Phrases with "glorious"

It was going to be a glorious June. Queen’s weather, they called it. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Sir Walter Scott More glorious thou than hills of prey, More excellent art far. Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Andrew Lang That would be a glorious lamp for me. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Jonathan Swift Ten glorious campaigns are passed; and now at last, like the sick man, we are just expiring with all sorts of good symptoms. On the Conduct of the Allies by Jonathan Swift [1711]

CATULLUS. Truly a noble father, a glorious act of affection! Thus in a son's kind sheets lewdly to puddle, his own. Poems and Fragments by Catullus

Ever glorious Grattan! the best of the good! So simple in heart, so sublime in the rest! With all which Demosthenes wanted endued, And his rival, or victor, in all he possessed. Poems 1816-1823 by Byron [1816-1823]

Anthony Trollope She was to be a prisoner with gilded chains — for whom a splendid, a glorious future was in prospect, if only she would accept it. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

H. G. Wells It represented a glorious woman with a wise and fearless face stooping over her children and pointing them to far horizons. The History of Mr. Polly by H. G. Wells [1910]

D. H. Lawrence Nevertheless she was glad in hope, glorious and free, full of life and liberty. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

E. Phillips Oppenheim When she set down the jug it was empty but Cheshire felt that he was reborn into a glorious world. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

And to have invoked the forces of the insensate elements and laid our burdens upon them, is a glorious triumph. Unveiling a Parallel by Alice Ilgenfritz Jones and Ella Merchant [1893]

Rudyard Kipling There was the glorious certainty of war in the Soudan at any moment. The Light That Failed by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Willa Cather O eagle of eagles! Endeavor, achievement, desire, glorious striving of human art! From a cleft in the heart of the world she saluted it . The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Andrew Lang There were the roses on the leads; it was summer, warm, glorious summer. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

They said Philadelphia should have the most glorious city hall in the world. The Heads of Cerberus by Francis Stevens

Yes, that was a glorious vision, and its reflected light shone upon Brian Wendover, and in somewise glorified him. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Guy de Maupassan When she again raised her head the glorious colors of the dawning day had already disappeared. Une Vie (A Woman’s Life) by Guy de Maupassan

Anthony Trollope As to his dear niece, who was now filling that position in life which was most beautiful and glorious for a young woman — she could not have done better. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

A son — the eldest son of the Duke de Monçada, taking the vows, was a glorious triumph for the ex-Jesuits, and they did not fail to make the most of it. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

Charles Dickens The Protestant religion was established in England, and England’s great and glorious Revolution was complete. A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens [1852]

Henry David Thoreau You may perhaps have some pleasant, thrilling, glorious hours, even in a poorhouse. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

William Morris But from amidst the trees, no great way from the water’s edge, rose a great house, white and fair, as if it were new-builded, and all glorious with pinnacles, and tabernacles set with imagery. The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris [1897]

She whirled on the thing she had so long avoided, and the glorious creature looked past her at the shouting martyr beyond. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

It seemed a pity, for, when Janet had reached her own room, she remembered that she had intended to consult Anne as to the advisability of cutting her glorious hair into a fringe, like Mrs Smith’s. Moth and Rust by Mary Cholmondeley [1912]

It would be only like my glorious Aurora to take the burden upon her own shoulders, and to bear it bravely through every trial. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

William Makepeace Thackeray O glorious spectacle of light and life! O beatific symbol of Power, Love, Joy, Beauty! Let us look at thee with humble wonder, and thankfully acknowledge and adore. The Kickleburys on the Rhine by William Makepeace Thackeray [1851]

Sarah and her sister did her hair up too loose, and, being a glorious mass, it threatened all to come down and, meantime, a hair-pin quietly but persistently bored her cream-white poll. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

H. G. Wells You speak out of a cloud, glorious powerful and obscure. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

Francis Bacon Likewise glorious gifts and foundations, are like sacrifices without salt; and but the painted sepulchres of alms, which soon will putrefy, and corrupt inwardly. The Essays by Francis Bacon [1601]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Soon he heard another glorious sound—the sound of running water. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

E. Phillips Oppenheim They had talked of the life which lay before them—rose-colored and joyous, pregnant with glorious opportunities and possibilities. To Win the Love He Sought by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1895]

Anthony Trollope He had in store for him, for immediate use, a whole world of glorious bliss. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

John Morley He implored Frederick not to leave to Catherine alone the burden of so glorious a task. Voltaire by John Morley

The statu of Venus, glorious for to see, Was naked flotyng in the large see, And from the navel doun al covered was With waves grene, and bright as eny glas. Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales for the Modern Reader by prepared & edited by Arthur Burrell MA

The glorious maxim (sealed for ever in the title of the Roman pontiff-servus servorum Dei) ruled her ingloriously. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

George Gissing A spirit of solemn loveliness brooded upon the hills, glorious with sunset. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

He had loved too well to imagine himself a glorious racehorse, and now he was condemned to toil without honour like a costermonger’s donkey. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

I know my lot — I only ask Power to fulfil the glorious task; Willing the spirit, may the flesh Strength for the day receive afresh. Poems by Currer Bell by Charlotte Bronte [1846]

Isabella Bird The view from the hill above the town was the most glorious snow view I ever saw. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

I leaned against the casement, and watched those two glorious creatures, till they disappeared in the forest-glades; and then I turned. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Fire celestial burns in his eye; his nation-his glorious nation-is in his mind; himself he regards no more than the life of a cat, or the ruin of a canister. Suspiria de Profundis by Thomas De Quincey [1845]

Never had those glorious eyes shone with so brilliant a light; and Lavendale knew not that it was the wild lustre of despair. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

H. Rider Haggard Long mayst thou reign, O great and glorious Queen, and hold thy husband’s love in both thy hands, and many be the sons and daughters of thy beauty. Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard

Geoffrey Chaucer For ye that been so glorious in honours Shul nat allyen yow with hasardours, As by my wyl, ne as by my tretee,” This wise philosophre, thus seyde hee. The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

Robert Burns A fig for those by law protected! Liberty’s a glorious feast! Courts for cowards were erected, Churches built to please the priest. The Poetical Works of Robert Burns by Robert Burns

If Moreas were dead, and the two others were willing to forego their share, here was a chance of a glorious fortune for both of them. ’Long Live the King!’ by Guy Boothby [1900]

George Gissing I cannot tell you how we rejoiced in the happiness of Mr. Grail. That is a glorious thing that you have done. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Wilkie Collins Her glorious black hair — no! I will make an effort, I will suppress my ecstasies. A Rogue’s Life by Wilkie Collins [1879]

A tall and beautifully modelled figure, set off by a simple white gown; glorious dark hair, crowned with the plainest of straw hats. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

George Gissing He moved into an easier posture; his countenance brightened; he said within himself that destiny was hearing him on to glorious things. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

Marathon was brought in as belonging to it, and Harmodius with his associates, by birth Aphidneans, were also produced as glorious members of that tribe. Symposiacs by Plutarch

Olaf Stapledon Everywhere young minds, the only vehicle for a glorious change that had seemed imminent in him, were being squandered. Death into Life by Olaf Stapledon

The vegetation is there, glorious in its profuseness and healthiness. Last Leaves from Dunk Island by E. J. Banfield

E. F. Benson Lucia had a glorious way of completely disregarding the past, and pushing on ahead into the future. Lucia in London by E. F. Benson [1927]

George Gissing I think of it on these dark, mist-blinded mornings, as I come down to find a glorious fire crackling and leaping in my study. The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft by George Gissing [1902]

However, through this glorious affair I got my appointment, before I had fairly begun to hope for it. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad [1899]

G. K. Chesterton That did not mean that the drama of wood, like the other drama of cardboard, did not reveal to me real ideas and imaginations, and give me glorious glimpses into the possibilities of existence. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

George Meredith Alas, he could not be other than Christian, so glorious was he in build! One could vision an eagle swooping to his helm by divine election. The Tragic Comedians by George Meredith [1880]

The wardrobe has its Indian summer; and the glory of a first-rate tailor’s coat is like the splendour of a tropical sun — it is glorious to the last, and sinks in a moment. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

George Gissing If, thus hampered, he could outstrip competitors who had every advantage of circumstance, the more glorious his triumph. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

George Gissing Look, do look at that bastion of cloud over the sycamore! What glorious gradation of tints! What a snowy crown!’ ‘That is a pretty spray,’ he added, holding to her one that he had plucked. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

She was so young, prosperous, admired, and beloved, that it was difficult to account for the dim shadow of trouble that clouded her glorious eyes. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

The organist was playing Chopin’s Funeral March, and as the strains of glorious melody floated softly into the air Bert caught his breath in ecstasy. His Prey was Man by Arthur Gask [1942]

Sir Richard Burton Who waylaid Thy soul?’ ‘Go ask his glorious eyes,’ I said. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

George Meredith He slept on a door-step, dreaming that he was blown about among the angels of heaven and hell by a glorious tempest. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

George Gissing How much more glorious to know that I am doing my best to prepare souls for eternal bliss, than to be actuated by a mere desire to lessen pain for a few fleeting years. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

One cannot say of her as we can of the happy; she has lived her life — all things have been given to her, and she falls asleep at the close of a long and glorious day. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

George Gissing In the west, the clouds were still glorious for a time; there were two shaped like great expanded wings, edged with refulgence. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Andrew Lang The airy fairy fancies of happy Dreamland never grow old; they, like the glorious stars above us, are always young. The Lilac Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

My favorite hero was the gay monarch, Henry IV, and it seemed to me that the glorious songs of Beranger were written about him. In the World by Maksim Gorky

I shall require a young girl, pretty of course, and with a large fortune, which should help me to close my glorious career in the splendour befitting my exalted rank. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

George Meredith And did Mr. Durance approve? But surely she stood in a glorious England if there were men and women to welcome a girl to their councils. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

Once more the earth was deckt with flowers; Mild Zephyrs breathed through blooming bowers; High towered the glorious Sun, and poured the blaze of day. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

No glory and no beauty could be quite so glorious or so beautiful as those of his dreams. Signa by Ouida

Willa Cather Once again I had that glorious feeling that I’ve never had anywhere else, the feeling of being on the mesa, in a world above the world. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather [1925]

The nights in Elm Court, when I went home alone after a glorious evening, were devilish. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Andrew Lang But when the sun rose, it was a glorious sight. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

The sun, ascending higher and higher, scattering its rays in glorious triumph, was victoriously attacking the mist. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

Robert Louis Stevenson I am glad he gave you a good report of our surroundings and way of life; but I knew he would, for I believe he had a glorious time — and gave one. Vailima Letters by Robert Louis Stevenson

D. H. Lawrence When Walter Morel and Jerry arrived at Bestwood they felt a load off their minds; a railway journey no longer impended, so they could put the finishing touches to a glorious day. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

George Gissing A glorious beauty flashed in her face. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

I knew that I could love Isabel broken, Isabel beaten, Isabel ugly and in pain, more than I could love any sweet or delightful or glorious thing in life. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

Margaret Oliphant It was the same arm that used to lie stretched out uncovered upon her sick-bed like a glorious piece of marble. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

But love, that its extraction owns From solid gold and precious stones Must, like its shining parents, prove As solid and as glorious love. Hudibras by Samuel Butler [1663-1668]

Olaf Stapledon Even the dullards, who could not appreciate at all clearly the aim of the new society, felt vaguely that they were sharing in a glorious enterprise. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

H. G. Wells And then, from far away on the northern border of the city, full of glorious import to him, came a sound, a signal, a note of triumph, the leaden thud of a gun. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

Robert Burns That glorious victory was principally owing to the judicious conduct and intrepid valour of the gallant laird of Craigie, who died of his wounds after the action. The Poetical Works of Robert Burns by Robert Burns

But they woke at dawn as usual, and suddenly remembering the glorious thing that had happened, they all raced out into the pasture together. Animal Farm by George Orwell [1944]

Aphra Behn Upon this they made a seizure of both his, and his uncle’s estate, to the use of the States. Thus the best and most glorious man, that ever graced that part of the world, was undone by love. Love-letters between a Nobleman and his sister by Aphra Behn

Marjorie Bowen Behind them beautiful open country spread into the blue distance, fragrant and glorious with budding trees. The Viper of Milan by Marjorie Bowen [1906]

G. K. Chesterton Massacre is wicked even with a provocation, as in the Bartholomew. But your modern Nietzsche will tell you that massacre would be glorious without a provocation. The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

It was a glorious and utterly satisfying prospect. To Love and Be Wise by Josephine Tey [1950]

The Observatory outbuildings — stables, storerooms and cellars — contained ‘a glorious collection of junk’: chaff and com. The Bragg Family in Adelaide by John Jenkin

For ye, that be so glorious in honoúres, Shal not allien you with hasardoures, As by my wil, nor as by my tretee. Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales for the Modern Reader by prepared & edited by Arthur Burrell MA

Anthony Trollope There could surely nothing be so glorious as being well in love. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Andrew Lang Go in peace, and may heaven give you a glorious victory!’ When everything was ready for his departure, the King gave them the keys of all the rooms and reminded them once more of what he had said. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Edgar Allan Poe To die laughing must be the most glorious of all glorious deaths! Sir Thomas More—a very fine man was Sir Thomas More—Sir Thomas More died laughing, you remember. The Assignation by Edgar Allan Poe [1834]

Arthur Morrison Revolutions were never accomplished without bloodshed, and a few casual lives were not to be weighed in the balance against the glorious consummation of the social upheaval. Tales of Mean Streets by Arthur Morrison

Algernon Blackwood Though she could have crushed him with her foot, she could equally have flung herself in utter abandonment before his glorious crouching strength. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Henry Handel Richardson What a glorious piece of luck, Mary, that I should have stuck to them and gone on paying their wretched calls, when every one else let them lapse in despair. The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

Anthony Hope Then the lady with the pale face and the glorious hair, her train held by two pages, stepped from her place and came to where I stood. The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope

The labourers I see about Kingthorpe have a glorious air of independence, and I daresay are as proud, in their way, as if they were dukes. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Wilkie Collins I think of Penrose with admiration, as of one whose glorious life, with all its dangers, I should like to share!” He spoke with a rising color and brightening eyes. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

George Gissing Bitterly cold, but what a glorious sunrise! Against the flushed sky, those limestone heights of Capri caught the golden radiance and shone wondrously. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

Walter Scott The glorious light of reformation hath shone alike on prince and peasant; and peasant as well as prince may be illustrated by fighting in its defence. The Monastery by Walter Scott [1820]

Gaston Leroux There was a glorious moon shining. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux [1910]

Radclyffe Hall Came the day when Stephen rode out with her father to a meet, a glorious and memorable day. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

E. Nesbi She tried to be grateful, but she felt she would much rather have helped in whatever it was than have to spend her birthday afternoon by herself, no matter how glorious the surprise might be. The Railway Children by E. Nesbi

Sarah Orne Jewett It was a glorious day early in July, with a clear, high sky; there were no clouds, there was no noise of the sea. The Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett [1896]

H. Rider Haggard It is a glorious country, and only wants the hand of civilized man to make it a most productive one. Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard

Charles Dudley Warner She had a glorious attendance of cavaliers and pages, with many guards and domestics. Washington Irving by Charles Dudley Warner

A glorious Name and olden is ill without Children, unto the first a new Stock as goodly begetting. Poems and Fragments by Catullus

I am afraid it will not satisfy my readers of either sex; but the letter was written so and not otherwise, and this glorious romance shall have no other conclusion. Mademoiselle de Maupin by Théophile Gautier [1835]

Arthur Conan Doyle Who’s the fellow who talks of ‘one crowded hour of glorious life’? By George! it’s too fascinating. Danger! and other stories by Arthur Conan Doyle [1918]

In every branch of human activity — in war, in administration, in social life, in art, and in literature — the same energy was apparent, the same glorious success. Landmarks in Literature--French by Lytton Strachey

The early autumnal days were glorious in their balmy beauty. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Charles Kingsley Burns! thou hast given us a name To shield us from the taunts of scorn: The plant that creeps amid the soil A glorious flower has borne. Burns and His School by Charles Kingsley

Anthony Trollope The “assassination” of Cæsar, if that is to be the word used, was to his idea a glorious act done on behalf of humanity. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Walter Scott Shortly afterwards, all England was engaged in chorusing his favourite ditty — “Oh, the twenty-ninth of May, It was a glorious day, When the King did enjoy his own again. Woodstock by Walter Scott [1855]

Henry Kingsley It was a glorious crystal clear day in autumn; all nature, aroused from her summer’s rest, had put off her suit of hodden grey, and was flaunting in gaudiest green. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

And yet of late she often thought, deep in her heart, what a glorious life she might be leading now, if Jervis, less or more devoted, had granted her, two years ago, an arranged divorce. The Story of Ivy by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1927]

H. Rider Haggard Now, during these many months Brighteyes had grown yet more great in girth and glorious to look on than he was before. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

E. F. Benson That glorious work contains, as I have always maintained, the Key to the Master’s soul. Trouble for Lucia by E. F. Benson [1939]

The ducks were swimming gaily in the village pond, and the village inn was still glorious with red geraniums, in redder pots. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Olaf Stapledon You see, after that show, I remained awake for some months, carrying on with my job in a mood of glorious detachment and amusement, much as an adult may enter into a children’s game. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

The pass of Bukit Berapit, seen in solitude on a glorious morning, is almost worth a journey round the world. The Golden Chersonese and the way thither by Isabella L. Bird [1883]

Strike! give a glorious triumph to the influence of the church, and add to the merits of the holy Director. You have sacrificed your Esau, your first-born, already, let Jacob be your next victim. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

William Morris Then presently I heard a glorious voice ring outclear, close to me “Christ keep the Hollow Land Through the sweet spring-tide, When the apple-blossoms bless The lowly bent hill side. The Hollow Land by William Morris [1856]

Wilkie Collins The glorious prospect of his son’s banishment to China appeared to turn his brain. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

The papal inkstands were all glorious externally; but within the ink was vile. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

The next day, Sunday, turned out a fine and glorious day, and I looked to the service in chapel to make up in some way for the humiliations and worries of the week. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

H. G. Wells Foiled and terror-stricken, Mr. Bessel swept back again, to find his desecrated body whooping in a glorious frenzy down the Burlington Arcade . Twelve Stories and a Dream by H. G. Wells [1903]

Anthony Trollope How could he be really unhappy while he possessed such an assurance of love as this, and while his mother was able to give him so glorious an example of endurance? He was not really unhappy. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

Glyndon was transported with a young man’s passion and a young man’s pride: “This glorious creature,” thought he, “may yet be mine. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

Henry Handel Richardson He is said to have a glorious Legato— just the very thing for the Variations.” “Indeed?” said Maurice with a well-emphasised dryness. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

A noble ruin — a glorious prospect!” Glyndon paused delightedly, and surveyed the scene before and below with the eye of a painter. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

A glorious evening, or rather night, which borrowed something from the morning, followed, and the conversation of the poet confirmed and increased the admiration created by his writings. Robert Burns by John Campbell Shairp [1879]

There is a sanitarium there with a glorious view, and a delicious temperature ranging from 60 degrees to 75 degrees, while in the town and on the low lands it ranges from 80 degrees to 90 degrees. The Golden Chersonese and the way thither by Isabella L. Bird [1883]

Herman Melville I suppose, though, that the mountains hereabouts break and churn up the thunder, so that it is far more glorious here than on the plain. The Lightning-Rod Man by Herman Melville

Henry Kingsley They stood on the lawn while the glove controversy was going on, and a glorious prospect there was that bright spring morning. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

John Morley No great captain returning from a prolonged campaign of difficulty and hazard crowned by the most glorious victory, ever received a more splendid and farresounding greeting. Voltaire by John Morley

George Meredith Adiante had been to him something beyond a creature beloved; she had with her glorious beauty and great-heartedness been the sole object which had ever inspirited his imagination. Celt and Saxon by George Meredith [1910]

Arthur Conan Doyle Still, it was a glorious death — in the direct service of the Emperor — and I reflected that there could not be less than five lines, and perhaps seven, in the Moniteur about me. The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1896]

Arthur Machen How old was glorious Cervantes, now serene for ever amongst the immortals, when he found his way to that village of La Mancha? Fifty, I think, or almost fifty. Far Off Things by Arthur Machen [1922]

And yet for this, as a great and glorious thing, they should be ready to die; when as to boast of the other would be shameful and ridiculous. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

But I’d chuck up cricket tomorrow, Bunny, if it wasn’t for the glorious protection it affords a person of my proclivities. The Amateur Cracksman by E. W. Hornung [1899]

Robert Burns At Wallace’ name, what Scottish blood But boils up in a spring-tide flood! Oft have our fearless fathers strode By Wallace’ side, Still pressing onward, red-wat shod, Or glorious dy’d. The Poetical Works of Robert Burns by Robert Burns

Andrew Lang He took the command of the army which was brought against the wicked King, and defeated him in a glorious battle, so that peace was at once concluded on conditions that were just to everyone. The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Henry Kingsley I knew one, gone from us now by a glorious death, who had that faculty. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

Arthur Conan Doyle Father Pierre, of the French Mission, was also unaffected, as was natural to one who regarded martyrdom as a glorious crown. The Pot of Caviare by Arthur Conan Doyle [1908]

H. G. Wells And suddenly came a florist’s window, and in the centre of it a glorious heap of roses. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

Olaf Stapledon The Tibetans, ever-respected for the glorious victory that they had won against the forces of darkness through their spiritual discipline, were universally regarded as the main fastness of the spirit. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

R. D. Blackmore He had run away to sea, full of glorious dreams — valor, adventure, heroism, rivers of paradise, and lands of heaven. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Then was Sigmund wedded to Hjordis, and now each day was the feast better and more glorious than on the day before it. The Story of the Volsungs by translated by William Morris and Eirikr Magnusson

E. F. Benson The day arrived, a hot and glorious morning, just as if Lucia had ordered it. Lucia's Progress by E. F. Benson [1935]

Then said the King, “Imagine not that oaths sworn unto the Demons by Gorice XI. of memory ever glorious bind me any whit. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

Charles Dickens But when, after all, he was taken out to be burnt, he was nobly true to his better self, and made a glorious end. A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens [1852]

This was Monday; the wedding was to be on Thursday; and on the Saturday Anna and William were to go back with us to Dyke Manor. It was September weather, and a glorious day. Helen Whitney’s Wedding by Ellen Wood [1877]

Radclyffe Hall The world would condemn but they would rejoice; glorious outcasts, unashamed, triumphant! She began to pace restlessly up and down the room, as had ever been her wont in moments of emotion. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

George Gissing Then there would be battle till dawn, followed, alas! by no glorious victory of the sun-god, but with more weeping of the heavens and sighing of the worn-out winds. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

Arthur Conan Doyle If it were so — if I lost my life — I should still have sold it at a glorious price. The Adventures of Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1903]

Charles Dickens That reign had been a glorious one, and is made for ever memorable by the distinguished men who flourished in it. A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens [1852]

Then for more long hours he sat with it in his hand just looking at it and gloating over the way its glorious stones gleamed and sparkled and flashed back the light. The House with the High Wall by Arthur Gask [1948]

H. G. Wells They let one into the very heart of those specimen chunks of rock one found so boring in a drawer, they lit them up with a blaze of glorious colour. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Although so terrible with the Aztecs, it was sometimes voluntarily embraced by them, as the most glorious death, and one that opened a sure passage into paradise. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

There had never been such a day for the trout in his memory, so cool and breezy and soft, nor had he ever seen so glorious a water. Politics and the Mayfly by John Buchan

Benjamin Disraeli He found himself alone in a gay and glorious garden. The Voyage of Captain Popanilla by Benjamin Disraeli [1828]

I knew his master, Dryden. I have sat at Wills’s coffee-house many a night with glorious John.” “No man is glorious till after death,” said the other. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

Charles Kingsley It is just half-past four o’clock, on a glorious August morning. Two Years Ago by Charles Kingsley

It was a glorious winter afternoon, and the sun shone brightly out of a perfect high blue sky. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

Henry Handel Richardson I am as sorry as you that these weeks are over; but, glorious as they were, they couldn’t last for ever. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

He made his audience see him start out in his youth to play Shakespeare in the auditorium of the Cambridge Latin School, full of glorious dreams, burning with ambition. The Day of the Locust by Nathanael Wes

Oliver Goldsmith I stood for some time with my neck stretched out, in the posture of one that was listening to catch the glorious sounds, till looking round me, I found myself alone at his lordship’s gate. The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith

Washington Irving Before us extended the glorious Vega. In the distance was romantic Granada surmounted by the ruddy towers of the Alhambra, while far above it the snowy summits of the Sierra Nevada shone like silver. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

Henry Lawson It was a glorious send-off, and only two found beds that night — the government supplied the beds. While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson

This is such a glorious old place . The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

H.G. Wells There never was a country was as great and glorious as this. The Wonderful Visit by H.G. Wells [1895]

His long and glorious day was now drawing to its close; and he contemplated the event with the same serenity which he had shown under the clouds of its morning and in its meridian splendour. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Rudyard Kipling If so experienced a man could by any means be made drunk, it would be a glorious thing to fill him up with composite liquors, and, in the language of his own country, ‘let him retrospect. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Andrew Lang And all was silent, so terribly silent! All at once there came in at the window the most glorious burst of song. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Anatole France So I ascended peacefully to my room, went to bed, and blew the candle out at the end of the most glorious day of my life. At the Sign of the Reine Pédauque by Anatole France

He had no power left to bear the weight; A thousand famous prizes hardly gain’d She took; and thousand glorious palms obtained. Petrarch’s Triumphs by Petrarch

These descriptions of the wonderful old city form a glorious pentatych. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

Elizabeth Gaskell The May evening was glorious in light and shadow. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

That careless offer of hers to marry Boots — perhaps — had been mere bait to keep interested one in whom she foresaw a glorious casus belli with her loathed fiancé’s entire gild. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

And in thy consulate, This glorious age, O Pollio, shall begin, And the months enter on their mighty march. The Eclogues of Virgil by translated by J. B. Greenough

E. F. Benson But Georgie, what a glorious picture, isn’t it? I almost think it has gained by being Victorianized; there a devilish reserved force about the Victorians which mere nudity lacks. Trouble for Lucia by E. F. Benson [1939]

George Meredith To the bosom of the majestic creature, all her glorious attributes have become the executioner’s implements. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

Edith Wharton This unexpected silence mortified him beyond reason, and though the next morning he saw a glorious cluster of yellow roses behind a florist’s window-pane, he left it there. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton [1920]

There is a glorious field for the members of the Alpine Club here. A First Year in Canterbury Settlement by Samuel Butler

Arthur Conan Doyle Now, of course, we know that a general statement of that sort is nonsense, for we could not get the glorious communications which we do get from anything but high intelligences. The Land of Mist by Arthur Conan Doyle [1926]

Marshall was unable to leave town immediately, but two days later, on Friday afternoon, he abruptly shut down work for the week-end, and motored down by himself in glorious weather. The Haunted Woman by David Lindsay [1922]

E. Phillips Oppenheim What a glorious show! You have heard the news, I suppose. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

No imagination could paint the glorious beauty of this country of enchantment, on the completion of spring, before the heats of summer had withered its freshness. Lodore by Mary Shelley

Yes, you are a glorious speaker. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

The garden, which she herself had planted and tended with the utmost care, commanded a glorious prospect. Books and Characters by Lytton Strachey

Anthony Trollope Then he endeavoured to reconcile them to their sacrifice by describing the importance and glorious British nature of their position. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

We were married early one morning in the first days of a glorious September and, straight away from the very church door, started upon our motoring honeymoon. The Beachy Head Murder by Arthur Gask [1941]

That rich colouring and bold design, that superb mastery of detail, and that glorious portrayal of the fullness of life can only be Rubens and Rubens alone. The Hidden Door by Arthur Gask [1934]

Henry James Suddenly the well-muffed knuckle of the waiter was applied to the door, which presently gave way to his exhibition, even as a glorious trophy, of the card of a visitor. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]