Phrases with "partly"

But a grievous complaint, partly brought on by uneasiness of mind, partly inherited from his father, who had died of it, had speedily attacked Nash, one for which there was no cure. Caromel’s Farm by Ellen Wood [1878]

Partly constructed, partly excavated, it is approached by a forecourt, the roof of which was supported by eight square columns. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Thomas Hardy Their talk was of Angel Clare and Tess, and Tess’s persistent lover, whose connection with her previous history they had partly heard and partly guessed ere this. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Yet, or perhaps therefore, his life had been pleasant to him, partly by the Fortune which confirms or ruins the care of generals, partly through his own instinctive tactical care. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

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]

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]

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

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]

He determined to remove Achilles’ haughtiness partly by blaming him seasonably, partly by exhorting him genially not to be completely embittered. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

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

G. K. Chesterton In other words, he is a Christian, and not a Christian Scientist. The distinction doubtless is partly explained by the problems severally selected. A Miscellany of Men by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

The girl had not lost patience, for she was herself partly to blame. Tiny Luttrell by E. W. Hornung [1893]

George Gissing The weakness is partly due to our poverty, partly to our ignorance. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

George Gissing The teaching by which he partly lived was of a kind quite unknown to the respectable tutorial world. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

As far as you’re concerned it’s partly a confession. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

Andrew Lang After a year spent in Chatham, he returned to Edinburgh, where he spent the rest of his life, busy partly with his art of healing, partly with literature. Adventures Among Books by Andrew Lang

Henry James He went wherever he was asked, on principle, partly to study American society and partly because in Washington pastimes seemed to him not so numerous that one could afford to neglect occasions. Pandora by Henry James [1884]

Ford Madox Ford As a matter of fact, Maisie’s being in Edward’s room had been the result, partly of poverty, partly of pride, partly of sheer innocence. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

The writing even was here and there partly obliterated. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

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

What puzzles me is whether that is partly my own or wholly John the Silentiar’s. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

Jane Austen She had once partly promised Mrs Smith to spend the evening with her; but in a short hurried call she excused herself and put it off, with the more decided promise of a longer visit on the morrow. Persuasion by Jane Austen [1818]

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]

M. R. James However, I paid a visit to Barchester, partly with the view of finding out whether there were any relics of the woodwork to be heard of. More Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James

There is very little doubt that it had its effect; everyone agreed that the trickle of Fascist deserters was partly caused by it. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

G. K. Chesterton It is partly like the atmosphere of a dream; in which so many incongruous things cause no surprise. Robert Louis Stevenson by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

Henry Fielding Containing several curious night-adventures, in which Mr Adams fell into many hair-breadth ‘scapes, partly owing to his goodness, and partly to his inadvertency. The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews and his friend Mr Abraham Adams by Henry Fielding

Francis Bacon History of Motions partly Natural and partly Violent; as of Respiration, Cough, Urine, Stool, etc. Preparative toward a Natural and Experimental History by Francis Bacon

George Meredith The latter had partly retained him in her service, having given him directions to call at her hotel in Milan, and help her to communicate with her old friend. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Walter Scott Behind him, panting and trembling, partly with cold and partly with terror, came Douban, the slave well skilled in medicine. Count Robert of Paris by Walter Scott [1832]

This effect is wrought partly by a coercive, educational adaptation of the habits of all individuals, partly by a selective elimination of the unfit individuals and lines of descent. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

He was reluctantly accepted, partly through a mistake as to his attitude — through the confusion of his point of view with his private opinion — in the reader’s mind. Henry James by William Dean Howells

Wilkie Collins It was only a bedroom; and I furnished it myself — partly for the sake of economy (the rent being not half as much as for a furnished room); and partly for the sake of cleanliness. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

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

Her thick, long hair had been partly removed at the beginning of her illness, and now she wore it simply combed in its natural tresses over her temples and neck. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

Virginia Woolf Partly one’s lazy; partly one’s shy. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf [1925]

George Eliot But I partly foresaw your opposition, and as a prompt decision was necessary, I avoided that obstacle, and decided without consulting you. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

Henry James This was partly veracity on our hero’s part, but it was also partly charity. The American by Henry James [1877]

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

The Midlanders did not hide away their trams in back streets; they trailed them proudly through their chiefest thoroughfares, partly from braggadocio, partly from a misplaced idea of utility. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

Anthony Trollope But how should she answer it? Her mind was soon made up, with many tears, partly for her friend and partly for herself. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

In any case the Military Training Act is only an experiment, aimed partly at impressing opinion abroad and partly at accustoming the English people to the idea of conscription. Democracy in the British Army by George Orwell [1939]

Samuel Johnson It fills a large hollow between two ridges of high rocks, being supplied partly by the torrents which fall into it on either side, and partly, as is supposed, by springs at the bottom. A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson

Arnold Bennett He had a desire to restore her dignity, partly because she was his wife and partly because he hated to see any human being beaten. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

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

It was a festival, partly agricultural, partly religious, held yearly by the peasants of that district. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

Jeremy Bentham It is the same thing with regard to climate, and those peculiarities in respect of animal and vegetable produce, which are the consequences, partly of this circumstance and partly of the former. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

D. H. Lawrence And she knew, partly it was her own fault. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

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

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]

He was inclined to pity Flory, partly because he thought him childish and easily deceived, and partly because of the birthmark, which he considered a dreadful thing. Burmese Days by George Orwell

Henry David Thoreau It is partly borrowed fire, gathering strength from the sun on its way to your eye. Autumnal Tints by Henry David Thoreau [1862]

Charles Kingsley Soon a large Spaniard drifts by, deserted and partly burnt. Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley

She fumbled slowly with her purse, partly because her sex do not burn to pay debts of honour, partly to admire the play of her little knuckles peeping between their soft white cushions. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

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]

Francis Bacon So I have made a platform of a princely garden, partly by precept, partly by drawing, not a model, but some general lines of it; and in this I have spared for no cost. The Essays by Francis Bacon [1601]

M. P. Shiel That night, however, a dark fit was upon her — partly a reaction from her flush of freedom the day before, partly a result of seeing round her the wreck of her goods. The Lost Viol by M. P. Shiel [1905]

Matthew Arnold The painter would find no embarrassment in sketching the portrait of this sedate venerable personage, whose crown is partly stripped of its hoary honours. The Study of Celtic Literature by Matthew Arnold [1867]

He blustered a little, partly at the loss, chiefly at the encouragement of tramps, calling it astounding folly. Mrs. Todhetley’s Earrings by Ellen Wood [1873]

Sir Walter Scott Both were smeared with recent blood, and a quantity of saw-dust strewed around, partly retained and partly obliterated the marks of a very late execution. A Legend of Montrose by Sir Walter Scott [1819]

H. G. Wells Half way up was a square enclosure of some greyish stone, which I found subsequently was built partly of coral and partly of pumiceous lava. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells [1896]

Last night I went out unbeknowns after midnight, partly to reassure myself, partly — I beg your pardon, Mr. Manders?” “I didn’t speak. Mr. Justice Raffles by E. W. Hornung [1909]

Washington Irving This had its origin partly in policy and partly in superstition. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

Yes, it was true; partly true, he said. Sandstone Torr by Ellen Wood [1874]

Rafael Sabatini He had protected the girl partly because she was Barbaro’s niece, and partly because her romantic air and delicate loveliness assured him that it would be pleasant to protect her. Casanova’s Alibi by Rafael Sabatini

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu His eyes were half open, and nothing but the white balls partly visible. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

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

William Morris And moreover, the history of that book is partly false of intention and ill-will, and partly a confused medley of true and false, which has come of mere chance-hap. The Well At The World’s End by William Morris [1896]

Isabella Bird I think that Hadji, though in great pain, poor fellow, is partly shamming. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Anthony Trollope I think she partly told me what had passed between you two, but only in part. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Olaf Stapledon No doubt it is a long journey from the unicellular ancestor to Shakespeare, and the whole route is partly determined by environmental influences. Saints and Revolutionaries by Olaf Stapledon

The ancient philosophies were of two kinds — exoteric, those that the philosophers themselves could partly understand, and esoteric, those that nobody could understand. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

Thomas Hardy Is it that you won’t come in because you wish to stand here, and think over the past hours of enjoyment?” “Well, that’s partly it,” said Mr. Venn, with ostentatious sentiment. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

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]

Some distance up the beach a number of men were gathered about a large object which was partly obscured by an intervening tent, so that he could not quite make out its nature. Nightmare! by Francis Stevens

Thomas Hardy That’s partly what I meant by saying that magnitude, which up to a certain point has grandeur, has beyond it ghastliness. Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy [1895]

George Gissing It was a long story, gathered, in the last few minutes, partly from the culprit herself, partly from her fellow-servants. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

Arnold Bennett She went into the house through the garden and delicately stamped her feet on the lobby tiles, partly to warm them and shake off a few bits of snow, and partly to announce clearly her arrival. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

Arthur Morrison A little examination, however, shows it to be intended for a chimney-pot partly covered with a basket. The Chronicles of Martin Hewitt by Arthur Morrison

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

Robert Louis Stevenson And when at last I began to flee up the mountain, it was indeed partly to escape from the raw air that kept me coughing, but it was also part in play. The Silverado Squatters by Robert Louis Stevenson

William Godwin Thus, partly from similar, and partly from different motives, we felt alike in this, as we did perhaps in every other circumstance that related to our intercourse. Memoirs of the Author of a Vindication of the Rights of Woman by William Godwin [1798]

William Dampier There are some few small high islands within a league of the Main, scattering here and there one: these are partly woody, partly bare; and they as well as the Main appear very pleasant. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

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]

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

There were ten or more ships moored along the bank, and the one he meant was partly hidden away from my sight by her next astern. The Shadow Line by Joseph Conrad [1917]

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]

He did not think of him more often than he must, partly because he was a scandal, partly because he loved him. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Lady Morgan The door lay partly open; Glorvina was seated at a table, and apparently engaged in writing a letter, I paused a moment for breath ere I advanced. The Wild Irish Girl by Lady Morgan [1806]

Andrew Lang This may be the fault of public taste, or partly of public taste, partly of defect in practical knowledge on the side of the authors. Alfred Tennyson by Andrew Lang

George Gissing She is a lady of middle age, slight, not ungraceful, handsome; the look of pain about her forehead is partly habitual, but the consciousness of Sunday intensifies it. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

But the reason is partly in ourselves; for our voice at night is usually vehement, we either commanding others to do something or asking short questions with heat and concern. Symposiacs by Plutarch

We have seen how, as early as Head or Kirkman, the possibility of making such a source out of the ways of special trades, professions, employments, and vocations had been partly seen and utilised. The English Novel by George Saintsbury [1913]

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]

Leslie Stephen His reputation as a party manager was immense; and is partly justified by his quick recognition of Swift’s extraordinary qualifications. Swift by Leslie Stephen [1882]

Henry James This scheme is partly frustrated by circumstances, and Butler’s purpose towards Ellen thus becomes a much more sinister one. Hawthorne by Henry James [1879]

Olaf Stapledon They are responses partly to a condition of the external world, partly to a condition of the organism itself. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

Arthur Morrison My good uncle, the Colonel, was not in the habit of gathering large house parties at his place at Ratherby, partly because the place was not a great one, and partly because the Colonel’s gout was. The Chronicles of Martin Hewitt by Arthur Morrison

Arthur Machen It was curious that, partly by his own fault, and largely, no doubt, through the operation of mere coincidence, he was once or twice strongly confirmed in this fantastic delusion. The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen [1907]

Andrew Lang Satchells’ long-winded story is partly in unrhymed and unmetrical lines, partly in rhymes of various metres. Sir Walter Scott and the Border Minstrelsy by Andrew Lang [1910]

Walter Besant I am in disguise, partly because I also was with the insurgents, and am not desirous of being taken. Dorothy Forster by Walter Besant [1884]

H. G. Wells Then he shifted his grip from my uncle’s wrist to the seat of his tight black trousers and partly lifted and partly impelled him up the staircase. The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

The peculiar views which he adopted and partly professed on religion must have been formed then. Gibbon by James Cotter Morison [1878]

Olaf Stapledon We have already seen that cognition (which includes every kind of apprehending) is determined partly by the object cognised and partly by the dynamic nature of the individual. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

G. K. Chesterton We did not talk to him very much; partly because he was deaf but much more because he was not dumb. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

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

George Gissing Well, it was partly my nature and partly what I’d gone through; we hadn’t been married more than a month or two when I began to find fault with her, and from that day on she could never please me. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

The trouble originated partly from Mrs. Burton’s impulsiveness and want of tact. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

Elizabeth Gaskell I believe he’s in Belgium, and that he went there about a fortnight ago, partly to avoid his creditors. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

But her enthusiasm was of a far purer order, and was restrained within proper bounds, partly by the sweetness of a very feminine nature, and partly by a strict and methodical education. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

The host was alone, seated before his desk, one of the drawers of which was partly open. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

George Meredith They were yesterday for love; partly for distinction, for a woman having beauty to shine in the sphere of beauty; but chiefly to love and be loved, therefore to live. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

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]

But in a country neighbourhood, such a woman as Miss Vipen is a godsend, partly because, in addition to being a centre of gossip, she is often the source of authentic news. Barbara Rebell by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1905]

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

Olaf Stapledon The spirit of Man saw that he himself was partly responsible for this blind rage, for he had done his utmost to infuriate men against the old order. Death into Life by Olaf Stapledon

The silly whimsiness of present-day children’s books could perhaps be partly traced back to him. Collected Essays by George Orwell

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]

Elizabeth Gaskell I worked away — partly for the sake of my family at home, partly because my uncle had really taught me to enjoy the kind of practice in which he himself took such delight. The Poor Clare by Elizabeth Gaskell [1856]

John Morley But partly also this blindness arose from the fact that Voltaire measured the achievements of Catholicism by the magnitude of its pretensions. Voltaire by John Morley

John Galsworthy What have you come back for? “Partly for the pleasure of seeing you,” said Fleur, “and partly because we forgot to arrange for the first sitting. Swan Song by John Galsworthy

George Meredith The sigh was partly voluntary, though unforced; as one may with ready sincerity act a character that is our own only through sympathy. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Her bonnet and parasol lay at her feet, her scarf had dropped, and she looked like a lovely child, her lips partly open, her cheeks flushed, and her beautiful hair falling around. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Nathaniel Hawthorne His poor brains being hopelessly puzzled with this dilemma, he at length ventures out, partly resolving to cross the head of the street and send one hasty glance toward his forsaken domicile. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

It can still be partly read; and whatever is worth doing, is surely worth doing well. The Ebb-Tide by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

They are partly simple and unreflected expressions of an attitude of emulative ferocity, partly activities deliberately entered upon with a view to gaining repute for prowess. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

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]

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]

Anne Bronte The fault may be partly in myself, but I hope not altogether. Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte [1847]

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

But they were removed from the scope of his imagination, partly by the accidents I have mentioned and partly, no doubt, by a simple lack in him of the inclination to seek and to know them. The Imperialist by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1904]

Jonathan Swif I have lodged here near a fortnight, partly for the air and exercise, partly to be near the Court, where dinners are to be found. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

John Lewis Burckhard In A.H. 984, his son Murad repaired and partly rebuilt the three other sides, that had not been touched by him. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

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]

Anthony Trollope And this was partly true, for had her son been dishonoured, she would have sunk with sorrow to the grave. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

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]

He flew out, and hurled a mountain of crude, miscellaneous lore upon Jerome, of which, partly for want of time, partly for lack of learning, I can reproduce but a few fragments. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

He had served with some distinction, partly from luck, and partly from his brain which organized well. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

George Gissing He was fortunate in his temper, moral and intellectual; partly directing circumstances, partly guided by their pressure, he advanced on the way of harmonious development. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Sir Walter Scott And, respecting the Supplication of this young man, I partly guess where the matter lies; and in plain troth I had promised to George Heriot to be good to the lad — But then, here the shoe pinches. The Fortunes of Nigel by Sir Walter Scott [1822]

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]

Anthony Trollope I partly guess what use you will make of what I have said to you. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Charlotte Perkins Gilman We were free to study as much as we wished, and were not left merely to wander in the garden for recreation but introduced to a great gymnasium, partly on the roof and partly in the story below. Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1915]

Henry James Her laughter appeared partly addressed to the good faith with which Miriam described herself as preponderantly interested in the subtler problems of her art. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

It is clear that melody is twofold — one of the voice, the other of instruments, partly wind, partly string. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

Lucy Maud Montgomery All the fifth-class girls said, “Oh!” partly in excitement, partly in dismay. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

George Eliot And since I came, Romola, I have felt that I was sent partly to thee — not to renew the bonds of earthly affection, but to deliver the heavenly warning conveyed in a vision. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

George Gissing I believe it partly explains her life. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

Henry Adams How much its character had changed or was changing, they could not wholly know, and they could but partly feel. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Mary Webb When she came forth like a lily from the mould, Abel staggered backwards, partly in clownish mirth, partly in astonishment. Gone to Earth by Mary Webb [1917]

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]

Sir Walter Scott He retained the gravity of a judge, even while he drank like a fish, partly from his own natural inclination to good liquor, partly in the way of good fellowship towards his guests. The Fortunes of Nigel by Sir Walter Scott [1822]

Dorothy’s head was aching diabolically, partly from the heat of the conservatory, partly from the strain of simultaneously sewing and trying to visualize patterns for brown paper jackboots. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

Arnold Bennett Edwin said nothing as to his encounter with Tertius Ingpen, partly from prudence and partly from timidity. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

T. E. Lawrence Partly it was superstition — he feared the newly-dead around us; partly lest the Turks return in force; partly lest other clans of the Howeitat take us, lying there broken and asleep. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

The alcalde, who was showing us through the jail, dispersed them all in a great rage, which I suspected was partly assumed for our edification. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Her soft slippers bore her noiselessly down the carpeted hall, but hearing voices inside she stopped near the partly openers door. Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

We got a few knocks and scrapes against the trees, but, partly through the horses being pretty clever in their kind of way, and having sharpish eyesight of our own, we pulled through. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

Wilkie Collins I am an ignorant man in matters of this sort, and partly to satisfy my curiosity, partly to change the subject, I asked to see the house. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

This is due partly to the relief it affords in being different from what went before it, partly to its being reputable. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

George Meredith It is partly endurable to win eulogy for our stately fortitude in losing, but Laetitia was unaware that he flung away a stake; so she could not praise him for his merits. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Andrew Lang In Rome, it is at least probable that fetichism, as in Greece, was partly a survival, partly a new growth from the primal root of human superstitions. Custom and Myth by Andrew Lang

Wilkie Collins My present idea is to take Rachel to London — partly to relieve her mind by a complete change, partly to try what may be done by consulting the best medical advice. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

E. F. Benson She took a long breath, partly of relief, partly to satisfy the demands of her galloping heart. How Fear Departed from the Long Gallery by E. F. Benson

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

At last, partly in real pedantry, partly with humorous intent to puzzle them, he delivered his astounding mind. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

On reaching the apartment which opened upon the oak-chamber he was surprised to observe the door of that room partly open, and the room itself lit up. The Purcell Papers by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

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]

Anthony Trollope It will depend partly on how you manage with Sowerby, and partly on the hands it goes into. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

She was as little like a fashionable young lady as it was well possible to be, partly because she had hitherto been secluded from the great world, partly from the care bestowed upon her training. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

The channel had partly recovered its appearance, and it may be our old one after all. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

They accordingly got together a body of troops, partly Chinese and partly European, and under European officers, to which they entrusted the defence of the town. Eminent Victorians by Lytton Strachey

Anthony Trollope Doubtless that look, made up partly of offence and partly of female dignity, no longer clouds her brow. Hunting Sketches by Anthony Trollope

G. K. Chesterton It seemed never to have occurred to them that the benefit of exercise belongs partly to the benefit of liberty. The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

Andrew Lang The scene is partly in Greece, partly at the Parthian Court, about 80–60 B.C. Crassus is the villain. Adventures Among Books by Andrew Lang

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]

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

Wilkie Collins Directing the lad to bring him water from these resources, Geoffrey tore down the curtains in a flaming heap, partly on the bed and partly on the sofa near it. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

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]

When Thomas Rymer died, partly of a broken heart, Benjamin had again gone off, and Margaret continued to keep the business going. Margaret Rymer by Ellen Wood [1875]

George Meredith He blamed the young lady who could go twice to visit a Mrs. Marsett; partly exposed a suspicion of her. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

Henry James I thought there might be some mistake, and that’s partly why I came. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

His relative, the laird of Raeburn, on one occasion wrung the neck of a pet starling, which the child had partly tamed. Sir Walter Scott by Richard H. Hutton [1878]

H. G. Wells He had been partly told and partly left to infer, and anyhow he was beginning to understand about Mr. Rathbone–Sanders. That he could dismiss. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

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]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I know as certainly as we walk here side by side, Dan, that Germany means to go to war again, partly a war of vengeance, partly a war of aggrandisement. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Arnold Bennett She even began to like her tiny bedroom, partly because it was so easy to keep warm (the question of artificial heat was growing acute in Paris), and partly because it ensured her privacy. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

H. G. Wells Partly this was reaction after the intense toil and restrained excitement of starting; partly it was the overwhelming sense of strange new experiences, of portentous adventure. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

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]

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

She hated the very name of Islip: partly because they held no longer any part in the place, partly because the Bell was in it. Chandler & Chandler by Ellen Wood [1875]

It was possibly of this that David was subtly aware, partly this that roused his uneasiness. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

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

But even for that point of estate and means, I partly lean to Thales’ opinion, That a philosopher may be rich if he will. Bacon by R. W. Church [1884]

The dead have not that look — it partly restored me, and turning my head backward, I saw the smooth white expanse of sidewalk, unbroken from street to street. Can Such Things Be? by Ambrose Bierce [1893]

H. G. Wells Indeed, it is partly with the idea of such a possibility that I have thrown this narrative into a form that will give it a chance of being read by the ordinary consumer of fiction. The Crystal Egg by H. G. Wells [1897]

Robert Louis Stevenson To the old our mouths are always partly closed; we must swallow our obvious retorts and listen. Memories and Portraits by Robert Louis Stevenson

Olaf Stapledon But racial passion has been roused, partly by the propaganda of trade interests in New Nippon, partly by your own press. Collected Stories by Olaf Stapledon

There are lots of relations, Jenkinses. Sir Daniel partly brought up two orphan nephews—at least, he paid for their schooling and left each a little money to place them out in life. Lady Jenkins by Ellen Wood [1879]

Why had I joined the Army? Or the million other idiots who joined up before conscription came in? Partly for a lark and partly because of England my England and Britons never never and all that stuff. Coming up for Air by George Orwell