taken place. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

Wilkie Collins I had noticed that he spoke more and more slowly as he advanced to the later dialogue of the scene. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

George Meredith Then was heard such a rillet of dialogue without scandal or politics, as nowhere else in Britain; all vowed it subsequently; for to the remembrance it seemed magical. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

George Meredith She brought the dialogue to a close. Celt and Saxon by George Meredith [1910]

George Meredith Clotilde maintained a decent measure in the liberty she claimed, and it was exercised in wildness of dialogue rather than in capricious behaviour. The Tragic Comedians by George Meredith [1880]

During his subsequent dialogue with Ariel, we are to suppose that Ferdinand, in conversing apart with Miranda, betrays more impassioned ardor than the wise magician altogether approves. Shakspeare by Thomas De Quincey

George Gissing The two abused each other for a while, but Clem really desired to communicate her news, so that calmer dialogue presently ensued. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Anthony Trollope Cicero explains, in the little dialogue given below, how the thing was carried on. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Henry Fielding A dialogue between Mr Abraham Adams and his host, which, by the disagreement in their opinions, seemed to threaten an unlucky catastrophe, had it not been timely prevented by the return of the lovers. The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews and his friend Mr Abraham Adams by Henry Fielding

His chief work is De Divisione Naturæ, a dialogue in which he places reason above authority. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

Arnold Bennett No word had been spoken; nevertheless, the men had exchanged a dialogue which might be thus put into words — “I wasn’t thinking to see ye so soon,” from the ostler. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

William Godwin The prior besides relates in a book of his own composition at great length a dialogue that he held with the devil, appearing like, and having been mistaken by the writer for, a hermit. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

Lucy Maud Montgomery I’m in two dialogues —‘The Society for the Suppression of Gossip’ and ‘The Fairy Queen.’ The boys are going to have a dialogue too. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

George Meredith So conversational were his eyes and brows that he could persuade you to imagine he was carrying on a dialogue without opening his mouth. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Though much of the dialogue is as insipid as dialogue in operettas usually is, there is great invention in the plot, and animation in the action. Milton by Mark Pattison [1879]

It is part of a dialogue between a young lady of the “highest standing” and her “tutor,” who is moreover her lover, though not yet acknowledged. Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope

H. G. Wells I can’t now make out how long that dialogue went on. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

Anthony Trollope The dialogue is often lively, and some of the incidents are well told; but the story as a whole was a failure. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Emily Dickinson The smallest housewife in the grass, Yet take her from the lawn, And somebody has lost the face That made existence home! Death is a dialogue between The spirit and the dust. Poems by Emily Dickinson

Anthony Trollope We have his Oratoriæ Partitiones, in which, in a dialogue between himself and his son, he repeats the lessons on oratory which he has given to the young man. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

George Gissing Ever since the dialogue in which he frankly explained his position, and all but declared love, he had not once seen Rhoda in private. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

Victor Hugo A low whispering dialogue began. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

George Meredith I could imagine the sort of dialogue he raised. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Henry Fielding The dialogue which now ensued is not worth relating: Wild was soon acquainted with the reason of this rough treatment, and presently conveyed before a magistrate. The History of the Life of the Late Mr. Jonathan Wild The Great by Henry Fielding

William Makepeace Thackeray Then he brought forward Jack Pudding, and had a dialogue with him; the jocularity of which, by heavens! made the heart ache to hear. The Irish Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

He repeated a dialogue he had heard between two negroes, behind a hedge, on the subject of distribution societies; the approbation was tumultuous. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

George Eliot The alterations of feeling in that first dialogue between Tom and Philip continued to make their intercourse even after many weeks of schoolboy intimacy. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

George Gissing A dialogue such as that which Thyrza had overheard at Eastbourne would have inspired hatred in a nature less pure than hers. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

George Gissing The dialogue lasted for half an hour more. Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing [1891]

The dialogue is ready and witty. Fielding by Austin Dobson

George Gissing On the other hand, whatever Mrs. Lessingham might have in her mind, she certainly would not expose it in dialogue with her niece. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

Charles Dickens On our walking into the midst of one of these dreary perspectives of old men, nearly the following little dialogue took place, the nurse not being immediately at hand: ‘All well here?’ No answer. Reprinted Pieces by Charles Dickens [1850]

Sir Thomas Browne Sir T. Browne wrote a dialogue between two twins in the womb respecting the world into which they were going! 54. Religio Medici by Sir Thomas Browne [1643]

George Gissing One scrap of dialogue she had with Grace, and her eyes answered with a flash of hatred to the arrogance of the other’s regard. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Rudyard Kipling The green curtain dropped from above and was whisked away, and three gentlemen and a lady opened the ball by a dialogue conducted in tones between a ‘burble’ and a falsetto whisper. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Charles Dickens This dialogue was held in a low tone in the locksmith’s little parlour, into which honest Gabriel had shown his visitor on his arrival. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

Surely, I thought, the wayfarer who makes such outcry in this unpeopled wilderness is an uncouth fellow who has lost his way and thinks to dialogue with echoes for relief of loneliness. Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield

Victor Hugo Then the captain pointed the old man out to the chief, and the dialogue continued in Spanish; it was not, indeed, a very correct dialect, being that of the mountains. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Anthony Trollope We next come to the Brutus; or, De Claris Oratoribus, a dialogue supposed to have been held between Brutus, Atticus, and Cicero himself. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

George Gissing The dialogue seemed to be at an end. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

Henry Fielding A dialogue between Mr Abraham Adams and the Lady Booby. Mr Adams was not far off, for he was drinking her ladyship’s health below in a cup of her ale. The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews and his friend Mr Abraham Adams by Henry Fielding

Anthony Trollope He will not perhaps be able to say in so many words that at some certain point the dialogue has deviated from the story; but when it does so he will feel it, and the feeling will be unpleasant. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

That M. Paul would not stand any prolonged experience of this sort of dialogue I knew; but he certainly merited a sample of the curt and arid. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

The dialogue between Oberon and Titania is, of itself, and taken separately from its connection, one of the most delightful poetic scenes that literature affords. Shakspeare by Thomas De Quincey

George Meredith Her fitful intentness of look when conversing with the older ladies told of the mind within at work upon what they said, and she was careful that plain dialogue should make her comprehensible to them. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Anthony Trollope He describes it all in his own dialogue between the pen and the album. Thackeray by Anthony Trollope [1879]

F. Scott Fitzgerald At a lumber pile that had lately been a Negro cabin, he stopped a moment to listen to a dialogue between two reporters and two shy pickaninnies. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

Wilkie Collins God bless the Queen, Mazey.” The veteran tossed off his port, and the dialogue ended as usual. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

George Meredith I suppose there are clever people who do see deep into the breast while dialogue is in progress. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

George Gissing The dialogue did not continue much longer; it ended with a promise from Mrs. Bowles to let her father know whether her husband succeeded or not in reestablishing himself. The Riding-whip by George Gissing

George Meredith She did not imagine the dialogue concerned her in any way. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

Samuel Johnson It is much to be lamented that the Poet did not conclude the dialogue with the action, and avoid a narrative of events which the audience already knew. Preface to Shakespeare by Samuel Johnson [1765]

Leslie Stephen Gray’s opinion, not conveyed to Boswell, was expressed by his calling it “a dialogue between a green goose and a hero. Samuel Johnson by Leslie Stephen [1878]

John Locke I set down the words of this worthy dialogue in French, just as Prince Maurice said them to me. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

I can perhaps be briefer if I put what I have to say in dialogue form. The Meaning of Truth by William James

William Hazlitt The well-known dialogue between Brutus and Cassius, in which the latter breaks the design of the conspiracy to the former, and partly gains him over to it, is a noble piece of high-minded declamation. Characters of Shakespeare’s Plays by William Hazlitt [1817]

George Gissing There was an unreality in the situation which made her anxious to bring the dialogue to an end. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Wilkie Collins The girls at once withdrew; and the two friends — whom I now only remember as the Marquis and the Count — began the dialogue which prepared us for the story of the play. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

G. K. Chesterton He therefore promptly produced mere dialogue without the slightest play for it to support. George Bernard Shaw by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

Virginia Woolf She would have trusted less (this is already perceptible in Persuasion) to dialogue and more to reflection to give us a knowledge of her characters. The Common Reader by Virginia Woolf [1925]

Historians, of course, report the dialogue between Gasca and his prisoner with some variety. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Andrew Lang Urvasi saw Pururavas, revealed herself to him, and, according to the Brahmana, part of the strange Vedic dialogue was now spoken. Custom and Myth by Andrew Lang

George Eliot But a dialogue which was going on below induced him to pause, and, instead of giving the order, to assume the air of a careless gazer. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Q. — Where are you drifting? This dialogue merged grotesquely into his mind’s most familiar state — a grotesque blending of desires, worries, exterior impressions and physical reactions. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Virginia Woolf The dialogue draws to its close. Jacob’s Room by Virginia Woolf [1920]

G. K. Chesterton The dialogue is spirited and full of fine Scottish humours, but all these things are almost as secondary in Kidnapped and Catriona as they are in Treasure Island itself. Robert Louis Stevenson by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

He and the chief mate started a dialogue about the alarming change in the captain, the sallow steward looking down with a sinister frown, Franklin rolling upwards his eyes, sentimental in a red face. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

George Gissing The impulse to which he had finally yielded still kept its force; indeed, was stronger than ever since the intimacy of lovers’ dialogue had revealed to him more of Marian’s heart and mind. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Charles Dickens He turned the dialogue to that point, and thanked him for it. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

George Gissing At once a dialogue sprang up between him and Rufus. The traveller complained that all the smoking compartments were full. The Scrupulous Father by George Gissing

George Gissing And so, for some ten minutes, an appearance of dialogue was sustained. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

William Hazlitt On the entrance of Gonerill the following dialogue takes place: Lear. How now, daughter? what makes that frontlet on? Methinks, you are too much of late i’ the frown. Characters of Shakespeare’s Plays by William Hazlitt [1817]

Thomas Hardy It was Farfrae — just come from the dialogue with Henchard which had signified his dismissal. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

George Eliot This dialogue was far from plain sailing; he was not certain of his latitude and longitude. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

Jules Verne Son dialogue de Timée et de Critias a été, pour ainsi dire, tracé sous l’inspiration de Solon, poète et législateur. Vingt Mille Lieues sous les Mers by Jules Verne [1869-70]

Walter Scott Their dialogue ran on as usual in the intervals of their labour, partly as between mistress and servant, partly as maintained by gossips of nearly equal quality. The Monastery by Walter Scott [1820]

Thomas Hardy When, about a month after the above dialogue took place, Swithin was allowed to go about as usual, his first pilgrimage was to the Rings-Hill Speer. Here he studied at leisure what he had come to see. Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy [1895]

Jules Verne Ce dialogue biblique dura une demi-heure environ. Une Ville Flottante by Jules Verne [1871]