Phrases with "member"

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]

G. K. Chesterton When an Irish member holds up the whole business of the House of Commons by talking of his bleeding country for five or six hours, the simple English members suppose that he is a sentimentalist. George Bernard Shaw by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

Jonathan Swif A Whig member took out the Conduct of the Allies, and read that passage about the succession with great resentment; but none seconded him. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

Anthony Trollope She felt that her husband should be by rights a member of the House of Lords; but, if not, that it was at least essential that he should have a seat in the lower chamber. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

Elizabeth Gaskell His member had been returned; his proud opponents mortified. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

Leon Trotsky At present, he is a member of Stalin’s Central Committee of the party, and one of the mainstays of the régime. My Life by Leon Trotsky

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

Anthony Trollope No member of Congress, however, can be appointed an elector. North America by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins I wrote as follows — “The man whom I pointed out to you at the Opera is a member of the Brotherhood, and has been false to his trust. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Arnold Bennett Rocco was also to be made a member of a certain famous European order, if things went right. The Grand Babylon Hotel by Arnold Bennett [1902]

He was a member of the Council, where he made himself objectionable to the authorities. A Smile of Fortune by Joseph Conrad [1911]

James Payn He reminded me that one member of the family had already made a disreputable marriage”—— “That was an ungenerous speech, and very unlike my Richard,” interposed my Lady with emphasis. Mirk Abbey by James Payn [1866]

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

Robert Louis Stevenson The condition is — that you speak with no member of my family except myself,” he added. The Master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson

Jack London Another question I will ask of the smug, cotton-wooled member of society, whose soul has never strayed to the red hells. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

Wilkie Collins I sat on his knee, and made him tell me all that I have written here about Helena. This led to our talking next of the new lady, who is to live with us as a member of the family. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Rudyard Kipling What did Mulvaney say?’ ‘That he was a member of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, anxious to “sell the poor baste where he would get something to fill out his dimples. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

In vain was she solicited to dance; in vain was the universal homage paid to her as the daughter of a member of parliament. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

Anthony Trollope A member of Parliament can be coughed down or counted out. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

We lived in an old country-place; my father was a convivial dog, a fox-hunter, a drunkard, yet in his way a fine gentleman — and a very disreputable member of society. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

Rudyard Kipling There are no princes in America — at least with crowns on their heads — but a generous-minded member of some royal family received my letter of introduction. American Notes by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

He had assaulted brutally his brother-in-law, a member of the Da Souza family — of that band of his worshippers. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Within the past year another member of his household had gone from him, but not to the grave. The Snow Image and other stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1851]

Arnold Bennett A clumsy question might enlighten a member of the class which ought never to be enlightened about one’s private affairs. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Anthony Trollope What with her necklace, and her two robberies, and her hunting, and her various lovers — two lords and a member of Parliament, my dearthere is nothing to equal her. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Benjamin Disraeli And my brother spoke to you because, when the hour arrives, I wished to see you a member of it. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

Anthony Trollope Another member of the Board was also at work upon the long table; but he was reading and signing papers at some distance from Sir Raffle, and paid no heed whatever to the scene. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

D. H. Lawrence Another, still another member of the tray-carrying department is just creeping up his ladder with a cup of black coffee. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

Tobias Smolle He perceived it was the prelude to the election of a member to represent the county in parliament, and he was seized with an eager desire to know the names and characters of the competitors. The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves by Tobias Smolle

He was always suspicious of people with big feet and could smell out, as if by instinct, a member of the Women Police who had been sent as a bogus patient to him. The Tragedy of the Silver Moon by Arthur Gask [1940]

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

In 1803 we find him what he was to be for the rest of his life — a member of Parliament, a familiar figure in high society, an insatiable gossip with a rattling tongue. Books and Characters by Lytton Strachey

Arnold Bennett The leading confectioner, a member of the Local Board, and a sidesman at St. Luke’s, he was, and had been for twenty-five years, very prominent in the town. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

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]

His wealth is unbounded, his memory marvellous, and his acquaintances of a somewhat mixed character, comprising as they do a series of persons ranging from a member of Parliament down to a larrikin. Madame Midas by Fergus Hume

Very few people know about them, but as a member of the league for protecting rare birds that information would be at his disposal. Beasts and Super-Beasts by Saki

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]

I am not a member of his church; and even if I were, he would have had no right to speak so to me. Annie Kilburn by William Dean Howells

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]

Vsevolod Krestovsky When all his money was gone, there was nothing left for Bodlevski but to enroll himself a member of the company which had so successfully accomplished the transfer of his funds to their own pockets. Knights of Industry by Vsevolod Krestovsky

George Gissing He’s heart and soul in this work of ours, I assure you, and he’d feel proud if he was made a member of the club. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

You — a member of a starving proletariat — never! You — a desperate socialist or anarchist — which is it?” “Anarchist,” stated Mr Verloc in a deadened tone. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

Rudyard Kipling Presently, a member of her group suggested going to bed. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

H. G. Wells You brought the stranger into your family; you made it a member of your group. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

George Gissing The prospectus could show some respectable names: one or two Irish lords, a member of Parliament, some known capitalists. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Arthur Machen It is directed that “every member is to pay one guinea a year towards having a good Cook,” and it was not till 1775 that this guinea became ten and of general application. Dreads and Drolls by Arthur Machen

George Eliot Every member was anxious to prove that he had never liked Freely, as he called himself. Brother Jacob by George Eliot [1864]

Of course, there was Marcus Penn, who was a member and knew everything; but he would not speak, since he also ran a risk of death should he betray too much. The Mystery Queen by Fergus Hume

George Meredith The old-fashioned building of the powdered hair counselled me to add, ‘Who was she?’ Captain DeWitt, though a member of the Club, seemed unable to inform me. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

He was not irreligious, though a member of no sect; but his religion could not be that of one who knows how to venerate. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

Anthony Trollope A member of the House of Commons was in custody, and it had already been suggested that some action should be taken by the House as to his speedy deliverance. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

The member of the association who would bind a paper-box maiden to his conquering chariot scorned to employ Beau Brummel airs. The Four Million by O. Henry [1906]

But who are you?” “My real name is Daniel Saul.” “Ah! I thought you were a member of the family. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

Anthony Hope Sorely needing rest, she had obeyed him, having first given strict orders that no member of the household should enter the room where the two were except on an express summons. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

Charles Dickens To whom this honourable and jocular, member fraternally said one day, ‘Jem, there’s a good opening among the hard Fact fellows, and they want men. Hard Times by Charles Dickens [1854]

Olaf Stapledon It is hard to say which member of the party needed the greater courage, the President, whose race was still distasteful to the Americans, or the two American ‘traitors’. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

There were other servants, but Thomas Jefferson Pemberton, sah, was a member of “de fambly. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

John Galsworthy The Park! James and Emily! Mrs. Nicholas, or some other member of his precious family would be there very likely, prancing up and down. Indian Summer of a Forsyte by John Galsworthy

Henry James Gravener’s great objection to the actual member was that he was not one. The Coxon Fund by Henry James [1894]

Arthur Conan Doyle Little more than thirty, and a member of the Royal Society.” “I couldn’t ma. The Voice of Science by Arthur Conan Doyle

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 The member for Polpenno had died, and Frank Tregear had been invited to stand for the borough. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

Elizabeth Gaskell I were obliged to become a member for peace, else I don’t go along with ’em. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

Anthony Trollope And Everett was very dear also to a sister, who was the only other living member of this branch of the Wharton family. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

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

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]

William Makepeace Thackeray You a lady, indeed! I know your rage when they did me the honor to elect me a member of the “Poluphloisboiothalasses Club,” and I ceased consequently to dine at home. Our Street by William Makepeace Thackeray [1848]

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 He was very careful in his speech, never saying in so many words that the privilege of returning a member was his own; but his meaning was not the less clear. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

The Legation is a fine old palace, which formerly belonged to a member of the Imperial Family. The photo-graph shows the entrance to the first courtyard. Chinese Pictures by Isabella L. Bird [1900]

He was a member of the historic Assembly of 1638, when Presbyterianism was re-established in Scotland, and also of the Westminster Assembly, 1643. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

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]

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

Charles Dickens The Grand Duke has a worthier secret passage through the streets, in his black robe and hood, as a member of the Compagnia della Misericordia, which brotherhood includes all ranks of men. Pictures from Italy by Charles Dickens [1846]

Karl Philipp Moritz It is not at all uncommon to see a member lying stretched out on one of the benches while others are debating. Travels in England in 1782 by Karl Philipp Moritz

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]

Arthur Conan Doyle Each member of the committee had his own motive for making the most of his results. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

Again, it would have been a monstrous sin in that tranquil place for any one member of the congregation to disturb the devotions of the rest by entering at such a time as this. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

She heard that he was a member of the Four-in-hand Club, and turned out in splendid style at Hyde Park Corner. There was no talk yet of his going into Parliament. That was an affair of the future. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Henry Adams Although the fault lay somewhere on the Administration, and could lie nowhere else, the trail always faded and died out at the point where any member of the Administration became visible. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

I defy the ingenuity of journalists to persuade their public that any given member of the proletariat can have a personal grievance against astronomy. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

The pear can be grafted far more readily on the quince, which is ranked as a distinct genus, than on the apple, which is a member of the same genus. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

John Morley He who was full of apprehension and anger at the proposal to take away a member of Parliament from St. Michael’s or Old Sarum, had to look on while the most august monarchy in Europe was overturned. Burke by John Morley [1879]

Leon Trotsky The doctor’s elder son, Alexander, who was about 18, was then a member of the party, and a few months later led the peasant movement in the Orlov district. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Anthony Trollope Mr. Westmacott had been a member of Parliament, and was a gentleman. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

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

Henry James Extraordinary talent might make him a member of the great world!” Rowland smiled. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

Anthony Trollope Now Mr. Bertram had been a member of the Honourable Company of Fishmongers. And that was the end of the will. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

Sigmund Freud The genitals may even be represented in dreams by other parts of the body: the male member by the hand or the foot, the female genital orifice by the mouth, the ear, or even the eye. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Anthony Trollope And as a matter of course Maurice Cumming when he came up to attend to his duties as a member of the legislature took up his abode with her. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

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

John Galsworthy We’ve got a member here who knows a trick worth twenty of any played in the war — an extraordinarily valuable fellow. The White Monkey by John Galsworthy

Elizabeth Gaskell Before he came, Mr Bradshaw had pleased himself with thinking, that more unlikely things had happened than the espousal of his daughter with the member of a small borough. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

H. P. Lovecraf Ormond involves a member of a sinister secret brotherhood. Supernatural Horror in Literature by H. P. Lovecraf

A member of the House of Lords wanted to take me and train me as his secretary, and the lessee of a theatre offered to get me on to the stage. The Master Spy by Arthur Gask [1936]

He looked solid and convincing as if it were his sole mission in life to be just the ordinary uninteresting member of the force. Cloud the Smiter by Arthur Gask [1926]

Sir Walter Scott But while he expressed to Burley his acquiescence in the vote which had named him a leader among the insurgents, and a member of their council of war, it was not without a qualification. Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Oscar Wilde Willie Hughes became a member of Lord Pembroke’s company, and, perhaps in the open yard of the Red Bull Tavern, played the part of King Edward’s delicate minion. The Portrait of Mr. W. H. by Oscar Wilde [1889]

Now, the person who made that squeeze was a member of Mr. Parrish’s household, and so would have had access to Mr. Parrish’s office in his absence. Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

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]

Leon Trotsky And so Menzhinsky became the true shadow of Stalin in the GPU. After Dzerzhinsky’s death, Menzhinsky became not only the head of the GPU but a member of the Central Committee as well. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Edgar Allan Poe And even far more than this, in remedy of the defective composition, each insulated member of the fraternity will suggest the identical emendation. Tales of Natural Beauty by Edgar Allan Poe

Benjamin Disraeli He has been member for some years, and my lord has been very liberal. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

Leon Trotsky Today, Blagonravov is a member of the ruling staff of the State Political Board (“GPU”) 2, and one of the pillars of the present regime. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Then Robin took this sweet, pretty babe, clothed him all anew from top to toe in Lincoln green, and gave him a good stout bow, and so made him a member of the merry band. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood. by Written and illustrated by Howard Pyle

Wilkie Collins There are certain painful circumstances associated in his lordship’s memory with this lady, or with some member of her family. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

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]

George Eliot But then the good man so seldom had a want — except the perpetual desire, which she could never gratify, of seeing her under convictions, and fit to become a member of the church. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

David Hume Here he is as much conscious of power to command such limbs, as a man in perfect health is conscious of power to actuate any member which remains in its natural state and condition. An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding by David Hume

Anthony Trollope He lives in a small house in Green Street, and is a member of the Entomological Society. He is so strict in his attendance that it is thought that he will some day be president. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

What I want to discuss is the possibility or probability of a Chinaman — a member of the Kuen–Yuin, being here, an this moment, in the forest. The Maker of Moons by Robert W. Chambers

Anthony Trollope He was himself a member of Parliament, and therefore should speak. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

Charles Dickens Gradually there arose before me the hat, head, neckcloth, waistcoat, trousers, boots, of a member of society of about my own standing. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

Arnold Bennett Yet he was a member of the club himself. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

George Borrow This person was made captain general of Madrid. By far the most clever member of this government was Galiano, whose acquaintance I had formed shortly after my arrival. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

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

His earlier thought returned to him: probably she was not actually a member of the Thought Police, but then it was precisely the amateur spy who was the greatest danger of all. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

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

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]

Anthony Trollope In 1861 I became a member of the Garrick Club, with which institution I have since been much identified. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

John Morley A book by a member of this circle had appeared six months before, which was still the talk of the town, and against which the Government had taken the usual impotent measures of repression. Burke by John Morley [1879]

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]

George Gissing Not a distinguished man, of course; silent, as a member of Parliament, I believe, but admirable in all private relations. Sleeping Fires by George Gissing [1896]

G. K. Chesterton Perhaps he was not the only member of his family who did so. Four Faultless Felons by G. K. Chesterton [1930]

Anthony Trollope But there was a member of the family,—a connection rather,—whom no eloquence could induce to show himself either in the church or at the breakfast. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

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

As valet to a hero, and a member of the family, he may have had superior opportunities for judging. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

Gaston Leroux He was received in the best society, and was a member of some of the most exclusive clubs. Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux [1907]

Wilkie Collins What discoveries has he made? whose is the house in which we are sheltered; and how is it that no member of the family appears to welcome us? My friend relates his discoveries. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Among other committees, he was a member of that upon revolutionary pensions. Life of Franklin Pierce by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

Rudyard Kipling Perhaps, in time, I might even be a member of a Legislative Council.’ ‘Don’t speak English,’ said Lalun, bending over her sitar afresh. Soldiers Three by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Benjamin Disraeli If you had attached yourself to Lady Beaumaris, you might have been a member of parliament. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

The second photograph shows WHB (extreme left) as a member of the 1881 Sports Committee. But it was the annual theatricals with the Histrionics Society that he enjoyed most. The Bragg Family in Adelaide by John Jenkin

Radclyffe Hall To nearly every member of this younger generation was supposed to belong some particular stroke which formed an ever fruitful topic for discussion and admiration. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

Wilkie Collins Being his wife’s nephew, he most kindly received me as a member of his household. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

Ralph Waldo Emerson He was a member of the Brooks Farm Community, a welcome but rare visitor at Mr. Emerson’s house, and when he came he brought his writings, which interested his host greatly. Representative Men by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1850]

And they get children, when they use the member of man; and they bear children, when they use the member of woman. The Travels of Sir John Mandeville by John Mandeville

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]

I shall not much insist upon it, that, if they did well, Chrysippus acted amiss in suffering himself to be enrolled as a member of that city. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

Guy de Maupassan You may become a member when you please. The Magic Couch by Guy de Maupassan

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

Olaf Stapledon For instance, the revolutionary member of that crew which had died when a moth died now woke once more into individuality through the influence of other spirits of his temper. Death into Life by Olaf Stapledon

Anthony Trollope The judge talked incessantly, and so did the member of Parliament, and so also did the solicitor-general. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

Algernon Blackwood Without her presence, there was no centre, for, though not a member of the Society herself, she was the heart always of their gatherings, without which they straggled somewhat aimlessly. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

The servant who received him informed him that the member was not at the time in the building. The Red Rat’s Daughter by Guy Boothby [1899]

Anthony Trollope The old squire was then gone, and they were proud of the young member and his lady bride in spite of a little hauteur. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

Anatole France She was the widow of a member of the ‘Academie des Inscriptions’, and plumed herself upon her illustrious widowhood. The Red Lily by Anatole France [1894]

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]

Anthony Trollope He became a member of a vigorous debating society and rendered himself remarkable there for humorous energy. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

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]

In national politics, a member of the Lower House in this world, and without discernible hope of promotion in the next. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

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]

Mr. Stockleigh had been a member of the Stock Exchange, but his health failed and he retired. Breaking Down by Ellen Wood [1872]

Thomas Wolfe She had an intense concern for every member of brute creation, and when she saw dogs or horses in the streets she always seemed to notice first the animal and then the human being that it belonged to. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

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

Then you re member the Durwards? Old Lady Balcrynie used to tell me that no one of the lot could ever stand the sight of a green frock. The Far Islands by John Buchan [1899]

George Gissing And this money goes to form a fund, you see, out of which any member can have help if he really needs it. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Miles Franklin Ma is the practical member of our ménage. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

Thomas Wolfe He had not; lived, of course, with any member of his family for years, and investigation failed to disclose that he had a room anywhere. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Anthony Trollope Lord Mistletoe was a prig, but would probably be a member of the Government. Mounser Green liked Dukes, and loved a Duchess in his heart of hearts. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

Thomas Hardy Yes, I am a member of the corporation — rather an inexperienced member, some of them say. Wessex Tales by Thomas Hardy [1888]

For a moment he ceased to be a member of society with a position, a career, and a name attached to all this, like a descriptive label of some complicated compound. Tales of Unrest by Joseph Conrad [1898]

Anthony Trollope That gentleman, though a member of the Cabinet, had not been in London at the opening of the session, nor had he attended the Cabinet meetings during the recess. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

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]

Jacques Futrelle No one in the embassy, not a clerk, nor a servant, nor a member of the ambassador’s family had seen him since he left his office. Elusive Isabel by Jacques Futrelle [1909]

The candidate preferred must have distinguished himself in war, though, as in the case of the last Montezuma, he were a member of the priesthood. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Anthony Trollope The member for Mile End was doubtless sharp, but Mr. Vigil was sharper. The Three Clerks 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]

Benjamin Disraeli Ten days after the departure of the young Duke the county member died. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

Arnold Bennett In that very week the Northampton member had been committed to custody for outraging Parliament, and released. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Wilkie Collins The individual in question is not even any relation of his; but he is a member of the family, for all that; and as the first to come downstairs, he certainly merits the reward of immediate notice. Mr Wray’s Cash Box by Wilkie Collins [1852]

A Party member is expected to have no private emotions and no respites from enthusiasm. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

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

Anthony Trollope Mr Browborough, the late member for Tankerville, was tried for bribery. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

He had been a member of that famous Chamber of Deputies which, at Milan, rejected the Registration Law presented to them by Napoleon, an action of very rare occurrence in history. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

Anthony Trollope Lucy Morris is to us our own dear, dear little friend Lucy. But Mr. Greystock, who is a member of Parliament, could not marry a governess. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

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]

Mark Twain That was forty-two years ago, and I have been a member ever since. What is Man? and other essays by Mark Twain

He knew this boy Harold, and so was most likely a member of your club. The Dark Mill Stream by Arthur Gask [1947]

Anthony Trollope I remember startling the House by forbidding any member to use a phrase so revolting to the majesty of the people. The Fixed Period by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins As a beginner, and especially to a member of the family, I suppose your terms will be moderate. A Rogue’s Life by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Jack London I became a member of a section — that was in the day of the S. L. P. Then later, when the split came, I joined the local of the S. P. I was working in a livery stable in San Francisco then. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

The God of our popular Christianity is but one member of a pluralistic system. A Pluralistic Universe by William James [1909]

Then he reentered his hansom, and went along to the office of a stockbroker, called Polglaze, who was a member of ‘The Bachelors’, and in whose hands Vandeloup intended to place his business. Madame Midas by Fergus Hume

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

Arthur Machen I have known many characters myself: there was the case of the lady, a member of a wandering company of entertainers, whose sentimental and pathetic ballad usually touched all hearts at the seaside. Dreads and Drolls by Arthur Machen

Virginia Woolf Cole, it is true, had been at Eton with Horace, where he was called by the famous Walpole group “Tozhy,” but he was not a member of that group, and socially he was greatly Walpole’s inferior. The Death of the Moth and other essays by Virginia Woolf [1942]

A member of Parliament who writes verses and won’t be intimidated by Punch into not publishing them. A Daughter of To-Day by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1894]

Robert Green Ingersoll Zeus was a perfect Greek and Jove looked as though a member of the Roman senate. The Gods by Robert Green Ingersoll

Anthony Trollope Hallo, Fitzgerald! Why —;” and then the young member stopped himself, for Herbert Fitzgerald’s story was rife about London at this time. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

E. Phillips Oppenheim He tells me he’s a member at Sunning-dale. The Strange Boarders of Palace Crescent by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Helen Zimmern Nor must Buckhurst Falconer be passed over, the only member of the Falconer family who has one redeeming feature. Maria Edgeworth by Helen Zimmern

What will this poor old banker do with her? put her into a mad-house, or get her elected a member of the jockey club? With her black eyes and fifty thousand pounds, she might lead the sporting world. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Wilkie Collins He shook his fist at me; after which it obviously became my duty, as a member of a gentlemanly and peaceful profession, to leave the room. A Rogue’s Life by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Radclyffe Hall Perhaps it made you old before your time to be a member of one of the largest banking firms in England — old and prim and tidy. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

Edgar Rice Burroughs You shall become a member of my tribe. At the Earth’s Core by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1914]

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]

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

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

The face we saw before us was the countenance of a gentleman, and also of a well-to-do member of society. The Lust of Hate by Guy Boothby [1898]