Phrases with "effect"

Margaret Oliphant The words were very innocently spoken, but they had their effect upon Vincent. He made haste to extricate himself from the urgent hospitality which surrounded him. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

The effect of all that he had been through, however, was not to be shaken off in a day. ’Long Live the King!’ by Guy Boothby [1900]

It is not enough that he knows how to effect certain desired mechanical results; he must above all, know how to effect these results in due form. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

Henry James All this has had the effect that an object has if you plunge it into a cup of water – the water overflows. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

Helen Zimmern Here also she saw numbers, though on a small scale, and could estimate the effect of the voice on the multitude and the ease with which a mass can be governed. Maria Edgeworth by Helen Zimmern

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

Theodore Dreiser He had a notion to tell her that he was joking and so brush away her sweet seriousness, but the effect of it was too delightful. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

H. G. Wells There was always a lens-like effect about his vision, as though he saw them through the eyepiece of some huge optical instrument. Star-Begotten by H. G. Wells [1937]

Ann Radcliffe To obviate the effect of his first crime, it was now necessary the marquis should commit a second, and conceal the imprisonment of the marchioness by her murder. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

But I always regretted that Newman’s discovery seemed the precursor of his magnanimous resolution not to avenge himself; it weakened the effect of this, with which it had really nothing to do. Henry James by William Dean Howells

Jules Verne However the report soon spread among the sailors that the quartermaster had yielded to the persuasions of Lady Helena. The effect was electrical. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

I have seen them study their rôles and read them over before going on the stage; I know all their principal harangues for effect and the passages they rely upon. Mademoiselle de Maupin by Théophile Gautier [1835]

To place this effect in a constant motion is hard, because the sun ought then to appear perpetually. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

The effect was extraordinary, and not by any means agreeable. Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

Arthur Conan Doyle It was the chief subject of conversation upon the Stock Exchange, and many were the surmises as to what the effect of the news would be at the fields. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

I am writing to the same effect to our friend Victor Hugo, who has been working for me. Honore de Balzac by Albert Keim and Louis Lumet [1914]

Rudyard Kipling Then he saw the Saddhu fall sheer into the hands of the polis — all the effect of thy art. Kim by Rudyard Kipling [1901]

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

George Gissing Miriam happened to see them whilst they were thus posed, and the spectacle struck her with such ludicrous effect that she turned away to disguise sudden laughter. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

Wilkie Collins Put a shovel-hat on Gentleman Jones, and the effect would only have been eccentric; put the same covering on the head of Doctor Dulcifer, and the effect would have been strictly episcopal. A Rogue’s Life by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Benjamin Disraeli He was determined to show that the disappointment had produced no effect upon the temper of so imperial a personage as himself, and he invited several of the leading gentry to join his coterie. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

Wilkie Collins The effect will be the most wonderful removal of all dirt, and a complete and brilliant metamorphosis of the present dingy surface of the picture. A Rogue’s Life by Wilkie Collins [1879]

I believe I even swore at the disturbing effect of these words. The Shadow Line by Joseph Conrad [1917]

Elizabeth Von Arnim Then she said, “And do you think it will have the same effect on Mr. Wilkins?” Lotty laughed. The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1922]

Ford Madox Ford It came as if from caverns and as if with exasperated rapidity it exaggerated its s’s with an effect of spitting vehemence. A Man Could Stand Up by Ford Madox Ford [1926]

Theodore Dreiser Cowperwood was busy at this very time, through an agent, attempting to effect a compromise and union of all interests concerned. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Henry Handel Richardson He did so, with such effect that, had he not caught it, her violin would have fallen to the floor. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Olaf Stapledon The effect of introducing Paul to this remote world was beneficial in more ways than one. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Henry James She was on the point, at this, of imitating with her hand his movement of shortly before; but she checked herself, and there was no want of effect in her soothing substitute. In the Cage by Henry James [1898]

Joseph Furphy The long, sinewy arm, now wet and clammy from the effect of the water he had drunk, was helpless and shapeless, round and rigid; the elbow-joint set at a right-angle, and extremely sensitive to pain. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

H. G. Wells He says in effect to us: ‘You two are in love. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

The effect of this moral acid would coincide with that of the photographer’s acid. A Bride from the Bush by E. W. Hornung [1890]

If you make up your mind that you would rather be placed under the care, say of Lady Knollys, I will endeavour all I can to effect it. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

The effect of this scene of incantation communicated a portion of its power to that which followed. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Ivan Turgenev This agreeable spectacle had a most illuminating effect on my intelligence; my future rose before me in the most seductive images. The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other stories by Ivan Turgenev

Robert Louis Stevenson This marine plant had the effect of reviving the sickly, and seemed to be no less relished by those who were more hardy. Records of a Family of Engineers by Robert Louis Stevenson

Edith Wharton The effect produced on her by his question, though undecipherable, was extraordinary. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

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

Anthony Trollope Nor, I think, will that reader grasp the way to see the truth who cannot teach himself what has in Cicero’s case, been the effect of daring to tell to his friend an unvarnished tale. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

I had a transformation to effect before I returned North, and the more populous centre I made it in the less it was likely to attract notice. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

Anthony Trollope It had been arranged that he should remain so as to preoccupy Mr. Slope’s place in the carriage and act as a social policeman, to effect the exclusion of that disagreeable gentleman. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Jack London It was curious, after the first shock, to notice the effect the food had on them. The People of the Abyss by Jack London [1903]

It is impossible to convey the effect of his story. Tales of Unrest by Joseph Conrad [1898]

Henry James The effect of what had followed Owen’s visit was to make that relation the very key of the crisis. The Spoils of Poynton by Henry James [1897]

Wilkie Collins It was Sextus Cyril Sax. I have tried on three different sheets of paper to describe the effect which this discovery produced on me — and I have torn them up one after another. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

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

H.P. Lovecraft What was hinted in the speech of post-human entities of the fate of mankind produced such an effect on me that I will not set it down here. The Shadow Out of Time by H.P. Lovecraft [1935]

William Godwin In one respect however it produced an effect unlike that which might most obviously have been looked for. Memoirs of the Author of a Vindication of the Rights of Woman by William Godwin [1798]

Their work became less insular, wider in its range of subject-matter and of technical methods, and in our fiction we find the effect of certain definite outside forces. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Guy de Maupassant What is the matter with me? The bromide does me no good, and the shower baths have no effect whatever. Le Horla by Guy de Maupassant [1887]

In effect I would make him an accessory after the act, and then surprise him that he could no longer betray me without exposing himself as a criminal of almost equal turpitude. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

A. E. W. Mason It will have on him a more powerful effect while it lasts, and it will last longer. The Affair at the Semiramis Hotel by A. E. W. Mason [1917]

His taciturnity, though the effect of prudence and self-control, was certainly not due to any lack of geniality or any want of sympathy with others. Locke by Thomas Fowler [1880]

Thomas Paine They know not how to go about it, neither have they power to effect it if they did know. The American Crisis by Thomas Paine

T. H. Huxley Reduced to its elements, this argument implies that an effect produced with trouble by an intelligent agent must, ‘a fortiori’, be more troublesome, if not impossible, to an unintelligent agent. Essays by T. H. Huxley

The effect follows, in varying degree, whether the preternatural agent or propensity believed in is of a higher or a lower cast. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

The fact is that they are there to see, of course, but the effect is that they are there to be seen. Literature and Life by William Dean Howells

Anatole France I asked my teacher if it was possible that a disguise could have such an effect on nature and if the shape of the child could follow that of a garment. At the Sign of the Reine Pédauque by Anatole France

Arthur Conan Doyle Such an occasion is recorded by Macaulay, when he tells how in some Indian hill station, where books were rare, he let loose a copy of “Clarissa.” The effect was what might have been expected. Through the Magic Door by Arthur Conan Doyle [1907]

Anthony Trollope Otherwise all that my friends may say on the matter can have no effect on me. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

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

George Meredith I have to stay at least some days, and wear through it, and then, if I have to speak to my poor father, you can imagine the effect on him. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

In order to effect this, his Shereefian Majesty seeks to involve in debt all the merchants, natives, or foreigners, tempting them by the offer of profuse credit. Travels in Morocco by James Richardson

Thomas Hardy The effect upon her old lover was electric, far stronger than the effect of his presence upon her. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Anthony Trollope This capability had already been exercised in New York, where it had been efficacious, though the effect had not been great. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Sigmund Freud Modern authors have therefore sought to achieve a similar tragic effect by expressing the same conflict in stories of their own invention. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

George Gissing Yule put on his eyeglasses, and soon made a discovery which had the effect of completing the transformation of his visage. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

George Gissing They have all passed away, but not without leaving their effect upon you; no, not a word you speak, not a thought you think, is without some effect on your own nature. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

The closet drama does not come under this limitation, for in effect it is almost as free as fiction to introduce mystical, symbolic, and invisible presences. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Money, which in other countries goes a long way, will almost do every thing with the Government of Morocco. It will also effect much with the people. Travels in Morocco by James Richardson

But these words had no effect on Aleksander. He talked all the more earnestly, and although his voice was so low, it had the sound of a brass trumpet. In the World by Maksim Gorky

Arthur Conan Doyle Their effect upon the general was extraordinary. The Mystery of Cloomber by Arthur Conan Doyle [1889]

The effect upon young Ormiston was so painful that many looked another way. The Imperialist by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1904]

The effect of the ghostly may be attained with much more unity in a short story or playlet than in a novel or long drama, for in the more lengthy form much outside matter is necessarily included. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

William Morris The disregard of them will spoil the effect of the best designed type. The Art and Craft of Printing by William Morris [1902]

Henry James The effect on Mr. Prodmore was striking. Covering End by Henry James [1898]

Anthony Trollope My father has so spoken of you to me that I do esteem you; but that has no effect in touching my heart, therefore I cannot become your wife. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

John Hill Burton The effect generally is — and it is strikingly developed in England — to make each portion more complicated and extensive than the whole would be under a uniform system. Introduction to the Study of the Works of Jeremy Bentham by John Hill Burton

They became more and more restive, and their letters were peppered with the word ‘practical’, meaning in effect more handwriting lessons and more arithmetic. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

What checked him at the crucial moment was the familiar, harmless aspect of common things, the steady light, the open book on the table, the solitude, the peace, the home-like effect of the place. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

George Gissing Carlyle taught pretty much the same thing, at bottom; but his humour and his puritanism made the effect different. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

H. G. Wells The effect of the New Accelerator passed like the drawing of a curtain, vanished in the movement of a hand. Twelve Stories and a Dream by H. G. Wells [1903]

Henry James His voice was soft and flat, his pleasant eyes, his simple tones tending to the solemn, achieved at moments that effect of quaintness which is, in certain connexions, socially so known and enjoyed. Mrs. Medwin by Henry James [1901]

H. G. Wells Here we are and here in effect we have to stick. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

I believed he had played this trick himself to show the effect of his power, and so did the Balyuz; but he said he had been obliged to pay ten dollars to the thief before he would give it up. Journal of Adventures in Somali Land by John Hanning Speke [1864]

But the desired effect had not been obtained. Miss Lonelyhearts by Nathanael West [1933]

John Galsworthy The expression on her facehungry and hard and feverish — had the most peculiar effect on Soames; his heart ached, and leaped with relief at the same time. Swan Song by John Galsworthy

The tormenting incertitudes of that hour were cruel enough to overcome, almost, the sensations of thirst, of hunger, to engender a restlessness that had the effect of renewed vigour. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Wilkie Collins It was one of his sober days; and, for the first time, a word from me seemed to have an effect on him. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

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 could sort of feel his effect going on all round. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

Henry James The effect of an acquaintance with the text was to depress Delia, who didn’t exactly see what there was in it to take back or explain away. The Reverberator by Henry James [1888]

Edith Wharton But the scene was playing such a lively tune on Bernald’s own sensibilities that for the moment he could not adjust himself to the probable effect it produced on his companion. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

Edmund Burke Nothing long continued in the same manner, nothing very suddenly varied, can be beautiful; because both are opposite to that agreeable relaxation which is the characteristic effect of beauty. On the Sublime and Beautiful by Edmund Burke [1757]

M. P. Shiel If nature be phenomenon and nothing else, it is conceivable how one mind may, by its forceful action upon other minds, effect in them a sense of variation from the usual succession of phenomena. Shapes in the Fire by M. P. Shiel [1896]

He watched the effect of his words. Tales of Unrest by Joseph Conrad [1898]

Charles Kingsley So the next time he was cross, she tried laughingly the effect of her newly-discovered spell; and was horror-struck at the storm which she evoked. Two Years Ago by Charles Kingsley

Isabella Bird The beauty of the designs, whether in fretwork of wood or stone, is remarkable, and the effect is enhanced by the filling in of the interstices with coloured glass, usually amber and pale blue. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Elizabeth Gaskell It was his character that produced this effect — character that he never thought about, but that appeared in every word, and look, and motion. Mr. Harrison’s Confessions by Elizabeth Gaskell [1851]

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

Now, I have been informed that, if suitable terms can be arranged, it would be possible for you to effect this escape. The Red Rat’s Daughter by Guy Boothby [1899]

Who killed her?” A sudden quenching of the last spark of intelligence in the old man’s eye was the dreadful effect of these words. Agatha Webb by Anna Katharine Green

Wilkie Collins The effect on my mind was startling in the extreme. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

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

G. K. Chesterton But in order to effect the former he would sometimes fight for his freedom with startling energy, from which men were sometimes lucky to escape with a broken head instead of a broken neck. The Man Who Knew Too Much by G. K. Chesterton

But an effect can become a cause, reinforcing the original cause and producing the same effect in an intensified form, and so on indefinitely. Politics and the English Language by George Orwell

E. Phillips Oppenheim She had justified to the fullest extent the old contention that beauty is not a permanent and unchanging thing, but an effect of chance, an evanescent quality, possessed one minute and gone the next. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Twice in my sea life I have had occasion to be impressed by the preserving effect of a fender. Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad [1921]

Anthony Trollope Those who are old enough can well remember the effect which it had, and the welcome which was given to the different numbers as they appeared. Thackeray by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Algernon Blackwood And, in our little party, we could flatter ourselves that we all belonged to the last category, so far as the general effect was concerned. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

John Galsworthy Upright and a little flushed, she moved her small, shrewd eyes from face to face, trying to gauge the effect of her words. The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

A sense of fitness always enhances the effect of beauty. Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope

Madame de la Motte formed a plan to get this costly ornament into her own possession, and determined to make the Cardinal de Rohan the instrument by which to effect it. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

The effect which these doctrines have upon the confidence reposed in the profession is a matter of opinion. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

Arthur Conan Doyle I determined to effect the change. Tales of Terror and Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle [1923]

Anthony Trollope Clodius, as soon as the enactment against Cicero became law, caused it be carried into effect with all its possible cruelties. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Nikolai Gogol It even had no effect upon his work: amid all these annoyances he never made a single mistake in a letter. The Cloak by Nikolai Gogol

As he went back to his own room his face was full of anger, and such was the effect of this visit on him that he declined to see any one else that day. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green

H.P. Lovecraft His passage over it would sometimes increase the groaning below, but generally it would produce no effect at all, since he moved very noiselessly. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H.P. Lovecraft [1927]

George Eliot Esther’s deed had its effect beyond the momentary one, but the effect was not visible in the rigid necessities of legal procedure. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

Wilkie Collins There are some people who find a strangely exciting effect produced on their spirits by the noise, and rush, and tumult of the elements on a stormy day. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

Elizabeth Gaskell Of course, the only effect would be to make him stand by her still more for her frankness. A Dark Night’s Work by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

George Berkeley And in effect the doctrine of abstraction has not a little contributed towards spoiling the most useful parts of knowledge. A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge by George Berkeley [1710]

Thomas Hardy The effect upon Eustacia was palpable. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

But the poem — for in spite of the prose passages, the little work is in effect simply a poem — is not all sentiment and dreams. Landmarks in Literature--French by Lytton Strachey

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]

George Meredith She put on her bonnet hastily, tried the effect of a peculiar smile in the mirror, and lightly ran down-stairs. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

On one of these sat a small, pale, and wrinkled person, motionlessly shadowed and yielding an effect as of some fading, antique portrait in chiaroscuro. Lost Horizon by James Hilton

H. G. Wells That is the necessary effect of an autobiographical perspective. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

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]

Bronislaw Malinowski It would be interesting to note what effect the widespread practice of exchange of relatives (see above) had on the treatment of wives. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

Anna Katherine Green Any proof of this could have but the one effect of exonerating from all blame the woman who had so impressed him. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

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]

Virginia Woolf The effect was extraordinary — coming in to dinner in the sunset. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf [1925]

When you rebuild on a large scale, what you do in effect is to scoop out the centre of the town and redistribute it on the outskirts. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell [1937]

Virginia Woolf As usual, she saw something which her father and mother did not see, and the effect of that something was to suspend Cyril’s behavior in her mind without any qualification at all. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

This had the effect of inducing them, whether friends or foes, to decamp, and we were not troubled with them while we were here. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

Victor Hugo With a speed of twelve miles an hour, a force of twenty pounds exerted on the wheel produces three hundred thousand pounds’ effect on the course. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

James Hogg The weaver’s speech had such an effect on me that both he and his wife were alarmed at my looks. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg [1824]

Thomas Hobbes So that the effect which redoundeth to one man by another man's defect of right is but so much diminution of impediments to the use of his own right original. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

George Meredith The effect was, to cut off all communication between us. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

John Lewis Burckhard The wind and weather are not believed to have any effect upon the sound. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

This effect is wrought partly by a coercive, educational adaptation of the habits of all individuals, partly by a selective elimination of the unfit individuals and lines of descent. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

Algernon Blackwood But, at the same time, the picture his brief words conveyed had the effect of restoring me to my normal world again. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

G. K. Chesterton The effect in both cases was to suggest dreadful deformities in two persons who happened to be exceptionally cleanly built. The Flying Inn by G. K. Chesterton [1914]

Henry James It had the effect of simplification after too multiplied an appeal — it brought up her spirits. The Reverberator by Henry James [1888]

I often think of poor Guzman, though, and wonder if my shot left any permanent effect on him. Her Father’s Name by Florence Marryat [1878]

William Godwin Such was the case with certain optical delusions, which were practised on the unsuspecting, and were contrived to produce on them the effect of supernatural revelations. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

H. G. Wells His former life of research became invested with an effect of immense dignity and of a steadfast singleness of purpose. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

Henry James I described to you,” she triumphantly set forth, “the effect of it — which is a very different thing. The Sacred Fount by Henry James [1901]

The effect was awkward and embarrassing to all parties. The Avenger by Thomas de Quincey

F. Scott Fitzgerald Never more than two or three were dancing at once, but as all were continually in motion running to and from their mothers for encouragement, the general effect was the same. All the Sad Young Men by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1926]

At length she heard a slight sigh, and with an evil joy she raised the curtain in order to see for herself the effect of the terrible poison. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

Esmeer’s idea came with an effect of real emancipation to several of us. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

She dreaded the effect of her husband’s cold and passionless manner upon Aurora’s impressionable nature. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

We had before seen the view from these heights, but the effect never was more striking than at this moment. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Anthony Trollope On him the effect was altogether distressing. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Edward Bellamy The effect of change in surroundings is like that of lapse of time in making the past seem remote. Looking Backward From 2000 to 1887 by Edward Bellamy

He could hear its voice, he could understand its silence, and he could interpret both for us in his prose with all that felicity and sureness of effect that belong to a poetical conception alone. Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad [1921]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Yet when he lifted his soft felt hat from his head and bowed with an ease and effect palpably acquired in other countries, his appearance was far from unpleasant. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

Joseph Furphy Your business keeps you on the move,” he continued,\ looking at the paper beside him; “and it might be difficult to effect service. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

She gave directions for its sale, and instructions for obtaining the necessary papers to effect it. Lodore by Mary Shelley

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

Wilkie Collins The stimulant had a very strange effect on me. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

He permitted the transaction of several minor affairs, and Mr. Peck, as Moderator, conducted the business with his habitual exactness and effect of far-off impersonality. Annie Kilburn by William Dean Howells

Arthur Conan Doyle I have enclosed with this a rough chart of our journey, which may have the effect of making the account rather easier to understand. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

Sigmund Freud In the same place I went on to the conclusion that the forgetting of dreams must also be explained as an effect of endopsychic resistance. Fragment of an Analysis of a Case of Hysteria by Sigmund Freud [1905]

Jules Verne These hints produced an effect exactly opposite to what was desired or intended, and the doctor trembled with impatience. Five Weeks in a Balloon by Jules Verne [1869]

At the seaport at which we landed I found a letter from Faber. My instructions had reached him in time to effect the purchase on which his descriptions had fixed my desire. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

F. Scott Fitzgerald The effect on the whole was bad. Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

It goes without saying that no apparel can be considered elegant, or even decent, if it shows the effect of manual labor on the part of the wearer, in the way of soil or wear. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

Nathaniel Hawthorne The effect of his imprudence was not long in manifesting itself; though insensibility, which at another time would have been the result, did not now follow. Fanshawe by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1826]

Wilkie Collins The effect of it on me may be told in two words: I screamed. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

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

It is not the effect of specific training, and yet it is the effect of training. Literature and Life by William Dean Howells

Wilkie Collins I find it quite impossible to explain the effect which she produces on me. The First Officer’s Confession by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Theodore Dreiser The effect of the city and his own situation on Hurstwood was paralleled in the case of Carrie, who accepted the things which fortune provided with the most genial good-nature. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Victor Hugo The effect of his appearance had been surprising. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

The effect of Milton’s furious denunciation of Morus had been to damage his credit in religious circles, and to make mothers of families shy of allowing him to visit at their houses. Milton by Mark Pattison [1879]

I have been, and still am, particularly anxious to guard against disappointment on your part, as I know the effect that such a disappointment is apt to produce upon a person’s life. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

M. P. Shiel It had somehow an effect of pain upon me. Shapes in the Fire by M. P. Shiel [1896]

Henry James Well then, that other sweet evening was what the present sweet evening would resemble; with the quite calculable effect of an exquisite inward refreshment. The Golden Bowl by Henry James [1904]

Henry Kingsley So he broke out into sudden and furious rebellion, much to Marston’s amusement, who treasured up every word he said in his anger, and used them afterwards with fearful effect against him. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

Virginia Woolf He complained of the “generalizing character” of Shelley’s style, which, he said, had the effect of making him “not an individual character” to him. The Death of the Moth and other essays by Virginia Woolf [1942]

And now the prospect for Larose was so hopeless, as he could do absolutely nothing to help himself, not knowing where to start at making any effort to effect his escape. The Grave-digger of Monks Arden by Arthur Gask [1938]

Thomas Hardy But the loss of his labour produced little effect upon the reddleman. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

George Gissing Though the day had been so unusually long and fatiguing, Lady Ogram seemed to feel no effect of it; her eyes were still lustrous she held herself with as much dignity as when the guests arrived. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

H. G. Wells And after the chops and the most of the tinned salmon and the very new loaf were gone they fell to with fine effect upon a tapioca pudding. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

H. G. Wells Its effect upon me was to make me in many respects adolescent again. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

The pretence that it is a novel is very thin; in effect it is a tract purporting to show that revolutionary creeds are rationalisations of neurotic impulses. Collected Essays by George Orwell

G. K. Chesterton And certain questions have arisen, especially questions about the identity or accuracy of the type, which have not been without an effect on more important things. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

Walter Scott To effect Wilson’s liberation was my principal object, and I doubted not to find the means. The Heart of Mid-Lothian by Walter Scott [1818]

Nathaniel Hawthorne The entire array, moreover, clad in burnished steel, and with plumage nodding over their bright morions, had a brilliancy of effect which no modern display can aspire to equal. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1850]

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]

It was the tragedy of his life that he should miss the fullest effect of his jesting. The Chronicles of Clovis by Saki

Anthony Trollope Its effect upon Bertram had not been exhilarating. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

F. Scott Fitzgerald In the dim light the effect was distinctly pleasing. Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Advancement was followed by attempts to give serious effect to its lesson. Bacon by R. W. Church [1884]

But the result resulted—the effect was produced: and it was left to those who were clever enough to improve upon the means. The English Novel by George Saintsbury [1913]

Elizabeth Gaskell It showed the effect of her words. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]