Phrases with "world"

So there was a grand wedding from the Earl’s house in Leicester Fields; not a crowded assembly, for only the very élite of the modish world were invited. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

For himself, he belonged to the old world that was passing. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

But if I do not recant my views, the presence of those infernal fools will make the world believe that I am actually dabbling in their conspiracies. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

Wilkie Collins You, and such as you, show me the sunny side of human life, and reconcile me with the world that I am leaving, before I go. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

He might fairly assume, he thought, that if the fact that Abram was a Chaldean was new to him, it would fall upon the world in general as a novelty. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The world behind seemed to belong to another man. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

Abraham Merri I know the world has altered since long and long ago our ancestors fled from Ayjirland. I know there is life outside this sheltered place to which Khalk’ru led those ancestors. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

H. G. Wells But there’s no limit to the extent to which a world of men may get out of gear. A Modern Utopia by H. G. Wells [1905]

G. K. Chesterton It made her feel as if the whole world was being altered outside, and she was not allowed to know about it. The Flying Inn by G. K. Chesterton [1914]

Rudyard Kipling It followed that, when he published his first serious articles on Chaucer, all the world which is interested in Chaucer said: ‘This is an authority. Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

G. K. Chesterton The world was going right he felt, most probably in his way, but certainly in its own way. Robert Browning by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

Arnold Bennett This play went on endlessly, hypnotising the spectators who, beaten by the wind and deafened by sound, stared and stared, safe, at the mysterious and menacing world of spray and foam and darkness. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

D. H. Lawrence What would the world be like if everybody lived that way?” “Other people can please themselves,” said Aaron. “No, they can’t — because you take first choice, it seems to me. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

Was Lady Judith Topsparkle happy, with all her blessings? She was gay; and with the polite world gaiety ranks as happiness, and commands the envy of the crowd. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

George Gissing The dominion of the commonplace had absorbed them, all and sundry; they were the stuff which destiny uses for its every-day purposes, to keep the world a-rolling. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Anthony Trollope And now Sir Henry and Lady Harcourt were to try the world in sweet communion together. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

Henry James You believe in purity and duty and dignity, and you live in a world in which they’re daily belied. Madame de Mauves by Henry James [1874]

H. G. Wells It was a world extraordinarily limited when one measures it by later standards, and it was now in a state of the direst confusion and distress. The World Set Free by H. G. Wells [1914]

If it were employed throughout the world then all would thrive. Tao Te Ching by Lao tzu

H. G. Wells They changed a world where there had never been enough into a world of potential plenty, into a world of excessive plenty. What are we to do with our lives? by H. G. Wells [1928]

D.H. Lawrence The world was big with promise. The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence

Richard Burton And Arabia, together with Persia, has supplied half the Western world with its ghost stories and tales of angels, demons, and fairies. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

William Morris God send us to find the world without end!” “What then,” said Ralph, “have they then had another great overthrow, worse than that other?” “Nay,” said Roger doggedly, “it is not so. The Well At The World’s End by William Morris [1896]

H. G. Wells It’s like a dog running amuck in a world full of sheep. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

All my world was tumbling about me and the worst I had so dreaded had happened at last. The Silent Dead by Arthur Gask [1950]

Virginia Woolf The world created by that vision is rarer, intenser, and more wholly of a piece than the world that is largely made of authentic information supplied by other people. The Death of the Moth and other essays by Virginia Woolf [1942]

James Clerk Maxwell We must ascribe to them an authority, the essence of which does not consist in power, a supremacy which the analogy of the inviolable order of the natural world in no way assists us to comprehend. Five of Maxwell’s Papers by James Clerk Maxwell

John Galsworthy He had done a lot for the country, and looked like a lion in a Zoo, but in the ebb and flow of world events even his great figure seemed small. On Forsyte ’Change by John Galsworthy

Anthony Trollope And, indeed, all the world — all the county Cork world — soon knew the reason. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

Olaf Stapledon Throughout Paul’s life this contrast of the day world and the night world lay at the back of his thinking and feeling, influencing it, perplexing it. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

The world could not go on being, without pleasure. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

As lovely a Sunday as ever this world saw, but all sad for us. Crabb Ravine by Ellen Wood [1869]

The London world had opened out to me very readily. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

George Meredith The world charges it upon her. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Henry James Its magnificence, alas, as all the world now knows, quite quenched him; it was the beginning of his decline. The Coxon Fund by Henry James [1894]

Henry James It’s very exquisite today; it’s indeed, I think, in all the world the only exquisite watering-place, for I detest the whole genus. The Point of View by Henry James [1882]

Anatole France That in some unknown world there may exist beings still worse than man is possible, but hardly conceivable. At the Sign of the Reine Pédauque by Anatole France

T. E. Lawrence Yet he, too, was happy, for he was among desperate fellows, and the world would think him desperate. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

The gazettes claimed that their vessel ran aground on the coast of Bothnia, and that they were having a lot of difficulty setting things straight; but the world never shows its cards. Micromégas by Voltaire [1752]

Virginia Woolf She might more profitably consider what would happen in three years’ time, or what might have happened if Rachel had been left to explore the world under her father’s guidance. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

In such a world the mental or the physical status of any piece of experience would be unequivocal. Essays in Radical Empiricism by William James

A profound apprehension of the spiritual world leads to a disregard of rites. Milton by Mark Pattison [1879]

Anthony Trollope He has the world free before him, which he no doubt will open like an oyster, though he does not carry a sword. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

D. H. Lawrence This world of England had vanished away. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Charles Dickens THE world had grown six years older since that night of the return. The Battle of Life by Charles Dickens [1846]

The sense of the heavy, brooding silence in the outside world seemed to enter and fill the room—the oppressive infinity of it, without breath, without light. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

That was the kind of world that Damaris Tighe had hitherto insisted on making all round her, a world where people were watchful and hostile. The Place of the Lion by Charles Williams [1931]

What I profoundly wanted, at that time, was to find some way of getting out of the respectable world altogether. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell [1937]

H. G. Wells The world rediscovered religion and the need of something to hold its communities together. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

Benjamin Disraeli The story was believed, because the world were always puzzled at Lady Aphrodite being the cause. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

Edgar Rice Burroughs Insofar as Clayton was concerned it was a very different matter, since the girl was not only of his own kind and race, but was the one woman in all the world whom he loved. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

R. D. Blackmore So fugitive is vivacious stir, and so well content is the general world to jog along in its old ruts. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

William Makepeace Thackeray Here they are, as they were told me by the lady, who of all the world perhaps was most likely to know them. The Memoires of Barry Lyndon by William Makepeace Thackeray [1852]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Within a few feet of him came a crash which blotted out the whole world with a great barrier of sound. The Spy Paramount by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

George Gissing The world seems to have treated you fairly well, on the whole, Arthur; let’s hope you’ll never be worse off than you are now. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Arthur Conan Doyle That it will involve the whole world and that no life can possibly remain behind seems to me to be certain, since ether is a universal medium. The Poison Belt by Arthur Conan Doyle [1913]

G. K. Chesterton The world does not encourage a quite rational lover, simply because a perfectly rational lover would never get married. George Bernard Shaw by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

Ford Madox Ford In three of four minutes the whole world changed beneath your eyes. No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

Anthony Trollope Could you have opened his mind, you would probably have found there a settled conviction that the world was slowly coming to an end, that end being brought about by such devilish works as these. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

M. P. Shiel She stood up then to move slowly away into the wood in a world that had turned turtle, dizzied, incapable of belief, of disbelief, of any realization. Children of the Wind by M. P. Shiel [1923]

Edgar Rice Burroughs So long as the powerful reptilian race of Pellucidar continued to propagate, just so long would the position of man within the inner world be jeopardized. Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1923]

It seemed a world from which vegetation had been banished; nothing existed except smoke, shale, ice, mud, ashes, and foul water. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell [1937]

He had discovered, so he said, that in sleep everybody now and then lived in this new world of his. Space by John Buchan [1911]

Willa Cather She believed that all things which might make the world beautifullove and kindness, leisure and art — were shut up in prison, and that successful men like Bayliss Wheeler held the keys. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

Jack London Tonight he is going to begin putting to rights this very miserable world of ours. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

M. R. James I do not mean the human world of our relations and friends: to enlarge on that is the province of nearly every modern novelist. Collected Ghost Stories by M. R. James

H. G. Wells He was the autocrat of the Rylands world and she fancied a little hostile to her marriage. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

Anthony Trollope Here is my father declaring that the world will no longer have any savour for him because I am away in one place, and Marie is to be away in another. The Golden Lion of Granpere by Anthony Trollope

George MacDonald So she sank the ship which was his last venture, and he was what himself and his wife and the world called ruined. At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald

Henry Kingsley The jolly old world is very wide, and I am young and strong. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

H. G. Wells You must understand — and every year it becomes increasingly difficult to understand — how entirely different the world was then from what it is now. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

Sir Richard Burton O thou who makest, when we greet thy gifts, The world to dance and Time his palms to clap. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

Anthony Trollope The journey down to the House did him a world of good. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

The existence of ghouls has been disputed by that class of controversialists who are more concerned to deprive the world of comforting beliefs than to give it anything good in their place. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

Olaf Stapledon In the modern world the saints and the revolutionaries are often opposed to one another. Saints and Revolutionaries by Olaf Stapledon

Robert Green Ingersoll Notwithstanding all this, we are told that the world is perfect; that it was created by a perfect being, and is therefore necessarily perfect. The Gods by Robert Green Ingersoll

Catherine Helen Spence Surely the God whom we all worship, more or less ignorantly, must be better pleased with a world in which there is less prayer but more happiness, and less cruelty, oppression and greed. A Week in the Future by Catherine Helen Spence

If totalitarianism triumphs and the dreams of the geopoliticians come true, Britain will disappear as a world power and the whole of western Europe will be swallowed by some single great state. James Burnham and the Managerial Revolution by George Orwell [1946]

Louisa May Alcott And Jo felt as if during that fortnight her sister had grown up amazingly, and was drifting away from her into a world where she could not follow. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

Maxim Gorky The world is not for them, nor God either. Reminiscences of Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy by Maxim Gorky

Benjamin Disraeli The world blessed the queen and cheered the prince, but shook its head at the government. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

Anthony Trollope The world would say that such a duty in life is fit for a widowed childless daughter; but to you I cannot pretend to say that my bereavements or misfortunes reconcile me to such a fate. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Rudyard Kipling To deny the world a Light which is under our hand, or to enlighten the world before her time. Debits and Credits by Rudyard Kipling [1926]

Zona Gale He was at a loss to fathom what this strange visit might portend; beyond doubt, he reflected (in a world which was an intaglio of his own designing) it portended nothing at all. Romance Island by Zona Gale [1906]

H. G. Wells It was as if the whole world of mankind were suddenly to turn upside down and people go about calmly in positions of complete inversion. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

Arthur Machen The world about him was but a grey shadow hovering on a shining wall; its noises were faint as the rustling of trees in a distant wood. The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen [1907]

A. E. W. Mason The world had gone rather hardly with her. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

Benjamin Disraeli He had been a widower for two years, and the world was of opinion that he ought to marry again, and form this time a becoming alliance. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

George Meredith Nor view we a different morn If we gaze with the deeper sight, With the deeper thought forewise: The world is the same, seen through; The features of men are the same. A Reading of Earth by George Meredith [1888]

William Hazlitt It seemed almost as if a being of a superior order had dropped from a higher sphere to awe the world with the majesty of her appearance. Characters of Shakespeare’s Plays by William Hazlitt [1817]

James Joyce Nothing moved him or spoke to him from the real world unless he heard in it an echo of the infuriated cries within him. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

Andrew Lang Oh dear! if our own dear mother only knew all about it! Come along, and let us go forth into the wide world together. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

The world would as readily believe that they had discovered all secrets, as that they had only discovered one. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

George Gissing Blessed money! root of all good, until the world invent some saner economy. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Anthony Trollope It had all been done, and the world expected it. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope Whatever might be the faults of our hero, he was not given to what is generally called dissipation by the world at large — by which the world means self-indulgence. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

H. G. Wells Surely no boy ever played the fool as Bob Ewart used to play it, no boy had a readier knack of mantling the world with wonder. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

Quite intellectual in a way, and a dreamer living in a world of his own, and none too happy about it either. The Grave-digger of Monks Arden by Arthur Gask [1938]

Evidently these books are of the sort to leave a flavour behind them — books that ‘create a world of their own’, as the saying goes. Inside the Whale by George Orwell [1940]

George Meredith Why, sir, let the world compare the diverse fortunes of the beggar and the postman: knock to give, and it is opened unto you: knock to crave, and it continues shut. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

To regret the world is to regret the devil; that is my conclusion. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Olaf Stapledon Clearly, then, the right course for every intelligent world was to strive for that brilliance of the spirit. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

Anthony Trollope He was ever thinking of some better world to which he might take her, which had not been contaminated by empty names and an impudent assumption of hereditary, and therefore false, dignity. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

H. G. Wells Every adult of either sex from pole to pole was given a vote, and the world was divided into ten constituencies, which voted on the same day by means of a simple modification of the world post. The World Set Free by H. G. Wells [1914]

You made me understand that was all I should ever get out of your brotherly love, or your fear of my telling the world what I knew. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

He was about the only creature in the wide world that was fond of dad — except mother, perhaps, when she was young. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

Henry James The world began to call her so, she said, before she ever dreamed of it, and at last finding that she had the reputation, in spite of herself, she resolved to enjoy its privileges. Eugene Pickering by Henry James [1874]

M. P. Shiel It was a vast palace of the older world standing lonely in the midst of woodland, and approached by a sombre avenue of poplars and cypresses, through which the sunlight hardly pierced. Prince Zaleski by M. P. Shiel [1895]

H. G. Wells This world is falling into darkness and confusion, into doubt, vain experiments, moral strangeness, slackness, failure of effort, evasion of conflict, plenty without toil, security without vigilance. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

The world was made a sphere in order that men should not push one another off, but the landowner smiles when he thinks of the sea. Epigrams by Ambrose Bierce

She looked the one thing alive in a world of death. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

Olaf Stapledon And even if there was no other living world anywhere in the cosmos, still, the Earth itself had life, and might wake to far fuller life. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

H. G. Wells We were transported out of this old world of dusty limitations; it was as if for those hours the curse of man was lifted from our lives. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

H. G. Wells I see the world abounding in projects for doing things better. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

He was not very certain of his exact whereabouts on the map, but he knew that he had crossed the border of the humdrum world and was in a land of enchantments. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

Anthony Trollope We must all take the world as it is, you know. The Golden Lion of Granpere by Anthony Trollope

I have judged several persons in this way, and still judge them so, though the world has come to very different opinions. A Study of Hawthorne by G. P. Lathrop [1876]

William Morris The world is wide, and now I deem that thou holdest the glory thereof in the hollow of thine hand. The Well At The World’s End by William Morris [1896]

Anthony Trollope The place was deserted, the Beargarden world having gone to the races. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

Neither had they the impervious skins which seem the rule in the fine world that wants only to get on. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

H. G. Wells A world that is squalid in one corner is squalid altogether, but that they never understood. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

Arthur Machen And so, perhaps, I may safely quote this witness of the London world in the year 1858, when Queen Victoria had been reigning twenty-seven years. Dreads and Drolls by Arthur Machen

Arthur Machen But so far as I could judge from the talk of these sailors, the average impact of the external world had become to them a fountain of pleasure. Holy Terrors by Arthur Machen

Virginia Woolf The woman’s world is her family, her husband, her children, and her home. Three Guineas by Virginia Woolf [1938]

Miles Franklin The world lit up with new possibilities. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

Andrew Lang The world has judged: the Odyssey is a marvel of construction: therefore is not the work of a late botcher of disparate materials, but of a great early poet. Homer and His Age by Andrew Lang

George Gissing Every day the world grows noisier; I, for one, will have no part in that increasing clamour, and, were it only by my silence, I confer a boon on all. The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft by George Gissing [1902]

Anthony Trollope It was as though he had then been made acquainted with some great turf secret, unknown to the sporting world in general. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

George Meredith It seemed to make the world in debt to us. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

The snow will whiten earth again, But Emma comes no more; She left, ‘mid winter’s sleet and rain, This world for Heaven’s far shore. Poems by Currer Bell by Charlotte Bronte [1846]

For who- so wold us fro the world byreve, So God me save, Thomas, by youre leve, He wolde byreve out of this world the sonne. Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales for the Modern Reader by prepared & edited by Arthur Burrell MA

D. H. Lawrence And if I am Abraham’s bosom — isn’t it better than no bosom, in a world that simmers with busy ants? And would you leave every young, warm, naked thing on the ground for the ants to find. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

E. T. A. Hoffmann Besides, I can’t help laughing to see how we’ve gone and acted for all the world like thoughtless boys, and I shall have to bear most of the blame, for I am a good bit older than you. Signor Formica by E. T. A. Hoffmann [1820]

Henry James That’s what I mean; you must move the world with it; it’s divine. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

In short, the world on which the mathematician operates is a world which dies and is born anew at every instant, like the world which Descartes thought of when he spoke of a continued creation. A Pluralistic Universe by William James [1909]

Charles Kingsley It is a credit to any man to feel for any human being; and Italy, as she is at this moment, is certainly one of the most tragic spectacles which the world has ever seen. Two Years Ago by Charles Kingsley

E. Phillips Oppenheim It just shows that it is not quite fair to bring these lads fresh from college into a world where they meet women like you. The Spy Paramount by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

George Gissing The world seems to me very dark, and life a dreadful penalty. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

They need but the knowledge to fill the world with songs of gladness. A Second Coming by Richard Marsh [1900]

Andrew Lang Yes, it comes to one out of one’s boyhood; it breathes of a world very vaguely realized — a world of imitative sentiments and forebodings of hours to come. Letters on Literature by Andrew Lang

Like you, I, too, am starting out into the world to gain experience. ’Long Live the King!’ by Guy Boothby [1900]

H. G. Wells When at last storms began they knew there would be nothing for it but to keep in the hut until the world froze up. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

H. P. Lovecraf Not the accustomed golden world, but a world pervaded with the mystery of blue and the breathless recalcitrance of dreams is Bierces. Yet, curiously, inhumanity is not altogether absent. Supernatural Horror in Literature by H. P. Lovecraf

Victor Hugo That which was above went and came, free, joyous, dancing, trampling under foot; above him the world which treads, below the world which is trodden upon. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

A weekly festival having its origin in the fact that God made the world in six days and was arrested on the seventh. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

To-morrow the whole world will know it. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

George Gissing She seemed to be playing a part in a grotesque comedy rather than living in a world of grave realities. The Scrupulous Father by George Gissing

Geoffrey Chaucer O noble almyghty Sampson, lief and deere, Had thou nat toold to wommen thy secree, In all this world ne hadde been thy peere. The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

Willa Cather It was a losing game in the end, it seemed, this revolt against the homilies by which the world is run. Youth and the Bright Medusa by Willa Cather [1920]

Charles Dickens But it’s a world of contradictions. The Battle of Life by Charles Dickens [1846]

It seemed so strange to think of him as gone, for ever, from a world which on the whole had treated him so kindly, and of which he had been so contented a denizen. The Story of Ivy by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1927]

The two years previous to their appearance were the Revolution years, during which the European world seemed to be turned upside down. Carlyle by John Nichol [1892]

First, the church was too far for him; then the end house; then his own garden across the road, and at last his world narrowed down to the bed upon which he was lying. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Charles Dickens So fades and languishes, grows dim and dies, All that this world is proud of, — and is not proud of, too. Reprinted Pieces by Charles Dickens [1850]

G. K. Chesterton I am just old enough to remember in infancy the world before telephones. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

D.H. Lawrence The woman had seen us watching, so she came across the sunshine with the child, laughing, talking to the baby, not coming out of her own world to us, not acknowledging us, except formally. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

How swimmingly the world would go on without such things, I leave those who have experienced them to judge. Helen Whitney’s Wedding by Ellen Wood [1877]

G. K. Chesterton It was really true that the whole modern world regarded his world as a bubble. The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

Ralph Waldo Emerson The world rolls, the din of life is never hushed. The Conduct of Life by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1860]

The other, with a fever in his veins, calmed it in the sea and in the cloud, and, in some degree because of his very excellencies, has failed as yet to mark the world at large. Byron by John Nichol [1880]

H. G. Wells From the Do Ut time onward he rushed up the financial world like a bubble in water and left me like some busy water-thing down below in the deeps. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

G. K. Chesterton Shakespeare (in a weak moment, I think) said that all the world is a stage. George Bernard Shaw by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

It is strange how, all the world over, mankind seems to expect from those who assume religion as a profession a degree of superhuman perfection. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

R. D. Blackmore It is worth a world of crying. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

But unto Demonland am I bound, as all the world knoweth, and sooner shalt thou prevail upon the lamps of heaven to come down and fight for thee against the Demons than upon me. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

Methinks there is no one in all the world that Robin Hood would rather meet than thee. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood. by Written and illustrated by Howard Pyle

Jonathan Swif I dined with the printer: the pamphlet makes a world of noise, and will do a great deal of good; it tells abundance of most important facts which were not at all known. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

I have given her a world of trouble; but I am not the less fond of her, or the less grateful to her. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

The eyes of her little world were upon her, and she was obliged to give the palm to the real victor. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

In the metabolism of the Western world the coal-miner is second in importance only to the man who ploughs the soil. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell [1937]

Anthony Trollope If you don’t want to be made out to be a thief before all the world ——” “I won’t stand it,” shrieked Lizzie. “You have no business to come here and say such things to me. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

He felt as though his heart were a bomb, a complicated bomb that would result in a simple explosion, wrecking the world without rocking it. Miss Lonelyhearts by Nathanael West [1933]

Ford Madox Ford They had drifted about the world as English soldiers do, seldom meeting, but their women always in correspondence one with another. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

More than once he had sat thus silently gazing at this chateau, which sheltered what was dearest and most precious in all the world to him. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

It was the year when all the world was running after a very commonplace Operetta with one lovely stolen song: a Volks-song. In the Quarter by Robert W. Chambers

She lived entirely in a world of the passions, except when she was cooking. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

From the top he had the whole Hebridean world at his feet. The Singing Sands by Josephine Tey [1952]

D. H. Lawrence The world is not made for man’s everlasting holiday. The Captain’s Doll by D. H. Lawrence

Edgar Rice Burroughs To lose the only creature in all his world who ever had manifested love and affection for him was the greatest tragedy he had ever known. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

Yonder waning moon would be shining upon them seated side by side, their lives linked for ever—the last irrevocable step taken—the world defied. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

A world of inflammable lovers of the Romeo and Juliet type would very soon end in barbarism and misery. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Olaf Stapledon Though its individuals might die, the minded world was in a very important sense immortal. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Willa Cather It is more than a year since he sailed for France. The world has changed in that time, and so has he. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

D. H. Lawrence For the first time the nostalgia of the vast Roman and classic world took possession of her. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

Wilkie Collins She was growing old herself now; and, with each advancing year, the busy pageant of the outer world presented less and less that could attract her eye. The Twin Sisters by Wilkie Collins [1851]

Go, seek the world without; it is for art the inexhaustible pasture-ground and harvest to the world within!” “You comfort me,” said Glyndon, brightening. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

Henry James She was willing to admit that women, too, could be bad; that there were many about the world who were false, immoral, vile. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

James Hogg Ah, had I kept my frail resolution of dismissing him at that moment, what a world of shame and misery had been evited! But that, though uppermost still in my mind, has nothing ado here. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg [1824]

Olaf Stapledon But behind the backs of these struggles, so to speak, the new world order was steadily ramifying. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

They have passed into the world of the ideal, and every humbug takes his freedoms with their names. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

Even as the sun lighteth broad heaven at noon-day, and that giveth light unto this dreary earth, so art thou the true light of Demonland which because of thee maketh the whole world glorious. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

Anthony Trollope Now the Miss Proudies had not elicited from the fashionable world any very loud encomiums on their beauty. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

Rudyard Kipling Michael had died and her world had stood still and she had been one with the full shock of that arrest. Debits and Credits by Rudyard Kipling [1926]

As a contemporary instance he cites, rather significantly, the Dreyfus case, over which the whole world grew violently excited for no sufficient reason. Collected Essays by George Orwell

Robert Green Ingersoll Don’t pretend that the whole world is going into bankruptcy. On Skulls by Robert Green Ingersoll

H. G. Wells Of course Amanda was prepared to go anywhere, just as Benham’s shadow; it was the world that was unprepared. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

Such studies show how close akin the world is after all. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

A world of hope, a world of delight, an incentive to high thoughts and worthy deeds, a regeneration of body and soul. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Down there where coal is dug is a sort of world apart which one can quite easily go through life without ever hearing about. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell [1937]

D. H. Lawrence It was evident he dared not face the world again. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence