Phrases with "these"

Under these circumstances you will perceive that if you desire to do something for them it will not be difficult to find something which should be done. A Second Coming by Richard Marsh [1900]

Therefore he has been marked down these twelve months past. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan [1915]

Jack London In these the average Englishman does not participate. The People of the Abyss by Jack London [1903]

All these things Mrs. Ponder would have liked to say, but there was something about Judith, something both in her rage and her dignity, that frightened the woman against her will. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Gertrude Stein Some know very well that these are being existing, some know entirely that these have been existing. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

Frances Hodgson Burnett The phrase, “in these days” expressed in her utterance neither disparagement nor regret. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Edith Wharton It was not easy for a fellow with an anxious family to lose himself in these times; and Vance had not had the presence of mind to give a fictitious name at his lodgings. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

Anthony Trollope Tidings of these things had only been approaching him during these twelve years. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

Daniel Defoe Being at a coffeehouse the other day, where one of these ladies kept the bar, I had bespoke a dish of rice tea; but madam was so taken up with her sparks, she had quite forgot it. Everybody’s business is nobody’s business by Daniel Defoe [1725]

Virginia Woolf I have made up thousands of stories; I have filled innumerable notebooks with phrases to be used when I have found the true story, the one story to which all these phrases refer. The Waves by Virginia Woolf [1931]

G. K. Chesterton And some of these evils the nineteenth century did really eliminate or improve. Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

John Stuart Mill The relation of superiors to dependents is the nursery of these vices of character, which, wherever else they exist, are an overflowing from that source. The Subjection of Women by John Stuart Mill [1869]

Guy de Maupassan And his love for his daughter seemed to have gained in strength, as if these few months of dreary solitude had aggravated his need of affection, confidence and tenderness. The History of a Heart by Guy de Maupassan

Edith Wharton Any one of these cross-blasts might dash to earth the frail nest which had resisted the summer’s breezes; and Boyne, heavy-hearted, set out to call another council at the Pension Rosenglüh. The Children by Edith Wharton [1928]

Olaf Stapledon For a few decades, perhaps centuries, these ultimate remnants of mankind hung on to life, attacked not only by the rats but many other pests and plagues, and by the weather. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

The qualifications, as the custom is, were dropped out of these statements, and it was roundly asserted that Locke maintained the soul to be material and mortal. Locke by Thomas Fowler [1880]

After these preliminaries I will proceed to show how I came to be mixed up in the most curious case it has ever been my good, or evil, fortune to encounter. My Strangest Case by Guy Boothby [1901]

I should like to talk to you about these things some day. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

Woe is me, Alhama! “Cavalier, and man of worth! Let these words of mine go forth; Let the Moorish Monarch know, That to him I nothing owe. Poems 1816-1823 by Byron [1816-1823]

Anthony Trollope As for him, men very often do not think so much about these things as they ought. Dr. Wortle’s school by Anthony Trollope

E. F. Benson Diva was quite capable of popping into both of these apartments. Miss Mapp by E. F. Benson [1922]

There’s something that’s gone out of us in these twenty years since the war. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

Thomas Hardy At these warm words Winterborne was not less dazed than he was moved in heart. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

It would be better if these ends were somehow drawn in to the leather of the back, as for instance they still often are on thin vellum books. English Embroidered Bookbindings by Cyril Davenport [1899]

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch Do you ever play at blind-man’s buff in these parts?” Three or four soldiers had gathered behind him by this, and were staring down on us. Margery of Lawhibbet by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

Henry James This then was his maiden-cousin, prospective mistress of these hereditary treasures. A Passionate Pilgrim by Henry James [1871]

Andrew Lang When these things happened Saphir was about eighteen years old, and fifteen years had passed away since the death of his mother. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Though I was engaged for the next dance, and though I was dressed in the flimsy garments suitable to the occasion, I decided to leave the ball and carry some sandwiches down to these old men. Agatha Webb by Anna Katharine Green

Henry James A thousand unuttered thoughts hummed for him in the air of these observations; not the least frequent of which was that Sarah might well of a truth not quite know whither she was drifting. The Ambassadors by Henry James [1903]

Margaret Oliphan The reader was horrified with these sentiments from the lips of young women. The Sisters Brontë by Margaret Oliphan

In these now forgotten speeches on behalf of Athenæums and Mechanics’ Institutes, or of actors’ and artists’ and newsmen’s charities, their occasional advocate never appears occasional. Dickens by Adolphus William Ward [1882]

Our guest watched these precautions with infinite amusement. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

William Hope Hodgson But, please to remember, gentlemen, that because we’ve succeeded in naming and making good use of these two forces, they’re just as much mysteries, fundamentally as ever. The Derelict by William Hope Hodgson

Oscar Wilde But he spake sternly to them again, and said: ‘Take these things away, and hide them from me. A House of Pomegranates by Oscar Wilde

William Makepeace Thackeray With these I shan’t middle for the presnt. The Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush by William Makepeace Thackeray [1838]

Willa Cather The money that lay in their palms had no relation to these big, coaxing, boisterous fellows; it was a joke to them; they didn’t know what it meant in the world. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

Courageously free and personal, they would be beyond comprehension in these chaste pages. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

Virginia Woolf I have too fine a sense of fact to allow myself these juggleries, these pretences. The Waves by Virginia Woolf [1931]

Yes, it must bring bad luck to shut oneself up in these big workmen’s houses; the cholera of misery was contagious there. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

But her fun in these moods was solitary. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

George Meredith I write fully to you, telling you these things, that you may see she is at any rate eager not to despair, and is learning, much as a child might learn it, that it need not be. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

G. K. Chesterton Lastly, these same critics do not hesitate, in many cases, to accuse him flatly of being insincere. Robert Louis Stevenson by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

H. G. Wells This camera-obscura picture was marked with two crossed lines, and whatever was covered by the intersection of these two lines, that the rifle hit. The Land Ironclads by H. G. Wells [1903]

And these implacable women threw him in! Perhaps he would not go in at first. Irish Fairy Tales by James Stephens

For these were the stately-winged gannets fishing that sea-strait. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

Walter Scott It is not to be supposed that these finished landscapes became visible before the eyes of my imagination, as the scenery of the stage is disclosed by the rising of the curtain. Chronicles of the Canongate by Walter Scott [1827]

Olaf Stapledon But happiness? The happiness of insects like himself? Not sheer happiness, then, but the fulfilling of these insects in ever richer, keener, more discriminate, more creative living. Death into Life by Olaf Stapledon

Nellie Bly When the sun is hot they wear large hats that look like enormous mushrooms, but most of the time these hats are hanging to the back of the ‘ricksha. Around the World in Seventy-Two Days by Nellie Bly [1890]

D. H. Lawrence But it served Manchester House. James bought very little stock in these days: just remnants and pieces for his immortal robes. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

H.P. Lovecraft Such were the shreds and fragments gathered here and there; and over these Mr. Ward and Dr. Willett held many long and serious conferences. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H.P. Lovecraft [1927]

Henry James So it has been these twenty years; so it will be as long as I last. The Ghostly Rental by Henry James [1876]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Dunster, who saw that the meeting of these two was no ordinary encounter, passed on. The Long Arm of Mannister by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1909]

All these people sat down; it was an intimate circle into which Renouard felt himself cordially admitted; and the talk was of the great search which occupied all their minds. The Planter of Malata by Joseph Conrad [1915]

What were all these disappearing donkeys and vanishing ladies compared to the performances he had lately staged? Bill was puffed up with a great pride. The Magic Walking Stick by John Buchan [1927]

Anthony Trollope But in these days she had loved no man, and was inclined to think so little of herself as to make her want of love no necessary bar to the accomplishment of the wish of others. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Blaise Pascal The chief of these comprehends the two infinitudes which are combined in every thing: the one of greatness, the other of littleness. Of the Geometrical Spirit by Blaise Pascal

George Gissing To that he was not equal; these heights heroic were not for his treading. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

Edgar Allan Poe In their origin these laws were fashioned to embrace all contingencies which could lie in the Future. With God all is Now. I repeat, then, that I speak of these things only as of coincidences. The Mystery of Marie Roget by Edgar Allan Poe [1842]

Arthur Conan Doyle Many of these stems were twenty feet high, with sharp, strong tops, so that even as they stood they made formidable spears. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

Now as I design you for the latter of these employments I shall waive saying anything about the first of these. The Life and Letters of John Gay by Lewis Melville

Anthony Trollope During these days of which we are speaking Clarissa would take her “Faery Queen,” and would work hard perhaps for half an hour. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Andrew Lang On the floor lay seven lindorm skins and six snow-white shirts, and beside these three worn-out scrubbing brushes, while in the bed a beautiful youth was lying asleep beside the fair young maiden. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Half of her was sober Herries—she could understand Will’s ambitions—the other half was wild English, born of her mother and father, belonging altogether to these hills and lakes and streams. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

George Elio But those agitated nights were producing a more fatal effect than was represented by these slight outward changes. Mr. Gilfil’s Love Story by George Elio

James Clerk Maxwell The study of these phenomena is at present the path which leads to the development of molecular science. Five of Maxwell’s Papers by James Clerk Maxwell

Alas! he but repeats what he has heard echoed through the solitude of these rooms. The Circular Study by Anna Katharine Green

Wilkie Collins The note was directed to Mr Streatfield; the lines contained only these words: ‘Two hours hence, I shall expect to see you alone in the library. The Twin Sisters by Wilkie Collins [1851]

Henry Fielding Fierce, who was greatly comforted by these assurances of his friend, returned him many thanks, and, both shaking each other very earnestly by the hand, with a very hearty embrace they separated. The History of the Life of the Late Mr. Jonathan Wild The Great by Henry Fielding

Sinclair Lewis He suspected that two out of the three men were university graduates; that all six of these loud-mouthed libertines were, at home, worthy deacons and pall-bearers. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

Algernon Blackwood From the same bit of soil emerged these intricate patterns and designs, these different forms. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Anatole France They approached them, and fell into the clever traps Jehovah had disposed and spread intentionally in the body and on the belly of these two amphoræ. At the Sign of the Reine Pédauque by Anatole France

Anthony Trollope As he went on upon his journey his imagination went to work to picture to himself the state of his father’s life under these circumstances. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Edgar Allan Poe But these dreams were not altogether uninterrupted. The Mystery of Marie Roget by Edgar Allan Poe [1842]

Edmund Burke The chief pleasure we receive by feeling, is in the one or the other of these qualities; and if there be a combination of both, our pleasure is greatly increased. On the Sublime and Beautiful by Edmund Burke [1757]

Both these facts made for safety. Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad [1921]

Continually and Continuously. It seems that these words should have the same meaning, but in their use by good writers there is a difference. Write it Right by Ambrose Bierce [1909]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Possibly, it was an instinctive device of her spirit to relieve itself by the exhibition of these phantasmagoric forms, from the cruel weight and hardness of the reality. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1850]

Walter Scott Of the castle of Mangertoun, so often mentioned in these ballads, there are very few vestiges. The Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border by Walter Scott [1802-1803]

And this Priam at his going away, after he had sworn to the conditions, confirms by these words:— But Jove and other gods alone do know, Which is designed to see the shades below; (“Iliad,” iii. Symposiacs by Plutarch

Henry Handel Richardson You trundled your hoop up and down these paths, but didn’t go far away, because you couldn’t see where they ended for mist; and Nannan said you might get lost, or fall into a round pond. The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

Gaston Leroux Here, this way, these stairs!” They reached the fifth cellar. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux [1910]

Rafael Sabatini Upon the nethermost of these sat an aged, bearded Jew in a black djellaba, his head swathed in a coloured kerchief. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

Washington Irving In these circumstances the author bids adieu to fame; writes for bread; and for that only imagination is seldom called in. The Life of Oliver Goldsmith by Washington Irving [1840]

Henry James I have said that in these days Sherringham wondered about many things, and by the time his leave of absence came this practice had produced a particular speculation. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

Andrew Lang To these we must now add the rarity of really good Elzevirs. Though Elzevirs have been more fashionable than at present, they are still regarded by novelists as the great prize of the book collector. Books and Bookmen by Andrew Lang

Edith Wharton How sweet the rain would have been under the budding trees of Cedarledge! But here, in these degraded streets. Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton [1927]

George Berkeley Qu. Whether if all the idle hands in this kingdom were employed on hemp and flax, we might not find sufficient vent for these manufactures? 86. The Querist by George Berkeley [1735]

Anthony Trollope Sir Harry already knew that he was in debt to these men; already knew with fair accuracy the amount of those debts. Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite by Anthony Trollope [1871]

He sought out one of these and told him it was a matter of life or death that he see this woman. The Mysterious Card by Cleveland Moffett [1895]

Hamlet. MRS. BELDEN paused, lost in the sombre shadow which these words were calculated to evoke, and a short silence fell upon the room. The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green

E. Phillips Oppenheim Directly these proceedings are over, I propose to advertise, offering a considerable reward for their return. The Strange Boarders of Palace Crescent by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Edgar Allan Poe One of these I have already spoken of. Tales of Natural Beauty by Edgar Allan Poe

Arthur Morrison And, apart from these considerations, here, at any rate, was one man who had an interest in keeping your colt from winning, and here was his room waiting for me to explore. The Dorrington Deed-Box by Arthur Morrison

George Meredith But it’s all unproductive-dead weight on the country, these fellows with their writings! He says Beauchamp’s praise of Miss Denham is quite deserved. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

There are two hundred known orders of plants; of these not one is certainly known to exist exclusively in the fossil state. Geological contemporaneity and persistent types of life by Thomas Henry Huxley

That’s the worst of these new inspectors, they are so infernally zealous. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

I drove up a grass-grown avenue, under the boughs of these noble trees, whose foliage, dyed in autumnal red and yellow, returned the beams of the western sun gorgeously. Dickon the Devil by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

It had been my design to adjourn for coffee in the company of some of these new friends; but I was no sooner on the sidewalk than I found myself unaccountably alone. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Anthony Trollope The present occupier of the house is a certain Mr. Reginald Morton, with whom we shall also be much concerned in these pages, but whose introduction to the reader shall be postponed for awhile. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

John Morley Both of these performances have in different degrees a historic meaning, but neither of them would have survived to our own day unless they had been associated with a name of power. Burke by John Morley [1879]

Willa Cather When Hedger first moved in, these rooms were occupied by a young man who tried to write plays, — and who kept on trying until a week ago, when the nurse had put him out for unpaid rent. Youth and the Bright Medusa by Willa Cather [1920]

I shall put these buckets, with mugs, at convenient places, so that you may assuage your thirst if occasion serves. The Lust of Hate by Guy Boothby [1898]

Robert Louis Stevenson The silence of these wretched men was not yet broken, when there arose, in the empty night, a sound louder than the roar of any European tempest, swifter to travel than the wings of any Eastern wind. The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson

Henry James Catherine, at the time of these events, had left her thirtieth year well behind her, and had quite taken her place as an old maid. Washington Square by Henry James [1880]

That these two could threaten or destroy his intimacy with Mrs. Rebell had never occurred to him as being possible. Barbara Rebell by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1905]

H. G. Wells Two or three of these seem to have been brought in each cylinder, and all were killed before earth was reached. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells [1898]

Anthony Trollope When they have these things they can’t afford to have wives too,—and sometimes they can’t afford to pay for either. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Charles Kingsley We cannot deny, however, that, in spite of all faults, these men had a strength. Thoughts on Shelley and Byron by Charles Kingsley

Robert Louis Stevenson It was astonishing what insults these people managed to convey by their presence. The Amateur Emigrant by Robert Louis Stevenson

Guy de Maupassant And these two towers were outlined against the milky whiteness of the Alps, that enormous distant wall of snow which enclosed the entire horizon. Madame Parisse by Guy de Maupassant [1886]

Nathaniel Hawthorne The object of the commanding general appears to have been to cut off the communications of these detached troops with Santa Anna’s main army, and thus to have them entirely at his mercy. Life of Franklin Pierce by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

John Galsworthy Turning on the gas, he heaved a deep sigh, as though amongst these treasures, the backs of which confronted him in stacks, around the little room, he had found at length his peace of mind. The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

From these appearances twenty years had taught me to fly to any burrow, but your dinner-table offers no retreat; you are hoist, so to speak, on your own carving-fork. An impossible ideal by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1903]

Jules Verne The isle was absolutely uninhabited — not a bird was to be seen in this burning atmosphere, not an animal on these scoriae-covered rocks, not a fish in these seething waters. The Field of Ice by Jules Verne

Gertrude Stein It was in these days too that the friendship between Gertrude Stein and Juan Gris began. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

And notwithstanding all these consuming excesses, he asserted that he could not render his imagination barren. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

Andrew Lang Well, bubble as your poetry was, you may be proud that it needed all these sharpest of pens to prick the bubble. Letters to Dead Authors by Andrew Lang

Ford Madox Ford But these fellows aim at sapping the heart of the army . No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

George Gissing It was not easy to understand how these two girls came to be so intimate, for they seemed to have very little in common. Eve's Ransom by George Gissing [1894]

William Makepeace Thackeray I should have preferred a clean maidservant, but the sensations of Londoners are too acute perhaps on these subjects; and a faithful John, after all, IS more genteel. The Book of Snobs by William Makepeace Thackeray [1846]

Arthur Conan Doyle We had never before seen them save at night, and indeed they are nocturnal animals save when disturbed in their lairs, as these had been. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

While these thoughts were going disconnectedly through his mind, Bunting was breaking four eggs into a basin. The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

Jules Verne Evidently beneath the cranium of these two Anglo-Saxon heads there was a thick crust of obstinacy, which would not be easy to remove. Robur the Conqueror by Jules Verne [1887]

Robert Green Ingersoll I am much obliged to the gentleman who interpolated these passages. What shall we do to be Saved? by Robert Green Ingersoll

D.H. Lawrence Fifty million children growing up purposeless, with no purpose save the attainment of their own individual desires, these are not the future, they are only a disintegration of the past. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

Arthur Conan Doyle If these lights came from a cottage, it was probable enough that I might find what I wanted there. The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1896]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu And my friend, Wynne Williams, won’t let me tell Lady Verney how odd these people are, he’s so afraid of her hearing the rumour of their being mad. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]

Henry James I have spoken of these reminiscences as of a row of coloured beads, and I confess that as I continue to straighten out my chaplet I am rather proud of the comparison. Glasses by Henry James [1896]

F. Scott Fitzgerald It seemed to him that the essential element in these men at the top was their faith that their affairs were the very core of life. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

G. K. Chesterton It is because in each of these cases some outward motion makes memorable the inward mood that these critics feel that it cannot really be so very inward. Robert Louis Stevenson by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

George Gissing With much curiosity, with not a little mistrust, Harvey entered the presence of these ladies, whose names and circumstances had been so familiar to him for years. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Ralph Waldo Emerson But when I see the daybreak, I am not reminded of these Homeric, or Shakspearian, or Miltonic, or Chaucerian pictures. Literary Ethics by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1838]

But these act discontinuously; and in the intervals the shallower levels of life tend to close in and shut us off. Memories and Studies by William James

I never wrote either of these signatures; I never saw that document until to-night. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

Olaf Stapledon Though these ‘servants of the light’, as they called themselves, welcomed the scientific education which the government offered them, they also welcomed its insistence on the ancient wisdom. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

I could not close an eye during these days and not much at night. Greenmantle by John Buchan

Arthur Conan Doyle If they come the other way, we can get through the door if our job is done, or hide behind these window curtains if it is not. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

Anthony Trollope It adds greatly to the comfort of friends living together when these things are accurately settled. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

And Captain Godfrey Monk made himself happier in these peaceful days than he had ever been in his stormy ones. The Silent Chimes by Ellen Wood

Algernon Blackwood For the longer I looked the more certain I became that these figures were real and living, though perhaps not according to the standards that the camera and the biologist would insist upon. The Willows by Algernon Blackwood [1907]

William Makepeace Thackeray The Bamnecide’s dinner to Shacabac was only one degree removed from these solemn banquets. The Book of Snobs by William Makepeace Thackeray [1846]

In relation to these matters English opinion, a century ago, was very much what it is now. Joseph Priestley by Thomas Henry Huxley

Anatole France These small shops, these monotonous windows, were nothing to her. The Red Lily by Anatole France [1894]

Theodore Dreiser She knew that she was to pay four dollars for her board and room, and now she felt that it would be an exceedingly gloomy round, living with these people. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Virginia Woolf For if we were asked to extract the teaching from these poems we should be at a loss. The Death of the Moth and other essays by Virginia Woolf [1942]

Arthur Morrison Nobody apparently knew anything of these papers, and it struck Greer that it was now in his power to prevent anybody learning, unless an interested party were disposed to pay for the disclosure. The Dorrington Deed-Box by Arthur Morrison

Elizabeth Von Arnim I have never had anything to do yet with death, and have not thought of these things. The Solitary Summer by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1899]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle It is inconceivable that this fellow could have made two such vindictive enemies as these appear to be without knowing of it. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

Henry James If on a rare occasion one of these couples might be divided, so, by as uncommon a chance, the other might be joined; the only difference being in the gravity of the violated law. The Sacred Fount by Henry James [1901]

H. G. Wells They regarded these big, healthy men they were shooting down precisely as these same big, healthy men might regard some inferior kind of nigger. The Land Ironclads by H. G. Wells [1903]

Andrew Lang In these bookish memories I have said nothing about religion and religious books, for various reasons. Adventures Among Books by Andrew Lang

George Gissing Whether to these obstacles should be added another more serious, Harvey could not quite assure himself. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Some of these are very curious and almost grotesque, but there is much excuse for this. English Embroidered Bookbindings by Cyril Davenport [1899]

Edith Wharton As to these joys she professed a contemptuous incredulity. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

Anthony Trollope Before you read these few words you will know that you have trusted one who was quite untrustworthy. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

Mark Twain To these and all other subjects he recurs occasionally, and in season, but with reminiscences of the law his memory, as is abundantly clear, was simply saturated. Is Shakespeare Dead? by Mark Twain

Jules Verne All these contrivances are well known, but they were here fitted in perfection. Robur the Conqueror by Jules Verne [1887]

Mark Twain The awe which these reflections inspired was attested by the impressive silence and the ranks of staring eyes. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain [1876]

George Meredith He would have been affected by these wonders had any relic of Adiante appeased his thirst. Celt and Saxon by George Meredith [1910]

The bewildering romance, light tarnished with darkness, the semi-fabulous legend, truth celestial mixed with human falsehoods, these fade even of themselves, as life advances. Suspiria de Profundis by Thomas De Quincey [1845]

George Gissing In the matter of books she was well off; Mr. Athel and his sister had subscriptions at several London libraries, and of these the governess was invited to make free use. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

Henry Handel Richardson Above these danced, in millions, the giant Rhine-mosquitoes. Two Tales of Old Strasbourg by Henry Handel Richardson

Robert Louis Stevenson But these are but experiments. The Silverado Squatters by Robert Louis Stevenson

Maria Edgeworth But no —“too serious matters these to be jested with,” even with a glass of Barsac at the lips. Ormond by Maria Edgeworth

Arthur Conan Doyle It has attained such a pitch that he has an amanuensis, whose sole duty it is to copy down and preserve these effusions. Uncle Jeremy’s Household by Arthur Conan Doyle

Thomas Hardy We’ll make a nest for these children, and then we’ll have another look round. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

H. G. Wells You must figure these mighty forms, forty feet high the least of them was, reclining on a patch of turf that would have seemed a stubble of reeds to a common man. The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth by H. G. Wells [1904]

George Borrow Indeed, these civil employments were at this period given today and taken away tomorrow, so that the person who held one of them for a month might consider himself a functionary of long standing. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

At the present day, these groups of animals are perfectly well-defined from one another. Lectures on Evolution by Thomas Henry Huxley

E. F. Benson Daisy tossed and turned as she revolved these knotty points. Lucia in London by E. F. Benson [1927]

Dismissing these as stale and unprofitable, he began to wonder what present he could take the boy. A Marriage by Ella D'Arcy [1896]

Guy de Maupassan Rich, illustrious, the gainer of all honors, he nevertheless remained, in these his later years, a man who did not know exactly toward what ideal he had been aiming. Strong as Death by Guy de Maupassan

Even in the darkest ages there have been these points of illumination. Unveiling a Parallel by Alice Ilgenfritz Jones and Ella Merchant [1893]

Even these fees, of course, meant fearful sacrifices at home. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

Jules Verne They did, indeed, lower some cords twisted into running knots, but (as might have been expected) these only slipped over, without holding, the slimy bodies of the sharks. The Survivors of the Chancellor by Jules Verne [1875]

However, I saw that while pitying the “narrow spirit” of the Nikonites, these old people willingly and with great satisfaction kept one another within narrow bounds. In the World by Maksim Gorky

Henry James I’ve been watching these people for upwards of thirty-five years, and I don’t hesitate to say that I’ve acquired considerable information. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Theodore Dreiser Lester Kane was the natural product of these untoward conditions. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

Edgar Allan Poe How canst thou tranquilly sleep? I cannot rest for the cry of these great agonies. Tales of Illusion by Edgar Allan Poe

F. Scott Fitzgerald One minute it’s ‘the brutality and inhumanity of these Prussians’— the next it’s ‘we ought to exterminate the whole German people. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Anthony Trollope I very soon abandoned any attempt at drawing a word from these ancient mothers of families; but not the less did I ponder in my mind over the circumstances of their lives. North America by Anthony Trollope

Robert Louis Stevenson And yet I think he would be a bold man who should choose between these passages. Memories and Portraits by Robert Louis Stevenson

Her works written in pursuance of these objects are too numerous to mention. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

Then I thought — you know, in our business, these things enter by one ear and go out by the other. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Arthur Conan Doyle The men dig pits in loose gravel lying along the banks of the river, and it is in these pits that the diamonds are found. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

The effect of these words was very visible. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

In point of fact, not only in the great city, but in the outlying towns, these natural ordermakers, whether amateurs or officials, came to the front immediately. Memories and Studies by William James

Herman Melville But what are these particular precautions of yours? Yet first let me close yonder shutters; the slanting rain is beating through the sash. The Lightning-Rod Man by Herman Melville

William Makepeace Thackeray They are on their knees still before English fashionthese simple, wild people; and indeed it is hard not to grin at some of their NAIVE exhibitions. The Book of Snobs by William Makepeace Thackeray [1846]

Arthur Conan Doyle That man was, so far as I could understand, the old hereditary priest of the cult, and perhaps when we know more we shall see something of these ancient people. The Maracot Deep by Arthur Conan Doyle [1929]

G. K. Chesterton Yet these were the very things I ought to have torn and rent in rage, as the trappings of imposture, if I had really regarded the explanation as spoiling the experience. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

Edmund Burke In these a cottage, a dung-hill, the meanest and most ordinary utensils of the kitchen, are capable of giving us pleasure. On the Sublime and Beautiful by Edmund Burke [1757]

Edith Wharton I found it out because, as it happens, Mr. Dobree drew up her will; and the doctors say any one of these attacks of gout — ” “Oh — . The Children by Edith Wharton [1928]

Elizabeth Gaskell I could speak to it anywhere by these marks. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

It is brandy which has done you harm, which has filled your brain with these horrible delusions. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

So far as these knew, Mr. and Mrs. Hardshaw lived happily together; certainly the wife was devoted to her handsome and accomplished husband and exceedingly proud of him. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

Nothing to suggest a place for the disposal of such cumbersome articles as these persons had made way with. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green

Rudyard Kipling No need to ask what these things meant. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

I hope some of these days I may be able to make things square with you. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Edmund Burke On either of these estimations, France was not ill-peopled. Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke [1790]