Phrases with the verb "to feel"

Examples of verb "to feel" in the Conditional Tense

Feel (Conditional)

They delight to give of their time, and their care, and their thought, and their prayers, and would feel hurt if they were paid in money or a money’s worth for them.

However, if they had not been asked to stand they would have felt rather peculiar.

So glad to do it!”) She really was glad to do all she could; but it was unfortunate (and no one would feel it more than Maisie) that Mrs. Bruss should have been taken ill just then.

To begin with, he had been naive not to realise how people would feel about some of the things he had written.

But he suddenly realised what he would be feeling if it were Aunt Lin in Mrs. Sharpe’s place, and was fully aware for the first time of what Marion must be suffering on her mother’s behalf.

No, he might stray momentarily, but if she protested enough, made a scene, perhaps, he would not feel so free to injure her — he would remember and be loving and devoted again.

Most boys would have felt it in the same way, but with him the feeling caught on to an inheritance.

He would have felt relieved, had this even been the silence of the grave.

If you had any pride, Valentine, you would feel it as bitterly as I do.

Otherwise he should be lost, he said; and Anne, accustomed to French ways and habits, could not be of much use to him in a strange boarding-house: Johnny knew the house, and would feel at home there.

Examples of verb "to feel" in the Pluperfect Tense

Feel (Pluperfect)

Mme Gabin had just closed my eyelids, but I had not felt her finger on my face.

There was a difference between the proposition and the covenant which she had felt only too quickly.

And yet, who could have behaved reasonably, sanely, feeling as he had felt? He stepped back to the window, and stopped with his heart in his mouth.

On that sofa he had felt agony and grief such as he would never feel again.

When, not yet two hours ago, Eva Raydon had given her notice, she had felt as if the end of the world, her world and Gilly’s, had come.

She was greatly obliged to him for his kindness, and had felt as strongly as he could do that she could have no claim on her husband’s relations till she should succeed in establishing her rights.

He had been brought up in luxury, and had felt it hard enough to be deprived of his father’s means because he would not abandon the mode of life that was congenial to him.

When I had first felt that calamity, and had felt it most keenly, I might have given an answer worthier of me, and worthier of her.

What have you to say to that?” “I have to say that if Lady Corven had felt for me what I feel for her, I should have written to her husband at once to tell him the state of things.

She had not felt herself bound to tell Mr Kennedy of what had occurred — but she had felt that he could hardly have been angry even had he been told.

Examples of verb "to feel" in the Perfect Tense

Feel (Perfect)

Every minister has felt that in addressing his flock from the pulpit.

Mrs Harold Smith had apparently recovered from the annoyance which she must no doubt have felt when Miss Dunstable so utterly rejected her suit on behalf of her brother.

I should have been glad to be assured that she prayed when on her knees, or read when that book was before her; I should have felt that she was more canny and human.

I was really not to have felt more, in the whole business, than I felt at this moment that by my own right hand I had gained the kingdom.

Then I feel — I feel as I imagine Napoleon Bonaparte to have felt on the eve of one of his great victories.

If the lad had been his own son he might have felt something of the same pang.

But what was I yesterday? If Robert had been tried for his life, and condemned, I should have felt like an outcast; perhaps been looked upon as no better than one by the world.

But be it sweetness or be it stupidity in her — quickness of friendship, or dulness of feeling — there was one person, I think, who must have felt it: Miss Fairfax herself.

Hawthorne may have felt that his whole previous life, all he had struggled, lived and suffered for, was but a preparation for this one week of perfectly harmonious existence.

Had she known clearly to whose account the chief share of this child-like joy was to be placed, Hortense would most likely have felt both shocked and incensed.

Examples of verb "to feel" in the Gerund Form

Feel (Gerund)

But you seem to be feeling all hunky-dory again, and why don’t you come join us in the Good Citizens’ League, old man? We have some corking times together, and we need your advice.

His mistress is feeling the penalty of having been fool enough to vent her ill temper on her head-waiter.

Now poor Mrs Lucas is feeling out of it, and neglected and dethroned.

Jervis is feeling better this afternoon, and the nurse says that if you’re busy she doesn’t think you need come tomorrow.

I know what you are feeling about me at this moment.

There was one warder in charge in the room with me, and he appeared to be feeling the heat quite as much as I was.

If he seems always to be feeling his way towards the work which he could do best, it is for the very good reason that this is what, from 1796 to 1800, he was continually doing as a matter of fact.

He was so thankful not to be feeling cosy and “homely”.

She is feeling very low and ill.

I have the good fortune to be indebted to the Duchessa for the absence of all these evils; besides, it is she who feels for me the transports of affection which I ought to be feeling for her.

Examples of verb "to feel" in the Imperfect Tense

Feel (Imperfect)

Somehow he did not feel very frightened or excited now.

The sight of these great gloomy buildings, the work of former times, inspired my soul with awe, almost with fear, and for a short time banished the thought of Rosaura. But I did not feel astonished.

I did not feel dizzy, I suppose I was too excited, and the time seemed ridiculously short till I found myself standing on the window sill and trying to raise up the sash.

Mr. Heseltine–Wrigge, who was feeling himself again, watched them depart with ill-concealed triumph.

These things had his daughter watched with her intent dark eyes; Constance Bride did not feel kindly disposed towards the Church of England as by law established.

I have told him that this was true; although I did not feel it my place to explain to him the causes of that feeling.

He was waiting for her to speak, to give an account of herself; but how could she? She had not put her spiritual house in order, she hardly knew what she was feeling or whither she was drifting.

I did not feel any fear, because I was not worrying about consequences.

I hope you did not feel the time dull by yourself?” Then he explained the reason of his absence.

I did not feel justified in saying I knew you.

Examples of verb "to feel" in the Future Tense

Feel (Future)

If you will ask the boy to close the doors, we shall not feel the air.

Come, old man,” he resumed, “don’t challenge me to the arts of debate, or you’ll have me right down on you, and then you will feel me.

I shall not feel safe if the arrest of the guilty person is not made before I leave this court.

On the point of taking out the jam, she reflected practically: “He will be feeling hungry, having been away all day,” and she returned to the cupboard once more to get the cold beef.

How can I settle my affairs when I know that you are here, neglected —?’ ‘I shall not feel myself neglected: while you are doing your duty, Arthur, I shall never complain of neglect.

You shall feel you have the money just as you wish.

No doubt it was good for other people in Perivale, besides Mr Possitt, that my dear aunt lived here; and if the house is shut up, or let to some stranger, they will feel her loss the more.

Soon or late, a day will come when you will feel my living presence in the house, and it will be in that time that your son will ask of me.

And so during these halts, as I say, you will feel almost free.

I think we scarcely dare tell Mrs. Hurst who has been her substitute and done her work; she will feel at once ashamed and jealous.

Examples of verb "to feel" in the Present Tense

Feel (Present)

That is, he does not feel human limitations.

There is no flesh in man’s obdurate heart, It does not feel for man.

This man has committed two crimes, for which he does not feel any remorse, but, as he is a psychologist, he is afraid of some day yielding to the irresistible temptation of confessing his crimes.

That I see and Neville does not see; that I feel and Neville does not feel.

Can one hear of the proscription of such persons, and the confiscation of their effects, without indignation, and horror? He is not a man who does not feel such emotions on such occasions.

What honest man, on being casually taken for a housebreaker, does not feel rather tickled than vexed at the mistake? It was summer and very hot.

But then, you know he is very wealthy; he does not feel it; and he would not for the world that our house should lose its position.

She does not feel inclined to join the party in the drawing-room, nor to have any of the ladies upstairs.

In the activity of battle one does not feel one’s hair going gray with vicissitudes of emotion.

A man whose life is spent in cities must be dull of soul indeed if he does not feel a little touched by the beauty of rustic scenery, when he finds himself suddenly in the heart of the country.

Other verbs and sentences related to "feel"

Verbs similar to feel


He seemed to be looking for his hat.


Had his genius come to him later, it would have found him wiser, and better able to command the fatal demon of intellect, for which he had to find work, like Michael Scott in the legend.


Whatever that bird was that sang at night in California would be bursting its heart in theatrical runs and quavers and the chill night air would smell of spice pink.


When one has experienced love—the true love—what is there in the world that seems more than a mere ghost of joy? ‘More and more savagely I renewed the attack.


A change of residence for a night will tone him.


He was discussing Michael Angelo. It felt to her as if she were fingering the very quivering tissue, the very protoplasm of life, as she heard him.


Margaret, before she went up to her room, strove hard to get from him a few words of kindness, but it seemed as though he was not thinking of her.


Do you want to know how stupid she is? You shall know.


It seems fairer to regard the acquaintance as an illustration of that curious adhesiveness which made Johnson cling to less attractive persons.


He did not want it at such cost.


The Englishman believes that every man must take care of himself, and has himself to thank, if he do not mend his condition.


Juliana did not understand her at all.


From outside in the street I perceived your illuminated sign and the fire of your chimney throwing joyful flaming lights on the windows.


When they begin to function again we may be tempted to suppose that they are recovering not merely their own powers but the powers of the damaged tract.


That you did draw it argues a touch of vanity in a man who is not alone in the field where he imagines himself victor.


How I had liked this villain! How I had admired him! Now my liking and admiration must turn to loathing and disgust.


For her daughters she had coveted only good, substantial, painstaking husbands, who would fear God and mind their business.


As soon as ever I find myself in an independent position you shall have substantial proof of my enduring gratitude.


What between thoughts of the young lady he had set himself to marry, and of the young lady he did not mean to marry, but whose eyes he admired, Philip did not sleep so well as usual that night.


That such an institution could be mismanaged, and that cruelties could exist ‘neath its roof, I did not deem possible.


To get together with other people to argue and discuss, to think and organise and then implement thought is the first duty of every reasonable man.


Temperance in power — though in reality governing all France, Robespierre assumed to himself none of the attributes or privileges of political power.


I saw you making lace, you know, yesterday; and I mean to consider you my lace manufacturer in ordinary, for the rest of your life.


Last night, before the moon rose, those on board the schooner had heard the whinnying of a horse.


I reckoned I had better get back to him as soon as possible, and I was just starting, when that happened which made me stop short.


Pressed hard by such circumstances as these, there is no knowing how the Duke might have got out of his difficulties had not Lady Glencora appeared upon the scene.


The fatigue was wholesome, and I was so bad a shot that no other creature suffered loss from my gain except one hapless wild pigeon.


He agreed that they should not turn back, but asked McHarg if he had any preference about where they should go.


I forget what she told me, but I am distinctly aware that she had royal eyes and a mouth that the daughter of a hundred earls might have envied — so small and so delicately cut it was.


He proposed that she should be summoned for that day week — which would be the Friday after Lucinda’s marriage — and he suggested that she should go to Mr. Camperdown’s on the morrow.


And anon she murmured in horrified wonder, after a stolen peep behind the tree,’ Reg is taking off Dr. Rylance.’ The grown-up luncheon party was not lively.


They would not view all that with a kindly eye.


I am thought very silly here, Rachel. And James does not mind being interrupted in writing his sermons.


It seemed the merest trifling to be groping among these spectral unrealities, while tragedy, as big and indisputable as a mountain, was overhanging us.


The white-skinned, fair-haired savages who created that terrible pantheon were of the same fibre as he.


It was a part of her history that she had not trusted herself to think of for a long time past: she always took a big turn about that haunted corner.


Our engagement was, of course, made on the presumption that I should inherit my father’s estate; as it is I shall not do so, and therefore I beg that you will regard that engagement as at an end.