Phrases with "shown"

And when his turn came, when they were all dead, and the grim, red-handed man trod at him, Fionn may have shivered, but he would have shown his teeth and laid roundly on the monster with his hands. Irish Fairy Tales by James Stephens

Katherine Mansfield Never yet has it shown the slightest sign of a hoop!” He bumped against my knees and excused himself and the cart. In a German Pension by Katherine Mansfield [1911]

At Pau he had been shown the cradle of Henry IV., which was the shell of a tortoise. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Rudyard Kipling Great favour and honour has the Sahib done me, and graciously has he shown his belief that the horses are stolen. Soldiers Three by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Baldwin Spencer Thus, reading across the page, men of the sub-classes shown in column 1 must marry women of the sub-classes shown in column 2. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

When they had shown me everything of special interest in the pleasant old place, Clarice and Madelon ran off to dress for walking, in order to accompany us to Côtenoir, where we were to dine. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

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

Elizabeth Gaskell The trust was shown by his respectful silence on that one point of reserve on which she had interdicted conversation. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

E. Phillips Oppenheim A young man of wholesome but somewhat ordinary appearance and indifferently dressed was in due course shown in. The Man Without Nerves by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Frances Hodgson Burnett It had been waxen pallid and had shown piteous hollows. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Swift’s youth, which has shown itself in these fears, comes out also in the ease with which he now forgot them. Tiny Luttrell by E. W. Hornung [1893]

Mostly women who had to be shown the house and the garden — I wish I were a better show-woman, Dick, for I become paralysed with boredom when I have to expound our possessions. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

Sinclair Lewis Growing older, they had shown variations of civilization and maturity. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

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]

The certificates were shown him. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

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

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]

Anatole France Polyænus, sir, has written, in the Greek language a book on Stratagems, wherein is shown to what excess deceit is pushed by the great leaders. At the Sign of the Reine Pédauque by Anatole France

Isabella Bird Blacks of the purest negro type frequently attend on women, and indeed consequence is shown by the possession of a number of them. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

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 Worse still, it will be shown to have been kept afloat for years by means which will be deemed fraudulent. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

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

Arthur Conan Doyle In her poor, dim, eventless life the sole bright spot had been the attention which the young merchant had occasionally shown her. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

William Hazlitt Shakespeare has in this play and elsewhere shown the same penetration into political character and the springs of public events as into those of everyday life. Characters of Shakespeare’s Plays by William Hazlitt [1817]

She had many a time felt humiliated by the self-sacrifice and disinterestedness shown by the Gascon gentleman. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

Edith Wharton And that very morning he had been ordered to pick the melon, which was to be shown next day at the county fair, and to bring it in for Mr. Lenman to gaze on its blonde virginity. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

Edith Wharton This man has got to be shown up, and the Lindons have had the pluck to do what everybody else has shirked. Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton [1927]

H. Rider Haggard From the beginning she had detested Leonard and been jealous of him, and incautiously enough he had always shown his dislike and distrust of her. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

He’s shown me her photograph in one of the newspapers, and I remember her quite well. Marauders by Night by Arthur Gask [1951]

That humanism’s critics have never imagined this attitude inwardly, is shown by their invariable tactics. Essays in Radical Empiricism by William James

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]

But, unless we are to suppose that Mr. Dombey hated his daughter from the first, the disfavour shown by him on her account to young Walter Gay remains without adequate explanation. Dickens by Adolphus William Ward [1882]

Sir Walter Scott The Colonel rung for Barnes to desire that the persons who came in the carriage might be shown into a separate room, being altogether uncertain whom it might contain. Guy Mannering by Sir Walter Scott [1815]

Anthony Trollope As she had shown herself inclined to withdraw herself from him, he had become more resolute in his desire to follow her up, and to hold by his engagement. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

Jules Verne But, perhaps, he was wrong not to follow the watercourse, as he and Herbert had done on their first excursion, for after walking an hour not a creature had shown itself. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

My archæological fancies passed; I had no visits from anthropologists; the bones and skull were never shown to experts, but remained packed in a chest in that lumber-room. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

Olaf Stapledon Sometimes, for instance, she had shown a tendency to think for herself. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

They had not shown much interest in the elephant when he was merely ravaging their homes, but it was different now that he was going to be shot. Collected Essays by George Orwell

Native craft lie inside, opposite the ruins of a stone house: the existence of a former population is shown by the many graves on the upper plateau. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

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]

It might perhaps be shown how in more important artistic efforts than fashions of dress this age displayed its aversion from simplicity and moderation. Chaucer by Adolphus William Ward [1879]

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

Henry James It was still more convincing than if she had done any of the common things — stammered, changed colour, shown an apprehension of what the person named might have said to me. The Sacred Fount by Henry James [1901]

Arthur Conan Doyle The printer was shown into a small waiting-room, where two men, one a postman and the other apparently a small tradesman, were seated. The Parish Magazine by Arthur Conan Doyle [1930]

When the maid asked me for my name I gave it automatically, and was shown into the smoking-room, on the right side of the hall. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan [1915]

Henry James She has really shown him, with her youth and her natural charm, nothing more than common friendliness. Louisa Pallant by Henry James [1888]

Indeed! Pah! You’ll have to be shown that somebody can. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Here is shown his sword, eight feet in length, which they say he used in the conquest of France. His queen’s epitaph: Here lies Queen Philippa, wife of Edward III. Learn to live. Travels in England during the reign of Queen Elizabeth by Paul Hentzner

Henry James Mrs. Gereth was generously sorry, but she was still more surprised — surprised at Fleda’s not having liked to be shown off to Owen as the right sort of wife for him. The Spoils of Poynton by Henry James [1897]

Does not he? Poor Maurice! he is desperately in love with her!’ ‘As is shown by his pining melancholy. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

Arnold Bennett He was of the generation of Sarah Gailey, and Sarah Gailey was the contemporary of her dead mother! And he had never shown for her any sentiment but that of a benevolently teasing kindliness. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

Rudyard Kipling I am certain that he said he had been moving in worlds not realised, and that they had shown him the Empire in a new light. Many Inventions by Rudyard Kipling [1893]

Wilkie Collins The plainest question I could put as a stranger would be to inquire if the house was allowed to be shown to visitors. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

William Henry Bragg His apparatus is shown in Fig. 38. Studies in Radioactivity by William Henry Bragg [1912]

Edith Wharton There seemed, therefore, a certain fitness in the appearance of the man’s card, and the Governor with a sigh gave orders that Gregg should be shown in. The Hermit and the Wild Woman and other stories by Edith Wharton [1908]

Arthur Conan Doyle We will be shown into the sitting-room to wait for the lady; but it is probable that when she comes she may find neither us nor the photograph. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

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

Wilkie Collins On Miss Verinder’s own authority — a perfectly unassailable authority, as you are aware, in the estimation of Mr. Bruff — that explanation of the circumstances was now shown to be utterly wrong. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Charles Dickens A similar handful had been experimentally boiled six hours, and had shown no signs of softening. The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens [1860]

Wilkie Collins I rose to take my leave, and to thank Mrs. Clements for the friendly readiness she had shown in affording me information. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

William Henry Bragg From the inclination of the curve at the origin shown by OP, it appears that when the Sn X rays pass into the chamber through a silver leaf weighing 0. Studies in Radioactivity by William Henry Bragg [1912]

The absence of the Spanish monarch from his dominions, and the troubles of the country, can alone explain the supine indifference shown by the government to the prosecution of this great enterprise. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Immediately the trepidation she had shown at the approach of a stranger’s hand towards that article of clothing was explained. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green

Overcome by injustice, he expected to find, she said, as much generosity in me as had been shown to him by the Royalist family which had given him a refuge. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

Francis Bacon It is shown also to some degree in some gangrenes and mortifications, which do not excite great heat or pain on account of the subtle nature of putrefaction. The New Organon by Francis Bacon [1620]

Then, Ruth must be shown to her room. Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley [1889]

Rudyard Kipling I looked at the Amir. Up till then he had not shown the shadow of a sign of astonishment or anything else. The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling [1894]

Rose of Dawn has run several times, but so far, has never shown any promise at all. The Secret of the Sandhills by Arthur Gask [1921]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle If it ‘ad been royalty the railway folk couldn’t ha’ shown it more respec’. The Doings of Raffles Haw by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Thomas Paine Long experience had shown that parliaments would follow any change of ministers, and on this they rested their hopes and their expectations. The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine [1791]

Henry James She had put her thought to the proof, and the proof had shown its edge; this was what was before her, that she was no longer playing with blunt and idle tools, with weapons that didn’t cut. The Golden Bowl by Henry James [1904]

Anthony Trollope He sent up his name, with his compliments, and the Countess allowed him to be shown into her room. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

Arthur Machen And yet it was no mirage; there was not a step that could not be demonstrated, shown to be based on hard; matter-of-fact business considerations. The Secret Glory by Arthur Machen

Henry Handel Richardson On the other hand, had John shown the least desire for religious consolation, Richard would have been the person to see that he got it. The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

Anthony Trollope It has never shown a factious inclination to hinder government by unnecessary interference, or a disposition to clip the President’s wings by putting itself altogether at variance with him. North America by Anthony Trollope

Elizabeth Gaskell His love was shown fitfully, and more in ways calculated to please himself than to please me. The Grey Woman by Elizabeth Gaskell [1861]

Helen Zimmern Happily it was spared from pillage, thanks to one of the invaders, to whom Mr. Edgeworth had once shown kindness. Maria Edgeworth by Helen Zimmern

But that he had not accepted the yoke without some painful sense of degradation, is shown by the bitterness of many of his remarks, when in his correspondence he alludes to the subject. Robert Burns by John Campbell Shairp [1879]

There were boys on the farm besides Dick, and no favour could be shown to one more than to another. Dick Mitchel by Ellen Wood [1870]

Andrew Lang But he speaks by conjecture, and without having witnessed experiments, as will be shown later. The Making of Religion by Andrew Lang

Fred would have been so delighted with you, if you’d shown agricultural proclivities. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

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]

Gertrude Stein Their pictures were to be shown in the Petit Palais opposite the Grand Palais where the great spring salon was held. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

Anthony Trollope I believe a case can be tried again if it can be shown that the lawyers have mismanaged it. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

T. H. Huxley If Lamarck could have shown experimentally, that even races of animals could be produced in this way, there might have been some ground for his speculations. Essays by T. H. Huxley

Elizabeth Gaskell Of such was William Dixon. He was a shrewd clever farmer, in his day and generation, when shrewdness was rather shown in the breeding and rearing of sheep and cattle than in the cultivation of land. Half a Life-time Ago by Elizabeth Gaskell [1855]

This was at five, or, to be exact, three minutes before that hour, as shown by the clock she had carelessly set in her lighter moments. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green

We, also, were strongly shown by the light of the doorway behind us, and by the torches burning in the gallery. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Thomas Hardy Youths and girls who are men and women before they come of age are nobodies by the time that backward people have shown their full compass. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

Henry James But Mr. Moreen was always enough a man of the world to let things pass — he had certainly shown that. The Pupil by Henry James [1891]

Marie Corelli And I fear — I very much fear — that it is because in many cases we have not shown the example expected of us, that heresy and atheism are so common among the people of the present day. The Master-Christian by Marie Corelli [1900]

Arthur Conan Doyle This gentleman hath shown me a rough welcome, and if I have answered him in the same spirit he has but himself to thank. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Wilkie Collins The doctor at Rubbleford don’t doubt but what it may be got right again; but he said she ought to be shown to some great London doctor as soon as possible. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

George Meredith According to the rumours, Mr. Radnor had not shown the symptoms before the appearance of his daughter. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

Arthur Machen I could have shown you how to make the notes; there are crotchets, you know, and quavers. The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen [1907]

Ford Madox Ford And you can thank Captain Tietjens for the clemency the general has shown you!’ The hut now reeling a little, Tietjens put the opened smelling bottle to his nostrils. No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

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]

Oscar Wilde Was the world going to be shown his secret? Were people to gape at the mystery of his life? That was impossible. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

Wilkie Collins I asked for Miss Dulcifer, and was shown into the sitting-room. A Rogue’s Life by Wilkie Collins [1879]

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]

Baldwin Spencer Spencer and Gillen, The Northern Tribes of Central Australia.] These are, as shown in the following table, four class and no sub-class names. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

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]

Wilkie Collins With the same excess of attention and care which she had shown on the way to the housekeeper’s room, she now led him up the west staircase. The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins [1857]

E. F. Benson She had not shown the smallest sign of amorousness this morning. Lucia in London by E. F. Benson [1927]

No noisy demonstration here; admiration and love were shown in looks and the low-breathed prayer for her welfare which escaped from more than one pair of lips. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

There remain the magnetical motions, and their fuller philosophy, shown and demonstrated. On the Magnet by William Gilber

Truths which were familiar and boring to me in life were shown to me in a different light in this book, without malice and quite calmly. In the World by Maksim Gorky

His greatest power is, however, shown in those works which deal with Scotland in the 18th century, such as Kidnapped, Catriona, and Weir of Hermiston, and in those, e. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

Henry James The civilization of a country should be measured by the deference shown to the weaker sex. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

Henry Handel Richardson Certainly Tilly had never shown to more advantage. The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

Anthony Trollope She was mortified that the man whom she owned to herself that she loved should have concealed his love from her and shown it to another. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Virginia Woolf The boldness which is a proof of vigour is shown by his defence of “Chevy Chase”. The Common Reader by Virginia Woolf [1925]

Charles Dickens Nor was it any satisfaction to be shown the Mask, and see that it was made of paper, or to have it locked up and be assured that no one wore it. A Christmas Tree by Charles Dickens [1850]

George Gissing I do not like to think of his wife suffering, but it is the attribute of sins such as his that they involve the innocent with the guilty; and then she has shown herself so wretchedly weak. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

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

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]

Robert Louis Stevenson It was the first door, in my acquaintance of her, which she had not shown an indecent haste to enter. Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes by Robert Louis Stevenson

Gaston Leroux The Persian at once felt who his singular visitor was and ordered him to be shown in. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux [1910]

It was a question which much occupied him at various times of his life, and on which it cannot be shown that he really changed his opinions. Dickens by Adolphus William Ward [1882]

Charles Dickens I have never shown any weakness that I can charge myself with. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

Watkin Tench When a turtle was shown to Arabanoo, he would not allow it to be a fish, and could not be induced to eat of it. A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson by Watkin Tench

Henry Handel Richardson Not thus would guilt have shown itself. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

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

This harmony of the magnetick form is shown also in the forms of vegetables. On the Magnet by William Gilber

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]

Wilkie Collins I believe that I never really knew how to touch tender leaves tenderly until now, when I gather them with the knowledge that they are all to be shown to you, and all to be placed in your dear hand. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

Anthony Trollope I went down to Hendon Hall, and was shown into the drawing-room. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

He was paraded through the Garden, shown all the reliques of Saints and Martyrs, and treated with as much respect and distinction as had He been the Pope himself. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

Benjamin Disraeli Not that I think any quarter ought to be shown to her after joining those atrocious Whigs, but to be sure she was corrupted by her husband, whom I remember the most thorough Tory going. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

William Henry Bragg The apparatus is shown in Fig. 54. Studies in Radioactivity by William Henry Bragg [1912]

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

Had his Youth been passed in the world, He would have shown himself possessed of many brilliant and manly qualities. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

Edgar Allan Poe Here is a watercolor drawing, which I should have shown you before, but which an unaccountable sentiment of horror has hitherto prevented me from showing. Old World Romances by Edgar Allan Poe

Edith Wharton AT half-past six that afternoon, just as Amherst, on his return from the mills, put the key into his door at Hanaford, Mrs. Ansell, in New York, was being shown into Mr. Langhope’s library. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

George Eliot Of late, Esther’s anxious observation had been drawn to a change in Mrs Transome, shown in many small ways which only women notice. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

Answers had been given with precision, explanations made at length, and anxiety shown to satisfy my inquiries. The Household Wreck by Thomas De Quincey [1838]

To this hour on the border of the lake is shown a half-dug trench—the signet of their impiety. The Celtic Twilight by William Butler Yeats [1893]

And we English have ever shown the same homage to stubborn enmity. Joan of Arc by Thomas De Quincey

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle The Simpson incident had shown me that a dog was kept in the stables, and yet, though someone had been in and had fetched out a horse, he had not barked enough to arouse the two lads in the loft. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

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]

Ralph Waldo Emerson We must do with them as the police do with old rogues, who are shown up to the public at the marshal’s office. Representative Men by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1850]

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

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]

Anthony Trollope Of course it will be shown to all her friends and may possibly find its way into print. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

Pu Songling He would have run away had not the men, laughing and jesting, shown him what the Ghost in reality was — a long dress hung in a corner to a big hook, on which sat a black cat mewing desperately. Strange Stories from the Lodge of Leisures by Pu Songling [1740]

Anthony Trollope She had not done this but had shown herself angry and sore, and was now ashamed of her own petulance, yet unable to discontinue it. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins Experience had already satisfied her on one important point — experience had shown that she could set the rooted distrust of the other servants safely at defiance. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

That remedies should be shown not to cure diseases when they do not produce symptoms resembling those presented in these diseases. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

George Gissing She felt sure that they could pay if they liked; but because she had shown herself soft and patient, they took advantage of her. A Charming Family by George Gissing

Charles Dickens A fortnight afterwards, he was found dead in bed (they said), and his body was shown to the people, and Lord Suffolk came in for the best part of his estates. A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens [1852]

Baldwin Spencer A man wearing it is shown in Fig. 8. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Sir Richard Burton Wherefore there was naught sold in Baghdad by way of rarities and things of price or Mamelukes or handmaidens but was first shown to him. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

If the Sharpes are ever to be rid of this thing the girl’s story has to be shown to be nonsense. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

Louis Pasteur M. Berthelot also has shown that this substance may be isolated by precipitating it with alcohol, in the same way as diastase is precipitated from its solutions. The physiological theory of fermentation by Louis Pasteur

Gaston Leroux One fact was certain, that Christine, who until then had shown herself the stronger of the two, became suddenly inexpressibly nervous. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux [1910]

However this was, Brian Walford had, even in trifles, shown himself evasive and shifty. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Edith Wharton But it has been just the same with all the others you’ve shown me. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

Elizabeth Gaskell When baby is twelve months old, we’ll talk about it again, and very likely before then some opening may be shown us. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

H. G. Wells How easily the spirit of an air police can be de-nationalised is shown by the instance of the air patrols on the United States–Canadian border, to which President Roosevelt drew my attention. The New World Order by H. G. Wells

Arthur Conan Doyle I advise you to be careful, Captain Fowler. You’ve shown once before that you are liable to do things before you have thought of the consequence. Danger! and other stories by Arthur Conan Doyle [1918]

Rudyard Kipling He had found more wonders beneath his knife than earth or the planets had theretofore shown him. A Book of Words by Rudyard Kipling [1928]

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

He might have shown a little more sympathy! she thought. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

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]

Washington Irving Sir, had he shown it to any one friend, he would not have been allowed to publish it. The Life of Oliver Goldsmith by Washington Irving [1840]

Henry Handel Richardson I shall then get a good deal more deference shown me than I should at present, a mere nobody, sprung from the dickens knows where. The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

Anthony Trollope He was told that the Earl was out with the young ladies, and was shown to his room. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope The infinite simplicity and silliness of mankind and womankind at large were too well known to the Serjeant to cause him dismay, let them be shown in ever so egregious a fashion. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

Edgar Allan Poe We have still a thirst unquenchable, to allay which he has not shown us the crystal springs. The Poetic Principle by Edgar Allan Poe [1848]

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

These I can not by any means destroy nor hinder, but that they will gather bones and noxious herbs, as soon as the fleeting moon has shown her beauteous face. The Works of Horace by translated literally into English prose by Christopher Smar

Henry Handel Richardson Lilith also resented her having shown that she could do it — and this feeling was generally shared. The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson

George Eliot Labron might have shown himself, if not Lukyn. I could have alleged business myself if I had thought proper. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

George Gissing Still, I had rather you had shown an interest in my doings. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Edith Wharton Fulvia had hitherto shown a gay indifference to the discomforts of the journey; but she presently began to complain of the cold and to question Odo anxiously as to the length of the way. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

H.P. Lovecraft Probably we had not given up our zeal to glimpse the abyss itself, though there was interposed a new goal in the form of that great circular place shown on the crumpled sketches we had found. At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft [1931]

Sir Walter Scott It is for you to consider whether you will put your fortune and happiness into the hands of one, who has shown himself unworthy of all trust. The Fortunes of Nigel by Sir Walter Scott [1822]

Anthony Trollope But should it ever come to pass that a black-browed baby with a yellow skin should be shown to the world as Lord Silverbridge, Lady Glencora knew that her peace of mind would be gone for ever. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

T. E. Lawrence Auda laughed the loudest and longest, for he loved a jest upon himself; and the fatuousness of my epic had shown him his own sure mastery of descriptive action. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Guy de Maupassan At such times, without confiding to Heaven the cause for her appeal, treating God with the same naïve hypocrisy that is shown to a husband, she asked Him to succor her. Strong as Death by Guy de Maupassan

H. G. Wells But where has my story got to? My uncle, I say, decided I must be shown London, and out we three went as soon as my aunt had got her hat on, to catch all that was left of the day. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

Oscar Wilde But you are quite right, Dorian. I should have shown myself more of an artist. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

Stumbling back, she looked me wildly in the eye and answered, with an effrontery she had never shown me before, that she was flying to escape a hated marriage. The Old Stone House and other stories by Anna Katharine Green

She had already shown him in a much smaller matter what was the forfeit to be paid for any resistance to her will. Bacon by R. W. Church [1884]

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]

Then it would be shown what reliance could be placed on anything which he might say. Tom Ossington’s Ghost by Richard Marsh [1898]

Charles Dickens And then he recollected, that of those with whom he had communicated since the Phantom’s disappearance, that boy alone had shown no sign of being changed. The Haunted Man and the Ghost’s Bargain by Charles Dickens [1848]

Bram Stoker Her ability was shown not only by what she could do and did at this time of her life, but by the manner in which she developed her natural gifts as time went on. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

The respective provinces of a commonwealth and a church are strictly defined, and are shown to be perfectly distinct. Locke by Thomas Fowler [1880]

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]

It seemed as if Fareham had lifted a mask and shown her his real countenance, with all the lines that tell a life history. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

Virginia Woolf But now his life had changed; his attitude had changed; his feelings were different; new aims and possibilities had been shown him, and they had an almost irresistible fascination and force. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

Edgar Allan Poe How much was irrelevant is shown by the brevity of the space in which we have recorded, somewhat at length, all the influential incidents of a drama of five acts. Criticism by Edgar Allan Poe

The luggage of the new people, who had just been shown to their chambers, was being taken in; the carriage containing Dr. and Mrs. Lewis was then just driving up. Anne by Ellen Wood [1876]

Jeremy Bentham When it shall be shown to be connected with reason and philosophy, and shall have been rendered easy of acquisition, it will even become a disgrace not to be acquainted with it. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

Wilkie Collins I have already shown you that a woman can reason. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

George Eliot There was not the slightest promise of love toward him in her manner; it was nothing more than the sweet girlish tenderness she had shown him when she was twelve. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

George Gissing We should both dearly like to see a certain person shown up. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

We have no means of knowing his intentions, at this distance of time, otherwise than as they are shown by his actions. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

But this much I will say — it’s the sweetest thing, and you’ve shown the loveliest taste, and if it weren’t such a dreadful give-away I’d like to wear it awfully. The Imperialist by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1904]