Phrases with "largely"

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]

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

Robert Louis Stevenson It is no use asking them to employ an architect; for that would be to touch them in a delicate quarter, and its use would largely depend on what architect they were minded to call in. Edinburgh Picturesque Notes by Robert Louis Stevenson

Augustine Birrell This money was largely spent in bribing the House of Commons. The French ambassador was allowed an extra grant of a thousand crowns a month to keep a table for hungry legislators. Andrew Marvell by Augustine Birrell [1905]

Baldwin Spencer In Figs. 16 and 18 white cockatoo feathers are used, and the human-hair string, by which it is attached to the hair of the head, is largely enclosed in red-ochred beeswax. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Sigmund Freud The politeness which I practise every day is largely a disguise of this kind; if I interpret my dreams for the benefit of my readers, I am forced to make misrepresentations of this kind. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

The whole country was astonished, for no such nomination had ever been made before, and it is probable that Pierce himself shared largely in this. The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns [1906]

George Gissing He has a first-rate manager; the mere jam-making wouldn’t worry us at all; and the office work is largely a matter of routine. Will Warburton by George Gissing [1903]

Baldwin Spencer The idea throughout is evidently that which obtains so largely in savage tribes of reserving the best things for the use of the elders, and, more especially, of the elder men. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

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

This school, which is so largely of the future as well as the present, finds its chief exemplar in Mr. James; it is he who is shaping and directing American fiction, at least. Henry James by William Dean Howells

It would not have suited modern digestion, but most of those present at the hay-home supper ate of it largely and enjoyed it. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

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

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]

You remember Charlie Esmond’s smash — well, that was largely due to the spasm of insecurity that shook the world. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

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

G. K. Chesterton Murrel stood staring in the porch at the figure which appeared dark against the outer landscape; and all the fanciful part of him, which was largely subconscious, was stirred by half serious fancies. The Return of Don Quixote by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

Isabella Bird Bitlis produces a very coarse, heavy cotton cloth which, after being dyed madder red or dark blue, is largely exported, and is used for the embroidered aprons which the Armenian women wear. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Helen Zimmern An unusual number of distinguished persons resided there, and it was besides largely resorted to by eminent men and women from all lands, most of whom Miss Edgeworth met at the house of her host. Maria Edgeworth by Helen Zimmern

And, conversely, that natural selection may perfectly well succeed in largely developing an organ without requiring as a necessary compensation the reduction of some adjoining part. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

He was the author of The Palace of Pleasure (1566), largely consisting of translations from Boccaccio, Bandello, and other Italian writers, and also from the classics. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

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

George Gissing It is an ignoble necessity; but then, the world largely consists of ignoble creatures. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

Nellie Bly There are no sidewalks in Singapore, and blue and white in the painting of the houses largely predominate over other colors. Around the World in Seventy-Two Days by Nellie Bly [1890]

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]

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]

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

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]

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]

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

H.P. Lovecraft Newspaper men were harder to manage, but seemed largely to cooperate with the government in the end. The Shadow over Innsmouth by H.P. Lovecraft [1931]

George Berkeley But all this seems so manifest, from what has been largely set forth in the premises, that it is needless to insist any farther on it. A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge by George Berkeley [1710]

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

H. G. Wells In France and Britain Rud’s activities were largely sustained by German money. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

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

Olaf Stapledon I believe that the opposition between the saints and the revolutionaries is largely due to misconceptions and short-comings on both sides. Saints and Revolutionaries by Olaf Stapledon

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]

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

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

George Gissing Whether it will still be, now that it’s so largely the pride of riches, let him say who is alive fifty years hence. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

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]

H. G. Wells There grew up in him a vast hinterland of thoughts and feelings, an accumulation of unspoken and largely of unformulated things in which his wife had no share. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

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]

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

They’re largely connected with the West India trade. Her Father’s Name by Florence Marryat [1878]

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]

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

Olaf Stapledon We have the physical means to make a happier and more vital world, yet we use our wealth and our skill largely for purposes that are trivial or actually destructive. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

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]

Virginia Woolf It must still, in the year 1938, largely consist in reading and writing our own tongue. Three Guineas by Virginia Woolf [1938]

R. D. Blackmore It was not rushing upon the land, nor running largely in the offing, nor making white streaks on the shoals; neither in any other places doing things remarkable. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Edith Wharton She poured out her tea, added a great deal of milk to it, helped herself largely to pie and pickles, and made the familiar gesture of adjusting her false teeth before she began to eat. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton [1911]

Olaf Stapledon I have no doubt that this is largely true. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

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

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

The Secondary is largely made up of red worms and moles. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

George Meredith The size of the man increased his aspect of villany, which in return added largely to his giant size. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

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

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]

H. G. Wells The much-castigated gentleman with the ferule is largely innocent in this account. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

H. G. Wells And he sees the bourgeoisie as incurably base, and the proletariat, the disinherited, embodied very largely in himself and his associates, as good. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

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]

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]

Arthur Machen Porth depends very largely on its midland and northern custom, custom of a prosperous, well-established sort. The Terror by Arthur Machen

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

Certainly the dream-thoughts take a hand even when we are trying to think verbally, they influence the verbal thoughts, and it is largely they that make our inner life valuable. New Words by George Orwell

Civilised men are largely attracted by the mental charms of women, by their wealth, and especially by their social position; for men rarely marry into a much lower rank. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

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]

Such rough treatment would also have blunted the sense of touch, on which their delicate use largely depends. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

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]

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]

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. Truth of Intercourse by Robert Louis Stevenson

Years had given him power, but they were years in which his energies were largely wasted. Byron by John Nichol [1880]

Robert Louis Stevenson Caithness has adopted English; an odd circumstance, if you reflect that both must be largely Norsemen by descent. Collected Essays by Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson I stuck a good while on the way up, for the path there is largely my own handiwork, and there were a lot of sprouts and saplings and stones to be removed. Vailima Letters by Robert Louis Stevenson

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]

Arthur Conan Doyle I look upon the subserviency of woman as largely due to her abandoning nutritious drinks and invigorating exercises to the male. Beyond the City by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

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

But your education has, after all, been very largely practical. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

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]

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

Arthur Conan Doyle If I am able to support myself it is largely due to the interest which he took in my unhappy situation. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle [1902]

These works, which were largely inspired by Ascham’s Toxophilus, and had the same objects in view, viz. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

Henry James Valentin entered the box after the robust young man, but a couple of minutes afterwards he reappeared, largely smiling. The American by Henry James [1877]

Elizabeth Gaskell The very fact of having trusted his son so largely seemed to make Benjamin more worthy of trust in his father’s estimation. The Crooked Branch by Elizabeth Gaskell [1859]

E. F. Benson Miss Mapp’s mercy was largely tempered with justice, and she proposed, in spite of the leniency which she would eventually exhibit, to give Puffin “what for”, first. Miss Mapp by E. F. Benson [1922]

Below there is a village, with clusters of Chinese houses on the ground, and Malay houses on stilts, standing singly, with one or two Government offices bulking largely among them. The Golden Chersonese and the way thither by Isabella L. Bird [1883]

Charles Dudley Warner His conception of the character and mission of Columbus is largely outlined, but firmly and most carefully executed, and is one of the noblest in literature. Washington Irving by Charles Dudley Warner

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]

George Meredith You have your grandson in Parliament, largely acquainted with the principal members of society, husband of an hereditary princess! You have only at this moment to propose for her hand. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

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]

H. G. Wells There were flashes like summer lightning; and then all the sky became a whirling confusion of battle that was still largely noiseless. The World Set Free by H. G. Wells [1914]

E. F. Benson This ungraciousness, this acutely censorious eye, was the result very largely of her abnormal and invincible shyness, and the two throughout her life reacted on each other. Charlotte Bronte by E. F. Benson [1932]

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

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

Sorcery is largely used in the treatment of the sick. Among the Tibetans by Isabella L. Bird [1894]

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

H. G. Wells If perhaps I had been largely silent to her about Mary it was not so much that I sought to hide things from her as that I myself sought to forget. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

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]

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]

H. G. Wells But it is possible now to imagine an order in human affairs from which these evils have been largely or entirely eliminated. What are we to do with our lives? by H. G. Wells [1928]

George Gissing What part she herself would play in today’s drama, she had not vet decided; that must largely depend upon events. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

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

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]

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

Rudyard Kipling For undemocratic reasons and for motives not of State, They arrive at their conclusions — largely inarticulate. Actions and Reactions by Rudyard Kipling [1909]

H. G. Wells Now the furtive talk is largely beyond our control, only by improving the general texture of our communal life can we effectually improve the quality of that. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

Baldwin Spencer Numereji is the name of a great snake that figures largely in the traditions of the Kakadu tribe. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

H. G. Wells That I did, and this present book is a largely rewritten version, much clearer and more explicit. What are we to do with our lives? by H. G. Wells [1928]

James Joyce Such precedent is largely a cause to lack of collective continencies among Don-nelly’s orchard as lifelong the shadyside to Fairbrother’s field. Finnegans Wake by James Joyce

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]

By the way, our friend Dollmann is largely interested in it. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

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

H.P. Lovecraft Today he was in rather bad shape, so that I would have to attend very largely to my own needs; but he was none the less eager for conversation. The Whisperer in Darkness by H.P. Lovecraft [1930]

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

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

His mother, who died in 1830, was a woman of great gifts, who helped largely in developing the minds of her children. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

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

Nevertheless they are largely influenced by them. Hume by Thomas Henry Huxley [1879]

Willa Cather The singer that returned was largely the work of Miletus Poppas. Cressida had at least known what she needed, hunted for it, found it, and held fast to it. Youth and the Bright Medusa by Willa Cather [1920]

H. G. Wells The Research Magnificent (1915) is largely talk and monologue. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

To that collection the mayor had added largely by a very recent purchase. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

Arthur Machen People seized on this theory largely because it offered at least the comfort of an explanation, and any explanation, even the poorest, is better than an intolerable and terrible mystery. The Terror by Arthur Machen

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

Jack London Of course, this was largely due to my extreme weakness. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

George Gissing A lady who lived at Kilburn, and entertained largely in a house not designed for large entertainment, was ‘at home’ this evening. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

Theodore Dreiser In its place were hosts of omnibuses, and for longer travel the slowly developing railroad system still largely connected by canals. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Jack London The Revolution took on largely the character of religion. The Iron Heel by Jack London [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]

Henry James The expectation that he would be a gentleman had had nothing to do with her interest in him; that, in fact, had rested largely on the supposition that he had a rich plebeian strain. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

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

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

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

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

George Gissing He had heard about them from the junior partner of his firm, a young gentleman who talked largely of his experiences abroad. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

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

Where life is largely a struggle between individuals within the group, the possession of the ancient peaceable traits in a marked degree would hamper an individual in the struggle for life. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

Anthony Trollope He is charitable, too, and subscribes largely to hospitals founded for the relief of the suffering poor. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

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

We can to a certain extent understand how it is that there is so much beauty throughout nature; for this may be largely attributed to the agency of selection. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

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]

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]

Henry James It is interesting in this manner to perceive, so largely developed, the germs of extinction in the so-called powerful Anglo–Saxon family. A Bundle of Letters by Henry James [1879]

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

I here made the acquaintance of colonel McCrae, who was largely concerned in the india-rubber trade. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

Olaf Stapledon Fascism as an institution is, of course, largely a capitalist device; but Fascism as a disposition in the hearts of men and women is in part revolutionary and religious. Saints and Revolutionaries by Olaf Stapledon

H. G. Wells They are indeed largely a squeezed-out middle class, restless, impatient and as we shall see extremely dangerous. The New World Order by H. G. Wells

Rudyard Kipling To a certain extent, they do; but the changes are largely confined to making wheels turn faster and throwing weights farther than our ancestors did. A Book of Words by Rudyard Kipling [1928]

James Joyce When ye coif tantoncle’s hat then’ll be largely temts for that. Finnegans Wake by James Joyce

During the past twenty-five years the activities of what are called “intellectuals” have been largely mischievous. Collected Essays by George Orwell

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]

Edward Bellamy The great extension of the credit system was a characteristic of the latter part of the nineteenth century, and accounts largely for the almost incessant business crises which marked that period. Looking Backward From 2000 to 1887 by Edward Bellamy

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

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

H. G. Wells You had to keep a sharp eye on finance always — finance being so largely Jews and international in spirit — but their women like titles and show and they’re sort of silly with the women. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

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

The Germans and the Japanese lost the war quite largely because their rulers were unable to see facts which were plain to any dispassionate eye. In Front of Your Nose by George Orwell [1946]

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.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]

George Gissing I suppose my own scorn of prejudices is largely due to your influence. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

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

Arthur Machen Now let it be clearly understood that I have no passion for black coats and shiny hats myself, nor for the dazzling white linen which has largely given way to soft, unstarched stuffs. Far Off Things by Arthur Machen [1922]

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

H. G. Wells He believes in very little but the life of a cultivated wealthy gentleman who holds a position of modest distinction in the councils of a largely fictitious empire. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

Jules Verne In this way, shots being fired from four different points at once, the convicts would be led to believe that the island was both largely peopled and strongly defended. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

And as far as the women were concerned, the Party’s efforts were largely successful. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

Henry James She often found Mr. Bantling’s answers very convenient, and in the press of catching the American post would largely and showily address them to publicity. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

G. K. Chesterton He disliked telling long and largely fantastic stories about himself, such as his friend Gahagan told, though Pond thoroughly enjoyed them when Gahagan told them. The Paradoxes of Mr. Pond by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

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

Robert Louis Stevenson The career of these sea- tramps partakes largely of the adventurous. The Amateur Emigrant by Robert Louis Stevenson

Such political posts as were offered to him were largely held out as a bait to silence him, and to prevent his bringing forward embarrassing measures which might split the party. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

Theodore Dreiser They would not do that — largely because I was an outsider, I think. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

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

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

Wilkie Collins The only reference of which I could now dispose was the recommendation of me by my landlady to a place of business which largely employed expert needle-women. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

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

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

The utility of the fast horse lies largely in his efficiency as a means of emulation; it gratifies the owner’s sense of aggression and dominance to have his own horse outstrip his neighbor’s. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

Theodore Dreiser He shook these moods off with ease, however, for the man was possessed of a sense of grandeur, largely in relation to himself and his affairs; and his temperament was essentially material and vital. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

The piece of roast beef, laid out in the likeness of funereal baked meats for Stevie’s obsequies, offered itself largely to his notice. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

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

F. Scott Fitzgerald In the fifteen years between Benjamin Button’s marriage in 1880 and his father’s retirement in 1895, the family fortune was doubled — and this was due largely to the younger member of the firm. Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Henry James Our friends had gone one afternoon — it was the third of their stay — to look at the latest excavations in the Forum, these labours having been for some time previous largely extended. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

M. P. Shiel Now, about this time Spiciewegiehotiu had bought largely in rifles from a caravan, and when the quarrel broke out she had summoned Cobby to lay the case of Daisy before him. Children of the Wind by M. P. Shiel [1923]

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

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]

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]

D. H. Lawrence A bit of a kick in the rear, to remind them that they’ve got a rear, a largely kickable rear. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

The prohibition being largely an affair of party, or at least being so regarded, a battle royal ensued. The Life and Letters of John Gay by Lewis Melville

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]

And since these laws find their fullest manifestations for us, at least, in rational human natures, the study of anthropology is largely replacing that of scholastic divinity. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

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]

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]

Henry James It came indeed largely of itself, my main help to the reparatory, the re-identifying process; came by this very chance that in the splendour of the season there was no mistaking the case or the plea. Within the Rim by Henry James

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]

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]

Theodore Dreiser We believe our assets to be largely in excess of our liabilities. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

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]

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]

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]