Phrases with "tolerate"

In our American republic we should scarcely tolerate a party in favor of a monarchy, but in the Spanish monarchy a republican party is recognized and represented. Familiar Spanish Travels by William Dean Howells

George Gissing In his talk he mostly affected extremely aristocratic sentiments, the cause of this doubtless lying in an exquisitely refined taste which could not tolerate anything savouring of coarseness. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

George Meredith Country people are not inclined to tolerate the display of a passion for anything. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

Robert Louis Stevenson He was not so much difficult about his fellow human beings as he could not tolerate the terms of their association. Familiar Studies of Men and Books by Robert Louis Stevenson

Jane Austen I can imagine, that before she had seen any body superior, she might tolerate him. Emma by Jane Austen [1816]

That may have caused Sir Peter — who was lord of the manor and of the common included — to tolerate in him what it was supposed he would not in others. Hester Reed’s Pills by Ellen Wood [1874]

Margaret Oliphant The factor from the isles is not a fool like this fellow here, whom I tolerate because he has his uses too. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

Sinclair Lewis After her third scream of righteousness whenever she attacks Hitler, Winifred almost makes me tolerate Hitler, and I don’t like that. Gideon Planish by Sinclair Lewis

H. G. Wells Never yet have I had to tolerate such useless talk from grown men. The Brothers by H. G. Wells [1938]

Sigmund Freud He for whom the forbidden saying was intended was more likely to tolerate it if he was able to laugh at it, and to flatter himself with the comment that what he disliked was obviously absurd. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

H. G. Wells It could not tolerate opposition. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Would my father wish us, because he is gone, to spoil our lives for him? He would be the last, the very last in the world, to tolerate it. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Fanny Fern You must have everything nice; you cannot tolerate anything coarse or gross. Ruth Hall by Fanny Fern [1854]

Ivan Turgenev Not recognising the smallest weakness in himself he did not understand, did not tolerate any weakness in any one. Dream tales and prose poems by Ivan Turgenev

David Hume I think, that the state ought to tolerate every principle of philosophy; nor is there an instance, that any government has suffered in its political interests by such indulgence. An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding by David Hume

Nathaniel Hawthorne Much as I liked Hollingsworth, it cost me many a groan to tolerate him on this point. The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

D. H. Lawrence She simply will tolerate nothing short of perfection. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Radclyffe Hall Then Stephen had found her typing too slow, so was sending the work to a woman in Passy; obsessed by a longing to finish her book, she would tolerate neither let nor hindrance. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

Jane Austen Mrs. Weston was afraid of draughts for the young people in that passage; and neither Emma nor the gentlemen could tolerate the prospect of being miserably crowded at supper. Emma by Jane Austen [1816]

There is not a sufficient audience of aesthetics to tolerate the change of which the mango seems ambitious. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

Jack London White Fang, however, was beginning to tolerate this act. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

Olaf Stapledon He could not tolerate the prospect of being saddled with responsibility for what he regarded as a glib and insincere work. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

E. Phillips Oppenheim A single person of disordered mentality might brood upon such a cataclysm; no normal group of persons in these sober days was likely to tolerate the idea. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Jules Verne He would not tolerate the slightest infraction of discipline, and mercilessly ordered men into confinement for the slightest neglect, whilst he himself had never been reprimanded. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

Citizens! The Military Revolutionary Committee declares that it will not tolerate any violation of revolutionary order. Ten Days That Shook the World by John Reed

H. G. Wells They train themselves not to think of the rights and wrongs of sexual life, not to tolerate liberties even in their private imaginations. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

Robert Green Ingersoll Germany and France would not tolerate Bruno. According to the Christian system, this world was the center of everything. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Edith Wharton The Adelschein goes about in a place like this because it’s nobody’s business to stop her; but the women who tolerate her here would drop her like a shot if she set foot on their own ground. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

But the pinchbeck sobriety of later times was unable to tolerate her freedom. A Memoir of Mrs. Behn by Montague Summers

Tom does not tolerate that frame of mind in others. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

Rudyard Kipling A race that has been persecuted, or — what comes to the same thing — bored, by every persecuted refugee to whom they have ever given an asylum, naturally learns to tolerate anything. A Book of Words by Rudyard Kipling [1928]

Thomas Carlyle Yet, at bottom, after all the talk there is and has been about it, what is tolerance? Tolerance has to tolerate the unessential; and to see well what that is. On Heroes and Hero Worship and the Heroic in History by Thomas Carlyle

They were brought up in a school that doesn’t tolerate frustrations. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

G. K. Chesterton He had grown to tolerate those dreary and mumbling madmen who trailed themselves about the beautiful asylum gardens. The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

Sinclair Lewis She was harder to tolerate than the rumbling Shad — a man for whom the chaplain might even have been a little sorry, after he was safely hanged. It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis

John Stuart Mill It IS a determination not to tolerate others in doing what is permitted by their religion, because it is not permitted by the persecutor’s religion. On Liberty by John Stuart Mill [1859]

He could not tolerate such an idea as this; and he sacrificed poor Archibald Floyd’s commercial integrity for the preservation of Aurora’s womanly dignity. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

I will not tolerate her memory; I will never submit to the degradation of hearing her named in my presence. A Tale of Sin by Ellen Wood [1870]

G. K. Chesterton How can people tolerate all that vulgar, reeking, gushing commercial cant everywhere? How can a man talk about the Old Fireside? It’s obscene. Tales of the Long Bow by G. K. Chesterton [1925]

But he knew only two women who would tolerate him. Miss Lonelyhearts by Nathanael West [1933]

Edith Wharton There were moments when she could hardly tolerate the pale autumnal beauty which her glass reflected, when even this phantom of youth and radiance became a stumbling-block to her spiritual pride. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

I shall never tolerate that woman unless I can feel sure of that. Milly Darrell by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1873]

Edith Wharton He had left Susy because he could not tolerate the conditions on which he had discovered their life together to be based; and he had told her so. The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton [1922]

I can’t tolerate a situation in which I am exposed any day to receive an order through him. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

Arnold Bennett It was known that he would not tolerate invasions, nor even ambassadorial visits. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Jacob Nowell seemed to tolerate rather than to invite his visits, and the adventurer tried in vain to get at the real feelings underlying that emotionless manner. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Maria Edgeworth Do you prepare Lady Anne to tolerate Lady Delacour’s faults, and I will prepare Lady Delacour to tolerate Lady Anne’s virtues. Belinda. by Maria Edgeworth

Arnold Bennett When he reached the shop, he sat down at his old desk in the black-stained cubicle, and spied forth and around for the alleged dust which he would tolerate in business but would not tolerate at home. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

Sitting at it by the window, the light fell over the right side and no habitual writer would ever tolerate his right hand continually casting a shadow as he wrote. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

Andrew Lang But I doubt if you have enough of the experience brought by years to tolerate the opposite opinion, as your elders can. Letters on Literature by Andrew Lang

Nathaniel Hawthorne To tell you a secret, I never could tolerate a philanthropist before. The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

Robert Louis Stevenson He could not tolerate the spirit of the pick-thank; being what we are, he wished us to see others with a generous eye of admiration, not with the smallness of the seeker after faults. Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin by Robert Louis Stevenson

If he had brought himself just to tolerate her coming, she had sufficient reason to be grateful. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Mr Ellis, for example — would he tolerate it that you propose my name?’ ‘Oh, bother Ellis. But you must understand that I can’t promise to get you elected. Burmese Days by George Orwell

He had to bring himself to tolerate them because of the necessary manual labor of the ship which must be done. End of the Tether by Joseph Conrad [1902]

Henry Handel Richardson Papa, himself so given to “sitting around”, could not tolerate idleness in others. Sister Ann by Henry Handel Richardson

Willa Cather It was very stimulating, for she couldn’t tolerate stupidity. Alexander’s Bridge by Willa Cather [1912]

Arthur Conan Doyle In spite of all these peculiarities we learned not only to tolerate the gentleman, but even to like him. Gentlemanly Joe by Arthur Conan Doyle

Guy de Maupassan At last, unable to tolerate longer the pain of that reopened wound, he wished to try to calm it with the recollection of his early love, to drown it in evoking his first and great passion. Strong as Death by Guy de Maupassan

Arnold Bennett It was astounding that his father could tolerate such disorder; no doubt the whole shop was in the same condition. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

George Gissing The more need he had of nursing and restraint, the less could he tolerate interference with his habits, invasion of his gloomy solitude. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

Olaf Stapledon On the other hand the World Government could not tolerate any attempt to flout its authority; otherwise the whole new order, so painfully created and on the whole so beneficial, would soon break down. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

Edmund Burke There are in England abundance of men who tolerate in the true spirit of toleration. Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke [1790]

Anthony Trollope He could hate it for himself and yet tolerate it in others, as a man may card-playing, or rackets, or the turf. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Virginia Woolf In the first place, Horace Walpole did not tolerate bores, or write to them, or go for country jaunts with them; in the second, Miss Waddell loves you. The Death of the Moth and other essays by Virginia Woolf [1942]

H. G. Wells It’s only because you’re a raw beginner that I tolerate you now. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

George Meredith Society will never tolerate one who is familiar with boors. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

In America, both in life and fiction, the tendency to tolerate crime, even to admire the criminal so long as he is success, is very much more marked. Raffles and Miss Blandish by George Orwell [1944]

John Galsworthy He felt in no mood to tolerate his uncle’s conversation. In Chancery by John Galsworthy

For some time their sense of mutual advantage may induce them to tolerate each other, but sooner or later human nature will assert itself, and the ménage will break up. Books and Characters by Lytton Strachey

Arnold Bennett He said he could not tolerate the ordinary gravestone, which always looked, to him, as if the wind might blow it over, thus negativing the idea of solidity. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

The retreat stands by itself, hidden between two highly respectable middle-class streets, whose inhabitants would scarcely tolerate Alsatian habits or Field Lane proclivities in their near neighbours. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

E. T. A. Hoffmann They can’t tolerate any sweet voices; the only sounds they will endure are the hoarse ‘Halloos’ of the chase. The Entail by E. T. A. Hoffmann

George Gissing No obligation of any kind lay upon them to tolerate the London ruffian. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Henry James The interest I take in you is something quite extraordinary; but the most extraordinary thing in it is that it’s perfectly prepared to tolerate the interest of others. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

The sun and soil of Egypt demand one special breed of men, and will tolerate no other. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

G. K. Chesterton But Bernard Shaw is far too much of a Puritan to tolerate such doubts about points which he counts essential. George Bernard Shaw by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

F. Scott Fitzgerald MAURY: Can’t tolerate those Victorian designs it comes in. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

A village is too much for her nervous delicacy: at most, she can tolerate a distant view of a hamlet. Joan of Arc by Thomas De Quincey

F. Scott Fitzgerald But I will not tolerate your complaining and calamity-howling —” “You’re not very pleasant yourself sometimes, you know. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

Edith Wharton We disagreed on many subjects, and she could never tolerate any discussion of a point which her convictions made sacred; but we agreed so deeply on essentials that the disagreements did not matter. A Backward Glance by Edith Wharton [1934]

Benjamin Disraeli He would not tolerate any reference to the state of the nation; it was the state of the Church which engrossed his being. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

H. G. Wells The world of private finance would not tolerate great rehousing, great educational and socially constructive enterprises, on the part of the relatively feeble governments of the time. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Olaf Stapledon The awake Victor, though in some ways far more to the Left in politics than the Dolt, would not tolerate unfair or uncritical propaganda. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

Madame du Deffand could not tolerate young people; she declared that she did not know what to say to them; and they, no doubt, were in precisely the same difficulty. Books and Characters by Lytton Strachey

Algernon Blackwood He himself would be dismissed, he well knew, in another moment, for Lady Gleeson would not tolerate a third person at the meal. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Master commissary, we know well that the King’s grace, though he has a grudge against certain of the religious, has an ardent mind to pure religion and will tolerate no heresy-making. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

The, real reason was that he proved so violently, overbearingly quarrelsome that even they couldn’t tolerate him. Serapion by Francis Stevens

Virginia Woolf Such is the suggestive power of words that they will often make a bad book into a very lovable human being, and a good book into a man whom we can hardly tolerate in the room. The Death of the Moth and other essays by Virginia Woolf [1942]

Theodore Dreiser He thought what fools the Platows must be to tolerate this art atmosphere for Stephanie without keeping a sharp watch over it. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

To tolerate the bourgeois newspapers would mean to cease being a Socialist. When one makes a Revolution, one cannot mark time; one must always go forward-or go back. Ten Days That Shook the World by John Reed

Edith Wharton It was doubtful at one time if they would tolerate her seeing me, and she almost had to disinfect herself after each visit. Autres Temps . . . by Edith Wharton [1916]

Henry Handel Richardson Was she stupid or clever? He could not tolerate stupidity. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

She was constitutionally inadaptable, and certainly made no attempt to understand or tolerate these outbreaks. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

Charles Dudley Warner I was too proud to tolerate the idea of ever mending my circumstances by matrimony. Washington Irving by Charles Dudley Warner

Aunt Margaret was not one to tolerate the comings of any strange young man, and she had a peculiar dislike to the police. The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

George Eliot I’ll tolerate no nuisances but such as I can’t help; and the question now is, not whether we can do away with all the nuisances in the world, but with a particular nuisance under our noses. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

Edmund Burke We tolerate them, because property and liberty, to a degree, require that toleration. Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke [1790]

John Lewis Burckhard The Mekkawys, however, tolerate within their walls notorious heretics. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

Willa Cather If you’ve come to us in a missionary spirit, we’ll tolerate you politely, but we’ll laugh in our sleeve, I warn you. The Troll Garden by Willa Cather [1905]

Arnold Bennett He could not tolerate the incubus of the bailiff a moment longer than was absolutely unavoidable. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Rudyard Kipling Here she was safe, for young bees will tolerate any sort of stranger. Actions and Reactions by Rudyard Kipling [1909]

But Hester’s doctor differed from them — he was extremely obstinate — with the result that the Gresleys were obliged to tolerate the obnoxious bottle on their very table. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

Henry David Thoreau There is an incessant influx of novelty into the world, and yet we tolerate incredible dulness. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

So he made a noise in his throat and got up, adding with a princely magnanimity, “But don’t be rude to your aunt: I won’t tolerate that. The Greater Trumps by Charles Williams

The difference is not merely that we tolerate in a man of confessed superiority what would be intolerable in an equal. Milton by Mark Pattison [1879]

Jack London In the same way, he came to tolerate Matt — as a possession of his master. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

Captain Monk, as a brave seaman, is too bold to tolerate anything of the sort. The Silent Chimes by Ellen Wood

Radclyffe Hall She looked at him coldly, wondering the while how she could tolerate this young man — why indeed, she chose to endure him. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

Vanaman was in no mood to tolerate even silent insolence of that sort; his fists clenched, and in passing he half turned. Claimed! by Francis Stevens

Henry James We can’t afford such mistakes, we can’t tolerate such licence. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

Sinclair Lewis I’m trying to be firm and convince you that I’m not going to tolerate this philandering. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

He’s a nasty piece of work, that lad, and it beats me how people tolerate him as they do, for he’s the oily faux bonhomme if there ever was one. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

Edith Wharton With the windows of that house looking down on us, how could I have imagined such a thing? The dogs knew better: they knew what the house would tolerate and what it would not. Kerfol by Edith Wharton [1916]

George Meredith Shall she be ashamed of him?” “You will never persuade me to tolerate assassination,” said the duchess colouring. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

But if she could manage to tolerate her husband, his mother began to irritate her intensely. The Tragedy of the Silver Moon by Arthur Gask [1940]

John Galsworthy On Monday she would go! The decision made her well disposed towards young Mont. With something to look forward to she could afford to tolerate and respond. To Let by John Galsworthy

Jack London Rather did they tolerate him in a broad human way, as one tolerates any creature evilly treated in the making. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

H. G. Wells Are we to tolerate even a temporary revival of the old system? In the name of reason, why? If their brains have got into the wrong grooves — well, we can make fresh brains. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

To tolerate such knowledge with a joyous welcome was meant, as the holy Doctors had taught her, to be the best privilege of man, and so remained. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

If Maulevrier brought him she must tolerate his presence, but she would do nothing to invite that danger. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

She was plainly not the sort of woman to tolerate curiosity. The Lady of the Island by Guy Boothby

But if we are to tolerate miracles, there is an end of all progress. Cobwebs from an Empty Skull by Ambrose Bierce [1874]