Phrases with "knowledge"

Wilkie Collins The day may yet come when nothing will interpose between us and failure but my knowledge of events in Miss Eyrecourt’s life. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

Elizabeth Gaskell There was another circumstance that came to my knowledge at this period which told secrets about the finely-strung frame. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

Anthony Trollope I had not any special knowledge of the minds of English statesmen on this matter; but I knew as well as Americans could do what our statesmen had said and done respecting it. North America by Anthony Trollope

He seemed embarrassed, dazed, and professed to have no knowledge of what had occurred, or how he had come where we found him. The Mysterious Card by Cleveland Moffett [1895]

Small wonder, then, that Mrs. Hableton should condense all her knowledge of the male sex into the one bitter aphorism, “Men is brutes. The Mystery of a Hansom Cab by Fergus Hume

Wilkie Collins She turned pale — probably fearing that I had some knowledge of her letter warning Winterfield not to trust me. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

George Meredith For a principle is involved, besides the knowledge of the other’s triumph or dismay. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

Arnold Bennett In the thousands of people who stayed under her perfect roof, not one mentioned Bursley nor disclosed a knowledge of anybody that Sophia had known. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Anthony Trollope But such talking — such widespread knowledge of her condition, with the gates of her Paradise closed against her, was very hard to bear! And who had closed the gates? Her own hands had done it. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope

George Eliot He had no knowledge of what was likely to be said by the witnesses on the trial, for he had shrunk from all the particulars connected with Hetty’s arrest and accusation. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

Jacques Futrelle By his personal efforts he had mercilessly flattened out and readjusted at least two of the exact sciences and had added immeasurably to the world’s sum of knowledge in others. The Chase of the Golden Plate by Jacques Futrelle [1906]

As a general rule a new point of view or a new formulation of knowledge have been countenanced and taken up within the schools only after these new things have made their way outside of the schools. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

Wilkie Collins Their knowledge of affairs in the City will soon place a good partnership at his disposal, and you will give him the money to buy it out of hand. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

There were times when they walked quietly, the elder ones talking like little old men and women, while the younger ones enlarged their knowledge of life by listening. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Anthony Trollope No doubt the last eighteen months of her life had been made wretched by those horrid diamonds; but they were gone, and she had fair reason to hope that the very knowledge of them was gone also. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

H. G. Wells He had always clung to the illusion that Germans were fat, absurd men, who smoked china pipes, and were addicted to knowledge and horseflesh and sauerkraut and indigestible things generally. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

The middling rank of men have curiosity and knowledge enough to form principles, but not enough to form true ones, or correct any prejudices that they may have imbibed. Hume by Thomas Henry Huxley [1879]

Algernon Blackwood It was the knowledge of their presence, however, that alone enabled him to keep his powers in hand at all. Sand by Algernon Blackwood [1912]

Self-consciousness, all thought of dignity, knowledge of good and evil, memory — he had lost all these. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

There she could see more clearly and universally; she could speak from her own knowledge and not from borrowed information and that information so limited. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

Algernon Blackwood Possibly he did not quite understand the French of it, for her near presence always confused his small knowledge of the language distressingly. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

That would only have been prudent, for Mary was a genius at keeping secrets and I wanted some repository of my knowledge in case I got knocked on the head. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

Marjorie Bowen Visconti had grown in greatness since then, and Conrad, when his gaze caught the once familiar figure, felt far away from knowledge of him. The Viper of Milan by Marjorie Bowen [1906]

Richard Burton But the reader must not be led to suppose that I acted “Carabin” or “Sangrado” without any knowledge of my trade. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Benjamin Disraeli For knowledge is the foundation of eloquence. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

It would be impossible to understand or appreciate the supernatural in the nineteenth-century literature and that of our own day without a knowledge of the Gothic to which most of it goes back. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Radclyffe Hall And so together with her constant grieving, with the ache for his presence that never left her, came the knowledge of what real loneliness felt like. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

To the mysterious knowledge of Zanoni, to the harmless ignorance of Viola, the babbling and garish world of civilised man was alike unheeded. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

Theodore Dreiser The fact that it was unchanged, while her feelings were different, increased her knowledge of its character. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

D. H. Lawrence But why should a knowledge of far-off countries make a man’s life a different thing, finer, bigger? And why is a man more than the beast and the cattle that serve him? It is the same thing. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

D. H. Lawrence She knew Ursula as an immediate rival, and the knowledge strangely exhilarated her. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Alfred Tennyson Your flight from out your bookless wilds would seem As arguing love of knowledge and of power; Your language proves you still the child. The Princess by Alfred Tennyson [1847]

It had come to Margaret’s knowledge that during the past few months her mother had occasionally written to Benjamin. But Mrs. Rymer would not allow Margaret to write or give her his address. Margaret Rymer by Ellen Wood [1875]

Jacques Futrelle First was the knowledge that he was lying flat on his back, on a couch, it seemed; then, that he was in the dark—an utter, abject darkness. Elusive Isabel by Jacques Futrelle [1909]

It was common knowledge that one might contract the disease and yet show no sign of it for as long a period as seven years. The Dark Mill Stream by Arthur Gask [1947]

Nathaniel Hawthorne There was not — and I distinctly repeat it — the slightest foundation in my knowledge for any surmise of the kind. The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

And when they had such a place, it was only common courtesy in anyone else who knew of it to keep his knowledge to himself. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

Edith Wharton Hardly any of his acquaintances cared for Americana, or knew anything about them; and the consciousness of this ignorance threw Mr. Gryce’s knowledge into agreeable relief. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

Now that her weight of knowledge was shared with her own generation, the burden was suddenly lighter. Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey

Robert Louis Stevenson Others in conversation seek rather contact with their fellow-men than increase of knowledge or clarity of thought. Memories and Portraits by Robert Louis Stevenson

H. Rider Haggard Why, then, should I attempt to filch fragments of a knowledge that will one day be all my own? — if, indeed, it is right to do so. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

So true is it that, judging only by induction, and without the necessary knowledge of facts, even the greatest villains are sometimes wrongfully accused. I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni

Arthur Conan Doyle Our book of knowledge is closed. The Maracot Deep by Arthur Conan Doyle [1929]

My knowledge of the worldly principles of Lord Raymond, would have ever prevented me from applying to him, however deep my distress might have been. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

In my case, knowledge has gone before experience; there is nothing worse than such premature knowledge which is not the fruit of action. Mademoiselle de Maupin by Théophile Gautier [1835]

A public inquiry is inevitable, and the knowledge of his arrival in the country will precipitate matters. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Algernon Blackwood For here lay something utterly beyond his knowledge and experience. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Jack London Its limits were the walls of the lair; but as he had no knowledge of the wide world outside, he was never oppressed by the narrow confines of his existence. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

The mists which shroud our self — knowledge become transparent, and we are smitten with sudden lightning-like comprehension of our own misused power over our fate. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Jack London Later — how much later I have no knowledge — I came to myself with a start of fear. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

Olaf Stapledon The fervor for the establishment of cosmical Utopia had vanished, and with it the fervor for the completion of the spirit’s adventure by the fulfilment of knowledge and creative capacity. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

H.P. Lovecraft The visitors are eager to know men of knowledge like yourself, and to show them the great abysses that most of us have had to dream about in fanciful ignorance. The Whisperer in Darkness by H.P. Lovecraft [1930]

Tobias Smolle The peasant had purchased a few law terms at a considerable expense, and he thought he had a right to turn his knowledge to the annoyance of all his neighbours. The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves by Tobias Smolle

No doubt these were now disused and blocked up, but some knowledge of them might linger in queer places. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

Olaf Stapledon This knowledge did not seem to weigh heavily on men. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

It can’t be ignorant, for simultaneous with its knowledge of each question goes its knowledge of each answer. A Pluralistic Universe by William James [1909]

Arnold Bennett A mystery had attached itself to his hôtel, and with all his acumen and knowledge of things in general he was unable to solve that mystery. The Grand Babylon Hotel by Arnold Bennett [1902]

Thomas Hobbes For there was the tree of life, whereof he was so long allowed to eat as he should forbear to eat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, which was not allowed him. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

In a country like ours, where so much, and so many sorts, of knowledge are in the air, a person is apt, unless he is a student of some particular thing, to get little more than impressions. Unveiling a Parallel by Alice Ilgenfritz Jones and Ella Merchant [1893]

Theodore Dreiser And the only way out of that would be to swear that you had received the check with Stener’s knowledge and consent. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Olaf Stapledon Some of those who have thorough knowledge of the work are men whose integrity and shrewdness seem to me to guarantee the authenticity of any evidence that passes their scrutiny. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

Andrew Lang That knowledge was contained in copies of the Book of the Dead — the gagne-pain of priests and scribes. The Making of Religion by Andrew Lang

In great part, the early learning consisted in an acquisition of knowledge and facility in the service of a supernatural agent. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

Hack-scribbler as he was, he loved books for their own sake, and he loved imparting knowledge to a child whose quick appreciation lightened the task and made it a relaxation. The Infidel by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1900]

But in this, the girl, inexperienced in worldly matters and in human nature, reckoned without knowledge of Sir John’s obstinacy, which was a singularly striking trait of the man’s character. The Mystery Queen by Fergus Hume

Leslie Stephen To this Pope might have replied, with some plausibility, that the interest of satire must always depend upon its internal qualities, not upon our independent knowledge of its object. Alexander Pope by Leslie Stephen [1880]

She was frank, straightforward, intelligent to a high degree, and with that eager thirst for knowledge which is generally accompanied by a profound humility. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

And yet, with her eyes open, with worldly knowledge and experience to show her the depth of the abyss into which she was going down, she meant to give herself to her lover. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

And verily, those who differ about him are in doubt concerning him; they have no knowledge concerning him, but only follow an opinion. The Qur'an by translated by E. H. Palmer

Wilkie Collins Here the writer pauses, and gives me a chance; and here there are matters that must be mentioned, of which she had personally no knowledge at the time. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

He had no knowledge where to find the thing he sought; but he went on without a pause; he had grasped Evil by the hand; it guides unerringly. Signa by Ouida

Olaf Stapledon It is first admitted that in the present state of knowledge immortality is not susceptible of logical or scientific proof. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

Milton is altogether sectarian—a Presbyterian one might say—he got his knowledge out of Knox. . Carlyle by John Nichol [1892]

Ralph Waldo Emerson Instead of the tanks and buckets of knowledge to which we are daily confined, we come down to the shore of the sea, and dip our hands in its miraculous waves. The Conduct of Life by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1860]

Jack London He does not lose anything, for with the loss of himself he loses the knowledge of loss. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

D. H. Lawrence And he too waited in the magical steadfastness of suspense, for her to take this knowledge of him as he had taken it of her. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Edith Wharton He had bound himself fast to this child, he, hardly more than a child himself in knowledge of men and in the mysterious art of getting on . Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

His knowledge and his time were his stock-intrade, and he was out to get the most he could for them. The Tragedy of the Silver Moon by Arthur Gask [1940]

It was like a blind man with immense knowledge but no eyes, and therefore no peg to hang his knowledge on and make it useful. Space by John Buchan [1911]

More is known about the circumstances of Spenser’s life than about the lives of many men of letters of that time; yet our knowledge is often imperfect and inaccurate. Spenser by R. W. Church [1879]

Elizabeth Gaskell He was the confidential agent of many country squires, and had attained to his present position as much by knowledge of human nature as by knowledge of law; though he was learned enough in the latter. The Poor Clare by Elizabeth Gaskell [1856]

Frances Hodgson Burnett With what triumphant knowledge of such things he said it. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Ralph Waldo Emerson The knowledge that in the city is a man who invented the railroad, raises the credit of all the citizens. Representative Men by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1850]

Watkin Tench A knowledge of Oyster Bay, discovered and laid down by the ‘Mercury’ store-ship, in the year 1789, would also be desirable. A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson by Watkin Tench

Some knowledge struck to her heart; and her heart ached in answer, a dull pain unlike her glorious agony when it almost broke with the burden of love. The Greater Trumps by Charles Williams

By being thus continually engaged in transporting passengers, with their goods, to and fro, we gained considerable knowledge of the character, dress, and language of the people. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

In what way was it dangerous, if in any way? Was it venomous? Was it a constrictor? His knowledge of nature’s danger signals did not enable him to say; he had never deciphered the code. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

It had to be supplemented by that other kind of knowledge that can be acquired only by working at the bench, before I could hope to become a clock-maker. Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

It was beginning to grow dark, and to the best of my knowledge what there was of a moon would not rise till the small hours. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

The easiest and surest why of acquiring facts is to learn them in groups, in systems, and systematized knowledge is science. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

Jacques Futrelle We have no knowledge of her beyond this. Elusive Isabel by Jacques Futrelle [1909]

The knowledge that Boringdon might be mistaken,—that Barbara might, after all, never be free,—made the matter scarcely more tolerable. Barbara Rebell by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1905]

You must endeavour to amuse yourself as best you can, consoling yourself with the knowledge that we are doing all that science can do for him. Dr Nikola’s Experiment by Guy Boothby [1899]

So let’s pool our knowledge and be quick about it. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

The more positive knowledge we gain, the more we incline to question all that has been received without absolute proof. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

Thomas Hardy Evidently some dim knowledge of it has been brought back to your mind by the sight of this venerable caravan. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

I suppose a brain like his could get up any subject at lightning speed, and he thought this kind of knowledge useful to him, for I don’t believe he cared more for a horse than for a cat. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

Nothing in it shows lack of power (John Dashwood and his wife are of the first order); a good deal in it shows lack of knowledge exactly how to direct that power. The English Novel by George Saintsbury [1913]

Anna Katherine Green Why harass him for an item of knowledge which the morrow would certainly bring to light. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

Sir Richard Burton Tell me now, I pray thee, who dwelleth in yonder house?” Quoth he: “In very sooth I wot not, for I have little knowledge concerning this quarter of the city. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

Theodore Dreiser Their own opinion or knowledge of their ability went for nothing. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

E. Phillips Oppenheim The knowledge of it dwells in my heart as a thing to wonder at, to think of with reverence and awe. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Nikolai Gogol The surging throng was competing for a portrait which could not but arrest the attention of all who possessed any knowledge of art. The Mysterious Portrait by Nikolai Gogol

And Grant took out the new knowledge that had been given him, and hung it on the opposite wall, and stared at it. The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

During all the rest of that day, however, in spite of his certain knowledge that the man the boundary rider had seen could not possibly have been Sid Ferris, Dice felt uneasy and uncomfortable. The Dark Highway by Arthur Gask [1928]

The knowledge tends to lower rather than to heighten the industrial efficiency of the community. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

Anthony Trollope Of course he had no knowledge on the subject, but it did not appear that any learned gentleman was prepared to address the court for any third party. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

Olaf Stapledon Further, it was not possible till the great majority of individuals had reached a breadth of knowledge unknown on earth. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Elizabeth Gaskell The actions of the uneducated seem to me typified in those of Frankenstein, that monster of many human qualities, ungifted with a soul, a knowledge of the difference between good and evil. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

James Anthony Froude His knowledge was scanty, though of rare quality. Bunyan by James Anthony Froude [1880]

Olaf Stapledon Now and then they registered a political vote, without having any serious knowledge of the matters at stake. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Secondly, Scott had, besides this historic sense and the relish for humanity which must accompany it, a knowledge of literature with which he has been too seldom credited to the full. The English Novel by George Saintsbury [1913]

Watkin Tench To the geographical knowledge of this country, supplied by Captain Cook, and Captain Furneaux, we are able to add nothing. A Narrative of the The Expedition to Botany Bay by Watkin Tench [1788]

Thomas Wolfe He was bolstered by no knowledge save that which he gathered for himself out of his own life. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Thomas Carlyle They presuppose a certain rudeness of conception, which the progress of mere scientific knowledge puts an end to. On Heroes and Hero Worship and the Heroic in History by Thomas Carlyle

She knew herself beloved—the knowledge was very sweet to her—and she felt herself safe from all fear of offence in the company of this honourable gentleman and true lover. Captain Fracasse by Théophile Gautier [1863]

Andrew Lang Possession of knowledge and intellectual power not owned by the patient (in his normal state), nor explainable on the pathological hypothesis. The Making of Religion by Andrew Lang

George Meredith His pathetic position subjected him to beg that Woodseer would direct the driver to turn, for he had no knowledge of ‘their German lingo. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Washington Irving Seeking him in his hermitage, he questioned him touching his knowledge of the land. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

Henry James Her knowledge simply settled it; he would have been sure enough by this time had she been wrong. The Beast in the Jungle by Henry James [1903]

Andrew Lang My knowledge of Mr. William Morris’s poetry begins in years so far away that they seem like reminiscences of another existence. Letters on Literature by Andrew Lang

G. K. Chesterton But anyone with a knowledge of the eternal populace knows that if the outside rim of a crowd stirs ever so slightly it means that there is madness in the heart and core of the mob. The Club of Queer Trades by G. K. Chesterton [1905]

H. G. Wells People want this assembling of knowledge and ideas. World Brain by H. G. Wells [1938]

George Gissing We know what is meant by a girl’s education, as a rule; it is not so much the imparting of knowledge as the careful fostering of special ignorances. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

Elizabeth Gaskell Not that Mary’s knowledge was very profound, but she had seen a terrestrial globe, and knew where to find France and the continents on a map. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

The company was content to have as fine, staunch, seaworthy a ship as the technical knowledge of that time could make her. Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad [1921]

Mark Twain These of my acquaintance have no love for their horses, no sentiment of pity for them, and no knowledge of how to treat them or care for them. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Wilkie Collins Her knowledge of the contents of this repository was far from being accurate. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

I therefore did not linger at her side, but after due apologies hastened immediately here where there is a man employed who to my knowledge had once been a trusted member of the police. The Old Stone House and other stories by Anna Katharine Green

William Morris Maybe I taught him something, but ready he was to learn, And had come to our workmen meetings some knowledge of men to learn. The Pilgrims of Hope by William Morris [1885]

H. G. Wells For unless you think of her as being a girl, if you let your present knowledge of her fill out this part in our story, you will fail to understand the proportions of these two in my life. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

H. G. Wells We have got to see therefore that whatever we propose as this irreducible minimum of knowledge must be imparted between infancy and — at most, the fifteenth or sixteenth year. World Brain by H. G. Wells [1938]

Watkin Tench His knowledge of men, particularly of that part of them into whose morals, manners and behaviour he is ordered especially to inspect, eminently fit him for the office. A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson by Watkin Tench

Ralph Waldo Emerson Instead of that vampyre, a man of themselves held, in the Tuileries, knowledge and ideas like their own, opening of course to them and their children all places of power and trust. Representative Men by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1850]

Rudyard Kipling The knowledge of envy was a pleasant feeling to the man of no account. Under the Deodars by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

Henry Handel Richardson You locked the knowledge up, with a pang, inside your own heart. The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

Theodore Dreiser His knowledge was no longer intimate. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Arthur Morrison But it was with knowledge and authority that they went back among those who had doubted their personal safety in the dark region. A Child of the Jago by Arthur Morrison

I was carried so far that it was as though I came to one of the four rivers, and followed it under the wall of Paradise to the roots of the trees of knowledge and of life. The Celtic Twilight by William Butler Yeats [1893]

The eager student had now entered upon a new and wider field; and we find him devoting himself to the pursuit of knowledge with amazing ardour and perseverance. Life of Sir Isaac Newton by N. W. Chittenden [1846]

H. G. Wells Politicians would draw boundaries without any proper knowledge of ethnology or economic geography, and lawyers decide about will and purpose with the crudest knowledge of psychology. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

H. G. Wells We can put knowledge anywhere, now, ready for use. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

It is knowledge anticipated, knowledge in the form of possibility merely. The Meaning of Truth by William James

Walter Crane The direction of line used in relieving forms, and expressing modelling and details, must depend much upon individual taste and feeling as well as knowledge of form. Line and Form by Walter Crane [1900]

A. E. W. Mason She had set herself, as the one thing worth doing, and incumbent on her to do, to guard this man from knowledge which would set the crown on his calamities, and she had failed. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

But you must not be offended if I ask if your aunt has any idea of using this knowledge of hers in order to—” While Mr. Lionel was looking about for a word, Miss Gibson supplied it. Her Father’s Name by Florence Marryat [1878]

Robert Green Ingersoll I want it so that every minister will be not a parrot, not an owl sitting upon the limb of the tree of knowledge and hooting the hoots that have been hooted for eighteen hundred years. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

It was a knowledge that whatever evil might attend her lot, the good so far outweighed it, that, for his sake only, could she advert to any feeling of distress. Lodore by Mary Shelley

For they were not a commercial people, and had no knowledge of money. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Olaf Stapledon And if those who claim intuitive knowledge of immortality show by their conduct that they must have some capacity lacking in the rest of us, we must take their claim seriously. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

Mrs. Archbold communicated her knowledge in off-hand terms. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

George Gissing The newspapers I help to print spread knowledge among thousands every day; it makes me work with energy when I think of it. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Anthony Trollope In my position a knowledge of what your father intends to do would be most valuable to me. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope And then he progresses to a kind of knowledge which comes somewhat nearer to art criticism, but which does not yet amount to the exercise of any judgment on his own part. Travelling Sketches by Anthony Trollope [1866]

The terms of which that universe consists positively forbid any non-realistic interpretation of the function of knowledge defined there. The Meaning of Truth by William James

Olaf Stapledon And in addition to our personal memories we have more or less reliable knowledge of other past events. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

Algernon Blackwood It is never difficult to credit strangers with the qualities and knowledge that oneself craves for, and no doubt Henriot’s active fancy went busily to work. Sand by Algernon Blackwood [1912]

Nathaniel Hawthorne A knowledge of men’s hearts will be needful to the completest solution of that problem. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1850]

Anthony Trollope More weak and foolish than our friend and hero he had been, but not to my knowledge more wicked. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

Virginia Woolf What Mary had said she could not remember, but she felt that there was a mass of knowledge in her mind which she had not had time to examine — knowledge now lying on the far side of a gulf. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

And this is the wherefore: “a knave early” soon gets knowledge of the world. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

But the mind is so constituted that it does not willingly rest in facts and immediate causes, but seeks always after a knowledge of the remoter links in the chain of causation. On a Piece of Chalk by Thomas Henry Huxley

Wilkie Collins If he showed any anxiety to produce the envelope, he might expose himself to the suspicion of having some knowledge of the contents. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

Wilkie Collins In preparing to read it, I knew that I was preparing for the knowledge of my own doom; but I neither trembled nor wept. Nine O’Clock! by Wilkie Collins [1852]

H.P. Lovecraft In place of terror I have been given a rich boon of knowledge and intellectual adventure which few other mortals have ever shared. The Whisperer in Darkness by H.P. Lovecraft [1930]

Henry Handel Richardson The knowledge that he had thus involved himself might help him to sit firm, if — and with a person like Richard the contingency HAD to be allowed for — if he afterwards tired of the place. The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

Algernon Blackwood He is dimly aware of knowledge that lies, at present, too far beyond him — and yet he reaches out for it. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

Henry David Thoreau We have heard of a Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. It is said that knowledge is power; and the like. Walking by Henry David Thoreau [1862]

Theodore Dreiser He had come to have a pretty keen knowledge of life, and intuitively he felt that things were not right. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

George Gissing If my knowledge be only subjective, why, it only concerns myself; I preach to no one. The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft by George Gissing [1902]

The knowledge that in his secret heart he desired this quality, the imperfection of imperfections, only served to make Dale’s attack on the complacency of his contemporaries more bitter. The Ghost Ship by Richard Middleton

I told him I wanted justice and proportion which is the daughter of justice, knowledge and abstraction which is the daughter of knowledge. Shadows of Ecstasy by Charles Williams

Arthur Schopenhauer And in general, the branches of knowledge which are to be studied at any period of life should be such as the mind is equal to at that period and can perfectly understand. Studies in Pessimism by Arthur Schopenhauer

Arthur Conan Doyle From brother Francis I have learned to paint on vellum, on glass, and on metal, with a knowledge of those pigments and essences which can preserve the color against damp or a biting air. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

I, therefore, will venture to assert, that till women are more rationally educated, the progress of human virtue and improvement in knowledge must receive continual checks. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft [1792]

At this time he was chiefly occupied in reading German literature and spreading the knowledge of it among his countrymen. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

Her knowledge of his character and feelings went deeper than the knowledge that words can impart. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

H. G. Wells It is remarkable to note how long mankind was able to carry on without any knowledge organization whatever. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

William Morris I thought it best, in order to get the most direct information, to play the innocent about Eton and Windsor; but Dick volunteered his knowledge to me as we lay in Datchet lock about the first. News from Nowhere by William Morris [1890]

Without it, no man can have a really sound knowledge of animal organization. On the Study of Zoology by Thomas Henry Huxley

He denied all knowledge of his movements. The Man of Death by Arthur Gask [1945]

Frederick Marryat As he thought of what must take place, he thanked God for having allowed him to gain the knowledge of what was to happen, and hastened on his way. Children of the New Forest by Frederick Marryat [1847]

Andrew Lang Now it is the firm conviction of several men of science that a certain Mrs. Piper, an American, does display, in her possessed condition, knowledge which she could not normally acquire. The Making of Religion by Andrew Lang

Ralph Waldo Emerson The effect of this drill is the radical knowledge of Greek and Latin, and of mathematics, and the solidity and taste of English criticism. English Traits by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1856]

Ralph Waldo Emerson Such knowledge as they prize they possess and impart. English Traits by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1856]

William Hope Hodgson Yet could this have been but a belief; for the æther doth have no regard unto direction to show you whence the spiritual sound doth come; and this did my knowledge and Reason know full well. The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson

Virginia Woolf Her knowledge of modern history was more than respectable. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf [1925]

Algernon Blackwood It did not crystallise itself into a hardened point, but, remaining fluid, knew that the mode of knowledge suitable to its nature was by intercourse and blending. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

Charles Dickens The children that we were, are not lost to the great knowledge of our Creator. Those innocent creatures will appear with us before Him, and plead for us. The Wreck of the Golden Mary by Charles Dickens [1856]

Jālandhar was comparatively a simple job for him, whatever it might be for others; he was able to apply his knowledge of assessment and taxation gained at Etāwa, and need only satisfy himself. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

Arthur Conan Doyle His studies are very desultory and eccentric, but he has amassed a lot of out-of-the-way knowledge which would astonish his professors. A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle [1887]

Rudyard Kipling I have no knowledge of any other case except the one I have given, of pressure-lines taking the form of a complete mathematical figure. A Book of Words by Rudyard Kipling [1928]

It’s such common knowledge and has been known for such a long time that no one seems to be much interested in it now. The Vaults of Blackarden Castle by Arthur Gask [1950]

Anthony Trollope His knowledge was very much less accurate than that of modern writers who have had the benefit of research and comparison. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Olaf Stapledon If this happens, unprecedented natural knowledge and physical power will be used to establish the archaic values. Saints and Revolutionaries by Olaf Stapledon

Sigmund Freud It must therefore be possible to trace it back to experiences in my childhood, and the knowledge of these should enable us to conclude how far the servant's behaviour to me (i. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Baldwin Spencer The second is more like a trowel than a turtle, but the knowledge that it is really meant for a turtle enables a general fundamental resemblance to be detected. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Ralph Waldo Emerson Once they were angels of knowledge and their figures touched the sky. Representative Men by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1850]

One of our subscribers to my knowledge read four or five detective stories every week for over a year, besides others which he got from another library. Collected Essays by George Orwell

Henry Adams For his own part, Adams inclined to think that neither chaos nor death was an object to him as a searcher of knowledge — neither would have vogue in America — neither would help him to a career. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]