Phrases with "remarkable"

Anthony Trollope And then it came to pass that a certain very remarkable meeting took place in the parish. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

Charles Dickens A remarkable indication of freedom and grace of limb, in her quiet attitude, and a wonderful purity and freshness of colour in her dimpled face and bright gray eyes, seemed fraught with mountain air. No Thoroughfare by Charles Dickens [1867]

Arnold Bennett It is remarkable what a little thing will draw even the most regular and serious people from the deep groove of their habits. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Benjamin Disraeli Her small, aquiline nose, bright hazel eyes, delicate mouth, and the deep colour of her lips, were as remarkable as the transparency of her complexion. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

Wilkie Collins Examined by the Dean of Faculty, Mrs. Macallan the elder gave her answers with remarkable dignity and self-control. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

Virginia Woolf Even at a time of great political stress like the present it is remarkable how much criticism is still bestowed upon women. Three Guineas by Virginia Woolf [1938]

It is our “High Peak,” the most remarkable feature of the sea-façade, even when it conceals the pair of towering pillars that show conspicuously to the north and south. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

We left London in a coach, in order to see the remarkable places in its neighbourhood. Travels in England during the reign of Queen Elizabeth by Paul Hentzner

Edith Wharton They were not remarkable eyes, but they were as wholesome as fresh water, and if she had had more imagination — or longer lashes — their expression might have been interesting. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

Thomas Wolfe It was run by two very intelligent people, an expert in planned economy and his wife, an expert in child psychology, who between them were carrying on the most remarkable experiments in education. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Gertrude Stein A remarkable degree of red means that, a remarkable exchange is made. Tender Buttons by Gertrude Stein [1914]

Arthur Conan Doyle Within a few days she became conscious that a remarkable change had come over him — a change, as it seemed to her, very much for the better. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Not only have many fresh-water species, belonging to different classes, an enormous range, but allied species prevail in a remarkable manner throughout the world. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

Sinclair Lewis Sweeney Fishberg was perhaps the most remarkable man in the cosmos of Grand Republic and surrounding terrain. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

He found the roads and lanes about Lyvedon remarkable for nothing but their dust. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Jack London But he had yet to learn the remarkable quickness of White Fang, who struck with the certainty and swiftness of a coiled snake. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

Wilkie Collins She was, in every sense of the word, a remarkable woman, and she numbered two remarkable men among the adherents of her cause. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

Helen Zimmern Still, Patronage remains a remarkable book, replete with sound sense, acute observation and rapid graphic illustrations of character. Maria Edgeworth by Helen Zimmern

Both male and female adonise their tails in this manner, which gives them a remarkable appearance amongst all other birds. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

Guy de Maupassan However, if he had not been a remarkable shot, he would not have accepted that dangerous weapon without hesitation. Bel Ami by Guy de Maupassan

Sir Walter Scott A remarkable instance of this occurred in the person of the non-commissioned officer in question. Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

H. G. Wells The tiled floor was thick with dust, and a remarkable array of miscellaneous objects was shrouded in the same grey covering. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells [1896]

He entered into conversation with the openness and candour which is so remarkable in the American, and in a little time observed that he presumed I was from the old country. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

Frances Hodgson Burnett To her unwavering mind the remarkable story she had become a part of was almost august in its subjection of ordinary views to the future of a great house and its noble name. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

These articles were considered both by the Kohen Gadol and by Layelah to be remarkable for their audacity, and were altogether too advanced for mention by any except the chosen few. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

Margaret Oliphant He was nothing but a stranger, she said to herself; there was no remarkable charm in him one way or another. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

But we also learn from these egg-patches that the hand had been separated from the arm before it was thrown into the pond; and there is something very remarkable in that. The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman [1911]

Arthur Conan Doyle A man at the head of the table, who was remarkable for the extreme pallor of his face as contrasted with his blue-black hair and moustache, waved his hand to a seat beside him, and I sat down. A Night Among the Nihilists by Arthur Conan Doyle

The occasions on which He had created the most remarkable impressions had been two. A Second Coming by Richard Marsh [1900]

Silent! It suddenly struck him that here was the most remarkable battle ever fought. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

It was very remarkable to see the great length of time animals in this country can exist, even under hard work, without drinking water. Journal of Adventures in Somali Land by John Hanning Speke [1864]

Neither is remarkable save for far-fetched conceits; they were reprinted in 1610, and again, with many others, in the volume of 1627. Michael Drayton by Cyril Brett [1907]

Leon Trotsky Rakovsky’s remarkable letters we copied and sent out to others. My Life by Leon Trotsky

He owed his high position for one so young to his lively imagination and remarkable powers of deduction. His Prey was Man by Arthur Gask [1942]

H. G. Wells I tell of this love affair here because of its irrelevance, because it is so remarkable that it should mean nothing, and be nothing except itself. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

And in that moment it struck me that her face bore a remarkable likeness to his own. Ketira the Gypsy by Ellen Wood [1876]

Robert Louis Stevenson Jones had discovered and pointed out to me a young woman who was remarkable among her fellows for a pleasing and interesting air. The Amateur Emigrant by Robert Louis Stevenson

Rudyard Kipling They won’t be home till mornin’,” said the square man with the remarkable eyes. Traffics and Discoveries by Rudyard Kipling [1904]

Arthur Conan Doyle Another was a remarkable discretion which hardly once permitted a fault of taste in this whole enormous book where he must have had to pick his steps with pitfalls on every side of him. Through the Magic Door by Arthur Conan Doyle [1907]

Henry Kingsley And, on my honour, I think that our friend Mackworth is the most remarkable man of the lot. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

Gertrude Stein A change, in a change that is remarkable there is no reason to say that there was a time. Tender Buttons by Gertrude Stein [1914]

Virginia Woolf And now that you’re here I don’t think myself remarkable at all. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

H. G. Wells It is a remarkable thing that no complete contemporary account of the explosion of the atomic bombs survives. The World Set Free by H. G. Wells [1914]

Jules Verne All these preparations took about three weeks, and the 10th of October came round without anything remarkable happening. The English at the North Pole by Jules Verne

Helen Zimmern What struck him about Miss Edgeworth herself was her uncommon quickness of perception, her fertility of allusion, and the great resources of fact which a remarkable memory supplied to her. Maria Edgeworth by Helen Zimmern

Virginia Woolf After the Restoration Evelyn emerged in full possession of a variety of accomplishments which in our time of specialists seems remarkable enough. The Common Reader by Virginia Woolf [1925]

Guy de Maupassant Our conversation lasted fully three hours, for it was hard for me to understand his remarkable gibberish. A King's Son (Toumbouctoo) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

Ivan Turgenev My continual forced smile and painful vigilance, my idiotic silence, my miserable and ineffectual desire to get away — all that was doubtless something truly remarkable in its own way. The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other stories by Ivan Turgenev

Charles Dickens The popular faith in ghosts has a remarkable affinity with the whole current of our thoughts at such an hour as this, and seems to be their necessary and natural consequence. Master Humphrey’s Clock by Charles Dickens [1840]

Sinclair Lewis She had a remarkable number of opinions, and she thought highly of all of them. Gideon Planish by Sinclair Lewis

Many remarkable little facts could be given with respect to the inhabitants of oceanic islands. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

Theodore Dreiser Quite suddenly it came over him that she was a remarkable girl — very — destined, perhaps, to some significant future. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

The provision-trade in Scotland must be a remarkable profession. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

Henry James Mrs. Wix’s own was indeed very remarkable still, and Maisie had felt at first that she should never get on with it. What Maisie Knew by Henry James [1897]

The tree, a remarkable one, bore upon a part of its trunk this brief but savage inscription:—“T. H., jailer at ———; Crucified July 1, 1816. The Avenger by Thomas de Quincey

E. Phillips Oppenheim It was not until the two people whose entrance had had such a remarkable effect upon Bernadine, rose to leave, that the mask was, for a moment, lifted. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

Walter Scott The remarkable circumstance of Thomas, the second Lord Lyttelton, prophesying his own death within a few minutes, upon the information of an apparition, has been always quoted as a true story. Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft by Walter Scott [1831]

Maria Edgeworth This Jew was an old man, and there was something remarkable in his looks. The Prussian Vase by Maria Edgeworth

G. K. Chesterton It would not be remarkable now, but it was remarkable then. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

But I do not think you will find anything so remarkable in our civilization, if you will conceive of it as the outgrowth of the neighborly instinct. A Traveler from Altruria by William Dean Howells

Arthur Conan Doyle Dr. Shlessinger’s remarkable personality, his whole-hearted devotion, and the fact that he was recovering from a disease contracted in the exercise of his apostolic duties affected her deeply. His Last Bow by Arthur Conan Doyle [1917]

But I must now, to justify my heading, skip some months, and relate a remarkable incident that befell her in the said character. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

George Gissing He still wore a waistcoat of pronounced cut, a striking collar, a necktie of remarkable hue. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Arnold Bennett The remarkable thing was that all the hurrying people she met seemed also each of them to be on a secret and mystic errand. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

Henry David Thoreau This is a remarkable depth for so small an area; yet not an inch of it can be spared by the imagination. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

Jules Verne Fields, sown with thin buckwheat and rye, stretched away to a background of half-cultivated hills, offering no remarkable prospect. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

Edward Jenner I observed no peculiarity in any of them previously to their inoculation, nor did any thing remarkable appear in their arms till after the decline of the disease. On Vaccination Against Smallpox by Edward Jenner

Anthony Trollope But the most remarkable feature in the whole occasion was the excessive liberality of the archdeacon. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

D. H. Lawrence When in repose, he had the diffident, ironic bearing so remarkable in the educated youth of today, the very reverse of that traditional aggressiveness of youth. The Old Adam by D. H. Lawrence [1934]

Henry Kingsley He was a moderately well-looking fellow, and there seems at first nothing in any way remarkable about him. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

Nevertheless, middle life found him giving proof of his comprehension of the practical problems he had been roughly called upon to solve, by a career of remarkable prosperity. Science and Education by Thomas Henry Huxley

Henry James But my copy has remarkable qualities, it is worth nothing less. The American by Henry James [1877]

Arthur Conan Doyle In a remarkable book, A Wanderer in the Spirit Lands, published in 1896, the author, Mr. Farnese, under inspiration gives an account of many mysteries, including that of fairies. The Coming of the Fairies by Arthur Conan Doyle [1922]

A man of remarkable courage and self-reliance, Herve, his studies over, said to himself, “No, I will not go and bury myself in the country, I will remain in Paris, I will there become celebrated. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Elizabeth Gaskell She is certainly aided in this by her noble, expressive face, still bearing traces of remarkable beauty in the severe and classical style. French Life by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

Arthur Conan Doyle Looking over it, a remarkable sight presented itself to their eyes. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

Wilkie Collins What name shall I put on the prescription?” “Miss Jethro.” “A remarkable name,” the doctor said, in his matter-of-fact way. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

Theodore Dreiser He saw nothing remarkable in asking her to come down lower. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Henry Fielding As nothing more remarkable passed on this day I will close it with the account of these two characters, as far as a few days’ residence could inform me of them. Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon by Henry Fielding

The remarkable thing about the voices was their range. The Ocean Wave by Ambrose Bierce

One of the most remarkable features in the character of our English guests was their extreme desire to do us good against our inclination. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier

People will go to remarkable lengths to demonstrate that they are NOT antisemitic. Collected Essays by George Orwell

Anthony Trollope Her beauty, and a certain sufficiency of intellect,—of the extent of which she was in a remarkable degree herself aware,—were the gifts with which she had been endowed. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Arthur Conan Doyle He was a famous swordsman and a remarkable pistol shot — so remarkable that three times he starred the kneecap of his man; the most painful injury wbich he could inflict. The End of Devil Hawker by Arthur Conan Doyle

But the most remarkable feature of the matter is the frequent return to power of the once discarded potentates. Byron by John Nichol [1880]

Watkin Tench It is remarkable that they are never found in a fat state, being invariably lean. A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson by Watkin Tench

George Eliot Mr Chubb was a remarkable publican; none of your stock Bonifaces, red, bloated, jolly, and joking. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

George Gissing Transplanted to the richest English soil, she developed remarkable aptitudes. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

T. H. Huxley Temminck’s memoir is remarkable for the completeness of the evidence which it affords as to the modification which the form of the Orang undergoes according to age and sex. Essays by T. H. Huxley

Fritz Muller has described a remarkable dimorphic species of Tanais, in which the male is represented by two distinct forms, which never graduate into each other. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

George Borrow It is remarkable enough, that in the greater part of the derivatives from the Sanskrit the Basque has dropped the initial consonant, so that the word commences with a vowel. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

Mark Twain It was a remarkable coincidence. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

This is a remarkable instance of human culture turning the most hopelessly sterile portions of the world to account. Travels in Morocco by James Richardson

Arthur Conan Doyle He wove his plot with remarkable cunning. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

This fish is remarkable for its negative characters; it can hardly be said to possess a brain, vertebral column, or heart, &c. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

There was nothing particular or remarkable in his appearance, but the expression of his eyes could never be mistaken or forgotten. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

Leon Trotsky This, coupled with his fearless thinking and his virile, muscular style, made him a remarkable writer. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Anthony Trollope He became a member of a vigorous debating society and rendered himself remarkable there for humorous energy. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Those gatherings were remarkable events, I imagine, in a good many lives. Unveiling a Parallel by Alice Ilgenfritz Jones and Ella Merchant [1893]

G. K. Chesterton I have in my hand letters from more than one acquaintance of Dr. Warner whom that remarkable man has affected in the same way. Manalive by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

Previously to his melancholy end he built the City of Bath, to commemorate his remarkable cure. Cobwebs from an Empty Skull by Ambrose Bierce [1874]

Jules Verne Indeed, everybody knows that sailors have a remarkable aptitude for tailoring. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Edgar Allan Poe The ‘castle’ consisted of an irregular assemblage of cliffs and rocks — one of the latter being quite remarkable for its height as well as for its insulated and artificial appearance. The Gold-Bug by Edgar Allan Poe

Henry David Thoreau What makes this sand foliage remarkable is its springing into existence thus suddenly. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

George Gissing I am told that Bella promises to be a remarkable pianist, and Lily is uncommonly strong in languages. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Wilkie Collins I retired to my bedroom, and opened my Diary. Again and again, I read that remarkable story of the intended poisoning, and of the manner in which it had ended. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Sinclair Lewis You know, Cass, sometimes I think Vince Osprey is a burlesque of your own remarkable virtues. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

H. G. Wells And when I got ready to go, Nettie amazed me by waking up to the most remarkable solicitude for me. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

Leslie Stephen It is remarkable that the praise is far more pointed and elaborate than the blame, which turns chiefly upon the general inferiority of an actor’s position. Samuel Johnson by Leslie Stephen [1878]

W. H. Hudson Another remarkable case is that of the armadillo. Idle Days in Patagonia by W. H. Hudson

I believe you capable of becoming a remarkable man. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

He reported that they had seen nothing remarkable in the way of birds at Flacksholm, but that David Warcliff had had great sport with the sea-trout. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

He had begun stockjobbing in the smallest way, but had at a very early stage of his career developed a remarkable genius for this kind of traffic. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Few of the denizens of the unkempt coral gardens are more remarkable than the crabs. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

Ambrose Bierce’s stories are in many instances remarkable examples of this psychic horror. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Henry David Thoreau When I had mapped the pond by the scale of ten rods to an inch, and put down the soundings, more than a hundred in all, I observed this remarkable coincidence. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

Charles Dickens She was surprised; but she was a woman of remarkable strength of mind, and she dressed herself and went downstairs, and closeted herself with her brother. A Christmas Tree by Charles Dickens [1850]

M. P. Shiel There happened to travel in the rail-train with me a remarkable man: certainly, I think that I never beheld a larger human being, except in an exhibition. The Last Miracle by M. P. Shiel [1906]

It was a short pause of perfect silence, and then that “odious creature” (he must have been really a remarkable individual in his way) struck out into sarcasm. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Herman Melville Some low-born adventurer, masquerading as an oceanic grandee; yet so ignorant of the first requisites of mere gentlemanhood as to be betrayed into the present remarkable indecorum. Benito Cereno by Herman Melville

George Gissing There was nothing remarkable about the structure itself of Knightswell; the front was long and low, built of brick faced with stone, and the level entrance was anything but imposing. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

Karl Philipp Moritz This kingdom is remarkable for running into dialect: even in London they are said to have one. Travels in England in 1782 by Karl Philipp Moritz

They were really remarkable artists in their way, and though it’s a painful way, I couldn’t help admiring their gift in bowknots and other difficult poses. Literature and Life by William Dean Howells

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle He carried his head very jauntily in the air, had a swaggering style of walking, and was above all else, remarkable for his extraordinary height. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

Wilkie Collins A young lady, remarkable by her good looks and good dressing, seemed to have noticed this trifling circumstance. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

H. G. Wells It is remarkable how much we frame our expectations upon such secret fantasies and how completely we ignore the probability that the lovers we encounter may have quite other systems of imagination. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

He laid down the end of his cigarette, and, as he selected another from the silver case, he continued: “I think that is the most interesting feature of your really remarkable analysis. The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman [1911]

This paste, he had averred, possessed some remarkable properties for the curing of many diseases. The Grave-digger of Monks Arden by Arthur Gask [1938]

Jules Verne These peasants are remarkable for their pale, grave faces, which a celebrated traveler has compared to those of the Castilians, without the haughtiness of the latter. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

And this seemed the more remarkable in the case of their war with Antiochus, because that (if any that history has recorded) was a holy war. The Pagan Oracles by Thomas De Quincey

Jules Verne These animals are rather smaller than the Turcomanian horses, but are possessed of remarkable strength, and know no other pace than the gallop. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

Benjamin Disraeli He had little hair, which was powdered, and dressed in a manner to render more remarkable the elevation of his conical and polished forehead. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

Louis Pasteur It is surprising what a remarkable difference is observed immediately between the movements of the vibrios in the bulb and those under the glass. The physiological theory of fermentation by Louis Pasteur

Sir Walter Scott At the end of the paragraph was this remarkable innuendo:— ‘We understand that “this same RICHARD who hath done all this” is not the only example of the WAVERING HONOUR of W-v-r-ly H-n-r. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

Robert Louis Stevenson In many different authors you may find passages more remarkable for grammar, but few of a more ingenious turn, and none that could be more to the point in our connection. Familiar Studies of Men and Books by Robert Louis Stevenson

Arthur Conan Doyle Let me recommend this book — one of the most remarkable ever penned. The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Stephen Lucius Gwynn So far, nothing very remarkable had happened. Thomas Moore by Stephen Lucius Gwynn [1905]

G. K. Chesterton For it had been made long ago when she was a child by her father; who was a remarkable man in more ways than anybody ever knew, but especially remarkable as a father. The Return of Don Quixote by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

I have had what I believe to be the most remarkable day in my life, and while the events are still fresh in my mind, I wish to put them down on paper as clearly as possible. August Heat by W. F. Harvey

As a discovery of native sources of picturesque fiction, this second romance was not less remarkable than the one which preceded it. A Study of Hawthorne by G. P. Lathrop [1876]

Henry David Thoreau It is remarkable what a value is still put upon wood even in this age and in this new country, a value more permanent and universal than that of gold. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

H. G. Wells Some one brought up a remarkable little folding-ladder that had been picked up in the shrubbery, and showed him how it was put together. The Hammerpond Park Burglary by H. G. Wells [1894]

Arthur Conan Doyle In my own case, I was beaten about the head by their wings, so we have had a remarkable exhibition of their various methods of offence. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

H. G. Wells It is remarkable how little it troubles my conscience and how much it stirs my imagination, that particular memory of the life I took. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

I always heard that you were a remarkable man and now I quite agree. The Poisoned Goblet by Arthur Gask [1935]

Olaf Stapledon It is a remarkable product of intellectual acuity conflicting with subservience to orthodoxy. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

George Gissing He had the remarkable faculty of viewing himself in an ideal light, even whilst conscious that so many of his claims were mere pretence. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

William Makepeace Thackeray They entertain all the world, even the poor, at their FETES. Prince Polonia, at Rome, and his brother, the Duke of Strachino, are also remarkable for their hospitalities. The Book of Snobs by William Makepeace Thackeray [1846]

Wilkie Collins Doubly distinguished by the perfect simplicity of her apparel, and by her tall, supple, commanding figure, she took rank at once as the most remarkable woman in the room. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

It is a remarkable fact that such high hills as I have been following should send out no creek whose course extends farther than ten or twelve miles. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

George Gissing With remarkable abruptness, certain of her habits fell from her, and she remembered them only with distaste, even with disgust. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

George Meredith But there was more; there was a remarkable fulness, if only he could subordinate it to narrative. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

George Gissing How had this stiff, stern fellow with the grizzled beard won such a wife? Not that Mrs. Widdowson seemed a remarkable person, but certainly it was an ill-assorted union. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

Robert Louis Stevenson It is, however, remarkable that not a single article was ultimately lost. Records of a Family of Engineers by Robert Louis Stevenson

G. K. Chesterton On his giving this answer the demeanour of the image of God underwent a remarkable change. The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

George Gissing But a remarkable man, one can’t doubt. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

There was nothing remarkable about the coat. The Mystery of a Hansom Cab by Fergus Hume

A. E. W. Mason She was Durrance’s neighbour at Southpool, and by a year or two his elder—a tall woman, remarkable for the many shades of her thick brown hair and the peculiar pallor on her face. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

Anthony Trollope A singular looking man was he, with a huge shaggy beard, and shaggy uncombed hair, but with bright blue eyes, which gave to his face a remarkable look of sweetness. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

H. G. Wells He turned to Gip with a smile of remarkable affability. Twelve Stories and a Dream by H. G. Wells [1903]

Walter Scott It alludes to one of the most remarkable feuds upon the west marches. The Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border by Walter Scott [1802-1803]

E. Phillips Oppenheim She greeted them gaily and chatted to them while they waited for the kettle to boil, but to Mr. Sabin’s observant eyes there was a remarkable change in her. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

H. G. Wells Indeed, it is as true as it is remarkable that Tom was the first to observe the new development. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

Charles Stur The iron ore, however, that was discovered during the progress of the Expedition, of which Piesse’s Knob is a remarkable specimen, was of the purest kind. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

One of the family, developing along different lines, is even better of its hands; remarkable to tell, it carries a cestus of hardened shell as a means of protection and enforcing its rights. Last Leaves from Dunk Island by E. J. Banfield

George Gissing His companion asked for a description of the young lady, and he gave one remarkable for splenetic exaggeration. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

Moreover, he invariably employed the same “fence,” who was ostensibly a money-lender in a small (but yet notorious) way, and in reality a rascal as remarkable as Raffles himself. The Amateur Cracksman by E. W. Hornung [1899]

Tobias Smolle DEAR SIR — I am at last settled at Nice, and have leisure to give you some account of this very remarkable place. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

Arthur Conan Doyle I was confident, however, that my chance would come, though I never dreamed that it would take so remarkable a form. The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1896]

R. D. Blackmore A good man was slain here, in cold blood slain — a man of remarkable capacity and zeal, gallantry, discipline, and every noble quality, and the father of a very large family. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

I have alluded to this point, because a recent writer73 has oddly fixed on Caprice “as one of the most remarkable and typical differences between savages and brutes. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Such a remarkable history ought not to be lost. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Richard Burton It is alluded to by the late Sir Henry Elliot in his “Appendix to the Arabs in Sind,”— a work of remarkable sagacity and research. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

The style is remarkable for clearness and strength, and for its picturesque use of images drawn from the rural and pastoral life which the prophet had led in his youth. The Doré Gallery of Bible Illustrations by Gustave Doré

Henry Handel Richardson It really is remarkable that though so many people don’t think Louise good looking—I have often heard her called plain—yet I never knew a man go past her without turning his head. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Charles Stur Our journey back to the camp was only remarkable for the heat to which we were exposed. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

This talent he possessed in a remarkable degree, and at an early age; but he owed its cultivation entirely to himself. Goethe by Thomas De Quincey

Guy de Maupassan And yet those who love in the ordinary way must experience ardent happiness, though less than mine possibly, for love came to me in a remarkable manner. A Tress of Hair (One Phase of Love) (Le Chevelure) by Guy de Maupassan

There was nothing remarkable in the appearance of these prisoners. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

Lesson says that birds of paradise, so remarkable for their sexual differences, are polygamous, but Mr. Wallace doubts whether he had sufficient evidence. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Anthony Trollope We all thought her more remarkable for her mental attributes than for physical perfection; but, nevertheless, she was, in her own way, a sightly woman. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

Arthur Conan Doyle His eyes were his most remarkable feature, keen, observant, and clever to the verge of cunning. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

They wanted to make out Brummy was the man as owned the dorg — a remarkable dorg he was, too, and had been seen driving the sheep. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

Mon Dieu! the juice of the grape was a remarkable invention. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Walter Scott It must also be admitted that in another most remarkable respect, the power of the Enemy of mankind was rather enlarged than bridled or restrained, in consequence of the Saviour coming upon earth. Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft by Walter Scott [1831]

The boss of the menagerie was an ex-sailor, who had a remarkable way with beasts; he rarely spoke a word, but just grinned and whistled through broken teeth. The Frying-Pan and the Fire by John Buchan

E. F. Benson Her very casualness made it essential to show her that there was nothing remarkable about her unexpected feat. Trouble for Lucia by E. F. Benson [1939]

H. G. Wells It did in fact become a very lively, readable and remarkable publication. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Charles Dickens Its organisation against Fires, I take to be much better than the metropolitan system, and in all respects it tempers its remarkable vigilance with a still more remarkable discretion. The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens [1860]

Combe’s connection with Ackermann began when he was about sixty years of age, and it is remarkable that his greatest successes should have been won when he was nearing seventy. Old Coloured Books by George Paston [1905]

Arthur Conan Doyle A wonderful interprise, conducted with remarkable energy, but also with remarkable rashness, sir — yes, bedad, inexcusable rashness. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Wilkie Collins I found all the dresses in the box complete — with one remarkable exception. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Ivan Turgenev A pity! Such a remarkable creature, perhaps, came so close . Dream tales and prose poems by Ivan Turgenev

Henry James The dismay of course subsided, in the light of some sudden proof of Madame Merle’s remarkable intelligence; but it stood for a high-water-mark in the ebb and flow of confidence. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

And when the circumstances that occasioned the discovery were considered, the coincidence became more remarkable still. The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman [1911]

But the medium who was there was not nearly as remarkable as Miss Dunster seems to be; I mean she did not get the same results—at any rate, not in my case. From Out the Vasty Deep by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1920]

Sir Walter Scott Another remarkable circumstance was, the general cry of the inhabitants of the smaller towns for arms, that they might go along with their companions. The Antiquary by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Jane Austen Elizabeth’s mind was too full for conversation, but she saw and admired every remarkable spot and point of view. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen [1813]

His style in his essays is remarkable for its ease, clearness, and grace, and for an inimitable and sunny humour which never soils and never hurts. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

George Gissing How often they seemed to have held each other’s hand! It would have been a remarkable thing if Egremont had succeeded, even for a day or two, in keeping secret his work at the library. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]