Phrases with "parallel"

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]

Arthur Conan Doyle There is a caravan route, I remember, which runs parallel to the river, about seventy miles inland. The Tragedy of the Korosko by Arthur Conan Doyle [1898]

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]

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]

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]

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

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]

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 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]

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]

H. G. Wells We want an organiser of Common-sense and Common Humanity in the Air. Just as we want someone to create a parallel organisation in the shipping and in the war material industries. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

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]

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]

The upturned beam of a car, somewhere in the street parallel to Willowbed Road, penetrated the blind and threw into silhouette a leaf of the aspidistra, shaped like Agamemnon’s sword. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

We must however, bear in mind his own admission in a parallel case. Byron by John Nichol [1880]

Charles Dickens Almost all men are afraid that what they could relate in such wise would find no parallel or response in a listener’s internal life, and might be suspected or laughed at. The Trial for Murder by Charles Dickens

Rudyard Kipling Now, taking those pigs as a parallel ——’ ‘Oh, confound your parallels! Whenever I try to improve your soul, you always drag in some anecdote from your very shady past. The Light That Failed by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

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

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

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

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]

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

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]

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

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]

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

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]

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]

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]

It was a tumultuous evening, and one would have to go back to the great opening nights of Victor Hugo in order to find a parallel case of hostile demonstrations. Honore de Balzac by Albert Keim and Louis Lumet [1914]

H. G. Wells For all I know, Western Europe may be still drifting even now towards a parallel crash. Russia in the Shadows by H. G. Wells

Elizabeth Gaskell The front of the castle was old, and ran parallel to the road far below. The Grey Woman by Elizabeth Gaskell [1861]

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

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

Arthur Machen In every note he found a rampant madness, the equivalents in thought of mathematical absurdity, of two-sided triangles, of parallel straight lines which met. Holy Terrors by Arthur Machen

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]

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

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

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]

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

Benjamin Disraeli My brother, Granville St. Aldegonde, says we are all too much alike, and that Bertha St. Aldegonde would be parallel if she had no sisters. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

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

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

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]

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

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

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]

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]

Sigmund Freud And the dream-processes provide a parallel for all the other possibilities of the economic relationship here used as an illustration. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

G. K. Chesterton I do not in the least mind being described on every wall in the world as the coward who would not fight a man in Fleet Street, about whether the Virgin Mary had a parallel in Mesopotamian mythology. The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

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]

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

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]

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

Baldwin Spencer It may also be noticed that Erkincha is prevalent amongst young and not amongst old people, and that this is parallel with the tabu not applying strictly to old men and women. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Arthur Conan Doyle They had never kept to the main road if a parallel side street would serve their turn. The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

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

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]

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]

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]

Bram Stoker Moreover the young manhood of the two ran on parallel lines. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

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

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]

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]

John Lewis Burckhard At six hours was a chain of low hills to the S. of the road, and running parallel with it. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

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

Gustave Flauber But they retraced their steps between two long galleries which ran parallel to each other. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

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

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]

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]

There were two marks upon the walls, three or four feet long, in parallel lines with spots between them. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

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]

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

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]

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

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

Andrew Lang The parallel is fairly close, but there are points of difference. Homer and His Age by Andrew Lang

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 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]

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]

D.H. Lawrence We walked under the pergola of bony vine-stocks, secure in the sunshine within the walls, only the long mountain, parallel with us, looking in. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

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

As for the place where Gordon lived, in Brewer’s Yard, parallel to Lambeth Cut on the south side, it was a filthy kip. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

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

Then was formed that remarkable league, which, indeed, has no parallel in history. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

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 That idea of parallel independent cooperation proved of the utmost practicability. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

But it’s a case without a parallel — it is, upon my honour. The Haunted Baronet by J. Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

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

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

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

Isabella Bird The boys have a large playground, with a great tank for bathing, and some of the equipments of a gymnasium, a vaulting pole, parallel bars, etc. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Jules Verne It was a succession of luminous furrows, very different from the radiation of Copernicus not long before; they ran parallel with each other. Round the Moon by Jules Verne [1873]

T. E. Lawrence Next morning, in a cheerful sunshine, we marched up parallel with the line to salute the first train from Maan, and then struck inland over the strange Jefer plain. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

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]

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]

John Lewis Burckhard Near Djebail begins a chain of mountains of sandstone, running southwards, parallel with the river. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

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

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]

But the poems selected by Professor von Schroeder for discussion offer us a further, and more curious, parallel with the Grail romances. From Ritual to Romance by Jessie L. Weston [1920]

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

William Henry Bragg He found very nearly the same effect as when the walls were parallel planes as usual. Studies in Radioactivity by William Henry Bragg [1912]

H. G. Wells We can find a small-scale parallel to the probable development of a new world order in the history of flying. The New World Order by H. G. Wells

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]

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]

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

From the exoteric point of view there are not, and there cannot be, two Kings suffering from parallel disability; the ritual knows one Principle of Life, and one alone. From Ritual to Romance by Jessie L. Weston [1920]

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]

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

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]

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]

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

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

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

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

Charles Stur It extends from the 132nd to the 141st degree of longitude east from Greenwich, and runs up northwards into the interior to the 26th parallel of latitude. An account of the sea coast and interior of South Australia by Charles Stur

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]

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]

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

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]

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 But just as the life and size of the planet they were on ran closely parallel to the earth’s, so he beheld above him a starry vault of familiar forms. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

H. G. Wells The primary reality of the age was a world-wide conflict of pressures, parallel all over the world, for which the new order had still to find its definite formulae. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

John Lewis Burckhard The chain of granite mountains continued to our right, parallel with the road, which was overspread with silex, and farther on we met with a kind of basaltic tufa, forming low hills covered with sand. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

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

Abraham Merri The bireme had changed course, swept down parallel with it to shear off its starboard bank of oars. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

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

Thomas Carlyle For rigor, earnestness and depth, he is not to be paralleled in the modern world; to seek his parallel we must go into the Hebrew Bible, and live with the antique Prophets there. On Heroes and Hero Worship and the Heroic in History by Thomas Carlyle

D. H. Lawrence Paul went with the boys into the orchard, where they had rigged up a parallel bar. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

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]

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

There is a parallel passage in the Epitome Naturalis Scientiæ of Daniel Sennert (Oxoniæ, 1664), in the chapter De Motu. 161 Page 71, line 4. On the Magnet by William Gilber

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

Of these subsidiary characters, two, Vautrin and Rastignac, furnish a second interest in the story parallel to that of Goriot and his daughters, and constituting a foil. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

H. G. Wells To every one, I think, came some parallel to the mental states I have already sought to describe — a wonder, an impression of joyful novelty. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

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]

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

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]

But there is no parallel between your case and mine. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

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

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]

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]

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]

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

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

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]

Andrew Lang He complained that, if he said that the sun went down, a parallel was at once cited from Homer, or anybody else, and he used a very powerful phrase to condemn critics who detected such repetitions. Alfred Tennyson by Andrew Lang

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

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]

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

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]

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]

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

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]

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]

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

Long Ned sat in gloomy silence; and even the hard heart of the severe Mr. Nabbem was softened by the affecting parallel to which he had listened. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

H.P. Lovecraft Once we thought there was a hint of parallel tracks as if of runners. At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft [1931]

Anthony Trollope He becomes wonderfully skillful in surmising the line which a fox may probably take, and in keeping himself upon roads parallel to the ruck of the horsemen. Hunting Sketches by Anthony Trollope

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

Thomas Hardy They walked in parallel lines, one on each bank of the stream, towards the small plank bridge. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

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

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

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]

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]

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

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]

Elizabeth Gaskell Every article of furniture was free from speck of dirt or particle of dust; and everything was placed either in a parallel line, or at exact right-angles with every other. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

H. G. Wells We’d have shot to warn you before, but they were coming along in parallel lines and they would have cut us off. The Brothers by H. G. Wells [1938]

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]

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

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 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

Sigmund Freud P's path through life and my own ran parallel for a time; now he has outstripped me both socially and financially, but his marriage has remained childless. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

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]

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

T. E. Lawrence On the right were low hills, on the left great heights called the Jidhwa, in parallel ridges of steep broken granite, very red now that the sun was setting amid massed cloud-banks of boding rain. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

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]

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]

Such a parallel as that cited above has no value for those familiar with the literature but may easily mislead the general reader. From Ritual to Romance by Jessie L. Weston [1920]

They then emerged from the tunnel and faced a world the parallel of which he had never set eyes upon before. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

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

These ornaments placed parallel to the shaft, manifestly correspond in position with the ball-and-socket ocelli. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

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

If the actions of these heroes, however, can find no parallel in modern times, their friendship can. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

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]

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

Charles Stur Long parallel lines of sandy ridges ran up northwards, further than we could see, and rose in the same manner on either side. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

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

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

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]

Baldwin Spencer Then strands of hair string were tied on so that they ran from cross bar to cross bar parallel to the central spear, and at each end the strands passed off, slantwise, to the latter. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

H. G. Wells We have to go about finding other people parallel with or identifiable with ourselves. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

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

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]

Charles Kingsley At the end of the lane is a cross road parallel to the river. Two Years Ago by Charles Kingsley

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]

Wilkie Collins It was a handsome piece of furniture in ancient carved oak, and it stood against the wall which ran parallel with the hall of the house. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

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