Phrases with "accepted"

George Meredith Arrived at famed St. Stephen’s, he sent in his compliments to the noble patriot and accepted an invitation to dinner. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Arthur Conan Doyle I accepted this as a hypothesis, and noted that E was represented by “But now came the real difficulty of the inquiry. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

Bram Stoker Its paper rose to a premium in 1716; in 1717 there was a decree that it was to be accepted in the payment of taxes. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

Still, it was a great surprise to me when I asked her and a greater surprise even to me when she accepted me. The Man of Death by Arthur Gask [1945]

Theodore Dreiser The neighbourhood had accepted her perhaps a little too hastily, and now rumours began to fly about. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

Florence Dixie On receiving Lord Wrathness’s letter I accepted his offer, and came here. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

George Gissing When we get things looked through, shall I send you whatever I think you would care for?” With gratitude Piers accepted what he could not have brought himself to ask for. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

H. G. Wells She made a considerable resistance before she accepted him, would not let him kiss her on the mouth more than once, and went off in a mood of dismayed but implacable resolution to her aunts. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

Walter Scott And withal, I bring you the measure of his weapon; and when you have accepted the cartel which I now offer you, I shall be ready to settle the time, place, and other circumstances of your meeting. Peveril of the Peak by Walter Scott [1822]

T. E. Lawrence I accepted it and its dishonest implication as our only means of victory. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

George Gissing With show of indifference, he accepted what was obtainable. Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing [1891]

At first he seemed a little surprised at Alie’s sudden convalescence, but when I informed him that it was nothing but nerves, he accepted the explanation and said no more. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]

Benjamin Disraeli It appeared that Lord St. Maurice was the previous member, who had accepted the Chiltern Hundreds in his favour. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

Anthony Trollope And then Susan hardly knew how to behave herself with her accepted suitor. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins A missionary expedition to one of the Pacific Islands accepted him as a volunteer. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

Abraham Merri I accepted his allegiance, with reservations. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

Samuel Johnson Swift accepted (1713) the deanery of St. Patrick, the best preferment that his friends could venture to give him. Lives of the Poets by Samuel Johnson

But at the last the statu of Venus shook, And made a signe, wherby that he took That his prayér accepted was that day. Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales for the Modern Reader by prepared & edited by Arthur Burrell MA

George Elio But now Mr. Bridmain brought out the chess-board, and Mr. Barton accepted his challenge to play a game, with immense satisfaction. The Sad Fortunes of the Reverend Amos Barton by George Elio

Henry Fielding This proposal was very readily accepted by the old gentleman, who promised to acquaint his son with it. The History of the Life of the Late Mr. Jonathan Wild The Great by Henry Fielding

H. G. Wells He stepped forward and handed Mrs. Hall something which she, staring at his metamorphosed face, accepted automatically. The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells [1897]

George Gissing Basil accepted a piece of bread, bade them see to his horse, and crept into a corner of the building. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

Arthur Conan Doyle She could but refuse me, and better be a repulsed lover than an accepted brother. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

It is fairly easy to live in a miner’s house and be accepted as one of the family; with, say, a farm labourer in the Southern counties it probably would be impossible. Collected Essays by George Orwell

Edith Wharton She accepted the last condition as she had accepted the other, pledged to the perpetual expiation of an act for which, in the abstract, she still refused to hold herself to blame. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

Algernon Blackwood Her reawakened memory must presently guide us; she knew the importance of her role, and the composure with which she accepted it touched grandeur. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

E. Phillips Oppenheim She accepted the question seriously, and moved across the room with a soft silken rustle, her brows faintly contracted in thought. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

Anthony Trollope Lily, when she had once accepted Crosbie, seemed to think that she could never be too near to him. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing Mr. Newthorpe preferred to remain at home; Annabel accepted the invitation. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Henry James She would have accepted you if you had tried. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

Wilkie Collins God has, I most sincerely believe, accepted the poor sinner’s repentance. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

Anthony Trollope He tells me you have accepted him for Mary.’ ‘I wish that he had never seen her. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

E. Phillips Oppenheim No administration, however, had been strong enough to change it, and it was universally accepted now as an unassailable attitude. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Henry Handel Richardson He returned the smile, accepted the cakes, but otherwise, finding no point of contact, sat silent. The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

Tremulously and gratefully, I accepted his terms, and would have said more, but he cut me short. Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

Wilkie Collins Mrs. Lecount accepted her defeat without uttering a word. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

What I now suffered was called illness — a headache: I accepted the baptism. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

Edith Wharton She had always accepted with philosophic calm the fact that such existences as hers were pedestalled on foundations of obscure humanity. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

H. G. Wells And now I must be explicit, for this that followsunless his explanation is to be accepted — is an absolutely unaccountable thing. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells [1896]

Edgar Allan Poe I could not do less than offer him the service of my own; and he accepted the civility. The Assignation by Edgar Allan Poe [1834]

These traits are in some measure accepted as elements of personal beauty. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

Henry Handel Richardson As he accepted the caress, without demur, she said: “I thought of going to the theatre to-night, dear. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Anthony Trollope Had Mary accepted the man’s offer this phase of feeling would not have occurred. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Henry James Morris Townsend accepted her invitation with equal good grace, and the dinner took place a few days later. Washington Square by Henry James [1880]

Love would have led you either to have dismissed Mr. Clavering at once, or to have openly accepted the fate which a union with him would bring. The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green

There are a great many children, apparently grown-up, and largely accepted as critical authorities, who are still of this youthful opinion of mine. My Literary Passions by William Dean Howells

Arnold Bennett The majority of the company accepted and sipped. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

It was evident that Layelah accepted it as a ludicrous jest. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

E. Phillips Oppenheim In the face of her dismissal from Deringham, any assistance which she might have accepted from him would naturally have been open to misapprehension. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

Gustave Flauber These hyperboles were expressed in Latin, and Vitellius accepted them impassively. Herodias by Gustave Flauber

Anthony Trollope Mr. Saul would have been glad to have had the interview over now, feeling that at any future meeting he would have stronger power of assuming the position of an accepted lover than he would do now. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

Arnold Bennett The paper boy accepted him with unreserved fatalism, as Edwin accepted his father. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Sidney Colvin The poet, however, accepted the suggestion, and his editors have respected his decision. Keats by Sidney Colvin [1887]

Henry James She accepted therefore what had to come; she leaned back her head and closed her eyes as her companion had done just before. The Spoils of Poynton by Henry James [1897]

Life is made up, for such a mind, of men, women, and books; Hawthorne accepted all three estates. A Study of Hawthorne by G. P. Lathrop [1876]

Thomas Hardy Though he was a stranger to her she accepted his offer of a seat beside him, ignoring that its motive was a mere tribute to her countenance. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Henry James There is nothing more tiresome than complications at sea, but she accepted without a protest the burden of the young lady’s dependence and allowed her, as Mrs. Mavis said, to hook herself on. The Patagonia by Henry James [1888]

Shortly afterwards Rooksby proposed for the hand of Veronica and was accepted — by my mother. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

George Meredith Vittoria succeeded in repressing all useless signs of grief in the presence of the venerable lady, who herself showed none, but simply recommended her accepted daughter to pray daily. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Henry James He wondered what Madame de Cintre thought of his being accepted, if accepted it was. The American by Henry James [1877]

Anthony Trollope Whether he accepted it I have not yet heard, but I am inclined to think that in this matter he will adhere to his old determination. Dr. Wortle’s school by Anthony Trollope

George Meredith It was of one paragraph, and fired its shot like a cannon with the muzzle at her breast:— ‘MY OWN EMMY—I have been asked in marriage by Mr. Warwick, and have accepted him. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Then a spasm of religious fervour jerked him to his knees as he patronised the Almighty for having accepted a pledge for safe-conduct from death-like solitude. Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield

I accepted with alacrity, and made my preparations, with stores of clothing, food and sweets for distribution. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

In “Every Man in His Humour” there is certainly a caricature of Samuel Daniel, accepted poet of the court, sonneteer, and companion of men of fashion. Ben Jonson by Felix E. Schelling

George Gissing Privately he accepted the theory of organic evolution, reconciling it with a very broad Anglicanism; in his public utterances he touched upon the Darwinian doctrine with a weary disdain. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

Henry James I have come back to my old impression of Miss Vivian.” “Your old impression?” And Miss Vivian’s accepted lover frowned a little. Confidence by Henry James [1879]

Radclyffe Hall The great news that she, Stephen, had been accepted and would go to the front as an ambulance driver. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

I had exhausted my wonder, so I accepted this statement with no more display of surprise than a grim smile. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green

John Kendal would have married Elfrida Bell — what an idyll they would make of life together! — and she, Janet, would have accepted the situation. A Daughter of To-Day by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1894]

Arthur Conan Doyle She was not a married woman, but the medium had accepted her statement that she was. The Land of Mist by Arthur Conan Doyle [1926]

An accepted (I believe) and plausible theory of the origin of language is this. New Words by George Orwell

I accepted him as an appropriate gift, and he regarded me with a blending of reserve, curiosity, and suspicion, as he snoodled beside his demure old mother. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

Leon Trotsky Only one district group on the Volga accepted the challenge, and organized a regiment that was in no way different from the rest. My Life by Leon Trotsky

George Meredith He seemed to feel, if he did not partly hint, that the General might have accepted Lady Camper’s terms. The Case of General Ople and Lady Camper by George Meredith [1877]

R. D. Blackmore Then he told all he knew, to the best of his knowledge, and swore to it when sober, accepted a refresher, and made oath to it again, with some lively particulars added. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Arnold Bennett Hilda’s caprices were accepted in that house like the visitations of heaven. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Wilkie Collins Careful as I have been to keep my record of events within strict limits, I have written at a length which I was far indeed from contemplating when I accepted Mr. Gracedieu’s invitation. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Edward Bellamy These estimates, with a proper margin for security, having been accepted by the general administration, the responsibility of the distributive department ceases until the goods are delivered to it. Looking Backward From 2000 to 1887 by Edward Bellamy

Rudyard Kipling Then is the time to fall back on the books that, neither pretend to be nor are accepted as masterpieces, but books whose tone and temper soothe your trouble for the time being. A Book of Words by Rudyard Kipling [1928]

Marjorie Bowen Lucille Debelleyme accepted without protest or comment her part as Protestant victim of Roman Catholic intrigue. Forget-me-not by Marjorie Bowen [1932]

Robert Louis Stevenson And even this the Master accepted with a steady countenance; what was in his mind, God knows, or perhaps Satan only. The Master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson

Since his brother’s death he had known that this was to be, and had accepted the fact as a matter of course. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Jane Austen Miss Crawford accepted the part very readily; and soon after Miss Bertram’s return from the Parsonage, Mr. Rushworth arrived, and another character was consequently cast. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen [1814]

D. H. Lawrence He waited upon her, and she accepted him. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Olaf Stapledon The disease would soon lead to the stifling of all elements which seemed recalcitrant to the generally accepted culture of the world-society. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Gordon accepted the post, but soon found that his situation was untenable. Eminent Victorians by Lytton Strachey

The apology was accepted with a smile. Gibbon by James Cotter Morison [1878]

Abraham Merri We accepted this as the explanation of the reactions we had experienced, hearing the unfamiliar sounds. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

George Gissing Mrs. Winter, though in theory she accepted the necessity of cheapness, shrank from every practical suggestion declaring it impossible to live in such places as Cecil requested her to look at. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Anthony Trollope That had been all! She had first accepted him, and then rejected him, and then accepted him again; and now she would fain be firm, if firmness were only possible to her. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins I accepted the explanation, but it did not satisfy me. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

Wilkie Collins She accepted the offering as women do — accepted it, easily, gracefully, unfeelingly — accepted it as a matter of course. The Frozen Deep by Wilkie Collins [1874]

Wilkie Collins If you had accepted her for what she was, on the surface, you would have said, Here is the model of a noble woman who is perfectly free from pride. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

Walter Besant Yet a gentleman must not shrink from the duties imposed upon him by his position, and when it became necessary for him to become Knight of the Shire, he accepted the office with courage. Dorothy Forster by Walter Besant [1884]

H. G. Wells A single method of selection, help, honour, and payment, measurement by one general standard cannot, therefore, be accepted as a solution. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

George Meredith The charge of his having plotted to bring it about he accepted with exultation. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Henry James He accepted her laugh, but he kept his way. The Golden Bowl by Henry James [1904]

Her father away, and her mother sick, the little maiden felt lonely, and as a last resource accepted her mother’s commands and went to Frere. He was walking up and down the deck, smoking. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

D. H. Lawrence They accepted shame, and were one with it in their most unlicensed pleasures. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Anthony Trollope So at last he accepted the money, and went daily into the City in order that he might turn it into more. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Frances Hodgson Burnett She was not a nice woman, or a good one, and she had, from her birth, accepted her place in her world with such finality that her desires could not, at any time, have been of an elevated nature. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Henry James Hawthorne accepted the offer and took a hand — I know not how large a one — in the job. Hawthorne by Henry James [1879]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Wolfenden lost his match upon the last hole; nevertheless it was a finely contested game, and when Mr. Sabin proposed a round on the following day, he accepted without hesitation. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

The explanation I had previously given, discredited then, was now accepted without a question. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

Willa Cather She accepted this estate unprotestingly, almost gratefully. Obscure Destinies by Willa Cather [1932]

Bram Stoker The Church, too, accepted her — and her riches — within its sheltering portals. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

Of course we named him the Red Admiral, and he accepted the name with suppressed fury. The Mystery of Choice by Robert W. Chambers [1896]

Benjamin Disraeli She accepted their appearance as a good omen. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

Olaf Stapledon He accepted it — not with reluctance, but with joy. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Joseph had a kindly disposition; and yet it was not without reluctance that he accepted this new responsibility, advertised for a nurse, and purchased a second-hand perambulator. The Wrong Box by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Andrew Lang These men did not undeceive the citizens, who, at least till September 1439, accepted the impostor. The Valet’s Tragedy by Andrew Lang

Helen Zimmern The story could not and did not satisfy Miss Mordecai’s requirements, though she accepted it as an attempt at making amends. Maria Edgeworth by Helen Zimmern

Anthony Trollope It seems to have been accepted as being in no especial way remarkable. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

F. Scott Fitzgerald The Englishman accepted her return with repeated apologies and smiles. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

At all events, we accepted his offer and followed him up a narrow staircase open to very few that night. Initials Only by Anna Katharine Green

Robert Louis Stevenson I accepted the consequences with readiness, and found them far from difficult to bear. The Amateur Emigrant by Robert Louis Stevenson

Arthur Conan Doyle I listened breathlessly for the answer, trusting she would refuse; but to my horror she accepted with alacrity. Our Derby Sweepstakes by Arthur Conan Doyle

She did not understand him, probably never would understand him; yet she accepted him as he was, hardly even protesting against his unreasonableness. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

Anna Katherine Green The look with which Oliver accepted my refusal to go on with the ceremony was one of gratitude, mother. Dark Hollow by Anna Katherine Green

She has but accepted him on the rebound from her trouble with Beaminster. She does not love him and even though she did, could never endure the remoteness of our Cumberland country. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

In bright red, gold, and white, he accepted them as substitutes for the sacred lotus, and prison flowers never flaunted more freely. Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield

Henry James Six months!” She accepted my support and a moment later we had entered the room and approached the bedside, from which the doctor withdrew. A Passionate Pilgrim by Henry James [1871]

H. G. Wells She hated it, but she accepted it bemuse she can never refuse a gift. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

E. Phillips Oppenheim You have been down home, of course?” Mr. Sarson accepted a chair into which he sank a little wearily. The Man Without Nerves by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

M. R. James It would be of no use to slip the paper into these — he would not be safe, or would not feel so, unless in some way it could be proffered by him and accepted by the other. More Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James

G. K. Chesterton The flowers and the trees made no remarks; they stood in rows and allowed him to lecture to them for hours on the fallacies of accepted astronomy. Tales of the Long Bow by G. K. Chesterton [1925]

It accepted the choice; no more preventing him than it prevents a child playing with fire or a fool destroying his love. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

Wilkie Collins He accepted the appointment, and the two supped together, on the understanding that they were henceforth to be friends and nothing more. Memoirs of an Adopted Son by Wilkie Collins [1861]

Wilkie Collins Horace good-humoredly accepted the hint implied in those words. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

The Marquis resented both the manner and matter of his speech, and readily accepted a challenge. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

His sister having in vain tried by signs to stop him, the friend at last cut him short with: “Am I to admire you, Mr. Burton?” And he accepted the reproof. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

Henry Fielding They very readily, therefore, accepted the magistrate’s invitation, and went all together to his house. Amelia by Henry Fielding

Olaf Stapledon Like others, he accepted intellectually the vastness and mystery of the universe, but emotionally he rebelled against it. Collected Stories by Olaf Stapledon

Henry James She accepted every one and everything and asked no questions. Lady Barbarina by Henry James [1884]

Anthony Trollope She accepted his hand in the spirit in which it had been offered, and hoped that his Lordship might yet become a friend of her daughter. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

With what shy joy i accepted my part as hostess, arranged the salver, served the benefactor-guest. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

Anthony Trollope It could hardly be said that Linda assented to this, because she accepted all that was done for her as a child might accept it. Linda Tressel by Anthony Trollope [1868]

She accepted his word as that of a true-hearted lover and a gentleman, and in the end had bitter reason to repent her confidence. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

D. H. Lawrence H’m!” He accepted the explanation without more ado. The Princess by D. H. Lawrence [1925]

Henry James She had had it from me that he and I had talked about her, but there was nothing that she accepted the idea of his having been able to say. The Sacred Fount by Henry James [1901]

Louisa May Alcott I’m as proud as Lucifer, but such favors from such people don’t burden me, and I accepted gratefully. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

Leslie Stephen He had read the fashionable critics of his time, and had accepted their canons as an embodiment of irrefragable reason. Alexander Pope by Leslie Stephen [1880]

Wilkie Collins The time had been when I should have resented it as an insult — I accepted it now as a written release from my engagement. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

She accepted this gratefully and got in beside the elder woman in the back of the car. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

Walter Scott The Emperor, nevertheless, accepted of this coarse tribute. Count Robert of Paris by Walter Scott [1832]

Andrew Lang Ciccu accepted gratefully, but said he must first return home and give the five florins to his brothers. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

H. G. Wells He may suggest employment for himself and have his claim publicly considered, accepted or dismissed. The New World Order by H. G. Wells

His family portraits are to be accepted with the deductions due to the family fever that was the earliest form of his hero-worship. Carlyle by John Nichol [1892]

George Gissing The hanging committee must have accepted it in a moment of strangely lucid liberality. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

George Gissing In my view, the source of all our troubles is found in that commonly accepted duality. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

H.P. Lovecraft For some time I accepted the visions as natural, even though I had never before been an extravagant dreamer. The Shadow Out of Time by H.P. Lovecraft [1935]

Rudyard Kipling In which event a four-pound steeplechase saddle, accepted through sheer shame, offers the very smallest amount of purchase to untrained legs. Letters of Marque by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Rafael Sabatini He accepted Catholic baptism with an almost contemptuous indifference. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

James Hogg I accepted the invitation, being afraid to go to rest lest the commotions of the foregoing night might be renewed, and continued the worship as long as in decency I could. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg [1824]

Olaf Stapledon This policy was in the end accepted by all the peoples of the world, expressing themselves through a special plebiscite. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

Are you English enough to relish tea; or do you faithfully adhere to coffee?’ Moore accepted tea. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

Barnard, on the other hand, accepted the position with what Conway had learned to regard as an habitual good humor. Lost Horizon by James Hilton

Anthony Trollope Captain George Hotspur accepted the offer, and was profuse in his thanks. Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite by Anthony Trollope [1871]

H. G. Wells Over great areas trade moved with but small impediments, and the British still hoped to see their cosmopolitan conception of Free Trade accepted by the whole world. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

As usual, I accepted them implicitly, and it was not till long afterwards that I understood how worthless they were. My Literary Passions by William Dean Howells

George Gissing Without hesitation, he accepted Buckland’s offer, and named the hotel at which the luggage was deposited. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He accepted a chair, but got up again directly. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Arthur Conan Doyle I accepted Stapleton’s invitation, and we turned together down the path. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle [1902]

Anthony Trollope It has been well to allude to this, because in dealing with these orations it is necessary to point out that every word cannot be accepted as having been spoken as we find it printed. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Algernon Blackwood Povey, too, accepted a glass, while saying with a false vehemence, “No, no,” his finger against the rim. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Henry James But on reflection I can enter into it — his having, under the circumstances, accepted Mr. Sloane’s offer and been content to do his duties. A Light Man by Henry James [1869]

Rudyard Kipling These drinks I accepted with gratitude, as also the cigars with which his pockets were stored. American Notes by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

George Gissing Perhaps you would like to walk there a little, before going back to Hollingford?” This was a dismissal, and Dyce accepted it. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

Dolly was not unreasonable and accepted the explanation cheerfully. The Story of Dorothy Grape by Ellen Wood [1881]

Gustave Flauber The old Suffet hesitated for a few minutes between his animosity and his appetite for authority, but he accepted nevertheless. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

Thomas Wolfe But no man ever accepted the irremediable with more quiet unconcern. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

D. H. Lawrence Not yet had he accepted the irrevocable nail me tangere which separates the re-born from the vulgar. The Man Who Died by D. H. Lawrence

H. G. Wells It may be submitted that this statement that Life is a texture of births may be accepted by minds of the most divergent religious and philosophical profession. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

George Meredith Georgiana Ford would have had little claim among the fair saints to be accepted by them as one of their order. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Gatsby’s notoriety, spread about by the hundreds who had accepted his hospitality and so become authorities on his past, had increased all summer until he fell just short of being news. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

No, my friend, let us find what the generally accepted views are, and as fast as we find them set our heels on them. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

Robert Louis Stevenson He had never accepted the conditions of man’s life or his own character; and his inmost thoughts were ever tinged with the Celtic melancholy. Memories and Portraits by Robert Louis Stevenson

Louisa May Alcott Laurie said nothing but as his eye went from one to the other, Amy saw him flush up and fold his lips together as if he read and accepted the little lesson she had given him. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

Anthony Trollope They who were not concerned in the special case, the adjustment that is of Mr. Morris’s rent, accepted his murder with perfect quiescence, as did those who were aggrieved. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Dan accepted the guardianship. Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield

Jules Verne Passepartout had no money, but willingly accepted Fix’s invitation in the hope of returning the obligation at some future time. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne [1873]

He accepted the arm about his shoulder; he put his own arm round her. The Greater Trumps by Charles Williams

She accepted all his attentions as a thing of course. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Edith Wharton There was nothing in it, absolutely nothing, to show that he had ever possessed a spare dollar — or accepted a present. The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton [1922]

George Gissing The cup of tea finished as soon as possible, he left Arthur to the attention of Mrs. Whiffle and her brood, and gladly accepted the curate’s invitation to cross the passage and enter the study. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Maria Edgeworth She accepted the banjore with a smile that enchanted Mr. Vincent; but at this instant they were startled by the sound of a carriage driving rapidly into the park. Belinda. by Maria Edgeworth

Henry Kingsley He evidently knew that he was asked there on trial, and he accepted his position. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

Anthony Trollope When I was appointed private secretary to the First Lord of the Stannaries, I told my friend Whip Vigil that those were the terms on which I accepted office; and Vigil agreed with me. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

Moneys were lent on it, the bill was made payable at two months’ date; it was understood that you accepted it; there could be no risk with such a signature as yours. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

Guy de Maupassant After a good deal of entreaty on my part, Emma accepted my invitation. My Landlady (La Patronne) by Guy de Maupassant [1884]

George Gissing He wished, above all things, that he could have accepted the invitation. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

H. Rider Haggard He accepted this as an omen, and determined that to Madeira he would go. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

Sinclair Lewis At first he had played nimble jester to Paul and for him sought amusements; by the end of the week Paul was nurse, and Babbitt accepted favors with the condescension one always shows a patient nurse. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

H. G. Wells It was a most enticing invitation and I accepted very eagerly. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Jules Verne I accepted our trying lot composedly, always thinking, however, of my dear ones, remembering them every day in my prayers, though never hoping to see them again. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

Andrew Lang I accepted gladly, not knowing that I should have to see him day by day. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Anthony Trollope They were given to the room at large; and the room at large, acknowledging her great pretensions, accepted them as sufficient. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

And of course such terms were impossible to Madame du Deffand. She accepted them — what else could she do? — but every line she wrote was a denial of them. Books and Characters by Lytton Strachey

Anna Katherine Green But I thought our past so completely hidden — our identity so entirely lost under the accepted name of Averill.” “You thought!” He towered over her in his anger. Dark Hollow by Anna Katherine Green