Phrases with "intense"

This was as intense and as genuinely poetical an interest, though a more limited one, than that with which Walter Scott’s eye afterwards ranged over the same scenes. Robert Burns by John Campbell Shairp [1879]

Guy de Maupassan Then she was overcome with an intense emotion, and uncovering gently the face of the sleeping infant, she raised it to her lips and kissed it passionately. The History of a Heart by Guy de Maupassan

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu Try a little cadmium, burnt sienna, and lake for the intense touches of light in the foreground, on that barkless branch. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

There was no middle state between that intense activity of brain and the coma or semi-delirium which resulted from opiates. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

Henry James They would still be in the studio — it was an intense dumb appeal to me not to turn them out. The Real Thing by Henry James [1892]

Jules Verne Sa fièvre, très intense au début, commençait à diminuer, et ne tarderait probablement pas à disparaître. Mistress Branican by Jules Verne [1891]

D.H. Lawrence An intense silence came over everything. The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence

Willa Cather Then he went on in a low tone, so intense that it was almost threatening: “Sometimes you seem to understand perfectly, and then sometimes you pretend you don’t. O Pioneers! by Willa Cather [1913]

George Gissing When horror failed, its place was taken by a grief so intense that it shook the fabric of her being. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

Jules Verne Was it the Kamtchatka Current which produced this motion? Would the floating island take the same direction? The intense anxiety of the Lieutenant and his companions can easily be imagined. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

I felt a sudden repulsion; a feeling of intense disgust. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Jules Verne The Lieutenant and his men, becoming giddy and faint from the intense cold, were soon obliged to go down, and Hobson announced the state of affairs in as hopeful a tone as he could assume. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

But I believe there is good reason to infer that at the close of the glacial period volcanic energy was much more intense than now. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

E. F. Benson But it quickly passed, and again I felt nothing more than the most intense curiosity. The Room in the Tower by E. F. Benson

Man and his fortunes, in all climes and all ages, became topics of intense interest, especially when they tended to degrade by contrast the detested condition of things at home. Gibbon by James Cotter Morison [1878]

A look of intense annoyance succeeded. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

This idea is not inborn, it has come from an intense study. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

George Meredith They found Arabella in her room, crying like an unchastened school-girl; and their first idea was one of intense condemnation—fresh offences on the part of Mrs. Chump being conjectured. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

The softy recoiled, with a gesture of intense terror, as he saw Talbot; and a box of lucifer-matches, which he had been carrying in the candlestick, rolled to the ground. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

George Gissing She just met his eyes for a moment her own had a smile of intense happiness. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

D. H. Lawrence He felt the intense hatred of the man coming at him in cold waves. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Among the former it is manifest chiefly in insensibility to the sufferings of others; in the latter it appears as a passion, the indulgence of which causes intense pleasure. The Book of Were-Wolves by S. Baring-Gould [1865]

H. G. Wells Never mind! He became aware of Mr. Voules. He became aware of Mr. Voules as a watchful, blue eye of intense forcefulness. The History of Mr. Polly by H. G. Wells [1910]

The bay was like a bottomless pit of intense light. Tales of Unrest by Joseph Conrad [1898]

After forty years of security ——’ ‘Security’ echoed Steadman, with a monosyllabic laugh which expressed intense bitterness. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Edith Wharton He had the impression that she was slightly surprised at his not waiting for her; but his inner restlessness vented itself in an intense desire for bodily movement. The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

There is an intense malignity of expression in the features, and a baleful ferocity of purpose in the ruffian’s eye, which appals and sickens. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

Anthony Trollope The German and Jacko worked like heroes, probably with intense enjoyment of the excitement, and, after a while, found a fourth figure among the flames, for Mickey had now returned. Harry Heathcote of Gangoil by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing Her resolve came of the interaction of intense feeling, feeling which only process of time could reduce from its morbid predominance, and that idealism which was the keynote of her personality. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

Andrew Lang The Zulus themselves lay claim to a kind of clairvoyance which looks like the result of intense visualising power, combined with the awakening of the subconscious memory. The Making of Religion by Andrew Lang

Anthony Trollope As she did so, she looked into his face with eyes full of the most intense anxiety. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope

H. G. Wells Wherever there were mingled populations these hates were found and, except in the Basque country, Wales and Lapland, they were intense enough to be of primary political importance. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Sir Walter Scott Brighter sparkles of light flashed from the chimney, with such intense brilliancy as to enlighten all the room. The Antiquary by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Edgar Allan Poe Never while I live shall I forget the intense agony of terror I experienced at that moment. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe For a long time we gave up supinely to the most intense agony and despair, such as cannot be adequately imagined by those who have never been in a similar position. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe

Only the odd lighting seemed to detach his head from its environment so that it hung in the air like a planet in the sky, full of intense brilliance and power. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

Then suddenly the girl’s whole expression altered, and, from one of fear, it became one of intense relief. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

He had an instant of intense resentment against his daughter. A Daughter of To-Day by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1894]

Algernon Blackwood Only she looked more than pretty; there was beauty, a fairy loveliness about her that betrayed an intense experience of some inner kind. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Jules Verne An intense glare half-blinded him and heated his cheek — the forest was in flames! “Fire! fire!” he shouted, scarcely comprehending what had happened. Five Weeks in a Balloon by Jules Verne [1869]

D. H. Lawrence The intense ‘peeping’ sound of the Count, like a witchcraft, made her forget everything. The Ladybird by D. H. Lawrence

But he had had time to imbue his boy with an intense pride in the past glories of the Varick family. From Out the Vasty Deep by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1920]

Charles Stur But the heat was then so intense that I feared the bullocks would drop. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

Elizabeth Gaskell Her look was one of intense fear, but that died away into an aspect of most humble patience. The Poor Clare by Elizabeth Gaskell [1856]

F. Scott Fitzgerald She sat stuffed into a small chair and listened with an intense and very blinky sort of concentration. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

George Elio The fawn-like unconsciousness was gone, and in that one look were the ground tones of poor little Caterina’s natureintense love and fierce jealousy. Mr. Gilfil’s Love Story by George Elio

For if a great and intense sorrow do not last, then that which doth last is not great nor hard to be borne. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

They were to remain in intense stillness, because the little Cockney had located a nightingale’s nest in the branches of the tree just above them. His Prey was Man by Arthur Gask [1942]

Algernon Blackwood To my intense relief — for I had the dread that the silent gaze would any moment express itself in fateful words as well — the muscles of her firm, wide mouth relaxed. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

Yet he experienced no aesthetic sensations — he felt nothing but an intense longing for action and possession. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Sabine is known to be an intense and enthusiastic daughter of her country. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

Algernon Blackwood While he had been speaking, the girl watched and listened with intense interest and curiosity. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

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

There we stood separated by the crowd, with our eyes fastened on each other, and all our hearts filled with one deep, intense yearning to fly to one another’s side. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

H. Rider Haggard This was decidedly too near to be comfortable, more especially as the hippopotamus was evidently animated by intense curiosity to know what on earth our canoes were. Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard

H. G. Wells The sky was an intense blue and the vast expanse of London shone dazzling under the morning sun. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

Besides, her love for Vandeloup, though not so ardent as it had been, was too intense for her to let any other woman get a hold of him. Madame Midas by Fergus Hume

Such intense application did not injure his health, and could not fail to make him one of the first scholars of his time. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

The glare of light was intense to our dazzled eyes; the sun itself seemed to join in the dance, while the sea burned like a furnace, like all Vesuvius a-light, with flowing lava beneath. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

And all was so still in the world that I heard the quiet remark, “She’s round,” passed in a tone of intense relief between two seamen. The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad [1910]

Ann Radcliffe Adeline, raising her eyes, saw him gazing upon her with intense and eager anxiety, and her looks were again fixed upon the ground. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

H.P. Lovecraft Nevertheless we were acutely conscious of the rarefied air and intense cold as we rose; for, on account of visibility conditions, we had to leave the cabin windows open. At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft [1931]

Arnold Bennett He had never heard a quiet voice so charged with intense emotion. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Olaf Stapledon But the stars gave him an intense exhilaration, which, when he tried to justify it to his father, turned out to be, or to seem, wholly irrational. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Looking towards him with a movement of her eyes only, the girl noticed the strong feeling on his face with that intense interest which his person awakened in her mind and in her heart. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

Towards that spot were attracted myriads of happy insects, whose hum of intense joy was musically loud. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

Percy Bysshe Shelley What a distinct and intense apprehension had we of the world and of ourselves! Many of the circumstances of social life were then important to us which are now no longer so. A Defence of Poetry and other essays by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Charles Kingsley He was looking on the ground, in thought so intense that he hardly seemed to hear Marie. Poor fellow! he had heard enough in the last ten minutes to bewilder any brain. Two Years Ago by Charles Kingsley

George Elio Her voice had risen from the low tone of timid distress to an intense pitch of imploring anguish. Janet’s Repentance by George Elio

The sight pleased him, and he at once called out: “M. Tabaret!” But the old fellow, who showed signs of the most intense agitation, was scarcely disposed to stop, or to lose a single minute. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

H.P. Lovecraft Then two incidents occurred — wide enough apart, but both of intense interest in the case as Malone envisaged it. The Horror at Red Hook by H.P. Lovecraft [1925]

Charles Kingsley I tell you, Mr. Mellot, this conviction has become so intense during the last week, that — that I believe I should not be thrown off my balance if he entered at this moment. Two Years Ago by Charles Kingsley

Ford Madox Ford It was an affection so intense that even to this day I cannot think of Edward without sighing. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

Edith Wharton After that she continued to sit at the table, sorting her papers and writing, till the intense silence of the house reminded her of the lateness of the hour. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

D. H. Lawrence How did the ice come by that lustrous blue-purple intense darkness? — and by that royal poison? — that laughing-snake gorgeousness of much monkshood. The Captain’s Doll by D. H. Lawrence

Below us the plain of the sea, of a serene and intense blue, stretched with a slight upward tilt to the thread-like horizon drawn at the height of our eyes. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

The sky immediately above the mountains was of a vivid, intense blue. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

Arnold Bennett In a year she had had five cooks, giving varying degrees of intense dissatisfaction. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

Her cheeks, now blushing rosy red, now pale as the veil that shaded them, betrayed how intense was her emotion. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

H. G. Wells And they tried — and I think succeeded — in seizing something of their most intense impressions. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

Thomas Hardy Outside her window helpless immobility seemed to be combined with intense consciousness; a meditative inertness possessed all things, oppressively contrasting with her own active emotions. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

D. H. Lawrence Deep inside him was the intense gratification of his passion, still working powerfully. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

He had had moments of intense and poignant emotion that very morning, and mentally he was fretted and chafed with the bitter memories of failure and disappointments on every side. The Lonely House by Arthur Gask [1929]

John Morley His intense susceptibility to vulgar calumny flowed from the same quality in his nature which made unbearable to him the presence of superstition and injustice, those mightier calumnies on humanity. Voltaire by John Morley

George Meredith A divination of intense hatred had perhaps read the thought within her breast: or it was a mere outburst of hate. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

F. Scott Fitzgerald The intense vitality that had been so remarkable in the garage was converted into impressive hauteur. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

As Melmoth saw the last blaze, he threw himself into bed, in hope of a deep and intense sleep. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

Thomas Hardy Expectation of a concussion may be so intense that its failure strikes the brain with more force than its fulfilment. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

Edith Wharton She had felt an intense desire not to betray any undue eagerness, any crude desire to affirm and define her hold on him. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

Suddenly through the intense silence, he heard the whicker of a horse. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

Edgar Allan Poe The intense effect produced by this sudden apparition is not at all to be wondered at when the various circumstances are taken into consideration. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Glancing at Holmes, I saw his face turn rigid, and he leaned forward in intense excitement. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

D. H. Lawrence She came twice with her child to the farm, but there was this lull between them, an intense calm and passivity like a torpor upon them, so that there was no active change took place. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Sir Walter Scott Upon entering the place of refuge, he found him seated on his humble couch with a pocket Bible open in his hand, which he seemed to study with intense meditation. Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

By intense thinking, Athos forgot himself, for a few hours at most, in a reverie most profound, more obscure than other people would have called a dream. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

Marjorie Bowen His admiration was whetted by her coldness and his intense dislike of me. The Avenging of Ann Leete by Marjorie Bowen

Thomas Hardy Not wishing to disturb her, he continued still, and took an intense pleasure in supporting her warm young form as it rose and fell with her every breath. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

Virginia Woolf The impression was so intense that he could not dismiss it, nor even think whether he had seen her or merely imagined her. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

They turned to see a man’s figure on the cliff-top at the Gap. He was standing in an attitude of intense eagerness, watching them. A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey [1936]

As when in the consulting-room, he was showing no signs of fear, but only those of an intense and almost ungovernable rage. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

Elizabeth Gaskell After that, the heat becomes so intense (frequently one hundred and eight or one hundred and nine degrees in the shade) that all keep within doors, lying about on mats in passages or rooms. The Shah’s English Gardener by Elizabeth Gaskell [1852]

H. G. Wells There were those narrow and intense moods of fear and hatred, from which he never freed himself. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

It was at this moment that in the bedroom up above a silence fell on Jeanne and Monsieur Rambaud, whom the intense heat of the fire filled with languor. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

D. H. Lawrence And the next day he made haste to be friends with Billy Pillins. And then the wild, intense games went on again under the lamp-post, surrounded by so much darkness. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

That intense quiet had a repose as of death in it, a ghastly loneliness that seemed filled with desolation. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

Edgar Allan Poe I looked upward, and the eyes of Augustus met my own with a degree of intense and eager meaning which immediately brought me to my senses. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe

Percy Bysshe Shelley The torments of his victims might be intense in their degree, and protracted to an infinite duration. A Defence of Poetry and other essays by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Intense danger produced intense selfishness. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

On August 27 he notices the intense heat in the centre of the city, although it is somewhat cooler on the wharves. The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns [1906]

Cigarette was proud with an intense pride of all her fiery liberty from every feminine trammel, of all her complete immunity from every scruple and every fastidiousness of her sex. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

H. G. Wells He put out his arm and touched Gerson. Gerson sprang round, manifestly in a state of intense irritation and his mask did not completely stifle his interrogative snarl. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

But from the keyhole shot a ray of intense brilliancy. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

Jules Verne Then came a moment of intense anxiety, for the wind beat down on them an immense sheet of flame, and they could see nothing but the red glare. The Field of Ice by Jules Verne

The fumes gave intense smartness to the eyes, which were relieved by a gush of tears, but keen discomfort recurred when the tears were wiped away. Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield

Ellen Whitelaw was in the wood-yard, watching the work going on there with intense anxiety. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

So intense had been the anxiety of preparation and the excitements of the day that I could not rest. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

George Meredith He looked with eyes drained of human objects; standing square, with stiff half-dropped arms, and an intense melody of wretchedness in his voice. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Florence Dixie Is it wonder that to Glorie the pain of parting was intense ? “May I kiss you, Cherie ?” he asked gently. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

My chief feeling as far as I remember was one of anger, intense anger, that I was being so harassed again. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

H. P. Lovecraft His long hair and flowing beard were of a terrible and intense black hue, and of incredible profusion. The Alchemist by H. P. Lovecraft [1908]

Jules Verne Soudain, le projectile dépassa la ligne de démarcation entre la lumière intense et l’ombre absolue, et fut subitement plongé dans une nuit profonde. Autour de la Lune by Jules Verne [1870]

Walter Scott At the sight of the Queen he started, and his countenance showed, for an instant, an expression of intense delight, which was instantly exchanged for his usual deep melancholy. The Abbot by Walter Scott [1820]

Leon Trotsky I stood farthest from Plekhanov, who, after the first really trivial encounters, had taken an intense dislike to me. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Anthony Trollope There were three or four others, whose affairs were of less moment, though to them they were of intense interest. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

While I gazed, a feeling of intense cold seized me. The Haunted and the Haunters by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1859]

Arthur Conan Doyle So intense was her power that Challenger, for the instant, was constrained to accept the situation. The Land of Mist by Arthur Conan Doyle [1926]

Leslie Stephen An intense conviction of the supreme importance of a moral guidance in this difficult world, made him abhor any rash inquiries by which the basis of existing authority might be endangered. Samuel Johnson by Leslie Stephen [1878]

From the summit of this sterile mount I had expected at least a favourable view, but to my intense disappointment nothing of the kind was to be seen. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

The man’s eyes were very bright; he was smiling, and the smile was so intense and rapt that those looking at it felt a quick motion of contempt — no sane man could be as happy as that. The Greater Trumps by Charles Williams

Her disgust with both of them was so intense that for a moment it covered everything else. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

H. G. Wells Presently the street door opened and Platt, with an air of intense devotion to business assumed to cover his adoption of that unusual route, came in and made for the staircase down to the warehouse. The History of Mr. Polly by H. G. Wells [1910]

He went down through the dusk, smiling to himself, as if he had just given utterance to some piece of intense humour. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

It worried me, I can tell you, to think of it all; and another thing happened that week that went to pile up my worries and fill me at the same time with intense anger. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

I had an intense longing to sleep, whether because it was so late or because the violent emotions of the night had reacted on me physically and wearied my body. Mademoiselle de Maupin by Théophile Gautier [1835]

Arthur Conan Doyle Great sorrow or great joy should bring intense hunger — not abstinence from food, as our novelists will have it. The Poison Belt by Arthur Conan Doyle [1913]

H. G. Wells The City Hall was asking for airships, refusing to surrender as Washington advised, and developing into a centre of intense emotion, of hectic activity. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

Meanwhile the excitement became more and more intense as the acceptance of Laguitte’s resignation was so long in coming. Captain Burle by Émile Zola

Arnold Bennett His heart grew blacker with intense gloom; and the contentment of Big James at the prospect of just strolling about the damnable dead town for the rest of the day surpassed his comprehension. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Henry James But the mysterious something could only be the devil, and he was accordingly seized with an intense personal enmity to this impertinent force. The American by Henry James [1877]

H. G. Wells He had no doubt the story was contemporary, and its intense realism was undeniable. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

M. P. Shiel Many languages I learned; the wisdom of the Hellenes; the zoomorphism of the Egyptians; the heights of the pyramids of Chufu and Shafra. In intense meditations passed my leaden days. Shapes in the Fire by M. P. Shiel [1896]

A few minutes of intense silence followed, and then with the light still bobbing round, he heard the sounds of someone breathing hard and a shadowy form loomed up close near him. The Dark Mill Stream by Arthur Gask [1947]

So intense was their conference, that it is recorded it was never interrupted even by the lady telling her beads, or the monk thinking of his supper. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

The blind old idiot! How queerly he misunderstood! But if it was true, if it was even true, the very idea of seeing her filled his soul with intense loathing. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

H. G. Wells And then comes an intense hunger for reconciliation to God —. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

Victor Hugo No horizon visible; intense blackness for background. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

The later months of the poet’s life at Ravenna were marked by intense literary activity. Byron by John Nichol [1880]

H. G. Wells Parkson fixed himself upon Lewisham and Dunkerley, to Lewisham’s intense annoyance — for he had a few intimate things he could have said to the man of Ideas that night. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

Algernon Blackwood It rose to a cry of intense emotion: “We are in little exile here! In our wrong place, cut off from the service of our gods! We will go back!” He started, with the girl flung across his frame. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Thomas Carlyle For the intense Dante is intense in all things; he has got into the essence of all. On Heroes and Hero Worship and the Heroic in History by Thomas Carlyle

E. Phillips Oppenheim They dawdled over luncheon and loitered about afterwards in the gardens and woods behind, to Rosina’s intense delight. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

H. G. Wells I tried to summon the memory of vivid moments, of tender or intense emotions to my assistance; I felt that if I could recall one genuine twinge of feeling the growing severance would be stopped. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

Thomas Hardy When she was pink she was feeling less then when pale; her more perfect beauty accorded with her less elevated mood; her more intense mood with her less perfect beauty. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

E. F. Benson You remember that, don’t you, Lucia?” A look of intense concentration dwelt in Lucia’s eyes: Georgie did not expect much from that, because it so often led to nothing at all. Trouble for Lucia by E. F. Benson [1939]

Wilkie Collins She was not very willing to own it even to herself — Jack’s intense earnestness had a little shaken her. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu He crumpled it up, and thrust it in his trousers pocket, and gave to the position a few seconds of intense thought. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

Elizabeth Gaskell She was gentle and quiet in intense bodily suffering, almost in proportion as she had been restless and depressed when there had been no real cause for grief. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

During the late intense heat, we have talked her into a black-and-white muslin: that is, white, with huge black spots upon it in the form of a melon. A Tale of Sin by Ellen Wood [1870]

H. Rider Haggard I had better leave the feelings of intense excitement with which we set out on our march that morning to the imagination of those who read this history. King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard

Sinclair Lewis In Nautilus, alone, rarely saying much about herself, Leora had developed an intense mute little life of her own. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

H. G. Wells The intense blaze from the gaps in the death-like silent pile lit up rows of livid, hesitating faces: and a smothered, frightened sobbing broke out among the children. The Chronic Argonauts by H. G. Wells [1888]

D. H. Lawrence It was something quite different from happiness: an alert enjoyment of rest, an intense and satisfying sense of centrality. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

I kept my post for some time without seeing anything more of her, when again suddenly the lattice opened, and she appeared, but with looks that spoke of intense agitation. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier

Oscar Wilde One can fancy an intense personality being created out of sin. Intentions by Oscar Wilde [1891]

His belief in these was so intense and unqualified that he could not conceive of others not feeling the furtherance of them to be a duty binding also upon them. Memories and Studies by William James

Willa Cather From the bridge they looked up at the white chalk hills, the tops a blur of intense green under the low, lead-coloured sky. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

Kate Chopin After a day of close and intense September heat, it had rained during the night. At Fault by Kate Chopin

Algernon Blackwood There was relief, intense relief — that he had not taken the clue I recklessly had offered. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

Anthony Trollope He had previously filled his mind with no expectation; but he had felt an intense desire for success when once he had committed himself to his offer. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

H.P. Lovecraft Now, in my intense desire to probe into the dream-life of Joe Slater, I sought these instruments again, and spent several days in repairing them for action. Beyond the Wall of Sleep by H.P. Lovecraft [1919]

Theodore Dreiser At other times she seemed possessed of a wild animation, her eyes alight, her expression vigorous, an intense glow in her soul. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

A moment of intense silence, in which the wind seemed to hold its breath and listen without, while she listened within. The Hand on the Latch by Mary Cholmondeley [1908]

Anthony Trollope She was afraid to seem to be too anxious to meet her lover, though heaven knows her anxiety was intense enough. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope But even this allusion to her and to the pony made the letter something to her of intense interest. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

Willa Cather They felt that he was too intense and preoccupied. O Pioneers! by Willa Cather [1913]

Isabella Bird They are immersed in a whirl of business, often of that speculative kind which demands a constant exercise of intense thought. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

The hills had snow on their tops, but in the valleys the larches were beginning to break into intense green flame. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Edith Wharton His waking thought was that he must see her again; and as consciousness affirmed itself he felt an intense fear of losing the sense of her nearness. The Touchstone by Edith Wharton [1900]

The room had almost a hot-house temperature; in the fireplace one large log was glowing with intense heat. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

D. H. Lawrence She blenched with fear and with the intense sensation of proffered licence suggested to her. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Arnold Bennett His features combined the expression of intense fatigue with the sinister liveliness of an acute tragic apprehension. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Olaf Stapledon I am content, therefore, with the bald statement that in contemplation I sometimes have an intense exaltation about being a self in relation to other selves and the world at large. Saints and Revolutionaries by Olaf Stapledon

And then, suddenly a queer feeling of intense relief swept over him. From Out the Vasty Deep by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1920]

Arthur Machen It was a thought of intense bitterness, but it seemed as if the barbarians were in the right — a place in a house of business would have been more suitable. The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen [1907]

H. G. Wells It stands in my mind in fragments, fragments of intense feeling with forgotten gaps between. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

Henry James None of them, however, had a color so intense as the splendid blue of the bay, which filled up all the rest of the view. Georgina’s reasons by Henry James [1884]

E. Phillips Oppenheim At that moment, intense as its interest is to me, I notice everything. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

So intense was the stress that she shrieked aloud; immediately it was gone, and she found herself standing upright by the side of the bed, trembling, open-mouthed, holding agonizedly to its framework. Many Dimensions by Charles Williams [1931]

Isabella Bird There was a great snowstorm on the night we arrived, succeeded by intense frost and clear blue skies — glorious Canadian winter weather. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

To my intense disappointment, however, nothing whatever was said that had the remotest reference to this. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

When at last he had finished and a few moments of intense silence followed, she sank back tremblingly into a chair. The Night of the Storm by Arthur Gask [1937]

Thomas Wolfe She had an intense concern for every member of brute creation, and when she saw dogs or horses in the streets she always seemed to notice first the animal and then the human being that it belonged to. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

D. H. Lawrence They remind me, again and again, of glowing, coffee-brown, naked aborigines of the South Seas. They have the naked suavity, skin-bare, and an intense coffee-red colour of unclothed savages. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

H. Rider Haggard The gloom was so intense that we could scarcely see the way to cut our food and convey it to our mouths. Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard

Margaret Oliphant When he had looked over the list of Fordhams in London, sufficiently long to give himself an intense headache, and to feel his under-taking entirely hopeless, he came to a standstill. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

I had never seen the fellow, against whom, however, I cherished a hatred almost as intense as my passion for the infatuated girl who had flown from her home for his sake. A Stable for Nightmares by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

William Makepeace Thackeray Stanfield’s panorama used to be the realisation of the most intense youthful fancy. Notes of a Journey From Cornhill to Grand Cairo by William Makepeace Thackeray

Edith Wharton It danced on her cheek like the flit of a brown wing over flowers, and Darrow felt an intense desire to lean forward and put it back behind her ear. The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

Benjamin Disraeli The truth is, she brooded in solitude over her strange lot, until her nerves became relaxed by intense reverie and suppressed feeling. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

Then the whole horizon turned from velvet-black to grey, grey rimmed in the east with a strip of intense yellow light. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]