Phrases with "thoughtfulness"

But if I write for ever I could not make you understand the thoughtfulness of John Whitney. “Hark, Johnny! What’s that?” Cries, screams, sobs. At Whitney Hall by Ellen Wood [1872]

Jane Austen When the dessert and the wine were arranged, and Mrs. Dashwood and Elinor were left by themselves, they remained long together in a similarity of thoughtfulness and silence. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen [1811]

Nothing could have exceeded the kindness and thoughtfulness of the officers and passengers. The Lust of Hate by Guy Boothby [1898]

But my thoughtfulness was ‘thrown away. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

D. H. Lawrence Altogether I was astonished, and perhaps a trifle annoyed, at her extraordinary thoughtfulness and solicitude. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

Thomas Hardy He had not been displeased with her thoughtfulness on such an occasion; it was what every sensible woman would show: but Tess knew that she had been thoughtful to excess, and struggled against it. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Why she detested me, so far as I know, arose in part out of my thoughtfulness indisposed to garrulity, and in part out of my savage, Orson-like sincerity. Autobiographical Sketches by Thomas De Quincey [1853]

George Meredith And now, in thoughtfulness on her behalf, Dorothea said, ‘We have considered, Nesta, that you may be lonely; and if it is your wish, we will leave our card on your new acquaintance. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

Charles Dickens It would be uncommonly jolly!’ Her thoughtfulness baffled his cunning scrutiny. Hard Times by Charles Dickens [1854]

Jane Austen More thoughtfulness and less anxiety to please, than when they last met, were plainly expressed. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen [1813]

The figure of his brother-in-law remained imperceptible to him because of the morose thoughtfulness that lately had fallen like a veil between Mr Verloc and the appearances of the world of senses. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

Anthony Trollope We must look to it that we do not endeavour to carry our control beyond the wickedness and the barbarity, and that we be ready to submit to control from thoughtfulness and industry. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Frances Hodgson Burnett He had several reasons for thoughtfulness in connection with the matter. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

At first his countenance was illuminated with pleasure, but as he continued, thoughtfulness and sadness succeeded; at length, laying aside the instrument, he sat absorbed in reflection. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

But I had the advantage, perhaps, in thoughtfulness and observation of life. Autobiographical Sketches by Thomas De Quincey [1853]

Jane Austen His gravity and thoughtfulness returned on him in their fullest extent — and he sat for some time silent and dull. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen [1811]

Elizabeth Gaskell If in my thoughtfulness at noticing this I caught her eye, she blushed and sparkled all over, guessing that I was remembering our joint secret. Cousin Phillis by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

Thomas Hardy But it was easier to think that she ought to marry the yeoman than to take steps for doing it; and she went on living just as before, only with a little more thoughtfulness in her eyes. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy [1879]

Anthony Trollope There was a thoughtfulness too about her,—a thoughtfulness which some, perhaps, may call worldliness,—which made it impossible for her not to have her own condition constantly in her mind. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Lucy Maud Montgomery And I assure you I appreciate your kindness and thoughtfulness just as much as if it had turned out all right. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

He was a very happy, joyous boy, leading an active, enterprising life, though so lonely as to occasion greater dreaminess and thoughtfulness than usual at such an early age. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

His warm, genial manners had given place to thoughtfulness and care. Verena Fontaine’s Rebellion by Ellen Wood [1880]

Charles Dickens But thoughtfulness begets wrinkles; remembering this, he soon put it up, smoothed his contracted brow, hummed a gay tune with greater gaiety of manner, and was his unruffled self again. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

George Gissing Remember, too, that he was at the time of life when a boy’s simplicity is out-grown, and the man’s thoughtfulness has not yet developed. Sleeping Fires by George Gissing [1896]

Elizabeth Gaskell People did not care to enter the doors of one whose very depth of thoughtfulness rendered him moody and stern. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

George Gissing His countenance was capable, too, of a thoughtfulness beyond his years, a gravity which seemed to come of high thoughts or rich imagination. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

Her great, dark-blue eyes looked about her gravely, calmly expectant, and there was an air of thoughtfulness about her which was not at all childish. In the World by Maksim Gorky

D.H. Lawrence The speech went across their thoughtfulness like a star flying into the night, from nowhere. The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence