Phrases with "behaved"

Anthony Trollope How Puck behaved himself as Fanny drove him back to Framley, and how those two ladies in the carriage behaved themselves — of that, perhaps, nothing need be said. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

Andrew Lang At last he spoke to the queen: ‘Dear wife, this man has done me a great service, and has, besides, behaved like a gentleman in not allowing me to send back the money. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Stephen behaved to her like the lout he was; Becca, a formidable woman of towering height, alternately snapped at, and ignored her. Sandstone Torr by Ellen Wood [1874]

George Gissing I do not think my temper is capricious, and I certainly never behaved to Mr. Gresham otherwise than with the utmost respect. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

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]

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

Jane Austen Harriet behaved extremely well on the occasion, with great self-command. Emma by Jane Austen [1816]

The royal army behaved ill in every sense. Autobiographical Sketches by Thomas De Quincey [1853]

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

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

Anthony Trollope She has always behaved well, both to me and to my uncle. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

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]

Wilkie Collins Madame Fontaine behaved admirably. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

Anthony Trollope Nobody could have behaved better. The Golden Lion of Granpere by Anthony Trollope

Tobias Smolle On the contrary, he behaved to him with marks of particular respect, and one day desired the favour of his company to breakfast. The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom by Tobias Smolle

H. G. Wells We worked a rough trial length on Clapham Common and then installed, in Richmond Park, more than a mile which behaved admirably. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

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]

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

George Gissing Then— Humplebee behaved like one distracted. Humplebee by George Gissing

George Meredith My lady ought to take into account I behaved respectful when I was obliged to do my lord’s orders and remove her from our haunts, which wasn’t to his taste. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Willa Cather Mr. Dillon was a family man and a good Catholic; he behaved in St. Joe very much as if he were at home. Obscure Destinies by Willa Cather [1932]

Anthony Trollope Lizzie behaved herself very well when the terrible tidings were brought home. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

During this long journey, accomplished in most luxurious style, she had behaved like a child astonished at everything, and pleased at the least thing. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

Maria Edgeworth She expected to see me show sorrow in public; but very fortunately for me, she roused my pride, which was always stronger than my reason; and I behaved myself upon the occasion as became a fine lady. Belinda. by Maria Edgeworth

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

George Gissing I’d heard something about her that made me wild, and I came and behaved like a fool. The Paying Guest by George Gissing [1895]

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]

T. E. Lawrence They behaved like boys on holiday, and the easy mixing of officers and men made their atmosphere delightful. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

George Meredith His present mood, with the something new to digest, held the going to Major Worrell a wrong step; he behaved as if the speaking to Dartrey Fenellan pledged him hardly less. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

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

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]

I think the Archdeacon has gone mad, and if the Duke hadn’t behaved in the most unjustifiable manner the whole thing would have been settled by now. War in Heaven by Charles Williams [1930]

Charles Dickens He behaved very handsome, Sir.’ ‘I’m glad to hear it,’ returned the old gentlemen with a smile. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens [1840]

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]

Henry James I had a general faith in his having behaved well, and I had once, in London, taken Mrs. Paraday down to dinner. The Death of the Lion by Henry James [1894]

E. F. Benson Olga assured me she didn’t mean anything of the sort, but that she always behaved like that to people with beards. Trouble for Lucia by E. F. Benson [1939]

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]

Henry James It was a more amiable weakness than his brother’s, and he has always behaved very well. The Path Of Duty by Henry James [1884]

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

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

Indeed I switched off the conversation to where Medina had last left it, and I behaved towards Tom Greenslade as if his presence rather bored me, and I had very little to say to him. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

Walter Scott Nevertheless, as we have already hinted, Doctor Dummerar behaved as handsomely upon the occasion as the Presbyterian incumbent had done. Peveril of the Peak by Walter Scott [1822]

Anthony Trollope On the whole Lucy behaved well and left a pleasant impression on her aunt’s mind. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

Rudyard Kipling D’you remember when he went mad with the home-sickness?’ said Mulvaney, recalling a never-to-be-forgotten season when Ortheris waded through the deep waters of affliction and behaved abominably. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

George Meredith The young lord looked confounded, and from that moment behaved becomingly. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Thomas Wolfe Most of the crowd behaved very well under the stress of these unusual circumstances. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Robert Louis Stevenson Indeed, I may say, this waiter behaved himself to me throughout that supper much as, with us, a young, free, and not very self-respecting master might behave to a good-looking chambermaid. Across the Plains by Robert Louis Stevenson

The verdict was, on the way home, that he behaved splendidly. The Imperialist by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1904]

Edith Wharton It was natural, after all, that he should have behaved as he had: defended the girl’s piteous secret to the last. The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

Isabella Bird The governor and his family behaved most affably to their guests, and I was glad to observe that in such a very mixed company not the slightest vulgarity of manner was perceptible. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

George Gissing From the child’s talk while she was delirious, I am obliged to conclude that she—in fact, that she has been so unfortunate as to fall in love with some one who has behaved rather badly to her. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

Jack London Occasionally it came up too close, or fell off too freely; but it always recovered itself and in the main behaved satisfactorily. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

H. G. Wells He behaved with the elaborate deference due to a business magnate from an unknown man. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

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]

Anthony Trollope He hardly liked to be interrogated about the state of his daughter’s heart, and yet he had felt himself bound to tell what he knew to the man who had in all respects behaved well to him. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

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

It is not possible to invent a circumstance that could have more depressed me; and I am conscious that I behaved all through that breakfast like a whipt schoolboy. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

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

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

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

George Gissing We should have behaved as if there were nothing that called for explanation. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

I behaved just as I would have done if I had had no hand in the murder. The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green

George Gissing You, Beatrice, said it was about time I behaved like a man. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

Rudyard Kipling I think you’ve you’ve behaved abominably, and she has cut her forehead terribly against the table. Under the Deodars by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

Rudyard Kipling We might have pawned it if you’d behaved like a Christian, Turkey.” “My Aunt!” said Abanazar, “you chaps are communists. Stalky & Co. by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Ivan Turgenev I behaved very ungraciously to my preceptor . The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other stories by Ivan Turgenev

H. Rider Haggard Arthur, for instance, behaved very much like a wounded buffalo as soon as the stun of the blow passed away, and the rending pain began to make itself felt. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

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]

Anthony Trollope My father has behaved nobly to me, and of course I like to feel that I’ve got a place in the world marked out for me. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

George Gissing He cared nothing for boyish games and companionship; in the society of strangers especially of females — he behaved with an excessive shyness which was easily mistaken for a surly temper. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

E. F. Benson For a while he behaved with the composure and astuteness which most criminals possess up to a certain point, the lack of which, after that, is generally the cause of their detection. The Confession of Charles Linkworth by E. F. Benson

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

Olaf Stapledon But in all matters connected with the super-tribes, whether national or economic, he behaved in a very different manner. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

At the time when I was with him there had been a case of ‘immoral conduct’ in Hyde Park, in which the police had behaved rather badly. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

Olaf Stapledon Einstein, in inventing the theory of Relativity, behaved as the chimpanzees behaved, though with greater subtlety and in relation to a more complex problem. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

Sydney behaved so well in the matter that the elder Mr. Everard desired to marry her himself, and though his offer was not accepted, he remained her staunch friend and admirer. Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century by George Paston [1902]

Andrew Lang But as the old woman expected, he behaved still worse than before. The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

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]

Anthony Trollope In the meantime Lord Chiltern had intimated to his wife that if Gerard Maule behaved badly he should consider himself to be standing in the place of Adelaide’s father or brother. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

His head was full of Mrs. Anthony and he behaved with a discretion beyond his years. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Anthony Trollope If I understand your letter rightly, you think that I behaved unfairly when I did not tell you of my own affairs upon hearing yours from your own lips. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

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]

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]

The damned thing — as he had expressed it — had not made him invisible, but I behaved exactly as though he were. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

All those who were concerned in his affairs said he behaved well, and even more than well, when it came to the worst. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

Olaf Stapledon For in practice he behaved as his philosophy dictated, namely, to embrace all men's needs within the scope of his egoism. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

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]

Anthony Trollope I think they behaved shabbily enough to him. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

Anthony Trollope They will begin with Ratler.” “Everybody knows there was a quarrel, and that Mr Bonteen had been drinking, and that he behaved as badly as a man could behave. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

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

Anthony Trollope I can only say, in his excuse, that he is not the first man who has behaved badly to a lady. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

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]

Maria Edgeworth However, as you have behaved pretty well, I will give you one leading hint, when you have explained to me what you meant by saying that your heart is not at present inclined to love. Belinda. by Maria Edgeworth

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]

Robert Louis Stevenson It was the blow that I felt sorest, perhaps because it was the last; and I fell upon that pile of clothing and behaved myself more foolish than I care to tell of. Catriona by Robert Louis Stevenson

Anthony Trollope They had on the whole behaved well to each other in the matter. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

My little mistress behaved like an angel, in coming to wait on me, and cheer my solitude: the confinement brought me exceedingly low. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

Anthony Trollope You would have behaved badly, I think, had you done so while staying under my roof. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

Bram Stoker No matter how badly the man may have treated the woman, no matter how heartlessly or badly he may have behaved towards her, her affection was proof against all. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

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

Anthony Trollope Of course, Mr Moffat having been in Parliament, and having been taken up by uncle De Courcy, was in a different sphere; but I really felt almost relieved when he behaved in that way. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

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

Anthony Trollope And I don’t believe any woman ever had a child that behaved better, or truer, or more maidenly than she has done. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope

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

George Gissing But he—I’m sorry——” “He behaved well, don’t you think?” “Yes,” replied Irene thoughtfully, slowly, “he behaved well. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

H. G. Wells It might have been added that he didn’t behave like a gentleman, but that he behaved more like a gentleman than a gentleman ought to behave. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

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

Anthony Trollope Mrs. Green was of opinion that Cecilia must have behaved badly. Kept in the Dark by Anthony Trollope [1882]

George Meredith I behaved to him like a gentleman, as we phrase it, and obtained once an encouraging nod from the margravine. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

George Gissing She was consumptive, but seemed to get much better at Bournemouth; then she wanted to go to Brighton. We lived there at a boardinghouse, and she behaved badly, very badly. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

When this reached the ears of Theodora, she ordered the servants to hoist him up, like a boy at school, upbraiding him with having behaved too saucily and having taken an unbecoming oath. The Secret History of the Court of Justinian by Procopius [1896]

He’s behaved like a gentleman, and I can see now that he never thought of her, and that it was you all the while. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

She behaved like a queen here, where I need not tell you society is just a little mixed; though, of course, we only cultivate our own set. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

None of the crew was injured by the explosion, and all hands, without exception, behaved admirably. Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad [1921]

George Gissing Jane had a look of anxiety, and he fancied she behaved to him with a constraint hitherto unknown. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

We behaved as sportsmen in the matter of time, giving them over two hours to make up their minds about us. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

Charles Dickens And Madame Dor? Madame Dor behaved like an angel. No Thoroughfare by Charles Dickens [1867]

George Gissing I have never pretended to sanctity; but, on the other hand, I have never behaved like a scoundrel. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

He caught Mercot by the shoulder and shook him, and that valiant soul behaved exactly like a lunatic, shielding his head and squealing like a rabbit. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

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

The bull, Mustara, behaved much better. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

H. G. Wells Every one was conscious of having risen to an emergency and behaved well under unusual circumstances. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

Robert Louis Stevenson I should say I am the less willing to pass Chatto over, because he behaved the other day in a very handsome manner. Vailima Letters by Robert Louis Stevenson

The detachment in the boats who had swarmed over the Tjaldar behaved with extreme circumspection. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

George Gissing He had not behaved as a gentleman. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Anthony Trollope She behaved herself admirably, not endeavouring to conceal some little emotion at thus meeting him, but betraying none that was injurious to her composure. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Edith Wharton Undine, on the whole, behaved with discretion. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

Sir Walter Scott Let me do my unhappy victim justice: he behaved with such gallantry on every occasion that offered that the first vacant commission was considered as his due. Guy Mannering by Sir Walter Scott [1815]

George Meredith As regarded her uncle, Dahlia admitted that she had behaved forgetfully and unkindly, and promised amendment. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

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]

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

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

Olaf Stapledon She behaved in a way that was superficially correct according to her established standards, but her inner hostility showed through at every turn. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

Arnold Bennett Still, he behaved with much presence of mind. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Frederick Marryat No, no, I want no sharers in this business, and you know how ill they behaved in the last affair. Children of the New Forest by Frederick Marryat [1847]

Barton and a footman were in the room at the time, and Mrs. Lombard behaved as if he were an old friend. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

George Meredith It’s a lie that you attacked him in the dark, Ned—eh?” “I did not attack him at all,” said Edward. “He behaved like a ruffian to you, and deserved shooting like a mad dog. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

H. G. Wells She behaved like a partner in the concern, and the only money Matilda ever gave her was to pay her expenses upon some specific errand or to buy some specific thing. The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

Jane Austen Compliments, charades, and horrible blunders; and it was not to be supposed that poor Harriet should not be recollecting too; but she behaved very well, and was only rather pale and silent. Emma by Jane Austen [1816]

Jules Verne Turkey behaved generously; but she had a personal interest in the matter. From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne [1867]

George Gissing You must have observed how I behaved to them all — scrupulous courtesy, I trust; no more familiarity than any friend might be permitted. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

They lived as they wished to live; behaved as they wished to behave; dressed as they wished to dress. London in My Time by Thomas Burke

George Gissing You shall have one of our cards when we send them out, though I cannot say you have behaved accordingly. The Town Traveller by George Gissing [1897]

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]

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]

We behaved just as all the other men, rich or poor, swatters or sportsmen or Pinky Dinkys, behaved, and exactly as we were expected to behave. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

Gaston Leroux M. Richard behaved like a hero. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux [1910]

They had seen no dwelling or sign of man, but he behaved as if he were in a populous land. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

She had no visitors to her apartments, and the landlady soon fell under her charm, esteeming her not only as a very beautiful young lady but also as a very discreet and properly behaved one. The Man of Death by Arthur Gask [1945]

He behaved as if such visitors and such manners were in no way abnormal, and led them along the upper gallery and flung open the door of the library. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

George Meredith His first love was his only true love, despite one shuddering episode, oddly humiliating to recollect, though he had not behaved badly. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

But it might be that Miss Warry was one of those persons who resent kindness, and who would be willing to hurt the person who was kind for the very reason that the person had behaved well. The Crowned Skull by Fergus Hume

That reminds me, there was a poor girl whom Lady Kirkbank had under her wing one season — a Miss Trinder, to whom I am told you behaved shamefully. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Leslie Stephen Mrs. Pendarves, afterwards Mrs. Delany, says in the same way that Swift calls himself “her master,” and corrects her when she speaks bad English.41 He behaved in the same way to his servants. Swift by Leslie Stephen [1882]

Anthony Trollope Should she not have kept her love to herself,—so that he might have left her, as he certainly would have done had she behaved to him coldly, and as her duty had required of her. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

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]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The night I behaved like a beast at your party, and afterwards to Rosina, was the night my first story appeared in that ghastly magazine. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

H. G. Wells Men have never behaved as though they believed it. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

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

I had noticed that the lady had worn an odd expression, and had behaved in most extraordinary fashion, and that he had best take charge of her umbrella, and wait for her return to claim it. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

Mr. Marchmont behaved with perfect honesty and candour. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Robert Louis Stevenson And now since you have behaved like a good sort of fellow in the dark, I will condescend to tell you why. Prince Otto by Robert Louis Stevenson

Henry James The young man behaved as well as possible, was constantly seen with Joscelind, and smiled down at her in the kindest, most protecting way. The Path Of Duty by Henry James [1884]

But when I came downstairs I behaved with sufficient composure. The Shadow Line by Joseph Conrad [1917]

Henry James Maud behaved well, I thought, to her mother, and well indeed for a girl who had mainly been taught to be flowerlike to every one. The Next Time by Henry James [1895]

George Gissing She hesitated for a moment, then, instead of replying, said: “You behaved cruelly to my poor mother. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

Edith Wharton But then Mr. Maclew is a man of such strong character, and has behaved so generously . The Mother’s Recompense by Edith Wharton [1925]

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

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

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

George Gissing He implored her pardon, prostrated himself, behaved in a manner that justified his warning. Eve's Ransom by George Gissing [1894]

Tobias Smolle Indeed, as to your poor gentry and riffraff, your tag-rag and bob-tail, or such vulgar scoundrelly people, he has always behaved like a magistrate, and treated them with the rigger of authority. The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves by Tobias Smolle

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]

George Meredith Dorothea said: ‘He behaved very beautifully. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

Wilkie Collins The ruder her husband was to Mr. Meeke the more kindly she behaved to him. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

You will be glad to hear that Anthony, though he did shirk the welcome on the quay, behaved admirably, with the simplicity of a man who has no small meannesses and makes no mean reservations. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Rudyard Kipling Maisie said nothing, but encouraged Dick with her eyes, and he behaved abominably all that evening. The Light That Failed by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Elizabeth Von Arnim The master had behaved in a way he shouldn’t, but gentlemen weren’t ladies, and ought to be forgiven. Mr Skeffington by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1940]

Bram Stoker When I look back after a few hours I think I must have been mad for the time, for I behaved much as a rat does in a trap. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

For the time being, as Virginie behaved so nicely, she would be nice also. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Henry James How well he behaved on a very important occasion is precisely the subject of my story. The Path Of Duty by Henry James [1884]

H. Rider Haggard And of course the hero and heroine loved each other: of course, too, they both behaved badly, and things went wrong, or there would have been no book. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

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]

H. G. Wells I posed after my manner and behaved very foolishly no doubt, a wounded, smarting egotist, and Parload played his part of the philosopher preoccupied with the deeps. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

George Gissing I behaved brutally to her, poor girl. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

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]

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

Three days remained till Beltane’s E’en, and throughout this time it was noted that Heriotside behaved like one possessed. The Outgoing of the Tide by John Buchan [1902]

George Gissing She has never behaved loosely, or even like a schemer. A Lodger in Maze Pond by George Gissing

Anthony Trollope Mrs. Carbuncle, who probably felt that she had behaved ill about the groom and in regard to Scotland, almost made an apology, and explained that a cold shower always did make her cross. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Edith Wharton Lilla behaved really badly; even Nollie thinks she did. The Mother’s Recompense by Edith Wharton [1925]

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]

He was good and kind, but he behaved toward women like all the others; that is, with the primitive coarseness of an animal. In the World by Maksim Gorky

Anthony Trollope Oh, God, what will they do with him!” The Duchess behaved very well to her friend, saying not a single word to twit her with the love which she betrayed. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

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

Virginia Woolf But howsoever their God behaved himself, our God showed himself a God indeed. The Common Reader by Virginia Woolf [1925]

E. F. Benson M. Héger behaved very properly. Charlotte Bronte by E. F. Benson [1932]

Anthony Trollope For more than a year after the close of those amicable relations the parson had behaved with kindness and almost with affection to the lad. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

People behaved better to me; they did not shout at me as they did at Pavl, nor harass me; they called me by my patronymic in order to emphasize their more respectful attitude toward me. In the World by Maksim Gorky