Phrases with "feeling"

Ivan Turgenev She was just a year older than David. I cherished for her a feeling akin to respect, but we were not great friends. The Watch by Ivan Turgenev

Wilkie Collins There is none of the horrid English barbarity of feeling about the social position of an artist in this house. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

G. K. Chesterton Numerous accomplishments of the lighter kind, such as drawing and painting in water colours, he possessed; and his feeling for many kinds of literature was fastidious and exact. Robert Browning by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

John Galsworthy He would not sit there, feeling like that — he was not to be put down by anyone! And, manoeuvring round the room with added pomp, he shook hands with each separately. The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

It is vanity and affectation that shock, or any manifestation of feeling not in accordance with the real character. Lodore by Mary Shelley

When a train came I crowded in with the rest, still pondering on my vengeance, feeling and believing that I was to scourge the conscience of the man who speculated on death. The Maker of Moons by Robert W. Chambers

Olaf Stapledon He imagined the big lout feeling the helpless self-disgust which he himself had felt in his one experiment in the art of bullying. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Virginia Woolf But she could not prevent him from feeling her lack of interest in what he was saying, and gradually they both became silent. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

Walter Scott There was another loud laugh, and Amelot, feeling all his efforts baffled, threw his sword from him, and weeping in pride and indignation, hastened back to tell the Lady Eveline of his bad success. The Betrothed by Walter Scott [1825]

Jack London Down in the depths of me I had a feeling that I stood on the edge of a precipice. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

Sascha’s things aroused in me a feeling of disillusion, of agitation, and painful pity for him. In the World by Maksim Gorky

Ford Madox Ford He panted: ‘Ergle! Ergle!’ Another scream, a little farther than the last voices from behind his back, caused in Tietjens a feeling of intense weariness. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

Wilkie Collins I remember him very wellthough he never excited in me, or in any one else that I ever heard of, the slightest feeling of interest. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

George Eliot He was striding along at his usual rapid pace, and Arthur pushed on his horse to overtake him, for he retained too much of his boyish feeling for Adam to miss an opportunity of chatting with him. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

The appearance of the monstrous Pedro with his news drew Ricardo out of a feeling of dreaminess wrapped up in a sense of impending trouble. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

D. H. Lawrence The next evening he dressed to go to the vicarage, feeling it was to be done, not imagining what it would be like. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

George Gissing She would say that her endurance failed before that prospect of solitude, and that, feeling as she did, it was dishonourable to make longer pretence of doing her duty as a wife. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

Moscow is real Russia, Russia as it was and will be; in Moscow we would get the true feeling of the Russian people about the Revolution. Life was more intense there. Ten Days That Shook the World by John Reed

John Galsworthy She’s feeling awfully restless. The Silver Spoon by John Galsworthy

Reginald Eversleigh contemplated her with a feeling of murderous hatred, as he took his place at some little distance from her seat. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

D. H. Lawrence For this afternoon she was feeling unaccountably uneasy and wistful, yearning into the distance again: a trick she thought she had happily lost. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

Virginia Woolf What a damnable lie! He had robbed her of the one feeling that was genuine; he had spoilt her one moment of understanding. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

Henry Handel Richardson Meanwhile Laura sat in her thin nightgown and shivered, feeling the cold intensely after the great heat of the day. The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson

G. K. Chesterton The load of heaven and the clouds is like a load of waters, and the men move like fishes, feeling that they are on the floor of a sea. The Napoleon of Notting Hill by G. K. Chesterton

Wilkie Collins The last witness was Madame Duparc’s younger son—the same who had complained of feeling a gritty substance between his teeth at dinner. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

Anthony Trollope This was the feeling that had made it incumbent on him to repudiate a wife who had so treated him. Kept in the Dark by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Wilkie Collins I sat down helplessly, when I had done; feeling the serious necessity of clearing matters up between Lucilla and myself, before I went away, and still as ignorant as ever how to do it. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

I rang up the firm and said I was not feeling very well. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

D. H. Lawrence The first morning they had awakened in Torestin, it was to a slight uneasy feeling of uncleanliness. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Maria Edgeworth I detest the ostentation and the affectation of sentiment as much as you can; but where the real feeling exists, every mode of showing kindness is agreeable. Leonora by Maria Edgeworth [1806]

Anthony Trollope And yet from day to day the feeling had grown upon her that it was certainly her duty to let him know that one accident in her life. Kept in the Dark by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Arthur Conan Doyle It was more a feeling of duty — a feeling that some good might come from my penetrating to this place. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Anthony Trollope Nor did Sir Thomas dismiss him, feeling that there might well be other things which would require discussion. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Edith Wharton I suppose that liking or not liking the conventional form of ballet-dancing is as little to be accounted for as one’s feeling about olives or caviar. A Backward Glance by Edith Wharton [1934]

There was a feeling in the servants’ hall that these little dinners, however seeming harmless, had a certain bent and tendency inimical to the household, and household peace. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Olaf Stapledon There can be no feeling (liking or disliking) that is not feeling about something known and striven for or against. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

George Gissing It would take very long to analyse the process whereby this mode of feeling was changed, until it became the sense of ever-deepening sympathy which so possessed him this evening. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Henry Handel Richardson But when he had gone she looked grave, and out of an oddly disquieting feeling said to herself: “I do hope he’ll be on his best behaviour to-night, and not tread on Richard’s toes. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

Ford Madox Ford They died out of her mind; they left only a feeling of shame so insupportable that her brain could not take it in and they vanished. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

Anthony Trollope But not the less was she angry with Crosbie, feeling that he was making his way into her house under false pretences. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

Mr. Moffat noted this, and his own lip curled, but with a very different show of feeling from that which had animated his distinguished opponent. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

Wilkie Collins Toward Captain Stanwick the only feeling of which she was now conscious was, naturally, a feeling of the strongest aversion. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Meanwhile the soubrette, feeling sure of her conquest, had given herself up to castle-building with all the fervour Of her ardent southern nature. Captain Fracasse by Théophile Gautier [1863]

With the Celts there is ever a feeling of nature as a mighty personality. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Radclyffe Hall She said: ‘Don’t feel worried, ‘cause that worries Father — I promise I’ll try not to get into tempers, but you promise that you won’t go on feeling worried. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

George Eliot Am I alone to be beyond the pale of your extensive charity?’ The feeling which had been driven back from Romola’s lips a fortnight before rose again with the gathered force of a tidal wave. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

M. P. Shiel The feeling of giddiness, too, had abnormally increased. Shapes in the Fire by M. P. Shiel [1896]

Jacques de Wissant, with a feeling of relief, took off his tricolor badge of office. Studies in Love and Terror by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

D. H. Lawrence This was the feeling that echoed and re-echoed at the bottom of Connie’s soul: it was all flag, a wonderful display of nothingness; At the same time a display. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

It is with a feeling of professional regret that we record the death of Mr. Jacob Pigwidgeon. Deceased was one of our earliest pioneers, who came to this State long before he was needed. The Fiend’s Delight by Ambrose Bierce [1873]

Miles Franklin Ta-ta!” A shriek, a jerk, and the great train rushed on into the night, leaving me there on the insignificant little platform, feeling how lonely and unhappy, no one knew or cared. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

Gertrude Stein She was thinking and feeling and being full then. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

Anthony Trollope He’s clever of course, and has made his own way, but I’ve always a feeling that he has no business where he is. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Arthur Schopenhauer The first task is to win something; the second, to banish the feeling that it has been won; otherwise it is a burden. Studies in Pessimism by Arthur Schopenhauer

Anthony Trollope There was almost a feeling of relief in Hester’s bosom when her mother was driven away after that successful grasp at the parting hand. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

D.H. Lawrence She began to sob, dry wild sobs, feeling as if she would go mad. The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence

Gertrude Stein She was feeling, she was thinking, she was feeling and thinking then in being one loving. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

Underneath all these emotions an almost burdensome feeling was slowly growing of the fullness of her love for her son — a strained desire to please him, to be near to his heart. Mother by Maksim Gorky

Virginia Woolf What did she expect to see? The coal merchant read the Telegraph without stopping, missed the saucer, and, feeling abstractedly, put the cup down on the table-cloth. Jacob’s Room by Virginia Woolf [1920]

Elizabeth Gaskell Her manner was listless and civil; she had lost all that active feeling towards him which made him positively distasteful, and had called out her girlish irritation and impertinence. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

I went softly from one to another, feeling like a burglar in my own house, and found nothing in elucidation of the mystery. Some Experiences of an Irish R.M. by Somerville and Ross [1899]

Gertrude Stein Madame Matisse was very different, there was a very profound feeling of life in her for any one who knew her. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

Gertrude Stein She was full then, she was filling in then in being one living in loving, in living in thinking in being loving, in living in feeling being one being loving. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

George Meredith Yes, to him I fled, feeling that I belonged more to him than to you. The Tragic Comedians by George Meredith [1880]

Mark Twain I never resist a temptation to plunder a stranger’s premises without feeling insufferably vain about it. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Theodore Dreiser He walked out, feeling rather uncertain of himself. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Now, I’m glad you came along, Buck,’ says Perry, ‘for I’m feeling just like having one more rip-roaring razoo with you for the sake of old times. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

I own I was disappointed, and turned away from the bookcase at last with a feeling of having been baffled on the verge of some very interesting discovery. The Mill Mystery by Anna Katharine Green

Sinclair Lewis Why, you poor skinny little agnostic, here you have a chance to see the Almighty’s handiwork, and all you grab out of it is a feeling that you’re real smart. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

Arthur Machen He ground his teeth together and persevered, sick at heart, feeling as if all the world were fallen from under his feet, driving his pen on mechanically, till he was overwhelmed. The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen [1907]

When I was a little thing, I used to look at them with a feeling of melancholy and mystery. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Anthony Trollope He did not understand the nature of a feeling which could induce so fatal a suicide, but he did understand that the feeling was there, and that the suicide would be completed. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope He says that the lady was a Miss Vigo.’ As she pronounced the name, Clara turned her face away, feeling instinctively that it would be kind to do so. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

Abraham Merri I had a queer, light-headed feeling that was decidedly pleasant, a carefree irresponsibility. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

Anthony Trollope Her mind entertained an exaggerated feeling of it, a feeling which she felt to be exaggerated but which she could not restrain. Kept in the Dark by Anthony Trollope [1882]

D. H. Lawrence There was a queer, sharp, keen-edge feeling about him that attracted her and frightened her at the same time. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

He found pleasure in feeling the water trickle over his burning brow and over his body, agitated by feverish shudders. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

H. G. Wells For the fluctuating, uncertain, passion-darkened thought and feeling of the old time came steady, full-bodied, wholesome processes. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

Anthony Trollope You don’t see it; but the feeling here in the city is becoming very strong. The Fixed Period by Anthony Trollope

As she left the telephone a feeling of sombre despair filled every cranny of Adelaide Strain’s embittered heart. What Really Happened by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1926]

Jack London I fell to the floor, feeling very faint, while he sat down, lighted a cigar, and watched me as a cat watches a mouse. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

This strange child! But there was feeling there, tenderness. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Thomas Hardy A post-nuptial explanation, which might be accepted with a light heart by a rougher man, might not be received with the same feeling by him. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Edith Wharton As he spoke his heart beat like a boy’s; but once the words were out they gave him a feeling of self-confidence, and he began to sketch his plan, and then to go into its details. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

Then a heavenly thrill ran through the innocent young man, and vague glimpses of a new world of feeling and sentiment opened on him. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Anthony Trollope Then he was dragged on to the middle of the rug, feeling by this time that he was going to be throttled. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

H. G. Wells In some manner this dream left in my mind a feeling of distress and anxiety. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

It is a pity that his voice is deserting him, while his taste and feeling remain. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

There was no sign of servants or of any human life, but Janet and Alison, feeling the approach of civilisation, tried to tidy their hair, and Mr McCunn passed a silk handkerchief over a damp forehead. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

Olaf Stapledon This expectation leads to a feeling of necessity, and of some hidden efficacy by which the one event produces the other. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

Anthony Trollope And yet he had left Mr. Boltby with a feeling which made it distasteful to him to ask further questions from the lawyer on the subject. Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Theodore Dreiser I’ll admit that there are a lot of little things which interfere with my being at home as much as I would like at present; but that doesn’t alter the fact that my feeling is the same. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Virginia Woolf Still,” he added, as if arguing to himself, “if it weren’t as real a feeling as I’m capable of, I shouldn’t be changing my life on your account. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

Anthony Trollope The idea was too much for him; and Mrs Tappitt, feeling how the ground lay, gave that up — at any rate for the present. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope

Leslie Stephen Vast strength hampered by clumsiness and associated with grievous disease, deep and massive powers of feeling limited by narrow though acute perceptions, were characteristic both of soul and body. Samuel Johnson by Leslie Stephen [1878]

Louisa May Alcott Hannah hated rain as much as a cat does so she made no trouble, and they rolled away in the luxurious close carriage, feeling very festive and elegant. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

I think that the free exercise of his mind in a pure medium gave him a feeling of extraordinary power and ease. Space by John Buchan [1911]

An awful blow to Mr. Carlyle it must have been; she was feeling it in all its bitter intensity. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

A feeling of rage came over him—a self-scourging for his own exceeding folly in being here to-night. Barbara Rebell by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1905]

On entering it I thought he must be feeling pleased. The Shadow Line by Joseph Conrad [1917]

Anthony Trollope But yet there was something in Alaric’s warm tone of admiration which gave her a feeling of unhappiness which she would have been quite unable to define, even had she attempted it. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

Maria Edgeworth I felt a little alarmed, and a feeling of estrangement began between us. Helen by Maria Edgeworth

Frances Hodgson Burnett He had some sense of humour of his own and one of his reasons for vaguely feeling that she might become a bore was that she had none whatever. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Andrew Lang But on the morning appointed for the trial he sent word to the king that he was not feeling well, and that as he could not run himself he would supply someone to take his place. The Grey Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Bronislaw Malinowski Obviously, these social factors act here to modify and moderate the feeling of sexual jealousy. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

Anthony Trollope He walked down all alone through St. James’s Street, and by Pall Mall and Charing Cross, feeling rather than thinking of all this. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

She polished off a large mouthful of spice cake, and then, feeling the surprise in their silence, looked up at them. Miss Pym Disposes by Josephine Tey

George Meredith Now he wrote coldly, and she had to repress a feeling of resentment at that also. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

It was pitch dark, and after feeling round the walls, first on my feet and then on Peter’s back, I decided that there were no windows. Greenmantle by John Buchan

Sigmund Freud When asleep we go back to the old ways of looking at things and of feeling about them, to impulses and activities which long ago dominated us. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

George Eliot But if Tom had told his strongest feeling at that moment, he would have said, “I’d do just the same again. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

As for myself, I stood dazed and confused, feeling that my six feet made me too conspicuous, and longing in a vague and futile way to let her know without words that I would do what she asked. The Old Stone House and other stories by Anna Katharine Green

Anna Katherine Green I own to feeling greatly relieved. Dark Hollow by Anna Katherine Green

As you thrust your shaft in and out of me, I felt such a strange sort of pleasure: every little nerve on the inside of my thighs and belly seemed to thrill and quiver: it was almost a feeling of pain. My Life and Loves by Frank Harris

D.H. Lawrence Siegmund, rebuffed by the only one in the house from whom he might have expected friendship, proceeded slowly to shave, feeling sick at heart. The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence

The feeling upon me now was one of an overwhelming desire to get within touch of the scoundrels, to come to close quarters, so that we might settle accounts once and for all. The Race of Life by Guy Boothby [1906]

Between the brothers, however, in spite of so much to estrange them, a certain kindliness of feeling seemed to exist, which was hardly to have been expected under the circumstances. The Danvers Jewels by Mary Cholmondeley [1886]

Anthony Trollope Whatever be the subscription paid to him, he must go beyond it, very much beyond it, or there will grow up against him a feeling that he is mean, and that feeling will rob him of all his comfort. Hunting Sketches by Anthony Trollope

Virginia Woolf She was confused, agitated, physically tired, and had already to reckon with the violent feeling of dislike aroused by her aunt which still vibrated through all the rest of her feelings. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

Edith Wharton In so sensitive, so hypersensitive a nature, there are moments when every other feeling is swept away by scruples . New Year’s Day by Edith Wharton

Jack London And then there came to him a feeling that he wanted her more than all the rest of the things in the world. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

John Galsworthy Was he to give her up because of this damned business? In the morning when he woke the same confused struggle of feeling had gone on. Flowering Wilderness by John Galsworthy

Elizabeth Gaskell It’s a great blessing to have such a dear little home as this, is not it, Molly?’ ‘Yes,’ said Molly, rather drearily, having something of the ‘Toujours perdrix’ feeling at the moment. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

Anthony Trollope It was only by feeling a woman’s wrong that she found herself endowed with a woman’s privilege. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

Wilkie Collins And yet, until she opened her heart to me of her own accord, I had no suspicion that this new feeling had taken root so deeply. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

E. Phillips Oppenheim In reality, it was he who was feeling his way. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Walter Scott He bowed profoundly — a courtesy which she returned with equal formality, but did not venture to approach more nearly, feeling at once the delicacy of his own situation and of hers. Peveril of the Peak by Walter Scott [1822]

Anthony Trollope But I dare say you know that a man never travels with ladies in that free and easy way without feeling it in his pocket. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

Algernon Blackwood The sequence of little happenings that marked its passage remains blurred in the memory, and I look back to these with the curious feeling that they happened all at once. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

Hitherto he had looked solely at that punishment, feeling that it was too great. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

I was not feeling in any particular funk; only disinclined to go looking for trouble, if you understand me. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan [1915]

At last, the call for Mr. Craggs became so violent, that he thought proper to submit to the universal feeling of the House, and explain his unparliamentary expression. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Anthony Trollope No man can have a string of hunters idle through the winter without feeling himself to be guilty of an unpardonable waste of property. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

How could I name that thing in the moonlight before me? or how could I utter the feeling which rose in my soul? “I could only run out. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

As he threaded his way between the crowded round tables, there came over Jervis Lexton a queer and very definite feeling of unwillingness to obey his wife. The Story of Ivy by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1927]

He fell asleep murmuring ‘Sanity is not statistical,’ with the feeling that this remark contained in it a profound wisdom. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

Margaret Oliphant Walter meanwhile stood before her, almost awkwardly, feeling the rigidity upon his countenance of a somewhat unmeaning smile. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

She went slowly in and out among the trees, feeling her way with outstretched arms, her feet sinking sometimes into deep drifts of last year’s leaves, or gliding noiselessly over the moss. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Willa Cather She was intensely curious about his exact state of feeling toward his wife, and more curious still to catch a sense of his final adjustment to the conditions of life in general. The Troll Garden by Willa Cather [1905]

Julian Hawthorne The woman shrank back a step, with a feeling of alarm. The Laughing Mill by Julian Hawthorne

F. Scott Fitzgerald He wet his lips nervously and walked into the sitting-room — and the feeling of unreality increased. All the Sad Young Men by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1926]

I can’t very well explain to the Commissioner that I have a feeling in the pit of my stomach. To Love and Be Wise by Josephine Tey [1950]

Radclyffe Hall But apparently the gods were feeling propitious, for a little further on she paused in front of a small, and as she thought, quite humble shop. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

Guy de Maupassant I, therefore, returned in spite of myself, feeling certain that I should find some bad news awaiting me, a letter or a telegram. Le Horla by Guy de Maupassant [1887]

Robert Louis Stevenson And at the very touch of criticism, the paternal sanctity was lessened; yet the paternal terror only grew; and the two strands of feeling pushed him in the same direction. The Misadventures of John Nicholson by Robert Louis Stevenson

I had a feeling of some inconceivable danger nearing me; and in my state of weakness I began to tremble, backing away from the orifice. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Henry James But the reader feels that his vision was clear, and his feeling about the matter very strong and rich. Hawthorne by Henry James [1879]

Indeed, I had much the same feeling as a boy on a Saturday’s holiday who has planned a big expedition. Prester John by John Buchan

Anthony Trollope If you decide on stopping my allowance, I shall have no feeling of anger against you. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

D. H. Lawrence James Houghton, like an excited beetle, scurried to and fro, feeling he was making his fortune. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

He was dimly conscious of feeling sick and faint, but the reason of this sickness and faintness did not enter into his thoughts. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

E. Phillips Oppenheim A great burden had passed from his shoulders, but he was not feeling at his best that morning. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

I left them, feeling as weak as if I had been beaten. In the World by Maksim Gorky

Wilkie Collins You relieve me from the anxiety that I have been feeling on my friend’s account. The Poetry Did It by Wilkie Collins [1885]

Anthony Trollope She was too keen in the feeling of independence, a feeling dangerous for a young woman, but one in which her position peculiarly tempted her to indulge. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Thomas Hardy If a great battle were to occur — as it soon will, no doubt — feeling would grow to a pitch that would make it impossible for me, a disguised man of no known occupation, to stay here. A Changed Man by Thomas Hardy [1913]

It’s easy enough to be brave if you’re feeling well and have food inside you. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Virginia Woolf On this occasion her arrogant feeling that she could direct everybody dwindled away. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

There was indeed a certain revulsion of feeling among plain people in Woodilee. Bessie had been liked; she was regretted and pitied; the downfall of the pricker seemed to invalidate her confession. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

He was indeed cruelly ashamed of his precipitation, feeling that he had gone the very way to ruin his cause. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

G. K. Chesterton It is a dark undemonstrated feeling that Meredith would really be rather sorry if woman were civilised by man—or by anything else. The Victorian Age in Literature by G. K. Chesterton [1913]

There is probably no one capable of thinking and feeling who has not occasionally looked at a gas-pipe chair and reflected that the machine is the enemy of life. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell [1937]

E. F. Benson He shied away from such topics as friendship and widowhood, and she wondered if that was because he was not feeling quite ready yet, but was screwing himself up. Mapp and Lucia by E. F. Benson [1931]

She was not long, however, in feeling happy in a home in which, as in her heart, all was sound and simple. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

E. Nesbi She had never been a real heroine before, and the feeling was delicious. The Railway Children by E. Nesbi

Anthony Trollope Love of power is a kind of feeling which comes to man as he grows older. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

John Galsworthy So, on the whole, people went about their business much as if there were no war, no concentration camps, no slippery de Wet, no feeling on the Continent, no anything unpleasant. In Chancery by John Galsworthy

Elizabeth Gaskell The feeling of Emily’s loss does not diminish as time wears on; it often makes itself most acutely recognised. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

Wilkie Collins Although still sadly weak and nervous, she was able to get up without assistance, and to walk slowly about her room, feeling no worse effect from the exertion than a slight sensation of fatigue. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Florence Dixie She was not one of those who take pleasure in attracting men’s love for the fun of the thing, and the knowledge of Esca’s feeling towards her in this matter brought her more pain than happiness. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

Anthony Trollope Mrs. Bolton scowled at them, feeling certain that they were godless persons; — in which she was right. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

Arthur Machen I think I was beginning to be a little impatient with the outward signs: I think I had a feeling that it was a pity that one had to drink wine out of a cup, a pity that kernels seemed to imply shells. The Secret Glory by Arthur Machen

Wilkie Collins He sustained her suspicious scrutiny with every appearance of feeling highly gratified by it. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Virginia Woolf As she stood there, looking down at the water, some buried feeling began to arrange the stream into a pattern. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

Guy de Maupassant What was it? M. Savel felt himself blush, and he got up at a bound, feeling thirty years younger, believing that he now understood Madame Saudres then to say, “I love you. Regret by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

Elizabeth Gaskell This made it possible for her to go through long and deep histories of feeling and imagination, for which others, odd as it sounds, have rarely time. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

Cheap depravity only roused a feeling of repulsion and pity for those to whom it was sweet. In the World by Maksim Gorky

T. E. Lawrence It would have been bastard French in feeling as in language but for its Greek harbour and American college. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

During the remainder of the day I found myself looking forward with a feeling that was almost akin to eagerness, to the interview I was to have with Kitwater and Codd that afternoon. My Strangest Case by Guy Boothby [1901]

But for all the subterranean tremors that agitated Trimmings — Lavinia’s misgiving, Walter’s resentment, Liz’s feeling of guilt, Emma’s hatred — life on the surface was smooth. To Love and Be Wise by Josephine Tey [1950]

G. K. Chesterton The little crooked streets began to give me a feeling I can’t explain — as if it were a dream. The Napoleon of Notting Hill by G. K. Chesterton

And I tried honestly to keep up my feeling of wretchedness for the first few days. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

George Gissing I’m quite serious about this, Hilliard. When you re feeling ready to start on your own account, you shall have the job. Eve's Ransom by George Gissing [1894]

H. G. Wells Why should we wait here on this frosty shelf outside the world? My leg’s getting sounder—if it wasn’t for that feeling of ice in it. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

Anthony Trollope He held no communion with men other than was absolutely necessary for his business, feeling himself to be degraded, not so much by his daughter’s fall as by his concession to his fallen daughter. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

I was eager to hear more about these singular people, — the more eager, perhaps, because the thought of them seemed to arouse Elodia to an unwonted degree of feeling and interest. Unveiling a Parallel by Alice Ilgenfritz Jones and Ella Merchant [1893]

Of course, they took their leisure, feeling each stone before they trusted it, but they all arrived without the shadow of an accident; and the same was the case during the two subsequent descents. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

Thomas Hardy The lower room was in darkness; but by feeling his way he found a table, whereon he placed the bottle, and a minute later emerged again upon the heath. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Theodore Dreiser Suspicion, intuition, feeling — these were the things to be “long” on. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

All this intensity of feeling existed in her, without her being aware scarcely of its existence, without her questioning the cause, or reasoning on the effect. Lodore by Mary Shelley

He was not exactly outspoken about it, but that feeling of annoyed wonder was peeping out perpetually in his talk. The Shadow Line by Joseph Conrad [1917]

They trembled, these hands feeling for the truth. End of the Tether by Joseph Conrad [1902]

Virginia Woolf Gentlemen, feeling for matches, moved out, and Jacob went into the bar with Brandy Jones to smoke with the rustics. Jacob’s Room by Virginia Woolf [1920]

D. H. Lawrence So there was that strange, half-empty feeling about the house, as if the birds had flown. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

And then suddenly a great revulsion of feeling came over Larose, and he realised that he had absolutely no evidence against anyone, and that their guilt was all conjecture on his part. The Night of the Storm by Arthur Gask [1937]

Only in after years did sexual feeling lose that isolation and spread itself out to illuminate and pervade and at last possess the whole broad vision of life. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

This feeling of his dead wife’s presence had first become intolerably vivid in the village school-room during the children’s Christmas Day treat. From Out the Vasty Deep by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1920]

Algernon Blackwood And this strange youth has spent his time, his best years, mark you his creative years, feeling with the elemental forces of Nature until he has actually becomes at moments one with them. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Walter Scott A pedlar, a man of about forty years old, was also her guest, who talked with great feeling of the misery of pursuing such a profession as his in the time of war and tumult. The Monastery by Walter Scott [1820]

Frances Hodgson Burnett The feeling was remotely akin to what had been awakened in him by the pure gravity and tenderness of Robin’s baptismal good-bye kiss. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]