Phrases with "visible"

Wilkie Collins I was obliged to be cautious, and to begin by asking about the lodgers first — the men being still visible out in the garden, to excuse the inquiry. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Jules Verne This was Amsterdam Island, situated in 37 degrees 47 minutes latitude and 77 degrees 24 minutes longitude, the high cone of which in clear weather is visible fifty miles off. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

E. F. Benson For in any case a visible living miracle confronted him, since it was equally impossible that this youth, this boy, trembling on the verge of manhood, was thirty-five. The Man Who Went Too Far by E. F. Benson

Charles Dudley Warner There is no visible straining to attract attention. Washington Irving by Charles Dudley Warner

Abraham Merri The Domain of the Metal Monster — it was filled like a chalice with Its will; was the visible expression of that will. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

They are true patriots, and the visible horizon bounds their wishes. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Henry James He often felt heavy-hearted; he was sombre without knowing why; there were no visible clouds in his heaven, but there were cloud-shadows on his mood. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

Nathaniel Hawthorne But my nostrils snuffed up a scent of cigar-smoke, clouds of which the narrator had emitted by way of visible emblem, I suppose, of the nebulous obscurity of his tale. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Edith Wharton She got up and stood before her husband, distressed and uncertain; then, with a visible effort at self-command, she seated herself again, and locked her hands about her gold-mounted bag. Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton [1927]

While visible and ultraviolet light could be refracted and undergo interference and diffraction, X-rays could not be demonstrated to do so, and this set them apart from electromagnetic radiation. The Bragg Family in Adelaide by John Jenkin

Arthur Morrison All was quiet; there was no visible light — none from the skylight over the shop door, none from the window above, none from the garret window above that. A Child of the Jago by Arthur Morrison

M. P. Shiel My companion reclined on a small Sigma couch, raised high to the table-level in the Semitic manner, visible to her saffron slippers of satin. Shapes in the Fire by M. P. Shiel [1896]

Hence it comes about that the visible imperfections of the hand-wrought goods, being honorific, are accounted marks of superiority in point of beauty, or serviceability, or both. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu She looked toward the point at which the rising splendour of the moon was already visible over the distant hills. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]

Thomas More By these ends they measure all their designs, and manage them so that it is visible that the appetite of fame or vainglory does not work so much on them as a just care of their own security. Utopia by Thomas More

Wilkie Collins The visible part of her ladyship was perfectly attired, with a view to the occasion. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Henry James The effort was visible in her pale face and her silence; she looked so ill that when they left the table Rowland felt almost bound to remark upon it. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

The roofing blocks of three halls, one behind the other, and a few capitals, are yet visible behind the portico. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

His visible discomfort made her uneasy. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

H.P. Lovecraft They were loud — loud as the rumblings and the thunder above which they echoed — yet did they come from no visible being. The Dunwich Horror by H.P. Lovecraft [1928]

Presently he said: “Fleming, your description of the beast fits the dog of the late Atwell Barton.” Fleming half-rose from his chair, sat again and made a visible attempt at indifference. Can Such Things Be? by Ambrose Bierce [1893]

Victor Hugo This poor wooden tenement, cart and hut combined, in which his childhood had rolled along, was fastened to the bottom of the mast by thick ropes, of which the knots were visible at the wheels. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Olaf Stapledon We hastened till the forward stars turned violet, the hinder red; till both forward and hinder vanished; till all visible features were extinguished by the wild speed of our flight. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

H. G. Wells Yet I am a poor man, a hundred pounds would leave a visible gap in my fortunes and no sane man would buy a diamond by gaslight from a ragged tramp on his personal warranty only. The Stolen Bacillus and other incidents by H. G. Wells [1895]

Thomas Hardy NOT a soul was visible on the hedgeless highway, or on either side of it, and the white road seemed to ascend and diminish till it joined the sky. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

The money-lender was at visible grips with some new difficulty. Mr. Justice Raffles by E. W. Hornung [1909]

Henry James In each of them, at an interval, a ray of light became visible in the chink between the two leaves of the shutters. The Ghostly Rental by Henry James [1876]

D. H. Lawrence Why does a flock of birds rise suddenly from the tree-tops, all at once, in one spring, and swirl round in one cloud towards the water? There was no visible sign or communication given. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Victor Hugo Ursus, whose back only was visible to Gwynplaine, raised his arms in terror. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Arthur Conan Doyle Their arrival causes a bright radiance to shine in the field, visible to us sixty yards away. The Coming of the Fairies by Arthur Conan Doyle [1922]

But there was no sound at all; nor was there any visible light from the window, as she noticed when she drew her own curtains. Miss Pym Disposes by Josephine Tey

Nikolai Gogol Psyche began to live: and the scarcely dawning thought began, little by little, to clothe itself in a visible form. The Mysterious Portrait by Nikolai Gogol

H.P. Lovecraft Most of them, however, had no visible means of support; and were obviously connected with underworld pursuits, of which smuggling and ‘bootlegging’ were the least indescribable. The Horror at Red Hook by H.P. Lovecraft [1925]

Henry James They made no visible response, and they presently turned away and walked along the shore. The Europeans by Henry James [1878]

We went by the bridge across the Volga. The ice groaned under us, water was visible under the planks of the bridge, and the golden cross gleamed over the red dome of the cathedral in the market-place. In the World by Maksim Gorky

George Gissing About six o’clock a train coming from the south stopped at the station, which was visible from Rhoda’s sitting-room window. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

Henry James They rested upon the gentleman who had been described to him as Colonel Capadose — rested, as it appeared to him, with a kind of habitual, visible complacency. The Liar by Henry James [1888]

Thomas Carlyle In times of unbelief, which soon have to become times of revolution, much down-rushing, sorrowful decay and ruin is visible to everybody. On Heroes and Hero Worship and the Heroic in History by Thomas Carlyle

Henry Handel Richardson There was no visible change in the windows of the Bruderstrasse; they were as blankly dark as before. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Ford Madox Ford It was only that peculiar note of his voice, used when he was overbearing or dogmatic, that could unman her — and that was only visible when it came unexpectedly. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

H. G. Wells An enormous hole had been made by the impact of the projectile, and the sand and gravel had been flung violently in every direction over the heath, forming heaps visible a mile and a half away. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells [1898]

Anthony Trollope Almost every family has a black sheep, and it is the especial duty of a family solicitor to keep the family black sheep from being dragged into the front and visible ranks of the family. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

My opinion was received by the civil officials with visible discontent. The Daughter of the Commandant by Aleksandr Pushkin

Edith Wharton He walked slowly, with a heavy middle-aged gait, his head sunk a little between the shoulders, the red crease of his neck visible above the fur collar of his overcoat. The Descent of Man and other stories by Edith Wharton [1903]

Rudyard Kipling The men of the second line — the civil reserve that will take over when the sword is sheathed — have no such check, nor have they the officer’s spur of visible responsibility. A Book of Words by Rudyard Kipling [1928]

John Morley Here, however, is visible between them a hard line of division. Burke by John Morley [1879]

Andrew Lang These contradictions are visible to “the analytical reader,” who concludes that a very early poet may have been, though Homer seldom is, as inconsistent as a modern critic. Homer and His Age by Andrew Lang

Algernon Blackwood His “sight,” at any rate, perceived the approaching figures all round, all over, all at once, as they poured like a wave across the hill from far beyond its visible crest. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

John Lewis Burckhard Below this upper passage, another dark one is visible through the water as it falls down. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

Anna Katherine Green He had played the carpenter that night as well as the mover, and with no visible results. Dark Hollow by Anna Katherine Green

Ralph Waldo Emerson The visible creation is the terminus or the circumference of the invisible world. Nature by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1836]

Walter Scott The sudden light spread from the altar failed not to make the Emperor and the Princess visible to the mournful group which approached through the hall. Count Robert of Paris by Walter Scott [1832]

Anthony Hope The marriage which had set all Ruritania on fire with joy and formed in the people’s eyes the visible triumph over Black Michael and his fellow-conspirators was now three years old. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

Jeremy Bentham The simple pains of the sight: or, the disagreeable sensations, if any such there be, that may be excited in the organ of that sense by visible images, independent of the principle of association. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

The outward and visible form is dead, but its spirit lives on in you. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

Wilkie Collins He was too well-bred to allow any visible signs of embarrassment to escape him. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

H. G. Wells Graham watched that visible inaudible conversation. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

The Graal was dimly visible in a faint green light, through which and over which the recalled spirit took on a mortal covering. War in Heaven by Charles Williams [1930]

Jane Austen She had no visible friends but what had been acquired at Highbury, and was now just returned from a long visit in the country to some young ladies who had been at school there with her. Emma by Jane Austen [1816]

Arthur Machen Great stones crash through the windows, thunder down the chimneys, impelled by no visible hand. The Great Return by Arthur Machen

He had observed that its visible and material substance failed and decayed with the rest of the body after death, but of its immaterial essence he knew nothing. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

Wilkie Collins Who could say what new revelations might not come back with them? WHEN Magdalen appeared in the parlor shortly before seven o’clock, not a trace of discomposure was visible in her manner. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Kate Chopin Immediately the windows were thrown wide open, and the lace curtains drawn aside until no smallest vestige of them remained visible from the street. At Fault by Kate Chopin

Charles Dickens The front of the House was so covered with canvasses, that there wasn’t a spark of daylight ever visible on that side. Going into Society by Charles Dickens [1858]

At the same moment a gathering peal of thunder rolled over the distant mountains; and the summit of Mont Cantal, visible a few moments since, was covered with thick black clouds. All-Saints' Eve by Amelia B. Edwards

Sigmund Freud What it wishes to say it must express in visible form; and since in this case the concept does not exert an inhibitory control, it depicts it in all the fulness, power, and breadth of visible form. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Algernon Blackwood All sides were visible at once. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Abraham Merri Blue they were, blue of a peculiar vibrancy, and blue were the glistening threads that ran down from blue-black circular convexities set within each of the points visible to me. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

He reappeared on the platform of the barbican, his helmet being just visible above the parapet. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

The London police, who had pretended to be so hopeful at first, began to despair in a visible manner, having put all their machinery into play, and failed to obtain even the most insignificant result. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

George Meredith He walked rather as a man down a lengthened corridor, whose light to which he turns is in one favourite corner, visible till he reaches the end. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Algernon Blackwood What we did and felt and thought was but a partial expression of something going forward with pregnant completeness behind the visible appearances all round. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

Not a soul was visible in the wide landscape. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

The suddenness of her movement made her Cowl fall back from her head; Her features became visible to the Monk’s enquiring eye. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

George Meredith Say that they were precious examples of an accomplished civilization; and perhaps they did offer a visible ideal of grace for the rough world to aim at. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Lights appear and vanish with alarming volition, doors open and close with no visible human assistance, and various other supernatural phenomena aid in Gothic mystery and mystification. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Thomas Paine When she shall be a spot scarcely visible among the nations, America shall flourish the favorite of heaven, and the friend of mankind. The American Crisis by Thomas Paine

Gaston Leroux It was just four o’clock, and a light mist had commenced to mix with the sifting snow, and the houses to right and left were visible only as masses of shadow. The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux [1913]

Thomas Hardy Though gentle, ambition was visible in his kindling eyes; he evidently hoped for much; hoped indefinitely, but extensively. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

This is quite lost when the performers are visible to the audience. Cobwebs from an Empty Skull by Ambrose Bierce [1874]

George Gissing Beauty was the goddess that he worshipped at the inmost shrine of his being, and to the bodying forth of visible shapes of beauty his life must be devoted, or he must cast aside the pencil for ever. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Henry Fielding Then her nose, as well proportioned as it is, has a visible scar on one side. Amelia by Henry Fielding

No sign of life was visible beyond her somber bulwark. Claimed! by Francis Stevens

Robert Louis Stevenson Some followed strange gods in the direction of Drummond Street, and others slunk back to meek good-boyism at the feet of the Professors. The same is visible in better things. Lay Morals by Robert Louis Stevenson

He seldom, we are told, “recited any of the beautiful passages with which it abounds without a visible interruption of the perfect composure of his mind. Coleridge by H. D. Traill [1884]

Jules Verne The darkness was still very great, though some grayish streaks were already visible on the eastern summits. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

H.P. Lovecraft Excavated back into the hillside, the structure is visible only at the entrance. The Tomb (Jun 1917) by H.P. Lovecraft [1917]

Henry James She had no tears only a visible terror. The Other House by Henry James [1896]

H.P. Lovecraft The good man had been hideously shocked, and could never recall Joseph Curwen without a visible loss of the gay urbanity for which he was famed. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H.P. Lovecraft [1927]

The figure was visible — that of a short broadish man, with a mass of cloaks, rugs, and mufflers across his arm. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

The visible universe is like a gigantic stomach, and the real outside of the world we shall never see. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

Edith Wharton For a second, immense surprise was alone visible on it: so visible that she half turned to her step-son, with a faint smile for his refuted suspicions. The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

Wilkie Collins The fire-flashes from the mountain, visible when the night came, had struck terror into the hearts of the men on the watch. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Thomas Hardy At last she came up to him, looking in his sharply-defined face as one who had no consciousness that her own formed a visible object also. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Jules Verne Bientôt un navire devint visible à mes yeux. Les Enfants du Capitaine Grant by Jules Verne [1867-68]

H. G. Wells Except that Lady Catherine, converted it would seem on the spot, presently announced herself a Stoic, to Mr. Plantagenet-Buchan’s visible surprise and distress. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

To say that every object far or near was visible as distinctly as by day, yet more tenderly, is to say nothing. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Margaret Oliphant This pleased the young man; his gravity unbended a little; there was a visible relaxation of the corners of his mouth. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

Henry Handel Richardson And soon, of all that had lain bare, no more was visible than four damp-ringed, motley-coloured heads. Growing Pains by Henry Handel Richardson

Wilkie Collins There was Anne’s room, visible through the wall! He softly parted the light curtains that hang over the bed. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Jules Verne Her masts were visible for an instant, but she could not see the Nautilus, being too low in the water. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

E. F. Benson But so dense had been the fog this morning that it had penetrated a little through the joinings of the windows, and a haze, visible now that the electric lights were burning, hung in the atmosphere. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

H. G. Wells Mr. Lewisham had become a Socialist! That red tie was indeed but one outward and visible sign of much inward and spiritual development. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

Tears rushed in a moment to her eyes with no visible cause. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

The key, however, was accidentally supplied, and I found that these excesses of demonstrative affection were sure to supervene whenever my father’s face was visible through the library windows. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Ann Radcliffe The progress of his disorder defied every art of medicine, and his visible distress of mind seemed to accelerate his fate. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

George Gissing He gazed at her till an actual halo, a visible aureola, seemed to glitter about her, and he feared to turn away his eyes for a moment lest the beautiful effect should vanish. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Below in the distance lay the winding course of the Thames, visible in sections where the view was clear and unobscured. Gentlemen of Crime by Arthur Gask [1932]

A. E. W. Mason The wooded slopes of Ramelton were very visible to him across the shimmer of the desert air. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

Zona Gale In the midst of the valley towered the mountain whose summit, royally crowned by shining towers, had been visible from the open sea. Romance Island by Zona Gale [1906]

Thomas Hardy Not a soul was visible or audible in the infinite length of the straight, flat highway, with its ever-waiting lamps converging to points in each direction. Life’s Little Ironies by Thomas Hardy

Theodore Dreiser It was summer time, the windows were open, and the trees outside, with their widely extended green branches, were pleasantly visible shading the brick sidewalk. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Virginia Woolf If distress, shame, discomfort in its most acute form were ever visible upon a human face, Ralph could read them all expressed beyond the eloquence of words upon the face of his unfortunate companion. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

Caroline Lamb A dark shadow now became visible upon the smooth surface of the green—was it the reflection of the tree—or was it a human form? It lengthened— it advanced from the thicket. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

Arnold Bennett A still greater honour accorded to Darius was permission to sit, during lessons, on the topmost visible step of the winding stair. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Jules Verne No one spoke much the first day, for the smoke of the Duncan was still visible on the horizon, and the pain of parting too keenly felt. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

H. G. Wells No conflagration was visible any longer nor the flash of any explosions. The Brothers by H. G. Wells [1938]

D. H. Lawrence And Mrs. Hardy, and the vicar, and Lord William, these moved in the wonder of the beyond, and were visible to the eyes of Cossethay in their motion. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

H.P. Lovecraft They had the power of aërial motion, despite the absence of wings or any other visible means of levitation. The Shadow Out of Time by H.P. Lovecraft [1935]

Rafael Sabatini Sakr-el-Bahr looked out to sea across the straits towards Tarifa and the faint distant European coastline just visible through the limpid summer air. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

The old Nile-mud is there—buried for the most part in sand, but still visible on many a rocky shelf and plateau between Assûan and Philæ. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

M. R. James Dr. Ashton lived on for over thirty years in his prebendal house, I do not know how quietly, but without visible disturbance. A Thin Ghost and others by M. R. James

Charlotte Perkins Gilman In visible material progress we have only followed simple lines, quite natural and obvious, and accomplished what was perfectly possible at any time—if we had only thought so. Moving the Mountain by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1911]

Wrong as it would be, on such evidence, to ascribe to this particular species supremacy on the score of durability, yet as far as visible signs may give assurance, it makes excellent claim thereto. Last Leaves from Dunk Island by E. J. Banfield

Everywhere on the surface of the glassy stream were visible undulations of heat, and the light steam of evaporation lay along the sluggish water and hung like a veil between the eye and the bank. The Mirage by Ambrose Bierce

Elizabeth Gaskell Mrs. Hamley had not seemed quite so well, or quite in such good spirits for two or three days before; and the squire himself had appeared to be put out without any visible cause. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

Anthony Trollope His two hands were thrust into his pockets, and the bottle of champagne was visible in his face. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

Bram Stoker It is not, however, visible from the grounds. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

The gas was glimmering faintly in the window of No. 5, and a good deal of old silver, tarnished and blackened, huddled together behind the wire-guarded glass, was dimly visible in the uncertain light. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

I am upon a visible throne; that is my only advantage over your majesty. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

H. G. Wells It was the first time he had felt visible in Camford. But he knew that he had to get out of it. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

Daniel Defoe But take this with you, as you go, that all this is upon a supposition, that the Devil can assume a visible shape, and make a real appearance, which, however, I do not yet think fit to grant, or deny. The History of the Devil by Daniel Defoe

Henry James They were so placed as to be visible only to a person going close to the rail and peering a little sidewise. The Patagonia by Henry James [1888]

Wilkie Collins When the blind are operated on for the restoration of sight, the same succouring hand which has opened to them the visible world, immediately shuts out the bright prospect again, for a time. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

In the early dawning, in the twilight, and in the first hour of the morning it seemed at times to take a visible bodily form. The Watcher by the Threshold by John Buchan [1900]

John Locke These are complex ideas designedly imperfect: and it is visible at first sight, that several of those qualities that are to be found in the things themselves are purposely left out of generical ideas. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

D. H. Lawrence And her greenish eyes seemed to rock a secret, and her hands like mother-of-pearl seemed luminous, transparent, as if the secret were burning visible in them. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Wilkie Collins The miniature of Philip hung round her neck, a visible reality. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Gilbert looked up eagerly at the windows of Number 14, expecting to see lights shining, and some visible sign of rejoicing, even upon the house front; but there was nothing. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

I presume that it was meant to keep the hotels in countenance; for a journal on the old scale could not expect to make itself visible in an edifice that offered accommodations to an army. Autobiographical Sketches by Thomas De Quincey [1853]

Guy de Maupassant Henry yielded, but with visible annoyance. The First Snowfall (La Première Neige) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

Edith Wharton What had he not seen, what secrets were not hidden in his bosom? By dint of sheer “sticking it out” he had acquired to the younger man a sort of visible sanctity. Here and Beyond by Edith Wharton [1926]

With all her ignorance, however, she could not help testifying her amazement at his arriving at the isle without any visible means of conveyance. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

H.P. Lovecraft Flashes of lightning were visible through the bunk-house window. The Transition of Juan Romero by H.P. Lovecraft [1919]

Wilkie Collins The only traces of illness still visible in her face left a delicacy in its outline which added refinement to her beauty. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

George Gissing The landing-place was not visible from here. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

Guy de Maupassant Elle prenait, depuis son arrivée au Havre, un embonpoint assez visible qui alourdissait sa taille autrefois très souple et très mince. Pierre et Jean by Guy de Maupassant [1887]

The few Escampobar goats wandering on the hillside pretending to feed where no grass was visible to the naked eye never even raised their heads. The Rover by Joseph Conrad [1923]

George Meredith But Emilia was nowhere visible to receive the administration of comfort. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Jack London Now it is not meet that a princess espouse a sea-cuny, or even a claimant of the ancient blood of Koryu, who is without power, or place, or visible symbols of rank. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

It was a sort of concentrated, well-nigh visible stench, suggesting nothing less than decayed slaughter-houses or open graveyards. Nightmare! by Francis Stevens

Arnold Bennett Dust covered it everywhere, and small footmarks were visible in the dust on the floor. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

John Locke They lie not open as natural characters engraven on the mind; which, if any such were, they must needs be visible by themselves, and by their own light be certain and known to everybody. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

H. Rider Haggard Angela stood firm, and Pigott oscillated — that was the only visible result. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

Their boat, therefore, scarcely as visible as a dark speck upon the ocean, gilded along noiselessly, avoiding the use of their oars for fear of being heard, and gained the nearest land. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

D. H. Lawrence The palpable or visible Aaron sat at the side of the boat, on the end of the middle seat, with his naked right elbow leaning out over the side. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

Wilkie Collins When the light of the new day shone in at the window, it was but too plainly visible that the symptoms had altered for the worse. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

H.P. Lovecraft Meanwhile, the Great Race maintained its cautious vigilance, with potent weapons ceaselessly ready despite the horrified banishing of the subject from common speech and visible records. The Shadow Out of Time by H.P. Lovecraft [1935]

The sand had drifted up just at that point, and only the top of one fantastic helmet was visible above the surface. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

As he examined it in the walk he made around the whole structure, he came to a place where something like a hinge became visible and further on another. Initials Only by Anna Katharine Green

Walter Scott A headache served as an apology for retiring to rest, in order to conceal her visible agitation of mind from her companions. The Heart of Mid-Lothian by Walter Scott [1818]

Sinclair Lewis His half-hour journey with Madeline into Zenith seemed a visible and oppressing thing, like a tornado cloud. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

William Makepeace Thackeray We remarked that his Imperial Majesty’s brow was of a yellowish color, which appearance was also visible about the orbits of the eyes. The Second Funeral of Napoleon by William Makepeace Thackeray [1841]

He was still gazing down the street but no longer in apathetic despair, but with quivering emotion visible in every line of his trembling form. The Old Stone House and other stories by Anna Katharine Green

Nathaniel Hawthorne But in Zenobia’s case there was some tint of the Arcadian affectation that had been visible enough in all our lives for a few months past. The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

Guy de Maupassan She is there, beside the other one, visible but intangible. The Unknown by Guy de Maupassan

I then went at Mahamed again, who first said he would give me the two men I wanted, then went off, and sent word to say he would not be visible for three days. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

Edgar Allan Poe As the sun went down, the gale freshened into an absolute hurricane, and the ocean beneath was clearly visible on account of its phosphorescence. Tales of Science by Edgar Allan Poe

Ann Radcliffe The room was dark and empty; but the traces of blood were visible on the floor; and Julia, though ignorant of the particular apprehension of Hippolitus, almost swooned at the sight. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

George Meredith Not visible for one second was the intense indignation at their fate which Wilfrid, spying keenly into them, perceived. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

His work grows, indeed, most marvellously in vividness and symmetry as he proceeds, but there are no visible signs of growth in the workman’s skill. Sterne by H. D. Traill [1882]

Sometimes she seemed to be in a shadowy house, with the street faintly visible through the wall; sometimes she saw herself going by in a car with her mother. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

F. Scott Fitzgerald He rose without visible signs of disappointment. All the Sad Young Men by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1926]

And feelings of this kind, which are the result of tradition, are not affected by visible facts. Collected Essays by George Orwell

Maria Edgeworth Prints, as well as models, were used to enlarge his ideas of visible objects. The Good French Governess by Maria Edgeworth

As he spoke a hint of what he said was visible to them, a momentary sense of the infinite he named. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

By the position of the body the face of Mr Verloc was not visible to Mrs Verloc, his widow. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

Abraham Merri He had his free hand over the visible wall to the edge of the circle; higher he lifted it, into the disc itself. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

George Gissing He wore a suit which confidently challenged the criticism of experts, and the silk socks visible above his shoes might have been selected by the most fastidious of worldlings. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Julian Hawthorne My visible possessions must be few, intrinsically valuable, and so disposed as to lie within the scope of two or three paces and an outstretched arm. Calbot’s Rival by Julian Hawthorne

John Galsworthy Wilfrid, though still in London, was neither visible nor spoken of. The White Monkey by John Galsworthy

Wilkie Collins As he spoke those words, I put my arm round Laura, and raised her so that she was plainly visible to every one in the room. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

H. Rider Haggard Whilst still a tiny child, his parents point out the glorious orb as the presence of a visible and beneficent god, and he worships it at its up-rising and down-setting. Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard

Wilkie Collins I first saw her in one of the narrow streets leading from Leicester Square to the Strand. There was something in her face (dimly visible behind a thick veil) that instantly stopped me as I passed her. A Rogue’s Life by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Arthur Machen The old barn which used to be visible on the left of the line had been pulled down for more than a year. The Secret Glory by Arthur Machen

Athos did the like; only it was very visible that the kiss was still more affectionate, and the pressure of his lips even warmer with the father than with the friend. Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Olaf Stapledon I saw us as simply the visible bit of mankind. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

Sinclair Lewis The visible remnants of him, the brown short beard and the brown cheerful eyes and the ruddy nose, looked somehow like a horse doctor’s. Gideon Planish by Sinclair Lewis

Wilkie Collins It curved away in the distance, with no visible limit to it. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Now there had been his note of the morning! Sir Haselton was not visible when I arrived. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

Henry James She wondered if her aunt repented of having taken her own way so much; but there was no visible evidence of this — no tears, no sighs, no exaggeration of a zeal always to its own sense adequate. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

This dissolution in the living man, this palpable progress of degradation, visible day by day and hour by hour, was worse than death. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Jules Verne Her electric lamps rendered her visible for some time. Robur the Conqueror by Jules Verne [1887]

Rudyard Kipling Six years in her eyes were no more than six months to ordinary women; and ten made less visible impression on her than does a week’s fever on an ordinary woman. Plain Tales from the Hills by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

The massive flank and towers of the castle were hardly visible against the sky. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

Jules Verne A few minutes later, nothing was visible of the stock-keeper and his troop but a cloud of dust. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

This was very visible in a dying fowl. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

He could not fight, like Luther, with the evil that was within him till he materialized the inward tempter, saw Satan standing before him, and flung his inkpot at a visible foe. The Infidel by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1900]

John Keats Dim, because it would be from a dark corner; also the spy would be but dimly visible to her old eyes. The Eve of St. Agnes by John Keats

My hour approaches: a little while, and it will be night!” As she spoke, Glyndon listened with visible emotion and perturbation. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]