Phrases with "enamoured"

Anthony Trollope As to a journey down to Ayrshire, that would be nothing to one so enamoured as was Mr. Emilius; and he would not scruple to show himself at the castle door without invitation. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Edith Wharton To a man so enamoured of beauty, and so little qualified to add to its sum total, it was a wonderful privilege to have bestowed on the world such a being. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

Still, it is unlucky the British seaman is so enamoured of theological terms; for he constantly misapplies them. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

E. F. Benson There was a broad staircase with shallow treads, and every moment Lucia became more and more enamoured of the plain well-shaped rooms. Mapp and Lucia by E. F. Benson [1931]

George Meredith His wife won’t be very much enamoured of herself if she is not the happiest woman in the world. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

George Meredith Whether to set her down as an enamoured idiot or a creature not a whit less artful than her brother, was Countess Livia’s debate. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

George Meredith Our enamoured gentleman had therefore no tally of Nature’s writing above to set beside his discoveries in the deeps. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Miles Franklin I have heard them say she worshipped Colonel Bell, but in less than a twelvemonth he tired of his lovely bride, and becoming enamoured of another woman, he tried to obtain a divorce. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

William Godwin Uther became desperately enamoured of Igerna, wife of the duke of Cornwal, and tried every means to seduce her in vain. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

George Meredith If he had, so intensely did her youthful blood desire to be enamoured of the world, that she felt he would have lifted her off her feet. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Jack London Especially was I enamoured of my painfully prominent ribs. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

At the age of fourteen he first became enamoured of the science of alchymy, and read the Arabian authors in their own language. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Benjamin Disraeli As for our enamoured sexagenarians, they avenge the theories of our cold-hearted youth. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

And he’s not awfully enamoured of you, if it comes to that. Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey

Oscar Wilde A sea-monster had been enamoured of the pearl that the diver brought to King Perozes, and had slain the thief, and mourned for seven moons over its loss. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

Elizabeth Gaskell And yet he made his aunt his confidante — told her what she had only suspected before — that he was deeply enamoured of Mam’selle Cannes, and would gladly marry her. My Lady Ludlow by Elizabeth Gaskell [1858]

Oscar Wilde He grew more and more enamoured of his own beauty, more and more interested in the corruption of his own soul. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

George Meredith Lady Rodwell Blachington did; and young Mrs. Blathenoy; and Mrs. Fanning; they were enamoured of it. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

Robert Louis Stevenson From all the young men of this period, one stood out by the vigour of his promise; he was in the age of fermentation, enamoured of eccentricities. Collected Essays by Robert Louis Stevenson

Two similar and trustworthy accounts have been given me in regard to a female retriever and a spaniel, both of which became enamoured with terrier-dogs. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Thomas Wolfe And all the while, of course, I was still enamoured of that fair Medusa, Fame. My desire for her was a relic of the past. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Does the nectarine love either the bee or bird it feeds? Is the sweetbriar enamoured of the air? “Good-night, Dr. John; you are good, you are beautiful; but you are not mine. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

Gertrude Chattesworth was placed between the enamoured Puddock and the large-eyed, handsome, mysterious Mervyn. Of course, the hour flew with light and roseate wings for him. The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Sidney Colvin In Spenser’s fairy land he was enchanted, breathed in a new world, and became another being; till, enamoured of the stanza, he attempted to imitate it, and succeeded. Keats by Sidney Colvin [1887]

George Meredith The young man fell into a dramatic tearing-of-hair and long-stride fury, not ill becoming an enamoured dragoon. The Case of General Ople and Lady Camper by George Meredith [1877]

M. P. Shiel The golden walls of this palace which I have built look down, enamoured of their reflection, into a lake of the choicest, purplest wine. The Purple Cloud by M. P. Shiel [1901]

George Meredith Gower journeyed to London without the letter, intoxicated, and conscious of poison; enamoured of it, and straining for health. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Added to both these pleasures was a more generous diet, so that we became quite enamoured of our new home. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

Marjorie Bowen So what does it matter?” “I thought,” sneered M. de Clery, “that you might be enamoured of him yourself. Forget-me-not by Marjorie Bowen [1932]

E. F. Benson But Mallards was the magnet for Lucia’s enamoured eye, and presently they stole back towards it. Mapp and Lucia by E. F. Benson [1931]

Victor Hugo But can any one be enamoured of a flash of lightning? Dreams flowed and ebbed within him. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Are you so enamoured of this career that you scorn even to think of security and honour? Perhaps you are different from what you seem. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

George Meredith The beneficial change wrought in him, made him enamoured of healthy thinking and doing. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

On her return to Byzantium, Justinian became excessively enamoured of her. The Secret History of the Court of Justinian by Procopius [1896]

George Meredith She pitied the man, but she was an enamoured woman. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Charles Dickens Further, in losing Mugby Junction, he had found himself again; and he was not the more enamoured of himself for having lately passed his time in better company. Mugby Junction by Charles Dickens [1866]

George Meredith The gold and white of the chairs welcomed a youth suddenly enrolled among the wealthy by an enamoured old lady on his arm. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

Tobias Smolle Had our hero been really enamoured of her person, he might have probably accomplished his wishes, notwithstanding the steps she had taken. The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom by Tobias Smolle

Henry Fielding He was now enamoured of his guests, drank their healths with great chearfulness, and returned many thanks to Adams, who had spent much breath, for he was a circumstantial teller of a story. The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews and his friend Mr Abraham Adams by Henry Fielding

Perhaps he imagines that I want to steal his dear Zerbine’s heart away from him; lovers are always fancying that everybody else is enamoured of their own particular favourites. Captain Fracasse by Théophile Gautier [1863]

His friend the Cardinal de Rohan, enamoured of the charms of Marie Antoinette, was in sore distress at her coldness, and the displeasure she had so often manifested against him. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Benjamin Disraeli To-day Cadurcis may vow to you eternal devotion; but, if the world speak truth, Venetia, a month ago he was equally enamoured of another, and one, too, who cannot be his. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

M. P. Shiel How threefold? He wrote with bitterest smile: “To be enamoured of pain—to pine after aching—to dote upon Marah—is not that a wicked madness?” I was overwhelmed. Shapes in the Fire by M. P. Shiel [1896]

A young lady sprawled with dreamy eyes in a moored boat, in company of a lunch basket, a champagne bottle, and an enamoured man in a blazer. Tales of Unrest by Joseph Conrad [1898]

E. F. Benson Certainly Elizabeth and her Benjy-boy seemed an enamoured couple. Lucia's Progress by E. F. Benson [1935]

George Meredith He was her squire simply; had pitched on a sudden into an enamoured condition, and walked beside her, caring little whither he was led, so that she left him not. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

About the same time (probably on the occasion of her wedding) she was accidentally seen by a Mussulman Sheik of great wealth and local influence, who instantly became madly enamoured of her. Eothen by Alexander William Kinglake [1844]

Andrew Lang Bacon is so enamoured of this method that he publishes ‘Venus and Adonis’ and ‘Lucrece’ under the name of his actor friend. The Valet’s Tragedy by Andrew Lang

I have heard my father say each is enamoured of some one evil, and seeth it with his bat’s eye in every patient. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

George Meredith But, say not the mad, say the enamoured woman. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

Theodore Dreiser Cowperwood could see that he was honestly enamoured of his adopted city. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Jack London He had become enamoured of proletarian life. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

Thereupon she had uttered a “very well, we will see!” that would have changed an enamoured suitor’s love into disgust. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

George Meredith She was not enamoured she could say it to herself. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

George Meredith An enamoured Egeria who is not a princess in her worldly state nor a goddess by origin has to play one of those parts which strain the woman’s faculties past naturalness. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

George Meredith A nature tender like Carlo’s, and he bearing an enamoured heart, could not, as Luciano Romara had done, pass instantly from defeat to drill. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]