Phrases with "both"

Here Pallas urges on, and Lausus there: Of equal youth and beauty both appear, But both by fate forbid to breathe their native air. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

T. E. Lawrence To my ears they sounded oddly primitive battles, with torrents of words on both sides in a preliminary match of wits. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Ivan Turgenev He bowed low to me, grasping his cap in both hands, and drove off at a walking pace over the level snow of the deserted street, full of the grey fog of a January frost. Dream tales and prose poems by Ivan Turgenev

E. F. Benson Of course, they’re both as chaste as snow, chaster if possible. Lucia in London by E. F. Benson [1927]

As for Sir Julian Crum, the self-contained, the cynical, he was seen for an instant, wheeled about on the music-stool, grasping the singer by both hands. Stingaree by E. W. Hornung [1905]

E. Phillips Oppenheim This morning, however, both his breakfast and letters remained for some time untouched. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

They both trembled at the idea of it. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

G. K. Chesterton For the powerful class will choose two courses of action, both of them safe for itself, and then give the democracy the gratification of taking one course or the other. A Miscellany of Men by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

Olaf Stapledon Let me tell of one case, unique, yet typical of thousands on both sides of the line. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Arthur Conan Doyle MacCoy still held the loaded revolver in his hand, but his anger against me and my resentment towards him had both for the moment been swallowed up in this sudden tragedy. Tales of Terror and Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle [1923]

Arthur Conan Doyle A strange foreboding came over me, and I seized my lover’s hand in both my own. The Winning Shot by Arthur Conan Doyle

His dear child’s life! Lying back in his chair he covered his face with both his hands. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

George Gissing Joseph pondered deeply with himself whether he should tell his wife the truth or not; there were arguments for both courses. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Henry Kingsley Among fig trees and pomegranates, and so leaving the garden, along the dry slippery grass, towards the hoarse rushing river, both silent till they reached it. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

T. H. Huxley I hold that both written and oral examinations are indispensable, and, by requiring the description of specimens, they may be made to supplement demonstration. Essays by T. H. Huxley

The Squire pounced upon him, and shook both his hands as if he would never let them go again. Abel Crew by Ellen Wood [1874]

H. G. Wells The precise offence I never knew, whether it centred round the lodger, one or both of the husbands or some person or persons unknown. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

F. Scott Fitzgerald As it became plainer to both of them that escape did not lie in the way of popular literature, there was a further slipping of their mutual confidence and courage. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

E. Phillips Oppenheim When that has been studied for twenty-four hours in both capitals, the time will have arrived. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

You’ve nothing to gain by lying for you’ll both be identified from Sydney within forty-eight hours. Cloud the Smiter by Arthur Gask [1926]

Then, with them both being of age, they would be married immediately after. The Man of Death by Arthur Gask [1945]

Benjamin Disraeli This announcement occasioned both Cadurcis and Venetia poignant affliction. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

Charles Dickens They were now both standing by the side of her couch, and she was working at her lace-pillow. Mugby Junction by Charles Dickens [1866]

Is it to be dumbness between us?” There was a moment’s silence in the room — a crucial moment, it seemed to both of them. A Daughter of To-Day by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1894]

Anthony Trollope This thought occurred to both of them, but neither of them spoke; indeed, they were moving too quickly, and with too much trouble to be able to speak. La Vendée by Anthony Trollope

His face was very charming, ugly because the nose was too large and the mouth too small, but eyes and mouth both were wrinkled and lined with kindliness and humour. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Nathaniel Hawthorne But just as they reached a proper age for their union misfortunes had fallen heavily on both and made it necessary that they should resort to personal labor for a bare subsistence. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Bram Stoker She was prepared, however, for this, both by her former experience and the natural fighting instinct within her. The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker [1911]

Even in times of less excitement, they were so common as to be deemed unworthy of note by the regular chroniclers of events, except in cases where one or both of the combatants were killed. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Elizabeth Gaskell Can you stand it, Margaret? It will be a trial, I know, to both of us, but it will be a pleasure to me, at least. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

Samuel Johnson The report is, I believe, in both parts of the Island equally false. A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson

H.P. Lovecraft In my nervousness I kept the revolver clutched in my right hand, being able to take care of both valise and flashlight with my left. The Whisperer in Darkness by H.P. Lovecraft [1930]

The hot weather or the doctor, or both of them together, had rattled him a lot. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

Tobias Smolle I know an English gentleman who always travels with the courier in Italy, both by sea and land. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

Jules Verne Michael Strogoff was accustomed both to the sort of vehicle and the mode of traveling. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

Besides, and she did not hypocritically hide from herself the fact, a marriage to him would be a splendid thing for her both socially and from a monetary point of view too. His Prey was Man by Arthur Gask [1942]

Olaf Stapledon For the first time I not only changed the posture of my musical limbs but moved bodily, both in the dimension of pitch and the “level” dimension. Collected Stories by Olaf Stapledon

Arnold Bennett They both knew it and felt it. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

Robert Louis Stevenson I picked up both that and his brogues, wished him a good morning, and set off upon my way, leaving him barefoot and disarmed. Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson

Dusk had just fallen as we went up the tower and, for a long while, we both stood silent watching the lights of the far-flung city beneath us. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

Virginia Woolf There! They’ve melted into it — both man and woman. Jacob’s Room by Virginia Woolf [1920]

A. E. W. Mason The Khalifa remarked to them that they were both to be employed upon the manufacture of gunpowder, with which the armies of the Turks were shortly to be overwhelmed. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

Andrew Lang He was thinking of his mother and how poor they were since his father, who was a fisherman, had been drowned at sea, and wondering what he should do to earn a living for both of them. The Lilac Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Later works were Walden (1854), and The Maine Woods (1864), and Cape Cod (1865), accounts of excursions and observations, both published after his death. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

Anthony Trollope On the next day, as a matter of course, all the difficulties and dangers of such a marriage as that which was now projected were insisted on by both father and mother. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing Then I saw them both go away together. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

Thou, Bacchus, god of joys and friendly cheer, And gracious Juno, both be present here! And you, my lords of Tyre, your vows address To Heav’n with mine, to ratify the peace. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

Henry James The poor man was in truth humiliated, and there were things as to which that kept us both silent. The Next Time by Henry James [1895]

He said they would get Blendiron and Fallon for themselves, if they were to be got, and when I told him they were both dead he glared at me as if I were mad. The Lonely House by Arthur Gask [1929]

Wilkie Collins The messenger was informed, by my master’s orders, that you had gone abroad, and he and his letter were both sent about their business together. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

Charles Dickens Bessy was convinced, first by her aunt, and then by her unclehonestly convinced on both sides of the argument; and so, for the time, able to sympathise with each. The Haunted House by Charles Dickens [1859]

Anthony Trollope It was not said, but it was understood by both of them that it was so; and each understood what was in the heart of the other. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Thinking what an angel you are,” he added in low, impassioned, yet reverent tones, as he bent forward to look up in her face, and took both her hands for a moment in his. The Beginning of the End by Ellen Wood [1869]

Elizabeth Gaskell Ruth gave the Bradshaws the highest satisfaction, as Mr Bradshaw often said both to her and to the Bensons; indeed, she rather winced under his pompous approbation. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

George Gissing I feel almost sure that before tomorrow they will both be pawned for drink, but I could not do otherwise. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Upon seeing each other, both Colonna and Orlandini made a movement, which left no doubt of their mutual repulsion; nevertheless they continued to advance. The Corsican Brothers by Alexandre Dumas [1844]

H. G. Wells A growing miscellany of people are saying — it is GETTING ABOUT— that “World Pax is possible”, a World Pax in which men will be both united and free and creative. The New World Order by H. G. Wells

Andrew Lang Dig your spurs in my body up to the rowel, draw your sword, and keep yourself ready, for we shall have to leap over both bridge and dragon. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

G. K. Chesterton That’s how we first became friends, by both being fond of the eighteenth-century style; balance and antithesis and all that. The Paradoxes of Mr. Pond by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

Sir Walter Scott To Aunt Judith the Lady Hermione was kind and civil, but their intercourse was rare; on which account the elder lady felt some pangs both of curiosity and injured dignity. The Fortunes of Nigel by Sir Walter Scott [1822]

They both appear to me to be of the kind who will always think before they speak. The Vengeance of Larose by Arthur Gask [1939]

Elizabeth Gaskell The physical signs of his suffering cut her to the heart; and yet she wondered how it was that they could both be alive, or, if alive, they were not rending their garments and crying aloud. A Dark Night’s Work by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

These presentation copies amount to two at the lest, both octavoes, and one of them entitled The Father’s—something or other; what was it?—Assistant, perhaps. Autobiographical Sketches by Thomas De Quincey [1853]

Charles Dickens They both clung to the main yard of the ship, which had broken from the mast, and now supported them. A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens [1852]

George Gissing Though in unlike ways, both were impressively modern. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Jules Verne A few wolverines or gluttons were also despatched, their fur is reddish-brown, and that of the lynx, light-red with black spots; both are of considerable value. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

H. G. Wells That is the danger ahead for both of you. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

Gaston Leroux They brought the greetings of Feodor Feodorovitch, who still had a little fever, and of Thaddeus Tchitchnikoff, the Lithuanian, who had both legs broken. The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux [1913]

He wished them to divide it; but they would not do this, both vehemently insisting that our adventurer should decide who ought to keep the whole. Ralph Rashleigh by James Tucker

Wilkie Collins For one moment she held the letter out over the rubbish in both hands — the next she drew back shuddering violently, and turned round so as to face her husband again. The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins [1857]

I don’t like her, and she doesn’t like me, and we both know it. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Jules Verne The shores of the lake continued invisible on both the Canadian and the American side. The Master of the World by Jules Verne [1904]

Elizabeth Gaskell Mr. Bronte had but a small stipend, and was both charitable and liberal. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

Now both of these are against sense. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

George Gissing Piers folded it in both his own. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

How could it, even if they did fall in love with one another and make it up to get married? But they were both able to take care of themselves, and it was no use interfering with ’em either. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

Anatole France We both believed the flames to be devouring the building. At the Sign of the Reine Pédauque by Anatole France

William Hope Hodgson I looked up both sides of the deck, and saw that they were bare of anything such as I looked for. The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson

Arthur Conan Doyle And then the Master suddenly dropped both his hands and began rubbing his thigh. The Green Flag by Arthur Conan Doyle [1900]

Charles Kingsley Was it made by an earthquake? No; for the strata on both sides are identical, at the same level, and in the same plane. Science by Charles Kingsley

The captain takes post in the bows, and all hands on both sides paddle in stroke together. Journal of a Cruise on the Tanganyika Lake by John Hanning Speke [1864]

We are gentlemen; we are, both of us, able to kill you and your eight men—we two only. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

G. K. Chesterton Upon this note, both about sex and conflict, he was destined to dwell through much of his work with the most wonderful variations of witty adventure and intellectual surprise. George Bernard Shaw by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

Edgar Allan Poe We passed a sleepless night, both on this account and through dread of the sharks. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe

Amongst them is a ledge-like block with undermined base projecting from the left bank: both the upper and the lower parts are scattered over with Wasm, or Arab tribal marks. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

I should have preferred not to find it vibrating, as there seemed no occasion for such a course; but I put them both into my pocket, and turned to go back to my work. Let Loose by Mary Cholmondeley [1890]

William Morris This is certainly a very great gain, which is not easy to over-estimate, both for those who make the pictures and those who use them. Hopes and Fears for Art by William Morris [1882]

The allegations of both sides would have come down to us in a more trustworthy shape if the case had gone on. Bacon by R. W. Church [1884]

Oliver Goldsmith The wound it seem’d both sore and sad, To every Christian eye; And while they swore the dog was mad, They swore the man would die. The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith

Andrew Lang In a certain village there lived two people who had both the same name. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Andrew Lang In this way the Dragon was able to feed upon both men and beasts without the least trouble to itself, as it needed not to move from the spot where it was lying. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Sigmund Freud To both of us it seemed peculiar that this suggested nothing to the patient's mother, though she herself must repeatedly have been in the situation described by her child. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Arnold Bennett And the situation is unworthy of you, of both of you. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

The Buddhist temples are hideous, both outside and inside, built of a crumbling red brick, with very dirty brick floors, and the idols are frightful and tawdry. The Golden Chersonese and the way thither by Isabella L. Bird [1883]

Then, taking the halter, and my courage, in both hands, I walked to his head, and with a few comforting words put it on. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

They made no more pretence at conversation; both were buried in their own painful thoughts. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

Olaf Stapledon One objection can be brought against both Parallelism and Epiphenomenalism. Both, it may be said, render consciousness useless in evolution. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

When you receive this letter, you will have but one son! “Lucien, my excellent brother, love my mother for both of us. The Corsican Brothers by Alexandre Dumas [1844]

They both claimed for their scutcheons the barry nebuly of Blount, and they wrangled as bitterly over that device as Scrope and Grosvenor over the bend d’or. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

Edith Wharton The future was to take care of itself; for the moment they both needed a change . The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

We were alone in the corridor where we met, and our eyes confessed us kindred spirits, and I hope he understood me better than if I had taken him in my arms and kissed him on both cheeks. Familiar Spanish Travels by William Dean Howells

Niccolo Machiavelli In place of these things, today there is the artillery, which serves both attackers and defenders, and, hence, I will not speak further about it. The Art of War by Niccolo Machiavelli [1520]

The Franciscan inquired where they were both situated. Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Anthony Trollope When she went from the door, both the Duke and Silverbridge were there to bid her farewell. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

Then his countenance flashed with joy, and he held out both hands in greeting. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

She tossed the glass aside, and, holding out her flowing skirts with both hands, executed a swinging pirouette in front of the gravely beautiful statue of the armless woman. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

Arnold Bennett But towards the end of breakfast, when the last food was disappearing, and he had lapped the cream off the news, he would hold the newspaper in both hands — and brazenly and conscientiously read. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

George Gissing When he was alone again, Hilliard felt better, both in body and mind, and that evening, over the first bottle of Narramore’s port, he amused himself with sketching ideal cottages. Eve's Ransom by George Gissing [1894]

H. Rider Haggard They say he was thrashing the girl he married yesterday, his cousin’s daughter, with a whip, and the dog made for him, and they both fell into the water together and were drowned. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

Victor Hugo We will work for her, both of us! She is our child, Ah! the vessel moves! We are off! Good-bye, London! Good evening! good-night! To the devil with horrible London!” He was right. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

We both see the long hair, the lifted and foam-white arm, the oval mirror brilliant as a star. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

Walter Scott But we heard that both he and the Duke had fallen into disgrace, and were in prison. Quentin Durward by Walter Scott [1823]

Guy de Maupassan With the same movement of both hands, she cast into the fireplace the two packets of papers, which became scattered as they fell upon the wood. Strong as Death by Guy de Maupassan

Charles Dickens Even in the midst of drunkenness, both of the lethargic kind and the lively, there is sharp landlord supervision, and pockets are in less peril than out of doors. Reprinted Pieces by Charles Dickens [1850]

On both sides loud cries arose — on the one side cries of anger, on the other cries of enthusiasm. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

D. H. Lawrence She could use her father’s ordinary tools, both for woodwork and metal-work, so she hammered and tinkered. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Wilkie Collins Arrived in the next room, both Turlington and Launce resumed their places among the guests with the same object in view. Miss or Mrs? by Wilkie Collins [1871]

He went without further ablution, or changing his clothes; both these patients died with puerperal fever. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

The fact is stoutly denied by his son, the historian, who seems anxious to relieve his father from this honorable imputation, which threw a cloud over both their fortunes Ibid. Parte 2, lib. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Sidney Colvin Portraits both verbal and other exist in abundance, enabling us to realise his presence and the impression which he made. Keats by Sidney Colvin [1887]

Anne Bronte It was a relief to both when the letter-bag was brought in. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte [1848]

Anna Katherine Green From both ends of the gallery men came running, and leaning eagerly over the gallery-rail they watched the Coroner as he stepped again into view to make a second examination. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

Charles Dickens They were given to me by my father, years ago, and are both gone. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens [1840]

Rudyard Kipling Though we both lived to be as old as elephants I am your son who will come asking for you as I said, at your door. The Eyes of Asia by Rudyard Kipling [1918]

Willa Cather When he came to the front door, both arms full of peonies, he managed to wheeze out: “These are from Miss Farmer. There are some more down there. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

And you must have a means of passage, and you have it in this Cup. And you must have a very strong desire, and this you have, both of you, for this is at once possession and destruction. War in Heaven by Charles Williams [1930]

Here it split into two mouths, both furnished with locks, and emptying into two little mud-hole harbours, replicas of Bensersiel, each owning its cluster of houses. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

Thomas Hardy Charley took it in both his own with a tenderness beyond description, unless it was like that of a child holding a captured sparrow. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Wilkie Collins Bishopriggs caught her by both wrists, at the same moment, and held her fast. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

The critic sees both the first trower’s truth and his own truth, compares them with each other, and verifies or confutes. The Meaning of Truth by William James

F. Scott Fitzgerald The funicular was above the highest houses of the shore; on both sides a tangle of foliage and flowers culminated at intervals in masses of color. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

And first the girl shouted, and then the boy, and then they shouted both together, but nothing happened. The Ghost Ship by Richard Middleton

There is certainly a gentleness in these people both to be admired and imitated. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

Wilkie Collins You both know that Romayne fought the fatal duel with a son of the French General who had challenged him. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

That night we encamped only a few miles from the ridges, at a place where there was a little dry grass, and where both camels and horses were let go in hobbles. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

Two hours after, both Hannah and I heard a noise about the door, and voices in low conversation. The Household Wreck by Thomas De Quincey [1838]

I must you — child!” said Yvonne in her old voice, smoothing her hair with both hands. In the Quarter by Robert W. Chambers

The rim of the cavity represents a meridional circle, to which corresponds some meridian circle of the terrella, since the poles on both sides are within the circumference of the rim itself. On the Magnet by William Gilber

They were good swordsmen; several wounds were given on both sides, and the affair might have ended fatally, but for the interference of Cortes, who placed both under arrest. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

A certain ingenuous likableness must have been mine even then, I think, to have gained me not only toleration, but real friendship in both camps. Serapion by Francis Stevens

Olaf Stapledon Up to puberty the young of both species were free-living individuals; but, as their symbiotic organization developed, each sought out a partner of the opposite species. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Arthur Machen I opened the purse, and at the bottom of it was a sixpence and a shilling, both black from lying by. Dreads and Drolls by Arthur Machen

G. K. Chesterton They are both genuine and they are both exaggerated. Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

M. P. Shiel The creature dropped; both Wilson and Clark were up at once: and we three hurried to the spot. The Purple Cloud by M. P. Shiel [1901]

John Lewis Burckhard On the outside of these sepulchres, the rock is cut away per­pendicularly above and on both sides of the door, so as to make the exterior facade larger in general than the interior apartment. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

George Gissing This they had in common: both aspired to something that fortune had denied them. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

H. G. Wells The young officer would send one or both of them away on errands and they were relieved by others. The Brothers by H. G. Wells [1938]

Anthony Trollope That there are women whom no calamity can degrade is true enough and so it is true that there are some men who are heroes; but such are exceptions both among men and women. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

George Meredith Suppose a case of faults on both sides. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Anthony Trollope Becky Sharp, Major Pendennis, Beatrix, both as a young and as an old woman, were written with the same purpose. Thackeray by Anthony Trollope [1879]

William Hope Hodgson And she did then strive that she be both wise and strong, and to give help unto me, and to take reason unto her own easing. The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson

And now, strangest part of all, here was I, Paul of Pannonia, talking to Ottilie of Lilienhöhe in the garden of the Heir Apparent to the throne that had given us both shelter. ’Long Live the King!’ by Guy Boothby [1900]

Anthony Trollope As population increases and trades arise peculiar to those different climates, the interests of the people will differ, and a new secession will take place beneficial alike to both parties. North America by Anthony Trollope

Heaving, as with deep-drawn breaths, out from the beach the sea seemed to be both restless and angry, as glistening rollers heaved themselves on to the strand, to be shattered into spray. Last Leaves from Dunk Island by E. J. Banfield

But there came a time when this sullen devil of jealousy and hatred took a firmer hold of me, and then I swore to myself that they should both die. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

F. Scott Fitzgerald And then they both exploded into a shout of laughter, for coming closer they discovered it had been a ludicrous momentary illusion produced by the extreme bagginess of the man’s trousers. Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Laura and Amabel both played and sung, the former remarkably well, and the first time they had any music after the arrival of Sir Guy, his look of delighted attention struck everyone. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

Thomas Hardy Then they rolled down a pass, the chocolate-toned rocks forming a wall on both sides, from one of which fell a heavy jagged shade over half the roadway. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

Ralph Waldo Emerson I have often bought a man much better than both of you, all muscles and bones, for ten guineas. Representative Men by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1850]

Wilkie Collins We attacked the beam at both ends at once. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Walter Scott At length I visited, at the hazard of my life, the place where I hoped to find my future wife and my son — they were both gone. The Heart of Mid-Lothian by Walter Scott [1818]

H. P. Lovecraf The well-nigh endless array of Mr. Blackwood’s fiction includes both novels and shorter tales, the latter sometimes independent and sometimes arrayed in series. Supernatural Horror in Literature by H. P. Lovecraf

George Gissing I wish them both to come and live with us. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

Rudyard Kipling Fell to bits he did too, like his mate squatting down an’ watchin’ him, both of ’em all wet in the rain. Traffics and Discoveries by Rudyard Kipling [1904]

George Gissing What d’ye say, Mike?” “Well, I dunno, Ned. There’s somethink to be said on both sides. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

George Meredith On her accepting his offer to drive her down to the valley to meet the coach, a genuine illumination of pure gratitude made a better man of him, both to look at and in feeling. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

David Hume A nobility, who possess their power in common, will preserve peace and order, both among themselves, and their subjects; and no member can have authority enough to control the laws for a moment. That Politics may be reduced to a Science by David Hume

George Meredith My prayers will infuriate her!’ said the Countess, and she was sure that she had acted both rightly and with wisdom. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

Elizabeth Gaskell They are a powerful race both in mind and body, both for good and for evil. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

D. H. Lawrence They’ll drag him down to their level, and make what use they can of him — and — well, in my opinion you’d both be sorry for it. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Algernon Blackwood But Dr. Silence, who seemed no whit surprised, caught my arm and steadied me, and we both saw the Colonel then drop upon his knees and come thus to a level with his sister. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

Walter Scott The infantry being disposed of as we have noticed, marched off from the left of their line, Cromwell and Pearson, both on foot, keeping at the head of the centre, or main body of the detachment. Woodstock by Walter Scott [1855]

George Gissing They kissed each other at meeting and parting, but, with this exception, the manner of both was very slightly different from what it had been before their engagement. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

Rafael Sabatini Now, it may have been that sigh of his that touched her, or the Burgundy that had emboldened her, or both working conjointly. The Plague of Ghosts by Rafael Sabatini

Henry Adams Mr. Sumner, both by interest and instinct, felt the value of his English connection, and cultivated it the more as he became socially an outcast from Boston society by the passions of politics. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

William Shakespeare There lives more life in one of your fair eyes Than both your poets can in praise devise. The Sonnets by William Shakespeare

William Morris And they dight them to go, they three together, with but one squire and a sergeant, who were both of them keen trackers and fell woodsmen. The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris [1897]

William Hazlitt Shakespeare has laboured the finer shades of difference in both with as much care and skill as if he had had to depend on the execution alone for the success of his design. Characters of Shakespeare’s Plays by William Hazlitt [1817]

George Meredith Contemplate the rutted road: Life is both a lure and goad. Poems and Lyrics of the Joy of Earth by George Meredith [1883]

Jules Verne Here the pure, dry atmosphere whitens everything rapidly, both linen and souls. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

James Hogg I spurned at both and left him to the chastisements of his own wicked and corrupt heart. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg [1824]

Thomas Paine This decision was against the sense of the Nation, and also against the wishes of the Court; for the aristocracy opposed itself to both and contended for privileges independent of either. The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine [1791]

She saved herself from a fall only by embracing with both arms one of the tall, roughly carved posts holding the mosquito net above the bed. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

William Morris And I charge you both to do on this gear presently, nor do it off till ye have achieved the adventure. The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris [1897]

Geoffrey Chaucer If ye wol aught unto youre sone, the kyng, I am youre servant both nyght and day. The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

Marjorie Bowen Miss Chressham moved to the writing-table and observed both of them; she felt curiously averse to speech to-night; in her heart she was sorry—sorry for all of them, and—afraid. The Rake’s Progress by Marjorie Bowen [1912]

William Morris Such characters belong specially to their times, fertile as they were both of great qualities and of scoundrelism, and in which our own special vice of hypocrisy was entirely lacking. Signs of Change by William Morris [1888]

George Gissing For the present, he felt cool, almost indifferent, to both his new acquaintances. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

Marie Corelli Her men are dissolute — her women shameless — her youth of both sexes depraved — her laws are corrupt — her arts de cadent — her religion dead. The Master-Christian by Marie Corelli [1900]

They both panted heavily, speechless, their faces very close. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

I was honoured by the Chief Commissioner himself, Sir Robert Ellis, being present on both occasions,” and he proceeded to tell Captain Michaeloff all that happened. The Vaults of Blackarden Castle by Arthur Gask [1950]

Experience leads ever on and on, and objects and our ideas of objects may both lead to the same goals. The Meaning of Truth by William James

Anthony Trollope As the story goes, Quintus returned from Tusculum to Rome to seek provision for their journey to Macedonia, there met his son, and they both died gallantly. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Henry Fielding She had every perfection, both of mind and body, which Heaven hath indulged to her whole sex, and possessed all in a higher excellence than nature ever indulged to another in any single virtue. The History of the Life of the Late Mr. Jonathan Wild The Great by Henry Fielding

Stones were the implements of warfare; and by continual practice both parties became expert in throwing them. Autobiographical Sketches by Thomas De Quincey [1853]

Arthur Morrison The secret was that Father Sturt had agreed to marry Kiddo Cook and Pigeony Poll. There would be plenty for both to do, what with the stall and the regular round with the barrow. A Child of the Jago by Arthur Morrison

On this occasion, both Mr. and Mrs. Benfleet being otherwise engaged, Miss Medwin was good enough to permit me a considerable amount of her company. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

George Borrow Old Benbow, after part of both his legs had been shot away in a sea-fight, made the carpenter make him a cradle to hold his bloody stumps, and continued on deck cheering his men till he died. The Romany Rye by George Borrow

Walter Scott Latimer explained to both that he was perfectly well. Redgauntlet by Walter Scott [1824]

It made them both embarrassed. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell