Phrases with "parallel"

M. P. Shiel Two parallel bastioned curtains defended the front and sides of the donjon; before each of these a fosse and drawbridge; and before the outermost drawbridge an out-work barbican. Shapes in the Fire by M. P. Shiel [1896]

H. G. Wells At this dinner he resorted to parallel tactics. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

G. K. Chesterton I myself have always seen that the confusion arose through the parallel of stained glass. The Return of Don Quixote by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

H. G. Wells I am no specialist in mineralogy, and I went on down a very ruinous aisle running parallel to the first hall I had entered. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells [1896]

H.P. Lovecraft Their external resemblance to animal life, and to the sort of structure we understand as material, is a matter of parallel evolution rather than of close kinship. The Whisperer in Darkness by H.P. Lovecraft [1930]

George Borrow Towards the west, at the foot of the hill on which stands Madrid, is a canal running parallel with the Manzanares for some leagues, from which it is separated by pleasant and fertile meadows. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

Jules Verne The aeronef sped along to the north, and at the sixtieth parallel the storm showed signs of dying away. Robur the Conqueror by Jules Verne [1887]

The road for horses runs parallel to the river, but it extends a very little way, and even ends before the cultivation of the plantations ceases. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

Anthony Trollope Susan found that she had quite an aptitude for parallel lines, and altogether had a good time of it that evening. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

H. G. Wells If this Utopia is indeed to parallel our earth, man for man — and I see no other reasonable choice to that — there must be this sort of person and kindred sorts of persons in great abundance. A Modern Utopia by H. G. Wells [1905]

Jules Verne On the 37th parallel there was not even another country, and the Duncan had only to turn and go back. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

Across the top, parallel with the frame, he had drawn the burning city, a great bonfire of architectural styles, ranging from Egyptian to Cape Cod colonial. The Day of the Locust by Nathanael Wes

M. R. James They were confined to the left side of the chest — long, parallel slits about six inches in length, some of them not quite piercing the texture of the linen. Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James

Presently the bullock-cart wheels screamed nearer, taking a parallel course. Burmese Days by George Orwell

Sir Walter Scott Beyond these venerable ranks, and running parallel to them, were two high walls, of apparently the like antiquity, overgrown with ivy, honeysuckle, and other climbing plants. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

Edgar Allan Poe Some natural phenomenon is observed, and the poet taxes his ingenuity to find a parallel in the moral world. Criticism by Edgar Allan Poe

Arthur Conan Doyle You will find parallel cases, if you consult my index, in Andover in ’77, and there was something of the sort at The Hague last year. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Arthur Machen And the Cardiff papers were drawn and found blank; and the London Press was apparently ignorant of the fact that crimes that had no parallel were terrorizing a whole countryside. The Terror by Arthur Machen

G. K. Chesterton They constrained themselves, with considerable creative fatigue, to find the exact adjectives which might parallel in English prose what has been clone in Italian painting. A Miscellany of Men by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

But these heaped-up citations of parallel passages somewhat tend to hide from us the secret of Miltonic language. Milton by Mark Pattison [1879]

H. G. Wells Its religious “revivalism” was exactly parallel to its political fluctuations. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

And that saying of Pythagoras to one who asked who is a friend said “an ALTER EGO.” Homer’s parallel saying is (O. xviii. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

The left of our short line had fought at the corner of a cornfield, the fence along the right side of which was parallel to the direction of our retreat. The Crime at Pickett’s Mill by Ambrose Bierce

Lord Thralldom led the way down a long corridor parallel with the chapel walls, until they came to a large, closely-fitting door at the end. The Hidden Door by Arthur Gask [1934]

Mark Twain Their blank faces showed that they wondered where the parallel came in. What is Man? and other essays by Mark Twain

Edgar Rice Burroughs Next it veered again so that we had to turn and run with it parallel to the coast to keep from being swamped in the trough of the seas. Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1923]

Edith Wharton Don’t the two speeches come rather close together? You might expose yourself to some newspaper chaff if any one put you in parallel columns. Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton [1927]

He was so proud of his Cleopatra-like bride, his jewel beyond all parallel amid all gems, that he fancied he could not build a shrine rich enough for his treasure. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Jules Verne The floor, of rough joists of wood laid parallel with each other, had been carefully swept by Corporal Joliffe. No sofas, chairs, or other modern furniture, impeded the free circulation of the guests. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

H. G. Wells I was saved from a parallel fate by the perplexing variety of my early attributions. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

William Hope Hodgson Yet though we ran all that afternoon parallel with the weed to starboard, we came not to its end. The Boats of the “Glen Carrig” by William Hope Hodgson

Charles Stur On gaining the summit, we found that other ridges extended from it in parallel lines, the ridge on which we stood forming the head of the respective valleys. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

Theodore Dreiser But now see wherein the parallel changes. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Arthur Machen And there is this further parallel between the Little Beings of Africa and the Little People of Ireland. Both are on a curious borderland between the natural and the supernatural. Dreads and Drolls by Arthur Machen

An edition of Bacon, with marginal references and parallel passages, would show a more persistent recurrence of characteristic illustrations and sentences than perhaps any other writer. Bacon by R. W. Church [1884]

Andrew Lang The parallel to Fisher’s case is thus complete. The Valet’s Tragedy by Andrew Lang

H. G. Wells The probabilities are in favour of there having been a parallel — a roughly parallel evolution. Star-Begotten by H. G. Wells [1937]

Parallels. n parallel circles the same strength and equal power are perceived everywhere, when various magneticks are placed on one and the same parallel either on the earth or on a terrella. On the Magnet by William Gilber

The great stream before one, now divides into three parallel branches, separated by long narrow islands and islets, banks and shallows. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

Our parallel is that of Yorukan Abokuta, where the people are anti-oeci, both being about 6° distant from the Line — those north, these south. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

I had the presence of mind not to lose a moment, but moved silently away (blessing the deep Frisian sand) round the corner of the big parallel building. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

Good, then I’ll keep him in view,” and, separated only by a few yards of bracken and the width of the road, the two ran in parallel lines towards the rendezvous that Ephraim Smith had arranged. Gentlemen of Crime by Arthur Gask [1932]

Jules Verne If the planes are kept parallel with the boat, it moves horizontally. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

A double and parallel series of facts seems to throw much light on the sterility of species, when first crossed, and of their hybrid offspring. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

H. G. Wells The big conflict between us has a parallel in a little internal conflict that goes on; there’s something of man in every woman and a touch of the feminine in every man. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

Isabella Bird The adults receive the cup in order from the deacon, who passes it through a hole in a wall about six feet high, which runs parallel with the wall of the sanctuary, but at a little distance from it. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

The parallel must not be pressed too far; but that this sort of warfare will have its counterpart on the sea is a truth which cannot be questioned. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

Jules Verne Clifton had counted that once the 78th parallel cleared, his share in the bounty would amount to 375 pounds; he thought that enough, and his ambition did not go beyond. The English at the North Pole by Jules Verne

H.P. Lovecraft With the years, worse fortune came to the Street. Its trees were all gone now, and its rose-gardens were displaced by the backs of cheap, ugly new buildings on parallel streets. The Street by H.P. Lovecraft [1919]

To have cracked my solemn mask by a single smile would have been to break down irrepressibly, and never since I set foot in India had I felt a parallel desire to laugh and to weep. An impossible ideal by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1903]

H. G. Wells As I passed down the Thames I seemed in a new and parallel manner to be passing all England in review. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

It turned to its left, at a right angle, moving along the base of the hills, parallel to our line. What Occurred at Franklin by Ambrose Bierce [1906]

D. H. Lawrence Before us, between us and the sea rose another hill, almost like a wall with a flat top, running horizontal, perfectly flat, parallel with the sea-edge, a sort of narrow long plateau. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

Jack London The boat sheered out with a rush, and the hunter steadied it to a parallel course some twenty feet from the side of the Ghost. “Now, get that sail down and come alongside!” Wolf Larsen ordered. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

William Henry Bragg Investigations of the scattering of X radiation have led to results which are in most respects parallel to those first outlined. Studies in Radioactivity by William Henry Bragg [1912]

George Gissing Hilliard pursued her in a parallel line. Eve's Ransom by George Gissing [1894]

Farmers’ wagons, with the shafts turned in were ranged round three sides of it; on a big day they would form into parallel lanes and cut the square into sections as well. The Imperialist by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1904]

A singular reef of rocks runs parallel to the coast and forms the harbour of Pernambuco. The vessels are moored betwixt it and the town, safe from every storm. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

The parallel to be drawn between this sneak thief and himself was not pleasant to contemplate. The Heads of Cerberus by Francis Stevens

Olaf Stapledon The truth is that the theory of a parallel mental universe is too cumbersome a support for the Parallelism of human body and mind. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

William Black But here the parallel drops; for while the nobleman triumphs in unmerited applause, the author by profession steals off with—nothing. Goldsmith by William Black [1878]

H. G. Wells How long can they keep on parallel before anything happens?” A brisk young secretary went to inquire. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

John Lewis Burckhard In the evening we rode along a narrow path, parallel with the sea, for two hours and a half. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

Anthony Trollope I venture to attach to them in parallel columns my own translation, acknowledging in despair how impossible I have found it to catch anything of the rhythm of the author. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Andrew Lang In one essential point the poet describes a custom without parallel among the discovered relics of the Mycenaean age — namely, the disposal of the bodies of the dead. Homer and His Age by Andrew Lang

William Henry Bragg The ionisation chamber is the space between the plate QQ and the parallel sheet of gauze gg. Studies in Radioactivity by William Henry Bragg [1912]

Anna Katherine Green They had been following diverging lines instead of parallel ones; and it took some few minutes for them to adjust themselves to this new condition. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

Charles Dickens Indifferent to the rain, and moving with a quick determined step, she struck into a side-path parallel with the ride. Hard Times by Charles Dickens [1854]

Jules Verne I saw clearly the cultivated ranges, and the several mountain-chains that run parallel with the side, and the volcanoes that overtop Mouna-Rea, which rise 5,000 yards above the level of the sea. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

It would be needless to narrate those disastrous occurrences, for which a parallel might be found in any slighter visitation of our gigantic calamity. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Thomas Hardy In the seventeenth pensive year of this their parallel march towards the common bourne, a labourer came in a hurry one day to Nicholas’s house and brought strange tidings. A Changed Man by Thomas Hardy [1913]

Edgar Allan Poe The parallel which we imagine to have existed in the mind of Le Commerciel would only be sustained in the event of the two individuals traversing the whole city. The Mystery of Marie Roget by Edgar Allan Poe [1842]

Wilkie Collins Exeter Hall again! Nothing wanting to complete the parallel but the audience, the cheers, and the glass of water. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

G. K. Chesterton His two great theories of the universe may be expressed in two comparatively parallel phrases. Robert Browning by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Such a record is entirely without parallel in the history of the trade. Harvey Garrard's Crime by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1926]

H. G. Wells Many things that now seem incurably conflicting, communism and international finance for example, may so develop in the next half-century as to come to drive side by side, upon a parallel advance. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Henry Kingsley The dogs kept a parallel course in the gutter, and barked. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

I suspect her of a deliberate intention of achieving parallel results by parallel methods. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

Victor Hugo He said, — “We ought to be parallel with Canterbury. The distance from here to Gravesend cannot be very great. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Edward Jenner In this respect, as well as many others, a parallel may be drawn between this disease and the smallpox. On Vaccination Against Smallpox by Edward Jenner

Nathaniel Hawthorne The street continues buried beneath the snow, and the fate of Herculaneum and Pompeii has its parallel in this catastrophe. The Snow Image and other stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1851]

Therefore, you must also admit, that the parallel facts in the scheme of orthodoxy are also consistent with them, and all your arguments to the contrary fall to the ground. Hume by Thomas Henry Huxley [1879]

Anna Katherine Green Ere the second gate swung open and he found himself again in the street, he had built up more than one theory in explanation of this freak of parallel fences with the strip of gloom between. Dark Hollow by Anna Katherine Green

Jules Verne But the 37th parallel cuts only through the province of Victoria, quite an English country, with roads and railways, and well populated almost everywhere. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

Elizabeth Gaskell Her mother’s story of crazy Nancy had taken hold of her; but not as a ‘caution,’ rather as a parallel case to her own. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

Jules Verne One of the largest of the lakes beyond the 61st parallel is that called the Great Slave Lake; it is two hundred and fifty miles long by fifty across, and is situated exactly at 61° 25’ N. lat. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

A dense wood, said to be part of the primeval forest, crept upwards on a parallel line. Barbara Rebell by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1905]

Purely comic episodes are by no means wanting: and these, like the parallel passages in the dramatising of these very legends, were sure to lead to isolation of them, and to a secular continuation. The English Novel by George Saintsbury [1913]

Rudyard Kipling We’ll go along the cliffs, slow, an’ give Foxy lots of time to parallel us up above. Stalky & Co. by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Sinclair Lewis Even the ridges of the Hustler Lunch’s imitation steel ceiling, running in parallel lines, jeered down at him that he was a prosaic man whose path was a ruler. Our Mr. Wrenn by Sinclair Lewis

Edith Wharton The situation clearly had no parallel in her experience, and she felt herself pitifully unequal to it. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

Arthur Conan Doyle The first suggested that the train might have run off the metals and be lying submerged in the Lancashire and Staffordshire Canal, which runs parallel to the railway for some hundred of yards. Tales of Terror and Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle [1923]

Jules Verne Most fortunately the 37th parallel did not cross the immense deserts, inaccessible regions, which have cost many martyrs to science already. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

I drove over Chamford Hill. Down at the bottom the road turns off and runs parallel to the towpath. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

George Meredith Nothing came amiss to it, everything was fuel; fibs, evasions, the serene battalions of white lies parallel on the march with dainty rogue falsehoods. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Rudyard Kipling The blinds were down, and the light lay in parallel lines on the floors. Actions and Reactions by Rudyard Kipling [1909]

Arthur Machen As for the huge area stretching from the proscenium to a row of columns which separate it from the ante-chamber café, it is occupied by parallel lines of tables. Dreads and Drolls by Arthur Machen

The hunt was proceeding along the roofs parallel to the one we were lodged on. Greenmantle by John Buchan

Edgar Rice Burroughs At one side was tangled wood, while straight ahead a river wound peacefully along parallel to the cliffs in which the hills terminated at the valley’s edge. Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1923]

Arthur Conan Doyle What gun have you?” He crossed to an oaken cupboard, and as he threw it open I caught a glimpse of glistening rows of parallel barrels, like the pipes of an organ. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

William Henry Bragg Even in the case of monochromatic light, exponential absorption only takes place when the light consists of a parallel beam passing through a plane absorbing screen of increasing thickness. Studies in Radioactivity by William Henry Bragg [1912]

Thus the difference of parallel between it and El–Wijh (north lat. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

Olaf Stapledon Presently I came to a wide region covered by neat, parallel rows of fern-like plants, bearing masses of nuts on the lower surfaces of their leaves. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

D. H. Lawrence How beautiful they were, their pure, silvery pink gleaming so nobly, like a transfiguration, tall and perfect in that strange cradled river-bed parallel with the sea. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

He took a piece of chalk and drew three lines in the center of the pit, a long one in the middle and two shorter ones parallel to it and about three feet away. The Day of the Locust by Nathanael Wes

Virginia Woolf She felt that the two lines of thought bored their way in long, parallel tunnels which came very close indeed, but never ran into each other. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The too-nimble brain of the diplomat has its parallel of insincerity in the people whose interests he seems to guard. The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1920]

Wilkie Collins No parallel to it occurs to me in my official experience of shameless women. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Rudyard Kipling We fought him on a parallel course as he ran for more than an hour. Destroyers at Jutland by Rudyard Kipling [1916]

Andrew Lang Similar phenomena, presenting themselves to be explained by human minds in a similar stage of fancy and of ignorance, will account for the parallel myths. Custom and Myth by Andrew Lang

There is hardly a parallel case in literature of the great powers of a whole life being so concentrated on one supreme and magnificent effort. Gibbon by James Cotter Morison [1878]

He wondered whether it would be better to do the two suspects in parallel columns or successively. The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

Wilkie Collins But there the parallel stopped. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch For a while they could hear the tramp of the other brigade moving parallel with them on the other side of the knoll, then fainter and fainter as it wheeled aside and down the gorge to the right. Three Men of Badajos by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

Thomas Paine The latter runs parallel with the former, and time and fate will give it a perfect illustration. The American Crisis by Thomas Paine

Andrew Lang It is our intention to use this parallel in the discussion of the Homeric house. Homer and His Age by Andrew Lang

Henry James But it contributed hugely at present to carry on the two parallel lines of her experience in the cage and her experience out of it. In the Cage by Henry James [1898]

Jack London His great chest was low to the ground, his head forward and down, while his feet were flying like mad, the claws scarring the hard-packed snow in parallel grooves. The Call of the Wild by Jack London [1903]

Jules Verne Presently she thought she saw a huge mass driven along by the hurricane parallel with the coast. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

H. G. Wells So far as method and invention went, what was called “Gas Warfare” ran very parallel to bacterial warfare. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Bram Stoker In the full tally of the two centuries during which the witch mania existed in England, it is impossible to parallel the baseness of the one man who distinguished himself in this loathsome occupation. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

Arnold Bennett They were, for example, established almost precisely on the fifty-third parallel of latitude. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

H. G. Wells To-day it is exactly that problem over again that our peoples have to solve, except that instead of one individual affair we have now our general affairs to place under a parallel system. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

Wilkie Collins The first fragment of their earthly possessions is a low natural dike of shingle, surmounted by a public path which runs parallel with the sea. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Baldwin Spencer Leaving Arapera they reached Ilchinga and, being tired, camped for a few hours, the old men painting the newly-made Urliara with long parallel lines from the feet to the head. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

H. G. Wells I myself was destined to go through roughly parallel phases of uneasiness and to fall even more definitely under the advancing intimations of the different life of the coming world-state. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

H. G. Wells Your talk of fiercer, barbaric worlds breaking in upon us has had its grotesque parallel in reality today. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

Samuel Johnson The parallel of the princes and gods in his verses to Kneller is often happy, but is too well known to be quoted. Lives of the Poets by Samuel Johnson

Meantime, we get a sudden light on some of the solid points of character, apart from genius, in this note from the college president, and the student’s parallel epistles. A Study of Hawthorne by G. P. Lathrop [1876]

Leon Trotsky In the part of the courtyard which adjoined the orphanage was the complicated apparatus for gymnastics: rings, poles, ladders both vertical and inclined trapezes, parallel bars, etcetera. My Life by Leon Trotsky

H. G. Wells Then on the right the masquerader reappeared, advanced sublimely and struck an attitude exactly parallel with Lord Horatio’s. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

Charles Stur To the south there were different points, apparently the terminations of parallel ranges, and westward an unbroken line of hills. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

From its direction the passage evidently ran parallel with the churchyard wall and, from its length, he was inclined to think that its end, at least, must be somewhere under the church. The Grave-digger of Monks Arden by Arthur Gask [1938]

E. F. Benson The hamlet of Trevor Major lies very lonely and sequestered in a hollow below the north side of the south downs that stretch westward from Lewes, and run parallel with the coast. The House with the Brick-Kiln by E. F. Benson

M. R. James It is a sandy road, parallel with the railway, and if you follow it, it climbs to somewhat higher ground. A Warning to the Curious and other ghost stories by M. R. James

For the first time Barbara drew the parallel those about her had so often drawn. Barbara Rebell by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1905]

T. E. Lawrence They drew together until only two miles divided them: and then, towering gradually till their parallel parapets must have been a thousand feet above us, ran forward in an avenue for miles. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

What strikes me is a parallel in the predisposing causes of each attack. The Room in the Dragon Volant by J. Sheridan LeFanu

G. K. Chesterton Nothing looks more neat and regular than a newspaper, with its parallel columns, its mechanical printing, its detailed facts and figures, its responsible, polysyllabic leading articles. A Miscellany of Men by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

Rudyard Kipling There is only one weapon in the world that cuts: in parallel lines, and it is neither the cane nor the cat. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Resuming our way parallel with, but distant from the river, we passed a bran-new military storehouse, bright with whitewash. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

Ralph Waldo Emerson The mind that is parallel with the laws of nature will be in the current of events, and strong with their strength. The Conduct of Life by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1860]

On the next parallel road, the one that ran through the village, I could see others. Greenmantle by John Buchan

But we shall look in vain in the history of the East for a parallel to the absolute control exercised by the Incas over their subjects. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Jules Verne The first was the Kuen Lung, the other the Karakorum, bordering the longitudinal valley parallel to the Himalayas, from which the Indus flows to the west and the Brahmapootra to the east. Robur the Conqueror by Jules Verne [1887]

Sigmund Freud I will try to find a parallel in social life to this occurrence in the inner psychic life. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

T. H. Huxley This is an accumulation of limestone rock, built up by corals, to which we have no parallel anywhere else. Essays by T. H. Huxley

H. G. Wells And by the time this revolution was accomplished, a parallel revolution had transformed the ever-growing cities. A Story of the Days To Come by H. G. Wells [1897]

The hostelry of “Le Grand Monarque” was situated in a little street parallel to the port without looking out upon the port itself. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

The operation of the ointment would have, he supposed, some sort of parallel to his own experience. War in Heaven by Charles Williams [1930]

John Lewis Burckhard On either side of the gateway are niches; and a wall, built of middling sized square stones, which runs for some distance, parallel with the street. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

Jules Verne I too quite think with you that we must follow the thirty-seventh parallel round the globe if necessary, however slight our chance of finding him. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

Wilkie Collins The parallel between her mother’s position and her own position was now complete. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

John Lewis Burckhard This district lies parallel to El Kefarat, and extends from Belad Erbad to the Ghor. It is watered by Wady el Arab. Its principal village is Fowar (ﺭﻮﻓ). Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

H. G. Wells The Sea Lady (published in 1902 and planned two years earlier) is a parallel story of the same two main strands of motive, but it is told under quite a different scheme of values. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

M. P. Shiel On the 10th April we passed the 89th parallel of latitude, and though sick to death, both in spirit and body, pressed still on. The Purple Cloud by M. P. Shiel [1901]

Edgar Allan Poe One side of the place thus marked out runs parallel with the water’s edge, and is left open for ingress or egress. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe

Our travellers returned by a parallel line, southerly and more direct. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

Baldwin Spencer Between the two, and running parallel to the length of the spear, were strung tightly, and very close together, lines of human hair-string. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

For there on that spot an event had just occurred, which, take it altogether, was perhaps without a parallel in the history of mankind, and may remain so to the end of time. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

H. G. Wells And there we very luckily caught a glimpse of half a dozen round black heads coming slanting-ways over the hill to the left of us — the east that is — and almost parallel with us. The Flying Man by H. G. Wells [1893]

Moreover, the ruins are placed to the north, when they lie nearly on the same parallel of latitude as El–Wijh. Ahmed Kaptán fixed them, by solar observations, in north lat. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

The floor beneath was marked with what looked like chalk in two broad parallel lines running from about two-thirds of the depth of the room to the two posts of the communicating door. War in Heaven by Charles Williams [1930]

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch He saw other men drop; he saw Teddy Butson parallel with him on the far ladder, and mounting with him step for step — now earlier, now later, but level with him most of the time. Three Men of Badajos by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

Baldwin Spencer In the lower half these run roughly parallel to, but distinct from, one another. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Gertrude Stein This was not that memento, this was not that parallel syncope, this was the half curve of the splinter, this was not every mounting, this was the perfect parliament, this was no dope. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

We were returning parallel to our course in going to Segovia, but several leagues to the westward, and this made a wonderful difference in the climate. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

It is wonderful how close a parallel to classical training could be made out of that palaeontology to which I refer. Science and Education by Thomas Henry Huxley

When the two forces work in unison the result is sometimes of extraordinary value — a product of a kind which it would be difficult to parallel in any other author. Books and Characters by Lytton Strachey

H. G. Wells Necessarily it is a lopsided account, almost Marburgesque in the way in which the parallel work and thought of other people fall into the background. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Rafael Sabatini Besides, there was no parallel between his friendly neutrality and Tomatis’s avowed hostility towards her. Casanova’s Alibi by Rafael Sabatini

Walter Scott The editor has, therefore, been induced to illustrate them, at considerable length, by parallel passages from Froissard, and other historians of the period to which the events refer. The Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border by Walter Scott [1802-1803]

This plain—the plain of ancient Thinis—runs parallel with the Nile, like the plain of Thebes, and is bounded to the westward by a range of flat-topped mountains. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

H. G. Wells Durer was his parallel and Roger Bacon — whom the Franciscans silenced — of his kindred. The World Set Free by H. G. Wells [1914]

Away, indeed — they are making directly to our left, parallel to the now steadily blazing and smoking wall. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

Fifty feet or so above it the falcon kept a parallel flight. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

Baldwin Spencer On the side shown in the illustration there are six bands; two white ones running parallel to one another in the centre and, on each side of these, a white and a yellow, that cross one another. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Jules Verne Let us take up each point in succession through which the 37th parallel passes, and see if we come across any other country which would agree with the precise indications of the document. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

Robert Louis Stevenson And yet this would scarcely parallel the intensity of Will’s feeling for the plain. Will O’ the Mill by Robert Louis Stevenson

H. G. Wells Quite parallel with that double basis for a world plan, I wanted to say, there is a third great system of possible co-operation in the Spanish-speaking community. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Thomas Hardy She did not quite suppose what was the fact, that a parallel thought was simultaneously passing through his mind. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

George Meredith I started, therefore, for Viadana, where I purposed passing the Po, the left bank of which the road was now following parallel with the stream. Correspondence from the seat of War in Italy by George Meredith [1866]

At a distance of a mile or so a railway ran parallel to the road, and he could see the smoke of a goods train waiting at a tiny station islanded in acres of bog. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

Let us see!” He then applied the tip of his finger to the nail parallel to the one he had drawn. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Bram Stoker Adam was in a state of intellectual tumult, which had no parallel in his experience. The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker [1911]

Virginia Woolf They had not strolled more than a few hundred yards along the track which ran parallel with the river before Helen professed to find it was unbearably hot. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

Ian Maclaren The parallel between dipsomania and bibliomania is very close and suggestive, and I have often thought that more should be made of it. Books and Bookmen by Ian Maclaren

Arthur Conan Doyle The same cruelty, the same superstition, the same astrologers, the same low-born associates, the same residence outside the influence of the great cities — a parallel could hardly be more complete. Through the Magic Door by Arthur Conan Doyle [1907]

Arthur Conan Doyle When a Lucas signalling lamp was turned downwards it shot out a long golden lane of parallel beams extending down, down, down until it was quenched in the gloom of the terrible chasm beneath us. The Maracot Deep by Arthur Conan Doyle [1929]

H. G. Wells In those days both sides of descriptive biology, botany and zoology, were in a parallel phase; they were passing on from mere classification to morphology and phylogeny. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Rudyard Kipling I shall merely quote him solid, and rip him up, proof for proof, and date for date, in parallel columns. Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

Brayle was beyond recall, galloping easily along, parallel to the enemy and less than two hundred yards distant. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

H. G. Wells There is a queer little twist in my private vanity, a streak of snobbish imitativeness, which disposes me at times to parallel my lot with Roger Bacon’s. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

The climax with which the story closes has perhaps no parallel in fiction. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

The first feature noticed was a pair of parallel walls, or rather their foundations, thirty-five feet apart, and nearly a kilometre in length: it looked like a vast hangar. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

Thomas Wolfe On the ends were inscriptions for old Lafayette and his wife, with their names and dates; and, grouped about them, in parallel rows set on the gentle slope, were the graves of Lafayette’s children. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

On either hand steep, thickly wooded bluffs ran parallel to the reach of a gorgeously flowering and fruitful ravine. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

Elizabeth Gaskell Day by day, when I, saw with what a front she met suffering, I looked on her with an anguish of wonder and love: I have seen nothing like it; but, indeed, I have never seen her parallel in anything. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

John Morley If we are to draw any parallel at all, it must be between the Greek and Racine. The differences between Euripides and his predecessors are not those between Voltaire and his predecessors. Voltaire by John Morley

H. G. Wells To tell fully of its coming would be to write a great history, but everywhere there was a parallel chain of happenings. The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth by H. G. Wells [1904]