Phrases with "saddest"

Charles Dickens The saddest tomb I saw there was ‘The Strangers’ Grave. Dedicated to the different hotels in this city. American Notes for General Circulation by Charles Dickens [1842]

It was the saddest and most awful evening that had come since my beloved father’s death. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Elizabeth Gaskell Good-bye, Margaret — Margaret!’ ‘The saddest birds a season find to sing. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

Of the two realisms Daudet’s is certainly the more genuine, with its lambent humour that glints on even the saddest of his pictures. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

Deeper souls were silent, full of saddest thoughts. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

In the midst of saddest grief I seemed to tread air, while the spirit of good shed round me an ambrosial atmosphere, which blunted the sting of sympathy, and purified the air of sighs. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Henry James I received her in my arms when she came into the world and her first wedding day was the saddest of my life. The American by Henry James [1877]

M. P. Shiel The funeral-train which winds by the sea-shore is ever the saddest of funerals. Shapes in the Fire by M. P. Shiel [1896]

George Gissing To my mind, Arthur, history of religious beliefs has always been at once the saddest and the most interesting of studies. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

George Eliot It was as if Tito had been helped by some diabolical prompter, who had whispered Baldassarre’s saddest secret in the traitor’s ear. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

Anthony Trollope There were many in Killaloe, especially among the elder ladies, who had shaken their heads and expressed the saddest doubts when young Phineas Finn had first become a Parliament man. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Charles turned round and faced his brother, with the saddest smile I ever saw. The Danvers Jewels by Mary Cholmondeley [1886]

The letter was all tenderness: a letter of renunciation and farewell, eloquent with saddest feeling: a letter which to a less imperious nature might have been salvation. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

Some had died there, under the saddest conditions. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

James Payn She expressly desired that until her own return to Mirk, Mary may be sent to Belcomb, where Madame de Castellan is just now in saddest need of her. Mirk Abbey by James Payn [1866]

Nay, it is often in the midst of crowds and confusion that our souls wing their loftiest flights, and the saddest memories return to us. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

George Meredith Dartrey’s temper of the caged lion dominated by his tamer, served as keynote for any amount of saddest colouring. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

Arthur Conan Doyle She would often be lost in deep thought, with the saddest look upon her face. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Robert Louis Stevenson As for poor Knox, his position was the saddest of all. Familiar Studies of Men and Books by Robert Louis Stevenson

W. H. Hudson Once more I went out to seek her; and this was the saddest journey of all, for even the elements were charged with unusual gloom, as if to prepare my mind for some unimaginable calamity. El Ombú by W. H. Hudson [1902]

Do you know, Mark, my boy, that any mention of this self-same Bird recalls at once one of the happiest and at the same time one of the very saddest memories of my life. Cloud the Smiter by Arthur Gask [1926]

It was one of the longest, weariest, saddest hours that ever youth and hope lived through. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Edith Wharton Now it seemed to me that her worn brown face, in its harsh folds of gray hair, was the saddest I had ever looked upon. Here and Beyond by Edith Wharton [1926]

Anthony Trollope Ah, not for nothing were those pegs so twisted and re-twisted — listen, listen! Now alone that saddest of instruments tells its touching tale. The Warden by Anthony Trollope

The saddest part of the business was that they had opened the cage of affection; all their better feelings had taken flight, like so many canaries. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Virginia Woolf Nor were the deaths of young people really the saddest things in life — they were saved so much; they kept so much. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

Wilkie Collins The saddest part of Marie’s sad story now remains to be told. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

Wilkie Collins But let it be remembered, before I approach the saddest part of my sad story, that I was an innocent girl, and that I was at least not to blame. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

Wilkie Collins She turned pale; the soft lines of pleasure in her face hardened, little by little; she regarded me with the saddest look of confusion and distress. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

Love is an occasion for songs; Death but the overburdened father of all our saddest phrases. The Ghost Ship by Richard Middleton

Nathaniel Hawthorne It was the strangest, saddest jest! It brought Middleton up with such a sudden revulsion that he grew dizzy, and the room swam round him and the cabinet dazzled before his eyes. The Ancestral Footstep by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Mark Twain For eighteen long months the storms of war beat upon the helpless town, and left it at last the saddest wreck that ever the sun has looked upon. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Thomas Hardy She had been betrayed by affrighted love into a visit which, now that the emotion instigating it had calmed down under her belief that Fitzpiers was in no danger, was the saddest surprise to her. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

Dora poured out the sleeping draught, looking at him all the while in saddest silence. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

Anthony Trollope Then came the breakfast,—that dullest, saddest hour of all. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Happiest because I nabbed him under circumstances of almost unparalleled difficulty and saddest because I missed only by a hair’s breadth potting all the members of the gang. Cloud the Smiter by Arthur Gask [1926]

This barber was one of Coralio’s saddest dogs, often remaining out of doors as late as eleven, post meridian. Cabbages and Kings by O. Henry [1904]

Geddie went back to his house whistling that finest and saddest love song, “La Golondrina.” At the door his tame monkey leaped down from his shelf, chattering briskly. Cabbages and Kings by O. Henry [1904]

Sigmund Freud This, then, was the breakfast ship, and it is behind this very recollection of the gayest joie de vivre that the dream hides the saddest thoughts of an unknown and mysterious future. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

George Meredith He seemed to her no longer the stationed nobleman, but one of other idle men, and the saddest of young men. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Anthony Trollope And then came a smile over her face — but the saddest smile — as she thought of one with whom it might be pleasant to look at the colour of Italian skies and feel the softness of Italian breezes. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins He remarked that the smile with which she greeted her husband was the faintest and saddest he had seen on her face. The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins [1857]

The saddest time for such a home-coming, Vixen thought. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Rudyard Kipling The saddest thing of all was a letter from The Boy’s mother to the Major and me — with big inky blisters all over the sheet. Plain Tales from the Hills by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

Henry Adams One of these errors was the inclination of the ecliptic; the other was the differentiation of the sexes, and the saddest thought about the last was that it should have been so modern. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Theodore Dreiser She reverted to the things which were best and saddest within the small limit of her experience. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

F. Scott Fitzgerald The saddest thing about women is that, after all, their best trick is to sit down and fold their hands. All the Sad Young Men by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1926]

Edith Wharton But the only people who are never put out are the people who don’t care; and not caring is about the saddest occupation there is. The Spark by Edith Wharton

Arthur Conan Doyle His love for the lady was deep and sincere, and to him the saddest part of all this black business was that he should have been deceived by her. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle [1902]

She was the saddest sight in her parti-coloured rags, the dreadful relics of gaudy fripperies. Tom Ossington’s Ghost by Richard Marsh [1898]

Anthony Trollope He did so with the gravest and saddest of fears, and Mr. Arabin became grave and apparently sad enough as he heard it. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing I give you this counsel in saddest sincerity. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

Arthur Conan Doyle He rode in silence with his chin upon his breast, the greatest and the saddest of men. The Adventures of Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1903]

Nice is at once the saddest and the gayest town. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

I well remember one charming face, but I fear to talk about it — ten years in Africa cannot pass without the saddest changes. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

I stood checked for a moment; awe, not fear, fell upon me; and, whilst I stood, a solemn wind began to blow—the saddest that ear ever heard. Autobiographical Sketches by Thomas De Quincey [1853]

Ford Madox Ford IT is this part of the story that makes me saddest of all. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

Willa Cather An artist’s saddest secrets are those that have to do with his artistry. Youth and the Bright Medusa by Willa Cather [1920]