Phrases with "called"

At the hour assigned I called again. Autobiographical Sketches by Thomas De Quincey [1853]

Padua was too near to Venice for Petrarch not to visit now and then that city which he called the wonder of the world. The Life of Petrarch by Thomas Campbell

Richard Hakluyt In Florida the Spaniardes have one towne, called Sancta Helena, where they have perles, silver, and greate store of victualls. A Discourse of Western Planting by Richard Hakluyt [1584]

James Joyce When Paddy Leonard called him he found that they were talking about feats of strength. Dubliners by James Joyce

Edith Wharton That Cologne water! It called up picture after picture with a hideous precision. New Year’s Day by Edith Wharton

Jacques Futrelle It was very late that night — after twelve, in factwhen Hutchinson Hatch called on The Thinking Machine with excitement evident in tone, manner, and act. The Chase of the Golden Plate by Jacques Futrelle [1906]

Virginia Woolf She’d copied out Byron, I suppose, in what was called then the Italian hand. Between the Acts by Virginia Woolf [1941]

Why?” “Did you report its loss?” “No, neither of us wanted attention called to us. A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey [1936]

James Joyce A medival doctor would have called him saturnine. Dubliners by James Joyce

Jules Verne It was not long, however, before Hakkabut was to be called upon to apply his money to a purpose for which he had not reckoned. Off on a Comet by Jules Verne [1877]

Arthur Machen They called it a splendid match. The Secret Glory by Arthur Machen

About noon, a man aloft called out “Sail ho!” and, looking off, we saw the head sails of a vessel coming round the point. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

Anna Katherine Green It was the second time in her life that she had been called upon to go through this precise torture. Dark Hollow by Anna Katherine Green

Elizabeth Gaskell But all the amenities of life were put aside when he entered Mr. Buxton’s sanctum — his “office,” as he called the room where he received his tenants and business people. The Moorland Cottage by Elizabeth Gaskell [1851]

George Gissing He could no longer think of the past; the future called to him, and its voice was like that of the Gothic trumpet, stirring his blood, urging him to activity. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

So, putting his head through the hole, he called down to the colonel: ‘Hillo, neighbour!’ says he. Irish Fairy Tales by edited by W. B. Yeats

Stretching a point for his sister, who was pining for the locket and Nash’s bit of hair in it, for she possessed no memento at all of her husband, he called at the farm and saw the lady. Caromel’s Farm by Ellen Wood [1878]

Willa Cather He believed those which are called straight were the most dangerous of all. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

And besides this they had spent great quantities of time — an hour or two out of every day, it seemed — in drudging through a dreadful routine called ‘copies. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

Henry Kingsley This arrangement did not last long, however; for very soon Sam and Alice called aloud to Halbert and Jim to come and ride with them, for that they were boring one another to death. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

Tobias Smolle On the side of the same mountain, more southerly, at the distance of half a mile, there is another still more copious discharge of the same kind of water, called la source du temple. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

We were never idle, but the real work only came in bursts of two hours at a time—we called each burst ‘un coup de feu’. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

What my feelings were like you will doubtless be able to imagine, particularly if you have ever been called upon to face such an ordeal as lay before me then. The Race of Life by Guy Boothby [1906]

Anthony Trollope There were many tracks about here and there — but nothing which could be called a road. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

SKINNER— called “young” because he had once had a father on the premises — was the mole-catcher. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Walter Scott I presume the place to have been Wodnesbury, in Wiltshire, situated on the remarkable mound, called Wansdike, which is obviously a Saxon work. The Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border by Walter Scott [1802-1803]

Some people, it was said, called her handsome then; but, judging by what she was later, we thought it must have been a very broad style of beauty. A Life of Trouble by Ellen Wood [1870]

Willa Cather This is the first time I’ve called on you since you’ve been here alone. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather [1925]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Just as Tom and Myrtle (after the first drink Mrs. Wilson and I called each other by our first names) reappeared, company commenced to arrive at the apartment-door. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Anthony Trollope And now will you let me know why you have called him my friend?” “Is he not so?” “By no means. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Thomas Paine This is the general character of aristocracy, or what are called Nobles or Nobility, or rather No-ability, in all countries. The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine [1791]

E. F. Benson And then, as he had done before when he went to the bedside of Sandie Mackenzie, he called his thoughts home. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

One of the men here was speaking about that kind, and he called it ‘Fortitude’. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Lewis Carroll It’s called “wabe,” you know, because it goes a long way before it, and a long way behind it —’ ‘And a long way beyond it on each side,’ Alice added. Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll

E. Phillips Oppenheim When it was Dunster’s turn to be dummy, he called him softly over. The Long Arm of Mannister by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1909]

Thomas Carlyle A man that has so much more of the poetic element developed in him as to have become noticeable, will be called Poet by his neighbors. On Heroes and Hero Worship and the Heroic in History by Thomas Carlyle

She went and called at Albion Villa, and was received by Edward, Mrs. Dodd being upstairs with Julia, and in five minutes she had told him what her father, she owned, had said to her in confidence. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Ralph Waldo Emerson A nobler want of man is served by nature, namely, the love of Beauty. The ancient Greeks called the world {kosmos}, beauty. Nature by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1836]

Andrew Lang In a very short time she called out, “Oh! I see the bed too! But, oh! take it away, the man is dead!” She got quite a shock, and said she would never look in it again. The Making of Religion by Andrew Lang

Anthony Trollope He felt when there as the accustomed but repentant dram-drinker might feel, when, having resolved to abstain, he is called upon to sit with the full glass offered before his lips. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

Such seems to have been the case with Agrippa. He called himself a sublime theologian, an excellent jurisconsult, an able physician, a great philosopher, and a successful alchymist. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Theodore Dreiser He called at the house as directed, one cold, crisp February morning. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Edith Wharton One day when Vance called he found her alone; and after that, instead of seeking out Harrison Delaney, he avoided him, and the pair met outside of the house. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

Henry James He undertook, as he called it, to ‘nose round’ and see if anything could be made of our questionable but possible show. A Passionate Pilgrim by Henry James [1871]

Theodore Dreiser Well, I don’t see that I’m called on to get out of there just to please you. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

He learned that this young person was called Annetta Marini, the only daughter and heiress of the richest cloth merchant in Parma, who had died a few months before. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

Rudyard Kipling Talleyrand called to him when I’d done. Rewards and Fairies by Rudyard Kipling [1910]

Leslie Stephen And besides many sayings which share in some degree their merit, there are occasional passages which rise, at least, to the height of graceful rhetoric if they are scarcely to be called poetical. Alexander Pope by Leslie Stephen [1880]

Henry James There’s a peculiar custom in this country — I shouldn’t know how to express it in Genevese: it’s called “being attentive,” and young girls are the object of the futile process. The Point of View by Henry James [1882]

He was born in Hingham, and of course was called “Bucket-maker. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

As for the reason which some pretend, that matter is called unqualified not because it is void of all quality, but because it has all qualities, it is most of all against sense. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

F. Scott Fitzgerald It was Jordan Baker; she often called me up at this hour because the uncertainty of her own movements between hotels and clubs and private houses made her hard to find in any other way. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

H. Rider Haggard Ah! thou foolish Eric, under what unlucky star wast thou born that thou knewest not true from false?” and she called the serving-women, bidding them bring food and wine. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

I am aware that some persons maintain that actions performed impulsively, as in the above cases, do not come under the dominion of the moral sense, and cannot be called moral. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

T. H. Huxley I thought that looked like business, so at the appointed time I called and sent in my card, while I waited in Sir William’s ante-room. Autobiography by T. H. Huxley

Anthony Trollope Lady Alice Holdenough called upon Lady George, and, with her husband, dined at the deanery; but Mary saw nothing else of any of the ladies of the family. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Wilkie Collins On the eighth day Mr. Carling called again and was accepted. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

Robert Louis Stevenson He knows that the policeman, as he is called upon continually to face greater odds, and that both worse equipped and for a better cause, is in form and essence a more noble hero than the soldier. The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson

The next bell called us to chapel, and at intervals during the morning other bells called us from one class to another. The Ghost Ship by Richard Middleton

Having despatched my caravan, and being all alone, I called Quilly the next morning, and telling him I had thoughts of viewing the country, I bade him prepare to go with me. Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins by Robert Paltock [1751]

Robert Green Ingersoll These manuscripts are written in what are called capital Greek letters. What shall we do to be Saved? by Robert Green Ingersoll

Anthony Trollope He had been called on at a very early age to bear the weight of the family. The Macdermots of Ballycloran by Anthony Trollope [1847]

Captain Winstanley had set his face against what he called miscellaneous charity. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

James Joyce He had sinned so deeply against heaven and before God that he was not worthy to be called God’s child. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

George Meredith The ladies retired to read their letters by the morning’s post; whereupon Sir Lukin called to Redworth; ‘I met that woman in the park yesterday, and had to stand a volley. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Jack London The war should be called off, or the general strike would continue. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

He’s called Sleeker and he was going to help me find my brother’s grave. The Dark Mill Stream by Arthur Gask [1947]

John Stuart Mill I do not mean, of their capabilities; these nobody knows, not even themselves, because most of them have never been called out. The Subjection of Women by John Stuart Mill [1869]

But no man comes out of such a ‘wrangle’ (as Fyne called it) without showing some traces of it. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Thomas Hardy Sue, who had previously been called Mrs. Bridehead now openly adopted the name of Mrs. Fawley. Her dull, cowed, and listless manner for days seemed to substantiate all this. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

Some of the lumps we saw — nuggets they called ’em — was near as big as new potatoes, without a word of a lie in it. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

George Gissing What I am suffering from is called paraplegia; that’s when the lower half of the body is affected; it comes from injury or disease of the spinal cord. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

What was she doing? How could he ascertain? A dozen times during the evening he called his guards, under every possible pretext, and tried to compel them to talk with him. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Goldwin Smith He belongs to what Dr. Arnold called the modern period of ancient history. Cowper by Goldwin Smith [1880]

Anthony Trollope She was now residing in the house of a low radical tailor, who had assaulted the man she called her husband; and she was living under her maiden name. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

Elizabeth Von Arnim He could see himself being called in presently to advise. The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1922]

Anthony Trollope Mr Harding’s warmest admirers cannot say that he was ever an industrious man; the circumstances of his life have not called on him to be so; and yet he can hardly be called an idler. The Warden by Anthony Trollope

His classical controversies called forth Swift’s Battle of the Books. Life by Monk (1833). A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

Virginia Woolf As residents they called the great Doctor “Chuffy”; he was Dr. Andrews to American visitors. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

Anthony Trollope But yet a feeling of shamefacedness,—what some ladies consider as modesty, though it might more properly be called mauvaise honte,—forced me into temporary silence. Kept in the Dark by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Florence Dixie By the time they had done so the ostriches had got such a start that, seeing pursuit was useless, we called the dogs back. Across Patagonia by Florence Dixie [1880]

Anthony Hope Rupert called to a groom to bring him his horse, and dismissed the fellow with a crown. The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope

James Joyce It is so called for its discord the meseedo. Finnegans Wake by James Joyce

Washington Irving Allah preserve thee, my prince, in total ignorance of this thing called love!” The sage Eben Bonabben hastily retired, leaving the prince plunged in still deeper perplexity. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

George Eliot Thinks I, if there’s property wants a right owner, I shall be called for; for I didn’t know the law then. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

Sinclair Lewis When he called up Paul Riesling he was, in his moral splendor, unusually eager. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

Theodore Dreiser We’re not so far removed from you but what we might be called neighbors. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

George Gissing What was it Beatrice called me yesterday? A materialist; yes, a materialist. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

Washington Irving I am a warrior, and know nothing of this thing called love. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

The master of his chapel he called a bishop, who had under him his deans, arch-deacons, and vicars, each receiving great salaries; the bishop four hundred crowns a year, and the rest in proportion. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He called out, feebly enough at first. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

Guy de Maupassan They would remain away for a couple of days; then one morning they would be seen rowing about in the tub which they called their boat. The Donkey by Guy de Maupassan

H. G. Wells He had schemed that as what he called his ‘life task’. Star-Begotten by H. G. Wells [1937]

In the great shaft, called Terreros, they descend, by means of these ladders, to the depth of a thousand feet, there being platforms at certain distances, on which they can rest. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

E. F. Benson The resumption of walking-boots when the evening was over was rather a feature among the ladies and was called “The cobbler’s at-home. Queen Lucia by E. F. Benson [1920]

Anthony Trollope All the Lovels, even the rector, so called her. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

Rudyard Kipling I called that to mind subsequently. Traffics and Discoveries by Rudyard Kipling [1904]

Edith Wharton Himself not a wholly unread man, he admired intensely what he called the “cultivated gentleman” — and that was what Lewis was evidently going to be. False Dawn by Edith Wharton

Ivan Turgenev Katya called Fifi and opened the door for her. Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev

Robert Louis Stevenson Lerwick and Kirkwall, like Guam or the Bay of Islands, were but barbarous ports where whalers called to take up and to return experienced seamen. Records of a Family of Engineers by Robert Louis Stevenson

He called at the post-office morning and evening, only to find the same result; and a dull blank feeling, a kind of deadness of heart and mind, began to steal over him with the progress of the days. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Sir Walter Scott The only furniture, excepting a washing-tub and a wooden press, called in Scotland an ambry, sorely decayed, was a large wooden bed, planked, as is usual, all around, and opening by a sliding panel. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

George Meredith My father was injured by the English Admiralty: he never forgave it; but he would have fought one of their ships and offered his blood any day, if his country called to battle. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Benjamin Disraeli His rooms were called after his name; and the household treated him as one of the family. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

He liked to have clever men, or what he considered such, at his table, because it was a great thing to talk about; but he never could endure what he called ‘sharp fellows. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

Jack London It was “preacher’s night,” as my father privately called it, and Ernest was certainly out of place in the midst of the churchmen. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

Anthony Trollope Next to this rock, and within a quarter of a mile of it, is the second peak, called the Rock of the Needle. It rises narrow, sharp, and abrupt from the valley, allowing of no buildings on its sides. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

Gustave Flauber He called but she did not answer; he quickly tore away a strip of the canvas to let in some light; the zaimph was gone. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

Rudyard Kipling He sat her on his shoulder, and she called for bread and wine hoarsely, and prayed him to kiss her. Puck of Pook’s Hill by Rudyard Kipling [1906]

Henry James She remembered often to have heard her mother speak of me—she called me her English friend. The Diary of a Man of Fifty by Henry James [1879]

The professor was very decent about it; he called me by name at once. The Mystery of Choice by Robert W. Chambers [1896]

Anthony Trollope The lord had called her father an ass. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Mr. Gryce called about nine o’clock next morning. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green

D. H. Lawrence When Lady Louth called last time . The Virgin and the Gypsy by D. H. Lawrence

Walter Scott When he gained the portal, he called to know who was there, and what they wanted at so late an hour. Woodstock by Walter Scott [1855]

Richard Hakluyt The Prynces of England called the defenders of the faithe. A Discourse of Western Planting by Richard Hakluyt [1584]

Walter Scott He called on Phoebe loudly to stop, and had the brutality to menace her with one of his pistols if she continued to fly. Woodstock by Walter Scott [1855]

Robert Louis Stevenson The anecdote might be called infinitely little, and yet its meaning for Archie was immense. The Weir of Hermiston by Robert Louis Stevenson

E. Phillips Oppenheim Seaman, who was waiting outside the door of the anteroom, called him in and introduced him to several members of the suite. The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1920]

Shut up in the butterman’s small back-closet that he called his counting-house, Mr. Marks could be as private as need be. Breaking Down by Ellen Wood [1872]

He had never seen anything of the kind before, and he called to Katharine to come and look at it. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

Rudyard Kipling Look! there is that girl who saw me running away at the Very Beginning. If she had spoken then, the Eldest Magician would have called me back, and all this would never have happened. Just So Stories for Little Children by Rudyard Kipling [1902]

Two at least survive — the ones called Carreras and Martel, the Spaniard and the Belgian. At this moment they’re with D’Ingraville in London, and you may bet they’re in with him in this show. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

G. K. Chesterton It is called self-denial in the new millionaire if he lives on beans. A Miscellany of Men by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

Anthony Trollope When he calls a clergyman his “dear brother in Christ”, he is sure to go on to show that the man so called is altogether unworthy of the name. Dr. Wortle’s school by Anthony Trollope

G. K. Chesterton Perhaps that is why Wordsworth is called a Lake Poet instead of a mountain poet. A Miscellany of Men by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

M. R. James I suppose an hour or more to have been spent in what is called common-room after dinner. Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James

D. H. Lawrence The mate he brought was called Daniele. He was not a regular gondolier, so he had none of the cadger and prostitute about him. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

Arthur Machen So, on her first afternoon off after her return, Mary Aspinall called at the house in Lloyd Street to get the truth of the matter from her sister’s own lips. The Islington Mystery by Arthur Machen

Isabella Bird The relations and friends give it presents according to their means, answering to our christening gifts, and thereafter it is called by the name it has received. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Anthony Trollope He had seen a good deal of society both in London and in the country, and had never hesitated to express his opinions with an audacity which some had called insolence. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

George Eliot And now, in place of both, had come a resignation which he called by no glorifying name. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

He called upon Mr. Gerard on the morning after his arrival in town. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

John Galsworthy You have only what is called circumstantial evidence to go upon; and in such cases the credibility of the parties is a very important factor. Over the River by John Galsworthy

Anthony Trollope Sir Timothy had been called to order, but the Speaker had ruled ‘bellicose Irishman’ was not beyond the latitude of parliamentary animadversion. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

Having gone a little way, however, he presently turned back, saying that he now remembered all about it, and that they were called “The Horns of Yackma.” More than this we could not get from him. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Benjamin Disraeli After breakfast Vivian called on Mr. Sievers. He found that gentleman busied in his library. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

Anthony Trollope That same evening her father called her into the office after the clerks were gone and spoke to her thus. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

Arthur Conan Doyle Presently one of them and then the other was called out. The Parish Magazine by Arthur Conan Doyle [1930]

Elizabeth Gaskell Osborne, the eldest — so called after his mother’s maiden name — was full of tastes, and had some talent. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

Nothing called him away, that I can discover. Caramel Cottage by Ellen Wood [1885]

While at dinner, the cook called “Sail ho!” and, coming on deck, we saw two sails bearing round the point. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

Only a few days ago you were selling the powder for their destruction; now you want to give up to them the man that yesterday you called your friend. Almayer’s Folly by Joseph Conrad [1895]

Anthony Trollope She wore no vestige of crinoline, and hardly anything that could be called a train. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Sir Walter Scott The two men-at-arms, with whom Albert Malvoisin had not failed to communicate upon the import of their testimony, were now called forward. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott [1820]

For some time the letters contained nothing that could be called news; but late in September there came one which seemed to me to convey intelligence of some importance. Milly Darrell by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1873]

Thomas Hardy All around you there seemed to be something glaring, garish, rattling, and the noises and glares hit upon the little cell called your life, and shook it, and warped it. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

Mary Webb Edward, as he looked at her, felt as one does who has been reading a fairy-tale and is called to the family meal. Gone to Earth by Mary Webb [1917]

George Gissing Had he been marrying an heiress, Dyce would have called for pomp and circumstance, with portraits in the fashion papers, and every form of advertisement which society has contrived. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

On this door he called himself, “Andrew Larkspur, Commission Agent.” It will be seen by-and-by how Honoria Eversleigh had become acquainted with the fact of this man’s existence. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

He called the waiter, and announced that he would like to finish the meal with a FRESH fruit salad, and liqueur dressing. London in My Time by Thomas Burke

Anthony Trollope On that same day Lopez dined with his friend Everett Wharton at a new club, called the Progress, of which they were both members. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

D. H. Lawrence After a little while Mother called us in to supper. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

This may be called the syllogism arithmetical, in which, by combining logic and mathematics, we obtain a double certainty and are twice blessed. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

George Gissing My own experience has not been, on the whole, among people who belong to what is called society. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

The second occasion was at Leer, where I heard myself called by name, and woke to find him at the window. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

He accosted me, embraced me, and took me to the inn called L’Image Saint–Fiacre, and told me all about his troubles. Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

It is called heroic because in it the deeds of the heroes are recounted. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

Rudyard Kipling What shall I do?’ ‘Tell him to come out,’ said the ‘Stute Fish. So the Whale called down his own throat to the shipwrecked Mariner, ‘Come out and behave yourself. Just So Stories for Little Children by Rudyard Kipling [1902]

George Gerard called upon her now and then, and spoke to her plainly. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

So Sigurd called the horse Grani, the best of all the horses of the world; nor was the man he met other than Odin himself. The Story of the Volsungs by translated by William Morris and Eirikr Magnusson

Anthony Trollope On the present occasion, he was riding a strong brown beast, called Parsimony, that would climb over anything, and creep down the gable end of a house if he were required to do so. The Kellys and the O’Kellys by Anthony Trollope

E. Nesbi One day, when Mother was working so hard that she could not leave off even for ten minutes, Bobbie carried up her tea to the big bare room that they called Mother’s workshop. The Railway Children by E. Nesbi

James Joyce Will it ever be next morning the postal unionist’s (officially called carrier’s, Letters Scotch, Limited) strange fate (Fierceendgiddyex he’s hight, d. Finnegans Wake by James Joyce

Thomas Hardy Never before had the feeling of the villagers approached a level which could be called excitement on such a matter as this. Life’s Little Ironies by Thomas Hardy

Rudyard Kipling He called a dying man back to life by whispering in his ear, and the man sat up and laughed. Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

Peter drank a cup with the company, and then called for his horse. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

Dollmann having seen the yacht in port that morning had called on his return from Memmert to ask us to supper. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

Thomas Hardy A fly was called and they drove away. Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy [1895]

He called on Christ to blast them both. Miss Lonelyhearts by Nathanael West [1933]

Plucking up courage, Bunting called out, his voice echoing freshly on the still air: “Mr. Sleuth, sir? Mr. Sleuth!” The lodger stopped and turned round. The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

Charles Dickens I hurried those two into the Surf-boat, called to them to keep off, and waited with a grateful and relieved heart for the Long-boat to come and take me in, if she could. The Wreck of the Golden Mary by Charles Dickens [1856]

I’ve called to get from him a little private information. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

Anthony Trollope The examination lasted for four days, and it was arranged that on each of the four days each of the five candidates should be called up to undergo a certain quantum of Mr. Jobbles’ viva voce. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

Thomas Hardy He called upon her and sat with her the evening before she set out to see you. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Bram Stoker The Count had his own purposes when he gave her what Van Helsing called “the Vampire’s baptism of blood. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

I am at your service, messieurs,” added he in French. And he promptly expedited his court, to return to his Frenchmen, as he called them. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

G. K. Chesterton Long before poor old Warner had clambered out of his cab, the thing we called Smith had dissolved into dew and light on this lawn. Manalive by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

The figures at the door are generally called “Ngolowándá. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

They started to walk in the afternoon, but it was very hot, and they called a carriage. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

George Meredith I walked over to Bulsted with him, and heard on the way that it was Heriot who had called for her and driven her off. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Oliver Goldsmith Not being in a capacity of complying with his demand, he ordered his footman to be called up, who made his appearance in a very genteel livery. The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith

Anthony Trollope About five o’clock Mrs. McKeon learnt that Feemy would not be called for that day, and the poor girl was then induced to go to bed; but nothing could persuade her to allow any one to assist her. The Macdermots of Ballycloran by Anthony Trollope [1847]

In his hands, however, it was changed from an unguent into a powder, and was called the powder of sympathy. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

M. P. Shiel Now tell me, which is your biggest blue-jacket?” “Man called Young, my Lord King”. The Lord of the Sea by M. P. Shiel [1901]

Walter Besant Some days after he called me Daphne I found lying on my table, written in a feigned hand, a copy of most beautiful verses. Dorothy Forster by Walter Besant [1884]

Sinclair Lewis Between the second and third acts she called the company together, and supplicated, “I want to know something, before we have a chance to separate. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Walter Scott With this resolution they crossed the Forth at different ferries, and rendezvoused at the suburb called Portsburgh, where their appearance in a body soon called numbers around them. The Heart of Mid-Lothian by Walter Scott [1818]

While the people w r ere gathering, I called to a ragan, seeing him out of character. Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins by Robert Paltock [1751]

M. P. Shiel Her invention resembles the kind called ‘swallow-tail’ of old. The Purple Cloud by M. P. Shiel [1901]

Charles Dickens I called to the woman who had opened the gate when I entered, that I would not trouble her just yet, but would walk round the place before leaving. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

Elizabeth Gaskell The sailors mostly slept through the sermons; unless, indeed, there were incidents such as were involved in what were called ‘funeral discourses’ to be narrated. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

No one but Larose could have spoken of the Smiter as that man had done, and the fact alone that the inspector had called him ‘Gilbert’ clinched the matter there. Cloud the Smiter by Arthur Gask [1926]

But his good fortune was dead out, for just as he was passing the door, it swung open, and Sir Arnold Medway, standing just inside the hall, called out loudly, “Oh! here is Mr. Larose. He’s here. The Poisoned Goblet by Arthur Gask [1935]

Benjamin Disraeli He was what is called ‘a talented young man. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

Gaston Leroux Mercier, the acting-manager, called the Vicomte de Chagny’s attention to him and said: “This is the gentleman to whom you should put your question, monsieur. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux [1910]

Jules Verne Then in the distance rose several thousand of the Turcoman tents, called “karaoy,” which had been carried on the backs of camels. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

Benjamin Disraeli The Duke of St. James called upon Lady Aphrodite Grafton the next day, and at an hour when he trusted to find her alone. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

The peasant, recognizing Planchet, called him “the master,” to the grocer’s great satisfaction. Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Charles Dickens It came upon me all at once when on some slight pretence he called me back upon the previous night to take me by the hand again, and once more say, ‘God bless you. Master Humphrey’s Clock by Charles Dickens [1840]