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  • Straight at the man he launched his one hundred and forty pounds of fury, surcharged with the pent passion of two days and nights.
    Jack London  --  The Call of the Wild
  • The very atmosphere he breathed was surcharged with hatred and malice, and this but served to increase the hatred and malice within him.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • Such individuals can be considered to be murder-prone in the sense of either carrying a surcharge of aggressive energy or having an unstable ego defense system that periodically allows the naked and archaic expression of such energy.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • This feeling was surcharged by listening to the sad tunes of the orchestra, reminiscent of the melancholy music played for acrobats in vaudeville.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night

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  • When the eldest son was gone Wang Lung felt the house was purged of some surcharge of unrest and it was a relief to him.
    Pearl S. Buck  --  The Good Earth
  • These little rows were really precipitated by an atmosphere which was surcharged with dissension.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • Only, at intervals, there suddenly came to him, from without and from within, an access of wrath, a surcharge of suffering, a livid and rapid flash which illuminated his whole soul, and caused to appear abruptly all around him, in front, behind, amid the gleams of a frightful light, the hideous precipices and the sombre perspective of his destiny.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • "Eh, my Hubert!" she sang, in a voice heavy and surcharged with love.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • He knew that she did, and the words had no serious intent; but she was surcharged with emotion, and winced like a wounded animal.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • He became surcharged with the compound, which was genuine lover’s love.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd

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  • With no power to annul the elemental evil in him, tho’ readily enough he could hide it; apprehending the good, but powerless to be it; a nature like Claggart’s surcharged with energy as such natures almost invariably are, what recourse is left to it but to recoil upon itself and like the scorpion for which the Creator alone is responsible, act out to the end the part allotted it.
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • …it would require volumes to develop: in the high Orient, the cradle of primitive times, after Hindoo architecture came Phoenician architecture, that opulent mother of Arabian architecture; in antiquity, after Egyptian architecture, of which Etruscan style and cyclopean monuments are but one variety, came Greek architecture (of which the Roman style is only a continuation), surcharged with the Carthaginian dome; in modern times, after Romanesque architecture came Gothic architecture.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • He ceased, discerning Adam with such joy Surcharged, as had like grief been dewed in tears, Without the vent of words; which these he breathed.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • Her rooms, with their cramped outlook down a sallow vista of brick walls and fire-escapes, her lonely meals in the dark restaurant with its surcharged ceiling and haunting smell of coffee—all these material discomforts, which were yet to be accounted as so many privileges soon to be withdrawn, kept constantly before her the disadvantages of her state; and her mind reverted the more insistently to Mrs. Fisher’s counsels.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • …but to an evening and morning which one would behold, not in Paris but in one of those towns through which the train passed and among which it allowed one to choose; for it stopped at Bayeux, at Coutances, at Vitre, at Questambert, at Pontorson, at Balbec, at Lannion, at Lamballe, at Benodet, at Pont-Aven, at Quimperle, and progressed magnificently surcharged with names which it offered me, so that, among them all, I did not know which to choose, so impossible was it to sacrifice any.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • They divide the pleasures of the body into two sorts—the one is that which gives our senses some real delight, and is performed either by recruiting Nature and supplying those parts which feed the internal heat of life by eating and drinking, or when Nature is eased of any surcharge that oppresses it, when we are relieved from sudden pain, or that which arises from satisfying the appetite which Nature has wisely given to lead us to the propagation of the species.
    Thomas More  --  Utopia
  • All in a moment there was a deadly surcharged atmosphere there.
    Zane Grey  --  The Border Legion
  • Suddenly the silent, oppressive, surcharged air split to a short, piercing scream.
    Zane Grey  --  The Man of the Forest
  • Looming higher and higher, "it was surcharged with electricity, for the lightning was constantly searching it from limit to limit," he wrote.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • To Madeline he appeared natural, walked as unconcernedly as if he were strolling for pleasure; but the absence of any other living thing, the silence, the red haze, the surcharged atmosphere—these were all unnatural.
    Zane Grey  --  The Light of Western Stars
  • *a A religion which should become more minute, more peremptory, and more surcharged with small observances at a time in which men are becoming more equal, would soon find itself reduced to a band of fanatical zealots in the midst of an infidel people.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • I will rule, however, that they be kept in preferred incarceration, that the shackles be removed from Mr. Joseph Cinque while he is in lock-up, and that the negroes be allowed regular outdoor exercise and visitors from the Yale Divinity School without barrier or surcharge.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • …of great monetary value (precious stone, valuable adhesive or impressed postage stamps (7 schilling, mauve, imperforate, Hamburg, 1866: 4 pence, rose, blue paper, perforate, Great Britain, 1855: 1 franc, stone, official, rouletted, diagonal surcharge, Luxemburg, 1878), antique dynastical ring, unique relic) in unusual repositories or by unusual means: from the air (dropped by an eagle in flight), by fire (amid the carbonised remains of an incendiated edifice), in the sea (amid flotsam,…
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • If Gorku will provide the pre-separation system without additional surcharge," Tyler said.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • Surcharged with her emotion she turned to Brady with the intention of confiding in him, but at her first mention of Dick a hard-boiled sparkle in his eyes gave her to understand that he refused the fatherly office.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • I fear that the productions of democratic poets may often be surcharged with immense and incoherent imagery, with exaggerated descriptions and strange creations; and that the fantastic beings of their brain may sometimes make us regret the world of reality.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • They had gazed at him in their strange, surcharged hours of feeling, until they seemed themselves to live in every one of his stars.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • His muscles were surcharged with vitality, and snapped into play sharply, like steel springs.
    Jack London  --  The Call of the Wild
  • But still again his anger burst like a bubble surcharged; and still, when he saw her eager, silent, as it were, blind face, he felt he wanted to throw the pencil in it; and still, when he saw her hand trembling and her mouth parted with suffering, his heart was scalded with pain for her.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • From them I go This uncouth errand sole, and one for all Myself expose, with lonely steps to tread Th’ unfounded Deep, and through the void immense To search, with wandering quest, a place foretold Should be—and, by concurring signs, ere now Created vast and round—a place of bliss In the purlieus of Heaven; and therein placed A race of upstart creatures, to supply Perhaps our vacant room, though more removed, Lest Heaven, surcharged with potent multitude, Might hap to move new broils.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • Thus he stood and at last he said in a low and surcharged voice, "Now I will go for a soldier—I will go for a soldier—" But he did not look at the girl, only at his father, and Wang Lung, who had not been afraid at all of his eldest son and his second son, was suddenly afraid of this one, whom he had scarcely considered from his birth up.
    Pearl S. Buck  --  The Good Earth
  • …I directed then my walk; And on, methought, alone I passed through ways That brought me on a sudden to the tree Of interdicted knowledge: fair it seemed, Much fairer to my fancy than by day: And, as I wondering looked, beside it stood One shaped and winged like one of those from Heaven By us oft seen; his dewy locks distilled Ambrosia; on that tree he also gazed; And "O fair plant," said he, "with fruit surcharged, Deigns none to ease thy load, and taste thy sweet, Nor God, nor Man?
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • He talked a long time about his age, his infirmities, the surcharge of years counting double for him henceforth, of the increasing demands of his work, of the great size of the garden, of nights which must be passed, like the last, for instance, when he had been obliged to put straw mats over the melon beds, because of the moon, and he wound up as follows: "That he had a brother"—(the prioress made a movement),—"a brother no longer young"—(a second movement on the part of the prioress,…
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • The air raids had surcharged the emergency wards
  • The air was surcharged with tension
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