Phrases with "mind"

George Meredith He called to mind the conversation at table yesterday. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

Bram Stoker One other thing must be distinctly borne in mind regarding Bisley in the first half of the sixteenth century; it was comparatively easy of access from London for those who wished to go there. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

He was very well pleased to see the serenity of his employer’s mind gradually returning. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Edith Wharton His mind reached out on all sides into the enfolding mystery, but it was everywhere impenetrable. Certain People by Edith Wharton [1930]

Arthur Conan Doyle Then I sat down upon my chair and leaned my head upon my hands, while my mind was torn by conflicting emotions. The Fate of the Evangeline by Arthur Conan Doyle

Arnold Bennett That mind would have shown itself to be greater, truer, at least, in its judgement of the capabilities of art, and more reverent to have let it alone. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Virginia Woolf I fill my mind with whatever happens to be the contents of a room or a railway carriage as one fills a fountain-pen in an inkpot. The Waves by Virginia Woolf [1931]

Anthony Trollope But he must have an intellect high soaring, a soul tuned to music, and a mind versed in nothing but great matters. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

E. F. Benson Her mind resembled a modern army attended by an air force and all appliances. Trouble for Lucia by E. F. Benson [1939]

E. F. Benson Cochrane took his mind off all else, off poor Sandie even, to abandon himself to the knowledge, the belief in the only Power that healed and lived. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

Lewis Carroll But the gentleman dressed in white paper leaned forwards and whispered in her ear, ‘Never mind what they all say, my dear, but take a return-ticket every time the train stops. Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll

Edgar Rice Burroughs In Tarzan’s clever little mind many thoughts revolved, and back of these was his divine power of reason. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

Elizabeth Gaskell I cannot forget Emily’s death-day; it becomes a more fixed, a darker, a more frequently recurring idea in my mind than ever. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

Benjamin Disraeli I moved out of your way that you might not strike me, because I have made up my mind that, if you ever strike me again, I will live with you no longer. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

H. G. Wells She took no interest any more in vigorous and complete people, but her mind concentrated upon the consolation to be found in consoling pain and distress in others. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

These are the real masters of the place — the run is theirs, not yours: you cannot bear this in mind too diligently. A First Year in Canterbury Settlement by Samuel Butler

Jack London He has a hundred millions in the steel trust, almost as much in a single western railway system, half as much in a second, and so on and on and on until the mind wearies of the cataloguing. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

But you will come — won’t you?” I had made up my mind that no Fyne of either sex would make me walk three miles (there and back to their cottage) on this fine day. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

My mind was perfectly clear, however, and my chief feeling, I remember, was one of anger that I had been hit. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

Mark Twain But you have ceased to mind the going down by this time; you are getting to light on one foot or the other with considerable certainty. What is Man? and other essays by Mark Twain

Wilkie Collins My mind was far away from the objects on which my eyes rested. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

Certainly it was in no discomfort of mind that I swung along the moonlit path to the north. Prester John by John Buchan

H. G. Wells They led Bert’s mind step by step to an agreeable state that found expression in “I’ll marry ‘ER if she don’t look out. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

The trees put you in mind of an eternal spring, with summer and autumn kindly blended into it. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

Yes, Virginie still had in mind that fight in the wash-house. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Anthony Trollope Once I made up my mind to complain within the house. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

In the agony of my mind I communicated my distress to Lord Peyton, the only person whom I dared trust with so important a secret. A Description of Millenium Hall and the Country Adjacent by Sarah Sco

Arnold Benne You will not have gone ten yards before your mind has skipped away under your very eyes and is larking round the corner with another subject. How to Live on Twenty-Four Hours a Day by Arnold Benne

Anthony Trollope From day to day his mind had changed. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

E. Phillips Oppenheim I don’t mind telling you now, but it was not the sort of thing I felt like putting on paper. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

H. Rider Haggard But when she stood there, over the giddy height, shivers ran along her body, and her mind grew dark. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

George Meredith He sets his mind on his plan, and he forgets rights and dues—everything; he must have it as his will dictates. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

His own girl, mind you! And such a crumpler as she got too! I declare she knocked a groan out of the road when she struck it!” “She doesn’t seem so much hurt?” I said. Some Experiences of an Irish R.M. by Somerville and Ross [1899]

Lady Morgan A mind so dignified—a heart so tender! and still retaining all the ardour, all the enthusiasm of youth. The Wild Irish Girl by Lady Morgan [1806]

What for want of a more definite term I must call my mind was fixed upon my own affairs, not because they were in a bad posture, but because of their fascinating holiday-promising aspect. Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad [1921]

Ralph Waldo Emerson Who cares for that, so thou gain aught wider and nobler? Never mind the taunt of Boswellism: the devotion may easily be greater than the wretched pride which is guarding its own skirts. Representative Men by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1850]

Wilkie Collins How to communicate with her secretly, in some other way, was the constant question in my mind as the days went on. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

Frances Hodgson Burnett Even in times of peace one’s vicar’s wife tells one stories in shocked whispers of ‘immorality’—though the rustic mind does not seem to regard it as particularly immoral. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Ivan Turgenev Why don’t you go to bed?” Nikolai said a few words to his brother about his state of mind and moved away. Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev

D. H. Lawrence Now, you one-mouthed fool, mind yourself and don’t obstruct me. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Whether she saw what was passing in my mind or not, I cannot say, but she replied without hesitation. The Race of Life by Guy Boothby [1906]

William Makepeace Thackeray If, besides these remembrances of home, you have a mind to read a letter from an old friend, behold here it is. Roundabout Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1860-63]

Conrad Winstanley had come to the New Forest with his mind resolved upon one of two things. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

I have put from my mind all he said, for I am convinced he was under the influence of drink at the time. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

For the sight of the house awakened in my mind such a disturbance that I feared to show myself at the door. The Forsaken Inn by Anna Katharine Green

Edmund Burke When I say that this is owing to having the change made contrary to expectation; I do not mean solely, when the mind expects. On the Sublime and Beautiful by Edmund Burke [1757]

Charles Dickens You mind your own business, and keep yourselves to yourselves. Reprinted Pieces by Charles Dickens [1850]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu I don’t mind one word he says to-night. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]

Arthur Machen Psychologically, his frame of mind was quite interesting, though he was only a schoolboy who had just had a sound thrashing for breaking rules. The Secret Glory by Arthur Machen

George Eliot Seth’s chief feeling was awe and distress at this sudden snatching away of his father’s soul; but Adam’s mind rushed back over the past in a flood of relenting and pity. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

And then when I recognised them, and the scene in my mind which I had been waiting for for weeks was shattered like a pane of glass, I became quite giddy and spoke wildly. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

Algernon Blackwood His preoccupation with other thoughts deep down was so intense, that he was probably barely polite, uttering empty phrases, with his mind elsewhere. Sand by Algernon Blackwood [1912]

I have made up my mind to be what he is — a man of honor. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Anthony Trollope I made up my mind that I would;—but it is so much easier to make up one’s mind than to do it. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

H. G. Wells But he could not get his mind off Pawkins, white in the face, and making his last speech — every sentence a beautiful opening for Hapley. He turned to fiction — and found it had no grip on him. The Stolen Bacillus and other incidents by H. G. Wells [1895]

George Gissing I have not been suffering; merely feverish and weak and unable to use my mind for anything but a daily hour or two of the lightest reading. The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft by George Gissing [1902]

I do declare, though, I would get something to break my mind on, merely as a medical precaution, just to freshen myself up, if I could find any one to do it with. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

George Gissing Is there imposed upon you some term of penance? I scarce think you have it in mind to turn monk?’ The last words, though not irreverently uttered, marked a change in Totila’s demeanour. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

Jeremy Bentham The circumstance of insanity of mind corresponds to that of bodily imperfection. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

M. R. James He was very submissive and piano about it all: ready to do just what we thought best, but clearly quite certain in his own mind that what was coming could not be averted or palliated. A Warning to the Curious and other ghost stories by M. R. James

Theodore Dreiser Yet she was unwittingly the means of first opening the flood-gates of suspicion on Aileen, thereby establishing in the latter’s mind the fact of Cowperwood’s persistent unfaithfulness. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

I thought it was so kind of him not to mind the difference of rank. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

Olaf Stapledon My mind is stored with an immense treasure, which I have gathered, bee-like, in your world, and with which I must now return to the great and fair hive whence I came. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Leon Trotsky At that time he was already working with the police, but it never entered my mind to suspect him. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Samuel Johnson He languished some years under that depression of mind which enchains the faculties without destroying them, and leaves reason the knowledge of right without the power of pursuing it. Lives of the Poets by Samuel Johnson

Elizabeth Gaskell I would not tell her no more than I would you, Mary; so she says, ‘Well, dear, you must mind this, when you’re going to fret and be low about anything — An anxious mind is never a holy mind. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

Anthony Trollope They were both Colonels.” “And then?” “Did he tell you that I went down into Mexico?” “Never mind what he told me. Dr. Wortle’s school by Anthony Trollope

Charles Dickens This discovery set my mind for a minute on a new tack altogether. The Haunted House by Charles Dickens [1859]

Elizabeth Von Arnim Nor did she mind her behaving as hostess. The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1922]

H. G. Wells She tried to think how this zig-zagging might affect her course, but the snow whirls confused her mind and a growing anxiety would not let her pause to think. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

It crept towards us, passed, and my mind was just getting easy again when it stopped. Greenmantle by John Buchan

To look original is not worth while, But be in mind a little out of style. Epigrams by Ambrose Bierce

George Gissing Will you write today?’ ‘Yes, I’ll see to it,’ said Alice. ‘Have some breakfast, will you?’ ‘Well, I don’t mind just a cup o’ coffee. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

T. E. Lawrence I knew his incapacity to create; but it was not in my mind to permit even a half-baked rising there, to spoil our future material. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

George Borrow His face brought powerfully to my mind some of those uncouth visages of saints and abbots which are occasionally seen in the niches of the walls of ruined convents. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

She paused yet a moment longer, to reflect on what step she had better take on first enforcing her claim; but her mind was full of its intention, and set upon the fulfilment. Lodore by Mary Shelley

T. E. Lawrence As usual in such circumstances my mind cleared, my senses became more acute, and I began at last to think consecutively of the Arab Revolt, as an accustomed duty to rest upon against the pain. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

George Meredith The suggestion of mountains was enough to make her mind play, and her old father and she were aware of one another without conversing in speech. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Guy de Maupassant I stood there entranced, delighted with this short and charming apparition, which brought to my mind a whole world of poetry. Friend Patience (A Way to Wealth) (L'ami Patience) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

George Meredith But Philosophy warns us on that eminence; to beware of trusting exclusively to our conductor, lest the mind of us at least be plunged back into barbarism. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

Thomas Hardy By degrees, as she sat, Felice’s mindhelped perhaps by the anticlimax of learning that her lover was unharmed after all her fright about him — grew wondrously strong in wise resolve. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

H.P. Lovecraft They had run away like rats after the threatening talk in ‘77, when people began to mind the way folks vanished now and then in the neighbourhood. The Haunter of the Dark by H.P. Lovecraft [1935]

He remembered his whole life up to his demanding his cash back of Richard Hardie; and there his reawakened mind stopped dead short. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Disengaged from every other theme, my mind dwelt on the one steady, inevitable purpose. Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield

D. H. Lawrence They sat and waited, and waited, and let the individual mind merge into a kind of collective trance. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

George Gissing She hoped Miss Derrick would not mind being left alone. The Paying Guest by George Gissing [1895]

Algernon Blackwood I searched every corner of my mind and imagination for some inkling of his meaning, but was obliged to admit that I understood nothing so far. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

H. G. Wells You don’t mind if I sort of lecture you? Or retail the obvious? I’m a professor in grain, you must remember. Star-Begotten by H. G. Wells [1937]

Her mind had been filled with images of Patrick: vague, blurred images that she strove to make clear so that she could compare them with the adult reality. Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey

There is nothing comparable in my mind to young pig with crackling. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

Anthony Trollope I’m sure you think I’ve done the right thing—don’t you? And, mind this, I shall hope to see you some day. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

H. G. Wells What did they mean to do? His mind became active. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

George Gissing Mary could not relieve her mind with interchange of suggestion and encouragement. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

Anthony Trollope Had he not been there that whip would have got into the wood, and a very different tale would then have been told in those coming years to which his mind was running away with happy thoughts. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

George Gissing I haven’t felt easy in my mind ever since he told me about it, and now I can’t take the money. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

He was just the order of neophyte to interest a worker who longs for some younger mind with which to share his developing ideas. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

Arthur Conan Doyle In truth, I was huffed with you when last we parted, but I have had you in my mind for all that. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

A sharp customer, no doubt; wants to sell a horse, I dare say, and heard I did n’t mind giving a good price for a good thing. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

M. P. Shiel I have half a mind to throw it to the devil. The Purple Cloud by M. P. Shiel [1901]

He deserved to be punished and I did not mind if he never found the wallet at all. The Beachy Head Murder by Arthur Gask [1941]

H. G. Wells In an unaccountable way Prothero’s bristling little mind seemed to have shrunken to something sleek and small. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

Henry Handel Richardson It is certainly a lesson to mind one’s own business — even when it’s a question of doing a kindness . The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

Anthony Trollope In his present frame of mind it was nothing to him who might pay the bill. Cousin Henry by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Louisa May Alcott You don’t object, I hope?” Never mind what John said, or what a very narrow escape the little bonnet had from utter ruin. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

George Gissing A great anguish of mind came upon her, but she could not shed tears; she wished to escape from her room to Harvey’s, but durst not look out into the dark passage. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

After the house-porter had opened the door Helene found herself upon the pavement, with a ringing in her ears and her mind distracted. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

He brushes aside all the many damning facts that to my mind indisputably link Peter Wacks in some ways with the murderer. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

Elizabeth Gaskell They are a powerful race both in mind and body, both for good and for evil. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

Olaf Stapledon Perhaps mind in the cosmos is not destined ever to attain to any such perfection and apotheosis. Saints and Revolutionaries by Olaf Stapledon

H. G. Wells His mind was like some insatiable corrosive, that ate into all the hidden inequalities and plastered weaknesses of accepted theories, and bit its way through every plausibility of appearance. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

Arnold Bennett His mind was elevated above the fear of consequences. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Marjorie Bowen This affair and mainly the memory of my lord’s face so wrought on my mind that I could not sleep that night and went out early for news of the duel. The Bishop of Hell by Marjorie Bowen

H. G. Wells My mind went off in a peculiar way it does from that to the idea that mustard costs a penny a tin — I bought some the other day for a ham I had. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

For example, the dramatic mind is incompatible with the epic. Goethe by Thomas De Quincey

And mind you don’t touch the walls with your hands. Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

That is how she shaped her doubts in her own mind — there was something. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Recalling his experience of last night, a doubt flashed through Colin’s mind like a flying spark. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

Charles Dickens This brought to mind her bird, her poor bird, who hung there yet. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens [1840]

George Eliot It isn’t as I mind much about getting any more money. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

Robert Louis Stevenson What kills me is the frame of mind of one of the characters; I cannot get it through. Vailima Letters by Robert Louis Stevenson

George Gissing What is to become of the poor boy, I can’t imagine! I’ve been at Sir Miles, in letters, for the last ten days, till at length he’s as good as told me to mind my own business. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

It can so warp his mind that while sane in everything else, he is stark, staring mad in that one particular. The Poisoned Goblet by Arthur Gask [1935]

His mind recognized how logical the issue was, assenting wearily as to a problem proved. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

Anthony Trollope She did do so; and woke in the morning with her mind absolutely in doubt. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Algernon Blackwood Its reality, its interpretation likewise, remained authoritative only for that expert, if unstable, mind that experienced the one and divined the other. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

In my education my father had taken the greatest precautions that my mind should be impressed with no supernatural horrors. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

In all that time he had said no word about the curious position which they occupied towards each other, and she had admired the delicacy of mind to which she ascribed this reticence. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Virginia Woolf But then her parents came in and told her to mend the stockings or mind the stew and not moon about with books and papers. A room of one’s own by Virginia Woolf [1929]

Sinclair Lewis Judge Timberlane was attentive enough, but his mind constantly slid off to a second trial that was dearer to him and more agonizing. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

Jane Austen Natural enough! — his own mind full of intrigue, that he should suspect it in others. Emma by Jane Austen [1816]

Fortunately for her peace of mind the old lady beside me was quite unconscious of the pain she had caused me, and I intended that she should remain so if necessary to the end of the chapter. The Race of Life by Guy Boothby [1906]

Anthony Trollope I made up my mind that he should marry; and there were only two to choose from. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope She was not a woman endowed with a very high mind or with very noble feelings. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

Disinclined to permit my thoughts to wander from the text, at the back of my mind a dim sensation of uneasiness, almost of resentment, because of the slight audible intrusion betrayed itself. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

But Mr. Tietkens and Gibson returning with the horses, having heard the yells, caused the natives to decamp, and relieved poor Jimmy's mind of its load of care and fear. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

For some minutes she clung to the wall; mad memories that the crisis of the last half-hour had driven from her mind returned. The Greater Trumps by Charles Williams

Andrew Lang But she bade her maid of honour cease chattering and mind her own business. The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Anthony Trollope And then he strove to recall his mind and to think of other affairs — his parish, his college, his creed — but his thoughts would revert to Mr. Slope and the Flemish chieftain. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Rudyard Kipling Then he studied the High, Low, and Middle Magic. He had promised the Lady Esclairmonde he would never go near folk in housen; so he had to make shows and shadows for his mind to chew on. Rewards and Fairies by Rudyard Kipling [1910]

Nobody knew me, and I came here as Madame Vine. I could not stay away, Archibald, forgive me!” His mind was in a whirl, his ideas had gone wool-gathering. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Arthur Conan Doyle The hunter’s mind was of a hard, unyielding nature, and the predominant idea of revenge had taken such complete possession of it that there was no room for any other emotion. A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle [1887]

But we have to bear in mind that the identity was based on the statement of Walter Green and that his evidence was hearsay evidence. Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

The inconstancy of the human mind must serve as my excuse. The Life of Petrarch by Thomas Campbell

Henry James There’s not an article in the whole shop, if you don’t mind the comparison, that strikes me as better value. Covering End by Henry James [1898]

Anthony Trollope I have written to you a cruelly long letter; but when one’s mind is full such relief is sometimes better than talking. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Stephen Lucius Gwynn The letter contained no allusion to a feeling which certainly was in Moore’s mind when he wrote the verses—namely, his dislike of the “annual stipend from the begging-box. Thomas Moore by Stephen Lucius Gwynn [1905]

Guy de Maupassan To escape them, to drive them away, to deliver his soul from this sweet and captivating dream, he directed his mind toward all imaginable ideas, all possible subjects of reflection and meditation. Strong as Death by Guy de Maupassan

His mind swung back to Madame Domino’s bill, “I suppose you knew all about this account?” he asked disagreeably. What Really Happened by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1926]

The mind has a power of accommodating itself to its situation, that you will experience in its most frightful and deplorable efficacy. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

Joseph Furphy It recalled to my mind an excellent and most characteristic pleasantry, which you may not have heard. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

I don’t mind your cruel words — I don’t mind anything if I’m wrong. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

But if the mutual charms I find By which she links you, mind to mind, They wing my shafts, I poise the darts, And strike from both, through both your hearts. The Poetical Works of Thomas Parnell by with an introduction by George Gilfillan [1855]

You’re sure you don’t mind being left?” She gave a feeble, reassuring smile. The Haunted Woman by David Lindsay [1922]

George Gissing Such a state of mind is curious, but one ends by accepting it as a fact in nature. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

George Gissing My mind has all but recovered its tone, and I am able to read, to think — I mean really to think, not to muse. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

W. H. Hudson Still even then my mind had not regained its calm; the delirious happiness I experienced was not a dress for everyday wear, but a gay, embroidered garment that would soon lose its gloss. El Ombú by W. H. Hudson [1902]

D. H. Lawrence And she wrote to him: I am very much distressed to hear of all the trouble your wife is making for you, but don’t mind it, it is only a sort of hysteria. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

Arthur Conan Doyle Bear in mind the old saying of the Company.” “What is that, Aylward?” cried several, leaning on their bows and laughing at him. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Arthur Conan Doyle One moment I had sat with my mind filled with sublime resolutions, the next I was flattened out upon the bottom of the boat, the breath dashed out of my body, and this monster pinning me down. The Adventures of Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1903]

I don’t mind a little hard work just now, and I can live upon a pound a week where another man would starve. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

Anatole France It was the peace of a mind superior to fortune; it was the frivolity of a mind prompt in resurrection. The Red Lily by Anatole France [1894]

Radclyffe Hall Joan’s mind went back to that long past Anniversary Day when her mother had worn a dress of soft grey that had made her look like a little dove. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

Images, images, he caught his mind back, abolishing them; beyond images, beyond any created shape or invented fable lay the union of the end. The Place of the Lion by Charles Williams [1931]

He cannot remember, for his mind is now in my keeping. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

H. G. Wells At present his mind was clear and calm; a bleak serenity like a clear winter sky possessed him. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

Wilkie Collins Look at my position! I had made up my mind never to see you again; I had made up my mind (if I married Eunice) to rid myself of my own miserable life when I could endure it no longer. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Guy de Maupassan M. Marin resumed: “I suppose you have come to Paris to divert your mind a little?” The good man replied: “No, I have some business to attend to. The Patron by Guy de Maupassan

George Gissing I shouldn’t mind that; it must be rather nice not to have one’s husband always at home. The Paying Guest by George Gissing [1895]

Robert Louis Stevenson But I took little heed at the moment, for all my mind was occupied with the generosity of these poor Highlanders. “I call it noble,” I cried. Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson

James Payn For the moment, Lady Lisgard’s mind was freed from all its anxieties, of whatever nature they might be. Mirk Abbey by James Payn [1866]

H. G. Wells The sky was grey and overcast, the trees up the gorge were black and unfamiliar, and into her ursine mind came a dim sense of strange and dreary happenings. A Story of the Stone Age by H. G. Wells [1897]

Her mind seemed to have suddenly become a blank. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

Wilkie Collins The state of his own mind was fast becoming a puzzle to him. The Frozen Deep by Wilkie Collins [1874]

Elizabeth Gaskell In fact, he was giving all his mind to understanding the probabilities of the case, leaving his own feelings in the background till his intellect should have done its work. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

H. G. Wells Suppose a quickening public mind implies an atmosphere of increasing respect for intellectual achievement and a livelier criticism of imposture. The New World Order by H. G. Wells

Anthony Trollope Lord George felt it to be impossible to change his mind after all that had been done; but he had been quite willing to postpone the evil day as long as possible. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Wilkie Collins It is he, not they, whom we have to think of — his peace of mind is everything; their merit is nothing. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

George Gissing Then I listen to the sounds about my cottage, always soft, soothing, such as lead the mind to gentle thoughts. The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft by George Gissing [1902]

Robert Green Ingersoll The mind will investigate without reverence and publish its conclusions without fear. The Gods by Robert Green Ingersoll

Just so, according to our transcendentalist teachers, the absolute mind thinks the whole sentence, while we, according to our rank as thinkers, think a clause, a word, a syllable, or a letter. A Pluralistic Universe by William James [1909]

George Meredith Your wife should have great qualities of mind and soul. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Do you know, I had half a mind to keep the earring myself for some months and say never a word to you; only I was not sure of pitching on a safe hiding-place. The Other Earring by Ellen Wood [1874]

It would be all right in the summer like this; it wouldn’t mind the blasted heat. August Heat by W. F. Harvey

And the Archdeacon, realizing with his whole mind what had happened, turned with unexpected fleetness and ran for the hall door. War in Heaven by Charles Williams [1930]

H. G. Wells He — ” He hesitated, and seemed to alter his mind about what was on his lips. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells [1896]

Jane Austen Ask your uncle what he thinks, and you will hear compliments enough: and though they may be chiefly on your person, you must put up with it, and trust to his seeing as much beauty of mind in time. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen [1814]

Anthony Trollope I don’t suppose he will say very much, you know; and perhaps he may think — you won’t mind my saying it, I’m sure — that Alexandrina might have done better. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

I have half a mind to go to Gouda manse, for your saying that. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Anthony Trollope In this frame of mind he packed all his envelopes carefully into a large hand-bag, and started in a cab for Sir John Joram’s chambers. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope Not that these views were discussed between them, but each was gradually learning the mind of the other. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

R. D. Blackmore I also am thawed, warmed, feasted I may say, by happy approximation to a mind so bright and congenial. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Thomas Hardy In the course of a year his mind was accustomed to pass in a grand solar sweep through all the zodiacal signs of the intellectual heaven. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

D. H. Lawrence His mind was one big excitement. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

But I don’t mind telling you, not the least. Mr. Ely’s Engagement by Richard Marsh

I was in this frame of mind when the captain proposed that we should land upon the island. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Jules Verne I had made up my mind that I should never see him again, when, on the 16th November, on returning to my room with Ned and Conseil, I found upon my table a note addressed to me. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

Theodore Dreiser For his escapades he was soon poorer in mind and body, to say nothing of his purse, which had lost thirty by the process. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Robert Louis Stevenson All this while, you may be sure, my mind had been busy upon other matters, even while I rallied my enemy; and chiefly as to how I should communicate secretly and quickly with my lord. The Master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson

During his later years he suffered from paralysis of one side, which, though it left his mind unaffected, impaired his powers of work. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

Robert Louis Stevenson I mind being there when I was a lad — dear, it comes over me like an old song! — I was after the fishing, and I made a bonny cast. The Master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson