Phrases with "beheld"

Andrew Lang Looking down, he beheld an old man lying at the bottom of a deep pit, just outside the walls, with a lantern by his side. The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Benjamin Disraeli He looked around; it was Venetia. Never had he beheld such a beautiful vision. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

Everywhere the Conquerors beheld the evidence of a. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

What a disgrace! An instant before he would have staked his life upon the inviolability of the secret cells; and now he beheld his prison dishonored. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

Andrew Lang They whispered together that they had never beheld anything like it. The Crimson Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Joseph beheld my style of cookery with growing indignation. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

Edgar Allan Poe Casting my eyes upwards, I beheld a spectacle which froze the current of my blood. Tales of Science by Edgar Allan Poe

Ralph Waldo Emerson Each is uneasy until he has produced his private ray unto the concave sphere and beheld his talent also in its last nobility and exaltation. Representative Men by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1850]

Thomas Hardy Then she heard a slight noise on her left hand, and turning beheld an old sailor, who had approached with a glass. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy [1879]

Edith Wharton Looking down, he beheld a gloved hand; looking up he saw that the man opposite him was a woman. Here and Beyond by Edith Wharton [1926]

Robert Louis Stevenson They beheld or took part in great events, but there was no answerable commotion in their reflective being; and they passed throughout turbulent epochs in a sort of ghostly quiet and abstraction. Familiar Studies of Men and Books by Robert Louis Stevenson

Wull (or William Flint as was his proper name) stood to Tom Gauntry as the Fool stands to his King. Judith would never forget the agitation with which she had first beheld him. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Turning hastily, he beheld another old crone, thin and yellow and wrinkled, and evidently in a high state of displeasure. The Chronicles of Clovis by Saki

Coursing through the fields of space, he beheld the gossamer shapes, whose choral joys his spirit had so often shared. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

Walter Scott At length a convulsive movement crossed the brow of the Constable, and Guarine, when he beheld a sardonic smile begin to curl Vidal’s lip, could keep silence no longer. The Betrothed by Walter Scott [1825]

But here he beheld a perfect serenity, nothing sombre on the shore, nothing ominous in the sunshine. The Rover by Joseph Conrad [1923]

George Meredith It was in reply to a salute from the Marquis de Rouaillout, and Nevil beheld his rival. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Petrarch beheld with admiration the dignified behaviour of the youthful prelate. The Life of Petrarch by Thomas Campbell

Benjamin Disraeli She beheld his swarthy and unrecognised countenance. The Rise of Iskander by Benjamin Disraeli [1834]

Ann Radcliffe They led me down stairs; the door of a room below was thrown open, and I beheld a stranger; it was then that my senses returned; I shrieked, and resisted, but was forced along. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

Andrew Lang The brave Adeline, when footsteps are heard, and a figure is beheld in the upper rooms, accosts the stranger. Adventures Among Books by Andrew Lang

George Meredith He beheld her a skull with a lamp behind the eyeholes. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

The nursemaid frittered away a few more minutes in tapping gingerly at the dressing-room door, until at last, emboldened by the silence, she opened it, and, peering in, beheld nothing but emptiness. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Thomas Hardy Opening his eyes, he beheld by the light of the moon, which shone upon the front of his house, the figure of a man who seemed to be the stranger moving from the door towards the closet. A Changed Man by Thomas Hardy [1913]

George Meredith Mightily relieved, I beheld the band resuming their instruments, for the cheering resembled a senseless beating on brass shields. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

And I could see his face too, though it was only in fancy I had ever beheld it soften as I knew it must be softening now. The Old Stone House and other stories by Anna Katharine Green

Robert Louis Stevenson As he got there the day began to dawn, and he leaned over a hurdle and beheld the shadows flee away. The Story of a Lie by Robert Louis Stevenson

Walter Scott Joshua Geddes in his turn gazed on him with surprise, having never, he thought, beheld such a gaunt expression of hunger in the act of eating. Redgauntlet by Walter Scott [1824]

George Gissing Of a sudden, a dreadful light shone about him, and he beheld the Demon in the guise of that false god, who fell upon him and seemed like to slay him. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

Ann Radcliffe I beheld the approach of death with a steady eye, and even welcomed it as the passport to tranquillity; but it was destined that I should linger through new scenes of misery. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

Andrew Lang When the sultan beheld the bald head of his daughter’s wooer, he no longer felt in the mood for joking, and resolved that he must somehow or other shake himself free of such an unwelcome lover. The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Nathaniel Hawthorne And while absorbed in this communion Mistress Dudley heard the tramp of many footsteps in the street, and, looking out at the window, beheld what she construed as the royal governor’s arrival. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

George Meredith He beheld a dupe trotting into a carefully-laid pitfall. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Soon he beheld them with his eyes, and the charioteer with the golden fillet of his office, erect in the car, struggling to subdue their fury. Irish Fairy Tales by edited by W. B. Yeats

Andrew Lang Greatly he loved races, and sore was his heart to think that one should be run without his seeing it, so when he beheld a woman whom he did not know coming along the street, hope sprang up in him. The Lilac Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Virginia Woolf She beheld herself the champion of married love in its purity and supremacy; what her niece stood for she was quite unable to say, but she was filled with the gravest suspicions. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

Thomas Hardy Her poor father was now blind to these subtleties, which he had formerly beheld as in noontide light. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

I beheld him with a natural dread. The Shadow Line by Joseph Conrad [1917]

Alas, how great was the contrast between us! He was alive to every new scene, joyful when he saw the beauties of the setting sun, and more happy when he beheld it rise and recommence a new day. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

Robert Louis Stevenson For I was now upon the limit of Velay, and all that I beheld lay in another county — wild Gevaudan, mountainous, uncultivated, and but recently disforested from terror of the wolves. Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes by Robert Louis Stevenson

Thomas Hardy Swithin beheld around and above him, in place of the concavity of the dome, the open heaven, with its racing clouds, remote horizon, and intermittent gleam of stars. Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy [1895]

H.P. Lovecraft It was in the great gateway-temple that the life-size diorite statue of Khephren now in the Cairo museum was found; a statue before which I stood in awe when I beheld it. Imprisoned with the Pharaohs by H.P. Lovecraft [1924]

Benjamin Disraeli Yes! for the last time beheld that beautiful form, and that countenance that seemed breathing only with genius and love. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

Henry James But it never opened, and from that day to the day three months ago when he told me the tale, he had not beheld her again. Eugene Pickering by Henry James [1874]

And now there came out of this building a form — human; — was it human? It stood on the broad way and looked around, beheld me and approached. The Coming Race by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1871]

This Solary (Baptistin), when I beheld him in the flesh, turned out a quite young man, very good-looking, with a fine black, short beard, a fresh complexion, and soft, merry black eyes. A Personal Record by Joseph Conrad [1912]

It was happiness to lie at ease upon such a carpet and gaze upon such a scene, and it was happiness the more ecstatic to know that I was the first of a civilised race of men who had ever beheld it. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

He saw still the spectre gliding by his side; but he beheld not the yet more poisonous eyes of human envy and woman’s jealousy that glared on his retreating footsteps. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

Sir Walter Scott But, when I first again beheld the reflection of my own face, I thought it was the visage of a ghost. The Fortunes of Nigel by Sir Walter Scott [1822]

Robert Louis Stevenson So, when at length he turned a corner and beheld the Princess, it was his first thought to reassure her of the purity of his respect, and he at once ceased running and stood still. Prince Otto by Robert Louis Stevenson

Some who have been in Justinian’s company in the palace very late at night, men with a clear conscience, have thought that in his place they have beheld a strange and devilish form. The Secret History of the Court of Justinian by Procopius [1896]

George Meredith From the windows of his railway carriage he beheld the happy sportsmen stalking afield. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

He lay on his back, sighing profoundly in the dark, and suddenly beheld his very own self, carrying a small bizarre lamp, reflected in a long mirror inside a room in an empty and unfurnished palace. The Planter of Malata by Joseph Conrad [1915]

George Meredith Intuitive knowledge, assisted by the Rev. Stuart Rem and the Rev. Abram Posterley, enabled them to pronounce upon men and things; not without effect; their country owned it; the foreigner beheld it. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

Robert Louis Stevenson Now she followed wandering wood-paths, in the maze of valleys; and again, from a hill-top, beheld the distant mountains and the great birds circling under the sky. Prince Otto by Robert Louis Stevenson

When now the lord of Berne, the king of the Amelungs, 173 beheld aright that the mighty Hagen broke so many a helm, upon a bench he sprang and spake: “Hagen poureth out the very worst of drinks. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

Edgar Allan Poe I saw them now even more unequivocally than I beheld them then. Berenice by Edgar Allan Poe [1835]

Andrew Lang Suddenly he beheld in the moonlight a form with a wreath of roses on her head rise out of the sea below him and step on to the sands, holding out her arms as she did so towards the palace. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

And another followed it, and another, and as Anthony, now thoroughly roused, sprang up and aside, to see the better, he beheld the air full of them. The Place of the Lion by Charles Williams [1931]

Abraham Merri And now Kenton beheld a radiant chamber in which sat dread powers, veiled in glories of light — all save one who hid in the darkness. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

Thomas Hardy His way was by the field in which he had first beheld her at the dance. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Anna Katherine Green He went by quickly, and as the opening cleared once more, I beheld the woman for whom I was waiting appear in the spot selected. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

William Makepeace Thackeray As the bell with iron tongue called midnight, Wolfgang the Archer, pacing on his watch, beheld before him a pale female figure. A Legend of the Rhine by William Makepeace Thackeray [1845]

George Meredith Nesta beheld her father uttering hurried words to right and left. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

Edith Wharton Then it appeared to the Hermit that he beheld a miracle, but doubting his own deserts he refused to believe himself worthy of such grace, and went within doors to ponder on what had befallen him. The Hermit and the Wild Woman and other stories by Edith Wharton [1908]

From the kitchen doorway she beheld the figure standing on the hearth, his arms stretched above the fireplace, as if groping for something in the chimney. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Edith Wharton Where Odo beheld a conflagration she saw a sunrise; and all that was bare and cold in her own life was warmed and transfigured by that ineffable brightness. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

Andrew Lang This accident gave Jack time to get on the Beanstalk and hasten down it; but just as he reached their own garden he beheld the Giant descending after him. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Benjamin Disraeli She beheld Venetia, and stared at her with a feeling of wonder. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

Rudyard Kipling I leaned out of the window to see which of Heaven’s host might be on our side, and there beheld I good trusty Mars, very red and heated, bustling about his setting. Rewards and Fairies by Rudyard Kipling [1910]

Charles Dickens I had done so, and was looking along the desolate garden walk, when I beheld a solitary figure in it. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

He gave me to understand that he had on his passage beheld uncounted multitudes of people — whole nations — all dressed in such clothes as the rich wear. Amy Foster by Joseph Conrad [1901]

Andrew Lang He turned round, and in the corner he beheld a rusty old iron kettle, which could not have seen the light of day for many years. The Crimson Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

The vision he beheld against the darkness of his mind projected itself and glared at him. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

Jack London Also, he beheld the little man stumble off the log and fall face-downward in a quiet eddy where the water was two feet deep and proceed quietly to drown. The Red One by Jack London [1918]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Not a gentleman that walks the street but should have beheld his own face and figure, his gait, the peculiar swing of his arm, and the coat that he put on yesterday. The Snow Image and other stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1851]

Ann Radcliffe The consideration, however, came too late to be acted upon; for, before the rusting paper was disposed of, a person entered the cell, and Ellena beheld her friend. The Italian by Ann Radcliffe [1796]

Washington Irving Once upon a time, however, a hunter who had lost his way, penetrated to the garden rock, where he beheld a number of gourds placed in the crotches of trees. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

Mr Isidor Blumenthal, sitting at a table under one of the windows, drinking beer, beheld this phenomenon, and putting down his quart measure, he glared at the waste of precious metal. In the Quarter by Robert W. Chambers

Ann Radcliffe He beheld the preparations for his execution, the instruments of death, the guards arranged in files, with an undaunted mind. The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne by Ann Radcliffe [1789]

Nathaniel Hawthorne To complete the pitiableness of her aspect, she shivered either with cold, or fear, or nervous excitement, so that you might have beheld her shadow vibrating on the fire-lighted wall. The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

Andrew Lang Printed words are occasionally read in the glass, as also happens in the visions beheld with shut eyes before sleeping. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang

Thereon, as I thought, I beheld a fleet of boats, covering a large compass, and not far from the bridge. Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins by Robert Paltock [1751]

George Meredith Mrs. Waddy took one of John Thresher’s pigeons to London, and in the evening we beheld the bird cut the sky like an arrow, bringing round his neck a letter warm from him I loved. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

And farther within he beheld the high hall, with towers set full thickly about, and fair and wondrous high filioles with carved tops cunningly devised. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by translated by Kenneth G. T. Webster and W. A. Neilson

Andrew Lang Now, unless you have been under the sea and beheld all the wonders that lie there, you can never have an idea what the Groac’h’s palace was like. The Lilac Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

H.P. Lovecraft Looking about me, I beheld many marble slabs bearing coffins, or the remains of coffins. The Tomb (Jun 1917) by H.P. Lovecraft [1917]

Robert Louis Stevenson Awhile Secundra crouched upon his knees, scraping with delicate fingers, breathing with puffed lips; and when he moved aside, I beheld the face of the Master wholly disengaged. The Master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson

Sybil, from the door, beheld a dying creature, one in whom the power of Life was on the point of evacuating its last defences. The Greater Trumps by Charles Williams

Charles Dickens I beheld my son — Augustus George — in Mrs. Prodgit’s hands, and on Mrs. Prodgit’s knee, being dressed. Reprinted Pieces by Charles Dickens [1850]

Caroline Lamb He awoke, and he beheld his mother; but he could not discern the agitation of her mind. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

Andrew Lang A large proportion of people, including the writer, are familiar with the momentary visions beheld with shut eyes between waking and sleeping (illusions hypnagogiques). The Valet’s Tragedy by Andrew Lang

He beheld Monk, then, resolved positively to die rather than speak, which was not to be wondered at in so considerable a man, the wound in whose mind must at the moment have been cruel. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

With a low cry the young girl leaped towards a tree where to my unbounded astonishment I beheld my horse standing ready saddled. A Strange Disappearance by Anna Katharine Green

Tobias Smolle When he beheld the white cliffs of Albion, his heart throbbed with all the joy of a beloved son, who, after a tedious and fatiguing voyage, reviews the chimneys of his father’s house. The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom by Tobias Smolle

George Meredith She beheld her ideal of an English gentleman place himself before these recumbent foreign people, and turn to talk across them, with a pertinacious pursuit of the face under the bent straw hat. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

At dawn they beheld the lake swarming with canoes, full of Indians, who had anticipated their disaster, and who now saluted them with showers of stones, arrows, and other deadly missiles. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Robert Louis Stevenson I glanced in the direction indicated; and there, from the northern quarter of the Sea-Wood, beheld a thin column of smoke rising steadily against the now cloudless sky. The Pavilion on the Links by Robert Louis Stevenson

William Morris His face darkened as he beheld her thus, but it cleared at last, and he said: “Damsel, thou wouldst turn out but a sorry maker, and thy play is naught. The Well At The World’s End by William Morris [1896]

While resting thus, she became aware of another presence, and, turning her head, beheld a small boy, with his cap in one hand and a hammer in the other. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Charles Dickens A more remarkable face in its quiet, resolute, and guarded struggle with an unseen assailant, was not to be beheld in all the wide dominions of sleep, that night. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

Benjamin Disraeli Venetia stood by her in silence; her eye, vacant and wandering, beheld the interior of the casket. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

H. G. Wells Even as I beheld this a lurid green glare lit the road about me and showed the distant woods towards Addlestone. I felt a tug at the reins. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells [1898]

Thomas Hardy A man could be seen advancing from the outskirts towards them, and when he beheld the nature of their waggon-load he quickened his steps. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

George Meredith Celestial-shining, though mortal, singer, though mute, He drew the Master of harmonies, voiced or stilled, To seek him; heard at the silent medicine-root A song, beheld in fulfilment the unfulfilled. Poems and Lyrics of the Joy of Earth by George Meredith [1883]

Charles Dudley Warner He was thus engaged one evening when he beheld a padre of the church advancing, at whose approach every one touched the hat. Washington Irving by Charles Dudley Warner

Benjamin Disraeli He entered the house quickly, and, seating himself in his closet, he wrote these words: ‘You beheld this morning my wife and child; we can meet no more. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

When, two years before the present date, he beheld Ione, he saw, for the first time, one whom he imagined he could love. The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1834]

Thomas Hardy And then the girl heard yet louder tramps and clankings, and she beheld rising from where the others had risen a whole column of cavalry in marching order. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy [1879]

George Meredith Yet the inspection convinced him that he beheld Dahlia, his remembering the niece. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

Andrew Lang The Groac’h seemed overjoyed to see her, and told her that never before had she beheld such a handsome young man. The Lilac Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

I had harbored no evil thought concerning her, but when I beheld that smile now sealed and fixed upon her lips, I found the soul I had never known I possessed until that day. The Old Stone House and other stories by Anna Katharine Green

George Gissing Waymark had never beheld such terrible suffering as that depicted on his friend’s face during those hours of talk in the night. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

And again he beheld the old lady walking on, relentlessly rigid and holding the little boy’s hand. Captain Burle by Émile Zola

Rudyard Kipling No human eye should have beheld him; it was monstrous and indecent to exhibit him there in trade waters between atlas degrees of latitude. Many Inventions by Rudyard Kipling [1893]

Florence Dixie She saw it pulled up quickly, and in a few minutes beheld him descending. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

Maria Edgeworth We expected to see in Miss Berry another vulgarian produced, but to our surprise, we beheld one who seemed of a different order of beings from those by whom she was surrounded. Harrington by Maria Edgeworth

Jack London Never had Mrs. Pertonwaithe’s spacious walls beheld such a spectacle. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

Rudyard Kipling This agony Brother Victor beheld one day when he was coming from a death-bed. Many Inventions by Rudyard Kipling [1893]

Thomas Hardy Till Avice the Second had revealed it this moment by her smile, he had never beheld that mark since the parting from Avice the First, when she had smiled under his kiss as the copy had done now. The Well-Beloved by Thomas Hardy [1897]

Ann Radcliffe The night, however, passed without any further disturbance; and the morning dawn, which they beheld with inexpressible pleasure, dissipated for a while the glooms of apprehension. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

Nathaniel Hawthorne He made friends again with his childhood’s friend — the old tree against which he leaned — and, glancing his eye down its trunk, beheld something that excited a melancholy smile. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Caroline Lamb Once Calantha followed him, it was at sunset, and he shewed when he beheld her, no mark of surprise or joy. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

William Blake The Eternals, closed the tent They beat down the stakes the cords Stretch'd for a work of eternity; No more Los beheld Eternity. 11. The Book of Urizen by William Blake [1794]

Algernon Blackwood And in it we beheld glistening the green jasper of the stolen scarabaeus. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

Andrew Lang In an instant the basket moved, but, to his horror, instead of going down, he felt himself being drawn upwards, and shortly after he beheld the faces of the old women. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Thomas Hardy When they arrived downstairs at breakfast-time they were surprised to see what effects had been produced in the large kitchen for their glory since they had last beheld it. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Now, as soon as he beheld her, his first precaution was to take a sweeping survey of the house-front. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

Maskull beheld with awe the torpedo of crystal that was to convey them through the whole breadth of visible space. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

Henry James Turning, he beheld a young woman whom he immediately recognized as Madame Grandoni’s maid. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

Robert Louis Stevenson The next moment I beheld his eyelids flutter; the next they rose entirely, and the week-old corpse looked me for a moment in the face. The Master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson

Anthony Trollope No male eyes beheld that scene, as Mr Manfred Smith, the manager, had gone out to look for his duchess, and missing her carriage in the crowd, did not return till the bazaar had been opened. Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope [1865]

But when he beheld Lantier he stood trembling and embarrassed, and casting anxious glances in the direction of his mother and Coupeau. “Don’t you remember this gentleman?” asked the latter. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Looking upward he beheld an awe-inspiring thing. The Heads of Cerberus by Francis Stevens

Ann Radcliffe It was the first human habitation they had seen since they embarked for Italy; and Julia, who was almost sinking with fatigue, beheld it with delight. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

However, no doubt Mrs. Krent here will be able to account for Bowring’s fears when he beheld the beastly thing. The Crowned Skull by Fergus Hume

George Meredith He remembered her eyes, on the day when he and Colonel Sudley beheld her; presently he was at quiet grapple with her mind. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

W. H. Hudson I remembered that scene in the tala wood, and imagined that in Rosaura I beheld that angry young woman of the green dress. El Ombú by W. H. Hudson [1902]

Andrew Lang It was still quite dark when Isuro heard his name called very softly, and, on opening his eyes, beheld Gudu standing by him. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Thomas Hardy He was not exactly old he said to himself the next morning as he beheld his face in the glass. The Well-Beloved by Thomas Hardy [1897]

George Gissing She watched them in seeming only; her eyes beheld nothing. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

One cause, at least, to soothe my grief ensued; When I beheld the ruthless power subdued; And all unable now to twang the string, Or mount the breeze on many-colour’d wing. Petrarch’s Triumphs by Petrarch

Sinclair Lewis He knew, a little sadly, that he could not make himself beautiful; he beheld himself as heavy, hinting of fatness, but he danced, he dressed, he chattered, to be as young as she was . Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

Thomas Hardy While dismounting she beheld a crowd of boys standing at the door of a harness-maker’s shop just above the inn, looking inside it with deep interest. Wessex Tales by Thomas Hardy [1888]

Edith Wharton Not that these were less happy, but that she now beheld them, as she had always formerly beheld such joys, as an unstable islet in a sea of storms. The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton [1922]

H. P. Lovecraft And then I shouted, yelled, screamed, even shrieked with joy as I beheld in the vaulted arches above the faint and glimmering effulgence which I knew to be the reflected light of an approaching torch. The Beast in the Cave by H. P. Lovecraft [1904]

Robert Louis Stevenson Even as he expressed the thought, his eye alighted on the window of the room that looked upon the terrace; and to his surprise and annoyance, he beheld it curtained with a silken hanging. The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson

Caroline Lamb In the morning Calantha beheld crowds of discontented catholics who thronged the outer courts waiting to see her father. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

William Morris So they led him up to the ivory chair, and he beheld on either side thereof a bench, and on each was laid a set of raiment from the shirt upwards; but there was much diversity betwixt these arrays. The Wood Beyond the World by William Morris [1894]

Lady Morgan Once it had risen on my gaze like the pharos to my haven of enjoyment; for never, until this sad moment, had I beheld it but with transport. The Wild Irish Girl by Lady Morgan [1806]

Thomas Hardy When she did descend she beheld words chalked upon the sloping face of the bureau; but no husband or sons. Life’s Little Ironies by Thomas Hardy

M. P. Shiel That sight will never tend to fade or be blurred in the memory of those who beheld it; if there be memory in Eternity, then always still in Eternity that sight, I think, will be with me. The Last Miracle by M. P. Shiel [1906]

Caroline Lamb What happiness must the Admiral then have felt when he beheld him; and found that, in mind and person, he was distinguished by every fair endowment. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

Edgar Allan Poe Would to God that I had never beheld them, or that, having done so, I had died! The shutting of a door disturbed me, and, looking up, I found that my cousin had departed from the chamber. Berenice by Edgar Allan Poe [1835]

Suddenly I felt myself shiver and start, and, turning, beheld him standing erect, a black shadow against the moonlighted wall behind him. The Old Stone House and other stories by Anna Katharine Green

Caroline Lamb Glenarvon, as he had cast many a homeward glance upon his own native mountains, knew that he beheld them for the last time. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

Andrew Lang When Janni awoke and beheld the dogs all covered with blood, he thought, as before, that they had killed a wild beast, and was again angry with them for leaving him nothing. The Grey Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Nathaniel Hawthorne Hester Prynne did not now occupy precisely the same position in which we beheld her during the earlier periods of her ignominy. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1850]

Andrew Lang The old King, who was looking out of his window, beheld her in this plight, and it struck him how sweet and gentle, even beautiful, she looked. The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

And looking back from the threshold he beheld both that and the outer chamber void of lady and sparrow-hawk both. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

Robert Louis Stevenson John hunted right and left; he found a coin — prayed God that it was a sovereign — drew it out, beheld a halfpenny, and offered it to the porter. The Misadventures of John Nicholson by Robert Louis Stevenson

George Meredith Ammiani’s assailant then fell away: Luigi flung himself on the box and shouted, ‘The signorina is behind you!’ And Ammiani beheld Vittoria standing in alarm, too joyful to know that it was she. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Andrew Lang Then he looked around him and beheld in the corner a large bed. The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

So for a time he beheld her, then lifted her down, and while he sat in his great chair, holding her on his knee with one hand, with the other drew hers gently from before her face. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

Sinclair Lewis He was to be beheld talking easily to Emily’s chief, one foot up on a chair, puffing much gray smoke. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

The fierce trials had gradually developed her, as burning sunshine opens the bud of a flower; and I beheld her now in the plenitude of her nature. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

I traced the light through the Hall: It reached the Portal, and at length I beheld Agnes pass through the folding gates. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

James Joyce When, lo, there came about them all a great brightness and they beheld the chariot wherein He stood ascend to heaven. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

They beheld their bachelor return within four months, a comfortably married man, with a pleasant little wife who was very fond of him, and in no way jealous of his old friends. Tiny Luttrell by E. W. Hornung [1893]

Jack London Six thousand five hundred prelates, priests, statesmen, princes, and warriors beheld the crowning and anointing, and the rest of us the pageant as it passed. The People of the Abyss by Jack London [1903]

Charles Dickens They were strengthened into certainty when I beheld the Aged enter at a side door, escorting a lady. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

Andrew Lang Seven years and a day had gone by, when one morning, while standing on the ramparts, he beheld the giant striding towards the castle. The Lilac Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Charles Dickens A mighty old, wandering, ghostly, echoing, grim, bare house it is, as ever I beheld or thought of. Pictures from Italy by Charles Dickens [1846]

Everywhere we beheld the evidences of his ingenious but lugubrious fancy, which everywhere tended to a monumental and mortuary effect. Italian Journeys by William Dean Howells [1867]

James Hogg The moment that I beheld it, my whole frame received a shock as if the ground on which I walked had sunk suddenly below me. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg [1824]

Thomas Hardy As soon as they got into the street they beheld a man on horseback gazing up and down. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Henry James That evening he made no bow to the haunted house, for the first object he beheld was his fair-minded young friend planted, modestly but firmly, near the door-step. The Ghostly Rental by Henry James [1876]

George Gissing And, looking up, he beheld his servant Felix. Transported from grief to joy, Basil sprang forward and clasped Felix in his arms. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

Maria Edgeworth It is scarcely a quarter of an hour since I beheld the figure of — — that man for whose untimely death I am answerable. Belinda. by Maria Edgeworth

The isle — the undiscovered, the scarce believed-in — now lay before them and close aboard; and Herrick thought that never in his dreams had he beheld anything more strange and delicate. The Ebb-Tide by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Tobias Smolle Sir Launcelot being thus alarmed, started from his bed, and running to the window, beheld a cavalcade of persons well mounted, and distinguished by blue cockades. The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves by Tobias Smolle

Abraham Merri The others stared at me and back at the stone and at me again as though they beheld some miracle. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

Washington Irving In the king he beheld the real minstrel, for Ahmed had succeeded to the throne on the death of his father, and the beautiful Aldegonda was his sultana. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

Nathaniel Hawthorne He beheld the scene in his mind’s eye, through the witchery of many intervening years, and faintly illuminated it as if with starlight instead of this broad glow of moonshine. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

Washington Irving He was thus engaged one evening, when he beheld a padre of the church advancing at whose approach every one touched the hat. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

Gustave Flauber Those that bent over to peer into the cavern beheld a vague and terrifying shape in its depths. Herodias by Gustave Flauber

Mark Twain What Machiavelli beheld round him in Italy was a civic disorder in which there was oppression without statecraft, and revolt without patriotism. What is Man? and other essays by Mark Twain

Corund beheld it in an open space betwixt the clouds as he went to his chamber. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

Rudyard Kipling What do you think of him?’ I turned and beheld Fujiyama across a sea of upward-sloping fields and woods. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Thomas Hardy Turning her eyes further she beheld two cavalry soldiers on bulky grey chargers, armed and accoutred throughout, ascending the down at a point to the left where the incline was comparatively easy. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy [1879]

He had not gone many steps, however, before he heard his name called, and, turning round, beheld no less a person than Mr. Bursfield hurrying after him. The Childerbridge Mystery by Guy Boothby [1902]

Thomas Hardy He was a gray-bearded man, with a reddish face, and he looked singularly at Rhoda the first moment he beheld her. Wessex Tales by Thomas Hardy [1888]

George Meredith He counted three men and beheld one of them between gendarmes. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

George Meredith When I beheld my brother bow to you, and that your only return was to stare at him in that singular way, I was not aware of this, and could not account for it. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

William Makepeace Thackeray At once I beheld that they were all looking upon me, that they were all leaning towards me — some with frightful derision, others with furious aversion. The Paris Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1840]

Sir Richard Burton This is right road, nor are the gardens ended, for we are going to look at one which hath ne’er its like amongst those of the kings, and all thou hast beheld are naught in comparison therewith. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

Nikolai Gogol On his countenance was a significant expression, such as Akakiy Akakievitch had never beheld there. The Cloak by Nikolai Gogol

Nathaniel Hawthorne Hardly had I beheld them, when they passed into the shadow of the rocks and vanished. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Robert Louis Stevenson This was my Lord Windermoor. In his companion Nance beheld a younger man, tall, quiet, grave, demurely dressed, and wearing his own hair. Lay Morals by Robert Louis Stevenson

George Gissing And yet he had not beheld Veranilda’s face. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]