Phrases with "direction"

John Lewis Burckhard From thence the direction of our road continued W.S.W. From an elevated spot, at four hours and a half, Sheikh Ayash bore N.E. b. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

John Lewis Burckhard Our road lay over a quartzy plain, in a direction S. 1. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

Charles Dickens And I observed, with great surprise, that he devoted it to staring in my direction as if he were lost in amazement. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

F. Scott Fitzgerald I was worried —” Her sentence broke as she changed direction “that maybe you wouldn’t be. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Henry James She was listening, but she was also looking, and after a moment Lyon followed the direction of her eyes. The Liar by Henry James [1888]

Ralph Waldo Emerson It is a quite accidental and arbitrary direction of their general ability. English Traits by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1856]

William Hope Hodgson Yet could this have been but a belief; for the æther doth have no regard unto direction to show you whence the spiritual sound doth come; and this did my knowledge and Reason know full well. The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson

In the former direction yawns the Rushúh Abú Tinázib, so called from its growth — the Tanzub-tree180 (Sodada decidua); and in the latter the Sháb Umm Khárgah (Khárjah). The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

Jules Verne Il marchait à reculons avec une extrême vélocité dans la direction du Nautilus. Il regardait de ses énormes yeux fixes à teintes glauques. Vingt Mille Lieues sous les Mers by Jules Verne [1869-70]

Florence Dixie As Glorie looked ahead, she saw something gliding into the willow bed, come out on the other side, double back along the ditch, and trot slowly in the same direction as it had come. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

Although every part of the body varies slightly, it does not follow that the necessary parts should always vary in the right direction and to the right degree. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

Richard Burton For three hours we travelled in a south-easterly direction upon a hard plain and a sandy flat, on which several waters from the highlands find a passage to the sea westward. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Virginia Woolf When the wind was in the right direction they could hear St. Paul’s. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

George Meredith I was hesitating, half conscious of surprise that I should ever be hesitating in doubt of taking the direction toward my father. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Charles Stur The direction of this fine watercourse was N. by W. and S. by E., coming from the first and falling to the last point, thus enabling us to trace it up without changing our own. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

Thomas Hardy The ruin was locally called the Devil’s Door. An old shepherd presently entered the hut from the direction of the ewes, and looked around in the gloom. A Changed Man by Thomas Hardy [1913]

Anna Katherine Green That bridge led through a sparsely wooded forest to a road running in a quite different direction from the one by which the house was approached. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

H. G. Wells This problem of direction in a socialist state, this search for a competent receiver, troubled my mind more and more throughout the nineties. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Pu Songling I feel very old; if I knew you would consent to give him the right direction and be a second father to him, I would not dread so much to die and leave him alone. Strange Stories from the Lodge of Leisures by Pu Songling [1740]

There is a direction for frying mushrooms, which were growing more into favour at the table than in the days when Castelvetri, whom I cite in my monograph on Gardening, was among us. Old Cookery Books and Ancient Cuisine by William Carew Hazli

Giletti, who had started off on his long legs and had not thought of checking himself by catching hold of the spring, went on for several paces in the same direction before he could stop. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

The hill-tops in many places were breasted with dykes of pure white quartz, just as we had seen in Usui, only that here their direction tended more to the north. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

Thomas Hardy He accordingly drew rein, but before reversing their direction paused a moment and looked vaguely round upon the wide country which the elevated position disclosed. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

George Gissing Only by intently watching one of the foam-streaks could the direction of its flow be ascertained. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

T. E. Lawrence I had been noting our direction all these days with my oil compass, and hoped, by its aid, to return nearly to our starting place, seventeen miles away. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Consequently, he walked, even faster than before, in the opposite direction to which he had been proceeding when he caught sight of me. ’Long Live the King!’ by Guy Boothby [1900]

Jules Verne En moins de cinq minutes, ils atteignirent le sommet du mont; là, ils se retournèrent afin de juger la situation et de prendre une direction qui pût dépister les maoris. Les Enfants du Capitaine Grant by Jules Verne [1867-68]

H.P. Lovecraft Morbid art doesn’t shock me, and when a man has the genius Pickman had I feel it an honour to know him, no matter what direction his work takes. Pickman’s Model by H.P. Lovecraft [1926]

Thomas Hardy They stepped out in a direction towards the densest quarter of the wood, and Winterborne walked contemplatively behind them, till all three were soon under the trees. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

Olaf Stapledon Outstanding individuals, he says, are most powerful when they are the conscious instruments of social evolution, when they see the direction of social growth, and use their abilities to further it. Saints and Revolutionaries by Olaf Stapledon

H. G. Wells He loved the direction of organization; the thing breaks out in his Imperial Palace. His home at Thorpe le Soken; his home in Cadogan Square were beautifully managed — by himself. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Jules Verne Paganel descanted in the most inopportune manner about the direction of atmospheric currents, making interesting comparisons, between tornadoes, cyclones, and rectilinear tempests. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

Washington Irving I followed the direction of his eye through the door which stood open, and found it fixed wistfully on the savory breast of lamb, roasting in dripping richness before the fire. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

Walter Scott But it was remarkable, that the child more than once mentioned the beautiful lady and her signals, and that Shagram seemed to be in the secret, always moving in the same direction which she indicated. The Monastery by Walter Scott [1820]

George Gissing This was the face of Mrs. Mewling, who had come up from the direction of Wanley and was clearly about to pay a visit at the Manor. The lady smiled and murmured a greeting as she passed by. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Henry James She kept her direction still, however, under that. The Golden Bowl by Henry James [1904]

Jules Verne John Mangles, coupé de toutes parts, ne savait plus comment évoluer, dans quelle direction fuir. Les Enfants du Capitaine Grant by Jules Verne [1867-68]

Bram Stoker Arthur by direction remained outside. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

Sinclair Lewis The waitress told them which direction was west, and they trudged for miles. Let’s Play King by Sinclair Lewis

George Gissing He turned off into the trackless park, and walked in a direction which would bring him out at a lonely part of the new road. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

Richard Burton We had travelled about seventeen miles, and the direction of Al-Sufayna from our last halting place was South-East five degrees. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Isn’t that somebody beckoning to you?” Elmore looked everywhere except in the right direction among the carts. The Imperialist by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1904]

Nathaniel Hawthorne It is this courage which kindles his eloquence, inspires his conduct, and gives direction and firmness to his skill. Life of Franklin Pierce by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

Henry James It had an issue promptly enough in a direction that was not to have been calculated. The Beast in the Jungle by Henry James [1903]

H. G. Wells As he went down, the rush from the direction of the village green came round the corner. The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells [1897]

She had no idea who he was, but pointed out the direction from which he always came. The Poisoned Goblet by Arthur Gask [1935]

A very few seconds brought his pursuers within sight; and steadily, without sound or gesture of any kind, he resumed his flight in the only direction open to him, viz. Autobiographical Sketches by Thomas De Quincey [1853]

Our friend slowly threaded his way through the crowd, evidently from the changing direction of his steps, following someone just in front of him. The Secret of the Sandhills by Arthur Gask [1921]

Put him in mind to tell me what he would have me do in relation to Lady F.; and to send me a direction to write to her. The Life and Letters of John Gay by Lewis Melville

Jules Verne De cet endroit, maître Koltz braqua une dernière fois sa lunetteelle tic le quittait plus — dans la direction du burg. Le Château des Carpathes by Jules Verne [1892]

Sir Walter Scott Nigel took the first opportunity which his host’s attention to the yeoman of the royal kitchen permitted, to discharge his reckoning, and readily obtained a direction to the wicket in question. The Fortunes of Nigel by Sir Walter Scott [1822]

Daniel Defoe But to go back to his real agents, of which I reckon two: Those who act by direction and confederacy, as I have said already many do. The History of the Devil by Daniel Defoe

F. Scott Fitzgerald Nicole was invariably somewhat surprised that by turning in the other direction past a bed of peonies she walked into an area so green and cool that the leaves and petals were curled with tender damp. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Thomas Love Peacock The crisis of my fate is come: the world is a stage, and my direction is exit. Nightmare Abbey by Thomas Love Peacock

That variation and direction arise from the disponent power of the earth, and from the natural magnetick tendency to rotation, not from attraction, or from coition, or from other occult cause. On the Magnet by William Gilber

John Lewis Burckhard The direction of our road across it was S. E. by S. At six hours and a half we entered a mountainous country, much devastated by torrents, which have given the mountains a very wild appearance. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

Daniel Defoe This was really so prudently and wisely managed, that I found my son was a man of sense, and needed no direction from me. The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe [1683]

Far over the great plain of the Rave, from the direction of the capital, had come the sound of distant music and dancing bells. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

Wilkie Collins I knew nothing certainly about where she was gone; but I did assuredly suspect that she had turned her steps exactly in the contrary direction to London — that is to say, far out Bangbury way. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

D. H. Lawrence And there was nothing to do, and no direction in which to strain herself. The Fox by D. H. Lawrence

Thomas Hardy His eyes, after their first glance upon her face, hung confusedly in every other direction but hers, but came back in a desperate leap every few seconds. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Edgar Rice Burroughs The sense of direction and location of these primitive Pellucidarians is little short of uncanny, as I have had occasion to remark in the past. Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1923]

Jules Verne Un jour, on s’entretenait de la direction des ballons, et Fergusson fut sollicité de donner son avis à cet égard. Cinq Semaines En Ballon by Jules Verne [1863]

Thomas Hardy The instant that he was gone Festus shook his fist at the evening star, which happened to lie in the same direction as that taken by the dragoon. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy [1879]

Elizabeth Gaskell A few moments may change our character for life, by giving a totally different direction to our aims and energies. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

Andrew Lang He thought so much about it that he did not notice the direction his horse was taking, and presently he found himself in the midst of a dense forest where he had never been before. The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Walter Crane The bones of all vertebrate animals, from fish to man, illustrate the constant repetition in different degrees of the same character and direction of line. Line and Form by Walter Crane [1900]

Samuel Johnson The boat was under the direction of Mr. Malcolm Macleod, a gentleman of Raasay. The water was calm, and the rowers were vigorous; so that our passage was quick and pleasant. A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson

H. G. Wells He probably never realized that these huge ice masses were almost invisible to the American fleet and that his change of direction was certain to be misunderstood. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

About a week later Clara phoned me up that the adjourned inquest had been held and, upon the direction of the coroner, the jury had returned an open verdict. The Silent Dead by Arthur Gask [1950]

Arnold Bennett Which direction are you going?” Auntie Hamps hesitated, she was in a dilemma. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

Jules Verne The shout was occasioned by the new direction the boat was rapidly taking. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

Jules Verne Il ne se séparerait plus d’Amasia; il prendrait la direction de la petite caravane et choisirait, au besoin, quelque guide sûr, qui pourrait le diriger par les plus courtes voies du littoral. Kéreban le Tétu by Jules Verne [1883]

Here, too, every exposed rootlet, every twig and fragment of drift-wood, is the crest of a sand-ridge in miniature, telling the direction whence came the wind’s final onrush. Last Leaves from Dunk Island by E. J. Banfield

Victor Hugo The breeze continually changes its direction and blows inshore; thence it rises perpendicularly. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Richard Burton It is about wenty-four miles from Al-Ghadir, and its direction is South-east ten degrees. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Wilkie Collins I just noticed it, and then turned away immediately to trace the footsteps as far as I could, and to follow the direction in which they might lead me. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Henry Adams The next swerve of direction occurred towards 1500. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

There is a point when progress, to remain a real advance, must change slightly the direction of its line. Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad [1921]

Arthur Conan Doyle At the same time, following the direction of his gaze, I saw what it was which had excited him. The Club-Footed Grocer by Arthur Conan Doyle [1898]

Arthur Conan Doyle Isn’t that the direction of the great Grimpen Mire?” “Yes, it is. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle [1902]

Ralph Waldo Emerson From this slow-grown church important reactions proceed; much for culture, much for giving a direction to the nation’s affection and will to-day. English Traits by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1856]

George Gissing Her direction to the cabman was merely Westminster Bridge, which conveyed to Mrs. Peachey no sort of suggestion. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

Anthony Trollope As it was he left them in the other direction and came forward to meet her. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

The direction was simple and, arriving at the entrance to the drive, he stopped the car and gave peremptory orders to the man that he was to wait there for him, no matter how long he might be gone. The Vengeance of Larose by Arthur Gask [1939]

Periel, however, had been entirely sensible; with the full consent, almost (Mrs. Parry understood) under the direction of the grandmother. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

Jules Verne Le jeune ouvrier suivit la direction qui lui était indiquée et s’engagea dans le chemin de ronde. Les Cinq Cents Millions de la Bégum by Jules Verne [1879]

Jules Verne Son regard, comme par un mouvement involontaire, se portait dans la direction de cette corvette, qui venait de disparaître derrière la masse confuse de l’île. L’Archipel en Feu by Jules Verne [1884]

George Gissing This direction may be imposed upon me; for all that, I understand why I pursue it. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

Sinclair Lewis She told herself that, after all, a great deal could be done with direction and settings. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Edgar Rice Burroughs To Tarzan’s surprise the young man was heading further into the jungle in the general direction of Mbonga’s village, and the shrewd young ape-man was convinced that he was lost. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

While we were at dinner several natives came and assisted us, and pointed in a direction a little west of south, where they said water existed. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

Their migration every year in one definite direction is quite unintelligible to me. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

Thomas Hardy Like one acting in obedience to a charm, and with a nameless apprehension, he followed in the same direction in the hope of meeting her, the roysterers having vanished. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

George Meredith I meet you—I might have missed! It is direction from heaven, for I prayed. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

Jules Verne Et tel est bien Sébastien Zorn, auquel Yvernès, Frascolin, Pinchinat ont très volontiers abandonné la direction de leurs tournées musicales. L’île à hélice by Jules Verne [1895]

Jules Verne A Shangaï! » Et la direction de la Tankadère fut imperturbablement maintenue vers le nord. Le Tour du Mond en Quatre-vingts Jours by Jules Verne [1873]

It means also that the direction is due east. The Childerbridge Mystery by Guy Boothby [1902]

H.P. Lovecraft The flutes piped horribly, and again I heard the beating of the drums from the direction of the island ruin. The Moon-Bog by H.P. Lovecraft [1921]

They think it must have gone in the other direction and they’ve been following it that way, I believe. The Place of the Lion by Charles Williams [1931]

Arthur Conan Doyle I see the direction in which all this points. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Jules Verne The direction of the current remained unchanged, always running from southwest to northeast. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

H. G. Wells He saw the direction of their faces. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

Jules Verne L’ingénieur, il est vrai, avait donné la direction ainsi que fait un capitaine, en tenant compte de l’altitude nécessaire pour dominer les hauts sommets du territoire. Robur-le-Conquerant by Jules Verne [1886]

Jules Verne Ce fut un Canadien, l’honorable Mac Alpine, qui prit la direction de l’affaire. Une Ville Flottante by Jules Verne [1871]

James Joyce Ugh. Ugh. All point in the shem direction as if to shun. Finnegans Wake by James Joyce

H. G. Wells He was driving from the direction of Westminster Bridge; and close behind him came a hay waggon with five or six respectable-looking people in it, and some boxes and bundles. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells [1898]

Edgar Rice Burroughs On the march, or during halts, Dian refused consistently to notice me — when her eyes wandered in my direction she looked either over my head or directly through me. At the Earth’s Core by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1914]

Thus I may develop my thought in the Paley direction by procuring the brown leather volume and bringing the passages about the animal kingdom before the critic’s eyes. The Meaning of Truth by William James

Jules Verne Sa direction s’était-elle modifiée, soit sous l’influence de l’attraction lunaire, soit sous l’action d’un astre inconnu? Barbicane ne pouvait le dire. Autour de la Lune by Jules Verne [1870]

D. H. Lawrence But yet, she had got Birkin back again into her world! How subtle her influence was, she seemed to start his irritable attention into her direction exclusively, in one minute. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Jules Verne The night passed quickly, as did the day of the 12th of October. A south-easterly direction was strictly maintained. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

That seemed as good a direction to take as any other. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan [1915]

Jules Verne Au lever du jour, les vigies de l’observatoire signalent plusieurs bâtiments de haut bord, qui font route dans la direction du sud-ouest. L’île à hélice by Jules Verne [1895]

As to the struggle with the direction of her confidantes, she had already taken her measures, and concerted her plans. I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni

Elizabeth Gaskell I could hardly understand the rude dialect in which the direction to old Bridget’s house was given. The Poor Clare by Elizabeth Gaskell [1856]

George Gissing Very shortly he found an opportunity of leaving the room, this time unopposed by his friend, and hurrying into the street, he took the direction of Carrie’s abode. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

In the meantime, Madame and I were both busy, lost in conjecture as to the reasons of the singular and earnest direction which the doctor and my father had concurred in imposing. Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

I spend my life studying the great wall from the east, that is from the direction of Ferrara: a gap due to an earthquake has been filled by means of a buttress which forms an inclined plane. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

Walter Scott At the command of Duke Charles he produced the written instructions which he had received for the direction of his journey. Quentin Durward by Walter Scott [1823]

Let us see also what position alone and a direction toward the poles of the earth can effect by itself without fire and heat. On the Magnet by William Gilber

Olaf Stapledon He will try to imagine the most probable direction of cultural advance. Saints and Revolutionaries by Olaf Stapledon

Marcel Prous Je n’aurais eu le courage de partir que dans une direction qui me rapprochât de Mme de Guermantes. Ce n’était pas chose impossible. Le Côté de Guermantes by Marcel Prous

Jules Verne These different works progressed rapidly under the direction of the engineer, who himself handled the hammer and the trowel. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Jack London And under their direction and generously rewarded, will toil the artists. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

John Lewis Burckhard The principal buildings in Boszra were on the E. side, and in a direction from thence towards the middle of the town. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

Walter Scott When Buckingham’s eyes had followed the direction of Ormond’s finger, he could not help blushing so deeply as to attract the King’s attention. Peveril of the Peak by Walter Scott [1822]

Jules Verne Après avoir viré sur place, elle prend direction vers le sud-ouest, de manière à venir en vue des autres îles havaïennes. L’île à hélice by Jules Verne [1895]

Thomas Wolfe The only trouble with it is that the direction is misplaced. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Arthur Conan Doyle Yet from time to time Alleyne met other wayfarers, and more than once was overtaken by strings of pack mules and horsemen journeying in the same direction as himself. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Thomas Hardy Instead of leaving the spot by the gate, he flung himself over the fence, and pursued a direction towards the river under the trees. A Changed Man by Thomas Hardy [1913]

John Lewis Burckhard The direction during the day was S. by E. 16th March. After a few hours rest we again started. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

Andrew Lang A man suddenly appeared, striding up Tavistock Place, coming towards me, and going in a direction opposite to mine. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang

For another hundred yards he went on, proceeding all the time in a direction parallel to the sea. The Poisoned Goblet by Arthur Gask [1935]

The man pointed with his whip in a direction at right angles to the road by which he was himself driving. A Night on the Borders of the Black Forest by Amelia B. Edwards

One great success, however, he had, and that, strangely enough, in a direction in which it was least to be anticipated. Daniel Defoe by William Minto [1879]

She quietly assumed direction of the house. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

His eye, which had followed the direction of my finger, grew dark and troubled. The Mill Mystery by Anna Katharine Green

Then, with a wave of his hand to me, he sprang into a hansom which he had called up to the pavement, gave the direction to the driver, and a moment later was round the corner and out of sight. Dr Nikola’s Experiment by Guy Boothby [1899]

Bram Stoker There was not for her much choice — there was little movement in the matrimonial direction at the farmhouse. The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker [1911]

Wilkie Collins Mirabel contrived to give it the necessary direction — the direction of Emily. “The most delightful girl I have met with for many a long year past!” Mr. Wyvil declared warmly. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

Anthony Trollope But I do not think that a woman should be the ivy, to take the direction of every branch of the tree to which she clings. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

From that moment, though, as we have seen, he knew not the extent of his danger, a fiercer and more tumultuous direction was given to a passion long controlled. The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1834]

Anthony Trollope Then Aunt Julia, in the cause of wisdom, asked a question: “Where is Minnie? Did not Minnie go with you?” “No,” said the Earl. She went in some other direction at my bidding. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

Rudyard Kipling The woods blocked all sense of direction above and around. France at War by Rudyard Kipling [1915]

Jules Verne The direction of the cutting was so determined that the current might carry off the pieces detached from the mass. A Winter Amid the Ice by Jules Verne [1874]

Without taking aim she loosed its ten shots in the general direction of the door. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

Bonacieux had named Mande because Mande was in an exactly opposite direction from St. Cloud. This probability afforded him his first consolation. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Jules Verne The clear, moonlit evening had permitted me to note the direction taken by the air-ship. The Master of the World by Jules Verne [1904]

Thomas Hardy Its direction was from the centre of the churchyard. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

It was within an easy drive of the town and as Monsieur George was being conveyed there at a walking pace a little brougham coming from the opposite direction pulled up at the side of the road. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

Jules Verne Under the lieutenant’s direction the Russian sailors were immediately set to work. Off on a Comet by Jules Verne [1877]

John Lewis Burckhard The direction of Batroun, from the point where the road begins to descend, is S.W. b. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

G. K. Chesterton For it seemed clear that she did not like the direction that the talk was taking. The Return of Don Quixote by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

Arthur Conan Doyle Tell me only what direction he took. The Mystery of Cloomber by Arthur Conan Doyle [1889]

Courageusement, l’écolier sauta à travers champs, marcha tout droit dans la direction où la lumière avait brillé tout à l’heure. Le Grand Meaulnes by Alain-Fournier [1913]

Francis Bacon So, likewise, direction is given touching marriages, and the courses of life which any of them should take, with divers other the like orders and advices. The New Atlantis by Francis Bacon

H. G. Wells By Cavor’s direction I placed the packages, the cylinders of oxygen, and so forth, loosely about my feet, and soon we had everything in. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

Judge followed the direction of her horrified stare, and swore under his breath; he also got up. The Haunted Woman by David Lindsay [1922]

Thomas Hardy Margery hated that direction now, but she went. The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid by Thomas Hardy

One of them didn’t even look in my direction when I took a bag of buns out of a car yesterday for my lunch. The Vengeance of Larose by Arthur Gask [1939]

Instantly then the crack of a rifle came from the direction of the shore, and the little boat dipped violently as its occupant fell across the bow. Gentlemen of Crime by Arthur Gask [1932]

Sinclair Lewis She did not, she said, want charity for them, but a chance of self-help; an employment bureau, direction in washing babies and making pleasing stews, possibly a municipal fund for home- building. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

F. Scott Fitzgerald He asked the direction of the ballroom from half a dozen people before he could get a sober and intelligible answer. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Fortune has been on my side, and although in one particular direction I am taking a big risk, I think there is every chance that I may succeed. Harvey Garrard's Crime by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1926]

H. G. Wells His first enquiry simply resulted in a direction to go on towards Westminster. His second led to the discovery of a short cut in which he was speedily lost. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

Jules Verne Cependant, Nicolas Starkos, sans prononcer une seule parole, après avoir vérifié au compas la direction de la sacolève et observé l’apparence du temps, était allé s’asseoir à l’arrière. L’Archipel en Feu by Jules Verne [1884]

Moreover, the plants thus aided, after taking one or two turns in one direction, generally ascend for a space straight, and then reverse the direction of their spire. The Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants by Charles Darwin

Jane Austen The letter, with a direction hardly legible, to “Miss A. E. — ” was evidently the one which he had been folding so hastily. Persuasion by Jane Austen [1818]

One of Mr. Wesley’s best gifts was the faculty of order, and all things done under his direction were done with an admirable method and proportion. The Infidel by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1900]

That’s the only direction in which they can break away, for it’s quite possible they may have boards ready to throw across the narrow dykes. The Poisoned Goblet by Arthur Gask [1935]

H. G. Wells He changed his direction for Kensington Gardens, and in the flower-bordered walk near the Albert Memorial he sat down on a chair, and lugged at his moustache and wondered. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

Jules Verne En reprenant son poste le matin, le docteur Fergusson consulta sa boussole, et s’aperçut que la direction du vent avait changé pendant la nuit. Cinq Semaines En Ballon by Jules Verne [1863]

Thomas Hardy At dusk Hayward went to the door, where he stood till he heard the voices of his guests from the direction of the low grounds, now covered with their frequent fleece of fog. The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid by Thomas Hardy

H. G. Wells The roses were to go to Ethel, properly packed; they were to be delivered according to his express direction at six o’clock. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

Thomas Hardy Barnet turned in his chair, and looked with unfocused eyes in a direction southward from where he sat, as if he saw not the room but a long way beyond. Wessex Tales by Thomas Hardy [1888]

Andrew Lang How easily, however, we see possibilities in a direction such as this. The Puzzle of Dickens’s Last Plot by Andrew Lang

His visitor, after giving him a direction to an obscure part of Walworth, left the house in the same mysterious manner in which she had entered it. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

Suddenly he flung himself backwards on the sill, and setting the soles of his bare feet against the other middle bar, he bent that one, too, but in the opposite direction from the first. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

Walter Scott He suffered his fair pupil to become inexpressibly dear to him, before he discovered the precipice towards which he was moving under the direction of a blind and misplaced passion. Saint Ronan’s Well by Walter Scott [1824]

Thomas Hardy She could hear the usual faint noises from the camp, and in the other direction the trot of farmers on the road to the town, for it was market-day. Life’s Little Ironies by Thomas Hardy

George Gissing The Brissendens were not in town, but his growing intimacy with that family had extended his social outlook, and in a direction correspondent with the change in his own circumstances. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

George Meredith She singled out him who was specially obnoxious to her, and sweetly inquired the direction to the village post. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

Jules Verne La direction du Nautilus se maintint à l’est-nord-est, sa vitesse à douze milles, sa profondeur entre cinquante et soixante mètres. Vingt Mille Lieues sous les Mers by Jules Verne [1869-70]

George Gissing At ten o’clock Godwin set out for his usual walk, choosing the direction of the Old Tiverton Road. It was a fortnight since he had passed the Warricombes’ house. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

George Berkeley Qu. Whether the keeping of the cash, and the direction of the bank, ought not to be in different hands, and both under public control? 239. The Querist by George Berkeley [1735]

Edgar Rice Burroughs Up to that point we had been descending — direction is, of course, merely relative. At the Earth’s Core by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1914]

Arthur Conan Doyle On the other side of this hedge, concealed from the eyes of anyone approaching from the direction of the house, there was a stone seat. The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle [1914]

Bram Stoker I know pretty well the direction and distance of the Count’s window, and made for it as well as I could, having regard to the opportunities available. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

Jules Verne L’hélice marche nécessairement dans la direction de son axe. Robur-le-Conquerant by Jules Verne [1886]

His next words showed the direction his thoughts were taking. The Mill Mystery by Anna Katharine Green

William Hope Hodgson Then I heard Will’s voice, from the direction of the after scuttle: “What’s up, George?” “Come here, Will!” I said. The Voice in the Night by William Hope Hodgson

Elizabeth Gaskell But to obtain a blessing on its labours, it must work under the direction of a high and intelligent will; incapable of being misled by passion or excitement. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

Henry James Upon my word he IS making up to her!” His allusion was to a couple who, side by side, at the end of the glade, were moving in the same direction as themselves. What Maisie Knew by Henry James [1897]

These men, under the direction of Lodovico, carried a sufficient quantity of cords, cleverly concealed beneath their clothing. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

Daniel Defoe Cain. Did you my solemn message too deliver, my injuries impartially lay down, and due assistance and direction crave? D. We did. The History of the Devil by Daniel Defoe

Jules Verne En relevant la direction du Nautilus, je remarquai qu’il marchait vers Candie, l’ancienne île de Crète. Vingt Mille Lieues sous les Mers by Jules Verne [1869-70]

Leon Trotsky Lenin was too much absorbed in the general question of direction to make trips to the fronts or to enter into the every-day work of the military department. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Nathaniel Hawthorne But I am afraid there is not stuff in me stern enough for a philanthropist — or not in this peculiar direction — or, at all events, not solely in this. The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

At last we found the parapet and breathed more freely, for we were now under shelter from the direction of danger. Greenmantle by John Buchan