Phrases with the verb "to feel"

Examples of verb "to feel" in the Conditional Tense

Feel (Conditional)

Her affection for Mr. Langton was not, indeed — nor was it possible — so strong as that she would have felt for a parent who had watched over her from her infancy.

In her own mind she would have felt very strongly that Mary had chosen the wrong man, and thrown herself into the inferior mode of life.

Sometimes in the summer the ‘pin-a-sight’ was all the rage, and no girl would feel herself properly equipped unless she had one secreted about her.

Looking back, most modern people would feel that the bourgeois-Puritan viewpoint was a better approximation to truth than the Catholic-feudal one.

She would lie and sob on her bed half the morning, and would feel herself to be inconsolable.

You would have felt that the organist’s tune was funny, but not that the Prodigal Son was funny.

As she was unaware of mothers, so she was unaware of affection, of which Andrews would have felt it to be superfluously sentimental to talk to her.

It was not sensible; but he knew that if he had had to touch a prisoner he would have felt nausea.

If Jude had been behind the fence he would have felt not a little surprised at learning how very few of his sayings and doings on the previous evening were private.

It might be difficult to express the idea so well in another language; but no one would feel it impossible.

Examples of verb "to feel" in the Pluperfect Tense

Feel (Pluperfect)

Had an hour really gone by since she had fled from the ball-room? However, to satisfy the child, who seemed uneasy, she told her that she had felt rather unwell.

The subject set was ‘The Life of Moses’, and although up to that moment she had felt no special affection for the great law-giver, a sudden wave of hero-worship surged over her.

The people in the houses affirmed that they had felt his breath, and that it made the flame of the lights flicker.

When Tribbledale had come to her overnight she had felt herself to be a free woman.

O she could never be drawn back into that cold damp vault of sin and despair again; she had felt the morning sun, she had tasted the sweet pure air of trust and penitence and submission.

Left by herself, she had felt in her bosom (I regret the necessity of referring to this part of the subject a second time), and had found the two letters there quite safe, but strangely crumpled.

Norah looked forward to the coming time, with the first serious dread of it on her sister’s account which she had felt yet.

Mr. Blake had slept badly again, and he felt the loss of rest this morning more than he had felt it yet.

Mrs. Burton was surprised, and at first almost silenced, by this open mentioning of a name which she had felt that she would have the greatest difficulty in approaching.

She had not felt so stunned — so impressed as she did now, when echoes of Mr. Thornton’s voice yet lingered about the room.

Examples of verb "to feel" in the Perfect Tense

Feel (Perfect)

I don’t think I could have proposed, what you call this sacrifice of myself, to a man who had personally repelled me — though I might have felt my debt of gratitude as sincerely as ever.

I am, however, ready to admit that the circumstances of the case were unusual, and I can understand that you should have felt the matter severely.

But that you have liked Mary Layne very much, I might have felt more difficulty in proposing this.

What I am feeling now, he must have felt before me.

If he or any other man had struck me at that moment, I do not believe I should have felt the blow.

And there are other men, very many men, who have felt this love, and have resisted it, feeling it to be unfit that Love should be lord of all.

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

When we came to the point where they ceased, and the false lagoon had lain, I should have felt utterly lost.

He must have felt like a man who had betrayed himself for nothing.

Under other circumstances I should have felt a curiosity to know what Philip had for dinner.

Examples of verb "to feel" in the Gerund Form

Feel (Gerund)

Accordingly, he goes back to find out what is the matter, and, while he is feeling about to see if the bag has been caught by something, the Margi takes hold of his hand.

Humid nature is feeling itself freely at ease with the all fresco.

Let us go and see the town, and then—yes, I’ll go back with you to Dudley, just to hear whether Eve is feeling any better.

One day Elliot Paul came in very excitedly, he usuall seemed to be feeling a great deal of excitement but neithe showed nor expressed it.

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.

Soon, however, she began to reason with herself, and try to be feeling less.

The mother is feeling pretty sick now.

Ralph was being driven back before it; he tried to force his hand through it, and he seemed to be feeling a thick treacle — only it wasn’t sticky.

The bow colloid is unshuttered and Captain Purnall, one hand on the wheel, is feeling for a fair slant.

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.

Examples of verb "to feel" in the Imperfect Tense

Feel (Imperfect)

I did not feel that your praise or blame would have any special weight.

During the first part of this day the wind continued fair, and, as we were going before it, it did not feel very cold, so that we kept at work on deck in our common clothes and round jackets.

He did not feel the need of pity; he was too anxious to get to the front once more, and explained his desire.

He was glad enough to see all the young people, but they were not ‘of his kidney,’ as he expressed it to himself, and he did not feel any call upon himself to entertain them.

He made himself very agreeable, in good French. About one hundred couple stood up in each country-dance, but the rooms are so large and so judiciously lighted, that we did not feel at all warm.

She did not feel the degradation herself, but there was still a feeling within, which she could not define, which usually destroyed her comfort.

Yet still, as they had chosen to adopt this mode of conflict with me, I did not feel that I had any choice but to resist.

We pushed off at once, for I had to be at Flacksholm in good time, and as the morning advanced I did not feel so sure of the weather.

Upon his return to London about the middle of September he found that his friends had departed for Brighton; Mrs. Moor — the aunt — apparently was feeling rundown.

She felt secure as far as M. du Boccage’s wife was concerned, but she did not feel so secure in regard to his possible passion for herself.

Examples of verb "to feel" in the Future Tense

Feel (Future)

So that if by any means in my power I can further this matter, so as to efface the remembrance of the other, I shall not feel quite so guilty about it as I do now.

I shall not feel false shame at its failure, or false pride at its success.

I hope you will be feeling better when we meet again.

I know why you are acting this way, and how you will feel afterward if you go on.

The stars will watch the flowers asleep, The flowers will feel the soft stars weep, And both will mix sensations deep.

But if you think she will feel the change, sir, why not send down Miss Vereker with her? They appear to be excellent friends.

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

I shall not feel easy about you, Rosamond, if you don’t describe everything to me just as it is.

There had not been much in this; for he had come, of course, for her money; but even when that is the case, a woman will feel something for the man who has offered to link his lot with hers.

So good-night; I hope you will be feeling ever so much better in spirits in the morning.

Examples of verb "to feel" in the Present Tense

Feel (Present)

But Shaw should not talk about the fairy tales; for he does not feel them from the inside.

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.

That is, he does not feel human limitations.

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

One has a comprehensible aversion to exposing so many intimate details of one's own psychic life, and one does not feel secure against the misinterpretations of strangers.

If he does not feel at home he had much better have stopped at home.

The natural man does not feel he is aggregating at all, unless he aggregates against something.

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

When excitement buoys up the spirit, the body does not feel fatigue.

There is no sceptic who does not feel that many have doubted before.

Other verbs and sentences related to "feel"

Verbs similar to feel

look

He seemed to be looking for his hat.

find

If you collate the remarks and speeches of the knights (as I have had occasion to do) you will find a remarkable uniformity running through them.

smell

The stuffy, musty air smelt of cobwebs; so, at all events, did Goldthorpe explain to himself a peculiar odour which he seemed never to have smelt.

experience

The whole party would have experienced great difficulty in finding words for their astonishment, even if they had had ample time to seek them.

tone

A change of residence for a night will tone him.

finger

One hand was fingering the hair at the back of his head.

think

And I hope therefore that you will not think that I ask too much of you when I propose that weekly prose and verse compositions, on set subjects, be sent in by the class.

know

The genuine gratitude of “I might have known that you would manage”; and then the faint amusement in the sentence that followed.

seem

What could be done with her? To carry her away was not practicable — and she seemed too ill besides.

want

But Uncle Ben has died leaving me a small matter in the bank; and I have taken Nab-End Farm, and put in a bit of stock, and shall want a missus to see after it.

believe

She believed entirely in her own personality.

understand

He understood what the rocks said deep under the earth when they bowed in towards each other and groaned; and he understood what the trees said when they rustled in the middle of the morning.

perceive

And looking at the cabman, Stevie perceived this clearly, because he was reasonable.

suppose

Peter had frequently examined round the spot where his master disappeared, but had never discovered any recess, which could be supposed to conceal him.

imagine

And, if the choice had been hers and she had remained there, her life might not have been as happy and peaceful as she afterwards imagined it would have been.

like

Sick! Sick! Not so sick as you would like to believe.

fear

And when the remark comes it’s always something he has seen or felt for himself — never a bit banal THAT would be what one might have feared and what would kill me But never.

have

Number One has had the misfortune to tread in the creosote.

mean

But, please, don’t look so severely at me, even if I am a dunce!’ ‘I did not know — I did not mean to look severely, I am sure,’ replied he, not knowing well what to say.

deem

De Malfort went on fooling with Lady Lucretia, whose lovely hand and arm, her strongest point, descended upon a card now and then, to indicate the play she deemed wisest.

argue

I have assured him that there is no such thing as earthly justice, and especially none here, under the head of Christendom.” “We will not argue the point again,” said Donatello, smiling.

assume

Pitt, and Peel, and Palmerston, were not tyrants, though each assumed and held for himself to the last the mastery of which I speak.

consider

She had seen the look with which Asad had been considering that lovely slave, and not only jealousy but positive fear awoke in her.

hear

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

reckon

His lawyer said he reckoned he would win his lawsuit and get the money if they ever got started on the trial; but then there was ways to put it off a long time, and Judge Thatcher knowed how to do it.

appear

For this treachery he obtained a pardon, and the Duke of Norfolk was summoned to appear and defend himself.

suffer

Imagine the smiling face, the daily service, the orderly performance of duty, whilst within John is suffering pangs lest discovery should overtake him.

agree

My Lady and I agreed that we would go to France, and wait there for better times; and that night, over our supper, formed a score of plans both for pleasure and retrenchment.

envy

No, there was no doubt the skinny and bony — though she did not envy them! — had the best of it.

suggest

So that if your idea’s to stay for them”— it was her duty to suggest it —“you may be left in the lurch.

take

They happened to myself, and my recollection of them is as vivid as if they had taken place only yesterday.

view

Your housekeeper’s recent conduct inclines me to fear that she will view the approaching change in your life with anything but a friendly eye.

mind

He did not mind the sneers of hostile critics.

grope

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

create

If there is a curious and fantastic art, it is the business of the art critics to create a curious and fantastic literary expression for it; inferior to it, doubtless, but still akin to it.

trust

The language was so abominable, so vulgar, so nauseous, that I will not trust myself to repeat it.

regard

Perhaps it is regarding Mademoiselle Petrovitch that you desire to speak to me?” “You have guessed correctly,” said madame.