Phrases with "felt"

Wilkie Collins My sensations were not those which fit a man for exchanging conventional civilities with perfect strangers; I felt that I showed outwardly the fever of joy and expectation within me. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Charles Kingsley And both brothers held their breaths, while Amyas felt whether his sword was loose in the sheath. Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley

F. Scott Fitzgerald Rosemary shed tears again when she heard of the mishapaltogether it had been a watery day, but she felt that she had learned something, though exactly what it was she did not know. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Charles Dickens She felt as though she would have been glad that it rang on until daylight; but it ceased, and the circles of its last sound spread out fainter and wider in the air, and all was dead again. Hard Times by Charles Dickens [1854]

He felt certain in his own mind, however, that Moreas had obtained the money honestly, and in common fairness he felt compelled to say so to the captain. ’Long Live the King!’ by Guy Boothby [1900]

Sir George felt that he was getting on; but in his heart of hearts he knew perfectly well that Valeria did not care a straw for him, and that she was never likely to care for him. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

Smith, alone amongst his stacks with this apparition, in the stormy twilight ringing with the infuriated barking of the dog, felt the dread of an inexplicable strangeness. Amy Foster by Joseph Conrad [1901]

T. E. Lawrence I felt mean, to fill the place of a man of action; for my standards of value were a wilful reaction against theirs, and I despised their happiness. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Rather more composed, she drew away from him and felt for something to wipe her eyes. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

Anthony Trollope And then you’d tell me that I— encouraged him!” Lady Tringle felt this to be unkind and undeserved. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

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]

I felt I was wrong to wish to make my life turn from the course you had marked out for it. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Mary Webb God a’mighty! what a hiding he give me!’ Edward felt depressed. Gone to Earth by Mary Webb [1917]

I felt like a stag at bay, and resolved to gore without mercy. Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century by George Paston [1902]

Marie Corelli And that deep longing she felt could not have been completely gratified by the brief ardours of Fontenelle. And so she sat thinking wearilywondering what was to become of her life. The Master-Christian by Marie Corelli [1900]

Wilkie Collins Struggle against it as I might, I felt a little mortified when I remembered that I had resigned all further connection with the search for the letter at such a time as this. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

Willa Cather For some reason he felt pleased and flattered by the enthusiasm of the audience. Alexander’s Bridge by Willa Cather [1912]

Mary Webb He felt very unselfish as he thought, ‘When she can’t go about, I’ll sit with her now and again. Gone to Earth by Mary Webb [1917]

H. G. Wells There were things I felt that I might have said, propitious moments I might have seized to make things better between us. The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

Algernon Blackwood He felt a longing to be alone with the night; to taste her wonder all by himself there beneath the stars, gliding over the ice. The Glamour of the Snow by Algernon Blackwood

Charles Dickens His difficulty at the guard-house in this small place had been such, that he felt his journey to have come to a crisis. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

Arthur Morrison Nevertheless, since he had seen the woman’s face in the jamb of the door, he felt a sort of pity for her — that she should have lost her clock. A Child of the Jago by Arthur Morrison

James Joyce But he felt better now than before. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

Anthony Trollope I had not felt myself to be comfortable in my old residence as a married man. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Violet felt that the end of her peaceful life was very near. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Henry James She wasn’t young as he had a right to call people, and I felt a glow — also, I feared, too visible — as soon as I had seen whom he meant. The Sacred Fount by Henry James [1901]

Edith Wharton She felt the warmth of Nick’s enfolding arm and lifted her face to his. The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton [1922]

John Galsworthy She felt real pity for him — too strong, too square, too vital for that attitude! He raised his face. The Silver Spoon by John Galsworthy

John Galsworthy He felt quiet in the heart, at last, but very sorry. The Silver Spoon by John Galsworthy

William Makepeace Thackeray A desperate, heart-stricken man, he passed by the beloved’s door, saw lights in the front drawing-room, felt probably that she was there; but he could not go in. The Bedford-Row Conspiracy by William Makepeace Thackeray [1853]

George Meredith I felt like a worm, and miserably abandoned, I was a shameful sight. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Fabrizio felt a strong desire to gallop after the Emperor’s escort and embody himself in it. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

Henry James I felt very strong; I believe I could have lifted him and carried him. The American by Henry James [1877]

Edgar Allan Poe Through a species of unutterable horror and awe, for which the language of mortality has no sufficiently energetic expression, I felt my heart cease to beat, my limbs grow rigid where I sat. Romances of Death by Edgar Allan Poe

She longed to go to bed, but she felt too tired even to get up and ring for the parlourmaid in order to remind her to be sure to bring in plenty of ice. What Really Happened by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1926]

George Gissing Exhilarated by her ambitious hopes, she turned in heart to the old friendship, felt her admiration revive, and spoke it freely. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Since his new life began, he had scarcely felt them; rather he had been filled with a young lust of living. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

Abraham Merri A curious frenzy of helpless indignation shook me, a rage of humiliation obscuring all gratitude I should have felt for our escape. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

Arthur Machen But the room was full of horror; I felt my teeth grinding as I put my hand on the door, and when I went in, I thought I should have fallen fainting to the floor. The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen

Arthur Conan Doyle His own head was whirling and he felt that his senses were slipping away, but already his hunting-knife was out and pointing through the slit in the brazen helmet. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

Jane Austen My father and mother knew nothing of that; they only felt how imprudent a match it must be. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen [1813]

The Cecils themselves acquiesced; Essex felt that this time there could be no doubt about the matter; he hurried off to the Queen — and was again met by a repulse. Elizabeth and Essex by Lytton Strachey [1928]

On gazing at that combined light, he felt the same sense of disintegration that the afterglow of Alppain had always caused in him; but now the feeling was not physical, but merely aesthetic. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

Edith Wharton But they were generally accompanied by a sense of compunction and self-abasement of which Newland Archer felt no trace. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton [1920]

Sinclair Lewis It was horribly hot in that room, and they were so close — he felt as if he were tied down in a hospital ward. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

George Gissing One felt that the present expression of genial friendliness was unfamiliar to the face, though it by no means failed in pleasantness. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

On being raised up, he ordered his men to pursue the flying Maroons, requesting at the same time that he might be left where he had fallen, as he felt that he was mortally wounded. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

He was alone with her, and he felt that to tell her another untruth would be the supreme insult. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

I felt that beyond this dim underworld there was the great joyous earth, and I longed for it. Prester John by John Buchan

D. H. Lawrence I knew, yes, I did know he wanted me, and you, I felt it. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

George Eliot He is often occupied with the surprise Adam must have felt at the sight of the assembled animals —“for he was not like us, sir, used from a b’y to Wombwell’s shows. Impressions of Theophrastus Such by George Eliot [1878]

As they went home again, the duke felt unwilling to leave Anjou now that Diana smiled on him. Chicot the Jester by Alexandre Dumas

I felt that I could now call the others without the imputation of being afraid, and went in search of them. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

Wilkie Collins I had taken particular notice of him at the time; and I felt sure that I was not mistaken in identifying the fellow on this occasion. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Elizabeth Gaskell Yet his weariness grew upon him in spite of all his efforts, and at last he felt as if he must give way to the irresistible desire, if only for five minutes. My Lady Ludlow by Elizabeth Gaskell [1858]

Wilkie Collins This time he led me at once to the Galerie des Cerfs. The moment I entered it, he shut the door behind me with such extraordinary haste and violence, that I felt a little startled. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

Thomas Hardy She felt determined to see him somehow that day, and prepared his breakfast eagerly. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

George Gissing Ah! if only Amy herself were free, with her ten thousand pounds to dispose of! She, he felt sure, did not view him with indifference. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

He felt that sort of pleasure in my society which a boy of a similar age in the upper world has in the company of a pet dog or monkey. The Coming Race by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1871]

G. K. Chesterton He had worn it for a week without caring a curse for anybody; but during that ten minutes’ trivial talk under the lamp-post, he felt as if he had suddenly grown donkey’s ears in the street. Tales of the Long Bow by G. K. Chesterton [1925]

While smoking it, I looked about for Q. I felt that the least token of his presence in town would be very encouraging at this time. The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green

I felt that it would be ludicrous to attempt it. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Anthony Trollope He felt very keenly his own folly, even as he was leaving the room, and as he made his way out of the hotel he hated himself for his own braggadocio. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

Rudyard Kipling And what did Mrs. Vansuythen say after you had laid your disengaged heart at her feet?’ Kurrell felt almost virtuous as he put the question. Under the Deodars by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

H. G. Wells I remember I felt singularly unwanted. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

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]

Sinclair Lewis She felt his kiss, diffident and reverent, on her eyelid. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

She felt she might be sorry for him presently, but not now. Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley [1889]

H. G. Wells They were at Cromer.” “Confound Cromer! Yes!” “How could you bring yourself” I felt a spasm of petulant annoyance at this unexpected catastrophe. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

William Makepeace Thackeray As I came to myself I felt an agreeable coolness. The Paris Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1840]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Besides, he felt that from her low seat she was watching him intently, and the knowledge did not tend toward setting him more at his ease. To Win the Love He Sought by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1895]

Willa Cather Wilson felt at once the harmony of beautiful things that have lived long together without obtrusions of ugliness or change. Alexander’s Bridge by Willa Cather [1912]

Marjorie Bowen Sir Francis Boyle, not knowing him, felt as if he dealt with a man of sand. The Rake’s Progress by Marjorie Bowen [1912]

Jules Verne Lord Glenarvan grasped John Mangles’ hand, and simply said: “Thank you, John.” This was all, but John felt it ample recompense. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

Steele Rudd He felt certain there was money in it — that out of it would come his independence. On Our Selection by Steele Rudd

Abraham Merri He felt motion under him, a gentle, cradling lift and fall. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

E. Phillips Oppenheim Lady Dominey seems disposed to offer to you the affection which, notwithstanding their troubles together, she doubtless felt for her husband. The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1920]

John Galsworthy Until she met him she had never felt alone. Flowering Wilderness by John Galsworthy

I felt I could not have called for help, though it had been to save my life. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Wilkie Collins I wish I could describe in words the compassion I felt for this miserable and misguided girl. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

H. G. Wells He felt suddenly that he was struggling with a puzzle. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

She felt very lonely and very weak. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Kate Chopin She was not tired, and she felt that he was not. The Awakening by Kate Chopin

George Meredith Clara felt lonely without him: apprehensively timid in the shuttered, unmoving village street. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Wilkie Collins If she had been my own child, I don’t think I could have felt for her more truly than I felt at that moment. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Arthur Morrison Old Jack felt unhappy, for a landlord. Tales of Mean Streets by Arthur Morrison

I felt as if I had no home or position anywhere, and was only a stray dog with everybody’s hand and foot against me. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

It is strange how soon the absence of an accustomed inhabitant makes itself felt in a house, however quiet the habits of that missing person. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Arthur Machen At the end of a year he felt a little stronger and tried to walk, and just managed to get across the room, helping himself from chair to chair. Holy Terrors by Arthur Machen

Wilkie Collins They took a whole carriage yesterday, and made a bed for her on the seat in case she felt tired. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Charles Stur I felt so convinced on this point, that I could not have returned to Adelaide without having satisfied my mind on the subject. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

F. Scott Fitzgerald At first he felt that it was funny, and had an inclination to laugh when he thought of it. All the Sad Young Men by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1926]

H.P. Lovecraft They had seen or heard or felt something which was not for human creatures, and could not forget it. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H.P. Lovecraft [1927]

George Gissing I have studied Whitman, enjoyed him, felt his force and his value. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Virginia Woolf He, it was clear, felt himself utterly in the cold; no woman would look at him with Paul Rayley in the room. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf [1927]

She felt him quiver with repugnance under her soft hand; and prolonged the irritating contact. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Charles Dickens As I felt that, I had another struggle — the last — with my bonds; and only cut myself the deeper for my pains. The Haunted House by Charles Dickens [1859]

Feverish and frightened I felt that night. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

George Meredith She felt mercenary, debased by comparison with the well-scourged verse-mason, Orpheus of the untenanted city, who had done his publishing ingenuously for glory: a good instance of the comic-pathetic. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Indeed, he felt rather pleased they should be realising he was no commonplace foreigner but the mighty dictator of the country which was causing them such apprehension and fear. The Vengeance of Larose by Arthur Gask [1939]

I felt sure Gibson would soon find his error, and return to the main line. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

He gave, without names, a summary of how it had reached him, of the concern felt in high quarters, of its powers medicinal and expeditory. Many Dimensions by Charles Williams [1931]

Never before had he felt so proud as now, when at the feet of that woman that half belonged to his enemies. Almayer’s Folly by Joseph Conrad [1895]

D. H. Lawrence She felt weak and utterly forlorn. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

Francis Bacon Accordingly this motion, because it ceases not but when others cease is felt instantly, they deem perpetual and proper, all others adscititious. The New Organon by Francis Bacon [1620]

Theodore Dreiser At the same time she felt a little dread of him. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

E. F. Benson But to-night, when, soon after he had eaten the dinner which his valet brought him, he undressed and went to bed, he felt very wide-awake—not staringly so, but thoroughly so. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

Charles Dickens He felt a strange sensation at seeing it so still, but slackened his trot and rode forward. A Christmas Tree by Charles Dickens [1850]

John Galsworthy No, he felt sure that she had not dropped, and would not drop Wilfrid. He looked up. The White Monkey by John Galsworthy

Wilkie Collins It is needless to encumber my narrative by any statement of the questions which I felt it my duty to put to her under these circumstances. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

The scholar, whose days were spent among books, felt himself within hail of the pomp of life. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

He was supposed to have gone for a fortnight’s cruise round the west coast, and, therefore, no anxiety would be felt by his family if they did not hear from him at once. The Vengeance of Larose by Arthur Gask [1939]

Andrew Lang Will you be off at once?’ So he was frightened and went out; but he felt quite faint, and trembled and shook, and his knees and legs began to give way under him. The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Elizabeth Gaskell The mother carried her off only half satisfied, and Philip felt that he must try and collect his scattered wits, and be more alive to the occasion. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

Arthur Machen I felt altogether stranger than I’ve ever felt before or since. A Fragment of Life by Arthur Machen

D. H. Lawrence They sensed in her curious impertinence, an easy, sterile impertinence towards the things THEY felt most. The Princess by D. H. Lawrence [1925]

But I felt that I had no right to share their intercourse. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

He felt quite grateful to them, in his priggish way — their management in this matter had been so eminently satisfactory. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

I felt that having endeavoured to escape danger, I had fallen into its very mouth. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier

H. G. Wells He felt he was winning and enlarging Von Barheim. The lucidity of Mr. Parham and the magnetism of the Lord Paramount made indeed an irresistible combination. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

He felt miserably that he had an unfair advantage of the others. The Far Islands by John Buchan [1899]

The queen had just regained her chamber, and d’Artagnan was about to retire, when he felt his shoulder lightly touched. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

I felt a shock, first of surprise, and then of wildest recollection. The Old Stone House and other stories by Anna Katharine Green

G. K. Chesterton I felt that London was already too large and loose a thing to be a city in the sense of a citadel. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

Whatever my powers — feminine or the contrary — God had given them, and I felt resolute to be ashamed of no faculty of his bestowal. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

Ford Madox Ford He shouted in the ear of the Corporal: ‘Duckett! Go and dig out Duckett! At the double!’ He knelt and felt along the boy’s back. A Man Could Stand Up by Ford Madox Ford [1926]

Over all brooded that great stillness which they had felt in their cell, and interpreted as the silence of desolation. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

Andrew Lang The Queen felt that she had really come to the end of her misfortunes at last, and they all lived happily ever after. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Robert Louis Stevenson But if he had no fine sense of poetry in letters, he felt with a deep joy the poetry of life. Collected Essays by Robert Louis Stevenson

He looked and looked, till he felt more than common curiosity to know what could communicate so unanimous a will, so general a festivity, to so many different people. I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni

Anna Katherine Green Did you mean that, sir?” “I meant nothing; but I felt sure you had not told all you could about that fatal ten minutes. Dark Hollow by Anna Katherine Green

E. Phillips Oppenheim He felt that there was something behind the other’s reticence, but he was beginning to learn the habit of patience in dealing with his guardians. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

Kenneth Grahame Yet I felt confident that somehow, at some time, sooner or later, I was destined to arrive. Dream Days by Kenneth Grahame

As I did so the needle of the compass went round and round with exceeding swiftness, and I felt a shock that ran through my whole frame, so that I dropped the saucer on the floor. The Haunted and the Haunters by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1859]

The principal constituents of the skeleton, and the changes of form of contracting muscles, may be felt through one’s own skin. Science and Education by Thomas Henry Huxley

I only know that I felt a powerful shrinking overwhelm me when she turned her face to me and asked if I were satisfied now. The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green

All my boldness, however, seemed to have dropped away from me, and I felt ashamed that I had followed her in. The Secret of the Sandhills by Arthur Gask [1921]

Henry James But now, as M. de Mauves came toward him he felt abhorrence well up. Madame de Mauves by Henry James [1874]

Wilkie Collins I felt grieved and angry and puzzled, all in one. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Sinclair Lewis For perhaps the first time this past year or so, he felt not just a resigned endurance of her malice, but an active affection, a desire to sacrifice himself to help her. World So Wide by Sinclair Lewis

Then Gervaise felt herself choking, dizzy with anguish, all hopes gone; it seemed to her that everything was ended, even time itself, and that Lantier would return no more. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Arnold Bennett They pattered down the dark steps (now protected with felt roofing) and ran across six feet of exposed yard into what had once been Mrs Nixon’s holy kitchen. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Guy de Maupassant When I was sufficiently close to him, I felt less distrustful. The Peddler (Le Colporteur) by Guy de Maupassant [1900]

And, with my sharpened hearing catching every word with preternatural distinctness, I felt as if, the ring of Gyges on my finger, I had sat invisible at the council of my enemies. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

If he hated de Sigognac mortally, he felt for Isabelle that furious passion which the unattainable is apt to excite in a haughty and violent nature like his, that has never met with resistance. Captain Fracasse by Théophile Gautier [1863]

Arnold Bennett Edwin felt the net closing about him. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

The old lady, her perceptions a little dulled with time and age, and perhaps also her memory, felt somewhat impressed and flattered at the visit. A Tale of Sin by Ellen Wood [1870]

Anne Bronte Mr. Hargrave asked if I felt cold, and shut the door — a very unseasonable piece of officiousness, for I had meditated following the noisy playfellows if they did not speedily return. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte [1848]

Robert Louis Stevenson Perhaps, too, he felt it wiser to keep his convoy within sight. The Story of a Lie by Robert Louis Stevenson

Henry James When they had hustled all sensibility out of their lives they invented the fiction that they felt too much to utter. The Marriages by Henry James [1891]

R. D. Blackmore Also he felt (from the comfort to his feet, and the increasing firmness of his spinal column) that the heavy British guns upon the lower decks had ceased to throb and thunder into his own poor ship. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Sinclair Lewis He, the customary even if not very credulous Baptist, felt at home in this Baptist church. Kingsblood Royal by Sinclair Lewis

H. G. Wells They felt a great friendship for each other. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

But he could see nothing of them, and suddenly all traces of them vanished, and on arriving at La Flèche he felt certain he must have passed them on the road. Chicot the Jester by Alexandre Dumas

Wilkie Collins I felt another pull at my coat-tails. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

E. F. Benson He could not have made a duller suggestion: Dame Catherine Winterglass, Lucia felt sure, would not have touched Government Loans with the end of a barge-pole. Lucia's Progress by E. F. Benson [1935]

Edith Wharton But since he had seen her lips in the lamplight he felt that they were his. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton [1911]

Anthony Trollope He felt at once that he was to be encountered with opposition. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

Sinclair Lewis He must have felt guilty, everybody agreed, for as the train left town, a farmer saw him standing in the vestibule and looking out. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

G. K. Chesterton And they were always fixed on Syme. Syme felt moved to spring up and leap over the balcony. The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton

Willa Cather He did work; if he felt sorry for himself, that was his own affair. O Pioneers! by Willa Cather [1913]

Willa Cather He felt a strong inclination to look her up. Not Under Forty by Willa Cather [1936]

Washington Irving I could see no more — my heart swelled into my throat — my eyes filled with tears — I felt as if I were acting a barbarous part in standing by, and gazing idly on this scene of maternal anguish. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

He felt in a dreamy, almost poetical, frame of mind. Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Frances Hodgson Burnett I should have had to be decently careful because you might have felt shy. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Edith Wharton She felt as if it hid her from him, as if with those remote new eyes of his he were staring into the wall and not at her. The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton [1922]

E. F. Benson He felt he had been quite wrong in ever supposing that Lucia had changed. Lucia in London by E. F. Benson [1927]

I could scarcely eat or drink; but I felt that she loved me a little in return, for I was a fine young fellow, and more than one girl had set her cap at me. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

There was one, however, in the band of conspirators who felt some compunctions of conscience at the part he was acting, and who relieved his bosom by revealing the whole plot to his confessor. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Caroline Lamb Few know how to love:—it is a word which many misuse; but they who have felt it, know that there is nothing to compare with it upon earth. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

H. G. Wells He felt his way into the hall and found the matches, after sending his hat down upon the floor with a noise like a drum. The Stolen Bacillus and other incidents by H. G. Wells [1895]

Edith Wharton Some one, no doubt, was coming to see how he was — to urge him, if he felt better, to go down and join the smokers. The Triumph of Night by Edith Wharton [1916]

The room, though pretty, was small: I felt it confining: I longed for a change. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

Arthur Conan Doyle When Kate took to immuring herself in her room he felt that it was time for him to interfere. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Lucy Maud Montgomery Anne felt that she could not have borne it if she had not been going to the concert, for nothing else was discussed that day in school. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

George Gissing Regarding her, Everard felt a nobility in her countenance which amply justified all he had ever felt and said. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

Anthony Trollope But what must be her opinion as to the whole transaction? At the present moment she felt herself bound to think that this missing document would be found. Cousin Henry by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Wilkie Collins His mind was disturbed: he felt the importance of gaining time for reflection before he and Emily met again. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

Wilkie Collins Our longest separation was when her mother took her to Limmeridge. Just at that time I lost my husband, and I felt it was as well, in that miserable affliction, that Anne should not be in the house. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Arthur Conan Doyle I felt it all in a flush, but shy and backward as I was, I could do nothing but flatten out the sacking for her. The Great Shadow by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

It is, indeed, ‘mine’ only as it is felt as mine, and ‘yours’ only as it is felt as yours. Essays in Radical Empiricism by William James

Guy de Maupassan He found the door ajar, went in, and at the same moment he felt two soft arms thrown round him. The Carnival of Love by Guy de Maupassan

Rafael Sabatini A red mist rose at last before them; he felt a tightening at the throat. The Plague of Ghosts by Rafael Sabatini

Anthony Trollope But of this the squire neither felt or knew anything. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Anna Katherine Green But not the romance of their errand, or the anxiety which both felt as to its ultimate fulfilment. Dark Hollow by Anna Katherine Green

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu You would have sworn that the melancholy and agitation of her looks, and the slightly quickened movement of her breathing, were those of a person who felt that the hour of her fate had come. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

Edith Wharton You’re thinking of what we felt that day we first saw her in London. Many a poor devil has sold his soul as the result of such a first sight! Well, I sold her instead. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

Never in her life had she felt so agitated, so incapable of sound and sober thought. The Silent Chimes by Ellen Wood

Is there anyone who has ever written so much as a love letter in which he felt that he had said exactly what he intended? A writer falsifies himself both intentionally and unintentionally. New Words by George Orwell

Rude disappointment, sharp cross! At first the eager girl would not believe in the change, though she saw and felt it. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

Agnes felt quite sure that if it ever occurred to herself to do such a thing she would go straight to hell. Studies in Love and Terror by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

Ann Radcliffe Adeline felt her spirits relieved by the disclosure she had made to Madame La Motte; and the latter acknowledged the value of the confidence, by an increase of affectionate attentions. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

E. Phillips Oppenheim When I have kissed you, for instance, I have always felt that I ought to tell Audrey—if she would not mind. The Strange Boarders of Palace Crescent by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Sinclair Lewis If in Paul’s company he felt ponderous and protective, with McKelvey he felt slight and adoring. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

At first I felt inclined to take a cab, but on second thoughts I changed my mind, and putting up my umbrella strode along in the direction of St. Martin’s church. My Strangest Case by Guy Boothby [1901]

The marriage had the effect which I felt sure it must have — it has divided us two most completely; but if it has made him happy, I have no reason to complain. Milly Darrell by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1873]

I was going to pass them with a nod, for I felt a bad headache coming on, and was disinclined for company, when Larose smiled and beckoned to me. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

His even breathing, felt rather than heard, as he dropped asleep against her shoulder, surrounded Hester with the atmosphere of peace and comfort which his father had broken earlier in the day. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

H. G. Wells I felt that I could not wait for the filling of Lord Roberts B, that I must hunt her up and see her soon. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

Gertrude Stein As she remarked afterwards, I felt just like a prima donna. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]