Phrases with "relation"

H. G. Wells But I wanted to see it and to see it only in relation to something else — a story, a thesis. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

On being introduced, Gowing, with his usual want of tact, said: “Any relation to ‘Posh’s three-shilling hats’?” Mr. Posh replied: “Yes; but please understand I don’t try on hats myself. The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith

Henry James It was something to be able to look as if the leave-taker’s movements had no relation to his own mind. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Edmund Burke Since all quantity is divisible, it is evident that every distinct part into which any quantity is divided must bear some relation to the other parts, or to the whole. On the Sublime and Beautiful by Edmund Burke [1757]

He sobbed with the abandonment of one who, in the veritable presence of death, lets go all sense of relation to life. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

Arthur Machen Lewis heard of it, as a country doctor hears of most things, driving up and down the lanes, but he heard of it without much interest, with no sense that it was in any sort of relation to the terror. The Terror by Arthur Machen

George Meredith But he had an insatiable appetite, and except in relation to Mr. Cougham, considerable tolerance. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Walter Crane It seemed the very antithesis of Italian finesse and fancy, but the fitness of such decoration entirely depends upon its relation to its surroundings, which in this case were perfectly appropriate. Line and Form by Walter Crane [1900]

Olaf Stapledon The relation of mind and body has then to be stated in terms of the theory of Epiphenomenalism. According to this theory causation occurs only in the physical sphere. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

In their mapping function they stand to perception in general in the same relation in which sight and hearing stand to touch — Spencer calls these higher senses only organs of anticipatory touch. A Pluralistic Universe by William James [1909]

But they are practised almost exclusively in relation to the men of the same tribe; and their opposites are not regarded as crimes in relation to the men of other tribes. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

John Ruskin Everything has its proper and true worth at any given time, in relation to everything else; and at that worth should be bought and sold. Munera Pulveris by John Ruskin

Henry James The deepest feeling in Ransom’s bosom in relation to her was the conviction that she was made for love, as he had said to himself while he listened to her at Mrs. Burrage’s. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

Henry Fielding This lovely creature was about eighteen when I first unhappily beheld her at Rome, on a visit to a relation with whom I had great intimacy. A journey from this world to the next by Henry Fielding

Their relation to their men was not quite the same as in a bourgeois army, but there was a definite social difference, expressed by the difference of pay and uniform. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

Now, do you imagine I have entertained you, all this while, with a relation that has, at least, received many embellishments from my hand? This, you will say, is but too like the Arabian tales. Letters from Turkey by Mary Wortley Montagu [1725]

Virginia Woolf It was strange to think that all the great women of fiction were, until Jane Austen’s day, not only seen by the other sex, but seen only in relation to the other sex. A room of one’s own by Virginia Woolf [1929]

David Hume That three times five is equal to the half of thirty, expresses a relation between these numbers. An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding by David Hume

Olaf Stapledon In relation to Maggie’s misfortune he could never quite maintain, the sublime acceptance which was natural to him in relation to his own misfortune. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

His recorded estimates of the leading theologians of the age, and personal relation to them, are hopelessly bewildering. Carlyle by John Nichol [1892]

But these distances bear no relation to distances above ground. Collected Essays by George Orwell

Thomas Hardy There’s the rector, Mr. Raunham — he’s a relation by marriage — yet she’s quite distant towards him. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

The question of morale, and its relation to national solidarity, is a nebulous one, and the evidence can be so manipulated as to prove almost anything. James Burnham and the Managerial Revolution by George Orwell [1946]

Henry James He risked accordingly a different question — though conscious, as soon as he had spoken, that he seemed to place it in relation to her last speech. The Ambassadors by Henry James [1903]

This young lady is no relation of Mrs. Darrell’s, but is a kind of ward or pupil, I believe. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Thomas Hardy Nothing further passed between himself and the doctor in relation to Grace till they were on their way back. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

William Henry Bragg Curves showing the relation between the potential gradient and the ionisation current in air in various cases. Studies in Radioactivity by William Henry Bragg [1912]

Arthur Machen I know I am the only relation he has. A Fragment of Life by Arthur Machen

Nigel said his line above the sofa, to the right of the sofa, to the left of the sofa, and without relation to the sofa at all. To Love and Be Wise by Josephine Tey [1950]

William Godwin Among other instances we have the following account in relation to Duff, king of Scotland, who came to the crown about the year 968. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

George Gissing Yet her views on the matrimonial relation were known to be of singular audacity. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

That memory was the death of Tom Halliday, and the horrible thoughts and fears that had for a time possessed her mind in relation to that death. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Bronislaw Malinowski As was said above, primitive mankind was certainly wholly ignorant of the process of procreation, and the relation of the sexes cannot possibly have been the source of kinship ideas. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

The relation itself is a part of pure experience; one if its ‘terms’ becomes the subject or bearer of the knowledge, the knower,3 the other becomes the object known. Essays in Radical Empiricism by William James

George MacDonald In the great room I mainly spent my time, reading books of science, old as well as new; for the history of the human mind in relation to supposed knowledge was what most of all interested me. Lilith by George MacDonald

Wilkie Collins The landlady at the inn here, is, as you know, a sort of relation of mine. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

That shock this very girl supplied by the inconsiderate relation of Mr. Barrows’ fearful fate. The Mill Mystery by Anna Katharine Green

I fancy their idea of the maternal relation is firmest fixed of all. A mother in India by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1903]

Henry James So far as it took place it was of a “subtlety,” as we used to say at Newmarch, in relation to which the common register of that pressure would have been, I fear, too old-fashioned a barometer. The Sacred Fount by Henry James [1901]

Edith Wharton At length he said: “I suppose you know nothing about the relation between Hope Hospital and the Westmore Mills.” “Only that the hospital was endowed by one of the Westmore family. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

Jean-Jacques Rousseau This restores to each term its right relation to the others, and provides a link or middle term between either prince and people, or prince and Sovereign, or, if necessary, both at once. The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

H. G. Wells I would suggest that now one of you tell us simply and plainly what you conceive to be the truth about your world in relation to ours. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

A relation into which fools are providentially drawn for their mutual destruction. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

Olaf Stapledon I repeated this experiment on Paul at rare intervals and in relation to very diverse objects, such as his precious knife, the tolling of a bell, a flying hawk, and his own hand. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Thomas More I am indeed apt to think that they learned that language the more easily, from its having some relation to their own. Utopia by Thomas More

Olaf Stapledon And anyhow, since the other world is presumably not spatial at all, the idea of overcrowding seems to be entirely meaningless in relation to it. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

Bronislaw Malinowski After a long digression on the concept of family kinship,960 the facts illustrating the relation between children and parents were surveyed. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

Olaf Stapledon They effected a sort of humorous harmony which, I suspected, symbolized the relation between Victor and Maggie themselves. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

Henry James And he stepped, through the window, out upon the terrace, followed by two beautiful dogs, a setter and a young stag-hound who from the moment we came in had established the fondest relation with him. A Passionate Pilgrim by Henry James [1871]

In relation to these matters English opinion, a century ago, was very much what it is now. Science and Education by Thomas Henry Huxley

H.P. Lovecraft One thing only was unfamiliar, and that was my own size in relation to the monstrous masonry. The Shadow Out of Time by H.P. Lovecraft [1935]

Thomas Hardy In his absence Grace had grown to regard him with toleration, and her relation to him with equanimity, till she had almost forgotten how trying his presence would be. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

Ralph Waldo Emerson Is egotism a metaphysical varioloid of this malady? The man runs round a ring formed by his own talent, falls into an admiration of it, and loses relation to the world. The Conduct of Life by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1860]

Samuel Butler’s Erewhon contains many elements of impossibility in relation to life, and is a satire on society, though perhaps not, strictly speaking, supernatural. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

A species of composition bearing the same relation to literature that the panorama bears to art. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

Daniel Defoe I knew I had no friends, no, not one friend or relation in the world; and that little I had left apparently wasted, which when it was gone, I saw nothing but misery and starving was before me. The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe [1683]

Samuel Johnson The sixth stanza contains a melancholy truth, that “a favourite has no friend;” but the last ends in a pointed sentence of no relation to the purpose. Lives of the Poets by Samuel Johnson

Arthur Conan Doyle It is only now, as I look back, that I see their relation to the whole story which I have to unfold. The Poison Belt by Arthur Conan Doyle [1913]

George Gissing To the latter Thyrza’s relation was a strange one. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Andrew Lang The relation of the dawn to the Infinite again rests on nothing but a theory of Mr. Max Müller’s. Custom and Myth by Andrew Lang

Sinclair Lewis He had no uplifted moments when he saw himself in relation to the whole world — if indeed he realized that there was a deal of the world besides himself. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

In so far as the economic organization fits the exigencies of the collective life of today, it has outlived the regime of status, and has no use and no place for a relation of personal subserviency. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

Jonathan Swif The Lords will examine that t’other Lewis to-morrow in council; and I believe you will hear of it in the prints, for I will make Abel Roper give a relation of it. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

David Hume We must, therefore, know both the cause and effect, and the relation between them. An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding by David Hume

Olive Schreiner But the most superficial study of human life and the relation of the sexes negates such a conception. Woman and Labour by Olive Schreiner

The proportion of the sexes in relation to natural selection. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

I love you in relation to her. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

But two or three other points of distinction should be kept in mind as having sensible relation to the question of competency to bear witness. ’On with the Dance!’ by Ambrose Bierce

Wilkie Collins Her course of proceeding is, first, to check the conversation by making a remark which has no kind of relation to the topic under discussion. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

M. P. Shiel You, no doubt, are: it is all a relation between temptation and strength. The Lost Viol by M. P. Shiel [1905]

Rhetoric, according to its quality, stands in many degrees of relation to the permanencies of truth; and all rhetoric, like all flesh, is partly unreal, and the glory of both is fleeting. Charles Lamb by Thomas De Quincey

Ralph Waldo Emerson This relation between the mind and matter is not fancied by some poet, but stands in the will of God, and so is free to be known by all men. Nature by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1836]

George Gissing The relation between us can no longer be that of equals. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

Maria Edgeworth Albert heard her relation with astonishment; he could not believe in his friend’s guilt, though he saw no means of proving his innocence. The Prussian Vase by Maria Edgeworth

Thomas Wolfe As George remembered this and sat there thinking about the news he had just read, he felt quite sure there must be some direct relation between the failure of the bank and the Mayor’s suicide. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Bolingbroke was a more important figure, and he was in close personal relation with Voltaire; but his controversial writings were clumsy and superficial to an extraordinary degree. Books and Characters by Lytton Strachey

D. H. Lawrence Whenever Gudrun had tried to talk to him he had shied away unresponsive, looking at her with his watchful dark eyes, but entering into no relation with her. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Wilkie Collins Critical remonstrance in relation to such productions as these would be remonstrance thrown away. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

George Eliot He was the most democratic in relation to the unreasonable privileges of the aristocracy and landed interest; and he had also a religious sense of brotherhood with the poor. Impressions of Theophrastus Such by George Eliot [1878]

What is your secret thought in relation to Miss Dare?” “My secret thought? Well,” drawled the other, looking away, “I think she knows more about this crime than she has yet chosen to reveal. Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green

Olaf Stapledon Every partner who entered into relation with one of the forwards knew well that this was the stern condition of the union. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

Wilkie Collins I could only conclude that she had something important to say in relation to herself or to me — and that for reasons of her own she unwillingly abstained from giving expression to it at that time. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

Henry James These things marked and presented him more than any had yet done, and placed him more than any yet in relation to other matters. The Sacred Fount by Henry James [1901]

Fritz Muller also has shown in relation to our present subject (‘Jenaischen Zeitschrift,’ Bd. V. Heft 2, p. The Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants by Charles Darwin

Jean-Jacques Rousseau When I say the relation increases, I mean that it grows more unequal. The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

D. H. Lawrence The ones that thrilled me even never had any relation to actual life. The Ladybird by D. H. Lawrence

Olive Schreiner The relations of the female towards the production of human life influences undoubtedly even her relation towards animal and all life. Woman and Labour by Olive Schreiner

So much for the essentials of the cognitive relation where the knowledge is conceptual in type, or forms knowledge ‘about’ an object. The Meaning of Truth by William James

It occurred to him then that he had on the whole been in the habit of thinking of Lester only in relation to himself. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

And when the trumpet shall be blown, and there shall be no relation between them on that day, nor shall they beg of each other then! 105 And he whose scales are heavy,—they are the prosperous. The Qur'an by translated by E. H. Palmer

John Stuart Mill That there is a very close relation we cannot doubt. The Subjection of Women by John Stuart Mill [1869]

George Meredith In relation to Kit, the thought of her having sacrificed her good name to him, flung her on her pride of chastity, without the reckoning of it as a merit. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Virginia Woolf She gave her chair a little push so that she got the two heads in relation side by side. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

I suppose that with the hidden egoism of a lover I was thinking of myself, of myself alone in relation to Dona Rita, not of Dona Rita herself. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

Ralph Waldo Emerson Any relation to the land, the habit of tilling it, or mining it, or even hunting on it, generates the feeling of patriotism. The Young American by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1844]

William Henry Bragg This also was shown by Becquerel, whose photographs are most illuminating in relation to all the points we are considering. Studies in Radioactivity by William Henry Bragg [1912]

John Lewis Burckhard During our stay at the house of Edris, he killed a cow for a relation of his, who died several months before, in the time of famine, when it was impossible to find a cow to slaughter for that purpose. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

Ralph Waldo Emerson I pass out of the sore relation to persons. Representative Men by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1850]

Charlotte Perkins Gilman They sat in eager groups, masses of them who came for the purpose, and listened while Jeff roughly ran over the geologic history of the earth, and showed them their own land in relation to the others. Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1915]

Jane Austen It is a relation which you tell me is to give you great surprise; I hope at least it will not afford you any displeasure. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen [1813]

Loyalty to my brother did not rest upon hypocrisy: because I was faithful, it did not follow that I must be false in relation to his capricious opinions. Autobiographical Sketches by Thomas De Quincey [1853]

The terms on which they live remind one of the peculiar relation subsisting at Cambridge between “town and gown. Eothen by Alexander William Kinglake [1844]

Henry James The relation between her step-parents had then a mysterious residuum; this was the first time she really had reflected that except as regards herself it was not a relationship. What Maisie Knew by Henry James [1897]

Henry Adams Certainly Adams made no acquaintance there that he valued in after life so much as Richardson, but still more certainly the college relation had little to do with the later friendship. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Wilkie Collins Of all the suspicions which had struck me in relation to that desperate man, not one had been near the truth. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Walter Crane All organic structures teach us the same lesson of relation and recurrence of line. Line and Form by Walter Crane [1900]

Henry James He IS tied up to Marie. The relation is too special and has gone too far. The Ambassadors by Henry James [1903]

H. G. Wells It is how we deal with ourselves in relation to our fellow creatures. What are we to do with our lives? by H. G. Wells [1928]

Arthur Conan Doyle It was strange for me to watch the three of them and to think of the real relation in which they stood to each other. Uncle Jeremy’s Household by Arthur Conan Doyle

What relation is he to you?” “Relation?” He sought for inspiration from the ceiling. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

Olaf Stapledon The electric organs detected very slight differences of electric charge in relation to the subject’s own body. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Bronislaw Malinowski So it seems to me that the relation of parents to children cannot be treated with any approach to completeness without seriously taking into account its emotional character. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

And Marmion registers the high-water mark of Scott’s poetical power, not only in relation to the painting of war, but in relation to the painting of nature. Sir Walter Scott by Richard H. Hutton [1878]

What relation have these two facts to one another? For a very long time that was a great matter of dispute. Yeast by Thomas Henry Huxley

Henry James To put him in relation with a young enchantress was the last thing his mother had expected of me or that I had expected of myself. Louisa Pallant by Henry James [1888]

Henry James Delia, who looked a good deal scared, offered to accompany her; on which Mr. Dosson made the first remark of a practical character in which he had indulged in relation to his daughter’s alliance. The Reverberator by Henry James [1888]

Henry James A personal relation was a relation only so long as people either perfectly understood or, better still, didn’t care if they didn’t. The Ambassadors by Henry James [1903]

Logically it bears the very same relation to the convulsions of the dreaming faculty as the opium. Suspiria de Profundis by Thomas De Quincey [1845]

Olaf Stapledon It sometimes refers to an activity in relation to some object and sometimes to the object itself. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

Frances Hodgson Burnett He is a relation of Lord Coombe’s. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Olaf Stapledon They result partly, he may say, from the child's dependence on the law-making parent, partly from the individual's relation to the group. Saints and Revolutionaries by Olaf Stapledon

I would like to break the relation into pieces,’ I went on recklessly, ‘and throw it into the sea. A mother in India by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1903]

H. G. Wells This sister universe to ours is, so far as we may judge by appearances, a little retarded in time in relation to our own. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

Benjamin Disraeli Was Mr. Rodney a relation of Lord Rodney? Endymion believed he was not a relation of Lord Rodney. Who was Mr. Rodney then? “Mr. Rodney is an old friend of my father. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

She appreciated men and things and events solely in relation to Dona Rita’s welfare and safety. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

The great, pervading human relation in such a system is that of master and servant. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

Bronislaw Malinowski Here the consanguineous relation between mother and child is considerably reduced in social importance, and consanguinity as it appears to the social mind is purely paternal. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

Olaf Stapledon Impulsive acts of affection occur not only in human beings but also in sub-human animals in relation to mates and offspring. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

I well knew that if any other had communicated such a relation to me, I should have looked upon it as the ravings of insanity. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

DOCTOR. — The relation between a patient and his disease is the same as that which obtains between the two wooden weather-prophets of a Dutch clock. Cobwebs from an Empty Skull by Ambrose Bierce [1874]

Olaf Stapledon During this time they were mainly concerned to explore by psychical means the Spirit’s relation to the Other, and their own prospects in eternity. Death into Life by Olaf Stapledon

Janet’s relation with Elfrida was a growing pleasure to him. A Daughter of To-Day by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1894]

In so far as these various and varying policies can be seen to have any relation whatever to practical affairs they can be seen also to be the result of purely selfish considerations. The Land Beyond the Blow by Ambrose Bierce

John Locke There must always be in relation two ideas or things, either in themselves really separate, or considered as distinct, and then a ground or occasion for their comparison. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

H.P. Lovecraft Seems that human folks has got a kind a’ relation to sech water-beasts — that everything alive come aout o’ the water onct an’ only needs a little change to go back agin. The Shadow over Innsmouth by H.P. Lovecraft [1931]

H. Rider Haggard A relation of mine is ill in Germany, the only one I have. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

Edward Jenner My late publication contains a relation of most of the facts which had come under my own inspection at the time it was written, interspersed with some conjectural observations. On Vaccination Against Smallpox by Edward Jenner

Wilkie Collins The great firm in the City had obviously made a discovery in relation to their clerk, exactly similar to the discovery which had formerly forced itself on the engineer in relation to his pupil. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

John Galsworthy But then a perfect penitentiary had no relation to prison, or the Bankruptcy Court. The business of working honesty was to keep out of those two institutions. The White Monkey by John Galsworthy

If identity of central character be admitted his relation to Waste Land becomes fundamental factor in criticizing versions. From Ritual to Romance by Jessie L. Weston [1920]

Tobias Smolle I have a relation who is to set out for Bath next week, with an only daughter, who being sickly and decrepit, intends to drink the waters for the recovery of her health. The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smolle

Jack London They have cunning tables of calculations, like interest tables, that show the distance of the drop in relation to the victim’s weight. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

D. H. Lawrence The relation between her and her husband was wordless and unknown, but it was deep, awful, a relation of utter inter-destruction. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Their relation to Celia forced itself more and more upon his mind. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

But let it be borne in mind, in relation to the subject of this work, what a hundred years implies, represented as it is by a measure utterly insignificant in a hall of the above dimensions. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

Zoological distribution is the study of animals in relation to the terrestrial conditions which obtain now, or have obtained at any previous epoch of the earth’s history. On the Study of Zoology by Thomas Henry Huxley

H. G. Wells The relation of the local political organization to the police is fatally direct, and that sense of ordered subordination to defined duties which distinguishes the best police forces of Europe fails. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

Henry Handel Richardson But the way Mary went about things stood in absolutely no relation to his shrunken income. Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

Elizabeth Gaskell She heard in March of the death of a friend’s relation in the Colonies; and we see something of what was the corroding dread at her heart. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

Bronislaw Malinowski What appeared to be nearly universal in this connection is the fact that infants and small children are always specially attached, and stand in a specific close relation to a man and a woman. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

Sigmund Freud Thus, the reciprocal relation of the wish-motives, and the four conditions. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Edgar Allan Poe Rap out the sentence, with a huge oath, and by way of ultimatum at the good-for-nothing dunder-headed villain who couldn’t understand your plain English in relation to the chicken-bone. Humorous Tales by Edgar Allan Poe

Jean-Jacques Rousseau We may consider also a third kind of relation between the individual and the law, a relation of disobedience to its penalty. The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Gertrude Stein A relation that had existed as long as the mother lived without the mother’s knowledge now that the mother was dead and had seen and liked Guillaume could no longer endure. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

George Eliot Marriage must be a relation either of sympathy or of conquest. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

It was his relation to Mary that stung me. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Edgar Allan Poe It has a certain general relation to the various styles of building. Tales of Natural Beauty by Edgar Allan Poe

John Ruskin Usually it is taken for much more; and its power in exchange, or credit-power, is thus increased up to a given strain upon its relation to existing wealth. Munera Pulveris by John Ruskin

Henry James Mrs. Luna explained to her sister that her freedom of speech was caused by his being a relation — though, indeed, he didn’t seem to know much about them. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

Bronislaw Malinowski All these questions may throw much light upon the relation between the writer’s statement in its final form and the actual state of things to which it refers. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

Henry James His relation with Chad personally — from the moment he had got his point of view — had been of the simplest; yet this also struck him as bristling, after a third and a fourth blank day had passed. The Ambassadors by Henry James [1903]

Sigmund Freud Another and probably no less significant relation must have already forced itself upon our attention while we were collecting examples of dream-condensation. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

She loved him as a kind elder brother; a relation to guide, protect, and instruct her, without the too frequent tyranny of parental authority. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

The relation of cheapness in porcelain ornaments to the lady’s individuality was beyond him, and he could not analyze his feelings of sitting in the midst of her poverty of spirit. The hesitation of Miss Anderson by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1903]

Olaf Stapledon But though the vastness of space was increasing in relation to the size of galaxies and stars and worlds, to me, with my composite, scattered body, space seemed no bigger than a great vaulted hall. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Sigmund Freud But here I shall record only the first half of the dream, since the second half has no relation to the purpose for which I cite the dream. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

George Meredith Rumour blew out a candle and left the wick to smoke in relation to their former intercourse. The Tragic Comedians by George Meredith [1880]

Charlotte Perkins Gilman They developed their central theory of a Loving Power, and assumed that its relation to them was motherly — that it desired their welfare and especially their development. Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1915]

The relation of parent and child subsisted between them, on a different footing than in ordinary cases. Lodore by Mary Shelley

Everything else he thought of was now considered only in relation to that one subject. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Frances Hodgson Burnett He was of the type the German woman, young and slim, or mature and stout, privately worships as a god whose relation to any woman can only be that of a modern Jove stooping to command service. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Olaf Stapledon Einstein, in inventing the theory of Relativity, behaved as the chimpanzees behaved, though with greater subtlety and in relation to a more complex problem. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

Henry Adams Historians undertake to arrange sequencescalled stories, or histories — assuming in silence a relation of cause and effect. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Anthony Trollope He is the nearest relation I shall have; and of all the people I ever knew he is the best, and the most generous, and the least selfish. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing So often, he well knew, their success came only of accident—as one uses the word: of favouring circumstance, which had no relation to the man’s powers and merits. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

George Berkeley What may be the extension, figure, or motion of anything really and absolutely, or in itself, it is impossible for us to know, but only the proportion or relation they bear to our senses. A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge by George Berkeley [1710]

Edith Wharton The prints, the flowers, the subdued tones of the old porcelains, seemed to typify a superficial refinement that had no relation to the deeper significances of life. The Descent of Man and other stories by Edith Wharton [1903]

Olaf Stapledon Presumably my speed was so great in relation to the stars that light from none of them could take normal effect on me. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

William Henry Bragg Curves showing the relation between the potential gradient and the ionisation current in ethyl chloride and air. Studies in Radioactivity by William Henry Bragg [1912]

H. G. Wells Now a very parallel system of Open Conspiracy groups is conceivable, in relation to business and industrial life. What are we to do with our lives? by H. G. Wells [1928]

Thomas Hardy I have no relation in the world except some twentieth cousins in the isle, of whom her father was one, and I’ll take steps at once to make her a good match for him. The Well-Beloved by Thomas Hardy [1897]

Elizabeth Gaskell We must be content with Captain Lennox; for I don’t know of any other relation to summon. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

Henry James This good friend’s relation to it was actually the revanche, she sufficiently indicated, of her obscured lustre at Matcham, where she had known her way about so much less than most of the others. The Golden Bowl by Henry James [1904]

John Locke A relation we have in an author of great note, is sufficient to countenance the supposition of a rational parrot. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

G. K. Chesterton The rise or revolt of R. L. S. must be taken in relation to history, to the history of the whole European mind and mood. Robert Louis Stevenson by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

But to maintain that relation uninterruptedly in a smooth and even course a particular care was necessary: the bearings had to be most assiduously oiled. Queen Victoria by Lytton Strachey

Analogous facts could be given in relation to the distribution of marine animals. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

Wilkie Collins Among the persons who often visited Monsieur Dumesnil and his wife was a certain Monsieur Revel, a relation of Madame Dumesnil’s. The Poisoned Meal by Wilkie Collins [1858]

Baldwin Spencer One thing is certain, and that is that they have no relation to the prevention of procreation. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

But there is another and separate agency through which the fear of death may happen to act as a disturbing force, and most irregularly as viewed in relation to moral courage and strength of mind. Autobiographical Sketches by Thomas De Quincey [1853]

Gertrude Stein The relation between them was just that. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

We thus see that with savages the women are not in quite so abject a state in relation to marriage as has often been supposed. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

The relation of dreams to the uncanny tale is interesting. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Arthur Machen He is addressing a lady who, I believe, was a relation of his: “My Darling Annie, “I am getting this posted secretly by a true and kind friend, and I trust you implicitly to do as I ask you. Dreads and Drolls by Arthur Machen

Henry Adams The education he had received bore little relation to the education he needed. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Olaf Stapledon Sometimes they symbolized love or reason or family, or the unity of the human race, or man’s relation to the cosmos. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

Wilkie Collins Understand, if you please, at the outset, that my grievance in relation to this widow lady is a grievance of an entirely new kind. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

Henry James But she soon established her relation to the crisis. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Olaf Stapledon Later, along with increase of self-awareness, comes; or may come, an increasingly objective and perceptive relation to one's fellows. Saints and Revolutionaries by Olaf Stapledon

Ralph Waldo Emerson The thousand-fold relation of men is not there. Representative Men by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1850]