Phrases with "view"

Anthony Trollope Sir Florian would not have ordered a separate iron safe for them, with a view that they might be secure in his wife’s bedroom. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

The view from here was precisely similar to the former ones. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

D. H. Lawrence The view was pleasant; a highroad curving round the edge of a low lake, under the trees. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

George Meredith She took a view of the handwriting. Celt and Saxon by George Meredith [1910]

Charles Stur They apparently formed part of a low range, and bore N.N.W. from him, but his view was very indistinct, and a small cone was the only marked object he could distinguish. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

Anthony Trollope A lad brought up by strict parents, and without having had even a view of gayer things, might perhaps do so. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Olaf Stapledon He allowed his admiration for the person of this young priest to obscure his view of the universe. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Wilkie Collins Mrs. Lecount forthwith turned her steps toward the inn, and took up her position on the Parade opposite from a point of view which would enable her to see the last of the coach on its departure. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Robert Louis Stevenson Had he but known the truth! for this facile and empty-headed girl had nothing more in view than a flirtation; and her heart, from the first and on to the end of her story, was engaged by another man. Familiar Studies of Men and Books by Robert Louis Stevenson

Henry James Then —“Am I,” he asked, “from this point of view of mine, to be glad or sorry?” “I don’t understand you. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

H. Rider Haggard I have, however, advertised for him and caused various inquiries to be made in Marseilles and elsewhere with a view of discovering his whereabouts, but so far without the slightest success. Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard

Let him therefore view the wretch upside down. The System of the Heavens as Revealed by Lord Rosse’s Telescope by Thomas De Quincey [1846]

Theodore Dreiser There were just two faces to the shield of life from the point of view of his peculiar mind-strength and weakness. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Arthur Conan Doyle And what do you intend to do?” “In view of your health, nothing. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Leslie Stephen He enforces this view by an illustration suggested by the “Rev. Mr. Brown of Utrecht,” who had observed that a great or small glass might be equally full, though not holding equal quantities. Samuel Johnson by Leslie Stephen [1878]

Edith Wharton Whatever he had done to displease her, he was sorry for; but he asked, in view of his invincible ignorance, to be allowed not to regard his offence as a cause for a final break. The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton [1922]

She watched his every motion greedily, and appeared to study his features with a view to observing the effects of the medicine. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

Edgar Allan Poe In many palaces, however, such suites form a long and straight vista, while the folding doors slide back nearly to the walls on either hand, so that the view of the whole extent is scarcely impeded. Old World Romances by Edgar Allan Poe

I recognize the truth of this without pretending to have been changed in anything but my point of view of it. My Literary Passions by William Dean Howells

Nor of course can there, from the point of view of the highest conception of the poet’s office, be any comparison between the two. Coleridge by H. D. Traill [1884]

Henry James What were they about?” “About the intermarriage of races from the point of view —” And Sidney Feeder paused a moment, occupied with the attempt to scratch the nose of the beautiful horse. Lady Barbarina by Henry James [1884]

George Meredith They can catch an idea of a gentleman’s view of the widow’s cap. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Virginia Woolf For, from the daughter’s point of view it was exhausting, was embarrassing to be the object of such intense emotion; and she could not always respond. The Death of the Moth and other essays by Virginia Woolf [1942]

Theodore Dreiser It is an exceptional thing to find beauty, youth, compatibility, intelligence, your own point of view — softened and charmingly emotionalised — in another. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

He was penurious, suspicious, and curiously lacking in either breadth of view or tolerance. What Really Happened by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1926]

He seemed to suspend the diabolical instinct that governed his existence, and to view her for the pure pleasure of sight. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

Virginia Woolf But then he begins to describe, not Hilda Lessways, but the view from her bedroom window, the excuse being that Mr, Skellorn, the man who collects rents, is coming along that way. Mr. Bennett and Mrs. Brown by Virginia Woolf [1924]

I thanked her, and, choosing a chair near the steps, in order that I might command a view of the water below, awaited her return. The Lady of the Island by Guy Boothby

Nathaniel Hawthorne She was no beauty; very piquant; very pleasing; in some points of view and at some moments pretty; always good-humored, but somewhat too self-possessed for Middleton’s taste. The Ancestral Footstep by Nathaniel Hawthorne

She hated it that always there was the same view from the windows and the yard. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Olaf Stapledon Such ‘re-incarnation’ is a possibility that may well daunt us, in view of the weariness that comes to one toward the end even of this single life. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

George Gissing Of course he had acted solely with a view to the other’s good, seeing no hope but this of rescuing Franks from the slough in which he wallowed; nevertheless, he was stung with shame. Will Warburton by George Gissing [1903]

Henry James She takes a very critical view of them herself — she tells me I’ve given her a false education and that no one will marry her today. The Point of View by Henry James [1882]

George Eliot We may be sure of our own merits, yet fatally ignorant of the point of view from which we are regarded by our neighbour. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

Thomas Hardy The view from here by day must be of almost limitless extent. A Changed Man by Thomas Hardy [1913]

Elizabeth Gaskell Mr. Thornton had learnt her falsehood before he went to the coroner; that suggested the thought, that he had possibly been influenced so to do with a view of sparing her the repetition of her denial. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

One day we were seated on a point of the cliff, near the ferry, which commands a view of both the Falls. This, by the way, is considered as the finest general view of the scene. Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope

George Meredith I remember that I did write harshly to you from Brescia. Then our march was so clear in view that a little thing ruffled me. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Edgar Allan Poe The view of the earth, at this period of my ascension, was beautiful indeed. The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall by Edgar Allan Poe [1835]

Charles Dickens The view from the window after Saturday’s breakfast is altogether changed. The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices by Charles Dickens [1857]

I now took my knife, determining to cut away the woodbine and break the twigs in the gentlest manner possible, till I could get a view of his head. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

George Gissing Just short of the little building, he passed the edge of shade, and, before entering, turned to view the bright crescent as it hung just above the house-roof. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

The growth of bushes cut off all view of the jetty from the veranda. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

Walter Crane Judicious selection, however, is the test of artistic treatment; selection, that is, with a view to the aim and scope of the work. Line and Form by Walter Crane [1900]

Isabella Bird The view from the hill above the town was the most glorious snow view I ever saw. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

One of the first objects which I had in view for the furtherance of my plan of escape was to obtain possession of the money which was sewed in the padding of my former master’s turban. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier

Richard Burton Nothing can be more picturesque than the view it affords of the azure peaks behind, and the vast encampment scattered over the barren yellow plain below. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

M. R. James Details of this kind are not common in the great work of the Sammarthani. I have never quite understood what was Dennistoun’s view of the events I have narrated. Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James

George Gissing By dreary thoroughfares he came into view of the church, and stood gazing at the spire, dark against a blotchy sky. Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing [1891]

Henry James Geoffrey Daw-ling accepted like a gentleman the event his evening paper had proclaimed; in view of which I snatched a moment to murmur him a hint to offer Mrs. Meldrum his hand. Glasses by Henry James [1896]

Charles Stur Our view of these hills was but transient, for they gradually faded from sight, and in less than ten minutes had entirely disappeared. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

H. G. Wells It was as sweet and fair a view as I have ever seen. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells [1896]

Thomas Hardy They were now on an open table-land, whose altitude still gave her a view of the sea by Endelstow. She looked longingly at that spot. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

William Makepeace Thackeray The view along the quays to the four Courts has no small resemblance to a view along the quays at Paris, though not so lively as are even those quiet walks. The Irish Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

Wilkie Collins To get a view of the man on whom the miracle had been wrought was, however, by no means easy. A Passage in the Life of Perugino Potts by Wilkie Collins [1852]

George Meredith She behaved foolishly; but from your point of view you should feel bound to protect her on that very account. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Charles Stur It stands on the North Terrace and is a prominent and pleasing object from whatever point of view it is seen. An account of the sea coast and interior of South Australia by Charles Stur

The rubicon once passed, I was able to look at the matter from a point of view that only a few hours before I should have considered impossible. The Race of Life by Guy Boothby [1906]

In fine, he proposed that I should at once come to L—— as his partner, with the view of succeeding to his entire practice at the end of two years, when it was his intention to retire. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

If he stops to light his cigar or to pass a few words with some of the men he will leave behind, you may get a plain enough view of his face or figure to identify him. Initials Only by Anna Katharine Green

Him she followed into the street; and coming near enough to distinguish his profile reflected on a wall, she continued to keep him in view from a short distance. The Spanish Nun by Thomas De Quincey [1847]

Arthur Conan Doyle Had I been with Sir Henry and you it is confident that my point of view would have been the same as yours, and my presence would have warned our very formidable opponents to be on their guard. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle [1902]

G. K. Chesterton All these characters in the story, Browning would realise from their own emotional point of view before he gave judgment. Robert Browning by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

George Meredith There’s her point of view to be considered: silly, crazy; but one sees it. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

Henry James Resisting Mrs. Beale herself promised at such a rate to become a very different business from resisting Sir Claude’s view of her. What Maisie Knew by Henry James [1897]

Jules Verne There was a view of a group of European houses rising along a promontory, with a church tower in the midst of them. Robur the Conqueror by Jules Verne [1887]

Algernon Blackwood The point of view which revealed their “otherness” I have so wholly lost. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

Henry James Mrs. Grose watched them with positive placidity; then I caught the suppressed intellectual creak with which she conscientiously turned to take from me a view of the back of the tapestry. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James [1898]

Henry James From the point of view of the old friends. Lady Barbarina by Henry James [1884]

In the dining-room were several good pictures, among others a view of Carisbrooke Castle. It was by a well-known artist, and Max stood for some little time before it. ’Long Live the King!’ by Guy Boothby [1900]

Anthony Trollope In our retrospective view we will give the pas to Mr. Harcourt, for he had taken the greatest stride in winning that world’s success, which is the goal of all our ambition. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

George Gissing At the head of the quarries the two paused to look back upon Dunfield. The view from this point was extensive, and would have been interesting but for the existence of the town itself. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

The garments in very truth, strange as it may seem, were genuine nun’s garments, and by some hand they had been disposed with a view to illusion. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

George Meredith The colonel had hastened Mr. Tuckham’s visit in view of the expedition to Rome, and they discoursed of it at the luncheon table. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Opening out of this, there was a large airy bedroom, with three windows commanding that glorious view of moorland and sea; and beyond that, a dainty little dressing-room. Milly Darrell by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1873]

It was with that idea in view that he had inserted the advertisement addressed to James Southam, of Dulborough, which had caught my eye. The Woman with One Hand by Richard Marsh

Isabella Bird On its south-west side there is a very striking view of gorges of immense depth and steepness, through which the Guwa finds its way. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Jane Austen A sudden freak seemed to have seized him at breakfast, and he had sent for a chaise and set off, intending to return to dinner, but with no more important view that appeared than having his hair cut. Emma by Jane Austen [1816]

Henry James It was doubtless in the attitude of hugging this wrong that he descended the stairs without taking leave of Miss Fancourt, who hadn’t been in view at the moment he quitted the room. The Lesson of the Master by Henry James [1888]

Jules Verne They apparently thought only of the struggle from the single point of view of their threatened interests. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

Anthony Trollope And the criticism, whether just or unjust, describes with wonderful accuracy the purport that I have ever had in view in my writing. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Leon Trotsky On the other hand, Hoffmann explained that, in view of the absence of authorized organs in those territories, there would be no question of withdrawing German troops. My Life by Leon Trotsky

T. E. Lawrence They seemed only points of view from which to ponder the elements of war, the Algebraical element of things, a Biological element of lives, and the Psychological element of ideas. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

George Eliot And if he knew that we wanted it with a view to the Tulliver’s getting it again, he’d be the less likely to part with it. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

E. F. Benson Often and often had Miss Mapp had pleasant little conversations with him, with a view to bringing down the price of flounders. Miss Mapp by E. F. Benson [1922]

John Galsworthy He felt they had no nonsense about them, and took a more practical view of things than himself. To Let by John Galsworthy

Edith Wharton The world was too fair to be darkened by a girl’s disdain, and a reaction of feeling putting him in tune with the humours of the market-place, he at once set forth on foot to view the city. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

Arthur Conan Doyle Suddenly the soft thudding of tennis balls was heard, and Mrs. Westmacott bounded into view upon the lawn with brandished racket and short skirts fluttering in the breeze. Beyond the City by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Anthony Trollope He had not lived in vain, when his name had been joined, in the public view of men, with words so glorious. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

It means a real change of heart, a break with absolutistic hopes, when one takes up this inductive view of the conditions of belief. The Meaning of Truth by William James

They seemed to view me through a distorting atmosphere of mystery and suspicion. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

Andrew Lang We have seen that this view was actually taken by an Australian woman. Custom and Myth by Andrew Lang

David Hume But those, who can enlarge their view to contemplate distant nations and remote ages, are still more surprized at the great inconsistence and contrariety. Of the Standard of Taste by David Hume

It was successful in a rather startling way, because the hotel-keeper’s point of view was horribly abusive. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

The silly little thing, unable to get over her shyness, had taken the opportunity, when the back-door was open, to steal out of it, with the view of running home to her mother. The Angels’ Music by Ellen Wood [1876]

He came in view of the harbour and the cluster of cottages to the south of it; all was peaceful there. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

At last they rounded the curve and came within view of the ancient Grange nestling amidst the gloom of the moors. The Crowned Skull by Fergus Hume

Olaf Stapledon This fact, along with others that cropped up in the course of conversation, made me revise my view of the relation of my new world to my old. Collected Stories by Olaf Stapledon

Watkin Tench But if from general view we descend to particular inspection, and examine individually the persons who compose this community, they will certainly rise in estimation. A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson by Watkin Tench

It is a very narrow and unjust view of the practice of medicine, to suppose it to consist altogether in the use of powerful drugs, or of drugs of any kind. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

Later on, when the work was fairly in train, we started off across the park to view the scene of the catastrophe. Was it an illusion? by Amelia B. Edwards

Walter Scott It is usually chaunted in a sort of wild recitative, except the burden, which swells into a long and varied howl, not unlike to a view hollo’. The Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border by Walter Scott [1802-1803]

Joseph Furphy Another fact, not so noteworthy in view of the general perversity of inanimate things, is, that you never see a mirage when you are watching for it to decide an argument. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

And he defended his point of view angrily, as though he could not bear being robbed of that source of poetical inspiration. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Leon Trotsky How far the present generation has come from the habits and moods of 1912! I understood even then that the humanitarian, the moral, point of view of the historical process was the most sterile one. My Life by Leon Trotsky

He wrote poetry, encouraged his pupils to draw, and took them for country excursions, with a view to fostering their love of nature. Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century by George Paston [1902]

Sinclair Lewis The morning sun was warm and shameless, and their eggs, consumed to a view of snowy Apennine peaks absurdly like piles of the best peach ice cream, had ozone in them — so Hayden asserted. World So Wide by Sinclair Lewis

Anthony Trollope With a view to history, they are doubtless worth much; but as throwing light on Cicero’s character, except as to the vigor that was in the man to the last, they are not of great value. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Kate Chopin The Nottingham curtain screened her effectually from the view of passers-by without hindering her frequent observance of what transpired in the street. At Fault by Kate Chopin

Awed by what I had heard and read of these mournful approaches to the dead, I was contented to view them at my feet from the top of a high mountain. The Life of Petrarch by Thomas Campbell

Jack London And here, confined, hidden from view all except his ears, no longer growling, he continued to nudge and snuggle. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

E. F. Benson She was lecturing on love, justifying her view of it. Charlotte Bronte by E. F. Benson [1932]

Or look at this elegant carratela, with its glass sides all open, giving to view a constellation of fair ones, and drawn by handsome gray frisones. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Anthony Trollope The view from this hill is also over the water on each side, and, though not so extensive, is perhaps as pleasing as the other. North America by Anthony Trollope

Sir Richard Burton It chanced one morning that he took his net and went with it to the river as was his wont, with the view of fishing before the others came. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

Arthur Conan Doyle At a word from the Baggara, a dozen of the raiders rushed up the path and were lost to view upon the top. The Tragedy of the Korosko by Arthur Conan Doyle [1898]

The keeper of the harriers smiled, no doubt with a view of making it up with the musketeer. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

Wilkie Collins I could count the foot passengers now by twos and threes; and I could see the places of public refreshment within my view beginning already to close for the night. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

There were six white giants of proportions which Boots could only view with envious admiration. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

The view is superb, no doubt; but the house is frightfully commonplace. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Theodore Dreiser But he had one weakness, which, in view of his young wife’s stern and somewhat Puritanic ideas and the religious propensities of his father and father-in-law, was exceedingly disturbing to him. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Here he was soon joined by a number of Cholulan caciques and their attendants, who came to view and welcome the strangers. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

George Berkeley Qu. Whether all regulations of coin should not be made with a view to encourage industry, and a circulation of commerce, throughout the kingdom? 141. The Querist by George Berkeley [1735]

A gratification he might never more desire, never more seek — an hypothesis in every point of view approaching the certain; but that concerned the future. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

Jules Verne The expedition had been planned so as to combine a view of all these things. The Underground City by Jules Verne [1877]

Washington Irving The windows opened upon a terrace with balustrades, commanding a view over Toledo and all the surrounding country. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

H. G. Wells He kept his footing, gave a view hallo, and came up the staircase hot after me. The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells [1897]

This was Grimm’s habitual language with regard to him; and this was the view of his character which Madame d’Epinay finally expressed in her book. Books and Characters by Lytton Strachey

But in Hamilton’s view he was an “outsider. The Shadow Line by Joseph Conrad [1917]

But if so dire a love your soul invades, As twice below to view the trembling shades; If you so hard a toil will undertake, As twice to pass th’ innavigable lake; Receive my counsel. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

Elizabeth Gaskell Of your own accord, you have found the safest point from which to view it: I will not say ‘look higher!’ I think you see the matter as it is desirable we should all see what relates to ourselves. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

Now it was hidden by the last dip of hill; now it emerged into view not a quarter of a mile behind, and its rider gave vent to a shrill call. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

Wilkie Collins I eat my dinners now, with the blessed conviction that they won’t all disagree with me in an arithmetical point of view at the end of the year. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

And the same, I think, is true of every distant view of them—that is, of every view which is too distant to afford the means of scaling them against other objects. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

The national margin of unemployment had been reduced by the new engagement of labourers, and from the work’s point of view reduced, in one instance, unwisely. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

H. G. Wells He lowered his glasses and took a more comprehensive view of the situation. The Land Ironclads by H. G. Wells [1903]

Virginia Woolf They staggered to seats in the corner, from which they had a view of the room. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

From this point of view it curiously exemplifies a remark of Hazlitt: “The progress of manners and knowledge has an influence on the stage, and will in time perhaps destroy both tragedy and comedy. Henrik Ibsen by Edmund Gosse

He had no fight in view for another two months; therefore he could cut loose a bit, for, in wine or want, he was always gay. Limehouse Nights by Thomas Burke

William Dampier They lay afterwards at the mouth of the harbour till it was day to take a view of the town and castle, and then returned aboard again, being tired, hungry, and sorry for their disappointment. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

Nathaniel Hawthorne As a general thing, however, these frocked and hooded skeletons seem to take a more cheerful view of their position, and try with ghastly smiles to turn it into a jest. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

Charles Dickens Mrs. Sparsit followed in the shadow of the trees, at but a short distance; for it was not easy to keep a figure in view going quickly through the umbrageous darkness. Hard Times by Charles Dickens [1854]

Virginia Woolf The view repeated in its own way what the tune was saying. Between the Acts by Virginia Woolf [1941]

Whichever way one looked one’s view was shut in by the multitudinous ranks of trees, and the tangled bushes and creepers that struggled round their bases like the sea round the piles of a pier. Burmese Days by George Orwell

I had the curiosity to view all the apartments destined for the ladies of his court. Letters from Turkey by Mary Wortley Montagu [1725]

If we were readers only of the cosmic novel, things would be different: we should then share the author’s point of view and recognize villains to be as essential as heroes in the plot. A Pluralistic Universe by William James [1909]

My view on the matter is made up of a large number of tiny indications and cross-bearings, and I am prepared to bet that if you put your mind honestly to the business you will take the same view. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

H. G. Wells They had been seen at Highgate, and even, it was said, at Neasden. But they did not come into my brother’s view until the morrow. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells [1898]

George Gissing It’s good to be able to appreciate such a view as this; but it’s infinitely better to make the most of one’s own little life. Sleeping Fires by George Gissing [1896]

F. Scott Fitzgerald To resume Rosemary’s point of view it should be said that, under the spell of the climb to Tarmes and the fresher air, she and her mother looked about appreciatively. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Far away, beyond the houses, on the slope of an indigo promontory closing the view of the quays, the slim column of a factory-chimney smoked quietly straight up into the clear air. End of the Tether by Joseph Conrad [1902]

H. G. Wells And there was the first view of the blue Lake of Presba seen between silvery beech stems, and that too had Olympus in the far background, plain now and clear and unexpectedly snowy. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

Wilkie Collins A person of extraordinary strength of mind (I don’t mean the Captain; I mean Lady Rachel); I admire her intellect, but her political and social opinions I must always view with regret. The Guilty River by Wilkie Collins [1886]

George Meredith The arrangements of the ladies could only grant me thirty minutes, for Janet was to drive the princess out into the country to view the island. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

He looked up startled and saw in her face that which gave him a view into a strange new world. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

Andrew Lang HERMES: Ho, pessimist, come down and let the public view you. Letters to Dead Authors by Andrew Lang

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu My view upon that subject is very decided indeed, as you know. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]

In view of the absurd softness of Lingard’s heart, every one in whom Lingard manifested the slightest interest was to Almayer a natural enemy. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

Anthony Trollope But what exertion will not a politician make with the view of getting the point of his lance within the joints of his enemies’ harness? Frank made his speech, and made it very well. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

To drop figure and use language now becoming familiar, the social organism is in constant growth, and receiving new additions, and each new addition causes us to modify our view of the whole. Gibbon by James Cotter Morison [1878]

Edgar Wallace As he came into view of the figure, it stooped and picked something from the ground. Planetoid 127 by Edgar Wallace [1927]

Anatole France She said ordinary things: “That view is beautiful, The weather is fine. The Red Lily by Anatole France [1894]

Henry James She would be quite right; she has repose, and from that point of view I and my doings must seem monstrous. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

Lastly, Burton wondered whether it would be possible to launch an expedition to Midian with a view to searching for gold. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

Virginia Woolf Walking with a view to digestion, and with one eye upon his watch, he looked from time to time at the pair in front of him. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

Here she had her favourite books, and the view of park and woods in all their summer glory. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Thomas Hardy Eleven thousand pounds! From every Egdon point of view he was a rich man. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Anthony Trollope Such a view of the river! I was here once before and they took me up. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

Leon Trotsky The chairman of the union upheld ‘the point of view of Lenin-Trotsky’ (as it was called then), and we carried on our agitation together. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Anthony Trollope On her behalf even it might be most salutary — with that view of liberating her from the grasp of her humiliating lover. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

There was no key in it, but the view he obtained was not extensive — the corner of a desk and the top of a coal-scuttle. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

David Hume In all abstract reasonings there is one point of view which, if we can happily hit, we shall go farther towards illustrating the subject than by all the eloquence and copious expression in the world. An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding by David Hume

Theodore Dreiser He was wondering, in view of what Butler had told him, just how much he could advantage himself in this situation. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

This view removes many difficulties, but it does not accord with all the facts in regard to the productions of islands. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

Arthur Conan Doyle It was a corner house, and we chose it as commanding a view in every direction. The Poison Belt by Arthur Conan Doyle [1913]

Wilkie Collins A railed yard kept me at a respectful distance, but at the same time gave me a view of the interior of the room. The Devil’s Spectacles by Wilkie Collins [1879]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The view is obstructed a little by a barn-like building of grey stone, built in early days for a market-house, but used now as a storehouse for corn and a repository for the market stalls and pens. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Mark Twain The view presented from its highest peak was almost beautiful. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

A low, dark headland broke out to view through the dunes, and stood there conspicuous amongst the heaps of dazzling sand, like a small man frowning. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

A broad, easy flight of stone steps led up to the terrace, affording in their ascent a most imposing view of the chateau, which loomed up grandly against the evening sky. Captain Fracasse by Théophile Gautier [1863]

Virginia Woolf The most familiar view seen framed through glass has a certain unfamiliar distinction, and she grew calm as she gazed. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

G. K. Chesterton Hence, as 1 say, when we talk of describing a gentleman, we always mean describing a gentleman from the point of view of one who either belongs to, or is interested in perpetuating, that type. Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

Henry James The narrator of the incident urged upon him the necessity of a more hopeful view of his situation, and proceeded to take leave. Hawthorne by Henry James [1879]

Elizabeth Gaskell I see the view you take of things from the place where you stand. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

G. K. Chesterton The same Imperial cynic who wishes the Turks to submit to English science has himself submitted to Turkish philosophy, to a wholly Turkish view of despotism and destiny. A Miscellany of Men by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

George Gissing That was the view of a practical-minded observer. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

Robert Louis Stevenson It gives a view of London with all its spires, the river passing through the old bridge and busy with boats. Familiar Studies of Men and Books by Robert Louis Stevenson

G. K. Chesterton The duellists had from their own point of view escaped or conquered the chief powers of the modern world. The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

I carefully inquired concerning ruins in the neighbourhood; and we climbed the torrent-sides to command a (very limited) bird’s-eye view of the hills. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

And while I was yet enjoying my abstracted humour, a turn of the beach brought me in view of the signal-station, with its watch-house and flag-staff, perched on the immediate margin of a cliff. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Theodore Dreiser One or two pedestrians were in view ahead. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Anthony Trollope The intention is good, for they are established with the view of giving to ladies at hotels the comforts of ordinary domestic life; but they fail in their effect. North America by Anthony Trollope

F. Scott Fitzgerald When Chillon and the island palace of Salagnon came into view Dick turned his eyes inward. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

George Eliot But this blameless conduct, according to Mrs. Poyser, shrouded a secret indulgence of unbecoming wishes, which she now dragged forth and held up to Molly’s view with cutting eloquence. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

Nathaniel Hawthorne In view of such a summer, Hilda had anticipated many months of lonely, but unalloyed enjoyment. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

Arthur Morrison But why they don’t fetch it out in view of the public subscription for shares is more than I can understand, unless they don’t want too much of a rush. The Dorrington Deed-Box by Arthur Morrison

I’ve had since to view our relations from the standpoint of the ordinary observer. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

Olaf Stapledon The former possibility seems unplausible in view of modem biological knowledge, which suggests that the difference between men and the higher animals, though great, is not fundamental. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

Robert Louis Stevenson I never supposed that he returned with it; and yet I was quite sure it did not find its way to the Master, for I lingered all morning within view of the booth. The Master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson

The distance between the river and the mountains, however, is here much greater than at Thebes, being full six miles; while to north and south the view ends only with the horizon. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]