Phrases with "bore"

He bore a letter from Narvaez, couched in terms somewhat different from the preceding. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

William Dampier The 19th day, being in latitude 3 degrees 25 minutes south, the south-west point of the island Nassau bore north about five miles distant. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

I really don’t like to bore her, you see; and no doubt things will arrange themselves in due course. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Arthur Conan Doyle As I looked down at the little factor, I could see that his face was flushed and that he bore every appearance of having had an extra glass. The Mystery of Cloomber by Arthur Conan Doyle [1889]

If just a few little hitches and annoyances were got over, I should be the happiest fellow, I think, that ever bore the name of Fairfield; and you, darling creature, are the light of that happiness. The Wyvern Mystery by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Arthur Conan Doyle A long row of bottles containing various coloured liquids and powders were arranged along a shelf, whilst above it another shelf bore a goodly array of brown volumes. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

Anna Katherine Green Pardon me, perhaps I bore you. Dark Hollow by Anna Katherine Green

Elizabeth Gaskell His mother clung to him because they two were cast in the same mould, both physically and mentally — because he bore her maiden name. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

It bore the name H. M. S. Asiatic. Then I looked round for Alie, only to discover that she had mysteriously disappeared. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]

The Scotch miner was a bore when you got to know him. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell [1937]

But his thoughts were a rushing torrent that fairly bore him with them. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

Jules Verne The block which bore them was not thirty fathoms from the first quay of Irkutsk. Swimming beneath the water, Michael managed to get a footing with Nadia on the quay. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

Arnold Bennett It bore a sudden and astonishing likeness to the profile of Cyril Povey; a resemblance unmistakable and finally decisive. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

M. P. Shiel I bore her to a couch in the castle, and there till the gathering of darkness watched the wanness of her apathy. Shapes in the Fire by M. P. Shiel [1896]

Edith Wharton But that was a natural enough feeling in a wife attached to her husband; and certainly it must have been a great grief to Yves de Cornault that she bore no son. Kerfol by Edith Wharton [1916]

Sinclair Lewis They said his sermons were “real poetic”; they admired him for being able to sit with old Mrs. Randall, who had been an invalid for thirty years, a bore for sixty, and never ill a day in her life. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

Robert Burns Peg Nicholson was a good bay mare, And ance she bore a priest; But now she’s flouting down the Nith, For Solway fish a feast. The Poetical Works of Robert Burns by Robert Burns

The silence of the jungle bore witness that he alone was head of the family. Last Leaves from Dunk Island by E. J. Banfield

D. H. Lawrence I’m afraid your happiness would bore me. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

The poets’ poet, the cynosure of enthusiasts, he bore the banner of the forlorn hope; but Byron, with his feet of clay, led the ranks. Byron by John Nichol [1880]

Guy de Maupassan Four large birds carved in oak, black from age and highly polished, bore up the bed and seemed to be its protectors. The History of a Heart by Guy de Maupassan

Thomas Hardy This was in colour an ancient and bleached green that could be rubbed off with the finger, and it bore a small long-featured brass knocker covered with verdigris in its crevices. A Changed Man by Thomas Hardy [1913]

I shan’t bore you with moonlight effects, nor with the maunderings of a man who has fallen in love at first sight with a beautiful face. The Room in the Dragon Volant by J. Sheridan LeFanu

Henry Adams In 1858 the whole plain of northern Europe, as well as the Danube in the south, bore evident marks of being still the prehistoric highway between Asia and the ocean. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Bram Stoker Perkin bore an unmistakable likeness to Edward IV. Not merely that resemblance which marks a family or a race but an individual likeness. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

Alfred Ainger But he bore his failure, as he bore all his disappointments in life, with a cheerful sweetness. Charles Lamb by Alfred Ainger [1882]

Arthur Machen And yet, in spite of all her blushing shame, she herself bore blossoms to the wood a few months later. Holy Terrors by Arthur Machen

Benjamin Disraeli We have had that unendurable bore Vivacity Dull with us for a whole fortnight. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

He bore himself very nonchalantly at the depot. Agatha Webb by Anna Katharine Green

G. K. Chesterton And bare and bloody and aloft They bore before their band The body of the mighty lord, Colan of Caerleon and its horde, That bore King Alfred’s battle-sword Broken in his left hand. The Ballad of the White Horse by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

Wilkie Collins It bore the Kirkandrew postmark, and It was addressed to her in Anne’s handwriting. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Boys suspended themselves upon the wings of Cherubims; St. Francis and St. Mark bore each a spectator on his shoulders; and St. Agatha found herself under the necessity of carrying double. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

Flurry bore away to the left, shouting something that I did not understand. Some Experiences of an Irish R.M. by Somerville and Ross [1899]

His head was bandaged, he carried his arm in a sling, and he bore himself generally as one who had been in the wars. Tom Ossington’s Ghost by Richard Marsh [1898]

He bore Pippa a grudge from her birth. Signa by Ouida

He cursed again and more earnestly when the staff of the standard-like insignia he bore caught behind the golden claw-foot of a throne, and wrenched the standard fairly out of his hand. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

They bore the Honourable off in triumph. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

Guy de Maupassant He always spoke hastily, sometimes even brutally, and it even seemed as if he bore a grudge against his wife, for at times he answered her roughly, almost angrily. The Story of a Farm-Girl (Histoire d’une fille de ferme) by Guy de Maupassant [1881]

The evening therefore bore a bearable similarity to the past. Shadows of Ecstasy by Charles Williams

The beak, however, is not so straight or so strong as in the typical woodpeckers, but it is strong enough to bore into wood. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

The old servitor bore upon his countenance the impression of a grief already old, the outward token of a grim familiarity with woe. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

John Galsworthy It IS such a bore about Jack; now we shan’t get away till after Bank holiday. To Let by John Galsworthy

Thomas Hardy It had been only a matter of fifty pounds, which Barnet could well afford to lose, and he bore no ill-will to the thriftless surgeon on account of it. Wessex Tales by Thomas Hardy [1888]

Anthony Trollope He cared for none that bore his name. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

Henry Adams He bitterly complained that it had made him a bore — of all things the most senatorial, and to him the most obnoxious. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Some bore flaxen-haired scalps at their girdles, as if to lay those bloody trophies on Our Lady’s altar. The Snow Image and other stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1851]

Henry Handel Richardson Such impressions as he received, bore the stamp of his own mood. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Benjamin Disraeli The third carriage bore her groom of the chambers, and three female attendants. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

I bore him company as far as Putney village, and there parted with him, little thinking ’twas for ever. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

I should have put him at sixty, but the marks he bore were clearly less those of Time than of Life. There sprawled before me the relics of noble looks. The Company of the Marjolaine by John Buchan

Arnold Bennett He bore the almost sacred name of Peel. His family had been distinguished in the district for generations. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Anthony Trollope It is only by knowing his contrast that we recognize a bore when we meet him. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

Sir Walter Scott They were dated about twenty years back, bore no address, and were subscribed only by initials. Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Jules Verne The tufts of bush and the branches made me a ladder, and I found a kind of grotto already hollowed out in the rock under this hut; I had only to bore some feet in soft earth, and here I am. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

Charles Dickens The instinct with which our bore finds out another bore, and closes with him, is amazing. Reprinted Pieces by Charles Dickens [1850]

Arthur Conan Doyle He tore it eagerly open, for it bore the Madeira mark. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Edith Wharton But you will think me a bore too if I talk to you about my worries, and I only mention them because I want you to do me a favour — the very greatest of favours. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

Walter Scott In all external appearance she bore the same bold, haughty, unbending character which she had displayed before these unhappy events. The Bride of Lammermoor by Walter Scott [1819]

Andrew Lang His eyes had grown dim from fatigue, his wings flapped wearily and hardly bore him along, while the witch seemed as fresh as ever. The Brown Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

F. Scott Fitzgerald Never again would he be able so satisfactorily to bore and bully a human soul. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

Anthony Trollope Both Mrs. Carbuncle and Lord George had been astonished to find how well she bore her loss. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Rafael Sabatini The Godolphins were a stiff-necked race, and Rosamund bore in her frail body the spirit of a man. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

Arthur Conan Doyle The forests of masts which shot up like a pinegrove above the roofs of the houses bore witness to the great trade both with Ireland and with the Plantations which had built up so flourishing a city. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

Anthony Trollope In those early days of her marriage, Lady Harcourt bore her triumphs very placidly. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

Henry Adams The education he had received bore little relation to the education he needed. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Every step they tookinside the house, or out of it — had the direct effect of entangling them more and more, and there could be but one end to it all; an end which bore a double face. The Haunted Woman by David Lindsay [1922]

Charles Dickens On the Monday morning at a quarter before nine, Herbert went to the counting-house to report himself — to look about him, too, I suppose — and I bore him company. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

Victoria, disappointed and chagrined, bore a grudge against her people for their refusal, in spite of all her efforts, to rate her husband at his true worth. Queen Victoria by Lytton Strachey

The weight of the water pressing between the cuff and the rest of the gut, bore down a further portion; and so, by repeated dippings, the whole length was turned inside out. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Anthony Trollope And that’s a deuce of a bore — a terrible bore. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

Henry James He was meanwhile really not a bore to Peter, who failed of the luxury of being able to regard him as one. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

T. E. Lawrence I bore it for a little, till he got too beastly; and then jerked my knee into him. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Edith Wharton It was a bore to be leaving; no doubt that was what made him turn things inside-out so uselessly. The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton [1922]

It will serve me right to see Mr. Brownlow on it, and he will never miss such a chance!’ and the depth of his sigh bore witness to the struggle it cost him. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

George Gissing The strong wings of that glorious wordless song bore him into a finer air, where his faculties of mind and heart grew unconditioned. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Anguish and despair had penetrated into the core of my heart; I bore a hell within me which nothing could extinguish. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

Jack London He would often seize Thornton’s hand in his mouth and close so fiercely that the flesh bore the impress of his teeth for some time afterward. The Call of the Wild by Jack London [1903]

Edith Wharton Of course it wouldn’t bore him to talk about “Colossus” to anybody with those eager eyes and that lightning up-take. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

All along the watches of the restless night, it was the kiss that bore him sweet company, and wandered with him from one broken dream of bliss to another. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

He had seen many lands, and, like Hafiz, could say: “Plunder I bore from far and near, From every harvest gleaned an ear;” and blighted ears some of them were. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

Edith Wharton That the illumination should have been kindled by his cousin’s husband was not precisely agreeable to Marvell, who thought Peter a bore in society and an insufferable nuisance on closer terms. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

George Gissing Impossible to divine the thoughts hidden by his smile; he bore himself with perfect control. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

H. G. Wells And, behold! the trailing green spikes bore now three great splashes of blossom, from which this overpowering sweetness proceeded. The Stolen Bacillus and other incidents by H. G. Wells [1895]

E. F. Benson What followed at the Parsonage that evening when Miss Leg dined with the Mapp-Flints bore out the accuracy of Lucia’s intuition. Trouble for Lucia by E. F. Benson [1939]

However, he bore up bravely, and in due course we reached my abode. The Race of Life by Guy Boothby [1906]

Wilkie Collins Don’t let me bore you; only let me ask once more — Where are you to sleep?” There was no answer to that question: in Magdalen’s position, there was literally no answer to it on her side. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Louisa May Alcott He bore it as long as he could, then went to his piano and began to play. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

Mark Twain He bore it with unflinching fortitude; then took the rusty-looking document and handed it to some great officer or other, to be filed away among the archives of Russia — in the stove. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Edgar Allan Poe He bore in one hand an instrument composed of an assemblage of steel rings, and shook them vigorously as he ran. Old World Romances by Edgar Allan Poe

On the pillar of the stair a black plate bore in gilded lettering this device: “Harry D. Bellairs, Attorney-at-law. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Arnold Bennett They could not, however, avoid seeing that a workman was fixing a new and splendid brass-plate at the entrance, and that this plate bore the words, “Cannon’s Boarding-house. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

Hilaire Belloc And finally there came a Threat To oust him from the Cabinet! The Duke — his aged grand-sire — bore The shame till he could bear no more. Cautionary Tales for Children by Hilaire Belloc

Anthony Trollope The lover should be received as a lover, on condition that he bore the name and title. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Turner expressed great regret at the circumstance, and Lord Sanquir bore his loss with as much philosophy as he was master of, and forgave his antagonist. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

George Borrow In Valladolid I found both an English and Scotch College. From my obliging friends, the Irish at Salamanca, I bore a letter of introduction to the rector of the latter. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

They could tell that he suffered under these as they never suffered themselves, yet he bore them and did his duty with a self-control and patience they had never attained. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I bore you often enough with my troubles. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

He bore emphatic testimony to the services they had rendered to the good cause, and concluded with the most affectionate wishes for their future prosperity and happiness. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

George Meredith I don’t care for sermons, but when I meet charity: I won’t bore you!’ ‘You don’t. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

The name of “Dawes”, detested as it had become to her, bore yet some strange association of comfort and hope. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

It is a pity she was not here to consult the prophet; it would have been amusing, I daresay, to see how the Count bore it. The Room in the Dragon Volant by J. Sheridan LeFanu

Wilkie Collins I wonder when I contemplate it now, how we got through that weary interval — how we bore that forced inaction, that unrelieved oppression of suspense. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Anthony Trollope I knew that I went beyond what I ought to have done in the things that I said to him, and he bore it kindly. Cousin Henry by Anthony Trollope [1879]

M. P. Shiel The dwarf and I bore the now lightened body in its shell to trestles near a purple catafalque before the altar-rail. Shapes in the Fire by M. P. Shiel [1896]

Well — the saints bore all evil and were patient. Signa by Ouida

Gustave Flauber The king of the Numidians held himself apart in a discreet attitude; on his forehead he bore a little of the dust which he had touched when prostrating himself. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

Virginia Woolf She felt as if some dull bore had interrupted an interesting conversation. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

E. Phillips Oppenheim If indeed he was old enough to be the father of either of them, he bore his years remarkably well. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

Their military code bore the same stern features as their other laws. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

He stood for the house, but we bore up after him; when, finding that we were overhauling him, he hove-to and spoke us. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

Anthony Trollope Mr Boncassen bore himself with more ease than anyone in the company, having at his command a gift of manliness which enabled him to regard this marriage exactly as he would have done any other. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

Martial knew that Lecoq was the only person he had to fear, still he bore him no ill-will. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

H.P. Lovecraf I remember how the old man leered and tittered, and made a curious sign with his hand when I bore it away. Fragments by H.P. Lovecraf

It put an end to the pest, but it bore hard on the convalescent, and the older and feebler died under its rigour. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

It possessed the beauty of a girl and the daring force of a man; it bore a mocking, cryptic smile. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

Rafael Sabatini Then he snatched from Vigitello’s hands one of the cross-bows that he bore and set a shaft to it. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

Thomas Hughes Two of them were chosen, who with six other labouring men, his own fellow-workmen and friends, bore him to his grave — a man who had fought the Lord’s fight even unto the death. Tom Brown’s School Days by Thomas Hughes

Rudyard Kipling They bore a general letter of introduction (the Babu salaamed to it orientally) to all Government officials. Kim by Rudyard Kipling [1901]

Edith Wharton The name it bore — Mr. George Corby — was unknown to her, but the blood rose to her languid cheek. Crucial Instances by Edith Wharton [1901]

Sir Walter Scott He bore on a white shield a black bull’s head, half defaced by the numerous encounters which he had undergone, and bearing the arrogant motto, “Cave, Adsum”. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott [1820]

Anthony Trollope In spite of his night’s work Lopez was in Manchester Square before nine the following morning, and on the side of his brow he bore a great patch of black plaster. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

At the Club, too, I got encouragement in the shape of a letter from Sandy. It bore a French postmark which I could not decipher, and it was the merest scribble, but it greatly heartened me. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

Arthur Conan Doyle Clearly this was the spot which, under the name of the Hole of Cree, bore such a sinister reputation among the rustics. The Mystery of Cloomber by Arthur Conan Doyle [1889]

We bore her, by gentle stages, to London. I was sanguine of good result from skill more consummate than mine, and more especially devoted to diseases of the mind. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

Elizabeth Gaskell They dared not lay her by the stern grandfather in Milne Row churchyard, but they bore her to a lone moorland graveyard, where, long ago, the Quakers used to bury their dead. Lizzie Leigh by Elizabeth Gaskell [1855]

Goldwin Smith In his side he bore And in his hands and feet the cruel scars, With gentle force soliciting the darts, He drew them forth and healed and bade me live. Cowper by Goldwin Smith [1880]

William Morris But when Clement saw that folk, and heard the noise of their shouting he lifted up a great axe that he bore and cried, “St. Agnes for the Mercers!” and set spurs to his horse. The Well At The World’s End by William Morris [1896]

He bore my look unflinchingly, though his color did not return, and his hands trembled nervously. The Forsaken Inn by Anna Katharine Green

G. K. Chesterton The child he bore of his soul quitted him when his term was passed like a veritable child born of the body. Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

They bore the name of Welford. The man assumed the profession of a solicitor. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

Anthony Trollope He bore her embrace for a minute, returning it with the pressure of his arm; and then, escaping from it, seized his hat and left her standing in the room. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

For popularity, Aristippus and Epicurus bore the palm, in virtue of their kindliness, sociability, and good-fellowship. The True History by Lucian of Samosata

Charles Dickens I am going into the Lodgings gentlemen as a business and if I prosper every farthing that my late husband owed shall be paid for the sake of the love I bore him, by this right hand. Mrs. Lirriper’s Lodgings by Charles Dickens [1863]

William Dampier There was a high white rock without us called Maxentelba. This rock at a distance appears like a ship under sail; it bore from us west-north-west distant about three leagues. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

H. G. Wells In another moment a huge wave, like a muddy tidal bore but almost scaldingly hot, came sweeping round the bend upstream. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells [1898]

Jack London Garthwaite and I bore charmed lives. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

Henry James The lady, indeed, bore a very fair likeness to a reverend effigy in some idolatrous shrine. The American by Henry James [1877]

Henry James And they mostly bore her to death!” Madame Grandoni added, with a laugh. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

Now he gave him the short-sword, the good one, which Grettir bore as long as he lived, and the choicest of choice things it was. The Story of Grettir the Strong by translated by William Morris and Eiríkr Magnússon [1869]

Jack London We ran past our line of boats and bore down upon the first weather boat of the other line. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

George Gissing Sibyl, as hostess, bore herself with that perfect manner which no effort and no favour of circumstance would ever enable Mrs. Rolfe to imitate. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Benjamin Disraeli She clung to his arm; he bore her away. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

Arthur Conan Doyle Each bore within the goatskin knapsack upon his back the blue and white parade uniform which they would use for their entry into Brussels next day. The Adventures of Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1903]

T. E. Lawrence Facts concrete and pertinent thrust themselves into my reveries; and my inconstant wit bore aside towards all these roads of escape. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Thomas Hardy It bore a remote date, the handwriting being that of some solicitor or agent, and the signature the landholder’s. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

Louisa May Alcott Once upon a time a farmer planted a little seed in his garden, and after a while it sprouted and became a vine and bore many squashes. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

Anthony Trollope Now she was a widow — a widow very richly endowed — and she bore beneath her bosom the fruit of her husband’s love. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

H. Rider Haggard Gudruda bore up bravely against her fears till he was gone, but then she wept a little. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

Noise they took with them, and he bore himself as ill as might be. The Story of Grettir the Strong by translated by William Morris and Eiríkr Magnússon [1869]

Jules Verne We shall catch it another day!” As the hunters advanced, the trees were found to be more scattered, many being magnificent, but none bore eatable fruit. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

James Joyce He bore in mind secrets confessed and he smiled at smiling noble faces in a beeswaxed drawingroom, ceiled with full fruit clusters. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Wilkie Collins Every sentence in this letter bore warning of the crisis which was now close at hand; yet I had as little of the desire as of the power to prepare for it. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Now when the summer was well worn, Steinvor of Sand-heaps bore a man-child, who was named Skeggi; he was first fathered on Kiartan, the son of Stein, the priest of Isle-dale-river. The Story of Grettir the Strong by translated by William Morris and Eiríkr Magnússon [1869]

He bore a gun in his hand, and was followed by four other well-armed men, who emerged into the open space and looked around upon what they thought were the sleeping robbers. Ralph Rashleigh by James Tucker

Anthony Trollope Tom, on the return of his mother from Stalham, had to a certain extent accepted as irrevocable the fact of which she bore the tidings. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

H. G. Wells It would certainly bore him, he said, and he might get indignant and interrupt. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

Adam Lindsay Gordon I had drawn this sword — you may draw it and feel, For this is the blade that I bore that day — There’s a notch even now on the long grey steel, A nick that has never been rasp’d away. Poems by Adam Lindsay Gordon

There kings receiv’d the marks of sov’reign pow’r; In state the monarchs march’d; the lictors bore Their awful axes and the rods before. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

Jules Verne His hands and feet still bore the bloody marks of the cords which bound him day and night. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Mount Gould bore south 56° west from camp. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

Andrew Lang No sooner had they heard of this presumptuous name than they resolved to gain possession of her who bore it, and either to torment her cruelly, or at least to conceal her from the eyes of all men. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

H. Rider Haggard What means she with her talk of Gudruda and the rest?” Now as he thought, he saw men and horses draw near, and one man, whose helm gleamed in the moonlight, bore something in his arms. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

Louisa May Alcott Jo bore up very well till the last flutter of blue ribbon vanished, when she retired to her refuge, the garret, and cried till she couldn’t cry any more. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

D. H. Lawrence He bore up against it in a kind of desperation, and was easily moved to rancorous resentment. St Mawr by D. H. Lawrence

Anthony Trollope The stone, when examined, bore those marks of friction which passage and repassage over it will always give. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

He bore away from the path towards the crown of beeches on the hill-top. Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey

Olive Schreiner There was a bird’s egg once, picked up by chance upon the ground, and those who found it bore it home and placed it under a barn-door fowl. Woman and Labour by Olive Schreiner

Edith Wharton There was another long interval of suspense before the porter reappeared with an affirmative answer; and a third while an exiguous and hesitating lift bore her up past a succession of shabby landings. The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

Bram Stoker When we had come close to the tomb I looked well at Arthur, for I feared the proximity to a place laden with so sorrowful a memory would upset him, but he bore himself well. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

Sir Walter Scott All, in short, bore evidence to the homicide’s guilt. The Fortunes of Nigel by Sir Walter Scott [1822]

George Gissing The thought soon bore him away, once more eastwards. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Washington Irving Truth to say, he was a conscientious man, and ever bore in mind the golden maxim, “Spare the rod and spoil the child. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

Sir Richard Burton Nor did I know either what they would do with him when they bore him away from my side or where they would place him. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

George MacDonald Adam caught her up by the skin of her neck, bore her to the closet, and threw her in. Lilith by George MacDonald

F. Scott Fitzgerald Her soft slippers bore her noiselessly down the carpeted hall, but hearing voices inside she stopped near the partly openers door. Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald He did not look forward to confronting a group of highbrows but he remembered that he bore an humble but warming piece of merchandise in his threadbare overcoat. The Pat Hobby Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1941]

Charles Stur They bore somewhat to the westward of north, but were too distant for speculation upon their character. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

G. K. Chesterton He managed to catch Lord Merivale before Sir Isaac bore him off for the final interview. The Man Who Knew Too Much by G. K. Chesterton

Henry James Our talk was a bore for the want of it, so I drove over there and got it, and, as he had his train to catch, I then overtook him at the station. The Other House by Henry James [1896]

She bore it all — the restraint and the teaching and the new faith — with calm submission, concealing her hate and contempt for all that new life. Almayer’s Folly by Joseph Conrad [1895]

G. K. Chesterton How are you, James?” Mr. James Barker, whose guard was attired in a splendid blue, and whose blue banner bore three gold birds singing, rushed, in his blue and gold robes, into the room. The Napoleon of Notting Hill by G. K. Chesterton

Andrew Lang The eagle dug its sharp claws into the tender flesh of the youth, but he bore the pain without a sound, and seized the bird’s two feet with his hands. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Maria Edgeworth She complied, for she was glad to find that he always asked frankly for what he wanted; and yet that he bore refusals with good humour. The Good French Governess by Maria Edgeworth

William Morris The tournay began, and the knight did so well by means of the good deeds of Robin, his squire, that he bore off the praise and prize of the tournay from one party and the other. Old French Romances by William Morris [1896]

Marjorie Bowen Mademoiselle Debelleyme bore the silence with equanimity, and listened, without a change of attitude, while Mrs. Coombe Wade stated her case. Forget-me-not by Marjorie Bowen [1932]

H. G. Wells His talk was most effective at the first hearing; after some experience of it, it began to bore me so excessively that I avoided the office when I knew he was there. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Rudyard Kipling You know how selfish men are? If a man feels comfortable all over with certain people, he’ll bore them to death, just like a dog. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

Wilkie Collins I bore my share of that inestimably precious burden with a manly tenderness, with a fatherly care. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Arnold Bennett The greater number of these vehicles bore large cards with the words, “Federation this time. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Anthony Trollope They had put on her what they pleased, and she bore the burden of her wedding finery without complaint and without pride. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

A corner on the reverse of the envelope bore the blotted legend: ‘Very sorry, but there’s one other thing — a pair of rigging screws from Carey and Neilson’s, size 1 3/8, galvanized. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

Instead of going up the glen of Machudi or the Letsitela he bore away to the north for the valley of the Klein Letaba. The pace at which he moved must have been amazing. Prester John by John Buchan

Edgar Allan Poe It was in pursuance of my duty that I had been insulted, and I bore the insult like a man. Humorous Tales by Edgar Allan Poe

Charles Stur Notwithstanding the spirit and firmness with which the colonists bore their reverses, there could not but be a gloom over the community where every thing seemed to be on the brink of ruin. An account of the sea coast and interior of South Australia by Charles Stur

Wilkie Collins Mr. Dunboyne read the letter which bore the Minister’s signature, and handed it to his son. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Rudyard Kipling The hotel stationery advertised that Tacoma bore on its face all the advantages of the highest civilisation, and the newspapers sang the same tune in a louder key. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Henry Handel Richardson They bore their losses philosophically. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

All this they bore to the ships of King Alf, and Hjordis and bondmaid went them. The Story of the Volsungs by translated by William Morris and Eirikr Magnusson

It is true that these shutters bore traces in which the eye of an observer could not fail to recognize bullet-holes. The Corsican Brothers by Alexandre Dumas [1844]

This voyage is the subject of a well-known apostrophe in The Pleasures of Hope, beginning— And such thy strength-inspiring aid that bore The hardy Byron from his native shore. Byron by John Nichol [1880]