Phrases with "either"

The dwelling, a rather ugly one, apparently, stood in the center of its grounds, which as nearly as I could make out in the gloom were destitute of either flowers or grass. Can Such Things Be? by Ambrose Bierce [1893]

E. Phillips Oppenheim So far as one can see, either De Besset has shot himself, or been shot by some one else. The Glenlitten Murder by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1929]

Anthony Trollope When he did come he annoyed her either by moroseness or tyranny, or by an affectation of loving good-humour, which was the more disagreeable alternative of the two. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Yet in truth it is difficult to trace any fundamental change either in her theory or her practice in constitutional matters throughout her life. Queen Victoria by Lytton Strachey

Many of the copies existing in Italy are found to be either mutilated or else branded with a cross. On the Magnet by William Gilber

Wilkie Collins But two alternatives presented themselves: either to abandon the hope of making any discovery — or to attempt to penetrate Alban ‘s motives by means of pure guesswork, pursued in the dark. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

Charles Stur The direction of the hills was nearly north and south, extending at either hand to a distance beyond the range of vision or telescope. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

H. Rider Haggard Once more there came the sound of feet and lo! men marched in from the darkness on either side. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

Elizabeth Gaskell They may want me to go out by the next steamer, that will be on Saturday.’ He began to eat and drink standing, but I think he was quite unconscious of the nature of either his food or his drink. Cousin Phillis by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

Jack London In either case they must forego home and children and all that makes life worth living and old age other than a nightmare. The People of the Abyss by Jack London [1903]

Maria Edgeworth You see I had nothing at home, either in the shape of husband or children, to engage my affections. Belinda. by Maria Edgeworth

Arthur Conan Doyle Of personal equipment he either had none or he had lost it in his journey. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

H.P. Lovecraft Pious cusses, these was — they didn’t leave nothin’ standin’ on either the main island or the little volcanic islet excep’ what parts of the ruins was too big to knock daown. The Shadow over Innsmouth by H.P. Lovecraft [1931]

E. F. Benson There! What are we playing for, by the way?” “Bob a hundred,” said the Padre, forgetting to be either Scotch or archaic. Miss Mapp by E. F. Benson [1922]

But drawing her nearer towards me, my eye long followed wistfully the path of light, dividing the darkness on either hand, till it closed in the sloping horizon. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

Mark Twain A new-comer of any age or either sex was an impressive curiosity in the poor little shabby village of St. Petersburg. This boy was well dressed, too — well dressed on a week-day. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain [1876]

Edith Wharton Relief — contrast — that was it! She had never had any, either in her appearance or in her setting. The Hermit and the Wild Woman and other stories by Edith Wharton [1908]

Daniel Defoe As for my gentleman, he stayed out, as he told me he would, till late at night, and there was not the least suspicion in the family either on his account or on mine. The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe [1683]

Charles Dickens The November morning was long in coming; nor did she perceive any change either for the worse or the better before the doctor came, about eight o’clock. The Haunted House by Charles Dickens [1859]

Jules Verne There is no help for it, you must either take my offer or leave it. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

George Elio You’ll be obliged to have some managing man, who will either cheat you out of your money or wheedle you into marrying him. Mr. Gilfil’s Love Story by George Elio

Eke some men had sayd, that the counseilyng of wommen is either too dere, or too litel of pris. Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales for the Modern Reader by prepared & edited by Arthur Burrell MA

Henry Handel Richardson And not know how to explain it either to her dreadfully big family of brothers and sisters, most of them older than her. Growing Pains by Henry Handel Richardson

Anthony Trollope The shops, indeed, came within a very few yards of her on either side; but as the neighbouring shops on each side were her own property, this was not unbearable. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope That had been added by the stupid father, who was, without doubt, the biggest fool that either America or Ireland had ever produced. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Edna St. Vincent Millay The heart can push the sea and land Farther away on either hand; The soul can split the sky in two, And let the face of God shine through. Renascence and other poems by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Wilkie Collins Sir Percival either knows little, or will tell me little, about it. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

With this aim in view I have devoted chapters to features which have now either dropped out of the existing versions, or only survive in a subordinate form, e. From Ritual to Romance by Jessie L. Weston [1920]

Baldwin Spencer They have nothing whatever to do with regulating marriage, nor are they hereditary in either the paternal or maternal line. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Arnold Bennett Now the bacon — but never mind that — either Miss Hilda or me will be down tomorrow morning to show you. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

Baldwin Spencer The surface may be either grooved (Plate XVIII., Figs. 2 and 3) or roughly smoothed down, and the decoration takes the form of a series of bands of red, yellow and white. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

An equal fate on either side appears: We, tacking to the left, are free from fears; For, from Pelorus’ point, the North arose, And drove us back where swift Pantagias flows. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

Edith Wharton It ain’t going to do either of us any good to drag this thing out. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

M. R. James Of Paxton’s agitation all this time I can give you no adequate picture: he breathed like a hunted beast, and we could not either of us look at his face. A Warning to the Curious and other ghost stories by M. R. James

Arthur Machen If we want a box of chocolates or a packet of cigarettes after eight o’clock at night, we cannot get either without breaking the law. Dreads and Drolls by Arthur Machen

They met on the Uxbridge Road, but no damage was done to either party. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

A. Cells, either floating, as in the blood, or fixed, like those in the cancellated structure of bone, already referred to. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

There’s no hope for me if either of them come, and I’m taking a terrible risk. The Master Spy by Arthur Gask [1936]

Samuel Johnson His versification, which is such as his contemporaries practised, without any attempt at innovation or improvement, seldom wants either melody or force. Lives of the Poets by Samuel Johnson

H. G. Wells Ideas of personal enrichment were swamped in their universal conviction that their class must now either work together and master the world, or leave it. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Virginia Woolf Thus occupied with his own sensations and preparations, he had little time to observe what either of the other two was feeling. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

I’ve seen Foster frown when anyone contradicted him, and I’ve seen Miss Wilmot look at her friend when she overruled her, and there wasn’t much meekness in either of them. The Place of the Lion by Charles Williams [1931]

Henry Kingsley They will come either by the Swiftsure or the Norfolk, and we have got their rooms ready for them. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

Anthony Trollope She had early resolved not to throw away either herself or her chances. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

Theodore Dreiser We don’t either of us look like our father or mother. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

He was silent, either not hearing my question or not caring to answer it. In the World by Maksim Gorky

The darkness above, below, and on either side of it, began to shape itself into the semblance of a huge, black wall, without bounds. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

Arthur Conan Doyle The Abbot only sprang forward with shining eyes; but the chancellor and the master hung upon either arm and wrested him back out of danger’s way. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

E. Phillips Oppenheim As for you, young man, you are either a double-crossing blunderer or a traitor to the Service which maintains you. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

Barris was quiet, scarcely uttering a word to either of us during the entire search. The Maker of Moons by Robert W. Chambers

George Meredith He had now a double reason for exclaiming at the folly of Willoughby. Willoughby’s treatment of her showed either temper or weariness. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Henry Handel Richardson He either sat mum, or barked out short, staccato sentences: the “and that’s that!” style of thing which effectually put a stopper on conversation. Sister Ann by Henry Handel Richardson

They grew on either side in dense rows, but between their stalks I could see the country beyond, which lay all bright in the sunlight. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

Arthur Conan Doyle Between us we got him erect on the settee and stood on either side of him. The Maracot Deep by Arthur Conan Doyle [1929]

Anthony Trollope The sender has either written something himself which he wishes to force you to read, or else he has been desirous of wounding you by some ill-natured criticism upon yourself. Dr. Wortle’s school by Anthony Trollope

H. G. Wells Rud perhaps had a quicker grasp of a general situation, but it was instinctive, not reasoned; Bodisham’s turn for either massed details or isolated details was not to be equalled. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

It is now heard no more as a piece of popular slang; but the words are still used to signify any sudden outburst either of fire, disturbance, or ill-nature. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

I don’t see how we can make either her or this precious nephew of hers speak up. Marauders by Night by Arthur Gask [1951]

Wentworth, angered by it, went on rashly: “Did you have a pleasant time?” He might have meant the question for either or both. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

H. G. Wells We must blunder against men an ampler training on either side would have made our allies, we must smart and lose our tempers and do the foolish things that are done in the heat of the day. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

Tobias Smolle What renders them the more curious, they are still entire, and very little affected, either by the ravages of time, or the havoc of war. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

Francis Bacon For there is nothing found among us, either tangible or spirituous, which does not contract warmth when put near fire. The New Organon by Francis Bacon [1620]

Anthony Trollope To do either seemed to be equally difficult, and for a while he sat there almost gasping in his misery. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

John Stuart Mill But disinterested benevolence can find other instruments to persuade people to their good, than whips and scourges, either of the literal or the metaphorical sort. On Liberty by John Stuart Mill [1859]

There was no handrail, but the walls enclosed the well of the staircase on either side. The Haunted Woman by David Lindsay [1922]

Anne Bronte The scene, indeed, was not remarkably cheerful in itself, either within or without. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte [1848]

Anne Bronte I positively think I ill-use her sometimes, when I’ve taken too much — but I can’t help it, for she never complains, either at the time or after. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte [1848]

Wilkie Collins The fathers and mothers on either side kept the babies according to the captain’s principle of distribution, in despair of knowing what else to do. The Fatal Cradle by Wilkie Collins [1861]

George Gissing Ideas of national advance have been either utterly lost sight of, or grossly confused with mere material gain. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

But I can’t remember any murderer, either in my own experience, or in case-histories, who resembled him. The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

E. Phillips Oppenheim I feel that it would be heartless to ask him to leave the hotel; but, at the same time, if he remains, and continues in the same way, he will certainly either die or go mad very shortly. To Win the Love He Sought by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1895]

Radclyffe Hall His face got on her nerves, too; it was growing daily more like Uncle John’s, and not young Uncle John’s either — old Uncle John’s. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

Henry Adams Least of all was any use made of reason, either analytic, synthetic, or dogmatic. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

A word, either in his ear, or in the ear of the Chief Commissioner of the Police, would have been quite sufficient. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

Marjorie Bowen There were windows on either side: one way looking onto the river, the other onto the street. The Sign-Painter and the Crystal Fishes by Marjorie Bowen

D.H. Lawrence On either side spread the sort of moorland of the wide pass-head. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

In either case there was considerable risk, but in one there was the certainty of loss, whereas in the other there was a material advantage to justify the risk. The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman [1911]

George Meredith Of this I am convinced: he would be either the most abject of lovers, or a woman (if it turned out not to be love) would find him the most unscrupulous of yoke-fellows. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

E. Phillips Oppenheim This meeting in the curved archway passage with a flunkey at either end was the first since he had taken leave of her at her house one night three years ago, after an evening at the opera. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Walter Scott No noise could penetrate into the iron silence of his prison — no rumour, either touching his own fate or that of his friends. The Betrothed by Walter Scott [1825]

Wilkie Collins Possibly she had a hard heart? or perhaps she took a dislike to me, at first sight? It made no difference to my mind, either way. The Guilty River by Wilkie Collins [1886]

H. G. Wells But I did not care a curse about either the Catholic or the Protestant brand of sacerdotalism, except to dislike them both. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Henry Adams All this knowledge would not have affected either the Minister or his son in 1862. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

On either side the bands threw down their arms, even the veterans wept, and our party held out their hands to their foes, while a gush of love and deepest amity filled every heart. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

George MacDonald I stood fascinated, unconscious of either courage or fear. Lilith by George MacDonald

At that time I didn’t either know or greatly care whether the business was really in a bad way or not. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

Olaf Stapledon Two of the three feet were also mouths, which could either draw sap from the root or devour foreign matter. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

From hence then it is manifest, that the contemplation of the loss of good things will afflict us in as great a measure as either the firm hope or present enjoyment of them delights us. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

But either I had changed more than I had supposed in the five years that had elapsed, or the gentleman’s eyesight was not very acute (it turned out that he was distinctly near-sighted). Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

It ended as usual, in the discomfiture of the Aztecs, who were either slaughtered on the spot still wet with the blood of their own victims, or pitched headlong down the sides of the pyramid. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

I had old hatreds to turn to account, old friendships to make use of; I no longer had either credit or protectors. Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

H. G. Wells Ridiculous of course! But that too shows — That either dream is to be regarded as in any way significant or prophetic beyond what I have categorically said, I do not for one moment suggest. The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth by H. G. Wells [1904]

All I do know is, that the pills and the box produced here last week were not, either of them, the pills and the box she had from me. Abel Crew by Ellen Wood [1874]

Inflated skins were fastened to their loins, and thus supported, they were tugged across by Arabs swimming on either side of them. Eothen by Alexander William Kinglake [1844]

Theodore Dreiser She looked much at what she could see of the Hudson from her west windows and of the great city building up rapidly on either hand. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Frederick Marryat Indeed, there was every reason for not increasing the establishment; for the rents were either paid in part or not paid at all. Children of the New Forest by Frederick Marryat [1847]

Sir Walter Scott Thus each being wrapped in his own unpleasant ruminations, there was hardly a word said on either side, until they reached the Four Horse-shoes, by which sign the little inn was distinguished. The Antiquary by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Charles Stur Mr. Stuart had stationed himself in the bed of the creek, which sloped down on either side, and was partially shaded by gum-trees. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

William Dampier This custom we observed all the time we lay here, feeding sometimes on land-turtle, sometimes on sea-turtle, there being plenty of either sort. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

H. G. Wells It came so fast that either by contrast Williams seemed to shrink and shrivel, or else he did actually shrink and shrivel. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

E. Phillips Oppenheim There has been no word from either of them for twenty-four hours. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

Arthur Conan Doyle She had a great bundle of red papers under her arm, while Charles, who sat behind her clad in Norfolk jacket and knickerbockers, bore a similar roll protruding from either pocket. Beyond the City by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Rafael Sabatini But the more open spaces, such as the strand on either side of the mole, the square before the sôk, and the approaches of Asad’s fortress, were thronged with a motley roaring crowd. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

E. T. A. Hoffmann Of course there was no further mention made of either Splendiano or Pitichinaccio’s accompanying Signor Pasquale to Nicolo’s theatre, for they were both confined to their bed beplastered all over. Signor Formica by E. T. A. Hoffmann [1820]

Balefire devoured, greediest spirit, those spared not by war out of either folk: their flower was gone. Beowulf by translated by Francis Gummere

Charles Stur Had the drought continued for a month longer than it pleased the Almighty to terminate it, that creek would have been as dry as the desert on either side. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

Radclyffe Hall She looked at the round white stones with the white posts on either side and then at the white door. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

Guy de Maupassan I felt sure that I should be able to make her talk and get the truth out of her, either by money or cunning, and so I asked her to meet me early one morning in a quiet square. Mad by Guy de Maupassan

Charles Dickens The escort were two mounted patriots in red caps and tri-coloured cockades, armed with national muskets and sabres, who rode one on either side of him. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

H. G. Wells I have no strong moral or religious convictions to assist me either to endure or deny this—this urgency. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

H. G. Wells What do YOU mean to do — anyhow?” “There’s ways of living,” I said, “Without either fraud or lying. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

We knew from Castro that O’Brien had gone to Havana, either to take the news of Don Balthasar’s death himself, or else to prevent the news spreading there too soon. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Leslie Stephen There is no such thing, he said in his decline, as “a fine old gentleman;” if so and so had had either a mind or a body worth a farthing, “they would have worn him out long ago. Swift by Leslie Stephen [1882]

Anthony Trollope He might do so either by word of mouth, or by pen and paper; by the former in Parliament, by the latter at his desk. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

She was not brought into this house either by me or by my mother, nor was she kept here. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

Anna Katherine Green He was even inclined to doze, when he suddenly became aware of some change either in himself or in what lay about him. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

Now I must prove myself to her to be either of a decidedly despicable nature or else one of the best of men, which no doubt she had been imagining me to be. The Beachy Head Murder by Arthur Gask [1941]

Oscar Wilde The plaintiff, unfortunately, was unable to be present at either of the trials. Intentions by Oscar Wilde [1891]

If you set up any less goal than this, you will either hand the victory to Franco, or, at best, let in Fascism by the back door. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

Sidney Colvin Before I felt interested in either Reynolds or Haydon, I was well-read in their faults; yet knowing them both I have been cementing gradually with both. Keats by Sidney Colvin [1887]

This is how we stood to each other, and none of it was clear to either of us at the outset. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

Robert Burns He loved to meet Burns: not that he either cared for or comprehended poetry; but he was pleased with his knowledge of human nature, and with the keen and piercing remarks in which he indulged. The Poetical Works of Robert Burns by Robert Burns

Charlotte Perkins Gilman I can give no ideaeither now, after long and happy experience of it, or as it seemed then, in the first measureless wonder — of the beauty and power of the love they gave us. Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1915]

Henry Adams If there was a well-dressed lady at table, she was either an American or “fast. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Leon Trotsky There I met most of the boys who had either betrayed me, or defended me, or had remained neutral. My Life by Leon Trotsky

If of human origin, it may be either retained or abolished, as may be found expedient. Milton by Mark Pattison [1879]

Baldwin Spencer The remaining performers, who were not decorated, arranged themselves in two lines, one on either side of the Goar, between the Jumungail and the two men seated back to back. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Anthony Trollope I need not here investigate the motives, either great or little, on which this opinion was founded. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

George Gissing But either courage failed him or there was no really good opportunity. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

The position farthest removed on either hand from the Interlocutor. The man was perishing apace Who played the tambourine; The seal of death was on his face — ’Twas pallid, for ’twas clean. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

Jules Verne It would be easy to kill a few of the pigeons which were flying by hundreds about the summit of the plateau, either with sticks or stones. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Of course you are absorbed in your work, and Annette is young, and you don’t either of you mean it. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

Wilkie Collins Might I advise you to rest a little?” “If there is any change, Mrs. Mosey — either for the better or the worse — of course you will let me know?” “Certainly, miss. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

Anthony Trollope I could not do so last night, and I shall be back in London either to-night or before you are up tomorrow morning. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Henry James He either does that or he doesn’t — and if he doesn’t he isn’t worth speaking of. The Lesson of the Master by Henry James [1888]

Thomas More They do not apply themselves to agriculture, nor do they care either for their houses or their clothes. Utopia by Thomas More

Charles Dickens The Momuses on either side of him had each another instrument peculiar to the Father of Waters, which may be likened to a stringed weather-glass held upside down. The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens [1860]

Arthur Conan Doyle No verbiage there! But the very spirit of either man and of either party, in the few stern words, which haunt your mind. Through the Magic Door by Arthur Conan Doyle [1907]

Wilkie Collins And I will inform you of the result, either personally or by letter, before the last train leaves for London to-night. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

I have not as yet drank with her, though I must own I cannot help being fond of a lady who has so little disguise of her practice, either in her words or appearance. The Life and Letters of John Gay by Lewis Melville

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu A nice thing, good heaven! if it should wriggle and slip its way out of his pocket, in the jolting and tremble of the drive, and fall into London hands, either rascally or severe. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

Nathaniel Hawthorne But either of these gay young gentlemen will be glad of so pretty a partner. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Guy de Maupassan He lived the life of a misanthrope, quite apart from the great social stream of London, and he was not believed to be either gallant, or ardent in love. Delila by Guy de Maupassan

Baldwin Spencer Each of the spaces and bands was outlined either with yellow or white, and throughout the whole scheme the colours alternated on the two sides. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Elizabeth Von Arnim I never could see that delicacy of constitution is pretty, either in plants or women. Elizabeth and her German Garden by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1898]

Alfred Ainger A foible—if in either case it is to be called a foible—in the character of the two poets, respectively, flashes out into sudden light. Charles Lamb by Alfred Ainger [1882]

And it was not possible that either the ways, the conversation, or the cronies of the Crochallan Club could be welcomed in quieter and more polished circles. Robert Burns by John Campbell Shairp [1879]

What favor, or even mercy, can you expect from the Crown? You have gone too far either to halt, or to recede. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Ye shul no othir ende with me make, That one of yow shal either be ded or take. Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales for the Modern Reader by prepared & edited by Arthur Burrell MA

Leslie Stephen Unluckily, there is not a trace of Johnson’s manner, except in one phrase, in either report, and they are chiefly curious as an indirect testimony to Boswell’s superior powers. Samuel Johnson by Leslie Stephen [1878]

Such dissertations as appear in his writings, on either the one or the other subject, have nothing more original about them than can be found in the most ordinary election speech or pulpit discourse. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

Sir Richard Burton And he ceased not to go from one to other till he had made the round of the whole forty masters, but they would not accept him either to master or apprentice. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

George Gissing She was never quite still save when Mrs. Ormonde sat by her, but at those times she generally kept her face averted, closing her eyes if either of her nurses seemed to watch her. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

E. Phillips Oppenheim She’d either have to hand them over or go to gaol. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

Dante Gabriel Rossetti On this sweet bank your head thrice sweet and dear I lay, and spread your hair on either side, And see the newborn wood flowers bashful-eyed Look through the golden tresses here and there. The House of Life by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Jules Verne Evidently the “Albatross” is going to cross the Caspian into Europe, either by the north into Russia or by the west into the southern countries. Robur the Conqueror by Jules Verne [1887]

Anthony Trollope But as for saying which is right or which is wrong — as to expressing special sympathy on either side in such a quarrel — it is out of the question. North America by Anthony Trollope

Charles Stur On either side the landscape was dark; but the effect was exceedingly striking and unusual. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

Jules Verne Harry was evidently preoccupied, and frequently turned, trying to catch, either some distant noise, or remote glimmer of light. The Underground City by Jules Verne [1877]

Virginia Woolf Without any sense of disloyalty to Terence and Rachel he ceased to think about either of them. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

Anthony Trollope About noon his successor came, and he had the gratification of resigning his armchair to Mr Bonteen. It is generally understood that gentlemen leaving offices give up either seals or a portfolio. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

I can neither be sensibly touched with joy or grief, when I consider, that possibly the cause of either is removed, before the letter comes to my hands. Letters from Turkey by Mary Wortley Montagu [1725]

It was empty, and quite devoid of either the natural or the supernatural. The Childerbridge Mystery by Guy Boothby [1902]

Arthur Conan Doyle These three extracts represent all that has ever been learned about either of them, and in these even there are several statements which the press at the time showed to be incredible. The Fate of the Evangeline by Arthur Conan Doyle

William Makepeace Thackeray The captain is to cast anchor with the girl’s faith in her own eyes; either image might pass by itself, but together, like the quadrupeds of Kilkenny, they devour each other. The Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush by William Makepeace Thackeray [1838]

Under these circumstances, it was clearly Pizarro’s policy to do one of two things; to treat the opposite faction either as friends, or as open enemies. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

George Eliot Pray, how have you shown your love, that you talk of, either to me or my father? By disobeying and deceiving us. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

Nellie Bly There was a door on either side and one could hardly have told that there was a dingy lamp there to cast a light on the scene had not the odor from it been so loud. Around the World in Seventy-Two Days by Nellie Bly [1890]

Georges dressed there in front of Emma, and there was no false modesty on either side. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

It was sold either by the loaf or the pound. Old Cookery Books and Ancient Cuisine by William Carew Hazli

Blank verse is like the Djin in the Arabian Nights; it is either the most terrible of masters, or the most powerful of slaves. Books and Characters by Lytton Strachey

H. G. Wells The two men in red stopped on either side of this door. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

Virginia Woolf For the good diarist writes either for himself alone or for a posterity so distant that it can safely hear every secret and justly weigh every motive. The Common Reader by Virginia Woolf [1925]

Marjorie Bowen She either hated him or loved him—and after all, it came to the same. The Rake’s Progress by Marjorie Bowen [1912]

Thomas Carlyle Everything done, suffered or proposed, in Parliament or out of it, is either just or else unjust; either is accepted by the gods and eternal facts, or is rejected by them. Latter-Day Pamphlets by Thomas Carlyle

Daniel Defoe The gardens extend almost to the bank of the river, yet are never overflowed; nor are there any marshes on either side the river to make the waters stagnate, or the air unwholesome on that account. From London to Land’s End by Daniel Defoe

Running through the names commencing with B, he was rather surprised to find no less than nine people, whose initials were C.A.B., who lived either in or not very far from the city. His Prey was Man by Arthur Gask [1942]

Charles Dickens But, at this crisis, the Pope, who had his own reasons for objecting to either King John or King Philip being too powerful, interfered. A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens [1852]

Reality, so taken as experience other than the present, might be either the legacy of past experience or the content of experience to come. The Meaning of Truth by William James

Aramis perceived that the superintendent either doubted him, or felt he was powerless to obtain the money. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

Nothing but the winding silver track and the dense scrub on either side. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

Arnold Bennett She was unconscious, either in sleep or otherwise — he could not tell how. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

The question was, is the water there permanent? Digging would be of no avail there, it is all solid rock; either the water is procured on the surface or there is none. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

D. H. Lawrence It was always the same between them; always their talk brought them into a deadly nearness of contact, a strange, perilous intimacy which was either hate or love, or both. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Rudyard Kipling He did not desire that the crew of the Haliotis should come ashore again, either singly or in detachments, and he proposed to turn their steamer into a convict-hulk. The Day’s Work by Rudyard Kipling [1898]

Sir Walter Scott Sir Arthur made the same observation, but without its occurring to either of them to be alarmed at the circumstance. The Antiquary by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

There are social complications which are not to be settled by either law or equity. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Charley Knox vanished; Dr. Hickey and I followed the hounds, splashing into puddles and hobbling over patches of broken stones, till we left the town behind and hedges arose on either hand. Some Experiences of an Irish R.M. by Somerville and Ross [1899]

Daniel Defoe What may probably be the great business this black emperor has at present upon his hands, either in this world, or out of it; and by what agents he works. The History of the Devil by Daniel Defoe

Jules Verne Michael hoped that this fresh meeting at the Zabediero camp would have no disastrous consequences either to his mother or to himself. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

Elizabeth Gaskell Yo cannot have much to tell ’em, that can go either one way or th’ other. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

Anthony Trollope I could not stand it either here or elsewhere, and it seemed to me that other husbands — ay, and even lovers — were as hard pressed as myself. North America by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope I can never bring myself to do anything that shall bring either of them to sorrow. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

He was listening to a round-faced man who was probably either Mr. Patton or Mr. Fotheringay, but in a moment he noticed Roger, waved to him, and presently, parting from his companion, came across. Shadows of Ecstasy by Charles Williams

George Meredith There was no doubt in the bosom of either one of them that exposure was to follow this prelude. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Arthur Conan Doyle It had doors on either side of it, and another grated door at the farther end. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

Sir Walter Scott It is seldom that sleep, after such violent agitation, is either sound or refreshing. The Antiquary by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Jane Austen It is, in short, impossible for us to conjecture the causes or circumstances which may have alienated them, without actual blame on either side. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen [1813]

Henry Kingsley It would not do either for you or me to press him to alter his will. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

E. Phillips Oppenheim On either side of the open road were rolling slopes, with here and there a gigantic oak-tree. The Amazing Partnership by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1914]