Phrases with "after"

What on earth has he done with himself?” “He’s gone to pay a call,” suggested the maid, after a moment of silence. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

Mark Twain Like Aunt Becky and Mrs. Clemens, they can now see that Mark was hardly appreciated when he lived here and that the things he did as a boy and was whipped for doing were not all bad, after all. Is Shakespeare Dead? by Mark Twain

Frances Hodgson Burnett No one must see the chair-carriage and Dickon and Mary after they turned a certain corner of the shrubbery and entered upon the walk outside the ivied walls. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1911]

Robert Louis Stevenson Her own sister, she told me, had seduced her husband from her after many years of married life, and the pair had fled, leaving her destitute, with the little girl upon her hands. Essays of Travel by Robert Louis Stevenson

George Gissing Hilliard travelled back by the Great Western, after waiting about an hour; he had for companions half-a-dozen beer-muddled lads, who roared hymns and costers’ catches impartially. Eve's Ransom by George Gissing [1894]

Willa Cather I like to tell Polly she and Rudolph can have the car every Saturday night till after New Year’s, if it’s all right with you boys. Obscure Destinies by Willa Cather [1932]

G. K. Chesterton He was shown into the great man’s study and after a few sentences succeeded in recalling himself and receiving a mildly benevolent recognition. Four Faultless Felons by G. K. Chesterton [1930]

Wilkie Collins Young Duparc, on the contrary, declared that his grandfather first felt ill at nine o’clock —-exactly two hours after he had partaken of his morning meal. The Poisoned Meal by Wilkie Collins [1858]

He drew in a deep breath and thought after thought began avalanching through him. The Vengeance of Larose by Arthur Gask [1939]

The truth is, after the essays and notes in The Arabian Nights, there was nothing more to say. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

When I got two months’ leave I invited myself there as a matter of course, fully expecting to stay most of my time with them, but I made an excuse to get away after a week. Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah [1914]

Then, after a conference with my brigadiers, I went back to my headquarters, too tired to feel either satisfaction or anxiety. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Edith Wharton Perhaps he had misunderstood Madame Olenska — perhaps she had not invited him after all. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton [1920]

H. Rider Haggard One, Nyleptha, was a woman of dazzling fairness; her right arm and breast bare, after the custom of her people, showed like snow even against her white and gold-embroidered ‘kaf’, or toga. Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard

Soon after these he saw two other patients, both on the same day, with the same disease. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

Charles Dickens However many they were, or however few they were, the last time he paid me that compliment was immediately after he had presented me with a digestive dinner-pill stuck on the point of a pin. A House to Let by Charles Dickens [1858]

D. H. Lawrence But after all, why not? She exulted as well. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

I remember my fast interview with him after dad had — to me almost incrediblypersuaded him into alliance. Serapion by Francis Stevens

D.H. Lawrence He had come to tea late, after the others had left the table. The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Of course, if they had been merely after plunder they would at least have made some attempt to search for it. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

M. P. Shiel If you not see him, what make you so late—long after midnight?” “Me tell you me meet Prince Dzinikulu!” Pause. “Come on, kiss me. Children of the Wind by M. P. Shiel [1923]

Sarah Orne Jewett IT WAS A long time after this; an hour was very long in that coast town where nothing stole away the shortest minute. The Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett [1896]

Thomas Paine Conquest may be effected under the pretence of friendship; and ourselves, after a long and brave resistance, be at last cheated into slavery. Common Sense by Thomas Paine [1776]

Anthony Hope I remember well how she was when she called me into her own room, a few hours after she had left the king. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

George Meredith Our hands are joined: one leap! Do you not see that after . Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Robert Louis Stevenson Night after night serenaders would be going about the street, sometimes in a company and with several instruments and voice together, sometimes severally, each guitar before a different window. Collected Essays by Robert Louis Stevenson

He lingered over his meal and did not arrive home until after half-past nine. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

Anatole France Yesterday, after you had gone, I found her alone and sad in a corner of the drawing-room. The Red Lily by Anatole France [1894]

George Gissing It was not an artistic impulse only that had brought Mallard to Italy, after three years of work under northern skies. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

Anthony Trollope If after this the Doctor chose to refuse to take his boys back again, he would have, he acknowledged, no ground for offence. Dr. Wortle’s school by Anthony Trollope

Frances Hodgson Burnett But after a year or so—behind another door I had shut the child. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

John Ruskin So, after a month or two, Gluck grew tired and made up his mind to go and try his fortune with the Golden River. “The little king looked very kind,” thought he. The King of the Golden River by John Ruskin [1841]

Virginia Woolf One could almost do without dinner after such a luncheon. A room of one’s own by Virginia Woolf [1929]

Petrarch passed a whole night in composing a letter to the Genoese, in which he exhorted them, after the example of the Romans, never to despair of the republic. The Life of Petrarch by Thomas Campbell

Jack London He had had men die after several hours in the jacket. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

Thomas Hardy If there had been a rope-ladder, and he had run after us with pistols, it would have seemed different, and I may have acted otherwise. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

Rudyard Kipling And you’ve been doing this day after day?” The voice was almost lost. The Day’s Work by Rudyard Kipling [1898]

Jack London Year by year, and decade after decade, rural England pours in a flood of vigorous strong life, that not only does not renew itself, but perishes by the third generation. The People of the Abyss by Jack London [1903]

D. H. Lawrence At evening she would go up to change, after he came home. The Blue Moccasins by D. H. Lawrence [1928]

Soon after he shut himself entirely up; it was understood that he had resigned himself to melancholy; and at length the prevailing notion was, that Toad-in-the-hole had hanged himself. Murder considered as one of the Fine Arts by Thomas de Quincey [1827]

Olaf Stapledon World after world, battling with increasing economic difficulties, was forced to reduce its population below the numbers needed for the functioning of its own communal mentality. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Edith Wharton Mrs. Lethbury imparted the news to her husband one evening after their daughter had gone to bed. The Descent of Man and other stories by Edith Wharton [1903]

George MacDonald Mine reared, shivering and wild-eyed, went about, and thundered blindly down the dark hall, with the little horses after him. Lilith by George MacDonald

I need not, after this, tell you how agreeably time slides away with me; you know as well as I do the taste of, Your’s, &c. Letters from Turkey by Mary Wortley Montagu [1725]

This devil of a fellow frightens one even after death. Chicot the Jester by Alexandre Dumas

H. G. Wells The motherly person, after a brief astonishment at this unusual emotion, changed suddenly into a creature of hope and comfort, and so won Elizabeth’s gratitude for life. A Story of the Days To Come by H. G. Wells [1897]

And after that was attended to, she drew up a chair to the rickety table, and told her fortune with an old deck of cards. The Four Million by O. Henry [1906]

Andrew Lang We side with the poor hunters of the wild game, who hang over the fourpenny stalls on the quais, and dive into the dusty boxes after literary pearls. Books and Bookmen by Andrew Lang

D. H. Lawrence And after all, Woodhouse wasn’t fifty miles away. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

Sinclair Lewis He saw Jinny snatch it away, but not too swiftly, after what seemed to be a laughing debate. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

H. G. Wells And there was an extraordinary mental resistance to discovery and invention for at least a hundred years after the scientific revolution had begun. The World Set Free by H. G. Wells [1914]

It was not so very late, after all! She suddenly determined to leave this sinister-looking room for an hour—aye, and even dare so far as to have a good tea in a clean tea-shop. What Really Happened by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1926]

M. P. Shiel When they could bear it no longer, they must have finally opened the door, hoping that by then, after the passage of many days perhaps, the outer air would be harmless, and so met their death. The Purple Cloud by M. P. Shiel [1901]

It is astonishing that deer should be so little afraid of man as they are, after having been objects of chase for probably thousands of years. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

Andrew Lang Prince Curlicue was delighted; he opened one after another, until at last he came to one tiny drawer which contained only an emerald key. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

What a lot of bother everyone was making! after all, there were other things in the world. Many Dimensions by Charles Williams [1931]

After all the attention I had received from our fellow-travellers, after Miss Maybourne’s gracious behaviour towards me, it will be readily imagined how much I dreaded the chance of exposure. The Lust of Hate by Guy Boothby [1898]

Anna Katherine Green Sooner or later we shall find her if she does not come forward herself after reading the evening papers. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

Daniel Defoe I came away for England in the month of August, after I had been eight years in that country; and now a new scene of misfortunes attended me, which perhaps few women have gone through the life of. The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe [1683]

Sure,” he went on after a moment, when he had lighted up, “but I’ve always been darned lucky in my life, and lucky, perhaps, because I’ve always been prepared. Gentlemen of Crime by Arthur Gask [1932]

Ford Madox Ford He had shaved that morning at six-thirty: five minutes after the draft had got off. No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

Edith Wharton The longing to be with people to whom she could tell her news made her decide, after all, to live out her day as she had originally planned it. The Mother’s Recompense by Edith Wharton [1925]

Arthur Conan Doyle Queer that nobody got thinking after that! I did — but, then, I had been thinking for a good long time. Danger! and other stories by Arthur Conan Doyle [1918]

Rafael Sabatini That harvest the unsuspecting Casanova returned to gather, after an absence of six weeks. Casanova’s Alibi by Rafael Sabatini

John Bunyan Besides, his desire after that benefice makes him more studious, a more zealous Preacher, &c. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan [1675]

Andrew Lang So she returned to the castle, and all Arthur’s men went after her, and entered the hall. The Lilac Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Suppose this person had been smoking in bed?” “Well, that is a dangerous habit; but, after all, it would be only guess-work in this case. Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

Tobias Smolle The boat was already hoisted out, and we went on board of it, after I had paid the captain and gratified his crew. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

We were staying at Crabb Cot. I had gone to bed at half-past nine, dead tired after a day’s fishing. Crabb Ravine by Ellen Wood [1869]

Sam laughed at that, and ran after them himself. Lady Jenkins by Ellen Wood [1879]

Elizabeth Gaskell I only saw her paleness after we had returned to the farm, and she had subsided into silence and quiet. Cousin Phillis by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

E. T. A. Hoffmann Nobody stopped him; the guards, as if stupefied by the terrible thing that had just taken place, only stared after him. The Doge and Dogess by E. T. A. Hoffmann

Edith Wharton Archer, after the first act, had detached himself from the party and made his way to the back of the club box. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton [1920]

No one, not even myself, could keep her back after she had heard that a murder had been committed in the town. Agatha Webb by Anna Katharine Green

Edgar Allan Poe The spring was of great power, compared with its dimensions, being capable of raising 45 pounds upon a barrel of 4 inches diameter, after the first turn, and gradually increasing as it was wound up. Tales of Science by Edgar Allan Poe

It was just after Ozias had been to ask him whether he would take some coffee, and got sent away with a flea in his ear. Verena Fontaine’s Rebellion by Ellen Wood [1880]

Ivan Turgenev I took to sauntering round the neighbourhood with my Trésor: sometimes one would hit a hare (and didn’t he go after that hare, upon my soul), sometimes a quail, or a duck. The Dog by Ivan Turgenev

F. Scott Fitzgerald And after another week he found that he no longer grieved over losing Imogene. Meeting her, he saw only the familiar little girl he had always known. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

David Hume The matter, I think, may be accounted for after the following manner. An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding by David Hume

Rudyard Kipling So, after supper, we went over the affair in detail, till all hours. Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

Nathaniel Hawthorne The dose was so very minute! and he had never been sensible of any remarkable effect on taking it, after all. The Dolliver Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1876]

Soon after I had set up an office, I had a trifling experience which may serve to point a moral in this direction. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

Sinclair Lewis He paddled to the upper hall and, after she should have been asleep, heard her softly thumping about her room. The Prodigal Parents by Sinclair Lewis

In this country people gather together, like mosquitoes after a wisp of lighted straw, on the slenderest pretext, to follow and to watch, and to chatter. Signa by Ouida

George Gissing I see myself, after a long day of work and loneliness, setting forth from my lodging. The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft by George Gissing [1902]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I have not been so well looked after for a long time. The Strange Boarders of Palace Crescent by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Anthony Trollope She thought that she would know how to be the master; but this would be an after consideration, and one as to which she need not at present pay especial attention. Kept in the Dark by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Rudyard Kipling This he said in the gymnasium after prayers. Stalky & Co. by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

There were several of the yellow-breasted trogon (T. melanocephalus) sitting amongst the branches, and now and then darting off after insects. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

Willa Cather She wanted awfully to see him again, but Fate came knocking at her door after he had left her. Youth and the Bright Medusa by Willa Cather [1920]

Marjorie Bowen No, she was there, after all, as a dependant in a false position. Forget-me-not by Marjorie Bowen [1932]

Anthony Trollope The details of his work after the first month would have been inexpressibly wearisome to him. Thackeray by Anthony Trollope [1879]

H. G. Wells Still we were at most eight or nine miles from the main expedition, and no doubt, after a day or so, they would send up after us if we did not return. The Stolen Bacillus and other incidents by H. G. Wells [1895]

They were due to arrive shortly after lunch, and Francesca had left a note of apology, pleading an urgent engagement elsewhere. The Unbearable Bassington by Saki

But Dominic answered half in scorn that I was not of the sort that runs after that kind of luck. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

At length, after a considerable pause, Arbaces thus spoke: ‘Glaucus, we have been enemies. The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1834]

That this medal had often acted as a preservative to Burton she was in after life thoroughly convinced. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

Edith Wharton He met Mornway’s refusal with civility, but remarked after a moment: “I hadn’t expected this, Governor. Mrs. Mornway led me to think that something might be arranged. The Hermit and the Wild Woman and other stories by Edith Wharton [1908]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Proceed.” “Where did you disappear to after that first shot?” Berati chuckled. The Spy Paramount by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Tod rushed off, and I after him. The Key of the Church by Ellen Wood [1875]

He happened to come across the album at his sister’s, and, after inserting his poetry, took the book to Pongerville’s house without finding him at home. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

D. H. Lawrence Gudrun remained staring after them, with a mask-like defiant face. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Virginia Woolf But he had been very generous; very kind; he had looked after her all the time. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

There is no portion of Hawthorne’s life concerning which we know less than the four years after his return from England to his native land. The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns [1906]

Rudyard Kipling Inquiries brought word that it was but natural reaction, after strain, which, for the moment, took the form of nervous dyspepsia, and he would be glad to see Manallace at any time. Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

Rudyard Kipling The effect in silhouette was immense A company of China tea-merchants were gathered in the smoking-room after dinner, and by consequence talked their own ‘shop’ which was interesting. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

He took it off and stuffed it into his vest pocket, after the manner of man. The Four Million by O. Henry [1906]

George Gissing Well, Mr. Tadworth was very kind, and, after a little questioning, promised to send me out to Odessa in some capacity or other, still to be determined. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

It could only have been discovered, even at your showing, after her death, not in time to save her. Featherston’s Story by Ellen Wood [1889]

She sat beside him with never a word or sigh or whisper of breathing; and dream after dream swept him, like burning winds. The Maker of Moons by Robert W. Chambers

Elizabeth Gaskell They tell me that the Crequy coat-of-arms is still emblazoned, after all these terrible years, on a shield above the arched porte-cochere, just as it was then, though the family is quite extinct. My Lady Ludlow by Elizabeth Gaskell [1858]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu And so, after a little, she took Mr. Longcluse’s arm; and Alice felt relieved when the room was rid of them. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

Jack London At the mouth of the Tahkeena, one night after supper, Dub turned up a snowshoe rabbit, blundered it, and missed. The Call of the Wild by Jack London [1903]

Andrew Lang There was nothing like them before, nor will be again, for Mr. Morris, after several years of silence, abandoned his early manner. Adventures Among Books by Andrew Lang

G. K. Chesterton A jewel, after all, is a beautiful thing; but this is not necessarily so of a spiral, as can be seen in the case of a corkscrew. Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

Guy de Maupassan Did you know that this little girl had disappeared?” And with the end of his stick he touched one after the other the stiffened fingers of the corpse, resting on them as on the keys of a piano. Little Louise Roqué by Guy de Maupassan

Charles Dickens The rope came in tight and strained; and ring after ring was coiled upon the barrel of the windlass, and all eyes were fastened on the pit. Hard Times by Charles Dickens [1854]

This was a lady in a San Francisco hotel, who did not think of its being an earthquake till after she had got into the street and some one had explained it to her. Memories and Studies by William James

Away we went, after getting the right direction, and found it. Sandstone Torr by Ellen Wood [1874]

Percy Bysshe Shelley They unchained him, and lifting him into a chariot, after four hours rapid travelling, brought the insensible Verezzi to a cottage, inhabited by an old woman alone. Zastrozzi by Percy Bysshe Shelley [1810]

But she had loved him, she felt she had loved him, after all. End of the Tether by Joseph Conrad [1902]

Anthony Trollope There is nothing so easy as the creation and the cumulation of fearful incidents after this fashion. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Tobias Smolle The residue, after boiling, evaporation, and filtration, affords a very small proportion of purging salt, and calcarious earth, which last ferments with strong acids. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

Ford Madox Ford The coolness between the two of them remained; it was the first time they had met, except in Court, after the accident . Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

Lifting the corpse with all three arms, she staggered with it to the extreme edge of the gulf and, after an instant’s hesitation, allowed it to drop into the lava. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

Henry James He took it in, but he only, after a moment, echoed, ambiguously, her word. The Other House by Henry James [1896]

Arthur Morrison A young man had left it, she said, after asking many ill-mannered questions. Tales of Mean Streets by Arthur Morrison

Sinclair Lewis The clatter was a relief to Carol after months of smug houses. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

William Morris And after ten months from the time when the city was besieged, Charles took Desir, and all them who were with him, and laid the city and all the realm under his subjection. Old French Romances by William Morris [1896]

If at first sight the evil seemed to be beyond remedy, on further thought it had a good side after all. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

I’m goin’ after Skidoo, I am!” “You are not!” Trenmore pounced on him and recovered the dangerous package. The Heads of Cerberus by Francis Stevens

So, then, the funeral after all had not yet left! Here lay the body. The Room in the Dragon Volant by J. Sheridan LeFanu

But he knew it could not last for ever and, if after a certain time the notes had not been discovered, he would pack him off, after a good belting with the whip. The Dark Mill Stream by Arthur Gask [1947]

Wilkie Collins The clerk makes his profit out of you, after you are married. Miss or Mrs? by Wilkie Collins [1871]

With the position like that, we are very interested in an urgent telegram he sent a couple of hours or so after the murder was discovered. Marauders by Night by Arthur Gask [1951]

Rudyard Kipling So it came about after his death that the woman sewed parchment, paper, and birth-certificate into a leather amulet-case which she strung round Kim’s neck. Kim by Rudyard Kipling [1901]

If any kitten started to show him to his room — Well, he was going after them, he was going to make quite certain that they didn’t run into Nancy. It’d be enough to give her a shock. The Greater Trumps by Charles Williams

I am sadly reluctant to go back to foggy old England myself, after my trip out here. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]

Bram Stoker On February 28, 1874, the one hundred and eighty-eighth day of the trial, the jury after half-an-hour’s deliberation returned their verdict. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

At first the issue was weekly; after four numbers it became bi-weekly, and so remained for a year. Daniel Defoe by William Minto [1879]

Elizabeth Gaskell He did not like the formality of an application to Mr. Wilkins, which would, after all, have been the proper and straightforward course to pursue with a girl of her age — she was barely sixteen. A Dark Night’s Work by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

Edith Wharton The contrast caused her a retrospective pang, and gradually, after her second marriage, and old Mrs. Wyant’s death, she came to regard poor Arthur not as a grievance but as a responsibility. Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton [1927]

Wilkie Collins Black Mirror! how did I travel in Austrian Italy after I had paid my bill in the morning, and had left my comfortable inn? The new dream-scene shows me evening again. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

Guy de Maupassant I am thirty, and I have had seven children, and we have been married eleven years, and you hope that this will go on for ten years longer, after which you will leave off being jealous. Useless Beauty (L’Inutile Beauté) by Guy de Maupassant [1890]

Jack London I came on deck, after a good night’s rest in spite of my poor knee, to find the Ghost foaming along, wing-and-wing, and every sail drawing except the jibs, with a fresh breeze astern. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

Ann Radcliffe Week after week elapsed, yet no mention was made of returning to Naples. The marquis at length declared it his intention to spend the remainder of the summer in the castle. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

Anthony Trollope But after a while she reflected that any speech from her on such a subject would be difficult, and that it would be better that she should hold her tongue. The Golden Lion of Granpere by Anthony Trollope

George Meredith How strange it was! Providence, after bitterly misusing her, offered this reparation through the death of Marko. Possibly she ought to run out and beseech Alvan to spare the innocent youth. The Tragic Comedians by George Meredith [1880]

John Morley Though this offer was pressed by the directors, Burke, after anxious consideration, declined it. Burke by John Morley [1879]

Willa Cather These objects, after they had been mended, acquired a new value in her eyes, and she liked to work with them. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

John Bunyan Then did Christian address himself to go back; and Evangelist, after he had kissed him, gave him one smile, and bid him God speed. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan [1675]

G. K. Chesterton It may be, after all, that that is the definition of the great things. Tales of the Long Bow by G. K. Chesterton [1925]

Willa Cather He felt no necessity to do any of these things; what he wanted was to see, to be in the atmosphere, float on the wave of it, to be carried out, blue league after blue league, away from everything. Youth and the Bright Medusa by Willa Cather [1920]

H. G. Wells And after that I floated in another vast, black silence. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

Virginia Woolf He could probably arrange for a royalty of ten per cent on all copies up to two thousand; after that it would be fifteen. Orlando by Virginia Woolf [1928]

George Gissing Shortly after hearing this, Kingcote took leave of his friends. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

Henry James She put forth one timid conversational venture after another, and asked Rowland a number of questions about himself, his age, his family, his occupations, his tastes, his religious opinions. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

But after a short reflection he decided to show neither annoyance, nor even surprise. Freya of the Seven Isles by Joseph Conrad [1911]

Algernon Blackwood It was well after one o’clock in the morning when Dr. Silence turned the lamp out and lighted the candle preparatory to going up to bed. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

Arthur Machen For the rest of that day he lay motionless on the bed, smoking pipe after pipe in the hope of stupefying himself with tobacco fumes. The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen [1907]

Jules Verne Night after night, constellations in their beauty lay stretched before his eyes — an alphabet which, to his mortification, not to say his rage, he was unable to decipher. Off on a Comet by Jules Verne [1877]

H. G. Wells A moment or so after its explosion began it was still mainly an inert sphere exploding superficially, a big, inanimate nucleus wrapped in flame and thunder. The World Set Free by H. G. Wells [1914]

When they were settled at Woburn Place, after leaving Crabb, she had written to Pym, enjoining him not to reply. Verena Fontaine’s Rebellion by Ellen Wood [1880]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Still, officers often rode past the sentries after midnight. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

Charles Kingsley The chalk-hills rise much higher than the surrounding country; but you must not therefore suppose that they were made after it, and laid on the top of it. Thoughts in a Gravel-Pit by Charles Kingsley

In 1796, two years after Gibbon’s death, Lord Sheffield published two quarto volumes of the historian’s miscellaneous works. Gibbon by James Cotter Morison [1878]

John Galsworthy What do you think?” “Bound to come,” murmured Soames. Nicholas passed his hand over his thin, clean-shaven cheeks, very rosy after his summer cure; a slight pout had gathered on his lips. In Chancery by John Galsworthy

Gertrude Stein The idea was the same but as after all it was different nationalities who did it the difference was inevitable. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

William Hope Hodgson No sooner had I followed the Second Mate, than, straightway, Stubbins, Plummer, and Jaskett came up after us at a run. The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson

Charles Kingsley The use of the Guru, or Father Confessor (which Mr. Vaughan confesses to be inconsistent with Mysticism), is to be explained in the same way — he is a last refuge after disappointment. Hours with the Mystics by Charles Kingsley

Shutting the door after me, and making a rush down the walk between the evergreens for the gate, I ran against Lee, the Timberdale postman, who was coming in, with the letters, on his shaky legs. Helen’s Curate by Ellen Wood [1877]

Elizabeth Von Arnim Can’t we have them taken away too?” “Beds,” said Mrs. Fisher coldly, “cannot be removed from one room after another. The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1922]

Thomas Hardy See how independent I shall be after the two years’ training! I shall pass pretty high, I expect, and Mr. Phillotson will use his influence to get me a big school. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

The old lady began with a few inquiries after the mutual acquaintance in England who had sent him to call upon her, and Owen replied suitably, while taking stock of her personality. An Engagement by Ella D'Arcy [1896]

Charlotte Perkins Gilman I can give no idea — either now, after long and happy experience of it, or as it seemed then, in the first measureless wonder — of the beauty and power of the love they gave us. Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1915]

It is undoubted that he had wiped his cup after drinking from it. The Master Spy by Arthur Gask [1936]

Ivan Turgenev My mother was ill a long while, and even after her recovery our former close relations never returned. Dream tales and prose poems by Ivan Turgenev

Willa Cather Now, Alexandra could in a measure realize that Marie was, after all, Marie; not merely a “married woman. O Pioneers! by Willa Cather [1913]

Willa Cather That night, after he was in bed, St. Peter tried in vain to justify himself in his inevitable refusal. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather [1925]

E. F. Benson He felt so much better and stronger today, and his brain was working again after weeks of torpidity. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

She was serious, and in her wish was implied an important admission; after that, she could no longer affirm that nothing ailed her. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

She assented graciously, as she always did to every proposition of her husband’s, and we started soon after breakfast in the barouche, with Julian Stormont on horseback. Milly Darrell by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1873]

Surely the old fellow could have looked after his ship without that loafing native at his elbow. End of the Tether by Joseph Conrad [1902]

When, after her first Council, she crossed the ante-room and found her mother waiting for her, she said, “And now, Mamma, am I really and truly Queen?” “You see, my dear, that it is so. Queen Victoria by Lytton Strachey

The few moments that she had passed alone, after Marie-Anne’s departure, she had spent in grave reflection. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Andrew Lang Mrs. Weiss’s story is corroborated by Mr. Blanchard, who heard the story “a few days after the event”. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang

Perhaps after all it was not so poor an exchange. Miss Pym Disposes by Josephine Tey

Arthur Morrison The missis left the room hurriedly, and Bill, after raking out every corner of the drawer (which he himself had not opened for some time) saw not a single coin. Tales of Mean Streets by Arthur Morrison

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Then, finally, after a hundred transformations, it disintegrated before his eyes, and lay as a little mound of fluffy grey dust upon the glass table. The Doings of Raffles Haw by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Elizabeth Gaskell The winter passed away in deep peace after the storms of the autumn, yet every now and then a feeling of insecurity made Ruth shake for an instant. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

Jean-Jacques Rousseau Such were Sparta at the time of Lycurgus, Rome after the Tarquins, and, in modern times, Holland and Switzerland after the expulsion of the tyrants. The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

But in the great majority of cases, tendrils which have never come in contact with any object, after a time contract spirally. The Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants by Charles Darwin

Moreover, the plants thus aided, after taking one or two turns in one direction, generally ascend for a space straight, and then reverse the direction of their spire. The Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants by Charles Darwin

Lucy Maud Montgomery Since then the Avonlea church had enjoyed a variety of religious dissipation in listening to the many and various candidates and “supplies” who came Sunday after Sunday to preach on trial. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

Wilkie Collins The burden on Clara’s mind weighs on it more heavily than ever, after what Mrs. Crayford has said to her. The Frozen Deep by Wilkie Collins [1874]

In the case of one of them, Mary, who was like her mother in person, and took after her in other respects, this restiveness passed into open revolt. Milton by Mark Pattison [1879]

John Galsworthy No! A bit of a blot — it seemed to him, now — so literal and heavy! Would that great white thing help Consols to rise? Some thing with wings might, after all, have been preferable. Swan Song by John Galsworthy

Henry James Society can look after itself. The Siege of London by Henry James [1883]

Rudyard Kipling Then, a long while after p’raps, you run through a regular rain of bits of burnt paper coming down on the decks — like showers of volcanic ash, you know. Destroyers at Jutland by Rudyard Kipling [1916]

Upon the back of the photograph was pencilled in Isaacstein’s handwriting the name ‘White,’ with a note of interrogation, however, after it. The House on the Island by Arthur Gask [1931]