Phrases with "general"

Charlotte Perkins Gilman The older ones, some of them, plunged into study with passion; but their eyes were good and their brains were strong; also their general health. Moving the Mountain by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1911]

Francis Bacon This will preserve borrowing, from any general stop or dryness. The Essays by Francis Bacon [1601]

Rudyard Kipling After all these years, too!” “A general crush is so mixedhighways and hedges — all that sort of thing — and no one can answer for one’s best friends. Traffics and Discoveries by Rudyard Kipling [1904]

Chance favoured him to a degree he did not himself expect, for he had in general found but few proselytes, and those few but cold in the cause. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

George MacDonald He took it all good-humouredly, until one of them, who was an ill-conditioned fellow, began to tease old Diamond by poking him roughly in the ribs, and making general game of him. At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald

Willa Cather The general signal for breakfast was the smell of doughnuts frying. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

Thomas Hardy It was the general rendezvous and arena of the surrounding village. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy [1879]

His person was known to almost everybody in London, and his long absence and the rumours of strange adventures in Eastern Europe had made him an object of general curiosity. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

As soon as the rising broke out the organized town workers replied by calling a general strike and then by demanding — and, after a struggle, getting — arms from the public arsenals. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

H. G. Wells Its general problem is vastly simple, though its individual variations are infinite. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Henry James He saw people, along the Marina, take this liberty with other resting presences; but his own struck them perhaps in general as either of too grim or just of too dingy a vicinage. The Bench of Desolation by Henry James [1909]

But such secret interruptions did not interfere with the general conversation, which turned at first upon the Rosenberg crisis. Shadows of Ecstasy by Charles Williams

Henry James That sex, as a general thing, disapproved of her proceedings during the last few months, held that she was making Joscelind Bernardstone suffer too cruelly. The Path Of Duty by Henry James [1884]

This was the general interpretation which Lord Arglay allowed to arise. Many Dimensions by Charles Williams [1931]

H. G. Wells In general terms, at least, I understand him, but he does not understand me in any way at all. A Modern Utopia by H. G. Wells [1905]

H. G. Wells Blasphemy and the bold and successful discussion of general ideas had already proved very sustaining to my self respect in the drapery emporium. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Edith Wharton Let’s begin with Aage. Do any of you SEE Mr. Dobree as Aage?” This was dismissed with a general shout of incredulity. The Children by Edith Wharton [1928]

Oliver Goldsmith However, upon our advancing to salute him, he returned our greeting with the most apparent candour; and after a short time, his presence served only to encrease the general good humour. The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith

Finally, in general character, Richardson seems to have been a respectable person of rather feminine temperament and, though good-natured to his friends, endowed with a feminine spitefulness. The English Novel by George Saintsbury [1913]

He ordered a general enrolment of the citizens, and called in levies from the neighbouring towns, — a call not very promptly answered. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Thomas Hardy Your eyes seem heavy, Eustacia.” “No, it is my general way of looking. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Leslie Stephen There was naturally a certain free-masonry amongst the Catholics allied by fellow-feeling under the general antipathy. Alexander Pope by Leslie Stephen [1880]

He also wrote a quantity of poetry, which, notwithstanding some good passages, is as a general rule dull and pompous. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

H.P. Lovecraft Kienze and I usually slept at different times; and it was during my sleep, about 5 A.M., July 4, that the general mutiny broke loose. The Temple by H.P. Lovecraft [1920]

Anthony Trollope That feeling of over-due bills, of bills coming due, of accounts overdrawn, of tradesmen unpaid, of general money cares, is very dreadful at first; but it is astonishing how soon men get used to it. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

H. G. Wells He faced his fleet in line abreast south, had the drachenflieger manned and held ready to cast loose, and ordered a general ascent into the freezing clearness above the wet and darkness. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

Leslie Stephen Troy and her sons may find a general grave, But thou canst live, for thou canst be a slave. Alexander Pope by Leslie Stephen [1880]

I stopped before a looking-glass in a tailor’s shop window, and took good stock of my general appearance. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

John Lewis Burckhard At the end of eight hours and three quarters, in a general direction of. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

Sir Walter Scott He caused his vassals to enter by rotation into his company, and serve for a certain space of time, which gave them all in turn a general notion of military discipline. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

Daniel Defoe The angels fell, they sinned (wonderful!) in heaven, and God cast them out: what their sin was, is not explicit; but in general it is called a rebellion against God; all sin must be so. The History of the Devil by Daniel Defoe

George Gissing You know there’ll be a general election some time next year, and he advises me to stand for Belwick.’ He did not look at his wife. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

H. G. Wells Many of the issues involved go further than general principles. World Brain by H. G. Wells [1938]

H. P. Lovecraf Bierce’s work is in general somewhat uneven. Supernatural Horror in Literature by H. P. Lovecraf

Elizabeth Gaskell The weeping and wailing are as general at this representation as at the other. The Shah’s English Gardener by Elizabeth Gaskell [1852]

If general prosperity follows, all well and good; they are willing to be given the credit for it. A Traveler from Altruria by William Dean Howells

John Lewis Burckhard In general the Negroe pilgrims are industrious, and rarely ask for charity where they can procure a subsistence by their own labour. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

The general opinion is that the Rakaia is now tending rather to the northern side. A First Year in Canterbury Settlement by Samuel Butler

John Stuart Mill There have been, and may again be, great individual thinkers, in a general atmosphere of mental slavery. On Liberty by John Stuart Mill [1859]

She was no stranger to death, and thought, in a general way, little of it. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

George Meredith So far, the proposed armistice has had no effect upon the dispositions at general headquarters, and did not stay the cannon’s voice. Correspondence from the seat of War in Italy by George Meredith [1866]

Anthony Trollope The quays are crowded with vessels, and a general feeling of progress pervades the place. North America by Anthony Trollope

H. G. Wells It is very various but it has one general characteristic. The New World Order by H. G. Wells

Theodore Dreiser If I could get a general franchise, such as I have described, it would be worth a very great deal of money to me. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

George Meredith Well, I talk with them, and I find they’ve left their brains on the ladder that led them up; they’ve only the ideas of their grandfather on general subjects. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

William Godwin It is more than probable that Agrippa was willing by a general silence and mystery to give encouragement to the wonder of the vulgar mind. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

Thomas Hardy When Elizabeth-Jane was about twelve years old the three returned to England, and settled at Falmouth, where Newson made a living for a few years as boatman and general handy shoreman. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

The general health of all the women was pretty good, and all the labors as good as common, except the first. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

Thomas Hobbes So that in the first place, I put for a general inclination of all mankind a perpetual and restless desire of power after power, that ceaseth only in death. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

Twice a year the head postmaster from Candleford came to audit the accounts and made a general survey of the office. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

This was the general feeling at the time. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

These are not always of a nature so general as the trolley, or so particular as the tea. Literature and Life by William Dean Howells

Edmund Burke Nor is this remark in general less applicable to the qualities of the mind. On the Sublime and Beautiful by Edmund Burke [1757]

Edith Wharton But Lady Brankhurst thought it was more likely to have been his looks — with which French, on general principles, was inclined to agree. Here and Beyond by Edith Wharton [1926]

George Eliot For Miss Lingon had had a superior governess, who held that a woman should be able to write a good letter, and to express herself with propriety on general subjects. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

G. K. Chesterton But perhaps, as a general definition, this might be useful; or, if not as a definition, at least as a suggestion. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

H. G. Wells It is one of those things men seem to have by chance, that has little or nothing to do with their general merit, and which it is ridiculous to be either conceited or modest about. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

This, which in England would be impossible, is here not only possible but a matter of course, because the general standard of good breeding is distinctly higher than it is among ourselves. Alps and Sanctuaries of Piedmont and the Canton Ticino by Samuel Butler [1881]

H. G. Wells But nowadays there is an increasing indisposition to meet the general problem by such methods, because nowadays people are alive to certain ulterior consequences that were at first overlooked. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

Leon Trotsky I thought it probable that in England, of all places, the fight in the coal industry would lead to a general strike. My Life by Leon Trotsky

How general is that sensuous dulness, that deafness of the heart, which the Scriptures attribute to human beings! “Having ears, they hear not; and, seeing, they do not understand. Autobiographical Sketches by Thomas De Quincey [1853]

B. was not a man of original mind, nor was he a profound lawyer; but he wrote an excellent style, clear and dignified, which brings his great work within the category of general literature. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

Sarah Orne Jewett There was a general sigh when this fell into ruin at the feast’s end, and it was shared by a great part of the assembly, not without seriousness, and as if it were a pledge and token of loyalty. The Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett [1896]

The report of the gun, and the noise of the fray, was a signal to the invaders for a general attack, and in a short time our camp was entered at every corner. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier

H. G. Wells This stuff, which he guessed was calcite, had weathered more rapidly than the general material of the rock, leaving a series of irregular horizontal grooves. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

Jane Austen To the former she was an interesting object, and he saw with pleasure the general elegance of her appearance, and her being in remarkably good looks. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen [1814]

Had the custom of sending wreaths to funerals been general then, as it is today, they would certainly have subscribed their last halfpenny for the purpose. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

The general sterility of crossed species may safely be looked at, not as a special acquirement or endowment, but as incidental on changes of an unknown nature in their sexual elements. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

Man is impelled by the same general wish to aid his fellows; but has few or no special instincts. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Anthony Trollope And then he stood away a little, eyeing him from the side, and taking in a general idea of the form and make of the whole. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

Washington Irving Flushed with this signal victory, Gallows Walsh now harangued his followers, and proposed to break open Newgate, or the Black Dog, as the prison was called, and effect a general jail delivery. The Life of Oliver Goldsmith by Washington Irving [1840]

Benjamin Disraeli The general surveyed the scene, for which he was not unprepared. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

Louis Pasteur Another equally exceptional characteristic of yeast and fermentation in general consists in the small proportion which the yeast that forms bears to the sugar that decomposes. The physiological theory of fermentation by Louis Pasteur

George Gissing Before going to luncheon on a Sunday it was Mr. Dalmaine’s practice to talk of things in general with his secretary. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Richard Burton About one A.M. I was aroused by general excitement. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Baldwin Spencer As a general rule they only go about at night time, and only make themselves visible when men or women are alone. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

H. G. Wells The scale of life was altering, and the new movement from the outset must needs be very great, greater than any other movement that has ever sought to change the general way of mankind. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

Thomas Hardy It was his father, with his hand in a sling, taking a general moonlight view of the garden, and particularly of a plot of the youngest of young turnips, previous to closing the cottage for the night. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

George Eliot Bartle Massey had consented to attend the wedding at Adam’s earnest request, under protest against marriage in general and the marriage of a sensible man in particular. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

Henry James I recall further both a general conviction that it was horribly late and a particular objection to looking at my watch. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James [1898]

It was a general history of navigation, supported by a vast body of voyages. Suspiria de Profundis by Thomas De Quincey [1845]

Mr. Sawyer laughed, saying that he had always been a votary of Chance, and that, as a general thing, she had treated him handsomely. A Study of Hawthorne by G. P. Lathrop [1876]

H. G. Wells And the formal suspension of the war by the responsible governments concerned was certainly due more than anything else to their terror of a general social revolt. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

The general looked at her with an expression of pain. The General’s Will by Vera Jelihovsky

Gradually and shrinkingly the women and children drew near; but Mr. —’s Bengali servant threatened them with a whip, when there was a general stampede, the women running like hares. Among the Tibetans by Isabella L. Bird [1894]

George Eliot Mr. Palfrey’s farmyard doors had the paint all worn off them, and the front garden walks had long been merged in a general weediness. Brother Jacob by George Eliot [1864]

Theodore Dreiser There is more of an excuse now for the introduction of a general gas ordinance than there would be a little later — I can see that. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Wilkie Collins He had turned the conversation to the subject of Scotch marriages in general by way of trying the experiment. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Walter Scott Even in this moment of agony and general confusion, Jeanie did not lose that superiority, which a deep and firm mind assures to its possessor under the most trying circumstances. The Heart of Mid-Lothian by Walter Scott [1818]

D. H. Lawrence Even general poverty is no lovely thing. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

Of what use towards the general result of finding out what it is wise to do, can the fools be? . Carlyle by John Nichol [1892]

There is no need to describe the general horror. An Unpleasant Predicament by Fyodor Dostoyevsky [1861]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I understand, however, that society in general scarcely takes the same view of Miss Hardinge. Isn’t she supposed to be rather a beauty?” Powers beat impatiently with his hand upon the table. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

It is obvious, that the members of the same tribe would approve of conduct which appeared to them to be for the general good, and would reprobate that which appeared evil. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

H. G. Wells The radiated influence of the uniform of the samurai has been to keep costume simple, and this, perhaps, emphasises the general effect of vigorous health, of shapely bodies. A Modern Utopia by H. G. Wells [1905]

Leon Trotsky Only hopeless dullards can quote as evidence against it the fact that in twelve years it has not yet created general peace and prosperity. My Life by Leon Trotsky

I knew I was innocent; but if I failed to satisfy my cousin of this, how could I hope to convince the general public, if once called upon to do so. The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green

William Hazlitt He has in general passed for a mere narrator of lascivious tales or idle jests. Characters of Shakespeare’s Plays by William Hazlitt [1817]

As the reader has seen, Aph–Lin had not favoured my general and unrestricted intercourse with his countrywomen. The Coming Race by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1871]

Baldwin Spencer But there is not a shred of genuine evidence for the notion that promiscuity ever formed a general stage in the social history of mankind. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

But the world in general no doubt found her charming, and the Squire thought her so. Sophie Chalk by Ellen Wood [1869]

Theodore Dreiser At the same time, his experience with women in general had lessened his respect for the sex. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

His mode of defending himself, and his general deportment, were marked by the coolest, nay, the most sneering indifference. The Avenger by Thomas de Quincey

He rang the front door bell, and then he schooled himself to wait patiently for old Bolton, who, once his father’s head groom, now acted as general factotum and odd-job man. The Story of Ivy by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1927]

Theodore Dreiser Tighe was the organizer and general hand-shaker, Rivers the floor and outside man. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

H. G. Wells Now and then someone would come up at a station and flash a light on us for a moment and then I would see Twain sitting up and scowling at the universe in general and the Germans in particular. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

Around the marble basin they placed rows of oranges, and a general appearance of freshness and cheerfulness was given to the whole scene. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier

Florence Dixie There was a general opening and emptying of flasks, examination of watches, buzz of tongues. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

Thomas Wolfe The general opinion was that he knew what he was doing. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Jules Verne Given four, they name a keeper of records, and the office is ready for work; five, they convene a general meeting, and the club is fully constituted. From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne [1867]

Such evidence of a general tendency to reversion from the dominance of the invidious interest is not entirely wanting, although it is neither plentiful nor unquestionably convincing. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

His crutch was lying half-buried in the straw of the litter, and the general was hopping on one leg in a loose box around a snorting horse he was trying to saddle. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

Next she ventured to bring the chairs closer together, and for an hour carried on a general conversation, her talk abounding in extraordinary phrases. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

Mark Twain Our general said, “We will take a whiskey straight. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Jeremy Bentham But the evil of ignorance admits of cure:∥ and as to the proposition that passion does not calculate, this, like most of these very general and oracular propositions, is not true. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

Karl Philipp Moritz It is in general the clergy, who have small incomes, who set up these schools both in town and country, and grown up people who are foreigners, are also admitted here to learn the English language. Travels in England in 1782 by Karl Philipp Moritz

Tommy was a great acquisition to the party, he was a very nice little chap, and soon became a general favourite. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

H. G. Wells This latter point Mr. Bensington did not observe, because nothing destroys the powers of general observation quite so much as a life of experimental science. The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth by H. G. Wells [1904]

William Godwin The university of Paris in the year 1398 promulgated an edict, in which they complained that the practice of witchcraft was become more frequent and general than at any former period. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

Henry James He vaguely felt that something should be done about this, and in a general manner proposed to do it, for he was on his way to explore a society abounding in comic aspects. Pandora by Henry James [1884]

George Gissing Decent families came to the deserted houses, and things in general looked up. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

Jack London The general trend of the landscape and the line of the distant hills were the same. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

Everyone’s clothes followed the same general plan, but they were never quite the same in any two cases. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

David Hume Divinity or Theology, as it proves the existence of a Deity, and the immortality of souls, is composed partly of reasonings concerning particular, partly concerning general facts. An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding by David Hume

The general obscurity, however, served to throw into prominent and startling relief the death-bed and its occupant. The Purcell Papers by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Gaston Leroux The general was already in the veranda. The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux [1913]

But I should-hope that in a general way my hands are cleaner than cook’s. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

George Berkeley It seems to be a general pretence of the unthinking herd that they cannot see God. Could we but see Him, say they, as we see a man, we should believe that He is, and believing obey His commands. A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge by George Berkeley [1710]

Henry James The general good nature, the social equality, deprive them of triumphs on the one hand and of grievances on the other. The Point of View by Henry James [1882]

Gaston Leroux The general clung to his wife’s neck during the ascent and laughed like a child. The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux [1913]

Such being the general opinion, fortified by undeviating oral tradition, in Soosie’s case the theory was ever so much the more arguable. Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield

George Eliot The Fox’s admitted acuteness, combined with the visible swelling, were taken as undeniable evidence, and the revelation undoubtedly met a general desire for information on a point of interest. Impressions of Theophrastus Such by George Eliot [1878]

Elizabeth Gaskell People in general were rather astonished at the eagerness Miss Wilkins showed to sell all the Ford Bank furniture. A Dark Night’s Work by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

George Berkeley Thus he explains the tides by the attraction of the terraqueous globe towards the moon, which to him does not appear odd or anomalous, but only a particular example of a general rule or law of nature. A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge by George Berkeley [1710]

He begged them to walk in, and there entered a general in uniform, a young officer, and a monk. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

John Lewis Burckhard During the night they ascend the sides of the mountains, and in general are not entirely dissipated until near mid-day. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

Edith Wharton Death and mourning darkened the houses of all my friends, and I mourned with them, and mingled my private grief with the general sorrow. A Backward Glance by Edith Wharton [1934]

Benjamin Disraeli The celebrated name, the distinguished appearance, and the secluded habits of Lady Annabel and her daughter, had rendered them the objects of general interest. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

Charles Dickens The King despatched a general and a large force to occupy the town of Durham. The Bishop of that place met the general outside the town, and warned him not to enter, as he would be in danger there. A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens [1852]

Thomas Hardy Here he made inquiries for the emblazoned carriage, and gained from one or two persons a general idea of its route. The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid by Thomas Hardy

Sir Walter Scott The general resentment led to the strangest leagues and to the wildest plans. The Black Dwarf by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

H. G. Wells He reeled out into the general space of the hall, greatly astonished. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

He kept a general provision store and had been kind to all his compatriots in their early struggling days. My Life and Loves by Frank Harris

Tobias Smolle It was late before I took my leave, after being favoured with a general invitation; and, when I got into bed, the adventures of the day hindered me from sleeping. The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smolle

H. G. Wells It has been a chronicle of disaster, wherein particular miseries, the torment and frustration of thousands of millions, are more than overshadowed by its appalling general aimlessness. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

H. G. Wells Such mentalities as my wife, Graham Wallas and the Webbs, and the general Socialist proposition, did much to sustain the educational consolidation that was going on in me. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

H. G. Wells He was prepared to admire Rudie, but at first only on condition that he joined in a general denigration of the distressful world about them. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

If there had been any general uneasiness, any obviously subversive rumours or action, Richard would have taken immediate steps to checkmate them. The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

Wilkie Collins In my aunt’s state of health, visitors in general were not admitted. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Olaf Stapledon Thus did a group of scientists who should have used their skill for the purgation and elucidation of men’s minds help to deepen the general darkness and misery. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

Arthur Conan Doyle But how about the second best? It, speaks well for their general average that there is hardly one among them which might not find some admirers who would vote it to a place of honour. Through the Magic Door by Arthur Conan Doyle [1907]

Anthony Trollope All the world does not go to the Havana, and the subject is not therefore one of general interest. North America by Anthony Trollope

In structure and general layout it seems in accord with all I’ve heard about it. Lost Horizon by James Hilton

H. G. Wells That general memorandum to the teachers which is the key-note of the modern educational system, was probably entirely his work. The World Set Free by H. G. Wells [1914]

Richard Burton Wilkinson attributes the erection of the building to Jauhar al-Kaid, general under Al-Moaz, about A.D. 970. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Not the very words perhaps but such was the general sense of her overwhelming argument — the argument of refuge. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

T. H. Huxley So much by way of general introduction to the subject on which I have to speak to-night. Essays by T. H. Huxley

Anthony Trollope But now, when she heard that he was there again, so soon, as a friend joining in general conversation in the evil woman’s house, the matter did touch her. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Henry James This checked him; she was capable of thinking that he talked too much — she herself having, apparently, no general conversation. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

In his manner, however, he was more like a general practitioner than a financial adviser. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

It is light and lively; but one short specimen affords no basis for general criticism. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

I would sooner live ‘like a Dervish with the Mahdi, than go out to dinner every night in London. I hope, if any English general comes to Khartoum, he will not ask me to dinner. Eminent Victorians by Lytton Strachey

William Henry Bragg In general the effect increases with the complexity of the molecule. Studies in Radioactivity by William Henry Bragg [1912]

Henry James His new work was spoken of as “more calculated for general acceptance. The Next Time by Henry James [1895]

Don Balthasar extended his hand over the balustrade, and there was a general movement of recoil below. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

George Gissing In general his tone of intimacy passed without rebuke; at moments it had seemed not unacceptable. The Town Traveller by George Gissing [1897]

Jane Austen Her folly in forming the connection was so great that, though Mr. Johnson was her guardian, and I do not in general share HIS feelings, I never can forgive her. Lady Susan by Jane Austen [1794]

James Joyce Kind of a general all round over me and half down my back. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Edgar Allan Poe Our general routine was this:— Pompey, having rolled himself well in the mud, sat upon end at the shop door, until he observed a dandy approaching in bright boots. Humorous Tales by Edgar Allan Poe

Tobias Smolle The streets are narrow; the houses are built of stone, and the windows in general are fitted with paper instead of glass. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

The truth or falsehood of the various statements which were made was the subject of general controversy. A Second Coming by Richard Marsh [1900]

Jules Verne The general direction of the Nautilus was south-east, and it kept between 100 and 150 yards of depth. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

T. H. Huxley I have said that the other great investigation of Harvey is not one which can be dealt with to a general audience. Essays by T. H. Huxley

Anthony Trollope All this and more attracted no attention, and the general pity for Lady Ruth had become dead and passive. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

William Makepeace Thackeray We did not fail to attend in the evening, when likewise is a general muster of the seven hundred, minus the absent and sick, and the sight is not a little curious and striking to a stranger. Little Travels and Roadside Sketches by William Makepeace Thackeray [1844]

Jeremy Bentham The mischief they produce is apt to be unobvious, and in general more questionable than that of any of the other classes. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

The ground was still covered with gravel, with here and there small patches of scrub, the country in general being very good for travelling. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

They had to use the great pieces of general ideas, but they exchanged them trivially. The Planter of Malata by Joseph Conrad [1915]

Geoffrey Chaucer A voys was herd in general audience, And seyde, “Thou hast desclaundred giltelees The doghter of hooly chirche in heigh presence, Thus hastou doon, and yet holde I my pees. The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

Washington Irving Indeed I was told she had never exerted her talents in general society, but only, as at present, in the domestic circle. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

Andrew Lang This (II. 388) is a general description applying to the shields of all men who fight from chariots. Homer and His Age by Andrew Lang

G. K. Chesterton The general public impression that he had entirely proved his case (whatever it was) was early arrived at, and still remains. The Victorian Age in Literature by G. K. Chesterton [1913]

Henry James In general a man always does his wife justice. Madame de Mauves by Henry James [1874]

Anthony Trollope He had at once determined to confine himself to a general view of the matter, and to avoid details — which might be personal to himself. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

H. G. Wells RICHESSE OBLIGE.” It is not to be supposed that Benham came to town only with a general theory of aristocracy. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

He considered that he had honestly and loyally gained the rank of general which the Emperor of all the Russias had bestowed upon him. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

D. H. Lawrence Here Sharpe installed himself for the moment: to be alone with his music and his general discontent. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Tobias Smolle Among other topics, the subject of war was introduced, on which the general declaimed with great eloquence, recounting many of his own exploits by way of illustration. The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smolle

Henry James He didn’t know, he could scarcely conceive, of another case of the same general type in which he would have recognised it. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

In like manner He compares the reception of the principle of eternal life into the soul to the dropping of a seed into the earth; it follows the general law of mortality. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

And, though, as I’ve said before, I’m not a coward as a general rule, I can tell you that it made me feel fairly sick, so white and creepy-looking was it. The Phantom Stockman by Guy Boothby

G. K. Chesterton Compared with the general public, I might positively be called sane. The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

Henry James A general hubbub rose from the floor and the galleries of the hall — the sound of several thousand people stamping with their feet and rapping with their umbrellas and sticks. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

Arthur Conan Doyle The curiosities were so wrapped up that I could only form a general idea as to their nature, but the striped box stood in a good light where I could thoroughly examine it. The Green Flag by Arthur Conan Doyle [1900]

H. G. Wells To begin with we have to realise certain peculiarities of human behaviour that are all too disregarded in general political speculation. The New World Order by H. G. Wells

Sir Walter Scott Beside him stood Claverhouse, whom we have already fully described, and another general officer whose appearance was singularly striking. Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Just what becomes of the sugar beyond the fact of its disappearance before it can get into the general circulation and sweeten our tempers, it is hard to say. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

Edgar Allan Poe Whereupon our diddler copies the facts of this advertisement, with a change of heading, of general phraseology and address. Humorous Tales by Edgar Allan Poe

George Borrow They soon however, became accustomed to them, and the boats are in general crowded with passengers. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

Leslie Stephen He no longer, as she adds, suffered from anything but “old age and general infirmity” (a tolerably wide exception!), and did not require her nursing. Samuel Johnson by Leslie Stephen [1878]