Phrases with "show"

Andrew Lang It is not easy to show how, in ‘the dark backward’ of Australian life, the notion of Mungan-ngaur grew from the idea of the ghost of a warrior. The Making of Religion by Andrew Lang

Gustave Flauber Such a show of confidence would soothe them. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

Sigmund Freud According to Delboeuf there is no valid criterion that can show whether something is a dream or a waking reality, except — and that only pragmatically — the fact of waking. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

But it was not for him to show his daughter, or her husband, in the wrong. Signa by Ouida

Henry James It was not, however, that when he did commit himself the show was promptly portentous. The Golden Bowl by Henry James [1904]

Anthony Trollope And then papa will say that in our condition we ought to be ashamed to show our faces. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Mark Twain I think it is often apparent that he is pained by these discrepancies, but loyally tries his best not to show it. What is Man? and other essays by Mark Twain

Wilkie Collins I saw all the wonders of Nature and Art which foreign countries could show me. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu Mr. Arden, mind, may call in the morning; if I should not be down, show him to my room. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

Sir Walter Scott No show or sign of greeting passed between the Earls, though each looked full at the other, both expecting perhaps an exchange of courtesies, which neither was willing to commence. Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott [1821]

Olaf Stapledon Each hopes to show the other that he is wrong about the facts. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

Ivan Turgenev And that I propose to show tomorrow, as I keep coughing today like an old sheep, and my nurse, Terentyevna, gives me no peace: ‘Lie down, my good sir,’ she says, ‘and drink a little tea. The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other stories by Ivan Turgenev

Nathaniel Hawthorne Hardly, it was averred, within the memory of those who knew him now, had he the hardihood to show his full front to the world. The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

I followed my host, who opened the door of his room, preceding me, to show the way. The Corsican Brothers by Alexandre Dumas [1844]

E. T. A. Hoffmann It is the fellow of a picture of the same size, representing ‘Paradise Lost,’ which I completed last year and which I can also show you here. Arthur’s Hall by E. T. A. Hoffmann

Henry James I wondered even then a little why she should wish not to show it, and that, with reflection, with suspicion, might of course have made me uneasy. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James [1898]

Wilkie Collins Dating from that day’s talk with Mrs. Tenbruggen, my new friendship began to show signs of having caught a chill. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Thomas Hardy Thus the freedom brought no happiness, and it seemed well-nigh impossible that she could ever again show herself the sparkling creature she once had been  — ‘Apt to entice a deity. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

Are you really too tired? or will you see what larger futures the cards show us?” She looked back at the room. The Greater Trumps by Charles Williams

Henry James Do you want to know how to show a superlative consideration? Simply avoid him. The Death of the Lion by Henry James [1894]

Anthony Trollope We must go back to our hostess, whom we should not have left for so long a time, seeing that this chapter is written to show how well she could conduct herself in great emergencies. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

The quoin-shaped hills of the foreground, all uptilted and cliffing to the north, show the curious mauve and red tints of the many-coloured clays called in the Brazil Tauá. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

Anthony Trollope I should hardly know how to show my face; I shouldn’t, indeed. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

See him again on Sunday in his state-coat and cocked-hat, with a large-headed staff for show in his left hand, and a small cane for use in his right. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

If any one calls, show them into my study, and let me know. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

William Makepeace Thackeray The show of the Gorgon plate seemed to offend the people. The Bedford-Row Conspiracy by William Makepeace Thackeray [1853]

Wilkie Collins And, as an additional incentive to show himself, a happy chance had now offered him the opportunity of putting Julian in the wrong. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

E. F. Benson Emily, no doubt, was intensely reserved, and not even to Anne did she show her secret life, but to Charlotte she showed nothing at all. Charlotte Bronte by E. F. Benson [1932]

Jonathan Swif This day the Commons went to the Queen with their address, and all the Lords who were for the peace went with them, to show their zeal. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

Henry James She had been free, as she knew freedom, partly to show him that, unlike other little persons she knew, she had imbibed that ideal. The Ambassadors by Henry James [1903]

Rudyard Kipling There is nothing to show that it was a near thing for E9, but somehow one has the idea that the ice-breaker did not arrive any too soon for E9’s comfort and progress. Tales of the Trade by Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling We’ll kick up a little bit, just to show the Archangels this team haven’t suffered. The Day’s Work by Rudyard Kipling [1898]

Arthur Machen Now and then, when we had hidden ourselves as I have described, she used to show me all sorts of odd things. The White People by Arthur Machen

Yes, you took an advantage! You had him where he couldn’t help himself, and then you wouldn’t show him any mercy. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

But had they been entered upon from its environs and then been asked to show treason they would have done so; but they would only have tarried there a little while 9. The Qur'an by translated by E. H. Palmer

E. T. A. Hoffmann But on the marriage day of the murderer the murdered man appears in the disguise of a monk, and proceeds to reveal himself in his bloody habiliments and show his ghastly wounds. The Entail by E. T. A. Hoffmann

Robert Green Ingersoll Well the old man — the dear old minister — used to try and show us how long we would be in Hell if we would only locate there. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

John Galsworthy He didn’t know what loyalty had to do with it! But if they thought he was going to show any white feather, they were extremely mistaken. The White Monkey by John Galsworthy

E. Phillips Oppenheim To show you how particular Mrs. Dewar is, she insists upon each latchkey being hung in its place immediately the owner returns, especially after dinner. The Strange Boarders of Palace Crescent by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Gertrude Stein I also loved to show the photograph where Gertrude Stein and I were in the front row and had our picture taken there accidentally. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

Jules Verne He was quite at a loss how to show his recognition of the disinterestedness of this noble guide, when a happy thought struck him. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

Maria Edgeworth From this moment Colin became his enemy, and, by a thousand malicious devices, contrived to show his vulgar hatred. Forester by Maria Edgeworth

George Gissing He did not even try to get new employment, feeling that such a show of honest purpose was useless. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Virginia Woolf But none of that could show clearly through the swaddlings and blanketings of the Cambridge night. Jacob’s Room by Virginia Woolf [1920]

Come here — I’ll show you some of them. Tom Ossington’s Ghost by Richard Marsh [1898]

H. G. Wells The decision to make peace with Poland was then taken by a show of hands. Russia in the Shadows by H. G. Wells

D. H. Lawrence Do you want some?” “If you like — what for?” “To make you pretty, of course, and to show you an innocent little meekling. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

Gooid-for-naught madling! ye desarve pining fro’ this to Churstmas, flinging t’ precious gifts o’ God under fooit i’ yer flaysome rages! But, I’m mista’en if ye show yer sperrit lang. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

Samuel Johnson But the effect of reality and truth became conspicuous, even when the intention was to show them grovelling and degraded. Lives of the Poets by Samuel Johnson

Mr. Morrison went away with some show of briskness, but dropped into a very leisurely pace as soon as he was fairly out of his master’s sight. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

William Makepeace Thackeray He knelt down before her and said, “Madam and liege lady! it becomes the great nobles of the Crimean realm to show every outward sign of respect to the wearer of the Crown, whoever that may be. The Rose and the Ring by William Makepeace Thackeray [1855]

In the first chapter I attempted to show that changed conditions act in two ways, directly on the whole organisation or on certain parts alone, and indirectly through the reproductive system. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

F. Scott Fitzgerald He watched, trying to pretend to himself that he disapproved of it all but was too polite to show it. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

Virginia Woolf She would have crumbled a piece of bread to show him that she was at her ease; but as she was not afraid, the action seemed to her unnecessary. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

G. K. Chesterton It was a bold and moving conception to show us these mature and tragic human groups all at the supreme moment eavesdropping upon the solitude of a child. Robert Browning by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

Anthony Trollope He was of a better class, and was even nobly dressed, as though it were a part of his vow to show to all men that he did this deed, wealthy and great though he was. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope But her hatred for the sin she found herself bound at all times to pronounce to show it by some act at all seasons. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

He who had so longed to take her away was now almost longing to take her back home, just for five minutes, to show her family how blooming she was, how trustworthy he had proved himself to be. Geoffrey's Wife by Mary Cholmondeley

Sinclair Lewis The sister bubbled to Bess, “You know, Frank doesn’t believe half he says! He just likes to show off. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

Anthony Trollope If he meant to show any sign of keeping his threat and of sticking to the captain like beeswax, he must show his purpose at once. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Benjamin Disraeli Every preparation was made to show them honour. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

Many other incidents could be quoted which show his unconventional ways and his habitual disregard for his own comfort, dignity, or safety. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

You could not say that he was mad, because if you did he would in another moment show so much sense and consciousness of the true life about him that you were (if you were Benjamin) dumbfounded. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

I’ll show you something, too, Mr. Rabbits — Mr. Bug.” The box I carried to him was about the size of a cigar box. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

Kriemhild gan speak: “Whoso declareth him guiltless, let him show that now. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

Henry James She’s rather unhappy, and as she’s not of a serious turn she doesn’t tend to show it tragically: she shows it comically instead. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Frederick Marryat I will now show you that I do put confidence in you; and if you will read these letters, they will prove to you that I am correct in what I assert. Children of the New Forest by Frederick Marryat [1847]

Julian Hawthorne And that being so as it is, the young fellows of our neighbourhood don’t find they’ve got much show alongside of her somehow. The Laughing Mill by Julian Hawthorne

The boss hired him to stand on the stairs for a kind of scenery to show there was something doing in the has-been line upstairs. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

George Meredith Smother the creature with kindness again, show we are a point in the scale above that old coiler snake—which broke no bones, bit not so very deep;—she will be, she ought to be, the woman she was. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Olaf Stapledon I have been so concerned with what may be called his supernormal powers that I have failed to show him as a real human being with idiosyncrasies and weaknesses like the rest of us. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

Charles Dickens Such homage, my lord, as I, an humble but devoted man, can render —’ ‘What are you doing?’ cried his master, catching him by both hands; for he had made a show of kneeling at his feet. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

In this connection a somewhat ghastly story is told, which serves to show the intensity of the enthusiasm with which our anatomist was inspired. Fathers of Biology by Charles McRae [1890]

Marjorie Bowen But I do not care to show you her letter, Rose.” “Tell me what she says. The Rake’s Progress by Marjorie Bowen [1912]

Arthur Conan Doyle The revenue returns show that. The Tragedy of the Korosko by Arthur Conan Doyle [1898]

He supposed it was friends and companions come to greet Lucia; and he did not wish to show himself to this company with the sad news he had to communicate visible in his face. I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni

Benjamin Disraeli His eldest son, a good-looking and well-grown stripling, just home for the holidays, stood apart, determined to show he was a man of the world, and superior to the weakness of domestic sensibility. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

Andrew Lang But his whole theory is deficient if, having called fetichism a corruption, he does not show how corruption arose, how it operated, and how the disease attacked all religions everywhere. Custom and Myth by Andrew Lang

Anthony Trollope Lizzie was longing for a little mock sympathy — was longing to show off her Shelley, and was very kind to Miss Macnulty when she got the poor lady into the recess of the window. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu How can you be so perverse and ridiculous, Thomas Sedley, to think she’d show her liking? Why, even I don’t know it. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]

Ambrosio was not unmoved by her sorrow; But unable to remove its cause, He forbore to show that it affected him. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

And now, my dear Mr. Sloman, go to your rubber; Poyntz is impatient, though he don’t show it. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

At any rate, they don’t show much. Dick Mitchel by Ellen Wood [1870]

But he would go to-night because he had accepted and had his clothes, and to show he was not afraid of Moffatt. That was the only time he wanted to know, the time of his last supper. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

You must remember that never in his life had he seen big shelling, and was now being landed in the thick of a first-class show without any preparation. Greenmantle by John Buchan

Rudyard Kipling Theoretically, the boys needn’t show up for the next three or four years after Second Camp. They are supposed to be making their way in life. Traffics and Discoveries by Rudyard Kipling [1904]

George Meredith Now was the cloak of night worn threadbare, and grey astir for the heralding of gold, day visibly ready to show its warmer throbs. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

Nothing was there to show that a building had ever stood on the spot. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

H. Rider Haggard And how dark it was! The feeble ray from our little lamp did but serve to show the darkness. Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard

Thomas Wolfe McHarg, too, began to show whole-hearted warmth for the plan. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Henry Kingsley Don’t show this letter to any one. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

If you have got any money about you, perhaps you would like to show it to us. Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

Augustine Birrell Our seamen, whom no danger’s shape could fright, Unpaid, refuse to mount their ships for spite, Or to their fellows swim on board the Dutch, Who show the tempting metal in their clutch. Andrew Marvell by Augustine Birrell [1905]

Thomas Hardy To show any forwardness in suggesting a modus vivendi to Grace would be to put an end to these exotics. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

E. Phillips Oppenheim The show was ordinary enough, but Rosina passed back at once into her normal self. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Arthur Conan Doyle Once more the scene died away, and Manda turned smiling to show that all was over. The Maracot Deep by Arthur Conan Doyle [1929]

Henry James She couldn’t show much, alas, till it stopped raining, which it declined to do that day; but this had only the effect of leaving more time for Mrs. Wix’s own demonstration. What Maisie Knew by Henry James [1897]

Edmund Burke And of these it is my intention to mark such only of the leading points as show the conformity of the sense of hearing with all the other senses, in the article of their pleasures. On the Sublime and Beautiful by Edmund Burke [1757]

William Henry Hudson The light, which found entrance through tall, narrow windows, was dim, but sufficient to show the whole room with everything in it, ending at the further extremity at a flight of broad stone steps. A Crystal Age by William Henry Hudson

David Hume Will any one pretend to assign the ultimate reason of these boundaries, or show why the power is deficient in one case, not in another. An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding by David Hume

His poems are spirited, and in some cases show considerable dramatic qualities. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

John Galsworthy What attitude to adopt? How to show sympathy, and yet not show it? How to welcome, and yet make it clear that welcome did not carry rejoicing? Even Jean was infected. Flowering Wilderness by John Galsworthy

It was true that Sarah felt her difference from the rest of them, but she did not show Mirabell that she felt it. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Henry James For the works that followed upon The Major Key he had inevitably to accept conditions the reverse of brilliant, at a time too when the strain upon his resources had begun to show sharpness. The Next Time by Henry James [1895]

Bronislaw Malinowski We have tried to show that, especially in reference to low societies, both these terms must be used with caution, and that a definite sense must be given to them. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

As an honest man, you ought to hesitate at injustice, and injustice you will show if you allow them to triumph through their own deceit. The Bronze Hand by Anna Katharine Green

Olaf Stapledon Betty, I saw, was blushing and trying not to show bewilderment and distress. Collected Stories by Olaf Stapledon

H.P. Lovecraft There was now no aurora to show the state of the arras — the fallen section of which had been replaced — but I was not too frightened to switch on the light. The Rats in the Walls by H.P. Lovecraft [1923]

George Eliot If not, let her show her power of choosing something better. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

Jules Verne My jailers, being doubtless very busy in their cabin, did not show themselves until they had arranged and packed several large bundles. The Master of the World by Jules Verne [1904]

Arthur Conan Doyle It opened in front to show a vest of striped silk, while his legs were encased in buff knee­breeches with blue stockings and low shoes. The Bully of Brocas Court by Arthur Conan Doyle

To show that it may hereafter receive some explanation, I will give the following hypothesis. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

Rudyard Kipling They were back in a few days with the slaver (he didn’t show fight) and a whole crowd of witnesses, and we tried him in my bedroom, and fined him properly. Actions and Reactions by Rudyard Kipling [1909]

They all had strict orders not to show themselves. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

James Joyce To show the understudy in the title role how to. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Alfred Ainger He is never so impulsive or discursive that he fails to show how unerring is his judgment on all points connected with the poet’s art. Charles Lamb by Alfred Ainger [1882]

The show of hands was declared to be in favor of Mr. Carlyle. It just was in favor of him; about twenty to one. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Such honor,” concluded Mr. Orcutt, with dry sarcasm, “does the man you love show to the woman who has sacrificed for his sake all that the world holds dear. Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green

Anthony Trollope The beginning and the end of it all with her was to show herself in a carriage. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Wilkie Collins The boy nodded, to show that he understood her. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

E. T. A. Hoffmann Accept this little present as an effort on my behalf to show my deep respect and devotion. Mademoiselle De Scudéri by E. T. A. Hoffmann

Anthony Trollope The whole manner of the man, Mollett, had been such as to show that he himself was sure of his ground. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins In other words, she offered to show him over the house. The Poetry Did It by Wilkie Collins [1885]

Henry Handel Richardson And Cousin Emmy got very fierce and said there’d never be any Mister Right for her, for a man was never allowed to show so much as his nose in the house. Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

Anthony Trollope It would not be fair to show a man’s letter; but I should like to show you his. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope But perhaps you may not show it best by loving him. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

John Galsworthy On Monday he wanted to show her his yearlings. The Silver Spoon by John Galsworthy

Rudyard Kipling Then there were wicked, bitter howls from the young wolves: “Akela! Akela! Let the Lone Wolf show his strength. The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling [1894]

Hath any made heavy their hearts or mood, I’ll show them well, that it doth irk me much. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

He began to show a disinclination to allow my going there, and though from the most friendly intention, this view was alarming, for one word from him could have ruined my projects. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

These furnished her fancy with themes for thought and dreaming, and stimulated a poetical feeling which seemed inborn, so early did it show itself. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

Anthony Trollope She thought that she might be able to show spirit enough were it not for the duty that she owed to her aunt. Linda Tressel by Anthony Trollope [1868]

To show the difference in sensibility, I gently placed loops of string of the same weight (in one instance weighing only 0. The Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants by Charles Darwin

The young man added to her perplexities by his deliberate policy of never trying to show himself in a favourable light even when most anxious to impart a favourable impression. The Unbearable Bassington by Saki

The lines of street and the outlines of tenements can be dimly traced, while revetments of rounded boulders show artificial watercourses and defences against the now dried-up stream. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

Charles Kingsley You ask him to show you the chart of it, now, and see if he don’t tell you over the ruttier as well as Drake himself. Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley

Olaf Stapledon Also they would show great ingenuity in contriving means to exercise their lustful vindictiveness upon enemies who in favorable circumstances could be quite as kindly and intelligent as themselves. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Joseph Furphy I was only wishing to show you what a tempting of Providence it is for people of the lower classes to have notions above what their Maker intends for them. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

E. F. Benson Her very casualness made it essential to show her that there was nothing remarkable about her unexpected feat. Trouble for Lucia by E. F. Benson [1939]

Henry Handel Richardson He would not wait for his friends to show him what they thought; he would be beforehand with them. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Robert Green Ingersoll Now, I want to show you how perfectly every department of human knowledge, or rather of ignorance, was saturated with superstition. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Anthony Trollope So lave off preaching, Father John, and come round to the stables, till I show you the mare that’ll win at Carrick; at least, it’ll be a very good nag that’ll take the shine out of her. The Macdermots of Ballycloran by Anthony Trollope [1847]

Every year, among the cottagers and show folk and maid-servants and farm-hands at the Feast, there was one aristocratic figure. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Miles Franklin Bah, there’s no fear of that! I hate and detest men!” “I suppose you are rehearsing some more airs to show off with tonight,” sneered a voice behind me. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

E. Phillips Oppenheim Major Jones, who was beginning to feel that his position as show guest was in danger, thrust his hand into his waistcoat pocket and produced a lady’s ring, in which was set a single opal. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

Nothing can better show the thorough supervision which, in the midst of pressing public concerns, he had given to the details of his widely extended property. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Daniel Defoe That part which these empowered people da volunteer, or beyond their commission, to show their diligence in the service of their new master; and either, 1. The History of the Devil by Daniel Defoe

M. P. Shiel This colour, as I shall afterwards show you, was that of a pale, brown-spotted stone. Prince Zaleski by M. P. Shiel [1895]

I told you about him, Dick. He’s a great botanist, and there is something very rare here, which he wanted to show to his friend. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

Henry Handel Richardson Shall you have a great deal to show me when I come home? No—don’t say you will—or I shall hate Zarathustra more than I do already. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Henry James It was as if she had known that he was not eager for the changes she advocated, and wished to show him that, especially to a Southerner who had bitten the dust, her sex could be magnanimous. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

To put Dawes again to the torture would be to show to Troke and his friends that the “Commandant’s wife” had acted without the “Commandant’s authority”, and that must not be shown. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Wilkie Collins There was just firelight enough to show her the hour. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

John Galsworthy My father wants to take me down and show me where they lived. Swan Song by John Galsworthy

Anthony Trollope Lieutenant Crosstrees would tell my servant to wait upon me, and would show me all the comforts, — and discomforts, — of the vessel. The Fixed Period by Anthony Trollope

Daniel Defoe How came the change to pass; A true-born Englishman of Norman race? A Turkish horse can show more history, To prove his well-descended family. The True-Born Englishman by Daniel Defoe [1701]

Wilkie Collins Good Mr. Engelman has promised to show us his interesting old house, after business hours. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

Jack London I did no more than make a show of splashing some of this dubious liquid at myself, while I hastily brushed it off with a towel wet from the bodies of other men. The People of the Abyss by Jack London [1903]

They are from certain paragraphs on ‘the Self’ in which my attempt was to show what the central nucleus of the activities that we call ‘ours’ is. Essays in Radical Empiricism by William James

Unlimited spending — show — the shooting up above their station! He gave a curse to it now. Getting Away by Ellen Wood [1871]

They can make most locks fly open like magic; what’s more, they’re willing to do it for anybody else, or show them how. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

Arthur Conan Doyle The court was crowded and many of the prisoner’s clients had attended to show their sympathy. The Land of Mist by Arthur Conan Doyle [1926]

Rudyard Kipling The main object of the Museum is avowedly provincial — to show the craftsman of Jeypore the best that his predecessors could do, and what foreign artists have done. Letters of Marque by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

George Meredith Or if Delusion came, ’twas but to show The coming minute mock the one that went. Modern Love by George Meredith [1862]

Anthony Trollope He takes care to show me so when he comes here. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Anthony Trollope Everything seemed to show that Captain Marrable was a most undesirable person. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

William Hope Hodgson Thus, I knew that it was nearing the Central Suns. Presently, I saw the bright ring of the Green Sun, show plainly against the night. The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson

Run and fetch the case, Marian. There are some of its contents which Gilbert ought to see before he leaves England — papers which I intended to show him when I first told him your mother’s story. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Maria Edgeworth She expected to see me show sorrow in public; but very fortunately for me, she roused my pride, which was always stronger than my reason; and I behaved myself upon the occasion as became a fine lady. Belinda. by Maria Edgeworth

Even the few passages from his correspondence already given are enough to show that there was in Burns’s letter-writing something strained and artificial. Robert Burns by John Campbell Shairp [1879]

Henry James It’s in other words the way they would be able to make such a show to each other of having me — if Maggie weren’t so divine. The Golden Bowl by Henry James [1904]

Robert Louis Stevenson On these occasions he most rudely struck my foot aside; and though I myself apologised, as if to show him the way, he answered me never a word. Across the Plains by Robert Louis Stevenson

He volunteered to show the precise spot, and told his artless tale with childlike simplicity. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Charles Dickens All these things being done, and midnight nearly come, they sallied forth to show him the spot where he was to keep his dreary vigil. Master Humphrey’s Clock by Charles Dickens [1840]

In Solomon’s Song, the Redeemer the bridegroom, and the Church His spouse, one calls the other “love,” to show that though both did not honour alike, yet both should love alike. The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Henry James She’ll show you the place from morning till night. An International Episode by Henry James [1878]

Rudyard Kipling Wid that he shows me a Waster action — the breech av her all cut away to show the inside — an’ so plazed he was to grumble that he dimonstrated fwhat Hogan had done twice over. Soldiers Three by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Anthony Trollope He perhaps remembered that the hansom cab was at the door, costing sixpence every fifteen minutes, and that he wished to show himself in the House of Lords before the peers rose. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Jonathan Swif Mr. Secretary went away; but I stayed till nine, and made Mr. Harley show me his breast, and tell all the story; and I showed him the Archbishop of Dublin’s letter, and defended him effectually. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

Edward Bellamy The Bostonians of your day had the reputation of being great askers of questions, and I am going to show my descent by asking you one to begin with. Looking Backward From 2000 to 1887 by Edward Bellamy

Henry James And yet, how comes it you didn’t do as M. de Bellegarde said, show the paper to some one?” “To whom should I show it?” answered Mrs. Bread, mournfully. The American by Henry James [1877]

Anthony Trollope She forgot nothing, listened to everything, understood quickly, and was desirous to show not only as a beauty but as a wit. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

There is no trace now in his aspect to show that he has ever been satirical; but the humanity that the sculptor gave him is imperishable, though he has lost all character as a public censor. Italian Journeys by William Dean Howells [1867]

Niccolo Machiavelli FABRIZIO: I do not now want to show you anything else other than this. The Art of War by Niccolo Machiavelli [1520]

Unnerving as the incident was, the Beautiful White Devil did not show the slightest sign of fear, but simply said “Thank you!” to me, and then resumed her instructions to the guard. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]

George Meredith Out of the mouth of babes wisdom? Well, their habits show the wisdom of the mother. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Ivan Turgenev She had begun to show a likeness to her mother. The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other stories by Ivan Turgenev

Anthony Trollope The idolatry of which he had spoken was the idolatry which a woman might show to her cat, her dog, her picture, her china, her furniture, her carriage and horses, or her pet maidservant. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

No station can show such tusks. Tales of Unrest by Joseph Conrad [1898]

Walter Scott And so God show the right!” Another formidable flourish of the trumpets concluded the ceremony. Count Robert of Paris by Walter Scott [1832]

Jules Verne Here is the paragraph, for it is necessary to again bring it before the eyes of the reader so as to show how an analyst set to work to discover its meaning. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne [1881]

Abraham Merri Certainly there was no mark upon it to show where the molten mists had fallen. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

Arthur Conan Doyle So he brought the interview to an end, and I found myself back in my lodgings with nothing save this bag of gold to show that this singular interview had indeed taken place. The Adventures of Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1903]

Victor Hugo He had but to show himself, and money poured in. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Now, what I propose to show is, that Mrs. Clemmens, however or whenever assailed, was still living and unhurt up to ten minutes before twelve on that same day. Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green

By my faith, Sir Sheriff, I would be ashamed to show my face if I did not reckon the King’s deputy at three hundred pounds. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood. by Written and illustrated by Howard Pyle

At any rate, whatever she was, she seemed anxious to show me the utmost attention. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

E. F. Benson I had no business either to feel or show it. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

Anthony Trollope There wasn’t above a dozen peers; but they were enough to show that all the old landmarks have been upset. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

It’s silly, but I feel worse about this show than I’ve ever felt since the war started. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]