Phrases with "answered"

I don’t know how she’ll take it, when she hears that he has gone to America.” “Yes, that is a bad business, Mrs. Whitelaw,” Gilbert answered gravely. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Sinclair Lewis He answered in a voice curiously like that of Rippleton Holabird: “I don’t think you need to worry. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

E. Phillips Oppenheim We don’t raise them in Berlin.” “The conceit passed out of my system three years and two months ago,” he answered a little bitterly. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

As the girl, who was struggling with her tears, answered nothing to this: “Of course I’d do anything if I thought it could be of any good,” she concluded. The Story of Ivy by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1927]

Leon Trotsky Lenin answered me through his secretary: “At least for two years. My Life by Leon Trotsky

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]

Arthur Morrison But why should they take it?” “I think we are at the bottom of all this mystery now,” Hewitt answered quietly. The Adventures of Martin Hewitt by Arthur Morrison

Do you know enough to satisfy my curiosity?” “I’ll tell you all I can,” I answered frankly. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]

James Joyce Do you use a holder? — I don’t smoke, answered Stephen. — No, said Heron, Dedalus is a model youth. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

H. Rider Haggard May I ask what brought you to Madeira?” “Health, sir, health,” answered the little man. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

Walter Scott He answered Crevecoeur’s question concerning the complexion of the news of which he and his companion, the Baron D’Hymbercourt180, were the depositaries. Quentin Durward by Walter Scott [1823]

Henry James This question was answered now; to do exactly what he was doing at that moment was an observance sufficiently festive. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

Charles Dickens Am I answered that you are ready to be placed at once under some proper tutor? Is that it?” I stammered yes, that was it. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

First came the howl of a wolf, to be answered by others from every quarter of the compass. Prester John by John Buchan

Oscar Wilde He answered to every touch and thrill of the bow. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

Wilkie Collins Was Dexter the man to forgive that? My own experience answered me, and said, No. “Bear in mind what I have told you,” Mr. Playmore proceeded. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

M. de Treville contented himself with asking d’Artagnan if he could do anything for him, but d’Artagnan answered that he was supplied with all he wanted. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Francis Bacon Let the state be answered some small matter for the license, and the rest left to the lender; for if the abatement be but small, it will no whit discourage the lender. The Essays by Francis Bacon [1601]

Washington Irving The ruffian bird answered in a tone of scorn: “You must apply,” said he, “to the vulgar peaceable birds of earth, who are made for the prey of us princes of the air. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

George Meredith Tell me, do you think it impossible?” Georgiana answered dryly, “You have fallen into a fresh mistake. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

F. Scott Fitzgerald He realized that he had just answered no to some question she had asked him. Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Thomas Hardy She answered without affectation that she would think over the proposal; and thus they parted. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy [1879]

Edith Wharton He said “So long, Matt,” and she answered gaily “So long, Ethan”; and that was all. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton [1911]

Thomas Wolfe He paused just perceptibly, and then answered in a flat tone: “Yes, Mrs. Jack.” “You all must be simply worn out!” she said warmly, with her instant sympathy. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

George Gissing How could I?” “Might have been managed, Polly,” he answered musingly. The Town Traveller by George Gissing [1897]

Rafael Sabatini Thou lying dog, what was thine aim in this?” Defiantly Sakr-el-Bahr answered him: “She is my wife. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

Thomas Carlyle Petrarch reports of him that being at Can della Scala’s court, and blamed one day for his gloom and taciturnity, he answered in no courtier-like way. On Heroes and Hero Worship and the Heroic in History by Thomas Carlyle

George Gissing And how is your cough?’ Even as she made the inquiry, he answered it by coughing very badly. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

Who could resist me when you are in question?” “I have none, Micheline,” answered Serge, with the constrained manner of a man who is feigning. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

George Eliot But if they made a noise on the other — would your purpose be answered better, sir?’ Harold was moving about in an irritated manner while Felix and Jermyn were speaking. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

Outside the doorway, in the black shadow, stood the faithful Ali. “Who is there?” asked Nina. “A great Malay man has come,” answered Ali, in a tone of suppressed excitement. Almayer’s Folly by Joseph Conrad [1895]

First and foremost you have been told the story of the stones I possess?” “I have heard Mr. Kitwater’s version of it,” I answered cautiously. My Strangest Case by Guy Boothby [1901]

And I answered it with a certain resignation: “Well, I don’t know that you are so much mist. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

Don’t you get into the spirit of it now?’ ‘Up-hill work still,’ answered Guy, disentangling some cinders from the silky curls of Bustle’s ear. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

To my laconic invitation to come in for a drink he answered by a deep, gravely accented: “Thanks, I will” as though it were a response in church. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

D. H. Lawrence He answered to the call like an eager hound. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

H. Rider Haggard Arthur answered him frankly enough, but this money talk had not the same charms for him that it had for his host. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

You remember giving me the money for the brewer’s bill, my lady?” “Yes, I remember very well,” answered Lady Audley, with a bitter laugh, “for I wanted that money to pay my own bills. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

What manner of man is this who has brought these ashes upon our heads?’ ‘That is he,’ answered the serdar, pointing to Yûsûf. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier

Arthur Conan Doyle They are looked upon as the soundest concern in the City.” “Dat may be; dat may be,” the German answered stolidly. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Jane Austen However, I think it answered so far as to tempt one to go again. Emma by Jane Austen [1816]

Then Judas, which betrayed him, answered and said, Master, is it I? He said unto him, Thou hast said. The Doré Gallery of Bible Illustrations by Gustave Doré

Anthony Trollope It could not, surely, be brought against her as an actual crime that she had not answered Mr. Camperdown’s letters? And yet she was not sure. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

H. G. Wells Ethel answered Madam Gadow’s inquiries with admirable self-possession, followed her through the folding-doors and displayed an intelligent interest in a new spring mattress. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

You surely do not suppose that I make it my business to go about the world, assisting convicts to escape from captivity?” “That is no business of mine,” answered the officer. The Red Rat’s Daughter by Guy Boothby [1899]

Henry Handel Richardson But I can wait,” answered Laura politely. The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson

Anthony Trollope He spoke to Adelaide, and she answered him; but there was no word of encouragement — not a tone of comfort in her voice. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

The landlord of the White Hart Inn answered Edward Arundel’s question with stolid indifference. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Willa Cather When they rang at the parsonage door, a capable-looking Swedish servant girl answered the bell and told them that Mr. Larsen’s study was in the church, and that he was waiting for them there. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Richard Hakluy The Gouernour answered him, that his offers and good wil declared by the effect, did highly please him, whereof he would alwaies be mindfull to honour and fauour him as his brother. Virginia Richly Valued by Richard Hakluy

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

Anthony Hope I haven’t read anything so amusing for a long while,” answered Rupert. Then he burst into a laugh, crying, “Look, look!” and pointing to the foot of the last page of the letter. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

F. Scott Fitzgerald He just stands there wilting collar after collar —” “Be calm,” answered the young lady. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

Wilkie Collins He answered Francine — mercilessly answered her — at last. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

Elizabeth Gaskell However, when he was spoken to, he answered civilly and promptly. Disappearances by Elizabeth Gaskell [1851]

She answered with Roman fortitude: “Of course, if there’s anything between you and Miss Lapham, your family ought to recognise it. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

George Gissing Is that lady an old acquaintance?’ Monica answered with all necessary detail, and went on to mention the proposal that had been made to her. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

She had just arrived, and asked; and they answered her that he was dead, without the slightest preparation! And she could not bear it, and fainted. The General’s Will by Vera Jelihovsky

And the monster answered him, and said he was a deadly creature, such as God had formed, and dwelt in those deserts in purchasing his sustenance. The Travels of Sir John Mandeville by John Mandeville

George Gissing What temptation? Will it bear putting into words?’ ‘Oh yes, I think it will,’ answered Miss Barfoot, with her gentlest smile. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

George Gissing Could you without a pang say farewell to the world?’ Deodatus answered timidly: ‘Here is peace. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

Radclyffe Hall And Stephen, who, if possible, loved her more, answered almost brusquely: ‘Of course I love you. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

I answered not, but hastened to quit the Castle. As my Chaise drove out of the Court, I looked up to the windows of your Sister’s chamber. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

H. Rider Haggard What comes now?” “This is witch-work, lord,” answered Skallagrim, “and in such things no counsel can avail. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

Guy de Maupassan She answered him by a shake of the head, and when he had rung they waited in silence for the baron. Une Vie (A Woman’s Life) by Guy de Maupassan

Algernon Blackwood It seemed that everything I asked and everything he answered were as familiar as though we spoke of some lecture of the day before. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

Legge answered Beckford very rationally and coolly. Sterne by H. D. Traill [1882]

William Morris At last she said: “Thou hast told me much and answered all my questions wisely, and as my good Squire should, and that pleaseth me. The Wood Beyond the World by William Morris [1894]

Frances Hodgson Burnett When you come back perhaps—” “I may never come back,” he answered and as he said it he saw again the widowed girl who had hurried past him crying because he had saluted her. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Have you no other friend, now that you have been forced to give me up?” “No other,” answered Hilda sadly. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

Henry James Maisie answered this bang at Sir Claude. “Then that’s nice for all of us. What Maisie Knew by Henry James [1897]

George Gissing Now don’t let us talk any more of that, just now; but tell me something about Nancy. How much longer does she mean to stay in Cornwall?’ He answered absently. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

Charles Kingsley And therefore it was that Lucia answered gently, “I am sure you are not well, Mr. Headley. The excitement of the night has been too much for you. Two Years Ago by Charles Kingsley

Mr. Hay once sent, I believe, to the Agent of Mogador, a list of questions to be answered by the consular department. Travels in Morocco by James Richardson

Rafael Sabatini But he answered her quite calmly —“It is against the Prophet’s law to defile meat or bread by the contact of a knife. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

Sinclair Lewis Pickerbaugh answered with theology, violence, and the example of his own eight beauties. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

Henry Kingsley I’ve murdered my own son, Jeff. Do you know that?” I answered —“Yes; I know that, George; but that was an accident. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

Sinclair Lewis From the front stoop Webb answered softly, “Safe! Shoot! I’ve kept a good lookout. It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis

Wilkie Collins Instead of answering the question, she absently answered her own thoughts. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Henry David Thoreau Hard green wood just cut, though I used but little of that, answered my purpose better than any other. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

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]

Virginia Woolf Then why not prise it open? Why not share it? What’s wrong with him, he thought, as he answered the usual intelligent Englishman’s questions about Africa and the state of the country. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

Wilkie Collins That she had answered me unreservedly, it was impossible to believe. The Guilty River by Wilkie Collins [1886]

Grandfather answered in a disagreeable voice: “That ‘s another grandmother for you. My Childhood by Maksim Gorky

Guy de Maupassant He always spoke hastily, sometimes even brutally, and it even seemed as if he bore a grudge against his wife, for at times he answered her roughly, almost angrily. The Story of a Farm-Girl (Histoire d’une fille de ferme) by Guy de Maupassant [1881]

Wilkie Collins No very long time elapsed before they were practically answered in the negative by the reappearance of Mrs. Badgery herself, in a perfectly unruffled condition of chronic grief. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

Arthur Conan Doyle How have you been all these long years?” “How have I been?” the corporal answered gruffly. The Mystery of Cloomber by Arthur Conan Doyle [1889]

Maria Edgeworth When she had answered a difficult question, she could not doubt that she had succeeded; this was not a matter that admitted of the uncertainty which alarms timid tempers. The Good French Governess by Maria Edgeworth

Henry Kingsley I have thought and thought, and I cannot for the life of me tell you why Lord Welter answered Lord Saltire like that, whether it was from deep cunning or merely from recklessness. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

Andrew Lang So the king sent to ask Ciccu’s leave, and Ciccu answered that if the queen and the princess would be pleased to do him such great honour he would show them anything they wished. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Wilkie Collins I answered as kindly as I could, and I attempted to speak to Major Fitz–David in her defense. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

George Gissing He turned round, exclaiming “Lilian!” “It is I,” answered Mrs. Wade’s voice. Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing [1891]

I answered the question I saw upon his lips. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

It was easily seen that the former had been upset by something, for, when we spoke to her, her thoughts seemed far away, and she answered with a hesitation that was by no means usual to her. ’Long Live the King!’ by Guy Boothby [1900]

At that moment his horse neighed, and another answered him. Chicot the Jester by Alexandre Dumas

Mark Twain He answered quietly: “We must all lie here at last. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

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

When he said farewell, she never answered but looked out straight before her with a stony look. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Henry James Longmore mastered his agitation and answered her without betraying himself. Madame de Mauves by Henry James [1874]

George Gissing Mrs. Byass answered it, and not knowing that Mr. Snowdon was from home, bade his usual visitor go upstairs. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

George Gissing Get me something, Mary.’ Later in the afternoon his bell again sounded, and Mary answered it. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

Wilkie Collins I answered the Countess accordingly in her own tone, and then, thinking we had said all that was necessary on either side, made an attempt to get back to the house. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

G. K. Chesterton It will be answered to me that the first Kind of Man of whom I spoke could not really be on boards and committees, as modern England is managed. A Miscellany of Men by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

Wilkie Collins While the man was tying up the parcel, I asked him whether his master lived in Hollyoake Square. Looking a little astonished at the question, he answered in the affirmative. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Arthur Conan Doyle But the other answered him that it was near Altara, so I saw that it was a place of which he spoke. The Adventures of Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1903]

Anthony Hope Do you think I’m mad, Mr. Valet?” “I think, sir, that you talk very good sense, if I may say so,” answered James. “Sense?” echoed Sapt with a chuckle. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

Sir Walter Scott Do you perceive a strong smell of smoke, or is it my fancy?’ ‘Fancy?’ answered Dinmont, ‘there’s a reek like a killogie. Guy Mannering by Sir Walter Scott [1815]

Edith Wharton I often said that he was as much his people’s priest as I; and he smiled and answered that every landowner was a king and that in old days the king was always a priest. Crucial Instances by Edith Wharton [1901]

Do you?” “No, I do not,” answered Rex, and thought, if all women were like this one, how much easier it would be for men to lead a good life! His heart stopped its heavy beating. In the Quarter by Robert W. Chambers

Andrew Lang Then he recognised him and said, ‘But what trade have you taken to that has made you such a great man in so short a time?’ ‘Oh, that I will tell you,’ answered the youth. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

In fact, I am sure Charlotte would not marry without her mother’s consent,” answered Valentine, thoughtfully. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

H. G. Wells I answered him as briefly, in fragmentary sentences. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells [1896]

George Gissing The rough’s blows were answered with no less vigour by the man of commerce. The Town Traveller by George Gissing [1897]

Nathaniel Hawthorne I have even been afraid of little Pearl!” “Ah, that was sad!” answered the mother. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1850]

This was the way in which the second engineer answered his chief. End of the Tether by Joseph Conrad [1902]

Andrew Lang Then he told them the King’s commands, and they answered that by next morning all should be accomplished exactly as the King had ordered. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

George Borrow He answered that whoever told me he was a schoolmaster lied, for that he was a friar of the convent and nothing else. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

He leaned gloomily against the mantelpiece, and after a pause said suddenly, “Well, Rosamond, and what do you make of it?” Rosamond answered coldly. Shadows of Ecstasy by Charles Williams

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]

Violet dear, will you let me take you home now, and leave the doctor and Mr. Wimble with your father?” “No,” answered Vixen decisively. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Algernon Blackwood There was a little pause before he answered me. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

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

Wilkie Collins And Toff, entering at the moment to lay the cloth, answered respectfully, “Hurry the young person, sir, or the salmi will be spoilt. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

George Gissing But what about your peace of mind? What about happiness?’ ‘Why, I’m disposed to agree with Peak,’ answered the journalist. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Is it finished yet?” “No, nor begun,” answered he, without raising his eyes. The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

D. H. Lawrence And he answered her, in the habit of more than thirty years: ‘Well, I don’t think I’m any the worse, dear. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

E. Phillips Oppenheim Where could you have dropped from this morning?” “From Cromer, in a donkey-cart,” he answered smiling. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

Wilkie Collins Now then, Mat; what on earth are you staring at? The garden door, or the sketch of the five-barred gate?” “The picter, in course,” answered Mat, with unusual quickness and irritability. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

Rudyard Kipling He answered that he had ‘known the lady very slightly and the calls on his purse were so heavy that,’ etc. Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

E. F. Benson He answered her therefore precisely in the spirit in which she had spoken. Lucia in London by E. F. Benson [1927]

Henry Kingsley James Stockbridge is killed by the blacks on the Macquarrie.” She answered not a word, but buried her face in her hands, and very shortly rose and left the room. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

One of the men-servants answered it, not Peter; and, seeing somebody very smart before him, bowed deferentially. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Henry James She had no sooner spoken than she felt that the words had a bad effect of intimacy: she had answered for him as if she had been his wife. The Spoils of Poynton by Henry James [1897]

Those who come once, come twice: quite a proverb, isn’t it? Is your friend Mr. Laurance with you?” “Not on this occasion,” answered Dan, coolly, and coming to the point. The Mystery Queen by Fergus Hume

D. H. Lawrence They understood and answered the call outside. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Henry James Her father had answered her, but she had not the courage to turn the latch. Washington Square by Henry James [1880]

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 It is the soul of England.” “I should think you’d catch a cold if not a fish,” answered Crane, “sitting dangling your feet in a pool like that. Tales of the Long Bow by G. K. Chesterton [1925]

He answered them shortly and gloomily. Her Father’s Name by Florence Marryat [1878]

Anatole France She answered that it was late, that she expected no more visitors, and that no one except her husband would come. The Red Lily by Anatole France [1894]

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]

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

Marechal, deeply interested in his plate, answered briefly, when addressed by Madame Desvarennes. All the guests seemed constrained. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

Henry James On some occasion some accident led him to express this curiosity, and she answered as if in surprise that he hadn’t already understood. The Altar of the Dead by Henry James [1895]

Gaston Leroux He answered that he hoped it would. Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux [1907]

Daniel Defoe I hope my warm sisters will be answered now, and blush a little; if not, I have no more to say till I hear further. The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe [1683]

James Joyce The prefect spoke to Brother Michael and Brother Michael answered and called the prefect sir. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

Tobias Smolle Miss Snapper ascribed it to the true cause, namely ignorance; and, when he asked her how she relished his music, answered that, in her opinion, the music and the words were much of a piece. The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smolle

Wilkie Collins His daughter was answered by a few general remarks, setting forth the advantage to the landlord of having a lodger who had lost one of senses. The Guilty River by Wilkie Collins [1886]

Fanny Fern The little room was littered with newspapers, envelopes, letters opened and unopened, answered and waiting to be answered. Ruth Hall by Fanny Fern [1854]

Henry James She answered nothing; she only listened, and looked at him; and he, as if he expected no particular reply, went on to say many other things in the same comfortable and natural manner. Washington Square by Henry James [1880]

He answered Mr. Dunnaker very shortly; and that respectable individual, still smarting under his bruises, replied with equal tartness. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

He answered none; but looked scared, and hand on head. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

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

Wilkie Collins Mrs. Glenarm answered her, this time. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Mark Twain The projections that answered for cheeks were worn smooth by the passionate kisses of generations of pilgrims from distant lands. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Nellie Bly Go to the back parlor,” answered the girl, in a loud voice, without one change in her peculiarly matured face. Ten Days in a Mad-House by Nellie Bly

She answered that I had been both surprised and amused. The Purcell Papers by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

He answered Gilbert Monckton’s questions about India and indigo-planting with an air of unwillingness that was almost insolent. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Rafael Sabatini With unconcealed surprise at Casanova’s ignorance the Würtemberger answered that she was “Madame”. Casanova’s Alibi by Rafael Sabatini

Wilkie Collins The person who answered the door, took my message in insolent silence, and left me standing in the hall. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Henry James When he had reported on Sarah’s visit, which he did very fully, Chad answered his question with perfect candour. The Ambassadors by Henry James [1903]

Edith Wharton He answered simply: “I don’t often get a chance at this kind. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

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

George Gissing Piers answered in the affirmative, and gave details, much to the elder’s satisfaction. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

George Meredith He answered with the half-smile that refers these questions to the settled fact. Celt and Saxon by George Meredith [1910]

Richard Hakluy The Indians answered with great pride, that hee would not hearken vnto him. Virginia Richly Valued by Richard Hakluy

E. Phillips Oppenheim May I sit down for a few moments?” “By all means,” Mannister answered calmly. The Long Arm of Mannister by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1909]

M. P. Shiel And she asked: “You see the rifles coming?” To which he answered that the rifles were not far beyond the hills. Children of the Wind by M. P. Shiel [1923]

H. G. Wells I answered her curtly, left her concerned and perplexed in the passage, and slammed my door upon her. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

I have done it,” answered Bruno. And the boy was satisfied, and cut the brook reeds into even lengths, sitting singing, with his feet in the brook and his face in the sun. Signa by Ouida

Through the door he heard the irritated tones of Madame Desvarennes, to which Micheline answered softly and slowly. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

Why didn’t you ask your friend to stop?” “Because I didn’t care to introduce him to you,” Launcelot Darrell answered coolly; “I never said he was a friend of mine. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Wilkie Collins It was not the footman who had answered the door, as usual, but Mrs. Carling’s maid. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

Henry James Madame Poupin answered for them that they had simply been saying how much they loved him, but that they wouldn’t love him any more if he became suspicious and grincheux. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

And underneath the pierced and bleeding feet: What hast thou done for me? His, two years’ uncomplaining endurance of excruciating pain answered for him. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

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]

D. H. Lawrence The other passengers said something to him, and he answered laconic. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

William Morris She answered not, and he said: Whenso the time hangs heavy on hand with thee, if thou hast will to fare abroad out of the castle, I shall be ever at hand to guide thee. The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris [1897]

George Gissing She gazed at him; he answered the look with lowering challenge. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

Then turning toward Dominique, he asked suddenly: “Why are you not in the army, my good fellow?” “I am a foreigner,” answered the young man. The Miller’s Daughter by Émile Zola

Anthony Trollope With what precise words Clara answered her lover’s letter I will not say; but her answer was of such a nature that he found himself compelled to leave Plaistow, even before the wheat was garnered. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

Do you remember the small boy who went in search of a cab?” I answered that I did, whereupon he bade me examine our reflection as we passed the next shop window. Dr Nikola’s Experiment by Guy Boothby [1899]

George Gissing Piers had nothing ready to his tongue but commonplace, and Miss Derwent answered as became her. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

The detectives asked a few questions about the dinner party at Dr. Shillington’s, which both Sarle and Edgehill answered frankly enough. The House on the Island by Arthur Gask [1931]

George Meredith If the axe were to fall on your neck for it, you would still refuse, would you not?’ Janet answered softly: ‘I believe so. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Wilkie Collins Why not by you?” “For the best of reasons,” he answered “She is poor, and I am poor. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

Frances Hodgson Burnett Did she take him back to Scotland?” “They went back to Scotland,” answered Coombe, “and, of course, the boy was not left behind. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Rudyard Kipling Orderly!’ A drowsy policeman answered Strickland’s call. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Theodore Dreiser All the men answered firmly and clearly, though Steger thought it might barely be possible that one would have changed his mind. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Wilkie Collins Grace Roseberry answered the question in a tone of stern surprise. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

H. G. Wells I halted, answered the earnest pressure of her hand, relinquished it, and after a queer second of hesitation went on down, returning to my own preoccupations. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

Anthony Trollope Questions could not be asked and answered without stopping in their toil. Harry Heathcote of Gangoil by Anthony Trollope

Arthur Conan Doyle The others, what are they?” “They are holy men,” Alleyne answered gravely. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Why are you barring our way? What do you want?” Zverkov answered disdainfully. Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Arthur Conan Doyle Promise me that you will do right by her — promise it?” “I do promise it,” John Girdlestone answered in a deep voice. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Jonathan Swif I answered it could not be, for he had not made sufficient advances. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

Ivan Turgenev But Katya answered him in monosyllables and withdrew into herself. Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev

Maria Edgeworth Unmoved, Griselda, without raising her leaden eyes, answered in a cold voice, “I am very sorry that you should have felt any concern upon my account. The Modern Griselda by Maria Edgeworth

She asked inquiringly what these stakes meant? Micheline answered in an easy tone: “Ah! you saw them? That is the track for training. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]