Phrases with "negroes"

The crowds of negroes began to thin. Shadows of Ecstasy by Charles Williams

H. G. Wells Each of these soaring giants bore its thousand half savage negroes to the death grapple of the city. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

M. P. Shiel The negroes grinned; none wished to be shot; none thought of retreat. Children of the Wind by M. P. Shiel [1923]

Arthur Conan Doyle Half of them were negroes — fine, muscular men, with the limbs of a jet Hercules; and the other half were Baggara Arabs — small, brown, and wiry, with little, vicious eyes, and thin, cruel lips. The Tragedy of the Korosko by Arthur Conan Doyle [1898]

Walter Scott It is unknown in Africa, among the negroes — in America.” “Don’t tell me that,” said the Captain; “a Yankee will fight with muskets and buck-shot, rather than sit still with an affront. Saint Ronan’s Well by Walter Scott [1824]

T. H. Huxley They goe many together and kill many negroes that travaile in the woods. Essays by T. H. Huxley

Edgar Rice Burroughs Between them and the enclosure stretched a cultivated field in which a number of negroes were working. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

Guy de Maupassant Then, in the distance, coming in his direction, he saw a long, slender gig which four oarsmen as black as negroes were driving through the water like an arrow. Sundays of a Bourgeois (Les Dimanches d’un bourgeois de Paris) by Guy de Maupassant [1880]

John Lewis Burckhard The negroes and Indians were employed in cutting some of the meat into slices, and drying it for their travelling provision. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

Anthony Trollope But bribe as he would the negroes would not work. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

G. K. Chesterton You could compare it with the emancipation of negroes from planters—if it were true that a white man in early youth always dreamed of the abstract beauty of a black man. A Miscellany of Men by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

Robert Green Ingersoll The negroes represented their deities with black skins and curly hair. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Isabella Bird The negroes are not in a condition to receive freedom in the reckless way in which some abolitionists propose to bestow it upon them. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

F. Scott Fitzgerald The car stopped suddenly and several figures took shape out of the dark beside it — these were negroes also. Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Oscar Wilde Their camels were picketed behind them, and the negroes who were their servants were pitching tents of tanned skin upon the sand, and making a high wall of the prickly pear. A House of Pomegranates by Oscar Wilde

Jules Verne The negroes were busy poisoning arrows with the juice of the euphorbium — a piece of work deemed a great affair among these savage tribes, and carried on with a sort of ceremonial solemnity. Five Weeks in a Balloon by Jules Verne [1869]

A. E. W. Mason And again in the throng the ill-conditioned talk, the untranslatable jests of the Arabs and the negroes went their round. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

He passed through the squalid quarters of the improvident negroes and on beyond the picturesque shacks of the poorer mestizos. Cabbages and Kings by O. Henry [1904]

Andrew Lang We might show how, in magic, negroes of Barbadoes make clay effigies of their enemies, and pierce them, just as Greeks did in Plato’s time, or the men of Accad in remotest antiquity. Custom and Myth by Andrew Lang

George Borrow A boat was now lowered from the vessel, in which the captain, who was charged with the mail from Gibraltar, the Jew secretary, and the hadji and his attendant negroes departed for the shore. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

Maria Edgeworth The sufferings which had been endured by many of the wretched negroes to furnish out this magnificent entertainment were never once thought of by these selfish epicures. The Grateful Negro by Maria Edgeworth

I told the negroes not to stir from the place where they were, and keep the little dog in, and that I would go in and reconnoitre. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

Francis listened to the tune and saw five small negroes in gold-laced jackets dance across the carpet. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Three negroes were now seen calmly walking on the ramparts, and from time to time looking over as if examining the progress of the breach. Travels in Morocco by James Richardson

Whilst wandering about, however, we chanced to see a number of negroes turn out and chase down an antelope. Journal of a Cruise on the Tanganyika Lake by John Hanning Speke [1864]

William Makepeace Thackeray In a part of the country (its geographical position described) I see several negroes under Gorilla domination. Roundabout Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1860-63]

Tobias Smolle At best it must be in such a mortified condition, that no other people, except the negroes on the coast of Guinea, would feed upon it. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

Maria Edgeworth These negroes held their knives in their hands, ready to dip them into the bowl of poison. The Grateful Negro by Maria Edgeworth

Mr. Winwood Reade informs me that the Jollofs, a tribe of negroes on the west coast of Africa, “are remarkable for their uniformly fine appearance. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Jules Verne The Indians and the negroes ran into their huts and cabins. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne [1881]

Tobias Smolle In like manner, the hair of our fine ladies is frizzled into the appearance of negroes wool, and stiffened with an abominable paste of hog’s grease, tallow, and white powder. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

Oscar Wilde The hot sun beat brightly upon them, and the negroes ran up and down the gangway and lashed them with whips of hide. A House of Pomegranates by Oscar Wilde

H.P. Lovecraft I can recall that fire today as I saw it then at the age of seven, with the federal soldiers shouting, the women screaming, and the negroes howling and praying. The Rats in the Walls by H.P. Lovecraft [1923]

Even at the time of my visit some 400 to 500 negroes were under guard in a deserted factory, and, whilst we were visiting Nessalla, they were marched down to bathe. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

Oscar Wilde The negroes chattered to each other, and began to quarrel over a string of bright beads. A House of Pomegranates by Oscar Wilde

Robert Louis Stevenson All eyes were directed on the passenger; and once more I saw the negroes toss up their hands to heaven, but now as if with passionate wonder and delight. The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson

Oscar Wilde The negroes seized it from him, and thrust him back. A House of Pomegranates by Oscar Wilde

Herman Melville That all the negroes slept upon deck, as is customary in this navigation, and none wore fetters, because the owner, his friend Aranda, told him that they were all tractable; . Benito Cereno by Herman Melville

William Makepeace Thackeray A series of studies of negroes alone would form a picturebook, delightfully grotesque. Notes of a Journey From Cornhill to Grand Cairo by William Makepeace Thackeray

John Galsworthy He’s the best of all the negroes round — nearly eighty, with quite white hair. A Silent Wooing by John Galsworthy

H. G. Wells Some negroes in a curious wasp-like uniform of black and yellow appeared down the passage, and one hastened to throw up a sliding shutter that had seemed a door to Graham, and led the way through it. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

Oscar Wilde The negroes shrugged their shoulders, and threw the body overboard. A House of Pomegranates by Oscar Wilde

These shells the negroes also burn for lime. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

Herman Melville But to kill or maim the negroes was not the object. Benito Cereno by Herman Melville

On this Captain Blunt began to talk of negroes at large. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

Anthony Trollope In Maryland and Delaware are men who hate slavery, who would be only too happy to enfranchise their slaves; but the negroes who have been slaves are not fit for freedom. North America by Anthony Trollope

John Galsworthy But I can’t see why negroes shouldn’t be tried the same as white men. A Silent Wooing by John Galsworthy

The negroes had charged, and the Lugareños, struck with terror at the unforeseen catastrophe, were rushing helter-skelter through the gate. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

John Morley Chesterfield, a thoroughly impartial and just observer, said in 1764 that the poor people in Ireland were used worse than negroes by their masters and the middlemen. Burke by John Morley [1879]

James Anthony Froude Now there was a certain giant named Diabolus—king of the blacks or negroes, as Bunyan noticeably calls them—the negroes standing for sinners or fallen angels. Bunyan by James Anthony Froude [1880]

Guy de Maupassant I looked with pity at those poor negroes shivering beneath this white frozen shower. A King's Son (Toumbouctoo) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

Anthony Trollope The negroes are the very reverse of all this; you cannot hurry them; but in all other respects — and perhaps even in that respect also — they are good servants. North America by Anthony Trollope

Often had these negroes looked for a large snake, and as often been disappointed. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

Maria Edgeworth Their plans were laid with consummate art; and the negroes were urged to execute them by all the courage of despair. The Grateful Negro by Maria Edgeworth

H. G. Wells You may have to condemn most, but why all? There may be — neither of us knows enough to denynegroes who are handsome, capable, courageous. A Modern Utopia by H. G. Wells [1905]

Herman Melville The negroes giving too hot a reception, the whites kept a more respectful distance. Benito Cereno by Herman Melville

Theodore Dreiser He was not at all sure, for instance, that the negroes could be made into anything much more significant than they were. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

F. Scott Fitzgerald The negroes had gathered together on the deck and their voices rose together in a haunting melody that soared in poignant harmonics toward the moon. Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Thus in a single hour he so prevailed upon those miserable negroes that their hearts became quite as black as their faces. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

Maria Edgeworth The negroes continued to dance and divert themselves till late in, the evening. The Grateful Negro by Maria Edgeworth

D. H. Lawrence But there were several negro statues, wood-carvings from West Africa, strange and disturbing, the carved negroes looked almost like the foetus of a human being. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

He used to say when the war was over that the negroes were emancipated, but slavery was not abolished yet. A Traveler from Altruria by William Dean Howells

Gertrude Stein Gertrude Stein concluded that negroes were not suffering from persecution, they were suffering from nothingness. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

Oscar Wilde I followed behind, and the negroes hurried their steps and scowled. A House of Pomegranates by Oscar Wilde

Jules Verne The Indians and the negroes were at their quarters along the sides. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne [1881]

A certain amount of absorption of mulattoes into negroes must always be in progress; and this would lead to an apparent diminution of the former. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Kate Chopin Thérèse soon enlightened her with the information that the negroes were very averse to working for Northern people whose speech, manners, and attitude towards themselves were unfamiliar. At Fault by Kate Chopin

He had seen his father’s negroes creep upon their hands and knees for his amusement — had ridden them so, “making believe” they were his horses. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

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

Jules Verne But the work in the mines is not so pleasant, and the two thousand negroes employed in that work by the government are obliged even to divert the watercourses to get at the diamantiferous sand. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne [1881]

H. G. Wells Do you altogether understand?” “We taught them that,” said Ostrog. “Perhaps. Can you teach them to forget it? But enough of this! These negroes must not come. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

D. H. Lawrence He was thinking that she put him on a level with a negro slave on a plantation: in his idea, negroes were still slaves. St Mawr by D. H. Lawrence

Besides the crew, we were taking three other negroes up to the mines, and with my boxes we were rather uncomfortably crowded for a long journey. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

Maria Edgeworth He is punished because his master is unfortunate! To this barbarous injustice the negroes on Mr. Edwards’ plantation were never exposed. The Grateful Negro by Maria Edgeworth

Kate Chopin The negroes were overawed at the splendor of her toilettes and showed a respect for her in proportion to the money value which these toilettes reflected. At Fault by Kate Chopin

There are a great number of negroes in New York, all free; their emancipation having been completed in 1827. Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope

Charles Kingsley Another heavy blow — a confused roar of shouts, shots, curses — a confused mass of negroes and English, foam and pebbles — and he recollects no more. Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley

F. Scott Fitzgerald He had put his entire force of negroes at their disposal, guaranteed to supply them with any materials that the world could offer, and left them to work out some ideas of their own. Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Since the above appeared in print I have had the account of this engagement with the negroes in the forest from Mr. Edmonstone’s own mouth. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

Caithness spoke bitterly, “Are you letting that horde of negroes loose on London?” he asked. Shadows of Ecstasy by Charles Williams

Hither the runaway negroes repair, and form settlements from whence they issue to annoy the colonists, as occasion may offer. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

It is just as true among negroes or wild Indians who never heard of Greece or Jerusalem, as it is among white folks. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

Not a word was spoken; the five negroes of the crew (Enrico answered for their fidelity) moved about noiselessly, almost invisible. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

The decks were covered with a jabbering turmoil of negroes with muscular arms and brawny shoulders. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

With respect to savages, Mr. Winwood Reade informs me that the negroes of west Africa often commit suicide. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Kate Chopin Armand Aubigny sat in the wide hallway that commanded a view of the spectacle; and it was he who dealt out to a half dozen negroes the material which kept this fire ablaze. Short stories by Kate Chopin

I hired some negroes from a woodcutter in another creek to repair the roof; and then the house, or at least what remained of it, became headquarters for natural history. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

He gave an imitation of the two negroes in broken English; the roof was rent with applause. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

H.P. Lovecraft Whenever the morgue proved inadequate, two local negroes attended to this matter, and they were seldom questioned. Herbert West — Reanimator by H.P. Lovecraft [1922]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Back aft the negroes had begun to sing, and the cool lake, fresh with dawn, echoed serenely to their low voices. Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The negroes showed their usual art. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

Oscar Wilde We stood in the market-place, and the negroes uncorded the bales of figured cloths and opened the carved chests of sycamore. A House of Pomegranates by Oscar Wilde

From first to last, some of the sick Hottentots rode the hospital donkeys, allowing the negroes to tug their animals; for the smallest ailment threw them broadcast on their backs. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

F. Scott Fitzgerald The negroes would leave their work when they saw her, and crowd, chuckling and chattering, to the rail as she floated, an agile minnow, on and under the surface of the clear water. Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Maria Edgeworth His negroes were all well clad, and in the gayest colours, and their merry countenances suited the gaiety of their dress. The Grateful Negro by Maria Edgeworth

William Makepeace Thackeray And these fifteen negroes are the pick of a family of some eighty or ninety. Roundabout Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1860-63]

Of all men, negroes are the most capable of friendship; their affection is a mine: and we have only worked it with the lash; and that is a ridiculous mining tool, I rather think. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

A. E. W. Mason A troupe of itinerant musicians were playing to that crowd of negroes and Arabs and Egyptians for a night’s lodging and the price of a meal. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

Thomas Wolfe Judge Bland had on his books the names of negroes who had paid him fifty cents or a dollar a week over a period of years, on an original loan of ten or twenty dollars. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

William Makepeace Thackeray Wherever we went the negroes seemed happy. Notes of a Journey From Cornhill to Grand Cairo by William Makepeace Thackeray

F. Scott Fitzgerald The negroes stooped and pulled up what appeared to be a trap-door in the side of the mountain. Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

With negroes the beard is scanty or wanting, and they rarely have whiskers; in both sexes the body is frequently almost destitute of fine down. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

F. Scott Fitzgerald The negroes believed him implicitly. Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

By that time the household negroes had occupied the staircase with what weapons they could find upstairs. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Jules Verne The population does not exceed 150 inhabitants, and consists of English and Americans, married to negroes and Cape Hottentots, who might bear away the palm for ugliness. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

There are few negroes on these sugar plantations. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Kate Chopin Out in the still fields the negroes were picking cotton. Short stories by Kate Chopin

Rafael Sabatini Biskaine followed him and the negroes came last. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

F. Scott Fitzgerald The negroes had brought ashore their musical instruments, and the sound of weird ragtime was drifting softly over on the warm breath of the night. Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

H. G. Wells It is their own negroes — French speaking negroes. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

Guy de Maupassant These negroes were born close to a country where they eat human beings! And each day such a number of soldiers were killed around the town! I questioned Timbuctoo. He would not answer. A King's Son (Toumbouctoo) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

H. G. Wells Besides —” “The negroes are only an instrument. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]