Phrases with "world"

Benjamin Disraeli After the ceremony there was an entertainment in Portland Place, and the world ate ortolans and examined the presents. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

George Gissing Accordingly, Christ enters the world, and, representing Humanity, as Adam had done, saves the world by denial, of Himself, even to death. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

Charles Kingsley But there I was on the wide world again. Two Years Ago by Charles Kingsley

My impulse is to let the world know too. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

H. G. Wells His mind had gone all round the world indeed, but only to discover himself and his home again in a new orientation. Star-Begotten by H. G. Wells [1937]

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

George Meredith A light heart in a fat body ravishes not only the world but the philosopher. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Anthony Trollope But how was she to get him back again? When she came to think it over, she acknowledged to herself that it would be all the world to her to have him back. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Their lamp-lit world down there is as necessary to the daylight world above as the root is to the flower. Collected Essays by George Orwell

Virginia Woolf The world is beginning to move past me like the banks of a hedge when the train starts, like the waves of the sea when a steamer moves. The Waves by Virginia Woolf [1931]

E. Phillips Oppenheim They are the voluntary companions of my isolation, and they are endurable to me and answer my purpose simply because their world is bounded by the seas which girt my little island. The Amazing Judgment by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Robert Louis Stevenson Man or woman, the whole world looks well at any work to which they are accustomed; but the girl was ashamed of what she did. Lay Morals by Robert Louis Stevenson

Edith Wharton Some day he’ll see that to leave the world better than we find it is the best we can hope to do. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

Edith Wharton She envied women who had no sense of responsibility — like Jim’s little Lita. As for herself, the only world she knew rested on her shoulders. Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton [1927]

M. P. Shiel If a man is master of his business, and has self-assertion to make the world cringe before his force, that is all that is necessary. The Last Miracle by M. P. Shiel [1906]

John Galsworthy Lift me! — I can’t reach!” Uplifted in the grip of that fellow, Soames detached his James Maris, bought the very day the whole world broke into flames. Swan Song by John Galsworthy

In true love so long as there is one grain of uncertainty, there is a world of faith and credulous ingenuity. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

T. E. Lawrence Also Kiswe was stifling with the exhalations of too many trees, too many plants, too many human beings: a microcosm of the crowded world in front of us. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Benjamin Disraeli To the little world of the little city of which he was now an habitant Vivian Grey did not appear a broken-hearted man. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

George Eliot Gentlemen with broad chests and ambitious intentions do sometimes disappoint their friends by failing to carry the world before them. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

Anthony Trollope They two had gone forth determined to fight bravely together; to disregard the world and the world’s ways, looking only to God and to each other for their comfort. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope Of course the world had spoiled him. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Nellie Bly After several months’ confinement the thoughts of the busy world grow faint, and all the poor prisoners can do is to sit and ponder over their hopeless fate. Ten Days in a Mad-House by Nellie Bly

Nathaniel Hawthorne It is as if Nature were dead and the world had put on black and the clouds were weeping for her. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

H. G. Wells Towards such a world as this Utopia Mr. Barnstaple had been striving weakly all his life. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

For the rest is but to tell how I was swept out of this great world of political possibilities. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

Captain Paget paid Mrs. Sheldon flowery compliments, and told her delightful stories of the aristocracy and all that shining West-end world with which he had once been familiar. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

H. G. Wells I knew I wanted to find my wife, that my heart ached for her and the world of men, but I had no clear idea how the finding might be done. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells [1898]

Anthony Trollope The world had been so hard to her, and was growing so much harder, that it would be a good thing to get away from it. Nina Balatka by Anthony Trollope

Jack London The sun had come back, and all the awakening Northland world was calling to him. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

E. Phillips Oppenheim And slowly my eyes leave the little town and mount once more to the hills, and I see into the outer world from whence I came. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

George Eliot He was reduced to a sort of mad consciousness that he was a solitary pulse of just rage in a world filled with defiant baseness. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

Anthony Trollope If he should choose to say that everything between them should be over, she would acquiesce,—and all the world should be over for her at the same time. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

William Morris Strife he had to deal with, at home and abroad; but therein he was not quelled, till he fell asleep fair and softly, when this world had no more of deeds for him to do. The Wood Beyond the World by William Morris [1894]

Thomas Hardy The world wants looking to, or ’tis all sixes and sevens wi’ us. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

Anthony Trollope Her happiness is all the world to me. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

H. G. Wells He had come back to a world in crisis, to the immediate decision of a stupendous issue. The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth by H. G. Wells [1904]

U.N.O. In order to have any efficacy whatever, a world organization must be able to override big states as well as small ones. In Front of Your Nose by George Orwell [1946]

Willa Cather The pleasant vigor of his person was always delightful to her, something to signal to and laugh with in a world of negative people. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

G. K. Chesterton He walked on a round slippery world as boldly as Ulysses or Tom Jones had worked on a flat one. The Victorian Age in Literature by G. K. Chesterton [1913]

They lie open to this prodigal world in the four volumes of the Vie Litteraire, describing the adventures of a choice soul amongst masterpieces. Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad [1921]

The man was Gustave Lenoble. The world had gone ill with him since he cast his destiny into the lap of the woman he loved. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Anthony Trollope And all the world seemed to be open to him. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

This world to me is like a lasting storm, hurrying me from my friends. Tales from Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb

Victor Hugo We open our eyes: the formidable star is still before us; but, no longer a star, it has become a world — a world unknown, a world of lava and ashes; the devastating prodigy of space. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

H.P. Lovecraft Nor may those who pass ever return, for in the vastnesses transcending our world are shapes of darkness that seize and bind. Through the Gates of the Silver Key by H.P. Lovecraft [1934]

He could not understand the flavour, which was not surprising in a world of strange animals. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

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]

Edith Wharton She could be as reticent in approval as in reprehension, and not for the world would she have seemed to claim any share in the turn that events appeared to be taking. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

H. G. Wells It was as if the great stillness that is behind and above and around the world of sense did in some way communicate with me. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

Anthony Trollope Hunting to him, in his absolute ignorance of what hunting meant, seemed to be an occupation so full of danger that the wonder was that the hunting world had not already been exterminated. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Benjamin Disraeli We can treat the possession as the capital of Christendom, but, alas! all the world are not as good Christians as ourselves, and Christendom is a country no longer marked out in the map of the world. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

George Gissing But then you take the world so terribly au sérieux; I look upon it as a farce, and amuse myself with the spectacle. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Anatole France He knows the world as well as he knows women, because he is above them, and without any kind of philosophy. At the Sign of the Reine Pédauque by Anatole France

Either the whole world must know it, or just himself and me alone. Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green

Edith Wharton Chris Churley was probably not more than three or four years younger than himself; yet a world seemed to divide them. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

G. K. Chesterton He had hated all her world all the more for not hating her. The Return of Don Quixote by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

Benjamin Disraeli The world thought that he had fitted up his fine house, and bought his fine horses, merely for the enjoyment of life. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

H. G. Wells They don’t connect it yet with the decline of Britain as a world market and a world bank or anything of the sort. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

Anthony Trollope The world in this has surely made a great mistake. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

Pu Songling It took its source in the outer world in every tear that was shed. Strange Stories from the Lodge of Leisures by Pu Songling [1740]

E. Phillips Oppenheim They come with birth, and they shake the world when death seizes us. The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1920]

Nikolai Gogol You will suffer in the next world for such godless words. How the Two Ivans Quarrelled by Nikolai Gogol

The Islands were the last refuge of civilisation in a world gone mad. The Singing Sands by Josephine Tey [1952]

Anthony Trollope But if he hears it from the world at large, if it be told of you, and not by you, then I can understand, that his wrath should be very great. Kept in the Dark by Anthony Trollope [1882]

George Meredith After standing as one woman against the world so long, Nataly was relieved to be on the side of a world now convictedly unjust to her in the confounding of her with the shameless. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

William Cowper He has found The source of the disease that nature feels, And bids the world take heart and banish fear. The Task by William Cowper [1785]

Anthony Trollope And as for being bad, which of us isn’t bad? The world is very hard on her offence. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

The harmonium at the chapel sounded old and wheezy when the others touched it, but when she was playing there was no sweeter music in all the world to me. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

Anthony Trollope I love him better than all the world besides. Nina Balatka by Anthony Trollope

He has not been so candid at its conclusion as at its commencement, and has left the world in doubt as to his real motives for pretending that he had discovered the philosopher’s stone. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

There was nothing in the outer world but enemies. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

Rudyard Kipling This — so bound together is the English world — let loose a ‘Welsh Mother,’ who had trusted four of her brood to a local pastor on a Beauties-of-England tour. Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

H.P. Lovecraft Very odd and ugly were these beings, as indeed are most beings of a world yet inchoate and rudely fashioned. The Doom that Came to Sarnath by H.P. Lovecraft [1919]

Anthony Trollope The world would not so regard him. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Again she tried to speak: “Send — Tony —— ” Then the green and gold world swirled into blackness, and had Marjory not caught her she would have subsided into the brook. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

For a little while, anyway, after she comes, you will be in a world — far away from herewhere people talk and think and live. The hesitation of Miss Anderson by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1903]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The world was a capital place, and Palermo was on the threshold of heaven. To Win the Love He Sought by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1895]

Anthony Trollope That her outlook into the world was fair and full of promise of prosperity either way, was clear enough. Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Thomas Carlyle Everywhere the formed world is the only habitable one. On Heroes and Hero Worship and the Heroic in History by Thomas Carlyle

Though it burnt my throat pretty severely, it did me a world of good, and in a few moments I was sufficiently recovered to talk reasonably enough. The Lust of Hate by Guy Boothby [1898]

Willa Cather Silly old goat! The baby would have got into the world somehow; they always do. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

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]

Apart from that, she remained to me always unattainable and romantic? — unique, with all the unexpressed promises of love such as no world had ever known. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Olaf Stapledon But in men’s internecine struggles for power and empire he saw the promise of world order, and for himself theocratic dictatorship over all his flesh. Death into Life by Olaf Stapledon

H.P. Lovecraft When the delicate leaves came out on the garden boughs the world was filled with a new beauty, but Blake’s restlessness was merely increased. The Haunter of the Dark by H.P. Lovecraft [1935]

Something that has puzzled the world for ages. The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

H. G. Wells A professor-ridden world might prove as unsatisfactory under the stress of modern life and fluctuating conditions as a theologian-ridden world. World Brain by H. G. Wells [1938]

Robert Green Ingersoll They will only associate with those who believed that God so loved the world that He made up his mind to damn the most of us. What shall we do to be Saved? by Robert Green Ingersoll

Thomas Wolfe And the feverish world of speculation in which he worked, and which had now come to have this theatrical cast and colour, was everywhere sustained by this same sense of privilege. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Wilt thou take thy part in the crowded race   For what I offer? The choice is thine, and the world is wide —   Thy path is lonely. The Man from Snowy River and other verses by A. B. Paterson

William Makepeace Thackeray And how happy might such a man be, and cause others to be! He should go through the world laughing, merry, observant, kind-hearted. The Fitz-Boodle Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1842-43]

George Eliot Perhaps from henceforth the whole world was to be meaner for her. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

Willa Cather Outside, the rain poured down in torrents, and the wind moaned for the pain of all the world and sobbed in the branches of the shivering olives and about the walls of that desolated old palace. The Troll Garden by Willa Cather [1905]

Victor Hugo Oh, have pity! Of this fatal world to which you believe yourselves to belong you know nothing. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Anthony Trollope But, nevertheless, there was creeping into his heart a sense of the shame with which he would be afflicted, should the world really be taught to believe that the man had been his sister’s lover. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Charles Dickens So far as he was personally concerned, old Time lay snoring, and the world stood still. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

Andrew Lang The experience of the savage is limited to the narrow world of his tribe, and of the beasts, birds, and fishes of his district. Custom and Myth by Andrew Lang

Anthony Trollope I may have what the world calls rank; but nevertheless we have been poor, and I have not been brought up with costly habits. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

Kenneth Grahame He had the world all to himself, that early summer morning. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

Hawthorne’s comparatively passive endurance was of infinitely greater worth than any active irruption into the outer world would have been. A Study of Hawthorne by G. P. Lathrop [1876]

Nathaniel Hawthorne He left a world for which he was unfit; and we trust, that, among the innumerable stars of heaven, there is one where he has found happiness. Fanshawe by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1826]

Willa Cather Everybody knows he thinks the world of her. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

No sooner was she fairly launched into the gay world than she became the object of universal idolatry. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

Olaf Stapledon I mean — each mind contributing to the other on every level, and reaching to a sort of stereoscopic vision, seeing the world from two points of view but seeing it singly, and seeing it solid. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

Anthony Trollope There’s my cousin Clara, Captain Aylmer; I love her better than all the world besides. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

H. G. Wells For an instant the world seemed full of fantastic possibilities. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

Carlyle had at last slain his Minotaur, and stood before the world as a victorious Theseus, everywhere courted and acclaimed, his hard-earned rest only disturbed by a shower of honours. Carlyle by John Nichol [1892]

Sinclair Lewis You inform the world AND me that I’m the greatest beauty, the smartest draftsman, the slickest tennis-player since Leonardo da Vinci, and will I please show my paces. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

Bram Stoker In the whirling world of the time there was always a ready sale for means to an end, however nefarious either might be. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Pity for vermin, who crawl about the world leaving a poisonous trail upon everything they touch, is a false and unnatural sentiment. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

Anthony Trollope I have no idea of being shut up from the world before they nail me down in my coffin. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

H. G. Wells I know your songs, Kahn, your half-mystical songs, in which you represent this old hard world dissolving into a luminous haze of love — sexual love. The World Set Free by H. G. Wells [1914]

What luck, to feel nothing less than all the world closing over one’s head!” A short silence ensued before Mr. Blunt’s drawing-room voice was heard with playful familiarity. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

G. K. Chesterton The world does not encourage a perfectly rational army, because a perfectly rational army would run away. George Bernard Shaw by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

George Gissing Oh, I admire you immensely, Rhoda. You are the ideal adversary of those care-nothing and believe-nothing women who keep the world back. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

Why should the world be cheerful? It was a repast spread of which he could not partake, and it spited him. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Jules Verne Was it not necessary that he should again become absolute master of his invention? If he did not recapture the fugitives they world get away home. Robur the Conqueror by Jules Verne [1887]

William Makepeace Thackeray We have stepped out of the old world on to “Brunel’s” vast deck, and across the waters ingens patet tellus. Roundabout Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1860-63]

D. H. Lawrence Still she would be content with this little house, if only it were in a world of its own. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

A world of which this is the law, is not even in fiction a world which we can conceive possible, or with which experience enables us to sympathize. Spenser by R. W. Church [1879]

Sarah Orne Jewett The world was filled with a fragrance of fir-balsam and the faintest flavor of seaweed from the ledges, bare and brown at low tide in the little harbor. The Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett [1896]

Anthony Trollope The world and solitude together were too much for him, and he could not bear them without aid. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

Anthony Trollope Neither for my own would I yield; for as truly as I worship God, I love her better than all the world beside. Nina Balatka by Anthony Trollope

This night the world was roofed with thick cloud, like a lid shut down on the air, compressing it to the earth, making it heavy and unsatisfying to the lungs. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

Young man, you will find the world easy, heaven hard. A Second Coming by Richard Marsh [1900]

But in most cases their tragedy begins when they leave school and turn themselves loose in a world that has grown too civilised and too crowded and too empty to have any place for them. The Unbearable Bassington by Saki

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]

Elizabeth Barrett Browning Pass; there’s a world full of men; And women as fair as thou art Must do such things now and then. Last Poems by Elizabeth Barrett Browning [1862]

The result was that Odell proposed to take her away — I suppose he was suspicious of anybody of Archie’s world — and, well, there was a row. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

Thomas Paine I have been tender in raising the cry against these men, and used numberless arguments to show them their danger, but it will not do to sacrifice a world either to their folly or their baseness. The American Crisis by Thomas Paine

In the metabolism of the Western world the coal-miner is second in importance only to the man who ploughs the soil. Collected Essays by George Orwell

Anthony Trollope He knew nothing of the inner world of worlds which governs the world. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

George Meredith And put their garden under the magnifying glass of intimacy, what do we behold? A world not better than the world it curtains, only foolisher. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

George Gissing Yonder is the little town of St. Neots. In all England no simpler bit of rural scenery; in all the world nothing of its kind more beautiful. The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft by George Gissing [1902]

Frances Hodgson Burnett I don’t take it upon myself to describe the kind of world it will be. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Together they had faced a world that seemed to them both worthless and ugly; all the old glories were over, but so long as they were together pride would sustain them both. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

But now the National, State, and City governments were fighting, with physicians, nurses, and police, this gruesome epidemic which had come into the world from they knew not where. The Slayer of Souls by Robert W. Chambers [1920]

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

Virginia Woolf The world was going on as usual. Orlando by Virginia Woolf [1928]

Thomas Hardy If all the world had known it, Elfride would still have remained the only one who thought her action a sin. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The world before him was an utterly intangible proposition. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

Henry James Their vocation has not been recognized by their families, but the world has done it justice. The American by Henry James [1877]

You are the only woman in all the world I love, Deb, save our mother. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

I had never loved before, and now that I had met the one woman of all the world for me, she had preferred another to me. The Race of Life by Guy Boothby [1906]

Surely God will not be so pitiless! What difference can one angel more make in heaven? and he is all the world to me. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Oscar Wilde As for bringing the whole thing before the world—the world thinks that Cyril Graham shot himself by accident. The Portrait of Mr. W. H. by Oscar Wilde [1889]

The world around her had retreated to a hazy distance, so that it had no meaning. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

Our love it ne’er was reckon’d, Yet good it is and true, It’s half the world to me, dear, It’s all the world to you. The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood by with biographical introduction by William Michael Rossetti

Arthur Machen He threw open his window and looked out on the dim world and the glimmering amber lights. The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen [1907]

Secondly, when the world shall be set on fire (as the Stoics hold), there will then no evil be left, but all will then be prudent and wise. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

What was to become of that child if he failed her in her great need? Now Dickson was a practical man and this view of the case brought him into a world which he understood. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

National one-sidedness and narrow-mindedness become more and more impossible, and from the numerous national and local literatures, there arises a world literature. The Manifesto of the Communist Party by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels

Nathaniel Hawthorne The world could not come near them; they were safe! When they reached the flight of steps leading downward from the Capitol, there was a faroff noise of singing and laughter. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

Jules Verne We shall therefore astonish the world by the dimensions we shall be obliged to adopt. From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne [1867]

Cheap glass, cheap tin, abundant fuel, and a free untaxed Press had rushed upon a world quite unprepared to dispose of these blessings when the fulness of enjoyment was past. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

Tobias Smolle What air of Paradise! What majesty divine! The beauty dazzles; The goodness purifies the eye: You are crowned: You hold the world in your hand: Seated on the throne, You support your child. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

Margaret Oliphant And Walter heard himself burst into a wild laugh that seemed to fill the whole silent world with echoes. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

George Meredith She to her hungered thundering in breast, Ye shall not starve, not feebly designates The world repressing as a life repressed, Judged by the wasted martyrs it creates. The Sage Enamoured and the Honest Lady by George Meredith

H. G. Wells Only by the complete abandonment of current ideas and current antagonisms can the new world be brought into being. The Brothers by H. G. Wells [1938]

Susanna Rowson Mother, my dear mother! do not let me quite break your heart when I tell you, in a few months I shall bring into the world an innocent witness of my guilt. Charlotte Temple by Susanna Rowson [1791]

You’ll renounce the world so eagerly that you’ll want to stay in the world merely to enjoy your sensations. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

Elizabeth Gaskell In fact, the enumeration rather disturbed her; and to avoid the shock of too rapid a descent into the commonplace world of Miss Smiths and Mr Thomsons, she returned to her post in the ante-room. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

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]

Ah, the kind man, with his soft eyes, and his nice voice, and his jokes and laughing, and him thinking the world and all of me — ay, indeed. The Crock of Gold by James Stephens

H. G. Wells My double quoted me a verse from the Canon on this matter that my unfortunate verbal memory did not retain, but it was in the nature of a prayer to save the world from “unfermented men. A Modern Utopia by H. G. Wells [1905]

Jane Austen It would be a compact of convenience, and the world would be satisfied. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen [1811]

Sometimes he would vary it by informing the world that ‘Paul should have her, for he could make her happier than I could ever do. ’Long Live the King!’ by Guy Boothby [1900]

Andrew Lang For the rest, the Queen looked for “a name bearing such distinction in the literary world as to do credit to the appointment. Alfred Tennyson by Andrew Lang

E. F. Benson There was a world of sneering incredulity in that one word. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

Washington Irving They were giving her a world of staid counsel how to deport herself, what to say, and in what manner to receive the expected lover. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

You diffuse knowledge — and the world seems to grow brighter; but Discontent at Poverty replaces Ignorance, happy with its crust. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

For all I knew to the contrary I might be destined never to see the world outside the walls again. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

Anthony Trollope Mrs. Greystock declared to her daughter that no one in the whole world had a higher respect for governesses than had she. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Arthur Conan Doyle I live in the great world of men under the light of the sun. The Maracot Deep by Arthur Conan Doyle [1929]

H. G. Wells A world without flags or nations. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

That woman has told them all!” “What woman?” asked Dain, looking at Nina. Just then there was only one woman in the whole world for him. Almayer’s Folly by Joseph Conrad [1895]

Benjamin Disraeli Let me warn you not to fall into the usual error of youth in fancying that the circle you move in is precisely the world itself. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

Anthony Trollope But the poor curate remained, talking a dull word every now and then to Mrs Dale, and looking on with tantalised eyes at the joys which the world had prepared for others than him. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

Edith Wharton Rose Sellars’s world had always been the pole-star of his whirling skies, the fixed point on which his need for permanence could build. The Children by Edith Wharton [1928]

Anthony Trollope I breathed the flour and drank the flour, and felt myself to be enveloped in a world of breadstuff. North America by Anthony Trollope

Algernon Blackwood The wonder of the white world caught him away. The Glamour of the Snow by Algernon Blackwood

George Gissing We had hopes, Mr. Lashmar, when the world and I were young. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

Anthony Trollope The bullet which had maimed her sorely had not touched her life, and she scorned to go about the world complaining either by word or look of the injury she had received. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

The Rils that on the Pebbles playd,10 Might now be heard at will; This world they onely Musick made, Else euerything was still. Muses Elizium by Michael Drayton [1630]

Olaf Stapledon It was not uncommon for people to be so abstracted from the physical world that they forgot to feed, and so would have starved to death, had not some neighbour recalled them. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

The absolute, it thinks, makes the world by knowing the whole of it at once in one undivided eternal act. A Pluralistic Universe by William James [1909]

Anthony Trollope Monroe P. Jones, the speculator, is very probably ruined, and then begins the world again nothing daunted. North America by Anthony Trollope

The next that followeth, though the world admire His strength, Love bound him. Petrarch’s Triumphs by Petrarch

To me it seemed as if these tales of wickedness had no connection with our modern life, or with the world around us, and so I judged presently from what my sister said. The Mysterious Card by Cleveland Moffett [1895]

I hear the world revolves some minutes quicker now. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Theodore Dreiser He was of that smart world that she admired so much, and from which now apparently she was hopelessly debarred. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

God made the world in six days and was arrested on the seventh. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

John Galsworthy Into such a world his father might be voyaging, for all resemblance it had to the world he had left. In Chancery by John Galsworthy

Jules Verne The subscription opened at Baltimore extended properly to the whole world — Urbi et orbi. From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne [1867]

He makes us see the actuality of thought, that thinking has its own vital being and goes out into the world like a living thing, possessed by some wandering soul. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

George Meredith Our world believes it stabler if the soft Are whipped to show the face repentance wears. The Sage Enamoured and the Honest Lady by George Meredith

H. G. Wells It is indeed an allusive title, carrying the world back to the Wilhelm Meister of Goethe, a century and a half earlier. The World Set Free by H. G. Wells [1914]

John Galsworthy A man of business, a clever man! Do you not know the world better than that? With every pound you pay, Fleur eats her words!” Soames flushed. The Silver Spoon by John Galsworthy

H. G. Wells We are not alone, brother Richard. The world swarms with our undiscovered brothers; elder brothers and younger brothers, big and little. The Brothers by H. G. Wells [1938]