Phrases with "reaches"

In the mad struggle for place and power he has no part; the roar of the strife reaches his ear like the distant murmur of the ocean. Fantastic Fables by Ambrose Bierce

The world, inner and outer, grows dimmer till it reaches almost the vagueness of a dream. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

Virginia Woolf We do not know how she reaches her conclusions, only that she has reached them. The Common Reader by Virginia Woolf [1925]

Now the delegates to the Congress of Soviets, hurrying on speeding trains to the farthest reaches of Asia, were coming to their homes, carrying the fiery cross. Ten Days That Shook the World by John Reed

Abraham Merri The warm, heavy air fills the pit until it reaches the layer of cold air we’ve just come from. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

Here the contrast between his theoretic worship of his idol and his own practice reaches a climax. Byron by John Nichol [1880]

Anthony Trollope The manumission, when it reaches Virginia, will not probably enfranchise the half million of slaves who, in 1860, were counted among its population. North America by Anthony Trollope

Olaf Stapledon It was remarkable that they received on the whole more sympathy and understanding in the lower than in the higher reaches of society. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

William Cowper The sound of war Has lost its terrors ere it reaches me; Grieves, but alarms me not. The Task by William Cowper [1785]

Marie Corelli Man is an unfettered creature — he must have his liberty, even if it reaches license; woman is his dependent. The Master-Christian by Marie Corelli [1900]

H. G. Wells At first that mass of formative influence takes the outline of the home, but it broadens out as the citizen grows until it reaches the limits of his world. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

Ann Radcliffe The best principle is not virtue till it reaches this elevation. The Italian by Ann Radcliffe [1796]

Olaf Stapledon Clearly, what actually reaches this visual cortex must be very different from the stimulus which originally affected the retina. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

G. K. Chesterton The scene in which Sampson Brass draws up the description of Quilp, supposing him to be dead, reaches a point of fiendish fun. Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

Baldwin Spencer When he reaches the country of the strange group, he remains at some little distance from the main camp, the fact of his acting as a messenger being known at once from his behaviour. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Henry James Nothing reaches it in any way; nothing gets at it. The Beldonald Holbein by Henry James [1901]

William Morris Actual daylight failed us as we passed through the lovely reaches of Wargrave and Shiplake; but the moon rose behind us presently. News from Nowhere by William Morris [1890]

The yellow desert, barren and undulating, with a line of purple peaks on the horizon, reaches away into the far distance. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Greed oft o’er reaches itself. The Fables of Aesop by Joseph Jacobs. Includes A Short History of the Aesopic Fable

Edith Wharton Her eyes were still fixed on the upper reaches of the sky when she became aware that a shadow had flitted across the glory-flooded room: it must have been Harney passing the window against the sunset. Summer by Edith Wharton [1917]

John Donne Industry reaches out her hand to us and gives us fruits of our labour for ourselves and our posterity; but thy hand guides that hand when it sows and when it waters, and the increase is from thee. Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions and severall steps in my Sicknes by John Donne

Charlotte Perkins Gilman We ran up the hills to Old Broadway, and along its shaded reaches for quite a distance. Moving the Mountain by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1911]

Edith Wharton Far off across the empty reaches of the hall a waiter appeared with napkin and tray — sail and raft of a desert ocean. The Children by Edith Wharton [1928]

I suppose he just goes on willing when he reaches the top point?” “The Stone being there too?” Palliser asked. Many Dimensions by Charles Williams [1931]

In Genoa, the hotels, taking counsel of the vagabond streets, stand about the cavernous arcade already mentioned, and all the noise of the shipping reaches their guests. Italian Journeys by William Dean Howells [1867]

D. H. Lawrence Till he reaches a pitch of dehumanised recklessness, and then the lid is blown off, as the top is blown off a hill to make a new volcano. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Arthur Conan Doyle Objection No. 2: We will suppose that he reaches London and sees the foreign agent. His Last Bow by Arthur Conan Doyle [1917]

Thomas Hardy He reaches a door on the first floor, over which is painted, in black letters, ‘Mr. Henry Knight’ — ‘Barrister-at-law’ being understood but not expressed. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

Willa Cather The legend was that in those upper reaches you might be divine; but you were much likelier to be ridiculous. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Robert Louis Stevenson Yesterday, October 12th, great news reaches me, and Lloyd and I, with the mail just coming in, must leave all, saddle, and ride down. Vailima Letters by Robert Louis Stevenson

Rafael Sabatini You may depend upon me to see that it reaches the prince’s hands tomorrow. Casanova’s Alibi by Rafael Sabatini

From the ridges in the centre of the island the ground rises toward the north, till, at the Peak, it reaches the height of two thousand nine hundred and twenty-two feet. The Golden Chersonese and the way thither by Isabella L. Bird [1883]

T. H. Huxley In any of these cases, the organisms may be crushed or be mutilated, before or after putrefaction, in such a manner that perhaps only a part will be left in the form in which it reaches us. Essays by T. H. Huxley

E. Phillips Oppenheim Just as I am nearing the gate a sound for which I have been half listening reaches me, and I set my teeth and spring forward. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Then as the victim reaches them, they exclaim: ‘There y’are, sir, took yer photo lovely. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

H.P. Lovecraft I heard a moaning and saw a storm of sand stirring among the antique stones though the sky was clear and the vast reaches of desert still. The Nameless City by H.P. Lovecraft [1921]

Fanny Fern When he reaches the lace sleeve, Daisy’s laugh rings out like a robin’s carol; then she puts him back, to retravel the same smooth road again. Ruth Hall by Fanny Fern [1854]

His room was deeply dark, and so little light shone on the back reaches of the Gill Street cottages that the soft raising of the window made no visible aperture. Limehouse Nights by Thomas Burke

Thomas Hardy But in a moment you find that the road, the old Roman highway into the peninsula, turns at a sharp angle when it reaches the base of the scarp, and ascends in the stiffest of inclines to the right. The Well-Beloved by Thomas Hardy [1897]

John Donne Nature reaches out her hand and gives us corn, and wine, and oil, and milk; but thou fillest her hand before, and thou openest her hand that she may rain down her showers upon us. Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions and severall steps in my Sicknes by John Donne

And farther west on the upper reaches the place of the monstrous town was still marked ominously on the sky, a brooding gloom in sunshine, a lurid glare under the stars. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad [1899]

He reaches the ruins after ten miles from the fort, when they lie between twelve and thirteen from El–Wijh. He calls the porphyritic trap “dark granite. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

Arthur Conan Doyle Now, mark you, Ettie, it will be just a word to you, and when it reaches you, you will drop everything and come right down to the waiting room at the depot and stay there till I come for you. The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle [1914]

Olaf Stapledon We distinguished between the distinctively animal and the distinctively human capacities, and those obscure capacities which seem to lie at the upper reaches of human nature. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

Leon Trotsky Mail reaches here with difficulty, and is often lost. My Life by Leon Trotsky

F. Scott Fitzgerald He’s all right now but as soon as the heat goes on he reaches for the little white powders. The Pat Hobby Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1941]

Heaven and Earth under its guidance unite together and send down the sweet dew, which without the directions of men, reaches equally everywhere as of its own accord. Tao Te Ching by Lao tzu

Henry David Thoreau A huckleberry never reaches Boston; they have not been known there since they grew on her three hills. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau Cape Cod, the right arm of the Commonwealth, reaches out into the ocean, some fifty or sixty miles. Natural History of Massachusetts by Henry David Thoreau [1842]

John Galsworthy Bobbie will let us know when Walter reaches the case. Maid in Waiting by John Galsworthy

Henry David Thoreau But the wind slides eastward over its opaque surface in vain, till it reaches the living surface beyond. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

Bram Stoker But the high sun when it reaches its meridianal splendour begins from that instant its downward course. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

When that axis reaches the pole, which is the centre of the axis, it stands in the same straight line with the axis of the earth. On the Magnet by William Gilber

From the stagnant reaches above and below a fine white mist was rising, but the long shallows of the ford were clear. Prester John by John Buchan

Elizabeth Gaskell I heard of him once before; and it is not many a one fifty miles away whose fame reaches Heathbridge.’ ‘My father is a notable man, sir. Cousin Phillis by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

Benjamin Disraeli She reaches with a soundless step the captive. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

Anthony Trollope The official intimation will be sent to him and to the county authorities by this post, and by the time that this reaches you he will be a free man. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

Charles Kingsley He steps out away from them, across the crater floor, carrying Tom’s revolver in his hand, till he reaches the required point, and turns. Two Years Ago by Charles Kingsley

Olaf Stapledon Some reaches the baker who serves this College. Dough. Lovely loaves. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

Edith Wharton A sight to lift the heart; for on those sunny reaches Ivrea, Novara, Vercelli lay like sea-birds on a summer sea. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

Olaf Stapledon Moreover the twin streams of history are in their upper reaches so similar as to be indistinguishable, like the almost identical views which a man has through his two eyes. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

Mark Twain He reaches around and bites my legs too. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Ralph Waldo Emerson It reaches its height in woman. The Conduct of Life by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1860]

Wilkie Collins My canvas is fourteen feet high; and Polycarp reaches from top to bottom. A Passage in the Life of Perugino Potts by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Andrew Lang He had a clear view of the truth that what the religious instinct has once grasped, it does not, as a rule, abandon, but subordinates or disguises, when it reaches higher ideas. Custom and Myth by Andrew Lang

But in the third position of the terrella the needle is perpendicular; because the pole of the stone is placed at the top, and the needle tending straight toward the body reaches to the pole. On the Magnet by William Gilber

The next man transfers it in like manner to the next; and so it goes by day and night without a break, till it reaches the first railway station. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

The first two reaches were long and bulging; the next became shorter, and Prince Paul assured us that, after one to the right, and another to the left, we should fall into the direct channel. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

Guy de Maupassant And if some scandalous episode or other occurs in the neighborhood, the disreputable story dies a natural death when it reaches the threshold of the house. Forgiveness (Le Pardon) by Guy de Maupassant [1882]

Virginia Woolf They have scattered, they have foundered, all except my ship, which mounts the wave and sweeps before the gale and reaches the islands where the parrots chatter and the creepers. The Waves by Virginia Woolf [1931]

John Hill Burton It is better that a deduction should accrue to a sum of money before it reaches the possession of him for whom it is destined, than that, after being in his hands, a portion of it should be withdrawn. Introduction to the Study of the Works of Jeremy Bentham by John Hill Burton

When the letter thus completed reaches the hands of the correspondent, who is equally unpractised in his a, b, c, he takes it to another learned genius of that tribe, who reads and expounds it to him. I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni

H. G. Wells The shipping in the lower reaches below the Tower there carried the flags of every country under the sky. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

All merit, which is founded in truth, and is strong enough, reaches by sweet exhalations in the end a higher sensory; reaches higher organs of discernment, lodged in a selecter audience. Charles Lamb by Thomas De Quincey

Arthur Conan Doyle A married woman grabs at her baby; an unmarried one reaches for her jewel-box. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Anthony Trollope A clergyman, or a doctor, or a lawyer, feels himself no whit disgraced if he reaches the end of his worldly labours without special note or honour. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

G. K. Chesterton And in one sentence towards the end, Shaw reaches a wider and more genial comprehension of mankind than he shows anywhere else; “it takes all sorts to make a world, saints as well as soldiers. George Bernard Shaw by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

Charles Dickens When the raft reaches its place of destination, it is broken up; the materials are sold; and the boatmen return for more. American Notes for General Circulation by Charles Dickens [1842]

Anthony Trollope Perhaps a small admiring crowd may welcome him as he passes out into the street, but he has become nobody before he reaches the corner. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

John Lewis Burckhard The Semoum wind never reaches these upper regions. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

Anthony Trollope The letter to Lady Anna was as follows: MY DEAREST, This letter, if it reaches you at all, will be given to you by your mother, who will have read it. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

Gaston Leroux Let me know by a letter handed to Mme. Giry, who will see that it reaches me, that you accept, as your predecessors did, the conditions in my memorandum-book relating to my monthly allowance. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux [1910]

But a sort of mechanizing process can already be seen at work in the film and radio, in publicity and propaganda, and in the lower reaches of journalism. Collected Essays by George Orwell

Henry Handel Richardson Now if you had Pat’s running into you, you MIGHT talk! Her’s is simply enormous; it reaches down to my legs. Growing Pains by Henry Handel Richardson

Edgar Allan Poe Yet, in time, and by long and frequent pauses of deep agony, he reaches the river’s brink, and disposes of his ghastly charge — perhaps through the medium of a boat. The Mystery of Marie Roget by Edgar Allan Poe [1842]

William Morris I need say little about the lovely reaches of the river here. News from Nowhere by William Morris [1890]

William Dampier This buff coat reaches down to their knees: it is close about their shoulders, but below it is three foot wide and as thick as a board. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

I want him to be fresh when he reaches my friend. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Charles Stur The Ana-branch had a broad channel and long reaches of water; but was wholly wanting in pasture or timber of any size. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

One reaches a point, she said with appalling youthful simplicity, where nothing that concerns one matters any longer. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Helen Zimmern I shall be quite rational again, I am sure, by the time your answer reaches me, so pray do not treat me as quite a hopeless person to write rationally to. Maria Edgeworth by Helen Zimmern

And then to nestle down, and sink into it, down, down into it, till one reaches the great peace. The Lowest Rung by Mary Cholmondeley [1908]

Algernon Blackwood He is dimly aware of knowledge that lies, at present, too far beyond him — and yet he reaches out for it. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

Tobias Smolle He enters, without ceremony, a lady’s bed-chamber, while she is in bed, reaches her whatever she wants, airs her shift, and helps to put it on. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

I know that the river is still here with its canoes and rowboats, its meadowy reaches apt for dual solitude, and its groves for picnics. Literature and Life by William Dean Howells

Isabella Bird He is punctual, drives fast and steadily, and always reaches the camping-ground in good time. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Rudyard Kipling When he reaches his proper distance he will get him. Debits and Credits by Rudyard Kipling [1926]

Edith Wharton Love is the most impregnable refuge of self-esteem, and we hate the eye that reaches to our nakedness. The Touchstone by Edith Wharton [1900]

John Locke But reaches no further than actual sensation. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

Robert Louis Stevenson It reaches into the highest abstraction of the ideal; it does not refuse the most pedestrian realism. Memories and Portraits by Robert Louis Stevenson

Andrew Lang To him who reaches this point the whole animistic doctrine of ghosts as the one germ of religion will appear to be imperilled. The Making of Religion by Andrew Lang

William Makepeace Thackeray Up the Hill of Ludgate — around the Pauline Square — by the side of Chepe — until it reaches our own Hill of Corn — the procession passes. Roundabout Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1860-63]

William Dampier The frock fits loose about them and reaches down a little below the waist. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

Guy de Maupassan As soon as he reaches the first branches, he stops, detaches from his side the sharp ax, and strikes. Little Louise Roqué by Guy de Maupassan

Nathaniel Hawthorne But that point will be decided when he reaches yonder old bare oak-tree. Fanshawe by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1826]

Benjamin Disraeli Its decrees are inexorable, but they are obscure, and the being whose career it directs is as a man travelling in a dark night; he reaches his goal even without the aid of stars or moon. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

The third, that popular government, reaching the perfection of the kind, reaches the perfection of government, and has no flaw in it. The Commonwealth of Oceana by James Harrington

Each runner is supposed to do his four miles in half-an-hour, and the mail which goes out every morning from Luxor reaches Cairo in six days. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Olaf Stapledon While some seek to reduce instinct to reflex, others seek to show that instinct itself is too mechanical a concept for the explanation of the upper reaches of personality. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

Thomas Wolfe Then it flows out into my arms until it reaches down into my finger-tips — and then the hand just does what I want it to. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Mark Twain It reaches up into the air infinitely higher than three American cities, though, and there is where the secret of it lies. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

E. F. Benson That is something, considering that every day that passes after the ordinary man reaches the full-blown flower of his strength, weakens his hold on life. The Man Who Went Too Far by E. F. Benson

Mark Twain A rope that hangs from the centre of the top touches the wall before it reaches the bottom. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

The dustbin that we’re in reaches up to the stratosphere. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

This is as instantly dissipated by the wind, and before the rattle of the rifles reaches us he is down. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

The hour was striking, near and far, wherever bells were still capable of sound, all over the wide reaches of London. Jonathan heard it through the new quiet. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

But she, poor mistress mine, hears nothing of that which reaches us; the talk of the vestibulum reaches not to the peristyle. The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1834]

Anthony Trollope When he has anything to communicate, he prefers to write a minute for Warburton, who then writes to Morton — and so it reaches me. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

D.H. Lawrence In the supreme ecstasy of the flesh, the Dionysic ecstasy, he reaches this state. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

The number of miles of previously unknown country that I have explored reaches to the sum of many thousands. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

It is, however, only here that it reaches the quintessence just spoken of with a coherent and substantive purpose to serve as vehicle for it. The English Novel by George Saintsbury [1913]

Black shadows of bordering trees lay athwart the road, which, in the short reaches between, gleamed a ghostly white. Can Such Things Be? by Ambrose Bierce [1893]

Arthur Conan Doyle These woods are locally supposed to be the extreme fringe of the great Weald forest, which thins away until it reaches the northern chalk downs. The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle [1914]

It need not be said that if in the depths of the heart there is a sentiment more tender, it reaches then, quite naturally, the highest exaltation of which it is capable. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

G. K. Chesterton Indeed it reaches to something like nightmare; as if Nature itself were unnatural. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

Rest assured, however, that when it reaches you I shall be dead. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

H. G. Wells Geography and History run into each other in this respect and, on the other hand, Geography reaches over to Biology. Here again our schools lag some fifty years behind contemporary knowledge. World Brain by H. G. Wells [1938]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Her shrill voice reaches us even above the roar of the wind. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Algernon Blackwood The stillness of her interminable reaches dropped down upon old London. . Sand by Algernon Blackwood [1912]

Zona Gale The only thing now left to desire was to slip clear of the shadow of the black reaches of Yaque, shouldering the blue. Romance Island by Zona Gale [1906]

Thomas Hardy At first no larger than a man’s fist it reaches the dimensions of a hat, then sinks a little and is still. A Changed Man by Thomas Hardy [1913]

Andrew Lang After many a wild adventure, Wäinämöinen reaches Pohjola and is kindly entreated by Loutri, the mother of the maiden of the land. Custom and Myth by Andrew Lang

H. G. Wells That is the love we must spread from those of our marrow until it reaches out to all mankind, that will some day reach out to all mankind. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

You are a particularly dangerous man, with your connection with Mrs. Henley. You must take special good care nothing of it reaches her. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

But when he reaches that higher grade he will act as thoroughly upon the convictions that accompany it as he does now on his present convictions. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

And draw not near to the wealth of the orphan, save to improve it, until he reaches the age of puberty, and fulfil your compacts; verily, a compact is ever enquired of. The Qur'an by translated by E. H. Palmer

H. G. Wells All life is imperfect: imperfection becomes a condemnation only when it reaches an intolerable level. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

It reaches the Gulf at a shallow sag marked by a line of palms, the centre of three: they are fed by their several Nullahs, and are watered with the brackish produce of sundry wells. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

Wilkie Collins The result on my own mind is this: If you are still at Aldborough when that letter from Zurich reaches Mrs. Lecount, all the pains we have taken will have been pains thrown away. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Edith Wharton The huge threat of New York was imminent now, dwarfing, under long reaches of embattled masonry, the great deck she stood on and all the little specks of life it carried. Autres Temps . . . by Edith Wharton [1916]

In about an hour’s time the ground descended steeply, and I saw before me the shining reaches of a river. Prester John by John Buchan

Ralph Waldo Emerson The sincerity and marrow of the man reaches to his sentences. Representative Men by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1850]

Francis Bacon For we have the heat of fire which is infinitely more potent and intense than the heat of the sun as it reaches us, or the warmth of animals. The New Organon by Francis Bacon [1620]

To perform exploits, and show the citizens their foes in chains, reaches the throne of Jupiter, and aims at celestial honors. The Works of Horace by translated literally into English prose by Christopher Smar

George Eliot She reaches the first turning towards the Hermitage, walking slowly — he is not there. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

Andrew Lang OEnone reaches the funeral flame, and without a word or a cry leaps into her husband’s arms, the wild Nymphs wondering. Alfred Tennyson by Andrew Lang

This hangs in a point over the brow, broadens over the top of the head, and tapers as it reaches the waist behind. Among the Tibetans by Isabella L. Bird [1894]

H. P. Lovecraf Despite a suspicion of prolixity and topheaviness, the narrative reaches its terrific climax with relentless power. Supernatural Horror in Literature by H. P. Lovecraf

John Locke For it is but a very obscure idea of power which reaches not the production of the action, but the continuation of the passion. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

Before the hand of the clock reaches the hour of noon, the Cardinal — will be no more. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

The river, after dashing down in this noble cascade, runs brawling amongst the forest-clothed hills, till it reaches the plains, and flows on placidly. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Thomas Paine If it reaches him in his imprisonment, it will afford him an agreeable reflection. The American Crisis by Thomas Paine

William Dampier One end of it reaches down to the end or head of the boat where it is placed in a notch that is made there purposely to receive it and keep it fast. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

Sigmund Freud Later addition: The two maids go to fetch water, and have, as it were, to climb into a river which reaches up to the house or into the courtyard. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Whosoever feels his experience to be something substitutional even while he has it, may be said to have an experience that reaches beyond itself. Essays in Radical Empiricism by William James

It is only in the crasser expressions of devout fancy that this intrusion of pecuniary canons into the devout ideals reaches such an extreme. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

Henry James When the call reaches me, it will be time to discuss it. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

Wilkie Collins The moral sensibility, like the nervous sensibility, reaches its period of absolute exhaustion, and feels no more. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

Guy de Maupassant The captain once more cries: “The escape-valve!” M. Mallet reaches for the rope and hangs to it, and we drop like an arrow. The Trip of Le Horla (Le Voyage du Horla) by Guy de Maupassant [1887]

Isabella Bird We next went to the elementary room, appropriated to infants, who are not sent to the higher school till their proficiency reaches the standard required. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

Amongst these tribes the Diyat, or “blood-money,” reaches eight hundred dollars; consequently men will maim, but carefully avoid killing, one another. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

Edith Wharton Gondolas laden with musicians and hung with coloured lamps lay beneath the palace windows or drifted out on the oily reaches of the lagoon. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

Ralph Waldo Emerson In race, it is not the broad shoulders, or litheness, or stature that give advantage, but a symmetry that reaches as far as to the wit. English Traits by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1856]

Virginia Woolf Directly that fear passes, the mind reaches out and instinctively revives itself by trying to create. The Death of the Moth and other essays by Virginia Woolf [1942]

Robert Louis Stevenson The city is as silent as a city of the dead: from all its humming thoroughfares, not a voice, not a footfall, reaches you upon the hill. Edinburgh Picturesque Notes by Robert Louis Stevenson

Florence Dixie In another second he reaches the bank, and pauses. Across Patagonia by Florence Dixie [1880]

William Morris See how the river has changed character again: it is broad now, and the reaches are long and very slow-running. News from Nowhere by William Morris [1890]

Ralph Waldo Emerson When it reaches its true law of action, every man that is born will be hailed as essential. The Conduct of Life by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1860]

Anthony Trollope There is something which you have asked her to send to you; and I think you should wait, at any rate, till it reaches you here. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

Edith Wharton Those years were her whole life; everything before them had been colorless and unconscious, like the blind life of the plant before it reaches the surface of the soil. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

Virginia Woolf It reaches out to the memory of other Augusts — in Bayreuth, listening to Wagner; in Rome, walking over the Campagna; in London. Friends’ voices come back. The Death of the Moth and other essays by Virginia Woolf [1942]

T. E. Lawrence The road cut across this, but at the near side were some mud flats, on which shallow reaches of water burned in the last light of the west. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Theodore Dreiser In times of great opportunity and contest for privilege life always sinks to its lowest depths of materialism and rises at the same time to its highest reaches of the ideal. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Far back the fires glowed against the black forest, and just before the moon fell I could catch the shine of the water in the deeper reaches of the river. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

The rumour of the capture or destruction of Dain’s brig had reached the Arab’s ears three days before from the sea-fishermen and through the dwellers on the lower reaches of the river. Almayer’s Folly by Joseph Conrad [1895]

The second, that monarchy, reaching the perfection of the kind, reaches not to the perfection of government, but must have some dangerous flaw in it. The Commonwealth of Oceana by James Harrington

The Laver as it reaches the sea broadens out to the width of fifty or sixty yards and tumbles over little shelves of rock to meet the waves. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

Such a frail shell is subject to many mischances before it reaches the beach, and a few hours of exposure to the sun tarnishes its lustre. Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield

Anthony Trollope The parson is very brisk when he reaches the minatory clause in his sermon. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Olaf Stapledon It may be objected that all our assertions about the higher reaches of personality are so vague as to be worthless. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

Why did Dain remain so long absent? The men dwelling on the lower reaches of the river heard the reports of big guns and saw a fire-ship of the Dutch amongst the islands of the estuary. Almayer’s Folly by Joseph Conrad [1895]

H.P. Lovecraft I suggest your taking the convenient 4:10 P.M. — standard — from Boston. This gets into Greenfield at 7:35, and at 9:19 a train leaves there which reaches Brattleboro at 10:01. The Whisperer in Darkness by H.P. Lovecraft [1930]

He goes towards the married men’s camp, and when he reaches the men, either touches their feet with his or taps them lightly with the club. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

I shall be dead when it reaches you, for I cannot endure life any more. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

The reaches opened before us and closed behind, as if the forest had stepped leisurely across the water to bar the way for our return. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad [1899]

Andrew Lang On a Mycenaean painted stele, apparently of the same relatively late period, the costume is similar, and the shieldovalreaches from neck to knee. Homer and His Age by Andrew Lang

Olaf Stapledon We may reasonably suspect that in creative art, and, most obviously in the tragic ecstasy, expression is given to the higher reaches of personality; of course along with most other levels. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

Edith Wharton Aunt Julia’s apartment was in a hotel of the rue de Rivoli, with a row of windows overhanging the silvery reaches of the Tuileries gardens and the vista of domes and towers beyond. The Children by Edith Wharton [1928]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I desire to inform you that your food is the worst I have ever tasted, that it reaches me half cold, that your service is abominable and your charges exorbitant. The Amazing Partnership by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1914]

Charles Stur The first elevation he reaches is a continuation of the great fossil bed, through which the volcanic hills, where he will ultimately arrive, have been forced up. An account of the sea coast and interior of South Australia by Charles Stur

The ungreased axles of the rollers, squeaking and screeching like a score of tormented pigs, generally inform the traveller of their vicinity long before he reaches them. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

Benjamin Disraeli Even in solitude everything reaches me. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

Many an undesirable alien slips quietly into the country between those points and many a bit of contraband, too, reaches the river bank. Gentlemen of Crime by Arthur Gask [1932]

Anthony Trollope When a long dialogue on extraneous matter reaches his mind, he at once feels that he is being cheated into taking something which he did not bargain to accept when he took up that novel. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Take care that no tale, with which your name may be associated, reaches my ear. Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Abraham Merri Enormous reaches stretched before me. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

He wears a shabby, greeny-black overcoat which reaches down to his heels, and a tall, greeny-black bowler hat. The Magic Walking Stick by John Buchan [1927]

With his right hand he seizes the multitudes; his left reaches like an arrow after those who fly before him. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

D. H. Lawrence There was not a figure but themselves on the far reaches of sand, no noise but the sound of the sea. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Goldwin Smith The sound of war Has lost its terrors ere it reaches me, Grieves but alarms me not. Cowper by Goldwin Smith [1880]