Phrases with "warmer"

In the South together, the three of us, where it is warmer and the sun shines and people’s hearts are more friendly. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Henry Kingsley Wife, can you?” “Not I, indeed,” she said; “and what need? He can see a warmer welcome in our faces than an hour’s clumsy talk could give him. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

Edith Wharton In the twilight it seemed to him that her very dress had a warmer rustle and glimmer, that there emanated from her glance and movements some heady fragrance of a long-past summer. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

Charles Stur I had them shorn before delivery, to prepare them for the warmer climate into which I was going. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

George Gissing His friend had a sister, five or six years older than Adela, and of a warmer type of beauty, with the finished graces of the town. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Fanny Fern Little shoeless feet were covered with the proceeds of this; a little medicine, or a warmer shawl was bought with that. Ruth Hall by Fanny Fern [1854]

It was bitterly cold: he seemed to feel it greatly, and said he had recently come from a warmer climate. A Mystery by Ellen Wood [1882]

George Meredith I felt that he was encompassed by undoubted gentlemen, and my warmer feelings to my father returned when I became sensible of the pleasant sway he held over the circle, both in speaking and listening. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

H. G. Wells Her face and lips had a warmer colour than I remembered. The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu The cold moonlight gleamed on most of the window-panes: but from a few tall windows glowed faintly the warmer light of candles. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

Willa Cather Then the air grew much warmer and the sky cleared. Youth and the Bright Medusa by Willa Cather [1920]

Henry Fielding I dined at his table within these two days, and I never heard kinder nor warmer expressions from the mouth of man than he made use of towards you. Amelia by Henry Fielding

H. G. Wells The sunlight up the green slope before the cave mouth grew warmer in tone and warmer, until it was a ruddy amber. A Story of the Stone Age by H. G. Wells [1897]

But it would be certainly, for a long while, a thinner and warmer Betty who would do so. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

Olaf Stapledon When Maggie began to make it obvious that warmer treatment would be acceptable, the effect was to make Victor realize even more clearly that it would be unfair to respond. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

Abraham Merri It was that — and the life that bumed in her like the green flame of the virgin forest when the kisses of spring are being changed for the warmer caresses of summer. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

James Joyce He felt a warm glow creeping up from the cold shivering sheets, warmer and warmer till he felt warm all over, ever so warm and yet he shivered a little and still wanted to yawn. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

D. H. Lawrence Yea, there are two suns; him in the sky and that other, warmer one whose beams are our radiant bodies. The Overtone by D. H. Lawrence [1933]

Arnold Benne You may fancy that the water will be warmer next week. How to Live on Twenty-Four Hours a Day by Arnold Benne

George Gissing Towards men, her attitude seemed purely intellectual; no one had ever so much as suspected a warmer interest. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

George Meredith You respect her, if you have no warmer feeling. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

G. K. Chesterton What do you think we should do next?” Wilson seemed to rouse himself from his depression and acknowledged the speaker’s words with a warmer civility than he had hitherto shown to anybody. The Man Who Knew Too Much by G. K. Chesterton

George Gissing The sick girl’s hands lay on the counterpane; one of them moved as Emma came to the bedside, and rested when the warmer fingers clasped it. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Warm hands are there, that, clasped in mine, The warmer heart will not belie; While mirth and truth, and friendship shine In smiling lip and earnest eye. Selections from Poems by Acton Bell by Anne Brontë [1846]

Thomas Hardy Stockdale sat in the deep chair about twenty minutes sipping and meditating, till he at length took warmer views of things, and longed for the morrow, when he would see Mrs. Newberry again. Wessex Tales by Thomas Hardy [1888]

The doctors told her he ought to be, for a time, in a warmer climate: and she went with him into Devonshire. But he still kept delicate. A Tale of Sin by Ellen Wood [1870]

Nellie Bly It was so very cold that I could not keep warm out of bed, and I cannot say that I got much warmer in bed. Around the World in Seventy-Two Days by Nellie Bly [1890]

But I cherish the same desire, with a warmer heart. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

Wilkie Collins Perhaps he received you, sir, with a warmer welcome?” “He received me like a gentleman — that is all I think it necessary to say, Lecount — he received me like a gentleman. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Jack London After this event he found a warmer place in the hearts of the Sierra Vista people, and even the groom whose arm he had slashed admitted that he was a wise dog even if he was a wolf. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

Charles Dickens Two people never can have met together since the world began, who exchanged a warmer or more enthusiastic greeting. Master Humphrey’s Clock by Charles Dickens [1840]

John Keats A happy suggestion of a warmer clime. The Eve of St. Agnes by John Keats

George Gissing Assuredly he liked her; he could not feel certain that even a warmer sentiment had not begun to breathe within him. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

John Galsworthy It seems difficult to believe that she would do that unless she had feelings for the co-respondent warmer than those of mere friendship. Over the River by John Galsworthy

Sinclair Lewis As she looked at them, for the first time she shuddered; she became a thing of warmer blood than a mere attachment to the plane, mechanical as the engine. It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis

George Gissing Pity for a man because he had lost money does not incline to warmer emotion. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

Ford Madox Ford It was certainly getting no warmer as the night drew on . No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

William Dampier The warmer climates being generally very productive of delicate fruits, etc. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

Wilkie Collins She received him quietly and seriously, pressing his hand with a warmer fondness than usual. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

The dispute grew warmer and warmer. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Charles Dickens How cold they are!’ ‘Oh, they’re warmer now!’ exclaimed the child. The Chimes by Charles Dickens [1844]

Arthur Conan Doyle Sherlock Holmes’s eyes glistened, his pale cheeks took a warmer hue, and his whole eager face shone with an inward light when the call for work reached him. The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle [1914]

It’s warmer nor gin a long sight. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

For three winters past his daughter Lydia, now fourteen years old, had been suffering severely from asthma, and needed to try “the last remedy of a warmer and softer air. Sterne by H. D. Traill [1882]

The weather was glorious, warmer than it had been all through the summer; and Vixen spent her life out of doors. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

G. K. Chesterton And it is worth remarking that I have learned to have a warmer admiration and affection out of all that argument than most people get out of agreement. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

As I was cold, I naturally thought that I should be warmer in Rosette’s bed than my own, and I went to lie with her. Mademoiselle de Maupin by Théophile Gautier [1835]

Purity of expression is still his polar star, and his writing is nowhere overloaded, but it has a warmer tone, a deeper perspective, and an atmospheric quality which painters call chi-aroscuro. The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns [1906]

Anthony Trollope Surely you have not told him that you have any feeling for him warmer than ordinary regard?” Lady Desmond knew what she was doing very well. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

The weather has been much warmer since we have been off the coast of Australia, even though Australia is some 100 north of our present position. A First Year in Canterbury Settlement by Samuel Butler

Maria Edgeworth A woman whose heart is warmer than her temper. Belinda. by Maria Edgeworth

Wilkie Collins His letter to Regina was written, it is needless to say, in warmer terms and at much greater length: it was the honest outpouring of his love and his penitence. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Elizabeth Gaskell I am sorry there are no more; I hoped I should have had my yellow rose out by this time, but the damask and the white are in a warmer corner, and have got the start. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

Anthony Trollope She did not know what it was that she wanted, but she did desire some expression from his lips that should be warmer than an expression of gratitude. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

E. Phillips Oppenheim The room seemed to have become warmer again, and the sunshine was streaming in upon his face. The Lion and the Lamb by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1930]

Charlotte Perkins Gilman But if she went along as a sort of sublimated sister — only much closer and warmer than that, really — why I should have all of her but that one thing. Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1915]

Jack London Not until January fourteenth, seven weeks since the wreck, did we come up with a warmer latitude. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

Ethel was very young, yet in youth such feelings are warmer in our hearts than in after years. Lodore by Mary Shelley

Edith Wharton A little girl of his own age and size, but whose pale fairness had a warmer glow, had advanced a step or two into the cabin, and now slipped an arm through his. The Children by Edith Wharton [1928]

George Gissing They clung desperately to habitations so vile that brutes would have forsaken them for cleaner and warmer retreats in archway and by roadside. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

Arthur Conan Doyle On the eve of the contest the peasants flocked in from the whole district of the Médoc, and the fields beyond the walls were whitened with the tents of those who could find no warmer lodging. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Percy Bysshe Shelley The humane man, who had attended Verezzi before, was from home, but one, skilful in his profession, arrived, who declared that a warmer climate could alone restore Verezzi’s health. Zastrozzi by Percy Bysshe Shelley [1810]

The interior was no warmer than outside, but offered a screen to the flurries of wind. Lost Horizon by James Hilton

All life seems at perfect rest, and the solemn stillness that reigns about the topmost glaciers of S. Gothard has spread its mantle over the warmer world below. A Stable for Nightmares by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

George Gissing It was so near to his, that the man in him claimed warmer tribute, and Iris grew rosier still. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

Washington Irving Master Simon was in as chirping a humor as a grasshopper filled with dew; his old songs grew of a warmer complexion, and he began to talk maudlin about the widow. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

I know that Angus admired her very much the first day he saw her, and I fancy his admiration has grown into a warmer feeling since then. Milly Darrell by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1873]

Robert Louis Stevenson Fresh from a warmer sun, he was obliged to go without a greatcoat, and learned on railway journeys to supply the place of one with wrappings of old newspaper. Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin by Robert Louis Stevenson

Walter Scott As feelings of a warmer and more impassioned kind towards Eveline began to glow in De Lacy’s bosom, his engagements as a crusader became more and more burdensome to him. The Betrothed by Walter Scott [1825]

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch Its exile on that coast was almost pathetic, and it dwelt on the notes with a feeling of a warmer land. I Saw Three Ships by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch [1893]

It was Lodore’s plan to induce Cornelia to travel with him, and to invite Mr. Derham and Fanny to be their companions; a warmer climate would benefit his friend’s health. Lodore by Mary Shelley

George Meredith Now was the cloak of night worn threadbare, and grey astir for the heralding of gold, day visibly ready to show its warmer throbs. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

R. D. Blackmore At the door no foot-mark broke the drift; and against the vaporous sky no warmer vapor tufted the chimney-pots. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Wilkie Collins I have just been relieved from my watch on deck; and I happen to be wearing a warmer waistcoat than usual, knitted in bright-coloured wool. The First Officer’s Confession by Wilkie Collins [1887]

A remarkably open, pleasant girl in manner, to him as to all the world, she met him always with frank cordiality—and he mistook that natural cordiality for a warmer feeling. A Tragedy by Ellen Wood [1886]

Anthony Trollope It was reasonable to Lady Sarah that the coming of a Popenjoy should be hailed with greater joy and receive a warmer welcome than the birth of any ordinary baby. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Rudyard Kipling It’s warmer than jumping out of bed every time. Traffics and Discoveries by Rudyard Kipling [1904]

George Meredith Her sensibility was warmer on the wedding-day of these two dear ones. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Morgan Robertson With canvas hung over one half, and a small fire in the other, it promised, by its conducting property, a warmer and better shelter than the bridge. The Wreck of the Titan by Morgan Robertson

Something besides affection — something far stronger, sweeter, warmer — will be demanded one day: is it there to give?’ Caroline was moved — much moved. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

Willa Cather They seemed to have a warmer feeling for Jessie than for Mrs. Priest, an affectionate and cherishing regard. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

She ought to pass the winter in a warmer locality than Barbie. The lassie has a poor chest! I told Gourlay, but he only gave a grunt. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

Anthony Trollope Her uncle’s congratulations were warmer even than her aunt’s. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

Charles Stur The weather had been getting warmer and warmer, and it had at this time become so hot that it was almost intolerable, worse indeed than at this season the previous year. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

George Meredith I had last week a letter from Emile.’ ‘Dear little Emile!’ ‘You like him?’ ‘I could use a warmer word. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

Thomas Hardy The near neighbourhood that had produced the friendship of Anne for John Loveday was slowly effecting a warmer liking between her mother and his father. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy [1879]

Robert Louis Stevenson And last, O Lord, I pray For hearts resigned and bold To trudge the dusty way — Hearts stored with song and joke And warmer than a cloak Against the cold. New Poems by Robert Louis Stevenson

Mark Twain One thing about it is very strange: it never has even a skim of ice upon its surface, although lakes in the same range of mountains, lying in a lower and warmer temperature, freeze over in winter. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Arthur Conan Doyle But no heroes, returning from a forlorn hope, could have had a warmer welcome from their comrades. The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle [1914]

Jack London We continued to run to the north-east before the fresh westerlies, but our quest for warmer weather seemed vain. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

Margaret Oliphant But I hope it will be warmer weather, and more pleasure in moving about. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

Edith Wharton Paul was sleeping behind the next door, and the sense of the boy’s nearness gave him a warmer glow. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

William Makepeace Thackeray A smile played upon her features, but it was no warmer than the reflection of a moonbeam on a lake; and yet it was wondrous beautiful. A Legend of the Rhine by William Makepeace Thackeray [1845]

George Gissing The sight of the sovereigns was working upon his imagination, already touched to a warmer life than was its habit. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

George Gissing He wished she had not come to him, for he saw she had hoped to meet with warmer sympathy, and perhaps she was now more than ever oppressed with the sense of abandonment. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

Goldwin Smith No braver chief could Albion boast; Than he with whom he went, Nor ever ship left Albion’s coast With warmer wishes sent. Cowper by Goldwin Smith [1880]

Warm hands are there, that, clasped in mine, The warmer heart will not belie; While mirth, and truth, and friendship shine In smiling lip and earnest eye. Selections from Poems by Acton Bell by Anne Brontë [1846]

She blushed a warmer rose, and looked away. An Engagement by Ella D'Arcy [1896]

Wilkie Collins Your interest in Penrose may be due to a warmer motive than a sense of obligation. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

Andrew Lang Before he was big enough to fly very high he had torn his wing in a rosebush, so that he could not keep up with his family and friends when they took their departure to warmer lands. The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Sir Oswald had, to all appearance, admired her beauty and accomplishments; and she had imagined that time and opportunity alone were wanting to transform that admiration into a warmer feeling. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

He saw a tall, dark man of about five-and-thirty years, so dark and sunburnt as to suggest ideas of his having recently come from a warmer climate. The Silent Chimes by Ellen Wood

George Gissing For your friendship I was infinitely grateful; but, believe me, I did not dare to hope that it could conceal a warmer feeling. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

L’s crimson shawl glowed with a warmer dye than it ever wore by day. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Anthony Trollope And then too there isn’t a fellow in London has a higher respect for his father than I have, not yet a warmer affection. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope Her heart, perhaps, fixed itself almost with almost a warmer love on Frank Gresham, her foster-son. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

We might drive to Islington and breakfast in the gardens there by sunrise, if it were but warmer weather. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

Ralph Waldo Emerson The climate is warmer by many degrees than it is entitled to by latitude. English Traits by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1856]

R. D. Blackmore Allow me to conduct you to a warmer place. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

A jady, uncertain performer,   They weight him right out of the hunt, And clap it on warmer and warmer   Whenever he gets near the front. The Man from Snowy River and other verses by A. B. Paterson

John Galsworthy Jon said: “Are you cold? You’d be warmer walking. A Silent Wooing by John Galsworthy

George Meredith She had no idea of having trifled with him and her own heart, when she talked feebly of her bondage to another, as one who would be warmer to him were she free. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

His affection assumed stronger and warmer colours. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

Gertrude Stein The bathman is disgusted that the Mallorcans don't bathe in September. The water is warm in September. It is warmer in July and August. (The War.) Are there German submarines in Spanish waters. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

John Lewis Burckhard I thought I could perceive a considerable alteration in the climate, to the south of Shigre, it being much warmer than to the north of that place. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

The feel of her warm flesh made me literally choke with emotion: my hand went on up, warmer and warmer, when suddenly I touched her sex: there was soft down on it. My Life and Loves by Frank Harris

Leon Trotsky Our friendship grew warmer every day. My Life by Leon Trotsky

John Galsworthy And to the thrill was joined a warmer feeling for Alan. The fact that he had not even proposed added to the conviction that he was in dead earnest. Maid in Waiting by John Galsworthy

Elizabeth Gaskell I think Phillis gave me a warmer welcome than usual, and cousin Holman was kindness itself. Cousin Phillis by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

Ivan Turgenev Her hand was a little smaller than his hand, but much warmer and smoother and whiter and more full of life. The Torrents of Spring by Ivan Turgenev [1872]

Elizabeth Gaskell Could she only get over the spring, I hope summer may do much for her, and then early removal to a warmer locality for the winter might, at least, prolong her life. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

Edith Wharton Trescorre too kept open house, and here Odo found a warmer welcome than he had expected. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

Edith Wharton He had said to himself: “It will rain to-morrow,” and the thought had made the air seem warmer and the sun more vivid on her hair . The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

She felt sick at heart; she longed unutterably, with a warmer longing than had moved her previously, to bid him, at all cost, lay bare his past, and throw off the imputed shame that lay on him. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

She took to working extravagantly hard, and Elfrida noticed with distinct pleasure how much warmer her manner had grown, and in how many pretty ways she showed her enthusiasm. A Daughter of To-Day by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1894]

Through another corridor they went, where the air blew warmer and there was that indefinable scent which comes from human habitation. Basilissa by John Buchan [1914]

Nothing seemed hopeful but removal to a warmer climate. Fielding by Austin Dobson

I cannot call that Fate. It is something much warmer and much more beautiful to me. Signa by Ouida

William Dampier On the contrary I have always observed the sea winds to be warmer than land-winds, unless it be when a bloom, as we call it, or hot blast blow from thence. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

George Meredith But if I go and say to my old hen: I’ll mend the gentry’s boots, and keep discreet, Until they grow too violent,—why, then, A warmer welcome I might chance to meet: Warmer and better. Scattered Poems by George Meredith

Charles Dickens Not the Baby, I’ll be sworn; for it’s not in Baby nature to be warmer or more sound asleep, though its capacity is great in both respects, than that blessed young Peerybingle was, all the way. The Cricket on the Hearth by Charles Dickens [1845]

This is always full of gossiping spectators of the hardy adventurers who brave tides too remote from the Gulf Stream to be ever much warmer than sixty or sixty-five degrees. Literature and Life by William Dean Howells

She was less diminutive than her sister; she had a finer figure, a warmer color, and indeed, despite the destructive Australian sun, a very beautiful complexion. Tiny Luttrell by E. W. Hornung [1893]

Wilkie Collins She was interested; she smiled — and the sun of beauty shone warmer than ever! I diverged to general topics, and got brilliant and amusing. A Rogue’s Life by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Anthony Trollope He did not offer to kiss her, nor did he attempt to take her hand with a warmer pressure now that he was alone with her. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

Lionel’s attention on the previous evening had seemed to her unmistakeable; and again this morning she saw admiration, if not a warmer feeling, in his gaze. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Sinclair Lewis Tub, in one day, was a warmer habitue of the New York Bar than was Sam Dodsworth after a year. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

Charles Stur It is then necessary to put on warmer clothing, and a good surtout, buttoned across the breast, is neither an uncomfortable nor unimportant addition. An account of the sea coast and interior of South Australia by Charles Stur

He found Paulina tender and affectionate, as she had ever been of late, since respect and esteem for her lover’s goodness had developed into a warmer feeling. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Theodore Dreiser They were quite alone in their corner, and he put his larger, warmer hand over it. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

He woke in the wide caressing bed, softer and warmer than any bed he had ever slept in, and began to grope about for his matches. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

Maybe you are right, and I shall be warmer if I have some yards of stone and earth for blanket. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

I do not know whether the winter plumage is thicker and warmer than the summer plumage, but warmth seems the most probable end attained of a double moult, where there is no change of colour. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Charles Stur The weather, a little before this time, had been very cold, but was now getting warmer every day. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

Tramps go far afield in summer, and in winter they circle as much as possible round the large towns, where it is warmer and there is more charity. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

Nathaniel Hawthorne But here is a guest who will need a warmer and softer bed. The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

Thomas Hardy How cold you seem this afternoon! and yet I used to think there never was a warmer heart than yours. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Tobias Smolle I was pinched with the cold, and impatient to reach a warmer climate. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

Willa Cather Once between the red blankets there was a short, fierce battle with the cold; then, warmer — warmer. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Willa Cather You can’t get anything warmer than that, now, can you? — or prettier. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Theodore Dreiser Owing to the slightly warmer temperature the streets were bad. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Wilkie Collins She spoke to me in warmer tones, looked at me with warmer looks. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

I know it by an instinct; the breath of my child seems warmer and more familiar. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

Thomas Hardy Her face grew warmer as she thought that he would be sure to waylay her on her journey home today. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy [1879]

Elizabeth Gaskell I have never known a truer or warmer heart than Roger’s; and I have known him boy and man. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

Wilkie Collins She sat with her dark, handsome face steadily averted, her eyes cast down, and the rich color in her cheeks warmer and deeper than usual. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

The first thing that surprised us was the very much warmer temperature of the sea-level than that on deck. A First Year in Canterbury Settlement by Samuel Butler

George Meredith Lying beside a bank of silvery cinquefoil against a clear evening sky, where the planet Venus is a point of new and warmer light, one has the vision of her. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

As he had never spoken to Susan, the utmost sign he had given being a look or a warmer handshake than usual, he thought there would be no difficulty in transferring his homage to the younger sister. The Mystery of Jessy Page by Ellen Wood [1871]

E. Phillips Oppenheim She had come over to his side expecting a warmer greeting, but something in his face had stopped her. The Amazing Judgment by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Nellie Bly During the lantern slide exhibition, the Queen’s picture was thrown on the white sheet, and evoked warmer applause than anything else that evening. Around the World in Seventy-Two Days by Nellie Bly [1890]

And for colour I like the warmer hues best — wine-dark purples or deep glowing reds; rich ruddy browns, with a knot of amber now and then for relief. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Thomas Hardy Thus hiding their warmer feelings under commonplace talk all round, Grace’s reception produced no extraordinary demonstrations. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

Jack London It was an even choice between this and the west-north-westerly course which the wind permitted; but the warm airs of the south fanned my desire for a warmer sea and swayed my decision. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

She had shown him a warmer heart than heretofore he had known her to possess, and an amount of love and affection which he felt to be more than a father’s share. Tiny Luttrell by E. W. Hornung [1893]

Walter Scott They shall lie warmer who made them — ay, and through a long hereafter. The Abbot by Walter Scott [1820]

Charles Dickens The dispute grows warmer and fiercer, until at last some of the more furious among the crowd, rush forward to restore the goods to their owner. Sunday Under Three Heads by Charles Dickens [1836]

The sky was cloudless, the air warmer than it had been for days past. The Lust of Hate by Guy Boothby [1898]

Edith Wharton Sometimes she fancied that Owen Leath’s response was warmer than that of her own child. The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

Anthony Trollope No conversation between them had ever been warmer than that of which the reader has seen a sample. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

Henry James That is to point ours!” With which, and as if a sudden flush of warmer light had moved him, Colonel Voyt got up. The Story In It by Henry James [1902]

George Meredith He thought that warmer hopes would soon flow into her. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

George Meredith Yea, feel us warmer at her breast, By spin of blood in lusty drill, Than when her honeyed hands caressed, And Pleasure, sapping, seemed to fill. A Reading of Earth by George Meredith [1888]

George Gissing Her health manifestly improved; languor was unknown to her; her cheeks had a warmer hue, a delicate carnation, subtly answering to her thoughts. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

We are now on our way to a warmer climate, where I hope she will be quite restored. The Forsaken Inn by Anna Katharine Green

Henry David Thoreau There must be a warmer and more genial spot there below, as where we detect the vapor from a spring forming a cloud above the trees. A Winter Walk by Henry David Thoreau [1843]

F. Scott Fitzgerald The morning was warmer and his underwear was soaked with sweat. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Jolanka felt that Imre was more than a brother to her, and the feeling with which she had learnt to return his affection was warmer than even a sister’s love. Thirteen at Table by Mór Jókai

You are not to be won precipitately; a long trial, a long course of attentions, a long knowledge of my devoted and ardent love, alone will entitle me to hope for a warmer feeling in your breast. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

H. G. Wells It was brightly shining, and yet it was neither warmer nor colder than anything else in the cavern. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

Edith Wharton It seemed to give him faith in the future, a sense of factitious security, as it sometimes does, beside a deathbed, to think: “To-morrow I’ll see what the doctor says about a warmer climate. The Children by Edith Wharton [1928]

Joseph Furphy He’s gone to a warmer climate. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

Jane Austen There will be enough for every hope and every fear; and though my attachment to none can equal that of a parent, it suits my ideas of comfort better than what is warmer and blinder. Emma by Jane Austen [1816]