Phrases with "came"

Lothair Coningsby came stumbling into the hall, and when Aaron saw him he drew great breaths of relief. The Greater Trumps by Charles Williams

Wilkie Collins Let me describe how we went to our last party, and how we came back from it. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

Sinclair Lewis The delight of sea-faring which he had found on the Atlantic came to him again in the narrow gangways ‘tween decks, suggesting speed in their sharp curve toward the bow. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

Eton, studied law at Leyden, came to London and wrote dramas, called to Bar 1740, published Joseph Andrews 1742, became journalist, appointed a magistrate for Middlesex, etc. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

Henry Lawson A new chum came along and asked us whether the Maoris were very bad round Sydney. He’d heard that they were. While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson

D. H. Lawrence His heart closed tight like a fir-cone, which had been open and full of naked seeds when he came to them. A Modern Lover by D. H. Lawrence [1933]

Jules Verne A coat was thrown over his shoulders, and the settlers all came round him to press his hand. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Miss Deveen came fully dressed—she was often up before other people; Cattledon arrived in a white petticoat and shawl. Our Visit by Ellen Wood

Andrew Lang The next tidings that happened at Froda were that the shepherd came in and was very silent; he spoke little, and that in a frenzied manner. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang

But upon returning home at night, the old horror of going into the house came on again. Featherston’s Story by Ellen Wood [1889]

H. G. Wells What was it came his way? It must have been the hard, doctrinaire stuff’ of little pamphlets and furtive meetings in one of the very provincial towns. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

E. F. Benson How would it be if we had the tableaux first at Lucia’s, and then came on here? If Lucia cares to suggest that to me, and my guests consent, I don’t mind doing that. Queen Lucia by E. F. Benson [1920]

Tobias Smolle It was thought Mr. Darnel came on purpose to show his resentment. The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves by Tobias Smolle

Guy de Maupassan It came away, followed by the sheet and the rest of the bed-clothes. An Uncomfortable Bed by Guy de Maupassan

Kenneth Grahame Presently the Mole came tumbling into the room, evidently very pleased with himself. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

When we came down-stairs again, she hesitated a minute or two, and at last says, “Gentlemen,” says she, “I am afraid I have done wrong, and perhaps it may bring you into trouble. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

They came forth now, and passed across his brain — no longer confusing and distorted, but in orderly and intelligible sequence. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

Anne Bronte Ceremony was quickly dropped between us: Mr. Weston came as an expected guest, welcome at all times, and never deranging the economy of our household affairs. Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte [1847]

We were talking about it when you came in. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

When I first saw her I thought her wonderful sunburn came out of a bottle, and I considered her too much of a movie star, but when I found it was the gift of Heaven I rather took to her. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

Soon the lane ended and he came to a stretch of country as lonely as anyone could wish. The Vengeance of Larose by Arthur Gask [1939]

Officers came ducking from beneath their tents and gathered in groups. What I Saw of Shiloh by Ambrose Bierce [1881]

Willa Cather It was to her, at her ironing or mending, that I read my first Shakespeare’, and her old textbook on mythology was the first that ever came into my empty hands. The Troll Garden by Willa Cather [1905]

Willa Cather This is the hour he’s with his seniors, isn’t it?” They entered and went along the hall until they came to number 17; the door was afar, and at the moment one of the students was speaking. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather [1925]

It came rushing at him; he felt his lower jaw beginning to jerk uncontrollably; his eyes were shut; his heart was swelling till it must, it must, break; he was leaning sideways over his chair. The Place of the Lion by Charles Williams [1931]

Carlier, who had been fishing off the bank, came back and remarked while he showed his catch, “The niggers seem to be in a deuce of a stir; I wonder what’s up. Tales of Unrest by Joseph Conrad [1898]

Guy de Maupassant At last, losing patience, he commenced to pull it out, and all the bleeding gullet of the beast, with a portion of its intestines, came out. Paul’s Mistress (La Femme de Paul) by Guy de Maupassant [1881]

Henry Handel Richardson Nor was it he alone who came in question. Succedaneum by Henry Handel Richardson

H.P. Lovecraft Then the doctor came with his medicine-case and asked crisp questions, and removed the patient’s outer clothing, shoes, and socks. In the Vault by H.P. Lovecraft [1925]

George Gissing That such things not seldom came to her hearing was a motive of troubled reflection, common enough in all intelligent girls who live in touch with the wider world. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

It came not from without, but from somewhere within the house, for when he opened the lattice again he did not hear it. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

Arnold Bennett Everybody had gone except the two Orgreaves and Tertius Ingpen. “I don’t know about you, Johnnie, but I must go,” said Janet Orgreave when Hilda came back. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

Charles Dickens He came back, grave and quiet; and, from that time forth, was curiously changed. A House to Let by Charles Dickens [1858]

Frederick Marryat One evening Pablo came over with the horses after it was dark. Children of the New Forest by Frederick Marryat [1847]

Willa Cather It was to her, at her ironing or mending, that I read my first Shakspere, and her old text-book on mythology was the first that ever came into my empty hands. Youth and the Bright Medusa by Willa Cather [1920]

The finest masquerade that was ever beheld in Europe. All Paris came in masks to see that magnificent spectacle. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

Olaf Stapledon Presently another car came in the opposite direction, hooted violently, and drew up with screeching brakes. Collected Stories by Olaf Stapledon

Richard Burton The boy Mohammed and Shaykh Nur, who had been intimates the first day, differed in opinion on the second, and on the third came to pushing each other against the wall. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Thus matters stood when the Christians of the place came and sought to obtain my assistance. Eothen by Alexander William Kinglake [1844]

Unlocking the door, she rang for the maid to put on her bath, for she wanted to go out and telegraph to Miles Rushworth.   It was half-past ten when Ivy came back to the flat. The Story of Ivy by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1927]

Elizabeth Von Arnim I didn’t before I came here. The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1922]

From thence tidings came to Etzelburg, 122 at which both men and wives therein were glad. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

Wilkie Collins Nothing very serious came of the meeting. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

He was certain she was riding on the same train as himself, in a second-class coach; but at every stop, after walking out, he came back saying: “Not to be seen. Mother by Maksim Gorky

He swept an arm round him, and as it came to his rear his wrist also was seized, and the arm was drawn against his back and held there. The Greater Trumps by Charles Williams

D. H. Lawrence Yet it fascinated him, and he came again to look. The Captain’s Doll by D. H. Lawrence

For the meal which followed, with his wet clothes taken away by Rahm to dry, he came to the table in the promised dressing-gown and pyjamas. The Silent Dead by Arthur Gask [1950]

Anna Katherine Green But it was not from her lips, poor girl, that this gasping shriek went up, but from those of the woman who saw the deed and knew from whom the arrow came and for whom it was meant. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

The carriage was waiting before the gateway, the ostler holding the heads of Bob and Blister, when Captain Sanker came up in dreadful excitement. A Day of Pleasure by Ellen Wood [1872]

The spectrum of the comet came out beautifully — a long bar of color crossed with a lovely ruling of thin dark and bright lines, the sight of which elicited from us an exclamation of satisfaction. Negligible Tales by Ambrose Bierce

Olaf Stapledon When the time came to part, he did take her hand. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

Henry James There passed before him with intensity the three or four things he wanted most to know; but the question that came of itself to his lips really covered the others. The Beast in the Jungle by Henry James [1903]

James Payn All of a sudden, there was a violent ejaculation from Derrick; he threw himself down upon some crouching object, and then came a struggle and a choking scream. Mirk Abbey by James Payn [1866]

Edith Wharton Liff Hyatt came down to fetch me. Summer by Edith Wharton [1917]

Sir Walter Scott As the Antiquary entered, Lovel arose and came forward to welcome him. The Antiquary by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

M. P. Shiel When Cobby bent over him, he discovered that Macray had been struck in the left patella; and now his shouts for Sueela began to sound through the canes, till she came brushing through. Children of the Wind by M. P. Shiel [1923]

Yesterday he asked me where I had worked before I came to him. The House on the Island by Arthur Gask [1931]

George Meredith Strike came to me to get my name for a bill that night. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

Rudyard Kipling Here they all spoke together, screaming like gulls, and a Yellow Man, such as I have never seen, came to the high deck and cut our bonds. Puck of Pook’s Hill by Rudyard Kipling [1906]

Anatole France When I came down to the innyard in the morning I met M. d’Anquetil, who, now that I had deceived him, appeared to me less odious than formerly. At the Sign of the Reine Pédauque by Anatole France

John Galsworthy Even if she had never loved him, she had made no fuss until Bosinney came on the scene. In Chancery by John Galsworthy

Poor woman, I was sorry for her, and so befriended her when she came out. Marauders by Night by Arthur Gask [1951]

He came now to announce to us the completion of his Essay on the Pericyclical Motions of the Earth’s Axis, and the precession of the equinoctial points. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Ann Radcliffe She came to a little lonely recess, formed by high trees; the wind sighed mournfully among the branches, and as it waved their lofty heads scattered their leaves to the ground. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

Arthur Conan Doyle Only when I came close to him did I recognise that it was Marshal Ney. He howled at the flying troops and his voice was hardly human. The Adventures of Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1903]

Edith Wharton His train was late, and when he came down the party had already gone in to dinner. A Backward Glance by Edith Wharton [1934]

Anna Katherine Green Sooner than they expected the expert mentioned came in. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

Algernon Blackwood She was very close and her fragrance came on me with her breath, like the perfume of the summer garden. The Garden of Survival by Algernon Blackwood [1918]

He had some loose gold about him, silver too, but the pocket-book came to his hand first, so he pulled it out. Going through the Tunnel by Ellen Wood [1869]

Arthur Conan Doyle She came forward swiftly and with perfect assurance to the centre of the circle. The Land of Mist by Arthur Conan Doyle [1926]

Out came Jones; close behind him was his wife. A Second Coming by Richard Marsh [1900]

Robert Louis Stevenson He had some design of a fortune in the French Indies, as the Chevalier wrote me; and it was the sum required for this that he came seeking. The Master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson

Arthur Conan Doyle When I came there first there was a man, Meunier, from Rheims, who had given information of some plot to escape. The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1896]

Sinclair Lewis When Zenith’s lone Conscientious Objector came home from prison and was righteously run out of town, the newspapers referred to the perpetrators as an “unidentified mob. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

Henry Handel Richardson Hence, his original scheme, of snatching what he wanted and letting her go, came to nothing. Succedaneum by Henry Handel Richardson

But I should greatly have preferred to stay where I was till George came back. Initials Only by Anna Katharine Green

E. Phillips Oppenheim With the metamorphosis came a larger measure of caution on her part. The Man Without Nerves by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

We waited for an hour, crouching just behind the far parapets, but never came that ominous familiar whistle. Greenmantle by John Buchan

E. F. Benson There came to spend the day a former curate of Mr. Brontë‘s, now a vicar. Charlotte Bronte by E. F. Benson [1932]

Arthur Conan Doyle But then there came a sudden revulsion. The Green Flag by Arthur Conan Doyle [1900]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Then the leader of the orchestra came to the conclusion that three encores were sufficient. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

Arthur Morrison They were indeed less than half finished when I came away, and Mrs Lamb, the landlady, had shown them to me one day when Kingscote was out. The Chronicles of Martin Hewitt by Arthur Morrison

George Gissing And in the rear came the rabble of Surrentines, encouraged to return by this arrival of armed authority. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

I had seen the love-light in her eyes when I came near, and had felt the quickening beatings of her heart when the sweet, soft body came in close to mine. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

Edgar Rice Burroughs As Raja came close I caught him by the neck and pulled him up to me. Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1923]

Jules Verne In five steps I came to an iron wall, made of plates bolted together. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

Jane Austen And so, just as he was going away again, it came into my head, I am sure I do not know how I happened to think of it, but it came into my head to ask him if there was any news. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen [1811]

She came in, beaming with smiles, in the splendour of gala clothes, a sky-blue poplin sacque, covered with Irish lace, over a primrose satin petticoat powdered with silver shamrocks. The Infidel by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1900]

Rudyard Kipling My own servant came to me in the twilight, the muslin of his clothes clinging tightly to his drenched body, and told me that a gentleman had called and wished to see some one. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Presently, without noticing who her neighbour was, Susan came and shared his seat. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Anna Katherine Green There came a night — I think it was Tuesday — when the order came, and they took the road to Belport. Not a word did his employer utter the whole way. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

Mr. Blair looked up and down; and an awful fear came over me. The Beginning of the End by Ellen Wood [1869]

D.H. Lawrence He sat up suddenly, threw away the bedclothes, from which came a puff of hot steam, and began to rub his pyjamas against his sides and his legs. The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence

With eyes starting from my head I peered into the darkness, but when he came into the room I did not see him. The Maker of Moons by Robert W. Chambers

In the morning she never came down until long after our family prayers were over, and at night she never left the drawing room to attend our brief evening prayers in the hall. Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

She came up against it all day long — that vague, blank disbelief so common in illiterate people, against which all argument is powerless. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

F. Scott Fitzgerald But her “Yes, Merlin,” came without a sign or flicker of interior disturbance. Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The creatures then came out of the cave, and drew themselves up, if I remember rightly, in four bands. The Celtic Twilight by William Butler Yeats [1893]

Nothing came down the white road from the west. Prester John by John Buchan

Rudyard Kipling An oath from Salem Hardieker,   A shriek upon the stairs, A dance of shadows on the wall,   A knife-thrust unawares — And Hans came down, as cattle drop,   Across the broken chairs. Departmental Ditties and other verses by Rudyard Kipling [1886]

Henry Handel Richardson And when Nannan had fetched the children, she abruptly came back to the subject of her thoughts. The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

After five or six days the color came back to her cheek and her strength returned. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

E. F. Benson Besides, though he had been manly enough to reject with scorn the wiles of the devil who had suggested the seduction of Cadman, he thought he would tease her a little even if his dream came true. Mapp and Lucia by E. F. Benson [1931]

H. Rider Haggard At length she retired exhausted, and another took her place, then another and another, but none of them, either in grace, skill, or personal attractions, came up to the first. King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard

But maybe it will please him that I came after him myself and then had to wait an hour. Claimed! by Francis Stevens

This talk of sitting down in the Park came over her like a nightmare, with a nightmare’s horror of unreality become actual. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

D. H. Lawrence And immediately after the youth came a maiden, with hair on the wind and her shirt-breast open, striding in corduroy breeches, rumpled worsted stockings, thick boots, a knapsack and an alpenstock. The Captain’s Doll by D. H. Lawrence

I thought I saw a hat above a jagged piece of ruined wall, and then a second — yes, I saw two hats conversing; the voices came from under them. The Room in the Dragon Volant by J. Sheridan LeFanu

Arthur Conan Doyle There was a half moon shining, and, as I came up to our trysting-place, I saw that I was not the first to arrive. The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1896]

William Makepeace Thackeray When I came to the street, I found the family assembled in the following order of march:— — No. 1, the great-grandmother walking daintily along, supported by No. 3, her granddaughter. The Second Funeral of Napoleon by William Makepeace Thackeray [1841]

Rudyard Kipling He entered, the heap on the sofa revived slightly, and the Hawley Boy and I came away together. Under the Deodars by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

Maria Edgeworth O’Tara came one day to dine at Corny Castle. The kindred souls found each other out, and an animated discourse across the table commenced concerning cocks. Ormond by Maria Edgeworth

He clapped his hands — he bounded aloft — he was as a Pythoness inspired; suddenly as it came this preternatural transport passed, though only partially, away. The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1834]

Arcoll meant to fight on the uplands when it came to fighting. Prester John by John Buchan

George Gissing Before very long Rhoda came back, and in the conversation that followed it was mentioned that she would leave for her holiday in two days. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

Henry James The men, straggling behind, sidled and edged as usual at the door of the dining-room, and the dénouement of this little comedy was that he came to his place last of all. The Liar by Henry James [1888]

John Galsworthy He came up holding out both hands and she gave him hers. Maid in Waiting by John Galsworthy

The duke received her, when she came in obedience to his summons, in his own particular and favoured room, to which she was conducted by a private staircase. Captain Fracasse by Théophile Gautier [1863]

Arthur Conan Doyle Finally, I came to a place where a single flat boulder lay near the centre, which I could reach in a stride. Tales of Terror and Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle [1923]

Edgar Rice Burroughs But as we came closer, our hearts sank once more, for we discovered that the poor wretches were chained neck to neck in a long line, and that the gorilla-men were their guards. At the Earth’s Core by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1914]

Just as 1 was finishing my reflections and my breakfast, Dickson, one of the last joined subalterns, came in. The Danvers Jewels by Mary Cholmondeley [1886]

John Galsworthy Diana came back into the hall. Maid in Waiting by John Galsworthy

As he came towards them in the sunshine, there was a rigid, controlled desolation in his yellow lined face, which made Janet feel suddenly ashamed of her happiness in her own love. Moth and Rust by Mary Cholmondeley [1912]

Rudyard Kipling Then came soft, turfy forest that deadened the wheels, and two troopers on detachment duty stole noiselessly behind us. American Notes by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

That’s how it was cook came to sign before me. The Storm Breaks by Arthur Gask [1949]

D.H. Lawrence Then the youth came away to the doorway, with a flush mounting on his face and a grimace distorting its youngness. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

E. F. Benson He was dressed in a sort of shirt that came to his knees, but his arms were bare and covered with hair. Between the Lights by E. F. Benson

Marjorie Bowen And presently others came up, Egyptians, eel-catchers and the like, outcasts and vagrants who crept in to watch by the corpse. Kecksies by Marjorie Bowen

Anthony Trollope But then, ladies, the little Chevalier Mondyon came in in the middle. La Vendée by Anthony Trollope

Edith Wharton For the Radiator had been left to Alan outright — there was nothing on earth to prevent his selling it when he came of age. The Descent of Man and other stories by Edith Wharton [1903]

Edgar Rice Burroughs The man turned, and rising, came toward the shelter. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

Robert Louis Stevenson We had a regular daily competition to guess the vessel’s progress; and twelve o’clock, when the result was published in the wheel-house, came to be a moment of considerable interest. The Amateur Emigrant by Robert Louis Stevenson

Arthur Conan Doyle When in India, he and I, through a remarkable chain of circumstances, came into possession of a considerable treasure. The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

As I came in he spoke to me in French, with a bad accent. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

E. F. Benson I was tidying up in your room, and I thought you came in. The House with the Brick-Kiln by E. F. Benson

G. K. Chesterton Probably he came here because he could do it only here; it doesn’t seem very inviting otherwise. The Man Who Knew Too Much by G. K. Chesterton

Jules Verne At last the brig, after many turnings, came in sight of Cape Brewster. A long-boat was put to sea. A Winter Amid the Ice by Jules Verne [1874]

George Gissing She has asked about you several times, and when your note came she was very pleased. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

She came across to me, and, by a sudden movement, took the I O U out of my hand before I could stop her. Moth and Rust by Mary Cholmondeley [1912]

Anthony Trollope She came down-stairs and then underwent the additional purgatory of listening to the silver-tongued farewell. Kept in the Dark by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Henry James Of the virtue it is but civil to suppose that his own family had a liberal share; but not much of the wealth, apparently, came into their way. Hawthorne by Henry James [1879]

A few long hours followed, and then came Hunk Bottles, perilously, slipperily. Limehouse Nights by Thomas Burke

Miles Franklin They for the most part were the children of very poor farmers, whose farm earnings were augmented by road-work, wood-carting, or any such labour which came within their grasp. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

E. Phillips Oppenheim Policemen and detectives came running up, closing around them. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Then the sound of wheels in the distance came to my ears, and it seemed to me as though that was what I must wait for. The Maker of Moons by Robert W. Chambers

By telegraphic arrangement, behind the station waited a touring car driven by a trooper of State Constabulary, who, with his comrade, saluted smartly as Cleves and Tressa came up. The Slayer of Souls by Robert W. Chambers [1920]

Sinclair Lewis Jimmy Martin came marching up to Mr. Gale. His voice was plaintive and reedy, but it was electric as he reported: “The Boy Scouts are ready, sir. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

Olaf Stapledon The peoples of South America came to realize that they were being exploited, not flagrantly, as in former times, but at least annoyingly. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

At least, I thought all these things as I came up the path ten minutes ago. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

He came back to Marie-Anne’s side, and tearing the sleeve of his jacket open with his teeth, he drew from it two letters, wrapped carefully in a piece of cloth. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

He would go away for a year or two, and perhaps when he came back he would decide to set her free by blowing on the stone hand. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

News came that the West Indian fleet, laden with twenty million ducats, had entered the Tagus only two days after the English had departed. Elizabeth and Essex by Lytton Strachey [1928]

Sinclair Lewis Biddy came anxiously in to see “what she could do for poor Mummy,” and Neil lay on the other bed and stared at the rolling films of light thrown on the ceiling by passing cars. Kingsblood Royal by Sinclair Lewis

Henry Adams Lord Palmerston died in October, 1865; Lord Russell tottered on six months longer, but then vanished from power; and in July, 1866, the conservatives came into office. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Rudyard Kipling But they always came down in the same place! It was like a lunatic asylum marking time. A Book of Words by Rudyard Kipling [1928]

Frances Hodgson Burnett One had to overleap gaps—even abysses—where material reasoning came to a full stop. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

When I came to the door I heard angry voices inside. The Celtic Twilight by William Butler Yeats [1893]

At that moment, Fred Scott came up; a short, dark young fellow, with fierce black whiskers, good-natured and rather soft. In Later Years by Ellen Wood [1887]

But why am I one just now in particular?” “For not knowing that man,” nodding towards Collinson. “I thought I recognized him as he came in; felt sure of him when I heard him speak. Lady Jenkins by Ellen Wood [1879]

Perhaps Bothwell heard them in the dining-room, for he came sauntering in presently, and slipped quietly into a seat in a shadowy corner. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

Jules Verne We came away without trunks, only with a carpet-bag. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne [1873]

It came out later at the inquest that his temporal bone was abnormally thin there, and what would have been only a few minutes’ unconsciousness for another man meant death for him. The Judgment of Larose by Arthur Gask [1934]

Edgar Rice Burroughs So it came that he spent more and more time in the vicinity of his father’s last home, and less and less with the tribe. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

And when there came to them their apostles with manifest signs they rejoiced in what knowledge they had; but there closed in upon them that whereat they had mocked. The Qur'an by translated by E. H. Palmer

E. Phillips Oppenheim Cannon Ball Lem, for instance; Reuben, Fishy Tim—whom I haven’t seen, by-the-by, since I came out—I expect he’s sulking somewhere. The Lion and the Lamb by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1930]

Ivan Turgenev Yes! do as I tell you, and go back to your Keidanov.’ The old princess came in, and began complaining to the doctor of her toothache. First Love by Ivan Turgenev

Anthony Trollope Mary came up and shook hands with him, and he received her with a compliment which no doubt he thought must be acceptable. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

Next came the sleep-walking: she told it all. Dr. Knox by Ellen Wood [1873]

Daniel Defoe At length she came to her trial. The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe [1683]

Walter Scott She further confessed that one day as she passed through Grange Muir she lay down in a fit of sickness, and that a green man came to her, and said if she would be faithful he might do her good. Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft by Walter Scott [1831]

Ann Radcliffe How came you to know so much of the neighbourhood? I came here twenty-six years ago, come next St. Michael, and you know more than I do. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

When The Midget came back for his tray he said: ‘Did you know that Richard III was a very popular person in his day? Before he came to the throne, I mean. The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

George Gissing And behold, his eye once more fell upon her! He came out from among the silly chatterers, and walked towards her. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

E. F. Benson The house was not yet astir, when ten minutes later he came downstairs with his bag. Miss Mapp by E. F. Benson [1922]

H.P. Lovecraft The next day all the countryside was in a panic; and cowed, uncommunicative groups came and went where the fiendish thing had occurred. The Dunwich Horror by H.P. Lovecraft [1928]

Then suddenly they came on a little church, where the altar had long lacked servers; the slats were falling from its roof, and its north door stood open to the weather. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

Henry James It came out in my conversation — it came out awfully. Confidence by Henry James [1879]

The fiery tint deepened on the cover, and contorted gold letters sprawling all over it in an intricate maze, came out, gleaming redly. Tales of Unrest by Joseph Conrad [1898]

Henry James Young Madame de Bellegarde, when Newman came in, left some people among whom she was sitting, and took the place that she had occupied before dinner. The American by Henry James [1877]

Anthony Trollope Mr Belton came to the castle, and nothing further had been said at the cottage about his coming. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

Arthur Conan Doyle The sheep had died, and the calves also, so there was little to kill when Martinmas came and it was time to salt the meat for the winter. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

And when man came he desired immortality, and deceived himself with begetting children and with religion and with art. Shadows of Ecstasy by Charles Williams

Anna Katherine Green This time I was sure it came from somewhere near, and opening my door, I slid out into the hall. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

Oscar Wilde And yet I will not wear this robe, nor will I be crowned with this crown, but even as I came to the palace so will I go forth from it. A House of Pomegranates by Oscar Wilde

Then came a glow of light, a great moon, in the centre of which I stood blinking. Prester John by John Buchan

And I was still standing there when Mr. Armstrong and all the others came pouring in. The Amethyst Box by Anna Katharine Green

But what weight will others attach to your testimony, when you go to them with a true story — most true, I believe, but yet highly improbable?” Tears came into Claire’s eyes. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

G. K. Chesterton The King got up early next morning and came down three steps at a time like a schoolboy. The Napoleon of Notting Hill by G. K. Chesterton

The morning he died they came to call me at four o’clock. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I wonder how her lameness came about?” “They say that either her nurse or her mother didn’t look after her properly when she was young and she had an accident. The Strange Boarders of Palace Crescent by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

H. G. Wells He came straight to Rud, still wearing his wadded coat, and he stripped it off as he greated Rud. “I got your radio,” he said. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

Jack London And women there are who become sad when the word goes over the fire of how the Evil Spirit came to select that valley for an abiding-place. The Call of the Wild by Jack London [1903]

Charles Dickens Madame Defarge, his wife, sat in the shop behind the counter as he came in. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

Cymbeline granted her this boon, and threatened Iachimo with the torture if he did not confess how he came by the diamond ring on his finger. Tales from Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb

W. H. Hudson There were men of substance among those who came for her. El Ombú by W. H. Hudson [1902]

Guy de Maupassant A thousand memories that had been effaced came back to him, far off and sweet and melancholy now. All Over (Fini) by Guy de Maupassant [1885]

Nani did not come “glei” — but she came pretty soon, bringing with her two brimming milk-pails as an excuse for the delay. In the Quarter by Robert W. Chambers

At last the gray light of the dawn came creeping in through the lattice windows, speedily followed by the first bright rays from the rising sun. Captain Fracasse by Théophile Gautier [1863]

Charles Dickens The third day came and went, the fourth, the fifth. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

Virginia Woolf Qualities that would have saved a ship’s company exposed on a broiling sea with six biscuits and a flask of waterendurance and justice, foresight, devotion, skill, came to his help. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf [1927]