Phrases with "represented"

Samuel Johnson In the conversation the author’s age was asked; and being represented as advanced in life, “He will,” said the critic, “be buried in woollen. Lives of the Poets by Samuel Johnson

He represented England at Madrid, Washington (where he concluded the Bulwer–Clayton Treaty), Florence, Bucharest, and Constantinople, and was raised to the peerage in 1871. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

Easy, comparatively, is it to lay out on virgin soil the plan of a magnificent city, such as represented on our Diagram 5. Garden Cities of To-morrow by Ebenezer Howard

John Donne A glass is not the less brittle, because a king’s face is represented in it; nor a king the less brittle, because God is represented in him. Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions and severall steps in my Sicknes by John Donne

Henry James If she knew little of what they represented she knew still less of anything else. The Aspern Papers by Henry James [1888]

Olaf Stapledon Reforms distasteful to the authorities could be shelved if they could be represented as inimical to the national radio-system. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

He represented the expedient as alike dishonest and ruinous. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Daniel Defoe The word eternity represented itself with all its incomprehensible additions, and I had such extended notions of it, that I know not how to express them. The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe [1683]

Walter Scott By the sea-shore, nymphs were seen dancing, and shepherds piping, or beating the tambourine to their steps, as represented in some groups of ancient statuary. Count Robert of Paris by Walter Scott [1832]

They represented me as a wretch, devoid of all respect for my parents, as one without religion, an adventurer in the world, and the companion of lûties and wandering dervishes. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier

There are writers, administrators, soldiers, and artists in Bohemia; every faculty, every kind of brain is represented there. A Prince of Bohemia by Honoré de Balzac [1840]

The affinities of all the beings of the same class have sometimes been represented by a great tree. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

Tobias Smolle She represented the villain as a wretch altogether unworthy of his attention. The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom by Tobias Smolle

Henry James She explained that they had come in on the persuasion of the butler, who had represented the return of the Princess as imminent, and who then had administered tea without waiting for this event. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

Henry James She watched her indications as if for herself also much depended on them — Pansy already so represented part of the service she could render, part of the responsibility she could face. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

D. H. Lawrence He at any rate represented to the child the real world, where kings and lords and princes moved and fulfilled their shining lives, whilst queens and ladies and princesses upheld the noble order. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

William Henry Bragg It may be that the ionising effects of a single α particle reach a maximum at a certain speed corresponding to a point on the path represented by B, Fig. 14, after which they decline. Studies in Radioactivity by William Henry Bragg [1912]

Anatole France She represented to herself incessantly the same ideas, repeated to herself the same words. The Red Lily by Anatole France [1894]

Maria Edgeworth This was doubted, especially by Helen, who had watched his countenance, and had represented her doubts and her reasons for them to Lady Davenant, but she was not convinced. Helen by Maria Edgeworth

Guy de Maupassan A colleague of Monsieur Carre-Lamadon in the General Council, Count Hubert represented the Orleanist party in his department. Boule de Suif by Guy de Maupassan

Samuel Johnson These caves were represented to us as the cabins of the first rude inhabitants, of which, however, I am by no means persuaded. A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson

Henry James He set himself the task of appearing very American, in order that his appreciation of everything Mr. Searle represented might seem purely disinterested. A Passionate Pilgrim by Henry James [1871]

In short, he represented everything that we had been fighting against during the past five years. Collected Essays by George Orwell

Sigmund Freud The present is the tense in which the wish is represented as fulfilled. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Charles Dudley Warner It was the conception of Murillo, represented by Madame A——. Washington Irving by Charles Dudley Warner

It represented a woman, considerably larger, I thought, than the life. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

Each knew the London of his time as few men knew it; and each represented it intimately and in elaborate detail. Ben Jonson by Felix E. Schelling

Sigmund Freud That which is obviously the essential content of the dream-thoughts need not be represented at all in the dream. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Edgar Allan Poe I represented to the captain that we might easily make this group on our return, and winter here in the event of being blocked up by the ice. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe

D. H. Lawrence Apart from this, he represented the great, established, extant Idea of life, and as this he was important and beyond question. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Leon Trotsky The younger daughter, with her hands raised, represented Night, against the background of a large black shawl sprinkled with stars made from silver paper. My Life by Leon Trotsky

H. G. Wells At that time only about a third of the States were actually represented by Congressmen in the Assembly. The rest had found it either too expensive or unnecessary to send delegates. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

George Meredith He represented to you one who was rehearsing a part he wished to act before the world, and was not aware that he took the world into his confidence. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

Anthony Trollope He was quite willing to believe that his client was as base as Mr Apjohn represented him to be; but he was not willing to believe that Mr Cheekey was as powerful as had been assumed. Cousin Henry by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Henry Fielding We have already partly seen in what light Booth had been represented to the doctor abroad. Amelia by Henry Fielding

Her contract with existence, as represented by that man standing over there, was at an end. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

William Godwin He represented to them how intolerable was the despotism of this pretended philosopher. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

George Gissing So he put it safely in his pocket-book, and hastened to catch the train, taking with him the paper of sandwiches which represented his dinner. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

William Godwin He is represented by Pliny as one of the most superstitious of mortals. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

Walter Besant That is why, in the ancient temples, Fear is represented and painted with a lion’s head. Dorothy Forster by Walter Besant [1884]

Jules Verne I represented to him the hopelessness of his attempt, and tried to reconcile him by telling him that if they liked the food they had a right to it. The Survivors of the Chancellor by Jules Verne [1875]

Sidney Colvin In it Apollo is represented as convoking the contemporary British poets, or pretenders to the poetical title, to a session, or rather to a supper. Keats by Sidney Colvin [1887]

Jeremy Bentham It may in some cases also be represented by the word daintiness. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

Olaf Stapledon Let the causal connections be represented by arrows. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

The cardinal had little notes thrown over in which he represented to the Rochellais how unjust, selfish, and barbarous was the conduct of their leaders. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Leon Trotsky Moscow represented the landowners and merchants, Petrograd the military and the officials. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Henry James But with his fine parts he rated himself high, and he had a perfectly definite appreciation of his value, which seemed to him inadequately represented by the sum I have mentioned. Washington Square by Henry James [1880]

The devil in The Monk is represented as being of enormous stature, and much of the horror excited by the man-monster that Frankenstein created arises from the creature’s superhuman size. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Anthony Trollope The seat is there in order that the people of Silverbridge may be represented in Parliament.’ ‘Let them get somebody else. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Jane Austen She represented to her sister as forcibly as possible what she felt on the subject, and had soon the pleasure of seeing its happy effect. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen [1813]

Henry Adams He was a great soldier, and the soldier always represented order. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Baldwin Spencer The large disc represented on Plate XXXI. was carried by a woman during the last series of mourning ceremonies that I saw on Bathurst Island in December, 1912. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

George Gissing And it was not only the individuals that impressed her thus; these two represented life and the world. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

The Bibbulmun race was represented by some thirty or forty stragglers, and these would gladly have gone back to their own various grounds; but their health and sight had failed. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

Engravings of the first and latest president of the country represented hung against the wall. Cabbages and Kings by O. Henry [1904]

She was all alone; but this gave her no discomfort; she herself represented three or four persons in turn with comical earnestness and gravity. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

John Galsworthy The long, lugubrious folds in his cheeks relaxed somewhat after seeing him, especially as he now perceived that Soames alone was represented by silk. The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

Sigmund Freud The common element of this interpretation with that represented above may be found in the fact that in both cases (castration-birth) there is a question of removing a part from the whole body. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

George Gissing Duty so represented cannot maintain its sanction when the wounds of nature grow towards healing. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

G. K. Chesterton King John would be represented in a modern play or novel as a kind of degenerate; a shifty-eyed moral maniac with a twist in his soul’s backbone and green blood in his veins. A Miscellany of Men by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

Walter Scott The sketch, which was cleverly executed, to use the appropriate phrase, represented an ancient hall, fitted up and furnished in what we now call the taste of Queen Elizabeth’s age. The Bride of Lammermoor by Walter Scott [1819]

Morgan Robertson It represented many an hour’s work of the watch-below, lovingly bestowed by the crew of the Peerless; for the crippled Rowland could not sew. The Wreck of the Titan by Morgan Robertson

Baldwin Spencer In Figs. 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11 a distinct form of armlet is represented which is worn by almost every man and youth. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Leon Trotsky The official syndicalism, represented by the president of the Confédération Générale, Jouhaux, faded away in twenty-four hours. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Before this period, he represented the people. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

George Gissing Not that Miss Elvan represented herself as happy. Will Warburton by George Gissing [1903]

Wilkie Collins My mother now represented the one interest that held me nobly and endearingly to life. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

What represents and what is represented is here numerically the same; but we must remember that no dualism of being represented and representing resides in the experience per se. Essays in Radical Empiricism by William James

Baldwin Spencer On the way back to is camp he is supposed to have met the kangaroo, and is represented running along with his spear-thrower, called paliati, from which he has just hurled his spear. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Anthony Trollope He thought that the condition of his affairs might be so represented that the story should tend rather to win her heart toward him than to turn it away. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Thomas Hardy Swetman took him in, not without a suspicion that this man represented in some way Monmouth’s cause, to which he was not unfriendly in his secret heart. A Changed Man by Thomas Hardy [1913]

Andrew Lang The ‘scry’ of January 23 represented his ship in the Suez Canal. He was, as his letter shows, in quarantine at Suez, at Moses’s Wells, from January 25 to January 26. The Making of Religion by Andrew Lang

However, death has now visited Miss Stisted696 as well as Lady Burton, and the commotion made by the falling of the stone into the pool is at this distance represented only by the faintest of circles. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

Henry James The state of being “engaged” represented to him the introduction to this precinct of some young woman with whom his outside parley would have had the duration, distinctly, of his own convenience. Julia Bride by Henry James [1908]

The palings are represented as if lying flat, and are worked in gold cord with flat strips of silver, on yellow satin appliqué. English Embroidered Bookbindings by Cyril Davenport [1899]

William Henry Bragg The pillar which supports the plate QQ passes through a glass plate represented by the dotted area, and all joints are made airtight by the use of india-rubber washers. Studies in Radioactivity by William Henry Bragg [1912]

Sigmund Freud Conditionality in the dream-thoughts is represented by simultaneity in the dream-content (wenn or wann = if or when, while). The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

H. G. Wells The record of the next seventy or eighty years is represented only by an untidy mass of notes in the perfectly abominable private shorthand Raven used. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Arthur Machen The answer would have been that I had neither five shillings nor five pence a week; but one did not answer Mr. James of Lansoar. I am heartily sorry that the class which he represented has perished. Far Off Things by Arthur Machen [1922]

He is represented by contemporary writers to have given promise of many good qualities, though, unhappily, he was not placed in a situation favorable for their development. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Theodore Dreiser The firm of Haeckelheimer, Gotloeb & Co. represented a controlling interest in some of the principal railways and banks in America. Their favor was not to be held in light esteem. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Theodore Dreiser He was never a personal factor in the affairs of The United Carriage Company, preferring to be represented by counsel — Mr. Dwight L. Watson, but he took a keen interest in its affairs. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

Edith Wharton The boat-house represented one of Stilling’s abandoned whims. The Choice by Edith Wharton [1916]

It represented a lady of sunny, oriental complexion, and features the most noble that it is possible to conceive. The Avenger by Thomas de Quincey

Olaf Stapledon It might even be represented as a kind of victory for the empires, since they recovered much territory that had at first been lost to the rebels. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

Then he made me swear upon the ashes of our masters, to serve royalty, represented by you—incarnate in you, sire—to serve it in word, in thought, and in action. Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Henry James She wasn’t, the mourning niece, in her first youth, and her vanished freshness had left something behind that, for Stransom, represented the proof it had been tragically sacrificed. The Altar of the Dead by Henry James [1895]

At first they project straight up; but soon diverging, spontaneously curl downwards so as to become symmetrically and elegantly hooked, as represented in the diagram. The Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants by Charles Darwin

And your children, madame? Oh! I’ve had three since last summer!” So she rattled on, never ceasing her curtseying to the round table, which doubtless represented the lady she was visiting. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

Baldwin Spencer The large Waninga represented an old man kangaroo and the small one his son. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Nathaniel Hawthorne The being here represented is endowed with no principle of virtue, and would be incapable of comprehending such; but he would be true and honest by dint of his simplicity. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

That part of it represented by the fabulous collections was still being protected by the police. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

Edith Wharton Alfieri, at any rate, represented to the younger lad the seer who held in his hands the keys of knowledge and beauty. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

Sir Walter Scott For such were the perfections of his form and mien, that Leicester was always supposed to be seen to the greatest advantage in the character and dress which for the time he represented or wore. Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott [1821]

Maria Edgeworth The widow had represented him as being a faithful friend, and the two children of his deceased master were fond of him. Harrington by Maria Edgeworth

Besides, the family was well represented by Minnie and Loetitia, who when the weather was fine, never missed morning service. At Twickenham by Ella D'Arcy [1897]

But, when singing began they came into their own, for they represented the novel. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Baldwin Spencer This is represented by the specimens illustrated in Plate XXII., Figs. 2 and 5, Plate XXII., Figs. 1 and 2, Plate XXIV., Figs. 3. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

The whole room represented a bizarre appearance, flamboyant and rather tropical in looks. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

Baldwin Spencer One of the smallest of these bark baskets is represented in Fig. 4. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

She said the entrance was very narrow, and, she thought, lower than I represented it; for she could scarce discern any space between the surface of the water and the arch-way of the rock. Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins by Robert Paltock [1751]

Baldwin Spencer The natives say that the idea of attacking another party, as represented in the first incident, is connected with eating the men who were killed. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

William Henry Bragg Lenard considered that the strength of a stream of electrons (Lenard rays) radiating from a source of small dimensions could be represented at a distance r from the origin by the formula Ae−λr/r2. Studies in Radioactivity by William Henry Bragg [1912]

Leslie Stephen His mind, however, as represented by his talk, was in full vigour. Samuel Johnson by Leslie Stephen [1878]

Charles Dickens I represented myself as being surely worthy of some little confidence from him, in return for the confidence I had just now imparted. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

Ford Madox Ford I don’t know why the getting back of Edward should have represented to her a victory for all wives, for Society and for her Church. Or, maybe, I have a glimmering of it. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

Victor Hugo The scene of the Green Box represented a landscape painted by Ursus; and as he did not know how to paint, it represented a cavern just as well as a landscape. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Baldwin Spencer The intermarrying sub-classes and those of the children represented in the following table. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Arnold Bennett And certainly, at the period when Mrs. Baines represented modernity, castor-oil was still the remedy of remedies. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

George Gissing Social, political, religious,—under these three heads the volumes classed themselves, and each class was represented by productions of the ‘extreme’ school. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

H. Rider Haggard It was a gallant throw, and even the “ranks of Tusculum” as represented by the slave-drivers “could scarce forbear to cheer. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

The rifle was recovered; but Blue Shirt, recognising that it represented victory, struggled for it determinedly. Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield

Inside there was more blue; the paper, in imitation of a Pompadour chintz, represented a trellis overgrown with morning-glories. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

It represented a world of grace and simplicity æons removed from the turbid present. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

Thus, half or three-fourths of a plume, or of a purse, represented that proportion of their respective sums, and so on. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Other poets have represented men taken by this passion uncontrollably and immoderately. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

The most obvious part of the theme is that which is represented in the title, the study of the Faun’s nature; and this embraces the whole question of sin and crime, their origin and distinction. A Study of Hawthorne by G. P. Lathrop [1876]

Theodore Dreiser She had been dominated by distress and the enthusiastic forces of relief which Drouet represented at an opportune moment when she yielded to him. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Baldwin Spencer This group at the present time is represented by exactly forty individuals (men, women, and children), and the area of which they are recognised as the proprietors extends over about 100 square miles. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Sigmund Freud The two are diametrically opposed to each other, and their similar yet contrasting elements have been represented by identical dream-elements. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

F. Scott Fitzgerald No; boxes, orchestra-circle, principals, and chorus be represented by the medley of faces and voices that sway to the plaintive African rhythm of Dyer’s dance orchestra. Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The moment of silence which followed this vehement outbreak represented for him who had spoken, and for him who had listened, ages of suffering. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Olaf Stapledon The former type may be represented by a wheel with axle and spokes, the latter by a net. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

T. H. Huxley Their names are the Carrier, the Pouter, the Fantail, and the Tumbler. In the large diagrams they are each represented in their relative sizes to each other. Essays by T. H. Huxley

Wilkie Collins I have five of these journals now before me, represented by one sample copy, bought hap-hazard, of each. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

Baldwin Spencer In contrast to this, one particular group of “plum-tree” people is only, at the present day, represented by one solitary individual, and he is the proprietor of only a few square miles. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Watkin Tench The tumultuous state of our minds represented her in danger; and we were in agony. A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson by Watkin Tench

Andrew Lang He is almost too revered to be named (except in mythology) and is not to be represented by idols. The Making of Religion by Andrew Lang

Anthony Trollope Having come to that decision, which he represented as unchangeable, he was willing, he said, to do anything which she might demand for her future satisfaction and comfort. Kept in the Dark by Anthony Trollope [1882]

The figure apparently represented three ellipses, each of which averaged 3 hrs. The Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants by Charles Darwin

Baldwin Spencer At Irulchirtna they made quabara undattha, carrying Churinga on their heads, as shown during one of the Engwura ceremonies which represented one of those performed during this march. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Great Britain was at this time represented at the Court of Hanover by a Mission which was from 1709 in charge of the Secretary, J. D’Alais, except when Special Missions were dispatched. The Life and Letters of John Gay by Lewis Melville

Wilkie Collins I seldom ventured, at domestic consultations, on giving my opinion unasked — but the new groom represented a subject in which I felt a strong personal interest. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

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

E. Phillips Oppenheim It represented to him everything he had desired in life. The Lion and the Lamb by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1930]

In the former, therefore, he represented individuals; in the latter, his individuals became types. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

M. R. James It was in vain that Mr. Beasley Robinson represented to him that in five competitions only four lower boys had actually succumbed. Collected Ghost Stories by M. R. James

Rudyard Kipling It represented a flood over rocky ground; two men in a boat were helping two others on a tree half-submerged by the water. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Henry James There was a curtness in it; nevertheless it represented a considerable part of the basis of their new life. The Spoils of Poynton by Henry James [1897]

According to his conception, the first large series represented the broad base of effects, upon which was superposed the second plane of causes, less numerous and more concentrated. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

Jules Verne At another time, almost any wave on any of America’s thousand lakes represented the submarine. The Master of the World by Jules Verne [1904]

D. H. Lawrence Gerald was their high priest, he represented the religion they really felt. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Edith Wharton She represented for him the obstinate stability of old New York in the flux of new experiments. The Children by Edith Wharton [1928]

William Hazlitt He is represented as a liar, a braggart, a coward, a glutton, &c. Characters of Shakespeare’s Plays by William Hazlitt [1817]

Andrew Lang They represented legendary scenes in conformity with the spirit of their own age, and reproduced the arms and implements and costume that they saw around them. Homer and His Age by Andrew Lang

Wilkie Collins It was to no earthly purpose that Mr. Tatt represented this course of proceeding as unprofessional, injudicious, against etiquette, and utterly ruinous, looked at from any point of view. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

Henry James He fixed me for a long time without replying and then spoke with a weak extravagance and with such pauses between his words as might have represented the slow prompting of an inner voice. A Passionate Pilgrim by Henry James [1871]

The president might have been the speaker, and the corps diplomatique represented itself. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

George Gissing The expenditure it represented was trifling, but from a stranger in Sir Job’s position it had something which recalled to so fervent a mind the poetry of Medicean patronage. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

And our patron represented to him that it should in all propriety and justice be restored to us. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

In neither the naturalistic school of fiction, nor the psychological, in so far as the latter is represented by Bourget, has Balzac’s influence been a gain. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

Arnold Bennett She represented no revolt against established custom. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

Maria Edgeworth It was in vain he represented that his affection had not been created, and could not be annihilated, by such trifles; that it rested on the solid basis of esteem. The Modern Griselda by Maria Edgeworth

Henry James He hardly goes with him either, I think, in his extreme predilection for a small number of vague ideas which are represented by such terms as “sphere” and “sympathies. Hawthorne by Henry James [1879]

Anthony Trollope But such a feeling as that above represented was common, and was by no means held as proof that the parties themselves were quarrelsome or malicious. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

Victor Hugo The juxtaposition of Dea added to the indescribable effect produced by Gwynplaine. Her white face by the side of the gnome represented what might have been called divine astonishment. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

It is of no use to talk: happiness is white and pink; it can hardly be represented otherwise. Mademoiselle de Maupin by Théophile Gautier [1835]

The other chair was occupied by the Assistant Secretary. Captain Drake represented an interruption, and was obliged to take a step towards the nearest lamp to read the card. The hesitation of Miss Anderson by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1903]

One might let a vertical line stand for the mental history; but the same object, O, appears also in the mental history of different persons, represented by the other vertical lines. The Meaning of Truth by William James

I felt that it was impossible that this man, with feelings manifestly so tender, could be the wretch that public opinion had represented him to be. The Murdered Cousin by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Margaret Oliphant If he had been let alone, he represented to himself, everything would have been different; but to yield to this perpetual bullying was against every instinct. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

Olaf Stapledon As before, the mental is represented by Greek letters, the bodily by Roman. Arrows of causation connect successive states of the body-mind. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

Theodore Dreiser It was only an average little conscience, a thing which represented the world, her past environment, habit, convention, in a confused way. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Henry James It represented something that no lapse could long quench something that gave out the measureless white ray of a light steadily revolving. The Other House by Henry James [1896]

They preceded the ambassadors, who, four in number, represented in a gorgeous manner the most mythological of the chivalrous kingdoms of the sixteenth century. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

Theodore Dreiser He represented everything he had left. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

It is represented in ancient Indian mythology by the Vritra or Râkshasas. The Book of Were-Wolves by S. Baring-Gould [1865]

Arthur Conan Doyle Many of these poor folk were pushing barrows in front of them, in which a few bedclothes and some cracked utensils represented the whole of their worldly goods. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

Anthony Trollope That on the left represented the misery of helltorment without hope. La Vendée by Anthony Trollope

Henry Kingsley I represented to them that every one was just coming out of the vestry, and that they had better fight it out in the carriage, going home. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

Robert Louis Stevenson This is best seen in portraits where the sitter is represented in some appropriate action: Neil Gow with his fiddle, Doctor Spens shooting an arrow, or Lord Bannatyne hearing a cause. Virginibus Puerisque by Robert Louis Stevenson

Madame Lefevre, reclining in thin elegance on a hard Empire sofa and smoking a yellow cigarette in a green holder, represented a world theatrical; a world of grease-paint, art, and artifice. Miss Pym Disposes by Josephine Tey

George Gissing Mr. Hood’s defect of imagination was illustrated in this matter; he had been somehow led, years ago, to pay a visit to Cleethorpes, and since then that one place represented for him the seaside. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

Baldwin Spencer In the second type, represented by the Warramunga, here is only very seldom any one special ceremony designed to secure the increase of the totemic animal or plant. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

George Gissing He said that it represented an income of eight hundred pounds. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Henry Lawson Germany happened to be represented at the time, Jacob having sought shelter at Tom’s but on his way home from town. While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson

Arnold Bennett It represented the softened manners which had developed out of the old medievalism of the century. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Henry James These represented generally a bunch of dew-sprinkled roses, with the dew-drops very highly finished, or else a wayside shrine, and a peasant woman, with her back turned, kneeling before it. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He represented different things. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

He was the last person by whom she would like to be pitied, and her letters had represented Serge as repentant and full of good feeling. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

D. H. Lawrence But he represented them very essentially, they were far behind, out of date, squabbling for their material equality. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Wilkie Collins The scene in the drawing-room represented the ideal of domestic comfort. Miss or Mrs? by Wilkie Collins [1871]

Edgar Allan Poe We thus gain another letter, r, represented by (, with the words ‘the tree’ in juxtaposition. The Gold-Bug by Edgar Allan Poe

Theodore Dreiser It is probable that Carrie represented a better order of woman than had ever attracted him before. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Henry James Rosy spoke as if her brother represented the Camberwell district in the House of Commons and she had discovered that a parliamentary career lowered the moral tone. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

Nathaniel Hawthorne One of the sketches represented the daughter of Herodias receiving the head of John the Baptist in a charger. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

Walter Scott Sometimes they were represented as leading a life of constant restlessness, and wandering by moon-light. The Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border by Walter Scott [1802-1803]

Walter Scott In Michael Angelo’s Last Judgment he is represented as holding his skin in his hand 41 Charlemagne (742?-814): King of the Franks and crowned Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire in 800. Quentin Durward by Walter Scott [1823]

Baldwin Spencer The roots of the tree, represented by the Churinga and head-dress, were in this instance indicated by a large number of strings hanging down from the head-dress all round the body. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

They represented to the governor, that, if the conduct of their comrade was rash, it was at least in the service of the Crown, and in prosecuting the great work of discovery. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

But there are things which have no type in the material world; abstract ideas, which can only be represented by visible objects supposed to have some quality analogous to the idea intended. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

But no letters can convey the sustained shrillness of the long, penetrating note represented by the first syllable, nor the weird, die-away wail of the second. A Bride from the Bush by E. W. Hornung [1890]

William Henry Bragg When the value of the ionisation current was plotted against the distance, it appeared that the relation between the two was represented nearly by a straight line from about 6. Studies in Radioactivity by William Henry Bragg [1912]

I thought it represented a very handsome and very individual-looking female face, with, as he had once said, “straight and harmonious features. The Professor by Charlotte Bronte [1857]

It is needless to say, then, that all the substantial and permanent literature of the profession should be represented upon our shelves. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

G. K. Chesterton Its jagged mountains represented temperatures; or at least climates. Robert Louis Stevenson by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

Suleiman is represented as reading the Koran, in the character of a devout and good man. Travels in Morocco by James Richardson

H. G. Wells It was true as Query had said that the piled MSS before him represented a sure success. Star-Begotten by H. G. Wells [1937]

H. G. Wells Women, he thought, had not been well represented in this chance expedition, just one waster and one ineffective. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

George Gissing Not that he felt himself sentimentally drawn to her; but she represented an opportunity which it annoyed him to feel that he would not, if he chose, be permitted to grasp. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]