Phrases with "manner"

His eyes goggled, and his manner at all times was that of a staring and earnest self-importance. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

Sigmund Freud In a quite analogous manner dreams due to intestinal stimulus disclose the pertinent symbolism, and thus confirm the relation, which is also amply verified by ethno-psychology, of gold and feces. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Henry Handel Richardson She did not look with favour on the young men who gathered there, and her manner to them was curt and unpleasing. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Anthony Trollope What was to be the nature of this history? That it would affect himself personally in the closest manner he could not but know. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

He had a wonderful hearty manner with a boy. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

Nobody could have for a moment supposed from her manner that she loved Horace Smithson; but nobody had the right to think that she detested him. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Thomas Hardy Her father was surveying her in a dazed conjecture, so much had she developed and progressed in manner and stature since he last had set eyes on her. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

They do not talk of the things that are really active in their minds, but in the formal and habitual manner they suppose to be proper to intelligent but still honourable men. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

Arthur Conan Doyle Indeed, I met him pacing round the inclosure a few days afterwards, and his manner towards me was civil, though he made no allusion to our former conversation. The Mystery of Cloomber by Arthur Conan Doyle [1889]

Anthony Trollope Eva’s manner to myself had become perfectly altered since the previous morning. The Fixed Period by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope She felt that her own manner became constrained, and was afraid that her mother should look at her. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope Madeline affected all manner of rich and quaint devices in the garniture of her room, her person, and her feminine belongings. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

And for to keep every cross, be ordained 10,000 men of arms and more than 100,000 men on foot, in manner as men would keep a standard in our countries, when that we be in land of war. The Travels of Sir John Mandeville by John Mandeville

Anthony Trollope If she suffered under this man’s mode and manner of life, he, as her father, could not assist her — could do nothing for her, unless the man should become absolutely cruel. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Benjamin Disraeli His statement was lucid, his arguments were difficult to encounter, and his manner was modest. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

Anthony Trollope And had not Rachel already begun the battle in a manner intended to show that she meant to be the victor? Could it be possible that she herself was desirous of backing out. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Now it happened that Robert was quite wrong when he judged from David’s manner that he was about to get rid of him. The House with the High Wall by Arthur Gask [1948]

E. Phillips Oppenheim She asked me in such a manner that I could not refuse. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Olaf Stapledon They elaborated all manner of arguments to convince themselves that their country’s cause was the cause of humanity, or that the War, though tragic, would result in a great moral purgation. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Thomas Hardy Her manner had caught him unawares; but now recovering himself he turned back determinedly. Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy [1895]

Thomas Hardy His manner was rather elegant than good: his speech well-finished and unconstrained. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

Wilkie Collins He got up quietly; he spoke with perfect outward composure of face and manner when he said his next words. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Ethel repaid her cares with smiles, while she restrained her curiosity, laid as it were a check on her too impatient movements, and forced a calm of manner which gave her friend courage to proceed. Lodore by Mary Shelley

Arthur Conan Doyle His manner and appearance were so good that he won the old man over at once, and within a week he was sent off to London with a case full of samples. Tales of Terror and Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle [1923]

Wilkie Collins The cheerful speech and easy manner of Ambrose plainly indicated that he was ignorant thus far of the quarrel which had taken place under my window. The Dead Alive by Wilkie Collins [1874]

He would not leave his room for a few nights, he told himself, and, in the meantime, if he could murder the chef in a manner that would not direct the slightest suspicion upon himself, he would do so. The Hidden Door by Arthur Gask [1934]

H. Rider Haggard Mr. Borley did not say much, but, from his manner and occasional comments, it was evident that he considered the whole story very odd — regarding it, indeed, with some suspicion. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

Henry James I saw her, in a manner that quickened my curiosity, give a glance back at the place from which she had come. Glasses by Henry James [1896]

Thomas Hardy His face was pale, and his manner bewildered. The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid by Thomas Hardy

This frame was covered with flowers, bunched and set closely, after the manner of wreath-making. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Anthony Trollope Her manner was almost perfect. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

D. H. Lawrence Gerald’s eyes were quick and restless, his whole manner tense and impatient, he seemed strung up to some activity. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

John Locke So that faith is a settled and sure principle of assent and assurance, and leaves no manner of room for doubt or hesitation. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

Anthony Trollope As to Tretton, the captain believed his brother’s manner rather than his words. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Moreover, the species of the larger genera are related to each other, in the same manner as the varieties of any one species are related to each other. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

Wilkie Collins His look and manner as he gave us this brief explanation were, to my mind, more unsatisfactory than ever. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Andrew Lang He caused the hangings of the bed to be drawn in an unusual way and impossible manner through an iron hook. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang

Edgar Allan Poe His manner was a wild mixture of the peevishness of second childhood, and the solemn dignity of a God. He at length went on deck, and I saw him no more. Tales of Science by Edgar Allan Poe

His manner had been that of a man bowed down by the burden of some secret trouble. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

He found a seat at last, and in the friendliest manner possible at once opened a conversation with the man sitting next to him. The Jest of Life by Arthur Gask [1936]

Olaf Stapledon In yet another manner light raises a difficulty. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

Edith Wharton His manner was so quiet, so reasonable and receptive, that Granice’s self-confidence returned. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

My manner was enough; with a quickness almost preternatural she understood it all; she simply said the words: ‘O’Connor is killed;’ she uttered no more. The Purcell Papers by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Anthony Trollope By degrees this information had reached him, but not in a manner to induce him to declare himself satisfied with the truth. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Thomas Hardy He asked in a business-like manner if he should take her basket, which she permitted him to do, walking beside him. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Robert Green Ingersoll And if he have betrothed her unto his son, he shall deal with her after the manner of daughters. On Hell by Robert Green Ingersoll

Henry Handel Richardson And an embrace given and received, her stepmother-to-be looked the girl up and down, with a coolness which not even her extreme warmth of manner could conceal. The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

William Makepeace Thackeray Before we got to the real mountain district, we were in a manner prepared for it, by the mounting and descent of several lonely outlying hills, up and down which our rough stony track wound. Notes of a Journey From Cornhill to Grand Cairo by William Makepeace Thackeray

Sidney Colvin Keats, however, contrived generally to avoid this effect, and handles the measure flowingly and well in a manner suited to his tale of pathos. Keats by Sidney Colvin [1887]

In that country and by all Ind be great plenty of cockodrills, that is a manner of a long serpent, as I have said before. The Travels of Sir John Mandeville by John Mandeville

G. K. Chesterton His manner in society, as has been more than once indicated, was that of a man anxious, if anything, to avoid the air of intellectual eminence. Robert Browning by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

Thomas Hardy Nobody knew better than himself that all may learn, and his manner was that of an unconceited man who could catch an idea readily, even if he could not undertake to create one. The Well-Beloved by Thomas Hardy [1897]

Anthony Trollope There has been some mistake about a race meeting, and all manner of people are asked to give what Papa calls evidence that Cousin George was there. Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Anthony Trollope Phineas would not have alluded to the bill had he and Laurence been alone together; but he had been quick enough to guess from his friend’s manner that the matter was not settled. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

H. Rider Haggard But alas! the battle will in a manner be drawn, for the darkness gathers, and the regiments will not be able to follow and slay!’ — and he shook his head sadly. Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard

Elizabeth Gaskell He remembered, years afterwards, how Bessy’s gentle peaceful manner had struck him as contrasted with Theresa’s, on that last day. Crowley Castle by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

Moore was so utterly matter-of-fact and unmystical of manner that he probably impressed us more deeply than if he had attempted to inspire awe. Serapion by Francis Stevens

Henry James The manner in which it is organised is what astonished me; I knew that, or thought I knew it, in a general way, but the reality was a revelation. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

G. K. Chesterton London, in a manner of speaking, had been planted round it. Four Faultless Felons by G. K. Chesterton [1930]

Henry Lawson His brother’s manner towards him was as if Jack had just lost his wife, or boy or someone very dear to him. While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson

Henry Handel Richardson Women muffled and veiled themselves like Orientals, hardly showing the tips of their noses; and all manner of strange, antiquated fur-garments saw the day. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Arthur Conan Doyle His voice, however, when he spoke was gentle and lisping, while his manner was quiet and courteous. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

He called on them to support him in a manner worthy of their renowned republic. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

William Makepeace Thackeray The artist’s style, too, was then completely formed; and, for our parts, we should say that we preferred his manner of 1825 to any other which he has adopted since. George Cruikshank by William Makepeace Thackeray [1840]

She would in a manner represent the bride’s mother. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

I thanked him for his compliments in a manner which was as good as telling him to mind his own business, and next week he asked me for five or six hundred on account. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

These two German poets, but Hebbel particularly, passed from romanticism to realism, and so on to mysticism, in a manner fascinating to Ibsen, whom it is possible that they influenced. Henrik Ibsen by Edmund Gosse

Wilkie Collins He merely asked: “Why?” The housekeeper answered in a curiously indirect mannerpartly in jest, as it seemed, and partly in earnest. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Elizabeth Gaskell He saw her shrink from particular looks and inflexions of voice of her mother’s; and learnt to read them, and dislike Mrs. Browne accordingly, notwithstanding all her sugary manner toward himself. The Moorland Cottage by Elizabeth Gaskell [1851]

I held a levee to decide on the best manner of proceeding. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

Arthur Conan Doyle As claims arose he settled them in the best manner he could, and postponed the inevitable day when he should have to give a true account of their financial position. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

E. Phillips Oppenheim In a low chair by his side a hospital nurse is sitting before a table piled with all manner of hothouse fruit and several bottles. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Henry James She made for it with decision, and the manner of her break, the sharp shaft of her rejoinder, had an intensity by which Strether was at first kept in arrest. The Ambassadors by Henry James [1903]

Edward Jenner A little inflammation appeared in the usual manner around the parts where the matter was inserted, but so early as the fifth day it vanished entirely without producing any effect on the system. On Vaccination Against Smallpox by Edward Jenner

Walter Scott Notwithstanding the rudeness of his apparel, Julian Avenel’s manner and countenance had far more elevation than those of the attendants who surrounded him. The Monastery by Walter Scott [1820]

Andrew Lang Sure enough, in a very short time the queen’s manner towards the princess began to change. The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Henry James These young persons grew up in a manner to reward her tenderness and to gratify her highest hopes. The romance of certain old clothes by Henry James [1868]

There is but one manner in which I can do this. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

William Makepeace Thackeray He is speaking about himself and expressing his emotion of grief or pain in a manner perfectly authentic and veracious. Roundabout Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1860-63]

Maria Edgeworth His manner is reserved — cold, may be — but not his heart. Helen by Maria Edgeworth

Thomas Paine Those which are not so, I have studied to improve and place in a manner that may be clear and striking. The American Crisis by Thomas Paine

Algernon Blackwood Moreover, the doctor’s laugh and change of manner came as a relief to all, and broke the spell of grave suspense that had held us so long. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

Thomas Hardy He recapitulated every case that had occurred during his visit to Welland in which his sister’s manner had been of a colour to justify the suspicion that it was she. Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy [1895]

He was full of kindness and friendliness for her whenever they met; but she told herself that his manner to her involved no more than kindly feeling and friendliness. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

And as a father ought not to contemn his son, if he has any defect, in the same manner we ought not [to contemn] our friend. The Works of Horace by translated literally into English prose by Christopher Smar

George Gissing The fore part of his head was bald, and the hair on each side was brushed forward over his ears in a manner which gave him a singular appearance. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

George Elio Mr. Jerome had a very pleasant manner with him, an’ there was niver another as kept a gig, an’ ‘ud make a settlement on me like him, chapel or no chapel. Janet’s Repentance by George Elio

A few instances will suffice of the strange manner in which both sexes of some species are coloured, and of the beauty of others. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

That manner of his to us, this asking no questions, is some more of his artfulness. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

Arthur Conan Doyle That ball may be kicked, pushed, or carried; it may be forced onwards in any conceivable manner towards the enemy’s goal. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Leslie Stephen Through Langton, Johnson became acquainted with the friend whose manner was in the strongest contrast to his own. Samuel Johnson by Leslie Stephen [1878]

George Gissing In the houses where his welcome was now assured he met some three of four women among whom it would have been difficult to assign the precedence for grace of manner and of mind. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

His manner was slightly defensive, and he looked at the speaker with narrowed eyes. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

She would have spoken in the same manner to any stranger who had entered the gates of the garden about her prison-house. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Thomas Hardy On account of your rebellious manner to me I was tempted to go further than I should have done; and when you still would keep playing the same tantalizing part I went further still, and married her. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

His manner became peaceful and dreamy, and his companions found that it was difficult to rouse him in the ordinary interchange of talk. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

Anthony Trollope He can talk over it, weep over it, almost laugh over it; but if there be a thing that he cannot do, it is to treat it after the manner of a Stoic. His passions should be conquered. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

George Gissing Her manner was constrained, almost timid; it seemed an afterthought when she bent forward for the kiss. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Anthony Trollope She was now so animated in her request to him, that her manner told all her little story,—not only to him, but to Lady Sarah also. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Anthony Trollope Eleanor found herself opposite to Mr. Arabin, and was, therefore, in a manner forced into conversation with him. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Alfred Ainger That terrible sentence “we are in a manner marked” has not perhaps received its due weight, in the estimate of what the brother and sister were called upon to bear. Charles Lamb by Alfred Ainger [1882]

Karl Philipp Moritz I must, however, here insert a few remarks on the elocution, or manner of speaking, of this country, which I had forgot before to write to you. Travels in England in 1782 by Karl Philipp Moritz

Edmund Burke The arrogance of their pretensions in a manner provokes and challenges us to an inquiry into their foundation. Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke [1790]

Thomas Hardy The funeral is over, then?’ ‘There wer no funeral, in a Christen manner of speaking. A Changed Man by Thomas Hardy [1913]

Walter Scott Mr. Geddes, with his strong sonorous voice, answered the question about the superintendent in a manner the manly indifference of which compelled them to attend to him. Redgauntlet by Walter Scott [1824]

Anthony Trollope It must not be supposed of him that he was not fully conscious that this manner of life was most pernicious. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Ho, ho! how could you possibly have thought such a thing? Ho, ho, ho!” And Planchet began to laugh in a manner that inspired D’Artagnan with very serious misgivings as to his sanity. Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

George Meredith But this, too, though it accomplished a temporary service, he rendered illusory to me by his unhappy manner of regarding it as an instance of his now permanent social authority. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

George Borrow Their manner of life in Lisbon is worthy of such a goodly assemblage of amis reunis. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

He elevates the manner to the matter, and attains the perfect style. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

Edgar Allan Poe In the first place I considered the manner in which the parchment had come into my possession. The Gold-Bug by Edgar Allan Poe

After sundry narrow escapes in the Gulf of ‘Akabah, we were saved, as will be seen, by a manner of miracles. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

E. F. Benson But Cochrane’s manner was perfectly sincere, and soon he gave a little cackle of delight. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

A good illustration of this fact has already been afforded by those kingfishers in which either the tail alone or the whole upper surface of the plumage differs in the same manner in the two sexes. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Jane Austen Oh! mama, how spiritless, how tame was Edward’s manner in reading to us last night! I felt for my sister most severely. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen [1811]

Charles Dickens His manner is a manner of tranquil interest. Reprinted Pieces by Charles Dickens [1850]

During the morning, whenever the two were brought in contact with each other in the course of their duties, William’s manner towards the chef was more constrained and unresponsive than ever. The Hidden Door by Arthur Gask [1934]

Nothing in the man’s appearance or manner evinces guilt, yet I believe him guilty. Initials Only by Anna Katharine Green

There is, however, a type of reformers who push the land question very much to the front, though, as it appears to me, in a manner little likely to commend their views to society. Garden Cities of To-morrow by Ebenezer Howard

Helen Zimmern In this, her longest work, it is specially evident that her manner was not adapted to what the French call ouvrages de longue haleine. Maria Edgeworth by Helen Zimmern

E. F. Benson One figure, it is true, limped, but in a manner so natural, that she scorned to draw any deductions from that halting gait. Miss Mapp by E. F. Benson [1922]

In the same manner followed all the companies of trade in the empire; the nobler sort, such as jewellers, mercers, &c. Letters from Turkey by Mary Wortley Montagu [1725]

Captain Johns had been on board that afternoon and had loitered and dodged about his chief mate in a manner which had annoyed Bunter exceedingly. The Black Mate by Joseph Conrad [1908]

Her quiet unconcerned manner stung him to the quick. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

Nikolai Gogol He even, in her presence, involuntarily altered his ordinary manner of life. How the Two Ivans Quarrelled by Nikolai Gogol

He was too proud a man to parade his affection for her; he kept a check upon himself rather, and in a manner regulated his own conduct by the standard of hers. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Maria Edgeworth I could then, possibly, have borne to hear you speak in a manner unbecoming yourself. Leonora by Maria Edgeworth [1806]

Sir Walter Scott What might Mr. Edward Waverley’s society be at Paris, what at Rome, where all manner of snares were spread by the Pretender and his sons — these were points for Mr. Waverley to consider. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

Thomas Hardy The gods of party were present with their embattled seraphim, but the brilliancy of manner and form in the handling of public questions was only less conspicuous than the paucity of original ideas. The Well-Beloved by Thomas Hardy [1897]

Sir Walter Scott Accordingly, this appeared from the manner in which Sir Mungo Malagrowther conducted himself upon entering the apartment. The Fortunes of Nigel by Sir Walter Scott [1822]

Gothic spirits came back often to make revelations concerning the manner of their death, which is not often the case now, though it does sometimes happen. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

H. G. Wells But the protests were in a minority, and the noise died down to listen as Rud proceeded, after the manner of a showman: “That’s the model Bohun gave us . The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

Henry James But if I’ve been mistaken as to what I speak of — the difference, more and more marked, as I’ve thought, in all your manner to me — why, obviously, so much the better. The Golden Bowl by Henry James [1904]

Alas! she had no power to question the manner of his wooing. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

She had never before realized among what manner of men she had lived. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Nathaniel Hawthorne But is there not something very characteristic of his nation in Fourier’s manner of putting forth his views? He makes no claim to inspiration. The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

Anthony Trollope Harry Annesley glided into her heart after a manner very different from this. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Benjamin Disraeli He was himself greatly altered, both in manner and appearance. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

She noted her step-son’s manner to Janet, and saw that he liked her ever so much more than was expedient. Janet Carey by Ellen Wood [1873]

Sir Richard Burton This came from the gratuitous lying of the slave, the blackamoor, and this was the manner of my killing her. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

Sigmund Freud The dream, then, employs the present tense in the same manner and with the same right as the day-dream. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Mark Twain Inexperienced in government, she plunged into all manner of useless expenditure, and swamped her treasury almost in a day. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

William Makepeace Thackeray There are no less than ten of Jack’s feats so described by Mr. Cruikshank. (Let us say a word here in praise of the excellent manner in which the author has carried us through the adventure. George Cruikshank by William Makepeace Thackeray [1840]

Arnold Bennett Moreover, if she came alone would he be equal to the situation? Would he be able to carry the thing off in a manner adequate? He lacked confidence. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Do you understand it?” She moved her head slightly in a manner that was neither affirmative nor negative. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

Henry James That was the manner in which she had said it, and it was very characteristic of her. Georgina’s reasons by Henry James [1884]

Robert Louis Stevenson Yet he seemed proud of his song, delivered it with execution and a manner of his own, and was charming to his mate. The Silverado Squatters by Robert Louis Stevenson

I was to a certain extent horrified; but it was rather a secondary sort of effect, not really strong enough to make me yell at him in some such manner as: “Stop!” . The Shadow Line by Joseph Conrad [1917]

In depicting the manner of this education Dickens rather overshoots the mark. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

This combination made him dangerous, and he had to be treated accordingly, in a manner which he could understand. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

Edith Wharton The restorative effect of a day away from the country was visible in Pauline’s face and manner when she dawned on the breakfast-table the next morning. Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton [1927]

Henry James It made him cheap, it made him even in a manner vulgar; but it was so contagious that his listener was more or less on his side as against the probabilities. The Liar by Henry James [1888]

Thomas Hobbes In the like manner our Saviour, who surely had power to baptize, baptized none himself, but sent his Apostles and Disciples to baptize. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

And then the prelate giveth him some manner fruit, to the number of nine, in a platter of silver, with pears or apples, or other manner fruit. The Travels of Sir John Mandeville by John Mandeville

Sinclair Lewis Cass was near enough to hear her say “You quit that!” in a manner so vicious that Jay released her. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

Sir Walter Scott What I now reflect is deep and serious, and I am thankful if my speech and manner bear reasonable proportion to my thoughts. The Fortunes of Nigel by Sir Walter Scott [1822]

I was placed in a manner of omnibus, a loose box for six, of whom one was an Armenian and two were Circassians from Daghistán — good men enough, but not pleasant as bedroom fellows. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

Anthony Trollope The manner in which I was summoned was most flattering to me. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

John Morley He finished his wild speech in a manner next to madness. Burke by John Morley [1879]

Frances Hodgson Burnett I’d have been the same myself,” pulling up his collar and stretching his neck in a manner indicating exact knowledge of the natural sentiments of a Marquis when justly annoyed. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Robert Louis Stevenson After what passed between the two of us last Friday, I have no manner of right. Catriona by Robert Louis Stevenson

But indeed to call him a ghost was only a refinement of polite speech, and a manner of concealing one’s terror of such things. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Jane Austen Remember, wherever you are, you must be the lowest and last; and though Miss Crawford is in a manner at home at the Parsonage, you are not to be taking place of her. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen [1814]

E. Phillips Oppenheim No manner of life, no change of scene, could cure me of my love. To Win the Love He Sought by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1895]

Jane Austen Mr. Martin looked as if he did not know what manner was. Emma by Jane Austen [1816]

Margaret Oliphant I have heard you preach ever since you came—so, knowing in a manner how your thoughts run, I’ve a kind of acquaintance with you: which, to be sure, isn’t the same on your side. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

Anthony Trollope Lord Ongar could have had no papers interesting to her in such a manner as to make her desirous of seeing this man or of hearing of them in private. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

The stoves for the kitchen had not arrived, the water and electricity had not been laid on, and there was all manner of painting, polishing and carpentering to be done. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

The large vignette to the CXth Chapter shows us exactly what manner of place the abode of the blessed was. The Book of the Dead by E. A. Wallis Budge

Virginia Woolf They retraced their steps in the preoccupied manner of people who have to think about something that is lost. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

Anthony Trollope The attorney’s manner and tone seemed to him to convey reproach; and he was determined that none of the Boltons should have the liberty to find fault with him. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

Olaf Stapledon In some unintelligible manner all finite things, though they were in a sense figments of the absolute spirit, were also essential to the very existence of the absolute spirit. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

We walked in silence by the side of each other in the saddest manner possible, until we reached the first village on our road. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier

William Morris But the messengers came back with their work-women and stuffs early on the morrow; and now was changed all the manner of the womanless castle, and men were full merry therein. The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris [1897]

Virginia Woolf Here, from the Spectator, is a good example of the witty and decisive manner in which Addison strikes out a portrait to fill the little frame: Sombrius is one of these sons of sorrow. The Common Reader by Virginia Woolf [1925]

Jean-Jacques Rousseau It is impossible to set up government in any other manner legitimately and in accordance with the principles so far laid down. The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

G. K. Chesterton Then, in the neighbourhood of Maida Vale, the driver opened the trap and talked through it in a manner not wholly common in conversations through that aperture. The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

His manner all the evening was that of a man who has been consciously culpable, and is trying to atone for bad behaviour. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

When Dennison stepped into the room, bowing in his engaging manner to each clerk as he passed to his own desk, I confronted him, shaking him warmly by the hand. Cobwebs from an Empty Skull by Ambrose Bierce [1874]

His manner was enough to betray him: only, I suppose — you wanted the clue. A Hunt by Moonlight by Ellen Wood [1868]

George Gissing Having devoted one evening to domestic quietude, Bob naturally felt himself free to dispose of the next in a manner more to his taste. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Walter Scott It was here that Mysie Happer first made Sir Piercie Shafton sensible of the reserved manner in which she proposed to live with him. The Monastery by Walter Scott [1820]

I noticed that she had a wan haggard look at this time, like that of a person who had existed for a long while without sleep; but this in no manner surprised me, after that scene in the drawing-room. Milly Darrell by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1873]

They carried the game well into the enemy territory, dribbling irresistibly in their loose rushes, and hooking and heeling in the grand manner from the scrums. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

Henry Lawson But the gold was gone from the gully, and the diggers were gone, too, after the manner of Timon’s friends when his wealth deserted him. While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson

She had a great horror of fast young ladies, and a lurking aversion to Miss Graham, whose dashing manner and more brilliant charms quite eclipsed the quiet graces of the lady’s two daughters. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Robert Green Ingersoll They believed this, because they knew that Christ had been carried by the devil in the same manner and placed on a pinnacle of the temple. The Ghosts and other lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

D. H. Lawrence His manner was often offensively supercilious, and then again modest and self-effacing, almost tremulous. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

Theodore Dreiser The manner in which he had played his cards to-night was on a par with the way he had run to him on the night of the fire. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Only that morning Jane had spoken about it in so firm a manner that, if he had dared, he would have rated her soundly for her interference. The Dark Mill Stream by Arthur Gask [1947]

But I certainly didn’t expect the end to come so quickly, or in so disagreeable a manner as it did. The Secret of the Sandhills by Arthur Gask [1921]

H. G. Wells The ladies in the company of these gentlemen displayed in dress, bearing and manner alike, less emphasis and more intricacy. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

His manner made his mother anxious. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Olaf Stapledon Some of them certainly behave in a manner worthy of saints. Saints and Revolutionaries by Olaf Stapledon

Andrew Lang The king welcomed the girls eagerly, and asked them all manner of questions about the tree, but as they had never even heard of its existence, they could tell him nothing. The Lilac Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Walter Scott I have marked thy altered manner in the chapel of late — ay, and your changing of glances at meal-time with a certain idle damsel, who, like thyself, laughs at all gravity and goodness. The Abbot by Walter Scott [1820]

Theodore Dreiser As a result, a hum of gossip was set going which moved about the house in that secret manner common to gossip. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Anthony Trollope The manner in which it grounded itself on the first landing grated discordantly on Mr. Neverbend’s finer perceptibilities. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

Rudyard Kipling But when Peythroppe — the estimable, virtuous, economical, quiet, hard-working, young Peythroppe — fell, there was a flutter through five Departments. The manner of his fall was in this way. Plain Tales from the Hills by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

Leslie Stephen This step fell in so happily with Pope’s designs that it has been suggested that Curll was prompted in some indirect manner by one of Pope’s agents. Alexander Pope by Leslie Stephen [1880]