Phrases with "opposite"

H. G. Wells They emerged at first into a street whose opposite ways were crowded with the blue canvas liveries. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

Walter Scott I had paid more than was due; other lodgers fell into an opposite error, and forgot to pay Janet at all. Chronicles of the Canongate by Walter Scott [1827]

The bed was at the end opposite window number 9, with the dressing-table and washstand near it. Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

It was exactly opposite to me, and about the nearest in the whole range. A First Year in Canterbury Settlement by Samuel Butler

Presently a funeral passes along the opposite bank; the chief mourner flourishing a long staff, like a drum-major; the women snatching up handfuls of dust, and scattering it upon their heads. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

To the left in the distance the light of the schooner opposite the Casa Riego wavered on the still water. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

John Lewis Burckhard Continuing along the main street, I came at (q), to a single column, and then to two with entablatures, on the right; opposite to them, on the left, are three single columns. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

On the couch opposite him lay a newspaper, and behind it stood a book-case, but he was too tired to fetch either paper or book. To Love and Be Wise by Josephine Tey [1950]

Jules Verne The needle pointed in exactly the opposite direction to that expected. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

He came and sat down opposite her. In the Quarter by Robert W. Chambers

Henry James She asked if that didn’t perhaps prove on the contrary quite the opposite — that they were just THE cream and beyond all others. The Reverberator by Henry James [1888]

Jules Verne The opposite shore appeared to be more uneven, and the valley of which the river occupied the bottom was more clearly visible. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Jules Verne In the midst of a hailstorm of balls he managed to reach the opposite side, and disappeared in the rushes. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

Maria Edgeworth He saw Sir James Brooke in the box opposite to him; and twice determined to go round to him. The Absentee by Maria Edgeworth

Anthony Trollope Do not say that to me! Do not kill me at once!’ Now she placed her hands one on each arm as she stood opposite to him and looked up into his face. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

G. K. Chesterton But it was not the wind; or, if it was the wind, it was two winds blowing in opposite directions. The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

Arnold Bennett The landlord and his guest sat down opposite each other. The Grand Babylon Hotel by Arnold Bennett [1902]

In two hours we reached the mooring-place opposite the station, Chogué, fastened the canoe, and lay down to sleep. Journal of a Cruise on the Tanganyika Lake by John Hanning Speke [1864]

H. G. Wells I did not go that way, because of the crowd halfway down it opposite to the still smoking ruins of the house I had fired. The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells [1897]

Nathaniel Hawthorne One, evidently the younger, was seated on the farther side of the large hearth, opposite to the door at which the party stood. Fanshawe by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1826]

Every traveller almost forms a different opinion, and frequently the very opposite estimate, respecting the strangers amongst whom he is sojourning. Travels in Morocco by James Richardson

Isabella Bird Another railway connects the important city of Ottawa with Prescott, on the river St. Lawrence, and has its terminus opposite to the Ogdensburgh station of the Boston railway. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

Thomas Hardy Rustics in smock-frocks began to hang about the road opposite the house, or lean against trees, looking idly at the windows and chimneys. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

Benjamin Disraeli But this inconvenience was soon removed by Mr. Beckendorff rising and giving three loud knocks on the door opposite to the one by which they had entered. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

He thought he was standing on the coast at Byzantium, opposite Chalcedon, and saw Justinian standing in the midst of the channel. The Secret History of the Court of Justinian by Procopius [1896]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The woman was seated nearest to the window, Feldemay opposite her, the other man on the opposite side of the carriage. The Amazing Partnership by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1914]

It was here, opposite that clump of silver birch. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

Anna Katherine Green In the corner beyond he saw nobody, but when he came to look along the end connecting the opposite rooms with those on his side, a different scene awaited him. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

John Galsworthy The hot breath of them scorched his face as he wrenched the picture from the wall, and, running back, flung open the window opposite the door, and placed it on the sill. Swan Song by John Galsworthy

Richard Burton On the right of the road opposite Hamzah’s Mosque, is a large erection, now in ruins, containing a deep hole leading to a well, with huge platforms for the accommodation of travellers. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

E. F. Benson Oh, but what about this Stuart-looking one? Rather Vandyckish, don’t you think?” He brought it to her, and came opposite the mirror himself, so that his face was framed there beside hers. Lucia's Progress by E. F. Benson [1935]

Jane Austen But you have not an idea of what is requisite in situations directly opposite to your own. Emma by Jane Austen [1816]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Though she was not conscious of it, there was relief in eating breakfast without Anthony’s tired and worried face opposite her. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

David Hume Views and sentiments, so opposite to known truth and to each other, could never have place, at the same time, in the same person. An Enquiry into the Principles of Morals by David Hume

Thomas Hardy The vehicle came nearer, and arrived opposite Owen’s door, when the driver pulled the rein and gave a shout, and the panting and sweating horses stopped. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

Anne Bronte We crossed the valley, and began to ascend the opposite hill. Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte [1847]

Edith Wharton Mr. Royall’s door, opposite hers, stood open on his unlit room; evidently he had not come back. Summer by Edith Wharton [1917]

D. H. Lawrence Now she and Michaelis sit on opposite sides of the fire and talked. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

D.H. Lawrence Paolo and she were the opposite sides of the universe, the light and the dark. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

Every disease had its peculiar demon who produced it, which demon could only be combated by the aid of the demon whose place was directly opposite to his in the rhomboidal figure. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Benjamin Disraeli In the circle above his own, opposite to him but nearer the stage, he recognized the Campians. She had a star upon her forehead, as when he first met her some six months ago; it seemed an age. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

George Gissing Mrs. Clarendon pressed Kingcote’s hand warmly when he had taken his seat opposite her, held it a moment longer than was necessary, indeed, and looked with earnestness into his face. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

John Galsworthy He noticed with satisfaction his cabman talking to another chauffeur outside the yard, a man up the street opposite cleaning windows, and a butcher’s cart. Flowering Wilderness by John Galsworthy

Henry Kingsley And he took us to a piece of dead white wall, at the eastend of St. Peter’s Church, opposite the cab-stand. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

Henry James At the other end, opposite the fireplace, the wall is studded, from floor to ceiling, with choice foreign paintings, placed in relief against the orthodox crimson screen. A Light Man by Henry James [1869]

E. F. Benson At this moment too I knew that my spy-hole had been opposite the spy-hole into the spiritual world. The Bus-Conductor by E. F. Benson

At the breakfast table the next morning there was a new face; opposite me sat a young woman at whom I merely glanced as I took my seat. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

Then he heard gruff voices, and a few seconds later the eyes of the woman and the little boys opposite were turned along the direction of the road. The Lonely House by Arthur Gask [1929]

Jane Austen These two girls had been above an hour in the place, happily employed in visiting an opposite milliner, watching the sentinel on guard, and dressing a salad and cucumber. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen [1813]

Virginia Woolf But finding herself opposite the Tube station, she pulled herself up and took counsel swiftly, as of old. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

He was almost opposite it, but the shadow, thickening as the early winter darkness crept upon the city, covered him. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Wilkie Collins Instead of that, she stood opposite to me at the table, looking at me in the oddest mannerhalf frightened, and half familiar — I couldn’t make it out. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Janet Carey sat next to him—and this brought her nearly opposite me. Our Visit by Ellen Wood

Robert Louis Stevenson The night had come; the moon had been shining for a long while upon the opposite mountain; when on turning a corner my donkey and I issued ourselves into her light. Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes by Robert Louis Stevenson

Twenty minutes later I saw from my window a second car come across the plateau from the opposite direction. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan [1915]

Leon Trotsky Rakovsky’s personal traits, his broad international outlook, his profound nobility of character, have made him particularly odious to Stalin, who personifies the exact opposite of these qualities. My Life by Leon Trotsky

D. H. Lawrence Later, when all had gone to bed at the mill, George and I sat together on opposite sides of the fire, smoking, saying little. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

Ford Madox Ford But she put it at the fence all right, rising from the seat she had taken and sitting down opposite me, as it were, all in one motion. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

I saw in one basement room two women, a young one and another who was her senior, seated at a table; opposite them sat a school-boy reading to them. In the World by Maksim Gorky

We had come down the opposite side of the ridge, and had now to win our weary way a distance of three miles round its base, I believe we shall none of us ever forget that walk. Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope

Isabella Bird She would roll down on one side, the billows seeming ready to burst in foam over her, while the opposite bulwark was fifteen or eighteen feet above the water, displaying her bright green copper. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

Guy de Maupassant He sat down opposite his mother beside the farm hand and the hired man, while the maid servant went to draw some cider. Benoist (La Martine) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

Their nearest position was exactly opposite ours, with a machine-gun nest whose loopholes constantly tempted one to waste cartridges. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

Scarce had they set foot on the solid opposite bank, when a shot split the air from the north. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

Guy de Maupassant A few minutes later he was sitting opposite the beggar, in front of a soup-tureen filled with savory cabbage soup, which sent up a cloud of fragrant steam. The Olive Grove (Le Champ d'Oliviers) by Guy de Maupassant [1890]

Arthur Conan Doyle Oor captive sat in the cabin opposite to the iron box which he had done so much and waited so long to gain. The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

On the same plant, one branch twined in one direction and another in an opposite direction. The Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants by Charles Darwin

John Lewis Burckhard Upon two of them standing opposite to each other are the two following inscriptions: 1. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

Thomas Wolfe The trick was to get his reason and his emotions pulling together in double harness, instead of letting them fly off in opposite directions, tearing him apart between them. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Pu Songling The old man returned my greeting, and invited me to lie down on the couch opposite to him. Strange Stories from the Lodge of Leisures by Pu Songling [1740]

G. K. Chesterton For they accuse him of the very opposite of his real fault; of a sort of self-indulgent delicacy or a luxury of mere words. Robert Louis Stevenson by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

The dull, heavy, plain thing opposite him became identified to his pained sense with that dreadful break-up of his dream, and now he could not hide. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

Edgar Allan Poe Madame Deluc testified that she keeps a roadside inn not far from the bank of the river, opposite the Barriere du Roule. The neighborhood is secluded — particularly so. The Mystery of Marie Roget by Edgar Allan Poe [1842]

A. E. W. Mason He sat down in his chair opposite to Durrance, awed into silence. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

Andrew Lang In its midst was a high seat, overlaid with fine carpets, and into it opened eight doors, each having opposite to it a marble basin. The Brown Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

George Gissing Walking along the opposite side of the street, I looked up at their window, and there was the face of the old bibliophile. Christopherson by George Gissing

Charles Dickens Under the low red glare of sunset, the beacon, and the gibbet, and the mound of the Battery, and the opposite shore of the river, were plain, though all of a watery lead color. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

Henry Kingsley Puss raced for some broken ground under the hill, opposite to — where our party stood. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

Edgar Rice Burroughs Almost immediately the wind rose again from precisely the opposite direction from which it had formerly blown, so that it was mighty hard work making progress against it. Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1923]

Robert Louis Stevenson It was a short oblong in shape, save that the fireplace was built across one of the angles so as to cut it partially off, and the opposite angle was similarly truncated by a corner cupboard. Collected Essays by Robert Louis Stevenson

E. Phillips Oppenheim I always thought that you were on opposite sides. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

H. G. Wells But I do find indications of precisely the opposite thing, a considerable amount of shilly-shally. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

William Makepeace Thackeray You may open every door and closet, except the one at the end of the oak-room opposite the fireplace, with the little bronze Shakespeare on the mantel-piece (or what not). Roundabout Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1860-63]

George Eliot Esther had taken her place opposite to her father, and had not moved even her clasped hands while he was speaking. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

He seated himself opposite her, and it was some moments before he could find words for the simple announcement he had to make. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Jacques Futrelle Directly opposite each of the two mouths, a dozen feet away, was mounted a peculiarly-constructed heavy gun of the naval type. The Diamond Master by Jacques Futrelle [1909]

She was sitting in a rocking chair opposite to him, holding a small volume open on her lap. My Wife’s Tempter by Fitz James O’Brien

I mounted on the iron rail of my little bed opposite the window, and looked at him. Seeing Life by Ellen Wood [1871]

Baldwin Spencer These three folds form the side of the basket opposite to that to which the leaf stalk is attached. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Rosemary was sitting opposite him, talking to Ravelston, uncomfortably but with a sufficient pretence that she was enjoying herself and there was nothing the matter. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

Thomas Hardy The sun fell so flat on the houses and pavement opposite Lucetta’s residence that they poured their brightness into her rooms. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

Henry Handel Richardson Maurice took the opposite chair, and made his evening meal with a languid appetite. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

For a moment the two stood opposite one another. Barbara Rebell by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1905]

D.H. Lawrence When the room door was opened I could see down the dark passage opposite another lighted door. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

Wilkie Collins Sitting opposite to her, savagely self-concentrated in his own thoughts, Geoffrey roused himself on a sudden. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

When the dance is ended, a double row of men lies flat on the ground with their heads in opposite directions. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

Thomas Hardy In a few minutes the strokes of the castle-clock resounded, and then a female figure entered the same secluded nook from an opposite direction. A Group of Noble Dames by Thomas Hardy [1891]

James Joyce Which seemed to the host to be the predominant qualities of his guest? Confidence in himself, an equal and opposite power of abandonment and recuperation. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Jean-Jacques Rousseau If my particular opinion had carried the day I should have achieved the opposite of what was my will; and it is in that case that I should not have been free. The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Arthur Conan Doyle It had been deserted when I left it, but now I saw a cyclist riding down it from the opposite direction to that in which I had come. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

I will sit facing Stuart, whom I like so much to see, especially where he now is, and you, Monsieur d’Artagnan, opposite to me. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

Guy de Maupassant He struck against two trees, fell over a root, set off again and suddenly found himself near the river, opposite its rapid branch, which was lit up by the moon. Paul’s Mistress (La Femme de Paul) by Guy de Maupassant [1881]

In a few minutes we were all sitting down to tea, and I had Nellie’s pretty dark-eyed sister just opposite to me. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

Charles Dickens That opposite man had had, through the night — as that opposite man always has — several legs too many, and all of them too long. The Haunted House by Charles Dickens [1859]

Sinclair Lewis He yanked at the switch; before the car had quite halted, Roy and he had tumbled out at opposite sides, were running forward to lift the hood. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

I turned to my opposite neighbour. The Phantom Coach by Amelia B. Edwards

Louisa May Alcott A fine view and a church tower opposite atone for the many stairs, and I took a fancy to my den on the spot. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

Watkin Tench We landed our four friends opposite the hospital, and set out for the governor’s house. A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson by Watkin Tench

Andrew Lang When he was alone, he laid himself down and slept fast till one o’clock, when he arose, and sat opposite the date tree. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Victor Hugo They were spouses in it at distances as opposite as the spheres. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

James Joyce The sun freed itself slowly and lit glints of light among the silverware opposite in Walter Sexton’s window by which John Howard Parnell passed, unseeing. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Virginia Woolf A few minutes later Mr. Venning strolled up from the opposite direction. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

Charles Dickens In the chimney-comer, opposite myself, sits one who has grown old beside me. Master Humphrey’s Clock by Charles Dickens [1840]

George Elio Directly opposite the door lay Sarti, on a low miserable bed. Mr. Gilfil’s Love Story by George Elio

Baldwin Spencer The cross lines in the half of the loop of each figure slant in opposite directions, and in those on either side of the central line the direction of the slant is reversed. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Standing thus at the window, it gradually grew upon her to notice that something was standing back against the opposite rails, looking fixedly at the houses. The Silent Chimes by Ellen Wood

Frederick Marryat At last they advanced to the cottage, and Edward, still keeping within the trees, shifted his position so that he should be opposite the gable end of the cottage. Children of the New Forest by Frederick Marryat [1847]

Maria Edgeworth Whenever a vessel in distress was seen off the coast, there was a constant struggle between the two parties who had opposite interests; the one to save, the other to destroy. Ormond by Maria Edgeworth

Sir Bernard’ll be interested in Homer; he had a line from him on the title-page of his book, opposite the peculiarly loathsome diagram that formed the frontispiece. Shadows of Ecstasy by Charles Williams

He was standing above a vast pit, the walls of which swept away from him on either side till they closed again opposite him, and some sort of huge circle was complete. The Place of the Lion by Charles Williams [1931]

William Makepeace Thackeray Speck, as everybody knows, lives in the market-place, opposite his grand work of art, the town pump, or fountain. The Fitz-Boodle Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1842-43]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Exactly opposite now was the room in which the wedding presents had been placed, and where for days nothing had been seen but a closed door and a man on duty outside. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

Another door, opposite the window, led to the rest of the house: a small back-parlour, a kitchen, three rooms above, with a yard and a strip of garden at the back. The Story of Dorothy Grape by Ellen Wood [1881]

The Books, as was before mentioned, were ranged upon shelves near the Table: This stood exactly opposite to the Bed, which was placed in an Alcove near the Closet door. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

Sigmund Freud The opposite of ‘wet’ and ‘water’ can easily be ‘fire’ and ‘burning’. Fragment of an Analysis of a Case of Hysteria by Sigmund Freud [1905]

John Lewis Burckhard Nearly opposite to the temple (m), are the remains of a building (y) similar in construction to that marked (u), on the right bank. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

Again I saw the shadow flicker past the moonlit patch on the wall opposite the window. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

In the former condition, since the opposite portion of the stone increases the mass beyond the plane of the æquator, it strengthens also the verticity, and the potency, and the motion to unity. On the Magnet by William Gilber

Thomas Hughes The time-keeper is chosen, a large ring made, and the two stand up opposite one another for a moment, giving us time just to make our little observations. Tom Brown’s School Days by Thomas Hughes

I heard the guns of sportsmen popping merrily in the still air as I breakfasted before an open window, while a noble sea-coal fire blazed on the hearth opposite me. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

Recoiling wretchedly, I tried the opposite one, combating the embarrassing heel of the boat and the obstructive edges of the centre-board case. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

It had whitewashed walls, and they were actually terrified by the appearance of the shadow of a woman passing and repassing across the side wall opposite to their beds. An Authentic Narrative of a Haunted House by J. Sheridan Le Fanu [1862]

James Joyce Stephen walked on alone and out into the quiet of Kildare Street opposite Maple’s hotel he stood to wait, patient again. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

Gertrude Stein Their pictures were to be shown in the Petit Palais opposite the Grand Palais where the great spring salon was held. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

I expected a corresponding formation upon the opposite eastern versant: we found only a huge crest, a spine of black plutonic rock, intensely ugly and repulsive. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

Sir Walter Scott The dell was so narrow that the trees met in some places from the opposite sides. Guy Mannering by Sir Walter Scott [1815]

But it seemed that the very opposite had happened. Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey

He shrank into himself, trying to shut his eyes and lose sight of this fearful opposite of the world he had known. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

It was not a room that he particularly affected, and she was surprised when he seated himself in the easy-chair opposite her, and poked the fire, as if with the intention of remaining. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

E. F. Benson A man, the semblance of whom, astral body or whatever you may choose to call it, I had just seen, would sometime sit in that seat opposite to me, pondering and planning. In the Tube by E. F. Benson

George Gissing At the area gate of the house opposite a servant was talking angrily with a tradesman’s errand boy, who at length put his thumb to his nose with insulting significance and scampered off. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

Right opposite the entrance, at the other end of the hall, was an apartment (tablinum), in which the pavement was usually adorned with rich mosaics, and the walls covered with elaborate paintings. The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1834]

After looking around in fruitless amazement, they perceived a small door opposite to that by which they had entered. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

The tall eight-day clock was opposite to them, and he looked up now and then at the hands. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

Herrick and Huish supped alone, one after the other, opposite his flushed and snorting body. The Ebb-Tide by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

He must get it clear in his mind how he stood in relation with Scotland Yard: fellow sufferers, but on opposite sides of the fence. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

Jeremy Bentham It inclines, in certain cases, towards the opposite extreme; substituting satisfaction to punishment, instead of superadding it. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

John Stuart Mill If he is grossly deficient in those qualities, a sentiment the opposite of admiration will follow. On Liberty by John Stuart Mill [1859]

George Gissing She kept on the side opposite the gateway, and, in passing, seemed to have no particular interest in anything at hand. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

Perhaps an idea that the lodgings opposite did not suit him may have shot across my mind, but if it did, the old man’s first words changed it. My Lodger by Mary Fortune

Anthony Trollope As the folding doors between the two rooms were not closed, and as Miss Spruce was sitting in her easy chair immediately opposite to them, it was probable that she saw what passed. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

They halted directly in front of the church door, and stood opposite each other, about four steps apart. The Corsican Brothers by Alexandre Dumas [1844]

Arnold Bennett They sat on opposite sides of a splendid extravagant fire in Ingpen’s dining-room. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

E. F. Benson I am standing for election myself on precisely the opposite policy. Lucia's Progress by E. F. Benson [1935]

E. F. Benson Brief but exciting was the inspection for opposite the entrance to the station was drawn up a motor. Miss Mapp by E. F. Benson [1922]

Under these circumstances, it was clearly Pizarro’s policy to do one of two things; to treat the opposite faction either as friends, or as open enemies. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Two men of authority, age, and consummate experience, now found themselves standing opposite to each other. I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni

Leon Trotsky The Kavalersky building, opposite the Potyeshny Palace, before the revolution was the living quarters of the officials of the Kremlin. The entire lower floor was occupied by the commanding officer. My Life by Leon Trotsky

D.H. Lawrence The stars were very bright overhead, the mountain opposite and the mountains behind us faintly outlined themselves on the sky. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

As he reached the opposite shore the clocks in the beleagured city struck midnight, the hour at which the remainder of troops were to take up their positions at the various posts assigned to them. ’Long Live the King!’ by Guy Boothby [1900]

Richard Burton My first successes were in the Wakalah; opposite to me there lived an Arab slave dealer, whose Abyssinians constantly fell sick. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Differently from most twiners, there is a strong tendency in the same shoot to revolve first in one and then in an opposite direction. The Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants by Charles Darwin

Horace Walpole As they made the circuit of the court to return towards the gate, the gigantic sword burst from the supporters, and falling to the ground opposite to the helmet, remained immovable. The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole [1764]

Anthony Trollope The Speaker sits opposite to the chief entrance, his desk being fixed against the opposite wall. North America by Anthony Trollope

Virginia Woolf It has two hands, two feet, two nails, two, indeed, of every member and each one is the exact opposite of the other. Orlando by Virginia Woolf [1928]

Leslie Stephen Pope claimed the opposite merit. Alexander Pope by Leslie Stephen [1880]

Two vulgar kind of blokes in shabby overcoats, obviously commercials of the lowest type, newspaper canvassers probably, were sitting opposite me. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

James Joyce An instant later his head appeared in the door opposite and said: Meet me at Westland Row station at ten past eleven. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

George Gissing At present it’s pretty obvious that we’re in danger of just the opposite excess; Demos begins to roar alarmingly, and there’ll be a poor look out for us if he gets all he wants. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

Immediately opposite there was a cinematograph, called the Poliorama, with a museum above it, and at the top, high above the general level of the roofs, a small observatory with twin domes. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

They passed into the eating room — a large dark room situated opposite the kitchen. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

G. K. Chesterton It is that, though we seem to be opposite in everything, we have been opposite like man and woman, aiming at the same moment at the same practical thing. The Napoleon of Notting Hill by G. K. Chesterton

The longer axis of the oval, described by the extreme tip, was directed at right angles to the line joining the opposite leaves; its length was in one case only 1. The Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants by Charles Darwin

Charles Dickens In the gallery opposite to the pulpit were a little choir of male and female singers, a violoncello, and a violin. American Notes for General Circulation by Charles Dickens [1842]

Wilkie Collins We none of us ever changed the succession of the courses — or made more or less of them — or altered the position of the fowls opposite the mistress and the haunch opposite the master. A Rogue’s Life by Wilkie Collins [1879]

But I am rather inclined to think it was mainly due to the force and eloquence of a certain picture which confronted me from the opposite wall. The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green

E. F. Benson The carriage into which I stepped was quite empty except for one other passenger, who sat next the door immediately opposite to me. In the Tube by E. F. Benson

William Godwin She set a great value on a mutual affection between persons of an opposite sex. Memoirs of the Author of a Vindication of the Rights of Woman by William Godwin [1798]

George Meredith Patrick opposite was flowing in speech. Celt and Saxon by George Meredith [1910]

Gustave Flauber Spendius arranged three great catapults opposite the three principle angles; he placed a ram before every gate, a ballista before every tower, while carroballistas were to move about in the rear. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

On the landing opposite Mr. Goodwin’s room the butler was standing listening. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

G. K. Chesterton He still managed to be a third thing, which is almost as much the opposite of being proud; he was vain. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

Maria Edgeworth Thus her art and falsehood operated against her own views, and produced consequences diametrically opposite to her expectations. Belinda. by Maria Edgeworth

Henry Handel Richardson We must both go, in opposite directions, and begin afresh. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Guy de Maupassant They compose almost the entire population of this hamlet, opposite their native island, awaiting the time to return, to go back to the “maquis. A Vendetta (Une Vendetta) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

Margaret Oliphant Farther up, opposite his own house, two or three passengers had stopped to look up at the lighted windows. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

From the corner of the fence opposite her a constable with a black, curly beard, and two policemen emerged. Mother by Maksim Gorky

He looked at the woman opposite and felt a stirring of freedom in him. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

Anthony Trollope I hate having to sit down opposite to a great ham when I am in the full tide of my emotions. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Maria Edgeworth In this situation it is scarcely possible to get the exact truth as to the words, actions, and intentions, of the nearest neighbours, who happen to be of opposite parties or persuasions. Ormond by Maria Edgeworth

Guy de Maupassan A cloud of tobacco smoke almost hid the stage and the opposite side of the theater. Bel Ami by Guy de Maupassan

Willa Cather Marie caught Frank’s arm and dragged him to the same table, managing to get seats opposite the Bergsons, so that she could hear what they were talking about. O Pioneers! by Willa Cather [1913]

Anthony Trollope The Bertrams has had quite an opposite fortune. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Anthony Trollope Anty had sat down on a sofa that stood by the wall opposite the fireplace, and Barry remained for a minute, thinking how he’d open the campaign. The Kellys and the O’Kellys by Anthony Trollope

The tourteau and the teal were added to the morsel of broiled bacon; D’Artagnan and his guest bowed, sat down opposite to each other, and, like two brothers, shared the bacon and the other dishes. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

It was to the right of this arch and in the corner opposite the doorway that the dead woman lay. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green

El–Idrísí settles the question of its site by placing it on the coast opposite the island El–Na’mán (Nu’mán), but can El–Idrísí be trusted? Sprenger (p. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

Anthony Trollope She had allowed him to take her hand, and as he thus asked his question he was standing opposite to her, still holding it. The Golden Lion of Granpere by Anthony Trollope

Anatole France Countess Martin found her in her modest drawing-room, opposite M. Lagrange, half asleep in a deep armchair. The Red Lily by Anatole France [1894]

Henry Fielding And thus the poor lady was tortured with perplexity, opposite passions distracting and tearing her mind different ways. The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews and his friend Mr Abraham Adams by Henry Fielding