Phrases with "appeared"

Instead of his usual cheerfulness, he appeared grave and abstracted, and instead of seeking, as he was wont, the society of the Spaniards, seemed rather to shun it. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

I had a fleeting impression that the lump of putty was different — that, where it had been a formless lump, it appeared now as if it had been squeezed between giant fingers. Serapion by Francis Stevens

Guy de Maupassant Then, by degrees he grew calmer, his mental torture diminished, the image that had appeared to his eyes and which haunted his nights became more indistinct and less frequent. Monsieur Parent by Guy de Maupassant [1885]

His portrait now appeared regularly in his own prints. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

Andrew Lang Next evening it appeared as it had said, and a great many were present to see it. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

None the less, it appeared to be my duty to inspect the yard. Some Experiences of an Irish R.M. by Somerville and Ross [1899]

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]

Theodore Dreiser And so, apparently out of a clear sky, the story appearedhighly complimentary, running over with sugary phrases, but with all the dark, sad facts looming up in the background. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

Elizabeth Gaskell I remember saying, ‘God help us all!’ as I sate on my horse, under the window, through which the apprentice’s head had appeared to answer my furious tugs at the night-bell. Cousin Phillis by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

On their inquiring for him in the hall, the porter appeared much perplexed and disturbed, and as they pressed him with questions, his answers became conflicting and mysterious. The Evil Guest by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Edith Wharton Of the clergy alone she appeared intolerant: a fact hardly to be wondered at, considering the persecution to which she and her father have been subjected. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

Edgar Allan Poe With the edge of this brace it appeared evident that the neck of my unfortunate friend had come precisely in contact. Humorous Tales by Edgar Allan Poe

Benjamin Disraeli Yet his temper, though lively, was generally equable; and his ideas, which always appeared to occur easily, were usually thrown out in fluent phraseology. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

Maria Edgeworth His face with the light of the torch upon it appeared and vanished, and flitted before my eyes. Harrington by Maria Edgeworth

Ralph Waldo Emerson Others, who might be Americans, for any thing that appeared in their complexion or form: and their speech was much less marked, and their thought much less bound. English Traits by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1856]

It appeared the police had wanted a verdict of ‘found drowned’ to be brought in, but to their annoyance the jury had unanimously and with no hesitation brought in one of ‘accidental death’. The Storm Breaks by Arthur Gask [1949]

John Polidori In short, he appeared to us, from all we collected, to have been a very eccentric and benevolent character. The Vampyre by John Polidori

She appeared perfectly composed, however, and the only regret she expressed throughout, was at not having succeeded in her attempt, the object of which she did not pretend to conceal. The Purcell Papers by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Lady Morgan She was seated on the nurse’s little stool, her elbow resting on her knee, her cheek reclined upon her hand: for once the wish of Romeo appeared no hyperbola. The Wild Irish Girl by Lady Morgan [1806]

Some were so completely and smoothly enveloped that they appeared to be actual balls of sand and shell grit. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

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]

That he was vegetating somewhere beyond the pale of civilization, or else was at length really dead, appeared to be conclusive. The Syllabub Feast by Ellen Wood [1875]

If you will tell me what he looks like I will tell you if it is Mr. Duncan Rothwell.” Not unnaturally, Mr. Cleaver appeared bewildered. The Woman with One Hand by Richard Marsh

E. F. Benson The news of Thurso’s sudden illness had been in the evening papers last night, and had appeared again this morning. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

Wilkie Collins No change for the better appeared in our prospects. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Jules Verne He remained as unknown as when he had first appeared on the various roads throughout the country. The Master of the World by Jules Verne [1904]

Robert Louis Stevenson For, upon a retrospect, it appeared I had not done so grandly, after all; but with the greatest possible amount of big speech and preparation, had accomplished nothing. Catriona by Robert Louis Stevenson

Jules Verne These different aliments appeared to me to be rich in phosphorus, and I thought they must have a marine origin. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

Edward Jenner The eruption of the measles, attended with cough, a little pain in the chest; and the usual symptoms accompanying the disease, appeared on the third day and spread all over him. On Vaccination Against Smallpox by Edward Jenner

Henry James He appeared to have closed them, for some moments, as if a slow spasm of pain were passing through him. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

On the contrary, it appeared that she had proposed to herself the task of hiding that feeling, and bridling her lover’s ardour. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

Julian Hawthorne Simultaneously with her glance the spectre (which appeared to be as unconscious of everything save Edna and myself, as everyone except us was of it)— the spectre also directed its gaze at me. Calbot’s Rival by Julian Hawthorne

She appeared quite unobservant of the children and nurse sleeping in the room. An Authentic Narrative of a Haunted House by J. Sheridan Le Fanu [1862]

Screwed to the bulk-head, it had a white face on which the black hands appeared to stand quite still. Typhoon by Joseph Conrad [1902]

E. T. A. Hoffmann The striking inward curve of her back, as well as the wasp-like smallness of her waist, appeared to be the result of too-tight lacing. The Sand-Man by E. T. A. Hoffmann

William Hope Hodgson Once, as he appeared to be dragged partly from his hold, he screamed like a woman. The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson

Mrs. Barnes appeared at the door in a brilliant red petticoat, a white woollen shawl, and the cap aforesaid. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

It was three o’clock in the afternoon when he appeared on deck, and he immediately sought his two friends. Nightmare! by Francis Stevens

The former of these, and the Treatise De Quadratura Curvarum, translated into English, with a large commentary, appeared in 1745. Life of Sir Isaac Newton by N. W. Chittenden [1846]

Arthur Conan Doyle You remember how the Russians made their début — came down the great rivers and appeared at the Bosphorus in two hundred canoes, from which they endeavoured to board the Imperial galleys. Through the Magic Door by Arthur Conan Doyle [1907]

I determined to proceed by land; the perils of the road appeared less dreadful to me than those by sea. The Life of Petrarch by Thomas Campbell

George Meredith Lord Ormont’s treatment of Literature appeared to resemble Lady Charlotte’s, in being reverential and uninquiring. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

Henry James They appeared to have caught instinctively at Vereker’s high idea of enjoyment. The Figure in the Carpet by Henry James [1896]

Edgar Allan Poe Fronting the entrance, and elevated a little above his companions, sat a personage who appeared to be the president of the table. Humorous Tales by Edgar Allan Poe

Maria Edgeworth It appeared to him excellent writing and excellent sense. Forester by Maria Edgeworth

Newton was one of the nine delegates chosen to defend the independence of the University. They appeared before the High Court;—and successfully: the king abandoned his design. Life of Sir Isaac Newton by N. W. Chittenden [1846]

They appeared in two volumes, with etchings by Cruikshank, and the sum of a hundred and fifty pounds was paid to him for the copyright. Dickens by Adolphus William Ward [1882]

She had had the most distressing dream, she said, connected with Richard and Bethel, and somebody else, whom she appeared to know in the dream, but could not recognize or remember when she was awake. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

He appeared to consider for a moment and then added, “And I see no reason why I should not tell you. The Hidden Door by Arthur Gask [1934]

Wrinkles showed themselves on her plump face and weary lines appeared round her mouth. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

He then, stretching himself, looked around with a wistful earnestness, and discovered a back turned towards him, and recumbent on the floor, which at the very first glance appeared to him familiar. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

Nathaniel Hawthorne The friendship between Pierce and him appeared to be mutually strong, and was of itself a pledge of correct deportment in the former. Life of Franklin Pierce by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

Edith Wharton Her search was rewarded by the discovery of a very blond young man with a soft reddish beard, who, at the other end of the carriage, appeared to be dissembling himself behind an unfolded newspaper. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

Jules Verne But if the sound of the voice appeared too weak, the detonation of the firearms was too strong, for it was echoed in all directions, and produced a confused rumble without appreciable direction. The English at the North Pole by Jules Verne

Maria Edgeworth The house door opened, and an old woman appeared with a lantern in her hand. Belinda. by Maria Edgeworth

In addition, a few summits, which must have been of extraordinary height, appeared over the south side of the horseshoe. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

Ah, I wish Death would only come and take me!” As he spoke, Death, a grisly skeleton, appeared and said to him: “What wouldst thou, Mortal? I heard thee call me. The Fables of Aesop by Joseph Jacobs. Includes A Short History of the Aesopic Fable

He felt almost nothing, but he appeared to feel a great deal. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

Jeremy Bentham At the time of the sentence passed he appeared guilty: but since then, accident has brought his innocence to light. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

Anthony Trollope It was assumed also that the two ladies were widows, as no husband or sign of a husband had appeared on the scene. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

The description which you give of the state of our country during the plague, appeared to me most true and most pathetic. The Life of Petrarch by Thomas Campbell

Arnold Bennett Darius appeared ten years older than his age. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

H. G. Wells He was given a seat with other witnesses against the wall of the court, and after an interesting larceny case Parsons appeared and stood, not in the dock, but at the table. The History of Mr. Polly by H. G. Wells [1910]

E. T. A. Hoffmann The Baroness appeared at the dinner-table in an elegant morning-robe, the dazzling whiteness of which exceeded that of fresh-fallen snow. The Entail by E. T. A. Hoffmann

It was a wild scene, and the orifice of the cave appeared as an inaccessible black hole some ninety feet above our heads. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Arnold Bennett Far from that, he was, so it appeared to him, standing between them, desperate and determined, and acting instinctively and conventionally. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

Edgar Allan Poe With this arrangement he appeared perfectly satisfied, and gave some directions to the canoes, when one of them approached, the rest remaining about fifty yards off. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe

Ford Madox Ford She appeared to him to be wanting in imagination — to be cold and hard. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

George Gissing Constance appeared rather absent; her quick glance at him signified something, but he could not determine what. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

George Meredith It appeared that there were farces at several of the theatres. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Moore appeared mildly surprised. Serapion by Francis Stevens

The Philomel had been lying off Cowes three days before Mr. Smithson appeared upon the scene. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Charles Dickens Something he had long forgotten, appeared to struggle faintly in his mind. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens [1840]

You cannot imagine what surprise appeared in every face upon opening the net, and seeing all the fish naked. Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins by Robert Paltock [1751]

Thus, when I had ordered Lieutenant Yusuf to make a detailed plan of the formation, he had spent exactly ten minutes on the spot, and he appeared not a little proud of his work. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

Nathaniel Hawthorne And never had Hester Prynne appeared more ladylike, in the antique interpretation of the term, than as she issued from the prison. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1850]

Besides, my little story is itself an explanation of Simla. Ingersoll Armour might have appeared almost anywhere else without making social history. An impossible ideal by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1903]

I waited a good while: shadows crossed the lighted blinds; once a big, broad shadow appeared there, that made me fancy I mightn’t have been waiting for nothing after all, somehow. A Stable for Nightmares by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Virginia Woolf The public henceforward appeared to him, so far as it appeared at all, a barbarian crowd incapable of taking in their rude paws the beauty and delicacy that he had to offer. The Death of the Moth and other essays by Virginia Woolf [1942]

Marjorie Bowen Martha Pym had hardly expected to find any servants here, though the old lady must, she thought, work pretty hard to keep the house so clean and tidy as it appeared to be. The Crown Derby Plate by Marjorie Bowen

Bram Stoker Neither the levelled weapons nor the flashing knives of the gypsies in front, nor the howling of the wolves behind, appeared to even attract their attention. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

The linen is all marked with the first letter of my name, and besides some ordinary coats and trousers, there were a couple of costumes I used to wear when I appeared in public. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

Henry James But he appeared not to have heard me; he sat there, clasping his knee and absently blinking at the sunshine. The Pension Beaurepas by Henry James [1879]

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]

George Meredith It appeared to have quieted Old Tom. ‘What’s the matter?’ said Mrs. Mel, severely. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

In their new mourning, at the English Church, the Sunday after the interment of Lavinia Preen, appeared Captain and Mrs. Fennel. The congregation looked at them more than at the parson. Featherston’s Story by Ellen Wood [1889]

Andrew Lang When the liar appeared to demand his three florins, the wife met him with tears in her eyes, and told him that her husband was dead. The Grey Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Walter Scott The rioters, however, appeared determined to gain admittance. The Heart of Mid-Lothian by Walter Scott [1818]

Mrs. Crosby appeared in Madame Vine’s room after breakfast, and gave her an account of Helena’s projected marriage. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Oceaxe in her drapery appeared more dangerously feminine to him. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

Benjamin Disraeli Amid all the fervour of rebellious passions, and the violence of a wayward mind, a sentiment of profound egotism appeared to her impressed on every page she perused. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

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]

Walter Scott Thus the long files marched on, and, diminished as they were by so many causes, appeared still an iron host, to whom the conquest of Palestine might seem an easy task. The Talisman by Walter Scott [1825]

Robert Louis Stevenson The least shock agitated my mother where she sat; the least passing jar appeared to cross her features; and she sank back in the chair like one resigned to weariness. The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson

Olaf Stapledon Sheila had been sick in the night, and Maggie appeared at breakfast in her dressing-gown. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

Sidney Colvin He cared so little for them himself, when once, as it appeared to me, his imagination was released from their influence, that he required a friend at hand to preserve them. Keats by Sidney Colvin [1887]

George Meredith Mr. Romfrey appeared impregnable, and Beauchamp mad. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

George Gissing He heard voices approaching, and had just time to rise to his feet before there appeared figures, rising between the columns of the entrance against the background of hills. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

Leslie Stephen The epistle “of the use of riches” appeared in 1732, that of the knowledge and characters of men in 1733, and that of the characters of women in 1735. Alexander Pope by Leslie Stephen [1880]

Barey appeared to be one big mountain slope, built by nature into terraces. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

It appeared to him as if the very devil was in it. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

Wilkie Collins The angelic needlewoman appeared to ask for her half holiday. The Devil’s Spectacles by Wilkie Collins [1879]

He appeared pushing it before him, loaded lightly with Heyst’s bag and the bundle of the girl’s belongings, wrapped in Mrs. Schomberg’s shawl. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

E. Phillips Oppenheim She seemed less timid, some of her constraint appeared to pass. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

At the end of the straight avenue of forests cut by the intense glitter of the river, the sun appeared unclouded and dazzling, poised low over the water that shone smoothly like a band of metal. Tales of Unrest by Joseph Conrad [1898]

To them all he appeared a quiet, obedient, studious boy, who did what he was told and gave no trouble. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Victor Hugo It appeared that its shriek was heard. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

To his relief he saw Allins sitting by a small table, and beside him Tibbets. They appeared to be deep in talk, Tibbets especially expounding and gesticulating. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

They appeared to be all talking together and they were evidently disagreeing about something. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

Arthur Conan Doyle And the rider appeared to be the leader of the party, for we continually saw the glint of his face in the moonshine as he looked back to measure the distance between us. The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1896]

George MacDonald In a few moments the Mound appeared below them. At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald

Anthony Trollope Mary’s jokes had appeared so easy too; they seemed to come from a heart so little troubled. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

It was Lavinia. She appeared to be habited in the silver-grey silk already spoken of. Featherston’s Story by Ellen Wood [1889]

Ann Radcliffe When they had descended, the carriage appeared in waiting, but without the driver. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

Ann Radcliffe There appeared on a point of rock impending over the valley the reliques of a palace, whose beauty time had impaired only to heighten its sublimity. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

Lady Morgan And yet I thought the hand was not entirely unknown to me, though it appeared disguised. The Wild Irish Girl by Lady Morgan [1806]

E. F. Benson Just as her friends were turning surfeited and sad from the album a step was heard outside and Olga appeared in the doorway. Trouble for Lucia by E. F. Benson [1939]

Mr. Blunt appeared from somewhere in the hall. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

She sought in vain for more words; he also, throwing back his head, appeared to search the firmament for phrases without result. The Imperialist by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1904]

Willa Cather Mandy, the bound girl, appeared at the kitchen door. Obscure Destinies by Willa Cather [1932]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Several of the neighbors appeared upon their doorsteps, and took bold and somewhat ribald stock of the visitor. To Win the Love He Sought by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1895]

Guy de Maupassant Little Boivin appeared immediately on the threshold of a sort of barrack of plaster covered with zinc, that looked like a foot stove. Old Mongilet (Le Père Mongilet) by Guy de Maupassant [1885]

Henry James In mentioning this figure Mr Vetch appeared to imply that Hyacinth would be master of a very pretty little fortune. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

Henry James He appeared to think that she might have sent him a trinket or a lock of her hair. Washington Square by Henry James [1880]

Jules Verne The news of the ship’s arrival had spread through the port, and many heads, in nightcaps, appeared at the windows and at the half-opened doors. A Winter Amid the Ice by Jules Verne [1874]

Wilkie Collins His first words, as we met, informed me of an event in which he appeared to take the deepest interest. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Mr. Powell’s open countenance must have appeared to her distinctly pleasing amongst the mature, rough, crabbed or even inimical faces she saw around her. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Victor Hugo It appeared so extraordinary that the sailor should sit by the lady that it made Ursus circumspect. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

The reports of all his agents informed Conte M—— that a very young man, wearing a wig of red hair, appeared very often beneath Fausta’s windows, but always in a different disguise. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

Algernon Blackwood To Devonham it appeared already certain that, withm a reasonable time, LeVallon would find himself happily at home among his fellow kind, a normal, even a gifted young man with a future before him. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

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]

Wilkie Collins And yet, though he appeared at disadvantage — and, worse still, though he was aware of it himself — there was nothing contemptible in his look and manner. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

George Meredith Formal as a circular, the idea of it appeared to be that the bare fact would tell him enough and inspire him with proper designs. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Washington Irving Under its guidance, swarms of piratical people of a nation, called Majus, appeared on the coast in large vessels with a square sail in the bow, and another in the stern. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

Arthur Morrison A faint light appeared in the top floor, and another from somewhere behind the refuse-heaped area. The Chronicles of Martin Hewitt by Arthur Morrison

Willa Cather He appeared as “Harsanyi, Andor, left eye and slight injuries about the head. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

George Gissing Perhaps he now saw her, for the first time, as she commonly appeared to her husband—slightly peevish, unwilling to be disturbed, impatient when things did not run smoothly. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Henry James Maisie appeared to count them; she studied the gentleman’s back. What Maisie Knew by Henry James [1897]

An old envelope marked the place where appeared an article on the coincidences common to the diagnostics of a certain type of low fever and the diagnostics of a certain class of poisons. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Then suddenly he bent down, and placing his ear against the wall, appeared to be listening intently. The Master Spy by Arthur Gask [1936]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Holding it up to the fading light (for there was already dimness among the trees), he appeared to examine it closely, as if to discover the imaginary blood-stain with which he taunted her. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

Henry James He had never thought of breakfast, and as he walked back to the house, attended by the inscrutable flunkey, this offer appeared a free, extravagant gift, unexpected and romantic. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

When Reginald Westcar appeared upon the scene I thought that the debt of honor would be satisfied if he married Agnes. Then Bludyer reappeared, and he told me that he knew that I had killed you. A Stable for Nightmares by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Maria Edgeworth In the same manner, after a Jew had once made an impression on my imagination, a Jew appeared wherever I went. Harrington by Maria Edgeworth

A thin line of grey light appeared above our heads. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

Sinclair Lewis She appeared at a distance to have delicate oval cheeks. Moths in the Arc Light by Sinclair Lewis

Richard Burton As men of sense they appeared in tatters where they were, or when they wished to be, unknown, and in fine linen where and when the world judged their prosperity by their attire. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

George Gissing It never occurred to you, I suppose, to ask for a precise date?’ He mentioned the day, and Sibyl, turning her head a little, appeared to reflect. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Jules Verne The dilating apparatus appeared to be in good condition, and neither the battery nor the spiral had been injured. Five Weeks in a Balloon by Jules Verne [1869]

Henry James Then every one, with two or three exceptions, made an ass of himself, thumping the table and repeating over some inane phrase which appeared for the hour to constitute the whole furniture of his mind. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

E. F. Benson Odd and unlikely as it would have appeared a month or two earlier, when Tilling was seething with duels, it was a fact that it was possible to have too much excitement. Miss Mapp by E. F. Benson [1922]

George Meredith It appeared to Redworth singularly, that near the ending of a wild goose chase, his plight was pretty well described by the fellow. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Dobson appeared again and this time he was a figure of fury. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

But Hercules appeared to him, and said: “Tut, man, don’t sprawl there. The Fables of Aesop by Joseph Jacobs. Includes A Short History of the Aesopic Fable

George Meredith His opera-glass had been scouring the house for a sight of Mrs. Lovell, and at last she appeared in Lord Elling’s box. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

And the arm and the hand that he put in our Lord’s side, when he appeared to him after his resurrection and said to him, NOLI ESSE INCREDULUS, SED FIDELIS, is yet lying in a vessel without the tomb. The Travels of Sir John Mandeville by John Mandeville

George Gissing That he and his wife were very fond of each other appeared in all their talk and behaviour; both worshipped the children, and, in spite of that, trained them with a considerable measure of good sense. A Charming Family by George Gissing

George Gissing In a quarter of an hour, the man appeared again, and after him came—oh yes, it was Luke! He had his eyes on the ground. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

It was about midnight that the door of her cell was unlocked, and two persons in official habits appeared at it. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

H. G. Wells They appeared on little dishes sliding out upon a rail from a little box at one side of the table. A Story of the Days To Come by H. G. Wells [1897]

Henry James The young man looked at him still, he looked at the young man; and the issue, by a rapid process, was that this knowledge of a perched privacy appeared to him the last of luxuries. The Ambassadors by Henry James [1903]

It often since appeared to me odd. An Authentic Narrative of a Haunted House by J. Sheridan Le Fanu [1862]

Sinclair Lewis He appeared late, rather shaky, escorted by Martin. When he reached the speakers’ table, the guests rose to him, shouting. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

Leslie Stephen Pope—as has already appeared to some extent—was rarely original in his designs; he liked to have the outlines at last drawn for him, to be filled with his own colouring. Alexander Pope by Leslie Stephen [1880]

All his actions from the moment when he embraced Claire appeared before him. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Jules Verne Duplicates of grandeur, terminated above and below by a vast parasol of green, they seemed to form two hemispheres, inside which the jangada appeared to follow one of the great circles. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne [1881]

Leo Tolstoy In due time he arrived at the palace, and the moment he appeared on the balcony the Czar’s daughter was cured. Ivan the Fool by Leo Tolstoy

Charles Dickens I make HIM come! Ha ha ha!’ On second thoughts, the bird appeared disposed to come of himself. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

Virginia Woolf She and Mr. Hilbery appeared to be a rich background for her mother’s more striking qualities. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

George Gissing But when at length he appeared at the dinner-table, once more fresh from his toilet, then did a gleam of animation transform his countenance; for the victory was won; yet again was old time defeated. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

H. G. Wells Oh, God! How I want sleep!” “Why not?” The Invisible Man appeared to be regarding Kemp. “Because I’ve a particular objection to being caught by my fellow-men,” he said slowly. The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells [1897]

E. T. A. Hoffmann Next day the Councillor appeared to be just as he formerly was, only he averred that he would never make another violin, nor yet ever play on another. The Cremona Violin by E. T. A. Hoffmann

George Gissing Lizzie grew by degrees accustomed to the sight of Arthur, and even appeared to take an interest in him. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Ford Madox Ford It appeared that he had run away over a shifting landscape, screaming and holding his hand to his eye. Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

The graves all appeared to be made near some tree, and there were several round a few of the largest. Ralph Rashleigh by James Tucker

He had noticed that the alarm bell appeared untouched. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

H. Rider Haggard Good even went the length of again shaving the right side of his face; the left, on which now appeared a very fair crop of whiskers, we impressed upon him he must on no account touch. King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard

When David appeared before him he looked as if he would fain have avoided the meeting. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

His mother’s voice called from above, “Now, Percy, you stop till I get there!” and in a moment or two she appeared from behind a portière in one corner. Annie Kilburn by William Dean Howells

In a sense she appeared even more disturbed and distressed than his prisoner. What Really Happened by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1926]

Sir Walter Scott The ardour of the poet appeared to communicate itself to the audience. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

John Galsworthy Sipping weak tea with lemon in it, Jolyon gazed through the leaves of the old oak-tree at that view which had appeared to him desirable for thirty-two years. To Let by John Galsworthy

In all ranks, however, it appeared to me that the greatest and best feelings of the human heart were paralyzed by the relative positions of slave and owner. Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope

Robert Louis Stevenson The beacon, however, appeared to remain in good order, and by six p. Records of a Family of Engineers by Robert Louis Stevenson

Rudyard Kipling If I have in any way offended —’ Again the Speaker intervened, for it appeared that he regulated these matters. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

Radclyffe Hall Anna appeared to notice no change in Stephen, to feel no anxiety about her. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

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]

G. K. Chesterton The more fixed and solid and sensible the idea appeared to him, the more dark and fantastic it would have appeared to the world. Robert Browning by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

Treachery appeared even in that; and Kate, though unfortunately without arms, was now fixed for resistance. The Spanish Nun by Thomas De Quincey [1847]

G. K. Chesterton To them it appeared singularly concrete; and indeed incredibly solid. Tales of the Long Bow by G. K. Chesterton [1925]

At a meeting of the Council of Finance and the General Council of the Regency, documents were laid upon the table, from which it appeared that the amount of notes in circulation was 2700 millions. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Andrew Lang However, Dick had to risk it; he lay down so that only his face appeared above the bank, and he shouted to the maiden. Adventures Among Books by Andrew Lang

He was yet at work when the governor of the Depot and his rival Gevrol appeared upon the threshold of the loft. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

It drives me mad to think of him, cut out by a bastard!” Mr. Swayne appeared to be in a meditative turn of mind. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

He stretched his hands over the fire, looked round and called out — “Aissa!” She must have been near, for she appeared at once within the light of the fire. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

E. T. A. Hoffmann Dark thoughts swept into my mind when I saw this contrivance; it appeared to have been built with a predestined view to such deeds as yet remained unknown to myself. Mademoiselle De Scudéri by E. T. A. Hoffmann

E. F. Benson Then it appeared to make up its mind, and crawled on to Inglis’ shoe. Caterpillars by E. F. Benson

The black cliff which had appeared so awesome and forbidding was now no more than a huge, irregular oval line of black. Nightmare! by Francis Stevens

As Ruth appeared to hesitate, he pulled forward a rustic contorted chair for her. Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley [1889]

Sinclair Lewis It appeared that old Heskett, the gents’ furnishings chain-store king, had left three million dollars to the H.R.S.F., but it was not using half the interest. Gideon Planish by Sinclair Lewis