Phrases with "across"

Henry Lawson The milk is covered by soiled sheets of old newspapers supported on sticks laid across the dishes. While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson

Mark Twain The snow drives across the landscape in vast clouds, superb, sublime — and Jean not here to see. What is Man? and other essays by Mark Twain

The other commercial felt in his waistcoat pocket and took out a bent Woodbine. He felt in the other pocket and then leaned across to me. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

Not a living creature was in sight, excepting that far up, across the stream, Sepp and Zimbach were climbing toward the Schinder. “I must go in now. In the Quarter by Robert W. Chambers

William Hope Hodgson And it increased in volume, and strange trumpetings fled across it. The Boats of the “Glen Carrig” by William Hope Hodgson

Arthur Conan Doyle A little further up the road Dawson himself was lying on his face, quite dead, with an empty revolver in his hand, and four sepoys lying across each other in front of him. The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Anthony Trollope Do you understand?” She looked up into his face, and did understand that he was in earnest, and, leaving him, walked slowly across the meadow back to the house alone. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

E. Phillips Oppenheim They looked at one another across the room—the man and the woman—and one understood. The Cafe of Terror by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1925]

Kate Chopin I was just walking diagonally across a big field. The Awakening by Kate Chopin

Anthony Trollope And then it would come to pass that with ropes round their necks the women would be drawing harrows across the fields. North America by Anthony Trollope

The subject was not resumed across the table, but Isbel followed it up with Judge, in a low voice. The Haunted Woman by David Lindsay [1922]

He led them across a dirty farmyard, where they had much ado to pick their steps, and brought them into a cow-house. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

E. Phillips Oppenheim He looked meaningly across his table. The Spy Paramount by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Anthony Trollope She pulled her scarf tighter across her bosom, feeling her own form, and then she leaned forward and kissed herself in the glass. Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope [1865]

Her single spark of light through the half-veiled lantern passed as swiftly as a shooting-star across the plateau. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

Edgar Rice Burroughs With a single sweep of one mighty arm the Englishman was hurled across the room, and then Jane laid a firm white hand upon Tarzan’s wrist, and looked up into his eyes. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

Don’t you worry about me!” As she turned to go across to the door, she drew the black shawl she had put over her long jacket more closely round her. The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

Robert Louis Stevenson He sat now with one knee flung across the other, his arms on his bosom, fitting the swing of the ship with an exquisite balance, such as a featherweight might overthrow. The Master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson

Then fold over the edge of the paste so as to cover the spoonfuls of mixture, and cut across the paste at the bottom of them. Simple Italian Cookery by Antonia Isola

Jules Verne He ran at top speed, entangling himself in the high undergrowth, among those thick brambles and interlacing creepers, across which the guariba passed like a steeplechaser. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne [1881]

H. G. Wells And then star, sun, and moon rushed together across the heavens. The Star by H. G. Wells [1897]

John Galsworthy In youth her cheeks had been of cream and roses, but they were mottled now by middle-age, and again that hard, ugly directness came into her eyes as she dabbed a powder-puff across her forehead. The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

Romantic. Her head against a sunlit sky with a spray of almond blossom across it. To Love and Be Wise by Josephine Tey [1950]

Arthur Conan Doyle Many a drama which I have come across in my wandering life, some as strange and as striking as this one, has lacked the ultimate explanation which you demand. Danger! and other stories by Arthur Conan Doyle [1918]

Rudyard Kipling A hoarse shout answered them across the bare woods. Rewards and Fairies by Rudyard Kipling [1910]

Anthony Trollope Mrs Sturt walked quickly across the road to the cottage door, and went at once to the open window of the sitting-room. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope

Jules Verne The passage of the “Terror” would be invisible, not only in our immediate neighborhood, but probably across all the American territory and even the adjoining seas. The Master of the World by Jules Verne [1904]

Then, under indolent easterly airs, across to Nee Morna, and beneath shady calophyllums, with the harvest moon illuminating the gloomy headland, to spread our rugs. Last Leaves from Dunk Island by E. J. Banfield

I had, with my utmost speed, got about half way across this broad flat, when the rapid tramp of a horse’s hoofs struck upon my ear. The Murdered Cousin by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Frances Hodgson Burnett She slapped it open with her hand and ran across the room to the four-posted bed. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1911]

Arthur Conan Doyle Read it!” He tossed a crumpled letter across to me. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

E. Phillips Oppenheim She was looking across at Slakoff and there was a beautiful smile upon her lips. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

Oscar Wilde Sin is a thing that writes itself across a man’s face. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

He came on it without warning, across a great waste of wet green grass that in summer-time must be starred with flowers. The Singing Sands by Josephine Tey [1952]

Rudyard Kipling Then he told me he was seriously ill with a sudden attack of bronchial pneumonia, and he asked me to run him across to England to see his doctor in town. Debits and Credits by Rudyard Kipling [1926]

Rudyard Kipling I followed the voice of the river through a rickety toy-village, across some rough bottomland, till, crossing a bridge, I found myself among lichened stones, scrub, and the blossoms of spring. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Florence Dixie Besides, as there was no trail of any description across the pampa over which we had that day ridden, it was really no easy matter to hit on the right spot immediately. Across Patagonia by Florence Dixie [1880]

Jules Verne Far away the view exstended across the flat, where cultivated fields had replaced the former forests. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne [1881]

D. H. Lawrence Yesterday I watched broken white masses of cloud sailing across the sky in a fresh strong wind. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

Sir Walter Scott The stem of a young fir-tree lopped of its branches, with a piece of wood tied across near the top, was planted upright by the door, as a rude emblem of the holy cross. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott [1820]

Edith Wharton She was roused from her musings by the approach of her cousin Jack Stepney who, at Gwen Van Osburgh’s side, was returning across the garden from the tennis court. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

At once a curtain of vapour rushed across the face of the moon, and again the graveyard was buried in darkness. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

Virginia Woolf She fell back in her chair, with tremendous beats of the heart, each of which sent black waves across her eyes. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

She had never seen it yet she knew — O very well she knew it, and the figure that was coming towards her across it from far away, a tiny figure, so distant was it, but human. The Place of the Lion by Charles Williams [1931]

Margaret Oliphant It was but a few minutes across the cold white glittering strait that lay between the isle and the mainland. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

Thomas Hardy Hullo! what are you looking across there for?’ ‘Only at a bird that I saw fly out of that tree,’ said Anne. ‘What? Only at a bird, do you say?’ he heaved out in a voice of thunder. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy [1879]

Robert Louis Stevenson It required a certain happiness of disposition to look forward hopefully, from so dismal a beginning, across the brief hours of night, to the warm shining of to-morrow’s sun. The Silverado Squatters by Robert Louis Stevenson

Charles Kingsley On the first hint of disease, pack up your traps and your good lady, and go and live in the watch-house across the river. Two Years Ago by Charles Kingsley

Thomas Hardy On reaching it, she turned, and pulling off her wedding-ring, flung it across the booth in the hay-trusser’s face. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

Arthur Conan Doyle Clinging and clutching, I was dragged across the whole front of the cage, until at last, with aching wrists and lacerated fingers, I gave up the hopeless struggle. Tales of Terror and Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle [1923]

The Prologue, with his trumpet, ran hastily across the stage to the trees which formed the background. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

Bram Stoker He looked down from his howdah and saw that the elephant had stepped across the body of a snake which was dragging itself through the jungle. The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker [1911]

Arthur Conan Doyle Two miners lay across each other in front of him, but at the feet of Sir Gervas Jerome no fewer than four bodies were piled together. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

Andrew Lang There was no time to call back the whales, so, holding the net tight in his mouth, he wished himself across the river. The Brown Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Jules Verne When every one was asleep, Hobson and Long crept cautiously across the large room and gained the passage, where they found Mrs Barnett, who wished to press their hands once more. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

George Gissing The stream he had in view ran across the lane; he made his way into the field, lay down, and drank at a convenient spot. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

Marjorie Bowen There was a long red streak down the bosom of her white bodice, her eyes were fixed and her jaw dropped; across her knee was a knife stained with marks like rust. The Folding Doors by Marjorie Bowen

A ray of the sun came slanting into the library, passing right across the face of Sir Geoffry Chavasse. The face had an older expression on it than his thirty years would justify. A Tale of Sin by Ellen Wood [1870]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Thence, the sturdy Roman matron led the sculptor across a narrow passage, and threw open the door of a small chamber, on the threshold of which he reverently paused. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

Wilkie Collins He tore it in two, and threw it back at me across the table. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Much snow had already fallen, and by the time I entered upon the road across the mountains, the way was not only dark, but slippery for my horse. All-Saints' Eve by Amelia B. Edwards

Henriques was after the rubies, and it was his interest to get Laputa across the river before the attack began. Prester John by John Buchan

H. G. Wells I heard the crack of Moreau’s pistol, and saw the pink flash dart across the tumult. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells [1896]

Kate Chopin La Folle drew a long, deep breath as she gazed across the country. Short stories by Kate Chopin

James Joyce The first tenor bent his head and began to count the links of the gold chain which was extended across his waist, smiling and humming random notes to observe the effect on the frontal sinus. Dubliners by James Joyce

George Meredith They saw it as a shore-bank in grey outline across morning mist. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

Leon Trotsky This fine young woman flashed across the revolutionary sky like a burning meteor, blinding many. My Life by Leon Trotsky

So he walked slowly across the green to where the booth stood wherein was dancing, and standing at the door he looked in on the sport. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood. by Written and illustrated by Howard Pyle

But when the bust was done, and I had despatched it across the Atlantic, I could never so much as learn of its arrival. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Rudyard Kipling A policeman — turbanless and fast asleep — lies across the road on the way to the Mosque of Wazir Khan. A bar of moonlight falls across the forehead and eyes of the sleeper, but he never stirs. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

D. H. Lawrence Constance, for her part, had hurried across the park, home, almost without thinking. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

Great clouds soared up over the horizon and swept in shrieking squalls across the sky. To Love and Be Wise by Josephine Tey [1950]

Wilkie Collins I entered it, and found myself face to face with the Count. He was still in his evening dress, except his coat, which he had thrown across a chair. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Virginia Woolf It lamented: Dispersed are we, as they streamed, spotting the grass with colour, across the lawns, and down the paths: Dispersed are we. Between the Acts by Virginia Woolf [1941]

Sinclair Lewis They ran up an alley, across a courtyard. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

Anthony Trollope If it comes to that, I will die, George;” and rising from her chair, she walked across the room, and took him sharply by the arm. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

So I set off at a sharp walk across squelchy fields, till I struck a road where the ditches had overflowed so as almost to meet in the middle. Greenmantle by John Buchan

Anthony Trollope Then Nina Balatka had come across his path. Nina Balatka by Anthony Trollope

Thomas Hardy Their path to the front led them close to a little side window, whence the rays of candles streamed across the shrubs. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Look how it is snowing!” And she would walk seven versts, by the roads, or across the snowy fields. My Childhood by Maksim Gorky

Virginia Woolf Tinned beef is cold eating, though; and salt water spoils biscuits; and the waves tumble and lollop much the same hour after hour — tumble and lollop all across the horizon. Jacob’s Room by Virginia Woolf [1920]

Rudyard Kipling The brute cracked his nostrils, and switched his flag abroad, and romped across the plain, while his rider dropped one hand and sat still, swaying lightly from the hips. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

It’s a smart run from here across the common. The Wyvern Mystery by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Arthur Morrison But Grandfather Nat was wholly undisturbed; he counted over the money calmly, and pushed it across the little table. The Hole in the Wall by Arthur Morrison

Algernon Blackwood I saw a shadow slip across the casement window on the upper floor. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

Henry James A second young lady presently came out of the house, across the piazza, descended into the garden and approached the young girl of whom I have spoken. The Europeans by Henry James [1878]

Rudyard Kipling They are larger gardens than Shalimar here’— he pointed with his chin up the lines —‘or Shahdera across the river. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

He saw her stealing bare-footed across a verandah with great, clear, wide-open, eager eyes to look at a brig — that brig. Freya of the Seven Isles by Joseph Conrad [1911]

John Lewis Burckhard The water for my use on the road was to be contained in two small skins slung across the saddle of the ass. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

Virginia Woolf They passed each other gasping on deck; they shouted across tables. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

H. G. Wells Then I saw him making off, with a halting gait, across the scorching rocks some thirty yards away, but I could not get my gun into a comfortable position before he was out of sight behind a ridge. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

Charles Kingsley I trust that you will carry back across the Atlantic a good report of a spot all but unknown, I fear, to your compatriots. Two Years Ago by Charles Kingsley

H. G. Wells For a time the wanderer stopped and stood still, and even the thin whistle died away from his lips as he watched a water vole run to and fro upon a little headland across the stream. The History of Mr. Polly by H. G. Wells [1910]

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch Almost at the end, a parallelogram of light fell across it from an open door. The Two Householders by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch [1893]

Guy de Maupassan Padoie rose from his seat, held out his hand across the table littered with papers, murmured, “Take a chair. The Wrong House by Guy de Maupassan

Willa Cather The old mother spoke, fixing her shining little eyes upon Thea across the table. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

When I came upon him, he was thrusting with his left hand across his own body — a vicious thrust and with his left hand. The Circular Study by Anna Katharine Green

Jack London I waved my hand back and forth, of course without effect; but when the moving shadow fell across his face I saw at once that he was susceptible to the impression. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

E. F. Benson Broad, tranquil! A dyke and a bank just across the road, keeping back the high tides in the river. Mapp and Lucia by E. F. Benson [1931]

It was only a question of getting them across the street. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

Anthony Hope Now he walked suddenly across to Bauer, and spoke to him in his natural voice, at the same time removing the scarf partly, but not altogether, from his face. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

Henry James In the quick light of it she liked him afresh; it was as if their friendship put down on the spot a firm foot that was the result of a single stride across the chasm of time. The Other House by Henry James [1896]

Marburning was carried on Nabbari’s shoulders or across her back when his lameness became acute, and the dingo puppy hunted game, and was taught by Nabbari to share his kill. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

It was clear that an immediate advance was necessary; the river route was out of the question; a swift dash across the desert was the only possible expedient after all. Eminent Victorians by Lytton Strachey

Theodore Dreiser The train was speeding with steady grace across the fields and through patches of wood. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Olaf Stapledon The spirit of Man, looking back across two millennia, and more, to the few centuries of his great venture with the prophets, sighed and smiled. Death into Life by Olaf Stapledon

It seemed as if he could hear a step passing across it, a step that, instead of pressing the ground, weighed heavily upon his heart. Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

For she was honest — and there, across the table, sat poor old Nelson (or Nielsen) staring at her, round-eyed and so pathetically comic in his fierce aspect as to touch the most lightsome heart. Freya of the Seven Isles by Joseph Conrad [1911]

Henry James I saw Mrs. Brissenden, in another frock, naturally, and other jewels from those of the evening before; but she gave me, across the board, no more of a look than if she had quite done with me. The Sacred Fount by Henry James [1901]

Arthur Conan Doyle Lying across his chest was a curious weapon, a shotgun with the barrel sawed off a foot in front of the triggers. The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle [1914]

Robert Louis Stevenson It is vastly different to awake in Gretz, to go down the green inn-garden, to find the river streaming through the bridge, and to see the dawn begin across the poplared level. Collected Essays by Robert Louis Stevenson

H. G. Wells No — not drowsiness, would God it were! It is like a shadow, a deep shadow falling suddenly and swiftly across something busy. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

William Hope Hodgson And there I, a fragile flake of soul-dust, flickered silently across the void, from the distant blue, into the expanse of the unknown. The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson

H. G. Wells I started down the drive towards the rectory and then vaulted the railings by the paddock and struck across beyond the mere. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

H. G. Wells He took the “lines,” written painfully over three pages of exercise book, and obliterated them with a huge G.E.L., scrawled monstrously across each page. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

Anthony Hope He had not been killed then! I regained strength, and darted across towards the inside room. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

Arthur Conan Doyle As I did so, as quick as a flash there shot out a long tentacle from this mass of floating blubber, and it fell as light and sinuous as a whip-lash across the front of my machine. Danger! and other stories by Arthur Conan Doyle [1918]

Anthony Trollope His face had been covered with perspiration ever since Crosbie had come across him, and his limbs had hardly been under his own command. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

Charles Dickens Such as had not arms we should arm across the Plains, for the general protection and defence. The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens [1860]

Baldwin Spencer They put their two snake skins in the one net and then followed up the tracks of the snake that they could clearly see going across the plain. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

George Meredith Luigi acted the caution of one who stepped blindfolded across hot iron plates. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

H. G. Wells Then we changed our course and sailed right across them, and by morning only her smoke was showing. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

He snatched javelin, sharp and hard, the which had been hurled at him by a Hun, and cast it with might across the court, far over the folk. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

Rudyard Kipling But once, I sent my army against him when his excuses became wearisome: of their heads he brake three across the top with a stick. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Elizabeth Gaskell So the cards were flung across the table — on the floor — anywhere. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

Anthony Trollope I have not unfrequently come across these in my rambles, and in Virginia I have encountered small, unpretending gravestones under a shady elm, dated as lately as eight or ten years back. North America by Anthony Trollope

So colossal was it that it gripped herself, and she glanced dreadfully across her shoulder. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

E. F. Benson Besides, if Lucia is really waking up, I shall take some duets across this evening, and I must have a go at some of them. Mapp and Lucia by E. F. Benson [1931]

Wilkie Collins Thrown across the counterpane lay the nightgown he had worn. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

She had come across the room towards us, unobserved by me, at any rate. Milly Darrell by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1873]

Algernon Blackwood And Mrs. LeVallon turned and looked at me across the room. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

As soon as it got dark he proposed to go across and find out all about it and bring us the news. My Life and Loves by Frank Harris

George Gissing What did this mean? It at once flashed across Lydia’s mind that there might be some connection between this and Thyrza’s strange disorder. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

G. K. Chesterton And now let us go and talk to M. Louis.” He stood up before the astonished official, who had no apparent alternative but to follow him as he passed swiftly across the café. The Paradoxes of Mr. Pond by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

Rudyard Kipling She leaned confidently across the counter. Traffics and Discoveries by Rudyard Kipling [1904]

H. G. Wells Blotches of green and crimson drifted across my eyes. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells [1896]

Well —’ And he went on in a lower key, still looking full front at the church-door, and a quick glance now and then upon Irons, across the communion-table. The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

E. F. Benson We’re being Merrie England. Capital!’ Lucia walked by the side of the procession across the green, beating time with her parasol, full of encouragement and enthusiasm. Mapp and Lucia by E. F. Benson [1931]

The light of the moon remained fitful, and every now and then small clouds drifted across its face and plunged the whole place into semi-darkness. Gentlemen of Crime by Arthur Gask [1932]

Anthony Trollope And then the vessel labored across the flood, going sideways, and hardly keeping her own against the stream. North America by Anthony Trollope

Anna Katherine Green He gathered up these rods singly and in distant places and set them up across the alcove in my room. Dark Hollow by Anna Katherine Green

Walter Besant A most sinister and evil-looking villain he was, with a great scar across his face; but he bowed, and tried to smile and to look loyal and faithful. Dorothy Forster by Walter Besant [1884]

D. H. Lawrence He lay staring across at the wall opposite, as if trying to believe Morel was not there. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Rudyard Kipling He pointed dramatically across the street many times and fell back, tears running down his face. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

Guy de Maupassan She did not stop once to take breath, but rushed on across wood and plain without knowing or thinking of what she was doing. Une Vie (A Woman’s Life) by Guy de Maupassan

F. Scott Fitzgerald Rags watched them curiously for a moment, then she resumed her scrutiny of the table across the floor. All the Sad Young Men by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1926]

H. G. Wells One of the bedroom windows was open, and the customary short blind, with its brass upper rail partly unfastened, drooped obliquely across the vacant space. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

Sinclair Lewis Breakfast at dawn — across the border!” he tried on Sissy. “Breakfast!” she said bitterly. It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis

D. H. Lawrence He set off walking straight across the fields towards Beldover. It was so dark, nobody could ever see him. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Had he possessed the spirit of the first Montezuma, he would have called his guards around him, and left his life-blood on the threshold, sooner than have been dragged a dishonoured captive across it. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Edith Wharton Marvell, sitting upright, reached lazily across the grass for his hat. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

Di looked out across the rain-trodden sea. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

And then my thoughts strayed across the hills to the scene of our coming triumph where the heroic and noble Don Rafael awaited our coming to set a new and shining star in the firmament of nations. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

Guy de Maupassant Then one of the women rose up, and came across to him. Old Amable (Père Amable) by Guy de Maupassant [1886]

Anthony Hope I wore a silver helmet with gilt ornaments, and the broad ribbon of the Rose looked well across my chest. The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope

John Galsworthy Michael had never heard Fleur cry, and to see her, flung down across the bed, smothering her sobs in the quilt, gave him a feeling akin to panic. The Silver Spoon by John Galsworthy

Arthur Conan Doyle The sewing-machine, of the hand type, leaves a similar mark, but only on the left arm, and on the side of it farthest from the thumb, instead of being right across the broadest part, as this was. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Arthur Conan Doyle The shadow of a squat figure had stolen across the patch of sunlight. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

Once across the barriers these two knew neither fatigue nor fear. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

William Hope Hodgson Then a quick flash spat out across the shadows, followed immediately by a sharp, ringing crack. The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson

Elizabeth Gaskell To his surprise, the reply she made was in a series of smart strokes across his shoulders, administered through the medium of a supple hazel-switch. Half a Life-time Ago by Elizabeth Gaskell [1855]

H. G. Wells He caught up a proof beside him and tossed it across the table. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Virginia Woolf Now one of the vases was upset, and a stream of water flowed across the carpet. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

Joseph Furphy It would fetch the beggar across any river on this continent. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

To my eye the snow and the black walls were more like a white dress with black piping running across it. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell [1937]

Edith Wharton Where would the great craft land? It had been reviewed from one end of the continent to the other, and from across the seas other reviews were pouring in. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

Rudyard Kipling Torn branches drooping across the driveway, with here and there a scorched patch of undergrowth, explained the reason of their modesty. France at War by Rudyard Kipling [1915]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu He spied a small dome-shaped black beetle stumbling through the dust and pebbles, across it. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]

H. G. Wells Did it mean —? What could it mean? Almost certainly it was some sort of fire, near or remote, but he could not even tell whether it was smoke or cloud drift that streamed across the sky. The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth by H. G. Wells [1904]

E. Phillips Oppenheim And all the time, as he sat and looked into her face across the flower-laden table, Pryde was conscious of the most extraordinary mixture of revulsion and sentiment which he had ever known. The Amazing Partnership by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1914]

Arthur Conan Doyle A walk of half a mile or so across a wind-swept heath, all gold and bronze with the fading ferns, brought us to a side-gate opening into the grounds of the Thor Place estate. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

You know the back way to The Knoll — across the fields to the little door in the kitchen-garden. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

H. G. Wells And after they went away I got off towards Walton across the fields. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells [1898]

Rudyard Kipling They have forgotten me across the water by this time. The Light That Failed by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Charles Kingsley No one need know me; and if they do, they need not be ashamed of me, I trust — ashamed that a poet has risen up among them, to speak words which have been heard across the globe. Two Years Ago by Charles Kingsley

Thus he pursued science, across her appointed boundaries, into the land of perplexity and shadow. The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1834]

Mary Webb Reddin got up and went across to him. Gone to Earth by Mary Webb [1917]

Algernon Blackwood At Charing Cross, for instance, for a brief moment only, “N.H.” had peered across his shoulder, then withdrawn again. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

It might well be that the police were even ignorant of the tragedy awaiting them across the threshold of the door they seemed intent on battering down. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

Andrew Lang In XII. 422 we have “a common field,” and men measuring a strip and quarrelling about the marking-stones, across the “baulk,” but it does not follow that they are owners; they may be tenants. Homer and His Age by Andrew Lang

E. F. Benson But, intrepid to the marrow of her bones, she walked across the street to where a similar intrepidity was standing. Lucia's Progress by E. F. Benson [1935]

G. K. Chesterton And, since we alone went across to him,” and he smiled in a rather ugly fashion, “the crime must have been committed by a man passing in a boat. The Man Who Knew Too Much by G. K. Chesterton

G. K. Chesterton A drift of barren leaves across the lawn, a drift of riven clouds across the sky, seemed to be lifted on the same strong and yet laborious wind. Manalive by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

Algernon Blackwood White moths flitted here and there like silent thoughts across his path, and a hundred smells greeted him from the forest caverns across the years. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

Jack London We encountered it well up to the forty-fourth parallel, in a raw and stormy sea across which the wind harried the fog-banks in eternal flight. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

Rudyard Kipling Ye should have slain at the beginning when the men from across the water had taught our folk nothing. The Day’s Work by Rudyard Kipling [1898]

The sun had set behind the long line of the Hulver woods, and there was a flight of homing rooks across the amber sky. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

Algernon Blackwood And across the room he saw suddenly Paul Devonham just inside the door, returned from his inspection. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Steele Rudd The horse was hitched to the butt end, and a batten nailed across the prongs kept the cask from slipping off going uphill. On Our Selection by Steele Rudd

E. Phillips Oppenheim Dan. Grant tore the note thoughtfully across and put through a long distance call to Washington. Then he threw himself wearily into an easy-chair. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

George Eliot When, for the second time that day, Tito was hastening across the Ponte Rubaconte, the thought of Tessa caused no perceptible diminution of his happiness. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

Virginia Woolf He looked tall, impressive and solitary standing there alone, while the searchlights wheeled across the sky. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Every now and then a star shot across the sky. The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1920]

The thing with a red gun-flash across a night-green cover was Oscar Oakley’s latest. The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

Edith Wharton The early sunset was slanting across the park. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

Anthony Trollope After that the visit was soon brought to an end, and the three ladies from the rectory returned across the park to their house. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

Charles Dickens He presently appeared at a door in the bottom of the turret, and coming across the garden-walk, unlocked the gate and let them in. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

H. Rider Haggard Looking up presently, her eyes still blurred with tears, she saw Leonard and the dwarf laboriously pushing two heavy stones across the snow towards her. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

Rudyard Kipling Here is the sort of argument that a Foochow man, himself a very heavy buyer, flung at me across the table. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

D. H. Lawrence It was the clean modelling of his dark, other-world face that decided her — for it sent the deep spasm across her. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence