Phrases with "wonderful"

Frances Hodgson Burnett The skipping-rope was a wonderful thing. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1911]

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

Washington Irving It is wonderful how the whelp has written such things. The Life of Oliver Goldsmith by Washington Irving [1840]

Benjamin Disraeli He is a wonderful man, that Neuchatel. If I had only known him a year ago! I would have dedicated my novel to him. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

It may come in useful some day, and if it does you’ll find the silencer is a wonderful invention. The Master Spy by Arthur Gask [1936]

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch By the way, I suppose you were introduced to their state apartment — the Blue Room — and its wonderful chimney carving. A Blue Pantomime by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch [1893]

E. Phillips Oppenheim If you do as I ask, though, I promise that you will never regret it and you will do a fellow human being a wonderful turn. The Man Without Nerves by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

D. H. Lawrence But also, the queer figure that sat alone on the roof watching the stars! The wonderful red flower of the cactus. The Captain’s Doll by D. H. Lawrence

He looked as if he might have a secret sorrow, and his wonderful moustache was a dream, and she was a little afraid of that stern yet tender look in his eyes. The Four Million by O. Henry [1906]

E. F. Benson What a wonderful and beautiful end to all our anxiety!” There was a subconscious regret with regard to the anxiety. Miss Mapp by E. F. Benson [1922]

Thomas Hardy My spirits must be wonderful good, you’ll say? But not always. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Henry James He proved a sympathetic though a desultory ministrant, and had in a wonderful degree the sentiment de la pose. The Real Thing by Henry James [1892]

Sinclair Lewis It must be wonderful to see how patients trust you, doctor. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Willa Cather When I got back to Paris and began to reread the Lettres de Flaubert à sa Nièce Caroline, I found that the personality of Madame Grout sent a wonderful glow over the pages. Not Under Forty by Willa Cather [1936]

G. K. Chesterton Of course, they’re much poorer than the people who own all these safes and jewels and things, but then there are a lot of them, and it’s wonderful what you can collect by the end of the day. Four Faultless Felons by G. K. Chesterton [1930]

Their wedding, not six months ago, was a wonderful society affair. The Storm Breaks by Arthur Gask [1949]

George Borrow We have not yet visited all the wonderful things of this blessed town. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

Many were content to return again and again to those passages where the beauty of nature is depicted in stanzas of wonderful felicity. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

The wonderful wooden thing that he could make sing like a nightingale was all his own for ever. Signa by Ouida

William Makepeace Thackeray It is up there that they invent the legends for the crackers, and the wonderful riddles and remarks on the bonbons. A Little Dinner at Timmins’s by William Makepeace Thackeray [1848]

That monster could have been no other than the Plesiosaurus, one of the most wonderful animals that has ever existed. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

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]

And one day, out of Heaven knows what material, he spun the beast a wonderful name, and from that moment it grew into a god and a religion. The Chronicles of Clovis by Saki

E. Phillips Oppenheim Now, although you are a wonderful host, you scarcely take anything yourself. The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1920]

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]

Scanning men and things with a wonderful intelligence, she commented upon them as if the motives of human action were laid open to her inspection. Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century by George Paston [1902]

Thomas Hardy She had come to live in Melchester from a village on the Great Plain, and this was the first time that she had ever seen a steam-circus; she could not understand how such wonderful machines were made. Life’s Little Ironies by Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy Cytherea fixed her eyes idly upon the streak, and began picturing a wonderful paradise on the other side as the source of such a beamreminding her of the well-known good deed in a naughty world. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

Arnold Bennett And Edwin was the magnificent, wonderful uncle. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

Anthony Trollope An audacious conjurer has generally been his hero — some youth who, by wonderful cleverness, can obtain success by every intrigue that comes to his hand. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Henry James It’s wonderful what you tried to put me off with. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

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]

He had a short back, and his ribs went out like a cask, long quarter, great thighs and hocks, wonderful legs, and feet of course to do the work he did. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

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]

Edith Wharton The two young women next to me — the ones with the wonderful hats — have been talking in the same way. Autres Temps . . . by Edith Wharton [1916]

John Galsworthy It’s wonderful what they do, as it is. Swan Song by John Galsworthy

Willa Cather Archie did his part in the applause that greeted her, but it was the new and wonderful he applauded, not the old and dear. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

D. H. Lawrence As a matter of fact, we think a talking starling is much more wonderful than an ordinary starling. The Captain’s Doll by D. H. Lawrence

Beeton, the chauffeur! The fool who tried to masquerade as Sid Ferris. The wonderful Gilbert Larose! Oh, you ass. The Dark Highway by Arthur Gask [1928]

Anthony Trollope He at once saw that something wonderful was going on. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

In these days of bustle and worry and competition, it is wonderful how people forget even important events. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

When I bent over the patient and did as he directed, it was indeed a wonderful thing that I beheld. Dr Nikola’s Experiment by Guy Boothby [1899]

Charles Dickens On meeting my eye, he said plainly, by a momentary and silent pause in that attitude, “Indeed? Singular!” and then put the handkerchief to its right use with wonderful effect. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

In this respect they present a wonderful contrast with Drosera, owing no doubt to the presence of absorbent glands in the latter plant. The Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants by Charles Darwin

H. G. Wells It was Uya still seeking his enemy! And then came the strange return of Ugh-lomi, a wonderful animal seen galloping far across the river, that suddenly changed into two animals, a horse and a man. A Story of the Stone Age by H. G. Wells [1897]

I respected him so; he was so wonderful to me then. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

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]

Marie Corelli A wonderful face! A little acolyte, no doubt. The Master-Christian by Marie Corelli [1900]

E. F. Benson It’s the most wonderful plan; and it’s wonderful of me to have understood it so quickly. Lucia in London by E. F. Benson [1927]

George Eliot Tessa sat quiet as a dove on its nest, just venturing, when he was fast asleep, to touch the wonderful dark curls that fell backward from his ear. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

Arthur Machen He remembered how his tears had fallen upon her breast, and how tenderly she had soothed him, whispering those wonderful unknown words that sang to his heart. The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen [1907]

Frances Hodgson Burnett Thy father mun come back to thee — he mun!” In each century since the beginning of the world wonderful things have been discovered. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1911]

Leon Trotsky Buchanan, the former British ambassador to St. Petersburg, speaks with exaltation in his memoirs of “those wonderful early August days” when “Russia seemed to have been completely transformed. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Ford Madox Ford It will be a wonderful position. No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

D. H. Lawrence With mid-day came the sun and the clear sky: a wonderful clear sky and a hot, hot sun. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

George Gissing It’s wonderful here, among the trees. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

Ford Madox Ford A wonderful passion for the extermination of dung . No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

D. H. Lawrence Then he looked with a wonderful smile at Somers, without saying a word, only smiling from his eyes, strangely, wonderfully. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

R. D. Blackmore You are always in a fume to be doing something — a stew, I might say, without exaggeration — a wonderful pattern of an active mind. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Louisa May Alcott I want to do something splendid before I go into my castle, something heroic or wonderful that won’t be forgotten after I’m dead. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

Thomas Wolfe George saw the chains of endlessly lovely lakes around Berlin, and for the first time he knew the wonderful golden bronze upon the tall poles of the kiefern-trees. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

D. H. Lawrence Her eyes were so blue — such a wonderful forget-me-not blue! He felt if only they had been of a different colour he could have borne it better. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

H. Rider Haggard At length she came up, and showed them a wonderful scene of desolation. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

William Makepeace Thackeray Can we, for instance, praise too highly the man who invented that wonderful oyster? Examine him well; his beard, his pearl, his little round stomach, and his sweet smile. George Cruikshank by William Makepeace Thackeray [1840]

Henry David Thoreau It is wonderful how rapidly yet perfectly the sand organizes itself as it flows, using the best material its mass affords to form the sharp edges of its channel. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

Arthur Conan Doyle More wonderful are Johnson’s misjudgments of his fellow-authors. Through the Magic Door by Arthur Conan Doyle [1907]

It was a wonderful secret for a boy to have. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

It was a wonderful June morning. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

E. Phillips Oppenheim Then I suppose his bankers, or someone, suggested to him that it was a wonderful time to turn the business into a limited company, and he did it. Harvey Garrard's Crime by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1926]

An exciting coursing match entertained me not long since, not only as an exhibition of wonderful speed and agility, but because of the wit with which the weaker creature eluded pursuit. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

D. H. Lawrence But there was a great, twin-towered church, wonderful from outside. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

D. H. Lawrence And Michaelis, thrilled by his power to thrill, was really wonderful . Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

D. H. Lawrence When he saw Birkin his face lit up in a sudden, wonderful smile. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

The brigand’s wonderful skill elicited a loud burst of admiration and applause from an audience not easily surprised or pleased, in which even the man who had lost his water joined enthusiastically. Captain Fracasse by Théophile Gautier [1863]

Jules Verne The captive thinks oftener of escaping than the jailer of preventing his flight, and hence we hear of frequent and wonderful escapes. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

It is also thrown along the surface of the sea as white boys do “skipping stones,” often reaching astonishing distances in a wonderful series of skips. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

The wonderful woman had something smart and apt to say about each fresh contribution, and used it to screw up the general interest a notch further toward benevolent hysteria. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

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

Foote was evidently in as great a hurry as himself, and, such was the violence of the shock, that it was a wonderful thing that they did not both fall to the ground. The Red Rat’s Daughter by Guy Boothby [1899]

Tomorrow afternoon there will be dancingwonderful dancing! Only a few of my patrons know. Greenmantle by John Buchan

Edith Wharton The chapel of Pontesordo was indeed as wonderful a storybook as fate ever unrolled before the eyes of a neglected and solitary child. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

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]

During the half-hour’s interview they got into touch with each other in a wonderful way as if they had some common and secret standpoint in life. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

Charles Dickens To be sure there were some wonderful things in it (from the Englishman’s point of view), and of a certainty in all Britain you would have found nothing like it. Somebody’s Luggage by Charles Dickens [1862]

Yes, it’s a wonderful piece of art. The Vaults of Blackarden Castle by Arthur Gask [1950]

Matthew Arnold This something is style, and the Celts certainly have it in a wonderful measure. The Study of Celtic Literature by Matthew Arnold [1867]

So we began to talk a bit — natural enough — this girl and I. She was a good-looking girl, with a wonderful fresh clear skin, full of life and spirits, and pretty well taught. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

In short, this profession had a wonderful charm for him. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

H.G. Wells Your eyes are blind, your ears deaf, your soul dark, to all that is wonderful about me. The Wonderful Visit by H.G. Wells [1895]

With a wonderful swiftness and dexterity, taking into account the condition of his hands, he drew out one of the smallest bottles in the case, and unscrewed the stopper. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

Wilkie Collins He’s a wonderful man for his age; and he expresses himself beautifully. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

The building of those barricades was a strange and wonderful sight; I would have given something to be able to photograph it. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

E. F. Benson There never was a woman so wonderful as you. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

Rudyard Kipling Is it so wonderful, Sahib?’ ‘Indeed it is all more wonderful than magic. Many Inventions by Rudyard Kipling [1893]

Anthony Trollope A wonderful woman certainly was the Russian spy — a phenomenon which in future years he might perhaps be glad to remember that he had seen in the flesh. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

George Borrow It was the Peninsula, the best boat on the Guadalquivir. What a wonderful production of art is a steamboat; and yet why should we call it wonderful, if we consider its history. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

D. H. Lawrence But he had the wonderful voice, that could ring its vibration through the girl’s soul, transport her into his feeling. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Virginia Woolf At first he moved as a god; as she came to know him better he was still the centre of light, but combined with this beauty a wonderful power of making her daring and confident of herself. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

Robert Louis Stevenson Desire is a wonderful telescope, and Pisgah the best observatory. Memories and Portraits by Robert Louis Stevenson

E. Phillips Oppenheim You, on the other hand, will never realise the subtle and everlasting joy of having been, even for a few weeks, the princess of the most wonderful city in the world. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

E. F. Benson He wore his new red slippers, a wonderful turban and an ecstatic smile. Queen Lucia by E. F. Benson [1920]

Ivan Turgenev We must draw close to each other now and get to know each other better, mustn’t we?” “Of course,” murmured Arkady. “But what a wonderful day it is!” “To welcome you home, my dear one. Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev

As one did one’s wonderful duty one could forget that one’s legs were aching from the infinitude of the passages at Windsor, or that one’s bare arms were turning blue in the Balmoral cold. Queen Victoria by Lytton Strachey

Andrew Lang And when they had drunk it all, and the cup was empty, a wonderful thing happened. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

E. Phillips Oppenheim It is a wonderful empire we shall build. The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1920]

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]

Andrew Lang Her real name was Blanchette, but she was more often called Little Golden-hood, on account of a wonderful little cloak with a hood, gold — and fire-coloured, which she always had on. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Andrew Lang The king was nearly beside himself with joy, for he had always longed for a son to inherit his crown, and he sent messages to beg all the most powerful fairies to come and see this wonderful baby. The Brown Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

He was a long-striding, smooth goer, but he got over the ground in wonderful style. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

In another, a delicate cutting of the brain removes the soul — which takes the form of a wonderful jewel — and utterly diabolizes the character. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Arthur Conan Doyle It was his face, his gaunt cheeks, his beak-like nose, his masterful blue eyes, his thin, firm slit of a mouth which made one feel that this was a wonderful man, a man of a million. The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1896]

Oscar Wilde One day, a fatal day I sometimes think, I determined to paint a wonderful portrait of you as you actually are, not in the costume of dead ages, but in your own dress and in your own time. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

Gertrude Stein And it was for this that Picasso made his wonderful caricatures, including one of Guillaume as an exemplar of what physical culture could do. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

Anthony Trollope But the court was crowded in a wonderful manner, so that they who understood the ways of criminal courts in Ireland knew that something special was boded. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Anatole France A woman is a wonderful artifice, due to the concourse of all the arts mechanical and of all the arts liberal. The Red Lily by Anatole France [1894]

H. G. Wells The wonderful inevitable idea was coming. The World Set Free by H. G. Wells [1914]

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]

That is so wonderful that I cannot believe it is true. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

E. F. Benson Last night we had a wonderful talk in Marcia’s room, till Aggie was an ass. Lucia in London by E. F. Benson [1927]

H. G. Wells I talked of myself and my dreams and ambitions, and meanwhile, being a growing youth, my arm swept like a swarm of locusts over Fanny’s wonderful tea. The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

Wilkie Collins Clara has read the first half-dozen finished chapters, in manuscript, and augurs wonderful success for my fiction when it is published. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Arthur Conan Doyle They were smart, active young fellows, armed with revolver and sabre, and their horses were tough brutes, uncomely to look at, but with wonderful staying power. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I thank you, Mr. Blunn, for your appreciation, and I thank you more especially still for the most wonderful entertainment at which I have ever been privileged to assist. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

E. Phillips Oppenheim It was a wonderful celebration, but behind it all the greater things were moving. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

He certainly was wonderful clever in all sorts of ways when there was any devilment to be carried out. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

Margaret Oliphant Another moment and he had thrown himself again, with a degree of suppressed excitement wonderful to think of, upon the chances of his fate. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

I’m told you’ve been doing a wonderful amount of good to many who were beyond the reach of human help. A Second Coming by Richard Marsh [1900]

E. Phillips Oppenheim She was carrying a tiny little dog and she was wearing a new and wonderful hat. The Long Arm of Mannister by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1909]

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]

D. H. Lawrence What was she short of now? It was marriage — it was the wonderful stability of marriage. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Henry James You’ve some forty volumes to show for it — forty volumes of wonderful life, of rare observation, of magnificent ability. The Lesson of the Master by Henry James [1888]

She was bare-headed and had wonderful red hair. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

H. G. Wells She’s a wonderful manager, that girl. The History of Mr. Polly by H. G. Wells [1910]

Lucy Maud Montgomery The things you wanted so much when you were a child don’t seem half so wonderful to you when you get them. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

E. Phillips Oppenheim She came to him with her arms outstretched and all the wonderful things of life and love in her shining eyes. The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1920]

In Margrave’s character there seemed no special vices, no special virtues; but a wonderful vivacity, joyousness, animal good-humour. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

She recalled the wonderful gifts which the bridegroom and the bridegroom’s friends showered on the bride — the glorious gown and bonnet in which the bride departed on her honeymoon journey. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

It was like a wonderful dream in a golden dusk. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

The wonderful Pandora-casket of life, with its infinite evil, its little good, had given up its secret. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

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]

Charlotte Perkins Gilman They were now as anxious to check their wonderful power as they had been to develop it; and for some generations gave the matter their most earnest thought and study. Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1915]

Wilkie Collins It communicated two wonderful things in the way of family news. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

George Eliot Lucy came so early as to have the start even of aunt Glegg; for she longed to have some undisturbed talk with Maggie about the wonderful news. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

George Gissing How he longed to unbosom himself to his father! And in the first week of his holiday he had a chance of doing so, a wonderful chance, such as had never entered his dreams. Humplebee by George Gissing

My dear Vandeloup, if you will permit me to call you so, my son Buckstone is truly a wonderful critic. Madame Midas by Fergus Hume

Black trousers, with footstraps, showing his calves to advantage, patent-leather boots, and his wonderful stick, which inspired Madame Delphine Gay to write a book, completed the equipment. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

Ralph Waldo Emerson London is the heart of the world, he said, wonderful only from the mass of human beings. English Traits by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1856]

Wilkie Collins I found him alone in his library, with a wonderful illumination of lamps and candles, absorbed over some morsels of torn paper scattered on the table before him. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

Frances Hodgson Burnett When Dowson brought in a new doll and other wonderful things, a little hand enclosed her wrist quite tightly as she was unpacking the boxes. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Edgar Rice Burroughs By the time he was seventeen he had learned to read the simple, child’s primer and had fully realized the true and wonderful purpose of the little bugs. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

H. G. Wells It is wonderful how our fathers bore themselves towards science. The World Set Free by H. G. Wells [1914]

Walter Besant Almost everybody (every woman, indeed, without exception) has seen, some time or other, strange and wonderful things which cannot be explained. Dorothy Forster by Walter Besant [1884]

Andrew Lang There was water close at hand, and the prince made his ablution, and then said: ‘O my heart! a wonderful task lies upon you. The Brown Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

However, I gave her a wonderful meal. The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

Henry James Mrs. Server’s being now, by a wonderful turn, all right would at least decidedly offer to these reasons a basis. The Sacred Fount by Henry James [1901]

Algernon Blackwood But as it took shape, rising out of nothing as it were, and growing momentarily more defined in outline, a period of utter and wonderful silence settled down upon the building and all it contained. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

Frances Hodgson Burnett We know how wonderful everything is and that it was meant to be like that. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

E. Phillips Oppenheim They may see wonderful things where the ordinary pagan like myself sees nothing. The Man Without Nerves by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

H. G. Wells It was very wonderful and delicious, this first indulgence of sense. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

Margaret Oliphant Oh, hard and cruel fate! oh, wonderful heart-breaking indifference of Heaven! The Innocents are murdered, and God looks on like a man, and does not interfere. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

Somewhat to the annoyance of Mr. Gorby, who had no eye for the picturesque, Brian gazed at the sky for several minutes, admiring the wonderful beauty of its broken masses of light and shade. The Mystery of a Hansom Cab by Fergus Hume

H. G. Wells She understood, he felt; it was quite wonderful how she understood. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

Rudyard Kipling He was a wonderful child — and the People of the Hills were so set on him, they wouldn’t have believed me. Rewards and Fairies by Rudyard Kipling [1910]

And in a wonderful place of peace I saw a young girl sitting alone in the dawn. The Ghost of a Chance by Mary Cholmondeley [1921]

Andrew Lang And all the people declared that such a wonderful sight had never been seen, and talked about it to the ends of their lives. The Brown Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Elizabeth Gaskell Molly opened it, and there stood Miss Browning, in a wonderful erection of a nightcap, and scantily attired in a coloured calico jacket over her scrimpy and short white petticoat. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

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

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

Henry David Thoreau The wonderful purity of nature at this season is a most pleasing fact. A Winter Walk by Henry David Thoreau [1843]

Charles Dickens It matters little what figures of wonderful no-meaning she began to trace upon her wrappers. Hard Times by Charles Dickens [1854]

T. E. Lawrence We had seen it from Masturah, for it was one of the great hills of Hejaz, the more wonderful because it lifted itself in one clear edge from flat Tehama to crest. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Rudyard Kipling Then, if you had been watching, you would have seen the most wonderful thing in the world — the wolf checked in mid-spring. The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling [1894]

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]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Rosina more than once asked herself if it were really true that this was, or should have been, the most wonderful evening of her life. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Frances Hodgson Burnett Robin looked slowly round the small and really quite wonderful room. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Arthur Conan Doyle To me it would seem a deplorable thing that we should in any way curtail by so much as a minute so wonderful an experience. The Poison Belt by Arthur Conan Doyle [1913]

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

E. Phillips Oppenheim However, don’t let us spoil this wonderful evening by even the shadow of a disagreement. Harvey Garrard's Crime by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1926]

Andrew Lang And Felicia looked after her until the winding of the forest path hid her from her sight, and then she went back to the cottage, thinking over all the wonderful things that had happened. The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

E. Phillips Oppenheim She borrowed that wonderful machine of mine with its cells of compressed and poisonous gas, and given another few minutes, she would have kept her promise. The Strange Boarders of Palace Crescent by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Henry James So he stayed, saying nothing; only, with the sense of her own sustained, renewed and wonderful action, knowing that an arm had passed round him and that he was held. The Bench of Desolation by Henry James [1909]

D. H. Lawrence I think it’s wonderful to have got so much in one life-time — wonderful,” said Lady Franks. “Oh, Sir William is a wonderful man,” said the Colonel. “Well — we won’t say so before him. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

How does your patient today?’ ‘Oh, mighty well — wonderful — that is considering how cold the weather is. The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Afterwards I walked in the garden with Simone in a wonderful yellow twilight, watching the fat carp in the ponds, and hearing the grumbling of the distant guns. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

Oscar Wilde It was certainly a wonderful medley of people. Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime by Oscar Wilde [1887]

And for a townsman he was making a wonderful job of cover. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

Maria Edgeworth Even the ghost-seer acknowledged that he now looked wonderful like himself. Lame Jervas by Maria Edgeworth

D. H. Lawrence Miss Frost smiled with her old bright, wonderful look, that had a touch of queenliness in it. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

Algernon Blackwood His face wore a wonderful expression, half triumph, half admiration. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

One day Mr. Richard went to pass the day with a sporting friend, only too proud to see at his table so wealthy and wonderful a man. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The softly-shaded electric lights flashed upon silver and cut-glass bowls of hot-house fruits and delicately fashioned vases of wonderful flowers. The Amazing Judgment by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Arthur Machen Then she talked about Kew again, saying how wonderful the hot-houses were, with palms and all sorts of wonderful things, and a lily as big as a parlour table, and the view over the river. A Fragment of Life by Arthur Machen

Tom Orange, too, was great at skittles, and gave his pupil wonderful new lights. The Wyvern Mystery by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

F. Scott Fitzgerald It’s just that I feel so sad these wonderful nights. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The wonderful disorder and distresses of his army must, if thou amend it not, swing all our fortune at one chop from bliss to bale. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

E. F. Benson Staying with your aunt, are you? I could do a wonderful portrait of her. Negotium Perambulans by E. F. Benson

E. Phillips Oppenheim I do not understand why I should not see my wonderful jewels. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

Edith Wharton Purity — what a wonderful thing it is! What a pity it is so hard to keep; like money, and everything else really valuable! But I’m thankful for any little morsel of it that I’ve had. Here and Beyond by Edith Wharton [1926]

H. G. Wells He was very proud of his father, who was a wonderful painter and designer; but it was his mother who possessed the boy’s heart. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

I had a wonderful feeling inside me, a feeling you can’t know about unless you’ve had it — but if you’re a man you’ll have had it some time. Coming up for Air by George Orwell