Phrases with "economy"

Thomas Love Peacock MR. MAC QUEDY. Political economy is divided into two great branches, production and consumption. Crotchet Castle by Thomas Love Peacock

Elizabeth Gaskell At any rate, Bessy came to live with Miss Galindo, in a very few weeks from the time when Captain James set Miss Galindo free to superintend her own domestic economy again. My Lady Ludlow by Elizabeth Gaskell [1858]

Edmund Burke Well! but a lessening of prodigal expenses, and the economy which has been introduced by the virtuous and sapient Assembly, make amends for the losses sustained in the receipt of revenue. Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke [1790]

Anthony Trollope The economy which he demanded was that comfortless heartrending economy which nips the practiser at every turn, but does not betray itself to the world at large. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

She knew a great deal more about her internal economy than is consistent with happiness, and was wont to talk about her liver and other organs with an almost professional technicality. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Rudyard Kipling I ventured to suggest that the interior economy of a paper most concerned the people who worked it. American Notes by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

William Blades For economy of space as well as of temper (for lamps of all kinds are sore trials), I had a gasalier of three lights over the table. The Enemies of Books by William Blades [1880]

Jules Verne Still the greatest economy was necessary with regard to the stores, as a long period of bad weather might cut off the communication between Fort Hope and the southern stations. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

John Lewis Burckhard Arrived at Daraou, I had an opportunity of seeing the preparations of my fellow travellers, and of observing that mine were not regulated by that strict economy which served as a rule to the others. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

Robert Green Ingersoll You have supported idle avarice and lazy economy long enough. The Ghosts and other lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Anthony Trollope Merit and time together may be effective, but they must be backed by economy and patience. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Thomas Wolfe What one noticed about it especially was its Yankee economy and tartness, which seemed to indicate a chronic state of sour temper. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle To do this was quite beyond my power, and I could only hope that by economy I might in ten years’ time save enough to enable me to put up my plate. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

Edward Bellamy You have admired the vast economy of labor as of mechanical force resulting from the perfect interworking with the rest of every wheel and every hand. Looking Backward From 2000 to 1887 by Edward Bellamy

By the above singular manner of building, strength is continually given to the comb, with the utmost ultimate economy of wax. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

Anne Bronte Ceremony was quickly dropped between us: Mr. Weston came as an expected guest, welcome at all times, and never deranging the economy of our household affairs. Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte [1847]

John Lewis Burckhard No great industry is any where applied; much ground continues waste; and even where the fields are laid out, no economy whatever is shown in the culture of them. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

I think it’s a man’s duty to open their minds, and I try to, but you can’t get political economy into them; it doesn’t seem to reach their intelligence. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Guy de Maupassant She governed his household with such clever economy that they seemed to live in luxury. The False Gems (Les Bijoux) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

He tried to make her believe that a far-seeing economy dictated the expense; and that if he put the money into the house, he could get it out any time by selling it. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

John Ruskin For no economist would admit national economy to be legitimate which proposed to itself only the building of a pyramid of gold. Munera Pulveris by John Ruskin

William Makepeace Thackeray As for Mrs. Gashleigh, the only feasible plan of economy which she can suggest, is that she could come and live with her daughter and son-inlaw, and that they should keep house together. A Little Dinner at Timmins’s by William Makepeace Thackeray [1848]

Anthony Trollope And Sophie would travel with all imaginable luxury — a matter to which Sophie was by no means indifferent, though her own private life was conducted with an economy that was not luxurious. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope Mr Traffick’s economy had a deleterious effect upon Gertrude, which she, poor girl, did not deserve. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

Rudyard Kipling He had as much notion of economy as the Morning Sun; and yet you could not lay your hand on any one item, and say: “Herein Phil Garron is extravagant or reckless. Plain Tales from the Hills by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

Henry Adams Turgot and Auguste Comte long ago fixed this stage of economy as a necessary phase of social education, and historians seem now to accept it as the only gain yet made towards scientific history. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Jack London They contain more valuable political economy than is to be found in most of the books. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

Ralph Waldo Emerson But I heard afterwards that it is not an economy to cultivate this land, which only yields one crop on being broken up and is then spoiled. English Traits by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1856]

Dusk fell; I lit a candle with the greatest economy of movement and as much prudence as though it were an illegal proceeding. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

By these and other changes in the internal economy of the colony, he placed the administration on a new basis, and greatly facilitated the way for a more sure and orderly government by his successors. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Gertrude Stein We had in those days of economy given up Mu-die’s, but there was the American Library which supplied us a little, but Gertrude Stein wanted more. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

Charles Dudley Warner The cottage necessitated economy in other personal expenses, and incessant employment of his pen. Washington Irving by Charles Dudley Warner

Catherine Helen Spence We have had mechanical inventions and appliances from one, economy in lighting from another, hints on ventilation from a third. A Week in the Future by Catherine Helen Spence

Ralph Waldo Emerson What an economy of power! and what a compensation for the shortness of life! All is done to his hand. Representative Men by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1850]

A husband would be thought mad, that exacted any degree of economy from his wife, whose expences are no way limited but by her own fancy. Letters from Turkey by Mary Wortley Montagu [1725]

Elizabeth Gaskell Peggy rather assisted her in the formation of her parsimonious habits than otherwise; economy was the order of the district, and a certain degree of respectable avarice the characteristic of her age. Half a Life-time Ago by Elizabeth Gaskell [1855]

Rudyard Kipling Now mark ye how false economy ruins business. The Day’s Work by Rudyard Kipling [1898]

This economy enabled him to buy a satisfactory decision when the cause of the quarrel was submitted to arbitration. Fantastic Fables by Ambrose Bierce

If you wish to obtain the money-gift I wish to give you, you must first show me something saved by your own economy and self-sacrifice. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Anthony Trollope He could not express any intention of rivalling Mr. Scarness’s economy in the article of butcher’s meat, nor could he promise to content himself with Granger’s solitary bedroom. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

This element of economy will be perhaps best dealt with by a concrete illustration, and one of a very striking nature at once presents itself. Garden Cities of To-morrow by Ebenezer Howard

Arthur Conan Doyle That would be a charge of L175 upon my income, but with economy I could meet it, and it diminishes the debt by one-half. Beyond the City by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Her choice simply arose from being obliged to think of economy in its strictest sense, and she remembered this place as the cheapest in the world, and the most retired. Lodore by Mary Shelley

Thomas Love Peacock But pray, sir, what is political economy? MR. MAC QUEDY. Political economy is to the state what domestic economy is to the family. Crotchet Castle by Thomas Love Peacock

Henry Adams Most of them have nothing to tell, but are forces as dumb as their dynamos, absorbed in the development or economy of power. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

They know more surely what they wish to do, and they advance relentlessly and with economy of effort to the effecting of their purpose, whether it be of pure horror, of beauty, or pathos of humor. The Imperishable Ghost by Dorothy Scarborough [1921]

Andrew Lang But whoever knows the curious economy by way of repetition that marks early national epics has a right to regard the allusion to cremation (XXII, 342,343) as an example of this practice. Homer and His Age by Andrew Lang

Wilkie Collins Bessie, my dear, what do you say to that as a lesson in economy inflicted on a prudent husband by a spendthrift wife?” She took Mr. Knifton’s arm while she spoke, and drew him away to the door. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

They certainly go in for a lot of things: art and music, and Browning and the drama, and foreign travel and psychology, and political economy and Heaven knows what all. A Traveler from Altruria by William Dean Howells

He knows the economy of thrills as few have done. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Watkin Tench Nor was another part of our domestic economy less whimsical. A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson by Watkin Tench

George Gissing I don’t understand this economy of postage!” He grew more annoyed as he spoke. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

Olaf Stapledon Moreover their own economy was gravely mutilated by the loss of the western lands, which had been well integrated with the eastern districts. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

G. K. Chesterton He treated everything with an economy of detail and a suppression of irrelevance which had at last something about it stark and unnatural. Robert Louis Stevenson by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

Walter Scott All the domestic arrangements were on the minutest system of economy consistent with ordinary decency, except in the stables, which were excellent and well kept. Saint Ronan’s Well by Walter Scott [1824]

In no case was there anything to show that he was afflicted with blindness and this in spite of the fact that he exercised undue economy in the spacing of lines. The Beast with Five Fingers by W. F. Harvey

Wilkie Collins It was only a bedroom; and I furnished it myself — partly for the sake of economy (the rent being not half as much as for a furnished room); and partly for the sake of cleanliness. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

George Gissing Political economy and all that appertained to it was his speciality, but he was remarkably strong in metaphysics. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

For while his exterior demeanour was several degrees below zero, his interior economy left boiling point at the post. Mr. Ely’s Engagement by Richard Marsh

Profusion stupefies where economy stimulates. London in My Time by Thomas Burke

Elizabeth Gaskell And economy by itself, without any soul or spirit in it to make it living and holy, was a great merit in his eyes. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

Henry James To listen to him was to combine the excitement of going out with the economy of staying at home. The Real Thing by Henry James [1892]

A Local Board came into existence, and with much hesitation and penny-wise economy inaugurated drainage works. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

H. G. Wells At bottom it was disingenuous; it gave my life the quality of stage scenery, with one side to the audience, another side that wasn’t meant to show, and an economy of substance. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

This is a sort of economy having all the appearances and some of the advantages of prudence. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

If the humble-bee went first to the upper flowers of the spike and proceeded downwards, the whole economy of this plant to procure cross fertilisation would be upset. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

So, with rigid economy of breath, I snapped out all my story, and answered his breathless questions. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

F. Scott Fitzgerald They had decided that with economy they could still afford the apartment, which Tom, with the domesticity of an elderly cat, had grown fond of. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Mark Twain But even if we knew the simplified form for every word in the language, the phonographic alphabet would still beat the Simplified Speller “hands down” in the important matter of economy of labor. What is Man? and other essays by Mark Twain

What I thought, however, might specially interest you Americans in Altruria is the fact that our economy was evolved from one so like that in which you actually have your being. A Traveler from Altruria by William Dean Howells

Again, he considered that the animal economy possessed four natural powers — (1) The attractive. Fathers of Biology by Charles McRae [1890]

If that were an abstruse doctrine of political economy, I should be afraid to mention it in this House, where political economy has become a bye-word and reproach. Garden Cities of To-morrow by Ebenezer Howard

Theodore Dreiser On the contrary, there was a fine reserve in his manner toward the entire domestic economy of his life which was all that is comprehended by the popular term, gentlemanly. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

John Hill Burton The economy of the world would be different from its present constitution were it otherwise. Introduction to the Study of the Works of Jeremy Bentham by John Hill Burton

His economy is the same as that of the other cassiques. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

What could she buy for two sovereigns? Not all the economy of her girlhood could screw half the things she wanted out of that pitiful sum. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

He writes thus:—“The accounts formerly made in Europe about the facility of penetrating inland from Kilwa (Quiloa), and the economy of travel in that region, are fabulous. Journal of a Cruise on the Tanganyika Lake by John Hanning Speke [1864]

Radclyffe Hall She eyed her husband in a scared way; her conscience smote her, she had felt too tired to use proper economy last week. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

Besides, I had in my mind’s eye a perfect bed in a perfect hostelry hard by the Amstel River. It was an economy in the end. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

Edward Jenner From the former case then we see that the animal economy is subject to the same laws in one disease as the other. On Vaccination Against Smallpox by Edward Jenner

Anthony Trollope Lucy did not grudge him anything, but was sickened by that partnership in economy which was established between her and her aunt. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

Sinclair Lewis And I do think, mornings when you don’t feel so good, it’s economy in the long run to have the girl bring you a nice breakfast in bed. The Prodigal Parents by Sinclair Lewis

Olaf Stapledon The paucity of intelligence and the sanctity of the traditional economy made conscious planning impossible. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

Rudyard Kipling Georgie Porgie never referred to economy in the household again. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Edward Bellamy The cost of an edition of an average book can be saved out of a year’s credit by the practice of economy and some sacrifices. Looking Backward From 2000 to 1887 by Edward Bellamy

Everywhere there is the same pyramidal structure, the same worship of semi-divine leader, the same economy existing by and for continuous warfare. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

In reality they are greatly annoyed, because if I marry, I shall no longer take my meals with them, and it’ll be an economy the less. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Benjamin Disraeli Then the festivities of Pen Bronnock counterbalanced the economy of his more scrambling life the preceding year; yet he had not exceeded his income much. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

H. G. Wells Even the importance of cost and economy at every point in the process involved no system of considerations that was altogether novel to him. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

Jules Verne Anyhow, the strictest economy was necessary, and it was accordingly resolved that the voyage should not be much prolonged. Off on a Comet by Jules Verne [1877]

Now-a-days they give up gentleness for boldness; economy for liberality; humility for status. Tao Te Ching by Lao tzu

Anthony Trollope At the present moment I am considering what economy might effect as to a future bachelor life, and am meditating to begin with a couple of mutton chops and half a pint of sherry for my dinner today. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

Thomas Love Peacock REV. DR. FOLLIOTT. Pray, sir, will political economy uphold the Athenian theatre? MR. MAC QUEDY. Surely not. Crotchet Castle by Thomas Love Peacock

Theodore Dreiser By the closest economy the children were clothed and kept in school, the rent paid, and the instalments met. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

The soft soap — Mrs Murchison had a barrelful boiled every spring in the back yard, an old colonial economy she hated to resign — made a fascinating brown lather with iridescent bubbles. The Imperialist by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1904]

But was it not possible that even this sum might by economy be made to meet the necessities of the case? I replied that, from what I had heard, very probably it was. The Orphan Heiress by Thomas De Quincey [1835]

I will end with a few words concerning the future industry of North Midian. For the success of these mines the greatest economy will be necessary. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

Robert Louis Stevenson Politics had engulfed the narrower economy of grave-digging. Lay Morals by Robert Louis Stevenson

Wilkie Collins The object, no doubt, in the wise economy of Providence, is to remind greatness that it is mortal and that the power which has conferred it can also take it away. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

To serve oneself is economy of administration. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

Jack London Political economy and the survival of the fittest can go hang if they say otherwise. The People of the Abyss by Jack London [1903]

T. E. Lawrence Subjection to order achieved economy of thought, the painful, and was a cold-storage for character and Will, leading painlessly to the oblivion of activity. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Henry David Thoreau Even the poor student studies and is taught only political economy, while that economy of living which is synonymous with philosophy is not even sincerely professed in our colleges. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

William Makepeace Thackeray I began at school that life of prudence and economy which I have carried on ever since. The Fatal Boots by William Makepeace Thackeray [1839]

Ralph Waldo Emerson Now these things are so in Nature. All things ascend, and the royal rule of economy is, that it should ascend also, or, whatever we do must always have a higher aim. The Conduct of Life by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1860]

Henry James She could accept even without bitterness a rigour of economy so great that the little fee they paid for admission to the pier had to be balanced against other delights. In the Cage by Henry James [1898]

George Gissing In spite of their political economy I venture to assert that my argument has proved man’s right to these necessaries. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Anthony Trollope These two important events, both happening on the same day, sadly upset the domestic economy of Mrs Kelly’s establishment. The Kellys and the O’Kellys by Anthony Trollope

If we forget for an instant that each species tends to increase inordinately, and that some check is always in action, yet seldom perceived by us, the whole economy of nature will be utterly obscured. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

E. F. Benson As yet the programme which he should present to the electors was only being thought out, but municipal economy (Major Mapp-Flint and Economy) with reduction of rates would be the ticket. Lucia's Progress by E. F. Benson [1935]

George Gissing That evening, economy disregarded, he dined well at a favourite restaurant. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

My tiny savings — little more than a matter of shillings — were fast running out in spite of an economy in food which kept me barely above the starvation level. Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

G. K. Chesterton It was inevitable that the old merchant should talk about political economy to anybody he supposed to be political. The Return of Don Quixote by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

Ford Madox Ford If they wanted to use a twopenny-halfpenny economy as window-dressing for the elections they’d have to have they might as well give it as much publicity as they could. Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

Wilkie Collins A new plan for curing pilchards, which was a marvel of economy in theory, proved to be a perfect phenomenon of extravagance in practice. The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins [1857]

His hair, once bright red, now sandy grey streaked with white, was always kept short, bristling round a high intelligent forehead, and he was supposed to gratify Scotch economy by cutting it himself. Barbara Rebell by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1905]

Henry James But economy and sobriety, and indeed a virtue more important still, had never presided at their councils. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

George Gissing Only by exercising an economy which in the old days would have appalled him, could he send his mother and sister an annual sum just sufficient to their needs. Will Warburton by George Gissing [1903]

Anthony Trollope And who shall blame her or say where economy ends, or where meanness begins? She had wanted no champagne herself, but had wished to treat her friends well. Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope [1865]

Arnold Bennett Sophia might have fed her flock without resorting to the official rations, but she would not sacrifice the economy which they represented. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Jane Austen When first Mr. Bennet had married, economy was held to be perfectly useless, for, of course, they were to have a son. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen [1813]

John Ruskin As domestic economy regulates the acts and habits of a household, Political economy regulates those of a society or State, with reference to the means of its maintenance. Munera Pulveris by John Ruskin

Hard work and economy would solve all their money troubles. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

T. E. Lawrence We evolved special dynamite methods, and by the end of the war could demolish any quantity of track and bridges with economy and safety. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Ralph Waldo Emerson The subject of economy mixes itself with morals, inasmuch as it is a peremptory point of virtue that a man’s independence be secured. The Conduct of Life by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1860]

This arrangement was owing neither to economy nor want of a room large enough to accommodate the whole party, but purely because the gentlemen liked it better. Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope

F. Scott Fitzgerald It was, however, a narrow scrape; as the ways and means of economy were a closed book to him and the second month brought no increase, he voiced his alarm. Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Sigmund Freud To begin with there is no use to which it can be put in the domestic economy of the mind; but very often it succeeds in finding one secondarily. Fragment of an Analysis of a Case of Hysteria by Sigmund Freud [1905]

Edith Wharton With each book he exacted a higher standard in economy of expression, in purity of language, in the avoidance of the hackneyed and the precious. A Backward Glance by Edith Wharton [1934]

H. G. Wells She was particularly insistent upon the importance of economy in her domestic disbursements and deplored her general ignorance very earnestly. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

John Ruskin There is no other choice; you must either take dust for deity, spectre for possession, fettered dream for life, and for epitaph, this reversed verse of the great Hebrew hymn of economy (Psalm cxii. Munera Pulveris by John Ruskin

Laurence Sterne He had tried his sword — it could not open the way, — the mounting was too expensive, — and simple economy was not a match for it:— there was no resource but commerce. A sentimental journey through France and Italy by Laurence Sterne

Nathaniel Hawthorne What Peter had torn down, Tabitha had burnt up, for she wisely considered that without a house they should need no wood to warm it, and therefore economy was nonsense. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

The important office that it holds in the domestic economy of the blacks is in the detection of carpet snakes, which to them form an ever welcome article of diet. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

Ralph Waldo Emerson Another point of economy is to look for seed of the same kind as you sow: and not to hope to buy one kind with another kind. The Conduct of Life by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1860]

Robert Green Ingersoll I believe that is the way the Democrats got to the polls last Tuesday. Another divine says that God would have drowned them all, but it was purely for the sake of economy that He saved any of them. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Anthony Trollope He almost ridiculed her when she spoke of economy in her dress, and seemed to think that it was her duty to be a woman of fashion. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

George Gissing The economy prevailing in today’s architecture takes good care that no depressing circumstance shall be absent from the dwellings in which the poor find shelter. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

George Gissing I must frighten her into economy and hard work. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Olaf Stapledon The World Government, foreseeing the end, refrained from action, preferring that the change to a socialistic local economy should be brought about by local effort. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

There was nothing left of the village but its foundation outlines, which at once showed simplicity of construction, as well as economy of labour in building. Journal of Adventures in Somali Land by John Hanning Speke [1864]

William Morris It would be a very false economy to stint in the quality of the paper as to price: so I had only to think about the kind of hand-made paper. The Art and Craft of Printing by William Morris [1902]

H. G. Wells The fundamental reason for the modern city had ever been the economy of co-operation. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

Rudyard Kipling The last two items are expensive, and this is good for the young man, as teaching him to value friendship that costs a little in cash and may necessitate economy on the cigar side. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Madame Gerdy and I live very quietly; but, unfortunately, though simple in her tastes, she lacks economy and system; and no one can imagine how great our expenses have been. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Joseph Furphy In the accurately-graded society of a proper station, you have a reproduction of the Temple economy under the old Jewish ritual. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

Thomas Paine Neither can it be done for that, unless there is ready money to go to market with; and even in that case, it is only by the utmost management and economy that it can be made to do. The American Crisis by Thomas Paine

Maria Edgeworth This powerful motive for her economy operated incessantly upon her mind, and she squeezed all that could possibly be squeezed for her private use from the frugal household. Forester by Maria Edgeworth

It teaches them economy and the value of money. The Silent Chimes by Ellen Wood

Mr Vladimir’s conduct was like a hot brand which set his internal economy in a blaze. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

Anthony Trollope It seemed to himself that among other good gifts that of economy had not been bestowed upon him. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

It would be an economy in the long run, and how well it would look to bring out a jug of foaming ale from their own barrel for their friends. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Anthony Trollope Nina was a close and sparing housekeeper, but with all her economy she could not feed three people upon nothing. Nina Balatka by Anthony Trollope

Mark Twain This economy meant so much! Words were not needed. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain [1876]

F. Scott Fitzgerald You read those big books on economy ——” “Economics,” corrected Horace. “Well, you read ’em every night long after I’m asleep. Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Henry James She was altogether the most delightful thing in Munich.’ ‘In Munich?’ ‘Her people lived there; they were not rich — in pursuit of economy in fact, and Munich was very cheap. The Liar by Henry James [1888]

She had liked him, and had been kind to him in life, and she was not going to stint him in death by any false economy in crape or bugles. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Benjamin Disraeli They shook their habits and their curls, vowed that riding was your only exercise, and that dust in the earthly economy was a blunder. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

Tobias Smolle I then inquired about the economy of the place, which he explained to my satisfaction; and, after we had agreed to mess together, he was just now going to give orders for dinner when Strap arrived. The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smolle

To her mind this word economy was absolutely the most odious in the English language. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Walter Crane Moreover, one which will lend itself to being cut upon wood, if for block-printing, and which may be reproduced with a due regard to economy of means. Line and Form by Walter Crane [1900]

T. E. Lawrence Our duty was to attain our end with the greatest economy of life, since life was more precious to us than money or time. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Maria Edgeworth It was no secret among our contemporaries at Cambridge that he was like too many other men of genius, a little deficient in economy — shall I say it? a little extravagant. Harrington by Maria Edgeworth

Ralph Waldo Emerson The counting-room maxims liberally expounded are laws of the Universe. The merchant’s economy is a coarse symbol of the soul’s economy. The Conduct of Life by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1860]

Virginia Woolf She was quite ready to discuss her planshouses and rents, servants and economy — without feeling that they concerned her very much. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

In the first place, we are much too ignorant in regard to the whole economy of any one organic being, to say what slight modifications would be of importance or not. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin