Phrases with "picture"

H.P. Lovecraft Dr. Willett had been told of those Friday noises and happenings, and on the following Tuesday had a long conversation with the youth in the library where the picture stared no more. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H.P. Lovecraft [1927]

E. T. A. Hoffmann The indulgent reader is therefore requested not to picture pretty Nanni in any other head-dress except a neat little Erlangen hood. Master Johannes Wacht by E. T. A. Hoffmann

Charlotte Perkins Gilman It rose proudly from its wide lawns and blooming greenery, a picture of peace and pleasure. Moving the Mountain by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1911]

D. H. Lawrence He remained a picture of dejection. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

Henry Fielding I think I never saw a more luscious picture of love drawn than that which he was pleased to give us as the portraiture of friendship. Amelia by Henry Fielding

Haggard, ghastly pale, his hair in disheveled masses, Louis XIV. presented the most perfect picture of despair, distress, anger and fear combined that could possibly be united in one figure. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

It calls up a picture of a cosy gypsy-encampment (in fine weather, of course) with wood fires crackling and children picking blackberries and many-coloured washing fluttering on the lines. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell [1937]

Louisa May Alcott Esther fitted up the closet with a little table, placed a footstool before it, and over it a picture taken from one of the shut-up rooms. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

G. K. Chesterton Ze old Moslems allow to draw the picture of the vegetable. The Flying Inn by G. K. Chesterton [1914]

Virginia Woolf What was the use of flinging a green Cashemere shawl over the edge of a picture frame? In two weeks it would be the colour of pea soup. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf [1927]

George Gissing He needed no picture to recall her countenance; often he had longed for the skill of an artist, that he might portray that grave sweetness, that impassioned faith, to be his soul’s altar-piece. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

The two first give a highly coloured picture of his own story. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

Too pretty a picture assuredly to be lost to the eye of mankind. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Virginia Woolf It is with fragments such as these that we must do our best to make up a picture of Orlando’s life and character at this time. Orlando by Virginia Woolf [1928]

George Gissing The picture that came before me caused me a shock of surprise, and I am still vainly trying to discover how I came to behold it. The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft by George Gissing [1902]

H. G. Wells Sooner or later a struggle was inevitable, but the later it came, the better for Rud. His instinct was to get all over the picture first. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

Elizabeth Gaskell The picture of the Madonna was taken down, and gone. The Poor Clare by Elizabeth Gaskell [1856]

Your only excuse is you had never set eyes on the man and so were not carrying his picture in your mind. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

There is a picture they talk very often of just now; you can see a copy of it in the town: it is very fine — a woman. Signa by Ouida

Sinclair Lewis He got one of these artists to paint a picture of the Kendrick house. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

George Meredith Like what did she strive to be? The picture of another self was before her—a creature calmly strong, unruffled, and a refuge to her beloved. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

I maintain that the men who could erect piles like that’ — and he showed me a picture — ‘were something more than petty chiefs. Prester John by John Buchan

The picture was entitled: ‘Now WHAT are the wild waves saying?’ Mr. Ram gasped with horror when after a moment’s hesitation he snatched the postcard from the postman’s reluctant hand. The Jest of Life by Arthur Gask [1936]

James Joyce There was a picture of the earth on the first page of his geography: a big ball in the middle of clouds. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

This picture was pale, and had a long chin, and somehow had impressed my boyhood with a singular sense of fear. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Miles and miles of streets, fried-fish shops, tin chapels, picture houses, little printing-shops up back alleys, factories, blocks of flats, whelk stalls, dairies, power stations — on and on and on. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

Edith Wharton The matron’s face was a picture of genteel perplexity. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

Mark Twain This picture will serve to remind you that Edward II. was the first English king who was DEPOSED. Upon demand, he signed his deposition himself. What is Man? and other essays by Mark Twain

Henry David Thoreau It was suggestive somewhat as a picture in outlines. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

Edith Wharton It was too bitter to picture him as the detached impartial listener to such a story. Summer by Edith Wharton [1917]

Sigmund Freud At this stage of the explanation she no longer denied that the picture in the dream actually corresponded with a wish of hers. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Isn’t there some story about a picture of Reynolds’s in which bitumen had been used? A portrait of a lady, I think. The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman [1911]

He is looking the picture of health and we shall return him to town undamaged. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

I lay still for a bit trying to fix the dream, but it all dissolved into haze except the picture of the little hill, which was quite clear in every detail. Greenmantle by John Buchan

George Gissing From Gilbert’s description she had made a picture of his room in Great Russell Street. Did he sit there all the evening among his books, reading, writing? Not always, of course. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

They liked to have the product of their labour before their own eyes and to let others admire it, just as the artist likes to show his picture and the composer to hear his opus played. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Anthony Hope My mind was full of a picture — the picture of Rupert with his easy smile handing to the king the queen’s letter. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

Robert Louis Stevenson And here is the little picture of a raw mutton-chop, in which Such-a-one knocked a hole last summer with no worse a missile than a plum from the dessert. Essays of Travel by Robert Louis Stevenson

There’s a picture o’ Miss Alison. She used to come often here, and a hellicat lassie she was, but rale frank and innerly. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

D. H. Lawrence He lit up with thrills of bliss as he turned from picture to picture. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

E. T. A. Hoffmann The picture here referred to became perhaps almost as much celebrated from the fact of its having suggested this amusing sketch to Hoffmann as for its intrinsic merits as a work of art. The Fermata by E. T. A. Hoffmann

They sing “Home, Sweet Home” in ragtime; they carry their lares et penates in a bandbox; their vine is entwined about a picture hat; a rubber plant is their fig tree. The Four Million by O. Henry [1906]

Algernon Blackwood I cannot now picture them to myself even, but can recall only the memory of the impression they made upon me, the horror and devastating terror of it all. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

Anthony Trollope I had never yet drawn the completed picture of such a statesman as my imagination had conceived. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Nathaniel Hawthorne The central object in the mirrored picture was an edifice of humble architecture with neither steeple nor bell to proclaim it — what, nevertheless, it was — the house of prayer. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Edith Wharton Not that she could not picture another life — if only one had met the right man at the right hour. The Mother’s Recompense by Edith Wharton [1925]

William Hope Hodgson And you shall picture that, all the time as I did go about this business, I was very heedful lest the Humped Men should come upon me, ere that I was gone free upon the water. The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson

Edith Wharton I followed, glad to leave the picture behind me. Crucial Instances by Edith Wharton [1901]

Charles Kingsley His picture may have its counterpart in fact; and he may break his leg. Superstition by Charles Kingsley

Rudyard Kipling Aren’t you well, or are you ill, O Tribe of Tegumai?’ ‘He came with a horrible picture,’ said the Head Chief — ‘a picture that showed you were full of spears. Just So Stories for Little Children by Rudyard Kipling [1902]

He early became a page to Sir Henry Goodere, at Polesworth Hall: his own words give the best picture of his early years here. Michael Drayton by Cyril Brett [1907]

Daniel Defoe In a word, I gave him an abridgment of this whole history; I gave him a picture of my conduct for fifty years in miniature. The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe [1683]

Virginia Woolf There is an image of Shelley’s personal appearance in everybody’s picture gallery. The Death of the Moth and other essays by Virginia Woolf [1942]

It was a picture to see and remember for ever. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]

E. F. Benson She took up the Daily Mirror, and there was the picture of Lucia standing between the Mayor and the Bishop. She took up the Financial Gazette, and Siriami had slumped another shilling. Lucia's Progress by E. F. Benson [1935]

Wilkie Collins This picture 1 approach under the advantage of knowing, beforehand, that I must make allowances for minor defects in it, which are recognised by the learned authorities themselves. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

Grant stayed where he was for a little, motionless and expectant, but nothing living crossed the small still-life picture that the keyhole framed. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

Yes, it was the picture he remembered, and, better still, it was the portrait of Richard Murbridge. Though it had been taken when the latter was a young man, Jim recognised his enemy at once. The Childerbridge Mystery by Guy Boothby [1902]

My picture was caricatured, my name detested, my peace harassed. Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century by George Paston [1902]

E. F. Benson She could recall only the picture of her playing with Branwell, then aged four, in the parlour. Charlotte Bronte by E. F. Benson [1932]

Andrew Lang The picture of a lady of seventy, sitting tight to a bucking sofa, appeals to the brave. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang

Elizabeth Gaskell The thought of this perpetually stung him; it was a picture before his eyes, wherever he went and whatever he was doing. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

Mark Twain But it was the tears that preserved the picture for me, no doubt. Is Shakespeare Dead? by Mark Twain

Anthony Trollope If one wanted to speak about a woman or a horse or a picture the duke could, on occasions, be affable enough. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

The window I had chosen was the one which looked into the conservatory, and the picture which Mr. Barrows describes as having seen from this spot was then and there before my eyes. The Mill Mystery by Anna Katharine Green

Gertrude Stein Next Saturday evening at the rue de Fleurus everybody was talking about the banquet to Rousseau and then I found out that Rousseau was the painter whose picture I had seen in that first independent. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

Arnold Bennett This picture of Edwin as a wistful innocent would have made Edwin laugh. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

There was not an ornament on the high wooden mantelshelf, or a picture on the panelled walls. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

He blinked hard, but the picture remained the same; what he saw was real. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

Wilkie Collins The daring innovators started with the new notion of buying a picture which they themselves could admire and appreciate, and for the genuineness of which the artist was still living to vouch. A Rogue’s Life by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Sinclair Lewis That was it, for a beginning! She conceived so clear a picture of their bending over large fair pages by the fire (in a non- existent fireplace) that the spectral presences slipped away. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Ralph Waldo Emerson I am sorry that the brilliant picture has its reverse. Representative Men by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1850]

George Gissing The feeling which had first come upon her intensely when she stood before Mallard’s picture at the Academy was now growing her habitual mood. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

George Eliot I shall make a picture of you instead — you, among the Scotch firs and the slanting shadows. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

Mary Webb One picture burnt itself on her brain in blood and agony. Gone to Earth by Mary Webb [1917]

I wondered if he had made much mess, whether I ought to picture him with or without the adjuncts of a crimson pool. Marvels and Mysteries by Richard Marsh

Robert Louis Stevenson To picture a man without some sort of poetry — well, it goes near to prove my case, for it shows an author may have little enough. Collected Essays by Robert Louis Stevenson

M. R. James It is one of the best buildings of its kind in all the country, and the picture of it in Dahlenberg’s Suecia antiqua et moderna, engraved in 1694, shows it very much as the tourist may see it today. Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James

E. Phillips Oppenheim They had his picture in some of them on that Oxford murder case last year but I should never have recognised him. The Strange Boarders of Palace Crescent by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Washington Irving The tavern was then turned into shops; but she informed me that a picture of it was still preserved in St. Michael’s Church, which stood just in the rear. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

But if it were not Nikola, who could it have been? On reaching the rocks we seated ourselves, and fell to criticising the picture spread out before our gaze. Dr Nikola’s Experiment by Guy Boothby [1899]

Willa Cather Ray even took down a picture of Mrs. Langtry in evening dress, because it was entitled the “Jersey Lily,” and because there was a small head of Edward VII, then Prince of Wales, in one corner. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

E. Phillips Oppenheim First of all men in this country, my friend, you Von Ragastein, have gazed upon this picture of the future. The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1920]

To enumerate all or half the points of interest in this amazing picture would ask altogether too much space. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Washington Irving She was the picture of broad, honest, vulgar enjoyment. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

Thomas Wolfe She had evidently been a beauty in her palmy days, but now everything about her — arms, shoulders, neck, face, and throat — was blown, full, and loose, and made up a picture of corrupted elegance. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Algernon Blackwood Blackness touched the picture there. Sand by Algernon Blackwood [1912]

He was the part-proprietor of that great picture palace. The Vaults of Blackarden Castle by Arthur Gask [1950]

He had built up for himself an entirely fallacious picture of B Seven. That toper’s Paradise in B Seven’s compartment boiled down to an overturned whisky bottle. The Singing Sands by Josephine Tey [1952]

Virginia Woolf Mrs. Manresa longed to relax and curl in a corner with a cushion, a picture paper, and a bag of sweets. Between the Acts by Virginia Woolf [1941]

I used to picture her moving about the rooms, seated at the piano or presiding at the tray at table, until I almost felt as if I were actually present with her. The Race of Life by Guy Boothby [1906]

Radclyffe Hall Closing her eyes, she tried to visualize his face, his kind face that had sometimes looked anxious; but the picture came slowly and faded at once, for the dead must often give place to the living. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

The picture fairly ravished him. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

Rudyard Kipling I can draw you a picture of them. Under the Deodars by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

Thomas Hardy The picture of life had changed for him. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

F. Scott Fitzgerald Joel did not quite believe in picture actresses’ grief. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

Rudyard Kipling This is a soberly drawn picture of a life that Sahibs on the mines actually enjoy. The Giridih Coal-Fields by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Edith Wharton It’s an act of vandalism, as much as slashing a picture or breaking a statue — things people get arrested for,” she continued recklessly. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

H.P. Lovecraft The picture was very vivid for a while, but gradually gave way to a more horrible conception; that of utter, absolute solitude in infinite, sightless, soundless space. From Beyond by H.P. Lovecraft [1920]

Rudyard Kipling No! I think we’d better draw a picture of the horrid high drying-poles their very selves, and make quite sure. Just So Stories for Little Children by Rudyard Kipling [1902]

Edith Wharton The picture stood there as you see it now — it was as though she’d met me on the threshold and taken me in her arms! I tried to thank him, to tell him what it meant to me, but he cut me short. Crucial Instances by Edith Wharton [1901]

Sigmund Freud For instance, I have before me a picture — puzzle (rebus) — a house, upon whose roof there is a boat; then a single letter; then a running figure, whose head has been omitted, and so on. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Rafael Sabatini I spare you a more detailed picture of his alternating rage and despair in the days that followed. Casanova’s Alibi by Rafael Sabatini

Sinclair Lewis The splendid rumble of the Doxology. “Throw Out the Lifeline,” with its picture of a wreck pounded in the darkness by surf which the prairie child imagined as a hundred feet high. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

Benjamin Disraeli Pauncefort remained fixed to the earth, the very picture of perplexity. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

Virginia Woolf But as we run over the familiar picture there is something that eludes us. The Death of the Moth and other essays by Virginia Woolf [1942]

H. G. Wells And speaking of these things, the poor creature gave a picture of diabolical life that impressed the Author as by no means unpleasant for anyone with a suitable constitution. The Wild Asses of the Devil by H. G. Wells [1915]

He shall have it, and also a picture of the one-roomed cedar hut in which we lived prior to the building of the house of comfort. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

George Meredith Danvers uttered no complaint of her sufferings; happy in being the picture of them. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

I tell you, Judith, that my neighbours here who have known me all my life long take rather Walter’s picture of me now than their own. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Edith Wharton Anna tried to picture what the girl’s life must have been: what experiences, what initiations, had formed her. The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

H.G. Wells It was the sensation of the tenth of a second, yet both men could not have remembered that transitory attitude more vividly had it been a picture they had studied for hours together. The Wonderful Visit by H.G. Wells [1895]

Jessy Page was a picture to look at. The Mystery of Jessy Page by Ellen Wood [1871]

F. Scott Fitzgerald It occurred to me now that I had seen her, or a picture of her, somewhere before. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

We may almost venture to generalize our statement further, and to assert that no writer since Shakespeare has left us so true a picture of the British nation. Wordsworth by F. W. H. Myers [1881]

Henry James The house that rose beyond the lawn was a structure to repay such consideration and was the most characteristic object in the peculiarly English picture I have attempted to sketch. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Standing under that picture Lady Lesbia looked as if she had stepped out of the canvas. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

They did not dwell fondly upon the picture of the lofty, spreading boughs, with their waves of sap-green leafage stirring against the blue. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

George Meredith This picture the Countess contemplated. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

E. F. Benson Out of the corner of her eye she could see he was looking at the wall where a straw-coloured picture of her own hung. Mapp and Lucia by E. F. Benson [1931]

F. Scott Fitzgerald I chuckle or I weep alcoholically and, as I continue to slow up, life accommodatingly goes faster, so that the less there is of myself inside, the more diverting becomes the moving picture without. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

Florence Dixie It was horrible to picture to herself the mangled form of the young man, whose earnest gaze, full of longing and sadness, had so curiously impressed her that morning. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

He could vaguely trace by these the outlines of some sort of picture on the window. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

Her face would have made a picture too, when she heard the upshot, and saw the hot Squire and the gold spectacles walking side by side in friendly talk. Going through the Tunnel by Ellen Wood [1869]

Wilkie Collins You will be inclined to believe me, when I tell you that the money value of my picture (large as it may be) is the least part of its value in my estimation. Love's Random Shot by Wilkie Collins [1884]

The brightness, the variety of colour, the picturesque placing of the city, and the giant mountain Corcovado, rising behind it, made up a picture that I shall never forget as long as I live. ’Long Live the King!’ by Guy Boothby [1900]

James Joyce Thinks he’ll win in Answers, poets’ picture puzzle. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Oscar Wilde Yes, picture for picture was repeated, and couch for couch. A House of Pomegranates by Oscar Wilde

Henry Kingsley The picture had a centre, and a strange one. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

John Keats The people are not mentioned at all, yet this phrase conjures up a picture of merry, laughing, sunburnt peasants, as surely as could a long and elaborate description. Poems published in 1820 by John Keats

Jonathan Swif Takes off the diamonds, and gives away the picture to an insignificant woman, as a thing of no consequence: and gives it to her to sell, like a piece of old-fashioned plate. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

They were going to a picture and she wanted to change her dress. The Day of the Locust by Nathanael Wes

Henry James I may as well say at once that this little record pretends in no degree to be a picture either of my introduction to Mr. Paraday or of certain proximate steps and stages. The Death of the Lion by Henry James [1894]

In my mind I seemed to picture the body of Moira lying dead at my feet--Moira, the girl who had entered so eventfully into my existence, and whom I had learned to love so dearly. The Race of Life by Guy Boothby [1906]

Rudyard Kipling They wish to see thy picture -’ ‘To heal the sick is always good. Kim by Rudyard Kipling [1901]

Strange to say, Jack Chicot, although a fair subject for the camera, has had no passion for seeing what kind of picture the sun can make of him. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

George Meredith He shut the door upon picture and speculations, returning to them by another door. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

Thomas Hardy O, if any man wants to make himself immortal by painting a picture of wretchedness, let him come here!” “Why do you say so?” “I cannot help feeling that I did my best to kill her. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Anthony Trollope That picture of the youth, as he lay upon the lawn, looking up into her eyes, and telling her that she was dear to him, could not easily be effaced from her memory. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Algernon Blackwood The picture then sharpened into more definite outline. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Are you sure you have the right picture — and the right actor?’ he asked. The Pat Hobby Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1941]

Arthur Conan Doyle Never have you seen such a picture of the Cossack returning from the foray. The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1896]

In the same fashion my attention now became divided between the picture of Raffles moving stealthily about the upper room, and that of the husband and wife at table underneath. The Black Mask by E. W. Hornung [1901]

The picture you saw to-night came to you as a painful surprise, did it not? And yet it did not astonish me, for I had seen it before. ’Long Live the King!’ by Guy Boothby [1900]

But the most striking feature was a charming panel picture which occupied the place of the usual mask. The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman [1911]

Andrew Lang He passed the rest of the night on the steps of a mosque, and with the first streaks of dawn he took his picture out of the folds of his turban. The Grey Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Edith Wharton That Cologne water! It called up picture after picture with a hideous precision. New Year’s Day by Edith Wharton

Angela used to go from the King’s picture to her father’s. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

It did not need a glance at the shabby dress of black, the white face, a pallid spot in the twilight, to tell me that I had her picture in my sketch-book. The Maker of Moons by Robert W. Chambers

We sat down about half past eleven; I suppose it was two when, some point arising and some particular picture being instanced, an adjournment to the Louvre was proposed. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

E. Phillips Oppenheim We go to a picture palace sometimes on Saturday nights. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Mr Marcus was one of the most powerful men in the whole picture world. The Pat Hobby Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1941]

Nathaniel Hawthorne The old people of his neighborhood give a very delightful picture of Franklin at this early age. Life of Franklin Pierce by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

Mrs. Browning’s famous poem, ‘The Cry of the Children,’ gives a more vivid picture of the children’s sufferings than many pages of prose. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

Gertrude Stein He has a friend who paints a picture every morning and paints a picture every afternoon. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

Jack London This was a serious masquerade on the part of Avis Everhard. Life and death and the Cause were in the issue; therefore the picture must be accepted as a true picture. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

Then her very next move, instinctive, almost unknown to herself, was to step forward, still holding Adam by the hand, and put a picture that hung crooked on the wall straight again. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

John Galsworthy He furtively remarked the strained look on his daughter’s face, as if she too were gazing at a picture that she couldn’t buy. To Let by John Galsworthy

Sinclair Lewis She had found one man in the prairie village who did not appreciate her picture of winding streets and arcades, but she had assembled the town council and dramatically defeated him. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Edith Wharton She went through them one by one, and gradually they built up a picture of his London life: a much more worldly one than she had imagined. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

But he could not picture Antonia amongst Wesley’s easily won converts. The Infidel by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1900]

Jules Verne We will not attempt to picture the effect produced on the entire world by that unexpected denouement. Round the Moon by Jules Verne [1873]

Every picture he had painted, before his hands trembled too much to hold a brush, was faithfully copied and enlarged by his wife. The Goldfish by Mary Cholmondeley [1921]

Henry James The picture without was all morning and August, and within all clear dimness and rich gleams. The Sacred Fount by Henry James [1901]

Gertrude Stein He was a gentle soul, Valloton, with a keen wit and a great deal of ambition but a feeling of impotence, the result of being the brother-in-law of picture dealers. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

T. E. Lawrence The Arabs could not see it, since their minds did not hold a picture of the long, linked Turkish front with its necessitous demands. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Theodore Dreiser There was a picture of Lester obtained from his Cincinnati photographer for a consideration; Jennie had been surreptitiously “snapped” by a staff artist while she was out walking. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

I know I could do more in art,” and I reminded him that a successful painter gains large sums; that a picture of Meissonier’s would sell for many thousand dollars. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

The picture entranced and maddened him, but it also drove Simon Rede from his head. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

Henry David Thoreau They are the frame to a picture which is daily painted behind them. Autumnal Tints by Henry David Thoreau [1862]

Oscar Wilde The picture had to be concealed. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

E. Phillips Oppenheim It was a picture of suburban desolation, the home of poverty-stricken philistinism, uncaring and uncared for. To Win the Love He Sought by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1895]

I admitted him among my intimates; and he insisted on painting the picture which your papa was good enough to admire. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Virginia Woolf The picture papers were delivered punctually on Sunday, and she pored long over Lady Cynthia’s wedding at the Abbey. She, too, would have liked to ride in a carriage with springs. Jacob’s Room by Virginia Woolf [1920]

Nikolai Gogol The picture was rejected; and he was forced to hear, to his indescribable vexation, that the palm was awarded to his pupil. The Mysterious Portrait by Nikolai Gogol

George Gissing The next day Mallard brought his picture again to the hotel, and spent nearly an hour with Mrs. Lessingham and Cecily in their sitting-room. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

Jane Austen One hears sometimes of a child being ‘the picture of health;’ now, Emma always gives me the idea of being the complete picture of grown-up health. Emma by Jane Austen [1816]

M. R. James The picture actually reminded me of what I’d seen, and I made sure it was Oldbourne, well before I looked at the title. A Warning to the Curious and other ghost stories by M. R. James

He even insisted that a picture ought to tell a story. Literature and Life by William Dean Howells

The Gingos were Eskimos who had been brought to Hollywood to make retakes for a picture about polar exploration. The Day of the Locust by Nathanael Wes

Wilkie Collins He paused, looking backward and forward between the picture and me. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

It is just possible that Gustave’s manly outspoken love may have helped to blot from the tablet of her mind the fantastic picture of the life that might have been. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Henry Handel Richardson Museums, picture galleries, famous buildings: all had been scampered through and they themselves worn out, before the first week was over: her ship-softened feet still burned at the remembrance. The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

The picture of war set forth in books like All Quiet on the Western Front is substantially true. Looking back on the Spanish war by George Orwell [1942]

Henry James I remember a queer vision when the steward told me this — the wild flash of a picture of Jasper Nettlepoint leaping with a mad compunction in his young agility over the side of the ship. The Patagonia by Henry James [1888]

George Gissing I like to buy a picture of a poor devil artist. A Capitalist by George Gissing

I was anxious to see a picture of the last Mrs. Egerton, after what I had heard about her, and, at my request, the housekeeper showed me one in the drawing-room. Milly Darrell by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1873]

Gaston Leroux It is impossible for me to picture the tense excitement which appeared on every face, as he made his way to the bar. Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux [1907]

I take it there is a quaint side-table or two lost midway of the wall, and that an old woodcut picture of the Most Noble City of Venice hangs over each. Italian Journeys by William Dean Howells [1867]

John Galsworthy Unfortunately, after the engines had arrived, he was struck on the head by the frame of a picture falling from the window of the gallery, which is on the second floor, and rendered unconscious. Swan Song by John Galsworthy

Margaret Oliphant Robinson, yawning in his shirt-sleeves, against a background of groceries, pallid in the early light, remained with him like a picture for many a day. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

Arthur Conan Doyle It was at that moment that an artist might have taken a picture of the four adventurers, the comrades of many strange perils in the past, whom fate had now chosen for so supreme an experience. The Poison Belt by Arthur Conan Doyle [1913]

The picture is — the picture: and my lady is — my lady. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Arthur Conan Doyle It is like the picture we saw of the angel. The Land of Mist by Arthur Conan Doyle [1926]

Virginia Woolf But Miss Lambert wears an opaque dress, that falls in a cascade from her snow-white ruffle as she sits under a picture of Queen Alexandra pressing one white finger firmly on the page. The Waves by Virginia Woolf [1931]

Willa Cather He had found something very disconcerting in the Denver paper: Frank Ellinger’s picture on the society page, along with Constance Ogden’s. A Lost Lady by Willa Cather [1923]

Henry Handel Richardson Tom as sedoocer! — can you picture it, Mary? It’s enough to make one split. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

Henry James It’s a confession I must make — it’s a weight on my mind! I mean about that beautiful picture you gave me — it used to be so much admired. The Liar by Henry James [1888]

Wilkie Collins At the sight of the sea, her memory recalled the walk in the garden overnight, and the picture which her distempered fancy had painted on the black void. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I think that she feels it, for she stands there looking the picture of abject distress. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]