Phrases with "feel"

Then he remembered Betty. She had often made him feel that when she straightened his tie, she straightened much more. Miss Lonelyhearts by Nathanael West [1933]

It is what they think and feel that matters to me, just as much as what I think and feel. The Pool in the Desert by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1903]

George Meredith They feel the pinch in their interests and their vanity. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

He took it gently and began with some anxiety in his face to feel her pulse. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Then he went out into the lobby, and, just as I was beginning to feel happy, I heard a bolt shot home. The Amateur Cracksman by E. W. Hornung [1899]

Henry Handel Richardson He had not opened his lips since entering; he sat staring at them, forgetful of good manners; and, after a little, both began to feel ill at ease. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

His brain was too numb for the moment even to feel any resentment. The Vengeance of Larose by Arthur Gask [1939]

George Meredith I have written to my Lord. Pray help to rid me of burdens that make me feel like a robber and impostor. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

George Gissing I feel you won’t desert me; I am so powerless myself. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

Rudyard Kipling But we feel Sir Thomas might ha’ done better. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

So long as Bert Jones across the street is still at work, Alf Smith is bound to feel himself dishonoured and a failure. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell [1937]

During her midnight watchings and solitary days, she had full time to feel how deep a wound her heart had received. Lodore by Mary Shelley

George Gissing Her fear of him would not allow Emily to feel deep distress, but she was awed by the terrible evidence of what he endured. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

Anthony Trollope But to feel it, I will not say is easy; only to me; not to feel it is impossible. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope Not that she meditated any deep revenge, or was prepared to feel any strong anger. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

Willa Cather About four o’clock in the morning, however, she would begin to feel the hard slats under her, and the heaviness of the old home-made quilts, with weight but little warmth, on top of her. Obscure Destinies by Willa Cather [1932]

Edith Wharton But as Moffatt talked he began to feel as blank and blundering as the class of dramatic students before whom the great actor had analyzed his part. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

Edith Wharton The sense of unescapable isolation was all she could feel for the moment; then she began to wonder at the strangeness of its being Mr. Miles who had undertaken to perform this grim errand. Summer by Edith Wharton [1917]

Henry James I feel those things in the shade of a tone of voice. The Reverberator by Henry James [1888]

I must stick to their belief in me to feel safe and to — to” . Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

Whatever she expected she did not expect to feel his hand snatched away from her grasp as if from a burn or a contamination. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

This Jones was like a child in his vanity, and yet he had so often, in a few quiet words, made him, Larose, feel as if he were a baby in arms. The Poisoned Goblet by Arthur Gask [1935]

Sinclair Lewis Don’t seem to feel very well. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Andrew Lang The sense, as of separation, which a savage dreamer or seer would feel after a dream or vision in which he visited remote places, would satisfy him that his soul, at least, was volatile. The Making of Religion by Andrew Lang

H. G. Wells He was still in Lithuania. “To make a long story short —” “I feel you’ve hardly told me anything yet,” she said; “I want to know everything. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

Henry James The poor man’s state is almost my consolation; there are really moments when I feel it to be quite my revenge. The Figure in the Carpet by Henry James [1896]

If is this that Whitman is celebrating, though actually he does it very badly, because he is one of those writers who tell you what you ought to feel instead of making you feel it. Inside the Whale by George Orwell [1940]

I always begin to feel drowsy after it, in a very few minutes, and then want to lie down and have forty winks. The Poisoned Goblet by Arthur Gask [1935]

Willa Cather That’ll make you feel better. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Wilkie Collins Even his hardy nerves began to feel the long strain of suspicion that had been laid unremittingly on them for weeks past. Miss or Mrs? by Wilkie Collins [1871]

But was he? She could not feel quite sure; he had been known before now to convert a fit of the sulks into a useful malady; she would see for herself. Elizabeth and Essex by Lytton Strachey [1928]

Guy de Maupassan But the dew was falling, and they began to feel chilled. Une Vie (A Woman’s Life) by Guy de Maupassan

Charles Kingsley He began to feel the evils of solitude. Two Years Ago by Charles Kingsley

Wilkie Collins Here, in this prison, I feel it, calm as ever. Nine O’Clock! by Wilkie Collins [1852]

George Meredith It was eloquent with her, to the deafening of other voices in herself, even to the convincing of herself, when she was wrought by the fires within to feel elementally. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

Sinclair Lewis As he dropped his passenger he cried, “Gosh, I feel pretty good this morning!” III Epochal as starting the car was the drama of parking it before he entered his office. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

Elizabeth Gaskell But still the reader ought to have been better made to feel this preparation towards a change of mood. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

Sinclair Lewis There, quietly, without Fran’s quivers of appreciation, he began to feel at home. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

Think what a haul they would be! No; we don’t feel in immediate danger at the rectory. The Amateur Cracksman by E. W. Hornung [1899]

D. H. Lawrence Let me feel that we are together, and I don’t care about all the rest. The Captain’s Doll by D. H. Lawrence

Henry Handel Richardson Oh! now that we’re going home, I feel how dreadfully cut off from them all I have been here. The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

Edith Wharton He was our local ancestor; but it was a mark of his studied cordiality and his native tact that he never made us feel his priority. Here and Beyond by Edith Wharton [1926]

G. K. Chesterton I’m going off to work; I feel sure you believe in quiet steady work for a young man. Tales of the Long Bow by G. K. Chesterton [1925]

Arnold Bennett She liked the feel of his faithful hand, and the glance of his timid and yet bellicose eye. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

On hearing that I did not feel tired, her husband had invited me to bring my pipe and grog into the verandah, where we could chat about old times without disturbing anybody. The Phantom Stockman by Guy Boothby

Walter Scott I, too, feel that the catastrophe I have brought on must not be survived by its author. Redgauntlet by Walter Scott [1824]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu I feel as if I never should, and I think I grow more and more miserable every day. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

Elizabeth Gaskell It seems hard to lose him as a friend just when I had begun to feel his value. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

Henry James She had said at first that she couldn’t give up her mother, but she had been made to feel that there was no question of giving up. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

I feel sure there will be another ‘Mizpah’ among them. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

H. G. Wells I suppose we’ll still have paying and charging, however we manage it, but it won’t be the worry it has been — that I feel sure. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

Wilkie Collins Would you be so obliging as just to feel the state of these ropes with the ends of your fingers, sir? You can dry them afterward on the back of my jacket. The Frozen Deep by Wilkie Collins [1874]

Ford Madox Ford But when you looked at them you didn’t feel they knew so well what you were doing it for, if he might put it that way. A Man Could Stand Up by Ford Madox Ford [1926]

Anthony Trollope It was all very well for her to feel that as she was of age she could do as she pleased. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

Theodore Dreiser These feel as much as the poet, though they have not the same power of expression. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Elizabeth Gaskell Wherever I feel water heaving under a plank, there I feel at home. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

Jane Austen That was the kind action; that was the noble benevolence and generosity; that was the service which made me begin to feel how superior he was to every other being upon earth. Emma by Jane Austen [1816]

Richard Burton This explains why many men, accustomed to live under despotic governments, feel fettered and enslaved in the so-called free countries. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

When I think of — that — I feel thankful that I am alone. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Anthony Trollope I hope you feel yourself a happy man. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

Arthur Conan Doyle Your aunt and you will soon cease to feel the cold. The Tragedy of the Korosko by Arthur Conan Doyle [1898]

Arthur Conan Doyle Come home, Jack; I feel sick and tired. The Mystery of Sasassa Valley by Arthur Conan Doyle

Rudyard Kipling God be praised! Can’t yo’ feel I’m a right woman now?’ ‘Stop hugging me!’ said Nurse Blaber. ‘You don’t know your strength. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

Allowing myself no time to think or feel — swallowing tears as if they had been wine — I passed to Madame’s sitting-room to pay the necessary visit of ceremony and respect. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

What Hawthorne replied to this invitation has never been discovered, but he had seen too many such periodicals go to wreck to feel much confidence in this enterprise. The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns [1906]

H. G. Wells It makes a commander-inchief feel like a fool. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

Walter Scott I feel myself unfit to be your companion farther in the daring paths which you pursue. The Surgeon’s Daughter by Walter Scott [1827]

G. K. Chesterton In short, he fails to feel that the command of Nature (if one must use the anthropomorphic fable of Nature instead of the philosophic term God) can be enjoyed as well as obeyed. George Bernard Shaw by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

I feel that I ought to go away, and still I feel a horrible delight in remaining. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

Benjamin Disraeli And yet Lothair began to feel uneasy, and his uneasiness increased proportionately as his health improved. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

Theodore Dreiser When Cowperwood reached the jail, Jaspers was there, glad to see him but principally relieved to feel that nothing had happened to mar his own reputation as a sheriff. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

H. G. Wells It strikes at the universal human desire to feel that things are “all right. What are we to do with our lives? by H. G. Wells [1928]

Wilkie Collins Be especially on your guard, my son, if you meet with a woman who makes you feel truly sorry for her. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

A harder jolt than usual having made the unfortunate gallant groan aloud, Scapin immediately opened his attack, feigning to feel the liveliest commiseration for him. Captain Fracasse by Théophile Gautier [1863]

The refuse and the ore make a mass of weakness: taken altogether, I feel them unnatural, unhealthy, repulsive. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

Anthony Trollope You had better put aside your love for Miss Effingham. I feel assured that it will never hurt you. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Some day, if Brat had anything to do with it, Timber was going to feel very small indeed, but meanwhile let Simon have at his command every jot of that lordly assurance. Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey

Anthony Trollope Never in my life did I feel a more pleasant sensation, or turn round with more unaffected delight to return a friend’s greeting. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

E. Phillips Oppenheim I want you to feel in his coat pockets and his breast pockets. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

George Meredith They lose heaps of time before they can feel at home with ideas. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

Ford Madox Ford His lips said: ‘Bub-bub-bub-bub!’ He could not feel his hands. No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

H. G. Wells Such is the enduring force of early suggestion, my dear son, that I feel a faint twinge of shame as I set this down for your humiliated eyes. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

H. G. Wells She had long ceased to feel even the triumph of victory in her big house, her costly, dignified clothes, her assured and growing social importance. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

I knew the ramparts of the Rooirand, and let my Schimmel feel my knees in his ribs. Prester John by John Buchan

I feel as if Mr. Joseph almost pounced on my words singly, without giving the sentences time to get out of my mouth. Essays in Radical Empiricism by William James

I used to feel it like a baleful air or sigh, penetrate deep, and make motion pause at my heart, or proceed only under unspeakable oppression. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

Well, I’ll probably go easy at first anyhow, until I begin to feel my way a bit. The Jest of Life by Arthur Gask [1936]

To tell the truth, I do not come of a very strong family; and, by way of making me feel better satisfied with myself, he tells me that, unless I take care of myself, I may follow in their footsteps. The Red Rat’s Daughter by Guy Boothby [1899]

They lay on her soft flesh for the fraction of a minute, and it was as if she could feel the thrill which ran through him. The Story of Ivy by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1927]

John Galsworthy She was so quiet about her loss that sometimes he had thought she didn’t feel it much. To Let by John Galsworthy

E. Phillips Oppenheim I am dying! Nay, do not start! Do not pity me! Do not fear! I know it so well; and I feel no pang, no sorrow. To Win the Love He Sought by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1895]

George Gissing I suppose it is that which makes us feel the conversation of most women of refinement so intolerably full of hypocrisies. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

George Gissing I didn’t feel in the mood for going to a studio, Mr. Mallard.” “Yes, I was thinking of that. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

E. F. Benson Somehow, also—it was impossible not to feel this—there was the same authority not only in Cochrane’s words, but in his life. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

Then came six brilliant weeks in August and September, when Arden Court was filled with visitors, and Clarissa began to feel how onerous are the duties of a châtelaine. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

And this made Mr. Jones feel very savage; but not against the man with the moustaches. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

H. G. Wells We may not feel quite so secure as we might have felt in Harley Street twenty-five years ago, but still we feel pretty secure. Star-Begotten by H. G. Wells [1937]

When you return, if I feel inclined, and you two turtle-doves don’t object, I will join you, and we will make a tour of the world. The Mystery of a Hansom Cab by Fergus Hume

M. P. Shiel I can almost feel again, as I write, the mood of those days. The Last Miracle by M. P. Shiel [1906]

Walter Scott And gazers mark their changeful gleams, But feel no influence from their beams. The Monastery by Walter Scott [1820]

H. G. Wells After a while he began to feel singularly irritated at this, and to conceal his vexation went indoors and presently went out for a walk. The Stolen Bacillus and other incidents by H. G. Wells [1895]

Virginia Woolf But when Mark Pattison has to tell us, in the space of thirty-five little pages, about Montaigne, we feel that he had not previously assimilated M. Grün. The Common Reader by Virginia Woolf [1925]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Here he sat on a stile for a few minutes, until he began to feel himself again. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

John Galsworthy Don’t answer if you don’t want; but I feel I’ve got to ask. Swan Song by John Galsworthy

Wilkie Collins He was then at open enmity with Trudaine; and the more anxious and alarmed he could make the brother feel on the sister’s account, the better he was pleased. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

George Gissing It is a treat to me to go among them with a basket, gathering; I feel as though Nature herself showed kindness to me, in giving me such abundant food. The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft by George Gissing [1902]

But I can’t feel myself altogether a stranger as it is. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

H. G. Wells Fifty yards away Serpentine lay still, the aviator whom Barralonga had shot writhed and moaned, and Cedar sat up with blood upon his chest trying to feel his back. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

He appeared to feel a community of nature with me for the first time. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

Alfred Ainger We feel that this picture needs no additional touches. Charles Lamb by Alfred Ainger [1882]

Back in his position after a good lunch at the hotel, he soon began to feel very sleepy. The Vaults of Blackarden Castle by Arthur Gask [1950]

As we roared through the darkness I kept pinching myself to make myself feel that I was in the enemy’s land on a wild mission. Greenmantle by John Buchan

George Gissing If she could live in London, she felt it might console her to feel that she was near Wilfrid; he would not seem, as now, in a world utterly remote. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

We will build six windmills if we feel like it. Animal Farm by George Orwell [1944]

D. H. Lawrence Perhaps the thing that the dark races know: that one can still feel in India: the mystery of lordship. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

D.H. Lawrence I feel I have the honour of mechanical England in my hands. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

Verney, you will acknowledge this tie, and as my brother’s friend, I feel that I may trust you. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Jonathan Swif I feel no hurt from last night’s swimming. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

Sigmund Freud The wish now arises that I may disregard this feeling of aversion, and for that reason I feel no horror (Grauen, which also means to grow grey) in the dream. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

I reopen the piano, uncover and tune the harp, and as we have been most entirely shut up during thirteen days of heavenly weather, feel rejoiced at the prospect of getting out again. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

James Joyce What do you feel, liplove? — I feel a fine lady . Finnegans Wake by James Joyce

This letter will be delivered to you by Fenton: he will attend you back here, or bring me your negative — the seal, I feel assured, of your future misery. Lodore by Mary Shelley

Mark Twain But I warn you all that a time ’s coming when you’re going to feel sick whenever you think of this day. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Rudyard Kipling D’you understand? It’s black — quite black — and I feel as if I was falling through it all. The Light That Failed by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Remember, he almost certainly recognised Mark.” “But with us not being able to produce the hammer,” commented Stone grimly, “he’ll feel quite safe about that. Marauders by Night by Arthur Gask [1951]

I declare I begin to feel quite wicked, and as if I could fight the police myself. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

Now we might get out of it, and what a thing it would be to feel free again, and walk about in the sun without any one having the right to stop you. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

Elizabeth Gaskell The newly-admitted prisoner had but to pass the threshold of his cell, to feel himself in its toils. An Italian Institution by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

Henry James I feel a great friendship for you. Madame de Mauves by Henry James [1874]

Edgar Rice Burroughs I feel that I should be reduced to panic; but yet I am not. At the Earth’s Core by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1914]

She knew it at once, and a smile for a minute came over her pale face; such a sad sort of one it was too, as if she was wondering at herself that she could feel that pleased at anything. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

Theodore Dreiser In regard to her affair with Lynde, aside from the temporary relief and diversion it had afforded her, she was beginning to feel that she had made a serious mistake. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Henry James If he did, the place was well chosen; this hard, melancholy dell, abandoned by the summer light, made her feel her loneliness. Washington Square by Henry James [1880]

George Gissing For my part, I feel it a gain. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

George Meredith There! And it’s delicious to feel that the county wins you. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

By an accident I plumbed the folly in him — but I feel I never plumbed his wisdom. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

H. Rider Haggard You feel tired — oh, never mind that; it is necessary for people as is in an interested way to take exercise. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

D. H. Lawrence They had always made her feel so grand, almost super-human in her administrations. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

On my asking if the army was intended to fight, he replied, in short, “First to feel the way. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

Frances Hodgson Burnett She seemed to feel again the hand of Lord Coombe on her shoulder when he held her back in the darkened wood and she could hear his almost whispered words. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Edith Wharton She would never again know what it was to feel herself alone. Summer by Edith Wharton [1917]

D. H. Lawrence The women would pinch the thick, exquisite old chenille fringe, delicate and faded, curious to feel its softness. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

E. Phillips Oppenheim Slakoff is a noble character and I feel that if he has his way, this vile Secret Service, from which every one suffers so much, will become purified. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

D. H. Lawrence They were “free”— free to hear the great Pacific pounding the coast, and to feel a new soul filling their bodies. Things by D. H. Lawrence [1928]

Thomas Hardy Think how many mothers there are whose sons have brought them to public shame by real crimes before you feel so deeply a case like this. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Caroline Lamb There must be no shaking of hands, no wearing of chains, but such as I bestow, and you must write all you think and feel without reserve or fear. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

When I know and feel that such a moment or hour has been passed by you with sensations of pleasure, and that through me, I have fulfilled the purpose of my destiny. Lodore by Mary Shelley

W. H. Hudson You will be like a little bird perched on his back and he will not feel your few ounces’ weight. El Ombú by W. H. Hudson [1902]

Sinclair Lewis He thought that it was to make him feel at home that the Woolcapes told him their stories. Kingsblood Royal by Sinclair Lewis

Wilkie Collins In my experience, I have observed that people are oftener quick than not to feel a human compassion for others in distress. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

It was now eight minutes to eleven, and he began to feel rather cross and impatient. From Out the Vasty Deep by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1920]

Wilkie Collins For the moment, I was fool enough to feel puzzled; it was out of my character you will say — but remember, all men are fools when they first fall in love. A Rogue’s Life by Wilkie Collins [1879]

George Meredith Presently with something like a moan: ‘And I am her guest!’ ‘Oh! pray, do not think Mrs. Adister will ever allow you to feel the lightest shadow . Celt and Saxon by George Meredith [1910]

Sinclair Lewis I feel that I share fully with my twin brother in this unspeakable sin. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

To crown all, we were allowed no light to find anything with, and I was just beginning to feel strong symptoms of sea-sickness, and that listlessness and inactivity which accompany it. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

D. H. Lawrence And now I am middle-aged more or less, I feel as light as if I were just beginning life. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

D. H. Lawrence But I don’t know — I feel dreadful sometimes — as if every minute would be the last. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

Opposite to him sits his lady — a personage whom I might describe minutely, but I feel no vocation to the task. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

Still, her disposition is a very kind one and I feel I could always trust her in everything. The Silent Dead by Arthur Gask [1950]

Mary Webb She wondered how she would feel if Reddin suddenly appeared at his window. Gone to Earth by Mary Webb [1917]

Andrew Lang But now it seemed her turn to feel afraid, for she paused an instant while he pressed forward, still holding the pistol above his head, prepared to strike. The Brown Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

John Galsworthy When a man is very old and quite out of the running, he loves to feel secure from the rivalries of youth, for he would still be first in the heart of beauty. Indian Summer of a Forsyte by John Galsworthy

Brown knew the effect of mystery and dread on the human mind and by slow, cumulative suggestion he makes us feel a creeping awe that the unwieldy machinery of pure Gothicism never could achieve. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

G. K. Chesterton I feel as if I had never had leisure to unpack a tenth part of the luggage of my life and thoughts. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

Henry James It was a private reflection of Oliver Lyon’s that he not only lied but made one feel one’s self a bit of a liar, even (or especially) if one contradicted him. The Liar by Henry James [1888]

Do you know that to-night, for some reason or other, I feel more superstitious than I have ever done before. The Lust of Hate by Guy Boothby [1898]

Radclyffe Hall You have a sense of duty, whereas I— You’ll feel that you are offering yourself as a sacrifice. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

Still looking at her with lingering mistrust he reached towards the table to put the glass down and was startled to feel it apparently go through the wood. Tales of Unrest by Joseph Conrad [1898]

He was scholar enough to feel the magic of this sudden window opened into the past. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

When he kisses my hand I feel nothing less than a princess. The Pleasure-Pilgrim by Ella D'Arcy [1895]

I seemed to feel that Richard was outside the door in hiding, trembling lest the man should go out and see him there; and I trembled, too. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Edith Wharton Try to feel that about me, won’t you? Then everything will be so much easier. The Children by Edith Wharton [1928]

Jules Verne The doctor could not miss such an occasion of getting wet to the skin; he remained on deck, a prey to that emotional admiration which a scientific man must necessarily feel during such a spectacle. The English at the North Pole by Jules Verne

George MacDonald When I get up here I feel as if I were in North Wind’s arms. At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald

Arthur Conan Doyle I managed to feel my way to the door through the darkness, and having opened it passed out into the beautiful starlit night. Uncle Jeremy’s Household by Arthur Conan Doyle

Guy de Maupassan Finally, as her resistance seemed invincible, he declared that he would go alone, leaving the Countess free to return when she might feel so disposed. Strong as Death by Guy de Maupassan

Wilkie Collins It had been a hard trial to watch by his bedside in the terrible time of his delirium; but it was a harder trial still to look at him now, and to feel less and less hopeful with each succeeding day. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

Catherine Helen Spence It is rather hard work to take stock of everything seen and heard during each day of my week every night, and I think I feel more puzzled to appraise the literature than anything else. A Week in the Future by Catherine Helen Spence

Walter Scott I feel it hath done me much good — my heart was sinking when I saw the black smoke arising from mine own fulling-mills yonder. The Betrothed by Walter Scott [1825]

Robert Louis Stevenson I know there are people in the world who cannot feel grateful unless the favour has been done them at the cost of pain and difficulty. Virginibus Puerisque by Robert Louis Stevenson

Walter Scott And thus much I condescend — you shall see the whole scene — you shall go with me yourself, and much will I feel emboldened and heartened by your company. Woodstock by Walter Scott [1855]

They would halt her, and she would pretend to feel insulted, and would remonstrate with them, and then walk off blushing, proud of her clever ruse. Mother by Maksim Gorky

Wilkie Collins I had found kind hearts to feel for me in my former troubles; and I had friends — faithful, self-denying, generous friends — among my sisters in adversity now. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

They had just the atom of affection for the fellow-worker to make them feel the practical loss acutely. The Black Fishers by John Buchan

Anthony Trollope When men are assembled for fighting, the man who notoriously does not fight must feel himself to be somewhat lower than his brethren around him, and must be so esteemed by others. Hunting Sketches by Anthony Trollope

Henry James Amen, amen! No, I can write that, but I can’t feel it. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

Gustave Lenoble shall be made to feel that he gets change for his shilling. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Edith Wharton It’s because I’ve given you one success at a bargain, and you feel you may miss another if you set me free. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

D. H. Lawrence She tried not to feel at a disadvantage before Miss Harby, tried to keep up the effect of her own superiority. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

I feel I know what people really are almost at once. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

Henry James She makes me feel as if I were alive again. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

Robert Green Ingersoll I never hear of such a man — a boss — that I don’t feel as though that machine ought to be brought into requisition for his benefit. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

H. G. Wells Sometimes I feel that generations of propaganda and education may have to precede it. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

H. G. Wells I want to see what there is in Russia. Is Russia a great promise or a stupendous lie? Is human hope still alive or is it dead or stinking? I want to get the feel of the Russian crowd. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

Willa Cather Paul was always smiling, always glancing about him, seeming to feel that people might be watching him and trying to detect something. The Troll Garden by Willa Cather [1905]

Abraham Merri Well, it’ll make her feel more at home, the good old body. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

James Joyce Hard. Begin all right: then hear chords a bit off: feel lost a bit. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

D. H. Lawrence I feel as if it would set something free. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Wilkie Collins To my own indescribable disgust, I actually felt tears beginning to find their way into my eyes! I had just enough of Pratolungo’s widow left in me to feel heartily ashamed of myself. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Edith Wharton I used to feel as if all of me was in the palm of your hand . The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]