Phrases with "manner"

Bubbles had a very pretty manner to old people. From Out the Vasty Deep by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1920]

George Meredith But then, there’s a manner of hitting back. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

These reefs, as you have just perceived, are in a most singular and unexpected manner indications of physical changes of elevations and depressions going on upon the surface of the globe. Coral and Coral Reefs by Thomas Henry Huxley

Anthony Trollope There was, he said, in days of yore an illustrious priestess of St. Ewold, famed through the whole country for curing all manner of diseases. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins Her manner became almost petulant, if I persisted long in making Mr. Mannion a topic of conversation — it was as if she resented his sharing my thoughts with her in the slightest degree. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Anthony Trollope Mr. Greenwood’s manner was at first more submissive, as though he were afraid of his visitor; but before the interview was over he had recovered his audacity. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Anthony Trollope His manner to her was altogether unlike that of a lover. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

Thomas Carlyle I have had to tear it up in the rudest manner in order to get into it at all. On Heroes and Hero Worship and the Heroic in History by Thomas Carlyle

He spoke only of weather and crops, but his manner suggested a desire to say something by way of encouragement. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

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

His frame was stout, in height about Six feetwell made and portly; Of dress and manner just to give A sketch, but very shortly, His order seem’d a composite Of rustic with the courtly. The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood by with biographical introduction by William Michael Rossetti

George Meredith A want of spirituality,’ Rosamund said critically, using one of the insular commonplaces, after that manner of fastening upon what there is not in a piece of Art or nature. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

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]

Sigmund Freud They are treated as a cheap ever-ready material, which can be used whenever it is needed, and not as valuable material which itself prescribes the manner in which it must be utilized. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Jessy Page’s coming home, with, as Miss Susan had put it, the vagabond manner of it, was a nine days’ wonder. The Mystery of Jessy Page by Ellen Wood [1871]

Theodore Dreiser His manner was quick, keen, dynamic. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

Charles Dickens The manner of his morning walk was with his hands crossed behind him; an umbrella, in figure the express image of himself, always in one hand; a snuffbox in the other. Somebody’s Luggage by Charles Dickens [1862]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu And before I go further, it strikes me, as it did today at Mortlake, that your manner to me has undergone a slight change. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

Wilkie Collins I wish I could give any adequate idea of the exquisite charm of voice and manner which accompanied them. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

George Gissing I suppose it is half your manner of expressing yourself—your frank directness. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

George Gissing For her own part she had no need to put indiscreet questions; Everard’s manner acquainted her quite sufficiently with what was going on in his thoughts. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

Anthony Trollope If you conceive that I am acting in a manner inimical to your family, you had better come up to London and put yourself into the hands of some other lawyer. Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Charles Dickens Such is the unchanging manner of life with this nursery of our hardy seamen; and very dry nurses they are, and always wanting something to drink. The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens [1860]

Zona Gale In a manner it did lead him between-worlds. Romance Island by Zona Gale [1906]

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]

His manner and temper soon convinced me that he might be led by a silken string to a point, rather than a cable: on that principle I acted. Byron by John Nichol [1880]

Arthur Machen I see myself getting terribly entangled with a canal which seemed to cross my path in a manner contrary to the laws of reason. Far Off Things by Arthur Machen [1922]

Benjamin Disraeli Ill could even her practised manner check the current of her mind, or conceal from Lady Aphrodite that she possessed her dislike. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

It told now and then upon his manner in the daytime: which was unfortunate. Chandler & Chandler by Ellen Wood [1875]

She met him as she always met him, with the faint enigmatical smile, with the touch of gentle respect never absent from her manner to him, except for one moment last night. Moth and Rust by Mary Cholmondeley [1912]

Edmund Burke A great beautiful thing is a manner of expression scarcely ever used; but that of a great ugly thing is very common. On the Sublime and Beautiful by Edmund Burke [1757]

They are aware that a change of overlordship means simply that they will be doing the same work as before for new masters who treat them in the same manner as the old ones. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

Arthur Conan Doyle The British general sent home dispatches to his Government, and so did the chief of the Hadendowas, though the style and manner differed somewhat in each. The Green Flag by Arthur Conan Doyle [1900]

Anthony Trollope Griselda did not sing, but she played; and did so in a manner that showed that neither her own labour nor her father’s money had been spared in her instruction. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

Maria Edgeworth Forester, in his awkward manner of lifting the flower-pot and its painted case, had put his thumbs into the mould, with which the flower-pot had been newly filled. Forester by Maria Edgeworth

G. K. Chesterton It is well sometimes to half understand a poem in the same manner that we half understand the world. Robert Browning by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

Anthony Trollope She was sitting in the drawing-room with Miss Altifiorla at about five in the evening, discussing in a most disagreeable manner the secrecy of her first engagement. Kept in the Dark by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Anthony Trollope In the mean time the landlady and the three daughters had clustered round Mrs. Greene, administering to her all manner of Italian consolation. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

George Meredith He smiled in that peculiar manner of an illuminated comic perception: for the moment he was all falcon; and he surprised himself more than Clara, who was not in the mood to take surprises. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

H. G. Wells As she talked she smiled, and her eyes smiled in a manner that demanded reciprocity. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

Anthony Trollope He was a man whose manner was naturally caressing and demonstrative, and she was to him, of all women, the sweetest, the dearest, the most perfect, and all his own. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

William Makepeace Thackeray As soon as he saw what was taking place, Giglio, in a fury, rushed on Bulbo, kicked him in the rudest manner up to the ceiling, and went on kicking him till his hair was quite out of curl. The Rose and the Ring by William Makepeace Thackeray [1855]

Willa Cather He was soft spoken and apologetic in manner and took up as little room as possible. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

Anthony Trollope When she had got so far she sat for a while thinking whether she would or would not tell him of the cause and the manner of her silence. Kept in the Dark by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Lord Mauleverer, in the warmest manner in the world, chimed in with him, appeared thoroughly of his opinion, applauded his sentiments, and wished the whole country of his mind. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

Then Sir Bale, laying his hand upon his arm in a manner that was at once lofty and affectionate, told in his ears the subject on which he wished to be understood. The Haunted Baronet by J. Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

Anthony Trollope Trifles do bear upon our happiness in a manner that we do not ourselves understand and of which we are unconscious. North America by Anthony Trollope

I thought this nonsense had gone far enough, so I brought the conversation back to Mr. Wilde; but he was scanning my face again in a manner highly offensive to me. The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers

Thomas Hobbes From Aristotle's civil philosophy, they have learned to call all manner of Commonwealths but the popular (such as was at that time the state of Athens), tyranny. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

Brotherson’s manner expressed perfect ease, Sweetwater’s not. Initials Only by Anna Katharine Green

William Godwin The devil’s manner of opening a debate is pleasant enough; but he urges things so peremptorily, that the respondent in a short time knows not how to acquit himself. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

Edith Wharton He is a man of extreme views and sarcastic tongue, with an irritability of manner that is perhaps the result of bodily infirmities. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

Elizabeth Gaskell For it was one of Miss Galindo’s peculiarities to do all manner of kind and self-denying actions, and to say all manner of provoking things. My Lady Ludlow by Elizabeth Gaskell [1858]

While still an intern at the Belmont, Vanaman had once met Bruce, and remembered him as a large, domineering man with a manner almost offensively cocksure and very positive. Claimed! by Francis Stevens

The kind of bridge found on a second-ary road in Sze Chuan, constructed of wood roofed in with tiles, after the manner of Switzerland, to protect it from the weather. Chinese Pictures by Isabella L. Bird [1900]

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

Ford Madox Ford And he seemed to gain an added seriousness and weight of manner with each piece of ancient furniture that down the years he thus touched. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

Wilkie Collins Thus characteristically wrong in endeavoring to delineate his character, report was, nevertheless, for once in a way, inconsistently right in describing his manner of life. The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins [1857]

Sir Richard Burton We ceased not to buy and sell at the several islands till we came to the land of Hind, where we bought cloves and ginger and all manner spices. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

Anthony Trollope Of course Lord George would complain of his wife at Cross Hall. Of course the story of the Kappa-kappa would be told in a manner that would horrify those three ladies. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Thomas Hardy I hope John will forgive me!’ ‘So he will forgive ‘ee, since ’twas no manner of wrong to him. A Changed Man by Thomas Hardy [1913]

Theodore Dreiser Still she could not talk to him as she had to Drouet. There was something in the man’s manner of which she had always stood in awe. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Anthony Trollope Madame Goesler’s eyes were not quite so bright as they were during that morning visit, nor did she touch her guest’s arm in a manner so alluring. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope He knew himself, he declared, and he made all manner of excuses for his former vicious life, basing them all on the hardness of her treatment of him. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Helen Zimmern The manner in which she holds this up to view is sometimes almost remorseless, as from the altitude of one who has absolutely nothing in common with such creatures. Maria Edgeworth by Helen Zimmern

For a moment, she was at a loss for words; what should she say, or ask, coming to her own home? Her manner was embarrassed, her voice low. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Wilkie Collins The man, smart in manner and shabby in dress, received the stranger with a peremptory eagerness to do business. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Arthur Conan Doyle The girl’s face was very pale, and her manner was wild and excited. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Wilkie Collins Doctor Allday’s manner might have expressed this curious form of patriotic feeling, but for the associations which Emily had revived. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

He had fancied her in a manner inimical to himself when she urged the cause of some angry creditor or meek deluded landlady. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

George Meredith His manner of going smote her brain. The Tragic Comedians by George Meredith [1880]

Henry Fielding But I do not wonder at you denying it; for that is equally consistent with honour as to behave in such a manner to a wife who is a gentlewoman. Amelia by Henry Fielding

His manner changed and showed distrust and I saw that I had lost rather than made by this venturous move. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

M. R. James Att. Was she comely? S. No, not by no manner of means: she was very uncomely, poor child! She had a great face and hanging chops and a very bad colour like a puddock. More Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James

His prose was good, though at its best so impersonal that it recalled the manner of an exceptionally well-written leading article. The Ghost Ship by Richard Middleton

Leon Trotsky The mother and the older girl shook hands with me in a manner which clearly said: “Fine gosling, now we know what is underneath your seriousness. My Life by Leon Trotsky

And it’s just like you ladies to expect police-officers to be Flying Dutchmen, in a manner of speaking. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Anthony Trollope The personages talk in glittering dialogues, throwing about philosophy, science, and the classics, in a manner which is always suggestive and often amusing. Thackeray by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Henry James Paul saluted this personage, and the General returned the greeting with his customary good manner — a manner so good, however, that you could never tell whether it meant he placed you. The Lesson of the Master by Henry James [1888]

And he said unto them, What manner of man was he which came up to meet you, and told you these words? And they answered him, He was an hairy man, and girt with a girdle of leather about his loins. The Doré Gallery of Bible Illustrations by Gustave Doré

W. H. Hudson The people of this region have few wants; they aspire not after progress, and have never changed their ancient manner of life. El Ombú by W. H. Hudson [1902]

Olaf Stapledon Yet there were times in his life when Paul did succeed in acting in a manner that was really human, and on these occasions my influence played a part. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

He was in a manner devoted to it with a sort of inert fanaticism, or perhaps rather with a fanatical inertness. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

His manner towards the young Queen mingled, with perfect facility, the watchfulness and the respect of a statesman and a courtier with the tender solicitude of a parent. Queen Victoria by Lytton Strachey

Thomas Hardy Sue, who had previously been called Mrs. Bridehead now openly adopted the name of Mrs. Fawley. Her dull, cowed, and listless manner for days seemed to substantiate all this. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

His piercing eye had detected the secret way into the recesses of the Cardinal’s heart — had discerned the core of simple faith which underlay that jovial manner and that facile talk. Eminent Victorians by Lytton Strachey

Elizabeth Gaskell And then she became interested in the poem, and dropped her work, and listened in a manner that was after Mrs Hamley’s own heart. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

Henry Handel Richardson And a something, the merest nuance in Ned’s manner of receiving and pocketing the money, flashed the uncomfortable suspicion through the giver’s mind that it had been looked for, expected. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

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

Henry James Ransom repaired his neglect in a manner which elicited the most copious response from his hostess. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

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]

Arthur Conan Doyle He had an air and a manner which was new to her. The Colonel’s Choice by Arthur Conan Doyle

Jules Verne I must acknowledge that such a manner of voyaging required months, whilst with a little good fortune we shall only want a few days. The English at the North Pole by Jules Verne

Elizabeth has grown mature surprisingly quickly, and a certain hardness of manner that always belonged to her has become accentuated. Burmese Days by George Orwell

Edith Wharton There was more similarity of tastes between them, though his manner flattered her vanity less than Popple’s. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

Indeed, if the truth must be told, there was even a sort of distant haughtiness about her manner towards me, that was as unexpected as it was difficult to account for. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]

The gray horse galloped clumsily, and the bride and bridegroom, sitting side by side, were jerked backwards and forwards by the up and down motion of the shafts, in a manner regular and brusque. Tales of Unrest by Joseph Conrad [1898]

This is an amazing resource, with all manner of obscure and almost unobtainable texts. The Design and Construction of eBooks by Steve Thomas [2015]

He was in a manner Lady Maulevrier’s mouthpiece, and although treated with a respect that verged upon awe, he was not a favourite with the household. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

H. Rider Haggard As for the talk, I don’t pay no manner of heed to that. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

Only you see that he has painted it in the old Greek manner — the feet off the ground, no sign of earth, indeed; the figure floating, as if she flew. Signa by Ouida

Henry James Mrs. Jordan had a manner of her own of sounding this allusion; “the flowers,” on her lips, were, in fantastic places, in happy homes, as usual as the coals or the daily papers. In the Cage by Henry James [1898]

Anne Bronte But my fears were brought to an end in a manner I had not anticipated. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte [1848]

Anthony Trollope He sat there in that very chair, and talked to me in a manner that nobody ever did before, certainly. Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Tobias Smolle All manner of butcher’s meat and poultry are extremely good in this place. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

Sinclair Lewis His tall, clear, high face was still as open and friendly as Sherry Belden’s, but his manner had become more pontifical. Gideon Planish by Sinclair Lewis

Anthony Trollope Consequently his cook was compelled to prepare his dinner in such a manner that it might be eaten at one hour or the other, as chance would have it. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

But, then, everything about this man was odd, nor would it have been in keeping with his surroundings and peculiar manner of living for him to have had the ordinary associations of men of his class. The Circular Study by Anna Katharine Green

H.P. Lovecraft For I, and I only, know what manner of fear lurked on that spectral and desolate mountain. The Lurking Fear by H.P. Lovecraft [1922]

His manner is loud, coarse, and imperious; his talk of dogs, horses, and convicts. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Baldwin Spencer The swaying was done in such a manner that there was a sinuous line of movement which was accentuated by the white cockatoo plumes. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

And the ALKARON saith also of the day of doom how God shall come to doom all manner of folk. The Travels of Sir John Mandeville by John Mandeville

The words were few, brief, and simple, very unlike his usual manner of letter-writing. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

Anthony Trollope Dr. Stanhope had civilly but not very cordially asked her in to tea, and her manner of refusal convinced the worthy doctor that he need not repeat the invitation. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

My desires have been in no manner consulted with regard to the arrangements of to-day. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Anthony Trollope Then you laughed, or cried, or sneezed, or did something in a manner that I liked, and I saw at once that you were the most charming human being in the world. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Anthony Trollope At dinner he talked much of the tender passion, and did so in a manner which stirred up Thackeray’s feeling of the ridiculous. Thackeray by Anthony Trollope [1879]

H. G. Wells I still went over to see her, and my manner had changed. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

Anthony Trollope This part of his duty Mr. Jobbles performed with a mildness of manner that was beyond all praise. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

Arthur Conan Doyle Old Bouvet laughed in his wheezy way, until I had to give my moustachios a twirl and look him up and down in a manner which brought him to reason. The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1896]

Edgar Rice Burroughs Esmeralda’s scream of terror had mingled once with that of Jane, and then, as was Esmeralda’s manner under stress of emergency which required presence of mind, she swooned. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

Beneath a reserved and rather quiet manner there lurked a piquant unconventionality. Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley [1889]

Anthony Trollope There was something in the man’s manner worse even than his words which he found it almost impossible to bear. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Elizabeth Gaskell Mr. Gibson turned his keen, observant eyes upon the young man, and looked at him in as penetrating a manner as if he had been beginning with an unknown illness. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

John Lewis Burckhard I often repeated my hopes of finding my lost cousin, and at all events of conducting my expenses in such a manner as not to be a loser on my return. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

Edgar Allan Poe In this careful manner we had proceeded but a little way, when we arrived at a chasm far deeper than any we had yet seen, and leading directly into the main gorge. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe

George Gissing During the hour that followed neither spoke a word, and at the end of that time Pether rose in his usual manner and left the house in silence. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Elizabeth Gaskell Whether her mother received letters she did not know; but at any rate she did not express anxiety, though her looks and manner betrayed that she was ill at ease. The Moorland Cottage by Elizabeth Gaskell [1851]

There are several well-known descriptions of Burns’s manner and appearance during his Edinburgh sojourn, which, often as they have been quoted, cannot be passed by in any account of his life. Robert Burns by John Campbell Shairp [1879]

William Makepeace Thackeray He was somebody very mysterious indeed; but our author has taken care, after the manner of her sex, to make a very pretty fellow of him, and to dress him in the most becoming costumes possible. The Paris Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1840]

This morning all manner of opinions are afloat. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

It was as if, once I fell into the hands of the English officer on Havana quays, the identity of Nikola could by no manner of means be shaken from round my neck. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Richard Burton Dysenteries frequently occur in the fruit season, when the greedy Arabs devour all manner of unripe peaches, grapes, and pomegranates. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

A. E. W. Mason His manner was grave, but conveyed no single hint of an opinion. The Affair at the Semiramis Hotel by A. E. W. Mason [1917]

G. K. Chesterton Everything had grown so puzzling, as well as so painful, that he found himself forced against the edges of existence, in a manner rare in the experience of men of his type. Four Faultless Felons by G. K. Chesterton [1930]

The elder-tree is more auspicious to the sleeper; while the fir-tree, better still, betokens all manner of comfort and prosperity. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Henry James She felt in her nerves the effect of such a manner on her companion’s, and it was this that made her want to entice the girl away, give her some merciful warning or some jocular cue. The Spoils of Poynton by Henry James [1897]

Anthony Trollope Her manner to him was very pretty,—almost the manner of a sister to a brother. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Anthony Trollope To this Crosbie had assented very willingly, though he had not relished the manner in which the countess had explained to him her views. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

As the time went on and the impenetrable Carrados made no allusion to the case, Carlyle’s manner inclined to a waggish commiseration of his host’s position. Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah [1914]

Edith Wharton It was perhaps her very manner of holding herself aloof that appealed to his collector’s passion for the rare and unattainable. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

Leon Trotsky Time and again he would arrange with me by telephone the manner in which some matter was to be handled, and if it was important he would insist: “Please come without fall. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Now she was a hostess in her own house, and she had the manner of a princess welcoming a friend to her kingdom. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

Henry James He had the manner of having made over their visitor altogether to Rosy and of thinking that whatever he said or did it was all so much grist to her indefatigable little mill. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

Mary Webb Abel’s outlook and manner of expression rawed his nerves. Gone to Earth by Mary Webb [1917]

Charles Dickens Mr. Bounderby closed the door, and stood before the fire; projecting himself after his old explosive manner into his portrait — and into futurity. Hard Times by Charles Dickens [1854]

Benjamin Disraeli What should I do without such an ally? I only wish that I could assist you in a manner equally friendly. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

H. G. Wells And about Aunt Plessington’s views there was no manner of doubt at all. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

Henry Handel Richardson And while she could never have been numbered among the handsome ones of her profession, there was yet a certain kindliness in the smallish blue eyes, and in her jocose manner of treating him. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Tobias Smolle The most effectual method I know to weaken, and at length destroy this influence, is to employ the commonalty in such a manner as to give them a taste of property and independence. The Expedition of Humphry Clinker by Tobias Smolle

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]

George Meredith The Countess of Ormont’s manner toward him was to be read as a standing index of the course he should follow; and he thanked her. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

Above all, she was too generous to wish her husband to be painfully conscious of the change in their relative positions, that he was now in a manner dependent upon her father. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Sir Richard Burton Die thou must, so ask by way of boon what manner of death thou wilt die. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

Sir Walter Scott The stone basin seemed to be destined for a drinking-trough for cattle, from the manner in which it was arranged upon the ground. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

H. G. Wells I posed after my manner and behaved very foolishly no doubt, a wounded, smarting egotist, and Parload played his part of the philosopher preoccupied with the deeps. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

Anthony Trollope So far he got that night, but when the morning came he went a step further, and began mentally to criticise her manner to himself. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

Nancy went into ecstasies, for a wonder; she had been curiously subdued in manner lately. Featherston’s Story by Ellen Wood [1889]

While I stood thus he turned and gave me a very courteous greeting, after which, in the usual manner of the Kosekin, he asked me with much amiability what he could do for me. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

Henry James But the Americans who choose this peculiar manner of seeing Paris must be actually just as bad. A Bundle of Letters by Henry James [1879]

Wilkie Collins I might not be master of my own emotions; something in my face or in my manner might betray me to her quick and delicate perception. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

Mark Twain We naturally settled down into a very slow, stay-at-home manner of life, and resolved to be quiet, exemplary people, and roam no more for twenty or thirty days. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

H. G. Wells As it got darker I began to see all manner of glowing things in the water — phosphorescence, you know. The Stolen Bacillus and other incidents by H. G. Wells [1895]

Maria Edgeworth But there was something so beseeching and so kind in Jacob’s manner that I could not help attending to him. Harrington by Maria Edgeworth

Anthony Trollope If any one wants a domestic servant he sets about the work of getting a proper person in a very determined manner indeed. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope And then the man’s manner to myself was conclusive. Harry Heathcote of Gangoil by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing He had all manner of talents and pursuits. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

Ralph Waldo Emerson He was a good-natured sort of man, an actor and shareholder in the theatre, not in any striking manner distinguished from other actors and managers. Representative Men by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1850]

Elizabeth Gaskell The manner in which she combines the highest mental culture with the nicest discharge of feminine duties filled me with admiration; while her affectionate kindness earned my gratitude. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

Olaf Stapledon Second, though it appears to be founded on the fundamental values which the Marxist himself accepts, it states them in such a manner as to falsify them. Saints and Revolutionaries by Olaf Stapledon

Robert Louis Stevenson So did we, who would have preferred, in a manner of speaking, death. The Silverado Squatters by Robert Louis Stevenson

A. E. W. Mason Her manner and her laugh showed me no less clearly that the news was good. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

But Evelyn’s manner told him that she was there. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

Each of these classes was essentially distinct, and required to be looked at and dealt with in a manner radically incompatible with the other. Fathers of Biology by Charles McRae [1890]

Wilkie Collins The manner in which he dropped on his knees, and hid his face in his hands, and showed his beautiful rings was, as a young lady said behind me, simply seraphic. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

Guy de Maupassant The guests evidently felt a certain respectful embarrassment at the sight of all the sumptuousness of the rooms and at the lavish manner in which they were treated. The Accursed Bread (Le Pain Maudit) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

He never said good morning or good night, never spoke to him except in the curtest manner possible, and accepted all his ministrations without thanks and as if he were an automaton or a thing of wood. The House on the Island by Arthur Gask [1931]

John Lewis Burckhard In the same manner the property of military officers, and of many soldiers, is sequestrated at their death. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

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

E. Phillips Oppenheim He was a slim, alert-looking man, crisp and direct in manner and of speech. The Strange Boarders of Palace Crescent by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Arthur Conan Doyle This superior readiness made the big man look up to the other and bow to his opinions in a manner that was almost ludicrous considering the relative size and physical strength of the pair. The Stone of Boxman’s Drift by Arthur Conan Doyle

The noblest sentiments approach most nearly to the universal, and this love of John’s was in a manner universal. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Anthony Trollope All manner of thoughts crowded on her to prevent her doing so. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

George Meredith She described Beauchamp as very self-contained in manner throughout his tongue was the scorpion. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Henry James That ‘s no way to acquire ease of manner — sitting all day in a small parlor with two persons of one’s own sex! Of course Mrs. Vivian’s influence — that ‘s the great thing. Confidence by Henry James [1879]

Robert Green Ingersoll Tell me how a man treats his wife or his children, his poor debtors, his servants, and I will tell you what manner of a man he be. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

E. Phillips Oppenheim And I promise you that the manner in which you shall recover the jewels shall be such that you will be famous for a long time to come. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

Mary Webb The pine-tops bowed in as stately a manner as they had when Hazel cried, ‘I’ll never be a woman!’ They listened like grown-ups to the prattle of a child. Gone to Earth by Mary Webb [1917]

Ann Radcliffe On seeing Osbert, her tears flowed fast, and she thanked him for his generous care, in a manner that declared a deep sense of his services. The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne by Ann Radcliffe [1789]

Anthony Trollope His manner was so different from that which was usual; he was so cold, and serious, and awe-struck, that she could not but be unhappy. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

Charles Dickens You can seldom catch sight of her, resting thus, without seeing her in a despondently defiant manner doing something to her hair or her bonnet, and glancing at you between her fingers. The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens [1860]

E. Phillips Oppenheim As ever, dear friend, one of the greatest sayings which the men of my race have ever perpetrated once more justifies itself—“Cherchez la femme!” Of Monsieur we have no manner of doubt. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

Robert Louis Stevenson And I am astonished, as I look back, at the freshness of face and cheerfulness of manner of all whom I beheld. Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes by Robert Louis Stevenson

Anthony Trollope And here I beg, once for all, to enter my protest loudly against the manner in which these conveyances are conducted. North America by Anthony Trollope

Theodore Dreiser Her manner was boyish, hoydenish at times, and although convent-trained, she was inclined to balk at restraint in any form. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Arthur Conan Doyle They made their way up to the farmhouse here, and presently from cries and other tokens I knew what manner of hell-fire business they had on hand. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

He spent a good deal of money, and in a manner that to his mother’s calm sense appeared simply idiotic. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Algernon Blackwood His voice, too, was deeper and his manner bespoke for the first time a greater measure of confidence in himself. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

She felt, indeed, that she had already been guilty of a certain disloyalty to one to whom she owed some manner of allegiance; but that was the extent of Miss Bouverie’s indiscretion in her own eyes. Stingaree by E. W. Hornung [1905]

F. Scott Fitzgerald His manner was softer than at the studio, as if his differentness had been put on at the gate, and Rosemary, comparing him instantly with Dick Diver, swung sharply toward the latter. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald