Phrases with "race"

F. Scott Fitzgerald You’d think we were a race of cheerful cripples and that the common end of the Russian peasant was suicide ——” “Six o’clock,” said Amory, glancing at his wrist-watch. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Jack London They come from a race of successful and predatory bipeds who stand between the worker and his wages, and they try to tell the worker what he shall do with the pitiful balance left to him. The People of the Abyss by Jack London [1903]

Then the face-slapping footman saw him, and, letting out a yell, started to race furiously towards him. The Vengeance of Larose by Arthur Gask [1939]

Mark Twain Part of the time, the Milanese use it for a race track, and at other seasons they flood it with water and have spirited yachting regattas there. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

You and the old race of men, and the race of the beasts, and the race of the fish, and the winged race, are wearing away like a candle that has been burned out. Stories of Red Hanrahan by William Butler Yeats [1905]

Jules Verne He had, however, no intention of transplanting a race of Franco-Americans upon the surface of the moon. From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne [1867]

Charles Kingsley The conquerors would see their aboriginal slaves of the old race still haunting the tree, making stealthy offerings to it by night: and they would ask the reason. Superstition by Charles Kingsley

My race is doomed, and in a little they will have forgotten my name. Prester John by John Buchan

Isabella Bird Nothing destroys so effectually the external distinguishing peculiarities of race as the habit of evil. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

Henry Adams He was studying the laws of motion, and had struck two large questions of vital importance to America — inertia of race and inertia of sex. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Edward Bellamy The change of a dynasty in a petty kingdom of the old world often cost more lives than did the revolution which set the feet of the human race at last in the right way. Looking Backward From 2000 to 1887 by Edward Bellamy

How they will enjoy themselves!” “Bobby won’t enjoy himself much, and he won’t race much either,” said Nicholas with a grim chuckle; “his boots are hurting him. Beasts and Super-Beasts by Saki

George Meredith For action all thine iron clanks In cravings for a splendid prize; Again to race or bump thy planks With any flag that flies. Ballads and Poems of Tragic Life by George Meredith [1887]

Edgar Rice Burroughs On the other hand, Gr-gr-gr’s people were, for the most part, quite hairy, but they were tailless and had a language similar to that of the human race of Pellucidar; nor were they arboreal. Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1923]

Arthur Conan Doyle Somewhere there, on that desolate plain, was lurking this fiendish man, hiding in a burrow like a wild beast, his heart full of malignancy against the whole race which had cast him out. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle [1902]

The Spaniards, conceiving that they had fallen in with a tribe of Caribs, the only race in that part of the New World known to be cannibals, retreated precipitately to their vessel. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

But a race that bears a sceptre must carry gifts to justify it. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

Joseph Furphy Yet, relatively, this antique race is of last week only. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

James Joyce Tuck in your blank! For it’s race pound race the hosties rear all roads to ruin and layers by lifetimes laid down riches from poormen. Finnegans Wake by James Joyce

Olaf Stapledon But why have we not wisdom? No doubt as a race we lack it because as a species we have only half emerged from the brute. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

Jack London I hesitated, the desire to race back and up the steps to the deck almost overpowering me. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

Algernon Blackwood The race could be uplifted, taught, redeemed. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

D. H. Lawrence His race was very old, in its peculiar battle with established society, and had no conception of winning. The Virgin and the Gypsy by D. H. Lawrence

But there is a frailty, by comparison with which this ordinary flux of the human race seems to have a vast duration. The Household Wreck by Thomas De Quincey [1838]

John Stuart Mill For the same reason, we may leave out of consideration those backward states of society in which the race itself may be considered as in its nonage. On Liberty by John Stuart Mill [1859]

The yell of dismay and vengeance that burst from Ghysbrecht’s men at that terrible blow which felled their leader, told the fugitives that it was now a race for life or death. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

And soon one broke out: ‘I can suffer   No longer the life of a slug, The man that don’t race is a duffer,   Let’s have one more run for the mug. The Man from Snowy River and other verses by A. B. Paterson

Anthony Trollope He undoubtedly was sympathetic, and took delight in expatiating on all those benefits that would come to the world from the race of mankind which knew nothing of the debility of old age. The Fixed Period by Anthony Trollope

James Joyce We are an unfortunate priest-ridden race and always were and always will be till the end of the chapter. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

Jules Verne Besides, the animal was strong, and of a race calculated to endure great fatigue. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

Then, on the sixth and last race I thought it about time, according to the law of averages, that a favourite should win. The Beachy Head Murder by Arthur Gask [1941]

Walter Scott The bull had lost the shaggy honours of his mane, and the race was small and light made, in colour a dingy white, or rather a pale yellow, with black horns and hoofs. The Bride of Lammermoor by Walter Scott [1819]

They are as distinct a race as the dogs that lie in his bed-chamber, and follow him in his walks, a species of his own creation. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

I think the end of our greatness as a race must be very near. A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey [1936]

Olaf Stapledon In due season a race of nobler human beings peopled the earth. Death into Life by Olaf Stapledon

The business recommenced with a race between a London boat and the winner’ of yesterday’s heat, Cambridge. Here the truth of Edward’s remark appeared. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

It was he who in the famous race of 18 — caught up in the last three hundred yards the quickened stroke which gave Oxford victory. The Far Islands by John Buchan [1899]

To-day it is a race against time. London in My Time by Thomas Burke

Sir Walter Scott Many of them were of that ancient race of Highlanders, who not only willingly made their couch in the snow, but considered it as effeminate luxury to use a snowball for a pillow. A Legend of Montrose by Sir Walter Scott [1819]

William Morris Let us grant, first, that the race of man must either labour or perish. Signs of Change by William Morris [1888]

It would have been a pity for such a race to go extinct, even though they were but as the butterflies that hover about the leaves and blossoms of the visible world. The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood by with biographical introduction by William Michael Rossetti

Benjamin Disraeli The eccentric exploits and the violent passions, by which his race had been ever characterised, were to him a source of secret exultation. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

Richard Burton In the early days of Al-Islam, if history be credible, Arabia had a race of heroines. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

You’ll have to race her six times round the grass paddock for a bet, and then blurt your proposal out before she’s got her wind back. Beasts and Super-Beasts by Saki

If you like, I’ll give you five minutes’ start and race you. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

She suddenly remembered that she had once heard a rumour of that kind about him, and that he had lost a race by it. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

M. Garinet further informs us that France, at the time he wrote (1818), was overrun by a race of fellows who made a trade of casting out devils and finding out witches. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

But for ancient race he has respect in his bones, though it may happen that in public he denies it, and the laird has for him a secular association with good family. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

Olaf Stapledon Men will thus become increasingly diverse and individual, and yet at the same time the race as a whole will become more and more unified in respect of mutual knowledge and of fundamental aims. Saints and Revolutionaries by Olaf Stapledon

The race — the two races rather — and the climate . Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

I have to address myself to dying as it becomes one of my race to die. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Wilkie Collins Not to put you to your arithmetic again, they must run four miles — the longest race of this kind which it is customary to attempt at Sports like these. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu Vivian Darnley is away in search of La Esmeralda. Miss Arden has seen the first race of the day, the first she has ever seen, and is amazed and delighted. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

Jules Verne Le Daily Negro, journal spécial de la race noire, publia un portrait de Frycollin, d’après sa dernière photographie. Robur-le-Conquerant by Jules Verne [1886]

Edgar Rice Burroughs I felt that the human race of Pellucidar had little to fear from these gorilla-men. Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1923]

Mark Twain A race in the Pacific: Our antagonist was in her best trim. Is Shakespeare Dead? by Mark Twain

But, no, Abram was introduced simply as a citizen of the Chaldean town of Ur, and there was no hint of any difference in race between him and his neighbors. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

R. D. Blackmore These stared considerably, being very wealthy people, of high Jewish blood (and thus the oldest of the old), and steadfast most — where all are steadfast — to their own race of religion. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Andrew Lang II. The Earl of Fife, withouten strife, He bound him over Solway; The great would ever together ride That race they may rue for aye. Sir Walter Scott and the Border Minstrelsy by Andrew Lang [1910]

James Joyce Orchestra played O WILLIE, WE HAVE MISSED YOU. A race of clodhoppers! MARCH 25, MORNING. A troubled night of dreams. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

Maria Edgeworth They had no consolation in their misfortunes but that of railing at the treachery of the whole race of slaves. The Grateful Negro by Maria Edgeworth

Arthur Machen But here, by the hypothesis, were cases in which the moth had done this very thing; the moth race had entered, it seemed, into a malignant conspiracy against the human race. The Terror by Arthur Machen

Olaf Stapledon From the point of view of the bureaucrats the human race had gone quite mad. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

William Makepeace Thackeray It is our wish that there should be a race set apart in this happy country, who shall hold the first rank, have the first prizes and chances in all government jobs and patronages. The Book of Snobs by William Makepeace Thackeray [1846]

Arthur Conan Doyle But there was the European pride, the pride of the white race which swelled within them, and held them to the faith of their countrymen. The Tragedy of the Korosko by Arthur Conan Doyle [1898]

Last night we raced for glory; to-day we race for a stake. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Count Casimir endeavoured to propitiate Dougal, and learned from him many things about the Scottish race which are not printed in the books. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

William Morris Nay, in some cases, it would have been laughable, if it had not been so sad, to see the piteous simplicity with which the conquered race had copied the blank vulgarity of their lords. Hopes and Fears for Art by William Morris [1882]

Charles Dickens The Jews who had got into the Hall, were driven forth; and some of the rabble cried out that the new King had commanded the unbelieving race to be put to death. A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens [1852]

Henry James They were the more unmistakable as they presented mainly the happier aspects of the energetic race to which they had the honour to belong. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

Jules Verne Le lendemain, 23 octobre, de petits chevaux de race espagnole, pleins de vigueur et de feu, piaffaient sous ses fenêtres. De La Terre a La Lune by Jules Verne [1865]

Thomas Hardy The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong; and even if it sometimes is, you may be neither swift nor strong. A Few Crusted Characters by Thomas Hardy [1891]

Rudyard Kipling I’ll race you as far as you please for as much as you please. The Light That Failed by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Guy de Maupassant But all the rest of her belonged to the beautiful race from the South, fair, supple and with a delicate face which was formed on straight and simple lines like those of a Hindoo figure. Allouma by Guy de Maupassant [1889]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The whole human race is becoming too much made to pattern. The Glenlitten Murder by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1929]

Olaf Stapledon Sometimes, so we were told, telepathic communion of the whole race caused something like the fragmentary awakening of a communal world-mind in which all individuals participated. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

The race in which he was running was not to be won by a loiterer. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

The banks of its upper waters are inhabited by a race of Indians who have never been subjugated by the Spaniards, and about whom very little is known. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

Jules Verne On verra le sol passer peu à peu de la race indigène à la race étrangère. Le Château des Carpathes by Jules Verne [1892]

And yet — oh, and yet! — oh, thought of horror! — what was this that I had seen? The abhorrent savages in the outer wilderness were surely of the same race as these. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

Andrew Lang The traditional phrase of a conquered bronze-using race could not thus survive and flourish in the poetry of an outlandish iron-using race of conquerors. Homer and His Age by Andrew Lang

Mrs. Dodd, unable to race with such antelopes, slipped quietly out into the little balcony. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

H.P. Lovecraft Of what could have happened in the geological ages since the paintings ceased and the death-hating race resentfully succumbed to decay, no man might say. The Nameless City by H.P. Lovecraft [1921]

Charles Kingsley The big ship may keep; she is a race ship, and if we can but recover the wind of her, we will see whether our height is not a match for her length. Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley

Jules Verne Il évitait avec le plus grand soin cabanes, cases, huttes, tanières, en un mot tout ce qui peut servir de réceptacle à la race humaine. Cinq Semaines En Ballon by Jules Verne [1863]

So, very early, the working class ceased to be a race of friendly and wonderful beings and became a race of enemies. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell [1937]

Olaf Stapledon I must not tell in detail of the heroic struggle by which the race refashioned its symbiotic nature to suit the career that lay before it. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Arnold Bennett He thought of women as the Occidental thinks of the Chinese, as a race apart, mysterious but capable of being infallibly comprehended by the application of a few leading principles of psychology. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Geoffrey, Leonardo di Marioni comes of a race who pride themselves more than anything upon keeping their word in love and in hate. To Win the Love He Sought by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1895]

George Meredith He may well think his race favoured of heaven, though heaven chastise them still. The Tragic Comedians by George Meredith [1880]

For in his book of Judging, having supposed two running for a wager to have exactly finished their race together, he examines what is fit for the judge in this case to do. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

Of the men that bustled around me in the streets of Semlin there was not, perhaps, one who had ever gone down to look upon the stranger race dwelling under the walls of that opposite castle. Eothen by Alexander William Kinglake [1844]

Olaf Stapledon We had observed a neck-and-neck race between your developing nature and the developing world, which your nature itself kept stimulating into constant advance. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Jules Verne C’est la race blanche, c’est la nôtre! Le crâne de ce fossile est régulièrement ovoïde, sans développement des pommettes, sans projection de la mâchoire. Voyage au Centre de la Terre by Jules Verne [1864]

I boarded the tram at once, and, purchasing a race card from one of the noisy youngsters importuning on all sides, I leaned back and gave myself up to a study of the afternoon’s programme. The Secret of the Sandhills by Arthur Gask [1921]

T. E. Lawrence Apparently I had better race off to Dufferin and regulate affairs. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Ford Madox Ford On those occasions he would have been absent at a race — meeting. Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

Thomas Wolfe To a future world — inhabited, no doubt, by a less acute and understanding race of men — all this may seem a trifle strange. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

George Gissing I’ve seen what the great British race is doing the world round; and I’m that proud of it I can’t find words to express myself. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

Browning and Ibsen alike considered that the race must be reformed periodically or it would die. Henrik Ibsen by Edmund Gosse

Virginia Woolf Reckless and random the cars race and roar and hunt us to death like bloodhounds. The Waves by Virginia Woolf [1931]

Andrew Lang No hypothesis of interchange of ideas nor of community of race is needed to explain the resemblance of form in the missiles. Custom and Myth by Andrew Lang

Rudyard Kipling Like most other rulers, he governs not as he would but as he can, and the mantle of his authority covers the most turbulent race under the stars. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

David Hume The only gainers by it are the Financiers, a race of men rather odious to the nobility and the whole kingdom. Of Civil Liberty by David Hume

Olaf Stapledon Possibly, if the human race were to choose to remain in its present course of social and cultural advancement, it would be able to prosper for a very long age. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

D. H. Lawrence And I don’t see why a race should be like an aloe tree, flower once and die. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

Rudyard Kipling Our English literature, I think, has always been the expression of a race more anxious to deliver what was laid upon it than to measure the means and methods of delivery. A Book of Words by Rudyard Kipling [1928]

H. G. Wells In Utopia we found out long ago that no race of human beings was sufficiently great, subtle and powerful to think and act for any other race. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

The old-style contemptuous attitude towards ‘natives’ has been much weakened in England, and various pseudo-scientific theories emphasising the superiority of the white race have been abandoned. Notes on Nationalism by George Orwell [1945]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle I cut myself off from my race in order to wed him, but never once while he lived did I for an instant regret it. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

Henry James She felt as if she were running a race with failure and shame; she would get in first if she should get in before the degradation of the morrow. A London Life by Henry James [1888]

Anthony Trollope But the American owns a more mixed blood than any other race known. North America by Anthony Trollope

Only do thou, at the boy’s birth in whom The iron shall cease, the golden race arise, Befriend him, chaste Lucina; ’tis thine own Apollo reigns. The Eclogues of Virgil by translated by J. B. Greenough

H. G. Wells We stood up to the dark, long portraits of the extinguished race — one was a Holbein — and looked them in their sidelong eyes. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

Margaret Oliphant Two souls that are one! I am thinking—and I have had a long, long time to think in—that this is what is wanted to free the race from that bondage. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

Benjamin Disraeli But what do they mean by the Latin race? Language and religion do not make a race — there is only one thing which makes a race, and that is blood. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

Guy de Maupassan She exclaimed indignantly: “You have become a race of serfs, a race of common people. The Love of Long Ago by Guy de Maupassan

The intelligence of the children among this race is marvellously precocious, perhaps from the habit of having intrusted to them, at so early an age, the toils and responsibilities of middle age. The Coming Race by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1871]

T. E. Lawrence We rode again in the evening for another eight miles, intending to race straight through to Wejh in a long last day. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Sidney Colvin Whether the quality was one of race or not, it was probably inseparable from the peculiar complexion of Keats’s genius. Keats by Sidney Colvin [1887]

It happened, he explained, there was a race meeting at Newmarket that afternoon, and a horse called ‘The Duke of Wellington’ was running in the 3. The Poisoned Goblet by Arthur Gask [1935]

R. D. Blackmore All three cutters race after you pell-mell, and it is much if they do not run into one another. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Edgar Rice Burroughs More ages elapsed until at the present time we find a race consisting exclusively of females. At the Earth’s Core by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1914]

Lucy Maud Montgomery Are you ready for bed? Let’s run a race and see who’ll get to the bed first. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

No two individuals of the same race are quite alike. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Edith Wharton But it seemed to her that they missed the poetry of their situation, transacting their pleasures with the dreary method and shortness of view of a race tethered to the ledger. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

William Morris The race was no long one, for Ralph’s beast was wearied, and the other horses were fresh, and Ralph knew naught of the country before him, whereas those riders knew it well. The Well At The World’s End by William Morris [1896]

I suspect now that I did not always stop to consider whether my short words were not as Latin by race as any of the long words I rejected, and that I only made sure they were short. My Literary Passions by William Dean Howells

William Makepeace Thackeray They began to desert my hunt, as they did in England, and when I went to race or market found sudden reasons for getting out of my neighbourhood. The Memoires of Barry Lyndon by William Makepeace Thackeray [1852]

William Makepeace Thackeray His attentions to Miss Flack at a race ball were such that her father said De Mogyns must either die on the field of honour, or become his son-inlaw. The Book of Snobs by William Makepeace Thackeray [1846]

Thomas Wolfe One had to go onwards and upwards constantly, and the race was to the swift. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Certainly the Anglo–Saxon race yields to no other in admiration for military glory. The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns [1906]

They were a race of men of sterling metal, who lit our Northern Lights, and from the besieging sea wrung footholds for harbours. Robert Louis Stevenson by E. Blantyre Simpson

Jeremy Bentham Another article in the catalogue of secondary circumstances, is that of race or lineage: the national race or lineage a man issues from. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

Edith Wharton Twelve years had passed since then, and she was now a woman of twenty-eight, belonging to a race in which beauty ripens early and as soon declines. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

Olaf Stapledon This state of affairs continued for some millions of years, but at last the race was destroyed by the ravages of a small rat-like animal against which it could devise no protection. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

And, strangely enough, it is the internationalists, men who professedly care nothing for race or country, who have set themselves this task of disruption, one can easily see for what sinister purpose. Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad [1921]

Jules Verne Sa fortune n’est point sortie des entrailles du sol sous forme de nappes pétroliques, ni des entrailles fumantes de la race porcine. L’île à hélice by Jules Verne [1895]

Charlotte Perkins Gilman They were not equally beautiful, by any means; thirty years, of course, could not wholly return to the normal a race long stunted and overworked. Moving the Mountain by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1911]

Jules Verne Ces excellentes bêtes ont acquis dans le pays un développement supérieur à celui de la race primitive. Les Enfants du Capitaine Grant by Jules Verne [1867-68]

Andrew Lang No sooner did the man get hold of the dog than he turned him into the garden, but the dog did nothing but race about, and the man was forced to wait with what patience he could. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Sinclair Lewis Poor dear, is it worried? I’ll race you to the top of the hill. Our Mr. Wrenn by Sinclair Lewis

Olaf Stapledon It was as though the spirit of the black race took possession of him to avenge itself upon the whole race of white tyrants. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

Virginia Woolf Another race was starting; men crouched at the edge of the pond, each with his stick resting on a toy boat. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

But no material things can match their flight, In speed excelling far the race of light. Petrarch’s Triumphs by Petrarch

Isabella Bird Of the four millions of the Armenian race 2,500,000 are subjects of the Sultan, and with few exceptions are distinguished for their loyalty and their devotion to peaceful pursuits. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Rudyard Kipling The sin of losing the race never seemed to strike him. Plain Tales from the Hills by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

A race of literary men had sprang up in Edinburgh who, as to national feeling, were entirely colourless, Scotchmen in nothing except their dwelling-place. Robert Burns by John Campbell Shairp [1879]

A Norman race those Maulevriers. And you are Lady Maulevrier’s granddaughter! You should be proud. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

I shouldn’t wonder if he went all the way to India to see the race for the Calcutta Sweepstake that one hears so much about. The Chronicles of Clovis by Saki

By their lofty port, their peculiar and much richer dress, they seemed not to be of the same race as these Indians. Their dark glossy hair was tied in a knot on the top of the head. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

He saw his race extinct in the death of this son, whom he so dearly loved—despite his fault—and whose vices he forgot for the moment, remembering only his brilliant and lovable qualities. Captain Fracasse by Théophile Gautier [1863]

Ford Madox Ford Besides, if they did you in, as every business partner or protégé must be expected to do, you did not feel the same humiliation as you did if you were swindled by a man of your own race and station. Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

Samuel Johnson There are said to be in Barra a race of horses yet smaller, of which the highest is not above thirty-six inches. A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson

The Bibbulmun race was represented by some thirty or forty stragglers, and these would gladly have gone back to their own various grounds; but their health and sight had failed. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

Tourguenief was of that great race which has more than any other fully and freely uttered human nature, without either false pride or false shame in its nakedness. My Literary Passions by William Dean Howells

George Meredith Singularly, she had but to abandon hope, and the shadowy figure vanished, the tragic race was ended. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

M. P. Shiel And let me tell you, sir, that in marrying her you marry no farmer’s daughter, but a lady of ancient lineage and high race —” “Ah, I thought there was some mystery —” “Not much mystery. The Lost Viol by M. P. Shiel [1905]

Sinclair Lewis They sang “Toy Land” and “Seeing Nelly Home”; they leaped from the low back of the sled to race over the slippery snow ruts; and when they were tired they climbed on the runners for a lift. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Rudyard Kipling The folk-tales of a race never lie. A Book of Words by Rudyard Kipling [1928]

It had never occurred to her that she was a prize for which half the young men in London would have liked to race each other. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

T. H. Huxley A race does not attract our attention in Nature until it has, in all probability, existed for a considerable time, and then it is too late to inquire into the conditions of its origin. Essays by T. H. Huxley

If he had something particularly good and new in his car for tomorrow’s race at Fairview, there was a chance for somebody to make a killing, as Van said. Serapion by Francis Stevens

Arthur Machen And then he told her how the race had dwindled in prosperity, century by century, till at last there was nothing left but the grey house and a few acres of land bordering the river. A Fragment of Life by Arthur Machen

I’ve done a lot of hunting, and can ride, as you can see, but I’ve never ridden in a race as yet, and I expect I’ve got a bit to learn. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

George Meredith Pole!” If it was a race that he ran with Mrs. Chump, Mr. Pole was beaten. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Henry Adams To him even the extinction of the human race should be merely a fact to be grouped with other vital statistics. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Olaf Stapledon Each race tended to believe that its own flavor was characteristic of all the finer mental qualities, was indeed an absolutely reliable label of spiritual worth. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Robert Louis Stevenson There is something in this Greek race yet; they will become a powerful Levantine nation in the course of time. Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin by Robert Louis Stevenson

H. G. Wells So the old lion waxed fat and thanked heaven for the race of men. A Story of the Stone Age by H. G. Wells [1897]

In the south, the disease, virulent and immedicable, had nearly annihilated the race of man; storm and inundation, poisonous winds and blights, filled up the measure of suffering. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Maria Edgeworth But then there are degrees among the race of imitators. Helen by Maria Edgeworth

Anthony Trollope The political power of the South is of course in the hands of the white race only, and the total white population should therefore be taken as the number indicating the Southern power. North America by Anthony Trollope

Richard Burton At the same time he had been indulging aloud in his favourite rhodomontade, boasting of my greatness, and had declared me to be an Indian pilgrim, a race still supposed at Meccah to be made of gold. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Robert Louis Stevenson He had a word of contempt for the whole crowd of poets, painters, fiddlers, and their admirers, the bastard race of amateurs, which was continually on his lips. The Weir of Hermiston by Robert Louis Stevenson

Il gardait sa hauteur aristocratique, la fine élégance de sa race appauvrie; et ce n’était encore, par moments, qu’un court vertige tournant sous ce crâne, vidé par le jeu et les femmes. Nana by Emile Zola [1880]

Why it’s two thousand pound that the winner gets by the great race at Newmarket, and there’s all the gentlefolks ready to give their ears for it. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Olaf Stapledon It was at this point, when the original ichthyoid race had given place to the super-ichthyoids, that we finally lost touch. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Henry James One of them was to the effect that the simplest division it is possible to make of the human race is into the people who take things hard and the people who take them easy. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

A race the boys will remember all their lives. The Jest of Life by Arthur Gask [1936]

Andrew Lang It is excessively improbable, and quite unproved, that any race ever regarded lightning as the flashes of a mouse’s teeth. Custom and Myth by Andrew Lang

Being of my mother’s race he has eyes like mine. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu No longer is she one of that forlorn race that hath but a short time to live, and is full of misery. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]

George Meredith Hitherto, in passive obedience to the indoctrination of the Countess, Evan had looked on tailors as the proscribed race of modern society. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

Richard Burton Amongst the large vessels was one freighted with Persian pilgrims, a most disagreeable race of men on a journey or a voyage. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Benjamin Disraeli They have come to me, not I to them, and I have always told them the truth about themselves, that they are a race of snobs, and they rather like being told so. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

H. G. Wells And this time too it is not any one person, any one dynasty, any one cult or race which carries our destiny. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

George Meredith The decay of our glory was to be edged with blood; Jonathan admitted that there would be stuff in the fallen race to deliver a sturdy fight before they went to their doom. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

Walter Scott For myself, my race is near a close, and that because I fall martyr to the over-tenderness of my own heart. Peveril of the Peak by Walter Scott [1822]

Anthony Trollope Fathers, guardians, and the race of old friends generally, hardly ever give sufficient credit to the remorse which young men themselves feel when they gradually go astray. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Ralph Waldo Emerson Every child of the Saxon race is educated to wish to be first. Representative Men by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1850]

D. H. Lawrence I’m mostly on the corner, race days, as your cook will tell you; an’ I’d like to say that if any uv your FRIENDS—. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

The day was cold and dry, with few clouds, and a good deal of sunshine, so the conditions for the race were fairly good. The Mystery Queen by Fergus Hume

Charlotte Perkins Gilman It was like two people playing solitaire to see who would get it first; more like a race or a — a competitive examination, than a real game with some fight in it. Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1915]

One other question ought not to be passed over without notice, namely, whether, as is sometimes assumed, each sub-species or race of man has sprung from a single pair of progenitors. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

The stags of my race fled from my rocky forehead, or were pushed back and back until their legs broke under them and I trampled them to death. Irish Fairy Tales by James Stephens

Nathaniel Hawthorne Next I meet an unhappy slipshod gentleman with a cloak flung hastily over his shoulders, running a race with boisterous winds and striving to glide between the drops of rain. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Arthur Conan Doyle If we could conceive a race of beings which were constructed in material which threw out shorter or longer vibrations, they would be invisible unless we could tune ourselves up or tone them down. The Coming of the Fairies by Arthur Conan Doyle [1922]

William Makepeace Thackeray But stern Fate had determined that I should leave none of my race behind me, and ordained that I should finish my career, as I see it closing now — poor, lonely, and childless. The Memoires of Barry Lyndon by William Makepeace Thackeray [1852]

George Meredith Bustle is instinctively adopted by the human race as the substitute of comfort. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]