Phrases with "humanly"

Olaf Stapledon It then experiences emotions not wholly unlike human fright and shame, and anxiously and most humanly guards its secret from the telepathic reach of its fellows. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu If your lordship were to start your nephew, Mr. Cleve Verney, for it next time, having made your ground good with him, he would be returned, humanly speaking, by a sweeping majority. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]

Gaston Leroux And Christine, sir, Christine?” The Persian said coldly: “We shall do all that it is humanly possible to do! . The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux [1910]

Olaf Stapledon They could move their tonal bodies in the dimension of pitch, and sometimes in other dimensions, humanly inconceivable. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

D. H. Lawrence When the exchange stands at a hundred and six men go humanly blind, I suppose, however much they may keep the commercial eye open. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

It is not by any means necessary, and it is not, humanly speaking, possible, that the final scheme should be the work of one mind. Garden Cities of To-morrow by Ebenezer Howard

Bram Stoker Fraud is socially a lesser evil than murder; and after all — humanly speaking — much more easily got rid of. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

Such cases are humanly typical. Memories and Studies by William James

D. H. Lawrence Sometimes he made an ironic remark, that did not seem humanly relevant, or he gave his little laugh, like a sneer. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

D. H. Lawrence And having gone humanly blind they bump into one’s human self nastily: a nasty jar. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

Andrew Lang In beholding it we learn how we owe all things, humanly speaking, to the people and to genius. Adventures Among Books by Andrew Lang

Olaf Stapledon In the moment of this “moth kiss,” before the disintegration of the filament and the birth of planets, each star probably experiences an intense but humanly unintelligible physical ecstasy. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Benjamin Disraeli I wish,” continued the gentleman in a tone almost coaxing —“I wish we could devise some plan which, humanly speaking, would secure to his holiness the possession of his holy throne forever. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

For instance, I am going to attempt everything that is humanly feasible to secure Fabrizio’s escape. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

Olaf Stapledon This afforded the perception of a surrounding heaven of flashing constellations, which were set not in blackness but in blackness tinged with the humanly inconceivable color of the cosmic rays. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

H.P. Lovecraft If humanly possible, I would use it; if not, I would have to risk more street wandering and take the nearest intact highway bridge. The Shadow over Innsmouth by H.P. Lovecraft [1931]

Edith Wharton He did all that was humanly possible to avert such contingencies, but there remained that incalculable factor known as the hand of God. Lethbury seemed to feel it groping for him. The Descent of Man and other stories by Edith Wharton [1903]

In brief, the words greatness and goodness could not, humanly speaking, be more fitly employed than when applied as the preeminent characteristics of this pure, meek and venerable sage. Life of Sir Isaac Newton by N. W. Chittenden [1846]

H. G. Wells The establishment of the new order that was thus so humanly begun, was, if one measures it by the standard of any preceding age, a rapid progress. The World Set Free by H. G. Wells [1914]

George Meredith But each, with Philosophy in aid, blooms, and is humanly shapely. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Julian Hawthorne I think it was a shade of sadness — of mystery — no, I can only repeat, that it was indescribable; but it gave her beauty just the touch that made it, humanly speaking, perfect. Calbot’s Rival by Julian Hawthorne

Olaf Stapledon The humanly unperceived things, he said, were perceived by God, in whose mind they continued to exist. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

Henry Handel Richardson Not for the first time he found himself in the doctor’s awkward quandary: how to be decently and humanly glad of a rise in the health-rate. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

These minas articulated so humanly that I did know whether a bird or a Malay spoke. The Golden Chersonese and the way thither by Isabella L. Bird [1883]

Edith Wharton And besides — to be humanly inconsistent — there’s just one thing she hasn’t got. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]