Phrases with "image"

All day in the one chair From dream to dream and rhyme to rhyme I have ranged In rambling talk with an image of air: Vague memories, nothing but memories. Collected Poems by William Butler Yeats

William Godwin The inhabitants of Tyana built a temple to him, and his image was to be found in many other temples. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

The Christ who died for you is not less my Saviour because I love not to obtrude the dressed-up image of His earthly mother between His Godhead and my prayers. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

William Morris As an image of what was once eager and living Seemed the hope that had led us to live or to die. The Pilgrims of Hope by William Morris [1915]

A crowd of imbeciles! He shook his fist at the evoked image of his friends, and the startled parrot fluttered its wings and shrieked in desperate fright. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

Olaf Stapledon In its center a dazzling patch of light was the sun’s image reflected in the ocean. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

George Meredith Gower caught an image of it, as comparable, without much straining, to an Arctic region smitten by the beams. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

She had made an image of Gabriel Caine and burnt it at a slow fire, and he had died within three days. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Edith Wharton But no sooner did he imagine that he had solved the puzzle of the Cliffe Wheaters than the image of the enigmatic trio, Zinnie, Bun and Beechy, disarranged his neat equation. The Children by Edith Wharton [1928]

Arthur Conan Doyle Here and there, on the bridges which spanned the canal, there was the dim glimmer of an oil lamp, and sometimes there came a gleam from some niche where a candle burned before the image of a saint. The Adventures of Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1903]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Miriam did not reply, but looked down into the spring, where she encountered the image of her own pretty face, blushing within the prim little bonnet. The Snow Image and other stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1851]

The image is a wooden doll about a foot high, holding in its arms an infant Jesús, both faces evidently carved with a rude penknife; two holes for the eyes and another for the mouth. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Wilkie Collins What figure would rise from the dead in my memory, when the girl bounced out of the room in a rage? The image of her mother would be the image I should see. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Mark Twain But the great image contemplated the dead ages as calmly as ever, unconscious of the small insect that was fretting at its jaw. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Well — dancing — music — let them go together! It seems that my image is equally mischievous in both — in one you are tortured by reminiscence, and in the other by remorse. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

George Meredith Both were abashed before the image of her girl. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

John Galsworthy Should she spoil it, and make sure of him in modern fashion? What was his image of her but a phlizz, but a fraud? She saw his eyes grow troubled, felt his hands grow fevered. The Silver Spoon by John Galsworthy

When understanding comes to him, and with it loathing, the girl seeks to regain his love by following the counsel of an old magician, who gives her an image to be burnt. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Nathaniel Hawthorne It was an image of that greatest of future events, which we hope for so ardently, at least, while we are young — but find so very long in coming, the triumph of goodness over the evil principle. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

The image of the Saviour was now carried forwards on a platform, with the heavy cross appearing to weigh him down; and on the same platform was Simon, the Cyrenian, assisting him to bear the weight. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

His was an image which must be blotted out of her life. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

This, indeed, was the one sole memorial which restores my father’s image to me as a personal reality; otherwise he would have been for me a bare nominis umbra. Autobiographical Sketches by Thomas De Quincey [1853]

George Gissing They shaped in her mind, slowly, insensibly, an image of the man, throughout the lapse of time when she neither saw him nor heard of him. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

George Eliot He made not a single movement, but knelt like an image of despair gazing at an image of death. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

John Galsworthy He had been watching her all through the evening; but it was uncanny the way she had left her image on his senses in that one long moment, so that now he got no sleep. The Silver Spoon by John Galsworthy

Arthur Machen Again, and without reason, he began to image to himself that old moldering house in the field. The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen [1907]

Henry James Old Madame de Mauves had nothing severe but her nose, and she seemed to Euphemia — what indeed she had every claim to pass for — the very image and pattern of an “historical character. Madame de Mauves by Henry James [1874]

H. G. Wells She spoke as though a small china image of herself had fallen into the mud. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

William Morris Therewith the image vanished away as it had come, and Leonard, who with the others took the appearance for an image of Birdalone, said that it was such as he had seen it the three last days. The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris [1897]

Henry James Dishonored and tragic, she was all before me; but even as I fixed and, for memory, secured it, the awful image passed away. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James [1898]

Henry James She had received a strong impression of his being a “personage,” and she had occupied herself in examining the image so conveyed. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Elizabeth Gaskell And when you fire up, you’re the very image of Master Frederick. I could find in my heart to put you in a passion any day, just to see his stormy look coming like a great cloud over your face. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

Henry James It has evidently a definite starting-point in fact, and the author is able to draw, freely and confidently, after the image established in his mind. Hawthorne by Henry James [1879]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu All the next day, one beautiful image haunted Longcluse’s imagination. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

George Meredith No image of Emilia rose in his mind to reproach him with the casting over of his heart’s dear mistress, but a blind struggle went on. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

I begged to see the child, and in she came, the very image of your mother, and a sharp little thing that knew what she meant, but had not much idea of the shame, poor child, about her father. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

Thence he had issued on this occasion in the living image of a well-known military man about town who was also well known to be a client of Dan Levy’s. Mr. Justice Raffles by E. W. Hornung [1909]

H.P. Lovecraft After a time he became noticeably unbalanced, gazing for hours at his ivory image and weaving fanciful stories of the lost and forgotten things under the sea. The Temple by H.P. Lovecraft [1920]

George Meredith The lengths of gigantic ‘greyhound backs’ coursing along the South were his vision of delight; no image of repose for him, but of the life in swiftness. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Lady Morgan Our ideas are so intimately connected with our senses, so ductilely transferable from cause to effect, that the abstract thought may readily subside in the sensible image which awakens it. The Wild Irish Girl by Lady Morgan [1806]

M. P. Shiel And as the image of O’Hara had mixed itself with his thoughts of the copse, so now the image of Fred Bates mixed itself with the balloon. The Lord of the Sea by M. P. Shiel [1901]

Wilkie Collins It has given me back my old delightful sensation when I touch him; it keeps my own beloved image of him — the one image I care for — unchanged and unchangeable. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Jack London What image of a bishop, for instance, could possibly form in his mind when I rapped our code-sign for bishop? In vain and often I asked him this very question. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

It is part of my soul, Buddha, and my love for him — oh, I cannot tell!” She threw the cigarette away from her and stared at the smiling image with heavy eyes in silence. A Daughter of To-Day by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1894]

Arnold Bennett But at the door of the sick-room Alicia hung back, intimidated, and Edwin entered and shut the door on that beautiful image of proud, throbbing life. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

And in all that time his image had but rarely been absent from her thoughts. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Olaf Stapledon During this final advance Paul one day perceived in a field by the road the mare and unborn foal whose image had so long haunted him. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

A short time before she had regarded death without terror, for her father had been its prey, and his image was often shadowed forth in her fancy, beckoning her to join him. Lodore by Mary Shelley

Ralph Waldo Emerson Visible distance behind and before us, is respectively our image of memory and hope. Nature by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1836]

Ivan Turgenev Her image — that incomprehensible, almost meaningless, but fascinating image — was too deeply rooted in his heart. Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev

Ford Madox Ford Anyhow, I suppose that my money will go to him when I die — I like the recollection of his friendly image and of the nice girl he was engaged to. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

It was in vain that she sought in the interior of her mind for an image that should produce fear or regret, with regard to the absence or presence of money. Lodore by Mary Shelley

Such a fine, handsome boy—every inch a Tempest, and the image of our father. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

F. Scott Fitzgerald But always there was Dick. Rosemary assured the image of her mother, ever carried with her, that never, never had she known any one so nice, so thoroughly nice as Dick was that night. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

George Gissing To others she would have appeared the image of stern woe. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

Edith Wharton In our market-place on feast-days there appears the strange figure of a man who carries a banner painted with an image of Saint Paul surrounded by a mass of writhing serpents. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

Benjamin Disraeli There was also her sister, a girl not older than Endymion, the very image of Mrs. Rodney, except that she was a brunette — a brilliant brunette. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

William Morris Then he turned about and saw Silverfax cropping the grass nearby, and the Lady lying there like an image that could move no whit, though the world awoke about her. The Well At The World’s End by William Morris [1896]

Walter Scott The first sight of Lucy Ashton had been less impressive than her image proved to be upon reflection. The Bride of Lammermoor by Walter Scott [1819]

George Meredith Vernon, however, not seeing this novelty, continued, to her excessive discomfort, to baste her old abandoned image with his praises. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

James Joyce The long slender flattened skull beneath the long pointed cap brought before Stephen’s mind the image of a hooded reptile. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

Henry James This image could not fail to recommend itself to Morris Townsend, and he continued to give proof of the high estimation in which he held her. Washington Square by Henry James [1880]

Arnold Bennett He dwelt tenderly on the invisible image of the woman upstairs. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

Edith Wharton The image Nona had used seemed to convey nothing to her, but the question evidently struck her with a deadly force. Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton [1927]

Ford Madox Ford But his abstention not only strengthened her in her predilection for chastity; it restored to her her image of the world as a place of virtues and endeavours. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

Perhaps a good long walk would make her feel a different creature, and chase that awful image of Milly Varick in her grave-clothes from her brain. From Out the Vasty Deep by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1920]

George Eliot My mind, having retained a very exact image of his former appearance, took note of unmistakeable changes such as a painter would certainly not have made by way of flattering his subject. Impressions of Theophrastus Such by George Eliot [1878]

Andrew Lang Therein he had an image of the god, for which he himself gave frequent sittings. The Making of Religion by Andrew Lang

Why then do I, base shepheard, bold and blind, Presume the things so sacred to prophane? More fit it is t’ adore, with humble mind, The image of the heavens in shape humane. Spenser by R. W. Church [1879]

Wilkie Collins Shall I tell you why?’ She snatched off the shade from the lamp, and put her hand under the table, and brought out an image of wax. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

Within a deep niche in the bare stone wall stood an image of the Virgin Mary, the colour of pure gold. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

For this cause the knight had her image comely painted in the greater half of his shield, that when he looked down thereupon, his courage never abated. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by translated by Kenneth G. T. Webster and W. A. Neilson

He was sitting a little way off in a low Glastonbury chair, with his knees up to his chin, making himself an image of awkwardness. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Fanny Fern No more business talent in Ruth Ellet, than there is in that chany image of yours on the mantle-tree, Mis. Hall. That tells the whole story. Ruth Hall by Fanny Fern [1854]

Thomas Hardy The image had, in fact, been John, one of our coming characters, and was then turned into Robert, another of them. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy [1879]

Hitherto the Veiled Woman had remained in the rear, with the white-robed, skeleton-like image that had crept to my side unawares with its noiseless step. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

Olaf Stapledon In seeing, light from the object is focused by the lens of the eye so as to form an image on the retina. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

The image of my father, my revered, kind, learned, simple-hearted father, is a religion to me. Coleridge by H. D. Traill [1884]

Olaf Stapledon I gave him an intense and detailed visual image of his friend rummaging frantically among his toys for the lost dog. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Henry James This image was before him when he at last became aware that Chad was behind. The Ambassadors by Henry James [1903]

George Gissing She said good-bye without a tear, refused to let him accompany her, and so, even as she had resolved, left in her husband’s mind an image beckoning his return. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

James Joyce The pride of that dim image brought back to his mind the dignity of the office he had refused. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

The image of self-sacrifice, and of the ruin of her own fortunes, was attended with a kind of rapture. Lodore by Mary Shelley

William Godwin The image was broken to pieces, and every fragment of it destroyed. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

George Meredith I was obliged to offer up my father as a shield for Ottilia, lest false ideas should tarnish the image of her in their minds. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Andrew Lang The image of the thief was, according to their account, reflected in the water, and being perceived by the priest, he named the individual, or the parties. The Making of Religion by Andrew Lang

Maria Edgeworth The sight of this domestic happiness reminded him of the Annalys — brought the image of Florence to his mind. Ormond by Maria Edgeworth

William Morris Forsooth, this to me is but as a waxen image of a man; nay, not even that, for if it were an image, it would be an image of the man as he was when he was alive. A Dream of John Ball by William Morris [1888]

Benjamin Disraeli There were few moments in the day in which her image did not occupy his thoughts, and which, indeed, he did not spend in her presence. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

Henry James On the afternoon I began with speaking of, she had taken a resolution not to think of Madame Merle; but the resolution proved vain, and this lady’s image hovered constantly before her. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

And there rose behind him laughter shrill, And then was the windless wood all still, He looked around o’er all the place, But saw no image of the chase. Poems by the Way by William Morris [1891]

E. T. A. Hoffmann Angela grew up the lovely image of her mother; my heart was wholly wrapt up in her; for her sake I felt called upon not so much to obtain a large fortune for her as to increase what I had already got. Gambler’s Luck by E. T. A. Hoffmann

Anna Katherine Green The image is there but the spirit is gone; and if sufficiently preoccupied, the one who struck the blow sees no change. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

Samuel Johnson This image of magnificence raised our expectation. A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson

William Morris He wore a green coat over his armour, and thereon was wrought in gold an image of a tree leafless: he had a little steel axe about his neck, and a great sword hung by his side. The Well At The World’s End by William Morris [1896]

Benjamin Disraeli The image of his mother came back to him, softened by the magical tint of years; after all she was his mother, and a deep sharer in all his joys and woes. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

Washington Irving The suit of armor hanging up in the hall, richly gilt and embellished, as if to figure in the tournay, brought the image of the gallant and romantic prince vividly before my imagination. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

Walter Scott Imagine the royal image in the dullest of all predicaments, and you have not equalled mine. Peveril of the Peak by Walter Scott [1822]

Robert Louis Stevenson There was possibly some sort of image written in my mind by these loud words, but I believe the words themselves were what I cherished. Collected Essays by Robert Louis Stevenson

The image of Madelon Frehlter rose before his mental vision, reproachful, menacing; but a thick fog intervened to obscure that unwelcome image. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

His elbows on his knees and his face in his hands, he looked the image of despair. Caramel Cottage by Ellen Wood [1885]

G. K. Chesterton He was a despot — granted, But the [Greek: autos] of his autocratic mouth Said ‘Yea’ i’ the people’s French! He magnified The image of the freedom he denied. Robert Browning by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

William Blake Then Thel astonish’d view’d the Worm upon its dewy bed: ‘Art thou a Worm? image of weakness, art thou but a Worm? I see thee like an infant wrapped in the Lilly’s leaf. The Book of Thel by William Blake [1789]

George Meredith This fresh sentimental emotion, which led them to glorify their mother’s image in their hearts, heightened and gave an acid edge to their distaste for the think they saw. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Benjamin Disraeli The image of the young Duke filled her whole mind; she had no ear for others’ voices; she mused on his idea with the rapture of a votary on the mysteries of a new faith. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

Nikolai Gogol I confess that even his image had long faded from my memory. The Mysterious Portrait by Nikolai Gogol

Victor Hugo The rabbit of a great lord is of more importance than God’s image in a man. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Charles Dudley Warner For years I could not talk on the subject of this hopeless regret; I could not even mention her name; but her image was continually before me, and I dreamt of her incessantly. Washington Irving by Charles Dudley Warner

H. G. Wells And suddenly her image came upon his mind vivid and dominant, and for the first time in his life Bindon realised something of the real power of passion. A Story of the Days To Come by H. G. Wells [1897]

Edith Wharton Thus detached from the uncertainties and irritations of their life together, her renovated image leaned to him from that enchanted world where they had first met. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up. The Doré Gallery of Bible Illustrations by Gustave Doré

Andrew Lang If one adores a lizard or a bear, one is likely to think that prayer and acts of worship addressed to an image of the animal will please the animal himself, and make him propitious. Custom and Myth by Andrew Lang

The man’s image had printed itself so firmly upon my memory that I could entertain no doubt upon the matter. ’Long Live the King!’ by Guy Boothby [1900]

She looked at her clouded image in the oblong glass that hung on the panel above her secrétaire, and whose reflection made any idea of her own looks rather speculative than precise. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

Why don’t I love her? Why is it that although I know her to be pretty, and pure, and good, and truthful, I don’t love her? Her image never haunts me, except reproachfully. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Very few of them will ever have any legitimate reason for feeling important, and so it is comforting for them to have the image of it at least. Miss Pym Disposes by Josephine Tey

Henry James The girl in the present case was older and not so pretty, as he could easily judge, for the image of her smiling eyes and speaking lips still hovered before him. Pandora by Henry James [1884]

George Gissing Now I must work, work—” He stood an image of noble sadness, of magnanimity at issue with cruel fate. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

Henry James Miss Garland’s apprehensive face seemed to him an image of his own state of mind. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

The movement was so quick, so instinct with an unholy grace, that it recalled the image of a cobra he had once seen rise up straight before him in the midst of his path through the jungle. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

George Meredith It suggested to me an image of one of the sister Fates cutting a thread. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Clad in well-worn grey trousers and a jacket of cheap tweed, Mr Craw was the image of the small tradesman on holiday. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

The image of the beautiful Countess had now again quite superseded the pretty counterpart of La Vallièe, who was before me. The Room in the Dragon Volant by J. Sheridan LeFanu

D.H. Lawrence And His image is the machine which dominates and cows us, we cower before it, we run to serve it. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

Henry James For myself, as I turn the pages of his journals, I seem to see the image of the crude and simple society in which he lived. Hawthorne by Henry James [1879]

Leslie Stephen They made it up when they met next, and Johnson solaced Boswell’s wounded vanity by highly commending an image made by him to express his feelings. Samuel Johnson by Leslie Stephen [1878]

A rudely carved image of a negro, with a fantastic plume and apron of variegated feathers, decorated the lintel. Novels by Eminent Hands by William Makepeace Thackeray [1847]

Wilkie Collins It had revived in Romayne’s memory the image of Stella in the days when he had first seen her. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

I thought Romanism wrong, a great mixed image of gold and clay; but it seemed to me that this Romanist held the purer elements of his creed with an innocency of heart which God must love. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

Victor Hugo He was possessed with the image of this zenith. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Olaf Stapledon I, too, now sought to capture the infinite spirit, the Star Maker, in an image spun by my own finite though cosmical nature. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

E. T. A. Hoffmann Whenever I have succeeded with any fine romance, it has always been when Teresina’s image has stepped forth from the treasure-house of my mind in clear bright colours at the moment of writing it. The Fermata by E. T. A. Hoffmann

Benjamin Disraeli She was sanguine — she was confident in the wisdom of Lothair. She knelt before an image of the Virgin, and poured forth her supplications for the success of their enterprise. The Carrier Pigeon by Benjamin Disraeli

Arnold Bennett You could try your strength by hitting an image of a fellow-creature in the stomach, and test your aim by knocking off the heads of other images with a wooden ball. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Henry James This image added nothing to her dread; her dread was that he had done some wrong, was stained with some guilt. The Marriages by Henry James [1891]

The image of this supposed danger beset and tortured the minds of the people far more than the real and existing danger. I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni

Thomas Wolfe As for that, I can only say that I do not think a frog pond or a Walden Pond contains the image of the ocean, even though there be water in both of them. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

James Joyce He bore cynically with the shameful details of his secret riots in which he exulted to defile with patience whatever image had attracted his eyes. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

Thomas Hobbes No man can have in his mind an image of infinite magnitude; nor conceive infinite swiftness, infinite time, or infinite force, or infinite power. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

Sir Walter Scott And now I sit here, decked out like an image with gold and gems, and no one to see my finery but you, Janet. There was the poor Tressilian, too — but it avails not speaking of him. Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott [1821]

He sat with eyes dejected, brooding over his fallen fortunes, over the image of ancient majesty and present humiliation. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

When had his image really been absent from her since that time? He insisted that she should hear him to the end, and she submitted, not unwillingly, perhaps. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Benjamin Disraeli The single sentinel was kneeling before an image of St. George, beside him was an empty drinking-cup and an exhausted wineskin. The Rise of Iskander by Benjamin Disraeli [1834]

H. G. Wells No doubt the thing was only an image of twisted indiarubber, but for the moment —! And his gesture was exactly that of a man who handles some petty biting bit of vermin. Twelve Stories and a Dream by H. G. Wells [1903]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu If his shadow were cast upon her dream, what an image would she have seen looking in at the door! A sudden horror seizes him — he draws back and closes the door; on the lobby he pauses. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

F. Scott Fitzgerald The image of the bride at the wedding popped out at her — the reproachless bride, unsullied, beloved and holy with a sweet glow. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Soon the flame vanishes, and with it the whole scene is gone, though its image remains an instant in your mind’s eye when darkness has swallowed the reality. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

This was the image of her vengeance, the vague and uncertain shadow that had filled her girlish dreams ever since the great sorrow of her father’s death had fallen upon her. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Sigmund Freud In most instances a cow’s udder has aptly played the part of an image intermediate between a nipple and a penis. Fragment of an Analysis of a Case of Hysteria by Sigmund Freud [1905]

Wilkie Collins My poor husband’s mind, in so far as his wandering words might interpret it, was filled by the one image of his wife. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

Olaf Stapledon I noticed a visual image looming in the recesses of his mind, an image not open to his own introspection. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Nathaniel Hawthorne And that puts me in mind! Let us make an image out of snow, — an image of a little girl, — and it shall be our sister, and shall run about and play with us all winter long. The Snow Image and other stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1851]

The fatal drawback was that the public did not find that image attractive. Queen Victoria by Lytton Strachey

His image can hardly be dimmed in your recollection, as he stood before you only three years ago, filling the same place with which I am now honored. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

Caroline Lamb Her image haunts me: I tremble with apprehension. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

Wilkie Collins The image of her is before me at this moment — an image of an angel in moonlight. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

William Morris Said the wood-wife: Stand up, Black Squire, and consider a little what thou wouldst have me do for thee, while I have speech with mine image yonder. The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris [1897]

Well, the months sped by and, with her image continually in my mind, I tried to get in contact with her in the spirit world. The Grave-digger of Monks Arden by Arthur Gask [1938]

Ann Radcliffe The accumulation of overtopping points, which the mountains of this dark perspective exhibited, presented an image of grandeur superior to any thing she had seen while within the pass itself. The Italian by Ann Radcliffe [1796]

Your image is for ever before me, present or absent, sleeping or waking. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

George Meredith Here was one bitten by the serpent of love, and athirst for an image of the sex to serve for the cooling herb, as youth will be. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

I thought I heard him call the young lady Miss Lake, and there rose before me an image of an old General Lake, and a dim recollection of some reverse of fortune. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

H.P. Lovecraft They had shape — for did not this star-fashioned image prove it? — but that shape was not made of matter. The Call of Cthulhu by H.P. Lovecraft [1926]

Thomas Hardy He quickly shut up and locked in the hated image which had done the mischief; and lifted his wife in his arms, where in a few instants she opened her eyes. A Group of Noble Dames by Thomas Hardy [1891]

G. K. Chesterton The image of that monstrous revolving ride has often recurred to me, as indicating that something odd must have happened to me about that time. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

Robert Louis Stevenson He shut his eyes, and her image sprang up before him, quietly luminous and attended with good thoughts. Will O’ the Mill by Robert Louis Stevenson

Wilkie Collins It was solemnly declared that he put an image of the Virgin Mary in his boat, when he went out on his sailing excursions! I have seen the image--it was a very beautiful work of art. A Fatal Fortune by Wilkie Collins [1874]

George Meredith He had not thought of ascribing the acuteness of his pain to the miserable image he presented in this particular lady’s eye. The Case of General Ople and Lady Camper by George Meredith [1877]

Ivan Turgenev This power showed itself in Clara’s image being constantly before him to the minutest details, such details as he seemed hardly to have observed in her lifetime; he saw . Dream tales and prose poems by Ivan Turgenev

George Meredith The situation was exactly of a sort for one of his German phantasy-writers to image the forest jeering at him as he flew, blind, deaf, and unreasonable, vehement for one fierce draught of speed. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Walter Scott The image of the Holy Virgin who presides over its altar, is called by all men our Lady of the Broken Lances, and is accounted through the whole kingdom the most celebrated for military adventures. Count Robert of Paris by Walter Scott [1832]

No sooner was Ethel alone, than every image except Edward’s passed out of her mind. Lodore by Mary Shelley

George Eliot As Esther saw that image of restless misery, it blent itself by a rapid flash with all that Harold had said in the evening. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

Sinclair Lewis The black cylinder of the telephone-receiver seemed to hold a tiny animated image of her: lustrous eyes, delicate nose, gentle chin. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

Even in those parishes where the garland had degenerated into a shabby nosegay carried aloft at the top of a stick, some dollish image was mixed in with the flowers. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Olaf Stapledon The first was to thrust upon the mind of Hans an image of the forest, which might serve as the starting-point for a spiritual change. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Thomas Wolfe This was the image of the Joyner world which Aunt Maw’s tireless memories had built up in the mind and spirit of the boy. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Abraham Merri Striking through its substance came the wavering image of his room. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

James Joyce The image of Emma appeared before him, and under her eyes the flood of shame rushed forth anew from his heart. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

Ann Radcliffe She neither spoke, nor shed a tear; the one image that possessed her fancy, the image of Vivaldi dead seemed to hold all her faculties, as by a spell. The Italian by Ann Radcliffe [1796]

A gloomy, but noble image of winter the gaunt old man presented. The Wyvern Mystery by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

William Hazlitt The passage in which Claudio first makes a confession of his affection towards her conveys as pleasing an image of the entrance of love into a youthful bosom as can well be imagined. Characters of Shakespeare’s Plays by William Hazlitt [1817]

George Gissing The image of Wilfrid, the memory of her lost love, these grew to be symbols of her baseness. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

Edith Wharton Emerging from the coverlet of flowers was a small waxen image with the lineaments of Laura Lou. Her eyes were shut, her pale lips smiled. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

Nathaniel Hawthorne And to John Inglefield she was the very image of his buried wife, such as he remembered her on the first Thanksgiving which they had passed under their own roof. The Snow Image and other stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1851]

D. H. Lawrence Cinque franchi!” And averting his pallid, old mudlarking face, and flinging his hand out at me, he stood the image of indignant repudiation. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

D. H. Lawrence She saw the image of him, naked white with tanned face and hands, looking down and addressing his erect penis as if it were another being, the odd grin flickering on his face. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

It is more associated with her image than any other room in this house. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

Marjorie Bowen It might be that he was aware of this, for when he saw his image in the ostentatious mirrors he very slightly smiled, and not pleasantly. The Rake’s Progress by Marjorie Bowen [1912]

H. Rider Haggard But wherever Juanna moved two shadows went with her — her secret passion and the variable image of that far-off English lady who had robbed her of its fruit. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

Marjorie Bowen Susannah was impressed with a sense of something weighty behind the words—the image of Selina, of Rose, flashed through her mind. The Rake’s Progress by Marjorie Bowen [1912]

Anthony Trollope The face is indeed there, and those looking at it will know at once whose image it is, but the owner of the face will not be proud of the resemblance. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Love prints thine image in my bosom. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

George Meredith She was an image of peace, in the same posture on the couch where he had left her, when he returned. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Guy de Maupassan During the whole execution of the symphony they accompanied him, as if, while driving with him in the sunshine, they had left the image of their two faces imprinted on his vision. Strong as Death by Guy de Maupassan

The fifth and sixth cantos, in spite of the glittering sketch of Gulbeyaz, and tho fawn-like image of Dudù, are open to the charge of diffuseness, and the character of Johnson is a failure. Byron by John Nichol [1880]

Bram Stoker He placed the Egyptian image of Bes on the fine wire, which crossed the wooden ledge which protected it. The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker [1911]

Ralph Waldo Emerson As every pool reflects the image of the sun, so every thought and thing restores us an image and creature of the supreme Good. The universe is perforated by a million channels for his activity. Representative Men by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1850]

Virginia Woolf There is an image of Shelley’s personal appearance in everybody’s picture gallery. The Death of the Moth and other essays by Virginia Woolf [1942]

Henry James But it has a serious defect — a defect which impairs its value, though it helps to give consistency to such an image of Hawthorne’s personal nature as we may by this time have been able to form. Hawthorne by Henry James [1879]