Phrases with "unfrequently"

Richard Burton At the doors of the tombs old housewives, and some young ones also, struggled with you for your slippers as you doffed them, and not unfrequently the charge of the pair was divided between two. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Anthony Trollope Ontario was timid, hesitating, and not unfrequently brow-beaten in the social part of his work at the election. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

George Borrow The villages were mostly an assemblage of wretched cabins; the roofs were thatched, dank, and moist, and not unfrequently covered with rank vegetation. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

Different flocks not unfrequently join during these gales, and the nuisance to both the owners is very great. A First Year in Canterbury Settlement by Samuel Butler

Anthony Trollope He had thought about matters of law and equity, till thought had shown to him the beauty of equity as it should be practised — often by the aid of law, and not unfrequently in spite of law. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope The personal confidence of a judge in his own position is beautiful, being salutary to the country, though not unfrequently damaging to the character of the man. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing He takes offence at my slightest corrections, and not unfrequently shows hastiness of temper. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Anthony Trollope But they, though they edited, and not unfrequently translated the works which they published, were not authors in the ordinary sense. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Charles Dickens She was not unfrequently the victim of this disorder, and she called it, in familiar conversation, “a fit of the jerks. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

Such is the prisoner’s position, and yet despite the fact that the two adversaries are so unequally armed, the man in the secret cell not unfrequently wins the victory. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

Caroline Lamb It was not unfrequently the custom at Castle Delaval, during the fine summer evenings, to walk after dinner, before cards or music. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

Caroline Lamb Of a morning, he would not unfrequently join Calantha and Sophia in their walks: and of an evening, he would read to the former, or make her his partner at billiards, or at cards. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

George Borrow Theirs is no pleasant life, for when they mount guard with the rest they are scouted, and not unfrequently cudgelled. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

Her younger sister Mary was, as I believe not unfrequently occurs in the case of sisters, quite in the opposite style of beauty. The Purcell Papers by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Anthony Trollope Three times a week the cab has been at my door in London very punctually, and not unfrequently before seven in the morning. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

George Borrow Many of them have died possessed of considerable riches, part of which they have not unfrequently bequeathed to the erection or embellishment of religious houses. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

Her extreme fear gave her the courage that not unfrequently animates cowards when they are in some dire extremity. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Anthony Trollope In the States the noted politicians of the day have been the leaders, and not unfrequently the coercers of opinion. North America by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope She was worldly, covetous, and not unfrequently cruel. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

H. Rider Haggard Now, this is a state of affairs that is repugnant to an honourable man, and one that not unfrequently becomes perfectly intolerable. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

Charles Dickens You may say yes, Jerry.” Mr. Cruncher had no particular meaning in these sulky corroborations, but made use of them, as people not unfrequently do, to express general ironical dissatisfaction. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

Edgar Allan Poe But the jib is occasionally employed by itself, — sometimes the jib and foresail, or a double-reefed foresail, and not unfrequently the after-sails, are made use of. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe

G. K. Chesterton Now and then Braintree was mentioned as the chief leader, and not unfrequently criticised, which annoyed her a good deal; she was a little thrilled when he was praised. The Return of Don Quixote by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

Leslie Stephen He descants not unfrequently upon propositions so trite that even the most earnest enforcement can give them little interest. Samuel Johnson by Leslie Stephen [1878]

Anthony Trollope I worked always on Sundays — as to which no scruple of religion made me unhappy — and not unfrequently I was driven to work at night. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

They were not unfrequently the sons of the great chiefs, and remained as hostages in the absence of their fathers; thus serving the double purpose of security and state. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

During the course of a long and not, I trust, altogether unprofitable career, it has not unfrequently been my lot to find myself on the verge of being indicted, sued, assassinated, hung. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Anthony Trollope The Marquis throughout that long period had frequently condescended to ask the advice of his chaplain, and not unfrequently to follow it. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

George Gissing The printer was a most indulgent master, permitting to Arthur every practicable moment of leisure time, and not unfrequently himself per. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Not unfrequently we would pass on the track side small heaps of white ashes, with a calcined bone or two among them. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

Edgar Allan Poe I have been filled with it by certain sounds from stringed instruments, and not unfrequently by passages from books. Ligeia by Edgar Allan Poe

Anthony Trollope They would bicker with each other, and not unfrequently abuse each other. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

George Gissing Not unfrequently he glanced searching looks at his pupil, when the latter was closely occupied with his work, and each look was more lowering than the last. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Anthony Trollope In the event of ‘anything happening’ to that ne’er-do-well nephew, he himself would be the heir; and he reflected not unfrequently that something very probably might happen to the nephew. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Edgar Allan Poe Such a thing as an unexplored or even an unfrequently visited recess, amid its woods or groves, is not for a moment to be imagined. The Mystery of Marie Roget by Edgar Allan Poe [1842]

Elizabeth Gaskell On remounting their steeds they commenced with a race, and not unfrequently an inebriate or unskilful horseman or woman was put HORS DE COMBAT. A race also was frequent at the end. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

Jeremy Bentham Militiam detrectare, to endeavour to avoid serving in the army, is a phrase not unfrequently met with in the Roman writers. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

Anne Bronte They encourage him daily to overstep the bounds of moderation, and not unfrequently to disgrace himself by positive excess. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte [1848]

Anthony Trollope I have not unfrequently come across these in my rambles, and in Virginia I have encountered small, unpretending gravestones under a shady elm, dated as lately as eight or ten years back. North America by Anthony Trollope

An authoritative disputant was not unfrequently put down, and presumption of every kind checked by the same query. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

George Borrow Not unfrequently the time of service is that of courtship also, and the servants eventually marry the daughters of the house. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

Gertrude Stein Matisse came not unfrequently to the rue de Fleurus. It was indeed at this time that Hélène prepared him the fried eggs instead of an omelet. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

Robert Louis Stevenson After that they two not unfrequently fell in each other’s way, and Dick would often treat the old boy to breakfast on a moderate scale and in a restaurant of his own selection. The Story of a Lie by Robert Louis Stevenson

Anthony Trollope At other cabinets it is supposed that, let a leader be ever so autocratic by disposition and superior by intelligence, still he must not unfrequently yield to the opinion of his colleagues. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope His name was Jerningham, and next to Mr. Jerningham in age came Mr. Crocker, by whose ill-timed witticisms our George Roden was not unfrequently made to suffer. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Nathaniel Hawthorne The illustrious Society of Blithedale, though it toiled in downright earnest for the good of mankind, yet not unfrequently illuminated its laborious life with an afternoon or evening of pastime. The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]