Phrases with "election"

Karl Philipp Moritz They tell me that at these elections, when there is a strong opposition party, there is often bloody work; but this election was, in the electioneering phrase, a “hollow thing”— i. Travels in England in 1782 by Karl Philipp Moritz

Anthony Trollope South Carolina threatened secession as soon as Mr. Lincoln’s election was known, while yet there were four months left of Mr. Buchanan’s government. North America by Anthony Trollope

What had the months brought forth, since the election of Mr. Carlyle in April? Be you very sure they had not been without their events. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

The election was only four weeks off; but there wasn’t any excitement. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

Thomas Hobbes The fact of Jehoiada in killing Athaliah133 was either by the authority of King Joash, or it was a horrible crime in the high priest, which ever after the election of King Saul was a mere subject. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

George Eliot Jermyn, with his John Johnson, had added this ugly dirty business of the Treby election to all the long-accumulating list of offences, which Harold was resolved to visit on him to the utmost. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

But his burlesques had met with a better reception, while the election episodes in Don Quixote had seemed to disclose a fresh field for the satire of contemporary manners. Fielding by Austin Dobson

Benjamin Disraeli Bitter is half-pay! It is bitter to muse on vanished youth; it is bitter to lose an election or a suit. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

E. F. Benson For a brief space before the Parliamentary election of 1835 Charlotte tried to kindle Ellen’s interest in politics with dithyrambic outbursts. Charlotte Bronte by E. F. Benson [1932]

Nathaniel Hawthorne The measures advocated by the one party, and resisted by the other, through a long series of years, have now ceased to be the pivots on which the election turns. Life of Franklin Pierce by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

George Gissing My election is by no means a certainty, you know. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

George Meredith The fair chances of my election did not console her, as it did me, by dazzling me. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

From what Mr Macgregor had said, it was clear that it was in his power to secure the doctor’s election by speaking the word. Burmese Days by George Orwell

Anthony Trollope But to men aspiring to be members, or to those who having been once fortunate have again to fight the battle without assurance of success, the coming election must be matter of dread concern. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope At election time he supported, and always carried, Whig candidates; and in return he had been appointed lord lieutenant of the county by one Whig minister, and had received the Garter from another. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

Jules Verne The national party among the natives carried on an active propaganda for the election of a Maori ruler. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

Sinclair Lewis My people pay me an excellent living wage, they appreciate my work, and they honor me by election to the schoolboard. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

George Eliot The election must be won: that would put Harold in good-humour, give him something to do, and leave himself more time to prepare for any crisis. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

His election had brought him no nearer a settlement with her objection to letting the world know of their relations. The Imperialist by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1904]

Anthony Trollope The election of the President is made by universal suffrage, and not by a college of electors. North America by Anthony Trollope

Henry Adams Temper ran high at that moment, while Sumner every day missed his election by only one or two votes. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

George Gissing The Hollingford election interested Dymchurch so little that he had never inquired as to its result; in truth, he had forgotten all about it. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

Sir Walter Scott To-morrow, the Lady Rowena will take upon her the state to which she has been called by the free election of the victor Knight, confirmed by the acclamations of the people. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott [1820]

John Morley The House once more declared the election void. Burke by John Morley [1879]

This election — You’re going up; you’re going on. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

John Morley There was a petition against his return, but the election was confirmed, and he continued to sit for Bristol for six years. Burke by John Morley [1879]

George Gissing Wants pay, you know; do anything for pay; win the election for me without a doubt, if only I pay him; every blackguard in Dunfield hand and glove with him. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

Not election and reprobation as set out in the petty chicanery of Calvin’s Institutes, but the prescience of absolute wisdom revolving all the possibilities of time, space, and matter. Milton by Mark Pattison [1879]

Sinclair Lewis The whole Institute fluttered on the afternoon when the Board of Trustees met in the Hall, for the election of a Director. They were turned from investigators into boarding-school girls. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

Ralph Waldo Emerson The broad ethics of Jesus were quickly narrowed to village theologies, which preach an election or favoritism. The Conduct of Life by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1860]

It is marvellous in a small constituency of 300 average souls, what a queer moral result one of these business-like and narrow investigations which precede an election will furnish. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Anthony Trollope To such a state had Rome come, that for the first six months of this year there were no Consuls, an election being found to be impossible. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Wilkie Collins His grand ambition was to see Julius in Parliament. Julius was offering himself for election in Perthshire, by his father’s express desire, at that moment. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Gertrude Stein In the middle of the presidential election they had a bonfire. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

There are six of the Republicans here, and this election has brought some queer characters into the town. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

Wilkie Collins And where was Julius? Detained in Scotland by election business. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Charles Dickens For look here! Say it’s election time. Doctor Marigold by Charles Dickens [1865]

George Gissing Perhaps you would let me see you again, when the election is over?” “If you promise me to do nothing—but keep out of sight—in the meanwhile. Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing [1891]

Anthony Trollope His enemies were resolved, more firmly than they were resolved before, to knock him altogether on the head at the general election which he had himself called into existence. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

When it turned to wrest the suffrage from the proletariate, at the first election where it attempted to make head against them, it was simply snowed under, as your picturesque phrase is. A Traveler from Altruria by William Dean Howells

James Joyce The walls of the room were bare except for a copy of an election address. Dubliners by James Joyce

Henry Handel Richardson He could no longer concede the tenets of election and damnation. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

Leon Trotsky At the time there was a Landtag election in Vienna. Adler had made speeches at several meetings the day before, and during the night had written his articles and exhortations. My Life by Leon Trotsky

A staunch Royalist, he opposed the election of Oliver Cromwell as member for Cambridge in the Long Parliament, and was in consequence ejected from his coll. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

George Gissing That isn’t my idea; I’m going to win the election clean-handed; satisfaction in looking back on an honest piece of work; what? I’ll have another talk with him tomorrow. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

Maria Edgeworth You remember General Albemarle, who came here one day last year — election time, canvassing — the general that had lost the arm. Ormond by Maria Edgeworth

Catherine Helen Spence The Lower House is elected for three years, and is rarely dissolved till that term has expired, so that for a long time the Presidential election and the Commons election have been simultaneous. A Week in the Future by Catherine Helen Spence

Anthony Trollope And on their behalf,—on behalf of Westmacott and Co.,—there would be treating, and intimidation, and subornation, and fictitious voting, and every sin to which an election is subject. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Francis Bacon The fourth is concerning some brief censure and judgment of the authors; that men thereby may make some election unto themselves what books to read. The Advancement of Learning by Francis Bacon [1605]

E. F. Benson I am standing for election myself on precisely the opposite policy. Lucia's Progress by E. F. Benson [1935]

You will find plenty of people here, especially about election time, to tell you differently, but they will not be telling you the truth, though a great many of them think they are. A Traveler from Altruria by William Dean Howells

George Eliot Now that the election was done with, Harold meant to devote himself to private affairs, till everything lay in complete order under his own supervision. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

Anthony Trollope The nearest approach to a triumph which he had in London came to him from the glory which his election reflected upon his landlady. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope The election took place on a Tuesday,—Tuesday, the 17th of October. On the following day one of the members received a visit in his bedroom at the Percy Standard which was very pleasant to him. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

The election was to come off that week, and people made it their business to be in a bustle over it, collectively and individually. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

So, when this election started, my chief says to me: ‘Here’s our chance at last,’ he says. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

Anthony Trollope It must be explained that ever since the Silverbridge election there had been a growing feeling in Tifto’s mind that he had been ill-treated by his partner. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

Henry Handel Richardson Thus, her first satisfaction at her supposed election was soon ousted by self-righteousness, did she contemplate her unremitting devotion. The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson

Anthony Trollope Phineas was to remain at his office all October, and in November the general election was to take place. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Theodore Dreiser If they did not help him and he failed, and the election were lost, it was their own fault. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Anthony Trollope He did ask me whether he’d have to stand another election at his marriage. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

The election would come on again, as happened commonly enough. The Imperialist by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1904]

Haller lost his election as Physician to the Hospital in his native city of Berne, principally on the ground that he was a poet. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

H. G. Wells She found it practically impossible not to anticipate his election to the Royal Society and the probability of a more important professorship. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

Robert Louis Stevenson He must shake people out of their indifference, and force them to make some election in this world, instead of sliding dully forward in a dream. Familiar Studies of Men and Books by Robert Louis Stevenson

Theodore Dreiser Another election will be held in two years, and then the city administration may not be so unfavorable. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

This court upon every new election makes choice of nine censors out of their own number. The Commonwealth of Oceana by James Harrington

The election of Pierce to the presidency was as remarkable as his nomination. The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns [1906]

Theodore Dreiser He had seen Lester’s election as a director of the C. H. & D. Obviously he was coming back into the world. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

E. F. Benson There’s an election to the Town Council next month. Trouble for Lucia by E. F. Benson [1939]

Sinclair Lewis The heckled speaker was his chief detestation, Eddie Fislinger, president of the Terwillinger College Y.M.C.A., that rusty-haired gopher who had obscenely opposed his election as president. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

Edmund Burke All the oblique insinuations concerning election bottom in this proposition, and are referable to it. Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke [1790]

Jonathan Swif Mr. Harley is to hear the election to-morrow; and we are all to dine with tickets, and hear fine speeches. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

They hold the essence of good to be the reasonable election of things according to Nature. Now the election is not reasonable which is not directed to some end, as has been said before. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

Anthony Trollope Sir Thomas had not seen his ward since the old Squire’s death, and Ralph had not seen Sir Thomas since the election at Percycross and the accident of the broken arm. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Karl Philipp Moritz The election was held in Covent Garden, a large market-place in the open air. Travels in England in 1782 by Karl Philipp Moritz

Theodore Dreiser I wish to remind you that an election is coming on, and that Chicago favors a mayor who is privately moral as well as publicly so. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

You have met, mobbed, rabbled, and thrown dirt at one another, but election by mob is no more free election than Oliver’s election by a standing army. Daniel Defoe by William Minto [1879]

Whether this was legal or not may be doubted, since he owed his election to the terror with which he inspired those who gave him their votes. The Secret History of the Court of Justinian by Procopius [1896]

Theodore Dreiser The propositions involved in those bills should be referred to the people at the next election for approval or not, just as they see fit. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Benjamin Disraeli I do not know who he is exactly, but it is a good name; say a cousin of Lord Rodney until the election is over, and then they may settle it as they like. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

Henry Adams President Taylor owed his election to Martin Van Buren and the Free Soil Party. To him, the Adamses might still be of use. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

His election to the Club could be taken as assured. Burmese Days by George Orwell

George Meredith And not only is he the chosen by election of the chief Universities of his land, he has behind him, as Athene dilating Achilles, the clenched fist of the Prince of thunder and lightning of his time. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

Theodore Dreiser If he (Mollenhauer) could get them he would not particularly care whether the election was lost this fall or not, although he felt satisfied, as had Owen, that it would not be lost. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Miles Franklin Pa had been under heavy election expenses, and was robbed by a partner during his absence. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

Benjamin Disraeli I feel myself the general election will be disastrous. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

George Meredith Never, he said, did he leave it to the man of his choice at an election to knock at his door for the vote. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Anthony Trollope At any rate, an election carried under General Dix’s guns cannot be regarded as an open election. North America by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope Two days after the departure of the Major it was known in Silverbridge generally that in the event of there being an election the Duke’s agent would not as usual suggest a nominee. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Captain Brandon Lake was a very punctual church-goer since the idea of trying the county at the next election had entered his mind. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Anthony Trollope It had at least always been his intention before an election was commenced that nothing illegal should be done. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

The Handitch election flung me suddenly into prominence. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

An election of new members, it appeared, was shortly coming on and the desirability, or otherwise, of a certain candidate was being energetically discussed. The Jest of Life by Arthur Gask [1936]

Anthony Trollope But any reference to the Silverbridge election brought back upon him the remembrance of the cruel attacks which had been made upon him, and rendered him for the time moody, morose, and wretched. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope There should still be two Consuls in Rome, whose annual election would guard the State against regal dominion. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Now we don’t need Jim Whelan’s vote, never did need it, but the boys have generally been able to see that one of those two days was election day. The Imperialist by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1904]

Theodore Dreiser We can tie this thing up legally until election and after, and that will give all this row a chance to die down. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Theodore Dreiser Then there’s the money a man like Cowperwood and others can contribute at election time. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Sinclair Lewis To a rustle of excitement President Gunch proclaimed, “Gentlemen, we will now proceed to the annual election of officers. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

William Makepeace Thackeray I’ll tell you what, Jack: at the next election I’ll put YOU up. The Bedford-Row Conspiracy by William Makepeace Thackeray [1853]

Edmund Burke A few years after this period, a second opportunity offered for asserting a right of election to the crown. Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke [1790]

Anthony Trollope Their election is not made by the people of their States, but by the State legislature. North America by Anthony Trollope

He wouldn’t like to owe his election to a low-down trick like that” “Don’t you be at all alarmed, you little girlish thing,” replied her brother. The Imperialist by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1904]

George Meredith He and his family were Bevisham’s Whig M.P.‘s before the day of Manchester. In Bevisham an election is an arrangement made by Providence to square the accounts of the voters, and settle arrears. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

But as Hume writes, in a jubilant letter to Clephane (February 4, 1752):— “I carried the election by a considerable majority. Hume by Thomas Henry Huxley [1879]

The election of D’Anjou to the throne of Poland and the king’s illness have changed his mind. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

The day of election was fixed; and the canvass proceeded with briskness and perseverance on both sides. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

Anthony Trollope Don’t you think the Duke will come around a little now?’ When Tregear and the election had been sufficiently discussed, they came by degrees to Major Tifto and the two thunderbolts. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

H. G. Wells Every election in the past thirty years has been fought on gross misunderstandings. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

Wealdon was at Brandon about sessions business, and as usual full of election stratagems and calculations. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Miles Franklin The shearing was saved but the country was lost in so far as Pa’s man was rejected by the electors, and Pa did not have his election expenses paid. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

And what is Smith doing or saying?’ ‘Why, he has been talking over election matters. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Elizabeth Gaskell The election is coming on, is it? But I can tell him we’re not to be got so easily. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

Thomas Paine Would Britain, even in time of peace, much less in war, suffer an election to be carried by men who professed themselves to be not her subjects, or allow such to sit in Parliament? Certainly not. The American Crisis by Thomas Paine

Jack London The fall elections were soon to occur, and Ernest was nominated by the socialist party to run for Congress. His chance for election was most favorable. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

Anthony Trollope Sextius and Milo and others had been joined together in opposing the election of Clodius as Ædile, and had probably met violence with violence. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Henry Adams To him the election seemed a miracle. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu With those shrewd suspicious fellows, Cleve would put it all on election grounds. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]

Here he must have remained about six years, till his election to a Westminster Studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, in 1652. Locke by Thomas Fowler [1880]

G. K. Chesterton And if the dangerous comfort and self-flattery of modern England continues much longer there will be less democratic value in an English election than in a Roman saturnalia of slaves. A Miscellany of Men by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

At the Selkirk election it was Sir Walter’s duty as Sheriff to preside, and his family therefore made no attempt to dissuade him from his attendance. Sir Walter Scott by Richard H. Hutton [1878]

Gertrude Stein Not eating a little When the presidential election is earnest we are only a year. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

H. G. Wells In Great Britain already there are quite different methods of election for Parliament existing side by side. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu Everything has gone wrong with us at Hazelden. You know that quarrying company — the slates, that odious fellow, Larkin, led him into, before the election and all the other annoyances began. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]

Anthony Trollope Gentlemen who acknowledged to have received seventeen shillings and sixpence for their votes at the last election were asked how they had invested their money. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

It was highly complicated and, so far as Kenneth could understand, involved everyone believing that God was opposed to Communism and in favour of election as the only sound method of government. War in Heaven by Charles Williams [1930]

Still, another general election was shortly coming on and they were quite aware he was about the only man who could retain the seat for their party. The Beachy Head Murder by Arthur Gask [1941]

Anthony Trollope They were forced to admit that Percycross was not one of those well-arranged boroughs in which the expenses of an election are all defrayed by the public spirit of the citizens. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

My faither used to say that in the auld days an election in Portaway was one lang, bluidy battalation. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

Anthony Trollope The election district of the city of Barchester extended for some miles on each side of the city, so that the omnibuses and flys had enough to do. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

By the time the 1906 election came along I was old enough to understand it, more or less, and this time I was a Liberal because everybody else was. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

Jean-Jacques Rousseau The people of England regards itself as free; but it is grossly mistaken; it is free only during the election of members of parliament. The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Sinclair Lewis It was said that Dr. Gantry had refused support for election as a bishop at the 1928 General Conference of the Methodist Church, North, two years from now. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

Anthony Trollope The two parties had outdone each other in the loudness of their assertions, that each would on his side conduct the election in strict conformity to law. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

Thomas Wolfe Before that foolish episode, he had stayed for a while in a little town in the Black Forest, and he remembered that there had been great excitement because an election was being held. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Robert Louis Stevenson So things went on until the famous occasion when Mr. Naseby, becoming engrossed in securing the election of a sound party candidate to Parliament, wrote a flaming letter to the papers. The Story of a Lie by Robert Louis Stevenson

Anthony Trollope When the time came for the constitutional election of the electors, certain names were got together in each State as representing the Republican interest. North America by Anthony Trollope

Thomas Paine The two modes of the Government which prevail in the world, areFirst, Government by election and representation. The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine [1791]

Thomas Paine They were elected by the greatest body of men exercising the right of election the European world ever saw. The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine [1791]

George Meredith Dettermain, his lawyer, who had never seen him in action, and supposed he would treat an election as he did his Case, with fits and starts of energy, was not less astonished, and tried to curb him. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

John Hill Burton The case of an election mob cited above, may serve as an illustration. Introduction to the Study of the Works of Jeremy Bentham by John Hill Burton

Anthony Trollope The final accounts as to the last election had not reached him, but he did not expect to be charged with improper expenses. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Is there an election of magistrates? Midias the Anagyrrasian is nominated. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

Benjamin Disraeli The election for which Arundel Dacre was a candidate came on. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

John Galsworthy Labour can start lying, Michael — election next month. The White Monkey by John Galsworthy

John Hill Burton In the Draft of a Reform Bill, arrangements are made for conducting an election on the Ballot system, well worthy of the attention of practical reformers. Introduction to the Study of the Works of Jeremy Bentham by John Hill Burton

F. Scott Fitzgerald Then, this spring, there was the annulled marriage business that had cost him an election to Porcellian at Harvard, and was rumored to have cost his father fifty thousand dollars. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

H. G. Wells There was an election — when all the little people settle things, by counting heads. The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth by H. G. Wells [1904]

Oliver Goldsmith Now the great who were tyrants themselves before the election of one tyrant, are naturally averse to a power raised over them, and whose weight must ever lean heaviest on the subordinate orders. The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith

Robert Louis Stevenson Our pedantry wants even the saving clause of Enthusiasm. The election is now matter of necessity and not of choice. Lay Morals by Robert Louis Stevenson

Maria Edgeworth The election was decided in favour of humanity and justice. Ormond by Maria Edgeworth

Anthony Trollope As every new election came round, he had hoped that that would at least be pure, and had been urgent in his instructions to his agents to that effect. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Charles Dickens Sometimes, towards the end of a long stage, he suddenly breaks out into a discordant fragment of an election song, but his face never sings along with him: it is only his voice, and not often that. American Notes for General Circulation by Charles Dickens [1842]

So the orb of the residents is wheeled about in eight years, by the biennial election of one ambassador-in-ordinary. The Commonwealth of Oceana by James Harrington

Thomas Paine All the old charters are the badges of this conquest, and it is from this source that the capriciousness of election arises. The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine [1791]

John Ruskin Only you will have to alter your election systems somewhat, first. Munera Pulveris by John Ruskin

Anthony Trollope A gentleman in the throes of an election for Parliament could not be expected to be at home. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

One election day the children, coming home from school, met an old, semi-bedridden neighbour, riding, propped up with cushions, in a luxurious carriage to the polling station. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Theodore Dreiser Funds would have to be loaned at election time to certain individuals and organizations — but no matter. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

The Presbyterians, as in the case of old Mr Jamesion of St Andrew’s, held on till death, pulling a long upper lip: election was not a thing to be trifled with in heaven or upon earth. The Imperialist by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1904]

Anthony Trollope It was out of the question that any election taken under such circumstances should be worth anything as expressing the minds of the people. North America by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing With a humorously doleful smile, he spoke of Lady Ogram’s promise to defray his election expenses, and added that Miss Bride, in virtue of her trusteeship, would carry out this wish. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

There was much smutty talk about Elizabeth. The quarrel about Dr Veraswami’s election had been shelved for the time being. Burmese Days by George Orwell

John Galsworthy These old houses — no central heating, because they couldn’t afford to put it in! The moment the election was over she would go up to London and scout round. Over the River by John Galsworthy

Anthony Trollope Nevertheless, so much power remained in Mr Daubeny’s hand, and the election was delayed. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

And the orders which are peculiar to the Senate, are either of election or instruction. The Commonwealth of Oceana by James Harrington

D. H. Lawrence Leslie won the conservative victory in the general election which took place a year or so after my last visit to Highclose. In the interim the Tempests had entertained a continuous stream of people. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

Anthony Trollope The month of January was passed in comparative quiet at the Castle, and during that time it became known at Silverbridge that the election would be open. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

The ecclesiastical chapter of Bourges, having elected an archbishop without his consent, he proclaimed the election to be invalid, and took severe and prompt measures against the refractory clergy. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Anthony Trollope At the last election at Tankerville, and, as he feared, at some former elections, there had been manifest bribery. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

It was not a custom among election candidates to ask Leslie Bell for his vote. A Daughter of To-Day by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1894]

Francis Bacon But contrariwise, in favor, to use men with much difference and election is good; for it maketh the persons preferred more thankful, and the rest more officious: because all is of favor. The Essays by Francis Bacon [1601]

Andrew Lang A few minutes later, seeing that Bobino had fallen asleep, they stole away, and made with all haste for the town, where the election of a new ruler was to take place. The Grey Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

George Gissing Can you give me any idea of what the election expenses will be?” “Not yet,” Dyce answered, in an undertone. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

Sinclair Lewis We’re pulling wires to get you the high honor that’s your due — election to a chair in one of the Baptist seminaries. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

Gertrude Stein I am thinking that the way to have an election is this. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

And always they make her queen by election that is most worthy in arms; for they be right good warriors and orped, and wise, noble and worthy. The Travels of Sir John Mandeville by John Mandeville

Anthony Trollope We are to be nominated on Monday, and the election will take place on Tuesday. I shall be nominated and seconded by two electors who are working men. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Anthony Trollope The intention has been to take the election of the Senators away from the people, and to confide it to that body in each State which may be regarded as containing its best trusted citizens. North America by Anthony Trollope

We have had an election; an election for beadle. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

Anthony Trollope What with the election and petition together, Tillietudlem never cost me less than £2,000. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

Gertrude Stein It was a pea, a pea pour it in its not a succession, not it a simple, not it a so election, election with. Tender Buttons by Gertrude Stein [1914]

The election was virtually decided. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

Anthony Trollope They tell me at the People’s Banner office that the lords have had as much to do with this election as with any that ever went before it. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

In other words, after this long interval, there has been an election to fill the place of the man whom China Pete killed in the Llamaserai to obtain possession of that stick. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

George Eliot But the late election affairs might account for Mr Lyon’s receiving a visit from the unsuccessful Radical candidate. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

Anthony Trollope The circumstances of the general election of 18 — will be well remembered by all those who take an interest in the political matters of the country. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Fourthly, by the annual election of four knights out of the third region of the Senate into the Council of Trade, consisting of twelve knights, four in every region. The Commonwealth of Oceana by James Harrington

There were a good many drunken fellows about the town, but there was an end of election demonstrations in the Brandon interest. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Edward Bellamy This privilege of election attends every regrading, and when a man loses his grade he also risks having to exchange the sort of work he likes for some other less to his taste. Looking Backward From 2000 to 1887 by Edward Bellamy

Jack London Ernest’s chance for election grew stronger and stronger. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

Anthony Trollope I did pay the man’s election expenses — and moreover to tell the truth openly as I do not scruple to do to you, I am not prepared to state publicly the reason why I did so. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Walter Scott Four years, or so, of abstemiousness, enable them to stand an election dinner; and there is no hope of broken heads among a score or two of quiet electors, who settle the business over a table. The Surgeon’s Daughter by Walter Scott [1827]

Anthony Trollope The election on Miss Dunstable’s part was lost. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

G. K. Chesterton The instant the election was ended and irrevocable, and Syme had received the paper proving his election, they all sprang to their feet, and the fiery groups moved and mixed in the room. The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton

An election was shortly coming on; it was necessary to keep every vote for his side, and he saw unmistakably the direction in which public opinion was set. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

There had been a hotly contested election for the borough of Southwark, and one of the candidates was an eminent hatter. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

George Meredith She asked: ‘Is not that equivalent to the doctrine of election by Grace?’ Beauchamp interjected: ‘Grace! election?’ Cecilia was tender to his inability to follow her allusion. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Nikolai Gogol At the last election he had given to the whole of the nobility a grand dinner during which he declared that if he were elected marshal he would put all gentlemen on the best possible footing. The Calash by Nikolai Gogol