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used in A Room of One's Own

26 uses
  • Thus when I ask you to write more books I am urging you to do what will be for your good and for the good of the world at large.
    6 (76% in)
  • It was thus that I found myself walking with extreme rapidity across a grass plot.
    1 (13% in)
  • And thus by degrees was lit, half-way down the spine, which is the seat of the soul, not that hard little electric light which we call brilliance, as it pops in and out upon our lips, but the more profound, subtle and subterranean glow which is the rich yellow flame of rational intercourse.
    1 (38% in)
  • Thus provided, thus confident and enquiring, I set out in the pursuit of truth.
    2 (5% in)
  • Thus provided, thus confident and enquiring, I set out in the pursuit of truth.
    2 (5% in)
  • The professors—I lumped them together thus—were angry.
    2 (48% in)
  • They start the day confident, braced, believing themselves desired at Miss Smith's tea party; they say to themselves as they go into the room, I am the superior of half the people here, and it is thus that they speak with that self-confidence, that self-assurance, which have had such profound consequences in public life and lead to such curious notes in the margin of the private mind.
    2 (73% in)
  • ] A very queer, composite being thus emerges.
    3 (17% in)
  • What one must do to bring her to life was to think poetically and prosaically at one and the same moment, thus keeping in touch with fact—that she is Mrs Martin, aged thirty-six, dressed in blue, wearing a black hat and brown shoes; but not losing sight of fiction either—that she is a vessel in which all sorts of spirits and forces are coursing and flashing perpetually.
    3 (20% in)
  • Thus they did homage to the convention, which if not implanted by the other sex was liberally encouraged by them (the chief glory of a woman is not to be talked of, said Pericles, himself a much-talked-of man) that publicity in women is detestable.
    3 (58% in)
  • Thus, though we do not know what Shakespeare went through when he wrote LEAR, we do know what Carlyle went through when he wrote the FRENCH REVOLUTION; what Flaubert went through when he wrote MADAME BOVARY; what Keats was going through when he tried to write poetry against the coming death and the indifference of the world.
    3 (65% in)
  • Thus, I concluded, shutting Mr Oscar Browning's life and pushing away the rest, it is fairly evident that even in the nineteenth century a woman was not encouraged to be an artist.
    3 (87% in)
  • ...from melancholy, which we can explain at least to some extent when we find her telling us how in the grip of it she would imagine: My lines decried, and my employment thought An useless folly or presumptuous fault: The employment, which was thus censured, was, as far as one can see, the harmless one of rambling about the fields and dreaming: My hand delights to trace unusual things, And deviates from the known and common way, Nor will in fading silks compose, Faintly the inimitable...
    4 (11% in)
  • Thus, towards the end of the eighteenth century a change came about which, if I were rewriting history, I should describe more fully and think of greater importance than the Crusades or the Wars of the Roses.
    4 (33% in)
  • 'When thus alone I not unfrequently heard Grace Poole's laugh...... ' That is an awkward break, I thought.
    4 (54% in)
  • Thus a novel starts in us all sorts of antagonistic and opposed emotions.
    4 (64% in)
  • The whole structure, it is obvious, thinking back on any famous novel, is one of infinite complexity, because it is thus made up of so many different judgements, of so many different kinds of emotion.
    4 (66% in)
  • Thus, with less genius for writing than Charlotte Brontë, she got infinitely more said.
    4 (92% in)
  • Now all that, of course, has had to be left out, and thus the splendid portrait of the fictitious woman is much too simple and much too monotonous.
    5 (28% in)
  • The only way for you to do it, I thought, addressing Mary Carmichael as if she were there, would be to talk of something else, looking steadily out of the window, and thus note, not with a pencil in a notebook, but in the shortest of shorthand, in words that are hardly syllabled yet, what happens when Olivia—this organism that has been under the shadow of the rock these million years—feels the light fall on it, and sees coming her way a piece of strange food—knowledge, adventure, art.
    5 (37% in)
  • She had broken up Jane Austen's sentence, and thus given me no chance of pluming myself upon my impeccable taste, my fastidious ear.
    5 (79% in)
  • And thus she made it impossible for me to roll out my sonorous phrases about 'elemental feelings', the 'common stuff of humanity', 'the depths of the human heart', and ail those other phrases which support us in our belief that, however clever we may be on top, we are very serious, very profound and very humane underneath.
    5 (82% in)
  • Also there were funerals to which men, thus suddenly reminded of the passing of their own bodies, lifted their hats.
    6 (4% in)
  • Thus, when one takes a sentence of Mr B into the mind it falls plump to the ground—dead; but when one takes a sentence of Coleridge into the mind, it explodes and gives birth to all kinds of other ideas, and that is the only sort of writing of which one can say that it has the secret of perpetual life.
    6 (34% in)
  • Thus all their qualities seem to a woman, if one may generalize, crude and immature.
    6 (39% in)
  • Thus, with some time on your hands and with some book learning in your brains—you have had enough of the other kind, and are sent to college partly, I suspect, to be uneducated—surely you should embark upon another stage of your very long, very laborious and highly obscure career.
    6 (93% in)

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