Phrases with "emotion"

George Meredith She was insensible to that which the men felt conveyed to them by the absence of emotion in the language of a woman so sorrowfully placed. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

But I was in a very nervous state, then, having gone through a great diversity of emotion while writing it, for many months. A Study of Hawthorne by G. P. Lathrop [1876]

Margaret Oliphant She could scarcely turn to her old friend now with the effusion and emotion which had filled her when she came in. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

Leslie Stephen His emotion came in sudden jets and gushes, instead of a continuous stream. Alexander Pope by Leslie Stephen [1880]

Edith Wharton Odo rose and moved away, waiting for her overwrought emotion to subside. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

Arthur Morrison For the preacher was fluent as well as zealous, and his words, except when emotion stayed them, poured in a torrent. Tales of Mean Streets by Arthur Morrison

She foresaw what the tall brunette would say and her heart was stirred with an emotion which she didn’t want to admit to herself. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Algernon Blackwood The native forces in me were raised to their ultimate capacity, though never for a moment beyond the limit that high emotion might achieve. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

For it is a fallacy to suppose that the pepper-and-salt emotion of love and hatred in equal parts is the prerogative of lovers; you will find it oftener in the family. A Bride from the Bush by E. W. Hornung [1890]

She took her place without emotion and there she corroborated the evidence of the servants of the hotel. The Imperialist by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1904]

Algernon Blackwood If they fell in love, as they usually did, she knew exactly how to lift their emotion in a way that saved them pain while it left herself untouched. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Guy de Maupassan As soon as the first emotion was over she became almost calm, without jealousy or hatred, but filled with contempt. The History of a Heart by Guy de Maupassan

Algernon Blackwood There was, rather, a graver earnestness than there had been hitherto, a hint of reluctant acquiescence, but also there was an emotion that included certainly affection. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Arthur Conan Doyle Yet second-hand romance and second-hand emotion are surely better than the dull, soul-killing monotony which life brings to most of the human race. Through the Magic Door by Arthur Conan Doyle [1907]

Virginia Woolf That wish also would seem to have aroused in the father a very strong emotion and an emotion which also seems to have its origin in the levels below conscious thought. Three Guineas by Virginia Woolf [1938]

Virginia Woolf At first, as he owned, he had “an elderly dread of a waste of emotion . The Death of the Moth and other essays by Virginia Woolf [1942]

Thomas Hardy They writhed feverishly under the oppressiveness of an emotion thrust on them by cruel Nature’s law — an emotion which they had neither expected nor desired. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Henry Kingsley No one hated a show of emotion more than the Doctor, and yet his brave warm heart would often flood his eyes in spite of himself. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

He endeavoured to stifle all emotion — to conquer the impatience that possessed him; but he could not. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Algernon Blackwood There grew in me this personal attitude towards an impersonal power I hardly understood, and this attitude included an emotion — love. The Garden of Survival by Algernon Blackwood [1918]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Signor Broccia, the Ambassador from her country, bent over Sabine’s fingers and there was a quiver of emotion in his tone as he greeted her. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

Olaf Stapledon Though he thinks his own thoughts, he perceives only what the other perceives, and is forced to endure every least sensation, thought, desire and emotion of the other, be it never so banal. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Arnold Bennett She was aware of no emotion whatever. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

John Galsworthy He heard Annette whisper, “How sad it is and beautiful!” felt the clutch of her hand as she stood up on tiptoe; and the crowd’s emotion gripped him. In Chancery by John Galsworthy

H.G. Wells It was full of words he did not understand, for the only vehicle of emotion the Tramp possessed was blasphemy. The Wonderful Visit by H.G. Wells [1895]

And in the meantime — ’ ‘Ah, my friend, my dear friend!’ The doctor’s emotion caused him almost to choke. Burmese Days by George Orwell

In about ten minutes I asked her husband, would he come with me? He replied in his broadest Sootch accent, always a sign of emotion with him: ‘I’ll have naething to do with it. My Life and Loves by Frank Harris

Edith Wharton Her heart swelled with the emotion she had suppressed during her talk with Frenside — the healing tears ran over. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

Rudyard Kipling She wished so much that he would be sensible and cease to worry her with over-sea emotion that she both could and could not understand. The Light That Failed by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

A. E. W. Mason She had provoked the display of some emotion, and the display of emotion was preferable to his composure. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

For here is the nut of reason he is obliged to crack before he can obtain the kernel of emotion proper to the day. The Fiend’s Delight by Ambrose Bierce [1873]

Jules Verne Great was Manoel’s emotion when Benito, drawn on to the platform, was laid there in a state of complete inertia, not a single exterior movement betraying that he still lived. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne [1881]

Tobias Smolle Our adventurer was not so totally abandoned by the spirit of chivalry, to see without emotion a single knight in danger of being overpowered by such a multitude of adversaries. The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves by Tobias Smolle

Her life became one thought, it twined round her soul like a serpent, and compressed and crushed every other emotion with its folds. Lodore by Mary Shelley

E. Phillips Oppenheim Mr. Sabin was amazed to find that the possibilities of emotion were still so great with him. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

Guy de Maupassan Jeanne wanted to send for the baron, but her emotion seemed to have taken all the strength from her limbs, and she could not rise from her seat. Une Vie (A Woman’s Life) by Guy de Maupassan

H. G. Wells His grief and emotion were very great. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

But as soon as a certain novelty and pleasure in emotion ceased the feeling itself was shirked, at whatever expense to others. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

George Eliot It came importunately now, on this sad evening, with the low-hanging clouds, but he tried to suppress it, lest some emotion should impel him to say more than was needful for Hetty’s sake. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

Without emotion there is no action. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

Edith Wharton No tremor of thought or emotion would, in similar situations, have escaped Martin Boyne: he would have burst all the grapes against his palate. The Children by Edith Wharton [1928]

It was so natural to him to repress every emotion that it was simply old habit to do so now. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

Margaret Oliphant It was more a sudden failing of her faculties in the height of emotion than actual insensibility. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

Leslie Stephen I expressed, with swelled eyes, and great emotion of kindness, the same hopes. Samuel Johnson by Leslie Stephen [1878]

Frances Hodgson Burnett Though no one would have accused him of being a sentimentalist or an emotional man, his emotions overpowered him for once and swept doubt of emotion and truth into some outer world. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Jules Verne Was this strange man glad of this decision? One might have doubted it, for his impassive countenance betokened no emotion whatever. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

G. K. Chesterton Unless he is describing an emotion which others share with him, his labours will be utterly in vain. Robert Browning by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

Edith Wharton As she entered, her friend rose from his chair by the fire, and turned on her a face so disordered by emotion that she stopped short with an exclamation of alarm. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

It was only by and by, after she and Captain Bulstrode had wandered slowly back to the house, that her emotion betrayed itself. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Good-natured untidy Margaret watched with all the moist-eyed emotion of fourteen; George in a passionate envy and wild rebellion that he was only eleven and of no consequence to this martial moment. The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

His sentiment may have mostly ceased—it probably has ceased—to stir any emotion at all in these days; but there is an imperishable element in his humour. Sterne by H. D. Traill [1882]

D. H. Lawrence But he betrayed no emotion over the fact. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

Henry James This was the art of not being surprised, and, with his emotion now con trolled, he was discernibly on his guard. The Other House by Henry James [1896]

George Meredith If you knew how I thank God for saving you! What my punishment would have been!’ Till her eyes were full she kept them on him, too deep in emotion to be conscious of it. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

Olaf Stapledon For himself he feared, because he had no part in the common emotion of his fellow-countrymen, in the thankfulness that the war had been nobly won. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Joseph Furphy He shrank from the note as from a lizard, while his lip quivered, and he tried to swallow his emotion down. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

George Gissing Bending forward, his hands folded between his knees, Otway listened with a face on which trouble began to reassert itself after the emotion of their meeting. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

The rush of emotion which this startling change brought was almost too much for my reason. The Mill Mystery by Anna Katharine Green

E. Phillips Oppenheim He looked into her face, and saw there an emotion which surprised him. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

Edgar Allan Poe Through the exertions of Beauvais, the matter was industriously hushed up, as far as possible; and several days had elapsed before any public emotion resulted. The Mystery of Marie Roget by Edgar Allan Poe [1842]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu It is not safe affecting an emotion with men like Cleve, especially when it does not flatter them. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]

George Gissing The heart in her bosom seemed to swell, as always when some great emotion possessed her, and with difficulty she kept her vision unclouded. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

The Abbot shuddered when She mentioned Elvira: Antonia imputed his emotion to pity and concern for her. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

Once before, in this very place, she had been convulsed by a storm of tears; but then she had been alone, free to sob in the darkness till the emotion that wrung her was dried up at its source. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

H. G. Wells The emotion you feel has no place in it. A Modern Utopia by H. G. Wells [1905]

Henry Lawson She showed some emotion for the first time, or, perhaps, the secondmaybe the third time — in that week of her life. While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson

I felt no emotion graver than curiosity, and after a few minutes ceased to observe it. An Account of Some Strange Disturbances in Aungier Street by J. Sheridan Le Fanu [1851]

All of emotion was stirred up within her — her temples throbbed, her throat beat, her breath became hysterical. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

F. Scott Fitzgerald The ecstatic moment of that afternoon had been a premature birth, an emotion left over from an already fleeting spring. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

Ivan Turgenev My emotion at the sight of Ivan Semyonitch’s little house was so great that I got down, picked up a handful of snow and pressed it to my face. The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other stories by Ivan Turgenev

H. G. Wells She said little, but the emotion in her face followed the tones in his voice, and it seemed to him he had at last a perfect understanding. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

Her emotion was almost overpowering her. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

Henry James This was helped by an emotion intrinsically far from sweet — the increase of the alarm that had most haunted her meditations. What Maisie Knew by Henry James [1897]

E. F. Benson His apprehensions were considerably relieved, and it looked as if no storm of emotion was likely to be required of him. Lucia in London by E. F. Benson [1927]

Ann Radcliffe Her emotion increased as she approached, and having reached the bower, she beheld, through an open window, the Marquis, reclining on a sofa, near which stood a table, covered with fruit and wine. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

Walter Scott Fierce, unbending, and rigorous, no emotion of compassion prevented his commanding, and witnessing, every detail of military execution against the non-conformists. The Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border by Walter Scott [1802-1803]

D. H. Lawrence So they got over the stress of emotion by quarrelling. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Maskull’s emotion slowly subsided, but it was not until he was once more in complete darkness that he became master of himself again. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

There were actually some slight traces of emotion in his face, and the colour had lessened considerably in his vulture-like beak. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

The emotion was far more of anger than grief; had I been a man and strong, I could have challenged that pair on the spot — but it was emotion, and I would rather have been scourged than betrayed it. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

Guy de Maupassant Toine, who was perspiring with emotion and anxiety, murmured: “I have another now — under the left arm. Toine by Guy de Maupassant [1885]

H. G. Wells Her emotion affected the buttons down the back of her bodice, and almost the last filial duty Miriam did before entering on her new life was to close that gaping orifice for the eleventh time. The History of Mr. Polly by H. G. Wells [1910]

He did not take it quite as calmly as I did, though he was of too reserved a nature to display much emotion over anything. A Strange Disappearance by Anna Katharine Green

F. Scott Fitzgerald She felt wildly happy, felt the warm sap of emotion being pumped through her body. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

It was not, however, that he was not in terrible anxiety, but he was determined that by not giving way to emotion would he delay by one minute the hour when he would be allowed to take up his work. The Poisoned Goblet by Arthur Gask [1935]

Algernon Blackwood I was aware of an emotion I am not subject to what I called just now the creeps. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Jules Verne Was not her emotion excusable in so awful a situation? Mrs Barnett sobbed aloud, and large tears rolled down her cheeks. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

Simplicity and profound emotion were the secrets of his influence. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

He was sick of an emotion that was old before candy was invented. To Love and Be Wise by Josephine Tey [1950]

But we must abandon the attempt to describe his emotion when at last, after so many days of fruitless expectation, he discovered a little scrap of paper which was attached to the shawl by a pin. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

Edith Wharton He wanted her to know how her words had moved him; but his thoughts were blurred by the rush of the same emotion that possessed her, and his own words came with an effort. The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

But now that he was on guard, his features might have been marble for any sign of emotion they betrayed. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Jules Verne The colonists’ emotion was great. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Virginia Woolf If you want proof of this, consider how often in moments of emotion when we most need words we find none. The Death of the Moth and other essays by Virginia Woolf [1942]

For the moment I was too full of emotion to speak. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

Algernon Blackwood Vitality was increased; heart and mind caught up an extra gear; thought leaped, if extravagantly, towards speculation; emotion deepened, if ecstatically, towards belief. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Walter Scott Just as he left the shop, little Miss Digges entered almost breathless, with the emotion of impatience and of curiosity. Saint Ronan’s Well by Walter Scott [1824]

Oscar Wilde Good heavens, my dear boy, don’t look so tragic! The secret of remaining young is never to have an emotion that is unbecoming. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

Louisa May Alcott My hair!” burst out poor Jo, trying vainly to smother her emotion in the pillow. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

Margaret Oliphant Her eyes had only taken that blank lustreless gaze, because the force of emotion beneath was too much for them, and inexpressible. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

John Galsworthy Repressed emotion tossed his slumbers, and when he woke the thought of the joint visit to Mr. Davids made him feel unwell. On Forsyte ’Change by John Galsworthy

Henry James He had this year, on the eve of his anniversary, as happened, an emotion not unconnected with that range of feeling. The Altar of the Dead by Henry James [1895]

Wilkie Collins She lay silent for a few minutes; the working of some strong emotion in her being expressed by her quick, hard, labored breathing, and by the painful contraction of her eyebrows. The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins [1857]

Guy de Maupassant As for him, he opened his mouth — that was the only sign of emotion which he showed. The Wreck (L'Épave) by Guy de Maupassant [1886]

But, as he once had told her with more emotion than he generally betrayed, he would have followed her down to hell itself. From Out the Vasty Deep by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1920]

For the first time an emotion of terror reminded her that she was a woman. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Rudyard Kipling That’s the effect of emotion on the young. The Light That Failed by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

She did not hate Judith. Hatred was an emotion unknown to her sluggishness. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

F. Scott Fitzgerald The critical qualities which had spoiled for each of them a dozen romances were dulled by the great wave of emotion that washed over them. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

He was never to know why his love for Judith was so much fiercer and more sharp than any other emotion of his life, his greatest happiness and his greatest distress. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

F. Scott Fitzgerald The feel of her head against his shoulder, of her familiar body, sent a shock of emotion over him. All the Sad Young Men by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1926]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Her emotion reassured him, promised his anxious heart that everything would be all right. All the Sad Young Men by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1926]

Our house in Lowndes Square was full of beautiful things and, when I looked round upon them sometimes, I almost choked in emotion on the realisation that as David’s wife they were all mine. The Silent Dead by Arthur Gask [1950]

Guy de Maupassan Her emotion was so vivid that she swooned and fell prostrate. The History of a Heart by Guy de Maupassan

A world of incomparable refinements still lingered tremulously in porcelain and varnish, yielding an instant of emotion before its dissolution into purest thought. Lost Horizon by James Hilton

George Meredith But, I’ll tell you what, brother William John, it’s an emotion when you’ve got bags of thousands of pounds in your arms. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

The emotion which shook his whole body communicated itself to me. The Mill Mystery by Anna Katharine Green

Algernon Blackwood An emotion from the depths rose up and shook me. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

George Gissing Were it possible to collect, and suitably to display, the very best of such work in every vehicle, I know not which would be the stronger emotion in an English heart, pride or rapture. The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft by George Gissing [1902]

H. G. Wells Elizabeth, in her first emotion at discovering her father had not absolutely deserted her, had been frank with him about her sorrows and disgusts. A Story of the Days To Come by H. G. Wells [1897]

Matthew Arnold I have said that it is by its accent of emotion that the morality of Marcus Aurelius acquires a special character, and reminds one of Christian morality. Marcus Aurelius by Matthew Arnold [1863]

Zanoni listened, and observed her with an attentive gaze, but no approval escaped his lips; no emotion changed the expression of his cold and half-disdainful aspect. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

If D’Artagnan pretended surprise, Aramis did not pretend at all; he started when he saw his two friends, and his emotion was very apparent. Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Theodore Dreiser Gerhardt observed her subdued condition without guessing the depth of emotion which it covered. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

Arnold Bennett His emotion filled her with superb pride. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

H. G. Wells Neither did Ethel, though the emotion was indisputable. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

George Eliot Those great jets of emotion were a necessary part of his life; he himself had said to the people long ago, ‘Without preaching I cannot live. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

Edith Wharton Hate was the only passion which survived, and that was but a deaf intransitive emotion coiled in his nature’s depths. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

This done, he turned towards me, a strong, though hitherto subdued, emotion showing itself in his countenance. The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green

Henry James This made her feel like the very fountain of fate, but the emotion was such a flood that she had to press it back with all her force. In the Cage by Henry James [1898]

Robert Louis Stevenson Had this been indeed the deluge, I should have felt more strongly, but the emotion would have been similar in kind. The Sea Fogs by Robert Louis Stevenson

This was the first time since the viscount had grown to man’s estate that he had surprised in his father’s countenance other emotion than ambition or pride, triumphant or defeated. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Her emotion was so great, it made her beautiful. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

Henry James My emotion keeping me silent she spoke first, and the remark she made was exactly the most unexpected. The Aspern Papers by Henry James [1888]

After reading the letter she gave it me back, and said, in a voice broken by emotion — “It was not my fate. The Daughter of the Commandant by Aleksandr Pushkin

Ann Radcliffe The uncommon degree of emotion which his countenance betrayed during the narrations of Du Bosse, and De la Motte, was generally observed. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

George Meredith But suddenly the door opened, and the farmer called into the darkness,— “Dahlia down here!” Previously emotionless, an emotion was started in Rhoda’s bosom by the command, and it was gladness. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

Jules Verne Pencroft succeeded in controlling himself sufficiently to suppress his emotion when he embraced Herbert, his boy! and then they separated. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

She contorted her lip to keep her emotion back, and deliberately turned away from a matter in which she was not mistress, and which contained ugly possibilities of buffeting. The hesitation of Miss Anderson by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1903]

With what delicious emotion I would wait upon you! — There are other women more favored than I. There are women to whom you say, ‘I love you. A Prince of Bohemia by Honoré de Balzac [1840]

George Meredith Rhoda, as usual, had no emotion to spare. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

Henry James But his sense of this fact was somehow connected with other and such now alien facts; his liking for Nancy Beck was an emotion of which the sole setting was a back piazza. The Siege of London by Henry James [1883]

Arnold Bennett If he died — well, he also had intensely lived! And he thought too of Hilda, whose terrific vitality of emotion had caused him such hours of apprehension and exasperation. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

Edith Wharton But hitherto the emotion had remained in him as a silent ache, veiling with sadness the beauty that evoked it. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton [1911]

Thomas Hardy As soon as the first emotion of reunion between the couple had passed, Jolliffe explained the delay as owing to a small speculative contract, which had produced good results. Life’s Little Ironies by Thomas Hardy

George Meredith Willoughby’s interpretation of his discovery was directed by pity: he had no other strong emotion left in him. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

But the major’s eyes remained implacable; honor had spoken, and he silenced his emotion and his pity. Captain Burle by Émile Zola

Edith Wharton The weight of her heavy body bearing on her outspread palms, as she rested them on the table before her, she watched for the tide of emotion to rise. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

Slowly my fear became less an emotion than a habit, and I had room for the smallest shade of curiosity. No-Man’s-Land by John Buchan [1899]

George Gissing Could this in any way be explanatory of the steady, searching look in those soft eyes? Marcella had always regarded the emotion of jealousy as characteristic of a vulgar nature. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Anna Katherine Green Though gifted with a strong frame, emotion had so weakened her that she was simply unable to stand. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

George Gissing Never yet had he heard, never again would he hear, the utterance of an emotion so profound and so noble. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

George Gissing At moments unforeseen, some gracious influence descends upon the soul, touching it to an emotion which, we know not how, the mind transmutes into thought. The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft by George Gissing [1902]

D. H. Lawrence They would have given him the liveliest emotion at one time. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

H. G. Wells Insensibly emotion crept into their intercourse, sunning itself openly and pleasantly at last when Helen’s modernity was not too near. Twelve Stories and a Dream by H. G. Wells [1903]

Anna Katherine Green Turning, I encountered the pretty daughter of the house, the youthful Miss Carrie. “Wait,” she cried, allowing herself to display her emotion freely in face and bearing. X Y Z by Anna Katherine Green

Maria Edgeworth Young Vincent was touched, and, as he thought, convinced; but his emotion was stronger than his conviction — his feelings were always more powerful than his reason. Belinda. by Maria Edgeworth

I was alone, and in the woods, yet I blushed at my own heedlessness; for, to the reflecting mind, no witness is necessary to excite the emotion of shame. The Life of Petrarch by Thomas Campbell

Jules Verne A sort of emotion kept them silent; even Simon Ford restrained himself. The Underground City by Jules Verne [1877]

Jack London If it were merely difficult to describe the charm of women, I would describe Miriam. But how describe emotion in words? The charm of woman is wordless. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

D. H. Lawrence Love isn’t a desideratum — it is an emotion you feel or you don’t feel, according to circumstance. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

George Meredith In the days of their youth, Van Diemen had been Tinman’s cordial spirit, at whom he sipped for cheerful visions of life, and a good honest glow of emotion now and then. The House on the Beach by George Meredith [1877]

Either would have died rather than have betrayed their emotion to the other. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

Tai Ling’s face was aflame with as much primitive emotion as an Oriental face may show. Limehouse Nights by Thomas Burke

Ibsen writes down all the minutest details with feeling and refinement, but with as little sympathetic emotion as if he was drawing up a report for the police. Henrik Ibsen by Edmund Gosse

Elizabeth Gaskell But, suddenly, this simple emotion of pleasure was tainted, poisoned by jealousy. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

Her emotion almost overpowered her as she tried to answer him; but she struggled against it bravely, and came to the sofa on which he lay and dropped upon her knees by his side. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

Ann Radcliffe Ellena rose with emotion to meet her; the nun held forth her hand to receive hers. The Italian by Ann Radcliffe [1796]

Henry Handel Richardson And in the riot of emotion the knowledge stirred in her, there was one drop of sweetness: she alone shared his secret. The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

Then, very obvious and simple, the little emotion of standing out from the homeland and seeing the long white Kentish cliffs recede. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

He seemed distracted, choking with an emotion she could not understand because it resembled embarrassment, a state of mind inconceivable in that man. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

George Gissing His emotion affected Sidney, who looked pale and troubled in spite of the smile still clinging feebly about his lips. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Arthur Conan Doyle The nature spirit responds to emotion and appears keenly appreciative of kindly attention and affection. The Coming of the Fairies by Arthur Conan Doyle [1922]

If my emotion is due to my own weakness rather than to her superiority, I had better recognize my folly before it proves my destruction. The Circular Study by Anna Katharine Green

George Gissing The emotion that possessed him could not be altogether pleasurable, for at moments he cast his eyes about him with a pained, almost a desperate look. Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing [1891]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Please!” She laid her hand upon his arm and its intense clasp conveyed to him something of the nervous emotion which had seized her. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

Guy de Maupassant His emotion was so great that he cried out, and let go his hold of the chicken, which ran over his chest. Toine by Guy de Maupassant [1885]

Mr. Van Burnam walked away, white and sick, for which display of emotion there was certainly some cause, and rejoining his father tried to carry off the moment with the aplomb of a man of the world. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green

George Gissing That no emotion appeared in her reply was due to a fear lest she might be guilty of misleading him. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Jules Verne Tears of emotion stood in Hobson’s eyes, and he made no attempt to conceal them, but seizing Marbre’s outstretched hand, he pressed it in his own. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

E. Phillips Oppenheim There was no change, no emotion in his face. To Win the Love He Sought by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1895]

With more than usual softness of manner He desired her to proceed, and heard her speak as follows with an emotion which increased every moment. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Matthew watched covertly for some signs of emotion in his face, for to him the operation he proposed appeared gigantic. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

The iron hearts of the Spaniards were touched with the emotion displayed by Montezuma, as well as by his princely spirit of liberality. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

F. Scott Fitzgerald He realized that the fourth fist had hit him, and a great flood of emotion cried out that the law that had inexorably ruled his life was in motion again. Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

I had always kept this part of my adventures secret from everybody; so I hid any emotion that might appear on my face from the muleteer, by puffing out a sufficient volume of smoke in his face. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier

It was different from his emotion while spying at the revelations of the skylight, but in this case too he felt the discomfort, if not the guilt, of an unseen beholder. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

A very destructive emotion indeed, jealousy. Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey

Edith Wharton Darrow noticed that she did not feel the beauty and mystery of the spectacle as much as its pressure of human significance, all its hidden implications of emotion and adventure. The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

The last two days and nights of suspense and high-strung emotion seemed to have left him incapable of any further sensation at present beyond that of an intense fatigue. Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley [1889]

Anne Bronte And now, with my nerves already excited and half unstrung, I could not hear those words so sweetly warbled forth without some symptoms of emotion I was not able to suppress. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte [1848]

Willa Cather The emotion of that day came back in her face. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

Arthur Conan Doyle It was not that he felt any emotion akin to love for Irene Adler. All emotions, and that one particularly, were abhorrent to his cold, precise but admirably balanced mind. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

The poor mother’s emotion was a sufficient guarantee of her sincerity. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

Frances Hodgson Burnett Her idea of that universal emotion was that it was a matter of clothes and propinquity and loveliness and that if one were at all clever one got things one wanted as a result of it. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

One day I was walking over a bit of marshy ground close to Inchy Wood when I felt, all of a sudden, and only for a second, an emotion which I said to myself was the root of Christian mysticism. The Celtic Twilight by William Butler Yeats [1893]

While Malignon was gently closing the door, she stood still for a moment, with the emotion that checked the words on her lips undetected. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

D. H. Lawrence At any rate, I don’t feel the emotion of love for you — no, and I don’t want to. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

She saw the emotion she had aroused, and lifting up my face by the chin, she said: ‘Little boy, I have buried six children, all of them younger than you, and now my husband and myself live alone. Agatha Webb by Anna Katharine Green

That is why the Commandant’s order did not arouse any surprise or emotion among us. The Daughter of the Commandant by Aleksandr Pushkin