Phrases with "giddy"

Rudyard Kipling That was how it was, Padre. He paid me cash down like a giddy Dook (stopped it out of my pocket-money just the same), and Beetle gave him my note-of-hand all correct. Stalky & Co. by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

D. H. Lawrence We had a giddy ripping time in Coll., didn’t we?” “It was not bad,” said Lettie. “Rather foolish. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

James Joyce But it makes them giddy to look so they pull up their skirts . Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Andrew Lang He answered that he was so faint and giddy with hunger that he had imagined he saw and heard all sorts of strange things. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

H. G. Wells They crossed by means of a narrow bridge closed in with glass, so clear that it made him giddy even to remember it. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

Margaret Oliphant The whole world darkened round them; there was a sudden rush of air and whirl of giddy sensation—and nothing more. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

H. G. Wells Many things had been suggested, swordplay and tests that verged on torture, climbing in giddy places and the like, before this was chosen. A Modern Utopia by H. G. Wells [1905]

Tobias Smolle This is reinforced by the most preposterous education, and the example of a giddy people, engaged in the most frivolous pursuits. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

Arthur Conan Doyle At the present moment I was surprised to see him, but I was like a man in a dream, giddy and shaken and quite prepared to take things as I found them without questioning them. Danger! and other stories by Arthur Conan Doyle [1918]

James Joyce Tilltop, bigmaster! Scale the summit! You’re not so giddy any more. Finnegans Wake by James Joyce

Edgar Rice Burroughs Only one consideration could have prompted me to leap headforemost from that giddy height — suicide; or at least so I thought at the moment. Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1923]

Jules Verne Captain Nemo, to Ned Land’s great displeasure, did not like the neighbourhood of the inhabited coasts of Brazil, for we went at a giddy speed. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

Henry Handel Richardson On the occasion of last seeing Purdy, they had both been giddy with excitement. The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

William Hope Hodgson And truly you shall see that we went very desperate, and I to give word to the Maid that she look not downward, the which I was urgent upon, lest that she come giddy in the heart. The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson

Rudyard Kipling They’re giddy palladiums of public schools. Stalky & Co. by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

H. G. Wells I am skirting the giddy edge of utter impossibility. Star-Begotten by H. G. Wells [1937]

Margaret Oliphant From Mrs. Tozer’s supper-table to the bowery gates of Grange Lane was a jump which, ten days ago, would of itself have made the young minister giddy with satisfaction and pleasure. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

Wilkie Collins I have just seen the Marchesina, and feel faint and giddy after the sight. A Passage in the Life of Perugino Potts by Wilkie Collins [1852]

It was going to be a giddy hunt, and it was queer how the prospect comforted me. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan [1915]

Thank heaven, it is over! You are not giddy now. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

A short stout man was haranguing the people viciously from the giddy elevation of an empty soap box and I gathered, as I had surmised, that my crimes by night were the theme. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

I might beat up a little foam with the chain, and see below a giddy dance or at least lively flourishes and swaying. Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield

George Meredith She looked back on herself as a giddy figure falling into a pit: and in the pit she lay. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Go, then; enter that giddy crowd, select that seeming young man, bring him hither. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

And then when I recognised them, and the scene in my mind which I had been waiting for for weeks was shattered like a pane of glass, I became quite giddy and spoke wildly. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

The night air blew refreshingly across the water, and seemed to clear her feverish and giddy brain. Her Father’s Name by Florence Marryat [1878]

William Morris This for a moment only, presently He rode on giddy still, until he reach’d A place of apple-trees, by the thorn-tree Wherefrom St. Joseph in the days past preached. The Defence of Guenevere by William Morris [1858]

Wilkie Collins She saw! she saw! For an instant she stopped at the door, swaying to and fro; giddy under the broad stare of daylight. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Jonathan Swif My head has not been as well as I could wish it for some days past, but I have not had any giddy fit, and I hope it will go over. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

Edgar Allan Poe I experienced a sudden rush of blood to my temples — a giddy and overpowering sense of deliverance and reanimation. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe

Thomas Hardy Whilst Knight stood watching the rise of the cloud, she sauntered to the other side of the tower, and there remembered a giddy feat she had performed the year before. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

Jonathan Swif Oh, says Ppt, everybody is giddy with a cold; I hope it is no more; but I’ll go to bed, for the fellow has bawled “Past twelve. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

Henry Handel Richardson Home he dragged once more, sitting by the wayside when the giddy fits took him, or holding fast to the palings of a fence. Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

After much bumping of knuckles and head, and many giddy writhings, I mastered it, and lay between the rough blankets. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

George Meredith But he had spoken enough to set that giddy head spinning. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Thomas Hardy An environment which would have made a contented woman a poet, a suffering woman a devotee, a pious woman a psalmist, even a giddy woman thoughtful, made a rebellious woman saturnine. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

I thought of the little black book in my pocket! A giddy lot Scudder’s friends cared for peace and reform. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan [1915]

Andrew Lang Besides she was still feeling giddy from her rapid flight, and had not yet collected her senses. The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Rudyard Kipling No need to bother Randall.” “Don’t play the giddy garden-goat, then?” Beetle knew what help meant, though he was by no means averse to showing his importance before his allies. Stalky & Co. by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Thomas Hardy Through the length of five-and-twenty couples they threaded their giddy way, and a new vitality entered her form. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

G. K. Chesterton That is the only glory of this universe—it is a giddy universe. The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

Ford Madox Ford He said: ‘I beg you not on that account to hand the giddy mitten to . Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

H. G. Wells The effort was unexpectedly difficult, and it left him giddy and weak — and amazed. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

Mark Twain Any body’s and every body’s notion of a pleasure excursion is that the parties to it will of a necessity be young and giddy and somewhat boisterous. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Rudyard Kipling I could do such a lovely ballad, rottin’ it; and now I’ll have to be a giddy enthusiast. Stalky & Co. by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Wilkie Collins My head turned giddy — I held by the desk to keep myself from falling. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Charles Dickens But when I knew by what was written in your face, that you had seen me walking in the gallery with Edward, and when I knew what you thought, I felt how giddy and how wrong it was. The Cricket on the Hearth by Charles Dickens [1845]

Charles Dickens Below stone balconies, erected at a giddy height, before the loftiest windows of the loftiest houses. Pictures from Italy by Charles Dickens [1846]

Arthur Conan Doyle Beaumanoir, his head giddy with fatigue, opened his helmet and gazed in despair at this terrible, unbreakable circle. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

Jonathan Swif My head is pretty well, only a sudden turn any time makes me giddy for a moment, and sometimes it feels very stuffed; but if it grows no worse, I can bear it very well. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

Mark Twain Morning came, eventually, and by ten or eleven o’clock a giddy and rollicking company were gathered at Judge Thatcher’s, and everything was ready for a start. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain [1876]

Now she recalled Joseph scattering nuts among the children, addressing kind words to old crones, giving wholesome advice to giddy youths. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

H. Rider Haggard Behind him stood the four priests or executioners in a solemn, silent line, their eyes fixed upon the grey mist, while above them, around them, and beneath them was nothing but sheer and giddy space. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

Wilkie Collins In an instant, my heart was beating wildly — my head turned giddy — the housekeeper, the furniture, the walls of the room, all swayed and whirled round me. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Victor Hugo He was in a dream — a visiongiddy in presence of an inexorable reality. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Nathaniel Hawthorne It is a question with me whether this giddy child or my sage self have most pleasure in looking at the shop-windows. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Wilkie Collins He found himself lying, giddy and bleeding, on the floor; and he saw the child (who must have strayed into the room while he was senseless) standing petrified with fear, looking at him. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Virginia Woolf Against our wills we are drawn in, whirled round, blinded, suffocated, and at the same time filled with a giddy rapture. The Common Reader by Virginia Woolf [1925]

Algernon Blackwood He only just controlled the wild impulse to take her in his arms and leap with her from their giddy perch into the valley below. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

He drew back instinctively, giddy and unnerved, as from a chasm yawning suddenly among the flowers, one step in front of him. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

The giddy vulgar, as their fancies guide, With noise say nothing, and in parts divide. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

Our dear grandmothers (giddy, giddy girls!) did their waltz that way. ’On with the Dance!’ by Ambrose Bierce

E. Phillips Oppenheim Anthony, now really giddy with the hot sun blazing upon his head, slackened his speed and paused, holding on to the white railings. The Man Without Nerves by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Ivan Turgenev But this swarthy, dark-skinned creature, with coarse hair, dark eyebrows, and a tiny moustache on her upper lip, she was certainly a wicked, giddy . Dream tales and prose poems by Ivan Turgenev

Karl Philipp Moritz We now ascended such an amazing height, and there were such precipices on each side, that it makes me giddy even now when I think of it. Travels in England in 1782 by Karl Philipp Moritz

Ford Madox Ford They would go on a beanfeast up into the giddy line in a first-class carriage and get draft leave and command pay too probably . No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

I doubt whether it is as lofty as even the Great Pyramid. It is, however, a giddy place to look down from, and seems higher than it is. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

The figures above Black Wolf had suddenly become animated into a giddy whirl. The Dark Highway by Arthur Gask [1928]

The erection of the central shaft of this spiral stair was a most tremendous operation, and made me sick and giddy as I watched it. Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope

Walter Scott My eyes began to swim — my head grew giddy and mad with fear — I chattered and howled to the howling and roaring sea. Redgauntlet by Walter Scott [1824]

Some of the best intellects of Russia, after struggling in vain against the spell, ended by throwing themselves at the feet of that hopeless despotism as a giddy man leaps into an abyss. Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad [1921]

Anthony Trollope If you were giddy and harum-scarum, and devoted to rank and wealth and that sort of thing, it would not be well for you to marry a commoner without fortune. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

E. Phillips Oppenheim His brain, giddy with the fumes of the spirit, held but one thought. The Long Arm of Mannister by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1909]

Margaret Oliphant He staggered back into his seat, giddy and faint, yet thankful to feel that it was only a dream; and then had to begin his self-arguments over again, and trace once more every link of the chain. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

Wilkie Collins She had been giddy in the night, but had got up well enough to travel in the morning. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

H. Rider Haggard I cannot forget those horrors and that giddy place. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

Mark Twain When Jeff arrived, Tom accosted him; and “led up” warily to opportunities for remark about Becky, but the giddy lad never could see the bait. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain [1876]

Sinclair Lewis Uh — I see,” said Stacy. “Just a goat, that’s all he is, just a giddy goat,” Janet whispered to Theo in the dark room beyond, and pranced away. Things by Sinclair Lewis

Edith Wharton She felt like a traveller on a giddy path between a cliff and a precipice: there was nothing for it now but to go on. The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

Rudyard Kipling When I found he was so pleased, I wasn’t goin’ to damp his giddy ardor. Stalky & Co. by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Elizabeth Gaskell There was nothing wonderful in them, nothing that she might not have expected; and yet the surprise turned her giddy for a moment or two. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

T. E. Lawrence The debauch of physical work yet ended in a craving for more, while the everlasting doubt, the questioning, bound up my mind in a giddy spiral and left me never space for thought. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

For days together she’ll be just as giddy and jolly as anybody and then suddenly she’ll give you a nasty superior bit of ice down the back of your neck like that. The hesitation of Miss Anderson by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1903]

Jack London Harrison, clinging on, made the giddy rush through the air. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

T. E. Lawrence The goat became giddy and the sheep sheepish. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

For those who perceive that the searching into such matters makes the heads of philosophers themselves giddy cannot but be the less inclined to regard what poets say concerning them. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

He had been caught in a vortex and was being whirled on with a velocity of advance and gyration that made him giddy and sick. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

The dear, giddy things! But they should see, they should see. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green

I was somewhat giddy from turning round so often; at moments it seemed to me that I was in delirium. Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Edgar Allan Poe For a moment of intense terror she paused upon the giddy pinnacle, as if in contemplation of her own sublimity, then trembled and tottered, and — came down. Tales of Science by Edgar Allan Poe

Made giddy by the possession of power, Olid, when he had reached his place of destination, determined to assert an independent jurisdiction for himself. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Anthony Trollope Were I, as usual, talking of my sober cares, you would be as giddy as a girl of fifteen, and talk to me of twenty lovers that you have. La Vendée by Anthony Trollope

Walter Scott The giddy girl must also be recovered. The Monastery by Walter Scott [1820]

Rudyard Kipling Give her time,” said Beetle. “She’ll twine like a giddy honeysuckle. Stalky & Co. by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Here I might say, “Brightly the brook through the green leaflets, giddy with joyousness, dances along. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

Five years ago Marta had been very nearly where she was now: famous, successful, financially sound, and with the top of the tree — that elusive, giddy top — somewhere in sight. A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey [1936]

Any thing of violent excitement, of rapid and giddy vicissitude, or even of intense suffering, I was prepared for, and equal to, at that moment. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

Wilkie Collins Her head became giddy on the instant. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Marie Corelli And of the story of the priest, if you would hear it; — ah! — that is well!” he said, as Manuel left the giddy verge of the platform where he had been standing, and drew near. The Master-Christian by Marie Corelli [1900]

Henry Handel Richardson But until they got there! His eyes grew stiff and giddy with looking before him, behind him, on all sides. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Elizabeth Gaskell The Count de Grange was an habitual visitor at the house of his cousin the duchess, who was a gay Parisian, absorbed in her life of giddy dissipation. Crowley Castle by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

M. P. Shiel I wandered from chamber to chamber, precipitate, bemused, giddy on the up-buoyance of a joy. Shapes in the Fire by M. P. Shiel [1896]

My shoulder and arm ached like hell, and I was so sick and giddy that I was always on the verge of falling. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan [1915]

It was the spider’s little parlour into which many a giddy buzzing fly had fluttered unwarily, to emerge with clipped wings. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

Anthony Trollope I daresay he has been giddy and fond of pleasure; but if he is so bad as you say, Papa should tell him at once not to come. Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Wilkie Collins I was obliged, just beyond the village, to sit down by the road-side, and wait till my giddy head steadied itself before I attempted to move again. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

He was becoming giddy and faint with exhaustion and want of food. Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley [1889]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Let me push this giddy weight away. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

He was about to enlarge further, but the two youngsters broke into a noisy fit of merriment; my giddy miss being delighted to discover that she might turn his strange talk to matter of amusement. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

For a long while Larose remained prone upon the floor, exactly where she had left him, with his heart beating violently and feeling so giddy that he had to keep his eyes closed. The Vengeance of Larose by Arthur Gask [1939]

I was still giddy and half blind. Four Days in Dixie by Ambrose Bierce [1888]

Wilkie Collins The giddy throng passed and repassed before my eyes. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Edgar Allan Poe What madness now possessed me? Why did I rush upon my fate? I was seized with an uncontrollable desire to ascend the giddy pinnacle, and then survey the immense extent of the city. Humorous Tales by Edgar Allan Poe

George Meredith It concerned the young man’s prosperity: my lord’s conservative plain sense was in doubt of the prospering of a giddy pate, however good a worker. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

Washington Irving It is a giddy height; the very foundations of the tower rise above the groves of the steep hill-side. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

F. Scott Fitzgerald Then, as John stared in giddy fascination, it seemed to him that a curious phenomenon took place somewhere around him. Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

These ascensions and descents which made her giddy were delightful. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

George Meredith Captains, and a giddy subaltern likewise, disputed claims to possess her. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

She stood, staring back, sick and giddy at the horror, and she heard Wentworth say: “Go away; I don’t want to help you; I don’t know you. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

Guy de Maupassant She enjoyed feeling giddy at the motion of the swing, and her whole figure shook like a jelly on a dish, but as she went higher and higher, she grew too giddy and got frightened. A Country Excursion (Une partie de campagne) by Guy de Maupassant [1881]

Rudyard Kipling Can’t you make up a giddy epigram, a’ la Catullus, about King objectin’ to it?” Beetle was at this noble task when Stalky returned all hot from his first drill. Stalky & Co. by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Dougal went up first, then Heritage, and lastly Dickson, stiff and giddy from his long lie under the bushes. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

Forget and forgive — eh, Guy? You’ll come home with me, and we will write this very day for Deloraine.’ Guy was almost giddy with surprise. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

Wilkie Collins She had just time to put the candle safely on a table before she dropped giddy and breathless into the nearest chair. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Jules Verne Low jagged rain-clouds were chased along the heavens with giddy rapidity, and heavy masses of vapour were piled upon the zenith. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

H. Rider Haggard But when she stood there, over the giddy height, shivers ran along her body, and her mind grew dark. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

Washington Irving There was a delicious sensation of mingled security and awe with which I looked down from my giddy height, on the monsters of the deep at their uncouth gambols. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

John Galsworthy She walked fast, giddy and strange in her head, and nothing but the word: So! recurring in her mind. Flowering Wilderness by John Galsworthy

Robert Louis Stevenson I followed him at once, and instantly fell all my length, so weak was I and so giddy with that long exposure. Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson

Willa Cather No, Kitty wanted to come, but we have two giddy nieces out from Portsmouth, visiting us, and she felt she couldn’t. A Lost Lady by Willa Cather [1923]

There were overhanging rocks and places that made you giddy to look at, and some of these must have fallen down and blocked up the creek at one time or other. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

Sinclair Lewis Isn’t it glorious about the end of the war! Can you stand a giddy round of bridge at Curtiss Havock’s tonight?” “Yes, sure. Kingsblood Royal by Sinclair Lewis

Rudyard Kipling No consideration of family or kin allowed Peroo to keep weak hands or a giddy head on the pay-roll. The Day’s Work by Rudyard Kipling [1898]

H. Rider Haggard Then, slowly, and with a reeling brain, he steps down upon the giddy point. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

The giddy school-girl had given place to the shrinking virgin. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

In sum, I know how giddy and how vain Be lovers’ lives; what fear and boldness reign In all their ways; how every sweet is paid. Petrarch’s Triumphs by Petrarch

E. Phillips Oppenheim I felt terribly giddy and in great pain. The Man Without Nerves by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

H. G. Wells I had expected a violent jerk at starting, a giddy sense of speed. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

Thomas Hardy I have travelled just in the same way — round and round like a giddy ram. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

D. H. Lawrence Dropping off his clothes, he got into bed, and lay like a man suddenly overcome by drunkenness, the darkness lifting and plunging as if he were lying upon a black, giddy sea. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Charles Dickens Oh no!’ These were the last words spoken by the whelp, before a giddy drowsiness came upon him, followed by complete oblivion. Hard Times by Charles Dickens [1854]

But why he should remain afterwards leaning over the table propped up on his two arms as though he were feeling giddy or sick, she could not understand. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

Every black grinned like “Debil-debil,” for there was not one but knew that the perfidious Ned, and Lucy and the giddy piccaninny had eaten the pigling. Last Leaves from Dunk Island by E. J. Banfield

Rudyard Kipling Here’s a giddy jest! Come on, Campbell. Let’s cook ’em. Stalky & Co. by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

But a man with an iron nerve can find a foothold on precipices where another turns giddy and loses his head. Moth and Rust by Mary Cholmondeley [1912]

E. F. Benson And I rather think, though he makes me giddy with so much bowing, that Mr Wyse has guessed. Mapp and Lucia by E. F. Benson [1931]

Tobias Smolle I now tremble, and my head grows giddy with the remembrance of that dreadful occasion. The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom by Tobias Smolle

Jeanne, giddy with the noise, started back. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

Davies never seemed to listen, but tacked on imperturbably, juggling with the tiller, the sheets, and the chart, in a way that made one giddy to look at. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

Anthony Trollope She is thoughtless and giddy as women are, and takes my arm, and that kind of thing, you know. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins He ceased to be a human being: he became a giddy atom, spinning drunkenly in illimitable space. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

Ford Madox Ford The giddy cut she handed me out . No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

Rudyard Kipling It was what you might call a final exhibition — a last attack — a giddy par-ergon. Stalky & Co. by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

It was not a dazzling or giddy height to which to aspire; but to Ida just now it seemed the topmost pinnacle of social success. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Wilkie Collins The next instant, I was up again on my feet, wild and giddy with horror. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

For a moment I stood in the vestibule feeling more sick and giddy than I have ever felt before or since, and all the time trying vainly to think how to act. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]

Wilkie Collins I tried a second time to run out and find Laura, but my head was giddy and my knees trembled under me. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

She held in abhorrence all levity, all flirtation, all coquetry — small vices which often ruin domestic happiness, but which a giddy nature incurs without consideration. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

Robert Louis Stevenson I continued to follow his evolutions with a childish fixity; they made me giddy and vacant, and I spoke as in a dream. The Master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson