Phrases with "because"

George Gilfillan He took the sacrament according to the form of the Roman Catholic Church; but merely, he said, because it “looked right. Life of Alexander Pope by George Gilfillan

F. Scott Fitzgerald The girl was proudly incapable of jealousy and, because he was extremely jealous, this virtue piqued him. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

John Galsworthy Once outcast, always outcast!’ The chap had a natural sympathy with — with — laxity (he had shied at the word sin, because it was too melodramatic for use by a Forsyte). In Chancery by John Galsworthy

And I have found the generous responsive heart that can pity and love me because I seem so sorely to need love and pity. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Jack London We were quite weak, and, because of our weakness, we frosted easily. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

Irene did not go to her; but she went and laid a gold hair-pin on her bureau, and said, without looking at her, “There’s a pin that I got today, because it was like his sister’s. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

Edmund Burke ALL general privations are great, because they are all terrible; vacuity, darkness, solitude, and silence. On the Sublime and Beautiful by Edmund Burke [1757]

H. G. Wells Among other things because it would repudiate the accursed worship of pinching self-restraint that was one of the incessant stresses between them. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

Olaf Stapledon Fruitless the agony seemed to me because time after time hope was disappointed. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

H. G. Wells I suppose it’s because the Colonel’s makes such unpleasant noises when it works. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

Edith Wharton She said to herself: “He never makes a mistake — he always knows what to do”; and then she thought with a start that it was doubtless because he had so often been in such situations. The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

But I chose it because I could have it to myself, and I resign it, with a wish that it were more worthy of regret, into the hands of my successor, with my parting benediction. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

Then a lot of names were mentioned but you remember only two of them, Burkington, because you have a girl friend of that name, and Clutterbuck, because it has such a funny sound. The Hangman’s Knot by Arthur Gask [1935]

The whiteness of his skin had a fascination for her, because of its strangeness and the sense of power it gave her. Burmese Days by George Orwell

Florence Dixie I shall miss you, dear, because I must start even before that ; but I leave this to ask you and he to act as follows : — “First, I must explain where the bag is. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

G. K. Chesterton I should not deliver this message to authors or members of Parliament, because they would so heartily agree with it. A Miscellany of Men by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

Robert Green Ingersoll O, hypocrisy! “Let them not despise them because they are brethren, but rather do them service because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

F. Scott Fitzgerald He wondered idly whether she was a poor conversationalist because she got no attention or got no attention because she was a poor conversationalist. Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Wilkie Collins I had not altered it for an artisan’s suit in the doctor’s house, because I never had any intention of staying there a day longer than I could possibly help. A Rogue’s Life by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Theodore Dreiser She felt terribly sorry for her mother, and, because of Jennie’s obvious distress, she was trebly gay and courageous. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

Robert Green Ingersoll Our ancestors in 1776 retired God from politics, because of the jealousies among the churches, and the result has been splendid for mankind. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

H. G. Wells We want reality because we have faith, we seek the beginning of realism in social and political life, we seek it and we are resolved to find it. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

Anthony Trollope I tell you because I do not like to make my way into your house under a false pretence. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

So as I could not trust him I would not sleep with him and as I told the boarder to find a new place because I thought maybe he was jealous of something I slept in the boarders bed in an other room. Miss Lonelyhearts by Nathanael West [1933]

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]

Edgar Allan Poe Man, because he could not but acknowledge the majesty of Nature, fell into childish exultation at his acquired and still increasing dominion over her elements. Romances of Death by Edgar Allan Poe

These two had a duet down there, like conspirators in a comic opera, of “Sh—ssh, shssh! Secrecy! Secrecy!” It must have been funny, because they were very serious about it. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

He was proud of his fatness, because he saw the accumulated flesh as the symbol of his greatness. Burmese Days by George Orwell

William Hope Hodgson And I turned my head, very slow, because that I did so lack of strength. The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson

George Meredith Marries him! And then sets to work to persecute him, because he has blood in his veins, because he worships beauty; because he seeks a real marriage, a real mate. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

Freddy was a fool to tell you that I was in The Grange.” “He was not quite certain, and only thought so because the wrecked aeroplanes were found in the field near the house. The Mystery Queen by Fergus Hume

G. K. Chesterton It was sometimes, I regret to say, because the interest might fairly be called a vested interest. Robert Louis Stevenson by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

D. H. Lawrence It is a thing which a man cannot do with his head: it isn’t REMEMBERING. And it is a thing which a woman cannot explain or understand, because it is quite irrational. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

H. G. Wells One night close upon Christmas two friends of Lewisham’s passed him and Ethel. But Lewisham did not see them, because he was looking at Ethel’s face. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

She installed herself on a rug on the floor and covered herself with an old coat, but could not sleep because she had to get up every minute: Ivan Ilyitch had a terrible attack of colic. An Unpleasant Predicament by Fyodor Dostoyevsky [1861]

Jeremy Bentham Exhibit the reasons of the laws, and you disarm all cheats and fanatics; because thus you will give to all discussions respecting the laws a clear and determinate object. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

Edith Wharton But I’ve had to turn Rauch onto it because there was no time to wait. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

Wilkie Collins I was the more anxious of the two to keep things secret, because I had Naomi to consider as well as the old man. The Dead Alive by Wilkie Collins [1874]

This was partly because it was much colder in the passage than in the cell. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

E. Phillips Oppenheim We cut ourselves off from you, Félice, because we were in fear of our lives. The Glenlitten Murder by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1929]

Goldwin Smith She is at least an impostor, whether she cheats me or not, because she means to do so; and it is well if that be all the censure she deserves. Cowper by Goldwin Smith [1880]

Edward Bellamy It was doubtless because it could have commanded millions of martyrs, that none were needed. Looking Backward From 2000 to 1887 by Edward Bellamy

Edmund Burke This mixed sense of pleasure I have not called pain, because it turns upon actual pleasure, and because it is, both in its cause and in most of its effects, of a nature altogether different. On the Sublime and Beautiful by Edmund Burke [1757]

Was it because he had never “belonged” before, that made that commonplace gesture into a benediction? He went on thinking of Bee as he fell asleep. Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey

Edith Wharton You’ll have to give up the Iron Works: which you don’t much care about — because it won’t be particularly agreeable for us to live in New York: which you don’t care much about either. The Long Run by Edith Wharton [1916]

Charles Dickens I have no right to expect it of you, I know, but I ask it because I love you, and shall treasure the slightest word from you all through my life. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

Anthony Trollope I do not know what he will think of me, because I asked him whether he was quite, quite sure that you would come back. An Eye for an Eye by Anthony Trollope [1879]

William Dampier Another reason why they build so meanly is because it never rains; therefore they only endeavour to fence themselves from the sun. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

Sinclair Lewis See? You lasted there because the bars kep’ you in. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

E. F. Benson I will give my party at Christmas, because I promised you I would. Queen Lucia by E. F. Benson [1920]

Charles Dickens And because he came and went away so strangely — just as white-headed old men come sometimes to my bed’s foot in the night, and say what I can’t remember when the bright day returns. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

Elizabeth Gaskell I remember one verse, because it struck me at the time as strangely applicable. Mr. Harrison’s Confessions by Elizabeth Gaskell [1851]

A word becomes an insult, one would suppose, because it means something bad; but m practice its insult-value has little to do with its actual meaning. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

Marie Corelli I know also that my father, the late Count, was apparently equally loyal to the Church — though really only so because it was too much trouble for him to think seriously about anything save hunting. The Master-Christian by Marie Corelli [1900]

Maria Edgeworth In short, things have gone so far that I cannot recede; because —things have gone so far. Belinda. by Maria Edgeworth

H. G. Wells And even if it did matter it wouldn’t matter, because free speech is now suppressed. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

Anthony Trollope I liked it because the hotel was above par, and because the country round it was good for walking; but it has not advanced as Cincinnati and St. Louis have advanced. North America by Anthony Trollope

I have hid it because I was a coward — at first from fear of trouble and of people’s talk — and of late because I wanted you to love me, a little, and thought you would not if you knew. Signa by Ouida

Arthur Morrison Moreover, there was less interest for Mrs. Randall in Victoria Park, because there were no funerals. Tales of Mean Streets by Arthur Morrison

D. H. Lawrence And his curious inscrutable face — it wasn’t really only a meaningless mask, because she had seen it half an hour ago melt with a quite incomprehensible and rather, to her mind, foolish passion. The Captain’s Doll by D. H. Lawrence

But more shocking, because more lingering, are the deaths by artificial appliances of wet, cold, hunger, bad diet, and disturbed sleep, to the frail constitutions of children. Charles Lamb by Thomas De Quincey

Willa Cather I liked the store and the brick wall and the sidewalk because they were solid and well built, and possibly I admired Dillon and Trueman for much the same reason. Obscure Destinies by Willa Cather [1932]

Thomas Hardy This, clearly perceived by Elfride, added poignancy to her self-reproach, and she idolized him the more because of their difference. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

Lucy Maud Montgomery She divided her children among her relatives and went to the States. I had to go to the asylum at Hopeton, because nobody would take me. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

Anthony Trollope It is because he has purposely insulted us. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

But M. d’Escorval had armed himself with the impassable courage of a surgeon who does not relax his hold on his instruments because the patient groans and writhes in agony. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Laurence Sterne We get forwards in the world, not so much by doing services, as receiving them; you take a withering twig, and put it in the ground; and then you water it, because you have planted it. A sentimental journey through France and Italy by Laurence Sterne

Charles Dickens Besides, Pip, I’m here, because I’ve meant it by you, years and years. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

George Gissing He who survives under like conditions does so because misery magnifies him in his own estimate. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

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

G. K. Chesterton Perhaps it is because you are better than I, and do not know hell. The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton

Anthony Trollope This was generally called the bishop’s library, because a certain bishop of Barchester was supposed to have added it to the cathedral. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

I can’t help it; because with more reluctance than I can tell, I at length consent, at Larkin’s entreaty, I may say, to bank and fund his money. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

I say better, because I hold it nobler in Urraca to have rejected the love of a wicked king than in Guzman to have let the Moors slay his son rather than surrender a city to them. Familiar Spanish Travels by William Dean Howells

The Yezidee priesthood is a band of so-called sorcerers only because of their wicked employment of whatever hypnotic and psychic knowledge they may have obtained. The Slayer of Souls by Robert W. Chambers [1920]

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]

She had always been a little worried about it, but one couldn’t refuse parts to suitable people because of elderly grandmothers. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

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

She pushed him away quick and lively and he was angry because she told him that he smelt of paint or something. The Judgment of Larose by Arthur Gask [1934]

H. Rider Haggard But their looks were heavy because of the shame that Gizur, Ospakar’s son, had brought upon them by the murder of Gudruda in her sleep. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

I am of the same opinion as regards Sir John Moon because —” “Yes, I know what you mean by ‘because’. The Mystery Queen by Fergus Hume

G. K. Chesterton My ancestors invented the curved swords, because one cuts better with a curved sword. The Flying Inn by G. K. Chesterton [1914]

E. F. Benson I gave it up because it was so very complicated. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

Rudyard Kipling Bad work does not matter, because other men do worse, and incompetents hang on longer in India than anywhere else. Plain Tales from the Hills by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

We first took a turn in the wood, but I did not lead them near my tent, because I did not choose my wife should hear of that till she came. Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins by Robert Paltock [1751]

Thomas Hardy And I have been all day travelling to you, and you won’t make me go away again, will you, Harry, because I shall always love you till I die?’ ‘Yet it is wrong for you to stay. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

Victor Hugo You hear the bell only because you are between the buoy and the breakers. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Robert Louis Stevenson Some hated the Church because they disagreed with it; some hated Lord Beaconsfield because of war and taxes; all hated the masters, possibly with reason. The Amateur Emigrant by Robert Louis Stevenson

G. K. Chesterton She had very broad, low, and level brows, which seemed even lower because her warm yellow hair clustered down to her eyebrows; and she had a face just plump enough not to look as powerful as it was. The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

Andrew Lang Of the boys in “Tom Brown” it is difficult to speak, because the Rugby boy under Arnold seems to have been of a peculiar species. Adventures Among Books by Andrew Lang

M. P. Shiel This only seems more serious because it is the last; it will pass in its turn, and the everlasting Hannah will remain. The Lost Viol by M. P. Shiel [1905]

William Makepeace Thackeray Before the vice I observed a large piece of roast-beet which I could not observe at the end of dinner, because it was all swallowed. The Irish Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

That’s the whole truth of it, Erskine; and I meant to tell her so in another second, because I couldn’t stand her kissing me and crying, and all that. Tiny Luttrell by E. W. Hornung [1893]

Henry Kingsley I was very vexed at being beaten by Charles, because I am so much the better shot. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

G. K. Chesterton They were chosen because they were prominent and picturesque objects. The Man Who Knew Too Much by G. K. Chesterton

I won’t call your untruths lies, because that is a harsh word, and, to my thinking, should not be used about an untruth when that untruth is uttered justifiably. The Night of the Storm by Arthur Gask [1937]

Elizabeth Gaskell Hoo’s a bit set up now, because hoo thinks I might ha’ spoken more civilly; but hoo’ll think better on it, and come. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

Rudyard Kipling They come and stay with me because I love them, you see. Traffics and Discoveries by Rudyard Kipling [1904]

Virginia Woolf That is the sort of people they were — very interesting people, and I think of them so often, in such queer places, because one will never see them again, never know what happened next. Monday or Tuesday by Virginia Woolf [1921]

George Gissing But I’m glad you’re here, because you’ll be a witness to what I say. The Town Traveller by George Gissing [1897]

Gertrude Stein She could not go because it was hot. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

Miles Franklin I loved them warmly, much more than they loved me, I am sure, and did more for them than they did for me, because I was something for them to criticise and cackle about. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

H. G. Wells She had been given the second car because in defiance of all instructions to the contrary, Bombaccio kept the first car for his mistress. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

This road won’t look very inviting, because it’s always muddy. The Poisoned Goblet by Arthur Gask [1935]

Grant was bed-borne, and a charge on The Midget and The Amazon, because he had fallen through a trap-door. The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

You-an-linga was able so to do because she had a gift. Last Leaves from Dunk Island by E. J. Banfield

Wilkie Collins Fourthly, because you can’t help yourself — for I shall leave it to you at my death, if you won’t have it now. The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins [1857]

This was the first one, and I remember it very well, because I found in the morning that it had lifted the thatch of my pigsty into the widow’s garden as clean as a boy’s kite. The Ghost Ship by Richard Middleton

Sigmund Freud Herr K. and his wife had often talked of getting a divorce; but it never took place, because Herr K., who was an affectionate father, would not give up either of the two children. Fragment of an Analysis of a Case of Hysteria by Sigmund Freud [1905]

Samuel Johnson It must be placed where the wind cannot act upon it with violence, because it has no cement; and where the water will run easily away, because it has no floor but the naked ground. A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson

D.H. Lawrence But at last it drives him almost mad, because he cannot escape. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

Henry James I said I had not a right to come, because all the confidence I had in it was as an experiment worth trying, and that it was part of the great wave of inspired thought. Hawthorne by Henry James [1879]

D. H. Lawrence Her eyes looked at him all the while, because she could not speak the language. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

So far as one can discover from the text, this is not because when Pip was a child he had been terrorized by Magwitch in the churchyard; it is because Magwitch is a criminal and a convict. Charles Dickens by George Orwell [1940]

He was professor of elocution in one of the celebrated colleges, holding an enviable and lucrative position, but lost it because of his inveterate irregularities. Captain Fracasse by Théophile Gautier [1863]

Willa Cather She liked him, too, because he was the only one of her friends who ever took her to the sand hills. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

E. F. Benson I didn’t tell you in England, because I was afraid you might refuse to come. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

Above all, he entreated them not to send a fellow-creature to an ignominious death because he had yielded to the promptings of a timorous constitution and had not played the man. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

D. H. Lawrence He would be far happier with Flora: or I won’t say happier, because there is something in him which rebels: but he would on the whole fit much better. St Mawr by D. H. Lawrence

G. K. Chesterton Her car was moving slowly down a quiet street, because she was on the look-out for a curio shop she had known in childhood and could not immediately locate. Four Faultless Felons by G. K. Chesterton [1930]

I trusted them; because they are a people of good faith. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Sinclair Lewis They heartily told him to rest, because he had earned it. The Ghost Patrol by Sinclair Lewis

It’s not that he isn’t the best of men, it’s because I’m a part of you. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

Jules Verne It was useless to think of lighting it from above, because of the enormous thickness of the granite which composed the ceiling; but perhaps the outer wall next the sea might be pierced. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Anthony Trollope His anger still burned very hotly, because he could not quite understand the manner in which the sin had been committed. Kept in the Dark by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Robert Green Ingersoll They say God has a right to damn me because He made me. On Hell by Robert Green Ingersoll

Ralph Waldo Emerson Man is greater that he can see this, and the universe less, because Time and Space relations vanish as laws are known. Nature by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1836]

Arthur Conan Doyle She was a devoted creature, who had only left her mistress because she was sure that she was in good hands, and because her own approaching marriage made a separation inevitable in any case. His Last Bow by Arthur Conan Doyle [1917]

There were faces, which ceased to be faces, and became blobs of whitish red and yellow, working and twisting in a horrible way that yet did not surprise him, because nothing could surprise him. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

Rudyard Kipling They are bound to be so, because one cannot re-express an idea that has been perfectly set forth. A Book of Words by Rudyard Kipling [1928]

D. H. Lawrence And so the doctors put their arms round Alvina’s waist, because she was plump, and they kissed her face, because the skin was soft. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

I shan’t be here to see you married, because I’m going home to England on leave for six months, but, John, I’ll send you the nicest wedding present this expensive city of Adelaide can produce. The Secret of the Sandhills by Arthur Gask [1921]

D.H. Lawrence I went up unwillingly, because the Italians used this old staircase as a privy, as they will any deep side-passage. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

Rudyard Kipling Its true reward is the dearly prized, because unpurchasable, acknowledgement of one’s fellow-craftsmen. A Book of Words by Rudyard Kipling [1928]

I tell you that there is joy in heaven each time a sufferer is eased, at his brother’s hands, of pain, because it was his brother. A Second Coming by Richard Marsh [1900]

I pass by the section on the Unknowable, because this part of Mr. Spencer’s philosophy has won fewer friends than any other. Memories and Studies by William James

Andrew Lang And he did not want to sell the house, because it had belonged to his family for generations; otherwise he could have divided the money equally amongst them. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

George Gissing But is it reasonable for the artist to sacrifice herself because she happens to have married an everyday man?’ Mrs. Morton shook her head and laughed. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

George Meredith Finally, these energetic young ladies said their prayers by the morning twitter of the birds, and went to their beds, less from a desire for rest than because custom demanded it. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

H. G. Wells You know good from bad because of that. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

Great, because he had put his public duty before his private ease, and good, because he was unselfish and thought of others before himself. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

Guy de Maupassan It’s a nuisance, just the same, because the weather is good and we’ve got a lot of work to do. The Moribund by Guy de Maupassan

Edith Wharton Upton, he supposed, or perhaps Mrs. Tracy, must have come in while he was asleep, and dropped the flower on his pillow because he had told them there were lilacs at Grandma Scrimser’s. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

Arthur Morrison There was no wedding-party, because it was considered that what there might be to drink would be better in the family. Tales of Mean Streets by Arthur Morrison

E. Phillips Oppenheim I’ll tell you this, because any fool that has eyes to see can see it. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

George Gissing Just one servant, who can’t make mistakes, because there’s next to nothing to do. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

The neighbours were “wild with her,” she told me, because she did not wait to find out if there was a message, for they were sure it was Queen Maive, who often shows herself to the pilots. The Celtic Twilight by William Butler Yeats [1893]

Anthony Trollope Would you sooner I did so?” Father John said this because he thought that Thady really looked ill. The Macdermots of Ballycloran by Anthony Trollope [1847]

Baldwin Spencer We used to see him sitting about in the scrub, a rather forlorn looking creature, bright red, because he was completely smeared over with ochre, and wearing the armlets. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Jane Austen But I thought I would just tell you of this, because I knew how much it must please you. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen [1811]

G. K. Chesterton Thus a man makes a speech as a man plays a violin, not necessarily without feeling, but chiefly because he knows how to do it. George Bernard Shaw by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

Many of them feel as you would like to have them feel; but that is because they do not think. A Traveler from Altruria by William Dean Howells

D. H. Lawrence She did not see him, because she was pre-occupied. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Mark Twain There will be irreverence no longer, because I will not allow it. Is Shakespeare Dead? by Mark Twain

Benjamin Disraeli Man is imperfect by nature, because if nature had made him perfect he would have had no wants; and it is only by supplying his wants that utility can be developed. The Voyage of Captain Popanilla by Benjamin Disraeli [1828]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Listen — Jack Berners wants to make a picture about U.W.C. because he’s got a kid there that plays basketball. The Pat Hobby Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1941]

Just because every other young fellow on the force would make a start from the parasol, I am going to try and effect one from these rose-leaves. The Circular Study by Anna Katharine Green

George Gissing It was from the lady at Eastbourne, Mrs. Ormonde, and just said she was going to keep Thyrza till Monday, because it would do her good. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Ralph Waldo Emerson It seemed a great deal worse, because the farmer is living in the same town with men who pretend to know exactly what he wants. The Young American by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1844]

Willa Cather I like trees because they seem more resigned to the way they have to live than other things do. O Pioneers! by Willa Cather [1913]

Ford Madox Ford I have not read it because I can’t turn it into Latin here . No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

George Gissing Still, I wrote it because I enjoyed doing so, quite as much as because I was hungry; and the couple of guineas it brought me had as pleasant a ring as any money I ever earned. The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft by George Gissing [1902]

H. G. Wells It isn’t because I don’t love you. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

H. G. Wells We could not stand up to look about us, because of the pitching of the boat. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells [1896]

Is it because I have mentioned his height that you are surprised? Take the trouble to examine the tops of the wardrobes and you will see that the assassin passed his hands across them. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

H. G. Wells She had an air of standing there because she had nowhere else in the whole world to go, and looking at the archway because there was nothing else on earth to look at. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

Robert Louis Stevenson It is because you could, that I have always secretly admired you. Prince Otto by Robert Louis Stevenson

Miles Franklin The girls now said they did not mind how high I went, because I was not conceited and had never put on the slightest side. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

E. F. Benson Some were portraits and some landscapes, and it was usually easy to tell which was which, because a careful scrutiny revealed an eye or a stray mouth in some, and a tree or a house in others. Lucia in London by E. F. Benson [1927]

D. H. Lawrence I got on here with a bit of contriving, because I knew Richards, the company engineer, in the army. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

Henry Adams They were pleasant to live with, and above the average of students — German, French, English, or what not — but chiefly because each individual appeared satisfied to stand alone. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

G. K. Chesterton Buck is mad, because he cares for money, as mad as a man who lives on opium. The Napoleon of Notting Hill by G. K. Chesterton

Henry Adams For him, all opinion founded on fact must be error, because the facts can never be complete, and their relations must be always infinite. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

H. Rider Haggard Be not quarrelsome because of thy great might, for there is a stronger than the strongest. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

Charles said he admired her complexion most because it was so thoroughly well done, and the coloring was so true to nature. The Danvers Jewels by Mary Cholmondeley [1886]

Sir Walter Scott When Valour and Folly travel, Folly should bear the horn, because she can blow the best. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott [1820]

E. Phillips Oppenheim That was not because I have come?” “Why should it be?” he answered. The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1920]

He pistolled Colonel Holt, because he didn’t at once hold up his hands. The House on the Island by Arthur Gask [1931]

But knowing what I do, I will stand firm as a rock between you and her; and think myself all the more truly your faithful servant because I do not fear to offend you. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Upon my honor and by the holy cross; I only regret it because she was a woman. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

Charles Dickens I reminded him of it when I bought the fowl, and I said, “Pick us out a good one, old Briton, because if we had chosen to keep you in the box another day or two, we could easily have done it. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

Jack London Why? Is it because you have no answer? You are the champion of this whole audience. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

Anthony Trollope It seems to me that all these troubles have come upon the States because they have not placed high men in high places. North America by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope Young Grundle had suggested Cremation Hall, because such was the ultimate end to which the mere husks and hulls of the citizens were destined. The Fixed Period by Anthony Trollope

I wanted to keep up my importancebecause there was poor Ivy away there — my daughter. End of the Tether by Joseph Conrad [1902]

Charles Dickens He was in white, like the figure — necessarily so, because he had his night-dress on. To Be Read At Dusk by Charles Dickens [1852]

William Makepeace Thackeray Some hate and hold you their enemy because you could not be their friend. Roundabout Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1860-63]

Take the year round, I make about a pound a week, because you can’t do much in the winter. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

Thomas More This they count a juster cause of war than the other, because those injuries are done under some color of laws. Utopia by Thomas More

We know that because Matthew Brendon fired one shot at him, which the detective would certainly not have done had he been at close quarters, as he was armed with that heavy loaded stick. The Beachy Head Murder by Arthur Gask [1941]

Rudyard Kipling D’ye believe or — do ye?’ ‘I ain’t sayin’ nothin’, because I’ve heard naught, an’ I’ve seen naught. Puck of Pook’s Hill by Rudyard Kipling [1906]

Edith Wharton Imagine the point of view! Or rather don’t, because you couldn’t. Coming Home by Edith Wharton [1916]

Arthur Conan Doyle If I have occasionally governed you by the fear of exposure it was only because I found you were insensible to the milder influence of love. Uncle Jeremy’s Household by Arthur Conan Doyle

Andrew Lang They all laughed him to scorn, because he was so stupid, feeling sure he wouldn’t do anything. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

SKINNER— called “young” because he had once had a father on the premises — was the mole-catcher. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Rudyard Kipling He used to lie there shaking with horror, because he funked going mad. Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

He is thorough in everything, but is not liked because he is hard, cold and unsympathetic in his dealings with everyone outside his home. The Hidden Door by Arthur Gask [1934]

Abraham Merri We strike there because it is the very heart of the forest. The Woman of the Wood by Abraham Merri

E. F. Benson Well, not exactly after lunch, because I didn’t have any. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

I read where they shoot cripples in Russia because they cant work but I can work better than any park bum and support a wife and child to. Miss Lonelyhearts by Nathanael West [1933]