Phrases with "answered"

Anatole France Again and again I admired my beloved tutor’s wisdom who, on a day when I desired too vivaciously the success of some affair, answered with the following citation: “Et tributt eis petitionem eorum. At the Sign of the Reine Pédauque by Anatole France

I understood not a word; and then I answered him in English, which, of course, was equally unintelligible to him. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

Andrew Lang The knocks were loud, beneath and in the room, so Mr. Wesley went below to the kitchen, struck with his stick against the rafters, and was answered “as often and as loud as I knocked”. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang

William Hope Hodgson And I thought that some did look towards the Pyramid, as that they answered to the mighty Voice of the Home–Call, and did read the message which the Master Monstruwacan made to them. The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson

Have you had an attack, or do you expect one?’ ‘Oh, not at all! I have neither had one nor expect one,’ answered Moore coolly. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

Is that true, too?” “Yes, dear,” he answered wearily, thinking little of the child in the desperate pass to which his life had come. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

Andrew Lang But perhaps you will allow me to go with you and show you the way?’ ‘You are really very kind,’ answered the lion. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

E. F. Benson He felt sure Lucia would have answered Pepino’s question instantly if she had known what the Princess’s name was. Lucia in London by E. F. Benson [1927]

Ivan Turgenev Fedosya,” answered Arkady. “And her father’s name? One must know that, too. Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev

Niccolo Machiavelli Whence Metellus, when he was with the armies in Spain, to one who asked him what he was going to do the next day, answered that if his shirt knew it, he would bum it. The Art of War by Niccolo Machiavelli [1520]

I will use,” answered Ivan Ilyitch; “I am ready. An Unpleasant Predicament by Fyodor Dostoyevsky [1861]

Elizabeth Gaskell Can you play écarté, Ruth, or picquet?” “No, sir; I have sometimes played at beggar-my-neighbour,” answered Ruth, humbly, regretting her own deficiencies. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

Benjamin Disraeli He answered in monosyllables, and never originated a remark. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

Nathaniel Hawthorne What were you thinking of?” “Nothing, nothing!” answered Elinor, hastily. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Dost thou not come from the Dale of Rotherstream, over beyond Stavely?” “Yea, truly,” answered Allan, “I do come thence. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood. by Written and illustrated by Howard Pyle

Where were you last Monday, night?” She answered him chokingly, but with no hesitation. The Beachy Head Murder by Arthur Gask [1941]

Wilkie Collins When? Her own experience answered the question. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu Levi answered nothing, and Mr. Larkin did not press his question. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]

And pray what is this business?” “Diamonds,” answered Moreas quietly, as leaning across the table and clasping his hands together. ’Long Live the King!’ by Guy Boothby [1900]

H. Rider Haggard What is he persecuting you about? What does he want?” “To marry me, I suppose,” answered Angela, blushing to her eyes. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

But where is she?” “At Akoulina Pamphilovna’s,” answered his wife. The Daughter of the Commandant by Aleksandr Pushkin

Henry Fielding He answered he perfectly recollected every circumstance; and as to leisure, the only business of that happy place was to contribute to the happiness of each other. A journey from this world to the next by Henry Fielding

George MacDonald I suppose to look handsome when his master comes,” answered Diamond. —“What do you think, Dulcimer? It must be for some good, for Ruby’s an angel. At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald

Anthony Trollope Will you take a message from me to Daniel Thwaite?” He thought awhile before he answered it. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

But I answered his stare with a smile; what I had said might very well stand. A mother in India by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1903]

Abraham Merri He had called a friendly greeting to them, but they had not answered it; stood there, scowling. The Woman of the Wood by Abraham Merri

Wilkie Collins Receiving the letter that morning, Mrs. Payson, acting on her own generous and compassionate impulses, had already answered it, and sent it to the post. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Watkin Tench When we said ‘weeree’, he answered ‘beeal’, which we translated and adopted for ‘good’; whereas he meant no more than simply to deny our inference, and say ‘no’— it is not bad. A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson by Watkin Tench

I understand thee perfectly, answered I: if thou takest a wrong step in this affair he will cudgel thee to death. Sterne by H. D. Traill [1882]

Will you think this over, and give me an answer tomorrow?” “I have already answered you. Moth and Rust by Mary Cholmondeley [1912]

I answered him, — what an effort did it cost me! — yet I answered him in all the bitterness of extorted politeness. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

Wilkie Collins The shabby old man-servant answered her call. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

Rudyard Kipling A hoarse shout answered them across the bare woods. Rewards and Fairies by Rudyard Kipling [1910]

Oscar Wilde Years ago he was christened Prince Charming.” “Ah! don’t remind me of that,” cried Dorian Gray. “Our host is rather horrid this evening,” answered the Duchess, colouring. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

Rafael Sabatini You’ll be Mr Hawkesby?’ ‘I am,’ answered the man of the house, his voice sharp. The Plague of Ghosts by Rafael Sabatini

Wilkie Collins Well, now, and who may Sally be?” Amelius answered the question, as usual, without the slightest reserve. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Don’t you want an arm, Charlie?’ ‘No thank you,’ answered Charles, with a little surliness. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu Don’t you?” answered Charity. “Yes, pretty well — very well. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]

He wouldn’t think ’twas Wyvern without Tom,” answered the housekeeper. The Wyvern Mystery by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Wilkie Collins She considered with herself, before she answered that. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Perpetua answered not: Don Abbondio then lost all consciousness of where he was. I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni

Wilkie Collins She called to Mrs. Ellmother. A strange voice answered her. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

Henry James Rowland answered her questions; to the last he gave a vague affirmative. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

George Gissing Having civilly greeted her, Miss Rodney inquired at what hour Mr. Turpin took his breakfast, and was answered with an air of surprise that he always left the house on week-days at half-past seven. Miss Rodney's Leisure by George Gissing

Willa Cather She thought everything to it, and it answered her; happiness consisted of that backward and forward movement of herself. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

What can your love be worth?” “You know what it is worth,” I answered vehemently, roused out of myself by this accusation. The Lust of Hate by Guy Boothby [1898]

It was an impertinence on his part, and I answered him shortly and sharply with a negative. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

Madam,’ answered the gentleman: ‘Dr. Pell’s not comin’— is he, Mrs. Sturk?’ ‘Dr. Pell! — oh, la — no, Sir. No, my dear. The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

In the course of their meal McClashin asked the latter how he had slept and being answered very well, he added that he also slept wen, “only the muskatees were very throublesome”. Ralph Rashleigh by James Tucker

Not that you really care for Organic Law, do you, child?” She answered his smile with another, flushing a little, then she said: “I do see something of it, I think. Many Dimensions by Charles Williams [1931]

Rudyard Kipling By the way, who actually answered my signal? It was a smart piece of work. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

Surveying the Coroner with a respectful air, he turned slowly towards the jury and answered in a slow and impressive manner: “I feel ready to declare, sirs, that none of them did. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green

Thomas Wolfe When he saw there was no way to do that — when people answered his explanatory letters only with new threats and insults — he had grown bitter. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Robert Green Ingersoll Strange, that nearly every man that has answered me has answered me mostly on the same side. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Andrew Lang Do you know who they are?’ ‘Do I know them indeed?’ answered the yard-dog. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

William Morris Why hast thou not taken it already?” But Ralph answered naught. The Well At The World’s End by William Morris [1896]

Thomas Hardy Grace was wild with sorrow — with all that had befallen her — with the cruelties that had attacked her — with life — with Heaven. She answered at random. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

Henry James I answered that he had probably heard from his solicitor of the other’s visit. A Passionate Pilgrim by Henry James [1871]

Wilkie Collins Arnold answered it, without the slightest hesitation; speaking with an unaffected modesty and simplicity which at once won Sir Patrick’s heart. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

I answered fluently, for I had all our lies by heart. Greenmantle by John Buchan

Once she exclaimed sternly: “People are laughing at you, Mama!” “God bless them!” answered grandmother, quite unconcerned. My Childhood by Maksim Gorky

Austin answered that he believed Mr. Dene owed a little money, not a great deal, so far as he knew; and that he had not seen the guinea or heard of it. The Ebony Box by Ellen Wood [1883]

Radclyffe Hall He answered her very simply: ‘It’s Mary.’ Then he said: ‘I’m going because I’m your friend and I love her . The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

G. K. Chesterton What do you think?” “I think it’s a long time to wait for a meal,” answered Murrel. “Man alive, you must be starving. The Return of Don Quixote by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

Willa Cather He answered sharp, an’ with that she said as ‘ow she didn’t see w’at there was to make such a row about, no’ow. The Troll Garden by Willa Cather [1905]

Mrs. Burton not only answered them, but endeavoured to throw a halo over her friend’s memory. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

Henry James Chad’s servant had by this time answered for his reappearance; he HAD, the visitor learned, come quickly in to dress for dinner and vanish again. The Ambassadors by Henry James [1903]

Andrew Lang Bow-wow!’ ‘I’m as good as gone already!’ answered the Snow-man. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Arthur Conan Doyle Have you a note of anything going to a person named Holmes?” “No, sir,” Bennett answered with a flush. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

Leon Trotsky I answered that, although I was loath to part with so select a company, I would not dare to object. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Jonathan Swif I think I was in haste, and could not: but now I see I answered a good deal of it; no, only about your brother, and ME’s bill. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

For it seemed familiar, and there was that in him which answered it. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

Sinclair Lewis All the way down, on the tram, he asked himself whether he wanted to have Fran again, and whether he was really going to join her, and to both he answered with perfect blankness. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

William Makepeace Thackeray How was it to end? Far away at Paris, the elder Lenoir answered these appeals of his brother by sending reinforcements of money. The Kickleburys on the Rhine by William Makepeace Thackeray [1851]

The work was done by the Indian smiths, and it answered so well, that in this precious material they found a substitute for iron during the remainder of the march. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Henry Handel Richardson You would wish yourself out again,” answered Maurice; and as Krafft nodded, without seeming to resent his tone, he ventured to put forward a few points for the other side of the question. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Henry James He answered that the minutes we had just passed were what had made the difference; it had sprung from the strong effect produced on him after she came in with me. The Sacred Fount by Henry James [1901]

She moved aside and would have let him pass without remark, if Peyrol himself had not asked in a whisper: “Anything new?” She answered him in the same tone: “She has taken to roaming at night. The Rover by Joseph Conrad [1923]

Anthony Trollope He answered them but by one word “Vixerunt”— there is said to have been a superstition with the Romans as to all mention of death —“They have lived their lives. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Henry James Mrs. Tristram asked him to come back to dinner; but he answered that he did not feel like pledging himself to be present at an entertainment, even as a solitary guest. The American by Henry James [1877]

Anthony Trollope What were they to do? On that special day they merely stipulated that there should be a day’s delay before Lady Fawn answered Mrs. Greystock’s letter, so that she might sleep upon it. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Margaret Oliphant The question was answered by a dozen eager voices. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

He answered casually, as though giving an order to a servant: ‘Go away this instant. Burmese Days by George Orwell

Andrew Lang So the King asked her again what was the matter, and this time she answered that in eating her porridge too hastily she had swallowed her wedding-ring. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

You have heard of my relative, Mrs. John Marchmont — my cousin’s widow?” “I have,” answered the Major, gravely. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Wilkie Collins He was man enough to feel the humiliation of being despised by the one woman in the world whose love he longed to win; and he answered with a sudden firmness of tone and look that startled her. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Algernon Blackwood John Silence locked his red book and replaced it in the cabinet, which he fastened with a click, and when Barker answered the bell he inquired if Mr. Mudge had left a card upon the table. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

Helene looked at her and answered with a nod; her face was ashy white with faintness, while the other’s was lit up by smiles. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

Wilkie Collins He answered that he wanted it for killing rats at his house, called Gleninch. I said, ‘Have I the honor of speaking to Mr. Macallan, of Gleninch?’ He said that was his name. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

Bronislaw Malinowski This could only be answered correctly a posteriori, on the basis of a series of special researches in many societies. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

John Galsworthy He answered the questions put to him in a somewhat low, but distinct voice. The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

George Gissing How is your headache?’ She answered with a careless gesture, and came forward, a letter in her hand. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

On the third day, when he phoned up again, to his great disappointment she answered the call herself. Marauders by Night by Arthur Gask [1951]

A shout of ‘Poum!’ answered him. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

George Borrow I addressed several questions to the boy, but the urchin looked sullenly in my face, and either answered by monosyllables or was doggedly silent. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

Washington Irving She is answered by a friar that he is dead: “‘No, no, he is dead, gone to his death’s bed. The Life of Oliver Goldsmith by Washington Irving [1840]

Arthur Conan Doyle Have you ever known one who has thriven at it?’ ‘That have I,’ he answered readily. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

Marie Corelli Moving a little closer he tried to hear what was being said — but Leigh spoke very softly, and Sylvie answered with equal softness, so that he could catch no distinct word. The Master-Christian by Marie Corelli [1900]

H. G. Wells I answered his greeting with a meaningless mumble and went on over the bridge. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells [1898]

Henry James Yet after an instant Nick answered with due modesty: “I haven’t been clever enough, no doubt. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

D’Artagnan rejoined Porthos in the carriage: “Well,” said he, “my dear friend, what a day we have had!” “Indeed we have,” answered Porthos. “You must be quite worn out. Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

George Gissing On a repetition of the inquiry, he answered absently: ‘Yes, I may as well. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Abraham Merri The frog-woman crept to her side; gazed down upon Larry; spoke — SPOKE— to the Golden Girl in a swift stream of the sonorous, reverberant monosyllables; and Lakla answered her in kind. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

Is it not as though we were escaping? Escaping from what, think you?’ ‘We are not escaping,’ answered David proudly. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

H.P. Lovecraft Fancying it St John’s, I bade the knocker enter, but was answered only by a shrill laugh. The Hound by H.P. Lovecraft [1922]

Guy de Maupassant She answered him civilly, always sedately, never joking with him, nor permitting him to enter her house. Simon’s Papa (Le Papa de Simon) by Guy de Maupassant [1880]

George Gissing Ah, thought I, now it’s coming; and I answered modestly that everything depended on circumstances. Eve's Ransom by George Gissing [1894]

George Gissing Well, I have changed my opinions, that’s all; who can demand more than that?’ Marcella answered in a tone of forced composure. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Rudyard Kipling We answered with expectant grins, as though we were actually in the stalls of, say, the Combination on a first night. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

Henry James She is very impatient,” answered Felix, who wished to be agreeable. The Europeans by Henry James [1878]

Anthony Trollope He had spoken, and the girl had answered him. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

Are we friends now?” I answered confusedly. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

If answered fully; almost the whole of mental science and of the science of conduct would find a place under them. Memories and Studies by William James

On the very point of taking hypocritical refuge she paused, and merely answered instead: “I don’t see any reason to go to London, thank you. The Place of the Lion by Charles Williams [1931]

Wilkie Collins I knocked at the door, and Mrs. Horlick herself — a lean, ill-tempered, miserable-looking woman — answered it. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

The smart parlourmaid, Betty Yates, answered the door promptly and smiled engagingly when she saw who the caller was. The Judgment of Larose by Arthur Gask [1934]

Let us do our duty and leave the rest to Hun.” “Amen to that,” I answered solemnly; and then with a whispered “good-night” she got up and went into the house again. The Lust of Hate by Guy Boothby [1898]

Mary Webb I speak for ‘Im.’ ‘You are sure?’ ‘Has not He answered us each and severally with a loud voice in the night-watches?’ ‘Ah! He ‘as! True! Yes, yes!’ the crowd murmured. Gone to Earth by Mary Webb [1917]

E. T. A. Hoffmann The fiery Nathanael answered him in the same style. The Sand-Man by E. T. A. Hoffmann

John Morley It answered its purpose, and Voltaire was admitted of the forty (May, 1746). Voltaire by John Morley

Anthony Trollope He answered the letter at once. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

George Gissing She answered him with good temper, and wrote kindly to Nancy; after that, silence on both sides. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

Anthony Trollope The butler understood the ring, and put on his company-coat when he answered the bell. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Walter Scott Being somewhat afraid of the fatigue of walking so far, I inquired if a horse or any sort of carriage was to be had, and was answered in the negative. Chronicles of the Canongate by Walter Scott [1827]

D. H. Lawrence She answered him with her eyes. A Modern Lover by D. H. Lawrence [1933]

Could I have done differently, Constance?” I answered as my whole heart inclined me to. The Mill Mystery by Anna Katharine Green

Andrew Lang But he answered that now, when he had found them, his next task was to get the bird Grip, for which his blind father was longing, and so he had not a single hour to spare with them in the inn. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Is it not dreadful about papa?” “You must not fret, dearest,” he answered gently. The Doings of Raffles Haw by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

What do you say?” I answered that I had not the least objection. My Strangest Case by Guy Boothby [1901]

George Meredith The singer was answered from a farther bough, and again from one. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Anthony Trollope To this Margaret answered most demurely, and perhaps a little slily. Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope [1865]

Nikolai Gogol But Akakiy Akakievitch answered not a word, any more than if there had been no one there besides himself. The Cloak by Nikolai Gogol

Anthony Trollope What can I have in common with an old parson like that?” “You’ll let me see Popenjoy, Brotherton?” “Yes,” he said, pausing a moment before he answered her. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

George Meredith He could have answered veraciously that she had kept him from folly. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Walter Scott Robin Oig M’Combich, go not this day to England!” “Prutt, trutt,” answered Robin Oig, “that will never do neither — it would be next thing to running the country. Chronicles of the Canongate by Walter Scott [1827]

Ann Radcliffe Of my father, who still sat in silence, I inquired if we were near home; he answered in the affirmative. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

Honestly, is not he very like Michael Scott?” “I never saw him,” answered poor Milly. “At least, that I’m aware of,” she added, perceiving us smile. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Rudyard Kipling Did you notice how he answered to it? Poor fellow! Let’s look at him,’ said the Keneu. The excitement of the talk had died away. The Light That Failed by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Powers answered him no longer superciliously. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

But Mr. Marchmont gave me to understand that you lived at Stanfield, Mrs. Weston.” “Until last week, positively until last week,” answered the surgeon’s wife. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

I addressed him as Thorn, and he answered to the name. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Andrew Lang But the Beast answered that he could not go until next day. The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Charles Dickens Heaven is my witness that I love her!” “I believe it,” answered her father, mournfully. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

Abraham Merri At once he was answered — answered from Nansur, and then from all the river and beyond it the drums of the Little People roared out. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

Arthur Conan Doyle I advertised, and I answered advertisements, but without success. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

He shouted — “How did you come?” She answered in hurried words, looking at him intently — “In a big canoe with three men. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

Thomas Wolfe Henry answered briefly: “Yeah.” And then, holding his cold look levelled like a pointed pistol, he said: “You come to the union meetin’s like everybody else, see? Or you’ll get bounced out. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Ann Radcliffe Having said this, he again knocked loudly at the gate, and was answered only by hollow echoes. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

Guy de Maupassant He answered with a great slowness, indecision and difficulty, which revealed his upset state of mind. The Mask (Le Masque) by Guy de Maupassant [1889]

She had to answer a great many questions about her lover, and she answered all with supreme frankness. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He answered Powers’ question after a moment’s hesitation: “I want to see—Miss Surtoes!” Powers was exasperated. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

Abraham Merri With what?” “Oh, with this and with that,” answered Larry, airily. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

Arthur Morrison But as I don’t know any of your party and —— ” “Pooh, pooh, my dear fellow,” answered Dorrington, with a snap of his fingers, “that’s all right. The Dorrington Deed-Box by Arthur Morrison

George Gissing She talked of flowers and trees, but her voice sounded to him only as distant music; he answered mechanically, or not at all. Sleeping Fires by George Gissing [1896]

Heyst meditated in simple terms on the mystery of his actions; and he answered himself with the honest reflection: “There must be a lot of the original Adam in me, after all. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

The judge did not reply to Coconnas; the rest of the sentence answered for him. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

George Gissing Why should I object to civilisation?” “I’m not quite sure that I have got at your point of view yet,” answered Dyce, good-humouredly. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

Is every one here?” One by one the little party answered with their names, Jones last, and in a voice which he rendered steady with some effort. Nightmare! by Francis Stevens

George Gissing Mrs. Peachey answered with a sneer: ‘She’s going to the Jubilee to pick up a fancy Prince.’ ‘As it happens,’ objected Fanny, ‘she isn’t going to the Jubilee at all. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

Nellie Bly I asked her if she had taken any medicine, and she answered in the affirmative. Ten Days in a Mad-House by Nellie Bly

Rudyard Kipling Did you see old Heffy cock his eye at us when we answered our names? Heffy’s in it, too. Stalky & Co. by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Herries, his face very stern, answered her quietly. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Lucy Maud Montgomery She almost wished she had answered Gilbert differently. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

Arthur Conan Doyle Did you see much of the Hyla when you were out there?” “No such name on the list,” answered the seaman, with decision. Beyond the City by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Wilkie Collins He answered with great politeness, and we got into conversation together immediately. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

Gaston Leroux He answered all the questions quickly and easily. Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux [1907]

I shall never get out of this bed again, Gwinny.” “What makes you think so?” “Look at me,” answered Nash. “See if you think it likely. Caromel’s Farm by Ellen Wood [1878]

Henry Kingsley But no one ever answered the advertisement of Lord Saltire’s solicitor about the marriage register. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

Edith Wharton You must do just what he tells you,” Ethan answered sympathetically. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton [1911]

Benjamin Disraeli I spoke to one of them very rudely just now, when he was handing coffee, to show I was not afraid, and he answered me like a seraph. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

James Payn His Christian name was Ralph, was it not, the same as yours?” “Yes, it was,” answered the other gravely. Mirk Abbey by James Payn [1866]

Anthony Trollope She would hear a little more before she answered him. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Henry James I told her that if she would trust me, I was perfectly willing to trust her; but she answered that this was poor reasoning. Confidence by Henry James [1879]

Wilkie Collins Recall your past experience of both of them; remember what they have just said; and now tell me — do you believe they have spoken falsely?” Blanche answered on the instant. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Sinclair Lewis Babbitt answered modestly, almost filially. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

He was also mounted; and having answered my inquiries respecting his mother, he easily persuaded me to accompany him in his ramble. The Purcell Papers by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

James Payn Why, you’re not going to leave me surely?” “Yes, I am, Jacob Forest,” answered Derrick gloomily. Mirk Abbey by James Payn [1866]

He understood them no more than before, but he was assured that they answered to the imperious control that held him. Shadows of Ecstasy by Charles Williams

I was moved to ask in a whisper: “Do you know him well?” “I don’t know what he is driving at,” he answered drily. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

He answered me, but as I didn’t see him coming, I went down the gangway myself to help her alight. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

But are you tired?” “A little; the house is not far, you say?” “About a mile off,” answered Tomlinson. “Lean on me. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

Anthony Trollope Would she be his wife? But before she answered him, let her listen to him. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Horace Walpole I answered to every question your Highness put to me last night with the same veracity that I shall speak now: and that will not be from fear of your tortures, but because my soul abhors a falsehood. The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole [1764]

To all this Robin answered never a word, but, having softly felt around till he found the buckle of the belt that held the Friar’s sword, he worked slyly at the fastenings, seeking to loosen them. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood. by Written and illustrated by Howard Pyle

Andrew Lang Swedenborg answered that, as he learned from the ghost, there was a secret drawer behind the side-plank within the cupboard. The Making of Religion by Andrew Lang

Henry James The custodian drew Mrs. Percival away to show her another princess, before Benyon answered her last inquiry. Georgina’s reasons by Henry James [1884]

Edith Wharton They looked at each other a moment in silence; then he answered gently: “Very well: let’s go the other way, then. Summer by Edith Wharton [1917]

George Meredith A second allusion to him was answered by Prince Ernest: ‘Roy is off to Croatia to enrol some dozens of cheap workmen. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Can you not tell when a man is sleeping and when awake?” “Sometimes,” answered Taminah in a low voice; “sometimes the spirit lingers close to a sleeping body and may hear. Almayer’s Folly by Joseph Conrad [1895]

Wilkie Collins I answered him as I should have answered any other unknown person who had spoken to me. The Guilty River by Wilkie Collins [1886]

In sober earnest, your advice,’ answered Lake; ‘and you must advise me. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Ann Radcliffe He shouted, and his voice was answered only by the deep echoes of the mountains. The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne by Ann Radcliffe [1789]

Sinclair Lewis Bea was altogether delirious but she muttered nothing save, “Olaf — ve have such a good time ——” At ten, while Carol was preparing an ice-bag in the kitchen, Miles answered a knock. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

H. G. Wells He answered her that he could not come to dinner. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

Then, seeing that he would have some reply, I answered with what naiveté I could summon up at the moment: “I think it was because you seem so ashamed of your devotion to them. The Hermit of ——— Street by Anna Katharine Green

Willa Cather If the singer, going home exhausted in her cab, was wondering what was the good of it all, that smile, could she have seen it, would have answered her. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

She answered in the affirmative; and he then inquired whether I had been much surprised to find him in my chamber on the other day. The Purcell Papers by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Wilkie Collins I felt that my object in visiting the library was answered the moment I set eyes on them. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Abraham Merri When he answered me his voice had lost all truculency. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

Jane Austen Had not Mrs. Weston any letter about her to produce?” No, she had heard from him very lately, but having answered the letter, had put it away. Emma by Jane Austen [1816]