Phrases with "terribly"

Richard Burton Their voices, never of the softest, acquire, especially after noon, a terribly harsh and creaking tone. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

F. Scott Fitzgerald I’m desperately, terribly in love with you. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

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

It had been terribly exciting, and he remembered his delight, because it had been the winner he himself had backed. The Jest of Life by Arthur Gask [1936]

John Galsworthy They had Jon. And then, when Jon and Fleur fell in love, Irene and my father were terribly upset, and so was Soames — at least, he ought to have been. Swan Song by John Galsworthy

Elizabeth Gaskell After all, these good Hollingford people are terribly behindhand, and I should say, rather commonplace. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

Guy de Maupassant Yes, I will confess it, you have made me terribly jealous, because you are a woman of another race, of another soul, with other requirements. Useless Beauty (L’Inutile Beauté) by Guy de Maupassant [1890]

George Gissing The poor woman couldn’t go on much longer; my aunt says she’s just about ready to drop, and sometimes, I know, she looks terribly bad. Christopherson by George Gissing

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

Algernon Blackwood It’s the most astounding, the most haunted place you ever saw, gloomy, silent, full of gorgeous lights and shadows that seem aliveterribly impressive; it makes you creep and shudder. Sand by Algernon Blackwood [1912]

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

Willa Cather You were a terribly sick child, and I was a country doctor without much experience. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

He was suffering terribly with his head, so that I should have been quite alarmed if he had not said it was apt to get worse in the evening; and she, poor thing, was only watching him. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

Oscar Wilde Actual life was chaos, but there was something terribly logical in the imagination. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

Theodore Dreiser But for months past — ever 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

Theodore Dreiser I’m terribly sorry; but I just can’t do what you want. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

D. H. Lawrence So they rushed through the bright air, up at the sky as if flung from a catapult, then falling terribly back. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Kenneth Grahame And I’m an engine-driver, as you well may see, and there’s no denying it’s terribly dirty work. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

George Gissing But the understanding of his motives was so terribly distinct in her! It had come all at once; it was like the exposure of something dreadful by the sudden raising of a veil. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Sometimes clear and terribly penetrating, sometimes angelically mild, this gaze grew dull and colourless, so to speak, in his contemplative moments. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

Andrew Lang At first the king refused to believe that it was really his daughter, for she had changed so terribly in a few years, and had grown so thin and pale, that it was pitiful to see her. The Grey Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

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]

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. Young Man Axelbrod by Sinclair Lewis

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]

George Gissing Of course it’s a terribly complicated thing—a situation like this. Will Warburton by George Gissing [1903]

E. Phillips Oppenheim What’s all this about Mildred?” “Mildred,” Harvey explained drily, “thinks that I am going an almighty bust in the City, and she is terribly afraid of being the wife of a bankrupt. Harvey Garrard's Crime by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1926]

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]

John Galsworthy Men really are terribly like babies. Maid in Waiting by John Galsworthy

Anthony Trollope And these misfortunes had come upon her so quickly that, though they had not shattered her in body and mind as they had shattered her husband, nevertheless they had told terribly on her heart. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

That eldest Miss Hickman is handsome, but she’s so terribly conscious of her attractions. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

H. G. Wells Then as he struggled with buttons on his shoulder they perceived this flattened horror was in fact a terribly dirty flannel chest-protector. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

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

But a blight had come over my existence, and I only visited these people for the sake of the information they might give me on the subject in which my interest was so terribly profound. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

D.H. Lawrence The whole place was so terribly raw and flat and accidental, as if great pieces of furniture had tumbled out of a pantechnicon and lay discarded by the road. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

Elizabeth Gaskell They had their meals with Mr. Gibson and Molly, and were felt to be terribly in the way; Mr. Gibson not being a man who could make conversation, and hating the duty of talking under restraint. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

E. F. Benson It was soon terribly evident that other people were sharing Lady Ambermere’s conclusion about the delights of the afternoon, and the necessity of getting home. Queen Lucia by E. F. Benson [1920]

Wilkie Collins The wick grew terribly as the quarter slipped away, and the charred top of it began to thicken and spread out mushroom-shape. Blow Up with the Brig! by Wilkie Collins [1859]

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

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

George Gissing I should be terribly obliged, Mr. Lott, if you could stay and go to Clapham with me. The Riding-whip by George Gissing

T. E. Lawrence Nuri had sent his better-spared nephew Trad, who was conducting them by devious routes in which men and horses were suffering terribly from thirst. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

H. G. Wells Do you understandt?” “We will bring him,” said the Prince, and added terribly with a terrible glare, “als Ballast.” “You are to come with us,” said Winterfeld, “as pallast. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

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]

This girl who had just emerged from a convent was terribly experienced; but she misunderstood the cause of Marie-Anne’s confusion. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

E. F. Benson She’ll be terribly taken up with Georgie, because she adores beards, and says they are getting so rare nowadays. Trouble for Lucia by E. F. Benson [1939]

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

Radclyffe Hall You’re so strong in some ways and yet so timid — such a mixture — and you’re terribly frightened of life. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

She idolises her son, who is an only child, and was terribly spoiled when he was a boy, they say; and she does not know whether he will be a rich man or a pauper. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

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

Henry James But you seem to me terribly to alourdir everything you touch. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

Perhaps the Jesuits saw that Milton was of the stuff that would welcome martyrdom, and were sick of the affair of Galileo, which had terribly damaged the pretensions of their church. Milton by Mark Pattison [1879]

Virginia Woolf Even so it remains obvious, even in the writing of Proust, that a man is terribly hampered and partial in his knowledge of women, as a woman in her knowledge of men. A room of one’s own by Virginia Woolf [1929]

Anthony Trollope Linda, terribly smitten by the consciousness of her own duplicity, went forth, and crept up-stairs to her room. Linda Tressel by Anthony Trollope [1868]

Andrew Lang The curse of “Maule’s Blood” is a good old romantic idea, terribly handled. Adventures Among Books by Andrew Lang

It was a terribly bitter memory to him, partly because he felt the whole incident to be discreditable to his parents, and he even concealed it from his wife till long after they were married. Charles Dickens by George Orwell [1940]

Ford Madox Ford The hot-pressed weekly journals never got hold of them: the parties to them didn’t, for one thing, photograph well, being old, uglyish and terribly badly dressed. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

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]

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

George Eliot Our arrival in Prague happened at night, and I was glad of this, for it seemed like a deferring of a terribly decisive moment, to be in the city for hours without seeing it. The Lifted Veil by George Eliot [1859]

Rudyard Kipling Her devotion to me is terribly embarrassing. Rewards and Fairies by Rudyard Kipling [1910]

It must be terribly dangerous for those who live there, and amongst others, for our friend Señor Tagle, Director of the Monte Pio, and his family. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

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

E. Phillips Oppenheim You have not frightened me, Andrew. I suppose I ought to have a terribly guilty feeling inside me, but I have not. The Glenlitten Murder by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1929]

Is it as independent of the knower as you suppose? It looks to me terribly dubious, as if it might be only another name for a potential as distinguished from an actual knowledge of the reality. The Meaning of Truth by William James

Wilkie Collins The chances are so terribly against me; it is all but impossible that I shall ever see you — as I saw you in my dream — coming into the room, leading my girl by the hand. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Other nations suffer terribly from the Mandarin disease. Memories and Studies by William James

Henry James I can extract nothing from C.; she is so terribly secretive, like her father. Washington Square by Henry James [1880]

It was a terribly rough and rocky place, and it was too late to get the animals up to the ledges where the water was, and they had to wait till next day. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

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]

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

George Gissing The lack of a single thing that had come to her from him made the more terribly real the severance of his life from hers. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

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

E. Phillips Oppenheim I wish you wouldn’t get so terribly in earnest about nothing. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

Now that she realized it, she felt terribly disgusted. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

Henry James He noticed too that the kitchen towel she was hemming was terribly coarse. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

The pitch of excitement to which he had worked himself told terribly on his enfeebled condition, and he lay back on his pillows exhausted—almost sinking. Her Father’s Name by Florence Marryat [1878]

Being a woman is a terribly difficult trade since it consists principally of dealings with men. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

A fellow feels terribly dull beside her sometimes. The hesitation of Miss Anderson by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1903]

Willa Cather Thea was still under the first excitement of teaching, and was terribly in earnest about it. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

John Galsworthy It made him terribly uncomfortable and guilty, having, beyond most boys, a conscience. To Let by John Galsworthy

Olaf Stapledon Your world is not easy to move, or to destroy; and I have been terribly mutilated by early contact with an insensitive, a brutish, species. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Am I not right? You’re terribly polite, and you never say much, but I can feel you’re laughing at me. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

Margaret Oliphant How terribly dark and quiet it is! Ring again, again, Arthur!—dear, dear me, to think of Susan in such a sound sleep!—and generally she starts at any noise. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

Arnold Bennett And one Sunday evening, when Edwin, entering, had first mentioned to his father a woman’s name, his father had most terribly humiliated him. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

Charles Dickens He looked so terribly harassed, that he was really quite a spectacle of feebleness and fatigue. Going into Society by Charles Dickens [1858]

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]

Nevertheless, the sullen, angry roar of famished men, that is so closely, so terribly like the roar of wild beasts, did not cease. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

Willa Cather He has a dread of easy compromises, and he is terribly afraid of being fooled. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

Henry Adams Time had become terribly short, and the sense of knowing so little when others knew so much, crushed out hope. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Jules Verne Besides, he on whom they had been so terribly — and in their idea so justly — avenged, existed no longer. Robur the Conqueror by Jules Verne [1887]

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

Robert Louis Stevenson There in 1856, we find him in ‘a terribly busy state, finishing up engines for innumerable gun-boats and steam frigates for the ensuing campaign. Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin by Robert Louis Stevenson

Of course the Baltic Embassy pretends to be terribly shocked that anyone ever associated with them should have committed such a dreadful crime. The Vaults of Blackarden Castle by Arthur Gask [1950]

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]

Besides, nothing disfigures a man more terribly than his patience, the submission of his strength to external conditions. In the World by Maksim Gorky

T. E. Lawrence They blew from Central Asia, or from Caucasus, terribly over the great desert to these low hills of Edom, against which their first fury broke. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

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

E. Phillips Oppenheim The voting power of America is a chaotic and terribly uncertain quantity. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

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]

Anthony Trollope But it’s a great venture, a terribly great venture. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope

As Ivy stepped down out of the telephone box, after her conversation with Roger Gretorex, she felt, though partially relieved, yet at the same time agitated and still terribly frightened. The Story of Ivy by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1927]

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. 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]

Henry James She spoke of the spring as if it would not arrive for a terribly long time. A London Life by Henry James [1888]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He knew quite well that, although he was finding her, as he had done from the first moment, terribly and dangerously attractive, there was mingled with his feeling for her a curious and ominous fear. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

Elizabeth Gaskell He looks sadly changed — terribly shaken. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

He is terribly cut up about his grandfather. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

As for the terribly difficult issue of class-distinctions, the only possible policy for the moment is to go easy and not frighten more people than can be helped. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell [1937]

The old man, breathing hard, picked up the boots, and thereupon, terribly flustered, took me home. My Childhood by Maksim Gorky

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]

But his defences were down, and he lay exposed, terribly sensitive to her looks and words. Shadows of Ecstasy by Charles Williams

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]

Sinclair Lewis Will you do something for me?” “You bet!” “I’m so terribly lonely this evening. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

Henry James Miss Chancellor came round — came round considerably, there’s no doubt of that; because a year or two ago she was terribly unapproachable. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

Charles Kingsley They say that Turkish contingent is getting on terribly ill. Two Years Ago by Charles Kingsley

D. H. Lawrence How he would abandon himself to her! — terriblywonderfully — perhaps a little horribly. The Captain’s Doll by D. H. Lawrence

Marie Corelli The title, united with that wicked and repulsive countenance, was a terribly significant suggestion. The Master-Christian by Marie Corelli [1900]

Miles Franklin Goring Hardy was at one, and a terribly polite man at the other. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

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

Leslie Stephen That there was in any case a terribly tragic climax to the half-written romance of Cadenus and Vanessa is certain. Swift by Leslie Stephen [1882]

Oscar Wilde GILBERT. Ernest, you are quite delightful, but your views are terribly unsound. Intentions by Oscar Wilde [1891]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I do hope you’ve come to look after Lord Newberry. He’s so terribly rash and so pigheaded. The Lion and the Lamb by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1930]

Henry James Madame de Cintre’s strange intensity had in fact struck a chill to his heart; her face, still impressed upon his vision, had been a terribly vivid image of renunciation. The American by Henry James [1877]

He obeyed, and walked a few steps behind them, with his head bowed upon his breast, terribly anxious, and seeking vainly to explain what had passed. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

The double tier of bunks looked terribly like a row of wild beast cages at that moment. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Virginia Woolf He was rather blown about by the wind, and his cheeks looked terribly pale, unshorn, and cavernous. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

E. F. Benson As you know, I am terribly critical, but I can certainly say that. Lucia in London by E. F. Benson [1927]

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

Willa Cather But I’m terribly afraid of girls who are too kindhearted,” Julius confessed. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

The magistrate asked a few common-place questions, in a troubled voice, and the prisoner, terribly agitated, replied as best he could. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

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

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]

Henry James I’ve reason to believe that my son’s not engaged, but I fear he’s terribly entangled. The Siege of London by Henry James [1883]

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]

James Joyce Perhaps he pared them too like Lady Boyle. But they were terribly long and pointed nails. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

He was hardly to be blamed; his nerves had been terribly shaken by a viper killed in his tent. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

Elizabeth Von Arnim Her conscience must be terribly stricken on the point, for she is by no means as a rule given to meekness. Elizabeth and her German Garden by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1898]

Anthony Trollope She felt, moreover, that the story might be told in such a way as to be terribly prejudicial to her. Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope [1865]

D. H. Lawrence It’s had a terribly deteriorating effect on the men. The Captain’s Doll by D. H. Lawrence

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

Radclyffe Hall His face was grey when he looked up at Joan, and they left the room together and went downstairs to Mrs. Ogden. ‘It’s terribly sudden and quite unexpected’, Doctor Thomas said. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

Henry Kingsley He wished sometimes he could see some one he knew from a distance, so as not to be recognised — it was so terribly lonely. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

Why don’t you put him on the flat, sir?” “Because for one thing, he’s a terribly slow beginner, and for another I don’t think he’ll be handy enough at the turns. The Secret of the Sandhills by Arthur Gask [1921]

Katherine Mansfield Suddenly he realised that the wind had dropped, that the whole house was still, terribly still. In a German Pension by Katherine Mansfield [1911]

D. H. Lawrence And immediately the queer, careless, terribly attractive smile came over his eyes and brows, though his mouth did not relax. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Anthony Trollope It was a sin to her, a heavy, grievous sin, and one that weighed terribly on her conscience as she repeated the words after the Dean at the altar that morning. Kept in the Dark by Anthony Trollope [1882]

It is fickle weather for our enterprise, and we be terribly at the mercy of God. “What keeps the King in keeps us out,” he went on. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

Anthony Trollope But—” “Well?” “She demeaned herself terribly with young Tazlehurst. They all said as there were more where that came from. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

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

There was very poor feed, but we were compelled to remain, as there was no other creek in sight for some miles, and the horses, although shod, could only travel slowly over the terribly rough ground. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

Then he had rather wanted to be a Jacobite in the ‘45 and in peril of his neck, and now Providence had taken him most terribly at his word. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

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

Jack London And so terribly did he live this vendetta that Grey Beaver, fierce savage himself, could not but marvel at White Fang’s ferocity. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

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]

Radclyffe Hall Her mind seized on this with avidity; here was the motive she needed for love: her mother’s hand, small and white, was thinner than it had been before, it was now terribly thin. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

I am apt to be terribly forgetful. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

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]

Thomas Hardy Bob seized his sweetheart and carried her upstairs, the miller exclaiming, ‘Ah, she’s terribly worn by the journey! I thought she was when I saw her nearly go off at the blare of the cow. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy [1879]

On this David thought the ship was ashore, and shouted a fresh set of orders proper to the occasion, so terribly alike are the angry voices of the sister-elements. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

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

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]

John Galsworthy But there were moments when he was extremely sorry for himself, and wished terribly that Fleur could see him. To Let by John Galsworthy

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

E. Phillips Oppenheim It is so terribly important to be rich. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

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

Anthony Trollope He had been terribly anxious for the arrival of this moment, but now that it had come, he would almost fain have had it again postponed. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

Sinclair Lewis He is a dear, but he’s so terribly highbrow and refined and everything and he’s always trying to nag me into being refined. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

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

Henry James He is terribly subtle,” said the Princess; and she added that she had never been able to hide anything from him. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

George Gissing Another generation, and this class will be terribly extended, its existence blighting the whole social state. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

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

It was the usual round-up of rootless intellectuals, and the talk was the kind of thing you expect — terribly knowing and disillusioned and conscientiously indecent. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

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

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

Wilkie Collins He gave me the opportunity I wanted, by looking at his watch, and apologizing for protracting his visit to a terribly late hour, for the country — the hour of midnight. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Sinclair Lewis I think she’s a terribly nice pink-face. Our Mr. Wrenn by Sinclair Lewis

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

James Joyce Mark my use of you, cog! Take notice how I yemploy, crib! Be ware as you, I foil, coppy! It’s a pity he can’t see it for I’m terribly nice about him. Finnegans Wake by James Joyce

E. F. Benson How terribly a year’s marriage has aged him, has it not?” “I should have been dead long ago,” said Georgie. Lucia looked round the room. Lucia's Progress by E. F. Benson [1935]

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]

H. G. Wells But that morning it left me absolutely lonely again — terribly alone. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells [1896]

A clean street is terribly prosaic. The Wondersmith by Fitz James O’Brien

Algernon Blackwood He is so attached to Joan and would be so terribly upset,” added the Bo’sun’s Mate distractedly, looking all about in her terror. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

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

Think — is he not silent to you? Is he frank with you, and glad, and truthful, as of old? It is true, terribly true: a woman has bewitched him. Signa by Ouida

She must, Chloe thought when she became conscious of this, be terribly excited. Many Dimensions by Charles Williams [1931]

John Galsworthy Engaged! So this was why he had so lost touch with her! And to young Val Dartie — nephew of Soames — in the other camp! It was all terribly distasteful. In Chancery by John Galsworthy

She had fallen asleep with her hand clasped in his, after a succession of fainting-fits that had left her terribly prostrate. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

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]

D. H. Lawrence But outside the gate it is one dark God, the Unknown. And the Unknown is a terribly jealous God, and vengeful. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

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]

It is poor consolation which Lady Macbeth gives to her remorseful husband when she tells him that “what’s done can not be undone;” but it is painfully and terribly true. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

I’ve been wearying terribly for the sight of a kenned face. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

Jonathan Swif I should be terribly vexed to see things come round again: it will ruin the Church and clergy for ever; but I hope for better. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

John Galsworthy She was such a decided mortal; knew her own mind so terribly well; wanted things so inexorably until she got them — and then, indeed, often dropped them like a hot potato. In Chancery by John Galsworthy

Andrew Lang When the messengers came to fetch her she was terribly frightened, for she knew that it was her wicked stepmother who in this way was aiming at her life. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

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]

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

George Gissing She would hate any one who was my friend, and whose society relieved me for a moment from my ghastly torments!” He ceased for very exhaustion, so terribly did the things he described work upon him. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

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]