Phrases with "appeared"

It wasn’t my fault that that horrible Thing appeared to Pegler as soon as I entered the house. From Out the Vasty Deep by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1920]

These high-born hearts rejoiced full many a wight, as thus so many a noble dame appeared in courtly bearing. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

F. Scott Fitzgerald He had one of those invaluable minds with partitions in it; sometimes he appeared at his office refreshed by less than an hour’s sleep, but such occurrences were rare. All the Sad Young Men by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1926]

Jane Austen I was prepared to meet you with the pleasure which our separation naturally produced, with the familiarity which our intimacy at Barton appeared to me to justify. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen [1811]

Clownish devils that appeared in the miracle plays prepared the way for the humorous and satiric treatment of the Elizabethan drama and late fiction. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

He, nervous and brusque when away from her, appeared always as if overcome by her visibility, by the great wonder of being palpably loved. Freya of the Seven Isles by Joseph Conrad [1911]

Ferrar appeared to understand it perfectly. Verena Fontaine’s Rebellion by Ellen Wood [1880]

M. R. James From what I overheard them saying, it appeared that it had been put out by mistake, by some one who was not there. A Thin Ghost and others by M. R. James

Wilkie Collins She appeared to be incapable of attachment to me, or to any body. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Gaston Leroux Four days later, when the evening paper appeared with enormous head-lines announcing the murder of Mademoiselle Stangerson, the letters in the advertisement mechanically recurred to me. Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux [1907]

Lawson, who used to be rather particular in his dress, appeared in a kind of smoking suit and a flannel collar. The Grove of Ashtaroth by John Buchan [1910]

But the financier appeared so indifferent, that Serge could not help answering him: “My wife’s fortune is settled on herself. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

George Meredith The quiet course of things within the house appeared to him to have a listening ear for big events outside. Celt and Saxon by George Meredith [1910]

Wilkie Collins Zillah appeared with a letter for me: left that moment at the rectory by the servant from Browndown. The direction was in Oscar’s handwriting. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Jacques Futrelle Mr. Grimm appeared at his elbow. Elusive Isabel by Jacques Futrelle [1909]

Wilkie Collins You appeared to think that he would not hold me to my explanation. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

Jane Austen Such as Mrs. Elton appeared to her on this second interview, such she appeared whenever they met again — self-important, presuming, familiar, ignorant, and ill-bred. Emma by Jane Austen [1816]

Mr. Tietkens reported that no water was to be got anywhere, and the country to the west appeared entirely waterless. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

Her step was as light and sure as that of a fawn, and, rough as the walking was, she never once stopped or appeared to experience the least inconvenience. The Race of Life by Guy Boothby [1906]

Sir Walter Scott The fortunes of Martin Waldeck have been often quoted by the aged to their giddy children, when they were heard to scoff at a danger which appeared visionary. The Antiquary by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Thomas Hardy He appeared to be lost in reflection, and had directed his face towards a new stone they were lifting. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

Even the play at the pretty little Teatro Sociale where we went to pass the rest of the evening appeared hollow and improbable. Italian Journeys by William Dean Howells [1867]

George Meredith Neither Clara nor Vernon appeared at the mid-day table. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Presently he appeared to be a little relieved in his mind, for he reseated himself with a muttered “Thank goodness,” and gave himself up to a careful consideration of our position. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]

He trembled, advanced, — then shrinking back, clung to his infirm grandfather, as if needing the support he appeared to give. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

John Galsworthy They appeared also to fascinate Lord Saxenden, whose visage was redder and more genial than Dinny had seen it yet. Maid in Waiting by John Galsworthy

E. Phillips Oppenheim It was not until the sensation of the evening arrived that he appeared to take the slightest notice of his fellow guests. The Man Without Nerves by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Francis Bacon A phantasm that appeared to M. Brutus, in his tent, said to him, Philippis iterum me videbis. The Essays by Francis Bacon [1601]

William Makepeace Thackeray She appeared to be a most agreeable, well-informed, and entertaining female. The Rose and the Ring by William Makepeace Thackeray [1855]

Sir Walter Scott At length the bugles of the Glenallan yeomanry were heard, and the Earl himself, to the surprise of all who knew his habits and state of health, appeared at their head in uniform. The Antiquary by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Sir Timothy appeared to be as much distressed as if they had been the only trees he possessed. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Maria Edgeworth His heart was light, his spirits rose, his countenance brightened with intelligence, and resumed its natural vivacity: to his masters and his companions he appeared a new creature. The Good Aunt by Maria Edgeworth

Arnold Bennett When he opened it the parlour appeared in full illumination. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Even from a distance she appeared to be a shy, wild creature, and Heyst, anxious not to try her primitive nerves unduly, scrupulously avoided that side of the clearing in his strolls. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

Henry James So grand, so finely personal a manner it appeared to me at the time, and has indeed appeared ever since, that this brief record irrepressibly springs from that. A small boy and others by Henry James [1913]

It appeared he had been living there in the employ of Professor Bannister for upwards of six years. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

Henry David Thoreau It appeared to have no companion in the universe — sporting there alone — and to need none but the morning and the ether with which it played. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

Rudyard Kipling You see, Mrs. Hauksbee appeared on the horizon; and where she existed was fair chance of trouble. Plain Tales from the Hills by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

Caroline Lamb She appeared at dinner, she seated herself opposite to Glenarvon. There was no look of exultation in his countenance, his eyes met her’s mournfully. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

It is not to be wondered, then, that when Richard Thornton appeared at Torquay, carrying with him Eleanor’s letter, he was received with open arms by the penitent husband. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Thomas Paine The English Parliament of 1688 did a certain thing, which, for themselves and their constituents, they had a right to do, and which it appeared right should be done. The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine [1791]

Elizabeth Gaskell It was his character that produced this effect — character that he never thought about, but that appeared in every word, and look, and motion. Mr. Harrison’s Confessions by Elizabeth Gaskell [1851]

Wilkie Collins They appeared in volumes (first edition), and disappeared as waste paper—and appeared again (second edition), and disappeared as before. The Poetry Did It by Wilkie Collins [1885]

His past was so utterly gone from him that the dwelling which belonged to it appeared to him incongruous standing there intact, neat, and cheerful in the sunshine of the hot afternoon. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

Rudyard Kipling There appeared suddenly two colossal tigers (after the Burmese canons) in plaster on a hillside, and they were the guardians of Burma’s greatest pagoda. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

That, however, appeared impossible. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

He said that the true rulers were not those whose names appeared in the papers, but one or two secret madmen who sat behind the screen and spun their bloody webs. The Last Crusade by John Buchan

George Gissing To an impartial observer it might have appeared that her intellect was growing more active and mature. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Then suddenly above the topgallant rail of the Amelia appeared the upper curve of a lateen yard with the tricolour drooping from the point. The Rover by Joseph Conrad [1923]

When she did, it appeared even more technical than she had supposed. The Place of the Lion by Charles Williams [1931]

Ann Radcliffe He would not have hesitated to pronounce this a party of banditti, had not the delicacy of expression preserved in the song appeared unattainable by men of their class. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

W. H. Hudson He was about thirty years old, a good-looking man, but his face was haggard, his eyes bloodshot, his manner restless, and he appeared like one half-crazed by some great calamity. El Ombú by W. H. Hudson [1902]

Guy de Maupassan He had visited every capital, in the midst of feminine ecstasies of those who, hearing before he appeared that he was irresistible, had felt their hearts throb as he appeared upon the stage. Strong as Death by Guy de Maupassan

Margaret Oliphant He appeared to think that he had a justification for his conduct in the opposition it met with; and that his pride was involved in the necessity for never giving in. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

Wilkie Collins The same strange uncertainty which had already possessed his feet, appeared now to possess his hands. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

He was known as ‘Algy’ and was not a native, but had appeared there suddenly, years before, out of a past he never mentioned. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Jules Verne An iceberg sometimes appeared to him like a small white lump within reach, when it was at least at ten or twelve miles’ distance. The English at the North Pole by Jules Verne

There appeared to be only one shop in the place; at the door of that establishment stood a man. Marvels and Mysteries by Richard Marsh

H. G. Wells I heard it give a peculiar thick cry, and forthwith another of these creatures appeared darkly in the deep shadow of the aperture. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells [1898]

Nobody knew where Dicky Maloney hailed from or how he reached Coralio. He appeared there one day; and that was all. Cabbages and Kings by O. Henry [1904]

Anthony Trollope Sir Roger passed the night much as he had passed the day, except that he appeared gradually to be growing nearer to a state of consciousness. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

Leon Trotsky But soon after the 1905 revolution, appeared the first signs of a growing coolness between them. My Life by Leon Trotsky

In about ten minutes D’Artagnan appeared at the door, followed by the inseparable Porthos. “Ah, come in, come in, Monsieur d’Artagnan!” cried the cardinal, “and welcome your friend too. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

G. K. Chesterton Professor Chadd appeared totally unmoved, with his face still lifted to the lamp and the wrinkle cut in his forehead. The Club of Queer Trades by G. K. Chesterton [1905]

Edith Wharton Trenor, however, appeared at once on the threshold of the drawing-room, welcoming her with unusual volubility while he relieved her of her cloak and drew her into the room. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

H. Rider Haggard As for the man, he appeared to be overcome with fear and wonder, and for a while hovered round our canoe, but would not approach. Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard

It appeared to her as if a whole age had passed since she had seen or heard of him — as if countless events and incalculable changes might have taken place. Lodore by Mary Shelley

Nathaniel Hawthorne The rattling of wheels over the stones sometimes found its way to his ear, and confused traces of a human form appeared at intervals, and then melted into the vivid light. The Snow Image and other stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1851]

Henry James It appeared from his remarks that he was a very straight rider, which was also very much what Lyon would have expected. The Liar by Henry James [1888]

Then, after a pause he gave her for reflection, he appeared to repeat his question. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

H. G. Wells At this point appeared what Bordinesco called the “enlarging categories”, which were to consume more than they gave. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Andrew Lang His Demeter and other Poems, with the dedication to Lord Dufferin, appeared in the December of the year. Alfred Tennyson by Andrew Lang

Maria Edgeworth Ormond appeared from the midst of them. Ormond by Maria Edgeworth

E. T. A. Hoffmann But what struck everybody as extraordinary was that the old man appeared to grow younger from day to day. The Entail by E. T. A. Hoffmann

Anthony Trollope The whole night she lay awake thinking of what had been said, and this appeared to be the most probable solution. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

She appeared unconscious of the humility of her present position — or if conscious, it was only to taste a charm in its lowliness. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

G. K. Chesterton Beyond the goblin green apple trees and against the sea had appeared the tall, slight figure of a girl, in a dress about the colour of copper and a large shady hat. The Flying Inn by G. K. Chesterton [1914]

Ann Radcliffe For the remainder of the day, La Motte appeared gloomy and silent, and was frequently lost in thought. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

William Hope Hodgson He lacked the book knowledge which the second mate had of vessels previous to his day, which it appeared the derelict was. The Derelict by William Hope Hodgson

D. H. Lawrence It appeared round the corner with loud threats of speed, but the colt that it startled from among the gorse, which still flickered indistinctly in the raw afternoon, outdistanced it at a canter. The Odour of Chrysanthemums by D. H. Lawrence

H.P. Lovecraft They were sometimes shown in groups in cemeteries or underground passages, and often appeared to be in battle over their prey — or rather, their treasure-trove. Pickman’s Model by H.P. Lovecraft [1926]

Theodore Dreiser For it had suddenly appeared from news from her father and Frank and Anna and her mother-in-law that Frank was about to fail, or would, or had — it was almost impossible to say just how it was. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

George Borrow At length we arrived at the foot of a steep ascent, up which a rough and broken pathway appeared to lead. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

George Gissing She was passing Mrs. Bower’s without intention of entering, when Mary appeared in the doorway and beckoned her. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

It appeared that putting the women in the bins was an invariable custom on the last day of picking. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

Robert Louis Stevenson To build a tower on a sea rock, eleven miles from shore, and barely uncovered at low water of neaps, appeared a fascinating enterprise. Records of a Family of Engineers by Robert Louis Stevenson

Marjorie Bowen One day in winter she had not appeared at the theatre. The Fair Hair of Ambrosine by Marjorie Bowen

Nikolai Gogol Sparks flew from her mouth, and foam appeared on her lips. St John’s Eve by Nikolai Gogol

Elizabeth Von Arnim She appeared to have, apart from her need of help, an upsetting kind of character. The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1922]

They had taken but a few steps when the door suddenly opened, and the tall figure of the Wondersmith appeared on the threshold. The Wondersmith by Fitz James O’Brien

If she had meant to commit suicide, it appeared to him that she would have leapt at once from the carriage over the embankment. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

Wilkie Collins It appeared to be a printed circular, with some lines in pencil added on the empty page. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

They appeared to be about forty-five miles away. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

Ford Madox Ford She could not even remember what she had been! And he had been, he had assuredly appeared a town . Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

Other symptoms of failing resolution, — of utter and hopeless abandonment, appeared that day. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

H. G. Wells Then the thought of the absolute security in which humanity appeared to be living came to my mind. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells [1896]

It appeared that, though theoretically they had learned all the usual school subjects, the only ones that had been at all seriously taught were handwriting and arithmetic. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

Elizabeth Gaskell At the instant it appeared to her stranger that he should inflict bodily pain upon his child, than that he should have heard the truth — even in an exaggerated form. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

Maria Edgeworth Ormond wrote a few kind lines to Sir Ulick, and earnestly besought him to find out something more about the Annalys. If Miss Annaly were married, it must have appeared in the papers. Ormond by Maria Edgeworth

Shortly a human form appeared in the shade of the corridor, and the young lieutenant, with whom we are already acquainted, stopped at the threshold to receive the orders of the baron. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Thomas Hardy But I thought it appeared to be of no great rarity, and I gave it to one of the village girls who was passing by. Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy [1895]

She was the first person to whom he appeared after his resurrection (Mark xvi, 9; John xx, 1, 11-18) The common belief that she was a fallen woman is destitute of the slightest foundation. The Doré Gallery of Bible Illustrations by Gustave Doré

Bram Stoker Joy appeared to have passed away as a factor of life, and this creative impulse had nothing to take its place. The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker [1911]

Maria Edgeworth It was astounding even to Cecilia, as appeared by her first unguarded look of surprise. Helen by Maria Edgeworth

Margaret Oliphant And still Arthur had not appeared to stand by the miserable women in this horrible climax of fate. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

H. G. Wells Then like a red-hot bow in the sky appeared the edge of the sun. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells [1896]

I never dreamt of his being Levison until he appeared here, now, to oppose Mr. Carlyle.” A wild, savage curse shot through Sir Francis’s heart as he heard the words. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Arthur Conan Doyle A moment later a dreadful face appeared at the window, a face daubed with mud and overhung with grass, which drooped down from under a soft cap. Danger! and other stories by Arthur Conan Doyle [1918]

Arthur Conan Doyle It seemed to me that he knew little of what was going on, for his face was turned away from the marksmen, and he appeared to be gazing into the distance. The Winning Shot by Arthur Conan Doyle

Presently Ransome appeared before me with a tray. The Shadow Line by Joseph Conrad [1917]

He appeared quite well yesterday, though, as a matter of fact, he had rung up the doctor in the morning. What Really Happened by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1926]

Olaf Stapledon He wrote a poem in which man appeared as ‘the germ of the cosmic egg’. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Charles Dickens When he appeared there, he would try to call to him. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

The door was flung open by a footman, and Antonia appeared before him, radiant in the freshness of her morning beauty, unspoilt by eighteenth-century washes and pigments. The Infidel by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1900]

George Meredith She appeared to have no enthusiasm. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

D. H. Lawrence Then appeared a plate of little fresh cakes. The Virgin and the Gypsy by D. H. Lawrence

Ford Madox Ford This appeared to him to be intolerable. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

Andrew Lang Some weeks passed before Burchard appeared again. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Jules Verne Wherever it appeared the boats fled to the nearest harbor, as was but prudent. The Master of the World by Jules Verne [1904]

Eventually the younger woman got out, opened what appeared to the girl to be drive gates, and the car was driven up to a house which it was too dark to see. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

Caroline Lamb Belfont Abbey and St. Alvin’s ruined Priory appeared in view. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

T. E. Lawrence He gave us the motive for a proper halt, five miles farther on, as a little party of four camels appeared marching in the same direction. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

There was new milk, thick with cream, and most of the dainties which had appeared at tea, supplemented by a noble dish of shimmering “potted-head. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

Gaston Leroux He appeared in the pale glimmerings of dawn like a specter. The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux [1913]

But the chase appeared equally warm in the two fatigued athletoe. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

Thomas Hardy An honest-looking country maid-servant appeared in response. A Changed Man by Thomas Hardy [1913]

Robert Louis Stevenson Turning again into the room, and once more beholding his visitor, whom he appeared to have forgotten, he fairly danced with trepidation. The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson

Ford Madox Ford She appeared before him so extraordinarily bright and clear in the brown darkness that he shuddered: very tall, very fair, extraordinarily fit and clean even. No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Let us be happy!” It appeared to Kenyon that since he last saw Donatello, some of the sweet and delightful characteristics of the antique Faun had returned to him. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

H. G. Wells Then a kind of black disc appeared in the middle of the world and rushed out to the edge of things and blotted them out. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

The departure of Madame, under the circumstances which attended it, appeared to my childish mind an event of the vastest importance. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Arthur Morrison He appeared nervous and uneasy, however, and presently reached stealthily toward the loaf. The Chronicles of Martin Hewitt by Arthur Morrison

Arnold Bennett It appeared never to lose its charm. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

F. Scott Fitzgerald When a butler had appeared with bottles, glasses, and siphon one of the bottles was handed back; thereafter the silent partner could be heard imbibing long potations at frequent intervals. Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Henry James It appeared to Maisie herself to exhibit a fresh attraction, and she was troubled, having never before had occasion to differ from her lovely friend. What Maisie Knew by Henry James [1897]

Washington Irving At the foot of the palm-tree was a crowd listening to the words of one who appeared to be talking with great volubility. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

Henry James At the end of some minutes she perceived among Lady Ringrose and her companions a movement which appeared to denote that Selina had come in. A London Life by Henry James [1888]

H. G. Wells Banghurst vanished shouting behind the grand stand, and presently the butler appeared going pavilionward with a tray. Twelve Stories and a Dream by H. G. Wells [1903]

William Hope Hodgson He appeared to be asking a question. The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson

H. Rider Haggard Part of this declivity was covered with blocks of green ice, but here and there appeared patches of earth, on which grew stunted trees, shrubs, and even grass and flowers. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

Henry James Her father, since the announcement of his intended marriage, had been visibly pleased with himself, but that pleasure now appeared to have undergone a check. The Marriages by Henry James [1891]

In the first place, La Rochelle appeared impregnable. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Willa Cather When at last Fred Ottenburg appeared in the doorway, she met him with an exclamation of pleasure. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Thomas Hardy A slight noise was heard inside, the door opened about an inch, and a strip of decayed face, including the eye and some forehead wrinkles, appeared within the crevice. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy [1879]

G. K. Chesterton For, indeed, Pump appeared to be attacking such inclines as are more suitable for a goat than a small motor car. The Flying Inn by G. K. Chesterton [1914]

Wilkie Collins Once more the horrible slate appeared when she had done, between the writing paper and her eyes, with the hard lines of warning pitilessly traced on it. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

George Gissing Marvellous as it appeared to him, he had all but come to the conclusion that this was a fact. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

We appeared to have heard the last of the case, and, when Thorndyke’s notes and Polton’s photographs had been filed, we wrote it off as finished with. Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

Wilkie Collins At first he appeared to be decidedly unwilling to let her communicate with his patient. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

We had then heard nothing of the fire of London; but it appeared afterwards to be the smoke of London, then burning, which, driven this way by an easterly wind, caused this odd phenomenon. Locke by Thomas Fowler [1880]

And suddenly the face of Mr Vladimir, clean-shaved and witty, appeared enhaloed in the glow of its rosy complexion like a sort of pink seal, impressed on the fatal darkness. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

Virginia Woolf A young man in peg-top trousers and side whiskers carrying a spiked stick appeared by the lake. Between the Acts by Virginia Woolf [1941]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Then the maid, a little excited, appeared in the dining-room door. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

He appeared satisfied with his scrutiny, for he looked up and made a sign with his hand. The Murdered Cousin by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

George Gissing Felix Dymes had warned her of the envy she must look for in certain quarters, and here appeared the first instance of it. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Edith Wharton Mr. Miles took her gently by the arm, and they entered what appeared to be the only room in the house. Summer by Edith Wharton [1917]

Are you ill, Dorkie?’ He might well ask, for she appeared on the point of fainting. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Henry James Without taking up his last words Jean stood there and looked obscurely happy, as it seemed to him, at his recognition of her having appeared as quiet as she wished. The Other House by Henry James [1896]

George Gissing Marcian appeared to brood, and Heliodora did her best to read his face. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

It appeared to Anne that she had been hardly dealt by in more ways than one; that the world was full of nothing but injustice and trouble. Anne by Ellen Wood [1876]

Sinclair Lewis Not till three o’clock was he certain that she was wearing what appeared to be a waist of corn-colored rough silk, and that for all her slight nervousness her throat was full and smooth. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

You appeared to be so certain of the lady’s affection that I was scarcely prepared to find you so alarmed at the prospect of a rival in the field. Mr. Ely’s Engagement by Richard Marsh

At lunch it appeared that his ordinary work, however, was going to occupy him for the afternoon as well as the morning. The Greater Trumps by Charles Williams

Something more drastic appeared to be necessary — some bold and striking measure which should concentrate the forces of the faithful, and confound their enemies. Eminent Victorians by Lytton Strachey

Ann Radcliffe But through the present scene appeared only a few scattered rays, which served to shew more forcibly the vast and heavy masses that concealed the form of truth. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

My guide, too, appeared to take on an added seriousness as he read it, and I fancied that I could detect beneath his whimsical manner something of manliness, almost of dignity. Can Such Things Be? by Ambrose Bierce [1893]

The Saffron Walden Superintendent appeared for the police and Larose was present as representative for Scotland Yard. The proceedings were very short. The Beachy Head Murder by Arthur Gask [1941]

E. F. Benson Simultaneously his servant came to the door leading on to the terrace, followed by a man who appeared to be some half-way through the fourth decade of his years. The Man Who Went Too Far by E. F. Benson

Jules Verne The fact that the two machines had not yet appeared at the same time added weight to the idea. The Master of the World by Jules Verne [1904]

The husband, who was only a year older, appeared already an old man with mean, thin lips, as he sat there working in his shirt sleeves with his bare feet thrust into down at the heel slippers. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

William Henry Hudson It appeared as if the roots had grown round me! Luckily they were quite sapless and brittle, and without bothering my brains too much about the matter, I set to work to rid myself of them. A Crystal Age by William Henry Hudson

When the time came for a ngargalulla to be a human baby, it appeared not to its mother, but to its father. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

Wilkie Collins It appeared prominently in one daily paper and in two weekly papers; the three possessing an aggregate sale of four hundred thousand copies. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Jules Verne Presently afterward the secretary of the Gun Club appeared at the top of the cone in a triumphant attitude. From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne [1867]

Henry James He held open the door for some one else to enter, and presently appeared old Madame de Bellegarde, leaning on the arm of a gentleman whom Newman had not seen before. The American by Henry James [1877]

The places to which she went, and the people with whom she consorted, appeared to be matters of supreme importance in his mind. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

There appeared in it only a cabinet in one corner, two or three cushions dropped beside it, and a low pedestal of wood in the centre on which lay an oblong slab of stone. War in Heaven by Charles Williams [1930]

Charles Dickens All these subjects appeared to me to be exquisitely done. Somebody’s Luggage by Charles Dickens [1862]

Olaf Stapledon When the awake Victor appeared at a class, he found himself in a very awkward position. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

H. G. Wells Suddenly the cable-hung star-holder appeared again, and the whole scene was white and dazzling. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

F. Scott Fitzgerald The provincial society in which he had moved with so much satisfaction for six months already appeared to him as affected, “dudish” and artificial. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

Henry James To Fleda, at this moment, it appeared that the right thing might easily be the wrong. The Spoils of Poynton by Henry James [1897]

George Meredith Her absence, after she had said, ‘Come,’ appeared a confirmation of her glacial manner when they met at the house of Mrs. Wardour–Devereux; and he charged her with waywardness. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Jack London At such moments, panting with red lolling tongue and with eyes fixed upon the big bull, it appeared to Buck that a change was coming over the face of things. The Call of the Wild by Jack London [1903]

Guy de Maupassan Every one suddenly appeared extremely busy, and kept as far from Boule de Suif as if her skirts had been infected with some deadly disease. Boule de Suif by Guy de Maupassan

Anthony Trollope Then he vanished, and was seen no more till he appeared at dinner. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

A small wicket was opened at the summons, and the face of the porter appeared at the grate to ask who was there. I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni

Marjorie Bowen He appeared to see me perfectly well, however, and beckoned to me to approach his bedside. Raw Material by Marjorie Bowen

Rafael Sabatini The slaves departed again, and presently, in the black gap of the doorway between the Nubians, a third figure appeared unheralded. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

Caroline Lamb It appeared she had gone out alone, possibly in quest of her brother. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

Charlotte Perkins Gilman It appeared he had made a pretty careful study of the environment. Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1915]

Wilkie Collins During the spring and summer, Mrs. Sherwin appeared to grow feebler and feebler, from continued ill-health. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

He appeared changed, as if he had suddenly matured. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

Henry James So the young man, following her attentively, appeared equally to feel. The Spoils of Poynton by Henry James [1897]

Arthur Morrison He left off for a month or two, but about a fortnight ago he appeared again. The Dorrington Deed-Box by Arthur Morrison

Lady Morgan About three miles from the castle, on the summit of a wild and desolate heath, I met the good Father Director of Inismore. He appeared quite amazed at the rencontre. The Wild Irish Girl by Lady Morgan [1806]

Edith Wharton Old Mr. Dagonet — small, frail and softly sardonicappeared to fall at once under her spell. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

Henry James It appeared that the smitten youth had been thinking of her all the while, and he let his friend know that it was the dinner at Saint–Germain that had finished him. The Reverberator by Henry James [1888]

All the room appeared to breathe horror and dismay. The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green

I sat shuddering yet, and wiping the perspiration from my forehead: the intruder appeared to hesitate, and muttered to himself. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]