Phrases with "harshly"

Andrew Lang The Prince followed her, and heard her scolding the beasts harshly for not having hidden themselves better. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Andrew Lang She, however, treated him so harshly that he dared not live there altogether. The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Caroline Lamb Speak not so harshly to me: I am very miserable. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

Rudyard Kipling Thus harshly is truth treated all the world over. Letters of Marque by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

The clock ticked harshly on: the rest was silence. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

If he had been able to do so he might have spoken harshly to his dogs, but he could not; it was unthinkable that he should; and the boy might have spoken harshly to him if he had dared to do it. Irish Fairy Tales by James Stephens

The voice of the preacher was low and clear, and sounded like the voice of a young man; but it rose every now and then to a higher key, and that higher key jarred somewhat harshly upon the ear. The Tragedy in the Palazzo Bardello by Amelia B. Edwards

Putting Forest Hill out of the account, it would appear that the sequestrators had dealt somewhat harshly with Mr. Powell; for they had included in their estimate one doubtful asset of 500 l. Milton by Mark Pattison [1879]

Ann Radcliffe After waiting a few minutes, he forced back the gate, which was heavy with iron work, and creaked harshly on its hinges. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

Wilkie Collins The silence was harshly broken by the bell at the cottage door. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

She bribed so well that a keeperess in David’s first asylum told her David had been harshly used by an attendant. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

He rejected my proposals with contempt, treated me as harshly as ever miserly hidalgo in a Spanish comedy treated his daughter’s suitor. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

Rafael Sabatini He addressed him harshly in the lingua franca, which Lionel did not understand, and his words rang clearly and were heard — as he intended that they should be — by all upon the poop. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

Wilkie Collins As it was, I dashed into Mr. Fairlie’s room — called to him as harshly as possible, “Laura consents to the twenty-second”— and dashed out again without waiting for a word of answer. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Julian Hawthorne A strange jarring sound filled the air; it seemed to come from every side, and screamed harshly into the listeners’ ears. The Laughing Mill by Julian Hawthorne

She could complain of no unkindness from her husband — he never spoke harshly to her after that first day. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

G. K. Chesterton And the criminal was not Crane. Mr. Brain of the Indian police was glaring at the new object, and it was a moment or two before he spoke, harshly and almost hoarsely. The Man Who Knew Too Much by G. K. Chesterton

Herman Melville As, at last, the boat was hooked from the bow along toward the gangway amidship, its keel, while yet some inches separated from the hull, harshly grated as on a sunken coral reef. Benito Cereno by Herman Melville

Anthony Trollope Were I to speak so harshly you would accuse me afterwards in your own heart. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

George Eliot The unnaturalness of her crime stood out the more harshly by the side of her hard immovability and obstinate silence. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

Ford Madox Ford The greatest love speech he had ever made and could ever make her was when, harshly and angrily, he said something like: ‘Certainly not. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

H. G. Wells I go harshly and continuously for one idea. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

Elizabeth Gaskell The rooms had a strange echoing sound in them — and the light came harshly and strongly in through the uncurtained windows — seeming already unfamiliar and strange. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

Anthony Trollope He would not permit the wind to blow too harshly on his slave. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

The kind of people who are cut by reproaches have generally reproached themselves more harshly than any one else can. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

Leon Trotsky The word-of-mouth report was that the paper from which the Czar had read his speech said “groundless dreams,” but in his agitation the Czar had expressed himself more harshly than he intended. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Charles Dickens Indifference and avoidance are the natural result; and all the softening influences of the great sorrow are harshly disturbed. Pictures from Italy by Charles Dickens [1846]

I was changed; the tight-drawn cord that sounded so harshly was loosened, the moment that Idris participated in my knowledge of our real situation. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Olaf Stapledon Everywhere they starved and were harshly regimented. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

Nathaniel Hawthorne I ventured to whisper “Utopia,” which, however, was unanimously scouted down, and the proposer very harshly maltreated, as if he had intended a latent satire. The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

Charles Dickens Pray do not speak harshly to him. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens [1840]

George Gissing There appeared, too, in her ordinary speech, her common look, a real amiability of disposition; one could not imagine her behaving harshly or with conscious injustice. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

While passing the brig he hailed her harshly and asked if the master was on board. Freya of the Seven Isles by Joseph Conrad [1911]

That individual spoke harshly and to the point. The Crowned Skull by Fergus Hume

I have sometimes seen that he cannot speak either lightly or harshly of what he disapproves, and people don’t understand him. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

The crow cawed harshly from his tree. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

H. G. Wells So harshly had they reacted against the weaknesses of their seniors and so unable were they to mitigate their own self-imposed severities. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Margaret Oliphant Had his enemy entered bodily, and even with maddening words maintained a personal conflict, the sufferer would have been less harshly treated. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

Wilkie Collins I make no apology for introducing these particulars — they are brought forward in justice to his lordship, whose character, I have reason to know, is viewed rather harshly in certain quarters. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Arnold Bennett His reason asked harshly why he should be desolated, as he undoubtedly was. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Jane Austen Elinor scolded him, harshly as ladies always scold the imprudence which compliments themselves, for having spent so much time with them at Norland, when he must have felt his own inconstancy. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen [1811]

Arthur Conan Doyle I endeavoured to explain that it was a mere accident that I had touched the box, but all the evening I was conscious that he looked at me harshly and that the incident was rankling in his mind. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

Elizabeth Gaskell She now saw how vain, how nothing to her, would be all gaieties and pomps, all joys and pleasures, unless she might share them with Jem; yes, with him she had harshly rejected so short a time ago. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

Henry James She looked at her young friend from head to foot, but not harshly nor defiantly; with a cold gentleness rather, and an absence of any air of allusion to their last meeting. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Her last words from the top of the coach fell as harshly on a loving ear as any that had preceded them by a week. Tiny Luttrell by E. W. Hornung [1893]

When you tried to speak to him, as he was leaving the prison, he harshly told you to wait till the next day; and a quarter of an hour later he pretended to fall down and break his leg. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

As have been my deeds, such will be my reward; and the Power or Powers above will not judge harshly of human error, when it is linked with honesty of purpose and truth of heart. The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1834]

He began to find excuses for her: after all, she meant no harm: it was her up-bringing, her genre: it was a genre he loathed; but perhaps he need not have spoken so harshly to her. The Pleasure-Pilgrim by Ella D'Arcy [1895]

Walter Scott Bless you, young man! If I have dealt harshly with you, forgive me. Redgauntlet by Walter Scott [1824]

George Meredith I remember that I did write harshly to you from Brescia. Then our march was so clear in view that a little thing ruffled me. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Arthur Conan Doyle Already there has been talk that we have dealt harshly with them. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

H. G. Wells He talks like a book and yet I have to admit that what he says is harshly true. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

Charles Dickens They were still the mere slaves of the lords of the land on which they lived, and were on most occasions harshly and unjustly treated. A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens [1852]

Ford Madox Ford Almost harshly she exclaimed: ‘I don’t want you to be mistaken about Kingussie House. It was just a holiday school. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

Mr. Carlyle harshly compares it to the screaming of a meat-jack. Byron by John Nichol [1880]

Anthony Trollope Eleanor Harding has not plighted her troth to John Bold, nor has she, perhaps, owned to herself how dear to her the young reformer is; but she cannot endure that anyone should speak harshly of him. The Warden by Anthony Trollope

Rudyard Kipling Wilt thou speak harshly to this red-headed outlander? He may listen to thee. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

The harshly festive, ill-omened glare of a large and prosperous public-house faced the other end of Brett Street across a wide road. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

He thought too little of his life’s value, or of its deserts, even to consider by any chance that it had been harshly dealt with, or unmeritedly visited. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

A gamin who had seen this burst into a peal of laughter, which rattled harshly in the silent street. The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers

Sir Walter Scott I think not altogether so harshly as my speech may have spoken. The Fortunes of Nigel by Sir Walter Scott [1822]

If Mr. Carlyle should ever get tired of my lady, and —” “Wilson,” harshly interrupted Joyce, “have the goodness to recollect yourself. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Nathaniel Hawthorne The world never criticised her so harshly as it does most women who transcend its rules. The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

There are grounds for the entertainment of the belief that the ejected fluid not only effectually conceals the scarcely discernible animal but that it harshly affects the sensibilities of fish. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

Edith Wharton Pitiable as such an attitude seemed to Gerty, she could not judge it as harshly as Selden, for instance, might have done. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

Thomas Wolfe He had the dry neck — the lean, sinewy, furrowed neck that is engraved so harshly with so much weather. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Henry James He was a young man of a contemplative and speculative turn, and this was his first visit to Italy, so that if he dallied by the way he should not be harshly judged. Confidence by Henry James [1879]

Jack London The more fiercely he fought, the more harshly society handled him, and the only effect of harshness was to make him fiercer. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

Art not ashamed to look me in the face?” “Alas! speak not harshly to him,” said the matron. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Edgar Rice Burroughs Uncouth, perhaps, and brutal, too, if judged too harshly by the standards of effete twentieth-century civilization, but withal noble, dignified, chivalrous, and loveable. At the Earth’s Core by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1914]

H. G. Wells Sir Titus, harshly vigilant, had secured the medium’s left. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

Maria Edgeworth Dear sir, do not judge harshly of me; I have had a severe conflict with myself before I could resolve to leave you. Forester by Maria Edgeworth

Elizabeth Gaskell But before you blame too harshly this use, or rather abuse, try a hopeless life, with daily cravings of the body for food. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

How harshly she treated him! And simply because he would not consent to be her dupe. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Anthony Trollope Perhaps it must be confessed that in the unreasonableness of the woman, the author has intended to bear more harshly on the sex than it deserves. Thackeray by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Arthur Conan Doyle Following the old woman up the winding stair, his firm footfall echoed harshly through the silent house. Tales of Terror and Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle [1923]

D. H. Lawrence The old woman harshly called something, as with rapidly increasing sound, a car rushed near. The Virgin and the Gypsy by D. H. Lawrence

Rudyard Kipling Brother Victor stood without the door, and the breath came harshly between his teeth, for he was in pain. Many Inventions by Rudyard Kipling [1893]

Even Brotherson could not shut down that lid on words which might have been meant for him, harshly as he had repelled the idea. Initials Only by Anna Katharine Green

It seemed like God’s hand leading him by strange paths to recover that heritage of which he had been harshly robbed. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

His spite was evident to all, when, suddenly ceasing his wheedling, he harshly gave the order to re-conduct the prisoner to his cell. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Too late! Too late! “And you saw her go?” Almayer’s voice sounded harshly above her head. Almayer’s Folly by Joseph Conrad [1895]