Phrases with "indicate"

George Meredith She kept her ears open, and followed his lead carefully—venturing here and there to indicate an opinion, and suggesting dissent in a pained interrogation. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Bronislaw Malinowski Those further facts are precisely the variable terms in the general formula of kinship; it remains still to indicate their general character. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

The singular expression, “worse than homeless,” and the reference to domestic distractions, appear to indicate that some estrangement had already set in between Coleridge and his wife. Coleridge by H. D. Traill [1884]

Myers used the word “telepathy” to indicate that the sitter’s own thoughts or feelings may be thus directly tapped. Memories and Studies by William James

Thomas Wolfe What one noticed about it especially was its Yankee economy and tartness, which seemed to indicate a chronic state of sour temper. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

George Gissing Her self-surrender might, then, indicate a trait worthy of admiration. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

The open entrance-door seemed to indicate that he had; and I thought he might have left it undone in case he had to make a bolt back again. The Syllabub Feast by Ellen Wood [1875]

I can in that time indicate in broad outlines what remains to be done. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

De Malfort went on fooling with Lady Lucretia, whose lovely hand and arm, her strongest point, descended upon a card now and then, to indicate the play she deemed wisest. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

She only wished to indicate to her her true position. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

Wilkie Collins Besides the ivory label attached to the ring that connected them, there were smaller labels, of parchment, tied to the handles of some of the keys, to indicate the rooms to which they gave admission. The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins [1857]

Benjamin Disraeli The intonations of the voice indicate the deep sympathy of the reader. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

Theodore Dreiser She paused a moment to indicate to her lover that she was safe, and entered. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

Elizabeth Gaskell The figures put into words and spoken aloud seemed to indicate so much larger an amount of money than when quickly written down in numerals. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

Arthur Conan Doyle I will endeavour, therefore, to condescend to their limitation and to indicate the situation by the use of a homely analogy which will be within the limits of the intelligence of your readers. The Poison Belt by Arthur Conan Doyle [1913]

Edgar Rice Burroughs I want you to be sure, papa, to indicate all that you can do without until fall. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

Pierre, of course, did not answer, but touched his lips with his hand to indicate he was dumb. Madame Midas by Fergus Hume

Baldwin Spencer These can be represented, using the letters a and b to indicate the two divisions of each class. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Theodore Dreiser A few sprinkles on the window began to indicate that it was raining. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Watkin Tench It is changeable beyond any other I ever heard of; but no phenomena sufficiently accurate to reckon upon, are found to indicate the approach of alteration. A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson by Watkin Tench

I found myself in a vast cavern, full of dim, sparkling lights, which served not to illuminate it, but merely to indicate its enormous extent. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

Guy de Maupassant I want to indicate to you a new sensation, only possible to intelligent men, let us say even very intelligent men, dangerous, like everything that overexcites our organs, but exquisite. Dreams (Rêves) by Guy de Maupassant [1882]

H. G. Wells But these valid criticisms merely indicate the sort of collectivisation that has to be avoided. The New World Order by H. G. Wells

Gertrude Stein I don't indicate that and more nearly standing I don't realize voices. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

Henry James Then she gave a little push to the puff that stood near her, and by a glance at Newman seemed to indicate that she had placed it in position for him. The American by Henry James [1877]

H. G. Wells I have tried to indicate the drift of these remarkable proposals, but about them clustered an elaborate mass of keen and temperate discussion. A Modern Utopia by H. G. Wells [1905]

Theodore Dreiser There was neither signature nor mark of any kind to indicate from whence it might have come. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Wilkie Collins An occasional wrinkling of his eyebrows, accompanied by an intermittent restlessness in his movements, appeared to indicate some disturbance of this worthy man’s professional composure. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

Virginia Woolf Bare of all rings save her wedding ring, her fingers alone seemed to indicate that she had entered the private world of illness. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

They indicate his state of mind after the first fierce tempest of the soul had subsided. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Arnold Bennett And Maggie, without a clear word, contrived to indicate that it was what she would have expected from a boy of George’s violent temperament. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Henry Fielding It is an observation sometimes made, that to indicate our idea of a simple fellow, we say, he is easily to be seen through: nor do I believe it a more improper denotation of a simple book. The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews and his friend Mr Abraham Adams by Henry Fielding

Ford Madox Ford He had tried to indicate with his signs that it was Lance-Corporal Duckett that they were to dig out. A Man Could Stand Up by Ford Madox Ford [1926]

Jules Verne This was enough, however, to indicate that the ship was a schooner — an impression that was confirmed when, two hours later, she came entirely in sight. Off on a Comet by Jules Verne [1877]

Robert Louis Stevenson There is nothing in any one of these so numerous love-songs to indicate who or what the lady was. Familiar Studies of Men and Books by Robert Louis Stevenson

Anthony Trollope His own mother was very anxious; but her anxiety seemed to him to indicate a continual desire to get rid of him. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

Leon Trotsky The path had been predetermined; all that was required was to indicate the work. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Baldwin Spencer On the right hand side of the body the backbone is shown with the ribs attached and, on the left, the two longitudinal spaces indicate the skin. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Henry Handel Richardson He had a pale, longish face, with thin lips, which might indicate either narrow prejudice or a fanatic tenacity. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

And I have tried to indicate how I sought to serve this great clarification of our confusions. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

What I have said will be sufficient to indicate the character of the man. The Secret History of the Court of Justinian by Procopius [1896]

Baldwin Spencer Using the letters a and b to indicate these, the intermarrying groups and those into which the children pass can be represented as follows:-- TABLE 3. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

It does not indicate a serious frame of mind in the speaker. Write it Right by Ambrose Bierce [1909]

Kate Chopin You would perhaps be surprised, sir, to discover the points of resemblance which indicate in them a common origin. At Fault by Kate Chopin

Ralph Waldo Emerson The best moments of life are these delicious awakenings of the higher powers, and the reverential withdrawing of nature before its God. Let us proceed to indicate the effects of culture. Nature by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1836]

E. Phillips Oppenheim She was standing or leaning side face to him, but no view of her features was necessary to indicate her state of suppressed but mortal terror. The Strange Boarders of Palace Crescent by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Benjamin Disraeli No other name need appear, and the hosts will indicate themselves at the place of rendezvous. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

For sculptor’s work they were utterly useless; for no artist except the most daring of realists would have ventured to indicate the horrors which they presented. A Stable for Nightmares by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

There was nothing to indicate any change. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

He was lightly dressed, having only a skull-cap on his head, his face bound round with a piece of linen, a pair of slippers on his feet, and nothing to indicate that he was a wayfaring man. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier

But, seated on the old mail-coach, we needed no evidence out of ourselves to indicate the velocity. The English Mail-coach by Thomas De Quincey [1849]

Edgar Rice Burroughs As a matter of fact, they were very good to me, nor did I see aught while I was among them to indicate that they are ever else than a simple, kindly folk when left to themselves. Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1923]

Francis Bacon But I design not only to indicate and mark out the ways, but also to enter them. The Great Instauration by Francis Bacon [1620]

Ralph Waldo Emerson The more hearty and sturdy expression may indicate that the savageness of the Norseman was not all gone. English Traits by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1856]

Gertrude Stein Lax, to have corners, to be lighter than some weight, to indicate a wedding journey, to last brown and not curious, to be wealthy, cigarettes are established by length and by doubling. Tender Buttons by Gertrude Stein [1914]

So buried is it in débris and sand, that even to indicate where the building ends and the rubbish begins at the end next the Nile, is impossible. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

The arms were laid over the breast, and were continued upwards over the shoulder, and partly down the back, as if it had been intended to indicate the shoulder-blades. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

G. K. Chesterton The answering grunt of the person called Bill was sufficient to indicate that he entirely agreed that the hours of proletarian employment were much too long. The Return of Don Quixote by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

H. G. Wells The white additions to these columns indicate the additional weight and height of the more favoured classes at the same ages. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

G. K. Chesterton There was certainly nothing about him to indicate any significance beyond that of furniture. Four Faultless Felons by G. K. Chesterton [1930]

John Ruskin All such phenomena indicate to the political economist places where the labour is unbalanced. Munera Pulveris by John Ruskin

Benjamin Disraeli Nothing happened, nothing had been said or done, which could indicate its origin. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

Guy de Maupassan There were all the faint marks traced on the wall at unequal intervals and the figures which had been cut with a penknife to indicate the month, and the child’s age and growth. Une Vie (A Woman’s Life) by Guy de Maupassan

Baldwin Spencer If such were ever present, they have disappeared completely, leaving not a trace behind them to indicate their former existence. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Robert Louis Stevenson On the far side the country was exceeding intricate and difficult, heaped with boulders, and dotted here and there with a few pines, which seemed to indicate the neighbourhood of water. The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson

They indicate the presence of a mental attitude which has a certain economic value of its own by virtue of its influence upon the industrial serviceability of the individual. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

The bosses of repose seem to indicate so much length in reserve. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

William Hope Hodgson This seemed, to me, to indicate that, for the time being, at least, there was none of the Swine-creatures in the vicinity. The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson

Edith Wharton It had seemed to him to indicate the lack of an individual stand-point, and he had tried to counteract it by the cultivation of an aggressively personal style. The Hermit and the Wild Woman and other stories by Edith Wharton [1908]

George Gissing Her native dignity developed itself with her womanhood, and one of the characteristics of the new Adela was a reserve which at times seemed to indicate coldness or even spiritual pride. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

The letter is too long to be given in full, but a few quotations may suffice to indicate its importance to those who desire to comprehend the man. Hume by Thomas Henry Huxley [1879]

But the records are in there,” he tilted back his head to indicate the office, “and as long as he’s there there’s nothing doing. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

Olaf Stapledon I mention them merely to indicate the kind of problems that have to be faced in any attempt to study the nature of the self. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

Thomas Hardy For whom could he neglect her if not for Eustacia? Yet it was scarcely credible that things had come to such a head as to indicate that Eustacia systematically encouraged him. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

E. Phillips Oppenheim As a matter of fact, her appearance and whole bearing seemed to indicate one accustomed to command. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

Arthur Conan Doyle It is possible that I may be in a position then to indicate some course of action. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

George Gissing I don’t know that he’ll do much at the Bar.” Again he lost himself for a little, his knitted brows seeming to indicate an anxious thought. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

Arthur Conan Doyle Perhaps it is best and wisest not to try, but merely to indicate the facts. The Poison Belt by Arthur Conan Doyle [1913]

Edgar Rice Burroughs He was worried because he had not clothing to indicate to all the jungle folks that he was a man and not an ape, and grave doubt often entered his mind as to whether he might not yet become an ape. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

At the same time, it became desirable to ascertain and to indicate the nature of the sea-bottom, since this circumstance greatly affects its goodness as holding ground for anchors. On a Piece of Chalk by Thomas Henry Huxley

But this predilection for the paraphernalia of learning goes also to indicate a further point of contact or of continuity between the priestly office and the office of the savant. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

George Meredith The guide scrambled along to him, and at a closer glance shouted: ‘The Englishman!’ wheeling his finger to indicate what had happened to the Tomnoddy islander. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

He approves of the English financial system, whose control by the Commons he mentions, but he fails to indicate the importance of the fact. Books and Characters by Lytton Strachey

Anthony Trollope Without the knowledge which should indicate these points, a Chancellor of the Exchequer, with his myrmidons, would be groping in the dark. North America by Anthony Trollope

Ancient monuments and stone implements found in all parts of the world, about which no tradition has been preserved by the present inhabitants, indicate much extinction. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Sometimes, when she had swallowed a morsel, she would say it had revived her: all descriptions of food were no longer equally distasteful; she could be induced, sometimes, to indicate a preference. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

Arnold Bennett He came in red-cheeked, red-handed, rough, defiant, shy, proud, and making a low intermittent “Oo-oo” noise with protruding lips to indicate the sharpness of the frost outside. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

If this suggestion be correct it would seem to indicate that, if the Dance of the Kouretes was originally an Initiation Dance, that of the Korybantes was Sacrificial in character. From Ritual to Romance by Jessie L. Weston [1920]

E. Phillips Oppenheim There was nothing about his appearance to indicate the seriousness of his errand. The Lion and the Lamb by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1930]

George Eliot Bang! Ps-s-s-s!” Tom gave the requisite pantomime to indicate the double enjoyment of pulling the trigger and thrusting the spear. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

This photograph shows two views of a Sepia bragg cuttlebone, with a match to indicate size. The Bragg Family in Adelaide by John Jenkin

The respect with which she was treated by the chief, the peculiar splendor of her apartments, seemed to indicate some high rank. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

F. — I lick thy boots! But what does Solomon indicate by the word fool? That is what I mean. Cobwebs from an Empty Skull by Ambrose Bierce [1874]

George Gissing Younger, and more fashionably attired, he had assumed a lounging attitude which seemed natural to him, though it served also to indicate a mood of resentful superiority. Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing [1891]

Sinclair Lewis He wiped his face on the guest-towel! It was a pansy-embroidered trifle which always hung there to indicate that the Babbitts were in the best Floral Heights society. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

Jules Verne But it would be well to indicate what explorations Dr. Ferguson hoped to link together. Five Weeks in a Balloon by Jules Verne [1869]

Robert Louis Stevenson The realism in painting is a thing of purposes; this, that we have to indicate in the drama, is an affair of method. Familiar Studies of Men and Books by Robert Louis Stevenson

Arnold Bennett There was nothing in even her tone to indicate that Mrs. John Baines was a personage. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Its designation, which means ‘rough,’ ‘pathless,’ seems to indicate its peculiarly rugged surface, and to lead to the inference that it is an immense field of lava. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

George Gissing When they exchanged good-night, Peak fancied that the pressure of Buckland’s hand was less fervent than at their meeting, but his manner no longer seemed to indicate distrust. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Baldwin Spencer The figure will serve to indicate the general shape. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

George Gissing In talk he readily became vivacious; his short sentences, delivered with a very clear and conciliating enunciation, seemed to indicate energy. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Arnold Bennett In his simplicity he had assumed that the orientalist would indicate his attitude by a dignified reserve. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

H.P. Lovecraft There were no wheel tracks, but the police have measured a single set of footprints which they found in the vicinity, and which indicate the boots of a man of refinement. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H.P. Lovecraft [1927]

G. K. Chesterton The study of Pip is meant to indicate that with all his virtues Pip was a snob. Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

They seem to me to indicate that strong-minded and masculine character which I detest. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Jacques Futrelle Certainly there was nothing in his impassive face to indicate it. Elusive Isabel by Jacques Futrelle [1909]

George Gissing But the perfect clearness of her complexion, the lustre of her eyes, appeared to indicate complete health. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

On the landing of the upper floor lay one or two articles, which seemed to indicate that some kind of struggle had taken place there. The Mystery at Number Seven by Ellen Wood [1877]

Jules Verne It was enough, without a word, to indicate the course which events had taken. Off on a Comet by Jules Verne [1877]

Charles Dickens American inventiveness would seem to indicate that before very long white-lead may be made entirely by machinery. The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens [1860]

The large asterisks affixed to Chapters IX. X. XI. XII. and XIII. of Book I. indicate that Gilbert considered them to announce important original magnetical discoveries. On the Magnet by William Gilber

Now the first question we must ask ourselves is how did our friend and his boat come to part company? The blood stains indicate some sudden and unexpected development. Gentlemen of Crime by Arthur Gask [1932]

The meridians also indicate straight paths from pole to pole through distinct points on the æquator; by which way the magnetick virtue directs its course and moves. On the Magnet by William Gilber

E. Phillips Oppenheim A blaze of lights about a quarter of a mile farther down the line seemed to indicate the real whereabouts of the depot. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

George Meredith Published Memoirs indicate the end of a man’s activity, and that he acknowledges the end; and at a period of Lord Ormont’s life when the denial of it should thunder. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

Andrew Lang Again, in 1694, the rod was used by le Père Menestrier and others, just as it is by savages, to indicate by its movements answers to all sorts of questions. The Making of Religion by Andrew Lang

H. G. Wells He seems to have grasped their intention with great quickness, and to have begun repeating words to them and pointing to indicate the application. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

George Gissing She had acute features; eyes which seemed to indicate the concentration of her thoughts upon a difficult problem, and cheeks of singular bloom. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

George Meredith By a Port, one may understand them to indicate something unsympathetically impressive; whereas a Presence would seem to be a thing that directs the most affable appeal to our poor human weaknesses. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

H. G. Wells When a child wants to indicate milk, it wants to say milk, and not “mooka” or “mik,” and when it wants to indicate bed, the needed word is not “bedder” or “bye-bye,” but “bed. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

Virginia Woolf She could free life from its dependence on facts; with a few touches indicate the spirit of a face so that it needs no body; by speaking of the moor make the wind blow and the thunder roar. The Common Reader by Virginia Woolf [1925]

Wilkie Collins An irregular movement in the lower part of her veil seemed to indicate that she was breathing with difficulty. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

He did not delude himself with false hopes, and he had noticed between the Widow Chupin’s eyebrows those furrows which, according to physiognomists, indicate a senseless, brutish obstinacy. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

Wilkie Collins Down one side of the bottle ran a narrow strip of paper, notched at regular intervals to indicate the dose that was to be given. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

On the other hand, it did not indicate any particular severity, nor did he seem to care very much about the cross-examination. Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

H. G. Wells It was almost equally difficult not to indicate a larger income than facts justified. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

Arnold Bennett Miss Ingamells gave him change for his half-sovereign in a strictly impartial manner, to indicate that she accepted no responsibility. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Walter Scott Elspat MacTavish was never found, whether dead or alive; nor could there ever be traced the slightest circumstance to indicate her fate. Chronicles of the Canongate by Walter Scott [1827]

I cannot find out anything to indicate that she has been taken far away. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Anthony Trollope And yet the message was to be conveyed with an alluring courtesy that might be attractive, and might indicate that no hostility was intended. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Anthony Trollope Her feet and hands were delicately fine, and there was a softness about her whole person, an apparent compressibility, which seemed to indicate that she might go into very small compass. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

E. Phillips Oppenheim The swift rise and fall of her slim breasts, the icy coldness of her hand resting lightly in his, seemed to indicate something of the same emotion. The Spy Paramount by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Jacques Futrelle Their eyes were fixed each upon the others unwaveringly, with not a flicker to indicate that either had heard. Elusive Isabel by Jacques Futrelle [1909]

Andrew Lang Dr. Callaway translates some Zulu communications which indicate the amount of belief in this very practical and sceptical people. The Making of Religion by Andrew Lang

Leslie Stephen But Scott was too sagacious not to indicate the obvious reply. Swift by Leslie Stephen [1882]

Wilkie Collins There were expressions in the letter which seemed to indicate that he had some such headlong project in his mind. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

Arthur Machen The kind of life that I have been trying to indicate lasted for about eighteen months, and then my pupils mysteriously disappeared. Far Off Things by Arthur Machen [1922]

It seemed to me to indicate a great deal more than mere indifference — something of aversion, and nearer to a positive emotion than anything I had yet seen in that exquisitely apathetic face. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Algernon Blackwood It is not of this it is not here “ making an impatient gesture with his hand to indicate his general surroundings. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

And to indicate that the inquiry was ended he added: “And now, señor, let me beg of you to show me that sea view from your galeria of which you spoke. Cabbages and Kings by O. Henry [1904]

The words which serve to indicate predication are verbs. Hume by Thomas Henry Huxley [1879]

Theodore Dreiser He was meaning to indicate a rival car line. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

But there was an appearance of fear, of shuffling in the man’s manner, which seemed to indicate that something lay behind. Caramel Cottage by Ellen Wood [1885]

Henry James Her talk with him moreover pointed to presence of mind; it expressed a kindness so ingenious and deliberate as to indicate that she was in undisturbed possession of her faculties. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

George Gissing Of the two sisters, Dora, aged twenty, was the more like him in visage, but she spoke with a gentleness which seemed to indicate a different character. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Anthony Trollope Sufficient conversation took place at first to indicate the professions of many of them. North America by Anthony Trollope

Let me try to indicate briefly my grounds for such an opinion. Memories and Studies by William James

The twinkling lights served only to disclose the darkness and to indicate the immensity of the cavern. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

Arthur Conan Doyle Let me indicate a possible line of thought. The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle [1914]

H. G. Wells He distorted his lower lip, and nodded his head hopelessly at the grey-haired man beside him, to indicate his powerlessness to help me. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells [1896]

George Gissing He then saw that he was standing face to face with a girl whose shabby dress of worn-out finery was sufficient to indicate her character. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Two or three times, in the course of this encounter, Fabrizio was impatient to try to shake the screen; he felt that he was not happy so long as he could not indicate to Clelia that he saw her. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

Anthony Trollope But the balance of good or evil things which fall to a people’s share will indicate with certainty their average conduct as a nation. North America by Anthony Trollope

H. G. Wells Hopeless!” He agitated the purple-covered book in the air to indicate hopelessness. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

Jules Verne His wavering glances, the listless motions of his hands, and his slow, unsteady gait, all seem to me to indicate a weak and sluggish disposition. The Survivors of the Chancellor by Jules Verne [1875]

Bronislaw Malinowski It may be well to show briefly the necessity for this task, which to some may appear superfluous, and to indicate the lines on which it will be attempted. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

Watkin Tench Appearances hitherto hardly indicate so much. A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson by Watkin Tench

Wilkie Collins Toward evening she heard once more the noises which appeared to indicate that repairs of some sort were going on in the house. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Edgar Rice Burroughs No sound reached our ears to indicate that any had seen us, and we moved cautiously onward along the way by which I had come. Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1923]

Ann Radcliffe She recollected the tenderness of Theodore’s manner, and several little circumstances which seemed to indicate that his heart was not unconcerned in the event. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

E. Phillips Oppenheim His allusions to the world’s desire for peace seemed to contain, perhaps, a faint note of irony; otherwise there was nothing to indicate any foreknowledge of untoward events. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

I think he now resides at Berlin.” Certainly this information would not seem to indicate that the auctioneer had been tampered with; and yet Lecoq was not satisfied. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

The water we found easily, but nothing else; we heard, however, not far off, a numerous lowing; supposing it to indicate a herd of cows, we went a little way towards it, and came upon these men. The True History by Lucian of Samosata

Nathaniel Hawthorne There was a gleam of latent mischief — not to call it deviltry — in Zenobia’s eye, which seemed to indicate a slightly malicious purpose in the arrangement. The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

William Cowper Philosophy, baptised In the pure fountain of eternal love, Has eyes indeed; and, viewing all she sees As meant to indicate a God to man, Gives Him His praise, and forfeits not her own. The Task by William Cowper [1785]

Theodore Dreiser The seven hundred, by his process of handling, had only carried them into June. Before the final hundred mark was reached he began to indicate that a calamity was approaching. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Jules Verne His calm temperament seemed to indicate an interior fire, kept well under control. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne [1881]

Alfred Ainger Nor is there anything in their style to indicate the influence of new models. Charles Lamb by Alfred Ainger [1882]

Victor Hugo These ragged people had valises, which seemed to indicate a roving life. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

G. K. Chesterton I could give twenty instances to indicate what I mean; but they would be no more than indications, because the doubt itself was doubtful. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

Theodore Dreiser It would be impossible to indicate fully how subtle were the material changes which these years involved — changes so gradual that they were, like the lap of soft waters, unnoticeable. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

The first step is to indicate the kind of purpose for which new words are needed. New Words by George Orwell

Arthur Conan Doyle This would seem to indicate that the book is one which he thought I would have no difficulty in finding for myself. The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle [1914]

It is not the part of a mere dabbler to endeavour to take other observers to task; but it does seem a duty to indicate good-naturedly, and as promptly as possible, obvious blunders. Last Leaves from Dunk Island by E. J. Banfield

E. Phillips Oppenheim Her words would seem to indicate something of the sort, and yet he was not sure. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

H. G. Wells He didn’t like to give us samples, and he wouldn’t indicate within three hundred miles the position of this Mordet Island of his. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

Henry James However, there was nothing at first to indicate that they might not have come for a portrait. The Real Thing by Henry James [1892]

George MacDonald How she do make them laugh, to be sure!” Although she called her wicked, the child spoke so as plainly to indicate pride in her grannie’s preeminence in swearing. At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald

Where he frequently fails is in the attempt to indicate the finer shades of women’s nature. Sir Walter Scott by Richard H. Hutton [1878]

His letters to his relatives are not brilliant, but they indicate a healthful and contented mind. The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns [1906]

Virginia Woolf Visit some cheerful seaside resort, Rodney.” He was struck by William’s appearance, which seemed to him to indicate profound feeling resolutely held in check. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

Sidney Colvin But on the other hand there is the strongly Huntian character of Keats’s Epistle to G. F. Mathew, dated November 1815, which would seem to indicate an earlier acquaintance (see p. Keats by Sidney Colvin [1887]

George Gissing He was dressed in the most miserable rags, which were clotted all over with the dirt of the roads, seeming to indicate that he had been tramping the country for a long time. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

George Meredith On the contrary, he seemed to indicate that he was about to present himself to the people of Milan. “To act against the enemy successfully, we must act as one, under one head, with one aim. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

George Meredith He glanced at Lydiard, to indicate that it came of that gentleman’s influence upon her mind. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Did the man indicate the route they were to take, or did they know it themselves? This much is certain, he accompanied them some distance, in order to watch over them. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

There was practically nothing to indicate what Hatherleigh had been or from where he had come when he had bought the Manor less than a year before. The Dark Mill Stream by Arthur Gask [1947]

Olaf Stapledon Bvalltu then spoke of another matter which seemed to indicate that we were witnessing the final act of this long-drawn-out and repetitive drama. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

What these ritualistic survivals go to indicate is a prevalence of conservatism, if not of reactionary sentiment, especially among the higher schools where the conventional learning is cultivated. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

For a trifling circumstance would seem to indicate that this messenger had not been expected. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

G. K. Chesterton People were supposed to be able to indicate whether they wished to live in town or country, to be represented by a gentleman or a cad. A Miscellany of Men by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

Sidney Colvin In this the special object of attack was Leigh Hunt, but there were allusions to Keats which seemed to indicate that his own turn was coming. Keats by Sidney Colvin [1887]

George Meredith She’ll fight you with cold steel or she’ll run you off your legs Down the length of Piccadilly!” That will satisfy; and perhaps indicate the hand. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Jacques Futrelle There was not the slightest movement by Mr. Wynne to indicate uneasiness at the charge, not a tremor in his voice when he spoke again. The Diamond Master by Jacques Futrelle [1909]

Henry David Thoreau The cracking and booming of the ice indicate a change of temperature. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

Ralph Waldo Emerson All the facts in any part of nature shall be tabulated, and the results shall indicate the same security and benefit; so slight as to be hardly observable, and yet it is there. The Young American by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1844]

Arthur Conan Doyle Now the great salt plain stretched before his eyes, and the distant belt of savage mountains, without a sign anywhere of plant or tree, which might indicate the presence of moisture. A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle [1887]

H. G. Wells He’s Twain.” She nodded her head to indicate Gemini. “Well, well,” said the good man. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

Andrew Lang But we do not actually know that the ancient wand of the enchantress Circe, in Homer, or the wand of Hermes, was used, like the divining rod, to indicate the whereabouts of hidden wealth or water. Custom and Myth by Andrew Lang