Phrases with "many"

Every day these many people pass along the Boulevard, and will not fail to enter the shop. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

It was plain that, like so many of the extremely religious in the days before teetotalism, Attwater had a dash of the epicure. The Ebb-Tide by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Henry David Thoreau For many years, I have ransacked this neighborhood for plants, and I consider myself familiar with its productions. The Succession of Forest Trees by Henry David Thoreau

Massy’s object had been to secure for himself as many ways as possible of getting rid of his partner without being called upon at once to pay back his share. End of the Tether by Joseph Conrad [1902]

There are cases in which the secret never does come out; but there are not many such cases. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

I seated myself in a chair, and rocked to and fro, passing harsh judgment on my many derelictions of duty; from which, it struck me then, all the misfortunes of my employers sprang. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

The priests of Isis came next in their snowy garments, barefooted, and supporting sheaves of corn; while before the corpse were carried the images of the deceased and his many Athenian forefathers. The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1834]

Charles Dickens And many and many a bitter night (O, I found I could cry for reasons not purely physical, at this pass of my life!) I took my course. George Silvermans’s Explanation by Charles Dickens [1868]

Henry James Littlemore felt in the scene, as so many persons feel it just there, something of the finest essence of France, and he gave a significant laugh. The Siege of London by Henry James [1883]

Arthur Conan Doyle I have already pointed out that the higher vibrations which we associate with hot sunshine, and which we actually seem to see in the shimmer of noontide, is associated with many of the episodes. The Coming of the Fairies by Arthur Conan Doyle [1922]

Sinclair Lewis But Winnemac is Midwestern in its fields of corn and wheat, its red barns and silos, and, despite the immense antiquity of Zenith, many counties were not settled till 1860. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

Arthur Conan Doyle I heard the crack, and my horse gave a convulsive spring which would have unseated many a rider. The Adventures of Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1903]

H. G. Wells It was a surge of many voices, rising and falling, shouting and screaming, and once came a sound like blows and sharp cries, and then a snapping like the crackling of dry sticks. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

Robert Louis Stevenson There was something like the outline of a great carriage discernible on the road behind the stranger, and, above that, a few black pine-tops, like so many plumes. Will O’ the Mill by Robert Louis Stevenson

It remains to be seen whether the free speech and free press of Italy can reawaken the intellectual activity of the cities which once gave the land so many literary capitals. Italian Journeys by William Dean Howells [1867]

Thomas Hardy He was the youth who had called her his inseparable wife many a time, and whom she had even addressed as her husband. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

Elizabeth Gaskell Up such a stair — past such a window (through which the moonlight fell on her with a glory of many colours)— Ruth Hilton passed wearily one January night, now many years ago. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

Leslie Stephen Her marriage with Thrale had been, as has been said, one of convenience; and, though she bore him many children and did her duty faithfully, she never loved him. Samuel Johnson by Leslie Stephen [1878]

Ralph Waldo Emerson I am warned by the ill fate of many philosophers not to attempt a definition of Beauty. I will rather enumerate a few of its qualities. The Conduct of Life by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1860]

Theodore Dreiser I have felt so bad — O God, how bad I have felt! Frank, you don’t know it — but my pillow has been wet many and many a night. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Olaf Stapledon In many subsequent creations also he appeared to be two-minded. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Rudyard Kipling That night was the beginning of many strange things, and of a double life so wild that Trejago today sometimes wonders if it were not all a dream. Plain Tales from the Hills by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

George Gissing Then the fact of Harriet’s being an invalid would give her many opportunities for showing that she could be gentle and patient and serviceable. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

Charles Stur Behind us to the north there were many projecting points appearing above the level of the range. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

Anthony Trollope He had for many years hunted the county at his own expense, the amusement at first not having been so expensive as it afterwards became. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

E. Phillips Oppenheim French champagne tastes all wrong in Italy, and though the food is good enough for a time it’s monotonous—too many pâtés and knickknacks for my taste. The Spy Paramount by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

The Seine lay, a long line of winding mist under its many bridges. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

Gertrude Stein It seems it was an annuity given by a woman who had fallen into her dotage and she one morning told her lawyer to cut off all the annuities that she had given for many years to a number of people. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

Virginia Woolf Next day, which was a Saturday, many of these great ladies waited on her in person. Orlando by Virginia Woolf [1928]

Francis Bacon For though this be an object which in many cases I do not despise, yet my meaning plainly is that all mechanical experiments should be as streams flowing from all sides into the sea of philosophy. Preparative toward a Natural and Experimental History by Francis Bacon

She recalled the deeds of her father in many predicaments, and for the first time she really understood his ceaseless skill and activity. Demi-Gods by James Stephens

It’s been a comfort to me many times. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Anthony Trollope On the platform there were many members of both Houses of Parliament, and almost everybody connected with the Foreign Office. Every ticket had been taken for weeks since. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

Marjorie Bowen As she had skilfully reminded him, he had had some knowledge of the menage in the Hotel du Boccage, many opportunities of studying at first hand the characters of M. du Boccage and his wife. Forget-me-not by Marjorie Bowen [1932]

Wilkie Collins Mirabel contrived to give it the necessary direction — the direction of Emily. “The most delightful girl I have met with for many a long year past!” Mr. Wyvil declared warmly. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

Nellie Bly He asked me many other questions. Ten Days in a Mad-House by Nellie Bly

John Galsworthy Soames noted his dress clothes to be well cut, but too small, as though made many years ago. The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

Anthony Trollope But if a man derogates from his birth,—as so many do,—then it is a crime. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Anthony Trollope The article was calculated to give the greatest pain to, no doubt, many persons; and the innocence or guilt of “the Lion,” as poor John Ball was called, must be made manifest to the public. Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope [1865]

Thomas Hardy Ay, Providence is a merciful man, and I have hoped He’d have found it out by this time, living so many years in a parson’s family, too, as I have, but ‘a don’t seem to relieve me. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

He had not many friends on these terms. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

Wilkie Collins Till then, farewell! Do not judge hastily of my motives for persisting in the life of retirement which I have led for so many years past. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Francis Bacon For the discovery of a man’s self, by the tracts of his countenance, is a great weakness and betraying; by how much it is many times more marked, and believed, than a man’s words. The Essays by Francis Bacon [1601]

We never more surrender ourselves entirely to pleasure; and often we find so many of the things we have longed for are after all but dead sea fruit. The Mystery of a Hansom Cab by Fergus Hume

H. G. Wells To this day many professed Socialists have still to assimilate the significance of this change of scale. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

We returned to the camp and sowed seeds of many cereals, fodder plants, and vegetables. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

Within there was a small vestibule, whose ancient tesselated floor was grimy with the passing of many feet. Unseen - Unfeared by Francis Stevens

The great St. Columba himself, the builder of many of the old ruins in the valley, climbed the mountains on one notable day to get near heaven with his prayers. The Celtic Twilight by William Butler Yeats [1893]

Ann Radcliffe If we cannot understand how such spirits exist, we should consider the limited powers of our minds, and that we cannot understand many things which are indisputably true. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

The Franks are composed of many, many nations. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier

John Galsworthy How many times had she not said: “Drat the thing! There it is again! Smither, you’d better run up and see what you can do. To Let by John Galsworthy

It was the last day of the inquest, and to many it bade fair to be the least interesting. Agatha Webb by Anna Katharine Green

Rudyard Kipling Perhaps, after all, Philip loves her — as many men and boys do. Rewards and Fairies by Rudyard Kipling [1910]

He asked me many questions, but the first was, whether I had been at sea. Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins by Robert Paltock [1751]

I hope that many humanists will endorse this attempt of mine to trace the more essential features of that way of viewing things. The Meaning of Truth by William James

Kenneth Grahame You’re very alike in many respects — particularly about the figure. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

It is threatened by many enemies, with some of whom you have been consorting. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

Nellie Bly At every port I touched I found so many bachelors, men of position, means and good appearance, that I naturally began to wonder why women do not flock that way. Around the World in Seventy-Two Days by Nellie Bly [1890]

Henry James Rowland climbed into many awkward places, and skirted, intently and peeringly, many an ugly chasm and steep-dropping ledge. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

George Gissing She took to it naturally, as so many women do. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

She believed that he, the descendant of many great Rajahs, the son of a great chief, the master of life and death, knew the sunshine of life only in her presence. Almayer’s Folly by Joseph Conrad [1895]

Rudyard Kipling And she is but one of many stars. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

H. Rider Haggard It was very lofty, and the dark chestnut beams of the beautiful arched roof were thrown into strong relief by the light of many candles. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

Jack London In similar way, many sons of the Russian nobility played their parts in the earlier and protracted revolution in that country. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

G. K. Chesterton It would be noted that many of the witnesses, and especially the most respectable of them, constantly refer to something that is supposed to be outside. The Flying Inn by G. K. Chesterton [1914]

So we started, and I was glad to feel that it would not be many hours before Moira would be safe once again under our roof. The Race of Life by Guy Boothby [1906]

E. F. Benson Now these are strong expressions, and for many years controversy raged over them. Charlotte Bronte by E. F. Benson [1932]

Anthony Trollope I should have thought there’d have been a many words. Dr. Wortle’s school by Anthony Trollope

Willa Cather Don’t people go to church in exactly the same way? If there were a spiritual-pressure test-machine at the door, I suspect not many of you would get to your pews. Youth and the Bright Medusa by Willa Cather [1920]

The walls were of stone covered with plaster, but the plaster had fallen away in many places leaving the rough stones visible at every turn of the eye. The Crock of Gold by James Stephens

William Makepeace Thackeray Portraits, on the contrary, and large pieces of figures, have a painful, fixed, staring look, which must jar upon the mind in many of its moods. The Paris Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1840]

There is many a man the expenses of whose daily meat, drink, and clothing are less than what an accountant would show us we, many of us, lay out nightly upon our sleep. Alps and Sanctuaries of Piedmont and the Canton Ticino by Samuel Butler [1881]

Sinclair Lewis I think that, in many cases, assassinations are really rather unfortunate — a mistake in tactics. It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis

D. H. Lawrence Far across shone the little yellow lights of Beldover, many of them, spread in a thick patch on another dark hill. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

D. H. Lawrence But many began to crowd in — a black eager crowd of men pressing to where the bomb had burst — where the man was lying. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

George Gissing As regards social propriety, a flat differs in many respects from a house. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

Geoffrey Chaucer No thyng ne knew he that it was Arcite, God woot, he wolde have trowed it ful lite! But sooth is seyd, gon sithen many yeres, That feeld hath eyen and the wode hath eres. The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

There are too many officials now in the house, and ——” “Of course, of course,” she acceded. The Circular Study by Anna Katharine Green

H. G. Wells Like so many other desperate young love affairs, ours was to be such a love affair as the world had never seen before. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Anthony Trollope The pudding will be very nice for them let ever so many plums be taken. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Benjamin Disraeli Many were the cottages at which they called; many the old dames after whose rheumatisms, and many the young damsels after whose fortunes they enquired. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

Robert Louis Stevenson For as there is a lingua franca of many tongues on the moles and in the feluccas of the Mediterranean, so there is a free or common accent among English-speaking men who follow the sea. The Amateur Emigrant by Robert Louis Stevenson

Arnold Bennett The thought of Mr. Cannon and Miss Gailey, separated during many years, and now destined to some kind of reconciliation was indescribably touching, and beautiful in a way that she could not define. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

Nathaniel Hawthorne The courtyard and staircase of a palace built three hundred years ago are a peculiar feature of modern Rome, and interest the stranger more than many things of which he has heard loftier descriptions. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

Henry James Her present age — for her later time had seen so many things happen — gave her a perspective. Julia Bride by Henry James [1908]

But there were many she could not see, yet; she felt this, vaguely; and it was this that filled her with despair. A Bride from the Bush by E. W. Hornung [1890]

Edith Wharton Vance had never before been confronted with so many exciting and stimulating questions. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

Arthur Conan Doyle When I saw how many were waiting, I would have given it up in despair; but Spaulding would not hear of it. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

George Gissing Several times he crossed the river, and on each occasion paused for many minutes to look down into the black depths, made blacker by the reflection here and there of the lights upon the banks. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Jules Verne Each bottle, therefore, produced as many currents as united would be sufficient to produce all the phenomena of the electric telegraph. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

John Galsworthy Seeing so many people on the screen examining each other’s teeth has spiritualised me, I know. Flowering Wilderness by John Galsworthy

And there the three received another of those wildly disturbing shocks, of which they had suffered so many in the past few hours. The Heads of Cerberus by Francis Stevens

Virginia Woolf The exactions of the Decline and Fall meant, of course, the death and dismissal of many words deserving of immortal life. The Death of the Moth and other essays by Virginia Woolf [1942]

Anthony Trollope Lord bless me — when I think of it, I wonder how many dozen of orders I’ve had from Lord Rufford under his own hand. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

Henry James It worked so for him, Strether seemed to see; and our friend had at private hours a wan smile over the fact that he himself, after so many more years, was still in search of something that would work. The Ambassadors by Henry James [1903]

I had been in it many times before, but was always able to discover something new in it. My Strangest Case by Guy Boothby [1901]

Robert Green Ingersoll Who does know? Nobody! We have found some fifty-two manuscripts containing portions of the New Testament. Some of those manuscripts leave out five or six booksmany of them. What shall we do to be Saved? by Robert Green Ingersoll

Helen Zimmern There is a character of childishness and poorness about many of these tales that detracts seriously from the really accurate observation and acute knowledge of human nature that they inclose. Maria Edgeworth by Helen Zimmern

No function in Adelaide is complete without her, and her name appears many times in every paper in the society columns. The Jest of Life by Arthur Gask [1936]

I had not travelled this country for many years—the snow had changed the general features of the place, and it was just then quite dark. All-Saints' Eve by Amelia B. Edwards

H. G. Wells No one could possibly pass so many examinations and be so well dressed, so well done, and so successful as a doctor without that precise incapacity. The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth by H. G. Wells [1904]

Oscar Wilde She was simply perfectly proportioned—a rare thing in an age when so many women are either over life-size or insignificant. Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime by Oscar Wilde [1887]

Miles Franklin With many injunctions to conduct myself with proper stiffness, I started early on Monday morning. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

Rudyard Kipling Ere the day closed I was a member of the two clubs and booked for many engagements to dinner and party. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

George Gissing How many have to live and support a family on not more than a third of that sum. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

He would drink, and then start up in a state of very honest fury to instruct with many curses two or three yokels who were learning, even at this late hour, to trail a pike in a soldierly fashion. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

D. H. Lawrence There were now more than a hundred clubs in New South Wales, and nearly as many in Victoria. The chief in Victoria was a smart chap, a mining expert. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

D. H. Lawrence Then, looking over the class, he asked: “How many are there here to-day?” “Fifty-two,” said Ursula, but he did not take any notice, counting for himself. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Robert Louis Stevenson For remember how many serve mankind who do no more than meditate; and how many are precious to their friends for no more than a sweet and joyous temper. Lay Morals by Robert Louis Stevenson

He excited the curiosity of his women readers, who recognised themselves in his heroines as in so many faithful mirrors; and the consequence was that he was besieged by a host of feminine letters. Honore de Balzac by Albert Keim and Louis Lumet [1914]

Wilkie Collins The long, happy labour of many months is over. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Jack London It had happened many times, yet each time it was as fresh a surprise as ever to him. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

On what ground it was that my mother quarrelled with the advantages of Bath, so many and so conspicuous, I cannot guess. The Orphan Heiress by Thomas De Quincey [1835]

Rudyard Kipling A man hasn’t many privileges in this country, but he might at least be allowed to mishandle his own rifle. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

There are still many arches entire. Letters from Turkey by Mary Wortley Montagu [1725]

William Morris So many reapers, Father John, So many reapers and no little son, To meet you when the day is done, With little stiff legs to waddle and run? Pray you beg, borrow, or steal one son. The Defence of Guenevere by William Morris [1858]

H.P. Lovecraft At last, in a locked mahogany cabinet once gracing the Ward home, Willett found the batch of old Curwen papers; recognising them from the reluctant glimpse Charles had granted him so many years ago. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H.P. Lovecraft [1927]

Arthur Conan Doyle There are not many in London which charge at that rate. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

More terrible to me than all the rest would it be, if —” “Now don’t put yourself in a fever, Isabel. How many times am I to be compelled to beg that of you! It does no good. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

H. G. Wells I was already very far away from London and Burnmore Park. I doubt if I thought of Mary at all for many days. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

George Gissing Please don’t think,’ she added rather hastily, ‘that I have become a Socialist. Indeed, I dislike the name; I find it implies so many things that I could never approve of. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Margaret Oliphant His mother did not answer in many words. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

Virginia Woolf Not many lines had been set down, however, before he threw away his pen as violently as if that were responsible for his misdeeds, and tore the paper into many separate pieces. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

Then Baron H., a fellow with a pretty wife, who had made so many sacrifices for the cause, raised a great to-do about seeing her and she consented to receive him for a moment. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

H. G. Wells When we attempt to estimate its promise we have to bear in mind the distress of a generation or so of malcontents, many of them quite gallant and graceful-looking people. The New World Order by H. G. Wells

Caroline Lamb Upon the lake the boats, adorned with many coloured ribbands, sailed with the breeze. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

Now, this man has been in many strange, not to say fear-provoking, situations, and has listened to more than one close call without spoiling the occasion by anticipatory and hideous outcry. Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield

George Gissing Mr. Heatherley, though in many things of great benefit to her, was not and could not be such a friend as this. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

They thought, too, from the look of his skin, he had not been thrown into the river until many hours after he had been dead. The House with the High Wall by Arthur Gask [1948]

Ann Radcliffe As they passed on, so many of his old friends flocked round him, that Adeline became quite weary of the delay. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

Elizabeth Gaskell Mrs. Forbes was considered to be a little fanciful as to illness; but it was no wonder, remembering how many sisters she had lost by consumption. A Dark Night’s Work by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

Abraham Merri From without there came a rustle of many feet upon the rugs. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

Rudyard Kipling But there be many pictures on my mind. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Mary Webb How many of the most fervent churchmen are not, or have not been at some period of their lives, exactly like Reddin? ‘Of course, I’ve been a bit of a beast in the past,’ he thought. Gone to Earth by Mary Webb [1917]

Anthony Trollope Not a man shall be taken who does not choose to go; and there are not many who wish to go from choice. La Vendée by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope To be the busy wife of a busy man, to be the mother of many children who should be all taught to be busy on behalf of mankind, was, to his thinking, the highest lot of woman. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

Julian Hawthorne It was possible, no doubt, that my great-grandmother’s necklace was not unique; that a duplicate — nay, many duplicates — existed. The Laughing Mill by Julian Hawthorne

Nathaniel Hawthorne But when my heart was desolate with many losses, I fixed it upon the child of a stranger, and he became dearer to me than all my buried ones; and now he too must die as if my love were poison. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Ford Madox Ford The enemy had only destroyed just about so many million sterling in bricks and mortar. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

He hasn’t many patients as yet, and generally gets in a bit of golf every afternoon. The Master Spy by Arthur Gask [1936]

Anthony Trollope There had been many present, and some of them had been much moved by the circumstances. Cousin Henry by Anthony Trollope [1879]

In the good town of Blyth there lived a stout tanner, celebrated far and near for feats of strength and many tough bouts at wrestling and the quarterstaff. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood. by Written and illustrated by Howard Pyle

Here was promise of many a landlocked cove to which the breathings of the sea would be foreign. Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield

Jane Austen In the gallery there were many family portraits, but they could have little to fix the attention of a stranger. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen [1813]

Rudyard Kipling Well, she was a VERY sweet girl and very pious, but for many reasons she was “impossible. Plain Tales from the Hills by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

Arthur Conan Doyle The door was open, and led into a large empty hall, laid down with coconut matting and stained with many footmarks. The Retirement of Signor Lambert by Arthur Conan Doyle

Anne Bronte Shortly, however, the effervescence began to abate, and not many minutes elapsed before I had turned and gone back to look after the fate of my victim. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte [1848]

Wilkie Collins In the evening, he made so many mistakes in playing cards with my aunt, that she dismissed him from the game in disgrace. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Anthony Trollope Such might have been the case with many a lost rake. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

On many of the islands were houses, showing white beneath the trees, and on one which lay farthest out seaward was a considerable city, with towers, domes and clusters of steeples. The Mirage by Ambrose Bierce

Geoffrey Chaucer My sone, ful ofte for to muche speche Hath many a man been spilt, as clerkes teche. The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

For the first time in many years he forgot the presence of the telescreen. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

It is far easier to be sensible in cities than in many country places I could tell you of. The Celtic Twilight by William Butler Yeats [1893]

Jules Verne It ought to, for the sake of the splendid country we are going through — which is yours, by the way, and into which you are to enter after so many years’ absence. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne [1881]

Anthony Trollope She denied herself many things that she might give to others. An Eye for an Eye by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Willa Cather Victoria had been a belle in their own town in Tennessee, but here she was not very popular, no matter how many pretty dresses she wore, and she couldn’t bear it. Obscure Destinies by Willa Cather [1932]

Henry Lawson These lonely trees, seen for many miles around, had caught the yellow rays of many a setting sun long before the white man wandered over the ranges. While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson

Sinclair Lewis You’ve known her so long — you know so many things together that I never even heard of. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

G. K. Chesterton But at length the path after many twists betrayed its purpose and led abruptly up two or three steps to the door of a tiny but very clean cottage. The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

Robert Green Ingersoll The few have said, “Think!” The many have said, “Believe!” The first doubt was the womb and cradle of progress, and from the first doubt, man has continued to advance. The Gods by Robert Green Ingersoll

From the very first I was most interested in her, as she was a very unusual woman and so very clever and capable in so many ways. The Silent Dead by Arthur Gask [1950]

Arthur Conan Doyle At last after so many years they were broken and scattered. The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle [1914]

E. Phillips Oppenheim It is the home of many of my race. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Anthony Trollope Now many people in the neighbourhood attributed all this to the judicious care of Mr Edward Spooner, whose eye was never off the place, and whose discretion was equal to his zeal. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Sinclair Lewis I think you could take Biedermeyer models and Duncan Phyfe motifs and modernize them so that they’d be original, and do so many unconventional things with concealed lighting . The Prodigal Parents by Sinclair Lewis

H.P. Lovecraft The naked giant had been pursued by dogs and many booted men, and the returning tracks of the hounds and their masters could be easily traced. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H.P. Lovecraft [1927]

Sir Walter Scott No one, however, pitied the fate of the two Malvoisins, who only suffered the death which they had both well deserved, by many acts of falsehood, cruelty, and oppression. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott [1820]

Anthony Trollope There was not a word more, but it seemed to Lucy as though there had been so many words. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

Jack London Also, of all unbelievable men to be in funds, he so found the town drunkard for whom he had bought many a drink in the old and palmy days. The Red One by Jack London [1918]

Sir Walter Scott A small path, which had been rendered easy in many places for Flora’s accommodation, led him through scenery of a very different description from that which he had just quitted. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

A number showing how many times a sum of money belonging to one person is contained in the pocket of another — usually about as many times as it can be got there. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

Henry Fielding But I pass by these and many others to mention two books lately published, which represent an admirable pattern of the amiable in either sex. The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews and his friend Mr Abraham Adams by Henry Fielding

You wouldn’t believe any machine could vibrate in so many directions at once. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

Olaf Stapledon This phase, in which material civilization changed only in minor ways, must have lasted for many centuries. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

He had found so many friends to chat with, that time had passed much more quickly than he thought. Cloud the Smiter by Arthur Gask [1926]

And later on, many times, in distant parts of the world, Marlow showed himself willing to remember Jim, to remember him at length, in detail and audibly. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

H. Rider Haggard Around this depression, and strewn about the floor of the cave itself, were the remains of many victims, a considerable number of whom had not been devoured. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

George Elio There’s so many things to see to; an’ Miss Assher’s in hysterics constant, an’ her maid’s ill i’ bed — a poor creachy thing — an’ Mrs. Sharp’s wanted every minute. Mr. Gilfil’s Love Story by George Elio

It displayed, especially in its later acts, many obvious signs of the weakness incident on old age. Henrik Ibsen by Edmund Gosse

How many times he and Claire had laughed at it until the tears came! The officials next began to search him. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Edward Bellamy The information Dr. Leete had imparted was indeed extensive as to facts, but they had affected my mind as so many separate impressions, which I had as yet succeeded but imperfectly in making cohere. Looking Backward From 2000 to 1887 by Edward Bellamy

At the same time the effective middle-class congregation tends, in many cases, more or less remotely perhaps, to become a congregation of women and minors. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

Arthur Conan Doyle You’ve got as many fine-looking boys over yonder, who seem to be fidgeting in their saddles. The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1896]

H. G. Wells I am doubtful if many of these houses had any long use as the residences of single families if from the very first almost their tenants did not makeshift and take lodgers and sublet. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

M. P. Shiel When they could bear it no longer, they must have finally opened the door, hoping that by then, after the passage of many days perhaps, the outer air would be harmless, and so met their death. The Purple Cloud by M. P. Shiel [1901]

H. G. Wells And it resigns—so many things that no common Man of Spirit will resign. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

H.P. Lovecraf Just what the year was I cannot say; for since then I have known many ages and dimensions, and have had all my notions of time dissolved and refashioned. Fragments by H.P. Lovecraf

Henry David Thoreau Sometimes you will see the trails of many together, and where they have gambolled and gone through a hundred evolutions, which testify to a singular listlessness and leisure in nature. Natural History of Massachusetts by Henry David Thoreau [1842]

Ford Madox Ford Why, he had been practically convalescent, he had been out of bed in a dressing-gown and had told Lord Wolstonmark that he could pile in as many papers as he liked from the Office. . Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

Arthur Conan Doyle I have had many happy hours on the marches of Scotland, for even if there be no war the Percies of Alnwick or the Governor of Carlisle can still raise a little bickering with the border clans. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

Henry Kingsley Reader, before we have done with those three innocent little faces, we shall see them distorted and changed by many passions, and shall meet them in many strange places. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

Julian Hawthorne Good gracious! why, that father of hers, if I know anything of faces, would cut all our throats for as many groschen. Mrs. Gainsborough’s Diamonds by Julian Hawthorne

A general practitioner, in large midwifery practice, lost so many patients from puerperal fever, that he determined to deliver no more for some time, but that his partner should attend in his place. The Contagiousness of Puerperal Fever by Oliver Wendell Holmes

Robert Louis Stevenson Still, even here, if I were only let alone, and time enough were given, I should have all manner of pleasures, and take many clear and beautiful images away with me when I left. Essays of Travel by Robert Louis Stevenson

Henry James Mrs. Vivian says she would take her in a moment; she does n’t seem to care how many she has. Confidence by Henry James [1879]

But now there is an end of this and many other stupid oppressions; and the time-honored University will doubtless regain its ancient importance. Italian Journeys by William Dean Howells [1867]

Virginia Woolf As she shut the door he put so many shillings on the mantelpiece. Jacob’s Room by Virginia Woolf [1920]

These ideas he had formed from the inspection of many new buildings which he had seen going up, and which he had a passion for looking into. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

George Gissing To be sure, we have been parted for many years. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Still many shear in the grease, and some consider it pays them better to do so. A First Year in Canterbury Settlement by Samuel Butler