Phrases with "feeling"

John Galsworthy The feeling of being beaten, of the reins having slipped, of being old and tired, mastered him. The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

George Borrow On the evening of the fourth day, feeling tired of my confinement, I put my clothes on in the best manner I could, and left the chamber. The Romany Rye by George Borrow

The hard defensive feeling had gone out of her body. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

As to his head, he was conscious of nothing but a feeling of fulness — of congestion. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

Sir Walter Scott Indeed, the wild feeling of romantic delight with which he heard the few first notes she drew from her instrument amounted almost to a sense of pain. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

Leo Tolstoy The old devil addressed them for two days from the balcony, and at the end of that time, feeling hungry, he asked the people to bring him some bread. Ivan the Fool by Leo Tolstoy

George Gissing Of course the feeling did not last. Will Warburton by George Gissing [1903]

A. E. W. Mason He leaned farther forward, feeling with his hand, and suddenly a string of Ethne’s violin twanged loud. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

Upstairs, in her own room, in the peaceful, convent-like atmosphere she found there, Helene experienced a feeling of suffocation. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

Andrew Lang He stood speechless before it, while his breast swelled with a feeling quite new to him. The Grey Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Maria Edgeworth It was an auspicious circumstance for Ormond’s love that Florence had now a daily object of thought and feeling in common with him. Ormond by Maria Edgeworth

D. H. Lawrence She looked at him, feeling she could get hold of him and WRING some consistency out of him. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

She was half on her feet again, crouching, sliding, getting sideways towards the door, feeling for the handle, praying wildly to Anthony, to her father, to Abelard and Pythagoras, to Anthony again. The Place of the Lion by Charles Williams [1931]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Her husband, after her departure, sat listlessly turning over the letters that yet remained unopened, feeling little curiosity, after such melancholy intelligence, respecting their contents. Fanshawe by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1826]

Robert Louis Stevenson And yet this would scarcely parallel the intensity of Will’s feeling for the plain. Will O’ the Mill by Robert Louis Stevenson

She withdrew her eyes, feeling a shamed, exultant pang of joy. Studies in Love and Terror by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

Arnold Bennett She had the most exquisite feeling of triumphant self-justification. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

I’ve a feeling that if he’s going we’d better make haste. The Haunted Woman by David Lindsay [1922]

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]

Sigmund Freud The reason for this may be sought in the especially pronounced ambivalence of feeling which controls the relation of the dreamer to the dead person. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Edith Wharton What if it were there, indeed, and had brought him a complete explanation of her telegram? The revulsion of feeling produced by this thought made him look at the girl with sudden impatience. The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

The only real feeling was a desire to get appointed to a trading-post where ivory was to be had, so that they could earn percentages. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad [1899]

H. G. Wells I’ve got a sort of feeling —. The History of Mr. Polly by H. G. Wells [1910]

D. H. Lawrence He liked to be alone, feeling his soul heavy with its own fate. The Ladybird by D. H. Lawrence

D. H. Lawrence And yet, when you don’t have the feeling of ugliness or monotony, in landscape or in nigger, you get a sense of subtle, remote, FORMLESS beauty more poignant than anything ever experienced before. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

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

Edith Wharton Nick would thank her for that some day! After a bath and a hurried toilet she began to be aware of feeling younger and more hopeful. The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton [1922]

Abraham Merri It gave me a feeling of rampant, reckless life, a heady exaltation. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

The image evoked in the mother’s soul a feeling similar to that with which she used to stand before an ikon. Mother by Maksim Gorky

What it is that makes the gulf between us, I cannot tell; but there is something, some hidden feeling in both our minds, I think, which prevents our growing fond of each other. Milly Darrell by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1873]

The girl sat, her body still, her soul astir; occupied, however, rather in feeling than in thinking, — in wishing, than hoping, — in imagining, than projecting. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

George Gissing Hour after hour I have sat there in the extremest misery, waiting, waiting, feeling as though my brain would burst with its strain! I have no idea where she goes to. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

Edith Wharton He had vaguely regarded them as meant to people that hazy domain of feeling designed to offer the busy man an escape from thought. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

George Meredith Nataly sighed, foreseeing evil, owning it a superstition, feeling it a certainty. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

Anthony Trollope But there was still that feeling left within her bosom, that if she did this thing which he proposed, she would be trusting him with her very soul. Linda Tressel by Anthony Trollope [1868]

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]

For a moment there came across Daisy a feeling of keen disappointment and surprise. The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

But he had to confess the humbling truth that while theirs was the high feeling of religious enthusiasm, his was but the ecstasy of gratified pride. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

D. H. Lawrence The motion seemed to fan their blood to fire, they laughed, feeling the flames. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Sinclair Lewis He held her hand, and quaked with the feeling of it. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

Theodore Dreiser Cowperwood, who was feeling all the drag of her substantiality, but in addition the wonder of her temperament, which was so much richer than Aileen’s, was deeply moved. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

John Galsworthy His patriotism had conquered her feeling for the Boers. The atmosphere of his house was strange and pocketty when Jolyon came in and told them of the dog Balthasar’s death. In Chancery by John Galsworthy

Wilkie Collins The sense of having forgotten Regina — no matter how naturally and excusably — oppressed him with a feeling of self-reproach. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

H. G. Wells Queer how she could stand up to him, contradict him and carry him off his feet by something which was not so much reasoning as strength of feeling and a compelling steadiness of mind. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

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

Theodore Dreiser She looked and saw before her a man who was most gracious and sympathetic, who leaned toward her with a feeling that was a delight to observe. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

We think his voice gives the softest, truest promise of a heart that will never harden against us: we read in his eyes that faithful feeling — affection. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

Charles Dickens I may add with much feeling too; for it affected me as I went on. George Silvermans’s Explanation by Charles Dickens [1868]

H. G. Wells It is clear that up to my thirtieth year there was still a very powerful web of feeling between me and the scattered remains of my home group. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

It must be stated that on that day and in the exhilarating atmosphere of that elevated spot I had been feeling utterly crushed. A Personal Record by Joseph Conrad [1912]

One can find no fault with this way of feeling about concepts so long as their original function does not get swallowed up in the admiration and lost. The Meaning of Truth by William James

Anthony Trollope Then Clara looked at her, feeling that if she abstained from doing so, the very fact of her so abstaining would be remarkable. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

It caused in me a feeling of inferiority which I intensely disliked. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

He plucked at the knot of his cravat, trying to loosen it, feeling himself threatened with apoplexy. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

As he stooped a little to fit the latch-key on his chain into the lock a man, who was coming down the stairs feeling in his pockets, stopped with a sudden exclamation. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

It had seized my imagination with so dismal a power that I changed my plans for the evening, and went to the opera, feeling that I wanted a change of ideas. Green Tea by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Henry James Fleda meanwhile hesitated, lingered for some minutes where she had been left, feeling secretly that her fate still had her in hand. The Spoils of Poynton by Henry James [1897]

William Hope Hodgson Then, I was aware of a feeling of acute physical pain in my left hand. The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson

Anthony Trollope Now there was in this, it must be admitted, quite enough to make him unpopular with his brethren; and this feeling was soon shown in a marked and dignified manner. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

Benjamin Disraeli His natural modesty and his strong religious feeling struggled together. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

H. G. Wells It was a practical question upon which feeling ran high. Russia in the Shadows by H. G. Wells

There was much more of the true college spirit and classmate feeling in the Athenæan. The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns [1906]

Mark Twain Mr. Howells’s pictures are not mere stiff, hard, accurate photographs; they are photographs with feeling in them, and sentiment, photographs taken in a dream, one might say. What is Man? and other essays by Mark Twain

Thomas Wolfe Anyone with an atom of feeling and intelligence, George thought, must have seen this at once. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Abraham Merri Also I had the feeling that it meant something rather dreadful. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

H. Rider Haggard For of late years there had sprung up in nurse Pigott’s mind an increasing dislike of her surroundings, which sometimes almost amounted to a feeling of horror. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

Edith Wharton Don’t suppose that I don’t understand your reasons for not wanting to let this feeling between us dwindle into an ordinary hole-and-corner love-affair. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton [1920]

No wonder philosophers are dazzled by it still, and no wonder they look with some disdain at the low earth of feeling from which the goddess launched herself aloft. The Meaning of Truth by William James

A. E. W. Mason Calder had a feeling that any attempt at consolation would be futile in itself, and might, moreover, in betraying his own fear that the hurt was irreparable, only discourage his companion. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

John Galsworthy Thus brought face to face with so much of her own feeling by the one she loved best in the world, Winifred rose from the Empire chair in which she had been sitting. In Chancery by John Galsworthy

Henry James Poor Catherine was conscious of her freshness; it gave her a feeling about the future which rather added to the weight upon her mind. Washington Square by Henry James [1880]

But why did you come up? I’m feeling quite all right now. The Hidden Door by Arthur Gask [1934]

The Latin hexameters, “Ad patrem,” written at Horton, are inspired by a feeling far beyond commonplace filial piety, and a warmth which is rare indeed in neo-Latin versification. Milton by Mark Pattison [1879]

Edgar Allan Poe The wine had evidently produced in them a species of delirium, which, perhaps, I had been prevented from feeling by the immersion I had undergone since drinking it. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe

Walter Scott He was perhaps the only traveller who ever slept in that miserable kennel without complaining of his lodgings, or feeling inconvenience from their deficiencies. The Bride of Lammermoor by Walter Scott [1819]

Theodore Dreiser She could not be near Cowperwood for long at a time, however, without being stirred by a feeling which was not of her own willing. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Edith Wharton She said to herself: “He knows what I am feeling . The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

I was roused by feeling a touch on my breast. The Old Stone House and other stories by Anna Katharine Green

Charles Dickens So, I hope you like my feeling independent; if you don’t, I can’t help it. Hard Times by Charles Dickens [1854]

But why! Because it means good-bye to this thing I’ve been telling you about, this special feeling inside you. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

They would scarcely be surprised if she remarried a week after her husband’s death! Then, suddenly, there came over him a feeling which, to such a man as Roger Gretorex, was painfully like shame. The Story of Ivy by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1927]

Algernon Blackwood He had made an enemy for life, he felt, a feeling confirmed by what almost immediately then followed. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Willa Cather His feeling was as generous as strong human feelings are likely to be. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Arthur Machen He supposed he must have put the papers where they were found and then forgotten all about it, and he was uneasy, feeling afraid that h& was on the brink of a nervous breakdown. Holy Terrors by Arthur Machen

Anthony Trollope It is possible that he paid it from a Quixotic feeling of honour. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins Miss C. persists in feeling the deepest interest in Mr. Blake, and pledges herself, on the first occasion when sickness may lay him low, to offer him the use of her Extracts for the second time. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

James Joyce He had never felt like that himself towards any woman, but he knew that such a feeling must be love. Dubliners by James Joyce

He caught himself on the very verge of feeling that heaven must have heard. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

Anthony Trollope He had within him a certain Christian conscience-stricken feeling of remorse on this head. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Anna Katherine Green The crisis of feeling had passed, and he looked almost cold. Dark Hollow by Anna Katherine Green

Almayer experienced a feeling of immense joy. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

Elizabeth Gaskell He did not even notice Mary’s leave-taking, and she went home with the feeling that she had that night made the acquaintance of two of the strangest people she ever saw in her life. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

Frances Hodgson Burnett It’s not like me and yet it’s the strongest feeling I ever had. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

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]

H. G. Wells We did not wait to save anything our dead had carried, but we kept the second mule with us — he carried my tent and some other rubbish — out of a feeling of friendship. The Flying Man by H. G. Wells [1893]

Henry James While these instants lasted, indeed, I had the extraordinary chill of feeling that it was I who was the intruder. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James [1898]

Him they listened to, muttering uneasily, feeling him not one of them. Ten Days That Shook the World by John Reed

George Eliot Then he turned to her and said, slowly and emphatically — “You know what is my feeling on that subject, Maggie. There is no need for my repeating anything I said a year ago. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

John Galsworthy Has doubt of your courage anything to do with your ache? Isn’t it just due to feeling that other people doubt?” He gave a little unhappy laugh. Flowering Wilderness by John Galsworthy

But I must express a hope that by that time you may be feeling so much better as to reconsider your decision and continue with us. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Wilkie Collins From feeling hot, and moving about restlessly the moment before, I felt unaccountably cold, and sat still now. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

John Galsworthy Annette had cried, and was feeling better. Swan Song by John Galsworthy

Walter Scott But he was too generous long to nurse any feeling which was allied to selfishness. The Heart of Mid-Lothian by Walter Scott [1818]

Arthur Conan Doyle You will, I am sure, acquit me of any personal feeling in the matter. The End of Devil Hawker by Arthur Conan Doyle

Rafael Sabatini You have been wanting — as, after all, perhaps, was but to be expected — in that fine feeling which might have saved us both from the humiliations inseparable from this interview. Casanova’s Alibi by Rafael Sabatini

Anthony Trollope Then came upon her a feeling that at such a time any other husband and wife would have been at once in each other’s arms. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

Day after day Helene listened to the same talk, yet without feeling wearied; indeed, she even derived pleasure from this monotony, which lulled her into dreaming of one thing only. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

Radclyffe Hall Her interests were narrowing down into a small circle, she was beginning to find herself incapable of feeling much excitement over anything that took place even as far away as the next town. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

The impeachment of Sacheverell turned popular feeling violently against the Whigs. The break up of the Gertruydenberg Conference without peace gave a strong push in the same direction. Daniel Defoe by William Minto [1879]

He treated himself to a pint bottle of champagne for his lunch, and then gave orders he was not to be disturbed for a couple of hours as he was not feeling well and was going to lie down. The Hangman’s Knot by Arthur Gask [1935]

Hence when a disaster like this happens, there arises, besides the shock to our humane sentiments, a feeling of irritation, such as the hon. Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad [1921]

Anthony Trollope There came across her a feeling that she was utterly incapable of behaving properly in such an emergency. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Algernon Blackwood Is that what she means?” “She would not like it if you had the same feeling for another woman,” Fillery explained. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

I took a walk round the garden three or four times, feeling the need of fresh air. The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith

Wilkie Collins Philip rather gains upon me; he appears to have some capacity for feeling ashamed of himself. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Anthony Trollope But the more she admired it and wished for it, the stronger was her feeling that she ought not to take it. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

Edith Wharton Yes, she was matchless — it was the one word for her; and he could give his admiration the freer play because so little personal feeling remained in it. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

Charlotte Perkins Gilman I mean the feeling that a very little child would have, who had been lost — for ever so long. Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1915]

Anthony Trollope She fed her love by recurring over and over to the altered feeling of that moment. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

Henry James It was this feeling that made me suddenly act as if I had known him a long time. The Diary of a Man of Fifty by Henry James [1879]

Henry Handel Richardson Lilith also resented her having shown that she could do it — and this feeling was generally shared. The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson

D. H. Lawrence At night all the great beams of the searchlights, in great straight bars, feeling across the London sky, feeling the clouds, feeling the body of the dark overhead. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

D. H. Lawrence I’m sure I never open a telegram without feeling as if I was opening a death-blow. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

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]

It is an imperative necessity that such a feeling should be done away with. The Mystery of a Hansom Cab by Fergus Hume

I had quite a dread of meeting you, feeling that, after having my expectations strung up to such a pitch, I must be disappointed. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Edith Wharton His heart was beating with a rush of inarticulate eloquence, words and waves of feeling struggling to fit into each other and become thought and music. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

H. G. Wells Another primary topic with him — best treated in that amazingly good story Amy Foster, a sort of caricature autobiography, was the feeling of being incurably “foreign. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Anthony Trollope The feeling was not pleasant, seeing that I was bound by the strongest oath which the mind can conceive not to show him mercy. The Fixed Period by Anthony Trollope

Jack London I can’t explain it, but I always had a feeling if I was away when they came and let my body out of the jacket that I couldn’t get back into my body again. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

Virginia Woolf As she watched him Eleanor felt the old childish feeling that his pockets were bottomless silver mines from which half-crowns could be dug eternally. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

Do not allow yourself to be overcome by a feeling of irritation. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Madge took refuge in a chair, conscious of a feeling of irritation at her weakness now that the provocation had passed. Tom Ossington’s Ghost by Richard Marsh [1898]

Henry James The way for me then is to meet him, feeling conscious of my strength. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

An irresistible attraction, in which, perhaps, the unknown tie of blood had its influence, drew me to you, and for the first time in my life a feeling of respect and esteem mingled with my passion. Captain Fracasse by Théophile Gautier [1863]

The Coupeaus sat down to eat a bite without much appetite, feeling hesitant about even raising a fork. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

On arriving home, I bought the wretched meadow for much more than it was worth; and the day I walked over it, feeling that is was actually mine, closed my happiness. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Virginia Woolf All had their rapture; their common feeling with death; something that stood them in stead. The Waves by Virginia Woolf [1931]

Benjamin Disraeli I have no feeling whatever towards any other human being. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

William Makepeace Thackeray That he had a feeling heart, all who served with him knew, and none more so than Philip Fogarty, the humble writer of this tale of war. Burlesques by William Makepeace Thackeray

Jack London But as he lay there, suddenly there came to him a feeling as of something terrible impending. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

Henry Handel Richardson And so, feeling rather like “Peeping Tom”, she cautiously raised her eyes again, and this time managed to use them without turning her head. The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson

Henry James Are you unhappy? You give me a feeling that you are unhappy. The American by Henry James [1877]

Nikolai Gogol He awoke late, and with the disagreeable feeling of a man who has been half-suffocated with coal-gas: his head ached painfully. The Mysterious Portrait by Nikolai Gogol

Anthony Trollope He had felt that he was loved by this child, but that he was loved from a feeling of uncalled-for gratitude. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

M. R. James I have the feeling that it might be resented. More Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James

Guy de Maupassan His wife and children looked for a long time at this fragment of their father, feeling the fingers, and removing the grains of salt that were under the nails. At Sea by Guy de Maupassan

Henry James This continued a fortnight, at the end of which the feeling was suddenly dissipated. The Spoils of Poynton by Henry James [1897]

But Lydon, feeling ashamed at his present position, and endeavoring in vain to shake off the grasp of the virago, slipped his hand into his girdle, and drew forth a short knife. The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1834]

Anthony Trollope So he felt it to be, and the feeling almost overwhelmed him. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Anthony Trollope It creates a feeling of instant excitement, a necessity for instant doing, a consciousness that there was in those few weeks ample work both for the hands and thoughts — work almost more than ample. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing She walked slowly along the hall, feeling as if she were about to commit a crime. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Miles Franklin I had to return to the house with Gad, feeling insignificant and crest-fallen, but I did not care. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

Hunger might; but I was not feeling particularly hungry for Jacobus’s food. A Smile of Fortune by Joseph Conrad [1911]

I was dumb, but not from lack of interest, God knows, or from unsympathetic feeling for this brave-hearted girl. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

Miles Franklin Her feeling being much more defined, it was amusing to hear the flat-out opinions she expressed to Mr Blackshaw, whom, by the way, she termed “a mooching hen of a chap”. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

In many of them it was so excessive, that all feeling of displeasure, or even of ridicule, was lost in pity. Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope

Edith Wharton I’m real sorry she’s feeling so bad again! I hope he thinks he can do something for her. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton [1911]

D. H. Lawrence She sat very close beside him in the gig, tucked tightly, feeling his big body sway, against her, very splendid. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

There was a little pause, and then he went on, “There’s someone outside the door who wants to see you; someone who’s feeling most awfully miserable about you. From Out the Vasty Deep by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1920]

Edith Wharton She looked at Andora with a feeling of estrangement which she could not explain. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

Henry James Her comprehension soared so high that the wonder for her became really his not feeling the need of wider intervals and thicker walls. The Golden Bowl by Henry James [1904]

From the very moment when the dark truth was revealed to him, every gentler feeling seemed to disappear; pity, kindness of consideration, the religion of hospitality, all were forgotten. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

Henry Kingsley I had a certain tender feeling about my stomach which prevented me from doing it. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

Edith Wharton Though she could still call up that phase of feeling it had long since passed, and the house had for a time become to her the very symbol of narrowness and monotony. The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

John Galsworthy A feeling that he would never open them again beset him; he let it grow, let himself sink; then, with a shiver, dragged the lids up. Indian Summer of a Forsyte by John Galsworthy

Anthony Trollope A further attempt at murder had been made in the neighbourhood, and was so talked of that it seemed that all kindly feeling had been severed. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Anthony Trollope Not even the rector himself dared to make such rupture, without express sanction from the Earl. Then Lady Anna, feeling that she must ask advice, wrote to her mother. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

Henry Handel Richardson It began with her suddenly becoming aware how she longed to hug her babies to her again, and how much she had missed them; a feeling until now resolutely repressed . The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

George Gissing And I’m feeling bad — awful bad. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

H. G. Wells But I have a feeling that the happy word is the gift, the momentary capricious gift of the gods a flash of mother-wit. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

George Gissing Wouldn’t you rather go back to Rivenoak with a feeling of complete independence?—I see what it is. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

Much feeling spoke in them at times, and more sat silent in his eye. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

Benjamin Disraeli One feeling alone had prevented them from being bosom friends, and that feeling had long triumphantly vanished. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

Elizabeth Von Arnim At this Edward, in his turn, was shocked — profoundly; and hurt as well, feeling it ungrateful, somehow, of Soames, whom he had spotted at once, not to do the same by him. Mr Skeffington by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1940]

Jane Austen It is rather from feeling how impossible it is, with all one’s efforts, and all one’s sacrifices, to make the accommodations on board such as women ought to have. Persuasion by Jane Austen [1818]

Radclyffe Hall I’ve got a feeling that Mother had to be and Seabourne had to be and that you and I had to be, too; that it’s all just a necessary part of the whole. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

I have a feeling that I can trust you—all the more, perhaps, because you do not praise yourself. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

H. G. Wells Trafford entered into the conspiracy with a keen interest, a certain amusement, and a queer little feeling of distaste. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

George Gissing Again and again he fell his whole length, the last time he did so, feeling something warm on his face, which he tried to, wipe off with his hand, and became half conscious that it was blood. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Andrew Lang He took the path leading to the door of the hut, but stopped on feeling a hand laid on his shoulder. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Sinclair Lewis And he, feeling a little cramped in a new double-breasted blue serge coat, solemnly served the beer, and sometimes a guest perceived that here was an honest and solid dentist upon whom to depend. Land by Sinclair Lewis

George Gissing Lydia turned away, feeling that the girl’s coldness was a cruelty, wondering at it. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Edward Bellamy Next morning, no doubt, I would awake with the feeling of an old citizen. Looking Backward From 2000 to 1887 by Edward Bellamy

Robert Louis Stevenson I note the feeling the more readily as it is the contrary of what I have read of in the experience of others. Across the Plains by Robert Louis Stevenson

And then there came upon him the feeling that was almost a part of his mind — the consciousness that something must be done, and promptly. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Anthony Trollope That made her bosom glow with some feeling of triumph! That same evening she abruptly told the whole story to her father. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Wilkie Collins His mistress is feeling the penalty of having been fool enough to vent her ill temper on her head-waiter. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

George Meredith The first excess of any sad feeling is half voluntary. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

H. Rider Haggard Still, mixed up with her gratitude and earnest admiration of the deed of heroism which had been wrought for her sake, was another feeling, a feeling of resentment and alarm. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

William Makepeace Thackeray Two days afterwards a gentleman with whom I was in company left on a rock his book of fishing-flies; and I can assure you there was a very different feeling expressed about he safety of that. The Irish Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

A feeling of relief took possession of her. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

George Meredith After telling so much, Luigi drew back, feeling that he had given Barto his full measure and owed to the signorina what remained. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Henry James Love was a poetic impulse, and his own state of feeling with regard to the Baroness was largely characterized by that eminently prosaic sentiment — curiosity. The Europeans by Henry James [1878]

George Gissing Was Sidwell Warricombe his ideal woman, absolutely speaking? Why, no; not with all his glow of feeling could he persuade himself to declare her that. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Theodore Dreiser Lester, leaving Cincinnati a few days earlier than he expected, had failed to receive her reply; he arrived at Cleveland feeling sadly out of tune with the world. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

H. G. Wells There is a feeling in the air that Britain is going down. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

Henry James But at present he was happy — happier than he had perhaps ever been in his life, and the feeling had a large foundation. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Virginia Woolf Without either of them wishing it, a feeling of hostility had risen between them. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

After his first feeling of revolt he had come round to the view that only a meticulous precision of statement would bring out the true horror behind the appalling face of things. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]