Phrases with "sequence"

The sequence is grey granite below, the band of chalcedony, and above it a curious schistose gneiss-formation. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

Arthur Conan Doyle Now you clearly see the sequence of events, though you see them, of course, in the inverse order to the way in which they presented themselves to me. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

Edgar Allan Poe The mind struggles to establish a connection — a sequence of cause and effect — and, being unable to do so, suffers a species of temporary paralysis. The Gold-Bug by Edgar Allan Poe

F. Scott Fitzgerald About midway in the second sequence he fell asleep with his new hat on his chest. The Pat Hobby Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1941]

Willa Cather The sequence of events was such that MacMaster did not make his pilgrimage to Hugh Treffinger’s studio until three years after that painter’s death. The Troll Garden by Willa Cather [1905]

Olaf Stapledon The course of events in the one sequence is obviously related to the course of events in the other. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

Virginia Woolf I do not feel Why hurry? Why catch trains? The sequence returns; one thing leads to another — the usual order. The Waves by Virginia Woolf [1931]

Olaf Stapledon What is true of the successive phases of a single culture is said by Hegel to be true also of the great sequence of the cultures that have risen and fallen since the beginning of history. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

She has a logical mind, and her thought travels from one sequence to the next with unfailing accuracy. Unveiling a Parallel by Alice Ilgenfritz Jones and Ella Merchant [1893]

A. E. W. Mason Durrance’s imagination was kindled by this simple sequence of events, and he straightway made up a little picture in his mind. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

The two carried away the third, and the three the fourth, and they streamed into the kitchen, and settled on the floor, overlapping each other like a sequence laid out on a card-table. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Edgar Allan Poe The idea first of curtailing, and secondly of defining, the length of a sequence would thus at once have arisen. The Rationale of Verse by Edgar Allan Poe [1848]

Andrew Lang His opponents hold that the sequence already existed, but was endangered by the desultory habits of the rhapsodists. Homer and His Age by Andrew Lang

Anatole France To you as well as to me nature appears as an infinity of figures, which have to be recognised and classified, and which form a sequence of hieroglyphics. At the Sign of the Reine Pédauque by Anatole France

Sigmund Freud The connections - even the ostensible ones — are for the most part incoherent, and the sequence of different events is uncertain. Fragment of an Analysis of a Case of Hysteria by Sigmund Freud [1905]

So that was what he had been talking about! Yes. Yes. Pictures ran together in Grant’s mind to make a sequence that made sense. A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey [1936]

Olaf Stapledon Events in this psycho-physical sequence cause succeeding psychophysical events. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

Olaf Stapledon The sequence of events in the successfully waking world was generally more or less as follows. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

The words of mourning, of acute grief, are said; and according to Germanic sequence of thought, inexorable here, the next and only topic is revenge. Beowulf by translated by Francis Gummere

Arthur Conan Doyle I reviewed the whole extraordinary sequence of events as I rattled on through the silent, gas-lit streets. The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Olaf Stapledon For creation’s sake the eternal and infinite spirit entails time within its eternity, contains the whole protracted sequence of creations. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Thomas Wolfe The great train pounded down across New Jersey, across Pennsylvania, across the tip of Delaware, and into Maryland. The unfolding panorama of the land was itself like a sequence on the scroll of time. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Edgar Allan Poe And this steadfast adherence to principle, with rigorous disregard of the conflicting exception, is a sure mode of attaining the maximum of attainable truth, in any long sequence of time. The Mystery of Marie Roget by Edgar Allan Poe [1842]

Sigmund Freud I do not however, think that it is necessary to assume that up to the time of becoming conscious the dream-processes really follow the temporal sequence which we have described; viz. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

The sequence of the letters has been suggested by a number of minor considerations: we begin with the vowels, and proceed to the labial, the liquids, and so forth. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

Virginia Woolf I will not let myself be made yet to accept the sequence of things. The Waves by Virginia Woolf [1931]

So I fastened on the printed words, for you can make a pretty good numerical cypher if you have a key word which gives you the sequence of the letters. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan [1915]

Olaf Stapledon I watched the fashioning of the cosmos in the time proper to the Star Maker; and the sequence of the Star Maker’s creative acts was very different from the sequence of historical events. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Olaf Stapledon We accordingly swayed them toward inertia, and thus deliberately prevented a sequence of events which would have been far more repugnant to us than those which actually occurred. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Arthur Conan Doyle He was beginning as usual with his clairvoyance, but names buzzed in his etheric ears without sequence or order. The Land of Mist by Arthur Conan Doyle [1926]

Edgar Allan Poe Thus by “a dactylic rhythm” we express a sequence of dactyls. The Rationale of Verse by Edgar Allan Poe [1848]

This confident security is the true reason of our magnificent sequence of great poets. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

The same is true of the more fundamental question whether the two are related at all as successive phases in a sequence of development. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

Olaf Stapledon In this view the individual mind was simply a sequence of mental states, some of which were pleasant and some unpleasant. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

Olaf Stapledon Reasoning is a sequence of linked intuitions. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

But now that you have had a second experience of it, I don’t doubt that you do see this spectre, and that the dream follows as a sequence to it. Featherston’s Story by Ellen Wood [1889]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Everything which had been disconnected before began at once to assume its true place, and I had a shadowy presentiment of the whole sequence of events. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

E. Phillips Oppenheim You can trace the natural sequence of events. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Henry James I wanted you”— she kept it up, slowly, softly, with a small tremor of voice, but without the least failure of sense or sequence —“I wanted you to understand. The Golden Bowl by Henry James [1904]

Edith Wharton It was as difficult to extract any sequence of facts from Cicely’s letter as from an early chronicle. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

Arthur Conan Doyle And have I not cause for such a feeling? Consider the long sequence of incidents which have all pointed to some sinister influence which is at work around us. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle [1902]

I agree with you with reservations, but the sequence worries me. A Daughter of To-Day by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1894]

Algernon Blackwood The sequence of little happenings that marked its passage remains blurred in the memory, and I look back to these with the curious feeling that they happened all at once. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

Thomas Hardy To argue upon the possibility of culture before luxury to the bucolic world may be to argue truly, but it is an attempt to disturb a sequence to which humanity has been long accustomed. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Now this year I propose to divide into topics, and go by logical, rather than natural, sequence of events. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Olaf Stapledon There followed a very curious sequence of events, and one which, as I was to discover, was characteristic of this strange world. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Edgar Allan Poe I am above the weakness of seeking to establish a sequence of cause and effect, between the disaster and the atrocity. The Black Cat by Edgar Allan Poe

Arthur Conan Doyle She amused herself that morning by reckoning up in her mind what the sequence of events would be in London, and how long it would be before she heard from her friends. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

T. E. Lawrence He had prepared operation orders; orthodox-sounding things with zero times and a sequence of movements. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Ralph Waldo Emerson We hearken to the man of science, because we anticipate the sequence in natural phenomena which he uncovers. Representative Men by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1850]

Elizabeth Gaskell He never remembered the exact sequence of events in that terrible dream after he had roused himself, with a fight and a struggle, from his feverish slumbers. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

H. G. Wells Bang. A sequence of echoes and a shout. The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth by H. G. Wells [1904]

Virginia Woolf I am moving too, am becoming involved in the general sequence when one thing follows another and it seems inevitable that the tree should come, then the telegraph-pole, then the break in the hedge. The Waves by Virginia Woolf [1931]

Olaf Stapledon We are merely completing the fragmentary observed sequence by means of an unobserved but coherent system of events of the same order. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

The money must be all in notes not higher than £10, and they must be ones that have already been in circulation and in no sequence of numbers. The Vengeance of Larose by Arthur Gask [1939]

But I decided—as it turned out most unfortunately—to keep my own counsel and to watch the sequence of events. Marvels and Mysteries by Richard Marsh

In problems involving a time-place sequence for instance. The Singing Sands by Josephine Tey [1952]

Olaf Stapledon Yesterday is palpably there, there, just behind me; but receding deeper and deeper into the past, as I live onward along the sequence of the new todays. Death into Life by Olaf Stapledon

Now and then is itself bad enough, reversing as it does the sequence of things, but it is idiomatic and there is no quarreling with it. Write it Right by Ambrose Bierce [1909]

The process of tracing their sequence was all torture, but there was no possibility, no notion, of shirking any detail of the pain. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

H. G. Wells I saw myself then as I see myself now, driven step by step towards that hasty blow, the creature of a sequence of accidents leading inevitably to that. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells [1898]

The birth both of the species and of the individual are equally parts of that grand sequence of events, which our minds refuse to accept as the result of blind chance. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

He understood that his walks had hitherto, for so many years, been taken with muffled senses—the consequence of hot rooms, too frequent meals, too heavy a sequence of little indoor duties. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

Olaf Stapledon If the redness of the rose is a quality of the object itself, it must somehow be a quality which inheres in a rhythmically changing sequence of events. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

Olaf Stapledon The immediate upshot of your choice was war; but in that choice you set in motion a sequence of causes and effects destined to develop throughout your future. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Rudyard Kipling There arrived a letter from the little wife — the natural sequence of the others if Dicky had only known it — and the burden of that letter was “gone with a handsomer man than you. Plain Tales from the Hills by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

Olaf Stapledon We are postulating simply a sequence or tissue of objective events of the same kind as those which we do actually experience. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

H. G. Wells It stood in his memory not as a sequence of events but as a collection of disconnected static sayings; each saying blunt, permanent, inconsecutive like a graven inscription. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

Anthony Trollope The one will be the certain sequence of the other. North America by Anthony Trollope

They were none of them in sequence and, from their rumpled appearance, had evidently been well in circulation. The Man of Death by Arthur Gask [1945]

Arthur Conan Doyle However, my friend, Dr. Watson, knows nothing of this matter, and I should be none the worse for hearing the sequence of events once more. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

H. G. Wells The vision of that arranged Career, that ordered sequence of work and successes, distinctions and yet further distinctions, rose brightly from the symbol. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

The sequence once interrupted, the whole was bosh; when the thread was broken the beads were seen to be waxen and hollow. The Ocean Wave by Ambrose Bierce

George Meredith He tried to gather his ideas, but the effort was like that of a light dreamer to catch the sequence of a dream, when blackness follows close up, devouring all that is said and done. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

And many of them could be safely passed, too, for from their appearance they had been in circulation quite a long time, and there was no sequence either in their numbers. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

Thomas Carlyle Read in its historical sequence it perhaps would not be so bad. On Heroes and Hero Worship and the Heroic in History by Thomas Carlyle

The one is the idea of an object, the other is the idea of a relation of sequence between that object and some present object; and the reasoning which applied to memories applies to expectations. Hume by Thomas Henry Huxley [1879]

Wilkie Collins Read his letter, and then observe the sequence of events. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Edgar Allan Poe Thus ended my hopes of the widow by an accident which could not have been anticipated, to be sure, but which the natural sequence of events had brought about. Humorous Tales by Edgar Allan Poe

H. G. Wells The details of the struggle itself were as horrible and distressing as they were inconsequent, and there is no need whatever for anyone but the specialist to master their sequence in detail. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]