Phrases with "large"

Arthur Conan Doyle This was the more remarkable since the house which he occupied was a large one, and it was known that his success in practice had enabled him to save considerable sums. Tales of Terror and Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle [1923]

Robert Louis Stevenson What he has made of the world and the world’s meanings is to be found at large in his poems. Familiar Studies of Men and Books by Robert Louis Stevenson

Arthur Conan Doyle As we approached it I heard the sharp rattling of a chain, and the sound as of a large animal moving about. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Arthur Conan Doyle Taking a large number of cases which lie before me, there are two points which are common to nearly all of them. The Coming of the Fairies by Arthur Conan Doyle [1922]

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]

George Chandler (Tom’s brother, who was doing very well there now, with a large farm about him, and a wife and children) had undertaken to receive Valentine and help him to employment. Chandler & Chandler by Ellen Wood [1875]

Wilkie Collins Why should I? I think you said a large pudding-basin, sir?” “Yes, I did say so. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

Wilkie Collins The first shed she opened contained the gardener’s utensils, large and small. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Ann Radcliffe Upon the ground within it, stood a large chest, which he went forward to examine, and, lifting the lid, he saw the remains of a human skeleton. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

Arthur Conan Doyle We have done a good deal in this direction during the last few years, and there are many noble families to whom we have advanced large sums upon the security of their pictures, libraries, or plate. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

A large wheel of silver weighing forty marks, and several smaller ones of the same metal. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Edith Wharton He reflected afterward that there must have been a mysteriously fertilizing quality in the stranger’s silence: it had brooded over their talk like a large moist cloud above a dry country. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

Bram Stoker It must have been a very one-sided affair, for when the injured “man” took action he was awarded £500 damages — a large sum in those days and for such a cause. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

Thomas Hardy There lay the large pasteboard telescope, that had been just such a failure as Crusoe’s large boat; there were his diagrams, maps, globes, and celestial apparatus of various sorts. Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy [1895]

George Gissing She wore a purple dress with a yellow fichu, in which was fixed a large silver brooch; on her head was a small lace cap. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

In the centre of the room stood a large writing-table, at which an old man was seated. The Childerbridge Mystery by Guy Boothby [1902]

Anthony Trollope It was a fine old room, lofty, and with large windows, ornamented on the ceiling with Italian scroll-work, and a flying goddess in the centre. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

Jules Verne At the end of the library a large door, also shut, was opened by the engineer. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

They loved short passages, good deck-chairs, large native crews, and the distinction of being white. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

The old man had left him his fortune — a large one, I believe — but he’d left Europe, it seems, for India, and was lost in the Hydaspes. Frere was his cousin. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Jacques Futrelle This is a replica—color, weight and cutting being identical—one hundred and ninety-three carats, nearly as large as a pigeon’s egg. The Diamond Master by Jacques Futrelle [1909]

He was also one of the few men who have ever successfully combined business and philanthropy on a large scale. Old Coloured Books by George Paston [1905]

H. G. Wells A large part of the illicit trading in Russia is done by bands of children. Russia in the Shadows by H. G. Wells

Francis Bacon For a large fire and a small fire in the same room increase one another's heat; but warm water plunged into boiling water cools it. The New Organon by Francis Bacon [1620]

These characters, with far more vivid presence and clear definition than those of the other two writers, are at the same time based on large and elementary forces, like theirs. A Study of Hawthorne by G. P. Lathrop [1876]

One is described as a hemispherical cup of interwoven fibres covered with skeleton leaves, slung by silken threads to the under surface of a large leaf. Last Leaves from Dunk Island by E. J. Banfield

A chaplet of large grains hung upon her arm, and her face was covered with a veil of thick black gauze. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

Theodore Dreiser He was neither small nor large — sandy-haired, shifty-eyed, cunning, and on most occasions amiable. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

H. G. Wells I had been at large for a year and found no other way of living. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

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]

John Lewis Burckhard I was told that the ruins were of large extent, that there were no columns standing, but that large ones were lying upon the ground. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

Arnold Bennett That Sophia should be at large in the town, without leave, without notice, exactly as if she were her own mistress, was a proposition which a day earlier had been inconceivable. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

G. K. Chesterton I remember going to a great Liberal club, and walking about in a large crowded room, somewhere at the end of which a bald gentleman with a beard was reading something from a manuscript in a low voice. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

Arthur Machen It is situated on rising ground, about six miles from the sea, and is sheltered by a large and picturesque forest. The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen

Sarah Orne Jewett Mrs. Fosdick had been the mother of a large family of sons and daughters,—sailors and sailors’ wives,—and most of them had died before her. The Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett [1896]

Jules Verne Great havoc was caused amongst the woods by this storm; the earth and sand were washed away from the roots of the trees, which fell in large numbers. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

The artisan blows his vitreous bubbles, large or small, to be used afterwards as may be wanted. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

Arnold Bennett One large brass saucepan lay lorn near the doorstep, a proof that Foster was human. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Robert Louis Stevenson Thereupon he turned farmer, a trade he was to practice on a large scale; and we find him married to a Miss Schirr, a woman of some fortune, the daughter of a London merchant. Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin by Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Green Ingersoll Why is there a law against murder? Simply because a large majority of people object to being murdered. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Mark Twain St. Peter’s did not look nearly so large as the capitol, and certainly not a twentieth part as beautiful, from the outside. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

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

His large dark orbs roll slowly and solemnly over the white of his deep-set eyes; his countenance shows painful thought and long-suffering, the suffering of one fallen from a high estate. Eothen by Alexander William Kinglake [1844]

Catherine Helen Spence Whether these people possessed property, or not, now-a-days the old title of proletariat was no longer applicable, for they no longer produced large families. A Week in the Future by Catherine Helen Spence

Victor Hugo He took down from a shelf, and tied round his waist, a linen belt with a large pocket containing, no doubt, a case of instruments and bottles of restoratives. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Jules Verne Only by dint of a large bribe could Michael get over the unwillingness of the iemschik, for in this instance, as in many others, he did not wish to show his podorojna. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

H. G. Wells It was clearly a large space, and lit no doubt by some rivulet of the same blue light that we had seen flow from the beating machinery. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

Edith Wharton She wore a large hat with a long white feather, and from under its brim her painted eyes looked at Charity with amused recognition. Summer by Edith Wharton [1917]

Edith Wharton I was not alarmed, for they were neither large nor formidable. Kerfol by Edith Wharton [1916]

From this he took a large book, looking suspiciously like a scrap-album, in which were pasted innumerable cuttings and manuscripts. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

In its ordinary condition it is little more than a large brook; now, though not absolutely fresh, it was as unpleasant a place to put a horse into as one need wish. A First Year in Canterbury Settlement by Samuel Butler

Andrew Lang There stood a large table, spread with wine and roast meat and a beautiful fish. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

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]

George Eliot Maggie was frightened lest she had been doing something wrong, as usual, but presently Tom drew out her line and brought a large tench bouncing on the grass. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

Anthony Trollope And there is a square in Cleveland, well sized, as large as Russell Square I should say, with open paths across it, and containing one or two handsome buildings. North America by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins It is also possible that I may have administered too large a dose of laudanum. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Ivan Turgenev Lizaveta Prohorovna, to whom Akim in his joy took a hundred peaches on a large silver dish, gave her consent to the marriage, and the marriage took place. The Inn by Ivan Turgenev

Like a salamander he basked in the heat, and would not allow either door or window to be opened, even in the midst of summer, when a large fire made the apartment almost unendurable. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

Jules Verne Aucune lueur ne se montre à la surface du large segment de mer qui s’étend devant ses yeux. L’île à hélice by Jules Verne [1895]

Benjamin Disraeli Nigel Penruddock had obtained great celebrity as a preacher, while his extreme doctrines and practices had alike amazed, fascinated, and alarmed a large portion of the public. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

He found himself at once in a narrow hall, from the end of which opened a large room. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

There were some nice little sheets of water in the creek-bed, but scarcely large enough to be permanent. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

T. E. Lawrence It was a large society, with a sure base in the wild part of Southern Irak, where Sayid Taleb, the young John Wilkes of the Arab movement, held the power in his unprincipled fingers. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

The animal was scarcely cold, and lay on the ground like a large shapeless hog bristling with arrows. Journal of a Cruise on the Tanganyika Lake by John Hanning Speke [1864]

Jules Verne Des fenêtres supérieures, la vue peut embrasser les larges plantations, qui s’étendent jusqu’à la ville, et au delà se développe un large secteur de mer. L’île à hélice by Jules Verne [1895]

Arthur Conan Doyle That worthy was leaning back in a rocking-chair with his feet perched upon the mantelpiece and a large glass of rum arid water within reach of his great leathery hand. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

E. Phillips Oppenheim His hat was large and of unusual shape. The Man Without Nerves by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

On a table near them was a large bowl with a ladle in it, and, her head resting onthe table, slept Emma Furze, a tall woman, snoring lustily. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

He fancied that exception might be taken to his cheque for so large a sum, and was eager to avoid delay, and came from London so provided. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Raoul, opening his large eyes, like the absent man in Theophrastus, made no answer, but his sadness increased two shades. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

Charles Dickens It is not half so large as your lace-pillow, and lies easily and lightly in its place. Mugby Junction by Charles Dickens [1866]

He has a large income, she says; plenty of money. The Mystery of Jessy Page by Ellen Wood [1871]

Elizabeth Gaskell There was a large sum of ready money in their hands, at Sir Hubert’s service, until he should touch his rents, the rent-roll being eight thousand a-year. My Lady Ludlow by Elizabeth Gaskell [1858]

Thomas Hardy It was about the size of a wafer when she first observed it, but it speedily grew as large as the palm of her hand, and then she could perceive that it was red. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Andrew Lang The giant, passing by and seeing Jack, carried him to his castle, where he locked him up in a large room, the floor of which was covered with the bodies, skulls and bones of men and women. The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

H. G. Wells Chexington, it seemed to Billy, was done with a large and costly and easy completeness. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

Wilkie Collins With equal candour 1 must now record of my in-door life in London, that it was passed with many other lodgers, in a large house without a vestige of toy-shop prettiness in any part of it. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

H. G. Wells My eye caught “The Ponderevo Patent Flat, a Machine you can Live in,” written in large firm letters. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

The large white pebbles slid maliciously under his feet, and the rare patches of sand, being about tide level, were soft and yielding. A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey [1936]

George Gissing The address was at Fulham, and, on reaching it, he found a large new block of the kind known as model lodging-houses. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

Edgar Allan Poe On the back were visible in large letters Oeuvres de Bon-Bon. Thus was delicately shadowed forth the two-fold occupation of the proprietor. Humorous Tales by Edgar Allan Poe

Guy de Maupassan It is intense, terrible, it rends your heart and upsets your mind; but one is healed of these shocks, just as large bleeding wounds become healed. Minuet by Guy de Maupassan

This evening there arrived from Gratz the grave, dark-faced son of the picture cleaner, with a horse and cart laden with two large packing cases, having many pictures in each. Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

The fourth shopman was a large blond young man, very pink all over, like a slice of ham. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

John Galsworthy What about my wife?” To Michael it was as if he had said “What about Fleur?” He began to pace the room; and the young man Bicket looked at him with large dolorous eyes. The White Monkey by John Galsworthy

The large one that looked down upon the green and the flower-beds and away to the Lake and the mountains, the two smaller ones whence you could see the lower part of the town. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Anthony Trollope The Earl was a man of large possessions, and did not as yet understand that he was to be called upon to share them with Phineas Finn. “I know, Papa, you will never think ill of me. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Radclyffe Hall His large hands held a wine-card delicately, as though used to some work that necessitated extreme fineness of touch. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

E. T. A. Hoffmann The Duke’s presents and the high prices which he received for his pictures soon enabled him to remove into a large house and to furnish it in the most magnificent style. Signor Formica by E. T. A. Hoffmann [1820]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu His nose is big and drooping, his lips large and moist. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

Under it was written in a large clear hand, “Daddy.” It was Dick Le Geyt, but younger and handsomer than Annette had ever known him. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

H. G. Wells They are shaping policies and modifying laws, and they will certainly be responsible for a large proportion of the wars, hardships, and cruelties the immediate future holds in store for our earth. A Modern Utopia by H. G. Wells [1905]

Rudyard Kipling He met them each in turn with a large silent toleration, which each in turn mistook for native stupidity. A Book of Words by Rudyard Kipling [1928]

The large woman went on rocking, smiling like a corpse, waving her handkerchief. In the World by Maksim Gorky

Jules Verne But it was a great harvest for the innkeeper, as all the operations could not be conducted without a large absorption of liquors drawn from the cellars of the inn. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne [1881]

E. Phillips Oppenheim They found themselves in a large office filled with a crowd of about twenty people, mostly young women typists. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

H. G. Wells He found Sir Bussy in a large dining room with a long table surrounded by quite a number of people who Mr. Parham felt from the very outset were hangers-on and parasites of the worst description. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

F. Scott Fitzgerald This was one of the eight large accounts for which he was pointing in January — if he got half of them he was assured a quarter of a million dollars’ worth of business during the year. All the Sad Young Men by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1926]

Anthony Trollope The château of Durbellière was a large square building, three stories high, with seven front windows to each of the upper stories, and three on each side of the large door on the ground floor. La Vendée by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope But if a committee of the House of Commons could be got to say that it ought to be built, they might safely calculate on selling out at a large profit. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

Rudyard Kipling Mercifully, that respectable journal is printed in Japanese, so the hash will not be served up to a large table. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

I had never been out of England, and my dramatic knowledge was limited to pantomimes, for which these enthusiastic students of musical comedy expressed a large contempt. The Ghost Ship by Richard Middleton

George Gissing It contained a large number of drawings, on paper of various shapes and sizes, but at the top lay one on which Arthur was at present engaged. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

I am a mill-owner myself in the same place: but not as large a one as he is. Helen Whitney’s Wedding by Ellen Wood [1877]

Clarence Glyndon, with an easy fortune while single, has a large family which his fortune, unaided by marriage, can just rear up to callings more plebeian than his own. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

G. K. Chesterton The incident has a primary moral, with reference to that strange modern notion about what is practical and constructive, which seems merely to mean what is large and largely advertised. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

Andrew Lang But Mr. Tylor does not examine this large body of evidence at all, or, at least, does not offer us the details of his examination. The Making of Religion by Andrew Lang

H. G. Wells He was The Word. Even Rud himself doubted at times whether some masterful pronouncement had not been said first as it were in the world at large and then through him. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

It was a small enough dwelling in truth, and yet large for a moorland house, for it had a garret below the thatch, which was given up to my sole enjoyment. No-Man’s-Land by John Buchan [1899]

Charles Dickens I am now going to state three facts, which will startle a large class of readers on this side of the Atlantic, very much. American Notes for General Circulation by Charles Dickens [1842]

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

Victor Hugo To replace the ship’s bow lantern they set fire to, and suspended at the stem, a large block of wood covered with oakum and tar. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

John Galsworthy They passed on, up the gallery and entered a large room with a small bed, and several windows. Indian Summer of a Forsyte by John Galsworthy

Sinclair Lewis A lumber-wagon, its long green box filled with large spools of barbed-wire fencing, creaked down the block. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Anthony Trollope He had a trick of standing and walking with his thumbs fixed into the armholes of his waistcoat, while his large hands rested on his breast. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

H. G. Wells With his nose, as far as could be seen and inferred, a large nose, in the air. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

By E. Smith. Seventh edition, with very large additions, near fifty Receipts being communicated just before the author’s death. Old Cookery Books and Ancient Cuisine by William Carew Hazli

Edith Wharton It’s rather clever of her to have made a specialty of devoting herself to dull people — the field is such a large one, and she has it practically to herself. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

Then once, when the book is known, it will have a large sale, like the Meditations of Lamartine, for instance, sixty thousand copies. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

E. F. Benson The Contessa also sent Elizabeth a large jar of Italian honey, notable for its nutritious qualities. Lucia's Progress by E. F. Benson [1935]

One thing surprised me more and more every day, and that was my freedom from arrest; how it had come about that I was permitted to remain at large so long I could not understand. The Lust of Hate by Guy Boothby [1898]

So will a big bin of sawdust or a large mass of saltpetre. Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

H. G. Wells I learnt a great deal very easily, but I also did a large amount of strenuous “mugging up. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Henry David Thoreau Their food consists chiefly of flags and fresh-water muscles, the shells of the latter being left in large quantities around their lodges in the spring. Natural History of Massachusetts by Henry David Thoreau [1842]

The others turned aside to the right, and continued on their way towards the large park. Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Frederick Marryat It had been a noble tree before it had been destroyed; now it spread its long naked arms, covering a large space of ground, but without the least sign of vegetation or life remaining. Children of the New Forest by Frederick Marryat [1847]

Wilkie Collins He reclined, propped up with pillows, in a large easy-chair; it was the one position in which he could still breathe with freedom. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

H. G. Wells It was to be a second Lord Roberts A, only more so; it was to be three times as big, large enough to carry three men, and it was to be an altogether triumphant vindication of my claims upon the air. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

Edgar Allan Poe She appeared to be a large ship, and was coming nearly athwart us, being probably twelve or fifteen miles distant. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe

Arthur Machen No one laughed, because it was well known that Professor Huvelius spent every penny of his private means and a large portion of his official stipend on works of kindness and charity. The Terror by Arthur Machen

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]

Charles Dickens She was cheerily dressed, had a fan in her hand, and wore large gold earrings and a large gold cross. The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens [1860]

There was a stone mantelpiece over an open hearth; there was a settle, some carved chairs and a large oak table. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

It meant custom for every little tradesman in the village, and charities on a large scale to the poor. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

Maria Edgeworth She had left the room, but soon she returned, dressed in the character of Queen Elizabeth, in which she had once appeared at a masquerade, with a large ruff, and all the costume of the times. Belinda. by Maria Edgeworth

Charles Dickens Who knows? This,’ he added, putting his hand into his waistcoat-pocket, and taking out a large tooth, at the sight of which both Miggs and Mrs Varden screamed, ‘this was a bishop’s. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

James Joyce He saw the priest stow the communion cup away, well in, and kneel an instant before it, showing a large grey bootsole from under the lace affair he had on. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

George Meredith My aunt Dorothy talked very anxiously about the day appointed by my father to repay the large sum expended. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

A large mass loomed up presently out of the darkness, and a huge dog rushed out, barking furiously. The Phantom Coach by Amelia B. Edwards

H. G. Wells They were like large feathers, except that the leaflets did not lock together. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

G. K. Chesterton When I was a young man, practically every person with a large circle had one or two friends with a fancy for what would still have been called mediums and moonshine. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

But Justinian, having received large presents of money from him, immediately annulled the sentence. The Secret History of the Court of Justinian by Procopius [1896]

G. K. Chesterton The third man had no hat; he was lean, in light, vaguely sporting clothes, and the large pipe in his mouth made him look all the leaner. Manalive by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

Sinclair Lewis Seven Novelties glittered on the desk alone, including a large rococo Shakespeare-style glass ink-well containing cloves and a small iron Pittsburg-style one containing ink. Our Mr. Wrenn by Sinclair Lewis

Thomas Paine I have heretofore likewise mentioned the necessity of a large and equal representation; and there is no political matter which more deserves our attention. Common Sense by Thomas Paine [1776]

Anthony Trollope The beautifully embossed invitations were sent about among a large circle of noble and aristocratic friends. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Charles Kingsley Mrs. Jameson here speaks in the name of a large and rapidly-increasing class. The Poetry of Sacred and Legendary Art by Charles Kingsley

In particular, there was a crucifix of gold, enriched with jewels so large and rare, that of itself it would have constituted a prize of great magnitude. The Avenger by Thomas de Quincey

T. H. Huxley The large supraciliary ridges give the forehead a far more retreating appearance than its internal contour would bear out. Essays by T. H. Huxley

Robert Burns I there wi’ something did forgather, That put me in an eerie swither; An awfu’ scythe, out-owre ae shouther, Clear-dangling, hang; A three-taed leister on the ither Lay, large an’ lang. The Poetical Works of Robert Burns by Robert Burns

Tisdall lagged as he caught sight of her, so that the sergeant’s large official elevation should announce trouble to her with the clarity of a sandwich board. A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey [1936]

A small bottle, eh?” “No. A large one. Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah [1914]

Henry James Isabel saw it all as distinctly as if it had been reflected in a large clear glass. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

The difficulty always is that it takes a quite colossal faith to move a mountain; and it is practically impossible to assemble so large a faith, so mountains are practically never moved. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

Jane Austen A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen [1814]

Theodore Dreiser De Soto was pleased to think that he was being given a chance to pay up old scores and to do large things; he was really grateful. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Helen Zimmern Inimitable are the two Clays, brothers, men of large fortunes, which they spend in all manner of extravagance and profligacy, not from inclination, but merely to purchase admission into fine company. Maria Edgeworth by Helen Zimmern

Arthur Conan Doyle At the other side of this road were three large detached deep-bodied villas with peaky eaves and small wooden balconies, each standing in its own little square of grass and of flowers. Beyond the City by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

But we had not reckoned on the effect that a large fortune can make on a miserly temperament. Her Murderer by Mary Cholmondeley [1921]

Andrew Lang A splashing noise near by drew him down to a valley through which ran a large river, and up a waterfall some salmon were leaping. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Anthony Trollope Now, what have you got to tell me?” “I have lent a man a large sum of money,—two hundred and twenty-seven pounds!” “You are always lending people large sums of money. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

They beheld a large hall filled with rich and beautiful stuffs, articles of curious workmanship of various kinds, gold and silver in bars and in the ore, and many jewels of value. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

The books illustrated are selected out of a large number, and I think it may fairly be considered that the most favourable typical specimens now left in England are shown. English Embroidered Bookbindings by Cyril Davenport [1899]

F. Scott Fitzgerald At these Saturday-night dances it was largely feminine; a great babel of middle-aged ladies with sharp eyes and icy hearts behind lorgnettes and large bosoms. Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Arthur Conan Doyle The circle included nothing but flat slate-coloured stone, with one large hole, where we had extracted the rock-salt, and one or two smaller depressions. The Mystery of Sasassa Valley by Arthur Conan Doyle

The blade of a large bowie knife was protruding from the opening of his jacket. The Secret of the Sandhills by Arthur Gask [1921]

Edgar Rice Burroughs With a knife that hung at his side he cut several large pieces from the boar’s body, and in the center of the trail he built a fire, cooking and eating as much as he wanted. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

Mark Twain We had already seen a large piece of the true cross in a church in the Azores, but no nails. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Arthur Conan Doyle To the eastward of this chalk promontory was a large fine-looking town, which stretched in a wide semicircle round the shores of a curving bay. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Anthony Trollope The gentleman wanted a large sum of money instantly — something under two thousand pounds — had no natural friends who could provide it, but must go utterly to the wall without it. Thackeray by Anthony Trollope [1879]

We accordingly followed the man up an outer flight of wooden steps at one corner of the courtyard, and were shown into a large room built partly over the church. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Charles Dickens Rachael made the tea (so large a party necessitated the borrowing of a cup), and the visitor enjoyed it mightily. Hard Times by Charles Dickens [1854]

George Eliot Martin Poyser’s large person shook with his silent unctuous laugh. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

By the side of the editor stood a large pewter tankard; above him hung an engraving of the “wonderfully fat boar formerly in the possession of Mr. Fattem, grazier. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Peter and Tabitha stood with their backs to the door, stooping over a large chest which apparently they had just dragged from a cavity or concealed closet on the left side of the chimney. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Thomas Carlyle A large company of friends rode out to meet him, with still more earnest warnings; he answered, “Were there as many Devils in Worms as there are roof-tiles, I would on. On Heroes and Hero Worship and the Heroic in History by Thomas Carlyle

William Godwin That which supplied and promised to supply to them so large a harvest of honour and fame, unavoidably became precious in their eyes. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

William Henry Hudson Following its banks for about a mile, I came at last to a grove of stately old trees, and there I seated myself on a large twisted root projecting over the water. A Crystal Age by William Henry Hudson

E. Nesbi By its thin little glimmer the children saw a large bare kitchen with a stone floor. The Railway Children by E. Nesbi

Wilkie Collins Some large town in Scotland would be the safest destination that I could publicly advertise myself as bound for. A Rogue’s Life by Wilkie Collins [1879]

There at my right hand was the large table, with the shaded lamp and the boots and papers strewn over it. Serapion by Francis Stevens

Nellie Bly But talk about privacy! If it is privacy the English desire so much, they should adopt our American trains, for there is no privacy like that to be found in a large car filled with strangers. Around the World in Seventy-Two Days by Nellie Bly [1890]

The largest boats, which alone seemed unexceptionable, contained from eight to ten cabins, besides two saloons, and were obviously too large for a party consisting of only L., the Writer, and a maid. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Upon the opposite or eastern side of this rock was a large ledge or cave, under which the Troglodytes of these realms had frequently encamped. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

E. Phillips Oppenheim Without wishing to seem curious, I asked him the reason for these large withdrawals of cash and for the change of his excellent securities into bearer bonds. The Man Without Nerves by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Jules Verne The three married couples had private rooms walled off, so that the large house was relieved of them as well as of all the other soldiers. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

Wilkie Collins The large conservatory opening out of it is pleasantly lighted with Chinese lanterns, and beautifully decorated with shrubs and flowers. The Frozen Deep by Wilkie Collins [1874]

Frances Hodgson Burnett When the bedroom door was opened a large crow, which seemed quite at home perched on the high back of a carven chair, announced the entrance of a visitor by saying “Caw — Caw” quite loudly. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1911]

We approached the door, which was at the end of a small alley, and when we reached it I noticed that Nikola rapped upon it twice with a large ring he wore upon the first finger of his right hand. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

For want of a better, it seemed not improbable that a large German head might answer their purpose. Goethe by Thomas De Quincey

Anthony Hope I had rubbed myself thoroughly with oil, and I carried a large flask of whisky. The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope

Anthony Trollope Lord Popplecourt was a man in possession of a large estate which was unencumbered. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

D. H. Lawrence He was a large employer of labour, he was a great mine-owner. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

H. G. Wells The first exhilaration of his bearing had already to a large extent evaporated. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

Great Theron fell, an omen of the fight; Great Theron, large of limbs, of giant height. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

Robert Louis Stevenson Natural talk, like ploughing, should turn up a large surface of life, rather than dig mines into geological strata. Memories and Portraits by Robert Louis Stevenson

Since the election of their new ruler, a large part of the population had returned to their homes, assured of protection in person and property. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

John Galsworthy Up some wide stairs, down a corridor, into a large and empty room, with a fire at the end, their guide took them. Maid in Waiting by John Galsworthy

Beyond this, a large wooden shed, with a wide window fronting the north, had been erected close against the boat-house. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Sigmund Freud A boy not yet four years of age relates the following dream: He saw a large garnished dish, on which was a large joint of roast meat; and the joint was suddenly — not carved — but eaten up. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]