Phrases with "maintained"

Throughout that first sitting Miss Granger maintained a dignified formality, tempered by maidenly graciousness. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Could Stevie be trusted to come all that way alone? Winnie maintained that he was much less “absent-minded” now. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

I recollect that I was particularly amused at the gracious obstinacy with which he maintained that the house in which I was so hospitably entertained belonged not to his father, but to me. Eothen by Alexander William Kinglake [1844]

Andrew Lang Would wandering Ionian reciters at fairs have maintained this uniformity? Would the tyrant Pisistratus have made his literary man take this view? 48 Transactions of the Ossianic Society, vol. Homer and His Age by Andrew Lang

E. T. A. Hoffmann Lauretta on her part maintained that it would be a pity if I did not follow my bent for the light and the graceful, in a word, for opera buffa. The Fermata by E. T. A. Hoffmann

It cannot be maintained that species when intercrossed are invariably sterile, and varieties invariably fertile; or that sterility is a special endowment and sign of creation. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

Olaf Stapledon Trade intercourse between the two empires was to be maintained through certain demilitarized ports and frontier towns. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

Henry James It made her smile — which in their relation now was like the breaking of a cool air-wave over the conscious sore flush that maintained itself through his general chill. The Velvet Glove by Henry James [1909]

H. G. Wells It was the first record of the first apparatus heavier than air that ever maintained itself in the air by mechanical force. The World Set Free by H. G. Wells [1914]

Opening them again, a few moments later, with an effort, he murmured, “Who are you?” Krag maintained a gloomy silence. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

Robert Green Ingersoll Lord Bacon was the first man of note who maintained that a christian country was bound to keep its plighted faith with an infidel nation. The Ghosts and other lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Anthony Trollope But never think that those joys can be maintained by the assistance of ocean postage, let it be at never so cheap a rate. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Jules Verne One maintained the hyperbola, the other the parabola. Round the Moon by Jules Verne [1873]

Walter Scott There I remained for a time, during the wars which the colony maintained with Philip, a great Indian Chief, or Sachem, as they were called, who seemed a messenger sent from Satan to buffet them. Peveril of the Peak by Walter Scott [1822]

Henry Adams The American delighted in Thackeray as a satirist, but Thackeray quite justly maintained that he was not a satirist at all, and that his pictures of English society were exact and good-natured. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

The mother, in a corner, maintained silence, never removing her eyes from her son’s face. Mother by Maksim Gorky

T. E. Lawrence Feisal, veiled in his tent, maintained incessantly the teaching and preaching of his Arab movement. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

In its very statement of the doctrine maintained it avoids all discussion of the nature of the disease “known as puerperal fever,” and all the somewhat stale philology of the word contagion. The Contagiousness of Puerperal Fever by Oliver Wendell Holmes

H.P. Lovecraft They did not live here, said the myths, but merely maintained outposts and flew back with vast cargoes of stone to their own stars in the north. The Whisperer in Darkness by H.P. Lovecraft [1930]

Benjamin Disraeli The chef was the greatest celebrity of Europe; and he had no limit to his staff, which he had selected with the utmost scrutiny, maintained with becoming spirit, and winnowed with unceasing vigilance. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

Jules Verne Herbert was placed on his left side, and was maintained in that position. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

He maintained his character as ‘a nice spoken gentleman,’ by enquiring of the maid who opened the door how the little boy was. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Nathaniel Hawthorne Yet the sons of this seminary have always maintained their full share of reputation, in whatever paths of life they trod. Fanshawe by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1826]

Anthony Trollope It is not to be supposed that he or his ministry contemplated such a war as has existed — with 600,000 men in arms on one side, each man with his whole belongings maintained at a cost of 150l. North America by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope She knew that Gertrude, when so addressed, would have maintained her dignity, and have concealed her secret, even if she allowed herself to have a secret to conceal. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

Guy de Maupassant Braux maintained the most revolutionary and communistic doctrines, gesticulating and throwing about his arms, his eyes darting like a blood-hound’s. A Family Affair (En Famille) by Guy de Maupassant [1881]

Olaf Stapledon This inner calm seems to be maintained by the saint not only when he himself is in danger or distress but even when he is confronted by the suffering of others. Saints and Revolutionaries by Olaf Stapledon

Rudyard Kipling But such virtue is not reached or maintained except by a life’s labour, a life’s single-minded devotion. A Book of Words by Rudyard Kipling [1928]

Anthony Trollope Early in life, at the age of fifteen, I had commenced the dangerous habit of keeping a journal, and this I maintained for ten years. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Sight-seers the Anchurians are by birth and habit, and they turned out to their last able-bodied unit to witness the scene; but they maintained an accusive silence. Cabbages and Kings by O. Henry [1904]

The grim conflict was maintained all one day — maintained with deathless perseverance, until Dad Petto discovered the belligerent and uncoupled him. Cobwebs from an Empty Skull by Ambrose Bierce [1874]

Leon Trotsky Hillquit’s art lay in keeping Debs on his left flank while he maintained a business friendship with Gompers. Debs had a captivating personality. My Life by Leon Trotsky

She maintained that sexual intercourse was a thing of horror; the cause of all the evil which the world contains. A Second Coming by Richard Marsh [1900]

E. T. A. Hoffmann It was incontestable, maintained the advocate, that the deceased Freiherr Hubert Von R—— had not had the power to dispose of entailed property either by testament or in any other way. The Entail by E. T. A. Hoffmann

Arthur Machen Still, Ambrose maintained his position. The Secret Glory by Arthur Machen

Jack London I flatter myself that I maintained my composure under the keen eye of the oligarch, but my heart was beating madly. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

Violet answered, as in duty bound; but the Captain maintained his ominous silence. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

With species in a state of nature it can hardly be maintained that the law is of universal application; but many good observers, more especially botanists, believe in its truth. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

H. G. Wells An uneasy truce would be maintained between these theoretically antagonistic systems. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

He is justly regarded as the father of modern agriculture, in which, as in all subjects affecting the public welfare, he maintained an active interest until his death. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

Walter Scott The Grecian sailors, too, when they observed the vessels approach so near, filled with the steel-clad Latins, began to shrink from a contest to be maintained hand to hand with so terrible an enemy. Count Robert of Paris by Walter Scott [1832]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu Mr. Larkin opened his pink eyelids, and showing his small, light blue eyes, while he maintained his easy and gentlemanlike attitude. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]

In reply to my fishing inquiries into the mystery of his personal action he maintained an impenetrable reserve—he was not to be drawn. The Woman with One Hand by Richard Marsh

Henry James But please don’t doubt that I’ve maintained that woman not to be you. The Reverberator by Henry James [1888]

Jean-Jacques Rousseau The first of these has therefore long been a State dissolved; the second, however, is maintained by the extreme wisdom of the senate, and forms an honourable and highly dangerous exception. The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

He and Stephen maintained a show of civility to one another; and when Frank was in the neighbourhood (but that had only happened twice in the seven years), he would call at the Torr and see them. Sandstone Torr by Ellen Wood [1874]

William Godwin He maintained that deeds of charity were of more avail than the sacrifice of the mass, and that no one would be damned hereafter, but such as were proved to afford an example of immoral conduct. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

Nellie Bly Almost all of the passengers avoided the dining-room, took their meals on deck and maintained reclining positions with a persistency that grew monotonous. Around the World in Seventy-Two Days by Nellie Bly [1890]

Sir Walter Scott Morton maintained a degree of firmness, which nothing but a mind that had nothing left upon earth to love or to hope, could have supported at such a crisis. Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

John Hill Burton He was partial to the Greek language, which he maintained to be, in its structure, the best suited for a scientific nomenclature. Introduction to the Study of the Works of Jeremy Bentham by John Hill Burton

The Abracadabranese, for example, are created by Sin, maintained by Theft and destroyed by Folly. The priests of Brahma, like those of Abracadabranese, are holy and learned men who are never naughty. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

Also the driver was undoubtedly a good one, and from the rate of speed he maintained nearly all the time he must have had some sure knowledge of the track. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

George Meredith The pace she maintained in no degree impeded the concentrated passion of her utterance. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

Victor Hugo Under James II. it maintained in the Lower House the proportion of three hundred and forty-six burgesses against ninety-two knights. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

As to the irritating caste feeling maintained among them, young Ormiston perhaps gave himself as few airs as any. The Imperialist by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1904]

George Meredith I maintained that it was my father’s. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Olaf Stapledon Soon the mental power of the galaxy, which had hitherto been with difficulty maintained at its highest pitch, must inevitably begin to wane. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Thomas Hobbes And the grounds of these rights have the rather need to be diligently and truly taught, because they cannot be maintained by any civil law or terror of legal punishment. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

Victories attained by right thought can only be maintained by watchfulness. As a Man Thinketh by James Allen [1903]

As a man travels on his way, he says, the jails constitute his resting places, established and maintained by the solicitous authorities! Now, granny, let us get to the point. Mother by Maksim Gorky

E. F. Benson She is a one: isn’t she?’ Lucia maintained her attitude of high nobility, but this information added a little more pickling. Mapp and Lucia by E. F. Benson [1931]

Benjamin Disraeli As for the Prince, on the whole, he maintained his silence; but it was at length discovered by the fair sex that he was not stupid, but sentimental. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

Sinclair Lewis She maintained that Cleo had to have the best liver, the sweetbread meant by Mrs. Higbee for the Master, and a menagerie of catnip mice. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu With the uncomplaining and modest charity of the poor, Sarah Rumble maintained her little orphan niece and nephew by extra labour at needle-work, and wonderful feats of domestic economy. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]

He immediately set out from the little country town where he maintained (and was scarcely maintained by) a somnolent and unfruitful office of surveying and map-drawing. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

Anthony Trollope She had not married him simply to be maintained and housed. Kept in the Dark by Anthony Trollope [1882]

William Hazlitt The height of moral argument’ which the author has maintained in the intervals of passion or blended with the more powerful impulses of nature, is hardly surpassed in any of his plays. Characters of Shakespeare’s Plays by William Hazlitt [1817]

Jules Verne Moreover, it must have struck Thalcave that instead of being the guide he was guided; yet, with true Indian reserve, he maintained absolute silence. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

H.P. Lovecraft Meanwhile, the Great Race maintained its cautious vigilance, with potent weapons ceaselessly ready despite the horrified banishing of the subject from common speech and visible records. The Shadow Out of Time by H.P. Lovecraft [1935]

From first to last, then and later, Janet Carey maintained that she did not see any bank-note. Janet Carey by Ellen Wood [1873]

Benjamin Disraeli Animated by Waldershare, Lady Beaumaris maintained in this respect a certain degree of rivalry. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

Theodore Dreiser If Lester had married Jennie and accepted the comparatively meagre income of ten thousand a year he would have maintained the same attitude to the end. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

H. G. Wells Next this group an old careworn man in blue canvas maintained his place in the crush with difficulty, and behind shouted a hairless face, a great cavity of toothless mouth. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

Henry Handel Richardson She maintained an obstinate silence about what had happened, and requested that he would now let the matter drop. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Still, the Lorilleuxs delighted in talking sympathetically to Gervaise about the affair between Lantier and Virginie. The Boches maintained they had never seen a more handsome couple. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

He maintained a hard, careless deportment, indicative of neither joy nor sorrow; if anything, it expressed a flinty gratification at a piece of difficult work successfully executed. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

Thomas Hardy How is it you do?” She maintained a hesitating silence. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

The judges of the higher tribunals were maintained from the produce of a part of the crown lands, reserved for this purpose. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

George Gissing I, for my part, have never maintained that women were ripe for public duties but Radicalism involves the certainty that they some day will be. Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing [1891]

In his youth he had been a campaigner; and now that he was a preacher he maintained his hardy habits, and always slept, summer and winter, with a bit of his window up. The Haunted Baronet by J. Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

T. H. Huxley In the next place, Galen maintained that all the veins of the body arise from the liver; that they draw the blood thence and distribute it over the body. Essays by T. H. Huxley

George Meredith Their civility was maintained at the termination of the deadly work. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

H. G. Wells But there was so strong and widespread a dread that if this supposition was not maintained privilege, restriction, tyranny would come back that the mystical interpretation was boldly adopted. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Wilkie Collins On every other topic he deferred to me with the utmost readiness and docility; on this he maintained his strange opinion with an obstinacy which set reason and persuasion alike at defiance. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

Virginia Woolf Denham maintained his silence. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

Sinclair Lewis He remembered that she had maintained he was the best singer she had ever heard; that Jim Lefferts had admitted, “You certainly can make that hymn dope sound as if it meant something. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

Leon Trotsky Health can be maintained at a certain level only through a proper regimen and the right sort of treatment. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Thomas Wolfe The Citizens Trust maintained its usual appearance of solid substance, businesslike efficiency, and Greek-templed sanctity. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Anthony Trollope Ferdinand Lopez maintained his anger against his wife for more than a week, after the scene at Richmond, feeding it with reflections on what he called her disobedience. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

He maintained an air of distrustful inscrutability. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

The Christians gained and maintained the advantage, each man fighting as if upon himself alone had depended the fortune of the day. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Madame Gaudron maintained that she had a fine complexion for her age. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

G. K. Chesterton He took very little food; it was indeed one of his peculiar small fads that men should not take food when they are ill, a matter in which he maintained that the animals were more sagacious. Robert Browning by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

Guy de Maupassant The women, however, who based their opinion on poetry rather than on practical observation, maintained that love, the great passion, may come only once to mortals. Lasting Love by Guy de Maupassant [1882]

George Berkeley Qu. Whether our ladies might not as well endow monasteries as wear Flanders lace? And whether it be not true that Popish nuns are maintained by Protestant contributions? 113. The Querist by George Berkeley [1735]

George Gissing They had nothing to say to each other, but Everard maintained a brief conversation just to observe the man. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

Laurence Sterne She maintained ’twas an entire infraction of the treaty — I maintained it was provided for in the clause of the third article. A sentimental journey through France and Italy by Laurence Sterne

Arnold Bennett The mere fact of being in a swiftly moving carriage which wayfarers had to avoid nimbly, maintained their spirits. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Andrew Lang It is maintained that the Iliad is a work of at least four centuries. Homer and His Age by Andrew Lang

H. G. Wells It maintained its astounding equilibrium amidst a thunder of applause. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

G. K. Chesterton And it may surely be maintained that any real advance in the beauty of modern dress must spring honestly and naturally out of the life we lead and prefer to lead. Varied Types by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

Walter Scott His cruelty was great — his dissimulation profound; and the skill and promptitude with which he maintained a destructive and desultory warfare, inflicted many dreadful calamities on the settlement. Peveril of the Peak by Walter Scott [1822]

Mr. Fosbroke examined the boy carefully, and seemed hardly to like the aspect of the case, though he maintained the customary professional cheeriness. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Anthony Trollope I found that life might be maintained on very cheap terms at Dixon. To me, as a passing traveler, the charges at the hotel were, I take it, the same as elsewhere. North America by Anthony Trollope

Jules Verne The old overman maintained that it always rained “up there,” and, considering the climate of the United Kingdom, it must be acknowledged that he was not far wrong. The Underground City by Jules Verne [1877]

It was the city beloved of the Sun; where his worship was maintained in its splendor; “where every fountain, pathway, and wall,” says an ancient chronicler, “was regarded as a holy mystery. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

George Meredith Thereupon he maintained that the grate did not want scrubbing. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Anthony Trollope This would amount to three thousand pounds for the lot, and, as the process of marrying them went on, they would all have to be maintained as at present. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Olaf Stapledon Meanwhile the Society of Worlds maintained a pacific attitude. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Sir Walter Scott It was the din of this conflict, maintained chiefly between Poundtext and Kettledrummle, together with the clamour of their adherents, which had saluted Morton’s ears upon approaching the cottage. Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Far otherwise is it with that knowledge whose dignity is maintained by works of utility and power. Bacon by R. W. Church [1884]

George Gissing Reflecting thus, Asquith maintained silence; when he raised his eyes again he saw that Ada Warren had drawn near. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

She was the elder of the two; tall, like him; but whilst he maintained his thin, wiry form, just the shape of an upright gas-post with arms, she had grown stout with no shape at all. The Ebony Box by Ellen Wood [1883]

Edmund Burke As long as Paris stands in the place of ancient Rome, so long she will be maintained by the subject provinces. Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke [1790]

Charles Dickens It was indispensable to most public conveniences in those days, that they should be public nuisances likewise; and Fleet Market maintained the principle to admiration. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

Anton Chekhov Zinotchka always hotly maintained the usefulness of natural science, but I doubt if she knew any chemistry beyond this Cave. “Well, she told me to repeat it. The Chorus Girl and other stories by Anton Chekhov

Maria Edgeworth Albert maintained an immovable composure of countenance. The Prussian Vase by Maria Edgeworth

Ignoring his claims to imperial rank, I maintained that his reason for ill-treating us must be fear — it could be nothing else. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

Carrados maintained an uncompromising silence. Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah [1914]

The Squire maintained his view and Coralie maintained hers. Mrs. Cramp’s Tenant by Ellen Wood [1881]

And for the instant that I maintained the visible state I looked straight into Theresa's soul. The Shell of Sense by Olivia Howard Dunbar

The Protectorate, and the constitution of 1657, maintained an established clergy in the enjoyment of tithes or other settled stipends. Milton by Mark Pattison [1879]

And a man who maintained a thesis on Aristotle’s “Categories,” on the universals a parte rei, or such-like nonsense, was looked upon as a prodigy. Letters on England by Voltaire [1734]

He maintained his rigid course very steadily. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

T. E. Lawrence I maintained the frugality of the Turks, that shambling, ragged army of serfs. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

This relation between medicine and theology has existed from a very early period; from the Egyptian priest to the Indian medicine-man, the alliance has been maintained in one form or another. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

Olaf Stapledon The many populations, teeming in the galleries of the many worlds, maintained their telepathic union. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Tobias Smolle Upon their return Valentine shifted his dress, and they supped together with great cordiality and mirth, maintained at the expense of the discarded lover. The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom by Tobias Smolle

Porthos maintained a majestic silence. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Anthony Trollope In England, and only in England as I believe, is maintained in hotel life the theory of solitary existence. North America by Anthony Trollope

George Meredith Why, there was he, consorting with gentlefolks—gay as a lark! Who has to pay for it?’ Kilne’s fellow-victims maintained a rather doleful tributary silence. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

Guy de Maupassant Pere Milon maintained his impassive demeanor, his air of rustic stupidity, with downcast eyes, as if he were talking to his curé. No Quarter (Le Père Milon) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

Any deception is bad, worst of all a cheat that is maintained as far as the steps of the altar. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

But I don’t care for Mr. Fitz Wilson, and I care still less for the kind of style which can be maintained upon a thousand a year,’ replied Urania, with the air of a duchess. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

I was intolerant to those who maintained opposite doctrines — despised them as irrational, or disliked them as insincere. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

Thomas Wolfe George felt a sense of embarrassment at the sudden intrusion of this intimacy in a foreign language among fellow-travellers with whom he had heretofore maintained a restrained formality. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu He had not maintained any correspondence with English friends and kindred; but rumours from time to time reached home that he had amassed a fortune. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

George Meredith Allowed to draw on him largely for pocket-money, I maintained my father’s princely reputation in the school. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

One older man maintained that there would be no fall for twenty-four hours, and his neighbours agreed with him. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

Sidney Colvin The gain of health and composure which he thought he had made at Winchester proved illusory, or at least could only be maintained at a distance from the great perturbing cause. Keats by Sidney Colvin [1887]

Sinclair Lewis He maintained that the government ownership of railroads was not only inefficient but naughty. Gideon Planish by Sinclair Lewis

Helen Zimmern She maintained throughout her life that a woman should not be above attending to her dress. Maria Edgeworth by Helen Zimmern

My aunt Aldina maintained to the last that Sir Henry had made a will, and that Mr. Maryon knew it, but had destroyed or suppressed the document. A Stable for Nightmares by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Anthony Trollope Lady Aylmer kept her chair, and even maintained her stitch, till Clara was half across the room. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

Charles Dickens Young Hugh had often maintained with staff and cudgel that she was the handsomest. Master Humphrey’s Clock by Charles Dickens [1840]

Anthony Trollope He maintained his self-possession, however, smiled with a slight unmeaning smile, and merely said that he was obliged to Mr. Slope for the trouble he was taking. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

G. K. Chesterton What I maintained was that although you knew more about Zulus in the sense that you are a scientist, I know more about them in the sense that I am a savage. The Club of Queer Trades by G. K. Chesterton [1905]

The honour and interest of the nation supported abroad, public credit maintained at home, persecution restrained, faction subdued: the merit of all these blessings is ascribed solely to the minister. Hume by Thomas Henry Huxley [1879]

Tobias Smolle I have seen a cannonade of above four hundred pieces of artillery, besides bombs and cohorns, maintained for many hours, without doing much mischief. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

Theodore Dreiser It was not understood or publicly demanded that the moneys so collected, or drawn from any source, be maintained intact in the vaults of the city treasury. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Charlotte Perkins Gilman He maintained that the amazing up-rush of these thirty years was really due to the wholesale acceptance and application of the idea of evolution. Moving the Mountain by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1911]

Elizabeth Gaskell She maintained her ground, facing round upon her father, and Ruth — Ruth, who had risen, and stood trembling, shaking, a lightning-fear having shown her the precipice on which she stood. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

Richard Burton The Persians claim the invention for their just King, Anushirawan, contemporary with Mohammed. Thence the sport passed into Turkey, where it is said the Sultans maintained a body of 6000 falconers. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

James Joyce Nor can nature escape from these intense and various tortures by succumbing to them for the soul is sustained and maintained in evil so that its suffering may be the greater. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

Davis maintained the same dark stare, and Huish looked away again and sat up. The Ebb-Tide by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Charles Dickens But what is got by force must be maintained by force. A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens [1852]

Helen Zimmern One of its great charms lies in the characters of the principal dramatis personæ, whose temperaments are exquisitely sketched, maintained and contrasted. Maria Edgeworth by Helen Zimmern

George Meredith I have ever maintained that nonsense is not to be encouraged in girls. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

But Clemence and even Madame Putois maintained that she was wrong. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Benjamin Disraeli Lady Montfort maintained they had got nothing. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

Arnold Bennett He maintained that it was inconceivable that any English court of justice should ever interfere with a pastime so innocent and so tonic for the tired brain. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

M. R. James Joseph Calvert had been maintained ungrudgingly at school and college. Collected Ghost Stories by M. R. James

George Meredith And her excuses of herself? At the first confession, she said she had none, and sullenly maintained that there was none to exonerate. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Arnold Bennett But, as chance had given him Chirac, he maintained the connection whenever they came to Paris. Sophia, of course, had not been able to escape from the solitude imposed by existence in hotels. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

David Hume The honour and interest of the nation supported abroad, public credit maintained at home, persecution restrained, faction subdued; the merit of all these blessings is ascribed solely to the minister. That Politics may be reduced to a Science by David Hume

George Meredith He maintained it, and owned himself a donkey for having stuck to it. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

He had concluded that the path would be spiral; but Dr. Hooke maintained that it would be an eccentric ellipse in vacuo, and an ellipti-spiral in a resisting medium. Life of Sir Isaac Newton by N. W. Chittenden [1846]

Anthony Trollope The poor squire saw there was no help for it, and though he maintained his friendly connexion with his neighbour, the seven-and-sixpenny visits were at an end. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

Walter Scott The garden, which the monk had maintained by his constant labour in the highest order and beauty, bore marks of having been lately trod down and destroyed by the hoofs of animals, and the feet of men. The Abbot by Walter Scott [1820]

H. G. Wells They maintained a common intercourse as “Society” of all who were practically secure, and their choice of that word is exhaustively eloquent of the quality of their philosophy. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

Ford Madox Ford Put arsenic in among is roots, Young Hogben maintained that he would. Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

Edmund Burke He asserted and maintained his authority in the gross, and distributed his acts of concession only in the detail. Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke [1790]

Walter Scott Their dialogue ran on as usual in the intervals of their labour, partly as between mistress and servant, partly as maintained by gossips of nearly equal quality. The Monastery by Walter Scott [1820]

Anthony Trollope In discussing the matter with herself, she allowed herself thoughts in which indignation against her husband was maintained at a boiling heat. Kept in the Dark by Anthony Trollope [1882]

H. G. Wells Nevertheless, the Soviet government has maintained itself for more than twelve years, and it seems far more likely to evolve than to persist. What are we to do with our lives? by H. G. Wells [1928]

Benjamin Disraeli A crowd of servants, for the Duke maintained an establishment at Hauteville, advanced, and the fair equestrians were dismounted. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

Virginia Woolf The Bishop of London maintained that ‘the real danger to the peace of the world today were the pacifists. Three Guineas by Virginia Woolf [1938]

Miles Franklin Ma maintained it was much harder for her, but that I could not understand that. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

Anthony Trollope Cæsar was away in Gaul, and Pompey maintained at Rome the ghost of the old Republic. He could still open his mouth and talk boldly of freedom. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Maria Edgeworth I know not how long I should have maintained my fortitude in this passive state of forbearance. Harrington by Maria Edgeworth

Children must be maintained in security, and there’s the need to work a great deal for one’s bread. Mother by Maksim Gorky

Robert Green Ingersoll He maintained that language was a natural growth. The Ghosts and other lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Benjamin Disraeli He maintained that everything would be for the best, if the nation would only follow his advice. The Voyage of Captain Popanilla by Benjamin Disraeli [1828]

Agnes Resker ostentatiously limited her repast to a morsel of dry toast, which she bit as though it were a personal enemy; while Mavis Pellington maintained a vindictive silence throughout the meal. The Chronicles of Clovis by Saki

Olaf Stapledon In the huge, straggling Russian Empire, on the other hand, the ancient Soviet tradition had maintained a great deal of local autonomy. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

I told it with point and spirit; described the island and the wreck, mimicked Anderson and the Chinese, maintained the suspense. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

H. G. Wells It maintained a fairly high level of liberty, security of property and social order for a century. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

In manhood still he maintained that view And held it more strongly the older he grew. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

Anthony Trollope Undy smiled good-humouredly, as he always did; and Alaric maintained his usual composed and uncommunicative look. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

H. G. Wells All these persons maintained a practically hopeless siege — sometimes for weeks together; they had better have stayed at home. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

Although the songs, some of which were founded on older compositions, had from the first an extraordinary popularity, the authoress maintained a strict anonymity during her life. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

Edgar Allan Poe The savans now maintained the Aristotelian and Baconian roads were the sole possible avenues to knowledge. Humorous Tales by Edgar Allan Poe

An aspect of semi-courtesy was outwardly maintained in the intercourse of home life. Featherston’s Story by Ellen Wood [1889]

Elizabeth Gaskell All this time, Mr. Ralph Corbet maintained a very quietly decided attitude towards his own family. A Dark Night’s Work by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

George Gissing Hood was at no time fertile in topics of conversation; today he maintained almost unbroken silence. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

Abraham Merri It maintained its curious green tint, but I had the idea that this was due to reflection from below. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

Marjorie Bowen She maintained her calm trust in M. du Boccage — she saw very little of him, his visits were now brief, even his conversations, his diversions with his children were distracted. Forget-me-not by Marjorie Bowen [1932]

Anthony Trollope We were there for six hours, and he maintained the same demeanour throughout. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

The serious paper, the only one of the great dailies which had always maintained an attitude of reserve towards the de Barral group of banks, had its “manner. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Thus it became a dogma of faith that a Papal definition regarding faith or morals is infallible; but beyond that, both the Holy Father and the Council maintained a judicious reserve. Eminent Victorians by Lytton Strachey