Phrases with "expressed"

Robert Green Ingersoll Upon being informed that it was, he expressed great surprise that any one could be guilty of such presumption. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

George Gissing Her look was anxious, but the gleam of her eyes expressed pleasurable agitation. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Anthony Trollope But he expressed his ideas about Edith confidentially to Miss Marrable, fully alive to the fact that Miss Marrable would know how to deal with her niece. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

Henry James There were again other persons with whom she was occupied, and again the situation could only be expressed by their silence. In the Cage by Henry James [1898]

Walter Scott Conrade arose boldly to answer, and in despite, as he expressed himself, of man and brute, king or dog, avouched his innocence of the crime charged. The Talisman by Walter Scott [1825]

Edith Wharton She rose slowly to her feet, as though her metaphor had expressed an actual fact and she felt herself bodily drawn from his side by the influences of which she spoke. Madame de Treymes by Edith Wharton [1907]

Keble wrote a long and elaborate tract ‘On the Mysticism attributed to the Early Fathers of the Church’, in which he expressed his opinions upon a large number of curious matters. Eminent Victorians by Lytton Strachey

Anthony Trollope And if she could be got to see it in the light he saw it, what a stroke of business they might do! He was aware that she expressed personal dislike to him; but he did not think much of that. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Thomas Hardy If one word could have expressed her it would have been Inconsequence. She was a woman of perversities, delighting in frequent contrasts. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

The relation of the true idea to its object, being, as they think, unique, it can be expressed in terms of nothing else, and needs only to be named for any one to recognize and understand it. The Meaning of Truth by William James

Henry James The girl herself expressed no preference whatever on this point, and the idea was one of Delia’s masterly ones, her flashes of inspiration. The Reverberator by Henry James [1888]

Now, as it was his expressed intention to leave the estate equally divided between my brother and me, there was no need for me to take up any profession for a livelihood. The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman [1911]

He lifted his hand and made over it a twisted magical sign, meant to reduce the intruder to the will that was expressed in it. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

Henry Lawson She gave him something to eat; then he expressed his intention of staying for the night. While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson

I several times expressed my doubts upon the point. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Anthony Trollope He expressed a doubt whether the Marquis could be in his right mind, and added a whisper that the accounts of the Marquis’s health were very bad indeed. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

The Canon expressed his pleasure and, inviting the stranger to come in, took him into his study and bade him sit down. The Tragedy of the Silver Moon by Arthur Gask [1940]

But Roger could no more have expressed such an idea in words than he could have knitted the cable-topped shooting-stockings which Janey made him, and which he had on at this moment. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

Wilkie Collins Even at that distance, the types of the two characters were expressed in the attitudes of the two men. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Elizabeth Gaskell Mrs. Gibson, too, was in the seventh heaven of ecstasy and spoke but little; but what she did say, expressed the highest sentiments in the finest language. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

Wilkie Collins I say nothing of the grief which this discovery caused me on Laura’s account, for it is not to be expressed by any words of mine. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Anthony Trollope Stern truth, expressed shortly in strong language, was the staple of his conversation at home. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Henry James Newman expressed his surprise and regret, and asked why a parting had became necessary. The American by Henry James [1877]

Willa Cather When Miss Ayrshire finished her first group of songs, her audience expressed its approval positively, but guardedly. Youth and the Bright Medusa by Willa Cather [1920]

Wilkie Collins Rufus expressed his opinion of the wisdom of putting this question with his customary plainness of language. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Thomas Paine The 4th, 5th, and 6th define more particularly what is only generally expressed in the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine [1791]

Francis Bacon Here is expressed the extremity of necessitous extortions, figured in the ancient fable of the full and the hungry horseleech. The Advancement of Learning by Francis Bacon [1605]

Wilkie Collins She stole close to me to enjoy the surprise which was still expressed in my face. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Anthony Trollope She knew that she should not have expressed herself in that way, but she could not avoid the temptation. Cousin Henry by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Elizabeth Gaskell But when I expressed my fear he cut me very short. Six Weeks at Heppenheim by Elizabeth Gaskell [1862]

Elizabeth Gaskell But as he turned to catch a look at her sweet face, he saw that it expressed unfeigned distress, almost amounting to vexation; a dread of him, that he thought was almost repugnance. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

Charles Dickens His cold eyes would hardly have been eyes, but for the short ends of lashes which, by bringing them into immediate contrast with something paler than themselves, expressed their form. Hard Times by Charles Dickens [1854]

Anthony Trollope How was she to give her expressed consent to that which she believed to be wrong? ‘Do you know anything against her; any reason why she should not be my wife?’ continued he. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

Ivan Turgenev I must own that, among other means of deliverance, as I very vaguely expressed it in my colloquies with myself, I did entertain the idea of having recourse to Ozhogin himself . The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other stories by Ivan Turgenev

He expressed some of his desire by a grunt. The Day of the Locust by Nathanael Wes

Our self-conscious and considerate visitors dumbly expressed amazement at their informal reception and our unfestive attire. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

He read it with a countenance that expressed mingled anger and contempt. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

George Gissing His face altered; it expressed Lydia knew not what. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Arthur Morrison Will you come?” Dorrington expressed himself delighted, and suggested that Stedman should dine with him before going to the track. The Dorrington Deed-Box by Arthur Morrison

In ‘Beasts of England’ we expressed our longing for a better society in days to come. Animal Farm by George Orwell [1944]

Anthony Trollope But she was not the woman to turn back when she had once put her foot to any work; and she was driven up to the door in Manchester Square without any expressed hesitation on her own part. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

William Godwin One instance that I have heard Mary relate of this sort, was, that, at a certain time, Fanny, dissatisfied with her domestic situation, expressed an earnest desire to have a home of her own. Memoirs of the Author of a Vindication of the Rights of Woman by William Godwin [1798]

George Meredith Her mother’s calm contemplation of the lady was more distressing than if she had expressed the contempt Rose was certain, according to her young ideas, Lady Jocelyn must hold. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

Thank God, as yet, I have never expressed my madness in words. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Meanwhile I hid my feelings as best I could, and admired the spirit with which Dan Levy expressed his. Mr. Justice Raffles by E. W. Hornung [1909]

He must have done nothing, expressed nothing, imagined nothing. Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad [1921]

Elizabeth Gaskell She expressed great disgust and contempt towards him, and did not affect to have the shadow of regard in any way. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

Virginia Woolf But her look expressed neither disappointment nor reproach. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

Wilkie Collins He embraced me with the most touching fervour; he expressed the noblest sentiments — but in the matter of his contemplated marriage, he was immovable. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

When the supper was finished, the king expressed a wish not to lose the promenade. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

He would also call Felix Rolleston, a friend of the prisoners, to prove that the prisoner was not in the habit of wearing rings, and frequently expressed his detestation of such a custom. The Mystery of a Hansom Cab by Fergus Hume

Maria Edgeworth I expressed a fear that I had been standing in such a manner as to prevent her from seeing Shylock; she bowed mildly, and was, I believe, going to speak. Harrington by Maria Edgeworth

The old gentleman was excited about something and Mrs. Anthony was “managing him” as Powell expressed it. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Charles Dickens At the expiration of that period, when his Ed was a sight, he expressed one evenin, the last Company havin been turned out, and the door shut, a wish to have a little music. A House to Let by Charles Dickens [1858]

Henry James She replied that this was surely a subject on which one took everything for granted; whereupon I admitted that I had perhaps expressed myself ill. The Coxon Fund by Henry James [1894]

Walter Scott If the genius of the house really condemned a union betwixt the Master and his fair guest, the means by which he expressed his sentiments were as unhappily chosen as if he had been a mere mortal. The Bride of Lammermoor by Walter Scott [1819]

Anthony Trollope Mr. Cockey expressed himself as delighted, and would only be too happy. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

Ralph Waldo Emerson It was a high scheme, his absolute privilege for the best (which, to make emphatic, he expressed by community of women), as the premium which he would set on grandeur. Representative Men by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1850]

Leon Trotsky Paris changed its tone abruptly; henceforth it expressed itself in a still hostile but civil manner. My Life by Leon Trotsky

The road to legitimate realism is through poetical feeling, and he possesses that — only it is expressed in the leisurely manner of his time. Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad [1921]

Mark Twain His whole attitude expressed gratification and pride mixed with stupefaction and astonishment. What is Man? and other essays by Mark Twain

George Gissing He examined everything attentively, but in silence; his features expressed grave thought. Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing [1891]

Anthony Trollope Mr Turnbull expressed his doubt whether this would be satisfactory to the country; but even Mr Turnbull was soft in his tone and complaisant in his manner. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins Still as monotonous as ever, his voice in some degree expressed the frenzy that was in him, by suddenly rising in its pitch when he spoke to me next. The Guilty River by Wilkie Collins [1886]

Jules Verne Others again, belonging to the doubting class, expressed certain fears as to the position of the moon. From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne [1867]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Indeed, so fresh and vigorous was their pleasure in living that they felt it should be expressed by loud cries. Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Before we had been in residence twenty-four hours most of the repose had vanished ‘like a dutiful bream,’ as Adrian expressed it. The Chronicles of Clovis by Saki

Arthur Morrison One could never open a newspaper without finding, displayed at large, the prospectus of yet another cycle company with capital expressed in six figures at least, often in seven. The Dorrington Deed-Box by Arthur Morrison

Two ridges of foam streamed from the ship’s bows; the wind sang in a strenuous note which under other circumstances would have expressed to me all the joy of life. The Shadow Line by Joseph Conrad [1917]

Charles Stur Mr. Browne dressed Flood’s hand, who bore it exceedingly well, and only expressed his regret that he should be of no use on the Darling in the event of any rupture with the natives. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

Wilkie Collins He wrote a telegram to Arnold, expressed in the following terms: “Your letter and inclosures received. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Olaf Stapledon In politics, for instance, frustration had expressed itself in a gnawing vindictiveness which later on seemed merely silly. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

Maria Edgeworth After having all expressed their opinions, without making any impression upon one another, they retired to rest. Belinda. by Maria Edgeworth

My landlady’s anemic daughter (as Ollendorff would have expressed it), though commendably neat, had a lordly, careless manner of approaching her domestic duties. A Personal Record by Joseph Conrad [1912]

Or, as he expressed it to Dr. Mayerne, ‘We shall set off on a new tack. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

Anthony Trollope Morton at this moment was sent for by the Secretary of State, and the Senator expressed his intention of waiting for him in Mr. Green’s room. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope Mrs. Stiggs expressed her belief that Carry wouldn’t stand it much longer. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

Anthony Trollope The tenderness of the letter readers can appreciate and understand without seeing it expressed in words. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

He expressed a hope, at the same time, that “all past differences would be buried in oblivion, and that henceforth they should live only in the recollection of then ancient friendship. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Willa Cather I talked to the piano tuner the last time he was here, and he said all the people he tuned for expressed themselves very favorably about your teaching. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Elizabeth Gaskell When all was over, and John was driving her back again, he expressed his rejoicing that there would be evidence enough to convict the men, without summoning Nathan and Hester to identify them. The Crooked Branch by Elizabeth Gaskell [1859]

Arnold Bennett It expressed the very spirit of his aunt’s house. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

Anthony Trollope The Speaker, with some hesitation, expressed his opinion that the word, as then used, was not open to objection from him. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope Sir Alured in his letter expressed a hope that Everett might be informed instantly. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Washington Irving As a testimony of cherished and well-merited affection, he dedicated it to his brother Henry. There is an amusing affectation of indifference as to its fate expressed in the dedication. The Life of Oliver Goldsmith by Washington Irving [1840]

He has never expressed it in my hearing. The Shadow Line by Joseph Conrad [1917]

Nevertheless his face expressed all the courage and determination which I knew him to possess. A Stable for Nightmares by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Henry James What it expressed at midnight in the gas-glaring bedroom at Chester was that the subject of it had, at the end of years, barely escaped, by flight in time, a general nervous collapse. The Ambassadors by Henry James [1903]

Anthony Trollope The whole family, however, went to church, and immediately on their return Lord Fawn expressed his intention of returning to town. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Henry James The two good sisters had not settled themselves in their respective chairs; their attitude expressed a final reserve and their faces showed the glaze of prudence. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Henry James She had a small drop at this, which was expressed in another pause, and she then returned to what he had just asked her. In the Cage by Henry James [1898]

Nathaniel Hawthorne His remark merely expressed pleasure at her restoration to health; and Ellen’s low and indistinct reply had as little relation to the feelings that agitated her. Fanshawe by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1826]

Leon Trotsky This expressed itself in everything in their approach to subjects, in their political remarks and psychological appreciations, in their self-satisfaction not self-assurance, but self-satisfaction. My Life by Leon Trotsky

E. F. Benson Inglis, with the certainty of conviction, expressed his belief that anybody who could possibly believe in the existence of supernatural phenomena was unworthy of the name of an ass. Caterpillars by E. F. Benson

Wilkie Collins Mr. Bapchild expressed himself as feeling much grieved at the turn things were taking. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

He felt, as Croupin has once expressed it, as if a bomb were bursting in his brain. The Hidden Door by Arthur Gask [1934]

Guy de Maupassan He was quite charming in his manner as they drove along the road to the house; he expressed astonishment at the height of the trees, the excellence of the crops, and the quickness of the horse. A Lively Friend by Guy de Maupassan

G. K. Chesterton The chief tragedy in the trend of later literature may be expressed by saying that the smaller Macaulay conquered the larger. The Victorian Age in Literature by G. K. Chesterton [1913]

Henry James Then he expressed a timid hope. Covering End by Henry James [1898]

There was a good deal of such exaggeration in Hester’s book, which could only be attributed to the French novels of which he had frequently expressed his disapproval when be saw Hester reading them. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

Edgar Allan Poe Upon rising from the piano after these miracles of vocal execution, she resumed her seat by my side; when I expressed to her, in terms of the deepest enthusiasm, my delight at her performance. Tales of Illusion by Edgar Allan Poe

Anthony Trollope As soon as Mrs. Grantly had found herself alone with the archdeacon, on the evening of the Ullathorne party, she had expressed herself very forcibly as to Mr. Arabin’s conduct on that occasion. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

G. K. Chesterton Mr. Syme,” he continued, turning to his opponent, “we are fighting today, if I remember right, because you expressed a wish (which I thought irrational) to pull my nose. The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton

Anthony Trollope Miss Altifiorla, when she came to see Cecilia on her return, expressed herself as quite satisfied. Kept in the Dark by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Wilkie Collins Mr. Murthwaite expressed HIS opinion that they were a wonderful people. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

The superintendent did not happen to be in, but when Larose had made himself known, a sergeant there expressed his willingness to be of any service. The Grave-digger of Monks Arden by Arthur Gask [1938]

Victor Hugo His state was what the author of this book has somewhere expressed as the blind man dazzled. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Henry James It seemed to him his friend had laid on him in those last moments a heavy charge and had expressed herself almost as handsomely as if she had listened complacently to an assurance of his love. Madame de Mauves by Henry James [1874]

Anthony Trollope In that event he saw no other alternative but — as he expressed it to himself — “to run a mucker. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

Evidently they had come with the intention of being pleased, for they expressed themselves as surprised and delighted with every arrangement I had made for their comfort. The Lust of Hate by Guy Boothby [1898]

Tobias Smolle No man ever expressed the sentiments so happily, in visage, attitude, and gesture: but he seems to have had too much phlegm to strike off the grand passions, or reach the sublime parts of painting. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

George Gissing The candour with which he expressed himself on most subjects enabled her to observe a type of mind which at present had peculiar interest for her. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Wilkie Collins His face and manner plainly expressed anxiety and preoccupation of mind. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

But scarcely had he expressed his request when the unknown, who remained standing before the Musketeer, drew back with signs of terror, and refused. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

H. G. Wells It expressed a political fiction of a very extraordinary kind: that every subject of the contemporary state was equally capable of making whatever collective decisions had to be made. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Do you mind if I put it in a better light?” Her voice had wonderfully changed; it expressed a curious interest and self-control. A Daughter of To-Day by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1894]

Anthony Trollope She expressed regret that her brother should have found himself unable to discuss a subject that was naturally so very distasteful to him, and begged Mr. Gowran to come to her again the next morning. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Walter Scott The patient, more moved by this species of appeal than by any which had yet been urged, expressed his desire to speak out frankly to Dr. ——. Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft by Walter Scott [1831]

Some hours passed thus, while they, by their countenances, expressed joy, the cause of which I did not comprehend. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

Wilkie Collins The poor woman’s joy, on seeing them, expressed itself like the joy of a child. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

H.P. Lovecraft That it could not come from any known myth or romance was made especially clear by the fact that the unfortunate lunatic expressed himself only in his own simple manner. Beyond the Wall of Sleep by H.P. Lovecraft [1919]

Wilkie Collins I expressed this opinion to Mr. Engelman; and he agreed with me. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

Wilkie Collins He expressed the utmost surprise and distress — he thought Lecount had done her best to be agreeable on the drive to Dunwich — he hoped and trusted there was some unfortunate mistake. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Gerard’s eye fell at once on this, and he expressed the liveliest admiration. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Mr. Conyers expressed himself very well contented with the rustic lodge which had been chosen for his dwelling-house. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Anthony Trollope As for the “outraged laws of his country,” of which Mr. Grey spoke much, he did not care a straw for such outrages—nor, indeed, for the expressed opinion of mankind as to his conduct. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

He expressed his gratitude to her. The Vaults of Blackarden Castle by Arthur Gask [1950]

George Gissing He expressed no wish for her return, and felt none. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

Wilkie Collins Dressed in her picturesque costume, she was so charming that I expressed my admiration heartily, as became her old friend. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Miles Franklin He expressed no resentment on account of my behaviour to him. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

My wife has expressed her regret for her hastiness. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

The Dean expressed his astonishment at this statement. Oxford by Thomas De Quincey [1835]

Benjamin Disraeli Lothair liked his cousins; their inexperience and innocence, and the simplicity with which they exhibited and expressed their feelings, had in them something bewitching. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

Wilkie Collins A civil engineer in the north of England, who owed certain obligations to Mr. Vanstone, expressed his willingness to take Frank under superintendence, on terms of the most favorable kind. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Anthony Trollope When I heard that you had been here, and had expressed an intention of returning, from respect to yourself personally I desired that you might be shown into my room. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

Jane Austen She met him with a hand that would be taken, and a voice that expressed the affection of a sister. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen [1811]

Percy Bysshe Shelley Every thing here, though not grand, was commodious; and as they entered it, Verezzi expressed his approbation of living here retired. Zastrozzi by Percy Bysshe Shelley [1810]

Walter Scott Hereward seemed little moved, except by a slight motion of surprise at the wonder expressed by the others. Count Robert of Paris by Walter Scott [1832]

Robert Louis Stevenson The feeling cannot be expressed in words. Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes by Robert Louis Stevenson

Sinclair Lewis Which of them said which has never been determined, and does not matter, since they all had the same ideas and expressed them always with the same ponderous and brassy assurance. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

When, in addition, Mr. Burns told me that he was the best seaman in the ship, I expressed my surprise that in his earliest prime and of such appearance he should sign on as cook on board a ship. The Shadow Line by Joseph Conrad [1917]

Henry James When Nick asked her if some of the R.A.‘s hadn’t expressed a wish for a crack at her she replied: “Oh dear no, only the tiresome photographers; and fancy them in the future. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

G. K. Chesterton In the next year appeared Ferishtah’s Fancies, which exhibit some of his shrewdest cosmic sagacity, expressed in some of his quaintest and most characteristic images. Robert Browning by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

H. G. Wells Her choice of apartments they presently took expressed the vehemence of her release. A Story of the Days To Come by H. G. Wells [1897]

Though her countenance expressed unutterable woe, yet she looked so extremely beautiful, that Mr Hintman, highly as his expectation had been raised, was struck with surprise. A Description of Millenium Hall and the Country Adjacent by Sarah Sco

Anthony Trollope I have a strong idea, which I expressed before in speaking of the capital of the Canadas, that no man can ordain that on such a spot shall be built a great and thriving city. North America by Anthony Trollope

The women, whose countenances expressed treachery and cruelty, clutched infinitesimal daggers, with which they seemed about to take some terrible vengeance. The Wondersmith by Fitz James O’Brien

Edith Wharton I’m a little bewildered still; but I have an idea you haven’t found yourself — expressed your real self, I mean — in this book as you did in the others. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

Nathaniel Hawthorne What I behold is a reclining figure, to be sure, but feminine, and with a despondent air, wonderfully well expressed in the wavering outline from head to foot. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

William Black No wonder that one of the sisters afterwards referring to this “playful jest,” should have expressed her astonishment at finding it put down as a proof of Goldsmith’s envious disposition. Goldsmith by William Black [1878]

Snatching up the box which she had just expressed her disinclination to touch, she ran and fairly thrust it into his hands. Claimed! by Francis Stevens

Every line of her face expressed resentment. Serapion by Francis Stevens

Anthony Trollope I generally found, in mixed society, that even there the discussion of secession was not permitted; but in society that was not mixed I heard very strong opinions expressed on each side. North America by Anthony Trollope

H. G. Wells His firelit face as he did this expressed a diabolical relief. The Wild Asses of the Devil by H. G. Wells [1915]

Thomas Hardy But the effect of coming into society and light after lonely wandering in darkness is a sociability in the comer above its usual pitch, expressed in the features even more than in words. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Before going home he expressed the opinion that there could not be a soul left alive in Toulon, because the few that survived would have gone away in the English ships. The Rover by Joseph Conrad [1923]

More distant resemblances connect the lobster with the prawn and the crab, which are expressed by putting all these into the same order. On the Study of Zoology by Thomas Henry Huxley

Henry James Her voice was low and monotonous, like a voice that had never expressed any human passions. The Europeans by Henry James [1878]

Robert Green Ingersoll And when the doctor was told of what the patient had done, he expressed great surprise that he was still alive, and complimented his constitution upon being able to bear such a frightful strain. The Ghosts and other lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Nellie Bly They expressed themselves in various ways. Ten Days in a Mad-House by Nellie Bly

Thomas Hardy Lady Mottisfont expressed her surprise and interest at the probability of having such a neighbour. A Group of Noble Dames by Thomas Hardy [1891]

M. R. James On the following day Mr. Hope Jones sallied forth with an axe and with the expressed intention of cutting down every tree in the clump, and of burning every bush in the field. Collected Ghost Stories by M. R. James

Frances Hodgson Burnett Her antelope eyes expressed a kind of yearning eagerness to do all she could without a moment’s delay. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Its ornaments and best things had gone, as Miss Timmens expressed it, to adorn the pawnshop. Our Strike by Ellen Wood [1871]

H. G. Wells Only thoughts that can be expressed in the meanest commonplaces will ever reach the minds of the majority of the English-speaking peoples under present conditions. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

Kindness always made me ineloquent, and as I sat in his big basket chair and sniffed the delightful odour of his pipe, I expressed myself chiefly in woe-begone monosyllables and hiccoughs. The Ghost Ship by Richard Middleton

Anthony Trollope He expressed an idea that, until Ireland’s wrongs had been redressed, there ought not to be a moment devoted to any other subject, and became very violent in his expressions of this opinion. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Edgar Allan Poe There was now, evidently, no time to be lost, and Peters expressed his determination of attempting to take the vessel at all hazards, provided Augustus would lend him his aid. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe

Jimmy Foote, however, expressed himself more freely. The Red Rat’s Daughter by Guy Boothby [1899]

Algernon Blackwood They expressed themselves naturally in a million forms. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Now she was aware of an unacknowledged, pleasurable, incredulous emotion, expressed by a faint blush. To-morrow by Joseph Conrad [1902]

Virginia Woolf When Pusey became a Fellow of Oriel, ‘The bells of the parish church at Pusey expressed the satisfaction of his father and family. Three Guineas by Virginia Woolf [1938]

Samuel Johnson He showed them that zeal and purity might be expressed and enforced by polished diction. Lives of the Poets by Samuel Johnson

Bronislaw Malinowski In short the modes of obtaining wives enforced and expressed of themselves a good deal of the validity of marriage. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

Beneath his ample forehead, on which seemed to shine the reflection of a lamp, there were brown, gold-spangled eyes which expressed their owner’s meaning as clearly as his speech. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

E. F. Benson He expressed all this compendiously by moaning “Oh, God!” He struggled to a sitting position, and lit a match at which he kindled his candle. Miss Mapp by E. F. Benson [1922]

Jules Verne Preserved meat, ale, brandy — all were in abundance; consequently, as the men expressed it, they were in this respect “all right. Off on a Comet by Jules Verne [1877]

He expressed his satisfaction, therefore, at the intelligence, assuring the Inca, that, come as he would, he would be received by him as a friend and brother. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Andrew Lang Fifty years ago, M. Brunet expressed his contempt for the designs of Boucher; now they are at the top of the fashion. The Library by Andrew Lang

Henry James He expressed the respectful hope that she was better and she replied that she was perfectly well — he would please tell her ladyship when she came in. A London Life by Henry James [1888]

Jules Verne Almost directly afterwards a slight sound was heard, like champagne escaping from a bottle — a sound commonly expressed by the word “puff. The Underground City by Jules Verne [1877]

Elizabeth Gaskell She suspected him of having instigated that clause in her husband’s will, by which the Marquis expressed his wish for the marriage of the cousins. My Lady Ludlow by Elizabeth Gaskell [1858]

The next day Shirley expressed to Caroline how delighted she felt that the little party had gone off so well. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

The mother again wept copiously, while the remark, “Tom’s an ass,” expressed the emotions of the father. Typhoon by Joseph Conrad [1902]

Sir Walter Scott But the same confused sensation was accompanied by a burning thirst, and he expressed his wish to drink. Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Jules Verne On learning what had passed, and the circumstances of his discovery, he expressed his thanks by gestures, and the Doctor was too wise to let him know how brief his respite from death would prove. The Field of Ice by Jules Verne

Henry James I expressed the promptest credence, and she went on. Four Meetings by Henry James [1877]

Henry James Mme. de Brecourt protested that she had reserved her independence of judgement, and he answered that if she thought Miss Dosson repulsive he might have expressed it in another way. The Reverberator by Henry James [1888]

Anthony Trollope It may be presumed that Mr. Jones would not thus have expressed himself unless his friend Augustus Scarborough had dropped certain words in conversation in regard to Harry to the same effect. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

H. G. Wells He expressed anxiety for the fate of the landlady of the Potwell Inn and her grandchild, and led the way with enhanced alacrity along the lane to that establishment. The History of Mr. Polly by H. G. Wells [1910]

Wilkie Collins She had laid her head on the pillow with the same reckless resolution to submit to the coming trial which had already expressed itself in words when she and Mrs. Wragge met by accident on the stairs. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Rudyard Kipling He expressed his gratitude before all the field and Mr. Sidney, at Mr. Sidney’s farm-house door. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

Isabella Bird Deep thankfulness was expressed by many at such an unlooked-for termination of the night’s terrors and adventures; many the resolutions expressed not to trust the sea again. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

Wilkie Collins She rose, and spoke to Emily with a mingling of sorrow and confusion strikingly expressed on her face. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

This was as much as the young detective could expect, and having expressed his thanks, he took his leave in anything but a discontented frame of mind. Initials Only by Anna Katharine Green

Walter Scott I had no idea what an effect the name would produce on the mind of my right honourable father, but his letter sufficiently expressed it. Saint Ronan’s Well by Walter Scott [1824]

Henry James This hospitable young lady had espied an acquaintance on the other side of the house, and had expressed her displeasure at his not having the civility to come and pay her a visit. The American by Henry James [1877]

It expressed itself enigmatically; it was circumlocutory, sad, and mysterious. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

George Gissing For two or three minutes Nancy stood alone, watching the patient little grey beasts, whose pendent ears, with many a turn and twitch, expressed their joy in the feast of thistles. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

He expressed sentiments hateful to his hearers in such a way that they might dislike the speech, but could not despise the speaker. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore