Phrases with "whole"

Anthony Trollope He had been struck by a musket ball on the breast, while they were crossing the bridge, and the whole troop of horsemen, who were behind, had passed over his body. La Vendée by Anthony Trollope

The queer, enigmatic, clever girl had the whole of Donnington’s steadfast heart. From Out the Vasty Deep by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1920]

Rudyard Kipling And by eight o’clock not even a bit of paper left! The whole show packed up and gone, and Huckley hoo-raying for the earth being flat. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

Arthur Conan Doyle Then something gave way in the middle, and the whole mass of green iron, smoking coals, brass fittings, wheels, wood-work, and cushions all crumbled together and crashed down into the mine. Tales of Terror and Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle [1923]

H. Rider Haggard I have a whole fortnight before me. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

And this the whole year round. Italian Journeys by William Dean Howells [1867]

Very often a whole line of the verse would seem to be obliterated, and no matter how conscientiously I tried, I could not get it back into my mind’s eye. My Childhood by Maksim Gorky

Victor Hugo Because formerly he had succoured an infant, he felt a ridiculous desire to succour the whole world. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

H. Rider Haggard One, which was exceedingly beautiful, represented a whole battle scene with a convoy of captives being marched off in the distance. King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard

H. G. Wells The whole of this home is, in comparison with the shopman’s, wide open to new influences. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

Charles Dickens Poor Hester, however, rejected it with her whole will, heart, and soul. The Haunted House by Charles Dickens [1859]

M. R. James A certain old Nathaniel Ager was the first one I knew — I was born and brought up quite near here — and he, I believe, camped out at the place during the whole of the war of 1870. A Warning to the Curious and other ghost stories by M. R. James

Thomas Hardy She was no longer the milkmaid, but a visionary essence of woman — a whole sex condensed into one typical form. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

George Gissing You know quite well, Alfred, how easy it is to see the whole story in quite another way. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Arthur Conan Doyle There was the sound of a turning key and the whole tribe of the Leatherskins was locked into the hut. Danger! and other stories by Arthur Conan Doyle [1918]

David Hume The whole nobility will form one body, and the whole people another, without any of those private feuds and animosities, which spread ruin and desolation everywhere. That Politics may be reduced to a Science by David Hume

Wilkie Collins Don’t think it! I say it’s the passion of a life! Do you hear? It’s the passion of a man’s whole life! I am not to be trifled with. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Nikolai Gogol There was a whole squadron of Russian shop-keepers from the Gostinnui Dvor, and from the old-clothes mart, in blue coats of foreign make. The Mysterious Portrait by Nikolai Gogol

The ideally perfect whole is certainly that whole of which the parts also are perfect — if we can depend on logic for anything, we can depend on it for that definition. A Pluralistic Universe by William James [1909]

Sir Archie, watching the whole thing in some stupefaction, thought he had never in his days seen more nobly matched human creatures. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

The whole house, as it were, was taken in charge. The Woman with One Hand by Richard Marsh

How? They could not all see one another — whole tree-tops intervened. Can Such Things Be? by Ambrose Bierce [1893]

Sometimes he would lie awake the whole night, trying but unable to make a single line. Milton by Mark Pattison [1879]

The whole right-hand side of the lane was bordered by an ancient, red-brick wall which bounded the estate. The Haunted Woman by David Lindsay [1922]

In fact Scott’s comparative abstinence from politics was due, I believe, chiefly to the fact that during almost the whole of his literary life, Tories and not Whigs were in power. Sir Walter Scott by Richard H. Hutton [1878]

Gaston Leroux And yet the whole of this mystery has not been revealed. Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux [1907]

Even in 1836, a woman who undertook the business of a retail shop, managing the whole concern herself, although greatly respected, she never took her rank amongst the first classes of society. Three Hundred Years Hence by Mary Griffith

Anthony Trollope The dialogue is often lively, and some of the incidents are well told; but the story as a whole was a failure. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Thus far, no woman in the world has ever once spoken out her whole heart and her whole mind. The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle She loves me with her whole heart and soul, and never more than now. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

Robert Louis Stevenson The whole world, town or country, was to Pepys a garden of Armida. Wherever he went, his steps were winged with the most eager expectation; whatever he did, it was done with the most lively pleasure. Familiar Studies of Men and Books by Robert Louis Stevenson

Guy de Maupassant A straight nose stopped short, as if cut off suddenly above the upper lip which was covered with a black mustache; over the whole chin was a closely-cropped beard. Sundays of a Bourgeois (Les Dimanches d’un bourgeois de Paris) by Guy de Maupassant [1880]

Samuel Johnson The oak and the thorn is equally a stranger, and the whole country is extended in uniform nakedness, except that in the road between Kirkaldy and Cowpar, I passed for a few yards between two hedges. A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson

G. K. Chesterton Within our narrow island there is a whole series of such infinities; as if the island itself could hold seven seas. Tales of the Long Bow by G. K. Chesterton [1925]

A lone canoe-man, now, should be more easily deceived — or overcome — than a whole bargeload. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

E. F. Benson Oh dear me, the post goes in half an hour, and I have a whole budget to send. The Gardener by E. F. Benson

Henry James In the last resort the whole burden of the human lot came upon them; it pressed upon them far more than on the others, the intolerable load of fate. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

The whole sequence of events is rather interesting. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

The whole thing was absurd and indecent. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

George Gissing Two days—Monday, Tuesday—and in that brief time the whole face of the future had changed for him. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Wilkie Collins I offer you both the whole day to yourselves, week after week, for the next three months. The Devil’s Spectacles by Wilkie Collins [1879]

H.P. Lovecraft He had heard the tales of his son’s new friendship, and had wormed the whole truth out of “the boy. The Thing on the Doorstep by H.P. Lovecraft [1933]

The whole division was under arms in fifteen minutes, and after coming up close in front of us, the enemy, finding us so strong, fell back. Memories and Studies by William James

Miles Franklin Little me who never had a penny, at any rate not five pounds spent on me in a whole year! It was a dazzling prospect until I picked it to pieces. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

Olaf Stapledon My whole musical body trembled and wavered with faintness. Collected Stories by Olaf Stapledon

The great instaurator of all knowledge, Bacon, in preaching the necessity of altering the whole method of knowing, included as matter of course the method of teaching to know. Milton by Mark Pattison [1879]

William Henry Hudson A whole year was mine in which to love her and win her gentle heart. A Crystal Age by William Henry Hudson

Arthur Conan Doyle The whole wide moor lay before me, without a sign of movement upon its broad expanse. The Mystery of Cloomber by Arthur Conan Doyle [1889]

Leon Trotsky A whole science was created for fabricating artificial reputations, composing fantastic biographies, and boosting the appointed leaders. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Walter Scott Her chequed screen was deposited carefully in her bundle, and she conformed to the national extravagance of wearing shoes and stockings for the whole day. The Heart of Mid-Lothian by Walter Scott [1818]

Ivan Turgenev The whole system of education wants changing. Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev

That one awful moment, when conviction that his words were true, forced itself upon her, was enough to sober her for a whole lifetime. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

After a long consideration, he ate the whole pie over the kitchen sink, being most careful that any crumbs he made should fall back into the brown-paper bag. The Beachy Head Murder by Arthur Gask [1941]

Arnold Bennett The whole rigmarole of police and police-cells and formalities seemed insincere. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

John Galsworthy Believe me, Miss Cherrell, I am deeply sorry about the whole business. Flowering Wilderness by John Galsworthy

H.P. Lovecraft It had for some time been noticed that dogs had begun to hate and fear the whole Whateley place as violently as they hated and feared young Wilbur personally. The Dunwich Horror by H.P. Lovecraft [1928]

It took four men one whole day to cut it up. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Sinclair Lewis McGurk would slip away from a conference affecting the commerce of a whole West Indian island to sit on a high stool, silent, and watch Gottlieb work. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

Virginia Woolf The whole aspect of the place started another train of thought and struck her as enviably free; in such a room one could work — one could have a life of one’s own. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

Walter Scott I will mount also, with some brisk fellows, who will lodge you safe at Vale Royal, though the Sheriff stopped the way with a whole posse comitatus. Peveril of the Peak by Walter Scott [1822]

Elizabeth Gaskell She moved calmly and slowly forwards; Mr. Preston went a step or two to meet her, his hand held out, and the whole expression of his face that of eager delight. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

G. K. Chesterton The whole tragedy of that incident is in the fact that he does expect the universe to be kind to him, that he does believe that he is living in a just world. Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

Olaf Stapledon Victor laughed, and then let himself go on the subject of over-simplifying history and human nature for the sake of a theory which was largely true but not the whole truth. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

Anna Katherine Green The whole town is in the street. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

H.P. Lovecraft From a central pad, pairs of saw-toothed nippers projected in opposite directions — quite baffling as to function, if indeed the whole object were exclusively an organ of locomotion. The Whisperer in Darkness by H.P. Lovecraft [1930]

Some day I will tell you the whole miserable story. The Childerbridge Mystery by Guy Boothby [1902]

The whole of this horrid drama had been played out in less than half an hour. Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

Henry Handel Richardson The whole day lay before them; they were bound to no fixed hours; and, throughout the morning, they made frequent halts, to gather the wild raspberries that grew by the roadside. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Jules Verne They composed the whole living population of the island, except a few wild boars in the interior and myriads of penguins. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

Thus, as it seems to me, the manner in which single species and whole groups of species become extinct accords well with the theory of natural selection. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

Gaston Leroux As to what happened in this place three nights ago, I must say it kept me wondering for a whole day and a night. Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux [1907]

Jeremy Bentham Others, however they may apply to whole classes of persons, yet in their application to different individuals are susceptible of perhaps an indefinite variety of degrees. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

Some of the families killed two separate half pigs a year; others one, or even two, whole ones, and the meat provided them with bacon for the winter or longer. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

D. H. Lawrence They feel the whole damned thing is doomed, and I believe it is. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

His whole attitude was that of a guilty man, caught in the very act. The Hidden Door by Arthur Gask [1934]

And they were obviously about to appeal to the issue of arms to decide this contest when one of their number came up, whose arrival changed the whole course of action. Ralph Rashleigh by James Tucker

Arthur Conan Doyle What can it mean? Surely my whole chain of reasoning cannot have been false. A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle [1887]

Oh, you know what I mean! A few months ago, all of a sudden, it seemed as if my whole mind had changed. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

Andrew Lang Peter then told her the whole story, and of his striking the flames with the three napkins as he had been told to do. The Crimson Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

E. Phillips Oppenheim He had sacrificed so much to it—his whole life had been moulded and shaped to that one end. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

Victor Hugo Francis d’Albescola, he who tore from the Turkish ports their iron chains, remained a whole day without consciousness when they made him pope. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

William Makepeace Thackeray Programmes, however, have been published of the affair, and your vivid fancy will not fail to give life to them, and the whole magnificent train will pass before you. The Second Funeral of Napoleon by William Makepeace Thackeray [1841]

Caroline Lamb The meeting was apparently over: there were whole parties returning from below, in different directions. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

Olaf Stapledon They attributed the whole agitation to ‘subversive elements’, to ne’er-do-wells who could do nothing but stir up trouble. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

Maria Edgeworth The experience of my whole life leaves me only the deplorable conviction that it is impossible to do good, that it is vain to hope even for friendship from those whom we oblige. Madame de Fleury by Maria Edgeworth

I am the additional fraction trailing after the whole number in the rear of a decimal point. The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman [1911]

Andrew Lang Thus a whole year passed, and when it was over the troll called him home, for he was now in his power like all the other animals. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Arthur Conan Doyle It was of a light pink colour veined with a delicate green, but the whole huge fabric so tenuous that it was but a fairy outline against the dark blue sky. Tales of Terror and Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle [1923]

George Gissing His instinct had guided him aright; Jane was still too young to be called upon solemnly to decide her whole future. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Arthur Machen Now and then such doings as these excite a whole neighbourhood; sometimes a London paper sends a man down to make an investigation. The Great Return by Arthur Machen

His whole dress seemed very fresh and new, and in fact he had cast aside his Texan habiliments only the day before. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

Anthony Trollope Well, this is the luckiest chance: come on, before a whole crowd are down upon us, and swamp us all. La Vendée by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope If you’ll agree to that, we’ll have a special leader to say how well Lord What’s-his-name has done with the borough; and we’ll be your horgan through the whole session. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Jack London His whole demeanour, every action, was stamped with this purpose. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

Never in my whole life have I heard such language as she has used. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

Edith Wharton If only by listening, by giving you my whole mind, I believe I can; but you’ll be able to tell better tomorrow. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

In spite of her passion for the society of the great, she wrote and worked throughout her whole career for the cause of liberty, and she was ever on the side of the oppressed. Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century by George Paston [1902]

Thomas Hardy The steeped aspect of the woman as a whole showed her to be no native of the country-side or even of a country-town. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

In fact, he deduced from the occurrence an entire system, possessing himself, like Cuvier, in another order of things, of a fragment of life to reconstruct a whole creation. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

George Borrow They searched the whole house, and were much disappointed at not finding you. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

William Black He is now sixteen, would fain pass for a man, and has a whole golden guinea in his pocket. Goldsmith by William Black [1878]

Wilkie Collins As it is, I must live a life of deceit, and feign respect and regard for a man whom I despise with my whole heart. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

Maria Edgeworth The whole pleasure of the evening was destroyed by the most foolish circumstance imaginable. Leonora by Maria Edgeworth [1806]

Urbain Canel declared that he could go no further with the venture, the partners withdrew, and Balzac was left alone to bear the whole burden of the enterprise. Honore de Balzac by Albert Keim and Louis Lumet [1914]

But there he is!—there they all are—the whole Fletchings party,—coming in now!” Barbara turned eagerly round. Barbara Rebell by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1905]

Wilkie Collins The whole household accompanied us to the Deadhouse, at the opposite extremity of the building. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

Guy de Maupassan You will deprive me of my bread for my whole life; you will ruin my whole career. Bellflower (Clochette) by Guy de Maupassan

Henry James The Count had plainly no sense for morals, and poor Longmore, who had the finest, would have been glad to borrow his recipe for appearing then so to range the whole scale of the senses. Madame de Mauves by Henry James [1874]

E. Phillips Oppenheim That he would be able to withdraw the whole of the securities at a moment’s notice was, to say the least of it, unlikely. Harvey Garrard's Crime by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1926]

Katherine Mansfield It’s changed my whole nature. In a German Pension by Katherine Mansfield [1911]

G. K. Chesterton The whole apparatus compact and complete and everything much more convenient than the old process. The Return of Don Quixote by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

Anthony Trollope The story with which I must occupy the time of the court, I fear, for the whole remainder of the day, with reference to the Lovel family, is replete with marvels and romance. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

There was no lamp in the corridor save the moon, but the whole house was bright as I slipped down the great staircase and across the hall to the library. The Grove of Ashtaroth by John Buchan [1910]

H. G. Wells I can answer all your questions now, Sunray. I have lived through a whole life in that Old world. The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

R. D. Blackmore But even that was not very likely, because (as seemed to be widely known) the venture was a very large one, and the landers would require a whole night’s work to get entirely through with it. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Thomas Hughes The clock strikes eight, and the whole field becomes fevered with excitement. Tom Brown’s School Days by Thomas Hughes

The hesitation was only for a moment, for a voice among them cried out, and the whole pack gave tongue shrilly and surged on again. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

The whole business was most irregular, I believe, but my friend was not likely to worry himself much about that. Dr Nikola’s Experiment by Guy Boothby [1899]

It was a good deal; and I asked him, as he entrusted the whole affair to me, in whose name I should take the receipt. The Room in the Dragon Volant by J. Sheridan LeFanu

And true it is as ill it is, that the whole Witchland army marched away past us in the dark. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

Charlotte Perkins Gilman We are at work, slowly and carefully, developing our whole people along these lines. Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1915]

His first irresistible notion was that the whole China Sea had climbed on the bridge. Typhoon by Joseph Conrad [1902]

Willa Cather His whole figure seemed very much alive under his clothes, with a restless, muscular energy that had something of the cruelty of wild animals in it. A Lost Lady by Willa Cather [1923]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The last few hours had witnessed a curious evolution in Hildyard’s whole sensuous nature. The Amazing Judgment by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

In a flash the whole truth dawned upon him. ’Long Live the King!’ by Guy Boothby [1900]

She may think I have the whole document intact, or — and this I fancy is probable — she may believe that there isn’t any confession in existence. The Mystery Queen by Fergus Hume

Well,” he came back to his seat, slipping his keys into his trouser pocket, “the whole thing puzzles me. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

Olaf Stapledon Since in the “democratic” countries women had attained great economic independence, their demand for fertilization by “brute-men” caused the whole matter to be commercialized. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

In detail it was not so bad now, but the whole was a violent effect of porches, gables, chimneys, galleries, loggias, balconies, and jalousies, which nature had not yet had time to palliate. Annie Kilburn by William Dean Howells

Watkin Tench Some of the walks are extremely pleasant from the shade they afford, and the whole garden is very neatly kept. A Narrative of the The Expedition to Botany Bay by Watkin Tench [1788]

The desire to aid, to succour, to protect, to comfort, to bless, seemed to pervade her whole being. The Coming Race by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1871]

Gray gambrel-roofed houses stand out here and there, with thick-throated chimneys that seem to hold the whole together. A Study of Hawthorne by G. P. Lathrop [1876]

The whole party would doubtless have perished but for the customary meeting with our emissaries. Lost Horizon by James Hilton

During seed-time, Burns might be frequently seen at an early hour in the fields with his sowing sheet; but as he was often called away on business, he did not sow the whole of his grain. Robert Burns by John Campbell Shairp [1879]

Algernon Blackwood He blundered against the tent pole with violence, shaking the whole structure, spreading his arms out frantically for more room, and kicking his legs impetuously free of the clinging blankets. The Wendigo by Algernon Blackwood [1910]

Anthony Trollope We have already counted those who would go into office, but they will not carry the whole party. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Arthur Conan Doyle The protector had become the protected, and the whole fabric of the feudal system was tottering to a fall. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Henry Handel Richardson Meanwhile, of course, she worked at her lessons with unflagging zeal, for it was by no means her intention to throw the whole onus of her success on the Divine shoulders. The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson

E. Phillips Oppenheim Something about his voice and whole manner seemed different that night, and the immediate significance of his words suddenly dawned upon every one. The Glenlitten Murder by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1929]

Anton Chekhov The man of learning meditates, half reclining on a soft lounge, and Ivan Matveyitch, leaving his collar in peace, concentrates his whole attention on his boots. The Chorus Girl and other stories by Anton Chekhov

Jules Verne The vertical props which supported the beams of the ceiling, and rested on those of the floor, had evidently aided the catastrophe by their weight, and the whole house had been engulfed. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

Kate Chopin The whole story was plain to him as if it had been told by a revealing angel. At Fault by Kate Chopin

The whole status of children has improved, partly because they have grown relatively less numerous. Collected Essays by George Orwell

Sir Walter Scott There is a huge lumbering Saint Christopher yonder, sufficient to bear a whole company to the earth. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott [1820]

Besides, if I told the whole story, and by any miracle was believed, I would be playing their game. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan [1915]

George Meredith I eat and drink just as you all do; and if I have a headache, I’m stunned with a whole family screaming as hard as they can that I’m going to die. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Henry Handel Richardson Cuffy’s resentment at being torn from the sea a whole fortnight too soon did not stand before the excitements of a journey: first in a coach and then in a train. Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

Oscar Wilde His head was leaning on his hand, and his whole attitude was one of extreme depression. The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde [1887]

Ann Radcliffe His visage was wan and wasted, his eyes were sunk and become nearly motionless, and his whole air and attitudes exhibited the wild energy of something — not of this earth. The Italian by Ann Radcliffe [1796]

George Gissing An evening like that she had spent in the huge crowd, with a man like Crewe to amuse her with his talk, was worth whole oceans of ‘culture. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

I am not so old as all that, and with my character — well, however that may be —” He spoke to me eloquently for a whole hour. In the World by Maksim Gorky

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]

Robert Louis Stevenson Life itself, I submitted, was a far too risky business as a whole to make each additional particular of danger worth regard. Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes by Robert Louis Stevenson

Anthony Trollope There was nothing for him to do during the whole of that day but wait for the evening, when the promised revelation would be made to him. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

Arthur Conan Doyle Travellers who have searched the whole world round have found no fairer view. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Walter Scott But the way to Inverary lay through almost impassable mountains, the season was extremely rigorous, and the whole country was covered with a deep snow. Chronicles of the Canongate by Walter Scott [1827]

The bank manager is sure, too, that he could hear someone behind the estate agent the whole time, prompting him to ask the various questions that were put. The Vengeance of Larose by Arthur Gask [1939]

The morrow being the day of the picnic, he would have whole holiday. A Tragedy by Ellen Wood [1886]

George Meredith That most noble of ladies’ whole mind was knotted to preserve her child during her time of endurance up to her moment of trial. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

I don’t know what tune, and the whole impression is as vague as smoke, but I tell it you for what it is worth. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

Jules Verne The whole morning Hobson and Sergeant Long wandered about the coast. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

Anthony Trollope The task was so troublesome that she was compelled to recopy the whole of her long letter, because the sentences as first written did not please her. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

Willa Cather Mrs. Kronborg made Giddy sing the whole twelve verses of this one, and laughed until she wiped her eyes. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Algernon Blackwood Now that the whole truth in all its ugliness was out, it seemed useless to deal in further disguise or pretense. The Wendigo by Algernon Blackwood [1910]

Charles Dickens He had come straight away from his work, on being written to, and had walked the whole journey; and was on his way to Mr. Bounderby’s country house after dark, when he fell. Hard Times by Charles Dickens [1854]

She saw his whole frame shaken by his sobs. The Infidel by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1900]

Washington Irving The whole history of this amiable but unfortunate prince is highly romantic. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

William Godwin Had the revival of whole armies been her will, armies would have stood up obedient to her bidding. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

Sinclair Lewis We know, all right — oh, we know the whole plot! — but we just want to find out whether you’ve finally come to your senses and been converted, my little friend. It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis

Elizabeth Gaskell The whole machinery — I don’t mean the wood and iron machinery now — of the cotton trade is so new that it is no wonder if it does not work well in every part all at once. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

Arthur Machen Before we can do anything, we’ve got to have the whole tale, fair and square. The Children of the Pool by Arthur Machen

Gertrude Stein A whole centre and a border make hanging a way of dressing. Tender Buttons by Gertrude Stein [1914]

Olaf Stapledon Now and then he emerges upon some bare mountain-top, to be rewarded by a panorama that embraces seemingly a whole virgin continent, the home, perhaps, of a future civilisation. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

Olaf Stapledon I saw the whole land curving down from me, over the planet’s shoulder. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

H. G. Wells What is extremism? The whole truth and nothing but the truth. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

It was strange too — for that was not the sort of illustration that the Weekly used; it was against all precedent —— against the whole policy of the paper. The Maker of Moons by Robert W. Chambers

David Hume For what reason? but because a hasty temper, though a constant cause or principle in the mind, operates only by intervals, and infects not the whole character. An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding by David Hume

It is one, moreover, against which I have had to battle my whole life long. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

William Makepeace Thackeray In a certain newspaper there used to be lately a whole column of advertisements from ogres who would put on the most plausible, nay, piteous appearance, in order to inveigle their victims. Roundabout Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1860-63]

Arthur Conan Doyle His whole attitude expressed such dejection that his ward, who had just entered the room, felt more drawn towards him than she had ever done before. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Maria Edgeworth Mrs. Holloway still hung back, saying it was a tender point; and hinting, that it would lessen her esteem and confidence in one most dear to her, to hear the whole truth. The Good Aunt by Maria Edgeworth

Anthony Trollope It seemed to her at the moment as though the whole difficulty were to be solved by an act of grace on the part of her friend. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

Willa Cather The whole question of a young man’s marrying has looked pretty grave to me for a long while. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Kate Chopin Her whole attitude-toward me and everybody and everything-has changed. The Awakening by Kate Chopin

Oliver Twist, like the Sketches, was illustrated by George Cruikshank, a pencil humourist of no common calibre, but as a rule ugly with the whole virtuous intention of his heart. Dickens by Adolphus William Ward [1882]

We come now to a more remarkable circumstance, the affliction of a whole family with the same form of insanity. The Book of Were-Wolves by S. Baring-Gould [1865]

Arnold Bennett She had done it haughtily, and not with kindness, but she had done it with the whole force of her will. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Anthony Trollope The young parson might possibly inherit the whole of the estate, whereas he was aware that the present Squire would move heaven and earth to leave it, or a portion of it, to his own son. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Arthur Morrison I got the whole advertisement, as you remember, and I studied it. The Chronicles of Martin Hewitt by Arthur Morrison

George Meredith I know the whole way, and it is not more than a two days’ walk for you and me. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Very truly, THOMAS. I cannot bring myself to pass a whole day away from her side. The Circular Study by Anna Katharine Green

Charles Dickens When stray pedestrians, shivering along the latter, looked down at the glowing fires in kitchens, and sharpened their sharp appetites by sniffing up the fragrance of whole miles of dinners. The Haunted Man and the Ghost’s Bargain by Charles Dickens [1848]

Washington Irving I slowly retraced my morning’s walk, and as I passed out at the portal of the cloisters, the door, closing with a jarring noise behind me, filled the whole building with echoes. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

Arthur Conan Doyle The sun was almost upon the horizon behind Dungeness Point, and the whole western heaven was bright with the glory of the sunset, which blended sea and sky in one blaze of ruddy light. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

Mark Twain The walls of all the rooms was plastered, and most had carpets on the floors, and the whole house was whitewashed on the outside. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Ivan Turgenev And behold, along the whole far boundary of the earth, something began to stir, some sort of small, roundish hillocks began heaving and falling. Dream tales and prose poems by Ivan Turgenev

Fouquet accompanied him, and the whole court followed, leaving the remains of the fireworks consuming for their own amusement. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

The whole room was, I can’t tell how, repulsive to me. An Account of Some Strange Disturbances in Aungier Street by J. Sheridan Le Fanu [1851]

The whole place had the same slumberous out-of-season look she remembered so well of old in the days when hunting was over. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

H. G. Wells For an instant I could have believed the whole thing a dream. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]