TRAGEDIES in Classic Quotes

Simple words can express big ideas - learn how great writers to make beautiful sentences with common words.
Quotes from The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
Free Online Vocabulary Test
K12, SAT, GRE, IELTS, TOEFL
 Search Panel
Word:
You may input your word or phrase.
Author:
Book:
 
Stems:
If search object is a contraction or phrase, it'll be ignored.
Sort by:
Each search starts from the first page. Its result is limited to the first 17 sentences. If you upgrade to a VIP account, you will see up to 500 sentences for one search.
Common Search Words
 Current Search - tragedies in The Picture of Dorian Gray
1  It is one of the great romantic tragedies of the age.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 9
2  The tragedy of old age is not that one is old, but that one is young.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 19
3  It is not my fault that this terrible tragedy has prevented my doing what was right.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 8
4  I passed a dreadful evening, half afraid that one tragedy might be followed by another.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 9
5  Sometimes, however, a tragedy that possesses artistic elements of beauty crosses our lives.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 8
6  I should fancy that the real tragedy of the poor is that they can afford nothing but self-denial.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 6
7  Romeo was a stout elderly gentleman, with corked eyebrows, a husky tragedy voice, and a figure like a beer-barrel.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 4
8  If they were allowed their own way, every comedy would have a tragic ending, and every tragedy would culminate in a farce.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 8
9  A dim sense of having taken part in some strange tragedy came to him once or twice, but there was the unreality of a dream about it.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 8
10  Certainly no one looking at Dorian Gray that night could have believed that he had passed through a tragedy as horrible as any tragedy of our age.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 15
11  But you must think of that lonely death in the tawdry dressing-room simply as a strange lurid fragment from some Jacobean tragedy, as a wonderful scene from Webster, or Ford, or Cyril Tourneur.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 8
12  I fancy that the true explanation is this: It often happens that the real tragedies of life occur in such an inartistic manner that they hurt us by their crude violence, their absolute incoherence, their absurd want of meaning, their entire lack of style.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 8
13  Yet, after some time, he wearied of them, and would sit in his box at the opera, either alone or with Lord Henry, listening in rapt pleasure to "Tannhauser" and seeing in the prelude to that great work of art a presentation of the tragedy of his own soul.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 11
14  The daily sacrifice, more awful really than all the sacrifices of the antique world, stirred him as much by its superb rejection of the evidence of the senses as by the primitive simplicity of its elements and the eternal pathos of the human tragedy that it sought to symbolize.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 11