Phrases with "represent"

The purchase money may be assumed to represent thirty years’ purchase, and on this basis the annual rent paid by the former tenants was £8,000. Garden Cities of To-morrow by Ebenezer Howard

G. K. Chesterton According to his canons, it is indeed absurd to represent a number of characters facing some terrible crisis in their lives by capping rhymes like a party playing bouts rimés. Varied Types by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

E. Phillips Oppenheim You are to make your own appointment with Elida Pelucchi. You are to represent me and hand her over the plans. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

All the glimpses we obtain of the life, at Oates represent it as a gay and pleasant one, none the less gay and pleasant because its enjoyments were modest and rational. Locke by Thomas Fowler [1880]

Charles Dickens It is in vain I represent that, before the sequestration of emigrant property, I had remitted the imposts they had ceased to pay; that I had collected no rent; that I had had recourse to no process. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

He assented, and she proceeded to represent her intention of disposing of her jointure for the purpose of extricating Villiers from his embarrassments. Lodore by Mary Shelley

In the ancient drama, to represent it justly, the unlearned reader must imagine grand situations, impressive groups; in the modern tumultuous movement, a grand stream of action. A Brief Appraisal of the Greek Literature in its Foremost Pretensions by Thomas De Quincey [1838]

H. G. Wells It would never do to let them know the truth of the case, of course, and so I represent myself as having been waylaid and gagged upon the beach. Twelve Stories and a Dream by H. G. Wells [1903]

Aldous Huxley, in praising Lear’s fantasies as a sort of assertion of freedom, has pointed out that the “They” of the limericks represent common sense, legality and the duller virtues generally. Collected Essays by George Orwell

Charles Dickens It was quite useless to represent to him the folly and danger of such a proceeding as this. The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices by Charles Dickens [1857]

Charles Dickens Second, that Mr. Forley being prevented by illness from seeing the people put in charge as usual, had appointed a friend to represent him; and had written to say so. A House to Let by Charles Dickens [1858]

Tobias Smolle You must know I am employed to paint a Jesus on the cross; and my purpose is to represent him at that point of time when the spear is thrust into his side. The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smolle

The woman with him is not Marian, but some girl whom he has picked up to represent her — his wife perhaps, or something worse. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

James Anthony Froude A Christian artist can represent Jesus Christ as a man because He was a man, and because the details of the Gospel history leave room for the imagination to work. Bunyan by James Anthony Froude [1880]

Samuel Johnson Accuracy of narration is not very common, and there are few so rigidly philosophical, as not to represent as perpetual, what is only frequent, or as constant, what is really casual. A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson

Baldwin Spencer Figs. 6 and 7 represent the ornaments worn by the Mikinyertinga girl. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Striving to represent the soul of his sitter, he was conscious at times that he failed — that he could not see or realize what he was searching for. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

With what pangs this was done can be easily imagined, for each atom of food seemed to represent an hour of life. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Guy de Maupassant The one which I represent is taking control. An Affair of State (Un coup d'état) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

Some of them may have been as imaginary as the ingenious Mr. Eustace Bright, and might serve as well to represent one group of children as another. The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns [1906]

They represent a knight killing a serpent; and the motto is — “Tagle que la serpiente mato y con la Princesa caso” (Tagle who killed the serpent, and married the Princess). Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Mark Twain Perhaps two railway freight cars of the largest pattern, placed end to end, might better represent their size. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Anthony Trollope No description could be more likely to turn an individual into ridicule than this of his taking upon himself to represent in his own person the sorrows of the city. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Baldwin Spencer From the front of this the two arms project and, from the back, two outgrowths that are supposed to represent especially long spines of vertebral bodies--much longer than in ordinary men. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Baldwin Spencer All the remaining objects on this plate are supposed to represent yams, to which, with possibly a slight exception in the case of Fig. 5, they have not the slightest resemblance. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

George Gissing Nor would it be true to represent Edwin Reardon as rising to the new day wholly disconsolate. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Sigmund Freud Irma comes to represent these other persons, who are discarded in the work of condensation, inasmuch as I allow anything to happen to her which reminds me of these persons, trait by trait. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Baldwin Spencer They are evidently drawn to represent the external features which are associated with them in the native mind. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

The diseased imagination resembles those mirrors which, being themselves distorted, represent distorted pictures as correct. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

George Meredith Previous to the relaxation, by amendment, of a certain legal process, this class was held to represent the austerity of the country. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Edith Wharton But I don’t in any sense represent the operatives. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

Charles Dickens There were never enough of them to represent any calling or neighbourhood. The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens [1860]

Sinclair Lewis Now Your Honor, I represent the man Timberlane, a lout and slow-witted, but fervently in love with you. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

Baldwin Spencer The two projecting points are evidently intended to represent the beak. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Augustine Birrell This may be excellent good sense but it does not represent Marvell’s way of looking at things. Andrew Marvell by Augustine Birrell [1905]

I believe I discovered much alacrity at the idea, for the creature (who seemed to be unique, or to represent a type like that of the dodo) entertained me hugely. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Samuel Johnson Here is one of the few attempts of Shakespeare to exhibit the conversation of gentlemen, to represent the airy sprightliness of juvenile elegance. Preface to Shakespeare by Samuel Johnson [1765]

The figures on the tombs represent men in lively and vigorous postures, some in attitude preliminary to leaping, others in the air. ’On with the Dance!’ by Ambrose Bierce

Wilkie Collins The scaly forms entwined around these two, represent Envy, Hatred, Malice, Ignorance, and Crime generally; and thus the mystic element is, so to speak, led through the sea out of the picture. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

F. Scott Fitzgerald You, Tom d’Invilliers, a blighted Shelley, changing, shifting, clever, unscrupulous, represent the critical consciousness of the race — Oh, don’t protest, I know the stuff. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

For this a row of girls stood hand in hand with a bigger one in the middle to represent the old woman from Cumberland. Another bigger girl stood alone a few paces in front. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

George Gissing Those who are so unfortunate as to represent the retarding forces in the life of man, I can only infinitely pity them. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Robert Louis Stevenson Our windows, at no expense to us, are most artfully stained to represent a landscape. Edinburgh Picturesque Notes by Robert Louis Stevenson

Wilkie Collins I engaged him on the spot, and jocosely christened him Polycarp the Second, in allusion to the character he was to represent on my canvas. A Passage in the Life of Perugino Potts by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Discipline seems to represent a sort of fancy combination of the life she might have led and the life she did lead. The English Novel by George Saintsbury [1913]

George Gissing You represent it in some degree, I’m afraid—eh? Well, well, you’ve lived too much alone—you’ve got into the way of brooding; the habit of social life will strengthen you. Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing [1891]

How will he represent the knowing in advance? What will he hope it to be? I doubt extremely whether it could ever occur to him to fancy it as a mere copying. The Meaning of Truth by William James

H. Rider Haggard They are, on the contrary, for the most part quite ready to exercise a wise discretion in the matter of marriage, even when the feeble tendencies which represent their affections point another way. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

G. K. Chesterton I suppose we are an army ourselves; I represent the Air Force and you represent the infantry. Tales of the Long Bow by G. K. Chesterton [1925]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Then I will remember what I represent over here, and I will venture to add in my ambassadorial capacity that I come with an absolute and heartfelt mandate of peace. The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1920]

Edmund Burke The first are such as represent many simple ideas united by nature to form some one determinate composition, as man, horse, tree, castle, &c. On the Sublime and Beautiful by Edmund Burke [1757]

A similar defect of deliberative assemblies—such, at least, as represent any popular influences and debate with open doors—intercepts the very possibility of senatorial eloquence. Oxford by Thomas De Quincey [1835]

Baldwin Spencer The Churinga nanja of the woman referred to is ornamented on one side only with a number of series of concentric circles which are supposed to represent her breasts, her name being Urlatcha (breasts). The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

A painter must have lent his own glowing tints if he wished to represent Olivia Marchmont as a lovely woman. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

She seemed to represent a climax. The hesitation of Miss Anderson by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1903]

E. Phillips Oppenheim You and Henri represent the two great Houses, who might, with almost equal right, claim the throne. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

Anthony Trollope The reading of a volume of history or on science may represent itself as a duty; and though the duty may by a bad style be made very disagreeable, the conscientious reader will perhaps perform it. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Anthony Trollope Now the question is, do you want to send the son of a London tailor up to Parliament to represent you?’ ‘No, we don’t; nor yet we won’t either. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

Thomas Hobbes For the Scriptures, since God now speaketh in them, are the Mount Sinai, the bounds whereof are the laws of them that represent God's person on earth. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

Henry James She would do him one justice, however: he had never, so far as she knew, had the impudence to represent himself as anything but hopeless and helpless. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

Baldwin Spencer The members of the latter were supposed to represent different kinds of kangaroos. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

We show the arguments against it to be insufficient, so that it MAY be true; we represent its appeal to be to our whole nature’s loyalty and not to any emaciated faculty of syllogistic proof. The Meaning of Truth by William James

Rudyard Kipling These, moving among fools, represent themselves as the sons of some one, being beggar-taught, offspring of grain-dealers, curriers, sellers of bottles, and money-lenders, as thou knowest. Many Inventions by Rudyard Kipling [1893]

Virginia Woolf These small and worthless objects seemed to her to represent human lives. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

George Gissing Honour and obedience—why, by a stretch, Mrs. M—— may perchance represent these blessings. The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft by George Gissing [1902]

But it remains true, that when he tried to represent a character totally different from himself, the result is either unreal or uninteresting. Byron by John Nichol [1880]

Mr. Carlyle was at Lynneborough. He always had much business there at assize time and the Nisi Prius Court; but the previous day he had not gone himself, Mr. Dill had been dispatched to represent him. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

H. G. Wells His first impression was soon corrected, and he considered for a time that they might represent a diurnal species of bat. The Crystal Egg by H. G. Wells [1897]

Victor Hugo We are of the lower world; this little one shall represent the world on high. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Radclyffe Hall On either side of the road wire netting hung with pieces of crudely painted rag — a camouflage to represent leaves. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

Baldwin Spencer They were supposed to represent two eagle-hawks quarrelling over a piece of flesh which was represented by the downy mass in one man's mouth. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Oliver Goldsmith But as I have shewn you what may be hoped from my friendship, it may not be improper to represent what may be the consequences of my resentment. The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith

To this point he has been discreet in dreading to provoke me; you must represent the peril of quitting that policy, and remind him of my passionate temper, verging, when kindled, on frenzy. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

Baldwin Spencer Then they stand up, everyone waving about like a tree in the wind; in fact they are supposed to represent big gum trees. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Never once during his recital of the tale did he sound his own praises, or represent himself as playing anything but a secondary part in the drama that was destined to end so tragically. ’Long Live the King!’ by Guy Boothby [1900]

With his tongue not quite against his teeth he made a buzzing, bluebottle-on-the-window-pane sound to represent the humming of the aeroplanes. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

Jane Austen A man might represent the county with such an estate; a man might escape a profession and represent the county. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen [1814]

Henry James He felt it on the instant to represent her motive and real errand. The Ambassadors by Henry James [1903]

Wilkie Collins He was painted and padded, wigged and dressed, to represent the abstract idea of a male human being of five-and twenty in robust health. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

W. H. Hudson We have no symbols to represent such sounds on paper, hence we are as powerless to convey to another the impression they make on us as we are to describe the odours of flowers. Idle Days in Patagonia by W. H. Hudson

Balzac claimed the right to speak of all conduct, to represent all conduct in his fiction; and we shall see, farther on, that he imposed his claim upon those who followed him in literature. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

George Meredith He being absent from Milan, Barto undertook to represent him and carry out his views. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I represent those measures!” “But the matter can be arranged,” Major Jones insisted, with a little shudder, “I am perfectly certain it can be arranged. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

They have long been supposed to represent Rameses III in his hareem, entertained and waited upon by female slaves. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

His main difficulty would be the heavy outlay; “impecuniosity” to him would represent the scurvy and potted cat of the old Arctic voyager. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

Baldwin Spencer Another very weird dance was supposed to represent a fight. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Victor Hugo He had said to him, “You represent man, I represent the beasts. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

The fashion began here, and is now received all over Italy, where the husbands are not such terrible creatures as we represent them. Letters from Turkey by Mary Wortley Montagu [1725]

George Gissing His next speech was in a milder strain: ‘I feel it a duty, Sidwell, to represent this man to you in what I verily believe to be the true light. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

H. G. Wells It is ridiculous to represent them as realms of light at issue with darkness. The New World Order by H. G. Wells

Francis Bacon We represent also all multiplications of light, which we carry to great distance, and make so sharp as to discern small points and lines. The New Atlantis by Francis Bacon

Baldwin Spencer The circles (b) represent the intestines, (c) the painting on the stomach, and (d) the posterior part of the man. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

William Makepeace Thackeray In the background is a certain animal between two bundles of hay; but that I take to represent the critic, puzzled to which of my young beauties to assign the choice. The Fitz-Boodle Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1842-43]

The jester was commonly called a fool, but the poets and romancers have ever delighted to represent him as a singularly wise and witty person. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

Horace Walpole It was in vain for the youth to represent against this preposterous sentence: in vain did Manfred’s friends endeavour to divert him from this savage and ill-grounded resolution. The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole [1764]

Thomas Love Peacock To represent vice and misery as the necessary accompaniments of genius, is as mischievous as it is false, and the feeling is as unclassical as the language in which it is usually expressed. Nightmare Abbey by Thomas Love Peacock

Baldwin Spencer Two other men were decorated to represent two Kutta kutta or little night hawks. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

A long black satin gown, and a brick-dust velvet hat, tall and curiously twisted, like your Tudor chimney; and a cluster of grey feathers on the top, to represent smoke. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

Henry James It was tall and grotesque, and seemed to represent a person sitting perfectly motionless, in profile. The Ghostly Rental by Henry James [1876]

Andrew Lang That the Idylls represent no real world is certain. Alfred Tennyson by Andrew Lang

Henry Adams No one could represent it faithfully as a whole. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Anthony Trollope It has been my lot in life to serve my Sovereign in various parts of the world, and humbly to represent the throne of England in every quarter of the globe. The Fixed Period by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope Mr. Prendergast had calculated that some fourteen thousand pounds would represent the remaining property of the family, with which it would be necessary to purchase government stock. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

Isabella Bird A few villages, the ruined fort of Hassan Khan, now used as a caravanserai, on a height, the windings of the Gamasiab, and a few canals crossed by brick bridges, represent its chief features. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Perhaps you, sir,” bowing to Sancher, “will be kind enough to represent me in this matter. Can Such Things Be? by Ambrose Bierce [1893]

How he represented it to Dora, or permitted Dora to represent it to him, I am not so certain — I imagine there may have been admissions and qualifications. An impossible ideal by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1903]

H. G. Wells We can build up the monetary and economic world republic in full daylight under the noses of those who represent the old system. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Isabella Bird Their own very hazy traditions, which are swift to lose themselves in the fabulous, represent that they came from Syria, under one chief, and took possession of the country which they now inhabit. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

D. H. Lawrence The amateur curtains were drawn back, disclosing the little amateur stage with a white amateur back-cloth daubed to represent a Moorish courtyard. The Blue Moccasins by D. H. Lawrence [1928]

Sigmund Freud One might say that wild beasts serve to represent the libido, feared by the ego, and combated by repression. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

D. H. Lawrence The great living darkness which we represent by the glyph, God.” There is this ever-present, living darkness inexhaustible and unknowable. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Iago was not a noisy person, though, thank Heaven! it is no longer the fashion to represent him an oily sneak, whom even the most foolish of Moors could not have trusted. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Edmund Burke Each head, on this system, would have its vote, and every man would vote directly for the person who was to represent him in the legislature. Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke [1790]

Straight, black hair fell to their shoulders from beneath various fantastic head-dresses, fashioned to represent brightly colored beasts and birds. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

Walter Crane The ring of angels above, for instance, is partly relieved upon a gilded ground — to represent the dome of heaven. Line and Form by Walter Crane [1900]

Baldwin Spencer The Kangaroo men had curious bands running slantwise down their chest and backs and along their legs, which designs were supposed to represent the backbone of the kangaroo. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Seraphita, or Seraphitus — the name is designedly spelt both ways in different parts of the book — is an attempt on the novelist’s part to represent in fiction the dual sex of the soul. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

Wilkie Collins Very well, the English are a people who represent different breeds: Saxons, Normans, Danes. The consequence, in one case, is a great nation. The Guilty River by Wilkie Collins [1886]

Baldwin Spencer The lines across the Churinga (b) represent bark of gum-trees, and the curved lines at one end (c) represent an old woman collecting frogs. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

But how to represent clearly the modus operandi of such steering of small tendencies by large ones is a problem which metaphysical thinkers will have to ruminate upon for many years to come. Essays in Radical Empiricism by William James

Henry James The character allotted to my friend, however, was certainly the least easy to represent with effect, though I overflowed with the desire that he should acquit himself to his honour. A Passionate Pilgrim by Henry James [1871]

It is unlikely that they will be finished — world events will see to that — but they represent faithfully enough the modern civilised man’s idea of pleasure. Collected Essays by George Orwell

George Gissing For in his devotion to the Establishment he was by no means free from worldly views, though it would be inaccurate to represent these as his only motive. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Rudyard Kipling I say in due time because ages, like individuals, do not always appreciate the merits of a record that purports to represent them. A Book of Words by Rudyard Kipling [1928]

The mater went to represent Mrs. Coney, who was godmother. Mrs. Todhetley’s Earrings by Ellen Wood [1873]

They had laboured to represent me as a possessed being beyond their walls, and to make me appear as one within them. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

W. H. Hudson Such a case would represent our condition with regard to even the strongest and most familiar smells. Idle Days in Patagonia by W. H. Hudson

Baldwin Spencer The three series of circles (a) represent Unjiamba or Hakea trees, while the circles of spots (b) represent the tracks of the men dancing round them. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

George Gissing He saw that the problems before him were indeed far more difficult than he had been wont to represent them to his own mind. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

H. G. Wells I know your songs, Kahn, your half-mystical songs, in which you represent this old hard world dissolving into a luminous haze of love — sexual love. The World Set Free by H. G. Wells [1914]

Walter Scott His armour was ingeniously painted, so as to represent a skeleton; the ribs being constituted by the corselet and its back-piece. Castle Dangerous by Walter Scott [1832]

Willa Cather Perhaps the garage and all it stands for represent the only real development, and have altogether taken the place of things formerly cherished on that spot. Not Under Forty by Willa Cather [1936]

Sir Walter Scott Then would he change the scene, and fancy would at his wish represent Aunt Rachel’s tragedy. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

Olaf Stapledon But further, though we were and are a multitude drawn from a multitude of spheres, we represent only a tiny fraction of the diversity of the whole cosmos. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

In the midst of the spiteful gossip of Christiania she had to traverse her via dolorosa, for it was part of the fun of the journalists to represent this husband and wife as permanently alienated. Henrik Ibsen by Edmund Gosse

Baldwin Spencer These patches were supposed to represent the skulls of slain and eaten men. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Robert Louis Stevenson How to represent this worthily the artist knew not; and yet he was determined to represent it somehow. Lay Morals by Robert Louis Stevenson

Joseph Furphy A sort of Irish pride will probably lead him to represent that he had abundant, though unavailable, resources during the period of his perdition. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

George Gissing If I throw whatever weight I represent into the Liberal scales, I am only helping, like every other Member of Parliament, to maintain the constitutional equilibrium. Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing [1891]

G. K. Chesterton I represent all those grimy and grubby and unpresentable people; I am one of them. The Return of Don Quixote by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

Baldwin Spencer From the wrists, elbows, knees, and ankles lines project ending in knobs, and these represent bones that the spirit has taken from dead men and fastened on itself. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Baldwin Spencer For example, in the Quabarra Ingwurninga inkinja, 1 two men had their bodies decorated with circles of white down which were supposed to represent the skulls of slain and eaten men. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Anthony Trollope Such a house, therefore, will not represent a total expenditure of above 4000 pounds a year. North America by Anthony Trollope

Sigmund Freud They represent paths which are always practicable, whenever a quantum of excitation makes use of them. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

George Meredith They represent your protest, and the admission of your claim. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

George Gissing If you wrote of these things you would represent them as laughable. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

E. Phillips Oppenheim They represent one of the foul inequalities of life which the altruism of the Revolution has planned to extinguish for ever. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

Daniel Defoe Cain. Did you in humble language represent the griefs and anguish which oppress my soul? D. We did, and back their blessing to thee bring. The History of the Devil by Daniel Defoe

John Ruskin Suppose, for instance, that they are bread and fuel, in a cold country, and let a represent the least quantity of bread, and b the least quantity of fuel, which will support a man’s life for a day. Munera Pulveris by John Ruskin

Francis Bacon We represent and imitate all articulate sounds and letters, and the voices and notes of beasts and birds. The New Atlantis by Francis Bacon

E. T. A. Hoffmann Believe me, a man’s whole lifetime is scarce long enough to acquire a knowledge of the True — still less the practical ability to represent it. Signor Formica by E. T. A. Hoffmann [1820]

We are now convinced the paltry little items of information that from time to time he mails abroad cannot possibly represent the sum total of his activities over here. The Master Spy by Arthur Gask [1936]

Henry James He perceived it, indeed — mentally — in the attitude of a small street-boy playing upon his nose with that vulgar gesture which is supposed to represent the elation of successful fraud. Confidence by Henry James [1879]

It was in this way that an Egyptian temple grew from age to age, owing a colonnade to this king and a pylon to that, till it came in time to represent the styles of many periods. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Francis Bacon We represent also all manner of reflections, refractions, and multiplications of visual beams of objects. The New Atlantis by Francis Bacon

Virginia Woolf Well-meaning people had tried to represent these men as whining over every mouthful of their food, as going about their work in fear of their lives. The Common Reader by Virginia Woolf [1925]

Wilkie Collins The person whom I represent is no relation of yours. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

Wilkie Collins The moment you’re back in London, get a lawyer to represent us — the sharpest fellow that can be had for money. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

H.P. Lovecraft I could, for example, find no pictures to represent deaths or funeral customs, save such as were related to wars, violence, and plagues; and I wondered at the reticence shown concerning natural death. The Nameless City by H.P. Lovecraft [1921]

An official endeavoured to represent to the inmates the authoritative point of view. A Second Coming by Richard Marsh [1900]

It is intended, I suppose, to represent the three-headed dog, Cerberus — the one that guarded the gates of Pluto’s realm in the old mythology. The Heads of Cerberus by Francis Stevens

Charles Dickens These represent the martyrdoms of saints and early Christians; and such a panorama of horror and butchery no man could imagine in his sleep, though he were to eat a whole pig raw, for supper. Pictures from Italy by Charles Dickens [1846]

Virginia Woolf A stag’s head in plaster was at one end of the table; at the other some Roman bust blackened and reddened to represent Guy Fawkes, whose night it was. Jacob’s Room by Virginia Woolf [1920]

The sudden charm which accidents of light and shade, which moonlight or sunset diffused over a known and familiar landscape appeared to represent the practicability of combining both. Coleridge by H. D. Traill [1884]

H.P. Lovecraft Now that the light was better I studied the pictures more closely and, remembering that the strange reptiles must represent the unknown men, pondered upon the customs of the nameless city. The Nameless City by H.P. Lovecraft [1921]

Wilkie Collins It was his favorite work — the only good likeness (although it did assume to represent a classical subject) of his dead daughter that he possessed. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

George Gissing True, they had only one servant within doors, the woman named Ruth, but she did not represent the whole establishment. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Baldwin Spencer Each man had his arms lifted up and curved round to represent the long horns. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

George Gissing The working classes detest anything that tries to represent their daily life. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

He had built it bluff to represent him to the world. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

George Gissing Perhaps you do represent the coming man. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

H. G. Wells They will believe that precedences represent real superiority, and they will honour what they see honoured, and ignore what they see treated as of no account. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

We took them to represent grains of maize pyramidally piled. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

David Hume This conception implies no contradiction; but still it feels very differently from that conception by which I represent to myself the impulse and the communication of motion from one ball to another. An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding by David Hume

Baldwin Spencer The bodies of the men and women alike (Figs. 14, 15, 16 and 17) were marked with very characteristic cicatrices called miunga which are supposed to represent the barbs of their spears. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Let the letters of the alphabet, a, b, c, d, e, f, g, in their order, represent successive moments of time, and let g represent the particular moment at which the effect Z makes its appearance. Hume by Thomas Henry Huxley [1879]

Henry James I had an immense curiosity to pass it, but I thought it my duty to represent to Miss Tita that if I made the invalid angry she ought perhaps to be spared the sight of me. The Aspern Papers by Henry James [1888]

Asked to describe the Deity, a donkey would represent him with long ears and a tail. Epigrams by Ambrose Bierce

Walter Scott The restlessness of the children had been duly considered; and, therefore, their part of the exhibition had been contrived to represent dumb show, rather than a stationary picture. Saint Ronan’s Well by Walter Scott [1824]

Henry James Besides, they had a simpler civilisation to represent — societies in which the life of man was in action, in passion, in immediate and violent expression. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

Sigmund Freud Quite apart from the symbol of the house, any other suitable object may be employed to represent those parts of the body which excite the dream. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Sigmund Freud But, as H. Sachs has shown by an admirable example, it is also employed to represent marriage (contrast). The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Henry James You can do so in the cruel demands our catastrophe makes of her by con sidering that I represent her. The Other House by Henry James [1896]

Sir Walter Scott His barber’s shop projected its long and mysterious pole into Fleet Street, painted party-coloured-wise, to represent the ribbons with which, in elder times, that ensign was garnished. The Fortunes of Nigel by Sir Walter Scott [1822]

F. Scott Fitzgerald The people I represent are more than satisfied with what I’ve done, and I’m bringing my sister over from Burlington to keep house for me, and I want awfully to have Honoria too. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

Henry James They represent a great deal of goodwill, but they represent little else. The American by Henry James [1877]

Henry James Pansy only gazed at her, evidently much puzzled; and Isabel, taking advantage of it, began to represent to her the wretched consequences of disobeying her father. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Arthur Conan Doyle Should I bring it to a successful conclusion, it will certainly represent the crowning glory of my career. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

Thomas Hobbes But they that gave not their vote are therefore innocent, because the assembly cannot represent any man in things unwarranted by their letters, and consequently are not involved in their votes. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

D.H. Lawrence The Italian has made it represent the whole. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

Arthur Conan Doyle On one side of this is a brass plate with the inscription “Girdlestone and Co., African Merchants,” and above it a curious hieroglyphic supposed to represent a human hand in the act of pointing. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Walter Crane The pictorial artist is free to translate or represent them in his work, controlled solely by the conditions and purpose of his work. Line and Form by Walter Crane [1900]

Baldwin Spencer The remaining specimens represent yams. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Henry Adams They chose men to represent them because they wanted to be well represented, and they chose the best they had. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Olaf Stapledon The marchers, or rather the disorderly stragglers, were persons made up to represent ‘unstereotyped types’ and odd individuals in the present world and in all ages. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

Anthony Trollope The title-deeds represent the property. Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope [1865]

Baldwin Spencer This was supposed to represent the sun itself. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

They represent colors — integral colors in the composition of light — which we are unable to discern. Can Such Things Be? by Ambrose Bierce [1893]

Baldwin Spencer They were supposed to represent turtles feeding, and, while they were doing this, the others came and danced round them. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Anthony Trollope I have a right to suppose that I may be able to represent the county — say in twenty years. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope