Phrases with "effect"

Edith Wharton The effect of this statement was less electrifying than she had hoped. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

H. G. Wells That descent had a distinctly depressing effect upon Lewisham. He went first. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

My notion was to cross the road half a mile down, when it had dropped into the defile of the stream, and then to come swiftly up the edge of the water so as to effect a back entrance into the store. Prester John by John Buchan

Edgar Allan Poe The effect of this originality of combination is aided by other unusual and some altogether novel effects, arising from an extension of the application of the principles of rhyme and alliteration. The Philosophy of Composition by Edgar Allan Poe [1846]

William Hope Hodgson I thought at first this must be the complementary effect of the flash upon the retina. Eloi Eloi Lama Sabachthani by William Hope Hodgson

Robert Louis Stevenson The letters, vivid as they are, written as they were by a hand trembling with fear and excitement, yet do injustice, in their boyishness of tone, to the profound effect produced. Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin by Robert Louis Stevenson

Anthony Trollope This must be explained more at length in the next two chapters; but the effect on Harcourt had been that he no longer looked up with reverence to his friend’s undoubted talents. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

One effect of matrimony is commonly a deepening of religious feeling, but it is not surprising that Hawthorne should not have attended church after his marriage. The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns [1906]

Robert Louis Stevenson One last remark occurs: It is the mark of genuine conversation that the sayings can scarce be quoted with their full effect beyond the circle of common friends. Memories and Portraits by Robert Louis Stevenson

Anthony Trollope No experience of what goes on in the world, no reading of history, no observation of life, has any effect in teaching the truth. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Walter Scott I had no idea what an effect the name would produce on the mind of my right honourable father, but his letter sufficiently expressed it. Saint Ronan’s Well by Walter Scott [1824]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The air is keen and crisp, full of a healthful buoyancy which many a time has had its effect upon my spirits. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

She produced on him the effect of a child, aroused a kind of intimate emotion which he had not known before to exist by itself in a man. The Rover by Joseph Conrad [1923]

Sir Walter Scott But something may be allowed to her French education, in which point and striking effect always make a considerable object. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

If it is not very noble as an effect of art, the inspiration of its founders is affirmed by their choice of an outlook which commands one of the most magnificent panoramas in the whole world. Familiar Spanish Travels by William Dean Howells

What a shame!” And over they go to try what their tender arms can effect in keeping off the enemy. Her Father’s Name by Florence Marryat [1878]

Samuel Johnson The character of Lothario seems to have been expanded by Richardson into Lovelace; but he has excelled his original in the moral effect of the fiction. Lives of the Poets by Samuel Johnson

Henry James She visibly knew that she knew, and the effect on him was of something co-ordinate, in its high character, with the law that had ruled him. The Beast in the Jungle by Henry James [1903]

At first no effect was observable. Dr Nikola’s Experiment by Guy Boothby [1899]

George Borrow Close by the gate stood a building which, from the circumstance of a mule or two and a wretched pony standing before it, we concluded was the posada, as in effect it proved to be. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

George Meredith She had, in fact, heard a noise in the boathouse while thinking of them, and the effect on her was to spring an idea of mysterious interventions at the sight. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

George Gissing If you are too disappointed to care to see me, in heaven’s name, say so! You needn’t fear its effect upon me. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

Jules Verne This work, rapidly put into execution, was terminated by noon on Monday. Hatteras could not rely on his eight or ten pound blasting cylinders, which would have had no effect on such masses as those. The English at the North Pole by Jules Verne

Abraham Merri We had little hope of doing more here than effect some attrition of Yolara’s hosts, for at this place the captains of the Shining One could wield the Keth and their other uncanny weapons freely. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

I devoted myself to him night and day; and, perhaps more through careful nursing than active remedies, I had the happiness to effect his complete recovery. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

Theodore Dreiser The effect of a house of this character on its owner is unmistakable. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

But Mrs. Belverton, with all her cleverness, had made one miscalculation, and the effect was more than usually disastrous. Misplaced Affections by Guy Boothby

George Gissing The effect of the unconsidered act could not but prove most disastrous to himself. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Wilkie Collins It was not easy to settle at once which course was the safest — so I tried the effect of looking at my two alternatives from another point of view. A Rogue’s Life by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Percy Bysshe Shelley We know no more of cause and effect than a constant conjunction of events: poetry is ever found to coexist with whatever other arts contribute to the happiness and perfection of man. A Defence of Poetry and other essays by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Anthony Trollope To such an extent has the privilege of franking been carried in the States! All members of both Houses frank what they please — for in effect the privilege is stretched to that extent. North America by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing This was his truer self, emancipated from the distorting effect of the evil amid which he perforce lived. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Edgar Allan Poe I have, indeed, no abhorrence of danger, except in its absolute effect — in terror. Romances of Death by Edgar Allan Poe

Algernon Blackwood One effect of the shock he had undergone will be evident by merely stating that he now understood this type of mind a good deal better than before. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

George Gissing Mallard watched the effect on Mrs. Baske; she met his look for an instant and smiled, then relapsed into thoughtfulness. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

George Gissing The effect of this on an Englishman’s lips is always more or less pedantic, and in his case it was intolerable. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

It would have put the horse out of condition, perhaps, but it had no effect whatever upon the trainer. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Arthur Machen It will be seen from Wood’s story that the terrific effect that he describes was produced by a letter, received some hours before the news of the Trustees’ decision arrived by telegram. The Secret Glory by Arthur Machen

Thomas Love Peacock MR. MAC QUEDY. Very likely; but the effect is extremely disagreeable. Crotchet Castle by Thomas Love Peacock

His narrative produced an effect he little expected or desired. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

E. Phillips Oppenheim They had their effect upon Martin, however. The Man Without Nerves by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

H. G. Wells This effect of progressive size was enhanced by a thin haze of faintly phosphorescent blue incense that thickened as one advanced, and robbed even the nearer figures of clearness. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

Thomas Love Peacock But every man, without exception, would willingly effect a very material change in his relative situation to other individuals. Headlong Hall by Thomas Love Peacock

G. K. Chesterton But on this particular morning the effect seemed singularly bright and clear. The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton

There was no broom available, but I managed to achieve some effect with newspapers and an old totem board with the sacred woman markings, and boiled a little water for my bath at an outside fire. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

Yet Hawthorne is not a word-painter like Browning and Carlyle, but obtains his pictorial effect by simple accuracy of description, a more difficult process than the other, but also more satisfactory. The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns [1906]

Henry James The effect of my visit to Bridges was to turn me out for more profundity. The Figure in the Carpet by Henry James [1896]

Guy de Maupassan The effect was so striking and unexpected that I felt my heart beat as though some supernatural apparition had risen up before me. A Cremation by Guy de Maupassan

E. F. Benson This again was rather ominous, for there could be no doubt that Daisy, having said she was engaged, had popped in here to effect an engagement. Lucia in London by E. F. Benson [1927]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The effect of the latter’s words and tone was exactly what he had hoped. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

H. G. Wells In missing it he was assisted by Amanda herself, who had at moments an effect upon him of a priestess confidentially disrobed. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

Anthony Trollope It will have no effect upon me. Dr. Wortle’s school by Anthony Trollope

Elfrida had taken half a dozen steps into the middle of the room, steps so instinct with effect that already as many heads were turned to look at her. A Daughter of To-Day by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1894]

I found the effect pleasanter, it cleared and intensified the power of thought so, I had come to take it frequently, but not stronger than one might take it for pleasure. Green Tea by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

In an instant I forgot myself, forgot everything but her and the effect she produced upon those about her. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

It was not anything that the Chink could do; no, it was the effect that his company must have produced on the conduct of the doomed man. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

In effect he is mad on at least that one point. Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah [1914]

You can’t conceive the effect of the silent gaze of those two pairs of evil eyes. The Room in the Dragon Volant by J. Sheridan LeFanu

Olaf Stapledon Apparently the bruising of the body's tissues takes effect on the course of mental events. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

H. P. Lovecraft It was perhaps an effect of such surroundings that my mind early acquired a shade of melancholy. The Alchemist by H. P. Lovecraft [1908]

To effect his purpose he had had to add murder to robbery. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

Frances Hodgson Burnett Mademoiselle Valle had never seen Lord Coombe’s ceremonial evening effect more flawless. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Edith Wharton Her agitation had the curious effect of calming the Professor. “You had better not send me away,” he said, “till you learn why I am here. Here and Beyond by Edith Wharton [1926]

Ford Madox Ford In effect he was a good Frenchman. She had seen to that. Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

George Meredith So far, the proposed armistice has had no effect upon the dispositions at general headquarters, and did not stay the cannon’s voice. Correspondence from the seat of War in Italy by George Meredith [1866]

George Meredith Willoughby, among his many preoccupations, had the satisfaction of seeing the effect of drunkenness on Horace De Craye when the latter was in Clara’s presence. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

This seems a very extreme effect to flow from Fyne’s words. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Henry James He remembered the effect this adviser had produced on Julia — an effect that scantly ministered to the idea of another meeting. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

Perhaps, to effect this change, another pitched battle must be fought with fortune; if so, I had a mind to the encounter: too poor to lose, God might destine me to gain. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

The arrival of Edward had the effect of causing them to lay aside their unworthy contention, and of uniting heart to heart in one last effort for the deliverance of their adopted country. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

The effect is forcible without being clear. The Planter of Malata by Joseph Conrad [1915]

You may, therefore, imagine the effect the man’s words produced upon us, and my mother in particular. ’Long Live the King!’ by Guy Boothby [1900]

Edgar Allan Poe This is the usual effect of such coincidences. The Gold-Bug by Edgar Allan Poe

Bram Stoker The effect of this independence and teaching was that for a couple of years his reputation and his practice increased wonderfully. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

Wilkie Collins After expressing his sympathy, and promising that every available means should be tried to effect the discovery of the criminal, the chief magistrate gave his orders to his escort, and withdrew. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu Ze under lip rather retires, and this adds to the receding effect of the chin, you see. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

Arnold Bennett The effect upon Sophia was mysteriously soothing. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Anne Bronte The thunder-shower had certainly had a most beneficial effect upon the weather, and the evening was most delightful. Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte [1847]

Brown knew the effect of mystery and dread on the human mind and by slow, cumulative suggestion he makes us feel a creeping awe that the unwieldy machinery of pure Gothicism never could achieve. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

The effect at first sight is overwhelming. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

D. H. Lawrence The longer he stayed, the more intensely it had that effect on Somers. It was as if he were developing second sight, and second hearing. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

G. K. Chesterton Lastly, the worst effect of all is this: that when men come together to profess a creed, they come courageously, though it is to hide in catacombs and caves. A Miscellany of Men by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

Edgar Rice Burroughs Perry had designed her more for moral effect upon an enemy, I think, than for any real harm she might inflict, and so those parts which were to show were the most imposing. Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1923]

Robert Louis Stevenson The effect on Fleeming was profound. Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin by Robert Louis Stevenson

Such was her prospect, even if she could effect her escape — at home it was worse. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

Thomas Hardy Yet the intrinsic quality of the event moved his touchy sensitiveness less than its conjectured effect upon the minds of others. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

James Hogg The effect was as might have been expected: the old man first stumbled to one side, and then fell on his back. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg [1824]

She was different from everybody else in that house, and it was not only the effect of her London clothes. The Planter of Malata by Joseph Conrad [1915]

Algernon Blackwood The effect of overwhelming sudden blackness was natural enough. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

IN the meantime, a series of events was taking place in another part of England, which was to have a no less profound effect upon Manning’s history than the merciful removal of his wife. Eminent Victorians by Lytton Strachey

Theodore Dreiser He feared the effect of his departure on the business. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

The effect of the expectation of others on many minds is to draw into greater activity that personal conceit which, once indulged, saps the roots of individual life, and gradually vitiates the powers. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

Arnold Bennett The effect of time was such that even Mr. Critchlow appeared to have forgotten even that she had been indirectly responsible for her father’s death. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Arthur Conan Doyle Green blotches upon the wall and a sinking in of one side of the cottage showed the effect of its damp, marsh-girt position. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

Benjamin Disraeli The effect of this immense increase of the national wealth and of this creation of new and powerful classes of society was speedily felt. The Voyage of Captain Popanilla by Benjamin Disraeli [1828]

H. G. Wells That huge herd of airships rising one after another had an effect of strange, portentous monsters breaking into an altogether unfamiliar world. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

The next, all trace of the appearance had vanished, and I persuaded myself that what I had seen must have been some effect of light from the open door of my room. A Stable for Nightmares by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Wilkie Collins He walked up and down the study considering what first step he should take to effect the purpose in view. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

Olaf Stapledon Then, remembering the effect of pain, he reached out toward the desk, took up a pencil, and jabbed again and again at the back of his right hand. Collected Stories by Olaf Stapledon

Jack London This was not without its effect on White Fang. The hair began to rise on his neck and across the shoulders. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

The effect of this intelligence upon my sister was striking. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Washington Irving If any thing can add effect to the pure feeling and elevated thought here displayed, it is the conviction, that the whole is no effusion of fancy, but a faithful transcript from the writer’s heart. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

The eyes it was that disturbed the unity of effect in Lamb’s waking face. Charles Lamb by Thomas De Quincey

Nathaniel Hawthorne These sketches had a most disagreeable effect on Donatello’s peculiar temperament. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

Wilkie Collins She was not able to reason back in this way from the effect to the cause. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

It was a question of principle, though it was raised in a factious way, and subsequent history showed that the mover, after his tactical victory of the moment, could not effect any practical solution. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

John Morley The effect of the Reformation was “to introduce other interests into all countries than those which arose from their locality and natural circumstances. Burke by John Morley [1879]

Wilkie Collins And more than that, if you wanted longer and more frequent communication with North Villa than you now enjoy, I might be able to effect this also. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

I am not disposed to deny the occasional injurious effect of the materializing influences to which the physician is subjected. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

G. K. Chesterton Now this is the worst effect of modern worry. A Miscellany of Men by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

Thomas Hardy Few unaccustomed to such places can be aware of the insulating effect of ploughed ground, when no necessity compels people to traverse it. Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy [1895]

Rudyard Kipling Opium has more effect on the white man than the black. The Day’s Work by Rudyard Kipling [1898]

Her husband had pooh-poohed the whole matter as sheer superstitious nonsense, but he had frowned, nevertheless, mindful of what the effect might be upon some of those present. Gentlemen of Crime by Arthur Gask [1932]

Robert Green Ingersoll Every effect must have had a cause, and every cause must have been an effect. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

They produced an effect of having found themselves — completely. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

Wilkie Collins What means of persuasion she used to effect this purpose is of course unknown to us. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

Anne Bronte I see, by those light clouds in the west, there will be a brilliant sunset, and we shall be in time to witness its effect upon the sea, at the most moderate rate of progression. Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte [1847]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu To effect Alice’s escape, and reserve for himself a chance of accomplishing his own, was a problem demanding skill, cunning, and audacity. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

Robert Louis Stevenson It is purely an effect of mirage, as we say; but it is an effect that permeates and possesses the whole book with astonishing consistency and strength. Familiar Studies of Men and Books by Robert Louis Stevenson

A tumbled top-hat in the foreground had an effect awfuller than a tumbled head would have had. Familiar Spanish Travels by William Dean Howells

Anthony Trollope I think that he overdid it, missing the effect which a milder tone might have attained. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

The stones then being thrown into a creek or a little lagoon left by the receding tide, the poison becomes disseminated, with fatal effect to all fish and other marine animals. Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield

Elizabeth Gaskell But Sally was not the person to let these resolutions be carried into effect too easily. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

George Gissing The effect upon him of this excitement was evil enough, yet not so evil as the malady of drink. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Bram Stoker They were not grouped closely, but stood a little apart from each other, producing the effect of a row widely planted. The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker [1911]

Life is not more symmetrical than a tree, and the effort of art to give it balance and proportion is to make it as false in effect as a tree clipped and trained to a certain shape. Emile Zola by William Dean Howells

Edgar Allan Poe Other bards produce effects which are, now and then, otherwise produced than by what we call poems; but Tennyson an effect which only a poem does. Criticism by Edgar Allan Poe

Olaf Stapledon When we distinguish between body and mind at all, we normally think of them as two distinct things or substances, each of which takes effect on the other. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

It had in fact, in the outside world, made absolutely no mark whatever, but among the Herries themselves the effect had been terrific. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Alfred Ainger Its effect had been, with the loss of some other friends about the same time, to produce, he said, “a certain deadness to everything. Charles Lamb by Alfred Ainger [1882]

The several appearances observed in the tides are also a very simple effect of this attraction. Letters on England by Voltaire [1734]

There was in it an effect of inconceivable terror and of inexpressible mystery. The Shadow Line by Joseph Conrad [1917]

Efforts to bring it up to date by renovation and structural alteration had only had the effect of emphasising its age, and its threepenny gallery and its fourpenny pit told their own tale. Limehouse Nights by Thomas Burke

Rudyard Kipling I can’t tell you what it was like, but that was the effect which it ‘ad on me. Traffics and Discoveries by Rudyard Kipling [1904]

As has been partly said, the means by which this effect is achieved, and also the means by which it is not, are almost equally remarkable. The English Novel by George Saintsbury [1913]

This language of the captain had a very good effect upon the crew, and they returned quietly to their duty. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

Henry David Thoreau But such was not the effect on Walden that year, for she had soon got a thick new garment to take the place of the old. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

As usual, the only effect of remonstrance was to make her more determined to persevere in the course she had marked out for herself. Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century by George Paston [1902]

Virginia Woolf She had changed; she was in evening dress; there was something odd about her — perhaps it was the effect of the evening dress estranging her? “I am ready,” she said, looking at them. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

Robert Louis Stevenson It was an effect of devilish malice in the Master that he addressed Mr. Henry alone upon the matter of his demands, and there was never a word to my lord. The Master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson

Anthony Trollope Lady Glencora felt that such batteries might still be brought up as would not improbably have an effect on a proud, weak old man. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope He seems almost to have been sent into the world to prove the inefficacy of human reason to effect human happiness. La Vendée by Anthony Trollope

The effect of the portico as one stands at the top of the staircase is one of overwhelming majesty. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The effect of the shot, however, was in its way astounding. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

John Hill Burton The law, instead of weighing the matter by this simple rule, has given effect to barbarous usages and prejudices, and to feelings of antipathy and vengeance. Introduction to the Study of the Works of Jeremy Bentham by John Hill Burton

When these joined in, however, they turned and fled, chiefly owing to the moral effect of our success on the other flank. The True History by Lucian of Samosata

The effect of the irritation of a nerve-fibre on the cerebral substance with which it is connected may be compared to the pulling of a long bell-wire. Hume by Thomas Henry Huxley [1879]

Henry James The effect of this was that a minute later they had quitted the place, the gratified waiter alert again at the open door. The Ambassadors by Henry James [1903]

Anthony Trollope I told him what I told you to-day on the road, but it had no effect on him. Cousin Henry by Anthony Trollope [1879]

The effect will be terrific, and may be heightened by taking a rum punch just at the instant of contact. The Fiend’s Delight by Ambrose Bierce [1873]

H. G. Wells I felt that my head swam, but I put this down to the stimulating effect of food after a long fast. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

Julian Hawthorne If a fiend had burst into a long fit of malignant laughter close at hand the effect could not have been more hateful and discordant. The Laughing Mill by Julian Hawthorne

Arnold Bennett It did, however, lessen the bad social effect of an altercation between him and Hilda, in which Edwin’s part was attributed to his indisposition. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

I could see it approach, marked as it was by the crucifix, banner, and taper — (for they had reserved the procession till a late hour, to give it the imposing effect of torch-light. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

His plays are like Watteau’s pictures, which, for all the unreality of their atmosphere, produce their effect owing to a mass of accurate observation and a profound sense of the realities of life. Landmarks in Literature--French by Lytton Strachey

Henry Handel Richardson The effect of this master-mind on his was that of a spark on tinder. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

The mists of morning still hung around this magnificent building when first it broke upon our view, and I am not sure that the effect produced was not the greater for this circumstance. Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope

Edward Bellamy The system is indeed in effect that of trial by three judges occupying different points of view as to the case. Looking Backward From 2000 to 1887 by Edward Bellamy

Richard Burton At Al-Sufayna, though there was no night-breeze and little dew, a blanket was necessary, and the hours of darkness were invigorating enough to mitigate the effect of the sand and Samum-ridden day. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Virginia Woolf This had so good an effect upon him, that he took up from that day, fell to reading good books, and is now a bencher in the Middle-Temple”. The Common Reader by Virginia Woolf [1925]

Month after month of warm days and plenteous rain during the early part of 1909 produced an effect in the acacias which cannot be too thankfully recorded. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

Henry James The effect of the place is singularly noble and solemn, and it is impossible to feel it without a lifting of the heart. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

Indeed the same effect struck her in sound, for she heard, as on similar journeys she had done, the distant noise of the waking City. It always seemed to her at first strange and then not strange. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

The effect of this success on the fortunes of the author was immediate and lasting. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

H. Rider Haggard Shame on thee, I say!’ She paused a little to watch the effect of her speech upon the multitude, and seeing that it was favourable, changed her tone from one of remonstrance to one of command. Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard

Radclyffe Hall Of course it was considered utterly preposterous, and the effect in evening dress was a little grotesque, but she seemed completely to lack personal vanity. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

On May 12 he writes: ‘It is really lamentable to see the effect of success and failure on people of fashion. Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century by George Paston [1902]

Edgar Allan Poe In sleep-waking, the reasoning and its conclusion — the cause and its effect — are present together. Tales of Science by Edgar Allan Poe

Watkin Tench I well knew how different an effect the sight of strange ships would produce. A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson by Watkin Tench

Nathaniel Hawthorne Their enlightened culture of the soil, and the virtues with which they sanctified their life, had begun to produce an effect upon the material world and its climate. The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

George Gissing The effect of the news upon Sidney was a painful constriction of the heart, a rush of confused thought, an involvement of all his perceptions in a sense of fear. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Anthony Trollope He urged upon the Earl that he might learn from this how anxious Lord Chiltern was to effect a reconciliation. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Edward Bellamy The effect of such a delusion in moderating fellow feeling for the sufferings of the mass of men into a distant and philosophical compassion is obvious. Looking Backward From 2000 to 1887 by Edward Bellamy

In effect she would have no conscience, and her only rule of life would be to do as she wanted to. Marauders by Night by Arthur Gask [1951]

William Makepeace Thackeray Did not succeed in stopping it till four P. M., to effect which, were obliged to cut away the deck and top sides, and throw overboard part of the cargo. Roundabout Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1860-63]

Arthur Conan Doyle One was to judge with his own ears and eyes what effect the news would have upon practical men. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

But the interview had this effect upon me. Initials Only by Anna Katharine Green

Her position is much like that of Hamlet, and the effect on her is somewhat similar. The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns [1906]

Theodore Dreiser The rank and file of the city, ignorant of the tricks which were constantly being employed in politics to effect one end or another, were greatly cheered by this so-called “public uprising. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

The truth is that he isolated his parts too sharply—a frequent fault of English acting, and one more detrimental to the total effect of a reading than even to that of an acted play. Dickens by Adolphus William Ward [1882]

R. D. Blackmore I will try him with a French interrogation: ‘Parlez-vous Francais, mon enfan?’” Dr. Upround watched the effect of his words with outward calm, but an inward flutter. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

The effect of these can be seen in any ebook and need not be explained here. The Design and Construction of eBooks by Steve Thomas [2015]

The almost incredible variety of plants, and the lavish profusion of their growth, produce an effect perfectly enchanting. Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope

Arthur Conan Doyle I had expected from all that we had heard to see a beautiful woman, but I can never forget the effect which Miss Dunbar produced upon me. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

T. E. Lawrence We under-estimated the crippling effect of Allenby’s too plentiful artillery, and the cumbrous intricacy of his infantry and cavalry, which moved only with rheumatic slowness. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

But this catastrophe did not produce much effect upon the old soldier, who had seen so many comrades fall by his side on the field of battle. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Anthony Trollope And as it had some effect on Mary Lowther’s future conduct, it shall be given to the reader:— Bullhampton Vicarage, March 12, 186—. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

He monologued so that at times he produced an effect of weird world-forgetfulness. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

George Gissing He rose shortly after six o’clock, and, throwing open his lattice, drank in the fresh breath of the July morning with an effect upon his spirits almost exhilarating. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Olaf Stapledon Ethical Hedonism is based on Psychological Hedonism. It says in effect not only that a man can only desire his own pleasure, but, further, that his own pleasure is what he ought to desire. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

Nathaniel Hawthorne The effect upon her imagination was as if a strange and unknown corpse had miraculously, while she was gazing at it, assumed the likeness of that face, so terrible henceforth in her remembrance. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

Edgar Allan Poe The effect produced by the firing of a cannon is that of simple vibration. The Mystery of Marie Roget by Edgar Allan Poe [1842]

D. H. Lawrence She tried to keep the effect light and kaleidoscopic, an interplay of tossed pieces of strong, hot colour, vibrating and lightly intermingled. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

Sir Walter Scott The positive assurances of the philosopher, with the hard words Panchresta, Basilius, and so forth, produced some effect on his mind. The Antiquary by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Walter Besant I doubt not —— I am a very weak woman —— that the reasons of Mr. Howard, and the prayers of Lady Mary, and my own inclination would speedily effect the conversion which you desire. Dorothy Forster by Walter Besant [1884]

To render the effect of his discourse more powerful, the corse, extended on a bier, with its face uncovered, was placed in the aisle. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

The Empress was beside herself at this, and endeavoured to thwart them in every possible way; but as her threats had no effect upon either, she openly threatened to put John to death. The Secret History of the Court of Justinian by Procopius [1896]

Henry James That effect had never been so marked as now. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Theodore Dreiser It was something new in her thinking of Hurstwood. Other things followed from time to time, little things of the same sort, which in their cumulative effect were eventually equal to a full revelation. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

I conceived, at least, that if any being on earth could effect my liberation, this was the man. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]