Phrases with "largely"

Henry James These pages treat largely of the pleasures of a kitchen-garden, of the beauty of summer-squashes, and of the mysteries of apple-raising. Hawthorne by Henry James [1879]

It is by his irresistible power to reach the adventurous side in the character, not only of his own, but of all nations, that Marryat is largely human. Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad [1921]

H. G. Wells In certain social groups dependent largely upon the general liveliness of mind prevailing in them, the tendency to become either viciously defensive or alertly innovating may vary. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Henry Handel Richardson As they were aware, said the speaker, the Legislative Council of Victoria was made up largely of Crown nominees; in the election of members the gold-seeking population had no voice whatsoever. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

George Meredith That element of the barbarous which went largely to form his emotional nature was overjoyed in wresting such a woman from the enemy, and subduing her personally. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

George Gissing Heaven preserve me from falling in love with a young girl who still has her first man’s heart to break! “Her charm is, I think, largely unconscious. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

And then there were the books that he wrote, novels, pamphlets, history lectures, scientific essays, on which he largely depended to support his wife and family. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

T. H. Huxley The muscles which move the bones vary largely in their attachments. Essays by T. H. Huxley

H.P. Lovecraft These persons were largely of mediocre mind or less — some so primitive that they could scarcely be thought of as vehicles for abnormal scholarship and preternatural mental acquisitions. The Shadow Out of Time by H.P. Lovecraft [1935]

Perhaps human personality is largely the same in all lands and all times, and ghosts have the same elemental emotions however much they may have acquired a veneer of modernity. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Alfred Ainger The matter of the essays proved to be largely personal, or at least to savour of the autobiographical. Charles Lamb by Alfred Ainger [1882]

G. K. Chesterton For the moment it need only be said that the importance of Stevenson largely consists in his relation with the tendency of his age. Robert Louis Stevenson by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

Ralph Waldo Emerson He is so largely receptive, and is so placed, that he comes to be a bureau for all the intelligence, wit and power of the age and country. Representative Men by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1850]

Stephen Lucius Gwynn For Moore wrote Captain Rock after reading Irish history and making something of an exhaustive tour through the south of Ireland, while in 1815 his sense of Irish grievances was largely theoretical. Thomas Moore by Stephen Lucius Gwynn [1905]

E. Phillips Oppenheim This is why all this outside espionage with which Seaman is so largely concerned seems to me at times unwise and unnecessary. The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1920]

From Lanzo I went to Viu, a summer resort largely frequented by the Turinese, but rarely visited by English people. Alps and Sanctuaries of Piedmont and the Canton Ticino by Samuel Butler [1881]

Olaf Stapledon But human choices turn out to be in practice and in the long run very largely predictable. Saints and Revolutionaries by Olaf Stapledon

Bram Stoker He has certain qualities very largely developed, selfishness, secrecy, and purpose. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

Frances Hodgson Burnett Aunts and cousins and more or less able relatives were largely drawn on in these days of stress and need, and Dowie was an efficient person. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Virginia Woolf This indifferent, if not hostile, attitude on William’s part made it impossible to break off without animosity, largely and completely. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

Isabella Bird The exports from Bushire in the same year amounted to £535,076, that of opium being largely on the increase. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Olaf Stapledon Tibet had become largely dependent on the more industrial West. But once more the Tibetans rose to strange irrational and almost hilarious confidence. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

This was, no doubt, largely due to his inclination towards the grotesque, which a severer literary training might have taught him to restrain. Dickens by Adolphus William Ward [1882]

G. K. Chesterton Whatever the other relative merits of our minds, his was by far the most mature; perhaps for the very reason that it largely confined itself to being critical or flippant. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

T. H. Huxley But this great circumference arises largely from the vast development of the supraciliary ridges, though the perimeter of the brain case itself is not small. Essays by T. H. Huxley

Alfred Ainger Shakespeare, indeed, had a permanent stage-existence—that best of commentaries which fine acting supplies, to which Lamb himself had been from childhood so largely indebted. Charles Lamb by Alfred Ainger [1882]

H. G. Wells In the first place, there was the bleached look common in most animals that live largely in the dark — the white fish of the Kentucky caves, for instance. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells [1896]

Olaf Stapledon It is essentially active, or (if you prefer the word) dynamic; and its experience is largely determined by its activities or its capacities for action. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

E. F. Benson It’s all on my mind rather, and I’m talking to you about it, because it’s largely your fault. Queen Lucia by E. F. Benson [1920]

Robert Louis Stevenson The woods sang aloud, and gave largely of their healthful breath. The Silverado Squatters by Robert Louis Stevenson

R. D. Blackmore Its virtue was excessive thickness — such as a writer should pray for — protected also by powerful hairiness — largely admired by those with whom it is restricted to the head. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Isabella Bird In the saloon there was a little fair-haired boy of seven years old, with the intellectual faculties largely developed — indeed, so much so as to be painfully suggestive of water on the brain. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

Edith Wharton Now that he found there was to be no struggle he understood how largely his zeal had of late depended on such factitious incentives. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

The next Brandon had been a fox-hunter, and fox-hunters live as largely as patriotic politicians. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

Walter Scott We mean neither to sequestrate your estates, nor to abase your honours, but, on the contrary, will add largely to both. Quentin Durward by Walter Scott [1823]

Olaf Stapledon Psychologically the national State depends very largely on appeals to herd-mindedness. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

H. G. Wells Up to this, I had refrained from forcing them, largely because of the mystery on the other side. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells [1896]

Anthony Trollope Mr. Slope, therefore, walked rather largely upon the earth. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

It is not altogether an art, perhaps, for success in it is largely due to accident. A Sole Survivor by Ambrose Bierce

Virginia Woolf Emigration had become, in short, largely Lady Bruton. But she had to write. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf [1925]

Ford Madox Ford Besides, the medicine-grip did not bulk as largely in her eyes as it did in mine, where it was the symbol of the existence of an adored wife of a day. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

Over a largely checked vest he wore an exquisitely cut frock coat. The Heads of Cerberus by Francis Stevens

Among the many curses of our nineteenth-century literature denounced by its leading Censor, the worst, the want of loyalty among literary men, he fails to denounce because he largely shares in it. Carlyle by John Nichol [1892]

Stephen Lucius Gwynn And, as usual, his verse writing was largely amatory. Thomas Moore by Stephen Lucius Gwynn [1905]

D. H. Lawrence After which Dr. Mitchell, mollified, largely told the patient how she was to behave, concluding: “Nourishment! Nourishment is what you want. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

Robert Louis Stevenson My grandmother remained to the end devout and unambitious, occupied with her Bible, her children, and her house; easily shocked, and associating largely with a clique of godly parasites. Records of a Family of Engineers by Robert Louis Stevenson

Olaf Stapledon And the actual character of each is largely determined by its relation to others. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

I am sure that this was largely by mere chance. My Literary Passions by William Dean Howells

H. G. Wells I seemed to rise out of a tangle of immediacies and misconceptions, to see more largely and more freely than I had ever done before. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

I am a girl living in the country and have therefore to do largely as my neighbours like. Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah [1914]

The turn which our politics have taken towards economics, if I may so phrase the rise of the questions of labor and capital, has not largely attracted literary men. Literature and Life by William Dean Howells

Baldwin Spencer This ornate boomerang is met with largely amongst the Urabunna tribe, and now and again one is seen in the hands of a man belonging to the southern Arunta. The length of one of these is 88 cm. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

It is largely the practical interest of the exigencies of that relation of mastery in which the members of the class are placed. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

Wilkie Collins It is an afternoon concert; and modern German music was largely represented on the programme. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Nathaniel Hawthorne This was not love, but anger, largely intermixed with scorn. The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

Olaf Stapledon Further, the detail of basic concepts and values accepted by our own galactic society was also largely a development of the marine culture that had dominated the sub-galaxy. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Edmund Burke Solicitous chiefly for the peace of my own country, but by no means unconcerned for yours, I wish to communicate more largely what was at first intended only for your private satisfaction. Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke [1790]

George Meredith The sole inhabitant contemplates his largely substantial full fleshed face and figure in a glass. The Case of General Ople and Lady Camper by George Meredith [1877]

Virginia Woolf Our marriages, our friendships depend on it; our business largely depends on it; every day questions arise which can only be solved by its help. Mr. Bennett and Mrs. Brown by Virginia Woolf [1924]

Willa Cather In a lifetime of teaching, I’ve encountered just one remarkable mind; but for that, I’d consider my good years largely wasted. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather [1925]

Ann Radcliffe We will hereafter converse more largely on this subject. The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne by Ann Radcliffe [1789]

Our daily life, however, is so largely social that we seldom meet by special invitation or engagement. A Traveler from Altruria by William Dean Howells

Virginia Woolf It is an attempt on a larger scale than hitherto, and, if it fails, the size of the attempt is largely responsible. The Death of the Moth and other essays by Virginia Woolf [1942]

Olaf Stapledon That his character should be largely the product of another mind seemed to him at first an intolerable violation of his privacy, nay, of his identity. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

The import of opium has largely increased. The Golden Chersonese and the way thither by Isabella L. Bird [1883]

The break in the Renaissance movement was largely the result of political causes. Landmarks in Literature--French by Lytton Strachey

Jules Verne Gideon Spilett, a talented reporter, having learned everything so as to be able to speak of everything, would contribute largely with his head and hands to the colonization of the island. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

D. H. Lawrence The q-b says it is largely stupidity. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

Abraham Merri It is largely salts of radium and its base is Loeb’s formula for the neutralization of radium and X-ray burns. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

H.P. Lovecraft The number of dying permanent exiles of the Great Race was very slight — largely because of the tremendous penalties attached to displacements of future Great Race minds by the moribund. The Shadow Out of Time by H.P. Lovecraft [1935]

Robert Louis Stevenson Once more accordingly the pair pledged each other in a stalwart grog; and Zero, leaning back with an air of some complacency, proceeded more largely to develop his opinions. The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson

The best proof we have that the district is largely productive is the fact that the caravans and competition increase on those lines more and more every day. Journal of a Cruise on the Tanganyika Lake by John Hanning Speke [1864]

D. H. Lawrence Jack’s “common” speech and manner was largely assumed — part of the colonial bluff. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

H. G. Wells It — was, I think, largely a case of special aptitude, of a peculiar irrelevant vein of faculty running through my mind. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

It is not that the varieties which differ largely in some one point do not differ at all in other points; this is hardly ever — I speak after careful observation, perhaps never, the case. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

D. H. Lawrence He was a little too much the teetotaller on the one hand to be so largely manly on the other. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

Nathaniel Hawthorne Its progenitor was a being not altogether human, yet partaking so largely of the gentlest human qualities, as to be neither awful nor shocking to the imagination. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

The woman was largely built, finely developed, very self-possessed; such a woman as Catterson would have admired. In Normandy by Ella D'Arcy [1904]

The Gothic novel relied largely for its impressiveness on emphasizing ghostly scenes by representing aspects of weather to harmonize with the emotions of the characters. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

His shoulders were vast, and his lower limbs thick-set, double-jointed, and slightly curved outward, in that formation which takes so much from beauty to give so largely to strength. The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1834]

George Gissing Travel, on the other hand, is largely represented; the general appetite for information about lands remote would appear to be only less keen than for the adventures of romance. The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft by George Gissing [1902]

H.P. Lovecraft Most were seamen, and a sprinkling of Negroes and mulattoes, largely West Indians or Brava Portuguese from the Cape Verde Islands, gave a colouring of voodooism to the heterogeneous cult. The Call of Cthulhu by H.P. Lovecraft [1926]

Virginia Woolf Our optimism, then, is largely instinctive. The Common Reader by Virginia Woolf [1925]

Consequently, as Egyptology is largely a museum science, he was a learned Egyptologist. But his real interest was in things rather than events. The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman [1911]

Robert Louis Stevenson The last month has been particularly cheery largely owing to the presence of our good friends the Curacoas. She is really a model ship, charming officers and charming seamen. Vailima Letters by Robert Louis Stevenson

WLB seems to have remained largely untouched by the hell around him He enjoyed the challenge of his scientific work and its succssful outcome. The Bragg Family in Adelaide by John Jenkin

H. G. Wells It was impossible for the Prince to desist, and own himself defeated, and it was impossible to subdue the city except by largely destroying it. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

Jack London It was long before I guessed a tithe of it, and then largely through the Lady Om’s confidences and Hendrik Hamel’s conclusions. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

Jules Verne Reaching the rocky wall, I skirted along its base and found it broken by many crevices; above, arose more solid rocks of that feldspar of which the chain of the Alleghanies largely consists. The Master of the World by Jules Verne [1904]

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]

Jacques Futrelle There is one individual in this affair with whom I should like to reckon, hence the personal equation enters very largely into the case. Elusive Isabel by Jacques Futrelle [1909]

Henry James The Colonel, as it turned out, liked to sit and he liked to talk while he was sitting: which was very fortunate, as his talk largely constituted Lyon’s inspiration. The Liar by Henry James [1888]

The community was largely self-supporting. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Edgar Allan Poe In this respect I did not differ from him materially; — I was skilful in the Italian vintages myself, and bought largely whenever I could. The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe

Henry James Never had the pleasure of conversation (the greatest he knew) been so largely opened to him. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

George Gissing The fact was that Mrs. Strangeways largely entertained the demi-monde, to use in its true sense a term persistently misapplied. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

This form of freemasonry deals largely in processions, whose preliminaries and proceedings are kept profoundly secret. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

George Meredith No thoroughly-fashioned, clear-spirited man conceives wickedness impossible to him: but wickedness so largely mixed with folly, the best of us may reject as not among our temptations. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

The fifth and sixth volumes deal quite largely enough in mere eccentricity to justify the distaste of any reader upon whom mere eccentricity had begun to pall. Sterne by H. D. Traill [1882]

Olaf Stapledon His scepticism is largely a rejection of the vague and doubtful dogmas of religion, and a protest against what, in his view, is the gigantic humbug perpetrated by the churches. Saints and Revolutionaries by Olaf Stapledon

Isabella Bird The uncultivated slopes are now covered with red tulips and a purple allium, and even the dry gravel added largely to the daily increasing botanical collection. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Olaf Stapledon All seemingly were farther from us than that from which we had come, but several bulked as largely as Orion in the Earth’s sky. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

It is largely hum-bug, coming as it does from bourgeois-baiters who are bourgeois themselves, but it does great harm, because it allows a minor issue to block a major one. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell [1937]

G. K. Chesterton But I begin with this name also because it emphasises the idea of modern fiction as a fresh and largely a female thing. The Victorian Age in Literature by G. K. Chesterton [1913]

Charlotte Perkins Gilman They looked at it, liked it, and moved it; teachers, largely doctors, lawyers, dressmakers; women who worked. Moving the Mountain by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1911]

Isabella Bird He is largely trusted by the Moslems of Urmi and the neighbourhood, and mixes with them socially on friendly and easy terms. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

The world was largely too filled with unnecessary persons. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

The interest of the book therefore is largely a material one. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

Arnold Bennett Not merely had Constance and Sophia never really felt their father’s tragedy; Mrs. Baines herself had largely lost the sense of it — such is the effect of use. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Elizabeth Gaskell His agent had largely trusted a house in the American trade, which went down, along with several others, just at this time, like a pack of cards, the fall of one compelling other failures. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

Olaf Stapledon It was a largely industrialized region, and the smoke from its chimneys contributed to the black haze of the east wind. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

Henry James He had thus discovered in himself a sharp eye for the mystery of mechanics, and had invented an improvement in the cotton-spinning process which was now largely used and was known by his name. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

He says, “The thoroughbred wanderer’s idiosyncrasy, I presume to be a composition of what phrenologists call inhabitiveness and locality equally and largely developed. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

H. G. Wells The blue canvas that bulked so largely in his first impression of the city ways appeared again and again as the costume of the common people. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

Andrew Lang At this time there was so much talk about Glam’s walkings, that nothing was so largely spoken of as these. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang

Olaf Stapledon The form of society, the organization of men in hierarchies of social classes, was itself largely a product of the poison, so that its structure favoured the disease rather than health. Death into Life by Olaf Stapledon

Washington Irving Collecting a small sum from the club, and no doubt increasing it largely from his own purse, he dismissed the Jehu with many encomiums on his good conduct. The Life of Oliver Goldsmith by Washington Irving [1840]

Robert Louis Stevenson He corresponded at that time with a young Edinburgh friend, one Frank Scott; and I am here going to draw somewhat largely on this boyish correspondence. Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin by Robert Louis Stevenson

If you wish it I will write to Burlington, Smith, and Company, about it — they are largely in policies and post-obits. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

We have got to admit that if Fascism is everywhere advancing, this is largely the fault of Socialists themselves. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell [1937]

Olaf Stapledon Paul’s patriotism was largely an affectation. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

The French papers borrow their information relative to foreign affairs largely from the English journals, so that they are a day behind ours in the foreign news that they publish. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

Hence the saving of wax by largely saving honey and the time consumed in collecting the honey must be an important element of success to any family of bees. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

The vices vanished with the crimes, and the diseases almost as largely disappeared. A Traveler from Altruria by William Dean Howells

John Stuart Mill In modern Europe, and most in those parts of it which have participated most largely in all other modern improvements, diametrically opposite doctrines now prevail. The Subjection of Women by John Stuart Mill [1869]

Olaf Stapledon It springs also, as Marxists themselves admit, from a genuine, even if largely perverted, revolutionary zeal. Saints and Revolutionaries by Olaf Stapledon

Olaf Stapledon What we experience depends largely on our sensitivity and our power of intelligent discrimination. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

The geological record, at all times imperfect, does not extend far enough back to show with unmistakable clearness that within the known history of the world organisation has largely advanced. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

H. G. Wells And not only from natural evils will man be largely free. What are we to do with our lives? by H. G. Wells [1928]

I fancied these fellows gave their support largely in a spirit of burlesque; but they gave it robustly, and from that time on, Mrs. Makely led the applause, and they roared in after her. A Traveler from Altruria by William Dean Howells

George Gissing With it will vanish that habit of periodic calm, which, even when it has become so largely void of conscious meaning, is, one may safely say, the best spiritual boon ever bestowed upon a people. The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft by George Gissing [1902]

H.P. Lovecraft I have said that I was at once relieved and made uneasy, but this expresses only crudely the overtones of diverse and largely subconscious feelings which comprised both the relief and the uneasiness. The Whisperer in Darkness by H.P. Lovecraft [1930]

Rudyard Kipling I AM entrusted with a toast which you can easily see demands somewhat cautious handling; for I cannot hide from you that the Houses of Parliament are very largely political in their nature. A Book of Words by Rudyard Kipling [1928]

Perhaps she felt that her strength needed keeping up, but she certainly partook largely of the delicate dinner provided by Jane, who was a most excellent cook. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

Olaf Stapledon Literature is largely concerned with it. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

These figures should be largely increased to give them their modern values; but, economise as she might, she found that she could only just manage to rub along. Books and Characters by Lytton Strachey

Wilkie Collins Admiration of those beauties of the inanimate world, which modern poetry so largely and so eloquently describes, is not, even in the best of us, one of the original instincts of our nature. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

That gusto was largely real, true, for it seemed a fine thing to go splurging off to College in a gig; but it was still more largely assumed, to combat the sorrow of departure. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

George Meredith He required the ablest men of the country to write for him, and it was just that they should be largely paid. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Robert Louis Stevenson Each knows more than can be uttered; each lives by faith, and believes by a natural compulsion; and between man and wife the language of the body is largely developed and grown strangely eloquent. Virginibus Puerisque by Robert Louis Stevenson

There were certain outline illustrations in it, which were very good in the cold Flaxman manner, and helped largely to heighten the fascination of the poems for me. My Literary Passions by William Dean Howells

Charlotte Perkins Gilman Patriotism is largely pride, and very largely combativeness. Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1915]

It was the reputation of Peter Stanhope which had so largely increased the excitement of this year’s drama. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

Jack London This was right — a true decision I could not but admit to myself; for Captain Nicholl’s life was largely known to me and I knew him to be honest, upright, and God-fearing. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

Charles Dudley Warner An age is apt to take a lurch in a body one way or another, and those most active in it do not always perceive how largely its direction is determined by what are called mere systems of philosophy. Washington Irving by Charles Dudley Warner

But your faults were due largely to the mistakes of your rearing. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

This was followed by Critical Remarks on the Hebrew Scriptures, in which he largely anticipated the German school of criticism. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

Under his surveillance the old buildings were repaired and largely reconstructed, and he himself began to live here in the year 1734, when he was fifty-three years of age. Lost Horizon by James Hilton

Nevertheless, in the few cases in which the proportional numbers have been actually observed, the males appear to be largely in excess. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

George Meredith It rose from groups not so rapidly and largely mixing, and less quick to kindle; whose crazy sincereness battened on the smallest morsel of fact and collected the fictitious by slow absorption. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

And this had happened quite largely because of the “managerial” (i. James Burnham and the Managerial Revolution by George Orwell [1946]

He prided himself on his accuracy and compiled his books largely from newspaper cuttings, but the strange facts which he collected were subsidiary to what he would have regarded as his ‘purpose’. Charles Reade by George Orwell [1940]

In 1864 he contributed to Blackwood’s Magazine a series of miscellaneous papers, Cornelius O’Dowd on Men, Women, and Things in General. L.’s life was largely spent abroad. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

Anthony Trollope He learned from a side wind that the house of Hunky and Sons was concerned largely in this business — or at any rate he thought that he had so learned. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

When the seeds in our fruits become atrophied, the fruit itself gains largely in size and quality. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

The economic reform wrought is largely of the nature of a permutation in the methods of conspicuous waste. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

In his appearance in literature the devil is largely anthropomorphic. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

E. Phillips Oppenheim The figure of this man, who had once loomed so largely in his life, had gradually shrunk away into the background. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

Virginia Woolf The world created by that vision is rarer, intenser, and more wholly of a piece than the world that is largely made of authentic information supplied by other people. The Death of the Moth and other essays by Virginia Woolf [1942]

Olaf Stapledon And the answer must be that his ideal of himself was largely determined in the first instance by his recognition of the intrinsic good of community. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

Gifts full many to these heaven send as largely requiting, Gifts Themis ever wont deal to the pious of yore. Poems and Fragments by Catullus

H. G. Wells Our current education is framed very largely to avert and anticipate this facile contagion, but the Press of that time subsisted by its dissemination, in the interests of reactionary forces. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

That the Scot is largely endowed with the commercial imagination his foes will be ready to acknowledge. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

The circulating library itself, though not the creation of the novel, was very largely extended by it, and helped no doubt very largely to extend the circulation of the novel in turn. The English Novel by George Saintsbury [1913]

H. G. Wells Something strange and largely inexplicable happened to these two babes in the wood. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

This success was largely due to the literary style and artistic handling of the subject. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

Arthur Conan Doyle In May I used the slides, with others, to illustrate a lecture given in the Mortimer Hall, London, and this aroused considerable interest, largely because of these pictures and their story. The Coming of the Fairies by Arthur Conan Doyle [1922]

As a politician he devoted himself largely to questions affecting authors, such as copyright and the removal of taxes upon literature. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

Sexual selection will also be largely dominated by natural selection tending towards the general welfare of the species. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Virginia Woolf The fact that both sexes have a very marked though dissimilar love of dress seems to have escaped the notice of the dominant sex owing largely it must be supposed to the hypnotic power of dominance. Three Guineas by Virginia Woolf [1938]

H. G. Wells The idea of the Modern State could not for a long time make itself clear to their imaginations largely because the conspicuous self-contradictions of Russia stood in the way. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Olaf Stapledon In walking he is relatively free, since the event is largely determined by his own active nature. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

Olaf Stapledon Well did the priests know that their power depended largely on their ability to induce this luscious ecstasy in their flock by means of ritual and other psychological techniques. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

George Gissing But Mr. Farmiloe remembered the other aspect of the matter; he would benefit so largely by this ill-paid undertaking that grumbling was foolish. Fate and the Apothecary by George Gissing

Rudyard Kipling First, that a pigtail is largely composed of silk, and rasps the palm of the hand as it slides through; and secondly, that the forearm of a Chinaman is surprisingly muscular and well-developed. City of Dreadful Night by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Joseph Furphy Life is largely composed of such uneventful days; and these are therefore most worthy of careful analysis. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

Radclyffe Hall All the same, I like her,’ said Puddle. Mademoiselle Duphot admired the house in the Rue Jacob and she ate very largely of the rich and excellent dinner. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

Edith Wharton The ghost — Alida’s imperceptible ghost — after figuring largely in the banter of their first month or two at Lyng, had been gradually discarded as too ineffectual for imaginative use. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

Robert Louis Stevenson But it is of the essence of this knowledge, or this knack of mind, to be largely incommunicable. Records of a Family of Engineers by Robert Louis Stevenson

G. K. Chesterton But I will ask him to remember throughout that this was the primary problem for me, certainly in order of time and largely in order of logic. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

Few things in this war have been more morally disgusting than the present hunt after traitors and Quislings. At best it is largely the punishment of the guilty by the guilty. Collected Essays by George Orwell

Henry James It’s largely over you that they’ve quarrelled. The Next Time by Henry James [1895]

The furniture, carpets, and mirrors, which bulked so largely in my master’s house, gave me no pleasure, irritated me by their melancholy clumsiness and smell of paint and lacquer. In the World by Maksim Gorky

Robert Louis Stevenson The inclemency of heaven, which has thus endowed the language of Scotland with words, has also largely modified the spirit of its poetry. Edinburgh Picturesque Notes by Robert Louis Stevenson

But we are left largely to conjecture in what manner their acquaintanceship acted upon his mind. Henrik Ibsen by Edmund Gosse

Later, largely through the influence of Professor D. S. Miller (see his essay ‘The meaning of truth and error,’ in the Philosophical Review for 1893, vol. The Meaning of Truth by William James

H. G. Wells The revival of newspapers, which had largely ceased during the terrible year because of the dislocation of the coinage, gave a vehicle and a method of organisation to these complaints. The World Set Free by H. G. Wells [1914]

Joseph Furphy No one has dealt better since Antony harangued the Sollickers of his day on dead Caesar’s behalf; but I differed from Antony so largely in result that the comparison is seriously disturbed. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

George Gissing The meanings which she attached to that word ‘moral’ largely modified themselves, that they should do so was the note of her progress. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

H. G. Wells It is largely mental laziness on the defensive that makes people say this kind of thing. World Brain by H. G. Wells [1938]

They go on being ugly largely because the Northerners have got used to that kind of thing and do not notice it. Collected Essays by George Orwell

Theodore Dreiser He liked to be called into any case largely because it meant something to do and kept him from being bored. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

The reader will notice from these citations: (1) That, as we have already said, and as Burton himself partly admitted, Burton’s translation is largely a paraphrase of Payne’s. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

Blue or pink ribbon bows figured largely in these new decorative schemes. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Thus, also, it is that continental productions have everywhere become so largely naturalised on islands. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

Edgar Rice Burroughs She described the Mahars largely by comparisons. At the Earth’s Core by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1914]

There is an excellent prescription for making elderberry wine, besides, in which Malaga raisins are to be largely used. Old Cookery Books and Ancient Cuisine by William Carew Hazli

He had three sisters older than himself, but no brother or companion, and he was left largely to himself. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

You must depend largely upon your own discretion, and the exigencies of the moment. The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green

D. H. Lawrence It is your child, and for that reason I must revere it and submit my body entirely to its welfare, entertaining no thought of death, which once more is largely conceit. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence