Phrases with "formation"

It requires training and the formation of right habits of thought with respect to what may be called the physiognomy of goods. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

Wilkie Collins One year’s courtship for the finishing off of her education, and the formation of her constitution — you understand me, for the formation of her constitution. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Anthony Trollope It seemed as though Lady Chiltern’s words had caused the formation of a ring in the midst of which Phineas and Madame Goesler were to renew their acquaintance. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

All this illustrates what has been done for the elucidation of the intimate details of formation of the organs. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

Anthony Trollope Neither the social manners of the people among whom he is wandering, nor the formation of the earth’s crust in those parts, are able to give him that excitement which he requires. Travelling Sketches by Anthony Trollope [1866]

Near Ocotal this unstratified formation is nearly level, excepting where worn into deep gulches by the existing streams. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

George Meredith Words of Titanic formation were hurling in his head at journals and journalists. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

In Cholula, Cortes had the inexpressible satisfaction of meeting Velasquez de Leon, with the hundred and twenty soldiers intrusted to his command for the formation of a colony. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

H. G. Wells For months afterwards, as the photographs show, thousands of them were to be seen sprawling in formation as they fell, just as if their ranks were still waiting to leap again to the attack. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Jules Verne Ainsi s’explique la formation de gisements carbonifères sous toutes les latitudes terestres. Les Indes Noires by Jules Verne [1877]

Henry Handel Richardson As to Mr. Beamish’s idea of the gold giving out, the geological formation of the goldfields rendered that improbable. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

Jules Verne La mer prenait déjà cette teinte sale qui annonce la formation des premiers cristaux. Les Aventures du Capitaine Hatteras by Jules Verne [1864]

I mean the formation of indexes, and more especially of indexes to periodical literature. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

The formation of the temper is the cool work of reason, when, as life advances, she mixes with happy art, jarring elements. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft [1792]

Indeed, this peculiar grassy flat formation suggests the proximity of a river everywhere in Africa; and I felt sure, as afterwards proved true, that a river was not far from us. Journal of a Cruise on the Tanganyika Lake by John Hanning Speke [1864]

Henry James The reason was simply that they had not seen yet The Major Key that fiery-hearted rose as to which we watched in private the formation of petal after petal and flame after flame. The Next Time by Henry James [1895]

Jules Verne We may also say that the rooms were suitably dressed; the wooden walls were hung with skins, in order to prevent the formation upon them of coats of ice in sudden falls of temperature. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

George Eliot For it is of the nature of such temper to interrupt the formation of healthy mental habits, which depend on a growing harmony between perception, conviction, and impulse. Impressions of Theophrastus Such by George Eliot [1878]

Theodore Dreiser The pronunciation of certain syllables gave to her lips this peculiarity of formation — a formation as suggestive and moving as pathos itself. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Anthony Trollope But all this,—this formation of a Ministry, in which the late Solicitor-General was not invited to take a part,—occurred seven years before the commencement of our story. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

All the flints were brought by the visitors, for there is not flint formation in Yuria district. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

Jules Verne Et, à ce propos, Barbicane rapporta à ses amis la singulière opinion de Képler sur la formation de ces cirques. Autour de la Lune by Jules Verne [1870]

The formation mostly stands up either in stiff cones or in long spines and ridges, whose perpendicular wall-like crests are impossible to climb. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

Anatole France Il annonçait le triomphe de la république et l’harmonieuse formation des États-Unis d’Europe. Sa déception serait cruelle, s’il revenait parmi nous. Monsieur Bergeret à Paris by Anatole France

Edmund Burke Let us now turn our eyes to what they have done towards the formation of an executive power. Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke [1790]

The formation above opened and zigzagged, but they were too high to be in much danger. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Leon Trotsky Every day she would spend not less than half an hour at my desk, trying to penetrate into the mystery of the alphabet and the formation of words. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Jules Verne Numerous blackish patches spread on the surface, showing the formation of fresh ice. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

Henry James It would have paid any club in process of formation and in want of a stamp to engage him at a salary to stand in the principal window. The Real Thing by Henry James [1892]

Charles Stur If there was anything interesting about it, it was the remarkable geological formation of the ranges. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

This gypseous or Secondary formation was found to extend, not only over the adjacent hills, but everywhere along the road to Makná. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

H. Rider Haggard While she was speaking the regiment began to move, no longer in a square, but in a formation of companies. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

Jules Verne Des retombées irrégulières, des nervures capricieuses s’appuyaient sur ces colonnes que la nature avait dressées par milliers aux premières époques de la formation du globe. L’Ile Mystérieuse by Jules Verne [1874]

The whole series of fossiliferous stratified rocks must be referred to the last two days; and neither the Carboniferous, nor any other, formation can afford evidence of the work of the third day. Lectures on Evolution by Thomas Henry Huxley

Algernon Blackwood So overwhelming, however, was the sense of the stupendous power involved that, as he phrased it afterwards, it seemed he watched the formation of some mighty sun. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Jules Verne Donc, la Lune avait trouvé en elle seule le principe de sa formation et de sa constitution. Autour de la Lune by Jules Verne [1870]

No more than four years have passed since the formation of the bank began. Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield

They imagined themselves to be in a purely Secondary formation of gypsum and conglomerates, cut by a succession of Wady-beds like the section between El–Muwaylah and ‘Aynúnah. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

Anthony Trollope He had gone headlong among the infernal navvies too quickly to allow of that slow and gradual formation of decent alliances which is all in all to a young man entering life. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

Robert Green Ingersoll He studied the formation of the earth’s crust, explored the deepest mines, ascended the highest mountains, and wandered through the craters of extinct volcanoes. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Jules Verne Thus was formed the nucleus of the “Gun Club.” In a single month after its formation it numbered 1,833 effective members and 30,565 corresponding members. From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne [1867]

Morphology has taught us that it is a series of segments composed of homologous parts, which undergo various modificationsbeneath and through which a common plan of formation is discernible. On the Study of Zoology by Thomas Henry Huxley

Wilkie Collins And, at the same time, I secure a year’s delay, for the formation of her constitution, and the finishing of her accomplishments, and so forth. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Guy de Maupassan The force of habit was covering her life with a layer of resignation similar to the lime-stone formation deposited on objects by certain springs. The History of a Heart by Guy de Maupassan

Now the effect of the generative power is the seed and egg; so that these must be after the formation of the whole. Symposiacs by Plutarch

Benjamin Disraeli Leaning against the trunk of a tree at some little distance, Vivian Grey watched the formation and dissolution of the young Baroness’ levée with lively interest. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

Louis Pasteur This, however, is by no means the case; even in those few fermentations that we have met with in which hydrogen was absent, there was no formation of butylic alcohol. The physiological theory of fermentation by Louis Pasteur

This formation, mostly of limestone, ceases at, or immediately before reaching, the Finke, and then a formation of heavy red sandhills begins. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

We forget how small the area of Europe is compared with the rest of the world; nor have the several stages of the same formation throughout Europe been correlated with perfect accuracy. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

Nor will the closest inspection of a formation give us any idea of the length of time which its deposition may have consumed. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

Sigmund Freud Contact at that one point which offends the censorship now justifies my formation of a composite person, who is characterized by the indifferent features of each. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Charles Dickens It’s in the natural size and formation of a cart to bring it to a fight. Doctor Marigold by Charles Dickens [1865]

Beyond Huesca there were more hills of the same formation as our own, streaked with a pattern of snow which altered day by day. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

Jules Verne On savait maintenant quels systèmes devaient être rejetés, quels admis, sur la formation de cet astre, sur son origine, sur son habitabilité. Autour de la Lune by Jules Verne [1870]

Anthony Trollope The cheek-bones were rather too high for beauty, and the formation of the forehead too massive and heavy: but the eyes, nose, and mouth were perfect. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Richard Burton Bisi’a, the work of some unknown author, explaining the formation of the verb into increased infinities, the quadrilateral verb, &c. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Jules Verne The Doctor, while following Hatteras, was closely following all the peculiarities of the island, and he was further confirmed in his opinion as to its recent formation by the absence of water. The Field of Ice by Jules Verne

Rudyard Kipling Do you give me the touch av your shoulther to presarve my formation an’ march me acrost the ground into the high grass. Soldiers Three by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

At first he had met with success after success, but with no bounds to his ambition his last venture had been the formation of the Cosmopolitan Investment Company with a capital of £2,000,000. The Hangman’s Knot by Arthur Gask [1935]

T. H. Huxley The PROTOZOA. — The Protozoa are represented throughout the whole range of geological series, from the Lower Silurian formation to the present day. Essays by T. H. Huxley

Victor Hugo The formation of the clouds was becoming ominous. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

William Blades The damp air will certainly penetrate, and as the absence of ventilation will assist the formation of mould, the books will be worse off than if they had been placed in open shelves. The Enemies of Books by William Blades [1880]

John Lewis Burckhard Close by are some low hills, where the sands are seen in the state of formation into sand-rock, and presenting all the different gradations between their loose state and the solid stone. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

Jules Verne Ainsi, cette île était de formation récente, et telle elle apparut un jour, telle elle pouvait disparaître un autre, et s’immerger de nouveau au fond de l’Océan. Les Aventures du Capitaine Hatteras by Jules Verne [1864]

Francis Bacon From this source has flowed the fiction of elements, and of their concourse for the formation of natural bodies. The New Organon by Francis Bacon [1620]

Louis Pasteur The solution soon becomes turbid if left in contact with air, in consequence of the spontaneous formation of bacteria. The physiological theory of fermentation by Louis Pasteur

T. E. Lawrence By a skilful turn he drove the Turks into bad ground and split their formation into three parts. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

One can cure oneself of the not ‘un-’ formation by memorizing this sentence: A not unblack dog was chasing a not unsmall rabbit across a not ungreen field. Politics and the English Language by George Orwell

Anthony Trollope Mrs Grantly had but one daughter, and the formation of that child’s character and her establishment in the world had been the one main object of the mother’s life. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

Marcel Prous Son esprit d’une formation si antérieure au mien, était pour moi l’équivalent de ce que m’avait offert la démarche des jeunes filles de la petite bande au bord de la mer. Le Côté de Guermantes by Marcel Prous

Benjamin Disraeli We must deal with the existing, the urgent; and there is nothing more pressing at this moment than the formation of a new government. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

Among others the beautiful Island of Meliora in the South Pacific had been the scene of the sudden formation of a volcano and of a fearful eruption. The Island of Anarchy by E.W [1887]

Next follow those that are constructed for twilight; and, last of all, those destined for total darkness, and whose formation is quite peculiar. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

There was something about the formation of the lower part of his face which was suggestive—though only to my imagination, perhaps—of cool, calculating, unflinching cruelty. Marvels and Mysteries by Richard Marsh

John Galsworthy He glanced up from the formation of a correct judgment on a matter of advertisement when Wilfrid Desert came in. The White Monkey by John Galsworthy

Rudyard Kipling Single file would be the natural formation till tracks were developed or men lived in open country. A Book of Words by Rudyard Kipling [1928]

Jules Verne Non seulement à ses yeux, et quel qu’eût été leur patriotisme, les Crétois n’étaient pas des Grecs, mais ils ne devaient pas même le devenir à la formation définitive du nouveau royaume. L’Archipel en Feu by Jules Verne [1884]

Henry James She was only a young artist in conscientious process of formation and encumbered with a mother still more conscientious than herself. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

The principle of conspicuous waste guides the formation of habits of thought as to what is honest and reputable in life and in commodities. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

Jules Verne Le rapide crépuscule retarda de quelques minutes à peine la formation des ténèbres, et bientôt la terre, qui bornait les horizons de l’est et du nord, se fondit dans la nuit. Les Enfants du Capitaine Grant by Jules Verne [1867-68]

The formation of different languages and of distinct species, and the proofs that both have been developed through a gradual process, are curiously parallel. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

They may be lizards or small birds, or very young mammalia, so complete is the similarity in the mode of formation of the head and trunk in these animals. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

Benjamin Disraeli Lady Annabel watched the progress of her daughter with lively interest, and spared no efforts to assist the formation of her principles and her taste. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

Anatole France Thus also Pythagoras was born, to whose bodily formation his mother, a Salamander, had contributed a thigh of pure gold. At the Sign of the Reine Pédauque by Anatole France

Charles Stur The precipices shewed the lateral formation with the rock split into the finest laminae, terminating in sharp points. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

Charles Stur They were, in fact, wholly different in formation from hills in general. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

Jules Verne Je croyais, dis-je, que la formation de ces îles nouvelles était terminée. Vingt Mille Lieues sous les Mers by Jules Verne [1869-70]

Marcel Prous Le mot Bricq entre dans la formation d’une quantité de noms de lieux de nos environs. Sodome et Gomorrhe by Marcel Prous

Jules Verne This kelp, or berry-plant, is the principal formation of this immense bank. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

Jules Verne Elles sont certainement postérieures à la formation des cratères et des cirques, car plusieurs s’y sont introduites en brisant leurs remparts circulaires. Autour de la Lune by Jules Verne [1870]

G. K. Chesterton But if we look at the actual origin and formation of these books we see that they came from another source and were really designed upon another plan. Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

Willa Cather At sunset the soldiers stood in formation behind it and sang “The Star Spangled Banner” with uncovered heads. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu His jaw is slightly underhung, a formation which heightens the satirical effect of his smile, and, by contrast, marks the depression of his nose. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

We had heard that the judges indulged themselves on the bench in those extraordinary attitudes which, doubtless, some peculiarity of the American formation leads them to find the most comfortable. Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope

Jules Verne Cette hypothèse me conduisit à examiner attentivement la nature du sol, et je me rendis bientôt compte de la succession des phénomènes qui présidèrent à la formation de l’île. Voyage au Centre de la Terre by Jules Verne [1864]

Here the gypsum, ruddy and mauve, white and black, was underlaid by granite in rounded masses; and the Secondary formation is succeeded by the usual red and green traps. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

Sigmund Freud I mean that they are utilized for the dream formation if they are of such a kind that they can be united with the conceptual content of the psychic dream-source, but not otherwise. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Jules Verne New Zealand is, in fact, a formation of recent plutonic origin. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

After skinning this snake I could easily get my head into his mouth, as the singular formation of the jaws admits of wonderful extension. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

Ralph Waldo Emerson Nature has dearly at heart the formation of the speculative man, or scholar. Representative Men by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1850]

H. G. Wells His squadron circled in formation over the aerodrome. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

H.P. Lovecraft Thus, a basis existed for the formation of a fixed type of delusion. The Shadow Out of Time by H.P. Lovecraft [1935]

How far this formation would extend was the question, and what other feature that lay beyond, at which water could be obtained, was a difficult problem to solve. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

I began the formation of the new caravan for exploring Northern Unyamuézi immediately after our arrival, but found it difficult to do things hurriedly. Journal of a Cruise on the Tanganyika Lake by John Hanning Speke [1864]

Jules Verne Le lendemain, 21 avril, Cyrus Smith, accompagné d’Harbert, alla rechercher ces terrains de formation ancienne sur lesquels il avait déjà trouvé un échantillon de minerai. L’Ile Mystérieuse by Jules Verne [1874]

Edgar Rice Burroughs I know that I wandered for a long time, until tired and hungry I came upon a small cave in the face of the limestone formation which had taken the place of the granite farther back. At the Earth’s Core by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1914]

Thomas Hardy The immense lapses of time each formation represented had known nothing of the dignity of man. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

Jules Verne Tout d’abord, ils se rendent au village de Tuahora, après avoir étudié dans quelles conditions s’était formée cette île, — formation commune à toutes celles de l’archipel. L’île à hélice by Jules Verne [1895]

In June 1869, very soon after the formation of my garden, the leaf-cutting ants came down upon it, and at once commenced denuding the young bananas, orange, and mango trees of their leaves. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

H. G. Wells All the conditions of his life favoured the formation of still-larger communities and still-closer interdependence. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Many races have been thus formed, and their manner of formation is closely analogous to that of natural species. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Jules Verne Viti–Levou est reliée à sa voisine du nord, Vanua–Levou, par une barrière sous-marine de récifs, qui émergeait sans doute à l’époque de formation tellurique. L’île à hélice by Jules Verne [1895]

The formation of the country much resembles that of Midian; and the metalliferous veins run from northeast to south-west. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

Jules Verne La pression semble avoir joué un rôle considérable dans la formation des gisements carbonifères. Les Indes Noires by Jules Verne [1877]

Early on March 14th we ascended the Wady el-Káimah, which showed a singular spectacle, and read us another lecture upon the diversity of formation which distinguishes this region. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

The formation of the beautifully moulded lips was a perfect Cupid’s bow. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

Sigmund Freud The common feature in the elements of this composite formation is revealed by the dream-thoughts. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Benjamin Disraeli The Montforts were obliged to go to their castle, a visit the sad necessity of which the formation of a new government, at one time, they had hoped might have prevented. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

Jules Verne The pearl is nothing but a formation deposited in a globular form, either adhering to the oyster-shell or buried in the folds of the creature. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

Francis Bacon So that it is necessary to recur to individual instances, and those in due series and order, as I shall say presently when I come to the method and scheme for the formation of notions and axioms. The New Organon by Francis Bacon [1620]

Whatever was in the womb imperfect, as to her proper work, comes very rarely or never at all to perfection afterward; and the formation of a citizen in the womb of the commonwealth is his education. The Commonwealth of Oceana by James Harrington

Sigmund Freud But according to the theory which I developed in my Interpretation of Dreams such elements as these are not enough for the formation of a dream. Fragment of an Analysis of a Case of Hysteria by Sigmund Freud [1905]

To enable him to do this he must have a very different formation from that of any other known quadruped. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

Jules Verne Un peu de terre végétale recouvrait par endroits ce massif, qui n’était pas de formation madréporique, tels que les attolons de la Malaisie ou les groupes coralligènes du détroit de Torrès. Mistress Branican by Jules Verne [1891]

Jules Verne It must, however, be remarked that the density, or rather specific weight of floating ice, varies considerably according to its mode of formation or origin. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

Thomas Paine Having thus given two instances of the original formation of a constitution, I will show the manner in which both have been changed since their first establishment. The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine [1791]

Stephen Lucius Gwynn The next year, 1806, saw the formation of the Ministry of “All the Talents,” and for a moment it seemed as if Moira would be included. Thomas Moore by Stephen Lucius Gwynn [1905]

Elizabeth Gaskell She was much more inclined to try and elicit some sympathy in her interest in the perils and adventures of the northern seas, than to bend and control her mind to the right formation of letters. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

Jules Verne D’ailleurs, la formation de la houille, c’est-à-dire la minéralisation des forêts enlisées par les déluges, a exigé un temps beaucoup plus considérable. Vingt Mille Lieues sous les Mers by Jules Verne [1869-70]

Arthur Conan Doyle Before proceeding, I took good note of a curious rock formation in the wall by which I could recognize the entrance of the Roman tunnel. Tales of Terror and Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle [1923]

Baldwin Spencer A fair idea of the surface formation of the country can be had from the material of which they are made. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Catherine Helen Spence The general breaking up of the old isolated homes, and the formation of the Associated or Unitary Homes, was due in the first place to the domestic servant difficulty. A Week in the Future by Catherine Helen Spence

H. G. Wells The noises we made came in shambling loose formation — from Scotland and Lancashire and Cockney London. That contrast stuck in my mind and haunted me. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Jules Verne La moindre action mécanique pouvait déterminer la formation d’un cratère dans ses parois faites d’un tuf siliceux et blanchâtre. Les Enfants du Capitaine Grant by Jules Verne [1867-68]