Phrases with "calling"

Jules Verne Twenty-four hours after, at break of day, the man on the look-out was heard calling out, “Land ahead!” “In what direction?” asked Tom Austin, who was on watch. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

At last, wearied with waiting, and hopeless of hearing anything of him, I returned to town, calling en route at Rendlehurst to inform my father and mother of my ill-success. ’Long Live the King!’ by Guy Boothby [1900]

Henry James She had a way of calling every one Doctor; and Mrs. Lemon could scarcely convince her that this distinction was too precious to be so freely bestowed. Lady Barbarina by Henry James [1884]

We were busy with the hay in a far away field, when the girl that usually brought our breakfasts, came running an hour too soon, across the meadow and up the lane, calling me as she ran. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

Thomas Hughes He walks up the middle, and takes his post by Warner, who begins calling over the names. Tom Brown’s School Days by Thomas Hughes

On calling upon Madame Deberle at about nine o’clock she found her already up, with pallid cheeks and red eyes like the heroine of a tragedy. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

George Meredith She ran forth, calling to one of them, but they came hand in hand, declaring that they had seen neither woman nor man. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Thomas Hardy The marked civility of Clare’s tone in calling her seemed to have inspired her, for the moment, with a new glimmer of hope. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Nathaniel Hawthorne Two buried men with a voice at her ear and a cry afar off were calling her to lie down beside them. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Margaret Oliphant Oona, will you see that Hamish is ready? And we will have the pleasure of calling to-morrow,” Mrs. Forrester said, following to the door. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

Caesar Sturm, sensual and drunken beast though he was, did possess the power of calling up spirits from the dead. The Silent Dead by Arthur Gask [1950]

Rudyard Kipling Ours is the hardest calling in the world, with the least reward. Debits and Credits by Rudyard Kipling [1926]

Guy de Maupassant Then his courage forsook him, and he began to pet her affectionately, stroking her long ears, kissing her muzzle and calling her tender names. Mademoiselle Cocotte by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

Your mother tore all the buttons off her bodice, and sat there, all dishevelled as if she had been fighting, calling out: ‘Let us go away, Maxim. My brothers are our enemies; I am afraid of them. My Childhood by Maksim Gorky

Ivan Turgenev Well, I began to feel so set up that I fell to calling it all sorts of names. The Dog by Ivan Turgenev

But I should say that it put such men under a double strain, and perhaps that is the reason why so many of them break down in a calling that is certainly far less exhausting than business. A Traveler from Altruria by William Dean Howells

W. W. Jacobs It was a perfectly bred animal, with at least a dozen points about it calling for notice and admiration, but all that the cook noticed was the excellent preservation of its teeth. The Skipper’s Wooing by W. W. Jacobs [1897]

Then the report went on that you had been calling a lot on Mrs. Hilary lately, but nearly always when her husband was out. His Prey was Man by Arthur Gask [1942]

D. H. Lawrence Then he would stand under a tall fern-tree, and look up through the whorl of lace above his head, listening to the birds calling in the evening stillness, the parrots making a chinking noise. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Anatole France She tore herself out of my arms at the dawn with a thousand oaths to join me again very soon, calling me her soul, her life, her dearest sweetheart. At the Sign of the Reine Pédauque by Anatole France

It was then that I realized Nikola’s reason for calling to me. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

Robert Louis Stevenson For at the ordinary, calling for Rhenish wine and drinking of it deep, he soon became unutterably tipsy. Catriona by Robert Louis Stevenson

Edith Wharton Pauline was thankful Dexter had definitely promised to go with her — he was getting so restive nowadays about what he had taken to calling her dull dinners. Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton [1927]

Thomas Paine It is calling us villains: for no man asks the other to act the villain unless he believes him inclined to be one. The American Crisis by Thomas Paine

George Meredith When she was leaving he named a day for calling to see her. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

William Hope Hodgson And then, again, you know, it seems fat-headed, calling anything silly. The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson

They would be calling each other ‘little father’, I thought, and ‘little dove’, and ‘Ivan Alexandrovitch’, like the characters in Russian novels. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

Wilkie Collins Without knowing why he did so, Mat turned instantly and walked after him, calling to him to come back. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

Madame Lorilleux was loudly indignant, calling her brother a poor fool whose wife had shamed him. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

A. E. W. Mason For a while she heard only the blackbirds calling from the trees in the garden and the throbbing music of the river. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

Gervaise was now calling out the soiled clothes, as she packed them in her basket, for Madame Goujet to list. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

D. H. Lawrence Romero and the Princess rode away, calling Adios! to the Indians over the stream and into the dense spruce whence two strange figures had emerged. The Princess by D. H. Lawrence [1925]

Gustave Flauber They ran about calling to one another to receive the Ancients. Here and there on the flag-stones huge lions were couched like sphinxes, living symbols of the devouring sun. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

Arthur Machen Some man was calling his wares in one long continuous shriek that never stopped or paused, and, as a respond, a deeper, louder voice roared to him from across the road. The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen [1907]

G. K. Chesterton An old friend of mine will be calling on me shortly, to wind up the rather unusual business or ceremonial of which you have chanced to see a part. Tales of the Long Bow by G. K. Chesterton [1925]

Marjorie Bowen He began by repeating, in formal fashion, his accusation of last night — M. du Boccage was a murderer, and she, calling herself Lucille Debelleyme, was his accomplice. Forget-me-not by Marjorie Bowen [1932]

Anthony Trollope Mrs Dale had never dined there, and had latterly even deputed the calling to her daughters. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

Henry James Gentlemen calling on these occasions rarely found her sister: Mrs. Berrington had the field to herself. A London Life by Henry James [1888]

E. F. Benson Diva had finished calling on everybody, and approached rapidly. Miss Mapp by E. F. Benson [1922]

Anthony Trollope He spoke to his beasts, and accompanied his word with a goad from a pointed stick he held in his hand, when his farther progress was stopped by Henri’s calling from a little distance down the road. La Vendée by Anthony Trollope

You are wrong in calling that a plot—it is an insult. Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Anthony Trollope Mr. Arabin had of course been much in his own parish, looking to the doings at his vicarage, calling on his parishioners, and taking on himself the duties of his new calling. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Her flesh felt the touch of a gritty hand; a voice kept calling after her and round her: “The earth’s loose; the wind’s blowing. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

William Hope Hodgson And immediately, a wondrous great and lovely thrilling did wake all my being; for surely, I said, this was the spirit of my love, calling unto me with her brain-elements. The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson

Across the gray dim fields voices were calling the cattle home. Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley [1889]

On the next evening, which was warm so that the window was open, he heard them calling the cows in. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Thomas Hardy Ultimately Stephen had to go upstairs and talk loud to the vicar, receiving from him between his puffs a great many apologies for calling him so unceremoniously to a stranger’s bedroom. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

Maria Edgeworth And the two friends, le bel Irlandois, as they persisted in calling Ormond, and la belle Irlandoise, and their horses, and their horsemanship, were the admiration of the promenade. Ormond by Maria Edgeworth

Jonathan Swif Morning. I have been calling to Patrick to look in his almanac for the day of the month; I did not know but it might be leap-year. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

Rudyard Kipling Sometimes a flaring advertisement flanked the line, calling for men to settle down, take up the ground, and make their home there. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Guy de Maupassan I kept on calling him, but he has not come back. A Recollection by Guy de Maupassan

Charles Dickens This caused great confusion on board the steamer, and I heard them calling to us, and heard the order given to stop the paddles, and heard them stop, but felt her driving down upon us irresistibly. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

Ann Radcliffe It instantly struck him that this was the work of a supernatural power, when on calling aloud, he was answered by a voice from within. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

He, too — Burglar Bill — has ceased to dress his part and announce his calling to the world. London in My Time by Thomas Burke

John Galsworthy Birdigal must have written it in horror of some one calling it ‘vocal. The White Monkey by John Galsworthy

H. G. Wells It was on the floor that the idea of calling it the Food of the Gods came to him. The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth by H. G. Wells [1904]

He placed his child in an English school, and took to wandering about the country, calling himself Smith and other names, and never staying long in one place. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

Wilkie Collins I was in no mood for remaining in an empty house, in no mood for calling on any of my friends — I was fit for nothing but a gallop through the rain. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

John Galsworthy Do you mind calling me M. M. and letting me call you F. F.? It’s in the spirit of the age. To Let by John Galsworthy

Arthur Conan Doyle Here were whole lines of gentlemen who were burdened with a surplus in their incomes, and who were loudly calling to the poor and needy to come and take it off their hands. Beyond the City by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Henry Kingsley As the other two came on, calling on him to surrender, Desborough’s horse received a bullet in his chest, and down went horse and man together. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

G. K. Chesterton Readers may not agree with my calling him Catholic with a big C; but they will hardly complain of my calling him catholic with a small one. George Bernard Shaw by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

The waving of grasses,   The song of the river That sings as it passes   For ever and ever, The hobble-chains’ rattle,   The calling of birds, The lowing of cattle   Must blend with the words. The Man from Snowy River and other verses by A. B. Paterson

Elizabeth Gaskell Tell me everything, sir, that you wish to have done!” Her manner was calm and serious, and her countenance and deportment showed that the occasion was calling out strength sufficient to meet it. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

He said he spent half-a-day calling at warehouses to see if he could get it. The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith

Washington Irving Dolores upbraided him for his faithless conduct, calling him all manner of vagrant names, though, woman-like, she fondled him at the same time to her bosom, and covered him with kisses. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

Theodore Dreiser She had always considered Mrs. Field a woman of the same rigid circumspectness of attitude, and when she found Jennie calling there she was outwardly calm but inwardly irritated. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

In calling a man a hog, it is the man who gets angry, but it is the hog who is insulted. The Fiend’s Delight by Ambrose Bierce [1873]

George Gissing But girls are to be brought up to a calling in life, just as men are. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

As we did so we heard Verney calling and firing again; Perkins seized my cartridge pouch in his excitement, and I had to get more cartridges from my saddle. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch Still he struck out, and, oddly enough, found himself calling to his comrade to hold tight. I Saw Three Ships by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch [1893]

Elizabeth Gaskell The girls kept calling upon him as if he were even then present among us. Lois the Witch by Elizabeth Gaskell [1859]

The sound of the hammer and saw was all about me, and the calling of orders from above and below interfered much with any sentimental feelings I might have had. The Old Stone House and other stories by Anna Katharine Green

George Meredith He was precipitate in calling it the worst. The Case of General Ople and Lady Camper by George Meredith [1877]

I mind that we pervaded the town considerable, calling upon the people to bring out more armies for us to destroy. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

After answering it, he awakened first Viola, then Drayton and Bertram. “The foxy-faced gentleman — the one they name the Cleverest — he’ll be calling on us it seems. The Heads of Cerberus by Francis Stevens

G. K. Chesterton We have no tradition in English literature which would justify us in calling a comedy heroic, though there was once a poet who called a comedy divine. Varied Types by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

Henry James Lord Warburton walked beside her and talked of Saint Sophia of Constantinople; she feared for instance that he would end by calling attention to his exemplary conduct. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

He would run out to post a letter or to buy a cucumber for lunch in his shirt-sleeves, and, even when fully dressed, the only evidence of his sacred calling was his collar. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Virginia Woolf It is difficult not to weep as we sing, as we pray that God may keep us safe while we sleep, calling ourselves little children. The Waves by Virginia Woolf [1931]

In spite of her mockery of her sister she knew quite well what Rosamond had meant by calling Inkamasi “profane. Shadows of Ecstasy by Charles Williams

H. Rider Haggard Then he took Gudruda in his arms, and, leading the horse, stumbled through the darkness, calling on Skallagrim. The Baresark answered, and presently his large form was seen looming in the gloom. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

E. Phillips Oppenheim His heart was calling all the time for an unknown boon. The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1920]

H. G. Wells Giant voices called to one another above there, calling the Giants together to the Council of War, to hear the terms that Caterham had sent. The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth by H. G. Wells [1904]

H. G. Wells Then I would fall to rubbing my eyes and calling upon God to let me awake. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells [1896]

F. Scott Fitzgerald We got to calling her ‘Only Jessie.’ And she’s just where she was when she started — only worse. Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Rudyard Kipling I can only call you a hound and a liar, and I can’t go on calling you names for ever. Under the Deodars by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

Stephen Lucius Gwynn Moore’s first impulse does not seem to have been belligerent, and as the purpose of calling Jeffrey out dawned on him, there dawned also a difficulty. Thomas Moore by Stephen Lucius Gwynn [1905]

It consisted of a gentleman on horseback fulfilling the duties of a beater of hawking, throwing the bait, calling to the falcon, and galloping through the deep grass of a swamp. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

George Gissing His father no longer dwelt in the old home, but had recently gone over to Norway, where he pursued his calling of timber-merchant. Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing [1891]

Henry Handel Richardson There was, besides, a kind of manly exactness in her habit of thinking and speaking; and it was this trait her companions tried to symbolise, in calling her by the initial letters of her name. The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson

D. H. Lawrence A man was calling up the last cows, which trailed slowly over the path-worn pasture. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

Arthur Conan Doyle I rushed out, calling loudly for my stepfather, and I met him hastening from his room in his dressing-gown. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

D. H. Lawrence The wind was getting noisier, and the sea was shut out but still calling outside the house. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

H. G. Wells Hell was indeed good enough to scare me and prevent me calling either of my brothers fools, until I was eleven or twelve. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

The pagoda, as he persisted in calling the palanquin, had been left standing on the spot where we last saw it. The Room in the Dragon Volant by J. Sheridan LeFanu

Sinclair Lewis The anti-vivisection lady called the anti-nicotine lady a murderer, a wretch, and an atheist, all of which the anti-nicotine lady endured, merely weeping a little and calling for the police. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

Suppose I were as impetuous as you are? I should, perhaps, be calling you ungrateful. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Charles Dickens After calling to him twice or thrice that there was nothing to fear, but without effect, he suffered Hugh to sink upon the ground, and followed to bring him back. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

Theodore Dreiser The gray stones were already faintly messy where the water rippled and sparkled, and early birds were calling — robins and blackbirds and wrens. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

To die for commerce is hard enough, but to go under that sea we have been trained to combat, with a sense of failure in the supreme duty of one’s calling is indeed a bitter fate. Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad [1921]

Henry Fielding She took the first hint from my lord’s calling the gentleman captain; to which she answered, “Ay, I wish your lordship would make him so. Amelia by Henry Fielding

Arthur Conan Doyle With your consent, I trust to have the honor of calling at eleven o’clock the day after tomorrow (Wednesday) morning. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

Elizabeth Gaskell In the first place, she did not like Margaret’s trick of calling her ‘dear old Dixon’ whenever she was particularly demonstrative. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

R. D. Blackmore I have ridden far, and my back is sore, and my substance is calling for renewal. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Lady Chavasse even took to calling her “Layne.” This, the sudden dethroning of her social status, was the third mistake; and this one, as the first, was my lady’s. A Tale of Sin by Ellen Wood [1870]

Anthony Trollope In the meantime, Sir Lionel had been calling on Miss Todd—had heard a good deal about Miss Todd; and was strong at heart, as a man is strong who has two good strings to his bow. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

Virginia Woolf There he went — she could see him now — calling down maledictions upon the Irish rebels. Orlando by Virginia Woolf [1928]

Charles Dickens Is there, or is there not, a reason for calling them back?” For a moment the notary looked to and fro, between Obenreizer and Bintrey, in helpless astonishment. No Thoroughfare by Charles Dickens [1867]

William Hope Hodgson But surely, My Beautiful One had a dreadful love for me, for she cast herself at the dog, to save me, calling to the other hounds. The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson

Among the letters lying unopened on his writing-table he found a letter from one of the officials of the Unitas, calling his attention, politely and respectfully, to that oversight upon his part. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

He travels at a good round pace; and were you to see him pass from tree to tree, as I have done, you would never think of calling him a sloth. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

James Joyce Open the door softly, somebody wants you, dear! You’ll hear him calling you, bump, like a blizz, in the muezzin of the turkest night. Finnegans Wake by James Joyce

And, in the silence of our awed hearts, a cuckoo near at hand began calling gently to the new day, coming up in peace out of the shining east. In Praise of a Suffolk Cottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1921]

Leo Tolstoy It was evening before I could get to sleep, and then only after calling on a friend and drinking till I; was quite drunk. After the Dance by Leo Tolstoy

Charles Kingsley We must try to make all which we tell them bear on the great purpose of unfolding to woman her own calling in all ages — her especial calling in this one. On Literature--English by Charles Kingsley

Olaf Stapledon These desires do not imply, each of them, a unique factor, calling for some special explanation. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

She would be back, she added, in a week or ten days, and, to prevent all suspicion of her not returning, she paid a fortnight’s rent and said she would be calling for any letters which might arrive. The Man of Death by Arthur Gask [1945]

I don’t know what your friend means by calling it the end of desire. Many Dimensions by Charles Williams [1931]

Walter Scott This experienced dowager acted as mistress of the ceremonies on such occasions, and was the trusty depositary of more intrigues than were known to any dozen of her worshipful calling besides. Peveril of the Peak by Walter Scott [1822]

Arthur Conan Doyle But the old knight was calling impatiently from below and together they hurried down the winding path to where the horses waited under the sandy bluff. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

Mark Twain The clanging bell had been calling for half an hour. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain [1876]

G. K. Chesterton But in fact Stevenson was describing the kingdom of heaven and calling it Skelt; while Zola was describing all the kingdoms of hell and calling it real life. Robert Louis Stevenson by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

Charles Dickens The completion of many London improvements, as Trafalgar Square (I particularly observed the singularity of His Majesty’s calling THAT an improvement), the Royal Exchange, &c. Reprinted Pieces by Charles Dickens [1850]

James Joyce Soon be calling him my lord mayor. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Charles Dickens To hear everybody calling everybody else Batcheetcha, on a Sunday, or festa-day, when there are crowds in the streets, is not a little singular and amusing to a stranger. Pictures from Italy by Charles Dickens [1846]

LOCAL tradition has it that all this plain of Signa was once a lake with only the marsh birds calling and the reeds waving in the great silence of its waters — long ago. Signa by Ouida

I quitted Spain, calling myself by the assumed title of Don Alphonso d’Alvarada, and attended by a single Domestic of approved fidelity. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

George Eliot The rector determined to get on horseback and go amidst the crowd with the constables; and he sent a message to Mr Lingon, who was at the Ram, calling on him to do the same. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

But for Hill’s convincing me Davy could not have got out of here after he had locked him and Macintosh in for safety, I should have said it was the boy himself, calling me from outside. David Garth’s Night-Watch by Ellen Wood [1869]

They would swing their hips, or group together tightly, or flaunt along with awkward grace, all for the purpose of calling attention to the fact that their forms were filling out. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

D. H. Lawrence I thought of calling at the studio, but did not wish to disturb the Baroness. I should be very much obliged if you could send the doll at once, as I do not feel easy while it is out of my possession. The Captain’s Doll by D. H. Lawrence

George Meredith A gaping public-house, calling itself newly Hotel, fell backward a step. The House on the Beach by George Meredith [1877]

Henry Handel Richardson Afterwards, in the drawing-room, Lizzie had made open complaint of his inertia; discussing him in that barefaced way of hers which plumed itself on calling a spade a spade. The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

Sinclair Lewis The next day the chief, the commissioner, and a self-appointed committee of inspectors and captains came calling on Don Dorgan at his shack. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

Therefore, calling myself home, I have now enjoyed myself; whereof likewise I desire to make the world partaker. Bacon by R. W. Church [1884]

Anthony Trollope In furtherance of this scheme she went so far as to break a brooch — a favourite brooch of her own — in order that she might have an excuse for calling at the jewellers’. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Sinclair Lewis It was after dawn when he was aroused by her shaking him and calling “George! George!” in something like horror. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

I am still uncertain which surprised me more, the telegram calling my attention to the advertisement, or the advertisement itself. The Black Mask by E. W. Hornung [1901]

Anthony Trollope Voltaire has described him as calling upon his fellow-conspirators to murder Cicero and Cato, and to burn the city. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Virginia Woolf They are always calling for songs in Twelfth Night, “0 fellow come, the song we had last night. The Death of the Moth and other essays by Virginia Woolf [1942]

He fell, calling in piteous tones to a padre who was in the coach, entreating him to stop and confess him, and groaning out a farewell to his friend the driver. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

She felt certain that he was threatening her and calling her names. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Oh, and—Tom!” added Jacob, calling him back as he went out. Chandler & Chandler by Ellen Wood [1875]

Henry Handel Richardson Leaning forward and calling her by her name, he said in a low, urgent voice: “Salli, there are things . Succedaneum by Henry Handel Richardson

Anthony Trollope Now, at this time of their flitting into some small mean dwelling at Guestwick, they had previously settled among themselves that that affair of calling at the Manor might be allowed to drop. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

But there seems to be no calling except novel-writing (and perhaps acting) towards which he can imagine this kind of devotion. Charles Dickens by George Orwell [1940]

Goldwin Smith How will it twist and twine itself about to get from under the Cross, which it is the glory of our Christian calling to be able to bear with patience and goodwill. Cowper by Goldwin Smith [1880]

Sinclair Lewis Elmer, who is this secretary of yours that you keep calling up all the while?” The Reverend Dr. Gantry rose quietly, and sonorously he spoke: “My dear mater, I owe you everything. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

Henry James He was extremely excited by what he had been doing, for it was inevitable that there should be a certain emotion in calling up the spectre of dishonor before a family a thousand years old. The American by Henry James [1877]

George Meredith I sanctioned no calling there, nothing of the kind. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Henry James She was on the point of calling him, in the same tone, when he suddenly opened his eyes, stared a moment, and then rose with a smile and a bow. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

The public are calling out against us, and we are under a dreadful cloud. The Lonely House by Arthur Gask [1929]

Rudyard Kipling They’ll be calling all night, and so’ll the siren. Many Inventions by Rudyard Kipling [1893]

Anatole France I should have stopped there the whole of the night, calling Jahel, if my good tutor had not got hold of me and pushed me inside the large compartment of the carriage, which he entered after me. At the Sign of the Reine Pédauque by Anatole France

Isabella Bird The elders of the party, being tired, repaired to the seats on Iris Island to rest, Mr. De Forest calling to Nettie, “Come here, my child; don’t go near the water. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

Henry Handel Richardson Madeleine Wade had been through experiences of the same kind before; and hardly a fortnight later they were calling each other by their Christian names. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Frederick Marryat The voice of Edward calling him by name dissipated all alarm, and in another minute he was in the arms of his brother and sisters. Children of the New Forest by Frederick Marryat [1847]

George Eliot But Philip could hardly have been ill, or it would have been known through the calling in of the medical man; it was probable that he was gone out of the town for a little while. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

Wilkie Collins But the older I got, the worse I got at calling anything to mind in a clear way about Mary and the old country. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

He blustered a little, partly at the loss, chiefly at the encouragement of tramps, calling it astounding folly. Mrs. Todhetley’s Earrings by Ellen Wood [1873]

It was Rabotchi i Soldat, announcing the victory of the Proletarian Revolution, the liberation of the Bolsheviki still in prison, calling upon the Army front and rear for support . Ten Days That Shook the World by John Reed

Wilkie Collins The effort of walking and calling after him, had turned Mat’s thoughts in another direction. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

Mary Webb Suddenly she thought of Vessons. Where was he? She ran to the kitchen calling him. Gone to Earth by Mary Webb [1917]

D. H. Lawrence Later he found her at the gate calling shrilly and imperiously: “My name is Anna, Anna Lensky, and I live here, because Mr. Brangwen’s my father now. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Sinclair Lewis We just don’t go calling on them. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

John Galsworthy The choice was between giving him the ten pounds or calling a policeman. Swan Song by John Galsworthy

It will be a struggle in which men will fight barefoot and on empty stomachs for the privilege of calling themselves free. The Forsaken Inn by Anna Katharine Green

But he was ready enough to take me to Havana. However, he insisted upon calling down his mate, a gingery fellow, short, too, but wizened, and as stupid as himself. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

George Gissing In any case, there could be no harm in calling on his brother; it made an excuse for a day in London, the country stillness having driven him all but to frenzy. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch José protested, halting and calling in Spanish for protection. The Two Scouts by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

Robert Louis Stevenson It chanced that as Rua sat in the valley of silent falls, He heard a calling of doves from high on the cliffy walls. Ballads by Robert Louis Stevenson

D. H. Lawrence One can hear it calling out of the leaves every time you speak. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

Jane Austen Mr. Darcy was writing, and Miss Bingley, seated near him, was watching the progress of his letter and repeatedly calling off his attention by messages to his sister. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen [1813]

At the sight the fountains of my grief reopened, and I cried bitterly, repeating, “Oh! mamma, mamma, little mamma!” and so went on weeping and calling wildly on the deaf and the silent. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Henry Handel Richardson She did not learn quickly; but she was soon as enthusiastic a skater as Maurice himself; and he fell into the habit of calling for her, every afternoon, on his way to the ponds. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Arthur Conan Doyle I have a vague recollection, as one remembers a bad dream, of rushing about through the woods all round the empty camp, calling wildly for my companions. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

Wilkie Collins Missing the entrance in the dark, he went on (in spite of my calling to him) till he was stopped by a wicket-gate which led into the garden. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Henry James He in fact presented himself and in her drawing-room met her mother, who happened to be calling at the same moment. Lady Barbarina by Henry James [1884]

The heavens rang with them, as if calling him to account; for those were the very words Freya would have to use. Freya of the Seven Isles by Joseph Conrad [1911]

George MacDonald Again came the voice, calling “Diamond, Diamond;” and in jumped the star to its place. At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald

The host is riding from Knocknarea And over the grave of Clooth-na-bare; Caolte tossing his burning hair And Niamh calling Away, come away: Empty your heart of its mortal dream. The Wind Among the Reeds by William Butler Yeats [1899]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Then calling a waiter, he paid his bill and left the restaurant. The Long Arm of Mannister by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1909]

Victor Hugo He reigned, notwithstanding; but the Lords wound up by calling him to account and banishing him. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

If, instead of calling a and b independent, we now call them ‘interdependent,’ ‘united,’ or ‘one,’ he says, these words do not contradict any sort of mutual influence that may be proposed. A Pluralistic Universe by William James [1909]

Alexander Pope I left no calling for this idle trade, No duty broke, no father disobey’d. Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot by Alexander Pope [1735]

Arthur Conan Doyle Lieutenant Hawthorne, or Jack, as I cannot help calling him, had been very quiet since the day of the picnic, and given himself up to reverie. Our Derby Sweepstakes by Arthur Conan Doyle

Algernon Blackwood In my excitement I ran frantically to and fro about the island, calling him by name, shouting at the top of my voice the first words that came into my head. The Willows by Algernon Blackwood [1907]

Captain Lloyd got up to see what was the matter, and was felled by a hatchet, calling out to his wife for his revolver. The Golden Chersonese and the way thither by Isabella L. Bird [1883]

Lucy Maud Montgomery I want to go out so much — everything seems to be calling to me, ‘Anne, Anne, come out to us. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

George Gissing These, calling to each other, collected at length a small crowd, which hung about the litter when it reached the place of embarkation. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

Henry James He could no longer think of himself as very young, alas, and if his position was not so brilliant as it ought to be he could no longer justify it by calling it a struggle. The Liar by Henry James [1888]

Jack London One cannot travesty the word by calling such dens and lairs “homes. The People of the Abyss by Jack London [1903]

They shall have no justification in calling me a thief, Eleanor. You will write to your sister by this afternoon’s post, perhaps, my dear, and tell her that I did not try to rob you. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Jack London I could hear Lee calling all the time to the men who drove the wagons not to go so fast. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

Elizabeth Gaskell She only felt that he comprehended her better than Miss Benson, who once more tried to reconcile her to her present, by calling her attention to the length and breadth thereof. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

Miss Lonelyhearts was very happy and inside of his head he was also calling on Christ. But his call was not a curse, it was the shape of his joy. Miss Lonelyhearts by Nathanael West [1933]

T. E. Lawrence Accordingly, we put off calling Rafa to meet us at Azrak, and said not a word to Zaal, concentrating our thoughts instead on Wadi Khalid and its bridges. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Mrs. Brook Dingwall and little Frederick were at Brighton. ‘Much obliged to you, Miss Crumpton,’ said Cornelius, in his most dignified manner, ‘for your attention in calling this morning. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

What his sister-in-law and daughter feel themselves justified in calling “the beginning of the end” had come at last. Dickens by Adolphus William Ward [1882]