Phrases with "environment"

Radclyffe Hall She attributed these latter to their upbringing, blaming home environment for most of the more serious faults in her girls. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

Olaf Stapledon Moreover they themselves are at least in part determined by their social environment and their biological inheritance. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

E. F. Benson She had been born, as we must suppose many people are, without a moral sense, and her upbringing and environment had not generated it. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

Olaf Stapledon Whether the physical environment also has an internal, mental aspect need not be decided. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

Radclyffe Hall Stephen was one of the kind that did thingsunder different conditions of environment and birth she might very well have become a reformer. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

Arnold Bennett With her, person and individuality were almost everything, and the environment she had made for herself almost nothing. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

Spencer broke new ground here in insisting that, since mind and its environment have evolved together, they must be studied together. Memories and Studies by William James

Olaf Stapledon Normally every child lived at home, and grew up in the normal environment of farm life, acquiring the various skills which were demanded by the varied life of adults. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

Three or four trees, writhing and moaning in the torment of the tempest, appeared to be trying to escape from their dismal environment and take the chance of finding a better one out at sea. Can Such Things Be? by Ambrose Bierce [1893]

Algernon Blackwood Which means, of course, remaining out of relation with one’s environment mad. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Perhaps because I could there shed the harassing human environment the outside of the cathedral seemed to me the best of it, and we lingered there for a moment in glad relief. Familiar Spanish Travels by William Dean Howells

These institutions are habitual methods of carrying on the life process of the community in contact with the material environment in which it lives. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

Leon Trotsky In the country as well as in the town, I lived in a petty-bourgeois environment where the principal effort was directed toward acquisition. My Life by Leon Trotsky

The head was in the late Roman style, clearly of some emperor, and in its commonplace environment the great brows, the massive neck, and the mysterious solemn lips had a surprising effect. The Watcher by the Threshold by John Buchan [1900]

Olaf Stapledon But behind the appearance of stability great changes were already at work, both in the physical environment and in the constitution of the human race itself. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

Arnold Bennett The environment softened her glance upon the spectacle of existence, insomuch that sadness became a voluptuous pleasure. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Rudyard Kipling But nowadays we rely on training and environment to counteract this sort of auto-suggestion. Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

Leon Trotsky This idealized picture of the Western world, imperceptibly absorbed from my environment of liberal smug citizenship, persisted later on when I was already formulating revolutionary views. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Olaf Stapledon Always there must be something upon which the environment works. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

He’s in the wrong environment — under the light, so to speak, which is the best sort of hiding-place. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

Olaf Stapledon He is what the environment makes of him, and what he does to the environment. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

John Galsworthy Nor can it be dissociated from environment any more than the quality of potato from the soil. In Chancery by John Galsworthy

Much the same meaning attaches to that peculiar facility of habituation to a specific human environment that is called romantic love. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

Thomas Carlyle Far, very far beyond the Year 70! Odin’s date, adventures, whole terrestrial history, figure and environment are sunk from us forever into unknown thousands of years. On Heroes and Hero Worship and the Heroic in History by Thomas Carlyle

Andrew Lang Whether an easy-going, hungry ghost-god with a liking for his family, or a moral Creator not to be bribed, is better suited to an environment of not especially scrupulous savages, any man can decide. The Making of Religion by Andrew Lang

Arnold Bennett The patched and senile drabness of the bedroom made an environment that emphasized Sophia’s flashing youth. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Everything you can think of, however vast or inclusive, has on the pluralistic view a genuinely ‘external’ environment of some sort or amount. A Pluralistic Universe by William James [1909]

Jack London No one more out of environment could be imagined. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

There were no commands; in that awful environment of whooping shot, exploding shells, shrieking fragments of iron, and flying splinters of wood, none could have been heard. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

Edith Wharton But even he has to conform to an environment where all the romantic values are reversed. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

Arnold Bennett This masterful, tireless woman, whom no sadness nor abomination of her habitual environment could depress or daunt, lived under a menace, and was sometimes laid low, like a child. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Olaf Stapledon Without an environment it can neither express itself nor even be itself. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

Olaf Stapledon The environment operates through the needs of human individuals, who are not passive but active. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

My nature changes, my environment changes, the instant I go on. A Daughter of To-Day by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1894]

Jack London He had to become all these things, else he would not have held his own nor survive the hostile environment in which he found himself. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

This mud is primal, fertile with primitives, for similitude of environment checks variations. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

Olaf Stapledon And you cannot have a hole without an environment that is not the hole. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

H.P. Lovecraft Not that I had any real apprehension of its need, but that any symbol of security was welcome in an environment of this kind. The Shadow over Innsmouth by H.P. Lovecraft [1931]

She must unfold her life activity in response to the direct, unmediated stimuli of the economic environment with which she is in contact. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

H.P. Lovecraft Eternities seemed to elapse, and the nauseous fishy odour of my environment seemed to mount suddenly and spectacularly. The Shadow over Innsmouth by H.P. Lovecraft [1931]

Olaf Stapledon He had not been able to resist an environment which was spiritually plebeian. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Take any real bit, suppress its environment and then magnify it to monstrosity, and you get identically the type of structure of the absolute. A Pluralistic Universe by William James [1909]

Edgar Rice Burroughs Jane was not coldly calculating by nature, but training, environment and heredity had all combined to teach her to reason even in matters of the heart. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

Olaf Stapledon Apart from the effects of inheritance and environment he is nothing but a completely abstract and undifferentiated psychical capacity, a capacity for knowingfeeling — striving in some manner. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

Olaf Stapledon To this argument the answer is that perfect adaptation never occurs in an advancing species, because the environment itself is constantly changing. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

Olaf Stapledon Biologically the only qualification is that at every stage of his ancestry, no matter how remote, there must always have been something internal, something upon which the environment worked. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

Leon Trotsky Lenin’s youthful years dated back to the “Narodnaya Volya.” Those who came a few years after me were brought up in an environment that was influenced by the new political upheaval. My Life by Leon Trotsky

E. F. Benson A more disastrous environment could hardly be conceived. Charlotte Bronte by E. F. Benson [1932]

Bronislaw Malinowski It is undoubtedly one of the most valuable discoveries arrived at by modern sociological science that each institution varies in accordance with the social environment in which it is found. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

Edith Wharton The environment in which Lily found herself was as strange to her as its inhabitants. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

Such was the environment in which Hawthorne was obliged to spend the ensuing four years. The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns [1906]

At Bobadilla, the junction where an English railway company begins to get in its work and to animate the Spanish environment to unwonted enterprise, there was a varied luncheon far past our capacity. Familiar Spanish Travels by William Dean Howells

Leon Trotsky The environment in which I lived in Finland, with its hills, pine-trees and lakes, its transparent autumn air, and its peace, was scarcely a reminder of a permanent revolution. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Peradventure similarities of environment focussed similar thoughts. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

G. K. Chesterton Major Barbara is an account of environment victorious over heroic will. George Bernard Shaw by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

Olaf Stapledon With the increase of security a few exceptional minds begin to explore their environment intellectually, and even to probe their own nature. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

The mediating pathway which the environment supplies is the very essence of the pragmatist’s explanation. The Meaning of Truth by William James

Thomas Hardy An environment which would have made a contented woman a poet, a suffering woman a devotee, a pious woman a psalmist, even a giddy woman thoughtful, made a rebellious woman saturnine. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Olaf Stapledon If the normal environment is altered, they show only very slight power of readjusting their behaviour. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

Oscar Wilde But it was not merely the physical conditions of environment that had caused the change. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

That part of one’s environment upon which no government has been able to collect taxes. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

Charlotte Perkins Gilman That the children might be most nobly born, and reared in an environment calculated to allow the richest, freest growth, they had deliberately remodeled and improved the whole state. Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1915]

Nor could I believe the things that had really happened, and all so recently, as we talked them over in that commonplace environment of faded gentility. Mr. Justice Raffles by E. W. Hornung [1909]

At Castle Knox we sank into an almost forgotten environment of draught-proof windows and doors, of deep carpets, of silent servants instead of clattering belligerents. Some Experiences of an Irish R.M. by Somerville and Ross [1899]

In such an environment certain death seemed to await them. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

The tendency of mechanical progress is to make your environment safe and soft; and yet you are striving to keep yourself brave and hard. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell [1937]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He was so far an epicurean that danger of all sort seemed lessened to him, almost annihilated by an environment so exquisite. The Amazing Judgment by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Abraham Merri Denied by their circumscribed environment the wider experiences of us of the outer world, the Murians had perfected an amazing system of escape through the imagination. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

D. H. Lawrence It is said that man is the chief environment of man. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Radclyffe Hall Brockett was at his very worst though, poor devil! His environment seems to go to his head. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

Silence and night are always the fitting environment for unlawful deeds. The Master Spy by Arthur Gask [1936]

Thomas Hardy Now the whole environment came back, the due balance of shade among the light was restored. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

The biographer of Milton has to take note of the political change only as it affected the worldly circumstances of the man, the spiritual environment of the poet, and the springs of his inspiration. Milton by Mark Pattison [1879]

I know, indeed, that one’s environment may be so affected by one’s personality as to yield, long afterward, an image of one’s self to the eyes of another. Can Such Things Be? by Ambrose Bierce [1893]

Theodore Dreiser Her poverty, her narrow and straightened environment touched his heart. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

Edith Wharton Beside her sat Archer Hynes, who had remembered that there was to be a church scene in his next novel, and that his impressions of the devotional environment needed refreshing. The Descent of Man and other stories by Edith Wharton [1903]

Edith Wharton Before entering on a new existence she wanted to find herself again, to situate herself in the new environment into which she had been so strangely flung. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

Charlotte Perkins Gilman Limitation of environment would, of course, apply to climate, soil, natural products, etc. Moving the Mountain by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1911]

Charlotte Perkins Gilman Notes were made, the mother and father contributed theirs; in freedom and unconsciousness the young nature developed, never realizing how its environment was altered to fit its special needs. Moving the Mountain by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1911]