Phrases with "mighty"

H. Rider Haggard Grimly they hugged and strove: forsooth it was a mighty sight to see. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

James Anthony Froude Yet, in the midst of all that hurry, I heard Mr. Bunyan both preach and pray with that mighty spirit of faith and plerophory of Divine assistance, that he made me stand and wonder. Bunyan by James Anthony Froude [1880]

Abraham Merri His hand was caught in a mighty grip; Rador, eyes blazing, stood beside him. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

Anthony Trollope And now, had I the pen of a mighty poet, would I sing in epic verse the noble wrath of the archdeacon. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

His fury thus appeas’d, he puts to land; The ghosts forsake their seats at his command: He clears the deck, receives the mighty freight; The leaky vessel groans beneath the weight. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

And bids the weak a mighty foe withstand. Petrarch’s Triumphs by Petrarch

Arthur Conan Doyle With a mighty heave Buyse picked up the barrel with the half-drowned miner inside, and hurled it clattering down the broad marble steps which led from the body of the church. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle A sunken road crossed it, but the white cleared it with a mighty spring, and again the yellow followed. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

Jules Verne But how useless was this mighty struggle of the great rivals! The inventor did not appear! He did not exist! He had never existed! It was all a monstrous pretense of the American newspapers. The Master of the World by Jules Verne [1904]

It floated as on a mighty wave. Mother by Maksim Gorky

Edgar Rice Burroughs It was the head of a mighty tandor. At the Earth’s Core by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1914]

And in a mighty chair beside this table was King Gorice XII., robed in his conjuring robe of black and gold, resting his cheek on his hand that was lean as an eagle’s claw. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

Henry James The vision of wresting her from the mighty multitude set him off again, to stride through the population that would fight for her. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

George Meredith Dear to the Gods are those that do like thee A solemn duty! for the tyranny Of kings is feeble to the soul that dares Defy them to fulfil its sacred cares: And weak against a mighty will are men. Poems by George Meredith [1851]

He extended a mighty hand with a slow smile. The Crowned Skull by Fergus Hume

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]

Ivan Turgenev Ah, how brilliant that sun is! Those mighty beams breathe of eternity . The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other stories by Ivan Turgenev

Charles Dickens I’m come out of Northamptonshire, and I’m quite lonely here, for I don’t know London at all, and it’s such a mighty big town. Reprinted Pieces by Charles Dickens [1850]

H. Rider Haggard Still, thou art a mighty man, and I shall love thee as well with one eye as with two. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

Sinclair Lewis These farmers are mighty keen and up-and-coming. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Henry Kingsley Then they turned, and rode full speed: soon they heard the mighty hollow-sounding hoofs behind, that came rapidly towards them, devouring space. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

Mark Twain I stuck tight to the wall and kept mighty still, though quivery; and I wondered what them fellows would say to me if they catched me; and I tried to think what I’d better do if they did catch me. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Edgar Rice Burroughs The mighty tusker turned at the sound of his falling body, and, seeing only the easy prey of a young ape, he lowered his head and charged madly at the surprised youth. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

Andrew Lang My nearest neighbour, who is also a mighty Emperor, possesses a golden horse which he guards most carefully. The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Edith Wharton It’s mighty wholesome for a man to have a round now and then with a few facts. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

But could this mighty river with its mile-wide water be indeed the Rieben? Just beyond it, close beside it, divided only by a narrow thong of shingle, lay the sea. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

This active mind, infus’d thro’ all the space, Unites and mingles with the mighty mass. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

Henry James But they were all to be had — a little army of workers, the packers, the porters, the helpers of every sort, the men with the mighty vans. The Spoils of Poynton by Henry James [1897]

Sir Richard Burton Now when he chargeth down on you, do ye receive him upon point of pike and sharp of saber, for indeed he hath undertaken a mighty matter. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

Walter Besant But to tell him this in his present mood would be the same as to kick over the basket of eggs out of which this mighty fortune was to be made. Dorothy Forster by Walter Besant [1884]

Jules Verne It was like the sound of a mighty cataract rushing down into the mine. The Underground City by Jules Verne [1877]

Edgar Rice Burroughs Nor did the mighty beast even pause in his steady advance along the ledge. At the Earth’s Core by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1914]

Wilkie Collins He had a fine commanding voice, and a mighty resolute eye, and a grand frock-coat which buttoned beautifully up to his leather stock. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

H. Rider Haggard But Swanhild saw her and followed, coming on her as she sat watching the water thunder down the mighty cleft. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

I have felt the cold fascination of Ibsen, too, and I should be far from denying his mighty mastery, but he has never possessed me with the delight that Bjornson has. My Literary Passions by William Dean Howells

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

The wrecked train had all been slightly draped in snow; the engine alone, barely cold, lying black and grim, like some mighty giant, formidable in death. The Danvers Jewels by Mary Cholmondeley [1886]

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

With the Celts there is ever a feeling of nature as a mighty personality. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

H. Rider Haggard The great axe wheels on high and falls, and it is told of this stroke that it was so mighty that man and horse sank dead beneath it, cloven through and through. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

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]

H. G. Wells There’ll be mighty changes, be sure of that; but here I’ll stay, and make people happy — them that go by on the roads. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

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]

H. G. Wells The man pretending he’s a mighty inventor, genius, administrator and all that, and that sex is a terrible interruption. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

There was the old place, mighty little altered considering. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

The brother of King Hodbrod, lord of a land called Swarin’s Cairn, cried out to them, and asked them who was captain over that mighty army. The Story of the Volsungs by translated by William Morris and Eirikr Magnusson

There is one Mr. Newton (whom I have very oft seen), Fellow of Trinity College, that is mighty famous for his learning, being a most excellent mathematician, philosopher, divine, &c. Life of Sir Isaac Newton by N. W. Chittenden [1846]

Mark Twain Jim didn’t like the spiders, and the spiders didn’t like Jim; and so they’d lay for him, and make it mighty warm for him. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Arnold Bennett Mrs. Grant, over whose mighty breast flowed a black mantle suited to the occasion, used the word again and again as she narrated afresh for Hilda the history of the stroke. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

Andrew Lang But the best defence of the taste would be a list of the names of great collectors, a “vision of mighty book-hunters. The Library by Andrew Lang

Jack London She was still mighty shy, but she’d keep on following me about with those big eyes of hers —” “The hussy!” I heard plainly. The Red One by Jack London [1918]

Then again a trumpet was heard, but the trumpet of a mighty archangel; and then would roll away thick clouds and vapors. The Household Wreck by Thomas De Quincey [1838]

Jonathan Swif We had for dinner the fellow of that haunch of venison I sent to London; ’twas mighty fat and good, and eight people at dinner; that was bad. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

Look there!” The sky to the northward was streaked with a belt of livid green colour, above which rose a mighty black cloud, whose shape was ever changing. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

All these shall then be towns of mighty fame, Tho’ now they lie obscure, and lands without a name. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

Rudyard Kipling The man begins to wonder about the people who built all this magnificence and he says: Earth’s grasp holdeth The mighty workmen Worn away; lorn away [geworen forloren] In the grip of the grave. A Book of Words by Rudyard Kipling [1928]

H. G. Wells Something fell with a mighty smashing and splintering of boughs unheeded behind him. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

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

Jules Verne And had it been a clear day, perhaps the farmers would have seen the passage of a mighty bird of prey, some monster of the skies, which having risen from the Great Eyrie sped away toward the east. The Master of the World by Jules Verne [1904]

There was a moment in which the weight had the effect of poising before it fell; then it dropped with a mighty whack on the iron-bound head of the pile, and drove it a foot into the earth. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

Charles Dickens That of all wrongs, this was the first mighty wrong the Pestilence warned us to set right. Reprinted Pieces by Charles Dickens [1850]

George Borrow Oh, the Magyars soon showed themselves a mighty people. The Romany Rye by George Borrow

Edgar Rice Burroughs Awaiting him stood Tarzan, himself a mighty muscled animal, but his six feet of height and his great rolling sinews seemed pitifully inadequate to the ordeal which awaited them. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

E. Phillips Oppenheim They want to find out how much is true of all this mighty rearmament business that the papers have been full of. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

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]

William Makepeace Thackeray At the period when the important events occurred which have been recorded here, parties ran very high, and a mighty struggle for the vacant Speakership was about to come on. The Bedford-Row Conspiracy by William Makepeace Thackeray [1853]

William Hope Hodgson Once, I glanced back to the stars, and saw them shift, as it were, in my wake, against the mighty background of night, so vast was the speed of my passing spirit. The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson

A few steps farther, and this proves to be the curved cornice of a mighty Temple—a Temple neither ruined nor defaced, but buried to the chin in the accumulated rubbish of a score of centuries. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

I assure you I can’t sleep at night for thinking of you, Mr Legge. It’s the best a Christian can do, seeing you think so mighty little of yourself. The Miraculous Revenge by George Bernard Shaw

Jonathan Swif Lady Orkney,5 the late King’s mistress (who lives at a fine place, five miles from hence, called Cliffden6), and I, are grown mighty acquaintance. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

My son, marry not in youth, for love, which truly in that season is a mighty power, turns away the heart from study, and young children break the back of ambition. Let Loose by Mary Cholmondeley [1890]

Andrew Lang For this beast is so mighty of medicine that thereby will Aucassin be healed of his torment. Aucassin and Nicolete by Andrew Lang

Jaikie hurled himself at Charvill, and was handed off by a mighty palm. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

Victor Hugo Gwynplaine felt that vague and mighty shudder which is the vital claim of infinity. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Olaf Stapledon A mighty white upright cloud was flying overhead. Collected Stories by Olaf Stapledon

Andrew Lang Sorely tempted, he longed to give them chase; but, remembering in time that he had been bidden to look neither to the right nor to the left, with a mighty effort he turned his eyes away. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

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]

George Gissing Over the worn ledges, at other times a succession of little waterfalls, rolled in resistless fury a mighty cataract; at great rocks in mid-channel it leapt with surges like those of an angry sea. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

Edgar Rice Burroughs None other so powerful wished me, or they would have slain a mightier beast and thus have won me from Jubal. My father is not a mighty hunter. At the Earth’s Core by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1914]

But I know what I’d do, mighty quick, if it wasn’t for you, Zerrilla,” he went on relentingly. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

Algernon Blackwood And so this small item of balance we three, as a group, desired to restore was both an insignificant and a mighty act of worship. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

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]

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]

They’re a mighty uncivil lot down there. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

Daniel Defoe They tell us Scotland ’scaped the blast; No nation else have been without a taste: All Europe sure have felt the mighty shock, ‘T has been a universal stroke. The Storm by Daniel Defoe [1704]

Anthony Trollope As to that, he had expressed a mighty indifference. Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope [1865]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Is it accomplished? Return, then, in an hour or two, and seek for this mighty record of a name. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Wilkie Collins However it was, though the nurse pointed out the right bed to her, she ran in a mighty hurry to the wrong one. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Sinclair Lewis Calibree is a good man, and you’ll find his wife is a mighty brainy little woman, bright as a dollar. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

E. Phillips Oppenheim Haven was on the point of completely opening the window, in order to hear better what was going on, when he felt a couple of mighty arms around his waist. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

Down went Brien O’Brien’s head and up went his heels; then he gave a mighty wriggle and started to come up, his hands threshing like the wings of a mill. Demi-Gods by James Stephens

The sails spread wide in the cool evening wind, and the mighty ship glided away into the dusk. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

A mighty cry for vengeance went up, and without waiting for further orders they charged forth in a body and made straight for the enemy. Animal Farm by George Orwell [1944]

Henry James He trod the long dim nave, sat in the splendid choir, paused before the cluttered chapels of the east end, and the mighty monument laid upon him its spell. The Ambassadors by Henry James [1903]

It’s mighty low down, all the same,” muttered, Ricardo obstinately. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

The boatswain tried to explain; the sounds of a great scuffle surprised them: and the mighty shocks, reverberating awfully in the black bunker, kept them in mind of their danger. Typhoon by Joseph Conrad [1902]

But it’s mighty plain you don’t remember me! That’s not much of a compliment any way you look at it. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]

Washington Irving Upon this the owl put on a mighty self-important look. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

The earth, which is ever creating, gave a mighty sigh. In the World by Maksim Gorky

Edith Wharton But he could at least declare himself for or against the mighty impulse which was behind them. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

Algernon Blackwood They would be absorbed into the vortex, mere corpuscles pressed into the service of this sphere of action of a mighty Body. . Sand by Algernon Blackwood [1912]

He felt that he could not bear that last betrayal, for he would never have courage to repeat this mighty act of decision. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

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

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]

Mark Twain THE reader may rest satisfied that Tom’s and Huck’s windfall made a mighty stir in the poor little village of St. Petersburg. So vast a sum, all in actual cash, seemed next to incredible. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain [1876]

James Joyce He fell as fall the mighty ones, Nobly undaunted to the last, And death has now united him With Erin’s heroes of the past. Dubliners by James Joyce

Algernon Blackwood They raised their faces, listening expectantly, as a roaring sound, like the passing of mighty projectiles, filled the air, far, far away, very wonderful, very forbidding. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

Thomas Hardy At every fourth beat a deep and mighty note throbbed through the air, reaching Margery’s soul with all the force of a blow. The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid by Thomas Hardy

Zona Gale Overhead, through the mighty rafters of the conical roof, the moon looked down. Romance Island by Zona Gale [1906]

Jules Verne The poor girl probably knew not that there were a sun and stars, towns and counties, a mighty universe composed of myriads of worlds. The Underground City by Jules Verne [1877]

H.P. Lovecraf And once I walked through a golden valley that led to shadowy groves and ruins, and ended in a mighty wall green with antique vines, and pierced by a little gate of bronze. Fragments by H.P. Lovecraf

The mighty Primrose League, with its overwhelming membership, was certainly not in need of another small member. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Charles Dickens Some of them were mighty neat at this, and the accomplishment was called dry dredging. Reprinted Pieces by Charles Dickens [1850]

How sorely did he atone that Lady Kriemhild railed at comely Brunhild. ’Tis not to be denied, O mighty queen, I alone am to blame for this scathful scathe. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

Leon Trotsky With a mighty force as elemental as a waterfall, he combined great gentleness, which shone in his face like a reflection of a higher spiritual culture. My Life by Leon Trotsky

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]

We’ve got Greenmantle located right enough, thanks to you, but we still know mighty little about that holy man. Greenmantle by John Buchan

Olaf Stapledon In the field an immense concourse of oat-seedlings, a mighty youth-movement, uniformed in green, hales the sun with up-stretched arms. Death into Life by Olaf Stapledon

Arthur Conan Doyle Even within the shell we were aware of the jar of the broken wires, and an instant later we were falling into the mighty gulf beneath us. The Maracot Deep by Arthur Conan Doyle [1929]

To that she had taken a mighty affection, and she did not quit till she had poured forth into the deaf ear of Jane a thousand instructions as to how the babe was to be fed, clothed, and reared. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

Thomas Wolfe It took Goethe, the strongest soul of modern times, some three and eighty years to free his mighty spirit of this last infirmity. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Men of uncommon intellect, who have grown morbid, possess this occasional power of mighty effort, into which they throw the life of many days and then are lifeless for as many more. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1850]

Charles Kingsley Eustace started back at the unexpected apparition; but a second glance showed him Amyas’s mighty bulk; and he spoke calmly — “You see, madam, I did not call without need. Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley

G. K. Chesterton And the Club of Queer Trades reigns in a great edifice hidden like a fossil in a mighty cliff of fossils. The Club of Queer Trades by G. K. Chesterton [1905]

He was of mighty stature, and yet so nobly proportioned, so exquisitely slender and graceful, that no idea of gravity or bulk went with his height. The Crock of Gold by James Stephens

Such was the sovereignty of this poet, so mighty its compass! A third fund of Shakspeare’s peculiar power lies in his teeming fertility of fine thoughts and sentiments. Shakspeare by Thomas De Quincey

Edgar Rice Burroughs From then on an offering of food was daily placed below the great tree from whence the arrows had disappeared in an effort to conciliate the mighty one. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

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

I can tell you it was a mighty hard choicewhether to stay in Baskul and get plugged, or accept a trip in your government’s aeroplane and find the bracelets waiting at the other end. Lost Horizon by James Hilton

The Kangaroo pack had gone down field with a mighty rush, and there was a scrum close to the Scottish twenty-five. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

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

H.P. Lovecraft We could see mighty stone corbels and pillars here and there, but what we saw seemed inadequate to the function performed. At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft [1931]

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

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]

That quay was then a wooden one, a fine structure of mighty piles and stringers bearing a roadway — a thing of great strength. Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad [1921]

Arthur Conan Doyle Then with one mighty effort, he called up all his strength for a single minute. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Edgar Rice Burroughs The great trees bent in unison as though pressed earthward by a mighty hand. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

He could fight as well as any king going; and lie could lie as well as any, except the King of France. He was a mighty hunter, and could read and write. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

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

George Meredith Such a squaring for the battle of spouses had never—or not in mighty London—been seen since that old fight began. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Willa Cather When a bunch of quail rise out of a cornfield they’re a mighty tempting sight, if a man likes hunting. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

E. Phillips Oppenheim One may be willing to fight,” Alexis added, with a mighty sigh. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

Outside of that, however, one would never have realised that civil war was rending mighty Russia in two, and that the train was headed into the zone of battle. Ten Days That Shook the World by John Reed

Edith Wharton This claim demolished, the stagnant current of human progress will soon burst its barriers and set with a mighty rush toward the wide ocean of truth and freedom . The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

James Joyce Ah, curse you! That’s saint Augustine. — Why will you Jews not accept our culture, our religion and our language? You are a tribe of nomad herdsmen: we are a mighty people. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

It seemed, after all, we were in time, and I drew a mighty breath. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Nathaniel Hawthorne But with their next glance they beheld an object that drew their attention even from the mighty stone. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Thomas Wolfe Drake was self-contained: the world his oyster, seas his pastures, mighty distances his wings. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Anthony Trollope Laws,—he was glad enough to come then, mighty grand as he is now. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Arthur Morrison They were a mighty bad lot, those Camorristi. Personally I’m rather surprised that you heard no more of them. The Dorrington Deed-Box by Arthur Morrison

Jonathan Swif She is grown very fat, and looks mighty well. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

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]

Edgar Rice Burroughs The man was too quick, and, ducking beneath it, himself delivered a mighty one, with clenched fist, in the pit of Kerchak’s stomach. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

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]

Elizabeth Gaskell The mighty roar of London was round them, like the sound of an unseen ocean, yet every footfall on the pavement below might be heard distinctly, in that unfrequented street. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

Maria Edgeworth This was all mighty playful and witty; but it happened that my Lord Delacour, who never had any great taste for wit, could not this unlucky morning at all relish it. Belinda. by Maria Edgeworth

Andrew Lang When he had finished his story, the wolf, who was in reality no wolf but a mighty magician, said he thought he could tell him who the thief was, and could help him to secure him. The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Algernon Blackwood The circle signified the union which, having received, enclosed the mighty forces. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

H. G. Wells Where were the mighty armies of investigators? Nothing as yet but guerilla bands that wandered in the wilderness and happened upon this or that. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

Nathaniel Hawthorne A mighty stream of people now emptied into the street, and came rolling slowly towards the church. The Snow Image and other stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1851]

Sinclair Lewis Glows at night, eh? Well sir, that must be mighty interesting. The Prodigal Parents by Sinclair Lewis

Wilkie Collins I saw the mighty vitality of the great city renewing itself in every direction; and I felt an unwonted interest in the sight. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Benjamin Disraeli I approach this mighty temple. Eastern Sketches by Benjamin Disraeli

R. D. Blackmore And he knew that he was in a mighty difficulty now, which made self-respect all the more imperative. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Sinclair Lewis When he stopped to rest he chuckled, “Guess we’re hitting it up pretty good for a couple o’ old birds, eh?” “Uh-huh,” admitted Joe. “This is a mighty pretty place. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

O thou Only One, O thou Perfect One, O thou who art eternal, who art never weak, whom no mighty one can abase; none hath dominion over the things which appertain to thee. The Book of the Dead by E. A. Wallis Budge

But here is a mighty telepathist who can read the thoughts even of a mummy. The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman [1911]

At Avelard he found Darking. He had come from the east, and reported mighty floods in the Oxford rivers. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

George Meredith Until his wife was lost to him, he believed that he had a mighty grievance against her; but as he was not wordy, and was by nature kind, it was her comfort to die and not to know it. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

Arthur Morrison Thus old Jack Randall designed to provide for the wants and infirmities of age; and the outright purchase, he argued, was a thing of mighty easy accomplishment. Tales of Mean Streets by Arthur Morrison

Henry Handel Richardson Just some of the wealthiest, too, were aware that their antecedents would not stand a close scrutiny; and thus a mighty respect was engendered in them for those who had nothing to fear. The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson

I haven’t any regrets, neither, for I’ve had a mighty deal out of life. Greenmantle by John Buchan

Thus died this mighty and worthy Ercules. Lo! who may truste fortune eny throwe? For he that folweth al this world of press, Ere he be war, is oft y-layd ful lowe. Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales for the Modern Reader by prepared & edited by Arthur Burrell MA

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

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. American Notes by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Radclyffe Hall God, how can I work if you will go on coughing!’ She would slouch co the piano and play mighty chords, pressing down the loud pedal to drown that coughing. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

Washington Irving The old gentleman’s whole countenance beamed with a serene look of indwelling delight, as he stirred this mighty bowl. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

Edgar Allan Poe The invocation, Roar, raging torrent! and thou, mighty river, Pour thy white foam on the valley below! Frown ye dark mountains, &c. Criticism by Edgar Allan Poe

Immediately after, I fired both barrels of the rifle; and as the reports rang out and the smoke cleared away, I heard a mighty murmur, and once more beheld all prostrate. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

Jonathan Swif We had a mighty full Court to-day. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

H. G. Wells Three legs and a body like ’luminium, with a mighty great head in a hood, sir. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells [1898]

Firmly thou shalt all maintain, mighty strength with mood of wisdom. Beowulf by translated by Francis Gummere

Algernon Blackwood This seemed the mighty call that thundered through him, fire and wind merely the agencies with which he, in particular, knew instinctively his duties lay. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Abraham Merri And as we stood the Akka brought to us that other mighty fighter, Rador; but in him there was life, and we attended to him there as best we could. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

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]

Though, for the moment, she may seem torpid, it needs but a breath to fan the smouldering embers into a mighty blaze which will light the world, and herald in the brightness of the eternal dawn. A Second Coming by Richard Marsh [1900]

Arthur Conan Doyle It was a mighty consolation to us all to know that you were runnin’ loose and had the archives in your keepin’. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

Henry Kingsley A south-west wind, and above a mighty cobweb of sailless rigging. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

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

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

Well could he dress his tackle yeomanly: His arrows drooped not with feathers low, And in his hand he bare a mighty bow. Chaucer by Adolphus William Ward [1879]

He soon became a mighty power in the land; vast crowds waited on his ministrations, which were instrumental in producing a great revival of religious interest, and improved morality among the people. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

At a certain stage of this descent, a blow seemed to strike her, phosphoric radiance sprang forth from her eyeballs; and immediately a mighty theatre expanded within her brain. Suspiria de Profundis by Thomas De Quincey [1845]

Andrew Lang One day Abu Nowas came weeping into the hall of the palace where the Sultan was sitting, and said to him: ‘Oh, mighty Sultan, my wife is dead. The Crimson Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

The second Scipio next in line was seen, And he that seem’d the lure of Egypt’s queen; With many a mighty chief I there beheld, Whose valorous hand the battle’s storm repell’d. Petrarch’s Triumphs by Petrarch

He bristled up against Thorgeir, and showed mighty ill-will against him and went about scowling; when the chapmen found this out, they thought it far from safe that both should sail in one ship. The Story of Grettir the Strong by translated by William Morris and Eiríkr Magnússon [1869]

She stood alone under that mighty portico with its vast shadowy forms of winged lions in shining stone black as jet. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

Edith Wharton I took HER for a refugee too: we rescued each other!” A peal of youthful mirth shook the mighty rafters of the Lingerfield dining-room. Certain People by Edith Wharton [1930]

As Lady Vane she moved in quite a different world, the glowing, glittering world of mighty London, and everything lay at her feet. The Tragedy of the Silver Moon by Arthur Gask [1940]

Edgar Rice Burroughs Here I saw a chance to give time to Pellucidar, using this mighty clock, revolving perpetually in the heavens, to record the passage of the hours for the earth below. Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1923]