Phrases with "occur"

Charlotte Perkins Gilman The obvious utility of natural specialization in labor seemed scarcely to occur to us. Moving the Mountain by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1911]

Olaf Stapledon He also claims that the facts of abnormal psychology occur without any corresponding brain changes. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu It would be too bad that any delay should occur for want of proof — another name for want of energyafter the unfortunate old fellow has actually died. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]

Watching for an opportunity—which did not occur until late in the afternoon—Dr. Knox startled the servants by walking into the kitchen, and sitting down. Dr. Knox by Ellen Wood [1873]

Henry James This did not occur to her and indeed her serenity was mainly what I wanted. The Aspern Papers by Henry James [1888]

Abraham Merri And so acute was my relief, so reassuring was it to have in the midst of these mysteries some sane, understandable thing occur that I laughed aloud. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

They were doubtful allurements, from the point of view of a minister of the Gospel, but it would not occur to Dr Drummond to analyse them. The Imperialist by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1904]

Anthony Trollope It did not occur to her to do other than hate him. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

But for a brief fortnight in June, which chanced to occur during my journey, the valleys and lower slopes present a wonderful aspect of beauty and joyousness. Among the Tibetans by Isabella L. Bird [1894]

G. K. Chesterton Such types do occur in small societies drunk with the dismal wine of Puritan determinism. George Bernard Shaw by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

Arthur Conan Doyle I did not know that the attack would come by night, but I thought it very probable, for the crises of such cases usually do occur in the early hours of the morning. Tales of Terror and Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle [1923]

That you do not alter what you compare or rearrange in space seems to common sense quite obvious, and that on the other side there are as obvious difficulties does not occur to common sense at all. Essays in Radical Empiricism by William James

Margaret Oliphant He saw no one, nor did it occur to him again to look for any one. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

Olaf Stapledon No doubt at every stage of this progress there will occur violent conflicts of opinion and policy. Saints and Revolutionaries by Olaf Stapledon

Anthony Trollope It did not occur to her that the presence of a bodkin might be ample evidence of murder. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

These organs appear at first to offer another and far more serious difficulty; for they occur in about a dozen kinds of fish, of which several are widely remote in their affinities. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

Arthur Conan Doyle What was to occur then? The will was so worded that there appeared to be no other way of obtaining the money. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

The women said they preferred their tea neat, and it did not seem to occur to them that the children needed milk. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Arthur Conan Doyle As a rule, when I have heard some slight indication of the course of events, I am able to guide myself by the thousands of other similar cases which occur to my memory. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

It didn’t occur to me that Sarazins’ were tapeworms who were eating him alive. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

It was a strange and almost improper thought to occur to the officer of the watch of a ship on the high seas on no matter how quiet a night. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Henry James Doesn’t it occur to you that a young lady with sixty thousand pounds may fall a victim to the fortune-hunters?” “She’ll hardly fall a victim to more than one. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

E. F. Benson Emily was lonely, and she was glad that old Tabby had returned to the Parsonage—she would be a companion for her sister; but it did not occur to her to go back herself. Charlotte Bronte by E. F. Benson [1932]

Anthony Trollope It would sometimes occur that he had to pay heavily for his obstinacy. Harry Heathcote of Gangoil by Anthony Trollope

To this there is only one objection; but, if you press the matter warmly, it will not occur to the Prince’s mind. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

I can only hope that it won’t occur again. Marvels and Mysteries by Richard Marsh

The application to the police might not occur perhaps until months after her death; but it would be likely to occur sooner or later. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle A sudden idea seemed to occur to Holmes, for he leaned forward and touched the lad upon the sleeve. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

M. P. Shiel The chance of stamping one’s foot on the North Pole does not occur to a man every day, my son. The Purple Cloud by M. P. Shiel [1901]

Ford Madox Ford It could even occur to her that Mrs Duchemin’s madness had been no more than a scare to be followed by no necessary crime. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

These words were a dagger-thrust to Fabrizio. “Great God!” he thought, “what have I let myself in for here?” He could not think without shuddering of the meeting that might occur at court. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

H.P. Lovecraft Then came a period when luck was poor; interments fell off, and those that did occur were of specimens either too diseased or too maimed for use. Herbert West — Reanimator by H.P. Lovecraft [1922]

Arthur Conan Doyle He knew well that should that once occur nothing could save him. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Arthur Morrison No word of three letters ending in e would be in the least likely to occur four times in a short sentence except the. The Adventures of Martin Hewitt by Arthur Morrison

D. H. Lawrence It could not occur to her that anybody, not even the young man of the world, Skrebensky, should have anything at all to do with her permanent self. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu Then and there seemed likely to occur what the newspapers term an ungentlemanlike fracas. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

Zona Gale I always say, ‘Olivia, nothing need occur to vex one. Romance Island by Zona Gale [1906]

Unfortunately I cannot quote; unprintable words occur almost everywhere. Inside the Whale by George Orwell [1940]

Sigmund Freud I carefully refrain from suggesting to her the meaning of the symbols, and ask her only for the thoughts which occur to her mind in connection with the individual parts of the dream. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

G. K. Chesterton But we never thought of the interpretation which was the first to occur to the lady. Tales of the Long Bow by G. K. Chesterton [1925]

It did not occur to her that such pretensions might be galling to a king who had no legitimate child of his own, and who yet had not altogether abandoned the hope of having one. Queen Victoria by Lytton Strachey

Jules Verne Of course under the circumstances the work could not proceed rapidly, falls might occur at any moment, and the miners were in danger of being buried in their turn. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

The same thought seemed to occur almost simultaneously to everyone in the cell. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

Anthony Trollope It did not occur to him that he would fall in love with Miss Boncassen for a few weeks. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

I soon saw that I was noticed, but this did not occur till the galley was close by me — so close, indeed, that I thought they would pass without perceiving me. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch Even then, when I wheeled to the left and galloped for the high road, it did not occur to them to suspect me, nor shall I ever know when first it dawned on them that they had been fooled. The Two Scouts by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

George Eliot What she most feared or hoped in these moments related to Felix Holt, and it did not occur to her that Harold could have anything special to say to her that evening on other subjects. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

D. H. Lawrence It did not occur to him that her position in his home would be rather a peculiar and difficult one. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

G. K. Chesterton The two or three cases of this that occur in history have always been gibbeted gigantically. A Miscellany of Men by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

Anthony Trollope Would it occur to her that he was the only man she had ever loved? For, of course, as he well knew, she had never loved her husband. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

Virginia Woolf It does not occur to him that his Griselda might be improved or altered. The Common Reader by Virginia Woolf [1925]

William Henry Bragg He supposes the time during which initial recombination may occur to be the same at all points of the path. Studies in Radioactivity by William Henry Bragg [1912]

And such instances of diversity of instinct in the same species can be shown to occur in nature. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

D. H. Lawrence Even yet it did not occur to her that she was one of them. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Walter Scott Also it must often happen that various prolixities and redundancies occur in the course of an interchange of letters, which must hang as a dead weight on the progress of the narrative. Redgauntlet by Walter Scott [1824]

Sigmund Freud But attacks of tussis nervosa, which had no doubt been started by a common catarrh, continued to occur over the whole period. Fragment of an Analysis of a Case of Hysteria by Sigmund Freud [1905]

John Galsworthy Why, then, the queer sensations of his circulatory system? Was popular belief in error? A French, or Old-English way of looking at his situation, did not occur to him. Swan Song by John Galsworthy

Wilkie Collins It did certainly occur to me to cut the Gordian knot by owning the truth. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

John Galsworthy It might not occur again for a long time. Over the River by John Galsworthy

This latter circumstance is well known to occur with most Lepidoptera, as well as with other insects. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Margaret Oliphant It was evident that it did not occur to Mysie that her salutations might be inappropriate. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

Arnold Bennett He felt no sympathy, and it did not occur to him to recall that he too had once thought of marrying. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Nikolai Gogol If it happens to occur to him in the morning he walks through the yard, inspects the domestic affairs, and retires again to his room. How the Two Ivans Quarrelled by Nikolai Gogol

It did not occur to them that his condition was owing to cerebral fatigue. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

Anthony Trollope Well, did the idea ever occur to your guilty mind?’ ‘Perhaps my mind is not more guilty than your own, either. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

Edith Wharton He had heard it rumored that a lack of funds had been one of the determining causes of the Varick separation, but it did not occur to him that Varick’s words were intentional. The Descent of Man and other stories by Edith Wharton [1903]

Walter Scott Julian did not think it prudent to seem a check on their festivity, as he hoped in its progress something might occur to enable him to judge of the character and purposes of his companions. Peveril of the Peak by Walter Scott [1822]

H. G. Wells But — odd as it may seem — it did not occur to me at the moment to take off my clothes as I should have done. The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells [1897]

Henry Handel Richardson And so dizzy with sleep was he that for some seconds it did not occur to him to light the candle. Two Tales of Old Strasbourg by Henry Handel Richardson

I trust that nothing may occur to prevent their coming. The Purcell Papers by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Andrew Lang As a rule fulfilled dreams deal with the most trivial affairs, and such as, being usual, may readily occur by chance coincidence. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang

Helen Zimmern And indeed, attention is well maintained to the end, notwithstanding a few most marvelously unnatural incidents that occur in the latter portion and stagger belief. Maria Edgeworth by Helen Zimmern

Edgar Allan Poe The wonder is that no more accidents occur than do actually happen. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe

Sinclair Lewis That various girl wallflowers were sitting near him, waiting to be asked, did not occur to him either. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

As many locks occur at this point, we quitted the boat, that we might the better enjoy the scenery, which is of the widest description. Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope

Two similar notices of his name occur up to the year 1359. Chaucer by Adolphus William Ward [1879]

Arnold Benne I mentioned in my last chapter Marcus Aurelius and Epictetus. Certain even more widely known works will occur at once to the memory. How to Live on Twenty-Four Hours a Day by Arnold Benne

E. Phillips Oppenheim For some reason or other, it seemed to occur to him that amicable methods might be better with his visitor. The Lion and the Lamb by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1930]

D. H. Lawrence Never from the start did it occur to Ursula that other people might hold a low opinion of her. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Willa Cather She wanted another nightgown, and it did not occur to her that she could buy one. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Anthony Trollope But he had gone, and as he went he told himself that circumstances might yet occur in the family which might be of use to him. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Arthur Conan Doyle Would it occur to him to do the same in the case of the back door? It was very possible that he might have overlooked it. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Analogous circumstances might very probably occur in England. I tell you the TRICK,” wrote His Majesty, “that you should be able to guard against it. Queen Victoria by Lytton Strachey

Guy de Maupassant I am here relating to you one of those ordinary adventures which occur every day in the lives of men in Paris. “Excuse me for such gross details. The Hermit by Guy de Maupassant [1886]

However, this is not for my own expenses, and it will not occur again. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

Andrew Lang But it has been observed that, among most savage races, metamorphoses like that of Daphne not only exist in mythology, but are believed to occur very frequently in actual life. Custom and Myth by Andrew Lang

Anthony Trollope It did not occur to him to abuse the Duchess. The Duchess was too necessary for abuse — just at present. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Elsie Bellmark was by no means dull but the action sprang so naturally from the conversation that it did not occur to her to look for any deeper motive. Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah [1914]

D. H. Lawrence It did not occur to them that she fully understood what they said. Love Among the Haystacks by D. H. Lawrence [1930]

At the head of the stair-case there appeared to occur a pause; and I could distinctly hear two or three sentences hastily whispered; the steps then descended the stairs with apparently less caution. The Murdered Cousin by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Anthony Trollope Of course she had written the check without a word, but it did begin to occur to her that hunting was an expensive amusement. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Algernon Blackwood It was, he felt at the time, a singular image to occur to him, yet it expressed his sensation pictorially better than anything else. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

How will he represent the knowing in advance? What will he hope it to be? I doubt extremely whether it could ever occur to him to fancy it as a mere copying. The Meaning of Truth by William James

Wilkie Collins A presentiment arose within me, that in this still and solitary hour would occur my decisive, my final struggle with myself. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

The original Wicked Uncle. I suppose, once you know, you can see it, but off-hand it wouldn’t occur to you. The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

Henry James Does Theodore know of the will? Would it occur to him to divide the property? Would it occur to me, in his place? We met at dinner, and talked in a grave, desultory, friendly fashion. A Light Man by Henry James [1869]

Wilkie Collins It never seems to occur to him that he might advantageously return in-doors, and there mention what he has forgotten in a private and proper way. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

I suppose it did not occur to him that Mr. Kurtz was no idol of mine. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad [1899]

George Gissing What did that mean? Is her mother so contemptible that my change of fortune leads her to treat me in that way?’ ‘But does no other reason occur to you?’ asked Mr. Wyvern, with grave surprise. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Sigmund Freud But such irregularities occur throughout life . The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Sigmund Freud Dreams which present the most painful content, and not the least trace of wish-fulfilment, occur frequently enough. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Things like that occur in a man’s life, where boldly striking out a line of action, and following it up without an instant’s delay, may make all the difference in the world to him. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

Sybil, with a great deal of difficulty, although it did not occur to her to call it that, had managed to get Aaron downstairs and into the drawing-room. The Greater Trumps by Charles Williams

Sigmund Freud The verbal transformations in dreams are very similar to those which are known to occur in paranoia, and which are observed also in hysteria and obsessions. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Henry David Thoreau The place where that may occur is always the same, and indescribably pleasant to all our senses. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

Cases of this kind occur in the Order which include man, namely in certain genera of monkeys; whilst in other genera, as in Cercopithecus, most of the species can be determined with certainty. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

That she was herself the principal actor in the farce, and that the farce had the makings of a tragedy, did not occur to her. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

But it did not occur to her to open her umbrella. An Engagement by Ella D'Arcy [1896]

These thefts always occur when I am away. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

Edgar Allan Poe This, as I said before, did not occur until the fourth day after his bringing me the watch, and the seventh since I had first entered the hold. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe

Andrew Lang The motive, I think, is an original one, and not likely to occur to the first comer. Adventures Among Books by Andrew Lang

Robert Louis Stevenson As for clues and adventures, the only adventure that is ever likely to occur to me will be an adventure with a bailiff. The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson

Olaf Stapledon Herd-mindedness does not occur only in crowds in which the members are physically present to one another. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

On the other hand, if we look at each species as a special act of creation, there is no apparent reason why more varieties should occur in a group having many species, than in one having few. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

H. G. Wells It occurs to none of these people — nothing, indeed, ever does seem to occur to this sort of people — to inquire if a man or woman can get serious reading from a public library. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

On a reperusal, it began to occur to me that the announcement was rather oddly worded. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

Gaston Leroux My friend had told me that, probably, nothing would occur before midnight or one o’clock in the morning. Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux [1907]

All his really inspired descriptions of it occur as adjuncts to human incident or feeling, slips of landscape let in as a background. Robert Burns by John Campbell Shairp [1879]

Nor did it occur to him to wonder how a beauty that made one think of fallen angels was likely to affect a young woman engaged to a B.B.C. commentator. To Love and Be Wise by Josephine Tey [1950]

Tobias Smolle I would not balk the impatience of her passion for the world — the least appearance of coldness or indifference would ruin all; and such offers don’t occur every day. The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smolle

It did not occur to him that his summing up of the matter had any levity in it. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

Helen Zimmern Knowing herself to be plain and, as she deemed, unattractive, and being no longer young, it did not occur to her that any man would wish to marry her. Maria Edgeworth by Helen Zimmern

It did not occur to him that he too was moving in the same direction. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

In the following chapters it will be seen that all these cases frequently occur in nature. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Inheritance at corresponding Seasons of the Year. — With animals in a state of nature, innumerable instances occur of characters appearing periodically at different seasons. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Sir Walter Scott The two following apparitions, resembling the vision of Allan M’Aulay in the text, occur in Theophilus Insulanus (Rev. Mr. Fraser’s Treatise on the Second Sight, Relations x. A Legend of Montrose by Sir Walter Scott [1819]

Virginia Woolf Opportunities occur and they neglect them. The Common Reader by Virginia Woolf [1925]

Mark Twain She found that the medicine did really diminish, but it did not occur to her that the boy was mending the health of a crack in the sitting-room floor with it. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain [1876]

D.H. Lawrence Yet it did not occur to me to ask where these bells rang. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

George Gissing It did not occur to him for a moment that the girl herself might possibly be to blame. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Anthony Trollope It did not occur to him that the baronet or the baronet’s son would actually want Miss Mackenzie’s money. Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope [1865]

They occur in both sexes, but are best developed when the male arrives at maturity, at which age the middle appendage is sometimes twice as long as the head. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Thomas Hardy I am so accustomed to be my own mistress that it did not occur to me that we should have to ask him. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Blaise Pascal After this paragraph occur in the MS. the following lines, written in a finer hand, and inclosed in parenthesis: “. Of the Geometrical Spirit by Blaise Pascal

Alfred Ainger It does not seem to occur to him that this is simply bad acting, and that it is not at all a necessary incident of the art that Hamlet’s feelings should be thus represented. Charles Lamb by Alfred Ainger [1882]

Olaf Stapledon It suddenly appeared to me that a universe in which such torture could occur must be utterly vile, and that the Neptunian complacency was heartless. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Samuel Johnson The next paragraph in his Essay did not occur to him when he talked of “that great turn” in the stanza just quoted. Lives of the Poets by Samuel Johnson

Anthony Trollope It was so long since Lord Kilcullen had been regularly in his power, and it might never occur again. The Kellys and the O’Kellys by Anthony Trollope

It did not occur to her to do as every other woman in the house would have done — that is, pitch a hard-up tale and try to cadge another night’s lodging rent free. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

William Makepeace Thackeray When you get into the sudarium, or hot room, your first sensations only occur about half a minute after entrance, when you feel that you are choking. Notes of a Journey From Cornhill to Grand Cairo by William Makepeace Thackeray

Henry James Unless he speaks of his own movement —! And why should it be,” she asked, “a thing that WOULD occur to him?” “I really think,” Mr. Verver concurred, “that it naturally wouldn’t. The Golden Bowl by Henry James [1904]

Arnold Bennett The music was given with ardent sympathy, and in none of it did any marked pause occur which had not been contemplated by the composer himself. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

Anthony Trollope But she had flattered him and pretended to love him, and it did not occur to him that he ought to be angry with her. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Kate Chopin It did not occur to her to think he might have grown tired of being with her the livelong day. The Awakening by Kate Chopin

D.H. Lawrence But it did not occur to him, in his soul, to miss her. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

Wilkie Collins I mention this, not to discourage you, but to prepare you for delays that may occur on our way to discovery. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

Individual differences between the members of the same species are admitted by every one to occur under a state of nature. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Andrew Lang She was fond of her son, but she was a terrible coward; and so in the end she agreed, hoping that something would occur to save the prince. The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

They occur in many parts of Australia, and are occasionally met with on plains where few trees can be found. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

Henry James Let me say at once that they did occur and that I perhaps after all had something to do with it. Glasses by Henry James [1896]

Sigmund Freud Furthermore, dysentery sounds not unlike diphtheria, a word which does not occur in the dream. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Isabella Bird There are no villages, but camps occur frequently. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

The back is divided into three spaces by curving lines of gold cord, and in each of these spaces is worked one of the same conventionalised flower forms as occur on the boards, i. English Embroidered Bookbindings by Cyril Davenport [1899]

Moreover, other forms, which are not found in the Chalk of Europe, but which occur in the formations either above or below, occur in the same order at these distant points of the world. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

George Gissing Now, confession of the truth was the last thing that would occur to Mrs Yule when social relations were concerned. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Sigmund Freud A change can occur only if, in some way (in the case of the child by external assistance), there is an experience of satisfaction, which puts an end to the internal excitation. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Robert Louis Stevenson His wife may do what she pleases, and though he may groan, it will never occur to him to blame her; he has no weapon left but tears and the most abject submission. Familiar Studies of Men and Books by Robert Louis Stevenson

Anthony Trollope Miss Grantly was monosyllabic, smiling, however, at every monosyllable; and Lucy found that nothing would occur to her at that moment worthy of being spoken. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

Benjamin Disraeli You know, you know well, that no incident could occur to you at this moment more mortifying than the one I have communicated, which deranges your plans, and probably may destroy your views. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

What was the matter now? It did not occur to her to turn back overleaf to look. Typhoon by Joseph Conrad [1902]

Jules Verne Besides, on that ever- memorable night, there had not only been the ordinary spring- tide, but an equinoctial tide, such a one as could not be expected to occur again for many months. The Survivors of the Chancellor by Jules Verne [1875]

Anthony Trollope And then it certainly did occur to Lucy to think why Lord Lufton should have come to Framley and told all of his story to her brother. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

Edith Wharton It did not occur to him to oppose her wish. The Descent of Man and other stories by Edith Wharton [1903]

Willa Cather You are still younger than Ivy, — and better-looking! Did that never occur to you?” “I wish you wouldn’t talk to me like that,” he said coldly. A Lost Lady by Willa Cather [1923]

And all these bones were almost entirely free from marks or scratches such as would naturally occur in an ordinary dismemberment and all were quite free from adipocere. The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman [1911]

Edith Wharton It did not occur to him that any other emotion had effected the change he perceived. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

Anthony Trollope To neither of them did it occur for a moment that the fit was false. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Sigmund Freud He who in the waking state should speak as he does in his dreams, or relate such things as occur in his dreams, would impress us as a feeble-minded or muddle-headed person. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

The final breach did not occur until the middle of 1837, but no fresh book was given him after the November of 1836. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

However, it seems that that idea did not occur to her and that she attributed my strange reserve solely to my lack of love for her. Mademoiselle de Maupin by Théophile Gautier [1835]

What really did occur is this: as I stood on the quarter-deck, heaving over the passengers, one after another, Captain Abersouth, having finished his novel, walked aft and quietly hove me over. The Ocean Wave by Ambrose Bierce

Survivals of this lackadaisical or romantic ideal occur freely in the tastes of the well-to-do classes of Continental countries. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

Not until Frank had been for some months chained in his den, did it occur to himself to make those cries, so hopeless was he of their being heard below to any good purpose. Sandstone Torr by Ellen Wood [1874]

George Gissing But women ——” It did not occur to him to ask who the girl was, and on this point Langley offered no information beyond what he had said of her social position. Sleeping Fires by George Gissing [1896]

He recognized the Piazza San Ferdinando, but apparently it did not occur to him to take a cab and drive to the hotel. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

In the careless confidence of daily life, in the freedom of social intercourse, a hundred chances might occur which could never be brought about while the gates of Hazlewood were closed upon her. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Andrew Lang The seller was afraid that some unknown misfortune would occur if the women of his village set eyes on the juruparis. Custom and Myth by Andrew Lang

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle The well-known experiment of the electrolysis of water will, of course, occur to you. The Doings of Raffles Haw by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

H. G. Wells It did not occur to me that this Note-Book or Outline of History would be a particularly saleable production. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

H. Rider Haggard But if, giving to the inevitable the sigh that is its due, you pursue the vein of thought, it may further occur to you that the plot before you is in a sense a summary of the aspirations of humanity. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

H. G. Wells And if the Cavorite itself hadn’t been loose and so got sucked up the chimney, does it occur to you what would have happened?” I thought. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

Baldwin Spencer Now and again of course fights do occur between the members of different local groups who may or may not belong to the same or to different tribes. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Henry James He had thought of writing to her instead of calling — but he would write to her at any rate, to tell her a lot of things that would be sure to occur to him as soon as he had left the house. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

They ate in a friendly silence, dropping unrelated remarks into the quiet as they happened to occur to them. Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey

Olaf Stapledon Clearly conceived extension, including figure and number, seemed to Descartes indubitable; yet even figure and number may deceive, since they also may occur in illusion and dream. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

Isabella Bird I am inclined, however, to believe that if a collision were to occur in south-west Persia between two powers which shall be nameless, the Bakhtiari horsemen would be sold to the highest bidder. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

To whom would it occur that a prisoner would make up his mind to escape by day in the eyes of the whole prison?” “And they’ll shoot him down,” the woman said trembling. Mother by Maksim Gorky

Thomas Hardy If a great battle were to occur — as it soon will, no doubt — feeling would grow to a pitch that would make it impossible for me, a disguised man of no known occupation, to stay here. A Changed Man by Thomas Hardy [1913]

G. K. Chesterton Tennyson can never be discredited before any serious tribunal of criticism because the sentiments and thoughts to which he dedicates himself are those sentiments and thoughts which occur to anyone. Varied Types by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

Apparently it did not occur to him that Mr. Creevey was malicious and might keep a diary. Queen Victoria by Lytton Strachey

Arnold Bennett The time of the abandonment was fixed for them by circumstance, for it had to occur before the husband’s return. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

VI. When an unusually large number of cases of this disease occur about the same time, it is inferred, therefore, that there exists some special cause for this increased frequency. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

Jules Verne The same thought seemed to occur to Ardan; and both were casting inquiring glances on Nicholl, when suddenly Maston paused. From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne [1867]

Alfred Ainger His own family, Coleridge, Norris, Barron Field, and many others, occur repeatedly in his writings in this guise. Charles Lamb by Alfred Ainger [1882]

Anthony Trollope It did not occur to her to be in any degree jealous,—not, at least, as yet. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Sigmund Freud In our new example we are dealing with two entirely separate impressions, which at first glance seem to have nothing in common, except indeed that they occur on the same day. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Arnold Bennett It did not occur to her to call out and ask what was the matter. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Tennyson’s lyrical power is seen at its best in the magical songs which occur in the course of the story or interposed between the different scenes. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

We thus see that whirlwinds of great violence occur when the air is dry, and there can be no condensation. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

John Stuart Mill Is it supposed that such felicitous thoughts do not occur to women? They occur by hundreds to every woman of intellect. The Subjection of Women by John Stuart Mill [1869]