Phrases with "wholly"

George Gissing I fear I said some things that were not wholly true. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

Olaf Stapledon But the stars gave him an intense exhilaration, which, when he tried to justify it to his father, turned out to be, or to seem, wholly irrational. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

H.P. Lovecraft Mr. Ward now determined to call in person upon his son, making it wholly a surprise visit. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H.P. Lovecraft [1927]

Nathaniel Hawthorne When discovered by Dr. Melmoth at Hugh Crombie’s inn, she was wholly prepared for flight, and, but for the intervention of the storm, would, ere then, have been far away. Fanshawe by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1826]

Marjorie Bowen They pressed round with suggestions, requests, half insolent, half inquisitive, wholly malicious. Forget-me-not by Marjorie Bowen [1932]

James Joyce My side, thank decretals, is as safe as motherour’s houses, he continued, and I can seen from my holeydome what it is to be wholly sane. Finnegans Wake by James Joyce

H.P. Lovecraft The unknown things, Akeley wrote in a script grown pitifully tremulous, had begun to close in on him with a wholly new degree of determination. The Whisperer in Darkness by H.P. Lovecraft [1930]

Thomas Paine In France it consists but of one, but in both countries, it is wholly by representation. The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine [1791]

William Godwin His frame either wholly “returns to the earth as it was, or his spirit,” the thinking principle within him, “to God who gave it. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

And that the tutor was not considered to have been wholly free from blame is evident from the fact that the master transferred Milton from Chappell to another tutor, a very unusual proceeding. Milton by Mark Pattison [1879]

One small area at the summit is wholly unencroached upon. A Study of Hawthorne by G. P. Lathrop [1876]

Father Malebranche, in his sublime illusions, not only admitted innate ideas, but did not doubt of our living wholly in God, and that God is, as it were, our soul. Letters on England by Voltaire [1734]

Henry Handel Richardson Mary began to fear the house would prove but sorry winter quarters; and she had ample leisure to indulge such reflections, the bad weather confining her almost wholly within doors. The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

George Gissing The talk was wholly of country pleasures. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

John Lewis Burckhard They appear to have been surrounded by a wall, which now forms a circular enclosure of mounds almost wholly covered with sands. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

And beauty is wholly ideal, an absolute quality, out of relation to person, time, or circumstance. Milton by Mark Pattison [1879]

H.P. Lovecraft Indeed, the type is composed of a form of matter totally alien to our part of space — with electrons having a wholly different vibration-rate. The Whisperer in Darkness by H.P. Lovecraft [1930]

Kate Chopin Madame Ratignolle looked more beautiful than ever there at home, in a neglige which left her arms almost wholly bare and exposed the rich, melting curves of her white throat. The Awakening by Kate Chopin

The rest could fend for themselves, so I stuck to Blenkiron and dragged him, wholly breathless, by the least exposed route. Greenmantle by John Buchan

He was devoted to truth and usefulness, and his character was wholly free from envy and malice (though not from contempt), and from the perverse egoisms that so often go with greatness. Memories and Studies by William James

Guy de Maupassan When a woman hates the man who has conquered her thus, she cannot remain in his presence without showing her hatred, but that man never can remain wholly indifferent to her. Strong as Death by Guy de Maupassan

There was a courage in this which he could not appreciate; the ignobility of his cowardice wholly occupying him. The Ebb-Tide by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

John Lewis Burckhard The plain here is wholly uncultivated, and is overgrown with a wild herb called Khob (ﺐﺧ), which camels and cows feed upon. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

This was a disaster for which the besieged were wholly unprepared. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

In face they were commonplace, with nothing but the American poetry of vivid purpose to light them up, where they did not wholly lack fire. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

George Gissing She wished to enter upon a wholly new life, remote from the social conditions which of late years had crushed her spirit. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

The damp and fetid vegetation of the Coast wholly disappeared. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

Robert Louis Stevenson In one house, perhaps, two-score families herd together; and, perhaps, not one of them is wholly out of the reach of want. Edinburgh Picturesque Notes by Robert Louis Stevenson

Nor was this powerful temptation wholly unavailing: her eyes, furtively raised from her work, cast many a peep towards the writing-table, rich in scattered pictures. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

Willa Cather I shall rely wholly upon your discretion. The Troll Garden by Willa Cather [1905]

Andrew Lang Most boys not wholly immersed in dulness felt it, I think; to myself, for one, Homer was the real beginning of study. Adventures Among Books by Andrew Lang

H.P. Lovecraft Orrendorf and Watkins, working underground at 9:45 with light, found monstrous barrel-shaped fossil of wholly unknown nature; probably vegetable unless overgrown specimen of unknown marine radiata. At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft [1931]

Olaf Stapledon It may consist wholly of gratification here and now for his need for self-respect. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

And though he accomplished but a small part of what he once hoped to do, yet we owe it to him first of all that “the old kingdom” has not wholly sunk into a province. Robert Burns by John Campbell Shairp [1879]

Olaf Stapledon Soon, no doubt, he would return to his former despair, but the memory of this experience would never wholly desert him. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Willa Cather Attitudes, movements, her face, her white arms and fingers, everything was suffused with a rosy tenderness, a warm humility, a gracious and yet — to him — wholly estranging beauty. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Arnold Bennett And withal she was not wholly unhappy. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

Henry James Her declaration that she was looking for rest and retirement had been by no means wholly untrue; nothing that the Baroness said was wholly untrue. The Europeans by Henry James [1878]

For the extremity determines and constitutes the nature of the body; and mixtions, unless the mutual laying of parts by parts are thereby understood, wholly confound all those that are mixed. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

Wilkie Collins With the sensitive selfishness of a woman’s love, she looked on Penrose as a robber who had stolen the sympathies which should have been wholly hers. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

Theodore Dreiser It was somewhat clear in utterance at first, but never wholly convincing. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

William Morris And I have sworn unto her that I would never wholly sunder me from her; and how shall I break mine oath and grieve her, even had I the will thereto, as God wot I have not? And she wept therewith. The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris [1897]

Virginia Woolf But that is not, and perhaps never can be, wholly true. The Common Reader by Virginia Woolf [1925]

G. K. Chesterton It may be an airy, philosophical, and disinterested lust; it may be, so to speak, a virgin lust; but it is lust, because it is wholly self-indulgent and invites no attack. Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

Wilkie Collins Being wholly unable to control him in any other way, I have consented to this. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Olaf Stapledon We noticed a possible, but not wholly satisfactory, answer to this argument. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

Yet mid such desolation a verse I tender of ancient Battiades, new-drest, Ortalus, wholly for you. Poems and Fragments by Catullus

Jonathan Swif The answerers here made the same objection, but it is wholly wrong. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

Hawthorne found, then as always, that in order to practice his art, he must devote himself to it, wholly and completely, leaving side issues to go astern. The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns [1906]

Theodore Dreiser They merely stirred in a nervous and wholly antagonistic way. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

I look on it as wholly unimportant, and it is really not a point worth standing upon for a second. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Theodore Dreiser This, of course, would be an overstatement of the subtlety of Cowperwood at this time, and yet it would not be wholly out of bounds. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

George Gissing It was long before the domestic uproar wholly subsided, but towards eleven o’clock the sisters found themselves together in the drawing-room. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

Henry James Mrs. Wix meanwhile luckily was not wholly directed to repression. What Maisie Knew by Henry James [1897]

Men do not talk to them on rational topics, for they know well enough that such topics do not interest girls, and that they are wholly incapable of applying their minds to them. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

Henry Handel Richardson I have therefore found it advisable to banish the affair from my mind and to devote myself wholly to my studies. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Thomas Carlyle All Poets, all men, have some touches of the Universal; no man is wholly made of that. On Heroes and Hero Worship and the Heroic in History by Thomas Carlyle

Theodore Dreiser She had amused herself with a walk, a book by Bertha M. Clay which Drouet had left there, though she did not wholly enjoy the latter, and by changing her dress for the evening. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

John Locke Though the Peripatetick philosophy has been most eminent in this way, yet other sects have not been wholly clear of it. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

Edmund Burke Thus, by preserving the method of Nature in the conduct of the state, in what we improve we are never wholly new, in what we retain we are never wholly obsolete. Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke [1790]

Jules Verne We supped at a common table with all the people of the farm; and our sleep that night was sound and wholly untroubled by premonitions of the future. The Master of the World by Jules Verne [1904]

Edith Wharton But Alders was never wholly at his ease with her, and was therefore less entertaining to Vance than when the two were alone. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Come! I will remember that the cards are upon the table; I will be wholly frank with you. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

They make it the size of life, and yet they retire it so wholly that you think no more of it than you think of the physiognomy of one who talks importantly to you. My Literary Passions by William Dean Howells

Anthony Trollope A thousand times he had declared that she cared only for the outward show of things, but these outward shows were now wholly indifferent to her. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

George Gissing Don’t think for a moment that you hadn’t your grandfather’s confidence, my dear; it would be distressing yourself wholly without reason — wholly. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Wilkie Collins Do you remember the one conviction that sustained me? I told you, Emily, there was a time of fulfillment to come in our two lives; and I have never wholly lost the dear belief. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

It is scarcely hazardous to say that irony is the very salt of the novel: and that just as you put salt even in a cake, so it is not wise to neglect it wholly even in a romance. The English Novel by George Saintsbury [1913]

Theodore Dreiser In cast of countenance he was not wholly unlike General Grant, with a short gray beard and mustache which always seemed more or less unkempt and hair that hung down over his forehead in a gray mass. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Theodore Dreiser Her clothes had for some time been wholly satisfactory. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

I do not know why, but I imagine that this woman, wholly unknown to me as she is, and wholly unknown to her as I am, has an influence over my life. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Thomas Carlyle The hypothesis which ascribes Paganism wholly or mostly to this agency, I call a little more respectable; but I cannot yet call it the true hypothesis. On Heroes and Hero Worship and the Heroic in History by Thomas Carlyle

Theodore Dreiser His mind concentrated wholly on how to save himself financially. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

H.P. Lovecraft The distance was greater than we wished, but we could get no nearer house without going on the other side of the field, wholly out of the factory district. Herbert West — Reanimator by H.P. Lovecraft [1922]

Such are the methods of Biology — methods which are obviously identical with those of all other sciences, and therefore wholly incompetent to form the ground of any distinction between it and them. Science and Education by Thomas Henry Huxley

H. G. Wells It would have seemed a strange thing to the men of the former time that it should be an open question as it is to-day whether the world is wholly Christian or not Christian at all. The World Set Free by H. G. Wells [1914]

But I had somehow in my mind a shade of uneasiness, for I was the witness of a transformation too swift and violent to be wholly natural. Fullcircle by John Buchan [1920]

William Dampier The rivers on this side are not wholly destitute of gold though not so rich as the rivers on the other side of the bay. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

He said the right things about that wholly admirable piece. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

Charles Stur They were, in fact, wholly different in formation from hills in general. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

John Lewis Burckhard A village, which the Wahabys had almost wholly ruined, stands on the slope, with a small tower constructed by the inhabitants to secure the produce of their fields against the invasion of enemies. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

Rudyard Kipling Jungle-fashion, he slept out the rest of that night and all the next day; for his instincts, which never wholly slept, warned him there was nothing to fear. The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling [1895]

Her aristocracy was wholly of race; it had nothing to do with position or wealth; it was a creed belated, no doubt, and reactionary, but it was not vulgar. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

The interest was wholly personal. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

His arguments carried the day, his choice was approved by the committee, and I had the anonymous satisfaction to know that arguments and choice were wholly mine. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Now things are wholly changed, and almost every naturalist admits the great principle of evolution. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

Virginia Woolf But though I honour him for the attempt, I doubt that it is wholly successful. The Death of the Moth and other essays by Virginia Woolf [1942]

Mark Twain You say the mind is wholly spiritual; then you say “I have a pain” and find that this time the Me is mental AND spiritual combined. What is Man? and other essays by Mark Twain

Sir Walter Scott Ere they approached the city the partial cannonade had wholly ceased. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

He had the touch of comedy which makes pathos endurable, but another incident was wholly pathetic. Familiar Spanish Travels by William Dean Howells

Henry David Thoreau The rays which stream through the shutter will be no longer remembered when the shutter is wholly removed. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

Augustine Birrell Hull was not wholly unmindful of her late and (William Wilberforce notwithstanding) her most famous member. Andrew Marvell by Augustine Birrell [1905]

I ain’t going to fight the G. L. & P.” Lapham wheeled about in his chair and turned his burly back on his visitor, who sat wholly unmoved. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

Henry Handel Richardson After waiting half an hour she was called into a room built wholly of white tiles. Two Tales of Old Strasbourg by Henry Handel Richardson

Robert Louis Stevenson As I lay against the parapet, wholly wretched and not entirely master of my mind, I could hear my kinsman maundering to himself in an altered and melancholy mood. The Merry Men by Robert Louis Stevenson

T. E. Lawrence Relation between us and them was universal, for the civil population of the enemy area was wholly ours without pay or persuasion. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

G. K. Chesterton Browning’s proposals were, of course, as matters stood, of a character to dismay and repel all those who surrounded Elizabeth Barrett. It was not wholly a matter of the fancies of her father. Robert Browning by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

And, moreover, you need not for a moment to insinuate that the virtues have taken refuge in cottages and wholly abandoned slated houses. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

He could again bless God for the boon of existence, and look forward to future years, if not with eager anticipation, yet with a calm reliance upon the power of good, wholly remote from despair. Lodore by Mary Shelley

Edith Wharton He knew she did not wholly approve of his journey, though she had made no unfavourable comment, and had even offered of her own accord to keep an eye on the Pension Rosenglüh in his absence. The Children by Edith Wharton [1928]

They saw each other’s young faces by the starlight, and that dim June twilight which does not wholly fade from the west till dawn begins to break in the east. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

My mind was wholly set upon Laputa. He was walking wearily, yet at a good pace, and his head was always turning, like a wild creature snuffing the wind. Prester John by John Buchan

George Gissing I found that I must either devote myself wholly to music or give it up altogether. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Thomas Hardy His old sense of indebtedness to Knight had never wholly forsaken him; his love for Elfride was generous now. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

Huish seemed to thrive on the excess; he was never sober, yet never wholly tipsy; the food and the sea air had soon healed him of his disease, and he began to lay on flesh. The Ebb-Tide by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Radclyffe Hall She would want to save herself for her work; she would want to give herself wholly to Mary. Yet quite often she would work far into the night. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

The human mind is not at its best when it is wholly unprepared: it cannot twist itself hither and thither without even a moment’s notice. A Second Coming by Richard Marsh [1900]

In a general way, though not wholly nor consistently, these two groups coincide. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

Wilkie Collins His thoughts were wholly with the brave and patient Christian who had left him — the true man, whose spotless integrity no evil influence could corrupt. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

John Locke This proceeds not wholly from self-love, though that has often a great hand in it. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

Arthur Machen Not merely solitary; that he had often been amongst the woods and deep in the lanes; but now it was a wholly different and a very strange sensation. The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen [1907]

Robert Louis Stevenson GO(D) knows, my Martial, if we two could be To enjoy our days set wholly free; To the true life together bend our mind, And take a furlough from the falser kind. New Poems by Robert Louis Stevenson

During the four years which followed, she led a precarious existence, sometimes with little else to live upon but hope, which never wholly abandons a young girl who knows she has pretty eyes. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Jack London The source of his financial strength lay wholly in the middle class. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

Variability is the necessary basis for the action of selection, and is wholly independent of it. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Thomas More All that is incumbent on them is only to exhort and admonish the people; for the power of correcting and punishing ill men belongs wholly to the Prince and to the other magistrates. Utopia by Thomas More

Of course I am wholly modern in sentiment, and think nothing more noble than to publish people’s private affairs at so much a line. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

E. Phillips Oppenheim At the same time, I do not think you were wholly disinterested. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

Her miraculous life passed into those others, and she herself, without any apparent gain to herself from her voice and smile and gesture and free love, was left wholly to her old. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

He entered the pines, and, shaping his course by the low line of cliffs, came to the place where he had first met Katrine. Thus far he felt that he was not wholly outside the pale of kindly things. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

Frances Hodgson Burnett What they liked he did not and was wholly undisturbed by the circumstances of being considered a rigid old fossil. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Samuel Johnson It is, however, proper to observe, that Mr. Savage always declared the characters wholly fictitious, and without the least allusion to any real persons or actions. Lives of the Poets by Samuel Johnson

Walter Besant I need not speak of his powers wholly with admiration, because their exercise had led him, as will presently be seen, to disgrace and almost to ruin. Dorothy Forster by Walter Besant [1884]

Olaf Stapledon The genuine revolutionary lives wholly for the revolution, as the genuine saint lives wholly for his God. Like the saint, the sincere revolutionary is inspired by generous feeling for his fellow men. Saints and Revolutionaries by Olaf Stapledon

Arthur Schopenhauer The mistaken views of life, which spring from a false application of general ideas, have afterwards to be corrected by long years of experience; and it is seldom that they are wholly corrected. Studies in Pessimism by Arthur Schopenhauer

He was content that men should think his old ties with her not wholly broken. Signa by Ouida

E. Phillips Oppenheim Success, although the bare thought of it still thrilled him, seemed at that moment wholly an illusionary thing. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

Jane Austen To Kitty, however, it does not seem so wholly unexpected. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen [1813]

George Gissing He all but smiled now and then; the glances he cast at Adela were not wholly occupied with her. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

George Gissing The evidences of science are wholly different in kind from those of religion. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

George Gissing Her own marriage was an event so inconceivable that merely to glance at the thought appeared half immodest and wholly irrational. The Scrupulous Father by George Gissing

H. G. Wells Almost wholly I think I was dreaming of public service in those days. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

H.P. Lovecraft And if there were, then the presence of strange bodies in the flooded streams would not be wholly beyond belief. The Whisperer in Darkness by H.P. Lovecraft [1930]

The light fell wholly on the little folks, noisy in their glee, as they rustled about in their seats in the centre of the large room. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

Henry Adams The attachment to Quincy was not altogether sentimental or wholly sympathetic. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

But when once I have won her, made her wholly mine, then she shall pay dearly for what she has made me suffer. Captain Fracasse by Théophile Gautier [1863]

Talk and discussion in the senate, the market-place, and the schools are cheap; even barbarians are not wholly without them. Gibbon by James Cotter Morison [1878]

Charles Stur The tarpaulin was wholly consumed, and Jones lost the greater part of his clothes, a circumstance I should not have regretted if he had been in a situation to replace them. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

Arnold Bennett Still, the alteration was not wholly in herself; it was not wholly subjective. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Henry James There was Christina Light, who had too much, and here was Miss Blanchard, who had too little, and there was Mary Garland (in whom the quality was wholly uncultivated), who had just the right amount. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

Algernon Blackwood At the same time Dr. Fillery admitted a certain anticipatory excitement he could not wholly account for, an undercurrent of wonder he ascribed to his Khaketian blood. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Percy Bysshe Shelley But the coarseness of organization, peculiar to men capable of committing acts wholly selfish, is usually found to be associated with a proportionate insensibility to fear or pain. A Defence of Poetry and other essays by Percy Bysshe Shelley

James Anthony Froude No writing of Bunyan’s could be wholly without it. Bunyan by James Anthony Froude [1880]

Madame de Toutlemonde was not wholly unused to rebuffs, but they seldom came from the sex she believed Leona to be, and she was indignant at the supposed insult. Her Father’s Name by Florence Marryat [1878]

It may be some satisfaction to you to know that I shall never wholly respect myself again in consequence. A Daughter of To-Day by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1894]

Unwearied search had been made for the old man who had played the part of grandfather to the beautiful ballad-singer; but it had been wholly ineffectual. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

H. G. Wells Two, I think, for to face a strange planet, even though it be a wholly civilised one, without some other familiar backing, dashes the courage overmuch. A Modern Utopia by H. G. Wells [1905]

Andrew Lang And now I wholly scorn thy thoughts, such a word hast thou uttered. Homer and His Age by Andrew Lang

At Denderah, for example, the injury done is wholly wilful; at Abou Simbel, it is wholly accidental; at Karnak, it is both wilful and accidental. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

As he stood at the sideboard pouring the liquor out into a glass his host sat watching him with amusement which was wholly unconcealed. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

Wilkie Collins But, that end once gained — and, let it be remembered, not gained, in this case, wholly for himself — there were compassionate impulses left in him which sometimes forced their way to the surface. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

Louis Pasteur We boil this liquid, and seal the drawn-out point after the steam has expelled the air wholly or in part; we then open the flask in a garden or in a room. The physiological theory of fermentation by Louis Pasteur

Destroy it, I tell you; while you keep anything for a reason you are not wholly ours. War in Heaven by Charles Williams [1930]

He had quite a respectable racing stable, but always ran his horses, win or lose, wholly to please himself. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

Ann Radcliffe The servants shook with fear, and the Earl was not wholly unmoved. The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne by Ann Radcliffe [1789]

William Morris Thus it is: If I be wholly of the race of Adam I wot not nor can I tell thee how many years old I may be. The Wood Beyond the World by William Morris [1894]

Olaf Stapledon But, wholly ignorant of his own interior being, he still cherishes the belief that he is something peculiar, distinct from the physical, something uniquely free, vital, spiritual. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

But he had drawn back, assuring himself—and this time honestly—that his shrinking from that course, now surely the only honest course, was not wholly ignoble. Studies in Love and Terror by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

From the expression upon my master’s face I could see he was not wholly undisturbed, either, and that made me feel even worse. The Silent Dead by Arthur Gask [1950]

Anthony Trollope Was it worth his while to go to this banquet which would unsettle his taste, and at which perhaps if he sat there at his ease, he might not be wholly welcome? All his thoughts were not noble. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope

H.P. Lovecraft Professor Rice declares that he wholly lost consciousness for an instant, though he did not stumble or fall. The Dunwich Horror by H.P. Lovecraft [1928]

A change had come over the whole man, the more impressive because wholly undefinable. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

But this loose employment of the term “instinct” really accords with the nature of the thing; for it is wholly impossible to draw any line of demarcation between reflex actions and instincts. Hume by Thomas Henry Huxley [1879]

Frances Hodgson Burnett Folly and madness of course! Incredible madness—it would seem to most people—a decently intelligent lad losing his head wholly and not regaining his senses until it was too late to act sanely. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Jules Verne The “Terror” would disappear with the speed of a meteor, and our attempt would be wholly defeated! “Forward,” I cried. The Master of the World by Jules Verne [1904]

Miss Ashleigh is ill; her case is, I am convinced, wholly misunderstood. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

Maiden she with a nose not wholly faultless, Bankrupt Formian, your declar'd devotion. Poems and Fragments by Catullus

Ann Radcliffe The beauty and accomplishments of Vereza raised in her a new and various emotion, which reflection made her fear to encourage, but which was too pleasing to be wholly resisted. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

G. K. Chesterton Classic plays which were wholly heroic, comic plays which were wholly and even heartlessly ironical, were common enough. George Bernard Shaw by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

Henry James The strength, the beauty of his actual position was in its being wholly a fresh start, was that what it began would be new altogether. The Golden Bowl by Henry James [1904]

Andrew Lang Stitched and bound in boards by Mrs. Blake, a certain number of these leaflets — twenty-seven in the case of the first issue — made up a tiny octavo of a wholly exceptional kind. The Library by Andrew Lang

H.P. Lovecraft Though lower parts must have originally existed, all traces of such things were now wholly obscured by the deep layer of ice and snow at this point. At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft [1931]

Upon their way across the marsh, he pleased them all again by appearing to be wholly incurious about everything, and generally taciturn and short of speech. The Vengeance of Larose by Arthur Gask [1939]

He wholly forgot how time passed, and she did not seek to remind him; indeed, she but little noted it herself. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

George Gissing But he was not wholly at ease. The Town Traveller by George Gissing [1897]

Rudyard Kipling The field work is wholly done by old men and women and children, who can all read and write. The Eyes of Asia by Rudyard Kipling [1918]

Elizabeth Gaskell I believe it is not bad for me that his bent should be so wholly towards matters of life and active usefulness; so little inclined to the literary and contemplative. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

That he would detect any intended movement towards my gun even before the intention was wholly formed. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

Olaf Stapledon Now, however, human affairs began to include themes which were wholly meaningless to me. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

He was dressed wholly in black velvet, with fresh ruffles and wrist-bands, and he wore heeled shoes with antique silver buckles. The Company of the Marjolaine by John Buchan

Charles Dickens When it was just so dark, as that the forms of things were indistinct and big — but not wholly lost. The Haunted Man and the Ghost’s Bargain by Charles Dickens [1848]

So I told them the most necessary thing at present was to stow the fish in the boat; for it was the largest I had ever taken, and I could not wholly do it myself. Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins by Robert Paltock [1751]

Arthur Morrison Mrs. Grimes’s declaration drew a growling answer in a man’s voice, wholly indistinct; and I found a patch in the canvas, with a loose corner, which afforded a peep-hole. The Hole in the Wall by Arthur Morrison

Arthur Morrison He turned the key with some difficulty, pushed open the door, and stood back with an action of something not wholly deference, to allow Attwater to enter first. The Thing in the Upper Room by Arthur Morrison

It was only, he felt, when his spirit was wholly in bondage to the charm of his work that he could do it well, and he needed to be bound afresh. A Daughter of To-Day by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1894]

Now I do not think it is well that they should wholly possess it, and I think that you and I should keep our Types while we can. Many Dimensions by Charles Williams [1931]

He rather liked talking with people; he sometimes heard things not wholly valueless, and once or twice had gathered hints in this way, which saved him trouble, or money, which is much the same thing. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Henry James It was present to him that she would have judged the exhibition, with its badness, its impudence, the absence of criticism, wholly indecent. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

Almost, not quite, utterly impossible would it be for her wholly to forget the dreadful present. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

She insisted upon being regarded and treated wholly as a governess; but, as my husband says, no real governess could be half so painstaking, untiring, and conscientious. A Tale of Sin by Ellen Wood [1870]

Theodore Dreiser Our civilisation is still in a middle stage, scarcely beast, in that it is no longer wholly guided by instinct; scarcely human, in that it is not yet wholly guided by reason. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Nathaniel Hawthorne The story of Priscilla’s preternatural manifestations, therefore, attracted a kind of notice of which it would have been deemed wholly unworthy a few years earlier. The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

Robert Louis Stevenson Thence we kept away up Firth. The breeze, which was then so spirited, swiftly declined, but never wholly failed us. Catriona by Robert Louis Stevenson

Edith Wharton But in spite of her firm tone old Catherine did not wholly recover her former attitude toward life. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton [1920]

George Gissing She felt her strength once more, the strength of a wholly reasonable and half-passionate revolt against that tyrannous propriety which Mr. Whiston worshipped. The Scrupulous Father by George Gissing

Nathaniel Hawthorne And follow it out he did, until at last he lifted up his eyes, muttering to himself: “At this point the footsteps wholly disappear. The Ancestral Footstep by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Olaf Stapledon For the higher centres of my brain were wholly possessed by the past. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

H.P. Lovecraft He was a bachelor, wholly without relatives. In the Vault by H.P. Lovecraft [1925]

Nellie Bly She only knew me as Miss Nellie Brown, and was wholly ignorant of my story. Ten Days in a Mad-House by Nellie Bly

Henry James He sat down at the old piano and played as he had never played; and if there are those who think he had better have been kicking a football I can only say that I wholly agree with them. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James [1898]