Phrases with "relation"

Wilkie Collins You are the husband of his daughter — not a relation of my family. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Samuel Johnson Mr. Savage related another fact equally uncommon, which, though it has no relation to his life, ought to be preserved. Lives of the Poets by Samuel Johnson

John Galsworthy Nothing annoyed Soames so much as cheerfulness — an indecent, extravagant sort of quality, which had no relation to facts. In Chancery by John Galsworthy

Coxeter had the odd sensation that he was being gently but irresistibly pushed round, and yet he sat quite still, with nothing in the saloon changed in relation to himself. Studies in Love and Terror by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

Walter Crane Yet another method of drawing, more especially in relation to the drawing of the human figure and animal forms, I may mention as a help to those who do not feel strong enough for the direct method. Line and Form by Walter Crane [1900]

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]

And now there was still to their friendship just that delightful little touch of sentiment which adds salt and savour to almost every relation between a man and a woman. From Out the Vasty Deep by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1920]

Olaf Stapledon In relation to his natural tribe, at least if it was small and genuinely civilized, the individual might still behave with intelligence and imagination. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

It would probably have shocked the more orthodox admirers of the Spectator, during the eighteenth century, to have any such connection or relation so much as hinted. The English Novel by George Saintsbury [1913]

Moreover, her whole relation to Henry, both in private and in public, was suddenly made clear. The Haunted Woman by David Lindsay [1922]

Why, even in this last week, while he had been in Paris, he had come into close relation with one of Mrs. Archdale’s “odd-come-shorts. Studies in Love and Terror by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

H. G. Wells Human labour and existing material are dealt with in relation to that. A Modern Utopia by H. G. Wells [1905]

Bronislaw Malinowski The relation of children to their parents undergoes an essential change at the time when the former arrive at puberty. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

George Meredith Thank heaven, the table was now rid of the Great Mel. For how could he have any, the remotest relation with Queens and Peninsular pic-nics? You shall hear. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

I was a relation of the Riegos. And there came upon his voice a strange ardour; a swiftness into his utterance. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

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]

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]

Bronislaw Malinowski And these spontaneous elements (to discover them will be our task) determine his relation to his child. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

Henry Adams The boy Henry worshipped him, and if he ever regarded any older man as a personal friend, it was Mr. Sumner. The relation of Mr. Sumner in the household was far closer than any relation of blood. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

These raced abreast through the young minister’s brain, yet with each its own image, and its relation to the others clearly defined. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

It was a parting nod; Mr Winter had too much on hand that morning to waste time upon Octavius Milburn; but it was full of the qualities that ensure the success of a man’s relation with his fellows. The Imperialist by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1904]

E. F. Benson But in the same breath Major Twickenham over there recognised it as being his great-aunt, who was Austrian, and is no more a relation of mine than I am of the Shah’s. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

It was obvious that his nerves were shaken by what had occurred, and he felt his relation to Mustapha much more than he cared to show. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

It was the letter of a great chemist, who demonstrated therein the fallibility of all tests in relation to a certain poison. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Sigmund Freud All these persons stand in the same relation to her; they are all guiding and directing the course of her life. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

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]

Edward Bellamy It inevitably resulted from this lack that they were continually getting out of step with one another and out of relation with the demand. Looking Backward From 2000 to 1887 by Edward Bellamy

This was what Bacon was to science, to that great change in the thoughts and activity of men in relation to the world of nature around them: and this is his title to the great place assigned to him. Bacon by R. W. Church [1884]

Walter Crane It is a great question whether any design can be entirely satisfactory unless it has been thought out in relation to some particular extent of surface or as adapted to some particular wall or room. Line and Form by Walter Crane [1900]

His censures only came to his master’s ears accompanied by a relation of the ridicule bestowed upon them, so that they merely succeeded in making him an object of contempt without resentment. I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni

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]

It is one of the curious neglected aspects of life how at the same time and in relation to the same reality we can have in our minds streams of thought at quite different levels. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

Henry James She knew it now: that was what he said to himself to-night in relation to the fresh fact of Chad’s acquaintance with the two ladies — not to speak of the fresher one of his own. The Ambassadors by Henry James [1903]

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]

Wilkie Collins There is no need to hinder the progress of this story by entering into details in relation to this second atrocious charge. The Poisoned Meal by Wilkie Collins [1858]

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]

And this is Joe Twisset, he’s a relation of none but the devil. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

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]

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]

Thomas Hardy Without replying or considering the notes, Fitzpiers allowed his thoughts to follow his eyes, and dwell upon Grace’s personality, and the sudden close relation in which he stood to her. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

Henry James It makes such a relation for us as, I verily believe, was never before in the world thrust upon two well-meaning creatures. The Golden Bowl by Henry James [1904]

Olaf Stapledon Though the cosmos was ever of finite bulk, in relation to its minutiae of light-waves, it was boundless and center-less. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

George Meredith That a phrase on any other subject was of much the same effect, in relation to it, may be owned; he was lightly kindled. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

Thomas Hardy At last Grace could hardly endure the idea of such a hardship in relation to him. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

Jeremy Bentham The relation which has a name, is that which is borne by the party favoured to the party bound: that which is borne by the party bound to the party favoured, has not any. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

H. G. Wells And somehow it is here and not in relation to whether writing was an end or an implement that the figure of Arnold Bennett with his bright and busy brain seething in a fashion all its own, comes in. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Olaf Stapledon The relation between this world and the other might be like the relation between the area of the cross-section of a telegraph wire and its total surface. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

Thomas Wolfe Indeed, her whole relation to life was curiously animal-like. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Henry Handel Richardson Mary’s firm, capable hands looked out of place on a piano; seemed to stand in a sheerly business relation to the keys. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

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

Jeremy Bentham It is only by relation to these last, that it can furnish a separate cause of aggravation. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

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]

But the intimate, affectionate, and lasting relation between Bunyan’s allegory and our romancer is something to be perfectly assured of. A Study of Hawthorne by G. P. Lathrop [1876]

Vulgar for Immodest, Indecent. It is from vulgus, the common people, the mob, and means both common and unrefined, but has no relation to indecency. Write it Right by Ambrose Bierce [1909]

John Locke The simple qualities which make up the complex ideas, being most of them powers, in relation to changes which they are apt to make in, or receive from other bodies, are almost infinite. 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]

Henry James But she kept hold of him throughout; she continued, for herself, in a relation with him as close as that in which, behind the hated ground glass, Mr. Buckton luckily continued with the sounder. In the Cage by Henry James [1898]

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]

Just a few words Mr. Lake spoke of himself, of the new relation between himself and his hearers; very quiet, modest words hearing the ring of truth and good-fellowship. The Curate of St. Matthew’s by Ellen Wood [1879]

Sigmund Freud The writers whom I have mentioned are, however, less justified when they attribute so much importance to the doubt with which our judgment approaches the relation of the dream. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Wilkie Collins It seemed like running some desperate risk to, ask this strange, stern-featured relation of Mary Grice’s into her brother’s house. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

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

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

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

Francis Bacon If, therefore, we have reported metaphysic deficient, it must follow that we do the like of natural magic, which hath relation thereunto. The Advancement of Learning by Francis Bacon [1605]

H. G. Wells I was pretty cool-headed in relation to such practical aspects of my affair. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

Olaf Stapledon They are what they are in relation to the rest of the field. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

In the whole of the house there was but one object which arrested my attention, and the interest which that one object aroused in my mind had no relation to the Haygarthian fortune. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

George Meredith She wondered at herself too for thinking of resentment and disdain in relation to the familiar commonplaces of licenced impertinence. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Sinclair Lewis The fact that I might like a glimpse of old friends hasn’t any particular relation to the question of whether Gopher Prairie oughtn’t to have festivals and lamb chops. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Percy Bysshe Shelley In relation to the objects which delight a child, these expressions are, what poetry is to higher objects. A Defence of Poetry and other essays by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Her only feeling in relation to Edward Heathcote was that he alone upon earth knew the story of her husband’s life, and that he alone could fully sympathise with her in her hopeless misery. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

But I soon found that, if the Dean’s station and relation to the higher orders had made him lofty, those same relations had given a peculiar suavity to his manners. Oxford by Thomas De Quincey [1835]

I’m acting for a relation of mine. His Prey was Man by Arthur Gask [1942]

T. H. Huxley Again, the sterility or fertility of crosses seems to bear no relation to the structural resemblances or differences of the members of any two groups. Essays by T. H. Huxley

Henry Adams As though eight years of broken ties were the natural course of friendship, Sumner at once, after an exclamation of surprise, dropped back into the relation of hero to the school boy. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

It has merely the same relation to Fascism as, say Trollope’s novels have to nineteenth-century capitalism. Raffles and Miss Blandish by George Orwell [1944]

Henry James He knew she couldn’t: one’s relation to what one had loved and hated had been a relation too distinct from the relations of others. The Altar of the Dead by Henry James [1895]

Sigmund Freud This creature changes into the dreamer's younger brother, to whom her relation has always been material in character. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Arthur Machen This sounds a terrific and unlikely statement, considered with relation to the temperate and reasonable geology of this land, which has known nothing for many æons of volcanoes or burning mountains. Far Off Things by Arthur Machen [1922]

The idea of a single sensation is a faint, but accurate, image of that sensation; the idea of a relation is a reproduction of the feeling of coexistence, of succession, or of similarity. Hume by Thomas Henry Huxley [1879]

William Dampier He is but a little man, between 50 or 60 years old, and by relation very good-natured but overruled by those about him. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

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

Olaf Stapledon It is the particular shade in relation to a particular background. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

H. G. Wells And before we ask what must constitute (i) it may be well to define the relation between the first and the second section of the College stage of education. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

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

George Eliot And in relation to Jermyn the gift was coming into fine exercise. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

George Meredith The suspicion that their father had secret vile designs in relation to Mrs. Chump, they kept in the background. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Maria Edgeworth A relation of mine, who is one of the ministry, knew that I had some maps, and plans, and charts, which might be serviceable in an expedition they are planning. The Absentee by Maria Edgeworth

He had been away from town about a fortnight; but taken in relation with Miss Halliday, that fortnight seemed half a century. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

Place them in relation to the circumstance on which each piece turns, and we begin to feel the superiority for poetic effect of real emotion over emotion meditated and revived. Milton by Mark Pattison [1879]

William Dampier This relation I had afterwards from the mouth of a priest at Tonquin who told me that he received this information by a letter from the friar that Captain Weldon brought away from thence. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

Henry James It makes such a very queer relation to you!” said Ralph, smiling. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

John Locke In this case, when the positive mode has one name, and another name as it stands in relation to the law, the distinction may as easily be observed as it is in substances, where one name, v. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

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]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle I am an orphan, and, as far as I know, without a relation upon earth. The Doings of Raffles Haw by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

George Eliot But such thoughts spring inevitably out of a relation that is irksome. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

Henry James The vision of France, at any rate, so close and so clear at propitious hours, was to grow happily illustrational for us as nothing else in any like relation to us could possibly have become. France by Henry James

No feature of Ibsen’s personal career is more interesting than his relation to Björnson. Henrik Ibsen by Edmund Gosse

Three councils were held in different parts of France in the year 1583, all in relation to the same subject. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

John Locke Thirdly, As to the relations of modes, mathematicians have framed many axioms concerning that one relation of equality. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

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

What in them is relation and what is matter related is hard to discern. A Pluralistic Universe by William James [1909]

Arthur Machen Somehow or other, possibly by inheritance, possibly by the influence of his father’s companionship, he had unconsciously acquired a theory of life which bore no relation whatever to the facts of it. The Secret Glory by Arthur Machen

John Locke Necessary and stores are both relative words; one having a relation to the accomplishing the voyage intended, and the other to future use. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

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]

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]

John Stuart Mill In the analogous relation of parent and child, the corresponding phenomenon must have been in the observation of everyone. The Subjection of Women by John Stuart Mill [1869]

H. G. Wells At first Stella felt the restraining influence of her mother chiefly in relation to herself. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

G. K. Chesterton I will not pause to draw the many morals of this paradox; especially in relation to a common fallacy of pacifism. Robert Louis Stevenson by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

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]

All the while, in the very bosom of the finite experience, every conjunction required to make the relation intelligible is given in full. The Meaning of Truth by William James

Frances Hodgson Burnett Though for some time he walked to and fro slowly as he talked she saw that it was easier for him to complete the relation of his story. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

James Joyce He, through wolkenic connection, relation belong this remarklable moliman, Anaks Andrum, parley-glutton pure blood Jebusite, centy procent Erserum spoking. Finnegans Wake by James Joyce

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]

George Gissing It was not thus that Northway, even after his unpleasant experiences, viewed himself in relation to the world. Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing [1891]

Thomas Hardy That Eustacia was somehow the cause of Wildeve’s carelessness in relation to the marriage had at once been Venn’s conclusion on hearing of the secret meeting between them. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

In the Neomorpha of New Zealand, there is, as we have seen, a still wider difference in the form of the beak in relation to the manner of feeding of the two sexes. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

H. G. Wells The consideration of these Atlantic civilizations in relation to the coming world civilization will suffice for the present chapter. What are we to do with our lives? by H. G. Wells [1928]

Wilkie Collins With the dessert there arrived a visitor, Monsieur Fergant, a relation of Madame Duparc’s. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

Virginia Woolf The relation between the Peer and the Historian was very singular. The Death of the Moth and other essays by Virginia Woolf [1942]

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]

Henry James Maggie herself saw the truth, and that was really, while they remained there together, enough for Mrs. Assingham’s relation to it. The Golden Bowl by Henry James [1904]

Samuel Johnson We observed in travelling, that the nominal and real distance of places had very little relation to each other. A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson

Edith Wharton It simplified his relation to Fulvia by tacitly restricting it within the bounds of a tranquil tenderness. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

Bronislaw Malinowski In the first place, let us ask how was the Pirrauru relation brought about. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

The boys, Herbert and Jack, had taken to her without question from the first, and called her “Aunt.” Though she was of course no relation whatever to them. Aunt Dean by Ellen Wood [1872]

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

Intervening experiences are thus as indispensable foundations for a concrete relation of cognition as intervening space is for a relation of distance. The Meaning of Truth by William James

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

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]

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

But for the restraining influence of their mutual relation to Caffal these two patriots would doubtless have endeavored to deprive their country of each other’s services. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

John Lewis Burckhard An old man, a relation of the governors of Nubia, on seeing me pass by his house, invited me to stop, and entertained me most hospitably. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

Henry Adams He saw no relation whatever between his students and the Middle Ages unless it were the Church, and there the ground was particularly dangerous. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

William Godwin Mary always spoke of this young lady in terms of the truest applause, both in relation to the eminence of her intellectual powers, and the ingenuous amiableness of her disposition. Memoirs of the Author of a Vindication of the Rights of Woman by William Godwin [1798]

These several facts are interesting in relation to true tendrils. The Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants by Charles Darwin

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 James These were on the mere awkward surface, and their relation was beautiful behind and below them. In the Cage by Henry James [1898]

About seven months ago, a relation of his died in a distant place. The Room in the Dragon Volant by J. Sheridan LeFanu

Arnold Bennett Again Hilda was impressed, mystically, by the strangeness of the secret relation between herself and this splendid effective man. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

Bronislaw Malinowski Whereas if a reborn child is considered, as we here assume, to be a “previous” kinsman, this kinship is based upon a relation obtaining in some former existence. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

But his purpose was one that would be served as well by her fear as by her love, and he had set himself to-night to gauge his power in relation to this poor weak creature. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

Jeremy Bentham The productive is that which the male and female above mentioned bear each of them towards the children who are the immediate fruit of their union: this is termed the relation of parentality. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

Bronislaw Malinowski Our chief aim in discussing the features of the Pirrauru relationship was to ascertain how far this relation possesses the character of marriage. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

Edith Wharton But for the moment she was drawn out of herself by the interest of her direct relation with a world so unlike her own. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

Thomas Hardy But a remark which Miss Aldclyffe had dropped in relation to Cytherea was what still occupied his mind, and had been the immediate cause of his excitement at the sight of her brother. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

H. G. Wells Above all, at the present time, we must keep clearly in view that popularity has no relation to literary, philosophic or scientific value, it neither justifies nor condemns. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

Elizabeth Gaskell It was evident enough, from the stiffness of the wording, that Mr. Lennox had never forgotten his relation to her in any interest he might feel in the subject of the correspondence. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

If she were not being straight with him, that question in relation to Lamont would alarm her immediately. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

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

Jules Verne One day this old man disappeared, and at the same time also, a little orphan girl born in the mine, who had no relation but himself, her great-grandfather. The Underground City by Jules Verne [1877]

Put him in mind to tell me what he would have me do in relation to Lady F.; and to send me a direction to write to her. The Life and Letters of John Gay by Lewis Melville

Thomas Hobbes In relation to these bonds only it is that I am to speak now of the liberty of subjects. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

I know not how the relation of it appears to you. Letters from Turkey by Mary Wortley Montagu [1725]

Bronislaw Malinowski And by the word legal will be designated this side or aspect of a given social relation which is regulated by laws, as just defined. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

H. G. Wells One acquires a sort of shorthand for one’s notes and mind in relation to such special work. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

But Alexander deriding the question as slight and impertinent, my relation Firmus said:. Symposiacs by Plutarch

E. Phillips Oppenheim One of these is a woman—a woman without a friend or relation in the world—a woman whom it is safe to strike at, because there is no one to defend her. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Jeremy Bentham It behoves him, therefore, to have them continually before his eyes; and that under such a name as exhibits the relation they bear to his own purposes and designs. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

H. G. Wells Nor, on the other hand, are these questions to be dealt with merely in relation to their home application. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

In no relation of life had he been so nearly perfect as in his conduct as a father. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Ralph Waldo Emerson A man is a centre for nature, running out threads of relation through every thing, fluid and solid, material and elemental. Representative Men by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1850]

D.H. Lawrence Fortunately he could leave all business transactions on our account to Maria, so that his relation with us was purely ritualistic. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

Charles Dickens For, Clara has no mother of her own, Handel, and no relation in the world but old Gruffandgrim.” “Surely that’s not his name, Herbert?” “No, no,” said Herbert, “that’s my name for him. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

Daniel Defoe And captain Watson carried two gentlemen immediately to Mrs. Bargrave’s house, to hear the relation of her own mouth. A True Relation of the Apparition of Mrs. Veal by Daniel Defoe [1706]

Gertrude Stein Madame Matisse occasionally gave them a lunch, this happened most often when some relation sent the Matisses a hare. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

Olaf Stapledon But behind it must lie the genuine philosophical spirit itself, the will for sane and enlightened action in relation to the actual world. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

H. G. Wells He thought that there ought to be and I thought that outbursts of literary activity were due to such secondary conditions as to have no directly traceable relation to the great events of history. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Anthony Trollope He is the nearest relation we have got, and we all like him. Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Theodore Dreiser I had them and do have them just the same, and it explains my relation to your mother. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

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]

Nothing could accordingly be more natural than that a more or less intimate relation should have formed itself between them. Chaucer by Adolphus William Ward [1879]

T. H. Huxley Again, the length of the feet and of the beak — although they have no relation to each other, yet appear to go together — that is, you have a long beak wherever you have long feet. Essays by T. H. Huxley

Edith Wharton If we agree on this definition, we are at one as to the other: namely that my relation to the matter is defined by hers. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

H.P. Lovecraft Dream, madness, and memory merged wildly together in a series of fantastic, fragmentary delusions which can have no relation to anything real. The Shadow Out of Time by H.P. Lovecraft [1935]

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

Robert Louis Stevenson The universe, in relation to what any man can say of it, is plain, patent and staringly comprehensible. Lay Morals by Robert Louis Stevenson

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]

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

The names of Poe, Irving, and Hawthorne have been so often connected without due discrimination, that it is imperative to consider here the actual relation between the three men. A Study of Hawthorne by G. P. Lathrop [1876]

Kendal was in his shirt-sleeves, and had just established a relation of great intimacy with an entirely new subject. A Daughter of To-Day by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1894]

John Locke And thus much for the relation of human actions to a law, which, therefore, I call moral relations. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

Henry James He had not been three minutes in the room before I saw that he was different,—different from what he had been the last time, and I guessed that something had happened in relation to his marriage. The Path Of Duty by Henry James [1884]

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]

Edith Wharton The result of this was to bring her, for the first time, in more direct relation to her other neighbour. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

Henry James She was alive, in that huge, dark tomb, and it seemed to Miss Pynsent that they had already entered into relation with her. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

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]

Leon Trotsky Did this episode have any relation to Lenin or to the Bolsheviks in general? None whatsoever. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Wilkie Collins Having given this preliminary account of herself, the housemaid then stated the following extraordinary particulars in relation to her mistress’s clock. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

The prints would be of value only in relation to the other prints in the case. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

But it was really appalling to read his relation of how Schultz, the mate, went about everywhere affirming with desperate pertinacity that it was he alone who had sold the rifles. Freya of the Seven Isles by Joseph Conrad [1911]

I can do nothing for you unless in the eyes of the world we are strangers to each other; the slightest relation between us, noticed by my mother or my brother, would cost me my life. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

Jules Verne Je cherchais une relation entre l’apparition de ce plongeur et ce coffre rempli d’or. Vingt Mille Lieues sous les Mers by Jules Verne [1869-70]

Wilkie Collins But in relation to the other visitor, the incomprehensible old foreigner, she was beset by the most bewildering doubts. The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins [1857]

Sigmund Freud We unite in them persons or things which do not bear the slightest relation to one another. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Henry James He thought of her twice a week; that may be called often in relation to a person one has not seen for twelve years. The Liar by Henry James [1888]

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]

Sir Walter Scott The character of Bothwell, except in relation to the name, is entirely ideal. Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Ibsen may seem to have little relation with the drama of the world, but in reality he is linked with it at every step. Henrik Ibsen by Edmund Gosse