Phrases with "large"

I am perfectly willing to be looked upon as your mistress; it is the only thing that would account satisfactorily to the world at large for your presence in this troupe of strolling players. Captain Fracasse by Théophile Gautier [1863]

Thomas Hardy By forcing the large blade of his knife under the flap of the bureau, he burst the weak lock; within was the rosewood work-box just as she had placed it in her hurry to keep it from him. Life’s Little Ironies by Thomas Hardy

To the northward lay a high cane brake, to the south a deep ravine, and on the open between them a large herd of deer was feeding quietly. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]

Two men with their backs to the wall, somewhat withdrawn from the moving pressure of the crowd, were commenting in the absolute privacy of a large gathering on the stream of arrivals. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

Andrew Lang Mr. Hubbell therefore brought Esther back to her family at Amherst, where, in Esther’s absence, his umbrella and a large carving knife flew at him with every appearance of malevolence. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang

Walter Besant Informers have one fault: they will still be showing zeal; and, perhaps, to secure a rebel at large might be thought by them more praiseworthy than to convict a rebel in prison. Dorothy Forster by Walter Besant [1884]

Ann Radcliffe After much wandering and difficulty they arrived, overcome with weariness, at the gates of a large and gloomy fabric. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

This is usually a bush-shelter, rock-hole or large shady hollow tree. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

Guy de Maupassan They descended the stairs and entered a large room, which was lighted by Venetian lanterns and decorated with festoons of gauze. Bel Ami by Guy de Maupassan

Guy de Maupassan One of them, a kind of box just large enough to accommodate a bed, a cupboard and a chair, was reserved for my use. The Gamekeeper by Guy de Maupassan

Anthony Trollope It was, however, asserted by the sporting world at large that Hampstead could not hit a haystack. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Rudyard Kipling The bazars are three times as large as our bazars, and the shopkeepers, who are all Sahibs, sit inside where they cannot be seen, but their name is written outside. The Smith Administration by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Also,” I added, uncreasing a large brown paper bag that I had seen tucked away under a stone. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

Watkin Tench They were detected in stealing a large quantity of provisions at the time of issuing them. A Narrative of the The Expedition to Botany Bay by Watkin Tench [1788]

Her large cheeks reddened in anticipation of her pupil’s insolence. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

George Eliot Maggie could have had the large check — it never shows so well when the dishes are on it. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

Anthony Trollope The dinner consisted of a boiled leg of mutton, a large piece of roast beef, potatoes, onions, and an immense pot of tea. Harry Heathcote of Gangoil by Anthony Trollope

Arthur Conan Doyle His was a large charity, and it came from a small purse. Through the Magic Door by Arthur Conan Doyle [1907]

Wilkie Collins Her face altered as she put the question, and her large black eyes hardened fiercely, in genuine astonishment and alarm. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Richard Burton On the right of the road opposite Hamzah’s Mosque, is a large erection, now in ruins, containing a deep hole leading to a well, with huge platforms for the accommodation of travellers. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Jules Verne A large quantity of dry fodder was discovered lying heaped up in the RAMADA, and this supplied them amply with both food and bedding. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

Mr. Harvey (the great Mr. Harvey) strode forward, and Rachel found her hand engulfed in a large soft hand which seemed to have a poached egg in the palm. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

T. H. Huxley The latter (Fig. 17) comprise four incisors, two canines, four small grinders, called premolars or false molars, and six large grinders, or true molars, in each jaw — making thirty-two in all. Essays by T. H. Huxley

The dory conveyed the two officers to the sloop, and returned for the large man. Cabbages and Kings by O. Henry [1904]

H. G. Wells They magnified his large mild eyes very greatly. The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

You had first your resin, a large annual revenue, and then you had your timber for railway sleepers, returning cent per cent. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

It was not a large party, after all; only the Letsoms, Jane Preen, and the Chandler girls; but others were expected later. A Tragedy by Ellen Wood [1886]

G. K. Chesterton The large figure of Dyer the detective appeared framed in the doorway; and he stood as if turned to stone by what he saw. The Paradoxes of Mr. Pond by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

Maria Edgeworth Walking down Prince’s-street, he saw a crowd of people gathered before the large illuminated window of a confectioner’s shop. Forester by Maria Edgeworth

Benjamin Disraeli A large body instantly marched and secured the citadel. The Rise of Iskander by Benjamin Disraeli [1834]

John Stuart Mill It is certain that some women have as large a brain as any man. The Subjection of Women by John Stuart Mill [1869]

Anne Bronte He made a large stake, which he determined should be the last, whether he lost or won. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte [1848]

Edgar Allan Poe On the uttermost of the steps which led down into the dread chamber was a large fragment of the coffin, with which, it seemed, that she had endeavored to arrest attention by striking the iron door. Tales of Illusion by Edgar Allan Poe

Arthur Conan Doyle The sect in India were a large and powerful body, and when they came to look around for a fresh leader, they naturally bethought them of the beautiful daughter of their late chief. Uncle Jeremy’s Household by Arthur Conan Doyle

In the booking-office was a large comely woman of about thirty, much encumbered with a family. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

The indicator is a large frame set in the front wall of the Totalisator building. The Secret of the Sandhills by Arthur Gask [1921]

Andrew Lang She led him into a large hall filled with stone statues, which once had been men, and, pointing out one, she said, ‘There is your brother. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

William Makepeace Thackeray The airs are fresh and pleasing, the choruses large and noble, the instrumentation solid and rich, the music is carefully written. Mens Wives by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

Arthur Conan Doyle A silver-and-brilliant pendant of old Spanish design had been pawned at Bovington’s, in Westminster Road. The pawner was a large clean-shaven man of clerical appearance. His Last Bow by Arthur Conan Doyle [1917]

Mark Twain I tried all the different ways I could think of to compel myself to understand how large St. Peter’s was, but with small success. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Benjamin Disraeli I look upon an American gentleman with large estates in the South as a real aristocrat; and; whether he gets his rents, or whatever his returns may be, or not, I should always treat him with respect. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

Robert Louis Stevenson It would be well if there were no more than two; but the sects in Scotland form a large family of sisters, and the chalk lines are thickly drawn, and run through the midst of many private homes. Edinburgh Picturesque Notes by Robert Louis Stevenson

Afterwards we recapitulated all that conflict by means of a large scale map of the Thames and little paper ironclads in plan cut out of paper. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

Wilkie Collins Her nose was not quite large enough, I admit. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Anthony Trollope So at last they started from the vicarage door with many farewell kisses, and a large paper of sandwiches. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

George Gissing Just large enough to allow the grace of order in domestic circumstance; just that superfluity of intramural space, to lack which is to be less than at one’s ease. The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft by George Gissing [1902]

George Gissing If I had to live by carrying round a Punch and Judy show, I should vastly prefer it to making a large income as somebody’s servant. Will Warburton by George Gissing [1903]

Then a tremendous shower came on, and we were asked to climb into a large Malay house, of which the floor was a perilously open gridiron. The Golden Chersonese and the way thither by Isabella L. Bird [1883]

They comprised books on all sorts of subjects, including a large number of novels and romances, with most of the famous classical ones. The Man of Death by Arthur Gask [1945]

A large elderly woman, with a red face, and a cap worn helmet-wise on her forehead, swept me a magnificent curtsey as I crossed the threshold. Some Experiences of an Irish R.M. by Somerville and Ross [1899]

The grimness of winter had gone clean out of his mind, and he had entered on a large and gracious world. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

A large fire was blazing in the wide grate at the end of the dining-room. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Watkin Tench Ducks, geese and other aquatic birds are often seen in large flocks, but are universally so shy, that it is found difficult to shoot them. A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson by Watkin Tench

Andrew Lang All day long they marched bravely on through the sunshine, till they had left their homes far behind them, and towards evening they found themselves in a large park. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

E. F. Benson And I don’t regret, far from it, that apparently we shall not have very large audiences. Trouble for Lucia by E. F. Benson [1939]

Edgar Allan Poe There were two large mirrors in the cabin, and here was the acme of their amazement. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe

Charles Dickens Figuratively speaking, I travel for the great house of Human Interest Brothers, and have rather a large connection in the fancy goods way. The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens [1860]

William Wylder was sitting at his desk, and a large sheet of law scrivenery, on thick paper, with a stamp in the corner, was before him. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Virginia Woolf He leaves out the whole of vegetable nature, and a large part of human nature. The Common Reader by Virginia Woolf [1925]

And, as the result of a post-mortem, it has been discovered that death was occasioned through the administration of a large dose of arsenic. The Story of Ivy by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1927]

Besides these there was one on his knees, praying over the wooden statue of the Virgin Mary, as large as life, which the sailors had reverently detached from the mast. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Andrew Lang Then he looked around him and beheld in the corner a large bed. The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

F. Scott Fitzgerald They had come to a large cavity in the earth about the circumference of a merry-go-round, and covered by a strong iron grating. Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Sir Walter Scott The large oaken table was spread with substantial joints of meat, and seats were placed in order for the guests. A Legend of Montrose by Sir Walter Scott [1819]

His garments were dusty, as if with many a weary mile’s wandering on the parched high-roads, and he carried a large pack of goods upon his back. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

He told us he was in bed, and asleep, before 11 last night, but as the housemaid says he used a large scuttleful of coal in his study, therefore he must have been up very late. The House on the Island by Arthur Gask [1931]

It seemed he had foreseen from the first the possibility of trouble at the bank over a large and absolutely open cheque. Mr. Justice Raffles by E. W. Hornung [1909]

When we reached the carré, a large square hall between the dwelling-house and the pensionnat, she paused, dropped my hand, faced, and scrutinized me. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Nearby, some Americans were saying good-by in voices that mimicked the cadence of water running into a large old bathtub. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Ford Madox Ford He swung up the path, carrying gingerly a large blue bowl, just as if his blouse bellied out round him; he had the same expression of the mouth; the same intonation. Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

Jules Verne Effet de courant, sans doute, car la houle du large se réduit à de longues ondulations qui tendent à diminuer avec le déclin du soleil. L’île à hélice by Jules Verne [1895]

Ten days prior to the event a large flock appeared, wheeling high up in the sky. Last Leaves from Dunk Island by E. J. Banfield

Arthur Morrison I noticed, also, that a large capital letter M was engraved on the back. The Hole in the Wall by Arthur Morrison

Anthony Trollope But the world at large seemed to be sick of her. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

The prince, fearful of the emperor’s wrath, caused three large gallows to be erected in his court-yard; on the highest of which he hanged Muhlenfels, with another thief on each side of him. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

I suppose it is large enough to burn for a whole evening?” “Yes, indeed. Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah [1914]

Thomas Hardy A large hole — some four or five feet deep — had been excavated by Manston in about twenty minutes. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

In fact, it is the work of Herrera, the architect who made the Escorial so grim, and is the expression in large measure of his austere mastery. Familiar Spanish Travels by William Dean Howells

G. K. Chesterton The modern world is like a world in which toadstools should be as big as trees, and insects should walk about in the sun as large as elephants. Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

Anthony Trollope He and his wife and large family — he had no doubt in life as to the large family — would not be able to allow themselves any recreation such as that. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

Andrew Lang Every morning she placed a large basin full of water on her window-sill, and as soon as the sun’s rays fell on the water the Rainbow appeared as clearly as it had ever done in the fountain. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

D. H. Lawrence On the hob a large black saucepan steamed slowly. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Thomas Love Peacock In the course of ages, a boot of the present generation would form an ample chateau for a large family of our remote posterity. Headlong Hall by Thomas Love Peacock

Charles Dickens One large muddy spot was left quite bare, like a bald place on a man’s head. Pictures from Italy by Charles Dickens [1846]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle At about this time I came into a very large sum of money, so large as to make me feel that a vast responsibility rested upon me in the use which I made of it. The Doings of Raffles Haw by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Arthur Conan Doyle On the south of the house is, as you perceive, a large district of arable land, cut up into small fields, with stone walls between them. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

Henry James It’s simply an invention by which young persons of the two sexes pass large parts of their time together with no questions asked. The Point of View by Henry James [1882]

A large flock of galars, a slate-coloured kind of cockatoo, and a good talking bird, and hundreds of pigeons came to water at night; but having no ammunition, we did not bring a gun. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

H. G. Wells Mr. Ledbetter perceived that on a chair beside his captor was a large black bag on a heap of crumpled papers, and that there were torn and burnt papers on the table. Twelve Stories and a Dream by H. G. Wells [1903]

He darted to a large couch and each in turn lifted up the three cushions that lay there, taking scrupulous care, however, to return them to exactly the positions they had occupied before. The Lonely House by Arthur Gask [1929]

E. Phillips Oppenheim His dinner suit had been made by the same West End tailor to whom he had given a large order a few months ago. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

The specks we found were mica; but I believe I am right in saying that there are large quantities of chromate of iron in the ranges that descend upon the river. A First Year in Canterbury Settlement by Samuel Butler

Andrew Lang At sunset a large crowd assembled to watch the youth being led to the tower, and after his misdeeds had been proclaimed he was solemnly walled up. The Crimson Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

George Eliot The baby had a tooth coming, and being large and strong now, was noisily fretful. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

A large fire was burning in front of this tent, and threw its purple light over the grassy pools of the marsh, rippled by a fresh breeze. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

A large house, standing amidst a huge grass-plat, shut in by iron gates. Sandstone Torr by Ellen Wood [1874]

Arthur Conan Doyle The room was large and lofty, with long rows of hams and salted meats dangling from the smoke-browned rafters, as is usual in Somersetshire farmhouses. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

Walter Scott The verge of the pool on the rocky side was here and there strewed with fragments of large size, detached from the precipice above, but not in such quantity as to encumber this pleasant horse-course. The Betrothed by Walter Scott [1825]

The mistress’s heart was large enough to hold two children; she kept the orphan she had adopted, and brought her up as if she had been her very own. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

Andrew Lang Behind the palace a large garden stretched away to the foot of some hills, and more than one river flowed through. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Nathaniel Hawthorne It was one peculiarity, distinguishing Zenobia from most of her sex, that she needed for her moral well-being, and never would forego, a large amount of physical exercise. The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

E. T. A. Hoffmann Olimpia’s image hovered about his path in the air and stepped forth out of the bushes, and peeped up at him with large and lustrous eyes from the bright surface of the brook. The Sand-Man by E. T. A. Hoffmann

H. G. Wells Even when the organisation as a whole had large conceptions of its function, it was apt to degenerate locally into a mere boss or bully rule. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Henry James First it struck me that she must have really a large sum in her mind; then I reasoned quickly that her idea of a large sum would probably not correspond to my own. The Aspern Papers by Henry James [1888]

Wilkie Collins He will join those madmen at large who disturb poor savages in Africa, or go nowhere to find nothing in the Arctic regions. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Walter Scott Two or three had large loose boots of calf-leather, and almost every one was begirt with a long rapier, which was suspended by leathern thongs, to a plain belt of buff, or of black leather. Peveril of the Peak by Walter Scott [1822]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu A large candle on a bracket burned at the further end of the room. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

Even had the cabin been as large as a hotel bedroom, and the bunk the latest invention in the way of comfortable couches, it is scarcely possible I should have had better rest. Dr Nikola’s Experiment by Guy Boothby [1899]

Walter Scott He was a man of advanced life, and wearing a long beard, having on his head a large slouched hat, without either band or brooch. The Monastery by Walter Scott [1820]

Radclyffe Hall A large fire blazing in the grate added to the sense of something important and portentous that hung about the place. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

Andrew Lang He went along the path, on and on, till he reached a large house, with a golden door standing open. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Arthur Conan Doyle This suggestion was thrown out of court by the published depth of the canal, which was entirely insufficient to conceal so large an object. Tales of Terror and Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle [1923]

Not thus I promis’d, when thy father lent Thy needless succor with a sad consent; Embrac’d me, parting for th’ Etrurian land, And sent me to possess a large command. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

Guy de Maupassan She followed the large avenue, crossed the wood, crossed the ditch, and started off across the plain. The History of a Heart by Guy de Maupassan

Sir Walter Scott Two large shaggy dogs, half greyhound half mastiff, stood ready to rush upon the traveller as soon as the door should be opened. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott [1820]

Jack London And that in one respect he was representative of a large body of the lower-class London workman, my later experience substantiates. The People of the Abyss by Jack London [1903]

One with a large spanner straight between his eyes, and three with the heavy motor jack. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

A whole trunkful of rubbish, which I have never had the energy to get rid of, and a large proportion of it consists of snapshots and photographs of the companions of my youth. Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey

Thomas Hardy A large shadow of her shape rose upon the wall and ceiling. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

D. H. Lawrence Alvina found Madame trussed in a large white apron, busy rubbing a yellow-fleshed hen with lemon, previous to boiling. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

It pleases me to think that she was something better than a beggar’s brat—a child of good birth, and, for all I know, entitled on the mother’s side to a large fortune. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

E. F. Benson What colour it would be she did not know, but a large quantity of rosebuds would, even at a distance, make identification easy. Miss Mapp by E. F. Benson [1922]

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch Walk the shore at low water and you may fill your pockets with beech-nuts, and sometimes — when a violent tide has displaced the sand — stumble on the trunks of large trees. Phoebus on Halzaphron by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

Thomas Wolfe When one entered it, however, one saw that it had been built in the form of a hollow square about a large central court. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Watkin Tench At its birth, the kangaroo (notwithstanding it weighs when full grown 200 pounds) is not so large as a half-grown mouse. A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson by Watkin Tench

At last one of a large plundering party said to him, “O Ibn Mukarrib! wilt thou sell this place of two thousand (trees), and not retreat (from thy bargain)?” He responded “Buy!” (i. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

Robert Louis Stevenson Soon the child could walk abroad with him, at first on the terrace, hand in hand, and afterward at large about the policies; and this grew to be my lord’s chief occupation. The Master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson

Jules Verne Le capitaine John Branican n’eût pu souhaiter un temps plus propice, un vent plus maniable, à la surface de cette mer, qui étincelait au large des îles Coronado, sous les rayons du soleil. Mistress Branican by Jules Verne [1891]

As Miss Susan sat down and took up her work, a large pair of scissors fell to the ground with a crash. The Mystery of Jessy Page by Ellen Wood [1871]

Anthony Trollope Whether it should be called a small town or a large village I cannot say. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

Arthur Morrison Here the clean ground ceased, and there was a large patch of wet clayey earth. The Chronicles of Martin Hewitt by Arthur Morrison

It was a large moon-shaped globe upon a bronze pedestal — a fearful thing to fling at one’s adversary. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Anthony Trollope He had abandoned his property for ever, and was to be put into immediate possession of a large sum of money,—of a sum so large that it would seem at once to make him a rich man. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

It has a large garrison, for which it pays to England 20,000 pounds a year. The Golden Chersonese and the way thither by Isabella L. Bird [1883]

Wilkie Collins Her large black eyes were flashing grandly through her tears — the blood was glowing crimson in her cheeks — her lips were parted as she gasped for breath. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Charles Stur There is a large body of water running in a direction parallel to the coast, all the way from Point Weyland to the northward of Cape Radstock, having an entrance at both points. An account of the sea coast and interior of South Australia by Charles Stur

He was seated in an easy chair, and wrapped in a large military cloak. All-Saints' Eve by Amelia B. Edwards

The only creature they use for the latter purpose is a kind of large goat which is much employed on farms. The Coming Race by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1871]

Andrew Lang In the middle of the table was a large wooden bowl, with wooden spoons placed in a circle round it, so that each might dip in his turn. The Lilac Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

This, in their turn, they communicated to the barbarous Chichemees, a large portion of whom became amalgamated with the new settlers as one nation. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Edgar Allan Poe After all, the world at large is the only legitimate stage for the autorial histrio. Criticism by Edgar Allan Poe

G. K. Chesterton This brought a heavy human footstep from the more hidden parts of the copse; and in a minute or two the large man with the red hair was looking down at him in undisguised wonder. The Flying Inn by G. K. Chesterton [1914]

H. G. Wells I am of opinion that, as with the ants and bees, there is a large majority of the members in this community of the neuter sex. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

Jules Verne Nic Deck avait été instruit de l’arrivée des deux voyageurs à l’auberge du Roi Mathias. Assis au fond d’un vieux fauteuil, large comme une guérite, il se leva pour recevoir son visiteur. Le Château des Carpathes by Jules Verne [1892]

Ivan Turgenev Gemma put on a large straw hat with brown ribbons; the hat was bent down in front, so as to shade almost the whole of her face from the sun. The Torrents of Spring by Ivan Turgenev [1872]

Andrew Lang A large side table was set out with all sorts of gold plate, so finely wrought that the workmanship was much more valuable than the weight of the gold. The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Her large shapely body seemed to relapse naturally into stillness. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

Guy de Maupassant The growing shadow of Le Horla, as large as a child’s ball, is fleeing before us over the fields, roads and woods. The Trip of Le Horla (Le Voyage du Horla) by Guy de Maupassant [1887]

H. G. Wells That, and a sense of a large tranquillity. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

The gipsies were equally unobtrusive over their missing offspring; I don’t suppose in large encampments they really know to a child or two how many they’ve got. The Chronicles of Clovis by Saki

Amber-colored wine sparkled in a long cut-glass bottle; and a large jug of blue china, with a silver lid, was filled with foaming cider. Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

G. K. Chesterton Beyond the goblin green apple trees and against the sea had appeared the tall, slight figure of a girl, in a dress about the colour of copper and a large shady hat. The Flying Inn by G. K. Chesterton [1914]

Edward Bellamy In your day young men had to choose their professions very young, and therefore, in a large proportion of instances, wholly mistook their vocations. Looking Backward From 2000 to 1887 by Edward Bellamy

H. G. Wells I found Blanchamp in a large room on the drawing-room floor amidst a great confusion of books and papers and greatly amused. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Charles Stur The western shore is very low, but the eastern one is marked by a large sandhill, now called Barker’s Knoll, after that talented and amiable officer. An account of the sea coast and interior of South Australia by Charles Stur

Charles Dickens But at this particular spot, the foot of the cliff is excavated into a cavern of ten or twelve yards in depth, and of breadth equal to the length of a large ship. Reprinted Pieces by Charles Dickens [1850]

Two precious years had been wasted, absence from his dearest friend had been endured, a large sum of money had been spent in keeping up a dashing appearance--and all in vain. Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century by George Paston [1902]

Rudyard Kipling After a large lunch they went down to the beach and to Fort Keeling across the waste, wind-bitten land that no builder had thought it worth his while to defile. The Light That Failed by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Guy de Maupassant He was sitting between a large red globe and a blue one. Lasting Love by Guy de Maupassant [1882]

On one occasion, however, meeting a large group of his friends and relations coming in for their ceremonies, he cunningly hid the mail-bag until the visitors had departed, arriving three weeks late. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

Dr. Knox was looking through the large window at the fountain in the middle of the grass-plat: Mr. Tamlyn had his face buried; he had not looked up for the last half-hour. Dr. Knox by Ellen Wood [1873]

He is a bookmaker in a large way, I am told. Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah [1914]

Wilkie Collins Mr. and Miss Shopkeeper have got a large assortment of silence to sell; and we must buy it of them, over the domestic counter, at so much a yard. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Henry Handel Richardson Laura could swallow praise in large doses, without becoming over-sure. The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson

Behind the house was a large garden, and, in summer, the pupils almost lived out of doors amongst the rose-bushes and the fruit-trees. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

Henry James Gordon Wright, indeed, had inherited a large estate. Confidence by Henry James [1879]

George Gissing When she had persuaded the rector to take his leave, and was on the point of entering the gates, she turned half round, and Kingcote once more found the large eyes fixed full upon him. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

There was a large estate with a mansion attached to it, belonging to this family, at Ulswater. A large park was one of its appendages, laid out with great taste, and plentifully stocked with game. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

George Eliot But everything was not strange to her in this new room; the first thing her eyes dwelt on was the large old Bible, and the sight was not likely to disperse the old memories. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

He’s carrying two large bundles of celery, and he’s dropped them several times upon the floor. The Hangman’s Knot by Arthur Gask [1935]

James Joyce The venerable president of the noble order was in the chair and the attendance was of large dimensions. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Banking employments also carry a suggestion of large ownership, and this fact is doubtless accountable for a share of the prestige that attaches to the business. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

Jules Verne Upon his head he wore a large hat which dated from the period when Flanders was separated from Holland, so that this venerable masterpiece was at least forty years old. Doctor Ox’s Experiment by Jules Verne [1874]

Henry James He liked the place she lived in, the picture that each time squared itself, large and high and clear, around her: every occasion of seeing it was a pleasure of a different shade. The Ambassadors by Henry James [1903]

Benjamin Disraeli More than twelve large fountains were in the immediate vicinity of this theatre. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

Henry James He was a personage of great presence and weight, with a large smooth face in which a small sharp meaning was planted like a single pin in the tight red toilet-cushion of a guest-chamber. Covering End by Henry James [1898]

There were numerous other basins, above and below the large one. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

One not very large black box went up by Wall; a smaller inside with us. Lady Jenkins by Ellen Wood [1879]

H. G. Wells They were the strangest of couples and they played a large part in the Fabian comedy. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Henry James M. Pigeonneau was a little lean man with a vast narrow nose, who sat a great deal in the garden and bent his eyes, with the aid of a large magnifying glass, on a volume from the cabinet de lecture. The Pension Beaurepas by Henry James [1879]

Walter Scott By degrees, he turned on her his manly countenance, with the softest expression of which his large blue eye, which so often gleamed with insufferable light, was capable. The Talisman by Walter Scott [1825]

We’ll soon be at home now, Nobby.” In a few moments afterwards the old ox turned off the road towards a cluster of huts situated in the centre of a large clearing. Ralph Rashleigh by James Tucker

The large blazing stars which spangled the African sky glittered and gleamed without illuminating anything. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

Jules Verne Au large des Malouines, le 30 juin, la frégate communiqua avec des baleiniers américains, et nous apprîmes qu’ils n’avaient eu aucune connaissance du narwal. Vingt Mille Lieues sous les Mers by Jules Verne [1869-70]

Karl Philipp Moritz Not far from the door, immediately on my entrance, I perceived the statue of Shakespeare, as large as life; with a band, &c. Travels in England in 1782 by Karl Philipp Moritz

Jules Verne The moon had grown so large in their eyes that it filled half of the firmament. Round the Moon by Jules Verne [1873]

E. F. Benson She had an old wide-awake hat jammed down on her head, a tall collar and stock, a large loose coat, knickerbockers and grey stockings. Miss Mapp by E. F. Benson [1922]

Andrew Lang Now the sun set; the owl flew into a bush, and immediately an old, bent woman came out of it; she was yellow-skinned and thin, and had large red eyes and a hooked nose, which met her chin. The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Radclyffe Hall A large gate painted and grained, with ‘The Pines’ in bold black lettering across it. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

E. Phillips Oppenheim She admitted noticing that a large limousine car had been drawn up within a few yards of the entrance to the flat. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

The large sheet of water at the camp had wild ducks on it: some of these we shot. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

Andrew Lang So Hans went his way, bought himself a large house, and married a young wife, and lived happily and prosperously to the end of his days. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

The ground was strewn with large blocks of granite, some chiseled, some in the rough, with numerous long planks and logs of wood in their midst. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

They all went to the house, and through a glass door into the large low drawing-room, where the butler immediately announced dinner. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

Benjamin Disraeli Another flag, quite new, and of large size, is unfurled by the Field–Marshal’s pavilion. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

One was a stable with a hayloft above it, another was filled with bundles of straw, and the third, a large tool shed, contained six bicycles. The House on the Island by Arthur Gask [1931]

There was a large letter, with the Feltram post-mark, addressed to Lady Knollys — it was Doctor Bryerly’s despatch; we read it together. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Guy de Maupassan Their property of Remenil adjoined the large town of Cany. The new château built in the reign of Louis XIV. was hidden in a magnificent park enclosed by walls. The History of a Heart by Guy de Maupassan

Jules Verne Un grand oiseau, à large envergure, très nettement visible, s’approchait en planant. Vingt Mille Lieues sous les Mers by Jules Verne [1869-70]

Frances Hodgson Burnett She had a stick and a nutcracker face and a pair of large iron bowed spectacles. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]