Phrases with "jumble"

It was full of a jumble of newspapers, books, old clothes and underlinen, in bundles. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Edith Wharton The rooms were bare but clean, and so high above the town that they commanded the jumble of roofs and towers descending to the bridge, and a glimpse of the brown hills beyond. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

Its one dormer window looked over a jumble of roofs to a large blank wall. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

H. G. Wells It was a jumble of “progressive” organization and “little man” democracy. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

H. G. Wells And then at regular intervals out of that distant brown purple jumble of thickets against the snow came two more shots. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

Over the latter there was a high-backed bridge flanked by guard-houses, and beyond a jumble of masonry which promised narrow old — world streets. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

A muddled old house it was by this, a jumble of chimneys, gables and crooked corners. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

D.H. Lawrence There was a delightful sense of risk in scrambling with bare feet over the smooth irregular jumble of rocks. The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence

Sometimes I felt as if I ought to understand what the parson tried to hammer into my head; but I couldn’t do anything but make a jumble of it. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

John Galsworthy If you get up a jumble sale, Mrs. Mont, I wish you’d sell the Bishop at it. Swan Song by John Galsworthy

The place, a jumble of ink and blood and murky gold, seemed too fantastic for earth — unhallowed, too, a thing founded on lust and death and lit terribly by the fires of hell. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

Abraham Merri The jumble of snow-and-ice-mantled mountains clustered around it. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

Abraham Merri If we had struck them we would have been a jumble of broken bones and mangled flesh. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

In this strange jumble are preserved, we can scarcely doubt, the first compositions which we know of Spenser’s. Spenser by R. W. Church [1879]

H. G. Wells I heard the voice of the little priest and a jumble of other voices, I suppose there was some sort of resistance, but we could do nothing. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

D. H. Lawrence She heard them pass the end of the house, and come awkwardly down the three steps, a jumble of shuffling footsteps and muttering voices. The Odour of Chrysanthemums by D. H. Lawrence

Elizabeth Von Arnim Such a jumble of spring and summer was not to be believed in, except by those who dwelt in those gardens. The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1922]

John Locke These ideas themselves, being archetypes, cannot differ from their archetypes, and so cannot be chimerical, unless any one will jumble together in them inconsistent ideas. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

And through the jumble of my thoughts darted the sudden knowledge that there was a sea-fog outside — a thing quite different from the nightly mists of the bay. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

I’m counting on Miss Mayfill to give us something really NICE for the jumble sale. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

Algernon Blackwood It looks like a jumble sale already!” And he stood on a heap of things to wedge them down still tighter. Sand by Algernon Blackwood [1912]

Henry James It’s the queerest jumble of contraries. A Light Man by Henry James [1869]

Half-way down the slope became easier, a jumble of boulders and boiler-plates, till it reached the waters of the small haven, which lay calm as a mill-pond in the windless forenoon. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

Some such point he had reached in the hurrying jumble of his thoughts when Allan addressed him. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

The very multiplication table swam a jumble of numbers. Serapion by Francis Stevens

That street was a jumble of every nationality on earth. Greenmantle by John Buchan

H.P. Lovecraft They found him unconscious by the edge of a night-black pool, with a grotesquely horrible jumble of decay and bone, identifiable through dental work as the body of Suydam, a few feet away. The Horror at Red Hook by H.P. Lovecraft [1925]

Charlotte Perkins Gilman The “forced jumble with disagreeable neighbors!” I recalled those sheltered quiet grounds; each house with its trees and lawn, its garden and its outdoor games. Moving the Mountain by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1911]

D. H. Lawrence There is a great, false baroque façade to a church, up a wavering vast mass of steps: and at the side a wonderful jumble of roundnesses with a jumble of round tiled roofs, peaked in the centre. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

H. G. Wells It is a jumble of slights, injustices and hasty condemnations, plus a considerable amount of exacerbated resentment and ineffective reprisal on my own part. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

D. H. Lawrence As he came out of the familiar jumble of shafts and wheels in the shed, the water, in little waves, came washing strongly against his legs. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Wilkie Collins He will have your names supplied to him on a strip of paper, with dozens of other names; and he will read them out all together in one inarticulate jumble in church. Miss or Mrs? by Wilkie Collins [1871]

She had remained thoughtful, letting her deep motionless eyes rest on the streaming jumble of traffic. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

D. H. Lawrence There was a jumble market every Monday afternoon in the old market-place in town. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Some of them dropped over the wall, but most huddled like sheep through the door on the west side, a jumble of struggling, panic-stricken mortality. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

E. F. Benson Look: it reminds me of an auctioneer at a jumble sale. Trouble for Lucia by E. F. Benson [1939]

They won’t get this jumble loosened up in an hour. The Four Million by O. Henry [1906]

Virginia Woolf He had only been back ten days, and his mind was a jumble of odds and ends. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

Zona Gale He even managed frantically to write down a jumble of words of which he could make nothing, save here and there a phrase like a touch of hands from the silence: “ . Romance Island by Zona Gale [1906]

D. H. Lawrence Below was a jumble of hills and tiny villages — Mattock, Ambergate, Stoney Middleton. The lads were eager to spy out the church of Bestwood, far away among the rather crowded country on the left. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

H.P. Lovecraft In reply to a jumble of questions they only shook their heads and reaffirmed one vital fact. The Dunwich Horror by H.P. Lovecraft [1928]

Before him the road was lost momentarily in the woods of a shooting-box, but reappeared at a great distance climbing a swell of upland which seemed to be the glacis of a jumble of bold summits. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

E. F. Benson Without Love they were nothing—odds and ends, fit for a jumble sale. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

But, dearie me! all’s in a jumble till Master Charles comes back, for she’ll not know, poor thing, what she’s to do till he talks wi’ her—now all’s changed. The Wyvern Mystery by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

M. R. James What I read was only the most hopeless jumble of letters that was ever shaken up in a hat. Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James

Guy de Maupassan He expressed in his language — the Corsican patois, a jumble of French and Italian — his pleasure at welcoming them, when a shrill voice interrupted him. The History of a Heart by Guy de Maupassan

H. G. Wells It was a very warm old silk slipper, I know, because she dropped it out of a pocket in the aisle — there was a sort of jumble in the aisle — and I picked it up for her. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

In the midst of a jumble of disconnected ideas I suddenly found myself listening again to the silence—listening as if it had been broken by a sound which I had not heard. The Danvers Jewels by Mary Cholmondeley [1886]