Phrases with "women"

But I question if any of us women come here with that view. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

D. H. Lawrence And men and women with sons, brothers, husbands away fighting, it was small pleasure for them to read Mr. Somers and his denunciation. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

E. Phillips Oppenheim His personal admiration for her had probably developed to an almost unreasonable extent from the very fact of her differing so greatly from any of the other women of his world. Harvey Garrard's Crime by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1926]

Anthony Trollope The women and children were more dear to him. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Anthony Hope It is women to whom women turn, and women whom women fear. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

Some old peasant women were already weeping aloud. Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad [1921]

But as I did not want more women in my camp, I have her some beads, and sent her off with the messenger who claimed her, much against my own feelings. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

Men, women and girls brought their gifts to the platform. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

Ivan Turgenev Marya Alexandrovna, I tell you again, women are better than men, and you ought to prove this in practice. The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other stories by Ivan Turgenev

George Meredith Her eyes were drawn to a brawl of women and men in the street. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Henry Adams All these new women had been created since 1840; all were to show their meaning before 1940. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

As soon as the men had started with their burden, the little girls followed first, with the men and women marching beside or behind them. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

H.P. Lovecraft I should think you’d have known I didn’t drop Pickman for the same silly reasons that fussy old women like Dr. Reid or Joe Minot or Rosworth did. Pickman’s Model by H.P. Lovecraft [1926]

Guy de Maupassan Medicines were brought, and some women made her drink them. Was It a Dream? by Guy de Maupassan

William Hope Hodgson And at the embrasures many did comfort the women of those men. The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson

Virginia Woolf But why do women purse their lips up when they look in the glass? he wondered. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

The men shall have a portion of what they earn, and the women a portion of what they earn; ask God for His grace, verily, God knows all. The Qur'an by translated by E. H. Palmer

Sinclair Lewis He exulted, “I’m going to have ’em all — the fame of Max Gottlieb — I mean his ability — and the lovely music and lovely women — Golly! I’m going to do big things. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

W. H. Hudson Suddenly as I walked I heard before me the shrill voices of women quarrelling: they seemed to be very angry, and some of the expressions they used were dreadful to hear. El Ombú by W. H. Hudson [1902]

Henry James Verena leaned her head back and closed her eyes, and for an hour, as nightfall settled in the room, neither of the young women spoke. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

Anthony Trollope Men give them dinners and women smile upon them. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

Thomas Wolfe There were people in splendid evening dress, and beautiful women blazing with jewels and wearing costly wraps. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

H. G. Wells To all other women he must be a little blind, a little deaf, politely inattentive. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

Up in the House we women are alone, and my mistress has death to face, or a worse than death. Basilissa by John Buchan [1914]

Bram Stoker With this increase to their capital the two women moved to Limehouse on the east side of London where they took at Limehouse-hole a more important public-house. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

She was not one of those young women who think a brother’s presence an excuse for a perpetual tête-à-tête with a young man. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

H. G. Wells You will see the mothers — most young women in London are mothers. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

Anthony Trollope All native American women are intelligent. North America by Anthony Trollope

Charles Dickens They lay in heaps all round this fearful pond, husbands and wives, fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, women with children in their arms and babies at their breasts, and drank until they died. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

The women were over-excited, and when I tried to talk to them they crowded round me and began jeering and shrieking at me because I am not married. Synge and the Ireland of His Time by William Butler Yeats [1911]

George Meredith I speak of women who do launch: they are not numerous, but, to the wise, the minorities are the representatives. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

From the ownership of women the concept of ownership extends itself to include the products of their industry, and so there arises the ownership of things as well as of persons. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

Anthony Trollope The women in Keppel Street of course talked. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

E. Phillips Oppenheim He has seen and he knows so much more than I—and yet—he will not often talk to me of the books we read—or of the world, the great outside world of men and women and art. The Amazing Judgment by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

We may also note that the Attis Mysteries were utilized by the priests of Mithra for the initiation of women who were originally excluded from the cult of the Persian god. From Ritual to Romance by Jessie L. Weston [1920]

H. G. Wells After thirty there are few conversions and fewer fine beginnings; men and women go on in the path they have marked out for themselves. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Anthony Trollope With such inmates the house no doubt would have been dull, had there not been women there to enliven it. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

Margaret Oliphan The women were half ashamed, yet more than half stirred and excited by the outcry, which was true enough if indelicate. The Sisters Brontë by Margaret Oliphan

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

Edith Wharton Happy women understand best!” Anna drew near and touched the girl’s hand; then she began again, pouring all her soul into the broken phrases: “It’s terrible now . The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

Ford Madox Ford At any rate, there were feasts, and chatterings, and nice men who gave her the right sort of admiration, and nice women who treated her as if she had been a baby. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

Wilkie Collins The whirling round and round of men and women in each other’s arms was quite maddening to see. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Benjamin Disraeli He had been so accustomed all his life to exist under the genial influence of women that his present days seemed lone and dark. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

I cannot find pleasure in food, drink, or women — nor do the arts give me joy any longer. Miss Lonelyhearts by Nathanael West [1933]

Wilkie Collins A virtuous reader, who writes to condemn married women for listening to compliments, and who is informed by an equally virtuous editor that his remarks are neatly expressed. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

William Makepeace Thackeray The women walked forward, with their gowns over their heads; the men sauntered on in the rain, with the utmost indifference to it. The Irish Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

Wilkie Collins When he was not occupied among the youngest women present — which was very seldom — he attached himself exclusively to the youngest men. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Rudyard Kipling Shriekin’ women an’ desolated ‘omesteads is what you enjoy, Alf . Traffics and Discoveries by Rudyard Kipling [1904]

Virginia Woolf Johnson repeated the phrase two hundred years later of women preaching. A room of one’s own by Virginia Woolf [1929]

Guy de Maupassant How quickly a man changes! He was still handsome, but he had lost his freshness, and the women no longer ran after him. The Mask (Le Masque) by Guy de Maupassant [1889]

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

Jules Verne Concepcion, the ancient city of brave men, had become a village of women and children. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

D. H. Lawrence As the men clustered round the Chapel, they heard the thud-thud-thud of many pouches, women pounding away at the wash-tub with a wooden pestle. Strike-Pay by D. H. Lawrence [1913]

Jeremy Bentham In Sparta, the young women appeared in public with an open and flowing robe. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

Has any one said that these two women were alike?” Having to speak, I became myself again in a trice, and nodded vigorously. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green

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

Guy de Maupassant The whole houseful of women caught hold of Constance, surrounded her and kissed her, and Rosa was especially demonstrative. La Maison Tellier by Guy de Maupassant [1881]

George Meredith This meant to her—though she scarcely knew it, though the most wilful of women declined to know it—a state of alarm. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

Jack London For that matter, though not amative to any considerable degree so far as I have discovered, I was never outside the atmosphere of women until now. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

D.H. Lawrence All, men and women alike, felt themselves glorified by the presence of the child. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

Andrew Lang His women were as free and as much respected as the ladies in Homer; and for a husband to slap a wife was to run the risk of her deadly feud. Homer and His Age by Andrew Lang

Henry James She has the nerve for a tiger-shoot — by Jove I’d TAKE her! And she is awfully open and generous, don’t you know? there are women that are such horrid sneaks. What Maisie Knew by Henry James [1897]

Wilkie Collins Lady Janet paused for his reply, with the air of a women who was prepared to wait (if necessary) for the rest of the afternoon. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

The hag spoke first, addressing Almah, in accordance with the Kosekin custom, which requires women to take the precedence in many things. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

John Galsworthy She had her legs crossed — and very nice they were! — and just that difference in her body from the waist up, from so many young women he saw about. Swan Song by John Galsworthy

Arthur Schopenhauer The natural feeling between men is mere indifference, but between women it is actual enmity. Studies in Pessimism by Arthur Schopenhauer

Thomas Hardy Some women can make their personality pervade the atmosphere of a whole banqueting hall; Elfride’s was no more pervasive than that of a kitten. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

I believe single women should have more to do — better chances of interesting and profitable occupation than they possess now. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

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]

Also at Cairo, that I spake of before, sell men commonly both men and women of other laws as we do here beasts in the market. The Travels of Sir John Mandeville by John Mandeville

The prosecution is strongly inclined to believe that you know these two women very well. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

Among all the women with whom he had ever been associated, his mother was the only one in whose good sense he had believed, or for whose intellect he had felt the smallest respect. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Sinclair Lewis Mrs. Bull was the first of many influential women whom he was to call “dear lady. Gideon Planish by Sinclair Lewis

Lady Morgan But though the women danced with considerable grace and spirit, they did not, like Glorvina, “Send the soul upon a jig to heaven. The Wild Irish Girl by Lady Morgan [1806]

Sinclair Lewis But it is women who are the calm realists once they discard the fetishes of the premarital hunt. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

H. G. Wells I suppose that, being born of women and living interdependently in a large society, they will want and find satisfactions in companionship, friendship, partnership, and caresses. Star-Begotten by H. G. Wells [1937]

Willa Cather He bethought himself of something he had read about “sitting by the hearth and remembering the faces of women without desire,” and felt himself an octogenarian. The Troll Garden by Willa Cather [1905]

Wilkie Collins I do not wish to assert that dissipation necessarily follows the choice of the actress’s profession, for I have known many estimable women on the stage. A Fair Penitent by Wilkie Collins [1857]

Abraham Merri The women wore the breast-revealing upper garment; their legs were covered with loose baggy trousers tied in at the ankles; they had wide girdles in which were two swords, one long and one short. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

Guy de Maupassant At five o’clock, the little church bell ringing the Angelus, woke the women up, who usually slept the whole morning long. La Maison Tellier by Guy de Maupassant [1881]

Anthony Trollope The tact of women excels the skill of men and so perfect was the tact of these, that not a word was said which wounded Harry’s ear. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

H. G. Wells And when Waugh thought the women and children had gone on a sufficient distance, he gave the word for the men to follow them. The Grisly Folk by H. G. Wells [1921]

Not that that has anything to do with it; for you see the most incapable women marry, and remain incapable to their dying day. A Day in Briar Wood by Ellen Wood [1877]

No, Robert. There are a hundred thousand women just panting to look after some man’s cold; why pick on me?” “Because you are that one woman in a hundred thousand, and I love you. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

Henry James I don’t know what to do when I think how some women — how most women — suffer. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch The men and women must have stood a whole minute — dumb as stones — before there came that long curdling shriek for which they waited. I Saw Three Ships by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch [1893]

There were many women among them, who seemed more eager and resolute than their male companions. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Ford Madox Ford Mark did not hold any great opinion of women at all; if they were a little plump, healthy, at little loyal and not noticeable in their dress that was enough for him. Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

Anthony Trollope There was to both these women a subject of such paramount importance to each that none other could furnish matter of natural conversation. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

Thomas Hobbes Form is power; because being a promise of good, it recommendeth men to the favour of women and strangers. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

D. H. Lawrence Both women wanted to be gone: they felt they had already flown in spirit, and it was weary, having the body left behind. St Mawr by D. H. Lawrence

We all recognise them at sight, the nervous, fretful faces of the middle-aged men and women who want to be loved. The Understudy by Mary Cholmondeley

VAD’s might be incidental in a group, but individually they were women and, as such, not to be despised. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

Anthony Trollope Of all signs in women betokening vulgarity, bad taste, and aptitude to bad morals, it is the surest. North America by Anthony Trollope

Radclyffe Hall Richard blushed to his ears, but he went on doggedly: ‘No, I don’t, because I think it’s a shame that women should be shut out of things, bottled up, cramped. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

Ghosts not only have appallingly long memories, but they possess a mean advantage over the living in that they have once been mortal, while the men and women they haunt haven’t yet been ghosts. The Imperishable Ghost by Dorothy Scarborough [1921]

Guy de Maupassant Exercise fatigued him; suppers and even dinners made him ill; women annoyed him as much as they had formerly amused him. Duchoux by Guy de Maupassant [1887]

By whom had he been disobeyed? Both women began to chatter, his wife wailing, Alice Press loud and shrill and defiant. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Anthony Trollope A man, however, may with ease be civil to a dozen old women in one day. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

Virginia Woolf He had in him the seeds of extreme disillusionment, which would come to him from women in middle life. Jacob’s Room by Virginia Woolf [1920]

So the king sits by the tiller, but the women abide in the forecastle; but talk he had with the women and held their counsels of much account. The Story of the Volsungs by translated by William Morris and Eirikr Magnusson

H. G. Wells I can’t sit down and pacify myself with a needle as women used to do. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

Anthony Trollope For the most part, women like telling only they do not choose to be pressed beyond their own modes of utterance. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

William Makepeace Thackeray The male slaves were chiefly lads, and the women young, well formed, and abominably hideous. Notes of a Journey From Cornhill to Grand Cairo by William Makepeace Thackeray

George Meredith Imagining a fall down some suddenly spied chasm of her nature, she had a sisterly feeling for the women named sinful. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

Elizabeth Gaskell Then there came several uneventful years in the household of Bodowen; and when the old women had one and all declared that the cradle would not rock again, Mrs. Griffiths bore the son and heir. The Doom of the Griffiths by Elizabeth Gaskell [1858]

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]

Had it been, the borrower might have taken offence, and the women wished above all things to be on good terms with their neighbours. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

She might even accept him as a husband — women are so mercenary. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Andrew Lang With the first rays of light the whole village was awake, and the women set forth armed with baskets and the men with knives in order to cut up the buffalo. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Mark Twain The women had on sun-bonnets; and some had linsey-woolsey frocks, some gingham ones, and a few of the young ones had on calico. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

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

George Gissing He always says that if women are not ornamental they are nothing, and that they should always be associated with the hours of relaxation, and not those of work. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

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]

John Lewis Burckhard At Medina, on the contrary, it is thought very indecorous in women to enter the mosque. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

Anthony Trollope As for being happy, women are never happy without men. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins Of the two women whose hearts had once beaten in loving sympathy with mine, one lay in her grave and the other was lost to me in a foreign land. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

William Makepeace Thackeray But if they can’t do anything else, women can dance: let us give them that praise at least. The Fitz-Boodle Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1842-43]

A number of women were carrying about a virgin all covered with flowers, to the sound of a little bell. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

We went on as quickly as we could, the black women leading, the Bishop keeping them in sight, and I vainly trying to keep the Bishop in sight. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

Virginia Woolf Men standing on bridges fishing looked up; horses cantered; women came to doors and shaded their eyes; the shadow of the smoke floated over the corn, looped down and caught a tree. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

You are one of the bravest women I have ever met,” and he dropped my hand again as abruptly as he had done before. The Silent Dead by Arthur Gask [1950]

G. K. Chesterton The attitude of women in such cases was indeed one of the paradoxes of the place. The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton

She struggled at first, but she saw the same thing being done to the other women in the set, so she submitted. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

Benjamin Disraeli The women fled in indignation to their friendly monarch; but the voluptuary of nature only shrugged his shoulders and smiled. The Voyage of Captain Popanilla by Benjamin Disraeli [1828]

Katherine Mansfield As for me, I have had all I wanted from women without marriage. In a German Pension by Katherine Mansfield [1911]

These women were ten miles apart and five from my residence. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

Henry James Here also were numerous purchasers, most of them ladies; the men were but three or four, and the disposal of the wares was in the hands of neat young women attired in black dresses with long trains. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

Anthony Trollope There are those, men and women both, who can love and do love, and there are those who neither do nor can. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Watkin Tench On being asked where their women were, they pointed to the spot, but seemed not desirous that we should approach it. A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson by Watkin Tench

George Gissing To tell you the truth, I have by no means completed my study of women yet. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

George Meredith The men and women of her circle derisively, unanimously, disbelieved in an innocence that forfeited reputation. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

The men supped by themselves, and the women of course were also apart. Travels in Morocco by James Richardson

Mdme. Tillet is one of the best women I know; the true heart of motherhood heats under that broad chest of hers. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

I went to see the women behind their screen, and found one of them engaged in making a dish which looked like something which we used to call syllabub. The Golden Chersonese and the way thither by Isabella L. Bird [1883]

Jack London The men and women I have met upon the streets, and in the spikes and pegs, are not there because as a mode of life it may be considered a “soft snap. The People of the Abyss by Jack London [1903]

But” — and here in the old patriarchal head, white as silver, the black eyes humorously twinkled — “if we are all brothers, all the women are not our sisters. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

D. H. Lawrence The women of London— But it is getting too much for me. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

George Meredith Purity in women was his principal stipulation, and a woman puffed at, was not the person to cause him tremours. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Edith Wharton Hadn’t he discovered that long ago? One didn’t ask for intelligence or sensibility in women of her sort. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

In such cases women are apt to be regarded as representatives of a class; as abstractions, not concrete facts. A Second Coming by Richard Marsh [1900]

There were no top-hats or other formality in the men’s dress; some of them were on horseback, and there were two women riding. Familiar Spanish Travels by William Dean Howells

George Eliot I’m determined to read no more books where the blond-haired women carry away all the happiness. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

Nellie Bly We had just been served, when four women ranging from twenty-four to thirty-five came in, and with indignant snorts of surprise, seated themselves at the same table. Around the World in Seventy-Two Days by Nellie Bly [1890]

Anthony Trollope Lizzie had been told that she was a rich woman — as women go, very rich. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

In addition, he lectured to women on physiology and to children on elementary science. The Life of Huxley by Ada L. F. Snell [1909]

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]

He had seen bank men kneel and plead and cry like women for a chance—an hour’s time—the overlooking of a single error. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

Frances Hodgson Burnett What did people say to women whose sons had been dead and had come back to life? It had happened before. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

D. H. Lawrence The women hugged their wraps about them, and set off sharply, feeling some repugnance for the wet pavements and the crowd. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

D. H. Lawrence Pleasant, courteous, charming — but other women were not flesh and blood to him, they were just people, callers — that kind of thing. The Captain’s Doll by D. H. Lawrence

James Joyce Fellow always like that, mortified if women are by. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

George Meredith They will prevail until the ideas of men regarding women are purified. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

George Meredith Some women can adapt themselves . The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Rudyard Kipling The women screamed and pressed forward. Soldiers Three by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Beautiful women do not travel at midnight for nothing. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Robert Louis Stevenson It was hard to suppose they were very eager about the Second Coming: it seemed as if some elementary notions of temperance for the men and seemliness for the women would have gone nearer the mark. Essays of Travel by Robert Louis Stevenson

H. G. Wells It is an insistence upon the importance of individuality and individual adjustment in life; “Problems of association between men and women and an infinitude of opportunities for mutual charity. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

H. G. Wells Slaves and brutes are the sexes where women are slaves. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

Nellie Bly One woman had on a straightjacket, and two women had to drag her along. Ten Days in a Mad-House by Nellie Bly

E. F. Benson Two women got out, and there was no doubt whatever who either of them were. Lucia in London by E. F. Benson [1927]

Sinclair Lewis And women will sacrifice anything for their compliments — and for their embraces. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

Wilkie Collins In came Penelope — with the natural sweetness of women — to kiss and make it up again; and — with the natural curiosity of women — to ask another question. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Arnold Bennett The faculty of men and women to create their own lives seemed divine, and the conception of it enfevered her. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

If women did the writing of the world, instead of the talking, men would be regarded as the superior sex in beauty, grace and goodness. Epigrams by Ambrose Bierce

The lady is the Señora de G——z P——a, one of the most accomplished and well-informed women in Mexico; and though our friendship has been short, I trust it may be enduring. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Each furious doll tried to plunge dagger or sword into his or her neighbor, and the women seemed possessed by a thousand devils. The Wondersmith by Fitz James O’Brien

Charlotte Perkins Gilman If we women had done no more than save that, it would have paid for all you see. Moving the Mountain by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1911]

Rudyard Kipling Allowing that you had gathered all your men and women together, what would you do with them? Make them talk? They would all with one accord begin to flirt. Under the Deodars by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

Jules Verne Not a single spectator remained on his feet! Men, women children, all lay prostrate like ears of corn under a tempest. From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne [1867]

Virginia Woolf The exclusion of women has remained the traditional attitude. Three Guineas by Virginia Woolf [1938]

Jane Austen Mrs. Weston, with her baby on her knee, indulging in such reflections as these, was one of the happiest women in the world. Emma by Jane Austen [1816]

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]

Richard Burton For three days the city was plundered, the streets ran blood, dogs ate human flesh in the Mosque, and no fewer than 1000 women were insulted. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Anthony Trollope I wonder what you three women think of it. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins Other women in my place would have grumbled — I got up directly, as lively as any girl of eighteen you like to mention. A Rogue’s Life by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Henry Handel Richardson Lisby, my dear, if you had been in the colony with us in the early days —” and here Mary dilated on some of the hard and incongruous jobs she had seen women put their hands to. The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

D. H. Lawrence He would come back to her, she was sure; with some of his young freshness gone, perhaps, but cured of his desire for the lesser things which other women than herself could give him. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

D. H. Lawrence What train did you come by, Ursula?’ It was rather annoying to see him trying to placate both women at once. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Anthony Trollope But women never understood delicacy in regard to money. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

Virginia Woolf So it is with the two Catherines; never could women feel as they do or act in their manner, we say. The Common Reader by Virginia Woolf [1925]

George Meredith I have heard women say it is a plot on the side of the men to teach us our littleness. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

The marshal then entered the Rue Saint Honore, but there he was opposed by the barricades of the mendicant of Saint Eustache. They were guarded, not only by armed men, but even by women and children. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

Virginia Woolf The shops were already gay with spring clothing; women paused and looked in at the windows. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

George Meredith The women are upset about something. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

Frances Hodgson Burnett Neither of the two women had felt it possible to talk to her. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Anthony Trollope But on entering the room she found her cousin, John Ball. She was, in truth, glad to see him; for, after all, she thought that she liked him the best of all the men or women that she knew. Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope [1865]

Virginia Woolf The eyes of all the nurses, mothers, and wandering women are a little glazed, absorbed. Jacob’s Room by Virginia Woolf [1920]

George Eliot The women mostly bring their children with ’em, but today there was one stout curly headed fellow about three or four year old, that I never saw there before. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

Florence Dixie If ninety-nine women out of a hundred had been asked to trudge over the ground those children covered today, they would be well nigh dead by now with fatigue and weariness. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

John Galsworthy Even when they are not in love, women are grateful for being loved. Over the River by John Galsworthy

Theodore Dreiser Roughly speaking, it might have been said of him that youth and hope in womenparticularly youth when combined with beauty and ambition in a girl — touched him. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

I felt no more annoyed at the mocking remarks they made concerning women than if I had myself been of their sex. Mademoiselle de Maupin by Théophile Gautier [1835]

George Gissing How much has she cost you? As much, no doubt, as one of the swell women in Piccadilly Circus—’ Peachey turned upon her, the sweat beading on his ghastly face. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

Edith Wharton The pleasantest houses were those of a group of young married women who all through the season gave a succession of small dinners, informal Sunday lunches and after-theatre suppers. A Backward Glance by Edith Wharton [1934]

Anthony Trollope His voice was much pleasanter to their ears than that of old Mr Williams. The women waved their handkerchiefs and the men stamped their feet. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope In them was always apparent that sense of security which women should receive from an unconscious dependence on their own mingled purity and weakness. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope Mr. Arabin did not understand the ways of women very well, or else he might have flattered himself that Eleanor was in love with him. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

William Makepeace Thackeray Fair women always dress in light blue or light green; and Frau von Speck is very fair and stout. The Fitz-Boodle Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1842-43]

D. H. Lawrence He had a soft, flattering manner with women, particularly with women who were not young. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence