Phrases with "lightnings"

Gustave Flauber Strange words escaped him sometimes, which passed before Salammbo like broad lightnings illuminating the abysses. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

Look now without fear on the space beyond; the eyes that appalled thee are again lost in air, as lightnings that fleet back into cloud. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

Abraham Merri Then from them came bolt upon bolt of lightning — lightning that darted upon the lovely shape swaying there; lightnings that fell upon her, broke and dashed, cascading, from her radiant body. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

Abraham Merri With thousands of brushes dipped in little irised flame the lightnings limned the loves of Bel broidered on hangings on the walls. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

The blackest desperation gathers over him, broken only by the red lightnings of remorse. Robert Burns by John Campbell Shairp [1879]

I felt their lightnings play all about my doubtful nature, and scorch it. The Forsaken Inn by Anna Katharine Green

George Meredith The lightnings shot across her brain, but wrote no legible thing; the scenes of the opera lost their outlines as in a white heat of fire. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Rudyard Kipling Now we watch the new years shape, wondering if they hold Fiercer lightnings in their heart than we launched of old. The Years Between by Rudyard Kipling [1919]

The wind, ravaging the hollow heaven, had spread between the lightnings and the sea an impenetrable curtain of black cloud. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Forked lightnings zigzagged amidst the rigging. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

George Meredith It was his first love, his enchantress, who was here: and how? Conjectures shot through him like lightnings in the dark. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

William Godwin The heavens were darkened; the thunder rolled; and fierce and blinding lightnings flashed from one corner of the heavens to the other. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

The thunders and lightnings were but moonbeams and dew on that stony carcass. Demi-Gods by James Stephens

Abraham Merri Splintered lightnings veined a blackness that wiped out sight of sea and ship. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

George Meredith But oh, what a lot of lightnings I see in the back of my head!” Robert fell back on the pillow. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

Alphonse Daudet There he stood, firm and resolute, before the cage, lightnings in his eyes, and on his lip that gruesome grin with which all the town was familiar. Tartarin of Tarascon by Alphonse Daudet [1872]

We had powerful reverberations of thunder, and forked and vivid lightnings played around, but no rain fell, although the atmosphere was surcharged with electricity and moisture. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

Abraham Merri The girl glared at us — more brilliant grew the glittering ovals as though their lightnings trembled on their lips. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

It hung over the town like a thundercloud, but a thundercloud from which the lightnings had fled, for it had a sad air of desolation. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

But in proportion as the blackness gathered, did the lightnings around Vesuvius increase in their vivid and scorching glare. The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1834]

Ann Radcliffe The darkening air and the lightnings that now flashed along the horizon terrified Clara, but she withheld the expression of her fear in consideration of her father. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

Gustave Flauber Methinks I am about to hear her voice, and see her face, lightnings dazzle me and then I sink back again into the darkness. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

Abraham Merri The lightnings incarnate in metal minacules — and thinking. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

William Godwin The king assembled his army to a general review, when suddenly, in the midst of the ceremony, a tempest arose, with vivid lightnings and tremendous crashes of thunder. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

George MacDonald I was going to him, they said, with whom they always were, and whom they always meant; they were, they said, lightnings that took shape as they flashed from him to his. Lilith by George MacDonald

Ralph Waldo Emerson Nothing can be colder than his head, when the lightnings of his imagination are playing in the sky. Representative Men by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1850]

Robert Green Ingersoll It is related of one that he came amid thunderings and lightnings in order to tell the people they should not cook a kid in its mother’s milk. The Gods by Robert Green Ingersoll

George Meredith This had been a house of a witty host, a merry girl, junketting guests; a house of hilarious thunders, lightnings of fun and fancy. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Abraham Merri The lightnings bathed her — she bathed in them. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

Abraham Merri The lightnings had begun afresh. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

She told her beads and said her prayers as the blue lightnings flashed around her, and the winds howled. Signa by Ouida

James Joyce Huuh! Hark! Huuh! Parallax stalks behind and goads them, the lancinating lightnings of whose brow are scorpions. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

He belches fire, that is, lightnings issue from the clouds, and his roaring is like the howling of wild dogs. The Book of Were-Wolves by S. Baring-Gould [1865]

Abraham Merri Through it scudded the ship, hemmed in by blacknesses which when the lightnings fell were threaded by myriads of multi-colored serpents of glass from sky to sea. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

Jove’s thunders and lightnings are heard and seen before the palace is set on fire. Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Mark Twain To find a new planet, to invent a new hinge, to find the way to make the lightnings carry your messages. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

William Makepeace Thackeray Colonel Earles says- “In vain Jove’s lightnings issue from the sky, For death more sure from British ensigns fly. The Irish Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

Abraham Merri Lightnings these were — and more than lightnings; lightnings keyed up to an invincible annihilating weapon that could rend and split and crumble to atoms the living granite. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

Rudyard Kipling I sent the lightnings forth to see Where hour by hour she waited me. The Seven Seas by Rudyard Kipling [1891]