Phrases with "generally"

It was his habit to lounge in bed for an hour or two after that awakening, while the day was airing; but his slumbers were generally over with the stroke of eight. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

The priests are generally great abettors of the practice, which forms the usual amusement of the towns on Sunday afternoons. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

Anthony Trollope He at any rate was determined to persevere, having in himself and in his affairs that silent faith of which the possessor is so often unconscious, but which so generally leads to success. An Eye for an Eye by Anthony Trollope [1879]

He generally spent his holidays at Eastbourne, and so anything to do with the town was of added interest to him. The Grave-digger of Monks Arden by Arthur Gask [1938]

Bram Stoker Those who repeat ad nauseam the absurd stories of his alchemy generally omit to mention his genuine discoveries and to tell of the wide scope of his teaching. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

Her cookery would have been about as sketchy as her handwriting, which was generally quite illegible, and she would have made, I feel sure, a shocking bad nurse. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

Anthony Trollope A young man generally regards it as his destiny either to succeed or to fail in this world, and he thinks about that. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Walter Scott There is a story told of an old wizard, whose real name was Alexander Hunter, though he was more generally known by the nickname of Hatteraick, which it had pleased the devil to confer upon him. Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft by Walter Scott [1831]

Anthony Trollope It was, however, generally thought that the young widow opened her campaign more prudently than had been expected. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

I soon made friends with some of the nicest people, for I generally make friends easily. The Danvers Jewels by Mary Cholmondeley [1886]

The men played all-fours; and what generally happens in this sort of company happened now to Captain Jernam. He began by winning, and ended by losing; and his losses were much heavier than his gains. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

When boxes and barrels were flung out of the Emporium they were generally allowed to lie on the dunghill until they were converted into firewood. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

G. K. Chesterton But it is generally possible to discover the original and pivotal epigram which is the centre and purpose of the play. George Bernard Shaw by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

The white man is generally ill-shaped, and when he grows fat he bulges in improbable places; the Mongol has beautiful bones and in old age he is almost as shapely as in youth. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell [1937]

So much so that one Monday morning, toward nine o’clock, Madame Desvarennes came down to the courtyard, expecting to find the carriage which generally took her to the station. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

The thought of which amuses me, as in these latter years I appear to so conform to all the generally accepted ideas of solid British respectability. The Beachy Head Murder by Arthur Gask [1941]

F. Scott Fitzgerald I wasn’t going to say anything, but it’s generally agreed that Waterbury behaved like a fool — and it’s not going to be much help to him in the elections next month. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

He generally arrived in London (like the influenza) from the Continent, only he arrived unheralded by the Press; and his visitations set in with great severity. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

Anthony Trollope But the horsey man is generally on the alert to take care that no secret of his trade escapes from him unawares. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Morgan Robertson The steam call to the boatswain is so common a sound on a steamship as to generally pass unnoticed. The Wreck of the Titan by Morgan Robertson

Olaf Stapledon The struggle is generally long and severe, but little by little he develops a spontaneous and happy inclination to respect the individuality of others. Saints and Revolutionaries by Olaf Stapledon

Edmund Burke Such a body kings generally have as a council. Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke [1790]

Olaf Stapledon He generally treats me with sentimental respect. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

Henry David Thoreau By the sixth of October the leaves generally begin to fall, in successive showers, after frost or rain; but the principal leaf-harvest, the acme of the Fall, is commonly about the sixteenth. Autumnal Tints by Henry David Thoreau [1862]

Mark Twain And he remembered that although the pump was only a hundred and fifty yards off, Jim never got back with a bucket of water under an hour — and even then somebody generally had to go after him. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain [1876]

I know, myself, several infants of three or four years old, that speak Italian, French, Greek, Turkish, and Russian, which last they learn of their nurses, who are generally of that country. Letters from Turkey by Mary Wortley Montagu [1725]

G. K. Chesterton The young doctor smiled grimly, but there was a gleam of battle in his eye as he answered: “Oh, I think we generally try to save anybody, in the street or the gutter or anywhere. Four Faultless Felons by G. K. Chesterton [1930]

Mark Twain These girls wear a single garment, usually, and it is loose, shapeless, of undecided color; it is generally out of repair, too. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Charles Dickens Thus it generally happened, that when other people were merry, Mrs Varden was dull; and that when other people were dull, Mrs Varden was disposed to be amazingly cheerful. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

Moreover, the plants thus aided, after taking one or two turns in one direction, generally ascend for a space straight, and then reverse the direction of their spire. The Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants by Charles Darwin

H. G. Wells Of these conflicting reports, the former was the first to be generally circulated, but the latter, in view of the bizarre presence and eccentric ways of the newest inhabitant, obtained wider credence. The Chronic Argonauts by H. G. Wells [1888]

George Gissing It was very seldom that any one came to see them in the afternoon, which was generally much taken up with music. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

Andrew Lang Moreover, it is generally a folio, or quarto, so large that he who tries to read it must support it on a kind of scaffolding. The Library by Andrew Lang

The door will be locked, but the key is generally left under one of the big stones that you’ll see outside. The Poisoned Goblet by Arthur Gask [1935]

Alfred Ainger Before strangers, or uncongenial acquaintance, he was uncomfortable, and if not actually silent, generally indulged in some line of conversation or vein of sentiment foreign to his own real nature. Charles Lamb by Alfred Ainger [1882]

Watkin Tench Few complaints or lamentations were to be heard among them, and an ardent wish for the hour of departure seemed generally to prevail. A Narrative of the The Expedition to Botany Bay by Watkin Tench [1788]

He sits, and smokes, and giggles, and sometimes he makes small jests; but his contributions to the art of pleasing are generally confined to looking like a gentleman and being one. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

He was not generally in the habit of sealing his letters, so he must have looked upon this as one of some importance. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Charles Stur The voices of the natives, generally speaking, are soft, especially those of the women. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

By instinct he seemed to be guided to the best trees for bark, generally selecting “gulgong,” though others were equally pliant in his hands. Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield

Francis Bacon Now the binding of this motion takes place generally in three ways: by the torpor of bodies; by the check of a dominant body; and by external motions. The New Organon by Francis Bacon [1620]

Mark Riddel appeared to be for ever on the move, and the minister met him oftenest on the Rood road — generally in the early darkness. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

Sigmund Freud But such an art cannot be generally assumed; its efficiency is immune from criticism, and its results have therefore no claim to credibility. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Anthony Trollope He liked to have near him that which was pretty and amusing, but women generally were little more to him than children. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

He was rather wondering that no patients had come in yet, for people knew that this was the time to catch him, before he started on his rounds, and he generally had an influx on Monday morning. Sandstone Torr by Ellen Wood [1874]

Poets not being generally foresighted in practical affairs, no vision of consequences would restrain him. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Oliver Goldsmith He generally came for a few days into our neighbourhood once a year, and lived upon the neighbours hospitality. The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith

He was used to that; all his life he had been the butt of the world, generally of an unkind world. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

Whenever we camped, Saleh would stand before me, gaze fixedly into my face and generally say: “Mister Gile, when you get water?” I pretended to laugh at the idea, and say. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

The person to whom you will present it generally has two or three respectable places depending upon his recommendation. The Professor by Charlotte Bronte [1857]

I slowed down when upon nearing Cowell, the track, as is generally usual in such cases, became all at once a properly surfaced road. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

To the savage and to the young “strange” is generally synonymous with “funny. Serapion by Francis Stevens

Walter Scott As they were generally well known and much beloved by these people, Hereward and his brother were taken care of till their wounds began to close, and their strength returned. Count Robert of Paris by Walter Scott [1832]

Anthony Trollope At these ports the produce is generally bought and sold; but at Buffalo it is merely passed through a gateway. North America by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope Mr. Jorrocks knows his work, and is generally a most laborious man. Hunting Sketches by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins However, I have really some hopes of seeing the sensible reform, which I have ventured to propose, practically and generally carried out, before I die. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

E. F. Benson It generally yielded quite quickly to a little stimulant. Miss Mapp by E. F. Benson [1922]

The hot-house flowers he sent her adorned her table, and looked strangely out of place in the tawdry, littered room, where yesterday’s dust was generally left to be swept away to-morrow. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Anthony Trollope At their period of life, two years generally does much to quiet feelings of ill-will and pacify animosity; but Norman’s feelings had by no means been quieted, nor his animosity pacified. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

Tobias Smolle They had been generally hired by his wife, according to the recommendation of her woman, and these were the only patrons to whom they payed the least deference. The Expedition of Humphry Clinker by Tobias Smolle

Anthony Trollope The invitations, however, were, generally speaking, accepted. The Kellys and the O’Kellys by Anthony Trollope

H.P. Lovecraft Surely a pretty hearthside tale, with a queer significance as to name and place; but I decided that the Providence gossips could not have generally known of it. The Shunned House by H.P. Lovecraft [1924]

I don’t care to have it generally known that I have jewels about me, but I don’t mind telling you. The Danvers Jewels by Mary Cholmondeley [1886]

She generally has them towards morning, and the theme is always the same. A Mystery by Ellen Wood [1882]

Anthony Trollope It was still mid-winter, but nevertheless there was generally some amusement arranged for every evening. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Edith Wharton Hang it, the man who pays for the dinner is generally allowed to have a seat at table. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

Andrew Lang Though fish are generally supposed to be quite mute, he heard them grieving aloud at the prospect of dying in this wretched manner. The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

He ridiculed the unsettled and restless disposition that summer, the most uncomfortable of all seasons, as he said, generally gives to those who have the use of their limbs. Gibbon by James Cotter Morison [1878]

But Burns, though he generally gave ear to their counsel, in this instance turned a deaf ear to it, and listened to other advisers. Robert Burns by John Campbell Shairp [1879]

One day she told me why No. 7 generally called her by her two names—which I had thought rather odd. The Mystery at Number Seven by Ellen Wood [1877]

Your bad sleeper is ever the most reluctant to rise, for his one chance of slumber comes generally in that fatal hour when business or duty compels him to leave his bed. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

Wealth and luxury, so generally inveighed against by poets and divines, injure humanity only when they injuriously affect reproduction; and poverty is praised only because it breeds more men. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

But she, who was generally afraid of me when I was in a passion, burst out laughing, and said, ‘What a fool you are! Listen, before turning sour like a bowl of milk. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Edgar Allan Poe It is only lately that we have read The Culprit Fay. This is a poem of six hundred and forty irregular lines, generally iambic, and divided into thirty-six stanzas, of unequal length. Criticism by Edgar Allan Poe

Benjamin Disraeli Their discontent was generally attributed to the abuses of the Poor Law, and to the lowness of their wages. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

We are the creatures of our light literature much more than is generally suspected in a world which prides itself on being scientific and practical, and in possession of incontrovertible theories. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

My attention was generally first called to them by the twittering of some small birds, belonging to several different species, that follow the ants in the woods. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

Another thing I wanted to know was whether he had composed the Odyssey before the Iliad, as generally believed. The True History by Lucian of Samosata

George Meredith But this time, though his jolly red jowl turned all round to demand a confirmation, it was not generally considered that he had divined so correctly. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

Benjamin Disraeli As it generally happens in such cases, his orthodoxy is rather obsolete. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

Anthony Trollope He is generally thinking whether he shall endeavour to extend his credit with the butcher, or resolve that the supply of meat may be again curtailed without injury to the health of his five daughters. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

Henry Kingsley They say that Christmas-day is the hottest day in the year in those countries, but some days in January are, I think, generally hotter. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

Anthony Trollope He had given a solemn promise to Father Brosnan,—of what nature was not generally known,—and had broken it. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Still, I’m generally successful and rarely have a blank seance. The Grave-digger of Monks Arden by Arthur Gask [1938]

And then, as generally happens, the crisis came fortuitously, unpremeditatedly. An Engagement by Ella D'Arcy [1896]

To him her words seemed only the careless slander of society, and experience had shown him that in such slanders there lurked generally some leaven of truth. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Anthony Trollope Not that Archdeacon Grantly was a dull man, but his frolic humours were of a cumbrous kind, and his wit, when he was witty, did not generally extend itself to his auditors. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Willa Cather No one was tramping over him, and only a vague sense, generally pleasant, of what went on below came up the narrow stairway. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather [1925]

Even at Huesca you were generally safe enough if you took reasonable precautions. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

Anthony Trollope As he thought of it his first and prevailing fear did not come from the ignominious punishment which is attached to, and which generally attends, the crime. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Isabella Bird Mujid, who was formerly the Agha’s cook, has been promoted to be major-domo, rules the caravan on the march, heads it on a fine horse, keeps accounts, and is generally “confidential. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Anthony Trollope When a lady says that she will take time to think of such a proposition, the gentleman is generally justified in supposing that he has carried his cause. Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope [1865]

H. G. Wells Philanthropy generally she shunned. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

Anthony Trollope The flattery of such intrigues is generally pleasant to men, even when they cannot bring their minds about quick enough to understand all the little ins and outs of the woman’s manœuvres. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Anthony Trollope He was conspicuous generally for light-coloured close-fitting garments and for a billycock hat. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

I did not fear her breaking bounds; because the gates were generally locked, and I thought she would scarcely venture forth alone, if they had stood wide open. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

Anthony Trollope But it may be a question whether the anxiety felt by the Marchioness as to other affairs of the family generally had not an effect with her in inducing her to persuade her husband. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Anthony Trollope Madame Voss, though she did not generally obtain much credit for clear seeing, had a clearer insight to the state of her niece’s mind than had her husband. The Golden Lion of Granpere by Anthony Trollope

Walter Scott Dr. Fian, muffled, led the ring, and was highly honoured, generally acting as clerk or recorder, as above mentioned. Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft by Walter Scott [1831]

Some of the actors and some of the audience were also affected by what was generally called the local influenza epidemic. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

Edmund Burke What is said of Helen by Priam and the old men of his council, is generally thought to give us the highest possible idea of that fatal beauty. On the Sublime and Beautiful by Edmund Burke [1757]

Anthony Trollope Broadway, the street of New York with which the world is generally best acquainted, begins at the southern point of the town and goes northward through it. North America by Anthony Trollope

Henry David Thoreau To preserve wild animals implies generally the creation of a forest for them to dwell in or resort to. Walking by Henry David Thoreau [1862]

Washington Irving As to the palace and garden of Irem, what is generally told of them is true; I have seen them with mine own eyes — listen to my adventure; for it has a bearing upon the object of your request. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

Thomas Hardy But everywhere he was kindly received, for the story of his life had become generally known. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

E. Phillips Oppenheim Mr. Tyssen generally seems to come in at a quiet time, and if we’re not busy he likes to chat for a while. The Man Without Nerves by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

H. G. Wells It would be pure comedy, if it were not so often tragic, so frequently dismal, generally dishonourable and occasionally quite horrible. World Brain by H. G. Wells [1938]

John Lewis Burckhard The Mekkawy, it may be generally said, is inferior in strength and size to the Syrian or Egyptian, but far exceeds him in expressive features, and especially in the vivacity and brilliancy of the eye. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

The following Monday morning he came into the shop to learn if he were wanted to do anything to the car, as, with David often using it at week-ends, he generally was on that day. The House with the High Wall by Arthur Gask [1948]

Joseph Furphy Boys’ dogs are generally held under this tenure. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

George Meredith Their inclination, under the circumstances, is generally base, and no less a counsellor than uncorrupted common sense, when they are in such a hobble, will sometimes advise them to be base. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

Many of them have received advances of dollars by thousands, but the European merchant has generally suffered from his credulity or rapacity. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

It’s one of the brown ones I generally wear. The Storm Breaks by Arthur Gask [1949]

H. G. Wells He was fat, but with a fatness more generally diffused, and the lower part of his face was touched to gravity by a small square beard. The History of Mr. Polly by H. G. Wells [1910]

The sublime and yet softened beauty of the scenery around, had filled the soul of Stanton with delight, and he enjoyed that delight as Englishmen generally do, silently. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

Rudyard Kipling He generally sat on the verandah looking out on the Mall; and well I knew what he expected. Actions and Reactions by Rudyard Kipling [1909]

Anthony Trollope Now with an erudite English writer he is generally Pompeius. The denizens of Africa — the “nigger” world — have had, I think, something to do with this. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

George Gissing It generally fell to Emma’s share to put her sister’s children to bed, for Mrs. Clay was seldom at home in the evening. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Andrew Lang When people are made like this the end is generally the same, and before Fortunatus (for that was the boy’s name) was ten years old, his father had spent all his money and had not a farthing left. The Grey Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Francis Bacon Moreover, in those times the greatest wits applied themselves very generally to public affairs, the magnitude of the Roman empire requiring the services of a great number of persons. The New Organon by Francis Bacon [1620]

Kenneth Grahame If we have to come, we come in couples at least; then we’re generally all right. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

Olive Schreiner In the insect and fish worlds, where the female forms are generally larger and stronger than the male, the female is generally more pugnacious and predatory than the male. Woman and Labour by Olive Schreiner

It would be a pretext for seeing her, and when one comes bearing gifts one is generally listened to. Burmese Days by George Orwell

William Black Though ill-nature is far from being wit, yet it is generally laughed at as such. Goldsmith by William Black [1878]

Here, though spirited, the horses were pretty generally gentle, and all had been regularly broke. The Orphan Heiress by Thomas De Quincey [1835]

Bright here picked up a very narrow felling-axe, which he generally used, and went on towards the gate. Ralph Rashleigh by James Tucker

Isabella Bird Wood frequently costs nothing more than the labour of cutting it, and the very level surface of the country renders tunnels, cuttings, and embankments generally unnecessary. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

In all the little deformed specimens thus dissected the core has been found to consist of a foreign substance, generally what seemed under a microscope of limited power a speck of dirt. Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield

Mark Twain We generally made them feel rather small, too, before we got done with them, because we bore down on them with America’s greatness until we crushed them. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

George Borrow The neophyte allows himself to be convinced on the promise of a peseta a day, which is generally paid by the godfathers for the first year, but seldom for a longer period. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

Jules Verne Singly, the AGUARA is not much to be feared; but they generally go in immense packs, and one had better have to deal with a jaguar or cougar than with them. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

Olive Schreiner Whether beneficially or unbeneficially, the human male must, generally speaking, employ his intellect, or his muscle, or die. Woman and Labour by Olive Schreiner

Virginia Woolf Stranger still, he bethought him with pride — for the thought was generally distasteful — of that great grandmother Moll who had milked the cows. Orlando by Virginia Woolf [1928]

Rudyard Kipling In conclusion, this Macklin fell flat forward on ‘is face, which was how ‘e generally wound up ‘is notion of a perfect day. Debits and Credits by Rudyard Kipling [1926]

Marie Corelli She generally has to choose between them. The Master-Christian by Marie Corelli [1900]

Henry Adams Instructors generally reach a fairly accurate gauge of their scholars’ powers. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

I fear I look on Nature generally with more charitable eyes than his, though perhaps he would pause if he realized as I do, how vast the fraudulency is which inconsistency he must attribute to her. Memories and Studies by William James

For fifteen years Heyst had wandered, invariably courteous and unapproachable, and in return was generally considered a “queer chap. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

Benjamin Disraeli Her father she adored; and she seemed to devote to him all that consideration which, with more common characters, is generally distributed among their acquaintance. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

James Anthony Froude So evident is this, that impartial thinkers have questioned the reality of human guilt in the sense in which it is generally understood. Bunyan by James Anthony Froude [1880]

But what she had not learned was that the most clever often become the dupes of their own imagination; and that great comediennes generally conclude by shedding real tears. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Anthony Trollope But preparation was generally made beforehand, and some pundit of the office would be at hand to do the honours. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

George Gissing Ida generally met such remarks with silence; but in this instance she looked up steadily, and said— “Yes, it would matter much. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

Arthur Conan Doyle It is generally agreed that, apart from the difference of clocks, there may have been local causes which influenced the action of the poison. The Poison Belt by Arthur Conan Doyle [1913]

Anthony Trollope In the provinces they are by no means so cleanly as those of Italy. Their wines are generally abominable, and their cookery often disgusting. North America by Anthony Trollope

Tobias Smolle They generally consist of three stories, and are covered with tiles. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

Dovey, the blacksmith, going up to the Torr on some errand, declared he had heard them at mid-day: but he was not generally believed. Sandstone Torr by Ellen Wood [1874]

George Meredith It is the first thing struck in us when we land on the Continent: our risible faculties are generally active all through the tour. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Long may it be generally thought that physical privations alone merit compassion, and that the rest is a figment. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

The shoe-shop on the port was opposite the place in the harbour where the London steamers were generally moored. Featherston’s Story by Ellen Wood [1889]

It was one of those unnameable experiments which fascinate anglers in sporting stores and which generally prove utterly useless. The Maker of Moons by Robert W. Chambers

Kenneth Grahame But generally it begins by — well, you’re going up a broad, clear river in a sort of a boat. Dream Days by Kenneth Grahame

Again, he generally adopts the profession from taste, not because il faut vivre. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

If I don’t relate this quite as usual, and it is found to be different from what I generally write, it is because I know less about it than others know. A Tale of Sin by Ellen Wood [1870]

Bram Stoker He got from Ross several more mongooses, including a second king-cobra-killer, which he generally carried with him in its box whenever he walked out. The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker [1911]

Rudyard Kipling Small boys who prowl about camps are generally turned out after a whipping. Kim by Rudyard Kipling [1901]

Anthony Trollope When his eye had fallen upon her she had generally been quite alone, doing some piece of coarse and ordinary work. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

I wonder if there ever was a captain yet, that lost a ship with his log-book up to date? He generally has about a month to fill up on a clean break, like Charles Dickens and his serial novels. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

He had grown generally neglectful, but with a partiality for reckless expedients, as if he did not care when and how his career as a hotel-keeper was to be brought to an end. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

Charles Dickens It is no disparagement to their kindness that those points are generally points where personal attractions are. No Thoroughfare by Charles Dickens [1867]

It was one of the regular sights of the field, and the miners that were off shift and people that hadn’t much to do generally turned up on escort day. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

Anthony Trollope But the idea does not generally remain with her very long. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Jules Verne Is it air or is it water which is thus driven out? It is generally admitted to be vapor, which, condensing suddenly by contact with the cold air, falls again as rain. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

George Meredith He generally did his winter mischief on a mill and salt marshes lower westward. The House on the Beach by George Meredith [1877]

Anthony Trollope And the place assigned to him by rumour was one which was, generally regarded as a perfect Elysium upon earth in the Civil Service world. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

Its hood could be screwed up and down at will; just as the perch behind, where Thomas, the groom, generally sat, could be closed or opened. Lady Jenkins by Ellen Wood [1879]

Rudyard Kipling Sometimes we dived into the fragrant pine woods, ablaze with flowers; but we generally watched the river now narrowed into a turbulent mill-race. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Anthony Trollope But the conversation generally had not taken those turns which he thought would be most detrimental to him. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

He generally cried when he was drunk. Moth and Rust by Mary Cholmondeley [1912]

Edith Wharton It generally meant that Evelina had something disturbing to communicate, and Ann Eliza’s first glance told her that this time the news was grave. Bunner Sisters by Edith Wharton [1916]

R. D. Blackmore She agreed with him so generally that in common fairness he thought very highly of her wisdom, and the present subject was one upon which she had an especial right to be heard. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

He took to sitting up till midnight — an awful hour in a farm-house; and Ellen generally found the spirit-bottle empty in the morning. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

If we study human chronicles we generally find the ungodly flourishing permanently like a green bay-tree, and the righteous apparently forsaken and begging his bread. Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century by George Paston [1902]

In the huts of savages dogs are greatly exposed to the attacks of parasitical insects, for vermin generally abound in such localities. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

He tramped, generally in a noisy party, over deer-ground, and, if remonstrated with, became truculent. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

Anthony Trollope The great man, when freely addressed, generally opens his eyes, and selects the key of your room without further delay. North America by Anthony Trollope

Benjamin Disraeli I cannot believe that such a performance can ever be generally interesting, especially in a foreign language, and I confess that I would rather not exhibit. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

His poetry was generally grave and tender, but occasionally humorous. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

The unusual brightness had been generally noticed. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

The twist is generally to the right of the observer; but, in noticing about a hundred trunks, four or five were observed to be twisted in an opposite direction. The Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants by Charles Darwin

Domestic slaves are, generally speaking, tolerably well fed, and decently clothed; and the mode in which they are lodged seems a matter of great indifference to them. Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope

Henry David Thoreau When visitors came in larger and unexpected numbers there was but the third chair for them all, but they generally economized the room by standing up. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

Elizabeth Gaskell Mrs. — is generally considered an agreeable woman; so she is, I doubt not, in general society. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

Jules Verne He seemed not to see us; his face, generally so impassive, showed signs of uneasiness. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

Bronislaw Malinowski Marriage contract in nearly all societies is accompanied by some ceremonies, which possess in themselves some binding force, generally of a magical and religious character. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

Obedience is generally to parforme the doctrine of God, and of his soveraignes, to whiche he oughte to ben obeissant in alle righteousness. Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales for the Modern Reader by prepared & edited by Arthur Burrell MA

H. G. Wells He thought all men unworthy of women and generally his estimates of his friends were qualified. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

You give your orders, I am informed, with so much mystery, and such a majestic presence, that it is generally believed you are the successor of the defunct chief. Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Rudyard Kipling I had almost forgotten that such attacks were possible in any land, for the outward and visible signs of public morality in American towns are generally safe-guarded. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Rudyard Kipling It’s done to attract the notice of the authorities an’ the Western Mornin’ News — generally by a stoker. Traffics and Discoveries by Rudyard Kipling [1904]

Dem as sleeps dere generally wraps demselves up in newspaper, but it don’t do much good. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

Anthony Trollope Those who act generally with the most consummate wisdom in the affairs of the world, often meditate very silly doings before their wiser resolutions form themselves. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

They generally did the business, though, so of course he was quite helpless. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

Anthony Trollope The rector would not accompany them, excusing himself to the others generally on the ground that he could not be absent from his parish on those two days. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

Olaf Stapledon Their distress was generally regarded as a necessary though regrettable consequence of the triumph of the system. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

Elizabeth Gaskell At that hour, Miss Branwell generally went to bed, and her nieces’ duties for the day were accounted done. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

Anthony Trollope All history, all romance, all poetry and all prose, taught him that perseverance in love was generally crowned with success — that true love rarely was crowned with success except by perseverance. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

William Makepeace Thackeray He generally writes for money. The Memoires of Barry Lyndon by William Makepeace Thackeray [1852]

It generally allowed fashion to take its own course, both with regard to the chin and the upper lip. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

He generally looks ill, and sometimes quite wretchedly. The Evil Guest by J. Sheridan Le Fanu