Phrases with "enough"

Then Ivy had gone out to a bridge-party, and now she had just come in, leaving herself barely time enough to dress and go out again. The Story of Ivy by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1927]

Julian Hawthorne I was to overpower him by main strength; and from what I had observed of the fellow, I fancied he would be able to make resistance enough to save my self-respect. Mrs. Gainsborough’s Diamonds by Julian Hawthorne

E. Phillips Oppenheim I will not consider it; I have had enough of the miseries. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

George Meredith Still Mrs. Warwick undoubtedly was one of those women (of Satanic construction) who have the art of enslaving the men unhappy enough to cross their path. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

The pipe was always going out; for in truth my mind was not composed enough to enable me to get a decent smoke. The Shadow Line by Joseph Conrad [1917]

Adam Lindsay Gordon I have seen enough of slaughter, Seen Scamander’s torrent red, Seen hot blood poured out like water, Seen the champaign heaped with dead. Poems by Adam Lindsay Gordon

Henry Fielding I wish the masquerade had been far enough before you had gone thither. Amelia by Henry Fielding

George Meredith Just what I thought! What’s become of that money your aunt Jane was fool enough to bequeath to you?” “I’ve spent it. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

William Henry Bragg This is obtained on the assumptions that the screen is not thick enough to absorb the γ rays appreciably, and that the β ray absorption follows an exponential law. Studies in Radioactivity by William Henry Bragg [1912]

Edith Wharton It represents a young woman with a small oval face, almost pointed, yet wide enough for a full mouth with a tender depression at the corners. Kerfol by Edith Wharton [1916]

I won’t go in, but I’ll come far enough to show you that I’d have no time to let him know you were coming. The Vengeance of Larose by Arthur Gask [1939]

Edith Wharton She laughingly professed to have had enough of the proprieties, and declared herself bored by the social rites she had hitherto so piously performed. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

Rudyard Kipling There is more than enough for us all. Kim by Rudyard Kipling [1901]

Andrew Lang Was the sleep he had last night not enough for him? Tell him that he will never see me here again; and here is a sword that you will give him in my name, and my blessing along with it. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Jonathan Swif The days are now long enough to walk in the Park after dinner; and so I do whenever it is fair. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

Robert Louis Stevenson Still, even here, if I were only let alone, and time enough were given, I should have all manner of pleasures, and take many clear and beautiful images away with me when I left. Essays of Travel by Robert Louis Stevenson

Quite enough to make him tight. The Singing Sands by Josephine Tey [1952]

Wilkie Collins But on this point, I was resolute enough in asserting my own interests, to overpower any resistance on his part. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Robert Green Ingersoll Truth cannot be affected by opinion; an error cannot be believed sincerely enough to make it the truth. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

G. K. Chesterton We know well enough for what devil’s work — ” The mysterious Marquis lifted his hands with a desperate gesture. The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton

Anthony Trollope For though he was sure of his own attachment to her, he could not mount high enough to be as sure of her to somebody else. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Strangely enough now, all appearance of excitement had died down and he was once again the cold and business-like officer of the South Australian police. Cloud the Smiter by Arthur Gask [1926]

Henry James She laughed with the laugh of the people, and if you hit her hard enough she would cry with its tears. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

Charles Dickens What would become of me without her?’ ‘I should have thought you were old enough to take care of yourself, if you ever will be,’ retorted Mrs Jarley sharply. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens [1840]

I do want it, and that’s enough for you. A Second Coming by Richard Marsh [1900]

Theodore Dreiser It was strong enough to induce the leaning toward him which, on Carrie’s part, we have seen. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

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

And besides, your worship knows well enough that those who are lavish of their tongues are generally ready with their fists too, particularly when there are so many together, and . I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni

I am a light sleeper, as the saying is, and I believe that a cat coming down the companion-ladder would be enough to wake me, much less a man. Dr Nikola’s Experiment by Guy Boothby [1899]

Charlotte Perkins Gilman Terry was rich enough to do as he pleased. Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1915]

Henry Handel Richardson Then made space enough to whisper: “You see, it’s because . Succedaneum by Henry Handel Richardson

G. K. Chesterton It is enough to say that this play which is full of his most serious quality is as full as any of his minor sort of success. George Bernard Shaw by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

George Gissing Soon enough you would thoroughly despise me, and though I should know it was merited, my perverse pride would revolt against it. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Henry Handel Richardson In its screening shadow he took the kiss he had then been generous enough to forgo. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

Theodore Dreiser Nothing came of this incident at the time, for the truth is it did not seem conclusive enough to warrant any discussion. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

William Godwin The lady pretended not to believe that the tomb was wide enough for its purpose, and inveigled the credulous Merlin to enter it, and place himself as one dead. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

H. G. Wells Or, “I’m afraid I’m not clever enough to understand that. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

What was the good of telling him the story of all these miseries now past and gone, of all those bewildering difficulties and humiliations? What she must tell him was difficult enough to say. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Guy de Maupassan On the way home Julien said: “If you like, we will make this our first and last call; the Fourvilles are good enough for me. The History of a Heart by Guy de Maupassan

George Gissing Ever since I was old enough to think of marrying I’ve been looking out for the right girl—always looking out, and now I thought I’d found her. The Town Traveller by George Gissing [1897]

Walter Scott You are a flighty and fanciful girl, but you have sense enough not to trouble either yourself or me on a point of honour, save when there is some good reason for it. Saint Ronan’s Well by Walter Scott [1824]

Belinda Lawford was clever; but only just clever enough to be charming. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

William Henry Bragg It is easy to show that in such circumstances the energy becomes so diffused that an enormous number of X rays must pass over any atom before it can gather enough for one β ray. Studies in Radioactivity by William Henry Bragg [1912]

Jeremy Bentham But laws, while the expression of them is confined to terms so loose and so extensive, will never be found precise and clear enough for use. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

Edith Wharton It’s all quiet enough THEN . Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton [1927]

Life is never fast enough for the active and never sufficiently tranquil for the lovers of the lotus. London in My Time by Thomas Burke

Robert Louis Stevenson There were storms enough without, and equability was to be desired at the fireside even at a sacrifice of deeper pleasures. Familiar Studies of Men and Books by Robert Louis Stevenson

Charles Kingsley Let it be enough for your lofty demands on poor humanity, that I take my loss like a man, with a whistle and a laugh, instead of howling and cursing over it like a baboon. Two Years Ago by Charles Kingsley

Anthony Trollope I have cheek enough for a good deal, my pet. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

Arnold Bennett He’d taken my wages quick enough as long as it suited him. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

Ralph Waldo Emerson Especially before this personal appeal, the innovator must confess his weakness, must confess that no man is to be found good enough to be entitled to stand champion for the principle. The Conservative by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1841]

Your indifference would kill me; it is already bad enough to have to support Madame’s indifference. Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Wilkie Collins Alban pursued the conversation with Cecilia, in a tone which was loud enough to be heard in the conservatory. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

Henry Adams He could not be convinced that moral standards had nothing to do with it, and that utilitarian morality was good enough for him, as it was for the graceless. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Here, finding that I had had enough of solitude, I only stayed to take a cup of tea. The Miraculous Revenge by George Bernard Shaw

They say Mrs. P. S. has brass enough to start a foundry. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

Anthony Trollope I am not near enough to those who wear wigs. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

It was cool enough outside, but within it was very warm, as it should be, to give the men with palm-leaf fans and ice-cold lemonade a chance. Literature and Life by William Dean Howells

George Gissing One of the noble company had been fortunate enough to pig up the end of a cigar somewhere, and it was the rule among them that he who called out ‘Fag ends!’ established a claim for a few whiffs. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

All the virtues are not enough for them; they want also all the crimes for their own. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Arthur Conan Doyle The base and origin of this lay in the fact that in their own studies each was the only one of the younger men who had knowledge and enthusiasm enough to properly appreciate the other. Tales of Terror and Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle [1923]

H. G. Wells It was a world real enough for shaving — and for a very definite readiness for breakfast. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

James Payn A waft of wind that has swept some snowy steppe would have been grateful to her throbbing brow that April night; and as for light, a very little is enough for her purpose. Mirk Abbey by James Payn [1866]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu I knew how lonely you were, and I was selfish enough to wish to give you even so small an evidence of the sincerity of my professions — my anxiety to be employed. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]

F. Scott Fitzgerald I mean you can swallow the flat part easy enough or else the other part — that is, separately — but for a whole collar button you’d have to have a specially made throat. Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Mark Twain It makes me feel ridiculous to think I was soft enough to BELIEVE that rubbage. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

H.P. Lovecraft Before long I was pretty nearly a devotee, and would listen for hours like a schoolboy to art theories and philosophic speculations wild enough to qualify him for the Danvers asylum. Pickman’s Model by H.P. Lovecraft [1926]

Anthony Trollope According to his ideas there had been quite enough of delay. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Thomas Hardy Her shapely pink arms, though slight, were plump enough to show dimples at the elbows, and were set off by her purple cotton print, which the shore-breeze licked and tantalized. The Well-Beloved by Thomas Hardy [1897]

Anthony Trollope Sir Harry, before he had left Humblethwaite for London in October, had heard enough of his cousin’s sins to make him sure that the match must be opposed with all his authority. Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Frances Hodgson Burnett The one thing Andrews was surest of was that nobody would come upstairs to the Nursery to inquire the meaning of any cries which were not unearthly enough to disturb the household. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

George Eliot I know well enough who’s at the bottom of it; he’s got Wakem to back him and egg him on. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

H. G. Wells If they have worked well they have a penny or so — enough for a theatre or a cheap dancing place, or a kinematograph story, or a dinner or a bet. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

But, though successful enough in its functions of destruction, on the other hand, as an affirmative or constructive work, the long treatise of Van Dale is most unsatisfactory. The Pagan Oracles by Thomas De Quincey

Isabella Bird In winter a frozen morass, it is not dry enough for sowing till May, and even June. This accounts for the lateness of the harvest. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

They had been great friends and confidants; and now she was going to be given away to a man whom he did not know — a very worthy fellow no doubt, but not half good enough for her. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

Anthony Trollope Mr Wharton was willing enough to raise the offer. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Margaret Oliphant Vincent was excited and curious, and had enough in his own mind to make him wistful for sympathy, if it were to be had from any understanding heart. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

The murderer had worn a coat dark enough to be furnished with a black button and black sewing thread. A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey [1936]

I was sure enough of myself to think that, now I was forewarned, no further hypnotic experiments could seriously affect me. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

George Gissing When enough had been dug, they strolled about, looking at other vegetables. Will Warburton by George Gissing [1903]

E. Phillips Oppenheim It was bad enough when you schemed your way into my sitting room. The Lion and the Lamb by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1930]

Radclyffe Hall She had only to cry long and bitterly enough for Stephen to grow pitiful and consequently gentle. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

Edith Wharton His mind had been disturbed enough before. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

This might in itself be enough for happiness. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Anthony Trollope Of course all that had been clear enough to him throughout his machinations; and therefore how could he really have intended it? He had not intended it. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Arthur Machen He had gained enough experience at twenty-three to know that editors and publishers must not be hurried; but his book had been lying at Messrs Beit’s office for more than three months. The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen [1907]

Wilkie Collins How could I expect him to submit to philosophy? “What we know of Miss Helena,” I went on, “must be enough for us. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Wilkie Collins I was bold enough to look at him. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Virginia Woolf Cassandra would never understand him — she was not good enough for him. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

Anthony Trollope Do you think that I cannot understand? that I cannot see? She would have been silent enough to you but for your encouragement. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

Thomas Hughes When they’d had time enough to clean them three times over, I went out to look after them. Tom Brown’s School Days by Thomas Hughes

It makes tolerable fuel, not good enough to be commercially valuable, but good enough to be eagerly sought after by the unemployed. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell [1937]

May everything that is round be a pomegranate for you to share; may everything that sways be lilies bordering a path wide enough for two. The Slayer of Souls by Robert W. Chambers [1920]

Elizabeth Gaskell It was pleasant enough that we should feel sure of spending some weeks under the same roof, a thing which we had never done since we were mere boys. Mr. Harrison’s Confessions by Elizabeth Gaskell [1851]

He then said, ‘Ah! ah! you have the proclamation! And I pride myself upon being a doctor of law; so I know well enough what importance is attached to edicts. I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni

Elizabeth Von Arnim The wretched young man was at his wit’s end, for he had not yet saved enough to buy any furniture and set up housekeeping, and she was penniless after so many months out of a situation. The Solitary Summer by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1899]

Some may not agree that it was basis enough for the action I thought well to take; I can only say that it was all I was ever able to obtain. An impossible ideal by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1903]

Jules Verne In fact, an earthquake — a phenomenon which often accompanies volcanic eruption — is enough to change the interior arrangement of a mountain, and to open new outlets for the burning lava. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

H. G. Wells Should I advance circuitously, creeping upon them, or should I walk straight to the door? It was bright enough for her to recognize me clearly at a distance of many paces. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

Anthony Trollope He had, he told himself, enough for modest living — for modest living without poverty. 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]

Henry James Now is that all? I must see if there is enough champagne. Mrs. Temperly by Henry James [1887]

Willa Cather To his solicitous inquiry she replied that it “was enough to make you damp, to go and try on dresses to marry a man you weren’t keen about. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Lower down the stream, most of the sparks are vigorous enough to escape to the upper air, but some are held when they are a little way up, and these burst suddenly into shapes. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He paid me quite a long visit the other morning and he was kind enough to invite me to luncheon at the Paradise Golf Club on the day the Oxford and Cambridge Society come down to play their match. The Man Without Nerves by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

H. G. Wells When we have had enough of our own work for a time we fly off — or walk round the corner — to see what other people are doing. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Rudyard Kipling It’s not bad enough to croak over. Soldiers Three by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

He added, as an afterthought: “‘Wasn’t it enough to drive a man out of his mind with worry? And it’s my first voyage to this part, too. The Tale by Joseph Conrad [1917]

Thomas Hardy At the timber-merchant’s, in the mean time, the conversation flowed; and, as Giles Winterborne had rightly enough deemed, on subjects in which he had no share. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

This he accepted as a matter of course, remarking casually in his letters that the others are not good enough swimmers to take his place. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

Laputa, I argued, would have enough to do for a little, shepherding his flock over the water. Prester John by John Buchan

E. Phillips Oppenheim You care for me enough to forget?” He folded her in his arms. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

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

No mention of the Christian Myth should be permitted in his presence till he was old enough to judge, to discriminate for himself. The Web of Maya by Ella D'Arcy [1895]

E. F. Benson At present he is not strong enough to want anything at all keenly. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

Miles Franklin I am not good enough to be your wife, for you are a good man; and better, because you do not know you are good. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

Like most women in this part of the world, she is married to a man old enough to be her father, or even grandfather, being even more than double her age. Travels in Morocco by James Richardson

Rafael Sabatini Storming that this audacious interference with his treatment was enough to kill the senator, he demanded to know who was guilty of it. Casanova’s Alibi by Rafael Sabatini

George Gissing Like the majority of good and thoughtful men, he could not weigh his female companion in the balance he found good enough for mortals of his own sex. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

D. H. Lawrence Really, it was not enough for a child of twelve. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

Sinclair Lewis He was concentrated enough at the office but here he crossed his legs and fidgeted. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

What has been the matter with my poor darling?” “Go in to her, and comfort her, my dear,” Mr. Bulstrode answered, gravely; “she has had enough trouble, Heaven knows, poor girl. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Wilkie Collins No, not a brunette; not dark enough for that — a warm, delicate brown; wait till you see it! Takes after her father, I should tell you. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Henry David Thoreau As if that were important, and there were not enough to understand you without them. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

E. Phillips Oppenheim I want Roger Ferrison. He would be mine easily enough but for that girl. The Strange Boarders of Palace Crescent by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Charles Dickens They were but two, but they were red enough for ten. The Chimes by Charles Dickens [1844]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Alone you will be quite well enough off. The Man Without Nerves by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

H. G. Wells Phonographs are good enough for me. A Story of the Days To Come by H. G. Wells [1897]

H. Rider Haggard Here were materials enough for a romance, leaving the journey and the fabled treasure out of it; only then the scene should be laid elsewhere. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

Elizabeth Gaskell I have picked up enough of the language to understand many of their legends; and some are very fine and awe-inspiring, others very poetic and fanciful. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

It had now set in for a steady gale from the southwest; but we were not yet far enough to the southward to make a fair wind of it, for we must give Terra del Fuego a wide berth. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

Edith Wharton The Countess was good enough to listen patiently; she carried her goodness so far as to see me twice; she considered impartially all I had come to say. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton [1920]

It was not until they reached the end of the High Street that Dorothy summoned up enough firmness to escape. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

George Meredith It lasted long enough to put him on his guard under the seductions of a noble dame’s condescension to a familiar tone. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

Andrew Lang It was big enough to hold her altogether, but she peeped out, and her pretty head was reflected in the clear water. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

It was impossible for the most exaggerated conscience to charge itself, even in a convent, with crimes enough to fill all the paper I required. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

She was a big craft, and, to my delight, rode high enough out of the water to afford us a resting-place. The Lust of Hate by Guy Boothby [1898]

George Meredith He has swallowed enough of Austrian bread. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

As the hot season necessitated a delay of six months, Burton returned to Trieste, where life seemed hum-drum enough after so many excitement, and spangled visions. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

Anthony Trollope As the priest remarked, blasting powder was not the best, but it was good enough to treat republicans with — at any rate they could get no better, and it was lucky that they chanced to have that. La Vendée by Anthony Trollope

Andrew Lang But with one wrench he set himself free, and said to her, ‘Sister, that cord is not strong enough for me. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

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

Nellie Bly For this act she was sent to the Retreat. She afterward said: “The remembrance of that is enough to make me mad. Ten Days in a Mad-House by Nellie Bly

Laputa knew perfectly well that we had not enough men to patrol the whole countryside, but that the river enabled us to divide the land into two sections and concentrate strongly on one or the other. Prester John by John Buchan

Arnold Bennett After several weeks she had naturally begun to think of religion; for the malady alone was proof enough that she had a profoundly religious nature. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

Edith Wharton Mrs. Toy had height enough to carry off her pounds, and didn’t look ashamed of them, either. Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton [1927]

Mark Twain SO I started for town in the wagon, and when I was half-way I see a wagon coming, and sure enough it was Tom Sawyer, and I stopped and waited till he come along. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Charles Dickens Near nightfall, however, with the best will in the world to avoid it, I was unlucky enough to quarrel with him. The Haunted House by Charles Dickens [1859]

Time enough to speak about dying when there’s no other way out. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

When Shirley looked up, a fell eye was fastened on her: Malone, at least, had energy enough in hate: she saw it in his glance. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

Walter Scott We are great enough for our means, and have means sufficient for contentment, though not for splendour. Peveril of the Peak by Walter Scott [1822]

Andrew Lang Sure enough there came a handsome knight dressed in green, just as the maid of honour had said, and he got into a boat and rowed over to the island where the princess awaited him. The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Henry James That’s enough to make it remarkably to the point to remind you of the great change that would take place in your situation if she should die. The Other House by Henry James [1896]

I was not allowed to linger long enough to examine into the nature of their employment. The Coming Race by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1871]

H. G. Wells It was bad enough for soldiers and gentlemen to be bothered with tanks, but this affair of sticks and string was even worse. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

I saw one saddle low enough to be covered with bush, ending a valley of some miles in length, through which flowed a small stream with dense bush on either side. A First Year in Canterbury Settlement by Samuel Butler

John and I passed the evening at the house, enduring, with the fortitude of long experience, such delicate enough banter as our likeness naturally suggested. Can Such Things Be? by Ambrose Bierce [1893]

Arthur Conan Doyle But, such as it was, it brought him his board and One pound a weekenough to help him during the summer months and let him save a few pounds towards his winter keep. The Green Flag by Arthur Conan Doyle [1900]

Anthony Trollope Such tacit agreements are common enough between men, between women, and between men and women. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

George Gissing He might possibly earn a hundred and fifty a year if his mind were at rest, and that would be enough if he had married a decent little dressmaker. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Edith Wharton Lily knew well enough how to bear herself in difficult situations. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

Virginia Woolf Strange enough it was in all conscience. Monday or Tuesday by Virginia Woolf [1921]

George Gissing Mr. Lord followed the calling of a dealer in pianos; a respectable business, to be sure, but, it appeared, not lucrative enough to put her above caring how his money was made. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

George Meredith Large enough when we’re not crowded out with gout and can open to no one. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

Anthony Trollope Oh no! She knew well enough that she did love — love will all her heart. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Sinclair Lewis Hasn’t got strength enough to fight very hard. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

Anthony Trollope He was naturally enough anxious to send Hester without him, but she was as anxious to take him. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

Thomas Hardy How delicate and sensitive he was, she reflected; and yet he was man enough to have a private mystery, which considerably elevated him in her eyes. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

But whatever it was, it gave me enough trouble, though I do not want to complain of it, for why are we here, if not to help and comfort the miserable. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green

Rudyard Kipling I should have said there wasn’t enough money ‘top of earth to make me do that over again. Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

Henry Adams He was unfit for any career in Europe, and unfitted for any career in America, and he had not natural intelligence enough to see what a mess he had thus far made of his education. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Sigmund Freud In considering dreams recorded by a novelist or poet, we may often enough assume that he has excluded from the record those details which he felt to be disturbing and regarded as unessential. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Theodore perceived well enough that something preyed upon my mind; But as I concealed the cause of my grief even from him, Respect would not permit him to pry into my secrets. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

Wilkie Collins I was foolish enough to think that we should always go on together as we go on now, till I saw that copy. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Thomas Hardy After your great kindness in being my messenger I can never do enough for you. Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy [1895]

Presentable enough to go calling or shopping with but not too grand for everyday wear. To Love and Be Wise by Josephine Tey [1950]

Wilkie Collins That day, I do not feel quite strong enough to encounter great surprises; so my visit to the lodge is deferred until the next morning. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

In that way I should always be strong I enough to guard my weaknesses from the eyes of the jealous world in which I moved. The Ghost Ship by Richard Middleton

That means that there is no kind of matter tough enough to capture and hold the terrible sparks that are to be found there. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

Her physical exhaustion was such, that she could not summon up enough strength to change her position. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

Must not a man so blest meagre abide to the last? Yea, let his hand touch only what hands touch only to trespass; Reason enough to become meagre, enough to remain. Poems and Fragments by Catullus

William Hope Hodgson We haven’t enough to handle her, if it comes on to blow. The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson

William Makepeace Thackeray One of the tarts was quite enough for me: and I excused myself on the plea of ill-health from imbibing any more grease and sugar. Notes of a Journey From Cornhill to Grand Cairo by William Makepeace Thackeray

William Blake You never know what is enough unless you know what is more than enough. The Marriage of Heaven and Hell by William Blake [1790-93]

Anthony Trollope It was clear enough at any rate that this was expected from her nay, imperatively demanded by him who was to be her lord by him to whom her future obedience would be due. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

H. G. Wells At last I was calm enough to get out of bed and ring up the round-eyed waiter for a flannel nightshirt, a soda and whisky, and some good cigars. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

D. H. Lawrence I don’t really know enough about it. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

William Makepeace Thackeray I leave you to fancy that, if my Jemmy did seek for fashion, she had enough of it on this occasion. Cox’s Diary by William Makepeace Thackeray [1855]

Anthony Trollope Nevertheless, it was plain enough that nothing more could be said about Mr. Gilmore just at present. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

R. D. Blackmore We shall see him well enough when we get outside. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

I would not speak to anyone of my idea, and if one be at all a musician, one should be just a little also of a poet; enough for that. Signa by Ouida

Robert Louis Stevenson They were near enough to hear — I could even see the colour of their hair; and there was no doubt but they observed me, for they cried out in the Gaelic tongue, and laughed. Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson

Edith Wharton Claydon was incalculable enough for me to read a dozen different meanings into his words; but none of my interpretations satisfied me. Crucial Instances by Edith Wharton [1901]

H. G. Wells He was a shy, lonely, rather ineffectual man, provided with just enough income to keep off the spur of necessity, and not enough nervous energy to make him seek any exacting employments. The Stolen Bacillus and other incidents by H. G. Wells [1895]

You were man enough to save my life, yet I must sneer at you, a novice in war. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Anthony Trollope A month is quite long enough to realise the pleasure of a new lover, but it may be doubted whether the intimacy of a brother does not take a very much longer period for its creation. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

Charles Dickens As to strong beer, there’s enough of it in the cellars already, to drown the Manor House.” “Is that the name of this house, miss?” “One of its names, boy. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

H. G. Wells Any organisation that became big enough to influence the polls became complex enough to be undermined, broken up, or bought outright by capable rich men. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

Lingering in the hall just long enough to see the lovely Honora flit across the threshold of the sitting-room which I had purposely ordered vacant for her use, I hurried to my room. The Forsaken Inn by Anna Katharine Green