Phrases with "expressed"

Arthur Morrison Dorrington expressed much interest in the subject of bicycling, and, seeing that Stedman had been a racing man, particularly as to bicycling races. The Dorrington Deed-Box by Arthur Morrison

Wilkie Collins His opinion of the sitting was openly expressed in one emphatic word — “Humbug!” No contribution dropped from his hand as he passed the money-box on his way out. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Wilkie Collins Sympathy with Stella was undisguisedly expressed to him in the honest blue eyes of Stella’s faithful friend. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

Anne Bronte Mrs. Huntingdon expressed herself glad to see Milicent once more, and pleased to behold her so happy and well. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte [1848]

Virginia Woolf His natural instinct to divide his thoughts carefully into two different classes before he expressed them to her prevailed. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

Henry James She had a great deal of conversation, Longueville speedily learned, and she expressed herself with extreme frankness and decision. Confidence by Henry James [1879]

Anthony Trollope In two days it was understood that his death might be hourly expected, but on the third it was thought that he might “pull through,” as his younger son filially expressed himself. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Ann Radcliffe Looking at La Luc, she perceived a tear stealing down his cheek, while the elevation of his mind was strongly expressed on his countenance. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

George Borrow He replied in the same idiom, and, flattered by the interest which I, a foreigner, expressed for his nation, was not slow in communicating to me his history. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

Henry Fielding He expressed so much concern and confusion on this occasion, that the proprietor of the note was frightened, and resolved to lose no time in securing what he could. The History of the Life of the Late Mr. Jonathan Wild The Great by Henry Fielding

She appeared about 50 years old; her face, full and high-coloured, expressed repose and gravity, softened by the sweetness of her blue eyes and charming smile. The Daughter of the Commandant by Aleksandr Pushkin

Wilkie Collins She expressed no surprise at seeing strangers by her bedside: her mind wandered. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Ivan Turgenev Sophia was no less ill at ease; she obviously forced herself to address me, but her eyes avoided mine as mine did hers, and every movement she made, her whole being, expressed constraint, mingled . The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other stories by Ivan Turgenev

Every concept that can ever be needed, will be expressed by exactly one word, with its meaning rigidly defined and all its subsidiary meanings rubbed out and forgotten. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

John Galsworthy The whole place seemed to him, as he would have expressed it, pokey; there was a certain — he could not tell exactly what — air of shabbiness, or rather of making two ends meet, about everything. The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

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]

He expressed his gratitude to his preserver with tearful fervour, and stated that he had already sent for a relation who would make arrangements for his future safety and mode of life. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

Gertrude Stein The change is mercenary that settles whitening the coloring and serving dishes where there is metal and making yellow any yellow every color in a shade which is expressed in a tray. Tender Buttons by Gertrude Stein [1914]

Isabella Bird Another Khan who was thrown into prison and irons by the Zil-es-Sultan expressed himself strongly on the subject. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

No sooner did Dee inform him of the visit he had received from the glorious Uriel, than Kelly expressed such a fervour of belief, that Dee’s heart glowed with delight. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

William Henry Bragg The amount of the scattering may be expressed in terms of the probable angle of scattering (K) in going through a given screen, and curves can be drawn, as in Fig. 17 (loc. Studies in Radioactivity by William Henry Bragg [1912]

Guy de Maupassan As I expressed my surprise, my guide said: “Oh, they often come here to chat. The Magic Couch by Guy de Maupassan

The king had expressed a wish not to walk in the park until after cards in the evening. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

Walter Scott She expressed her particular delight at seeing Miss Ashton, and appointed the hounds to be taken out for the Lord Keeper’s special amusement. The Bride of Lammermoor by Walter Scott [1819]

George Meredith The signora Laura has not expressed her opinion on this subject with any reserve, but to Violetta belongs the merit of having seen it without waiting for the signs. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

They expressed no regret, no farewell, but rather a greeting to the new world whither the deceased had preceded the living. The Coming Race by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1871]

Benjamin Disraeli His father had expressed in his will that his son should be educated at the University of Oxford, and at the same college of which he had been a member. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

Master Arthur was decidedly given to noise and rebellion, and was already, as Wilson expressed it, “sturdy upon his pins. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Wilkie Collins The next morning, I received a note from the Baroness, expressed in these terms: “More news! My rooms look out on the wing of the palace in which the Doctor is lodged. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

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

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

Anatole France His air, his attitude, expressed the simplicity of motive which had formerly pleased Therese. His face, naturally harsh, darkened by sunburn, somewhat hollowed, but calm, expressed profound suffering. The Red Lily by Anatole France [1894]

Edith Wharton Though his popularity was of the quiet kind, felt rather than actively expressed among his friends, she had never mistaken his inconspicuousness for obscurity. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

Henry James She expressed the highest admiration of her new friend; she said it took her a little while to see into her, but now that she did, well, she was perfectly splendid. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

William Makepeace Thackeray Did one ever hear the like sentiments expressed in France? Shade of Napoleon, we insult you by asking the question. George Cruikshank by William Makepeace Thackeray [1840]

Bronislaw Malinowski The idea of the individuality of marriage was also quite clear to the aboriginal mind and expressed itself in many of the facts connected with the marriage contract. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

Wellington was not given to extravagant words, but on many occasions he expressed himself in the warmest terms about Napier’s talents and services. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

Arthur Conan Doyle Without a moment’s hesitation or thought he expressed his conviction that the compound was cacodyl. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Elizabeth Von Arnim He had met her before dinner alone for a moment in the drawing-room, and had expressed in appropriate language his sense of her kindness in wishing him to join her party, and she had been retiring. The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1922]

Guy de Maupassan He was often well-bred, and, out of politeness, expressed sympathy with France and repugnance at being compelled to take part in the war. Boule de Suif by Guy de Maupassan

Anthony Trollope Though nobody had expressed to Florence at Stratton any fear of Harry Clavering’s perfidy, that young lady was not altogether easy in her mind. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

We expressed our doubt of the man’s knowing so unerringly that the horse meant them to dig through the mosque. Familiar Spanish Travels by William Dean Howells

As we sat over our vermouths he glorified the Company’s business, and by and by I expressed casually my surprise at him not going out there. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad [1899]

Florence Dixie He was the bearer of despatches to Sir Colin Campbell, but the enemy had got at him, and ‘ done for him,’ as he expressed it. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

Jules Verne It seemed to him that Van Tricasse expressed himself with a certain volubility, which was by no means common with him. Doctor Ox’s Experiment by Jules Verne [1874]

Virginia Woolf Then the vision disappeared, and Ralph expressed vehemently in his turn the conviction that he only loved her shadow and cared nothing for her reality. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

Charles Dickens The excitement it produced was not of a pleasurable kind, for her manner at such times expressed the keenest anxiety and dread; but it never faded in the least degree. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

What his face expressed chiefly was a bland and beneficent caution. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

Ivan Turgenev His face, though preoccupied, expressed at the same time keen self-confidence and determination. The Torrents of Spring by Ivan Turgenev [1872]

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]

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]

Leslie Stephen In any case, the work, however darkened by personal feeling or love of class-privilege, expressed as hearty a hatred of oppression as ever animated a human being. Swift by Leslie Stephen [1882]

Anthony Trollope And he, Lord Castlewell, had so expressed himself only to the woman who was about to be his wife. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Walter Scott She expressed her gratitude with so much singleness of heart, that he was induced to ask her whether she wanted the pecuniary means of prosecuting her journey. The Heart of Mid-Lothian by Walter Scott [1818]

When last seen by his friends, as I shall prove, he was proceeding to a definite destination with the expressed intention of returning for purposes of his own appointing. The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman [1911]

Richard Burton Whilst we were eating, a Badawi woman passed close by the tent, leading a flock of sheep and goats, seeing which I expressed a desire to drink milk. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

M. P. Shiel I found myself liking, admiring, him—so much, that when he expressed a wish to feel what flight is like, I immediately offered to take him into the air, he to come to-morrow to the aerodrome. Children of the Wind by M. P. Shiel [1923]

Ethel expressed a wish to visit Eton. In talking of the past, Lord Lodore had never adverted to any events except those which had occurred during his boyish days. Lodore by Mary Shelley

Henry James These spectators were now agitated by a unanimous impulse: the pushing-back of chairs, the shuffle of feet, the rustle of garments and the deepening murmur of voices sufficiently expressed it. Lady Barbarina by Henry James [1884]

Theodore Dreiser The old definition: “Money: something everybody else has and I must get,” would have expressed her understanding of it thoroughly. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Wilkie Collins To that hatred and distrust — which had expressed itself in various ways in the Asylum — the anonymous letter, written after her escape, was plainly attributable. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Benjamin Disraeli It was painful to witness the agitation of the Prince, and Vivian felt it necessary to make some observations, which, from his manner, expressed more than they meant. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

Bronislaw Malinowski They exist in virtue of the law of derivation, which is expressed by the perpetuation of the species through the marriage relations. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

Anthony Trollope But at the same time there came a message from Mr Mahogany Topps. It was now half-past two, and Mr Topps expressed a hope that Major Tifto would not draw the country on the present occasion. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

Arnold Bennett As she had expressed herself many times to inquirers, “He’s never been what you may call ill. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Wilkie Collins Her first words when I saw her expressed her surprise at the absence of the expected summons to attend Sir Percival in the library. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Henry Fielding My triumph on this conquest is not to be expressed any more than my delight in the person to whom I chiefly owed it. Amelia by Henry Fielding

Abraham Merri What I had told him of the ritual of Khalk’ru was nothing but the second law of thermo-dynamics expressed in terms of anthropomorphism. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

Victor Hugo A singular state of human uneasiness can be expressed by the words: Let us see what will happen. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Nathaniel Hawthorne He now, with the air of one who was entitled to judge in these matters, expressed his opinion of the performance. Fanshawe by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1826]

H. G. Wells The lime-burner — his exact phrases need not concern us — expressed his superior interest in hens. The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth by H. G. Wells [1904]

He did not go home, but spent most of the day shining round, as he would have expressed it, and trying to see if he could raise the money. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

George Gissing He held it very lightly, looking at her with his blue eyes, which indeed expressed a profound melancholy. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

Anthony Trollope Hunter was left to watch the door of the court, because he was well acquainted with Lax, and because should Lax come across Hunter, “God help Mr. Lax!” as Clayton expressed himself. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

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]

George Meredith Lord Brailstone, spokesman of the welcoming party, expressed comic regrets that they had not an interpreter with them. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

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

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]

George Meredith Anna, though she saw her concealment pierced, could not voluntarily forego her brother’s expressed admiration of her, and clung to the tatters of secresy. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Henry Handel Richardson But it was only after he had finished Problematische naturen, and had expressed himself with due enthusiasm, that Johanna began to thaw a little. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

H.P. Lovecraft Members of the Weeden family, notified of the happening, expressed their astonishment and regret; and were wholly unable to think of any enemy who would care to violate the grave of their ancestor. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H.P. Lovecraft [1927]

Jane Austen He expressed no regret for what he had done which satisfied her; his style was not penitent, but haughty. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen [1813]

This at all events was how her attitude expressed itself practically; and the upshot was that Miss Anderson lost them. The hesitation of Miss Anderson by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1903]

Bronislaw Malinowski A certain communism of living is expressed also by the common cooking,475 although each family has its basket in which it cooks food. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

H. Rider Haggard Sir John expressed no surprise; he was a very old bird was Sir John, one for whom every net was spread in vain, whether in or out of his sight. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

He had a great love for mademoiselle, and it grieved him unutterably to see her “shouldering arms on the left,” as he expressed it in the kitchen. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

Anthony Trollope It was the first year in which she had not written, and she expressed to me her delight that her labours should be at an end, and that mine should be beginning in the same field. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Accordingly he expressed his pleasure at the arrangement, and when they had descended the gangway they took their places in the boat together. The Red Rat’s Daughter by Guy Boothby [1899]

Anthony Trollope I expressed my opinion strongly, and he explained his reasons. Cousin Henry by Anthony Trollope [1879]

It was good to remember that Mrs. Boringdon and Lucy had both expressed a strong desire to leave early. Barbara Rebell by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1905]

Helen Zimmern He expressed himself as having been dying with impatience to be introduced to her. Maria Edgeworth by Helen Zimmern

Wilkie Collins His face, so quiet and composed at other times, expressed doubt and uneasiness now. The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins [1857]

Henry James I daresay they’ve expressed it all to each other simply in the language of kisses. The Beldonald Holbein by Henry James [1901]

George Gissing All he could do was to write a very brief note, in which he expressed a hope of seeing her very soon. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

Henry James It expressed an indifference to what it might interest him to think about her to-day, and even a contempt for it, which brought tears to his eyes. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

Henry James It seemed to him that Paris expressed herself, and did it in the grand style, while London remained vague and blurred, inarticulate, blunt and dim. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

Anthony Trollope He had been driven over from Cambridge in a hired gig, which was now standing in the yard, and was dressed, as Darvell expressed it, ‘quite accordingly and genteel. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope I do not know that Washington ever took much action in the matter, but his expressed opinion is on record. North America by Anthony Trollope

She expressed a positive horror of him at their first acquaintance; and yet, I believe, she would, a few months later, have died rather than not have married him. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

George Meredith In such cases a young man always follows; as her womanly instinct must have told her, for she expressed no surprise when she heard his voice two minutes after. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

E. F. Benson In fact, so far from being crushed, adverse criticism only caused her to take the gloomiest views of the character of those who expressed it. Charlotte Bronte by E. F. Benson [1932]

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

Arthur Conan Doyle I have already expressed my anticipation that something of the sort might exist upon this plateau. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

Louis Pasteur In these experiments we employed the following weights of yeast, expressed in grammes (1 gramme=15. The physiological theory of fermentation by Louis Pasteur

Guy de Maupassant Some expressed their contempt with “Pouah!” for the loves of common people did not interest them. Lasting Love by Guy de Maupassant [1882]

Arnold Bennett Rose Bennion calmly wrote to say that she had decided not to come to St. Luke’s Square. She expressed regret for any inconvenience which might possibly be caused; she was polite. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Jerry’s Gazette (if there is such a thing still in existence) may be, as Mr. Gavity expressed it to us then, the “blessedest of institutions to him and commercial men. “Jerry’s Gazette.” by Ellen Wood [1869]

G. K. Chesterton And he often expressed them right, even when he expressed himself wrong. The Victorian Age in Literature by G. K. Chesterton [1913]

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]

Although barking is a new art, no doubt the wild parent-species of the dog expressed their feelings by cries of various kinds. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Gaston Leroux I expressed some doubt on this, reminding him of his disappearance in the gallery, and suggested that the same phenomenon might occur again. Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux [1907]

The wife of a nobleman in Livonia expressed her doubts to one of her slaves whether it were possible for man or woman thus to change shape. The Book of Were-Wolves by S. Baring-Gould [1865]

Wilkie Collins Even the cabman, drawing up at the entrance to the street, expressed his opinion that it was a queer sort of place for a young lady to venture into alone. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

His eyes, protruding out of his round pale face, expressed perpetual surprise and wonder. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

When stirring events were taking place, no one was more full of ardour, and when he came under such a general as Sir John Moore he expressed himself in a very different tone. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

At court, the queen expressed herself in favour of it, and nothing else was to be heard of in society. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Ann Radcliffe One evening, during vespers, the bell of the convent was suddenly rang out; the Abate, whose countenance expressed at once astonishment and displeasure, suspended the service, and quitted the altar. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

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

The old man expressed a willingness to take the child. A Description of Millenium Hall and the Country Adjacent by Sarah Sco

Sir Walter Scott But while he expressed to Burley his acquiescence in the vote which had named him a leader among the insurgents, and a member of their council of war, it was not without a qualification. Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

The Baron declared that it gave him sincere pain; and He expressed himself in my favour so warmly, that I endeavoured to win him over to my interest. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

Janet Carey proved herself equal to her work: although Mrs. Knox, judging by her young look and gentle manners, had been struck by a doubt of her capacity, and politely expressed it aloud. Janet Carey by Ellen Wood [1873]

Guy de Maupassan As he expressed his gratitude to her in a glance, she divined it, and he thought he could feel her thanks in the rustle of her robe. Strong as Death by Guy de Maupassan

Anthony Trollope Mr. Greenwood, the late chaplain, had, during his last interview with the Marquis, expressed some noble sentiments. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

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]

Anthony Trollope He expressed his belief that Mr Kennedy would abstain from making any public statement, but suggested that if any were made the answering of it should be left to the family lawyer. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Henry Handel Richardson Her eagerness, which was expressed in a slight unsteadiness of nostril and lip, would have had something childish in it, had it not been for her eyes. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

When the woman customer had gone out, Larose expressed his interest in a pair of small silver candlesticks, the price of which Mangan said was eighteen guineas. The Vaults of Blackarden Castle by Arthur Gask [1950]

Anthony Trollope There was, therefore, something more of interest in the conversation to each of them than was quite expressed in the words spoken. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Henry James He had formerly, with a great deal of action, expressed very little; and he now expressed whatever was necessary with almost none at all. The Ambassadors by Henry James [1903]

Arthur Machen It was not cold, for the “cozy” had been put over the pot, but it was black and bitter strong, as his cousin expressed it. The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen [1907]

The lowered physiognomy of Mr Verloc expressed a sombre and weary annoyance. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

Arthur Conan Doyle She was flattered by the gentleman’s attentions, and the effect was increased by the loudly expressed admiration of her mother. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Walter Scott Nay, so exalted in heart was he upon this memorable occasion, and so much disposed to be indulgent, that, he expressed no dissatisfaction when three bagpipers struck up, “The Campbells are coming. The Heart of Mid-Lothian by Walter Scott [1818]

Arnold Bennett Mr. Peartree expressed his certitude that Edwin was “with them at heart,” and his absolute reliance upon Edwin’s sense of the responsibilities of a man in his, Edwin’s, position. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

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

He expressed much surprise and concern, saying, like the doctor, that she must have eaten something which had disagreed with her. Featherston’s Story by Ellen Wood [1889]

One can see this idea expressed everywhere in a roundabout way. New Words by George Orwell

H. G. Wells Russell, Pember Reeves and Webb and possibly Haldane and Grey had, I think, a less clearly expressed disposition in the same direction. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

H. G. Wells Prothero hesitated; the lady expressed doubts. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

But if what the French call effarement was ever expressed on a human countenance it was on this occasion, testifying to his modesty, his sensibility and his innocence. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Charles Dickens We go into the chamber at stated times to see that all is as it should be, and to take care that the light and air are not shut out, for on that point he expressed a strong solicitude. Master Humphrey’s Clock by Charles Dickens [1840]

Anthony Trollope Yet when Mrs Askerton had told her that he would do this thing which he had now done, she had expressed herself as almost frightened by the idea. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

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

Then she said: “Major Yeates — look here — there’s a most awful row at home!” I expressed incoherent regret, and wished to my heart that Philippa had been there to cope with the situation. Some Experiences of an Irish R.M. by Somerville and Ross [1899]

Anthony Trollope It was afterwards felt that it could only have been graceful had Sir Orlando risen and expressed his opinion that the House had heard the statement just made with perfect satisfaction. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Jane Austen After some minutes spent in this way, Miss Bertram, observing the iron gate, expressed a wish of passing through it into the park, that their views and their plans might be more comprehensive. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen [1814]

It is probable that some did then believe in evolution, but they were either silent, or expressed themselves so ambiguously that it was not easy to understand their meaning. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

What he seemed mostly concerned for was the “stride forward,” as he expressed it, in the general organization of the universe, apparently. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

George Eliot Why that should have happened to her which had not happened to other women remained an insoluble question by which she expressed her perpetual ruminating comparison of the past with the present. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

His caustic and satirical humour expressed itself in a style that astounded government departments. Eminent Victorians by Lytton Strachey

Henry James My companion got up, giving him a thin glance which I caught in its passage, and which expressed a strange commixture of resignation and fascination,—a sort of perverted exaltation. Four Meetings by Henry James [1877]

She called her friend “Captain Markham,” expressed infinite pleasure at seeing him, and whispered her niece that here was an old friend of her father’s. Lodore by Mary Shelley

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

Complete resignation was expressed in every line of that childish epistle. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

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]

Percy Bysshe Shelley At such periods the calculating principle pervades all the forms of dramatic exhibition, and poetry ceases to be expressed upon them. A Defence of Poetry and other essays by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Sigmund Freud I expressed my suspicion that the box must mean something special, for this was the very first time I had seen it, although its owner had been coming to me for more than a year. Fragment of an Analysis of a Case of Hysteria by Sigmund Freud [1905]

A few minutes later, I left the house with Miss Leavenworth, she having expressed a wish to have me accompany her to the home of her friend, Mrs. Gilbert, with whom she had decided to take refuge. The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green

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]

I heard not a single really pathetic or sentimental word in California expressed by any one. Memories and Studies by William James

G. K. Chesterton In numberless and nameless ways, Tryon expressed the old traditions. The Sword of Wood by G. K. Chesterton [1928]

Sigmund Freud He expressed the opinion that so long as it was confined to one eye it was of no great significance, but that if it should extend to the other eye it would be serious. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Henry James The impression it produces, the emotions it kindles in the mind of such a visitor, are too rich and various to be expressed in the halting rhythm of prose. A Passionate Pilgrim by Henry James [1871]

W. H. Hudson I expressed sympathy and sent a kind message. El Ombú by W. H. Hudson [1902]

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

George Gissing When Waymark rose at length, he expressed his gratitude for the assistance promised. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

Walter Scott Still, however, they continued to affect a great deal of interest in the alarm which De Valence had received, and the anxiety which he expressed to discover the cause. Castle Dangerous by Walter Scott [1832]

H. G. Wells It expressed its virtuous opinions and would not back them. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Wilkie Collins She had immediately expressed her regret for having forgotten herself, and had proved the sincerity of it by a gift of half a dozen cambric handkerchiefs, presented as a peace-offering on the spot. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

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]

Anthony Trollope We have more than once expressed our belief that he was wrongly accused in the matter of Mr Bonteen’s murder. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

H.P. Lovecraft The Knight’s Head had been his headquarters, and when he was confined he expressed some vague gratitude as if for protection. Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family by H.P. Lovecraft [1920]

Gradually Mrs. Alwynn became aware of the fact that Ruth was never to be seen with a book in her hand, and she expressed fears that the latter was not keeping up her reading. Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley [1889]

Watkin Tench The length of his beard seemed to annoy him much, and he expressed eager wishes to be shaved, asking repeatedly for a razor. A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson by Watkin Tench

Mark Twain Then was it for doing the butcheries “under cover of religion”? No, that was not it; religious feeling was often expressed in that fervent way all through those old centuries. What is Man? and other essays by Mark Twain

William Hope Hodgson Had I been a child, I might have expressed some of my sensation and distress, by saying that the sky had lost its roof. The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson

Wilkie Collins When he expressed that wish, he spoke very earnestly — he gave me the impression that there was a feeling of regret associated with the recollections on which he had been dwelling. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

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]

Anthony Trollope When Ralph made some reference to the remainder of the money due, Mr. Horsball expressed himself as quite shocked at the allusion. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Arnold Bennett He expressed his feelings by seizing the ticket and throwing it into the fire. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Anthony Trollope The surgeon, with a gravity that almost indicated offence, expressed his opinion that the Marquis’s back had received an injury which—which might be—very injurious. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I was anxious to get away before any fuss was made, or I would have expressed my gratitude at the time in a more seemly fashion. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

Francis Bacon Here is expressed that which was noted by Sylla first, and after him by Tiberius. Plures adorant solem orientem quam occidentem vel meridianum. The Advancement of Learning by Francis Bacon [1605]

Her Majesty sent at once for the duke, expressed her abhorrence of the custom of duelling, and required his word of honour that he would proceed no further. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

This look was a timid entreaty, and implored secrecy far more effectually than her expressed words had done a few minutes before. Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Because, as he expressed it, he “kept no establishment there. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

George Gissing But her thought expressed itself involuntarily. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Elizabeth Gaskell And yet, such was the charm of that languid, high-bred manner, that Mr Bradshaw “cottoned” (as he expressed it to Mr Farquhar) to his new candidate at once. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

Arthur Morrison My grandfather’s first opinion was, that it was not the usual thing; which opinion he expressed with hesitation, and a curious look of the eyes that I wondered at. The Hole in the Wall by Arthur Morrison

James Joyce While he expressed these sentiments which bored us a little we kept silent. Dubliners by James Joyce

Wilkie Collins He was a mild, gentlemanlike man, looking like a foreigner, and his interest in our proceedings was not expressed in anything approaching to an offensive manner. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Wilkie Collins Besides the annoyance complained of, Mr. Luker expressed himself as being under some apprehension that robbery might be contemplated. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

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 Only he expressed it more gracefully. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

He remembered with regret how, at a similar audience in 1874, she had expressed her trust in him as a supporter of the throne; but he noted the change without surprise. Queen Victoria by Lytton Strachey

George Gissing Everything about him expressed strength and determination, power alike of body and mind. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

If it is into their thoughts you wish to look, you must see them expressed by their actions. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

Anthony Trollope Clara had simply expressed herself willing to accept Lady Aylmer’s invitation, and asked her ladyship to fix a day. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

Edith Wharton Every one now read scientific books and expressed an opinion on them. The Descent of Man and other stories by Edith Wharton [1903]