Phrases with "both"

I would leave their house, but before doing so would send them, anonymously, a sum of money which would place both her and her mother beyond the reach of want for many years. The Beachy Head Murder by Arthur Gask [1941]

To make their duress worse she let them lie apart, so that neither saw the other, till she bare her brother’s head to Hagen. Kriemhild’s vengeance on both was great enow. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

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]

George Gissing And they’ve both gone to live in another part of the country. Topham's Chance by George Gissing

John Galsworthy At the Vicarage both her Uncle and Aunt for once were in, and about to lunch. Maid in Waiting by John Galsworthy

H. Rider Haggard Moreover, Eric and Skallagrim, being bound to the mast, had the use of both hands and were minded to die hard. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

They both desired me to make their compliments; as does Mr. Congreve, who is in a very ill state of health, but somewhat better since he came here. The Life and Letters of John Gay by Lewis Melville

The girls are both grown much graver. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

Rudyard Kipling The Gavial, my cousin, the fish-eater, has told me how hard it is for him to follow his fish, and how one fish differs from the other, and how he must know them all, both together and apart. The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling [1895]

Frederick Marryat Heaven grant that both may prosper! But tell me how you came by it. Children of the New Forest by Frederick Marryat [1847]

The courtiers now had left, both maid and man. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

Jules Verne He could then use both hands, and had soon heaped into the car more than five hundred pounds of stones, which enabled both the doctor and Kennedy, in their turn, to get out. Five Weeks in a Balloon by Jules Verne [1869]

George Gissing If I come over in the morning, will you take me to the place, and let me look over it with you, and see both Denbow and the shopman?’ ‘Of course I will!’ said Morphew delightedly. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

A large mixed caravan of Arabs and coast-men, arriving from Karague, announced that both Rumanika and Suwarora were anxiously looking out for us, wondering why we did not come. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

Arthur Conan Doyle And yet, if you have space in your ranks for two more cavaliers, both the Prince and I would ride with you that night. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

I’m sorry; I apologize to both of you, but it wasn’t. Shadows of Ecstasy by Charles Williams

She held out both her hands to me, and drew me to her unhesitatingly and kissed me. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

Thomas Hardy And then they had turned from each other in estrangement, and gone their several ways, till at a distance of twenty or thirty yards both had looked round simultaneously. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

Robert Louis Stevenson Since I have been learning this confounded thing, I took up one of the novels, and a great deal of it is both careless and clumsy. Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin by Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson But to do justice on both sides, you must bear in mind how I have acted. Prince Otto by Robert Louis Stevenson

Baldwin Spencer The leaf has therefore been folded on both sides, just as it is on one side only it, Fig. 3; the edges of the folds have been sewn and the handle attached also in the same way. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Karl Philipp Moritz The theatre appeared to me somewhat larger than the one at Hamburg, and the house was both times very full. Travels in England in 1782 by Karl Philipp Moritz

Sinclair Lewis Diantha, as the wife of Gregory Marl, who owned both of the newspapers in Grand Republic, was a social leader. Kingsblood Royal by Sinclair Lewis

Anne Bronte But first, as I may be depriving you both of a legacy, it is just that I should tell you what I mean to say. Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte [1847]

Ford Madox Ford She had the clue herself; she knew both about the silent feud between the two brothers and about their attitude to life. Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

Sinclair Lewis All the way down, on the tram, he asked himself whether he wanted to have Fran again, and whether he was really going to join her, and to both he answered with perfect blankness. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

We have said very little about it, but I think we both feel that the change is unnecessary, and just a little irritating. The Chronicles of Clovis by Saki

D. H. Lawrence And yet he felt that preaching and teaching were both no good, at the world’s present juncture. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

E. Phillips Oppenheim Rosina was looking away with a little smile when Matthew took his courage into both hands and bowed, a greeting which she returned graciously. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

There are a great many like qualities and like provisions on both sides. Symposiacs by Plutarch

We kept well west of both these townships. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

R. D. Blackmore Now the weather was milder, as it generally is at Christmas time, and the snow all gone, and the wind blowing off the land again, to the great satisfaction of both cod and conger. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Sinclair Lewis Martin stormed into the mayor’s office to have it out, and found F. X. Jordan sitting with Pugh. It was evident that they both knew of the second reduction and considered it an excellent joke. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

I hold you both liable to me — one an’ t’other — the both o’ ye. The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

There could be no harm certainly in my seeing her, if we both wished it; and, with this permission I sent, forthwith, to know whether she would allow me to visit her for a few minutes in her room. Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

The brig Catalina came in from San Diego, and, being bound to windward, we both got under way at the same time, for a trial of speed up to Santa Barbara, a distance of about eighty miles. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

He was lying on the sitting-room lounge, looking very weak and exhausted, while on one side of him stood Agatha and on the other Philemon, both contemplating him with ill-concealed anxiety. Agatha Webb by Anna Katharine Green

Mrs. Gaskell The next morning news came, both official and otherwise, that the Town and County Bank had stopped payment. Cranford by Mrs. Gaskell [1851-3]

Nathaniel Hawthorne And there was little Pearl, all this while, holding her mother’s hand in both her own, and turning her face upward, while she put these searching questions, once and again, and still a third time. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1850]

Edith Wharton At length he jumped up and impulsively caught her by both hands. Crucial Instances by Edith Wharton [1901]

George Gissing Unlike too, of course, but it is the pitilessness common to both extremes that shows most strongly in an old, wrinkled visage. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

The latter was both rain and dust proof, and would always allow me to appear fairly respectable, even after the longest journey. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

Daniel Defoe If after this he was elected chief Surgeon himself, both Comry and Wilson were set up also, and it might have been their Chance to have carried it, and as much out of their Power to have refused. A General History of the Pyrates by Daniel Defoe [1724]

Anthony Trollope However, if she did not defend herself, it was necessary that I should defend both her and me. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

E. Phillips Oppenheim But I have been thinking it over, and I am very glad that you are going to marry Powers. I hope that you will both be very happy. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

H. G. Wells Uncle Jim seized the broom with both hands. The History of Mr. Polly by H. G. Wells [1910]

Daniel Defoe If it be in my Power, says the Quarter-Master, both Masters and Officers of Ships shall be carried with us for the future, only to plague them. A General History of the Pyrates by Daniel Defoe [1724]

Edgar Allan Poe We cannot suppose him, on the night of the fatal Sunday, both innocent himself and incognizant of an outrage committed. The Mystery of Marie Roget by Edgar Allan Poe [1842]

If Mr. Luscombe had not had unexpected trouble in getting his car to start, both he and the captain would have been here sharp to time. The Master Spy by Arthur Gask [1936]

Never had been so large a meeting of Presbytery, both lay and clerical, for the case of the minister of Woodilee had made a great talk all winter in the glens. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

Simultaneously both he and she had remembered that they were total strangers. Burmese Days by George Orwell

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

Also, if possible, you must both stop at the Court over the next day for the ball on the Friday. Your niece says she’d like to if you’ll stay, too. The Man of Death by Arthur Gask [1945]

For a moment I compared myself to that monarch of the waste — Robinson Crusoe. We had been both thrown companionless — he on the shore of a desolate island: I on that of a desolate world. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

T. H. Huxley Figure 30 represents the contour of a skull of this kind from Western Port, with the jaw attached, and of the Neanderthal skull, both reduced to one-third of the size of nature. Essays by T. H. Huxley

G. K. Chesterton Are you coming, Hibbs?” And the two gentlemen, who were both attired in high hats and afternoon callers’ coats, betook themselves down the street. The Flying Inn by G. K. Chesterton [1914]

Wilkie Collins Under any other circumstances, I must be allowed to keep my present opinions both of the lady and the gentleman. The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins [1857]

Peggy and a billsticker were seen in conference, and, soon after, the huge bills of a travelling circus were pasted right over both the rival advertisements in which the name of Hardie figured. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Henceforth, therefore, I will give up to Mars both my bitter resentment, and the detested grandson, whom the Trojan princes bore. The Works of Horace by translated literally into English prose by Christopher Smar

Henry Fielding It is no wonder, therefore, they were both so warm on each side. The History of the Life of the Late Mr. Jonathan Wild The Great by Henry Fielding

George Gissing Their real affection for each other was quite capable of bearing not infrequently the strain of irritability on both sides. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

I went into both drawing-rooms, then into the bedrooms, laundry, kitchen, and finally returned to the library and began a systematic search. The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers

Guy de Maupassan She had a way of frequently putting both hands to her forehead, as though to smooth her hair. Une Vie (A Woman’s Life) by Guy de Maupassan

Guy de Maupassant When they were both mounted to set out hunting, it must have been a superb sight to see those two giants straddling their huge horses. The Wolf (Le Loup) by Guy de Maupassant [1882]

R. D. Blackmore That paper, whatever it is, will be signed by both of us, and handed over to you, in your legal head-quarters, tomorrow. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Anthony Trollope But still she had remained at Le Puy a month, and did not go; a circumstance which was considered singular, but by no means unpleasant, both by the innkeeper and by the gentleman in question. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

Willa Cather Before the horses were over the first hill, Emil and his cat were both fast asleep. O Pioneers! by Willa Cather [1913]

H. G. Wells And in both cases this has happened because the rottenness and inefficiency of party politics stank to heaven in the face of danger. The New World Order by H. G. Wells

Arthur Conan Doyle I give you my promise — I, Alphonse Lacour.’ “He clasped my hand in both of his. The Green Flag by Arthur Conan Doyle [1900]

Miles Franklin The letters fell, address upwards, on the ground — one to myself and one to grannie, both in my mother’s handwriting. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

They both of them seemed too tired, or else too preoccupied, to talk. The Jest of Life by Arthur Gask [1936]

They both went back to the house, and brought two more to look at it. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan [1915]

Walter Scott They fell into a sort of confusion, the clergyman, and some elder and graver persons, labouring apparently to keep the peace, while the hotter spirits on both sides brandished their weapons. My Aunt Margaret’s Mirror by Walter Scott [1828]

Wilkie Collins Excepting the nervous derangement, in both cases, there was no other resemblance in the symptoms. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

Janet in vain tried to make peace by saying she would sing both songs, one after the other: they did not listen to her. Janet Carey by Ellen Wood [1873]

He gave D’Artagnan both hands, but told him that the king had been busy all the preceding evening and all night, and that orders had been given that no one should be admitted. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

George Gissing There was a moment’s embarrassment on both sides. Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing [1891]

H. G. Wells They had visualized the expectation of a possible war that haunted both their minds, but each in his own fashion — each with his own distinctive personal reference. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

Abraham Merri Both ways were — ALIVE, both obedient to impulses over which we had no more control and no more way of predetermining than mice in some complex, man-made trap. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

Olaf Stapledon To use the old phrase, both theories put the universals before the particular thing (universalia ante rem). Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

Virginia Woolf Betrothal often took place while one or both of the parties was in the cradle, and marriage when they were scarcely out of the nurses’ charge. A room of one’s own by Virginia Woolf [1929]

Benjamin Disraeli Lady Flora and Lady Grizell both fell in love with Lady Corisande, and before the morning had passed away she had become their friend and counsellor, and the object of their devoted adoration. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

Baldwin Spencer It will be noted that the terms Allira and Umba are applied to individuals of both sexes, so that each of them includes individuals whom we call nephews or nieces. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

It struck me that Bob took it pretty quiet, considering how much it reflected upon both him and me. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

Olaf Stapledon Every individual of both species was torn between conflicting motives. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

John Lewis Burckhard Five hours and a half, passed the fine island of Faras. The country is here open, but the plain, on both sides of the river, is covered with sand. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

There was something in the well-marked type of both to catch his imagination, which can always hit off the grander features of royalty, and the homelier features of laborious humility. Sir Walter Scott by Richard H. Hutton [1878]

Either of them may be true, or both may have concurred to the common effect. Milton by Mark Pattison [1879]

As the body is born, in a manner, before the soul, our first concern should be to cultivate the former; this order is common to both sexes, but the object of that cultivation is different. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft [1792]

James Payn They both forgave her, but she could not forgive herself. Mirk Abbey by James Payn [1866]

Friedrich Schiller The welcome and the look of mutual confidence were evidently forced on both sides; shame on one side and dread on the other had forever separated their hearts. The Sport of Destiny by Friedrich Schiller

Mon Dieu! Just listen to me, both of you!” At this Nana turned round in a fury, whilst Gervaise had to spread out her arms to protect the things which Coupeau talked of tearing. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Jane Austen He is an excellent young man, both as son and brother. Emma by Jane Austen [1816]

Anthony Trollope After that I will not say that you shall not marry her if both of you think fit. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

Get both of you down straightway from off your horses, and we will kneel here in the middle of the crossroads and pray the blessed Saint Dunstan to send us some money to carry us on our journey. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood. by Written and illustrated by Howard Pyle

Lewis Carroll Two Sisters first assume that biscuits are 4 a penny, and then that they are 2 a penny, adding that “the answer will of course be the same in both cases”. A Tangled Tale by Lewis Carroll

Years later in conversation he pronounced magician ‘magicun’ and added, ‘as Laura once called one of that kidney’, and they both laughed heartily at the not altogether inapt rendering. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

R. D. Blackmore But the tanner only frowned, and squared his elbows, and stuck his knuckles sharply out of both his breeches pockets. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Thomas Hardy It WAS hell —“the hell of conscious failure,” both in ambition and in love. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

Anthony Trollope The greeting was very civil on both sides. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

R. D. Blackmore And even if we did, it was the manner of the ancient seers, both in the Classics, and in Holy Writ —” “Sir, I know all about Elijah and Obadiah, and the rest of them. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

D. H. Lawrence For a moment they both stood looking at the fire of sunset that quivered among the purple twigs of the trees. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

They both walked on tiptoe and spoke in whispers. The Grave-digger of Monks Arden by Arthur Gask [1938]

We were taught singing at school and when it was found that I had a good alto voice and a very good ear, I was picked to sing solos, both in school and in the church choir. My Life and Loves by Frank Harris

Anthony Trollope She had but two closely intimate friends in the world, and by both of them this freedom of expression had now been fully permitted to her since she was a child. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

Henry Fielding A remark of the same kind hath been made on ugly women, and the truth of both stands on one and the same reason, viz. A journey from this world to the next by Henry Fielding

Anthony Trollope They both were sure that Daniel Thwaite had been much the worse for drink — a statement which led to considerable confusion. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

The Hymenoptera and the Mammalia both make their first appearance early in the secondary period, and it is not until the commencement of the tertiary epoch that ants and monkeys appear upon the scene. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

Doesn’t it? Under his heel!” He paused in his restless shuffle and again, seizing his cap with both hands, dragged it furiously right down on his ears. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Henry James Mrs. St. George is so nice: she has promised to ask us both to dinner together. The Lesson of the Master by Henry James [1888]

George Eliot You know I love my father and you because you are both good, and I love Tito too because he is so good. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

Wilkie Collins A sad ruffian, Richard! More than once in trouble, on both sides of the Atlantic, for acts of violence and cruelty. Miss or Mrs? by Wilkie Collins [1871]

Sigmund Freud In the further discussion of the subject we find in both these groups of authors remarkable evasions and inconsequences. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Charles Dickens They both entered after me — the last springing in, after putting up the steps. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

H. G. Wells Mr. Warspite looked at Mr. Blake, and then both men looked at Mr. Polly. “That’s his boots,” said Mr. Polly. Blake turned his eye to the window. The History of Mr. Polly by H. G. Wells [1910]

Sir John was cross, Lady Whitney uncomfortable; they were both simple-minded people, caring more for their children’s happiness than for their grandeur. Helen’s Curate by Ellen Wood [1877]

Thomas Hardy The shepherd took a hand of the young girl in each of his own, and walked backward over the stones, facing her, and keeping her upright by his grasp, both of them laughing as they went. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy [1879]

Henry James I was a thousand miles from taking tea with my hostesses — that privilege of which, as I reminded Mrs. Prest, we both had had a vision. The Aspern Papers by Henry James [1888]

Willa Cather St. Peter openly criticized these lax methods, both to the faculty and to the regents. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather [1925]

E. Phillips Oppenheim You and I both know why Berati’s master leans towards the monarchical party. The Spy Paramount by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

But we’d like to turn in, for we’re both very sleepy. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

Wilkie Collins He began dimly to see the danger for both of them, to which he had shut his eyes thus far. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Olaf Stapledon To Paul it seemed that by joining this body he would be both taking part in the war and registering his protest against it. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Anthony Trollope She has always behaved well, both to me and to my uncle. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Virginia Woolf The walking tour in Switzerland had been a time of jolly companionship and stimulating revelations for both of them. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

They were not acting when they denied touching the body, for they’re both obviously bound by that strange mental kink that one sees in so many people of their kind. The House on the Island by Arthur Gask [1931]

H. Rider Haggard Here stood Asmund, who gripped him by both hands, and kissed him on the brow, bidding him good luck. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

D. H. Lawrence Richard found himself in the street with Jaz and Jack, both of whom were silent. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Walter Scott Both started as the door opened — both rejoiced when they saw it was only Everard who entered. Woodstock by Walter Scott [1855]

Arthur Machen Of course they both denied knowing anything about the deceased, and in default of any evidence against them they were discharged. The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen

He had the wise, calculating side of the Herries blood; he was studious, honest to chilliness, and despised both his father and his mother. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

I cannot doubt, therefore, that it is both a good and safe investment of money. A First Year in Canterbury Settlement by Samuel Butler

Mismanagement — gross and inexcusable; severe loss, both of treasure and reputation; imminent peril to the realm: such was her summary of the business. Elizabeth and Essex by Lytton Strachey [1928]

Abraham Merri Because of my greater strength, I was carrying both our rifles, swung by a thong over my left shoulder. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

H.P. Lovecraft Thoughts of the police and of the mad Italian both weighed heavily. Herbert West — Reanimator by H.P. Lovecraft [1922]

G. K. Chesterton It lies in the fact that if their love for each other is the noblest and freest love conceivable, it can only find its heroic expression in both becoming slaves. George Bernard Shaw by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

Arnold Bennett In the glance of both Clara and Albert Edwin saw hatred and envy. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

H.P. Lovecraft In a conspicuous alcove was one fairly well-preserved and untenanted casket, adorned with a single name which brought to me both a smile and a shudder. The Tomb (Jun 1917) by H.P. Lovecraft [1917]

The noise came both from north and south, from the forest and from the lower course of the Machudi. I dropped into shelter, and running with bent back got to the summit of a little bush-clad knoll. Prester John by John Buchan

We rumbled up the cobbled Westgate, and down the long High Street, with the pavements on both sides lined with people and an attendant mob of several hundred children. The Frying-Pan and the Fire by John Buchan

James Joyce The conductor talked with the driver, both nodding often in the green light of the lamp. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

Wilkie Collins Or, perhaps, you object to my having converted poor Romayne, and to my being ready to accept from him the restoration of the property of the Church. In both cases I only did my duty as a priest. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

H. G. Wells I am advocating in both what is plainly a correlative of the break-up of the family, the public endowment of motherhood. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

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]

Henry Adams Adams, in his splenetic temper, held that both these unnecessary evils had wreaked their worst on Boston. The climate made eternal war on society, and sex was a species of crime. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

E. T. A. Hoffmann There was nothing that Clara disliked so much as what was tedious; at such times her intellectual sleepiness was not to be overcome; it was betrayed both in her glances and in her words. The Sand-Man by E. T. A. Hoffmann

We both thought of Marta. Let’s pool results. A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey [1936]

There is something, no doubt, paradoxical in this: and the paradox is connected, both with a real quality of the subject and with a surprising diversity of opinions about it. The English Novel by George Saintsbury [1913]

What a warm and superb night it was! The village slumbered on both edges of the white highway in infantile quietude. The Miller’s Daughter by Émile Zola

Victor Hugo To perform, whilst passing a pleasant evening, both an act of kindness to the oppressed and of opposition to the oppressor is agreeable. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Algernon Blackwood He was telling a true thing obviously, yet something that he both liked and hated telling. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

D. H. Lawrence They did not look at each other, but they both laughed again, both reddening. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

George Meredith The two members of the Army first in the field to enrol and give rank according to the merits of either, to both sexes, were made one. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

D. H. Lawrence She bullies him, and they both drink. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

D. H. Lawrence In both cases, actual and metaphorical. St Mawr by D. H. Lawrence

D. H. Lawrence There must be a coming together on both sides. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

W. H. Hudson Even if he answers with insults I shall do nothing to grieve you, and if he refuses to listen to me, I shall send some person we both respect to arrange all things between us. El Ombú by W. H. Hudson [1902]

H. G. Wells She felt they both hung away from the essential aspect. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

Leon Trotsky In it, we both saw one of the modest pledges of a future revolutionary recompense for the harsh peace. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Henry Kingsley Now the other dog, Bolt, tries it, but without luck; and now they have both dropped a little back, and seem in for another mile or so. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

Matthew Arnold He fails neither in small things nor in great; he keeps watch over himself both that the great springs of action may be right in him, and that the minute details of action may be right also. Marcus Aurelius by Matthew Arnold [1863]

Charles Dickens It was happy days for both of us when Sophy and me began to travel in the cart. Doctor Marigold by Charles Dickens [1865]

Elizabeth Gaskell When the next summer passed over, and the dark foreigner never came, both Miss Maude and Miss Grace grew gloomy and sad; they had a haggard look about them, though they looked handsome as ever. The Old Nurse’s Story by Elizabeth Gaskell [1852]

Olaf Stapledon The conflict could never have been successfully solved by such a precarious arrangement had not both sides been convinced of the fundamental goodwill of the other. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

Wilkie Collins Mistress and servant both hurried out in terror of they knew not what. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Arnold Bennett She both intensely desired and intensely feared his return. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

G. K. Chesterton Among the hundred flowers of futility on both sides I was unable to detect any sort of reason why a lunatic should be allowed to shoot me in the back garden. Manalive by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

Wilkie Collins In the matter of the moss rose there is a great deal to be said on both sides!” I might as well (as the Irish say) have whistled jigs to a milestone. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

I presume you both could not agree as to the price to be paid, as I have every reason to believe O’Shane brought the jewellery back and returned it to his safe. The House with the High Wall by Arthur Gask [1948]

The windows of both rooms are out of the question. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

John Lewis Burckhard The bed of the river here is free from rocks and islands, but its banks, on both sides, are so narrow, that there is hardly a hundred yards of cultivable ground. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

H. G. Wells She could not go abroad by day for fear of the tribe, her brothers and sisters, nor by night for fear of the beasts, both on his account and hers. A Story of the Stone Age by H. G. Wells [1897]

Wilkie Collins We both took a liking to him from the first. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

Baldwin Spencer Where the edges of the two square ends came together they were sewn round with split cane which was continued all round the free margin on both sides. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Leon Trotsky He appeared at the most dangerous points, and before the regiment had recovered the positions it had previously abandoned he was wounded in both legs. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Kate Chopin Take courage and have a brave heart,” she said, pressing his hand a moment in both hers, and was gone. At Fault by Kate Chopin

There were braziers burning at both ends to warm the room, and the thin smoke from these smelt like incense. Greenmantle by John Buchan

Wilkie Collins The Major and Benjamin both opposed this hasty resolution on my part. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

There was a pick-axe, too, lying close near the spade and they were both bright and shiny, with the handles clean and new. The Vengeance of Larose by Arthur Gask [1939]

George Eliot I have seen clowns enough holding tapers aslant, both with and without cowls, to last me for my life. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

G. K. Chesterton In that place they dined and slept, both very thoroughly. The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton

Fully dressed in a rather shabby blue serge, both appearance and attitude suggested that the man had been flung down here and left brutally to die or revive, as he might. The Heads of Cerberus by Francis Stevens

If I and my child were both to die, Reginald Eversleigh would become possessor of the wealth to which he once was the acknowledged heir. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Andrew Lang There both horse and rider disappeared, and Hans was left alone outside. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Anthony Trollope If we are to remain together, as I hope we may, it will be better for us both that by-gones should be by-gones. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

She had a right to beauty from both parents, and resembled both of them to a certain degree. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

HAMLET. I had not taken this tone with both my correspondents without a secret hope of being able to do something myself towards the establishment of Mr. Pollard’s innocence. The Mill Mystery by Anna Katharine Green

Sinclair Lewis Funny, eh?” Mr. Wrenn insisted on paying for both their high teas at the cheap restaurant, timidly but earnestly. Our Mr. Wrenn by Sinclair Lewis

Wilkie Collins Explain it how you may, I felt as if one or both of them had mortally offended me. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Victor Hugo The inscriptions of Ursus, gloryifying the grandeur of Lords, showed distinctly on the worn-out boards, which were both the wall without and the wainscot within. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

E. F. Benson Lucia opened it for him, and they both shook their heads sadly and passed inside. Lucia in London by E. F. Benson [1927]

Henry James It seemed to him that in both of these cases the ladies had deserved their fate, but he wished it might have been brought about by a little less lying on the part of the representatives of honour. The Siege of London by Henry James [1883]

Anthony Trollope As to the political question of the day, they were both apt to be on the list against the Government, though not so with such violence as to make themselves often obnoxious to the laws. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Gaston Leroux They had stopped under the vacillating light of a gas jet and appeared to be both bending over a paper held by Mademoiselle Stangerson, reading something which deeply interested them. Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux [1907]

F. Scott Fitzgerald He was inclined to drowse off to sleep in the middle of these tasks, a habit which both irritated and frightened his young teacher. Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

But I laid my plan before Baccio; we both cunning as rats, and slow and sure; and at last we came to terms, hammering away at them for days and days. Signa by Ouida

George Meredith Each English gentleman had a Welsh gentleman beside him; they both sat firm; both fell together. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Tendrils of both kinds, soon after grasping a support, contract spirally; they then increase greatly in thickness and strength. The Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants by Charles Darwin

Henry James She struck me, in the oddest way, as both improved and degenerate; the two processes, in her nature, might have gone on together. Louisa Pallant by Henry James [1888]

The winter of that year was passed on both sides in preparations. The Life of Petrarch by Thomas Campbell