Phrases with "always"

Quakers are disqualified from being members of Parliament; nor can they enjoy any post or preferment, because an oath must always be taken on these occasions, and they never swear. Letters on England by Voltaire [1734]

Wilkie Collins Persons with an irritable sense of propriety, whose self-appointed duty it is to be always crying out, are warned to pause before they cry out on this occasion. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

It always amused him to have people explain how much more he would learn if he had eyes. Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah [1914]

I always go ze first class ven upon a journey, as I find I meet ze nicer people zere. Marauders by Night by Arthur Gask [1951]

The criminal is always defeated by an incredible coincidence, or because in some unexplained manner the police know all about the crime beforehand. Raffles and Miss Blandish by George Orwell [1944]

D. H. Lawrence She had always been afraid — always shrunk from the sight of a policeman, as if she were guilty of heaven knows what. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

The fashionable pair lived as much apart as decorum permitted; though Lady Caroline seems to have continued always on good terms with Lady Melbourne, her mother-in-law. Lady Caroline Lamb by Grace and Philip Wharton [1890]

Sinclair Lewis Stacy, who had always been too intent on their games to be self-conscious, was self-conscious enough now. Things by Sinclair Lewis

Arthur Conan Doyle Their numbers were always insignificant. Through the Magic Door by Arthur Conan Doyle [1907]

Jack London Hist, now, between you an’ meself and the stanchion there, this Wolf Larsen is a regular devil, an’ the Ghost’ll be a hell-ship like she’s always ben since he had hold iv her. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

As they returned toward the castle, D’Artagnan thought of the miseries of poor human nature, always dissatisfied with what it has, ever desirous of what it has not. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

Arnold Bennett For she had always dreamt vaguely of an enlarged liberty, of wide interests, and of original activities — such as no woman to her knowledge had ever had. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

Lucy Maud Montgomery Mrs. Lynde says she always feels shocked when she hears of anyone ever having been naughty, no matter how small they were. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

Thomas Hardy The subject was sometimes revived among them, but it always ended with: ‘Considering how ‘a was buried, we can hardly make a job o’t. A Changed Man by Thomas Hardy [1913]

Trans. 13 The word used in the text is always applied to runaway slaves. The Qur'an by translated by E. H. Palmer

Holmes I always loved, and not for his wit alone, which is so obvious to liking, but for those rarer and richer strains of his in which he shows himself the lover of nature and the brother of men. My Literary Passions by William Dean Howells

G. K. Chesterton Thackeray is always looking back to yesterday; Dickens is always looking forward to to-morrow. Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

E. F. Benson If it is, he’s Hermione, who’s always writing about Lucia in the Evening Gazette. Priceless! So you must go across for a few minutes, Georgie, and make certain. Lucia in London by E. F. Benson [1927]

Arnold Bennett It’s always best,” said Edwin. “Is it?” “Yes.” He lifted and pushed the writhing form on to the wall, dislodging a jar, which crashed dully on the ground. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Wilkie Collins Let’s always pull together as brotherly and pleasant as we can. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

Mark Twain A man ought always to have a trade to fall back on. What is Man? and other essays by Mark Twain

G. K. Chesterton Sunday always insists on an early breakfast. The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton

Thomas Hardy She always said that the one feature in his proposal which overcame her hesitation was the obvious purity and straightforwardness of his intentions. Life’s Little Ironies by Thomas Hardy

Sinclair Lewis Here Vida observed, “Yes — well —— Do you know, I’ve always thought that Ray would have made a wonderful rector. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Charles Dickens The beach (we could see it through the wood) looked as it always had done in the hottest time of the day. The Perils of Certain English Prisoners by Charles Dickens [1857]

He was a fine, handsome fellow, always getting into a scrape over Cards, or women, or some such rubbish, and Anson used to help him out of them. Her Father’s Name by Florence Marryat [1878]

D. H. Lawrence The adventure is always lost when the human conscious soul gives way under the stress, fails to keep control, and is submerged. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

F. Scott Fitzgerald Her face was always enough answer for any one, but she decided to speak. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

William Makepeace Thackeray I’m your match now, and, by Jove, provoke me, and I’ll beat you like — like your younger brother always did. The Memoires of Barry Lyndon by William Makepeace Thackeray [1852]

Sinclair Lewis Over a rum swizzle at the Ice House, Sondelius reflected, “I wonder how many men I murder, Martin? When I was disinfecting ships at Antofagasta, always afterward we find two or three stowaways. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

Anthony Trollope So, indeed, were the three last moral essays, which I shall notice in the next chapter; but in truth he had them always in his heart. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

James Joyce It was better never to have sinned, to have remained always a child, for God loved little children and suffered them to come to Him. It was a terrible and a sad thing to sin. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

Algernon Blackwood His face was always to the forest, and when wood was needed he didn’t go farther than was necessary to get it. The Wendigo by Algernon Blackwood [1910]

Wonder if old Patterson is trying to jolly me! He always was full of things he called jokes. Cabbages and Kings by O. Henry [1904]

Edmund Burke In Greek the [Greek: ion] and other diminutive terms are almost always the terms of affection and tenderness. On the Sublime and Beautiful by Edmund Burke [1757]

Edith Wharton I’ve always promised to take Anne, some day when she’s going on to Washington.” Kate’s heart gave a sharp downward plunge. The Mother’s Recompense by Edith Wharton [1925]

H. Rider Haggard But she married him for all that, to feel that till she died that glance was always playing round her like a rapier in the hands of a skilled fencer. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

Mark Twain As is always the fashion at sea, the passengers shortly began to pick up sailor terms — a sign that they were beginning to feel at home. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Guy de Maupassan The youthful countenance is very charming, but it is always a trifle commonplace. Strong as Death by Guy de Maupassan

The new country was better for the cattle, but the size of the mob necessitated our reaching water always in good time. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

Thomas Hardy But hers was always in the way. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

Rudyard Kipling When are we through? Why, kid, it’s always like this, day an’ night — Sundays and week-days. The Day’s Work by Rudyard Kipling [1898]

Sinclair Lewis Old Mrs. Vix is about the period of Edward the Seventh, and I always did think Sara had a lot of dash and go. The Prodigal Parents by Sinclair Lewis

Edith Wharton Between them, henceforth, there would always be the wall of an insurmountable silence . The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

And Miss Georgy Craddock always was a poor fondy, up to naught but dressing herself fine, and streaming up and down Barlingford High Street with her old schoolfellows. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Margaret Oliphant She always was, from a child, a dreadful one for finding out a secret. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

But Bacon was not implicated more than the Crown lawyers before him, in what all the Crown lawyers had always defended. Bacon by R. W. Church [1884]

God always heals them in the end. The Slayer of Souls by Robert W. Chambers [1920]

George MacDonald I hope you’ll always make as good a use of your money. At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald

Henry James I’ve always been with them abroad. Mrs. Medwin by Henry James [1901]

Charlotte Perkins Gilman The children seemed always playing something; or else, sometimes, engaged in peaceful researches of their own. Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1915]

Henry James You know they always dine so beastly early. Confidence by Henry James [1879]

Wilkie Collins Even when we had a fortnight once a year at the seaside, we always went to the same place and lodged in the same cheap house. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Yes, they had one particular customer, they said, who occasionally came in to buy Mexican chocolate, and they remembered him because he always bought five one shilling packets at a time. The Master Spy by Arthur Gask [1936]

Nellie Bly If complaints were made about the conduct of the servants, they were always met by the assertion that the servants had been for a long time in the company’s employ, and would take privileges. Around the World in Seventy-Two Days by Nellie Bly [1890]

William Makepeace Thackeray Our French Thersites was not always an honest opponent, it must be confessed; and many an attack was made upon the gigantic enemy, which was cowardly, false, and malignant. The Paris Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1840]

Steele Rudd It’s always the way here, the more one does the more he’s wanted to do,” and he commenced to cry. On Our Selection by Steele Rudd

Arnold Bennett Since which episode there had always been the danger, when the evil recurred, of the region of the brain being contaminated through the tiny orifice in the drum. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Robert Green Ingersoll If you had lived in Palestine at that time, and your wife — the mother of your children — had woke up at night and said “I am tired of Jehovah. He is always turning up that board-bill. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Mr. Engleheart also informs me that he used during several years to shoot one of a pair of starlings which built in a hole in a house at Blackheath; but the loss was always immediately repaired. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Jack London His conclusion was that things were not always what they appeared to be. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

Ivan Turgenev She was apprehensive, always expecting some great calamity, and would weep at once whenever she remembered anything sad . Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev

Wilkie Collins She is nearly as tall as Lady Janet herself, and possesses a grace and beauty of figure not always seen in women who rise above the medium height. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

Henry James It was only a little later that he perceived these latter public characters almost always to be impressive and of that rich racial hue which of itself served as a livery. Pandora by Henry James [1884]

Be sure, it is a sin which always brings its own punishment. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Amid the assumed consequence which passion, whether natural or artificial, always gives to a man of mediocrity, he felt himself withering in the wild laugh of the stranger. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

Thomas Hardy She walked in brightness, but she knew that in the background those shapes of darkness were always spread. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

H.P. Lovecraft You are curious? I always knew you were no scientist. From Beyond by H.P. Lovecraft [1920]

Jules Verne He was a man of about thirty, vigorous, active, clever, intelligent, gentle, and calm, sometimes naive, always merry, obliging, and honest. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

This, I trust, was satisfactory, as I always like to do what pleases others, especially when it coincides with my own views. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

If you speak the truth, why should you feel embarrassed?” “I always speak the truth, monseigneur; but I also always hesitate when it is a question of repeating what others say. Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

It was long since he had any reason for his morning’s inspiration, but he always slept all night long. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

George Gissing Ida had purposely refrained from speaking of the book when she read it, more than a month ago, always hoping that he would be the first to say something about it. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

G. K. Chesterton Thus religion is always insisting on the shortness of human life. Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

Tobias Smolle My father had always been their favourite, and now that he appeared their master, after having been thought dead so long, their joy broke out into a thousand extravagances. The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smolle

Miles Franklin I always manipulated the bellows, and did so with great decorum, as he was very exacting and I feared his displeasure. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

So you’re always more or less at the mercy of the weather. The Singing Sands by Josephine Tey [1952]

Theodore Dreiser Don’t I always do pretty well by your people?” “Yes, pretty well. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

Henry Kingsley How easy for you to have given me a hint of this years ago, to make me careful! But you delight in mystery and conglomeration, and you always will. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

Anthony Trollope They were father and daughter, but they looked more like husband and wife, and it always seemed that Rachel had her own way. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Elsewhere he says the negro is always eight years old — his mind never develops. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

Radclyffe Hall She too had always thought this valley very lovely, but because of its loveliness it depressed her, filling her with strange regrets. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

Mary Webb She would never, as Abel always did, ‘view the corpse,’ and this was always taken as an insult. Gone to Earth by Mary Webb [1917]

Edith Wharton I always go to Miss Copt when I want to look up anything; and I found she knew all about the Rembrandt.” “All?” “Precisely. The knowledge was in fact causing her sleepless nights. Crucial Instances by Edith Wharton [1901]

Anthony Trollope It would have been no more than natural had the question of the property been, by tacit agreement, always kept out of sight between the two young men. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Ford Madox Ford The peasant had always spoilt every advance in the ideas of the world. Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

Wilkie Collins Gloody is so good and so true; and they always get on well together. The Guilty River by Wilkie Collins [1886]

James Joyce By grace of these two articles of clothing, he said, a man could always pass muster. Dubliners by James Joyce

Frances Hodgson Burnett She was thinking of him as if he were some mature and wise friend who had always been kind to her. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Ralph Waldo Emerson Thought seeks to know unity in unity; poetry to show it by variety; that is, always by an object or symbol. Representative Men by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1850]

G. K. Chesterton He always gets all the outside things of life wrong, and all the inside things right. Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

Oscar Wilde Whenever a man does a thoroughly stupid thing, it is always from the noblest motives. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

I have crossed the Channel ten times, alone; but then I take care never to be long alone: I always make friends. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

William Makepeace Thackeray Rey provided himself with ONE holster pistol, to kill two people, knowing well that one of them had always a brace of pistols about him. The Paris Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1840]

Samuel Johnson That he always wrote as he would think it necessary to write now, cannot be affirmed; his instructions were such as the characters of his readers made proper. Lives of the Poets by Samuel Johnson

Benjamin Disraeli Surely he could not always have been this frivolous creature!” “I am really so astonished,” said Vivian, “that it is quite out of my power to assist your Highness in any supposition. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

Frances Hodgson Burnett She knew that she was always thinking of things of which she said almost nothing. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

H. G. Wells Bits of night life — always with the hope of getting a light on things. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

D. H. Lawrence Do come and have one with us,” said the Italian. “We always take one about this time. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

Arthur Conan Doyle It must be well above that point that the aeroplane enters the danger zonealways presuming that my premonitions are correct. Tales of Terror and Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle [1923]

Mary Webb Why would Hazel always do and say exactly the opposite to what he expected? ‘But you’re the last person —’ he began. Gone to Earth by Mary Webb [1917]

Arnold Bennett And always it travelled on a platform of brick arches. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

James Joyce Ernest was dead and Harry, who was in the church decorating business, was nearly always down somewhere in the country. Dubliners by James Joyce

Mark Twain The Iron Mask always done that, and it’s a blame’ good way, too. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Gaston Leroux The door of the servants’ staircase which opens onto that floor, directly into the general’s chamber, is always locked and barred on the inside with iron. The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux [1913]

Wilkie Collins Every house in these islands which is large enough to contain a spare room has its Guests’ Chamber, always kept ready for occupation. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

Robert Green Ingersoll It is always boasting of a rich relative. What shall we do to be Saved? by Robert Green Ingersoll

John Galsworthy I always think they look beautiful under a dropping moon. To Let by John Galsworthy

Thomas Paine The commerce by which she hath enriched herself are the necessaries of life, and will always have a market while eating is the custom of Europe. But she has protected us, say some. Common Sense by Thomas Paine [1776]

D. H. Lawrence And always the one song: Keep the home fires burning, Though your hearts be yearning. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

I hope there is no treason in reminding you that Mr. Treverton was not always rich. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Thomas Hardy But Swithin was a responsive fellow, and readily agreed to come; being, moreover, always glad of a chance of meeting Viviette en famille. Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy [1895]

David Hume But when many uniform instances appear, and the same object is always followed by the same event; we then begin to entertain the notion of cause and connexion. An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding by David Hume

It is hard work; but he gets well paid for it, and his profits are always on the increase. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Elizabeth Gaskell During the hours of recreation, which were always spent in the garden, they invariably walked together, and generally kept a profound silence; Emily, though so much the taller, leaning on her sister. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

George Meredith I’ve always known I should hang the day when my house wasn’t blessed in the morning by prayer. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

George Gissing She’s been that handy, poor little mite! I’ve always done what I could for her; you know that, Sidney. I do hope she’ll get over it. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Henry Lawson He further complains that he’s always blamed for everything. While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson

I own, I have much ado to reconcile myself to the sound of a word, which has always given me such terrible ideas; though I am convinced there is little more in it, than in a fever. Letters from Turkey by Mary Wortley Montagu [1725]

H. G. Wells There was some booing from those more thoughtless and excitable souls to whom a crowd is always an occasion for noise and horse-play. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells [1898]

He always makes use of the uneven number as the better. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

George Gissing I left him writing letters — he’s always writing letters. Sleeping Fires by George Gissing [1896]

Margaret Oliphant Mr. Tufton always said that was the beauty of Carlingford in our connection. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

I always think,’ she added, picking up her knife and fork, ‘that a fried egg tastes a lot better if you cut it well up before you eat it. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

Edith Wharton The Wetheralls always went to church. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

George Meredith What is it to a man—a public man or not! The woman is always the victim. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

He always dressed well, and was scrupulously neat. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

And surely some day I shall say to him: ‘I always burnt your letters for fear I might die suddenly and others should read them. Moth and Rust by Mary Cholmondeley [1912]

Edith Wharton This dark sharp woman was his aunt — the “clever aunt” who had had such a hard life, but had always managed to keep her head above water. The Hermit and the Wild Woman and other stories by Edith Wharton [1908]

George Meredith You say, ‘What’s the use of it, for that’s a sort of thing that always goes to the son. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

He always argued that mystery was what the public wanted and so he gave them as much as he could of it. The Silent Dead by Arthur Gask [1950]

I have kept the key always by me, and no one but myself has ever entered it since you left. In the Quarter by Robert W. Chambers

Anthony Trollope Of course I am willing to do everything for you, as I always have done — for so many years, but there isn’t a man in London who does not know how long you have been about it. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

Elizabeth Von Arnim It is thus she always addresses him, entirely oblivious to the fact, so patent to every one else, that he resents it. Elizabeth and her German Garden by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1898]

H. Rider Haggard Philip she had always detested, with his preoccupied air and uncanny ways. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

My hotel will be always open to you. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Walter Scott In her son’s house she hath her constant haunts by day and night; but whether he did not, or would not own if he did, see her, he always professed he never saw her. Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft by Walter Scott [1831]

Andrew Lang Mankind is so fashioned that the advice of a poet is always regarded as unpractical, and is even apt to injure the cause which he advocates. Alfred Tennyson by Andrew Lang

John Galsworthy Your mother’s gone to some friends — they do nothing but play bridge; she’ll be away till Monday. I always want you, you know,” he added, simply. Swan Song by John Galsworthy

The tree itself is an object of worship, and an altar for the burning of incense is always found beneath it. Chinese Pictures by Isabella L. Bird [1900]

Anthony Trollope If you would allow me to come with you, I could see that you always put it on rightly. The Fixed Period by Anthony Trollope

H. G. Wells Why we haven’t seen you for ages!’ “‘Thank you, Miss Good,’ said Ernest, who was always very polite to her, ‘I will ‘ave a snack. The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

Wilkie Collins Visitors called at the studio, but were always sent away again by the disappointing announcement that there was nothing new to show them. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

Frances Hodgson Burnett She always stopped to look at the children, and wonder what their names were, and where they had gone, and why they wore such odd clothes. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1911]

Only let him be always doing something, and let him cross himself now and again, for belief in the wondrous efficacy of crosses and crossing is the corner-stone of the creed of the evolutionist. Alps and Sanctuaries of Piedmont and the Canton Ticino by Samuel Butler [1881]

Wilkie Collins He was almost always on the continent, for some years after he left college. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

I tell her she’ll have to marry one day, but she always says she intends to be an old maid. The Man of Death by Arthur Gask [1945]

She is very lady-like, is she not?’ ‘Lady-like!’ repeats the censorious young gentleman (for he always repeats when he is at a loss for anything to say). Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

Wilkie Collins In whatever direction I pursued it I always found something to lure me on. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

Pulling myself together I went into our room, and I always think back now with pride that Mary all along never had the slightest inkling of any trouble affecting me. The Secret of the Sandhills by Arthur Gask [1921]

Sinclair Lewis I’ve always wanted to live in a flat. Gideon Planish by Sinclair Lewis

Wherever the lines were within hailing distance of one another there was always a good deal of shouting from trench to trench. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

George Gissing Eve,” she added, with a laugh, “is always wanting to do something that’s impossible. Eve's Ransom by George Gissing [1894]

Madame and Mademoiselle came scurrying out of their rooms in alarm; a lamp burned always on the lobby, and seeing me, they soon learned the cause of my terror. Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Charles Dickens And the pint of beer, flat as it is, is so much more important than himself, that it always seems to my fancy as if it had found him drivelling in the street and had humanely brought him home. The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens [1860]

Henry James You always did and you always will. The Spoils of Poynton by Henry James [1897]

Experience, bought in a hard school, had taught Adelaide Strain that it is always unwise to be disagreeable. What Really Happened by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1926]

Leslie Stephen Johnson always spoke of him with affection and afterwards wrote his life in complimentary terms. Samuel Johnson by Leslie Stephen [1878]

Anthony Trollope His dress was always unexceptionable. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Arthur Machen But she said nothing, and thought perhaps uncle had a peculiar way of fainting of his own, as he always was a man to have his own way of doing everything. A Fragment of Life by Arthur Machen

Joseph Furphy Well, this cove he makes fistfuls o’ money, but he’s always dog-poor, so he”—— “Which cove makes fistfuls o’ money?” demanded Price, roused from a reverie by the magic dissyllable. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

Arnold Bennett I have never met another man who could talk so well about sculpture as the Count Steenbock.’ ‘Do you really always get what you want, Miss Racksole?’ ‘Of course. The Grand Babylon Hotel by Arnold Bennett [1902]

This is the kind of point that one is always liable to miss. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell [1937]

Oscar Wilde And if you keep it always behind a screen, you can’t care much about it. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

Were His ears not always open to the prayers of those that stood in need of help? What difference did the night or the morning make to Him? She put out her hand towards the door. A Second Coming by Richard Marsh [1900]

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch Hester’s face was always calm, but her eyes sometimes terrified him. Midsummer Fires by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

Henry James The dinner was extremely solemn and measured; he wondered whether this was always the state of things in “old families. The American by Henry James [1877]

George Gissing One doesn’t always want to be talking shop. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Theodore Dreiser There is a more subtle result of such a situation as this, which, though not always taken into account, produces the tragedies of the world. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

He did it; and though always suspected, was never convicted, owing to the fact that he kept all his goods in this hidden room. The Forsaken Inn by Anna Katharine Green

This fact is so well known, that it is always recommended to stock a pond with two male tenches to one female, or at least with three males to two females. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Arthur Schopenhauer The present enjoys no such advantage, and so it always seems defective. Studies in Pessimism by Arthur Schopenhauer

Ralph Waldo Emerson Of the Shaker society, it was formerly a sort of proverb in the country, that they always sent the devil to market. The Conduct of Life by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1860]

You know she always remembers how much she cared for poor papa. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

Di, always shy of betraying emotion, was on her feet in a moment. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

I never minded your seeing how friendly I was with my father, because I always knew you’d never think anything wrong about me. The Storm Breaks by Arthur Gask [1949]

D. H. Lawrence Of two people at a deadlock, he always reminded himself, there is not one only wholly at fault. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

I always waited for her to do that. The Mystery of Choice by Robert W. Chambers [1896]

Charles Dickens THE figure descended the great stairs, steadily, steadily; always verging, like a weight in deep water, to the black gulf at the bottom. Hard Times by Charles Dickens [1854]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He is so much in earnest about it, though, and with me there is always a sort of feeling that nothing matters. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

Peter always ran about his work with eager alacrity. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

She had necessarily to be continually moving from place to place, and to be always on her guard against betrayal. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]

Algernon Blackwood He gave it the benefit of the doubt; he was Scotch. When a somewhat unordinary emotion has disappeared, the mind always finds a dozen ways of explaining away its causes . The Wendigo by Algernon Blackwood [1910]

Sir Walter Scott I was then in my Lord Gray’s train, who lay leaguer here, and being always covetous of pleasing and profitable sights, I could not dispense with being present on the occasion. The Fortunes of Nigel by Sir Walter Scott [1822]

Lucy Maud Montgomery What a jolly rumble it makes! I always like the rumble part of it. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

E. Nesbi We always have things on our birthdays. The Railway Children by E. Nesbi

She is always trying to amuse me, and reads to me for hours, though I know she must often be tired of reading aloud so long. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

D. H. Lawrence And it is always the Odyssey which comes back to one as one looks at them. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

Charles Dickens She can’t be kept at home a single day together; always gadding about and spoiling her clothes. A Holiday Romance by Charles Dickens [1868]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He is always seeking to make criminals of the people whom I am always trying to prove worthy members of society. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

H. G. Wells Of course I used English. It’s always the best thing, especially with these foreigners here, to talk to them in English, if you happen to get into any sort of dispute with them. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

Willa Cather I used to go over there when I was in Washington, and it always made me blue. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather [1925]

George Borrow I say, young man, will you warrant this horse?’ ‘No,’ said I; ‘I never warrant horses; the horses that I ride can always warrant themselves. The Romany Rye by George Borrow

Radclyffe Hall Joan would unearth decent black for herself, and repair her mother’s widow’s weeds, which were always resumed for the pilgrimage. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

Mary Webb She always spoke in this tone of easy comradeship; they got on very well; they were so entirely indifferent to each other. Gone to Earth by Mary Webb [1917]

Sinclair Lewis He sympathized with the office boy at whom the red-mustached boss was always snarling in the eleventh-floor office on the right, and was indignant at the boy he saw stealing stamps on the thirteenth. Moths in the Arc Light by Sinclair Lewis

Robert Green Ingersoll I always had an idea that I should have some voice in choosing my representative. On Hell by Robert Green Ingersoll

Arnold Bennett Janet his! Janet always there, presiding over a home which was his home, wearing hats that he had paid for, appealing constantly to his judgement, and meaning him when she said, ‘My husband. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Walter Scott S. 208 (semper femina): woman is always inconstant and capricious 209 If a ship is threatened by a school of whales, a tub is thrown into the sea to divert their attention. Quentin Durward by Walter Scott [1823]

Victor Hugo It came under the shapeless cloud of foam which always hides such catastrophes. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]