Phrases with "misgiving"

Wilkie Collins Not the faintest misgiving of any kind troubled me. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The cloud of misgiving passed away from him; he settled down to the game. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

John Galsworthy A misgiving arose within him! It was impossible to tell! June was only a girl, in love too! Emily (Mrs. James) liked a good glass of champagne. The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

Jack London I looked with misgiving toward the south-west and thought of the six hundred miles of hardship before us — ay, if it were no worse than hardship. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

No man should think of going forward in the expedition, who could not do so with his whole heart, or who had the least misgiving as to its success. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Lapham was startled from the misgiving in which this left him by Mrs. Corey’s passing her hand through his arm, and he made a sudden movement forward, but felt himself gently restrained. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

Arnold Bennett She had a misgiving that if they did not get Ladderedge they would remain in Trafalgar Road, Bursley, for ever and ever. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

George Borrow He subsequently stated that he felt some misgiving whilst on the way, as the village had invariably borne a bad reputation. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

The pace was still very fast, and with a pang of misgiving I noticed that Babylon, just in front of me, was shouldering his great burden as if after all it were only a featherweight for him. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

Edith Wharton The misgiving just flashed through him; but it left an inward chill. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

Confound it all!” And his crestfallen countenance showed some ugly misgiving had flashed on him quite suddenly. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Mrs. Mack, indeed, from her own sad experience, felt a misgiving and a pang in introducing the formidable prophetess. The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

I had myself no misgiving of the kind, and as he had been rather an invalid for some time, I was afraid of alarming him. Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

E. F. Benson It was, however, without much misgiving that he awaited her next morning at the doors of the little Rutland Gallery, for he felt safe in so public a place as a private view. Lucia in London by E. F. Benson [1927]

George Gissing Long years hence, would it not be a legitimate pride to show these things to her children? A misgiving mingled with the thought, but her reluctance prevailed. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Arnold Bennett She said, with a pang of misgiving about his reception of her letter: “Please tell no one!” She pleaded that for the present he should tell no one. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

As he stole past the joiner’s on that sunny morning, when wood was resinous and pungent of odour, he was suddenly conscious of a varnishy smell, and felt a misgiving without knowing why. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

D. H. Lawrence She began again to have some misgiving about her going away. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

He had always had a misgiving that if Devereux remained in the corps, sooner or later he would be obliged to come to a hard reckoning with him. The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Thomas Hardy Do you know what I be?” The child surveyed his vermilion figure up and down with much misgiving and finally said, “Yes.” “Well, what?” “The reddleman!” he faltered. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

D.H. Lawrence Helena looked at him, knitting her brows with misgiving and perplexity. The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence

Confidence be hanged! Sagacity — indeed! She had simply marched in without a shadow of misgiving to make me back her up. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Wilkie Collins He had neither hesitation nor misgiving in resolving to show a natural respect to the wishes of the dead. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

This time a misgiving assailed her; and on the fifth evening, when there was yet again no letter, the misgiving changed into a horrible panic. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

Still I was uncomfortable and feverishgirls of my then age will easily conceive how miserable, under similar circumstances, such a misgiving would make them. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

And yet her feeling of misgiving prevailed so far that she deliberately tried to keep out of the new doctor’s way. The Story of Ivy by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1927]

George Gissing As I turn to summer, a misgiving mingles with my joy. The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft by George Gissing [1902]

Thomas Hardy And she was immediately seized with a misgiving that Knight, on seeing the object, would be reminded of her words. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

John Galsworthy They could not have explained the origin of a misgiving obscured by the mist of family gossip. The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu It was with that vague misgiving that she had all the morning looked forward to her drive to town, and the long-promised oratorio. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

George Gissing Given the success which had been all but in her grasp, and triumphant pride would have scored out every misgiving as to the cost at which the victory had been won. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Theodore Dreiser Thus the first hour of misgiving was swept away. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Thomas Hardy Pierston did not observe anything further in Avice to cause him misgiving till one dinner-time, a week later, towards the end of the visit. The Well-Beloved by Thomas Hardy [1897]

I should really have a misgiving that I was a sort of a shadow on a young marriage, and you will understand me when I say so, and no more. Dickens by Adolphus William Ward [1882]

John Galsworthy His possessive instinct, subtler, less formal, more elastic since the war, kept all misgiving underground. To Let by John Galsworthy

George Gissing For a moment he mused in misgiving over his ‘Thoughts for the Present.’ They began to talk of those details in the library scheme which Egremont had left for subsequent discussion. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Thomas Hardy To be an object of misgiving or dislike to a woman who shared his home was what he could not endure the thought of. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

He had a misgiving about the charcoal before, and now he was certain. The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

She was very gentle with him, always attentive, always ready to be interested; but any one less self-centred than Dare would have had a misgiving about her feeling for him. Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley [1889]

Wilkie Collins Not the slightest misgiving troubled him. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Any misgiving about Uncle Silas was, in my mind, a questioning the foundations of my faith, and in itself an impiety. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu With a misgiving and a strange pain at her heart, she saw how much more beautiful this young lady had grown. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

Looking upon medical men as people privileged, and naturally commissioned, to make war upon pain and sickness, I never had a misgiving about the result. Autobiographical Sketches by Thomas De Quincey [1853]

Was it fancy, or did Mrs. Courtenay become graver day by day? and Di remembered with misgiving a certain note which she had written to John the morning she left Overleigh. The little cloud grew. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

So far from dreading such misgiving as comes from contemplating the disparity between the Church’s profession and her performance, I welcome it as another resurrection and a new life. Annie Kilburn by William Dean Howells

John Galsworthy What with his anxiety about Fleur, and his misgiving about the public eye, he was sleeping badly, eating little, and feeling below par. The White Monkey by John Galsworthy

She explained haltingly and incompletely, with a sudden horrid misgiving — a premonition that this was going to lead to trouble — but still, she did explain. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

Thomas Hardy Her misgiving was such that at dusk, when the milking was over, she walked in the garden alone, to continue her regrets that she had disclosed to him her discovery of his considerateness. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

To say she addressed us in a tone of equality, will give no adequate idea of her manner; I am persuaded that no misgiving on the subject ever entered her head. Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu Perhaps there was a misgiving in Sarah Rumble’s mind that the lightnings and thunders of irate heaven were invoked by the presence of her mysterious lodger. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]

He had a moment’s misgiving on account of its delicious softness and warmth; but that passed. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

After a short interval he said — “I’ve seen something of the world in my day, and I can say without a misgiving of partiality, that Dudley is the material of a perfect English gentleman. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Ralph Waldo Emerson Not one has a misgiving of being wrong. Representative Men by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1850]

She had a sudden terrified misgiving that her role was too high for her, that she had already cracked her mask. The Imperialist by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1904]

Many things which, while I was reading, I had a misgiving about, thinking them above their tastes, I was surprised to find them enter into completely. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

D. H. Lawrence She had no misgiving regarding her own spirit. The Ladybird by D. H. Lawrence

D. H. Lawrence There was something so hard and certain in his mother, as if she never had a misgiving in her life. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Edith Wharton The misgiving which had passed in a flash the night before now fastened on him with a cold tenacity. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

After the first start and misgiving this gave him, Gerard comprehended that the chest had not burst, but opened: he had doubtless jumped upon some secret spring. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Charles Dickens They were so long, that although he knew it had been settled they should come that way, he had a misgiving they must have changed their plans and taken some other route. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

William Morris Do not, at any rate, shelter yourselves from any misgiving you may have behind the fallacy that the art-lacking labour of to-day is happy work: for the most of men it is not so. Hopes and Fears for Art by William Morris [1882]

Charles Dickens As Mr. Lorry received these confidences, and as he watched the face of his friend now sixty-two years of age, a misgiving arose within him that such dread experiences would revive the old danger. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

Thomas Hardy She had looked forward to a Dorcas, or Martha, or Rhoda at the outside, and a shade of misgiving crossed her face. Life’s Little Ironies by Thomas Hardy

Arthur Morrison Pigeony Poll sat by the window with the baby in her arms, and pale misgiving in her dull face. A Child of the Jago by Arthur Morrison

Anthony Trollope Mamma dreads it somewhat, and has more of misgiving than of pleasant anticipation. Travelling Sketches by Anthony Trollope [1866]

Arnold Bennett Just such a misgiving as visits nearly every normal person immediately before or immediately after marriage! She ignored it. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

Charles Dickens At first, a misgiving crossed me that Wemmick would be instantly dismissed from his employment; but it melted as I saw Mr. Jaggers relax into something like a smile, and Wemmick become bolder. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

M. R. James I should be puzzled to fix the date at which any sort of misgiving about the Plantation gate first visited me. Collected Ghost Stories by M. R. James

Thomas Hardy Why had Lady Constantine stopped and turned? A misgiving had taken sudden possession of her. Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy [1895]

He was pleased that he did not feel in the slightest degree nervous and, a sure shot, he had no misgiving that he would not be able to get Larose with one bullet. The Dark Mill Stream by Arthur Gask [1947]

Charles Dickens But now the misgiving vanished, and I floated on with a quieted mind to see the Half-Time System in action. The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens [1860]