Phrases with "partly"

Arthur Conan Doyle So ended the war! Of course, England will not be caught napping in such a fashion again! Her foolish blindness is partly explained by her delusion that her enemy would not torpedo merchant vessels. Danger! and other stories by Arthur Conan Doyle [1918]

George Gissing His business was a failure, partly because he dealt with a too rigid honesty, partly because of his unstable nature, which left him at the mercy of whims and obstinacies and airy projects. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

They’re partly tempted into doing wrong by opportunity, and kept back by circumstances from getting into the straight track afterwards. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

In a moment Kate was on her feet, smoothing her dress down: “What a boy you are”, she exclaimed, “but that’s partly why I love you; oh, I hope you’ll love me half as much. My Life and Loves by Frank Harris

In one of these excursions (1670) he visited the Peak in Derbyshire, partly in consequence of Hobbes’s description of it. Murder considered as one of the Fine Arts by Thomas de Quincey [1827]

Olaf Stapledon These beings remained so long in the phase of perceptual and motor experimentation, and later so long in the phase of play, partly because for them these fields were so crowded with interest. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

A laugh that is partly a shudder bursts from the people on the bench. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

It was in 1825 that he resolved to embark on publishing,7 partly urged by the mute reproaches of his parents and partly allured by the prospect of rapidly growing rich. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

In 1746, when about twenty-two years old, he printed his first work, upon a question partly mathematical and partly philosophic, viz. The Last Days of Immanuel Kant by Thomas De Quincey [1827]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle He took me partly into his confidence. The Doings of Raffles Haw by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Gaston Leroux A window on the first floor was partly open. Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux [1907]

George Gissing Presently she was standing at her window, the blind partly raised. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Wilkie Collins And, stranger still, the result of this appeared to be partly to interest and partly to distress him. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

Jules Verne They at last succeeded in getting the upper hand of these untoward streams; only, in consequence of the loosening of the soil, the wheel partly gave way, and a slight partial settlement ensued. From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne [1867]

Thomas Carlyle Dante does not come before us as a large catholic mind; rather as a narrow, and even sectarian mind: it is partly the fruit of his age and position, but partly too of his own nature. On Heroes and Hero Worship and the Heroic in History by Thomas Carlyle

Anthony Trollope She had gone to Perivale when she was very young, because she had been told to do so, and had continued to go, partly from obedience, partly from habit, and partly from affection. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

Helen Zimmern It was, perhaps, partly weak health that made her silent, but probably yet more the consciousness of great powers which were under-rated or misunderstood by her youthful contemporaries. Maria Edgeworth by Helen Zimmern

Virginie, who sat back with the demeanor of a princess, her eyes partly open, was still watching the scrubbing, and indulging in remarks. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

William Morris And partly shy he seemed, and partly indeed ashamed Of the grizzled man beside him as his name to us he named. The Pilgrims of Hope by William Morris [1915]

F. Scott Fitzgerald His confidence was partly restored in the next hour by the fact that no one he encountered made references to tourists’ cabins. The Pat Hobby Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1941]

Helen Zimmern Perhaps it is partly this fact that makes Miss Edgeworth’s Irish tales so fresh to this day. Maria Edgeworth by Helen Zimmern

Charles Dickens Their appearance is partly of a mining, partly of a ploughing, partly of a stable, character. The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices by Charles Dickens [1857]

George Meredith Mr. Woodseer, partly rising, presumed, in raising his hat and thanking Carinthia, to touch her fingers. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Sinclair Lewis The newly formed union of dairy-products workers went out, partly in sympathy and partly in demand for a forty-four hour week. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

It was a hesitation caused, partly by the wealth of matter which his reading suggested to him, partly by the consciousness that he ought not to begin in haste while each year was ripening his powers. Milton by Mark Pattison [1879]

Thomas Wolfe The utter cynicism that marked his attitude towards women was perhaps partly traceable to this source. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Oliver Goldsmith I partly saw your delusion then, and as it was out of my power to restrain, I could only pity it!’ ‘It was ever my conjecture,’ cried I, ‘that your mind was noble; but now I find it so. The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith

E. Phillips Oppenheim Martin Fawley glanced irritably at the man stretched flat in the chair he coveted—the man whose cheeks were partly concealed by lather and whose mass of dark hair was wildly disarranged. The Spy Paramount by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Jules Verne As to what had happened in the years since the last departure of the “Albatross,” I could only partly reconstruct this even with my present knowledge. The Master of the World by Jules Verne [1904]

Rudyard Kipling The path ended in a little semicircular glade walled partly by high grass and partly by trees. Many Inventions by Rudyard Kipling [1893]

Olaf Stapledon She had to admit that she was in a way drawn to this odd young man partly perhaps by his very childishness and his awkward innocent attempts at lovemaking; but partly by that sinister gleam. Collected Stories by Olaf Stapledon

Walter Scott With a gentleness that had something of reverence in it, Ratcliffe partly closed the shutter, and seemed thus to throw a veil over a scene so sorrowful. The Heart of Mid-Lothian by Walter Scott [1818]

G. K. Chesterton But as it is partly responsible for your not being hanged, I don’t know that you need complain of it. The Man Who Knew Too Much by G. K. Chesterton

She let him do it, and, putting her small arms round him, squeezed him very hard, partly in affection, partly in exasperation. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

Henry James They all looked at her hard as she stood in the middle of the room; Mme. de Brecourt gazed out of the window, wiping her tears; Mme. de Cliche grasped a newspaper, crumpled and partly folded. The Reverberator by Henry James [1888]

Ford Madox Ford It had come through to Marie Léonie partly then and partly subsequently that Christopher’s wife had turned up at Christopher’s empty house, that was in the Square a few yards away only. Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

She answered with a shrill wail, almost a scream, which was partly gratitude but mainly surprise. Collected Essays by George Orwell

John Galsworthy There was no piano, partly because pianos were too uncompromisingly occidental, and partly because it would have taken up much room. The White Monkey by John Galsworthy

William Dampier The land that bounds this harbour is pretty high, the earth sandy and yellow, in some places red; it is partly woodland, partly savannahs. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

Anthony Trollope People will begin to think that they are to be kept in the dark as to who is who; that it is intended that their interest in the novel shall depend partly on a guess. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

Walter Scott In turning the key, the bolt, which was rather rusty, made a resistance so noisy, as partly to attract the sleeper’s attention, though not to awake him. Woodstock by Walter Scott [1855]

Unused partly because it was not required, the principal entrance being in front; partly because the key of it had been for a long time missing. Reality or Delusion? by Ellen Wood [1868]

Willa Cather Alexandra had taken off her black traveling suit and put on a white dress; partly because she saw that her black clothes made Carl uncomfortable and partly because she felt oppressed by them herself. O Pioneers! by Willa Cather [1913]

Dowie’s life history was a terrible one, given me partly by his contemporaries, by Binilya and Jinjabulla and Eucla and Bight Head derelicts. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

H.P. Lovecraft As the doctor put him to bed he could only mutter over and over again, ‘But what, in God’s name, can we do?’ Dr Armitage slept, but was partly delirious the next day. The Dunwich Horror by H.P. Lovecraft [1928]

Elizabeth Gaskell She left the house-door open for his entrance, and passed out again through the kitchen into the space behind, which was partly an uninclosed yard, and partly rocky common. The Moorland Cottage by Elizabeth Gaskell [1851]

Andrew Lang The old songs of Scotland existed, with the airs, partly in human memory, partly in scattered broadsheets. Homer and His Age by Andrew Lang

Walter Scott His brethren — partly encouraged by his devotion, partly ashamed to desert him, and partly animated by a sense of duty. The Abbot by Walter Scott [1820]

Anthony Trollope It comes, I daresay, partly from tobacco. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

T. E. Lawrence He hoped we would be present at the entry, partly because he knew how much more than a mere trophy Damascus was to the Arabs: partly for prudential reasons. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

George Gissing There had fallen a heavy shower just after sunrise, and the glory of the east was still partly veiled with uncertain clouds. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

But it shall be told in a very few words, partly by me, partly by an actor in the scene. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Bronislaw Malinowski Yet it is not exclusively his, but others of his family have certain rights over it; so that it may be considered as partly belonging to the tribe. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

A white label partly scratched away bore the legend ‘3d. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

But in Agnes this change had not yet been effected, partly from nature, and partly from the extreme seclusion of her life. The Household Wreck by Thomas De Quincey [1838]

I’ll let you go, still, because, after all, I think it partly your right. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

Anthony Trollope His eyes were very bright, and there was a smile about him, partly of fun, partly of good humour. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

Leslie Stephen His motive for the concession is partly the wish to illustrate Johnson’s indulgence, and, in the last case, to introduce a copy of apologetic verses to the lady whose guest he had been. Samuel Johnson by Leslie Stephen [1878]

Wilkie Collins I rose to follow her examplepartly because I suspected her of attempting some treachery upstairs with Laura, partly because I was resolved not to remain alone in the same room with her husband. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

At its conclusion — a short remove backward from where it beganoccurred the conversation already partly reported. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

Sir Walter Scott It is probable that this long audience was partly meant to further the idea which the Prince desired should be entertained among his followers, that Waverley was a character of political influence. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

He had half a mind to kindle a fire, he felt so chilly; but he had blocked up the vent, partly to keep out the cold, partly to shun the temptation of burning fuel. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

It came from the disk of the sun, which was partly visible over the icy crest of the distant mountains. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

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

Leisure is honorable and becomes imperative partly because it shows exemption from ignoble labor. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

Elizabeth Gaskell She had laid her cheek on Rover’s head, and had her arm round his neck, partly for a pillow, partly from an instinctive craving for warmth on that bitter cold day. Cousin Phillis by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

Joseph Furphy Her other brother had unfortunately sat down to eat his lunch on the wrong side of a partly grubbed tree. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

Walter Scott It was broken by Lady Ashton, who in that space partly recovered her natural audacity. The Bride of Lammermoor by Walter Scott [1819]

Arthur Conan Doyle She sat with her head on one shoulder, her eyes closed, her hair partly loosened — a model for a sculptor. The Land of Mist by Arthur Conan Doyle [1926]

George Meredith You have reared them to this pitch, and at this pitch they have partly civilized you. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Maria Edgeworth And thus, partly by his own warmth of temper, and partly by the falsehood of others, was Beauclerc urged on to the action he detested, to be the thing he hated. Helen by Maria Edgeworth

Julian Hawthorne On the opposite side of the road was a narrow strip of land planted with vegetables, and above this rose the abrupt side of a hill, ascended by a winding path partly hidden by the trees. Mrs. Gainsborough’s Diamonds by Julian Hawthorne

Carriages and litters were little used in Pompeii, partly owing to the extreme narrowness of the streets, partly to the convenient smallness of the city. The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1834]

D. H. Lawrence Can’t you rouse him up?” “I think it depresses him partly that his bowels won’t work. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

It was a terribly bitter memory to him, partly because he felt the whole incident to be discreditable to his parents, and he even concealed it from his wife till long after they were married. Charles Dickens by George Orwell [1940]

Anthony Trollope There was something in this which partly reconciled Silverbridge to his despised rival. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

Richard Burton Wilson ascribes it partly to Al-Moaz the Fatimite (A.D. 973), partly to his general and successor, Al-Hakim (?). Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Understand? When I first seen it in Lutz’s shop I wanted it, partly because it’s sech a purty thing, and partly because Lutz acted kinda queer about it. Claimed! by Francis Stevens

This partly accounts for the fact that in all countries it is easier for the scientists than for the writers to line up behind their respective governments. Collected Essays by George Orwell

Elizabeth Gaskell Mr Bradshaw always disliked going to church, partly from principle, partly because he never could find the places in the Prayer-book. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

Rudimentary organs are eminently variable; and this is partly intelligible, as they are useless, or nearly useless, and consequently are no longer subjected to natural selection. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

E. F. Benson And with a sudden thrill, partly of fear but chiefly of curiosity, I found myself standing in the doorway of my house of dream. The Room in the Tower by E. F. Benson

Arthur Conan Doyle A shelf of bottles and measures stood at one side, and a peculiar, heavy smell, partly chemical, partly animal, filled the air. The Sealed Room by Arthur Conan Doyle [1898]

In all this, Miss Keeldar partly yielded to her disposition; but a remark she made a year afterwards proved that she partly also acted on system. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

John Galsworthy Jolyon had a striking horrorpartly original sin, but partly the result of his early immorality — of the moral attitude. In Chancery by John Galsworthy

Jack London It struck on end, and on the right end; the whole front of the box came off; and out swept Dave Walsh on his feet, partly wrapped in a blanket, his yellow hair flying and showing bright in the sun. Lost Face by Jack London

George Gissing She became so at present, partly in consequence of the stimulants she had taken to support her through a trying ceremony, partly as a means of obtaining time to reflect. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

George Gissing In talk with Polly he always rose to hilarious anticipations, partly the result of amorous fervour; but this mood did not survive their parting. The Town Traveller by George Gissing [1897]

I spent three winters at Luxor, partly for my health, partly for pleasure, mainly to make artistic studies, as I am by profession a painter. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

Edith Wharton To me he was invariably kind, partly no doubt because of my interest in the archaeological wonders of his beloved country; and during the last years of his life I saw him frequently. A Backward Glance by Edith Wharton [1934]

George Eliot You, yourself, my Francesco, tell poetical lies only; partly compelled by the poet’s fervour, partly to please your audience; but you object to lies in prose. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

Elizabeth Gaskell Franky’s face was flushed, and he was trembling with excitement — partly with pleasure, but partly with some eager wish not yet granted. Libbie Marsh’s Three Eras by Elizabeth Gaskell [1847]

Margaret Oliphant The roofs were partly blue slates, that most prosaic of comfortable coverings, and partly the rough red tiles of the country, which shone warm through the naked boughs. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

George Gissing Subsequently, he confessed, he deserted his wife, partly because he wished for a child of his own, and felt jealous of her devotion to the little boy. Sleeping Fires by George Gissing [1896]

Jules Verne The road had been already partly cleared in their former excursions made from the corral to the west coast. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

George Eliot What can you do better nor fight ’em?” “Ye’re partly right there, Poyser,” said Mr. Craig, “but I’m not again’ the peace — to make a holiday for a bit. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

Walter Scott Their dialogue ran on as usual in the intervals of their labour, partly as between mistress and servant, partly as maintained by gossips of nearly equal quality. The Monastery by Walter Scott [1820]

It is partly a neck hold, and partly a paralysing backward twist of the right arm, but if it is practised on a man from behind, it locks him as sure as if he were handcuffed. Greenmantle by John Buchan

Then, suddenly, coffee had been introduced, and a partly filled coffee tin and a partly filled cocoa tin came to stand in rivalry, side by side. The Lonely House by Arthur Gask [1929]

In a vat were found the legs and thighs, partly raw, partly stewed or roasted. The Book of Were-Wolves by S. Baring-Gould [1865]

George Gissing Clara knows, an’ that’s partly why she makes so little of me; I know it is. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Beginners always set too difficult questionspartly because they are afraid of being suspected of ignorance if they set easy ones, and partly from not understanding their business. Science and Education by Thomas Henry Huxley

Wilkie Collins Next to the kitchen, and communicating with it by a door, was an outhouse; used, partly as a scullery, partly as a lumber-room. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

Arthur Conan Doyle When I’m cleaned out I go upon tramp, partly in the hope of picking up the price of a dram, and partly in order to look for you. The Mystery of Cloomber by Arthur Conan Doyle [1889]

Wilkie Collins On one side of it the Temple appeared, partly excavated, partly formed by a natural cavern. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

John Galsworthy He chose the evening, indeed, partly because Irene was more likely to be in, but mainly because he had failed to find sufficient resolution by daylight, had needed wine to give him extra daring. In Chancery by John Galsworthy

The face of the body showed yellow, repulsive, horrible! The eyes were partly open and upturned and the jaw fallen; traces of froth defiled the lips, the chin, the cheeks. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

William Godwin This tale has been discredited, partly on the score of the period of the death of Mary of Burgundy, which happened in 1481, when Trithemius was only nineteen years of age. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

Thomas Hardy She ran up and slipped her hand through Knight’s arm, partly for love, partly for stability. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

Rhetoric, according to its quality, stands in many degrees of relation to the permanencies of truth; and all rhetoric, like all flesh, is partly unreal, and the glory of both is fleeting. Charles Lamb by Thomas De Quincey

I had a bit of bread-and-butter at that hour, feeling famished, and I expect that partly spoiled my appetite. The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith

Thomas Hardy I can see that she is exceptionally bright; and it is partly a wish for intellectual sympathy, and a craving for loving-kindness in my solitude. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

But Peyrol's uplifted hand fell only on his shoulder in a hearty slap which made him sit down suddenly on a locker in a partly collapsed attitude and unable to speak. The Rover by Joseph Conrad [1923]

Walter Scott In the anxiety which he felt on this occasion, he had held communication with an old acquaintance, Peter Drudgeit, with whom the reader is partly acquainted. Redgauntlet by Walter Scott [1824]

Sidney Colvin His sufferings were very great, partly from the nature of the disease itself, partly from the effect of the disastrous lowering and starving treatment at that day employed to combat it. Keats by Sidney Colvin [1887]

Goldwin Smith We have a memoir of his life, partly written by himself, in the form of letters, and completed under his superintendence. Cowper by Goldwin Smith [1880]

William Morris Then she went on: “But sithence, months ago, the Lady began to weary of this dastard, despite of his beauty; and then it was thy turn to be swept into her net; I partly guess how. The Wood Beyond the World by William Morris [1894]

George Meredith He put it by and talked gaily, till Mrs. Chump, partly to account for the defection of the lady, observed that she knew they had a quarrel. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

He had peopled it with a legion of familiar phantoms, evoked partly from fragments of history and partly from his own brain, but it also boasted two inmates of flesh and blood. The Chronicles of Clovis by Saki

With a scoop and hands the grave was partly filled in with sand, but the mound at the end was not touched. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

Thomas Hardy She dared not tell him, for she had found by delicate experiment that these smouldering village beliefs made him furious if mentioned, partly because he half entertained them himself. Wessex Tales by Thomas Hardy [1888]

Washington Irving His school-house was a low building of one large room, rudely constructed of logs; the windows partly glazed, and partly patched with leaves of old copy-books. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

Helen Zimmern She supplies the lighter element, while the sterner is supplied by Harry, the brother she idolizes, who is partly her companion, partly her teacher. Maria Edgeworth by Helen Zimmern

Jules Verne Moreover, the atmosphere was close, as if the oxygen had been partly burned up, and had become unfit for respiration. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

These jungle dwellers raise their houses on very high posts, partly because tigers abound. The Golden Chersonese and the way thither by Isabella L. Bird [1883]

The heavy bolts slid back, and a man entered, partly closing the door behind him. The Heads of Cerberus by Francis Stevens

Henry James They came forward in a wavering, tentative, unintroduced way — partly, I could see, because the place was dark and partly because their visit was in its nature experimental, a stretch of confidence. The Patagonia by Henry James [1888]

Edith Wharton She remembered that he had once put a job in Ralph’s way, and had let her understand that he had done it partly for her sake. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

It was neither a locket, a miniature, nor a cross; it was a ring wrapped in an oblong piece of paper — the paper partly written, partly printed, yellow with age, and crumpled with much folding. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

He resigned his tutorship in 1880, partly because he found himself not entirely in his element, and partly because literature was becoming the predominant interest in his life. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

Olaf Stapledon This was done partly by heavy subsidies. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

Elizabeth Gaskell Partly for wantonness, partly to vent his spleen upon some living creature, Mr. Gisborne took his gun, and fired — he had better have never fired gun again, than aimed that unlucky shot. The Poor Clare by Elizabeth Gaskell [1856]

The grass was wet with dew; beneath the window it had been trodden and partly leveled for a wide space, from which a devious trail, visible in the light of a lantern, led away into the bushes. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

Anne Bronte Partly from accident, partly from wilful negligence on my part (for I was really beginning to dislike him), several weeks elapsed before I saw my friend again. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte [1848]

Olaf Stapledon They were now partly filled with snowdrifts. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

George Meredith A sad or a culprit air did not befit him: one reckoned up his foibles and errors when seeing him under a partly beaten aspect. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

But the general impression was pleasant, partly because he always looked as if he had that moment emerged as speckless as his surplices from Mrs. Nicholls’ washtub. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

Edith Wharton They had chosen a slow steamer, on an unfashionable line, partly from economy, partly because of Halo’s wish to avoid acquaintances; and their choice had been rewarded. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

Frances Hodgson Burnett The correct and naturally rigid Andrews lay flat upon her stomach and wriggled herself partly under the edge. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

John Ruskin It is, however, still necessary, partly as a mechanical check on arbitrary issues; partly as a means of exchanges with foreign nations. Munera Pulveris by John Ruskin

G. K. Chesterton Of course he got on with them partly because of his own little dose of Eastern blood; he got it from his mother, the dancer from Damascus; everybody knows that. The Man Who Knew Too Much by G. K. Chesterton

One half of her looked at the other half of her, partly in mockery, partly in wonder. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Julian Hawthorne It partly died away; then it again burst forth, clinging to the listener’s ears and stabbing them, and leaving a sting that rankled there long afterwards. The Laughing Mill by Julian Hawthorne

Nathaniel Hawthorne The effect was to make her appear like an inhabitant of pictureland, a partly ideal creature, not to be handled, nor even approached too closely. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

Nathaniel Hawthorne The cloak falling partly off, she was seen to be a very young woman dressed in a poor but decent gown, made high in the neck, and without any regard to fashion or smartness. The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

Henry James I said it partly because it was true, but I said it for other reasons, as well, which I found hard to define. The Pension Beaurepas by Henry James [1879]

Nellie Bly When partly assured that I had no trunks he said that it was not necessary to get out with my hand-bag, as no one would think it necessary to examine it. Around the World in Seventy-Two Days by Nellie Bly [1890]

Victor Hugo A rent disclosed the ribs — partly corpse, partly skeleton. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

The engagements arose partly out of business relations. The Imperialist by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1904]

Andrew Lang But that is partly because the Odyssey has to contrast civilised (“just”) with wild outlandish people — Cyclopes and Laestrygons, who are “lawless. Homer and His Age by Andrew Lang

Frances Hodgson Burnett The partly rebuilt ruin of Darreuch rose at last before his view high on the moor as he drove up the winding road. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Wilkie Collins Found guilty, the prisoner had been recommended to mercy by the jurypartly in consideration of her youth; partly as an expression of sympathy and respect for her unhappy father. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Mark Twain He has rebuilt Paris and has partly rebuilt every city in the state. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Washington Irving While performing at Cork, he undertook, partly in jest, to restore life to the body of a malefactor, who had just been executed. The Life of Oliver Goldsmith by Washington Irving [1840]

Anthony Trollope He had known Lord Castlewell to be in love with a dozen singers, partly because he thought himself to be a judge of music, and partly simply because he had liked their looks. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Sinclair Lewis Bene!” As they went back downstairs, through the partly open door of the third bedroom peered an old man with a fall of despondent mustache and an ancient cape gone gray-green. World So Wide by Sinclair Lewis

Pob. ded Piru, Ms. The Spaniards were encamped in the great square, partly under awnings, and partly in the hall of the Inca Viracocha, on the ground since covered by the cathedral. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

In fact nothing less than partly murdering her. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

H. Rider Haggard Then for an hour or more their talk went on — partly about Juanna, partly about other things. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

Anthony Trollope It had arisen partly from this cause, that there had been something of a counter reaction at the last general election. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

They partly made it up awhile back, but didn’t fancy doing it altogether by themselves. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

Richard Burton They have also a saying not unlike ours — “She partly is to blame who has been tried; He comes too near who comes to be denied. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

The last seven years of his life were spent partly at Hammersmith and partly at Kelmscott, the old manor house, lying on the banks of the Upper Thames, which he had tenanted since 1878. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

I don’t quite know why — partly curiosity, perhaps, and partly as a kind of precaution. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

Henry James The tall window was open, and though its green shutters were partly drawn the bright air of the garden had come in through a broad interstice and filled the room with warmth and perfume. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

This is partly the cause of their clumsiness. Eothen by Alexander William Kinglake [1844]

D. H. Lawrence But they loved the Guild. It was the only thing to which they did not grudge their mother — and that partly because she enjoyed it, partly because of the treats they derived from it. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Virginia Woolf The lunch hour in the office was only partly spent by Denham in the consumption of food. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

Anthony Trollope She partly disbelieved her brother, and partly thought that circumstances could not be so bad as they were described. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

H. G. Wells I kept away from home all day, partly to support a fiction that I was sedulously seeking another situation, and partly to escape the persistent question in my mother’s eyes. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

Now it was undoubtedly partly through the aid of Blendiron, the assistant head warder, and Bullock, the other warder, that Fallon got away from the stockade. The Lonely House by Arthur Gask [1929]

Leon Trotsky I roamed about the building from one floor to another, partly for the sake of movement and partly to make sure that everything was in order and to encourage those who needed it. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Maria Edgeworth Through the long approach, she caught various views of the house, partly gothic, partly of modern architecture; it seemed of great extent and magnificence. Helen by Maria Edgeworth

George Gissing And so conversing they shortened the journey to remote Dulwich. With gathered skirts and a fear, partly real but more affected, Miss Sparkes entered the yard where Gammon’s dogs were kept. The Town Traveller by George Gissing [1897]

He ran away into the comforting mist, partly because he liked it better, partly because there was nowhere else. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

Olaf Stapledon He strove to live according to the schoolboy ethic, partly because he genuinely admired it, partly so as to assume the protective colouring of his surroundings. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

The man was partly hidden by a bush, and that he had not caught sight of them was evident, for with a pair of glasses to his eyes, he was sweeping everywhere around. The Poisoned Goblet by Arthur Gask [1935]

Anthony Trollope Immediately after breakfast Mr Robarts escaped to the Dragon of Wantly, partly because he had had enough of the matutinal Mrs Proudie, and partly also in order that he might hurry his friends there. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

Arnold Bennett He said nothing, partly from timid discretion, but partly because he was preoccupied with the thought of the malignant and subtle power working secretly in his father’s brain. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

She had fallen in love with him in the beginning, partly because he was “straighter” than the men she associated with. Moth and Rust by Mary Cholmondeley [1912]

But if there were hardships to be borne, they were partly offset by the fact that life nowadays had a greater dignity than it had had before. Animal Farm by George Orwell [1944]

E. F. Benson And just for the time, as I say, I’m “off” the age of Elizabeth, partly poor Daisy’s fault, no doubt. Mapp and Lucia by E. F. Benson [1931]

He took some fearsome tosses in shell-holes, but partly erect and partly on all fours he did the fifty yards and tumbled into a Turkish trench right on top of a dead man. Greenmantle by John Buchan

Leslie Stephen He therefore induced a Major Cleland, a retired officer of some position, to put his name to the letter, which it is possible that he may have partly written. Alexander Pope by Leslie Stephen [1880]

George Eliot He looked long, as if he were trying to decipher something that was partly rubbed out; and his hands began to tremble noticeably. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

George Eliot Mr Lyon, however, by listening attentively, had begun partly to divine the source of her trouble. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

H. G. Wells The girl he was engaged to at Clapton Hill tried to get it out of him, and threw him over partly because he refused, and partly because, as she said, he fairly gave her the “‘ump. Twelve Stories and a Dream by H. G. Wells [1903]

Olaf Stapledon It was due partly to the widespread use of efficient contraceptive methods, partly to anxiety about economic insecurity, partly to a vague sense of the futility and falsity of civilization. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

This topic was never let alone for long, partly because of Ellis’s obsession. Burmese Days by George Orwell

John Stuart Mill That first of judicial virtues, impartiality, is an obligation of justice, partly for the reason last mentioned; as being a necessary condition of the fulfilment of the other obligations of justice. Utilitarianism by John Stuart Mill

Arthur Conan Doyle A melancholy group they were, sallow-faced, long-visaged and dolorous, partly from the effects of a long course of study and partly from their present trepidation. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

D. H. Lawrence It was so phantom-like, so ghostly, with its tall pale trees and many dead trees, like corpses, partly charred by bush fires: and then the foliage so dark, like grey-green iron. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Anne Bronte My resolution is formed, my plan concocted, and already partly put in execution. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte [1848]

No one likes to have stones, not to say mud, thrown at him, though they are not meant to hurt him badly and may be partly thrown in joke. Literature and Life by William Dean Howells

Charles Kingsley He was lounging (so he told Amyas) one murky day on Bideford quay, when up came Mr. Salterne. Cary had shunned him of late, partly from delicacy, partly from dislike of his supposed hard-heartedness. Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley

They partly told me on the Sunday. The parson — a good, straight, manly man he was — he had me told for fear I should go too close up to it, and not have time to prepare. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

Jules Verne At times, the stranger gave some slight attention to what was said, and the settlers were soon convinced that he partly understood them. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Wilkie Collins The notes in Benjamin’s book were partly written in shorthand, and were, on that account, of no use to me in their existing condition. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

Leaping from his partly recumbent position, Craik Mansell faced the intruder with indignant inquiry written in every line of his white and determined face. Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green

A successful book in rather the same vein as Raffles is Stingaree. At this date, the charm of Raffles is partly in the period atmosphere and partly in the technical excellence of the stories. Raffles and Miss Blandish by George Orwell [1944]