Phrases with "shows"

And when we all stick fast, it is just the use of a man of genius that he comes and shows us the meaning of the thing. Coral and Coral Reefs by Thomas Henry Huxley

Leslie Stephen The Directions to Servants shows an equal amount of thought exerted upon the various misdoings of the class assailed. Swift by Leslie Stephen [1882]

Bronislaw Malinowski Or he shows him how to procure this or that animal, or other article of food, in the easiest way. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

Thomas Hardy Your taking all this trouble shows that something more serious than love had to do with the matter. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu Time, as mechanical science shows us, is an element in power; and patience is in durability. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]

Baldwin Spencer The lines are so close that only a very little bit of the background shows through, producing a very pleasing and characteristic effect. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Thomas Paine The following table shows the amount of the tax on every thousand separately, and in the last column the total amount of all the separate sums collected. The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine [1791]

John Stuart Mill All he shows is that the consequences of their universal adoption would be such as no one would choose to incur. Utilitarianism by John Stuart Mill

H. G. Wells, in A Wonderful Visit shows us another side of the picture, for he draws an angel down and lets him tell the citizens of the earth of the land he comes from. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Arthur Conan Doyle Giving pain to any creature weaker than himself seems to be his one idea of amusement, and he shows quite remarkable talent in planning the capture of mice, little birds, and insects. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

At the entrance to the garden, the man leapt to avoid a flower bed! the point of the foot, more deeply imprinted than usual, shows it. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

The conduct of his work, no less than its diction, shows the cultivated scholar, practised in the art of composition. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Thomas Paine It shows that something is wrong in the system of government that injures the felicity by which society is to be preserved. The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine [1791]

Gertrude Stein To settle upon and to settle under shows more than the similar circle it shows the degree which makes more similarity than that, it sinks higher and there is no roar. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

Rudyard Kipling A little incident that came within my experience a while ago shows that that difficulty is always being raised by the most unexpected people all about the world. A Book of Words by Rudyard Kipling [1928]

That shows that we cannot deal with this question fully until we have made up our minds as to what the principal subjects of education ought to be. Science and Education by Thomas Henry Huxley

Gertrude Stein It shows that there is no mistake. Tender Buttons by Gertrude Stein [1914]

Anthony Trollope The story only shows how great had been the attention given to every detail of his last moments, and what the people in Rome had learned to say of them. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

William Makepeace Thackeray Though she is kind to all, it must be owned she shows the most gross favoritism towards the amiable children. Dr. Birch and his young friends by William Makepeace Thackeray [1849]

The Warning, by Josephine Daskam Bacon, shows the case of a man who lives years in another country during a few moments of acute mental strain carried to the point of paranoia. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

George Meredith Ay, and over every height Life for them shall wave a wand: That, the last, where sits affright, Homely shows the stream beyond. Poems and Lyrics of the Joy of Earth by George Meredith [1883]

And so soon as a case of reversion to non-predatory human nature shows itself on these upper levels, it is commonly weeded out and thrown back to the lower pecuniary levels. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

Algernon Blackwood She shows her all, tells everything — she shouts, she never whispers. The Garden of Survival by Algernon Blackwood [1918]

Leslie Stephen The letters, again, when read with a due attention to dates, shows that Wycherley’s proneness to take offence has at least been exaggerated. Alexander Pope by Leslie Stephen [1880]

H. G. Wells Break it gently to Frank. No colds I hope? No trouble with that liver? 4 Kipps. (A little sketch shows a turkey en route for Nyewoods.) Arnold House, Sandgate, Kent. June 7th, 1900. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

It shows you the difference upbringing makes. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

Oscar Wilde Then do thy office, Muse; I teach thee how To make him seem long hence as he shows now. The Portrait of Mr. W. H. by Oscar Wilde [1889]

The features of this animal are quite of the Grecian cast, and he has a placidity of countenance which shows that things went well with him when in life. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

Arthur Conan Doyle The prompt and energetic action of the officers of the law shows the great advantage of the presence on such occasions of a single vigorous and masterful mind. The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

English folk-lore, especially the Celtic branches, shows the devil as very closely related to nature. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

He shows no interest either in the details of machinery or in the things machinery can do. Charles Dickens by George Orwell [1940]

Andrew Lang This is not so very unusual, and, if managed by an impostor, shows insane malevolence. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang

Bronislaw Malinowski This shows also clearly how little the settlement of these affairs was arbitrary. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

There were unusual attractions in the way of shows and travelling actors. Signa by Ouida

William Hazlitt The unrequited love of Silvius for Phebe shows the perversity of this passion in the commonest scenes of life, and the rubs and stops which nature throws in its way, where fortune has placed none. Characters of Shakespeare’s Plays by William Hazlitt [1817]

The foregoing fable shows that a man of good behaviour need not care for money, and vice versâ. Cobwebs from an Empty Skull by Ambrose Bierce [1874]

John Locke For a syllogism neither shows nor strengthens the connexion of any two ideas immediately put together, but only by the connexion seen in them shows what connexion the extremes have one with another. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

Mark Twain He shows us a figure and says: “Statoo brunzo. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

George Gissing He shows to far more advantage on a ship than in a drawing-room. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Robert Louis Stevenson And this, again, shows a man preoccupied about the manner of his appearance even down to the name, and little willing to follow custom. Familiar Studies of Men and Books by Robert Louis Stevenson

Jules Verne It shows à priori that each letter is modified in virtue of the ciphers of the number and according to the place which it occupies. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne [1881]

James Joyce Be sage about sausages! Stuttutistics shows with he’s heacups of teatables the oldfirm’s fatspitters are most eatenly appreciated by metropolonians. Finnegans Wake by James Joyce

And he shows Aegisthus tyrannical, who killed Agamemnon and lorded over Mycenae. And when he was killed he says he would have had no sepulchre if Menelaus had been there. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

Gertrude Stein Climate, climate is not southern, a little glass, a bright winter, a strange supper an elastic tumbler, all this shows that the back is furnished and red which is red is a dark color. Tender Buttons by Gertrude Stein [1914]

Sinclair Lewis And he would have held it till the autumn motor shows and brought it out pompously, as though he were a priest grudgingly letting the laity behold his mysteries. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

Wilde shows us some little mocking red devils in another of his stories,143 and The Picture of Dorian Gray is a concept of diabolism. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Sigmund Freud Inversely, the analysis shows that the region of the dream-thoughts from which the warship comes is laden with most cheerful reminiscences. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

George Gissing It shows there’s something in him. The Town Traveller by George Gissing [1897]

John Hill Burton Comparison is the estimate of differences; and language, by giving us the word “between,” as that by which we take the estimate, shows that we can only operate on two things at a time. Introduction to the Study of the Works of Jeremy Bentham by John Hill Burton

Mark Twain It shows how a body can see and don’t see at the same time. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Fiction shows us various ghosts with half faces, and at least one notable spook that comes in half. The Imperishable Ghost by Dorothy Scarborough [1921]

Virginia Woolf Not of course that anyone in their senses would counsel her to hold up to scorn and ridicule of set purpose—literature shows the futility of what is written in that spirit. A room of one’s own by Virginia Woolf [1929]

L’Universel shows the tone of most of the articles devoted to it: “After all, the work is not without interest; if reduced to half its length, it would be amusing from one end to the other. Honore de Balzac by Albert Keim and Louis Lumet [1914]

Jules Verne Then grasping my arm he added, “and that only shows me that it is no good doing things by halves. The Survivors of the Chancellor by Jules Verne [1875]

Thomas Paine The least degree of common sense shows the madness of the latter, and it will apply with the same force of conviction to the former. The American Crisis by Thomas Paine

Edith Wharton It’s just the other way with most shows — the audience may be under the illusion, but the actors know that real life is on the other side of the footlights. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

Anthony Trollope But the battle of the world has to be fought in the cities; and the country that shows the greatest city population is ever the one that is going most ahead in the world’s history. North America by Anthony Trollope

G. K. Chesterton Meredith shows an extravagance in comedy which, if it were not so complicated, every one would call broad farce. The Victorian Age in Literature by G. K. Chesterton [1913]

I don’t care a hang; but there will be some fun when he shows his mug to-morrow. To-morrow by Joseph Conrad [1902]

Mark Twain If there’s anybody with you, let him keep back — if he shows himself he’ll be shot. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Sigmund Freud This identification with the brother shows with especial clearness that the little one signifies the genital organ. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

George Gissing It’s a painful thing; I wish I could have kept him; but the fact of the matter is that he shows utter incapacity. Humplebee by George Gissing

Honor to parents he shows especially, in the character of Telemachus, and in his praise of Orestes (O. i. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

Bram Stoker Holbein’s picture of the “Lady of Richmond,” as the Duke’s wife was called, shows her as a fair woman. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

Gertrude Stein To open a door and turn in the direction that the one entering will bow shows so little quick movement that there is a way to advance. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

The picture, on the contrary, though it shows the hero in combat and in triumph, and always of colossal proportions, yet has space for a host of minor characters. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Sigmund Freud We must distinguish between the traditional standard of conduct, the filial piety expected in this relation, and what daily observation shows us to be the fact. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Olaf Stapledon The fact that scientific laws can be true or false, that they can be tested in sense-experience, shows that they really are, in some sense, descriptive of nature. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

The light in the direction of the church shows that the fair is illuminated; and the distant noise proves it to be filling fast. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

H. G. Wells It shows my luck — the very day I landed the weather changed. The Stolen Bacillus and other incidents by H. G. Wells [1895]

G. K. Chesterton A pamphlet before us shows us an extraordinary number of statements about the new Testament, of which the accuracy is by no means so striking as the confidence. Varied Types by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

H. G. Wells Another of these snapshots shows a bowls competition in the deserted railway station. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

George Meredith In any case it shows the school is healthy. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

William Hazlitt His conduct at the siege of Angiers shows that his resources were not confined to verbal retorts. Characters of Shakespeare’s Plays by William Hazlitt [1817]

Zona Gale There ain’t map or chart that iver dhrawed breath that shows ut, new or old. Romance Island by Zona Gale [1906]

Elizabeth Gaskell It shows they’re neither giddy, nor hold by nature. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

This shows the advantage of stone over brick. Three Hundred Years Hence by Mary Griffith

Wilkie Collins I have my own idea of the right method of dealing with this obstacle when it shows itself more plainly. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

Rudyard Kipling The pitiless Moon shows it all. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

The head still shows the castellations of the Hismá. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

Rudyard Kipling It shows that he has been brought up in an amiable creed. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

John Hill Burton He shows them how they are to obtain in its greatest quantity that which they are in search of. Introduction to the Study of the Works of Jeremy Bentham by John Hill Burton

The examination of the pelvis of a chick, however, shows that each half is made up of three bones, which answer to those which remain distinct throughout life in the crocodile. Lectures on Evolution by Thomas Henry Huxley

The following story, however, to my mind, is interesting, because it shows how different pieces of what no doubt was one message were received and recorded by several different people simultaneously. The Terror by Night by E. F. Benson

Virginia Woolf On the other hand, in contrast with Cole’s slow-plodding pen, his own shows its mettle. The Death of the Moth and other essays by Virginia Woolf [1942]

Abraham Merri Considering what you did for me, I hope I can look him over before the Dolphin shows up. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

H. G. Wells Experience shows that a child can keep separate in its mind two or three languages — at first the speech-sounds, later the expression. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

Wilkie Collins Tell him that the statement you request will, sooner or later, be insisted on, if he shows any reluctance to furnish you with it of his own accord. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

H. G. Wells Do not be deceived by any outward shows of beauty and prosperity. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

About a mile and a quarter below our camp, the Wady, which broadens to a mile, shows on the left bank a wall measuring a thousand metres long, apparently ending in a tank of 110 feet each way. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

James Joyce And he shows how he’ll pick him the lock of her fancy. Finnegans Wake by James Joyce

Anthony Trollope He attempted it, and history shows us the result. La Vendée by Anthony Trollope

George Meredith I don’t want it; but it shows his kindness. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Oscar Wilde And in criticising painters so different as Landseer and Martin, Stothard and Etty, he shows that, to use a phrase now classical, he is trying ‘to see the object as in itself it really is. Intentions by Oscar Wilde [1891]

E. F. Benson From time to time he shows his kind-heartedness by loading me with books, so that I am still indebted to him for all the pleasure and amusement I have. Charlotte Bronte by E. F. Benson [1932]

Robert Louis Stevenson An insatiable curiosity in all the shows of the world and all the secrets of knowledge, filled him brimful of the longing to travel, and supported him in the toils of study. Familiar Studies of Men and Books by Robert Louis Stevenson

Sometimes he shows the passionate element getting the better of reason. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

John Locke This shows man’s power, and its ways of operation, to be much the same in the material and intellectual world. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

Rafael Sabatini It shows the worth of all these measures of which Sir Henry Fielding makes a boast. The Plague of Ghosts by Rafael Sabatini

John Morley It is true, however, that he shows no sign of special fitness for metaphysics, any more than he did for physical science. Voltaire by John Morley

Robert Louis Stevenson This is wily; it shows intelligence, a knowledge of the code, a desire to avoid legal consequences. The Treasure of Franchard by Robert Louis Stevenson

H. G. Wells Historical Pictures shows us the whole process. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

William Henry Bragg Barkla’s table of absorption coefficients shows most remarkable numerical relations, of which no doubt some simple and illuminating explanation exists if only it could be found. Studies in Radioactivity by William Henry Bragg [1912]

George Gissing Behold a second inevitable man; he is not well-washed, his shirt-front shows a beer-stain; he is angry before he begins. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Among others, that he has got the pocket Koran of his excellency the serdar in his possession, which he shows to every one as a great trophy. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier

Anthony Trollope Well, boys, I am not ashamed of that; as long as a man does his work—and the spade shows that—it’s only fair he should have something to comfort him. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

Thomas Hardy To care to be the first fancy of a young fellow like you shows no great common sense in her. Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy [1895]

Andrew Lang It shows much more skill to be able to catch a small thing that can hide itself in a moment behind a leaf. The Brown Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Rudyard Kipling Then Beetle shows up blank sheets, and trusts to his ‘English’ to save him from a fall. Stalky & Co. by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

That Coleridge so often only shows the way, and so seldom guides our steps along it to the end, is no just ground of complaint. Coleridge by H. D. Traill [1884]

This great Charter, which is considered as the sacred origin of the English liberties, shows in itself how little liberty was known. Letters on England by Voltaire [1734]

John Locke This shows species to be made for communication. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

One of his letters to Clarke shows the difficulty of forming a quorum, and perhaps illustrates the fact that when the duties of an office are slight, they are generally neglected altogether. Locke by Thomas Fowler [1880]

The ideal pecuniary man also shows a curious kinship with the delinquent in one of the concomitant variations of the predatory human nature. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

Francis Bacon If he easily pardons, and remits offences, it shows that his mind is planted above injuries; so that he cannot be shot. The Essays by Francis Bacon [1601]

And therefore if Surtur shows himself again, I shall go forward to meet him, even if it means death. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

Anthony Trollope The advice had been rejected, and Cicero shows how unfit the man was to give it. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Elizabeth Von Arnim Dirt is like wickedness, you see, Miss Minora — its being there never matters; it is only when it shows so much as to be apparent to everybody that we are ashamed of it. Elizabeth and her German Garden by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1898]

Wilkie Collins After having forbidden her ever to enter this house again, he now only shows how he is offended, by his silence; and it is exactly that, of course, which distresses her. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Louisa May Alcott It shows itself in acts rather than in words, and has more influence than homilies or protestations. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

But this writer is tawdry; he has the worst vices of the sensational school — he shows everywhere marks of haste, gross carelessness, and universal feebleness. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

Another shows where it was to be reduced at the side. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

H. Rider Haggard Gladiatorial shows and Spanish bull-fights at any rate contributed to the public amusement, which certainly was not the case here. King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard

Naso, if you show much, your company shows but a very Little; a man you show, Naso, a woman in one. Poems and Fragments by Catullus

George Eliot Seth is a gracious young man — sincere and without offence; and Adam is like the patriarch Joseph, for his great skill and knowledge and the kindness he shows to his brother and his parents. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

Jessie Adelaide Middleton shows us one ghost with half a face. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Gertrude Stein A cut and an occasion, a slice and a substitute a single hurry and a circumstance that shows that, all this is so reasonable when every thing is clear. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

Wilkie Collins She shows me up into a second-floor front bed-room. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

History shows how easily both quietists and fanatics have drawn inspiration from the absolutistic scheme. The Meaning of Truth by William James

G. K. Chesterton When the pessimist is popular it must always be not because he shows all things to be bad, but because he shows some things to be good. Varied Types by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

Myers’ manner of apprehending the problem of the Subliminal shows itself fruitful in every possible direction. Memories and Studies by William James

But one story is of special interest because it shows us clearly how Lister, while clinging to a principle, was ready to modify the details of treatment by the lessons which experience taught him. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

Alfred Ainger Nor is it the egotism of Steele and Addison, though, when occasion arises, Lamb shows signs of the influence upon him of these earlier masters in his own special school. Charles Lamb by Alfred Ainger [1882]

George Meredith He’s proud of his nieces; shows them and then hides them. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

It shows how ideas get hold of people. War in Heaven by Charles Williams [1930]

Anthony Trollope We are very good friends with Russia; but no dog is really respected in this world unless he shows that he can bite as well as bark. The Fixed Period by Anthony Trollope

The “Countercuff,” published in August, 1589, from Gravesend, shows a great advance in power. An Essay on the Life and Writings of Thomas Nash by Edmund Gosse

Anthony Trollope In Egypt the donkeys of a man are respected, ay, and even his donkey-boys, when he shows himself able and willing to knock down all those around him. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

Rafael Sabatini He made a mental calculation and presented the results to Mr Magdalen. That he was capable of it shows the extent to which his education in financial matters had lately improved. The Plague of Ghosts by Rafael Sabatini

Gertrude Stein A plain lap, any plain lap shows that sign, it shows that there is not so much extension as there would be if there were more choice in everything. Tender Buttons by Gertrude Stein [1914]

The way they got in and opened the safe shows that. The Beast with Five Fingers by W. F. Harvey

H. G. Wells The first picshua shows us starting out upon an expedition that carried us at last across Dartmoor to Cornwall and the second shows Jane engaging her first domestic servant. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Baldwin Spencer Nothing shows more clearly than these food restrictions do, the way in which the life of a native is hedged in with arbitrary rules that must be obeyed, often at the peril of his life. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

John Locke Their being made by the understanding without patterns, shows the reason why they are so compounded. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

Rudyard Kipling An’ a virgin’s ‘ead in the mornin’! That shows the success of me treatment. Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

Concerning symphony, he shows how sounds harmonize. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

Not quite always, because at moments he shows signs of a fairly ordinary kind of literary nostalgia. Inside the Whale by George Orwell [1940]

Sigmund Freud Observation shows that external stimuli do not oblige me to dream, even though these stimuli appear in the dream-content as soon as I begin to dream — supposing that I do dream. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Catherine Helen Spence Our children, as you have seen, are early taught to observe form and color, light and shade, likeness and unlikeness, and to use the pencil and the brush; and if they have any talent, it shows itself. A Week in the Future by Catherine Helen Spence

Theodore Dreiser Don’t you know you will? Your own attitude shows that. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

But when he forbids the praising of everything that is done according to virtue, he shows that there is some difference between good deeds. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

William Henry Bragg The following table shows results obtained in this way. Studies in Radioactivity by William Henry Bragg [1912]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu As you drive towards London, it shows at the left side of the road, a good old substantial inn and posting-house. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

Robert Browning Thus his indifference to his friend is avenged by the indifference the lady shows toward him. Dramatic Romances by Robert Browning [1845]

Ralph Waldo Emerson The wise man shows his wisdom in separation, in gradation, and his scale of creatures and of merits is as wide as nature. Nature by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1836]

William Morris But it shall please my lady wife less: for of love, and fair women, and their lovers she hath seen enough; but of war nothing save its shows and pomps; wherefore she desireth to hear thereof. The Well At The World’s End by William Morris [1896]

As often as this hieroglyphic occurs in their maps, it shows the number of half centuries. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

It shows how well we were prepared for our flight, that there was not even a half-cocoanut shell in the boat. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

In one passage Gibbon shows that he had dimly foreseen the possibility of the modern inquiries into the conditions of savage life and prehistoric man. Gibbon by James Cotter Morison [1878]

The second photograph shows WHB (extreme left) as a member of the 1881 Sports Committee. But it was the annual theatricals with the Histrionics Society that he enjoyed most. The Bragg Family in Adelaide by John Jenkin

Henry Adams Mere superficial gleaning of what, in the long history of human expression, has been said by the fool or unsaid by the wise, shows that, for once, no difference of opinion has ever existed on this. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Frances Hodgson Burnett Nothing in the world is quite as adorably lovely as a robin when he shows off — and they are nearly always doing it. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1911]

George Eliot I’m proud to say that I was very fond of Adam when I was a little boy, and I have never lost my old feeling for him — I think that shows that I know a good fellow when I find him. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

His poetical turn shows itself here and there: “O Nightingale, with a Thorn at thy Breast; Under the trouble of a Cough, what can be more proper than such thoughts as these?” . Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

Replying to each of these Achilles shows nobility and simplicity. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

Robert Louis Stevenson Here, you come into a court where the children are at play and the grown people sit upon their doorsteps, and perhaps a church spire shows itself above the roofs. Edinburgh Picturesque Notes by Robert Louis Stevenson

It’s only an enlarged snap, but it’s a very good one and shows up every feature quite clearly. The Vaults of Blackarden Castle by Arthur Gask [1950]

George Gissing The front-door also grinds on the sill; it can only be opened by force, and quivers in a way that shows how unsubstantially it is made. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Anthony Trollope We ought to be grateful to him because it shows that he trusts us;—but it would be much nicer if he would come home. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Algernon Blackwood His trust in anyone who shows him kindness is instantaneous and complete. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Rudyard Kipling Now a snake, especially a wary old python like Kaa, very seldom shows that he is angry, but Baloo and Bagheera could see the big swallowing muscles on either side of Kaa’s throat ripple and bulge. The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling [1894]

Arthur Conan Doyle But it shows how even the best balanced may be caught unawares. The Land of Mist by Arthur Conan Doyle [1926]

The special usefulness of baths he shows especially in the following (O. x. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

Andrew Lang He knew his faults, as he shows in the dedication of “Ferdinand, Count Fathom,” to himself. Adventures Among Books by Andrew Lang

Gertrude Stein This shows that there is nothing so clearly shown by the whole exposition. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

Anthony Trollope Where the play is all straightforward and honorable, a defaulter when he shows himself ought to be well-nigh murdered. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Gertrude Stein A sight that disturbed was not that after all there was restraint and to look differently shows that there is a resemblance and that the nation has partaken. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

The fire glows on her silken dress, And shows its ample grace, And warmly tints each hazel tress, Curled soft around her face. Poems by Currer Bell by Charlotte Bronte [1846]

H. G. Wells They let themselves be distracted from public affairs by games, by gambling, by shows and coronations and every sort of mass stupidity, while the stars in their courses plot against them. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

Robert Green Ingersoll The condition of the world during the Dark Ages shows exactly the result of enslaving the bodies and souls of men. The Ghosts and other lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

All the way through Dickens insists upon the nightmare insecurity of a revolutionary period, and in this he shows a great deal of prescience. Charles Dickens by George Orwell [1940]

Experience shows that overcivilized people enjoy reading about rustics (key-phrase, ‘close to the soil’) because they imagine them to be more primitive and passionate than themselves. Inside the Whale by George Orwell [1940]

Theodore Dreiser The fact that the bill has gone to a second reading in the senate shows our strength. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Not only does he fail to reproduce agreeably the poetry of the Nights, but he shows himself incapable of properly appreciating it. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

H. G. Wells Our landlord sits down at table with us for a moment, and seeing we do not understand the electrically heated coffee-pot before us, shows us what to do. A Modern Utopia by H. G. Wells [1905]

Anatole France He shows the same care to conceal himself that he had formerly to show himself. The Red Lily by Anatole France [1894]

Gertrude Stein It shows that dirt is clean when there is a volume. Tender Buttons by Gertrude Stein [1914]

H. Rider Haggard Not but what your method has some merits — for one thing, it is more concise than my own; but, on the other hand, it shows a feminine weakness. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

G. K. Chesterton In his old age, he shows traces of being so bizarre a thing as an abstract police detective, writing at length in letters and diaries his views of certain criminal cases in an Italian town. Robert Browning by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

John Locke The experiment, I have been told, was made at Florence, with a hollow globe of gold filled with water, and exactly closed; which further shows the solidity of so soft a body as water. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

It shows the touch of age and dust. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

Both he shows in the person of Hera; the former he attributes to Zeus as speaker (I. i. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

H. G. Wells But this one shows our tall landlady (bless her!) giving a last glance at the table she has laid for myself and Jane and Mrs. Robbins. The fare is recognizably a turkey. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Margaret Oliphant Nobody can ever tell what window it shows at, or if it is any window at all. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

He shows the sternum to consist, in the adult, of three parts and the sacrum of five or six. Fathers of Biology by Charles McRae [1890]

F. Scott Fitzgerald What do you do in life? What does anyone do? They ACT— face, voice, words — the face shows sorrow, the voice shows shock, the words show sympathy. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Anthony Trollope He could not rid himself of those unmistakable signs of preparation which every speaker shows when he has been guilty of them. Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope [1865]

Ford Madox Ford An obvious lie as long as it shows you’re not flying in the face of society — as walking up the Haymarket with the little Wannop when your wife’s left you because of her would be. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

Nellie Bly The second table shows the miles traveled, hours spent in traveling and hours delayed. Around the World in Seventy-Two Days by Nellie Bly [1890]

Anthony Trollope He calls at the bank, and when he shows himself ignorant as to the price at which his sovereigns should be done, he is conscious that he is ridiculous. North America by Anthony Trollope