Phrases with "wonderful"

Miles Franklin When the song ceased Mr Grey wheeled abruptly on the stool and said, “Do you know that you have one of the most wonderful natural voices I have heard. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

H. G. Wells No wonder he looks proud,” said Graham. “Pills! What a wonderful time it is! That man in purple?” “He is not quite one of the inner circle, you know. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

I hear of wonderful bargains in fabrics, and of miracles performed with needle and thread; but I am in doubt. The Four Million by O. Henry [1906]

D. H. Lawrence The spread cloth, with its wonderful reddish roses and dark green stems, all so simple, and somehow so wicked-looking, lay at her feet. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

But it would be vain to dwell further upon this wonderful and famous chapter, except to note the extraordinary sublimity and serenity of its general tone. Books and Characters by Lytton Strachey

A wonderful woman! Very few brains could hold what hers has had poured into it in the last thirty years. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Rudyard Kipling At last the reconciliation was effected in our house over a supper at two in the morning — Julie in a wonderful costume of compromises, and I have her and the mayor pacified in bed in the blue room. Actions and Reactions by Rudyard Kipling [1909]

Arthur Conan Doyle It made me smile as I wrote it to think that, wonderful as it appeared to me, it would probably only confirm my mother in her opinion of the Emperor’s good sense. The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1896]

Fascinatingly interesting! And what good do you think ——’ A wonderful thought suddenly brightened the bleak small eye. To Love and Be Wise by Josephine Tey [1950]

Remember, Harker heard in the village that he was supposed to be a wonderful shot. Marauders by Night by Arthur Gask [1951]

I sat on the curbstone thinking what a wonderful melody was being played on some sort of insupportable violin — in supportable because it hurt me to listen to it. In the World by Maksim Gorky

My lieutenant, for instance, is a man of wonderful courage and enterprise; he is madly desirous of glory, or rather, to word my phrase more characteristically, of advancement in his profession. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

You ‘ad a good ‘oliday?’ ‘A wonderful, wonderful holiday. The Singing Sands by Josephine Tey [1952]

M. P. Shiel She is a wonderful mimic and romp. The Lost Viol by M. P. Shiel [1905]

It seemed a wonderful thing to get this news of my old friend out of the darkness four thousand miles from where I had known him. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

With wonderful art Racine manages to suggest that, behind the quiet personal crisis in the retired little room, the strain and the pressure of outside things do exist. Landmarks in Literature--French by Lytton Strachey

Mark Twain These strange and wonderful achievements move our awe and compel our admiration. What is Man? and other essays by Mark Twain

Arthur Conan Doyle A wonderful interprise, conducted with remarkable energy, but also with remarkable rashness, sir — yes, bedad, inexcusable rashness. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Benjamin Disraeli What a pity he is not here!” “It is a wonderful event, but the difficulties must be immense,” observed Ferrars. “Oh! you always see difficulties. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

D. H. Lawrence It was a wonderful little portrait of an officer and gentleman, the physique modelled so that it made you hold your breath. The Captain’s Doll by D. H. Lawrence

Mark Twain Verily, a wonderful land is France! Then we hunted for a barber-shop. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Robert Louis Stevenson Last ‘Wainiu,’ when I sent Fanny off to Fiji, I hear the wonderful news that the Chief Justice is going to Fiji and the Colonies to improve his mind. Vailima Letters by Robert Louis Stevenson

Sinclair Lewis They both felt wonderful over the way in which they were tackling their debts, and in this mood the Dean dashed off a fantasy on farm boys earning their way through college. Gideon Planish by Sinclair Lewis

E. Phillips Oppenheim A wonderful spot amongst the hills. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Rudyard Kipling The Elizabethans, for instance, stood on the edge of a new and wonderful world filled with happy possibilities. A Book of Words by Rudyard Kipling [1928]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Her cheeks were a little pale; her hair—perfectly natural—was a wonderful deep shade of soft brown. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

D. H. Lawrence But now the skies were strange over my head, and Orion walked past me unnoticing, he who night after night had stood over the woods to spend with me a wonderful hour. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

E. Phillips Oppenheim Still wearing her wonderful cloak, her satin shoes and slippers, her eyes weary but passionately questioning, came Gertrude. “If you please, Grant,” she said, “I want my clothes. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

H. G. Wells From it he was able to watch the wonderful spectacle of the first air-fleet flying through the night. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Apart from this wonderful outpouring of talent, Andrea Korust himself seemed to possess the peculiar art of bringing into touch with one another people naturally interested in the same subjects. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

And the incorrigible Puddock, apropos of a piece of a whale once eaten by Dangerfield, after his wont, related a wonderful receipt —‘a weaver surprised. The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

This wonderful instrument, said the officers (mistaking it for my compass), was the magic horn by which the white men found their way everywhere. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

Arthur Conan Doyle The wonderful thing is their complete unconsciousness that there is any danger whatever. The Tragedy of the Korosko by Arthur Conan Doyle [1898]

As for your wounds, the Tlapotlazenan gild are wonderful healers, and I shall expect to see you on your feet in a week or so. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

E. Phillips Oppenheim Chance had favored him, insomuch that he had been able to secure almost a front seat in the concert room, and the wonderful music of her voice rang still in his ears. To Win the Love He Sought by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1895]

D. H. Lawrence Whether love was all in all or not this was the great, wonderful range of love, and love was not complete short of the whole. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Frances Hodgson Burnett He held his head high as if he felt like a sort of priest and his strange eyes had a wonderful look in them. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1911]

Frances Hodgson Burnett The next he turned upon her his wonderful boy’s smile. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Wonderful, wonderful Providence! I view its workings with renewed awe every day. The Forsaken Inn by Anna Katharine Green

She was absolutely wonderful to-night in scarlet and silver. The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green

It is wonderful what good use a parvenu can make of his money nowadays, and how rarely he disgraces himself by any marked offences against good taste. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Charles Dickens She had a wonderful quantity of shining dark hair, all curling natural about her. Doctor Marigold by Charles Dickens [1865]

Bram Stoker I feel a wonderful peace and rest tonight. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

Henry James And you such a wonderful one, too!” “You are all too clever for me, my dear. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

Oscar Wilde Campbell was always either at Selby Royal or in Grosvenor Square. To him, as to many others, Dorian Gray was the type of everything that is wonderful and fascinating in life. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

The party were just nine — and it is wonderful what a row nine well-behaved people will contrive to make at a dinner-table. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

George Gissing How many could give the familiar name of half a dozen plants plucked at random from beneath the hedge in springtime? To me the flowers became symbolical of a great release, of a wonderful awakening. The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft by George Gissing [1902]

Robert Louis Stevenson Overhead there was a wonderful carolling of larks which seemed to follow me as I went. Collected Essays by Robert Louis Stevenson

Oscar Wilde It was certainly a wonderful work of art, and a wonderful likeness as well. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

Walter Scott He stopped for a single moment, so as to notice the wonderful accuracy with which fancy had impressed upon the bodily eye the peculiarities of dress and posture of the illustrious poet. Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft by Walter Scott [1831]

Charlotte Perkins Gilman It must be a rich and wonderful world. Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1915]

Also he made a wonderful gillie and companion for Peter John. Jack was a living disproof of the legend that the English countryman is not adaptable. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

D. H. Lawrence It’s wonderful to feel this blue globe of emptiness of the Australian air. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

John Galsworthy I think he might; he really is a wonderful man for his age. To Let by John Galsworthy

D. H. Lawrence He lifted it from the fire and scrutinised it thoroughly, holding the candle to it, as if it were some wonderful epistle from the flames. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

M. P. Shiel But Hannah is a personality apart: her pain seems to wound me in a wonderful way, and it is keener, I know, than she has wanted me to guess. The Lost Viol by M. P. Shiel [1905]

Gertrude had heard of a wonderful cure made by a young doctor in the Rue Beautrellis, and she offered to go and fetch him. Chicot the Jester by Alexandre Dumas

Henry James The two ladies went down to Rome—Georgina was in wonderful trim—to finish the season, and here Mrs. Portico became convinced that she intended to abandon her offspring. Georgina’s reasons by Henry James [1884]

I never saw — you’d have said so — such a wonderful improvement. The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

As this detective of ours was as careful in his finish as in all the rest of his work, he called out as he went by: “I’ve just been trying to sell a wonderful contrivance of mine to the missus. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

E. Phillips Oppenheim She had lain in his arms, her lips against his, her passionate whispering like wonderful music in his ears. The Long Arm of Mannister by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1909]

And he was able to do this because he was one of the most wonderful of thinkers and one of the greatest of writers. Bacon by R. W. Church [1884]

Wilkie Collins The effect will be the most wonderful removal of all dirt, and a complete and brilliant metamorphosis of the present dingy surface of the picture. A Rogue’s Life by Wilkie Collins [1879]

It was a wonderful change from his home surroundings in Tours, where a certain severity prevailed. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

Arthur Machen It was a wonderful night: I wish you had been there, my dear. A Fragment of Life by Arthur Machen

Rudyard Kipling A great and a wonderful land! But here, when I put in, is as though I were in my own Bhotiyal.’ He looked round the little clean cell complacently. Kim by Rudyard Kipling [1901]

H. G. Wells It was so wonderful he loved her still. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

Now, do you understand?” “I do, and I must say I admire your wonderful resource. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]

Andrew Lang Then through the east door of the town came three little boys, who cried and wept, and this is what they told: While the parents were at church a wonderful music had resounded. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Frances Hodgson Burnett Their quiet talks together were wonderful things to remember. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Henry James The allowance that Perdita had enjoyed for her dress had now been transferred to her sister, who turned it to wonderful account. The romance of certain old clothes by Henry James [1868]

Even Fielding’s next venture—the wonderful and almost unique venture of Jonathan Wild—leaves some objection of this sort possible, though, for myself, I should never dream of admitting it. The English Novel by George Saintsbury [1913]

I felt myself the most wonderful and unprecedented of adventurers. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

Directly I fell asleep I saw the track among the tree trunks, and then after a few minutes I reached the wonderful glade and the lake, and the little islands. The End of the Dream by Mary Cholmondeley [1921]

Henry James It’s an abyss — it’s the wall of China. She has a hard polish, an inimitable surface, like some wonderful porcelain that costs more than you’d think. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

Gertrude Stein It is wonderful how boys can fill. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

Anthony Trollope The character reproduces itself from generation to generation; and as it does so, becomes shorn in a wonderful way of those little touches of humanity which would be destructive of its purposes. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

He took in a wonderful degree the stamp of the teaching of his adolescent period; not a line was missing nor a precept; nor was the mould defaced by a single wavering tendency of later date. The Imperialist by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1904]

Arthur Conan Doyle A wonderful thing is the law with its yea, yea, and nay, nay, like Barclay, the Quaker man, that came down here in a leather suit, and ca’d the parson a steepleman. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

Ford Madox Ford It was, as I have said, wonderful what she could make conversation out of. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

Ann Radcliffe But a subject soon after occurred, which drew off their minds from the consideration of their mother’s fate to a subject more wonderful and equally interesting. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

George Gissing It’s wonderful what spirits she has. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Miles Franklin I rememberedwonderful aberration from my usual thoughtlessness — that the book I had left in the hammock had a beautiful cover which the dew would spoil, so I left my tea to bring it in. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

Anthony Trollope There are people who have a wonderful appetite for relics. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

Nathaniel Hawthorne But it had the wonderful beauty which we may often observe in those who have recently gone through a great struggle, and won the peace that lies just on the other side. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

George Eliot There is a wonderful amount of sustenance in the first few words of love. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

George Gissing Perhaps you know all the wonderful things about them, but I had neglected that branch of natural history. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Henry Kingsley I felt a hand on my shoulder, and looked round — it was Major Buckley. “This is a wonderful sight, Hamlyn,” said he. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

Punk, too, was busy, and cabled wonderful stories of the new crusade up and down the earth. The Last Crusade by John Buchan

H. G. Wells A wonderful thing that must have seemed, had any man had by chance the power of resistance to the vapor, and could he have walked amidst it. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

Henry James She was certainly a wonderful woman. Eugene Pickering by Henry James [1874]

Lucy Maud Montgomery Oh, Marilla, it’s a wonderful sensation just to think of it. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

George Eliot He’s an uncommon clever stiddy fellow, an’ wonderful strong. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

H. G. Wells For a wonderful minute he seemed to succeed. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

H. G. Wells I’d as soon steal money — from a child’s money-box — as go back on Milly.’ “‘It’s wonderful how fine men can be to the wives they don’t love,’ said Fanny bitterly. The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

Bram Stoker He has been shopping too, and has sent home such a wonderful lot of fur coats and wraps, and all sorts of warm things. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

In the evening there was a wonderful spread, and then they had danced till daylight. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Henry James Miss Stackpole, however, is your most wonderful invention. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Andrew Lang Directly she heard about the wonderful gold pots and pans she came out at once, and began unpacking the basket and admiring the things. The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Anthony Trollope What a wonderful scheme it is when one looks at it all. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

Guy de Maupassant The shock roused him from the peaceful and pious slumber which had lasted twenty-five years; with a wonderful lucidity he saw all that would inevitably ensue. The Olive Grove (Le Champ d'Oliviers) by Guy de Maupassant [1890]

D. H. Lawrence There was no wonderful intimacy of speech, such as she had always imagined, and always craved for. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

Henry James We had thus, in spite of everything, a wonderful hour of it. A Passionate Pilgrim by Henry James [1871]

D. H. Lawrence So that she lived more and more in a little, isolate, illusory, wonderful world then, content, moreover, because the living cost so little. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

George Eliot It’s wonderful what sight he has, and him turned seventy-five. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

France’s angels remain on earth and become more corrupt than men, and Wells’s wonderful visitor is banished from the village as an undesirable alien. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Joseph Furphy She had said that, though you were such a wonderful talker, you were surprisingly reticent respecting your own former life, and your family connections, and the place you came from. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

Tobias had spoken to him of wonderful things and opened up new worlds and set him on the scholar’s path. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

His power of descriptive writing, especially of describing violent action, is also very striking, and on a serial-story level he is a wonderful contriver of plots. Charles Reade by George Orwell [1940]

Thomas Wolfe All in all, it was a wonderful scene of white and black and gold and power and wealth and loveliness and food and drink. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Mount Olga is the more wonderful and grotesque; Mount Ayers the more ancient and sublime. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

D. H. Lawrence The wonderful yellow light in her eyes now was soft and yielded, they were at peace with each other. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Olaf Stapledon It may be easily imagined that in our wanderings we came upon a wonderful diversity of customs and institutions, but I must not pause to describe even the most remarkable of them. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Then putting the whole matter of the kidnapping out of his mind, for nearly an hour Sir Parry explained the wonderful mechanism of his big telescope. The Poisoned Goblet by Arthur Gask [1935]

Rudyard Kipling But to see a ship blow up is a terrible and wonderful sight; an enormous volume of flame and smoke almost 200 feet high and great pieces of metal, etc. Destroyers at Jutland by Rudyard Kipling [1916]

Henry James He’s in that respect his father’s son, and also — for she’s wonderful in her way too — his mother’s. The Ambassadors by Henry James [1903]

George Gissing So it sometimes happens that a human soul finds its season, and at a touch expands to wonderful new life. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Henry James Of course I was under the spell, and the wonderful part is that, even at the time, I perfectly knew I was. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James [1898]

Sinclair Lewis All sorts of wonderful things. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

Lucy Maud Montgomery Oh, it seems so wonderful that I’m going to live with you and belong to you. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

Wilkie Collins A wonderful thing for a woman to do, isn’t it? I wonder whether you could follow the process?” My reply to this was made by a bow. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Guy de Maupassan We would have liked to undertake some wonderful task, to love some unknown, deliciously poetic being. The Model (Femme d'artiste) by Guy de Maupassan

E. F. Benson The Duchess’s bedroom; wonderful Elizabethan bed. Trouble for Lucia by E. F. Benson [1939]

Young Australia has a wonderful love for the excitement of gamblingtake him away from the betting ring and he goes straight to the share market to dabble in gold and silver shares. Madame Midas by Fergus Hume

Oscar Wilde He remembered the autumn that he had passed there, and a wonderful love that had stirred him to mad, delightful follies. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

H.G. Wells The wonderful creatures flying through the aether saw them not as they stood there, flew through them as one might pass through a whisp of mist. The Wonderful Visit by H.G. Wells [1895]

Ravelston began to speak in praise of those jolly little Soho restaurants where you get such a wonderful dinner for half a crown. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

Virginia Woolf As for Rose, her mouth was too big, but she had a wonderful gift with her hands. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf [1927]

Jules Verne The cold was great, the constellations shone with wonderful intensity. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

Wilkie Collins Is it wonderful that I feel baffled, disheartened, helpless? Oh, I am not exaggerating! I know my child’s nature. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

George Elio I’ve been reading about that wonderful Henry Martyn; he’s just like Mr. Tryan — wearing himself out for other people, and I sit thinking of nothing but myself. Janet’s Repentance by George Elio

Anthony Trollope Since that he had been a married man, and those special drawing-rooms and those wonderful words had in no degree actuated him in his choice of a wife. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Baldwin Spencer It can be hurled with great speed and accuracy of aim, and has wonderful penetrating power. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Jules Verne Certainly the strange bird of old Silfax seemed destined to attain a wonderful longevity. The Underground City by Jules Verne [1877]

Elizabeth Von Arnim The other night she had had a wonderful dream, really such a wonderful dream, that a man was over her. Mr Skeffington by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1940]

The dinner would no doubt be a wonderful experience thrown into the dull routine of the girl’s life; and her lively appreciation of it would add to his own triumph and pleasure. The Four Million by O. Henry [1906]

D. H. Lawrence Such a wonderful remoteness there was about her, and then something in touch with him, that made his heart knock in his chest. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Arthur Conan Doyle But wonderful as was the sight, there was, as ye may guess, my dears, little time for us to gaze upon it. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

Baldwin Spencer With the women especially it is a frequent amusement to imitate on the sandy ground the tracks of various animals, which they make with wonderful accuracy with their hands. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

H. G. Wells No longer is he an instinctive savage but a creature of almost incredible variability and wonderful new possibilities. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

F. Scott Fitzgerald If it’s so wonderful why isn’t Constance coming?” Lying awake in their drawing-room on the Twentieth Century, Josephine brooded upon the terrible injustice of it all. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

Arthur Machen He wrote on these leaves a wonderful ritual of praise and devotion; it was the liturgy of his religion. The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen [1907]

William Makepeace Thackeray If you do, do pray remember to paint the hands of the figures as they are here depicted; they are as wonderful portraits as the faces. Roundabout Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1860-63]

Willa Cather What was it that made life seem so much more interesting and attractive here than elsewhere? There was nothing wonderful about this room; a lot of books, a lamp . One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

There was the, egg, and there was some apricot-jam — the egg in a slender-stemmed Arabian silver cup, the jam golden in a little round dish of wonderful old blue. A Daughter of To-Day by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1894]

Mark Twain He had a wonderful talent for packing thought close and rendering it portable. Is Shakespeare Dead? by Mark Twain

F. Scott Fitzgerald Rosalind was outfield, wonderful hitter, Clara first base, maybe. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Edward Bellamy The experiences of the day previous, my waking to find myself in the year 2000, the sight of the new Boston, my host and his family, and the wonderful things I had heard, were a blank in my memory. Looking Backward From 2000 to 1887 by Edward Bellamy

In Scandinavia, before the introduction of Christianity, all tradition records the wonderful powers of the Vala, or witch, who was then held in reverence and honour. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

Charles Dickens There never before was seen on earth such a wonderful hybrid race as was thus produced. Hard Times by Charles Dickens [1854]

Frances Hodgson Burnett She began to understand that there was another larger one containing wonderful and delightful things she had known nothing about. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

George Gissing And I had to learn how to do her hair, and put paint and powder on her face, and all sorts of wonderful things. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

Wilkie Collins More wonderful still, at every fair opportunity that offered, she kept out of my way. The Guilty River by Wilkie Collins [1886]

Frances Hodgson Burnett Almost the next moment a wonderful thing happened. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1911]

E. F. Benson What a wonderful thing if I could get that custom restored! Such an impetus to the fishermen here. Trouble for Lucia by E. F. Benson [1939]

Gertrude Stein There were well if you like there were wonderful spots such as were seen by a queen. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

Guy de Maupassant I had never before seen anything so wonderful and so beautiful. Madame Parisse by Guy de Maupassant [1886]

Elizabeth Von Arnim He was a wonderful man, but I am glad I was not his wife. Elizabeth and her German Garden by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1898]

That wonderful gift of beauty has such power to bewitch the most sensible man upon occasion. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

H. G. Wells Shalyapin is certainly one of the most wonderful things in Russia at the present time. Russia in the Shadows by H. G. Wells

Walter Scott For example, I once heard a sensible and intelligent friend in company express himself convinced of the truth of a wonderful story, told him by an intelligent and bold man, about an apparition. Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft by Walter Scott [1831]

George Eliot After a time I interfered so little with Bertha’s habits that it might seem wonderful how her hatred towards me could grow so intense and active as it did. The Lifted Veil by George Eliot [1859]

And it is still so wonderful to have a home of our own that I am willing to put up with the disadvantages. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

The Homoeopathic physician who treated these patients was M. de Horatiis, who had the previous year been announcing his wonderful cures. Homeopathy and its Kindred Delusions by Oliver Wendell Holmes [1842]

Arthur Conan Doyle It is a wonderful figure of which you are conscious in the end, the figure of an archangel, but surely of an archangel of darkness. Through the Magic Door by Arthur Conan Doyle [1907]

A wonderful epithet, that, and I managed it very well. Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey

William Godwin Above all, he was an admirable chemist, excelled in manufactures of gold and other metals, and was distinguished by a wonderful skill in the art of magic. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

Arthur Machen Here he could remind himself that the bonds of the flesh had been broken in a wonderful manner; that he had been set free from the jaws of hell and death. The Secret Glory by Arthur Machen

I tell you, Ingleby, he is the most wonderful man with whom I have ever been brought in contact. Dr Nikola’s Experiment by Guy Boothby [1899]

William Godwin This is perhaps, all things considered, the most wonderful specimen of magical power any where to be found. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

The castle was really very wonderful — she would take him there presently — but there were many parts of it she had not seen. The Hidden Door by Arthur Gask [1934]

Anthony Trollope For hours upon hours he would fill his mind with castles in the air, dreaming of wonderful successes in the midst of which Lily Dale always reigned as a queen. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

Gertrude Stein It is a wonderful sight, It is a wonderful sight to see. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

She was a wonderful old woman. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

It was all hung, too, with a Chinese paper whereon pink and green parrots squatted in wonderful blue trees, and there seemed generally to be a wood fire burning. Basilissa by John Buchan [1914]

Andrew Lang It grew in the midst of a wonderful garden, all the paths of which were strewn with pearls as big as peas. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Gertrude Stein Why is carving a wonderful thing. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

She’s a wonderful woman; thinks of everything. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Ralph Waldo Emerson The “Animal Kingdom” is a book of wonderful merits. Representative Men by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1850]

Edith Wharton It had been a wonderful experience; and in spite of the tears on her cheeks she was not sorry to have known it. Bunner Sisters by Edith Wharton [1916]

Nikolai Gogol Only the moon hung as brilliant and wonderful as before in the immensity of the Ukraine sky. A May Night by Nikolai Gogol

E. Phillips Oppenheim Haven realised bitterly what a wonderful interlude the evening might have been, but for that dull pain in his heart. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

H. G. Wells This queer, staring, soft little being in its mother’s arms is organizing something within itself, beside which the most wonderful orchestra one can imagine is a lump of rude clumsiness. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

George Eliot It’s wonderful — unaccountable; but when I saw Miss Lyon at the Free School the other day, I could have sworn she was Bycliffe’s daughter. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

Theodore Dreiser It came over her very swiftly now just what it was she was losing — a grim, wonderful man. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Ivan Turgenev Frau Lenore positively discovered in Russian a wonderful likeness to the Italian. Even the names Pushkin (she pronounced it Pussekin) and Glinka sounded somewhat familiar to her. The Torrents of Spring by Ivan Turgenev [1872]

Arthur Machen I have had wonderful opportunities lately of analysing the marvels of lying, conscious and unconscious; and indeed almost incredible feats in this way can be performed. The Great Return by Arthur Machen

William Makepeace Thackeray Meanwhile we continued to reside at Barryville, and, considering the smallness of our income, kept up a wonderful state. The Memoires of Barry Lyndon by William Makepeace Thackeray [1852]

Arnold Bennett Outside the station, the groom stood at Joan’s head, and a wonderful fox-terrier sat alert under the dog-cart. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

She was almost as wonderful to them as an angel’s visit. Because of the Dollars by Joseph Conrad [1915]

Andrew Lang Presently up spoke the silver-haired Father Martin. ‘Comrades,’ said he, ‘you have had wonderful adventures; but I will tell you something still more astonishing that happened to myself. The Crimson Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Bram Stoker That is a wonderful machine, but it is cruelly true. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

George Gissing He’s a useful fellow—gets through work in a wonderful way. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Edith Wharton It’s a wonderful chance, for of course we all benefit by it as much as Hubert.” “A wonderful chance . The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

About her escape from the massacres most wonderful tales were told, and she acquired the reputation of a heroine. The Rover by Joseph Conrad [1923]

T. E. Lawrence He examined the applicants for my service, and, thanks to him and to the Zaagi, my other commander (a stiff man of normal officer cut), a wonderful gang of experts grew about me. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Jack London Fine tins, wonderful good some o’ them. The People of the Abyss by Jack London [1903]

Oscar Wilde Yes; he would try to be to Dorian Gray what, without knowing it, the lad was to the painter who had fashioned the wonderful portrait. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

They have a wonderful collection of books there and it is said people from all parts of the world go to consult them. The Tragedy of the Silver Moon by Arthur Gask [1940]

D. H. Lawrence Yet how beautiful old, gold-coloured maple-wood is! how very lovely, with the ebony curves of the door arch! There was a wonderful old-fashioned, Victorian glow in it, and a certain splendour. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]