Phrases with "energetically"

The book was labelled ‘Volume I.’ In the meantime the detectives were working energetically to find out where Ephraim Smith had gone. Gentlemen of Crime by Arthur Gask [1932]

William Blades Originally worth at least £800, it was then worth half, and, of course, I energetically drew the attention of the minister in charge to it, as well as to another grand Folio by Rood and Hunte, 1480. The Enemies of Books by William Blades [1880]

H. G. Wells He had got it now in his head, and there, with all the irrepressible vigour of the Negro musician, it was still energetically at work. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

Sigmund Freud That there exist not only conscious but also unconscious psychic processes is the opinion at issue, which is so hotly contested and so energetically defended. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

At one time the army of the Count of Toulouse was on the point of disbanding itself; and, had not their leader energetically removed them across the Bosphorus, this would have been the result. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

H. G. Wells They went about their affairs energetically enough and yet with a curious idleness towards those threatening things. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

Anthony Trollope But we, who know Tappitt best, may declare now that his vote was to have been had by anyone who would have joined him energetically in abuse of Luke Rowan. His mind was full of his grievance. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope

Guy de Maupassan Thereupon, the government energetically reminded that thoroughly honest and noble man of his word of honor, and T— — who saw that he was unable to keep it, ended his life by a pistol bullet. Delila by Guy de Maupassan

Lucy Maud Montgomery She could keep silence, it was evident, as energetically as she could talk. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

They brought children afflicted with skin-diseases, and asked for ointment, and on hearing that I was hurt by a fall, seized on my limbs and shampooed them energetically but not undexterously. Among the Tibetans by Isabella L. Bird [1894]

So energetically had she exerted her hands that it seemed as if table and dresser had been freshly planed. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

Sinclair Lewis While he ground his plate with his knife as he energetically pursued fragments of bacon, he peeped at her. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Nathaniel Hawthorne He raised his hand, clenched it and smote it energetically against the smoky panel over the fireplace. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Although a good citizen, he energetically refused to fulfill his duties in the national guard, which he deemed unbefitting the dignity of an artist and author. Honore de Balzac by Albert Keim and Louis Lumet [1914]

George Gissing From half-past nine to half-past one Harvey sat alone in his study, not always energetically studious, but on the whole making progress in his chosen field of knowledge. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Louisa May Alcott Many very respectable people make an honest living out of what are called sensation stories,” said Jo, scratching gathers so energetically that a row of little slits followed her pin. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

There he tore off the sleeve of Earnshaw’s coat, and bound up the wound with brutal roughness; spitting and cursing during the operation as energetically as he had kicked before. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

A good heart, but a pedantic conscience, and a sort of energetically mechanical intelligence. Memories and Studies by William James

George Gissing One chance there was; she must grasp it energetically and without delay. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Virginia Woolf Then she took up a flower and beat it energetically upon the edge of the table. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

George Eliot Harold Transome has been energetically active in bringing about this meeting. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

His lordship signed energetically with his hand in the direction in which this man had vanished. Mr. Justice Harbottle by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

G. K. Chesterton She looked very statuesque; and few could have guessed how energetically she flew round in preparing the ceremony; or how very like it was to her way of preparing the theatricals. The Return of Don Quixote by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

Henry Kingsley And so he dawdled round to St. Peter’s Church, and came upon his young friend, playing at fives with the ball he had given him, as energetically as he had before played with the brass button. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

Miles Franklin She energetically preached at me. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

There are two simple meals daily, with tea and bananas at 7 A.M., and afternoon tea at 5 P.M. Mr. Maxwell is most abstemious, and is energetically at work from an early hour in the morning. The Golden Chersonese and the way thither by Isabella L. Bird [1883]

Sinclair Lewis Ah, there, she said enthusiastically, was an idea! For two days she was energetically holy and patient, after which they quarreled because he had not noticed it. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

Willa Cather He could work energetically at almost any form of play. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Sinclair Lewis She energetically did not whine to Kennicott. But her eyes ached; she was not the girl in breeches and a flannel shirt who had cooked over a camp-fire in the Colorado mountains five years ago. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Jules Verne They were confident and resolute men, energetically and solidly constituted. The English at the North Pole by Jules Verne

Charles Dickens Sometimes, she would coldly tolerate me; sometimes, she would condescend to me; sometimes, she would be quite familiar with me; sometimes, she would tell me energetically that she hated me. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

You were coming to steal something or impose upon me for money in some way!” He roused himself up energetically in his chair. The Hangman’s Knot by Arthur Gask [1935]

Guy de Maupassant He even showed an unusual activity, for he cleaned all the windows of the house, energetically rubbing the glass, and singing at the top of his voice. Denis by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

Arthur Conan Doyle Hence he incited Farintosh to greater speed, and that worthy divine with his two agents worked so energetically that in less than a week there was little left of five and thirty thousand pounds. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

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

G. K. Chesterton There was the tipsy old Hertfordshire rustic; he was talking energetically to himself. The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

D. H. Lawrence He felt he ought to get up, go out quickly into the daylight, and work or spend himself energetically in the open air of the afternoon, retrieving what was left to him of the day. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Virginia Woolf Looking up, her eye was caught by the line of the mountains flying out energetically across the sky like the lash of a curling whip. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

Rudyard Kipling There is no drill laid down for this evolution, but etiquette and custom prescribe that on going up the hatch you shall not too energetically prod the next man ahead with the muzzle of your rifle. Tales of the Trade by Rudyard Kipling

At the time of John Brown’s execution she wanted to have the bells tolled in Concord, and urged her husband energetically to see that it was done. The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns [1906]

James Joyce Substantially. What comforted his misapprehension? That as a competent keyless citizen he had proceeded energetically from the unknown to the known through the incertitude of the void. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

E. F. Benson She passed Lucia and Georgie, but decided not to see them, and, energetically waving her hand to Mrs Bartlett, she popped into Twistevant’s, from the door of which they had just come out. Mapp and Lucia by E. F. Benson [1931]

Kate Chopin He took a book from his pocket and began energetically to read it, judging by the precision and frequency with which he turned the leaves. The Awakening by Kate Chopin

Of course, Sir Henry was most interested, and for a long while we energetically discussed the pros and cons of what I had best have done after I had shot the would-be assassin. The Secret of the Sandhills by Arthur Gask [1921]

G. K. Chesterton And what you see in prescriptions as Cannabis Indiensis is what our lively neighbours of Asia describe more energetically as bhang. The Flying Inn by G. K. Chesterton [1914]

G. K. Chesterton His face was energetically blacked all over with soot, above which he wore an aged and very tall top hat; he wore his shirt outside his coat like a surplice, and he flourished a thick umbrella. A Miscellany of Men by G. K. Chesterton [1912]