Phrases with "announce"

H. Rider Haggard Two busy days went by, and on the third morning a messenger came running from the town to announce that the northward mail was in sight. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

Anthony Trollope And such as they were, it might not be pleasant to announce them in his hearing. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

There might have been treachery in camp; the Egyptian officers suggested that a Baliyy scout could have been sent on to announce the approach of a rich caravan. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Your manager has already told us that he showed the gentleman into the waiting-room at about half-past five o’clock yesterday afternoon and forgot to announce him to you. Harvey Garrard's Crime by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1926]

Henry James But that’s enough; I can’t announce it on the housetops. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

By the way in which she rushed to meet him, he thought she was about to announce some irreparable misfortune. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Walter Scott The citizens of Scutari will not comprehend for some space what our intention is, and I could wish Prince Tancred and his attendants to be the first to announce their own arrival. Count Robert of Paris by Walter Scott [1832]

Edith Wharton The sense of magnanimity was still uppermost when the valet opened the door to announce “Mr. Vyse,” and Betton, a moment later, crossed the threshold of his pleasant library. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

Anthony Trollope He was sent in to announce the grand arrival, and when Madame Zamenoy entered the sitting-room Nina was there to meet her. Nina Balatka by Anthony Trollope

E. Phillips Oppenheim I bring you a great offer—an offer which you can announce as the result of your own policy—a great triumph to salve the humiliation of the country. The Spy Paramount by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Arthur Conan Doyle It was interesting reading — so interesting that I had to announce it all to the crew. Danger! and other stories by Arthur Conan Doyle [1918]

Mr. Stormont came over to her while she was talking to me, and joined in the conversation; in the midst of which a grave gray-haired old butler came to announce dinner. Milly Darrell by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1873]

Wilkie Collins A roar of voices summoned Geoffrey to announce it, if there was any thing wrong. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Henry James I’m expected to have them in the House of Commons.” “You will when you make your farewell speech there — to announce that you chuck it up. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

Arnold Bennett The front door being left open on account of the weather, Mr. Boutwood had had a direct view of the maiden, and the maiden had not been obliged to announce her arrival officially by ringing a bell. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

It fell to him to announce to Mary Queen of Scots the sentence of death. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

Jules Verne The orb of day was soon to appear, and instead of giving the signal for their execution, would, on the contrary, announce their flight. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

You’re the first one to be told and we’ll announce it to-night at dinner. The Man of Death by Arthur Gask [1945]

Could this have been the tear of passion? If so, how much woe did it announce to its object!’ You that wander, scream, and groan, Round the mansions once your own. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

Maria Edgeworth The footman came in to announce that the carriage was at the door. The Modern Griselda by Maria Edgeworth

Larcom, about to announce Miss Lake, and closely followed by that young lady, passed the grim old phantom on the lobby. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Will you now please to announce me to his majesty?” “Instantly, sire. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Then, if he could further announce that he was bringing lace from Belgium, he would be permitted to enter. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

Arthur Machen However, though they spoke of strange things, they spoke of nothing which made it necessary for me to announce my presence. Holy Terrors by Arthur Machen

Suddenly the door was opened, and a servant entered to announce M. Fouquet, who had called to request permission to pay his respects to her. Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

That was the very last that was heard of Ulf, but all through the centuries folks have been jumping up to announce that they’ve caught sight of the lost rooms . The Haunted Woman by David Lindsay [1922]

Louisa May Alcott Presently there came a loud ring, than a decided voice, asking for ‘Mr. Laurie’, and a surprised-looking servant came running up to announce a young lady. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

Anthony Trollope His presence at the rectory was so common that the servants were not generally summoned to announce his arrivals, but his visits were made to Mrs. Clavering and Fanny more often than to the rector. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing She must cease to draw her dividends, of course, and must announce to the Bristol people that she has determined on a step which makes it impossible for her to communicate with them henceforth. Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing [1891]

Charles Kingsley Tom was about to announce the banker; but he announced himself. Two Years Ago by Charles Kingsley

He came now to announce to us the completion of his Essay on the Pericyclical Motions of the Earth’s Axis, and the precession of the equinoctial points. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

And whom could she expect save Martial? The person who had been there a few moments before probably came to announce the arrival of her lover, and she had gone out to meet him. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Helen Zimmern Less than a month afterwards Mr. Edgeworth had to announce the death of his wife. Maria Edgeworth by Helen Zimmern

H. Rider Haggard That evening, whilst we were sitting on the veranda, smoking a pipe before turning in, who should come up to us but Alphonse, and, with a magnificent bow, announce his wish for an interview. Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard

Wilkie Collins When the woman called, she always told the servant to announce her as “the nurse. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

The next day I had just finished tea, when who should walk into my room but Larose. “Excuse me, old man,” he said smilingly, “but I said I’d announce myself. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

Robert Louis Stevenson It is then that the cock first crows, not this time to announce the dawn, but like a cheerful watchman speeding the course of night. Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes by Robert Louis Stevenson

Listen to me while I announce to you the wealth, the population, the magnificence of that region to which I will endower you. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

Maria Edgeworth I never saw him, and I know him well, in such spirits in my life as he was when he came back to us to announce the probability of his ward’s return to-morrow morning. Forester by Maria Edgeworth

Let us not hesitate to announce ourselves for the Empire, to throw all we are and all we have into the balance for that great decision. The Imperialist by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1904]

In the most polite manner, the officers in waiting begged me to be seated on my iron stool, which I had brought with me, whilst others hurried in to announce my arrival. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

Met on our return a horseman who came to announce the arrival of a guest, Señor H—— from Puebla, who proved a pleasant addition to our society. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Rudyard Kipling It was one of his prerogatives to announce what the Man in the Box said about the sick Padishah. ‘He slept little last night, because of the fever. Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

Henry Adams Providence set up no affiches to announce the tragedy. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Edith Wharton She meant to take out of the drawer her roll of lace and the library register, and go straight to Miss Hatchard to announce her resignation. Summer by Edith Wharton [1917]

Sinclair Lewis He warmly assured himself that however sympathetic he might be with these Negroes, it would not be a very bright notion financially to announce himself as one. Kingsblood Royal by Sinclair Lewis

Arthur Conan Doyle A quarter of an hour afterwards he heard the door slam, and his two daughters came to announce that the guests were gone. Beyond the City by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Gertrude Stein In another week I was able to announce that Fernande was not wearing her earrings. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

Edgar Rice Burroughs At the bottom of the corridor which leads aloft from the lower chambers I whistled in accordance with the prearranged signal which was to announce to Perry and Ghak that I had been successful. At the Earth’s Core by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1914]

Wilkie Collins Zillah was the only witness present when the German examined our poor darling’s eyes; Nugent engaging to wait in the next room and announce the result from the window. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

One read! FROM THE MUNICIPAL DUMA The Municipal Duma in its meeting of October 26th, in view of the events of the day decrees: To announce the inviolability of private dwellings. Ten Days That Shook the World by John Reed

Mrs. Tarnley wrote to Harry Fairfield to Wyvern to announce the event, which she did thus:— “Sir, “Master Harey, it has came a sirprise. The Wyvern Mystery by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

D. H. Lawrence She would have liked to announce her niece’s delinquency in the parish magazine. The Virgin and the Gypsy by D. H. Lawrence

Ann Radcliffe I will strip you of the holy hypocrisy in which you shroud yourself; announce to all your society the despicable artifices you have employed, and the misery you have occasioned. The Italian by Ann Radcliffe [1796]

George Meredith Now she more than half defends him—a naval officer! good Lord!—for getting up in a public room to announce that he ‘s a Republican, and writing heaps of mad letters to justify himself. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Edgar Wallace They went back to the library and closed the door, and presently the butler appeared to announce the visitors. Planetoid 127 by Edgar Wallace [1927]

Tranquillity reigned upon his smooth unwrinkled forehead; and Content, expressed upon every feature, seemed to announce the Man equally unacquainted with cares and crimes. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

Wilkie Collins The servant appeared, to announce that the carriage was waiting. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

Radclyffe Hall For ten days Stephen heard nothing more, of Brockett; then he rang up to announce that he was coming to dinner at her flat that very same evening. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

Guy de Maupassant The earth sleeps now, or, rather, men sleep on the earth, for the beasts awakened by the sight of our balloon announce our approach everywhere. The Trip of Le Horla (Le Voyage du Horla) by Guy de Maupassant [1887]

At the beginning of every one of these operations the presence of lamas is essential, to announce the auspicious moment, and conduct religious ceremonies. Among the Tibetans by Isabella L. Bird [1894]

Anthony Trollope On the previous day at that hour she had sat waiting with anxious ears for the knock at the door which might announce his coming. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

Theodore Dreiser To the Public — We regret to be obliged to announce that, owing to unexpected demands on us, our firm has been obliged to suspend payment. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Thomas Hardy At that last moment he could not, as Margery’s husband, announce Margery’s shame and his own, and transform her father’s triumph to wretchedness at a blow. The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid by Thomas Hardy

Guy de Maupassan In manner and word appeared already something of decision, as if he were about to announce that he had won the prize. Strong as Death by Guy de Maupassan

I expected an adventure whenever the door opened, and that was but seldom, to announce the hours of devotion, food, and exercise. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

Thomas Love Peacock Scythrop was still in this position when Raven entered to announce that dinner was on table. Nightmare Abbey by Thomas Love Peacock

The groans seemed to announce one in pain, or at least in sorrow, and He hoped to have the power of relieving the Mourner’s calamities. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

Arthur Conan Doyle But I regret to have evil tidings to announce to you. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

Wilkie Collins Adopting your point, I announce myself intelligibly as a Swindler. Now return the obligation, and adopt mine. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Isabella Bird The day on which a pig is killed in England constitutes an era in the family history of the year, and squeals of a terrific description announce the event to the neighbourhood. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

Callers stepped into the office to announce themselves and usually stayed there gossiping until such times as Robert was free to see them. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

Arnold Bennett She went into the house through the garden and delicately stamped her feet on the lobby tiles, partly to warm them and shake off a few bits of snow, and partly to announce clearly her arrival. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

Frederick Marryat Chaloner was recognised as they rode up the avenue by one of the keepers, who hastened forward to announce his arrival; and the domestics had opened the door for them before they arrived at it. Children of the New Forest by Frederick Marryat [1847]

Robert Louis Stevenson My Dear Colvin, — I have to thank you this time for a very good letter, and will announce for the future, though I cannot now begin to put in practice, good intentions for our correspondence. Vailima Letters by Robert Louis Stevenson

Wilkie Collins Telling the servant not to announce me, I went round to the back garden, by a gate which opened into it at the side of the house. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

I therefore expected my father’s arrival, or at least a letter to announce it, with indescribable impatience. The Purcell Papers by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Sinclair Lewis He was still more agitated when the ballots were counted and Gunch said, “It’s a pleasure to announce that Georgie Babbitt will be the next assistant gavel-wielder. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

George Eliot So he has agreed at last, and I have arranged that he shall dine with the large tenants today; and I mean to announce the appointment to them, and ask them to drink Adam’s health. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

The sable sextons having returned at dawn of day to announce that the grave was prepared, as soon as it became light the whole tribe were assembled. Ralph Rashleigh by James Tucker

Anthony Trollope Then there was considerable doubt whether the ambassador should announce himself by a note, but it was decided at last that his arrival should not be expected. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

H. G. Wells Only Swinnerton could describe Bennett calling up the chef at the Savoy to announce the invention of a new dish, or describe him dressing a salad. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

G. K. Chesterton We announce on flaring posters that a man has fallen off a scaffolding. The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

Baldwin Spencer Near to the main camp they halt while the messengers go on to report their arrival, though this has been announced beforehand by smoke signals, and to announce what visitors have come. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Charles Dickens When the rapturous ceremony was over, we all four went up the lane and let off a cannon (brought loaded in Bob Redforth’s waistcoat-pocket) to announce our nuptials. A Holiday Romance by Charles Dickens [1868]

Wilkie Collins Her maid (the person with the cap-ribbons) was sent down-stairs to announce that her headache had returned. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Guy de Maupassan He did not go straight to the shattered hut, but, like the cautious rustic that he was, went to announce the accident at the nearest farm-house. Une Vie (A Woman’s Life) by Guy de Maupassan

On March 7, 1837, Hawthorne sent this note to his former classmate, to announce the new volume. A Study of Hawthorne by G. P. Lathrop [1876]

Wilkie Collins My head-clerk sent him one of the circulars which were dispatched from my office, in various directions, to announce my return. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Walter Scott Her present errand being with the Laird, she looked round the offices to see if she could find any domestic to announce that she wished to see him. The Heart of Mid-Lothian by Walter Scott [1818]

He remembered that he had not yet rung up Marta Hallard to announce his return to town. The Singing Sands by Josephine Tey [1952]

Guy de Maupassan Thinking he had come to announce some visitor, she got up, feeling vexed at being disturbed. Une Vie (A Woman’s Life) by Guy de Maupassan

Arthur Conan Doyle One morning, at a little before seven o’clock, I was awakened by the maid tapping at the door to announce that two men had come from Paddington and were waiting in the consulting-room. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Charles Dickens In a very few minutes the waiter came in to announce that Miss Manette had arrived from London, and would be happy to see the gentleman from Tellson’s. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

George Gissing At length, with a wave of the arm which seemed to announce a resolution, he went to the drawing-room. Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing [1891]

Algernon Blackwood Plainly, it was not her lodger’s instructions that prompted the words; by the way she hung back I discerned that she dreaded to announce me; she hoped I would go in and explore alone. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

Edith Wharton But as creaking signboards announce a storm, the hints and whispers of my household tell me there is mischief abroad. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

Arnold Bennett The entrance of the servant at that moment, to announce Edwin Clayhanger, seemed to her startlingly dramatic. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

Thomas Hardy Thus drew on the day and the hour of the evening on which her husband was expected to announce himself. A Group of Noble Dames by Thomas Hardy [1891]

Anna Katherine Green With a turn of my hand I slipped off both domino and mask, and prepared to announce my presence by tapping on the lintel of the door beside which I stood. X Y Z by Anna Katherine Green

She had been writing letters — doubtless letters to her friends to announce her return. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Anthony Trollope You, by your calamity, are unable to perform your contract with her; and it is for you to announce that that contract is therefore over. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu He had just finished a pipe as he heard their approaching steps upon the stairs, and Miss Sarah Rumble pushed open the door and permitted Mr. Levi and his friend to enter and announce themselves. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]

Henry James Madame Grandoni requested the servant to announce the other visitor to the Princess, and then approached Mr Robinson, rubbing her hands and smiling, with her head on one side. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

Richard Burton At three o’clock Nassar, the Badawi, came to announce that the dromedaries were saddled. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Rafael Sabatini A Nubian had entered to announce that Sakr-el-Bahr was come and was awaiting the orders of his lord in the courtyard. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

E. Phillips Oppenheim Jim Havers of the New York Letter was the first to announce himself. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Algernon Blackwood And, by this strange vision so often vouchsafed to me, I am equally sure that one day it shall be given to me to announce to a weary world this glorious and terrific message. The Man Who Found Out by Algernon Blackwood

Ralph Waldo Emerson High stone fences, and padlocked garden-gates announce the absolute will of the owner to be alone. English Traits by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1856]

By the way, I propose presently to announce in the same admirable newspaper that I intend to present old Haraldsen’s jade tablet to the British Museum.’ ‘Whatever for?’ I asked. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

But at the moment Mousqueton came to announce that the horses were ready, and they were arising from table, the stranger proposed to Porthos to drink the health of the cardinal. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Is she at home? Do not send to announce my visit; only let me have a servant to show me the way to her room. Captain Fracasse by Théophile Gautier [1863]

Upon the night of the Opera when Margaret came upstairs to announce she was all ready to go with me, I felt quite delighted with her appearance and frankly told her so. The Beachy Head Murder by Arthur Gask [1941]

Jules Verne They did not dare to announce this fatal news to their comrades in misfortune. A Winter Amid the Ice by Jules Verne [1874]

Maria Edgeworth Radiant with benevolent pleasure, she went to announce the glad tidings. Ormond by Maria Edgeworth

She had it all in her face, poor Judy, all the spring softness and more, the morning she came, intensely controlled, to announce her defeat. The Pool in the Desert by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1903]

Edith Wharton The Bishop was very fond of his niece Mrs. Fetherel, and one of the traits he most valued in her was the possession of a butler who knew how to announce a bishop. The Descent of Man and other stories by Edith Wharton [1903]

There were faint, desultory cheers, such as announce a momentary or partial triumph. What I Saw of Shiloh by Ambrose Bierce [1881]

Leslie Stephen Meanwhile, Swift was able (on Nov. 4) to announce his triumph to the Archbishop. He was greatly annoyed by an incident, of which he must also have seen the humorous side. Swift by Leslie Stephen [1882]

Benjamin Disraeli The prince sent the Duke of St. Angelo forward to announce his arrival to the governor, and to require him to surrender. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

I should have to announce myself as alive, and then the fat would be in the fire. Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

He brought everything wanted for the house and rang a bell down by the drive-gates to announce his arrival. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

He who had brought me went in to announce my arrival. The Daughter of the Commandant by Aleksandr Pushkin

Willa Cather After the bellboy came to announce a visitor, she took some Roman hyacinths from a glass and stuck them in the front of her dark-blue dress. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Walter Scott Meantime, Mr. Cargill, whom he sought in vain, was, on his part, anxiously keeping in sight of the beautiful Indian shawl, which served as a flag to announce to him the vessel which he held in chase. Saint Ronan’s Well by Walter Scott [1824]

Rafael Sabatini Came Nicholas his servant to announce Master Peter Godolphin, and close upon the lackey’s heels came Master Godolphin himself, leaning upon his beribboned cane and carrying his broad Spanish hat. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

II. THREE FISHERS At the outset it is almost incumbent to announce that this is not a fish story. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

Maria Edgeworth At dinner, the dowager seized the first auspicious moment of silence to announce a piece of intelligence, which she flattered herself would fix the eyes of all the world upon her. Belinda. by Maria Edgeworth

Meanwhile Slipper, in the ditch, did not cease to announce that “Divil so pleasant an afthernoon ever ye seen as what was in it!” No one can accuse Philippa and me of having married in haste. Some Experiences of an Irish R.M. by Somerville and Ross [1899]

Maria Edgeworth Helen had written to the Collingwoods to announce the intended event, asking for the good bishop’s sanction, as her guardian, and regretting that he could not perform the ceremony. Helen by Maria Edgeworth

They seemed to announce that Soosie, was regarded by her mother’s kin as one of themselves, notwithstanding her civilised environment. Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield

Jane Austen It seemed to announce a different sort of man. Persuasion by Jane Austen [1818]

Robert Louis Stevenson I have to announce that I am off work, probably for six months. Vailima Letters by Robert Louis Stevenson

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

E. Phillips Oppenheim I announce my intention of going there. The Spy Paramount by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Kamrasi expected us to advance next day, when some men would go on ahead to announce our arrival, and bring a letter which was brought with beads by Gani before Baraka’s arrival here. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

Nor was the Times of Adelaide able to announce to its readers that the services of the great detective had been obtained on their behalf. The Dark Highway by Arthur Gask [1928]

For I did not wish, without further proof, to announce to her the death of my brother. The Corsican Brothers by Alexandre Dumas [1844]

Victor Hugo We must own that occasionally these lulls of the torture announce deliverance. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

It was MM. Quelus, Maugiron, Schomberg, and D’Epernon who came to announce this news to them, with great politeness, and expressing all the regrets in the world. Chicot the Jester by Alexandre Dumas

Lodore had written to his sister to announce his return. Lodore by Mary Shelley

Henry Handel Richardson There was no doubt that he had arrived at a most inopportune moment; it seemed, too, as if the servant had forgotten even to announce him. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

We were sitting like this, when my old acquaintance Sarah, the housemaid, came to announce a visitor for Miss Darrell. Milly sprang to her feet, flushed with excitement. Milly Darrell by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1873]

Benjamin Disraeli THE newspapers continued to announce the departures of new visitors to the Duke of St. James, and to dilate upon the protracted and princely festivity of Pen Bron-nock. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

Willa Cather Every few moments a boy would come running down the flagged walk and dash out into the street as if he were rushing to announce some wonder to the world. O Pioneers! by Willa Cather [1913]

Both women rushed into the parlour to announce these terrible facts to the ladies, terminating their clear and accurate narrative by the assertion that they were sure master must have been in it all. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

His wife would certainly have noticed his condition had not the butler come in at that moment to announce she was wanted at once upon the telephone. His Prey was Man by Arthur Gask [1942]

She was awakened from these thoughts by her maidens, who came to announce to her that the hour appointed to visit Arbaces was arrived; she started, she had forgotten the promise. The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1834]

Sinclair Lewis He ran up to his office, to announce his return. Moths in the Arc Light by Sinclair Lewis

The play of lightning, supernatural thunders, roaring tempests announce the approach and operations of the devil, and ghosts walk to the accompaniment of presaging tempests. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Henry Handel Richardson It made him reject an idea he had revolved, of begging her to let him announce their engagement: for, in the present state of things, the word “Brautigam” had an evil sound. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Ivan Turgenev I bade him announce me; the footman hurried away and returned at once. The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other stories by Ivan Turgenev

Gertrude Stein Hélène came in to announce violently that the cabman would not wait. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

Ann Radcliffe She was soon roused by some men, who came to announce the arrival of their lord. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

Why, she practically gave this dinner-party last night to announce my son’s and my intended marriages. Marauders by Night by Arthur Gask [1951]

Mark Twain They said if we would go, they would not only telegraph the Emperor, but send a special courier overland to announce our coming. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Otherwise they wouldn’t have got your papers to announce that you had gone abroad. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

Arthur Conan Doyle There came a melancholy rasping and rustling from the leafless wood, and every now and again a sharp crackling sound would announce that some rotten branch had come crashing down. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Edith Wharton These considerations weighted his pen when he wrote home to announce his marriage; and he was less surprised than Mrs. Tracy at the time which elapsed before he had an answer. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

Returning presently to the house, they had just sat down to lunch when the telephone rang in the hall, and a footman came in to announce that some one from London wanted his master at once. The Hangman’s Knot by Arthur Gask [1935]

Guy de Maupassant You, Picart, go to the cure and order him to ring the alarm-bell, in order to get together the people, to whom I am going to announce the news. An Affair of State (Un coup d'état) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

He came very affectionately to inquire after the even now uncertain health of the queen-mother, and to announce to her that the preparations for the journey to Fontainebleau were complete. Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

They have taken Knockraw for the purpose, and they have had the assurance to announce to the world Mr Craw’s absence abroad so that they may have him to themselves without interruption. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

The alcayde proclaimed: “Don Vincente Salazar, I have the honour to announce an English senor. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Without waiting to see the effect she opened the dining-room door, not to announce my name in the usual way but to go in and shut it behind her. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

Without any sound of steps approaching, to announce an arrival, the carriage-door suddenly opened, and a total stranger got in silently and shut the door. The Room in the Dragon Volant by J. Sheridan LeFanu

The cardinal looked, then, with great impatience for the news from England which would announce to him that Buckingham would not come. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Marjorie Bowen Her reverie was disturbed by the entry of my lady’s black page; she thought he came to announce Marius, and her heart fluttered. The Rake’s Progress by Marjorie Bowen [1912]

A servant opened it: “Miss Dodd?” he said, or rather panted; “you need not announce me. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Wilkie Collins He had answered that his father was dead; and he had consented, though not very readily, to announce his contemplated marriage to his mother. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

All he had to do was to announce the possible marriage, and then Mrs. Krent would appear to state that it was too late. The Crowned Skull by Fergus Hume

There was, therefore, no reason for my writing a special letter to announce the trouble that had befallen me. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

The Quartermaster left me under the guard, and went in to announce his capture. The Daughter of the Commandant by Aleksandr Pushkin

Thus attired, she made a mischievous little grimace of dislike at her puritanical image in the looking-glass over the mantel, and then turned to announce her departure. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

Wilkie Collins Conducted by a man-servant to the landing on the first floor, he found a maid at the door of the boudoir waiting to announce him. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

John Galsworthy He should just announce it quietly, when there was a pause. In Chancery by John Galsworthy

George Gissing The servant who went to announce her brought back a request that she would ascend and hear a song. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Jules Verne These flames would announce to them another volcanic upheaval. The Master of the World by Jules Verne [1904]

Wilkie Collins I got into the hall just in time to announce the two first of the guests. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Margaret Oliphant He gave a whistle to his comrade to announce a novelty, and rattled down hastily out of his hands the heavy chair. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

Henry James He had asked Mrs. Newsome moreover not to announce him again; he had so distinct an opinion on his attacking his job, should he attack it at all, in his own way. The Ambassadors by Henry James [1903]

Gaston Leroux The officer of the gendarmes came to announce that Frederic Larsan requested to be admitted — a request that was at once complied with. Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux [1907]

Be good enough to open to me, for I wish to announce to monsieur le comte that my master, one of his friends, is here, and wishes to greet him. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

Elizabeth Gaskell At length, however, I learned from Madame Rupprecht that she had written to my father to announce the splendid conquest I had made, and to request his presence at my betrothal. The Grey Woman by Elizabeth Gaskell [1861]

Edith Wharton As Ellie said, people didn’t wait nowadays to announce their “engagements” till the tiresome divorce proceedings were over. The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton [1922]

Mirza Ahmak himself had proceeded to the royal presence to announce that all was ready, and walked close to the king’s stirrup during the cavalcade. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier

Walter Scott Caleb Balderstone now came to announce that breakfast was prepared; for in those days of substantial feeding, the relics of the supper simply furnished forth the morning meal. The Bride of Lammermoor by Walter Scott [1819]

George Gissing Kingcote sought him out as soon as he had leisure after his arrival in London. He had written to announce his departure from Wood End but left the causes to be explained subsequently. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

Wilkie Collins There stood my husband’s mother, smiling satirically, with Benjamin’s shy little maid-servant waiting to announce her. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

He raised and soothed her, however, with promises of safety, though in a voice that seemed to announce despair — and then turning from her, burst into a passionate soliloquy. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

D. H. Lawrence She saw him slip into the Liquor Vaults, and she came back to announce to Alvina: “He’s taken to drink!” “Drink?” said Alvina. “That’s what it is,” said Miss Pinnegar vindictively. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

On the third Sunday after Snowball’s expulsion, the animals were somewhat surprised to hear Napoleon announce that the windmill was to be built after all. Animal Farm by George Orwell [1944]

Jane Austen She was the first to announce it to Mr. Knightley; and exclaimed quite as much as was necessary, (or, being acting a part, perhaps rather more,) at the conduct of the Churchills, in keeping him away. Emma by Jane Austen [1816]

Let me advise you to announce your engagement before reaching New York.” I followed his advice, and in a few days understood why it had been given. The Amethyst Box by Anna Katharine Green

Baldwin Spencer When the party came within a distance of about half a mile of the main camp, a halt was ordered by the Alatunja, and a messenger was sent on to announce the advent of the party. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Jane Austen Lady Dalrymple’s carriage, for which Miss Elliot was growing very impatient, now drew up; the servant came in to announce it. Persuasion by Jane Austen [1818]

Ralph Waldo Emerson When he attempted to announce the law most sanely, he was forced to couch it in parable. Representative Men by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1850]

Arnold Bennett By a characteristic instinct, she had been determined not to announce it in any way until the honeymoon was over. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

Guy de Maupassant At last his choice fell on a young beginner who seemed poor and timid and whose sad look seemed to announce a nature easily influenced-by poetry. Sundays of a Bourgeois (Les Dimanches d’un bourgeois de Paris) by Guy de Maupassant [1880]

A. E. W. Mason It was a delight to him to make discoveries which no one expected a man who had lost his sight to make, and to announce them unexpectedly. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]