Phrases with "grand"

At length came the day of the nuptials — a grand day for Belmont — a grand day for the town. The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Sinclair Lewis Polo was sentenced to three years in prison, on a charge of grand larceny. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

George Meredith But this could not be denied—whatever the lady’s age, she was a grand woman in her carriage, and when looking angry, she had a queenlike aspect that raised her out of the reckoning of time. The Case of General Ople and Lady Camper by George Meredith [1877]

Robert Louis Stevenson Denner,’ he said abruptly to Mary, and then ran on to me: ‘They’re grand braws, thir that we hae gotten, are they no? Yon’s a bonny knock 2, but it’ll no gang; and the napery’s by ordnar. The Merry Men by Robert Louis Stevenson

Oh! if I had but wings to fly with you there for one day to see the grand play ‘Joan of Arc,’ as they have placed it on the stage. Her Father’s Name by Florence Marryat [1878]

Jules Verne At last, in spite of all his endeavours, an outbreak occurred on the occasion of a grand banquet by way of “house-warming,” when the new habitation was completed. The Field of Ice by Jules Verne

Jules Verne Du reste, ce sont des cimes émergées, plutôt arides que verdoyantes, dont le Royaume–Uni n’a pas tiré grand profit jusqu’alors. L’île à hélice by Jules Verne [1895]

Jules Verne Le lendemain, de grand matin, on quitta ce misérable village. Kéreban le Tétu by Jules Verne [1883]

Jules Verne En rentrant dans le grand salon, je vis ce programme affiché à la porte: C’était, on le voit, un concert complet, avec première partie, entracte, seconde partie et finale. Une Ville Flottante by Jules Verne [1871]

They have to do the thing they speak of in order to visualise the idea, and, consequently, Seumas Beg was soon reconstructing the earlier visit of the policemen to their house in grand pantomime. The Crock of Gold by James Stephens

These were a grand scheme for the union of Protestant Christendom, and his propagand of Comenius’s school-reform. Milton by Mark Pattison [1879]

Andrew Lang So she declared that she would starve herself to death if they did not find some means of letting her see Fanfaronade’s grand entry into the town. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Arthur Machen I was tired to death after all those miles I had walked; but when I had finished my breakfast and filled my pipe, I had a grand time of it. A Fragment of Life by Arthur Machen

The affair is a grand one for you. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

Anthony Trollope There was a grand kitchen garden, or rather a kitchen garden which had been intended to be grand; but since Lizzie’s reign had been commenced, the grandeur had been neglected. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Nathaniel Hawthorne I observed that he was elaborately dressed, as if for some grand entertainment. The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

Tobias Smolle We met a Roman princess going thither with a grand retinue, in consequence of a vow she had made for the re-establishment of her health. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

Elizabeth Gaskell We had an apartment, as they call it there, in the Rue de Lille; we had the first-floor of a grand hotel, with the basement for our servants. My Lady Ludlow by Elizabeth Gaskell [1858]

Wilkie Collins The grand repose of nature had never looked so unutterably solemn and beautiful as it now appeared, after what I had seen and heard inside the house. The Dead Alive by Wilkie Collins [1874]

William Blades Boccaccio hastily mounted in great joy at the prospect of a grand bibliographical treat. The Enemies of Books by William Blades [1880]

Jules Verne Il faut l’avouer, ce pain était excellent, et j’en mangeai avec grand plaisir. Vingt Mille Lieues sous les Mers by Jules Verne [1869-70]

Thomas Carlyle And all in such free flowing outlines; grand in its sincerity, in its simplicity; in its epic melody, and repose of reconcilement. On Heroes and Hero Worship and the Heroic in History by Thomas Carlyle

Somehow or other they must have been opened, for as soon as the car started it headed straight for the grand avenue. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

So, taking the four poor birds, she gave them to Renzo, with a look of contemptuous compassion, which seemed to say, ‘you must indeed have made a grand blunder. I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni

Sir Walter Scott However, he’s a grand man and an officer man, and they do what they like wi’ the like o’ us. Guy Mannering by Sir Walter Scott [1815]

Charlotte Perkins Gilman There was a most impressive array of pageantry, of processions, a sort of grand ritual, with their arts and their religion broadly blended. Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1915]

James Anthony Froude There is an absence of attempts at grand effects. Bunyan by James Anthony Froude [1880]

Ah! she thought grand things of it at first, naturally, marrying a gentleman! But unequal marriages rarely turn out well in the long run. Roger Bevere by Ellen Wood [1884]

Robert Louis Stevenson The father, with a grand simplicity, either spoke of what interested himself, or maintained an unaffected silence. The Weir of Hermiston by Robert Louis Stevenson

Henry James What was fundamental and of the essence of the matter would be to secure the grand girl and then carry everything out. Lady Barbarina by Henry James [1884]

Louisa May Alcott After a grand rummage three of the missing articles were found, one over the bird cage, one covered with ink, and a third burned brown, having been used as a holder. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

Guy de Maupassant The marriage was agreed upon, and it was settled that it should be a grand affair, and the wedding dinner was to be held at Sainte–Adresse, at Mother Lusa’s restaurant. The Accursed Bread (Le Pain Maudit) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

Thomas Hardy What a grand thought of mine! Now, let’s to’t again. A Changed Man by Thomas Hardy [1913]

George Meredith The strangeness of men, young and old, the little things (she regarded a grand wine as a little thing) twisting and changing them, amazed her. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

It’s a grand thing to travel and get an idea of the extent and resources of our country. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

George Meredith That grand tongue of the giant City inspires none human to Bardic eulogy while we let those discords be. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

Isabella Bird In former days it must have been a grand sight when they returned to their tower after the day’s depredations. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Mr. Smolendo had produced a grand fairy spectacle, in which La Chicot was the central figure. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Henry James If he had only let her idealise him a little to himself she would have felt that she was making up, by so much, for her grand mistake. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

George MacDonald He did not think the horse looked nearly so nice as Diamond, nor Mr. Stonecrop nearly so grand as his father; but he was none, the less pleased. At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald

It was a grand change after being so long alone. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

Quiet, of course, for there is not much to do at Drecques except stroll over the ruins of the old castle, or saunter about the quaint little ancient town, and go into the grand old church. Featherston’s Story by Ellen Wood [1889]

Jules Verne Cette loutre, longue d’un mètre cinquante centimètres, devait avoir un très grand prix. Vingt Mille Lieues sous les Mers by Jules Verne [1869-70]

Marcel Prous Mais pour Mme de Guermantes, si vous pouviez lui faire savoir, même avec un peu d’exagération, ce que vous pensez de moi, vous me feriez un grand plaisir. Le Côté de Guermantes by Marcel Prous

And if we could get clear off to San Francisco there were lots of grand new towns springing up near the Rocky Mountains, where a man could live his life out peaceably, and never be heard of again. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

I was yesterday to see that of the late grand Vizier, who was killed at Peterwaradin. It was built to receive his royal bride, daughter of the present sultan; but he did not live to see her there. Letters from Turkey by Mary Wortley Montagu [1725]

William Makepeace Thackeray Last Sunday was a grand Fate. I had the Eleet of my friends: the display was sumptious; the company reshershy. Burlesques by William Makepeace Thackeray

What a grand opportunity, I thought, for saying some of the things I had so often wanted to say to her! But I hesitated, turning hot and then cold. Unveiling a Parallel by Alice Ilgenfritz Jones and Ella Merchant [1893]

He swore that he was acquainted with the habits of the house; that Monday evening was a grand gala night there, and that on these occasions the servants didn’t lock up the plate. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

Jules Verne Altamont, qui montrait un grand dévouement et une véritable abnégation, profita d’un reste de force et résolut de procurer par la chasse quelque nourriture à ses compagnons. Les Aventures du Capitaine Hatteras by Jules Verne [1864]

Anthony Trollope It all goes into a grand sum total, which is never to be touched without a feeling of sacrifice. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins If you and the other ladies decide to honor me, it is needless to say you shall have one of my grand efforts. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

Algernon Blackwood He was a grand fellow for an adventurous trip, a tower of strength when untoward things happened. The Willows by Algernon Blackwood [1907]

William Makepeace Thackeray The Kickleburys have the grand suite, as becomes their dignity. The Kickleburys on the Rhine by William Makepeace Thackeray [1851]

George Meredith Anna’s grand initiative hung in their memories like the throbbing of a pulse, so hotly their sensations swarmed about it, and so intensely it embraced and led what all were desiring. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

D. H. Lawrence And as one was with him, one came gradually to realize that out of all his baggy bourgeois appearance came something of a grand geste. The Captain’s Doll by D. H. Lawrence

Alternately the idol and the horror of his contemporaries, Byron was, during his life, feared and respected as “the grand Napoleon of the realms of rhyme. Byron by John Nichol [1880]

D. H. Lawrence Then they’ll all be insane, and they’ll make their grand auto da fe. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

It’s a grand thing to be young. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

Anthony Trollope It is covered with grand timber. North America by Anthony Trollope

The Hingham boy got wind of this, and said if the ship had been twelve hours sooner he should have been down among the soldiers, and in the booths, and having a grand time. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

Many a man builds a grand house for a show-off, when he has verra little to support it. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

H. Rider Haggard What a sight it was! When all is said and done, it is a grand thing to have lived through such an experience. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

Jules Verne Un grand nombre d’objets n’étaient plus que cendre et poussière. Les Aventures du Capitaine Hatteras by Jules Verne [1864]

Cummings fastened a large wheel set-piece on a stake in the ground by way of a grand finale. The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith

The ambassador himself was not without his desires of improving (as he called it) our state; and I cannot resist relating a circumstance which took place between him and the grand vizier. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier

He is writing a grand poem on “Dido and Aeneas.” I can’t tell whether I have the names rightly. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

It was well known, too, that neither Raiseley nor Mary had been a grand success in London. That was why, perhaps, they had married one another, a fellow-feeling making them wondrous kind. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

It is a grand sight in ornithology to see thousands of aras flying over your head, low enough to let you have a full view of their flaming mantle. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

Wilkie Collins The old gentleman was in raptures with the picture — with its tone, with its breadth, with its grand feeling for effect, with its simple treatment of detail. A Rogue’s Life by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Jules Verne L’Arabe Edrisi qui la dépeint sous le nom de golfe de Colzoum raconte que les navires périssaient en grand nombre sur ses bancs de sable, et que personne ne se hasardait à y naviguer la nuit. Vingt Mille Lieues sous les Mers by Jules Verne [1869-70]

Anthony Trollope To diminish the distances, not only between the rich and the poor but between the high and the low, was the grand political theory upon which his mind was always running. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope It was hardly yet nine when the post-boy somewhat loudly rang the bell at Sir Roger’s door; and then Dr Fillgrave, for the first time, found himself in the new grand hall of Boxall Hill house. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

Miles Franklin Other ladies in grand dresses called for an hour on their way to the ball. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

Nathaniel Hawthorne I have had grand dreams, but they have been only dreams, because I have lived — and that, too, by my own choice — among poor and mean realities. The Snow Image and other stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1851]

Jules Verne Je pêchai donc un grand nombre de poissons aux environs de Suez. Je leur passai à la queue un anneau de cuivre, et je les rejetai à la mer. Vingt Mille Lieues sous les Mers by Jules Verne [1869-70]

Anthony Trollope And it is Carlylism to opine that the general grand result of increased intelligence is a tendency to deterioration. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Jules Verne A la chute du jour, je vis passer à l’horizon un grand navire qui luttait péniblement. Vingt Mille Lieues sous les Mers by Jules Verne [1869-70]

A grand flute concert was then played, one of the younger brothers keeping time with a long hand-drum; then the band played; and dancing and duets and singing followed. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

But I have that to tell which monsieur will graciously take au grand servieux. A Daughter of To-Day by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1894]

George Meredith And would even a grand old Pagan crave the presence beside his dead body for an hour of the night of a woman he did not esteem? Dacier answered no. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Andrew Lang An hour or two passed, and everyone was waiting and watching, when at last the sound of trumpets was heard and a grand procession was seen marching up the street. The Brown Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Anatole France Before all it is clear that Jehovah is not God, but a grand Demon, because he has created this world. At the Sign of the Reine Pédauque by Anatole France

I retired to rest at night; my slumbers, as it were, waited on and ministered to by the assemblance of grand shapes which I had contemplated during the day. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

Henry James She had a grand appearance of being raised aloft, with a wide regard, a survey from a height of intelligence, for the great field of the artist, all the figures and passions he may represent. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

Henry Kingsley Why, we were there last night at a grand party. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

Guy de Maupassant If, however, his life had been complete! If he had done something; if he had had adventures, grand pleasures, successes, satisfaction of some kind or another. Regret by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

Anthony Trollope Will you go away and leave us at peace? They say you are rich and have a grand house. The Golden Lion of Granpere by Anthony Trollope

In the parlour there was a rosy chintz and some fine pieces of mahogany, in Mr. and Mrs. Sunwood’s bedroom a grand four-poster and a dressing-chest with a lattice of Chinese decoration. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Anthony Trollope The one gala evening of grand dresses — the evening which had been intended to be a gala, but which had turned out to be almost funereal — was over. The Golden Lion of Granpere by Anthony Trollope

He was only a lad and had come from the depths beyond Mardale, but he had the makings of a grand gentleman. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

George Gissing Nor courage only; the woman before him was very grand in her indignation, her pale face was surpassingly beautiful. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

Andrew Lang They did not depart before publishing (1628), in grand format, a desirable work on fencing, Thibault’s ‘Academie de l’Espee.’ This Tibbald also killed by the book. Books and Bookmen by Andrew Lang

Jules Verne Pendant la journée du 11 décembre, j’étais occupé à lire dans le grand salon. Vingt Mille Lieues sous les Mers by Jules Verne [1869-70]

Wilkie Collins My weight has been the grand misfortune of my life. The Fatal Cradle by Wilkie Collins [1861]

Ann Radcliffe An arch of singular magnificence remained almost entire, beyond which appeared wild cliffs retiring in grand perspective. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

Jules Verne C’était, en effet, jour de grand marché. L’Archipel en Feu by Jules Verne [1884]

George Meredith Nesta said: ‘Do you know, Skips, we saw a grand exhibition of fencing in Paris.’ He sighed. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

Anthony Trollope No doubt it would be a grand thing to own Humblethwaite and Scarrowby at some future time; but Sir Harry might live for these twenty years, and while Sir Harry lived he must be a slave. Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Andrew Lang One of them Beauty recognized as the stately lady she had seen in her dreams; the other was also so grand and queenly that Beauty hardly knew which to greet first. The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Robert Green Ingersoll For you can never be so poor that whatever you do you can’t do in a grand and manly way. On Skulls by Robert Green Ingersoll

In the neighborhood it was thought that Lantier had a private income, for this was the only way to account for the Coupeaus’ grand style of living. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Jules Verne Il croyait avoir trouvé «le grand continent du sud. Les Enfants du Capitaine Grant by Jules Verne [1867-68]

Jules Verne Un péril, si grand qu’il fût, avait toujours un attrait pour sa nature batailleuse. Vingt Mille Lieues sous les Mers by Jules Verne [1869-70]

D. H. Lawrence It seemed so grand and easy at first. The Fox by D. H. Lawrence

Wilkie Collins It was a grand stone building, with great plate-glass windows — all renewed and improved, they told me, since old Mr. Ronald’s time. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

George Gissing It’s grand to turn up potatoes. Will Warburton by George Gissing [1903]

Jules Verne Mais Glenarvan ne pouvait perdre un temps précieux à guetter leur retour pour observer l’opération du délestage et, au grand regret de Paganel, la marche interrompue fut reprise. Les Enfants du Capitaine Grant by Jules Verne [1867-68]

E. T. A. Hoffmann He was going to give a grand banquet the next day, and Pasquarello must look alive and have everything that was necessary prepared. Signor Formica by E. T. A. Hoffmann [1820]

It is a grand purpose; and’ (changing his voice from a half-sneer to a whine) ‘it’s the Looard’s own purpose, and that’s better. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

Andrew Lang The grand duke was looking much pleased. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Nathaniel Hawthorne Thence they climbed upward again, and came to the level plateau, on the summit of the hill, where are situated the grand piazza and the principal public edifices. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

Anthony Trollope Though he was wealthy, he never desired grand doings at the deanery. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Thomas Love Peacock Try the experiment on a grand scale. Crotchet Castle by Thomas Love Peacock

Robert Louis Stevenson Il eut un grand succes parmi nous. Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin by Robert Louis Stevenson

It is surely in the grand style, if there be such a thing as a grand style in philosophy. A Pluralistic Universe by William James [1909]

She approached the grand piano, where Victor Carrington was still sitting, turning over the leaves of some music, and at the same moment Sir Oswald rose also, and hurried towards her. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Thomas Hardy Having breakfasted at eight that morning, and having been much in the open air afterwards, the Adonis-astronomer’s appetite assumed grand proportions. Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy [1895]

Washington Irving A gallery or arcade of wood had been erected along the sides of the square, for the grand religious procession of the following day. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

He remembered the game quite well and said you were a grand player. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

Jules Verne Plusieurs de leurs navires avaient coulé ou sauté avec un grand nombre d’officiers et de matelots. L’Archipel en Feu by Jules Verne [1884]

Florence Dixie It’s horrible !” The two had scrambled down to where the first beast lay — a magnificent one it was, with a grand head, and, undoubtedly, an exceedingly weighty animal. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

The turkey was a grand bird, and weighed 21 lb. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

East Lynne is a vast deal too fine and too grand for you. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

The old man didn’t say much more, only shook his head, saying — ‘Ah, ye’re a grand laddie, and buirdly, and no that thrawn, either — like ye, Dick, ye born deevil,’ looking at me. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

Charles Baudelaire Tout droit dans son armure, un grand homme de pierre Se tenait à la barre et coupait le flot noir; Mais le calme héros, courbé sur sa rapière, Regardait le sillage et ne daignait rien voir. Les Fleurs du Mal by Charles Baudelaire

Andrew Lang Myself went down out o’ curiousity, and to be sure I was delighted with the grand dresses of the two brides, and the three crowns on their heads — gold, silver, and copper, one inside the other. The Lilac Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

This was the grand time of her life. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Some way distant, parted by a broad strip of unoccupied ground from the camp, were the grand marquees set aside for the Marshal and for his guests. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu There stands about a mile and a half beyond Islington, unless it has come down within the last two years, a singular and grand old house. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

Benjamin Disraeli It was when Prince Florestan expressed his desire to join the grand alliance, and become our active military ally. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

Anatole France Il est vrai que le grand baron avait laissé des trésors d’art à sa veuve. Monsieur Bergeret à Paris by Anatole France

You have hit upon the word, ‘La Valliere.’” “A grand discovery indeed. Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Jules Verne Mais, au lieu du grand jour que j’attendais, je me vis environné d’une obscurité profonde. Vingt Mille Lieues sous les Mers by Jules Verne [1869-70]

Benjamin Disraeli The party at the Russian consulate had gone on a grand expedition to the Dead Sea, and had been absent for many days from Jerusalem. They were conveyed by one of the sheiks of the Jordan valley. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

For it was a grand house to him. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

William Makepeace Thackeray Gentlemen, we give the grand assault tomorrow; when I promise thee, Wilfrid, thy banner shall not be before mine. Burlesques by William Makepeace Thackeray

George Gissing But isn’t it a grand idea? Isn’t it worth working for?” Warburton mused, smiling. Will Warburton by George Gissing [1903]

Many of the trees have died, but many still survive and are grand objects by the roadside. Chinese Pictures by Isabella L. Bird [1900]

Robert Green Ingersoll He should remember that all laborers belong to the same grand family — that they are the real kings and queens, the only true nobility. The Ghosts and other lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Sir Richard Burton Then I unlocked the door of the fourth chamber, and therein found a grand saloon with forty smaller chambers giving upon it. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

Mark Twain I reckon Mr. Jones was going to make a grand time over his surprise, but I bet you it will drop pretty flat. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain [1876]

The expanded white tail covered more space than all the rest of the bird, and was evidently the grand feature in the performance. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Robert Green Ingersoll The grand victories of the future must be won by man, and by man alone. The Gods by Robert Green Ingersoll

D. H. Lawrence I agree with you, Socrates gave the critical activity a grand start, but he did more than that,’ said Charlie May, rather magisterially. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

Ye poets, who my labours see, Come share the triumph all with me! Ye critics, born to vex the Muse, Go mourn the grand ally you lose!’ 3 ‘Shadwell:’ Dryden’s rival. The Poetical Works of Thomas Parnell by with an introduction by George Gilfillan [1855]

Dans un grand fauteuil, une jeune femme blonde était assise, ou plutôt gisait une jeune femme très blonde, tenant à la main une feuille de papier timbré . Le Petit Vieux des Batignolles by Émile Gaboriau [1876]

Il adorait sa femme, tout le monde le savait et le disait, mais ce grand amour n’avait pas dépassé les bornes convenues; il n’en était rejailli sur lui aucun ridicule . Le Petit Vieux des Batignolles by Émile Gaboriau [1876]

Jules Verne Bientôt le Canadien m’annonça que ce bâtiment était un grand vaisseau de guerre, à éperon, un deux-ponts cuirassé. Vingt Mille Lieues sous les Mers by Jules Verne [1869-70]

Jules Verne On la sentait sérieuse, réfléchie, d’un grand sens, d’un esprit éclairé, qualités morales que très certainement le mariage ne pourrait que développer en elle. Mistress Branican by Jules Verne [1891]

Charles Dickens A grand party!’ ‘Ay?’ said Lord George, looking thoughtfully at him. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

George Meredith His approval of my Latin exercise was verbal, and weak praise in comparison; besides I cared nothing for praises not referring to my grand natural accomplishment. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Marcel Prous Elle n’aurait pourtant pas trouvé grand mal à ce que ma tante, qu’elle savait incurablement généreuse, se fût laissée aller à donner, si au moins ç’avait été à des riches. Du côté de chez Swann by Marcel Prous

Jules Verne Le Victoria abordait le lac plus au nord, au grand regret du docteur, qui aurait voulu en déterminer les contours inférieurs. Cinq Semaines En Ballon by Jules Verne [1863]

William Makepeace Thackeray The now reigning Duke of X—— himself married four years after his first wife’s demise, and Geldern, though no longer Police Minister, built the grand house of which Madame de Liliengarten spoke. The Memoires of Barry Lyndon by William Makepeace Thackeray [1852]

Wilkie Collins The Mayor and Corporation of the town are giving a grand ball, in celebration of the departure of an Arctic expedition from their port. The Frozen Deep by Wilkie Collins [1874]

They lead on to no grand results; and therefore the world does not heed, and true sages have not cultivated them. The Haunted and the Haunters by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1859]

Elizabeth Gaskell She used to try to practise a daily hour on the old grand piano in the solitary drawing-room, because she had promised Miss Eyre she would do so. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

Anthony Trollope But he had been desired also to see Mrs. Masters, and on inquiring for her was again shown into the grand drawing-room. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

Thomas Hardy Why have I drawn you off from a grand celestial study to study poor lonely me? Say you will never despise me, when you get older, for this episode in our lives. Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy [1895]

Jules Verne Déjà les matelots, la hache à la main, s’élançaient pour couper les haubans du grand mât, quand les voiles, arrachées à leurs ralingues, s’envolèrent comme de gigantesques albatros. Les Enfants du Capitaine Grant by Jules Verne [1867-68]

Of course it has ceased to be heroic in the old grand style. Memories and Studies by William James

Anthony Trollope At half-past nine the bishop and his wife and their three daughters entered the great reception-room, and very grand and very solemn they were. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Louisa May Alcott It’s grand fun and will straighten you up capitally. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

Marcel Prous Il dit que c’est une femme supérieure, un grand cœur et qu’elle aurait eu des dispositions extraordinaires pour la musique si elle les avait cultivées. Du côté de chez Swann by Marcel Prous

Anthony Trollope But at last there came a grand day, on which the man of business was to come out hunting himself. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Anatole France Les degrés du parvis étaient couverts d’un tapis rouge que venait de fouler, après la cérémonie, le cortège d’un grand mariage. Monsieur Bergeret à Paris by Anatole France

Guy de Maupassan You, sir, who are raised above others by your talent — you who write, instruct, counsel, guide the people, have a grand mission to fulfill — a fine example to set. Bel Ami by Guy de Maupassan

But your question had a grand dramatic effect. Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

Will would be in great feather at having so grand a Ball in his house. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Anthony Trollope Lord George felt that the old lady was enquiring what chance there might be that her grand niece should ever become a marchioness. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Lucky Strikes and so forth, which gave a grand opportunity for profiteering. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

The boiling of the kettle was a grand feature in the entertainment. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Louisa May Alcott The lake seemed to wash away the troubles of the past, and the grand old mountains to look benignly down upon them saying, “Little children, love one another. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

Charles Kingsley Pleasant old place it was down there, when I was a young girl; they say it’s grow’d a grand place now, wi’ a railroad. Two Years Ago by Charles Kingsley

It was a grand night, and, though we didn’t feel up to much in the way of talking, it wasn’t bad in its way. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

A merchant of Cairo gave a grand feast. Cobwebs from an Empty Skull by Ambrose Bierce [1874]

Jules Verne C’était à vingt ans un grand corps déhanché et robuste, plein de vie et d’action, une machine organique au maximum de tension et de rendement. Les Cinq Cents Millions de la Bégum by Jules Verne [1879]

Ralph Waldo Emerson His grand weapon, namely the millions whom he directed, he owed to the representative character which clothed him. Representative Men by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1850]

Anthony Trollope Nor did she know that she attempted to live by grand rules. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Anthony Trollope Look here! All her filthy progenitors put into the newspaper to show how grand she is. Kept in the Dark by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Ay, I’ve had a grand walking tour, but the weather was a wee bit thrawn. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

James Joyce And he grew back into his grossery baseness: and for all his grand remonstrance: and there you are. Finnegans Wake by James Joyce

James Hogg Then, Oh! it is a grand prize for him, an’ a proud Deil he is, when he gangs hame to his ain ha’, wi’ a batch o’ the souls o’ sic strenuous professors on his back. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg [1824]

Anatole France Soit que la pitié l’attachât à eux, soit qu’il les trouvât moins ennuyeux que les personnes raisonnables, il en avait un grand cortège. Monsieur Bergeret à Paris by Anatole France

Ay, and the grand friends I’ve known — the best of all. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

Anthony Trollope I have found female aristocrats with families and slender means, who have as yet made no grand tour across the ocean. North America by Anthony Trollope

D. H. Lawrence You love fucking all right: but you want it to be called something grand and mysterious, just to flatter your own self-importance. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

Anthony Trollope The house was large, and the rooms were grand and spacious. An Eye for an Eye by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Anthony Trollope He would wonder that anything so grand had fallen to his lot. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope She meant herself to have a grand passion some day, but did not quite sympathise with her father’s views about gentlemen. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Would a grand seigneur, like the Duc de Sairmeuse, to whom life must be a perpetual enchantment, have thought of committing suicide?” A mocking whistle from the old Tabaret interrupted the speaker. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

He had nobody belonging to him, and he seemed to belong to nobody; though he often boasted vaguely of grand connections. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Elizabeth Gaskell Thackeray looks away from the latter character with a grand scorn, edifying to witness. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

Charles Kingsley How, in inductive science, we arrive, by patient and simple observation of the things around us, at the most grand and surprising results. Thoughts in a Gravel-Pit by Charles Kingsley

Robert Green Ingersoll It is a grand thing to be the owner of yourself. The Ghosts and other lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

George Eliot All round, both near and far, there were grand trees, motionless in the still sunshine, and, like all large motionless things, seeming to add to the stillness. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

But I am very glad you have not that grand sultana manner of Lady Geraldine Challoner’s. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Jules Verne Et certes le choix avait de l’importance! La carrière légale était devenue un véritable grand chemin! . Les Cinq Cents Millions de la Bégum by Jules Verne [1879]

Anthony Trollope This latter was the principal entrance to the demesne, and a grand and picturesque entrance it was. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope