Phrases with "felt"

H. G. Wells She has always been rich and free to do as she liked, not only with herself but with others, and I have always felt well off and secure. The Croquet Player by H. G. Wells [1936]

Guy de Maupassant I felt that painful wish to return which oppresses you when you have left a beloved invalid at home, and when you are seized by a presentiment that he is worse. Le Horla by Guy de Maupassant [1887]

She felt faint with the heat and the smells and the noise. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Henry Kingsley The merest clod of a recruit in the regiment felt in some way ennobled and exalted; but as for Charles, with his intensely sensitive, romantic nature, he was quite, as the French say, tete montee. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

They were so good to him that he felt at times inclined to confess all, and leave his case in the hands of the folk he had injured. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Jules Verne The severe cold began to be felt about the 20th of June, and, to his great regret, Pencroft was obliged to suspend his boat-building, which he hoped to finish in time for next spring. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Henry James Now, as she took his arm to pass into the garden, he felt that she desired, that she proposed, to please, and this situation made him very happy. The Europeans by Henry James [1878]

Anthony Trollope Had there been no such accusation he would have felt himself bound to share the loss with these people as soon as he had learned the real circumstances The money had been a burden to him. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

Although it was still early in the afternoon, he felt very sleepy. The Day of the Locust by Nathanael Wes

Anthony Trollope He felt that he was cheated and ill-used, and was waxing angry. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

Edgar Rice Burroughs When I felt reasonably sure that they had gone for a while at least I crawled from my hiding-place and at the risk of a broken neck leaped and scrambled to the spot where their canoe was moored. Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1923]

Wilkie Collins I felt I was in the wrong; I saw that the position in which I had impulsively placed myself was unworthy of me — and it ended in my doing my duty to the theater and the public. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

His rigorous reprisals had so far intimidated the Cholulans, that he felt assured he should no longer leave an active enemy in his rear, to annoy him in case of retreat. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Joseph Furphy So much so, that I felt inclined to lose a trifle to him, even as a teetotaller would administer a nip to a man who was beginning to see things. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

What with the barbaric hues, the warm atmosphere, and the faint scent of incense, Dan felt as though he had stumbled on the den of a magician, malicious and dangerous. The Mystery Queen by Fergus Hume

Edith Wharton I felt a savage joy in the thought — I could hardly bear to wait till Alan came of age. The Descent of Man and other stories by Edith Wharton [1903]

Elizabeth Gaskell Do you remember that evening, when you and I were little children, and she a merry young lady peeping at us from behind her fan?’ We did not cry any more; we felt very still and awestruck. Morton Hall by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

She felt that the answer was not so explanatory as it might have been. Mr. Ely’s Engagement by Richard Marsh

Henry James He felt conscious of a sudden collapse in his moral energy; a current that had been flowing for two years with liquid strength seemed at last to pause and evaporate. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

Benjamin Disraeli You felt sure no human foot could have disturbed it for years. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

Abraham Merri I jumped to Larry’s side, guarding his back, whirling it like a staff; felt it crunch once — twice — through unseen bone and muscle. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

Abraham Merri I felt along its edge and it seems to go on a bit further. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

He felt that he was in measurable distance of losing his hold. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

Anthony Trollope So Marie Bromar, then just fifteen years of age, was brought over from Epinal to Granpere, and the house certainly was not felt to be too small because she was there. The Golden Lion of Granpere by Anthony Trollope

H. G. Wells She felt torn out of the world. The World Set Free by H. G. Wells [1914]

George Meredith Doubtless he was trained to have no understanding of a good to be derived by his communicating what he felt and getting sympathy. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

He felt very, very angry, for this was the second time this odious kind of thing had happened. What Really Happened by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1926]

Sinclair Lewis Elmer felt choked and imprisoned. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

Anthony Trollope Whether well or ill, whether living or dying, she surely must be his! “Marion!” And then he was ashamed of himself, as he felt rather than heard that he had absolutely shouted her name aloud. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

I felt very sick and ill, but I could move my limbs, and I staggered blindly forward away from the house. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan [1915]

He felt purified, lifted out of himself, in this virginal presence. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

George Gissing Every word he spoke to me, I felt as an insult. The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft by George Gissing [1902]

Wilkie Collins In a narrow little fissure, just within reach of my forefinger, I felt the chain. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Elizabeth Von Arnim Only that morning she had felt the exact contrary — and been very glad, because of that little difficulty about being dated. Mr Skeffington by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1940]

Jack London Buck felt vaguely that there was no depending upon these two men and the woman. The Call of the Wild by Jack London [1903]

H. G. Wells I felt we should kiss some day again. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

It would never do, and Selby felt it, so he went to see Clifford, who was convalescing on mint juleps in his garden. The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers

Henry James Perdita felt that it had not been a pretty scene; but it was her sister’s fault. The romance of certain old clothes by Henry James [1868]

It possessed, however, great possibilities, and I felt sure that, when furnished and put in proper order, it would make a charming dwelling. The Black Lady of Brin Tor by Guy Boothby

Rudyard Kipling Stalky’s hand on my shoulder quietly signalled me out of action, but I felt that my fire had not been misdirected. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

Jack London I reached my hand and felt for his. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

I felt that I could not hold myself in much longer, even if I tried. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

R. D. Blackmore Do you wish me to be shot, Matilda?” “Captain Carroway, how little thought you have, to speak to me in that way! And I felt before dinner that I never should get over it. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Henry James We looked at the empty expanse, and then I felt the suggestion of my friend’s eyes. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James [1898]

She rummaged in the pocket of her dress, felt the letter there, pressed it to the very bottom, and sat down at the table without opening her lips. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

He had substituted the rhetoric of Shrike for that of Miss Lonelyhearts. He felt like an empty bottle, shiny and sterile. Miss Lonelyhearts by Nathanael West [1933]

I felt his loss terribly and I learned afterwards that it added not a little to my popularity with the special service men that everyone could see how genuinely grieved I was. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

My internal being was in a state of insurrection and turmoil; I felt that order would thence arise, but I had no power to produce it. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

Anthony Trollope Lizzie felt somewhat proud of her establishment and her equipage, but at the same time somewhat fearful. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Sinclair Lewis But he felt hot about the spine. The Kidnaped Memorial by Sinclair Lewis

Anthony Trollope When the boy had uttered “No, father,” for the last time, Mr. Jones felt almost convinced—almost convinced that Edith was right. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Gilbertine was taller than Dorothy. This stool might have served Gilbertine, if not Dorothy. I felt a great sympathy for him. The Amethyst Box by Anna Katharine Green

Robert Louis Stevenson One took a high hand; he could not pay his share; if it went to a trial, he should bolt; he had always felt the English Bar to be his true sphere. The Misadventures of John Nicholson by Robert Louis Stevenson

F. Scott Fitzgerald He felt like an irate frog in whose bowl has been put goldfish. Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Henry James But Longmore felt himself a marplot and lingered only long enough to glance at the young man’s sketch and to see in it an easy rendering of the silvery stream and the vivid green rushes. Madame de Mauves by Henry James [1874]

Anthony Trollope She felt that “she herself might her quietus make with a bare bodkin. Linda Tressel by Anthony Trollope [1868]

H. G. Wells He fancied himself free of all excitement, felt cool and deliberate. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

He had pretended—she felt sure it was all pretence—to be so glad to see her again, though sometimes she caught him looking at her with cowed, miserable eyes. Studies in Love and Terror by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

H. G. Wells Amen.’ And after putting Providence upon his honour, so to speak, in this fashion, I felt less mentally distracted and got back into bed and presently I fell asleep. The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

But this was not all; with age, he seemed to acquire what was almost a new fervour, an unaccustomed, unexpected, freeing of the spirit, filling him with preoccupations which he had hardly felt before. Eminent Victorians by Lytton Strachey

Willa Cather She felt no anxiety about Emil. She had always believed in him, as she had believed in the land. O Pioneers! by Willa Cather [1913]

D. H. Lawrence My heart was beating heavily, and I felt choked. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

Elizabeth Gaskell He felt acutely the severance of the tie which Mr Bradshaw had just announced to him. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

I felt a slight sensation of dizziness, but it is over now. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

Edith Wharton Her last look had pierced me to the marrow; and yet it had not told me! All at once, I felt more desolate than when she had stood there watching me. The Descent of Man and other stories by Edith Wharton [1903]

Anthony Trollope Such as it was, Mrs Ray felt herself bound to be guided by it. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope

Edith Wharton Having thus inwardly asserted his independence, he felt free to let his fancy dwell on the strangeness of the situation. The Hermit and the Wild Woman and other stories by Edith Wharton [1908]

As he felt in July after the fire in John’s lodgings, so he felt now; just the same again, all over again, only worse. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

But, meanwhile, let Gertrude gain time until Tuesday.’ The next day Gertrude went out, but did not meet Aurilly. We felt more frightened at his absence than we had done at his presence. Chicot the Jester by Alexandre Dumas

H.P. Lovecraft I had felt it in October when we first caught sight of Victoria Land, and I felt it afresh now. At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft [1931]

George Gissing From the staircase window she saw that the rain was falling more heavily, and she could not wait, for she felt hungry—after hearing about those three eggs. The Town Traveller by George Gissing [1897]

Guy de Maupassan It seemed as if she could not breathe freely at Batteville, and she felt more alone and forsaken than ever. Une Vie (A Woman’s Life) by Guy de Maupassan

He felt sick and giddy, and his head was singing from the effects of the blow he had received, but his mind was quite clear and he made no mistake at all to the peril he was in. The House on the Island by Arthur Gask [1931]

As she made that motion of assent she felt the wildness of the desolate plain shut out. The Place of the Lion by Charles Williams [1931]

I felt like a runner in the last lap of a race. Prester John by John Buchan

It appeared to me that such teaching was absolutely dangerous, and yet I felt — in fact we must all have felt — there was no answer to the argument. The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith

George Meredith It was that she had felt herself bound in honour to pay Edbury’s debts. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Elizabeth Gaskell Looking down on the distant sheltered woods, they were gorgeous in orange and crimson, but their splendor was felt to be the sign of the decaying and dying year. The Moorland Cottage by Elizabeth Gaskell [1851]

I felt strongly that we should never get any good from this restaurant. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

Good manners demanded that she should look at him, but at this particular moment she felt it quite impossible to be mannerly. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

She felt suddenly very feeble and hardly able to breathe. The Rover by Joseph Conrad [1923]

Clarissa felt it nevertheless, and felt somehow that it was not accidental. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

When he felt my pulse, a chill struck to my heart. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Henry James But the felicity in which she had arrived was so proof against everything that Maisie felt more and more the depth of the purpose that must underlie it. What Maisie Knew by Henry James [1897]

During the drive home Gertrude felt little inclination to speak. I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni

H.P. Lovecraft Then, as a last, intolerable touch, I felt that faint, insidious stream of cool air trickling upward from a depressed place near the center of the huge heap. The Shadow Out of Time by H.P. Lovecraft [1935]

Force of habit and training made him smile at Cruickshank’s proposition as impracticable, but he felt its attraction, even while he dismissed it to an inside pocket. The Imperialist by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1904]

Sinclair Lewis He felt like the normal Martin, but conferences and powers were considering him. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

They felt that they might have been mistaken in believing that they had seen the tail of the fish. The Ghost Ship by Richard Middleton

F. Scott Fitzgerald He became quite excited about it — felt quite young for a moment and walked up and down the waiting room mentally rehearsing the first sequence. The Pat Hobby Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1941]

My wounds had been so trifling that, except being obliged to wear my arm in a sling for a short time, I felt no inconvenience from the night’s adventure. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

He felt an implicit faith in her purity and innocence. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Algernon Blackwood What surprised him was that he felt no desire to laugh, and little even to doubt. Sand by Algernon Blackwood [1912]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Have you never felt this strange impulse of an evil spirit at your back, shoving you towards a precipice?” “Ah, no!” cried. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

George Gissing After leaning for five minutes at the open window, he felt a soothing effect from the air, and could think consecutively of the day’s events. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

D. H. Lawrence It was evident he felt he had been insulted, and he went just beside himself. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

Anthony Trollope But on consideration he felt that he did not dare to do so in opposition to the Quaker’s injunction. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

H. G. Wells It felt that things were done behind its back and over its head but it could never understand clearly how. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

Charles Dickens Personally, we always contributed these tokens of sympathy in the form of slate pencil, and always felt that it would be a comfort and a treasure to them. Reprinted Pieces by Charles Dickens [1850]

This terrified me still more, and for the moment I felt that I could never own the truth and bring down upon myself all this wonder and curiosity. The Amethyst Box by Anna Katharine Green

Henry James He had a dim sense that Peter felt some discomfort from him and might have come now to tell him so; in which case he should be sorry for the sufferer in various ways. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Signor Bartlezzi felt a cold perspiration on his forehead, and slowly mopped it with a red cotton handkerchief. To Win the Love He Sought by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1895]

This joker, who used to laugh at the people who slipped down on frosty days, felt greatly put out by his accident. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

George Elio She was so thankful she could cry, for the mad passion she had felt when her eyes were dry frightened her. Mr. Gilfil’s Love Story by George Elio

Elizabeth Gaskell He felt its numbness stealing up him — stealing up him. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

Thomas Hardy He felt it almost as a misfortune that the child would inherit so much wealth. A Group of Noble Dames by Thomas Hardy [1891]

Henry Handel Richardson Mary felt rather than saw the nudging elbows, the pointing and whispering, as, herself now the gazing-stock, she walked through the opening they left. Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

Wilkie Collins The exercise helped her, through the very fatigue that she felt from it. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

May God have mercy on us both!” I tried to say “Amen,” but my voice refused to serve me, and as I turned and looked across the sea I felt the hot salt tears rolling down my cheeks. The Lust of Hate by Guy Boothby [1898]

Henry James It was a road that had carried me far, and verily at this hour I felt far. The Sacred Fount by Henry James [1901]

Algernon Blackwood Silent with wonder, motionless with worship, he watched the singing flood of what he felt to be immense, non-human nature-life pour past him. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Sigmund Freud After it occurred to me that my friend R was my uncle, I felt in the dream a great affection for him. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Henry Kingsley Charles felt a hand on his shoulder. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

A. E. W. Mason He felt it necessary for both of them that they should separate. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

Ivan Turgenev Mine, anyway, felt a sick pang. The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other stories by Ivan Turgenev

Edith Wharton She felt as intrusive as a tripper, and her hand hesitated on the door-bell. Certain People by Edith Wharton [1930]

D. H. Lawrence She felt utterly like a victim of his white, awful face. The Ladybird by D. H. Lawrence

George Gissing Mutimer felt himself hedged in; every avenue of escape to which his thoughts turned was closed in advance. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

George Meredith I felt that he would make nothing of you, but I chose to take the care of you, and you’ve hated me ever since. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

Abraham Merri Each felt that something evil lay sleeping within those trees and if they spoke or moved it would awaken, draw them to it. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

Washington Irving His works were more read than cited; and the charm of style, for which he was especially noted, was more apt to be felt than talked about. The Life of Oliver Goldsmith by Washington Irving [1840]

Jules Verne They had plenty of felt clothing, and the musmons, very numerous by this time, had furnished an abundance of wool necessary for the manufacture of this warm material. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Thomas Hughes At the meet they found some forty or fifty boys, and Tom felt sure, from having seen many of them run at football, that he and East were more likely to get in than they. Tom Brown’s School Days by Thomas Hughes

From the first week of my residence in X—— I felt my occupation irksome. The Professor by Charlotte Bronte [1857]

He felt a tormenting desire to serve. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

Arnold Bennett There was a hesitating movement on the unseen stairs above, and then Hilda could see Sarah Gailey’s felt slippers and the valance of her skirt. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

R. D. Blackmore This was a good sign, and the officer was thankful, and raised him in the gravelly sand, and kindly requested him to have it out, and to thank the Lord as soon as he felt better. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Virginia Woolf Fanny Elmer felt it to desperation. Jacob’s Room by Virginia Woolf [1920]

Arnold Bennett She felt afraid — afraid of herself; she was in the grasp of a savage, primeval instinct. The Grand Babylon Hotel by Arnold Bennett [1902]

Guy de Maupassant Sometimes again the worthy man would be seized with a furious hatred for everyone who was decorated; he felt like a Socialist towards them. How He Got the Legion of Honor (Décoré !) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

Elizabeth Von Arnim She felt she ought really to ask, straight out and roundly, that the mediaeval castle should already have been taken by some one else and the whole thing thus be settled, but her courage failed her. The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1922]

She had said it would bring good luck to me, and I felt sure it would. The Secret of the Sandhills by Arthur Gask [1921]

D. H. Lawrence He felt the fox didn’t have a chance. The Fox by D. H. Lawrence

Jules Verne Evidently the east wind, which was brisk upon the Surface of the earth, did not make itself felt at that height. The Master of the World by Jules Verne [1904]

Anthony Trollope Then Ayala felt not only that the heavens were opened to her but that the sweetest zephyrs were blowing her upon her course. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

I chanced to assert one day, with a view to stilling his impatience, that in my own mind, I felt positive Miss Fanshawe must intend eventually to accept him. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

Benjamin Disraeli He felt himself a lost man; not free from faults in this matter, but punished beyond his errors. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

When all men flinched, then — he felt sure — he alone would know how to deal with the spurious menace of wind and seas. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

Arthur Conan Doyle And yet I felt that the truth must be something grotesquely improbable also. Tales of Terror and Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle [1923]

Edith Wharton But again she felt that he was waiting for her to speak, and she tried to smile back at him. The Mother’s Recompense by Edith Wharton [1925]

For the second time he felt touched to the very soul by this strange girl. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

Anthony Trollope The ball had touched him, grazing his cheek, and cutting through the light whiskers that he wore; but he had not felt it, though the blow had nearly knocked him from his perch. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

Anatole France But why, dear Vivian, did your two beautiful innocents wish to die?” “Oh, darling, because they felt as happy as possible, and desired nothing more. The Red Lily by Anatole France [1894]

William Morris My eyes indeed were dry, but then so was my heart; I felt far worse than weeping came to, but nevertheless I spoke cheerily. The Hollow Land by William Morris [1856]

H.P. Lovecraft Pains not formerly felt were racking my arms and legs, and I seemed coated with a profusion of dried blood beyond anything my former cuts and abrasions could furnish. Imprisoned with the Pharaohs by H.P. Lovecraft [1924]

John Galsworthy At ten o’clock Soames left; twice in reply to questions, he had said that Irene was not well; he felt he could no longer trust himself. The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

This fever, “built in th’ eclipse,” speedily brought me very low, and though it lasted not so long as that of the preceding year, I felt persuaded I should never recover from it. Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope

Jeremy Bentham If the chancellors of kings had been such men as Turgot and Neckar, they, like them, would have felt more pride in giving their reasons than in making their edicts. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

Anthony Trollope He felt as he went away from his brother’s villa to the nearest hotel,—for he would not sleep nor eat in the villa,—that he was a man marked out for misfortune. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

He felt his feet rudely seized, as though by the hand of a giant, and plucked upwards. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Henry James He felt a movement of irrepressible elation, and he barely stifled a cry of joy. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

John Galsworthy Is it true that he divorced her, and she married Jon Forsyte’s father?” Never in all the life of the mother of four little Darties had Winifred felt more seriously embarrassed. To Let by John Galsworthy

Jules Verne His family enjoyed good health; what more could he desire? But at heart he felt depressed. The Underground City by Jules Verne [1877]

George Meredith He was her dream in human shape, her eagle of men, and she felt like a lamb in the air; she had no resistance, only terror of his power, and a crushing new view of the nature of reality. The Tragic Comedians by George Meredith [1880]

Henry Handel Richardson Never have I felt so alive! Oh, there’s some awful mistake somewhere. The Coat by Henry Handel Richardson

George Gissing But the day came when I felt more confidence in myself. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

She turned her head, to see a somewhat mean-looking figure in ancient tweed, with his back to the light, but apparently regarding her closely from under the shadow of his broad felt wideawake. A Bride from the Bush by E. W. Hornung [1890]

Oscar Wilde He felt glad at what he had said. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

Henry James He tried and tried again to make her betray Osmond; he felt cold-blooded, cruel, dishonourable almost, in doing so. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Henry James Kate Theory felt rather weary and mystified,—all the more for knowing that henceforth Captain Benyon’s variations would be the most important thing in life for her. Georgina’s reasons by Henry James [1884]

The union between them had seemed very perfect after the advent of the child; and the master of Arden Court felt almost as if there were nothing upon this earth left for him to desire. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Sinclair Lewis He was horribly piqued and dignified, and he talked in an elevated manner of authors whom he felt he must have read, seeing that he had always intended to read them when he got time. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

John Galsworthy And, crossing the grassy spaces, Soames felt almost mellow. Swan Song by John Galsworthy

Instead of that, I felt a fearful pleasure in the prospect before me — such effect had a single look had upon me from eyes I trembled to meet again or read. The Mill Mystery by Anna Katharine Green

Wilkie Collins Norah looked forward to the coming time, with the first serious dread of it on her sister’s account which she had felt yet. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Algernon Blackwood The presence of this quiet stranger, the man with the wonderful eyes which he felt now, rather than saw, applied a soothing anodyne to his shattered spirit that healed him through and through. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

Olaf Stapledon Many times in the early part of my dream I felt doubt as to what the Star Maker was striving to accomplish in his creating. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

He (Jacques) felt the body: the Baron was quite dead, but not yet cold. All-Saints' Eve by Amelia B. Edwards

Willa Cather When I went a-calling with Mrs. Fields and left her card with Thunderbolt Hill engraved in the corner, I felt that I was paying calls with the lady Juno herself. Not Under Forty by Willa Cather [1936]

Nikolai Gogol First of all, justice compels us to say that after the departure of poor, annihilated Akakiy Akakievitch he felt something like remorse. The Cloak by Nikolai Gogol

Wilkie Collins I felt afraid, from his look and manner when we parted, that she might have inadvertently betrayed to him the real secret of her depression and my anxiety. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

John Galsworthy He had not felt his age since he had bought his nephew Soames’ ill-starred house and settled into it here at Robin Hill over three years ago. Indian Summer of a Forsyte by John Galsworthy

Walter Scott When he spoke of justices and warrants, you looked so overawed that I thought I felt the clutch of the parish-beadles on my shoulder, to drag me to prison as a vagrant. Peveril of the Peak by Walter Scott [1822]

Henry James He thought of this afterwards, and thought how strange it was that he had not felt more at liberty to ask her what she did for him, and how she did it, and how much she suffered for him. Georgina’s reasons by Henry James [1884]

One felt that something had come into his life which was known only to himself, which had lacerated his heart; and that he was living not sensibly, or willingly, but simply by force of habit. In the World by Maksim Gorky

Sinclair Lewis Naturally! He has none of the deep inner satisfaction felt by Soviet experts in building permanently and for the people. The Prodigal Parents by Sinclair Lewis

Virginia Woolf Like all feelings felt for oneself, Mrs. Ramsay thought, it made one sad. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf [1927]

It was not only that his head was throbbing and he felt sick and giddy, but every bone in his body seemed to ache, and he knew he was running a temperature. The Poisoned Goblet by Arthur Gask [1935]

I covered my face with my hands to shut out the horrible sight, but the cry the wretch gave as he felt himself falling into the abyss, will ring in my brain as long as I live. The Race of Life by Guy Boothby [1906]

Arthur Conan Doyle He stopped short when he saw me looking at him, and I daresay he felt a bit ashamed of himself. The Great Shadow by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Anthony Trollope He felt assured that Bunce and Quintus Slide and Mr Turnbull were wrong. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

H. G. Wells Again I felt the same reluctance to go straight home and have my evening dimmed and destroyed by a score of pitiless questions. The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

D. H. Lawrence He felt a man, with all a man’s grave weight of responsibility. The Fox by D. H. Lawrence

Edith Wharton She felt the loosening of the cords about her heart; a deep breath of relief welled up in her. The Mother’s Recompense by Edith Wharton [1925]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He felt for the key but the key was not there. The Strange Boarders of Palace Crescent by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Anthony Trollope Though she had seen Ralph but thrice, she already felt that she might have him on his knees before her, if she cared so to place him. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

She sat on the bed and clasped her to her breast in silence: but more than one warm tear ran down upon Julia’s bare neck; the girl felt them drop, and her own gushed in a shower. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Bram Stoker I felt it! Oh, I felt it! Thank God, for His great mercy! My soul is freer than it has been since that awful hour. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

Benjamin Disraeli To believe that he could recur again to the hopes, the feelings, the pursuits of his boyhood, he felt to be the vainest of delusions. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

George Meredith It partially excused or accounted for his behaviour, while it filled her with emotions which she felt to be his likewise, and therefore she could not remain as an unsympathetic stranger by his side. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

I felt in that hour the poignant contrast of youth and innocence and peace with that hideous world of battle a dozen miles off. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

Painful tears had forced themselves into his eyes, and husband and wife had both felt in their odd, unemotional way, moved to the heart. The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

I should have felt it at once. The Master Spy by Arthur Gask [1936]

George Meredith This was the fascination Beauchamp felt weaving round him. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

All the sky was lighted up, the earth shook to its foundations, and she felt the house rock, so that jumping up from the bench she screamed with fear. The Rover by Joseph Conrad [1923]

Edith Wharton IN the charming place in which he found himself there were so many sympathetic faces that he felt more than ever convinced of the certainty of making himself heard. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

Gilbert Monckton felt this, and knew that there was some dissonant note in the chord which should have been such a melodious combination. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

I felt uncomfortable for her sake, because she seldom punished me deservedly or justly. In the World by Maksim Gorky

Thomas Hardy But there were also local customers who felt the same wish; and where there’s a will there’s a way. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

D. H. Lawrence But between those two she felt fidgety. The Fox by D. H. Lawrence