Phrases with "vehicles"

Thomas Hardy On approaching the gates she was met by a crowd of people and vehicles coming out — men, women, children, porters, police, cabs, and carts. Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy [1895]

Edmund Burke The vehicles of all tastes are water and oil. On the Sublime and Beautiful by Edmund Burke [1757]

Isabella Bird Here vehicles of a most extraordinary nature awaited us, and, to my great surprise, they were all open. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

Wilkie Collins Not a breath of wind stirred among the trees in the garden; no vehicles passed along the by-road in which the cottage stood. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Thomas Hardy They had an interest, almost a charm, for Sophy, these semirural people and vehicles moving in an urban atmosphere, leading a life quite distinct from that of the daytime toilers on the same road. Life’s Little Ironies by Thomas Hardy

Henry James The place was subdued to stillness, but not extinguished, by the lateness of the hour; no vehicles passed, only now and then a light Parisian foot. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

We had by that time found the vehicles a liability rather than a help and had decided to abandon them, so Martin had already outlived his usefulness. The Singing Sands by Josephine Tey [1952]

Theodore Dreiser He went to one of the windows and looked down into the street, where there was a perfect swirl of omnibuses and vehicles of all sorts. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Wilkie Collins He gazed and gazed on it, hardly knowing where he was, or what he was doing, until the line of vehicles began again to move on. The Twin Sisters by Wilkie Collins [1851]

Charles Dickens Some train had newly arrived in Coketown, which had put a number of vehicles in motion, and scattered a considerable bustle about the town. Hard Times by Charles Dickens [1854]

George Meredith A crowd was not long in collecting, which caused a stoppage of vehicles of every description. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

There was a block of vehicles before it in the street. A Second Coming by Richard Marsh [1900]

Kate Chopin A steady line of vehicles was pushing on towards the park at the moderate speed which the law required. At Fault by Kate Chopin

H. G. Wells And the innumerable sounds of people and vehicles wove into a deep, wonderful and continually varying drone. The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

George Eliot The carts, of course, were not to enter the Chase. Every one must get down at the lodges, and the vehicles must be sent back. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

Pen, ink, and paper are cold vehicles for the marvellous, and a “reader” decidedly a more critical animal than a “listener. An Account of Some Strange Disturbances in Aungier Street by J. Sheridan Le Fanu [1851]

Arnold Bennett She said: “If only I could go out!” She might have a cab, of any of the parading vehicles would be glad to take her to the Town Hall, and, perhaps, as a favour, to bring her back again. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

The moon was above, lustrous and serene; vehicles and pedestrians were few; sparrows twittered sleepily in the eaves—for a little while the scene might have been a country churchyard. The Four Million by O. Henry [1906]

William Makepeace Thackeray Donkeys and pony-carts innumerable stand around, similarly reflected; and in the baskets upon these vehicles you see shoals of herrings lying. The Irish Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

Some of the drivers were already speeding their horses, and these shot to and fro on inner lines, between the slowly moving vehicles on either side of the road. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

Victor Hugo Bridges are strange vehicles of suction, which inhale the population, and sometimes swell one river-bank at the expense of its opposite neighbour. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

In the reddish haze from the two lamps, the noise of the party was enough to shut out the rumbling of the last vehicles in the street. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Jules Verne He was placed in one of those odd vehicles in which the passengers sit side by side, as they do in an omnibus. Five Weeks in a Balloon by Jules Verne [1869]

Edith Wharton It seemed months since he had first got out of the train, and seen that same square and those old~fashioned vehicles and languid horses. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

H.P. Lovecraft These persons were largely of mediocre mind or less — some so primitive that they could scarcely be thought of as vehicles for abnormal scholarship and preternatural mental acquisitions. The Shadow Out of Time by H.P. Lovecraft [1935]

John Galsworthy He counted these vehicles from his hansom, and made the proportion of them one in twenty. In Chancery by John Galsworthy

The lamps paled in the gray dawn of the morning; already the rumbling of vehicles was heard; Paris was awaking. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

George Gissing The vehicles in the street were fewer now; her heart-throbs as each drew near were the more violent. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

These vehicles were built when the road was, about 1750, and were, like the road, left to the natural forces for keeping themselves in repair. Familiar Spanish Travels by William Dean Howells

Theodore Dreiser She was interested in Sohlberg, and the southward crush of vehicles on Michigan Avenue was distracting her attention. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Rudyard Kipling I met one horse, very ashamed of himself, who was looking after a cart on the sea-road, but upstairs there are no vehicles save ’rickshaws. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

George Gissing Very few people passed them, and no vehicles disturbed the quiet of the dark road along the waterside. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Wilkie Collins For example, out of the various vehicles which pass me by dozens in the morning, and by hundreds in the afternoon, only two succeed in making anything like a lasting impression on my mind. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

The whole open space was filled with people, and when, with the Stranger’s, their advance was stayed, pedestrians and vehicles seemed mixed in inextricable confusion. A Second Coming by Richard Marsh [1900]

A high road, thickly covered with snow, on which various vehicles were perpetually passing, was immediately before them. Lodore by Mary Shelley

H. G. Wells Bank Holiday times always bring out old stored-away vehicles and odd people; one saw tricars and electric broughams and dilapidated old racing motors with huge pneumatic tyres. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

Arnold Bennett The vehicles could at length be described on the brow of Church Street. They descended the slope in haste. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

George Gissing The procession of vehicles in Grove Lane excited their contempt, so far was it from the splendour they had anticipated. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

A confluence of vehicles had poured into a narrow lane bounded on one side by a treacherous water-meadow, on the other by a garden-wall. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Mark Twain These latter gentry stood outside — stood quietly by their long line of vehicles and said never a word. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

George Gissing So nearly were they matched, that with difficulty the vehicles avoided a collision. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

George Gissing Going to Euston—could you come along for a few minutes?’ The vehicles were not damaged; Abbott’s driver got quickly out of the crowd, and the two men continued their conversation. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Richard Burton But the road being narrow, they only managed to jam the vehicles in a solid immovable mass. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

I am only criticizing words in their supposed function as vehicles of thought. New Words by George Orwell

E. T. A. Hoffmann The invention of this elegant class of vehicles was still so recent that a throng of the curious always gathered round it when one appeared in the streets. Mademoiselle De Scudéri by E. T. A. Hoffmann

Laden motor-buses carried the fugitives back towards their houses; taxis, lorries, and all other possible vehicles were put in service for the same purpose. Shadows of Ecstasy by Charles Williams

Samuel Johnson But they are made the vehicles of such sentiments and such expression that there is scarcely a scene in the play which the reader does not wish to impress upon his memory. Lives of the Poets by Samuel Johnson

Thomas Hardy At the back was a dairy barton, accessible for vehicles and live-stock by a side ‘drong. Wessex Tales by Thomas Hardy [1888]

George Meredith The roar grew muffled, phantoms poured along the pavement, yellow beamless lights were in the shop-windows, all the vehicles went at a slow march. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Anthony Trollope Mr. Mollett had gone down from Cork to Castle Richmond in one of those delightful Irish vehicles called a covered car. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

He was blockaded in a tangled mess of vehicles and horses. The Four Million by O. Henry [1906]

This gate stood hospitably open at all times, and many were the vehicles which drove up to the tall door of The Knoll, and friendly the welcome which greeted all comers. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Arthur Morrison A quick-witted scout stood on the look-out for such vehicles as went with unguarded tailboards. A Child of the Jago by Arthur Morrison

Not the whole crowd went with Him. The vehicles went their several ways, many also of the people. A Second Coming by Richard Marsh [1900]

George Gissing There, aside from vehicles and people, he let his thoughts have their way. Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing [1891]

H. G. Wells It was very difficult to clear the road because neither our people nor our animals understand such vehicles as theirs — nor such behaviour. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

The minima of experience as vehicles of continuity. A Pluralistic Universe by William James [1909]

Wilkie Collins The ceremony of presenting the Testimonial was evidently a protracted one; for the vehicles were long kept waiting for their owners. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

Roads through it were also cut for the transit of vehicles impelled by vril. The Coming Race by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1871]

Henry Handel Richardson The roads that led countrywards from the several gates of the city were inches deep in a dust that powdered white, trees, vehicles and people. Two Tales of Old Strasbourg by Henry Handel Richardson

There was now a grand coup under discussion — the forestalling of all the horses and vehicles along the line of railway, and in all the principal posting establishments throughout the county. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Arnold Bennett The walls of the town were covered with literature, and the streets dotted with motor-cars and other vehicles at the service of the voters. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Wilkie Collins On approaching the cabs, he found a woman disputing with the drivers; and heard enough to inform him that two vehicles had been sent for by mistake, where only one was wanted. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Arnold Bennett The street was deserted; no Signal boys, no ragged girls staring into sweet shops, no artisans returning from work, no rattling carts, no vehicles of any kind save the distant tram. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

Nellie Bly First came a number of Chinamen with black and white satin flags which, being flourished energetically, resulted in clearing the road of vehicles and pedestrians. Around the World in Seventy-Two Days by Nellie Bly [1890]

Mark Twain There were thousands upon thousands of vehicles abroad, and the scene was full of life and gaiety. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Where newspapers are the principal vehicles of the wit and wisdom of a people, the higher graces of composition can hardly be looked for. Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope

E. F. Benson Across the opening to the High Street there shot the figure of darling Diva. While waiting for them to appear again in the station-yard, Miss Mapp looked to see what vehicles were standing there. Miss Mapp by E. F. Benson [1922]

Thomas Hardy Travellers began to come up and pass them in vehicles of all descriptions. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy [1879]

Travelling was no easy matter in those days, and in foreign parts there was nothing but diligences, which I’ve heard say were the laziest-going vehicles ever invented. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

Olaf Stapledon All men lived in modest affluence, and all had access to all lands in their own vehicles of flight. Death into Life by Olaf Stapledon

Algernon Blackwood I realised, in a word, that both elements were vehicles of intelligent and living Agencies. Of their own accord they became active, and natural laws were but their method of activity. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

Isabella Bird A person soon becomes accustomed to, and enjoys, the occasional excitement of locked wheels or a race, and these vehicles are roomy and clean. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

H. G. Wells The flying people on foot and in vehicles grew more numerous every moment. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells [1898]

There were no vehicles or pedestrians. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Farther away, vehicles and foot-passengers faded from view; it was only by their gleaming lamps that you were made aware of the vehicles which, one behind the other, were crossing some distant bridge. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

H. G. Wells I had to keep to vehicles and reasonably good roads. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

Benjamin Disraeli I thought I had burnt all those vehicles when I was at Rome with Garibaldi in ‘48. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

Jules Verne Michael and Nadia once more entered their own carriage, and at twelve o’clock the two vehicles left the town of Ekaterenburg together. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

Arnold Bennett When he sat down in the vast interior of one of those gilded vehicles he could not dismiss from his face the consciousness that he was an intruder, that he did not belong to that world. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Underneath his feet, almost underneath the whole range of hills around which the road wound, was another world—an active world bristling with the great vehicles of destruction. The Spy Paramount by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

George Gissing An hour later he was at Old Square, waiting for the tram to Aston. Huge steam-driven vehicles came and went, whirling about the open space with monitory bell-clang. Eve's Ransom by George Gissing [1894]

Charlotte Perkins Gilman You see, there are no horses; all surface vehicles are rubber-tired; the minor delivery is pneumatic, and the freight all goes underneath—on those silent monorails. Moving the Mountain by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1911]

MR. VANE took his daughter away from the station in one of those secondary and cheaper vehicles which are distinguished by the discriminating Parisian by some mysterious difference of badge. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Henry James The rain was still coming down, though with less violence, and the square had been cleared of vehicles by the sudden storm. A London Life by Henry James [1888]

Abraham Merri From this vantage point the oddly shaped vehicles were plain, and we could see they were, indeed, like the shell of the Nautilus and elfinly beautiful. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

Arnold Bennett It was a hot night, a night for the summer woods, and save for the vehicles there was no rapid movement of any kind. The Grand Babylon Hotel by Arnold Bennett [1902]

Thomas Hughes Off the road he couldn’t go; the exploit must have been connected with horses or vehicles to hang in the old fellow’s head. Tom Brown’s School Days by Thomas Hughes

Around 1906–7 we could travel about London by the new vehicles or the old. London in My Time by Thomas Burke

The high-road leading from Mexico to San Agustin is covered with vehicles of every description; carriages, diligences, hackney-coaches, carts, and carratelas. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Thomas Hardy The vehicles passed through, the gate slammed, and Winterborne walked by her side in the rear of the apple-mill. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

Goldwin Smith They are the vehicles of the writer’s thoughts and feelings, and the mirror of his life. Cowper by Goldwin Smith [1880]

H. G. Wells There were more than thirty aeroplanes circling in the air and descending and ascending from the park, and a great number of big white vehicles were coming and going by the pass road. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

Guy de Maupassant On the opposite side of the river along the market road, a long string of vehicles was drawn up. Paul’s Mistress (La Femme de Paul) by Guy de Maupassant [1881]

George Meredith He discovered therein some half-crowns and a sixpence, the latter of which he tossed in contempt at some boys who were cheering the vehicles on their gallant career. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

Tobias Smolle There are also travelling chaises, which hold four persons, two seated with their faces to the horses, and two behind their backs; but those vehicles are all very ill made, and extremely inconvenient. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

The natural forces were not wholly adequate in either case, but the vehicles were not so thick with dust as the road, because they could shake it off. Familiar Spanish Travels by William Dean Howells

The bridge was as empty as the river; no vehicles or pedestrians here, no craft there. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

Guy de Maupassan We heard the rattling of vehicles in the distance. Minuet by Guy de Maupassan

H. G. Wells Except for two old-fashioned water carts, there were no vehicles in sight. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

Anthony Trollope She had travelled from York to London, inside one of those awful vehicles of which we used to be so proud when we talked of our stage coaches. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

Thomas Hardy The stalls of tailors, hosiers, coopers, linen-drapers, and other such trades had almost disappeared, and the vehicles were far less numerous. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

But the road is so little a thoroughfare that except an occasional cart, few wheeled vehicles ever traversed it. The Wyvern Mystery by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Charles Dickens There were many people on foot, and many people in vehicles of various kinds. The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens [1860]