Phrases with "member"

Anthony Trollope As he returned home he told himself that a member of Parliament should be altogether independent of the press. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Edgar Rice Burroughs Kerchak grunted and turned away, for he was jealous of this strange member of his band. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

I have had a classical education, seen the world, and mixed in decent society; you, too, had not been long a member of our club before you distinguished yourself above us all. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

G. K. Chesterton When he stood as a Liberal member for Salford, he often managed to bewilder his hecklers by spraying them with these sharply alternated showers of cold and hot water. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

He spoke the Arabic very well, and communicated with me in Italian. The man was a very zealous member of the Greek Church. He had been a tailor. Eothen by Alexander William Kinglake [1844]

G. K. Chesterton Stiggins’s red nose is distinctly connected with the fact that he is a member of the Ebenezer Temperance Association; Quilp is little, because a little of him goes a long way. Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

F. Scott Fitzgerald And only in one corner of the Republic could he have been identified as a member of the entertainment world. The Pat Hobby Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1941]

Anthony Trollope Of course every member was looking at him, and every stranger in the galleries. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

A short time earlier a C.N.T. member had been murdered, and the C.N.T. had turned out in hundreds of thousands to follow the cortege. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

But the most important discovery of all is the Orohippus, which comes from the Eocene formation, and is the oldest member of the equine series, as yet known. Lectures on Evolution by Thomas Henry Huxley

He is a member of the swell-mob; one of the cleverest of the gentleman fraternity, and the one who acts as servant is another of them. Going through the Tunnel by Ellen Wood [1869]

Theodore Dreiser But she had never known him to be cruel or cold in his attitude toward her or any other member of the family, and especially not toward her. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Simply I wass remarking that if I were a member of the Club, I should be forthwith invulnerable — ’ Flory cocked his Terai hat loosely on his head and stirred Flo up with his stick. Burmese Days by George Orwell

Henry James She ought to have been a partisan of her father, for she was the member of his trio who most “made up” to him for the disagreeables he didn’t mention. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Probably member of the criminal class. The Lonely House by Arthur Gask [1929]

Robert Louis Stevenson It is as difficult to be generous, or anything else, except perhaps a member of Parliament, on thirty thousand as on two hundred a year. Familiar Studies of Men and Books by Robert Louis Stevenson

A member of Congress died while we were at Washington, and I was surprised by the ceremony and dignity of his funeral. Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope

E. F. Benson A member of the Town Council had just resigned, owing to ill-health, and the Mayor was on his way to an emergency meeting. Lucia's Progress by E. F. Benson [1935]

Wilkie Collins Had any other member of the family told her what had happened? The lawyer was able to answer me; Miss Meadowcroft had told her. The Dead Alive by Wilkie Collins [1874]

Anthony Trollope As for Mrs Harold Smith, whatever may be the view taken of her general character as a wife and a member of society, it must be admitted that as a sister she had virtues. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

By the standards of the early twentieth century, even a member of the Inner Party lives an austere, laborious kind of life. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

Benjamin Disraeli I was myself a member of the government when so beaten, and I know what Lord Liverpool said the next morning. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

Anthony Trollope That’s why I mean to be member of Polpenno and to send Mr Carbottle back to London. Carbottle probably doesn’t want to cut anybody’s head off. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

The Assistant Commissioner, as though he were a member of the criminal classes, lingered out of sight, awaiting his return. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

Jack London The life of only one member was demanded, which was a remoter interest than their lives, and in the end they were content to pay the toll. The Call of the Wild by Jack London [1903]

Anthony Trollope Oh, yes, he knew London well; had known it these twenty years; had been for fifteen years a member of the Travellers’; he liked everything English, except hunting. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope His qualifications as member of Parliament for Tankerville were somewhat roughly treated. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Edgar Rice Burroughs Today it was the killing of a giant ape, a member of another tribe, and as the people of Kerchak entered the arena two mighty bulls were seen bearing the body of the vanquished between them. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

John Galsworthy Then if you could rope in a member of the Royal Family to head it — the trick would be done. Swan Song by John Galsworthy

I was a good shot with the rifle, could ride well, and was a somewhat bored member of the chief dramatic society of the city. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

Anatole France The Bellemes, advocates in the time of Louis XV, elevated the Jacobin origins of the Martins. The second Count Martin was a member of all the Assemblies until his death in 1881. The Red Lily by Anatole France [1894]

Anthony Trollope But Fame begets envy, and there were some who said that the member for Tankerville had injured his prospects with his party. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Robert Louis Stevenson He was the only unhappy member of the party that sat down that night to supper. The Treasure of Franchard by Robert Louis Stevenson

Edward Bellamy Every man, however solitary may seem his occupation, is a member of a vast industrial partnership, as large as the nation, as large as humanity. Looking Backward From 2000 to 1887 by Edward Bellamy

He was one of the founders of the Palestine Exploration Fund, and was a member of the first School Board for London (1870). A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

Robert Green Ingersoll So he wrote the life of Julius Caesar, that he might become a member of the French academy. On Skulls by Robert Green Ingersoll

Wilkie Collins I could honestly congratulate her, when I heard that she was established at the farm as a member of the family. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Dressed differently, he might have been either a reporter or an automobile salesman — or a member of Jones’s own club. Nightmare! by Francis Stevens

Charles Dickens Then, there was the canvass, representin the picter of the Wild Indian a scalpin a member of some foreign nation. Going into Society by Charles Dickens [1858]

Your counsel urged that you were a gentleman, a member of the British aristocracy, and therefore deserved consideration. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

George Gissing One is free there; a member of the family whenever one likes; domesticated; all that’s respectable; and only a few steps away, the bachelor snuggery, with all that’s——. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Edgar Allan Poe We shall thus frown down all conspiracies to foist inanity upon the public consideration at the obvious expense of every man of talent who is not a member of a clique in power. Criticism by Edgar Allan Poe

Arnold Bennett Not only was he not the treasurer of the District Additional Chapels Fund, but he had practically ceased to be a member of the congregation. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

R. D. Blackmore I have a most conceited man against me; no member at all of our honored profession; but rather inclined to make light of us. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

George Elio Knowing your tenderness for that member of the fair sex, I thought you might find it impossible to deny her. Janet’s Repentance by George Elio

Jules Verne Was it to nominate some high official — a governor or member of Congress? It was not improbable, so agitated was the multitude before them. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne [1873]

Thomas Wolfe I was editor of the college newspaper, and I wrote stories and poems for our literary magazine, The Burr, of which I was also a member of the editorial staff. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

McNair, Cottman, and I had dinner at a little restaurant near the station and by cautious questioning discovered that the restaurant — keeper was a C.N.T. member and friendly. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

E. Phillips Oppenheim On the other hand any member or members of the Pact may make war against any nation outside the Pact without breaking their covenant. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Maria Edgeworth My father was not only a member of parliament, but a man of some consequence with his party. Harrington by Maria Edgeworth

Wilkie Collins As a member of parliament, he set an example which might have been followed with advantage by many of his colleagues. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

Henry James He might wonder why she didn’t marry the member for Harsh if the subject had pressingly come up between them; but he wondered still more why Nick didn’t marry that gentleman’s great backer. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

Wilkie Collins The member of Parliament to whom she had applied has chosen a secretary possessed of political influence. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Sinclair Lewis She became a member of an informal art association consisting of herself, Janet, Eddie Barnes, and Harry McPherson, Janet’s chief suitor. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

Nathaniel Hawthorne In 1789, he was elected to the state legislature and retained that position for thirteen successive years, until chosen a member of the council. Life of Franklin Pierce by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

Arthur Conan Doyle I am no police spy, as you seem to suspect; nor, on the other hand, have I the honour to be a member of your association. A Night Among the Nihilists by Arthur Conan Doyle

In 1819 he was asked to be a member of a committee of very eminent men, including Canning and Mackintosh, which was to investigate the question, and he was elected chairman of it. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

George Meredith Each member of the other party is blind on her own account. The House on the Beach by George Meredith [1877]

Indeed, a member of his congregation was heard to say in the churchyard one Sunday morning: ‘A sermon like that makes you feel two inches taller. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Karakhan, member of the Bolshevik Central Committee, simply grinned. Ten Days That Shook the World by John Reed

Wilkie Collins The doctor who is not honest enough to confess it when he is puzzled, is a well-known member of the medical profession in all countries. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

A member of the Saraceni family at Vicenza, finding that a beautiful widow did not favour him, scribbled filthy pictures over the door. Poems and Fragments by Catullus

Sinclair Lewis And if she did prove kind — She was a member of his church, and she was talkative. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

Charles Dickens Every member pays a halfpenny a week. Contributions to All the Year Round by Charles Dickens [1859]

The Regent’s Park, sir, as I need hardly tell you, is a most quiet and soothing neighbourhood—” And then a member of the general public gave a loud guffaw. The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

Walter Besant As a Christian, and a member of the congregation of Mr. — But never mind — you are hungry now, and wish to eat. The Case of Mr Lucraft by Walter Besant [1886]

Washington Irving He had since been repeatedly a member of parliament, and had always distinguished himself by learning, taste, active benevolence, and high Tory principles. The Life of Oliver Goldsmith by Washington Irving [1840]

He was a member of the quiet household again, subservient to his mistress in everything. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

Catherine di Medicis was not the only member of her illustrious house who entertained astrologers. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

George Gissing His attempt to become a member of Society (with a capital) was proving itself a failure. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

George Gissing That is over; in a few days my position as a member of the firm will be assured. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Olaf Stapledon The woman on the rock would certainly have surprised you, for she is a member of one of our most recent generations, whose skin and flesh are darkly translucent. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Anthony Trollope And yet there was nothing amiss about Mr Traffick. He was very much like an ordinary hard-working member of the House of Commons, over perhaps rather than under forty years of age. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

Not familiarly, but kindly; not as a friend, but as a member of the household whom she met every day at table, and who, as she or any one else could see, was none too happy or hopeful. The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green

Theodore Dreiser I am now a member of the New York and Philadelphia exchanges. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Arnold Bennett But with his fellow-lodgers his airs of importance as a member of the editorial staff of the Debats were comical in their ingenuousness. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

James Anthony Froude Some member of the congregation heard of it. Bunyan by James Anthony Froude [1880]

You are not the individual you think; you are a member of society, and you live by it; you are a member of my household, and you live by it. Demi-Gods by James Stephens

Thomas Hardy The member alluded to was a respectable churchwarden, with a sly chink to one eyelid — possibly the result of an accident — and a regular attendant at the Club meetings. A Group of Noble Dames by Thomas Hardy [1891]

Anthony Trollope But he liked Mr Finn both as a man and a member of his party, and was always satisfied to have him as a guest. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

E. T. A. Hoffmann He is alleged to have been taken prisoner by a band, and to have become a member of the troop. Signor Formica by E. T. A. Hoffmann [1820]

Wilkie Collins If you had proposed to me to look after the new member of your family there, I should have felt it my duty to myself to have refused. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Wilkie Collins This slippery lover of mine tells me to defer writing to his father, and gives no reason for offering that strange advice to the young lady who is soon to be a member of the family. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

F. Scott Fitzgerald So his father sent him up to Connecticut to take examinations for entrance to Yale College. Benjamin passed his examination and became a member of the freshman class. Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Anthony Trollope The whole address was written by the franking member himself, and not much was sent in this way that was bulky. North America by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope I did not know then how very much good work may be done by a member of the Civil Service who will show himself capable of doing it. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

After his return he entered Parliament in 1813 as member for Nairnshire, and attained a considerable reputation as a forcible and informing speaker on questions of criminal law and general politics. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

Henry James Reggie had gone on to a “squash” somewhere, and she had returned in her eagerness to the third member of their party. The Siege of London by Henry James [1883]

Elizabeth Gaskell In fact, there are evils attending all professions — I couldn’t bring myself to become a member of any I’ve ever heard of. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

Wilkie Collins I took the liberty of examining “Jicks’s” pinafore, and discovered the mark in one corner:—“Selina Finch.” Exactly as I had supposed, here was a member of Mrs. Finch’s numerous family. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Sarah Orne Jewett She was a member of the church, and might wish to have him consider her spiritual state. The Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett [1896]

Jean-Jacques Rousseau Again, every malefactor, by attacking social rights, becomes on forfeit a rebel and a traitor to his country; by violating its laws be ceases to be a member of it; he even makes war upon it. The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Jack London Her husband was a fitter and a member of the Engineers’ Union. That he was a poor engineer was evidenced by his inability to get regular employment. The People of the Abyss by Jack London [1903]

An anecdote was related to us this morning, by a member of the cabinet, a striking one amongst the innumerable instances of fortune’s caprices. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Jack London A member who failed to complete his number committed suicide. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

Edgar Rice Burroughs Carefully she drew up the wounded member to insinuate it gently beyond the tight pressing bars. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

Jaikie, who as a member of the Cambridge A.D.C. knew something about making up, did not overdo it. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

James Payn Every member of this household must learn at once that you are Walter’s wife; but not till you have gone—for Richard’s sake. Mirk Abbey by James Payn [1866]

Robert Green Ingersoll So he wrote the life of Julius Caesar, that he might become a member of the French Academy. The emperors, the kings, the popes, no longer tower above their fellows. The Ghosts and other lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Gertrude Stein Then he would suddenly re, member the spanish war and he became very spanish and very bitter and Spain and America in their persons could say very bitter things about each other’s country. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

D. H. Lawrence Every member was asked to take part in the debates, and a memorandum was kept of each meeting. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Baldwin Spencer It does not at all follow, that, because a man forms a member of a party which captures a woman, he is therefore allowed to have access to her. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Jules Verne Phileas Fogg was a member of the Reform, and that was all. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne [1873]

Individually, no member of the Party owns anything, except petty personal belongings. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

The only other member of the family was a younger sister, also highly gifted, who was the sympathetic companion of his later years. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

Edith Wharton It was the kind of room in which no member of the family is likely to be found except after dinner or after death. The Descent of Man and other stories by Edith Wharton [1903]

Every member of our family who dies, or takes his death-sickness, at Drumgunniol, is sure to see the white cat, and no one of us who sees it need hope for long life after. The White Cat of Drumgunniol by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Arthur Conan Doyle It is supposed to be for the protection of the public and yet no member of the public has ever been known to complain. The Land of Mist by Arthur Conan Doyle [1926]

A grown man and a member of a serious profession, too! You ought to know better. The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman [1911]

George Meredith I cannot endure to lose a member of my household—not under any circumstances; and a change of feeling toward me on the part of any of my friends because of marriage, I think hard. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

We have a member of our London branch who can draw pieces of paper to him across a table by a sheer effort of will. The Tragedy of the Silver Moon by Arthur Gask [1940]

Thomas Paine Civil rights are those which appertain to man in right of his being a member of society. The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine [1791]

Robert Louis Stevenson He was a member of Harrington’s Club till its dissolution, and of the Royal Society before it had received the name. Familiar Studies of Men and Books by Robert Louis Stevenson

At the meeting of December 2d, an officer and some sailors entered the Nicolai Hall while a member was speaking, and ordered the members to leave, or force would be used. Ten Days That Shook the World by John Reed

Wilkie Collins The two gave and took blows which would have stunned — possibly have killed — any civilized member of the community. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Anthony Trollope Mr. Disraeli passed his Reform Bill, by the help of the Liberal member for Newark, and the summoning of a new Parliament was postponed till the next year. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Anthony Trollope The storming of the Tuilleries, and the imprisonment of Louis, completely destroyed their body as a club; but the energy of each separate member was raised to the highest pitch. La Vendée by Anthony Trollope

There were to be thirteen members; the club was to meet once a month; lots were to be drawn; whoever drew the lot was to kill someone, not a member of the club, within the month. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

Theodore Dreiser And why not? Was not the celebrated Edward Butler’s daughter a woman grown, capable of regulating her own affairs, and welcome, of course, as the honored member of so important a family. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

As to the dinner, if any man more than another could be held responsible for that, it was a member known amongst us by the name of Toad-in-the-hole. Murder considered as one of the Fine Arts by Thomas de Quincey [1827]

George Gissing They had recently engaged a nursery-governess, her name Pauline Smith; a girl of fair education and gentle breeding, who lived as a member of the family. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Anthony Trollope The powers and prowess of every individual member had been put to the test. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

E. Phillips Oppenheim I told him that as a member of a friendly nation living in England, I could not agree to a confidential interview with anyone whose country was on strained relations with the Court of St. James’s. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

Jonathan Swif When he settled in London he became the centre of a Christ Church set, a strong adherent of Harley’s party, and a member of Swift’s “club. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

William Makepeace Thackeray Neither member of the new partnership has the capital of affection and kindly feeling, or can even afford the time that is requisite for the establishment of the new firm. George Cruikshank by William Makepeace Thackeray [1840]

Anthony Trollope No member of Parliament will ever be punished for bribery as for a crime till members of Parliament generally look upon bribery as a crime. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

I was not at the banquet myself, but a member took Raffles, who told me all about it that very night. The Amateur Cracksman by E. W. Hornung [1899]

Anthony Trollope All the sisters felt that an injury had been done to them by Lucy. It was only on Sundays that their dinner-table was graced by the male member of the family, and now he was driven away. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Henry Adams Gradually he aspired to become a gentleman; just a member of society like the rest. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

John Galsworthy Soames, who was sole executor, took charge of all arrangements, and in due course sent out the following invitation to every male member of the family: To. . The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

And every “comedy” member of a trick-riding team looked just like Tony.” “So they did!” Bee said, delighted. Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey

Wilkie Collins But no — the hospitable impulse was the uppermost impulse in the old servant’s mind, when a member of the family appeared (no matter how!) as a visitor at the house. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

She became a member of my household upon the fourteenth of May, in the year fifty-six. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Jack London After a while he said: “We have with us a member of the working class. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

Radclyffe Hall And of course I should feel much happier about you if I knew that you were living with a member of the family. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

D. H. Lawrence And then one had to realize that he was a member of a big, old empire, fallen into a sort of epicureanism, and a little bitter. The Captain’s Doll by D. H. Lawrence

I am a member of the medical profession, Mr. Millard, and I assure you that during the past fortnight I have almost feared for my friend’s reason. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

A member of the reigning dynasty in letters and life. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

He, though a member of the expedition, had no vote, and if he had the votes would have stood three to one—majority, two against him. The Spanish Nun by Thomas De Quincey [1847]

He appears to have been a schoolmaster, perhaps in the Benedictine Convent, at Dunfermline, and was a member of the University of Glasgow in 1462. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

Willa Cather But I am afraid I won’t marry him, — because you are the member of the family I have always admired. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

Anthony Trollope Of course a member of Parliament is too busy to write letters. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Walter Besant Lord Derwentwater may remain his Sovereign’s private friend, but can never become a member of his Government. It is to you, Tom, and such as you, that the King must turn’. Dorothy Forster by Walter Besant [1884]

Indeed, I was very sure, from certain indications, that more than one member of the family could be seen in the small room connecting with the large one in which we witnesses sat with the jury. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green

He had been a member of the City of London Club for nearly fifty years. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

Rudyard Kipling Then Pallant, shocked and pained: ‘I can only express my profound surprise that in response to my simple question the honourable member should have thought fit to indulge in a personal attack. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

Wilkie Collins The farm had been overwhelmed, and every member of the household had perished. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Karl Philipp Moritz This is the only instance in which a member of the British parliament seems to read his speeches. Travels in England in 1782 by Karl Philipp Moritz

Edgar Rice Burroughs She was a member of the dominant race of Pellucidar. By a strange freak of evolution her kind had first developed the power of reason in that world of anomalies. Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1923]

George Gissing His parcel under his arm, he entered the ground-floor office, and desired to see that member of the firm with whom he had previously had personal relations. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

George Eliot We Florentines hold no man a member of an Art till he has shown his skill and been matriculated: and no man is matriculated to the art of life till he has been well tempted. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

Charles Dickens The bill-sticking clause was got into the Police Act by a member of Parliament that employed me at his election. Reprinted Pieces by Charles Dickens [1850]

Edith Wharton Mr. Gryce was undoubtedly enjoying Bellomont. He liked the ease and glitter of the life, and the lustre conferred on him by being a member of this group of rich and conspicuous people. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

Sinclair Lewis Every member of the Bunch was expected to telephone to every other member at least once a week. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

Edith Wharton He was not only the youngest and most recent member of the firm, but the one who had so far added least to the volume of its business. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

Tobias Smolle He is a member of parliament, and a retainer to the court; and his whole conversation turns upon the virtues and perfections of the ministers, who are his patrons. The Expedition of Humphry Clinker by Tobias Smolle

H. Rider Haggard I do not love you, and I had rather become the wife of a crossing-sweeper that I loved, than that of a member of the government for whom I have every respect, but no affection. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

Charles Dickens It is not much to her credit, for he was a bad enough member of a bad family. A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens [1852]

His next appointment was that of a member of Council of Bengal, which he held from 1773–80. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

Henry James But perhaps he won’t have me — as I’m not a member of Parliament.” “It’s my sister, rather, who has got him in. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

The brigade was doing no good with its one hose, although each member did his best. The Crowned Skull by Fergus Hume

Robert Louis Stevenson He remembered a Proudfoot he had seen at school, not known: a little, whey-faced urchin, the despicable member of some lower class. The Misadventures of John Nicholson by Robert Louis Stevenson

She, to give her individuality fair play, took up all manner of philanthropic work and became a member of various rescuing and reforming societies patronized or presided over by ladies of title. Tales of Unrest by Joseph Conrad [1898]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I am a member of one of the oldest established and best known firms of merchants in the City. I have had large dealings with the Admiralty. They owe me, at the moment, over two million pounds. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

Thomas Hardy If a member of the household appeared at the door it was with a countenance of abstraction and concern. A Changed Man by Thomas Hardy [1913]

Wilkie Collins A member of Mr. Gracedieu’s congregation, his pew in the chapel was so situated as to give him a view of the minister’s daughters occupying their pew. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

The spokesman of such an organization is at the outset a servant and representative of the organization, rather than a member of a special priestly class and the spokesman of a divine master. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

Anthony Trollope The two chambers were ugly, convenient rooms, arranged very much after the fashion of the halls of Congress at Washington. Each member had his own desk and his own chair. North America by Anthony Trollope

Arthur Conan Doyle I observed that many of them cast haughty and inquiring glances round them, in the pauses between the dishes, as though each marvelled how he came to be a member of so motley a crew. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

Benjamin Disraeli The Baron, who had once been a member of the diplomatic corps, and now lived in England, by choice, on his pension and private fortune, received them with marked courtesy. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

A momentary hush passed over the group of people round the chairs as they saw the black overalls of an Inner Party member approaching. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

The ‘London mob had caught a member of the upper classes on the hop, and they took care to keep him hopping. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell [1937]

And they are expecting with no small anxiety the arrival of the new member of the firm!” Christobal coloured with gratification. Her Father’s Name by Florence Marryat [1878]

Anthony Trollope And pray remember this, Lord Silverbridge; — there is no member sitting on our side of the House, and I need hardly say on the other, whom I would go farther to oblige than your father’s son. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

William Makepeace Thackeray I hope in the course of the above little pause, every single member of a club who reads this has profited by the perusal. Mens Wives by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

With a member of the family being elected — or not — for a seat in Parliament, I’m not the one to want dessert. The Imperialist by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1904]

I say, Dick, Medina must have a pretty strong pull here to be a member of the Thursday. Though I says it as shouldn’t, it’s a show most people would give their right hand to be in. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

Olaf Stapledon The propaganda meetings organized by the dervishes were often frustrated by some obscure member of the audience who challenged the speaker to compete with him in an ordeal by torture. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

George Meredith I suppose it’s the habit of those fellows to attack a whole family where one member of it offends them. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

His breeding at home, at school, at college, was that of a member of the Established Church, but of the Puritan and Calvinistic, not of the Laudian and Arminian, party within its pale. Milton by Mark Pattison [1879]

Henry Lawson At a late hour on Saturday night a member of our staff saw a man walking slowly along the river bank, but it was too dark to identify the person. While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson

Edgar Allan Poe However this may be, the facts are clear, and no member of our party betrayed any very particular trepidation, or seemed to consider that any thing had gone very especially wrong. Tales of Science by Edgar Allan Poe

William Hope Hodgson This stranger, part Chinese, part negro and part other things, was a member of the same brotherhood to which I belong. Captain Gault by William Hope Hodgson

It isn’t often a member of the House goes to the bad like that. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

A Party member is required to have not only the right opinions, but the right instincts. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

Wilkie Collins Another member of the family appeared on the stairs — Miss Garth, the governess. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Unprofessional as it is, I will tell you why I, a member of the police force, dare enter the house of such a man as you are, and put him the questions I have concerning his domestic affairs. A Strange Disappearance by Anna Katharine Green

You will receive a moderate salary, and will be treated as a member of the family. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Anthony Trollope I will allude to a charge made against one member of the cabinet, because the circumstances of the case were all acknowledged and proved. North America by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope His treatment from Sir Simon Slope was all that was due from a Solicitor-General to a distinguished peer who was a member of the same Government as himself. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Benjamin Disraeli He was resolved she should not feel he was annoyed by her not having been a member of his congregation in the morning. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

Wilkie Collins There may still be living one member of my late brother’s family, whose voice would, I feel sure, be raised against me for what I have done. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

Anthony Trollope It is not a bad thing to be son-inlaw to a potent earl, member of Parliament for a county, and a possessor of a fine old English seat, and a fine old English fortune. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing Let him once be a member of the Church militant, and his heart would go with many a stroke against that democratic movement which desired, among other things, the Church’s abolition. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Oscar Wilde He is probably a member of the aristocracy. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

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]

Theodore Dreiser She was without any notable experience in social life, except such as had come to the Wiggin family, of which she was a memberrelatives and a few neighborhood friends visiting. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Olaf Stapledon Thus when I perceive a pear, a certain coloured shape enters into the system which is my mind; but it is also a member of the physical system which constitutes the pear. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Since then I have of course had the Hurlstone estate to manage, and as I am member for my district as well, my life has been a busy one. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

Isaac Angelus, a member of the same family, took up arms against the usurper, and having defeated and captured him in a pitched battle, had him put to death. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]