Phrases with "anybody"

Anthony Trollope And if he is not very much in love, he likes me better than anybody else, which goes a long way. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

I was alarmed; for I believed that, if anybody should detect me, means would be taken to prevent my coming again. Suspiria de Profundis by Thomas De Quincey [1845]

John Morley She was never heard to hold up anybody to laughter. Voltaire by John Morley

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]

Arnold Bennett If anybody had told me beforehand that I should do such a thing I should have laughed. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Edith Wharton If a woman’s going to ignore her pearls, they want to be better than anybody else’s — and so it is with everything else. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

In a word, he greatly resembled Domitian, Vespasian’s son, more than anybody else. The Secret History of the Court of Justinian by Procopius [1896]

Anthony Trollope If anybody were to speak of you as such behind your back no one would take your part more loyally than I. But nobody would. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Anthony Trollope But who is it, love? Has anybody said anything to you?” “It was only an idea, papa. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

G. K. Chesterton She was coming casually out of the tea-room, carrying a handbag, just like anybody else. Tales of the Long Bow by G. K. Chesterton [1925]

Mr. Knightley was a man that always had the first word in everything, and generally the best of an argument — putting down anybody who differed from him in a quiet, superior sort of way. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

D.H. Lawrence I cannot compel anybody to follow me. The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence

D. H. Lawrence At moments it seemed to him he did not care a straw whether Ursula or Hermione or anybody else existed or did not exist. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Arnold Bennett You must know as well as anybody the name of the young gentleman that she’s waiting for. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

They can’t believe that anybody ever speaks quite the truth: when they hear it — they don’t recognise it, and they wonder what the speaker is driving at. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Jack London He said that when his body died in the jacket, and he himself went forth from prison, he was never anybody but Ed Morrell. He never experienced previous existences. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

H. Rider Haggard Whatever was done was done for your sake, not for that of anybody else. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

D. H. Lawrence Can anybody lend me a shilling? Oh thanks, a shilling will do to buy all the underclothes he wants. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Mark Twain Can’t you SEE that THEY’D go and tell? Ther’ ain’t no way but just to not tell anybody at ALL.” “Well, maybe you’re right — yes, I judge you ARE right. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Anthony Trollope And I think too well of myself to believe that anybody will care more for me because of a necklace. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Jonathan Swif Hardly anybody suspects me for them; only they think nobody but Prior or I could write them. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

A pretty laugh they have had in their sleeve, if it is anybody near, at seeing you wade up here through the snow this morning! They would know you were bringing the letter, to consult me. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Anthony Trollope If anybody has spread such a report, or said that either of them have hinted at such a thing, it is a base lie. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

E. F. Benson She did not care for her husband, which was a pity, but what made it worse was that she did not care for anybody else. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

D. H. Lawrence It was too much for poor Virginia’s nerves even to catch sight of anybody in the house, when she came in from the office. Mother and Daughter by D. H. Lawrence [1929]

Mark Twain You only just tell a boy you won’t ever have anybody but him, ever ever ever, and then you kiss and that’s all. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain [1876]

John Galsworthy He said nothing when he got home — nothing whatever to anybody of what he had heard — the whole of him absorbed in a sort of silent and awful adjustment. On Forsyte ’Change by John Galsworthy

Wilkie Collins But Mr. Bruff reminded me that somebody must put my cousin’s legacy into my cousin’s hands — and that I might as well do it as anybody else. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Sinclair Lewis I read that way back in school-reader, but I never had anybody to show me what it meant, like I’m going to do with my congregation. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

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]

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

Andrew Lang Jack remained here for many days, doing nothing, and — as far as anybody kneweating nothing. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

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

Guy de Maupassant She would have been much amused if anybody had told her that she would love him, and yet she did love him, after a singular fashion. The Awakening (Reveil) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

Theodore Dreiser He did not propose to introduce her to anybody if he could help it, and he always made it a point to be a fast traveller in driving, in order that others might not attempt to detain and talk to him. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

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 He has the queerest old man to wait upon him, and he never sees anybody from day to day. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Wilkie Collins If there’s anybody ill, trust the women for prophesying that the person will die. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

John Galsworthy Did that do anybody harm? He did not eat ten meals a day; he ate no more than, perhaps not so much as, a poor man. To Let by John Galsworthy

Joseph Furphy Nobody would think, seeing me so brisk an’ cheerful, that I got more worry nor anybody on’y myself could stand. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

Henry Kingsley But Mrs. Buckley had been a little cross to her that week for some reason, and so she was afraid; and, not knowing anybody else well enough, began to cry. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

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. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

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]

And you’ll find that I can be as firm — or as obstinate — as anybody else. Tom Ossington’s Ghost by Richard Marsh [1898]

Sinclair Lewis But it is a fact that, after galloping to the door to see whether anybody was coming in, Bates did a foxtrot three times about his desk. Moths in the Arc Light by Sinclair Lewis

Wilkie Collins We asked if anybody had seen the doctor. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

It was a dark, dirty, miserable place where hardly anybody had enough to eat and where hundreds and thousands of poor people had no boots on their feet and not even a roof to sleep under. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

Thomas Hardy It was a disappointment that he had all the time a cool motive, which might be stated to anybody without raising a smile. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

Theodore Dreiser There hain’t anybody here’ll do that for yuh. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Arthur Morrison Nothing to fear from anybody but me; so you take care, Dan Ogle! . The Hole in the Wall by Arthur Morrison

He had sent out instructions to watch the ports and railway stations for the three men whom I had described to Sir Walter. Not that he or anybody else thought that that would do much good. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan [1915]

Wilkie Collins If you were anybody else but yourself, I would leave you to your fate. The Guilty River by Wilkie Collins [1886]

He may be right or wrong; but the most he, or anybody else, can prove in favour of his conclusion is, that we know nothing more of the mind than that it is a series of perceptions. Hume by Thomas Henry Huxley [1879]

I saw, however, there was something wrong; for Maula, always ordered to be in attendance when anybody visits, was retained by her order to answer why I would not stay with her longer. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

Elizabeth Von Arnim She could, then, if she liked, go off alone now with anybody who wanted her to, to Paris or the other places one went off to, and nobody would say a word. Mr Skeffington by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1940]

Thomas Hardy And I’ll swear to do the best I can to let you take my place without anybody knowing. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

G. K. Chesterton Let me say at once that I think nothing of Shaw or anybody else merely for playing the daring sceptic. George Bernard Shaw by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

George Eliot If anybody could demonstrate to me that I was a flat for it, I shouldn’t think it would follow that I must borrow money to set up genteelly and order new clothes. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

Thomas Hardy I love you the best of anybody in the wide, wide world. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy [1879]

E. Nesbi But she was as gay as anybody when the endless French talking was over, when Peter had torn down to the village for buns and cakes, and the girls had got tea ready and taken it out into the garden. The Railway Children by E. Nesbi

Could she have heard — Could anybody have given her reason to suppose — “You are not well, Mrs. Mellish,” he said, as he took her hand. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

This must be a private telephone, by means of which he could ring up anybody he wanted, but of which only his special friends knew the number. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

Wilkie Collins It is more painful to me than I can say, to mention to anybody what my position really is. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

He never paused to look if there was anybody about the decks. Because of the Dollars by Joseph Conrad [1915]

G. K. Chesterton This anarchism of his is not a question of thinking for himself; every decent man thinks for himself; it would be highly immodest to think for anybody else. George Bernard Shaw by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

G. K. Chesterton It is indeed a perfect symbol; for Quilp is always fighting himself for want of anybody else. Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

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

Elizabeth Gaskell I never saw anybody so prejudiced. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

I could not by any possibility have named anybody more decidedly differing in appearance from the rest of the human race. Eothen by Alexander William Kinglake [1844]

Anthony Trollope He wouldn’t allow it to be done by anybody else. The Fixed Period by Anthony Trollope

D. H. Lawrence It affected him with instantaneous disgust when anybody wanted to share emotions with him. The Captain’s Doll by D. H. Lawrence

Arthur Morrison You’re too hard a nut for that, anybody knows. The Hole in the Wall by Arthur Morrison

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

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]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Consequently I have nothing to fear from anybody and am afraid of nobody. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

Sinclair Lewis Of course probably they won’t seem so to anybody else, but —— Well —— Little and tender and merry and wise With eyes that meet my eyes. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

The landlord having offered a £10 note to anybody that could rescue them, I determined on trying to earn so considerable a reward. Ralph Rashleigh by James Tucker

Anthony Trollope Tell me now; is there anything I can do for you? Do you want anybody to settle anything for you in the city?” “I think not, Captain Clavering; thank you very much. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

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

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]

Thomas Hardy I’d have made him or anybody else speak out before he should have kissed my face for his pleasure. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

Anthony Trollope If anybody thinks that I married him because all this might come,—oh, they do not know me. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Jane Austen We all agreed that it could not be offered to anybody else. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen [1814]

Anthony Trollope Only I shouldn’t have believed it if anybody else had told me. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

William Makepeace Thackeray Does anybody doubt me? I HAVE THAT PEN NOW. A cedar-stick of a not uncommon sort, and holding one of Gillott’s pens. Roundabout Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1860-63]

Anthony Trollope I don’t know of anybody who has been spooning you. Kept in the Dark by Anthony Trollope [1882]

The working-man acquiesces as completely as anybody else. A Traveler from Altruria by William Dean Howells

Anthony Trollope There was a certain Mr. Cavity, who had acted as agent for Westmacott, and who,—if anybody on the Westmacott side had been so guilty,—had been guilty in the matter of Glump’s absence. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

H. G. Wells Some are being run by volunteers and they go anyhow, anywhere and anybody rides. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

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]

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

Quick! As if anybody could be quick enough. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

Mark Twain We knew that the body and the clothing were there for identification by friends, but still we wondered if anybody could love that repulsive object or grieve for its loss. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Daniel Defoe I assured him I had never opened my mouth either to his brother or to anybody else. The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe [1683]

D. H. Lawrence When she seems shallow, you have to remember she’s never had anybody to bring her deeper side out. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman They’ve been sent for to Lincoln.” “Did you see anybody to ask?” asked Mrs. Dent with thinly concealed anxiety. The Wind in the Rose-bush by Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman [1903]

G. K. Chesterton I shall never understand that man, nor will anybody else. The Flying Inn by G. K. Chesterton [1914]

Sinclair Lewis If you go asking for him — anybody can tell you come from the city, with that trick Fedora of yours — he’ll suspect something and take a sneak. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

Anthony Trollope That she did like him better than anybody else was probable. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

It was the policy that suited their interests, and they had just as good a right to look after their interests, he conceded handsomely, as anybody else. The Imperialist by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1904]

Wilkie Collins Don’t anybody know him?” “There’s a man says he does. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

And if you come to style, I don’t know as anybody has got more of a right to put it on than what we have. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

Thomas Wolfe He had the clearest head of anybody George knew, but it was almost as if he had shut off one compartment of his brain and wasn’t using at. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

E. F. Benson Some said that Miss Mapp had declined the invitation on the plea that she was engaged to dine with Major Benjy. This was unlikely, because he never had anybody to dinner. Mapp and Lucia by E. F. Benson [1931]

He had never before allowed anybody to remain under any sort of false impression as to himself. End of the Tether by Joseph Conrad [1902]

Jonathan Swif I never saw so melancholy a scene; for indeed all reasons for real grief belong to her; nor is it possible for anybody to be a greater loser in all regards. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

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 I wouldn’t mind it so much if anybody were the better for it. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Jane Austen If anybody had told me a year ago that this place would be my home, that I should be spending month after month here, as I have done, I certainly should not have believed them. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen [1814]

As if anybody would employ a man that’s never sober! And he’s a clever man too, your ladyship, and has read more books than most gentlemen. The Infidel by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1900]

Theodore Dreiser Do you know anybody by the name of Cowperwood?” Mrs. Davis, fortunately from one point of view, was not of a particularly nervous nor yet contentious type. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

James Hogg There was nothing against his character that anybody knew of here, and he had been a considerable time in the place. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg [1824]

Willa Cather Perhaps she might as well scratch Brisbane as anybody else; for scratch she would, if she didn’t get what she wanted. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

R. D. Blackmore I need not be afraid of anybody but this fellow. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Anthony Trollope He never talks of anybody to anybody. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope I won’t say anything now about anybody being wrong or anybody being right. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Anthony Trollope I never could understand why anybody should ever have begun to live at Dillsborough, or why the population there should have been at any time recruited by new comers. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

Why he might really pass as a gentleman anywhere! He might be anybody but a common chauffeur. The Dark Highway by Arthur Gask [1928]

John Galsworthy How d’you do? Isn’t it silly, the whole thing? As if they wanted anybody but themselves, you know. Flowering Wilderness by John Galsworthy

The cook never could find anything to make broth of, Mr. Ross could, never lay his hands on the books he wanted for himself or anybody else; and, lastly, none of his shirts ever had their buttons on. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

Margaret Oliphant Come; if there is anybody to be got to do this preaching, the thing will be easy. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

Margaret Oliphant My Lady Western could not frown upon anybody who honoured her with such a rapt observation. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

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]

No guns firing, nobody chucking pineapples, nobody beating anybody else up with a rubber truncheon. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

Mr. Marvin,’ said I, ‘you’ve got to begin by being your own master, if you want to be master of anybody else. Annie Kilburn by William Dean Howells

G. K. Chesterton But I never heard of anybody exceeding in cod-liver oil. The Flying Inn by G. K. Chesterton [1914]

R. D. Blackmore I never liked anybody so before. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Thomas Hardy When all has been said about busy rumourers, a superficial and temporary thing is the interest of anybody in affairs which do not directly touch them. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

G. K. Chesterton Like anybody writing any memoirs, I find that my first difficulty is to convey how immensely important certain individuals appeared at certain epochs. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

Wilkie Collins I am the friend of anybody who amuses me. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

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

F. Scott Fitzgerald I’ve never heard anybody so c-common in my life. All the Sad Young Men by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1926]

If anybody from the office chanced to go down to the ship, what a row there’d be!—and he would probably get his discharge. Verena Fontaine’s Rebellion by Ellen Wood [1880]

Jane Austen I will make her very happy, Mary; happier than she has ever yet been herself, or ever seen anybody else. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen [1814]

G. K. Chesterton No conceivable connection between the two would ever have occurred to anybody who had read Dickens with simple and superficial enjoyment, as all good literature ought to be read. Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

Gertrude Stein He also remarked, nobody teaches anybody anything, at first every student’s scalpel is dull and then later every student’s scalpel is sharp, and nobody has taught anybody anything. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

Wilkie Collins He went on with his game, and seemed to forget that there was anybody in the room. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

George Eliot But thee’t so angered wi’ thy feyther, more nor wi’ anybody else. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

Louisa May Alcott I want to be kind, but I know I shall get angry if you abuse my Professor. I haven’t the least idea of loving him or anybody else. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

E. T. A. Hoffmann Your Magdalene is not a thoughtful virgin, but a lovely artless child rather, and yet she is such a marvellous child that hardly anybody else but Guido could have painted her. Signor Formica by E. T. A. Hoffmann [1820]

Anthony Trollope Do you think that I should have brought you all the way up here to tell that I was in love with anybody else?’ ‘I thought I was brought up here to see Mrs de Somebody, and the view. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

Arthur Morrison To anybody acquainted with the internal history of Italy — more particularly the history of the old kingdom of Naples — the name of the Camorra will be familiar enough. The Dorrington Deed-Box by Arthur Morrison

Compare that mulatto with Ginevra!” Some days elapsed, and it appeared she was not likely to take much of a fancy to anybody in the house. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

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]

It would have been cheek in anybody else, but he did it quite nicely, as if he liked the place enormously and wanted to know all about it. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

Anthony Trollope I’ve a right to go where I like, just as anybody else; — that is, if John tells me. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

D. H. Lawrence I cannot allow anybody to be rude to me. The Princess by D. H. Lawrence [1925]

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

I’m inclined to think that if anybody could bowl out this old Australian . The Amateur Cracksman by E. W. Hornung [1899]

Robert Green Ingersoll Does anybody believe it now? “Then said Saul unto his servants, Seek me a woman that hath a familiar spirit, that I may go to her, and inquire of her. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

G. K. Chesterton I can’t help feeling he might cut anybody else’s throat, and even do it treacherously. The Man Who Knew Too Much by G. K. Chesterton

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

But he always thought it’d be a brainy notion for solicitors and business men and vicars and anybody who had a lot of callers. The Greater Trumps by Charles Williams

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]

D. H. Lawrence A high-bred animal like St. Mawr needs understanding, and I don’t know as anybody has quite got the hang of him. St Mawr by D. H. Lawrence

Anthony Trollope She is better than anybody in the world except yourself. Kept in the Dark by Anthony Trollope [1882]

H. G. Wells I doubt if anybody reads collections of So and So’s letters right through and I doubt if many readers will go through this section closely. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

He had enjoyed more of Lady Valeria’s confidence than anybody else, and he had watched her closely, both before and after her husband’s death. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

I shall leave you at the door with the comfortable conviction that you are doing what’s right since it pleases a lady and cannot do any harm to anybody whatever. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

George Eliot But if anybody from London can tell me more than I know about this country-side, I’m willing to listen. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

D. H. Lawrence He would behave in the same way, say the same things, give himself as completely to anybody who came along, anybody and everybody who liked to appeal to him. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

D. H. Lawrence It gave everything and gave nothing to everybody and anybody all the time. St Mawr by D. H. Lawrence

She would have wandered in and out of the empty house and round the empty fields without giving anybody a thought. The Rover by Joseph Conrad [1923]

Wilkie Collins There’s no rest for anybody in this house. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

G. K. Chesterton In theory, she would concede that a student of medieval English has no more business to break open other people’s safes than anybody else. Four Faultless Felons by G. K. Chesterton [1930]

Anthony Trollope I can get up as early as anybody else. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

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

Andrew Lang Unknown to the king, or to anybody but Becasigue, he planned that, as soon as he was able, he would make his escape and pass the rest of his life alone in some solitary place. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Anthony Trollope When I do say it I shall mean it,—whether it’s Onty Moggs or anybody else. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Charles Dickens I have spoken with Mrs. Goldstraw, both in his presence and in his absence; and if anybody is to be trusted (which is a very large IF), I think she is to be trusted to that extent. No Thoroughfare by Charles Dickens [1867]

He ain’t anybody belonging to you, is he, madam?” “Not he,” answered Barbara promptly; “but I know something about him. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

H. Rider Haggard Now you know my address at my club in town; letters sent there will always reach me, and it is scarcely possible for your father or anybody else to prevent you from writing and posting a letter. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

George Gissing It’s ruining her health, for one thing, anybody can see that, and it’s making her so discontented, she’ll soon get reckless. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Arthur Machen She had never said a word before; I had never asked her — I never ask anybody about their past lives. The Secret Glory by Arthur Machen

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

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]

Sinclair Lewis Olivia, I never have talked to you about my wife; haven’t talked to anybody much, I guess. World So Wide by Sinclair Lewis

Charles Dickens What his brother has done to him would have broken anybody else’s heart. Reprinted Pieces by Charles Dickens [1850]

Henry James There was no question for me of anybody else when I brought the two others together. The Golden Bowl by Henry James [1904]

John Galsworthy All I can say is that to think you can judge anybody else’s case is just self-righteous idiocy. Over the River by John Galsworthy

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]

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]

Anthony Trollope He will be Mr. Newton, of Newton Priory, just as much as anybody else could be. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Elizabeth Von Arnim I’m fonder of one of these than I’ve been of anybody in years. The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1922]

Jane Austen Half the sum of attraction, on either side, might have been enough, for he had nothing to do, and she had hardly anybody to love; but the encounter of such lavish recommendations could not fail. Persuasion by Jane Austen [1818]

Robert Green Ingersoll Have the clear title deeds in fee simple to yourselves, without any mortgage on the premises to anybody in the world. The Ghosts and other lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Just then young Powell felt as if anybody ought to be glad enough to be quit of the shore. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Willa Cather I make my guess that she’s never begged anybody to help her before. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Jonathan Swif We have a fever both here and at Windsor, which hardly anybody misses; but it lasts not above three or four days, and kills nobody. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

There was no sign of anybody on the road so far as I could see. Prester John by John Buchan

E. F. Benson And if you had an affair with anybody else--I’m sure you’ve got hundreds--I and everybody else would be ever so pleased and interested, until--Mark that word ‘until. Lucia in London by E. F. Benson [1927]

Kenneth Grahame I’m not seeing anybody at present. Dream Days by Kenneth Grahame

Of course he’s trying to make money in every sort of petty way, but in such a business there’ll never be enough for anybody to come forward. A Smile of Fortune by Joseph Conrad [1911]

D. H. Lawrence And she now dreaded the thought that anybody would know about herself and the keeper. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

Anthony Trollope Why should anybody be more dangerous to me than to anybody else?” “Well, my dear, I think that perhaps she is not so wrong there. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope

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]

Sinclair Lewis I don’t see how anybody could believe in religion after looking at that. Our Mr. Wrenn by Sinclair Lewis

It was Adela’s mental alertness which he knew he would have grudged Prescott, if he could grudge anybody anything. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

It would have been impossible to make him see his guilt or his folly — either by evidence or argument — if anybody had tried to argue. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Anthony Hope The numbers of the houses in the Konigstrasse begin, as anybody familiar with Strelsau will remember, at the end adjoining the station. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope