Phrases with "local"

Arthur Conan Doyle He was a middle-aged man, portly and affable, with a considerable fund of local lore. His Last Bow by Arthur Conan Doyle [1917]

Arthur Conan Doyle Therefore, a local fanatic would begin with them. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Anson looked at his watch and considered a week-end with his family, but the only train was a local that would jolt through the aggressive heat for three hours. All the Sad Young Men by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1926]

Theodore Dreiser On one occasion recently a local aldermanic junket had been arranged to visit Philadelphia — a junket that was to last ten days. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Isabella Bird The local official had seized the flax seed, their most profitable crop, at half-price, and had sold it for full price, his perquisite amounting to a large sum. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

It was on the Sunday before the Saturday he disappeared, the day after the local flower show here. His Prey was Man by Arthur Gask [1942]

He had also noticed the young lady who had just come in, and knew her for the only daughter of a local magistrate. The Story of Ivy by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1927]

Rudyard Kipling We’ve a well-known local name for ’em down the river. Actions and Reactions by Rudyard Kipling [1909]

Henry Handel Richardson Every remedy she had ever heard of for the relief of a bruised bone, she tried: bathing, poulticing, fomenting: everything, except sending for the local doctor. The End of a Childhood by Henry Handel Richardson

D. H. Lawrence Christianity was a local branch. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Radclyffe Hall Mrs. Ogden had gone to countermand the local bacon, and they were alone. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

T. H. Huxley All that geology can prove is local order of succession. Essays by T. H. Huxley

Then from the local telephone directory she saw some people of the name of Pells were still living in the neighbourhood, and went to call at the house. The Tragedy of the Silver Moon by Arthur Gask [1940]

Those questions would have to be answered by someone who knows more about the machinery of local government than I do. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell [1937]

Theodore Dreiser The attention of the inhabitants was not so distracted by local celebrities in the dramatic, artistic, social, and religious fields as to shut the well-positioned man from view. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

The local police spoke highly of him and upon several occasions when stolen articles had been pledged with him, he had gone out of his way to give them all the assistance that he possibly could. The House on the Island by Arthur Gask [1931]

Theodore Dreiser I have here a memorandum of some of the loans which the local banks have made to Mr. Cowperwood and which are still standing on their books. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Olaf Stapledon He played a good deal of tennis, and was a brilliant three-quarter in the first fifteen of the best local rugger club. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

They had met two months back in connection with a local poaching affray. The Story of Ivy by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1927]

Rudyard Kipling But they lived in a certain sort of squalid luxury, six or eight of them in two rooms; and they enjoyed the local society. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Rudyard Kipling Only local scarcity and an unusual prevalence of seasonal sickness. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

E. F. Benson This lecture was printed in a local paper, and Celia Amelia sent a copy of it to Ellen, with a couple of ducks. Charlotte Bronte by E. F. Benson [1932]

Twice they were beaten down amid the already heaping snow, and had to drag themselves along till an accidental and local lull in their enemy let them scramble to their feet. The Greater Trumps by Charles Williams

Sinclair Lewis He was hearty and public about the local baseball and hockey teams, about the Kiwanis Club, about the Mayflower Congregational Church, and about all war drives. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

I’m a stranger in town, you remember, and cannot be expected to move as fast as a local detective. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

George Gissing Did he tell you?—it was to buy a share in a local newspaper. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

The young man dived into the tent and produced a bottle of white wine, a bottle of a local mineral water, and two tumblers. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

Men transferred local circumstances and a local colouring to their pictures of distant countries and manners. Old Cookery Books and Ancient Cuisine by William Carew Hazli

Sinclair Lewis The local Four Hundred also report that he is a great hand at shaking the light fantastic tootsies in the dance. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Olaf Stapledon The World Government, foreseeing the end, refrained from action, preferring that the change to a socialistic local economy should be brought about by local effort. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

Nathaniel Hawthorne Here he had quitted the activity of his mind, as well as he could, becoming a local antiquary, etc. The Ancestral Footstep by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Leon Trotsky Some of the exiles became absorbed into the local populations, especially in the towns; others took to drink. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Sir Walter Scott His boatman’s local knowledge was summed up in the information already given, ‘that it was a grand landmark, and that there had been muckle fighting about the bit lang syne. Guy Mannering by Sir Walter Scott [1815]

Thomas Hardy It was one which he had had specially taken and framed by a local man in bird’s-eye maple, as a present for Arabella, and had duly given her on their wedding-day. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

Bronislaw Malinowski These rights mean that all members of a local group may roam over its territory and use all the products, hunt and collect food and useful objects. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

Rudyard Kipling A second trunk was needed, and, after that, a little packing-case, and it was late next day when Cheape and the local carrier lifted them to the cart. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

H. G. Wells It was hard to determine what was of local and what of general concern. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

The local was a man named Purrier. He seemed to be something in the gentleman farmer sort of line. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

Bronislaw Malinowski These local groups usually must have lived isolated from each other, because of the exclusive right in using the given area. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Returning to the ward, he disinfected two instruments and applied a local anaesthetic to a square section at the base of Pinky’s skull where the wound had healed over the bullet. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

Sinclair Lewis He claimed damages from the local committee; the local committee sent the claims on to Sharon; there was a deal of fervent correspondence; and the claims were never paid. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

Virginia Woolf Waifs and Strays, Rescue Work, Church Work, C. O. S. — local branch — besides the usual civic duties which fall to one as a householder. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

H.P. Lovecraft From then until after the close of school Ward spent his time on the photostatic copy of the Hutchinson cipher and the accumulation of local Curwen data. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H.P. Lovecraft [1927]

Anthony Trollope Travelers who write their travels are constantly called upon to record that number, so that it may now be considered as a superlative in local phraseology, signifying a very great many indeed. North America by Anthony Trollope

Yet the Drone is a local celebrity in Middleshire, and, like most local celebrities, is unknown elsewhere. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

Joseph Furphy The kingdom of God is within us; our all-embracing duty is to give it form and effect, a local habitation and a name. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

Isabella Bird No system of direct taxation is adopted in the States, except for local purposes. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

Jeremy Bentham Those which follow are of less importance, either as referring only to certain offences in particular, or depending upon the influence of transitory and local circumstances. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

George Gissing I’ve been working out the scheme; it would amuse you vastly, Reardon. The first lesson deals with the question of subjects, local colour — that kind of thing. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Richard Burton As they are almost all local in their application, and therefore are not explained in such restricted sense by lexicographers, the specification may not be useless to the Oriental student. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

G. K. Chesterton A little time after I was helping King George V to get crowned, by walking round a local bonfire and listening to a local band. A Miscellany of Men by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

Rudyard Kipling One good thing is that they’ll only use local corps, and we can knock up something we’ll call a campaign, and let them down easy. The Day’s Work by Rudyard Kipling [1898]

Robert Green Ingersoll The result is that while you have put down through freights you have not succeeded so well in local freights. The Ghosts and other lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

He was rushing all over the Archipelago, jumping in and out of local mail-packets as if they had been tram-cars, here, there, and everywhere—organizing with all his might. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

Sinclair Lewis He had seen Kivi beat the local chess champion who, being named Perkins, could not conceivably rival a master who smelled of beer and gherkins. World So Wide by Sinclair Lewis

Anthony Trollope The local sovereigns of the vicinity, the district fountains of honour, had hitherto conferred on them the stamp of no rank. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Thomas Hardy His clothes were decidedly not of a local cut, though it was difficult to point out any particular mark of difference. A Few Crusted Characters by Thomas Hardy [1891]

Robert Louis Stevenson The Speculative Society is a body of some antiquity, and has counted among its members Scott, Brougham, Jeffrey, Horner, Benjamin Constant, Robert Emmet, and many a legal and local celebrity besides. Memories and Portraits by Robert Louis Stevenson

Henry Handel Richardson Now that his own days in the colony were numbered, he no longer felt constrained to pump up a spurious interest in local affairs. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

It is erroneous to assert that “the tract nearest the equator on both sides has the longest rainy season;” the measure chiefly depends upon altitude and other local conditions. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

Miles Franklin There is only a set of local cacklers unknown out of their own barn. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

He looked quite unperturbed when the two local detectives took him away. The Vengeance of Larose by Arthur Gask [1939]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The warder let Max have a local evening paper. The Glenlitten Murder by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1929]

Bronislaw Malinowski The legal side of the first method is shown by the fact that a man’s right to a woman, secured by means “of magic, is supported by the men of his own local group. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

So again many North American forms which until lately were named as distinct species, are now considered to be local races. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Plenty of local galliots travel it, but strangers never, I should say. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

Edgar Allan Poe The peculiar points of interest in the Prairie are vividly shown forth, and as a local painting, the work is, altogether, excellent. Criticism by Edgar Allan Poe

Only Latchetts, of all the surrounding estates, still sheltered a local family and Bee hoped that it would go on sheltering Ashbys for centuries to come. Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey

His later years were occupied partly in journalism, partly in farming, and he seems also to have done a good deal of local political work. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

The sum of 3,500,000 dollars is appropriated to a university, a like sum to a hospital, and the rest to local institutions of education and charity. Science and Education by Thomas Henry Huxley

H. G. Wells There was a humour of form and expression which had many local varieties. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

Thomas Hardy The local atmosphere was everything to him; the atmospheres of other countries a matter of indifference. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

Rudyard Kipling Then a practitioner in Bermondsey, where they also make up select tours to the Beauty Spots of England, wrote to a local paper about an interesting variety of summer rash. Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

However, as I say, I do not pretend to understand the mysteries of local government. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell [1937]

The local example of the whimsicality of Nature owes its excellence to absolute purity. Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield

The local doctor gave evidence that Hepburn was of perfectly sound mind. The Beachy Head Murder by Arthur Gask [1941]

Each has his simple story—a story in which the local oppressor, the dreaded conscription, and the still more dreaded corvée, form the leading incidents. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

T. E. Lawrence A dispute was reported us, and we had to turn aside to a local Serahin camp. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Arthur Conan Doyle The local surgeon, an old, white-haired man, had just come down from Mrs. Hilton Cubitt’s room, and he reported that her injuries were serious, but not necessarily fatal. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

Theodore Dreiser Besides, there was a local organization known as the Citizens’ Municipal Reform Association which occasionally conducted investigations in connection with public affairs. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

H.P. Lovecraft The odd incidents — so slight yet so curious — appealed to his sense of the picturesque and elicited from him a number of reminiscenses of local ghostly lore. The Rats in the Walls by H.P. Lovecraft [1923]

Wilkie Collins In the UK it appeared under Wilkie’s preferred title ‘The Devil’s Spectacles’ in local newspapers including the Bath Herald in two parts 20, 27 December 1879. The Devil’s Spectacles by Wilkie Collins [1879]

As a one-time worker with the Criminal Investigation Department and now, as I understand, a local magistrate here, you may feel it your duty not to keep silent. The Man of Death by Arthur Gask [1945]

George Meredith He rode superbly: he knew Law: he was prepared for any position: he could speak really eloquently; she had heard him at a local meeting. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Leon Trotsky But of course the local sources were not enough. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Bram Stoker Experts were sending — on their own account, on behalf of learned societies, and through local and imperial governing bodiesreports dealing with the matter, and suggesting remedies. The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker [1911]

Henry James Her value to my imagination is even most of all perhaps in her mere local consistency, her fine old New York ignorance and rigour. A small boy and others by Henry James [1913]

Henry Lawson She was “studying for a school-teacher;” that was the height of the ambition of local youth. While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson

G. K. Chesterton I once suggested to him that he should appear at a local festival as Burke and I as Fox; a part for which I have no claim except in circumference. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

A local constable in uniform cast a sidelong glance, and said, with stolid simplicity: “He’s all there. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

Edith Wharton Sign-posts were rare in England in those days, and for many years afterward, and a truly British reserve seemed to make the local authorities reluctant to communicate with the invading stranger. A Backward Glance by Edith Wharton [1934]

This is all the ‘landlord’s rent’ which will ever be levied, any additional sum collected as ‘rate-rent’ being applied to sinking-fund or to local purposes. Garden Cities of To-morrow by Ebenezer Howard

Sir Walter Scott The retreat of the party he commanded was not effected without heavy loss, and served as a severe lesson concerning the local advantages possessed by the garrison. Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

H. G. Wells The local “spelling reform” of a few half-educated faddists here and there, helps not at all, is a mere nuisance. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

Baldwin Spencer In the case ever of natives belonging to different sections of a tribe there is a recognition of local ownership within the wider range of tribal ownership. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Three of my men are in possession, and the local police seem to comprehend the necessity of keeping the matter out of the newspapers. The Slayer of Souls by Robert W. Chambers [1920]

Isabella Bird Occasionally on arriving it is found that the place selected on local evidence is unsuitable, or the water is scanty or bad, and we march farther. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

T. E. Lawrence We were not in command nationally, but by invitation; and our men were volunteers, individuals, local men, relatives, so that a death was a personal sorrow to many in the army. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Theodore Dreiser Bass took it, and after much argument with the local pawnbroker, he had been able to bring home ten dollars. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

Baldwin Spencer In the case of the Arunta tribe the stones were procured in special localities, which were the property of local groups of men without the permission of whom the stone could not be removed. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

They never read anything but a local paper, and local papers report London affairs in one line. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

Charles Dickens On the crowded sea-shore, the great demand for milk, combined with the strong local temptation of chalk, would betray itself in the lowered quality of the article. The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens [1860]

Leon Trotsky Great world problems were mingled with minor local matters that here seemed also important. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Charles Dickens No article liable to local duty have I with me, Monsieur l’Officier de l’Octroi, unless the overflowing of a breast devoted to your charming town should be in that wise chargeable. The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens [1860]

Henry Handel Richardson First, a concert of local talent; after which his Lordship had promised to give them a short address. Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

Baldwin Spencer The party, frightened, camped a little distance away, where they erected a Nurtunja and performed Ariltha. The local honey-ants did not come near to them. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

And meanwhile our local neutrality was at an end. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

You want a local punt, and above all a local man (you could stow him in your fo’c’sle), and to go to work seriously. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

Sinclair Lewis He talked to local church-pillars so rich and moral that their own pastors were afraid of them. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

Each succeeding year representatives of the several colonies returned in fewer numbers until occupation lapsed, and this fact indicates that the loss is not due to local causes. Last Leaves from Dunk Island by E. J. Banfield

Sinclair Lewis The renting of furnished houses for the Falconer Evangelistic Party was a ripe cause for new quarrels with local committees, particularly after the party had left town. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

Theodore Dreiser He was a man who loved to entertain lavishly; and when his residence was thrown open for a dinner, a reception, or a ball, the best of local society was to be found there. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

H. G. Wells In a little while they were being constructed not only by governments and local authorities, but by robber bands, by insurgent committees, by every type of private person. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Besides there were a few works on local antiquities, a county-history borrowed from the Master’s library, in which Hammond appeared to have been lately reading. The Ancestral Footstep by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Sinclair Lewis I bet the collections would bust all records, and we’ll have a distinct understanding with the local committees that we get all over a certain amount, besides the collection the last day. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

They think it would be easier for us than for them to pursue inquiries among the local bigwigs, and if there is any arresting to be done they would rather that we did it. To Love and Be Wise by Josephine Tey [1950]

You’ve no local people indoors, so you should be able to do that unostentatiously. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

Thomas Hardy The club of Marlott alone lived to uphold the local Cerealia. It had walked for hundreds of years, if not as benefit-club, as votive sisterhood of some sort; and it walked still. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Rodgers had gone back to Wickham, but it seemed that the Press had arrived; both the local man and the Crome correspondent of the London dailies wanted to know why the river was being redragged. To Love and Be Wise by Josephine Tey [1950]

Anthony Trollope There had been a sort of quasi-connection between Miss Baker and the elder Miss Gauntlet—a connection of a very faint local character—in years gone by. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

H. G. Wells He could go round to the club but in the evening the members crowded in and debated, for the most part, local political issues that bored him. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He could almost have fancied that in this very ordinary meeting of a village visitor with a local magnate some unanalyzable disturbance had made itself felt. The Man Without Nerves by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

James Joyce On the vigil of the 15th anniversary of her birth she wrote a letter from Mullingar, county Westmeath, making a brief allusion to a local student (faculty and year not stated). Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

But Björnson, with less originality, was the typical patriot in literature, and what he said, and thought, and wrote was calculated to stir the local conscience to the depths of its being. Henrik Ibsen by Edmund Gosse

Oscar Wilde His [Tennyson’s] sympathies are local and narrow. Poems by Oscar Wilde [1881]

Isabella Bird Every county, township, town, or incorporated village, elects its own council; and all local objects are provided for by direct taxation through these bodies. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

Then, little by little, or rapidly, according to local circumstance, he assumed another, and though they did not know it, more terrifying aspect. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

Sinclair Lewis I always have Angelo following me and Snap! and he gets the local color for me even better than my notes. World So Wide by Sinclair Lewis

Olaf Stapledon Sometimes it was the work of local craftsmen, sometimes it was a much treasured import from the near-by city or some foreign land. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

Theodore Dreiser The local banks at the behest of the big quadrumvirate might be coerced into straining their resources still further. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Daniel Defoe That Satan was not immediately, nor is yet, locked down in the abyss of a local hell, such as is supposed by some, and such as he shall be at last; or that, 2. The History of the Devil by Daniel Defoe

Leon Trotsky The adjoining rooms were taken by the escort and the local agents of the GPU Lyova checked up on our baggage — two cases of underwear and books were missing, lost somewhere in the snow. My Life by Leon Trotsky

In the list of wedding presents which the local newspaper published a fortnight or so later appeared the following item: “Brown saddle-horse, ‘The Brogue,’ bridegroom’s gift to bride. Beasts and Super-Beasts by Saki

Theodore Dreiser His oldest boy, Sebastian, or “Bass,” as his associates transformed it, worked as an apprentice to a local freight-car builder, but received only four dollars a week. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

Here might be some curious local civic ruling of which he, a stranger to the city, had heard nothing. The Heads of Cerberus by Francis Stevens

Andrew Lang There (5) are two references to local oracles in the Odyssey, that of Dodona (XIV. 327; XIX. 296) and that of Pytho (VIII. 80). Homer and His Age by Andrew Lang

Baldwin Spencer Map Showing Distribution of Local Groups on Melville Island and Bathurst Island The numbers correspond to those in the list of localities and local groups given in the text. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Theodore Dreiser A local election intervened and there was a new city treasurer, a new assessor of taxes, and a new mayor; but Edward Malia Butler continued to have apparently the same influence as before. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Arthur Conan Doyle Let us see the local centre of the mischief. The Land of Mist by Arthur Conan Doyle [1926]

Political ballads, too, came from his pen, siding with this or that party in local elections, all which things as we read, we feel as if we saw some noble high-bred racer harnessed to a dust-cart. Robert Burns by John Campbell Shairp [1879]

But Mr. and Mrs. Hamlyn did not retain Peacock’s Range; they and their boys, the two Walters, had to look out for another local residence; for Mrs. Carradyne retired to Peacock’s Range herself. The Silent Chimes by Ellen Wood

Cannibalism had its local name from Kimberley to Eucla, and through all the unoccupied country east of it, and there were many grisly rites attached thereto. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

H. G. Wells When there was a non-English-speaking population the local language was the primary one. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

G. K. Chesterton It expressed that splendid smallness which is the soul of local patriotism. The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton

That it may have local and epidemic causes, as well as that depending on personal transmission, is not disputed. The Contagiousness of Puerperal Fever by Oliver Wendell Holmes

E. F. Benson Such, according to local superstition, are easily distinguishable by their size and colour, which approaches jet black. The Shootings Of Achnaleish by E. F. Benson

H.P. Lovecraft And I believed, because of the masses of local tradition I had unearthed in search with Arthur Munroe, that the ghost was that of Jan Martense, who died in 1762. The Lurking Fear by H.P. Lovecraft [1922]

I thought the people ashore would know how to make the local flag. Typhoon by Joseph Conrad [1902]

Robert Louis Stevenson In like manner, local custom and prejudice, even local religion and local law, linger on into the latter end of the nineteenth century — Imperia in Imperio, foreign things at home. Memories and Portraits by Robert Louis Stevenson

Patteson did all that he could, in co-operation with the local officials, to regulate the trade. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

Would you credit that three-quarters of us up here are vegetarians? The local butchers don’t like us at all — te-hee! And some quite eminent people live here. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

Ann Radcliffe The local circumstances of this convent were scarcely less agreeable than the harmony of its society was interesting. The Italian by Ann Radcliffe [1796]

The assassins we are looking for are local men. The Dark Highway by Arthur Gask [1928]

Baldwin Spencer The local men sing, and the boy is told to watch and not speak. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Rudyard Kipling It was from the same local body as had written about Angelique and her misdeeds. Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

Henry Handel Richardson He had garnered the chief local news and was skimming the mining intelligence, when he suddenly stopped short with an exclamation of surprise; and his grip on the paper tightened. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

Henry James That will be local color, you know. The Europeans by Henry James [1878]

Your mistress will contribute to all the local charities. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

G. K. Chesterton There were never better actors than the local Buckinghamshire Players: for they were acting their own life with just that rise into exaggeration which is the transition from life to art. A Miscellany of Men by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

Oscar Wilde Mr. Marion Crawford has immolated himself upon the altar of local colour. Intentions by Oscar Wilde [1891]

But she knew that her doing so would probably mean the giving up on the part of her mother of one of the few local festivities which Mrs. Kemp heartily enjoyed. Barbara Rebell by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1905]

Certainly, however, Paul and Virginia would suggest a local plan; and it will be possible by writing three or four times over in six or eight months to produce what would command attention. Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century by George Paston [1902]

Isabella Bird Estimates of the urban and village populations were in most cases supplied to me by the Persian local officials, but from these I am convinced that it is necessary to make a very liberal deduction. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Washington Irving Society has acquired a more enlightened and elegant tone; but it has lost many of its strong local peculiarities, its homebred feelings, its honest fireside delights. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

George Gissing The lady had her own sufficient pursuits, chief among them a rigid attention to matters ecclesiastical, local and national. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

Edith Wharton He was our local ancestor; but it was a mark of his studied cordiality and his native tact that he never made us feel his priority. Here and Beyond by Edith Wharton [1926]

Washington Irving From his half itinerant life, also, he was a kind of travelling gazette, carrying the whole budget of local gossip from house to house; so that his appearance was always greeted with satisfaction. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving

William Morris The dreadful revolutionary title was dropped, and the body, with its branches, acted under the respectable name of the ‘Board of Conciliation and its local offices. News from Nowhere by William Morris [1890]

Elizabeth Gaskell They took a vivid interest in the public characters, and the local and the foreign as well as home politics discussed in the newspapers. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

Willa Cather From her early years she must have treasured up those pithy bits of local speech, of native idiom, which enrich and enliven her pages. Not Under Forty by Willa Cather [1936]

G. K. Chesterton Thus, for instance, the traveller will often hear the advice from local lovers of the picturesque, “The scenery round such and such a place has no interest; it is quite flat. Robert Browning by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

I have forgotten the detailed local characteristics — if there were any — of much of that region altogether. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

Arthur Machen Merritt got the local paper at the end of the week; there was not a word in it of any fatal accident in the marsh. The Terror by Arthur Machen

Theodore Dreiser As I understand it, he has managed to stir up all the local elements — some very powerful ones, too — and he is certain to have a hard time to get his franchises renewed. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Leon Trotsky Over two hundred local Soviets, in response to the invitation of the Soviet of Commissaries, stated their views on war and peace. My Life by Leon Trotsky

But this firm was a local one, in Edenbridge, and the conclusion was quickly arrived at that there was nothing warranting any suspicion there. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

H. G. Wells There are still local populations, but there is no more local community. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

Anyhow, when the local police arrive, and I’ve just rung them up, they’re bound to be darned suspicious about me, and it’s an odds on chance they’ll want to put me in the cells. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

Wilkie Collins She changed the conversation to local topics, waited until she was sure of leaving an excellent impression behind her, and then took her leave. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

H. G. Wells There were “Getting to Work Again” fêtes in America in 1969 to “stimulate local business”. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Never interfered with anybody’s business, he didn’t, and was good to the poor’; and ‘Dealt with the local shops and paid on the nail,’ added the shopkeepers. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

In short, he staked off a hill claim in strict accordance with the local mining laws of Hurdy–Gurdy and put up the customary notice. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

E. F. Benson Really, on reflection I think my first series of lectures had much better be given by local speakers. Trouble for Lucia by E. F. Benson [1939]

Baldwin Spencer No members of any one local group enter a camp of natives belonging to another local group until they have been formally invited to do so. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

The all-embracing despotism of Rome was replaced by the endless local divisions and subdivisions of feudal tenure. Gibbon by James Cotter Morison [1878]

E. F. Benson Nothing that came from outside Tilling could be as urgent as a local missive. Mapp and Lucia by E. F. Benson [1931]

It is a local product from the butt of the handle to the cracker, and the latter, under the boy’s expert use, makes a sound like a pistol shot. Last Leaves from Dunk Island by E. J. Banfield

Toole also caught her thinking of something else in the midst of his best bits of local scandal; and Magnolia several times popped in upon her large mother in tears. The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

In 1768 a new bridge was opened, and C. contributed to a local newspaper what purported to be a contemporary account of the old one which it superseded. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

WHB’s mother, née Mary Wood, was the local Vicar’s daughter. The Bragg Family in Adelaide by John Jenkin

Wilkie Collins At Aldborough, as elsewhere on this coast, local traditions are, for the most part, traditions which have been literally drowned. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Here was the Pinda whose port and fort played an important part in local history. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

Baldwin Spencer Only local men are on the ground when the lubras return, the visitors have already completed their decorations and retired out of sight of the local people into the bush. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

H. G. Wells They realised that the chief danger in aerial warfare from an excitable and intelligent public would be a clamour for local airships and aeroplanes to defend local interests. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

Sinclair Lewis Cass had been fretting all week, after his session with Chris Grau, that the local conversation was dull. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

Rudyard Kipling It is difficult to keep an edge after hours of fresh air and experiences; so one does not get the most from the most interesting part of the day — the dinner with the local headquarters. France at War by Rudyard Kipling [1915]

The local made all the running at the start. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

Anthony Trollope He was not an ardent politician; but few local Irishmen were so. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Ford Madox Ford The local doctor and the parson, both of whom visited the house, had contributed only palely-coloured portraits of the young woman. Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

Wilkie Collins Music follows and soothes the strife, in the shape of a local duet, sung by voices of vast compass, which soar in one note from howling bass to cracked treble. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]