Phrases with "youth"

A. E. W. Mason Her youth was given back to her upon that August afternoon. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

Rudyard Kipling An impression in youth is likely to be permanent. Stalky & Co. by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Anthony Trollope There was a youth there also who had left school and not yet gone to college. Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite by Anthony Trollope [1871]

For the Gods gave me youth for ever more, when they brought me hither after the realm-rape that befell our house, and lodged me in this mountain. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

They do not wear their hats, and the activity of youth being happily past, they do not toss their heels above their heads. Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope

Edgar Rice Burroughs I took a step in their direction, and as I did so a youth arose and fled precipitately in the direction we had been going. Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1923]

He yielded to impulse, and addressed her, but with all the trepidation of a youth defying the giant Etiquette for the first time in his life. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

E. Phillips Oppenheim In a moment, there was a yell of pain, and the youth was lying writhing on his back. The Lion and the Lamb by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1930]

If youth once falls under the influence of a shadowy terror, it imagines there will never be full sunlight again, its first calamity it fancies will last a lifetime. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

Thomas Wolfe He had begun to see that the true races of mankind are not at all what we are told in youth that they are. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Algernon Blackwood She had, of course, been too harsh and cruel with this magnificent and innocent youth from the woods and mountains. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Wilkie Collins Fortunately for him, his doctor was a man of skill and energy, who knew how to make the most of all the advantages which the patient’s youth and strength could offer to assist the medical treatment. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

H.P. Lovecraft It was evident that the youth meant to shew bravado to the last. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H.P. Lovecraft [1927]

Maria Edgeworth This was the youth of whose acquaintance Archibald Mackenzie was ambitious. Forester by Maria Edgeworth

D. H. Lawrence His dusky skin had the silvery glisten of youth still. The Man Who Died by D. H. Lawrence

Thomas Hardy The youth spoke first, and his voice trembled with the magnitude of the conception he was cherishing. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

Andrew Lang The little grey man lifted the curtains from the bed and beckoned the youth to approach. The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Anatole France His virile grace, his quiet elegance, and his habit of pleasing had prolonged his youth far beyond the ordinary term of years. The Red Lily by Anatole France [1894]

It now seemed to her as if she had left her youth in Rome, as in Rome it had seemed to her that she should find it again in Hatboro’. Annie Kilburn by William Dean Howells

He calls a youth named Chaus, the son of Yvain the Bastard, and bids him be ready to ride with him at dawn. From Ritual to Romance by Jessie L. Weston [1920]

He dallied with irrelevant things—with the problems of youth and love. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

Andrew Lang The youth first seized his fiddle and played a beautiful air on it which echoed through the silent halls, and then he fell to and began to eat a hearty meal. The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Henry James She has really shown him, with her youth and her natural charm, nothing more than common friendliness. Louisa Pallant by Henry James [1888]

Waste not thine youth upon my son Gerard. Either he is dead or he is a traitor. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Wilkie Collins The domestic crisis had betrayed the blind confidence which youth and inexperience had placed in it. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Wilkie Collins At the period of my youth but three of the Monktons were left at the Abbey — Mr. and Mrs. Monkton and their only child Alfred, heir to the property. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

Jules Verne His childhood and youth were spent at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. His father brought him up strictly, and he became a man in self-control and courage whilst yet a boy in years. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

Kenneth Grahame As for Harold, youth and a short memory made his case less pitiful than it seemed to his more sensitive sister. Dream Days by Kenneth Grahame

George Meredith He stood by her dejectedly, and she sent him flying with a repulsive, ‘Leave me!’ The youth had too much on his conscience to let him linger. The Tragic Comedians by George Meredith [1880]

George Meredith Whether she had an ideal of a youth in her feminine head, was beyond his guessing. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

Andrew Lang He held the empty box in his hand, and as he looked he saw that the fresh hand of youth had grown suddenly shrivelled, like the hand of an old, old man. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

She was by no means young, as I then counted youthpast thirty, I suppose — and with an air that was very quiet, and friendly, and engaging. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Benjamin Disraeli The proper minister for England at this moment would be Pitt. Extreme youth gives hope to a country; coupled with ceremonious manners, hope soon assumes the form of confidence. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

The water was calm: but the boy with the heedlessness of youth stayed in it nearly an hour: he was seized with cramp and screamed to his comrades. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Arthur Conan Doyle Some day you will each find your own, when your youth has come back as it will over here. The Land of Mist by Arthur Conan Doyle [1926]

Anna Katherine Green What did she see? A countenance no longer young, and yet with some of the charm of youth still lingering in the brooding eyes and in the dangerous curves of a mobile and expressive mouth. Dark Hollow by Anna Katherine Green

Sir Richard Burton Thou art a youth of sense, O my son, and the child of honest folk, so ’tis for thee a shame that thy mother, a woman in years, should struggle to support thee. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

Anthony Trollope If that does not tell the mother that the time of her own youth has passed away, nothing will ever bring the tale home. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

D. H. Lawrence The youth was between the two wills. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Arthur Conan Doyle Alas, there is the tragedy of the ring as it is of life! The wave of youth surges ever upwards, and the wave that went before is swept sobbing on to the shingle. Through the Magic Door by Arthur Conan Doyle [1907]

Marjorie Bowen Then with shaking hands the youth was dragged into the ditch amid a babble of blame and fear. The Viper of Milan by Marjorie Bowen [1906]

George MacDonald I was a youth on a white horse, leaping from cloud to cloud of a blue heaven, hasting calmly to some blessed goal. Lilith by George MacDonald

Radclyffe Hall People vied with each other in kindness to the Ogdens, touched by Milly’s youth and Mrs. Ogden’s new grief. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

Charles Kingsley The youth may do us good service as a layman; and if anything should happen to his elder brother (whom the saints protect!) he is heir to some wealth. Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley

D. H. Lawrence The youth pushed through the water crying loudly without tears, like a stricken animal. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Walter Scott The sage was induced to attempt feats of youth which his years rendered ridiculous; he could command the elements, but the common course of nature was beyond his power. Count Robert of Paris by Walter Scott [1832]

The Filkin tradition, though strong, could not hold out entirely against the unwritten laws, the silently claimed privileges, of youth in Elgin. It made its pretence and vanished. The Imperialist by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1904]

Daylight was only a few steps ahead, daylight and youth restored and a new world. Prester John by John Buchan

Arthur Conan Doyle This youth was not the simple soldier that he had seemed. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

Andrew Lang Then out came a youth so young and handsome, that everyone fell in love with him, and Bella-Flor most of all. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Arnold Bennett She ought to have known that only youth and slimness have the right to appeal to the feelings by indecent abandonments. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

A rich and buxom girl hath possessed herself of Telephus, a youth above your rank; and she holds him fast by an agreeable fetter. The Works of Horace by translated literally into English prose by Christopher Smar

Thus, then, I must leave the book, with its wealth of pathos and humour, with the glow of youth still tinging its pages, but with the gentler mood of manhood pervading it from first to last. Dickens by Adolphus William Ward [1882]

Baldwin Spencer At daybreak, the Wandella youth is placed on two namminjeri, who lie down on the ground, another namminjeri sits on . Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Matthew Arnold I saw her in her own Berry, at Nohant,3 where her childhood and youth were passed, where she returned to live after she became famous, where she died and has now her grave. George Sand by Matthew Arnold [1877]

The secret sorrow of Gilbert Monckton’s youth had made him suspicious of all womanly truth and purity. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Daniel Defoe This incited the youth to quit a dissolute single life and become fathers of families, to the support and glory of the empire. Everybody’s business is nobody’s business by Daniel Defoe [1725]

Andrew Lang The youth told her of his trouble, and how his brothers would bring home linen spun for them by their promised wives, but that no one would spin his thread. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

D. H. Lawrence One youth wore a thin white blouse and a pair of his sister’s wide, calico knickers with needlework frills near the ankle, and white stockings. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

They went back to the last century, when you were a youth and a student, an adept in chemistry, I am told. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

Edith Wharton Vance looked at the clever youth behind the smoke wreaths, and thought: “Queer that a fellow who writes poetry can care for that sort of success . Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

Charles Dickens The conduct of the King to this poor youth was worthy of his cruel character. A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens [1852]

Wilkie Collins The story of my boyhood and youth has little to interest — nothing that is new. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

George Meredith Their facts are going headlong on the tides, Like commas on a line of History’s page; Nor that which once they took for Truth abides, Save in the form of youth enlarged from age. Last Poems by George Meredith [1909]

Theodore Dreiser Saddler’s, when they reached there after ten, was crowded with the youth and beauty of the vicinity. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Arthur Conan Doyle Your father was, as I have heard, a strong and a fierce man when the blood of youth ran in his veins; but you, I should judge, are in no way behind him. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

H.P. Lovecraft A youth in the Tau Omega fraternity house thought he saw a grotesque and hideous mass of smoke in the air just as the preliminary flash burst, but his observation has not been verified. The Haunter of the Dark by H.P. Lovecraft [1935]

She was looking along the serried ranks of youth and beauty to see if anybody’s frock was smarter than her own. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Nathaniel Hawthorne O Fiend, whose talisman was that fatal symbol, wouldst thou leave nothing, whether in youth or age, for this poor sinner to revere? — such loss of faith is ever one of the saddest results of sin. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1850]

F. Scott Fitzgerald The taxi driver regarded me indulgently while I stumbled here and there in the knee-deep underbrush, looking for my youth in a clapboard or a strip of roofing or a rusty tomato can. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

Ivan Turgenev I must admit that, in spite of my youth at the time, I grieved over the sale of our home, or rather, in reality, I grieved over our garden. The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other stories by Ivan Turgenev

Henry James Lance eyed him on this an instant with the bold curiosity of youth — with the air indeed of having in his mind two or three names, of which one or other would be right. The Tree of Knowledge by Henry James [1900]

D. H. Lawrence Her intensity, which would leave no emotion on a normal plane, irritated the youth into a frenzy. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

A youth of twenty, cherry-lipped, with gilded hair, tripped Nancifully in. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

George Eliot He may be a shepherd in Arcadia for aught he knows, he may be the first youth kissing the first maiden, he may be Eros himself, sipping the lips of Psyche — it is all one. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

Sinclair Lewis A youth came striding through the steel- bossed doors, the sword-bitten doors that were higher than ten tall men. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

In the freshness of youth and early manhood, he led the allied armies in their annual expeditions, which were certain to result in a wider extent of territory to the empire. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Andrew Lang It was too late to attempt anything now; and, besides, the poor youth was very tired, so he lay down on the ground and fell fast asleep. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Victor Hugo The intrepidity of youth arises from want of experience. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Theodora had become suspicious of one of her servants named Areobindus, a barbarian by birth, but a youth of great comeliness, whom she had appointed her steward. The Secret History of the Court of Justinian by Procopius [1896]

Wilkie Collins I was twenty-one years old; and of the illusions of my youth not a vestige remained. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

Andrew Lang No sooner had he done so than the waters closed behind him, and the youth and his lovely bride stood safe on the other side. The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Henry Lawson In the latter case the youth gets tackle on to the calf, detaches its head from the teat with the heel of his boot, and makes it fast somewhere. While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson

Leslie Stephen They are characteristic of that period of development in which a youth of literary genius takes literary fame in the most desperately serious sense. Alexander Pope by Leslie Stephen [1880]

Oscar Wilde The mask of youth had saved him. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

After the passage of the dead man it had never quite regained its own illusive apparition; senility and youth had mingled in its face, and in their mingling found a third degree of corruption. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

I read this book as a youth when it was still appearing in numbers, and was carried away with enthusiasm by the intellectual perspectives which it seemed to open. Memories and Studies by William James

Arthur Conan Doyle That tall, long-legged youth is Evans, the great half-back, who is said to be able to send a drop-kick further than any of his predecessors in the annals of the game. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

William Godwin He was charged with instilling into the youth a disobedience to their duties, and propagating impiety to the Gods, faults of which he was notoriously innocent. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

Even Sabine’s youth and health were not proof against the oppression. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Just as a cooling pot gives off heat, so all through youth and adolescence we give off calories of virtue. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Henry James But to me everything is so perfectly the same that I seem to be living my youth over again; all the forgotten impressions of that enchanting time come back to me. The Diary of a Man of Fifty by Henry James [1879]

D. H. Lawrence But the officer seemed to be going irritably insane, and the youth was deeply frightened. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

Virginia Woolf He is scandalized at youth for being lively, and at childhood for being playful. The Common Reader by Virginia Woolf [1925]

Theodore Dreiser In the days of their youth it was natural, but the receptiveness of youth has departed, and they cannot see. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

The subject he selected was a curious one for a youth in his sixteenth year. Gibbon by James Cotter Morison [1878]

H.P. Lovecraft He had not known of Charles’s appointment, and promised to notify Willett when the youth returned. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H.P. Lovecraft [1927]

But the promenaders kept well short of this, as they walked up and down, and talked, talked, talked in that inexhaustible interest which youth takes in itself the world over. Familiar Spanish Travels by William Dean Howells

Thomas Hardy Now, what must I give you to agree to this? Half a crown?” The youth shook his head “Five shillings?” He shook his head again. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Algernon Blackwood I stole back with them, past the long exile in great Africa, into the region of my youth and early boyhood. The Garden of Survival by Algernon Blackwood [1918]

Arthur Conan Doyle The papers which this wretched youth had in his pocket were the plans of the Bruce-Partington submarine. His Last Bow by Arthur Conan Doyle [1917]

The Guards of the cardinal, perceiving his youth and that he did not belong to the corps, invited him to retire before they attacked. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Between the two spheres of youth and age, perfect and imperfect manhood, as in all analogous cases, there is no strict line of bisection. Autobiographical Sketches by Thomas De Quincey [1853]

Anthony Trollope And you have all personal gifts; — youth and spirits — Well, I will not go on and name the others. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

George Eliot It was a moment as delicious to me as the waking up to a consciousness of youth after a dream of middle age. The Lifted Veil by George Eliot [1859]

Anthony Trollope Men at thirty and women at twenty-five have had all semblance of youth baked out of them. North America by Anthony Trollope

Robert Louis Stevenson Worldly and monkish elements were presented in a curious confusion, which the youth might disentangle for himself. Familiar Studies of Men and Books by Robert Louis Stevenson

Edith Wharton The irony of the situation hardly touched her: the fact that the youth and elasticity she had clung to so desperately should prove one of the chief assets of her new venture. The Mother’s Recompense by Edith Wharton [1925]

Richard Hakluy From thence forward a youth that was taken in Cutifachiqui did serue for Interpretour, which had by that time learned somewhat of the Christians language. Virginia Richly Valued by Richard Hakluy

Ivan Turgenev Well, I’m ready to confess before this gentleman, I had that very passion in my youth — and how I paid for it too . Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev

W. H. Hudson Why must my two sons be called away, while he, a youth without occupation and with no mother to cry for him, remains behind?” “You talk folly, Magdalen,” replied her lord. El Ombú by W. H. Hudson [1902]

Zona Gale At the grated door within the entrance St. George found the warden in stormy conference with a pale blond youth in spectacles. Romance Island by Zona Gale [1906]

George Meredith But it ‘s exactly for those people that you are hanging in chains, all your youth shrivelling. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

H.P. Lovecraft What I heard in my youth about the shunned house was merely that people died there in alarmingly great numbers. The Shunned House by H.P. Lovecraft [1924]

Edith Wharton With its end she saw what it had been made of: the ascendency of youth and sex over his subjugated judgment. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

D. H. Lawrence When in repose, he had the diffident, ironic bearing so remarkable in the educated youth of today, the very reverse of that traditional aggressiveness of youth. The Old Adam by D. H. Lawrence [1934]

Benjamin Disraeli It was the hour and the season when heroic youth comes to great decisions, achieves exploits, or perpetrates scrapes. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

Ford Madox Ford She said that it was dreadful to think that the sins of one’s youth could so find one out. Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

In this lay a great charm — to be ignorant, to guess things dimly, to yield to slow initiation, with the vague thought that her youth was beginning again. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

In her first youth she must have been ugly; now, at the age of fifty, she was very ugly. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

Charles Dickens Nothing to raise a blush in the cheek of youth or shock the most fastidious. Doctor Marigold by Charles Dickens [1865]

Henry Handel Richardson It was, besides, excusable in youth to challenge fortune; a very different matter for one of his age. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

But he was the companion of my girlhood; and in losing him it seems to me as if I had lost a part of my youth itself. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Arnold Bennett And the sunshine seemed a shame; and Edwin’s youth and mental vigour seemed a shame. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Frances Hodgson Burnett The admirers of engaging matrons had been known to renew their youth at the coming-out balls of lovely daughters in their early teens, and to end by assuming the flowery chains of a new allegiance. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

H. G. Wells I feel as though I had already been emptied out of that little vessel, that Marcus Karenin, which in my youth held me so tightly and completely. The World Set Free by H. G. Wells [1914]

Andrew Lang The youth hesitated for a little while when he heard the proclamation. The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Abraham Merri The youth twisted, sprang upon his feet, faced the priestess. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

The youth entered with some commotion, and on seeing him, stood back in the shadows as if to gather his wits. Lost Horizon by James Hilton

Andrew Lang At sunset a large crowd assembled to watch the youth being led to the tower, and after his misdeeds had been proclaimed he was solemnly walled up. The Crimson Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

H.P. Lovecraft I had seen him once or twice in my youth as he came to Arkham to consult forbidden tomes at the college library, and had hated his wolfish, saturnine face with its tangle of iron-grey beard. The Thing on the Doorstep by H.P. Lovecraft [1933]

Anthony Trollope Mr. Arabin, however, had not the modesty of youth to impede him, and he succeeded with his sermon even better than with the lessons. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

At the same time he acknowledges that a man with poetry in his head and love in his heart was not the most proper mentor in the world for a youth who was to be educated for the church. The Life of Petrarch by Thomas Campbell

Willa Cather Their youth seemed to flow together, like their brown uniforms. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

Nathaniel Hawthorne The secluded situation of the seminary, indeed, gave its scholars but a very limited choice of vices; and this was, therefore, the usual channel by which the wildness of youth discharged itself. Fanshawe by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1826]

Baldwin Spencer Each youth is then given a little bit, a part of which he chews and the rest he hands on to his mother's elder sisters and to his younger brothers and sisters. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

D. H. Lawrence The youth came downstairs in his shirt-sleeves. The Fox by D. H. Lawrence

Andrew Lang Then I declared I felt thirsty and begged the slave to fetch me some water, and while he was absent I advised the youth to take off his turban, so as to cool his head. The Grey Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Benjamin Disraeli True he was young; but, lord of himself, youth was associated with none of those mortifications which make the juvenile pant for manhood. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

From her early youth Lady Newhaven had been in the habit of viewing life in picturesque tableaux vivants of which she invariably formed the central figure. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

Margaret Oliphant He was happy too with that sense of happiness conferred, which is always sweet, and especially to youth in the delightful, easy sense of power and beneficence. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

I gave him youth — that never comes back — and fortune, that is not worth grieving for. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

Abraham Merri The Persian grinned; pushed the youth from him; stared at the dark woman with eyes bolder than her own. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

Anthony Trollope He was true to his own faith, to the backbone, but he entertained no prejudice against a good looking Protestant youth when a fortunate marriage was in question. An Eye for an Eye by Anthony Trollope [1879]

G. K. Chesterton He had somehow made the giant stride from babyhood to manhood, and missed that crisis in youth when most of us grow old. Manalive by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

Charles Dickens Old Barley might be as old as the hills, and might swear like a whole field of troopers, but there were redeeming youth and trust and hope enough in Chinks’s Basin to fill it to overflowing. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

George Meredith As far as he could fathom his hopes, they were that Rose would not see him: but the hopes of youth are deep. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

Willa Cather There was everything but energy; the energy of youth which must register itself and cut its name before it passes. Alexander’s Bridge by Willa Cather [1912]

H. G. Wells Perhaps he was undergoing that first subtle deterioration from that assurance of youth which is called ‘growing up’, a phase that may occur at any age. Star-Begotten by H. G. Wells [1937]

Rudyard Kipling They say youth is the season of hope, ambition, and uplift — that the last word youth needs is an exhortation to be cheerful. A Book of Words by Rudyard Kipling [1928]

Robert Louis Stevenson He was a friend of mine; a young man like others; generous, flighty, as variable as youth itself, but always with some high motions and on the search for higher thoughts of life. Lay Morals by Robert Louis Stevenson

The cruel inexorable sea had devoured their youth and strength and all the promises and hopes of their being. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Thomas Hardy Her thin legs, visible below her once long frock now short by her growing, and her uncomfortable hands and arms, revealed her youth and inexperience. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Arnold Bennett Cyril had always drawn and daubed, and the drawing-master of the Endowed School, who was also headmaster of the Art School, had suggested that the youth should attend the Art School one night a week. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Elizabeth Gaskell Do age and youth never play the same parts now? To return. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

George Meredith Young Harry Latters caught Algernon’s eye; never was youth more joyfully greeted. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

But faces deceive, and the loveliness of youth is not like the loveliness of age — an absolute mirror of the soul within. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

Anthony Trollope The man who has laboured from his youth upwards can endure with his arms. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

And this was, O so long ago! How they come back to me—dimly and brokenly, but with what a magic spell—those years of youth when I was soldiering! Again I hear the far warble of blown bugles. What I Saw of Shiloh by Ambrose Bierce [1881]

This name recalled to him an event which had rudely extinguished his youth and spoilt his life. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Lionel, he sleeps there; that is the grave of Raymond, he whom in my youth I first loved; whom my heart accompanied in days of separation and anger; to whom I am now joined for ever. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Graham was at that time a handsome, faithless-looking youth of sixteen. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

She saluted this youth and sat beside him. Irish Fairy Tales by James Stephens

W. H. Hudson And all on account of a slave, a youth born at El 0mbú, who had been preferred above the others by his master. El Ombú by W. H. Hudson [1902]

The other lads are all well placed, but Toto is a torment — nay, dear boy, I know you love him best of all, and so do I; perhaps, after my Rita, but his bold bright youth boils over at times. Signa by Ouida

Arthur Conan Doyle The youth faced the angry features of his uncle with an air of debonair amusement, and he held towards him, upon his outstretched palms, the broken fragments of an amber cane. Danger! and other stories by Arthur Conan Doyle [1918]

She preserves her youth so wonderfully, and her fun and her good-nature are so entirely girlish. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

When I look back at my youth I am always astonished by the multitude of things that we took for granted. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

Baldwin Spencer It was only known to certain persons of the tribe, and the youth himself was never allowed to know where his teeth had been placed. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

The immortal sadness of youth possessed her, and a sorrow of which youth is not always conscious, the lucid knowledge of her unsatisfied desires. Many Dimensions by Charles Williams [1931]

Edith Wharton The change had struck Mrs. Fisher as a rejuvenation: to Selden it seemed like that moment of pause and arrest when the warm fluidity of youth is chilled into its final shape. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

George Gissing When a youth he desired the liberty of a plebeian station, and sought it under disguises. The Town Traveller by George Gissing [1897]

When the foppish youth Malignon came he seated himself astride a rustic chair. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

Willa Cather The story of Frédéric is a story of youth with the heart of youth left out; and of course it is often dull. Not Under Forty by Willa Cather [1936]

Anthony Hope The roaring flood of youth goes by, and the stream of life sinks to a quiet flow. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

He was like a figure set up on a pedestal, to represent in his persistent youth the power, and perhaps the virtues, of races that never grow old, that have emerged from the gloom. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

F. Scott Fitzgerald The sense of going forward in a direct, determined line had come back; youth was stirring and shaking out a few new feathers. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

It seemed a youth of sixteen, fair-complexioned, with sanguine health in his cheek; hair long, not dark, and with a sunny sheen; penetrating eyes, an arch mouth, and a gay smile. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

A nearly naked youth with a pellet-bow, come goodness knows whence, had parted the bushes. Burmese Days by George Orwell

Sinclair Lewis When he looked about him at youth in love, he was angrier. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

The inexperience of a man of forty is a much more serious thing than the inexperience of a youth of twenty, for it is not helped out by the rashness of hot blood. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

Olaf Stapledon The ardours of youth had long since passed. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

A. E. W. Mason Her voice had youth and freshness, but no other quality of music. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

Charles Dickens He had heard who the youth was, from hearing of the search that was made after him; but, it died away, and the youth was forgotten. The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices by Charles Dickens [1857]

Elizabeth Von Arnim I have a picture of the house by my side as I write, done from the lake in old times, with a boat full of ladies in hoops and powder in the foreground, and a youth playing a guitar. Elizabeth and her German Garden by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1898]

Edith Wharton This youth — how young he still looked! — met her eyes on a level. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

Elizabeth Gaskell At first it seemed like the days of my youth come back again, to hear full manly speaking; I felt proud of my friend, as he thanked Miss Tomkinson for her kindness in asking him to stay the evening. Mr. Harrison’s Confessions by Elizabeth Gaskell [1851]

There the teaching was good, the atmosphere favourable to industry, and Lister was not conscious of hardship in missing the delights of youth that fell to his more fortunate contemporaries. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

When I tried to pray I could only utter these words: “From my youth up Thy terrors have I suffered with a troubled mind. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

William Shakespeare My glass shall not persuade me I am old, So long as youth and thou are of one date; But when in thee time’s furrows I behold, Then look I death my days should expiate. The Sonnets by William Shakespeare

Virginia Woolf For Dubonnet, it seemed, was out, and Hugh would not buy anything until Mr. Dubonnet chose to be in; at which the youth flushed and bowed his correct little bow. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf [1925]

Anthony Trollope These are the books, the arts, the academes That show, contain, and nourish all the world, if only a youth could have them at his disposal. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

Having pressed a smart-looking youth into our service as guide, we were conducted by a series of tortuous thoroughfares to a house in a mean quarter of the city. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

Algernon Blackwood Khilkoff, as described, had then led the youth away to see the sculpture, Devonham was captured by a Member, and Fillery found himself alone. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

G. K. Chesterton And because there was a certain candour of calf-love about it, of the moon-calf who is not ashamed to cry for the moon, it had something in it of the sincerity of youth and springtime. The Return of Don Quixote by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

Dame Gionetta was every inch Italian and Neapolitan. Her youth had been all love, and her age was all superstition. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

Ann Radcliffe Schedoni differed from her, but hinted, that the obedience of youth was hopeless, unless severer measures were adopted. The Italian by Ann Radcliffe [1796]

Andrew Lang At last it happened that a youth from her village passed through the place where the girl’s brother was, and the two met and talked. The Lilac Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Isabella Bird The figures of the American ladies in youth are very sylph-like and elegant; and this appearance is obtained without the use of those artificial constraints so justly to be condemned. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

G. K. Chesterton Then I was an idle, but eager youth walking out from London; now I was a most reluctantly busy middle-aged person, coming in from the country. A Miscellany of Men by G. K. Chesterton [1912]