Phrases with "terribly"

Henry James It’s terribly serious, my child. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

Henry Kingsley Is this true?” “God knows how terribly true it is,” said Cuthbert, quietly. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

E. F. Benson Very. And her voice is still magnificent; perhaps a little sign of forcing in the top register, but then I am terribly critical. Trouble for Lucia by E. F. Benson [1939]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Connected with the first shock there was an intolerable pain and shuddering repugnance attaching themselves to all the circumstances and surroundings of the event that so terribly affected him. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

Oscar Wilde If a thing is so, it is so, and at present it is terribly cold. A House of Pomegranates by Oscar Wilde

Frequently a struggle ensues between two males for the possession of the same female, and both seizing her at once pull her in two or terribly lacerate her with their teeth. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Ford Madox Ford He said collectedly: ‘Really, sir, why this strafe of yours is so terribly long is that it embraces the whole of life. No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

A dozen frail lances were broken against his horny head, a half-dozen wretches were seized and terribly torn by those remorseless jaws. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

It was a terribly lifeless afternoon. The Shadow Line by Joseph Conrad [1917]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Neither so many words, nor so much laughter; for people talk about nothing as if they were terribly in earnest, and make merry at nothing as if it were the best of all possible jokes. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

Henry James None of my people are here — I’m terribly alone in the world. The Siege of London by Henry James [1883]

They were both terribly agitated, and the examination was an examination only in name. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

I asked him why he was so terribly alarmed. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

Sinclair Lewis She piped on, “But I do think we’re a terribly honest lot. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

Or did they only prevent desirable enjoyment, as Lily Sammile had hinted? One would have to be terribly good to achieve them. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

Henry Kingsley Do you know the Nag’s Head there? It’s a terribly low place, is it not?” “It’s a much changed if it ain’t, sir,” said Jim, putting on his breeches. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

Gaston Leroux Servants appeared, carrying lights; Count Philippe, terribly anxious: “What is it?” “I think I have been dreaming,” replied the young man. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux [1910]

Radclyffe Hall A kind of recklessness seized her; it seemed so useless to try and make ends meet, with reduced dividends and abnormal taxes, and then she was so terribly tired. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

E. F. Benson What if they have sent it away to some place where they are unknown, full of pistols and things?” “Possible — terribly possible,” said the Padre. “I wish I could see my duty clear. Miss Mapp by E. F. Benson [1922]

Theodore Dreiser But for months pastever since your sister came — I felt that I was doing wrong, and that I oughtn’t to go on doing it, for I know how terribly wrong it is. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

Ford Madox Ford Not terribly loud — but terribly demanding attention! . No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

D. H. Lawrence So en famille: so terribly en famille. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

Andrew Lang Immediately after Yule men believed that they saw him about the farm itself, and grew terribly frightened, so that many of them ran away. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang

Radclyffe Hall She was terribly bored, she was terribly hungry. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

Sinclair Lewis Do you get the idea the way I do?” “Yes! I’m terribly grateful!” And she was grateful — while she impersonally noted how bad a verse it was. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Anthony Trollope It would be terribly bitter to him to be made to give way, to be driven to increase the price; but even that would be less bitter than failure. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Henry James Papa has been terribly severe. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Willa Cather Ivy Peters is terribly smart, you know. A Lost Lady by Willa Cather [1923]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Don’t you think she is terribly attractive?” “She is very beautiful,” he admitted. The Strange Boarders of Palace Crescent by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Henry James He knew he should be terribly weary of them before they were over; but for that matter they would be over whenever he liked. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

Elizabeth Von Arnim Wonderful that at home she should have been so good, so terribly good, and merely felt tormented. The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1922]

E. F. Benson I never knew a woman so terribly in the grip of her temperament. Lucia's Progress by E. F. Benson [1935]

E. F. Benson He is terribly keen that I should accept a place on the Board: really he’s always worrying me about it. Lucia's Progress by E. F. Benson [1935]

Wilkie Collins He was very strange in his ways — headstrong, terribly headstrong and passionate; but generous and affectionate in spite of his faults of temper. The Frozen Deep by Wilkie Collins [1874]

The case for the courts and the case for compassion; that last terribly evident and yet obscure. Freya of the Seven Isles by Joseph Conrad [1911]

Oh, Henry, what a terribly narrow escape we’ve had! How could we have been so absolutely insane? Surely we must have know that that ring was not thrown away for nothing? . The Haunted Woman by David Lindsay [1922]

Arthur Conan Doyle Rose and the mother are terribly cut up, but, of course, they think it was all an accident. The Tragedians by Arthur Conan Doyle

Jack London A strange, a terribly strange, region was unrolling itself before my eyes. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

D. H. Lawrence She found herself in a night where the little man loomed large, terribly large, potent and magical, while Miss Frost had dwindled to nothingness. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

M. R. James I was preparing, when we got there, to be ecstatic about the unique interest of what we had seen, but when I looked at Paxton I saw that would be terribly out of place, and I left it to him to begin. A Warning to the Curious and other ghost stories by M. R. James

I suffer also terribly from the solitary existence I have all along had; it is becoming a kind of passion with me to feel myself among my brothers. Carlyle by John Nichol [1892]

One of our members was called not long since to a man with a terribly sore mouth. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

Willa Cather She had been terribly strung up all morning, lying in the hammock with her eyes tight shut. Obscure Destinies by Willa Cather [1932]

Under the black canopy of the night perils are either forgotten or terribly alive. Greenmantle by John Buchan

You’re terribly behind the fair. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

It was a terribly exposed track, and Peter John regarded it with disfavour. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

Tobias Smolle The poor creature has been terribly stuprated ever since we left huom. The Expedition of Humphry Clinker by Tobias Smolle

Henry James Prettiness is terribly vulgar nowadays, and it is not every one that knows just the sort of ugliness that has chic. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

Not that she really wished any cruel fate for the boy; but she did not care for him; and he might be terribly in the way, when her foolish brother, the parson, came to apportion the money. Aunt Dean by Ellen Wood [1872]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Everything is so terribly changed that one does not realise for the moment whether we are in a friendly or an alien city. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

Anthony Trollope No doubt she had been terribly deceived by her husband — but the deceit had come from the fact that his manners gave no indication of his character. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins Mr. Keller has been terribly shaken, and stands in urgent need of rest and quiet. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

The scrub was terribly thick in places, and every now and then there was a break in the fence, when one of us had to go outside and hunt them until we came to the next bit. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

I have no complaint against the Spanish nurses, they always treated me with the greatest kindness, but there is no doubt that they were terribly ignorant. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

Andrew Lang These biographers fight terribly among themselves, and vainly prolong the memory of ‘old unhappy far-off things, and sorrows long ago. Letters to Dead Authors by Andrew Lang

John Galsworthy It’s terribly tempting not to defend, and be free. Over the River by John Galsworthy

She treated him to a sinister frown and a terribly menacing, “If you have lied . The Rover by Joseph Conrad [1923]

Sinclair Lewis He went unhappily out to an early history class, ably conducted by Blevins, Ph.D. Knute admired Blevins, Ph.D. He was so tubbed and eyeglassed and terribly right. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle She had been terribly excited immediately after his disappearance. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

Colonel A—— amused us with an account of his warfare against the Comanches, in which service he had been terribly wounded. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

His heart beat terribly and he trembled as if he were in an ague. The Poisoned Goblet by Arthur Gask [1935]

Miles Franklin I was let out in advance and he stood looking after me as I swung down the path between the young trees which I had helped to plant on by-gone Arbor Days. Affection is a terribly binding thing. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

George Meredith She is terribly winning, Rosamund avowed. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

He must have found the poor woman terribly changed, for he could not restrain a movement of terror. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Benjamin Disraeli The father will be terribly distressed. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

Florence Dixie Off again the next day, the clump of peaks mentioned above growing more distinct, but still terribly far, and no wood to be got till we reached them. Across Patagonia by Florence Dixie [1880]

Radclyffe Hall The morning was terribly cold; Mary shivered. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

Margaret Oliphant I will not say that he was not terribly beaten down and broken with what he heard and saw, and what he had to bear; but he never said a word to me of what was the chief cause. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

She felt completely baffled by what had occurred; terribly prostrated by the defeat which had befallen her. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Eleanor had grown worse as the evening advanced, and was by this time terribly feverish and restless. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Guy de Maupassant I am terribly nervous since our chimney was on fire, as I told you; so I got up, and hunted about everywhere, sniffing like a dog after game, and at last I noticed that my umbrella was burning. The Umbrella (La Parapluie) by Guy de Maupassant [1884]

The veriest tyro might have seen that the young man was terribly in earnest. The Childerbridge Mystery by Guy Boothby [1902]

What d’I tell yeh? Eh?” He spoke in syrupy tones, terribly menacing. Limehouse Nights by Thomas Burke

Oscar Wilde For life is terribly deficient in form. Intentions by Oscar Wilde [1891]

Anthony Trollope But if she should give him no hope — if it should be his destiny to be rejected utterly on that morning — then the horse would be terribly in the way of his sorrow. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing She had suffered so terribly since Saturday. It seemed as if her gentleness, her patience, were converted into their opposites, which now ruled her tyrannously. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

D. H. Lawrence For this reason she had been so terribly contemptuous of Rico, and of Lou’s infatuation. St Mawr by D. H. Lawrence

Arthur Conan Doyle Her heart was terribly diseased. The Sealed Room by Arthur Conan Doyle [1898]

You must understand, Mr. Larose, it was by the path along the cliff they all tried to escape and on a dark night it would have been a terribly dangerous way to go. The Man of Death by Arthur Gask [1945]

Henry James She wanted, or professed she wanted, terribly to know what you had finally arrived at. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

Willa Cather Can’t you see, Bartley, that I’m terribly frightened? I’ve been through this a hundred times today. Alexander’s Bridge by Willa Cather [1912]

John Galsworthy She would be terribly upset! He must appeal to her pride. To Let by John Galsworthy

Sinclair Lewis I can kiss you like this —” Quickly she touched his cheek, “yes, or passionately, terribly passionately, and it would only symbolize my complete union with Jesus! I have told you a mystery. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

E. Phillips Oppenheim She pretends to be terribly afraid of her companion, but it is entirely obvious that she is acting on his instructions. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

Henry Kingsley They will be terribly hungry when they do land, for certain. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

In January 1803 we find him staying with Southey at Bristol, “suffering terribly from the climate, and talking of going abroad. Coleridge by H. D. Traill [1884]

John Galsworthy That’s about all there is to it, Miss Cherrell.” “I see,” said Dinny; “that’s terribly interesting and I daresay quite true. Maid in Waiting by John Galsworthy

F. Scott Fitzgerald I feel I have behaved terribly and am ashamed to face anyone, and I am punishing myself as I deserve by going back to the simple life. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

Isabella Bird It has suffered terribly from “plague, pestilence, and famine,” and from the awful rapacity of governors. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

He will bring a rescue either from sandy Pylos, or it may be from Sparta, so terribly is he set on slaying us. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

Anthony Trollope How could he avoid the discord, and bring back the warmth of the sun into his house? Then he remembered those terribly forcible epithets which Mr. Boltby had spoken. Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Henry James To agree to disagree had cost him an effort; he was ready to agree to almost anything but that, and saw no reason why either assent or dissent should be so terribly consistent. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

E. F. Benson The hospital for instance, terribly in need of funds. Mapp and Lucia by E. F. Benson [1931]

Thomas Wolfe The comparison was cruelly and terribly true, past the last atom of hope and disbelief. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

I’ve seen for weeks past that he’s been worrying about you, but I never dreamed that it was this and now you’ve humiliated him terribly by making him ask me if I would take you for my wife. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

Sinclair Lewis She begged, “Oh, they don’t!” “They certainly do!” “I’ve been a bad woman! I’m terribly sorry! I’ll kill myself! I’ll do anything. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

I knew not what to think of it, but was terribly afraid I should draw myself into some scrape. Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins by Robert Paltock [1751]

He drew near to her and said with amazing simplicity: “You see, I am so terribly lonely. My Childhood by Maksim Gorky

E. F. Benson Daisy had felt so terribly interested in this that she came restlessly down, and had a quarter of an hour’s weedjing to see if Abfou could tell her. Lucia in London by E. F. Benson [1927]

D. H. Lawrence When he was present, he seemed so terribly real. The Captain’s Doll by D. H. Lawrence

Sinclair Lewis I’m terribly fond of you, maybe I’m a little in love with you, but if we were married it would be too much of a strain. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

Willa Cather It was the same way with most of the fellows in his battalion, he had found; they were terribly afraid of being disliked. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

John Galsworthy It was on Campden Hill. He had been terribly anxious to know Clare’s opinion of it, and she had spent a Sunday afternoon going over it with him. Over the River by John Galsworthy

It was all terribly perplexing and confusing though, and Don Valera’s absence of mind was noticed by all the party assembled that evening. Her Father’s Name by Florence Marryat [1878]

E. F. Benson Lucia is terribly anxious to get it, on m’a dit. Lucia's Progress by E. F. Benson [1935]

Henry James In that case we’ll come back and make a new arrangement at Stuttgart.” The experiment’s a terribly expensive one, but you know how my devotion never has shrunk from an ordeal. The Point of View by Henry James [1882]

Anthony Trollope I should imagine that anything so terribly disagreeable as an arrest might be avoided. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

D.H. Lawrence Instead of having united with each other, they had made each other more terribly distinct and separate. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

Henry James There were moments when he was almost frightened at the success of his plan — the poor gentleman went so terribly far. The Liar by Henry James [1888]

George Eliot At our Paris school the master I liked best was an old man who stormed at me terribly when I read Racine, but yet showed that he was proud of me. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

Anthony Trollope Frank was now at home, and was terribly down in the mouth. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Robert Louis Stevenson WHEN the busy Countess came forth from her interview with Seraphina, it is not too much to say that she was beginning to be terribly afraid. Prince Otto by Robert Louis Stevenson

Barbara was no longer struggling in deep water, but she still felt terribly bruised and sore, and the smart of the injuries which had befallen her was still with her. Barbara Rebell by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1905]

On the Monday morning of this eventful week—and terribly eventful it was destined to be-Mr. Paul’s office had a surprise. A Tragedy by Ellen Wood [1886]

George Gissing I can’t persuade her from it; in this, as in many other matters, she is terribly self-willed. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

The physical average in the industrial towns is terribly low, lower even than in London. In Sheffield you have the feeling of walking among a population of troglodytes. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell [1937]

G. K. Chesterton The head which emerged was the blonde, well brushed, smooth-haired head which is common in the English constabulary, but the face was terribly pale. The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton

George Gissing He knew how terribly hard it must be for her to come down from her position of comfort and dignity, how strong the temptation must be to postpone her fall by any means. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

Anthony Trollope How terribly anxious you must be about Tankerville!” “I am anxious. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Charles Dickens The gigantic landscape, uncheered by a touch of changing light or a solitary ray of sun, was yet terribly distinct in its ferocity. No Thoroughfare by Charles Dickens [1867]

Anthony Trollope Of this action of the President’s, so terribly great in its importance to the nation, no one has the power of expressing any opinion to which the President is bound to listen. North America by Anthony Trollope

E. Phillips Oppenheim Something had gone terribly wrong, he was sure of that. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

Henry James The wings of impulse in the poor fellow had of late been terribly clipped. Eugene Pickering by Henry James [1874]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I am a terribly pigheaded and prejudiced Britisher, and I swear by our own forces, but the French submarines have gone one or two ahead of us. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Henry James It’s terribly void of joy, it’s full indeed to overflowing of bitterness; and yet I must do myself justice — I couldn’t possibly be other than I was. The Way it Came by Henry James [1896]

From this singular cup we obtained a sufficient supply of that fluid so terribly scarce in this region. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

But I’m terribly afraid you’re not going to be happy about it. A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey [1936]

H. G. Wells Political efficiency must precede Socialism.38 But there can be no doubt that the spectacle of irresponsible property is a terribly demoralizing force in the development of each generation. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

George Gissing Why did you come and interfere with me? And you have been so terribly obstinate. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Every one thought that your father was terribly hard, and, although one doesn’t want to speak ill of the dead, there weren’t two young men in the country more unpopular than your two brothers. The Lion and the Lamb by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1930]

H. G. Wells I remember that first Beltane festival as the most terribly lonely night in my life. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

The tailboard of the cart had been removed and she could see the man plainly, lying so still, so terribly still, that she thought he was dead. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Anthony Trollope I hope he has not thought me terribly uncivil, but I could not well leave what I was doing. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

G. K. Chesterton Somebody must be terribly good, to balance what was so bad. Four Faultless Felons by G. K. Chesterton [1930]

Henry Kingsley It was so terribly awkward that Lord Saltire recovered his spirits, and looked at the two young men with a smile. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

Anthony Trollope Such a war loomed terribly large before the minds of them all. North America by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope When Cicero hears that they have come into the neighborhood, he is terribly put about till one Barba Cassius, a lieutenant in Cæsar’s employment, comes and reassures him. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Edith Wharton She’s terribly young; she feels things terribly. The Mother’s Recompense by Edith Wharton [1925]

Henry James We may let it pass that if she couldn’t bring herself to hover till he was dressed, this was simply because such a process for such a person could only be terribly prolonged. In the Cage by Henry James [1898]

T. H. Huxley Truly the imago state of Man seems to be terribly distant, but every moult is a step gained, and of such there have been many. Essays by T. H. Huxley

Anthony Trollope But to Lord Hampstead the result would be, and was, terribly pernicious. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

He gazed at me terribly and I couldn’t imagine what he might want. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

Elizabeth Von Arnim She felt she would be terribly shy of Lady Caroline. Incredible as it may seem, seeing how they get into everything, Mrs. Wilkins had never come across any members of the aristocracy. The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1922]

Radclyffe Hall It’s alive — so terribly alive tonight in my bedroom . The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

Elizabeth Gaskell Master is terribly broke down. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

Ford Madox Ford Besides, sexual solidarity was a terribly strong thing . No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

William Hope Hodgson I felt, suddenly, terribly naked. The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson

Sinclair Lewis He exhibited as many titles and authors as possible, halting only to appeal, “Have you read his last book? Don’t you think he’s a terribly strong writer?” She was dizzy. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

E. Phillips Oppenheim Who will believe such a tale?” “I am terribly afraid that I do,” was the grave rejoinder. The Glenlitten Murder by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1929]

Anthony Trollope But she is terribly afraid of him and perhaps has not plucked up her courage. Kept in the Dark by Anthony Trollope [1882]

H. Rider Haggard Certainly in his hands it was a terribly efficient one. Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard

He looked at his watch and then at Rachel. She was sitting, and in no calmer state; serene enough in attitude, but the terribly wild look was unchanged. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

F. Scott Fitzgerald I think that sophisticated young people are terribly common, don’t you? I’m not all, really. Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Radclyffe Hall Anyone can see he’s terribly ill and you speak to him as though he were a dog. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

George Vane’s daughter felt terribly helpless in the absence of this faithful ally. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

For now it was Poppy’s charge to deliver the boy to his tormentors, and she should very terribly cop out if she failed in that charge. Limehouse Nights by Thomas Burke

Have you not, in these months, learnt a little, a very, very little, to have love for me? Or is it, can it never — ’ He broke off, so terribly agitated that he could not speak. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Henry James He was tremendously reasonable, which was largely why Hyacinth admired him, having a desire to be so himself but finding it terribly difficult. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

Anthony Trollope That the position of a slaveowner is terribly prejudicial, not to the slave, of whom I do not here speak, but to the owner; of so much at any rate I feel assured. North America by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope At this time Lady Desmond’s mind was in a terribly distracted state. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

G. K. Chesterton He was enlarged terribly to scale; and this sense of size was so staggering, that when Syme saw him all the other figures seemed quite suddenly to dwindle and become dwarfish. The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton

Henry James She had rather a dread of new stories — it took the little boys so long to get initiated and the first steps were so terribly bestrewn with questions. A London Life by Henry James [1888]

H. G. Wells The good New Republican can only regard our present system of Property as a terribly unsatisfactory expedient and seek with all his power to develop a better order to replace it. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

Anthony Trollope So she determined to punish the gentleman, and went out to Buston Hall and called him Peter Prosper. We may doubt, however, whether she had ever realized how terribly her scourges would wale him. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Henry Kingsley We, who know the real state of the case, should tremble for her reason, when she finds her fears so terribly true. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

Henry James You would think she would feel as you did because you had found her feeling so, and then suddenly, in regard to some other matter (which was yet quite the same) she would be terribly wanting. The Patagonia by Henry James [1888]

Anthony Trollope It worries me so terribly that I have no comfort in life. Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope [1865]

Olaf Stapledon The lower part of his body had been terribly smashed, but he was still conscious. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Edgar Allan Poe Never, surely, was any object so terribly full of awe! The eyes were gone, and the whole flesh around the mouth, leaving the teeth utterly naked. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe

John Galsworthy I have been — I am — terribly fond of her, but you have known better than I that I only picked up the pieces. The White Monkey by John Galsworthy

I was feeling terribly weak, only a few minutes ago, and said something of the same sort to Archibald. He talked and soothed me out of it. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Anthony Trollope As I journeyed across France to Marseilles, and made thence a terribly rough voyage to Alexandria, I wrote my allotted number of pages every day. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

We encamped, although it was a terribly rough place. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

George Gissing Were we to make images of our false gods, they would be so terribly hideous that men would run away from them. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Andrew Lang When she understood what was happening the poor young queen was terribly frightened, and, dropping the reins, clung to the side of the chariot. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

The sight of those tears made him terribly nervous. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Nellie Bly She told me that my eyes shone terribly brightly and then began to question me, asking me where I had lived, how long I had been in New York, what I had been doing, and many things besides. Ten Days in a Mad-House by Nellie Bly

Maria Edgeworth Lady Olivia must be heartily glad that I am going, for I have been terribly troublesome to her by my gaiety and my simplicity. Leonora by Maria Edgeworth [1806]

And she was gentleterribly gentle and forgiving. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

D. H. Lawrence I feel I ought to go away,” cried Alvina, who was terribly distressed, seeing Madame’s glitter and pallor, and the black brows of the men. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

Secondly, that he never went to New York, but came back the next evening, bringing his model with him, and looking terribly used up and worried. Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green

Radclyffe Hall Mrs. Ogden watched! She was gentle and overtired and pathetic, but oh! so terribly watchful. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

George Eliot The scene which had just closed upon her was terribly distinct and vivid, but it began to narrow under the returning impressions of the life that lay outside it. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

Sinclair Lewis LU-lu!” “Oh, I mustn’t stop — so terribly far back to town, and so late — shouldn’t have walked so far. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

Sinclair Lewis You know I’m terribly ambitious for you; much more than I am for myself. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

Henry James The girl went terribly tired to bed. A London Life by Henry James [1888]

E. F. Benson Besides, it’s so terribly interesting. Lucia in London by E. F. Benson [1927]

Oscar Wilde The heat was terribly oppressive, and the huge sunlight flamed like a monstrous dahlia with petals of yellow fire. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

E. F. Benson I’ve played nothing lately, you will find me terribly out of practice, but you mustn’t scold me. Lucia in London by E. F. Benson [1927]

Anthony Trollope The monks at this time of the year are very busy, as the pilgrims all stay here for one night on their routes backwards and forwards, and the place on such occasions is terribly crowded. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

Charles Dickens He looked so terribly harassed, that he was really quite a spectacle of feebleness and fatigue. A House to Let by Charles Dickens [1858]

Mongan’s men made a roof of their shields, and the hailstones battered on the shields so terribly that even under them they were afraid. Irish Fairy Tales by James Stephens

George Meredith The situation was getting too terribly strained. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Anthony Trollope She had been terribly mauled by the fowlers. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Arthur Conan Doyle His back was covered with dark red lines as though he had been terribly flogged by a thin wire scourge. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

He was still terribly sleepy and felt rather weak. The Hidden Door by Arthur Gask [1934]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Our landlady was terribly upset, though. The Strange Boarders of Palace Crescent by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Leslie Stephen The mode of reconciliation is terribly characteristic. Swift by Leslie Stephen [1882]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I really am terribly overworked, and Miss Swayle has been doing a great deal more than she ought. Harvey Garrard's Crime by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1926]

I am afraid of him, terribly afraid, and I think I should be less afraid if I could just see him once. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]