Phrases with "sense"

Willa Cather Though their pasts were neither long or varied, most of them, like Claude Wheeler, felt a sense of relief at being rid of all they had ever been before and facing something absolutely new. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

Benjamin Disraeli I feel sure this idea of the restoration of Christendom comes from Heaven. It has restored me to myself, and has given me a sense of happiness in this life which I never could contemplate. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

Nathaniel Hawthorne His sense of honor ceases to be the sense of other honorable men. The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

Leslie Stephen Pope’s Ariel is a parody of the ethereal being into whom Shakspeare had refined the ancient fairy; but it is a parody which still preserves a sense of the delicate and graceful. Alexander Pope by Leslie Stephen [1880]

Save in some signal exception, a thing taken out of storage cannot be established in its former function without a sense of its comparative inadequacy. Literature and Life by William Dean Howells

At least, they seemed to testify their sense of his superiority by the respectful homage which they rendered him, as they poured forth the fulness of their gratitude. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Edith Wharton He has the very highest sense of duty. The Descent of Man and other stories by Edith Wharton [1903]

In speech he eschewed his American ways, Denying his nose to the use of his A’s And dulling their edge till the delicate sense Of a babe at their temper could take no offence. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

D.H. Lawrence Her child-like indifference to consequences touched him with a sense of the distance between them. The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence

Henry James His host had won in the open field a great advantage over him, and Goodwood had too strong a sense of fair play to have been moved to underrate him on that account. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

He seems to have the true Englishman’s sense of humor. In the Quarter by Robert W. Chambers

The fact is, people here are busy making money; that is the inducement which led them to come in the first instance, and they show their sense by devoting their energies to the work. A First Year in Canterbury Settlement by Samuel Butler

They would hear a strange, quavering note in the preacher’s voice, catch the sense of a piercing, soul-commanding gleam in his eye — not at all to be resisted. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

H. G. Wells Behind me the colliery gates were open, and there was a sense of help coming to the motor-car from that direction. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

William Hazlitt There is a strong, quick, and deep sense of justice mixed up with the gall and bitterness of his resentment. Characters of Shakespeare’s Plays by William Hazlitt [1817]

Jack London The very sight of the hollows between them gave me a sense of solemn elation, or, rather, to use a better word, of sanctification. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

Henry James There is to be nothing ascetic; there’s just to be a certain little sense of sequestration. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

George Gissing Though he stood in his shirt-sleeves in a bitter wind no sense of cold affected him; his face was beaded with perspiration drawn forth by his futile struggle to climb. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

H. G. Wells If the links of association that reassemble a memory can be temporarily effaced, so can the links that bring a sense of obligation to bear upon a motive. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

There was a sense of metropolitan affluence in the very atmosphere. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

George Elio Quiescence in an easy-chair, under the sense of compound interest perpetually accumulating, has long seemed an ample function to her, and she does her malevolence gently. The Sad Fortunes of the Reverend Amos Barton by George Elio

Virginia Woolf Her vision seemed to lay out the lines of her life until death in a way which satisfied her sense of harmony. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

Gertrude Stein A special sense a very special sense is ludicrous. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

H. G. Wells The reader’s rôle, the prospect of publication, is kept in view chiefly to steady and control these operations, by the pervading sense of a critical observer. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

R. D. Blackmore And blessed as he was with a lively nature, he proceeded happily upon his path in life, notwithstanding a certain ticklish sense of being shot at undesirably. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Frances Hodgson Burnett Somehow it was the sudden memory of the almost comic kicking step which overwhelmed her with the most gruesome sense of awfulness—as if the world had come to an end. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

G. K. Chesterton It gave, not the sense of bright moonshine, but rather of a dead daylight. The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton

G. K. Chesterton He is in the deep sense of a dishonoured word, a Spiritualist if ever there was one. The Victorian Age in Literature by G. K. Chesterton [1913]

Henry Handel Richardson And this was too much for the onlookers, just suited their elephantine sense of humour, already tickled by his un-seamanlike performance on the ladder: one and all burst into a loud guffaw. Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

George Gissing To the journalist his ‘lights’ were indispensable; in no sense of the word did he possess too many of them; so it was clear that he must abdicate his tutorial functions. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

H.P. Lovecraft It comes to me oddly — as a measure of my sense of separation from the normal world — that I did not even once look at my watch during those hideous hours underground. The Shadow Out of Time by H.P. Lovecraft [1935]

He submitted to memory, and in some poignant sense to a primitive remorse, for he was not yet spiritually old enough to repent. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

She would think and reason quite clearly, but be utterly devoid of all social sense and scornful of all ideas of right or wrong. Marauders by Night by Arthur Gask [1951]

Charles Dickens Though almost instantaneous in its passing, it was perfectly clear; so clear that I distinctly, and with a sense of relief, observed the absence of the dead body from the bed. The Trial for Murder by Charles Dickens

M. P. Shiel And at sight of these words such a whirlwind transacted itself in the brain of Hogarth, that he hardly awoke to sense till he found himself in a railway compartment, going northward. The Lord of the Sea by M. P. Shiel [1901]

Edmund Burke Most people must have observed the sort of sense they have had on being swiftly drawn in an easy coach on a smooth turf, with gradual ascents and declivities. On the Sublime and Beautiful by Edmund Burke [1757]

Page upon page in scholastic books go to prove that God is in no sense implicated by his creative act, or involved in his creation. A Pluralistic Universe by William James [1909]

H. G. Wells My sense of the immediate presence of the Morlocks revived at that. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells [1896]

Andrew Lang Perhaps Longfellow first woke me to that later sense of what poetry means, which comes with early manhood. Letters on Literature by Andrew Lang

The hush, the stillness, the mystery of the half-seen forms in the cases around, were all in harmony with the deeply-felt sense of a great deliverance that filled our hearts. The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman [1911]

Rudyard Kipling Isn’t that enough to drive a man mad? I can’t see things correctly now, and I’ve lost my sense of touch. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

George Gissing It was followed by a sense of light-heartedness, which set him walking about, rubbing his hands together, and humming tunes. Will Warburton by George Gissing [1903]

Olaf Stapledon It is a sense of the differences of attainment of the members of one family. Saints and Revolutionaries by Olaf Stapledon

George Meredith But a sense of the distinction between camps and courts restrained the soldier. The Tragic Comedians by George Meredith [1880]

I was riding in advance, absorbed in thought, when I was suddenly roused to a sense of material things by exclamations of astonishment and apprehension from the men behind. The Mirage by Ambrose Bierce

My sense of impending evil was merging into actual fear. Unseen - Unfeared by Francis Stevens

What is now arising is a new kind of planned, centralised society which will be neither capitalist nor, in any accepted sense of the word, democratic. James Burnham and the Managerial Revolution by George Orwell [1946]

Charles Dickens At that crisis, I encountered him; the stubborn sense he evinced of being — not to compromise the expression — a blackguard, I never saw exceeded in the human subject. The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens [1860]

Elizabeth Gaskell He spoke with sense and resignation, and did not say much about it; but one could see that he was feeling it pretty sharply. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

Wilkie Collins I strongly advise you to go at once; for if you wait till the constable comes, I will not answer for it that my sense of duty may not force me into giving you into custody. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

There came over me a sense of sickly faintness, accompanied with acute, lancinating pains in the head and neck. The Coming Race by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1871]

It’s been the ruin of us, our bloody sense of humour. Burmese Days by George Orwell

The death of Maria Herries, so lamentably previous, offered a fine example of their common sense in action. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

I am always glad to have sinners get off, for I like to get off from my own sins; and I have a bad moment from my sense of them whenever another’s have found him out. Literature and Life by William Dean Howells

Whatever was the cause, the effect was dejection and a sense of impending evil; this was especially so in Dr. Mannering’s study, although that room was the lightest and most airy in the house. Can Such Things Be? by Ambrose Bierce [1893]

It was a hard ideal to reach, for the complex mortal tends to rely on all the senses God has given him, so unfitting himself for mechanical exactitude when a sense (eyesight, in my case) fails him. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

Henry James He turned into it with confused feelings, the strongest of which was a sense of release and recreation. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

Willa Cather With a mind over active and a sense of life over strong, she wanted to walk across the roofs in the starlight, to sail over the sea and face at once a world of which she had never been afraid. Youth and the Bright Medusa by Willa Cather [1920]

Henry James I speak of ten minutes, but to tell the truth the young man lost all sense of time. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

No sense of communal life at all. The Dark Cottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1921]

G. K. Chesterton Not too much, of course; it’s a question of a sense of proportion. Four Faultless Felons by G. K. Chesterton [1930]

James Joyce But the sin was there; even his sense of honour told him that reparation must be made for such a sin. Dubliners by James Joyce

My sense of the probability of a collapse intensified. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

H. G. Wells A sense of how we had galled each other, and particularly how I must have galled him, came to me. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

E. Phillips Oppenheim She awoke in the morning refreshed, but still with the sense of carrying an almost intolerable burden of memories. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Some sense of shame seemed to overpower Hervey as he thought that he might have shot the girl, and he replaced the revolver in his pocket with a shrug. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

Nathaniel Hawthorne At length, however, as if to offer his assistance, the man advanced close to her side, and seemed to speak, but in so low a tone, that the sense of what he uttered was lost before it reached the oak. Fanshawe by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1826]

Olaf Stapledon As we have seen, there is a sense in which even Cromwell's bodily shape is constituted by its relations to other volumes. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

Ford Madox Ford Did they fire with a sense of hatred or fun! Hatred probably. A Man Could Stand Up by Ford Madox Ford [1926]

John Galsworthy Had he taken the knock that Val had spoken of? The smoke was blue when he had not puffed, grey when he had; he liked the sensation in his nose, and the sense of equality it gave him. To Let by John Galsworthy

Edith Wharton It filled him with a tender awe, now the danger was over, and made him thank the fates that no personal vanity, no sense of playing a part before sophisticated witnesses, had tempted him to tempt her. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton [1920]

Henry James He wasn’t angry, but he puffed his cigarette sighingly, with the sense of something rare possibly missed. The Lesson of the Master by Henry James [1888]

H. G. Wells They get their sense of mastery in doing something they can do particularly well and in having that mastery recognised. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

The land seemed to sleep peacefully beneath the moon, and yet I had a sense that the peace was an illusion. The Grove of Ashtaroth by John Buchan [1910]

Anthony Trollope She is her own,—and will bestow her hand or refuse to do so as her own sense of what is best for thee may direct her. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

The arm gave him at once a sense of greater physical security, but with the sorb he was obliged to experiment, before he could grasp its function. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

And even if she were indeed Gemma, as she said, and as her remembrance proved, what could he say to her — until he knew? The sense around him of her golden shame stifled him, and kept him mute. Signa by Ouida

G. K. Chesterton Then I looked down and saw something which made me feel that we were far from the world in a sense and to a degree that I cannot easily describe. The Club of Queer Trades by G. K. Chesterton [1905]

Ann Radcliffe The sight of him revived, in all its force, a sense of the misery he inflicted on her beloved Theodore, and a consciousness of the evils which more immediately threatened herself. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

Samuel Johnson It does not appear that he had much sense of the pathetic; and his diffusive and descriptive style produced declamation rather than dialogue. Lives of the Poets by Samuel Johnson

We have a very clear sense of our responsibility to the masses. Unveiling a Parallel by Alice Ilgenfritz Jones and Ella Merchant [1893]

D.H. Lawrence But the mountain-side, rising steeply, seemed near, and above their heads the rocks glowed high into the sky, so that the sense of elevation must have been taken away. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

Benjamin Disraeli His great good nature was not disturbed by a single inconvenient circumstance, and he enjoyed the sense of his adroitness. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

The reputation of Lieut. D’Hubert for good sense and good temper weighed in the balance. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

Edith Wharton The sense of magnanimity was still uppermost when the valet opened the door to announce “Mr. Vyse,” and Betton, a moment later, crossed the threshold of his pleasant library. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

G. K. Chesterton Browning was in this strict sense a strenuous amateur. Robert Browning by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Peter Ruff rose from behind the boulder, stretched himself with a sense of immense relief, and lit a pipe. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

Rudyard Kipling Of course if Quiquern had wanted them, he could have torn it to pieces above their heads, but the sense of a foot-thick snow-wall between themselves and the wicked dark was great comfort. The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling [1895]

Henry James There were reasons enough why Nick should be happy; but it is a singular fact that the leading one was the sense of his having escaped a great and ugly mistake. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

William Hope Hodgson It seemed to come to my ears, now, with a sense of familiarity, and I opened my eyes. The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson

E. F. Benson Hugh has got, so I have always considered, a great talent for telling stories, and that sense of drama which is so necessary for the narrator. The Bus-Conductor by E. F. Benson

John Galsworthy But she can’t speak for nuts; you’re following the sense of her words all the time. The Silver Spoon by John Galsworthy

T. H. Huxley Indeed, there is evidence that not only in Battell’s time, but up to a very recent date, it was used in a totally different sense from that in which he employs it. Essays by T. H. Huxley

How silent it seemed now, with only my footsteps to listen to; how silent and how solitary! A strange disagreeable sense of loneliness stole over me. The Phantom Coach by Amelia B. Edwards

He had a year of miracles, for that happened which was clean beyond all sense and prevision, but miracles have an ugly trick of stopping just when they are sorest needed. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

D. H. Lawrence There is a sense of profusion once more. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

H. Rider Haggard Faintly and more faintly he struggled, but in vain, for now life and sense were leaving him together, and everything grew black. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

Whatever sign brought him back to Escampobar on that momentous night, was not meant to call him to his death but to a quiet and retired life, obscure in a sense but not devoid of dignity. The Rover by Joseph Conrad [1923]

I have had my way of expressing my sense of it, and you yours, but we have always been of the same mind about it. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

He enjoyed the sense of remoteness from ordinary mankind. The Rover by Joseph Conrad [1923]

The violent stroke comes quick to the ear; then the circumambient air receiving a slower, it affects and carries the sense along with it. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

The pater listened, and could make no sense of it. Sandstone Torr by Ellen Wood [1874]

A sense of complete helplessness had descended upon him. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

George Gissing It mitigated her sense of behaving unkindly to reflect that in all likelihood this disposal of her money would be the worst possible for her own interests, and therefore for his. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

H. G. Wells He was a mere aggressive and acquisitive individual with no sense of the State, no habitual loyalty, no devotion, no code of honour, no code even of courage. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

Theodore Dreiser Good God! A fine showing, indeed! A brawl in this house, a fight! I thought you had better sense — more self-respect — really I did. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

T. E. Lawrence As before, I glibly repeated, The last in date’, and the Emir’s sense of the honour of his word made him see the humour. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

A sense of melancholy stole over my heart. In the World by Maksim Gorky

She felt, in an almost literal sense of the words, washed out. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

Thomas Carlyle A rugged honesty, homeliness, simplicity; a rugged sterling sense and strength. On Heroes and Hero Worship and the Heroic in History by Thomas Carlyle

Rudyard Kipling Ha! Ha! Ha! Is there any sense in a weaver?’ Janki Meah glared at Kundoo, but, as Janki Meah was blind, Kundoo was not impressed. Soldiers Three by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

H. G. Wells There was no sense in mystical words. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

Catherine Helen Spence Some of the best people of the world in all ages have had little or no sense of humor. A Week in the Future by Catherine Helen Spence

Wilkie Collins Mercy’s sense of justice told her that Horace had claimed no more than his due. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

Olaf Stapledon It can in a sense tell us what life is about. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

Ann Radcliffe Could I see your natural good sense resume its influence over passion, my satisfaction would equal my esteem for you. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

John Locke So that wherever there is sense or perception, there some idea is actually produced, and present in the understanding. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

Virginia Woolf I want to think quietly, calmly, spaciously, never to be interrupted, never to have to rise from my chair, to slip easily from one thing to another, without any sense of hostility, or obstacle. Monday or Tuesday by Virginia Woolf [1921]

Anthony Trollope To whom should the Solicitor-General first break the matter? He had already had some intercourse with the Lovels, and had not been impressed with a sense of the parson’s wisdom. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

Ralph Waldo Emerson The Anglican church is marked by the grace and good sense of its forms, by the manly grace of its clergy. English Traits by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1856]

E. Phillips Oppenheim In a sense I am a changed man. The Amazing Judgment by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

George Meredith Poor duty is done by the simple sense of moral worth, to supplant that absence of feature in the plain flat back. The House on the Beach by George Meredith [1877]

John Galsworthy A Forsyte takes a practical — one might say a commonsense — view of things, and a practical view of things is based fundamentally on a sense of property. The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

George MacDonald They now belong, I fancy, to a sense not yet developed in us. Lilith by George MacDonald

Radclyffe Hall She thought seriously of flinging herself on Milly’s mercy, and begging to be taken back into their old room, but a sense of self-preservation stopped her. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

If he had gone on, and had told her of the drawing of lots, and which had drawn the fatal lot, he would have been wanting in sense of honour. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

The more Gideon looked at it, the more there mingled with his disgust a sense of impotent surprise. The Wrong Box by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

What I saw — well! I do not wish to use exaggerated language, so I will not say that it made my blood run cold, but I do affirm that it did not increase my sense of comfort. Capturing a Convict by Richard Marsh [1893]

But those being eased of the evils of life through the evils of death have, it is very true, the want of sense to comfort them, while they, as it were, make their escape from life. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

Henry James He could wince, fairly, still, as he remembered the sense in which the poor girl’s pressure had, under his fond encouragement indeed, been exerted in favour of purchase and curiosity. The Golden Bowl by Henry James [1904]

H. G. Wells No sense of a danger in common. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

Thomas Hardy His character to some extent deteriorated, as emotional constitutions will under the long sense of disappointment at having missed their imagined destiny. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

Henry James The most painful thing in this painful hour was perhaps his glimpse of the strange feminine cynicism that lurked in her fine sense of injury. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

Abraham Merri Within the disharmonies I seemed to sense a fettered force striving for freedom; energy battling against itself. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

Some women, particularly French women, have also lost a sense of decency in this respect; for they will talk very calmly of an indigestion. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft [1792]

It is incredible that they should have thus broken the regulations from a sense of duty. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

David Hume Let us, therefore, use a little freedom, and call them Impressions; employing that word in a sense somewhat different from the usual. An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding by David Hume

Henry James It’s a matter of feeling; it’s measured by one’s sense of honor. The American by Henry James [1877]

Maria Edgeworth As I grew stronger, the superstition died away, but the sense of the thing still remained with me. Helen by Maria Edgeworth

George Gissing It was doubtful whether he loved Amy, in the true sense of exclusive desire. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

George Meredith Some sense of right-doing also, we hope. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

It would seem as though common sense and reason ought to find a way to reach agreement in every conflict of honest interests. Memories and Studies by William James

There seemed — she almost thought it in human words — no sense in circling round and round Simon; he was no such attractive centre. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

Leslie Stephen To answer either in the sceptical or the optimistic sense was equally presumptuous. Samuel Johnson by Leslie Stephen [1878]

I uttered a cry and half rose from my seat, and then fell back trembling, and with a sense of mortal faintness. The Room in the Dragon Volant by J. Sheridan LeFanu

William Hope Hodgson Ewiss was out of it, though he listened quietly, with the deepest interest, and a flash of a smile now and again that showed he had a sense of humor. Captain Gault by William Hope Hodgson

H. G. Wells We hung awkwardly over our sense of that. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

It was not so much a recognition as a sense of having known Lloyd somewhere else. The Singing Sands by Josephine Tey [1952]

G. K. Chesterton The Calvinism of the seventeenth century and the physical science of the nineteenth, whatever other truths they may have taught, have darkened this liberty with a sense of doom. A Miscellany of Men by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

I was oppressed by an indescribable terror in returning home, and the moment I saw you there came a sense of protection. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

There went through him a rare flash of envy; Isabel hadn’t to live on her memories, Isabel — Sir Bernard recaptured a sense of proportion. Shadows of Ecstasy by Charles Williams

Little by little, her fear of Lantier diminished; her good sense got the better of her. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Lady Diana Angersthorpe, the belle of the season, took a fancy to her, was charmed with her sharp tongue and acute sense of the ridiculous. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

But I can give you the sense of it. Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey

Andrew Lang There is that autumnal sense of things fair and far behind, in his poetry, or, if it is not there, his poetry stirs it in our forsaken lodges of the past. Letters on Literature by Andrew Lang

George Meredith I found myself driving into Sarkeld with a sense of a whirlwind round my head; wheels in multitudes were spinning inside, striking sparks for thoughts. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

H. G. Wells The idea of altogether eliminating war, of clearing what was left of it away, was in the air, but it was free from any sense of urgency. The New World Order by H. G. Wells

His disquisitions are in no sense connected treatises on the subjects to which they relate. Coleridge by H. D. Traill [1884]

Olaf Stapledon In a sense they are implied in the very nature of consciousness. Saints and Revolutionaries by Olaf Stapledon

Charlotte Perkins Gilman The sense of family background, of common knowledge and experience was comforting in the extreme, the very furnishings and clothes as I recalled them. Moving the Mountain by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1911]

It remained for the Yankee to evoke the spook with a sense of humor. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

But I’ve at least the sense to know it. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He found himself struggling with a sense of unfamiliarity. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

The very object of the expedition was lost from view in his sudden and overwhelming sense of utter insecurity. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

Henry James I’m only afraid I shall like it too much — I don’t mean marriage, of course, but the sense of a native land. The Point of View by Henry James [1882]

Ha! ha! he was very funny though, and possessed of quite a sense of humour. The Jest of Life by Arthur Gask [1936]

Anthony Trollope There seemed, indeed, to be little chance that he ever would get on at all in the ordinary sense of the word. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

Edith Wharton And with the sense of inevitableness there came a sudden wave of pity. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

H. G. Wells She had instead a sense of her embrace sliding over a rather deliberately contracted exterior. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

John Galsworthy The sense of having been defrauded fermented in her soul. Swan Song by John Galsworthy

D. H. Lawrence He woke with a sense of resentment at her violent handling. The Mortal Coil by D. H. Lawrence [1917]

Olaf Stapledon The upper surface of the body contained a honeycomb of breathing-pores and a great variety of sense organs. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Guy de Maupassant A sense of mystery was blended with the power of this incomparable spirit. Beside a Dead Man (Beside Schopenhauer’s Corpse) (Auprès d'un Mort) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

Willa Cather She was intensely curious about his exact state of feeling toward his wife, and more curious still to catch a sense of his final adjustment to the conditions of life in general. The Troll Garden by Willa Cather [1905]

Charles Kingsley Sharp practice, in our modern sense of the word, was the very element in which he floated. The Stage as it was Once by Charles Kingsley

Edith Wharton As he went on talking, this surprised sense of mastery was like wine in his veins. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The wistfulness which shone in her eyes, the wasted cheeks, the pallor of her once beautiful complexion, seemed in a sense to have spiritualized her. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

Common sense is thus right in its instinctive contention. The Meaning of Truth by William James

I don’t know how far a sense of humour will stand by one. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

George Gissing You need to have a sense of humour. Eve's Ransom by George Gissing [1894]

Even the warm studio and Jonathan could not overcome the sense of that other thing which, ever since he had left the house in Holborn, had run cold in his blood. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

Arthur Conan Doyle What I am doing now is done from no compulsion, but entirely from a sense of duty, and yet it is, beyond doubt, a desperate risk. Tales of Terror and Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle [1923]

On the contrary, orthodoxy in the full sense demands a control over one’s own mental processes as complete as that of a contortionist over his body. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

H. G. Wells It was to Bert’s sense not only enormously remote but singularly inhuman. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

H. G. Wells Only in a very limited sense did they want me. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

Edith Wharton And Dredge, it must be said, took his obligations simply, with that kind of personal dignity, and quiet sense of his own worth, which in such cases saves the beneficiary from abjectness. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

A sense of fellowship with the harsh-voiced bird manifested itself. Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield

Charlotte Perkins Gilman I had a sense of pleasant well-being. Moving the Mountain by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1911]

Bram Stoker I felt the same vague terror which had come to me before and the same sense of some presence. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

Thomas Hobbes Pleasure therefore, or delight, is the appearance or sense of good; and molestation or displeasure, the appearance or sense of evil. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

The sense of her lost prestige was always upon her, however, and she was scarcely as grateful as she might have been for the courtesy she received. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

The same terrible sense of crime as duty which of old nerved the hands of Judith and of Jael, came on him now. Signa by Ouida

Thomas Wolfe This decision being made, she was conscious instantly of a sense of great relief and a feeling almost of happiness, for indecision was alien to the temper of her soul. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Henry James It depended wholly on a sense of your great destinies. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

And even these high-class cults of the Western culture do not represent the last dissolving phase of this human sense of extra-causal propensity. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

Do, my dear Bishop, send for him and see if you can talk some sense into his silly head. The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

H. G. Wells There was no sense of an onlooking divinity in protest. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Henry James So he stayed, saying nothing; only, with the sense of her own sustained, renewed and wonderful action, knowing that an arm had passed round him and that he was held. The Bench of Desolation by Henry James [1909]

The sense of his absolute loneliness came home to his heart with a force that made him shudder. Almayer’s Folly by Joseph Conrad [1895]

William Morris We talk, indeed, of a school of herring, and a school of painting, and in the former sense we might talk of a school of children — but otherwise,” said he, laughing, “I must own myself beaten. News from Nowhere by William Morris [1890]