Phrases with "imparted"

At the end he had neither elicited nor imparted a single opinion of any importance; nevertheless, he was quite entitled to his glow of satisfaction. The Imperialist by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1904]

Elizabeth Gaskell Fresh tastes and higher delights had been imparted that day. Libbie Marsh’s Three Eras by Elizabeth Gaskell [1847]

George Gissing Perhaps she had been aided in the nurturing of this ideal by her loneliness; no friend had ever tempted her to confidences; her gravest and purest thoughts had never been imparted to any. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

Edith Wharton Mrs. Lethbury imparted the news to her husband one evening after their daughter had gone to bed. The Descent of Man and other stories by Edith Wharton [1903]

They were borne miles inland by the sound-laden blast, and by their unaccustomed uproar, imparted a feeling of insecurity and peril to our stable abode. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Henry James This was because of the odd element of the unnatural imparted to the so simple fact of their brief separation by the assumptions resident in their course of life hitherto. The Golden Bowl by Henry James [1904]

At six o’clock I had fallen into a troubled doze, when Mrs. Cadogan knocked at my door and imparted the information that the sweep had arrived. Some Experiences of an Irish R.M. by Somerville and Ross [1899]

I imparted to her frankly the cause of my alarms, but at the same time as gently as I could; and with tears she promised vigilance, and devotion, and love. The Purcell Papers by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Thomas Hardy After the final peace with France she became acquainted with my mother, to whom by degrees she imparted these experiences of hers. A Changed Man by Thomas Hardy [1913]

Edgar Allan Poe This startling circumstance, when Bon-Bon replied to his visiter’s remark, imparted to his manner an air of embarrassment which probably might, not otherwise have been observed. Humorous Tales by Edgar Allan Poe

I imparted to her frankly the cause of my alarms, but, at the same time, as gently as I could; and with tears she promised vigilance, devotion, and love. The Murdered Cousin by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Shades of green silk fitted low over all the lights imparted to the room something of a forest’s deep gloom. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

Mr. Vane’s aristocratic bearing imparted such a stamp to his clothes, that it was not easy to see the shabbiness of his garments; but those garments were shabby. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Tobias Smolle He imparted his design to Crabshaw, who had likewise suffered in spirit from the predictions of the said offender, and was extremely well disposed to assist in punishing the false prophet. The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves by Tobias Smolle

The new-sprung tenderness of her soul imparted a fascination to her manner far more irresistible than that to which tact and polish had given rise. Lodore by Mary Shelley

Elizabeth Gaskell She imparted some of her feelings to Molly, sitting by her, longing to dance, and beating time to the spirited music with one of her pretty little feet. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

George Meredith The snaky tail of the train imparted to Dudley an apprehension of the ominous in his having missed her. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

Jules Verne The Lieutenant imparted the results of his excursion to the whole patty. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

Jules Verne I imparted my convictions to M. Letourneur and his son. The Survivors of the Chancellor by Jules Verne [1875]

Henry James It was on Isabel’s invitation she had come, and she imparted all due dignity to the girl’s uncountenanced state. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Charles Dickens As he imparted this melancholy circumstance to Wemmick, Mr. Jaggers standing magisterially before the fire and taking no share in the proceedings, Mike’s eye happened to twinkle with a tear. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

M. R. James Something of the character of an oratory was imparted to it by a tall crucifix, which reached almost to the ceiling on one side; the figure was painted of the natural colours, the cross was black. Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James

Henry James Her husband had a stiff grey beard on his chin and a bare spacious upper lip, to which constant shaving had imparted a hard glaze. Pandora by Henry James [1884]

The landlord was not averse to a little conversation, in the course of which he imparted quite a lot of information to the detective. The Judgment of Larose by Arthur Gask [1934]

George Gissing The same night Rhoda heard what had been imparted to her sister. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

Guy de Maupassan Their parents were to take them there when they were quite young, and, by means of a magic lantern, all the notions of human knowledge were to be imparted to them. The Legion of Honor by Guy de Maupassan

If he imparted some ideas of expediency, he received some of obligation to artistic truth, which he henceforth associated with Elfrida’s expressive eyes and what he called her foreign accent. A Daughter of To-Day by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1894]

Guy de Maupassan Their simple, common, limited life imparted seriousness to the most unimportant matters, and every topic of conversation became a subject of dispute. The Test by Guy de Maupassan

Robert Louis Stevenson Much of it is useful and curious; much merely otiose; and much can only be described as an attempt to impart that which cannot be imparted in words. Records of a Family of Engineers by Robert Louis Stevenson

Arnold Bennett This imperious news had to be imparted to somebody, as a preliminary to the thrilling of the whole school; and Cyril had issued forth in search of an appreciative and worthy confidant. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Yet, when M. Paul sneered at me, I wanted to possess them more fully; his injustice stirred in me ambitious wishes — it imparted a strong stimulus — it gave wings to aspiration. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

Thomas Hardy This view was imparted to Mrs. Frankland’s daughter, and it led her to soften her opposition. Life’s Little Ironies by Thomas Hardy

Charles Dickens Then he imparted his design concerning Dolly to Miss Miggs, who was taken more deaf than before, when he began; and so remained, all through. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

George Gissing Much information was imparted to the visitors concerning the more notable animals; some had taken prizes at shows, others were warranted to do so, one or two had been purchased at fancy prices. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

Thomas Hardy The rains had imparted a phosphorescence to the pieces of touchwood and rotting leaves that lay about her path, which, as scattered by her feet, spread abroad like spilt milk. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

Edith Wharton Vance had made all his plans, but had imparted them to no one, not even to his bride. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

Anatole France I imparted my intention to M. d’Anquetil, and excused myself for not accompanying him any farther. At the Sign of the Reine Pédauque by Anatole France

Mr Hawkehurst laughed aloud when the Captain imparted this condition with that suave and yet dignified manner which was peculiar to him. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

I was almost relieved when a hard try to bite on the part of the puppy imparted to Flurry’s language a transient warmth; but the reaction was only temporary. Some Experiences of an Irish R.M. by Somerville and Ross [1899]

Yet he was pained at the information imparted by his sister Winnie who was good. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

The spectre of death that hovered above his head imparted such an imposing majesty to his person that the soldiers paused, silent and awed. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Long service had imparted to it a reddish-brown tint; but, now, it was as black as the coat. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

H. G. Wells It was greatly weather-worn, and that imparted an unpleasant suggestion of disease. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells [1896]

George Gissing This regret had long lost its poignancy, though it imparted a sober tinge to the epicureanism whereby Langley thought to direct his otherwise purposeless life. Sleeping Fires by George Gissing [1896]

Anthony Trollope No one was tipsy, but many were elated; and much confidence in their favourite animals was imparted to men who had been sufficiently cautious before dinner. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

He imparted this fact — as well as much other information relating to himself, his tastes, habits, adventures, opinions, and sentiments — to his travelling companions in the course of the journey. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

D. H. Lawrence So long as Emily need not think about her actions, she had a large, free grace; and the swing and rhythm and time were imparted through her senses rather than through her intelligence. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

Arnold Bennett She imparted the information to Amy, who was astounded. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Henry James It imparted itself even to Bob. “Then the fun would begin?” As it but made her look at him hard, however, he amended the form of his inquiry. The Golden Bowl by Henry James [1904]

Charles Dickens There may have been something in this tacit confidence in each other flattering and pleasant to us both, and it may have imparted in the beginning an additional zest, perhaps, to our friendship. Master Humphrey’s Clock by Charles Dickens [1840]

Even whist with the white-haired parson, and Mrs. Fitzhenry in her spectacles, imparted pleasure. Lodore by Mary Shelley

Baldwin Spencer This will serve as a good example of what is called an Iruntarinia ceremony, that is, one which is supposed to have been imparted to a special individual by the Iruntarinia or spirits. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

William Makepeace Thackeray As you look at the drawings, secrets come out of them — private jokes, as it were, imparted to you by the author for your special delectation. John Leech’s Pictures of Life and Character by William Makepeace Thackeray [1854]

Nathaniel Hawthorne It imparted to the wearer a kind of sacredness, which enabled her to walk securely amid all peril. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1850]

Helen Zimmern The enjoyment she felt in literature was imparted to those about her; she would manage to extract something, either knowledge or amusement, out of the dullest book. Maria Edgeworth by Helen Zimmern

Theodore Dreiser Yet the knowledge imparted to him by the chambermaid was rankling in his mind. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Marjorie Bowen He was a middle-aged man, heavy in build, with a commonplace countenance imparted by ambitions satisfied and a prosperity hardly attained and keenly relished. The Rake’s Progress by Marjorie Bowen [1912]

Anthony Trollope When Harry came hack two days afterward, the family news was imparted to him, and he immediately ranged himself on his father’s side. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

Ivan Turgenev She wore a light muslin dress; her hair, smoothly brushed back behind her ears, imparted a girlish expression to her pure, fresh face. Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev

To complete his attire, his tie was always of a most violent red colour or, indeed, it had been so upon the day of its purchase and before his dirty fingers had imparted to it a somewhat sombre hue. The Dark Mill Stream by Arthur Gask [1947]

Guy de Maupassant They imparted life, all at once, to the placid landscape in which they were framed as by a heavenly hand. Clair de lune by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

Nathaniel Hawthorne It might be spiritual and imparted to him by angelical ministrations. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1850]

Washington Irving The old sexton had taken the landlady aside, and with an air of profound importance imparted to her my errand. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

Philip Sidney It is a special gift, imparted to you by Divine power and inspiration. A Defence of Poesie by Philip Sidney

Maria Edgeworth I imparted to them this promise, which excited them to great exertions. Lame Jervas by Maria Edgeworth

Thomas Hardy A certain gentlemanliness had been imparted to it by nature, suggesting an inherent wish to do rightly by all. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

He had prided himself on being a Boer, and spoken coldly of the British. He had also, I gathered, imparted many things calculated to deceive. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Henry James This episode had imparted animation to the assembly; a certain gaiety, even, expressed in a higher pitch of conversation, seemed to float in the heated air. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

She imparted her desire to me, asking my leave; and she told me, if I pleased, she would take Patty and Tommy along with her. Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins by Robert Paltock [1751]

Edith Wharton The criticism I have in mind is that given in the course of private talk, and not imparted by the reviews. A Backward Glance by Edith Wharton [1934]

Guy de Maupassant It imparted to the face a heated caress, made one breathe more quickly, gasp a little, so thick and heavy did it seem. Paul’s Mistress (La Femme de Paul) by Guy de Maupassant [1881]

Something of its mysterious and significant solemnity had imparted itself to the man’s mood. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

Thomas Hardy The paint with which they were smeared, intensified in hue by the sunlight, imparted to them a look of having been dipped in liquid fire. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Mr. Burns, to whom I imparted my fears, chose to take great umbrage at them. The Shadow Line by Joseph Conrad [1917]

Despite the recent encouraging news, imparted to him by the wireless man, Vanaman felt wearily, bitterly depressed. Claimed! by Francis Stevens

Theodore Dreiser For one thing, Stires had called only a few days after he closed his doors and imparted a significant bit of information. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

George Eliot The full sense of the present could only be imparted gradually by new experience — not by mere words, which must remain weaker than the impressions left by the old experience. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

As usual he was far gone, and his eyes shone with the furious madness imparted by the vitriol he had swallowed. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Charles Dickens But my suggestion that we should visit the Palazzo Te (of which I had heard a great deal, as a strange wild place) imparted new life to him, and away we went. Pictures from Italy by Charles Dickens [1846]

Anthony Trollope We Englishmen know well the type of each, and have a fairly correct idea of the amount of education which is imparted to them. North America by Anthony Trollope

This feeling he imparted to Bridge, and it also appears in one or two published letters. A Study of Hawthorne by G. P. Lathrop [1876]

Then Mr. Rattray imparted the facts, with a certain conscious gratification. A Daughter of To-Day by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1894]

While I was dressing Burton imparted a piece of information which brought me to a rapid resolution. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

Elizabeth Gaskell Mrs. Gibson did not give Molly the message of remembrance that Lady Harriet had left for her; but she imparted various pieces of news relating to the Towers with great animation and interest. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

I imparted my theory to Mr. Powell who accepted it at once as, in a sense, favourable to the father of Mrs. Anthony. Then he waved his hand. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

I imparted what little knowledge I was master of at Sir Joseph’s, to the unfortunate gentlemen who went to Africa to explore the Congo; and that was all that took place in the shape of a lecture. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

Mark Twain So soft was her step, it failed to make even a sound, and but for the magical thrill imparted by her genial touch, as other unobtrusive beauties, she would have glided away un-perceived — unsought. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain [1876]

Jules Verne It was evening before she reappeared on the deck of the Caucasus. The long twilight imparted a coolness to the atmosphere eagerly enjoyed by the passengers after the stifling heat of the day. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

Bronislaw Malinowski And, especially during the actual time of initiation, all the wisdom and morality they had to learn was imparted to the young people by the old men of the tribe. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

The oars trailed without motion, save that imparted by the restless waters. Claimed! by Francis Stevens

Guy de Maupassant Their parents were to take them there when they were quite young, and, by means of a magic-lantern, all the notions of human knowledge were to be imparted to them. How He Got the Legion of Honor (Décoré !) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

Did Mr. Gryce suffer from any qualms of conscience at having elicited so much and imparted so little? I doubt it. The Circular Study by Anna Katharine Green

Thomas Hardy How much of the exaggerated information on the then new divorce laws which Beaucock imparted to his listener was the result of ignorance, and how much of dupery, was never ascertained. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

Directly the boat had been hoisted the ship’s sails were filled on the off-shore tack, and Byrne imparted the whole story to his captain, who was but a very few years older than himself. The Inn of the Two Witches by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Wilkie Collins The preternatural sharpness which the very intensity of his panic had mysteriously imparted to his faculties left them suddenly. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

Jane Austen She could not endure to give him the true explanation; for though her suspicions were by no means removed, she was really ashamed of having ever imparted them. Emma by Jane Austen [1816]

Washington Irving Something too that concerns the security of this fortress, indeed of all Granada. But it is a matter to be imparted only to your private ear, or in presence of such only as are in your confidence. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

Henry James This information and much more Lord Warburton imparted to his young American listener, taking pains to make many things clear and to lay bare to her apprehension the peculiarities of English life. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Edith Wharton She had an eye to see and an ear to hear: he could show her things and tell her things, and taste the bliss of feeling that all he imparted left long reverberations and echoes he could wake at will. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton [1911]

Benjamin Disraeli The fact is, the resignation had taken place, but it was known only to those who then could not have imparted the intelligence. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

Before the end of 1855 he imparted to his mother his decision about taking Orders. The Rubicon was crossed; but on which road he was to reach his goal was not settled for many years. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

As to Carathis, she needed no common aliment, for her invention had previously furnished her with an opiate to stay her stomach, some of which she imparted to her mutes. The History of the Caliph Vathek by William Beckford

Arthur Conan Doyle There was something so methodical and so incomprehensible about the deeds of this unknown assassin, that it imparted a fresh ghastliness to his crimes. A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle [1887]

And, papa dear, Eddy says mayn’t he have the little jug when it is empty?” As the full import of that revelation imparted itself to Alvan Creede’s understanding he visibly shuddered. Can Such Things Be? by Ambrose Bierce [1893]

Natural, inherent — as innate ideas, that is to say, ideas that we are born with, having had them previously imparted to us. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

Edith Wharton As long as she neither saw nor heard him there was an unaccountable comfort in feeling him near — as if the living warmth he imparted were something they shared indissolubly. Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton [1927]

The new organs, as soon as Maskull had familiarised himself with them, imparted something to her face that was unique and striking. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

Whether laughter could be imparted to animals by inoculation from the human patient is a question that has not been answered by experimentation. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

Once for all, the whole art and mystery of the preparation and care of glue was imparted to me. Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

Andrew Lang The answer of Fouquet to Louvois must have satisfied Louis that Dauger had not imparted his secret to the other valet, La Riviere, for Fouquet was now allowed a great deal of liberty. The Valet’s Tragedy by Andrew Lang

Wilkie Collins The poor woman still held fast by some of the principles imparted to her in happier days; and she was devotedly fond of her daughter. A Rogue’s Life by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Returning to my companions, I imparted to them the result of my observations. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

Baldwin Spencer This was a ceremony which had been imparted to a Purula man by the Iruntarinia of the locality named. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

So Jaikie imparted a little judicious information. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

Our exile partook of it and found it to have a taste something similar to fermented Spanish liquorice, but with a certain pungent acridity which it imparted to the palate after it had been swallowed. Ralph Rashleigh by James Tucker

Henry James During her Sundays en ville she had examined the world and judged it, and she imparted her impressions to our attentive heroine with an agreeable mixture of enthusiasm and scepticism. Madame de Mauves by Henry James [1874]

But the appearance of those two policemen brought the peril into the immediate present, imparted to it a horrible actuality. The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman [1911]

George Gissing The emotion did him good, and the whole confession, by forcing him to behold himself in an objective light, imparted a healthiness to his mind which it was very long since he had enjoyed. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

George Gissing The letters which Alice received from Wanley were not imparted to the other members of the family; she herself studied them attentively, and with much apparent satisfaction. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Elizabeth Gaskell To him she imparted the feelings I have described. The Well of Pen-Morfa by Elizabeth Gaskell [1850]

You would suppose that it imparted some glad hope to spring, some fine charm to summer, some tranquil joy to autumn, some consolation to winter, which you do not feel. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

Anthony Trollope Then, while the train is still in motion, the new destiny of the trunk is imparted to it. North America by Anthony Trollope

The news of this triumph, imparted to a friend of Miss Peabody’s, led to an immediate invitation of Hawthorne to dinner at another house, for the next day. A Study of Hawthorne by G. P. Lathrop [1876]

George Meredith Although the great news he imparted had roused an ardent thirst for holiday and a dash out of harness, and he could hardly check it, he yielded her the lead. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Maria Edgeworth Hector, the negro who was at the head of the conspirators, was the particular friend of Caesar, and had imparted to him all his designs. The Grateful Negro by Maria Edgeworth

He will fancy that in this disguise his work will be more literary, and that there is somehow a quality, a grace, imparted to it which will charm in spite of the inward hollowness. Literature and Life by William Dean Howells

D. H. Lawrence Her soul flew straight back to the medieval times, when the monks of God held the learning of men and imparted it within the shadow of religion. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

No! What he imparted to the Editor were no emotions, but mere facts conveyed in a deliberate voice and in uninspired words. The Planter of Malata by Joseph Conrad [1915]

Not but that wine-merchants are as good as other people; only Sophie Chalk had somehow imparted the notion of their living up to lords and ladies. At Miss Deveen’s by Ellen Wood [1869]

Henry James Dr. Sloper very soon imparted his conviction to Mrs. Almond, in the same terms in which he had announced it to himself. Washington Square by Henry James [1880]

Lawyer Ball, a keen man, who had well weighed all points in the tale imparted to him by Richard, as well as other points, had colored them with his own deductions, and spoke accordingly. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Hunger and happiness imparted a savour beyond the powers of the most accomplished chef. Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

They were not imparted to him with very great abundance either. The Planter of Malata by Joseph Conrad [1915]

Andrew Lang Why he did not cleave to the facts imparted to him by his Jesuit friends, we do not learn. The Valet’s Tragedy by Andrew Lang

A trick of smoothing his long white beard whenever he was short of a word in French or English imparted an air of leisurely dignity to the tone of his reminiscences. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

Elizabeth Gaskell Every day they had some fresh mystery together, to be imparted in garden walks and whispered talks. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

Charles Dickens He imparted to her the mystery of going the odd man or plain Newmarket for fruit, ginger-beer, baked potatoes, or even a modest quencher, of which Miss Brass did not scruple to partake. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens [1840]

The steamer did indeed loom close upon him, but the powerful impulse imparted to the water was sucking him not toward but away from her. Claimed! by Francis Stevens

So disguised as a Shazli, he attended their meetings and listened while Forner imparted the principal dogmas of the Catholic faith. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

These perplexities checking his elation imparted to his tone a soberness well in keeping with the circumstances. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

She had been waiting anxiously for the call and before he could ask a question she imparted her news. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman Rhoda Meserve always had the news as soon as the news was in being, and generally Mrs. John Emerson was the first to whom she imparted it. The Lost Ghost by Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman

Charles Dickens He imparted it to me as freely as if I had been a part of himself. The Wreck of the Golden Mary by Charles Dickens [1856]

Edith Wharton It was clear that she had not imparted her philanthropic project to her sister, and was disturbed at the idea that Lewis might be about to do so. False Dawn by Edith Wharton

He was not so tall as his leanness made him look; he was of a national darkness of eyes and hair which as imparted to his tertian clean-shavenness was a deep blue. Familiar Spanish Travels by William Dean Howells

It was to these two, whom he seemed to honor with an absolute confidence, that D’Artagnan imparted a false secret, destined to secure the success of the expedition. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Charles Dickens To whom I imparted how my uncle had come in the night and was then asleep, and how the breakfast preparations were to be modified accordingly. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

Ford Madox Ford To these the constant nibbling of sheep had imparted a protective tininess. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

The butcher had a copy of the Petit Journal and every now and then he imparted bits of it across Gethryn, to the market woman, lingering with relish over the criminal items. In the Quarter by Robert W. Chambers

Athos imparted to him his greatness of soul, Porthos his enthusiasm, Aramis his elegance. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

Henry James This he imparted to me in confidence at the time, and I remember how it increased my oppressive awe of Mr. Pickering, who had appeared to me in glimpses as a sort of high priest of the proprieties. Eugene Pickering by Henry James [1874]

Julian Hawthorne Honestly did I sympathise with her unknown trouble, and ardently did I long — all vulgar curiosity aside — to have the knowledge of it imparted to me. Mrs. Gainsborough’s Diamonds by Julian Hawthorne

Edith Wharton She had no difficulty in fixing her attention, and he felt that every fact he imparted was being etched in metal. The Descent of Man and other stories by Edith Wharton [1903]

Nathaniel Hawthorne I imparted my mystery to none, but wandered to and fro or sat in solitude like one that had caught a glimpse of heaven and could take no more joy on earth. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Featherston imparted his news to them, and showed his sister’s letter. Featherston’s Story by Ellen Wood [1889]

Charles Dickens I imparted to Mr. Jaggers my design of keeping him in ignorance of the fate of his wealth. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

Thomas Carlyle This first-hand gospel from the Eternities, imparted to every mortal, this is still, and will forever be, your sanction and commission for the punishment of human scoundrels. Latter-Day Pamphlets by Thomas Carlyle

H.P. Lovecraft He was unconscious, having fallen in a kind of convulsion which imparted to his slight black-clad body a strange rigidity. Hypnos by H.P. Lovecraft [1922]

Anthony Trollope Miss Baker imparted to Miss Mackenzie her full address, and Miss Mackenzie, with that brightness in her eyes which they always assumed when she was eager, begged her new friend to come to her again. Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope [1865]

Thus Priore Blanès had not imparted his somewhat difficult science to Fabrizio; but, unconsciously, had infected him with an unbounded confidence in the signs by which the future can be foretold. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

Guy de Maupassant He held it up to the lamp, and the light streaming through it imparted to the liquid the amber color of molten topaz. The Christening (Le Baptême) by Guy de Maupassant [1884]

It is well recognised in medical circles that strength can be imparted from one person to another. The Hidden Door by Arthur Gask [1934]

George Gissing Dora Milvain of course learnt what had come to pass; to anticipate criticism, her brother imparted to her the decision at which Marian and he had arrived. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Anthony Trollope It imparted a certain look of ferocity to him, which was apt to make men afraid of him at first sight. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope Let the coiner be ever so clever at his art, in the coining of enthusiasm the sound of true gold can never be imparted to the false metal. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

W. W. Jacobs He imparted his discoveries to the cook, and after reducing him to a state of perspiring imbecility, turned round and rated the men again. The Skipper’s Wooing by W. W. Jacobs [1897]

Circumstances imparted to these sounds an ominous significance. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Elizabeth Gaskell The increase of dignity in her face had been imparted to her form. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

H. G. Wells We have got to see therefore that whatever we propose as this irreducible minimum of knowledge must be imparted between infancy and — at most, the fifteenth or sixteenth year. World Brain by H. G. Wells [1938]

William Henry Hudson My passion for Yoletta now burned with a gentle flame, which did not consume, but only imparted an agreeable sense of warmth to the system. A Crystal Age by William Henry Hudson