Phrases with "judgment"

AMONGST the curiosities of human reasoning is this: one forms a judgment on certain statements; they turn out incorrect, yet the judgment sound. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Arthur Conan Doyle He did not realize the strength of the tie that bound these two young people together, and imagined that with judgment and patience it might yet be snapped. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

John Galsworthy Well, he might as well tell Gradman at once that he must exercise his own judgment in the future. The White Monkey by John Galsworthy

Her father’s judgment was worthless in her eyes, and Philip had predicted that Amy would be sacrificed after all. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

Jack London Father reported with glee Dr. Hammerfield’s judgment of Ernest, which was to the effect that he was “an insolent young puppy, made bumptious by a little and very inadequate learning. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

Joseph Furphy Your judgment is generous, but nonsensical; mine is rational, but churlish — d ——— d churlish. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

H. Rider Haggard It was foolish conduct on his part, but then people suffering under unmerited snubs, neglect, and mockery at the hands of a lady they admire are apt to lose their judgment and do foolish things. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

Robert Green Ingersoll Now, in the Old Testament there is not in my judgment a single reference to another life. On Hell by Robert Green Ingersoll

G. K. Chesterton He was not always trying, like Charles Augustus Fortescue, “to take a judgment broad and wide”; he had prejudices and private dogmas for which he would fight like a private person. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

We should rather endeavour to view ourselves as we suppose that Being views us who seeth each thought ripen into action, and whose judgment never swerves from the eternal rule of right. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft [1792]

Henry James If she meant he was so good-looking that he might pass on this score alone her judgment was conceivable, though many women would strongly have dissented from it. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

Anthony Trollope Not a human being came near her who did not seem to imply that any question as to wisdom or judgment or erudition between her and her sister would be a farce. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Robert Louis Stevenson There will follow upon this some manifest judgment which, though I am old, I may survive to see. Prince Otto by Robert Louis Stevenson

Anna Katherine Green I hope I am of this number; I hope that I have the judgment to see when I have committed a mistake and to stop short before I make myself ridiculous. Dark Hollow by Anna Katherine Green

I felt some sentiment that it must be a judgment on us also. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

Jack London But the man knew, having achieved a judgment on the subject, and he removed the mitten from his right hand and helped tear out the ice-particles. Lost Face by Jack London

John Stuart Mill And these qualities he requires and exercises exactly in proportion as the part of his conduct which he determines according to his own judgment and feelings is a large one. On Liberty by John Stuart Mill [1859]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu A man who dies in delusion, and awakes not to celestial music and the light of paradise, but to the trumpet of judgment and the sight of the abyss, will quail as Cleve did. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]

Robert Browning When Paul once reasoned of righteousness And of temperance and of judgment to come, Good Felix trembled, he could no less: John, snickering, crook’d his wicked thumb. Dramatic Romances by Robert Browning [1845]

Elizabeth Gaskell No one shall speak a judgment ‘twixt Philip and me. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

Personally, I have no fear of my judgment being affected by his attractions. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

Arthur Schopenhauer The child would, in this way, have its mind once for all habituated to clear views and thorough-going knowledge; it would use its own judgment and take an unbiased estimate of things. Studies in Pessimism by Arthur Schopenhauer

George Gissing Obviously, and in the nature of the case, he was urging a proposal in which he himself had all faith; but Marian knew his judgment was far from infallible. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Benjamin Disraeli Among the notes and cards and letters on his table was a long and pressing dispatch from Mr. Putney Giles awaiting his judgment and decision on many points. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

The judgment of the reviewers influenced popular taste; and the book was as decided a pecuniary failure as Wordsworth’s previous ventures had been. Wordsworth by F. W. H. Myers [1881]

There is one thing that they should not do: they should pass no judgment on man’s destiny, for it is a thing with which they are unacquainted. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

H. G. Wells Yes. But I should have to think them over a lot before I could pass judgment upon them. The Croquet Player by H. G. Wells [1936]

Rudyard Kipling He said it was a judgment on him for shirking. Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

Arthur Conan Doyle I want you to open all notes and telegrams, and to act on your own judgment if any news should come. The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Rudyard Kipling He might even add, almost as slack as the administration of certain houses which now thought fit to sit in judgment on his actions. Stalky & Co. by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

That lurking unhealthiness spread from the centre, and soon overcame their judgment entirely. A Study of Hawthorne by G. P. Lathrop [1876]

Theodore Dreiser Art judgment in Philadelphia at this time was not exceedingly high; and some of the pictures, for lack of appreciative understanding, were disposed of at much too low a figure. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

But Scott’s judgment was obviously blinded by his just and warm regard for Joanna Baillie herself. Sir Walter Scott by Richard H. Hutton [1878]

If you find her inclined to think me wrong in any particular, desire her to suspend her judgment till then; and if not to please me, to satisfy her own curiosity, she may come. The Life and Letters of John Gay by Lewis Melville

Robert Louis Stevenson If the weight be heavy and the track smooth, the toboggan takes the bit between its teeth; and to steer a couple of full-sized friends in safety requires not only judgment but desperate exertion. Collected Essays by Robert Louis Stevenson

Both Hickory and myself acknowledge we are more or less baffled by this case, and Gryce’s judgment is a good thing to have in a perplexity. Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green

Sigmund Freud The dream-content appropriates this judgment like any other fragment of the dream-thoughts. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

But, possibly from some want of judgment in punishments inflicted, I had become perverse and obstinate in defying chastisement, and rather proud of it than otherwise. Wordsworth by F. W. H. Myers [1881]

Gaston Leroux The man who had pronounced judgment and who had the bearing of Jesus advanced, and there was a brief exchange of words between the two young men. The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux [1913]

Upon these confessions judgment was pronounced. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

George Gissing How could I be unkind or rude to you? I didn’t for a moment mean that my judgment was better than yours; it is my feelings that I speak of. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Yet, says Mr. Froude, in a judgment which every careful reader must endorse: “Of all men I have ever seen Carlyle was the least patient of the common woes of humanity. Carlyle by John Nichol [1892]

You know what the world’s justice and mankind’s judgment are like. The Warrior’s Soul by Joseph Conrad [1916]

Olaf Stapledon And so the final judgment of value may be perverted. Saints and Revolutionaries by Olaf Stapledon

Margaret Oliphan Nevertheless, it had its scathing and wounding effect as much as if the little observer, whose small judgment worked so precociously, had been capable of understanding the things which she condemned. The Sisters Brontë by Margaret Oliphan

Strong; stern; decided and unyielding, where his judgment was once formed; he was trusted as an oracle by those who had dealings with him. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

John Galsworthy There are natures in which discovery of what threatens happiness perverts to prejudice all judgment of the disturbing object. Swan Song by John Galsworthy

Anthony Trollope Of what her mood towards him might be, he could form no judgment from her looks. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

John Galsworthy In my judgment he is so liable. The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

Maria Edgeworth This judgment once pronounced, he proceeded to justify, by wresting to the prisoner’s disadvantage every circumstance that appeared. Forester by Maria Edgeworth

Robert Green Ingersoll In my judgment the American people are too brave, too charitable, too generous, too magnanimous to believe in the infamous dogma of an eternal hell. On Hell by Robert Green Ingersoll

His judgment was cool; the captain’s hot. The Ebony Box by Ellen Wood [1883]

Your judgment is well balanced; your heart is kind; your principles are sound. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

Yet in all his dealings with the art-products of mankind he manifests the same curious dryness and mechanical literality of judgment — a dryness increased by pride in his non-conformity. Memories and Studies by William James

I have looked up to him and reverenced him; and I must be a very foolish girl if my judgment is so poor that I can respect a worthless man. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Elizabeth Gaskell Every sense had been strained in watching — every power of thought or judgment had been kept on the full stretch. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

Elizabeth Gaskell Her judgment and her untiring unselfishness could not fail to make way. The Moorland Cottage by Elizabeth Gaskell [1851]

Edgar Allan Poe The arrangements of the room had been left to Trippetta’s superintendence; but, in some particulars, it seems, she had been guided by the calmer judgment of her friend the dwarf. Old World Romances by Edgar Allan Poe

Milton was not arrogant when he suffered a suggestion of judgment to escape him that proved a prophesy; nor was General Washington when he accepted of the command of the American forces. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft [1792]

Thoth hath set down his judgment in writing, and the Company of the Gods have declared on his behalf that [his] evidence is very true. The Book of the Dead by E. A. Wallis Budge

John Stuart Mill There is no subject on which there is a greater habitual difference of judgment between a man judging for himself, and the same man judging for other people. The Subjection of Women by John Stuart Mill [1869]

John Galsworthy And Dinny knew that judgment in this quarter was definitely reserved. Flowering Wilderness by John Galsworthy

Maria Edgeworth Seriously, Lady Olivia had left Paris before I arrived, therefore you cannot have my judgment of her ladyship, which I presume is all you could depend upon. Leonora by Maria Edgeworth [1806]

So, seeing no risk, and the temptation being strong, Sir Bale resolved to avail himself of the purse, and use his own judgment as to what horse to back. The Haunted Baronet by J. Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

Algernon Blackwood It would be deplorable, a tragedy, if judgment were destroyed by personal bias and desire. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Anne Bronte Their hours of study were managed in much the same way; my judgment or convenience was never once consulted. Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte [1847]

Mark Twain It is not good judgment to fit a crown of life upon a city which has been destroyed six times. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Elizabeth Gaskell Her attention was distracted by sounds which to him had no meaning; and her judgment she felt was wavering and disturbed. The Moorland Cottage by Elizabeth Gaskell [1851]

Anthony Trollope This first arose no doubt from the different views which we took as to that property of which I have spoken, and as to which your judgment may possibly have been better than mine. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Sir Walter Scott My mother’s judgment had become weaker, but her passions had become more irritable, during her increasing illness. The Fortunes of Nigel by Sir Walter Scott [1822]

The right of judgment in so personal a matter — is indisputably yours, however — and I write to acknowledge, not to question it. A Daughter of To-Day by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1894]

Guy de Maupassan Luncheon was a gloomy affair; and there was a general coolness toward Boule de Suif, for night, which brings counsel, had somewhat modified the judgment of her companions. Boule de Suif by Guy de Maupassan

George Gissing It was one thing to point out that Thyrza was in danger of being columniated, another to believe that the evil judgment was merited. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

John Stuart Mill And there needs be the less hesitation to accept this judgment respecting the quality of pleasures, since there is no other tribunal to be referred to even on the question of quantity. Utilitarianism by John Stuart Mill

George Eliot You’re always in extremes; you have no judgment and self-command; and yet you think you know best, and will not submit to be guided. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

A cloudy blue outfit that made one think of forget-me-nots and wood-smoke and bluebells and summer distances, and was further calculated to bedevil the judgment of sober men. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

His mother, the one woman in the world for whose judgment he felt real respect, could afford him both. What Really Happened by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1926]

But there is enough of the woman in my nature to free my judgment of women from glamorous reticency. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Edith Wharton On cardinal points he was inflexible, but in minor matters he had that elasticity of judgment which enables the Catholic discipline to fit itself to every inequality of the human conscience. Crucial Instances by Edith Wharton [1901]

George Gissing No, no, for my insincerity to yourself I have no excuse to offer; no judgment upon it can be too severe. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

There were also very few materials accessible to a man like me to form a judgment from. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Anthony Trollope I lament bitterly that he should have been cut off in his sins, and hurried before the judgment seat of the great Judge without an hour given to him for repentance. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Robert Louis Stevenson Words were needless; he knew all — perhaps more than all — and the hour of judgment was at hand. The Weir of Hermiston by Robert Louis Stevenson

Sir Walter Scott You are welcome to form your judgment of me, and I may use my conjectures touching you, though neither of our shafts may hit the mark they are shot at. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott [1820]

Mark Twain If it is not a chapter that any company might be proud to have a body write about them, my judgment is fit for nothing. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

E. F. Benson She would sell out her entire holding in Siriami, and Burma Corporation and Southern Rails Preferred should enact a judgment of Solomon on the proceeds and each take half. Lucia's Progress by E. F. Benson [1935]

Samuel Johnson His judgment was eminently exact both with regard to writings and to men. Lives of the Poets by Samuel Johnson

Wilkie Collins He was a great favorite with all of them; patient and gentle and brave; only wanting a little more judgment to be the most valuable recruit who had joined the brotherhood. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

I had my share of judgment and audacity which surprises me now that the years have chilled the blood without dimming the memory. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

But the consideration of these points, and the well balancing of what you may esteem your duties, I leave to you; my judgment and ideas are already disturbed by the near approach of death. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

H. G. Wells On the other hand I maintain that my judgment on the kindergarten childishness of that practical course was fundamentally sound. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

I think you will never cause my judgment to be impeached for what I have done; but if you do, I can’t condemn myself for it, and hope I shall have no reason to repent it. Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins by Robert Paltock [1751]

Sigmund Freud The number 18 with which the judgment in the dream is meaninglessly connected still retains a trace of the context from which the real judgment was taken. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Anna Katherine Green Certainly she had to take more than one look at the everyday implements she carried to retain that balance of judgment which should prevent her from becoming the dupe of her own expectations. Dark Hollow by Anna Katherine Green

Mr. Robert’s usual keen judgment and business capacity became a little impaired. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

Theodore Dreiser He knew it of his own judgment to be true. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

He, a white man whose worst fault till then had been a little want of judgment and too much confidence in the rectitude of his kind! That woman was a complete savage, and . An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

Theodore Dreiser It clarified her judgment on the instant. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Daniel Defoe This proposal did not agree at all with my judgment of the thing, though it was very fair and kind in my mother; but my thoughts ran quite another way. The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe [1683]

The unusual nature of the demand on my judgment puzzled me, especially following the alarms of the night. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

Anthony Trollope He did believe himself to have some small critical judgment in musical matters. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Sigmund Freud They would all confirm what we have learned from those already cited: namely, that an act of judgment in a dream is merely the repetition of an original act of judgment in the dream-thoughts. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Arthur Conan Doyle There was still time, by judgment and energy, to stop this frightful evil. Danger! and other stories by Arthur Conan Doyle [1918]

Anthony Trollope And not all the laws that were ever made, nor all the judges that ever sat in judgment shall make me call myself by another name than his. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

The causes of vavasors or vavasories appertained to the cognizance of this court, where wills were proved, judgment and execution given, cases criminal and civil determined. The Commonwealth of Oceana by James Harrington

D. H. Lawrence He took his stand absolutely on his own judgment of himself. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Rudyard Kipling As a caste, the working Englishmen in Native States are curiously interesting; and the traveller whose tact by this time has been blunted by tramping, sits in judgment upon them as he has seen them. Letters of Marque by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Robert Louis Stevenson Dear me, dear me,’ he said, looking in my face with a curious, puzzled, and pathetic look, like a dull child at school, ‘if there be a judgment afterwards, my bill is long enough. The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson

And then, to speak the whole truth, there was no man capable of forming a judgment who attended so little to the march of events as I did at that time. Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad [1921]

Edith Wharton They meant, she supposed, that when she had explored the intricacies and darknesses of her own heart her judgment of others would be less absolute. The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

Rudyard Kipling It ought to have made them afraid of the judgment of Providence. ANTHONY. Mrs. Herriott will make Gaddy afraid of something more than the judgment of Providence, I fancy. Soldiers Three by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Thomas Hardy He thought of Rhoda Brook and her son; and feared this might be a judgment from heaven upon him. Wessex Tales by Thomas Hardy [1888]

Jules Verne If I had found the document myself, and my judgment had not been misled by your interpretation, I should never have read it differently. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

Wilkie Collins Suppose the legal decision goes against the widow? How do I know that judgment has not been pronounced already? The suspense is intolerable. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

John Locke This judgment apt to be mistaken for direct perception. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

Algernon Blackwood In the end in the long run your own best judgment must prevail. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Anthony Trollope It was of her that he had come to form a judgment — to tell himself whether she was or was not such as he had dreamed her to be. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

Arthur Conan Doyle Put forward a defence, or seat yourself, and let judgment be passed. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle No man handles his adjectives with greater judgment and nicer discrimination. Through the Magic Door by Arthur Conan Doyle [1907]

It’s as safe as judgment day and guaranteed by the Government as well. The Jest of Life by Arthur Gask [1936]

John Galsworthy It seemed so entirely to preclude leniency of judgment among the ‘pukka sahibs’ if the worst were true. Flowering Wilderness by John Galsworthy

Besides, he loves his liberty, has no politeness, and speaks very bad French; but his judgment seems to be solid. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Robert Green Ingersoll In my judgment they expected the end of the world in a very few days. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Maria Edgeworth Change of circumstances, however alarming, cannot shake the fixed judgment of my understanding. Leonora by Maria Edgeworth [1806]

Algernon Blackwood Promise me” the voice and manner were very earnest “that you will not communicate these to him in any way, and that you will keep your judgment absolutely unbiased and untainted. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Jean-Jacques Rousseau The general will is always in the right, but the judgment which guides it is not always enlightened. The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Anthony Trollope But I have his judgment to fall back upon. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

Oscar Wilde On the reed-grown banks of that little stream strutted no ridiculous journalism monopolising the seat of judgment when it should be apologising in the dock. Intentions by Oscar Wilde [1891]

H. G. Wells But I set it down, and the reader must form his judgment as he will. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells [1898]

George Gissing Your judgment of me will be sterner than that of mere men of the world, who take self-seeking and dishonour for granted. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

Francis Bacon In the first place, then, the introduction of famous discoveries appears to hold by far the first place among human actions; and this was the judgment of the former ages. The New Organon by Francis Bacon [1620]

Though a man may with good reason maintain that to be the more confirmed habit of the mind which naturally admits of no disorder, than that which by application and judgment eschews it. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

What my thoughts were, what my judgment upon this astounding act of self-destruction for conscience sake, it will not interest you to know. The Mill Mystery by Anna Katharine Green

The day of judgment draws nigh. In the World by Maksim Gorky

Sigmund Freud Thus, what I believed to be a judgment as regards the finished dream was a part, and indeed the most essential part, of the dream-content. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

H. G. Wells Nowhere in the whole English-speaking world is there anything one can compare to a voice and a judgment — much less any discussion between reputable voices. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

Edith Wharton He felt mortified at what her judgment of him must be, and resentful, almost, that she should have exposed him to divining it. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

George Eliot But I hope I convinced you about the drag-nets?” Here was a judgment on me. Impressions of Theophrastus Such by George Eliot [1878]

James Anthony Froude The judgment to come Mr. Badman laughed at ‘as old woman’s fable,’ but his courage lasted only as long as he was well and strong. Bunyan by James Anthony Froude [1880]

Anthony Trollope There had doubtless been much in the whole affair which had placed it outside the pale of things which are subject to the ordinary judgment of men. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

Robert Louis Stevenson Practice is a more intricate and desperate business than the toughest theorising; life is an affair of cavalry, where rapid judgment and prompt action are alone possible and right. Lay Morals by Robert Louis Stevenson

Anna Katherine Green Better to stand my ground, and take the consequences, than to act the coward’s part and slink away like those other men of blood I had so often sat in judgment upon. Dark Hollow by Anna Katherine Green

Leslie Stephen The result is what one might expect from the attempt of a writer without an ear to sit in judgment upon the greatest master of harmony in the language. Samuel Johnson by Leslie Stephen [1878]

Anthony Trollope She little knew with how profound a judgment he was managing his affairs. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

Anthony Trollope It would then have seemed to those who sat in judgment on her that she might have righted everything by that one blow from which she had abstained. North America by Anthony Trollope

His ruling passion was to sit in judgment upon others; and being a magistrate, he was the most active and the most rigid of all the magistrates L—— had ever known. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

Henry Adams Sumner had a number of rivals who held his judgment in no high esteem, and one of these was Senator Seward. The two men would have disliked each other by instinct had they lived in different planets. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

The greater part thought it a judgment of God, to prevent or punish our emigration from our native land. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

But the doctor’s steady look told me he relied more on his own judgment than on anything she or I could say. The Mill Mystery by Anna Katharine Green

Thomas Paine There is a mystery in the countenance of some causes, which we have not always present judgment enough to explain. The American Crisis by Thomas Paine

Walter Scott Father Eustace would have been a bad administrator of the inquisitorial power of Spain, where that power was omnipotent, and where judgment was exercised without danger to those who inflicted it. The Monastery by Walter Scott [1820]

Robert Louis Stevenson It was as good as a play to see her sitting in judgment over the last. Collected Essays by Robert Louis Stevenson

More than one of the dead were among those whom he had remarked in the Wood. Men and women were hastening to judgment with their sins heavy on them — sins unrepented and for ever unrepentable. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

Edith Wharton People were agreed that Dr. Lanskell’s judgment was sound; but what secretly drew them to him was the fact that, in the most totem-ridden of communities he was known not to be afraid of anything. The Old Maid by Edith Wharton

He persisted also in deferring to my judgment and sense with an over-emphasis called out by his perpetual surprise at my youth. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

E. Phillips Oppenheim It is just your youth which makes your judgment so absurd. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Helen Zimmern In her, Irish good qualities were mingled with practical wisdom, judgment and good sense, and produced a combination both rare and charming. Maria Edgeworth by Helen Zimmern

I appeal to you, sir, to discharge me, or, if you have not so much confidence in your own judgment as to do that, then I demand a commission of lunacy, and a public inquiry. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Sir Walter Scott Beaumanoir will name another of the Order to defend his judgment in thy place, and the accused will as assuredly perish as if thou hadst taken the duty imposed on thee. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott [1820]

And this is the same Trope used when one speaks about himself in extenuation and gives a judgment contrary to one’s own. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

Her husband adored her, and had surrendered his judgment to her guidance with a most supreme faith in her infallibility. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Oscar Wilde Of course, he is far too close to our own time for us to be able to form any purely artistic judgment about him. Intentions by Oscar Wilde [1891]

As he made no defence, judgment was given against him, and Paulina triumphed. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

Maria Edgeworth Before I sympathise in your pity, my judgment must be convinced that it is reasonable. Leonora by Maria Edgeworth [1806]

Nathaniel Hawthorne If few or none could appreciate the technical merit of his productions, yet there were points in regard to which the opinion of the crowd was as valuable as the refined judgment of the amateur. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

This I take to he a humiliating confession, as it proves my own want of judgment in publishing, and the public’s in reading, things which cannot have stamina for permanence. Byron by John Nichol [1880]

Jane Austen There is great truth, however, in what you have now urged of the allowances which ought to be made for him, and it is my wish to be candid in my judgment of every body. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen [1811]

Mark Twain How did Henry of Huntington know that the Archbishop was sent to his grave by judgment of God for consecrating Stephen? He does not explain. What is Man? and other essays by Mark Twain

Guy de Maupassant I suppose I sit too much in judgment on women to submit much to their fascination. Letter Found on a Drowned Man (Lettre trouvée sur un noyé) by Guy de Maupassant [1884]

Leslie Stephen He had never heard her talk so well, and admitted that she had a most unfailing judgment and discerning head. Swift by Leslie Stephen [1882]

Jane Austen I should have expected better judgment in Colonel Campbell.” From that moment, Emma could have taken her oath that Mr. Knightley had had no concern in giving the instrument. Emma by Jane Austen [1816]

Arthur Conan Doyle This is what he says: MY DEAR MR. SHERLOCK HOLMES: “Lord Backwater tells me that I may place implicit reliance upon your judgment and discretion. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Anthony Trollope The rules of the world were too plainly written to allow her to guide herself by any special judgment of her own in such a matter. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

Edward Jenner The most perfect criterion by which the judgment may be guided is perhaps that adopted by those who attend infected cattle. On Vaccination Against Smallpox by Edward Jenner

Wilkie Collins The memory which had recalled, and the judgment which had arranged, the succession of events related in the narrative, revealed a mind in full possession of its resources. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Wilkie Collins It’s a judgment on me for having been down at heel in half the shops in London, first with one shoe and then with the other, all the time I’ve been out. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

H. Rider Haggard The main body of the army reached the neck about dinner-time, and I must say that Nyleptha’s judgment had not failed her, it was an admirable place to give battle in, especially to a superior force. Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard

Sigmund Freud In this case, it is true, a judgment was expressed, but in reality, not in a dream, and on an occasion which is remembered and utilized by the dream-thoughts. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

H. G. Wells I wanted more of the story and I did not want any mental probing, judgment dissection, earnest invasion of my private thoughts by this pretentious individual. The Croquet Player by H. G. Wells [1936]

Edith Wharton What danger was there in wasting a few hours over her when his judgment remained so unaffected? He strolled out into the garden. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

In the absence of any public regulation the precious and sacred ideals in the arts must be trusted to the several artists, who bring themselves to judgment when they violate them. Literature and Life by William Dean Howells

H. G. Wells His judgment no more than his courage is to be taken by surprise. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

It is, however, very difficult to form any judgment why one particular tribe and not another has been successful and has risen in the scale of civilisation. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

John Hill Burton He reached its highest honours, and even sat in judgment on his fellow apprentice, whom time and misery had so changed, that he was not recognised by him. Introduction to the Study of the Works of Jeremy Bentham by John Hill Burton

Theodore Dreiser At fifty-seven years of age men who are used only to the most successful financial calculations and the credit that goes with unerring judgment dread to be made a mark by chance or fate. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Henry Adams Both had been familiar since childhood, as the story has shown, and neither had warped the umpire’s judgment by its favors. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

That judgment has been long reversed. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Then, as the other had paused, he repeated in a blank tone — “An error of judgment . An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

John Galsworthy It was not his fault; it was her error of judgment — her misfortune. To Let by John Galsworthy

Anthony Trollope We may sneer at the want of judgment thus displayed, but such slowness of judgment is human and has always existed. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

George Gissing Her judgment on this point had been formed five or six years ago; she felt that nothing now could ever shake it. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Nathaniel Hawthorne She resembled, in her fierce pursuit of them, an infant pestilence — the scarlet fever, or some such half-fledged angel of judgment — whose mission was to punish the sins of the rising generation. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1850]

Bronislaw Malinowski The first category implies much more abstraction and qualifying judgment than the second. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

George Eliot Afterwards Esther found herself unable to listen so as to form any judgment on what she heard. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

Taking all things into consideration, Braddock thought that Archie’s judgment was a good one, and yielded. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

Robert Green Ingersoll In my judgment man has made every religion and made every book. On Hell by Robert Green Ingersoll

E. Phillips Oppenheim Greening’s judgment is simply marvelous. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

Her judgment was obscured by the magnitude of her meanness in her own eyes. Tiny Luttrell by E. W. Hornung [1893]

Elizabeth Barrett Browning Never was lady on earth more true as woman and wife, Larger in judgment and instinct, prouder in manners and life. Poems Before Congress by Elizabeth Barrett Browning [1860]

It was like the day of judgment to him, only it was his body and not his soul that was on trial. The Jest of Life by Arthur Gask [1936]