Phrases with "sensational"

E. F. Benson A sensational surmise as to the cause of them had dimly occurred to him, but surely it was impossible. Lucia's Progress by E. F. Benson [1935]

G. K. Chesterton Even after the sensational news he had heard inside, the sight was something of a sensation. The Man Who Knew Too Much by G. K. Chesterton

George Gissing Why not try? Give yourself a week to invent a sensational plot, and then a fortnight for the writing. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

When the cycle of change is completed in a single day the changes are, of course, sudden, and mayhap sensational under given circumstances. Last Leaves from Dunk Island by E. J. Banfield

George Meredith Your sensational beings must keep a strong and a good flow of blood in their veins to be always on a level with the occasion which they provoke. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

Jacques Futrelle There she was joined by the Burglar, and then came their sensational flight in the automobile — a 40 horse-power car that moved like the wind. The Chase of the Golden Plate by Jacques Futrelle [1906]

George Gissing A sensational story needn’t be trash. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Alphonse Daudet Tarascon, heroic but too long deprived of sensational shows, had rushed upon Mitaine’s portable theatre, and had taken it by storm. Tartarin of Tarascon by Alphonse Daudet [1872]

G. K. Chesterton He was, that is to say, a man who loved above all things plain and sensational words, open catastrophes, a clear and ringing conclusion to everything. Robert Browning by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

Or perhaps some kind of low grade sensational fiction will survive, produced by a sort of conveyor-belt process that reduces human initiative to the minimum. Collected Essays by George Orwell

George Meredith The sensational immensity touched sublime, short of that spirit of Justice required for the true sublime. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

Think what a sensational headline it would make in the local papers: ‘Infant son of prominent Nonconformist devoured by spotted hyaena. The Chronicles of Clovis by Saki

Potressov, in the Menshevik Dien (Day), published a sensational story, accompanied by a map, which professed to reveal the secret Bolshevik plan of campaign. Ten Days That Shook the World by John Reed

G. K. Chesterton He might have been so to his grave, and carried unuttered into the darkness a treasure of new and sensational song. The Napoleon of Notting Hill by G. K. Chesterton

Sinclair Lewis The interior was of black and white and crimson tiles, with a sensational ceiling of burnished gold, and a fountain in which a massive nymph forever emptied a scarlet cornucopia. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

The conventional phrases about ‘sacrifices’ he disliked as much as he did the sensational appeals to which the public had been habituated in missionary meetings. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

And would look, with a grin of pleasure, at the placards announcing a sensational disappearance. Many Dimensions by Charles Williams [1931]

G. K. Chesterton It was on one of these visits that the incident occurred, which led me to take the liberty of putting him, or rather part of him, into a string of sensational stories. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

Julian Hawthorne It would be a ghastly fate to fall in there, nowadays, and have one’s skeleton fished out again the following year, perhaps, and a sensational paragraph in the newspapers. Mrs. Gainsborough’s Diamonds by Julian Hawthorne

G. K. Chesterton I suggest Comrade Saturday, Dr. Bull.” They all stared at him; then they all started in their seats, for the next words, though not loud, had a living and sensational emphasis. The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton

E. Phillips Oppenheim A month ago there was a sensational article in a financial paper absolutely discrediting the mine. The Amazing Partnership by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1914]

Their turn consisted of an eccentric gymnastic display, culminating in a sensational drop by Diabolo from a trapeze fixed in the flies to a floating trapeze on the stage. Limehouse Nights by Thomas Burke

I shall publish sensational articles describing the invention in the London and Brussels papers. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

George Gissing And why not a glaringly artificial story with a sensational title? It could not be worse than what he had last written. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Then he said: ‘Mr Grant, don’t think I’m being dramatic or — or sensational or silly, but you don’t think, do you, that Bill could have been bumped off?’ ‘He could have been, of course. The Singing Sands by Josephine Tey [1952]

G. K. Chesterton Now Byron had a sensational popularity, and that popularity was, as far as words and explanations go, founded upon his pessimism. Varied Types by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

Carlyle often speaks, sometimes slightingly, of Miss Jewsbury, as a sensational novelist and admirer of George Sand, but he appreciated her genuine worth. Carlyle by John Nichol [1892]

Anthony Trollope There are sensational novels and anti-sensational, sensational novelists and anti-sensational, sensational readers and anti-sensational. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

George Meredith That is why I warn you of being most unfortunate if you are a sensational whipster. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Bergson remands us to intuition or sensational experience for the understanding of how life makes itself go. A Pluralistic Universe by William James [1909]

Because, between the flyaway hats of two bright sensationalists, he could see a man’s calm face which was much more sensational than anything in that building. A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey [1936]

George Meredith She was in the state of sensational delusion. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

H. G. Wells The entertainment of this eastern London was jingle, its religion clap-trap, its reading feeble and sensational rubbish without kindliness or breadth. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

Arthur Machen As a matter of fact the men at the bar were talking about a recent and sensational cat burglar; but every such word was doom to this wretch. Holy Terrors by Arthur Machen

Arthur Machen He was like a man reading The Moonstone, or some such sensational novel, and unable to put the book down till he had read to the very last page and found out the secret. Holy Terrors by Arthur Machen

John Galsworthy One knew that, without coroners’ inquests, there would often be no published enquiry at all into sensational death; and never two enquiries. Maid in Waiting by John Galsworthy

G. K. Chesterton It represents a tribute to the Christian religion more sensational than the breaking of seals or the falling of stars. Varied Types by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

Truth here is a relation, not of our ideas to non-human realities, but of conceptual parts of our experience to sensational parts. The Meaning of Truth by William James

James Anthony Froude The wicked man’s career is not brought to the abrupt or sensational issues so much in favour with ordinary didactic tale-writers. Bunyan by James Anthony Froude [1880]

But all that was raked up now, as sauce for the news of Moore’s sensational death, and having acquired a certain personal interest in spiritualism, I read it. Serapion by Francis Stevens

The rôle she had played so long and so well now demanded a sensational finale in the centre of the stage. The Pleasure-Pilgrim by Ella D'Arcy [1895]

George Gissing Talk was rife on the subject of Mutimer’s dismissal from Longwood Brothers’, and the sensational rumour which followed so quickly found an atmosphere well prepared for its transmission. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

His father, with bent head, was smoking a long pipe; Stephen sat at the table, reading the sensational police reports in a low weekly newspaper. Sandstone Torr by Ellen Wood [1874]

G. K. Chesterton He committed a great many crimes vicariously in his books; and delivered batches of corpses to his publishers in the style required of all writers of sensational romance. Robert Louis Stevenson by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

G. K. Chesterton In the latter he seldom went beyond the sensationalpasting up seditious placards, tearing down official placards, making flamboyant speeches, or unfurling forbidden flags. The Man Who Knew Too Much by G. K. Chesterton

Something sensational and real had at last come into his life; no longer was it a grey, colourless record. Beasts and Super-Beasts by Saki

I had the pleasures that were designed for you—the ball-dress, the dances, the fair words, the music of the opera, the courtship, the excitement of the regatta, the reading of sensational novels. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

He was not one of those saints who are marked out by their phenomenal piety from childhood onwards, nor one of the other kind who forsake the world after sensational debaucheries. Collected Essays by George Orwell

We wiped their eyes a bit, anyhow, although, of course, we couldn’t make out it was a case of sensational murder when it was, so undoubtedly, only one of not very interesting suicide. His Prey was Man by Arthur Gask [1942]

Sinclair Lewis Huh! If they only could understand it, trouble is I can’t be sensational enough! Still, I try, I try, and — Look here. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

George Meredith For our world is all but a sensational world at present, in maternal travail of a soberer, a braver, a brighter-eyed. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

But, of late, sensational events had concentrated themselves in England, so Dan hoped that his friend would be on the spot. The Mystery Queen by Fergus Hume

An attempt upon a crowned head or on a president is sensational enough in a way, but not so much as it used to be. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

Mr Theodore Wopples used to send his agent ahead to engage the theatre — or more often a hallbill the town, and publish sensational little notices in the local papers. Madame Midas by Fergus Hume

George Gissing The sensational title suggested nothing, or only ragged shapes of incomplete humanity that fluttered mockingly when he strove to fix them. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

F. Scott Fitzgerald The stage designer on his part wanted to make the whole valley a series of tricks and sensational effects — a state of things that the Washingtons would soon have grown tired of. Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

What do you think of it now, Melick? Do you still think it a sensational novel?” “Partly so,” said Melick; “but it would be nearer the mark to call it a satirical romance. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

F. Scott Fitzgerald You’ve got to be sensational to get attention. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

One may hope, indeed, that this last circumstance is to be rejected as sensational legend, but even without it the story of Sterne’s death seems sad enough, no doubt. Sterne by H. D. Traill [1882]

Few sensational experiences were unknown to his too-impressionable mind, and he knew the animation of railway travelling. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

Long enough continued it will even produce that permanent insensibility which we call numbness, and a little longer, muscular as well as sensational paralysis. Green Tea by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Arthur Machen A sensational “story” appeared in the paper and then the landlord of the house sued everybody concerned for heavy damages. Dreads and Drolls by Arthur Machen

Going, it cost us four days to struggle up from Assûan to Mahatta; returning, we slid down—thanks to our old friend the Sheykh of the Cataract—in one short, sensational half hour. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Edith Wharton From this situation she sought no sensational escape. Here and Beyond by Edith Wharton [1926]

G. K. Chesterton But although the main black square was the same, though travelling faster, there was now one sensational difference which they could see clearly upon the slope of the hill, as if upon a slanted map. The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton

Before a writ of ejection could be enforced, however, a sensational cause for summary proceedings arose. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

G. K. Chesterton To Alfred a steamboat would be a new and sensational sea-dragon, and the penny postage a miracle achieved by the despotism of a demi-god. Varied Types by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

But before that time came another event happened which astonished everyone, and which made the final phase of the green mummy crime even more sensational than it had been. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

Ivan Turgenev There was with him a fellow called Puzyritsin, a former student who had never taken his degree, one of those authors of sensational novels of the so-called ‘Moscow’ or ‘grey’ school. The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other stories by Ivan Turgenev

Edith Wharton Amherst, however, felt no sensational resentment at the contrast. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

And a tendency to return to this naive, sensational method of appeal is unmistakable in the upper-class churches of today. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

Arthur Conan Doyle Heavy-game shots liked to be in a position to cap the tales of their rivals, and journalists were not averse from sensational coups, even when imagination had to aid fact in the process. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

I have watched sensational horse-races and prize-fights in my time, but I have never seen anything more exciting than the finish of that contest. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

George Gissing There ought always to be one strongly sensational item — we won’t call it article. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Sinclair Lewis A sensational event was changing from the brown suit to the gray the contents of his pockets. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

Algernon Blackwood The purpose, however, of these notes is not to furnish a sensational story of various patients whom he studied, healed, or failed to heal. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

It was the midday edition of the Daily Cry, and its contents were sensational enough to have aroused feelings of excitement in anybody. The Hangman’s Knot by Arthur Gask [1935]

D.H. Lawrence Beyond the Brenner, I have only seen vulgar or sensational crucifixes. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

H.P. Lovecraft We were not too specific with the public about our objects, since the whole matter would have lent itself unpleasantly to sensational and jocose treatment by the cheaper newspapers. The Shadow Out of Time by H.P. Lovecraft [1935]

George Meredith Gower measured the height with sensational shanks. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Edith Wharton Her name was known round the world to the echoes of palace-hotels, and was a sure key to sensational first-nights, theatrical or pugilistic. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

Arthur Conan Doyle You slur over work of the utmost finesse and delicacy, in order to dwell upon sensational details which may excite, but cannot possibly instruct, the reader. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

What was gentle exercise to Christmas was quite sensational to us. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

George Meredith Her head was acute to work in the direction of the casuistries and the sensational webs and films. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

She noticed, too, that when he went on in this exaggerated sensational strain Jennifer’s lips stiffened and her eyes were scornful. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Arthur Conan Doyle While the script was in the hands of the printer there came an epilogue of the most unexpected and sensational description. The Maracot Deep by Arthur Conan Doyle [1929]

He had acquired the taste originally from much reading of sensational fiction, and it had been fostered by the circumstances of his life. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

John Galsworthy All the same she was fully conscious of inconsistency; for to herself such a sensational departure would not be possible. Maid in Waiting by John Galsworthy

Arthur Machen There was nothing sensational about the placard; and the statement “Last seen going in the direction of King’s Cross” was not a very promising clue for the amateur detective. The Islington Mystery by Arthur Machen

Ford Madox Ford I told her yesterday there weren’t any war babies to speak of, and she’s upset because she won’t be able to make a sensational article. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

Thomas Wolfe It had been a sensational case which fairly reeked. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]