Usage examples for earliness

  1. It was long since I had been there, and the servant who admitted me, seemed somewhat surprised at the earliness of my visit. – Pelham, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton Last Updated: March 16, 2009
  2. The earliness of their setting out denoted they intended to lengthen their walk. – Anna St. Ives by Thomas Holcroft
  3. I had already been there at my work for a couple of hours; but Sir Ferdinando apologised for the earliness of his visit. – The Fixed Period by Anthony Trollope
  4. But he had risen with exemplary earliness to give air to the house. – The Lion's Share by E. Arnold Bennett
  5. If, however, earliness in ripening is the chief consideration, as it often is, especially with the market- gardener, leave the canes unpruned, and the fruit ripens a few days sooner. – The Home Acre by E. P. Roe
  6. They recognized the earliness of her return by a mischievous sparkle of eyes which only gathered emphasis from the absence of any open comment. – John March, Southerner by George W. Cable
  7. For the time we slept together, and when Major Panzera aroused us in the morning the rawness of the morning air foretold the earliness of the hour. – The Siege of Mafeking (1900) by J. Angus Hamilton
  8. All were occupied, but, because perhaps of the earliness of the hour, there were not many onlookers. – First Person Paramount by Ambrose Pratt
  9. It was, thought Burl, a dim day, but this he supposed was due to the earliness of the morning. – The Secret of the Ninth Planet by Donald Allen Wollheim
  10. The quantity of strawberries, considering the earliness of the season, was astonishing. – Pepita Ximenez by Juan Valera
  11. He bought a bunch and brought it to the queen, remarking that these vegetables were large, considering the earliness of the season. – The Story of Norway by Hjalmar H. Boyesen
  12. It is also claimed that earliness in ripening, and hardiness of plants made the variety profitable; and this, no doubt, is true in some localities. – Success With Small Fruits by E. P. Roe
  13. The earliness of the climate and the natural richness of the land is the secret of the intensive cultivation which the Vale presents, and year by year more and more acres pass out of the category of farming into that of market- gardening and fruit- growing. – Grain and Chaff from an English Manor by Arthur H. Savory
  14. A variety of the wild or native type which in my grounds so closely resembled the Highland Hardy that, apart from its quality of earliness, I do not regard it of value. – Success With Small Fruits by E. P. Roe
  15. In spite of the earliness of the hour, I think I am up to time. – The Red Rat's Daughter by Guy Boothby
  16. Their leisurely manner somewhat emphasized the air of earliness that hung about the place, and Noble thought it better to continue to walk round the block. – Gentle Julia by Booth Tarkington
  17. Mrs. Gaynor, despite the earliness of the hour, went straight to her husband, awoke him mercilessly, and told him everything. – The Everlasting Whisper by Jackson Gregory
  18. However, having grasped the situation he shows tact, changing the conversation to the heat of the weather and the probable earliness of the crops. – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan