Phrases with "well"

Tags like a consideration which we should do well to bear in mind or a conclusion to which all of us would readily assent will save many a sentence from coming down with a bump. Politics and the English Language by George Orwell

Algernon Blackwood New material came as well from the battlefields into his ken. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

The effects of this and being under the shelter of the canvas warmed us up and made us feel pretty well contented. Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad [1921]

But in contemplating this desperate step Valentine had to consider the reputation as well as the safety of his future wife. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

No: Peregrine Pickle can never be thrown to the wolves, even to the most respectable and moral of these animals in the most imposing as well as ravening of attitudes. The English Novel by George Saintsbury [1913]

O wavering hope of this world’s bliss, How shall men trow in thee? My Grove of Gems is gone away For mine eyes no more to see! O well were I from the World away. Poems by the Way by William Morris [1891]

Rudyard Kipling Up, well up the fluke of her, and inboard haul! Well, ah fare you well, for the Channel wind’s took hold of us, Choking down our voices as we snatch the gaskets free. The Seven Seas by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Thomas Hardy It would be well for his peace of mind if his love for her could flit away so softly, and leave so few traces behind. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

Virginia Woolf It would have been, so one imagines, a great pleasure to take him a manuscript; a great enlightenment, as well as a great honour, to have his opinion. The Common Reader by Virginia Woolf [1925]

George Gissing I may as well confess that you seem a different kind of man from what I expected. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

Joseph Furphy Meanwhile, some unhappy hitch in the Order of Things, as well as that strange fascination which accompanies danger of detection, kept dragging me to Runnymede on every pretext. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

Theodore Dreiser She was actually beside herself at times with the glory, as well as the delight of all this. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Jean-Jacques Rousseau The body politic, as well as the human body, begins to die as soon as it is born, and carries in itself the causes of its destruction. The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

George Gissing I may as well tell you, Liversedge has been persuaded to stand as Liberal candidate for Polterham at the next election. Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing [1891]

Arthur Conan Doyle By morn you should be well out of danger’s way. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

Edith Wharton How well she knew those rings — the two dull gold snakes with malevolent jewelled eyes! She sat as motionless as if their coils were about her, till slowly his tentative grasp relaxed. New Year’s Day by Edith Wharton

In many places on this reef little secrets, well kept throughout the rest of the year, are boldly proclaimed when the sea retreats. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

Bronislaw Malinowski Affection may be perfectly well combined with severity and rigour; and a want of punishment need not be necessarily based upon love; it may result just as well from carelessness. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

Wilkie Collins There is a limit, morally as well as physically, to our capacity for endurance. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

I knew Jonas Hartopp as well as you, and when he fell I swore that I would gibbet the wretch who slew him. The Woman with One Hand by Richard Marsh

H. G. Wells He concealed his anxiety as well as he could; and was relieved when he heard the front door close again and her footsteps pass into the bedroom by the passage door. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

George Gissing My ear is not offended if I hear myself called ‘boss;’ why should it be? it is a word as well as another. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Sincerity is not less a covering than lying; a frieze great-coat wraps you as well as a Spanish cloak. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

H. Rider Haggard Indeed, after supper was over Nyleptha condescended to put us through an examination to see what we had learnt, and to express herself well satisfied with the results. Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard

Victor Hugo A lord! He must have intrigued pretty well in the devil’s unknown country before he was born, to enter life by the door he did. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

H.P. Lovecraft Doctors confess themselves quite baffled by his case, since it presented oddities of a general physiological as well as psychological character. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H.P. Lovecraft [1927]

Mr. Kirby’s notes were to have been appended to Lady Burton’s edition of the Nights as well as to Sir Richard’s, but ultimately the idea was abandoned. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

Each in itself was well enough formed, but eyes, nose, mouth, chin were of a smallness curiously out of proportion to the head and body. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

Henry Handel Richardson On leaving the house she went straight to the flower-beds: she would give Mother, who liked flowers very well but had no time to gather them, a bouquet the size of a cabbage. The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson

Henry James She might as well be seen with —— ’ And Lionel Berrington checked himself. A London Life by Henry James [1888]

Henry David Thoreau I think that I may warrant you one worm to every three sods you turn up, if you look well in among the roots of the grass, as if you were weeding. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

George Gissing You know as well as I do the difference. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

It was therefore in a wild passion of rage and despair that I levelled my rifle, taking aim as well as I could at what seemed a vital part under the wing. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

Robert Louis Stevenson If the pack is well strapped at the ends, and hung at full length — not doubled, for your life — across the pack-saddle, the traveller is safe. Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes by Robert Louis Stevenson

Two mules were soon found, and they went so well that in the evening Chicot saw with joy those of the three travelers, standing at the door of a farrier’s. Chicot the Jester by Alexandre Dumas

Anthony Hope She knew the king too well to believe that she could be mistaken about him; she was too much of a busybody to be content to pretend that she was mistaken. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

At one time, he saw, it had been well tarred over, but now it was showing the ravages of wind and rain, badly. The Dark Mill Stream by Arthur Gask [1947]

Mark Twain But I will drop the subject, lest I say something about the old masters that might as well be left unsaid. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

John Galsworthy Just as well for the poor old soul! If she does, nurse has another to give her at once. Over the River by John Galsworthy

Elizabeth Gaskell Then it might be as well for them to consult among themselves as to what should be their decision. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

It there isn’t, well I expect we’ll be able to unbolt it for ourselves,” and I could follow the sounds of their footsteps as they moved away. The Silent Dead by Arthur Gask [1950]

D. H. Lawrence Teenie sleeps in now, and lives with us in the kitchen — Oswald as well — so I never know what it is to have a moment private. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

Thomas Hardy Thereupon the spirit of this proud and masterful lady showed itself in violent turmoil, like the raging of a nor’-west thunderstorm — as well it might, God knows. A Group of Noble Dames by Thomas Hardy [1891]

George Meredith She knew any tit of the troop All as well as the snail-tapping thrush. A Reading of Earth by George Meredith [1888]

George Berkeley Qu. Whether our natural appetites, as well as powers, are not limited to their respective ends and uses? But whether artificial appetites may not be infinite? 113. The Querist by George Berkeley [1735]

So I assure you I am well fortified with it. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

When I said: ‘I, Julia, take you, James, to my wedded husband’—you know Mr. Hattersley is James as well as Mr. Lawlor—then the words applied to him as much or as well as to the other. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He was doing a thing for which he well knew that he deserved to be kicked. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

Thomas Hardy But they started back-along as well as they could, though they were so done up that they could only drag along at a’ amble, and not much of that at a time. Life’s Little Ironies by Thomas Hardy

E. F. Benson And, poor soul, she knew but too well that her trials in this respect had not really begun; she had only been told to look at the rack where she was soon to be placed. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

George Meredith Whether they came of an excess of the sprinkling, could not well be guessed. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

Arthur Morrison For Blind George’s keenness of hearing was well known, and she had no mind he should guess her identity. The Hole in the Wall by Arthur Morrison

No one had ever heard of horses being used for drawing a carriage in this part of the world, but necessity is the mother of innovation as well as of invention. Eothen by Alexander William Kinglake [1844]

Virginia Woolf Twenty-two years might well have taken the sting from the satire and shifted the proportions of the whole. The Death of the Moth and other essays by Virginia Woolf [1942]

Oliver Goldsmith His person was well formed, and his face marked with the lines of thinking. The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith

She had hidden herself so well that it was half-an-hour later when I discovered her crouching white and silent by the latticed window in the store-room above. The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers

Nambeet Well, half-way along the Eighty–Mile, was the first good well struck, a shallow soak with beautiful and abundant water. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

Washington Irving The horsemen were veterans; seasoned to battle and well armed; but the infantry were raw and undisciplined. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

Henry Handel Richardson These good people had actually a carriage-and-pair in waiting, that the travellers might be spared the brief railway journey from port to town; as well as a spring-cart for the baggage. The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

Arthur Morrison But I argued that God could bless them just as well in heaven as here; and Grandfather Nat admitted that no doubt there was something in that. The Hole in the Wall by Arthur Morrison

Francis Bacon For all vegetable matter swells and pushes out its parts to the surface, as well upward as downward. The New Organon by Francis Bacon [1620]

But I didn’t know, as you may well imagine. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

George Elio Body and mind must renew their force to suffer as well as to enjoy. Mr. Gilfil’s Love Story by George Elio

Charles Dickens It was never so well worth your while to get me out of this country as it is to-night. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

Virginia Woolf That is the worst of writing about ladies; they have fathers as well as teapots. The Common Reader by Virginia Woolf [1925]

These were my pious reflections: though I was very well satisfied to see, piled up to the honour of our nation, the skulls of the eleven thousand virgins. Letters from Turkey by Mary Wortley Montagu [1725]

Therefore he was fairly well prepared to face a midnight scramble amongst the streaming moors. The Crowned Skull by Fergus Hume

Under him his right arm was doubled in an uncomfortable, strained position, while the left hand, slender and well cared for, trailed limp to the floor by the bedside. The Heads of Cerberus by Francis Stevens

Willa Cather Well,” — he stooped to turn the wine, — “and how was she?” “She seemed rather dazed, and pretty well used up. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Edward, on his part, was not well pleased at the sudden appearance of Ellen’s father, and was little inclined to cooperate in any measures that he might adopt for her recovery. Fanshawe by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1826]

Washington Irving And Tyb my wife, that, as her lyfe, Loveth well good ale to seeke, Full oft drynkes shee, tyll ye may see, The teares run downe her cheeke. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

Ivan Turgenev What follows from that? Nothing. He is well and has a right to chirrup and ruffle his wings; but I am ill and must die — that’s all. The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other stories by Ivan Turgenev

They never dreamed, at first sight, that all was not well with him. The Tragedy in the Palazzo Bardello by Amelia B. Edwards

He had found the hermitage for which he had long sought, and was well content with it. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

Ralph Waldo Emerson Had he been less, we should have had to consider how well he filled his place, how good a dramatist he was — and he is the best in the world. Representative Men by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1850]

T. H. Huxley So Mr. Martin27 describes the cry of the agile Gibbon as “overpowering and deafening” in a room, and “from its strength, well calculated for resounding through the vast forests. Essays by T. H. Huxley

Francis Bacon So too paper, cloth, and the like do not agree well with the air which is lodged in their pores. The New Organon by Francis Bacon [1620]

Elizabeth Von Arnim I can entertain myself quite well for weeks together, hardly aware, except for the pervading peace, that I have been alone at all. Elizabeth and her German Garden by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1898]

Andrew Lang Yet thou hast thy friends, that meet and drink to thee and wish thee well wheresoever thou hast found thy grand peut-étre. Letters to Dead Authors by Andrew Lang

Sinclair Lewis And, “Might as well get it over,” said Roxy. “I’ve plumb flopped. World So Wide by Sinclair Lewis

Maria Edgeworth As she was not hackneyed in the common language of conversation, her ideas were expressed in select and accurate terms, so that her thoughts appeared original, as well as just. The Good French Governess by Maria Edgeworth

William Hazlitt The ethical delineations of ‘that noble and liberal casuist’ (as Shakespeare has been well called) do not exhibit the drab-coloured quakerism of morality. Characters of Shakespeare’s Plays by William Hazlitt [1817]

There is a climax to everything, to every state of feeling as well as to every position in life. The Professor by Charlotte Bronte [1857]

Indeed, he loved as well as venerated this master because of his unfailing kindness, his patience, his readiness to teach, and his skill in teaching. Irish Fairy Tales by James Stephens

It would be well at this stage to enumerate who the six guests were. The Beachy Head Murder by Arthur Gask [1941]

If we happened to sight one, well and good, we should know which side of the channel we were on. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

He’s just, as you know, a very commonplace policeman, and when he’s well his life’s probably as drab and colourless as anyone’s could be. The Dark Highway by Arthur Gask [1928]

Edgar Rice Burroughs At his back his bow, and in the quiver upon his shield many slim, straight arrows, well smeared with the thick, dark, tarry substance that rendered deadly their tiniest needle prick. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

But it was fatigue and hunger as well as thirst. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

D. H. Lawrence That’s why — well — I shan’t marry anybodyunless it’s somebody with money. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

Ann Radcliffe In the gloom of evening she sometimes stole into the cloisters, and often lingered at the grave of Cornelia, where she wept for Hippolitus, as well as for her friend. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

George Gissing Isn’t that an inevitable step in her education? Things may still be well enough, philosophically speaking. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

Sigmund Freud In the dream her brother as well as she was saved from ‘destruction’; he, too, had been subject to bed-wetting, but had got over the habit before his sister. Fragment of an Analysis of a Case of Hysteria by Sigmund Freud [1905]

But I might as well have been reading a newspaper upside down, for I couldn’t keep my mind on him. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

Guy de Maupassan It was said of him with slight surprise: “He is really very well bred!” This surprise, although it flattered him, also wounded him, for it indicated a certain social barrier. Strong as Death by Guy de Maupassan

E. Phillips Oppenheim There had been something very sad as well as bitter in her tone. The Strange Boarders of Palace Crescent by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

She must be placed beyond his reach! She would soon be forgotten and then all would be well again! He spoke most respectfully. The Vengeance of Larose by Arthur Gask [1939]

William Morris And we all three turned toward the door of the Guest House. Amidst such talk, driving quietly through the balmy evening, we came to Hammersmith, and were well received by our friends there. News from Nowhere by William Morris [1890]

Andrew Lang The youths fought well and pressed hard on Owen, and when the lion saw that he came to help his master. The Lilac Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Nellie Bly The hotel–Oriental in style-is very liberally patronized by the citizens of Hong Kong, as well as visitors. Around the World in Seventy-Two Days by Nellie Bly [1890]

I’ve told them Sturm is not feeling well and going back to Town at once. The Silent Dead by Arthur Gask [1950]

Guy de Maupassant That pucker which we knew so well lingered still around the corners of the lips, and it seemed to us that he was about to open his eyes, to move, and to speak. Beside a Dead Man (Beside Schopenhauer’s Corpse) (Auprès d'un Mort) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

He said unto Gro, “Look well at this glass and tell me what thou seest. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

E. F. Benson What could be the matter with him? ‘Very well played, Miss Elizabeth,’ he said. Mapp and Lucia by E. F. Benson [1931]

George Meredith It ‘s all very well while you are in health. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

G. K. Chesterton I say this as a compliment to the Fabians. I say it as a compliment to their consistency, as well as contradiction of their controversial views. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

Henry James She liked him for his clear nature; to this question as well that seemed the natural answer. An International Episode by Henry James [1878]

And I may as well tell you,” he added mendaciously, “that the house is surrounded. The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman [1911]

They were rather straggling, not very well kept, but they served to convince him that his accounts were forty francs behind, and he would have to economize a little for the next week or two. In the Quarter by Robert W. Chambers

Jules Verne Besides, on this level, so well chosen, the cable is never so deeply submerged as to cause it to break. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

Andrew Lang Was it not necessary that his body, as well as his shroud, should be ready for the burial? The first thing Burchard did was to send to Renelde and to stop her wheel. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Walter Scott An incident of this sort happened to a gentleman of birth and distinction, who is well known in the political world, and was detected by the precision of his observation. Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft by Walter Scott [1831]

Edith Wharton She knew very well that they couldn’t, but it was troublesome to have to produce a reason. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton [1920]

So high were the walls and so well wooded was the garden, that practically nowhere were we overlooked. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

Anna Katherine Green Alas! he was not to have his way, as he saw, when at parting he essayed to make a final protest against a public as well as premature reopening of this old case. Dark Hollow by Anna Katherine Green

Algernon Blackwood And their disregard, well calculated, enflamed his desire to the point when he almost decided to propose himself. Sand by Algernon Blackwood [1912]

Henry Handel Richardson This face, which he had supposed he knew so well that he could have drawn it blindfold, had taken to eluding him; and the more impatient he became, the poorer was his success. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Henry James They looked beautiful together; you would have said it was a duty for people whose color matched so well to marry. The Path Of Duty by Henry James [1884]

Ralph Waldo Emerson The lover of the old religion complains that our contemporaries, scholars as well as merchants, succumb to a great despair, — have corrupted into a timorous conservatism, and believe in nothing. The Conduct of Life by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1860]

William Henry Bragg His distribution of the scattered rays does not accord well with that of Barkla ; the emergence side shows a curve resembling more closely that of Florance for scattered γ rays, Fig. 66. Studies in Radioactivity by William Henry Bragg [1912]

No one here knows anything definite about my history; and as it is just possible Mr. Sheldon may have encountered my father somehow or other, it would be as well for him to keep clear of this house. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

To live on by the power not of food and drink but of the imagination itself recalling into itself all the powers of desire — that is well too. Shadows of Ecstasy by Charles Williams

The ground, as well as the leaves and branches of the forest trees, still held traces of heavy dew or rain during the night. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

The Turks have a maxim which, like most cynical apophthegms, carries with it the buzzing trumpet of falsehood as well as the small, fine “sting of truth. Eothen by Alexander William Kinglake [1844]

Radclyffe Hall Puddle knew quite well that Stephen was unhappy. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

Percy Bysshe Shelley That softness, that melting tenderness, which she knew so well how to assume, began to convince Verezzi of the injustice of the involuntary hatred which had filled his soul towards her. Zastrozzi by Percy Bysshe Shelley [1810]

Guy de Maupassan He answered: “I know that as well as you do. The Unknown by Guy de Maupassan

Algernon Blackwood He knew so well the method and process of these abnormal states in others. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Arthur Conan Doyle It was my own safeguard against torture, and yet this poor soul was in very pressing need of it, and he had deserved well of France. I took out my phial and emptied it into the cup of wine. The Adventures of Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1903]

They’re buoyed and lighted like streets, open to the whole world, and taking an immense traffic; well charted, too, as millions of pounds in commerce depend on them. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

George Gissing He knew himself for an undesigning hypocrite, and felt that he might as well have been a rascal complete. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

So far, we are on innocent ground; it is well for a country to have research in abundance, and our graduate schools do but apply a normal psychological spur. Memories and Studies by William James

But I confess I was pretty well in despair and could see no plan. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

D. H. Lawrence I never could tell a tale, and even if I could — well —” “But I do long to hear,” she said, “what the men say in the smoke-room of ‘Ye Ramme Inne’. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

George Meredith These studies of young women are very well as a pastime; but they soon cease to be a recreation. The Gentleman of Fifty and the Damsel of Nineteen by George Meredith

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu He had never done anything so well in the House of Commons, and here it was accepted as a piece of commonplace. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]

George Gissing If we had been ceaselessly together day and night—well, you know the result as well as I do. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

D. H. Lawrence You’ve left your dinner so long, you might as well do it now before you have it,” came a woman’s plangent voice, out of the brilliant light of the middle room. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

Willa Cather The board sidewalks were gray with trampled snow, but at two o’clock in the afternoon the shopkeepers, having come back from dinner, were keeping well behind their frosty windows. O Pioneers! by Willa Cather [1913]

Arnold Bennett She can make it pay very well if she likes. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

George Gissing I suppose they’re not too well off, the Walthams?’ ‘Mrs. Waltham has an annuity of two hundred and fifty pounds, that’s all. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Most of what has been said applies to men’s attire as well as to that of women; although in modern times it applies at nearly all points with greater force to that of women. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

Frances Hodgson Burnett Germany’s well known contempt of the size and power of the British Army took on an aspect which filled the James Simpsons with rage. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He knew quite well where he stood. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Thomas Hardy They were not, however, to consider her illness serious — a feverish, nervous attack the result of recent events, was what she was suffering from, and she would doubtless be well in a few days. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

She was sagacious, and on several occasions he had seen her unveil plots which he thought were well contrived. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

She well remembered what Mr d’Avora had said to her on that subject and saw that in her situation beauty was a disadvantage. A Description of Millenium Hall and the Country Adjacent by Sarah Sco

Elizabeth Barrett Browning If thy foot in scorn Could tread them out to darkness utterly, It might be well perhaps. Sonnets from the Portuguese by Elizabeth Barrett Browning [1850]

Sir Walter Scott In this last resolution he endeavoured to fortify himself by every argument which pride, as well as reason, could suggest. The Antiquary by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

To make the most of the night, as I wanted meat for my men to cook, as well as a stock to carry with them, or barter with the villagers for grain, I now retired to my old position, and waited again. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

Anthony Trollope Then the horse, with his qualities, comes into play; and if he be up to his business in skill, condition, and bottom, a man may go well by simply keeping with others who go well also. Hunting Sketches by Anthony Trollope

Edith Wharton These old New Yorkers who lived so well and spent their money so liberally, vanished like a pinch of dust when they disappeared from their pews and their dinner-tables. False Dawn by Edith Wharton

Of course, it might all mean nothing in the end, but still I thought it was quite well worth going on with. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I know perfectly well that there are many things connected with the Café Suprême which have never been discovered. The Amazing Partnership by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1914]

E. F. Benson But he knew himself well enough to be certain that no passionate impulse of his would cause Lucia to regret that she had made so intimate a proposal. Mapp and Lucia by E. F. Benson [1931]

Sinclair Lewis And if Jinny ever HAD to, she could put on breeches and swing a rifle over her shoulder and march all night as well as any of ’em. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

Bronislaw Malinowski It is also in general agreement with the information we gathered on sexual matters as well as with our conclusion as to territorial distribution, and it corroborates our results on both these points. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

I may as well here correct an error, which I had been under, and which you may, perhaps, have shared with me — native grass cannot be mown. A First Year in Canterbury Settlement by Samuel Butler

D. H. Lawrence The great tarpaulin is pulled down well on either side and fastened down, and it makes a big dark tent. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

Mr. Brandon hurried us away: he seemed to understand the notions of University life as well as we did: ordering us to say nothing to Tod, as he intended to speak to him on the morrow. Our First Term at Oxford by Ellen Wood [1873]

Once more I tried the moral support of the rope, and as well as I could dropped a noose on the spike which might hold me if I fell. Prester John by John Buchan

I knew as well as possible, indeed I had known it since we had met in the churchyard that morning, that she had something to say to me, something concerning which she had not quite made up her mind. My Strangest Case by Guy Boothby [1901]

The favourites this time were two horses named “Swallower” and “Master Ben.” Each horse was well liked: and some betters backed one, some the other. The Other Earring by Ellen Wood [1874]

Fivers, tenners and even fifties were being invested, as well as the humble one-pound note. The Beachy Head Murder by Arthur Gask [1941]

There never yet has been published a well authenticated case of negro cannibalism. Travels in Morocco by James Richardson

Jules Verne The diving-dress is well known. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne [1881]

Thomas Hardy All’s well that ends well; from this day, madam, this moment, he is to be nothing more to you. A Changed Man by Thomas Hardy [1913]

Arthur Morrison Merrick watched him in intense amazement, and hurried, as well as he might, after the light of Hewitt’s lamp. The Chronicles of Martin Hewitt by Arthur Morrison

George Gissing You won’t break it off? Perhaps she will even be well enough by the end of the week, Remember how young she is, and how often she has strange fancies. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

I carried him into the circle of light from the oil lamp at the corner, and then set to work as well as I could to restore him to consciousness. The Race of Life by Guy Boothby [1906]

Florence Dixie He was tired, as well he need be. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

D. H. Lawrence What do you think of the scheme?” “I? — well —!” Alvina hesitated, then broke into a laugh. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

Then they betook themselves Romeward, and many folk prayed well for them. The Story of Grettir the Strong by translated by William Morris and Eiríkr Magnússon [1869]

George Gissing To come out in an inferior class would be painful enough; how support the possibility of absolute failure? Yet she knew only too well that in certain ‘subjects’ she was worse than shaky. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

Wilkie Collins You know as well as I do, George, what I object to. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Olaf Stapledon Another of the residents was a morose man well advanced in middle age, who drank far too much, and indeed seemed to have nothing else to do. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

Andrew Lang Now their cruel stepmother was in reality a witch, and she knew perfectly well that the two children had run away. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Anthony Trollope I do not know that this mode of publication had been tried before, or that it answered very well on this occasion. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

John Galsworthy No need to wait for her uncle to see Jack Muskham. She could see him alone just as well as, perhaps better. Flowering Wilderness by John Galsworthy

Well, Major, it’s well for you that’s a big-jumped horse. Some Experiences of an Irish R.M. by Somerville and Ross [1899]

D. H. Lawrence And if profits there MUST be, well then, the profit grabber isn’t going to get ten times as mush as the wage-earner, just because he had a few screwing forefathers. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

George Berkeley Qu. Whether it is possible the country should be well improved, while our beef is exported, and our labourers live upon potatoes? 174. The Querist by George Berkeley [1735]

Andrew Lang We know very well what gods they worshipped, and what sacrifices they offered to the Olympians, and what stories they told about their deities, and about the beginnings of things. Letters on Literature by Andrew Lang

Nikolai Gogol His sister was well known to every one as a loose character, and went off with a regiment of chasseurs which was stationed at Mirgorod five years ago; but she inscribed her husband as a peasant. How the Two Ivans Quarrelled by Nikolai Gogol

There was something unchristian about the place, and for certain it was not seemly that the man’s name should be the same as my own, and that he should be so well posted in my doings. Journey of Little Profit by John Buchan [1898]

Leon Trotsky A young laborer, Yefimov, a blond giant with blue eyes, who came of an officer’s family and was not only literate but really well read, lived in the slums of the town. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Listen and weigh your words well before you answer. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

But do you see what follows from that?” “I don’t,” said I, “so you may as well explain. Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

Nothing that he does or says misbecomes him: but a good deal that he does not do and say might be added with advantage, in order to give us the portrait of a whole as well as a live man. The English Novel by George Saintsbury [1913]

John Galsworthy She had creaked her way through pretty well every family secret in her time, from the days which his own matrimonial relations supplied Timothy’s with more than all the gossip it required. Swan Song by John Galsworthy

Jack London It was a clumsy way, but it did not take long, and soon the foresail as well was up and fluttering. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

Arthur Conan Doyle His fears proved to be only too well founded, for when at last he succeeded in wresting himself from the constable’s clutches he could find no trace of his enemies. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Virginia Woolf It was so well printed, on such good paper. The Death of the Moth and other essays by Virginia Woolf [1942]

Of his immediate environs he was pretty well unconscious. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

H. Rider Haggard But whether you are right or wrong, I may as well tell you at once that I am going through with it to the end, sweet or bitter. King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard

Anthony Trollope As for calling it gambling, it’s a falsehood, and your Mr Stumfold knows that as well as I do. Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope [1865]

Anthony Trollope She can enjoy a good dinner as well as her brother could do; but she can go without her dinner with a courageous persistence of which her brother knows nothing. Travelling Sketches by Anthony Trollope [1866]

M. P. Shiel At dawn the plain before Hohenschwangau was dotted grey, well beyond artillery range, with the leaguering tents of Roland. And there was brisk work before long. Shapes in the Fire by M. P. Shiel [1896]

George Gissing For it is not I who speak for the many at Hollingford, as well you know. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

Arthur Machen I thought I might as well inquire whether Meyrick knew an Englishwoman named Herbert, and if so, whether the doctor could give me any information about her. The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen