Phrases with "enough"

Jules Verne Consequently I affirm that, if our projectile had struck the meteor, its speed thus suddenly checked would have raised a heat great enough to turn it into vapor instantaneously. Round the Moon by Jules Verne [1873]

There was no room for it to pass, and we had not enough way on us to get over to our proper side in time. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

But enough of this gloomy subject. The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1834]

Wilkie Collins Sure enough all the top windows in front were closed with shutters and barred. A Rogue’s Life by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Thomas Hardy The regular continuity of the tolling suggested that it was the resumption rather than the beginning of a knell — the opening portion of which Stephen had not been near enough to hear. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

Anthony Trollope As she sat down alone to her breakfast, she declared to herself that this should be enough for her — that it should satisfy her. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

Charles Kingsley Agreeable enough he was; but as for your Quest of the Sangreal, whatever it may be, he seemed to have as little notion of anything beyond his own interest as any Greek I ever met. Two Years Ago by Charles Kingsley

Arthur Conan Doyle He who can see far enough into the future to tell how that ever-varying column will stand tomorrow is the man who has fortune within his grasp. The Green Flag by Arthur Conan Doyle [1900]

Henry James It struck him there was nothing he couldn’t work for enough with her to be so worked with by her. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

The shock seemed enough to stun an elephant. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

Anthony Trollope So were you too, Mrs. Jones.” “Young enough, surely, sir; and foolish enough too. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

Henry James These things became clearer to me later on; at the instant I had scepticism enough to observe to her, as I turned the pages of her volume, that her net had all the same caught many a big fish. The Death of the Lion by Henry James [1894]

Elizabeth Gaskell Alice was a bonny young woman, with a smile for everybody, when he wed her — a smile for every one except our John, who never could do enough to try and win one from her. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

Algernon Blackwood If he deceived them enough to change their lives in any respect, it involved fresh Karma for himself. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Francis Bacon I found then that if the globe was small enough in proportion to the cavity, the air contracted itself into a less space and was simply squeezed together, not squeezed out. The New Organon by Francis Bacon [1620]

Andrew Lang Do you think him handsome and amiable enough to be willing to marry him?” “Madam,” replied Felicia, blushing, “you overwhelm me with your kindness. The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

What he says, generally, is but that which I have said in daylight, and in meditation deep enough to sculpture itself on my heart. Suspiria de Profundis by Thomas De Quincey [1845]

Harriet, though beautiful, egotistical, and self- satisfied, was not quite weak enough for him. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

Rudyard Kipling It isn’t enough merely to let me dream. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Henry James He had innocence enough left, however, to look round the table with a gleeful, conscious laugh, in the midst of which his eyes encountered my own. Eugene Pickering by Henry James [1874]

Sinclair Lewis Say enough to give him an income of a thousand a year — twenty dollars a week, provided he could smuggle the money out of the country, which the Corpos were daily making more difficult. It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis

Thomas Hardy But she cannot find energy enough to do it herself. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

Washington Irving It was humble enough in its appearance for the most pastoral poet; and yet it had a pleasing rural look. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

But, between casual suspicion and actual proof, what a gulf! To believe James Harwell capable of guilt, and to find evidence enough to accuse him of it, were two very different things. The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green

The young Baron von Stalkenberg was at liberty to marry; the three Counts von Stalkenberg were not — unless they could pick up a wife with enough money to keep herself and her husband. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

George Gissing Yes, I was ass enough to tell that girl the whole story of my life. A Lodger in Maze Pond by George Gissing

They are ready enough to accept me for what I appear to be. Her Father’s Name by Florence Marryat [1878]

Thomas Hardy This was just enough to incense Henchard after the other crosses of the day. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

At most they numbered few enough in comparison with the defenders, and they were not meant for attack. Shadows of Ecstasy by Charles Williams

George Gissing His money is invested so as to bring him just about enough to live comfortably upon. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Gertrude Stein There are quite enough of them. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

Anthony Trollope She was sure enough that Clara would at first feel the imprudent generosity of youth, and offer to join her poverty to Herbert’s poverty. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

You are to suppose, my dear aunt, that I had had enough and something more of my craze for foot-marching. The Company of the Marjolaine by John Buchan

She was willing enough to let the subject drop for the present, foreseeing plainly that the foolish little heart would before long unbosom itself again. Her Father’s Name by Florence Marryat [1878]

Henry Fielding She had in her surprize almost stopt her coach; but recollected herself timely enough to prevent it. The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews and his friend Mr Abraham Adams by Henry Fielding

Laurence Sterne You speak this so civilly, said I, that it is enough to oblige an Englishman to lay out a louis d’or or two at your shop. A sentimental journey through France and Italy by Laurence Sterne

Elizabeth Gaskell The present is enough for her. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

Arthur Conan Doyle She was strong enough to hold her own in a gentle, elastic fashion, which bent to his moods and reasserted itself when they were past. The Land of Mist by Arthur Conan Doyle [1926]

We had been talking pleasantly enough till he appeared, but his coming seemed to make us both silent, and he himself had a thoughtful air. Milly Darrell by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1873]

Miles Franklin What would you think of a poet for a lover?” “The Lord preserve me! Common men, when spoony, are sickly enough in poetic quotation. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

Margaret Bottleworthy looked pretty enough for any man to enthuse over and, remembering what he had just been told, his lordship smiled knowingly as he shook hands. The Jest of Life by Arthur Gask [1936]

George Gissing We shall have to make our head-quarters in Paris, I fancy; she was always well enough there. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

G. K. Chesterton Personally he may not have known enough about painting to be more than a fifth-rate painter, or enough about the organ to be more than a sixth-rate organist. Robert Browning by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

Anthony Trollope Frocks! The frocks you had in Rome are good enough for London. I won’t have a word of all that. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

He was obstinate, but his will was made up of short impulses that never lasted long enough to carry him to the goal of his ambition. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

John Locke I suppose the world affords more such instances: at least every one’s acquaintance will furnish him with examples enough of such as pass most of their nights without dreaming. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

Bram Stoker Even had we not the proof of our own unhappy experience, the teachings and the records of the past give proof enough for sane peoples. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

Elizabeth Gaskell They were friends again after their unspoken difference; but that was not enough for Roger. He felt every day more and more certain that she, and she alone, could make him happy. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

Arthur Machen This street, indeed, was still enough after dark, and not over well lighted. Holy Terrors by Arthur Machen

Jules Verne It was strong enough to bear both the travellers and their sledge, and was covered with dry snow. The Field of Ice by Jules Verne

Anthony Trollope He told me that he certainly found her to be attractive, but that he thought he had power enough to keep himself free from any such fault as that. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Anthony Trollope You’re too cool yourself!’ ‘Cool enough for both, you think, my lord. The Kellys and the O’Kellys by Anthony Trollope

Elizabeth Von Arnim It is enough to make her mope, and it is not her fault, poor thing, that she should have preferred the society of a Miss Jones to that of Irais and myself. Elizabeth and her German Garden by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1898]

Arthur Machen Mrs. Runnymede has wit and humor enough to furnish forth half-a-dozen ordinary sporting novels. The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen [1907]

Sigmund Freud So you too wanted to wait for him, and you took it that he was only waiting till you were grown up enough to be his wife. Fragment of an Analysis of a Case of Hysteria by Sigmund Freud [1905]

Slowly as he moved he was not really strong enough to be sure-footed. The Rover by Joseph Conrad [1923]

Thomas Wolfe And maybe she hasn’t got sense enough to understand what you wrote in the way you think it should be understood. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Surely those facts are black enough to convict any man?” “They would have gone some way with a Jury, I have no doubt,” the other replied. The Childerbridge Mystery by Guy Boothby [1902]

You know well enough that Sir Charles wants you to marry Curberry.” “Marry Lord Curberry,” cried Lillian, her pale skin colouring a deep rose hue; “why I told Dad I wouldn’t do that. The Mystery Queen by Fergus Hume

It was nightfall before he had cut enough for his purpose, and well-nigh midnight before he had carried the last bundle to its place, and gone back for the roses and the lilies. The Secret Rose by William Butler Yeats [1897]

But in Little Dorrit there are enough internal signs of, possibly unconscious, lassitude. Dickens by Adolphus William Ward [1882]

I had only been a month under the ban of the law, and it was quite enough for me. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan [1915]

Elizabeth Gaskell The worst is, the wasps are impudent enough to dispute it with one, even at the very crisis and summit of enjoyment. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

Wilkie Collins Happily for me, my husband knew from the beginning that I really loved him: he gave me a second chance of telling him so, after I had lost the first, and, as you see, I was wise enough to take it. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Jules Verne Wilson was fortunate enough to discover what just suited their wants: a grotto hollowed out by the sea in the basaltic rocks. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

I purchased a wooden box, just large enough to admit one, and not transferable. Cobwebs from an Empty Skull by Ambrose Bierce [1874]

Jules Verne Phil Evans, screened by his companion, was now examining the infernal machine, which was a metallic canister containing about two pounds of dynamite, enough to shatter the aeronef to atoms. Robur the Conqueror by Jules Verne [1887]

H. G. Wells If I could do it, if I was good enough to do it, I would. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

Rudyard Kipling Torpenhow had been long away; there was no more rioting in the chambers, and Dick had settled down to his new life, which he was weak enough to consider nothing better than death. The Light That Failed by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Henry James But at the bottom of Pemberton’s heart was the recognition of his probably being strong enough to live and not yet strong enough to struggle or to thrive. The Pupil by Henry James [1891]

Henry James Holgrave is not sharply enough characterised; he lacks features; he is not an individual, but a type. Hawthorne by Henry James [1879]

At one time they were made to break stones for their food, but this was stopped when they had broken enough stone for years ahead and put the stone-breakers out of work. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

George Gissing Madeline knew well enough that nothing of this kind was possible, and in the end made her lover’s mind clear on the point. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

Thomas Hardy We know well enough how the case stands — quite well enough to talk in general terms about it. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

George Gissing I am not well enough to come, and I think it likely you had rather I did not. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

The verandah was a fine one, neatly railed with polished wood, and wide enough to permit of half a dozen folk walking abreast upon it. The Lady of the Island by Guy Boothby

He knew his father well enough to know that the case was hopeless. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

It was like a fairy realm; and here was one whose very look was enough to inspire the most despairing soul with hope and peace and happiness. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

That’s plenty good enough for him. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

The very thought of how nearly he had made a fool of himself would have been enough to make him burst into tears. A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey [1936]

Leon Trotsky He showed no active enterprise of his own, or rather only enough to reveal his incompetence. My Life by Leon Trotsky

She’s certainly quiet and well-behaved enough one way, but you can’t tell what she might do outside and alone. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

George Gissing Arrived in town, he went to the house where he had lodged in the time of comparative prosperity, and there was lucky enough to find his old rooms vacant. The House of Cobwebs by George Gissing

H. G. Wells The line the cold, inhuman reason of the moon would take seems plain enough to me, and a suspicion of it, and then perhaps some sudden sharp realisation of it, must have come to him. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

Sir Walter Scott But enough of that — here are we at Wayland Smith’s forge-door. Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott [1821]

If you look in that old bag under the bed, you will find evidence enough to convince you of that fact. The Childerbridge Mystery by Guy Boothby [1902]

Walter Scott There is enough left of the old acres to keep us in the way you like best, and that I will learn to like. Saint Ronan’s Well by Walter Scott [1824]

Victor Hugo They do not feel themselves strong enough to seize the opportunity as it passes, to take possession of it by fair means or foul, and to constrain it to serve them. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

We are reserved enough with strangers at home, we Islanders, as the world knows, but most of us are less ungracious abroad. Featherston’s Story by Ellen Wood [1889]

Virginia Woolf Here it is enough to say that though the three measures you suggest seem plausible, yet it also seems that, if we did what you ask, the emotion caused by the photographs would still remain unappeased. Three Guineas by Virginia Woolf [1938]

George Meredith But enough said; I thought I was in a clear field. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

We have been looking for them long enough before they come in sight—calculating every mile of the way; every minute of the daylight. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Anthony Trollope It is not surrounded by beauty of scenery strong enough to bring tourists and holiday travellers. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins She was even self-possessed enough to ask him for news of his journey, with no other signs of agitation than a passing change of color and a little trembling of the lips. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

R. D. Blackmore Three months had passed, and that surely was enough for even Flamborough folk to do something, if they ever meant to do it. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

His hair, while not remaining dark enough to form a theatrical contrast with his moustache, was yet some shades darker, and, in becoming a little thinner, it had become a little more gracefully wavy. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

Anthony Trollope There was not enough of her beauty. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Andrew Lang Like Scott, he dearly loved a ghost-story; like Scott he was canny enough to laugh, publicly, at them and at himself for his interest in them. The Making of Religion by Andrew Lang

Robert Louis Stevenson Ten minutes after the doctor made his appearance deliberately enough and examined our patient with the lantern. The Amateur Emigrant by Robert Louis Stevenson

If all things go well, it will be enough for me to have restored the knowledge of the dance, and perhaps to have traced something of the law of its movement. The Greater Trumps by Charles Williams

Wilkie Collins All I say is, I am not fool enough to open it. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

I was composed enough to perceive after some considerable time the match-box lying there on the mantelpiece right under my nose. A Personal Record by Joseph Conrad [1912]

Sinclair Lewis He had made enough to consider paying the hundred dollars back to Frank Shallard, though certainly not enough to do so. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

George Gissing Elgar knew well enough in what mood this lady was about to converse with him. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

Henry James He had wit enough to appreciate the force of that civility which consists in calling your attention to the impertinences it spares you. The American by Henry James [1877]

I was fool enough one day to ask him about diamonds. Prester John by John Buchan

Wilkie Collins I reproduce the result here, in one plain form; the original language and the interpretation of it coming close enough together in these pages to be easily compared and verified. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Henry James They were droll enough at first; then they grew rather a bore. The Way it Came by Henry James [1896]

Wilkie Collins She ran after me, triumphing in having roused the temper of a man old enough to have been her grandfather, and caught me by the arm. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Anthony Trollope The crowd upon the platform was not very dense, but there were quite enough of people to make a very respectable audience for this little play. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

He was, therefore, only moderately wealthy, his royalties from his really valuable invention bringing him hardly enough to pay his expenses of litigation with rogues guilty of infringement. Negligible Tales by Ambrose Bierce

Arthur Conan Doyle He may not have been of a very virile character, but the circumstances were enough to shake the most stout-hearted. A True Story of the Tragedy of “Flowery Land” by Arthur Conan Doyle

Anthony Trollope She thought that she might be able to show spirit enough were it not for the duty that she owed to her aunt. Linda Tressel by Anthony Trollope [1868]

Wilkie Collins He was silent and sentimental enough at first, and shockingly sulky and savage with the priest —” “I wonder Father Rocco ventured within his reach. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

Thomas Hardy That Anne was charming and loving enough to chain him anywhere was true; but he had begun to find the mill-work terribly irksome at times. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy [1879]

Charles Kingsley He has not had respect and trust enough for the men and women of whom he writes; and is too much inclined to laugh at them, and treat them de haut en bas. Hours with the Mystics by Charles Kingsley

George Eliot But I shall go to Stoniton again tomorrow, and I have confidence enough in the strength of Adam’s principle to trust that he will be able to endure the worst without being driven to anything rash. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

Anthony Trollope It was easy enough for Dot to say, first write, and then go. The Kellys and the O’Kellys by Anthony Trollope

William Makepeace Thackeray There are writers enough in the United States, honest and otherwise, who preach that kind of doctrine. Roundabout Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1860-63]

Charles Kingsley He was looking on the ground, in thought so intense that he hardly seemed to hear Marie. Poor fellow! he had heard enough in the last ten minutes to bewilder any brain. Two Years Ago by Charles Kingsley

Henry Kingsley Well, I hope that you and I will be better acquainted in our new positions; we were intimate enough in our old. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

I know of no casuistry subtle enough to involve you in any engagement whatever, without such an ingredient. The Purcell Papers by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Arthur Conan Doyle You, a doctor — you are enough to drive a patient into an asylum. His Last Bow by Arthur Conan Doyle [1917]

Arthur Machen Even now, the Quester’s adventure is a desperate one — few there be that find It. “Ventilation and sanitation are well enough in their way. The Secret Glory by Arthur Machen

He forgives Madame Gerdy; he loves Albert. It is enough to make one distrust him. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

And then to send up his orders by a worriting young varmint like that Levitt. It’s enough to put any woman out. Her Father’s Name by Florence Marryat [1878]

Wilkie Collins Only on that morning, they had been marked enough to force themselves on his notice. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

At the end of three months, having had enough of it, she left the nest of her first love, with all she possessed tied up in a cotton pocket handkerchief. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Arthur Conan Doyle There was evidently only one incentive strong enough to bring it about, and that was the hope of escape. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

I have kept the unique wonder of Seville waiting too long already for my recognition, though in its eight hundred years it should have learned patience enough for worse things. Familiar Spanish Travels by William Dean Howells

Anthony Trollope He had heard enough of the ways and means of many a leading star in that Elysium, to be aware that, with five hundred a-year, unembarrassed and punctually paid, he might shine as a prince indeed. The Kellys and the O’Kellys by Anthony Trollope

Pausing only long enough to make sure that I had yielded to no delusion, and that fire of some kind was burning on one of the club-house’s deserted hearths, I turned in at the lower gateway. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

If he did he would certainly ask awkward questions about her family, and she was shrewd enough to realise she would not be able to satisfy him with her replies. The Man of Death by Arthur Gask [1945]

Charles Dickens Besides that all secret men are men soon terrified, here were surely cards enough of one black suit, to justify the holder in growing rather livid as he turned them over. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

It is often said that you don’t find rats and mice in the same place, but you do when there is enough food for them. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

William Makepeace Thackeray Hard enough to keep myself, much more a family, on five hundred a year. The Book of Snobs by William Makepeace Thackeray [1846]

She didn’t give me enough time. The Jest of Life by Arthur Gask [1936]

He did not look inferior enough to be offered money; money being the one thing that could not be offered to people of one’s own class, or to anybody one respected. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

Just to feel the blood in my veins is enough for me. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

But, although he was awake enough to know all these things, he must be asleep also — asleep because, for one thing, the room would not stay still, but leapt and rollicked with the fire. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Anthony Trollope Mr. Horne had declined to accompany me; but in doing so he was good enough to express a warm admiration for the character of my worthy cousins. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope Lady Lufton was quite enough at heart to like Mrs Robarts all the better for standing up for her absent lord. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

They’ve found out enough to put a lasso round the enemy which you can draw tight whenever you like. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

True enough that, with Edinburgh and Carlisle in their hands, the Government forces apparently dismayed, they had prospered to a marvel. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

George Eliot Perhaps that popular comparison of the Walrus had truth enough to bite and blister on thorough application, even if exultant ignorance had not applauded it. Impressions of Theophrastus Such by George Eliot [1878]

Mark Twain She skips; she runs along regular enough till half-past eleven, and then, all of a sudden, she lets down. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

John Ruskin After roughly recovering and cleansing the ground, he allows the ruined peasantry only to build huts upon it, such as he thinks protective enough from the weather to keep them in working health. Munera Pulveris by John Ruskin

Bit by bit the tiny craft crept over the oily surface towards us until she was close enough for us to see with our naked eyes all that she contained. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]

George Gissing They conversed naturally enough till the meal was over. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

Radclyffe Hall There were days when I hadn’t enough to eat. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

Margaret Oliphant He was clever enough for Parliament; he might have been prime minister—but he was nothing! nothing, and likely to be nothing, doing nothing, desiring nothing. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

Frances Hodgson Burnett That he should have presented himself on the nursery floor was amazingly abnormal enough to mean some state of mind unregulated by all natural rules. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Jules Verne And besides, at the time the brig foundered, it was high water, that is to say, there was enough water to carry the vessel clear over any rocks which would not be uncovered at low tide. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu The figure, seen against the dusky glare of the moon, would have answered well enough for one of those highwaymen who in old times made the heath famous. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

Jack London Weedon Scott had believed that he was quick enough to avoid any snap or slash. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu Dismal enough would the room have looked, notwithstanding its wainscoting, had it not been for the glow diffused by the fire. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]

But enough of this: to the subject before us. The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1834]

Wilkie Collins Here, you will observe, is a letter important enough to be dispatched by special messenger, and written at a time when we have succeeded in freeing ourselves from the Doctor’s suspicions. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Henry James If he was well enough he was to read them something absolutely fresh, and it was on that particular prospect the Princess had set her heart. The Death of the Lion by Henry James [1894]

Mark Twain We could not say one, two, three, fast enough, but we could dot our notebooks with our pencil points almost rapidly enough to take down a sort of short-hand report of the result. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Anthony Trollope There were instances enough of ladies of title doing the very thing which she proposed to herself. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Sinclair Lewis Gottlieb observed, “Martin, I haf taken the privilege of talking you over with Terry, and we concluded that you haf done well enough now so it is time you stop puttering and go to work. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

Anthony Trollope It was not enough for him that she had rejected this man and had accepted him. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

The horse gulped down the first half of the bucket with avidity, but after that he would only sip at it, and I was glad enough to find that the one bucketful I had baled out of the pit was sufficient. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

William Hope Hodgson It appeared that he had got into conversation with an ancient man of the village, who, probably, knew more — though it was little enough — of the strange house, than any other person living. The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson

Henry James If they can only make out big enough spots in you they’ll find you attractive. The Siege of London by Henry James [1883]

Anthony Trollope I was lucky enough to get it early, and it hasn’t been moved for thirty years. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

Oscar Wilde The longer I live, Dorian, the more keenly I feel that whatever was good enough for our fathers is not good enough for us. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

George Gissing He knew well enough that it was impossible for her to: admire him; he was conscious of the thousand degrading things he had said and done, every one of them stored in her memory. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

John Galsworthy The appreciation of enough persons of good taste was what gave a work of art its permanent market value, or in other words made it “a work of art. To Let by John Galsworthy

Guy de Maupassan My God! but I was surprised, indeed! I tell you, it is enough to drive one mad. Strong as Death by Guy de Maupassan

Leon Trotsky There was cause enough in actual conditions, but it is also very probable that certain engineers were making the transport situation fit into their diagrams. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Nothing more had as yet been heard of them, saving that a sum of money, enough to cover the small amount of debts left behind, was transmitted to the landlady anonymously. Mrs. Cramp’s Tenant by Ellen Wood [1881]

E. Phillips Oppenheim There was bite enough about his voice now as he stretched out his hand. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

Anthony Trollope You are clever enough to do your own work without my aid. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

Henry Kingsley We young fellows in those times knew little enough about phrenology. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

This hook is now strong and rigid enough to catch any object, and, when caught, to anchor the plant and stop the revolving movement. The Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants by Charles Darwin

It was small enough for a toy, but none the less deadly in a skilful hand. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Jane Austen The particulars I reserve till we meet; it is enough to know they are discovered. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen [1813]

Arnold Bennett He was proud enough to see to it that his house had a drawing-room, and too proud to employ the drawing-room except on the ceremonious day. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Jules Verne It’s enough to drive one mad!” “Let us not despair,” responded the doctor. Five Weeks in a Balloon by Jules Verne [1869]

Then 'tis enough for me, if mine, mine only remaineth That one day, whose stone shines with an happier hue. Poems and Fragments by Catullus

Henry James What she had said to her aunt was true enough — she was afraid of him; and in saying that she had no sense of weakness she meant that she was not afraid of herself. Washington Square by Henry James [1880]

E. Phillips Oppenheim And now he makes moneys at the Stock Exchange, and my daughter is not good enough for him. The Long Arm of Mannister by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1909]

Louisa May Alcott That will be better than fussing over my own things, which are plenty nice enough as they are. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

D. H. Lawrence I’ve enough to bother me; there’s my own place to watch. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

Walter Scott Therefore, as, Heaven knows, I have time enough to write, I will endeavour to pour my thoughts out, as fully and freely as of old, though probably without the same gay and happy levity. Redgauntlet by Walter Scott [1824]

The execution will therefore only be delayed long enough for you to arrange your spiritual and temporal affairs. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

William Makepeace Thackeray Here is enough of ordinaire and port for today. Roundabout Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1860-63]

George Gissing Then I was foolish enough to be wheedled back again. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

William Henry Bragg The first column gives the material of the lining, and the second its thickness, which was enough to give the true value of kd except possibly in the cases of cardboard and aluminium. Studies in Radioactivity by William Henry Bragg [1912]

H. Rider Haggard No, no, Master Philip; I am not fond enough of you to do you that turn. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

Anthony Trollope But nevertheless she was firm enough when her aunt begged to be allowed to write a letter to Sir Griffin, explaining that all this had arisen from temporary indisposition. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

The chance that he spoke the truth, and that she was not in the house when he entered, and that his crime had been merely one of burglary or theft, would be enough to save him from the hangman. Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green

Margaret Oliphant That moment was enough to drive this lighter interlude from the vigilant soul which, in all its moods, watched what was going on with a quick apprehension of the opportunities of the moment. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

Ye are strong enough to compel it by strength if ye pleased, supposing any were so ill-bred as to deny you. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by translated by Kenneth G. T. Webster and W. A. Neilson

Andrew Lang And the man answered: ‘If you will give me enough to eat and drink I will gladly stay with you. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Anthony Trollope When fine forest trees are found, and are left standing alone by any cultivator who may have taste enough to wish for such adornment, they almost invariably die. North America by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins He stands over six feet, is rather more than stout enough for his height, holds his head up nobly, and dresses in a style of mingled gaiety and grandeur which impresses everybody. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

And it was obvious enough that Carlos was unwilling or unable to tell anything about what pre, occupied him. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]