Phrases with "wonderfully"

D. H. Lawrence The first scene was an elopement to Gretna Green — with Alice a maidservant, a part that she played wonderfully well as a caricature. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

They tried one or two of Mendelssohn’s, “I would that my love,” and “Greeting,” and discovered that they got on wonderfully well together. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

This struck Lapham, then draining his glass of sauterne, as wonderfully discreet in his wife. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

H. G. Wells Life pointed now wonderfully to the great time ahead when there would be a Cheetah cub in the world, and meanwhile the Cheetah loped about the wild world upon a mighty quest. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

The influence of the great Prophet of Arabia is wonderfully enduring. The Golden Chersonese and the way thither by Isabella L. Bird [1883]

Willa Cather He rattled out of town and along the highway through a wonderfully rich stretch of country, the finest farms in the county. Obscure Destinies by Willa Cather [1932]

In a wonderfully short time he had adapted himself to the new conditions of life. The Beast with Five Fingers by W. F. Harvey

D. H. Lawrence How he would abandon himself to her! — terriblywonderfullyperhaps a little horribly. The Captain’s Doll by D. H. Lawrence

Henry James But whom can one believe? You’re wonderfully on the right road — it’s awfully decent work. The Lesson of the Master by Henry James [1888]

John Galsworthy He halted, a wonderfully bright spot among the contraptions. The Silver Spoon by John Galsworthy

Henry James He had a way of looking at her through half-closed eyelids, as if he were thinking of her but scarcely saw her, which seemed to her to have a wonderfully cruel intention. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

George Gissing Maud was looking wonderfully well, and Mr. Waghorn appeared to enjoy something more than his usual robustness. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

The expression sounded wonderfully odd, with its suggestion of sedentary desk-life. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad [1899]

M. P. Shiel I found that great tangle of ships in the Golden Horn wonderfully preserved, many with hardly any moss-growths. The Purple Cloud by M. P. Shiel [1901]

Gertrude Stein He became a pleasant companion rather than a guide and we used to take long walks together and he used to take us to see his cousins’ wonderfully clean arab middle class homes and drink tea. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

Edith Wharton I know how wonderfully young you are for your age, but still — . Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton [1927]

John Galsworthy How wonderfully Dad had acted up to that philosophy! He understood now that his father had known for a long time past that this would come suddenly — known, and not said a word. To Let by John Galsworthy

E. Phillips Oppenheim Her face is wonderfully stern in the half-light. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Hitherto it had seemed as if I had been acting all this in a wonderfully vivid dream. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

Anthony Trollope And this error has sprung from, or forms part of, another, which is wonderfully common among non — hunting folk. Hunting Sketches by Anthony Trollope

Porthos agreed to the bargain; the thing suited him wonderfully well. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Frances Hodgson Burnett A wonderfully cut, stitched, and fagotted smock and hat she had, of course, taken in at a flash. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Caroline Lamb Witness himself: he is wonderfully recovered: indeed, he is grown perfectly delightful. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

In the dimness I had a glimpse of the face of my conductor — a thin, wonderfully hollow-cheeked lay brother. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Her eyes, so wonderfully blue in the daylight, seemed dark and soft as velvet, and the colour on her neck deepened and whitened with every breath. The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers

He has grown up wonderfully in the last few days. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

Wilkie Collins He has been a lawyer’s clerk, and he is wonderfully conceited in his opinion of himself, as well as mean and underhand, to look at. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

There were many other points about the story too which were wonderfully good. My Childhood by Maksim Gorky

How wonderfully these foolish women had played into his hands, and helped him to escape. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Henry James He struck her as wonderfully kind; she asked herself with growing vivacity why he should be so kind. An International Episode by Henry James [1878]

Jo was indeed fearfully and wonderfully besmirched, as by the hand of an artist. Can Such Things Be? by Ambrose Bierce [1893]

Henry James He had published at the age of thirty a little volume, thought at the time wonderfully clever, called The Incidence of Rates; but Nick had not yet collected the material for any such treatise. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

The grass seemed wonderfully fresh, but of water there was no sign. Prester John by John Buchan

Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman She had continued wonderfully hale and hearty for one of her years until about two weeks before her death. Luella Miller by Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman

Charles Dickens Poodles is anxious to make me known to a pretty little girl looking wonderfully healthy, who had had a leg taken off for cancer of the knee. The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens [1860]

But by degrees he won their affection; he was so wonderfully sweet-tempered: and besides his mind being in an abnormal state, he loathed grog, and gave his allowance to his messmates. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Benjamin Disraeli He kissed away her tears, he pledged his faith, and Lady Aphrodite Grafton was his betrothed! She wonderfully recovered. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

H. G. Wells I discovered my uncle in a wonderfully new silk hat — oh, a splendid hat! with a rolling brim that went beyond the common fashion. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

Trent found it wonderfully manageable. The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers

Anthony Trollope And then she is rich alsowonderfully rich! What right can I have to think of him?” “Florence, you are unjust. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

Tobias Smolle It must be owned, indeed, that their streets are wonderfully crouded with people and carriages. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

He thought him wonderfully clever. The Dark Mill Stream by Arthur Gask [1947]

The teeth were sound; the bones wonderfully delicate and brittle. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

George Gissing You have changed wonderfully little. Sleeping Fires by George Gissing [1896]

E. F. Benson It is really much more like a thoroughbred with a wonderfully fine mouth. The Dust-Cloud by E. F. Benson

Henry James He’s tremendously interesting about it, Peter,” Biddy declared; “has talked to me wonderfully — has won me over. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

Elizabeth Gaskell She had masters, it is true; but, to a rich and beautiful young lady, masters were wonderfully complaisant, and with them as with all the world, she did what she pleased. Crowley Castle by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

I had quite forgotten about Boulter and his rabbits, and it positively amazed me that anyone had so wonderfully grasped the significance of their deaths. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

However, her mind was changed wonderfully when he was brought before her, covered with gold and diamonds, and all sorts of grand things. Irish Fairy Tales by edited by W. B. Yeats

Henry James That they were wonderfully clever was just the detestable thing in them, so active had that cleverness been in making them seem better than they were. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

Joseph Furphy Above all, he must have no idea how fearfully and wonderfully he is made. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

Wilkie Collins His iron-gray hair and whiskers (especially the whiskers) were in wonderfully fine order — as carefully oiled and combed as if he had just come out of a barber’s shop. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

D. H. Lawrence So, the illusion of attainable happiness! Poor March, she had set off so wonderfully towards the blue goal. The Fox by D. H. Lawrence

He could do that part wonderfully well. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

R. D. Blackmore But you have been a wonderfully good brave boy, and your father may thank you for whatever he has done. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

He thought she was looking so wonderfully pretty that, when they happened to be alone for a few minutes, it was only with an effort that he restrained himself from seizing hold of her and kissing her. The Dark Mill Stream by Arthur Gask [1947]

Frances Hodgson Burnett Feather’s mourning, wonderfully shading itself from month to month, was the joy of all beholders. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

He looked round the cottage room, and the Sergeant sat down wonderfully composed, considering the disconcerting nature of the announcement. The Wyvern Mystery by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Willa Cather She had been wonderfully the mistress of herself at the time; neither repellent nor acquiescent. The Troll Garden by Willa Cather [1905]

If Mozart, instead of playing the pianoforte at three years old with wonderfully little practice, had played a tune with no practice at all, he might truly be said to have done so instinctively. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

H. G. Wells The two ladies were at home and alone beside a big fire that seemed wonderfully cheerful after the winter night. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

We had a concourse of Spaniards, all of whom seemed anxious to know whether or not I intended to wear a Poblana dress at the fancy ball, and seemed wonderfully interested about it. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

One thing was certain, she was a wonderfully beautiful girl. ’Long Live the King!’ by Guy Boothby [1900]

That bronze hue suited him wonderfully well. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Thomas Hardy Two days after parting in a lone island from the girl he had so disinterestedly loved he met in Piccadilly his friend Somers, wonderfully spruced up, and hastening along with a preoccupied face. The Well-Beloved by Thomas Hardy [1897]

The cold proud face lighted up wonderfully at night, and under the softening influence of so much adulation; and Lady Geraldine’s smiles, though wanting in warmth at the best, were very fascinating. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Otherwise Nina adapted herself wonderfully to the circumstances of a half-savage and miserable life. Almayer’s Folly by Joseph Conrad [1895]

Isabella Bird It is about four miles long by nine or ten broad, and is watered by a clear and wonderfully winding stream, which dwindles to a thread later on. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

You see what he make?’ ‘Well,’ I said, ‘it is a wonderfully spirited, dashing thing, and the treatment of all that cane-brake and jungle grass is superb. An impossible ideal by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1903]

One of these is the Wounded Adonis cared for by Venus and the Loves; in which the story is treated with a playful pathos wonderfully charming. Italian Journeys by William Dean Howells [1867]

M. P. Shiel She stood, winter-gloved, wonderfully stout and neat. Shapes in the Fire by M. P. Shiel [1896]

Andrew Lang By-and-by, they made way for a wonderfully big lion, which was eighty yards from nose to tail-tip, and was a magnificent creature. The Brown Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

D. H. Lawrence Then she became wonderfully childish again — it was the girl of seventeen sleeping there, with her full pouting lips slightly apart, and the breath coming lightly. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

George Meredith Has he heard, or suspected? or seen certain boxes bearing a name? Livia has no suspicion, though she thinks me wonderfully contented in so dull a place, where it has rained nine days in a fortnight. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The east is still streaked with red, and the clear air is wonderfully soft and breathless. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

M. P. Shiel I suppose it is because he is so wonderfully attached to her, for he no longer tries to hide it. The Lost Viol by M. P. Shiel [1905]

In the world, which memory depicts as so wonderfully tranquil all over, it was the sea yet that was the safest place. Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad [1921]

But as he approached his sixteenth year, a great change took place in his constitution, and his diseases, instead of growing with his growth and strengthening with his strength, wonderfully vanished. Gibbon by James Cotter Morison [1878]

E. Phillips Oppenheim All I want to point out is that, having really brought your wife back almost to health, you must be extraordinarily and wonderfully careful. The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1920]

The closed and imperfect flowers are, however, manifestly of high importance, as they yield with the utmost safety a large stock of seed, with the expenditure of wonderfully little pollen. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

You’re wonderfully strong, I must say. Mother by Maksim Gorky

In a wonderfully short space of time, considering the neatness of the workmanship and the holding power of the wooden pegs, the lid was removed. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

Tobias Smolle It was not only soft and elastic, but the plant, being in flower, diffused an agreeable fragrance, which is wonderfully refreshing and restorative. The Expedition of Humphry Clinker by Tobias Smolle

Anthony Trollope His foresight was wonderfully accurate. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Anthony Trollope Our old body of aristocrats”— Cato, Bibulus, and the makers of fish-ponds generally —“are wonderfully warm in my cause. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Henry James At her threshold the monasticism stopped — Miriam found herself in a wonderfully upholstered nook, a nest of lamplight and delicate cretonne. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

Charles Dickens He died a hero, and died, in his own words, ‘For that good old cause in which he had been engaged from his youth, and for which God had so often and so wonderfully declared himself. A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens [1852]

A lady was sitting by the fire, dressed in a dark blue gown, which contrasted wonderfully with the auburn tints of her hair, and the transparent pallor of her complexion. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Jules Verne Curtis and Falsten are certainly in the best condition amongst us, and in spite of their extreme emaciation they bear up wonderfully under the protracted hardships we have all endured. The Survivors of the Chancellor by Jules Verne [1875]

In some cases, however, the extermination of whole groups, as of ammonites, towards the close of the secondary period, has been wonderfully sudden. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

Anthony Trollope He made her out to be wonderfully beautiful. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

They are of wonderfully slow growth. The Golden Chersonese and the way thither by Isabella L. Bird [1883]

Jules Verne All were indeed wonderfully well. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Washington Irving He laid aside, too, all the dominant dignity and absolute sway with which he lorded it in his little empire, the school, and became wonderfully gentle and ingratiating. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving

She has grown old in a rustic seclusion, and knows less of our world than a mother abbess; but she has read immensely, and is wonderfully clever. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

John Galsworthy The sea is wonderfully beautiful, and the waves, with their foam flying back. Awakening by John Galsworthy

He was a humpback, with an immense head, with eyes so wonderfully brilliant, and a countenance so intelligent, that I felt he could look through and through me at one glance. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier

Andrew Lang I confess a leaning toward Garcilasso, so truthful and so wonderfully accurate, rather than to the Spanish priest. The Making of Religion by Andrew Lang

Charles Dickens I knew there must be forgery by some one; but the writing was wonderfully like mine, and I could impeach no one if the house could not. A Message from the Sea by Charles Dickens [1860]

Rudyard Kipling He was, as usual, wonderfully drunk, and the gift of speech came upon him. Letters of Marque by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Algernon Blackwood It is really very curious!” “Yes,” replied the other, peering at him over his coffee cup, “the spell of the place is wonderfully strong. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

Also she has the reputation, rather rare in your sex, of being a wonderfully sound judge of wine. The Unbearable Bassington by Saki

You’ve no idea how wonderfully exciting ‘inside’ is, Mr. Jones. Don’t let me alarm you, though. Nightmare! by Francis Stevens

Anthony Trollope We are very particular about the rooms, but my father bears the temperature wonderfully well, though he complains. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

E. F. Benson How wonderfully Horace puts it: ‘Non semper arcum tendit Apollo.’ I would give anything to have known Horace. Terse and witty and wise. Lucia's Progress by E. F. Benson [1935]

Henry James Then he remembered that just a year before he and his companion had seen in the Ludovisi gardens a wonderfully beautiful girl, strolling in the train of this conspicuous couple. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

Considering how entirely he secluded himself, my father was, as many people living remember, wonderfully popular in his county. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

This is effected by climbers with wonderfully little expenditure of organized matter, in comparison with trees, which have to support a load of heavy branches by a massive trunk. The Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants by Charles Darwin

Henry James This carpet’s very neatly laid and wonderfully well swept, and the sea, just at hand, is capable of prodigies of blue. The Point of View by Henry James [1882]

R. D. Blackmore But I find them wonderfully interesting. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Charles Kingsley Even in its most complex and artistic forms, it is still a wonderfully artless and unconscious record of its doubts and its faith, its sorrows and its triumphs, at each era of its existence. On Literature--English by Charles Kingsley

E. Phillips Oppenheim The breath of the night wind was wonderfully soothing to her. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

Being, for an Eton boy, wonderfully up in French, he was rather given to show it off when he got the chance. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

D. H. Lawrence The waves rolled in pale and bluey, glass-green, wonderfully heavy and liquid. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

The sand lies wonderfully loose and light, and is as hot as if it had been baked in an oven. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

And she is so wonderfully modest and refined. A Marriage by Ella D'Arcy [1896]

From her shoulders hung a broad straw hat profusely decorated with flowers and wonderfully beribboned in the fashion of the time. Can Such Things Be? by Ambrose Bierce [1893]

Olaf Stapledon The sense of hearing was wonderfully developed, for the movements of fish at great distances could be detected by the underwater ears. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Gertrude Stein And, said she still further brightening, the ribbon will do wonderfully for a long time as hair ribbon for Margot. The Matisses stayed in Clamart more or less until the war. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

Wilkie Collins She was so wonderfully composed when I came back — and he was so wonderfully flurried. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

E. F. Benson Would you be wonderfully kind and let me dine and sleep? You were so good as to suggest that this afternoon. Trouble for Lucia by E. F. Benson [1939]

But how about his seamanship? His certificates were wonderfully good, but they are not everything. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

THE Exchanges are all noble buildings, full of fine alleys, the greatest part supported with pillars, and kept wonderfully neat. Letters from Turkey by Mary Wortley Montagu [1725]

E. F. Benson A lamp being turned up very slowly is wonderfully effective. Queen Lucia by E. F. Benson [1920]

George Gissing The girl is very beautiful, wonderfully sweet and lovable; if a man ruined himself to obtain her I dare say it would be a long time before he repented. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

W. H. Hudson The water, which flows from the Andes across a continent of stone and gravel, is wonderfully pure, in colour a clear sea-green. Idle Days in Patagonia by W. H. Hudson

Tobias Smolle He was particularly recommended to our acquaintance by general P— and his lady; we are happy in his conversation; find him wonderfully obliging, and extremely serviceable on many occasions. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

Marjorie Bowen In her fair hands she held a fine lace scarf that fell over her gleaming dress, and she was looking at Marius, who showed her an ivory framed mirror, wonderfully carved. The Rake’s Progress by Marjorie Bowen [1912]

Isabella Bird I saw her preceptor, Dr. Howe, whose untiring exertions on her behalf she has so wonderfully rewarded. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

Theodore Dreiser He had looked up the details of the combination, and he found that Bracebridge had barely indicated how wonderfully complete it was. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

George MacDonald Then I struggled to my feet, with much pushing and pulling from the Little Ones, who were wonderfully strong for their size. Lilith by George MacDonald

If he had belonged to a more emotional race he would probably have kissed Mrs. Mullet. “How wonderfully lucky to have pulled it off at last! Now you can buy a decent animal. Beasts and Super-Beasts by Saki

The latter seemed in wonderfully good spirits, too, and several times Larose heard him laugh at something the girl was saying. The Dark Highway by Arthur Gask [1928]

Henry James The western light shines into all his grimness at that hour and makes it wonderfully personal. The Aspern Papers by Henry James [1888]

E. Phillips Oppenheim You’ve stuck it wonderfully up till now, and you’ve got to carry on. Harvey Garrard's Crime by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1926]

He was badly dressed in ill-fitting black clothes, and appeared wonderfully harmless. The Crowned Skull by Fergus Hume

E. F. Benson And did he really find Roman roads so wonderfully exhilarating? Miss Mapp sincerely hoped that he did, and that it was nothing else of less pure and innocent allurement that kept him up. Miss Mapp by E. F. Benson [1922]

E. F. Benson The next thing was to ring up Georgie and be wonderfully cordial. Lucia in London by E. F. Benson [1927]

George Gissing As soon as they had passed the gates, they were met by a middle-aged woman carrying a child of two years old, an infant of wonderfully hearty appearance. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

The poor child was near fainting, but bore up wonderfully notwithstanding, contradicting herself but seldom; and then only from lack of understanding the question, or from sheer fatigue. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

Andrew Lang In his novel, “Catriona,” the character of James Mohr Macgregor is wonderfully divined. Adventures Among Books by Andrew Lang

He’s simple—and faithful—and wonderfully acute. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

The loss of his shapely beard had wonderfully altered the outline of his face. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

E. Phillips Oppenheim It is she! She whose proud, half-averted face, wonderfully softened and touched with a strange new fire, is being drawn slowly down to mine. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I did not see the inside of any other house, and here is something so wonderfully different. The Glenlitten Murder by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1929]

D. H. Lawrence He thought he was walking wonderfully swiftly and was coming straight to relief — or was it to water? Suddenly he stood still with fear. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

Wilkie Collins However, she is wonderfully neat-handed and careful, and there can be no harm in trying her for one night — that is to say, unless you feel any objection. The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins [1857]

Andrew Lang At first the work she had to do seemed very difficult, but either she was wonderfully quick in learning, or else the basket may have secretly helped her. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

In dress he is wonderfully fastidious, preferring to wear nothing but what is given him. The Fiend’s Delight by Ambrose Bierce [1873]

Henry James He had in fact great knowledge, which was wonderfully various, and he knew as many people as they knew few. The Reverberator by Henry James [1888]

Andrew Lang It was full of the most wonderfully clever verses in old French forms. Adventures Among Books by Andrew Lang

Oscar Wilde You have a wonderfully beautiful face, Mr. Gray. Don’t frown. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

Henry James You’ve a talent of a wonderfully pure strain. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

He possessed an extensive knowledge of finance, and turned it wonderfully to his own advantage, as soon as he became entrusted with extensive funds. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Wilkie Collins My bed looked wonderfully inviting as I passed by the open window of my room. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

The short jacket and the low, round hat he assumed in a sort of curtained alcove containing a washstand, a row of wooden pegs and a shelf, brought out wonderfully the length of his grave, brown face. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

Henry James I’ve been so wonderfully good — I’ve been staying at Versailles: je me dois bien cela. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

Henry James She was youthful rather than elderly, and pretty rather than plain; indeed, a few minutes later, when I saw her smile, I thought her wonderfully pretty. Eugene Pickering by Henry James [1874]

Henry Kingsley When they rode past Alice and myself yesterday morning, one was beside him so wonderfully like him, that even at that time I set them down for father and son. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

She was, for an old woman, wonderfully pretty still. The Haunted Baronet by J. Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

Arthur Conan Doyle It was a wonderfully silent house. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Not marvellously done, astonishingly done, wonderfully done — no, only just: “Well done, so-and-so. Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad [1921]

M. P. Shiel She is wonderfully clever! I continually find that, after an incredibly short time, she has most completely adapted herself to this or that. The Purple Cloud by M. P. Shiel [1901]

Edith Wharton Not that she was not always pleasant-spoken to him: I thought her wonderfully forbearing; but to a gentleman as free as Mr. Brympton I daresay she seemed a little offish. The Descent of Man and other stories by Edith Wharton [1903]

Thomas Wolfe It was a bachelors’ chambers, one of those quiet and sedate-looking places that one finds in England, and that are so wonderfully comfortable if one has the money. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Wilkie Collins To my surprise, they had become so wonderfully quiet in their movements, that they opened the door or stirred the fire, without making the slightest noise. The Guilty River by Wilkie Collins [1886]

Elizabeth Gaskell Hepburn came and went, and thought Sylvia wonderfully improved in docility and sobriety; and perhaps also he noticed the improvement in her appearance. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

Henry James His late adviser’s words were still in his ears — “You’re very strong, wonderfully strong. The Lesson of the Master by Henry James [1888]

Henry James The Venetian girl-face is wonderfully sweet and the effect is charming when its pale, sad oval (they all look under-fed) is framed in the old faded shawl. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

Wilkie Collins Oscar seemed to be wonderfully interested about my father. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

George Borrow The firm throve wonderfully after he had been admitted into it. The Romany Rye by George Borrow

E. F. Benson He told himself he was becoming wonderfully acute and far-sighted. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

E. Phillips Oppenheim She’s a wonderfully nervous woman is Mrs. Watson.”   “That’s a somewhat unusual trait for your countrywoman, is it not?” Mr. Sabin asked. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

E. F. Benson Yet the prospect of being lean and young and internally untroubled was wonderfully tempting. Queen Lucia by E. F. Benson [1920]

Walter Scott And yet she allowed that Master Girnigy had a wonderfully well-oiled tongue, and that such gallants were not to be despised. Woodstock by Walter Scott [1855]

He was six feet two, wonderfully thin, livid, and gentleman-like. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

William Henry Hudson But what a wonderfully beautiful book it is! I was just thinking what some of the great London book-buyers — Quaritch, for instance — would be tempted to give for it. A Crystal Age by William Henry Hudson

Having made a wonderfully good meal, he pushed the dishes to one side of the kitchen-table and lighted his pipe with a deep sigh of physical contentment. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

Wonderfully learned, wonderfully good taste — but he’s not capable of change. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

Fanny Fern A ginger-cake, however, and a slice of buttered bread, plentifully powdered with sugar, wonderfully assisted them in coming to a decision. Ruth Hall by Fanny Fern [1854]

Virginia Woolf She wore pearls as big as hen’s eggs; she had taken to painting her face; she was wonderfully handsome. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

George Gissing Six weeks at Penzance simply wearied her; she brightened wonderfully on the day of return. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

D. H. Lawrence Mrs. Morel had managed wonderfully while her children were growing up, so that nothing was out of place. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

But I don’t see what you have to complain of — your mother is so wonderfully lucky in her servants. Beasts and Super-Beasts by Saki

For a time I seemed quite wonderfully able to do whatever I wanted to do. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

Bram Stoker I had a letter from Arthur, written on Sunday, and from it I gather that he is bearing up wonderfully well. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

Wilkie Collins The paper exhibited written characters, traced in a wonderfully large and firm handwriting. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

Charles Dickens Changed as to position, and as to one of the features, the face was, otherwise, fearfully and wonderfully unaltered. The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices by Charles Dickens [1857]

Perhaps I flatter myself, but I believe that even then, as a boy of sixteen, I fully conceived of Falstaff’s character, and entered into the author’s wonderfully humorous conception of him. My Literary Passions by William Dean Howells

Wonderfully tender the fierce eyes grew; wonderfully tender the faint, sad smile, that was like sunshine on storm-scathed granite. A Stable for Nightmares by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Henry James Over here, considering the way they knock about, they remain wonderfully simple, and the reason is that society protects them instead of setting them traps. The Point of View by Henry James [1882]

Jules Verne He was a gentle animal, though very powerful and wonderfully active. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Henry James Of course in this great house you must have a second kitchen, and my servant, who is a wonderfully handy fellow” (this personage was an evocation of the moment), “can easily cook me a chop there. The Aspern Papers by Henry James [1888]

D. H. Lawrence He had so very nearly lost his life, that what remained was wonderfully precious to him. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

Henry James What our young friends chiefly insist upon is that some one else shall suffer for them; and women do that sort of thing, as you must know, wonderfully well. Washington Square by Henry James [1880]

Mark Twain From the mountain’s peak its broken turrets rise above the groves of ancient oaks and olives, and look wonderfully picturesque. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

You have got on wonderfully in the last few days. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

In a wonderfully fine sentence he gives his own estimate of the theory as it affects man’s future on earth. The Life of Huxley by Ada L. F. Snell [1909]

Arthur Conan Doyle The one is “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” which, whether you take it as a vivid narrative or as a wonderfully deep and true allegory, is a supremely fine bit of work. Through the Magic Door by Arthur Conan Doyle [1907]

She had admired him from the first; she had been attracted by his warm voice, his gentle eye, but she had felt him too wonderfully difficult to know. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]