Phrases with "guarantee"

Henry James This would be a guarantee of fulness of knowledge and, presumably, of kindness of tone. Hawthorne by Henry James [1879]

Arthur Conan Doyle You will keep these bonds, John, as a guarantee that you don’t suffer though anything we may do. The Last Resource by Arthur Conan Doyle

Wilkie Collins If I will only stick to these remedies, she will have them ready, if necessary, every hour in the day, and will guarantee my immediate restoration to health and strength. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

Her presence seems to me a guarantee that no mischief was meant; but champagne is the soul of frolic, and a row with the gamekeepers a natural consequence. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

I don’t guarantee that you will be able to keep yourselves clean. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

Rudyard Kipling Only don’t behave as your predecessor did, or I’m afraid that I can’t guarantee your life. Soldiers Three by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Olaf Stapledon Some of those who have thorough knowledge of the work are men whose integrity and shrewdness seem to me to guarantee the authenticity of any evidence that passes their scrutiny. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

George Meredith Dettermain and Newson have repeatedly said, “Money, money!’ hand us money, and we guarantee you a public recognition. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

George Gissing But the word “superstition” was no guarantee against the haunting of superstition itself. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

And of course the wanted man, though his description had not been broadcast, had no guarantee that the police were not in possession of it. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

Elizabeth Gaskell I know very little of him, though, except that he’s my lord’s steward, which is a guarantee for a good deal. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

If we are not, we shall have all the time to talk, and nobody will hear us — for I guarantee the walls of the bastion have no ears; if we are, we will talk of our affairs just the same. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Wilkie Collins His trust in my honour was his only guarantee against my deceiving him. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

George Meredith I guarantee her, on my honour. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Anthony Trollope In this case it was intended only to guarantee the absence of a man who might be troublesome in Rome. The other was the offer of genuine work in which politics were not at all concerned. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Henry Kingsley Such a guarantee is given by such people as the Ravenshoes, but that is not the whole secret of their influence. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

F. Scott Fitzgerald And we’ll go right to headquarters, and I guarantee you some solid comfort. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

He wished in this way to give a guarantee to his mother, evade compulsory service in the National Guard, and become a landed proprietor. Honore de Balzac by Albert Keim and Louis Lumet [1914]

Olaf Stapledon But we have no guarantee whatever that the analysed or deduced content of them is true also of a reality which we cannot experience. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

They said: “Did Wolseley tell you your orders?” I said: “Yes.” I said: “You will not guarantee future government of the Sudan, and you wish me to go up and evacuate now. Eminent Victorians by Lytton Strachey

Margaret Oliphant What would you have more? Is not my guarantee enough for you?” “No,” said Vincent, slowly. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

George Meredith Have no fear! I guarantee it; I know her to the roots. The Tragic Comedians by George Meredith [1880]

He accordingly wrote to Goodrich — fortunately before his mill-dam gave way — suggesting the publication of a volume of Hawthorne’s stories, and offered to guarantee the publisher against loss. The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns [1906]

George Meredith The sense of unworthiness is a guarantee of worthiness ensuing. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Here, certainly, we have a guarantee for the deep faithfulness of early Christians, such as never can exist for more mixed bodies of professors, subject to no searching trials. The Pagan Oracles by Thomas De Quincey

Edith Wharton If we do, I guarantee everything will come out right. Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton [1927]

Arthur Schopenhauer Suppose I guarantee that after death you shall remain an individual, but only on condition that you first spend three months of complete unconsciousness. Studies in Pessimism by Arthur Schopenhauer

I hold their cure — guide their course: I guarantee their final fate. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

H. G. Wells The project would require a strong endowment, but that endowment might be of the nature of a guarantee fund, and might in the end return unimpaired to the lender. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

Ford Madox Ford Now the little wretch would probably overdraw still more — and Tietjens would have to guarantee still more of an overdraft. A Man Could Stand Up by Ford Madox Ford [1926]

But, when this passing lecture is over, there is nothing in the bare notion that ideas have been its agents that would seem to guarantee that my present purposes in lecturing will be prolonged. Essays in Radical Empiricism by William James

I’ll guarantee she’ll make her fortune on the boards. Her Father’s Name by Florence Marryat [1878]

Wilkie Collins I have seen her and spoken to her; I answer for her manners, and I guarantee her personal appearance. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

But if Mrs. Yeates hasn’t hunted before now, I’ll guarantee Cruiskeen as just the thing for her. Some Experiences of an Irish R.M. by Somerville and Ross [1899]

Arthur Conan Doyle In a world which is armed to the teeth it is the last and only guarantee of our future. Through the Magic Door by Arthur Conan Doyle [1907]

Anthony Trollope He could give no guarantee as to expenses, but presumed it would be about £300,—perhaps £400,—certainly under £500. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Sinclair Lewis Usually, Dr. Drover was humorous, but tonight he said with emphasis, “I’m not going to guarantee that we’ll get to any short Hy–Synes this evening. Kingsblood Royal by Sinclair Lewis

Wilkie Collins Enlarge your income, sir, to no more than four times five hundred pounds, and I guarantee a yearly allowance to Regina of half as much again, besides the fortune which she will inherit at my death. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

George Meredith One thing I guarantee to you—you will please the public. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

But to be a college man in the mere clubhouse sense — I care not of what college — affords no guarantee of real superiority in spiritual tone. Memories and Studies by William James

H. G. Wells The State postal system knew where every Utopian citizen was, was presently able in conjunction with the public banking system to guarantee his credit in any part of the world. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

I knew enough of his peculiarities to be aware that the fact of his having gone was no guarantee that he would not immediately return. Marvels and Mysteries by Richard Marsh

Suppose we start one of those tontine affairs ourselves; I to pay five hundred a year, and you to guarantee me against every misfortune except illness or marriage. The Wrong Box by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

H. G. Wells We are the Revolution from the West and all fast-colour Revolutions come out of the West.” “Suppose they shoot you as you come down?” “No guarantee they won’t. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

Ford Madox Ford I’ll guarantee an overdraft to your agents. A Man Could Stand Up by Ford Madox Ford [1926]

Joseph Furphy He invested his money judiciously; but there’s no guarantee for domestic happiness — in fact, there’s no guarantee for anything. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

To put the police on Albert’s track was to guarantee his own safety, to insure to himself, in the event of a probable success, Count de Commarin’s name and fortune. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

George Gissing Her intelligence is admirable, and the excellence of her heart is a guarantee for the soundness of her moral judgment. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Jules Verne Healths were drunk, in sufficient abundance to guarantee all the guests a lifetime of centuries. Five Weeks in a Balloon by Jules Verne [1869]

Isabella Bird The ketchudas said that they could not guarantee my safety that night with less than ten men, and I saw in the whole affair a design on my very slender purse. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Wilkie Collins I must also guarantee that there is no danger to the public health, in the removal of the body from your house. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

Henry James I’ll guarantee that he shall understand that,” he concluded, “for I shall do my part. Covering End by Henry James [1898]

John Galsworthy With his weight, his perfectly parted hair, and bull-like gaze, he was a guarantee that the old order would take some shifting yet. To Let by John Galsworthy

Sinclair Lewis We can get more money than any town would be willing to guarantee beforehand. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

Walter Scott The worth and respectability of one member of a peasant’s family is always accounted by themselves and others, not only a matter of honest pride, but a guarantee for the good conduct of the whole. The Heart of Mid-Lothian by Walter Scott [1818]

Jules Verne You need a guarantee for me, for the truth of a criminal. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I guarantee you against any inconvenience which might arise to you from this recent unfortunate affair. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

Arthur Conan Doyle If we save you, will you guarantee that we have a friendly reception in the French camp and that all the past will be forgotten?” “I do guarantee it. The Adventures of Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1903]

Rudyard Kipling This manoeuvre, executed, not for publication, but as a guarantee of good faith, to soothe men, demands nerve. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Rudyard Kipling But I can’t guarantee that Janeite business, excep’ ‘e never told a lie since ‘e was six. Debits and Credits by Rudyard Kipling [1926]

Theodore Dreiser Forty thousand will guarantee us the lens, anyhow. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

George Meredith The head and the legs of the country are sound still; I don’t guarantee it for long, but the middle’s rapacious and corrupt. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Sinclair Lewis We guarantee that by the installation of a Bindledorf Outfit and a New Idea Panaceatic Electro–Therapeutic Cabinet (see details on pp. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

Florence Dixie In six days I guarantee our game is won. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

Henry Kingsley In the colonies, such a guarantee is given by a man’s being tolerably well off, and “come of decent people. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

Get the material for a book, and I’ll guarantee you’ll do it well. A Daughter of To-Day by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1894]

You’ve got to take the oath of allegiance to the Confederate Government. Then I’ll guarantee she does all she can for you. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

John Galsworthy Our wish to have you on is a guarantee against that. Swan Song by John Galsworthy

Sigmund Freud But the interpretation is undertaken by means of an allegorizing symbolism, and there is no guarantee that the procedure is generally applicable. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Thomas Paine Whatever is my right as a man is also the right of another; and it becomes my duty to guarantee as well as to possess. The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine [1791]

Edith Wharton And we don’t guarantee anything . Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

M. P. Shiel Let the prince send the Queen back quick, then the lady Sueela guarantee the safety of the rebels. Children of the Wind by M. P. Shiel [1923]

Olaf Stapledon Though their presence was often exasperating to the enthusiasts, it was salutary, for it was a guarantee against extravagance and against tyranny. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

There were possibilities, immense possibilities; but before he would talk over Cornelius’s proposals he demanded that some food should be sent up as a guarantee of good faith. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

Thomas Hardy All ladies do that sort of thing now; not for profit, you know, but as a guarantee of mental respectability to their future husbands. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

Jules Verne This plan was a guarantee against any adverse circumstances, and left a means of communication with their fellow-creatures open to the Lieutenant and his voluntary companions in exile. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

Arthur Conan Doyle They tell me Ferguson and Co. could easily have it ready in the time, and if you won’t guarantee it, we must take it to them. The Parish Magazine by Arthur Conan Doyle [1930]

Comply with my entreaty and I guarantee that you shall suffer no further inconvenience. Stingaree by E. W. Hornung [1905]

George Gissing But the first edition of ‘Venice Preserved’ no doubt seemed to him a guarantee of respectability. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

Henry James America was roasting, England might very well be stuffy, and a slow passage (which at that season of the year would probably also be a fine one) was a guarantee of ten or twelve days of fresh air. The Patagonia by Henry James [1888]

And is Mrs. Hampton willing to be a fellow-conspirator?” “Mary is pledged to see me through with it, if you will guarantee Louisa’s temper. Beasts and Super-Beasts by Saki

But he was at the time of the offer in the thick of his first difficulties on account of Messrs. John Ballantyne and Co., and it was only the Duke of Buccleuch’s guarantee of 4000l. Sir Walter Scott by Richard H. Hutton [1878]

Government is determined to evacuate the Sudan, for they will not guarantee future government. Eminent Victorians by Lytton Strachey

Virginia Woolf Could her own meaning sound like that? Hugh could not guarantee that the editor would put it in; but he would be meeting somebody at luncheon. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf [1925]

Jean-Jacques Rousseau The possessors were thus made more dependent, and the forces at their command used to guarantee their fidelity. The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Arthur Morrison I’ll guarantee that, honourable. The Hole in the Wall by Arthur Morrison

You will say to his excellency that I guarantee her innocence. Cabbages and Kings by O. Henry [1904]

Anthony Trollope He was quite willing to guarantee Florence’s truth as to her promise to him, but he did not think that her promise to her mother need be put on the same footing. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Anthony Trollope The deputation would guarantee that the expense should not exceed — a certain limited sum. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

Bronislaw Malinowski If then criticism and corrections, made according to our rules, remove the contradictions, we have another guarantee that our corrections were good. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

E. Phillips Oppenheim You can return to England, and I guarantee that Madame shall receive you as before and shall be in a position to offer to everybody concerned intelligent and convincing reasons for your absence. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Henry Handel Richardson And now Mahony said tentatively: “Don’t you think, love, we could manage to get on without that old Beamish woman? I’ll guarantee to nurse you as well as any female alive. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

Sinclair Lewis I do not pretend to guarantee his theories or his story. The Hack Driver by Sinclair Lewis

H. G. Wells They couldn’t for a moment “make good” if the quarter of what they guarantee was demanded of them. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

George Meredith The Journals which are commercial speculations give us a guarantee that they mean to be respectable; they must, if they wouldn’t collapse. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

John Galsworthy At last Val said: “What guarantee have I that your information’s worth fifty pounds, or even five?” “The fact that I knew your colt had gone amiss. Swan Song by John Galsworthy

Henry James But it’s with Maggie only that I’m directly concerned; nothing, ever — not a breath, not a look, I’ll guarantee — shall I have, whatever happens, from Mr. Verver himself. The Golden Bowl by Henry James [1904]

Edward Bellamy The nation supplies any person or number of persons with buildings on guarantee of the rent, and they remain tenants while they pay it. Looking Backward From 2000 to 1887 by Edward Bellamy

The man who takes such a woman for his wife, ought to be prepared to guarantee her an existence all sunshine. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

Henry James You guarantee us at any rate, I hope, the masterpieces. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

Margaret Oliphant It was clear that a servant was a thing quite necessary to a man who called himself by a title, a servant not so much to attend upon him as to answer for him, and be a sort of guarantee to the world. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

I was about to close down the lid again when one of those brunette sleuths flops down on his red knees and lays a slanderous and violent hand on my guarantee of good faith. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

Anthony Trollope I’ll guarantee you against that. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

F. Scott Fitzgerald It took him a moment to respond to the unguarded sweetness of her smile, her body calculated to a millimeter to suggest a bud yet guarantee a flower. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

John Galsworthy No waterings of capital nor any insurance could square or guarantee that shifting lifelong document. Over the River by John Galsworthy

Edith Wharton But that’s not the point — I was going to say that if you’ll let me handle this book as a genuine thing I’ll guarantee to make it go. The Descent of Man and other stories by Edith Wharton [1903]

George Meredith You shake your head—despondently? My love, I guarantee it. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

But he has also been defended by an advocate whose name alone is almost a guarantee for the justness of the cause which he takes up, and the innocency of the client for whom he argues. Bacon by R. W. Church [1884]

George Meredith Conservatism is a principle of government; the best because the safest for an old country; and the guarantee that we do not lose the wisdom of past experience in our struggle with what is doubtful. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

As some slight guarantee of this I beg your acceptance of the enclosed. The Woman with One Hand by Richard Marsh

And when he hitched his chair a little and dropped his voice to the low note of mystery, it flashed upon me that high professional reputation was not necessarily a guarantee of sound mind. The Shadow Line by Joseph Conrad [1917]

Jean-Jacques Rousseau It is even more impossible to have any guarantee of this agreement; for even if it should always exist, it would be the effect not of art, but of chance. The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Rudyard Kipling An executioner who happened to be wandering about — perhaps in search of employment — offered us a sword under guarantee that it had cut off many heads. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Charlotte Perkins Gilman With that went an absolute government guarantee of purity. Moving the Mountain by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1911]

George Meredith I guarantee a trusty army and navy under a contract, at two-thirds of the present cost. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I’ll guarantee the coal, though. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Theodore Dreiser His idea is to find some one who will guarantee forty thousand dollars, or eight or ten men who will guarantee four or five thousand each. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Wilkie Collins My trust in their honour is my only guarantee against their deceiving me; but in the intercourse of gentlemen that is guarantee enough. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

George Meredith You will permit me to send you one, warranted to have passed his distemper, which can rarely be done for our human species, though here and there I venture to guarantee my man as well as my dog. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

H. Rider Haggard About Philip’s final consent to their engagement they did not trouble themselves, judging, not unnaturally, that his conduct was in itself a guarantee of approval. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

With naïve sententiousness he warns the readers of the Biographia Literaria against trusting, in their own case, to such a guarantee as he supposed himself to possess. Coleridge by H. D. Traill [1884]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I have gone so far, Haven, as to guarantee Haskell against loss. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

Anthony Trollope No pledge or guarantee was demanded for the future. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope It certainly seems to me that with such a guarantee as that she needs be afraid of nothing. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

He would have no guarantee that Lamont was the passenger. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

Olaf Stapledon It may well be doubted whether, if they had not assumed that these were supremely desirable, the ineffable experience would have seemed to guarantee them. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

The English lady could guarantee the boiling. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

George Gissing I’ve told Fanny that if she’ll raise something on her houses, I’ll guarantee her the same income she has now. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

Let me get fifty men over at this point and I guarantee to seize the main gate and to have the troops in the city before anyone could tell what had happened. ’Long Live the King!’ by Guy Boothby [1900]

Even if he did, there was no guarantee that the man remembered was their man. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

Conway, whom experience had taught that rudeness is by no means a guarantee of good faith, was even less inclined to regard a well-turned phrase as a proof of insincerity. Lost Horizon by James Hilton

George Gissing Lodgers in the Lane and the Court had come to understand that not even punctual payment of weekly rent was sufficient to guarantee them stability of tenure. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

Anthony Trollope But, remember, that I guarantee nothing to you. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

Bram Stoker This was the National Land Bank whose purpose was to use the security of real estate as a guarantee for the paper money which it issued for convenient usage. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

George Gissing You’ve dropped a thousand on the other thing; give your advertising to us, and I’ll guarantee you shall come home on the cooking-stove. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

Henry Kingsley All people, prate as they may, like a guarantee for respectability. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

Arnold Bennett Put yourself in my hands; I’ll guarantee at Deansgate you shall be before half-past five. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Edith Wharton See?” The last phrase brought a vague reassurance to Vance. Of course they couldn’t guarantee anything . Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

G. K. Chesterton But he did not see the flaw in his political theory; which is that unless the soul improves with time there is no guarantee that the accumulations of experience will be adequately used. The Victorian Age in Literature by G. K. Chesterton [1913]

Thomas Wolfe The guy was a foreigner,” said the waiter impressively, as if this fact was enough to guarantee the rare colour and fascinating interest of what he was about to reveal. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Henry James He almost hated to have to recognise them; he had seen them so often when they meant nothing at all that he had come at last to regard them as almost a guarantee of incompetence. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

Joseph Furphy Joseph denotes sneaking hypocrisy, whilst Collins is a guarantee of probity. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

Arthur Morrison At any rate, he made up his mind to have some guarantee for his money. The Adventures of Martin Hewitt by Arthur Morrison

Guy de Maupassant This precaution seemed to guarantee him against any future attack; and he then asked himself if it would not be wiser to keep this man near him, in order to watch him closely. Denis by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

George Gissing But the perfect confidence he possessed in Noble’s honour was a guarantee that the parcel would never be looked into. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Then it appeared that the project lacked a sufficient financial backing; but this obstacle, too, was surmounted, and eventually L200,000 was subscribed as a guarantee fund. Queen Victoria by Lytton Strachey

E. Phillips Oppenheim Show them what you can do and I guarantee the rest. The Spy Paramount by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

I’d guarantee to wash you away in twenty-four hours — yes, in spite of all your big guns. Greenmantle by John Buchan

George Meredith Carlo requested the captain to guarantee him an hour’s immunity in the city on a stated day, or to name any spot on the borders of Piedmont for the meeting. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Anthony Trollope The only difficulty was in this, that the men who were to produce the wealth had no guarantee that it would be theirs when it was created. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

E. Phillips Oppenheim I will be responsible for that, Grace. I guarantee it. Harvey Garrard's Crime by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1926]

George Gissing Have you the pluck to join in?’ ‘And suppose I lose my money?’ ‘I’ll guarantee you the same income you’re getting now—if that will satisfy you. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

I know the place, and I’ll guarantee to keep you well hidden. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

Anthony Trollope No guarantee to this effect could be given, at any rate till it should be seen whether the Italian lady had any show of justice on her side. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

The only REAL guarantee we have against licentious thinking is the CIRCUMPRESSURE of experience itself, which gets us sick of concrete errors, whether there be a trans-empirical reality or not. The Meaning of Truth by William James

Arnold Bennett She saw in the facile intensity of his emotion a guarantee of their future happiness. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

George Meredith Evan made an appeal to his reason, but finding that impregnable, he pulled out his scanty purse to guarantee his sincerity with an offer of pledgemoney. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

Theodore Dreiser Tell me as much or as little as you please, and I’ll guarantee that we will do our best to serve you, and that you will be satisfied afterward. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

A limited edition is in effect a guarantee — somewhat crude, it is true — that this book is scarce and that it therefore is costly and lends pecuniary distinction to its consumer. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

Fergit that warning and I won’t guarantee nothing. Claimed! by Francis Stevens

Guy de Maupassan Tell him that the expedition to Tangiers, is decided upon, and that the French government will guarantee the Moroccan debt. Bel Ami by Guy de Maupassan

Their being agents now congruous with my will gives me no guarantee that like results will recur again from their activity. Essays in Radical Empiricism by William James

He noticed that the label on the bottle that Lloyd had picked up was a guarantee as well as an announcement. The Singing Sands by Josephine Tey [1952]

Olaf Stapledon But now I saw that there was no guarantee of any such triumph. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Obviously the only guarantee that the workers could have of retaining their winnings was to keep some of the armed forces under their own control. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

Ford Madox Ford The little devil! He had overdrawn his confounded little account over his girl, and Tietjens had had to guarantee his overdraft — which he could not afford to do. A Man Could Stand Up by Ford Madox Ford [1926]

Rudyard Kipling One line started on a State guarantee of eight per cent. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Wrapped it up in silver paper, of course; said it would certify the present value and be a guarantee that would save them some formalities in case of ensuing claim, and so on. Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah [1914]

Bram Stoker As he was overwhelmed with debts he placed as a guarantee in the hands of Lord Ferrers an iron casket containing important French state papers. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

I promised to guarantee Willems’ good behaviour. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

Wilkie Collins Against them, once more! In the third place, those notes are of my making; there is nothing but my assertion to the contrary, to guarantee that they are not fabrications. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Joseph Furphy His baneful evidence has the guarantee of Holy Writ; moreover, it is fully borne out by the testimony of ancient history, sacred and profane, and by the tendency of the Greek and Roman mythologies. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

You had better get your dossier by heart, but I guarantee you will be asked no questions. Greenmantle by John Buchan

Wilkie Collins Under similar circumstances, revive me the illustrious Newton. I guarantee that when he sees the apple fall he shall EAT IT, instead of discovering the principle of gravitation. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

John Stuart Mill Even this calculation is apt to fail; dullness and want of spirit are not always a guarantee of the submission which is so confidently expected from them. The Subjection of Women by John Stuart Mill [1869]

Arthur Morrison We’ve done these little things just as a guarantee of good faith — not necessarily for publication, though you must remember that as yet there’s nothing to prevent it. The Dorrington Deed-Box by Arthur Morrison

Arnold Bennett And who could guarantee that her investments were safe? When dawn announced itself, slowly discovering each object in the chamber, she was ill. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]