Phrases with "mighty"

In a mighty roar from the crowd they passed the judge’s box, and a great shout went up, “Dead heat, dead heat!” But no. The Secret of the Sandhills by Arthur Gask [1921]

Robert Louis Stevenson Plough-horses, mighty of limb, browse in the long stables. Collected Essays by Robert Louis Stevenson

Henry James You hide away mighty well so long as I am on the premises, I know; but I had a hope that you peeped out a little at other times. The Aspern Papers by Henry James [1888]

G. K. Chesterton The mighty people, womanlike, That have pleasure in their pain As he sang of Balder beautiful, Whom the heavens loved in vain. The Ballad of the White Horse by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

The captain’s powerful fingers then fell like a mighty trap on his little closed hand, and he was hurried off to the vessel, where he was employed in the capacity of “powder-monkey. Journal of Adventures in Somali Land by John Hanning Speke [1864]

Anyhow, Peter looked a mighty happy man. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Radclyffe Hall Against a sky of incredible blueness the Peak would gleam as though powdered with crystal — Teide, mighty mountain of snow with the heart of fire and the brow of crystal. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

Charles Kingsley Or by a mighty current? If so, the flood must have run in at the upper end, before it ran out at the lower. Science by Charles Kingsley

Edgar Rice Burroughs But deep in the minds of the apes was rooted the conviction that Tarzan was a mighty fighter and a strange creature. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

Sinclair Lewis Each of them crunched Sam’s hand and growled (only the Rhodes scholar’s growl was more feline than canine): “Certainly is a mighty great pleasure to meet you. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

Mark Twain My aunt would make me mighty sick if I lost it. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain [1876]

The story finished, the attorney turned to Colls, and said mighty coolly, “You may go. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Around them, closing them in, supporting them, were other mighty hands — his. The Greater Trumps by Charles Williams

We came in sight of the river, a mighty current full of melted snow, sweeping in noble curves through the meadowland in that uncanny dusk. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

W. W. Jacobs Something which caught her in a mighty grasp and crushed her soft face against a long, stiff beard. The Skipper’s Wooing by W. W. Jacobs [1897]

R. D. Blackmore When he opened the door, a whirl of snow flew in, and through the glitter and the flutter a great dog came reeling, and rolled upon the floor, a mighty lump of bristled whiteness. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

David Hume From these sentiments arose the Revolution, an event of mighty consequence, and the firmest foundation of British liberty. Of the Parties of Great Britain by David Hume

Charles Dickens A great cause, my lord, a mighty cause, depends on you. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

Benjamin Disraeli No, Endymion, marriage is a mighty instrument in your hands. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

James Joyce There sleep the mighty dead as in life they slept, warriors and princes of high renown. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

On the contrary, he ought to be mighty thankful to him, Ricardo, for being alive at all. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

Arthur Conan Doyle One step, two steps, three steps did the haughty Churchman take, when there was a rending crack, and he vanished with a mighty splash into the swift-flowing stream. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

Victor Hugo What she said passed over Gwynplaine like a mighty storm. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Wrote mighty dismal stuff; I have his collected works. Can Such Things Be? by Ambrose Bierce [1893]

Victor Hugo For a moment Gwynplaine was like a drunken man, so great is the shock of Hope’s mighty return. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Andrew Lang So gathering up all his strength, he gave a mighty heave, and threw the girl backwards. The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Charles Dickens At length we alighted: and then for the first time, I heard the mighty rush of water, and felt the ground tremble underneath my feet. American Notes for General Circulation by Charles Dickens [1842]

Arnold Bennett She had beguiled him into immediately spending mighty sums on a dog-cart, new harness, rugs, a driving-apron, and a fancy whip. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

Henry James Mrs. Churchley had at least a high-hung carriage drawn by the tallest horses, and in the Row she was to be seen perched on a mighty hunter. The Marriages by Henry James [1891]

It seemed to him as if the city were a mighty grave in which sinners waited for judgment. Signa by Ouida

George Gissing People seem to me to be generally either low and ignorant, or so high and mighty there’s no getting on with them at all. The Paying Guest by George Gissing [1895]

It was enough that the mighty had fallen. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Why, that dust storm was a mighty throw of Fate on my behalf! In two minutes there would have been no tracks of anyone to follow and the car wheels even, would be resting in a stretch of virgin sand. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

There’s an end of all misunderstanding and vexation, and we shall be all right at home again!’ The shake was a mighty one. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

William Makepeace Thackeray The spot of ground was now clear, and Lafayette and the pump had been consigned to some cellar, to make way for the mighty procession that was to pass over the place of their habitation. The Second Funeral of Napoleon by William Makepeace Thackeray [1841]

Ralph Waldo Emerson Such as we have seen is the wealth of England, a mighty mass, and made good in whatever details we care to explore. English Traits by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1856]

Suddenly, about a quarter of a mile from the lake, the land seemed to grow over it, and with a swirl and a hollow roar, it disappeared into a mighty pot-hole. Prester John by John Buchan

Dim in the silenced port of the city rose the masts of the galleys; along that mart of luxury and of labor was stilled the mighty hum. The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1834]

After it was all over each of us found that the other had been mighty near going up to the rail and joining the mourners. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

Arthur Conan Doyle At the same time a buzz of shouting or huzzaing could be heard, which increased and spread until it swelled into a mighty uproar. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

F. Scott Fitzgerald A party of four — Gordon, Myra, Roger Patton, and another girl — drew up beside them with a mighty jingle of bells. Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Elizabeth Gaskell It stole into life; some weeks passed over, without the mighty murmuring public discovering that three more voices were uttering their speech. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

George Borrow Of many a strange event, and of many a mighty preparation has this bay been the scene. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

Robert Louis Stevenson It lies terraced across a steep slope in the midst of mighty chestnuts. Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes by Robert Louis Stevenson

And, at any rate, we were certain of a mighty loud noise when the attack on the ship began. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

H. G. Wells I stand over the world like that mighty archangel you may have seen out there, the Guardian of the Revolution. I am frozen in the same attitude. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

Charles Dickens But he took it mighty ill that old Monsieur Mutuel in his patch of sunlight, upon whom he came as he turned, should pull off his cap to him with a look of pleased approval. Somebody’s Luggage by Charles Dickens [1862]

Washington Irving He is always a personage full of mighty care and business, but he is particularly so during this season, having so many commissions to execute in consequence of the great interchange of presents. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

Arthur Morrison It’s a mighty relief to speak truth with a man who knows — a man not rotted through with sentiment. A Child of the Jago by Arthur Morrison

Algernon Blackwood He had met half-way a mighty and magnificent Vision. Its truth and beauty remained for him enduring. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

In the second minute it trembled through many changes, growing into terraces and towers of wondrous altitude, so mighty was the pace. The Vision of Sudden Death by Thomas de Quincey

Edgar Rice Burroughs I expect he be mighty peevish when he find we ain’t got no more sense than to stay right here after he done give us the chance to get away. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

Jack London I seemed swinging in a mighty rhythm through orbit vastness. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

A mighty roar came up from the stands, and a wave of terrible but delicious excitement thrilled through me. The Secret of the Sandhills by Arthur Gask [1921]

Arthur Conan Doyle The mighty debts of each great European Power stand like so many columns of mercury, for ever rising and falling to indicate the pressure upon each. The Green Flag by Arthur Conan Doyle [1900]

Jack London It would grow into a mighty story. The People of the Abyss by Jack London [1903]

H. G. Wells There were suggestions of huge gun emplacements above there, and nearer were piles of mighty cylinders that were perhaps ammunition. The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth by H. G. Wells [1904]

Mark Twain It looked an insignificant thing to have conferred upon the world of science and mechanics such a mighty extension of their dominions as it has. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Catherine Helen Spence Then came a mighty spasm like what I could conceive death to be. A Week in the Future by Catherine Helen Spence

Edgar Rice Burroughs Then you will realize that it is mind, and not muscle, that makes the human animal greater than the mighty beasts of your jungle. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

Anthony Hope At a mighty price our task had been made easy; many might have doubted the living, none questioned the dead; suspicions which might have gathered round a throne died away at the gate of a vault. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

H. Rider Haggard It was a mighty struggle, and an awful thing to see. King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard

Charles Kingsley He rowed some three miles, till the river narrowed suddenly, and was all but covered in by the interlacing boughs of mighty trees. Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley

Henry James This was what he had done, and there was a minute during which he affected himself as having shaken it hard, flapped it with a mighty flutter, straight in front of his companion’s nose. The Ambassadors by Henry James [1903]

Gaston Leroux Meanwhile, M. Richard was bending and bowing and scraping and walking backward, just as if he had that high and mighty minister, the under-secretary for fine arts, before him. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux [1910]

Now when they saw their master laugh, the yeomen who stood around could contain themselves no longer, and a mighty shout of laughter went up from all. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood. by Written and illustrated by Howard Pyle

Her neck is as the tower of David, builded for an armory, whereon there hang 1,000 bucklers and shields of mighty men. The Commonwealth of Oceana by James Harrington

Edgar Rice Burroughs Evidently he was wrestling with a mighty problem. At the Earth’s Core by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1914]

H. G. Wells And oh, Willie, she went out yesterday morning! I said to her, ‘Nettie,’ I said to her, ‘you’re mighty fine for a morning call. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

Wilkie Collins The sun was rising, and the mighty storm-clouds of the night were parting asunder wildly over the whole eastward horizon. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

H. G. Wells The infinitely various envies, hatreds and resentments of the Have-nots were to fuse into a mighty creative drive. The New World Order by H. G. Wells

Indeed, he felt rather pleased they should be realising he was no commonplace foreigner but the mighty dictator of the country which was causing them such apprehension and fear. The Vengeance of Larose by Arthur Gask [1939]

Edgar Rice Burroughs So great was it that I thought it must be a mighty gulf until the mass of driftwood that came out upon the first ebb tide convinced me that it was the mouth of a river. Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1923]

E. Phillips Oppenheim It was so mighty a secret that they declined to share it with an ally. The Spy Paramount by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Rudyard Kipling Fortified with these directions, I proceeded till I found a mighty street, full of sumptuous buildings four and five stories high, but paved with rude cobblestones, after the fashion of the year 1. American Notes by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Here the King, borne along at full gallop by plumed steeds gorgeously caparisoned, draws his mighty bow and attacks a battlemented fortress. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Sinclair Lewis Waited. Waited a mighty long time. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

Edgar Rice Burroughs With difficulty he wriggled from beneath the great weight, and as he stood erect and gazed down upon the trophy of his skill, a mighty wave of exultation swept over him. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

William Hope Hodgson As a mighty sley in the loom of time it seemed — in a sudden fancy of mine — to be beating home the picks of the years. The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson

Arnold Bennett At long intervals he would prove, thus, that he was a mighty soul, capable of sublime deeds. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Thomas Wolfe He called Webber a man of genius, and held his name before the mighty of the earth as a pledge of what America was, and a token of where it would go. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Radclyffe Hall A kindly man but a mighty spendthrift, a paralysing kind of spendthrift; one who, having no vices on which you could lay your hand, was well-nigh impossible to check. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

Hear it, ye mighty and tremble. The Bronze Hand by Anna Katharine Green

It’s mighty nice, all of it, and there sha’n’t lie a square inch on that whole ground that my foot sha’n’t go over. Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green

H. Rider Haggard A mighty stroke that was of thine — a mighty stroke! Farewell!” Then his head fell back upon the rock and Earl Atli died. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

We had descended the Alps, and left far behind their vast forests and mighty crags. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Jack London This he did, and he quickly achieved for them a mighty contempt. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

Elizabeth Gaskell Sylvia heard the sound of the passionate rush and rebound of many waters, like the shock of mighty guns, whenever the other sound of the blustering gusty wind was lulled for an instant. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

She stood and looked at her friend, and the charity between them doubled and redoubled, so that they became almost unbearable to each other, so shy and humble was each and each so mighty and glorious. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

He took a mighty plaid and flung it over his shoulders, chose the largest and toughest of his many sticks, and set off to see wherein he could better the peril. At the Rising of the Waters by John Buchan

Marjorie Bowen Utter blackness followed upon the vivid flash, and the thunder crashed and rolled, and at last the rain came with a mighty roar. The Viper of Milan by Marjorie Bowen [1906]

Rudyard Kipling Imagine mighty green fields splattered with lime beds: all the flowers of the summer growing up to the very edge of the lime. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

R. D. Blackmore Yet even Flamborough knew that now a mighty enterprise was in hand. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

It’s a mighty complex affair, but you and he have sand enough to pull through. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Robert Louis Stevenson It’s not to be supposed that I would be any hindrance to gentlemen in your situation; that would be a singular thing!” cries he, and began to pull gold out of his pocket with a mighty red face. Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson

George Eliot And I had the mighty volume of the world before me. Impressions of Theophrastus Such by George Eliot [1878]

There we forgathered in the summer evenings and of a Saturday afternoon in winter, and told mighty tales of our prowess and flattered our silly hearts. Prester John by John Buchan

On the northern or right bank rises the mighty Harb, whose dome, single when seen from the west, here becomes a Tridactylon, splitting into three several heads. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

Behind rises the mighty sepulchre, on the building of which repose to the dead the lives of thousands had been consumed. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

Rudyard Kipling And so a cavalry escort was with us for a mile, till we got to a mighty hill strewn with moss agates, and everybody had to jump out and pant in that thin air. American Notes by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

R. D. Blackmore For this was a man who had met great beings, and faced mighty wonders in deep places; and he thought of them more than he liked to say, because he had to get his living. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

But mighty nations I prepare, to join Their arms with yours, and aid your just design. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

H. Rider Haggard Oh! Gudruda, since I was a child I have loved thee with a mighty love, and now thou art all to me. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

It’s got a mighty fine mesh, but there’s one hole in that mesh, and it’s our job to mend it. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Jonathan Swif All this news is a mighty secret; the people in general know that a peace is forwarding. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

F. Scott Fitzgerald I think it was — mighty sweet of you. Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Under any circumstances, Driven Jones was undoubtedly a mighty tower of strength when the client he was defending happened to be a crook. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

Then the stout constable struck a mighty blow; but he struck no more in all that fight, for Stutely, parrying the blow right deftly, smote the constable back again with all his might. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood. by Written and illustrated by Howard Pyle

Sinclair Lewis Hotels — awful! Oh yes, I’ll probably go over to the U.A.C. But maybe take six weeks or a couple of months in Europe, then move to Detroit. But not sell this house! Been mighty happy here. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

Robert Browning Now, love so ordered for both their sakes, A feast was held that selfsame night In the pile which the mighty shadow makes. Dramatic Romances by Robert Browning [1845]

But who the tendant pomp can tell, What mighty master of the corded shell Can sing how heaven above accordant smiled, And what bright pageantry the prospect fill’d. Petrarch’s Triumphs by Petrarch

Only hopin’ somebody hasn’t made a mighty big mistake. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

So, and for reasons resting upon the same ultimate philosophy, were the mighty architects of the Greek tragedy. Shakspeare by Thomas De Quincey

H. Rider Haggard Up rose the rest, thirty or more of them, with a mighty splashing; and, as they did so, he gave them the other barrel. Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard

Arthur Conan Doyle There it fell with mighty splash, one jagged end peaking out above the surface, while the waters bubbled and foamed with far-circling eddy. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Sinclair Lewis Besides, I’ve known Nat for years, and besides, he’s a mighty good shot and —— That’s the way it is, see? Next to Nat is Chet Dashaway. Great fellow for chinning. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Victor Hugo The gibbet, a mighty trouble in the rudiment of comprehension, nascent in his mind, still seemed to him an apparition; but a trouble overcome is strength gained, and he felt himself stronger. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Abraham Merri Yea — and rocks as mighty as those through which we came lifted up and shattered before the lids could fall over your blue eyes. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

The mighty trone, the precious tresór, The glorious sceptre and royal magestee, That hadde the king Nabúgodónosóre, With tonge scarce may descryved be. Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales for the Modern Reader by prepared & edited by Arthur Burrell MA

Algernon Blackwood The mighty shuffling of it paced the air. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

He too was the heir of a shadowy and mighty tradition! He told me, however, that he had never in his life felt so depressed and tired as in that canoe. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

Catherine Helen Spence And, of course, anything that could grapple successfully with what you rightly call the plague spot of civilisation, may have some slight drawbacks, and yet be a mighty boon to humanity. A Week in the Future by Catherine Helen Spence

Now, there were two possessions of the James Dillingham Youngs in which they both took a mighty pride. The Four Million by O. Henry [1906]

Wilkie Collins I slept as wretchedly as possible, and got up in a mighty bad humour to breakfast by myself the next morning. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

He advanced with mighty steps in his geometry, and was arrived at the very borders of infinity, but went no farther. Letters on England by Voltaire [1734]

Mark Twain It warn’t but a mighty little ways to the raft now. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Charles Dickens There is a Refreshment Room here, but —” Lamps, with a mighty serious look, gave his head a warning roll that plainly added —“but it’s a blessed circumstance for you that it’s not open. Mugby Junction by Charles Dickens [1866]

George Meredith Her view of the burgess English imaged a mighty monster behind bars, to whom we offer anything but our hand. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

Andrew Lang Towards evening the Prince heard a mighty rushing sound in the air, and when he looked up he saw thousands of eagles driving the mare before them. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Sinclair Lewis The seamstress entered a sanitarium — and was amiably forgotten by everyone for the rest of her life — and his recent enemies said of Martin, “He’s mighty smart, and right on the job. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

George Meredith Enough to profit them this way and yonder as one best can! You know the newspaper Press is a mighty engine. Celt and Saxon by George Meredith [1910]

Robert Green Ingersoll They will have to be in mighty bad luck if they ever do meaner things than you have done. On Skulls by Robert Green Ingersoll

John Galsworthy That was a mighty strong cocktail. Over the River by John Galsworthy

Some dreadful moments for the doctor followed, and with a mighty effort only, was he able to assume an appearance of equanimity. The House on the Island by Arthur Gask [1931]

You will find in his pages the humours of starving workers of the soil, the vision among the mountains of an exulting mad spirit in a mighty body, and many other visions worthy of attention. Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad [1921]

H. G. Wells They sat amidst or rested their hands upon, or stood erect among machines and weapons as mighty as themselves, and all their faces, as they came and went from visible to invisible, had steadfast eyes. The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth by H. G. Wells [1904]

H. G. Wells And while these signs of Anglo–Saxon decadence oppressed him, came Mussolini’s mighty discourse to the Italian Nation on the Eve of the General Elections of 1929. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

It was seen as a mighty conflict in which the soul of England was the stake. London in My Time by Thomas Burke

Jonathan Swif I called at night at Mr. Harley’s, who begins to walk in his room with a stick, but is mighty weak. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

Thomas Hughes The contrast of the boys’ faces would have given infinite amusement to a looker-on, the one so solemn and big with mighty purpose, the other radiant and bubbling over with fun. Tom Brown’s School Days by Thomas Hughes

Olaf Stapledon I shall describe one example of this kind of world, the greatest planet of a mighty sun. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

F. Scott Fitzgerald An’ Miz Markey she ‘pear mighty mad. All the Sad Young Men by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1926]

H. Rider Haggard He had thrown the sheepskins from his mighty chest, the bones of which stood out grimly. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

William Makepeace Thackeray Three years since the Noirbourgers underwent a mighty panic. The Kickleburys on the Rhine by William Makepeace Thackeray [1851]

A mighty copper kettle was full of a broth which from its odour had been made of various sorts of game, while another bubbled with hasty pudding. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

Abraham Merri Ah, strong, strong, mighty of will, full of craft and cunning had the Shining One become. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

Then, came a mighty crash—a sense of crushing pain—and then, darkness. The Phantom Coach by Amelia B. Edwards

H. Rider Haggard Between the neck of the pass and this snow stretched a mighty rift or chasm, with sides so sheer that no goat could have kept a footing on them. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

William Morris And so at last, when the night was far spent, and dawn was at hand, they stayed at a great and mighty gate in a huge wall. The Wood Beyond the World by William Morris [1894]

Abraham Merri A mighty mass loomed darkly in the silvery haze, its nebulous outlines cone-shaped, its top flattened. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

Between breakfast and midday there is a mighty drink. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

Thomas Love Peacock No knell on the silence of midnight was rolled For the flight of the soul of Gwenwynwyn the Bold. The brethren, unfeed, let the mighty ghost pass, Without praying a prayer, or intoning a mass. Crotchet Castle by Thomas Love Peacock

George Meredith Not unappeased was He who smites the waves, When to his stormy ears the warrior’s vow Entered, and from his foamy pinnacle Tumultuous he beheld the prostrate form, And knew the mighty heart. Poems by George Meredith [1851]

Cedars of Lebanon spread their broad shadows on the velvet lawn, yews and Wellingtonias of mighty growth made an atmosphere of gloom in some parts of the grounds. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

G. K. Chesterton The mighty and numberless columns seemed to go swinging by like the huge feet of imperial elephants. A Miscellany of Men by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

F. Scott Fitzgerald The generation which numbered Bryan Dalyrimple drifted out of adolescence to a mighty fan-fare of trumpets. Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Rudyard Kipling Then with oaths and the sound of rent underwood a yoke of mighty bulls would swing down a ‘skid’ road, hauling a forty-foot log along a rudely made slide. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Abraham Merri Here Nanbu poured forth in a mighty torrent from some subterranean source. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

Intense self-concentration is, in itself, a mighty magician. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

Now it fell out that just as the tailor arrived on the scene the farmer made a mighty effort and all but swung his opponent from his feet. Comedy in the Full Moon by John Buchan

Abraham Merri From the mountainous tiers came a mighty sigh; a rippling ran through them. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

Mark Twain Take them all around, they’re a mighty ornery lot. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Sinclair Lewis I’ve started taking the Word and Way. Now there’s a mighty sound paper that don’t mince matters none, and written real elegant — just suits me. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

Then a mighty thrill surged through them, for they were in the supreme intoxication of love. The Jest of Life by Arthur Gask [1936]

Here some design a mole, while others there Lay deep foundations for a theater; From marble quarries mighty columns hew, For ornaments of scenes, and future view. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

A shabby Government Inspector, in European dress and a fez, lay smoking on a mat outside his cabin door; while from a spar overhead there hung a mighty crocodile. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Jonathan Swif Three great tables with the dessert laid in mighty figure. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

Algernon Blackwood She was a woman, one of a mighty and innumerable multitude, and collective instinct urged her irresistibly. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Then with a mighty effort mastering himself, “I pray bear with me a little,” he said. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

Mark Twain And yet he made a mighty fuss, one day, after that, when I stole a watermelon out of the nigger-patch and eat it; and he made me go and give the niggers a dime without telling them what it was for. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

What else than a natural and mighty palimpsest is the human brain? Such a palimpsest is my brain; such a palimpsest, oh reader! is yours. Suspiria de Profundis by Thomas De Quincey [1845]

Henry James The days have been magnificent — the heat of the sun tempered by a murmuring, wandering wind, the whole north a mighty ecstasy of sound and verdure, the sky a far-away vault of bended blue. A Light Man by Henry James [1869]

Richard Hakluy To the north of this place eight leagues we had a perfect hope of the passage, finding a mighty great sea passing between two lands west. Voyages in Search of The North-West Passage by Richard Hakluy

It was like a gale in a high wood, or a mighty snowslip on a mountain, with a rumbling undercurrent of thunder. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

The plume lifts from the sand, wavers, and begins to heave itself upright, the frequent pauses in the operation proving that the task is a mighty one, demanding rests. Last Leaves from Dunk Island by E. J. Banfield

Jules Verne And that very evening these hardy pioneers, encamped so far from the inhabited world, watched the mighty luminary of day touch the edges of the western horizon without dipping beneath it. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

H. G. Wells The rotunda yawned open as though some mighty hand had wrenched it in two, and through the separating halves of the roof appeared the warm glow of sunrise. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

Arthur Conan Doyle There was still a mighty noise on the distant wing, where the Prussians were pushing their way onwards, but that was two miles away. The Great Shadow by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

On the top there appeared a mighty cromlech, and here, somewhat out of breath, they halted for a few minutes. The Crowned Skull by Fergus Hume

Two hours after midnight we reached a mighty minster. The Vision of Sudden Death by Thomas de Quincey

Andrew Lang She told them that she was a king’s daughter, who had been shut up in the castle by a mighty magician. The Grey Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

William Makepeace Thackeray There heads appear, which, cloven by mighty bangs, And severed quite, on either shoulder hangs: This is the awful scene, my lords. The Irish Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

Jack London Vast it was, of so mighty a resonance that it might have proceeded from some brazen-throated monster. The Red One by Jack London [1918]

Andrew Lang This made Chil-maq drop him and try to pick up his club; but when he stooped the mighty sword shore him through at the waist. The Brown Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Now Atli became a mighty bonder, and had many with him, and was a great gatherer of household-stuff. The Story of Grettir the Strong by translated by William Morris and Eiríkr Magnússon [1869]

Jonathan Swift However, in order to deserve these mighty advantages from the States, the rest of the treaty is wholly taken up in directing what we are to do for them. On the Conduct of the Allies by Jonathan Swift [1711]

Robert Louis Stevenson Mr. Ebenezer, who was the admired and the beloved, and the spoiled one, made, no doubt, mighty certain of the victory; and when he found he had deceived himself, screamed like a peacock. Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson

Nor less admirable are the feats of the fairy Refraction. The mighty curtain seems to rise and fall as if by magic: it imitates, as it were, the framework of man. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

H. G. Wells I found several great volumes of engravings of the Vatican paintings of Raphael and Michelangelo. I pondered immensely over the mighty loveliness of these saints and sibyls and gods and goddesses. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

More or less consciously perceived, a feeling deep and strong ran through the nation that it was vain to seek expedients or delays; a mighty strife had to be fought out, which could not be evaded. The Orphan Heiress by Thomas De Quincey [1835]

Charlotte Perkins Gilman Now we were taken to see this mighty garden, and shown its methods of culture. Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1915]

Washington Irving No, sir, this affectation will not pass; it is mighty idle. The Life of Oliver Goldsmith by Washington Irving [1840]

Thomas Wolfe Upon an enormous silver trencher at one end there was a mighty roast of beef, crisply browned all over. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Well loved is he among the Demons, for he is merry of mood, and a mighty man of his hands withal when he leadeth his horsemen against the enemy. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

Mark Twain But soft you, the fair Ophelia: Ope not thy ponderous and marble jaws, But get thee to a nunnery — go! Well, the old man he liked that speech, and he mighty soon got it so he could do it first-rate. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

The fear of so mighty a calamity as the loss of our adored infant made the current of my blood pause with chilly horror; but the remembrance of the mother restored my presence of mind. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Under that distant glow, and passing from the moon to the dark and from the dark to the moon, there went all night the subdued sound of mighty creatures. The Place of the Lion by Charles Williams [1931]

And still affected by Monsieur Rambaud’s awful story she felt a mighty shudder rise from her limbs to her face. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

Jonathan Swif I hoise22 up Parnell partly to spite the envious Irish folks here, particularly Tom Leigh. I saw the Bishop of Clogher’s family to-day; Miss is mighty ill of a cold, coughs incessantly. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

Edith Wharton As if in answer, she felt a mighty clutch on the oar, a clutch that strained her arms to the breaking-point as she tried to brace her knees against the runners of the sliding floor. The Choice by Edith Wharton [1916]