Phrases with "none"

Sinclair Lewis No servant had answered her knock on entering, none had disturbed them since. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

Elizabeth Gaskell My master is none o’ that mak’. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

He had no leaning to abstract science, none of the eager curiosity of the discoverer. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

Moreover, none of the phrases of the cult are at command, nor can a purely domestic story be decorated with clipped, straw-in-the-mouth, stable-smelling terms. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

H. G. Wells Their loyalties were at best gang loyalties; they were none the less greedy because they did at times hunt in packs. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

George Meredith There would be none for a time, certainly. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

Theodore Dreiser There is none of the tendency to sing outside of my lady’s window — to languish and repine in the face of difficulties. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Sir Richard Burton Ali Baba stayed forty days at home in ceremonial lamentation for the loss of his brother, so none within the town save himself and his wife (Kasim’s widow) and Morgiana knew aught the secret. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

Miles Franklin By finding a flaw in deeds, or something which none but lawyers understand, they had deprived him of all his property and left him to sink or swim. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

Nellie Bly He would have none of the Christian religion. Around the World in Seventy-Two Days by Nellie Bly [1890]

Arthur Conan Doyle It was a worn and weary face, the tired face of the spiritual fighter, but it was very kindly and companionable, none the less. The Land of Mist by Arthur Conan Doyle [1926]

For methinks there is even an excess in kindness, when we pass by none of our friends, but draw them all in, as to see a sight or hear a play. Symposiacs by Plutarch

Algernon Blackwood It lay there none the less, strong, vital, very simple. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Theodore Dreiser I have no personal feeling against you — none in the world. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Jane Austen We none of us expect to be in smooth water all our days. Persuasion by Jane Austen [1818]

Robert Louis Stevenson Into the recesses of that jungle, none could penetrate but those of African descent; an invisible, unconquerable foe lay there in wait for the European; and the air was death. The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson

Too many families already have stains upon their escutcheons; I will have none on mine. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Was it William Brook in the gig, or was it not? We found no trace of him after that stormy night: we have found none to this day. A Mystery by Ellen Wood [1882]

Jonathan Swif I should be glad to have the general applause there as I have here (though I say it); but I have only that of one or two, and therefore I would have none at all, but let you all be in the wrong. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

Don’t ye? Come, say lass; don’t ye know there’s none to compare wi’ ye ? “Thank you, sir. The Wyvern Mystery by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

It’s none of my business,” I snapped out, consigning, moreover, the Steward and Hamilton aloud to eternal perdition. The Shadow Line by Joseph Conrad [1917]

Mark Twain Best brands Georgian, none in market; second quality, 1851, L180. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Be this, however, as it may, none of these please me so much as the passero solitario. Alps and Sanctuaries of Piedmont and the Canton Ticino by Samuel Butler [1881]

Your majesty has none but submissive and respectful subjects. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

Wilkie Collins In his small way of business, none of his customers wanted to hire a carriage — even if he could have afforded to keep one. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

Rafael Sabatini The only danger, then, was the danger of the galleon’s cannon, and that danger was none so great as from experience Sakr-el-Bahr well knew. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

I was now, however, in hopes that none would fall. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

Finally there was none that satisfied him. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

She wrote others, including Mabel Vaughan, none of which had the same success. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

Henry James There’s none on the table? Then you’ll please get some and remember to place a bottle of it always here between my daughter and myself. The Pension Beaurepas by Henry James [1879]

As soon as grace is said after each meal, every one is at liberty either to retire to his own chambers or to walk in the College garden, there being none that has not a delightful one. Travels in England during the reign of Queen Elizabeth by Paul Hentzner

Anthony Trollope We none of us have any ground for displeasure against the present owner of this place, my cousin, Sir Owen Fitzgerald.” “We don’t know nothing about Sir Owen,” said one voice. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

Rafael Sabatini In Algiers there is none above thee save myself. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

Gertrude Stein Nevertheless. Anne. Analysis. From the standpoint of all white a week is none too much. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

James Joyce Terce for a fiddler, sixt for makmerriers, none for a Cole. Rise up now and aruse! Norvena’s over. Finnegans Wake by James Joyce

Zona Gale No, none of it happened,” she gravely agreed. Romance Island by Zona Gale [1906]

The coroner was gone; and old Jones had it all his own way; for, you see, none of us liked to interfere with the edict of an official gentleman who held sway in the county and sat on dead people. Abel Crew by Ellen Wood [1874]

Guy de Maupassant He no longer saw any of his old friends, none of his relations, nobody who might remind him of his past life. Monsieur Parent by Guy de Maupassant [1885]

Isabella Bird I replied that it occurred in a Persian village, and that in many countries one might be robbed, but in none that I knew of would such quick restitution be made. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

By force may none win the maid, of this have I been well assured; but wilt thou ride with warriors unto this land, and we still have aught of friends, they shall be summoned soon. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

George Gissing A few years ago, none of those ugly little houses stood in the mid-distance. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Furniture there was none except a three-legged stool and in a corner a heap of straw on which it seemed that a human figure lay. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

John Donne As thou thyself, who art all, art made of no substances, so the joys and glory which are with thee are made of none of these circumstances, essential joy, and glory essential. Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions and severall steps in my Sicknes by John Donne

Amongst that collection, none pleased so well, as the apotheosis of Germanicus, on a large agate, which is one of the most delicate pieces of the kind that I remember to have seen. Letters from Turkey by Mary Wortley Montagu [1725]

Travelling over casuarina sandhills and some level triodia ground, we found there was a creek with eucalypts on it, but it was quite evident that none of the late showers had fallen there. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

Henry James With a perfect sense of everything that can be urged against him, I find him none the less the very pearl of men. Glasses by Henry James [1896]

There is mannerism in most of the great English prose-writers of Dickens’s age—in Carlyle, in Macaulay, in Thackeray—but in none of them is there more mannerism than in Dickens himself. Dickens by Adolphus William Ward [1882]

Anthony Trollope But Lucy would have none of her money, and when she was pressed, became proud and almost indignant in her denial. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Sinclair Lewis But none of these advertised tokens of financial and social success was more significant than a sleeping-porch with a sun-parlor below. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

Anthony Trollope On the first outbreak of the wrath of the denizens of the close, none had been more animated against the intruder than these two ladies. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Henry James If she had just arrived it was a different figure from either of the two that for THEIR benefit, wan and tottering and none too soon to save life, the Channel had recently disgorged. What Maisie Knew by Henry James [1897]

Arthur Conan Doyle It would not be fair to you to ask you to come inside or to stay any time, but I am none the less very glad to see you. The Mystery of Cloomber by Arthur Conan Doyle [1889]

First, they are of a sort readily discerned by other men, and by none more readily than by those who lack them. Negligible Tales by Ambrose Bierce

Her gay descent the man perceived afar, Wondering he ran to catch the falling star; But so surprised, as none but he can tell, Who loved so quickly, and who loved so well. The Poetical Works of Thomas Parnell by with an introduction by George Gilfillan [1855]

The autumnal long vacation was but two months distant; but before that, a great day — an important ceremonynone other than the fête of Madame — awaited celebration. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

Andrew Lang Then, he commanded Ian Direach to go up to the king’s palace, saying that he had been wrecked, that his ship was made fast in a rock, and that none had been saved but himself only. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Arthur Conan Doyle As it turns out your presence was unnecessary, and I would have brought the case to this successful issue without you, but, none the less, I am grateful. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

William Makepeace Thackeray I am surprised that none of their people are here. Burlesques by William Makepeace Thackeray

Yet are not they of late or now produced, And none can tell from whence they first arose. Symposiacs by Plutarch

Henry James It said everything, and by the end of a minute my chatternone the less out of place for being all audible — was hushed to positive awe by what it had conveyed. The Sacred Fount by Henry James [1901]

William Morris How weary is it none can tell, How dismally the days go by! I hear the tinkling of the bell, I see the cross against the sky. The Defence of Guenevere by William Morris [1858]

H. G. Wells I see faces, keen and bright; others dull or dangerous; others, unsteady, insincere, — none that have the calm authority of a reasonable soul. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells [1896]

E. Phillips Oppenheim You must seek the shelter of a great and powerful country, and one which you had never offended, and save America, there is none such in the world. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

George Gissing Her friends were very few, none of them likely to be of use to her. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

T. E. Lawrence Half an hour after, the repaired engine went away towards Jebel Antar, going at a foot pace and clanking loudly; but going none the less. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Abraham Merri But it gave him none of that alien rapture, that pulse of green life her touch had brought. The Woman of the Wood by Abraham Merri

William Morris He laughed inwardly, and said to himself: “If the chacer were to pass but three feet from my nose he should be none the wiser but if he hear me or my horse. The Well At The World’s End by William Morris [1896]

Henry James It was strange now, none the less, that in the light of this unexpected note of her presence he felt Madame de Vionnet a part of that situation as she hadn’t even yet been. The Ambassadors by Henry James [1903]

Henry James It might have passed for finished his drama, with its catastrophe all but reached: it had, however, none the less been vivid again for him as he thus gave it its fuller chance. The Ambassadors by Henry James [1903]

John Hill Burton But a hidden law is a poignard — none know of the presence of the deadly weapon but those who are stabbed by it, and their immediate neighbours. Introduction to the Study of the Works of Jeremy Bentham by John Hill Burton

Fanny Fern Then her hands will be free to earn her own living, and she’s none too good for it, either. Ruth Hall by Fanny Fern [1854]

Then, Daphnis, to the cooling streams were none That drove the pastured oxen, then no beast Drank of the river, or would the grass-blade touch. The Eclogues of Virgil by translated by J. B. Greenough

Upon none of these affairs, however, had he bestowed half so much care and attention as he did upon the dinner which it is now my duty to describe. The Red Rat’s Daughter by Guy Boothby [1899]

But this year none adequate for the purpose could be found, and considerable anxiety had been felt on the subject. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

Laurence Sterne But in Paris, as none kiss each other but the men, — I did, what amounted to the same thing — — I bid God bless her. A sentimental journey through France and Italy by Laurence Sterne

William Hope Hodgson And surely, it to be like that none should ever to go that way again for an eternity, or maybe forever. The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson

Henry James At the age of thirty he had mastered none of the useful arts, unless we include in the number the great art of indifference. The Siege of London by Henry James [1883]

Abraham Merri It was made of thousands of close-packed tiny octagonal rods the tops of some of which were cupped, of others pointed; none was more than half an inch in width. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

Jonathan Swif He was in a rage to be thus suspected; swears he will be upon a better foot, or none at all; and I do not see how they can well want him in this juncture. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

Rudyard Kipling It is my order and none of thine. Kim by Rudyard Kipling [1901]

George Gissing There was no friend with whom he could discuss the situation; none whose companionship would just now do him any particular good. Will Warburton by George Gissing [1903]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He tried to discuss the future of the nations, but she would have none of that. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Therefore, when our young man reads in the poets such passages as these — This law th’ immortal gods to us have set, That none arrive at virtue but by sweat; (Hesiod, “Works and Days,” 289. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

Anthony Trollope But danger will not be danger long if none of the natural results of danger come; and the cream of such amusements would, under such safe circumstances, soon become poor and vapid as skim-milk. Travelling Sketches by Anthony Trollope [1866]

Leslie Stephen Neverout. Truth, madam, if it rained rich widows, none would fall upon me. Swift by Leslie Stephen [1882]

Doubtless, it proceeds from some Soul in pain, who wishes to be prayed out of purgatory: But none of us here dares ask it the question. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

Rudyard Kipling His face also, as he stands his bedside-watches — that countenance with which he shall justify himself to his Maker — none have ever looked upon. Destroyers at Jutland by Rudyard Kipling [1916]

James Payn All are aware of the enormous interests that hang upon the result impending, even if they have none themselves; vague hut gigantic shadows of loss and gain forecast themselves upon every mind. Mirk Abbey by James Payn [1866]

Walter Besant There were only two persons in the room: one of the two was Frank Radcliffe, and the other was none other, if you please, than Jenny, my own maid. Dorothy Forster by Walter Besant [1884]

Edward Bellamy Suppose, also, there were no waste from business panics and crises through bankruptcy and long interruptions of industry, and also none from the idleness of capital and labor. Looking Backward From 2000 to 1887 by Edward Bellamy

Abraham Merri It, too, strove to strike me with its head of flower, but either there was none of that dreadful nectar in its cup, or it missed me. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

F. Scott Fitzgerald It consisted of stressing a succession of infinitely remote details, and though Anthony perceived that this was consistent with the logic of war, it none the less irritated him. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

Henry James But if he sometimes, on his rounds, was glad of his optical reach, so none the less often the rear of the house affected him as the very jungle of his prey. The Jolly Corner by Henry James [1908]

Radclyffe Hall Elizabeth would hate it if she knew! And there lay her beautiful hand, all scarred and spoilt; a brave hand, but spoilt none the less. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

She had suffered none of the tortures common to many travellers in their marine experiences. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Henry James In fact, none the less, it would have been impossible to be more modern than Peter Sherringham — more of one’s class and one’s country. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

She’s a great hand at dancing herself, and she manages to get a few girls to come up; wherever they come from nobody knows, for there’s none to be seen in the daytime. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

E. Phillips Oppenheim Felix took note of none of these things, nor did he sit down. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

The hills are clothed with wood, gradually rising towards the interior, none of them of any considerable height. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

Henry Handel Richardson Mary’s friendship was extended to none but those who had a lofty moral standard; and truthfulness and honesty were naturally the head virtues on her list. The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson

Guy de Maupassant Well, as I said, we got into the boat and we were going to set bait, and for setting bait there is none to be compared with me, and they all know it. The Fishing Hole (Le Trou) by Guy de Maupassant [1886]

Gustave Flauber Many already had none left, and they leaped upon the Carthaginians, biting their faces like dogs. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

Miles Franklin It was like using common nostrums on a disease which could be treated by none but a special physician. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

Margaret Oliphant The house was in utter disorder, as was natural; none of its humble occupants being capable, at the present exciting moment, of attending to their usual duties. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

He thought of her with none of the tremors of a lover. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

Jean-Jacques Rousseau The monarch being by right sole prince and only magistrate, the choice of his lieutenants belongs to none but him. The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

The walls of these were papered from floor to ceiling, and in none of them did there seem to be anything calculated to convey a hint as to the meaning of the cabalistic allusion. Tom Ossington’s Ghost by Richard Marsh [1898]

The simple explanation was that the young people could stand late hours and be none the worse next day; their elders had to be more careful if they wanted to get down to business. The Imperialist by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1904]

No mercy was shown to him who had shown none to others. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

George Elio It’s none so nice to hev a sinkin’ at your stomach, I can tell you. Janet’s Repentance by George Elio

John Galsworthy All there was of connoisseur in the club was gathered round the tape — some half-dozen members, none of whom he knew. On Forsyte ’Change by John Galsworthy

Anthony Trollope Others remarked how easy it was to get credit in these days, and expressed a hope that the wholesale dealer in Pill Lane might be none the worse. The Kellys and the O’Kellys by Anthony Trollope

William Makepeace Thackeray As for your dull grammar, and Greek and Latin and stuff, I have always hated them from my youth upwards, and said, very unmistakably, I would have none of them. The Memoires of Barry Lyndon by William Makepeace Thackeray [1852]

They knew well enough, of course, where we’d come from, and what we laid by all day and travelled at night for; they thought none the worse of us for that, not they. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

George Meredith No delusion is older, none apparently so promising, both parties being eager for the alliance. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Robert Louis Stevenson There is here no saving imperfection, none of those secondary curves and little trepidations of direction that carry, in natural roads, our curiosity actively along with them. Essays of Travel by Robert Louis Stevenson

What horrid alchemy in the place had turned a gentleman into a brute? I thought of drink and drugs and madness and insomnia, but I could fit none of them into my conception of my friend. The Grove of Ashtaroth by John Buchan [1910]

All slept, and in such hush, it seemed that none dreamed. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

I tell you honestly that none of us know who killed her. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

Guy de Maupassant No, there were none there; Pierrot would be alone. The Watch Dog (Pierrot) by Guy de Maupassant [1882]

Henry Handel Richardson And a clear head, and unlimited perseverance, and intelligence, and ambitionnone of these things is enough. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Edgar Allan Poe I am not well enough versed, however, in the diagnosis of this disease to speak with decision upon the point; and unhappily there were none of my friends of the “Dial” present. Humorous Tales by Edgar Allan Poe

Anthony Trollope They were very large and bright as they turned round upon him while he moved — large and bright, but with a dull, unwholesome brightness — a brightness that had in it none of the light of life. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope There can be none neutral in the battle we are now waging. La Vendée by Anthony Trollope

Jules Verne As far as tobacco was concerned, there was none of that coarse kind which usually contents the natives of the Amazonian basin. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne [1881]

Henry Handel Richardson And at the cottage there would be none of her grown-up relatives to face; only an old housekeeper, who was looking after a party of boys. The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson

We none of us could absolutely rely upon having our wits about us when we most wanted them. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

Infamy none o'ersteps, nor ventures any beyond it. Poems and Fragments by Catullus

John Galsworthy Each wanted to show sympathy, none knew how. Flowering Wilderness by John Galsworthy

Anthony Trollope There was no doubt at all of that kind — none in the least. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

It had been a ‘skinner’ too, for the city bookmakers; none of them, probably, had ever had Black Wolf’s name in his books. The Dark Highway by Arthur Gask [1928]

M. R. James There was no striking clock within earshotnone on the staircase, none in the stable, none in the distant church tower. A Warning to the Curious and other ghost stories by M. R. James

Thus he was present at none of the brilliant festivities of the court, an abstention which won for him at Parma, and throughout his future diocese, an immense reputation for sanctity. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

Arthur Conan Doyle Was the ship in action? Only the one gun had been fired, and though many had answered, there were none of the crashings which told of a shot coming home. The Green Flag by Arthur Conan Doyle [1900]

Edgar Rice Burroughs Jubal’s brothers have no mates because Jubal could get none for himself. At the Earth’s Core by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1914]

Anthony Trollope He spoke in Italian, and we none of us understood him, but I gathered that he was declining to do anything further. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

Larose was quite sorry Lady Ardane was not present to hear them, but a drizzling rain having set in about noon, none of the ladies had put in an appearance. The Poisoned Goblet by Arthur Gask [1935]

Robert Louis Stevenson Summer came in the country, Red was the heather bell; But the manner of the brewing Was none alive to tell. Ballads by Robert Louis Stevenson

Now will you give me an answer?’ When none came, and His glance continued fixed upon the other’s face with a strange, unfaltering intensity, Walters went still closer. A Second Coming by Richard Marsh [1900]

He has an inventor’s secret to hide, if none other. Initials Only by Anna Katharine Green

Robert Louis Stevenson The faces in the torchlight were like those of people overborne with hurry and panic; and though none spoke above his breath, their speech sounded both anxious and angry. Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson

Thomas Hardy She followed the corpse as the only mourner, Clark having been without relations in this part of the country, and a communication with his regiment having brought none from a distance. A Changed Man by Thomas Hardy [1913]

Seven shots at twenty yards, the target indicated by four watches, none of them so loud as the one you are wearing. Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah [1914]

George Meredith Excepting Miss Dale and Dr. Middleton, none had slept a wink. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Henry James I preferred, none the less, that we should separate by my own act; I wanted not to see her move in order to be free of me. The Sacred Fount by Henry James [1901]

Anthony Trollope He had been prominent as Senator from New York, and had been Governor of the State of New York, but had none of the aptitudes of a statesman. North America by Anthony Trollope

There is a conspiracy of stupidity about it, for we are all in the same hat, every one of us; there is none so exalted that he does not urgently want a post that somebody else can give him. An impossible ideal by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1903]

Henry James She was always passive, however, always docile when Delia was, as she said, on the war-path, and though she had none of her sister’s insistence she was courageous in suffering. The Reverberator by Henry James [1888]

Anthony Hope At a mighty price our task had been made easy; many might have doubted the living, none questioned the dead; suspicions which might have gathered round a throne died away at the gate of a vault. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

Anthony Trollope He would have none of their sophistries, none of their fears, none of their old-fashioned absurdities. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Edith Wharton But the fact is — ” “You said there was Perrier?” “Yes, sir; but I find there’s none left. Certain People by Edith Wharton [1930]

Wilkie Collins Not even my respect for you prevented me from — never mind; I knew her when she was a child, and she’s none the worse for it. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Rataplan never liked trains, and I was hoping none would come by when we were getting ready. The Secret of the Sandhills by Arthur Gask [1921]

Arthur Conan Doyle Thus, dealing with a form which she claimed had built up at the far end of the hall, she could none the less give the colour of the eyes and small points of the face. The Land of Mist by Arthur Conan Doyle [1926]

G. K. Chesterton There is in it none of this great Christian idea of tearing their evil out of men; it lacks the realism of the saints. A Miscellany of Men by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

Arthur Conan Doyle Indeed, of all the things which he had seen yet in the world to surprise him there was none more strange than the hate which class appeared to bear to class. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

E. F. Benson As he was the host, it was only kind to give him a chance, for he had had none as yet. Mapp and Lucia by E. F. Benson [1931]

Some wethers must be included in your purchase, otherwise you will run short of meat, as none of your own breeding will be ready for the knife for a year and a half, to say the least of it. A First Year in Canterbury Settlement by Samuel Butler

She had heard none of the new preachers; but all she had been told, or had read about them, appealed to her sense of the ridiculous. The Infidel by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1900]

It was very probable we should get no water, as none is known to exist where we should touch upon its shores. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

Victor Hugo It was the embrace of those swallowed in the abyss; none closer, none more hopeless, none more exquisite. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Charles Kingsley Observe, sir, that the bull does still bind the so-called queen, and that she and her magistrates are still none the less usurpers, nonentities, and shadows of a shade. Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley

He was Bohun — of that pride none could deprive him. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

Kenneth Grahame In all the repertory of heroes, none is more truly magnanimous than your pirate chief. Dream Days by Kenneth Grahame

Rudyard Kipling Some of Miss Fowler’s tales, none the less, were not always for the young. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

H. Rider Haggard Still, I spoke of the matter to her, and she would have none of it. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu There’s none living of his kith or kin cares about it now but Master David. He’ll never let it rest while he lives. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

On Cullen’s own showing, Kenrick had exhibited none of the usual signs of ‘nerves’. The Singing Sands by Josephine Tey [1952]

H.G. Wells It is Wonderland, with glittering seas hanging in the sky, across which strange fleets go sailing, none know whither. The Wonderful Visit by H.G. Wells [1895]

Marjorie Bowen M. Decaze asked her if the sun was in her eyes; none of them stared at her offensively, as had her other judges, and one or two were plainly distressed and embarrassed. Forget-me-not by Marjorie Bowen [1932]

John Galsworthy A few years ago there had been none of these big hotels. The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

Arthur Conan Doyle If there is trouble and you get fired, then you’re none the worse. The Last Resource by Arthur Conan Doyle

Henry Handel Richardson How safe the other girls were! No wonder they could allow themselves to feel shocked and outraged; none of THEM knew what it was not to have threepence in your pocket. The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson

Rudyard Kipling To none of these has the Way been shown. Kim by Rudyard Kipling [1901]

James Joyce It is said of him that none could tell if he were bitterer against others or against himself. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

But none of this could comfort Deborah. They had heard nothing, either, from his master. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Edgar Allan Poe I will have none of their rabbit au-chat — and, for the matter of that, none of their cat-au-rabbit either. Tales of Illusion by Edgar Allan Poe

Walter Scott And some, within the chamber door, Have cast a curious eye; But none dare tell, for the spirits in hell, The fearful sights they spy. The Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border by Walter Scott [1802-1803]

Retir’d alone she found the daring man, And op’d her rosy lips, and thus began: “What none of all the gods could grant thy vows, That, Turnus, this auspicious day bestows. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

Walter Scott No, no, the warders must bring their own gear with them; they get none here, I promise them. Peveril of the Peak by Walter Scott [1822]

Walter Scott I assure you, none respects the King’s person or privileges more than myself — though the devotion is somewhat out of fashion. Woodstock by Walter Scott [1855]

William Hope Hodgson And truly, by these things shall you know the spirit of Mine Own Maid; and there to be none to me that ever did be like her. The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson

D. H. Lawrence It is “festa” however, Epiphany. But it is so different from Sicily: none of the suave Greek-Italian charms, none of the airs and graces, none of the glamour. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

She was unable to see for more than a few feet around her, while the mist resembled a fine, driving rain, which did its work none the less effectually because it was impalpable. The Haunted Woman by David Lindsay [1922]

Robert Louis Stevenson Then there’ll be Tam Stobo; but I’m none so sure of Tam. I’ve seen him colloguing with some gey queer acquaintances; and if was anybody important, I would give Tam the go-by. Catriona by Robert Louis Stevenson

Edgar Allan Poe I mean the fact (which none but the ignorant dispute,) that no such combinations of scenery exist in Nature as the painter of genius has in his power to produce. Tales of Natural Beauty by Edgar Allan Poe

R. D. Blackmore Stephen Anerley was reserving his opinion — which generally means that there is none yet to reserve — but in his case there would be a great deal by-and-by. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Benjamin Disraeli Re is ever dreading authority which does not exist, and fearing the occurrence of penalties which there are none to enforce. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

Robert Louis Stevenson There can be none more original than Montaigne, neither could any be more unlike Cicero; yet no craftsman can fail to see how much the one must have tried in his time to imitate the other. Memories and Portraits by Robert Louis Stevenson

Anthony Trollope He knew no reasonnone as yet — why he should not like Miss Mellerby well enough. An Eye for an Eye by Anthony Trollope [1879]

H. G. Wells And a year ago, except for a fading reminiscence of Ethel, none of these people had existed for him. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

Henry James One mightn’t see from one day to the other what she would do or how she would do it, but this wouldn’t stay her steps — she would none the less go on. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

Charles Kingsley Whether he reached that home or not, none on earth can tell. Burns and His School by Charles Kingsley

I held no ring, and dropped none in. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

Andrew Lang They said that the yellow water-lily could be none other than their sister, who was not dead, but transformed by the magic ball. The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Henry James His very beauty was the beauty of a grocer, and the finest future would offer it none too much room consistently to develop. In the Cage by Henry James [1898]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu I have no excuse for speaking to Alice on the subject of her note — none in the world. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

Jack London And none of them knew how to fight. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

Louisa May Alcott Well, dear, if I were you, I’d let John have more to do with the management of Demi, for the boy needs training, and it’s none too soon to begin. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

D. H. Lawrence You seem to have some other idea in your mind, and you merely use the word slavery out of exasperation —” “I mean it none the less. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence