Phrases with "many"

Arthur Morrison It smelled, too, of many things, none of them pleasant (one was fried fish); but for all that it was not a slum. Tales of Mean Streets by Arthur Morrison

Benjamin Disraeli So much the worse! for you cannot live many lustres without finding it of some service to be a little acquainted with their habits. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

H.P. Lovecraft The doctor still insists that the youth was sane even as late as this, and adduces many a conversation to prove his point. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H.P. Lovecraft [1927]

At Kallaing, Jalgunba and Bilgin waters they sat down and left many babies in the spirit stones within or beside these waters, which are called ming-ari waters today. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

But it was all so many years ago!” He paused again. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

But I must confess that after many efforts I began to despair: we simply could not run into each other. Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

They were not acting when they denied touching the body, for they’re both obviously bound by that strange mental kink that one sees in so many people of their kind. The House on the Island by Arthur Gask [1931]

In the jungles of the middle Zambezi and the glens of the Scarp and the swamps of the Mazoe and the Ruenya there must have been many little heaps of bleached and forgotten bones. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

Anthony Trollope George Hotspur sent the man his money, not without many curses on the illiberality of such a curmudgeon. Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Edgar Rice Burroughs A moment later I was standing before a dozen Mahars — the social investigators of Phutra. They asked me many questions, through a Sagoth interpreter. At the Earth’s Core by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1914]

John Stuart Mill Many a man think she perfectly understands women, because he has had amatory relations with several, perhaps with many of them. The Subjection of Women by John Stuart Mill [1869]

Horace Walpole These were attended by as many horse. The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole [1764]

Louisa May Alcott While apparently absorbed in her own affairs, Jo watched Beth, and after many conflicting conjectures, finally settled upon one which seemed to explain the change in her. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

Anthony Trollope But Miss Boncassen was an American, and on many accounts out of the question. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

Mark Twain By and by he said he’d struck so many good ones he didn’t hardly know which to take, but there was one which he reckoned he’d decide on. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

H. G. Wells They were capable of many idea systems but not of the idea of social preservation. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

On the whole, there are many advantageous results from a sea-voyage. A First Year in Canterbury Settlement by Samuel Butler

William Makepeace Thackeray He takes the PAS of dukes and earls; all the nobility crowd to see him: I forget how many baronesses and duchesses fall in love with him. The Book of Snobs by William Makepeace Thackeray [1846]

D. H. Lawrence And it frightened her to see the cattle in the square pens, so many horns, and so little enclosure, and such a madness of men and a yelling of drovers. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Anthony Trollope There was literary capital in it of which he could make use after so many years. Thackeray by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Nellie Bly How many there were! Every way I looked I could see them in the queer dresses, comical straw hats and shawls, marching slowly around. Ten Days in a Mad-House by Nellie Bly

Sinclair Lewis The thick grass beside the track, coarse and prickly with many burnings, hid canary-yellow buttercups and the mauve petals and woolly sage-green coats of the pasque flowers. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Thomas Hardy His wide experience of the sex had taught him that, in many cases, women who ventured on hazardous matters did so because they lacked an imagination sensuous enough to feel their full force. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

George Gissing And many months went by before she suspected that her imagination had deceived her; imagination, ever the most potent factor of her being, the source alike of her strength and her weakness. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

Scarcely a family that is able to support a dog is without one, and some have as many as a half-dozen. The Land Beyond the Blow by Ambrose Bierce

The first thing ascertained was that the man must have been many hours dead. The Dead Sexton by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Theodore Dreiser There were so many things to think of. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Olaf Stapledon In many a study and on many a college lawn we have noted the turn of argument wherein acute minds first began to stray down some blind alley, or first tethered themselves to false assumptions. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Bram Stoker This was startling, and coming on the top of so many strange things, was beginning to increase that vague feeling of uneasiness which I always have when the Count is near. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

George Gissing It would be her home, hers and Lyddy’s; the dignity of occupying a whole house would have compensated for many little discomforts. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Maria Edgeworth Luckily for him, many of his follies evaporated in words. Belinda. by Maria Edgeworth

Henry James But I have forgotten them now, it is so many years ago. The American by Henry James [1877]

Natural science provides many illustrations of symbiosis, or the intimate association of two distinct organisms. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

Wilkie Collins And lovers (in earnest or not in earnest) discovered, in a dimly-lighted conservatory with many recesses, that ideal of discreet retirement which combines solitude and society under one roof. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

To many English intellectuals the war was a deeply moving experience, but not an experience about which they could write sincerely. Collected Essays by George Orwell

Miles Franklin That is a lot in these times, when he could easily get so many better girls than you are in every way for half the money, and make your father pay the interest, and thereby be 10 pounds in pocket. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

Jean-Jacques Rousseau Why are so many vegetables eaten in Italy? Because there they are good, nutritious and excellent in taste. The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Anthony Trollope Is it not weak to encounter so many refusals on the same subject?” “I should feel myself to have been very strong if after so many refusals I were to be successful at last. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

Augustine Birrell For if the virgin proved not theirs, The cloister yet remainèd hers; Though many a nun there made her vow, ’Twas no religious house till now. Andrew Marvell by Augustine Birrell [1905]

F. Scott Fitzgerald At first, oh, until she was eighteen there had been so many that it never seemed one any more than the others, but then she began to single them out. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

Because there were so many factions tension grew and grew until one day I found a raging crowd, with spears and spear-throwers and clubs, ready to fall upon each other. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

D. H. Lawrence So many houses cheek by jowl, so many squirming lives, so many back yards, back doors giving on to the night. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

Not many of them walk the streets, to speak frankly. Mother by Maksim Gorky

William Morris So after dinner, whenas they had eaten, the Count arose and took Messire Thibault by the hand, and said to him: “Now would I that thou say thy pleasure, for here is not a many of folk. Old French Romances by William Morris [1896]

Henry James There’s no regular wife-beating class, and there are none of the stultified peasants of whom it takes so many to make a European noble. The Point of View by Henry James [1882]

Anthony Trollope He desired to inspect some agricultural implements, and a new carriage,—he had ever so many things to say to Carey, the lawyer, and wanted to order new harnesses for the horses. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

It promised to achieve decent proportions before many hours were past. The Race of Life by Guy Boothby [1906]

Nikolai Gogol All are agreed that there are among us many very handsome faces, but hitherto there has been no means of committing them to canvas for transmission to posterity. The Mysterious Portrait by Nikolai Gogol

E. Phillips Oppenheim It seemed suddenly to become disfigured in his thoughts, and the men and women who crowded it—so many of them, alas! the friends of his daily life—a sordid and soulless crowd. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

We were, as we believed, many hundred miles from any land; but this apparition seemed to denote that it was not, in reality, so distant as we had supposed. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

Iphis was there, who hasted his own fate, He loved another, but himself did hate; And many more condemn’d like woes to prove, Whose life was made a curse by hapless love. Petrarch’s Triumphs by Petrarch

He looked at all these things, all that was left after so many years of work, of strife, of weariness, of discouragement, conquered so many times. Almayer’s Folly by Joseph Conrad [1895]

So many times she had been on the point of telling him everything, feeling sure he would forgive her. His Prey was Man by Arthur Gask [1942]

George Eliot But that thought stirred too many intricate fibres of feeling to be pursued now in her weariness. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

Francis Bacon For by that means, there be so many screens between him and envy. The Essays by Francis Bacon [1601]

At one time as many as sixteen parties of visitors applied to see Abbotsford in a single day. Sir Walter Scott by Richard H. Hutton [1878]

Perhaps in no country are there seen so many hags as in Italy — in no country does beauty so awfully change, in age, to hideousness the most appalling and revolting. The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1834]

Theodore Dreiser If you get many more you ought to put them together in a room. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Anthony Trollope When a woman possessed so many virtues as did the Queen of England, it became a man’s duty to worship them. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Bronislaw Malinowski And many authors speak of tribes with paternal and maternal descent. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

So in six miles he made as many remarks, then turned in his saddle and spoke out with overpowering fervor. Tiny Luttrell by E. W. Hornung [1893]

Elizabeth Gaskell I remember sitting on his knee many and many a time when I was a child, whilst he told me stories out of the ‘Pilgrim’s Progress.’ He taught me to suck up milk through a straw. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

Arthur Machen But many of the actors at the theatre had seen John Grimaldi and talked to him on the night of his return? Possibly; but that was in 1808. Dreads and Drolls by Arthur Machen

Henry Kingsley With many a hearty farewell, having given a promise to come over and spend Christmas-day with them, I turned my horse’s head homewards and went on my solitary way. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

Rudyard Kipling May he treat ‘loin-bites’ and ‘catrack’ successfully for many years. Letters of Marque by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Like many another robustious big toper, the Templar was a chicken at heart, and “to be in with Gourlay” lent him a consequence that covered his deficiency. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

Wilkie Collins She made no remark, except to say that she understood what was wanted of her, and that she had winded a many of them in her time. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Anthony Trollope Thus it was with her as with so many other maidens similarly circumstanced; at last she left it all to chance. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

George Meredith For many long years Redworth had in his memory, for a comment on procrastination and excessive scrupulousness in his calculating faculty, the blue back of a coach. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

John Galsworthy The advantages of the stable home are visible, tangible, so many pieces of property; there is no risk in the statu quo. The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

Edgar Allan Poe For many hours the immediate vicinity of the low framework upon which I lay, had been literally swarming with rats. The Pit and the Pendulum by Edgar Allan Poe

Also, he related anecdotes of many illustrious personages in foreign countries, with whom, apparently, he was upon most intimate terms. The Grave-digger of Monks Arden by Arthur Gask [1938]

D. H. Lawrence In her world, there was this one tense, vivid body of a man, and then many other shadowy men, all unreal. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

H. G. Wells I recalled the happiness of many of my Sunday tramps by his side in spring-time, on golden summer evenings, in winter when the frost had picked out every twig in the downland hedgerows. The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

Sinclair Lewis Jealous when I realize, and God knows I try and forget it, that you’ve had so many experiences with women that I don’t even know about. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

E. F. Benson She had hoped for a dash to Aix, where there would be many pleasant people, but Pepino had told her summarily that the treasury would not stand it. Lucia in London by E. F. Benson [1927]

Frederick Marryat And now, Mistress Patience, that I have answered so many questions of yours, may I be permitted to ask a little about yourself in return? Have you any brothers?” “None; I am an only child. Children of the New Forest by Frederick Marryat [1847]

How many times haven’t I saved this settlement from starvation? Absolute starvation. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

Olaf Stapledon Not only was it accepted as a human aim, but in many cases it was given some kind of metaphysical status. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

Sir Walter Scott Of fawns, sownders, bucks and does, Was full the wood and many roes, And many squirrels that ysate High on the trees and nuts ate. The Antiquary by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Arnold Bennett All the windows were chromatic with the hues of bright costumes, and from many windows and from every roof that had a flagstaff flags waved heavily against the gorgeous sky. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

For, in all her memory of it — and she had seen it distorted by many and various emotions during the last few weeks — she had never beheld it wear such a look as now. Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green

Walter Scott It is one of a list of many questions which, my vow accomplished, I will not fail to put to him; ay, and expecting an answer, as they say, prompt and categorical. Count Robert of Paris by Walter Scott [1832]

The three mullets on a gules wavy reversed, surmounted by the sinople couchant Or; the well-known cognizance of the house, blazed in gorgeous heraldry on a hundred banners, surmounting as many towers. Novels by Eminent Hands by William Makepeace Thackeray [1847]

But in China it had been less necessary; he had had many Chinese friends, and it had never occurred to him to treat them as inferiors. Lost Horizon by James Hilton

He had looked many times at his wife during the meal and had thought, as he so often did, how really lovely she was. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

George Gissing Let it he recognized; let it be flung savagely into the past, like so many others encountered and overcome on his course. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

The chapel lay full in view, where so many of the, strange and equivocal race, under whose ancient roof-tree I then stood, were lying under their tombstones. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Anthony Trollope As regarded Lily herself he felt that nothing could be said to her for many a long day as yet. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

John Stuart Mill It means, inventing over again in its rudimentary form something already invented and improved upon by many successive inventors. The Subjection of Women by John Stuart Mill [1869]

Sir Walter Scott This woman — this Elspeth — she is in the extremity of age, and approaching in many respects to dotage. The Antiquary by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

E. Phillips Oppenheim It has been a sorrow to me that in so many of his schemes, in so much of his work, Bernadine should consider his own country at the expense of yours. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

W. H. Hudson I was delighted to discover that the stimulus derived from many daily telegrams and much discussion of remote probabilities were not necessary to keep my mind from lethargy. Idle Days in Patagonia by W. H. Hudson

Virginia Woolf And, like so many of her father’s works, Sara Coleridge remains unfinished. The Death of the Moth and other essays by Virginia Woolf [1942]

Lord bless you, ladies and gentlemen, many a time of a starlight night, when we’ve been in them latitudes where the stars are brighter than common. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

E. Phillips Oppenheim At the same time, it will be many years before they can—er—fructify. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

Looking back, I see that many causes combined to strengthen the vanity in me which had already become inordinate and in the future was destined, to shape my life and direct its purposes. My Life and Loves by Frank Harris

But now so many candidates for fame In countless crowds and gay confusion came, That Memory seem’d her province to resign, Perplex’d and lost amid the lengthen’d line. Petrarch’s Triumphs by Petrarch

Tobias Smolle As for the water, which is said to have effected so many surprising cures, I have drank it once, and the first draught has cured me of all desire to repeat the medicine. The Expedition of Humphry Clinker by Tobias Smolle

Anthony Trollope How many things must have been astir in his mind when he spoke those words of Pompey! In the next sentence he tells the people of his own danger. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Sir Richard Burton And he laid out many estates and set up Persian wheels and planted gardens. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

There are not many Egyptian ruins in which one can talk and be merry; but in the Ramesseum one may thoroughly enjoy the passing hour. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Andrew Lang Here is the languid charm of Spenser, enriched with many classical memories, and pictures of natural beauty gorgeously yet delicately painted. Alfred Tennyson by Andrew Lang

Catherine Helen Spence Here live twenty families, descended from many generations of educated people — many of these still cherishing relics of past days, as you see in this apartment of mine. A Week in the Future by Catherine Helen Spence

H. G. Wells I wonder how many of them really rejoice in that prospect. The New World Order by H. G. Wells

Charles Dickens I knew that this might last for many hours, and that it would probably end in the silence of the grave. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

They blow from two or three hours to as many days, and if they last any length of time, are generally succeeded by a sudden change to sou’-west — the cold, rainy, or snowy wind. A First Year in Canterbury Settlement by Samuel Butler

I have seen many like this before. The Red Rat’s Daughter by Guy Boothby [1899]

Anthony Trollope Like many other educated Greeks, he made his way to Rome, and was received as one of the household of Lucullus, with whom he travelled, accompanying him even to the wars. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Certainly not of an acute intelligence, Ben was thought by many to be half-daft. Marauders by Night by Arthur Gask [1951]

Vincent and I have been friends for many years now. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

H. Rider Haggard But by this time the assailants were much exhausted, and besides had lost many men killed and wounded, and to break through that third impenetrable hedge of spears proved beyond their powers. King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard

William Makepeace Thackeray Far away you saw in this desolate tract a ruin of a house: many a butt of claret has been emptied there, no doubt, and many a merry party come out with hound and horn. The Irish Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

Wilkie Collins What i have now to tell you of Mary is derived from information obtained at a date in my life later by many years than any date of which I have written yet. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

Anthony Trollope She told me in so many words; but never mind, I cannot repeat her words. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

Have you often dealt with the military?’ ‘I have traded, sir,’ said I, ‘with the soldiery many a time, and always been honourably treated. The Purcell Papers by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Olaf Stapledon The chance that we should not meet any more was only, I told myself, one in many millions. Death into Life by Olaf Stapledon

Elizabeth Gaskell It was strangely familiar to her love, after so many years, to be brought into thus much contact with him. A Dark Night’s Work by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

Jane Austen Do not you remember what Mr. Perry said, so many years ago, when I had the measles? ‘If Miss Taylor undertakes to wrap Miss Emma up, you need not have any fears, sir. Emma by Jane Austen [1816]

There are so many better things to feed on. Shadows of Ecstasy by Charles Williams

Henry Handel Richardson Of course, many clever men besides him were the dupes of their own imagination. The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

E. Phillips Oppenheim The conversation had been desultory at first, but in its course Hildyard had answered many questions about many people, and he had listened to a good deal of pent-up bitterness of spirit. The Amazing Judgment by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Anne Bronte If he only thought half as much about you as you do about him, he would have contrived to meet you many times ere this: you must know that, by consulting your own feelings. Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte [1847]

F. Scott Fitzgerald The music itself, blurred by a loud trombone, became hot and shadowy, a languorous overtone to the scraping of many shoes and slippers. Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Such mortality was not unusual in Rocker Street and was symptomatic of the conditions of life for so many of the poorer classes in the early years of this century. The Silent Dead by Arthur Gask [1950]

Richard Hakluyt That this enterprise will be for the manifolde ymployment of nombers of idle men, and for bredinge of many sufficient, and for utteraunce of the greate quantitie of the comodities of our realme. A Discourse of Western Planting by Richard Hakluyt [1584]

A whole castle, it is added, was exploded out of the earth from its foundation, and its ruins scattered many miles from the spot. The Life of Petrarch by Thomas Campbell

Henry Handel Richardson I declare to you, it is still a disturbing thought that I shall die leaving so many books unread. The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

We shall be able now to trace back everything that the gang have done and arraign these two men upon many more charges than are necessary to ensure that they shall suffer the extreme penalty. The House on the Island by Arthur Gask [1931]

Ann Radcliffe And Adeline formed for herself in this barren situation, many amusements, that occasionally banished the remembrance of her misfortunes. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

James Payn Heaven bless you and reward you!” “There may be none like me, ma mere, but there are also, I hope, many people a great deal better. Mirk Abbey by James Payn [1866]

William Henry Hudson An island of which no report has ever reached us, where the people, isolated from their fellows, have in the course of many centuries changed their customs — even their manner of writing. A Crystal Age by William Henry Hudson

The moral of the piece was vague, the evolution of it incoherent, and indeed in many places it seemed a parody of his earlier manner. Henrik Ibsen by Edmund Gosse

Sinclair Lewis But I’ve seen too many things, recently. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

Robert Louis Stevenson But for all that, as he shouldered the bag of money and set forward to rejoin his groom, he was conscious of many aching sensibilities. Prince Otto by Robert Louis Stevenson

Sir Walter Scott But he felt no sort of desire, in the present moment, to sustain a correspondence which must be perilous, or to renew an association, which, in so many ways, had been nearly fatal to him. Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

F. Scott Fitzgerald She was to be a beauty and belle of many proms in a few years. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

Anthony Trollope As it was they lived together and were fast allies; not the less so that they did not agree as to many of their avocations. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Hope I shall ride right through the people there, showing myself to as many as will look at me, and letting it be known to everybody where I’m going. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

Arnold Bennett When Darius Clayhanger, in his audacity, decided to print by steam, many people imagined that he would at last be compelled to rent the ground-floor or to take other premises. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Anthony Trollope They may ride one after another, and that, indeed, suffices for many a keen sportsman; but I am now addressing the youth who is ambitious of riding to hounds. Hunting Sketches by Anthony Trollope

Charles Dickens I never opened a single one of ’em — and I have opened many — but I found the romancer saying “let me not anticipate. Doctor Marigold by Charles Dickens [1865]

H. G. Wells I doubted if I had a voice when this was proposed, but that was held to be a trivial objection, and I found sitting close beside the sweep of hair from Marion’s brow had many compensations. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

Maria Edgeworth The young lady, though she had never been out, bore the victory from him of many campaigns. Helen by Maria Edgeworth

Anthony Trollope The absence of Christian charity did not at the moment affect the Duke. ‘I made ever so many speeches, till at last it seemed quite easy. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

It was the first of many clandestine meetings. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

Call for me at eight o’clock or shall I wait supper for you at seven?” “That will do very well,” said Aramis. “I have twenty visits to make and as many letters to write. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

E. Phillips Oppenheim There’s many a boom that’s started like this and flickered out like a farthing dip in a gust of wind. Harvey Garrard's Crime by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1926]

Jack London Too many heads had been broken in the early strikes. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

George Meredith Such audacity would seem incredible if we had not heard and read of so many similar instances of late. Correspondence from the seat of War in Italy by George Meredith [1866]

Rudyard Kipling There was a great gunfire all that night, as well as many enemy-regiments moving about. The Eyes of Asia by Rudyard Kipling [1918]

How thoroughly he relished the delights of celebrity is revealed, with a simple vanity which almost disarms criticism, in many a passage of his correspondence. Sterne by H. D. Traill [1882]

H.P. Lovecraft In his conversation he probably supplied many additional details; the nature of which will never be known, since a hideous series of tragedies suddenly burst into being. Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family by H.P. Lovecraft [1920]

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

Rudyard Kipling After many, many words, he reached for the cloth-wrapped stick and thrust one hand in his bosom. Stalky & Co. by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

It has driven the virtuously indignant heart out of me many a time, and I never knew a girl, white or coloured, who could withstand it. Limehouse Nights by Thomas Burke

It was but occasionally that Lady Lacy and Betty came to town, and when they did, Miss Mountjoy put as many difficulties as she could in the way of their associating together. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

John Morley So clearly does that light burn for many even now, which scientifically speaking ought to be extinct, and for many indeed is long ago extinct and superseded. Voltaire by John Morley

Andrew Lang Meanwhile Jasper formally proposes to Rosa, in the school garden: standing apart and leaning against a sundial, as the garden is commanded by many windows. The Puzzle of Dickens’s Last Plot by Andrew Lang

I noticed about many a peculiar contraction and elevation of one eyebrow, which I had never seen before on the living human face, though often in pictures. A First Year in Canterbury Settlement by Samuel Butler

Arthur Conan Doyle Some are, as you see, upon one sheet, and some are in many pieces which may fasten together. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Then Arcoll went south to the war which was to rage around the Swaziland and Zululand borders for many months, while to Aitken and myself was entrusted the work of settlement. Prester John by John Buchan

Walter Scott Red Ringan sped, and the spearmen led, Up Goranberry slack; Aye, many a wight, unmatched in fight, Who never more came back. The Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border by Walter Scott [1802-1803]

Jack London No matter how many times it is brought back, each time it will run away again. Lost Face by Jack London

I will sing, for I am sad, For many my misdeeds; It is my sadness makes me glad, For love for sorrow pleads. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

After so many trials, and such happy experience of her wise and fortunate conduct, I consented to her flight, and away went she and her son. Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins by Robert Paltock [1751]

You may easily imagine this lasts them many winters; and thus they have very little occasion for money. Letters from Turkey by Mary Wortley Montagu [1725]

E. Phillips Oppenheim It is very interesting to hear about so many old friends. The Long Arm of Mannister by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1909]

Anthony Trollope It was wonderful that she should see so much and tell herself so many home truths. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Andrew Lang So I hope to-morrow he will kill the dragon altogether, and deliver this land from the monster who has slain so many of our bravest men. The Crimson Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Walter Scott I spoke with many understanding, pious, learned, and credible persons that lived in the counties, and some that went to them in the prisons, and heard their sad confessions. Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft by Walter Scott [1831]

Sir Walter Scott Our numbers are too few for the defence of every point, and the men complain that they can nowhere show themselves, but they are the mark for as many arrows as a parish-butt on a holyday even. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott [1820]

On the contrary, with THEM fear took the form of sadness, while with many of the men it took that of wrath. The Avenger by Thomas de Quincey

George Meredith The circle hummed with it; many lived for it. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Andrew Lang Now he was rich, wore fine clothes, and made many friends, who all said that he was an excellent man, a real nobleman. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Andrew Lang When they grew up the elder went to seek his fortune in a far country, and for many years no one heard anything about him. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Sinclair Lewis Somehow, I ain’t ever had many friends. Our Mr. Wrenn by Sinclair Lewis

Helen Zimmern Moreover, it was a feature of the eighteenth century, to which in many respects Miss Edgeworth belonged, that its tales and novels were not analytic. Maria Edgeworth by Helen Zimmern

H. G. Wells The master mathematician’s grim warnings were treated by many as so much mere elaborate self-advertisement. The Star by H. G. Wells [1897]

There is considerable wealth here and many fine houses. The Circular Study by Anna Katharine Green

But, as he said, he had too many other things to think about. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

Andrew Lang The next day she played again with the flowers in the warm sunshine, and so many days passed by. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Let him be dragged on board by many men. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Anthony Trollope However, she only said, “Why, not well, Myles; I shall have so many things to think of; but I shan’t have much, and if you’ll let me, I’ll send Biddy to meet you with what I must take. The Macdermots of Ballycloran by Anthony Trollope [1847]

Charles Dickens The juvenile offenders had not such pleasant faces by a great deal, and in this establishment there were many boys of colour. American Notes for General Circulation by Charles Dickens [1842]

Henry James How should you? I am one of many thousands of young men of my class – you know, I suppose, what that is – in whose brains certain ideas are fermenting. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

One minute! Two minutes! How many more seconds can you keep it up? Through the young plantation, down the hill, into the sandy road again, the sandy, uphill road. Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley [1889]

Benjamin Disraeli Over the great entrance doors was a gallery, from which a band of trumpeters, arrayed in ample robes of flowing scarlet, sent forth many a festive and martial strain. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

Many crashed into each other stem to stem, many were rammed and sunk, others grappled, fought an obstinate duel, and could hardly get clear after it. The True History by Lucian of Samosata

Willa Cather There are too many of you in here. A Lost Lady by Willa Cather [1923]

George Gissing There may soon come a day when, though the word “comfort” continues to be used in many languages, the thing it signifies will be discoverable nowhere at all. The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft by George Gissing [1902]

Nellie Bly I noticed that he dressed very exquisitely and changed his apparel at least three times a day, so my curiosity made me bold enough to ask how many trunks he carried with him. Around the World in Seventy-Two Days by Nellie Bly [1890]

H. G. Wells Among the boarders, many of whom slept two in a bed, there was certainly much simple substitutional homosexuality. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

It will puzzle many a clear brain to comprehend how it is possible, in the nature of things, that zeal the most fanatical should be directed by the coolest policy. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

He made no stop, but wightly went his way; many a tiresome path he rode, as I heard the book tell. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by translated by Kenneth G. T. Webster and W. A. Neilson

Anthony Trollope Then Mr Ruddles, who had many eyes, began to perceive that the old game was to be played. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

For one thing, he went once again, as he had done before to Pellew, into so many intimate details of prison life that they were convinced he had served his time in some penal institution. The Vengeance of Larose by Arthur Gask [1939]

Anthony Trollope There is a distressing habitual humility in many unmarried ladies of an uncertain age, which at the first blush tells the tale against them which they are so painfully anxious to leave untold. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

Benjamin Disraeli I have traced them in many quarters, and, indeed, it is about their possible consequences that I have come over to consult with you. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

George Eliot I know she’s been fixing her heart on you, for there’s a many things clear to me now as I didn’t understand before. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]