Phrases with "whereby"

Arthur Morrison So what more likely than that he would make some ingenious arrangement with an accomplice, whereby he might make the gold in some way accessible to him? “We went under water. The Chronicles of Martin Hewitt by Arthur Morrison

Specifically, in American history, the substitution of the rule of an Administration for that of a Ministry, whereby the welfare and happiness of the people were advanced a full half-inch. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

Then there is the Gastromanteia, whereby the demon casts pale and deadly images upon the water, prophetic of the future. The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1834]

George Meredith I could indicate forcibly, because I felt, the clear-judging brain and tempered self-command whereby Ottilia had gained her decision. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Tobias Smolle It was my son of a bitch of a horse that would not obey the helm, d’ye see, whereby I cou’d n’t use my metal, d’ye see. The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves by Tobias Smolle

And why? Because, there is no Law whereby a disciple can be approved as ‘fully enlightened. The Diamond Sutra by translated from the Chinese with an introduction and notes by William Gemmell

Rudyard Kipling Thirdly, when we came to burn the bodies of the rats, I sprinkled sulphur on the faggots, whereby the onlookers were as handsomely suffumigated. Rewards and Fairies by Rudyard Kipling [1910]

John Locke First, the divine law, whereby that law which God has set to the actions of men — whether promulgated to them by the light of nature, or the voice of revelation. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

William Morris But before she did on her garments, she looked on them, and saw that they lay not as she had left them, whereby she knew well that the witch-wife had handled them. The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris [1897]

Rudyard Kipling The enemy up till now had lain to the eastward of us, whereby he had the advantage in that thick weather of seeing our hulls clear against the afternoon light, while he himself worked in the mists. Destroyers at Jutland by Rudyard Kipling [1916]

The calf was killed, and the mother remained with her dead offspring, whereby she comprehended her loss, and this will prevent her endeavouring to return to it after we leave. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

Rudyard Kipling Sikander Khan told me that he had been the first man in the Zenab valley to use glasseswhereby he finished two blood-feuds cleanly in the course of three months’ leave. Traffics and Discoveries by Rudyard Kipling [1904]

Sinclair Lewis What does it say in the Good Book? ‘For there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

William Morris Also presently they came upon a stream which ran out of the said valley, and Sir Aymeris said that this was the water whereby they had lain last night; albeit here it was little indeed. The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris [1897]

Sidney Colvin Moreover there is an allusion by Keats himself to this letter in another which he wrote the next day to Reynolds, whereby its true date can be fixed with precision as Friday, March 13. Keats by Sidney Colvin [1887]

Sir Richard Burton And now that thou hast grown to man’s estate, it becometh thee to devise thee some device whereby thou canst live, O my child. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

Apparently some information had reached the lad, whereby he was able to trace Tyke to the prison, and had carried to him there the bottle of poisoned whisky. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

Theodore Dreiser The majority of the stock issued and sold was subject to a financial device whereby twenty per cent. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Henry Kingsley And I’m hardly aware of any act of parliament,brother, whereby a young man shouldn’t kiss a pretty girl in the way of fun, as I’ve done myself, sure. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

H.P. Lovecraft I say to you againe, doe not call up Any that you can not put downe; by the Which I meane, Any that can in Turne call up Somewhat against you, whereby your Powerfullest Devices may not be of use. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H.P. Lovecraft [1927]

William Morris But so it was (rather little by little than by any great sudden uncovering of my intent), that she came to know that I also had some of the wisdom whereby she lived her queenly life. The Wood Beyond the World by William Morris [1894]

Thomas Carlyle Morality itself, what we call the moral quality of a man, what is this but another side of the one vital Force whereby he is and works? All that a man does is physiognomical of him. On Heroes and Hero Worship and the Heroic in History by Thomas Carlyle

These increases are things which men addicted to monarchy deride as impossible, whereby they unwarily urge a strong argument against that which they would defend. The Commonwealth of Oceana by James Harrington

Then let the chamberlains betake them to their lodgings and I’ll put out the lights in the pages’ hands, whereby thou mayst know that I be within and that I’ll gladly serve thee. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

Theodore Dreiser That no cause would come up whereby Drouet would be led to inform Carrie concerning his married state, he felt hopeful. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Wherefore the graver have doubtlessly shown their prudence in the law whereby the magistracy of these councillors being to last till’ their successors be created, the council is established. The Commonwealth of Oceana by James Harrington

William Morris Yet it is not difficult to conceive of some arrangement whereby those who did the roughest work should work for the shortest spells. Signs of Change by William Morris [1888]

Where was she, to receive his protestations and vows? He half forgot, in the fervour of his feelings, that he knew not whither she had retreated, nor possessed any clue whereby to find her. Lodore by Mary Shelley

The war, he says, “is part of the means whereby the western half of Russia is being integrated into the European super-state”. James Burnham and the Managerial Revolution by George Orwell [1946]

Marjorie Bowen All day long she set herself to revolving schemes of escape — some way whereby to avail herself of the confusion into which Milan had been thrown — some means to outwit her brother. The Viper of Milan by Marjorie Bowen [1906]

Arthur Conan Doyle A plan has been given to me whereby I may encompass his destruction. The Green Flag by Arthur Conan Doyle [1900]

John Locke There is therefore, secondly, another way whereby governments are dissolved, and that is, when the legislative, or the prince, either of them, act contrary to their trust. Second Treatise of Civil Government by John Locke [1690]

James Hogg It will keek out frae aneath the parson’s gown, the lawyer’s wig, and the Cameronian’s blue bannet; but still there is a gouden rule whereby to detect it, an’ that never, never fails. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg [1824]

George Berkeley Qu. Whether it be not a bull to call that making an interest, whereby a man spendeth much and gaineth nothing? 53. The Querist by George Berkeley [1735]

George Meredith It is they that sensitively touch and reject, touch and select; whereby the laws of the polite world are ultimately regulated, and civilization continually advanced, sometimes ridiculously. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Mark Twain But there is one way whereby he can get its help when he desires it. What is Man? and other essays by Mark Twain

If there is a weakly one among them, some arrangement is sure to be practicable, whereby he or she can be helped to follow more leisurely, and can remain longer at the hospice. Alps and Sanctuaries of Piedmont and the Canton Ticino by Samuel Butler [1881]

Henry James Capture had crowned the pursuit — or success, as he would otherwise have put it, had rewarded virtue; whereby the consciousness of these things made him, for the hour, rather serious than gay. The Golden Bowl by Henry James [1904]

Crossing this are narrow, dark and bright lines produced by the gases of metals in combustion, whereby the celestial orb’s light is generated. Negligible Tales by Ambrose Bierce

George Gissing She was not often in his thoughts no more is the consciousness of the processes whereby our being supports itself. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

William Morris And so far they went, till they heard a Christian woman who travailed in child-bed in a certain house whereby they went. Old French Romances by William Morris [1896]

William Morris But the old man and his grandsons turned their heads away from his weeping, and got off their horses, and went up to the house-door, whereby were now standing a carle and a quean of their people. The Well At The World’s End by William Morris [1896]

Anthony Trollope May we not say that her truth and good-nature, and love of her fellow-creatures, would furnish her at last with the means whereby she might be cleansed? She was of the world, worldly. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

Thomas Hobbes That whereby they signify the power and greatness of anything is magnifying. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

Sir Richard Burton When he had heard the story, Kasim exclaimed: “I would fain learn of thee the certainty of the place where thou foundest the moneys, also the magical words whereby the door opened and closed. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

Of Grettir and Thorir Redbeard. Now Thorir of Garth heard where Grettir had set himself down, and was fain to set afoot some plot whereby he might be slain. The Story of Grettir the Strong by translated by William Morris and Eiríkr Magnússon [1869]

Francis Bacon There resteth radius reflexus, whereby man beholdeth and contemplateth himself. The Advancement of Learning by Francis Bacon [1605]

Florence Dixie It contains, as you know, Richard Emerson’s minute of the Wrathness murder, whereby I hold him secure. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

Sir Richard Burton The Maghrabi the magician, looked at Aladdin and saw him smiling whereby he understood that the lad was satisfied to become a trader. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

Florence Dixie And we have thought of a splendid plan whereby we can see lots of each other. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

Francis Bacon But above all we have heats, in imitation of the sun’s and heavenly bodies’ heats, that pass divers inequalities, and as it were orbs, progresses, and returns whereby we produce admirable effects. The New Atlantis by Francis Bacon

William Morris The Lady lay there a little while, and then went her ways also; but turned away from the house toward the wood at the other end thereof, whereby Walter had first come thither. The Wood Beyond the World by William Morris [1894]

Richard Burton I had taken a third-class or deck-passage, whereby the evils of the journey were exasperated. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

George Gissing The other allegory is that of Prometheus. He also represents mankind, and his stealing of the fire means man’s acquirement of a conscious soul, whereby he makes himself capable of sin. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

Andrew Lang But three days since came on me great misadventure, whereby I lost the best of mine oxen, Roger, the best of my team. Aucassin and Nicolete by Andrew Lang

Robert Boyle Being like the tricks of Jugglers, whereby men doubt not but they are cheated, though oftentimes they cannot declare by what slights they are imposed on. The Sceptical Chymist by Robert Boyle

Andrew Lang This, if it exists, is the result of a faculty of undetermined nature, whereby knowledge of remote events may be acquired, not through normal channels of sense. The Making of Religion by Andrew Lang

So at last the Baron decided that mademoiselle should marry, whereby he might be rid of her, and of her complaints, vagaries, ill-tempers, and general dissatisfaction. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Francis Bacon Add to this their custom of plantation of colonies; whereby the Roman plant was removed into the soil of other nations. The Essays by Francis Bacon [1601]

Anthony Trollope M.P. and M.T.,” — whereby Mr Bunce, I fear, meant empty — “are pretty much alike when a man hasn’t a fortune at his back. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

I sold your £20 shares for £2; you therefore lose £18 on the transaction, whereby Cummings and Gowing will lose the whole of theirs. The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith

Jack London He did not cringe to other men, even though they were his economic masters, and controlled the means whereby he lived, and he spoke his mind freely, and fought the good fight. The People of the Abyss by Jack London [1903]

Greatest of all they possessed knowledge whereby every other race in the world was subject to and enslaved by them. Claimed! by Francis Stevens

The other, called Wierus, a German physician, sets out a public apology for all these crafts-folks, whereby procuring for them impunity, he plainly betrays himself to have been one of that profession. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Privilege of gleaning after harvest, whereby poor families often obtained enough corn to last them through the winter, was also now withdrawn. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Richard Hakluy The 21st, the wind being north-west, we departed from these islands, and as we coasted the south shore we saw many fair sounds, whereby we were persuaded that it was no firm land but islands. Voyages in Search of The North-West Passage by Richard Hakluy

Andrew Lang Sir Darras said, “Wit ye well that Sir Darras shall never destroy such a noble knight as thou art in prison, howbeit that thou hast slain three of my sons, whereby I was greatly aggrieved. Alfred Tennyson by Andrew Lang

George Gissing This regret had long lost its poignancy, though it imparted a sober tinge to the epicureanism whereby Langley thought to direct his otherwise purposeless life. Sleeping Fires by George Gissing [1896]

John Locke But he there assigns two cases, whereby a king may un-king himself. Second Treatise of Civil Government by John Locke [1690]

Relating to Descartes, a famous philosopher, author of the celebrated dictum, Cogito ergo sum— whereby he was pleased to suppose he demonstrated the reality of human existence. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

John Galsworthy Pass to the others! Your great-uncle James, that’s young Val’s grandfather, had a son called Soames — whereby hangs a tale of no love lost, and I don’t think I’ll tell it you. In Chancery by John Galsworthy

William Morris Now he doubted much the transgression which he had done against the fair lady the daughter of his lord, and against her husband also, whereby they were undone, both of them by occasion of his malice. Old French Romances by William Morris [1896]

William Morris Said Walter: “The wending yonder pass to the eastward, whereby the huge men come to thee from out of the Bear-country; that we might see what should come thereof. The Wood Beyond the World by William Morris [1894]

Fundamental laws are such as state what it is that a man, and what the means may call his own, that is to say, property; be whereby a man may enjoy his own, that is to say, protection. The Commonwealth of Oceana by James Harrington

She had not the gift of preaching, or of laying down the laws of domestic economy, whereby she might have made counsel and admonition serve instead of gold or silver. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Henry James She told her brother that Mrs. Headway had given out that he was her most intimate friend; whereby she thought it rather odd he had never spoken of her “at home. The Siege of London by Henry James [1883]

Five chapters, XXVI–XXX, contain prayers and spells whereby the deceased obtained power over his heart and gained absolute possession of it. The Book of the Dead by E. A. Wallis Budge

Rudyard Kipling The couples had rearranged themselves or were re-crystallizing in fresh triangles, whereby he put his foot in it badly. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

But the steps whereby the Leprecauns of Gort na Cloca Mora sought to regain their property must for ever brand their memory with a certain odium. The Crock of Gold by James Stephens

Walter Scott Moreover, I may arrive too late at the bridge, whereby I may be obliged to take to the river, which I observed to be somewhat waxen. The Monastery by Walter Scott [1820]

Francis Bacon Certainly they are to be repressed, or at least well guarded: for they cloud the mind; they leese friends; and they check with business, whereby business cannot go on currently and constantly. The Essays by Francis Bacon [1601]

Henry Kingsley But that going out about eleven the old man had found them still in the yard, whereby he concluded that the shepherd was gone, which proved to be the case. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

It was well said by Themistocles to the King of Persia, ‘That speech was like cloth of arras opened and put abroad, whereby the imagery doth appear in figure; whereas in thought they lie in packs. Bacon by R. W. Church [1884]

Charles Kingsley Had I my will, there should be in every realm not a salique, but an anti-salique law: whereby no kings, but only queens should rule mankind. Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley

Secondly, they are presidents of the wardmote and governors each of that ward whereby he was elected. The Commonwealth of Oceana by James Harrington

A day out in the open, whereby the refreshed and purified body would give home and shelter to a clean and purified soul. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

Andrew Lang Sir Henry told Izaak Walton a story of a dream of an ancestor of his own, whereby some robbers of the University chest at Oxford were brought to justice. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang

Through the windows the stately women saw how Siegfried led a horse out on the sand, whereby King Gunther felt himself much honored. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

Richard Hakluy There be many wild oxen and hogges, whereby the people of the Island is well furnished with flesh: Without the townes abroad in the Countrie are many fruites. Virginia Richly Valued by Richard Hakluy

Otherwise men will rather choose that whereby they may break your laws, than that whereby your laws may break them. The Commonwealth of Oceana by James Harrington

Jack London They will be like the guards of the palace in old Rome, and there will be palace revolutions whereby the labor castes will seize the reins of power. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

H. G. Wells He made extensive schemes, to Solomonson’s great concern, whereby he might to a large extent disentangle himself from business. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

Anthony Trollope She would be good — whereby she intimated to herself that she would endeavour to do what might be pleasing to her Aunt Dosett. She had little doubt as to her uncle. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

Guy de Maupassant A celebrated clause in the Code Napoleon, whereby a man cannot be made chargeable for a bastard. Fly (Boatman's Reminiscence) (Mouche) by Guy de Maupassant [1890]

And, indeed, even if Mrs. Jarsell did succeed in getting her to come to afternoon tea, Dan had a plan in his head whereby to ensure Lillian against any use being made of the Sumatra scent. The Mystery Queen by Fergus Hume

To my profound relief, the influx of patients ceased, and the practise sank into its accustomed torpor; whereby I was able without base and mendacious subterfuge to escape in good time to my tryst. The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman [1911]

Certain it is that Matthew, whose end was awfully sudden at the last, died intestate, whereby his son John inherited the bulk, and ultimately the whole, of his fortune. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

Anthony Trollope Each has its own charm, its own excellence, its own Heaven-given grace, whereby men are led up to purer thoughts and sweet desires; and each may possibly have its own defect. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

He would walk always with his head bent and his eyes on the ground, whereby he several times found lost coins and once a trinket dropped by the provost’s wife. Prester John by John Buchan

Rafael Sabatini In that perilous position he lifted his end of the ladder a few inches, and so contrived to thrust it another foot or so through the window, whereby its weight was considerably diminished. Casanova’s Alibi by Rafael Sabatini

H. G. Wells There were several big plaster-rimmed wounds in this, caused by Parload’s ineffectual attempts to get nails into the wall, whereby there might hang pictures. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

Andrew Lang The judge even gave Chu a new heart (literally) whereby he was enabled to pass examinations; for the heart, in China, is the seat of all the intellectual faculties. Books and Bookmen by Andrew Lang

Francis Bacon Heat is an expansive motion whereby a body strives to dilate and stretch itself to a larger sphere or dimension than it had previously occupied. The New Organon by Francis Bacon [1620]

Theodore Dreiser Society possesses a conventional standard whereby it judges all things. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Rudyard Kipling At a convenient time, I myself will communicate to you the ‘Song and Signal of this Degree whereby you may be recognised in the darkest night. The Day’s Work by Rudyard Kipling [1898]

H. Rider Haggard A minute passed, and Otter, thinking that he heard a noise without that door of the cell whereby the two priests had entered, which had been left ajar, went to it and tried to open it. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

Jeremy Bentham If in another person, the acts whereby he may tend to render your conduct unconformable, must be exercised either on yourself, or on other objects at large. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

Elizabeth Gaskell I resolved no more to linger around the spot, but to go back to my uncle, and among the learned divines of the city of London, seek for some power whereby to annul the curse. The Poor Clare by Elizabeth Gaskell [1856]

Thomas Hardy And, as in the legend, it had resulted that her Cyprian image had suddenly appeared upon his alter, whereby the fire of the priest had been well nigh extinguished. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

An action of the mind whereby we obtain a clearer view of our relation to the things of yesterday and are able to avoid the perils that we shall not again encounter. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

William Morris Wonderful is this thou tellest of a free man with nought whereby to live!” “Yet so it shall be,” said I, “and by such free men shall all wares be made. A Dream of John Ball by William Morris [1888]

In reality it is but a sham, a bauble, a dodge, whereby to decorate the catalogues of schools and colleges. Memories and Studies by William James

William Morris So working, his work must always be profitable, therefore no obstacle must be thrown in the way of his work: the means whereby his labour- power can be exercised must be free to him. Signs of Change by William Morris [1888]

Part of this public money he sent to the Emperor, and kept part for himself, whereby he acquired ill-gotten wealth. The Secret History of the Court of Justinian by Procopius [1896]

There ain’t nothink doin’ on the turf whereby a chap can make an honest penny, nor won’t be, come the Craven Meetin’. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Henry James So, at any rate, he had never let go his sense of certain differences, he had done everything he could to keep it up — whereby everything that was vulgar was on the wrong side of his line. The Bench of Desolation by Henry James [1909]

Andrew Lang Perchance thou shalt hear some word, whereby thou shalt be the better. Aucassin and Nicolete by Andrew Lang

The weapon cannot be discovered, nor the means — save as we suggest above — whereby the assassin can have made his escape. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

Francis Bacon Neither is the ancient rule amiss, to bend nature, as a wand, to a contrary extreme, whereby to set it right, understanding it, where the contrary extreme is no vice. The Essays by Francis Bacon [1601]

H.P. Lovecraft Yog–Sothoth is the key to the gate, whereby the spheres meet. The Dunwich Horror by H.P. Lovecraft [1928]

An apparatus fitted over the nose and mouth of an inhabitant of London, whereby to filter the visible universe in its passage to the lungs. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

Guy de Maupassan They racked their brains for plausible lies whereby they might conceal the fact that they were rich, and pass themselves off as poor—very poor. Boule de Suif by Guy de Maupassan

Francis Bacon For it was not that pure and uncorrupted natural knowledge whereby Adam gave names to the creatures according to their propriety, which, gave occasion to the fall. The Great Instauration by Francis Bacon [1620]

William Morris But thou the wise and valiant! belike thou hast in thine head some device whereby this might be set about. The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris [1897]

That the scent should be used by a man who was passing false coins confirmed his idea that it was some peculiar sign whereby the members of the gang recognized one another. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

William Makepeace Thackeray The old woman brought it to his reverence with the best of welcomes, and * * * * here it is a great mercy that the Belfast mail comes up, whereby the reader is spared the rest of the history. The Irish Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

Anthony Trollope The lazy man may become lazy no longer, but there must have been first a process through his mind whereby his laziness has become odious to him. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

They served for the largess, which men found there richly, whereby Siegmund’s whole land was decked with praise. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

Blaise Pascal For when they are united, they touch each other in some part; and thus the parts whereby they come in contact are not separate, since otherwise they would not touch each other. Of the Geometrical Spirit by Blaise Pascal

The blend of these elements reacted on the perceptions, rendering the bathe in two temperatures that of a lifetime and a means also whereby the clarified senses were first stimulated and then soothed. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

That there were many things in nature whose certainty he by no means doubted, and yet was totally ignorant of the methods whereby many of them operated, and even of the use of some of them. A Description of Millenium Hall and the Country Adjacent by Sarah Sco

This reasonable view is now generally accepted by archaeologists, whereby the noble science of Curiosity has been greatly dignified. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

Ralph Waldo Emerson It is a fixed point whereby we may measure our departure. Nature by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1836]

Francis Bacon Their Andes, likewise, or mountains, are far higher than those with us; whereby it seems, that the remnants of generation of men, were in such a particular deluge saved. The Essays by Francis Bacon [1601]

Thomas Paine There is no possible criterion whereby to judge of the truth of what he tells, for even the morality of it would be no proof of revelation. The Age of Reason by Thomas Paine

A lowly virtue whereby mediocrity achieves an inglorious success. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

Tobias Smolle They says he deals very little in physic stuff, but cures his patients with fasting and water-gruel, whereby he can’t expect the ‘pothecary to be his friend. The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves by Tobias Smolle

Thomas Hobbes And a representative of even number, especially when the number is not great, whereby the contradictory voices are oftentimes equal, is therefore oftentimes mute and incapable of action. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

My ambition now I shall only put upon my pen, whereby I shall be able to maintain memory and merit of the times succeeding. Bacon by R. W. Church [1884]

George Gissing It might be sheer laziness, possibly a result of that mental habit, discernible In his look, whereby he had come to regard his own judgment as the criterion of all matters in heaven and earth. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

Andrew Lang Wherefore, if you have anything to show or set forth whereby you may be relieved from the burden of these accusations, now is the time. Letters to Dead Authors by Andrew Lang

Bram Stoker So she decided on a bold scheme of escape from the convent, whereby she might obliterate her tracks. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

As he lay on his ragged bed, sleepless, that night, he suddenly saw, clearly, as though the Fates had placed it in his hand, the weapon whereby he should achieve his desire. Limehouse Nights by Thomas Burke

George Berkeley Qu. Whether paper-money or notes may not be issued from the national bank, on the security of hemp, of linen, or other manufactures whereby the poor might be supported in their industry? 268. The Querist by George Berkeley [1735]

H. G. Wells This was Dr. Winkles, that convincing young practitioner, who has already appeared in this story as the means whereby Redwood was able to convey the Food to his son. The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth by H. G. Wells [1904]

Sinclair Lewis No! Jinny was the true goddess, perfect in every part, under law of the miracle whereby a woman who is completely lovely of face is lovely also in skin and limbs and shoulders and voice and walk. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

Three steps he took from the pillar whereby he leaned, and stood between the bride and bridegroom. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood. by Written and illustrated by Howard Pyle

The procureur-general is the king’s right hand to punish the guilty; the office is the means whereby also he can evade the administration of justice. Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Rudyard Kipling He had spent the afternoon on another mountain top, inspecting gun positions; whereby he had been shelled a little — marmite is the slang for it. France at War by Rudyard Kipling [1915]

Francis Bacon First, the revealing of affairs, whereby they become less secret. The Essays by Francis Bacon [1601]

Then said she, “I thought I had set forth counsel whereby ye should not come hither, but none may deal with his shapen fate. The Story of the Volsungs by translated by William Morris and Eirikr Magnusson

Richard Hakluy Coming near the coast we found many fair sounds and good roads for shipping, and many great inlets into the land, whereby we judged this land to be a great number of islands standing together. Voyages in Search of The North-West Passage by Richard Hakluy

George Berkeley In order therefore to fix their notions they seem to conceive the corporeal world as finite, and the utmost unmoved walls or shell thereof to be the place whereby they estimate true motions. A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge by George Berkeley [1710]

He had been prominent in putting down some factory riots, and had acted as magistrate with promptitude, and had given orders to the military to fire, whereby a couple of lives had been lost. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

G. K. Chesterton The second is that he almost always makes a false picture of his past, and fosters a fictitious memory, whereby that detail seems in retrospect to dominate his career. The Return of Don Quixote by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

Rudyard Kipling The grave debate drifts into a discussion of a recent river accident, whereby a big steamer was damaged, and had to put back and discharge cargo. City of Dreadful Night by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

H.P. Lovecraft The non-compliance of that relative, whereby the letters were saved after all, has alone kept the matter from a merciful oblivion. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H.P. Lovecraft [1927]

I knew Yevgeny Nikolaitch as a modest and well-behaved young man, whereby he may well attract, gain and deserve respect in society. A Novel in Nine Letters by Fyodor Dostoyevsky [1847]

Long ago had Gorice VII. practised forbidden arts therein, and folk said that in that chamber he raised up those spirits whereby he gat his bane. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

He had lived all his little life in grown-up society, and had been allowed to hear everything, and to talk about everything, whereby he had come to consider himself an oracle. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]