Phrases with "neither"

George Gissing Yet neither had ever more desired heart-sympathy than now. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Bill said nothing, neither did I. “It was Miss Sophie Chalk, I presume,” went on old Brandon, ringing the bell. Our First Term at Oxford by Ellen Wood [1873]

Edith Wharton He was conscious of neither pity nor hatred for the throng in his path. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

It was not only that I could not become spiteful, I did not know how to become anything; neither spiteful nor kind, neither a rascal nor an honest man, neither a hero nor an insect. Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Sir Walter Scott Without the aid of our wealth, they could neither furnish forth their hosts in war, nor their triumphs in peace, and the gold which we lend them returns with increase to our coffers. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott [1820]

Alfred Ainger I have offered my resignation, and it is neither accepted nor rejected. Charles Lamb by Alfred Ainger [1882]

James Joyce So you be either man or mouse and you be neither fish nor flesh. Finnegans Wake by James Joyce

Presently there was a silence, and then her voice rose sweet and clear by itself— “They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more, neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

Walter Scott I am neither a private soldier, nor am I indisposed, more than by the heat of this cursed place. The Surgeon’s Daughter by Walter Scott [1827]

They neither yielded nor grasped at him. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

James Hogg So great that neither you nor the world can ever either know or conceive them. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg [1824]

Andrew Lang But, we reply, his picture of iron in these passages is neither more nor less definite than his mental picture of the other commodities. Homer and His Age by Andrew Lang

Gaston Leroux That explains why neither Monsieur Stangerson, nor the keeper, who were at some distance from the pavilion, had heard the revolver shot. Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux [1907]

Edgar Allan Poe We flew along at a great rateneither of us having said a word since casting loose from the wharf. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe

Arthur Conan Doyle He is tall, slim, and fair-haired, rather a good-looking young man—decidedly more so than Bob. I did not sleep very well that night; neither did my companion. The Heiress of Glenmahowley by Arthur Conan Doyle

Henry James Daniel Touchett had been neither at Harvard nor at Oxford, and it was his own fault if he had placed in his son’s hands the key to modern criticism. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Arthur Machen For he had instinctively determined that there was neither rest nor health in all the arid waste of streets about him. The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen [1907]

Virginia Woolf The sitting-room neither knew nor cared. Jacob’s Room by Virginia Woolf [1920]

But he did not care to do that, neither did he follow my advice and consult a leading specialist. What Really Happened by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1926]

Algernon Blackwood It neither touched nor soiled her; she brushed its dirt and dust aside as though a non-conducting atmosphere surrounded her. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Virginia Woolf The Queen thus moves in an ambiguous world, between fact and fiction, neither embodied nor disembodied. The Death of the Moth and other essays by Virginia Woolf [1942]

He neither sold nor bought in the parish, and he kept his own counsel, but his profession was clear enough had there been eyes to see. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He neither eats, nor drinks, nor speaks. To Win the Love He Sought by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1895]

Edith Wharton But neither can I go on living as all the women in my set do. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

But neither reason nor bounds had any connection with presents from Great-uncle Charles. Once he had sent a set of chopsticks, which upset nursery discipline for a week. Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey

But she did not go to bed, neither did she lock herself in. The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

Thomas Hughes The sporting interest had all drawn blanks, and they were sulky accordingly; neither of the favourites had yet been drawn, and it had come down to the upper-fourth. Tom Brown’s School Days by Thomas Hughes

Henry James She pursued her homeward course with her friend, neither of them pretending much not to consent to appear silent. Madame de Mauves by Henry James [1874]

Anthony Trollope The father thus passed twice through Colmar, but on neither occasion did he call upon his son. The Golden Lion of Granpere by Anthony Trollope

Guy de Maupassan It was one of those hours of bewilderment and hallucination when a man is neither conscious of his actions nor able to guide his will. A Father’s Confession by Guy de Maupassan

Jules Verne Certainly if Neb had any important matter to communicate to his master he could not employ a more sure or more rapid messenger, who could pass where neither the colonists could, nor even Top himself. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Leon Trotsky My childhood does not appear to me like a sunny meadow, as it does to the small minority; neither does it appear like a dark cave of hunger, violence and misery, as it does to the majority. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Yet neither this stout captain nor his crew shirked any danger men had ever grappled with since men were. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

You know to the full, as well as I, that COLDNESS AND DISCOURAGEMENT may be so exhibited as to convince their object that he is neither distasteful or indifferent to the person who wears this manner. The Purcell Papers by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

I sank down into an armchair and then for a long minute neither of us spoke. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

Ann Radcliffe The priest and Vivaldi now spoke together, but the words of neither could be distinguished, when a voice, tremendous from its loudness, like bursting thunder, dissipated the cloud of mystery. The Italian by Ann Radcliffe [1796]

Arthur Machen The two men once free from this swarming curiosity stepped out briskly, but for twenty minutes neither spoke a word. The Red Hand by Arthur Machen

He had my mouth and my shape of head, but he had a slightly sullen air which he could have got from neither of us. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

Wilkie Collins With all possible respect for her father, she ventured to think that neither he nor any one, possessing the sense of vision, could quite enter into her feelings as the circumstances then were. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

John Lewis Burckhard Such exhibitions create neither horror nor disgust in the breast of an Osmanly; their continual recurrence hardens his feelings, and renders him insensible to the emotions of pity. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

Elizabeth Gaskell I am speaking all this time as if neither you nor I had any home duties, but were free to do as me liked. The Moorland Cottage by Elizabeth Gaskell [1851]

Nobody, neither Hareton nor Zillah, is to know. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

Since the case involved Marion Sharpe, it would be the latter; but it made no difference because in neither case was Blair, Hayward, and Bennet likely to be interested. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

H. Rider Haggard So absorbed was the woman in her sorrow that she neither saw nor heard them. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

John Locke But in neither of these do we receive our light or knowledge from maxims. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

Next day, they tried the same experiment upon another woman, and afterwards upon a third; but, fortunately, neither of the victims lost her life from this brutality. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

D. H. Lawrence He could not bear their emotions, neither their activities. The Captain’s Doll by D. H. Lawrence

George Gissing A fortnight, and no word from Lady Whitelaw. But neither was Godwin’s letter posted. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

In reality he saw no moon; neither moon, nor sky above, nor any earthly thing beneath; he only saw his own reckless folly in his mind’s clouded mirror. A Tragedy by Ellen Wood [1886]

Anatole France It irritated her to think that there were simple people who doubt neither themselves nor others. The Red Lily by Anatole France [1894]

Olaf Stapledon Then which, I ask in terror, is real, the bright or the dark? For to me, who have seen both, neither is less real than the other, but one is infinitely more to be desired. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

Victor Hugo The cell was neither flagged nor paved. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Rudyard Kipling Let the White go to the White and the Black to the Black. Then, whatever trouble falls is in the ordinary course of thingsneither sudden, alien, nor unexpected. Plain Tales from the Hills by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

George Meredith He got loose from them and held them up to the candle, and the rays were admitted, neither winking nor peeping. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Henry James I seem to myself like a spy or traitor when I meet their eyes, and am conscious that I neither hope nor fear in sympathy with them, although they look at me in full confidence of sympathy. Hawthorne by Henry James [1879]

R. D. Blackmore I used no fire-arm that night, neither did any of my men. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Jonathan Swif Patrick lay out last night, and is not yet returned: faith, poor Presto is a desolate creature; neither servant, nor linen, nor anything. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

Anthony Trollope But then, again, neither is it altogether of Crasweller that I must think, — not of Crasweller or of myself. The Fixed Period by Anthony Trollope

He felt for all this neither love nor resentment. The Rover by Joseph Conrad [1923]

D. H. Lawrence He was in a private retreat of his own, that had neither nationality, nor any great adherent. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Sugar is just sugar and sweet is just sweet; neither is the other; nor can the word ‘is’ ever be understood to join any subject to its predicate rationally. A Pluralistic Universe by William James [1909]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Her reactions to it were not those attributed to her sex — it roused her neither to disgust nor to a premature feeling of motherhood. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

And another thing,” says I, “surprises me, though I see no sun as we have to warm the air, you are very temperate in the town, and it is seldom cold here; but I neither see fire nor smoke. Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins by Robert Paltock [1751]

Indeed, I believe that neither I nor any of the present generation will reap the fruits of this movement. Thirteen at Table by Mór Jókai

Victor Hugo You are not wicked; you are like other men, neither better nor worse. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

The unfortunate part of it was that we neither of us knew how or where to begin. The Race of Life by Guy Boothby [1906]

George Gissing The day of unutterable gloom and misery had set in such an outbreak of glorious light as neither had ever known. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Jane Austen I know your disposition, Lizzy. I know that you could be neither happy nor respectable, unless you truly esteemed your husband; unless you looked up to him as a superior. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen [1813]

Anthony Trollope Besides, you have neither timber nor iron ready to do it. La Vendée by Anthony Trollope

Guy de Maupassant We could see neither sky nor earth, and found ourselves lost in the midst of a kind of forest of wooden stakes, that came as high as our noses. Old Mongilet (Le Père Mongilet) by Guy de Maupassant [1885]

Thomas Paine If it be said that aged persons do not come much into the streets, so neither do infants; and a great proportion of grown children are in schools and in work-shops as apprentices. The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine [1791]

D. H. Lawrence Ursula could not help dreaming of Moloch. Her God was not mild and gentle, neither Lamb nor Dove. He was the lion and the eagle. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

G. K. Chesterton But neither the believer nor the unbeliever has the impudence to call himself the Englishman. Certainly the great Victorian rationalism has succeeded in doing a damage to religion. The Victorian Age in Literature by G. K. Chesterton [1913]

The sum of the explanation is that the ministry seemed to him at that time to be neither honourable, agreeable, nor profitable. Daniel Defoe by William Minto [1879]

Thomas Paine Through all the vocabulary of Adam there is not such an animal as a Duke or a Count; neither can we connect any certain ideas with the words. The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine [1791]

Lady Morgan I cannot read—I cannot think—nothing touches, nothing interests me; neither is it permitted me to indulge my sufferings in solitude. The Wild Irish Girl by Lady Morgan [1806]

Margaret Oliphant The House of Lords never saw its new member, neither did any of those gay haunts of the fashionable world of which he had once dreamed. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

Edith Wharton The word grated on Waythorn. “That is neither here nor there. The Descent of Man and other stories by Edith Wharton [1903]

George MacDonald Again I looked, but saw neither shape nor motion. Lilith by George MacDonald

Such coincidences are neither so numerous nor so striking as those afforded by the Aztec history. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

His grief would not let him eat, and he sipped a cup of tea that was too hot, and had neither milk nor sugar enough. The Wyvern Mystery by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

E. Phillips Oppenheim Apart from all these minor sins, neither I nor any one else liked him. The Glenlitten Murder by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1929]

T. H. Huxley That the ‘hippocampus minor’ is neither pecular to, nor characteristic of, man, as it is found in certain of the higher quadrumana. Essays by T. H. Huxley

Anthony Trollope I neither ask, nor wish for any mercy at your hands. La Vendée by Anthony Trollope

Taken purely pluralistically, neither of them can own any part of a between, because, so taken, each is supposed shut up to itself: the fact of a between thus commits us to a higher knower. A Pluralistic Universe by William James [1909]

William Makepeace Thackeray Quick, children, and sit at my feet: for they are cold, very cold: and it seems as if neither wine nor worsted will warm ’em. Roundabout Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1860-63]

William Morris You have had all that said to you twenty times, I doubt not; and twenty times twenty have said it to yourselves, and now I have said it again to you, and done neither you nor me good nor harm thereby. Hopes and Fears for Art by William Morris [1882]

On the other hand, in the adult male and in the young of both sexes (as I saw in the Gardens), neither the naked skin at the posterior end of the body, nor the face, shew a trace of red. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Henry Lawson A great bank of rain-clouds is rising in that direction, but no one says he thinks it will rain; neither does anybody think we’re going to have some rain. While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson

William Hope Hodgson And she said nothing, neither then nor afterward; but I did be honoured all my life after, when that I did anytime mind me of the way that Mine Own lookt upward at me in those moments. The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson

M. R. James When he opened his eyes, of course, it went; but when he shut them once more it framed itself afresh, and acted itself out again, neither quicker nor slower than before. Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James

John Galsworthy Her beauty was neither English, French, Spanish, nor Italian — it was special! He appreciated, too, as never before, his mother’s subtlety of instinct. To Let by John Galsworthy

There had been neither comprehension nor sympathy in his reception of Grant’s news. The Singing Sands by Josephine Tey [1952]

His pardon once procured, you will give him fifteen, twenty, thirty thousand francs; the amount does not matter; neither you nor I make any pretence of saving money. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

Charles Kingsley Breathless, but still untired, he toiled up a steep incline, where he could feel beneath him neither moss nor herb. Two Years Ago by Charles Kingsley

Tue woful wretches be we, and caytyves, That be encombred of oure owne lyves; And as thou art a rightful lord and judge, Give neither eny morcy nor refùge. Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales for the Modern Reader by prepared & edited by Arthur Burrell MA

Adam Lindsay Gordon Orion: I won’t disparage your horsemanship, But your steed will stand neither spur nor whip, And is hasty and hard to steer at times. Poems by Adam Lindsay Gordon

One lay and writhed: the other neither moved nor spake. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

His utterances are neither extravagant nor chimerical. The Diamond Sutra by translated from the Chinese with an introduction and notes by William Gemmell

Mark Twain We hadn’t ever been this rich before in neither of our lives. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

He released one arm to catch at those hands, tore at them, but they neither bent nor shook. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Edith Wharton Now and then he paused before a canvas, or prolonged from one of the benches his silent communion with some miracle of line or color; but he neither looked at his wife nor spoke to her. Crucial Instances by Edith Wharton [1901]

Edmund Burke For, in the first place, men are very rarely seen in this strained posture; it is not natural to them; neither is it at all becoming. On the Sublime and Beautiful by Edmund Burke [1757]

John Locke And when all those syllogisms are made, neither those that are nor those that are not logicians will see the force of the argumentation, i. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

William Dampier But for beeswax and clove-bark I do not remember the rates, neither do I well remember the rates of Europe commodities; but I think the rate of iron was not above 4 dollars a hundred. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

Fanny Fern Well, neither she nor Bond make me any trouble, there’s that in it; if they did I wouldn’t stand it. Ruth Hall by Fanny Fern [1854]

His dress, for he did not disdain the impression produced by such adventitious aids, was such as to set off his handsome person to advantage; neither gaudy nor striking, but rich. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Marjorie Bowen She had nothing to do, neither work nor play. Elsie’s Lonely Afternoon by Marjorie Bowen

Edmund Burke With you a man can neither earn nor buy his dinner without a speculation. Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke [1790]

Anthony Trollope There was now neither inclination nor opportunity for a fête, such as would have graced the nuptials of Marie de Lescure at a happier time; she now neither desired, nor could have endured it. La Vendée by Anthony Trollope

Arnold Bennett There was no peace in it for the eye, neither on the walls nor on the floor. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

But I that am exilèd, and barren Of allegrace, am in so gret despeir, That neither water, erthe, nor fyr, nor air, Nor creatúre, that of them makèd is, May ever helpe or comfort me in this. Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales for the Modern Reader by prepared & edited by Arthur Burrell MA

This was a result that might have been perhaps anticipated; but what was much less to have been expected, neither of the disputants ever appeared to lose their temper. Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope

Her song was not a classic, neither was it grossly popular. Tiny Luttrell by E. W. Hornung [1893]

But Bérénice is a pint — neither more nor less, and fits its bottle to a nicety. Landmarks in Literature--French by Lytton Strachey

Rudyard Kipling To us, neither sun, moon, earth, water nor the forest are as men see them and deal with them up above, on the shoulders of our planet. A Book of Words by Rudyard Kipling [1928]

And if nothing in Coleridge’s writings serves to account for it, so neither does anything traceable or tangible in the mere matter of his conversations. Coleridge by H. D. Traill [1884]

Henry James He seemed to have formed a high opinion of Rowland’s discretion, for he presently continued: “It would be a great match, for she brings him neither a name nor a fortune — nothing but her beauty. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

Walter Scott The body’s auld, and can neither work nor want, but he is the only hand to set a clock. Redgauntlet by Walter Scott [1824]

It is neither flesh nor fowl; and, exception made for some fine passages, more at the beginning than in the rest of the book, it jars and irks, and amazes, but does not captivate or persuade. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

Let the men who have neither wives nor children carry on that work. The Infidel by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1900]

For a full minute neither of them moved. The Slayer of Souls by Robert W. Chambers [1920]

He did not stop, neither did he remove his pipe from the down-twisted corner of his mouth; his eye at me was cold and sour. Some Experiences of an Irish R.M. by Somerville and Ross [1899]

Sinclair Lewis Jinny stood in the middle and looked about, neither awed nor ridiculing it, belonging to it as (Cass fondly believed) she would belong to any setting she might encounter. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

Jules Verne There could be no doubt that the bitter cold of winter would solder Victoria Island to the vast ice-field, and it was highly probable that it would drift neither too far north nor too far eouth. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

Anthony Trollope He could boast neither birth, nor talent, nor wit,—nor, indeed, wealth in the ordinary sense of the word. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

But neither did I dare remain, so after quaking for a good five minutes on the threshold, I made one wild dash through the door. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green

During the time she had been with us, she had neither written nor received any letters, so that there had been no chance of my becoming familiar with her penmanship. The Race of Life by Guy Boothby [1906]

Marjorie Bowen They walked on, neither saying a word, he waiting for her and she absorbed in some emotion that held her silent. The Rake’s Progress by Marjorie Bowen [1912]

They are honest people, neither proud nor hard; they — they will give us their blessing — we will marry, and then with time, I am sure, we shall succeed in mollifying my father. The Daughter of the Commandant by Aleksandr Pushkin

Francis Bacon Every body ignited so as to turn to a fiery red, even if unaccompanied by flame, is always hot; neither is there any negative to be subjoined to this affirmative. The New Organon by Francis Bacon [1620]

Elizabeth Gaskell Molly stood, numb to the heart; neither glad nor sorry, nor anything but stunned. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

But I do not dream of happiness, neither (could you fathom one drop of the dark and limitless ocean of my emotions) would you name to me that word. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

I neither gamble nor quarrel; why, then, should I fear you?” “As you will; I have done. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

Robert Louis Stevenson He is neither afraid of being slangy nor of being dull; nor, let me add, of being ridiculous. Familiar Studies of Men and Books by Robert Louis Stevenson

Anthony Trollope And if it were allowed to go on its way it would make Lord Rufford feel that she was neither alarmed nor displeased by the suddenness of his departure. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

Isabella Bird He is neither tall, black-haired, nor pale; he neither raises his eyes habitually to heaven, nor turns down his shirt-collar. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

Maria Edgeworth Trust, my Olivia, neither to your wit, nor your beauty, nor your accomplishments, but employ your “various arts of trifling prettily,” and, take my word for it, you will succeed. Leonora by Maria Edgeworth [1806]

Every second blow was directed aft — one blow forward, which generally severely disagreed with the gin; one blow astern, which afforded neither mental relief nor physical comfort. Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield

Edgar Allan Poe The whole company, indeed, seemed now deeply to feel that in the costume and bearing of the stranger neither wit nor propriety existed. The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe

But neither then nor at any time had he given Jameson orders to invade the Transvaal, or to precipitate an armed conflict, which he believed to be unnecessary. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

Walter Scott She neither fled nor fainted, but sunk on her knees, and asked him to spare her life. The Heart of Mid-Lothian by Walter Scott [1818]

James Hogg The scene that ensued is neither to be described nor believed if it were. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg [1824]

George MacDonald What cared baby for the loss of a hundred situations? Yet neither father nor mother thought him hard-hearted because he crowed and laughed in the middle of their troubles. At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald

George Gissing For the first time he came to a standstill; neither in the wonted pocket nor anywhere else was his purse to be found. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

Charles Kingsley Down once more, into a glen; but such a glen as neither England nor America has ever seen; or, please God, ever will see, glorious as it is. Two Years Ago by Charles Kingsley

He is now in nutritive equilibrium again, but with a new weight; and this neither lessens nor increases because his various combustion-processes have adjusted themselves to the changed dietary. Memories and Studies by William James

We looked just the same as a hundred other long-legged six-foot natives with our beards and hair pretty wild — neither better nor worse. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

Wilkie Collins She neither spoke to me nor looked towards me. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Abraham Merri But neither turned to us; each stared straightly, motionless along the axis of the sinking cone, the woman’s left arm holding Ruth close to her side. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

Baldwin Spencer Descent is neither in the paternal nor paternal line, and the totem of the child depends entirely upon the locality at which it is supposed to have entered the mother in spirit form. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Theodore Dreiser Know, then, that for you is neither surfeit nor content. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Andrew Lang Ho, ho! now I have him!’ Esben was now put into a little dark hole, where he neither saw sun nor moon, and there he was fed on sweet milk and nut-kernels. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Arthur Morrison As for himself, he was hopeless: plainly he must have some incomprehensible defect of nature, since he offended, do as he might, and could neither understand nor redeem his fault. A Child of the Jago by Arthur Morrison

George Gissing When Redgrave took his leave, it was without shaking of hands—with no Auf Wiedersehen. He smiled, he murmured civilities; Alma neither smiled nor spoke. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

How the time passed she knew not, neither did she care. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

Thomas Hardy As Antigone said, I am neither a dweller among men nor ghosts. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

Ivan Turgenev Ozhogin himself was a commonplace person, neither good-looking nor bad-looking; his wife resembled an aged chicken; but their daughter had not taken after her parents. The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other stories by Ivan Turgenev

It is no liberality to make a profusion of money upon every vain occasion, neither is it fortitude to make effusion of blood, except the cause of it be worth. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

All were wont to retire early to bed; neither Hockin nor his wife had literary tastes, and were not disposed to consume much oil, so as to read at night. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

We are united less in the body than in the soul, for in the body neither of us may probably sojourn much longer. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Confused and distressed, Mather could utter neither apology nor defense. All the Sad Young Men by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1926]

Thomas Hardy To his surprise he also had the satisfaction of perceiving that neither boy nor dog was in her company. Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy [1895]

James Hogg We must leave this land forthwith, for here there is neither peace, safety, nor comfort for us. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg [1824]

She neither wept nor trembled, but stood by her husband’s side, pale and steadfast, ready to sustain and comfort him, rather than to add to his burden with the weight of her own grief. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Decidedly, Peter, Baron de Grost, did not improve! He rose to leave precisely at the right time, neither too early nor too late. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

The House of Commons suited him better than the colder atmosphere of the House of Lords; but in neither did he rise to speak without diffidence and fear. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

Frances Hodgson Burnett She neither cared nor knew whether it was because her hysteric emotion bored or annoyed him, or because he had the taste to realize that she would not wish to be looked at. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

I neither wanted smile nor tear, Bright joy nor bitter woe, But just a song that sweet and clear, Though haply sad, might flow. Poems by Currer Bell by Charlotte Bronte [1846]

Each step in it is discussed with a prying interest that is neither malevolent nor sympathetic, but simply curious. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

Daniel Defoe I was struck dumb at the sight, and knew neither what to say nor what to do; he did not know me, and that was all the present relief I had. The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe [1683]

Maria Edgeworth Orphan though she was, she could not accept of protection or obligation from any human being who neither liked or esteemed her. Helen by Maria Edgeworth

Jules Verne Now, as he did not growl, it was because danger was neither near nor approaching. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Such trains of reasoning the greater part of mankind have neither leisure to weigh, nor, for want of education and use, skill to judge of. Locke by Thomas Fowler [1880]

Anthony Trollope But as the uttermost malice of adversity had not been able altogether to depress her, so neither did returning prosperity exalt her — as far as she herself was concerned. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

Walter Scott For you, sir, I believe and apprehend nothing; but some restraint; my uncle is neither cruel nor unjust, though few will go further in the cause which he has adopted. Redgauntlet by Walter Scott [1824]

You simply can do nothing, neither great nor little — not a thing in the world — not even marry an old maid, or get a wretched 600-ton cargo of coal to its port of destination. Youth by Joseph Conrad [1898]

But I killed my enemy, and not my host, on the free highway and in the dark wood, but not in the house, and behind the stove with axe and club, neither with old women’s gossip. The Daughter of the Commandant by Aleksandr Pushkin

E. T. A. Hoffmann In consequence of due previous preparation my uncle had a good many fine things to say about art, which nobody understood, neither he himself nor any of the rest of us. The Fermata by E. T. A. Hoffmann

But the other said, Let it be neither mine nor thine, but divide it. The Doré Gallery of Bible Illustrations by Gustave Doré

Strange, that that which speaks to neither sense should thus command all!’ ‘Is the effect instantaneous?’ ‘Usually — but sometimes it remains dormant for a few hours. The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1834]

Andrew Lang But neither stream nor fish was to be seen; nothing but a rose bush. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Jules Verne But here, in Granite House, in the middle of a solid mass, over which neither the sea nor air had any influence, there was nothing to fear. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

George MacDonald Neither do I understand you; I can read neither your heart nor your face. Lilith by George MacDonald

G. K. Chesterton He knew that lines of poetry ought to be in a row, as palings ought to be in a row; and he knew that neither palings nor poetry looks any the worse for being simple or even severe. The Victorian Age in Literature by G. K. Chesterton [1913]

Walter Scott At present, I do know you; and have neither malice against your person, nor the liberty of a parent to fight for. Peveril of the Peak by Walter Scott [1822]

Ford Madox Ford She had known neither his name, nor how he occupied himself, not yet where he lived. Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

The air was pleasant, neither cold nor warm, and scented with the breath of flowers. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

I only knew that I had given her my confidence, that complete and utter confidence which neither wisdom nor power alone, can command. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

James Joyce A fellow that’s neither fish nor flesh. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Andrew Lang Mr Frederic Harrison, however, thinks that neither “the theology nor the philosophy of In Memoriam are new, original, with an independent force and depth of their own. Alfred Tennyson by Andrew Lang

Anthony Trollope But Mrs. O’Hara would expend her art on the household drudge, or on old Barney Corcoran who came with the turf — though by neither of them was she very clearly understood. An Eye for an Eye by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Rudyard Kipling I HAVE lived! The American Continent may now sink under the sea, for I have taken the best that it yields, and the best was neither dollars, love, nor real estate. American Notes by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

And yet you do not know Me. No! neither do those know Me that call upon Me most. A Second Coming by Richard Marsh [1900]

It was no affair of mine, that I should proclaim it, neither is it now. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Rudyard Kipling But neither Woodhouse nor the sergeant nor the writhing solicitor listened. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

Wilkie Collins How he can contrive to sit, without legs to balance him, is beyond my understanding — but that is neither here nor there. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

William Morris So stricken was she that she might neither cry out nor turn aside; neither did she think to pull her gown out of her girdle to cover the nakedness of her legs. Child Christopher and Goldilind the Fair by William Morris [1895]

To be sure, neither of them had much knowledge to bestow; and knowledge was not then the fashion, as it is now. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

Robert Green Ingersoll Until this belief is thrown aside, man must consider himself the slave of phantom mastersneither of whom promise liberty in this world nor in the next. The Gods by Robert Green Ingersoll