Phrases with "women"

E. Phillips Oppenheim Every one of the men or women employed at different times by the Government in Secret Service work is known to him. The Amazing Partnership by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1914]

H. Rider Haggard What is it to me if women do their wickedness one on another? Let them work magic, hate and slay by stealth, so shall evil be lessened in the world. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

Besides that, he was debauching men and women with drugs. The Tragedy of the Silver Moon by Arthur Gask [1940]

Algernon Blackwood He speaks sometimes of of marvellous women, compared to whom our women here, our little dressed-up dolls, seem commonplace and insignificant. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Anatole France She was resigned to the appreciation of women only, and these had in their appreciation narrowness of mind, malignity, and envy. The Red Lily by Anatole France [1894]

George Meredith He had armed a bluntwitted young woman with his idiocy, and she had dealt the stroke; different in scarce a degree by nature from other young women of prey. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

He had constant applications from rich old women for an elixir to make them young again, and it would appear gained large sums in this manner. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Florence Dixie The women are indefatigably industrious. Across Patagonia by Florence Dixie [1880]

Miles Franklin What I like in women or horses is mettle. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

Anthony Trollope Suppose now, Prendergast, that he is acting in concert with those people in-what do you call the street?” “In Spinny Lane.” “Yes; with his father and the two women there. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

D. H. Lawrence The women sat in the front of the box, conspicuously. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

G. K. Chesterton And Elizabeth Barrett had a strength really rare among women poets; the strength of the phrase. The Victorian Age in Literature by G. K. Chesterton [1913]

Nathaniel Hawthorne I was not ill-natured enough to fancy that women less than men feel so sure of their own constancy as to be willing to give a pledge of it in marble. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

When we drove back the bridge-menders stood aside for us while we were yet far off, and the women came to their doorways at the sound of our bells for another exchange of jokes with our driver. Familiar Spanish Travels by William Dean Howells

Anthony Trollope She was two and thirty, and had known many women — women still honoured with the name of girls — who had commenced the world successfully at that age. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins In silent horror the two women looked at each other, recalling what had happened earlier in the evening, and understanding it now. Miss or Mrs? by Wilkie Collins [1871]

D. H. Lawrence It was decorum for the women to absent themselves while the men reckoned. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Arthur Conan Doyle Colonel Cochrane and Tippy Tilly had crept together under the shadow of the great acacia tree to the spot where the women were lying. The Tragedy of the Korosko by Arthur Conan Doyle [1898]

George Meredith By heaven! women are wonderful creatures. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Elizabeth Gaskell As they passed, women from their doors tossed household slops of EVERY description into the gutter; they ran into the next pool, which overflowed and stagnated. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

D.H. Lawrence The churchgoers were all coming home: men in black broadcloth and old chimney-pot silk hats, carrying their umbrellas; women in ugly dresses, carrying books and umbrellas. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

This conversation over, after gazing at me, and chatting with his women for a considerable time, the second scene ended. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

D. H. Lawrence The women in one cold, stony, rather humbled broken place were most brilliant. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

Jules Verne The women took their part in the most trying labors of this patriotic war. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

Anthony Trollope As these other women are to come, pray do not desert me. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Some women went into the empty house to clean it down; that it might be made ready for its new tenant. The Curate of St. Matthew’s by Ellen Wood [1879]

Thomas Hardy That’s the only way with these fanciful women that chaw highinnocent or guilty. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

There were old men, and young men, mixed with women of the higher and lower classes. The Mystery Queen by Fergus Hume

With the younger women it was especially hopeless. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

Andrew Lang A countless number of women and children were gathered round a huge fire, and some were seated on the ground, while others danced strange dances on the smooth grass. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Anthony Trollope But then she understood also that young women shouldn’t give away their hearts before they are asked for them; and she was quite sure that Walter Marrable had made no sign of asking for hers. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

Brought out of the jail on bullock carts, yelling, with the women plastering mashed bananas on their backsides. Burmese Days by George Orwell

It remains to be seen which of the two women Bothwell would rather marry—Hilda, with her rustic simplicity, or the widow, with her slightly damaged reputation and very handsome income. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

Anthony Trollope But in truth the severity of the punishment is not known beforehand; it is not in the least understood by women in general, except by those who suffer it. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Anthony Trollope Lady Fawn was gracious, the girls were hospitable, and he found himself made very welcome amidst all the women at the tea-table. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

F. Scott Fitzgerald Usually women forgave his changes of heart because of his obvious devotion to Emmy, and he was remembered by various ladies with a not unpleasant sigh. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

From afar, scared groups of men and women watched his devious progress. Almayer’s Folly by Joseph Conrad [1895]

Henry James But at the moment it had for her simply the proper gravity of the occasion: this was the way, she supposed, in which lucky young girls were addressed on their engagement by wise old women of quality. Madame de Mauves by Henry James [1874]

Guy de Maupassant I suppose I sit too much in judgment on women to submit much to their fascination. Letter Found on a Drowned Man (Lettre trouvée sur un noyé) by Guy de Maupassant [1884]

Oscar Wilde She has got some smart women with her. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

The two young women had struck up an effusive friendship, based on a similarity of taste in dress and amusement, Mrs. Reade supply ing the model for Nettie’s faithful imitation. A Marriage by Ella D'Arcy [1896]

The women sprang back, and the boys shrieked and danced in ecstacy, as the creature, all life and movement now, twisted violently this way and that in its rage. In Normandy by Ella D'Arcy [1904]

Anthony Trollope Young women should be quiet and wait till they’re sought after. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

But they were nearly all old or elderly, he noted, although the women were most expensively gowned, and the display of jewels was magnificent. The Hangman’s Knot by Arthur Gask [1935]

H. G. Wells The president with his bell sat above a rostrum, and behind him was a row of women reporters. Russia in the Shadows by H. G. Wells

The little children were running about among the huts, stark naked, and the men were not much more; but the women had generally coarse gowns of a sort of tow cloth. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

George Gissing Nowadays, I suppose, there are very few men who believe as women do—as most women do. Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing [1891]

Returning to their homes through the bush, the visitors sound their bull-roarer as they travel, and the women and children breathe a sigh of relief as Nalja goes back to his own country. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

Robert Louis Stevenson I have three women to handle, out and well-away! but only Sophia is in full tone. Vailima Letters by Robert Louis Stevenson

George Gissing There were perhaps a dozen artisans of intensely sober appearance, and the rest were men and women who certainly had never wrought with their hands. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Several women began to clamour scoldingly to them to bring the Inglez out. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

The men’s suits were kept well brushed, sponged and pressed by their wives, and the women had the knack of dressing well on little. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

D. H. Lawrence He heard the clink of the latch and saw the kitchen door open into light as the two women went indoors. The Fox by D. H. Lawrence

Robert Louis Stevenson And though I hate all women — come, for the common folly, I forgive you. Prince Otto by Robert Louis Stevenson

And women love extremes — to pass from silk and luxury to four-o’clock matins, and the Carmelite’s woollen habit. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

Willa Cather Beside him the Chaldæan women and slaves chanted their litanies and invocations, thinking to bind to human wishes the unreasoning powers. Not Under Forty by Willa Cather [1936]

George Gissing In spite of masculine proverbs, it is the habit of women to suppose that the other sex regards them confidingly, ingenuously. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

George Gissing Doctoring is mostly humbug, and if women were attended by women there’d be a good deal less of that. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

Algernon Blackwood She had realized suddenly, as he spoke, the blind fury of reproduction that sweeps helpless men and women everywhere into union, then flings them aside exhausted, useless, its purpose accomplished. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

H. G. Wells Now, lifted above sordid distresses, men and women might hope for realised and triumphant love. The World Set Free by H. G. Wells [1914]

Rudyard Kipling The voices and the wings were still busy after lunch, when the car slipped past the tea-houses in the drive, and came into a country where women and children worked among the crops. France at War by Rudyard Kipling [1915]

The gun firing brought Mtesa out, prepared for a shooting trip, with his Wakungu leading, the pages carrying his rifle and ammunition, and a train of women behind. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

Edith Wharton He was used to women who, in such cases, yielded as a matter of course to masculine judgments: if one pronounced a man “not decent” the question was closed. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

Anthony Trollope The one is endeavoring to throw work from off the shoulders of men on to the shoulders of women, and the other is striving to lessen the burden which women are already bearing. North America by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope The women drives me about my own house as if I hadn’t a’most no business there. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

H. G. Wells All these young women encouraged me to talk, because I said such unexpected things. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Too fond of drink and women to be much good. The House on the Island by Arthur Gask [1931]

E. Phillips Oppenheim One of the mystery women in London for whom we watch most closely,” he confided, “dined in a suite of Machinka’s last week. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

Henry James Sherringham had seen women in the career, who were stupid or vulgar, make such a mess of things as would wring your heart. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

The comparison of the form of the skull in men and women has been followed out with much care by Welcker. 4 Ecker and Welcker, ibid. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

He was removed from other men by the circumstances of his guilt; as she was set apart from other women by the revengeful purpose in her breast. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Willa Cather It was in his sentimental conception of women that they should be deeply religious, though men were at liberty to doubt and finally to deny. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

William Makepeace Thackeray The women and the balconies, the beggars and the walking Murillos, Pooch and the little soldiers in tinsel, disappeared, and were shut up in their box again. Notes of a Journey From Cornhill to Grand Cairo by William Makepeace Thackeray

All my life I have been passed by for the sake of women in every attribute my inferiors. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

In that country women that be unmarried, they have tokens on their heads like coronals to be known for unmarried. The Travels of Sir John Mandeville by John Mandeville

Wilkie Collins Through the distorting medium of such sufferings as I have described, women and men — even young women — were repellent to me alike. The Guilty River by Wilkie Collins [1886]

Virginia Woolf But, unfortunately, though one may make bodies and institutions look absurd, it is extremely difficult to make private men and women look anything so simple. The Death of the Moth and other essays by Virginia Woolf [1942]

T. E. Lawrence As artist I was furious; as commander deeply relieved: women and children were not proper spoil. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Anthony Trollope But she knew also — no one knew better — that the judgement of men and women does not always run parallel with facts. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

Rudyard Kipling On the Government side of the Border, women are taught to read, and write, and cast accounts, and —— MOTHER [with intention]. The Eyes of Asia by Rudyard Kipling [1918]

Guy de Maupassan Mme. de Marelle did not look at the stage; she was interested in watching the women who were promenading, and she felt an irresistible desire to touch them, to see of what those beings were made. Bel Ami by Guy de Maupassan

Most women would have thought that conscious guilt spoke in the violence of his self-accusation; she did not. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

Heaven send thee safe out of all thy perils; there be famous fair women yonder to beguile thee, with their faces, as well as men to hash thee with their axes. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Thomas Wolfe Both women were about the same age, and so nearly the same size that the maid could wear any of her mistress’s garments without alteration. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

All women are happy to receive compliments. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

It is the married women nowadays that ‘out-Herod Herod.’ By the way, marquise, how is your poor husband?” “Much the same, thank you. Her Father’s Name by Florence Marryat [1878]

That’s what my father always said, and he’d had a multitude of women in his time. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

D. H. Lawrence There may be, and there ARE, thousands of women who want it, and could conceive of nothing else. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

George Meredith He had killed the soft ones, who came to him, attracted by the softness in him, to be killed: but clever women alarmed and paralyzed him. The Case of General Ople and Lady Camper by George Meredith [1877]

Many of the cleverest women in history have been the most fascinating. The Haunted Woman by David Lindsay [1922]

And then he thought to ask what were the four things the four grey old women were holding like great treasures, but he could not think of the right words to bring out. Stories of Red Hanrahan by William Butler Yeats [1905]

George Meredith The world of men and women was mere timber and leafage to this flower of her sex, glory of her kind. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

The women went first, dragging away the children that hung back with all their weight on the maternal hand. Almayer’s Folly by Joseph Conrad [1895]

Thomas Hardy And how is it with aged women to-night, Mrs. Martin?’ ‘Tedious traipsing enough with this one, Nat. Sit ye down. Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy [1895]

In France, all kinds of petty rats — police officials, penny-a-lining journalists, women who have slept with German soldiers — are hunted down while almost without exception the big rats escape. Collected Essays by George Orwell

G. K. Chesterton It may be very unfair to women that the toil and triviality of potato peeling should be seen through a glamour of romance; but the glamour is quite as certain a fact as the potatoes. George Bernard Shaw by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

Coupeau teased him in front of Gervaise, accusing him of making up to all the women in the neighborhood. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

D. H. Lawrence Alexander had his dust-coat, but Hannele had nothing but a light knitted jersey-coat, such as women wear indoors. The Captain’s Doll by D. H. Lawrence

George Gissing I believe there are some women who don’t rush naturally to a base supposition. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

For women first were made for men, Not men for them. Hudibras by Samuel Butler [1663-1668]

Most men liked her, and the percentage of women who disliked her was not inconveniently high. The Unbearable Bassington by Saki

Henry Lawson The women will vote for men, not principles. While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson

H. G. Wells Responsibility would stimulate him, and if responsibility did not stimulate him, inspectors (both men and women inspectors) would. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

H. G. Wells Come along, my boy, and we’ll just show these old women what we can do when they let us have our heads. The World Set Free by H. G. Wells [1914]

Jules Verne The anxious care of the two women soon revived Kalumah, whose extreme exhaustion arose not only from fatigue but also from hunger. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

On doorsills sat women combing their long, black hair and calling, one to another, across the narrow thoroughfares. Cabbages and Kings by O. Henry [1904]

D. H. Lawrence The women talk a lot more than the men, nowadays, and they are a sight more cock-sure. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

Arnold Bennett The electric light shone coldly and impartially on the just and on the unjust, on the fool and the knave, on the European and the Asiatic. As usual, women monopolized the best places at the tables. The Grand Babylon Hotel by Arnold Bennett [1902]

Henry Adams Some one afterwards remarked that these half-dozen women were not a fair average. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Guy de Maupassan The women declared to one another as they stood at their doors: “We can’t feed that lazy brute all the year round!” And yet the “lazy brute” needed food every day. The Beggar by Guy de Maupassan

Jack London I could hear near and distant explosions of rifles, shouts and curses of men, women screaming, and children bawling. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

John Lewis Burckhard Both men and women go naked; but the latter wear leather amulets round the neck, copper armlets and bracelets, and silver ear-rings. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

George Meredith She remembered one of his observations: ‘Few women seem to have courage’; when his look at her was for an instant one of scrutiny or calculation. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

H. Rider Haggard We are faithful just as men are, so long as it suits us to be so; with this difference however, men play false from passion or impulse, women from calculation. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

Andrew Lang All through the night the women sang and danced before the rajah Indra, whilst a magic lute played of itself the most bewitching music; till the prince, who sat watching it all, was quite entranced. The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

In front of a stall four Dravidian women were pounding turmeric with heavy stakes in a large wooden mortar. Burmese Days by George Orwell

Henry Fielding The women are taught one practice more than the men, for they are instructed in the art of crying, that is, to have their tears ready on all occasions: but this is attained very easily by most. A journey from this world to the next by Henry Fielding

George Meredith You are known for your dealings with women as well as men. The Tragic Comedians by George Meredith [1880]

Until then neither of the two women has ever set eyes on her. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

The women were beginning to disappear in two and threes. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Dressing at last Tommy exclaimed: “MY GOD, those two women in the rocking-chairs on the balcony below us haven’t moved. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Margaret Oliphant Some women never learn this philosophy; and perhaps Mrs. Methven might have resisted it, had not Oona, her first acquaintance on the loch, her tenderest nurse, won her heart. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

What sort of women were they?” “Oh! women of no account whatever!” “Were they well dressed?” “On the contrary, very miserably. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

Anthony Trollope Those women at Manor Cross are old enough to have known better. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Anthony Trollope You haven’t been married twice without knowing that women can’t have everything smooth. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Hope Our little Delilah will bring our Samson. It is not enough, Fritz, to have no women in a house, though brother Michael shows some wisdom there. The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope

These were the women druids, Bovmall and Lia Luachra. It will be wondered why his own mother did not train him in the first natural savageries of existence, but she could not do it. Irish Fairy Tales by James Stephens

Guy de Maupassant But the conveyance did not come to the door, and the women did not come downstairs. La Maison Tellier by Guy de Maupassant [1881]

Benjamin Disraeli The women were not now the only sufferers and the only complainants. The Voyage of Captain Popanilla by Benjamin Disraeli [1828]

Anthony Trollope In England women become ladylike or vulgar. North America by Anthony Trollope

Edith Wharton And then there are always women mixed up in them, and there never was a woman yet who understood the difference between philanthropy and business. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

Rudyard Kipling The women of the Boer-log are very clever. Traffics and Discoveries by Rudyard Kipling [1904]

Caroline Lamb Is it virtue that women prize? Is it honour and renown they worship? Throw but the dazzling light of genius upon baseness, and corruption, and every crime will be to them but an additional charm. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

In the case-histories of crime there were instances of women so callous that they had come to a fresh blooming once the obstacle to their desires was out of the way. Miss Pym Disposes by Josephine Tey

Arnold Bennett The juxtaposition of old men and young women was odious to her, especially when those pairs kissed, as they did frequently towards the end of the meal. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

D. H. Lawrence But what should women and girls be doing at the marionette show? It was an affair for males. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

Herman Melville Why see, the very women pull and sing too. Benito Cereno by Herman Melville

D.H. Lawrence She is very good at sobbing; and afterwards the men exclaim involuntarily, out of their strong emotion, ‘bella, bella!’ The women say nothing. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

D. H. Lawrence The great sea roaring at one’s feet! After the evening meal the women were busy making up beds and tidying round, while the men sat by the fire. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Virginia Woolf Two women less like each other could scarcely be imagined, Ralph thought, looking from one to the other. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

The women dined alone at one, and the Colonel at the same hour down-town. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

George Meredith Cecilia looked the loveliest of women to Beauchamp’s eyes, with her blush, and the letters of Dr. Shrapnel in her custody, at her express desire. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Edith Wharton Though Amherst did not believe in the extremer forms of industrial paternalism, he was yet of opinion that, where married women were employed, the employer should care for their children. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

The women at the cottages, clean and not so clean alike, were always pleasant to Laura, especially when she brought them the letters they were always longing for, but seldom received. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

His father had died, then his mother, and his sisters, disagreeable horse-faced women whom he had never liked, had married and he had almost lost touch with them. Burmese Days by George Orwell

D. H. Lawrence Two women who were hastening home to scramble their husbands’ dinners together — it was five minutes to four — stopped to look at her. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

Thomas Carlyle The universal Stygian quagmire is still there; opulent in women ready to be ruined, and in men ready. Latter-Day Pamphlets by Thomas Carlyle

Robert Green Ingersoll I have denied that that God ever told his generals to kill innocent babes and tear and rip open women with the sword of war. On Skulls by Robert Green Ingersoll

The market is flooded with women of every age, class, and qualification looking for work. What Really Happened by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1926]

Charlotte Perkins Gilman If it was easier to be an eohippus than a horse why did the thing change? “As to that army of ‘fallen women 5 you are so anxious about, they just got up again, that’s all, got up and went on. Moving the Mountain by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1911]

His manners were those of a cultivated and considerate gentleman; and to women a man’s manner is the man. Can Such Things Be? by Ambrose Bierce [1893]

Edith Wharton She was his, he had chosen her, she had taken her place in the long line of Lansing women who had been loved, honoured, and probably deceived, by bygone Lansing men. The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton [1922]

George Gissing You are throned above all women when my soul worships. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

Arthur Conan Doyle There are few women who are admitted into the secrets of our faith, and it was but by an accident that the honour came upon me. Uncle Jeremy’s Household by Arthur Conan Doyle

Anthony Trollope I don’t like young women when they’re damp and smell of mud. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

George Meredith Ah, my dear, if we had none but men to contend against, and only women for our tools! But this is asking for the world, and nothing less. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

D. H. Lawrence The fashion in women changes nowadays even faster than women’s fashions. The Blue Moccasins by D. H. Lawrence [1928]

Olaf Stapledon Most often (but not always) we set our women observers to study Terrestrial women. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Charlotte Perkins Gilman You couldn’t make clean women of hundreds of thousands of prostitutes. Moving the Mountain by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1911]

The women sat at the gate on the sand or on a small bench. In the World by Maksim Gorky

Frances Hodgson Burnett Most women love their children. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Henry Handel Richardson There, a fresh log having been thrown on the whitewashed hearth, the two women sat and talked far into the night. The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

D. H. Lawrence Nevertheless, women had a certain fascination for him: he would stare at the pretty young maids with an intent blank stare when they were not looking. St Mawr by D. H. Lawrence

Walter Scott The women shrieked incessantly, and were answered by the bellowing of Bevis, though shut up at a distance from the scene of action. Woodstock by Walter Scott [1855]

Charlotte Perkins Gilman We are not like the women of your country. Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1915]

Virginia Woolf Since Mr. Paunceforte had been there, three years before, all the pictures were like that, she said, green and grey, with lemon-coloured sailing-boats, and pink women on the beach. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf [1927]

Virginia Woolf But it is obvious that the values of women differ very often from the values which have been made by the other sex; naturally, this is so. A room of one’s own by Virginia Woolf [1929]

Anthony Trollope The women are idle — many of them. North America by Anthony Trollope

Gertrude Stein She was one of a group of Harvard men and Radcliffe women and they all lived very closely and very interestingly together. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

D. H. Lawrence In a field a little way off, men and women were taking up the hay. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

Wilkie Collins Men, being accustomed to act on reflection themselves, are a great deal too apt to believe that women act on reflection, too. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Anthony Trollope And we all know that young women will be young women, and that they are very hard to manage. The Golden Lion of Granpere by Anthony Trollope

Virginia Woolf And women never — except Miss Sargent, but she went off at lunch-time and gave herself airs. Jacob’s Room by Virginia Woolf [1920]

What he imagined he knew of women himself I can’t tell. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Only the three women were in the chariot—the men all walking, so as to relieve their poor, jaded beast as much as possible. Captain Fracasse by Théophile Gautier [1863]

Charles Dickens With women trying on clogs and caps at open stalls, and ‘Bible stalls’ adjoining. The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices by Charles Dickens [1857]

He did not like their oaths, and thought it disgusting that women should be constantly uttering foul words. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Edgar Rice Burroughs The women were now preparing the prisoner for their cooking pots, while the men stood about resting after the fatigue of their mad revel. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

The women were dandified in dress, according to their means and taste, and the men differed from each other in degrees of indifference to it. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

He then thought the men better dressed than the women at Madrid. Their boots are as “varnished, and they are gloved as white as possible. Familiar Spanish Travels by William Dean Howells

The women fled at our approach, as we threaded the alleys formed by the mud tenements. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

H. G. Wells And for all the leadership women exercised between the Twenties and the Eighties they might have been every one of them in kitchen, nursery, hospital, or harem. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Andrew Lang The girl hides in a tree; her face, seen reflected in a well, is mistaken by women for their own faces, and the recognition follows in due course. Custom and Myth by Andrew Lang

Anthony Trollope These are the men who must be loathed by the nation — whose fate must be held up as a warning to others before good can come! Northern men and women talk of hanging Davis and his accomplices. North America by Anthony Trollope

D.H. Lawrence The women glanced at him with approval, for he was ruddy; besides, he had that carelessness and abstraction of despair. The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence

When all the waters had dried for countless miles, strangers came from afar, offering their flints and their food and their women for the right to share it and live. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

Andrew Lang Then she hastened to rouse her daughter and together they prepared the bath, for they would not let their women know what they were about. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Guy de Maupassant Rather fine engravings of the last century represented women with powdered hair dressed high surprised by gentlemen in interesting positions. Friend Patience (A Way to Wealth) (L'ami Patience) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

Charles Dickens The working and growing young women of Carlisle, from the age of twelve upwards, promenaded the streets in the cool of the evening, and rallied the said young men. The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices by Charles Dickens [1857]

Where there was no want, men no longer bartered their souls, or women their bodies, for the means to keep themselves alive. A Traveler from Altruria by William Dean Howells

Radclyffe Hall You will see men and women defiling each other, laying the burden of their sins upon their children. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

I don’t believe it was ever used before, and from the value women usually place on such fol-de-rols, could only have been left behind under the stress of extraordinary emotion or fear. The Circular Study by Anna Katharine Green

Thomas Hardy They met accordingly in the middle of the Pebble-bank, Pierston coming from the mainland, and the women from the peninsular rock. The Well-Beloved by Thomas Hardy [1897]

Algernon Blackwood For women cannot express themselves, I see; and stars, too, are silent here. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Then, in the slight noise caused by the brush, the two women drew together, and conversed in a more intimate way. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

George Gissing Few women could have lived as she had done, from seventeen to seven-and-twenty, and have preserved so much cleanliness of soul. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

George Gissing There are few women living who could be called her equals. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

When thou risest men and women live. The Book of the Dead by E. A. Wallis Budge

Contrary to what generally happens, it was when one saw those two women together that one lost all belief in the possibility of their relationship near or far. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

Willa Cather I’d love you just as much if you were not turning into one of the loveliest women I’ve ever seen; but you are, and that’s a fact to be reckoned with. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]