Phrases with "part"

They no doubt make me seem preoccupied and absent-minded; but it is a wife’s part to understand, and make allowances, and not intrude trifles which may throw everything out of gear. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

Thomas Hardy Their meeting and marriage had been so sudden, unpremeditated, adventurous, that she could hardly believe that she had played her part in such a reckless drama. A Changed Man by Thomas Hardy [1913]

It is sweet to me in my misery to know that you bear my name—that there is a link between us that can never be broken, even though Fate should be cruel enough to part us for life. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

John Galsworthy It was left for Irene herself to beg him to eat more, to rest in the hot part of the day, to take a tonic, and so forth. Indian Summer of a Forsyte by John Galsworthy

George Gissing The long wooden platform, which used to be almost bare, was now in part sheltered by a structure of iron and glass. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

E. F. Benson What part do you think she suggested, Georgie? You’ll never guess. Mapp and Lucia by E. F. Benson [1931]

H. G. Wells I am just a part of this beginning—mixed with other things. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

For my part I know so little of prisons that I haven’t the faintest notion how one leaves them. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

In this covered way thousands are perpetually passing and repassing; and if you destroy part of it, they turn to and immediately repair it. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

Alfred Ainger There had been two persons in the world for whom he would have wished to live—Coleridge and his sister Mary. The latter was now for the greater part of each year worse than dead to him. Charles Lamb by Alfred Ainger [1882]

Anthony Trollope Though he acted his part pretty well, his mind was very far removed from Mr. Embryo’s efforts. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

Abraham Merri For all that day and part of another we searched for an opening out of the Pit. Everywhere was the incredible calcification. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

Henry James Had he brought her there on purpose, and was it part of a plan? What was the plan? Catherine asked herself. Washington Square by Henry James [1880]

A leather pocketbook, a purse, in which was evidently a part of the sum which the bandit had received, with a dice box and dice, completed the possessions of the dead man. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Virginia Woolf It is not a word indeed until it is part of a sentence. The Death of the Moth and other essays by Virginia Woolf [1942]

Ann Radcliffe The effect which the latter part of this sentence had upon the prisoners in the vault, may be more easily imagined than described. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

Thomas Hardy It was called the d’Urberville Window, and in the upper part could be discerned heraldic emblems like those on Durbeyfield’s old seal and spoon. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Walter Scott They who would rather look at a kite on the wing than a pheasant on the board, are of kin to the fool, and he should succeed to the stools, as a part of their movable estate. Quentin Durward by Walter Scott [1823]

His arrival created a stir in the public part of the court. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

They took Aunt Lavinia in their stride, because she was the owner of the “big house” and not part of their actual lives at all. To Love and Be Wise by Josephine Tey [1950]

In his whimsical way he regarded it as part and parcel of himself. Tom Ossington’s Ghost by Richard Marsh [1898]

Henry James I’m capricious too — faites la part de ça. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

As for the nationalistic loves and hatreds that I have spoken of, they are part of the make-up of most of us, whether we like it or not. Notes on Nationalism by George Orwell [1945]

He has all sorts of vague ideas about it, but though it is part of his religion to believe beyond question that there is such a place, it is all wrapped in shadow of more or less impenetrable depth. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

Guy de Maupassan She attached herself to him, became his shadow, and by degrees, part of his life. Under the Yoke (Wanda Pulska) by Guy de Maupassan

H. G. Wells The erudite for the most part are rapt in an impervious and apoplectic complacency, from which only a denial of their erudition can rouse them. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

Henry James She had been buried in a London suburb, a part then of Nature’s breast, but which he had seen lose one after another every feature of freshness. The Altar of the Dead by Henry James [1895]

Tolstoy’s pamphlets are the least-known part of his work, and his attack on Shakespeare * is not even an easy document to get hold of, at any rate in an English translation. Collected Essays by George Orwell

G. K. Chesterton But the great part of Browning’s actual sentiments, and almost all the finest and most literary of them, are perfectly plain and popular and eternal sentiments. Robert Browning by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

Arthur Machen And he was at last in the city of the unending murmuring streets, a part of the stirring shadow, of the amber-lighted gloom. The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen [1907]

Andrew Lang Thus part of the margin is lost, an offence to the eye of the bibliomaniac, while copies untouched by the binder’s shears are rare, and therefore prized. The Library by Andrew Lang

T. E. Lawrence My part mostly concerned the bodyguard which I formed for private protection, as rumour gradually magnified my importance. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Nathaniel Hawthorne The breath of heaven felt sweet to them, and removed a part of the weight from their young hearts, which were saddened by the sight of so much wretchedness. Fanshawe by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1826]

Rudyard Kipling MRS. G. And that interests you? CAPT. G. It’s part of my profession, y’know, and my profession is a good deal to me. Soldiers Three by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Andrew Lang The theme of Fair Rosamund had appealed to the poet in youth, and he had written part of a lyric which he judiciously left unpublished. Alfred Tennyson by Andrew Lang

Charles Dickens In the money part of the putting down of the people’s liberties, the King was equally gentle, as some will tell you: as I think, equally alarming. A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens [1852]

H. Rider Haggard When Philip came, the clergyman ceased praying, and drew back into the further part of the room, as did Pigott and the nurse, the former taking the baby with her. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

The Books of Genesis, part of Exodus, Proverbs, and Acts, by the same, printed at the same place and in the same year. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

H. G. Wells A more serious man than myself would be horribly miserable at his inability to play his part of man in all these troubles. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Everything — she was running, for she could not stop — had been a part of the trap; even the shelter she had sometimes found had been meant only to catch her more surely in the end. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

This part of the prisoner’s narrative not merely agreed with the doctor’s statements, but also confirmed his own researches. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

Anthony Trollope Lucy, who could not keep her ears from listening or her eyes from looking, thought that had she been there she would have endeavoured to take a more prominent part in the conversation. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

Lord Siegfried hath done us no such wrong, but that we may still part the strife in courteous wise. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

It had been raining in the earlier part of the day, and the drops fell from the branches, wetting their hair and their shoulders. The Secret Rose by William Butler Yeats [1897]

D. H. Lawrence And this new man turned with interest to public life, to see what part he could take in it. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

But you know that De Bragelonne belongs to that proud race who play the part of Roman heroes. Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

One part of mankind are fond of their vices with some constancy and adhere to their purpose: a considerable part fluctuates; one while embracing the right, another while liable to depravity. The Works of Horace by translated literally into English prose by Christopher Smar

George Gissing She was alone, standing at the back of the room; her hands hanging linked before her, the lower part of the arms white against the folds of a russet-coloured tunic. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

Leo Tolstoy For what reason, then, should you now demand the third part of everything? It would be unjust to Ivan and his sister. Ivan the Fool by Leo Tolstoy

D. H. Lawrence The silver and the china were really valuable, part of the bride’s trousseau. The Virgin and the Gypsy by D. H. Lawrence

George Gissing She looked about her with a hasty fear, then resumed her walk to the upper part of the Heath. Beaching the smooth sward, she made straight across it for Dagworthy’s house. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

Laughter was all very well, of course; but I was serious and felt that I ought not to part with Layelah without some better understanding, and so I once more made an effort. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

Wilkie Collins After what we had heard in the shrubbery I could look into my mother’s heart (without assistance), and feel sure that the nobler part of her nature would justify my confidence in it. The Devil’s Spectacles by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Walter Scott It seemed to him that, in the sullen roar of the water, he heard the last groans of his sister — the foam-flakes caught his eye, as if they were a part of her garments. Saint Ronan’s Well by Walter Scott [1824]

Jack London He had got for himself a hoof and part of the shin-bone, to which quite a bit of meat was attached. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

Marcel Prous Cette illusion peut étonner de la part de quelqu’un d’aussi fin, d’aussi inquiet. Sodome et Gomorrhe by Marcel Prous

Anthony Trollope He had an Irish horse of which he was proud, an old hunter that had carried him for the last seven years, and of which he had often declared that under no consideration would he part with it. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Olaf Stapledon Henceforth, though the star plays a less dashing part in the dance-rhythms of the galaxy, it is perhaps more clearly and penetratingly conscious. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Virginia Woolf There was a heat wave, making it part of the game she was playing with Mrs. Filmer’s grandchild, both of them laughing, chattering at the same time, at their game. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf [1925]

George Gissing Will you let me come a part of the way with you?” “I shall be very glad. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

Algernon Blackwood You were all part of the same life long, long ago, and now they want you back again among them. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

Edward Bellamy But this is aside from the purpose, for, though this plan would, I fancy, be practicable enough, it is no part of our system. Looking Backward From 2000 to 1887 by Edward Bellamy

Virginia Woolf She had taken no part in the talk; no one had spoken to her; but she had listened to every word that was said. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

Sir Walter Scott They set out accordingly, and performed the second part of their journey with more deliberation, and of course more easily, than the first hasty commencement. Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott [1821]

I knew that they were closed, that I was dreaming, and that the rack full of colored bottles which I seemed to see so clearly was no more than a part of the dream. Unseen - Unfeared by Francis Stevens

Theodore Dreiser Alas, alas! it touched him now, but only as a part of a very shifty and cruel world. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Wilkie Collins In the outward part of the wood, beyond which I had not advanced, the pure and welcome light penetrated easily through the scattered trees. The Guilty River by Wilkie Collins [1886]

James Anthony Froude This part of my work,’ he says, ‘I fulfilled with a great sense, for the terrors of the law and guilt for my transgressions lay heavy on my conscience. Bunyan by James Anthony Froude [1880]

Sigmund Freud The sensory excitation performs what is in fact its function; namely, it directs a part of the cathectic energy available in the Pcs to the exciting cause in the form of attention. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

She just looked sweet and dainty, as if she were part of the beautiful and fragrant roses she was carrying in her basket. The Night of the Storm by Arthur Gask [1937]

Henry James There was no great merit in it; there would have been none at least on my part in the same circumstances. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

Lucy Maud Montgomery What a jolly rumble it makes! I always like the rumble part of it. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

Thomas Hardy The girls who related the story added that he sighed three times before he swore, but this part of the narrative was not corroborated. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

The part suited him exactly, for Bannister was accustomed to generous establishments—ubi multa supersunt—and he loved mystery. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

Helen Zimmern Whenever the danger is passed, as the man in the sonnet says, “We may look back on the hardest part and laugh. Maria Edgeworth by Helen Zimmern

Charles Dickens Now she felt and thought with acute and feverish vividness, owing no doubt in part to the sleepless night she had passed. The Haunted House by Charles Dickens [1859]

George Gissing On Paula’s marriage day, he said, in the course of conversation with Annabel: ‘Your aunt desires very much to have you with her for a part of the season. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Robert Louis Stevenson As we go on to see the part played by each of these persons in the sordid melodrama of the poet’s life, we shall come to regard it as even more notable. Familiar Studies of Men and Books by Robert Louis Stevenson

Rafael Sabatini Yet not until he had consumed the best part of a pint of it did Lionel feel himself heartened to broaching his loathsome business. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

Willa Cather You are a part of my destiny, and I could not leave you if I would. The Troll Garden by Willa Cather [1905]

After this the corpse was wrapped up in a new rug, or cloak, made of opossum skins, the fur being inside and the part that was exposed fancifully daubed with rude designs in coloured earths. Ralph Rashleigh by James Tucker

William Hope Hodgson In the middle part it had less breadth than at the ends, being perhaps three hundred yards at its narrowest, and a hundred yards wider at its broadest. The Boats of the “Glen Carrig” by William Hope Hodgson

Lucy Maud Montgomery There is no way you do your hair suits you so well, Anne, and Mrs. Allan says you look like a Madonna when you part it so. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

H. G. Wells We work, part of the brain, part of the will, of Utopia.” “May I ask at what?” “I explore the interior of our planet. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

The more important part of her story she had not dared even begin on. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

Walter Besant She spoke her part so naturally, telling the story of her hasty marriage and the loss of her groom so movingly, that we were all in tears from the beginning. Dorothy Forster by Walter Besant [1884]

I’m sure the owners would wish it, and for my part I shall be proud to have you among us. The Lust of Hate by Guy Boothby [1898]

Alfred Ainger This habit of playing upon words was a part of him through life, and as in the case of most who indulge in it, became an outlet for whatever mood was for the moment dominant in Charles Lamb’s mind. Charles Lamb by Alfred Ainger [1882]

Leslie Stephen The most interesting part of these imitations are those in which Pope takes advantage of the suggestions in Horace to be thoroughly autobiographical. Alexander Pope by Leslie Stephen [1880]

George Meredith Being herself a plaything at the time, she could easily play a part for others. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

As a barrister, you know what it is to question unwilling people, and you are now acting the part of an evasive witness yourself. The Judgment of Larose by Arthur Gask [1934]

Theodore Dreiser She was pleased in part that the streets were bright and clean. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Anthony Trollope She would be true to her husband; as true as a part must be to the whole, as the heart must to the brain. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

Rudyard Kipling A Dissertation on Mixed Drinks I am a part of all that I have met, Yet all experience is an arch where through Gleams that untravelled world whose margin fades For ever and for ever when I move. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

A part of the bourgeoisie is desirous of redressing social grievances, in order to secure the continued existence of bourgeois society. The Manifesto of the Communist Party by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels

Benjamin Disraeli Sir Lucius knew too well the value of a good character to part very easily with that which he had so unexpectedly regained. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

He looked at the others and nodded, then he leaped, and at a hundred feet the sun flashed from his wings, and he looked like a part of the rainbow. Demi-Gods by James Stephens

Robert Louis Stevenson One part of the machinery is driven by a belt or strap of leather. Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin by Robert Louis Stevenson

Thomas Hardy Such high contentment with such a slight initial performance as that of having started towards a means of independent living was a part of the Durbeyfield temperament. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Arnold Bennett A short, scraggy white beard covered the lower part of the face. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Virginia Woolf She had been walking for the most part on grass — that was all she knew. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

Arthur Conan Doyle For my part I am Odysseus, known also as Ulysses, the King of Ithica, with the good Laertes as my father and young Telemachus as my son. A Point of Contact by Arthur Conan Doyle

Louisa May Alcott I’d have told my part of the scrape, if I could without bringing Meg in. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

Sinclair Lewis Neil wanted to make her the greatest offering he could, and he heard himself saying, “I understand, because I’ve found out that I am part Negro myself. Kingsblood Royal by Sinclair Lewis

However, Malignon was vain enough to imagine that he might win her by force of wit, and allowed her time to accustom herself to playing the part of a coquette. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

Margaret Oliphant Ah, I wonder if this was part of the penalty? Worse, in the old way. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

Richard Burwell, of New York, will never cease to regret that the French language was not made a part of his education. The Mysterious Card by Cleveland Moffett [1895]

I can’t help observing these things; but I don’t want to play the part of a spy. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

The most extraordinary part of the affair, however, was the fact that nothing, save a small Chinese knife, was missing. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

Charles Kingsley They did not, moreover, like the moderns, run every night to some theatre or other, as a part of the day’s amusement. The Stage as it was Once by Charles Kingsley

For the most part we were keen on hieroglyphics, we admired Queen Hatasou and we hated Rameses II. We could distinguish the artistic work of one dynasty from that of another. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

For the most part they pursued Him with shouts and cries. A Second Coming by Richard Marsh [1900]

R. D. Blackmore As a part of the bargain, this fellow came to church, and behaved as well as could be hoped of a man who had received his money. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

H. G. Wells Two royal families have been exhumed from their retirement in the German-speaking part of Europe and more, it is said, are to follow. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Isabella Bird Her saloon, state-rooms, and engines are on the main deck, which is open fore and aft, and has above it a fine hurricane deck, on the fore part of which the deck passengers, a motley crowd, encamp. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

M. P. Shiel I found it to be a little country-tavern with a barn, forming one house, the barn part much larger than the tavern part. The Purple Cloud by M. P. Shiel [1901]

Wilkie Collins And when I die — to complete the return on my part of good for evil — she will have the LIFE, LETTERS, AND LABOURS OF MISS JANE ANN STAMPER left her as a legacy by my will. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Your part will be to sit quiet in that seat which you see behind the pilot’s place, and if we come to any grief I will endeavor to play the part of driver and mechanic also. Nightmare! by Francis Stevens

Algernon Blackwood He was playing a part in some horrible masquerade; he was among men who cloaked their lives with religion in order to follow their real purposes unseen of men. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

Thomas Hardy It was the heavy clay land of Blackmoor Vale, and a part of the Vale to which turnpike-roads had never penetrated. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Your part is to obey, and only to obey. A Second Coming by Richard Marsh [1900]

Ivan Turgenev I had played a wretched, drawn-out part of screaming farce, but he had passed so simply, so well, through it all. The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other stories by Ivan Turgenev

His own ideal was the detective-inspector who catches criminals not because he is intellectually brilliant but because he is part of an all-powerful organization. Raffles and Miss Blandish by George Orwell [1944]

The gravel of the higher section is good riding; the upper part is often made impassable by large stones and overfalls of rock; and the head is a mere couloir. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

Olaf Stapledon But, most surprisingly, the physical nature of a star at any stage of its growth is in part an expression of the telepathic influence of other stars. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Why doesn’t he relax? And Brat for his part was conscious of her fingers clasping his forearm as he had never been conscious before of a woman’s hand. Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey

Wilkie Collins There was no open hostility towards me on Lucilla’s part — but there was a coolness which I found more distressing to bear than hostility itself. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Naught shall ever part us, save death alone. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

He had eaten for breakfast the best part of a pasty of quails, and a great dish of buttered kidneys. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

Ivan Turgenev He felt he would find it hard to part from this life to which he had grown so accustomed; but for him to stay on alone would also be queer. Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev

Arthur Morrison It was no part of the lighter’s rudder, for it lay in, rather than on, the water, and it rolled and wallowed, and seemed to tug heavily, so that the boatman had to pull his best. The Hole in the Wall by Arthur Morrison

Olaf Stapledon And of every kind only a few, if any, won through to Utopia, and took part in the great communal enterprise of worlds. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Wilkie Collins During the latter part of his fatal illness, my poor uncle was quite incapable of speaking on any subject whatever. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Charles Dickens Estella, to the last hour of my life, you cannot choose but remain part of my character, part of the little good in me, part of the evil. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

William Makepeace Thackeray We slept for that night under — And now, you see, we arrive at really the most interesting part of my travels in the country which I intended to visit, viz. Roundabout Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1860-63]

William Makepeace Thackeray One cannot retreat at will from the grasp of a passionate lover; one leaves behind one some fragment of one’s moral SELF, or the best part of one’s physical life. The Paris Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1840]

Willa Cather Such a beautiful idea, out of a part that’s always been so ungrateful. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

When a quarter of a million miners are unemployed, it is part of the order of things that Alf Smith, a miner living in the back streets of Newcastle, should be out of work. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell [1937]

My hands are tied; Barbara’s equally so, as part of me. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Richard Burton The best kind is made from an Acacia called “Samur.” The Parah (Turkish), Faddah (Egyptian), or Diwani (Hijazi word), is the 40th part of a piastre, or nearly the quarter of a farthing. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Wilkie Collins I offered you the use of my boudoir, as part of my atonement. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

William Hope Hodgson In a while, only a third of the illuminated part was turned towards the earth. The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson

Jane Austen I should have considered it as part of my duty, and the exertion would soon have been nothing. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen [1813]

He had not being dissipating in London all the time — or, indeed, any great part of the time of his absence from Fellside; but Molly had been left in Cimmerian, darkness as to his proceedings. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Anthony Trollope But though dressed thus in miner’s garb, Mr. Neverbend could not be said to look the part he filled. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins Under these humiliating circumstances, it is part of the priestly pugnacity of my disposition to inquire again. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

Arnold Bennett Hilda had passed the greater part of those two hours upstairs in her bedroom, pondering on her mother’s preposterous notion of collecting the rents herself. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

The part of an animal’s spine that has transcended its natural limitations to set up an independent existence in a world of its own. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

Arnold Bennett From the cavern of the safe he took out a bag of gold, part of the money required for wages on the morrow — he would have to send to the Bank again in the morning. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

Virginia Woolf To continue the story — skating farther than their wont that day they reached that part of the river where the ships had anchored and been frozen in midstream. Orlando by Virginia Woolf [1928]

H. Rider Haggard It is the third part of the life of a man since there was a war. King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard

G. K. Chesterton Now, through a sort of purple haze, could be seen comparatively near to them what seemed to be the upper part of a huge, dark orb or sphere, islanded in a sea of cloud. The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

That reticence was part of the general constraint lying upon them all. The Planter of Malata by Joseph Conrad [1915]

Charles Kingsley Our humanity is an awful and divine gift; our business is to educate it throughout — God alone must judge which part of it shall preponderate over the rest. The Poetry of Sacred and Legendary Art by Charles Kingsley

Coffee is not served immediately after dinner, but makes part of the serious matter of tea-drinking, which comes some hours later. Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope

Men accused of murder can be brought home from any part of the world. The Key of the Church by Ellen Wood [1875]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He glanced up to find that his caller was the young man Tyssen. Routine was so much a part of Mr. Huitt’s life that he frowned very slightly at the occurrence. The Man Without Nerves by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Henry James Charming as he found her, she had struck him as rather presumptuous — indeed it was a part of her charm; and he wondered what she would say. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Anthony Trollope As they have to play as important a part in the tale about to be told as our two friends of the Weights and Measures, it would not be becoming to introduce them at the end of this. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope It was a part of the game which was as natural to her as fielding is to a cricketer. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

They might reappear at any moment, and until they were safely away in the upper part of the house she dared not risk turning in her chair — to see what was behind her . The Haunted Woman by David Lindsay [1922]

Thomas Hardy And when you tell, you must only tell part — for his own sake. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

I found that the arms, a part of the chest, and a part of the face were terribly scorched; but it seemed to me that there was nothing to be apprehended but pain. The Golden Ingot by Fitz James O’Brien

The audience was for me the best part of the spectacle, as the audience always is in Italy, and I indulged my fancy in some cheap excursions concerning the place and people. Literature and Life by William Dean Howells

George Gissing Marcian had played his double part with extraordinary skill and with boldness which dared every risk. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

Edith Wharton Mrs. Peyton had been sitting alone with these thoughts for the greater part of the afternoon, and dusk was falling when Dick entered the drawing-room. Sanctuary by Edith Wharton [1903]

Jack London For the most part the surface of the hills was naked-dry and composed of sand and rock. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

Niccolo Machiavelli I do not know what else remains for me to talk about regarding such events, and there does not remain any part of this matter that has not been discussed by us. The Art of War by Niccolo Machiavelli [1520]

Cortes instructed his cavaliers not to part with their lances, and to direct them at the face. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

E. Phillips Oppenheim You are a part depository of the greatest secret the world has ever known. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Niccolo Machiavelli Of the men-at-arms, I would place part in the rear on the right wing, and part on the left, distant forty arms lengths from the companies. The Art of War by Niccolo Machiavelli [1520]

John Ruskin No one else can have part in any complacencies arising from it. Munera Pulveris by John Ruskin

Henry Kingsley The conclusion of their conversation was the only important part of it. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

By selling East Lynne, a few thousands will come into my hands, after claims on it are settled; I have no other means of raising the wind, and that is why I have resolved to part with it. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

G. K. Chesterton I went to the Savoy supper under the impression that Barrie and Barker would explain to a small party some small part of the scheme. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

Bram Stoker I suppose it is a part of the horrible curse that such is, when his touch is on his victim. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

George Gissing She was a woman of thirty-five, solidly built, well dressed without display of fashion; the upper part of her face was hidden by a grey veil, through which her eyes shone. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

The Quirinal group shared in the celebrations of the latter part of the month only. From Ritual to Romance by Jessie L. Weston [1920]

Psychologically, it seems to me that Fechner’s God is a lazy postulate of his, rather than a part of his system positively thought out. A Pluralistic Universe by William James [1909]

That part of Eternity with some small fraction of which we have a slight and regrettable acquaintance. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

Henry Kingsley It is no part of our duty to dig up and exhibit all that miserable ismanagement. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

Then your crew, part Arab, part Nubian, are a little world in themselves. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Andrew Lang The king was so delighted with the goat that he always kept it by his side, night and day; and, as he had promised, Pinkel was made ruler over the third part of the kingdom. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Walter Scott The upper end of the board, thus furnished, and thus surrounded, was hidden by a curtain of muslin and silver, which fell from the top of the arch under which the upper part seemed to pass. Count Robert of Paris by Walter Scott [1832]

Robert Louis Stevenson With my stepping ashore I began the most unhappy part of my adventures. Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson

Thomas Hobbes Again, the priests for their maintenance had the tenth of that tenth, together with part of the oblations and sacrifices. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

Theodore Dreiser She seemed so much a part of this solemn ritual, and yet infinitely removed from it all. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

As a general principle, anything not part of the actual book text is greyed out. The Design and Construction of eBooks by Steve Thomas [2015]

Anthony Trollope It was not part of her bargain that she should toady an old man who had never shown any special regard for her. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

The Flames rising from the burning piles caught part of the Building, which being old and dry, the conflagration spread with rapidity from room to room. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

Henry James If Mrs. Osmond didn’t think he spoke as he ought she must set it down to agitation; it was no light thing to part with Mrs. Osmond. He was really very sorry to be going. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Lady Eversleigh left the castle in the early part of November accompanied only by her maid, Jane Payland. A strange time of the year in which to start for the Continent, people said. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

George Gissing Things are changing, and we try to have our part in hastening a new order. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

Wilkie Collins The postscript is also worthy of notice, in this respect — that it plays a part in a page of my narrative which is still to come. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

The part nearest to the creek wore an abandoned aspect, though as a matter of fact every house concealed a few armed men on the alert. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

Ann Radcliffe Adeline shrieked, held faster by Theodore’s arm, and entreated the men not to part them. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

It’s the disheartening part of the whole situation to me. The Grave-digger of Monks Arden by Arthur Gask [1938]

Radclyffe Hall And suddenly Stephen longed to share them, an immense need to share them leapt up within her, so that she ached with this urgent longing that was somehow a part of her bodily dejection. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

Edith Wharton When the scene took place, Wyant’s part in it went far toward justifying her decision; yet his vehement reproaches contained a sufficient core of truth to humble her pride. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

Anthony Trollope Then Mr. Proctor rode by, the gentleman who in the early part of the day disgusted Harry by calling him “mister. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]