Phrases with "shown"

Charles Dickens The star had shown him where to find the God of the poor; and through humility, and sorrow, and forgiveness, he had gone to his Redeemer’s rest. Hard Times by Charles Dickens [1854]

Guy de Maupassant He added that his frankness embarrassed many people, for, like all the rest, he protested against injustice and the favoritism shown to persons entirely foreign to the bureaucracy. Sundays of a Bourgeois (Les Dimanches d’un bourgeois de Paris) by Guy de Maupassant [1880]

It is shown in this photograph (ca 191 1), with Scots Church prominent on the Pultney Street comer. The Bragg Family in Adelaide by John Jenkin

But so pitiful is the vanity of man that from this time forward I began to look upon my companion with a more friendly air than I had hitherto shown him. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]

Robert Louis Stevenson Now, all these things of clay are mingled with the dust, the king’s crown itself is shown for sixpence to the vulgar; but the stone palace has outlived these charges. Edinburgh Picturesque Notes by Robert Louis Stevenson

For the space of a minute he was out of sight, and his whereabouts was shown only by the patter of bullets. Greenmantle by John Buchan

William Henry Bragg There is no secondary radiation from α rays as Becquerel has already shown (C.R. cxxxii, p. Studies in Radioactivity by William Henry Bragg [1912]

Walter Scott But it is enough, fatherthou hast shown me the folly of proceeding as I designed in this matter. The Talisman by Walter Scott [1825]

Frances Hodgson Burnett Fed and washed and taken out every day to be shown off. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

William Henry Bragg The results are shown in Fig. 56, where the ionisation observed is plotted against the pressure of the oxygen. Studies in Radioactivity by William Henry Bragg [1912]

Wilkie Collins Mistress Inchbare looked at her, with the exact measure of compassionate interest which she might have shown if she had been looking at a stray dog who had fallen footsore at the door of the inn. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Some thought it must be Tumbled into the Sea; Some thought it had gone off to High Germanie For Germans, as shown By their writings, ’tis known Are always delighted with what is high-flown. The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood by with biographical introduction by William Michael Rossetti

Baldwin Spencer At first they were considerably alarmed at the Ulpmerka men, but the latter made a large Nurtunja, and after the women had been shown this, then, for some reason, they were no longer afraid. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Henry James Within three days, precisely, the situation on which he was to report had shown signs of an equilibrium; the effect of his look in at the hotel was to confirm this appearance. The Ambassadors by Henry James [1903]

Sinclair Lewis Once, he knew, she would have refused, but ever since he had met her, silken and defenseless, in the hall, she had shown him a shade of pleading humility that almost slipped into obedience. World So Wide by Sinclair Lewis

Robert Louis Stevenson IV. St. Ives is shown a house. Vailima Letters by Robert Louis Stevenson

Rudyard Kipling Rene had never shown me any of these trumpets. Rewards and Fairies by Rudyard Kipling [1910]

An instance of this clash of realism with sentiment is shown in a recent poem where the setting is a physics laboratory. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

I complained that Bombay had been shown more respect than myself, obtaining an immediate admittance to the king’s presence. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

Arthur Machen The fact is, it’s rather a peculiar sort of thing, and I haven’t shown it to any one. The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen

Baldwin Spencer The first is really a very well marked series, of which an excellent example is shown in Plate XXXVI., Fig. 5. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Frances Hodgson Burnett It seemed only right that some pity should be shown to her. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Bram Stoker Had she not classed herself with his nigger servant, an unreformed savage? Had she not shown her preference for him at the festival of his home-coming? Had she not . The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker [1911]

The interpolated character of the Adventures XI to XIII, which are not found in the earlier versions, is shown by the confusion in the location of Siegfried’s court. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

John Locke But having already shown in another place how we get those ideas, it may suffice here to intimate, that most of the denominations of things received from time are only relations. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

William Makepeace Thackeray If the Liberal landlord had shown his principles in his dinner, the Conservative certainly showed his; by conserving as much profit as possible for himself. The Irish Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

Baldwin Spencer The approximate distribution of these tribes is shown in map A. The number opposite each tribe corresponds to the number on the map. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

But could this addition be connected with the phases of the moon? They are sometimes shown on clocks. Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

Anthony Trollope In what way she may there have shown her strength, it would not be well for us to inquire. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

Mark Twain The boy could not have shown a wilder, heartier interest, if she had built a fire under him. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain [1876]

Rudyard Kipling The Upper School will do me one thousand lines apiece in the holidays, to be shown up the evening of the day they come back. Stalky & Co. by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Helen Zimmern After a short stay in London the family went to Edinburgh to visit Henry Edgeworth, who had shown signs of the family malady. Maria Edgeworth by Helen Zimmern

Arthur Conan Doyle How long its effect may last — how long mankind may preserve the humility and reverence which this great shock has taught it — can only be shown by the future. The Poison Belt by Arthur Conan Doyle [1913]

G. K. Chesterton Moderate strength is shown in violence, supreme strength is shown in levity. The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton

The Spanish commander issued strict orders that mercy should be shown to these poor and disabled victims. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Elizabeth Gaskell She was like a child who gets a few pieces of a dissected map, and is confused until a glimpse of the whole unity is shown him. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

He had been shown into a little cabinet, which had statues in it and one great window looking on the lake. Signa by Ouida

Mary Webb Hazel took the arrangements for granted, partly because she had slept in this same room two nights ago, partly because Edward had never shown her a hint of passion. Gone to Earth by Mary Webb [1917]

William Hope Hodgson My search had shown me nothing fresh. The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson

Benjamin Disraeli The Duke bade farewell to Tom Rawlins, and was shown to a bed. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He was under the impression that we still held a considerable balance of his, although my cashier had been most patient with him and shown him his receipts for all that he had withdrawn. The Man Without Nerves by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

She had in her youth shown considerable promise as a poetess, and in her misfortunes she was able to maintain herself and her family by her pen. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

Anthony Trollope We are attracted by salient points, and, seeing them clearly, we jump to conclusions, as though there were a light-house on every point by which the nature of the coast would certainly be shown to us. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The cases which I had been shown were all successful. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

H. G. Wells Unless they can be shown to do that they are dissipations of energy, they are irrelevant and wrong, from the New Republican point of view. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

Arthur Conan Doyle The walls were carefully sounded, and were shown to be quite solid all round, and the flooring was also thoroughly examined, with the same result. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

In the illustration the steps are clearly shown leading to the house at the top. Chinese Pictures by Isabella L. Bird [1900]

Benjamin Disraeli Then they were shown Myra’s room, but she said nothing, standing by with a sweet scoff, as it were, lingering on her lips, while her mother disserted on all the excellences of the chamber. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

Thomas Hardy When I had been shown to my room I waited and hoped for you till the landlord had gone upstairs to bed. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

Anthony Trollope The man was shown up, and in a set speech declared his purpose to Mrs Dosett, and expressed a hope that Lady Albury might have written on the subject. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

Edward Bellamy So I said presently, “It is very ungrateful in me not to be satisfied with such kindness as you have shown me, and are showing me now. Looking Backward From 2000 to 1887 by Edward Bellamy

William Makepeace Thackeray She ought to be shown in a room by herself; and, indeed, would occupy a moderate-sized one with her person and adornments. The Kickleburys on the Rhine by William Makepeace Thackeray [1851]

I used to think her a very stiff, consequential piece of goods when I saw her at the Lawn; but, egad, she has shown herself the genuine metal all through this business. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Robert Louis Stevenson I regret that I should have shown myself once more without those poor attractions which are much, perhaps, to you, but to me are no more considerable than rain that falls into the sea. The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson

George Meredith The sign of his reviving strength was shown by a complaint he launched at the earthy smell of the place. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Anthony Trollope He was a well-known visitor there now, and when the door was opened he expected at once, as usual, to be shown the prisoner’s cell; but instead of that he was taken into the governor’s house. The Macdermots of Ballycloran by Anthony Trollope [1847]

You understand, you are not to speak, but just follow us as if you had shown us all we wanted and we were going out. The Vengeance of Larose by Arthur Gask [1939]

He was thinking that this would afford him an ample revenge, since he could bring dishonor upon Martial, who had shown so little regard for the honor of others. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Baldwin Spencer In these cases a man of column 1, marries a woman of column 2, whose name is in brackets, and their children are shown in column 3. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Anthony Trollope Shortly afterwards Phineas did call in Berkeley Square, and was shown up at once into Lady Baldock’s drawing-room. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

She remembered now little endearments shown to her, the presents brought her from the fair, the efforts made to cheer her with his pleasant stories and quaint jokes. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

T. E. Lawrence A passive defence of the Subh hills had shown that the Arabs did not shine as passive resisters. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Anthony Trollope Their grandeur was shown by the prevalence of their name. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

Elizabeth Gaskell Nicholas wore his usual fustian clothes, but had a bit of black stuff sewn round his hat — a mark of mourning which he had never shown to his daughter Bessy’s memory. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

George Gissing His abandonment of commerce had shown as a strong step in practical wisdom; the fourteen hours of daily reading had flattered his pride. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

I took it for granted that the woman who had been found dead was Ellen Howth. Under those circumstances there was no reason why I should be shown or why I should wish to be shown her photograph. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

Virginia Woolf Or suppose Mrs. Milvain — your Aunt Celia — or Mrs. Cosham, or any other of your aunts or uncles should be shown in and find us alone together. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

But no light being shown any nearer on the coast, and the ship expected every minute to go to pieces, Dodd asked if any one would try to swim ashore with a line made fast to a hawser on board. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

I did not feel too much obliged to the porter who had shown her in. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

Henry James I’m not sure you’ve ever consentingly shown it to anyone. The Golden Bowl by Henry James [1904]

The declination of a magnetick needle above a terrella is shown by means of several equal iron wires, of the length of a barleycorn, arranged along a meridian. On the Magnet by William Gilber

Anthony Trollope Taking them and their work as a whole, I think that they have shown and still show vitality of the best order. North America by Anthony Trollope

Radclyffe Hall If my father had lived he would have shown pity, whereas you showed me none, and yet you were my mother. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

The enemy are shown to be fair-skinned and light-haired, and wear the same Syrian robes; and the river, more green than that at Abou Simbel, is painted in zigzags in the same manner. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Anthony Trollope She should have felt that a touch of such irony might he natural, and that unless it were expressed loudly, or shown actively, it might be left to be suppressed by affection and time. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

Ethel had already shown a great inclination for design, and her father was glad of so favourable an opportunity for cultivating it. Lodore by Mary Shelley

Anthony Trollope When very young, she nad been married, or rather, given in marriage, to a man who in a very few weeks after that ill-fated union had shown himself to be perfectly unworthy of her. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope Lord George had learned this from Mrs. Carbuncle, and had shown that he knew it. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Victor Hugo She would have shown herself without hesitation to a satyr or a eunuch. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Bram Stoker After the marriage, the child, as is shown (or rather inferred), had been sent away for more than a year, which absence had been prolonged for at least six months — as already shown. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

The Jew here is shown to be very old and feeble, clad in antique raiment, with stigmata of the wounds on hands and feet. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

They depicted the whole scene as vividly as if it had been shown to them in a charmed sleep. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Arthur Conan Doyle So I reasoned with myself in the morning, and I tell you the direction of my suspicions, however much the result may have shown that they were unfounded. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle [1902]

James Joyce The end of these discourses was that one night during which she had shown every sign of unusual excitement, Mrs. Sinico caught up his hand passionately and pressed it to her cheek. Dubliners by James Joyce

Arthur Conan Doyle Real, good folk and among the very few of the aristocracy who have shown earnestness and moral courage in this matter. The Land of Mist by Arthur Conan Doyle [1926]

The room into which I had been shown communicated with another, and though the door of communication was shut, I was unpleasantly aware of a conversation that was taking place in the adjoining room. The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman [1911]

Rudyard Kipling In another week I would have shown that I sent the Sending, and they would have discrowned the Old Man of the Mountains who has sent this Sending of mine. Soldiers Three by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Colonel John, during his magistracy, had presided at the witchcraft trials, and had shown himself severe, bigoted, and unrelenting in his spirit toward the accused persons. A Study of Hawthorne by G. P. Lathrop [1876]

A carnelian was shown me which the Gani people gave to Kamrasi many years ago. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

A few weeks later an elephant in the Dresden Zoological Garden, which had shown no previous signs of irritability, broke loose and killed an Englishman who had apparently been teasing it. The Chronicles of Clovis by Saki

Charles Dickens A spot was shown me in the sleeping ward, where a watchman was murdered some years since in the dead of night, in a desperate attempt to escape, made by a prisoner who had broken from his cell. American Notes for General Circulation by Charles Dickens [1842]

There is more kindness shown by the officers to the crew, and by the crew to one another. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

Anthony Trollope The former did nothing — neither harm nor good; and as for the latter, it had broken down and shown itself to be inefficient. North America by Anthony Trollope

In the first scene, she was shown serving dinner to a middle-class family in an oak-paneled dining room full of heavy, carved furniture. The Day of the Locust by Nathanael Wes

Anthony Trollope But Everett Wharton had simply shown himself to be inefficient to earn his own bread. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Marjorie Bowen When have I shown myself such that your master should think I could betray Lombardy to keep one town? Get back, I have no answer save I have left you your lives. The Viper of Milan by Marjorie Bowen [1906]

Oh, there must be something better for a girl to long for! There is something, if one only knew what it was; but nobody has ever shown me, for instance. Tiny Luttrell by E. W. Hornung [1893]

Wilkie Collins He had not yet been shown over Oakapple Hall. On this occasion, the servant conducted him to the music-room. The Poetry Did It by Wilkie Collins [1885]

Baldwin Spencer On the side shown in the illustration there are six bands; two white ones running parallel to one another in the centre and, on each side of these, a white and a yellow, that cross one another. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Robert Louis Stevenson If the injured one could read your heart, you may be sure that he would understand and pardon; but, alas! the heart cannot be shown — it has to be demonstrated in words. Virginibus Puerisque by Robert Louis Stevenson

It is shown but little in recent fiction, perhaps because the modern ghost is reconciled to cremation or is blithely indifferent to what becomes of his body since it no longer rules him. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

I made out that I was a mining magnate from Kimberley, who had had a lot of trouble with I.D.B. and had shown up a gang. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan [1915]

G. K. Chesterton Scott was very far indeed from being a perfect writer, but I do not think that it can be shown that the large and elaborate plan on which his stories are built was by any means an imperfection. Varied Types by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

H. Rider Haggard During the first of these visits she had shown a perfect acquaintance with the circumstances of her engagement, her “flirtation with Mr. Heigham,” as she was pleased to call it. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

Henry Adams When he thought over the subject in the long leisure of later life, he grew cold at the idea of his situation had his father then shown himself what Sumner thought him to be-unfit for his post. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

George Gissing Ida had not shown any especial brilliancy at her books, but the child’s character was a remarkable one, and displayed a strength which might eventually operate either for good or for evil. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

My landlord’s horse had shown himself a very model of equine perfection. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

Andrew Lang She desired him to be shown into a room where she was sitting with her sister. The Grey Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Anthony Trollope The Duchess was then shown upstairs, and was left alone for some minutes in the drawing-room. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Andrew Lang Nor could she have studied their histories beforehand, for she could not know (normally) when she left home, that she was about to be shown a glass ball, or whom she would meet. The Making of Religion by Andrew Lang

Wilkie Collins Her manner betrayed none of the conscious confusion which would have shown itself, if her heart had been secretly inclined toward him. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

George Gissing Alma had never shown herself to more brilliant advantage; kind interpretation might have thought that she had set herself to inspirit the guest in every possible way. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

I have just given the Grand Cordon of my Order to our worthy Archbishop, who has shown a firmness very rare in men of seventy. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

At half-past eight he drove to the Avon Hotel and was shown up at once to his uncle’s sitting-room. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

George Gissing Into this room she knew Mrs. Cumberbatch very seldom came, and here she gave instructions that Arthur should be shown as soon as he arrived. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Henry Handel Richardson She said she guessed he was going to be a dwarf and would have to be shown at an Easter Fair, and Luce looked a reg’lar cry-baby. Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

Wilkie Collins Ralph had never shown much fondness at home, for the refinements of good female society. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Some contemporaries assign a very different motive for the massacre, which, according to them, originated in the cupidity of the Conquerors, as shown by their plundering the bodies of their victims. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Edith Wharton This initiation had shown her that North Dormer was a small place, and developed in her a thirst for information that her position as custodian of the village library had previously failed to excite. Summer by Edith Wharton [1917]

But Rome perished through her native inequality, which how it inveterated the bosoms of the Senate and the people each against other, and even to death, has been shown at large. The Commonwealth of Oceana by James Harrington

George Meredith What men will do, and amorously minded men will do, is less the question than what it is politic they should be shown to do. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Anthony Trollope The clothing of the men is shown by the printed statement of their War Department to amount to $3. North America by Anthony Trollope

He does, he must love me a little: he would have shown some token of affection: in his eye, on his lips, I should have read comfort: but the chance is lost. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

Baldwin Spencer Not only is he shown these ceremonies but, for the first time, he sees and actually handles a kunapippi. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

The skewer being shown to him, he was certain it was the same one. Marauders by Night by Arthur Gask [1951]

William Hope Hodgson And, truly, if the Lady Mirdath had a strange pleasure in my strength, I had likewise a constant wonder and marvel in her beauty, that had shown but the more lovely in the candle-light at dinner. The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson

Arthur Conan Doyle After dinner we were all shown into a small ante-chamber, set round with velvet settees, where we were to wait till the Duke was ready to see us. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

Why should not the same skill be shown in the manufacture of a mask? Our faces, in one sense, are nothing but masks. Marvels and Mysteries by Richard Marsh

William Henry Bragg The results are shown in Fig. 55. Studies in Radioactivity by William Henry Bragg [1912]

In the animals they are less mingled, for there each is shown to us in his own becoming shape; those Powers are the archetypes of the beasts, and very much more, but we need not talk of that. The Place of the Lion by Charles Williams [1931]

But the little Hanoverian is at least honest, and has shown his mettle against the Turks, while the Stuarts are as false as they are feeble: ingrates to their friends and trucklers to their foes. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

Edith Wharton When they got back to the hotel and were shown to their room, Vance said abruptly: “You go down to dinner alone. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

Mark Twain The incipient mutineer was more outraged than ever, then, at what he denounced as the partiality shown the captain’s table over the other tables in the ship. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Henry James That it was exactly the thing is shown by its success. The Golden Bowl by Henry James [1904]

Elizabeth Gaskell She threw down her music, and rushed out of the room, leaving Margaret standing confused and blushing to explain to the astonished guests what vision had shown itself to cause Edith’s sudden flight. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

Wilkie Collins Reckless what I said or what I did, I introduced myself as her relative, and asked to be shown into a quiet room in which I could write a letter. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

To be jealous of the favor shown to his boyish brother could never for a moment have come into his imagination. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

Calton came down to St Kilda, and was shown into the drawing-room where Mrs Villiers, calm and impenetrable looking as ever, sat writing letters. Madame Midas by Fergus Hume

If beautiful objects had been created solely for man’s gratification, it ought to be shown that before man appeared, there was less beauty on the face of the earth than since he came on the stage. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

Anthony Trollope His rank is shown by the name on his portmanteau, and his former address and present destination by a card which was attached. Thackeray by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Margaret Oliphan We have all taken it for granted that no mercy was to be shown to the Brontës. The Sisters Brontë by Margaret Oliphan

Radclyffe Hall On the eighth day, however, it dawned upon Stephen that Collins should be shown the proof of her devotion. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

Margaret Oliphant Fordham looked at him with a certain haughty offence: he had made the offer as though it were a very disagreeable expedient, but resented instantly the tacit neglect of it shown by his companion. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

Sermons might make an impression for the moment; personal sympathy, shown in the moment when it was needed, might change the whole current of a life. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

Arthur Conan Doyle As to Middlesex, your card has already shown me that you are a stockbroker from Throgmorton Street. What other regiment would you join?” “You see everything. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

That the Nzadi is capable of supplying something better than slaves may be shown by a list of what its banks produce. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

Look at my eyes and you will see what no looking-glass has ever shown you—a frank and honorable countenance. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

Baldwin Spencer He is very often shown the Kurrabidji and every now and then his father comes and looks at him, but no one else, and he must not go anywhere near his lubra. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

R. D. Blackmore Stand up, men, and face, like innocent men, whatever can be shown against you. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Henry James A near view, however, would have shown that Godfrey Chart hadn’t taken so much trouble only to skim the surface. The Marriages by Henry James [1891]

The elder De Candolle and Lyell have largely and philosophically shown that all organic beings are exposed to severe competition. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

Besides, this wasn’t a wood, it was the grounds of some house, and the map had shown no house in the Skyre glen . The Frying-Pan and the Fire by John Buchan

Edith Wharton How much she had wanted this particular thing was shown by the way in which, on the last day, when all peril was over, she bloomed out in renovated splendour. The Hermit and the Wild Woman and other stories by Edith Wharton [1908]

His learning was shown by his publishing at St. Petersburg Targum, a work containing translations from 30 languages. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

It can thus be shown that neither sterility nor fertility affords any certain distinction between species and varieties. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

Uncle Jesse’s fussiness had been increasing of late till at times even she, toward whom he had always shown tolerance not bestowed on the rest of the world, found it hard to get on with him. Claimed! by Francis Stevens

George Meredith But the old vixen has shown her hand, so now he must fight. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Bronislaw Malinowski All these points appear at first sight rather impalpable, but as shown above they may afford good hints, especially if taken into account simultaneously. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

Wilkie Collins They ordered beds at the inn, and were shown into the best parlor to wait for supper. The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins [1857]

Not Tolstoy, not Ibsen himself, has more profoundly and indignantly felt the injustice of civilization, or more insistently shown the falsity of its fundamental pretensions. Emile Zola by William Dean Howells

Elizabeth Gaskell She went to her mother, and kissed her with more of affection than she had shown to any one for weeks before; and the kiss was returned with warm fondness. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

Wherefore the graver have doubtlessly shown their prudence in the law whereby the magistracy of these councillors being to last till’ their successors be created, the council is established. The Commonwealth of Oceana by James Harrington

Anthony Trollope He had talked to her much of the chance that had come in his way, and had shown himself to be very ambitious of the honour offered to him. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

How truly so, he began to realize when he noted the blush with which his presence was hailed by women and the respect shown him by men of his own stamp. The Circular Study by Anna Katharine Green

Anthony Trollope She had thought it probable that there might be some opposition shown to her plan when it was first brought forward. Linda Tressel by Anthony Trollope [1868]

As shown in the preceding note, Martin adopted this view. On the Magnet by William Gilber

Henry James She left her companions together and Gaston returned to the subject of Mr. Munster, Mr. Dosson’s former partner, to whom he had taken a letter and who had shown him every sort of civility. The Reverberator by Henry James [1888]

There is cleverness and to spare in the way the wiles of this sly jade are related, and falsehood shown as a fine art in the service of passional love. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

Robert Louis Stevenson Besides which, after so much affection shown and (I believe) felt upon both sides, it would have looked cold- like to be anyways stiff. Catriona by Robert Louis Stevenson

Nathaniel Hawthorne He has certainly shown great tenderness for Priscilla.” Zenobia had turned aside. The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

Rudyard Kipling And what can I say of the good-will shown to me on my too short visit to the threshold of your country, except that it has been as lavish as the beauty of land and sea and life that surrounds us. A Book of Words by Rudyard Kipling [1928]

H. G. Wells Perhaps they did not know how to play yet and might like to be shown — of course for quite nominal stakes. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

Andrew Lang What between admiration for the Princess and annoyance at the hesitation shown by her ambassadors the Prince was too much agitated to choose any other name than the one by which he was always known. The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

G. K. Chesterton They must describe Mr. Lloyd George as using his eloquence to rouse the mob, whereas he has really shown considerable cleverness in damping it down. A Miscellany of Men by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

Theodore Dreiser He had merely shown him and his friends financial possibilities which they were only too eager to seize upon. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Anthony Trollope That Beatrice should have allowed this would not have surprised her; but it was to be expected that Augusta would have shown better judgment. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

William Hazlitt Shakespeare has in this play shown himself well versed in history and state affairs. Characters of Shakespeare’s Plays by William Hazlitt [1817]

Anthony Trollope Caroline had never told her aunt that that letter had been shown to Mr. Harcourt, and had no intention of telling her so now. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

Arthur Conan Doyle Sir Edward was not very sanguine, for many attempts had been made upon Sharkey, and their results had shown that he was as cunning as he was ruthless. The Green Flag by Arthur Conan Doyle [1900]

At the same instant the woman inside drew a second handkerchief from her pocket, and exchanged it for that which had just been shown to her. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Willa Cather His brothers had shown their disapproval of him ever since he first went away to school. O Pioneers! by Willa Cather [1913]

Andrew Lang Would it not be better if I fed them every day?’ ‘Much better,’ said they, ‘and we shall feel any kindnesses you do towards the cat or the pigeons exactly as if they were shown to ourselves. The Grey Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Henry James They had had the fortune not to find Mr. Waterlow at home, so that they were free to express themselves and the pictures were shown them by his servant. The Reverberator by Henry James [1888]

E. F. Benson An inspection of it, or a copy of it, would have shown her that it contained no such condition, and that Branwell’s name does not appear in it at all. Charlotte Bronte by E. F. Benson [1932]

Their artificial character is shown by their meanings. The Book of the Dead by E. A. Wallis Budge

Once, she had just been shown the entrance to the dungeons and that was all. The Hidden Door by Arthur Gask [1934]

M. P. Shiel For the favours shown to Cobby, his elevation to an army command, were curious, perplexing and mal vus, especially in army circles. Children of the Wind by M. P. Shiel [1923]

Sigmund Freud We all know how much of this turning away from the painful, the tactics of the ostrich, may still be shown as present even in the normal psychic life of adults. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

H. G. Wells Since that experience he has been shown anatomical figures of the brain, and he knows now that this is that useless structure, as doctors call it, the pineal eye. Twelve Stories and a Dream by H. G. Wells [1903]

I asked to be shown my berth; she looked hard at me, muttered something about its being unusual for passengers to come on board at that hour, and seemed disposed to be less than civil. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

Anthony Trollope There is no such evidence as to Emilius, even if he could be shown to have had a latch-key. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Edith Wharton Gladys Toy’s cheeks were as smooth as nectarines; and the keen morning light had shown him that she wasn’t in the least made up. Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton [1927]

Except Cervantes, it is difficult to think of any novelist who had shown himself able to supply the want. The English Novel by George Saintsbury [1913]

Sinclair Lewis The terrible thing happened when the Board of Regents were being shown through the campus. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

Robert Louis Stevenson Yesterday, while I lay asleep in the afternoon, a very lucky thing happened; the Chief Justice came to call; met one of our employes on the road; and was shown what I had done to the road. Vailima Letters by Robert Louis Stevenson

It is very highly decorated, the designs shown in this picture being elabor-ately wrought in lacquered work of gold and colours. Chinese Pictures by Isabella L. Bird [1900]

Anna Katherine Green Women of her kind think in this way of such matters, and act upon them too as is shown by the fact that, on following him here, she passed herself off as a woman separated from her husband. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

John Morley Fox criticised the increase of our forces, and incidentally hinted something in praise of the French army, which had shown that a man could be a soldier without ceasing to be a citizen. Burke by John Morley [1879]

Then Loding had brought those photographs to Kew, and had shown him Patrick, and he had had that odd feeling of identification, of partisanship. Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey

Gertrude Stein Picasso, on the contrary, never in all his life has shown in any salon. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]