Phrases with "interpreted"

Wilkie Collins The discord of the roaring “people” (still echoing in his ears) had sharpened his customary sensibility to the poetry of sound, as composed by Mozart, and as interpreted by piano and violin. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Catherine Helen Spence Even the Catholic Church has been made to feel that the interests of humanity as interpreted by common sense and experience are paramount. A Week in the Future by Catherine Helen Spence

From that moment she watched all his actions, all his words, from the simplest glance of his eyes to his gestureseven to a breath that could be interpreted as a sigh. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

H. G. Wells He interpreted his instructions liberally, especially in the afternoon, when he would often be snoozing on a bank of violets under a stone angel, a score of yards away. The Brothers by H. G. Wells [1938]

George Gissing Whilst Emily spoke, he was for the moment overcome by a vision of vague glories; reflecting on her words, he interpreted them as merely emphasising her determination to wed one only. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

Their retreat was interpreted into a flight by the natives, who hung on the rear of the army, uttering vainglorious vaunts, and saluting the troops with showers of arrows, which did some mischief. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Olaf Stapledon And by a native propensity implanted in it at the time of its emergence from the common ancestral cloud, it interpreted this influence to mean the presence of other minded nebulae. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Mr. Smith I believe was afraid of his daughter’s quietness though of course he interpreted it in his own way. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Nathaniel Hawthorne But Hilda’s maidenly reserve had given her lover no such tokens, to be interpreted either by his hopes or fears. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

That the idiots, real or reputed, were at rest,—that their warfare was accomplished,—might, if a man happened to know enough, be interpreted as a glorious festival. Autobiographical Sketches by Thomas De Quincey [1853]

Maria Edgeworth It all ended in a sigh, to be interpreted as she pleased. Helen by Maria Edgeworth

Ann Radcliffe He observed her dejection with grief, and, not understanding all the finer scruples that distressed her, interpreted her reserve into indifference towards himself. The Italian by Ann Radcliffe [1796]

E. F. Benson Twice and again his fingers groped and lightly pressed, while with shut eyes and concentrated attention he interpreted what his trained touch revealed. And the Dead Spake by E. F. Benson

Wilkie Collins When post-time came on the morning of the twenty-seventh, no letter arrived from Saturnin Siadoux. On consideration, the family interpreted this circumstance in a favourable light. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

D’Artagnan interpreted it; with a terrible bound he sprang to the side of Cahusac, crying, “To me, Monsieur Guardsman; I will slay you!” Cahusac turned. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

George Gissing The old woman of the world interpreted this by her own lights. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

George Gissing He felt no surprise; his brooding on possibilities had prepared him for this disclosure, and, from the moment that his fears were confirmed, he interpreted everything with a gloomy certainty. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Charlotte Perkins Gilman She showed me things, explained them, interpreted much that I had not understood. Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1915]

Some of those who had petitioned Him had proclaimed that He had refused their requests; for so they had interpreted His words. A Second Coming by Richard Marsh [1900]

Olaf Stapledon Like love, reason must be interpreted very broadly. Saints and Revolutionaries by Olaf Stapledon

Young and old, they were all my children, children always hungry, and my love for them was interpreted always in the litany of flour, tea and sugar. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

The present phase of her silence he interpreted favourably. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

North interpreted the action correctly, and the blood rushed to his face. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

He shared the uneasy conviction of the multitude that human justice, as interpreted by the inspired minority, is more than a little unjust. The Ghost Ship by Richard Middleton

Art is but refined science, and the principles are the same in both, but more delicately, and also more comprehensively, interpreted in the former than in the latter. Unveiling a Parallel by Alice Ilgenfritz Jones and Ella Merchant [1893]

Wilkie Collins Mr. Melton, misunderstanding Amelius on his side, interpreted those innocent words as an outbreak of vulgar interruption. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Nathaniel Hawthorne There was, perhaps, a fortunate disorder in his utterance, which failed to impart any distinct idea to the good widows comprehension, or which Providence interpreted after a method of its own. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1850]

George Eliot He stood leaning on a plank he had taken hold of, listening to sounds which his imagination interpreted for him so pleasantly that the keen strong face became suffused with a timid tenderness. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

G. K. Chesterton For this is interpreted in the sense, at once sentimental and sceptical, that there is not much difference between make-believe and belief. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

George Gissing She interpreted his tone, and her heart misgave her. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Tobias Smolle Whatever may be the issue of the combat, the magistrate takes no cognizance of it; at least, it is interpreted into an accidental rencounter, and no penalty is incurred on either side. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

First. In the strength of it, he interpreted the lives, thoughts, feelings, manners of the Scottish peasantry to whom he belonged, as they had never been interpreted before, and never can be again. Robert Burns by John Campbell Shairp [1879]

So I interpreted this intolerable, overwhelming blush. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

Bronislaw Malinowski Some of the Australian facts are quoted and interpreted there in an analogous way. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

They interpreted this accidental circumstance in a manner the most extraordinary and unjust, and I felt the consequences of it at my next examination. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

Arthur Conan Doyle It was a bird’s-eye view of creation, as interpreted by science, which, in language always clear and sometimes picturesque, he unfolded before us. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

George Meredith She interpreted this as her growth of charity for a girl so violently stricken with love. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

It gazed on Glyndon as he spoke, with a look which almost might have seemed disdain, and which Viola, at least, interpreted as a defence of the Absent, stronger than her own lips could frame. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

Dreams, say all the wiseacres in Christendom, are to be interpreted by contraries. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Lady Santerre also had remarked his glances of suspicion or fury; they were interpreted into new sins against her daughter, and made with her the subject of ridicule or bitter reproach. Lodore by Mary Shelley

She interpreted the look correctly and nodded her head. My Strangest Case by Guy Boothby [1901]

Olaf Stapledon This generalization, however, should not be interpreted very strictly. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

George Meredith Sir Purcell interpreted this as indicating the beginning of their alienation. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

X. These results of observation, being admitted, may, we will suppose, be interpreted in different methods. The Contagiousness of Puerperal Fever by Oliver Wendell Holmes

John Lewis Burckhard Amyn Effendi, his Arabic dragoman, interpreted between us, as I do not speak Turkish, and the Pasha speaks Arabic very imperfectly. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

T. E. Lawrence His first intention was to retain my services; and, since he clearly did not need me, I interpreted this, not without some friendly evidence, as a method of keeping me away from the Arab affair. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

William Godwin If any of his friends sneezed on his right hand, he interpreted this as a favourable omen; but, if on his left, he immediately relinquished his purpose. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

George Gissing Buoyed by his ardour, Basil interpreted the first words of courteous preamble in the most hopeful sense. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

There then rose schools of thinkers who interpreted history as a cyclical process and claimed to show that inequality was the unalterable law of human life. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

George Meredith She was unaffectedly astonished to find her outcries against the cold and the journeyings to and fro interpreted as a serving-woman’s muffled comments on her mistress’s behaviour. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Wilkie Collins Had I reached my destination in time? As I interpreted the writing of the apparition, I had still some hours at my disposal. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

The omen was interpreted auspiciously by the lovers, and, bending once more to the earth, they rowed back to their island, but no longer in separate canoes. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

Sinclair Lewis But he interpreted it thus: “They think I’m a complete boob to have a haircut like this. The Cat of the Stars by Sinclair Lewis

Wilkie Collins Poor devil! Surely I am not expected to repeat my niece’s maid’s explanation of her tears, interpreted in the English of my Swiss valet? The thing is manifestly impossible. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

D.H. Lawrence He interpreted her according to his own idea. The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence

I meantime perfectly divined what it was that Kant, under his cloud of imbecility, wished to say, and I interpreted accordingly. The Last Days of Immanuel Kant by Thomas De Quincey [1827]

George Gissing It was thus he interpreted her suicide, for Mrs. Wade had told him that Lilian believed disaster to be imminent. Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing [1891]

George Gissing Love from of old has had a comrade superstition; if he awoke from a wretched dream, he interpreted it as sympathy with Thyrza in some dreadful trial. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

And as to my appearing severe to them, my post required it; for mercy to slaves being interpreted into fear, arms them with violence against you. Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins by Robert Paltock [1751]

Edith Wharton He was at dinner when the message reached him, and he knew from the tightening of his mother’s lips that she too interpreted it in the same way. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

Love your neighbor as yourself, or, as I have always interpreted it, more than yourself. The Mill Mystery by Anna Katharine Green

H. G. Wells Then a bugle sounded, and Kurt interpreted it as a summons to food. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

Tobias Smolle After mature deliberation, he resolved to demean himself with the utmost circumspection, well knowing that every violent transport would be interpreted into an undeniable symptom of insanity. The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves by Tobias Smolle

Virginia Woolf For the mind of the Church had to be interpreted by another mind, and that mind was St Paul’s mind; and St Paul, in interpreting that mind, changed his mind. Three Guineas by Virginia Woolf [1938]

George Meredith He would have interpreted a man’s accurately enough. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

He interpreted my silence favourably. The Murdered Cousin by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Edith Wharton He’s — what’s their great word? — interpreted him. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

Sinclair Lewis Here Cecil Twyford, that lean abrupt man, ruled every acre and interpreted every law. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

Washington Irving He shook his head, and shrugged his shoulders, as he interpreted it. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

James Anthony Froude The statesman in the House of Commons, the judge on the Bench, the peasant in a midland village, interpreted literally by this rule the phenomena which they experienced or saw. Bunyan by James Anthony Froude [1880]

If Debil-debil’s state of mind was interpreted aright, all his sentiments were humanized by that great gift of his — humour. Last Leaves from Dunk Island by E. J. Banfield

Edith Wharton So Darrow interpreted the tension perceptible under the fluent exchange of commonplaces in which he was diligently sharing. The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

Wilkie Collins What have you to offer her? Nothing. And what have I to give you? Nothing.” This meant, as I interpreted it, that the main obstacle in the way was Susan’s poverty. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Stumm must have interpreted the look on my face as fear. Greenmantle by John Buchan

Niccolo Machiavelli And, therefore, as soon as such an incident occurred, the ancient Captains either demonstrated the cause of it or reduced it to its natural causes, or interpreted it to (favor) their own purposes. The Art of War by Niccolo Machiavelli [1520]

He had rightly interpreted the signs, whatever they were; the enemy was gone. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

George Gissing She interpreted his look as one of impatience, and at once said to Cecily: “I think I’ll change my mind, and write some letters this morning. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

Thomas Hardy Her distraction was interpreted by him at her side as the outward signs of an unwonted experience. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Nor have I so read or interpreted Holy Writ, as to understand that the disclosure of human thoughts and deeds, then to be made, is intended as a part of the retribution. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1850]

He knew something of the scriptures, and perhaps interpreted all too dreadfully that injunction to pluck out the offending right eye and cast it away. Last Leaves from Dunk Island by E. J. Banfield

Which name I interpreted into Nutten; but Mrs. Todhetley thought she said Nutt. “I think you are telling me the truth,” said the mater, some hesitation in her voice, though. Mrs. Todhetley’s Earrings by Ellen Wood [1873]

Tobias Smolle This request was interpreted by the accuser, who, at the same time, laid claim to the booty. The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom by Tobias Smolle

Isabella Bird The odah was full of Armenians, and Murphy interpreted their innumerable tales of wrong and robbery. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Henry James He was to be seen for a year on the Salem wharves, smoking the best tobacco and eying the seaward horizon with an inveteracy which superficial minds interpreted as a sign of repentance. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

Eleanor Vane interpreted her companion’s sigh. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Sigmund Freud To be unable to overtake a carriage is interpreted by Stekel as regret at being unable to catch up with a difference in age (p. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Olaf Stapledon And “social service” was apt to be interpreted very broadly. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

H. G. Wells Abruptly he knew that his trance had lasted for a vast interval; as if by some processes of thought reading he interpreted the awe in the faces that peered into his. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

H.P. Lovecraft Wise men have interpreted dreams, and the gods have laughed. Hypnos by H.P. Lovecraft [1922]

Guy de Maupassan During dinner he repeated the words to himself; as he interpreted them, they meant, “I yield — I am yours where and when you will. Bel Ami by Guy de Maupassan

Isabella Bird I had to get up, and for nearly two hours was hearing their tales of suffering, interpreted by Hadji with brutal frankness; and they crowded my room again this morning. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Olaf Stapledon Indeed, if it is interpreted in a liberal, and perhaps heretical, manner, it can provide the ground plan of a comprehensive and satisfying philosophy. Saints and Revolutionaries by Olaf Stapledon

Benjamin Disraeli Every now and then he appealed to Adriana, who sate opposite to him in the round table, and she trusted that her irrepressible smiles would not be interpreted into undue encouragement. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

Sigmund Freud Lastly, the market- basket might be interpreted as the mark of a servant. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

We interpreted it into Nutten.” “Yes, Johnny, that’s how she would say it. Mrs. Todhetley’s Earrings by Ellen Wood [1873]

Isabella Bird I was invited to tea when the proposals were made in a neutral house, where Mr. Browne interpreted the proceedings for me. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Henry James He had counted on finding her, but not on finding her with me, and I interpreted a certain ruefulness in him as the sign of a quick, uneasy sense that he must have been in question between us. The Sacred Fount by Henry James [1901]

H. G. Wells As I interpreted it then, this island was inhabited only by these two vivisectors and their animalised victims. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells [1896]

Every “thing” must be interpreted as a “configuration,” every “event” as a change of configuration, every predicate ascribed must be of a geometrical sort. Memories and Studies by William James

He used to ferret about in the Bible and the Pilgrim’s Progress— they were both equally inspired in his eyes — and find texts which he interpreted in his own way to meet his case. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Although he disbelieved in her deities, he believed in the allegories they represented (or rather he interpreted those allegories anew). The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1834]

Walter Scott She interpreted the Duke’s manoeuvre as a hint that she was to ask no more questions, and she remained silent accordingly. The Heart of Mid-Lothian by Walter Scott [1818]

Sigmund Freud The question whether every dream can be interpreted is to be answered in the negative. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Tobias Smolle I interpreted this message into a bad omen, and came away muttering curses against his lordship’s politeness, and ready to go to loggerheads with myself for being so egregiously duped. The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smolle

E. F. Benson Elizabeth interpreted this as an insult rather than an invitation, and she and Benjy had coffee and a vivacious chat by themselves. Trouble for Lucia by E. F. Benson [1939]

George Meredith Gratified by the instant apprehension of his meaning, Fleetwood interpreted the Welshman’s. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

She interpreted her conception of what that precise sort of love-making should be with consummate art. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

At least, that was the way in which he interpreted it. The Red Rat’s Daughter by Guy Boothby [1899]

Olaf Stapledon Every event is interpreted and valued in relation to other events. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Rudyard Kipling Garin understood some part of it, and Vixen interpreted the rest, and the two trotted off together soberly. Actions and Reactions by Rudyard Kipling [1909]

Jacques Futrelle The young man interpreted the expression of his face aright, and favored him with a meaning glance. The Diamond Master by Jacques Futrelle [1909]

Sigmund Freud A whole series of dreams, continuing for weeks or months, may have a common basis, and should therefore be interpreted as a continuity. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Nathaniel Hawthorne But this man had spent his life over it, and he had made out the meaning, and he interpreted it to you, and left it with you, only there was one gap — one torn or obliterated place. The Dolliver Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1876]

Arthur Conan Doyle Rebecca followed her, and noticing the change, interpreted it in her own narrow fashion. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Wilkie Collins His language was interpreted by the English stranger in these terms: “Wonderful white man! the island you see yonder is a Holy Island. As such it is Taboo — an island sanctified and set apart. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Dickens never writes anywhere a line that can be interpreted as meaning this. Charles Dickens by George Orwell [1940]

Jack London Grey Beaver made mouth-noises which White Fang interpreted as not hostile, so he came still nearer. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

I interpreted Mary’s message as an incitement to speed, but I could not make the pace. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Olaf Stapledon This radiation penetrates the brain of the ‘reader’, and is interpreted telepathically by the telepathic organ of his brain. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

D. H. Lawrence She interpreted it, that he had made a deep confession of love to her. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

A. E. W. Mason But he interpreted the envy in the light of his own ambitions. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

This speech gave offence to his late colleagues, Aberdeen, Sidney Herbert, and Gladstone, and was interpreted as being designed to mark clearly Peel’s breach with the Conservative party. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

Sir Walter Scott It was accounted ill-breeding in Scotland about forty years since to use the phrase rebellion or rebel, which might be interpreted by some of the parties present as a personal insult. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

Henry James Rosier interpreted this information according to principles of his own. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

George Gissing Though with so little of ascertained fact to guide her, Marcella interpreted the hints afforded by her slight knowledge of the Warricombes with singular accuracy. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Edith Wharton The Professor caught the glance and interpreted it. The Descent of Man and other stories by Edith Wharton [1903]

Ivan Turgenev I interpreted this change, as I have said before, in the most favourable way for me. The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other stories by Ivan Turgenev

The “customs” would be interpreted and so administered by the house-father or head of the tribe. Locke by Thomas Fowler [1880]

Her voice was soft and musical, and she interpreted the author’s meaning with considerable ability. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

E. F. Benson That would set Tilling’s back up, for if there was one thing it hated it was anything that (in spite of widow’s weeds) might be interpreted into superiority. Mapp and Lucia by E. F. Benson [1931]

Rudyard Kipling They must be interpreted to me. Kim by Rudyard Kipling [1901]

Margaret Oliphant She only shook her head—a gesture which could be interpreted as any one pleased. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

It is interpreted “Answer,” hence our “Echo Point”(?); but others render it, “Hold your tongue. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

H. G. Wells Which letters being interpreted signified no longer “Balfour must go” as they had originally done — but “Bohun”. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

Wilkie Collins There were times at which every step of the way along which I was advancing was marked, faintly yet significantly, in her manner and her speech, could you only have interpreted them aright. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Virginia Woolf There’s something of a woman in him —” She paused as though she were thinking of very intimate things that Terence had told her, so at least Rachel interpreted her gaze. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

Caranby interpreted the look and voice. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

Wilkie Collins I interpreted those grateful tears as an expression of repentance for the ill-considered reply which I had just received. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Olaf Stapledon Without raising the question of the metaphysical, validity of the dialectical process, we should note that, if it is to be applied to history, it must not be interpreted too simply. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

George Meredith For look—to fly could not be interpreted as a flight. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Rudyard Kipling The Bride interpreted Benares as fresh youth and radiant beauty can interpret a city grey and worn with years. The Smith Administration by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Leon Trotsky The dull empiricism, the unashamed, cringing worship of the fact which is so often only imaginary, and falsely interpreted at that, were odious to me. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Bronislaw Malinowski They have been very often interpreted according to this hypothesis. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

George Meredith The Press interpreted the cough as a warning to Government; and Government launched a big ship with hurrahs, and ordered the recruiting-sergeant to be seen conspicuously. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Willa Cather A picture called “The Soul Awakened,” popular in Moonstone parlors, pretty well interpreted Ray’s idea of woman’s spiritual nature. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Elizabeth Gaskell He could not hear what she said; but the look in her eyes interpreted it to be a curse — if not as coarsely worded, as fell in intent as ever was uttered. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

William Godwin This is interpreted by Horace 27 and other recent expositors to mean no more than that he reduced the race of savages as he found them, to order and civilisation. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

John Galsworthy At a sound from Timothy, interpreted as assent, Aunt Hester left the room. In Chancery by John Galsworthy

Wilkie Collins A drowsy voice inside said something, which he interpreted as meaning “Come in. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

Thomas Hobbes And therefore this place of St. Matthew may be interpreted of the same, and then there will be no necessity of the fire of purgatory. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

She interpreted Bastien Lepage better than I— indeed that is true — but only with her soul, she had no hands. A Daughter of To-Day by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1894]

George Gissing Mrs. Eldon’s pride would not allow her to resume the conversation which had ended so hopelessly for her, and she interpreted Hubert’s silence in the saddest sense. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Abraham Merri I looked at it longingly; Rador saw the glance, interpreted it, and led me up the stepped sharp slope into a rock embrasure. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

Sigmund Freud I have met with only one exception, which could easily be interpreted into a confirmation of the rule. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Edith Wharton This retort to his last appeal might have been interpreted as a classic move in a familiar game; but the young man chose to give it a different meaning. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton [1920]

Wilkie Collins If I have rightly interpreted what was going on in your mind, there is no need for me to press my question. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

These references might be much further multiplied; and the loving diligence of disciples has set before us “the Lake-district as interpreted by Wordsworth” through a multitude of details. Wordsworth by F. W. H. Myers [1881]

At least, it was thus that Edward Heathcote interpreted the sigh. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

George Gissing The tone could not be interpreted as devotion to her husband’s memory; it meant, plainly and simply, that she had had enough of marriage, and delighted in her freedom. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Elizabeth Gaskell Her quiet manner, subdued by an internal consciousness of a deeper cause for sorrow than he was aware of, he interpreted into a very proper and becoming awe of him. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]