Phrases with "unearthly"

John Galsworthy The corn in that next field had an unearthly tinge, neither green nor gold, under the slanting sunlight. Swan Song by John Galsworthy

Abraham Merri The silver cone dropped from Yolara’s rigid fingers; her eyes grew stark with horror; all her unearthly loveliness fled from her; she stood pale-lipped. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

Algernon Blackwood The human horror, so easily comprehensible, had been smothered for the time by the hint of unearthly revelations. Sand by Algernon Blackwood [1912]

Charles Dickens He complied of course, and stood shading his haggard face in the unwonted sunlight of the great window, looking as wan and unearthly as if he had been summoned from the grave. American Notes for General Circulation by Charles Dickens [1842]

Virginia Woolf There were no sailing boats as yet, but a steamer was anchored in the bay, looking very ghostly in the mist; it gave one unearthly cry, and then all was silent. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

He knew of tales without end which told of unearthly visitants meeting at midnight on the lone hillside to settle their ghostly feuds. Comedy in the Full Moon by John Buchan

H.P. Lovecraft It took no excessive sensitiveness to beauty to make me literally gasp at the strange, unearthly splendour of the alien, opulent phantasy that rested there on a purple velvet cushion. The Shadow over Innsmouth by H.P. Lovecraft [1931]

Those unearthly tones were at once strange and familiar—familiar enough to move him to tears, yet so strange as to overpower him with terror. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

Algernon Blackwood In your blood, remember, lies an unearthly spiritual vagrancy which you must not, dare not, communicate to him, if you ever hope to see him cured. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

They showed unearthly enough by moonlight; but not half so unearthly as in the grey of dawn. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

M. P. Shiel Away! affairé on Ahs the Vault: The self-sick sea its bosom bespues: unearthly the world, and salt. Shapes in the Fire by M. P. Shiel [1896]

Algernon Blackwood Something unearthly glowed about him. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

The sun had just set and there was no colour in the west, but over all the homely, wind-swept landscape a solemn and unearthly light shone and slowly passed, shone and slowly passed. The Lowest Rung by Mary Cholmondeley [1908]

The smile faded from aer face, and its place was taken by such a look of unearthly pain and sorrow that Maskull had no need to press his question. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

I had no sooner laid myself down when an unearthly howl greeted me, which seemed to come from the bed. My Childhood by Maksim Gorky

She thought her husband’s face was at each moment acquiring more unearthly beauty, and feeling with him, she was raised above thought or sensation of personal sorrow. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

There was a sensibility and sweetness in his disposition, that gave a tender and unearthly tone to our converse. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

William Godwin He is beset with a multitude of unearthly phenomena. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

Abraham Merri Its fires faded; they flared out again, bathing the floating, unearthly figure of Norhala with their iridescences. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

Once, at any rate, be has seen an unearthly sight in the woods. The Celtic Twilight by William Butler Yeats [1893]

Julian Hawthorne All at once (for the machinery, having been so long out of use, had doubtless become very rusty) an unearthly peal of laughter — or what seemed such — was launched upon the evening air. The Laughing Mill by Julian Hawthorne

Mary Webb Its ideals, characters, ethics and crises made up an unearthly whole, which, being entirely useless as a tonic or as a balm, was so much poison. Gone to Earth by Mary Webb [1917]

William Harrison Ainsworth In an instant, the expression subsided; his fixed glassy eye resumed its unearthly chillness, and he turned once again to his companion. The Spectre Bride by William Harrison Ainsworth [1822]

H. G. Wells The thin mist of the dewy night had caught the violet glow and hung, unearthly smoke, over the colourless blaze. The Chronic Argonauts by H. G. Wells [1888]

Charles Dickens It had glided from him; it had its arm raised high in warning; and a smile passed over its unearthly features, as it reared its dark figure in triumph. The Haunted Man and the Ghost’s Bargain by Charles Dickens [1848]

Algernon Blackwood The unearthly mood stole over him. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

I did not like to ring at such an unearthly hour for fear of disturbing you. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

Owls and night-jars make strange unearthly cries. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

Horror of horrors! within a stair or two beneath the spot where I stood the unearthly tread smote the floor. An Account of Some Strange Disturbances in Aungier Street by J. Sheridan Le Fanu [1851]

D. H. Lawrence Then she enamelled the hall-furniture yellow, and decorated it with curious green and lavender lines and flowers, and had unearthly cushions and Sardinian pottery with unspeakable peaked griffins. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

Throughout that awful night he could never close his eyes for the horrible unearthly sounds that assailed him. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

When the last had disappeared we were left alone again in the same unearthly silence. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

He felt himself to be a witness of an unearthly meeting, of which the seeming friendliness was the most appalling thing. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

With an unearthly noise, between a yell and a snarl, the gymnast rolled off his bed and under it by a single unbroken movement. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Jack London This red glow shone in the faces of all, and made everything seem unearthly and unreal. Lost Face by Jack London

Nikolai Gogol One falls into a weird and unearthly mood, and silvery apparitions rise from the depths. A May Night by Nikolai Gogol

Arthur Machen I have seen a monoglot Englishman in Touraine behaving much as the Isiki behaved to the Frenchman at Libreville, even to the making of unearthly sounds and the indulging in antic gestures. Dreads and Drolls by Arthur Machen

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu And now the grand and unearthly oratorio has commenced. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

Jules Verne The summits of the igneous hills, some miles from Cape Bathurst, could not be seen; but the sheaf of flame shot up to a considerable height, lighting up the whole country in a weird, unearthly manner. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

H.G. Wells Only a face of unearthly beauty in a halo of chestnut hair, and a graceful figure clothed in a saffron garment that barely reached the knees. The Wonderful Visit by H.G. Wells [1895]

Algernon Blackwood And he imagined them as one: multiple expressions of some single unearthly portent they adumbrated in mighty formdead symbols of some spiritual conception long vanished from the world. Sand by Algernon Blackwood [1912]

Unorna has an unearthly power gained through hypnotism which is more than hypnotic, and which she uses to further her own ends. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Radclyffe Hall Then from out of that still and unearthly night, there crept upon Stephen an unearthly longing. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

At the village where we put up, however, the women and children of the head man at first all ran away, and the head man himself was very shy of us, thinking we were some unearthly creatures. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

Elizabeth Gaskell Whence came that ominous, unearthly whistle? Every man watched his neighbour. Lois the Witch by Elizabeth Gaskell [1859]

Every morning she rose at an unearthly hour, to fish out of old closets rag-bags bellied big with the odds and ends of thirty years’ assemblage. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

Wilkie Collins The unearthly quiet of his face had changed to an unearthly sorrow. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Henry James Rowland, left alone, stood there for an instant, intolerably puzzled, face to face with Miss Light’s poodle, who had set up a sharp, unearthly cry of sympathy with his mistress. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

Arthur Machen He saw the gathering darkness, the mystery of twilight changing the huddled squalid village into an unearthly city, into some dreadful Atlantis, inhabited by a ruined race. The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen [1907]

A great wind began to blow from the east and it bore to our ears a long mournful howl — a cry so unearthly that for a moment our hearts stopped. The Maker of Moons by Robert W. Chambers

A faint, unearthly shriek sounded, and the body fell in a heap to the floor. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

I thought he would be sure to take some notice of me; but I didn’t even know he was there till he set up that awful, unearthly howl. From Out the Vasty Deep by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1920]

Benjamin Disraeli We revel in the sunny light, after the unearthly glare of eternal snow. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

It was as quiet and empty, as earthly and unearthly as ever. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

H. Rider Haggard Then, in strange contrast to the hissing whisper, there broke from her lips a ringing and unearthly laugh that chilled him to the marrow. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

Her appearance was altered, as I had told Heathcliff; but when she was calm, there seemed unearthly beauty in the change. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

The access of horror and unearthly force as shown in the characters described by certain writers is significant. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

The pervading sense of loneliness made it a scene not unsuited for a wild and unearthly story. The White Cat of Drumgunniol by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Benjamin Disraeli Again her voice sounded; she chanted, in an unearthly voice, verses. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

But now I yelled; I shouted; unearthly howls which I could not repress came from my relaxed throat. The Death of Olivier Becaille by Émile Zola

Wilkie Collins I found myself suspecting that there was some changeperhaps an unearthly change — passing over the room. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

On the contrary, her purpose, whatever it was, seemed to acquire new force, for turning from him with a strange, unearthly glare on her face, she fixed her glances on the jury and went steadily on. Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green

Sinclair Lewis Kendall, are you there? Have you pinched the guy?” There was an unearthly silence, as of someone breathing in terror, a silence more thick and anxious than any mere absence of sound. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

D. H. Lawrence The twilight spread a weird, unearthly light overhead, bluish-rose in colour, the cold blue night sank on the snow. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

E. T. A. Hoffmann It was Cardillac. “An unaccountable feeling of apprehension — an unearthly dread fell upon me. Mademoiselle De Scudéri by E. T. A. Hoffmann

Rudyard Kipling His tongue, which may frequently be heard in the City, seems to possess some variant of the Zulu click, which gives it a weird and unearthly character. Letters of Marque by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Miss Patricia stared at me with a ghastly white face of horror, and I felt my blood curdle as that long, shrill, unearthly shriek pealed through the silent passages. A Stable for Nightmares by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Suddenly, mingling with the deep booming of the cathedral bell, swelled up the wild unearthly wail of the Dies iræ. The Book of Were-Wolves by S. Baring-Gould [1865]

His unconscious face reflected the passing expressions of scorn, of despair, of resolution — reflected them in turn, as a magic mirror would reflect the gliding passage of unearthly shapes. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

He did, however, become more and more genial as the evening advanced, and I had not much difficulty in getting him to show me round the bank at what was really an unearthly hour for such a proceeding. The Amateur Cracksman by E. W. Hornung [1899]

Edgar Allan Poe There were circumstances, moreover, which coupled with late events, gave an unearthly and portentous character to the mania of the rider, and to the capabilities of the steed. Metzengerstein by Edgar Allan Poe [1832]

Frances Hodgson Burnett The silence of the darkening wood was unearthly and her dropped word scarcely stirred it. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

I tried to pray to God in my unearthly panic, but only thoughts of terror, judgment, and eternal anguish crossed the distraction of my immediate doom. The Room in the Dragon Volant by J. Sheridan LeFanu

It was a deep muffled groaning, so eerie and unearthly that for the moment I stood and shivered. Prester John by John Buchan

William Hope Hodgson Then — with a loom of unearthly glory — the first ray from the Green Star, struck over the edge of the dark sun, and lit the world. The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson

Edith Wharton The shrine of the Madonna shone with unearthly radiance. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

In the middle of night it swings open, and the unearthly troop rushes out. The Celtic Twilight by William Butler Yeats [1893]

The tide was on the ebb, and the gale was driving the Atlantic breakers shoreward, and in the jaws of the entrance the two waters met in an unearthly turmoil. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

Thomas Wolfe It shone with an unearthly rose-golden glow upon the upper tiers and summits of soaring structures whose lower depths were still sunk in shadow. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Again, and nearer than before, sounded that unearthly cry upon his failing sense. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

G. K. Chesterton Hence it gave to the mind and body a sharp and unearthly sensation when the ship cut and sank into the cloud as into any common mist, a thing without resistance. The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

G. K. Chesterton An unearthly noise, like long hooting laughter, rang out in vast volume over the forest and rose to the stars. Tales of the Long Bow by G. K. Chesterton [1925]

H.P. Lovecraft For a second we gasped in admiration of the scene’s unearthly cosmic beauty, and then vague horror began to creep into our souls. At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft [1931]

An unearthly pathos seized the instrument — an inexplicable, yet intense longing, a vague desire for something unattainable, took possession of us. In Great Waters by Guy Boothby

H. G. Wells She had to get up at an unearthly hour, and I—I got up too. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

Those visionary strains, ever struggling to translate into wild and broken sounds the language of unearthly beings, breathed around her from her birth. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

Wilkie Collins Soft brown eyes, tender and melancholy, looked at me through the unearthly light in the mist. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Algernon Blackwood The conversation turned upon the knowledge of the ancient Egyptians from an unearthly point of view, and even while he talked he was vaguely aware that it was her mind talking through his own. Sand by Algernon Blackwood [1912]

Celtic pantheism saw in every form a spirit, in every spring or cloud or hill-top, in every bird or blossom some unearthly divinity of being. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Arthur Machen There were scrawled lines wavering across the page on which Secretan seemed to have been trying to note the unearthly music that swelled in his dying ears. The Terror by Arthur Machen

Nathaniel Hawthorne The public councils were suspended, as if mortal wisdom might relinquish its devices now that an unearthly usurper had found his way into the ruler’s mansion. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Olaf Stapledon Altogether the landscape was one of unearthly and fantastical beauty. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

As she reached the door of the stable, a terrible sound from within—the bellowing of the cattle, mingled with the deep notes of an unearthly voice—sent her back shrieking to the house. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

There was something unearthly about it all, and I caught myself shuddering. Can Such Things Be? by Ambrose Bierce [1893]

E. F. Benson It grew almost to an unearthly brightness as she listened to Olga’s apologies and a further proposal. Lucia in London by E. F. Benson [1927]

Out of this lake, as from the white square stone in Ben Bulben, issues an unearthly troop. The Celtic Twilight by William Butler Yeats [1893]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Then the deep silence of the breathless night was broken by that familiar, unearthly scream. The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1920]

They were of the congregation of the Nazarenes; and a sublime and unearthly emotion had not, indeed, quelled their awe, but it had robbed awe of fear. The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1834]

George Gissing The coast was distinctly outlined against the far sky glowed intermittently the fire of Vesuvius. Above the trees of the garden shone white crags, unsubstantial, unearthly in the divine moonlight. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

Wilkie Collins In the gap between the parted curtains there was a new light shining; not the dim gray twilight of Nature, but a pure and starry radiance, a pale, unearthly light. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

If there be a new-born baby or new-wed bride in the neighbourhood, the nightcapped “doctors” will peer with more than common care, for the unearthly troop do not always return empty-handed. The Celtic Twilight by William Butler Yeats [1893]

Wilkie Collins It transfigured her face: it irradiated her beauty with an awful and unearthly light. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

G. K. Chesterton Olive Ashley felt as if she had merely struck a match at midnight and it had burst and broadened into the unearthly splendours of the midnight sun. The Return of Don Quixote by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

Wilkie Collins The dull surface of the grass showed no shuddering consciousness of an unearthly creature passing over it. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

M. P. Shiel Before the failure to find some trace the mind stands as staggered as if in the presence of unearthly agents. The Last Miracle by M. P. Shiel [1906]

A wild disorderly mob, as ribald a set as the crew in Comus, it seemed to him, after that unearthly presence which had that instant been there. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

I was aware also that I should often lose all self-command, all capacity of hiding the harrowing sensations that would possess me during the progress of my unearthly occupation. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

H. G. Wells They were, I now saw, the most unearthly creatures it is possible to conceive. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells [1898]

In after years, when she looked back upon them, a kind of glory, a radiance as of an unearthly holiness, seemed to glow about these golden hours. Queen Victoria by Lytton Strachey

Anthony Trollope The dean stared at him as though he were some unearthly apparition; so also did two or three prebendaries and minor canons. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Drumcliff and Rosses were, are, and ever shall be, please Heaven! places of unearthly resort. The Celtic Twilight by William Butler Yeats [1893]

A few honest folk, with the gift of a second sight in such matters, discover their uncanny presence — leprous impurity, insane blasphemy, and the stony grin of unearthly malice — and keep aloof. The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Nathaniel Hawthorne She and her husband fell asleep with hands tenderly clasped, and awoke from visions of unearthly radiance to meet the more blessed light of one another’s eyes. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Rudyard Kipling Our lights painted the grass unearthly greens, and the treeboles bone-white. Debits and Credits by Rudyard Kipling [1926]

He approached; his countenance bespoke bitter anguish, combined with disdain and malignity, while its unearthly ugliness rendered it almost too horrible for human eyes. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

A. E. W. Mason Pride seemed in some strange way to hallow her, to give an unimagined benignance to her eyes, an unearthly brightness to the smile upon her lips and the colour upon her cheeks. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

G. K. Chesterton Bigots insisted on their rising at unearthly hours and running violently around fields for no object. Varied Types by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

E. T. A. Hoffmann That unearthly voice still continued to make itself heard in my ears, mocking me to scorn, and crying, “Ho! ho! a dead man is wearing your jewellery. Mademoiselle De Scudéri by E. T. A. Hoffmann

E. F. Benson No quarter-dose, nor half-dose, had sufficed to enable his brain to paint there that celestial imagery, but it was there now blazing in unearthly glory. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

Steele Rudd An unearthly howl came from him. On Our Selection by Steele Rudd

But there was a recluse and unearthly character in the face of the crone which satisfied him that she would never think of fencing with such weapons with him. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Abraham Merri Upon her face the calm and stillness, which were mirrored reflections of Norhala’s unearthly tranquillity, had deepened. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

Wilkie Collins Oh the ecstasy, the pure, unearthly ecstasy of that moment! I sat — I hardly know on what — quite lost in my own exalted feelings. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

It seemed to issue from an unearthly orchestra, and was strongly troubled, pathetic and tragic. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

A sense of unearthly delight — of an existence that seemed all spirit, flashed through his whole frame; and a faint, low, but exquisite music crept, thrilling, through the chamber. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

Frances Hodgson Burnett Just at this moment there arose the sound of some gigantic loaded thing, passing with unearthly noises, and high above it pierced the shrilling of fifes. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

At last, however, a breath of purer air reached their nostrils, and raising his head, Jones’s watering eyes beheld a scene of weird and unearthly beauty. Nightmare! by Francis Stevens

Mystic poetic fiction, spiritual symbolism appears in much of the modern unearthly writing. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

I, too, have been ever haunted with a chill and unearthly foreboding. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

No mountains I had ever seen — not the Drakensberg or the red kopjes of Damaraland or the cold, white peaks around Erzerum — ever looked so unearthly and uncanny. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Two of them drew it to the side; up started the owner, and with an unearthly shriek, pounced on it. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

The impenetrable blackness beset the ship so close that it seemed that by thrusting one’s hand over the side one could touch some unearthly substance. The Shadow Line by Joseph Conrad [1917]

Algernon Blackwood He looked to me unearthly and magnificent. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

There was an unearthly look on his face as he turned slowly toward me. The Maker of Moons by Robert W. Chambers

Willa Cather The moonflowers over Mrs. Tellamantez’s door were wide open and of an unearthly white. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

He did not stir, and after my shout, which must have fallen on the scared ears with a weird and unearthly note, a profound silence attended us — the silence of a superstitious fear. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Abraham Merri There arose a prodigious wailing, an unearthly thin screaming. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

Charles Dickens While Solomon was speaking, old John sat, mute as a stock-fish, staring at him with an unearthly glare, and displaying, by every possible symptom, entire and complete unconsciousness. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

The settings are of earth, yet with an unearthly strangeness, with no impression of realism, of the familiar, the known. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Algernon Blackwood The ache of an intolerable yearning was in his heart, yet a sudden flash of understanding that brought a bigger, almost an unearthly joy in its train. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

And the reason of my being there at the small, unearthly hours of the morning, together with the conclusion of this appalling story, will be found in the next chapter. Caramel Cottage by Ellen Wood [1885]

Algernon Blackwood Heading into the bare bosom of the sky, she blazed in her triumph of loneliness, her icy prow set towards some far, unknown, unearthly goal, which is the reason why men love her so. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Algernon Blackwood And of the eyes of little children — if there is any clearer revelation granted to us of what is unearthly in the sense of divinity brought close, I do not know it. The Garden of Survival by Algernon Blackwood [1918]

William Hazlitt He sees sights not shown to mortal eye, and hears unearthly music. Characters of Shakespeare’s Plays by William Hazlitt [1817]

Arthur Machen Under the violent Provençal sun, the elms and beeches looked exotic trees, and in the early morning, when the mists were thick, the hills had put on an unearthly shape. The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen [1907]

Abraham Merri Gone was all calm, vanished every trace of unearthly tranquillity. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

He goes at all kinds of unearthly hours when out of sorts. The Silent Chimes by Ellen Wood

The Merman and the Seraph, by William Benjamin Smith, is an unusual combination of unearthly creatures. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

G. K. Chesterton There had really been a sort of unearthly unreality in all the levity of those last hours; like something high and shrill that might crack; and it did crack. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

Arthur Conan Doyle He dropped instantly, and the Hillmen, at the sight of his fall, set up the most unearthly howl of horror and consternation. The Mystery of Cloomber by Arthur Conan Doyle [1889]

Abraham Merri It was the prelude to that miracle of unearthly beauty seen nowhere else on this earth — the sunset of Tibet. We turned expectant eyes to the west. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

So I ceased to challenge the unearthly inquisitor, and allowed him, after a while, serenely enough, to peep as I turned my back, or to withdraw again as I made my regular right-about face. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Benjamin Disraeli A strange sort of unearthly pain mixes with the intense pleasure. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

Thomas Hardy Cytherea, in spite of herself, was frightened, not only at the weather, but at the general unearthly weirdness which seemed to surround her there. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

Wilkie Collins For one awful moment her eyes shone in the gray twilight with a radiant, unearthly beauty, as they fastened their last look of fondness on her daughter’s face. The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins [1857]

W. W. Jacobs An unearthly stillness followed the deafening noise of the shots. The Brown Man’s Servant by W. W. Jacobs

Frances Hodgson Burnett And unearthly as the thing was, regarded from her standpoint, she was not frightened, because she said mentally to herself, what was happening was downright healthy and no harm could come of it. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

The old pine tree moaned and twisted without, and from time to time the wind came sweeping down the chimney with an unearthly shrieking sound that was weirdly in keeping with the place. A Strange Disappearance by Anna Katharine Green

Wilkie Collins When it was still again, there dawned on me through the unearthly luster the figure of a woman. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

The horrible notion of killing her, there where she sat, spread over the chaos of his mind with an effect of unearthly light — red and abnormally evil. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

She sang Faber’s ‘Pilgrims of the Night.’ The words were trivial, but the air, though simple, had something weird and unearthly about it. Carlyle by John Nichol [1892]

John Galsworthy Jon followed, with love in his heart, Spring in his heart, and over all the moonlit white unearthly blossom. To Let by John Galsworthy

A sea of upturned human heads was visible; but they all appeared to mock at and gibe the tortured sufferer with unearthly demoniacal features. Ralph Rashleigh by James Tucker

Thomas Wolfe Without-violence or heat, the last rays of the sun fell on the warm brick of the building and painted it with a sad, unearthly light. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

George Gissing The hillside immediately in front of those who stood here was so deeply shadowed that its contrast threw the vision of unearthly light into distance immeasurable. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

At the time that James Lawlor was making the responses, I heard a piping voice in my ear, an unearthly voice, saying the same words. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

Algernon Blackwood His love, born of some far unearthly valley, undoubtedly consumed him, while yet he said it nay. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Leon Trotsky It was early, and any one used to civilized ways would have waited quietly at the station for an hour or two, instead of knocking at the door of a strange house at such an unearthly hour. My Life by Leon Trotsky

D.H. Lawrence So rare and unearthly the light is, from the mountains, full of strange radiance. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

Algernon Blackwood One was evil, small and human; the other unearthly and sublime. Sand by Algernon Blackwood [1912]

He saw his sweetheart leading that blind unearthly life, and it must have been torture to him to do nothing except look on. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

D. H. Lawrence And out of this lull, a girl of thirteen or fourteen, with her long hair down her back, said in a calm, self-possessed voice: ‘Gerald, you forget father, when you make that unearthly noise. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

They are weird little symbolic stories with an earthly wisdom associated with unearthly beings. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

I shall probably keep going till some unearthly hour of the morning. The Unbearable Bassington by Saki

Algernon Blackwood Superb, unearthly beauty touched the very air. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

Jack London We lay in the midst of an unearthly quiet, while all about us were signs and omens of oncoming sound and movement. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

Henry Kingsley She looked so unearthly that, coupling her appearance with the wild, senseless words she had been uttering, Tom had a horrible suspicion that she was gone mad. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

Lucy Maud Montgomery The swoop of bats in the darkness over her was as the wings of unearthly creatures. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

I approached this tremendous being; I dared not again raise my eyes to his face, there was something so scaring and unearthly in his ugliness. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

From habit or from fear, in answer to the signal, Tom whistled as he used to do five-and-twenty years ago and more, although he was already chilled with an unearthly fear. The Vision of Tom Chuff by J. Sheridan Le Fanu