Phrases with "anybody"

Procuring a bit of paper, I made up a bundle and stole out of the house without having said a word to anybody of my intention. Agatha Webb by Anna Katharine Green

Rum story, ain’t it?” “Extraordinary. Has anybody ever seen her?” “I should just think so. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]

Anna Katherine Green That I did this unseen by anybody is not so strange when you consider the hour, and how the only person then living in the lane was, in all probability, in her kitchen. Dark Hollow by Anna Katherine Green

Thomas Hardy You think of him night and day, ever so much more than of anybody else; and when you are thinking of him, I am shut out of your mind. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

Theodore Dreiser If you want anybody to come here, just write ’em a note and give it to me, and tell ’em to ask for me when they come. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Mark Twain After a pause: “Huck, they couldn’t anybody get you to tell, could they?” “Get me to tell? Why, if I wanted that half-breed devil to drownd me they could get me to tell. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain [1876]

G. K. Chesterton Scarcely anybody among the general public had ever heard of Horne Fisher; but he had known the Prime Minister all his life. The Man Who Knew Too Much by G. K. Chesterton

Thomas Wolfe It would kill anybody else, the way he lives. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

George Meredith You’re a curiosity, Mr. Crossjay Patterne.” “Ah! so’d anybody be who knew as much as I do,” said Crossjay, with a sober sadness that caused the doctor to treat him seriously. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Mark Twain Tom was snuffling, now, himself — and more in pity of himself than anybody else. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain [1876]

Thomas Hardy To anybody but a half-blind man it would have said, “You want another of the knocks which have already laid you so low. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

E. F. Benson The foggy conditions perhaps added to the excitement, for it was not possible to see more than a few yards, and thus at any moment anybody might almost run into her. Miss Mapp by E. F. Benson [1922]

Sinclair Lewis You’ll need your sleep, after all this stirrin’ up you’ve had tonight — I was so proud — I’ve never known anybody to really wrestle with the Lord like you did. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

Before anybody could interpose, Brayle had cantered lightly into the field and the enemy’s works were in crackling conflagration. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

Sinclair Lewis We’ll lunch at the Plaza, and then take a taxi up and look over Grant’s Tomb. You always hear about all the visiting firemen going up there, but I never met anybody that has. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

Thomas Hardy Do anybody give it? The last time. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

Anthony Trollope But anybody who understood the borough could see with one eye that Mr Lopez had not a chance. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Theodore Dreiser I don’t think Mr. Stener started this of his own accord in the first place — I think I am as much to blame as anybody — but it grew out of other things. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

However, when they arrived, they found that the tenants at Oxlip Grange could not be got to go out of it without proper notice—which anybody but Sir Dace Fontaine would have known to be reasonable. Verena Fontaine’s Rebellion by Ellen Wood [1880]

Thomas Hardy O! — too serious!” “Will anybody buy her?” said the man. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

Jack London Was anybody else going on with it, I wondered; and if so, with what success? You see, the world was dead to me. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

Emily Dickinson The red upon the hill Taketh away my will; If anybody sneer, Take care, for God is here, That’s all. Poems by Emily Dickinson

Wilkie Collins I never knew anybody venturesome enougheither by word or look — to take a liberty with her. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Willa Cather The Royces and the Wheelers, they said, couldn’t behave like anybody else, and it was no use their trying. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

Jack London There was no way for anybody to tell him about all these people, and of blood-ties and relationship he knew nothing whatever and never would be capable of knowing. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

William Morris Though indeed it will be a mere kindness on your part, for almost anybody would make as good a guide, and many much better. News from Nowhere by William Morris [1890]

D. H. Lawrence He couldn’t believe that anybody REALLY hated anybody. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Anthony Trollope Of course, anybody prefers to do the empress. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Jonathan Swif Our news about a cessation of arms begins to flag, and I have not these three days seen anybody in business to ask them about it. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

H. G. Wells In the first place, when all I’ve got to say is done, let me lose my miraculous power, let my will become just like anybody else’s will, and all these dangerous miracles be stopped. The Man Who Could Work Miracles by H. G. Wells [1898]

Marjorie Bowen Indeed, it was very kind of anybody to endure her at all; nobody wanted her, and of course she must be, she was sure, quite useless and a nuisance. Elsie’s Lonely Afternoon by Marjorie Bowen

Arthur Morrison Punch you may on Wanstead Flats, but execration and worse is your portion if you kick anybody except your wife. Tales of Mean Streets by Arthur Morrison

Henry Fielding Coarse, quotha! I can’t bear to hear the poor young fellow run down neither; for I will say this, I never heard him say an ill word of anybody in his life. The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews and his friend Mr Abraham Adams by Henry Fielding

As if anybody were afraid! Assistant Commissioners come and go, but a valuable Chief Inspector is not an ephemeral office phenomenon. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

Anthony Hope Minutes went by; there were no signs of Bauer nor of anybody else in the silent street. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

You wouldn’t have thought there was anybody nearer than Bathurst. Everything seemed to be in our favour. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

But I made him promise to say nothing to anybody either by word of mouth or letter, without telling me first. Prester John by John Buchan

Anthony Trollope I think she prefers him to anybody else; and that were he to propose to herself, she would give him her consent to go to you. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

I had told Peter John that Haraldsen was in danger, and warned him to be very much on the watch for anything or anybody suspicious. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

Wilkie Collins He will not assign to anybody the smallest motive for his conduct. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

Charles Dickens Everybody talks to you, or to anybody else who hits his fancy. American Notes for General Circulation by Charles Dickens [1842]

Sinclair Lewis But if we three decent people can’t get along in honesty, then there’s no hope for anybody anywhere. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

D. H. Lawrence She disliked Sir Alexander and Lady Cooper. She did not want Michaelis or anybody else trailing her. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

G. K. Chesterton Nevertheless anybody could understand or enjoy these books, whenever they were written. Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

E. F. Benson And both of them were perfectly happy sitting opposite anybody else who might talk simultaneously, as long as he asked no question which interrupted the flow of their volubility. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

Anthony Trollope Money is no object to him, and he doesn’t care a straw what anybody says of him. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Arthur Conan Doyle One never sees anybody but just those who are fit for nothing better. The Great Shadow by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Wilkie Collins Would anybody be kind enough to read them, while I point out what they mean on the picture? I only ask, because it seems egotistical to be reading my opinions about my own works. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

D. H. Lawrence It was not the fault of anybody or anything. The Captain’s Doll by D. H. Lawrence

Mark Twain About two (blank) years followed, during which period NOTHING AT ALL HAPPENED TO SHAKESPEARE, so far as anybody knows. Is Shakespeare Dead? by Mark Twain

Anthony Trollope Of course he does everything better than anybody else could possibly do it, except Cousin Frank. “I am going down next week to Richmond. Lady Fawn has insisted on my staying there for a fortnight. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

He was far too sensible a man to feel jealous, but he would expect his wife to put him first—a very long way in front of anybody else. Studies in Love and Terror by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

Edith Wharton Mrs. Tracy had given him to understand that he’d better go back to work, for all the use he was to her or Laura Lou: cluttering up the house, and no more help to anybody than a wooden Indian. . Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

Anthony Trollope There isn’t anybody more on my side than she is. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

Cecily would be happy with anybody who made her comfortable. A mother in India by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1903]

G. K. Chesterton At this time I should have been quite as annoyed as anybody else for miles round, if I had found a priest interfering with my affairs or interpolating things in my manuscript. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

Anthony Trollope It is all very well to tell a fellow to be as “big a swell” as anybody else, as Tom had told him. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins But — well! I dare say I was wrong; I resented the tone he was taking with me; I would have owned I had made a mistake to anybody else in the world; I wouldn’t own it to him. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Joyce, if my heart never ached for anybody before, it ached then. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

And there ain’t anybody has got a better right to hold up their head than you have, Silas. You’ve got plenty of money, and you’ve made every cent of it. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

Arnold Bennett But it had not happened to him, nor to anybody in authority, to treat Edwin as an individual. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

John Galsworthy She was even sorry for him so far as it was possible to be sorry for anybody but herself just now. To Let by John Galsworthy

John Morley It is one of the standing mysteries in literary biography how Burke could think of entering Parliament without any means that anybody can now trace of earning a fitting livelihood. Burke by John Morley [1879]

I went all hot and cold — anybody would have gone all hot and cold with such a prospect as the scoundrel pictured in front of him. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

Guy de Maupassant If anybody should find it, please let us know. Abandoned (L'Abandonné) by Guy de Maupassant [1884]

Gertrude Stein He knew everybody, he really knew them and he could introduce anybody to anybody. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

Guy de Maupassan On such occasions, if anybody wished to make friends with him, it was necessary to say: “Ah! Mademoiselle, what a nice girl you make. Mademoiselle by Guy de Maupassan

Anatole France I have heard that he goes about circulating rumors that my ribbon is a bell-rope — and of what a bell! I should be pained if anybody believed so wretched a story. The Red Lily by Anatole France [1894]

Jack London There were the zealots, who murdered anybody who broke this law. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

Arthur Morrison When we’re safe in the ’ouse, and there’s no chance of anybody else pokin’ in, then you can come and help find the stuff. The Adventures of Martin Hewitt by Arthur Morrison

Edith Wharton Mother’s not here, or the Marchioness — or anybody but me. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton [1920]

Barbara,” carried on the unceremonious justice, “what is it that you see in Carlyle more than anybody else?” Barbara’s scarlet cheeks answered for her. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Henry Lawson There may not be anybody to see me off, but some of the boys are sure to be on the wharf or platform “over there,” when I arrive. While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson

G. K. Chesterton Just because they’re all mad and hate anybody who’s quite sane. Tales of the Long Bow by G. K. Chesterton [1925]

Theodore Dreiser He was for brazening it out on the ground that he was a single man, and at liberty to associate with anybody he pleased. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

G. K. Chesterton I am far from certain that, even if anybody could prevent all protest or defiance under arms, offered by anybody anywhere under any provocation, it would not be an exceedingly wicked thing to do. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

Anthony Trollope George Roden soon followed them, for it was not the practice of anybody in that department to remain at work long after four o’clock. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Edward Bellamy Ladies and gentlemen of the cultured class in your day would no more have permitted persons of their own class to render them services they would scorn to return than we would permit anybody to do so. Looking Backward From 2000 to 1887 by Edward Bellamy

It was said that his mind would drop like a plummet on to essential facts and that he would pick up trails invisible to anybody else. Marauders by Night by Arthur Gask [1951]

I also said that if anybody attempted to land within my fences I would shoot — no matter whom. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

George Eliot Then he added — “I gave Spouncer a black eye, I know; that’s what he got by wanting to leather me; I wasn’t going to go halves because anybody leathered me. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

G. K. Chesterton She never knew what was meant by being “under the influence” of Yeats or Shaw or Tolstoy or anybody else. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

George Meredith And there’s Nevil down on his back in the thick of them! Will anybody tell me why the devil he must be poking into the French camp? They were ready enough to run to him and beg potatoes. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Thomas Hardy It was doubtful, indeed, if anybody else were in a position to do so. The Well-Beloved by Thomas Hardy [1897]

Robert Green Ingersoll God cannot hate anybody who is capable of loving anybody. What shall we do to be Saved? by Robert Green Ingersoll

Daniel Defoe I went back to the town, did the business he publicly directed me to, and was at home before anybody thought me long. The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe [1683]

Sinclair Lewis He had, they mirthfully related, declared that anybody who kept hogs would die of small-pox; he had been drunk for a week, and diagnosed everything from gall-stones to heart-burn as small-pox. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

Anthony Trollope I don’t know that I’ve ever treated anybody particularly well. Kept in the Dark by Anthony Trollope [1882]

D. H. Lawrence Anyhow, I feel great grasping white hands in the air, wanting to get hold of the throat of anybody who tries to live, to live beyond money, and squeeze the life out. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

E. F. Benson My dear, how tiresome she has been already! She came and sat in the garden-room, which I don’t intend that anybody shall do in the morning, and so I began playing scales and shakes to smoke her out. Lucia's Progress by E. F. Benson [1935]

D. H. Lawrence But neither did he want to see anybody else, or to think of anybody else. The Captain’s Doll by D. H. Lawrence

Robert Green Ingersoll Now, let the future take care of itself and if I ever touch the shores of another world I will be just as ready and anxious to get into some remunerative employment as anybody else. On Hell by Robert Green Ingersoll

Robert Green Ingersoll Nobody ever saw anybody who had seen anybody who had heard of anybody that had seen anybody that had ever seen one of the original Hebrew manuscripts. What shall we do to be Saved? by Robert Green Ingersoll

William Makepeace Thackeray She is gay now, and would sing or dance, ay, or marry if anybody asked her. Mrs. Perkins’s Ball by William Makepeace Thackeray [1847]

Zona Gale Amory didn’t care whether anybody listened; he simply longed to talk, and St. George had things to think about. Romance Island by Zona Gale [1906]

The suggestion that anybody deemed him a “poor creature” grew more astounding, incomprehensible, as it swelled in his brain. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

Frederick Marryat Edward, just look-out, and if you see anybody coming or passing, let me know. Children of the New Forest by Frederick Marryat [1847]

Wilkie Collins Before he proceeded to business, he asked if anybody was waiting to see him. Miss or Mrs? by Wilkie Collins [1871]

D. H. Lawrence And anybody whom Mrs Bodoin could not stand she managed to sit on, disastrously. Mother and Daughter by D. H. Lawrence [1929]

Theodore Dreiser Will anybody bid thirty-three?” Young Cowperwood’s mind was working. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

George Eliot It’s little enough anybody can get hold of, and still less what he can drive into the skulls of a pence-counting, parcel-tying gcneration, such as mostly fill your chapels. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

Don’t make more mischief; my brother is coming: be quiet! Hush! Isabella! Has anybody hurt you?” “There, there, children—to your seats!” cried Hindley, bustling in. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

Anthony Trollope What may he give her so that men sha’n’t come and worry her life out of her in this way? As for an heirloom, anybody who knows anything, knows it can’t be an heirloom. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

The key was not likely to be found by anybody but those that knew where to look for it. Roger Monk by Ellen Wood [1868]

Charles Dickens When he landed at home, he paid no attention to anybody else, but ran into the favourite’s arms before a great concourse of people, and hugged him, and kissed him, and called him his brother. A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens [1852]

George Eliot An’ she makes one feel safer when she’s i’ the house, for she’s like the driven snow: anybody might sin for two as had her at their elbow. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

H. G. Wells Suppose, she thought, instead of hanging two curtains as anybody else would do in that window, she ran this glory of rich colour across from one side on a great rod of brass. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

Anthony Trollope She had no fear of economies, either before her two handmaids or anybody else in the world. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

Gertrude Stein Everybody knew everything, anybody knowing them knew everything, everybody knowing them knew it again and again, knew everything again and again, the older one knew everything knew it again and again. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

The two old maids, Misses Walsh, who complained every day about the noise in the halls, inquired immediately if anybody had looked behind the clock. The Four Million by O. Henry [1906]

Lucy Maud Montgomery Not, of course,” she hastened to add, “that anybody would. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

Anthony Trollope If you want notoriety, Mr Bunce, and don’t mind what you pay for it; or have got anybody else to pay for it; then indeed — ” “There ain’t nobody to pay for it,” said Bunce, waxing angry. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Rudyard Kipling At this stage of the game anybody might have been anybody — pursuer or pursued. Destroyers at Jutland by Rudyard Kipling [1916]

H. Rider Haggard I have never showed it to anybody yet except to a drunken old Portuguese trader who translated it for me, and had forgotten all about it by the next morning. King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard

Did you think she cared for him? No! Would anybody have thought so? No! She pretended it was for my sake. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

That is, he only supposes her to have uttered the word by an argument which presumes it impossible for anybody to have done otherwise. Joan of Arc by Thomas De Quincey

Gaston Leroux Rouletabille knew it was open to anybody — anybody who had a tale to tell, something that would send some other person to prison or to death and oblivion. The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux [1913]

Edith Wharton It’s fifteen years since I’ve been an object of interest to anybody but the public. Crucial Instances by Edith Wharton [1901]

Anthony Trollope If anybody is drunk send for me. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

Bob observed, “I don’t know how anybody could he deceived in your baby face. Ralph Rashleigh by James Tucker

Wilkie Collins I never was driven, and I never will be driven, by anybody but a sober man. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Robert Louis Stevenson By writing a novel — even a bad one — I do not make myself a criminal for anybody to insult. Vailima Letters by Robert Louis Stevenson

Fanny Fern You, of course, must regulate your arrangements according to your interests; and if anybody else will give you more than I do, you are at liberty to take it. Ruth Hall by Fanny Fern [1854]

Virginia Woolf No need to be anybody but oneself. A room of one’s own by Virginia Woolf [1929]

Daniel Defoe They greatly mistake him, who think he will assist anybody in suppressing and detecting such laudable arts, and such diligent servants. The History of the Devil by Daniel Defoe

Wilkie Collins Have you heard anybody inquiring after you, for the last day or two, outside your door? Ah! I see you have. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Anthony Trollope Only nothing that anybody can say can change it. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

E. F. Benson I’m sure you’ll make him see it the right way, if anybody can. Mapp and Lucia by E. F. Benson [1931]

Wilkie Collins But otherwise there was nothing in the lady’s condition, before the fatal attack came, to alarm her or anybody about her. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

Anthony Trollope You see, I am such an old cripple that I cannot give invitations like anybody else. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

William Makepeace Thackeray After marchin a little through the plash and mud, “Has anybody seen Coxy’s fly?” cries I, with the most innocent haxent in the world. The Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush by William Makepeace Thackeray [1838]

F. Scott Fitzgerald I can’t possibly get anybody else to-night. All the Sad Young Men by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1926]

It appears, from being so imbedded in the land, to be a part of the coast, to anybody approaching it from the open lake. Journal of a Cruise on the Tanganyika Lake by John Hanning Speke [1864]

Wilkie Collins He asked, first, if there was anybody staying with us besides the regular members of the household. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

George Gissing Is anybody hurt?’ ‘No, they have only broken all the windows,’ Hubert replied. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

D. H. Lawrence And, you know, Louise, I’ve come to the conclusion that hardly anybody in the world really lives, and so hardly anybody really dies. St Mawr by D. H. Lawrence

Sinclair Lewis But she dresses I don’t think I ever seen anybody so elegant. Our Mr. Wrenn by Sinclair Lewis

Wilkie Collins If I speak to anybody privately, it ought to be to you. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

Anthony Trollope But I do not think that father is worse than anybody else; and I think that his words are sometimes very beautiful. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Anthony Trollope It was then the end of July, and everybody that was anybody was going out of town. Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope [1865]

G. K. Chesterton He had scarcely spoken to anybody until he spoke to the cultured crowd at Ivywood. He did not wish to speak to anyone for many hours yet. The Flying Inn by G. K. Chesterton [1914]

For after all, the poor devils are no worse than anybody else. Burmese Days by George Orwell

E. F. Benson The day of swank was past and done, he would have to be quiet and humble and grateful to anybody who treated him with the respect to which he had been accustomed. Mapp and Lucia by E. F. Benson [1931]

Edith Wharton The low-down sneaks — I always knew they’d try to have me out! As if anybody ever came to the library, anyhow!” “Somebody did yesterday, and you weren’t there. Summer by Edith Wharton [1917]

D. H. Lawrence He had a free sensation of walking in his own darkness, not in anybody else’s world at all. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Every sentence, so far as it embodies thought or sensibility, may be understood and felt by anybody who will give himself the trouble to read it, and will take up the book in a proper mood. A Study of Hawthorne by G. P. Lathrop [1876]

Mark Twain If there’s anybody with you, let him keep back — if he shows himself he’ll be shot. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Sinclair Lewis I don’t believe in interfering with anybody else’s doings, or anybody interfering with mine. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

Arnold Bennett Some time had elapsed before Darius would allow anybody even to mount the steps. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Anthony Trollope But I don’t think that anything ought to be said about anybody unless I like him myself. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

When he was attacking anybody or frolicking, his movements and beauty can only be described by a phrase of the Apostle James, ‘the grace of the fashion of it. Among the Tibetans by Isabella L. Bird [1894]

Captain Barker might have been dead for years for all I cared, and I went to my room thinking least of anybody about him. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

Sinclair Lewis Cass said proudly, “Nice fellow, isn’t he!” “Marvelous.” “Course off the stage, he seems like anybody else. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

Thomas Hardy She was not an existence, an experience, a passion, a structure of sensations, to anybody but herself. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Anthony Trollope But I don’t think there is anybody I hate so much as old Beeswax. He has a contemptuous way with his nose which makes me long to pull it. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

Arthur Machen He thought at first of just going abput his ordinary business and knowing nothing about it; he didn’t think that anybody had seen him following Joe down to the river. Holy Terrors by Arthur Machen

Edith Wharton But if it comes to money, I’ll spend as much as anybody — ” “Oh, shut up, Zinnia,” her husband softly intervened, and redisposed himself to rest. The Children by Edith Wharton [1928]

She says, “The sun and the moon never shone on anybody so handsome, and her skin was so white that it looked blue, and she had two little blushes on her cheeks. The Celtic Twilight by William Butler Yeats [1893]

M. R. James Had he, we asked, caught sight of anybody attacking our friend? He could not be sure. A Warning to the Curious and other ghost stories by M. R. James

Guy de Maupassant Does anybody know what makes them act, what makes them love, what makes them follow, or throw over a man? One certainly does know, occasionally; but often one does not, and sometimes one is in doubt. Allouma by Guy de Maupassant [1889]

G. K. Chesterton They were always waiting for the Dawn; without the least anticipation that they might be shot at dawn, or the least intelligent preparation for shooting anybody else at dawn. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

Softly embracing Sasha, she answered: “My dear, he will never listen to anybody except himself — never!” For a short while they were both silent in a close embrace. Mother by Maksim Gorky

H. G. Wells He looked as young or old as anybody grown up. The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth by H. G. Wells [1904]

Rudyard Kipling It’s my work — mine — mine — mine! I’ve been alone all my life in myself, and I’m not going to belong to anybody except myself. The Light That Failed by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Sandy was a man of genius — as much as anybody I ever struck — but he had the defects of such high-strung, fanciful souls. Greenmantle by John Buchan

G. K. Chesterton As if anybody ever made an Empire or anything else by saying that two and two make five. The Flying Inn by G. K. Chesterton [1914]

Thomas Wolfe I’ve lived all my life in this town, and everybody knows — no matter what anybody says — that I’ve never done anything immoral. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

She had not a word for anybody during the rest of the day; but sat near the hall fire till evening watching and tending Tartar, who lay all gory, stiff, and swelled on a mat at her feet. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

Henry Handel Richardson He and his Oscan Declension! Was it worth a rap to anybody but himself? Did it do anyone good? . Two Tales of Old Strasbourg by Henry Handel Richardson

Mark Twain They ain’t anybody as polite as robbers — you’ll see that in any book. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain [1876]

They’re full of loyalty just now — baying the moon — but if anybody opens a window they’ll turn tail fast enough. The Imperialist by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1904]

Anthony Trollope If anybody like a jeweller had been down at the castle, I should have heard of it. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope Then he has to come down, and he gets eaten worse than anybody else. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

On that day she did not see anybody either. The Crock of Gold by James Stephens

E. F. Benson My Councillors have a right to know my views before anybody else. Trouble for Lucia by E. F. Benson [1939]

E. F. Benson I have it very much at heart, as anybody must have who knows anything about it. Trouble for Lucia by E. F. Benson [1939]

Thomas Hardy If anybody finds me out, I am, I suppose, disgraced. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

Wilkie Collins Let nobody else come in — I can’t speak if anybody else comes in. The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins [1857]

It is difficult to understand how anybody who has ever kept a dog, or seen an elephant, can have any doubt as to an animal’s power of performing the essential processes of reasoning. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

D. H. Lawrence And yet he won’t let me go to anybody else. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

H. G. Wells She found it a most disagreeable idea that her father should have eloped with anybody but herself. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

George Eliot I’ve got my reason, Mr Lyon, and if anybody talks sense I can follow him; but Felix talks so wild, and contradicts his mother. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

He had an idea that Freya was too sensible to ever be gone on anybody — I mean to an unmanageable extent. Freya of the Seven Isles by Joseph Conrad [1911]

G. K. Chesterton In this case, for instance, anybody looking at the surface of the situation would naturally say that the whole of humanity had gone mad. The Return of Don Quixote by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

Meantime his duty was not to be found out, and he trusted in his skill, in his luck, in his well-established reputation that would disarm suspicion if anybody dared to suspect. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

Thomas Hardy If I had such a power as you imagine I would go straight and use it for the good of anybody who has been kind to me — which Thomasin Yeobright has not particularly, to my knowledge. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

G. K. Chesterton The stranger imagined that he was uttering a very crushing repartee, as perhaps he was, to anybody who knew what he meant. Four Faultless Felons by G. K. Chesterton [1930]

Anthony Trollope He may have been doing fairly well for what anybody knows, and, as he says nothing of himself, his disgrace is at any rate hidden. Hunting Sketches by Anthony Trollope

But I did not dream that anybody knew. The Slayer of Souls by Robert W. Chambers [1920]

Charles Kingsley If anybody is goose enough to fall in love with you, he’ll be also goose enough, I don’t doubt, to do so at first sight. Two Years Ago by Charles Kingsley

The thought that haunted me as I went from caravan to caravan was, What can happen in those cramped interiors when anybody dies? But that, of course, is the kind of question you hardly care to ask. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell [1937]

Yes, I am, and so’s anybody who’s ever seen them. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

Edith Wharton If there IS anybody else — ” “I can’t imagine what you think of me, Indiana!” Indiana, without appearing to resent this challenge, again lost herself in meditation. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

Thomas Wolfe Now I can hold my head up and look anybody in the eye and tell the Great Man, Paul S. Appleton himself, to go to the devil. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

The time was long past when it was of any importance who came there, or if anybody came. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

Anthony Trollope That is, and is to be, the Gatherum Archery Code, and I shall break my heart if anybody rebels. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Elizabeth Von Arnim Much the kindest of anybody we know, and much the — the nicest, really. Mr Skeffington by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1940]

Margaret Oliphant He was not careful what anybody would say or think; he no longer pictured to himself the up-turned faces in Salem, all conscious of the tragedy which was connected with his name. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

Henry Handel Richardson Of course you couldn’t carry Dobbin or the shop; but, my! it DID hurt to think of anybody else sitting on the saddle, or using the scales. Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

But there’s never been anybody yet, be they who they may, as done for me what she done. The Lowest Rung by Mary Cholmondeley [1908]