Phrases with "parties"

So deep was the thraldom of the human mind, that the friends and relatives of the accused parties looked on and approved. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

After Hawthorne’s marriage, I think I remember hearing of his wife going to parties and dinners occasionally. The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns [1906]

Ralph Waldo Emerson That has become an inevitable element of our politics; and, for their votes, each of the dominant parties courts and assists them to get it executed. The Conduct of Life by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1860]

Charles Dickens It was a moving meeting for all the three parties concerned. Doctor Marigold by Charles Dickens [1865]

Samuel Johnson The emulation of parties made it successful beyond expectation; and its success has introduced or confirmed among us the use of dialogue too declamatory, of unaffecting elegance, and chill philosophy. Lives of the Poets by Samuel Johnson

They concealed their plot from the other Socialist parties composing the Soviet. . Ten Days That Shook the World by John Reed

Anthony Trollope We have no such variance of creed, no such radical difference as to the essential rules of life between parties in our country. North America by Anthony Trollope

He was murdered, and by parties whose position places them above suspicion, as their wealth and seeming prosperity rob them of even the appearance of motive for such a terrible deed. The Mill Mystery by Anna Katharine Green

Then followed contests for the right of appropriating the taxes, and the whole ended in the closing of the road, which both parties were equally anxious to keep open for their mutual gain. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

Edward Bellamy Causes in which both parties are women are determined by women judges, and where a man and a woman are parties to a case, a judge of either sex must consent to the verdict. Looking Backward From 2000 to 1887 by Edward Bellamy

I told her so when she returned, and that I enjoyed her parties all the more because they ended with a dinner. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

Elizabeth Gaskell Four months ago, all the decisions she needed to make were what dress she would wear for dinner, and to help Edith to draw out the lists of who should take down whom in the dinner parties at home. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

Anthony Trollope On the whole, the two parties to the transaction were contented with their bargain. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

G. K. Chesterton But even in the similar parties in country houses there were always a certain number of him; so it would seem that the syndicate sent out provincial touring companies. The Return of Don Quixote by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

Leo Tolstoy Evening parties and balls were my favourite amusements. After the Dance by Leo Tolstoy

George Gissing But deeper lay the interests for which parties nowadays were in truth contending. Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing [1891]

F. Scott Fitzgerald But he had no social aspirations and rather despised the dancing men who were always on tap for the Thursday or Saturday parties and who filled in at dinners with the younger married set. All the Sad Young Men by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1926]

John Lewis Burckhard The pilgrims from Barbary arrive now usually by sea at Alexandria, and re-embark at Suez, in parties of fifty or a hundred at a time. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

Anthony Trollope And then, if I went — if I did go, in opposition to the wishes of the baronet, could I trust my own prudence? It was better for all parties that I should remain. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

Sir Walter Scott They had dispatched parties to spread the news of their victory, and to obtain, either by force or favour, supplies of what they stood most in need of. Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

David Hume New parties arose, under the appellation of Whig and Tory, which have continued ever since to confound and distract our government. Of the Parties of Great Britain by David Hume

But, known or not known personally, in virtue of the esprit de corps, the accused parties would have benefited in any case by a general brotherly interest. Autobiographical Sketches by Thomas De Quincey [1853]

Maria Edgeworth Into these select parties Lady Clonbrony had never been admitted. The Absentee by Maria Edgeworth

Andrew Lang Of course, this could in no way prove absence of collusion, as the two parties might arrange privately beforehand what the vision was to be. The Making of Religion by Andrew Lang

Walter Scott Swords were unsheathed, and pistols presented; but Sir Geoffrey, with the voice of a herald, commanded both parties to stand back, and to keep the peace. Peveril of the Peak by Walter Scott [1822]

D.H. Lawrence He also gets up parties of pleasure, and is chiefly responsible for the coming of the players to the theatre this carnival. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

The chiefs of the two parties presented a very remarkable physical contrast. The Corsican Brothers by Alexandre Dumas [1844]

Sinclair Lewis The parties had redoubled, and Sam realized wistfully that Emily and he had no more of their old, easy, chuckling talks. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

William Makepeace Thackeray At the period when the important events occurred which have been recorded here, parties ran very high, and a mighty struggle for the vacant Speakership was about to come on. The Bedford-Row Conspiracy by William Makepeace Thackeray [1853]

Maria Edgeworth After breakfast she proposed and arranged various parties of pleasure: she went with Mad. de Coulanges to pay several visits; a large company dined with her; and at night she went to a concert. Madame de Fleury by Maria Edgeworth

Jane Austen You have many parties of that kind here, I suppose, Miss Woodhouse, every summer?” “No; not immediately here. Emma by Jane Austen [1816]

Arthur Morrison So they’re very angry if partiessame as you an’ me — takes any in without lettin’ ’em know, an’ payin’ ’em the money. The Hole in the Wall by Arthur Morrison

Andrew Lang When this was stated to Charles II., on November 7, 1678, by the perjured Bedloe, the King naturally remarked: ‘The parties were still alive’ (the deponents) ‘to give the informations. The Valet’s Tragedy by Andrew Lang

Anatole France No business is concluded without the contracting parties having a drink together as a token of agreement. At the Sign of the Reine Pédauque by Anatole France

Walter Scott They extended in length from north to south, so as to give both parties the equal advantage of the rising sun. The Talisman by Walter Scott [1825]

We are divided into two parties — the advocates of so-called “religious” teaching on the one hand, and those of so-called “secular” teaching on the other. Science and Education by Thomas Henry Huxley

Andrew Lang Then the king sent out parties along all the roads, but the fairy threw her invisible mantle over the girl when they approached, and none of them could see her. The Grey Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

All parties being agreeable, there can be no trouble about it. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

John Lewis Burckhard The inhabitants were now at war with those of Beszeyra, but both parties respect the lives of their enemies, and their hostile expeditions are directed against the cattle only. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

Benjamin Disraeli It will save you from mares’ nests, and I will give parties without end, and never rest till I see you prime minister. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

Jules Verne Les plus riches gentlemen, Walter Tankerdon en tête, font merveille dans les parties de golf et de tennis. L’île à hélice by Jules Verne [1895]

George Eliot But I can’t say that I’ve not been intimate with parties who have been less nice than I am myself; and knowing what I know, I shouldn’t wonder if Transome had as much as five hundred thousand. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

Walter Scott It imposed, however, on the jury, who found the accused parties not guilty, although their counsel and solicitor and most of the court were satisfied of their having committed the murder. Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft by Walter Scott [1831]

Anthony Trollope It seems that they had all made up their own parties by sixes, that being the number of which one box was supposed to be capable. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

Andrew Lang There was nothing then to be seen but parties of pleasure, hunting, fishing, dancing, mirth, and feasting. The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Anthony Trollope The object of all the parties was to make it worth the voters’ while to give their votes; but to do so without bribery. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

H. G. Wells They were travelling with one of Mr. Thomas Gunn’s parties — fourteen days in Rome for fourteen pounds. Twelve Stories and a Dream by H. G. Wells [1903]

Jules Verne Plus d’épaulement qui séparât les deux parties de la montagne. L’Ile Mystérieuse by Jules Verne [1874]

Judith had often noticed that when at parties Jennifer was present, everything went well. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Ralph Waldo Emerson The aristocrat is the democrat ripe and gone to seed; — because both parties stand on the one ground of the supreme value of property, which one endeavors to get, and the other to keep. Representative Men by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1850]

Benjamin Disraeli Those who were not interested in the game promenaded in two lines within the tables, or, seated in recesses between the pillars, formed small parties for conversation. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

They were now met by parties of the natives of either sex, who increased in numbers with every step of their progress. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

John Hill Burton He objected to the unbending rule which forces the case before a jury, when both parties might prefer the decision of a judge. Introduction to the Study of the Works of Jeremy Bentham by John Hill Burton

Henry James He liked making up parties of his friends and conducting them to the theatre, and taking them to drive on high drags or to dine at remote restaurants. The American by Henry James [1877]

After having landed, they proceeded to search the country, parties going in different directions among the woods and vines. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

Benjamin Disraeli The opera was just over, and some parties who were not staying the ballet, had already assembled there. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

Sir Thomas Browne It is a barbarous part of inhumanity to add unto any afflicted parties misery, or endeavour to multiply in any man a passion whose single nature is already above his patience. Religio Medici by Sir Thomas Browne [1643]

Henry Fielding The count likewise spoke on the same side, and the parties themselves muttered several short sentences purporting their intentions. The History of the Life of the Late Mr. Jonathan Wild The Great by Henry Fielding

Robert Louis Stevenson Think of parties in Monuments! think of me in Skerryvore, and now of this. Vailima Letters by Robert Louis Stevenson

Maria Edgeworth Marcus had, early in life, almost before he knew the real distinctions, or more than the names of the different parties in Ireland, been a strong party man. Ormond by Maria Edgeworth

T. E. Lawrence Nuri Said and his staff were riding the same road in advance of their mounted infantry, and our parties hurried together till the half-light came. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

George Borrow About two o’clock, the chals and chies dividing themselves into various parties sat down and partook of the fare, which was partly roasted, partly sodden. The Romany Rye by George Borrow

Jules Verne On ne le voyait guère, et il se tenait presque toujours caché dans les parties les plus sombres du bâtiment. Les Aventures du Capitaine Hatteras by Jules Verne [1864]

Mark Twain What’s all this blow-out about, anyway?” “It’s one of the widow’s parties that she’s always having. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain [1876]

William Makepeace Thackeray They are coming away from London parties at this time: the dear little eyes are closed in sleep under mother’s wing. Notes of a Journey From Cornhill to Grand Cairo by William Makepeace Thackeray

William Makepeace Thackeray This is what both parties saw. Dr. Birch and his young friends by William Makepeace Thackeray [1849]

Jules Verne Le panneau fut ouvert, on pourrait dire arraché, et l’air pur s’introduisit à flots dans toutes les parties du Nautilus. Comment étais-je sur la plate-forme, je ne saurais le dire. Vingt Mille Lieues sous les Mers by Jules Verne [1869-70]

What to the other parties was merely the sale of a ship was to him a momentous event involving a radically new view of existence. End of the Tether by Joseph Conrad [1902]

Ralph Waldo Emerson The two omnipresent parties of History, the party of the Past and the party of the Future, divide society to-day as of old. Lecture On The Times by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1841]

Soon we began to meet little parties of men coming from the east with a new look in their faces. Greenmantle by John Buchan

John Galsworthy During country house parties one day is very like another. Maid in Waiting by John Galsworthy

William Makepeace Thackeray The parties began to quarrel on the very day of the marriage, and continued their disputes almost to the close of the unhappy connection. The Paris Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1840]

E. F. Benson There had been her musical parties at which all Tilling was expected to sit in a dim light and listen to her and Georgie play endless sonatas. Lucia's Progress by E. F. Benson [1935]

Political parties had long declared themselves, the Hampden Debating Society had had several grand field nights. The Imperialist by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1904]

Jane Austen She does not depend upon his coming so much as I do: but she does not know the parties so well as I do. Emma by Jane Austen [1816]

Arthur Machen They make up parties at the stations to go home together if it’s anything like dark, or if there are any lonely bits on their way. The Terror by Arthur Machen

Thomas Wolfe You’d think all some people had to do was give parties all the time. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

George Eliot The Signoria was doubtless glad of the rain, as an obvious reason, better than any pretext, for declaring that both parties might go home. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

Anthony Trollope The parties who had the transit in their hands put their heads together, and were able to demand any prices that they pleased. North America by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope Dukes and duchesses were fond of him; and certain persons, standing very high in the world, did not think certain parties were perfect without him. Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Anthony Trollope Our resolution was very popular, not only with certain parties in New Zealand, but also in the mother country. The Fixed Period by Anthony Trollope

John Galsworthy The Courts, indeed, had got into such a habit of expecting the parties to be ‘called with a cup of tea’ that anything short of it was looked upon as suspect. Over the River by John Galsworthy

T. E. Lawrence The equipment of the raiding parties should aim at simplicity; with, nevertheless, a technical superiority over the Turks in the critical department. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Walter Scott In the meantime (the rather that the debate was on a subject particularly difficult of comprehension) the debating parties grew warm, and began to call names. Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft by Walter Scott [1831]

John Lewis Burckhard The Souakin merchants alighted on an open ground in front of the village, where they formed several parties among themselves. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

Olaf Stapledon Salvage parties impotently wandered. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Nathaniel Hawthorne A word carelessly dropped, or an unguarded allusion to individuals or parties by an opponent, is frequently converted into a powerful weapon of assault, by this skilful advocate. Life of Franklin Pierce by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

Henceforth there was no concealment; the two parties faced each other fiercely; they would try their strength over Coke and Bacon. But Elizabeth grew more ambiguous than ever. Elizabeth and Essex by Lytton Strachey [1928]

Tobias Smolle Nothing was heard but the praises of Miss Aurelia Darnel and Mr. Launcelot Greaves; and no doubt the parties were prepossessed, by this applause, in favour of each other. The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves by Tobias Smolle

A good many of the ladies studied it in the Continental times, you know, when we had all those Martha Washington parties — or, I forgot you were out of the country — and it will be done perfectly. Annie Kilburn by William Dean Howells

At other points there were booths with chairs and tables, where I am sure interesting parties of people would have been sitting if they could have expected us to pass. Familiar Spanish Travels by William Dean Howells

There were even parties of young men (employed, so it was said, by London fruit-costers) who bicycled down from London every week-end for the purpose of raiding the orchards. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

This seems to be the consensus, tacit or explicit, of the youth who visit it, and employ the landscape for their picnics and their water parties from the beginning to the end of summer. Literature and Life by William Dean Howells

The parties appeared to stand aloof from each other, till the stranger again alluded to his having overheard the singular conversation and subsequent narrative in Aliaga’s apartment. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

Washington Irving When the two parties were thus in a state of distrust and irritation, the least spark was sufficient to set them in a flame. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

Benjamin Disraeli The two great parties into which England has during the last century and a half been divided originated in the ancient struggle between the Crown and the aristocracy. The Spirit of Whiggism by Benjamin Disraeli

Sinclair Lewis Sam remembered that this same matter of a butler for parties only had been the subject of rather a lot of pourparlers between Fran and himself. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

Anthony Trollope There were no parties in Portman Square. Now and then a few old friends dined there; but at the present moment Gerard Maule could not be admitted as an old friend. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

George Borrow There was much talk of robbers, and flying parties of the factious, on which account our escort was considerable. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

Wilkie Collins Evening parties I frequent almost as rarely as my father. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Marcel Prous Pouvez-vous me dire ce qu’il contient de parties d’amyle et d’éthyle? — Non, répondit M. de Cambremer embarrassé. Sodome et Gomorrhe by Marcel Prous

E. Phillips Oppenheim No parties unless Mr. Martin gets a friend in to share a bottle of whisky. The Man Without Nerves by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Suitors come into court only to try an issue: an issue is a mutual lie direct: and towards this both parties are driven upon paper by the laws of pleading, which may be thus summed: 1. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

E. F. Benson Strawberries will be in next week, and not one of us dares ask the rest to our usual summer Bridge parties for fear of there being more ructions. Lucia's Progress by E. F. Benson [1935]

At our evening parties the girls and young women (Vernon’s friends) were kinder to me than ever and I found myself wondering whether I really looked “nice” as they said. My Life and Loves by Frank Harris

Jeremy Bentham Marriage in Europe and the East is not a contract of the same kind; if it were sought to subject it to the same rules, it would evidently cause unhappiness to all the parties interested. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

H. G. Wells One imagines the parties to a projected marriage first obtaining licenses which will testify that these conditions are satisfied. A Modern Utopia by H. G. Wells [1905]

H. G. Wells It struck the spectacled gentleman under the jaw with a peculiar dead thud, and a cry of horror came from the two seated parties at the sight. The History of Mr. Polly by H. G. Wells [1910]

Elizabeth Gaskell A marriage between the young people of the separate parties was almost as unheard-of and prohibited an alliance as that of Romeo and Juliet’s. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

Henry James The parties to it looked, certainly, as I felt that I hadn’t prefigured them; though even this, for my reason, was not a description of their aspect. The Sacred Fount by Henry James [1901]

Frances Hodgson Burnett I consider that my best War Work is giving as many dinner parties as possible, and paying as little attention to food restrictions as I can manage by using my wits. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

The parties at the tables on the veranda had other, fresher, events to talk about and Davidson shrank from making direct inquiries. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

T. E. Lawrence We sent against them armed parties of Nairn, a peasant tribe which had joined us last night at Sheikh Miskin, as appointed by Nasir, to do what they could. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

John Hill Burton This last result, intended to exemplify the fallacy of any appeal to parties interested in an injustice, is not without a modified exemplification in this country. Introduction to the Study of the Works of Jeremy Bentham by John Hill Burton

Arthur Conan Doyle The coroner’s jury brought in the obvious Wilful Murder, but the parties remained as unknown as ever. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

Benjamin Disraeli Then what should we do? We could not have wood parties every day; I suppose we should get tired of each other. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

According to him, the two parties should always be regarded as the natural enemies of each other. His Prey was Man by Arthur Gask [1942]

Frances Hodgson Burnett If the pretty wife had been alive she might have made things cheerful by being something like her own mother and by running in and out and going to parties as she had done in frocks “full of lace. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1911]

Anthony Trollope Could an agreement have been come to with the Carbottles it might have been decided that both parties should abstain, but as that was impossible the Tregear party could not afford to lose the day. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

Bronislaw Malinowski The men, in parties of three or four, went out hunting. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

Rudyard Kipling It was the noocleus — the on-the-knee parties — that I wanted to identify. Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

T. E. Lawrence We now saw parties of Feisal’s soldiers, and grazing herds of their saddle camels. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Arthur Conan Doyle The man on the bicycle was doubtless a member of those week-end parties at the Hall of which the publican had spoken, but who he was, or what he wanted, was as obscure as ever. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

He sent several parties of Spaniards, guided by the natives, to explore the regions where gold was obtained. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Mark Twain It brought both parties fame, and created a fountain of commiseration for them in sentimental breasts that is running yet. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Mark Twain Any body’s and every body’s notion of a pleasure excursion is that the parties to it will of a necessity be young and giddy and somewhat boisterous. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

G. K. Chesterton All parties were quite sober, and had indeed obtained no opportunity to be anything else. The Flying Inn by G. K. Chesterton [1914]

Steele Rudd Dad shook his head and looked grave — so did Anderson. After a short rest they decided to divide into parties and work the ridges. On Our Selection by Steele Rudd

But the argument could hardly fail, because to lose the war was the last thing that the revolutionary parties wanted; if the war was lost democracy and revolution. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

David Hume I have mentioned parties from affection as a kind of real parties, beside those from interest and principle. Of Parties in general by David Hume

Both parties meet: they raise a doleful cry; The matrons from the walls with shrieks reply, And their mix’d mourning rends the vaulted sky. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

At the same time, in the headquarters of the Vikzhel down on the Sadovaya, the conference of all the Socialist parties to form a new Government was under way. Ten Days That Shook the World by John Reed

Jules Verne On sait que l’air se compose principalement de vingt et une parties d’oxygène et de soixante-dix-neuf parties d’azote. De La Terre a La Lune by Jules Verne [1865]

Frances Hodgson Burnett I must walk in as if I had been to parties all my life. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

The reactionaries wanted a “strong” imperialist policy; the democratic parties wanted an assurance that the Government would press for peace. Ten Days That Shook the World by John Reed

Thomas Paine The parties were always of the class of courtiers; and whatever was their rage for reformation, they carefully preserved the fraud of the profession. The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine [1791]

Watkin Tench Various parties accordingly set out to meet them, provided with different articles, which we thought would prove acceptable to them. A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson by Watkin Tench

WHB had some fun with his cousin Fanny, but otherwise there were no parties and no visits to or from other children. The Bragg Family in Adelaide by John Jenkin

When the two parties are exhausted, or have had enough of it for the present; his Imperial Highness then interferes, and punishes both by fine. Travels in Morocco by James Richardson

Benjamin Disraeli I cannot believe he is the person who used to give us those charming parties at Gaydene. Whatever you may say, Endymion, I feel convinced that something must have passed between your sister and him. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

Had it been done with a common stick, it could have been overlooked; but the use of weapons is an offence, and both parties must go before the king. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

I guess those English parties have gone back on Rogers.” “Do you mean he didn’t come?” “He hadn’t come up to half-past five,” said Lapham. “Tchk!” uttered his wife. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

But in the confusion of parties and the uncertainty of government that followed William’s death, Defoe slid into practices which cannot be justified by any standard of morality. Daniel Defoe by William Minto [1879]

Marcel Prous Les différentes parties du Bois, mieux confondues l’été dans l’épaisseur et la monotonie des verdures se trouvaient dégagées. Du côté de chez Swann by Marcel Prous

We must elect a delegation to negotiate with the other Socialist parties and organisation. Ten Days That Shook the World by John Reed

Sinclair Lewis I’ll make ’em stop regarding parties as committee-meetings. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

In practice, though, Doring’s parties never in the least resembled what Gordon looked forward to. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

H. G. Wells Quite half an hour’s amicable discussion led at last to a reduction of sixpence, and all parties professed themselves satisfied with this result. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

Jules Verne While parties of miners who had labored during the night were taking needful rest, the others worked without wasting an hour. The Underground City by Jules Verne [1877]

G. K. Chesterton But the interested parties had now dwindled to these four. The Flying Inn by G. K. Chesterton [1914]

Maria Edgeworth No parties so crowded as Lady Dashfort’s; no party deemed pleasant or fashionable where Lady Dashfort or Lady Isabel was not. The Absentee by Maria Edgeworth

John Galsworthy Indeed, without going off the pavement, the two parties could not pass each other. On Forsyte ’Change by John Galsworthy

Henry James It is to be good for each of two grand parties which are to be given at a few days’ interval. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

Nikolai Gogol He had served in a cavalry regiment and had even passed for one of its most accomplished officers, having constantly shown himself at all the balls and parties wherever his regiment was quartered. The Calash by Nikolai Gogol

In England a little title usually dilutes a great deal of dulness; but Lady Cork’s parties were more odd than dull. Lady Caroline Lamb by Grace and Philip Wharton [1890]

Finally it may be pointed out that this plan is the only one offering serious guarantees to all the parties occupying their respective positions within the scheme. Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad [1921]

Charles Stur They live quietly, and as gentlemen, are ever happy to see their friends, but public parties are seldom given by any of them. An account of the sea coast and interior of South Australia by Charles Stur

George Eliot The only safe blows to be inflicted on men and parties are the blows that are too heavy to be avenged. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

G. K. Chesterton But even that mob gave to the Griffins a military reputation beyond their mere territorial rank; and the parties were thus the more equal. The Sword of Wood by G. K. Chesterton [1928]

Charles Stur This decided opinion settled the dispute at once, and the parties quietly acquiesced. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

Henry Adams To the American people, the two candidates and the two parties were so evenly balanced that the scales showed hardly a perceptible difference. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Willa Cather He had several times taken parties of undergraduates to London for the summer, and they had come back wonderfully brushed up. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather [1925]

Tobias Smolle The parties took their stations. The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves by Tobias Smolle

Bronislaw Malinowski Sometimes, the tribe will wander about in parties of five or ten; at other times all the members will encamp together. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

Sinclair Lewis Mr. Vander had not gone to school with dear Neil nor gone to parties nor played hockey with him. Kingsblood Royal by Sinclair Lewis

E. F. Benson In fact she asked me to get up two little parties for her at lunch and dinner. Lucia in London by E. F. Benson [1927]

Amid all its laughing throngs, its card parties and race-meetings and country-house gatherings, he was just a mere name, remembered or forgotten, Comus Bassington, the boy who went away. The Unbearable Bassington by Saki

Anthony Trollope To this assertion Mrs Ray expressed an undecided assent, but intimated her decided belief that very many parties were wicked. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope

Theodore Dreiser Cowperwood had the customary overtures made by seemingly disinterested parties endeavoring to secure the land at a fair price. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

H.P. Lovecraft The leader would then deliver the loud single blast, and the various advance parties would commence their simultaneous attack on three points. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H.P. Lovecraft [1927]

Thomas Hardy He could hardly realize their true relations to each other as yet, and what their mutual bearing should be before third parties thenceforward. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

The struggle for power between the Spanish Republican parties is an unhappy, far-off thing which I have no wish to revive at this date. Looking back on the Spanish war by George Orwell [1942]

Mr. and Mrs. Evans were equally unknown to Mrs. Gibson. The parties had never met. Her Father’s Name by Florence Marryat [1878]

Jules Verne Harbert venait d’y jeter une brassée de bois sec, et la flamme projetait de grandes clartés dans les parties sombres du couloir. L’Ile Mystérieuse by Jules Verne [1874]

William Makepeace Thackeray The parties met at Mr. Bagsby’s chambers to consult, the Black Gentleman foolishly thinking that he could act as his own counsel, and fearing no attorney alive. George Cruikshank by William Makepeace Thackeray [1840]

Henry James It sounded, as this young lady thought it over, very much like puss-inthe-corner, and she could only wonder if the distribution of parties would lead to a rushing to and fro and a changing of places. What Maisie Knew by Henry James [1897]

Jane Austen Very early in April, and tolerably early in the day, the two parties from Hanover Square and Berkeley Street set out from their respective homes, to meet, by appointment, on the road. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen [1811]

E. F. Benson Finito! O Georgie, how I should have loved a Roman temple in my garden! Think of the prestige! Archæologists and garden parties with little lectures! It is cruel. Lucia's Progress by E. F. Benson [1935]

Isabella Bird Balls, in doors and out of doors, nightly succeed to parties and picnics; the most novel of which are those in the beautiful garden in front of the hotel. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

The castle and town of Versailles afforded our numbers ample accommodation, and foraging parties took it by turns to supply our wants. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Radclyffe Hall Her parties are a kind of human bran-pie — you just plunge in your fist and see what happens. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

I knew familiarly all the parties who were concerned in it, either as sufferers or as agents. The Avenger by Thomas de Quincey

Charles Dickens There were not many people lingering about; and these were kept at a considerable distance from the scaffold, by parties of the Pope’s dragoons. Pictures from Italy by Charles Dickens [1846]

In this exchange of good offices, the two parties were for some time able to maintain a fair appearance of reciprocal good-will. Goethe by Thomas De Quincey

Bronislaw Malinowski They are more generally divided into small parties of eight or ten men, with their women and children, for the greater convenience of hunting, etc. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

William Makepeace Thackeray So angry were many who were not asked, that poor Rosa says she must now give a couple more parties and take in those not previously invited. A Little Dinner at Timmins’s by William Makepeace Thackeray [1848]

Most people seem much upset as well from personal peril as from sympathy, and all parties and picnics for two days were given up. The Golden Chersonese and the way thither by Isabella L. Bird [1883]

Sir Walter Scott The appointed hour arrived; and the parties met in the Masons’ Lodge at Kippletringan, being the place fixed for the adjourned sale. Guy Mannering by Sir Walter Scott [1815]

Charles Dickens You know there are two parties in this house about you, and you delight in setting ’em by the ears. The Chimes by Charles Dickens [1844]

Later on, to get firewood for the troops farther back, parties of men were sent in lorries to wreck the place systematically. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

Anthony Trollope The balance of the different parties had been nearly preserved. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

Mornings after big parties she was unable to feel the ground she trod upon, and fell asleep over her work, whilst her head and her stomach seemed as though stuffed full of rags. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

F. Scott Fitzgerald There had been a colored woman named Belle Pope Calhoun who played the piano at parties given for white children — nice white children that would have passed Curtis Carlyle with a sniff. Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Henry Handel Richardson But she was alone in this; by the majority of her companions these weekly parties were frankly hated, the chief reason being that every guest was expected to take a piece of music with her. The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson

Jack London You are compelled to form a new political party because the old parties are in the hands of the trusts. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

Anthony Trollope Mr Monk did not scruple to say that in his opinion the present legitimate division of parties was preferable to the Coalition which had existed for three years. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

David Hume But still it is requisite there be some source of division, either in principle or interest; otherwise such persons would not find parties to which they could associate themselves. Of the Parties of Great Britain by David Hume

She has been to Lady Southminster’s ball, and a great many parties about here. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

G. K. Chesterton Which of these two parties was right about the question of attacking the reality of spiritualism it is neither easy nor necessary to discuss. Robert Browning by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

Arthur Conan Doyle I remember wondering how Massena would accomplish this, for simple couriers could not get through, and small parties would be certainly destroyed. The Adventures of Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1903]