Phrases with "interpreting"

Kenneth Grahame The whole thing was natural and right and self-explanatory, and needed no justifying or interpreting to our audience of stars and flowers. Dream Days by Kenneth Grahame

Wilkie Collins I am not skilled in interpreting looks which pass between women — and it is, I dare say, natural to be suspicious of what we cannot understand. The First Officer’s Confession by Wilkie Collins [1887]

George Eliot And Romola was urged to doubt herself the more by the necessity of interpreting her disappointment in her life with Tito so as to satisfy at once her love and her pride. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

H.P. Lovecraft I could master every detail of a book merely by glancing over it as fast as I could turn the leaves; while my skill at interpreting complex figures in an instant was veritably awesome. The Shadow Out of Time by H.P. Lovecraft [1935]

Anthony Trollope Then he called to the Christian gentleman in the pantaloons, and, as far as I could understand, made over to him the duty of interpreting between us. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

He had his private manner of interpreting the phrase, and it seemed necessary the brother should sin different sins on every occasion. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

Maria Edgeworth In the countenance of Berenice, to whom my eyes involuntarily turned as I spoke, I saw an indefinable expression, on which I pondered, and finished by interpreting favourably to my wishes. Harrington by Maria Edgeworth

Jack London But he had a certain clear way of stating the abstruse in simple language, was a born expositor and teacher, and was not above the soap-box as a means of interpreting economics to the workingmen. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

Wilkie Collins What’s that I see? Are you opening your mouth again? Do you want another sup already?” “He wants to hear more about the lady,” said my mother, interpreting my wishes for me. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

Charles Kingsley But there is no sin or shame in interpreting them in that literal and realist sense in which they seem at first sight to have been written. Hours with the Mystics by Charles Kingsley

Theodore Dreiser Love of distinguished surroundings was a basic longing with her, though she had not the gift of interpreting her longings. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Maria Edgeworth Lady Clonbrony, though not usually quick at interpreting the wishes of others, understood and answered before she ventured to make her request in words. The Absentee by Maria Edgeworth

Sigmund Freud Over and over again arguments and objections were adduced from the uninterpreted dream as it was retained in the memory, and the necessity of interpreting the dream was ignored. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Isabella Bird Abdul Rahim places me at the head of the table, and I am served first! The interpreting is from Persian into Hindustani, and vice versâ. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

George Gissing Were people discussing her, and thus interpreting her actions? “Surely that is my own business, Mrs. Travis. I was in poor health, and my husband was too busy to accompany me. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

Henry James He told her also how he had been a momentary ornament of a troupe of strolling actors, engaged in the arduous task of interpreting Shakespeare to French and German, Polish and Hungarian audiences. The Europeans by Henry James [1878]

Francis Bacon It is time therefore to proceed to the art itself and rule of interpreting nature. The New Organon by Francis Bacon [1620]

Theodore Dreiser Cowperwood had always been interested in the heavens and in the giant mathematical and physical methods of interpreting them. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Wilkie Collins For years and years past, Mrs. Blyth’s nimble fingers had been accustomed to interpret all that was said by her bedside before the deaf and dumb girl, as they were interpreting for her now. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu This latter piece of information seemed to puzzle Lord Verney. “Miss Oldys is always better after an attack than before it,” said Cleve, interpreting for his uncle. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]

Edith Wharton The other day I was haranguing you about the difference between plastic expression and interpreting things in words. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

Mysseri (not interpreting in Arabic) had no duty to perform, and he seemed to be faint and listless as myself. Eothen by Alexander William Kinglake [1844]

Charlotte Perkins Gilman We talked of “social duties,” disingenuously banking on their not interpreting the words as we did; we talked of hospitality, entertainment, and various “interests. Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1915]

Henry Handel Richardson Louise entered languidly; and so skilled had he grown at interpreting her moods that he knew from her very walk which of them she was in. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Sigmund Freud Some authors maintain that this ordering and interpreting activity begins even in the dream and is continued in the waking state. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Sigmund Freud I wish to give an example in the following pages of the only practical application of which the art of interpreting dreams seems to admit. Fragment of an Analysis of a Case of Hysteria by Sigmund Freud [1905]

And the fault may be, after all, not in him, the writer, but in us, the falsely interpreting readers. The Orphan Heiress by Thomas De Quincey [1835]

George Meredith Zotti stood by, interpreting the English to himself by tones. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Andrew Lang These modes depend on more traditional rules for interpreting the accidental combinations of lots. The Making of Religion by Andrew Lang

John Morley We must beware of interpreting this phrase in the modern democratic sense. Burke by John Morley [1879]

H. Rider Haggard When shall the ceremony come off?” “Now you are laughing at me, and actually interpreting what I say literally, as though the English language were not full of figures of speech. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

Sigmund Freud After interpreting the dream, I then inserted the either — or in its context in the dream-thoughts. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Wilkie Collins On all other days of the year, it was Mrs. Blyth who devoted herself to Madonna’s service, by interpreting for her advantage the pleasant conversations that she could not hear. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

Oneiro-Criticism, or the art of interpreting dreams, is a relic of the most remote ages, which has subsisted through all the changes that moral or physical revolutions have operated in the world. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Wilkie Collins No two men interpreting that story for themselves, would probably have agreed on the nature of the suffering which this woman had undergone. The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins [1857]

William Godwin Oneirocriticism, or the art of interpreting dreams, seems of all the modes of prediction the most inseparable from the nature of man. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

The method of advertisement undergoes a refinement when a sufficiently large wealthy class has developed, who have the leisure for acquiring skill in interpreting the subtler signs of expenditure. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

George Meredith But what has it got to do with me?” The farmer looked helplessly at Robert. “No, no,” the squire sung out, “no interlopers, no interpreting here. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

Leon Trotsky During the years of the reaction my work consisted chiefly of interpreting the revolution of 1905, and of paving the way for the next revolution by theoretical research. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Some commentators avoid the difficulty by interpreting the word samîyyun to mean ‘deserving of the name. The Qur'an by translated by E. H. Palmer

George Gissing Tell me, say in plain words that is not your way of interpreting me. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

Guy de Maupassant The dark, often ironical look was piercing, one felt that behind it there was a mind always actively at work observing people, interpreting words, analyzing gestures, uncovering the heart. Sundays of a Bourgeois (Les Dimanches d’un bourgeois de Paris) by Guy de Maupassant [1880]

Wilkie Collins Sir Patrick put the letter into his pocket-book, and abandoned all further attempt at interpreting the meaning of it in despair. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

This is one possible way of interpreting a certain type of psychical phenomenon. Memories and Studies by William James

George Meredith Adela unwillingly shielded her by interpreting the scene. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

George Gissing Polly had no difficulty in interpreting this cipher. The Town Traveller by George Gissing [1897]

So at least one seems justified in interpreting a remarkable passage in the “House of Fame,” the poem in which perhaps Chaucer allows us to see more deeply into his mind than in any other. Chaucer by Adolphus William Ward [1879]

Marjorie Bowen She was used to interpreting his banalities, but sometimes she resented them. Forget-me-not by Marjorie Bowen [1932]

Anthony Trollope The Boots stood by interpreting into French, and, acting as second interpreter, I put it into English. Mr. Greene, who was seated on the sofa, groaned audibly, but said nothing. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

Henry Handel Richardson He sprang to his feet, interpreting her inability to bring forth a sound as mere contemptuous defiance. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Sigmund Freud Without an analysis, and merely by means of an assumption, I took the liberty of interpreting a little incident in the life of a friend, who had been my companion through eight classes at school. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

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]

Arnold Bennett She saw the characters with her eyes, but she was incapable of interpreting them. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

Edith Wharton Amherst had no difficulty in interpreting this brief communication. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

At least, so he afterwards said, when defending his objection to interpreting the Thames for his sister-in-law’s benefit. A Bride from the Bush by E. W. Hornung [1890]