Phrases with "quenched"

Two days she sat stupefied with the heartache; after that she bustled about her work in a fervour of half-crazy restlessness, and ungovernable irritability, quenched at times by fits of weeping. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Benjamin Disraeli The red and lurid Sun was visible, but his light and heat were quenched in the still impending waters. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

James Joyce For the years, he felt, had not quenched his soul or hers. Dubliners by James Joyce

Anthony Trollope His spirit had hitherto been so quenched by the vicinity of the will that he had never dared to soar into thoughts of the enjoyment of money. Cousin Henry by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Olaf Stapledon Long before their fire was quenched the consecrated partner would hear the call to pass on. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

The first of those sorrows which are sent to wean us from the earth had visited her, and its dimming influence quenched her dearest smiles. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

Henry James Experience, however, had not quenched her youth; it had simply made her sympathetic and supple. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Guy de Maupassant So he found a comfortable place and laid his forehead against the great udder which had quenched his thirst just previously, and then, as he was worn-out with fatigue, he fell asleep immediately. A Vagabond (Le Vagabond) by Guy de Maupassant [1887]

Edgar Allan Poe If the spray-bead be won The stain of thy wing is washed away, But another errand must be done Ere thy crime be lost for aye; Thy flame-wood lamp is quenched and dark, Thou must re-illume its spark. Criticism by Edgar Allan Poe

Charles Dickens These towns looked, in the cinderous wet, as though they had one and all been on fire and were just put out — a dreary and quenched panorama, many miles long. The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices by Charles Dickens [1857]

Wilkie Collins The fiery anger in her was quenched in an instant. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Always he wakened at the same place, always he quenched his thirst in the fresh sea, but never again did the mist open for him, and show him the strange country. The Far Islands by John Buchan [1899]

D. H. Lawrence But the stout proprietor with a fennel-wand came and quenched the noise, telling the handsome tipsy man he knew too much and wasn’t asked. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

H.P. Lovecraft I would have entered had not the terrific force of the icy wind almost quenched my torch. The Nameless City by H.P. Lovecraft [1921]

G. K. Chesterton Laird of Ellangowan; ride your ways, Godfrey Bertram—this day have ye quenched seven smoking hearths. Varied Types by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

Virginia Woolf But her reception was not encouraging; clearly Mary didn’t want to see her, had no help to impart, and the half-formed desire to confide in her was quenched immediately. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

Charles Dickens Obenreizer’s interest in examining it appeared to have been quenched as suddenly and as effectually as the fire itself. No Thoroughfare by Charles Dickens [1867]

I am convinced twenty able men, accustomed to such business, could have quenched the fire; but when our workmen should have played their engines, they were all on their knees. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

Henry James He had struck himself at the hotel, before Sarah and Waymarsh, as being in her boat; but where on earth was he now? This question was in the air till her own lips quenched it with another. The Ambassadors by Henry James [1903]

When, finally, Alvan Creede had seen the last person of the line pass into that awful tumult the light that had illuminated it was suddenly quenched and all was as black to him as to those within. Can Such Things Be? by Ambrose Bierce [1893]

George Meredith He quenched a smirk and stood to take orders; clad in a flat blue cap, a brown overcoat, and knee-breeches, as the temporary bustle of his legs had revealed. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Anthony Trollope I think we’ve quenched him now, so that he’ll run smooth. Cousin Henry by Anthony Trollope [1879]

M. P. Shiel I saw the touch of enthusiasm which she had summoned up quenched by my manner. The Purple Cloud by M. P. Shiel [1901]

Rudyard Kipling The more I reflected the more heartily I laughed, till my mirth was quenched by a hand on my shoulder, and turning I saw him who should have been in bed at the river police-station. Many Inventions by Rudyard Kipling [1893]

R. D. Blackmore This quenched her last audacity, although she was not hurt; and jumping up nimbly, she made all haste through the rising water toward her pony. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Jules Verne The fair Phoebe was nowhere to be seen; for it being three days before new moon, she was accompanying the sun in his daily course, and her light was quenched in his beams. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

Jules Verne All are for the time possessed with one idea, one hope; and that is, that the fire may now be quenched and the explosion averted. The Survivors of the Chancellor by Jules Verne [1875]

George Eliot What is my love or my pleading? It is quenched in thine. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

George Gissing As it still rained he sought shelter in a public-house, where he quenched a painful thirst, and then satisfied his hunger with such primitive foods as a licensed victualler is disposed to vend. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

Benjamin Disraeli Again the heavens were rent with lightning, which nothing could have quenched but the descending deluge. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

Walter Scott Think upon your father, a captiveyourself in some sort a fugitive — your light quenched — your glory abased — your estate wrecked and impoverished. Peveril of the Peak by Walter Scott [1822]

Elizabeth Gaskell He knew why she suffered, what made her young strength falter and tremble, what made her life seem nigh about to be quenched in death. A Dark Night’s Work by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

While he was away on what proved to be his last hunt, a violent hailstorm, with thunder, lightning and great wind, came up suddenly and quenched every fire in the camps. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

M. P. Shiel When they again awoke, uproar surrounded them, voices, a heaven-high shouting of quenched fires and screaming steams; moreover, the bell was leaning steeply, they two huddled together at its edge. The Lord of the Sea by M. P. Shiel [1901]

He had never beheld eyes so burningly bright at the very moment they were about to close, nor looks so terrible at the moment they were about to be quenched in death. Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Henry James It quenched on the instant his own perception of difficulties of detail and made him feel only that he was dishonoured — he the heir of all the ages — by such insinuations. Lady Barbarina by Henry James [1884]

Henry James There was a murmur and a twitter all around her; but she rustled about the tea-table to a tune that quenched the voice of summer. The Other House by Henry James [1896]

Walter Scott The one was a dark-featured elderly man, with an eye of much sharpness and severity of expression, which now seemed partly quenched by a mixture of grief and mortification. The Surgeon’s Daughter by Walter Scott [1827]

G. K. Chesterton As that firebrand is quenched in the cool crystal waters of that sacred stream, so shall all such feuds perish in the heating pool of universal peace. Tales of the Long Bow by G. K. Chesterton [1925]

Thomas Hardy Having quenched his thirst he rose and lifted his hand to knock, but paused with his eye upon the panel. Wessex Tales by Thomas Hardy [1888]

George Meredith She quenched it; they were trifles, things that women of the world have to combat. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

For a second only the light of the solitary candle shone upon the pale, scowling features of Mary Matchwell, and she quenched its wick against the wall. The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

William Harrison Ainsworth Age had not quenched their lightning, and I quailed beneath the fierce glances which he threw upon me. A Night's Adventure in Rome by William Harrison Ainsworth

Edgar Rice Burroughs Several times they halted for brief rests, which Tarzan did not need, and at noon they stopped for an hour at a little brook, where they quenched their thirst, and ate. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

Anthony Trollope He had thought so much of the English baronet as to have been cowed and quenched by his grandeur. The Fixed Period by Anthony Trollope

Next morning’s papers explained that it was but some loose drapery on which a spark had fallen, and which had blazed up and been quenched in a moment. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

R. D. Blackmore Few of them wished to strike at all; for vexed as they were with the smugglers for having outwitted them so often, as yet there was no bad blood between them, such as must be quenched with death. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

His hose did some damage to the drawing-room carpet and upholstery, but the strong jet of water speedily quenched the flames. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Anthony Hope I saw it flash in the moonlight, but its flash was quenched in a brighter short blaze. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

Jules Verne The twilight was fading away, dying as if drowned in the mists or quenched by the wind and the rain. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

Anthony Trollope If you could give yourself to him, why then the aspiration should be quenched within my own breast. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

But perhaps Allez, the father, had been a gentleman? Carrel quenched this hope at once. An Engagement by Ella D'Arcy [1896]

Charles Dickens Nor did this glimmer of a quenched fire seem to light him to a quicker sense of his debasement. The Chimes by Charles Dickens [1844]

Andrew Lang They quenched the flames and put out the fire, and, unbinding their dear sister from the stake. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang