Phrases with "glamour"

E. F. Benson Now they wore a glamour and a preciousness that was bound up with life itself. Miss Mapp by E. F. Benson [1922]

As a man, of course, I know she may have had a very good reason indeed, and her mere name still carries a glamour about it for me, an unforgettable fascination. My Life and Loves by Frank Harris

Nikolai Gogol The moonlight seemed to have an intoxicating quality about it, a glamour which he had never perceived before. A May Night by Nikolai Gogol

Algernon Blackwood It was the glamour that touched her only — second-sight, as she might call it. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

H. G. Wells His mind went back to his youth, his ardent poetic but still classical and seemly youth, when Tennyson was still admired and the lost land of King Arthur cast a glamour on the Cornish coast. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

D. H. Lawrence He had fought against his glamour and fascination. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Algernon Blackwood And the reason — I admit it frankly — was that somewhere behind the amazing glamour of it all lay — truth. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

D. H. Lawrence They had a glamour like magic for him. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Arthur Conan Doyle The recognition of their existence will jolt the material twentieth-century mind out of its heavy ruts in the mud, and will make it admit that there is a glamour and a mystery to life. The Coming of the Fairies by Arthur Conan Doyle [1922]

Willa Cather The great men are those who have developed slowly, or who have been able to survive the glamour of their early florescence and to go on learning from life. Not Under Forty by Willa Cather [1936]

Margaret Oliphant To see anything venerable or sacred in the aspect of such a place, required an amount of illusion and glamour which the young minister could not summon into his eyes. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

The glamour of her close neighbourhood and the peaceful perfume of violet that stole from her fired him with a senseless glory, and he longed to assert his right to her admiration. Limehouse Nights by Thomas Burke

William Makepeace Thackeray With his gold rod and robes and trappings of many colors, he looks like a royal enchanter, and as if he had raised up all this scene of glamour by a wave of his glittering wand. Roundabout Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1860-63]

D.H. Lawrence He saw the Solent and the world of glamour flying gay as snow outside, where inside was only Siegmund, tired, dispirited, without any joy. The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence

F. Scott Fitzgerald It was a mood of intense appreciation, a sense that, for once, he was magnificently attune to life and that everything about him was radiating a brightness and a glamour he might never know again. All the Sad Young Men by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1926]

Edith Wharton In pity for herself she would have liked to draw the old tattered glamour over him; but there must always have been rents and cracks in it, and now it couldn’t by any tugging be made to cover him. The Mother’s Recompense by Edith Wharton [1925]

He is the enslaver of youth, not by the literary artifices of presentation, but by the natural glamour of his own temperament. Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad [1921]

And Youghal had in her eyes the advantage which the glamour of combat, even the combat of words and wire-pulling, throws over the fighter. The Unbearable Bassington by Saki

Arthur Conan Doyle A more perfect Naiad of the Deep could not be imagined, the very personification of the mystery and the glamour of the sea. The Maracot Deep by Arthur Conan Doyle [1929]

E. F. Benson Though still an intellectual Titan, he lost something of his moral stature, and the glamour began to fade from his work as well. Charlotte Bronte by E. F. Benson [1932]

H. G. Wells I bent all my mind to throw that glamour upon it, seeking not only to convert her but myself to that. Twelve Stories and a Dream by H. G. Wells [1903]

Virginia Woolf Chief among these sources of glamour and perhaps misunderstanding is the language. The Common Reader by Virginia Woolf [1925]

The Eternal City threw its glamour around these ancient pilgrims, who found both life and climate exactly suited to the needs of old age. Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century by George Paston [1902]

Mark Twain It seems a sort of sacrilege to disturb the glamour of old romance that pictures her to us softly from afar off as through a tinted mist, and curtains her ruin and her desolation from our view. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

George Meredith She had these marvellous eyes and the glamour for men. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

G. K. Chesterton It may be very unfair to women that the toil and triviality of potato peeling should be seen through a glamour of romance; but the glamour is quite as certain a fact as the potatoes. George Bernard Shaw by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

D. H. Lawrence But during this year the glamour began to depart from college. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Oscar Wilde No glamour ever transfigures them. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

D. H. Lawrence Life was full of glamour for us both. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

Edith Wharton The glamour of balls never did last: they so quickly became a matter for those domestic undertakers, the charwomen, housemaids and electricians. Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton [1927]

Algernon Blackwood Julius and I should presently meet again, shake hands, look into each other’s eyes — I should hear his voice and share again the glamour of his personality. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

The robes of glamour are luckily the property of the immovable past which, without them, would sit, a shivery sort of thing, under the gathering shadows. The Inn of the Two Witches by Joseph Conrad [1913]

H. Rider Haggard Thou hast cast a glamour over me these many years, Groa, and it is gone. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

Robert Louis Stevenson The box of goods in Verne’s Mysterious Island is another case in point: there was no gusto and no glamour about that; it might have come from a shop. Memories and Portraits by Robert Louis Stevenson

H. P. Lovecraf Mr. White imparts a very peculiar quality to his tales — an oblique sort of glamour which has its own distinctive type of convincingness. Supernatural Horror in Literature by H. P. Lovecraf

D. H. Lawrence Yet for a moment, that January morning, how wonderful, oh, the timeless glamour of those Middle Ages when men were lordly and violent and shadowed with death. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

And this high office of slaughter, as an expression of the slayer’s prepotence, casts a glamour of worth over every act of slaughter and over all the tools and accessories of the act. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

They cast their glamour on him. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

E. F. Benson He could not possibly help seeing what that printed matter was, for it was in capital letters: INCREASE YOUR HEIGHT Georgie quickened his step, and the old familiar glamour brightened round him. Queen Lucia by E. F. Benson [1920]

G. K. Chesterton It does really require all the old Gaelic glamour to make men think that Glasgow is a grand place. A Miscellany of Men by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

D. H. Lawrence It seemed as if Alvina, the Englishwoman, had a certain magic glamour for them, and so long as she was happy, it was a supreme joy and relief to them to have her there. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

H. G. Wells It put the glamour in its place and made the fugitive impulse controllable and tolerable. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Virginia Woolf The power is a mysterious one compounded of beauty, birth, and some rarer gift, which we may call glamour and have done with it. Orlando by Virginia Woolf [1928]

Sir Walter Scott But deil o’ sic a story as yours, wi’ glamour and dead folk and losing ane’s gate, I ever heard out o’ the tale-books! But whisht, I hear the keeper coming. Guy Mannering by Sir Walter Scott [1815]

Theodore Dreiser The glamour of the high life of the city had, in the few experiences afforded her by the former, seized her completely. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

G. K. Chesterton That would be classed by scientists among Irish legends—those that have the Celtic glamour and all that. The Flying Inn by G. K. Chesterton [1914]

The glamour of a separate banking-account shone upon her. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

I kept my eye on his shabby plodding with a sort of notion that it was a punishment for the heroics of his fancy — an expiation for his craving after more glamour than he could carry. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

Glamour urged him on, glamour kept him unscathed. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad [1899]

She contrived to leave her glamour over me, and in my dreams she troubled me. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

E. Phillips Oppenheim There were many things he wanted to say, but the glamour of her presence kept him curiously tongue-tied. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

To lose money at bridge and not to have to pay it was one of those rare experiences which gave the card-table a glamour in her eyes which it could never otherwise have possessed. The Chronicles of Clovis by Saki

M. R. James It was, indeed, quite without emotion: I was only conscious that I could see the whites of the eyes all round the pupil, and that, we know, has a glamour of madness about it. Collected Ghost Stories by M. R. James

It had a glamour for him which, he supposed, a Separationist (as I had the reputation of being) could not fail to see. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The stage has no glamour for me. The Amazing Partnership by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1914]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle The glamour of the gold bags had crept over Robert also, and froze the remonstrance upon his lips. The Doings of Raffles Haw by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Arthur Conan Doyle I would put Coleridge’s tour de force of grim fancy first, but I know none other to compare in glamour and phrase and easy power with “Ticonderoga.” Then there is his immortal epitaph. Through the Magic Door by Arthur Conan Doyle [1907]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Amory wandered occasionally to New York on the chance of finding a new shining green auto-bus, that its stick-of-candy glamour might penetrate his disposition. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Thomas Hardy The further she got away from the glamour of that room, and the influence of its occupant, the more she became of opinion that she had acted foolishly. The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid by Thomas Hardy

Anthony Trollope Mrs. Mountjoy, over whose spirit the glamour of the captain’s prestige was still potent, said much in his favor. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

D.H. Lawrence It was there standing away upon the house-tops, against a glamour of foliaged hillside. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

F. Scott Fitzgerald There was a kindliness about intoxication — there was that indescribable gloss and glamour it gave, like the memories of ephemeral and faded evenings. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

It was the glamour of his imaginary wealth. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Robert Louis Stevenson It seems a pity to sit, like the Lady of Shalott, peering into a mirror, with your back turned on all the bustle and glamour of reality. Virginibus Puerisque by Robert Louis Stevenson

D.H. Lawrence He was at the bitter point of farewell; could see, beyond the glamour around him, the ugly building of his real life. The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence

Henry James The New York mind would throw its glamour over Lady Barb if she would only give it a chance; for it was thoroughly bright responsive and sympathetic. Lady Barbarina by Henry James [1884]

D. H. Lawrence The heavy gold glamour of approaching sunset lay over all the colliery district, and the ugliness overlaid with beauty was like a narcotic to the senses. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

That she, Rachel, whom he had always regarded as the first among women, should be dazzled by the empty glamour of rank, now that her fortune put such marriages within her reach, was incredible. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

The glamour that emanates from yours truly has enveloped him like a North River fog. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

Algernon Blackwood The glamour of association did not operate. The Garden of Survival by Algernon Blackwood [1918]

D. H. Lawrence A woman has no glamour for a man any more. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

E. Phillips Oppenheim The meal continued to its appointed end, but the glamour of it had gone. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Arthur Conan Doyle You feel that he could have cast a glamour over the multiplication table had he set himself to do so. Through the Magic Door by Arthur Conan Doyle [1907]

This transient spring and lighting up are beautiful — a glamour beguiling our senses. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

And this is all that is left of it! Only a moment; a moment of strength, of romance, of glamour — of youth! . Youth by Joseph Conrad [1898]

Algernon Blackwood The glamour was still upon his eyes with a degree of reality stronger than the reality even of normal life. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

Olaf Stapledon Not only so, but the glamour of the hero has helped to make you what you now are. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

You can’t imagine a mode of life more barren of consolation, less capable of being invested with a spark of glamourunless it be the business of an insurance canvasser. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

D. H. Lawrence The glamour was cast from the young couple upon all they came into contact with, waiters or chance acquaintances. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

D. H. Lawrence The glamour and sadness of him, his silence, as he stooped unfastening his boots. The Captain’s Doll by D. H. Lawrence

This slim woman, poised exquisitely like some statue between the pillared lights, with her fair cloud of hair, her long delicate face, and her pale bright eyes, had the glamour of a wild dream. Greenmantle by John Buchan

John Galsworthy There was a glamour over the city. In Chancery by John Galsworthy

Arthur Machen There is a real world, but it is beyond this glamour and this vision, beyond these ‘chases in Arras, dreams in a career,’ beyond them all as beyond a veil. The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen

Miles Franklin My tale might have adorned the Supplement to the Goulburn Evening Penny Post. I love the tales in the Penny Post, full of mystery and glamour and castles and lords and gorgeous lovers. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]