Phrases with "wilder"

How much better it applies to those inner, wilder realms! “To one who knows the conditions, who has power to go and come at will, their perils are negligible; their wonder and delight inexhaustible. The Heads of Cerberus by Francis Stevens

New diggings jumped up every day, and now another big rush broke out in Port Phillip that sent every one wilder than ever. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

G. K. Chesterton He kept chiefly to the great roads, so full of hansoms that a wilder pair than they might easily have passed in the press. The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

The very fact that he restrained himself when he went into the pulpit and visited among his friends, may have made him wilder when he got all by himself. The Mill Mystery by Anna Katharine Green

I had to go through a most painful scene of this kind when I entered Cairo, and now the horror which these wilder Arabs felt at the notion of entering Gaza led to consequences still more distressing. Eothen by Alexander William Kinglake [1844]

T. E. Lawrence Even our most solemn riders let themselves go a little, and the wilder ones became licentious. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

G. K. Chesterton The world left to itself grows wilder than any creed. The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

The scenery was wilder and bolder than I was accustomed to. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

The thunder and storm were unabated; it seemed indeed that they were growing wilder and more awful. The Haunted Baronet by J. Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

Edith Wharton While the Marquis was struggling to preserve the conversational art, and Alfieri planning the savage revenge of the Misogallo, the course of affairs in France had gained a wilder impetus. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

Bram Stoker The country gets wilder as we go, and the great spurs of the Carpathians, which at Veresti seemed so far from us and so low on the horizon, now seem to gather round us and tower in front. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

Henry James He went on with a wilder play. A Passionate Pilgrim by Henry James [1871]

Frances Hodgson Burnett The wailing grew wilder and wilder. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1911]

Henry Handel Richardson Innumerable theories were afloat, one more fantastic than another; and the wilder the conjecture, the greater was the respect and applause it gained. The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson

Victor Hugo This second laugh, wilder yet than the first, might have been taken for a sob. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Margaret Oliphant And a wilder wonder still attracted the young man’s heart as he listened to the beautiful young voice which kept calling on Susan, Susan, like some sweet echo of a song. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

It is a wilder and more varied landscape. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

The wilder Kru-men still keep up their “buyapart” (= 25 cents), a cloth 4 inches square and thickly sewn over with cowries. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

G. K. Chesterton Then the vision behind the veil of stone and slate grew wilder with earthquakes. A Miscellany of Men by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

H. G. Wells Her talk was wilder than her spirit. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

Isabella Bird They are principally composed of young men, some of them the wilder members of the first families in the cities. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

Mark Twain It was a wilder picture than those solitudes had seen for many a day. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Anthony Hope Will they kill him, to put you in?” It was a wild planwilder even and more hopeless than the trick we had already carried through; but as I listened to Sapt I saw the strong points in our game. The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope

But there was another, wilder possibility that kept raising its head, though he tried vainly to suppress it. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

I dare not trust myself in the presence of those whom I love and respect, lest my wild thoughts should find vent in wilder words. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

The young and beautiful witch can work as much evil as the ancient crone, perhaps more, since her emotions are wilder and more unrestrained. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

H.P. Lovecraft They had talked about dying and half-deserted Innsmouth for nearly a century, and nothing new could be wilder or more hideous than what they had whispered and hinted at years before. The Shadow over Innsmouth by H.P. Lovecraft [1931]

Algernon Blackwood Then came steps, and I heard Colonel Wragge utter a great cry, wilder than any human cry I have ever known. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

The calm beauty of a rustic landscape, and the grandeur of wilder scenery, were alike within reach of the explorer from the castle. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

H.P. Lovecraft What worried us more was the talk of Boatswain Muller, which grew wilder as night came on. The Temple by H.P. Lovecraft [1920]

E. T. A. Hoffmann Coppola went on heaping up his spectacles, whilst wilder and ever wilder burning flashes crossed through and through each other and darted their blood-red rays into Nathanael’s breast. The Sand-Man by E. T. A. Hoffmann

Wilkie Collins His wild brown eyes — wilder than ever in the moonlight — rested entreatingly, with a strange underlying expression of despair, on Naomi’s face. The Dead Alive by Wilkie Collins [1874]

Nathaniel Hawthorne The dusky light deepened the lines of his dark, strong features; and Ellen fancied that his countenance wore a wilder and a fiercer look than when she had met him by the stream. Fanshawe by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1826]

Edgar Allan Poe Like these arabesque censers, my spirit is writhing in fire, and the delirium of this scene is fashioning me for the wilder visions of that land of real dreams whither I am now rapidly departing. Old World Romances by Edgar Allan Poe

The Levellers, Quakers, Fifth Monarchy men, and the wilder Anabaptist sects, only showed the workings of the same idea in men, whose intellects had not been disciplined by education or experience. Milton by Mark Pattison [1879]

Algernon Blackwood Another wilder call was sounding in his ears. The Glamour of the Snow by Algernon Blackwood

Willa Cather The effect was that of a gentler canyon within a wilder one. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Extensive tattoos appear on breasts, backs, and shoulders; the wearers are generally slaves, also known by scantier clothing, by darker skins, and by a wilder expression of countenance. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

Henry David Thoreau The river flows in the rear of the towns, and we see all things from a new and wilder side. A Winter Walk by Henry David Thoreau [1843]

H.P. Lovecraft Even the faint howling and piping of the unfelt wind in the great mountain passes behind us took on a wilder note of purposeful malignity. At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft [1931]

Walter Scott While the convents subsisted, monks were detached on regular circuits through the wilder districts, to marry those who had lived in this species of connexion. The Monastery by Walter Scott [1820]

Walter Scott A wilder or more disconsolate dwelling it was perhaps difficult to conceive. The Bride of Lammermoor by Walter Scott [1819]

Henry David Thoreau I remember well one gaunt Nimrod who would catch up a leaf by the roadside and play a strain on it wilder and more melodious, if my memory serves me, than any hunting-horn. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

G. K. Chesterton A moment afterwards, I realised that under it was going on something more enduring than stone, and something wilder than the dizziest height — the agony of man. The Napoleon of Notting Hill by G. K. Chesterton

E. Phillips Oppenheim There was a great emptiness in her eyes, a wilder longing in her tired heart than the girl on the couch was feeling, but she showed no sign. The Strange Boarders of Palace Crescent by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Anthony Trollope It is wilder than this, and there are not so many trees; but to my eye it is very beautiful. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

H.P. Lovecraft Louder and louder, wilder and wilder, mounted the shrieking and whining of that desperate viol. The Music of Erich Zann by H.P. Lovecraft [1921]

Isabella Bird They love revenge, are careless of human life, and are wilder and more savage than their nominal masters. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

It was a wilder medley than Moussy’s camp-followers at First Ypres. There was every kind of detail in the shape of men returning from leave, representing most of the regiments in the army. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Yet ever capered the dormice higher and wilder than any else, and so swiftly flashed their little feet to the galloping music that no eye might follow their motion. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

George MacDonald Their necks kept moving up and down, with an impatience that augmented as the growing wind broke their vertical rhythm with a wilder swaying from side to side. Lilith by George MacDonald

John Morley On one occasion he is described by a respectable observer as having “been wilder than ever, and laid himself and his party more open than ever speaker did. Burke by John Morley [1879]

Then she added, with a wilder despair: “What a fool I was to take that walk!” “Well,” coaxed her sister, “come out and get some tea. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

Such counsels of perfection were hardly fitted for the wilder notions of the Southern and Eastern settlers. The Island of Anarchy by E.W [1887]

Benjamin Disraeli May she succeed! For a wilder little partridge never yet flew. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

Virginia Woolf I see wild birds, and impulses wilder than the wildest birds strike from my wild heart. The Waves by Virginia Woolf [1931]

Baldwin Spencer The men remain calm, but the women grow wilder and wilder, singing:— “Atnintu rappira ka perka-a-a Ok nar inta Yur a puncha kwi Yur a puncha kwi. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Anthony Trollope What number does he shoot with generally? I fancy the birds are wilder with you than with us. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

Algernon Blackwood I smelt the night, I smelt the coolness of very early morning, but there was another subtler, wilder perfume, that came to my nostrils with a deep thrill of happiness I could not name. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

Jack London From below came the fatal roaring where the wild current went wilder and was rent in shreds and spray by the rocks which thrust through like the teeth of an enormous comb. The Call of the Wild by Jack London [1903]

Jack London Then the hope died down as he added, shaking his head, “We’ve had him two weeks now, and if anything he’s wilder than ever at the present moment. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

Behind this long street the town straggles back into the forest, and the rude path that leads to the more distant log dwellings becomes wilder at every step. Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope

The country now grew ever wilder and wilder. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

George Gissing Of course I begin to see what you mean, and a wilder idea never got into any man’s head. Will Warburton by George Gissing [1903]

Algernon Blackwood Then, suddenly, behind these richer scents, I caught a sweeter, wilder tang than anything they contained, and turning, saw that the pines were closer than I knew. The Garden of Survival by Algernon Blackwood [1918]

H. G. Wells This coast is wilder and grimmer than yesterday. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

George Meredith They were at the pitch of excitement which demands and will swallow a succession of wilder extravagances. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

And the torture of the instrument now commenced in good earnest: it shrieked, it groaned, wilder and noisier. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

Her accent was so broad that even the Court found difficulty in following her, and the prosecution had several times to translate her wilder flights of English into something nearer common speech. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

Edgar Rice Burroughs It was a mighty engineering job with only wild Arabs and their wilder mounts to do the work of an electric crane — but finally it was completed, and I was ready for departure. Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1923]

Arthur Machen And these few towns are thinly scattered over a wild country where north is divided from south by a wilder mountain range. The Terror by Arthur Machen

Nathaniel Hawthorne Yet, if the busy tongues of the neighborhood spared Priscilla in one way, they made themselves amends by renewed and wilder babble on another score. The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu When at length he did decide, you would have said no wilder or wickeder scheme could have entered his brain. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]

George Meredith No wonder Miss Adister deemed him wilder and stranger than ever. Celt and Saxon by George Meredith [1910]

Rudyard Kipling Hujah! This is wilder work than driving black-buck. The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling [1894]

Sharper, grimmer, wilder grew his features, and shadow after shadow darkened his face wickedly. The Haunted Baronet by J. Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

George Borrow The country grew wilder and wilder, and since we had passed a water mill, we had lost all trace of human habitation. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

Elizabeth Gaskell Her prayers grew wilder and wilder, till they seemed to me to touch on the borders of madness and blasphemy. The Poor Clare by Elizabeth Gaskell [1856]

There was sorrow at the Abbey House deeper and wilder than had entered within those doors for many a year. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Ford Madox Ford She had always been a bit wild, and his missis wrote that she had gone wilder than ever, all due to the war. No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]