Phrases with "blood"

But my blood creeps now only in drops through its courses; and the heart that I had of old stirs feebly and heavily within me. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

Miss Page was where blood was spilled last night. Agatha Webb by Anna Katharine Green

Anthony Trollope His cry was for blood; for the blood of the untamed savage brute who had come upon his young doe in her solitude, and striven with such brutal violence to tear her heart from her bosom. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

D.H. Lawrence There is something crude and sinister about it, almost like depravity, a form of reverting, turning back along the course of blood by which we have come. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

I felt the blood trickle down my lip. The Lust of Hate by Guy Boothby [1898]

The knight of the sheep would have had the victory, for no soul that wears this garment of blood and clay can surpass him. The Celtic Twilight by William Butler Yeats [1893]

Wilkie Collins Crayford noticed it, and Crayford’s blood ran cold. The Frozen Deep by Wilkie Collins [1874]

The bloody battle of Malplaquet had but just been fought: a deluge of blood had been spilt, and another great victory scored by the allies, at a cost of twenty thousand slain. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

His Southern blood makes him very violent sometimes. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

Yet, Sallust, some mixture of the soft Greek blood still mingles with my faith. The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1834]

Her heart beat pitilessly, and the blood throbbed so violently in her temples that she could not understand what was said to her. The General’s Will by Vera Jelihovsky

Victor Hugo He had had blood which had been drunk, skin which had been eaten, flesh which had been stolen. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Henry Handel Richardson With this woman of flesh and blood in his arms, all thought of the phantom woman had faded from his mind. Succedaneum by Henry Handel Richardson

George Eliot She had no ultimate analysis of things that went beyond blood and family — the Herons of Fenshore or the Badgers of Hillbury. She had never seen behind the canvas with which her life was hung. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

Thomas Hardy Yes, it is a curious thing; but it made my blood run cold, for I was close at her elbow. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Edith Wharton It’s the county-family blood in ’em: we’ve nothing to do with that. The Old Maid by Edith Wharton

Bram Stoker She will die for sheer want of blood to keep the heart’s action as it should be. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

Arthur Conan Doyle The proportion of blood cannot be more than one in a million. A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle [1887]

He’s lying there now — can’t you see him lying there?” She turned to Madge with a gesture which seemed to make the girl’s blood run colder. Tom Ossington’s Ghost by Richard Marsh [1898]

Edith Wharton The blood was beating angrily in his temples; but, put thus baldly, he could not but feel that his action seemed underhand, if not actually dishonourable. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

Anthony Trollope It seemed as though a new vein in his body had been brought into use, and that blood was running where blood had never run before. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

But to the Sheriff it seemed as if every clink of the bright money was a drop of blood from his veins. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood. by Written and illustrated by Howard Pyle

George Gissing She was in dread of fainting; the anguish of her leaping blood was intolerable; she had neither sight nor hearing. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

D. H. Lawrence The hot waves of blood flushed over his body, and his heart seemed to dissolve under her caresses. New Eve and Old Adam by D. H. Lawrence [1934]

D. H. Lawrence But when my blood comes up, I’m glad. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

George Gissing The mere names in Roman history make my blood warm. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

Bram Stoker With you I agree that there has been much blood lost, it has been but is not. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

Charles Dickens Two of the men lay stretched at his feet: the one he had marked, dropped first — he had a thought for that, even in the hot blood and hurry of the struggle. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

He lay white and cold under the tree, blood trickling down his face. Janet Carey by Ellen Wood [1873]

D. H. Lawrence There was no blood in his face, and his tan showed livid; he was haggard as if he had been ill for some weeks. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

There are men who would take your life’s blood for the price of a gallon of beer, and I think Milsom is one of ’em. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

James Joyce The customers returned to the counter and a curate set about removing the traces of blood from the floor. Dubliners by James Joyce

George Meredith He is the villain! Let him live, for he too comes of blood and bone. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Edmund Burke If troops are to be sent to reduce them to obedience to the Assembly, the king is to execute the order; and upon every occasion he is to be spattered over with the blood of his people. Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke [1790]

Arthur Conan Doyle We are about to gain much honor, Sir William, in this enterprise, and it would be a sorry thing if the first blood shed were that of an unworthy boor. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Moreover, there is not a trace of blood upon the table at which he was seated. The Childerbridge Mystery by Guy Boothby [1902]

Anthony Trollope It was not by reading that the Greshams of Greshamsbury had held their heads up in the county, but by having high blood and plenty of money. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope He who had seen the Sullan proscriptions, as both Catiline and Cicero had done, might well have learned to feel less scrupulous as to blood than we do in these days. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Henry Handel Richardson True enough a few drops of blood WERE oozing, and the upper lip had had a nasty jab against the top teeth. Growing Pains by Henry Handel Richardson

Edith Wharton I still spit blood sometimes — not often. The Old Maid by Edith Wharton

And if the royalists be “flesh of your flesh,” and nearer of blood than were the Albans to the Romans, you being also both Christians, the argument is the stronger. The Commonwealth of Oceana by James Harrington

Jules Verne My blood curdled when I saw enormous antennae blocking my road, or some frightful claw closing with a noise in the shadow of some cavity. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

George Meredith The strong old Eastern blood put ruddy flame for the red colour; tawny olive edged from the red; rare vivid yellow, all but amber. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch It was the trumpeter in flesh and blood that he touched; but though the flesh was warm, the trumpeter was dead. The Roll-Call of the Reef by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

Margaret Oliphant So far as the words of this apparently dying man could be received, Susan was spotless—without blood on her hand, or speck upon her good fame. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

D. H. Lawrence His blood was concentrated like a flame in his chest. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Was it because I had set him the example? If so, upon what a ghastly trail of blood had I not set the feet of the poor stricken city. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

For here, and here alone, in all the viscera, and in fact in all the body, there is blood without blood-vessels, the blood elsewhere being always contained within vessels. Fathers of Biology by Charles McRae [1890]

Andrew Lang Blue Beard, having very attentively considered it, said to his wife, “How comes this blood upon the key?” “I do not know,” cried the poor woman, paler than death. The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Robert Green Ingersoll According to them, Brutus conquered England and built the city of London. During his time, it rained pure blood for three days. The Ghosts and other lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

And so befell that the king had war with them of Scythia, the which king hight Colopeus, that was slain in battle, and all the good blood of his realm. The Travels of Sir John Mandeville by John Mandeville

D.H. Lawrence It is this, this endless heat and rousedness of physical sensation which keeps the body full and potent, and flushes the mind with a blood heat, a blood sleep. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

Jack London Then the procession started on, little spurts of strength coming into White Fang’s muscles as he used them and the blood began to surge through them. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

Rudyard Kipling When I came from Lala China the tale of blood between our house and the house of Zarmat Shah lacked one on our side. The Smith Administration by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

The thought that Micheline had forgotten her promise made the blood rush to his face. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

William Hope Hodgson And I stood there in a great silence, and the Diskos in my hand ran blood to the haft. The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson

A wide stream of blood bubbled round them. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

H. Rider Haggard Suddenly my blood seemed to freeze in my veins, and my heart to stand still. Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard

James Joyce The lower teeth and gums were covered with clotted blood and a minute piece of the tongue seemed to have been bitten off. Dubliners by James Joyce

Anthony Trollope Murder crouched there, ready to spring, yet afraid cowardly, but too thirsty alter blood to heed its own fears. The Kellys and the O’Kellys by Anthony Trollope

D. H. Lawrence But the hateful, unmanly insolence of these lords of toil, now they have their various “unions” behind them and their “rights” as working men, sends my blood black. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

There was a strain of Greek blood in Zola’s veins. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

H. G. Wells But that any one not of Indian or Esquimaux blood should propose to face out the Labrador winter was a new thing to them. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

There seemed to be blood all over the yard, and close to the back door, in two huge pools, lay the stretched out bodies of the great hounds that had threatened me the previous day. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

D. H. Lawrence And in the second place, because you don’t really care about telling what you feel, once your blood has thinned down and is clear of soul. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Wilkie Collins When the ladies got brilliant in their conversation, he smiled upon them with a deferential modesty and polite Grandisonian admiration that froze the blood of “us youth” in our veins. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

Only a few feet away, I could hear every word they were saying, and my blood alternately boiled with fury and froze with apprehension at what I heard. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

George Meredith You go against my will; you offend me, sir; you drag my name and blood into the mire. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Jack London His pace of four miles an hour had kept his heart pumping blood to the surface of his body and to all the extremities. Lost Face by Jack London

E. Phillips Oppenheim The blood seemed to go singing through his veins, and for a moment he was actually giddy. Harvey Garrard's Crime by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1926]

James Joyce A thin stream of blood trickled from the corner of his mouth. Dubliners by James Joyce

Rudyard Kipling Mowgli had never seen human blood in his life before till he had seen, and — what meant much more to him — smelled Messua’s blood on the thongs that bound her. The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling [1895]

E. T. A. Hoffmann I fancied I discerned stains of blood upon it. The Entail by E. T. A. Hoffmann

Arthur Conan Doyle The names of the participators in the deeds of blood and violence done under the name of religion were kept profoundly secret. A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle [1887]

Arthur Conan Doyle I can feel the ferment in my blood at this very moment, and as the cool sunshine pours through my window I could dance about in it like a gnat. The Parasite by Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

H. G. Wells For want of trustworthy reporting, By that time it had got itself mixed up with Mithraism, Egyptian Trinitarianism, blood sacrifices and the Hebrew Promise. It had acquired entangling dogmas. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

A sight of terror he was, clotted from head to toe with the beast’s blood and his own. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

And to think that this man’s blood flows in my veins, that your wife is the daughter of murderer. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Florence Dixie You say my blood has redeemed your name and honour ; let it redeem also that poor fallen woman’s, and bring her repentance and hope. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

George Meredith Yea, feel us warmer at her breast, By spin of blood in lusty drill, Than when her honeyed hands caressed, And Pleasure, sapping, seemed to fill. A Reading of Earth by George Meredith [1888]

William Makepeace Thackeray His blood was trickling through a dozen orifices; he was almost choking in his helmet with loss of breath, and loss of blood, and rage. A Legend of the Rhine by William Makepeace Thackeray [1845]

Tobias Smolle If the heat rarifies the blood and juices, while the cold air constringes the fibres, and obstructs the perspiration, inflammatory disorders must ensue. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

Louisa May Alcott He isn’t one of the cool, stiff Englishmen, but is rather peppery, for he has Scotch blood in him, as one might guess from his bonnie blue eyes. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

It was green — bright green, like grass almost; grass that blood has been sprinkled over in pretty little shiny red drops. Claimed! by Francis Stevens

Virginia Woolf Some grains of the Kentish or Sussex earth were mixed with the thin, fine fluid which came to him from Normandy. He held that the mixture of brown earth and blue blood was a good one. Orlando by Virginia Woolf [1928]

H. Rider Haggard She is of Finnish blood and the women of the Finns are much given to such wicked work. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

But the horror of the thing was that the corpse of the murdered man had disappeared, and there only remained a nauseating lake of blood on the stone floor, in the centre of which lay a human hand. The Mystery of Choice by Robert W. Chambers [1896]

H. G. Wells His blood be upon his own head. The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells [1897]

He would have justice; meaning by justice, blood for blood, a life for a life. The Tragedy in the Palazzo Bardello by Amelia B. Edwards

Walter Scott And here, beside the mountain flood, A massy castle frown'd; Since first the Pictish race in blood The haunted pile did found. The Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border by Walter Scott [1802-1803]

James Joyce He means that the love so given to one near in blood is covetously withheld from some stranger who, it may be, hungers for it. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Marie Corelli And he lay stark and pallid in the moonlight, close to the brother he had never known till the last hour of life had revealed the bond of blood between them. The Master-Christian by Marie Corelli [1900]

Nearer home, beside the brook, was an old elder tree which was said to bleed human blood when cut, and that was because it was no ordinary tree, but a witch. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Jules Verne It seemed to the travellers as if rivulets of blood were running among their feet. The Field of Ice by Jules Verne

D. H. Lawrence He laughed, hating her voice, but his blood roused to a wave of flame by her hands. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Guildford’s blood would have frozen in terror if he had been aware of exactly what was happening at that very moment in the bungalow upon the lakeside. The Hangman’s Knot by Arthur Gask [1935]

Margaret Oliphan Lucy Snowe is her own historian; it is the hot blood of the autobiographist that rushes through her veins, yet no attempt is made to recommend her to the reader or gain his sympathy. The Sisters Brontë by Margaret Oliphan

Guy de Maupassan Her blood ran cold with terror; she did not dare turn round to look behind her, and she sat motionless, her heart beating wildly. Une Vie (A Woman’s Life) by Guy de Maupassan

Edith Wharton She had not forgotten the night of emotion when she and Lily had lain in each other’s arms, and she had seemed to feel her very heart’s blood passing into her friend. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

The next time Sylvia bowed to this lady, she got a chilling salute in return that made her blood boil. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Andrew Lang But the waiting-maid had observed it with delight, as she knew it gave her power over the bride, for in losing the drops of blood the Princess had become weak and powerless. The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Rudyard Kipling You could sprawl full length on the iron warmed by the afternoon sun to blood heat, and command an easy view of the parade-ground which lay between the powder-magazine and the curtain of the bastion. Many Inventions by Rudyard Kipling [1893]

He pressed so mightily toward the king, that the blood beneath his feet spurted high above his head. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

James Hogg The blood flowing from his mouth and nose he took no pains to stem, neither did he so much as wipe it away; so that it spread over all his cheeks, and breast, even off at his toes. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg [1824]

Walter Scott Some of the Bothwell family made pursuit, and, had they come up with the fugitive, they might have perhaps slain him; for in those days men’s blood ran warm in their veins. My Aunt Margaret’s Mirror by Walter Scott [1828]

With a push of a finger he opened the door, and the blood froze on his cheek, the flowers fell from him. Limehouse Nights by Thomas Burke

William Hope Hodgson And still I was so strangely dumb, and the blood to thud peculiar in mine ears; and this to pass; and speech to come swift. The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson

Inkamasi reeled and crashed, his hand to his thigh where the blood showed. Shadows of Ecstasy by Charles Williams

Elizabeth Von Arnim Then Edward’s blood began to get up, and he strode across the hall, himself pulling open the different doors and looking into the rooms. Mr Skeffington by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1940]

He knew very well that every distraction which should arise would be a joy, a hope, which his servants would have paid with their blood to procure him. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

I shouldn’t wonder if them kind did have some monkey blood in ’em. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

Even supposing that the bird is not killed, the loss of blood suffered by an undubbed cock is much greater than that sustained by one that has been trimmed. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

It was pertly done, and the blood burned in Herrick’s face. The Ebb-Tide by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Anthony Trollope We were all estranged from him, and yet I believe that he would have given his heart’s blood for any of us. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

H. Rider Haggard Now Asmund the Priest slew it, amid silence, before the figures of the Gods, and, catching its blood in the blood-bowl, sprinkled the altar and all the worshippers with the blood-twigs. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

Radclyffe Hall And Stephen’s eyes held an urgent question, for now it was May and the blood of youth leaps and strains with the sap in early summer. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

Caroline Lamb The blood rushed from her heart in alarm and agitation:—she trembled and turned from him. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

Do you think that is sweet to me”? My son has brought a strange woman and new blood into the family. In the World by Maksim Gorky

The helmsman of the fugitive boat, who despite the wound that had broken his arm, and even now dropped blood on the deck at his feet, still maintained. Ralph Rashleigh by James Tucker

Charlotte opened her beautiful eyes, already veiled by death, and uttered a cry which caused the blood to flow afresh from her two wounds. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

George Meredith They have slain Count Paul Lenkenstein, and rushed to old Milan for work, with the blood on their swords. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Robert Louis Stevenson My blood is poured in the dust, My soul is spilled in the air; And the man that has undone me Sleeps in my brother’s care. Ballads by Robert Louis Stevenson

The nurse answered “Yes” and that the flow of blood had been so great that Charles had fainted twice. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

They were often liberated by them at their death, and sometimes, as there was no natural repugnance founded on difference of blood and race, were married to them. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Arthur Machen And the third heaved up high over the altar a cup that was red with burning and the blood of the offering. The Great Return by Arthur Machen

There was a great pool of blood in the bed, and in it was lying a red-handled case knife, which was produced, and identified by the witness. The Evil Guest by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Ford Madox Ford Both seemed to be filled with a desire for blood and to torture: neither paid the least attention to the other. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

H. G. Wells It isn’t all Kentlake blood in you. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

Anthony Trollope But with all his presence of mind he could not keep the tell-tale blood from mounting. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

What was this accident?’ ‘Oh, quite too dreadful,’ exclaimed Celia. ‘It made my blood run cold to read the description. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Ford Madox Ford How is such a thing possible? That man must walk along his corridors with the blood of a million — I mean it, of a million — men round his head. No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

John Polidori The marriage was solemnized, and the bride and bridegroom left London. Aubrey’s weakness increased; the effusion of blood produced symptoms of the near approach of death. The Vampyre by John Polidori

Gustave Flauber Next Taanach brought her something liquid and coagulated in an alabaster phial; it was the blood of a black dog slaughtered by barren women on a winter’s night amid the rubbish of a sepulchre. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

And if I must choose I will choose the king and not the State, for the king is flesh and blood and yet undying, and is a symbol of that we seek. Shadows of Ecstasy by Charles Williams

Gustave Flauber An arrow, held by its feathers, hung from the large gold ring in his ear, and a stream of blood was trickling from his tiara upon his shoulder. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

Edgar Allan Poe The eyes were of a blood red, and larger than those of the Arctic bear, the snout also more rounded, rather resembling the snout of the bulldog. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe

Scarlet they were, beyond doubt; scarlet as blood newly shed; scarlet as the writing that lay across what he claimed for his own. Claimed! by Francis Stevens

Miles Franklin Can you forgive me?” “There is nothing to forgive, as I’m sure you didn’t mean and don’t remember the blood curdling sentiments you aired. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

I saw her grand profile quiver, then the slow ebbing from her cheek of every drop of blood indignation had summoned there. Agatha Webb by Anna Katharine Green

And my blood was up the other day, and my second horse was fresh as fire. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

H. G. Wells The horse on the ground rolled over, there were blood and moving shapes upon the flanks, and the gaunt man, suddenly leaving it, ran forward towards his master, perhaps ten paces. Twelve Stories and a Dream by H. G. Wells [1903]

Abraham Merri And as I stooped, fumbling with shaking fingers for the key, a thought came to me that drove again the blood from my heart, held me rigid. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

We thought the bashful young gentleman would have gone off in an apoplectic fit, consequent upon the violent rush of blood to his face at the occurrence of this catastrophe. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

H.P. Lovecraft Yes, he knew about the Innsmouth blood now. The Thing on the Doorstep by H.P. Lovecraft [1933]

H. Rider Haggard The boards were overthrown, dead men lay among the meats and mead, and the blood of freeman, lord and thrall ran adown the floor. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

E. Phillips Oppenheim Her dark, almost black hair had become disordered as though in a struggle and there was a long stain of blood on her face. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

Edith Wharton He looked handsome and cheerful, as my mistress had looked that morning, and at sight of him the blood began to flow again in my veins. The Descent of Man and other stories by Edith Wharton [1903]

George Gissing It’s the sight of objects like that that makes my blood boil, and that’s set me in earnest at this work of ours. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Margaret Oliphant His blood seemed to curdle in his veins when he heard the low laugh with which alone the stranger replied. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

H. G. Wells No blood or clot expectorated now for eighty-five hours. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Mark Twain I jumped out of the chair: Dan and the doctor were both wiping blood off their faces and laughing. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

G. K. Chesterton It was evident that he had drawn blood at last, for a more violent outcry arose, and many other knives and swords were discernible in the faint light. The Napoleon of Notting Hill by G. K. Chesterton

Breathlessly he waited, his heart, pressed against the turf, beating time with the blood in his ears. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

Sinclair Lewis With surprising delicacy in his large fingers he unwrapped the towels and revealed an arm which, below the elbow, was a mass of blood and raw flesh. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

As he watched her, he felt sure that her lips must taste of blood and salt and that there must be a delicious weakness in her legs. The Day of the Locust by Nathanael Wes

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle My blood will be on your head, sir — it will, indeed — if you drive me to despair. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

This treachery of blood against blood was too horrible to witness. The Golden Ingot by Fitz James O’Brien

Stretched naked on a long table lay the body of Henry Armstrong, the head defiled with blood and clay from a blow with a spade. Can Such Things Be? by Ambrose Bierce [1893]

His purpos was to bystowe hir hye Into som worthy blood of ancetrye; For holy chirche good moot be despendid On holy chirche blood that is descendid. Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales for the Modern Reader by prepared & edited by Arthur Burrell MA

George Meredith Your sensational beings must keep a strong and a good flow of blood in their veins to be always on a level with the occasion which they provoke. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

I sacrifice more, far more, than my heart’s blood on his account — let that satisfy even your vengeance. Lodore by Mary Shelley

Baldwin Spencer The blood from the wound is collected on a piece of paper bark, and, this time, is taken by the namminjeri first to the father. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

The blood had been wiped off it, and it was quite clean. Marauders by Night by Arthur Gask [1951]

I now opened a vein, and made a large orifice, to allow the blood to rush out rapidly; I closed it after losing sixteen ounces. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

The latter inquired, with some simplicity, of these interpreters of fate, whether the strangers were supernatural beings, or men of flesh and blood like themselves. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

The blood of some long-dead statesman ancestor must have been stirring in my veins, I thought, to give me the dignity and the presence that I knew I showed. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

Joseph Furphy He was there! He went like a boomerang when I let him rip, and in two seconds he had the blood flying out of those horses’ heels; and, of course, they streaked for the clear ground near the hut. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

Jack London A crisp wind blew down the river, freezing their hands and making it imperative, from time to time, to beat the blood back into the numbed fingers. Lost Face by Jack London

When she had reached the top of the staircase and entered the chamber where the body lay, Juliette’s blood was chilled by the intense cold. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

I felt the blood flash to my brow, but before I could speak, her voice rose again still more coldly than before. The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green

Henry Handel Richardson The first taste of his greater strength was like the flavour of blood to a beast of prey. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Edith Wharton Every drop of blood in Lily’s veins invited her to happiness. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

Arthur Conan Doyle That frightful cry turned the blood to ice in my veins. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle [1902]

I’m sure she had Gipsy blood in her. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

H.G. Wells Amazed, too, at the crimson blood that trickled down his fingers. The Wonderful Visit by H.G. Wells [1895]

W. W. Jacobs But this — why it warms one’s blood to look at it. The Brown Man’s Servant by W. W. Jacobs

Gaston Leroux These did not prevent a large stain of blood being visible on the mat, made, as Daddy Jacques informed us, by the blood which had flowed from the wound on Mademoiselle Stangerson’s forehead. Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux [1907]

Arthur Machen Kelly observed: “There is that old blood of a bitch, the breeches-maker in Shoe Lane . Dreads and Drolls by Arthur Machen

D. H. Lawrence It made his blood rouse to see her there, as it were, at his mercy, her mouth open, her eyes dilated with laughter that was afraid, apologetic, ashamed. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Rudyard Kipling Into her hands — because she knew medicines and many cures — Ram Dass, my brother, put me faint with the beating, and much bruised even to the pouring of blood from the mouth. Soldiers Three by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Then it was renewed, and the work of blood began. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

As for Lisfranc, I can say little more of him than that he was a great drawer of blood and hewer of members. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

The blood mantled in the young gentleman’s cheek as he turned round and saw who had spoken, but he possessed all the fearlessness of an Eton boy. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

I am by blood a Leinsterman,” he continued. Irish Fairy Tales by James Stephens

The blood was now running out of Mr. Edmonstone’s shoes. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

Thomas Hardy She was of the purest descent; ah, there’s seldom such blood nowadays as hers! She possessed no great wealth, it was said, but was sufficiently endowed. A Group of Noble Dames by Thomas Hardy [1891]

Thomas Hardy The blood flowed out in a torrent instead of in the trickling stream she had desired. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

I remembered that this was what I had got from the basin of goat’s blood that night in the cave. Prester John by John Buchan

However, my blood was yet young and warm enough to carry me forwards, and I determined, though reluctantly, to proceed. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier

Virginia Woolf The hypocritical smugness of the English makes my blood boil. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

Yes. A blow delivered with a boxing-glove will draw blood or knock a man out; but it would not crush in his nose flat or break his jaw for him — at least, not always. Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad [1921]

George Meredith Do you think he has made a convert of our Carlo in that? Never! High blood is ineradicable. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Charles Dudley Warner The blood streamed from numerous wounds received by either warrior. Washington Irving by Charles Dudley Warner

Anthony Trollope Had he been able to drink the fellow’s blood to the last drop, it would not have lightened his load an ounce. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

Charles Dickens Never was pig’s whole mass of blood so turned. American Notes for General Circulation by Charles Dickens [1842]

William Hope Hodgson Then the ground seemed to cave in, suddenly, and the house, with its load of foul creatures, disappeared into the depths of the earth, sending a strange, blood coloured cloud into the heights. The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson

George Gissing His blood warmed again, and he pressed her to his side, stroking her hair and kissing her forehead. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Swarms of flying insects clustered around him, threatening mischief, but in the end it turned out that his blood was disagreeable to them, for he was not bitten once. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

Edith Wharton I don’t know exactly what’s the matter with me; but if only we could revive the good old Roman customs, I know a bath in Senator —— ‘s blood would set me right in no time. A Backward Glance by Edith Wharton [1934]

Wilkie Collins My right hand is as red as ever, Penrose, with the blood of a fellow-creature. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]