Phrases with "rebellious"

George Gissing What he had first to do was so very unpleasant, and taxed so rudely his self-respect, that he insensibly fell back again into the rebellious temper. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

Robert Green Ingersoll During that frightful period known as the “Dark Ages,” Faith reigned, with scarcely rebellious subject. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Crush pride into the dust, Or thou must needs be slack; And trample down rebellious lust, Or it will hold thee back. Selections from Poems by Acton Bell by Anne Brontë [1846]

Rising to follow the rebellious flock, she caught sight of Dr. Knox, seated back in the wide old cane chair. Janet Carey by Ellen Wood [1873]

Willa Cather She was a handsome, headstrong girl, a rebellious and violent force in a provincial society. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Here I await the army of my rebellious subjects. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

Elizabeth Gaskell But rebellious heart was soothed, and hot tears were sent back to their source before the time came for her alighting. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

F. Scott Fitzgerald But a few minutes before she fell asleep a rebellious thought was churning drowsily in her brain — after all, it was she who had done it. Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

George Gissing Her mind was in a strange tumult of rebellious and distrustful thought. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

My last definite memory was of — Alicia Moore. Alicia — uprightrebellious — crying out a name. Serapion by Francis Stevens

Boys who had been morose or rebellious during their later schooldays were often transformed when they got upon a horse’s back or were promoted to driving a dungcart afield. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

He drank his own trade gin very seldom, but when he did, a ridiculously small quantity of the stuff could induce him to assume a rebellious attitude towards the scheme of the universe. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

E. Phillips Oppenheim It was with a momentary exaltation that Benjamin opened the door and dismissed his rebellious charges, an exaltation which they more than shared. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

John Galsworthy Across and across the copper floor, a cigar in his mouth, he strode in vague, rebellious agony. The White Monkey by John Galsworthy

George Gissing Mrs. Denyer sat in her wonted idle dignity, or scolded the hard-driven maid-of-all-work, or quarrelled fiercely with Barbara. Barbara was sullen, insolent, rebellious against fate, by turns. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

Marjorie Bowen Silently Valentine moved forward, but her heart was burning with rebellious hate. The Viper of Milan by Marjorie Bowen [1906]

A rebellious impulse stirred her soul to reject the mastery which this man had gained over her within a few weeks. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

Olaf Stapledon He took to discarding the cumbersome bandages and wearing a sling which, he believed, would be sufficient to delay any rebellious act until he could cope with the situation. Collected Stories by Olaf Stapledon

Olaf Stapledon Unfortunately such discipline is the most difficult to inculcate, especially amongst rebellious young animals who have been brought up on something different. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

James Joyce And putting on his stiff collar and rebellious tie he spoke to them, chiding them, and to his dangling watchchain. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

It is certain that 1851 began darkly for the young man, and that his misfortunes encouraged in him a sour and rebellious temper. Henrik Ibsen by Edmund Gosse

To have such a rebellious daughter! It was sharper than a serpent’s tooth. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Anthony Trollope A rebellious clergyman is, I think, a sorry abject. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

D. H. Lawrence She was a short, plump girl, pale, with daring, rebellious eyes. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

When she opened them again she was putting down her protest with a strong hand, crushing her rebellious instincts unmercifully. A Daughter of To-Day by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1894]

He describes himself as the “sport, the miserable victim of rebellious pride, hypochondriac imagination, agonizing sensibility, and Bedlam passions. Robert Burns by John Campbell Shairp [1879]

Helen Zimmern It is too much the record of rebellious seditions and foolish intrigues, lightly entered upon, inconsistently carried out. Maria Edgeworth by Helen Zimmern

Henry Handel Richardson She could have wept: not only at the spirit of rebellious dislike, which was beginning to show more and more clearly in everything Ephie said. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Wilkie Collins I saw nothing rebellious in your face when you eat all these nice sweet things at dessert. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

I could not be a rebellious daughter; better that I should break my heart than break his: and he has told me that all his hopes of the future are centred in me. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

H.P. Lovecraft The nature of the conversations seemed always a kind of catechism, as if Curwen were extorting some sort of information from terrified or rebellious prisoners. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H.P. Lovecraft [1927]

Anthony Trollope The god, when he resolved to punish the rebellious winds, abstained from mouthing empty threats. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

She ought to be very happy now, poor dear; she has the husband of her choice, and no rebellious daughter to make the atmosphere stormy. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

And then came chaos — England in arms, a rebellious people, a King put upon his defence — and I had leisure to think of none but my royal master. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

He is a saucy, rebellious varlet, yet, I am fain to own, a right merry soul withal. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood. by Written and illustrated by Howard Pyle

John Donne The brain will hold out longer than it, and the liver longer than that; they will endure a siege; but an unnatural heat, a rebellious heat, will blow up the heart, like a mine, in a minute. Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions and severall steps in my Sicknes by John Donne

Edith Wharton The truth was that, even in his most rebellious moments, he could not trick himself into the idea that he had a grievance against Mrs. Sellars. In reality it was the other way round. The Children by Edith Wharton [1928]

The rebellious waters boiled and foamed in a sullen fury. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Charles Dickens He is a turbulent and rebellious spirit. The Chimes by Charles Dickens [1844]

H. Rider Haggard It is because of your disobedience and the hardness of your hearts, O ye rebellious children. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

Thomas Hardy An environment which would have made a contented woman a poet, a suffering woman a devotee, a pious woman a psalmist, even a giddy woman thoughtful, made a rebellious woman saturnine. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

All I knew of him was an accident called Fyne. At this Mr. Powell who evidently could be rebellious too turned his back squarely on the window. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

George Gissing Her muscles were tense; she stood in an attitude of rebellious pride. Eve's Ransom by George Gissing [1894]

Thomas Hobbes In like manner when a father hath a rebellious son, the law is that he shall bring him before the judges of the town, and all the people of the town shall stone him. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

George Meredith Not Lycophron the exile now appeared, But young Periander, from the shadow cleared, That haunted his rebellious brows. Ballads and Poems of Tragic Life by George Meredith [1887]

Louisa May Alcott I’ll cover him up, and then go and set Meg’s heart at rest,” thought John, creeping to the bedside, hoping to find his rebellious heir asleep. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

John Donne Twenty rebellious drums make not so dangerous a noise as a few whisperers and secret plotters in corners. Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions and severall steps in my Sicknes by John Donne

Nor did the holy words fall upon a rebellious spirit; for many years his Majesty had been a devout believer. Queen Victoria by Lytton Strachey

Anthony Trollope Worts had voted for Butler Cornbury, whereas had he voted for Mr Hart, Mr Hart would have been returned; and, upon that, Worts, as a rebellious subject, had received notice to quit the premises. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope

Sinclair Lewis You’re a band of rebellious peasants. Let’s Play King by Sinclair Lewis

Sir Thomas Browne I can answer all the objections of Satan and my rebellious reason with that odd resolution I learned of Tertullian, “Certum est quia impossibile est. Religio Medici by Sir Thomas Browne [1643]

George Meredith Within her was the struggle of Italy calling to Italy: Italy’s shame, her sadness, her tortures, her quenchless hope, and the view of Freedom. It sent her blood about her body in rebellious volumes. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

His cheeks were inflamed with the frequent application of hot and rebellious liquors to his blood. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Benjamin Disraeli Amid all the fervour of rebellious passions, and the violence of a wayward mind, a sentiment of profound egotism appeared to her impressed on every page she perused. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

The grisly tyrant resented the rebellious sound. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

It is curious that Defoe is rebellious or evasive under any analysis of this kind. The English Novel by George Saintsbury [1913]

Edith Wharton Mrs. Heeny gave the discouraged gesture of a pedagogue who has vainly striven to implant the rudiments of knowledge in a rebellious mind. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

At that time a girl of sixteen was often a mature woman, but Judith was for Sarah still a rebellious intriguing child, born of a gipsy. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

H. G. Wells With their poor hearts full of naughtiness, rebellious suppressions, jealousies, resentments. The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

E. F. Benson You cannot imagine how hard, rebellious and intractable all my feelings are. Charlotte Bronte by E. F. Benson [1932]

Thomas Hardy Fitzpiers kept himself continually near her, dominating any rebellious impulse, and shaping her will into passive concurrence with all his desires. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

She not only has something tangible and purposeful to do, but she has also no time or thought to spare for a rebellious assertion of such human propensity to self-direction as she has inherited. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

Arthur Machen Still, Munich beer is no hot and rebellious drink, so the causes of what followed must probably be sought for in other springs. Holy Terrors by Arthur Machen

Jessup was almost as rebellious as Wolfe; and the two would ridicule Blair, and call him “Baked pie” to his face. Wolfe Barrington’s Taming by Ellen Wood [1870]

That same evening, Lady Isabel’s indignant and rebellious heart condescended to speak of it when alone with her husband. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

The present age prides itself upon its politeness: but what of its sincerity? Mrs. Carradyne, mild and gentle, commenced her task of striving to tame her brother’s rebellious children. The Silent Chimes by Ellen Wood

The heat of the tropical East descended through the leafy boughs, enveloping my thinly-clad body, clinging to my rebellious discontent, as if to rob it of its freedom. The Shadow Line by Joseph Conrad [1917]

Oscar Wilde He was bareheaded, and the leaves had tossed his rebellious curls and tangled all their gilded threads. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

Daniel Defoe The rebellious part of these vagabonds, as also other thieves and offenders, should be formed into bodies under the command of proper officers, and under the guard and awe of our soldiery. Everybody’s business is nobody’s business by Daniel Defoe [1725]

In short, she had taken the measure of motives hitherto unknown to herself, through this experiment, made upon the most rebellious subject that nature and religion could submit to her study. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

She could as yet, before the task of evolving the philosophy of rebellious action had affected her intuitive sharpness, perceive things which were, I suspect, moderately plain. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Verily, they call not beside Him on aught save females; and they do not call on aught save a rebellious devil. The Qur'an by translated by E. H. Palmer

Louisa May Alcott I thought you hated to be tied to a woman’s apron string?” retorted Jo, quoting certain rebellious words of his own. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

Edith Wharton Phil Cumnor and another man were talking to her, and the very intensity of the attention she bestowed on them betrayed the straining of rebellious thoughts. The Long Run by Edith Wharton [1916]

For the first time her rebellious heart acknowledged that her husband also was enmeshed in a web of tragic circumstance. Studies in Love and Terror by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

Frances Hodgson Burnett Perhaps the fact that she was in a rebellious mood made her bold. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1911]

Olaf Stapledon For the unity of the world-organism painfully but triumphantly reasserted itself, gripping its rebellious organs and all its little individual cells ever more firmly in the steel mesh. Death into Life by Olaf Stapledon

Michel had learned from the Viennese bakers how to make those golden balls which tempt the most rebellious appetite, and which, when in an artistically folded damask napkin, set off a dinner-table. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

Do you know who he is — this man whom his comrades will shoot down at sunrise as they shoot down the murderer and the ravisher in their crimes?” “He is a rebellious soldier; it is sufficient. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

You can look Squire Bosworth in the face and say, ‘I am no rebellious daughter;’ and if he has a spark of generosity in him he shall take you to his heart as I do now, and give you love for love. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

John Galsworthy Wilfrid had been caught, as it were, in a snare! One could see how his rebellious contempt for convention and its types had blinded him to the normal view. Flowering Wilderness by John Galsworthy

Edith Wharton When I dream that, and wake and find him there it’s worse than ever — ” She broke off with a sob, and the loud lapping of the water under the floor was like the beat of a rebellious heart. The Choice by Edith Wharton [1916]

Anthony Trollope Now, I know I should be a rebellious clergyman. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing I suppose I’ve a rebellious disposition, and just because sewing is looked upon as a woman’s natural slavery, I rebelled against it. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

But Our Lady of Sighs never clamors, never defies, dreams not of rebellious aspirations. Suspiria de Profundis by Thomas De Quincey [1845]

Elizabeth Gaskell The rebellious heart rose against it, but she said nothing. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

Henry Adams Opposite was J. R. Dennett, a young instructor almost as literary as Adams himself, and more rebellious to conventions. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Those rebellious heads looked very subdued to me on their sticks. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad [1899]

H. G. Wells His rôle had been the godlike suppression of rebellious disorders. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

She leaned her hot head upon her hand, and a rebellious sigh of envy went forth from her aching heart. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Many of these men were unemployed, and found mischief and a certain type of humour in an attempt to stir up a rebellious spirit among whites and blacks. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

I will run you naked into the sea — cold bathing for a rebellious son. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

George Meredith And in fact, a position secretly rebellious is equal to water on the brain for stultifying us. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

She went upstairs for Penelope herself, and the girl, after some rebellious derision, returned with her. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

He unlocked the door and regained the street, while Madame Vine sat down with her beating and rebellious heart. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Unlike Sisera, they did not die: they were but transiently stunned, and at intervals would turn on the nail with a rebellious wrench: then did the temples bleed, and the brain thrill to its core. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

H. G. Wells For a time, save for a rebellious ingredient of wonder at the back of his mind, he kept his anger white and pure. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

George Gissing The worst feature of the rustic mind in our day, is not its ignorance or grossness, but its rebellious discontent. The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft by George Gissing [1902]

George Gissing Of Thyrza she could not be jealous, but to imagine him giving his affection to a girl like Totty Nancarrow made her rebellious and scornful. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Caroline Lamb I hate these rebellious party colours. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

Nothing in Captain Winstanley’s manner during the sultry summer days which went before his marriage betrayed his knowledge of Violet Tempest’s rebellious spirit. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Come again, after Mees Mathews.” Dakers came again, and this time managed to make her rebellious hand release its grip at the appropriate moment. Miss Pym Disposes by Josephine Tey

She was born in a little principality, where her parents had taken refuge whilst awaiting the chastisements and repentance of an erring and rebellious people. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

H. G. Wells It embodied and applied ideas that were already apprehended by such liberal intelligences as old Doctor Carstall while Rud was still a rebellious undergraduate. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

Jules Verne Spies swarm in a rebellious country; let him be recognized, and his mission would be in danger. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

George Eliot My work and my joy are here among the hills, and I sometimes think I cling too much to my life among the people here, and should be rebellious if I was called away. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

William Makepeace Thackeray Besides the donkeys, of course there was plenty of poultry, and there were pigs without number, shrieking and struggling and pushing hither and thither among the crowd, rebellious to the straw-rope. The Irish Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

Charlotte Perkins Gilman Even among well-to-do families, the discontented, careworn, anxious, repressed, or rebellious faces of children ought to have routed our myth forever. Moving the Mountain by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1911]

Henry Handel Richardson And he stamped his feet and stamped them, in a frenzy of rebellious rage. Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

The stroke that should have taken us both, and sealed our love for eternity, left me to mourn her, and to doubt God’s goodness, till time chastened my rebellious thoughts. The Infidel by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1900]

In short, nothing can be settled in the state, be it only whether a rebellious aga is to have his head cut off and his property confiscated, or some such trifle, until these people have wrangled. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier

Miles Franklin An author enjoyed no prestige in ‘Possum Gully. My rebellious discontent surged up more furiously than ever. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

She had been rebellious at dinner, had protested with loud wailings against the severity of seven-o’clock bed. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

Willa Cather From my youth up I have had a strong, rebellious body, and have been subject to every kind of temptation. O Pioneers! by Willa Cather [1913]

George Gissing And all these sources of misery swelled the current of rebellious feeling which had so often threatened to sweep his life into wreckage. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Sir Walter Scott It may be that they will give over the place into our mercy, though they be a rebellious people. Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Arthur Morrison The hymn went quavering to an end, and the preacher in charge, a small, bright-eyed man with rebellious hair and a surprisingly deep voice, announced that Brother Spyers would offer a prayer. Tales of Mean Streets by Arthur Morrison

A rebellious city or province was laid waste, and its inhabitants exterminated. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

George Gissing Serena, after all, was but a half-educated country girl; even in the whirlwind of rebellious moments she felt afraid of the words that came to her lips. Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing [1891]

George Meredith She had sensationally led her rebellious wits to The Crossways, distilling much poison from thoughts on the way; and there, for the luxury of a still seeming indecision, she sank into oblivion. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Guy de Maupassant He began to eat in lonely silence, not knowing how to lead this rebellious nature to the realization of his dreams. Sundays of a Bourgeois (Les Dimanches d’un bourgeois de Paris) by Guy de Maupassant [1880]

She had been enjoined never to open the window; but she was full of rebellious thoughts; she surely might gaze out of the window, if she were not to be taken for a walk. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

Walter Scott He had been an ungrateful and a rebellious son, at one time conspiring to seize his father’s person, and at another levying open war against him. Quentin Durward by Walter Scott [1823]

Abraham Merri The kind of man, I reflected, whom in the olden days I would have set over some peculiarly rebellious tribe. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

H. G. Wells He was interested in human errors and misconceptions, his life as a watcher and shepherd of rebellious spirits, was primarily one of vicarious anti-social activities. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

Haggard and with rebellious limbs, Police-constable Bennett staggered into the superintendent’s office in the early morning. The Ghost Ship by Richard Middleton

G. K. Chesterton Both being sick and being rebellious may be the wholesome thing on certain desperate occasions; but I’m hanged if I can see why they are poetical. The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton

Ten minutes afterward, she would catch her brain reveling in the same rebellious vision. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

D. H. Lawrence For her dark-blue eyes were flashing, her colour was hot in her cheeks, she looked full of a rebellious passion far from the dejection of hopelessness. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

Guy de Maupassant Her rebellious conscience protester’ but a devouring and fearful curiosity prevailed. Forgiveness (Le Pardon) by Guy de Maupassant [1882]

Isabel returned a faint “Thank you” and as soon as he left her, burst into a paroxysm of rebellious tears. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

But we cannot stay rebellious thought: and no end of gruesome ideas connected with that night in Dip Lane steal creepingly at times into my mind. A Mystery by Ellen Wood [1882]

Olaf Stapledon They watched the schoolboy in a crowded classroom discovering his native power, but constantly hampering himself by rebellious acts and consequent punishments. Death into Life by Olaf Stapledon