Phrases with "borrowed"

Ford Madox Ford And when I say that he borrowed a good deal of money from Edward I do not mean to say that he had more than a thousand pounds from him during the five years that the connection lasted. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch So we borrowed the parson’s manure-cart, and cleaned it thoroughly, and drove in together. The Haunted Dragoon by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch [1893]

Tobias Smolle When he had no merchandize, he borrowed money off them upon the credit of what he should bring when he was better provided. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

I borrowed Scaife’s telescope, and before lunch went for a walk along the Ruff. I kept well behind the rows of villas, and found a good observation point on the edge of the golf-course. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan [1915]

Anthony Trollope On one occasion he borrowed thirty pounds from Miss Baker; a circumstance which their intimacy, perhaps, made excusable. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

John Galsworthy Then old Jolyon said: “What did you sign?” “I borrowed a hundred and fifty, and promised to pay two hundred in six months. On Forsyte ’Change by John Galsworthy

William Makepeace Thackeray That I borrowed 20lb of her is TREW. But she confesses I paid it back. Burlesques by William Makepeace Thackeray

Arnold Bennett He descended to his sister’s room and borrowed Maggie’s ink and a pen, and took an envelope, tripping like a thief. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Anthony Trollope He had twice borrowed Mr. Neefit’s money, and on this latter occasion had taken it on the express understanding that he was to propose to Mr. Neefit’s daughter. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

First he borrowed big scissors from Mrs Fairweather, and clipped the little dog’s shaggy fleece and his superabundant beard and whiskers. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

William Makepeace Thackeray He had commenced his speculations with twenty, borrowed from a fellow-servant. Burlesques by William Makepeace Thackeray

Anthony Trollope He came down to my little box, where I, and my missus, and my girl lives quiet and decent, to borrow money;—and he borrowed it. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Robert Green Ingersoll Banish me from Eden when you will; but first let me eat of the fruit of the tree of knowledge! Some nations have borrowed their gods; of this number, we are compelled to say, is our own. The Gods by Robert Green Ingersoll

Henry Lawson Four or five of the funeral, who were boarders at the pub, borrowed a trap which the landlord used to carry passengers to and from the railway station. While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson

John Locke Such borrowed wealth, like fairy money, though it were gold in the hand from which he received it, will be but leaves and dust when it comes to use. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

D. H. Lawrence They told me at the Hollies that, after a bad attack of delirium tremens, George had been sent to Papplewick in the lonely country to stay with Emily. I borrowed a bicycle to ride the nine miles. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

In times of illness she borrowed from Mrs. Thursby (who had all Miss Young’s works, and selections from the publications of the S.P.C.K.). Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley [1889]

In a book of abnormal psychology borrowed from the college library, he had once seen a picture of a woman sleeping in a net hammock whose posture was much like Homer’s. The Day of the Locust by Nathanael Wes

The good man of Sandy-Knowe, wishing to breed sheep, and being destitute of capital, borrowed 30l. Sir Walter Scott by Richard H. Hutton [1878]

How did you get it to go?” With my guilty consciousness of the tooth-brush and the borrowed oil-can, I was disposed to be evasive. Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

Benjamin Disraeli It would seem that the man had borrowed the beast’s body, and the beast the man’s mind. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

In the Ramblas they halted us while a borrowed band played some revolutionary tune or other. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

Karl Philipp Moritz For this purpose I borrowed a prayer-book of my host. Travels in England in 1782 by Karl Philipp Moritz

Sir Walter Scott In half a minute, young Lord Evandale threw himself from his horse, borrowed a gun from a servant, and, as we have already noticed, hit the mark. Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Rudyard Kipling He borrowed all the crew to shore up the cylinders with spars and blocks from the bottom and sides of the ship. The Day’s Work by Rudyard Kipling [1898]

Edith Wharton Her dress never seemed a part of her; all her clothes had an impersonal air, as though they had belonged to someone else and been borrowed in an emergency that had somehow become chronic. The Touchstone by Edith Wharton [1900]

Arthur Conan Doyle If I borrowed from any one it would be from you. Beyond the City by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

One thing he did condescend to do: he borrowed all the loose cash which I had in my pockets. The Woman with One Hand by Richard Marsh

Maria Edgeworth I gave him a direction to my college, and for his gratification, in truth, more than for my own, I borrowed the magazine containing the life of Mendelssohn, which he was so anxious to lend me. Harrington by Maria Edgeworth

Quoth he, “Good Brother What-e’er- thy-name-may-be, as thou hast borrowed my bed so freely I’ll e’en borrow thy clothes in return. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood. by Written and illustrated by Howard Pyle

Walter Scott Up then spake the Queen o' Fairies, Out o' a bush o' broom — —“She that has borrowed young Tamlane, Has gotten a stately groom. The Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border by Walter Scott [1802-1803]

Anthony Hope He had enough nobility to resent his borrowed credit, without the fortitude to endure it manfully. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

Anthony Trollope The money was borrowed for the purpose of buying certain premises, and, I believe, was laid out in that way. Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope [1865]

Guy de Maupassan It is nothing but borrowed money anyway. Bel Ami by Guy de Maupassan

A rough analogy may be borrowed from the sensitive film used for the production of a photographic negative. A Bride from the Bush by E. W. Hornung [1890]

Robert Green Ingersoll Every thing you can think of — every thing you can dream of, is borrowed from your surroundings — everything. On Hell by Robert Green Ingersoll

Henry James You had to pay to get on, but at least you borrowed from others to do it. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

Ranelagh may have borrowed —” “Ranelagh wore his own coat and hat. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

Mark Twain A more advanced civilization produced more incidents, more episodes; the actor and the story-teller borrowed them. What is Man? and other essays by Mark Twain

Anthony Trollope When I borrowed £5,000 from you, it was not understood that I was to be called upon for the money in three or four months’ time. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu He knew himself what his harangue was driving at, although it borrowed the vagueness of the sky he was looking on. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

She did this with all her native Celt pleasure in the irregular, heaping his bed with borrowed luxury and suffocating with giggles. The Singing Sands by Josephine Tey [1952]

When the English borrowed it they adapted it, in the metrical tales of Chaucer, to the genius of their nation, which was then both poetical and humorous. Literature and Life by William Dean Howells

Sir Thomas Browne It is an honourable object to see the reasons of other men wear our liveries, and their borrowed understandings do homage to the bounty of ours. Religio Medici by Sir Thomas Browne [1643]

On the first Sunday Dorothy borrowed a basin from the Turles and washed first her hair, then her underclothes and Nobby’s shirt. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

Lord Peyton had concealed my name even from them; and secured their care of me under a borrowed appellation. A Description of Millenium Hall and the Country Adjacent by Sarah Sco

Henry Lawson But they wished to reach a certain shed next day, so — after the ancient had borrowed about a pound of meat for bait — they went on, and left him fishing contentedly. While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson

Thomas Carlyle If he owed any man? A voice answered, “Yes, me three drachms,” borrowed on such an occasion. On Heroes and Hero Worship and the Heroic in History by Thomas Carlyle

Sinclair Lewis He borrowed a hundred francs from Sue, on sight, and that night he negligently seduced her. Kingsblood Royal by Sinclair Lewis

Baldwin Spencer The drawing, or Churinga ilpintira, was completed before the arrival of the messengers bearing the borrowed Churinga, and, when done, it was carefully concealed from view with branches. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Algernon Blackwood Only, what is borrowed in this way must always be returned, for otherwise the equilibrium is destroyed, and the borrower suffers until he puts it right again. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

John Hill Burton Hence, fictitious entities cannot appear in language, our instrument of thought, except through the use of borrowed words. Introduction to the Study of the Works of Jeremy Bentham by John Hill Burton

Arnold Bennett Well, I borrowed the ten pounds from Janet. So of course I had to pay it back, hadn’t I?” “How is Janet?” he asked in a new, lighter tone. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

Edith Wharton On one side is the private fact that my wife, without my knowledge, borrowed money from Fleetwood just before I appointed him to an important post; on the other side is his public record and mine. The Hermit and the Wild Woman and other stories by Edith Wharton [1908]

Walter Scott To use the common expression, borrowed from another amusement, all is fish that comes in the net on such occasions. Castle Dangerous by Walter Scott [1832]

Robert Louis Stevenson And there is scarcely a detail of external effect in the chronicles and romances of the time, but might have been borrowed at second hand from a piece of tapestry. Familiar Studies of Men and Books by Robert Louis Stevenson

Anthony Trollope The accusation which is thus brought against him is borrowed from Sallust, and is no doubt false; but I take it in the spirit in which it is made. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Rudyard Kipling It died down, and Kim lay out behind the little knot of Mahbub’s followers, almost under the wheels of a horse-truck, a borrowed blanket for covering. Kim by Rudyard Kipling [1901]

I should look like a housemaid in borrowed plumes. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Olaf Stapledon Then I borrowed your Bateson’s Heredity and took it off to my own room. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

Rudyard Kipling Followin’ on receipt of it, he borrowed a couple of men off the platoon, to slue ‘er round or somethin’. Debits and Credits by Rudyard Kipling [1926]

Ford Madox Ford When monsieur had borrowed forty pounds of her. Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

Tobias Smolle He would have borrowed another, but finding me deaf to his arguments, went away in a pet. The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smolle

He did his best for me; he borrowed a goodly number of guineas from Rangsley, who travelled with a bag of them at his saddle-bow, ready to pay his men their seven shillings a head for the run. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Henry James It would not have alleviated her companion’s distress to perceive, just then, whence she had sympathetically borrowed this ingenuity. The Europeans by Henry James [1878]

Anthony Trollope And she has borrowed large sums of money from me. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Nathaniel Hawthorne Besides there were a few works on local antiquities, a county-history borrowed from the Master’s library, in which Hammond appeared to have been lately reading. The Ancestral Footstep by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Perhaps the face might have wanted animation; but perhaps, also, it borrowed from that want an attraction. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

These nomads had on two occasions borrowed money from the Moravian missionaries for the payment of the Kashmiri tribute, and had repaid it before it was due, showing much gratitude for the loans. Among the Tibetans by Isabella L. Bird [1894]

Lewis Carroll They borrowed nought; they stole nought. A Tangled Tale by Lewis Carroll

Edith Wharton It was his one refuge from material and moral conditions so stifling and embittering that but for that other world to escape to he would have borrowed a revolver and made an end. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

Wilkie Collins He borrowed two hundred pounds of Oscar; and left off commanding red herrings in the day and disturbing Mrs. Finch at night, immediately afterwards. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

This was the kind of man she had dreamed of, and she had accepted in his stead the first frivolous, foppish youth whom chance had presented to her, under a borrowed name. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

H. G. Wells Bert began to light matches from a borrowed boxful, and search for a half-crown that still eluded him among the charred remains. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

Dean Presto might have borrowed from them a hint for his Yahoos. The threat to empty the Alugu (rum) upon the sand was efficacious. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

Edith Wharton Vance had last seen Lorry Spear on the day when the latter had borrowed ten dollars of him. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

Anthony Trollope A great deal of money had been spent lately, and unless money was borrowed without security and at a great cost — to which Mr Goffe was averse — the sum needed could hardly be provided at once. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

The second hamr was either borrowed or created for the purpose. The Book of Were-Wolves by S. Baring-Gould [1865]

G. K. Chesterton They found that he had set out on the little shelf, as on a table, all the illumination paints (presumably borrowed from Miss Ashley), paints of gold and silver and all the colours of the rainbow. The Return of Don Quixote by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

Well, I borrowed a pound, and bribed the housemaid to give her the note, which she did. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

Henry Kingsley To use a borrowed simile, it was like the mournful, beautiful autumn sunset, before the dark night closes in. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

Sigmund Freud In the first place, he had returned the kettle undamaged; in the second place it already had holes in it when he borrowed it; and in the third place, he had never borrowed it at all. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Charles Dickens Then I bethought me of a crutch, the shape being much the same, and I borrowed one in the village, and displayed it to my sister with considerable confidence. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

Unless — and here came in the cause of Archie’s worry — unless the five thousand pounds was borrowed from Sir Frank Random, the Professor would have to content himself with the Maltese mummy. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

M. P. Shiel I ran direct to the stables, knocked up everybody, ordered the brougham, then into the house, woke up Olivia, borrowed five pounds from her, then back for the stables. The Lost Viol by M. P. Shiel [1905]

Sinclair Lewis They borrowed cigarettes from each other; they went out at the most improbable hours to have flap-jacks and coffee at an all-night lunch; and together they candled test-tubes charged with death. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

Algernon Blackwood He borrowed from human terms the only words that offered, while aware that he falsely introduced the personal into that which was essentially impersonal. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Mark Twain Along during the morning I borrowed a sheet and a white shirt off of the clothes-line; and I found an old sack and put them in it, and we went down and got the fox-fire, and put that in too. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Rudyard Kipling I went off to a village and borrowed two big hoes — I did not want the villagers to help — while the Major arranged — the other matters. Plain Tales from the Hills by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

H.P. Lovecraft Before trying the record on the commercial machine which I borrowed from the college administration building I carefully went over all the explanatory matter in Akeley’s various letters. The Whisperer in Darkness by H.P. Lovecraft [1930]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I borrowed a chauffeur’s overcoat, put it on over all my things and a cap that hid my face. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

She borrowed an old Ford touring car from a friend. Miss Lonelyhearts by Nathanael West [1933]

Being particularly in want of supplies, he borrowed a sovereign or two from his friends, and came off direct to see the reason why. Getting Away by Ellen Wood [1871]

Wilkie Collins The next day, I borrowed the newspaper, to enjoy the pride of seeing my composition in print. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Henry James The life at the Villa Pandolfini, when it had fairly defined itself, was tranquil and monotonous, but it might have borrowed from exquisite circumstance an absorbing charm. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

Thomas Carlyle I make but little of his praises of Allah, which many praise; they are borrowed I suppose mainly from the Hebrew, at least they are far surpassed there. On Heroes and Hero Worship and the Heroic in History by Thomas Carlyle

He had even borrowed a needle from Lorenheim and darned his socks — a tedious job, but better than inking the places where your ankle shows through. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

Jack London Several days passed during which I read Ernest’s books, borrowed from my father. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

In this instance the taste had perhaps really been borrowed from France, though often enough we impute to France what is the native growth of all minds placed in similar circumstances. Pope by Thomas De Quincey

Jonathan Swif I borrowed coat, boots, and horse, and in short we had all the difficulties, and more than we used to have in making a party from Trim to Longfield’s. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

Madame Gaudron borrowed an iron of ours, which you must get from her. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

I met a company of soldiers outside the walls; I borrowed a horse from one of them, and hastened to my sister. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

I borrowed from my friend the bookbinder a German novel, which had for me a message of lasting cheer. My Literary Passions by William Dean Howells

Jack London When there was famine and no money, money was borrowed from Porportuk, and the Indians still went away content. Lost Face by Jack London

Henry Handel Richardson A quarter of an hour had still to elapse before the doors opened; and Maurice borrowed his companion’s textbook, and read studiously, to acquaint himself with the plot of the opera. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Guy de Maupassan He sold all his canvases, borrowed money from his friends, realizing twenty thousand francs (he was not well known then), and left them for her one morning with a note of farewell. The Model (Femme d'artiste) by Guy de Maupassan

Zona Gale On the other side was a wood of slim trunks, all depths of shadow and delicacies of borrowed light in little pools. Romance Island by Zona Gale [1906]

Frank, when his hair should have been trimmed up a little, was to put himself into a borrowed coat and to follow on presently. Sandstone Torr by Ellen Wood [1874]

Wilkie Collins He took a wooden stool, and seated himself by Cristel. “Borrowed furniture,” he said, “as well as borrowed tea-things. The Guilty River by Wilkie Collins [1886]

Rudyard Kipling An’ this went on till one day I broke out, an’ borrowed th’ brass for a drink from ‘Liza. After fower days I come back, wi’ my tail between my legs, just to see ‘Liza again. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Anthony Trollope Cicero did defend P. Sulla this year; but whence came the story of the money borrowed from Sulla we do not know. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Arnold Bennett Nothing had happened there, because the life of the household had never adjusted itself to the new, borrowed convention of the “breakfast-room. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

Sir Walter Scott The king, I am told, could not sit upright for a fortnight, though all the cushions in Falkland were placed in his chair of state, and the Provost of Dunfermline’s borrowed to the boot of all. The Fortunes of Nigel by Sir Walter Scott [1822]

George Gissing What was more, on that very night he had first made Greenacre’s acquaintance at a bar; they swore eternal brotherhood, and Greenacre borrowed half a sovereign, never repaid. The Town Traveller by George Gissing [1897]

Oddly enough — as Lucy recollected when it was too late to speak — she quite forgot to relate what Widow Anne had said about the borrowed clothes. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

She lets me blaze in borrowed splendour sometimes, but I take no pleasure in my finery. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

Directly he was round the corner I borrowed his turnout and drove it for a good two miles until I was right on the other side of the city. The House on the Island by Arthur Gask [1931]

The other land-tongue, adjoining to the south, is known as the Umm Ruús, or “Mother of Heads.” I cannot find out whence Ruppell borrowed his “Omel Hassanie” (Umm el-Hassání?). The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

Let theologians discard and wipe out with sponges those old women’s tales of so rapid a spinning round of the heavens borrowed from certain inconsiderate philosophers. On the Magnet by William Gilber

There was not a tree in the garden whose foliage was not illumined as by the light of a setting sun; and the breeze spoke to her in a voice whose melody was borrowed from her own heart. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

Robert Louis Stevenson Once he reviews his whole command, And chivalrously planting hand On hip — a borrowed attitude — Rides off downhill into the wood. New Poems by Robert Louis Stevenson

She still insists that Sidney borrowed the clothes, saying that Archie wanted them. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

Anthony Trollope It is then argued that we in England did not borrow nearly so fast as they have borrowed in the States. That is true. North America by Anthony Trollope

But I won’t deceive you about it; it’s one that Mrs. Knowles sent back that she’d borrowed from me, and I can’t fancy it myself, out of her house. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Anthony Trollope I borrowed it only for a fortnight; and in order that I might repay it, I was obliged to ask you for the price of the horse. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

Two Swiss officers of his acquaintance undertook to convey Gibbon from France as one of their companions, under an assumed name, and in borrowed regimentals. Gibbon by James Cotter Morison [1878]

Jules Verne John looked attentively, and in order to make it out, borrowed Paganel’s telescope. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

When Loki, the Northern god of evil, went in quest of the stolen Idunn, he borrowed of Freyja her falcon dress, and at once became, to all intents and purposes, a falcon. The Book of Were-Wolves by S. Baring-Gould [1865]

Wilkie Collins You know that I am poor?” “The only poor friend of mine,” Dick remarked, “who has never borrowed money of me. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

However, being now a desperate gamester, and throwing for his last stake, he borrowed this sum, and took it within a heavy heart to his appointment with Skinner. Skinner never came. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Andrew Lang If his pockets were empty he borrowed of his neighbours, but he always took good care to prevent his scolding wife from finding out that he had done so. The Crimson Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Henry Adams One morning when the party was camped high above Estes Park, on the flank of Long’s Peak, he borrowed a rod, and rode down over a rough trail into Estes Park, for some trout. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

In order to seek Thor’s lost hammer, Loki borrowed again of Freyja her feather dress, and as be flew away in it, the feathers sounded as they winnowed the breeze (fjaðrhamr dunði). The Book of Were-Wolves by S. Baring-Gould [1865]

It was exceedingly dark; and I had some difficulty in finding the cow-house, whence I borrowed a spade, and a truck with wheels, ordinarily used for moving sacks of potatoes. The Miraculous Revenge by George Bernard Shaw

Willa Cather Thea had repaid the money she had borrowed from him, and he assured her that if she happened to be short of funds for the journey, she had only to cable him. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Arthur Conan Doyle Holmes was so charmed with one of them that he insisted on drawing it in his notebook, broke his pencil, had to borrow one from our host, and finally borrowed a knife to sharpen his own. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

Anthony Trollope You borrowed it, I believe, just at the time that he became the lady’s trustee?’ ‘Yes,’ said Undy; ‘I did so. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

Furthermore, he received advances from publishers and editors, he trafficked in endorsed notes, he borrowed and lived on credit. Honore de Balzac by Albert Keim and Louis Lumet [1914]

Guy de Maupassan The day that she had foreseen soon came; the Brazilian’s banker “unaccountably” had omitted to send him any money, and so he borrowed some of her. An Exotic Prince by Guy de Maupassan

Arthur Conan Doyle The time came, however, when the borrowed money was to be repaid, and once again the firm was in danger. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Rudyard Kipling Yes; there’s not a stone shifted anywhere; but how are you? I borrowed the Rao Sahib’s launch, and he was good enough to come along. The Day’s Work by Rudyard Kipling [1898]

George Borrow Though under the necessity of making frequent journeys to Salamanca, he kept no mule, but contented himself with an ass, borrowed from the neighbouring miller. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

Most of the women borrowed at some time, and a few families lived entirely on borrowing the day before pay-day. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Sinclair Lewis They didn’t know it, but he had slyly borrowed a portable radio from his friend, the local R. C. priest, Father Stephen Perefixe, and he was going to hear Prang whether or no. It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis

If I had heard in time, and if I could have borrowed a fresh horse, I would have ridden straight on to ——. The Hand on the Latch by Mary Cholmondeley [1908]

Samuel Johnson The hint of “The Hymn to Contentment” I suspect to have been borrowed from Cleveland. The general character of Parnell is not great extent of comprehension or fertility of mind. Lives of the Poets by Samuel Johnson

Certainly with his borrowed trousers, much stained collar, and draggled tie (for Jaikie had forgotten to bring from Castle Gay these minor adornments), he did not look like a moneyed man. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

Robert Green Ingersoll This borrowed god is still an object of some adoration, and this adopted devil still excites the apprehensions of our people. The Gods by Robert Green Ingersoll

Willa Cather Bixby borrowed twenty-five dollars from me, and took his lunch hour to go shopping with his wife and choose the satin. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather [1925]

John Galsworthy In the meantime, the General borrowed slightly on his life assurance policy and paid his taxes. Over the River by John Galsworthy

H. G. Wells But old Mrs Greedle, who did for them in Mary Clarkson’s borrowed week-end cottage, never betrayed a shadow of doubt about that very loosely fitting wedding ring. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

Wilkie Collins I borrowed my friend’s carriage, and drove straight to Browndown. We have had a long and cordial talk. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Charles Kingsley And if any shall say to us, as it has been said ere now —“After all, your new Gothic churches are but imitations, shams, borrowed symbols, which to you symbolise nothing. Grots and Groves by Charles Kingsley

I borrowed only ten pounds, but he would quite as readily have made it fifty had I wished. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

H. G. Wells Behind the shop was an extremely small room, the “parlour,” with a fireplace, a borrowed light and glass-door upon the shop and a larger window upon the yard behind. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Guy de Maupassant I could hardly deny the request, and so he borrowed ten francs from me for the cost of the christening, as he said. The Christening (Le Baptême) by Guy de Maupassant [1884]

I got into debt — I borrowed from this man. Mr. Justice Raffles by E. W. Hornung [1909]

Arnold Bennett She never did return it when she borrowed it, and probably she never would. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

And in the morning he borrowed a small case from Tommy, and packed into it the bare necessities of existence for a week or so. The Singing Sands by Josephine Tey [1952]

Andrew Lang The American faith is certainly not borrowed from Europe, so it is less likely that the African creed is borrowed. The Making of Religion by Andrew Lang

Leo Tolstoy When his capital was gone he still continued to buy with borrowed money, and has become involved in such difficulties that he cannot free himself. Ivan the Fool by Leo Tolstoy

Anthony Trollope I borrowed him from Claremorris.’ Mr O’Joscelyn gave a look of horror and astonishment. The Kellys and the O’Kellys by Anthony Trollope

Andrew Lang These lines describe cremation, and Mr. Leaf does not think them borrowed from the “later” VII. 79, 80, but that VII. 79, 80 are “perhaps borrowed” from XXII. 342, 343. Homer and His Age by Andrew Lang

It was awkwardly evident that his wife had no notion of suffering him to hide his borrowed light under a bushel. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

She wore an odd gown, pink one way, blue another; you might have thought she had borrowed its colours from their copper teakettle. A Tragedy by Ellen Wood [1886]

Robert Louis Stevenson I set myself to the task with a tape-line; it seemed a dreary business; then I borrowed a prismatic compass, and tackled the task afresh. Vailima Letters by Robert Louis Stevenson

It borrowed acupuncture and the moxa from the Japanese heathen, and was taught the use of lobelia by the American savage. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

Simon Rede with the borrowed cloak had bested him nobly. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

But Jonson commonly bettered his sources, and putting the stamp of his sovereignty on whatever bullion he borrowed made it thenceforward to all time current and his own. Ben Jonson by Felix E. Schelling

But the uses to which Montesquieu put this borrowed plot were all his own. Landmarks in Literature--French by Lytton Strachey

I had still the remnant of my borrowed thirty pounds, and amongst these northern hills I felt myself a millionaire. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

Then, he borrowed a few cigarettes from a large box that he saw on the kitchen dresser, and finally, he picked up a newspaper and sat interestedly reading upon the edge of the table. The House on the Island by Arthur Gask [1931]

Edith Wharton For the first year I managed to put off paying — then I borrowed small sums here and there. New Year’s Day by Edith Wharton

Theodore Dreiser We’ve borrowed our last dollar and hypothecated our last share. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Edith Wharton But a big dinner, with a hired chef and two borrowed footmen, with Roman punch, roses from Henderson’s, and menus on gilt-edged cards, was a different affair, and not to be lightly undertaken. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton [1920]

He borrowed a good horse, and scarce drew rein till he reached Deventer, quite late in the afternoon. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Ralph Waldo Emerson The man is physically as well as metaphysically a thing of shreds and patches, borrowed unequally from good and bad ancestors, and a misfit from the start. The Conduct of Life by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1860]

Anthony Trollope This was hard upon the doctor, for he was not in debt, and had borrowed no money. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

It is borrowed from Miss Baillie, the first dramatic poet of the age. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

Some malicious person communicated to Laura that Petrarch was imposing upon her, and that he was secretly addressing his love and his poetry to another lady under a borrowed name. The Life of Petrarch by Thomas Campbell

With this view he borrowed money wherever he could get it, and succeeded in obtaining two hundred thousand florins from a merchant named De Meer, to aid, as he said, in discovering the water of life. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

I would have borrowed without a qualm from him, but now I should have to ask Willoughby, and somehow the idea did not too well please me, although I knew the loan would be only until the morrow. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

Algernon Blackwood Toogood borrowed a cigar and waited for someone to offer him a match before he lit it. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

H. G. Wells Just before the rush of sunrise I borrowed Pollack’s gun, walked down the planks, clambered over the quap heaps and prowled along the beach. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

Ethel’s heart had been filled by her father; and all affection, all interest, borrowed their force from his memory. Lodore by Mary Shelley

Ford Madox Ford Perhaps he had never borrowed before . A Man Could Stand Up by Ford Madox Ford [1926]

Anton Chekhov As soon as it was morning he borrowed a horse from a neighbour and took Marfa to the hospital. The Chorus Girl and other stories by Anton Chekhov

Elizabeth Gaskell We crossed the court, borrowed a lantern from the ostler, and scrambled up the rude steps to our chamber above the stable. The Grey Woman by Elizabeth Gaskell [1861]

Theodore Dreiser The architect had borrowed somewhat from the Tudor school, yet not so elaborated as later became the style in many of the residences in Philadelphia and elsewhere. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

G. K. Chesterton That means that he borrowed the first two quite recently from some cottage, as we supposed, but the ladder has been a long time in this rotten old dustbin. The Man Who Knew Too Much by G. K. Chesterton

Gertrude Stein Nine shall combine Straichy and purl wilt and borrowed moans. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

Anthony Trollope He drew Clare, but drew it blank; and then, leaving his own horses, he borrowed two others for himself and Barney, and went on upon his route. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Mark Twain It borrowed from preceding ages; it lent to the ages that came after. What is Man? and other essays by Mark Twain

Found I hadn’t a pencil, borrowed one from the conductor, and figured on it roughly all the way in town. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

I borrowed the wickedness of men, and threatened his life, and to tell his true lover he died false to her, Ah! you shrink your foot trembles. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

George Meredith I cannot wear borrowed jewels. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Voltaire’s most striking expressions are too often borrowed from his predecessors. Books and Characters by Lytton Strachey

Rudyard Kipling A gray princess-skirt borrowed from a day-boy’s mother and a spotted cotton bodice unsystematically padded with imposition-paper make one ridiculous. Stalky & Co. by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Arnold Bennett Mr. Cannon read it over, and then Arthur Dayson borrowed the old clerk’s vile pen and with the ceremonious delays due to his sense of his own importance, flourishingly added the signature. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

Sir Walter Scott Love, as usual in such cases, borrowed the name of friendship, used her language, and claimed her privileges. Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott [1816]