Phrases with "afterwards"

Ever afterwards when he went up-stream in the spring to be caught, he adopted this plan. Cobwebs from an Empty Skull by Ambrose Bierce [1874]

H. G. Wells And afterwards they jes’ got desp’rite and savige. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

He, too, had his own perplexities, which made him wipe his forehead repeatedly; afterwards he used to spread his red bandanna handkerchief over his knees. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

M. P. Shiel A few minutes afterwards Margaret, who had found no Frankl at the towing-path, came home to the ghastliest amazement throughout Thring, so that sleep overcame the village only toward morning. The Lord of the Sea by M. P. Shiel [1901]

Leslie Stephen Then he was taken up by Lord Tyrconnel, but abandoned by him after a violent quarrel; he afterwards called himself a volunteer laureate, and received a pension of 50l. Samuel Johnson by Leslie Stephen [1878]

Maria Edgeworth What afterwards became of Lady Anne and of her mother this night, I do not distinctly recollect. Harrington by Maria Edgeworth

D. H. Lawrence But afterwards always a little ashamed. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

Soon afterwards the failure of his publisher involved him in difficulties which, combined with his delicate health, made the remainder of his life a continual struggle. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

Andrew Lang He had a sister’s son o’s ain Was large o’ blood and bane And afterwards when he came up, Young Edward hecht his name. Sir Walter Scott and the Border Minstrelsy by Andrew Lang [1910]

As dog fanciers say of hunting dogs, “I had tasted blood and could never afterwards forget the scent of it. My Life and Loves by Frank Harris

Bram Stoker Shortly afterwards she fought and wounded a man, M. de Servan, who had affronted a woman. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

Ford Madox Ford Mrs Wannop was talking to him now, he did not know what she said; he never knew afterwards what he had answered. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

The theatricals certainly were a great success, mainly owing to the splendid acting of young Carr, who became afterwards a more special object of favor even than he was before. The Danvers Jewels by Mary Cholmondeley [1886]

Thomas Hardy Shortly afterwards Stephen came upstairs to his bedroom, and was almost immediately followed by her father, who also retired for the night. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

He met him afterwards in his old form. The Book of Were-Wolves by S. Baring-Gould [1865]

Walter Besant When afterwards I rebuked her, she acknowledged that she could not tell him what she read, so bad and unlucky it was. Dorothy Forster by Walter Besant [1884]

Mrs. Gaskell There was a little sad expression that shadowed her face as she recognised me; but immediately afterwards she tried to give me her usual smile. Cranford by Mrs. Gaskell [1851-3]

For some days afterwards she was very ill indeed. Featherston’s Story by Ellen Wood [1889]

Charles Dickens First, with her left hand she jammed the loaf hard and fast against her bib — where it sometimes got a pin into it, and sometimes a needle, which we afterwards got into our mouths. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

Richard Burton About five hours afterwards we crossed a high ridge, and saw below us the camp of the Caravan, not more than two miles distant. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

I afterwards understood that blood is used in making up the blocks. Among the Tibetans by Isabella L. Bird [1894]

Thomas Hardy Shortly afterwards Christine heard her retire to her chamber. A Changed Man by Thomas Hardy [1913]

Shortly afterwards he was informed—first by her father, and then by herself—that she did not intend ever to return to him. Byron by John Nichol [1880]

He was handsome before my foot came down; afterwards — Well, it is enough he never called me Dough-face again. The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green

Henry James He usually paid for it by meeting immediately afterwards Waymarsh’s eye. The Ambassadors by Henry James [1903]

George Eliot How numerous the mob was, no one ever knew: many inhabitants afterwards were ready to swear that there must have been at least two thousand rioters. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

John Lewis Burckhard A great Faky afterwards came in, whose arrival was the signal for reciting the Koran in loud songs, in the manner customary in the east, in which I joined them. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

The plates were published by E. Grattan in eight monthly parts at a shilling each, and were afterwards sold in volume form at nine shillings. Old Coloured Books by George Paston [1905]

It required four bottles of wine to drown that blessed stewed veal, which went down like cream, but which afterwards lit up a regular conflagration in one’s stomach. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Buddle in the hall afterwards declined breakfast — he had a board to attend. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

To this I freely consented, and had the satisfaction afterwards to learn, that I was held up as the pattern of a good mourner. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier

Andrew Lang Soon afterwards the Troll came, and he was so large and stout that he was forced to go sideways to get through the door. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

H. G. Wells My father ended his days in a little house at Liss which I was able to rent and afterwards to buy for him, and my mother and my elder brother joined him there. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

William Makepeace Thackeray Thus, had it not been for the weakness of a woman, I should have been born to the possession of those very estates which afterwards came to me by merit, as you shall hear. The Memoires of Barry Lyndon by William Makepeace Thackeray [1852]

Her father-in-law went up, held the light to Linton’s face, looked at him, and touched him; afterwards he turned to her. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

Henry Adams The bit of practical teaching he afterwards reviewed with most curiosity was the course in Chemistry, which taught him a number of theories that befogged his mind for a lifetime. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Then he told of the arrest, of the finding of the two lots of notes in the car and the discoveries he had made afterwards both in the prisoner’s room and in the garage. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

Thomas Hardy Thus the receipt of it pleased her, and she afterwards walked about with a reflective air. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

Walter Scott In Fife, and other countries, where the presbyterian doctrines prevailed, many gentlemen disobeyed this order, and were afterwards severely fined. The Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border by Walter Scott [1802-1803]

Canada was then entirely French, and the British only came afterwards . Queen Victoria by Lytton Strachey

Henry James At the moment they were powerful enough; but they afterwards faded away. The Diary of a Man of Fifty by Henry James [1879]

M. Poyntz. A few minutes afterwards I was in Mrs. Poyntz’s drawing-room. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

Immediately afterwards he purchased a captaincy in the King’s Hussars for his son, which cost him 3500l. Sir Walter Scott by Richard H. Hutton [1878]

Leona was angry with herself afterwards for this distraction. Her Father’s Name by Florence Marryat [1878]

Arthur Conan Doyle It was judged afterwards that this prompt retribution prevented the offender from having time to realise the enormity of his offence. The Mystery of Cloomber by Arthur Conan Doyle [1889]

Anthony Trollope Of course I cannot be the same afterwards as I was before. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

These rivals, we afterwards found, were the M. B.‘s. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

So the old gentleman gets no further, and what the schoolmaster’s niece said afterwards (which he is always going to tell) is lost to posterity. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

Andrew Lang Shortly afterwards she took leave of her sister, declaring that she could never forgive herself for not having come near her all this time, and that she would now begin to make amends for her neglect. The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

George Eliot But afterwards the other people must know, and she could no more rush on that shame than she could rush on death. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

John Lewis Burckhard It is a custom with caravans always to rest during the mid-day hours, when they dine, and sleep afterwards for a couple of hours. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

I afterwards found that he had done the same to his own, but I did not hear him doing it. The Black Mask by E. W. Hornung [1901]

Henry James He was silent a while, and then he said, with a certain dryness which Valentin told him afterwards had a very grand air, “I am much obliged to you. The American by Henry James [1877]

John Hill Burton But if the same discipline can be accomplished by instruction in subjects more likely to be afterwards made practically available by the pupil, there would be undoubted economy in the change. Introduction to the Study of the Works of Jeremy Bentham by John Hill Burton

D. H. Lawrence Her health was not good now, and there had come that ivory pallor into her face which he never noticed, and which afterwards he never forgot. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

He deposed that he had come to the house on the preceding evening, and had been given some supper, and was afterwards permitted to sleep among the hay in one of the lofts. The Evil Guest by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Thomas Hardy In another minute she had another opportunity, and blew him another; afterwards blowing him one a third time. Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy [1895]

G. K. Chesterton She was a good horsewoman, and the accident which handicapped her for so many years afterwards happened to her when she was riding. Robert Browning by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

Anthony Trollope It was said afterwards that many of the houses in the neighbourhood of Palace Yard and the Bridge were filled with soldiers; but if so, the men did not show themselves. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Gertrude Stein She had, a servant named Lena and it is her story that Gertrude Stein afterwards wrote as the first story of the Three Lives. The first two years of the medical school were alright. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

Algernon Blackwood An upper wind, far in the higher strata of air, came down an hour or so afterwards and blew into a storm. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

I felt like a king, and as for what might come afterwards I had no more thought than a schoolboy has of his next year’s lessons at the beginning of his holidays. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

Richard Burton From ten to eleven A.M. our course lay southerly over a high table-land, and we afterwards traversed, for five hours and a half, a plain which bore signs of standing water. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Thomas Hardy His course was towards the highway; and a few minutes afterwards the trot of a horse might have been heard upon its frosty surface, lessening till it died away upon the ear. A Changed Man by Thomas Hardy [1913]

In the mean time the sentry on the poop roared out “To arms!” But a rush being made upon him, he fired his piece at random and the instant afterwards was thrown overboard. Ralph Rashleigh by James Tucker

Anthony Trollope He afterwards returned, as the squire’s guest, for a longer sojourn among them, and at the end of the first month had already been accepted as Lily’s future husband. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

T. E. Lawrence While they were strong this falling made them as angry as she-camels could be: afterwards they grew plaintive, and finally afraid. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Willa Cather Then he had supposed the Erlichs were rich people, but he found out afterwards that they were poor. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

E. F. Benson Immediately afterwards it began again, but differently. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

Stephen Lucius Gwynn For many years afterwards the stage tempted him, as a means of earning money, but he never returned to the charge. Thomas Moore by Stephen Lucius Gwynn [1905]

Karl Philipp Moritz He however owned afterwards that it was this very apparent reserve of mine that first gained me his good opinion. Travels in England in 1782 by Karl Philipp Moritz

Charles Dickens They afterwards made two thousand four hundred and seventeen pound ten and sixpence by it. A Holiday Romance by Charles Dickens [1868]

Henry Handel Richardson And afterwards Richard shall tell us more adventures of the early days. The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

E. F. Benson Georgie and Diva and Mrs Padre were the guests at this party: there had been dinner first, a rich elaborate dinner, and bridge afterwards up till midnight. Mapp and Lucia by E. F. Benson [1931]

From being pale it had become ghastly, and his eyes, fixed and fascinated, were gazing into those horrid depths, as if he saw there the horrible fate which afterwards befell him. The Mill Mystery by Anna Katharine Green

He afterwards suppressed public exhibitions in Byzantium, to save the usual State contribution, to the ruin of an almost countless multitude who found their means of support in these entertainments. The Secret History of the Court of Justinian by Procopius [1896]

It happened shortly afterwards that the Lion was caught by some hunters and bound with cords. Fantastic Fables by Ambrose Bierce

A day or so afterwards he took train for Denver and I felt as if the sun had gone out of my life. My Life and Loves by Frank Harris

H. G. Wells And afterwards this place will be examined by those who understand the work that was going on here. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

A few nights afterwards Mrs. Kelly again met the spirit in the same place. The Celtic Twilight by William Butler Yeats [1893]

E. T. A. Hoffmann A few days afterwards I was turned out of the house. The Doge and Dogess by E. T. A. Hoffmann

Anthony Trollope But had this letter been sent it would have been almost impossible for the girl afterwards to extricate herself from its obligations. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

D. H. Lawrence The afterwards — the horrible afterwards. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

Jonathan Swif He died in July 1712, aged eighty-one, and soon afterwards his grandson married Lord Oxford’s daughter. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

E. Phillips Oppenheim Shortly afterwards she disappeared. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

Thomas Hardy Directly afterwards she met people in search of her, and reached the house to find all in serious alarm. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

The same who got drowned afterwards trying to save a lady’s-maid in the Sephora disaster. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle The maid had loved the butler, but had afterwards had cause to hate him. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

G. K. Chesterton It was not until long afterwards that the full horror of the truth burst upon them; the disgraceful truth that I really thought the thing was true. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

The notable charm which the quack had given was afterwards opened, and found to be a piece of parchment covered with some cabalistic characters and signs of the planets. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

William Godwin The story thus briefly told by Michael Scot, afterwards passed through many hands, and was greatly dilated. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

His Imperial Highness afterwards sells them to his subjects on his own account. Travels in Morocco by James Richardson

David Hume If a man be accused of murder, the fact must be proved by witnesses and evidence, and the laws will afterwards determine the punishment of the criminal. Of Eloquence. by David Hume

Thomas Hardy And now say how could I be with you afterwards as I had been before?’ ‘I don’t know at all; I can’t say. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

Samuel Johnson Yet such was his love of lyrics that, having written with great vigour and poignancy his “Epistle to Curio,” he transformed it afterwards into an ode disgraceful only to its author. Lives of the Poets by Samuel Johnson

Confronted with the number of men about, Larose felt his confidence ebbing just a little, and the inspector admitted afterwards that he had been quite sure they were upon a wild goose chase. The Vengeance of Larose by Arthur Gask [1939]

It gave me very well the measure of the old man’s powerlessness in face of his intendant — who was obviously confident of afterwards soothing the resentment. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Andrew Lang Soon afterwards he saw something big coming towards him, darkening the sky. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Sidney Colvin Soon afterwards Rice left, and Brown and Keats then got to work diligently at the task they had set before themselves, that of writing a tragedy suitable for the stage. Keats by Sidney Colvin [1887]

Henry Handel Richardson The wedding — a very quiet affair — took place early one morning in September. The Professor’s hands and feet were ice-cold, both at the civil marriage and afterwards in the church. Two Tales of Old Strasbourg by Henry Handel Richardson

I went round afterwards to have a look at the vegetarian chap. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

I remember leaning over to fend her off, and I also have a good recollection of seeing one of the men--the ship’s doctor I afterwards discovered him to be--step into the boat. The Lust of Hate by Guy Boothby [1898]

Anthony Trollope He would tell his purpose to Lord Chiltern the moment that his purpose was formed — and would afterwards speak of Lord Chiltern behind his back as one dear friend should speak of another. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Besides it he published A Discourse of Western Planting, and he left a vast mass of MS. afterwards used (in far inferior style) by S. Purchas (q. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

William Dampier I afterwards saw some sold at the Nicobars in the East Indies which was of a lighter colour, but very hard, neither had it any smell; and this also I suppose was a cheat. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

It was only afterwards that we found that he had done the same thing to the huntsman a few days later, only the branches were small and broke, instead of braining him or sweeping him off. Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey

He very soon afterwards abandoned the enterprise altogether, and returned to his own country. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

H. G. Wells Then eight years afterwards they met again. A Modern Utopia by H. G. Wells [1905]

H. G. Wells And he could explain afterwards to his friends that the Englishman was clearly a lunatic, deserving pity rather than punishment. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

It turned out afterwards that he’d met them at an inn on the mountains, and helped them to doctor one of their leaders that had been griped. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

M. P. Shiel It was not till long afterwards that this thought occurred to me. Shapes in the Fire by M. P. Shiel [1896]

Mitchinson told me afterwards that with a face grey from pain he drew for him a sketch of our position and told him exactly how near we were to our end . Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Watkin Tench We conjectured that a difference of the tribes to which they belonged might cause the preference; but nothing afterwards happened to strengthen or confirm such a supposition. A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson by Watkin Tench

H. G. Wells But afterwards in solitude I would meditate tremendous conversations and encounters with her. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

Here he acquired an acquaintance with drawing, which he afterwards turned to account in illustrating his comic writings. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

He had but one difference then, he afterwards said in one of his tracts, with his party. Daniel Defoe by William Minto [1879]

Thomas Hardy Near him sat the parson and another gentleman, whom she afterwards learnt to be a London physician; and on the parson whispering a few words the Baron opened his eyes. The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid by Thomas Hardy

Thomas Wolfe George went upstairs, and shortly afterwards he heard Mr. and Mrs. Reade come softly up and go to their room. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Elizabeth Von Arnim In the dim light she saw, as she described the scene afterwards to Miss Cartwright, the ‘Yslups behaving in a way she couldn’t have believed. Mr Skeffington by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1940]

A practitioner in Leith having examined in Dr. Simpson’s house, a portion of the uterus obtained from one of the patients, had immediately afterwards three fatal cases of puerperal fever. The Contagiousness of Puerperal Fever by Oliver Wendell Holmes

Leslie Stephen They were not published till 1723, and are not mentioned by any independent authority till 1722, though Pope afterwards appealed to Burlington as a witness to their earlier composition. Alexander Pope by Leslie Stephen [1880]

Wilkie Collins It had been, in its time, as I afterwards heard, a convent of nuns. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Walter Besant There were omens of bad luck, such as salt-spilling, hearing unlucky words early in the morning, and so forth, which I afterwards remembered. Dorothy Forster by Walter Besant [1884]

The fact shows how deep was the sympathy that Gibbon had for his subject, and that there was a sort of pre-established harmony between his mind and the historical period he afterwards illustrated. Gibbon by James Cotter Morison [1878]

Isabella Bird Soon afterwards the Persian frontier is crossed, the hills increase considerably in size, and mud was exchanged for firm, rough gravel. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Washington Irving A chaplet of white flowers is borne before the corpse by a young girl nearest in age, size, and resemblance, and is afterwards hung up in the church over the accustomed seat of the deceased. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

How little was there left to this old man to make life desirable, and yet how keenly, I afterwards found, he clung to it. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Arthur Conan Doyle I wonder how long we sat! None of us afterwards could agree at all on that point. The Poison Belt by Arthur Conan Doyle [1913]

Anthony Trollope Reginald Morton came to the house, and soon afterwards another little Reginald was born at Bragton Park. This happened as long ago as 1835, twenty years before the death of the old squire. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

Watkin Tench They afterwards heave at each other with pointed twigs. A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson by Watkin Tench

Henry James It was not, however, as you’ve seen, the last of Mrs. Rooth. I met her afterwards in London, and I found her a year or two ago in Venice. She appears to be a great wanderer. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

Charles Stur Mr. Poole subsequently ascertained that the swamp was the head of a little creek falling into the Sandy Lake, where he afterwards terminated his journey. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

Immediately afterwards his ear caught another, and still nearer peal: then another, and another. I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni

H. G. Wells It’s afterwards we’ll make trouble. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

Charles Dickens He was occupied in this diversion when a coach stopped near the door, and presently afterwards there was a loud double-knock. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens [1840]

At least, so he afterwards said, when defending his objection to interpreting the Thames for his sister-in-law’s benefit. A Bride from the Bush by E. W. Hornung [1890]

To conquer was not all; there was afterwards the king’s anger to avoid, for it was not probable that he would ever pardon the death or defeat of his favorites. Chicot the Jester by Alexandre Dumas

Immediately afterwards he sent for the usurper Vitalianus, to whom he had given the most solemn pledges for his safety, and had partaken of the Christian sacrament with him. The Secret History of the Court of Justinian by Procopius [1896]

Andrew Lang And afterwards three weddings were celebrated. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

But afterwards during all that day sudden paroxysms of wonder would come over him in the midst of his occupations. End of the Tether by Joseph Conrad [1902]

Henry Fielding My first endeavors were to make myself head of my company, which Richard I had just published, and soon afterwards I procured myself to be chosen alderman. A journey from this world to the next by Henry Fielding

Anthony Trollope If they had hung me outright it would be almost as reasonable to come and tell me afterwards to shake myself and be again alive. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Frances Hodgson Burnett I kept looking for you afterwards in the crowd. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Augustine Birrell As for his opinions during these years, we can only guess at them from those to which he afterwards gave expression. Andrew Marvell by Augustine Birrell [1905]

I was so pleased with myself that I thought I would have lunch at the Grand Australasian Hotel. I regretted my decision, however, ten minutes afterwards for, to my horror, Judge Cartright walked in. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

Among the few older royal books in the library at Windsor Castle is an embroidered one that belonged to Prince Charles, afterwards Charles ii. English Embroidered Bookbindings by Cyril Davenport [1899]

Anthony Trollope Soon afterwards she took two or three turns with a stout middle-aged gentleman, a Count somebody, who was connected with the German embassy. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Walter Besant His merry laughing face, when the fire lit it up, seemed filled with the joy of wine and song: the poet Anacreon (whose verses he afterwards translated) could not have been more jovial to look upon. Dorothy Forster by Walter Besant [1884]

It was he who first added a “c” to his patronymic and who later prefixed the particle for which the great novelist was afterwards so often reproached. Honore de Balzac by Albert Keim and Louis Lumet [1914]

Of this Coleridge afterwards remarked with justice that its “ideas were better than the language or metre in which they were conveyed. Coleridge by H. D. Traill [1884]

Rudyard Kipling So the Trade lives in the dark and thinks out inconceivable and impossible things which it afterwards puts into practice. Tales of the Trade by Rudyard Kipling

He said he had upwards of twelve hundred accomplices in the crime of witchcraft in various parts of France, whom he named to the king, and many of whom were afterwards arrested and suffered execution. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Henry Handel Richardson Above her lowered head, signs passed between husband and wife, and soon afterwards the family rose from the table. The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson

My letter, I afterwards found, reached Lady Knollys, accompanied by one from Uncle Silas, who said —“Dear Maud apprises me that she has written to tell you something of our movements. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Arthur Conan Doyle Shortly afterwards the steward had occasion to enter the cabin, and found the captain lying across the table quite dead. The Winning Shot by Arthur Conan Doyle

Shortly afterwards we were again en route for the station from which we had started. A First Year in Canterbury Settlement by Samuel Butler

Edward Jenner It would be recorded at the farm, and among the servants themselves wherever they might afterwards be dispersed, that they had all had the cow-pox. On Vaccination Against Smallpox by Edward Jenner

H. Rider Haggard I afterwards learnt that the hooting of an owl is a favourite signal among the Masai tribes. Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard

George Elio Soon afterwards I had an illness which left my health delicate, and made all dissipation distasteful to me. Janet’s Repentance by George Elio

D. H. Lawrence I found out afterwards — she actually told me — she’d got the idea from a sloppy French novel — the Romance of a Poor Young Man. I was the Poor Young Man. “We got married. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

His body was taken there afterwards until they could come and fetch if after dark. The Man of Death by Arthur Gask [1945]

From Persia he made his way back to Messina, and from thence into France. He afterwards passed over into England, still in search of his great chimera; and this occupied four years more of his life. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Charles Dickens LLEWELLYN was the Prince of Wales. He had been on the side of the Barons in the reign of the stupid old King, but had afterwards sworn allegiance to him. A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens [1852]

John Stuart Mill This is the case, when the practice was first adopted, or afterwards kept up, as a means to such ends, and was grounded on experience of the mode in which they could be most effectually attained. The Subjection of Women by John Stuart Mill [1869]

Afterward? What were dim afterwards to me? Grant that I, of all men, had reason to know that the dying body cast forth its spirit as a persistent entity. Serapion by Francis Stevens

If Providence had been on the side of guilt, the circumstances could not have been more favourable for the deception I afterwards played. Agatha Webb by Anna Katharine Green

Walter Scott He afterwards entered into the East India Company’s service, under his mother’s name of Witherington, which concealed the Jacobite and rebel, until these terms were forgotten. The Surgeon’s Daughter by Walter Scott [1827]

Brice, the lawyer, must have known the contents of those wills executed and afterwards destroyed by Haygarth, and may have kept rough draughts, copies, or memoranda of the same. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

William Makepeace Thackeray I was sure my letter was read, for Captain Potzdorff began asking me some days afterwards about my family, and I told him the circumstances pretty truly, all things considered. The Memoires of Barry Lyndon by William Makepeace Thackeray [1852]

Arthur Schopenhauer This is afterwards deducted; for the more we look forward to anything, the less satisfaction we find in it when it comes. Studies in Pessimism by Arthur Schopenhauer

Virginia Woolf Much polish was afterwards bestowed on it, but even in the original it was striking enough. Orlando by Virginia Woolf [1928]

M. R. James The boots was just collecting shoes in the passage: or so we thought: afterwards we were not sure. A Warning to the Curious and other ghost stories by M. R. James

M. R. James After five minutes of conversation Mr Somerton was more his own man, Brown afterwards reported, than he had been for days. Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James

Alfred Ainger The concluding paragraphs of the letter are the only portions that Lamb afterwards thought well to reprint. Charles Lamb by Alfred Ainger [1882]

George Gissing It was the first sarcasm that had ever passed her lips, and as soon as it was spoken she turned to leave the room, fearful lest she might say things which would afterwards degrade her in her own eyes. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Anthony Trollope She was still in her bed and was ill; — but during the scene that occurred afterwards she roused herself. An Eye for an Eye by Anthony Trollope [1879]

But afterwards entertaining us, he brought him into the room with the chorus, finely dressed in his robes and with chaplets on his head, as if he was to contend for the prize. Symposiacs by Plutarch

From what I overheard when I was serving drinks in the lounge afterwards they seemed to think that when he dealt the cards they were too extraordinarily good, every time. Marauders by Night by Arthur Gask [1951]

Oscar Wilde This difficulty was got over at the time, but shortly afterwards he thought it better to go abroad till he could come to some practical arrangement with his creditors. Intentions by Oscar Wilde [1891]

On his lap, as he was always afterwards to remember, was a copy of Burke’s Reflections on the Revolution in France. His mother spoke. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Watkin Tench But lunar empire afterwards lost its credit. A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson by Watkin Tench

Anthony Hope Sapt told me afterwards that he killed a man, and I believe him; but I saw no more of him. The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope

George Borrow Having thus arranged the matter perfectly satisfactorily, as I thought, I partook of a slight supper, and shortly afterwards retired to repose. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

M. P. Shiel Harfager, however, afterwards confided to me his suspicion, that they had, for some purpose, been placed there by the original architect. Shapes in the Fire by M. P. Shiel [1896]

H. Rider Haggard I afterwards discovered that the natives of that wonderful country call these bucks “inco. King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard

Thomas Hardy I will not go into particulars, but I afterwards saw her several times, and soon discovered that the Beloved (as to whose whereabouts I had been at fault so long) lurked here. The Well-Beloved by Thomas Hardy [1897]

H. G. Wells I saw it at the time unseeingly; afterwards it came into my mind as the centre of the whole broad panoramic effect of that afternoon. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

Watkin Tench I afterwards observed that this wound had caused a slight lameness and that she limped in walking. A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson by Watkin Tench

H. G. Wells Instead, therefore, being a woman of great spirit, enterprise and sweetness, she married Godfrey Marayne, afterwards Sir Godfrey Marayne, the great London surgeon. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

Arnold Bennett This treatment was evidently appreciated by George, and always afterwards Edwin conversed with him as with an equal, forbearing from facetiousness. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Charles Dickens Immediately afterwards that woman screamed, fainted, and was carried out. The Trial for Murder by Charles Dickens

Thomas Hughes Supper came in due course at seven o’clock, consisting of bread and cheese and beer, which was all saved for the singing; and directly afterwards the fags went to work to prepare the hall. Tom Brown’s School Days by Thomas Hughes

At any rate I know my pulses were set bounding at quite an unusual rate, and it was a long while afterwards before I could finally get off to sleep. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

Many soldiers were in it also: indeed, as I afterwards found, it was employed as a guard-room by a detachment of troops quartered for that night in the town. The Purcell Papers by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Arthur Conan Doyle Then came the creaking of the rusty lock as he secured the door, and shortly afterwards he passed upstairs to his room. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Buns and beer circulated, meantime, amongst the musicians and church-singers: afterwards the benches were removed, and they were left to unbend their spirits in licensed play. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

H. Rider Haggard She would have let you die in the dark place, and mayhap afterwards she had found a way to slay me, as she found a way to slay my father, and set up Twala, whom her black heart loved, in his place. King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard

Anthony Trollope Soon afterwards Lord George came in and was astonished to find that his letter had brought up the Dean so quickly. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

She was shortly afterwards strangled, and her corpse thrown over the wall into the garden of the convent from whence she had been taken. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Baldwin Spencer Ever afterwards the water at this spot was tinted with a reddish colour; indeed it is so at the present day. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer