Phrases with "afternoon"

But afternoon tea was her privileged hour — the time at which she wore her prettiest frock, and forgot to regret her inferiority to Lesbia in all the graces of womanhood. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

George Gissing The ladies were crossing Kew Green; doubtless they would enter the Gardens to spend the afternoon there. Will Warburton by George Gissing [1903]

D. H. Lawrence On the Sunday afternoon she stood at her bedroom window, looking across at the oak-trees of the wood, in whose branches a twilight was tangled, below the bright sky of the afternoon. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

In consequence, he departed speedily, and I spent the afternoon wondering whether he would return before the day ended, or leave me to the endurance of a night of suspense. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

This afternoon his assistance was invited in similar cases. A Second Coming by Richard Marsh [1900]

D. H. Lawrence This afternoon it was the gipsy camp. The Virgin and the Gypsy by D. H. Lawrence

George Gissing One afternoon she was resting in the room at the hotel, whilst Quarrier went about the town on some business or other. Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing [1891]

It was the “ghost’s wife,” the woman who had so troubled Madge, who had done her best that afternoon to keep her outside the house. Tom Ossington’s Ghost by Richard Marsh [1898]

Miles Franklin There now! One Sunday afternoon old Bismarck made an unusual commotion and called our attention to another exhibition of driving on the tortuous back track. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

Henry Kingsley Cape after cape stretched away under the afternoon sun, till the last seemed only a dark cloud floating on the sea. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

I recollect — oh, donkey’s years ago — I used to sometimes go to ‘Yde Park of a Sunday afternoon to ’ear the blokes making speeches. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

By the way, the French boat leaves to-morrow afternoon for Singapore. You have booked your passage, of course?” I nodded assent, and she continued — “You must board her alone. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]

Edward Bellamy Every quarter contained large open squares filled with trees, among which statues glistened and fountains flashed in the late afternoon sun. Looking Backward From 2000 to 1887 by Edward Bellamy

John Galsworthy It was on Campden Hill. He had been terribly anxious to know Clare’s opinion of it, and she had spent a Sunday afternoon going over it with him. Over the River by John Galsworthy

Edith Wharton I’ll come in again this afternoon to settle what we’d better do about Paris. . The Children by Edith Wharton [1928]

But I came to tell you that — that — have you seen the afternoon papers?” “No, nor any papers for a week. Serapion by Francis Stevens

The afternoon had been very oppressive, and the horses were greatly disinclined to exert themselves, though my mare went very well. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

Naturally the fact that I was working with her husband threw me more into Mrs. Mayhew’s society: twice or so a week I had to spend the afternoon with her, and the constraint irked me. My Life and Loves by Frank Harris

I had only arrived that afternoon from Melbourne, and, as we had not met for more than three years, it may be easily imagined that we had much to say to each other. The Phantom Stockman by Guy Boothby

He had stayed the whole afternoon in Schomberg’s hotel, mainly for the purpose of finding out something about her. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

Emily Dickinson The butterfly’s assumption-gown, In chrysoprase apartments hung,   This afternoon put on. Poems by Emily Dickinson

Margaret Oliphant But when the afternoon closes in at four o’clock, and the candles are lighted shortly after, the night is long. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

And apparently I was right, as I learned one afternoon when, having finished his round, he came and sat down on the chair by my bedside to talk to me. Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

F. Scott Fitzgerald One afternoon when there were only three days left of her visit Bernice was waiting in the hall for Warren, with whom she was going to a bridge party. Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

George Meredith At four he dressed for afternoon parade. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Listen in to wireless this afternoon or evening. Marauders by Night by Arthur Gask [1951]

Virginia Woolf But the light of the late afternoon glowed green behind the straight trees, and became a symbol of her. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

George Gissing One Monday afternoon at the end of October—three months had gone by since the trial—Waymark carried his rents to St. John Street Road as usual. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

Willa Cather She had my room so reeking of a song this afternoon that I couldn’t stay there. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

In the late afternoon I dragged Wardlaw out for a walk. Prester John by John Buchan

Edith Wharton Of all this Justine was thinking as she drove down Fifth Avenue one January afternoon to meet her husband at the Grand Central station. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

This almighty aristocrat came to Pierside on the same afternoon as I cast anchor. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

H. G. Wells Mr. Polly spent a critical but pleasant Sunday afternoon in a back seat, inventing such phrases as: “Soulful Owner of the Exorbiant Largenial Development.”— An Adam’s Apple being in question. The History of Mr. Polly by H. G. Wells [1910]

One afternoon the Sympson family were gone out to take a carriage airing. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

Anthony Trollope At four o’clock on that Sunday afternoon Lord Fawn was closeted with Lady Eustace. The “closeting” consisted simply in the fact that Miss Macnulty was not present. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Sometimes the foreman gave me an afternoon off on Saturdays, and though the days were long the work was not always constant, and was never very severe. My Literary Passions by William Dean Howells

George Gissing It being Sunday afternoon the number of funerals was considerable; even to bury their dead the toilers cannot lose a day of the wage week. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

E. F. Benson About the lawn with the scars imprinted on its velvet surface by the happy heels of the school-children whom she had entertained for an afternoon of tea and frolics. Lucia's Progress by E. F. Benson [1935]

Henry James The bright French afternoon waned without bringing them back, yet Mr. Dosson still revolved about the court till he might have been taken for a valet de place hoping to pick up custom. The Reverberator by Henry James [1888]

H. G. Wells It was Christmas Eve. I had no time to change out of my garden clothes and I threw some things into a handbag and went off in a fly to Folkestone Pier to catch the afternoon boat. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

That afternoon she had laid her hand in that of Orlando Brotherson, and wished him well. Initials Only by Anna Katharine Green

I heard this afternoon from a man in Operations that G.H.Q. was perfectly satisfied. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

That afternoon we had planned taking our tea on the terrace for the advantage of looking at the sunset light on the mountains, but suddenly great black clouds blotted it out. Familiar Spanish Travels by William Dean Howells

Judge of our feelings on reading in an afternoon paper, purchased on board previous to sailing, that the occupants of our bed had been found in the morning with their throats cut from ear to ear. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

Henry Handel Richardson In the early afternoon they set off again, revived and refreshed. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

Gaston Leroux This afternoon Koupriane appeared very nervous. The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux [1913]

Anthony Trollope It was quite out of the question that she should be the first to announce George’s return, when she had been twice warned on that Sunday afternoon not to think of him. The Golden Lion of Granpere by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope That afternoon Frank took a long walk by himself over the mountains, nearly to the cottage and back again; and on his return was informed that Lady Eustace was ill, and had gone to bed. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

E. Phillips Oppenheim Towards afternoon the wind rises, and from my bed I can see the tree-tops bending and swaying, and the leaves flying in showers past the window. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Ford Madox Ford They only reached us from Etaples at five this afternoon without blankets or ring papers. No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

Lucy Maud Montgomery Carrie Sloane cried into her grammar all the afternoon and felt that life was not worth living. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

Margaret Oliphant It was the afternoon when he got back, and everything within him had fallen into an afternoon dreariness. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

One afternoon the advance agent of the Hatherly Minstrels came into my room and threw down his card. My Life and Loves by Frank Harris

Bram Stoker This afternoon she made a funny remark. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

A November afternoon found Leithen and myself jogging homeward from a run with the Heythrop. It had been a wretched day. Fullcircle by John Buchan [1920]

George Gissing This afternoon he showed a front all amiability. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

But now that Sunday afternoon had come, she felt that she could safely relax into convalescence. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

Kate Chopin When she knocked at Mademoiselle Reisz’s door one afternoon there was no response; so unlocking the door, as usual, she entered and found the apartment deserted, as she had expected. The Awakening by Kate Chopin

The doctor urged Helene to spend the afternoon occasionally in his garden in the Rue Vineuse. “My wife,” said he, “must return your visit, and she will in person repeat my invitation. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

He was talking to Janet Cardiff at one of Lady Halifax’s afternoon teas a fortnight later, when their hostess advanced toward them interrogatively. A Daughter of To-Day by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1894]

The Mothers met every Wednesday afternoon to have tea and do some charitable sewing while Dorothy read aloud to them. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

Edith Wharton That afternoon I left for Frascati, where I’d promised to spend the Sunday with some friends. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

That afternoon at supper there was one mouth less. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Willa Cather Her cot was beside the south window, and on Wednesday afternoon she lay thinking about the Harsanyis, about old Mr. Nathanmeyer, and about how she was missing Fred Ottenburg’s visits to the studio. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

The morning had been fairly bright, but the afternoon was cold, foggy, and dreary in the extreme. The Red Rat’s Daughter by Guy Boothby [1899]

Edith Wharton She told me to say that if you didn’t mind turning up again this afternoon late, she’ll be ready to answer any questions. Here and Beyond by Edith Wharton [1926]

Robert Louis Stevenson All afternoon we sat together, mostly in silence, watching my lord’s door. The Master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson

Anthony Trollope But on the previous afternoon he had received at his club another letter, the nature of which was not so agreeable. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

H. G. Wells And Nannie was amazed to find the afternoon slip cheerfully and rapidly away. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

There we forgathered in the summer evenings and of a Saturday afternoon in winter, and told mighty tales of our prowess and flattered our silly hearts. Prester John by John Buchan

The afternoon was well spent before they reached a spot which they considered favourable for a camp. ’Long Live the King!’ by Guy Boothby [1900]

George Borrow The afternoon was exceedingly fine, and the bright rays of the sun relieved the desolation of the scene. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

Arthur Conan Doyle All afternoon and late into the evening he sat lost in tobacco and thought. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle [1902]

Miles Franklin His wife sat the whole afternoon in the one place, saying and doing nothing. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

That afternoon Ransome brought me up a cup of tea, and while waiting there, tray in hand, he remarked in the exactly right tone of sympathy: “You are holding out well, sir. The Shadow Line by Joseph Conrad [1917]

Arnold Bennett Even the madness of Sophia did not weaken her longing to comfort Sophia. That afternoon there was a search for Sophia, whom no one had seen since dinner. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Wilkie Collins I am going to travel this afternoon by your train. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

D. H. Lawrence On the Sunday afternoon he went to Keston to meet Clara at the station. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

D. H. Lawrence On Friday afternoon great basketfuls of buns and cakes were taken into the schools, and great pitchers of milk, the school children had what they wanted. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Ford Madox Ford And she had exclaimed: ‘You really mean that my husband, Captain Tietjens, spent yesterday afternoon in examining twenty-nine thousand toe-nails . No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

I don’t believe there was a thought in any one’s mind that afternoon of the enemy. A Day of Pleasure by Ellen Wood [1872]

Arnold Bennett Late on another Saturday afternoon in the following March, when Darius had been ill nearly two years, he and Edwin and Albert were sitting round the remains of high tea together in the dining-room. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

He consented to do so, and that afternoon we chartered a carriage and drove out. The Black Lady of Brin Tor by Guy Boothby

Sinclair Lewis But why so grouchy?” “Oh, I’ve just had an afternoon of girl freshmen who couldn’t make up their minds whether they wanted to be scholars or women or have careers. Gideon Planish by Sinclair Lewis

It all began because one Saturday afternoon at Morphettville I won the double on the hurdles and the steeple. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

Arthur Conan Doyle From morn till midday, and from afternoon till night, we drilled and drilled until in very truth the shouting of the orders and the clatter of the arms became wearisome to our ears. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

Henry James A large gravelled platform stretches itself before the basement of the palace, taking the afternoon sun. A Passionate Pilgrim by Henry James [1871]

The afternoon had been stormy, and the rays of the setting sun shone redly on the turbid and rushing waters of the bay. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Anthony Trollope Charley, therefore, in spite of his misfortunes, was ready with his manuscript when Saturday afternoon arrived, and, according to agreement, met Norman at the railway station. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

E. T. A. Hoffmann Louis was in the habit of spending the afternoon in Madame de Maintenon’s salons, and also despatching state business therewith his ministers until a late hour at night. Mademoiselle De Scudéri by E. T. A. Hoffmann

John Galsworthy If he didn’t look out, Fleur would come to know all about that old disgrace! Unpleasant things! They were round him this afternoon like a swarm of bees! “I don’t like it!” he said. To Let by John Galsworthy

H. G. Wells The flight next day from Welilikje Luki to Moscow, flying low and eastward in afternoon sunshine, was particularly golden and lovely. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

E. Phillips Oppenheim I will tell you as much as this, therefore: At the coroner’s inquest tomorrow afternoon I shall answer publicly any questions asked me as to Mr. Jesson’s financial position. The Man Without Nerves by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Every Sunday afternoon he attempted to read sermons to the whole school assembled; and every Sunday afternoon the whole school assembled shouted him down. Eminent Victorians by Lytton Strachey

Arthur Machen But always that hot day, that burning afternoon of her childhood when she had first looked consciously on the grey image in the wood, remained not a memory, but a sensation. Holy Terrors by Arthur Machen

Julian Hawthorne As I helped her out she looked me sadly in the face, and said: “‘Come to me to-morrow afternoon — for the last time. Calbot’s Rival by Julian Hawthorne

The afternoon wore on — the sun declined upon the western horizon, and still no wind came. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]

H. G. Wells He suffered from indigestion now nearly every afternoon in his life, but as he lacked introspection he projected the associated discomfort upon the world. The History of Mr. Polly by H. G. Wells [1910]

As if this were just another afternoon and Brat just another visitor. Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey

One day when mother and I came to afternoon tea at your place you showed me some of your weapons — the knife amongst them. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

That afternoon I took my watch as a matter of course. The Shadow Line by Joseph Conrad [1917]

Early afternoon tea was served in the lounge, and Polkinghorne was so overcome with emotion that he had to retire and was seen no more. The Poisoned Goblet by Arthur Gask [1935]

She placed me in the corner of the sofa, and I spent the afternoon in her conversation, with the greatest pleasure in the world. Letters from Turkey by Mary Wortley Montagu [1725]

One sunny autumn afternoon a child strayed away from its rude home in a small field and entered a forest unobserved. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

Arthur Conan Doyle He took to his bed on Wednesday afternoon and has never moved since. His Last Bow by Arthur Conan Doyle [1917]

Thomas Hardy A Saturday afternoon in November was approaching the time of twilight, and the vast tract of unenclosed wild known as Egdon Heath embrowned itself moment by moment. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Edith Wharton They had not met since their Sunday afternoon walk at Bellomont, and that episode was still so vivid to her that she could hardly believe him to be less conscious of it. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

Virginia Woolf That afternoon on the heath — it was then — then —” He broke off; he did not tell her what had happened then. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

Arnold Bennett His plans were no further advanced; indeed they were put back, for this Saturday afternoon vigil in the shop would be in some sort a symbolic temporary defeat for him. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Isabella Bird After staying some little time with my friends at Toronto, I went to pay a visit to some friends at Hamilton. The afternoon was very windy and stormy. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

The afternoon with Jonathan had, when he left, renewed in him the tide of masculine friendship. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

F. Scott Fitzgerald By that time the lady would have forgotten Gable and the afternoon would be over. The Pat Hobby Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1941]

Rudyard Kipling If you want more horrors, Superintendent Lamb will take you round with him to-morrow afternoon at five. City of Dreadful Night by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

I shall come down this afternoon —early. The Fourth Estate by Ambrose Bierce

D. H. Lawrence The afternoon of the third day another abatement into light rain, so Richard pulled on thick boots and went out to the shore. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Sarah Orne Jewett I saw he had forgotten his guest, and I kept the afternoon watch with him. The Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett [1896]

Henry Handel Richardson After he had had dinner, and had looked through the newspapers, the temptation was strong to go to Louise, and spend the hot afternoon hours at her side. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

D. H. Lawrence It was a wonderful journey on the Saturday afternoon home — sunny, busy, lovely. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Charles Dickens On a lightly-snowing afternoon she arrived at the usual corner. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

H. G. Wells Every afternoon he discovered afresh that life as a whole and every aspect of life that presented itself was “beastly. The History of Mr. Polly by H. G. Wells [1910]

Every afternoon she went down into the garden with Jeanne. A place was assigned her against the first elm on the right. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

Lupin then said: “It may distress you — in fact, I’m sure it will — but this afternoon I have given up my pony and trap for ever. The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith

Henry Kingsley The afternoon was darkening as he turned his steps northwards, and began to walk rapidly, with scowling face and compressed lips. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

Robert Louis Stevenson I was soon in shadow myself, but the afternoon sun still coloured the upmost boughs of the wood, and made a fire over my head in the autumnal foliage. Essays of Travel by Robert Louis Stevenson

Not only that — but he was in the wood that Sunday afternoon and saw everything which happened. The Storm Breaks by Arthur Gask [1949]

Sinclair Lewis She rarely spoke of Orchid, but she could tell (or nervously he thought she could tell) when he had spent an afternoon with the child. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

Edith Wharton But I say it’s because she hates missing her Saturday afternoon at the movies. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

That drizzling Good Friday afternoon at Miss Deveen’s, long ago, and Helen smuggling up the old lady from downstairs to tell her fortune. A Day in Briar Wood by Ellen Wood [1877]

Anthony Trollope The afternoon was very sad and dreary. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

H.P. Lovecraft As we dismissed and overpaid our local bodyguard and drove back to Cairo with Abdul Reis under the afternoon sun, we half regretted the omission we had made. Imprisoned with the Pharaohs by H.P. Lovecraft [1924]

Elizabeth Gaskell This afternoon her unconsciousness gave present pain, although on after reflection each found in her speeches a cause of rejoicing. A Dark Night’s Work by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

It was between four and five upon a delicious July afternoon that Lady Kirkbank and her charge came on board. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

But on an afternoon like to-day’s she was entirely at her ease. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Now let me see,” he reflected, “what would be the easiest way to arrange this? You had better catch your train this afternoon and let your people know our plans. The Glenlitten Murder by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1929]

The afternoon was very sultry, and I went down to the bathing beach for a swim. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

H. G. Wells I do remember, though, how one afternoon I discovered the peculiar appeal of her form for me. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

D. H. Lawrence The afternoon was declining, the bus pelted on at a great rate. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

Willa Cather In her reply to his note Lady Mary named an afternoon when she would be alone. The Troll Garden by Willa Cather [1905]

Nathaniel Hawthorne I walk this afternoon in the Borghese grounds. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

Edith Wharton Upton had opened all the shutters, and the afternoon light flowed softly in. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

Henry James That afternoon Olive Chancellor came out of her house and wandered for a long time upon the shore. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

Willa Cather Everything took an unreasonably long time, and the afternoon was half gone when he put me and my trunk down at the foot of the Black Canyon trail. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather [1925]

Henry Handel Richardson The afternoon before, an odd thing happened. The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

The afternoon sun was shining in all his glory, birds were singing, flickering lights and shadows playing on the grassy banks. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

D. H. Lawrence He had Wednesday afternoon off to go to the Art School — Miss Jordan’s provision — returning in the evening. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

D. H. Lawrence He built a shelter of hurdles interlaced with brushwood, and in the sunny afternoon we collected piles of bracken, browning to the ruddy winter-brown now. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

The afternoon after he arrived, an applicant came into the surgery with her daughter. A Tale of Sin by Ellen Wood [1870]

Then when he began to get really better, Lady Marley came every morning and afternoon to spend some time with him. The Judgment of Larose by Arthur Gask [1934]

George Gissing On an afternoon at the end of October, Samuel Barmby, returned from business, found Miss. Morgan having tea with his sisters. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

An afternoon in Dieppe had meant fun and holiday-making. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Robert Louis Stevenson From an early hour a stranger will be impressed by the number of drunken men; and by afternoon drunkenness has spread to the women. Edinburgh Picturesque Notes by Robert Louis Stevenson

Two days later I had to be at Gloucester for the Agricultural Show. When I was dressing for dinner in the evening Mary was full of the visitors she had had that afternoon at tea. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

On Saturdays Rhinegold’s paper-box factory closed at 3 P. M. On one such afternoon Anna and Maggie walked homeward together. The Four Million by O. Henry [1906]

Sigmund Freud Herr K. had made an arrangement with her and his wife that they should meet him one afternoon at his place of business in the principal square of B—— so as to have a view of a church festival. Fragment of an Analysis of a Case of Hysteria by Sigmund Freud [1905]

She stood thus for a long time, as she had done on that wet October afternoon of Rorie’s home-coming; but no rakish horse came swinging round the curve of the carriage-drive. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Gertrude Stein Yesterday afternoon was a holiday. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

M. R. James One very fine afternoon found him busily writing at three o’clock. Collected Ghost Stories by M. R. James

G. K. Chesterton The afternoon was already deepening into evening, and the titanic shadows of the poplars lengthened over a third of the landscape. The Man Who Knew Too Much by G. K. Chesterton

Rudyard Kipling But you have heard this afternoon a little of the history of your profession. A Book of Words by Rudyard Kipling [1928]

D. H. Lawrence One Saturday afternoon Agatha and Miriam were upstairs dressing. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

But he had come out this afternoon to Leys to see Catherine Lux, and his eyes followed her round like an eager dog’s. Miss Pym Disposes by Josephine Tey

H. Rider Haggard After this the afternoon wore drearily on, and towards evening, there still being no signs of Flossie, our anxiety grew very keen. Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard

It was an ideal afternoon, verging towards evening; an afternoon of golden lights and broken shadows, of vivid greens in shady places. Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley [1889]

Henry James He formed such a habit now of going to see her of a Sunday afternoon that he was angry when she went out of town. The Liar by Henry James [1888]

H. Rider Haggard Next second the dark closed in, and the carriage had vanished like a dream in the direction of Isleworth. Angela shivered; the dark afternoon seemed to have grown darker to her. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

George Gissing She did not feel able to call and see Letty. There was an afternoon postal delivery at Wanley, and the postman had just left the Manor as Adela returned. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

In the early afternoon the chief and many of the men accompanied us across the ford, and we parted with mutual expressions of good will. Among the Tibetans by Isabella L. Bird [1894]

Frances Hodgson Burnett One afternoon Feather swept him, with one or two others, into the sitting-room with the round window in which flowers grew. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Various things had happened — nothing, however, of any particular importance; only the usual round of parish jobs that filled up Dorothy’s afternoon and evening. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

Arnold Bennett Darius too had taken his Saturday afternoon for a leisurely visit to the house, and somehow he must have encountered Mrs Hamps, and brought her with him to view. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Willa Cather Couldn’t Langtry see it was a draw, that they had both been beaten? On Monday afternoon St. Peter mounted to his study and lay down on the box-couch, tired out with his day at the university. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather [1925]

Arthur Morrison On Wednesday afternoon a man called about taking the house, and returned in the evening, when old Jack was home. Tales of Mean Streets by Arthur Morrison

Lunch time came and went, and the afternoon began to wane, finding me tired and disspirited at lack of success. The Secret of the Sandhills by Arthur Gask [1921]

Skinner came back from the Dodds’ that miserable afternoon in a state of genuine agitation and regret. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Edith Wharton The afternoon light, slowly veering, left in shadow first one group of roofs and towers, then another; the cloud-masses faded into twilight. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

H. Rider Haggard One afternoon — it was Christmas Eve — Angela went down the village to see Pigott, now comfortably established in the house her long departed husband had left her. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

M. P. Shiel Early on the fifth afternoon Cobby, in a spotless shirt, made for the royal gate. Children of the Wind by M. P. Shiel [1923]

Tiny, as it turned out later, had spent the whole afternoon in the village, saying good-by to her friends there. Tiny Luttrell by E. W. Hornung [1893]

Edith Wharton On such an afternoon Charity Royall lay on a ridge above a sunlit hollow, her face pressed to the earth and the warm currents of the grass running through her. Summer by Edith Wharton [1917]

George Gissing In nothing is the English genius for domesticity more notably declared than in the institution of this festival—almost one may call it so—of afternoon tea. The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft by George Gissing [1902]

Guinevere crossed the room to shake hands, and the afternoon light enabled them to take stock of each other properly. Into the Outer Darkness by Guy Boothby

Henry James The December fog (the afternoon was very dusky) seemed to pervade the muffled rooms, and her ladyship’s pink lamplight to waste itself in the brown atmosphere. The Path Of Duty by Henry James [1884]

Frances Hodgson Burnett She was to go to Lady Etynge’s house to tea sine afternoon and be shown the rooms prepared for Helene. She thought the mother charming. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

George Gissing And on Sunday afternoon I was on the point of setting forth to pay this visit, when in came Pomfret. He wore a surly look, and kicked clumsily against the furniture as he crossed the room. Christopherson by George Gissing

Anthony Trollope If John Bowden would walk his five miles an hour on a Sunday afternoon he wouldn’t have the gout so often. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

All afternoon he had been thinking of her. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

George Gissing This afternoon (Friday) I return to London, but you know my address there. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Edith Wharton Tolby and Savignac were to come that afternoon to hear him read the first chapters of his new novel: “Colossus”. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

George Gissing On an afternoon when Mrs Warricombe and her daughters were alone, the Rev. Bruno Chilvers made a call. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

The manager of Wallandoon was harder at work that afternoon than any man on the run. Tiny Luttrell by E. W. Hornung [1893]

George Meredith The first of a series of letters containing shameless realistic caricatures was handed to him the afternoon following. The Case of General Ople and Lady Camper by George Meredith [1877]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Then comes the afternoon with the journey fading and dying, but quickening again at the end. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Henry James One afternoon less than a week after Madame Merle’s departure she was seated in the library with a volume to which her attention was not fastened. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

ONE afternoon about three weeks after the mysterious happening to Benjamin Husson, a young woman came out of Professor Starbank’s rooms, looking as if she had been crying. The Tragedy of the Silver Moon by Arthur Gask [1940]

Thomas Hardy This was the first of a series of moral lectures or Sermons on the Mount, which were to be delivered from the same place every Sunday afternoon as long as the fine weather lasted. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Then I sent for my head chauffeur, the one who was with the car that afternoon upon the sands, and he was back before noon, with everything arranged. The Poisoned Goblet by Arthur Gask [1935]

That afternoon he asked Lady Hake if she would spare him the day off on the morrow, as he wanted to go up to town to buy an engagement ring for Elsie Bane, and he was told he could be spared. The Beachy Head Murder by Arthur Gask [1941]

George Gissing One afternoon she returned from walking on the Chelsea Embankment, and, on reaching the drawing-room door, which was ajar, heard a voice that made her stand still. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

Theodore Dreiser There was a sudden Saturday afternoon marriage, a runaway day to Milwaukee, a return to the studio now to be fitted out for two, and then kisses, kisses, kisses until love was satisfied or eased. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Still, I managed to get in an occasional Saturday afternoon at the races, and from time to time to take a girl out to a cheap dinner in Soho and a cinema afterwards. The Beachy Head Murder by Arthur Gask [1941]