Phrases with "physical"

Arnold Bennett She dressed in a physical torment which, however, had no more reality than a nightmare. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Radclyffe Hall Stephen’s craze for physical culture increased, and now it began to invade the schoolroom. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

Arnold Bennett Even assuming a married man gets a few advantages that I miss, they’re all purely physical ——” “Oh no! Not at all. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

There is no one of us who may not at any moment be thrown, bound hand and foot by physical incapacity, into the hands of a medical practitioner. Science and Education by Thomas Henry Huxley

Robert Louis Stevenson For love rests upon a physical basis; it is a familiarity of nature’s making and apart from voluntary choice. Virginibus Puerisque by Robert Louis Stevenson

But the last form of the battle between the animistic and the physical views of life is seen in the contention whether the physical analysis of vital phenomena can be carried beyond this point or not. Science and Education by Thomas Henry Huxley

Thomas Hardy To his surprise, the physician informed him that such a form of delusion was precisely what he would have expected from Annetta’s antecedents at such a physical crisis in her life. A Group of Noble Dames by Thomas Hardy [1891]

I was, as I have said before, endowed with an unusual degree of physical power, disciplined in early youth by athletic exercise and contest. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

Henry Handel Richardson In this dullness, which warped their intercourse and made all but the crude physical side of it a cumbrous and a laboured thing, her eyes alone had no share. Succedaneum by Henry Handel Richardson

The idea of water filled my thoughts, and I believed that, priest-like, it would give me physical absolution before I died. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

Virginia Woolf The flesh poured over her, the hot, nerve wired, now lit up, now dark as the grave physical body. Between the Acts by Virginia Woolf [1941]

Wylder was plainly under no physical coercion. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

But in Gourlay was a rawness of nerve, a sensitiveness to physical impression, which kept him fretting and stewing, and never allowed him to lapse on a sluggish indifference. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

E. F. Benson Now it is hard ever to recall mere physical sensations, when they have passed. In the Tube by E. F. Benson

Charles Kingsley All men can partake of the gains of free scientific thought, not merely by enjoying its physical results, but by becoming more scientific men themselves. Science by Charles Kingsley

In all his expeditions he was careful to study the resources of the country, its social organisation, and its physical capacities. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

When I had been up against a real, urgent, physical risk, like Loos, the danger at any rate had been clear. Greenmantle by John Buchan

If these four points are not carefully attended to by anybody who undertakes the teaching of physical science in schools, my advice to him is, to let it alone. Science and Education by Thomas Henry Huxley

But as seconds passed and the white brutes kept inside the marsh’s boundaries, nor made any effort to cross them, physical terror was engulfed by another sort fear. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

Charles Dickens The thoughts of worldly men are for ever regulated by a moral law of gravitation, which, like the physical one, holds them down to earth. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

Anthony Trollope They may have the same physical and mental aptitudes for learning a trade as men, but they have not the same devotion to the pursuit, and will not bind themselves to it thoroughly as men do. North America by Anthony Trollope

H. G. Wells Few people are perfectly healthy nowadays except for brief periods of happiness, but the elation of physical well-being will some day be the common lot of mankind. What are we to do with our lives? by H. G. Wells [1928]

Neither rank nor achievement impressed Murdo: he hated one and resented the other; but he was greatly afraid of physical pain. The Singing Sands by Josephine Tey [1952]

It not only affords valuable evidence of Locke’s whereabouts at different times, but also shows the interest which he took in physical research. Locke by Thomas Fowler [1880]

George Gissing The most severe physical effort could not have reduced him to a feebler state. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Algernon Blackwood I have told you bluntly, frankly, of my physical feelings towards Marion and her beauty. The Garden of Survival by Algernon Blackwood [1918]

There arose a fashion, which lasted over a century, for ascribing to “humours,” or “fluids,” or “effluvia,” physical effects which could not otherwise be accounted for. On the Magnet by William Gilber

How to do this, and afterward escape myself? Not by the window; that was a physical impossibility. The Diamond Lens by Fitz James O’Brien

Charles Kingsley That dread is in itself a physical affection. Superstition by Charles Kingsley

Algernon Blackwood We sat there waiting, not looking at each other, yet each aware of the slightest physical or mental movement. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

George Gissing Sick of ‘sheep and cattle dressings’, he grew tired of chemistry altogether, and presently of physical science in general. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

T. H. Huxley It is my firm conviction that the only way to remedy it is, to make the elements of physical science an integral part of primary education. Essays by T. H. Huxley

H. G. Wells Why not go for a long, wholesome walk? He had been told to go for walks and not make his lameness an excuse for physical indolence. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

D. H. Lawrence It would have to snap when death at last snapped it — if it did not persist after a physical death. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

D. H. Lawrence But all the time she was in her Spiral room she had a sense that he was upstairs, a physical sense of his person in the same building. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Guy de Maupassant The harmony of furniture, walls, the style of an ensemble, act immediately on our mental state, just as the air from the woods, the sea or the mountains modifies our physical natures. A Portrait (Un portrait) by Guy de Maupassant [1888]

Sinclair Lewis My physical chemistry is nix, and my math rotten. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

But the truth was that he had no physical sensation, except that of mere contact. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

She is a student of Newton and Flamsteed, and loves lectures on physical science such as Desaguliers gave the town when Durnford and I were boys. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

Arnold Benne And they have attained it by realising that happiness does not spring from the procuring of physical or mental pleasure, but from the development of reason and the adjustment of conduct to principles. How to Live on Twenty-Four Hours a Day by Arnold Benne

Such a fearless eye he had seldom encountered, nor was it often his pleasure to confront so conspicuous a specimen of physical and intellectual manhood. Initials Only by Anna Katharine Green

George Gissing If the habits of thought favoured by physical science do but sink deep enough, and no vast calamity come to check mankind in its advance to material contentment, the age of true positivism may arise. The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft by George Gissing [1902]

G. K. Chesterton The art of drawing, for example, requires even a kind of physical courage. Varied Types by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

The worthless soul was gone, and the physical perfection that remained had lost its only blemish. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Robert Green Ingersoll It is the embodiment of physical and moral courage and of political wisdom. The Ghosts and other lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Quite impossible! Mark Wylder was the last man in the world to submit to physical coercion. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Henry Adams He learned then a lesson that stood by him better than any university teaching ever did — the meaning of a November gale on the mid-Atlantic — which, for mere physical misery, passed endurance. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Arnold Bennett Happily for her, Miss Spencer belonged to that order of women who have every sort of courage except physical courage. The Grand Babylon Hotel by Arnold Bennett [1902]

D. H. Lawrence To limit, as her mother did, everything to the ring of physical considerations, and complacently to reject the reality of anything else, was horrible. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Leon Trotsky I say “penultimate” because the ultimate resource is physical repression. My Life by Leon Trotsky

D.H. Lawrence Then they feel safe and content in this heavy, physical trance. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

Anthony Trollope Till he had heard something of that story of the mother and her little ones, it had not occurred to him that the girl herself was wanting in any gift of physical well-being. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

George Meredith It was some time before I discovered that they related to the Will. He was frenzied, and raved, turning suddenly from red to pale under what I feared were redoubtable symptoms, physical or mental. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Leslie Stephen In spite of such oddities, he was not only possessed of physical power corresponding to his great height and massive stature, but was something of a proficient at athletic exercises. Samuel Johnson by Leslie Stephen [1878]

The crude story of a physical malformation may well have had its origin in a subtler, and yet no less vital, fact. Elizabeth and Essex by Lytton Strachey [1928]

Edith Wharton Not to be penetrable at all points to the shifting lights, the wandering music of the world — she could imagine no physical disability as cramping as that. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

Jules Verne Among the savages, sorrow is always manifested by physical signs; the parents and friends of deceased warriors, the women especially, lacerated their faces and shoulders with sharpened shells. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

Anthony Trollope Such were now his future outlooks into the world; and yet, as regards health and all physical capacities, he knew that he was still in the prime of his life. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

G. K. Chesterton Bloodshed is a physical incident. The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

George Gissing It cost him an exertion of physical strength to conclude the letter. A Poor Gentleman by George Gissing

There was but one touch to be added to the picture of her beauty, and that touch was given by no physical grace, — no exterior charm. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

Our physical nature is weak, and this woman dominated my senses completely, with her beauty, with her melodious voice, her singular magnetic attraction, and every casual expression of her face. Unveiling a Parallel by Alice Ilgenfritz Jones and Ella Merchant [1893]

To Oswald, however, it was an unexpected excitement and his voice trembled with something more than physical weakness as he greeted his visitor and thanked him for his attentions. Initials Only by Anna Katharine Green

Lady Chatterley’s husband, symbolically, is impotent in the actual physical sense. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell [1937]

Theodore Dreiser She was beautiful, with a mental and physical lure for him that was irresistible, and that was all he desired to know. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

He was entreated by physical endearments-in languorous joy he consented to gratify the awful ambiguity of his desire. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

Robert Louis Stevenson The smell of the cab was still faintly present to his senses, and a certain leaden chill about his feet, all else had disappeared in one vast oppression of calamity and physical faintness. The Misadventures of John Nicholson by Robert Louis Stevenson

George Eliot Meanwhile he occupied himself in miscellaneous periodical writing and in a multifarious study of moral and physical science. Impressions of Theophrastus Such by George Eliot [1878]

Sinclair Lewis Everything, he had determined, was a symbol — not just this holy sign and that, but all physical manifestations. The Willow Walk by Sinclair Lewis

Henry Handel Richardson The fancies woven by quite big girls, for instance, round the physical feat of bringing a child into the world, would have supplied material for a volume of fairytales. The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson

When I saw cruelty, blood, fights even verbal baiting of a person, it aroused a physical repulsion in me which was swiftly transformed into a cold fury. In the World by Maksim Gorky

She was experiencing a physical sensation she had never experienced before. What Really Happened by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1926]

The measure of greatness here is the effect produced on the environment, not a quantity antecedently absorbed from physical nature. Memories and Studies by William James

In the East, this was founded on physical power, — on the external resources of the government. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Jimmy was one of those masterful stupid boys who excel at games and physical contests, and triumph over intellectual problems by sheer braggart ignorance. The Ghost Ship by Richard Middleton

Arnold Bennett What do you mean by freedom?” “I don’t specially mean,” said Ingpen, tranquil and benevolent, “what I may call physical freedom. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

Although he loved him tenderly, he had too many other interests to be able to keep a close watch over his grandson’s physical well-being. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Charles Kingsley But his picture, like the previous pictures from which it was compounded, is simply a physical impression on the brain, just as much as those in dreams. Superstition by Charles Kingsley

H. G. Wells Surely Mr. Grant Allen has lived long enough to know that real women do not have spotless souls and a physical beauty that is invariably overpowering. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

My idea of this pen verifies itself through my percept; and my percept is held to BE the pen for the time being — percepts and physical realities being treated by common sense as identical. The Meaning of Truth by William James

T. H. Huxley In other words, the facts of physical geography precisely and exactly correspond with the hypothesis which accounts for the infinite varieties of coral reefs. Essays by T. H. Huxley

Charles Dickens His physical suffering had not been severe; at the latest hour he said that his only uneasiness was failing breath. Contributions to All the Year Round by Charles Dickens [1859]

Algernon Blackwood TO retail the following scene as Dr. Fillery saw it in detail is not necessary, the sequence of acts, of physical events being already known. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Willa Cather She smiled — though she was ashamed of it — with the natural contempt of strength for weakness, with the sense of physical security which makes the savage merciless. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Andrew Lang Of course, in the case of the lutes there are actual vibrations, physical facts. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang

John Galsworthy I mean downright physical expression. Over the River by John Galsworthy

One can well understand Coleridge’s being an ineffective lecturer, and no failure in this respect, however conspicuous, would necessarily force us to the hypothesis of physical disability. Coleridge by H. D. Traill [1884]

The physical luxuries of her former existence seemed renewed by these objects. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

H.P. Lovecraft He has been afflicted with a peculiar disease, as you must realise from the subtle physical as well as mental changes in him, and you must not hope to see him again. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H.P. Lovecraft [1927]

Sinclair Lewis Neurology, O.B., internal medicine, physical diagnosis; always a few pages more than he could drudge through before he fell asleep at his rickety study-table. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

No woman of the mental or physical strength of Agatha Webb would plant a dagger in her own breast just to prevent another person from committing a crime, were he lover, husband, or son. Agatha Webb by Anna Katharine Green

H. G. Wells I am a physical coward until I can bring shame and anger to my assistance, but in overcoming fear I have been helped by the whole body of human tradition. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

And all the while, mind you, there was the shrinking terror of it — an intellect all alive to the torture and the most unceasing physical fear. The Watcher by the Threshold by John Buchan [1900]

Music so intensifies and excites the instinct of rhythm that a strong volition is required to repress its physical expression. ’On with the Dance!’ by Ambrose Bierce

I’ve never known him use physical means before. To Love and Be Wise by Josephine Tey [1950]

Ford Madox Ford For an Englishman the phrase, “the sins of your youth,” as applied to a gentleman’s physical immobility implies only one thing. Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

Jack London Toward the end of the hundred hours Jackson, the prison doctor, examined my physical condition several times. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

Some of them involve the microscopic discoveries of which I have been speaking, some belong to the domain of chemistry, and some have relations with other departments of physical science. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

Olaf Stapledon And so, as the spirit of the race was progressively undermined through ever-deteriorating physical and psychological conditions, acquiescence in ‘the deep sleep’ became more and more widespread. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

Olaf Stapledon To the Neptunian it was very interesting to observe in the Convoy this growing obsession with the need to vindicate pacifism by physical courage. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

D. H. Lawrence Then he would laugh, they would talk awhile, before the vital, physical silence was between them again. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

John Morley The advice was taken; for, as we have already said, Voltaire's self-love was never fatuous, and the independent search of physical truth was given up. Voltaire by John Morley

Charles Dudley Warner This physical disability no doubt had much to do with his disinclination to severe study. Washington Irving by Charles Dudley Warner

He ordered a quantity of equipment for the new engineering school and the physical laboratory at Adelaide University, and discovered that there was a sizable discount for cash. The Bragg Family in Adelaide by John Jenkin

T. E. Lawrence Fortune had added physical perfection and unusual grace, but these qualities were only the just expression of his powers. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

George Gissing His costume was very careless—indeed, all but slovenly—and his attitude in the chair showed, if not weakness of body, at all events physical indolence. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

She wept from physical emotion, not from mental conviction; nor is there such an induration of heart caused by any other power, as by that of the passion which seems to soften it most. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

F. Scott Fitzgerald The addition to our company was Lieutenant Earl Schoen from New Bedford, Massachusetts; as fine a physical specimen as I have ever seen. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

Olaf Stapledon Within this punctual cosmos the myriad but not unnumbered physical centers of power, which men conceive vaguely as electrons, protons, and the rest, were at first coincident with one another. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

It was that physical construction that had hidden, all those years, the real Betty Kane even from her intimates. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

Mrs. Rebell continued: “I have never felt any horror of the sick and maimed, and I am not given to notice, with any repugnance, physical deformity. Barbara Rebell by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1905]

Arthur Conan Doyle Whether Miss Dunbar was her rival in a physical or in a merely mental sense seems to have been equally unforgivable in her eyes. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

I told him that he must regard his illness strictly as one dependent on physical, though subtle physical causes. Green Tea by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

F. Scott Fitzgerald There remained to her only a persistent, a physical hope; hope in her stomach that there was someone whom she would love more than he loved her. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

H. G. Wells I was grotesque to the theatrical pitch, a stage miser, but I was certainly not a physical impossibility. The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells [1897]

H. G. Wells Only the mis-remembered hankey-pankey of the Dead Old Man. “Is this love-making a physical necessity for most men and women or isn’t it?” Prothero demanded. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

Theodore Dreiser The poisons generated by remorse inveigh against the system, and eventually produce marked physical deterioration. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

There was that other man on the other verandah, that dark, surly Dutchman who could make trouble between Jasper and her father, bring about a quarrel, ugly words, and perhaps a physical collision. Freya of the Seven Isles by Joseph Conrad [1911]

D.H. Lawrence They shared the physical relationship of marriage as if it were something beyond them, a third thing. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

Thomas Hardy Mrs. Yeobright’s exertions, physical and emotional, had well-nigh prostrated her; but she continued to creep along in short stages with long breaks between. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

George Gissing There was no cause for it, surely none, save a physical need. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Jules Verne But Benito was resolved to go as far as his mental powers and physical energies would let him. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne [1881]

We can treat it as physical or as non-physical according as we take it in the narrower or in the wider context, and conversely, of course, we must treat it as non-mental or as mental. Essays in Radical Empiricism by William James

It dents them; is impenetrable by them; and we call the hardness then a physical hardness. Essays in Radical Empiricism by William James

Edith Wharton All she asked was that nothing should “hurt” her: she had the blind dread of physical pain common also to most of the young women of her set. Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton [1927]

Algernon Blackwood But even during the ascendancy of the latter physical mood, she had only to seat herself beside the harp and sing, for the former state to usurp its place, I watched, I listened, and I yielded. The Garden of Survival by Algernon Blackwood [1918]

G. K. Chesterton We were beaten because we were neither mathematical nor physical nor anything else — because we deserved to be beaten. The Napoleon of Notting Hill by G. K. Chesterton

Jack London On the contrary, it was even pleasant, in a physical way. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

Rudyard Kipling It made me sick to my stummick, sir — sick with physical an’ mental terror an’ dread. Debits and Credits by Rudyard Kipling [1926]

Olaf Stapledon Tears of physical pain and mental distress stood in her eyes, and the sight roused in him a surge of tenderness. Collected Stories by Olaf Stapledon

Olaf Stapledon In some of his earliest creations he seemed to be concerned only with the physical aspect of the substance which he had objectified from himself. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Charlotte Perkins Gilman There is physical examination—the most searching and thorough—microscopic—chemical. Moving the Mountain by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1911]

George Gissing Peace came with the following day, partly as a consequence of almost complete physical prostration. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

The importance of isolation is likewise great in preventing, after any physical change in the conditions, such as of climate, elevation of the land, &c. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

Their father, Colonel the Hon. George Napier, of a distinguished Scotch family, was remarkable alike for physical strength and mental ability. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

I was consulted by a young student of a very delicate physical frame, of great mental energies, and consumed by an intense ambition. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

Charles Kingsley That if there be a Supreme Reason, He must have a reason, and that a good reason, for every physical phenomenon. The Natural Theology of the Future by Charles Kingsley

Bram Stoker As to whether any moral change accompanies a physical one, I can only say that I have met no proof of the fact. The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker [1911]

Sigmund Freud All manifestations disappeared as a result of a lengthy sojourn in the country, bodily exercise, and the return of physical strength after the termination of puberty. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Virginia Woolf There is the body, in the first place — the body with all those little physical peculiarities that the outsider sees and uses to interpret what lies within. The Death of the Moth and other essays by Virginia Woolf [1942]

He was gay, he was honourably fatigued, he was hungry and thirsty, triumphant with physical health and money in his pocket. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Anna Katherine Green Reuther had inherited her harmony of feature from him,- -the chiselled nose, the well-modelled chin, and all the other physical graces which had made him a fine figure behind his bar. Dark Hollow by Anna Katherine Green

At sixty-seven years of age her physical powers showed no signs of decay, her mental qualities were at their best and brightest. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

F. Scott Fitzgerald They were never quite the same ones in physical person, but they were so identical one with another that it inevitably seemed they had been there before. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Arnold Bennett The perfect fitting of the bright key, the ease with which it turned, the silent, heavy swing of the massive door on its hinges — these things gave him physical as well as moral pleasure. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

E. F. Benson His physical restoration was accompanied by a quickening of dismay at the general prospect. Miss Mapp by E. F. Benson [1922]

Elizabeth Gaskell The sunny weather mocked Jemima, and the unusual warmth oppressed her physical powers. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

Guy de Maupassan It came from that mouth as water from a spring, so natural, so light, so well modulated, so clear, that there was a physical pleasure in listening to it. Yvette by Guy de Maupassan

Elizabeth Gaskell She always showed physical feebleness in everything. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

George Eliot That physical reaction roused her from her reverie, and she could now hear the gende knocking at the door to which she had been deaf before. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

Henry Kingsley Sam’s sword had gone from his hand in the fall, and he was defenceless, save by such splendid physical powers as he had by nature. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

Something in John’s moral and physical strength had always the power to quell Archie’s fits of passion. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

On the other hand, the very same that is the terminus ad quem of a lot of previous physical operations, carpentering, papering, furnishing, warming, etc. Essays in Radical Empiricism by William James

It was like struggling with some crushing physical task, something which one had the right to refuse and which one was nevertheless neurotically anxious to accomplish. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

But however it may be with the physical sciences, or with music, painting and architecture, it is — as I have tried to show — certain that literature is doomed if liberty of thought perishes. Collected Essays by George Orwell

H. G. Wells That I suppose was where he really got even with her wit and freaks and fantasies and with a certain essential physical coldness in her. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

He had set nature at defiance so far, acting as if physical weakness were unknown to him. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Olaf Stapledon By the same mental process we devise new mechanisms of physical power and new forms of physical beauty. Saints and Revolutionaries by Olaf Stapledon

H. G. Wells The direct cause of its downfall has been modern war leading to physical exhaustion. Russia in the Shadows by H. G. Wells

Nothing can stay us, no physical death. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

The physical vigour of the presentment is often so remorseless as to shock us. Books and Characters by Lytton Strachey

Nor need their so classing it interfere in the least with their classing it at the same time as a physical pen. Essays in Radical Empiricism by William James

There must sometimes be a physical impossibility in the male element reaching the ovule, as would be the case with a plant having a pistil too long for the pollen-tubes to reach the ovarium. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

Her singular destiny seemed to have removed her from a physical wilderness, to place her in a moral one. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

Edith Wharton Gryce and Miss Van Osburgh were, in short, made for each other by every law of moral and physical correspondence —— “Yet they wouldn’t look at each other,” Lily mused, “they never do. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

H. G. Wells And when by means of clamour from without, such subjects as physical science and biology were thrust into the curricula, they underwent a curious standardization and sterilization in the process. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

What with the light and the warmth, the drone of the water, the silence of the folk, and my mental and physical stress, I grew drowsy and all but slept. Prester John by John Buchan

D. H. Lawrence In all his physical movement he was so fine and poised, so sensitive! Oh, and it attracted her so much! “Why?” she said, carelessly. The Mortal Coil by D. H. Lawrence [1917]

D. H. Lawrence He wanted a woman to TAKE something from him, to give herself up so much that she could take the last realities of him, the last facts, the last physical facts, physical and unbearable. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Arthur Conan Doyle This superior readiness made the big man look up to the other and bow to his opinions in a manner that was almost ludicrous considering the relative size and physical strength of the pair. The Stone of Boxman’s Drift by Arthur Conan Doyle

A little later the despised machines began working, physical science increased its scope, and there came the celebrated conflict between religion and science which agitated our grandfathers. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell [1937]

Elizabeth Gaskell From that moment of prayer (as she afterwards superstitiously thought) Willie calmed — and then he drooped — and then he sank — and, last of all, he died in reality from physical exhaustion. Half a Life-time Ago by Elizabeth Gaskell [1855]

And when I awoke in the morning, it was with a sense of fatigue of mind, the same as one feels fatigue of body the day after extraordinary feats of physical exertion. Unveiling a Parallel by Alice Ilgenfritz Jones and Ella Merchant [1893]

D.H. Lawrence There is a curious inter-absorption among themselves, a sort of physical trance that holds them all, and puts their minds to sleep. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

Sigmund Freud Most authors appear to assume that disturbance of sleep, and hence dreams, may arise from various causes, and that physical as well as mental stimuli may play the part of dream-excitants. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Wilkie Collins The physical and mental reaction, after the fever and agitation of the day, was so sudden and severe, that the faintest noise from the street now terrified — yes, literally terrified me. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Robert Louis Stevenson Sir John was finishing his toilet; a man of fifty, hard, uncompromising, able, with the eye and teeth of physical courage. Prince Otto by Robert Louis Stevenson

Wilkie Collins Her position at the cottage tried her physical courage: it called on her to rise superior to the sense of actual bodily danger — while that danger was lurking in the dark. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

He thought Mrs. Strain, if in a physical sense unattractive, such a sensible, intelligent woman. What Really Happened by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1926]

Between life and death, and between physical pleasure and physical pain, there is still a distinction, but that is all. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

H. G. Wells I felt very light, full of the sense of physical well-being. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

G. K. Chesterton Thus, for instance, the actual physical force ruling the country, the soldiers and police, grew smaller and smaller, and at last vanished almost to a point. The Napoleon of Notting Hill by G. K. Chesterton

His physical nature, which sometimes by its mere exhaustion postpones our more complete damnation, did not save him. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

G. K. Chesterton And the attempts to explain it by physical growth are even weaker. Robert Louis Stevenson by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

D. H. Lawrence He was awake, more restless, more in physical excitement. The Ladybird by D. H. Lawrence

Algernon Blackwood How many young fellows have you saved already, how many floundering characters redeemed! They crave your earthly, physical love. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

The results of all this are visible in a physical degeneracy which you can study directly, by using your eyes, or inferentially, by having a look at the vital statistics. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell [1937]

George Gissing He wished to pursue, but a physical languor held him motionless. Eve's Ransom by George Gissing [1894]

Willa Cather He understood all that his physical resemblance meant to her. The Troll Garden by Willa Cather [1905]

Theodore Dreiser The North Chicago company, which in 1886 had a physical value of little more than a million, could not now be duplicated for less than seven millions, and was capitalized at nearly fifteen millions. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

G. K. Chesterton Trabb’s boy is among other things a boy; he has a physical rapture in hurling himself like a boomerang and in bouncing to the sky like a ball. Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

No physical impossibility stood in the way of his whim. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

Charles Kingsley You quote against them Bacon’s saying, that they are barren virgins; that no physical fact was ever discovered or explained by them. The Natural Theology of the Future by Charles Kingsley

Olaf Stapledon Thus intelligence, which led on the one hand to the mastery of physical force and on the other to intellectual subtlety, might, if divorced from spiritual sensibility, cause disaster. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

George Meredith It was queer that Sit Twickenham should be at the seaside, instead of at Brookfield, wooing; but a man’s physical condition should be an excuse for any intermission of attentions. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Virginia Woolf Save for a physical pain when his heart beat, and the fact that his fingers were icy cold, he did not realise that he was anxious about anything. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

H. G. Wells Biological science knocked the bottom out of physical science (which is something fundamentally different from biological science) seventy years ago. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

Olaf Stapledon This was proved by the fact that the whole of physical nature ‘obeyed’ mathematical laws. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

Arnold Bennett Why should he succeed where another was failing? He could not go out and drag boarders by physical force into his private hotel! Yet he would succeed. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

His temper was impatient, especially in the last years of physical pain; he often tried to take short cuts to his ends, believing that his ends were worthy and knowing that life was short. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore