Phrases with "outer"

M. R. James The outer door what lead to the orfice stood open, and I come up to the plate-glass door here. A Warning to the Curious and other ghost stories by M. R. James

H. G. Wells This would ensure, at any rate, that the outer shell of the child’s surroundings gave it a fair chance in life. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

Arthur Conan Doyle As I approached my outer door, I was amazed to see a key in it. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

Its outer sheath of purple and green leaves, twenty-five feet long and five broad, began to open out and descend. Nightmare! by Francis Stevens

The bedroom door closed, then the outer one, and the doctor’s heels went drumming down the common stair. The Black Mask by E. W. Hornung [1901]

She has a fine nature, and I cannot think she will be left in outer darkness. The Infidel by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1900]

The book was wrapped in an outer cover that bore a recommendation of its contents, starting with a hideous split infinitive and describing it as an exquisite social comedy written from within. The Ghost Ship by Richard Middleton

I hoped it might open on the hall, where I could escape by a window or a balcony, for I judged the outer door would be locked. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Bram Stoker Adam caught her other hand, and between them they drew her through the outer door which the servants were beginning to close. The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker [1911]

The outer door was half-open so that he thought he was expected, and he switched on the light in the little hall, and shut the door behind him with the simplicity of habit. The Ghost Ship by Richard Middleton

Wilkie Collins The door was violently opened from the outer side, just as he got to it. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

The outer enclosures and courts were fenced with tiger-grass; and the huts, though neither so numerous nor so large, were constructed after the same fashion as the king’s. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

From somewhere a voice spoke to her, an outer voice, increasing in clearness; she heard it through the night. Many Dimensions by Charles Williams [1931]

At the same moment the outer door closed heavily. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Charles Dickens At length she guided him downstairs and shut the outer door and bolted it — as if by bolts to keep out facts. A House to Let by Charles Dickens [1858]

Rudyard Kipling We have our own talk and our own interests, and the outer world doesn’t trouble us much. Many Inventions by Rudyard Kipling [1893]

Images were reproduced in my distraught eyes; sounds fell upon my unheeding ear, but nothing from the outer world reached my soul. Mademoiselle de Maupin by Théophile Gautier [1835]

William Henry Bragg It was for this purpose that we surrounded the inner chamber of Fig. 6 with the outer casing described on p. Studies in Radioactivity by William Henry Bragg [1912]

Wilkie Collins Rosamond turned away from the outer prospect, after a moment’s weary contemplation of it. The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins [1857]

Anthony Hope Thus, before the outer door were stormed, the King would be dead. The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope

Ford Madox Ford Like Shakespeare. He made fifty pounds a time writing music-hall sketches: for the outer halls. A Man Could Stand Up by Ford Madox Ford [1926]

Charles Dickens In one of my night walks, as the church steeples were shaking the March winds and rain with the strokes of Four, I passed the outer boundary of one of these great deserts, and entered it. The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens [1860]

Arthur Morrison From within the idol Slackjaw could hear Mr. Deacon’s movements, and no doubt when he heard him take his hat and stick and shut the outer door behind him, Hachiman’s tenant was glad to get out. The Dorrington Deed-Box by Arthur Morrison

Walter Scott Butler found the outer turnkey, a tall thin old man, with long silver hair, in the act of locking the outward door of the jail. The Heart of Mid-Lothian by Walter Scott [1818]

Wilkie Collins As I opened the outer door, I saw the same clergyman who had already passed the house once, about to pass it again, on his way back through the square. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

D. H. Lawrence All this time his only connection with the real outer world was through his winter evening classes, which brought him into contact with state education. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Four arches also rise from the rim, the two outer ones each having three small scrolls with a pearl in the middle; at the top is a mound and cross-patée, with a pearl in each of its inner corners. English Embroidered Bookbindings by Cyril Davenport [1899]

Theodore Dreiser In the front of each house on the ground floor was a recessed window unconnected with the recessed doorways, formed by setting the inner external wall back from the outer face of the building. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Frances Hodgson Burnett The outer darkness seemed to have crowded itself through the low doorway to fill the groined arches with gloom. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

George Meredith Nataly came; she looked, and the outer wakened the inner, she let the light look in on her, her old feelings danced to her eyes like a string of bubbles in ascent. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

John Galsworthy It had an outer gate, and a rustic approach. The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

Anthony Trollope The outer flight of steps, leading up to this from the eastern approach, is good and in excellent taste. North America by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope And now the outer doors of the Court were opened, and the crowd at least as many as were able to effect an entrance rushed in. The Kellys and the O’Kellys by Anthony Trollope

The little chamber smelt dry and fresh, and it had the chill neither of the water-logged outer air nor of the mildewed passage. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

Rudyard Kipling An’ she keeps me outer the food-stuff they gets for me lyin’ dyin’ out ’ere like a dorg. Many Inventions by Rudyard Kipling [1893]

The grass-grown battlements sloped away from his feet; outer and inner moat lay below him, at the bottom of a steep declivity. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

This outer world, therefore, which is lying all around us, is not outside at all, as it happens, but inside. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

Anthony Trollope When a horse won’t jump it is generally the case that the inner man is declining to jump also, let the outer man seem ever so anxious to accomplish the feat. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

Charlotte Perkins Gilman From earliest childhood each had a separate bedroom with toilet conveniences, and one of the marks of coming of age was the addition of an outer room in which to receive friends. Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1915]

Thomas Hardy No ditty floated into Blackmoor Vale from the outer world but Tess’s mother caught up its notation in a week. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

It was a beautiful old place, standing on high ground, yet so richly wooded as to be shut in from the outer world. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

Thomas Hardy Behind the bank, whilst Knight reclined upon the dizzy slope waiting for death, she had taken off her whole clothing, and replaced only her outer bodice and skirt. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

Then she drew the curtains in the little houseplace, locked the outer door, and went back to the kitchen. The Lowest Rung by Mary Cholmondeley [1908]

The deep interspaces or valleys between these ridges and the outer wall are filled by bony substance, which is called cement, and coats the whole tooth. Lectures on Evolution by Thomas Henry Huxley

We passed the only house with an outer door to it in the square (now there is none), and on the plate beside it I read BURROUGHS AND BURROUGHS with a thrill. Mr. Justice Raffles by E. W. Hornung [1909]

The outer wood Is very good: We cannot praise The other. The Design and Construction of eBooks by Steve Thomas [2015]

Some are simply wagons with semi-circular slats on top, over which canvas is stretched, so that the people inside have nothing but canvas between them and the outer air. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell [1937]

Anthony Trollope Long and intimately as the young navvy had been acquainted with the landlady of the ‘Cat and Whistle,’ he had never before seen her arrayed for the outer world. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

To the Commandant and the “free men” this messenger from the outer life was scarcely less welcome. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Charles Dudley Warner The ravine was overshadowed by fig-trees, vines, and myrtles, and the outer towers and walls of the fortress. Washington Irving by Charles Dudley Warner

Thomas Hardy Then a large death’s head moth advanced from the obscure outer air, wheeled twice round the lantern, flew straight at the candle, and extinguished it by the force of the blow. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

H. G. Wells And, of course, when all the Cavorite blinds were closed, “down” was towards the centre of our sphere, and “up” towards its outer wall. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

The outer one had a pile of fresh hay in one corner and a few blankets. In the Quarter by Robert W. Chambers

Algernon Blackwood The outer shore-line was much indented with numberless coves and bays and sandy beaches, with here and there caves and precipitous little cliffs against which the sea broke in spray and thunder. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

Arthur Morrison But it is best to make the outer lines secure first. The Dorrington Deed-Box by Arthur Morrison

Anthony Trollope Sunday, as regards the outer streets, is sabbatical. North America by Anthony Trollope

Tear off that outer strip of hide. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

In winter the snow lies fifteen feet deep, and for four or five months, owing to the perils of the Rotang Pass, the valley rarely has any communication with the outer world. Among the Tibetans by Isabella L. Bird [1894]

Thomas Hardy Then followed the outer stratum of clothing. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

Francis Bacon For not only does it keep the outer air from getting in (of which I have already spoken), but also it keeps the spirit of the body, on which the operation is going on inside, from getting out. The New Organon by Francis Bacon [1620]

Anthony Trollope Some such idea as this had glimmered across Mr Ball’s mind as he had sat in Mr Slow’s outer office, with his chin still resting on his umbrella. Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope [1865]

George Meredith Great indeed: and known but to her of all the outer world. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Peyrol passed through to the front of the house, leaving the outer door open. The Rover by Joseph Conrad [1923]

Olaf Stapledon The outer and middle layers of a mature star apparently consist of “tissues” woven of currents of incandescent gases. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

For outer garments they had to depend upon daughters, sisters, and aunts away in service, who all sent parcels, not only of their own clothes, but also of those they could beg from their mistresses. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

H. G. Wells It became evident that Redwood had still imperfectly apprehended the fact that an iron curtain had dropped between him and the outer world. The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth by H. G. Wells [1904]

They made a curious pair, he so large and she so small, and she could have disappeared, she used to fancy, into the outer pocket of his coat. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Abraham Merri Between outer wall and inner battlements galloped squadrons of mounted men. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

The body dress is a Tobe or loin-cloth, like that of the men; but under the “Námbá,” or outer wrapper, which hangs down the feet, there is a “Siri,” or petticoat, reaching only to the knees. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

Baldwin Spencer The end of the stalk is bent over and then passed between the median fold and the two outer ones on the opposite side of the basket. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

But now and then there is hatched a wild young fledgeling, which beats its wings against the inexorable wires, and would fain soar away into that wide outer world, to prosper or perish in its freedom. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

Theodore Dreiser How did she take all this? With that air of superior consciousness which knows that no shift of outer material ill-fortune can detract one jot from an inward mental superiority. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Finding a pause, the king, who had admirably kept his temper, even beyond imagination, stole into the outer room. Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins by Robert Paltock [1751]

Ford Madox Ford And no one, in mercy, could have been expected to call on poor them in their dog-kennel in an outer suburb. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

The outer world might suppose that high political office was crowning his career, but his enthusiasm and his power were ebbing and his physical health failed him more than once. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

Thomas Hardy The outer door of this first apartment was usually fastened by a padlock on the exterior. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

Anthony Trollope He would endeavour to supply her place with Alexandrina, because his outer world had seemed to him too harsh to be supported. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

Anna Katherine Green He was in what was called the outer office. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

T. H. Huxley You see that he thus had a quantity of the infusion shut off from any possible communication with the outer air by being inverted upon a bed of mercury. Essays by T. H. Huxley

H.P. Lovecraft By night the outer harbour was cleared, and late passengers watched the stars twinkling above an unpolluted ocean. The Horror at Red Hook by H.P. Lovecraft [1925]

M. P. Shiel Farther in the future this music of our Father will discourse perhaps, and mourn, Arthur, to a humanity that will have outlived this outer ear, and hoarded up an inward hearing and harmony. The Last Miracle by M. P. Shiel [1906]

Henry James He felt hot and nervous; he got up suddenly, and, through the dark, tortuous, greasy passage which communicated with the outer world, he went forth into the street. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

It was as though the countryside had been buried by a kind of volcanic eruption from the outer suburbs. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

The outer crust, however, and all the hard tissues were misty and semi-transparent; through them a luminous network of blood-red veins and arteries stood out in startling distinctness. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

Rudyard Kipling Onct yer git onter it, youse kin yank a cable-car outer a manhole. The Day’s Work by Rudyard Kipling [1898]

And so they become Merewigs. There are more than a sufficiency of old bachelors’ outer cases hanging up in the garde-robe, but the girls will not get into them at any price. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

George Meredith Countess Ammiani bade her son make fast the outer door. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

But it pays regard to the whole, both its mass, and its outer limits; the forces of both uniting, as well of the magnetick versorium as of the earth. On the Magnet by William Gilber

William Henry Bragg In some experiments in which all possible care was taken to work with pure gases, the case was surrounded by an outer case with an intervening space. Studies in Radioactivity by William Henry Bragg [1912]

Armenian Woman, showing the inner and outer veil. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier

The outer door opened, there was a soft step, and Amabel stood before him, pale, quiet, and with a smile of welcome. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

Arthur Conan Doyle It was nightfall when the little army entered the outer gate of the Castle of Ploermel and encamped in the broad Bailey yard. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

It was, to begin with, on one side cut off from the outer world; the telephones and telegraphs were down. The Place of the Lion by Charles Williams [1931]

And I remembered that, now that I could communicate with the outer air, it was absolutely easy; he would save my life. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Arthur Morrison Clearly they belong to two men walking side by side, and more often than not treading, with their outer feet, on the grass at the side. The Chronicles of Martin Hewitt by Arthur Morrison

Charles Dickens The Dodo excludes the outer air. Reprinted Pieces by Charles Dickens [1850]

Theodore Dreiser She stole downstairs and out into the vestibule, opening the outer door and looking out into the street. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

At that moment three loud knocks upon the great outer door resounded through the house. Captain Fracasse by Théophile Gautier [1863]

Edgar Rice Burroughs Among them and about the outer verge of the cultivated area were many warriors. At the Earth’s Core by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1914]

That outer gate I bolted on the inside, and it is bolted still. How the Third Floor Knew the Potteries by Amelia B. Edwards

Walter Scott Ere Thomas of Gilsland could reply, some bustle was heard without, and the arrival of the Queen was announced from the outer part of the pavilion. The Talisman by Walter Scott [1825]

Span’s master, with an angry exclamation, again dragged the now resisting dog across to the door which led into the outer porch. From Out the Vasty Deep by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1920]

Edgar Rice Burroughs Among the many other things I had brought from the outer world were a number of pedometers. Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1923]

Sir Richard Burton But as soon as the false dawn showed, he arose and, doffing his outer garments, bared his blade and hastened to the place wherein lay the slave. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

The dock is divided into an outer and inner “port” by a projecting northern point which is not sufficiently marked in the Chart (enlarged plan). The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

Ah, we will live so happily together, no matter where, far away in America where no one knows us!” The outer door had yielded; the police were now picking the lock of the door of the ante-chamber. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

The rock capped a high cliff; a stone dropped from its outer edge would have fallen sheer downward one thousand feet to the tops of the pines. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

George Meredith An outer world is thoughtless of situations which prepare us to meet the objectionable with a will benumbed;—if we do not, as does that outer world, belong to the party of the readily heroical. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

Henry James I know all I owe you; I feel it; you know that! But I am not a small boy nor an outer barbarian any longer, and, whatever I do, I do with my eyes open. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

Sir Walter Scott In this manner they crossed the long bridge, or tilt-yard, and took their station, with other gentlemen of quality, before the outer gate of the Gallery, or Entrance-tower. Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott [1821]

Olaf Stapledon Increasingly I identify myself not with those cravings but with the great outer reality and the central spirit. Death into Life by Olaf Stapledon

Anthony Trollope But respect is of two sorts, and the outer respect of the world cannot be parted with conveniently. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

Charles Dickens Between the body of the prison and the outer wall, there is a spacious garden. American Notes for General Circulation by Charles Dickens [1842]

Richard Burton Held tightly by the sleeves, skirts, and collar of your wide outer garment, you were hurried away on a plane of about nine inches above the ground, your feet mostly treading the air. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

The outer members of it detached themselves and faded unobtrusively through the gate; the nearer ones lost their air of bravado, and became placatory. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

Jules Verne They overflowed into the adjoining rooms, down the narrow passages, into the outer courtyards. From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne [1867]

William Makepeace Thackeray Godfrey and Rafael passed from the street into the outer shop of the old mansion in Holywell Street. It was a masquerade warehouse to all appearance. Burlesques by William Makepeace Thackeray

Bram Stoker We closed the outer door and barred and locked it, and bringing the dogs with us, began our search of the house. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

Charles Dickens For some minutes after he had emerged into the outer presence of Saint Antoine, the husband and wife remained exactly as he had left them, lest he should come back. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

D. H. Lawrence And a blackish crack which in places revealed the otherwise invisible canyon of the Rio Grande. And beyond everything, the mountains like icebergs showing up from an outer sea. St Mawr by D. H. Lawrence

Ivan Turgenev In the little outer room he met Frau Lenore. She was both relieved and scared at the sight of him. The Torrents of Spring by Ivan Turgenev [1872]

Wilkie Collins He had just reached the door, when it was opened from the outer side. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Sarah Orne Jewett For the first time I began to wish for a companion and for news from the outer world, which had been, half unconsciously, forgotten. The Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett [1896]

How might she possibly elude that near and gripping hand? And why should she obey his own roaring command from the outer darkness? Three seconds passed, four, five. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

Edgar Allan Poe Its outer edges — the edges of the drawing nearest the edge of the vellum — were far more distinct than the others. The Gold-Bug by Edgar Allan Poe

Nellie Bly Meanwhile M. Verne urged us to remove our outer wrappings. Around the World in Seventy-Two Days by Nellie Bly [1890]

Sinclair Lewis Uncle Rob, lying on the bed, had prepared for slumber by removing his shoes and outer clothing. Land by Sinclair Lewis

Charlotte Perkins Gilman No change of costume was needed for this work, save to lay off outer clothing. Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1915]

Sarah Orne Jewett Suddenly, as we looked, a gleam of golden sunshine struck the outer islands, and one of them shone out clear in the light, and revealed itself in a compelling way to our eyes. The Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett [1896]

The outer surfaces of the channel which it lifted to the light and air were tagged with weeds and immemorial mosses, and dripped as with the sweat of its twenty-centuried toil. Familiar Spanish Travels by William Dean Howells

Baldwin Spencer There is an outer covering of the same material which leaves one end free, as seen in the figure. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Edith Wharton It was as clear, thank Heaven! as the bright outer light that surprised her almost with a touch of summer when she issued from the house for her daily round of the gardens. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

Arthur Conan Doyle The two rooms I laid out in a widely different manner — my own tastes are of a Spartan turn, and the outer chamber was so planned as to accord with them. Danger! and other stories by Arthur Conan Doyle [1918]

Jules Verne There is only one thing that can be done; we must persevere in excluding most carefully every breath of outer air, so that perhaps the conflagration deprived of oxygen may smoulder itself out. The Survivors of the Chancellor by Jules Verne [1875]

Henry David Thoreau On the swamp’s outer edge was hung the supermarine village, where no foot penetrated. A Winter Walk by Henry David Thoreau [1843]

Arthur Morrison The outer door is shut at twelve. The Dorrington Deed-Box by Arthur Morrison

Olaf Stapledon The ocean began to boil, the sands to melt, the atmosphere to vanish into outer space. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

Wilkie Collins The fire burning in the grate was not a very large one; and the outer air (as I had noticed on my way to the house) had something of a wintry sharpness in it that day. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

Jules Verne Its outer covering was becoming flaccid, and floated loosely in the air, and the folds of the silk rustled and grated on each other. Five Weeks in a Balloon by Jules Verne [1869]

The outer world did not exist for it. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Altogether, the girl’s outer and visible aspect is not unattractive to the eye of the traveler, however faulty to the eye of the traveler’s wife. ’On with the Dance!’ by Ambrose Bierce

Anthony Trollope A man situated in outer matters as she was situated, possessed of good means, hampered by no outer demands, would have declared to himself clearly that it would be well for him to marry. Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope [1865]

The outer world of circumstance shapes itself to the inner world of thought, and both pleasant and unpleasant external conditions are factors, which make for the ultimate good of the individual. As a Man Thinketh by James Allen [1903]

Andrew Lang The door-fittings were all broken off from the outer door, but there was a hurdle set up instead, and roughly secured. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang

Margaret Oliphant She had put aside the forms which were intended to keep the outer world at arm’s length. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

Now, as every bootmaker will tell you, while the outer is often affected in this way, the inner side seldom is. My Strangest Case by Guy Boothby [1901]

Wilkie Collins Nothing less than a battering-ram could have burst that door in from the outer side; an hour’s work with the file would have failed to break a passage through the bars over the window. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

With my flesh creeping, I opened the door and passed into the doctor’s outer room. The Bronze Hand by Anna Katharine Green

The man was making for the country; for the outer suburbs at least. A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey [1936]

Abraham Merri Two cushioned couches were there and a curtained door leading into an open, outer enclosure in which a fountain played within a wide pool. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

F. Scott Fitzgerald The outer signs of the cut-and-dried Yale prom girl and all that — but different, very emphatically different. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

George Eliot Our rural tracts — where no Babel-chimney scales the heavens — are without mighty objects to fill the soul with the sense of an outer world unconquerably aloof from our efforts. Impressions of Theophrastus Such by George Eliot [1878]

M. P. Shiel There was an outer wall, but the foliage over it had been singed away, and the gate all charred. The Purple Cloud by M. P. Shiel [1901]

Arthur Conan Doyle By all my calculations it was above little Wiltshire that my air-jungle lay, and all my labour might be lost if I struck the outer layers at some farther point. Tales of Terror and Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle [1923]

At the very outer edge of the belt he stopped short. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

H. Rider Haggard In the first outer room she spoke to Bougwan in a whisper and, clasping her hands thus, she pleaded with him, but what she said I know not. Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard

M. P. Shiel The small band—multifariously armed, hellebardiers, brigandined archers, carabiniers, Caspar at their head—were then issuing from the outer bridge. Shapes in the Fire by M. P. Shiel [1896]

Neither outer nor inner door was locked, and in the laboratory he found me, alive, but on the verge of death by another means that he had feared. Unseen - Unfeared by Francis Stevens

John Lewis Burckhard Of these the upper chambers are boxes, opening towards the seats, and communicating behind with a passage which separates them from the outer wall. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

Arthur Machen I crossed a causeway which parts the outer harbour from the inner harbour, and settled down on a rocky beach hidden under a leafy hill. The Great Return by Arthur Machen

The eastern sky blazed up suddenly with violent dyes, and the outer rim of Branchspell lifted itself above the sea. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

Arthur Conan Doyle Sycophants and courtiers filtered everything from the outer world. An Impression of the Regency by Arthur Conan Doyle

Jules Verne It was the same that had held the attention of Mr. Elias Smith and myself, when we had looked up at it from the outer side of the Great Eyrie. Thus there was no further doubt. The Master of the World by Jules Verne [1904]

The outer works would still have to be passed, and they are human walls, stronger than stone and lime. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

At a given moment, between two flickers of lightning, he melted out of his frame into the outer air. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

William Dampier The outer rind is near two inches thick before you come to the shell; the shell itself is black, thick, and very hard. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

Willa Cather The outer walls of the houses were intact, except where sometimes an outjutting corner had crumbled. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather [1925]

There must be a preparatory ordeal, an outer chamber to be passed, before the victim is introduced to the sanctuary which is irradiated by the silver veil of the prophet. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

The outer door and little entrance hall had been wiped out, and she was inside it. Moth and Rust by Mary Cholmondeley [1912]

D. H. Lawrence Since she had really seen St. Mawr looming fiery and terrible in an outer darkness, she could not believe the world she lived in. St Mawr by D. H. Lawrence

Charlotte Perkins Gilman Through her sympathetic intelligence I became more and more comprehending of the spirit of the people of Herland, more and more appreciative of its marvelous inner growth as well as outer perfection. Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1915]

Anthony Trollope A man can hardly bear himself nobly unless his outer aspect be in some degree noble. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

Each centre is apparently higher than its circle; it spreads as if a rock had been thrown into it, and the outer rim throws off little eddies and whirls no larger than a thimble. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

Rudyard Kipling This proved — Frau Ebermann groaned again at the way the world falls to bits when one is sick — proved that Anna had forgotten to shut the outer door of the flat when she went to the chemist. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

Setting this one ajar, he threw up the window, and stood frowning at the opaque pall that seemed to have been let down behind it like an outer blind. Tiny Luttrell by E. W. Hornung [1893]

G. K. Chesterton This is a vast philosophic movement, consisting of an outer and an inner ring. The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton

H.P. Lovecraft There was a mind from the planet we know as Venus, which would live incalculable epochs to come, and one from an outer moon of Jupiter six million years in the past. The Shadow Out of Time by H.P. Lovecraft [1935]

John Galsworthy The piece would be ‘interesting’— she fell into the state of outer observation and inner calculation very usual with her nowadays. The White Monkey by John Galsworthy

It is, as someone has truly said, “our only link with the outer world. In Praise of a Suffolk Cottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1921]

Jules Verne It assumes a slightly elliptical form, and is surrounded by an enclosure of annular ramparts, which on the east and west overlook the outer plain from a height of 15,000 feet. Round the Moon by Jules Verne [1873]

Edgar Rice Burroughs It varied but little from the former one which had brought us from the outer to the inner world. At the Earth’s Core by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1914]

Lapham walked back through the outer office to his own room without looking at Corey, and during the day he spoke to him only of business matters. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

John Galsworthy Slam! Both outer door and incident were closed. The Silver Spoon by John Galsworthy

George Gissing Then Lucy rose as usual, and was on the point of going upstairs to dress for her walk, when the outer door opened, and a step which they knew was Golding’s followed in the passage. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Arthur Conan Doyle The outer study is the one with the Chinese crockery in it — big glass cupboard between the windows. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

Edgar Rice Burroughs There Perry told me all that had befallen him since I had departed for the outer crust. Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1923]

Ford Madox Ford The outer halls were the cheap music-halls that go in a ring round the suburbs of London. Slocombe never missed a second, writing in his copy-books. A Man Could Stand Up by Ford Madox Ford [1926]

Arthur Conan Doyle Shortly afterwards the outer door closed, her bonnet passed the bow window, and we knew that we were alone in the lower floor of the house. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

Guy de Maupassan I lighted a cigar and sauntered aimlessly along the outer boulevard. Tombstones by Guy de Maupassan

H. G. Wells The outer pages belong entirely to the old period, the only parts of the paper that had undergone alteration are the two middle leaves. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

Rudyard Kipling But he had chosen to lie in an outer court or pleasure-house of his Palace; and with him were some twenty of his favourite wives. Letters of Marque by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Edith Wharton Her life had been so carefully guarded, so inwardly conventional in a world where all the outer conventions were tottering, that no one had ever known she had a lover. Certain People by Edith Wharton [1930]

Her face turned towards the outer darkness, through which her dreamy eyes seemed to see some entrancing picture, wore a look of impatient expectancy. Almayer’s Folly by Joseph Conrad [1895]

As he had expected, he found the outer hall door propped wide open and the inner one unlocked. The Dark Mill Stream by Arthur Gask [1947]

Anthony Trollope Go down to the end of that wooden bridge, seat yourself on the rail, and there sit till all the outer world is lost to you. North America by Anthony Trollope

Jack London In solitary the day was an ooze, a slimy seepage of light from the bright outer world. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

Leyden was heard bidding his customers good-bye, and von Swartz came smilingly into the outer office. The Hatton Garden Crime by Arthur Gask [1945]

Wilkie Collins The outer stir and tumult of Parisian life ran its daily course around us, unnoticed and unheard. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

Walter Scott No one answered, for the outer keeper had prudently made his escape with the keys at the commencement of the riot, and was nowhere to be found. The Heart of Mid-Lothian by Walter Scott [1818]

The forebreath of the abyss was upon him, the shadow of “the outer dark. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]