Phrases with "limited"

Anthony Trollope The choice of Senators and of Representatives would have been so limited that the legislative power would have fallen into the hands of a few rich men. North America by Anthony Trollope

Leon Trotsky Zinoviev’s and Kamenev’s attempt to uphold the international viewpoint, if only to a limited degree, turned them into “Trotskyists” of the second order in the eyes of the bureaucracy. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Victor Hugo This arc, limited in extent, and surrounded by streaks of grayish vapour, was uniformly blue, but of a leaden rather than cerulean blue. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

D. H. Lawrence Because nothing was ever fulfilled, she found, except in the hard limited reality. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

William Henry Bragg The α radiation was limited by lead stops to a narrow pencil, and the ionisation chamber made wide and shallow. Studies in Radioactivity by William Henry Bragg [1912]

H.P. Lovecraft She was not without notions of what a nobleman’s dignity should be, and saw to it that her son received the best education which limited money could provide. Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family by H.P. Lovecraft [1920]

Mark Twain The farthest I can go in that direction is to call them by names of limited reverence — names merely descriptive, never unkind, never offensive, never tainted by harsh feeling. Is Shakespeare Dead? by Mark Twain

The paper was new, and the paint was new, and the furniture was new; and all three, paper, paint, and furniture, bespoke the limited means of the tenant. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

But it shows, even from our present limited point of view, of what immense and exalted application the novel-method was capable: and it shows also the astonishing powers of its author. The English Novel by George Saintsbury [1913]

H.P. Lovecraft Indeed, it is itself really an illusion, for except to the narrow sight of beings in limited dimensions there are no such things as past, present and future. Through the Gates of the Silver Key by H.P. Lovecraft [1934]

Charlotte Perkins Gilman You see, our comparatively brief and limited history gives us that advantage at least. Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1915]

Benjamin Disraeli Their duties were limited to provisionally administering the affairs of the country until his appearance. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

Abraham Merri Maybe there were a few people who by some freak had a limited power of tapping their contents. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

Richard Burton This is true if “poet” be limited to a few authors whose existence everywhere depends upon the accidents of patronage or political occurrences. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

David Hume But however the nation may fluctuate between them, the parties themselves will always subsist, so long as we are governed by a limited monarchy. Of the Parties of Great Britain by David Hume

Bronislaw Malinowski The man had (even in case of a limited food supply) to provide for his own and his wife’s parents. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

Sigmund Freud At that time I was of the opinion (recognized later to be incorrect) that my task was limited to informing patients of the hidden meaning of their symptoms. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

H. P. Lovecraf It is a narrow though essential branch of human expression, and will chiefly appeal as always to a limited audience with keen special sensibilities. Supernatural Horror in Literature by H. P. Lovecraf

Baldwin Spencer Very often the performance is limited to one or perhaps two men, but in others a larger number may take part, the largest number which we saw being eleven. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Edith Wharton But weren’t you sure that I should come?” “If I waited long enough — but you see I had only a limited time to give to the experiment. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

H. G. Wells Bert Smallways was a vulgar little creature, the sort of pert, limited soul that the old civilisation of the early twentieth century produced by the million in every country of the world. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

T. E. Lawrence They preferred the limited and direct objective of Medina. So I decided to slip off to Akaba by myself on test of my own theory. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

He feared future complications — naturally; a man of limited means, in a public position, his time not his own. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Jack London The oil income was swelling, swelling, and the number of sound investments limited, even more limited than it is now. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

D. H. Lawrence The world where each creature was crudely limited to its own ego, crude and bristling and cold, and then crowding in packs like pine trees and wolves. St Mawr by D. H. Lawrence

H. G. Wells He found nothing but evidences of limited imaginations, universal suspicion and disingenuous impulses. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

Edgar Allan Poe It was not until the expiration of a week that it was deemed necessary to offer a reward; and even then this reward was limited to a thousand francs. The Mystery of Marie Roget by Edgar Allan Poe [1842]

It is out of this college that the Tur, or chief magistrate, selects Councillors, limited to three, in the rare instances in which novelty of event or circumstance perplexes his own judgment. The Coming Race by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1871]

John Ruskin Gold or silver38 may always be retained in limited use, as a luxury of coinage and questionless standard, of one weight and alloy among all nations, varying only in the die. Munera Pulveris by John Ruskin

As for grain, or vegetable filling of any kind, there is hone in Persia, except the small lot I have on hand, which will be disposed of in limited quantities for ready money. The Fiend’s Delight by Ambrose Bierce [1873]

John Stuart Mill Whatever gratification of pride there is in the possession of power, and whatever personal interest in its exercise, is in this case not confined to a limited class, but common to the whole male sex. The Subjection of Women by John Stuart Mill [1869]

He must go either to the Bible, or to the annals of England. Thus far Milton’s choice of subject was limited by the consideration of the public for whom he wrote. Milton by Mark Pattison [1879]

Jeremy Bentham A feeble and limited mind may deceive itself, by considering only a part of the good and evil. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

Leon Trotsky The Petrograd Pravda, which was edited by Stalin and Kamenev until Lenin’s arrival, will always remain a document of limited understanding, blindness, and opportunism. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Mazarin, while pretending to be the faithful friend of Charles, was the obsequious courtier of Oliver. The finest form of government is a limited despotism. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

H. G. Wells All the really religious people seem to be outside nowadays and all the pretending, cheating, atheistical, vain and limited people within. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

This, though understood in its most literal and limited sense, comprehended the whole scheme of Christian morality. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Tobias Smolle If feoffees, who possess an estate only during the life of a son, where divers remainders are limited over, make a feoffment in fee to him, by the feoffment, all the future remainders are destroyed. The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves by Tobias Smolle

Andrew Lang The experience of the savage is limited to the narrow world of his tribe, and of the beasts, birds, and fishes of his district. Custom and Myth by Andrew Lang

Arnold Benne Choose a limited period, or a limited subject, or a single author. How to Live on Twenty-Four Hours a Day by Arnold Benne

John Locke Their power, in the utmost bounds of it, is limited to the public good of the society. Second Treatise of Civil Government by John Locke [1690]

T. E. Lawrence After the capture of Jerusalem, Allenby, to relieve his right, assigned us a limited objective. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Yet, though so limited in dimensions, it had two windows. The Professor by Charlotte Bronte [1857]

It is mainly an inland State, access to its very limited seaboard being by the Linggi river. The Golden Chersonese and the way thither by Isabella L. Bird [1883]

Not that they are the mere sum of the more limited forms. A Pluralistic Universe by William James [1909]

The color in her cheeks was not the kind limited by nature, and her golden hair, waved back under a jade-green net, was of that suspicious straw gold, easily bought but very seldom grown. The Heads of Cerberus by Francis Stevens

Arthur Conan Doyle But I had to be sure of the position of the book, and I knew I had only a few minutes in which to act, for my time was limited by your knowledge of Chinese pottery. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

Walter Scott Only one very limited portion of the extensive ruins sufficed for the accommodation of the inmates, and my father amused himself by wandering through the part that was untenanted. The Abbot by Walter Scott [1820]

John Hill Burton The exemplifications which the Author has given in his tables are the produce of great labour, and cover but a limited extent of subject. Introduction to the Study of the Works of Jeremy Bentham by John Hill Burton

Charles Stur The number of Episcopalian Churches in Adelaide is limited to two, Trinity Church and St. John’s. An account of the sea coast and interior of South Australia by Charles Stur

Walter Scott Amongst them, however, the functions of this attendant genius, whose form and appearance differed in different cases, were not limited to announcing the dissolution of those whose days were numbered. Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft by Walter Scott [1831]

Wilkie Collins So the household at the cottage was modestly limited to Amelius and Toff. Rufus remained for another week in London, to watch the new experiment. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Jane Austen Pardon me — but you will be limited as to number — only three at once. Emma by Jane Austen [1816]

Charlotte Perkins Gilman As such, their time-sense was not limited to the hopes and ambitions of an individual life. Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1915]

E. F. Benson I have many schemes in my head for future practice, humble and limited indeed, but still I should not like them all to come to nothing, and myself to have lived to so little purpose. Charlotte Bronte by E. F. Benson [1932]

For much of the way he is limited to a foot pace, and if he has regard to his horse he walks down all rugged and steep descents, which are many, and dismounts at most bridges. Among the Tibetans by Isabella L. Bird [1894]

Previous governesses had limited their conversation on the wine topic to a respectful and doubtless sincere expression of a preference for water. Beasts and Super-Beasts by Saki

Meantime he had given up good cigars, and even in the matter of inferior cheroots limited himself to six a day. End of the Tether by Joseph Conrad [1902]

Arnold Bennett Edwin’s activity in connexion with the funeral had been limited to the funeral cards, in the preparation of which his father had shown an irritability more than usually offensive. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

D. H. Lawrence So even as a girl of twelve she was glad to burst the narrow boundary of Cossethay, where only limited people lived. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

H. G. Wells Such influence as we have with governments and war offices is limited and indirect. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

In my limited experience, I have met with only one apparent instance of their natural suppression, namely, in the common bean. The Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants by Charles Darwin

John Hill Burton They can make no addition to our trade; for it is limited by our capital — by that amount of the proceeds of industry which we have saved up from consumption. Introduction to the Study of the Works of Jeremy Bentham by John Hill Burton

We newspapermen are limited in many ways and I like to hear both sides of a case. Miss Lonelyhearts by Nathanael West [1933]

Maria Edgeworth What a difference between her vivacity and that of my charming Gabrielle! as great as between the enlargement of your mind and the limited nature of her understanding. Leonora by Maria Edgeworth [1806]

Elizabeth Gaskell The tax of the Camorra was not, however, limited to the vices of the poor man. An Italian Institution by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

H. G. Wells The Hebrew Bible, which Christianity preserved for us, is a precious record of uneasy souls amidst the limited conditions of these ages before mechanism or travel or logical analysis. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Tobias Smolle At the same time Don Diego was summoned to present himself before the King within a limited time, to answer to the charge which Mendoza had brought against him. The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom by Tobias Smolle

Our adieux were limited to a hasty bow, and then I pushed forward, trusting to my own resources; for the porter’s lodge is untenanted as yet. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

Owing to the brevity and the frailness of the line, the catch is limited to fish under the recognised standard as to size. Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield

H. G. Wells He’d go with you straight into the Arabian Nights. Why have you that fatal attraction for people of limited imagination? You draw them like a magnet. The Brothers by H. G. Wells [1938]

Their culinary apparatus and plates, cups, knives, and forks, are very limited in number. A First Year in Canterbury Settlement by Samuel Butler

H.P. Lovecraft The brain, I may add, is virtually immortal with its mechanical faculties and a limited nourishment supplied by occasional changes of the preserving fluid. The Whisperer in Darkness by H.P. Lovecraft [1930]

The symbols of thought that obtained in his world were of a limited and primitive range. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Edith Wharton Haven’t you got any subject between the two? There’s really nothing as limited as the primitive passions — except perhaps those of the princesses. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

Henry James At Plash the house seemed to shine in the wet air — the tone of the mottled red walls and the limited but perfect lawn to be the work of an artist’s brush. A London Life by Henry James [1888]

Edith Wharton Though few they were well-chosen, and the fact that their number was so limited probably helped to fix their contents in my memory. A Backward Glance by Edith Wharton [1934]

They were conceived in the jealous spirit with which the Spanish government usually limited the authority of its great colonial officers, whose distance from home gave peculiar cause for distrust. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Thomas Hardy Her limited marketing was soon completed; and then as usual she began to look about for some of the Trantridge cottagers. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Edith Wharton Certainly, in my limited experience, I have never known easier and more agreeable social relations than at Rosa de Fitz–James’. A Backward Glance by Edith Wharton [1934]

However, your acquaintance is so limited yet that I must try to do something in the abstract and impersonal for you. A Traveler from Altruria by William Dean Howells

Benjamin Disraeli New combinations rise upon our limited invention and contract the taste — the pyramid, the propylon, the colossus, the catacomb, the obelisk, the sphinx. Eastern Sketches by Benjamin Disraeli

On the east or right side the country was open, and afforded a spacious view; but on the west this was limited by an irregularly-disposed series of low hills. Journal of a Cruise on the Tanganyika Lake by John Hanning Speke [1864]

George Elio The young gentlemen, too, were not without their little Sunday displays of costume, of a limited masculine kind. Janet’s Repentance by George Elio

Thomas Hardy Now he sat at home over the miserable chop or steak to which he limited himself in dread lest she should complain of there being too much work for one person, and demand to be sent home. The Well-Beloved by Thomas Hardy [1897]

D.H. Lawrence The individual man is a limited being, finite in himself. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

Sir Walter Scott Still, however, the current of his soul was frozen by a sense of dependence, of poverty, above all, of an imperfect and limited education. Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Thomas Hobbes Secondly, that king whose power is limited is not superior to him, or them, that have the power to limit it; and he that is not superior is not supreme; that is to say, not sovereign. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

The limited influence of these agents, and their proximity to human weakness, introduce the various distribution and division of their authority, and thereby give rise to allegory. Hume by Thomas Henry Huxley [1879]

Nothing in his own limited experience of hotels helped him to comprehend the notion of a separate entrance for ladies and their luggage. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

Wilkie Collins At the same time, he limited the number of the opportunities. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Isabella Bird His village, Diz Arjanak, has a Diz, or stronghold, with a limited supply of water. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Algernon Blackwood The stream of life pouring through him became more and more intense; some power of perception seemed growing into white heat within him; transcending the limited senses; becoming incandescent. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

M. R. James If they referred to a press mark in his library, they were only susceptible of a limited number of interpretations. More Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James

Helen Zimmern As is usual in such small circles with limited interests, a good deal of mutual admiration was practiced, and the Edgeworths received their due share. Maria Edgeworth by Helen Zimmern

Anthony Trollope If I can teach politicians that they can do their business better by truth than by falsehood, I do a great service; but it is done to a limited number of persons. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

William Henry Bragg A theory is required as a guiding line through the maze, and it is of necessity an approximate one and of limited application. Studies in Radioactivity by William Henry Bragg [1912]

D. H. Lawrence Nevertheless, it was begun now, this passion, and must go on, the passion of Ursula to know her own maximum self, limited and so defined against him. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Henry James She would not understand him any the better for that; she would not know how little his own views could be gathered from such a limited admission. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

Thomas Hardy Poor Sorrow’s campaign against sin, the world, and the devil was doomed to be of limited brilliancy — luckily perhaps for himself, considering his beginnings. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

The space before him, limited as it was to the width of the one volume withdrawn, precluded his seeing aught but what lay directly before him. Initials Only by Anna Katharine Green

H. G. Wells It was a world extraordinarily limited when one measures it by later standards, and it was now in a state of the direst confusion and distress. The World Set Free by H. G. Wells [1914]

Henry Handel Richardson How he pitied, on such a night, the dwellers in old, congested cities, whose view of the starry field was limited to a narrow strip, cut through house-tops. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

Wilkie Collins I am a married man, with an income which is too miserably limited to be worth mentioning. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

Anthony Trollope Scenery, pictures, architecture, and a limited but minute geographical inquiry, are the points to which it is intended that attention shall be given. Travelling Sketches by Anthony Trollope [1866]

Rafael Sabatini Then, at length, he departed, screaming threats of vengeance, which Casanova’s limited knowledge of Spanish did not permit him perfectly to understand. Casanova’s Alibi by Rafael Sabatini

James Clerk Maxwell My mind is limited in its power of speculation, and I am forced to believe that these molecules must have been made as they are from the beginning of their existence. Five of Maxwell’s Papers by James Clerk Maxwell

Ann Radcliffe The thickness of the foliage limited her view; but looking onward, she thought she perceived through the trees, a glittering of arms; she turned her palfry, and sought the entrance of the wood. The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne by Ann Radcliffe [1789]

Poor Nash himself lay without motion: the hours were very limited now. Caromel’s Farm by Ellen Wood [1878]

But John Brooks belonged to the State, and Joseph Warren belongs to the country and mankind, and to speak of them would lead me beyond my limited — subject. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

His reading must have been limited by his insensibility to foreign languages. Henrik Ibsen by Edmund Gosse

Bronislaw Malinowski Nieboer’s computation is very interesting as an illustration of how one can prove pro and contra from ethnographical material, even while confining oneself to a limited area and subject. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

On limited lines I was making progress, but the wings of imagination still drooped nervelessly at my sides. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

In some cases the term of service is limited to three or four months, at the end of which time the men are supposed to be returned in barges towed by Government steam-tugs. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Wilkie Collins All their innocent powers of admiration and appreciation have been hitherto limited within the boundaries of home. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

Then the time limited for his absence would be a week. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Pat waited — and then inevitably in the slow, limited cycle of the lush, Woll’s mind returned to the subject. The Pat Hobby Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1941]

Travelling abroad was always a burden to him, and it was aggravated in this case by his very limited command of the language for conversational purposes. Carlyle by John Nichol [1892]

Arnold Bennett She wondered when Mr. Mardon would renew his overtures for the transformation of her enterprise into a limited company. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

H. G. Wells He had no idea what harmless, disconnected, doctrinaire little creatures socialists are, and how limited an area of the social problem they have ever explored. Star-Begotten by H. G. Wells [1937]

The self-relation seems extremely limited and does not link two different selves together. Essays in Radical Empiricism by William James

But while Michelet had many large volumes in which to expand his treatment of picturesque episodes, Green was painfully limited by space. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

Carlyle has a limited love of abstract truth; of action his love is unlimited. Carlyle by John Nichol [1892]

W. H. Hudson It is not strange that Humboldt should have fallen into it, for after all, he had only the means which we all possess of finding out things — a limited sight and a fallible mind. Idle Days in Patagonia by W. H. Hudson

H. G. Wells And yet collectively they would be limited men; the whole dozen of them would have nothing much more to tell you than any one of them. World Brain by H. G. Wells [1938]

A geographer who was asked to describe the tides of Massachusetts Bay, would have to recognize the circumstance that they are a limited manifestation of a great oceanic movement. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

Theodore Dreiser Neither counsel for the prosecution nor for the defense is limited to a peculiar routine of expression. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

H. G. Wells Out of the finished, careful, watchful, restrained and limited man or woman, no child emerges again. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

H. Rider Haggard After much consultation we decided that their number should be limited to five, namely, a driver, a leader, and three servants. King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard

His thoughts began to fail within him; he was aware only of his senses, and they were now limited to the sight and feel of the mist. The Greater Trumps by Charles Williams

The limited time at my disposal requires me to condense as much as possible what I have to say, but I shall endeavor to be plain and direct in expressing it. Homeopathy and its Kindred Delusions by Oliver Wendell Holmes [1842]

Rudyard Kipling But, at the next lesson, mechanical drawing with Mr. Lidgett who as drawing-master had very limited powers of punishment, Winton fell suddenly from grace and let loose a live mouse in the form-room. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

Mark Twain The only form of government in Greece was a limited monkey. What is Man? and other essays by Mark Twain

Elizabeth Gaskell The room altogether was full of knick-knacks, which must take a long time to dust; and time to people of limited income was money. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

The business at the shops is carried on, not by the municipality, but by various individuals and societies, the number of traders being, however, limited by the principle of local option. Garden Cities of To-morrow by Ebenezer Howard

Henry James She judged this to be a limited privilege, for on the deck before we left the wharf she had taken a view of our fellow-passengers. The Patagonia by Henry James [1888]

But he is limited only by the thoughts, which he chooses. As a Man Thinketh by James Allen [1903]

Charles Stur The field, however, over which I wandered on this occasion was too limited to enable me to draw any conclusions applicable to so large a tract of land as the Australian continent. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

Henry James She became vivid in the light of the so limited vision of her that I already possessed — try positively as I would not further to extend it. The Sacred Fount by Henry James [1901]

His nephew seemed to me an ordinary specimen of a very trite human nature — a young man of limited ideas, fair moral tendencies, going mechanically right where not tempted to wrong. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

Benjamin Disraeli The commissariat was limited to bread and olives, and generally the running stream, varied sometimes by coffee, and always consoled by tobacco. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

She grew cross and wearisome; snapping at and teasing Catherine continually, at the imminent risk of exhausting her limited patience. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

Walter Scott My concern with those gentlemen is limited to one matter of business, dearly interesting to me, because it concerns the safety — perhaps the life — of my dearest friend. Redgauntlet by Walter Scott [1824]

As the years pass it is proved that the administration of the affairs of an island, the settled population of which is limited to three, involves pleasant though exacting duties. Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield

George Gissing You didn’t think of starting a limited company? You’d find difficulties. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

Henry James And, pray, what am I to do?” Isabel asked, looking about her through the fading light, in which the limited landscape-gardening of the square took on a large and effective appearance. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Willa Cather She wrote for a limited audience, and she still has it, both here and abroad. Not Under Forty by Willa Cather [1936]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Suddenly I wasn’t thinking of Daisy and Gatsby any more, but of this clean, hard, limited person, who dealt in universal scepticism, and who leaned back jauntily just within the circle of my arm. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

He was not a profound student; a literary trifler rather, caring for only a limited number of books, and reading those again and again. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Anthony Trollope He had truly and justly thought that Lord Ballindine, with his limited fortune and dissipated habits, was a bad match for his ward; and he had, consequently, done his best to break the engagement. The Kellys and the O’Kellys by Anthony Trollope

Others limited the decoration to two rats’ tails depending from the temples, where phrenologists localize our “causality. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

Benjamin Disraeli The Whigs had no resources from their own limited ranks to feed the muster of the popular levies. The Spirit of Whiggism by Benjamin Disraeli

Sir Walter Scott The rare and limited intercourse which I have held with others has been most odious to me. The Antiquary by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

George Meredith Contemptuous of money, beyond the limited sum for his needs, he gazed; imagination was blunted in him to the hot drama of the business. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Sad indeed is the position of a prince whose fortune is limited by the boundary of the paternal estate or by a man in a career for honors! I do not believe, therefore, in what you tell me. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

For the present, discussion has to be limited to the facts and inferences offered by the parties concerned. The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman [1911]

With fowls, variations of colour, limited in their transmission to the male sex, habitually occur. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Rudyard Kipling We’re a limited liability company payin’ four per cent. Stalky & Co. by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

The small, intimate club, with a limited membership, can hardly be run in these days without heavy loss, and many clubs, neither large nor small, have had difficult times since the war. London in My Time by Thomas Burke

D. H. Lawrence All-containing, universal, how should she be limited to individuality? She was exhilarated, she did not want to go away from him. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

In that position his visible world was limited to a stony slope, a few boulders, the bush against which he leaned and the vista of a piece of empty sea-horizon. The Rover by Joseph Conrad [1923]

Francis Bacon Therefore extraordinary expense must be limited by the worth of the occasion; for voluntary undoing, may be as well for a man’s country, as for the kingdom of heaven. The Essays by Francis Bacon [1601]

John Locke This is to make our comprehension infinite, or God finite, when what He can do is limited to what we can conceive of it. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

That was looked upon in the parish as one of his chief virtues, but it limited the possible topics of conversation. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Indeed, the demand was one that mast have rapidly exhausted so limited a supply. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

D. H. Lawrence She only knew that it was not limited mechanical energy, nor mere purpose of self-preservation and self-assertion. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Wives, with their limited grasp of the realities of life, were always expecting their husbands to do things which it turned out not to be feasible for them to do. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

The lady appealed to a limited constituency, like M.H.; but her pages, such as they are (for there are but thirty), are now publici juris. Old Cookery Books and Ancient Cuisine by William Carew Hazli

No such conflict was perceived whilst society had not yet grown beyond national communities too small and simple to overtax Man’s limited political capacity disastrously. The Revolutionist’s Handbook and Pocket Companion by George Bernard Shaw

Algernon Blackwood Both bind you endlessly to limited desires and blind ambitions. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Catherine Helen Spence There is a limited demand in the more backward East for some of the comforts and conveniences of life. A Week in the Future by Catherine Helen Spence

Being limited in number, the Law is too strong for us, and we cannot gain our objects openly; therefore we have to strike in the dark. The Mystery Queen by Fergus Hume

Charlotte Perkins Gilman They were all pleasant enough, and talked to us as much as was possible with our limited powers. Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1915]

The modern undertaker, limited to the care of funerals, was then but one of numerous cases to which the term was applied. Pope by Thomas De Quincey

Henry James His inquiry was limited for the moment to the opportunity that the following three days might yield, as the Colonel and his wife were going on to another house. The Liar by Henry James [1888]

By the fourth article, a provisional government is to be established in the capital, whose functions are to be limited exclusively to the direction of the external relations of the republic. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Anna Katherine Green On his way home Mr. Gryce stopped at the Calderon to inquire how Mrs. Taylor was doing, and what his prospects were for a limited interview with her. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

E. F. Benson Lucia was glad she had limited her splendours to the Beethoven brooch. Lucia in London by E. F. Benson [1927]

Anthony Trollope The power of this king to raise money seems to have been limited to about £8000 a month. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Anatole France He limited to the earth his powerful dream of life. The Red Lily by Anatole France [1894]

Baldwin Spencer Looked at from the point of view of the man his Piraungaru are a limited number of the women who stand in the relationship of Nupa to him. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Here he limited himself to two lectures a week, visited the hospital at midday, and was able to devote a large amount of time to bacteriological study, which was his chief interest at this time. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

George Gissing Julian’s part in the trial had been limited to an examination as to his knowledge of Ida’s alleged thefts. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

Henry James This was possible; I had nothing but my share in the very limited knowledge of my English fellow worshipper John Cumnor, who had never seen the couple. The Aspern Papers by Henry James [1888]

Algernon Blackwood From stars and fire-mist he came now into humanity, using the limited instrument of a human mechanism, a mechanism he must learn to master without breaking it. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

H. G. Wells And quite apart from that, her mind was extraordinarily interesting to me because it was at once so active and so clear and so limited by her entirely English circumstances. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

Anthony Trollope It had come to be understood that his visit was to be limited to a month; and to both him and Clara the month wore itself away slowly, neither of them having much pleasure in the society of the other. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

E. Nesbi Peter was so distressed by the obvious fact that something horrid had happened to Bobbie that he limited his speech to repeating, “More bread and butter, please,” at startlingly short intervals. The Railway Children by E. Nesbi

He was slower, more obtuse; yet even he, with his limited perceptions and calculating mind, even he nearly believed, nearly had faith, nearly asked her if she could love him. Moth and Rust by Mary Cholmondeley [1912]

Then the mist rolled down on us again, and our prospect was limited to ten yards of vapour. Greenmantle by John Buchan

Jane Austen I understand you — and a very proper plan it is for a person at your time of life, with such limited means and indifferent connexions. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen [1814]

Charles Dickens I therefore hit out at him and was going to hit out again, when he said, “Aha! Would you?” and began dancing backwards and forwards in a manner quite unparalleled within my limited experience. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

Bryce had never had a nerve of any sort in his body; he was mere physical force animated by a shrewd if limited brain. The Singing Sands by Josephine Tey [1952]

Andrew Lang In all three you have anthropomorphic gods, capable of assuming animal shapes, tricky, capricious, limited in many undivine ways, yet endowed with magical powers. Custom and Myth by Andrew Lang

He was driven to a certain and limited date. The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1834]

The tip is slightly and permanently curved, so as to act to a limited extent as a hook. The Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants by Charles Darwin

Thomas Carlyle Small men, most active, useful, are to be seen everywhere, whose whole activity depends on some conviction which to you is palpably a limited one; imperfect, what we call an error. On Heroes and Hero Worship and the Heroic in History by Thomas Carlyle

H. G. Wells It is only a part and a limited part of education — the factual side of education — I have discussed. World Brain by H. G. Wells [1938]

Rudyard Kipling Listening to instructors on the Square, I have often wondered whether George Robey, with his limited vocabulary, didn’t blow up with suppressed indignation. A Book of Words by Rudyard Kipling [1928]

Nathaniel Hawthorne You let us write a little, it is true, on a limited range of subjects. The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]