Phrases with "latter"

Baldwin Spencer During the night this changed into a Numereji which came out and went on to the plains bordering the river and then back into the latter by way of a small creek. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

The latter will make you puffy and poddy. The Fiend’s Delight by Ambrose Bierce [1873]

D. H. Lawrence A man in one position might make a suggestion to a man in another position, and this latter might or might not accept the suggestion, according to his disposition. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

The latter looked up at him with a scowl. The Childerbridge Mystery by Guy Boothby [1902]

His back was turned towards the detective, and he never once glanced in the direction where the latter was hiding. The Poisoned Goblet by Arthur Gask [1935]

The latter was walking briskly along looking neither to the right or left, and carrying the incriminating bag with him. The Master Spy by Arthur Gask [1936]

Theodore Dreiser The latter raised his eyebrows. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

The former was too stout, and the latter too tall. The House on the Island by Arthur Gask [1931]

Theodore Dreiser The latter stared at it wide-eyed. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

Edgar Allan Poe This latter I felt — not saw. A Tale of the Ragged Mountains by Edgar Allan Poe [1844]

William Makepeace Thackeray Murray’s “Guide-book” calls the latter “our native bard. Notes of a Journey From Cornhill to Grand Cairo by William Makepeace Thackeray

The latter continued in thought. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

William Makepeace Thackeray This latter is as plentiful as everything else about the place; and as the arrows increased, the good-natured, lucky father has been forced to multiply the quivers. The Irish Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

Theodore Dreiser The latter understood his peculiar state of mind. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

The latter folded up the papers thoughtfully, and put them in his pocket. The Mystery of a Hansom Cab by Fergus Hume

The latter offered him an excellent cigar, and after they had been smoking for a time proposed a game of ecarté. ’Long Live the King!’ by Guy Boothby [1900]

If we take the latter reductio ad absurdum first, we find a good example of it in Lotze’s well-known proof of monism from the fact of interaction between finite things. A Pluralistic Universe by William James [1909]

The latter part of the time that I was on shore, I did not meet with so many, but for the first two months we seldom went into “the bush” without one of our number starting some of them. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

Jeremy Bentham It is so just, that the latter may often be of a directly opposite nature to the former. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

H. G. Wells The theory of monarchy is, no doubt, inferior to the democratic theory in stimulus, but the latter fails in qualitative effect, much more than the former. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The latter welcomed him with a marvellous smile. The Strange Boarders of Palace Crescent by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

The latter looked worried and his handsome face was drawn up into a puzzled frown. Cloud the Smiter by Arthur Gask [1926]

George Meredith He rather despised the power of women over men: and nevertheless he was there, listening to that Bell, instead of having obeyed the call of his family duties, when the latter were urgent. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

The notes were, of course, those he had given the grave-digger and the latter must have dropped them out of his pocket as he was pulling the block of marble from under the bed. The Grave-digger of Monks Arden by Arthur Gask [1938]

Arthur Conan Doyle The latter question he put to me several times, and always with a voice which vibrated with excitement. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle [1902]

George Gissing Stella did not write; she had ceased to do so since receiving a certain lengthy letter from Adela, in which the latter begged that their friendship might feed on silence for a while. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Todhunter, then, must have rung up Mr. Mason, for the latter had three times rung up the office the following week to know why the agent hadn’t called on the Monday as he had promised. His Prey was Man by Arthur Gask [1942]

George Gissing Three days after the last reported conversation between Wilfrid and Mrs. Baxendale, it was determined that the latter must take upon herself the office of telling Emily the truth. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

He wrote a few satires and songs, among the latter being the well-known, To all you Ladies now on Land. As might be expected, his writings are characterised by the prevailing indelicacy of the time. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

Wilkie Collins I am firmly persuaded that the latter explanation is the right one. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

She had been at the Hall for five years and got on all right with her mistress, though the latter was very eccentric in some ways and one had to be very careful not to offend her. Marauders by Night by Arthur Gask [1951]

The latter has been conclusively shown by Brugsch–Bey in his lecture, “La Sortie des Hébreux d’E’gypte” (Alexandrie: Mourès, 1874), p. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

Baldwin Spencer The latter quivered and swayed about while the men bent over them, yelling, blowing the trumpet, and clanging the sticks. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

She gave the latter one of the small rooms on the top story, situated immediately over the apartments allotted to the gentlemen of Monsieur’s suite. Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Henry James He had given Gordon his impressions, and the latter might do with them what he chosetoss them out of the window, or let them grow stale with heedless keeping. Confidence by Henry James [1879]

H. G. Wells And now, you know — YOU MUST KISS ME.’” And Mr. Skelmersdale pretended not to hear the latter part of her remark, and said she was very kind. Twelve Stories and a Dream by H. G. Wells [1903]

Jules Verne The latter whirled and swung, but steadily ascended, and, ere the hour was over, it had passed the stormy belt. Five Weeks in a Balloon by Jules Verne [1869]

The latter had absconded with all the available assets and he had become penniless again. The Beachy Head Murder by Arthur Gask [1941]

Edgar Allan Poe As the evening approached, the channel grew more narrow, the banks more and more precipitous; and these latter were clothed in rich, more profuse, and more sombre foliage. Tales of Natural Beauty by Edgar Allan Poe

Joseph Furphy The latter is acute; the former, chronic. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

H.P. Lovecraft Ward at no time repulsed the doctor, but the latter saw that he could never reach the young man’s inner psychology. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H.P. Lovecraft [1927]

Arthur Conan Doyle The latter consisted principally of aged people and of children, who were being sent out of harm’s way to reside in the less disturbed counties until the troubles should be over. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

Theodore Dreiser Sengstack had then sent a long wire to Strobik, who was with Stener, urging him to caution the latter against Cowperwood. The state of the treasury was known. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

The latter ruthlessly killed their small opponents, and carried their dead bodies as food to their nest, twenty-nine yards distant; but they were prevented from getting any pupae to rear as slaves. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

Francis Bacon The first of these no doubt is extant, and that in good perfection; the two latter are bandied so weakly and unprofitably as I am moved to note them as deficient. The Advancement of Learning by Francis Bacon [1605]

Andrew Lang The latter current, mythological, is full of magic, mummery, and scandalous legend. The Making of Religion by Andrew Lang

The latter were executed with great accuracy. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Thomas Hardy Probably a gentleman from Scotland-yard, had he been passing at the time, might have considered the latter alternative as the more probable. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

Edgar Allan Poe The latter was pumped on them daily. Tales of Illusion by Edgar Allan Poe

Abraham Merri Stiff-lipped with the torture of its touch, he poured the latter into the great wound in his side, daubed it into the cut across his forehead. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

Edith Wharton The latter still wavered; but as he did so he caught Trescorre’s face through the crowd. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

George Gissing To enjoy the latter requires, I fear, more culture than I may pretend to. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Goldwin Smith The latter end of next month will complete a period of eleven years in which I have spoken no other language. Cowper by Goldwin Smith [1880]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Lord Yeovil glanced towards the Secretary of State. The latter nodded and rose once more. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

The latter are the foot-hills of the great Jebel Zánah, a towering, dark, and dome-shaped mass clearly visible from Magháir Shu’ayb. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

Anna Katherine Green He had not turned at the rector’s approach, and the latter had failed to recognise him. Dark Hollow by Anna Katherine Green

Thomas Hobbes This latter is a generosity too rarely found to be presumed on, especially in the pursuers of wealth, command, or sensual pleasure, which are the greatest part of mankind. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

The latter was now rowed back to the stranger, which soon after filled its sails and stood away. Ralph Rashleigh by James Tucker

Anthony Trollope There was so much of clinging, trusting, perfect love in the father’s words towards the son, that the latter could not bear to say a word that should produce sorrow. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The latter turned towards him at once. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

Isabella Bird Driven by the circumstances of their country to accept the latter course, they have exerted themselves to meet this omission in the public schools by a most comprehensive Sabbath-school system. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

The king showed the corner of his letter to La Valliere, and the latter held out her handkerchief with a look that signified, “Put the letter inside. Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

His grandfather and father, who bore the same name, were both eminent engravers, and the latter was the author of various books for children. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

Arthur Conan Doyle The latter was blinking in the bright light of the corridor, and peering at us and at the smouldering fire. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Do help yourself to sandwiches and—which do you prefer—wine or whisky? I thought so,” she went on, as he chose the latter without hesitation. The Strange Boarders of Palace Crescent by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

H. G. Wells This latter point Mr. Bensington did not observe, because nothing destroys the powers of general observation quite so much as a life of experimental science. The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth by H. G. Wells [1904]

He laughed and joked quite a lot with the girls, and was as pleasant and confidential as ever to his chauffeur; indeed, towards the latter it seemed almost as if he were unusually anxious to be nice. The Dark Highway by Arthur Gask [1928]

George Gissing Mrs. Cumberbatch’s sharp little eyes never ceased to examine Maud’s; whilst the latter seemed to find amusement in “drawing out” her grand-aunt. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

John Lewis Burckhard These fronts resemble those of several of the tombs of Palmyra, but the latter are not excavated in the rock, but constructed with hewn stones. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

Francis Bacon Errors of nature differ from singular instances in this, that the latter are prodigies of species, the former of individuals. The New Organon by Francis Bacon [1620]

Ann Radcliffe This latter intelligence excited in Ferdinand a very serious distress, and he was wholly unable to conjecture her fate. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

Sir Walter Scott The latter barely communicated the fact, and pointed out the necessary preparations for joining his regiment. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

The latter was not of the usual yachting type. The Red Rat’s Daughter by Guy Boothby [1899]

He saw Madge go in, shortly followed by Brian. The latter turned and stared at him for a moment. The Mystery of a Hansom Cab by Fergus Hume

Charles Dickens I took the latter course and went up. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

George Gissing Sidwell perused the latter part several times. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Anthony Trollope The French at their revolution had the latter feeling without the former, and were therefore consistent with themselves in abolishing all worship. North America by Anthony Trollope

Anna Katherine Green Those who had eyes only for the latter — and these were manynoticed a change in him. Dark Hollow by Anna Katherine Green

The latter article was bought from the Kazé merchants. Journal of a Cruise on the Tanganyika Lake by John Hanning Speke [1864]

George Meredith But the girl doated on his ugliness; she took it for plain proof of his worthiness; proof too that her sister must needs have seen the latter very distinctly, or else she could not have submitted. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

The latter had given his word to the minister, and pledged his honour that he would induce Delisle to go, and he began to be alarmed when he found he could not subdue the obstinacy of that individual. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Abraham Merri And this is the one difference between the fair women and the dark — that the latter wait for you to come for them, but the former search for you. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

George Berkeley These latter are said to have more reality in them than the former:- by which is meant that they are more affecting, orderly, and distinct, and that they are not fictions of the mind perceiving them. A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge by George Berkeley [1710]

The latter ones were so fresh I could almost put my finger on the spot where the reader had left off. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green

Edith Wharton Ann Eliza’s powers of observation had never been as keen as Evelina’s, when the latter was not too self-absorbed to exert them. Bunner Sisters by Edith Wharton [1916]

Aissa and Babalatchi started, but the latter gripped in his turn the girl’s arm and restrained her with a strong grasp. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The latter read what was written there and a little moan escaped his lips. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

Nathaniel Hawthorne The latter is always artificial; it is meant for the world’s eye, and is therefore a veil and a concealment. The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

It arose from the meeting of Sir Francis Levison and Otway Bethel. The former appeared to have been enjoying a solitary moonlight ramble, and the latter to have encountered him unexpectedly. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

The latter have endeavoured to please the age by falling in with them, and encourage them in their fashionable views and false notion of things. The Life and Letters of John Gay by Lewis Melville

Bronislaw Malinowski This latter connection may be spoken of as group marriage. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

D. H. Lawrence They rested on Brangwen. The latter marvelled at the old face turned round on him, looking at him without considering it necessary to know him at all. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Rudyard Kipling No!’ The Blind Mullah hated Khoda Dad Khan with Afghan hatred; both being rivals for the headship of the tribe; but the latter was feared for bodily as the other for spiritual gifts. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

He pressed morsels upon the groom — a wing of grouse, a giblet of hare — but the latter smiled and waved the food away. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

The latter idea seemed likely enough, for he was a man who had read widely. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

The latter squared up and flourishing his fists said jokingly: “We will kill each other. In the World by Maksim Gorky

Anthony Trollope The latter always agrees with the former — that which follows with that which has gone before. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

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

The latter were covered with cuirasses of mail, so that the snout of the wild boar should not harm them, and that they might be able to encounter the terrible animal with impunity. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

Anthony Trollope We will first have Captain Aylmer’s letter, which was the first read; Clara kept the latter for the last, as children always keep their sweetest morsels. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing She must think of my latter end with mixed feelings. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Both the Hotel Locarno and the Hotel della Corona are good, but the latter is, I believe, the cheaper. Alps and Sanctuaries of Piedmont and the Canton Ticino by Samuel Butler [1881]

Walter Besant With them rode Mr. Patten and Mr. Hilyard, the former swelling like a bishop (as he already thought himself), in a new cassock and great wig, and the latter riding last, with anxious face. Dorothy Forster by Walter Besant [1884]

At bedtime the latter crept into his crib, which, in the manner of old Icelandic beds, opened out of the hall, as berths do out of a cabin. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

Henry Fielding The latter shows you how things were, and leaves their present existence to be examined by others. Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon by Henry Fielding

Returning home and wondering what was going to happen next, Agatha was followed very soon by the nephew and his wife, and the latter at once ordered her to pack her boxes and leave within the hour. The Man of Death by Arthur Gask [1945]

The baronet had proposed the toast of his guest at dinner, and later, he had been heard to express concern that the latter was not feeling well. The Judgment of Larose by Arthur Gask [1934]

Henry James This latter measure, however, was superfluous; for the Baroness had inspected, narrowly, these charming young ladies. The Europeans by Henry James [1878]

H. G. Wells The latter fact had already come right into his arms at the christening — almost over-poweringly. The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth by H. G. Wells [1904]

He was given a seat with Royne at the back of the car, and the latter chatted animatedly as they were driven along. The Vengeance of Larose by Arthur Gask [1939]

Guy de Maupassan The latter continued to sob, trembling all over at the recollections that were awakened in her mind. The History of a Heart by Guy de Maupassan

She was not so thrilled, however, when the nephew arrived that evening with his wife, for she thought the latter gave her a cold and disapproving look. The Man of Death by Arthur Gask [1945]

Ivan Turgenev The latter instantly fell into the boiling torrent, and was drowned. Dream tales and prose poems by Ivan Turgenev

The latter argument had had great weight with Colonel Tempest through life. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

The species that resembles a wasp moves its antennae restlessly, like the latter insect. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

Jules Verne The latter was awake in a moment. Five Weeks in a Balloon by Jules Verne [1869]

Jane Austen The latter was thinking only of his breakfast. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen [1813]

This, she says, is because the latter are keenly sensitive to the fact that they have no aim in life. The Fiend’s Delight by Ambrose Bierce [1873]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The latter clicked his heels together and retired. The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1920]

Thomas Paine The former is church and state, and the latter is church and traffic. The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine [1791]

Once Mme. Blanche, on going out, asked Aunt Medea to accompany her; but the latter declared she had a cold, and remained at home. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Theodore Dreiser When this jangle of free-will instinct shall have been adjusted, when perfect under standing has given the former the power to replace the latter entirely, man will no longer vary. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Jack London The latter regarded him wistfully, started away, then returned and whined softly. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

Lucy Maud Montgomery But she never sharpened the latter on Anne, who continued to be a prime favorite with the critical old lady. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

The latter went on, “But, first tell me, do you admit you shot that gamekeeper?” The Dean pulled himself together. His Prey was Man by Arthur Gask [1942]

Ivan Turgenev The latter continued to nod his head. Dream tales and prose poems by Ivan Turgenev

Wilkie Collins The part of the country in which M. Meadowcroft’s farm was situated fell within this latter category. The Dead Alive by Wilkie Collins [1874]

As such a psychologist I feel sure that the latter is a hypothesis of first-rate philosophic importance. Memories and Studies by William James

Edith Wharton The latter however remained on the threshold. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

Beyond this was South Hatboro’, a group of cottages built by city people who had lately come in — idlers and invalids, the former for the cool summer, and the latter for the dry winter. Annie Kilburn by William Dean Howells

No sooner was the poet settled in his retirement, than he visited the Bishop at his palace near Vaucluse. The latter gave him a friendly reception, and returned his visits frequently. The Life of Petrarch by Thomas Campbell

She looked hard at Madeleine, and the latter avoided her direct glance. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

Arthur Conan Doyle The latter seemed to be in the worst of tempers, and he kept up a continual scolding, which the other listened to with a gloomy face. The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1896]

William Hazlitt The well-known dialogue between Brutus and Cassius, in which the latter breaks the design of the conspiracy to the former, and partly gains him over to it, is a noble piece of high-minded declamation. Characters of Shakespeare’s Plays by William Hazlitt [1817]

Elizabeth Gaskell When her glance met her father’s, Mr. Corbet noticed that it seemed to sober the latter immediately. A Dark Night’s Work by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

George Gissing I have been learning something about the latter end of the nineteenth century, its civilisation, its possibilities, and the subject has a keen interest for me. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

When he entered, he found the latter upon his knees engaged in his devotions, and I began to reproach myself for having allowed him to catch me doing anything else. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

Jules Verne The latter did not think it so simple, but he did not protest. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

He gave his instructions without looking at the detective, and the latter was sure that he deliberately avoided his eye. The Dark Highway by Arthur Gask [1928]

Baldwin Spencer The strangers with their lubras then come up and the latter dance outside the circle inside which the men sit. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Jules Verne The reporter, Herbert, and Pencroft in this manner frequently disembarked, sometimes on the right bank, sometimes on the left bank of the Mercy. The latter was less abrupt, but the former more wooded. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

George Gissing Thyrza sat between the other two, but she still kept her hold on Lydia’s arm, until the latter said laughingly: ‘You’re not afraid of losing me now. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

It seemed to be an offer of refreshment, for the latter left his seat and disappeared inside. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Arthur Conan Doyle The latter precaution was to guard against the chance of the royal horse riding through the fields and attacking us from behind. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

Dr. Wolf’s eye fell under Alfred’s, and the latter felt he was capable of much foul play. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Jack London The latter were rarely taken in the boats, for a seal shot at long range with a rifle invariably sank before a boat could reach it. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

Theodore Dreiser The latter wondered at this strange silence, thought Carrie must have left the city, and in the end gave her up as lost. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

There was no mistake about it and he told himself he would have recognised Dr. Fergus instantly even if he had not found the latter in the company of his friend. The Master Spy by Arthur Gask [1936]

Edgar Rice Burroughs This latter task was becoming more and more difficult, for the blacks had taken to hiding their supply away at night in granaries and living huts. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

George Meredith The latter had partly retained him in her service, having given him directions to call at her hotel in Milan, and help her to communicate with her old friend. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

He was the first who, with the latter view, attributed occult and miraculous powers to the magnet. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He pushed the latter farther back impatiently, as though to make room for his blotting pad. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Arthur Conan Doyle The major stowed away the first in the pocket-book and the latter in his trouser pockets. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

At Bologna—his next stage—he met Rogers by appointment, and the latter has preserved his memory of the event in well-known lines. Byron by John Nichol [1880]

Bram Stoker Naturally enough his royal father took the greatest interest in this child and did, whilst the latter lived, all in his power to further his interests. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

Upon tasting the latter of these, it was become so watery and insipid, I laid it aside as useless. Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins by Robert Paltock [1751]

H. Rider Haggard He did not seem to see it; indeed, he had scarcely heard the latter part of what she said. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

Anna Katherine Green Had he taken this latter course, he might not have missed — But that will come later. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

George Meredith Morsfield and Captain Cumnock—the latter inquisitive of the handkerchief pressed occasionally at his nose—trotted on tired steeds along dusty wheel-tracks. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

Walter Crane The great object is to establish a perfectly intimate correspondence between eye and hand, so that the latter will record what the former perceives. Line and Form by Walter Crane [1900]

George Meredith Dipping further into the secrets of the post, we discover a brisk correspondence between Juliana Bonner and Mrs. Strike. ‘A thousand thanks to you, my dear Miss Bonner,’ writes the latter lady. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

Anthony Trollope Nina had often wished, as in latter days she had entered it, that it was less remarkable, so that she might have gone in and out with smaller risk of observation. Nina Balatka by Anthony Trollope

Ivan Turgenev The latter was at first unwilling to come, but ended by obeying and following us into the garden. The Watch by Ivan Turgenev

The latter was overjoyed and shook Larose warmly by the hand, thanking him profusely for the great game he had given him. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

Edgar Allan Poe Thus it happened that he became neither musician nor poet; if we use this latter term in its every — day acceptation. Tales of Natural Beauty by Edgar Allan Poe

Elizabeth Gaskell The latter gentleman was walking up and down, and it was easy to perceive that something had occurred to chafe him to great anger. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

Anthony Trollope That was his theory of life in these his latter days; and yet he was a man with keen feelings and a loving heart. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

The latter was wearing a long black cassock, reaching down to his ankles. His Prey was Man by Arthur Gask [1942]

The sides of the between-decks were clapboarded, the knees and stanchions of iron, and the latter made to unship. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The latter was now all amiability. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

George Meredith Willoughby, among his many preoccupations, had the satisfaction of seeing the effect of drunkenness on Horace De Craye when the latter was in Clara’s presence. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

It was great to see him hook a heavy arm in an arm of the tall, military Herr Förster, and to see the latter drop it. In the Quarter by Robert W. Chambers

H. G. Wells This latter body did not long survive its founder, at least as a veritable communism, by reason of the insurgent individualism of its vigorous sons. A Modern Utopia by H. G. Wells [1905]

D. H. Lawrence It happened in the afternoon that Ursula sat in the Reunionsaal talking to Loerke. The latter had seemed unhappy lately. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

The Duchess of Dorset resigned it for me; and everything as yet promises more happiness for the latter part of my life than I have yet had a prospect of. The Life and Letters of John Gay by Lewis Melville

The latter were suspended in a cradle from the coping of the roof, but as the cradle was not far off from the ground, the detectives could take in everything about them quite easily. The House on the Island by Arthur Gask [1931]

Charles Dickens The latter took counsel with the Archbishop of Canterbury, who was in disgrace; and they resolved that the declaration should not be read, and that they would petition the King against it. A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens [1852]

John Galsworthy The latter greeted his father with a curt good-morning, and, taking an envelope from his pocket, said: “It may interest you to look through this. The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

Baldwin Spencer When this was over the men came into the latter and decorated themselves with pipe clay and whitened bird's down. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

E. Phillips Oppenheim The latter staggered a few minutes later to his feet. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The latter glanced up at the sound of the opening of the door. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Edgar Allan Poe This latter argument seemed finally to soften the rigor of her determination. Tales of Illusion by Edgar Allan Poe

Mark Twain These latter gentry stood outside — stood quietly by their long line of vehicles and said never a word. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

The latter had begun to be disgusted with a service so full of peril and suffering, and already protracted far beyond the usual term of Indian hostilities. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu I have nothing more to say to you at present — unless you have something to say to me?” This latter part of the sentence had something sharp and interrogative in it. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

H. G. Wells The latter I could not eat, they were too rotten, but the former not only stayed my hunger, but filled my pockets. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells [1898]

These latter qualities seem to be his natural and unfortunate birthright. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

This latter man was of square build and stoutish, with a heavy stolid face and large, innocent-looking blue eyes. Marauders by Night by Arthur Gask [1951]

R. D. Blackmore The former point might not have stopped her; but the latter would have done so without fail, for her pride was equal to her daring. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Under the guidance of my new preceptors I entered with the greatest diligence into the search of the philosopher’s stone and the elixir of life; but the latter soon obtained my undivided attention. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

Such tops, of course, are the common property of bush boys, white and black, but the latter seem to be more casual in the spinning, though deriving quite as much glee therefrom. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

At least his latter years had been years of peace. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

Jeremy Bentham The latter supposition is the more probable, as well as the more honourable; and it is that in which Montesquieu himself seems disposed to acquiesce. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

Bronislaw Malinowski The latter may be considered as elements which essentially characterize the relation of parents to children. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

Isabella Bird The latter mode of robbery is called “demand. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Most of the higher points of all the former and latter consist of frowning masses of black-looking or intensely red ironstone, or granite thickly coated with iron. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

Edith Wharton No farther words had passed between herself and Justine — but the latter was conscious that their talk had increased instead of lessened the distance between them. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

Baldwin Spencer All the tussocks of grass were pulled up and thrown to one side to make a special ceremonial ground, called Goar. The latter was about forty feet long and ten or twelve feet broad. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

John Stuart Mill The latter case, it is true, requires a much more cautious exercise of compulsion than the former. On Liberty by John Stuart Mill [1859]

The latter anecdote has undoubtedly an air of the marvellous; and yet the convulsions of nature have produced equally strange effects. The Life of Petrarch by Thomas Campbell