Phrases with "vision"

Henry James Mr. Drake then verily was a person who opened the door! Before she had time, however, to recover from the effect of her evocation, she was offered a vision which quite engulfed it. In the Cage by Henry James [1898]

Algernon Blackwood The vision about the so-called Tablets of the Gods had meanwhile passed almost entirely from his memory. The Man Who Found Out by Algernon Blackwood

I found this vision of beauty in Perdita’s alcove, in earnest conversation with its inmate. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Jack London Could it be that some glimmer of vision remained to him? or that his vision was coming back? “How do you do, Captain Larsen,” she answered. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

I have waded in red blood to the knee; and in this hour, in my old years, the world is become for me a vision only and a mock-show. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

Victor Hugo She seemed a vision scarcely embodied. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Lady Morgan And sure, fancy, in her boldest flight, never gave to the fairy vision of poetic dreams, a combination of images more poetically fine, more strikingly picturesque, or more impressively touching. The Wild Irish Girl by Lady Morgan [1806]

The very battle he was fighting kept her for ever in his mind, until he grew the veriest slave of the lovely vision which he only evoked in order to endeavor to exorcise. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Henry James Lady Aurora’s eyes, as they rested upon him, seemed to declare that such a vision as that, at least, was life. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

H. G. Wells All religions and philosophies since the world began had insisted that one must get out of the turmoil, somehow, to catch any vision of true realities. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

When you accept this beatific vision of what is, in contrast with what goes on, you feel as if you had fulfilled an intellectual duty. A Pluralistic Universe by William James [1909]

H. G. Wells He had a vision of city beyond city, cities on great plains, cities beside great rivers, vast cities along the sea margin, cities girdled by snowy mountains. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

Jules Verne This faculty —(I verified it later)— gave him a range of vision far superior to Ned Land’s. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

Edgar Allan Poe It was an impulsive movement to gain time for thought — to make sure that my vision had not deceived me — to calm and subdue my fancy for a more sober and more certain gaze. Romances of Death by Edgar Allan Poe

Robert Louis Stevenson I found him looking curiously in my face; with that there came before me like a vision of James Stewart and the court of Inverary; and my mind turned at once like a door upon its hinges. Catriona by Robert Louis Stevenson

Edgar Allan Poe It is no longer philosophical to base upon what has been a vision of what is to be. The Mystery of Marie Roget by Edgar Allan Poe [1842]

Henry James The lady indeed thus thrust upon Herbert’s vision might have struck an observer either as not quite vague or as vague with a perverse intensity suggesting design. The Bench of Desolation by Henry James [1909]

THE HOLY LANCE. Peter had another vision the same night, and became from that day forth “dreamer of dreams” in general to the army. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Arnold Bennett It was a vision blended in an instant and in an instant dissolved, but for Edwin it remained one of the epochal things of his experience. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Edith Wharton She felt that special indulgence must be conceded to those in Evelina’s state since she had had her own fleeting vision of such mysterious longings as the words betrayed. Bunner Sisters by Edith Wharton [1916]

For quite a time she did not stir, staring straight before her as if watching the vision of some pageant passing through the garden in the deep, rich glow of light and the splendour of flowers. A Smile of Fortune by Joseph Conrad [1911]

H. G. Wells And then, if they found him out! He had a vision of infuriated Butteridges. . The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

Henry James I had also a vision of the letter I would presently address to Mr. Pinhorn, breaking, as it were, with Mr. Pinhorn. Of course, however, the next minute the voice of The Empire was in my ears. The Death of the Lion by Henry James [1894]

Arthur Schopenhauer Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world. Studies in Pessimism by Arthur Schopenhauer

G. K. Chesterton Dickens would have found it easier to believe in a ghost than in a vision of the Virgin with angels. Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

Henry James She put off deciding and choosing; before the vision of a conflict with her father she dropped her eyes and sat motionless, holding her breath and waiting. Washington Square by Henry James [1880]

Edgar Allan Poe And then my vision fell upon the seven tall candles upon the table. Old World Romances by Edgar Allan Poe

E. Phillips Oppenheim A vision he seemed to have had of silk stockings was dissipated by the sight of her square-toed shoes. The Amazing Partnership by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1914]

The vision referred to is the night journey to heaven, although those commentators who believe this to have been an actual fact suppose another vision to account for this passage. The Qur'an by translated by E. H. Palmer

George Meredith The frail touch of her hand was harder to bear than the dreary vision had been, and seemed not so real as many a dream of it. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

The vision passed away, — he looked up, — they were alone. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

Jules Verne Et pourtant sa merveilleuse puissance de vision aurait rendu de grands services. Vingt Mille Lieues sous les Mers by Jules Verne [1869-70]

Benjamin Disraeli What were her thoughts? What was the impression that the fair vision conveyed? Her countenance was grave, but it was not sad. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

Yes, I confess I should like to see my daughter mistress of Arden Court.” Almost as he spoke, there arose before him a vision of what his own position would be if this thing should come to pass. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Wilkie Collins It clears, and the vision is now of a path along the side of a precipice. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

To David it seemed a vision of the lost in Hell. The fury of an Israelitish prophet came upon him. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

George Meredith The door closed on them and I thought it was a vision that had passed. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Sinclair Lewis His vision of the beauties of the gutter had vanished with haste and a ludicrous squawking. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

Edith Wharton Since the fanciful vision of the future that had flitted through her imagination at their first meeting she had hardly ever thought of his marrying her. Summer by Edith Wharton [1917]

William Morris Yea, we deemed that to death we were hastening, and it made our vision clear, And we knew the delight of our life-days, and held their sorrow dear. The Pilgrims of Hope by William Morris [1885]

Sinclair Lewis The vision of the beautiful river was hidden from him by a fog of compromises. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

Henry James It became at once vivid to him that he had originally had, for a few days, an almost envious vision of the boy’s romantic privilege. The Ambassadors by Henry James [1903]

Frances Hodgson Burnett Also a fantastic and finely ironic vision of Joseph and Potiphar’s wife rose before him and the vision of himself as Joseph irked a certain complexness of his mentality. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

H. G. Wells He had a vision through the ribs of sliding chairs, staring faces, and hands clutching at the tilting guide bars. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

Olaf Stapledon This vision had a startling power over him which he himself could not rationally justify. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Henry Lawson He holds up his head and toils on for the sake of a child that is left, and that child is — Isley. And now the fossicker seems to see a vision of the future. While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson

E. Phillips Oppenheim Whatever sort of a vision she thought she saw, there’s nothing to be seen from there. The Strange Boarders of Palace Crescent by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

George Meredith I do get now and then an hour’s repose,’ Nataly added, with a vision springing up of the person to whom the story had applied. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

He was my first actual vision of that awful and distant world of fashion, of whose splendours I had already read something in the three-volumed gospel of the circulating library. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

She was sleeping there within this dim vision of land. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

But the bloody knives and the tumbrils rolling to and fro create in his mind a special sinister vision which he has succeeded in passing on to generations of readers. Charles Dickens by George Orwell [1940]

Olaf Stapledon It was the eyes and mouth that gave me that sudden vision of beauty. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

D. H. Lawrence In a vision he was buried and put away. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Jules Verne It hovers in the air far beyond the utmost limits of human sight, and its powers of vision are so great that it can discern the smallest objects on the earth beneath. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

Arthur Machen Now, indeed, he clearly beheld the shining vision of things immortal. The Secret Glory by Arthur Machen

Ann Radcliffe On recovering, the Baroness looked wildly round her; — “Was it a vision that I saw, or a reality?” The whole company moved their eyes round the hall, but could discover nothing extraordinary. The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne by Ann Radcliffe [1789]

Bram Stoker The whole country around within the angle of vision was lit up till it seemed to glow. The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker [1911]

Sinclair Lewis In that blast of snow, the shaft of the Plymouth National Bank Building was aspiring as a cathedral; twenty gray stories, with unbroken vertical lines swooping up beyond his vision into the snowy fog. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

As dangerous as a sudden glare of light to eyes long blind and newly regaining vision in the friendly and soothing dark would be the agitation that your presence at this crisis would cause. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

Anthony Trollope That vision was gone, and forever. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Edgar Allan Poe My brain swam — I grew deadly sick — my vision failedeven the glaring eyeballs above me grew dim. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe

George Gissing Of that he was persuaded, but none the less a hideous image returned upon his mental vision — a horror — a pollution of thought. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

Abraham Merri Marakinoff! The Russian at work already in this storehouse of devastating energies, fashioning the weapons for his plots! The Apocalyptic vision swept back upon me — “He is not dead. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

Edgar Allan Poe Thinking earnestly upon these points, I remained, for an hour perhaps, half sitting, half reclining, with my vision riveted upon the portrait. Romances of Death by Edgar Allan Poe

The match in his fingers was nearly burnt out; nevertheless, it had shown a last faint vision of a boy kneeling in supplication, his hands held up, his face one of piteous agony. David Garth’s Night-Watch by Ellen Wood [1869]

Her imagination ran riot in a vision of a happy future, in which her father would be rich and powerful. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

H. G. Wells For a moment the vision of that great courtyard hangs real. A Modern Utopia by H. G. Wells [1905]

Then a vision of Lucy Kemp, steady, clear-eyed Lucy, almost too sensible—so the people at Chancton, he knew, regarded her to be—came to his help. Barbara Rebell by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1905]

Olaf Stapledon But though they were many, they were a minute proportion of the whole; and their vision was unclear, their will unsure. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Thomas Paine The vision of pleasurable delusion is wearing away, and changing to the barren wild of age and sorrow. The American Crisis by Thomas Paine

Virginia Woolf She had no very clear vision of Denham himself, when she lifted the telephone to her lips and replied that she thought Saturday would suit her. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

Each party uses it or drops it to suit the vision it has faith in, but neither impugns in principle its general theoretic authority. A Pluralistic Universe by William James [1909]

Not only is the range of vision a complete circle, but the crab seems able to concentrate its gaze upon any two given points instantly and automatically. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

Wilkie Collins But between the awful blank of total privation of vision, and the temporary blank of vision merely veiled, there lies the widest difference. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Margaret Oliphant And then there suddenly came before Walter, like a vision set before him by the angels, a gleam of the one way of escape. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

But if you have a more patient vision than myself ——” “Or make it my business to look lower ——” “How?” “To look lower; to look on the floor, say. The Circular Study by Anna Katharine Green

He saw her — a vision plain, close to, detailed, plastic, coloured, lighted up — he saw her hanging round the neck of that fellow. Freya of the Seven Isles by Joseph Conrad [1911]

Then it rose as by a sweeping curve of beauty, into a firm, calm, severe melody, delicious to the ear, but as cold in the mind’s vision as moonlit sculpture. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

Elizabeth Gaskell She threw down her music, and rushed out of the room, leaving Margaret standing confused and blushing to explain to the astonished guests what vision had shown itself to cause Edith’s sudden flight. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

Happily, it was in this narrow line of vision that Mr. Brotherson stood. Initials Only by Anna Katharine Green

Never did I behold a vision so horrible as his face, of such loathsome yet appalling hideousness. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

Edgar Allan Poe The apartments were so irregularly disposed that the vision embraced but little more than one at a time. Old World Romances by Edgar Allan Poe

She says: I saw — with shut eyes but acute mental vision — I saw the pale student of unhallowed arts kneeling beside the thing he had put together. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Olaf Stapledon In sensory equipment they were not unlike ourselves, save that in vision they were less sensitive to color and more to form than is common with us. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Algernon Blackwood The heat sucked all the breath out of my lungs with a rush, and the blaze of light, as it vanished, swept my vision with it into enveloping darkness. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

It was a vision of perfect peace, and I could not but contrast it with what my imagination told me must have been the frenzied anguish of that other death. The Mill Mystery by Anna Katharine Green

E. F. Benson These mists were wholly withdrawn from the vision of those who had passed over. Queen Lucia by E. F. Benson [1920]

Thomas Wolfe The vision may be shrewd, subtle, piercing, within a thousand special frames accurate and Joycean — but within the larger one, false, mannered, and untrue. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

James Joyce And so the triptych vision passes. Finnegans Wake by James Joyce

H.P. Lovecraft Upon my memory was graven the vision of the city, and within my soul had arisen another and vaguer recollection, of whose nature I was not then certain. Polaris by H.P. Lovecraft [1918]

Jack London These are frequently attended by obscuration of vision or temporary blindness. The People of the Abyss by Jack London [1903]

George Meredith I felt myself as if in the forest again, merely wondering at the growth of the trees, and the narrowness of my vision in those days. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Virginia Woolf Wherever she happened to be, painting, here, in the country or in London, the vision would come to her, and her eyes, half closing, sought something to base her vision on. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf [1927]

Henry James The vision had been only of a moment, but it hung before him, threw a vague white mist over the proceedings on the stage. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

It was some vision of the earth returning and setting reason at naught. The Death of Olivier Becaille by Émile Zola

Edith Wharton Boyne would have brushed the vision away with contempt but for the voice which had called to him out of the blur. The Children by Edith Wharton [1928]

Robert Louis Stevenson All at once I had the vision of my lord at the table, with his head upon his hands; only now, when he showed me his countenance, it was heavy with reproach. The Master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson

A year, a decade hence, there would still be Time. The vision grew on him, and he was happy with it. Lost Horizon by James Hilton

Arnold Bennett The vision of Maggie and Hollins at the altar shocked her. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Arthur Machen The vision had doubtless been given to him in his sore and pressing need. The Secret Glory by Arthur Machen

Elizabeth Barrett Browning Exiled human creatures, Let your hope grow larger! Larger grows the vision Of the new delight. A Drama of Exile by Elizabeth Barrett Browning [1844]

The rest had strengthened him, but his young, boyish face appeared unnaturally haggard as he strained his vision where the trained eyes of the lookouts were practically blinded. Claimed! by Francis Stevens

She wondered if she would ever be able to get the vision the policeman’s words had conjured up out of her mind—out of her memory. The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

What, then, is the dialectic method? It is itself a part of the hegelian vision or intuition, and a part that finds the strongest echo in empiricism and common sense. A Pluralistic Universe by William James [1909]

H. G. Wells But what we saw as in a vision was a world without a scramble for possession and without the motive of proprietary advantage crippling and vitiating every intellectual and creative effort. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

It had been her incapacity for joy, nothing else, that had till now turned the vision of herself aside; her incapacity for joy had admitted fear, and fear had imposed separation. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

Thomas Hardy She is SO nice!” And Grace fell into such an abstracted gaze at the imaginary image of Mrs. Charmond and her niceness that it almost conjured up a vision of that lady in mid-air before them. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

H. G. Wells Already in 1965 the Modern State people had had a fairly distinct vision of our present order. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Her answers led to some mention of the strange vision which Miss Collingham was describing in her trance just before the scream was heard. A Stable for Nightmares by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

With the words there came to her the memory of her other experience in that room, when in dream or vision she had heard some such voice command her and struggled desperately to obey. Many Dimensions by Charles Williams [1931]

Instead of the phantoms of his vanished youth which were wont to visit him, he saw now but one vision — the vision of the child who had loved him. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

George Gissing Regarding the eyes alone, one seemed to have the vision of a handsome countenance, with proud lips, and carelessly defiant smile. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

Abraham Merri And against each pulse Kenton set his will; closed eyes and thrust away the vision of it with all his strength. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

George Meredith Nor could she vision a future having any horizon for her child. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Frances Hodgson Burnett Donal thought—the first night she came to him softly through the ferns—that her coming was like that of some fair thing not of earth—a vision out of some old legend or ancient poem of faëry. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Edith Wharton As the varied vision unrolled itself, Undine contrasted it with the pale monotony of her previous summers. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

But as I looked on that dark countenance I had a vision of a world of terrible knowledge, a hideousness like an evil smell, but a power like a blasting wind or a pestilence. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

Andrew Lang Dreams only form subjects of good dream-stories when the vision coincides with and adequately represents an unknown event in the past, the present, or the future. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang

There followed many gusty showers, and after the parched years, a vision beautiful. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

Une vision se levait du crépuscule, madame passait toujours, avec sa majesté de reine puissante, comblée d’ans et d’honneurs. Nana by Emile Zola [1880]

George Meredith We know them, as they strove and wrought and yearned; Their hopes, their fears; what page of Life they wist: At whiles their vision upon us was turned, Baffled by shapes limmed loosely on thick mist. Last Poems by George Meredith [1909]

I had a vision of what I had been fighting for, what we all were fighting for. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Ralph Waldo Emerson The vision of genius comes by renouncing the too officious activity of the understanding, and giving leave and amplest privilege to the spontaneous sentiment. Literary Ethics by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1838]

Henry James It had flashed upon her vision once before, and it had given her on that occasion, as we know, a certain alarm. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

George Gissing Everything had befallen so naturally, so inevitably, step by step, a rising from vision to vision. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

D. H. Lawrence None of the glamour of returned heroes, none of the romance of war: only a hot, blind, mesmerised voice, going on and on, mesmerised by a vision that the soul cannot bear. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

Sigmund Freud The elaborated thought vanished, and in its place there appeared a vision which proved to be a substitute for — usually abstract — thoughts. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

H. G. Wells His note of weariness and futility vanishes directly one’s vision penetrates the immediate surface. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

H. G. Wells So, by way of Plato, I got my vision of the Age of Reason that was just about to begin. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Arnold Bennett There remained for a few seconds on the collective retina of the spectators a vision of the inclined car swinging near the roof like the tail of a kite. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

H. G. Wells We have to realize that for all that they were haunted by a vision of the civilized world of to-day, they still belonged not to our age but to their own. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Henry James What remained with me from that vision of his pacing there with his wife was the conviction that his fate, whatever it was, held him fast. The Sacred Fount by Henry James [1901]

But this mention of her name brought the vision of the beautiful face back to him. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Where, then, could they have thrust them?” My eyes, as I muttered this, were on the one shop in my line of vision that was still open and lighted. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green

George Gissing My father stood before me, and said, “Fear not, Marcian, for there is no Gehenna. It is but the vision of man’s tormented conscience. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

George Meredith The vision drew him to a headlong plunge and swim of the amorous mind, occupying a minute, filling an era. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Henry Handel Richardson This vision gave him an unlooked-for jerk of courage. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Thomas Wolfe A vision of the illimitable seas passed through his mind. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

D. H. Lawrence The vision of her tormented him all the days of his life, as she had been then, a strange, exalted thing having no relation to himself. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Olaf Stapledon Like the rest of us, she had on her crown yet another and more important organ of vision which we call the astronomical eye. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Did he see the vision too? I cannot say. A Stable for Nightmares by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Wilkie Collins A moment more — and the vision of her began to grow dim. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

George Gissing Whilst Emily spoke, he was for the moment overcome by a vision of vague glories; reflecting on her words, he interpreted them as merely emphasising her determination to wed one only. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

Willa Cather His power of vision was turned inward upon scenes and events wholly imaginary as yet. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

Each was associated with some vision of sun-drenched landscape. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

Henry James Her vision was carried off through a lane of light to the point of vantage from which the actor held the house; but there was a hushed guard over the place and curiosity could only glance and pass. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

With that weird vision of something questionably human impressed upon his senses, Heyst moved on a pace or two. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

Arnold Bennett The vision had never been clear. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

But fortunately there also exists a vision of Socialism quite different from this. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

Much though the vision had for the moment affected him, he was, as soon as he began to move, more immediately affected and angered by his situation. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

The miserable end — it needs must colour our vision of the character and the life. Elizabeth and Essex by Lytton Strachey [1928]

Theodore Dreiser Seated in Letty’s comfortable boudoir one afternoon, facing a vision of loveliness in pale yellow, he decided that he might as well have it out with her. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

Andrew Lang It is certainly matter of surprise that the young poet’s vision broke up in this humorous manner. Alfred Tennyson by Andrew Lang

George MacDonald All at once my vision seemed to come right, and I saw that he was moving swiftly away from me. Lilith by George MacDonald

Arthur Conan Doyle May all the saints preserve thee!’” “It was the vision of the Lady Tiphaine,” said Sir Nigel, after a pause. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Henry James Compared with my actual sense, the sense with which I sat there, that other vision was gross, and grosser still the connection between the two. The Sacred Fount by Henry James [1901]

One of his organs of vision had been utterly extinguished, leaving in its room only a raw and bloody cavity. Ralph Rashleigh by James Tucker

George Meredith That vision belongs solely to such as have clean and disciplined hearts. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Edith Wharton He understood then, for the first time, how vague, in comparison with hers, had been his own vision of the part he had played in the brief episode of their relation. The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

M. P. Shiel The Boodah ran up the signal: ”Stop!“ Those who understood rubbed their eyes: it was like a vision at high noon; they could not believe. The Lord of the Sea by M. P. Shiel [1901]

Olaf Stapledon So I must compensate for its loss by more earnest and continuous attention to the objective vision of the spirit, which distinguishes me from the Dolt. Here ends my second lecture. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

A vision of comfortless exile in far-off Madura rose up before Babalatchi. Wouldn’t that be worse than death itself? And there was that half-white woman with threatening eyes. Almayer’s Folly by Joseph Conrad [1895]

What La Bruyère saw with the spiritual gaze of a moralist rushed upon the vision of Saint–Simon in all the colour, the detail, the intensity, the frenzy, of actual fact. Landmarks in Literature--French by Lytton Strachey

Henry Handel Richardson But, in the meantime, this was all he knew: his nearer vision was obstructed by the stupefying thought of the weeks to come. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Andrew Lang Almost the first case he took (Case X.) was that of a woman who had one day a vision of her son falling over a high rock at Uig, in Skye, with a sheep or lamb. The Making of Religion by Andrew Lang

G. K. Chesterton He might say, as Hamlet said of a vision equally terrifying, “I’ll have grounds more relative than this. Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

Olaf Stapledon The currents of that little world’s events fatally combined with my own weak vision and self-importance and frustration to drag me down into that life of horror. Death into Life by Olaf Stapledon

And if earthly greatness had shrunk for him, he was not recompensed by any brighter vision of celestial glory. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

Wilkie Collins I had pressed onward, hitherto, because I saw a vision that led me after it — a beckoning shadow, ahead, darker even than the night darkness. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Benjamin Disraeli The vision of his whole life passed before him. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

He lays claim to nothing that his matchless vision has not made his own. Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad [1921]

Charles Kingsley They forget that the double vision of our two eyes gives a softness, and indistinctness, and roundness, to every outline. Two Years Ago by Charles Kingsley

Willa Cather The spot was enchanted; a vision out of Alexandria, out of the remote pagan past, had bathed itself there in Helianthine fire. Youth and the Bright Medusa by Willa Cather [1920]

He took a step or two back to get his vision into focus. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

F. Scott Fitzgerald With the narrowed vision of his one eye Dick could see the carabinieri; they were Tuscan peasants with short upper lips and he found it difficult to associate them with the brutality of last night. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

H. G. Wells I was haunted by a vision of our freezing to death, of our hammering with our last strength on the valve of the great pit. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

George Meredith Accuracy of vision in our crises is not so uncommon as the proportionate equality of feeling: we do indeed. The Tragic Comedians by George Meredith [1880]

Arthur Machen Well, from the heart of this London atmosphere I was suddenly transported in my vision to a darkling, solitary country lane as the dusk of a November evening closed upon it thirty long years before. Far Off Things by Arthur Machen [1922]

Robert Browning He acknowledged only an ideal purport in which the significance of the whole, as suggesting a vision of life and the saving power of constancy, had its due place. Dramatic Romances by Robert Browning [1845]

Edith Wharton All this she saw with the clearness of vision that came to her in moments of despondency. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu His vision was circumscribed, his prescience small. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]

Rudyard Kipling Ackerman ordered; Harries stared at the fire; Loftie sank deeper into the catalogue; and Vaughan into his vision of the desirable house for his clinic. Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

Virginia Woolf There was the vision still, but she had not grasped it. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

Arnold Bennett Her vision was blurred by a mist, and she stumbled into the kitchen and seized the clock, and carried it with her upstairs, and shivered in the intense cold of the night. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

They shine with an unclouded light, just like the eyes of one whose vision is perfect. Milton by Mark Pattison [1879]

Olaf Stapledon And so the race, as a whole, teased by its obscure vision of the spirit, its frail loyalty to love and reason, surrendered itself in the main to its baser nature. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

Edith Wharton Directly in her line of vision a blackberry branch laid its frail white flowers and blue-green leaves against the sky. Summer by Edith Wharton [1917]

Algernon Blackwood I had merely relived in a moment’s space a vision of that Past where these two had sinned against me. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

Henry Handel Richardson And then, in pitiful contrast, a vision of him as, a few weeks back, he had slunk up to the railway station: a shamed and humiliated old man. Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

Edith Wharton The vision was vague and contradictory, but it all seemed to meet and mingle in the woman’s eyes. Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton [1927]

Thomas Carlyle For, in fact, I say the degree of vision that dwells in a man is a correct measure of the man. On Heroes and Hero Worship and the Heroic in History by Thomas Carlyle

Virginia Woolf It had the look of a vision printed on the dark at night. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

George Eliot His mind was at ease now; that vague vision had passed over him like white mist, and left no mark. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

Ralph Waldo Emerson The axis of vision is not coincident with the axis of things, and so they appear not transparent but opake. Nature by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1836]

Algernon Blackwood The vision rose within him, rushing to him down the long years of buried time, crying aloud to him with the voice of memory reawakened. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

Henry James As I sat there conscious of a palpitation I think I had a vision of what was to be. The Death of the Lion by Henry James [1894]

I saw the light, of which I thought I had seen my last, once more; but the axis of vision remained fixed. The Room in the Dragon Volant by J. Sheridan LeFanu

Sinclair Lewis His plan of saving Jim Lefferts, his vision of Jim with reverent and beatific eyes, turned into a vision of Jim with extremely irate eyes and a lot to say. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

The vision took odd times for recurring, once or twice in lecture, once on the cricket-ground, many times in the fields of a Sunday, and once while he paddled down to the start in a Trials race. The Far Islands by John Buchan [1899]

The surrounding sky had cleared completely, and in the light of late afternoon there came to him a vision which, for the instant, snatched the remaining breath out of his lungs. Lost Horizon by James Hilton