Phrases with "after"

Ford Madox Ford But we’ll talk about it after dinner to-night. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

Andrew Lang Now that I have a servant, with the same amount of trouble she could look after three cows. The Lilac Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

That child himself might have been Sir Arthur after me, had you so willed it. A Tale of Sin by Ellen Wood [1870]

Arthur Machen He received no answer, and, after knocking two or three times, entered the room, and saw Lord Argentine’s body leaning forward at an angle from the bottom of the bed. The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen

Thomas Hardy When they had gone d’Urberville rode to the inn, and shortly after came out on foot. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

At day-dawn the morning after the storm, the rays of the rising sun fell upon an object which floated on the surface of the water not far from where the schooner had foundered. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

D. H. Lawrence So she began to walk slowly after him, in the direction he had gone, slowly, pertinaciously. The Fox by D. H. Lawrence

Edgar Allan Poe Now in the present instance, the question cui bono? very pointedly implicated Mr. Pennifeather. His uncle had threatened him, after making a will in his favour, with disinheritance. Thou Art the Man by Edgar Allan Poe

In June 1869, very soon after the formation of my garden, the leaf-cutting ants came down upon it, and at once commenced denuding the young bananas, orange, and mango trees of their leaves. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

Thomas More And if after a person has learned one trade, he desires to acquire another, that is also allowed, and is managed in the same manner as the former. Utopia by Thomas More

Perhaps, after so many ruses, after such formidable efforts, after this last stratagem — perhaps May believed that he was free. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

Verlaine’s poetry exhales an exquisite perfume — strange, indistinct, and yet, after the manner of perfume, unforgettable. Landmarks in Literature--French by Lytton Strachey

Jules Verne At last the brig, after many turnings, came in sight of Cape Brewster. A long-boat was put to sea. A Winter Amid the Ice by Jules Verne [1874]

He disappeared into the void somewhere between here and Kirkmichael at some time after 7. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

If you wait for me after half-past six I’ll tell you why. The Amateur Cracksman by E. W. Hornung [1899]

Guy de Maupassan He recalled the evenings of exaltation, after their meetings, in this same studio. Strong as Death by Guy de Maupassan

Basset Harrowcluff returned to the home of his fathers, after an absence of four years, distinctly well pleased with himself. Beasts and Super-Beasts by Saki

Gaston Leroux The postman left, and the schwitzar, after examining all the mail, made him a negative sign. The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux [1913]

Thomas Hardy Tony is, I believe, living still, but not at Longpuddle. He went away and settled at Lewgate, near Mellstock, after his marriage. A Few Crusted Characters by Thomas Hardy [1891]

At least I concluded so because I found them talking of the heart-broken Azzolati. And after having answered their greetings I sit and listen to Rita addressing Mills earnestly. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

Henry James These things again almost violently moved me, and if I, after an instant, in my silence, turned away, it was not only to keep her waiting, but to make my elation more private. The Sacred Fount by Henry James [1901]

When she returned after midday, she found M. Brown all impatience, waiting for her to show him the way to the house of Monsieur Bourgeois, that he might claim Madame’s letter. Over the Water by Ellen Wood [1871]

Robert Louis Stevenson If he were not Almaviva after all, it was not for lack of making believe. Providence and the Guitar by Robert Louis Stevenson

An odd thing happenedthough one that has happened so often since that perhaps we must now agree that it cannot be very odd after all. Lost Horizon by James Hilton

Andrew Lang The queen, who was a witch, discovered that her daughter had gone off with the prince, and told her husband he must leave his bed and go after them. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

You may, therefore, imagine my feelings when, after a long delay — an hour at least — he suddenly remarked: “We have been a proud family. The Forsaken Inn by Anna Katharine Green

John Lewis Burckhard E. On the other side we descended N.E. into a narrow valley on the declivity of the mountain, where we alighted, after a long day’s march of twelve hours and a quarter. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

She came to the house after — after you went. The Heads of Cerberus by Francis Stevens

Walter Scott The Loire may as soon avoid mingling with the Cher, as she from favouring your suit, or you from preferring it,” he added, as the unhappy prince moved slowly on after his betrothed bride. Quentin Durward by Walter Scott [1823]

Lavinia provided a couple of ducks for dinner, going into the market after breakfast to buy them; the dish was an especial favourite of the captain’s. Featherston’s Story by Ellen Wood [1889]

Nearly thirty years after reading the book I can still remember more or less exactly what things the three heroes of Ballantyne’s Coral Island possessed between them. Charles Reade by George Orwell [1940]

Anthony Trollope A ship can only be a ship, after all; but if we must live in a ship, we are not so bad here. The Fixed Period by Anthony Trollope

O! ye heart-strings of mine, could ye be torn asunder, and my soul not spend itself in tears of blood for sorrow! Idris, after the first shock, regained a portion of fortitude. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Thomas Hardy She was not quite sure that she did not feel proud enough, after the visitor’s remarks, to say a good deal. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Wilkie Collins Long after Sally was asleep in her bed, Amelius sat by the library fire, thinking. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

John Galsworthy But after a time, as you know, sensitive people are liable to get the feeling of it, without anything definite to go on. In Chancery by John Galsworthy

Sinclair Lewis It was his conviction that after glimpses of Angus Duer and Rippleton Holabird he had seen luxury, and understood smart dinner parties. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

Mark Twain I could hear the booming now and then, further and further off, and by and by, after an hour, I didn’t hear it no more. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Day after day the sun flamed; night after night the moon beaconed, or the stars paraded their lustrous regiment. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Then, after sighing deeply, he slightly recovered himself and stated that she was not to expect his mother; she was suffering from an attack of sciatica. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

I came on her about sunset, after a long day of exploring round the Ems estuary. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

Edith Wharton It seemed only a moment later that she said: “It must be after eleven,” and stood up and looked down on him, smiling faintly. The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

Edith Wharton She had chosen to cast her lot elsewhere, and now, coming back after so many years, she found the sense of intimacy and confidence irreparably destroyed. The Mother’s Recompense by Edith Wharton [1925]

Guy de Maupassan Now, he was jealous, jealous of Jacques, and this day even, after a scene, he had struck her. A New Year’s Gift by Guy de Maupassan

Arthur Machen One was still in existence well within my recollection, another became extinct in the legitimate line soon after I was born, and the third had been merged in other and larger inheritances. Far Off Things by Arthur Machen [1922]

The lover of the open-air life, the searcher after knowledge, the fighter that he was, he would have been in his element, foremost in the fray, most eager in the quest. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

Anthony Trollope Mr. Arabin was ordained, and became a fellow soon after taking his degree, and shortly after that was chosen professor of poetry. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Gaston Leroux I simply said: “It’s not Erik that I’m after here!” “Who then?” “You know as well as I do: it’s Christine Daae,” I answered. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux [1910]

D. H. Lawrence The girl sat up and looked after him. The Man Who Died by D. H. Lawrence

Henry Handel Richardson Soon after Christmas Lisby had made good her escape, and was now established as resident mistress at a Young Ladies’ Seminary, near Leeds. Which wormed, in spite of himself. The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

James Joyce He eyed this food earnestly for some time and then, after glancing warily up and down the street, went into the shop quickly. Dubliners by James Joyce

Of course I wasn’t going to keep her after that. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

Jacques Futrelle Mr. Wynne waved the envelope again, after which he folded it across twice and thrust it into a crevice of a water-plug beside him. The Diamond Master by Jacques Futrelle [1909]

Shortly after dawn, however, I awoke to a dreary, clear-headed cognizance of facts. Serapion by Francis Stevens

Olaf Stapledon The law, after all, is derived from events, and is predictive of events. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

Another example of this peculiar assumption of superiority occurred not long after at a dinner given by Werdet in honour of a young author, Jules Bergounioux, whose novels were being much read. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

G. K. Chesterton For, after all, Christmas boxes often came tied up in brown paper; and the jerry-builders’ achievements in brown brick were often extremely like brown paper. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

F. Scott Fitzgerald How he had got himself from Forty-fourth Street to Fifty-ninth Street after the riot was only a hazy half-memory. Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

During that time, after intense cogitation, he had written twice to Anne. I am under the impression that he was under the impression that those two documents were love letters. Moth and Rust by Mary Cholmondeley [1912]

Thomas Hardy His plan of procedure was different now — as though he had made up his mind that her negatives were, after all, only coyness and youth startled by the novelty of the proposal. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

E. Phillips Oppenheim She was safe, after all! How absurd it had been to fear anything. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

F. Scott Fitzgerald The manner remains intact for some time after the morale cracks. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

But Anthony never missed an occasion to dogmatize, after his own fashion: “I admit there are temperaments that cannot love, for instance. The Long Chamber by Olivia Howard Dunbar

Anthony Trollope He sat hour after hour with the Countess in Keppel Street — sometimes seeing the girl as she lay unconscious, or feigning that she was so; till at last he was daily at her bedside. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

She saw him come; then, after a little, Martial made his appearance. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Arthur Morrison Hamer was moody and silent at first, but under the influence of Dorrington’s gay talk he opened out after a while. The Dorrington Deed-Box by Arthur Morrison

Then, after another commonplace or two, she bowed and passed on her way. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]

George Meredith And also she should be mindful of an alteration of English taste likely of occurrence in the remote posterity she vows she is for addressing after she has exhausted our present hungry generation. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Two gentlemen, after having been engaged in conducting the post-mortem examination of a case of puerperal fever, went in the same dress, each respectively, to a case of midwifery. The Contagiousness of Puerperal Fever by Oliver Wendell Holmes

H. G. Wells He had never subdued his fear of medical men after that vindictive trial and execution of Bodisham’s doctors. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

Andrew Lang The maiden asks this only — that if, after the wedding, she stays all day at the palace, she may go back each night to her father’s house. The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Thomas Hardy Just after moonrise they left the house. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

Anatole France The Salamander exposed it to impress on them all, that she did not deserve the wrong inflicted by her lover; after that the outraged celestial struck down the unfaithful lover with apoplexy. At the Sign of the Reine Pédauque by Anatole France

Jules Verne But the mountain was like the body of a dying man, that retains awhile a certain amount of heat at the heart after the extremities have become cold and dead. Off on a Comet by Jules Verne [1877]

Arthur Morrison But I remembered what he had said in the morning, after he had bought the spoons, and I reflected that I had best hold my tongue. The Hole in the Wall by Arthur Morrison

Thomas Hardy Immediately after he went off with a flushed face and rapid strides, which he did not check till he was within his own boundaries. The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid by Thomas Hardy

Guy de Maupassant He threw his anxious eye over table after table, going to and fro unceasingly, inquiring after her from this one and that one. Paul’s Mistress (La Femme de Paul) by Guy de Maupassant [1881]

Cheer after cheer was given me with the heartiest goodwill. ’Long Live the King!’ by Guy Boothby [1900]

Washington Irving The effect of such a rejection was to disqualify him for every branch of public service, though he might have claimed a re-examination, after the interval of a few months devoted to further study. The Life of Oliver Goldsmith by Washington Irving [1840]

Robert Louis Stevenson And come back another day for your saxpence!” she cried after me as I left. Catriona by Robert Louis Stevenson

One glorious morning, after the great earthquake of October 21, 1868, had with some difficulty shaken me into my trousers and boots, I left the house. The Fiend’s Delight by Ambrose Bierce [1873]

Then, after several mornings more, their eyes must meet, her vivid black eyes, with the tears of rage and shame in them, and his cold blue eyes. Literature and Life by William Dean Howells

And then, after all our trouble, the receiver at the pawnshop again refused the overcoats. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

Anthony Trollope But she laughed loud and sent the sound of it ringing through the lobby and down the stairs after Mrs. Proudie’s feet. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

This Sumatra scent assuredly had done so, for it was quite three hours after the death that Dan himself had seen the corpse, and even then he had smelt the perfume. The Mystery Queen by Fergus Hume

Henry James For some moments I was silent, conscious of these things; after which I answered her question. The Pension Beaurepas by Henry James [1879]

H.P. Lovecraft So on the sixth of March, 1928, there was a long and serious conference in Mr. Ward’s office, after which the utterly bewildered father summoned Dr. Willett in a kind of helpless resignation. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H.P. Lovecraft [1927]

Charles Dickens When morning dawned, after a sleepless night, it was seen that the stranger was crowding on all sail to come out of the harbour and offer battle. A Holiday Romance by Charles Dickens [1868]

Arthur Conan Doyle From every country, by land and by water, on foot, on horseback, in buggy or in waggon, the searchers after wealth converge upon it. The Stone of Boxman’s Drift by Arthur Conan Doyle

Edith Wharton She finds compensations, no doubt — I know she borrows money of Gus — but then I’d PAY her to keep him in a good humour, so I can’t complain, after all. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

George Gissing And with success! — You understand that, Earwaker? I have succeeded! What respect can I have for the common morality, after this?’ ‘You have succeeded?’ the other asked, thoughtfully. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Robert Louis Stevenson Thus a comical story of an ape touches us quite differently after the proposition of Mr. Darwin’s theory. Lay Morals by Robert Louis Stevenson

James Joyce They sat together in class, knelt together in the chapel, talked together after beads over their lunches. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

Some secret and sinister business must be at the bottom of this mysterious intrusion immediately after the place had been shut for the winter. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

H. G. Wells The springless frozen earth under Bert’s feet felt strangely dead and heavy after the buoyant airship. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I have a plan and if, after I have told you what it is, you still wish to mistrust me, you can do so, but in that case we shall say good night and good-bye. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

Wilkie Collins Coat and cap — both made after a foreign pattern, and both strikingly remarkable in form and color to English eyes — had unquestionably disappeared. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Returning towards the Priory by a rather roundabout way, he came to the entrance to ‘The Towers’, and, after a moment’s hesitation, walked into the drive there. The Night of the Storm by Arthur Gask [1937]

William Makepeace Thackeray At last, after a minnit or two, I could contane no longer, and bust out in a horse laff. The Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush by William Makepeace Thackeray [1838]

In a day or so, after examining the part, you perceive a place about the size of a pea, somewhat discoloured, rather of a blue appearance. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

The window was snibbed, but that was done after the chap who sent your pal to Kingdom Come had got out. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

Anthony Hope Yet I was sorely uneasy concerning Mr. Rassendyll. Now, after all our stir and runnings to and fro, came an hour or two of peace. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

The surgeon who had examined it after death said that it was emaciated as if from want of nourishment, and the body was covered with livid bruises. The Haunted and the Haunters by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1859]

Sinclair Lewis The sharp-pointed willow leaves had twisted and fallen, after the dreary rains of October. Bark had peeled from the willow trunks, leaving gashes of bare wood that was a wet and sickly yellow. The Willow Walk by Sinclair Lewis

Jules Verne At least so thought Harry Blount and Alcide Jolivet, the two inseparables, now associated together in the chase after news. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

D. H. Lawrence Was he after all no more than a sort of imbecile? “Who told you all this stuff?” she asked abruptly. St Mawr by D. H. Lawrence

Here in this city of Damascus, where Our Lord had appeared to St. Paul, a similar apparition had again been seen — this time by a company of earnest seekers after truth. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

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]

H. G. Wells Why should the educated girl have the monopoly of the game? And after all, the whiskers will dye. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

She is very carious after the manners of other countries, and has not the partiality for her own, so common in little minds. Letters from Turkey by Mary Wortley Montagu [1725]

Charlotte Perkins Gilman All our folks were swept away at once, and then, after that time of despair, came those wonder children — the first. Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1915]

H. Rider Haggard But Groa stood looking after him and her face was fierce and evil. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

H. G. Wells But after the exordium his interest waned. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

He tried, too, and not without success, to interest Mangan in all things silver, and, after any special deal in the back room, would call him in and explain what had made his purchase good-buying. The Vaults of Blackarden Castle by Arthur Gask [1950]

Olaf Stapledon From the cosmical point of view the disaster was after all a very small though poignant matter. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Algernon Blackwood At length, after a long pause, he began to talk. The Willows by Algernon Blackwood [1907]

Arthur Conan Doyle It seems that we are not to be shipmates this voyage, after all. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

Now you told me,’ he went on sharply, ‘that they were after you just because you’d knocked a man down. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

Arthur Conan Doyle I began to think as I pulled on my slippers that I might have done worse after all than accept this Yorkshire invitation. Uncle Jeremy’s Household by Arthur Conan Doyle

E. F. Benson She went back to Underwood House, after three weeks’ holiday, full of new hope. Charlotte Bronte by E. F. Benson [1932]

M. P. Shiel Coal becomes goods after being moved, or taken. The Lord of the Sea by M. P. Shiel [1901]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He remembered the story of a fellow worker who, after bringing off many successful coups, was eventually shot for being discovered with absolutely genuine papers. The Spy Paramount by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Take my advice—leave this house after the inquest tomorrow. The Strange Boarders of Palace Crescent by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

George Gissing Don’t suppose, however, that I lay claim to any great wisdom; after the last fortnight, that would be rather laughable. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

Henry Handel Richardson But I’ve often thought since, it was probably best so after all. The End of a Childhood by Henry Handel Richardson

George Gissing So, after early luncheon, they took train to Victoria, Louise insisting that all the expenses should be hers. The Paying Guest by George Gissing [1895]

Jack London It was when the little boy that was I was running after the Dunlap girls that blackness came upon him. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

The initial vampire here is a Hungarian count, who, after terrorizing his own country for years, transports himself to England to start his ravages there. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Arthur Machen But the sooner you get him away after I have given you both your breakfasts, the better I shall be pleased. The Children of the Pool by Arthur Machen

Virginia Woolf Old Alice is as young as ever, and asks after every one affectionately. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

Oscar Wilde But for some of his faults we must blame the time in which he lived, and, after all, prose that Charles Lamb thought ‘capital’ has no small historic interest. Intentions by Oscar Wilde [1891]

Nathaniel Hawthorne And ever, after such an outpouring, oh, what a relief have I witnessed in those sinful brethren! even as in one who at last draws free air, after a long stifling with his own polluted breath. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1850]

Oscar Wilde And after all this, some wretched modern Americans were to come and offer him the Rising Sun Lubricator, and throw pillows at his head! It was quite unbearable. The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde [1887]

H. G. Wells But it’s no use locking the door after the steed is stolen. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells [1896]

Yet it cannot have been much after eleven when the ring came at the bell, which I had forgotten to tie up after all. The Black Mask by E. W. Hornung [1901]

Then after three weeks he spoke. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

I’ll do everything you tell me?” “Well,” said Larose sternly, “not a drink now — not a drop until after 7 o’clock tomorrow night, and then you can swim in it. The House on the Island by Arthur Gask [1931]

There’ll be an accident, and I’ll have a knife in my ribs an hour or so after arrest. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan [1915]

Even now, after so long a time, on rainy days, when I am feeling sad, I think of the Escorial, and then look at the walls of my room and congratulate myself. Familiar Spanish Travels by William Dean Howells

Edith Wharton I groped for my own moustache, gave a twirl in the void, and followed him, after meticulously sliding my overcoat sleeve around my silk hat as I had seen him do. New Year’s Day by Edith Wharton

Henry James A man may do himself justice, after twenty years!” Rowland, after a pause, made some remark about the beauty of the ball. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

Nathaniel Hawthorne But, with a gleam of her natural self-reliance, she declined his aid, and, after touching her cold hand to his, went and sat down on one of the cushioned divans that were ranged against the wall. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

Arthur Morrison And if you’d like something on account to buy the board for the sign — or say two boards if you like — we’ll see about it after dinner. The Hole in the Wall by Arthur Morrison

I had left the key in the lock after I had turned it, and I now regretted having done so. Let Loose by Mary Cholmondeley [1890]

F. Scott Fitzgerald She always spoke different about it after that — never just pointed her finger at me and said “Boom!” I’ll never forget the part where you was in that shell hole. The Pat Hobby Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1941]

Anthony Trollope But the play when acted after this fashion had in it something of pleasing excitement, and he felt assured that he was exhibiting dignity in very adverse circumstances. The Golden Lion of Granpere by Anthony Trollope

Rudyard Kipling He found whist, and gymkhanas, and things of that kind (meant to amuse one after office) good; but he took them seriously too, just as he took the “head” that followed after drink. Plain Tales from the Hills by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

E. Phillips Oppenheim But after all there is nothing mysterious about it. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

Cloete asks himself, will they miss him? But the fact is that Mr. Stafford had made such poor show at sea that after the ship struck nobody ever paid any attention to him. The Partner by Joseph Conrad [1915]

Finding myself unpursued after the lapse of what seemed an hour, but was probably a few minutes, I cautiously sought a place where, still concealed, I could obtain a view of the field of glory. Four Days in Dixie by Ambrose Bierce [1888]

Wilkie Collins A burst of tears relieved her, after the unutterable suspense that she had so bravely endured. The Guilty River by Wilkie Collins [1886]

H. G. Wells Street after street must have been rushed into being, Campden Town way, Pentonville way, Brompton way, West Kensington way in the Victoria region and all over the minor suburbs of the south side. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

Thomas Hardy At last they entered the inn boldly, by the till then bolted front-door, after a prolonged knocking of loudness commensurate with the importance of their standing. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

The very intensity of his desire, as if his soul were streaming after her through his eyes, defeated his object of keeping hold of her as long as possible with, at least, one of his senses. The Planter of Malata by Joseph Conrad [1915]

Virginia Woolf Nevertheless, we go on perseveringly, conscientiously, constructing our two and thirty chapters after a design which more and more ceases to resemble the vision in our minds. The Common Reader by Virginia Woolf [1925]

Nathaniel Hawthorne This was what Kenyon said to himself; but his reluctance, after all, and whether he were conscious of it or no, resulted from a suspicion that had crept into his heart and lay there in a dark corner. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

Sinclair Lewis He heard her — there on the same floor with him — talking to Miss Proudfoot, who stood at Nelly’s door, three hours after she was supposed to be asleep. Our Mr. Wrenn by Sinclair Lewis

George Gissing The next day began a journey by road; and thus, after more than one weary day, they arrived at the house of religious women which was to be Veranilda’s home for nearly a twelvemonth. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

George Meredith Little things that seem right may be exactly wrong after all, when we are ignorant. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Sinclair Lewis They yelped at Selig to join them and, after a stately refusal or two, he did. A Letter From the Queen by Sinclair Lewis

If the Methodists handed theirs on at the end of three years with a breath of relief, they exhaled it among themselves; after all, for them it was a matter of luck. The Imperialist by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1904]

Rudyard Kipling Several friends, too, told her perfectly truthful tales, but always about other women, to whom, after months and months of silence, their missing had been miraculously restored. Debits and Credits by Rudyard Kipling [1926]

Andrew Lang In vain had he sent arrow after arrow at the beautiful stag. The Brown Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

They were hungry after their ride, and easily consoled, since no real harm had befallen them. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

M. P. Shiel Understood that they had been buried with Sir Peter: and how awful! couldn’t help crying after I had got over ungrateful terrors. The Lost Viol by M. P. Shiel [1905]

The king dismissed him, and D’Artagnan pushed him into the adjoining apartment, after he had embraced him warmly. Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

H.P. Lovecraft Capt. Tillinghast was completely under the domination of Curwen; and consented, after a terrible interview in his cupolaed house on Power’s Lane hill, to sanction the blasphemous alliance. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H.P. Lovecraft [1927]

Even after this fight Set was able to persecute Isis, and Horus was powerless to prevent it until Thoth made Set give him the right eye of Horus which he had carried off. The Book of the Dead by E. A. Wallis Budge

John Galsworthy I felt the same walking down Piccadilly after the war as I did as a youngster back from India. One just had the feeling of having got there at last. Maid in Waiting by John Galsworthy

Andrew Lang Then they parted, and Thorhall found his horses where he had just newly looked for them, and rode home, after thanking Skafti for his kindness. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang

Jack London Day after day the boats lowered and were swallowed up almost ere they touched the water, while we on board pumped the horn at regular intervals and every fifteen minutes fired the bomb gun. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

As a rule, each held a thick cotton umbrella, tied round the middle after the fashion of Mrs. Gamp’s, and a pair of pattens whose bright rings showed they had not been in use that day. Going to the Mop by Ellen Wood [1871]

It had to his mind, after Adela’s, something of that quality he desired. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

Ivan Turgenev While a man is living he is not conscious of his own life; it becomes audible to him, like a sound, after the lapse of time. The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other stories by Ivan Turgenev

Ford Madox Ford And, after that thought, her eyes grew hopeless; she sighed as the old St Bernard beside her did. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

The captain, picking up his stick off the table, marched into his state-room and shut the door after him. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Ford Madox Ford One of their bitterest quarrels came after he had, for the second time, in the Red Sea, jumped overboard from the troopship and rescued a private soldier. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

And, after all, no market demand in the world takes the form of exact technical specification of the article required. The Revolutionist’s Handbook and Pocket Companion by George Bernard Shaw

William Makepeace Thackeray Then sank the moon away Under the billow, Still wept the maid alone — There by the willow! “Through the long darkness, By the stream rolling, Hour after hour went on Tolling and tolling. The Fitz-Boodle Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1842-43]

She was really concerned very much, that, after she knew you were ill, we were so long before we could get a letter from you: let her contradict this if she can. The Life and Letters of John Gay by Lewis Melville

Olaf Stapledon For perhaps, after all, the calculations were faulty, and a thousand years of decorous civilization might still be possible. Death into Life by Olaf Stapledon

Algernon Blackwood But after something like three hours’ search, the darkness already down, the two men returned to camp with nothing to report. The Wendigo by Algernon Blackwood [1910]

H. G. Wells It was only after we had eaten together that we became easy and familiar with each other. The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

Guy de Maupassant Although the driver was looking after the three horses, Hector rose every minute to see if his own lacked anything; he patted him on the neck and fed him with bread, cakes and sugar. That Costly Ride (A Costly Outing) (À Cheval) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

Anthony Trollope Immediately after that he would be put into full possession of the property. Cousin Henry by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Perhaps, after all, Lady Louisa had some grounds for feeling that everything had gone against her. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

Henry James In the drawing-room, after dinner, he went up to her, but she gave him no greeting. The Siege of London by Henry James [1883]

John Morley The audit sometimes did not take place for years after the accounts were virtually closed. Burke by John Morley [1879]

Edith Wharton But don’t let your sons go mooning around after their young fellows, horse-racing, and running down south to those d —— d Springs, and gambling at New Orleans, and all the rest of it. The Old Maid by Edith Wharton

The Seasons, allies of Spring, followed him closely, to form a quadrille, which, after many words of more or less flattering import, was the commencement of the dance. Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

John Galsworthy That animal’s two humps were like the two sections of Society (with the big S) joined by a bridge, seldom used after the first crossing. Maid in Waiting by John Galsworthy

For after all, in that Allegre Pavilion, my dear Rita, you were but a crowd of glorified bourgeois. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

I turned from the awful ruin of the Golden City, and, after great exertion, succeeded in extricating myself from its enclosure. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Wilkie Collins We had some money, you know, left, after that last private-theatrical party, where they treated us so generously. Mr Wray’s Cash Box by Wilkie Collins [1852]

A freckled peasant, stooping, strode into the hut after her. Mother by Maksim Gorky

George Meredith She was flushed, and had thinned her lips for utterance of a desperate thing, after the first severe formalities. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

Edith Wharton Instantly the boys stood to attention, and the red-haired child, quiet as a mouse, slipped into the lift after the stout lady, and shot up out of sight. The Children by Edith Wharton [1928]

It sounds rather like an adventuress talking in this way, but, after all, if he makes me Lady Braddock I can give him enough money to let him realize his desire of getting the mummy back. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

E. Phillips Oppenheim There was a complete absence of news, which puzzled everyone except the man who sat working at his desk or in his chart room hour after hour. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

Page after page, advert after advert. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell