Phrases with "because"

T. E. Lawrence They asked who I was: volunteering that they were Jazi Howietat. This was an open He, because their camel-brands were Faiz. They covered us with rifles at four yards, and told us to dismount. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Samuel Johnson Their country was not deserted for want of room, because it was covered with forests of vast extent; and the first effect of plenitude of inhabitants is the destruction of wood. A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson

Gertrude Stein Dear Mrs. Amos. I letter this B because it is very dangerous. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

George Gissing You’re surprised? Well, I had better tell you that I’m leaving home because I can’t get on with my people. The Paying Guest by George Gissing [1895]

Leslie Stephen Johnson’s fits of bad temper, like Goldsmith’s blundering, must be unsparingly revealed by a biographer, because they are in fact expressions of the whole character. Samuel Johnson by Leslie Stephen [1878]

But anyhow I’m glad I met you because I want to speak to you again. Cloud the Smiter by Arthur Gask [1926]

Abraham Merri To all of this, because of that great horror, the Little People agreed. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

After that golden night with Sarah’s grave, traisante voire in my ears, I made rapid because unconscious progress. My Life and Loves by Frank Harris

George Gissing And I don’t understand it; because he told me last night that he’d be working all day, and I was to get meals for him as usual. Will Warburton by George Gissing [1903]

Anatole France Oh, I know very well that all this is not worth the trouble that a woman takes in giving herself to a man; but it is a trouble that is worth something, because my trouble is myself, my life. The Red Lily by Anatole France [1894]

Anthony Trollope It isn’t fair, Florence.” “What can I do? I cannot send him to America because you thought he was to go there. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

He could recall her coming back next day, wild-eyed with hunger and the fever; the officers had refused her relief because her bare legs were not wholly shrunken to the bone. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

D. H. Lawrence Leslie Winter was attached to Clifford, but personally did not entertain a great respect for him, because of the photographs in illustrated papers and the literature. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

Anthony Trollope Lord Thrift made way for Sir Orlando Drought at the Admiralty, because it was felt on all sides that Sir Orlando could not join the new composite party without a high place. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

I have dwelt on these subjects because they are vitally important. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell [1937]

George Meredith He asks me for a hand that cannot carry a heart, because mine is dead. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Olaf Stapledon But they were to be treated as ends simply because they were rational beings, not because they were active, desiring beings. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

Henry Adams She was goddess because of her force; she was the animated dynamo; she was reproduction — the greatest and most mysterious of all energies; all she needed was to be fecund. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

As for the woman having fallen for him —— it might have been that she hated him, and had kept the appointment only because he had some hold upon her and she dared not refuse. The Storm Breaks by Arthur Gask [1949]

Sinclair Lewis It may be because he is the heir of ancient migrations — and it may be because he finds within his own spirit so little adventure that he is driven to seek it by changing his horizon. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Andrew Lang If a man yields once he’s done for, and so, because he had given in the first time, he was forced to do so the second. The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

G. K. Chesterton But poor Stevenson is to be remembered as a fool, because all the fools are forgotten except Stevenson. It was not that sort of oddity that was really odd. Robert Louis Stevenson by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

Ralph Waldo Emerson He (Coleridge) knew all about Unitarianism perfectly well, because he had once been a Unitarian, and knew what quackery it was. English Traits by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1856]

This was the more extraordinary, because he was possessed of so distinct an individuality that one was disposed to say that one need only set eyes upon him once never to forget him. Marvels and Mysteries by Richard Marsh

It was only because of Rosemary and Julia that he cared. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

The whole action was significant, because they had so obviously stopped in the middle of a conversation, and not at the end of it. Gentlemen of Crime by Arthur Gask [1932]

George Meredith I called him Prince Leboo, because he was black and good. The Gentleman of Fifty and the Damsel of Nineteen by George Meredith

H.P. Lovecraft He confided in me because I was his doctor, and because he probably felt the need of confiding in someone else after Davis died. In the Vault by H.P. Lovecraft [1925]

We got nothing, but happily were able to live in comparative comfort because of an annuity father had bought her in his earlier days. The Vaults of Blackarden Castle by Arthur Gask [1950]

D.H. Lawrence So the Italian, through centuries, has avoided our Northern purposive industry, because it has seemed to him a form of nothingness. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

Wilkie Collins This has frightened me, because it looks as if his one fixed idea about Laura was becoming too much for his mind. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

The older men said I was right, the younger men said it was a damn shame to shoot an elephant for killing a coolie, because an elephant was worth more than any damn Coringhee coolie. Shooting an Elephant by George Orwell

Ford Madox Ford I’m as poor as I am because . Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

Samuel Johnson There would be no probability that they should meet there, because there would be places more private and more commodious. Lives of the Poets by Samuel Johnson

H. G. Wells We want law because we are all potential law-breakers. The New World Order by H. G. Wells

Arthur Machen But Eos was grieved because mortal ears could not hear nor comprehend the enchantment of their song. The Secret Glory by Arthur Machen

Miles Franklin I reminded him of Mrs. Thrumnoddy’s tea at the Australia, where he was going, and that she had said I must go because he was to be there. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

Anthony Trollope But a true woman will forgive him, because of the truth of Lady Castlewood’s heart. Thackeray by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Rudyard Kipling I also must have died scores of times, but behind me, because I could have used my knowledge, the doors were shut. Many Inventions by Rudyard Kipling [1893]

James Joyce He could go up the staircase because there was never a priest or a prefect outside the refectory door. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

You mustn’t think, because I can laugh at it now, that I wasn’t in earnest, mother! I WAS— dead! But the Colonel has gone to ruin so gradually, that he’s spoilt everything. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

G. K. Chesterton We can’t think of a wicked man who is honestly and sincerely dreamy, because we daren’t think of a wicked man alone with himself. The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton

Elizabeth Gaskell She used to try to practise a daily hour on the old grand piano in the solitary drawing-room, because she had promised Miss Eyre she would do so. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

Mr. Lawlor had asked me point blank if James Hattersley had proposed to me, and I said, ‘No.’ I was perfectly justified in so answering, because he had no right to ask me such a question. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

It didn’t matter to him, because his orders were to ‘sail her close. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

Frances Hodgson Burnett She neither cared nor knew whether it was because her hysteric emotion bored or annoyed him, or because he had the taste to realize that she would not wish to be looked at. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

It is not an imposed but an emerging leadership, superior to its disciples as to its enemies because of the conscious potentialities which exist in it. Shadows of Ecstasy by Charles Williams

George Meredith And because I know human nature. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Rudyard Kipling Dowse said he took longer over those floats than might have been needed, because he rejoiced in the corners, they being square, and the streaks in his head all running long ways. Many Inventions by Rudyard Kipling [1893]

Rudyard Kipling So did the chaprasss, because that letter was the last in stock and he wanted to get his work over. Plain Tales from the Hills by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

Henry Handel Richardson He didn’t much care for that, because it made people laugh; and he didn’t know her. Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

Rudyard Kipling Magniac invented his rudder to help war-boats ram each other; and war went out of fashion and Magniac he went out of his mind because he said he couldn’t serve his country any more. Actions and Reactions by Rudyard Kipling [1909]

Then, because you are too lazy to shoot, you put the guns into our hands and teach us to shoot for you. The Adventures of the Black Girl in her Search for God by George Bernard Shaw

Anthony Trollope I say all this here because my thoughts on the matter have forced upon me the conviction that very much consideration is due to the bitter feelings of disappointed authors. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

H. Rider Haggard If, on the other hand, I do not hear from you, I shall know that it is because you do not choose to write, or because that which you have to write would be too painful for me to read. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

There was this money-business standing in the way — these meaningless scruples which she had never understood but which she had accepted merely because they were his. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

William Dampier Otherwise it would have been somewhat difficult for him to get thither because the westerly monsoon was not at hand. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

That he had left in haste was clear—not because his hat remained behind, for he might have had a cap with him—but because he had left the book open, and the gas lighted. How the Third Floor Knew the Potteries by Amelia B. Edwards

William Morris And thereafter the Abbot did do baptize the child, and gave him to name Coustans, because him-seemed that he costed exceeding much for the healing of him. Old French Romances by William Morris [1896]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Rosemary had written: Nicole seemed Out of her Mind. I didn’t want to come South with them because I felt Dick had enough on his hands. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Henry James But often, of course, Gordon was an auditor as well; I say an auditor, because it seemed to Bernard that he had grown to be less of a talker than of yore. Confidence by Henry James [1879]

Walter Scott Meanwhile, think me not unfaithful, because I have for a time the means of being so with effect. Count Robert of Paris by Walter Scott [1832]

I had to wrap a bit of sacking round it, because ——’ But she did not need to tell him why she had wrapped it up. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

Wilkie Collins I mean to proceed with it, however, in spite of that conviction, because when I have got something on my mind, I must positively speak. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

Edgar Allan Poe In this sense, of course, perfection of plot is unattainable in fact — because Man is the constructor. Criticism by Edgar Allan Poe

And don’t go burning the gas half the night, please, because I can tell what time you turn it off by the crack under the door. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

Willa Cather She popped into bed and read stubbornly at a queer paper book the drug-store man had given her because he couldn’t sell it. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Anthony Trollope In The Virginians, as a work of art, is discovered, more strongly than had shown itself yet in any of his works, that propensity to wandering which came to Thackeray because of his idleness. Thackeray by Anthony Trollope [1879]

George Gissing One reason why I loathe the thought of going on with that picture is because I still have the girl’s head to put in. Will Warburton by George Gissing [1903]

Perhaps it’s because the pleasure doesn’t have time to wear off . The Haunted Woman by David Lindsay [1922]

Wilkie Collins He said, taking me up very short, it had everything to do with it, because the fall had made her, what they call, stone deaf, which prevented her from hearing the sound of her own voice. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

Sinclair Lewis He had retired from the window in absurd envy because the men and girls in the office across were shaking Emily’s hand, welcoming her back. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

Three times he was offered a seat in the Cabinet, but he refused each time, because official position would fetter his special work. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

Arnold Bennett She did not want Sophia to ‘venture,’ because the sky threatened. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

H. G. Wells Only come back and tell me what to do, because I can love better than I can think. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

Arthur Machen A poor linnet of prose, I did but perform my indifferent piping in the Evening News because I wanted to do so, because I felt that the story of “The Bowmen” ought to be told. Out of the Earth by Arthur Machen

Guy de Maupassant He had been nicknamed “the cure” because he could imitate to perfection the chanting in church, and even the sound of the serpent. A Sale (À vendre) by Guy de Maupassant [1885]

George Gissing I am writing, because I must do something to live by, and I know of nothing else open to me except pen-work. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

Henry James He’s kind to me because that’s his nature and he notices me because that’s his business; but he’s away up in the clouds — a thousand miles over my head. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

George Gissing I know that because I heard her speak; and it wasn’t English. The other one spoke back to her in the same way, but I heard her speak English too. The Town Traveller by George Gissing [1897]

George Eliot Mine, naturally, was the least expensive; it was an opal ring — the opal was my favourite stone, because it seems to blush and turn pale as if it had a soul. The Lifted Veil by George Eliot [1859]

Isabella Bird He explained that he has only one wife, but that this is because he has been fortunate. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Being fond of tennis and such-like amusements, he was naturally brought into contact with many charming girls, who, because he was a strange man and a sailor, were effusively polite. Cupid and Psyche by Guy Boothby

Henry Handel Richardson After that, though, you had to walk as slow as slow, because he couldn’t hardly walk at all: his knees bent and stuck out at every step. Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

I don’t mean you, because you’ll never smash, and one don’t turn bear-leader, even to the B. P., without the primary impulse of being hard-up. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

G. K. Chesterton I don’t do it in private, because it is funnier to do it in public. The Napoleon of Notting Hill by G. K. Chesterton

They can’t be gentlemen, because they aren’t sure of themselves. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

George Gissing He hated her because her suffering rebuked him, because he must needs be at the cost of keeping her alive, because he was bound to her. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

D. H. Lawrence For there was something about Somers — he might be a German, he might be a bolshevist, he might be anything, and he MUST be something, because he was different, a gentleman and not a gentleman. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Bill talks of her sometimes, but mother won’t let him, because it makes him cry. Her Father’s Name by Florence Marryat [1878]

I love her like something unchangeable and uniquealtogether out of the world; because I see the world through her. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Andrew Lang With this sword only it is possible to kill the Serpent, because even if its blade breaks a new one will grow again for every head the monster has. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

He informed the doctor of everything except the complicity of the butler, being silent on that point because Naughton Jones at the first mention of Fenton’s name, flashed him a warning glance. Gentlemen of Crime by Arthur Gask [1932]

Algernon Blackwood It dwelt, this latter, in loneliness, sweetly-prized, perhaps, but isolated from all minds of today worth knowing, because its mode of being was not theirs. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

D. H. Lawrence But he had never felt equal with his friend, because the other’s mind outpaced his, and left him ashamed, far in the rear. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

And when they see the fox, they shall have great marvel of him, because that they saw never such a beast. The Travels of Sir John Mandeville by John Mandeville

But I was very unwilling to mention it, because she particularly requests that her name may not be used. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

Andrew Lang And he was expelled because he had felled a bully with a paving-stone, and had expressed his readiness to do it again. Adventures Among Books by Andrew Lang

At last, ragged, penniless, hungry, he was refused a job as a sandwich-man because of his incapacity to keep up with his fellows. Tom Ossington’s Ghost by Richard Marsh [1898]

G. K. Chesterton It imagines that the French or Italian peasants who fell on their knees before the Crucifix did so because they were slaves. The Victorian Age in Literature by G. K. Chesterton [1913]

Ford Madox Ford A Lady Macmaster. Apparently there was no one in the world who did not dislike Christopher because they owed him money. Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

Gaston Leroux But now I certainly am happy, that weight at least is off my heart, off my heart, dear little domovoi, because of you, because of you. The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux [1913]

Sir Walter Scott In this manner I dealt with him, because I knew him to be a scholar. A Legend of Montrose by Sir Walter Scott [1819]

Wilkie Collins The priests call themselves ministers of Christ. They have left me, because of this child, here on my knee. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

Virginia Woolf This is an important book, the critic assumes, because it deals with war. A room of one’s own by Virginia Woolf [1929]

It withers the moment it is exposed to practical trial, because Democracy cannot rise above the level of the human material of which its voters are made. The Revolutionist’s Handbook and Pocket Companion by George Bernard Shaw

Wilkie Collins He could reason so far as that he and Mr. Keller must have taken the same poison, because he and Mr. Keller had been cured out of the same bottle. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

Jack London To pound one’s wife to a jelly and break a few of her ribs is a trivial offence compared with sleeping out under the naked stars because one has not the price of a doss. The People of the Abyss by Jack London [1903]

I got him to do it because I didn’t want to appear in it. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

If it were Adela, she ought to get away; if it were not Adela, it ought still to go away, because there would be the morning and the world. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

They are there because they are splendid decoration and perfectly appropriate in character. The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman [1911]

George Meredith That’s because he ‘s a father who knows his duty to the child:—“Child!” says he, “man, ma’am. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Algernon Blackwood Your language is block letters because your self-expression, as you call it, is so limited. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Yet do not suppose, because I complain a little or because I can conceive a consolation for my toils which I may never know, that I am wavering in my resolutions. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

That spirit, despised and hated by Germany and incompatible with Slavonism because of moral differences, cannot avoid being (in its renewed assertion) an object of dislike and mistrust. Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad [1921]

Edmund Burke Ferocious as they are, it is not difficult to make them dislike it, because the politicians and fashionable teachers have no interest in giving their passions exactly the same direction. Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke [1790]

And naturally, because for me, hitherto, the world had held no woman. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Theodore Dreiser Most of all was he opposed to it because he feared that this unrest, which was obviously growing, foreshadowed a class war in which investors would run to cover and money be locked in strong-boxes. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

No, I couldn’t see the traffic on it because the wall was too high. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

Nobody knew exactly what it was about, but everybody knew it must be affecting, because even the orator was overcome. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

Francis Bacon Therefore because he that knoweth least is fittest to ask questions it is more reason, for the entertainment of the time, that ye ask me questions, than that I ask you. The New Atlantis by Francis Bacon

Maria Edgeworth Mowbray said this was only a trick to work upon his compassion, and that the Jew might very well wait for his money, because he asked twice as much for the watches as they were worth. Harrington by Maria Edgeworth

Sinclair Lewis And we’ll continue in barbarism just as long as people as nearly intelligent as you continue to defend things as they are because they are. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Wilkie Collins While she had trusted me in the trance — trusted me because her spirit was then free to recognize my spirit — the writing had remained on the page. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

Edith Wharton I was desperately ill with typhoid fever, and I mention the fact only because of one incredible circumstance. A Backward Glance by Edith Wharton [1934]

Anthony Trollope Juvenal was all cynical, because he was all satirist. Thackeray by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Jack London And when I came down amongst the poor I found those who had been robbed and who were hungry and wretched because they had been robbed. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

I have to choose a Sunday, too, because on Sundays her people like to be quiet and don’t as a rule have any visitors. The Tragedy of the Silver Moon by Arthur Gask [1940]

Theodore Dreiser I like her because I knew her father and mother, and because she was a clever little girl and still is a nice woman, even if she is getting along. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Olaf Stapledon There is no need to give a complete inventory of the tangled impulses that were pulling him hither and thither in his perplexity, but one point must be made clear because of its significance. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

I think I still prefer the small, personal shop, but no doubt that is because I am middle-aged. London in My Time by Thomas Burke

H. G. Wells Benham’s mother, whom he saw quarterly and also on the first of May, because it was her birthday, touched and coloured his imagination far more than his father did. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

Is that all? Consider well, because once we get those cases shut we’ll never get them open again. Miss Pym Disposes by Josephine Tey

H. G. Wells My imagination is always curiously stirred by the thought of that, because I suppose it is the first picture I succeeded in making for myself of what had happened in the towns. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

Arthur Conan Doyle He slipped into this room, because it was the first that he saw. The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle [1914]

John Bunyan So they were forced to go, because he was stronger than they. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan [1675]

On his own authority, he cuts down, or he alters a word, or he adopts a mere corrupt pronunciation, to suit a place in his metre, or because he wants a rime. Spenser by R. W. Church [1879]

Jules Verne Was he being devoured by one of those secret rages, all the more terrible because contained, and which only burst forth, with an irresistible force, at the last moment? No one could tell. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne [1873]

But the charm of his manner was none the less because of this latent weakness of character, and he was better liked than many better men. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

D. H. Lawrence It’s because they can spread themselves over a film, and they can’t over a living performer. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

George Gissing If I speak calmly, it’s because I must, because I daren’t give way. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Marie Corelli There is what SEEMS injusticebecause we are all apt to consider the material side of things only. The Master-Christian by Marie Corelli [1900]

Edith Wharton I mention this because so few people seem to have known in Henry James the ever-bubbling fountain of fun which was the delight of his intimates. A Backward Glance by Edith Wharton [1934]

But I will go as if you didn’t exist — yet only because you do exist. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

Henry Handel Richardson I didn’t answer your letter at the time because . Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

George Gissing If I hold apart and purposely refuse to look that way, it is because I believe that the world is better, not worse, for having one more inhabitant who lives as becomes a civilized being. The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft by George Gissing [1902]

Charles Dickens He married his second wife privately, because he was proud, and in course of time she died. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

Olaf Stapledon I have mainly in mind the sincere kind of Marxian revolutionary, because he is the effective champion of revolution in our day. Saints and Revolutionaries by Olaf Stapledon

Wilkie Collins Suppose my master is as polite as usual, and begs to be excused for not receiving you, because it is an inconvenient time. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

G. K. Chesterton How easy it is to attack logic! How impossible to find anything else except lying! And then they say that women are not logical; because they never waste logic on things that do not matter. The Return of Don Quixote by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

Frances Hodgson Burnett And because of this the little simpleton’s shallow discretion deserted her. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

G. K. Chesterton It is the English who deserve to be cursed, and are cursed, because they allowed such vermin to crawl into the high places of their heroes and their kings. The Man Who Knew Too Much by G. K. Chesterton

Not because of his wealth, darling — don’t suppose that we supposed that — but on account of that dear old Abbey and its romantic associations, which gave a charm to the owner. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

George Gissing I mention the coffin first, because in everyone’s view this was the main point of interest. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

We asked the reason of his not being able to drink, and found it was, first, because women work in the vineyards, and the second, because the Pope pronounces his blessing upon the vintage. Travels in Morocco by James Richardson

Ivan Turgenev And you, gaping idiot, saw nothing because you are always asleep. The Dog by Ivan Turgenev

D.H. Lawrence A tiger devours because it is consummated in devouring, it achieves its absolute self in devouring. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

Henry Adams The risk was the greater in Adams’s case, because he had no very clear idea what to do when he got there. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

H. G. Wells The problem is much simpler in the case of mathematical teaching than in the case of English, because the educational theory and method have been more thoroughly discussed. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

I can’t agree, Finlay. I spoke first of Advena Murchison because her part and lot in it are most upon my heart. The Imperialist by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1904]

She had not told me before evidently because she had feared for me too, in a quarrel with this man. A Stable for Nightmares by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

William Makepeace Thackeray Miss Clapperclaw says he acted pretty well, and that I only joke about him because I am envious, and wanted to act a part myself. Our Street by William Makepeace Thackeray [1848]

H. G. Wells Men had to appropriate things because there was not enough to go round. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Thomas Paine You cannot be so insensible as not to see that we have two to one the advantage of you, because we conquer by a drawn game, and you lose by it. The American Crisis by Thomas Paine

Henry Kingsley Only I will not quarrel with Cecil, because he is blinded. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

Rudyard Kipling And because that town seemed so barren, I met there a French General whom I would have gone very far to have encountered. France at War by Rudyard Kipling [1915]

Henry Kingsley In the first place, because he did not do anything of the kind; and in the next, because he saw somebody at Constantinople, of whom I am sure you will be glad to hear again. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

Edgar Rice Burroughs We take things for granted, perhaps, because we are told them over and over again, and have no way of disproving them — like religions, for example; but we don’t believe them, we only think we do. At the Earth’s Core by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1914]

Ford Madox Ford Probably because they — the painters — drew from living models or had ideas as to the human form . A Man Could Stand Up by Ford Madox Ford [1926]

H. G. Wells It was theirs for a year and a part of a year; and then suddenly, because of some venomous sting that came to her in a thicket, she died. The Pearl of Love by H. G. Wells [1924]

William Henry Hudson You have not seen her because you have never asked to be taken to her; and she is not among us because of her illness. A Crystal Age by William Henry Hudson

Robert Louis Stevenson Hence the comparative success of the teetotal pledge; because to a man who had nothing it sets at least a negative aim in life. The Amateur Emigrant by Robert Louis Stevenson

Francis Bacon All which I have remembered to this purpose, because I would erect and constitute one general inquiry (which seems to me deficient) touching the wisdom of tradition. The Advancement of Learning by Francis Bacon [1605]

Their house is commonly known as the Wilderness, because there the mixed multitude which came out of Egypt mingle with the chosen people. Comedy in the Full Moon by John Buchan

Have I any right to turn tail because he plays his game from the outset with trumps? No, I’ve a small trump somewhere about me to lay on this trick. Initials Only by Anna Katharine Green

Jack London This poet-forger’s name was Cecil Winwood. He had had prior convictions, and yet, because he was a snivelling cur of a yellow dog, his last sentence had been only for seven years. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

Sinclair Lewis Partly because he dreaded what might happen to her, partly because he needed her, he was nervously somber as he looked across to her empty window tonight. Moths in the Arc Light by Sinclair Lewis

Guy de Maupassant Rose and her lover joked me because I looked rather stern, but you will understand that could not be otherwise. In the Wood (Au Bois) by Guy de Maupassant [1886]

You try a few kisses to begin with — ” He said no more, because his head received a terrific concussion, accompanied by an explosive sound. Freya of the Seven Isles by Joseph Conrad [1911]

Leon Trotsky Plekhanov lost a great deal because of the semi-liberal tendencies which he revealed. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Wilkie Collins In short, I had hitherto frequented gambling-tables — just as I frequented ball-rooms and opera-houses — because they amused me, and because I had nothing better to do with my leisure hours. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

Willa Cather Now: IM LEUCHTENDEN SOMMERMORGEN.” Thea memorized quickly because she had the power of listening intently. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Jane Austen I am glad of one thing, that he comes alone; because we shall see the less of him. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen [1813]

D. H. Lawrence She ran upstairs, presently coming down with the flannels and the bran-bag, to heat them, because the pain was on again. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

Edith Wharton She’ll have to be back then, because she’s got a new dress for the dance tonight. The Children by Edith Wharton [1928]

George Gissing These two women think you do it because you can’t afford a nurse, and at once they despise us. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Algernon Blackwood Devonham was agnostic, because reason ruled his life. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

But they would get it because in English law there was no middle course. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

Virginia Woolf That may be partly, no doubt, because we’ve known each other so long; but I’m inclined to think there’s more in it than that. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

Miles Franklin Later Ma upbraided Pa because he had not severely trounced me. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

I never knew what nerves meant before, because no two women I ever met seemed to have the same kind. The Danvers Jewels by Mary Cholmondeley [1886]

And then there took place a very dramatic, because an utterly unexpected, incident. The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

Even for the vastest bribe he would never sell the decision of a case, because he knew that a magistrate who gives wrong judgments is caught sooner or later. Burmese Days by George Orwell

Rudyard Kipling I followed, because I knew men would come out to drag it ashore. The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling [1895]

Ford Madox Ford He said to the other runner: ‘Get out from under him, damn you! Are you hurt?’ Mackenzie could not get at the body from the other side because of the brazier. No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

Gertrude Stein It is difficult to stop now because of annoyances. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

Rudyard Kipling After that alteration it made a beautiful salting-machine, if you held tight, because there was nothing to catch your feet when you fell out, and the slats rattled tunes. The Day’s Work by Rudyard Kipling [1898]

I dread to stay and dread to move and write, because I must relieve myself in some way — that is, if I am to have any sleep to-night. The Forsaken Inn by Anna Katharine Green

Nathaniel Hawthorne I revere this glorious church for itself and its purposes; and love it, moreover, because here I have found sweet peace, after’ a great anguish. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

Guy de Maupassant I went there, as every one goes to such places because the women are facile and the men are dishonest. Yveline Samoris by Guy de Maupassant [1882]