Phrases with "behaved"

Aramis, who had the third canto of his poem to finish, behaved like a man in haste. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Anthony Trollope He behaved very badly indeed, because he had come to my house, with my sanction, with the express purpose of expressing his affection for another young lady. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

Henry Handel Richardson He behaved like a madman, stamping and shouting about the house, abusing her, and frightening the poor children out of their wits. Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

Wilkie Collins Oh, why have I behaved so coldly to him? I ought to make any sacrifice of my own feelings to atone for it. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

John Galsworthy She behaved as people don’t. Flowering Wilderness by John Galsworthy

Wilkie Collins You shall read and see how he behaved to me. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

All I am interested in is your opinion of Brian. I hope he behaved nicely at Mauleverer.’ ‘Very nicely. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

In prison, Roulet behaved like an idiot. The Book of Were-Wolves by S. Baring-Gould [1865]

Elizabeth Gaskell Bad as he’d behaved hissel’, he were t’ feyther o’ thy little un. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

Gibbon, as a plain man of rather prosaic good sense, behaved neither heroically nor meanly. Gibbon by James Cotter Morison [1878]

George Eliot He thought she behaved so prettily, so quietly; she did not seem to be flirting at all she smiled less than usual; there was almost a sweet sadness about her. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

George Eliot You know it couldn’t be made public as you’ve behaved to Hetty as y’ have done without her losing her character and bringing shame and trouble on her and her relations. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

Algernon Blackwood It behaved precisely as though it were rubbing against something solid. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

George Gissing Earwaker behaved with all friendliness, but their relations had necessarily suffered a change. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

But what a fine fellow Ben Robinson is! He behaved like a regular hero — it was the thorough contempt and love of danger one reads of. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

Anthony Trollope Everybody says you behaved so well. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing For Eustace Derwent, remembering, as always, what he owed to himself and to society, behaved with entire politeness; only, like certain beverages downstairs, it was iced. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

Jonathan Swif The latter had wholly changed his style, by seeing how the bishops behaved themselves, and he seemed to think me one of more importance than I really am. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

Leon Trotsky On the contrary, Father behaved as if nothing had happened. My Life by Leon Trotsky

I woke, gasping, to find the winter morning struggling through the cracked rafters, and to hear Blenkiron say cheerily that his duodenum had behaved all night like a gentleman. Greenmantle by John Buchan

Anthony Trollope I am sure they were at daggers drawn with each other all that April and May in respect to certain mining shares, as to which Euphemia Smith behaved very badly. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

Edith Wharton Amherst made no allusion to what had passed, asked for no details, offered no reassurances — behaved as if the whole episode had been effaced from his mind. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

Henry Handel Richardson But she hasn’t behaved a bit pretty—I presume you heard tell of what took place here this fall?” “Then you know Miss Dufrayer?” “Yes, indeed. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Anthony Trollope His due would not be given to the breeches-maker if it were not acknowledged that on this occasion he behaved very well. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

I can’t say I think Hester behaved kindly towards us in acting as she did, but I won’t hear any more argument about it. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

Anthony Trollope Murray, the man cook, did come down from Dublin, just in time; but he behaved very badly. The Kellys and the O’Kellys by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins You saw, Thomas, how he behaved when you went to fetch him to our house. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

George Gissing Even to Mr. Cusse he behaved with modified contempt. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Good heavens, man, you little know how basely I behaved towards you!” “I’ve not time to hear it now, then,” he answered. The Lust of Hate by Guy Boothby [1898]

Anthony Trollope Frank, I have not behaved quite so well. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Anthony Trollope His wife had behaved generously about Mrs. Houghton. The sight of the woman brought that truth to his mind. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Benjamin Disraeli Certainly, I behaved decidedly ill. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

Wilkie Collins Mrs. Margery behaved like the Athertons! She looked astonished to see him and she put precisely the same question: “How did you get here?” Cosway could only conclude that she was joking. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

George Gissing Right or wrong, I behaved in an unmannerly way. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

F. Scott Fitzgerald The refreshments were distributed, and the children ate, greedily but without confusion — they had behaved remarkably well all afternoon. All the Sad Young Men by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1926]

Under the circumstances he behaved capitally; only I do think him a fool not to have insisted on her deciding one way or the other. Tiny Luttrell by E. W. Hornung [1893]

Thomas Hardy His wife had behaved kindly to him in return for his unkindness, and had never proclaimed her wrong to her child or to the world. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

Edith Wharton Laura Lou had not been inconveniently curious: she had behaved like a good little girl before the door opens on the Christmas tree. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

How vulgarly, how cruelly she had behaved to him! It is dreadful when people will not even have the decency to quarrel. Burmese Days by George Orwell

H. G. Wells She had a baffling realization that her life was in a hopeless mess, that she really had behaved disgracefully, and that she couldn’t for a moment understand how it had happened. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

George Gissing I never saw a shopkeeper who behaved so nicely. Will Warburton by George Gissing [1903]

Elizabeth Gaskell Mr. Corbet behaved as an anxious lover should do. A Dark Night’s Work by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

D. H. Lawrence Therefore they were badly- behaved children, headstrong and arrogant, though their feelings were generous. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Charles Dickens For this the Lord Mayor ordered John Chambers to prison, and for that John Chambers brought a suit against the Lord Mayor. LORD SAY, also, behaved like a real nobleman, and declared he would not pay. A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens [1852]

They were beautiful children, and all behaved with becoming gravity and decorum during the ceremony, walking with much dignity in the procession. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

H.G. Wells A dog to-day behaved most disagreeably —. The Wonderful Visit by H.G. Wells [1895]

George Gissing The medical man behaved kindly to her, but she gave way to no outburst of grief; with tearless eyes she stared at the unmoving body in a sort of astonishment. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Elizabeth Von Arnim Soames had always behaved as if he were her equal, and seeing that she had started life from just about where he had, this naturally annoyed her. Mr Skeffington by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1940]

George Gissing I behaved with the grossest selfishness. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Ford Madox Ford Leonora behaved better in a sense. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

Anthony Trollope I was guided by other motives and had, I think, behaved properly. Kept in the Dark by Anthony Trollope [1882]

The man in the parable behaved better than that. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

Miss Preen behaved coolly to him; which he would not appear to see. Featherston’s Story by Ellen Wood [1889]

Anthony Trollope I—I have not behaved quite so well. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Walter Scott It seems agreed by historians that Lindesay behaved with great brutality on the occasion. The Abbot by Walter Scott [1820]

Henry Adams Incredible as it seemed, he behaved like a well-bred gentleman who felt himself in the wrong. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

No kissing, no affectionate words passed between them; but they behaved so sincerely, so amicably and solicitously toward each other. Mother by Maksim Gorky

Henry James And indeed she behaved very well, as Perdita, knowing her insatiable love of millinery, was quite ready to declare. The romance of certain old clothes by Henry James [1868]

You behaved very nicely at dinner. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

George Gissing Most certainly her father encouraged his visits to the house, and Mrs. Warricombe behaved to him with increase of suavity. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

George Gissing The baronet had behaved very generously to her in his last will and testament. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

George Gissing And Arnold behaved so well to him, with such frank graceful courtesy; to withhold the becoming return was to feel oneself a shrinking creature, basely envious. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

Ford Madox Ford I think they behaved themselves with decorum for quite a time after that, though Mrs Basil spent so many hours over the accounts of the Ashburnham estate that she got the name of every field by heart. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

Henry James He was a gentleman, and he behaved like a gentleman, with the added punctilio, I think, of being sorry for his betrothed. The Path Of Duty by Henry James [1884]

George Gissing Olga behaved strangely, like one in harassing trouble of which she might not speak. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

Willa Cather He was never so witty or so sharp here as elsewhere, and Alexander thought he behaved as if he were an elderly relative come in to a young girl’s party. Alexander’s Bridge by Willa Cather [1912]

Robert Louis Stevenson They were very polite and behaved extremely well. Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin by Robert Louis Stevenson

Thomas Hardy In the tacit agreement of husband and wife to keep their estrangement a secret they behaved as would have been ordinary. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

William Makepeace Thackeray Suffiz to say that the two littery genlmn behaved very well, and seamed to have good appytights; igspecially the little Irishman in the whig, who et, drunk, and talked as much as a duzn. The Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush by William Makepeace Thackeray [1838]

F. Scott Fitzgerald He told her he was French, and fell off his chair and behaved as if he was very intoxicated. All the Sad Young Men by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1926]

Andrew Lang Michael behaved most respectfully. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

George Meredith Mr. Pole—you remember how he behaved once at Besworth: or, no; you were not there, but he used your name. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Justinian behaved in this manner not only towards his own subjects, but also towards many of his enemies, as I have already told. The Secret History of the Court of Justinian by Procopius [1896]

Wilkie Collins However quietly she might have behaved in the landlady’s previous experience of her, she was beside herself now. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Andrew Lang He was fond of his daughter, and though she had behaved badly, he did not wish to cut HER head off, and he did not want people to know the truth because it would make him look foolish. The Brown Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Arnold Bennett Each behaved as if he were controlling his temper in the most difficult circumstances. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Anthony Trollope Florence certainly had behaved badly in making the suggestion. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Gertrude Stein She was later to be called Auntie after Gertrude Stein’s aunt Pauline who always behaved admirably in emergencies and behaved fairly well most times if she was properly flattered. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

Anthony Trollope At the moment he behaved with natural instinctive dignity, though himself doubting the propriety of his own conduct. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

E. F. Benson This time too she had behaved properly (perhaps she had learned wisdom) and had announced her coming, and asked old friends in. Lucia in London by E. F. Benson [1927]

Wilkie Collins The cook, for all her violent temper, behaved very differently: she sent up a message to say that she would stop and help us to the last. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Elizabeth Gaskell And the children were hushed up in school, and better behaved out of it, too, than in the days when I used to be able to go my lady’s errands in the village. My Lady Ludlow by Elizabeth Gaskell [1858]

Ivan Turgenev At the commencement of our acquaintance, Liza behaved confidingly and freely with me, like a child; perhaps there may even have been in her attitude to me something more than mere childish liking. The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other stories by Ivan Turgenev

Wilkie Collins She was so clever, she had behaved so well, she had deserved that Philip should listen to her. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Henry Fielding But, indeed, she is unworthy any one’s regard, for she behaved like an arrant dragoon. Amelia by Henry Fielding

George Eliot And he behaved as much like a gentleman to the farmers, and th’ old women, and the labourers, as he did to the gentry. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

Anthony Trollope He insulted you, and then he behaved like a poltroon down at Silverbridge, and I will not have you know him anymore. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing Cecily is as unlike that as possible; she has behaved independently and with sincerity. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

Ford Madox Ford Was that the phrase? Was it even English? Above the shadows the mist behaved tortuously: mounting up into umbrella shapes. A Man Could Stand Up by Ford Madox Ford [1926]

Ivan Turgenev He made haste to be the first to offer his hand to Arkady and Bazarov, as though realizing in advance that they did not want his blessing, and in general he behaved without constraint. Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev

Henry James Did it strike you that I behaved very oddly the other day?” “Rather so,” said Newman. “So my sister tells me. The American by Henry James [1877]

Elizabeth Gaskell If she had not shown you every change with such evident exultation in their superior sense, in perceiving what an improvement this and that would be, I could have behaved well. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

George Gissing And what of Mr. Grail?’ ‘He behaved admirably to me; he did not let me feel for a moment that I excited any trouble in his memory. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

George Gissing Paula behaved with singularity. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Wilkie Collins When he left us he went to London. He behaved most liberally to me; and we parted with sincere good wishes on either side. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

F. Scott Fitzgerald By saluting Le Vigne with a facetious “Hel-lo Captain!” he behaved almost as an equal, a trusted lieutenant who had never really been away. The Pat Hobby Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1941]

Sigmund Freud I learned the surprising fact, which is confirmed by other philologists, that the oldest languages behaved just as dreams do in this regard. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The man, however, was half a madman when he came to the neighbourhood and has behaved like one ever since. The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1920]

D. H. Lawrence Which all the children knew, and they behaved accordingly. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Louisa May Alcott For a week or two, Jo behaved so queerly that her sisters were quite bewildered. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

He behaved shamefully ill; he repaid their hospitality with gross ingratitude; other details and facts regarding his conduct also became known to me. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Blanche behaved with great tact; she neither wrote to her, nor called, but she was continually sending flowers and kind messages by way of Mrs. Moor, and Isbel was not ungrateful . The Haunted Woman by David Lindsay [1922]

Henry James But Adela showed him confidently that she was sure, from the way the pair had behaved together and from her father’s attitude on the drive home. The Marriages by Henry James [1891]

Ivan Turgenev This was just how he behaved with me. The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other stories by Ivan Turgenev

Wilkie Collins The wretch had behaved infamously to her in some way. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Anthony Trollope Then it was, after his return to his own shop, that he so behaved as to drive the German artist into downright mutiny and unlimited beer. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

George Gissing I’d behaved too bad to you and to everybody. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Anthony Trollope You behaved as gentlemen do behave; gentlemen who cannot act otherwise, because it is born in their bones and their flesh. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Anthony Trollope As far as I am concerned, I must say she has behaved gloriously. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

Anthony Trollope But I think you ought to say, my dear, that Rachel behaved just as she ought to behave in all that matter about — about Mr Rowan, you know. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope

George Meredith I dare say it is true, as the girl declared subsequently, that I behaved like one in a fit. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Henry James It seems to me,” Madame Munster added, gently, “that — under the circumstances — I behaved very well. The Europeans by Henry James [1878]

Elizabeth Gaskell He liked us all so well, that he came again at Christmas, and was far better behaved than he had been the year before. Mr. Harrison’s Confessions by Elizabeth Gaskell [1851]

George Gissing At your instigation, I behaved dishonestly; I am very much ashamed of the recollection. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

John Galsworthy In front of a roller towel Michael said: “Now, sir, perhaps you’ll tell me why you behaved like a dirty dog. The Silver Spoon by John Galsworthy

Henry Kingsley How can we? But I behaved like a blackguard, as I always do when I am in a passion. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

Thomas Hardy It was not till this moment that Clym recollected her to be the person who had behaved so barbarously to Eustacia. It partly explained the insuavity with which the woman greeted him. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

George Gissing For all that Monica did not dislike the man; he was a good, simple, unselfish fellow, and to her he behaved with exaggeration of respect. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

Rudyard Kipling I don’t suppose he considered that the way his wife behaved was enough to make any decent man do all he could. Soldiers Three by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Arnold Bennett Nevertheless he behaved in a queer fashion. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Anthony Trollope You know what I have always thought of Owen Fitzgerald.” “But Mr. Prendergast said that he behaved so well. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins But he succeeded in the end, and made an honest woman of his mother after she was dead in her grave! So far, I don’t deny that he behaved honourably enough to myself. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Jonathan Swif I did on purpose to see how the blunderbuss behaved himself; but I begged the Duchess to use him mercifully, for she is the devil of a teaser. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

Willa Cather The children always had dinner with their parents and behaved very nicely at table. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

We know how he behaved at that time. Books and Characters by Lytton Strachey

E. Phillips Oppenheim Tottie Green, according to his lights, behaved like a brick. The Lion and the Lamb by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1930]

The governor, suspicious and hard, behaved towards D’Artagnan with a politeness almost amounting to obsequiousness. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

E. T. A. Hoffmann Nicolo behaved like one in raptures. Signor Formica by E. T. A. Hoffmann [1820]

E. F. Benson I behaved towards our poor friend with a magnanimity that now appears to me excessive, and since she does not appreciate magnanimity we will try her with something else. Mapp and Lucia by E. F. Benson [1931]

E. Phillips Oppenheim It was indeed the Mr. Felix who had supped with him at the “Milan” and subsequently behaved in so astonishing a fashion. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

It was because he felt parting with Peter so keenly that Gourlay behaved more sullenly than usual. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

Henry Fielding That if he had married one of the naughty hussies of the town he could have behaved to her in no other manner. The History of the Life of the Late Mr. Jonathan Wild The Great by Henry Fielding

Edith Wharton It always annoyed him to have his climaxes fall flat, and he behaved like a conscientious actor whose careless partner had missed the cue. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

George Gissing If he behaved as inoffensively as at Richmond, acquaintance with him might be continued for the variety it brought into her life. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

Bombay, by his own account, behaved with great propriety, saying Bana never wished to see sport of that cruel kind, and it would ill become him to see sights which his master had not. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

George Gissing Mr. Mutimer behaved as generously as he always has. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Anthony Trollope He was aware that his brother had behaved to him badly, and he had determined not to be over courteous,—unless, indeed, he should find his brother to be dangerously ill. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

And he felt ashamed, as though he had for six years behaved like a peevish boy. End of the Tether by Joseph Conrad [1902]

Benjamin Disraeli Cadurcis, on the whole, behaved very well; he thought of Lady Annabel’s injunctions, and restrained his passion. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

Elizabeth Gaskell He behaved in the most conscientious manner. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

George Meredith And old Roy! he behaved uncommonly finely: said capital things, by Jove! Never saw him shine so; old trump! Says Dauphin, “My beautiful mother had a longing for strawberries out of season. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Charles Kingsley As for you Lieutenant, you have behaved like a hero, and have been served as heroes generally are. Two Years Ago by Charles Kingsley

Louisa May Alcott Laurie, though decidedly amazed, behaved with great presence of mind. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

Sergei behaved disgustingly to me, and several times I observed him stealing pieces of the tea-service, and giving them to the passengers on the sly. In the World by Maksim Gorky

George Gissing It was my fault; I behaved so foolishly; but I’m sure you’ll both forgive me. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I took Rosina to a party and I behaved badly. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Wilkie Collins My son has behaved to you so weakly, and (in my opinion) so inexcusably, that I am really, speaking as his mother, almost ashamed to face you. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

E. T. A. Hoffmann Thus he behaved during the course of one whole morning. Mademoiselle De Scudéri by E. T. A. Hoffmann

Virginia Woolf He believed that she had behaved very badly to him, but each separate instance of unkindness seemed too petty to be advanced when they were alone together. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

Andrew Lang He mellowed in Scotland: Matthew there became less tart, and more tolerant; an actual English Matthew would have behaved quite otherwise. Adventures Among Books by Andrew Lang

By then she had divined why the lodger had behaved in this funny fashion. The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

Fair entertainment they had quietly among themselves; the lord in his jovial, friendly demeanor behaved as a man out of40 his wits that knew not what he did. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by translated by Kenneth G. T. Webster and W. A. Neilson

John Lewis Burckhard The chief of Berber being afraid of the Mamelouks, behaved to the Beg with the greatest appearance of kindness and generosity. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

H. G. Wells It behaved like a sheep there and then. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

Wilkie Collins One gentleman, I remember, who came to see me, and who behaved most liberally. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

He kept me for an hour and a half in the torture chamber and behaved as though he hated me. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Willa Cather He behaved handsomely about his molars, and never objected to being pulled off into remote places in his cart. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Charles Dickens On the contrary, he behaved to me with the utmost good faith and honour. The Poor Relation’s Story by Charles Dickens [1852]

Wilkie Collins When the next temptation tried me, I behaved like a scoundrel — as you say. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

George Gissing She was a little sorry that she could not inform her uncle in Tottenham Court Road of the change she was about to make in her life; there was no knowing how he might have behaved on such an occasion. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Mrs. Octagon behaved very badly in connection with some romantic episode of the past. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

George Gissing I behaved wickedly, I deserted my little children. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

Mark Twain The girls and women in our carriage behaved themselves modestly and becomingly all the way out, except that they smoked. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

George Gissing Widdowson had never behaved thus. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

If you say that he behaved well — and he did behave well, you know: many men would have left you to starve — they won’t hang him. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Virginia Woolf In order to have produced such suffering in Mary, it seemed to her that he must have behaved with extreme callousness. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

H. G. Wells My uncle, after some half-hearted resistance and a talk with my aunt, behaved like the father of a spoilt son. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

Anthony Trollope At Somerset, at Fort Henry, at Fort Donelson, at Corinth, the men behaved with courage, standing well to their arms, though at each place the slaughter among them was great. North America by Anthony Trollope

Guy de Maupassan And now that it is a question of getting us out of a difficulty she puts on virtuous airs, the drab! For my part, I think this officer has behaved very well. Boule de Suif by Guy de Maupassan

H. G. Wells But the fingers behaved as though they did not belong to one hand and refused to remain turned down. The Brothers by H. G. Wells [1938]

Olaf Stapledon Except for the fact that he sometimes tugged at his collar and mopped the sweat from his face, he behaved with complete composure. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

Anthony Trollope At Troon the porter behaved well, and did not struggle much as he carried it from the carriage on to the platform. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Edith Wharton Here — ” she looked about her again at the peaceful scene — “here he behaved as you see. Coming Home by Edith Wharton [1916]

Henry Kingsley Flora behaved very well and courageously. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

George Meredith How was it that she behaved to us at Meran? She is mixed up with assassins; she is insolent—a dark-minded slut; and she catches stupid men. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Olaf Stapledon When he was drawn into a child’s play, he behaved sometimes, of course, with humour and mischief, but often with great seriousness, as though the game were quite as important to him as to the child. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

George Gissing If she has disguised herself since then, how could she have behaved otherwise? Disguise is too strong a word; she has merely kept silence. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

Wilkie Collins When they knew who I really was, they only behaved towards me with still greater kindness. A Fair Penitent by Wilkie Collins [1857]

Madame Bernstein, on hearing the news, behaved with a most amiable eccentricity; she sprang from her chair, and, taking his hand in hers, pressed it to her heart. The Red Rat’s Daughter by Guy Boothby [1899]

Anthony Trollope That Sir Thomas, on the whole, behaved with indulgence must be acknowledged; but he felt that his son must in truth absent himself from Lombard Street for a time. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

Rudyard Kipling He behaved like a — like the Sanawar Orphan Asylum, and His Excellency graciously spared him. Stalky & Co. by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Algernon Blackwood At concerts he behaved individually too. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

I behaved just as a boy, scarce out of a fever, and still totally delirious, might be supposed to behave. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

Algernon Blackwood It behaved precisely as though it were rubbing against the ankles of some one who remained invisible. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

E. Phillips Oppenheim Because of the cruel and unrestrained way in which the men who have been placed in authority have behaved towards their prisoners. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

Sir Walter Scott They have hitherto behaved very well, as we are forced to keep them in good-humour. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

George Meredith She behaved badly, I thought; foolishly, my father said. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

At last the extraordinary expedient of a medical examination was resorted to, during which Sir James, according to Lady Flora, behaved with brutal rudeness, while a second doctor was extremely polite. Queen Victoria by Lytton Strachey

Arnold Bennett Mr. Povey, being a man of the world, behaved as if nothing had happened; but Mrs. Baines’s curls protested against this unnecessary coarseness. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Didn’t you think he behaved oddly at the Thursday dinner?” He shrugged his shoulders. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

He behaved with a due amount of caution, and did not give the young lady any reason to suspect the state of the case yet awhile. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

H. G. Wells They behaved with a confidence that verged upon indiscretion. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

George Meredith The two hands thought so, or did not think, behaved like innocents. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

He behaved perfectly well, and will probably end by paying every creditor in full, for he is bound to come on top again. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

Henry Fielding He was at the siege of Gibraltar, in which he behaved with distinguished bravery, and was dangerously wounded at two several times in the service of his country. Amelia by Henry Fielding

But this being a delicate affair, Comrade Ossipon behaved with delicacy. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

George Gissing But he behaved to me with noble generosity: ‘We will say nothing about the principal when the time comes,’ he said. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

H. G. Wells Potter made a Hades of a fuss because he said it would injure the sale of the other three, and Padishah, of course, behaved like an idiot; but all of us were very much excited. The Stolen Bacillus and other incidents by H. G. Wells [1895]

My horse, considering he was fresh from the grass, behaved very well, and we travelled in good style. The Frying-Pan and the Fire by John Buchan

Willa Cather Thor behaved better than any one else. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]