Phrases with "natural"

To be silent was natural to him, dark or shine. Typhoon by Joseph Conrad [1902]

In order to pick up matter for natural history I have wandered through the wildest parts of South America’s equatorial regions. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

D. H. Lawrence He was pleased, he was happy with the Italians. He thought how generous and natural they were. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

It was a natural prayer, because nature has laid a necessity upon every human heart to seek for rest, and to shrink from torment. Joan of Arc by Thomas De Quincey

My brother was a stranger from causes quite as little to be foreseen, but seeming quite as natural after they had really occurred. Autobiographical Sketches by Thomas De Quincey [1853]

Can she be blessed in going away from her natural guardians at night, alone, with a young man? How can we, consistently with our duty . Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

I cannot resent this, much as my natural pride might prompt me to do so. The Mill Mystery by Anna Katharine Green

Francis Bacon I mean not to speak of divine prophecies; nor of heathen oracles; nor of natural predictions; but only of prophecies that have been of certain memory, and from hidden causes. The Essays by Francis Bacon [1601]

Anatole France The vulgar, who are made to be deceived, believed his to be a natural death; the initiated knew by whose hand he was slain. At the Sign of the Reine Pédauque by Anatole France

John Stuart Mill It is natural to man to speak, to reason, to build cities, to cultivate the ground, though these are acquired faculties. Utilitarianism by John Stuart Mill

H. G. Wells Presently they seemed a natural part of the world; all these stirrings of bigness seemed a natural part of the world, and men wondered how things had been before their time. The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth by H. G. Wells [1904]

Algernon Blackwood Sangree, as by natural selection, took upon himself the cleaning of the fish and the cutting of the wood into lengths sufficient for a day’s use. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

No violent outbreak or dazzling splendour was there; a perfection of existence flowed from her and passed outward so that he seemed both to stand in it and to look on it with his natural eyes. Many Dimensions by Charles Williams [1931]

Gustave Flauber He had noticed that the western wind had driven the sand so as to obstruct the river and form a natural causeway across it. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

Henry James He evidently had a natural relish for brilliant accessories, and appropriated what came to his hand. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

Jack London He obeyed his natural impulses until they ran him counter to some law. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

John Hill Burton The children who have eaten their cake, are the natural enemies of the children who have theirs. Introduction to the Study of the Works of Jeremy Bentham by John Hill Burton

Benjamin Disraeli Oh! how splendid would be my career! I would not allow the change in my condition to exercise any influence on my natural disposition. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

Mark Twain With that engaging recklessness of consequences which is natural to youth, and so proper and so seemly, as well, he went and led the way across the Jordan, and all was happiness again. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

H. G. Wells In our world nowadays we all seem to get paired; sooner or later each finds a mate and marriage is a natural and necessary relationship instead of a compulsory device. The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

A woman’s natural impulse is to look for faults in her sisters; a man’s first thought is to look for noble qualities. The Haunted Woman by David Lindsay [1922]

They are built of fire-brick, and of the Hismá stone, which faces itself into a natural latex. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

Gertrude Stein That was a natural thing that every one should know everything. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

By the Lord!” he added, with a coarse laugh, “I ought to have a natural talent for ship-building; for if the old villain hadn’t died when he did, I should have been a ship-builder myself. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Robert Green Ingersoll He maintained that language was a natural growth. The Ghosts and other lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Here, then, was a natural fire, which might serve us better than any contrivance of our own, and toward this we at once proceeded. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

He feels that he has a natural right, as it were, to his obedience, and that this obedience is to be measured, not by the powers of the barbarian, but by the will of his conqueror. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Partly no doubt this was due to a natural reaction, but there were other more obvious causes. The Ghost Ship by Richard Middleton

Still, that’s pretty much the same thing — good nerves and good health, and a natural liking for rows. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Anthony Trollope As far as the paper is concerned, it will be better to let the thing die a natural death. Dr. Wortle’s school by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope He has heard, no doubt, something of the story which has injured our credit, and it is natural that he should take the boys away. Dr. Wortle’s school by Anthony Trollope

None of which any one can be persuaded to believe, who has not penetrated deeply into the discourses of natural philosophy. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

Andrew Lang The belief, as Mr. Tylor has shown,154 is a natural result of savage ideas. Custom and Myth by Andrew Lang

George Meredith That is my experience of the class; and I shall return among my natural protectors—the most unselfishly chivalrous to women in the whole world. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Robert Green Ingersoll They found that death was as natural as life. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

George Gissing I hope you’ll excuse me, sir, for all this bad news just when you come back from your holiday, and when it’s natural as you don’t feel in very good spirits. Will Warburton by George Gissing [1903]

Ann Radcliffe The natural fickleness of her disposition seemed then to cease, and upon him she centered all her desires. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

Then Mr. Winter, to Larose’s great surprise, in the most natural manner possible, asked him for a cigarette. The Grave-digger of Monks Arden by Arthur Gask [1938]

Anthony Trollope The words come as though they had been written naturally — though not natural to the middle of the nineteenth century. Thackeray by Anthony Trollope [1879]

George Meredith A quick spring of his blood for air, motion, excitement, holiday freedom, sent his thoughts travelling whither they always shot away when his redoubtable natural temper broke loose. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Sir Charles was a straightforward, worthy, if somewhat dull gentleman, with no ambition, a nervous distaste for society, and a natural indolence of temperament. Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century by George Paston [1902]

The natural thing is to be always a little scared, like me, but by an effort of the will and attention to work to contrive to forget it. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

His curiosity was indefatigable, extending to every department of natural science, as well as to the civil and personal history of the colonists. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Ralph Waldo Emerson We are thus assisted by natural objects in the expression of particular meanings. Nature by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1836]

M. P. Shiel The islands began to seem a natural part of the sum of things. The Lord of the Sea by M. P. Shiel [1901]

Anthony Trollope It was very natural that the archdeacon should feel surprise. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Brown hair, which, in certain lights looked golden, and which had a natural crinkle. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

T. H. Huxley The improver of natural knowledge absolutely refuses to acknowledge authority, as such. Essays by T. H. Huxley

H. G. Wells All that could be done had been done to make these dull mechanic souls walk with a prouder step behind a natural leader. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

Jules Verne By a natural impulse, Servadac’s first thought was to observe the position of the pole-star. Off on a Comet by Jules Verne [1877]

In fact they say — I believe it’s true — that after a few years in these countries a brown skin seems more natural than a white one. Burmese Days by George Orwell

Theodore Dreiser It’s a thing the world likes to see, because it’s a natural expression of its longing. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Algernon Blackwood His aptitude for natural history is obvious; after a few years’ study he’ll make a name for himself. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

We have many men of high poetic talents, but none of that ever-gushing and perennial fountain of natural waters. Byron by John Nichol [1880]

John Galsworthy The hairless, neat features exhibited no more concern than the natural mortification of one whose policy had met with such a nasty knock. The White Monkey by John Galsworthy

I might have anticipated the natural curiosity of your charming sex and made sure that the cupboard was locked before I left the room. The Grave-digger of Monks Arden by Arthur Gask [1938]

Jules Verne But neither of them would allow any of their very natural amazement to be visible. Robur the Conqueror by Jules Verne [1887]

H. G. Wells So it was I began upon that branch of natural philosophy called optics. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

The weariness of tone, natural under the circumstances, obscures whatever humour the poem possesses. Chaucer by Adolphus William Ward [1879]

Wilkie Collins Youth and a fine complexion, a well-made figure and a natural grace of movement — these were her personal attractions, so far as I could see. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Charles Dickens I never crossed the river again; for I knew there were people on the other shore, and in such a place it is natural to shun strange company. American Notes for General Circulation by Charles Dickens [1842]

Frances Hodgson Burnett Every atom of natural generous manhood in my being was wild with fury at the brutal wrong done her exquisiteness. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

The natural result followed: she was often in money difficulties. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

It seemed the natural thing, for not only would he then gratify his passion, but also he would settle down to a restful family life. The Dark Mill Stream by Arthur Gask [1947]

F. Scott Fitzgerald He made no self-accusations: never any more did he reproach himself for feelings that were natural and sincere. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

If I be left to myself I will graze and bear natural philosophy; but if the King will plough me up again, and sow me with anything, I hope to give him some yield. Bacon by R. W. Church [1884]

Margaret Oliphant They discussed the advantages of retiring with the ladies as they sat glum and reserved opposite each other—not by any means unlike, and, by consequence, natural enemies. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

H.P. Lovecraft Indeed, it seemed to the doctors that I lost interest in my proper personality as soon as I found the case of amnesia accepted as a natural thing. The Shadow Out of Time by H.P. Lovecraft [1935]

Jean-Jacques Rousseau Thus, expansion will be great in a mountainous country, where the natural products, i. The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

G. K. Chesterton He was atheist, like so many thousands of dull, clever men in Northern Germany; but he was not that happier sort of pagan who can see in human progress a natural flowering of the earth. The Paradoxes of Mr. Pond by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

Theodore Dreiser This strong young man beside her, with his clear, natural look, seemed to get a hold of things which she did not quite understand, but approved of. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

William Hope Hodgson And lo! I drew in my breath, and set my teeth a moment, to steady my lips; and I said: “MIRDATH,” out of the bush where I did be, and using natural human speech. The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson

H. G. Wells It became manifest that the gaunt young man, whose name, it seemed, was Laurier, was a leader both by position and natural aptitude. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

Anthony Trollope But as I was saying, that kind of thing was natural enough before you were grown up, and had become — what shall I say? — such a handsome young woman. The Golden Lion of Granpere by Anthony Trollope

Mrs. Radcliffe, for instance, loves to build up a tissue of ghostly horrors, yet explains them away on natural grounds after the reader fancies he sees a spirit around every corner. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

George Meredith If there was no outrage? Assuredly if there was no outrage, consideration for the state of his wife would urge him to speak the apology in the most natural manner possible. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Henry James Not natural to me,” she added with a smile. The Spoils of Poynton by Henry James [1897]

Elizabeth Von Arnim Dear, great-souled Carlyle. Such natural gushings forth; such true freshness; such real grandeur. The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1922]

That the minutest particles of almost all natural bodies are in some degree transparent. Life of Sir Isaac Newton by N. W. Chittenden [1846]

D. H. Lawrence There was a certain pleasant, natural robustness of spirit, and something of a feudal free-and-easiness. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

Yet it is natural that you should come sometimes to look at the old gardens. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Oliver Goldsmith However, I continued with my natural solemnity to read on, sensible that what I did might amend some, but could itself receive no contamination from any. The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith

Bram Stoker In the vast desolation of such a place as complied with the necessary conditions, there must have been such profusion of natural growth as would bar the progress of men formed as we are. The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker [1911]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Then half an hour later, sitting in the Taft Grill opposite the hair that was yellow by natural pigment, the prodigy was saying an odd thing. Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Jane Austen At first, while I supposed you satisfied that Colonel Campbell was the giver, I saw it only as paternal kindness, and thought it the most natural thing in the world. Emma by Jane Austen [1816]

We unfastened their chains with our own hands, they licking our hands; and as to myself, licking my miserable little face; and at one bound they reentered upon their natural heritage of joy. Suspiria de Profundis by Thomas De Quincey [1845]

Bram Stoker He had found a wonderful spot, a sort of natural hollow in a rock, with an entrance like a doorway between two boulders. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

But you see I take after papa, Rorie; and it comes as natural to me to fly over gates as it does to you to get ploughed for smalls. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

If we can stimulate the patient’s vital power, which is just now at the lowest ebb, and if we can induce natural sleep, why, there may still be a favourable result. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

I don’t so much as know where you live; it is natural to take it for granted that you have no home, and need none. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

Ford Madox Ford But it’s natural for your enamel splashers to want to see themselves in a bright and variegated literature. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

Edith Wharton How natural that these young people should be enjoying it all! She felt young again herself, her heart beat in tune with theirs. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

George Gissing Have you in your anger—anger natural enough—allowed yourself to speak to any one about me in the way I should never forgive? In the spirit of your letter, I mean. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

Wilkie Collins There is a natural communicativeness about women’s emotions. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

John Galsworthy They were no more moral than was natural in their overcrowded state. Swan Song by John Galsworthy

Henry James They hadn’t natural relations, she and her father, she had explained; so they wouldn’t try to supply the place by artificial, by make-believe ones, by any searching of highways and hedges. The Golden Bowl by Henry James [1904]

G. K. Chesterton He was perhaps a natural traveller; but he was not a normal traveller. Robert Louis Stevenson by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

She invoked her conscious love to vocalize her natural passion, and the lines made the effort ridiculous. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

Gustave Flauber It appeared quite natural to her that one should lose one’s head about Virginia. The two children were of equal importance; they were united in her heart and their fate was to be the same. A Simple Soul by Gustave Flauber

Edgar Allan Poe In short, there could be no place in the world better adapted for the consummation of an ambuscade, and it was no more than natural that we should look carefully to our arms as we entered upon it. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe

Margaret Oliphant She was much experienced in the world (or thought herself so) though she was so young; having had no mother, and feeling herself the natural guide of her other less enlightened parent. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

Charlotte Perkins Gilman Our progress was in what we called ‘The natural sciences’; and we did not think with the part of our minds wherein we stored religion. Moving the Mountain by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1911]

George Meredith Her looks were open, and her voice light and spirited; though the natural dark rose-glow was absent from her olive cheeks. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

H. G. Wells They’ve hampered the natural political and social emergence of the common man. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

H. G. Wells What natural words are there? Slang, love-making, smut, games, gossip, ‘pass the mustard,’ one can talk about in a sort of natural unprintable way, but ideas. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

Jane Austen She had no natural connexions to assist her even with their counsel, and she could not afford to purchase the assistance of the law. Persuasion by Jane Austen [1818]

H. Rider Haggard Perhaps I have forgotten; it is so long since I associated with ladies, or perhaps, like beauty, these are natural to her. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

William Hope Hodgson Yet truly I ached now that she come back to her dear natural fashion. The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson

Benjamin Disraeli His natural disposition, and his comparatively solitary education, had made him a keen observer, and he was one who meditated over his observations. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

John Morley First, I was greatly taken with natural philosophy; which, while I should have given my mind to logic, employed me incessantly. Burke by John Morley [1879]

The second, as we were still the only figures in the landscape, it was no more than natural that we should nod. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Virginia Woolf In both there is the same natural conviction that life is of a certain quality. The Common Reader by Virginia Woolf [1925]

Anthony Trollope If you know that there is no earthly happiness, why do you long to be a bishop or a dean? Why do you want lands and income?” “I have the natural ambition of a man,” said he. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Edgar Allan Poe And straightway hereupon, arose the natural question of cui bono? — a question that tended even more than the waistcoat to fasten the terrible crime upon the young man. Thou Art the Man by Edgar Allan Poe

The natural had become familiar to monotony, hence men craved the supernatural. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Henry James On one side was a high, natural embankment, on the top of which was perched an apple-orchard, whose tangled boughs made a stretch of coarse black lace-work, hung across the coldly rosy west. The Ghostly Rental by Henry James [1876]

George Gissing Do you think, by the bye, that I ought to go and see Lady Ogram? It might seem to her a right and natural thing. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

Arthur Conan Doyle Kid Wilson’s natural home would seem to be the Atlantic, since neither England nor America showed the least desire for his presence. The Last Resource by Arthur Conan Doyle

Willa Cather Mrs. Fields was in her own person flower-like; the remarkable fineness of her skin and pinkness of her cheeks gave one the comparison — and the natural ruby of her lips she never lost. Not Under Forty by Willa Cather [1936]

Intolerance is natural and logical, for in every dissenting opinion lies an assumption of superior wisdom. Epigrams by Ambrose Bierce

Walter Scott Nothing was more natural than that the traveller should suspend a journey, which there was nothing to render hurried, to pay a visit to an old friend under such agreeable circumstances. The Tapestried Chamber by Walter Scott [1828]

Arthur Conan Doyle It is something between the explosion of a powder magazine and a natural convulsion. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Already the directors had tasted the profits of their scheme, and it was not likely that they should quietly allow the stock to find its natural level without an effort to raise it. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Edith Wharton I can wait,” said Haskett. He had a resigned way of speaking, as though life had worn down his natural powers of resistance. The Descent of Man and other stories by Edith Wharton [1903]

Robert Louis Stevenson Madame Berthelini, who was art and part with him in these undignified labours, had perhaps a higher position in the scale of beings, and enjoyed a natural dignity of her own. Providence and the Guitar by Robert Louis Stevenson

Charles Dickens The young lady and her natural guardian differ upon it, also. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

Wilkie Collins The trouble and expense of taking Mrs. Baggs with us, I encountered, of course, solely out of regard for Alicia’s natural prejudices. A Rogue’s Life by Wilkie Collins [1879]

The natural man in Birtley Raydon for a moment longed intensely to take advantage of the generous offer. What Really Happened by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1926]

Robert Louis Stevenson This moderation put it in my mind to question him of the Red Fox and the Appin tenants; questions which, I thought, would seem natural enough in the mouth of one travelling to that country. Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson

Mrs Kilbannon was beginning to think better of her — it was so much more natural to be a little backward with strangers — when the moment passed. The Imperialist by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1904]

Ford Madox Ford After all, that was natural enough. Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

Ralph Waldo Emerson Every natural action is graceful. Nature by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1836]

Elizabeth Gaskell It was but a natural impression that was made upon him, and yet she was a little annoyed by it. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

Guy de Maupassant However, they always died out in a natural fashion, like a fire when it has no more fuel. A Wife’s Confession (Confessions d'une femme) by Guy de Maupassant [1882]

How foolish she had been not to have thought of that most natural solution! But to her, Oliver Boringdon’s mother was the merest shadow, scarcely a name. Barbara Rebell by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1905]

Wilkie Collins Under the guidance of the chief he had made a first journey of exploration, and had seen for himself that the place was a marvel of natural beauty and fertility. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Even in Nova Scotia, where scratches and grooves are met with wherever the rock surface has been recently laid bare, I do not remember having ever seen any on natural exposures. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

Henry James Her mind contained no class offering a natural place to Mr. Osmond — he was a specimen apart. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Arthur Conan Doyle When Stevenson becomes a conscious stylist, applauded by so many critics, he seems to me like a man who, having most natural curls, will still conceal them under a wig. Through the Magic Door by Arthur Conan Doyle [1907]

Walter Scott In the vivacity of her grief she gave way to all the natural irritability of her temper; shriek followed shriek, and swoon succeeded to swoon. The Heart of Mid-Lothian by Walter Scott [1818]

H. G. Wells There is a natural and right curiosity on these matters, until we chase it underground. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

F. Scott Fitzgerald It was strangely natural to be out on the stage with all those eyes looking up encouragingly. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

Jane Austen I shall not lose you so soon, and Edward will have greater opportunity of improving that natural taste for your favourite pursuit which must be so indispensably necessary to your future felicity. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen [1811]

W. H. Hudson Equally great is their delight at finding wild fruits, honey, and other natural food; and even when not hungry they will devour it with strange zest. Idle Days in Patagonia by W. H. Hudson

Arthur Machen And couldn’t we use some photographs? I saw a very neat frame in natural oak in the City, to hold half a dozen, for one and six. A Fragment of Life by Arthur Machen

Robert Louis Stevenson The Devonian was as willing as any paid hand, swarmed aloft among the first, pulled his natural weight and firmly upon a rope, and found work for himself when there was none to show him. The Amateur Emigrant by Robert Louis Stevenson

Anthony Trollope As you are a man, it is natural that you should have been disturbed by a double image — it is not so with me. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

John Bunyan Hope. Why man! Christ is so hid in God from the natural apprehensions of all flesh, that he cannot by any man be savingly known, unless God the Father reveals him to them. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan [1675]

In performance of this duty I sometimes had need of all my natural intelligence for all the law officers of the vicinity were opposed to my mother’s business. The Parenticide Club by Ambrose Bierce

In point of natural endowment the pecuniary man compares with the delinquent in much the same way as the industrial man compares with the good-natured shiftless dependent. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

The place we were in was a natural redoubt, except that there were no loopholes or sandbags. Greenmantle by John Buchan

George Meredith She could have been very little perceptive, for she did not understand his casual allusion to Beauchamp’s readiness to overcome ‘a natural repugnance,’ for the purpose of making her his wife. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Wilkie Collins Still, my first feeling, when Major Fitz–David left me, was a feeling of heat and oppression, with its natural result, a difficulty in breathing freely. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

By a natural transport, and in defiance of all reason, he took this charming woman in his arms and smothered her in kisses. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

Jules Verne The marriage of Minha afforded an excellent opportunity, it being so natural for them to accompany her to Belem, where she was going to live with her husband. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne [1881]

Charles Stur Our collection of natural history still continued scanty. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

E. F. Benson Sandie was lying quite still, drawing in the long, full respirations of natural sleep. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

Anthony Trollope Her natural prop had been found for her, and all had been well. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope

Virginia Woolf Then there could be no doubt that as a novelist she enjoyed some natural advantages of a high order. A room of one’s own by Virginia Woolf [1929]

George Gissing In both cases he was turned aside from the way of natural development and opportunity. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Rudyard Kipling Inquiries brought word that it was but natural reaction, after strain, which, for the moment, took the form of nervous dyspepsia, and he would be glad to see Manallace at any time. Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

George Gissing Yet even here he was too often reminded that the poverty-stricken of the class to which poverty is natural were not condemned to endure in solitude. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

D. H. Lawrence It was their natural atmosphere. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

Walter Scott She had, accordingly, mustered up a degree of courage which was not natural to her, and which she perhaps supported by hopes which her situation hardly admitted. Castle Dangerous by Walter Scott [1832]

Jules Verne Ever since the “Chancellor” had been relieved of her cargo, and of the water in her hold, she had been able to float in the little natural basin into which she had been driven. The Survivors of the Chancellor by Jules Verne [1875]

He has erected to her the most singular of literary monuments, morbid perhaps, but inspired by a feeling which was in his case natural and sincere. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

You may easily suppose how this extraordinary dress sets off and improves the natural ugliness, with which God Almighty has been pleased to endow them, generally speaking. Letters from Turkey by Mary Wortley Montagu [1725]

Guy de Maupassant So it was quite natural that he should suggest this shooting expedition to me. A Wife’s Confession (Confessions d'une femme) by Guy de Maupassant [1882]

George Gissing Nor is it natural to an Englishman of this type to imagine that girls may fall in love with him. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

Henry James All this was accompanied with a hundred smiles and radiations and other natural graces, but the general effect was distinctly fatiguing. The Siege of London by Henry James [1883]

George Elio Her continual languor and want of active interest was a natural consequence of bodily feebleness, and the prospect of her becoming a mother was a new ground for hoping the best. Mr. Gilfil’s Love Story by George Elio

Rudyard Kipling Then he had come to the tabloids of the excellent M. Najdol. These guarantee, on the label, ‘Refreshing and absolutely natural sleep to the soul-weary. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

Anthony Trollope They may probably receive some benefit themselves, may achieve some diminution of the folly natural to their position, by their advantage in knowing him. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Left to themselves, like cattle turned loose upon the plains of Argentina, they had reverted to a style of life that appeared to be natural to them, a sort of ancestral pattern. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

The contrary, whereunto is prolongation of magistracy, which, trashing the wheel of rotation, destroys the life or natural motion of a commonwealth. The Commonwealth of Oceana by James Harrington

Herman Melville Most negroes are natural valets and hair-dressers; taking to the comb and brush congenially as to the castinets, and flourishing them apparently with almost equal satisfaction. Benito Cereno by Herman Melville

Charles Kingsley If it be said that natural selection is too simple a cause to produce such fantastic variety: that, again, is a question to be settled exclusively by physical students. The Natural Theology of the Future by Charles Kingsley

Thomas Hardy Then, like the natural boy, he forgot his despondency, and sprang up. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

He had the outward placidity of corpulent people, a natural artlessness of demeanour which was amusing and attractive, and there was something shrewd in his simplicity. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Olaf Stapledon Every stretch of soil was in use; and we learned that, though some of this soil was the natural result of past ages of action by air and water, most was artificial. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Anna Katherine Green They were neither of them in the place natural to people interested in the contents of the great cases which they had crossed the hall to examine. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

Edmund Burke Not to account for the effect of any natural object from a conclusion of our reason concerning its uses, if a natural cause may be assigned. On the Sublime and Beautiful by Edmund Burke [1757]

It was a very simple, natural circumstance and yet it created a profound sensation. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

He struggled to console himself with the reflexion that all this was only ‘the natural order’. Eminent Victorians by Lytton Strachey

H. G. Wells The class war was invented by the classes; it is a natural tradition of the upper strata of the old order. What are we to do with our lives? by H. G. Wells [1928]

Thomas Hardy I am going to be married next week to Mr. David Heddegan.’ The young man — fortified as he was by a natural cynical pride and passionateness — winced at this unexpected reply, notwithstanding. A Changed Man by Thomas Hardy [1913]

Benjamin Disraeli The costume of this being was not less remarkable than his natural appearance. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

I do not know who would serve as a third or a second member of the committee; Miss Sedgwick, if the Salic law does not prevail in Berkshire, is the most natural person to do it. A Study of Hawthorne by G. P. Lathrop [1876]

H. G. Wells Yet I bear him a natural affection. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

Mrs. —— was confined on the 7th of May, at 5 o’clock, P. M., after a natural labor of six hours. The Contagiousness of Puerperal Fever by Oliver Wendell Holmes

The natural chill at being scraped by peril soon passed, the triumphant glow remained. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

To begin with, it is a pity, though it is a natural result of the scholarship system, that the proletariat should tend to interpenetrate the middle class via the literary intelligentsia. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell [1937]

H. Rider Haggard Then, after a year or two, I perceived your power of work and your great natural ability, and I formed a design. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

But he overcame this natural fear. The Place of the Lion by Charles Williams [1931]

Goldwin Smith Alas, poor boy!—the natural effect Of love by absence chill’d into respect. Cowper by Goldwin Smith [1880]

A. E. W. Mason Harry Feversham was unchanged, except for a fair moustache, which contrasted with his dark hair, and the natural consequences of growth. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

H. G. Wells Not a doubt! If God had meant us to have these serums and ferments in our bodies he would have provided more natural and dignified means of getting them there than a squirt. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

Henry Handel Richardson Her natural buoyancy of spirit was beginning to reassert itself. The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson

Anthony Trollope Although he were a “woodcock,” the thing must go on in its own natural course. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Thomas Carlyle In the old Ages, when Universities and Schools were first instituted, this function of the schoolmaster, to teach mere speaking, was the natural one. Latter-Day Pamphlets by Thomas Carlyle