Phrases with "elements"

Edith Wharton But it was evident that other elements had also gone to the making of Effie, and that another spirit sat in her eyes. The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

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]

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

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]

Virginia Woolf Katharine, so Denham decided, while Mr. Fortescue built up another rounded structure of words, had a likeness to each of her parents, but these elements were rather oddly blended. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

H. G. Wells Some of the rougher elements from Pimlico and Chelsea showed a mild riotousness, but they were kept well in hand. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

But those causes of the magnetical motions, which in the schools of the Philosophers are referred to the four elements and the prime qualities, we relinquish to the moths and the worms. On the Magnet by William Gilber

Bronislaw Malinowski Moreover, it would be specially valuable to look at all these heterogeneous determining elements from the same point of view, and view them all under one and the same aspect. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

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]

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

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]

Olaf Stapledon However minutely we analyse anything, we shall never be able to show that it consists of certain atomic elements and certain atomic relations. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

I unhesitatingly thought of it as deceit, although it contained vague elements of supernormal knowledge. Memories and Studies by William James

Henry James We never know, I think, how much these wanting elements have to suggest to the pampered mind till we feel it living in view of the community from which they have been simplified away. The Long Wards by Henry James

Benjamin Disraeli The great world then, compared with the huge society of the present period, was limited in its proportions, and composed of elements more refined though far less various. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

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]

H.P. Lovecraft The population is a hopeless tangle and enigma; Syrian, Spanish, Italian, and Negro elements impinging upon one another, and fragments of Scandinavian and American belts lying not far distant. The Horror at Red Hook by H.P. Lovecraft [1925]

Algernon Blackwood Your big rhythms, as you call them, are our Laws of Nature. Your own particular department, your own elements evidently, were heat and air. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Louis Pasteur According to him, “every variety of cellulose is, we may say, insoluble in ammonia, as also are the reproductive elements of plants, whether male or female. The physiological theory of fermentation by Louis Pasteur

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

But they are elements belonging to the body, and even in moderate excess will produce little disturbance. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

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

Sigmund Freud The vision contains the same elements as the reminiscence, viz. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Theodore Dreiser For her life was made up of those mystic chords of sympathy and memory which bind up the transient elements of nature into a harmonious and enduring scene. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

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

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]

Olaf Stapledon All the sensory elements of the present mental state are intimately related in a single experience. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

Charles Kingsley There are elements in it, it seems, which do not contradict their Puritanism; elements which they can adapt to their own worship; namely, the very elements which Mr. Ruskin has discerned. Grots and Groves by Charles Kingsley

Henry Kingsley It is said, that one of the great elements of power in the Roman Catholic priesthood, is that they can lend themselves to any little bit of — well, of mild deception — which happens to be going. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

Olaf Stapledon There the worse elements of the capitalist class gained power and indulged in secret violations of the agreements. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

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]

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]

Henry James It was as if he had found this pretext in her observed necessity of comparing — comparing the obvious common elements in her husband’s and her stepmother’s ways of now “taking” her. The Golden Bowl by Henry James [1904]

They are scarcely to be accounted organic elements of the professed work of research and instruction for the ostensible pursuit of which the schools exists. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

Heretofore the supernatural elements have appeared in the drama, in the epic, in ballads and other poetry, and in folk-tales, but not noticeably in the novel. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

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

H. G. Wells Then our new citizens have to understand something of the broad elements in our modern social structure. World Brain by H. G. Wells [1938]

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]

Bronislaw Malinowski The latter may be considered as elements which essentially characterize the relation of parents to children. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

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]

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]

The elements of religion, history, the history of man, and politics, might also be taught by conversations, in the socratic form. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft [1792]

Luxury and profusion were the elements of the air he breathed. Lodore by Mary Shelley

Edith Wharton But his reasoning reached a good deal farther, and embraced certain essential elements in human nature that hers had left out. The Mother’s Recompense by Edith Wharton [1925]

Arnold Bennett She did not suspect that she had been tried and found guilty of sinful attachments, and of being in a rut, and of lacking the elements of ordinary sagacity. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

As the day advanced, the spiritual elements in Buddha’s nature gradually gained the ascendency; and when he became “fully enlightened,” there was revealed to him an antidote for human woe. The Diamond Sutra by translated from the Chinese with an introduction and notes by William Gemmell

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]

Arnold Bennett It was a great day when, under tuition of an aged lady and in the privacy of their parlour, they both began to study the elements of Patience. Neither had ever played at cards. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

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]

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]

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]

Jules Verne What were the elements of these piles, and what were the acids he used, Robur only knew. Robur the Conqueror by Jules Verne [1887]

Martial law still prevailed; and under that law we know, through a speech of the Duke of Wellington’s, how entirely the very elements of justice are dependent upon individual folly or caprice. Autobiographical Sketches by Thomas De Quincey [1853]

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]

George Meredith The elements are in the hearts of the people, and nothing will contain them. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

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]

Kenneth Grahame One wild outburst — one dissolution of a minute into his original elements of air and water, of tears and outcry — so much insulted nature claimed. Dream Days by Kenneth Grahame

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]

Algernon Blackwood I realised, in a word, that both elements were vehicles of intelligent and living Agencies. Of their own accord they became active, and natural laws were but their method of activity. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

Naming the disjunction doesn’t debar us from also naming the conjunction in a later modifying statement, for the two are absolutely co-ordinate elements in the finite tissue of experience. A Pluralistic Universe by William James [1909]

Under that clement sky the elements do not waste the works of man as elsewhere, and many of the houses of Seville are said to be such as the Moors built there. Familiar Spanish Travels by William Dean Howells

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

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]

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

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

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

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

Thomas Wolfe Both of these baffling experiences contained elements of comedy and melodrama, but those were the superficial aspects. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Andrew Lang Mr. Leaf, who has a high opinion of this scene, “the Beguiling of Zeus,” places it in the “second expansions”; he finds no “late Odyssean” elements in the language. Homer and His Age by Andrew Lang

Sigmund Freud Those elements which were originally indifferent are in fact no longer so, since they have acquired the value of psychologically significant material. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

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

Jules Verne Now, in order to calculate the elements of a comet, it is always deemed the safest mode of procedure to assume the orbit to be a parabola. Off on a Comet by Jules Verne [1877]

Jack London The cub knew only that the sniff was strange, a something unclassified, therefore unknown and terrible — for the unknown was one of the chief elements that went into the making of fear. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

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]

It is by this means sought to accelerate the rate of speed at which given elements of the upper-class culture find acceptance in the everyday scheme of life of the lower classes. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

Here all the elements come in: and something with them that enlivens and intensifies them all. The English Novel by George Saintsbury [1913]

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson These strictly-blended elements it is the problem of thought to separate and to reconcile. Representative Men by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1850]

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]

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

Leon Trotsky It still hopes that all questions can be solved by words, and so far it has been successful in this hostile elements evaporate before its hot breath. My Life by Leon Trotsky

You, yourself, Anne, have never in all these years mastered even the elements of the science. The Stars in their Courses by Mary Cholmondeley [1921]

A purely Socialist Government was taking shape-all elements except the bourgeoisie. Ten Days That Shook the World by John Reed

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

Their elements fly off from one another wildly; we seize them; we struggle hard to shake them together into a single compound, and the retort bursts. Elizabeth and Essex by Lytton Strachey [1928]

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

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

He created his epic, as metaphysicians have said that God created the world, by drawing it out of himself, not by building it up out of elements supplied ab extra. Milton by Mark Pattison [1879]

Sigmund Freud As in dreams, the fewest elements are supplied by the senses of smell and taste. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Edith Wharton Not to speak of the new elements to be introduced, if Joyce and Wheater both marry again, as I’ve no doubt they will, in no time. The Children by Edith Wharton [1928]

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. On the Study of Zoology by Thomas Henry Huxley

In this story various magical elements are introduced. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Lady Caroline’s favourite scheme of entertaining was to bring jarring and antagonistic elements into close contact and play them remorselessly one against the other. The Unbearable Bassington by Saki

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]

Wilkie Collins There were certain elements of the change in her that were still secretly drawing us together, and others that were, as secretly, beginning to drive us apart. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

In it we shall simply assume that cognition IS produced, somehow, and limit ourselves to asking what elements it contains, what factors it implies. The Meaning of Truth by William James

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]

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

The untaught peasant beheld the elements around him and was acquainted with their practical uses. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

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

F. Scott Fitzgerald A lump rose in Dexter’s throat, and he waited breathless for the experiment, facing the unpredictable compound that would form mysteriously from the elements of their lips. All the Sad Young Men by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1926]

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

William Henry Hudson Calm, bright days without a cloud succeeded each other, as if the very elements held the lilies sacred and ventured not to cast any shadow over their mystic splendor. A Crystal Age by William Henry Hudson

F. Scott Fitzgerald That night she tried to tell over to herself the elements that might decide for or against her. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

Bronislaw Malinowski Special care must be taken to select in all these elements the essential ones, as an omission would be just as fatal for the investigations as an overburdening with secondary elements. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

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]

Radclyffe Hall In her mind she divided the two elements in her nature by a well-defined gulf. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

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

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

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

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]

Jules Verne The elements of this new star we have as yet been unable to determine; we do not yet know the velocity of its passage. From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne [1867]

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

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

Sidney Colvin They are written in a strain intense indeed, but meditative and brooding, and quite free from the declamatory and rhetorical elements which we are accustomed to associate with the idea of an ode. Keats by Sidney Colvin [1887]

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

Sigmund Freud The elements in the neighbourhood of the wish-fulfilment have often nothing to do with its meaning, but prove to be the offshoots of painful thoughts which are opposed to the wish. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Samuel Johnson In his church he restored the practice of weekly communion, and distributed the sacramental elements in the most solemn and devout manner with his own hand. Lives of the Poets by Samuel Johnson

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

Sigmund Freud Whenever it shows two elements close together, it vouches for a particularly intimate connection between their corresponding representatives in the dream-thoughts. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

George Eliot These are the most delicate elements of our too easily perishable civilisation. Impressions of Theophrastus Such by George Eliot [1878]

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

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]

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]

Leon Trotsky In certain branches of freemasonry, elements of an obvious reactionary feudalism were prominent, as in the Scottish system. My Life by Leon Trotsky

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]

Maria Edgeworth How could I suspect you of such false taste! I really imagined these children were essential to the business; but I beg pardon for giving you these elements of criticism. Belinda. by Maria Edgeworth

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]

At night Yan-coo, mute with vengeance, left the camp for the secret hollow, in a mass of granite which held the implements and elements of his craft. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

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]

They carry their microscopic inquiries in the case of the dog as far as they can, and they find that his body is resolvable into the same elements as those of the man. Science and Education by Thomas Henry Huxley

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

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]

The habit has been very general with well-taught practitioners, to have recourse to the introduction of these alien elements into the system on the occasion of any slight disturbance. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

George Meredith The elements of pathos do not permit of their being dispensed from a stout smoking bowl. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

H. G. Wells I confess that I feel that there are elements in it that I myself apprehend only very imperfectly. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

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

I stole round to the back of the house, filled a basket with elements more generous than those of the former day; extracted fresh drugs from my stores, and, thus laden, hurried back to the hut. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

George Eliot I tell it as he told it, not attempting to reduce it to its natural elements — in our eagerness to explain impressions, we often lose our hold of the sympathy that comprehends them. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

George Meredith But again, to write of a love perverted by all the elements contributing to foolishness, and foredoomed to chastisement, would be a graceless business. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

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]

Robert Louis Stevenson These elements are not essential: a novel may be excellent, and yet have none of them; a passion or a character is so much the better depicted as it rises clearer from material circumstance. Memories and Portraits by Robert Louis Stevenson

Sigmund Freud In complete contrast to these examples, the dream of Irma's injection shows that individual elements may claim the same place in dream-formation as that which they occupy in the dream-thoughts. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

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]

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

George Meredith A sip of his wine fetched the breath, as when men are in the presence of the tremendous elements of nature. The House on the Beach by George Meredith [1877]

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

George Meredith They should always be facing the elements or in action. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

These traits are in some measure accepted as elements of personal beauty. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

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

Strangeness and wonder are true elements of poetry, and magic is an element of the greatest art, but in solution as it were, not in the form observed in science. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

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]

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

These very wide limits show how doubtful the data are; and other elements may have hereafter to be introduced into the problem. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

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]

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]

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

So far as this absolute spirit is logically derived from Kant, it is not from his God, but from entirely different elements of his philosophy. A Pluralistic Universe by William James [1909]

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

Francis Bacon All putrefaction contains in itself certain elements of a slight heat, though not so much as to be perceived by the touch. The New Organon by Francis Bacon [1620]

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

Henry David Thoreau As I walk along the stony shore of the pond in my shirt-sleeves, though it is cool as well as cloudy and windy, and I see nothing special to attract me, all the elements are unusually congenial to me. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

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]

George Gissing Mrs. Damerel possessed the elements of civilisation. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

The elements are sometimes kinder than men, and I feel safer here, even in this river of death, than ashore with such creatures as those. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

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

There was therefore, for the elements of demented London, no desire of return as there was no chance of return; within and without the passionate terror hurled them on. Shadows of Ecstasy by Charles Williams

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]

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

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]

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]

Jules Verne It could abandon the sky where the elements were in battle and descend to the surface of the sea; and if the waves beat against it there too heavily, it could always find calm in the tranquil depths. The Master of the World by Jules Verne [1904]

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

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

They are items of pecuniary and cultural beauty which have come to do duty as elements of the ideal of womanliness. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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

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]

Theodore Dreiser I would do that, except that there are certain other elementsindividuals — who might come to you. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

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]

T. E. Lawrence The desert was held in a crazed communism by which Nature and the elements were for the free use of every known friendly person for his own purposes and no more. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

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]

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]

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]

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]

The fourth part was left common to all, for the primal essence of the three elements is always in motion. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

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]

It separates itself from them and so becomes conscious of them in their separation from one another, while at the same time it binds them together as elements in one higher self-consciousness. A Pluralistic Universe by William James [1909]

These elements are not constituents of healthy plants. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

H. G. Wells Little gang-nuclei came into existence, therefore, wherever unassimilated elements of the population were congested and humiliated or wherever intelligent men festered in unemployment and need. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Whatever elements nature does not introduce into vegetables, the natural food of all animal life — directly of herbivorous, indirectly of carnivorous animals — are to be regarded with suspicion. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

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]

Andrew Lang And yet that unrivalled moment is only typical of all the term; the various elements of beauty and pleasure are concentrated there. Adventures Among Books by Andrew Lang

James Hogg When he paused and looked abroad on nature, the act was highly impressive: he seemed conscious of being all alone, and conversant only with God and the elements of his creation. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg [1824]