Phrases with "individual"

The picture of one elderly individual remains in my memory to this day. The Race of Life by Guy Boothby [1906]

This father was an individual with hoisted bones, long arms, and a small head; mud-colored hair grew on his face. My Childhood by Maksim Gorky

Bram Stoker This individual had appeared in Berlin in 1810, and was married in Spandau eight years later. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

It appears to me that this sensation, red, is a something which may exist altogether independently of any other impression, or idea, as an individual existence. Hume by Thomas Henry Huxley [1879]

Anthony Trollope Each individual might have gloried in standing aloof — in hiding his face beneath his toga, and in remembering that Rome did once exist in her splendour. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

H. G. Wells And we appeal not only to sovereign states to realize this conception of which our people has become the guardian and exponent; we appeal to every free-minded individual man and woman in the world. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

Anne Bronte Once or twice she was provoked to laughter by the wit or the merriment of some favoured individual amongst us; and then I observed she sought the eye of Richard Wilson, who sat over against her. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte [1848]

George Gissing They belong to the class we know so well — with no social position, and unable to win an individual one. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

One individual hurried toward him as he started the car. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

Theodore Dreiser This line the individual at her elbow now marked for Carrie. She became conscious of an inequality. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Robert Louis Stevenson On deck there was only one solitary individual looking out, to give the alarm in the event of the ship breaking from her moorings. Records of a Family of Engineers by Robert Louis Stevenson

Jacques Futrelle You have said nothing to prove to my satisfaction that you are not the individual I was waiting for to-night. Elusive Isabel by Jacques Futrelle [1909]

The most intellectual and diplomatic individual in Christendom would have been of very little service to Eleanor at that moment, if he had been also a coward. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Jean-Jacques Rousseau General laws should always be distinguished from individual causes that may modify their effects. The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

But in England, about this period, sterner disputes arose among men than those mere individual matters which generate duels. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

D. H. Lawrence And how could that be done, when each dry little individual ego was just mechanically set against any such dark flow, such ancient submission? As for instance Willie Struthers at this minute. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Now, it seems to me that the solution of this problem is also the solution of the woman’s individual problem. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

Thomas Paine Individuals, or individual states, may call themselves what they please; but the world, and especially the world of enemies, is not to be held in awe by the whistling of a name. The American Crisis by Thomas Paine

Andrew Lang No play not poem of individual fortunes is so moving as this ruin of a people; no modern story can stir us, with all its eloquence, like the brief gravity of this ancient history. Adventures Among Books by Andrew Lang

Yet the militias held the line, though God knows they won very few victories, and even individual desertions were not common. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

Anthony Trollope Any over-particular individual — an islander, for instance, who hugs his chainswill generally prefer to pay the dollar for the double accommodation. North America by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing I am an individual merely; I belong to no class, town, family, club’——‘Cosmopolitan people,’ mused Earwaker. ‘Your ideal is transformed. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Thomas Paine It is that power to which every individual has appeal, and which causes the laws to be executed; neither have we any other clear idea with respect to the official execution of the laws. The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine [1791]

H. G. Wells Of course all such facts are available for statistical uses, but not as individual personal facts. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

Olaf Stapledon Formerly all individuals had been perfectly disciplined to the common will, and perfectly happy in executing that will without the heart-searchings of individual responsibility. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Hedda Gabler is the realization of such an individual case. Henrik Ibsen by Edmund Gosse

I addressed the individual who was the cause of all the tumult. Marvels and Mysteries by Richard Marsh

Olaf Stapledon The individual may cease to be able to attend to the fact that he has such cravings at all. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

D.H. Lawrence The individual pride of body triumphs over every difficulty in the situation. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

John Stuart Mill They both agree that the morality of an individual action is not a question of direct perception, but of the application of a law to an individual case. Utilitarianism by John Stuart Mill

H. G. Wells To come to individual emotional cases, is to return to the earth. A Modern Utopia by H. G. Wells [1905]

What else can it be? It stands for the expropriated multitude, whose whole situation and difficulty arise from its individual lack of initiative and organising power. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

John Hill Burton The happiness of every individual in the community would be best secured by giving every individual the species of government he would like best. Introduction to the Study of the Works of Jeremy Bentham by John Hill Burton

D. H. Lawrence An individual may emerge from the masses. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

After they had made the round of the table, Mr. Budden proceeded — ‘Gentlemen; there is an individual present — ’ ‘Hear! hear!’ said the little man with red whiskers. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

John Stuart Mill The maxims are, first, that the individual is not accountable to society for his actions, in so far as these concern the interests of no person but himself. On Liberty by John Stuart Mill [1859]

Baldwin Spencer The individual represented in Fig. 9 is a famous Oknirabata. 188:1 For the exact contents of this Ertnatulunga, see p. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

D.H. Lawrence The individual man is a limited being, finite in himself. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

Thomas Paine It is, however, but little that any individual can do, when the whole extent of the misery to be relieved is considered. Agrarian Justice by Thomas Paine

Benjamin Disraeli Trade always comes back, and finance never ruined a country, or an individual either if he had pluck. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

Arthur Schopenhauer There lies the illusion — an illusion, it is true, in which the individual is held fast: but, if he reflects, he can break the fetters and set himself free. Studies in Pessimism by Arthur Schopenhauer

Sigmund Freud It is only in this connection that the dream is typical; otherwise the nucleus of its content may be involved in all sorts of other connections, or may be replaced by individual amplifications. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Olaf Stapledon I cannot logically conceive how the finite individual can discover in his own depth that the universe is governed according to the principle of love. Saints and Revolutionaries by Olaf Stapledon

Where life is largely a struggle between individuals within the group, the possession of the ancient peaceable traits in a marked degree would hamper an individual in the struggle for life. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

John Galsworthy An epoch which had gilded individual liberty so that if a man had money, he was free in law and fact, and if he had not money he was free in law and not in fact. In Chancery by John Galsworthy

Jeremy Bentham An individual may be confined or conveyed away, or destroyed, in order that the criminal may free himself from the danger to be apprehended from his testimony. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

Jeremy Bentham It appears, therefore, that if by any offence an individual becomes a sufferer, it must be in one or other of the four points above mentioned; viz. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

Olaf Stapledon In Italy and Germany the same disgust with individualism brought the same tendency to energise and discipline the individual by persuading him to regard himself merely as a member of a group. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

What mattered were individual relationships, and a completely helpless gesture, an embrace, a tear, a word spoken to a dying man, could have value in itself. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

Edith Wharton Mrs. Gryce had a kind of impersonal benevolence: cases of individual need she regarded with suspicion, but she subscribed to Institutions when their annual reports showed an impressive surplus. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

Theodore Dreiser Thereafter followed an individual career as strange and checkered as anything that had gone before. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

D. H. Lawrence So it is when one individual seeks absolutely to love, or trust, another. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Charles Dickens There are two or three governors, whole families from the congregation, smaller groups of both sexes, individual stragglers of various degrees. No Thoroughfare by Charles Dickens [1867]

Olaf Stapledon Higher and higher it would have risen toward you, presently to resolve itself even for the naked eye into a vast smoke of individual men and women. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

H. G. Wells I don’t think I’ve ever believed in individual salvation. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

Kate Chopin He saw in it one of those interesting problems of human existence that are ever turning up for man’s contemplation, but hardly for the exercise of man’s individual judgment. At Fault by Kate Chopin

George Meredith For him there is no individual woman. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Anthony Trollope His nose was aquiline, not hooky like a true bird’s beak, but with that bend which seems to give to the human face the clearest indication of individual will. Dr. Wortle’s school by Anthony Trollope

It is idle for an individual writer to carry so great a matter further in a pamphlet. The Revolutionist’s Handbook and Pocket Companion by George Bernard Shaw

John Stuart Mill Were this remedied, whatever differences there might still be in individual tastes, there would at least be, as a general rule, complete unity and unanimity as to the great objects of life. The Subjection of Women by John Stuart Mill [1869]

This temperament may lead to crime, for the individual who is regardless of pain in another, will be ready to destroy that other, if it suit his own purposes. The Book of Were-Wolves by S. Baring-Gould [1865]

On the present occasion, this talented individual was seated in a small library at a table covered with papers, doing nothing, but trying to look busy, playing at shop. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

Jacques Futrelle He had seen the lumpy individual speak to another man, indicating generally the direction of the conservatory as he did so. The Chase of the Golden Plate by Jacques Futrelle [1906]

Willa Cather And that’s what makes men happy, believing in the mystery and importance of their own individual lives. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather [1925]

An individual who calmly tells me to my face that he is not sure if he has seen me before, either means to be impudent or is no better than a worm, sir. The Black Mate by Joseph Conrad [1908]

Olaf Stapledon And out of the clash of individual minds arises yet another necessary manifestation of the potentiality of matter, namely society, the special nature of which is studied by sociology. Saints and Revolutionaries by Olaf Stapledon

D. H. Lawrence No! — if he had to yield his wilful independence, and give himself, then he would rather give himself to the little, individual man than to any of the rest. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

The detective had looked so dumbfounded and so very different to the confident and forceful individual who had been so mercilessly cross-examining me only a couple of weeks ago. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

He has quite a boring time then, I expect, but now — now that he’s ill he’s an individual of a very different degree. The Dark Highway by Arthur Gask [1928]

Wilkie Collins Every individual in the novel who wears trousers and gets within range of her maidenly consciousness, becomes her natural enemy from that moment. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

From the fact that the individual in question had kindled a fire and was boiling his billy, he felt justified in assuming that he was preparing his camp for the night. The Childerbridge Mystery by Guy Boothby [1902]

Ralph Waldo Emerson He had the whim not to make an apology to the same individual whom he had wronged. The Conduct of Life by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1860]

Thomas Paine In a Christian and philosophical sense, mankind seem to have stood still at individual civilization, and to retain as nations all the original rudeness of nature. The American Crisis by Thomas Paine

Olaf Stapledon In physique, in intelligence, in mental independence and social responsibility, the new individual far outstripped the old, as also in mental wholesomeness and in integrity of will. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

John Locke To help us a little in this, we must consider what is meant by Socrates, or the same individual man. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

Hence we need think it no disparagement to Sterne to say that he lives not so much in virtue of his creative power as of one great individual creation. Sterne by H. D. Traill [1882]

Henry James No individual can do much, of course; but one mustn’t be discouraged — every little so counts. The Pension Beaurepas by Henry James [1879]

G. K. Chesterton He soon become conscious that he was not alone even in his most individual and isolated experiments. The Man Who Knew Too Much by G. K. Chesterton

After a short time the strong and healthy individual disappeared, and was traced by its track of slime over a wall into an adjoining well-stocked garden. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Ann Radcliffe Each individual of the party appeared silent and abstracted, but very different was the aspect of their features, and still more the complection of their thoughts. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

In the mass the tones of terns are thin and shrill, but the individual voices of the derelicts — plaintive, pure and vibrant — sounded sweet and touched a tender spot. Last Leaves from Dunk Island by E. J. Banfield

Nathaniel Hawthorne He frisked around her, bubbling over with joy, which clothed itself in words that had little individual meaning, and in snatches of song that seemed as natural as bird notes. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

John Galsworthy He would gain credit by living in a house like that — with such individual features, yet perfectly well-arranged. The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

As I sat there, in that cramped position, my feelings towards that luxurious individual were not of the friendliest kind. Marvels and Mysteries by Richard Marsh

Benjamin Disraeli There was scarcely an individual of whom he did not contrive to inquire, from Dr. Masham to Mistress Pauncefort; he was resolved to show that if he had neglected, he had at least not forgotten them. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

Olaf Stapledon To complete the picture of the races in which the individual mind had not a single, physically continuous, body, I must refer to a very different and even stranger kind. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Olaf Stapledon They thought only of individual lives and happiness, and nearest their hearts were the lives and happiness of their fellow-countrymen. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Baldwin Spencer It will be seen that in the descent of the Churinga of men and women they always remain in the custody of a man belonging to the moiety of the tribe to which the individual belonged. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

D. H. Lawrence And we’re waiting for the right individual to come along to put the appeal to them. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

D. H. Lawrence Such marriage is established on a very subtle sense of honour and of individual integrity. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Edgar Allan Poe In regard to individual charities he had satisfied his conscience. Tales of Natural Beauty by Edgar Allan Poe

Benjamin Disraeli The character and conduct of an individual so qualified were naturally much speculated on and finely scanned. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

Jeremy Bentham In individual instances it will often be questionable, whether they are productive of any primary* mischief at all: secondary, they produce none. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

The individual nation may recede, but science still advances. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Olaf Stapledon Presently he, as an individual being, the transient spirit that had emerged in those few killed, was extinguished. Death into Life by Olaf Stapledon

Washington Irving This is a collegiate distinction which serves as a stepping-stone in any of the learned professions, and which leads to advancement in the University should the individual choose to remain there. The Life of Oliver Goldsmith by Washington Irving [1840]

John Hill Burton The secondary evil is the alarm to society at large — the dread which each individual has, that he too may be the victim of spoliation. Introduction to the Study of the Works of Jeremy Bentham by John Hill Burton

Edgar Allan Poe The practice, in mass, is therefore philosophical; but it is not the less certain that it engenders vast individual error. The Mystery of Marie Roget by Edgar Allan Poe [1842]

His Guide opened with a Preface on the twin joys of Bacchus and Venus, and then went on to describe the various night-resorts of London, high and low, and the individual tastes for which they catered. London in My Time by Thomas Burke

He always insists that it’s an individual effort. The Place of the Lion by Charles Williams [1931]

Olaf Stapledon Waking into this lofty experience, and looking down upon my individual members as a man may regard the cells of his flesh, I was impressed far more by my littleness than by my greatness. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

I particularly recall a large, active, buoyant, lady-killing individual with an eyeglass borne upon a broad black ribbon, who swam about us one evening. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

Jeremy Bentham In Otaheite, the few notions of modesty which are discoverable, seem to be transferred from the functions by which the species is continued, to those by which the individual is preserved. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

Benjamin Disraeli At this difficult and delicate crisis, when even expedients seemed exhausted and statesmen were at fault, the genius of an individual offered a substitute. The Voyage of Captain Popanilla by Benjamin Disraeli [1828]

Olaf Stapledon So he set about firing them with a new hunger for fulness of individual life, not hereafter but here on earth. Death into Life by Olaf Stapledon

H. G. Wells Advocates of free love, in so far as they aim at the liberation of individual sexual conduct from social reproach and from legal controls and penalties, are, I believe, entirely in the right. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

This was a grave, smooth-faced individual in the attire of a notary. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

Walter Crane Design motive, individual conception and sentiment, apart from material, must, of course, always affect the question of the choice and degree of representation of nature. Line and Form by Walter Crane [1900]

From long experience she knew and could taste in advance the individual smell of every cottage on her rounds. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

When in a house, of whatever kind it may be, an individual suspected of any crime is arrested, the arrest is held secret. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Thomas Hardy From the whole scene proceeded a ground rumble, miles in extent, upon which individual rattles, voices, a tin whistle, the bark of a dog, rode like bubbles on a sea. The Well-Beloved by Thomas Hardy [1897]

For it is the peculiarity of our age that the rebels against the existing order, at any rate the most numerous and characteristic of them, are also rebelling against the idea of individual integrity. Collected Essays by George Orwell

I was thankful when my part of the entertainment was over, and I could give an individual attention to the others. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

H. G. Wells But the Postal Union of the world which steers a registered letter from Chile to Norway or from Ireland to Pekin is almost completely divorced from the convention of an individual owner. What are we to do with our lives? by H. G. Wells [1928]

Isabella Bird Nearly all the tribes have individual rights of tillage, and have expended much labour on their lands in irrigation and removing stones. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

The expression in the eyes — that most arresting and individual expression — had defeated him. The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

Sinclair Lewis The towns remain unvaried, yet the individual faces alter like classes in college. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Margaret Oliphant Here Walter found himself in the midst of a collection of men with marked and individual faces, each one of whom ought to be somebody, he thought. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

H. G. Wells The state, the community, may only act upon certainties, but the essential fact in individual life is experiment. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

Its individual totems are those ngargalulla totems which appeared with it, its inherited totems are those of its father. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

Virginia Woolf Moreover, he is saying it already, as most good letter writers learn to say it, not to an individual but to a chosen assembly. The Death of the Moth and other essays by Virginia Woolf [1942]

Wilkie Collins She is requested to limit herself to her own individual experience of persons and events, as recorded in her diary. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

G. K. Chesterton That individual looked at it with a puzzled face. The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

Bronislaw Malinowski They consist in the existence of the individual family group as determined by individual marriage and by individual motherhood. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

Wordsworth had a thousand companions you and I would never dream of; for him every flower that grows was an individual existence — almost a soul. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Baldwin Spencer The identity of the human individual is often sunk in that of the animal or plant from which he is supposed to have originated. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

George Gissing We all know perfectly well that happiness is the conscious exertion of individual powers. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Arnold Bennett The Chief Constable was not the only individual enlisted by Mr. Critchlow in the service of his friend’s fame. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Nathaniel Hawthorne In a pause of the conversation the wearer of the prodigious spectacles looked round upon the party, making each individual in turn the object of the sneer which invariably dwelt upon his countenance. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Olaf Stapledon And this specialization he may carry further again, till he has brought himself into the mind of some particular individual at a particular moment. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

You are the individual what comes down with the dibbs; and you are the individual what’s entitled to make your choice. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

In describing the individual who had done this, the Turks said he was exactly like myself, for he had a long beard, and a voice even much resembling mine. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

Stating the thing broadly, the human individual thus lives usually far within his limits; he possesses powers of various sorts which he habitually fails to use. Memories and Studies by William James

Olaf Stapledon No region must be self-sufficient, no individual a person of all-round development. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

Elizabeth Gaskell You are neither of you representative men; you are each of you too individual for that. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

The woman whom he would make his wife would have the chance, too, if she had the will and the skill, to become an individual who counted. The Unbearable Bassington by Saki

Edward Bellamy The individual citizen can be trusted to see that he is not overburdened. Looking Backward From 2000 to 1887 by Edward Bellamy

But at this moment the general despair broke down into a multitude of individual quarrels. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

His talent is individual enough, but not too individual: system and writer may each have the credit due to them allotted without difficulty. The English Novel by George Saintsbury [1913]

Sigmund Freud Here and there individual groups of cells can be distinguished as being awake, while around them all is still in a state of torpidity. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

D. H. Lawrence The idee fixe of today is that every individual shall not only give himself, but shall achieve the last glory of giving himself away. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

It keeps them together, and prevents individual ants from starting off alone after objects that, if their eyesight were better, they might discover at a distance. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

Ford Madox Ford It is proper that one’s individual feelings should be sacrificed to the necessities of a collective entity. No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

The secretary, in returning thanks, observes that HE knows no more excellent individual than the chairmanexcept the senior officer of the charity, whose health HE begs to propose. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

Olaf Stapledon In life, each one of them had been an individual boy fleetingly possessed by the crew’s unity. Death into Life by Olaf Stapledon

Gertrude Stein Furnishing is something, individual is pointed. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

It was no longer an individual struggle, but a party contest between the ins and outs. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

Leon Trotsky He was preparing to rebuff the “trio,” and began by doing it in individual matters. My Life by Leon Trotsky

John Stuart Mill They are also familiar with the fact of co-operating with others and proposing to themselves a collective, not an individual interest as the aim (at least for the time being) of their actions. Utilitarianism by John Stuart Mill

Not an individual article in the parlour but was turned inside out; he wanted to have the carpet up. The Ebony Box by Ellen Wood [1883]

Olaf Stapledon In this sense at least no individual tragedy was vain. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

We were of opinion that we were dealing with a madman, or at any rate with some individual of eccentric mind, for we had no idea then of the evil we were up against. Gentlemen of Crime by Arthur Gask [1932]

Where any evidence is adduced as to who was carrying them out, it is only one individual in each particular case who is ever mentioned. Cloud the Smiter by Arthur Gask [1926]

The institution of a leisure class has an effect not only upon social structure but also upon the individual character of the members of society. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

Mark Twain They always throw out a few feelers; they never cast themselves adrift till they have sounded every individual and know that he has not traveled. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Olaf Stapledon The individual is essentially dynamic. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

D. H. Lawrence With the other classes, there is a certain definite breach between individual and individual, and not much goes across except what is intended to go across. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

D. H. Lawrence If there was an individual inside the brightly-burning bush of consciousness, let him come out, man to man. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Benjamin Disraeli I anticipate the final result, but not by individual means. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

Thomas Hughes It merges the individual in the eleven; he doesn’t play that he may win, but that his side may. Tom Brown’s School Days by Thomas Hughes

Edgar Allan Poe The vocalists were chiefly ladies, and no individual sang less than well. Tales of Illusion by Edgar Allan Poe

Algernon Blackwood It would come as a Procession. No individual outline could contain it. Sand by Algernon Blackwood [1912]

Olaf Stapledon The individual is intensely conscious of the presence of the crowd as a vague surrounding mass, but much less aware of distinct individuals, save as focal points in the crowd. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

Literature as we know it is an individual thing, demanding mental honesty and a minimum of censorship. Inside the Whale by George Orwell [1940]

Jeremy Bentham When there is any assignable individual to whom an offence is detrimental, that person may either be a person other than the offender, or the offender himself. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

T. E. Lawrence The deeper the discipline, the lower was the individual excellence; also the more sure the performance. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Every individual door he knocked at, one after the other, asking if Mrs. Mapping lived there. Sandstone Torr by Ellen Wood [1874]

To every competent human judgment, as soon as it is out of its nonage, and barring individual disqualifications of property or accident, this human nature attests itself. The English Novel by George Saintsbury [1913]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Anthony Patch had ceased to be an individual of mental adventure, of curiosity, and had become an individual of bias and prejudice, with a longing to be emotionally undisturbed. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

Robert Green Ingersoll Allow everybody else to make his declaration of individual independence. The Ghosts and other lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

H. G. Wells We are supposing that every individual alive on earth is alive in Utopia, and so all the surviving “black-fellows” are there. A Modern Utopia by H. G. Wells [1905]

G. K. Chesterton Ruskin may be very roughly regarded as the young lieutenant of Carlyle in his war on Utilitarian Radicalism: but as an individual he presents many and curious divergences. The Victorian Age in Literature by G. K. Chesterton [1913]

She learned the names of all his schoolfellows in a trice: she got by heart their characters as given from his lips: a single description of an individual seemed to suffice. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

The intensity of strife visible among the conflicting elements of which the world, like the individual human being, is composed, too clearly announced the imminent end of all things. Chaucer by Adolphus William Ward [1879]

Gertrude Stein They talked about everything they talked about individual feeling. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

Anthony Trollope But how should their compromises be effected? It does not suit the present writer to name any individual statesman. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

George Gissing Hers was the individual countenance, his the vague alluring type. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

Wilkie Collins Turning a deaf ear to our witnesses and our arguments, these merciless lawyers declared that the doctor’s individual assertion of my husband’s insanity was enough for them. A Fatal Fortune by Wilkie Collins [1874]

Theodore Dreiser At last that individual began to wish that Hurstwood was out of it. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

George Elio We have all of us considerable regard for our past self, and are not fond of casting reflections on that respected individual by a total negation of his opinions. Janet’s Repentance by George Elio

Baldwin Spencer It is quite true that the individual father of any particular child may not be known, but this, so far as counting descent under the given conditions is concerned, is a matter of no importance. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Forde had come across that sort of individual before. The Crowned Skull by Fergus Hume

Baldwin Spencer It is difficult to see how this system can be regarded otherwise than as an interesting stage in the transition from group to individual marriage. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

E. Phillips Oppenheim The Society of the Double–Four does not interfere in the domestic policy of other nations for the sake of individual members. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

Jeremy Bentham A single triumph of this kind on the part of an individual over the laws, is not sufficient to strike the whole system with impotence. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

Henry Adams The individual or the race would be educated on the same lines of illusion, which, according to Arthur Balfour, had not essentially varied down to the year 1900. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Tobias Smolle This presage, founded upon that principle of self-respect, without which no individual exists, may certainly be justified by manifold occurrences in life. The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom by Tobias Smolle

F. Scott Fitzgerald She was already an individual with a code of her own, and Charlie was more and more absorbed by the desire of putting a little of himself into her before she crystallized utterly. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

Wilkie Collins The individual in question is not even any relation of his; but he is a member of the family, for all that; and as the first to come downstairs, he certainly merits the reward of immediate notice. Mr Wray’s Cash Box by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Edgar Allan Poe Each likens it — not to the voice of an individual of any nation with whose language he is conversant — but the converse. The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe

His very existence as an individual was absorbed in that of the community. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

H. G. Wells One has an individual voice, or an individual birthmark, or an individualized old hat, but the soul—the soul’s different. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

Walter Scott I scarce know that my blood flows in the veins of an individual who now lives in my native land. Quentin Durward by Walter Scott [1823]

She was so completely wrapped up in her grand scheme of reconciliation for all the creeds, that she was utterly blind to any small individual tragedy that might be enacted under her nose. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Every individual man, I believe, out of every house the lane contained; for there appeared to be shoals of them. Our Strike by Ellen Wood [1871]

Olaf Stapledon To destroy this by acting a lie to her, even for her own individual comfort, would be murder of something spiritually vital. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

Henry James They’re doing their best to kill you morally — to render you incapable of individual life. The Reverberator by Henry James [1888]

The whole thing amounts to a kind of malaise produced by dislike of individual Socialists, especially of the cocksure Marx-quoting type. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell [1937]

Anthony Trollope Besides, Mr Gresham was not a man who could ever be severe with a son whose individual conduct had been so good as Frank’s. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

Olaf Stapledon The individual human mind is an excerpt from the more comprehensive mind which is society, or society's knowledge; and this again is an excerpt from the mind. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]