Phrases with "woman"

Theodore Dreiser In the light of the world’s attitude toward woman and her duties, the nature of Carrie’s mental state deserves consideration. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

George Meredith It distorted the features of the beautiful woman for whose pleasure the grand entertainments to be held there had, somewhere or other—when felon spectres were abroad over earth—been conceived. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Radclyffe Hall Then Stephen had found her typing too slow, so was sending the work to a woman in Passy; obsessed by a longing to finish her book, she would tolerate neither let nor hindrance. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

Anthony Trollope If Madame Goesler wouldn’t take it, it must be his; and nobody could make a woman take money if she did not choose. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

I was as wide awake as I am at this moment, and I saw a woman appear at the corner of the orchard and walk down the slope. The White Cat of Drumgunniol by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Rudyard Kipling Read this in the ear of the Rao Sahib, and demand how it would fare with me if I brought such a woman for his use. Many Inventions by Rudyard Kipling [1893]

Nellie Bly No woman ever longed for a mirror more than I did at that moment. Ten Days in a Mad-House by Nellie Bly

Night and day her prayers arose to heaven — such prayers as only the loving heart of woman breathes for the object of all her thoughts. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

And that baby would be the richest woman in the world. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

And yet this woman ought to have realized something. The Place of the Lion by Charles Williams [1931]

Theodore Dreiser None the less, the homely woman meant nothing to him. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

The woman about to become a mother, or with her new-born infant upon her bosom, should be the object of trembling care and sympathy wherever she bears her tender burden, or stretches her aching limbs. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

Miles Franklin Hurt their vanity for a few days is the most a woman could do with any of them. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

Charles Dickens I’ve seen her heart swell many times afterwards, when he passed her in a proud and careless way; and never did a woman grieve more truly for a man, than she for Richard when he first went wrong. The Chimes by Charles Dickens [1844]

Arthur Morrison A thin-railed iron bedstead, bent and staggering, stood against a wall, and on its murky coverings a half-dressed woman sat and neglected a baby that lay by her, grieving and wheezing. A Child of the Jago by Arthur Morrison

Jack never would have had the nerve to say all that, but of course a clever chap like Mr. Stirling, sitting comfortably in his study, with lots of time and no woman to flurry him, could make it up. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

She was not a woman from whom it was possible to conceal very much, and in the long run she always got at the truth, but just now it was much to be able to put off his return home. Barbara Rebell by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1905]

Henry James But he was firm, he declared he couldn’t bear the thought that a woman like me should see him in the depths. The Next Time by Henry James [1895]

Isabella Bird It may be supposed that in conformity with the Moslem axiom, “not to open the eyes of a woman too wide,” the bulk of Persian women are not thought worthy of any education at all. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Katherine Mansfield Marriage certainly changed a woman far more than it did a man. In a German Pension by Katherine Mansfield [1911]

Of the same complexion is Dr. Gregory’s advice respecting delicacy of sentiment, which he advises a woman not to acquire, if she have determined to marry. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft [1792]

That little season at Tunbridge, where people had to stay six weeks for a water-cure, was a crowning triumph for Antonia as a woman of ton. The Infidel by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1900]

Guy de Maupassant He wanted her with her child, because it was the woman he required. Old Amable (Père Amable) by Guy de Maupassant [1886]

D. H. Lawrence You can reason with a sex-angry woman till you are black in the face. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

George Meredith What may the woman labour to confess? There is about her mouth a nervous twitch. Modern Love by George Meredith [1862]

Do whatever he might, he looked across to where Rome was, and thought of the “light woman out of France.” The drenching rains hid Argol, with all the other stars. Signa by Ouida

Wilkie Collins She stood motionless, like a woman petrified by surprise — perhaps by terror. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

Anthony Trollope You are so infatuated by that young woman that you will believe nothing against her. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Bram Stoker Then the beautiful eyes of the fair woman open and look love, and the voluptuous mouth present to a kiss, and the man is weak. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

But having impressed firmly on the adventuress’s mind that he would act in this way, he departed, quite certain that the woman would not attempt to run away. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

Anthony Trollope He had married a woman whom he knew he did not love. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

Nathaniel Hawthorne The curse of Heaven hath stricken me because I would not call man my brother nor woman sister. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Henry James Now there are others,” the young woman went on – “there are others that you will just be so good as to tell me. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

Thomas Hardy But she was by no means the first or last peasant woman who had religiously adhered to her purchaser, as too many rural records show. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

It was the figure of a woman dressed all in gray, with a dark-blue veil drawn tightly over her features. The Mill Mystery by Anna Katharine Green

E. F. Benson The car stopped at Mallards, and from behind her curtain Lucia could see that Elizabeth and another woman were inside. Trouble for Lucia by E. F. Benson [1939]

Arthur Machen A woman doesn’t like to talk about such things. A Fragment of Life by Arthur Machen

She was a woman of, I should say, forty, with a cadaverous face, a shapeless nose, and enormous hands. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

Wilkie Collins Wait till you see her!” “Has she a good figure, sir?” “Ha! you’re like the Turks, are you? A nice-looking woman doesn’t content you — you must have her well-made too. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

They would have made a plain-headed woman lovely, and in a man’s face, which had not a touch of the feminine, they were startling. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

George Gissing Moreover, the time-worn woman perceived in her young associate a personal ambition which she read by the light of her own past. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

The woman became more sinister, her cheek twitching, her hands moving; they would be prevented from escaping and the elephant would pursue them, trumpeting, within the palings. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

O, Stay thou, my sweetheart, and do never go, But heed the warning words the sage hath said: A woman absent is a woman dead. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

Caroline Lamb The woman of the house spoke but little English; but she approached me, and expressed her fear that I was not well. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

Anthony Trollope Of love, such as a man’s is, a woman ought to know nothing. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

Thomas Hardy The light-minded woman had been discovering good matches for her daughter almost from the year of her birth. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Arthur Conan Doyle This woman is innocent and this woman has to be cleared, and it’s up to you to do it. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

E. F. Benson Mrs. Williams sets up for being a woman of great talents, tact, and accomplishment: I thought there was more noise than work. Charlotte Bronte by E. F. Benson [1932]

Miles Franklin In a democracy where admirers abounded by the dozen a girl does not at first realise that a bachelor of any age can purchase a woman of any youth if he but have the wherewithal and determination. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

George Meredith I read her by this strange light: that she was a woman who could only love intelligently—love, that is, in the sense of giving herself. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

This woman is insolent and she threatens me. Gentlemen of Crime by Arthur Gask [1932]

Jack London She was a fat and helpless old woman who never did anything but sit down all the time and smoke a pipe. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

Anthony Trollope Such a woman was our Mrs Ray. As her name imports, she had been married in the way most popular among ladies, with bell, book, and parson. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope

A generous patroness of the toilet specialist and the chemist’s shop, she was an expensively dressed woman of well beyond middle-age, and this afternoon she was looking very bored. The Jest of Life by Arthur Gask [1936]

T. E. Lawrence This he buried in the ashes of a brushwood fire, provided for him by a Subh woman whom he seemed to know. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Arthur Conan Doyle Alleyne was still looking up at him, when a woman came rushing from the open door of the inn, and made as though she would climb a tree, looking back the while with a laughing face. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

No woman can be a bride twice in her life; but Mrs. Tempest meant that the trousseau should, in its way, be perfect. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

He knew now that Bella Dale was his dear, dear friend, but Ivy Lexton was the woman he loved. The Story of Ivy by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1927]

Virginia Woolf Out she swept, the black woman with the dancing feather in her hat. Jacob’s Room by Virginia Woolf [1920]

Abraham Merri The woman beside him touched his arm. The Woman of the Wood by Abraham Merri

Elizabeth Gaskell I want to give you an assurance, which I know will comfort you — and that is, that I find in my husband the tenderest nurse, the kindest support, the best earthly comfort that ever woman had. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

I would take no woman away from a husband for mere liking. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

On one particular occasion she had remarked, in presence of the milk-woman and three other persons, “No woman was ever more miserable than I during my married life. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Every Mpongwe, woman as well as man, has some Mbwiri to which offerings are made in times of misfortune, sickness, or danger. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

H. G. Wells His voice softened, and he addressed himself more particularly to Marjorie. He didn’t so much introduce the topic of the lady as allow the destined young woman suddenly to pervade his discourse. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

Sinclair Lewis When she just-loved chess, a game which has been truly mastered by no woman since Queen Elizabeth, she was hiding things. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

Ford Madox Ford As I see it, at least, with regard to man, a love affair, a love for any definite woman — is something in the nature of a widening of the experience. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

George Meredith You swear, or I tell you, if I find I’m cheated, I will throw the young woman over slap. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

As usual, it was the woman who had the courage. The Tale by Joseph Conrad [1917]

D. H. Lawrence Where a man can summon his old Adam in him to fight through his work, a woman has to draw on her nerves, and on her nerves alone. Mother and Daughter by D. H. Lawrence [1929]

Walter Scott Who is this fair one? — Unveil, unveil — no woman calls her beauty her own tonight. Quentin Durward by Walter Scott [1823]

Maria Edgeworth With such a woman he thought he could amuse himself without danger, and he every where appeared the foremost in the public train of her ladyship’s admirers. Belinda. by Maria Edgeworth

In spite of as brave a spirit and as good a conscience as woman need have, Mrs. Lapham cringed inwardly, and tremulously wondered what her visitor had come for. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

John Galsworthy In this conflict throughout the house the woman had gone to the wall. The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

A woman came past carrying a basket of fish on her head. Burmese Days by George Orwell

Anthony Trollope There was something in her manner of saying these few words which the poor complaining woman perceived, feeling immediately that she had been inhospitable and perhaps unjust. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Frances Hodgson Burnett An’ th’ woman in th’ shop threw in a packet o’ white poppy an’ one o’ blue larkspur when I bought th’ other seeds. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1911]

Anthony Trollope While things were thus the Earl married again — the penniless daughter of a noble house — a woman not young, for she was forty when he married her, but more than twenty years his junior. An Eye for an Eye by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Anthony Trollope He had pretended to regard her, and yet before her face he had hung over that Italian woman as though there had been no beauty in the world but hers — no other woman worth a moment’s attention. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

His hammock was so defiled and stained with clotted blood that he was obliged to beg an old black woman to wash it. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

F. Scott Fitzgerald At that moment the Asiatic woman came in person to the door. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Anthony Trollope What are we to do?’ The woman was seated on a chair, leaning forward with her two hands on her knees. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope That is what any man would call it — and any woman too, who would speak her mind. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

And if ever I saw a woman change colour, she did. Watching on St. Mark’s Eve by Ellen Wood [1868]

Arthur Conan Doyle When a woman thinks that her house is on fire, her instinct is at once to rush to the thing which she values most. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

George Meredith His sister (who might be a woman if she liked, but has an insane preference for celestial neutrality) does the moral inculcation. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

D. H. Lawrence Because once a woman has climbed up with her children, she’ll find plenty of grovellers ready to support her and suffocate any defiant spirit. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

Her moving outlines dissolved into a misty coloured shimmer of a woman made of flame and shadows, crossing the threshold of his house. The Planter of Malata by Joseph Conrad [1915]

That is all; somebody said a woman kept him down in Rome — some light woman out of France. But they would be sure to say so, true or untrue. Signa by Ouida

The woman at the desk was a university graduate, young, colourless, spectacled, and intensely disagreeable. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

George Meredith Even then they left her without aid, their feeling being that she had debased the house by her familiarity with this woman before Tracy. “Stay! didn’t ye both—” Mrs. Chump was saying. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

D. H. Lawrence Since I don’t know any woman I want, and never see one . Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

Henry Kingsley I rose to propose the most blameless and excellent woman I ever knew. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

D. H. Lawrence But then, when a woman has got children, she thinks the world wags only for them and her. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

George Eliot But no one knew what sort of woman her mother had been, for Mr Lyon never spoke of his past domesticities. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

George Meredith But this woman was the woman who made him a father; she was the mother of the heir of the House; and the boy she clasped and suckled as her boy was his boy. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Poor Francis was dead, Jennifer bewildered, like a woman lost in a wood, the children helpless—and this power, this force, destructive and remorseless, hung over them. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

And suddenly I decided that I WOULD have a woman if I felt like it. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

Arthur Conan Doyle Then the dead woman had a note upon her making an appointment at that very place and signed by the governess. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

Robert Green Ingersoll For Adam was first formed, then Eve. [What magnificent reason!]” “And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived, was in the transgression. On Hell by Robert Green Ingersoll

E. Phillips Oppenheim It was the woman whose memory he had cursed who stood before him—the woman on whom his vengeance was to fall. To Win the Love He Sought by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1895]

Guy de Maupassan The woman was, in fact, shaking her parasol, and the man, in his shirt sleeves, his coat over one arm, was waving the other as a signal of distress. A Recollection by Guy de Maupassan

Guy de Maupassant As soon as they closed the trapdoor the old woman removed the ladder, then opened the outside door noiselessly and went back to look for more bundles of straw, with which she filled her kitchen. Mother Sauvage (La Mère Sauvage) by Guy de Maupassant [1884]

Maxim Gorky Perhaps jealousy comes from the fear of degrading one’s soul, of being humiliated and ridiculous? Not that a woman is dangerous who holds a man by his lusts but she who holds him by his soul . Reminiscences of Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy by Maxim Gorky

Elizabeth Gaskell After supper, the old woman grew drowsy; but she seemed uncomfortable at the idea of going to sleep and leaving us still in the house. The Grey Woman by Elizabeth Gaskell [1861]

The woman in Liverpool, a woman in Seatoller, Christina, one or two more. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

E. Phillips Oppenheim No woman could be jealous of that. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

A woman who killed her little stepson is supposed to haunt that room. From Out the Vasty Deep by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1920]

D. H. Lawrence The woman must submit, but deeply, deeply submit. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

D. H. Lawrence He suffered having the sensitive woman beside him. The Ladybird by D. H. Lawrence

Henry James He wondered whether he were harbouring “love” for this spontaneous young woman from Albany; but he judged that on the whole he was not. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

D. H. Lawrence The woman came into the dark inner doorway of the temple from the shrine, and stood there, hesitating. The Man Who Died by D. H. Lawrence

Henry James Selina had her own opinions, which were superior to this — she once remarked to Laura that it was idiotic for a woman to write — to telegraph was the only way not to get into trouble. A London Life by Henry James [1888]

Rudyard Kipling In that hour I made a vow to my God that I would never again cut man or woman from the light of the sun and the air of God; for I perceived the nature of the punishment. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Rudyard Kipling Lucky for us ‘e do farm; and if it wasn’t for ‘is woman —’ ‘Oh, there’s a Mrs. Sidney, is there?’ ‘Lor, no!’ The Sidneys don’t marry. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

Theodore Dreiser The only sure way of avoiding such opposition would be to take the woman who ran the place into one’s confidence, and by paying her sufficiently insure silence. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Arthur Conan Doyle Besides she was a woman in a million, and I can tell you that it was a strong head that would not be turned by her. The Great Shadow by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Theodore Dreiser Good heavens! many another woman has been in your position. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

He knocked loudly at first; and knocked a second time before the door was opened by a decent old woman in clean white cap and apron. The Infidel by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1900]

Thomas Wolfe The woman seized him by the arm. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

He would insist laughingly that everyone was criminally inclined and, in certain circumstances, the most innocent-looking man or woman was often the one to be suspected most. Marauders by Night by Arthur Gask [1951]

Thomas Hardy Altogether he was one in whom no man would have seen anything to admire, and in whom no woman would have seen anything to dislike. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Rudyard Kipling Will — will he give me a blessing?’ ‘O holy man! A woman with a heart of gold gives us lodging for the night. Kim by Rudyard Kipling [1901]

Radclyffe Hall From the very first moment of Miss Puddleton’s arrival, Stephen had had an uncomfortable conviction that this queer little woman was going to mean something, was going to become a fixture. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

Rudyard Kipling Be quick!” She half-supported the fat woman into the shade. Traffics and Discoveries by Rudyard Kipling [1904]

George Gissing There’s only one woman living that I have eyes for—and I’m afraid she doesn’t care a rap about me; at all events, she treats me rather badly. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

George Meredith Of this I am convinced: he would be either the most abject of lovers, or a woman (if it turned out not to be love) would find him the most unscrupulous of yoke-fellows. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Anna Katherine Green Perry had seen a woman flash by. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

Sinclair Lewis So he telephoned to Mrs. Samuel Dodsworth. Mrs. Dodsworth was a woman equally kind and efficient. World So Wide by Sinclair Lewis

John Galsworthy Fanny was only thirty-seven, and with a woman you never knew. On Forsyte ’Change by John Galsworthy

Constant communication with this charming woman only nine years his senior, and much his superior in conventional culture, must have been a school of refinement to the crude and powerful young poet. Henrik Ibsen by Edmund Gosse

Her mother wants to make of her such a woman as she is herself — a woman of dark and dreary duties; and Rose has a mind full-set, thick-sown with the germs of ideas her mother never knew. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

Wilkie Collins When she held out the hand that had just touched her daughter to Mr. Engelman, it trembled as if she had been the most timid woman living. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

Arnold Bennett She had become a woman of the world. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

George Elio If she would but understand how kindly I feel towards her, and make up her mind to look on me as a friend; — but that it what one never can get a woman to do. Mr. Gilfil’s Love Story by George Elio

Arthur Conan Doyle Three of them, however, James Beale William Moorson, and a woman whose name has not been ascertained, were caught by the falling rubbish. The Land of Mist by Arthur Conan Doyle [1926]

Bram Stoker The bearer of such a message to such a woman as La Maupin had probably reckoned on an unfriendly reception; but he evidently underestimated her anger. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

George Meredith You don’t want a snake or a common serpent, you want a Python.’ I wanted bloom and mystery, a woman shifting like the light with evening and night and dawn, and sudden fire. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Brave would be the man or woman or piccaninny who would trust to the beach when it had been announced by the mystery-men that it was reserved for the ghost. Last Leaves from Dunk Island by E. J. Banfield

William Godwin I consent then, for the present, to live with you, and the woman to whom you have associated yourself. Memoirs of the Author of a Vindication of the Rights of Woman by William Godwin [1798]

George Eliot An’ how did you leave the old woman Bede, Dinah? Is she much down about the old man? He’d been but a poor bargain to her this five year. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

Wilkie Collins The steady composure of the one woman seemed to madden the other. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

Anthony Trollope As a general rule, it is highly desirable that ladies should keep their temper: a woman when she storms always makes herself ugly, and usually ridiculous also. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Virginia Woolf The life of the average woman was a succession of childbirths. Orlando by Virginia Woolf [1928]

Willa Cather But all the while there was something fighting us: your gift, and the woman you were meant to be. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

George Meredith I cannot express my relief when the old woman was wrapped in the blanket which had broken her descent, and stood like a blot instead of a figure. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

H. G. Wells I tried repeatedly to see Tarvrille. I had an idea of obtaining a complete outfit for an elopement, but I was restrained by my entire ignorance of what a woman may need. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

Nathaniel Hawthorne She who has once been a woman, and ceased to be so, might at any moment become a woman again, if there were only the magic touch to effect the transformation. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1850]

Anthony Trollope A man has his pocket full of money; a woman is supposed to take what he gives her. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Her voice rang out with clarion clearness — the voice of a woman whose nerves were tense as fiddle-strings. Tom Ossington’s Ghost by Richard Marsh [1898]

All the better for a woman of your managing capability, my dear. The Crowned Skull by Fergus Hume

Mrs. Ball, a talkative, good-humoured woman in a rusty black silk gown, with red cheeks and quick brown eyes, opened the door to him herself. Verena Fontaine’s Rebellion by Ellen Wood [1880]

Walter Besant A woman whose husband is the Lord Chancellor must not know these things. Dorothy Forster by Walter Besant [1884]

Virginia Woolf The consciousness of — what men will say of a woman who speaks the truth about her passions had roused her from her artist’s state of unconsciousness. The Death of the Moth and other essays by Virginia Woolf [1942]

There was a woman yonder there in Rome. Of course it might be so, and no harm come. Signa by Ouida

Abraham Merri Upon its threshold stood the woman called Sharane. Her glance swept him; then darted to the black deck. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

No! not by no woman that ever stepped. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

At this moment the old woman whom Nikola had appointed to wait upon us made her appearance, and informed the Dona that her dinner awaited her. Dr Nikola’s Experiment by Guy Boothby [1899]

Lieut. Feraud did not seem to him specially worthy of attention on the part of a woman with a reputation for sensibility and elegance. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

However, there was still one woman who kept her faith in his capacity for soaring above the common pitch. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

If we met at dinner-parties, it would be sometimes Edward Harris and sometimes myself who would take the dullest and stoutest woman down. An impossible ideal by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1903]

Thomas Hardy The Countess was a woman with a good-natured manner verging on that oft-claimed feminine quality, humour, and was quickly sympathetic. The Well-Beloved by Thomas Hardy [1897]

Andrew Lang When the old people were asleep Hansel got up, and wanted to go out and pick up pebbles again, as he had done the first time; but the woman had barred the door, and Hansel couldn’t get out. The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

I saw the woman, and recognised her as a woman who used to work years ago for my old aunt at Clapham. It only shows how small the world is. The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith

Kate Chopin He was shy, and would not willingly face any woman except his mother. The Awakening by Kate Chopin

Radclyffe Hall And the sight of this faithful little grey woman brought home to Stephen the fact that she had missed her. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

D. H. Lawrence It seems to me there remains only this perfect union with a woman — sort of ultimate marriage — and there isn’t anything else. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Rudyard Kipling The boat of my soul lacked direction; I could not see into the Cause of Things. So I gave thee over to the virtuous woman altogether. Kim by Rudyard Kipling [1901]

The impulse is perhaps stronger upon the woman than upon the man to live her own life in her own way and to enter the industrial process of the community at something nearer than the second remove. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

Henry Kingsley Is it not abominable, Mr. Buckley? I cannot give anything to this old woman but the young lubras take it from her. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

H. Rider Haggard No spirit could have seemed more beautiful than this woman set thus on high in that dark place of blood and fear. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

Thomas Hardy I saw a woman on Rainbarrow at dusk looking down towards my house. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

D. H. Lawrence This woman gave him anguish and a cutting-short like death; to the other woman he was false. The Witch a la Mode by D. H. Lawrence [1934]

Henry Lawson You needn’t get mad about it; I don’t mean to say that you’re quite as ugly as she was, because I never saw a man that was — or a woman either. While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson

Before I had time to make a bow I was left alone with the girl — who, I remembered suddenly, had not been seen by any man or woman of that town since she had found it necessary to put up her hair. A Smile of Fortune by Joseph Conrad [1911]

Wilkie Collins A horrid, bold, yellow-haired woman passed us in an open carriage. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

William Makepeace Thackeray The woman was the daughter of a most learned Rabbi, as I gathered. Notes of a Journey From Cornhill to Grand Cairo by William Makepeace Thackeray

He had remained secluded there since he had dismissed the false woman into the outer world, and with that (as he believed) the spirit that had interrupted his work. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

George Meredith But none of your men treat a woman as a woman. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

You know when so holy a woman as dear mother dies, we do not admit of any melancholy or sorrow except for ourselves Your dear little letter was truly welcome with its kind and comforting messages. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

Anthony Trollope But as soon as she had perceived that Clara had come without a servant, she had perceived that any young woman who travelled in that way must be unfit to be mated with her son. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

Elizabeth Von Arnim A man didn’t marry a woman of fifty for her hair. Mr Skeffington by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1940]

Theodore Dreiser She was such a woman as he would have prized himself in a certain capacity. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

George Gissing I have always seen in you just the kind of woman who would understand me and help me. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

She was seventeen and he was seven and twenty, but it is always the woman who “has the greater sin. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

Robert Green Ingersoll And we are told that woman sinned first and man second; that man was made first and woman not till afterwards. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Guy de Maupassan It was the husband of the beautiful woman who provided the tinder. A Fashionable Woman (Goldkind) by Guy de Maupassan

George Borrow I started and beheld the face of a woman peering under my hat. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

George Meredith There was one woman who bowed to him to all eternity! He had inspired one woman with the mysterious, man-desired passion of self-abandonment, self-immolation! The evidence was before him. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Radclyffe Hall Oh, but good heavens! I’m a silly old woman — did you know that I used to get homesick for England? I used to get homesick for penny buns. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

D. H. Lawrence So she became a woman and married him and had three children. The Ladybird by D. H. Lawrence

Anthony Trollope Let the worst come to the worst, the man that was so loved by such a woman could not be of all men the most miserable. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

George Gissing Her manner of reading betokened the quick-witted woman who sees at a glance the thing she cares for, and refuses to spend a moment on anything not immediately attractive. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

My assassin is the first man I have spoken to in this city; your majesty the first woman who has spoken to me. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

Edith Wharton His wife was still to him the most beautiful woman in the world, or rather, perhaps, the only woman to whose beauty his eyes had been opened. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

Victor Hugo The huge rock looming in the mist was like a gigantic black woman with a hood of fire. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Larionovich, lifting the sharp bones of his shoulders, answered: “A woman is a woman — what more do you want?” The two of whom they spoke disappeared unnoticed. In the World by Maksim Gorky

Florence Dixie Who ever heard of a woman drinking neat brandy ?” “You,” she retorted, rising, and moving towards him, “you, I’ll be bound. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

Anthony Trollope But nevertheless the woman of the house seemed glad to see me, and talked cheerfully as long as I would remain. North America by Anthony Trollope

Fanny Fern I never saw a woman have so many letters as you do, ‘Floy;’ you’ll need a private secretary before long. Ruth Hall by Fanny Fern [1854]