Phrases with "belonged"

Edith Wharton These phases of the struggle were over; she regarded them as indifferently as if they had belonged to some other woman’s story. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

Edith Wharton He belonged to no clubs, and wandered out alone for his meals, mysteriously refusing the hospitality which his friends pressed on him. Sanctuary by Edith Wharton [1903]

Walter Besant That is to say, he rode beside Mr. Hilyard and behind us, but as if he belonged to our party. Dorothy Forster by Walter Besant [1884]

Henry James If they had gone together in the common way she would have seemed to owe it to him that she should be so daring, and he belonged to a sex to which she wished to be under no obligations. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

Anthony Trollope It was not by his own doing that he belonged to an aristocracy which, if all exclusiveness were banished from it, must cease to exist. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

Henry James So far as the size of his extremities, and even his attitude and movement, went, he might have belonged to her former circle. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

They could not be more so if they had belonged to the State, and been paid by a public which they benefited and despised. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

Anthony Trollope I belonged to no club, and knew very few friends who would receive me into their houses. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

His mind moved more quickly, too, and his tongue was readier, for he belonged to another breed and had been brought up in another environment. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Willa Cather He belonged to some kind of a musical society, a male chorus, in Stockholm. I can remember going with mother to hear them sing. O Pioneers! by Willa Cather [1913]

This is one of the embroidered books that belonged to Queen Elizabeth, and has been frequently illustrated and described. English Embroidered Bookbindings by Cyril Davenport [1899]

For this odour belonged to Miss Leslie; it was her own, and hers only. The Four Million by O. Henry [1906]

Her name was the Judea. Queer name, isn’t it? She belonged to a man Wilmer, Wilcox — some name like that; but he has been bankrupt and dead these twenty years or more, and his name don’t matter. Youth by Joseph Conrad [1898]

Cousin Eugènie belonged to that type of elderly women who, having been spoiled in youth, find the rest of life fall far short of their expectations. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

The real triumph belonged to Bright. ‘The Bill adopted’, he writes, ‘is the precise franchise I recommended in 1858. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

It belonged to Queen Katherine Parr, and bears her arms with several quarterings — worked appliqué on rich blue purple velvet, and measures 7 by 6 inches. English Embroidered Bookbindings by Cyril Davenport [1899]

For it led Sir Geoffry to make a companion of Miss Layne; that is, to treat her as though she belonged to their order; which otherwise he certainly would not have done. A Tale of Sin by Ellen Wood [1870]

They belonged to a period of peculiar significance both for the English people and for the Plantagenet dynasty, whose glittering exploits reflected so much transitory glory on the national arms. Chaucer by Adolphus William Ward [1879]

I had thus an opportunity of looking him steadily in the face; which I did, without more fear than belonged naturally to a case of so much hurry, and to me, in particular, of mystery. Autobiographical Sketches by Thomas De Quincey [1853]

Elizabeth Gaskell He was good-tempered and kind; not without some of the cheerful flippancy of repartee which belonged to his age and profession, and which his age and profession are apt to take for wit. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

Sinclair Lewis In college Martin had been a “barb”— he had not belonged to a Greek Letter secret society. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

Gustave Flauber Many Carthaginians had chosen to accompany him; they were eminent men, and all belonged to the war party. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

D. H. Lawrence He buckled to work, undertook his responsibilities, acknowledged that he belonged to his wife and child, and did make a good best of it. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

He was the first of the writers of great Anna’s time whom I knew, and he made me ready to understand, if he did not make me understand at once, the order of mind and life which he belonged to. My Literary Passions by William Dean Howells

George Meredith It was her sex that made her one of the gliders in grasses, some of whom are venomous; but she belonged to the order only as an innocuous blindworm. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

George Gissing It was not natural to him to live in the manner of people who enjoy an assured income; he belonged to the class of casual wage-earners. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Edith Wharton For this one evening he knew she belonged to him, she was not going to forget him or desert him. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

Anthony Trollope They are very noisy, but to us belonged the happy power of sleeping down noise. North America by Anthony Trollope

He belonged to the pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, and contributed poems to their magazine, the Germ. He wrote several vols. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

Baldwin Spencer In the particular ceremony upon which this account is based, the old man presiding belonged to the kangaroo totem, and therefore Quabara belonging especially to this totem were much in evidence. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

George Eliot There were different orders of beings — so ran Denner’s creed — and she belonged to another order than that to which her mistress belonged. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

Robert Green Ingersoll They thought they belonged to somebody, and that they must be loyal to some thief, who could trace his pedigree back to antiquity’s most successful robber. The Ghosts and other lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

D. H. Lawrence He belonged to nowhere, to no society. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Anthony Trollope She had by this time fallen into that familiar style of writing which hardly declared whether it belonged to a man’s letter or a woman’s. Kept in the Dark by Anthony Trollope [1882]

She belonged to the Chorus of a great experiment; a thing not herself. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

They belonged to my husband, who was something of the Prince’s height and figure. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

Wilkie Collins The first window belonged to a spare room which was empty. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

She belonged body and soul to her handsome soldier. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Jack London This was too much for White Fang. Fresh upon his months of mastery over his own team-mates, it was beyond his self-control to stand idly by while another devoured the meat that belonged to him. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

I applauded you to the echo; the pair of hands that kept it up so perseveringly and vigorously, you know, belonged to me. Captain Fracasse by Théophile Gautier [1863]

She belonged to the past; the children’s lives lay in the future, and they needed a guide with at least some inkling of the changing spirit of the times. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Frances Hodgson Burnett If she had belonged in her past to the ordinary cheerful world of children, she would have felt by this time no such elation. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

During a deadly struggle against an irreconcilable enemy his life belonged to his country. The Rover by Joseph Conrad [1923]

He belonged henceforth to Lady Mabel Ashbourne. She could never be rude to him any more. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Algernon Blackwood He belonged by temperament to the unstable. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

She belonged to the Shee of Croghan Conghaile, who had relatives in every fairy fort in Ireland, and were also strongly represented in the forts and duns of their immediate neighbours. The Crock of Gold by James Stephens

Bronislaw Malinowski The female, when promised in infancy, belonged to a certain man, who afterwards took possession of her. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

George Gissing They belonged to the very small class of persons who still read, who have mind and leisure to find companionship in books. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

E. T. A. Hoffmann Olivier Brusson belonged to the atrocious band of assassins; undoubtedly he murdered his master. Mademoiselle De Scudéri by E. T. A. Hoffmann

Henry Handel Richardson But then Mary belonged to that happy class of mortals who could set up their Lares and Penates inside any four walls. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

He would maintain with positive eagerness that he, as an Indian, belonged to an inferior and degenerate race. Burmese Days by George Orwell

Andrew Lang Dr. Brown’s family gloried in the possession of a Dandy Dinmont named John Pym, whose cousin (Auld Pepper) belonged to one of my brothers. Adventures Among Books by Andrew Lang

Algernon Blackwood It could know God! The vision flashed upon him with extraordinary conviction, so that he forgot for the moment how securely he belonged to the unstable. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Willa Cather These women who belonged to clubs and Relief Corps lived differently, Mrs. Harris knew, but she herself didn’t like the way they lived. Obscure Destinies by Willa Cather [1932]

D. H. Lawrence He felt the after-life belonged to him. The Ladybird by D. H. Lawrence

She belonged to the man whose name she bore like a badge of servitude — to the man who hated her, who fled from her. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

E. Phillips Oppenheim He let our old factory run down because it was a tumble-down place and not worth spending money upon, and because all the other up-to-date factories already belonged to him. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Bram Stoker It has always belonged to your family. The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker [1911]

Hilda belonged to a class I only knew by hearsay, the poverty-stricken officer class. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

I was used to handle an oar in my boyhood, when I lived on a little bit of a farm that belonged to my father, between Reading and Henley. I was oftener on the water than on the land in those days. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

Sinclair Lewis Zero Hour, Berzelius Windrip. Officially, Doremus belonged to the Universalist Church, his wife and children to the Episcopal — a natural American transition. It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis

Also the secretary had denied that the false Mrs. Brown belonged to the gang, a statement which was absurd, as undoubtedly she was the emissary employed to bring about the death. The Mystery Queen by Fergus Hume

Guy de Maupassan Those who suffer came into his first category, those who love, into the second, and those who are bored, into the third, and she belonged to the latter. The Sequel to a Divorce (Rencontre) by Guy de Maupassan

Sir Walter Scott I was unwilling to say a word about it till I had secured the ground, for it belonged to auld Johnnie Howie, a bonnet-laird8 hard by, and many a communing we had before he and I could agree. The Antiquary by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Anthony Trollope He belonged to no club, and his circle of friends, except in the houri and navvy line, was very limited. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

Sinclair Lewis Xavier belonged not to evening and mist and gossiping cowbells but to alert morning on the glittering rapids of unknown rivers. Kingsblood Royal by Sinclair Lewis

Frances Hodgson Burnett I belonged to nobody and nothing. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Orson Welles belonged with the rest of the snobs back in New York. On the third day he was frantic with gloom. The Pat Hobby Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1941]

What surprised Maskull the most, however, was the fact that, as far as he could see, scarcely any two plants belonged to the same species. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

I can still remember standing there clutching the bars, and the smell of sainfoin mixed up with the damp plastery smell that belonged to the passage. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

Anthony Trollope Wherever he was encountered there seemed to be an opinion that he ought to assume whatever name and whatever rights belonged to his father. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Thomas Hobbes In an aristocracy, when any of the assembly dieth, the election of another into his room belonged to the assembly, as the sovereign, to whom belonged the choosing of all counsellors and officers. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

The company he belonged to left town in the adversity habitual with them. My Literary Passions by William Dean Howells

She nodded, “he was white all right: that is, his skin was!” and she got up and wandered about the office as if it belonged to her. My Life and Loves by Frank Harris

Theodorich, the king of the East Goths, belonged to the race of the Amali. 151 “Feast”. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

He had let her go coolly enough; but what if he were to change his mind and follow and claim her? She belonged to him. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Never before had he felt so proud as now, when at the feet of that woman that half belonged to his enemies. Almayer’s Folly by Joseph Conrad [1895]

Jean-Jacques Rousseau First, the tribunes as a rule, and always a great number of plebeians, belonged to the class of the rich, and so counterbalanced the influence of the patricians in the first class. The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

There was a shrewd sense of the practical side of things: and there was a full share of that sternness of temper which belonged to the time. Spenser by R. W. Church [1879]

Anthony Trollope He would fain have hated all that belonged to them, had he been able. Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope [1865]

D. H. Lawrence She was cut off from everything she belonged to. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

Anthony Trollope The cattle, when there were cattle, belonged to them. Harry Heathcote of Gangoil by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope Thinking thus of his future life, he resolved that he would go at once to Cheltenham, and throw himself, and what of Tretton belonged to him, at the girl’s feet. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

H. G. Wells He belonged to them and they to him, and the rest of the world had to prostrate itself to his mystical Church self. The Brothers by H. G. Wells [1938]

Andrew Lang Then to his astonishment he saw that the hall was furnished with the tables and chairs that belonged to his master. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Thomas Wolfe This was one of the reasons, he now knew, why he did not want to be sealed to this world that Esther belonged to. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Jonathan Swift The queen readily agreed to furnish her share of the first article, that of the forage, which only belonged to her. On the Conduct of the Allies by Jonathan Swift [1711]

Charles Dickens It was very likely that the men belonged to the Custom House, he said quietly, and that they had no thought of us. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

Willa Cather Carl walked rapidly until he came to the crest of the second hill, where the Bergson pasture joined the one that had belonged to his father. O Pioneers! by Willa Cather [1913]

From time to time we saw through the loopholes the glance of an eye, which observed us in passing with curiosity; but it was impossible to discover whether those eyes belonged to a male or female. The Corsican Brothers by Alexandre Dumas [1844]

We belonged then to God and to His works, and to things come down from the ancient days. The Celtic Twilight by William Butler Yeats [1893]

Gertrude Stein His father's watch, his wife gave all his most precious belongings to a man who did not belong to the town he said he belonged to. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

Arnold Bennett Only, Edwin now belonged to the employing class, whilst Big James belonged to the employed. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

John Galsworthy His mother never belonged to her surroundings. To Let by John Galsworthy

I dropped a question about the Pink Chalet, and was told that it belonged to one Schweigler, a professor of Berne, an old man who came sometimes for a few days in the summer. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Thomas Hardy He had no longer any doubt that it belonged to her. Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy [1895]

Sinclair Lewis He belonged there, masculine in reefer and sweater and high-laced boots. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

It belonged to a Lady Sykes–Martindale, but she’s been advised to go to Egypt for her health, and I took the house. War in Heaven by Charles Williams [1930]

This last one belonged to a small private hospital. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

Anthony Trollope That old lady up there is not rich, but she is as proud as Lucifer, and always lives as though the whole place belonged to her. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

George Borrow I have letters of credit on the house: the clerk paid me money in London, the master was absent; the money which you received for the horse belonged to that house. The Romany Rye by George Borrow

It belonged to my father, William Ludlow. He and Squire Todhetley were good friends. Losing Lena by Ellen Wood [1868]

I now think it was in the chalk-pit, and that the skeleton found years after there belonged to this man. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

D. H. Lawrence He belonged to a defeated race which accepts defeat, but which gets its own back by cunning. Mother and Daughter by D. H. Lawrence [1929]

These horses evidently belonged to the three men, who were dressed as cavaliers. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Anthony Trollope Finn knew nothing of the other coat — which had, in truth, been taken from the Rev. Mr Emilius — a rough, thick, brown coat, which had belonged to the preacher for the last two years. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Arnold Bennett It belonged to a Mr James Bott, and it gave to God and to the mysteries of religious experience a bright and breezy actuality. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Anthony Trollope Why shouldn’t she give it to any young man she liked as long as he belonged to decent people? Mr Houston wasn’t a Member of Parliament — but then he was young and good-looking. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

She belonged now to exactly no one at all. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Edgar Rice Burroughs He had never known another, and so to Kala was given, though mutely, all that would have belonged to the fair and lovely Lady Alice had she lived. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

Elizabeth Von Arnim He belonged quite naturally in this place of heavenly calm. The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1922]

Willa Cather A man like Gerhardt, for instance, had always lived in a more or less rose-colored world; he belonged over here, really. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

Mr. Carlyle did not belong to her, he belonged to his wife. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

They belonged to that mob of Foxley the bushranger’s; but they won’t tell us where we could find him, or else we’d very soon have him as well as them. Ralph Rashleigh by James Tucker

G. K. Chesterton He belonged to the Society of the Red Star of Charity, founded on the lamps displayed by doctors and chemists. The Napoleon of Notting Hill by G. K. Chesterton

Sinclair Lewis He belonged to Gopher Prairie, absolutely. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Gertrude Stein She says he belonged to a group. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

Olaf Stapledon To such a type our own galaxy would have belonged had it not been for the good fortune of the Symbiotics. To this account of the galactic survey two points should be added. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Craw might be a fool, but he belonged to his own totem, and this Barbon man (of his hostess’s world) was clearly unfit to deal with the web in which his employer had entangled himself. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

Jules Verne The ascending ridge belonged not to Maunganamu, but to the mountain system of the eastern side of Lake Taupo, so that they had not only pistol shots, but hand-to-hand fighting to fear. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

George Meredith Yes, to him I fled, feeling that I belonged more to him than to you. The Tragic Comedians by George Meredith [1880]

Wilkie Collins Valentine belonged to the latter class; and, like the rest of his order, often strayed down a new turning, without being able to realize at the time what purpose it was which first took him that way. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

George Gissing To Noble belonged the care of his future, and in Noble’s friendship he had absolute confidence. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Baldwin Spencer At each reincarnation the Yalmuru decides upon the Jereipunga, which may or may not be the same as that to which it belonged during a previous reincarnation. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Arnold Bennett Happily for her, Miss Spencer belonged to that order of women who have every sort of courage except physical courage. The Grand Babylon Hotel by Arnold Bennett [1902]

Sir Walter Scott Lord Menteith insisted upon yielding up that which belonged to his rank, on consideration of his being in his own country, and of his near connexion with the family in which they found themselves. A Legend of Montrose by Sir Walter Scott [1819]

How childishly foolish of Madeleine to try and deceive him! But all women of the type to which she belonged make foolish mysteries about nothing. Studies in Love and Terror by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

Colbert belonged to that school of politicians who think cleverness alone worthy of their admiration, and success the only thing worth caring for. Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

As for the bark it belonged to poor people, who toiled on the sea, and I wished to damage it, for behind it was a king who seized on every bark 16 by force. The Qur'an by translated by E. H. Palmer

Donna Inez might have belonged to a race populating another planet of the solar system. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

He had not even succeeded in selling some clothing which belonged to him, and which he had with him in a bundle. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

Frederick Marryat It belonged to one of the rangers, who was reckoned the best shot in the forest. Children of the New Forest by Frederick Marryat [1847]

Sinclair Lewis Neither Angus nor Maxwell belonged to the Elks or to the Athletic Club; neither of them had ever called Babbitt “brother” or asked his opinions on carburetors. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

Henry James It was a part of the romance, the luxury, of wealth; it belonged to the world of invitations, in which she had had so little share. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

Sinclair Lewis She belonged to the Dante Society, which meets to discuss the longing of Florence to get Dante’s poor exiled corpse back from stubborn Ravenna. It is an up-to-date topic, and has been so since 1320. World So Wide by Sinclair Lewis

A military-looking man, got up in the pink of fashion, loomed in with a lordly air; you’d have said the room belonged to him. Lady Jenkins by Ellen Wood [1879]

And I suppose the fellows who met us this morning belonged to your valley people?” “Yes. I hope you had no fault to find with them during the journey?” “Oh, no, none at all. Lost Horizon by James Hilton

M. P. Shiel There was, beside, an octagonal clock, which ticked excessively in the stillness, as though the whole place belonged to it. The Lord of the Sea by M. P. Shiel [1901]

Guy de Maupassan And this strange, unknown woman, whom he had accidentally met in a railway-carriage belonged to him; he had only to say to her: “I insist upon it. A Meeting by Guy de Maupassan

D. H. Lawrence It belonged to a low, dark house, which crouched behind a screen of yews. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

D. H. Lawrence Miriam was his old friend, lover, and she belonged to Bestwood and home and his youth. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

George Gissing It took a long time before I had taught myself how to move and speak like one of the class to which I belonged by right of intellect. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Wilkie Collins If a stranger had been told that the whole neighbourhood belonged to him, that stranger would not have been surprised to hear it. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Theodore Dreiser He considered that, if anywhere, he belonged among them. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

It belonged to a man called Moxon Ivery, who was a kind of academic pacificist and a great god in the place. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

George Gissing I never knowed neither father nor mother; I never knowed not a soul as belonged to me. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

Attempts have been made to revive it, but it belonged to an age, and though you may revive the features of an age you cannot revive its spirit. London in My Time by Thomas Burke

When asked why he belonged to it, he answered that he lived in a democratic country. A Study of Hawthorne by G. P. Lathrop [1876]

T. E. Lawrence To it belonged seven out of every ten Mesopotamian-born officers; and their counsel was so well kept that members of it held high command in Turkey to the last. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

She treated him as something that belonged to me and not to her. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

Guy de Maupassan And it belonged to Javel, senior, who was tenacious of his property. At Sea by Guy de Maupassan

Thomas Hobbes Therefore hitherto the canonizing, or making of the Scripture law, belonged to the civil sovereign. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

Richard Hakluy In this towne was found a dagger, and beades, that had belonged to Christians. This towne was but two daies iourney from the hauen of Santa Helena. In the yeere 1525. Virginia Richly Valued by Richard Hakluy

R. D. Blackmore He giveth himself born airs, as if every inch of the Riding belonged to him. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Andrew Lang The ring formerly belonged to King Solomon, the wisest of kings, during whose reign the wisest men lived. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

George Meredith A holy satisfaction belonged to the sealed thing; the breaking of the seal and inspection of the contents imposed perplexity on that sentiment. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

Most of the cottages belonged to small tradesmen in the market town and the weekly rents ranged from one shilling to half a crown. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Jules Verne In the course of conversation, Andre Letourneur one day happened to say that he believed the island of Staffa belonged to the Macdonald family, who let it for the small sum of 12 pounds a year. The Survivors of the Chancellor by Jules Verne [1875]

Once when japp was away one of these fellows came into the store as if it belonged to him, but he went out quicker than he entered. Prester John by John Buchan

The difficulty was as to whom it belonged — not because the claimants were so many, but because they were so few. Tom Ossington’s Ghost by Richard Marsh [1898]

Wilkie Collins She belonged to the neighborhood, and she knew the farmhouse well. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

H. Rider Haggard She belonged to a nobleman who was suddenly recalled to England by mail-steamer, and, through a series of chances, Mildred was enabled to buy her a bargain. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

Jules Verne Michael Strogoff belonged to the special corps of the Czar’s couriers, ranking as an officer among those picked men. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

He belonged to the sons of bondage, poverty’s hereditary slaves. The Infidel by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1900]

Baldwin Spencer She belonged to the Alk-na-innira (a large beetle) totem. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Louisa May Alcott Hannah used to say, “I’d know which each of them gardings belonged to, ef I see ’em in Chiny,” and so she might, for the girls’ tastes differed as much as their characters. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

Henry Adams The editor was a helpless drudge whose successes, if he made any, belonged to his writers; but whose failures might easily bankrupt himself. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Frances Hodgson Burnett She might live to be an old woman with white hair and no one would ever guess that since the morning stars sang together they two had belonged to each other. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Rudyard Kipling The men on parade at Tokio belonged either to the 4th or the 9th, and turned out with their cowskin valises strapped, but I think not packed. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Thomas Wolfe I felt superior to other people and thought I belonged to a rare breed. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

On the other hand there was complete absence of motive, and the fact that nothing of any sort could have belonged to the dead woman had been found in the possession of the prisoner. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

Thomas Wolfe In the world to which he belonged Mr. Samuel Fetzer was known as “the book-lover” par excellence. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

They belonged to de Sigognac, who was greatly annoyed and incensed by the manoeuvres of this mysterious personage under Isabelle’s window. Captain Fracasse by Théophile Gautier [1863]

Anthony Trollope Mrs. Clantantram belonged to other days, and therefore, though she had but little else to recommend her, Miss Thorne was to a certain extent fond of her. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

The Nuns who had belonged to it were obliged in consequence to disperse themselves into other Societies: But the prejudice against them ran high, and the Superiors were very unwilling to admit them. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

Henry David Thoreau He did not know whose it was; it belonged to the pond. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

One belonged to my father —” He stopped. The Corsican Brothers by Alexandre Dumas [1844]

It was really an enchanted garden, for it belonged to fairy-land, and was full of unreal things. The Lonely House by Arthur Gask [1929]

Wilkie Collins She was dead in her shame and her sin; and her name should never be mentioned among them she belonged to henceforth for ever. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

Edith Wharton She belonged to a world so much nearer to his than the Wheaters and their flock that he could not imagine how he could waver between the two. The Children by Edith Wharton [1928]

Frances Hodgson Burnett But he said he could come because we belonged to each other—because we loved each other so. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Marjorie Bowen I belonged to della Scala’s court, and barely escaped with life from the sacking of the town. The Viper of Milan by Marjorie Bowen [1906]

Catherine Helen Spence There was no crowd of carriages at the door of the Opera House. Only a few of such vehicles as belonged to the Owen Home for the older and more infirm who wanted to be present. A Week in the Future by Catherine Helen Spence

Watkin Tench She belonged to the tribe of Cameragal, and rarely came among us. A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson by Watkin Tench

I was keen about the last, and I made several trips myself over the lines with Archie Roylance, who had got his heart’s desire and by good luck belonged to the squadron just behind me. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Jack London As Mit-sah and Kloo-kooch had belonged to Grey Beaver, sharing his food, his fire, and his blankets, so now, at Sierra Vista, belonged to the love-master all the denizens of the house. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

He belonged to that class of eminent ecclesiastics — and it is by no means a small class — who have been distinguished less for saintliness and learning than for practical ability. Eminent Victorians by Lytton Strachey

D. H. Lawrence It was not that she and Clifford were unpopular, they merely belonged to another species altogether from the colliers. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

He would not open a letter which belonged to Miss Stretton.’ Forde stepped back a pace in his surprise. The Crowned Skull by Fergus Hume

This chart of the heavens was stretched over a great jar of terracotta which had originally belonged to one of the orange-trees at the castle. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

Algernon Blackwood He said various things: that ‘she belonged to us,’ for instance; that he ‘knew his own’; that she was ‘filled with fire in exile’; and that he would ‘take her back. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Then we saw whose cattle they were; they had all Hunter’s and Falkland’s brands on, which showed that they belonged to Banda and Elingamah stations. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

Sigmund Freud Pains in the stomach belonged to the symptom — complex of my patient, but they were not very prominent; she complained rather of qualms and a feeling of nausea. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Frances Hodgson Burnett Robin locked her door and took the dress down and found the silk stockings and slippers which belonged to it. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

In the hollow stood a small church surrounded by a graveyard; Maitland supposed that it had once belonged to Bothal, but that now it served the scattered parish. The House by the Poppy Field by Marjorie Bowen

Willa Cather They belonged to boys like you and me, that have no other ancestors to inherit from. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather [1925]

They belonged to the old days, before the Revolution. I barely knew them by sight. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

H. Rider Haggard The king lifted his spear, and suddenly twenty thousand feet were raised, as though they belonged to one man, and brought down with a stamp upon the earth. King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard

Rudyard Kipling The rest of the flotilla that the four destroyers belonged to had their own adventures later. Destroyers at Jutland by Rudyard Kipling [1916]

I like to call him Tremont; it makes me feel as if he belonged to me. Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green