Phrases with "extension"

George Meredith Her parting was friendly—the form of it consisting of a nod, an extension of the hand, and a kind word or two. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

John Locke If we would inquire further into their nature, causes, and manner, we perceive not the nature of extension clearer than we do of thinking. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

There had to be an extension of that incident in the lounge. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

Bronislaw Malinowski But they do not seem to have a very large extension in the Australian aboriginal society. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

G. K. Chesterton The Pickwick Papers may be called an extension of one of his bright sketches. Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

Anthony Trollope It had been already agreed that a proposition should be made to Parliament by the Government, for an extension of the country suffrage, with some slight redistribution of seats. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

George Berkeley Every particular finite extension which may possibly be the object of our thought is an idea existing only in the mind, and consequently each part thereof must be perceived. A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge by George Berkeley [1710]

John Locke If any one ask me what this space I speak of is, I will tell him when he tells me what his extension is. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

G. K. Chesterton Oliver Twist may be called an extension of one of his gloomy ones. Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

Theodore Dreiser Robert had long had his plans perfected, not only for a thorough reorganisation of the company proper, but for an extension of the business in the direction of a combination of carriage companies. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

Olive Schreiner In the domains of art, of science, of literature, and above all in the field of politics and government, an almost infinite extension has taken place in the fields of male labour. Woman and Labour by Olive Schreiner

Henry James This was neither more nor less than the queer extension of her experience, the double life that, in the cage, she grew at last to lead. In the Cage by Henry James [1898]

In this uncertainty the Governor-General in Kiev was petitioned to grant her a fortnight’s extension of stay in her brother’s house. A Personal Record by Joseph Conrad [1912]

Henry James Peter Sherringham obtained an extension of leave, so that he might go back to his legation with a wife. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

George Meredith The extension of the period named for quitting England made it more imminent m her imagination than when it was a matter of hours. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Edmund Burke For, certainly, there are ways and modes wherein the same quantity of extension shall produce greater effects than it is found to do in others. On the Sublime and Beautiful by Edmund Burke [1757]

Francis Bacon But the compression or extension endured by more solid, dry, or more compact bodies, such as wood, stones and metals, is still less than this, and scarcely perceptible. The New Organon by Francis Bacon [1620]

She had been accustomed to suppose his mind entirely absorbed by new systems of irrigation, and model-village building, and the extension of his estate. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

I remember well the intense suspense in which she and I awaited the answer from Bartram–Haugh to kind Cousin Monica’s application for an extension of our leave of absence. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

The family had become in effect an extension of the Thought Police. It was a device by means of which everyone could be surrounded night and day by informers who knew him intimately. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

This was followed by an extension of slavery to other captives and inferiors, besides women, and by an extension of ownership-marriage to other women than those seized from the enemy. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

Henry Handel Richardson And again he discerned a phantom self, this time a humble supplicant for an extension of term, brought up short against Ocock’s stony visage, flouted by his cocksy clerk. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

If he had run the false scent for a few yards only it would not matter: in a chase prolonged to something like “Hartleap Well” extension there is less excuse for his not finding it out. The English Novel by George Saintsbury [1913]

Isabella Bird It is only an extension of the Highland breakfast; fish of several sorts, meat, eggs, and potatoes, buckwheat fritters and Johnny cake, being served with the tea and coffee. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

Ah, it would not be so very difficult for a man to gain the street from that spot in a dark night, for the roof of the newly-erected extension was almost on a level with the window. A Strange Disappearance by Anna Katharine Green

Rudyard Kipling Some dozen infants with clenched fists and earnest legs were swinging through the extension movements which that tune calls for. Traffics and Discoveries by Rudyard Kipling [1904]

It was virtually impossible for him to marry, and even after the extension of the franchise he lacked the right to vote. Democracy in the British Army by George Orwell [1939]

Edward Bellamy No, Mr. West, I am sure on reflection you will perceive that it was in your age, not in ours, that the extension of the functions of governments was extraordinary. Looking Backward From 2000 to 1887 by Edward Bellamy

Olaf Stapledon It was but an extension of the new temper and tradition of personal relations which had resulted in the slight but general increase in the will for the light. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

H. G. Wells But it was not inharmonious with her Philip. It was an extension of him, the wider Philip. It was at once a little strange and more intimate. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

John Stuart Mill Every extension of education promotes it, because education brings people under common influences, and gives them access to the general stock of facts and sentiments. On Liberty by John Stuart Mill [1859]

For time was the same thing as space, or rather duration was a method of extension — that was elementary. Many Dimensions by Charles Williams [1931]

Thomas Carlyle What is extremely important too, you could try this method with safety; extension of the suffrage you cannot so try. Latter-Day Pamphlets by Thomas Carlyle

We could not meet the extension otherwise than by “refusing” our right flank and letting him inclose us; which but for gallant Gordon Granger he would inevitably have done. A Little of Chickamauga by Ambrose Bierce [1898]

Arthur Conan Doyle The landing caused an extension of operations — and here we are, with the country upon our hands. The Tragedy of the Korosko by Arthur Conan Doyle [1898]

Gertrude Stein It does show it, it shows the extension of the resemblance and the unification of the differentiation and the extension of the interval and the inhibition of the retention of acceleration. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

John Donne Heaven itself is but an extension of the same joy; and an extension of this mercy, to proceed at thy leisure, in the way of restitution, is a manifestation of heaven to me here upon earth. Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions and severall steps in my Sicknes by John Donne

Jack London Likewise he was made dizzy by this abrupt and tremendous extension of space. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

He was much in demand as a lecturer, and the following year accepted an invitation to give a series of extension lectures in Western Australia. This photograph of Soddy was taken the same year. The Bragg Family in Adelaide by John Jenkin

Charles Kingsley Sufficient, if each succeeding teacher shall leave something more taught, some fresh extension of the range of knowledge which is thought fit for his scholars. On Literature--English by Charles Kingsley

The extension of their tour as far as Naples, the purchase of certain bronzes and cameos, and the date of their return to England, were all dependent upon it. The Tragedy in the Palazzo Bardello by Amelia B. Edwards

So far as extension went it was, I fancy, very like the world I know now at forty-two; I had practically all the mountains and seas, boundaries and races, products and possibilities that I have now. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

T. E. Lawrence Colonel Bremond called to felicitate me on the capture of Wejh, saying that it confirmed his belief in my military talent and encouraged him to expect my help in an extension of our success. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Walter Crane Ceiling Decoration Ceiling decoration, again, presents problems of extension in designing, and the large flat plaster ceilings of modern rooms are by no means easy to deal with satisfactorily. Line and Form by Walter Crane [1900]

John Locke Now, whether the minds of men have naturally imprinted on them the ideas of extension and number, I leave to be considered by these who are the patrons of innate principles. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

Jack London The extension of time was equally remarkable. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

John Locke For thus he that would discourse of things, as they agreed in the complex idea of extension and solidity, needed but use the word body to denote all such. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

Thomas Hardy She concealed the pleasure this extension of time gave her; and Marchmill went off the next morning alone. Wessex Tales by Thomas Hardy [1888]

John Locke That body and extension in common use, stand for two distinct ideas, is plain to any one that will but reflect a little. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

John Locke Every part of duration is duration too; and every part of extension is extension, both of them capable of addition or division in infinitum. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

John Locke All the parts of extension are extension, and all the parts of duration are duration. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

And notice that when I suggest abstract words I am only suggesting an extension of our present practice. New Words by George Orwell

Benjamin Disraeli This seems to me an inevitable consequence; but I admit this proposition on the clear understanding that such an extension should be established on a fair, and not a factious, basis. The Spirit of Whiggism by Benjamin Disraeli

George Berkeley The extension therefore which exists without the mind is neither great nor small, the motion neither swift nor slow, that is, they are nothing at all. A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge by George Berkeley [1710]

John Locke For he knows his own idea of extension clearly and distinctly, and knows that it is what it is, and not another idea, though it be called by these three names — extension, body, space. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

Algernon Blackwood An extension of consciousness, perhaps a touch of cosmic consciousness, was on the way. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

In May 1899 WHB gave a ‘Wireless demonstration‘ to the Astronomical Society, and in Septem-ber a course of extension lectures on ‘Wireless Telegraphy‘ to overflow audiences. The Bragg Family in Adelaide by John Jenkin

H. G. Wells He treated the advancement and extension of science as inevitable. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

Blaise Pascal Now, by their definition, they have no other parts; therefore they have no separate parts; therefore they are not an extension by the definition of extension which involves the separation of parts. Of the Geometrical Spirit by Blaise Pascal

Now motion, figure, extension and solidity cannot form a thought, and consequently the soul cannot be matter. Letters on England by Voltaire [1734]

Edgar Allan Poe The roof of the northern wing was merely an extension of a portion of the main roof. Tales of Natural Beauty by Edgar Allan Poe

Blaise Pascal It suffices to say to minds clear on this matter that two negations of extension cannot make an extension. Of the Geometrical Spirit by Blaise Pascal

H. G. Wells They did not know his name nor what he was, but it seemed he taught, and Miss Winchelsea had a shrewd idea he was an extension lecturer. Twelve Stories and a Dream by H. G. Wells [1903]

We see this in the recent extension over parts of the United States of one species of swallow having caused the decrease of another species. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

Andrew Lang Thus among the kinds of belief which served in the development of Polytheism, was Fetishism, itself an adaptation and extension of the idea of separable souls. The Making of Religion by Andrew Lang

Anthony Trollope He had not even then made up his mind;—but he thought that he might get an extension of the time allowed him for decision. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Arthur Conan Doyle The light was diffused and was clearly an extension of that fluor system which was already engaging the attention of our European engineers when the filament and lamp were dispensed with. The Maracot Deep by Arthur Conan Doyle [1929]

John Locke Any bounds made with body, even adamantine walls, are so far from putting a stop to the mind in its further progress in space and extension that it rather facilitates and enlarges it. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

Anthony Trollope But with such extension of area there came, of course, necessity of extended expenditure, and so the fashion of subscription lists arose. Hunting Sketches by Anthony Trollope

No contraction or extension of the muscles, no trace of conflict could be perceived; it seemed evident that they had been taken unawares, the more so as their faces expressed the most intense terror. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

George Berkeley Without extension solidity cannot be conceived; since therefore it has been shewn that extension exists not in an unthinking substance, the same must also be true of solidity. A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge by George Berkeley [1710]

He wrote to the king to ask for an extension of his leave of absence. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

Algernon Blackwood This extension of consciousness, its seeds already in his nature, he had trained and developed to a point where he could almost rely upon auto-suggestion bringing about quickly the desired conditions. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

George Berkeley But I desire any one to reflect and try whether he can, by any abstraction of thought, conceive the extension and motion of a body without all other sensible qualities. A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge by George Berkeley [1710]

Arthur Conan Doyle It is an extension of the experiment of the Williamson Brothers at Nassau, with which no doubt you are familiar. The Maracot Deep by Arthur Conan Doyle [1929]

Theodore Dreiser So Carrie was ready for any extension of the friendship which might follow. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Theodore Dreiser They had gone with several friends — bankers — to look at a proposed route of extension of a local steam-railroad, on which a loan was desired. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Henry James When, however, Lord Warburton, who not only did correspond with it, but gave an extension to the term, appealed to her approval, she found herself still unsatisfied. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

I happen particularly to remember it because I was calling there myself about an application the proprietor was making for extension of his licence. The Dark Highway by Arthur Gask [1928]

Uncommon extension of the fear of death. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

Theodore Dreiser To come into council at this time and ask for a twenty-year extension of franchises not destined to expire for seven years was too much. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

F. Scott Fitzgerald It was not the first time he had broken bounds, though the last attempt had ended in disaster and an extension of his confinement. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

H. G. Wells Yes?” “M’m,” said Stella. “We agree further that the rough shape things must take now is a steady disastrous extension of the war, world bankruptcy, world exhaustion. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

Anthony Trollope I’ve applied for extension of leave, and told them why. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

Mayhap thou hadst better give an extension of his debt. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood. by Written and illustrated by Howard Pyle

Henry David Thoreau But, adjacent to a forest of pines, if you prevent other crops from growing there, you will surely have an extension of your pine forest, provided the soil is suitable. The Succession of Forest Trees by Henry David Thoreau

Does not this case of extension now put us on the track of truth in the case of other qualities? It does; and I am surprised that the facts should not have been noticed long ago. Essays in Radical Empiricism by William James

Thomas Hardy This extension of power can almost be believed in at such moments. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

George Berkeley He whose understanding is possessed with the doctrine of abstract general ideas may be persuaded that (whatever be thought of the ideas of sense) extension in abstract is infinitely divisible. A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge by George Berkeley [1710]

John Locke Let us then in discourse put extension for body, and when we would say that body moves, let us say that extension moves, and see how ill it will look. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

Edgar Allan Poe The effect of this originality of combination is aided by other unusual and some altogether novel effects, arising from an extension of the application of the principles of rhyme and alliteration. The Philosophy of Composition by Edgar Allan Poe [1846]

Algernon Blackwood There has been an extension of consciousness. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Thomas Carlyle From extension of the suffrage, till it became a universal counting of heads, one sees not in the least what wisdom could be extracted. Latter-Day Pamphlets by Thomas Carlyle

George Gissing The men must be paid on a just scheme, and the margin of profit that remains, all that we can spare from the extension of the works, shall be devoted to the Socialist propaganda. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

George Meredith And before daybreak our disease was hanging on to us again, with the extension of a tail. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Thomas Carlyle From extension of the suffrage, some think, you might get quite other than good. Latter-Day Pamphlets by Thomas Carlyle

Edith Wharton He was not a man who concerned himself with literature, and they had been to him, at first, simply the extension of her brilliant talk, later the dreaded vehicle of a tragic importunity. The Touchstone by Edith Wharton [1900]

John Locke For what am I the better informed in the nature of extension, when I am told that extension is to have parts that are extended, exterior to parts that are extended, i. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

Anthony Trollope The breadth of the island does not much exceed two miles, and therefore the city is long, and not capable of extension in point of breadth. North America by Anthony Trollope

H. G. Wells Every extension of the range of the neuro-sensitive apparatus brought with it its reference to sex. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

G. K. Chesterton The real democratic unrest at this moment is not an extension of the representative process, but rather a revolt against it. A Miscellany of Men by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

George Eliot Till they can show there’s something they love better than swilling themselves with ale, extension of the suffrage can never mean anything for them but extension of boozing. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

H. G. Wells One is so accustomed, I suppose, to regard machinery as an extension of human personality that the extent of its autonomy the Change displayed came as a shock to me. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

H. G. Wells It would be alive and growing and changing continually under revision, extension and replacement from the original thinkers in the world everywhere. World Brain by H. G. Wells [1938]

John Locke The definition of extension explains it not. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

Thomas Paine But, perhaps, there is something in the extent of countries, which, among the generality of people, insensibly communicates extension of the mind. The American Crisis by Thomas Paine

George Berkeley Thus, the same extension is one, or three, or thirty-six, according as the mind considers it with reference to a yard, a foot, or an inch. A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge by George Berkeley [1710]

John Locke I must confess, for my part, I have no clear distinct ideas of the different bulk or extension of those bodies, having but a very obscure one of either of them. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

Ralph Waldo Emerson The commerce of rivers, the commerce of railroads, and who knows but the commerce of air-balloons, must add an American extension to the pond-hole of admiralty. The Conduct of Life by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1860]

Notably, in the matter of divisibility, since that which has no extension cannot be divisible, it seemed that the chose pensante, the soul, must be an indivisible entity. Hume by Thomas Henry Huxley [1879]

F. Scott Fitzgerald I kept arguing with him that he was not really pushing out the extension of the human range — it was too arbitrary. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Francis Bacon Again, to test the extension as well as compression of which air was susceptible, I had recourse to the following device. The New Organon by Francis Bacon [1620]

Jack London And yet, so unthinkably enormous was the extension of time to me, that in the course of that fifth of a second I had been away star-roving for long ages. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

Edward Bellamy Finally I said, “The idea of such an extension of the functions of government is, to say the least, rather overwhelming. Looking Backward From 2000 to 1887 by Edward Bellamy

Edith Wharton The feeling grew as we neared the house and I found how inextricably his wife was interwoven with my remembrance of the place: how the whole scene was but an extension of that vivid presence. Crucial Instances by Edith Wharton [1901]

George Meredith These, when the borrowers were defaulters in their payments and pleaded for an extension of time, inspired him with sentiments of grandeur that the solid property could not impart. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

There is another reason, to which I have already adverted, and which I would reiterate, why any extension of the time devoted to ordinary schoolwork is undesirable. Science and Education by Thomas Henry Huxley

G. K. Chesterton There was so much of this nightmare sense of extension and expansion that he was strangely surprised to come to his desert island so soon. The Man Who Knew Too Much by G. K. Chesterton

They had heard you were a rich man, and the sight of that ladder running up the side of the new extension was too much for them. A Strange Disappearance by Anna Katharine Green

Theodore Dreiser There were impending more complications rent day, and more extension of the credit system in the neighbourhood. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

G. K. Chesterton They had all that forgetfulness of history that goes everywhere with the extension of education. The Man Who Knew Too Much by G. K. Chesterton

Willa Cather The opposition had been so formidable that when it came time for his third year away, the Professor had not dared ask for it, but had taken an extension of his summer vacation instead. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather [1925]

Charlotte Perkins Gilman One of the articles was on an extension of municipal service, and involved so much comment on preceding steps that I found it most enlightening. Moving the Mountain by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1911]

John Locke If, therefore, they mean by body and extension the same that other people do, viz. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

Sinclair Lewis Its president is the best money-raiser and the best after-dinner speaker in the United States; and Winnemac was the first school in the world to conduct its extension courses by radio. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

Jean-Jacques Rousseau Every extension of the social tie means its relaxation; and, generally speaking, a small State is stronger in proportion than a great one. The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

And so it is blunderingly and wastefully, destroying with the making, that any extension of social organisation is at present achieved. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]