1 And she had had two jokes cracked at her already; one about an umbrella; another about superstition.
2 Whether this romantic martyr to superstition and the melancholy mummer he had conversed with under the full moon were one and the same person remained as yet a problem.
Return of the Native By Thomas HardyContext Highlight In BOOK 3: 2 The New Course Causes Disappointment
3 My motive for withholding it from the coroner's inquiry is that a man of science shrinks from placing himself in the public position of seeming to indorse a popular superstition.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan DoyleContext Highlight In Chapter 2. The Curse of the Baskervilles
4 Stapleton may fall in with such a superstition, and Mortimer also, but if I have one quality upon earth it is common sense, and nothing will persuade me to believe in such a thing.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan DoyleContext Highlight In Chapter 10. Extract from the Diary of Dr. Watson
5 We heard the hound on the moor, so I can swear that it is not all empty superstition.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan DoyleContext Highlight In Chapter 13. Fixing the Nets
6 This and a certain tinge of superstition were the only unusual traits in his character which his brother officers had observed.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan DoyleContext Highlight In VIII. The Adventure of The Crooked Man
7 He crossed a small "branch" two or three times, because of a prevailing juvenile superstition that to cross water baffled pursuit.
8 The truth was, that a superstition of his had failed, here, which he and all his comrades had always looked upon as infallible.
9 I'd like to see her get around this with her rubbage 'bout superstition.'
10 Oh, it was a touching superstition, monsieur, and although I did not myself believe it, I would not for the world have destroyed my father's faith.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre DumasContext Highlight In Chapter 50. The Morrel Family.
11 Here, then, is the superstition of Montfermeil: it is thought that the devil, from time immemorial, has selected the forest as a hiding-place for his treasures.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 2: CHAPTER II—IN WHICH THE READER WILL PERUSE TWO VERSES, WH...
12 The past has a visage, superstition, and a mask, hypocrisy.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 6: CHAPTER XI—END OF THE PETIT-PICPUS
13 Moreover, he was not much alarmed by the citadels erected against the human mind in every direction, by superstition, despotism, and prejudice.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—A GROUP WHICH BARELY MISSED BECOMING HISTORIC
14 Science and superstition were in accord, in horror.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 2: CHAPTER III—BRUNESEAU
15 Grandfather asked Jelinek whether in the old country there was some superstition to the effect that a suicide must be buried at the cross-roads.