Phrases with "elements"

H. G. Wells Those are just little molecular centres of disintegration, of that mysterious decay and rotting of those elements, elements once regarded as the most stable things in nature. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

Sigmund Freud We know, however, that it is precisely these elements which are usually not admitted to the dream-content, owing to the vigilance of the censorship. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

H. G. Wells Possibly there are elements or minerals in one world that are rare or wanting in the other. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

One of the principal elements in this stupendous example of the manipulation of a great dramatic theme has been pointed out by Voltaire himself. Books and Characters by Lytton Strachey

George Gissing Dagworthy at first amused her as a specimen of the wealthy boor, but the evident delight he found in her society constrained her to admit that the boor possessed the elements of good taste. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

H. G. Wells Both the modifying elements admit of control. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

Jules Verne The noise of the warring elements was so great that his words were scarcely audible, but Lady Helena took advantage of a sudden lull to ask if there was any danger. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

H. G. Wells To put the thing briefly, with the use of a convenient slang word (i), is “grind,” and (ii) is general culture, elements that are altogether too greatly confused in adolescent education. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

It made it more necessary, I thought, to leaven the purely obstructive and reactionary elements that were at once manifest in the opposition. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

Anthony Trollope But it was on the popular and unpopular elements of the two sports that he would most strongly dilate, and on the iniquity of the game-laws as applying to the more aristocratic of the two. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

H. G. Wells The next group of elements in the man-making complex that occurs to one after the home, is the school. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

Olaf Stapledon Unfortunately the worse elements of the theory tended to be put in practice more than the better. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

He lived by instinct — by a quick eye and a strong hand, a dexterous management of every crisis as it arose, a half-unconscious sense of the vital elements in a situation. Queen Victoria by Lytton Strachey

Bronislaw Malinowski And these spontaneous elements (to discover them will be our task) determine his relation to his child. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

From these burgesses the first elements of the bourgeoisie were developed. The Manifesto of the Communist Party by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels

Henry James These elements made the little place a vivid picture of intimacy. The Spoils of Poynton by Henry James [1897]

G. K. Chesterton Certain elements of clumsiness, of obviousness, of evident blunder, actually require the chronological explanation. Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

His character was composed of a strange amalgam of all the most contradictory elements in human nature, and it would be difficult to name a single virtue or a single vice which he did not possess. Landmarks in Literature--French by Lytton Strachey

Wilkie Collins The elements of their defeat lay as much in themselves, as in the events of their time. Nine O’Clock! by Wilkie Collins [1852]

He was the novice who has not learned his business, the tyro to whom the elements of his occupation are unknown. Henrik Ibsen by Edmund Gosse

Arthur Conan Doyle This strange, wild story seemed to have come to us from amid the mad elementsblown in upon us like a sheet of sea-weed in a gale — and now to have been reabsorbed by them once more. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Sigmund Freud The dream is, as it were, centred elsewhere; its content is arranged about elements which do not constitute the central point of the dream-thoughts. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

H. G. Wells It is largely in order to leave time and energy for this that I am anxious to reduce the more rigorous elements in schooling to standard and text-book. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

Henry Kingsley Of course Densil had heard nothing of the disturbance, and was, good old gentleman, as happy as you please; all his elements of pleasure were there. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

Andrew Lang But, were it otherwise, then other elements of savage religion may also have been neglected there, and it will be impossible to argue that fetichism did not exist because it is not mentioned. Custom and Myth by Andrew Lang

George Eliot The superlative peculiarity in the Jews admitted, our affinity with them is only the more apparent when the elements of their peculiarity are discerned. Impressions of Theophrastus Such by George Eliot [1878]

H. G. Wells I realized that I had still to learn the elements of this writing business. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

He does not ask how the mind comes to be possessed of these Forms and Categories, nor does he satisfactorily determine the precise relation in which they stand to the empirical elements of knowledge. Locke by Thomas Fowler [1880]

Edith Wharton This might be — Boyne said to himself — literally the only day, the only hour, in which the queer quarrelling elements that composed her would ever join hands in a celestial harmony. The Children by Edith Wharton [1928]

The man of the hereditary present is the barbarian variant, servile or aristocratic, of the ethnic elements that constitute him. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

Sigmund Freud And yet the dream may reject these intensely emphasized and extensively reinforced elements, and may take up into its content other elements which are only extensively reinforced. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

The British Empire is a huge heterogeneous organisation held together largely by mutual consent, and it is often necessary to flatter the less reliable elements at the expense of the more loyal ones. Collected Essays by George Orwell

I assign the elements of what I did in reality feel at that time, which to the reader may seem extravagant, and by no means of what it was reasonable to feel. Autobiographical Sketches by Thomas De Quincey [1853]

John Stuart Mill These elements are, a hurt to some assignable person or persons on the one hand, and a demand for punishment on the other. Utilitarianism by John Stuart Mill

G. K. Chesterton But it is the awful sanity of the sun and the elements — a cruel, an evil sanity. Manalive by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

If the dreams of the New Atlantis have not even in our days been wholly realised, Science has been brought from heaven to earth, and the elements made ministers of Prospero’s wand. Carlyle by John Nichol [1892]

Ralph Waldo Emerson The elements offer their service to him. The Conduct of Life by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1860]

Robert Louis Stevenson I seem to see that my own scheme would not answer; and all the other schemes I ever heard propounded would depress some elements of goodness just as much as they encouraged others. Virginibus Puerisque by Robert Louis Stevenson

All the highest elements of religion — the ardent devotion, the individual ecstasy, the sense of communion with the divine — these things he simply ignored. Landmarks in Literature--French by Lytton Strachey

H. Rider Haggard It was a common little romance enough, but, like everything else with which youth and love are concerned, it had its elements of beauty. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

T. E. Lawrence They seemed only points of view from which to ponder the elements of war, the Algebraical element of things, a Biological element of lives, and the Psychological element of ideas. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

E. F. Benson Evidently I’m not up to her form,’ said Elizabeth, ‘but I hear, only report, mind, that she doesn’t know the elements of the game. Mapp and Lucia by E. F. Benson [1931]

Algernon Blackwood The elements dominated the human too completely just then even for the sense of wonder that was usually so active in the Society’s mental make-up to assert itself. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Benjamin Disraeli It is one of the most striking instances on record of all the elements of political power being useless without a commanding individual will. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

Henry James He always tried the jocose when other elements had failed. Lady Barbarina by Henry James [1884]

M. P. Shiel Being a woman, I am less sensitive to evidence, you see, and tougher in the nerve; but poor Aubrey’s elements are delicately mixed, and ah, he suffers. The Last Miracle by M. P. Shiel [1906]

Sigmund Freud Moreover, every long dream contains elements which have not undergone this transformation into the visual, and which are simply thought or known as we are wont to think or know in our waking state. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

So they were aghast at Dickens’s audacity, and indignant at what seemed an outrage on their hospitality, and few stopped to ask what elements of truth were to be found in the offending book. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

Oscar Wilde In the mere loveliness of the materials employed there are latent elements of culture. Intentions by Oscar Wilde [1891]

The fact that these two elements are successive phases of the same general line of growth of belief does not hinder their coexisting in the habits of thought of any given individual. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

Edmund Burke Your Constitution was suspended before it was perfected; but you had the elements of a Constitution very nearly as good as could be wished. Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke [1790]

In the first case the two sexual elements which go to form the embryo are perfect; in the second case they are either not at all developed, or are imperfectly developed. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

Richard Burton When removed from their native elements the gems fade and disappear. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

The elements of this mystic meal were Fish, Bread, and Wine, the last being represented in the Messianic tradition: “At the end of the meal God will give to the most worthy, i. From Ritual to Romance by Jessie L. Weston [1920]

But I do not believe that peace either ought to be or will be permanent on this globe, unless the states pacifically organized preserve some of the old elements of army-discipline. Memories and Studies by William James

Further, I should like him to know the elements of physical science, and especially of physics and chemistry, and I should take care that this elementary knowledge was real. Science and Education by Thomas Henry Huxley

H. G. Wells In one answer (framed very carefully to guard me against the errors of the Church of Rome) I had to say what were the elements in the sacred feast. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

H. G. Wells They made gestures that are incomprehensible to us unless they had an inkling of the primary elements of the situation. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Kate Chopin Thérèse with her pretty Creole tact was not long in bringing these seemingly incongruent elements into some degree of harmony. At Fault by Kate Chopin

H. G. Wells I suppose that when she was well she did her best, after the fashion of the time, to teach her daughter the elements of religion, knowledge and the domestic arts. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Anatole France I see that you’re still ignorant of the first elements of the science. At the Sign of the Reine Pédauque by Anatole France

Other elements are seen, such as the beginnings of the scientific supernaturalism which is to become so prominent in later times. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Robert Louis Stevenson Dand said, chuckling: “Ay, Clem has the elements of a corporation. The Weir of Hermiston by Robert Louis Stevenson

Henry Handel Richardson Now he saw that he dared delay no longer in setting free the imprisoned elements in him, was he ever to grow to that complete whole which each mortal aspires to be. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

Do you feel up to it?’ And, with these veering moods and dangerous restoratives, there came an intensification of the queer and violent elements in the temper of the man. Eminent Victorians by Lytton Strachey

Kenneth Grahame Of all the toys the world provides for right-minded persons, the original elements rank easily the first. Dream Days by Kenneth Grahame

Isabella Bird The wastes within the walls have every element of decay and meanness, the wastes without, where the desert sands sweep up to the very foot of the fortifications, have many elements of grandeur. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Sigmund Freud It is, of course, difficult to decide how seldom or how frequently this occurs, because after waking the origin of the respective elements of the dream is not recognized. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Henry James So true is it that from strong compres sion the elements of drama spring and that there are conditions in which they seem to invite not so much the opera-glass as the microscope. The Other House by Henry James [1896]

D. H. Lawrence Creatures of another reality, they were elementals, serving the elements of coal, as the metal-workers were elementals, serving the element of iron. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

He was working his best and his hardest that these men might be taught, in some easy, unambitious manner, the simplest elements of Christian love and Christian duty. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Mark Twain A strange sadness rested upon her features, like icy tears upon the robe of December, as she pointed to the contending elements without, and bade me contemplate the two beings presented. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain [1876]

George Gissing It seemed to him not impossible that Mr. Handover’s present condition of vagabond pauper might be traceable to his marriage with a woman who had never learnt the elements of domestic duty. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

The chemists in chorus pronounce their actual elements to be sulphur and quicksilver. On the Magnet by William Gilber

It is as elements of social structure — conventional facts — that leisure and ownership are matters of interest for the purpose in hand. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

Henry James In putting such elements into her hand fortune had given her an inestimable chance; she knew how rarely well things had gone with her and that she had tasted a happiness altogether rare. The Spoils of Poynton by Henry James [1897]

E. Phillips Oppenheim She laughed in a strange, intriguing sort of fashion but still with all the elements of humor. The Man Without Nerves by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

We, here on Mars, and you upon the Earth, have discovered very sensitive elements in nature; they have discovered the same in their own souls. Unveiling a Parallel by Alice Ilgenfritz Jones and Ella Merchant [1893]

We have detected the cell in the very act of forming itself from a nucleus, of transforming itself into various tissues, of selecting the elements of various secretions. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

At last we came to the conclusion that there must be some untrustworthy elements amongst the London groups. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

Ralph Waldo Emerson This race has added new elements to humanity, and has a deeper root in the world. English Traits by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1856]

Distressful elements crept in by reason of our unavoidable furtiveness; we ignored them, hid them from each other, and attempted to hide them from ourselves. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

G. K. Chesterton For the sake of argument they may be called St. George and the Dragon and the Princess. In every romance there must be the twin elements of loving and fighting. Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

Edmund Burke The elements of their own metaphysics might have taught them better lessons. Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke [1790]

What will come out of those three elements when I am no longer present to combine them? The deliverance of the cardinal, perhaps. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

Edward Bellamy It was the sincere belief of even the best of men at that epoch that the only stable elements in human nature, on which a social system could be safely founded, were its worst propensities. Looking Backward From 2000 to 1887 by Edward Bellamy

H. G. Wells Now what the elements of personal aspect really are, what these elements a, b, c, d, e, f, etc. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

In its defence he had defeated two pirates, each his superior in force; and now conquered the elements at their maddest. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Henry James These elements were jaunty and prosperous, they were accustomed to triumph. The Patagonia by Henry James [1888]

Another foreigner! Decidedly, there were elements in the situation which went far to justify the popular alarm. Queen Victoria by Lytton Strachey

Benjamin Disraeli That was unreasonable, but in politics unreasonable circumstances are elements of the problem to be solved. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

Wilkie Collins There is nothing serious in mortality! Solomon in all his glory was Solomon with the elements of the contemptible lurking in every fold of his robes and in every corner of his palace. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

George Gissing If I do, it will be through the help of one who shall become to me that ideal personified, who shall embody all the purer elements of my nature, and speak to me as with the voice of my own soul. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

Samuel Butler’s Erewhon contains many elements of impossibility in relation to life, and is a satire on society, though perhaps not, strictly speaking, supernatural. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Similar elements occur in others of his novels and stories. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Jules Verne Bear this in mind, madam: of the four elements of the old creation, only one is necessary to us here, the air; the other three, fire, earth, and water, are de trop in the Arctic regions. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

H. G. Wells Afterwards they went off with arms entwined, roguishly seeking a “quiet corner” where she could teach him his elements before he made his début on the dancing floor. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

CHEMISTRY. includes the art of separating and combining the elements of matter, and the study of the changes produced by these operations. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

Edith Wharton New elements of uncertainty were, however, perpetually disturbing the prospect. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

Robert Louis Stevenson I have a prodigious contempt for my maternal uncle; but without him, it is idle to deny it, I should simply resolve into my elements like an unstable mixture. The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson

Look at the monument and read the story; — see the mingling of elements which the sculptor’s genius has brought so vividly before the eye. Memories and Studies by William James

Margaret Oliphant Then sense and hearing and consciousness itself were lost in a roar as of all the elements let loose—a great dizzy upheaving as of an earthquake. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

H.P. Lovecraft Even they were restless, for this case had held vague elements in the background which pleased them not at all. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H.P. Lovecraft [1927]

These were constitutional elements of that aloofness from men which characterised all his utterance. Milton by Mark Pattison [1879]

H. G. Wells The new order cannot be brought into existence without a gigantic and more or less co-ordinated effort of the saner and abler elements in the human population. The New World Order by H. G. Wells

We enter our protest against the neglect of very essential elements of Christianity — not to say the essential — the representation of Christ as — a — a spirit as well as a life. Annie Kilburn by William Dean Howells

There are interesting variants of the werewolf story, introducing other elements of supernaturalism. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Henry James The elements that mingled in it scarce admit of discrimination. The Sacred Fount by Henry James [1901]

H. G. Wells There are quantitative factors in the outlook for which there are no data; there are elements of time and opportunity beyond any estimating. The New World Order by H. G. Wells

Leon Trotsky As volunteers in the fight against the “Trotskyists,” notoriously non-revolutionary and sometimes sheer Fascist elements in the streets of Moscow were now coming to the aid of the apparatus. My Life by Leon Trotsky

T. E. Lawrence After all, the Turks were not cavalry coming to attack us, but deluded elements seeking a shorter way home. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

George Elio As for Mr. Jerome, he drew the elements of his moral vision from the depths of his veneration and pity. Janet’s Repentance by George Elio

Andrew Lang The Australians have some elements of cannibalism, but do not, as a general rule, offer any human victims. The Making of Religion by Andrew Lang

To Banister he had been indebted for such trivial elements of a schoolboy’s learning as he possessed at all, excepting those which he had taught himself. Pope by Thomas De Quincey

Sigmund Freud Consequently, dream-combinations are not made up of arbitrary, completely incongruous elements of the dream-material, but of elements that are pretty intimately related in the dream-thoughts also. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Whatever were the elements of that flower while it lived are gone, dispersed, you know not whither; you can never discover nor re-collect them. The Haunted and the Haunters by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1859]

George Gissing But the first sign of yielding on her father’s part touched the gentler elements of her nature. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

James Joyce You will need all the elements in the river to clean you over it all and a fortifine popespriestpower bull of attender to booth. Finnegans Wake by James Joyce

Bronislaw Malinowski From the interaction of these psychological elements with different variable social elements arise the more special, peculiar factors which define kinship in any given society. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

G. K. Chesterton Separate elements of both sorts are alive, and even increasingly alive. The Victorian Age in Literature by G. K. Chesterton [1913]

George Meredith I have, you see, Clara, elements in me—” “Dreadful!” “Exert your persuasive powers with Vernon. You can do well-nigh what you will with the old fellow. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

George Meredith Walking was now high enjoyment, notwithstanding the force of the sun, for they were a hardy couple, requiring no more than sufficient nourishment to combat the elements with an exulting blood. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Ralph Waldo Emerson But we must not run into generalizations too large, but show the natural bounds or essential distinctions, and seek to do justice to the other elements as well. The Conduct of Life by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1860]

H. G. Wells The elements of antagonism were abundant enough. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

So it is essential to define our own styles for all elements at the outset, in order that we don't get any unfortunate surprises in formatting. The Design and Construction of eBooks by Steve Thomas [2015]

H. G. Wells But perhaps all elements are doing that at less perceptible rates. The World Set Free by H. G. Wells [1914]

The soul has as much escaped you as the essence or elements of the flower. The Haunted and the Haunters by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1859]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Realizing that the elements of the comedy were implied in the scene, Dexter several times began to laugh, but each time restrained the laugh before it reached audibility. All the Sad Young Men by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1926]

James Joyce During this process all those elements which he deemed common and insignificant fell out of the scene. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

This means that the structural elements applied, rather than simply dividing components of the work, actually have a meaning that can be identified by some agent (a text analysis program for example). The Design and Construction of eBooks by Steve Thomas [2015]

George Gissing Girls of Sidwell’s delicacy do not misally themselves, for they take into account the fact that such misalliance is fraught with elements of unhappiness, affecting husband as much as wife. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Likewise these scientific elements have been elevated to the human. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Sigmund Freud The technique of interpretation in accordance with the dreamer's free associations more often than otherwise leaves us in the lurch as far as the symbolic elements of the dream-content are concerned. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Bronislaw Malinowski There are no elements of excitement or variety in the women’s work; it is just this element of system and of regularity which makes work repulsive and hard to man, and especially to primitive man. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

G. K. Chesterton The second of the new Dickens elements is equally indisputable and separate. Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

I cannot remember by what argument he proved them to be even yet the indestructible children of earth, but it may well be that the elements have their children. The Celtic Twilight by William Butler Yeats [1893]

Oscar Wilde Sometimes, however, a tragedy that possesses artistic elements of beauty crosses our lives. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

We had to plough down at last to the passionate elements of sexual relationship and examine and decide upon them. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

Thomas Wolfe He did not know whether he had written a great book — sometimes he thought he had, or at least that there were elements of greatness in it. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Thomas Love Peacock The young lady had received an expensive and complicated education, complete in all the elements of superficial display. Crotchet Castle by Thomas Love Peacock

Robert Louis Stevenson Physically he was a small Scotsman, standing a little back as though he were already carrying the elements of a corporation, and his looks somewhat marred by the smallness of his eyes. The Amateur Emigrant by Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson Worldly and monkish elements were presented in a curious confusion, which the youth might disentangle for himself. Familiar Studies of Men and Books by Robert Louis Stevenson

Whatever involves its own alternatives as elements of itself is, in a phrase often repeated, its ‘own other,’ made so by the methode der absoluten negativität. A Pluralistic Universe by William James [1909]

They meet together frequently, without ceremony, and whatever elements of good exist in Mexico, are to be found amongst them. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

George Gissing She is growing into a woman, and by the blessing of the gods her soul shall be blown through and through with the free air of heaven whilst yet the elements in her are blending to their final shape. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Bronislaw Malinowski Consequently in the first place the attempt was made to ascertain what could be taken as the constant elements in individual parental kinship. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

Rudyard Kipling The unbribable seas and mechanisms the work on and through have given them the simplicity of elements and machines. Destroyers at Jutland by Rudyard Kipling [1916]

T. E. Lawrence He had won through in the later twilight, taking the station at a gallop, jumping trenches and blotting out the scanty Turkish elements which still tried to resist. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Henry Handel Richardson Besides piano, which was her chief subject, she learned singing, organ, counterpoint, and the elements of the violin. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Henry James The elements were all in his mind, and in the secousse of a new and intense experience they just struck light. The Figure in the Carpet by Henry James [1896]

T. H. Huxley It is my firm conviction that the only way to remedy it is, to make the elements of physical science an integral part of primary education. Essays by T. H. Huxley

Henry James They’re both antecedent to choiceelements of one’s composition that are not to be eliminated. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

T. H. Huxley In the language that we speak in England, and in the language of the Greeks, there are identical verbal roots, or elements entering into the composition of words. Essays by T. H. Huxley

G. K. Chesterton And it really seemed as if she could command the elements also, like a witch. The Man Who Knew Too Much by G. K. Chesterton

The Oriental fiction permits the use of magic, sorcery, and various elements that seem out of place in ordinary fiction. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

His elements are taken from Tuckey, who found off the “Diamond Rock” a velocity of 3. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

Jules Verne But what is easy enough in fine weather and broad daylight, offers difficulties and perils when the elements are engaged in fierce warfare, and the traveler is in the midst of it. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

By far the most important of these two elements was the latter. Landmarks in Literature--French by Lytton Strachey

T. E. Lawrence We knew that Jaafar was one of the few men with enough of reputation and personality to weld their difficult and reciprocally disagreeable elements into an army. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Algernon Blackwood But it was with the spiritual prototypes of these two elements my own small personal breath and heat linked on. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

On September 3, 1658, passed away the master-mind which had hitherto compelled the jarring elements in the nation to coexist together, and chaos was let loose. Milton by Mark Pattison [1879]

The elements of the situation were too combustible for any other conclusion. Books and Characters by Lytton Strachey

Jules Verne But to be strong and active the body must be supplied with those plastic elements that renew the muscles. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

John Stuart Mill The gravest of them is, to argue sophistically, to suppress facts or arguments, to misstate the elements of the case, or misrepresent the opposite opinion. On Liberty by John Stuart Mill [1859]

Thomas Hobbes The web begins at the first elements of power, which are wisdom, humility, sincerity, and other virtues of the Apostles, whom the people, converted, obeyed out of reverence, not by obligation. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

G. K. Chesterton Here we have to deal with a pessimism which tends naturally not towards the oldest elements of the cosmos, but towards the last and most fantastic fripperies of artificial life. Varied Types by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

Alfred Ainger Both have that intenseness of feeling which seems to resolve itself into the elements which it contemplates,”—a criticism which could only have been conceived by one who was himself a poet. Charles Lamb by Alfred Ainger [1882]

The Norman lords and their English dependants no longer formed two separate elements in the body politic. Chaucer by Adolphus William Ward [1879]

Anthony Trollope To his outlook the man had some sense of order, and had all the elements of greatness. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Olaf Stapledon These they bombarded with sub-atomic particles, fired out by their mighty power plant, and thus they produced a great range of elements and compounds. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

G. K. Chesterton This aesthetic experiment was quite recent; it had some elements of real co-operative and corporative independence; its own stores and post-office and church and inn. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

The elements of such a narration are character, cause, place, time, instrument, action, feeling, manner. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

Joseph Furphy If I’d my way, I’d stamp out the lawless elements of society. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

It had had all the elements of a gesture — the weapon, the striking down of the victim while in a place of supposed safety, the whole bravado of the thing. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

George Gissing His invective seldom degenerated into vulgar abuse; one discerned in him at least the elements of what we call good taste; of simple manliness he disclosed not a little; he had some command of pathos. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Inexplicable music forms one of the commonest elements of mystification in these romances. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Algernon Blackwood in numerous stories not only uses the elements of dreams and nightmares but explicitly calls attention to the fact. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Andrew Lang It remains true, however, that certain elements of savage practice, fetichism being one of them, are practically ubiquitous. Custom and Myth by Andrew Lang

Henry James Marcher’s theory that these were elements in contact with which he himself revived, had suffered, on this occasion, it may be granted, a marked, an excessive check. The Beast in the Jungle by Henry James [1903]

H. G. Wells Mindful of the faint elements of insecurity in his own credit he set about the subject with considerable skill and discretion. Star-Begotten by H. G. Wells [1937]

Matthew Arnold This points to a certain mixture and strife of elements in the Englishman; to the clashing of a Celtic quickness of perception with a Germanic instinct for going steadily along close to the ground. The Study of Celtic Literature by Matthew Arnold [1867]

Arthur Machen Solitude and woods and deep lanes and wonder; these were the chief elements of my life. Far Off Things by Arthur Machen [1922]

To live our own lives better in this presence is the true reason why we wish to know the elements of things; so even we psychologists must end on this pragmatic note. Essays in Radical Empiricism by William James

Henry James In you the elements have been mixed in a manner so felicitous that I regard you as quite incorruptible. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

In his medical doctrines Hippocrates starts with the axiom that the body is composed of the four elements — air, earth, fire, and water. Fathers of Biology by Charles McRae [1890]

Anthony Trollope Don’t you dread it, Fanny?’ ‘Oh, I’m used to it: besides, I’m one of the component elements of the dullness, you know. The Kellys and the O’Kellys by Anthony Trollope

John Hill Burton The elements of the prices of commodities are, rent of land, on which the raw material is produced — wages of labour — and profits of stock. Introduction to the Study of the Works of Jeremy Bentham by John Hill Burton

Well they might, for he was a man of importance, though he lacked clothing, and the elements of decency. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

So far as concerns economic theory, these two elements or phases of the belief in luck, or in an extra-causal trend or propensity in things, are of substantially the same character. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

Nathaniel Hawthorne In fine, our fathers bore the brunt of more raging and pitiless elements than we. The Snow Image and other stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1851]

Jules Verne The gas gave sufficient heat for the culinary apparatus, and the provision box furnished the elements of this first feast. Round the Moon by Jules Verne [1873]

Elizabeth Barrett Browning By the mighty word thus spoken Both for living and for dying, We our homage-oath, once broken, Fasten back again in sighing, And the creatures and the elements renew their covenanting. A Drama of Exile by Elizabeth Barrett Browning [1844]

It appears to have been only gradually that other elements than those of efficient service of the master found their way into the stock of priestly or shamanistic instruction. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

Sigmund Freud In the great majority of cases, of course, the causal relation is not represented at all, but is effaced amidst the succession of elements that is unavoidable even in the dream-process. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Thomas Hardy Personally, she was the combination of very interesting particulars, whose rarity, however, lay in the combination itself rather than in the individual elements combined. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

They represent a distinct advance over the Gothic and earlier supernaturalism in materials, for the modern story has gained the new elements without loss of the old. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

George Gissing Already she had begun to inspire him with a hopeful activity, and to foster the elements of true manliness which he was conscious of possessing, though they had never yet had free play. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

There rage the elements which God only can control. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Henry David Thoreau The elements are less reserved and distinct. A Winter Walk by Henry David Thoreau [1843]

Virginia Woolf Retirement and contemplation — these must be the main elements of his prescription. The Common Reader by Virginia Woolf [1925]