Phrases with "number"

William Morris In the list dated Dec. 1, 1893, and in the three next lists, it is again announced as in the press, and the number to be printed is given as 150. The Art and Craft of Printing by William Morris [1902]

There is the book-shop of Ellis, in Bond Street, one of a number in that street and its by-streets which have seen no good reason for having their faces lifted to six storeys of concrete. London in My Time by Thomas Burke

Robert Louis Stevenson Let us see ourselves for what we are, one out of the countless number of the clans of thy handiwork. Prayers Written At Vailima by Robert Louis Stevenson

We have not here the case of a number of males becoming mature before the females, with the more beautiful males selected by the more vigorous females. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

James Joyce A card Unfurnished apartments reappeared on the windowsash of number 7 Eccles street. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

He spoke French passably, and had read some of Zola’s novels, all Shakespeare’s plays, Gulliver’s Travels, and a number of essays. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

T. E. Lawrence Genius, this was, for in Arabia ships were esteemed by number of funnels, and the Euryalus, with four, was exceptional in ships. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Benjamin Disraeli The population of Gornou, in number between three and four hundred, reside solely in the tombs. Eastern Sketches by Benjamin Disraeli

Charles Dickens But it was of little moment; any high number would do as well as another. The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens [1860]

These rattles vary in number, it is said, according to the age of the snake; though the Indians think they indicate the number of creatures they have killed. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

Kate Chopin One brought his flute and another his violin, while there were some who sang and a number who performed upon the piano with various degrees of taste and agility. The Awakening by Kate Chopin

The college boys were only forty, all told; the Frogs seemed to number four times as many. A Day of Pleasure by Ellen Wood [1872]

And that was to appeal to the greatest number of readers with one and the same story. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

Andrew Lang On hearing the proclamation a number of princes arrived at the castle to try their luck. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Henry James I meet a number of charming friends”— and her voice seemed to caress that description of these persons. The Ambassadors by Henry James [1903]

Benjamin Disraeli Do you ever see the Weimar Literary Gazette, my Lord?” “No; why?” “There is an admirable review of your poem in the last number I have received. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

John Locke Nor shall we have reason to fear that the mind is hereby stinted to too scanty a number of ideas, if we consider what an inexhaustible stock of simple modes number and figure alone afford us. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

Arthur Conan Doyle He has gone to number one instead of to number three. Beyond the City by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Anthony Trollope In 1857 the first number of The Virginians appeared, and the last — the twenty-fourth — in October, 1859. Thackeray by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Forty-six of the cavalry were cut off, which with previous losses reduced the number in this branch of the service to twenty-three, and some of these in very poor condition. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Edith Wharton She appears to regard their number and value as evidence of the disinterested affection of the contracting parties. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

Edith Wharton But she walked on quickly, found the number and knocked. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

Jules Verne Now the last storm had brought down a number of large birch-trees, the bark of which would be perfectly suited for their purpose. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Charles Stur We were in the centre of the plain, when Mr. Browne drew my attention to a number of small black specks in the upper air. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

Save only for that which has no number and is called the Fool, because mankind finds it folly till it is known. The Greater Trumps by Charles Williams

H. G. Wells Moreover it had for some undefined reason to be a feminine touch, and the number of women in his world was limited. The History of Mr. Polly by H. G. Wells [1910]

Nellie Bly During this time a number of the inmates of the house had gathered around us. Ten Days in a Mad-House by Nellie Bly

Another thing, Widow Lerouge, who so readily exchanged the children while nursing them, would be very likely to undertake a number of other dangerous commissions. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

When he and his minions were brought to trial, 23 November, 1682, his mistress and a number of staunch Whigs boldly accompanied him into court. A Memoir of Mrs. Behn by Montague Summers

Karl Philipp Moritz We had scarcely passed these small subterranean houses when I perceived a number of large wheels, on which on week days these human moles, the inhabitants of the cavern, make ropes. Travels in England in 1782 by Karl Philipp Moritz

D. H. Lawrence You agree to a number of rules and conventions and laws, for social purposes. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

Benjamin Disraeli I have proved that, and if you ever have time some winter evening to read something on the matter, I will lend you a number of the ‘Quarterly Review,’ which might interest you. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

He had not thought of reading the number anyhow. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

There were quite a number of the wretched birds perched on the bushes around, and it was obvious that they were all acutely interested in the condition of my health. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

George Berkeley Qu. What variety and number of excellent manufactures are to be met with throughout the whole kingdom of France? 209. The Querist by George Berkeley [1735]

Benjamin Disraeli It seemed a building of vast size, raised round an inner court with arcades and windows, and, in the higher story where he resided, an apparently endless number of chambers and galleries. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

Jules Verne Passepartout had only, however, to ask the purser the number of his master’s state-room. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne [1873]

The number of plans for its abolition equals that of the reformers who suffer from it, plus that of the philosophers who know nothing about it. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

Sigmund Freud Serious derangements of the internal organs clearly excite dreams in quite a number of persons. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

There were also a number of dogs. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Arthur Conan Doyle In the garden was a well, and beside the well were a number of empty buckets. The Adventures of Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1903]

Tobias Smolle Besides, every private family had a number of feriae, kept either by way of rejoicing for some benefit, or mourning for some calamity. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

Nellie Bly Several still-looking benches and a number of willow chairs were the only articles of furniture. Ten Days in a Mad-House by Nellie Bly

Guy de Maupassan A number of illustrious people had come thither on his account. Bel Ami by Guy de Maupassan

George Gissing And, as Jasper truly said, only a concurrence of powerful testimonials could have compelled any number of people to affect an interest in this book. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Up to a few months ago very few visitors came to the bungalow, but latterly quite a number have been coming, mostly at week-ends. Marauders by Night by Arthur Gask [1951]

Jeremy Bentham A man of a certain rank will frequently have a number of dependents besides those whose dependency is the result of natural relationship. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

Washington Irving Through treachery a number of his faithful adherents, the subjects of Wetamoe, an Indian princess of Pocasset, a near kinswoman and confederate of Philip, were betrayed into the hands of the enemy. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

Mark Twain You must remember and always distinguish the people who CAN’T BEAR things from people who CAN. It will throw light upon a number of apparently “self-sacrificing” cases. What is Man? and other essays by Mark Twain

Arnold Bennett Mrs. Baines, whose stoutness seemed to increase, sat in the rocking-chair with a number of The Sunday at Home in her hand. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

H. G. Wells Quite a number of Communist and other leftish writers, bright young men, without much political experience, have let their imaginations loose upon the “technique” of such an adventure. The New World Order by H. G. Wells

Tobias Smolle Among the great number of pictures in this Tribuna, I was most charmed with the Venus by Titian, which has a sweetness of expression and tenderness of colouring, not to be described. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

Anthony Trollope It will be said that the amount of taxation to be levied on the immense number of manufactured articles which must be included in this list will be light, the tax itself being only 3 per cent. North America by Anthony Trollope

On one occasion they sent up a necklace of beads to Kamrasi, and he, in return, gave them a number of women and tusks. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

Olaf Stapledon He started by saying that he did not intend to cover any new ground on this occasion, because he wanted to clear up a number of points that he had not dealt with satisfactorily earlier in the session. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

Washington Irving Unluckily, Fray Simon had a number of poor relations to be provided for, not to mention some half-dozen sturdy bullet-headed orphan children, and destitute foundlings that he had taken under his care. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

G. K. Chesterton It has become an Abbey. I have just been talking to the Abbot. He told me a good deal of the news, in spite of his monastic seclusion; for he knows a number of our old friends. The Return of Don Quixote by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

We also passed a number with pine-trees growing on them. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

Jack London So tightly were we packed, that a number of the men took advantage of the opportunity and went soundly asleep standing up. The People of the Abyss by Jack London [1903]

H. G. Wells A number of small happenings engaged their minds until the hustling began. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

Here heed we Boreas’ icy breath as much As the wolf heeds the number of the flock, Or furious rivers their restraining banks. The Eclogues of Virgil by translated by J. B. Greenough

Virginia Woolf The number of animals killed in England for sport during the past century must be beyond computation. Three Guineas by Virginia Woolf [1938]

Wilkie Collins Is it so constituted at present as to have the will? There is the question! The number of members is a little over six hundred and fifty. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Arthur Conan Doyle He had recruited a number of bowmen and men-at-arms at Dinan; so that his following was now close upon five hundred men. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

Sigmund Freud At the same time, it is as though she were called upon to make a number of little squares. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

H. G. Wells At the same time he told me of the burning of the pine woods about the Byfleet Golf Links. “They say,” said he, “that there’s another of those blessed things fallen there — number two. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells [1898]

The greater the number of those who work for his cause, the clearer will his truth come out before the people. Mother by Maksim Gorky

Henry Handel Richardson As the hour drew near it had grown harder and harder; while dressing, she had resorted to counting the number of times the profile of a Roman emperor appeared in the flowers on the wallpaper. The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson

I thought it would be great fun to astonish him for once, and quite indifferent to my probable loss, approached the window and boldly demanded a ticket for number nine. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

Arthur Conan Doyle From the top of the lighthouse I counted thirty battleships and cruisers in the offing, with a number of the trawlers with which in the British service they break through the mine-fields. Danger! and other stories by Arthur Conan Doyle [1918]

H. G. Wells He was passed by a number of cyclists, some horsemen, and two motor cars. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells [1898]

Thomas Hughes The fifth form behind them, twice their number and not quite so big. Tom Brown’s School Days by Thomas Hughes

Sigmund Freud The first situation of the dream is made up of a number of scenes, into which I am able to dissect it. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Charles Dickens A number of women were ascending to, and descending from, this cockloft, each carrying on the upward journey a pot of prepared lead and acid, for deposition under the smoking tan. The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens [1860]

Jack London Our damage had come in the first moments of surprise when a number of the early-rising men were caught exposed in the light of the campfires they were building. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

H. G. Wells I could hear a number of noises almost like those in an engine shed; and the place rocked with that beating thud. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells [1898]

Edmund Burke They were equal in number to the representatives of both the other orders. Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke [1790]

The Duke had risen, the morning after the attack on the Graal, with quite a number of ideas in his mind. War in Heaven by Charles Williams [1930]

Mingling with the more hygienic types were a number of Anti-Puritan Socialists, bulging with bias against temperance, and breaking out against austere methods of living all over their faces. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

Jules Verne A number of Asiatic traders had thought it best to leave Nijni-Novgorod immediately. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

Look what a number of things there are to recommend our route. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

I had a number of schoolfellows, indeed, in Petersburg, but I did not associate with them and had even given up nodding to them in the street. Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The music is that of a reed pipe or a tambourine — a number of attendants assisting with castanets. ’On with the Dance!’ by Ambrose Bierce

He left the house with two pals and a black man, and a number of really inspired curses from his manager. Limehouse Nights by Thomas Burke

A table was between them on which lay, among a number of letters, official and private, which the captain had written during the night, the incriminating papers found upon the spy. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

George Meredith You have told the same to me, your employer number two. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Here he was stopped with a number of trees so thickly placed together that he was afraid he should with riding through be swept from the saddle. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

Arthur Conan Doyle From this central chamber I could dimly perceive that a number of passages worn by the subterranean streams wound away into the depths of the earth. Tales of Terror and Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle [1923]

He’s got a number of curiously modern streaks under his romanticism. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

How could he have guessed that one day he would come to number that loss among ‘God’s special mercies? Yet so it was to be. Eminent Victorians by Lytton Strachey

There should be open competition for all men; and the most able should not be prevented by laws or customs from succeeding best and rearing the largest number of offspring. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

John Lewis Burckhard When Abraham reached the middle of the valley, he again appeared before him, and, for the last time, at its western extremity, and was both times repulsed by the same number of stones. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

Charles Stur There were large rocks in the middle of it, and pelicans, one swan, several sea-gulls, and a number of cormorants on its bosom, together with many ducks, but none would let us within reach. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

George Meredith It prevents a number of private explanations. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

Sigmund Freud Rank has shown from a number of dreams that parturition-dreams employ the same symbols as micturition-dreams. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

One of the commonest is something like a badly grown raspberry, being formed of a number of nearly globular chambers of different sizes congregated together. On a Piece of Chalk by Thomas Henry Huxley

I was astonished at the great number of strokes in a second, and if I had not seen that he had but two sticks, should have supposed that he was drumming with twenty. A Study of Hawthorne by G. P. Lathrop [1876]

But the heat in summer, and the number of poisonous insects, are great drawbacks. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Jules Verne Others, the greater number yellow and gelatinous, waited only to be picked. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

I believe now that the clerk had mixed my number up with someone else’s, for one could not have sold the coats outright for fifty francs. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

By the summer of 1937 Franco was controlling a larger population than the Government — much larger, if one counts in the colonies — with about the same number of troops. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

George Meredith For whoso would not partake of flesh in this kingdom of roast beef must be of the sparse number of Nevil’s execrated minority in politics. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Victor Hugo The number of the Lords was unlimited. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Theodore Dreiser The idea is that a number of these will have to be called — the majority of them — unless some other way can be devised to-night. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

H. G. Wells They came to do quite a number of things together. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

Jules Verne It was evident that the beach had been invaded by a number of animals which could not be seen. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

He counted the number of these feathers, and found them to be exactly thirty-two in each cake. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Henry David Thoreau I would know even the number of their fin-rays, and how many scales compose the lateral line. Natural History of Massachusetts by Henry David Thoreau [1842]

Baldwin Spencer At Kunjerri she met a number of other kunapippi women who were making corrobborees and joined in with them. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Losses are made good by recruits born in camp, and the life of the individual is a campaign, conducted successfully for a number of years, but with certain defeat in the long run. Science and Education by Thomas Henry Huxley

Glancing here and there he knew that there were a number in the tent who had recognised his father. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

H. G. Wells He found Sir Bussy in a large dining room with a long table surrounded by quite a number of people who Mr. Parham felt from the very outset were hangers-on and parasites of the worst description. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

Thence, by a natural process common to most languages, those who belonged to this highest had no number at all assigned to them. A Brief Appraisal of the Greek Literature in its Foremost Pretensions by Thomas De Quincey [1838]

I’ve hunted so long that if I were to state the number of years you would believe I lied. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

We have already seen that he was suspected of having written a number of political pamphlets against the government. Locke by Thomas Fowler [1880]

Francis Bacon The population may appear by musters; and the number and greatness of cities and towns by cards and maps. The Essays by Francis Bacon [1601]

Wilkie Collins She was absolutely certain that the complete number of the dresses was there in the bedroom. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Frances Hodgson Burnett There were always a great many and usually a number of them were addressed in feminine handwriting. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

You are far from home, and it is for me, which am the mistress here, to number your meals — for me and the Dutch wife, your mother, that is far away: we two women shall settle that matter. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Finest linen sheets, blankets, pillow-cases, and quite a number of tablecloths. The Beachy Head Murder by Arthur Gask [1941]

H. G. Wells He went home with a bursting heart and scribbled all over a number of pages in Alf’s favourite book. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

I observed in the herbage a number of weather-worn stones, evidently shaped with tools. Can Such Things Be? by Ambrose Bierce [1893]

E. F. Benson If Lucia had seen the February number of the Parish Magazine she had probably also seen the April number in which appeared the full-page reproduction of that monument. Mapp and Lucia by E. F. Benson [1931]

Isabella Bird The number of carriages, invariably drawn by two horses, astonished me. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

Sigmund Freud I should like to find room here for a number of peculiarities which are able to modify the significance of external stimuli for the dream. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Andrew Lang Here they found a number of miserable-looking men assembled. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Here a number of dresses lay about on chairs, and from these Nikola chose two. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

After a number of divides we entered the Wady Háskshah, which was wider and good for riding; and at 8. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

Gertrude Stein And I, he retorted, am the general who commands here and as I see by your car that you have a french military number you should have reported to me immediately. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

Bronislaw Malinowski The number of Pirraurus of each man was limited, and they were strictly assigned to each other. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

A number of loud and pleasant-noted fasciating honey-eaters suddenly changed their tune to that indicative of fear. Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield

Robert Louis Stevenson When there was what is called a breeze of wind, and a swell in the sea, the proper number for each boat could not, with propriety, be rated at more than twelve persons. Records of a Family of Engineers by Robert Louis Stevenson

He had the number of the prescription and it would be quite easy to learn by what doctor and when it had been given. The Dark Mill Stream by Arthur Gask [1947]

We went to a “dog and cat restaurant,” where a number of richly dressed men were eating of savory dishes made from the flesh of these animals. The Golden Chersonese and the way thither by Isabella L. Bird [1883]

Sir Richard Burton Their number none could tell, and against them none could prevail. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

George Gissing She had never known what it was to sing before a number of people; the prospect of applause tempted her. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

And yet the very volumes that furnish the largest number of ill-begotten sentences contain many passages of sustained dignity, sober strength, and proportioned beauty. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

Arthur Conan Doyle Mr. Jonas Oldacre then informed me that there were a number of documents — building leases, title-deeds, mortgages, scrip, and so forth — which it was necessary that I should see and understand. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

This improvement inevitable leads to the gradual advancement of the organisation of the greater number of living beings throughout the world. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

The number of these can never be ascertained. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Guy de Maupassan But three years of life in Paris had made another man of him; now he was stout and serious, and his hair was gray on his temples although he could not number more than twenty-seven years. Bel Ami by Guy de Maupassan

Pardieu! if we may believe the signs Grimaud is making, we are about to have to do with a very different number of people. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Next day a number of wounded women were found in the town, and they gave the judge an accurate account of all the circumstances connected with their wounding. The Book of Were-Wolves by S. Baring-Gould [1865]

William Makepeace Thackeray He was an old man, and had a number of children, who were just at supper, with nice hot bread-and-milk, when their elder brother arrived with the cart. The Rose and the Ring by William Makepeace Thackeray [1855]

He produced a number of Irish songs, of which several — including The Angel’s Whisper, Molly Bawn, and The Four-leaved Shamrock — attained great popularity. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

H. G. Wells Then for a flash Cavor opened a window moonward, and we saw that we were dropping towards a huge central crater with a number of minor craters grouped in a sort of cross about it. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

T. E. Lawrence Auda called up Zaal, his nephew, the keenest eye of all the Howeitat, and told him to go out and discover the enemy’s number and intention. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

H. G. Wells It is quite possible that new human types may be appearing in the world, or that once rare types may be increasing in number relatively. Star-Begotten by H. G. Wells [1937]

The number was just then five hundred. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

Sinclair Lewis He speculated as to whether the number of pencils on the table was greater or less than five. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

Then there is Doña Barbara (the guardian of the pulque), a Spanish administrador, a number of good-looking Indian women, and babies à discrétion. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Then suddenly, as he had told afterwards, a number of men had sprung out of the hedge, and stunned and bound him and thrown him into the ditch. The Poisoned Goblet by Arthur Gask [1935]

Edith Wharton The nuns indeed were not to take part in the ball; but a number of them were to appear in an allegorical entertainment with which the evening was to open. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

George Gissing When the meeting had broken up into groups, a number of the more prominent Socialists surrounded Comrade Roodhouse on the platform. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

H.G. Wells But I have seen several since the sunrise, solid real men, besides a horse or so those Unicorn things you know, without horns and quite a number of those grotesque knobby things called ‘cows. The Wonderful Visit by H.G. Wells [1895]

Which causes a number of difficulties, in particular the need to accomodate different sizes of screen. The Design and Construction of eBooks by Steve Thomas [2015]

Montezuma consented that his collectors should visit the principal cities and provinces, attended by a number of Spaniards, to receive the customary tributes, in the name of the Castilian sovereign. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Elizabeth Gaskell They are obliged to you for the information respecting the number of copies sold. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

Theodore Dreiser Is she good-looking?” “Rather. But better yet, she is connected with a number of women who are. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Richard Burton Their Ikram amounts to eight purses, and they number from a hundred to a hundred and fifty families. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

William Makepeace Thackeray Pictures, images, gilding, tinsel, wax candles, twinkle all over the place; and ten thousand ostrichs’ eggs (or any lesser number you may allot) dangle from the vaulted ceiling. Notes of a Journey From Cornhill to Grand Cairo by William Makepeace Thackeray

In token of his gratitude, the Indian cacique delivered to the general eight Indian maidens, richly dressed, wearing collars and ornaments of gold, with a number of female slaves to wait on them. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Henry Fielding That all men were knaves or fools, and much the greater number a composition of both. The History of the Life of the Late Mr. Jonathan Wild The Great by Henry Fielding

Watkin Tench Beyond four every number is called great; and should it happen to be very large, great great, which is an Italian idiom also. A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson by Watkin Tench

Charles Kingsley Shall I have the honour of sending one of them to you?” “As you will, sir; my number is 34. Two Years Ago by Charles Kingsley

George Meredith Such a number of years will not ring like bridal bells in a man’s ears. The Gentleman of Fifty and the Damsel of Nineteen by George Meredith

His familiar letters and a number of essays, chiefly written in youth, form the remainder of the miscellaneous works. Gibbon by James Cotter Morison [1878]

Sinclair Lewis Could the Second National hire one or two? He could produce a number of colored business-school graduates who in wartime had been clerks, bookkeepers. Kingsblood Royal by Sinclair Lewis

Thomas Love Peacock The organ of self-love is prodigiously developed in the greater number of subjects that have fallen under my observation. Headlong Hall by Thomas Love Peacock

A number of fragments also bear witness to the fierce scorn and wrath which possessed him against the older and the received philosophies. Bacon by R. W. Church [1884]

Edgar Allan Poe They would have left nothing behind them; for their number would have enabled them to carry all at once. The Mystery of Marie Roget by Edgar Allan Poe [1842]

But after investigating, as far as possible, the numerical proportion of the sexes, I do not believe that any great inequality in number commonly exists. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Olaf Stapledon I mention this incident because it gave me a little shock at the time, and because it fell in line with a number of other queer encounters between Victor and dumb animals. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

So many milk-white knees were never before simultaneously exhibited in public, and to judge by the prevalence of “Royal Stewart” and the number of eagle’s feathers, we were a high-born company. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Theodore Dreiser There were a number who knew them, and who talked casually, but the general tendency on the part of all was to steer clear of them. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Therefore, amongst the number of those who value such things, upon the scale of direct proximate utility, rank not me: that arithmetica officina is in my years abominable. Oxford by Thomas De Quincey [1835]

Radclyffe Hall In this box were a number of little heaving pink lumps, by the side of which crouched a brownish mouse. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

Jules Verne Quite a number of persons were hastening toward the railway bridge. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

While the belief is by no means confined to the leisure class, that class today comprises a disproportionately large number of believers in occult sciences of all kinds and shades. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

But, whatever the number of her followers, it was never large enough to satisfy her and, noticing the new assistant verger was young and not bad-looking, she resolved at once to add him to the list. His Prey was Man by Arthur Gask [1942]

H. G. Wells He left a number of minor legacies. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

Zona Gale What is a submarine like,” she wanted to know; “were you ever on one?” “Never, excepting a number of times,” replied St. George, supremely unconscious of any vagueness. Romance Island by Zona Gale [1906]

Jane Austen Edmund was not sorry to be admitted again among the number of those who might speak and hear. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen [1814]

Charles Dickens Body number one, said they must take everything on trust. Hard Times by Charles Dickens [1854]

John Lewis Burckhard Notwithstanding its verdure, the Wady Kyd is an uncomfortable halting-place, on account of the great number of gnats and ticks with which it is infested. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

H. G. Wells A number of people hurried by. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

It lies in my power to tell you a number of things before night shall have given place altogether to days; at present I see them a great deal more distinctly than perhaps I shall see them tomorrow. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

I, sire, come to pay mine, happy that your majesty will receive me among the number of your creditors. Chicot the Jester by Alexandre Dumas

Walter Crane The same with masses: you cannot put a number of forms together without some sort of relation, either of general character and contour or some uniting line. Line and Form by Walter Crane [1900]

H. G. Wells There was a number of big shining jars of porcelain, on brackets and pedestals. The Brothers by H. G. Wells [1938]

Set number 19 finished their last field at two in the afternoon, and the little gypsy foreman swarmed up the poles and retrieved the derelict bunches, and the measurer carted the last hops away. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

Nellie Bly A delegation of railroad men waited upon me and presented me with beautiful flowers and candy, as did a number of private people. Around the World in Seventy-Two Days by Nellie Bly [1890]

Theodore Dreiser I have a number of things that I can do. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Jules Verne The number of birds, which had hitherto been considerable, now decreased. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

Wilkie Collins The label stated the dose to be “two table-spoonfuls,” and bore, as usual, a number corresponding with a number placed on the prescription. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Andrew Lang On a fine summer morning he was lying as usual half asleep in the little garden in front of the cottage when the sultan’s daughter came riding by, followed by a number of gaily dressed ladies. The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

There were quite a number of young couples like ourselves, a little younger and more artless, or a little older and more established. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

Some young girls have unfortunate love affairs, but the number of deceived husbands and unhappy households (mauvaises ménages) diminishes in immense proportion. ’On with the Dance!’ by Ambrose Bierce

H. G. Wells At that time a number of new penny weeklies were coming into existence to challenge the ascendancy of the old Family Herald with the new boardschool public. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Mahaya received me with great courtesy, arranged a hut comfortably, and presented a number of eggs and fresh milk, as he had heard that I was partial to such fare. Journal of a Cruise on the Tanganyika Lake by John Hanning Speke [1864]