Phrases with "forms"

What do you know about ‘huge and mighty forms that do not live/Like living men’? Power, power, it’s dying in you, and you don’t hunger to feel it live. Shadows of Ecstasy by Charles Williams

John Lewis Burckhard It forms nearly a cube of sixteen feet, the top being a little narrower than the base; the lower part is hollowed into a small sepulchral cave with a low door; but the upper part of the mass is solid. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

William Cowper And the fairer forms That cultivation glories in, are His. He sets the bright procession on its way, And marshals all the order of the year. The Task by William Cowper [1785]

Edith Wharton It’s one of the commonest forms of hallucination. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

Rudyard Kipling One forms itself into a globe of pale flame that waits shivering with eagerness till we sweep by. Actions and Reactions by Rudyard Kipling [1909]

All the passions and all the tastes I have had have been simply disguised forms of those three desires. Mademoiselle de Maupin by Théophile Gautier [1835]

Henry James Her uncle had a great fund of answers, though her pressure sometimes came in forms that puzzled him. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

It is a noble looking place, having a portico of stately white columns, which, as the mansion stands high, with a background of dark woods, forms a beautiful object in the landscape. Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope

The story of his adventures in the New World forms one of the most remarkable pages in the history of man. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Virginia Woolf The forms of great black trees rose massively in front of her. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

Baldwin Spencer There are various forms of the Nurtunja, the principal ones of which are represented in the figures illustrating the Engwura ceremony. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

It forms scenes and stories; it puts questions, and answers them itself, all the time believing that the responses come from those whom it interrogates. The Life of Petrarch by Thomas Campbell

Sir Walter Scott As it was, his station is amongst those a certain brilliant portion of whose life forms a remarkable contrast to all which precedes and all which follows it. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

The domes and cupolas raise their rounded forms like a giant’s breasts or the skulls of Titans. The islets formed by houses and palaces appear through shadowy or luminous openings. Mademoiselle de Maupin by Théophile Gautier [1835]

Thomas Wolfe I think these forms are dying, and must die, just as I know that America and the people in it are deathless, undiscovered, and immortal, and must live. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

If neo-Kantism has expelled earlier forms of dualism, we shall have expelled all forms if we are able to expel neo-kantism in its turn. Essays in Radical Empiricism by William James

Mark Twain Within ten seconds he was so tangled up in a maze of mutilated verbs and torn and bleeding forms of speech that no human ingenuity could ever have gotten him out of it with credit. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

They do not cross over into poetry as do most of the other forms of the ghostly art. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

The two highest groups of the Annulosa, the Insecta and the Arachnida, are represented in the Coal, either by existing genera, or by forms differing from existing genera in quite minor peculiarities. Geological contemporaneity and persistent types of life by Thomas Henry Huxley

This element of propitiation and cajoling has much in common with the crasser forms of worship — if not in historical derivation, at least in actual psychological content. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

The same instant those tall forms strode from the darkness in front Mary had slipped, swift and noiseless as the shadow of a cat, into the darkness behind her. Demi-Gods by James Stephens

I was convinced that this man of forms and ceremonies and fanatical royalism was perfectly heartless. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

Rudyard Kipling Being a wise man, he went away, and the forms were silent and a little frightened. Stalky & Co. by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

The nymphæa, lotus or water-lily, forms rafts of verdure; and the stream-banks bear the calabash, the palmyra, the oil-palm, and the papyrus. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

In the common Pea the lateral branches alone contract, and not the central stem; and with most plants, such as the Vine, Passiflora, Bryony, the basal portion never forms a spire. The Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants by Charles Darwin

H. G. Wells In all previous forms of war, both by land and sea, the losing side was speedily unable to raid its antagonist’s territory and the communications. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

These forms are incorrect unless the relative pronoun has been used previously in the sentence. Write it Right by Ambrose Bierce [1909]

It is the “new birth from above,” in the light of which religious forms seem of least importance. The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns [1906]

Edith Wharton Of course each human agglomeration, down to the smallest village, had its local idioms, its own range of allusions, its stock of jokes and forms of irony. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

H.P. Lovecraft There too were forms and fantasies more splendid than any I had ever known; the visions of young poets who died in want before the world could learn of what they had seen and dreamed. The White Ship by H.P. Lovecraft [1919]

E. F. Benson It begins, in point of time, nearly at the end, the original narrator drops completely out, and the actual narrator, whose story forms the bulk of the book, tells it to him. Charlotte Bronte by E. F. Benson [1932]

Watkin Tench A rank flavour forms the principal objection to it. A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson by Watkin Tench

Thomas Love Peacock The pass was bordered on both sides by perpendicular rocks, broken into the wildest forms of fantastic magnificence. Headlong Hall by Thomas Love Peacock

Algernon Blackwood Nor did he see one side only; he saw the backs of the towering forms as easily as the portion facing him; he saw behind them. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

It is granted that all the forms of what is called puerperal fever may not be, and probably are not, equally contagious or infectious. The Contagiousness of Puerperal Fever by Oliver Wendell Holmes

Henry Handel Richardson Under the round white moon, the lorry was strewn with the forms of sleeping children. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

Adam Lindsay Gordon Bright hues and shapes intertwisted, Fair forms and rich colours; — now They have flown — if e’er they existed — It matters not why or how. Poems by Adam Lindsay Gordon

John Morley Frederick now in his turn abandoned the forms of politeness, and the renowned episode of Frankfort took place. Voltaire by John Morley

Arthur Conan Doyle Setting aside these entirely new forms of life, the plateau was very rich in known prehistoric forms, dating back in some cases to early Jurassic times. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

William Cowper What longest binds the closest, forms secure The shapely side, that as it rises takes By just degrees an overhanging breadth, Sheltering the base with its projected eaves. The Task by William Cowper [1785]

H. G. Wells That, indeed, is the chief superiority of idle love-making over other more prevalent forms of idleness and self-indulgence; it does at least bear its proper label. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

He was essentially an oratorical poet; but unfortunately the only forms of verse ready to his hand were lyrical forms; so that his genius never found a full scope for its powers. Landmarks in Literature--French by Lytton Strachey

Every traveller almost forms a different opinion, and frequently the very opposite estimate, respecting the strangers amongst whom he is sojourning. Travels in Morocco by James Richardson

One forgets civilized forms in this, out-of-the-way place. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

Mark Twain One of the commonest forms of madness is the desire to be noticed, the pleasure derived from being noticed. What is Man? and other essays by Mark Twain

Bronislaw Malinowski The problem of the social forms of family life still presents some obscurities. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

Francis Bacon These, indeed, nature of herself supplies sparingly, but what she may do when her folds have been shaken out, and after the discovery of forms and processes and configurations, time will show. The New Organon by Francis Bacon [1620]

Abraham Merri They may have gone far in the mastery of certain universal forms of energyespecially that we call light. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

Arnold Bennett It was only a small balloon, as balloons are measured, but it seemed monstrous as it wavered over the human forms that were agitating themselves beneath it. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

She has appeared in the various forms of literature, in Elizabethan drama, in Gothic romance, in modern poetry, the novel and the short story, and is very much alive to-day. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

It was, in fact, one of the exceptional forms of enterprise inspired in this country by the native prince. An impossible ideal by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1903]

In two other more hazardous forms of excitement he was by temperament disposed to seek refuge. Robert Burns by John Campbell Shairp [1879]

James Clerk Maxwell To exhibit illustrative experiments, to encourage others to make them, and to cultivate in every way the ideas on which they throw light, forms an important part of our duty. Five of Maxwell’s Papers by James Clerk Maxwell

Olaf Stapledon The innermost of the vital layers must be a kind of digestive apparatus which transmutes the crude radiation into forms required for the maintenance of the star’s life. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Benjamin Disraeli On a mat, covered with irons, lies the forlorn Conrad. The flitting flame of a solitary lamp hardly reveals the heavy bars of the huge grate that forms the entrance to its cell. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

H. G. Wells He felt invisible forms about him; his arms were gripped. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

John Lewis Burckhard E. It forms one range with the peak of Koly, which branches of from hence, N.E. b. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

Charles Dudley Warner The mother, brought up an Episcopalian, conformed to the religious forms and worship of her husband, but she was never in sympathy with his rigid views. Washington Irving by Charles Dudley Warner

Baldwin Spencer Other forms are represented on Plate VIII., from which a good general idea of the colour scheme and decoration of these armlets can be gained. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Of all the forms offered to us by life it is the one demanding a couple to realize it fully, which is the most imperative. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

And Azízeh was childless, a sad reproach in these lands, where progeny forms a man’s wealth and a woman’s honour. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

But for non-Russian readers, Turgenev’s Russia is but a canvas on which the incomparable artist of humanity lays his colours and his forms in the great light and the free air of the world. Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad [1921]

His thought was bold; but he lived in a time when the mildest speculation was fraught with danger; and he says what he has to say in the shifting and ambiguous forms of jest and allegory. Landmarks in Literature--French by Lytton Strachey

William Morris Two forms of invitation to the annual gatherings of The Hammersmith Socialist Society on Jan. 30, 1892, and Feb. 11, 1893. The Art and Craft of Printing by William Morris [1902]

Anthony Trollope No river on the face of the globe forms a highway for the produce of so wide an extent of agricultural land. North America by Anthony Trollope

Charles Dickens Through miles of these delightful forms and colours, the road winds its way. Pictures from Italy by Charles Dickens [1846]

George Meredith She went through the same forms each day, at the usual hours of the day, and Jane, though she would have felt the apathetic doltishness of the woman less, felt how hard it must be for him to bear. Celt and Saxon by George Meredith [1910]

Bronislaw Malinowski Nevertheless, elopement occurs pretty often and has its fixed forms of legalization. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

William Makepeace Thackeray There was still darkness round me; but the hollows of the vaults gleamed with a red light, and showed me the strange and hideous forms of their building. The Paris Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1840]

George Meredith She forms an agreeable picture when she is rowing, and possesses a musical laugh. The Gentleman of Fifty and the Damsel of Nineteen by George Meredith

The excellent Mrs. Marsh had not arrived at that point; what some people call the “stilted” forms and phrases of fifty or almost a hundred years earlier clung to her still. The English Novel by George Saintsbury [1913]

Andrew Lang Vague words! but ah, how hard to frame In matter-moulded forms of speech, Or ev’n for intellect to reach Thro’ memory that which I became. Alfred Tennyson by Andrew Lang

Arthur Conan Doyle I could testify that it was full of strange creatures, and I had seen several land forms of primeval life which we had not before encountered. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

Slender, quick darting forms crossed my path at intervals, sleek mink, that fled like shadows at my step, wiry weasels and fat muskrats, hurrying onward to some tryst or killing. The Maker of Moons by Robert W. Chambers

Lady Morgan It seemed to his heated brain as though he still pursued those fine and striking forms which almost appeared but the phantoms of fancy’s creation. The Wild Irish Girl by Lady Morgan [1806]

Anthony Trollope Cæsar during his whole life had been learning that no good could come to any one from an effete Senate, or from republican forms which had lost all their salt. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Ralph Waldo Emerson Nature is a sea of forms radically alike and even unique. Nature by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1836]

John Lewis Burckhard The perpendicular cliff forms its protection above, and the access from below is by a narrow path, so steep as not to allow of a horse mounting it. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

Robert Louis Stevenson I am at a pitch of discontent with fiction in all its form — or my forms — that prevents me being able to be even interested. Vailima Letters by Robert Louis Stevenson

Thomas Hardy But its cunning, even where not obscured by dilapidation, is now wasted on the solitary forms of a few wild badgers, rabbits, and hares. A Changed Man by Thomas Hardy [1913]

David Hume This forms their very nature or essence. An Enquiry into the Principles of Morals by David Hume

Mark Twain They are all forms of self-contentment, self-gratification, but the names so disguise them that they distract our attention from the fact. What is Man? and other essays by Mark Twain

Wilkie Collins His son is impervious to all common forms of pecuniary temptation. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

He dared to liken the forms of gods to those of men. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

Miles Franklin There was even a time when father spoke of filling in the free forms for our attendance there. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

Edmund Burke Such in reality is the National Assembly; and such governments, I admit, do exist in the world, though, in forms infinitely more suitable to the local and habitual circumstances of their people. Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke [1790]

Thomas Hobbes The forms of speech by which the passions are expressed are partly the same and partly different from those by which we express our thoughts. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

On the various forms of the name, which have never yet been satisfactorily explained, see Mullenhoff, ZsfdA. xii, 299, 413; xv, 313; and Bohnenberger, PB. Beit. xxiv, 221–231. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

G. K. Chesterton In its lower forms the thing becomes a most unmilitary trick of announcing the victory before one has gained it. George Bernard Shaw by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

John Lewis Burckhard Medina is divided into the interior town, and the suburbs; the interior forms an oval, of about two thousand eight hundred paces in total circuit, ending in a point. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

Maria Edgeworth When among these forms of kings and heroes who had ceased to be, I beheld the Black Prince, lance couched, vizor down, with the arms he wore at Cressy and Poictiers, my enthusiasm knew no bounds. Harrington by Maria Edgeworth

H.P. Lovecraft Though their senses could penetrate all material barriers, their substance could not; and certain forms of electrical energy could wholly destroy them. The Shadow Out of Time by H.P. Lovecraft [1935]

Andrew Lang If Mr. Clodd means, by ‘snakes,’ fantastic hallucinations of animals, these amounted to 25, as against 830 representing human forms of persons recognised, unrecognised, living or dead. The Making of Religion by Andrew Lang

George Gissing He began to be aware that he had not breakfasted,—a physical uneasiness added to the various forms of disquiet from which his mind was suffering. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

George Gissing One of the million forms of jealousy fretted her, and jealousy is cruel. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

I expect they’ve quite forgotten us and are absorbed in mapping out some new forms of punishment for their boys. The Jest of Life by Arthur Gask [1936]

Rudyard Kipling Go on, Beetle — from ‘jugurtha tamen’— and, if you can, avoid the more flagrant forms of guessing. Stalky & Co. by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Of both of these systems it forms part, and may be regarded, indeed, as one of their points of intersection. The Meaning of Truth by William James

Walter Crane One kept to large, bold, and simple forms — water-lilies and broad leaves, swans, scallop shells, and zigzag borders. Line and Form by Walter Crane [1900]

Walter Scott Of this the punishment arising from the Deity abandoning Ahab to his own devices, and suffering him to be deceived by a lying spirit, forms a striking instance. Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft by Walter Scott [1831]

Edith Wharton Yet this was but an underlying element in the instinctive delight of the people in the outward forms of their religion. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

Jules Verne Long lines of dark-red clay decorated the walls in characters that strove to reproduce the forms of men and serpents, the latter better imitated, of course, than the former. Five Weeks in a Balloon by Jules Verne [1869]

The book thus acquired a precision of form and manner which commends it to the French school of criticism rather than to lovers of English humour in its ampler forms and more flowing moods. Dickens by Adolphus William Ward [1882]

Henry James And yet, at the same time, he kept up the usual forms with the girl whom in his heart he had renounced. The Path Of Duty by Henry James [1884]

George Gissing Having stood alone within the garret for a few minutes, she called to the men, who, on entering, looked with curiosity at dust-covered forms in clay and in marble. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

Elizabeth Gaskell Mary loved another! That idea would rise uppermost in his mind, and had to be combated in all its forms of pain. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

With a turn of the knob it opened, showing me the mob of shouting boys and the forms of two gentlemen awaiting admittance on the door-step. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green

And yet literary creation being only one of the legitimate forms of human activity has no value but on the condition of not excluding the fullest recognition of all the more distinct forms of action. Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad [1921]

Olaf Stapledon First, both in the light and in the dark field, there moved unrecognizable shadowy forms and occasional colours. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Watkin Tench It forms their constant recreation. A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson by Watkin Tench

Francis Bacon Nor can we have much hope of discovering the consents of things before the discovery of forms and simple configurations. The New Organon by Francis Bacon [1620]

Yet history in its simple forms is one of the most spontaneous of human achievements. Gibbon by James Cotter Morison [1878]

Isabella Bird It is the noxious forms of animated life which are abundant. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Bram Stoker What shall any man say of his pleasure at meeting Van Helsing? Sir, I make no apology for dropping all forms of conventional prefix. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

Anthony Trollope Every difficulty would be smoothed and every danger dispelled if he would only say that he would marry the girl as quickly as the legal forms would allow. An Eye for an Eye by Anthony Trollope [1879]

John Lewis Burckhard The Wady Shinterab forms a very large torrent during the rainy season; it is at least three hundred yards broad, and about twelve feet deep. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

Marston touched his hat, and said — “I don’t stand on forms with you, doctor, and you, I know, will waive ceremony with me. The Evil Guest by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Walter Scott His title of a barbarian, placed him at once free from the forms of civilized life, and the rules of artificial politeness. Count Robert of Paris by Walter Scott [1832]

The better, the shorter, the easier forms are constantly gaining the upper hand, and they owe their success to their own inherent virtue. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

T. E. Lawrence It was too dark, and the forms of the country were too neutral, to hold my heavy-lashed, peering eyes. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

D. H. Lawrence And as for the Italian good-nature, it forms a sound and unshakeable basis nowadays for their extortion and self-justification and spite. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

H. G. Wells This phase of tacit acquiescence was, however, only temporary, until the opposition could gather itself into new forms and phases and discover methods of organization. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Oscar Wilde He explained forms of labour and forms of saving labour. Arts and Crafts by Oscar Wilde [1888]

John Morley It was he who conveyed to his generation in a multitude of forms the consciousness at once of the power and the rights of human intelligence. Voltaire by John Morley

W. H. Hudson It fixes the attention at once, appearing like a splendid gem, for which the airy bird-body, with its graceful curves and soft tints, forms an appropriate setting. Idle Days in Patagonia by W. H. Hudson

It multiplied tenfold the changing forms and shadows of the place, by its wavering uncertainty. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

Wilkie Collins Even the few forms he gives me will find two half-starved women in housekeeping money for a week. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

H. P. Lovecraf In 1830 Scott published his Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft, which still forms one of our best compendia of European witch-lore. Supernatural Horror in Literature by H. P. Lovecraf

H. G. Wells And it takes two forms in its expression just according as intelligent meanness or unintelligent prejudice prevails in their minds. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

Walter Crane I mentioned certain simple geometric forms common to nature and art. Line and Form by Walter Crane [1900]

George Gissing These persons never shook hands, and indeed dispensed, as a rule, with all forms of civility. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

Robert Green Ingersoll Dr. Draper, one of the world’s greatest scientists, says that ice water is healthy, and that it has done away with many of the low forms of fever in the great cities. The Ghosts and other lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Louis Pasteur The following is Cohn’s formula: This liquid, the author says, has a feeble acid reaction and forms a perfectly clear solution. The physiological theory of fermentation by Louis Pasteur

Thomas Hardy Is it like cudgel playing or other sportful forms of bloodshed? I don’t want to go, thank you, Mister Fairway, and no offence. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

She stood alone under that mighty portico with its vast shadowy forms of winged lions in shining stone black as jet. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

Ivan Turgenev I desired only her affection, I desired to gain her confidence, her respect, which, we are assured by persons of experience, forms the surest basis for happiness in marriage. The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other stories by Ivan Turgenev

Oscar Wilde Those of whose lives it forms the dominant note will always seem to the world to be pure visionaries. Intentions by Oscar Wilde [1891]

Bronislaw Malinowski About twenty-three of the forty-nine statements, all which are explicit and reliable, assert the existence of both these forms amongst the tribes they deal with. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

Charles Kingsley Now, of such monstrous forms of idols, the records in Greece are very few and very ancientrelics of an older worship, and most probably of an older race. The Stage as it was Once by Charles Kingsley

We shall see later that certain features in the surviving forms of the Sword Dance also point in this direction. From Ritual to Romance by Jessie L. Weston [1920]

This hook, the lateral petioles being directed a little upwards; forms an excellent grappling apparatus, by which the leaves readily become entangled with surrounding objects. The Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants by Charles Darwin

Thus the third essay, That Politics may be reduced to a Science, defends that thesis, and dwells on the importance of forms of government. Hume by Thomas Henry Huxley [1879]

She forms a real jungle, where all things are provisional, half-fitted to each other, and untidy. Memories and Studies by William James

George MacDonald Suddenly I was aware that our forms had gone from the mirror, which seemed full of a white mist. Lilith by George MacDonald

H. G. Wells Some of these American fellows, I think, don’t want to bump hard and good against religious persecution — that can take ugly forms in a land of lynching journalism. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

Arthur Conan Doyle Many of the marine forms are of surpassing loveliness, and others so grotesque in their horror that they are like the images of delirium and of a danger such as no land animal can rival. The Maracot Deep by Arthur Conan Doyle [1929]

Joseph Furphy I aimed for the sounds, and, after running against a loose horse, feeding leisurely on the grass, I distinguished through the hot, stagnant darkness the approaching forms of three men riding abreast. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

Alexander Pope Pretty! in amber to observe the forms Of hairs, or straws, or dirt, or grubs, or worms! 170 The things, we know, are neither rich nor rare, But wonder how the devil they got there. Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot by Alexander Pope [1735]

D. H. Lawrence Indeed the two forms of consciousness, mental and vertebral, are mutually exclusive. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Walter Scott Of this the traditionary story of Sir Godfrey Macculloch forms a curious example. The Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border by Walter Scott [1802-1803]

This forms one permanent inferiority of pluralism from the pragmatic point of view. The Meaning of Truth by William James

Theodore Dreiser He had learned from association with Mr. Comiskey that there were other forms of contracting — sewers, water-mains, gas-mains, street-paving, and the like. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Watkin Tench They are sociable animals and unite in droves, sometimes to the number of fifty or sixty together; when they are seen playful and feeding on grass, which alone forms their food. A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson by Watkin Tench

H. G. Wells Strange! the very forms and texture of the stones were strange. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

In fact, their persistence in getting between him and the solid forms of the everyday material world had driven Renouard to call on his friend at the office. The Planter of Malata by Joseph Conrad [1915]

In a second species of the same genus a terminal scale forms a minute horn on the summit of the flexible appendage; and in a third species (see C. stoddartii, fig. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Willa Cather Physical energy was the thing he was full to the brim of, and music was one of its natural forms of expression. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Jules Verne It was evidently a hard, impenetrable body, and not the soft substance that forms the bodies of the great marine mammalia. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

Victor Hugo All the wild forms of hateful passions went and came in the intellect of this ferocious being. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Two forms flashed, running across his field of vision, and a moment later he heard the door within the deep porch flung open. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

Anthony Trollope She forms her opinion from the things around her, and is, in regard to domestic life, and to her neighbours, and to the conduct of people with whom she lives, almost invariably right. The Fixed Period by Anthony Trollope

Thus, like the artist, from outward forms of beauty she drew forth the covert types, lending to things the most familiar exquisite meanings unconceived before. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

H. G. Wells I acquired a number of mental tools at that time; I exercised my mind upon words and phrases and forms of thought. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

H. G. Wells There are many other conceivable forms of interception and monopolisation. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

Baldwin Spencer Amongst the objects which lend themselves most to the display of decorative art are various forms of baskets. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Arnold Bennett And condemned without even the forms of justice! Half a word (in the right tone) might ruin any of them. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

It forms the ligaments which bind the whole frame-work together. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

Olaf Stapledon The forms of the constellations changed. Death into Life by Olaf Stapledon

Edgar Allan Poe In others again it forms a prominent and distinctive feature of character, and is rendered palpably evident in its excesses. Criticism by Edgar Allan Poe

Oscar Wilde Veil after veil of thin dusky gauze is lifted, and by degrees the forms and colours of things are restored to them, and we watch the dawn remaking the world in its antique pattern. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

The ‘revolutionary’ forms of speech were dropping out of use. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

Richard Burton Outside the gate my friends took a final leave of me, and I will not deny having felt a tightening of heart as their honest faces and forms faded in the distance. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Sigmund Freud This forms chapter X of Selected Papers on Hysteria, p. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Algernon Blackwood It is quite incomprehensible to those who have never experienced it, and is a curious proof that time and space are merely forms of thought. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

The lava that had streamed from them forms a sort of island in the plain. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

H.P. Lovecraft Between us and the churning vapors of the west lay that monstrous tangle of dark stone towers, its outre and incredible forms impressing us afresh at every new angle of vision. At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft [1931]

Anthony Trollope It was Cæsar’s intention to carry out his will with such compliance with the forms of the Republic as might suit him, but in utter disregard to all such forms when they did not suit him. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Unfortunately, it is indescribable; as in the fantastic forms of the clouds, every one sees some different creation of his fancy in these stupendous masses. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

George Gissing He showed much ingenuity in varying the forms of menaced punishment. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

H. G. Wells Then at three or four points on the edge of the sulphurous area appeared the grotesque forms of the Beast People hurrying towards us. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells [1896]

Jean-Jacques Rousseau But all this forms a new subject that is far too vast for my narrow scope. The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Virginia Woolf It forms on the roof of the mind and falls into pools beneath. The Waves by Virginia Woolf [1931]

Edith Wharton And I don’t suppose I care as much as a man would — a lawyer especially — about the forms that ought to be observed. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

Benjamin Disraeli The golden and amber vapors fell into forms that to the eye of the musing Lothair depicted the objects of his frequent meditation. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

As some few of the old and intermediate forms have transmitted to the present day descendants but little modified, these constitute our so-called osculant or aberrant species. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

Edith Wharton But he brought back a touching enthusiasm for the forms of beauty which an old civilization had revealed to him and an apostolic ardour in the cause of their dissemination. The Hermit and the Wild Woman and other stories by Edith Wharton [1908]

George Meredith He was unable to summon or imagine emotion enough for him to simulate the forms by which fair women are wooed to their perdition. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

The more disgusting forms of asceticism he touches with light irony, which is quite as effective as the vehement denunciations of non-Catholic writers. Gibbon by James Cotter Morison [1878]

In each one of these subjects the publication of his views forms a point of departure, and no writer on the history of any one of them could dispense with a lengthened notice of his theories. Locke by Thomas Fowler [1880]

Walter Crane In fact, with such forms as the Persian or Indian palmette, we are dealing with the results of centuries of ornamental evolution, and with emblems immemorially treasured by ancient races. Line and Form by Walter Crane [1900]

Jeremy Bentham We now come to speak of consequences or tendency: an article which forms the concluding link in all this chain of causes and effects, involving in it the materiality of the whole. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

Charles Dickens Then, from behind a distant hill, the noble sun rose up, driving the mists in phantom shapes before it, and clearing the earth of their ghostly forms till darkness came again. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens [1840]

Walter Scott The devil, who commanded the fair sisterhood, being fond of mimicking the forms of the Christian church, used to rebaptize the witches with their blood, and in his own great name. Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft by Walter Scott [1831]

A. E. W. Mason Calder lifted his eyes and looked to his right and his left across glaring sand and barren rocks shaped roughly into the hard forms of pyramids. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

From the terrace that runs round the castle, the view forms the most magnificent panorama that can be imagined. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Nellie Bly Sitting doubled over, Chinamen have their heads shaven back almost to the crown, when a spot about the size of a tiny saucer is left to bear the crop of hair which forms the pig-tail. Around the World in Seventy-Two Days by Nellie Bly [1890]

The European record of the pedigree of the horse stops here; in the American Tertiaries, on the contrary, the series of ancestral equine forms is continued into the Eocene formations. Lectures on Evolution by Thomas Henry Huxley

Robert Louis Stevenson His service to mankind took on forms of which the public knows little and understands less. Memories and Portraits by Robert Louis Stevenson

It forms a singular exception to the habitual caution and vigilance displayed in his military career. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

William Hope Hodgson As I went, I made out the dim forms of many of the other lurking Horrors that peopled those supreme heights. The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson