Phrases with "equal"

These brothers are, to view the fairest side of the question, good sort of men, and give as a favour, what children of the same parents had an equal right to. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft [1792]

But the young barrister, although by no means the equal in strength of this Goliath, yet knew something of which Anak was ignorant: that is, Forde had taken lessons in ju-jitsu. The Crowned Skull by Fergus Hume

Henry Fielding Nay, she spoke of you with equal contempt. Amelia by Henry Fielding

If you should burst yourself, says he, you will not be equal to it. The Works of Horace by translated literally into English prose by Christopher Smar

George Meredith He repeated that he asked only to stand on equal terms with the others; her preference of one was past his tolerance. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

H. G. Wells WE used to swagger, but these countrymen dragged their feet and hated an equal who didn’t; we talked loud, but you only got the real thoughts of Wimblehurst in a knowing undertone behind its hand. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

Anthony Trollope Let him enter what house he would, he entered it with a conviction, often expressed to himself, that he was equal as a man to the proprietor, equal as a human being to the proprietress. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

Jane Austen There must be the same immediate association of thought, though she was very far from conceiving it to be of equal pain. Persuasion by Jane Austen [1818]

Elizabeth Von Arnim They should be welcomed and sped with equal heartiness; for truth compels me to confess that, though it pleases me to see them come, it pleases me just as much to see them go. Elizabeth and her German Garden by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1898]

Anthony Trollope Sir Nicholas’s neighbours, such of them at least that are Protestants, regard Sir Nicholas as equal to themselves. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

I don’t believe he has his equal on earth. Captain Fracasse by Théophile Gautier [1863]

He thought it advisable also to flog an equal number of the crew, by way of being impartial. The Ocean Wave by Ambrose Bierce

Edith Wharton If you covered every inch of your island with churches there would not be enough to equal the number of your iniquities. Certain People by Edith Wharton [1930]

Adela gazed with equal concentration and more obvious hostility at the same focus. Beasts and Super-Beasts by Saki

John Ruskin For instance: the public are under a vague impression that, because they have paid for the contents of the British Museum, every one has an equal right to see and to handle them. Munera Pulveris by John Ruskin

H. G. Wells Many’s the happy face I’ve seen here, and many that come again like friends, but nothing to equal what’s going to be, now things are being set right. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

Anthony Trollope He intended to go deeply into the question of potted peas, holding an equal balance between the assailed Government offices on the one hand, and the advocates of the potted peas on the other. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

H. Rider Haggard He was, however, equal to the occasion. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

Robert Louis Stevenson Thus, he remits one of them to his former letters, “which I trust be common betwixt you and the rest of our sisters, for to me ye are all equal in Christ.” 82 Another letter is a gem in this way. Familiar Studies of Men and Books by Robert Louis Stevenson

Thomas Hobbes For equal distribution is of the law of nature; and other means of equal distribution cannot be imagined. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

Of equal value, if not exactly of the same nature, were the dreams of the learned; and equally disastrous were they in their effects. I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni

A less-ensanguined laurel graced the head Of him that next advanced with lofty tread, In martial conduct and in active might Of equal honour in the fields of fight. Petrarch’s Triumphs by Petrarch

Taking for granted that all bodies produced spectra of equal length, he dismissed all further consideration of the refracting instrument, and took up the principle of reflection. Life of Sir Isaac Newton by N. W. Chittenden [1846]

He walked the straight line of life, and felt an equal contempt for the man who wandered up the hill-sides, no matter whether to chase a butterfly, or to catch a prospect of the ocean. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

It asserted its own tranquillity, which seemed a pledge of equal quiet to its former inhabitants. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

Abraham Merri Thus shall we equal their speed — at the least!” The Norseman ran back to the tiller. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

He answered Mr. Dunnaker very shortly; and that respectable individual, still smarting under his bruises, replied with equal tartness. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

These with success are fir’d, and those with rage, And each on equal terms at length ingage. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

Mark Twain Things which are equal to each other are equal to anything else. What is Man? and other essays by Mark Twain

Upon no equal space of earth, was, or ever had been, the same energy of human power put forth daily. The English Mail-coach by Thomas De Quincey [1849]

Benjamin Disraeli While yet a boy, Marmion Herbert afforded many indications of possessing a mind alike visionary and inquisitive, and both, although not in an equal degree, sceptical and creative. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

Arnold Bennett He was slight and small, and he seemed to have no bones — nothing but articulations that functioned with equal ease in all possible directions. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Anthony Trollope Then there are five fat farmers, three old women, and a butcher at the aperture, and not finding yourself equal to struggling among them for a place, you make up your mind to be left behind. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

David Hume That three times five is equal to the half of thirty, expresses a relation between these numbers. An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding by David Hume

Thomas Wolfe And so, half full of purpose, they eventually fled the task they were not equal to — and they pottered, tinkered, gardened, carpentered, and drank. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Washington Irving It was almost equal to the escapado of her pigeon. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

The remainder of the lands was divided, per capita, in equal shares among the people. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Samuel Johnson No scheme of policy has, in any country, yet brought the rich and poor on equal terms into courts of judicature. A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson

We chatted with the Shark Point wreckers, and found that they thought like Arthegal, “For equal right in equal things doth stand. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

Hence arose naturally the idea of preventing danger, profiting by Carthew’s new-found wealth, and buying the brig under an alias; and it was put in hand with equal energy and caution. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

An equal commonwealth is such a one as is equal both in the balance or foundation, and in the superstructure; that is to say, in her agrarian law and in her rotation. The Commonwealth of Oceana by James Harrington

There are five of us; get five chests, and divide the specie equal among the five — put it at the bottom — and go at it like tigers. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Wherefore be assured that the nation where you cannot establish an equal agrarian, is incapable of its liberty as to this kind of donation. The Commonwealth of Oceana by James Harrington

Robert Louis Stevenson It seems the very play of man and destiny, and as Otto pored on these recurrent changes, he grew, by equal steps, the sleepier and the more profound. Prince Otto by Robert Louis Stevenson

Leslie Stephen He reveals other weaknesses with equal frankness. Samuel Johnson by Leslie Stephen [1878]

Anthony Trollope The wealth of the family of the Germains was not equal to their rank, and the circumstances of the family were not made more comfortable by the peculiarities of the present marquis. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Jules Verne At what precise moment the projectile would reach the point of equal attraction, on which the travelers must play their last card. Round the Moon by Jules Verne [1873]

Arnold Bennett The future would be all right, because he would be equal to the emergency. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

William Morris How are we to divide it then? I need scarcely say not into two equal parts; no one out of the island of Laputa could do that. Hopes and Fears for Art by William Morris [1882]

Washington Irving The lovers were both young, equal in merit, fame, rank, and fortune, enamored of each other’s genius as well as person, and inhabiting a region formed to be a realm of love and poetry. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

Why should not the Duke of Kent look forward to an equal sum? But the situation was not quite simple. Queen Victoria by Lytton Strachey

All stand amaz’d — a second jav’lin flies With equal strength, and quivers thro’ the skies. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

You hate me, but your abhorrence cannot equal that with which I regard myself. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

George Gissing But Mrs Yule would prove equal to the occasion. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

George Gissing You know that I’m equal to the job; you can trust me; and I dare say I shall be more useful than most clerks you could get. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Monsieur Aristide Saucourt was the CHEF of the Grand Sybaris Hotel, and if he had an equal in his profession he had never acknowledged the fact. The Chronicles of Clovis by Saki

Some day it must declare itself, and fight on equal terms. Basilissa by John Buchan [1914]

Walter Scott Yield up the packet; and then, if you will, I will fight you on equal terms. Peveril of the Peak by Walter Scott [1822]

Anthony Trollope Not that Mrs. Val, or even Mrs. A. Tudor, encountered Lactimel and Ugolina Neverbend on equal terms. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

D. H. Lawrence It must be love on equal terms or nothing. The Captain’s Doll by D. H. Lawrence

D. H. Lawrence She wouldn’t ha’ married a man less than herself in stature, I think, though he’s not her equal otherwise. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle They all have an injured, surly feeling as if other folk were getting what they had an equal right to. The Doings of Raffles Haw by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Jules Verne Other tokens of spring’s approach were manifest of equal significance, the birds were returning in flocks, and the air resounded with their deafening cries. The Field of Ice by Jules Verne

No spontaneous growth is equal to culture, for such is the ordinance of Divine Providence. Half of this country is desert. Travels in Morocco by James Richardson

Benjamin Disraeli I doubt not the subject was equal to the genius of the artist, but I do not think that the modern pencil has produced any thing equal to it, both, in design and color and expression. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

The societies are generally composed of about an equal proportion of males and females, many of them being men and their wives; but they are all bound by their laws not to cohabit together. Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope

James Anthony Froude Cromwell had left conscience free to Protestants. But even he had refused equal liberty to Catholics and Episcopalians. He was gone too, and Church and King were back again. Bunyan by James Anthony Froude [1880]

Jules Verne They had gone nearly twenty-five miles that day, and an equal distance still separated them from the station of Allahabad. The night was cold. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne [1873]

For pretty lying, nicely buttered, and going down like a fig in a dog’s throat, there is not his equal anywhere — not anywhere. Signa by Ouida

The azalia, the shumac, and every variety of that beautiful mischief, the kalmia, are in equal profusion. Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope

Wilkie Collins Perhaps,” he added, more quietly, after a moment’s reflection, “you thought I might not be equal to the occasion — and, in that case, I don’t say you were wrong. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

G. K. Chesterton There was nothing to guide him in the mad movements and reactions of modernity; neither his nation nor his religion nor his irreligion were equal to the task. Robert Louis Stevenson by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

And we see that as she is of all others the most quiet, so the most equal commonwealth. The Commonwealth of Oceana by James Harrington

Arnold Bennett Constance’s confusion was equal to her pleasure. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

The bird bounded along with immense leaps, with wings outstretched, but its feet touched the ground so lightly that the motion seemed almost equal to flying. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

Sir Walter Scott I have had equal doubt concerning my dinner-call. The Antiquary by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Miss Una did recover, but the mental strain upon her father was even more exhausting than that which her previous illness had caused, and he was not in an equal condition to bear it. The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns [1906]

Charles Dickens In the girls’ school, reading was proposed; and as I felt tolerably equal to that art, I expressed my willingness to hear a class. American Notes for General Circulation by Charles Dickens [1842]

George Eliot And for whatever purposes silence may be equal to gold, it cannot be safely taken as an indication of specific ideas. Impressions of Theophrastus Such by George Eliot [1878]

You know very well that I am equal to any trial, any sacrifice, day after tomorrow; but when it comes today it’s another thing. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

Virginia Woolf Did Nature supplement what man advanced? Did she complete what he began? With equal complacence she saw his misery, his meanness, and his torture. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf [1927]

Sir Walter Scott On the right hand, the mountain rose above the path with almost equal inaccessibility; but the hill on the opposite side displayed a shroud of copsewood, with which some pines were intermingled. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

Leslie Stephen Boswell reproved her by the remark already quoted, that men might as well expect to be equal to angels. Samuel Johnson by Leslie Stephen [1878]

Here’s my hand, Mr. Dodd. I’m not your equal in culture or talent —” “You know nothing about that,” I interrupted. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Virginia Woolf You could get equal pay for equal work. Three Guineas by Virginia Woolf [1938]

Andrew Lang There a Princess was sitting, who was so beautiful that there was never anyone to equal her. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Jules Verne The clay, soaked in water, was mixed by the feet and hands of the manipulators, and then divided into pieces of equal size. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

John Locke In this case the mind is fain to find out some other angles, to which the three angles of a triangle have an equality; and, finding those equal to two right ones. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

It seemed to us that he had a great opportunity in Hatboro’, but if he turns his back on it, perhaps it’s a sign he wasn’t equal to it. Annie Kilburn by William Dean Howells

Anthony Trollope He is, if not of equal rank, yet of equal standing with the highest; and if he be open to the amenities of society, may choose his own circles. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

George Meredith An equal whom he had injured waited for his remarks, gave ready replies; and he, bowing to the visible equality, chafed at a sense of inferiority following his acknowledgement of it. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I shall claim an equal right with those other two selfish wastrels to sign for the firm. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

H. G. Wells She was the equal of any woman, was the old chief of the fire-minders, in spite of her years; but before she could do anything Siss shouted to her and the clamour rose loud. A Story of the Stone Age by H. G. Wells [1897]

Horace Walpole But nothing could equal the perplexity of the Friar, when Hippolita confessed her readiness not to oppose the separation, and demanded his opinion on the legality of her acquiescence. The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole [1764]

David Hume And there is no reason to despair of equal success in our enquiries concerning the mental powers and economy, if prosecuted with equal capacity and caution. An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding by David Hume

Arthur Conan Doyle Every man was, in his opinion, equal in the eyes of the Almighty, and none had a right to claim any precedence over his neighbour in matters of religion. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

William Makepeace Thackeray Whether the Emperor composed his famous code, or borrowed it, is of little importance; but he established it, and made the law equal for every man in France except one. The Paris Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1840]

Anthony Trollope Mr Daubeny replied to him with equal genius, and with equal skill — if not with equal heart. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope After that, when he was going, her weakness was almost equal to his vileness. Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Twenty thousand warriors he retained, dividing them into two equal bodies for the protection of the tamanes in the centre. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

They were indeed quite above and outside this sense, because to be Herries was enough and, rich or poor, you were of an equal and exceptional importance. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

John Lewis Burckhard After this, Serour applied himself to re-establish the administration of justice; and numerous acts are related of him, which reflect equal honour upon his love of equity and his sagacity. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

In returning to East Lynne, Lady Isabel had entered upon a daring act, and she found, in the working, that neither strength nor spirit was equal to it. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

And another6 says: “The storm, that at that moment was tremendous, could not equal that tempest which passed in the thoughts of the unhappy captive. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Charles Dickens Since the time of her leaving home, Sissy had lived with the rest of the family on equal terms. Hard Times by Charles Dickens [1854]

Benjamin Disraeli That her unsophisticated and untutored spirit might not receive the advances of his heart with an equal and corresponding ardour, he was prepared. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

Anthony Trollope He promised the doctor that he would refrain; and, as he did so, he swallowed down his cup of coffee and brandy, in which the two articles bore about equal proportions. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

The singers with whom he would fain equal himself are not Dante, or Tasso, or, as Dryden would have it, Spenser, but Blind Thamyris, and blind Maeonides, And Tiresias and Phineus, prophets old. Milton by Mark Pattison [1879]

Arthur Machen Now and again a servant would dart out from a side door and scurry off in the direction of the shops, returning in a few minutes in equal haste. Holy Terrors by Arthur Machen

H.P. Lovecraft Akeley, he declared, had suffered a sudden attack of some asthmatic trouble, and did not feel equal to making a trip in the outdoor air. The Whisperer in Darkness by H.P. Lovecraft [1930]

Thus, the fortieth part of a grain of calomel was supposed to be equal to a five-grain calomel pill, and so on in proportion throughout the whole range of medicine. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

G. K. Chesterton Perhaps you might oblige me by saying ‘Yes, citizen,’ then we could continue our talk about Citizen Green on an equal footing. Tales of the Long Bow by G. K. Chesterton [1925]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu It is plain, however, that the man who could make so fine a study of one opera, could with equal labour make as great a success in others. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

H. G. Wells Far away down the slope with his body in profile and his head turned towards them, frozen by an equal amazement, stood a hunched grey figure, bigger but shorter than a man. The Grisly Folk by H. G. Wells [1921]

Nevertheless, in such cities as subsist mostly by trade, and have little or no land, as Holland and Genoa, the balance of treasure may be equal to that of land in the cases mentioned. The Commonwealth of Oceana by James Harrington

Anthony Hope But the queen cried: “Are you sending Rudolf alone, then — alone against two?” “Yes, madam, if I may command the campaign,” said Sapt. “I take it he should be equal to the task. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

For the sev’n ships he made an equal share, And to the port return’d, triumphant from the war. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

Andrew Lang The equal Father of all men cannot be ‘squared,’ and declines (till corrupted by the bad example of ancestral ghosts) to make himself useful to one man rather than to another. The Making of Religion by Andrew Lang

John Locke Nothing then could serve well for a convenient measure of time, but what has divided the whole length of its duration into apparently equal portions, by constantly repeated periods. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

Jane Austen She thinks nobody equal to him. Emma by Jane Austen [1816]

Sichaeus, known For wealth, and brother to the Punic throne, Possess’d fair Dido’s bed; and either heart At once was wounded with an equal dart. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

His blank verse, though not equal to that of a few other English poets, is musical and wielded in a manner suitable to his subject. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

James Payn He was accustomed to meet men of a much higher social rank than his present visitor on something like equal terms; many of them shook hands with him; all of them treated him with familiarity. Mirk Abbey by James Payn [1866]

Henry David Thoreau What if equal pains were taken to smooth and polish their manners? One piece of good sense would be more memorable than a monument as high as the moon. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

William Blake After dinner I ask'd Isaiah to favour the world with his lost works, he said none of equal value was lost. The Marriage of Heaven and Hell by William Blake [1790-93]

In consequence he went flying round and round in a horizontal circle whose radius was about equal to half the length of the rope, which I forgot to say was nearly twenty feet long. The Parenticide Club by Ambrose Bierce

Morgan Robertson The same professional standard applied to the personnel of the engine-room, and the steward’s department was equal to that of a first-class hotel. The Wreck of the Titan by Morgan Robertson

E. Phillips Oppenheim Every nation is more or less on an equal footing, and they are all pledged not to fight one another. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Edith Wharton A good dinner had never been as good to him, a beautiful sunset as beautiful; he still rejoiced in the fact that he appreciated both with an equal acuity. The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton [1922]

I have about an equal number stored in another place, so that I shall double the final figure in order to arrive at the complete amount. Collected Essays by George Orwell

Wilkie Collins Impossible as it was that she could have been prepared to hear this, her presence of mind was equal to the occasion. The Guilty River by Wilkie Collins [1886]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Do you think your Rolls-Royce is equal to it?” “Nine-and-a-half is my time,” Grant replied. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

T. H. Huxley But of course the discovery of Lavoisier that the carbonic acid and the alcohol taken together are very nearly equal in weight to the sugar, completely upset this hypothesis. Essays by T. H. Huxley

Anthony Trollope I don’t know anyone equal to her. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

E. F. Benson Indeed, she understood their elation, and her regret that Irene had not caricatured her instead of Elizabeth grew very bitter: she would have borne it with a magnanimity fully equal to their’s. Trouble for Lucia by E. F. Benson [1939]

Apart from a few legacies, one of which was to his servant Ozias, his property was left to his two daughters, in equal shares. Verena Fontaine’s Rebellion by Ellen Wood [1880]

George Meredith Poor soul! if, in those early days unkind, Thy power to sting had been but power to grieve, We now might with an equal spirit meet, And not be matched like innocence and vice. Modern Love by George Meredith [1862]

Virgil and Tacitus, were they ready writers? The whole Prophecies of Isaiah are not equal in extent to this cobweb of a Review article. Carlyle by John Nichol [1892]

George Gissing And her glass—as well as her husband—told her that equal to; after a few pages she lost her understanding of a she suffered daily in her appearance. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Jean-Jacques Rousseau Take two tracts of equal extent, one of which brings in five and the other ten. The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Edgar Rice Burroughs God give that our combined strength may be equal to the task, for else we are lost. At the Earth’s Core by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1914]

Anthony Trollope But in order to be equal with Oregon, New York should have sixty-six. North America by Anthony Trollope

Jane Austen Maple Grove will probably be my model more than it ought to be — for we do not at all affect to equal my brother, Mr. Suckling, in income. Emma by Jane Austen [1816]

George Meredith Rising, the lady said: “I have spoken to you upon equal terms; and remember, very few women would have done what I have done. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Rudyard Kipling Jim, he’d sweated all night, an’ he didn’t reckon hisself equal to the talkin’ an’ the swearin’ an’ the cryin’, an’ his mother blamin’ him afterwards on the slate. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

Arthur Conan Doyle Do you feel equal to it?” “Yes; I shall not feel easy until I have told my story. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

I only defended my own life in fair combat, and with equal weapons ——” Marie-Anne interrupted him. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Anthony Trollope Once a day indeed he did touch his cap, but when that was done he seemed to fancy that he was almost equal to Mr Tappitt upon the premises. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope

John Lewis Burckhard It is surrounded by a wall ten feet thick, flanked with numerous round towers, built with equal blocks of stone, each about two feet square. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

D. H. Lawrence And great tortures he suffered lest the tin box should be put out at Firsby instead of at Mablethorpe. And he wasn’t equal to getting a carriage. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Anthony Trollope Surely in all the world there was nothing equal to this. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Jules Verne He had thus to support a pressure almost equal to an atmosphere, with the result of the physical fatigue and mental agitation which attack those who are not used to this kind of work. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne [1881]

George Borrow Moreover, no boy could equal me at riding, and no people ride so well or desperately as boys. The Romany Rye by George Borrow

Robert Louis Stevenson They were still of an equal brightness. Vailima Letters by Robert Louis Stevenson

Arthur Conan Doyle And of all these generous men there was none who was the equal of this admirable milord, who held out so warm a hand to an enemy in distress. The Adventures of Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1903]

Margaret Oliphant It ain’t equal to doing for itself, like most. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

Arnold Bennett At that day a foreman had to be equal to anything. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

George Eliot In what concerns the search for admiration at least, it is not true that the effect is equal to the cause and resembles it. Impressions of Theophrastus Such by George Eliot [1878]

G. K. Chesterton But Mr. Moses Gould had an equal contempt for their suicidal athletics and their subconscious transcendentalism, and he stood and laughed at the thing with the shameless rationality of another race. Manalive by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

H. G. Wells And with an equal speed atomic engines of various types invaded industrialism. The World Set Free by H. G. Wells [1914]

Leon Trotsky They had been on an equal footing with the sullen Nikolay. He had initiated them into his plans and into the secrets of his life. My Life by Leon Trotsky

John Hill Burton Suppose, in the first place, the stock of happiness in such sort divided, that by every one of the 4001 an equal portion of happiness shall be possessed. Introduction to the Study of the Works of Jeremy Bentham by John Hill Burton

She was not equal to making any response to the general’s affability. An Unpleasant Predicament by Fyodor Dostoyevsky [1861]

Rudyard Kipling It replied in two voices of an equal regret that it was attached and could not free itself. Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

Jules Verne He took a dozen of the whale’s bones, cut them into six equal parts, and sharpened their ends. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Henry James Our friends looked at them with an equal yearning; face to face, on the platform, they counted them in each other’s eyes. The Spoils of Poynton by Henry James [1897]

Robert Louis Stevenson Steerage No. 1 is shaped like an isosceles triangle, the sides opposite the equal angles bulging outward with the contour of the ship. The Amateur Emigrant by Robert Louis Stevenson

And this takes away that vanity from under the sun, which is an error proceeding more or less from all other rulers under heaven but an equal commonwealth. The Commonwealth of Oceana by James Harrington

Anthony Trollope Of the writer of whom this may be truly said, it may be said with equal truth that he will always be tedious to his reader. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Henry James He had a number of sheets of paper cut into small equal squares, and he was apparently covering them with pictorial designs — strange-looking figures. The Europeans by Henry James [1878]

Jane Austen He had before believed her to return his affection with sincere, if not with equal regard. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen [1813]

R. D. Blackmore Combined excitement and exertion, strong amazement, ardent love, and a cold of equal severity, laid poor Pet Carnaby by the heels, and reduced him to perpetual gruel. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

In conversation he is animated and brilliant, some of his lies being quite equal to those of Coleridge or Bolingbroke; but in repose he resembles nothing so much as a heap of old clothes. The Fiend’s Delight by Ambrose Bierce [1873]

Theodore Dreiser She looked away, pleased that he should speak thus, longing to be equal to this feeling written upon her countenance. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

The island is small—that is to say it covers an area about equal to the summit of the Acropolis at Athens; and the scale of the buildings has been determined by the size of the island. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Thomas Paine And any burden which falls equally on all men, and from which every man is to receive an equal benefit, is consistent with the most perfect ideas of liberty. The American Crisis by Thomas Paine

By reason of its height it never touches the horizon, because in an equal time, the smallest circle in which the Bear is, and the largest in which Orion is, revolves in the periphery of the world. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

Henry James It all hung together; they were subject, he and the great vagueness, to an equal and indivisible law. The Beast in the Jungle by Henry James [1903]

When at the close of the parliamentary session of the year 1836 his labours as a reporter came to an end, he was held to have no equal in the gallery. Dickens by Adolphus William Ward [1882]

It is one of the loveliest and kindest books that ever was written, and my heart belongs to it still; to be sure it belongs to several hundreds of other books in equal entirety. My Literary Passions by William Dean Howells

Sinclair Lewis In Brown, I roomed right near one, and many’s the time, oh, half a dozen times at least, when I’ve dropped in at his room and tried to act as if he were my equal in every way. Kingsblood Royal by Sinclair Lewis

Walter Scott But it is over — I have treated you as a friend — a companion — almost an equal — you have repaid me with insolence and ingratitude. Peveril of the Peak by Walter Scott [1822]

John Stuart Mill To be an equal is to be an enemy. The Subjection of Women by John Stuart Mill [1869]

The old dessert set, curiously enough, instead of consisting of knives and forks in equal proportions, contained eleven knives and one fork for ginger. Old Cookery Books and Ancient Cuisine by William Carew Hazli

Baldwin Spencer There is, amongst the aborigines, an equal distribution of profits quite irrespective of deserts. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

William Harrison Ainsworth Would you had seen her, signor, as I beheld her then, or as one other beheld her! you would acknowledge that you had never met with her equal in beauty. A Night's Adventure in Rome by William Harrison Ainsworth

Jane Austen He then really thought himself equal to it. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen [1811]

D. H. Lawrence The idea flew through them: ‘All men are equal on earth,’ and they would carry the idea to its material fulfilment. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

H. G. Wells The freshness of the morning made me desire an equal freshness. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells [1896]

Clearly, therefore, on such a system the earth might be enclosed, occupied, and cultivated in entire subordination to the law of equal freedom. Garden Cities of To-morrow by Ebenezer Howard

H. Rider Haggard That lady, however, proved herself equal to the occasion. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

Thomas Wolfe But now the lonely cry of the great train was speaking to him with an equal strangeness of return. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Virginia Woolf Half-drawn up upon the beach lay an equal number of Spanish galleons, unmanned, for the country was still a virgin land behind a veil. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

Edmund Burke Having endeavored to show what beauty is not, it remains that we should examine, at least with equal attention, in what it really consists. On the Sublime and Beautiful by Edmund Burke [1757]

The other subject treated of in the Essays, with an equal persistence and an equal wealth of illustration, is Montaigne himself. Landmarks in Literature--French by Lytton Strachey

Lavinia tried to explain the object of her visit, but found her French was not equal to it. Featherston’s Story by Ellen Wood [1889]

Leslie Stephen The Directions to Servants shows an equal amount of thought exerted upon the various misdoings of the class assailed. Swift by Leslie Stephen [1882]

Anthony Trollope If he could only have thrashed Lupex as Johnny had thrashed Crosbie; then indeed they might have been equal — a pair of heroes. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing But her devilish malice is equal to anything. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

I nodded familiarly to our chief clerk, and when the manager said good morning to me, I returned his greeting with a confidence as though we were on equal terms. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]