Phrases with "judgments"

Algernon Blackwood Through his extremely rapid mind, as he watched, poured memories, reflections, judgments in concentrated form, yet calmly, steadily, though against a background of deep and troubled emotion. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

H. G. Wells The thought of the invasion of her agreeable little back street establishment by this Britannic system of judgments filled Marjorie’s heart with secret terrors. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

James Anthony Froude The informers were the natural but most accursed products of the Conventicle Acts. Popular abhorrence relieved itself by legends of the dreadful judgments which had overtaken these wretches. Bunyan by James Anthony Froude [1880]

Robert Louis Stevenson But anon the fear would take me otherwise; I would be shaken with a perfect panic of self-esteem, and these supposed hard judgments appear an injustice impossible to be supported. Catriona by Robert Louis Stevenson

Olaf Stapledon The entirely unself-righteous way in which he delivered these judgments was disarming. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

Stephen Lucius Gwynn His judgments on the music which he heard are in strong contrast, brief and confident—the utterance of a genuine taste. Thomas Moore by Stephen Lucius Gwynn [1905]

M. P. Shiel I have known no intelligence whose judgments in general were more trustworthy; and though his moral sense was not dainty, being as rough-and-ready as the whole Rolls, his substance was sound as a nut. Children of the Wind by M. P. Shiel [1923]

She was a Christian, too; and a certain sentence touching wrongful judgments rose up against her while Mr. Marchmont was speaking. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Rudyard Kipling Then were the judgments loosened; then was your shame revealed, At the hands of a little people, few but apt in the field. The Five Nations by Rudyard Kipling [1903]

Edith Wharton After that his judgments would ring out with such authority that people said: “One good thing about Tarrant is that he always knows his own mind. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

Even the soldiers of the Praetorian guard, whose duty it was to attend the judges in the court of the palace, forced from them whatsoever judgments they pleased. The Secret History of the Court of Justinian by Procopius [1896]

Olaf Stapledon Moral judgments may conflict with one another. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

Alfred Ainger His judgments of pictures are, as might be expected, those of a man of letters, not of a painter. Charles Lamb by Alfred Ainger [1882]

Virginia Woolf That is one reason why our judgments of living writers are so wildly erratic. The Death of the Moth and other essays by Virginia Woolf [1942]

E. Phillips Oppenheim You rely on your own judgments and you jump to conclusions. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

George Gissing So far from dreading the judgments that would follow her disappearance, she felt a pride in evil repute. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

G. K. Chesterton He is important to moderns because he led that return to Toryism which has been the chief feature of modernity, but his judgments were often not only spiritually false, but really quite superficial. Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

Thomas Wolfe They now believed with an absolute and unquestioning faith that some power of intuition in him made all his judgments infallible. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Sometimes accident brings back here and there one, but the mind is full of irrevocable remembrances and unthinkable thoughts, which take a part in all its judgments as indestructible forces. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

Oliver Goldsmith But as men are most capable of distinguishing merit in women, so the ladies often form the truest judgments of us. The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith

Foreign judgments can manifestly have little weight on matters of form, and not one of the above-mentioned critics is sufficiently alive to the egregious shortcomings which Byron himself recognized. Byron by John Nichol [1880]

Robert Louis Stevenson People utter their judgments with a cannonade of syllables; a big word is as good as a meal to them; and the turn of a phrase goes further than humour or wisdom. Essays of Travel by Robert Louis Stevenson

George Gissing The judgments could not but be damnatory, and their expression in journalistic phrase would disturb his mind with evil rancour. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

All this seems to be even truer of judgments regarding worth or honor than of judgments of taste generally. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

Margaret Oliphan Anne too became a governess with something of the same experience as Charlotte, and uttering very hard judgments of unconscious people who were not the least unkind to her. The Sisters Brontë by Margaret Oliphan

My reason is always faulty and my judgments are always bad. The Lonely House by Arthur Gask [1929]

George Gissing I like to be thought much of; it is delicious to feel that people respect me, that they apply other judgments to me than to girls in general. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

Olaf Stapledon Two conflicting moral judgments cannot both be right. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

James Anthony Froude Bunyan was specially attentive to accounts of judgments upon swearing, to which he was himself addicted. Bunyan by James Anthony Froude [1880]

John Locke The ill consequence of this, if our former judgments were not rightly made. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

Thus, might a divine say: Will he arrest the judgments of God by a demurrer? Thus, again, Hamlet apostrophizes the lawyer’s skull by the technical terms used in actions for assault, &c. Oxford by Thomas De Quincey [1835]

H. G. Wells Bellacourt disliked Reedly’s moustaches, disliked his overriding, short, sharp manner, his barking judgments that were always wrong when you thought them over. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

But why should you or the world so much inveigh against my choosing her? Their judgments are accompanied vanity, let not yours be so; but examine her actions thoroughly, before you condemn her. The Private Memoirs of Sir Kenelm Digby by Kenelm Digby

Hence come so many errors and follies, by which our judgments and the actions of our lives are perverted; so that few or none order their actions rightly and justly. On the Magnet by William Gilber

George Gissing Such judgments have little to do with personal feeling, and I want, if it be possible, to soften your heart to her, that is all. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

I had come to found my judgments of people and of things upon Elodia’s, even against the testimony of my reason. Unveiling a Parallel by Alice Ilgenfritz Jones and Ella Merchant [1893]

Rudyard Kipling I would deliver ‘brawling judgments all day long; on all things unashamed. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

But these hasty judgments did not influence me. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green

Jack London This group of madmen met frequently and passed wholesale judgments upon offending members and servitors of the Oligarchy. The executions were afterward apportioned by lot. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

H. G. Wells They seemed to keep on looking at him and passing Hebridean judgments on him. Star-Begotten by H. G. Wells [1937]

H. G. Wells When we do not know what is indisputably right, then we have to use our judgments to the utmost to do each what seems to him probably right. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

Anthony Trollope They would say that slander, scorn, and uncharitable judgments create deeper feuds than do robbery and violence, and produce deeper enmity and worse rancor. North America by Anthony Trollope

Our judgments at any rate change the character of FUTURE reality by the acts to which they lead. The Meaning of Truth by William James

Once we have taken in the features of this diagram that so successfully solves the world-old problem, the older ways of proving the necessity of judgments cease to give us satisfaction. A Pluralistic Universe by William James [1909]

But his references to classic Greek authors are relatively few and timid compared with his grasp and mastery of the Latin. His judgments on Greek authors are also, to say the least, singular. Gibbon by James Cotter Morison [1878]

Jane Austen I thought our judgments were given us merely to be subservient to those of neighbours. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen [1811]

Robert Louis Stevenson Between these two views, at best, all temperate judgments will be found to fall; and rather, as I imagine, towards the last. Familiar Studies of Men and Books by Robert Louis Stevenson

And by that hand they make all their judgments in the country, whoso hath right or wrong. The Travels of Sir John Mandeville by John Mandeville

Benjamin Disraeli His plan for arranging all differences had the merit of being brief; and if brevity be the soul of wit, it certainly was most unreasonable in his subjects to consider his judgments no joke. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

Miles Franklin Her judgments of people would amuse you, Sir.” Derek beamed upon me every now and again. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

She delivered her judgments as she went about her work, the morning after the ladies’ visit, while Annie sat before the breakfast-table, which she had given her leave to clear. Annie Kilburn by William Dean Howells

William Morris Listen; I know God’s judgments much better than you do. The Hollow Land by William Morris [1856]

This mimicry in the methods of the apperception of beauty and in the forming of judgments of taste need not result in a spurious, or at any rate not a hypocritical or affected, predilection. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

Political judgments are generally vain formalities, for the same passions which give rise to the accusation ordain to the condemnation. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

E. Phillips Oppenheim His judgments upon all matters were readily accepted because they were not only so accurate but because they were obviously unbiased by any personal prejudices. The Man Without Nerves by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

But those who have no national prejudice to warp their judgments may come to a different conclusion. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Henry Fielding The more our judgments err, the less we are willing to own it: for my own part, I have always observed the persons who maintain the worst side in any contest are the warmest. The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews and his friend Mr Abraham Adams by Henry Fielding

Edith Wharton He blushed to think that his opinion of his work had been swayed by the shallow judgments of a public whose taste he despised. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

Arnold Bennett In judgments upon human nature they undoubtedly thought alike, and there was a strong natural general sympathy between them. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Even for the vastest bribe he would never sell the decision of a case, because he knew that a magistrate who gives wrong judgments is caught sooner or later. Burmese Days by George Orwell

Walter Scott Neither do I blame any for aiding them, until these successive great judgments have overwhelmed them and their house. Woodstock by Walter Scott [1855]

Our judgments differ from his, not only because our tastes are different, but because our whole method of judging has changed. Books and Characters by Lytton Strachey

John Galsworthy To rejoin Wilfrid, where this world’s pain and judgments were not, had a fatal attraction. Over the River by John Galsworthy

Sinclair Lewis She perceived how inaccurate her judgments could be. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

And yet it has been found that the most hardened villain has sometimes a vein of superstition, an abject terror of that spirit world whose judgments and punishments he has hazarded so audaciously. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

Edith Wharton It was pitiable that he, who knew the mixed motives on which social judgments depend, should still feel himself so swayed by them. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

Arthur Conan Doyle My plans of life had been ruined, and I had met with hasty judgments and unkind treatment where I had expected sympathy. Tales of Terror and Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle [1923]

John Locke In the first place, I shall consider the wrong judgments men make of future good and evil, whereby their desires are misled. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Reserving judgments is a matter of infinite hope. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The judgments of contemporaries are at variance. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Elizabeth Gaskell But they knew that they might deceive themselves, and that sisters’ judgments of each other’s productions were likely to be too partial to be depended upon. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

James Joyce One always feels that Goethe’s judgments are so true. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

H. G. Wells But whenever she hesitated over something on the verge of cheapness the thought of those impending judgments tipped the balance. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

The activities and judgments of the world in that new January were recorded in her, but she, being magically commanded, was yet free. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

Robert Louis Stevenson But in the case of a bachelor who has enjoyed some measure both of privacy and freedom, his moral judgments have been passed in some accordance with his nature. Virginibus Puerisque by Robert Louis Stevenson

Richard Hakluy And not contented with the judgments of these learned men only, I have searched what might be further said for the confirmation hereof. Voyages in Search of The North-West Passage by Richard Hakluy

George Gissing One would have said that judgments upon her story were indifferent to her; she simply related past events. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

Algernon Blackwood He seemed an intelligent countryman, but an unusually intelligent countryman, though all the time another under-intelligence shone brightly, betraying itself in remarks and judgments oddly phrased. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

The truth which the conforming experience embodies may be a positive addition to the previous reality, and later judgments may have to conform to it. The Meaning of Truth by William James

George Gissing Do you attribute to him such judgments as your own?” His way of speaking was subject to abrupt changes. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

I go not in my judgments by a man’s countenance. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

It would be unjust to assert, that the judgments thus delivered were, in all cases, erroneous; and it would be absurd to believe that they were left altogether to chance. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

John Locke I shall not now enlarge any further on the wrong judgments and neglect of what is in their power, whereby men mislead themselves. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

In one page “the judgments of the heart are of more value than those of the head. Carlyle by John Nichol [1892]

John Morley How much pure and uncontrolled emotion had to do with what ought to have been the reasoned judgments of his understanding we know on his own evidence. Burke by John Morley [1879]

Our judgments of the economic bearing of facts are to some extent shaped by the dominant presence of these weightier interests. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

Robert Louis Stevenson In the dead night, the groaning timber Would jar upon the ear of slumber, And, like Dodona’s talking oak, Of oracles and judgments spoke. Moral Emblems by Robert Louis Stevenson

George Berkeley Qu. Whether our prejudices about gold and silver are not very apt to infect or misguide our judgments and reasonings about the public weal? 250. The Querist by George Berkeley [1735]

Their accounts with righteousness are always even; and God’s judgments do not have to overtake them fitfully in bloody spasms and convulsions of the race. Memories and Studies by William James

Walter Scott This realme hath been ill provided for, that it hath had such corrupt judgments in it, to prefer Robin Hood to God’s word. The Abbot by Walter Scott [1820]

Olaf Stapledon Throughout I distinguish between actual objective fulfilment of capacity and our subjective feelings and judgments of fulfilment. Saints and Revolutionaries by Olaf Stapledon

Virginia Woolf She was a born critic, and a critic whose judgments were inborn, unhesitating. The Death of the Moth and other essays by Virginia Woolf [1942]

H. G. Wells And over against Amanda at her dinner-party sat Sir Sidney Umber, one of those men who know that their judgments are quoted. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

In this way we discovered that we had a common standpoint from which we judged works of art, though our judgments differed pleasantly and provided us with materials for agreeable discussion. The Ghost Ship by Richard Middleton

Men of the world will regard him in one way, worshippers of genius in another; and there are many whom the judgments of neither of these will satisfy. Robert Burns by John Campbell Shairp [1879]

H. G. Wells There had been interventions, judgments upon insufficient evidence, comments, and often quite justifiable comments, that had filled me with an extraordinary savagery of resentment. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

Robert Louis Stevenson But, man, they were sair wonders that God showed to the CHRIST-ANNA— wonders, do I ca’ them? Judgments, rather: judgments in the mirk nicht among the draygons o’ the deep. The Merry Men by Robert Louis Stevenson

Olaf Stapledon The physicist studies the behaviour of electrons without passing moral judgments on it. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

H. G. Wells And behind his judgments even in this first letter there was the suggestion of action gathering. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

Horace Walpole Heaven that delivered her from thy fury, when the judgments so recently fallen on thy house ought to have inspired thee with other thoughts, will continue to watch over her. The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole [1764]

Bronislaw Malinowski Necessarily in a study such as the present one, some allowance must be made for a subjective element in the final judgments on the value of the evidence. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]