Phrases with "came"

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle As he came slouching across the lawn I heard Mr. Trevor make a sort of hiccoughing noise in his throat, and, jumping out of his chair, he ran into the house. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

Gertrude Stein Coming it comes and is come and there is some mingling and there is more willing than there was when the coming came to suggest and disturb and reassure reason. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

I wasn’t going to say a word about the joker, and just as we came back to the drive here she got a hold of my arm and thanked me for not having asked her any questions; so I was glad I hadn’t. Tiny Luttrell by E. W. Hornung [1893]

For upwards of a week he remained in Dorkin’s house, and it was not until the end of that time that he and I came to the resolution that was destined to change the course of both our lives. The Race of Life by Guy Boothby [1906]

George Meredith Up came Chaunter to them: ‘Fat goose?’ he said-no more. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Haraldsen came twice to dinner during the week after Sandy left, and there was no mistake about the change for the better in his condition. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

He came to the door of the churchyard and struck it with his sword. Irish Fairy Tales by edited by W. B. Yeats

The public was roused to a dreadful pitch of anger, and the specials now came in for almost as much adverse criticism as the regular police. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

As he came in he saw the lamp knocked over, and a figure rush out through the veranda. The Danvers Jewels by Mary Cholmondeley [1886]

Guy de Maupassant A month later the news came that his father had, in fact, been swept off the deck of his smack by a billow. Magnetism (Magnétisme) by Guy de Maupassant [1882]

But you have evaded my question as to your age; was it an impertinence to put it?” “No. I came of age — let me see — three years ago. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

George Gissing Isn’t it a queer thing? He came to grief in business two years ago, and since then he has lived out of sight. Will Warburton by George Gissing [1903]

Theodore Dreiser When it came to Chicago, however, and its swirling, increasing life, Aileen was much interested. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

When the waiter came in with my breakfast, I managed to accost him sedately, yet cheerfully; we had ten minutes’ discourse, in the course of which we became usefully known to each other. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

George Borrow We came a tribe of Tartars into Europe and settled down amongst Sclavonians, whom we conquered, but who never coalesced with us. The Romany Rye by George Borrow

Mine occasionally recurred at various intervals, but his stuck to him throughout the journey, and even lasted till some time after he came home. Journal of a Cruise on the Tanganyika Lake by John Hanning Speke [1864]

Watkin Tench We came suddenly upon them, and they ran up a hill exactly like a flock of turkeys, but so fast that we could not get a shot at them. A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson by Watkin Tench

Bill came back to his wet stand grievously disappointed. The Magic Walking Stick by John Buchan [1927]

When any new poodle dog came on the scene Barty would meekly resign his position, and retire into the background until such time as he was whistled back again to go through his antics. Madame Midas by Fergus Hume

The police drove the onlookers away, and grandmother came into the kitchen. My Childhood by Maksim Gorky

George Borrow Myself. How came she to invent it? Hungarian. If her own account may be believed, she did not invent it. The Romany Rye by George Borrow

Gradually the desire came to see some wise, simple person, speak to him, and ask him many things. Mother by Maksim Gorky

Arthur Conan Doyle And, first, as to how it came here. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Anthony Trollope It came to that, that young men were ashamed not to go into the army. North America by Anthony Trollope

Anna Katherine Green This is how I came to be looking in her direction when she was struck down. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

George Gissing In the afternoon Virginia came weeping to her brother-inlaw, and told him that Monica was delirious. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

Arthur Conan Doyle He came over and stood in deep thought while the two professionals were examining the body. His Last Bow by Arthur Conan Doyle [1917]

Three long gasps came down the stairway — rhythmic, regular, punctuated by a dull noise. Limehouse Nights by Thomas Burke

Virginia Woolf Other pictures — he was walking very fast in his irritation, and they came before him without any conscious effort, like pictures on a sheet — succeeded these. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

Thomas Hughes Then East, after a roll or two, came to an anchor also, and, nodding to Tom, began examining his ankle. Tom Brown’s School Days by Thomas Hughes

He had the feeling that O’Brien was his protector, that the pain was something that came from outside, from some other source, and that it was O’Brien who would save him from it. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

Mrs. Gaskell But when the tea-urn was brought in a new thought came into my head. Cranford by Mrs. Gaskell [1851-3]

He shook Con by the hand, and says he: “I came here to say a word to you. Sir Dominick’s Bargain by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

H. G. Wells I came a step or so nearer with a conversational air. The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

Arthur Conan Doyle Mr. Wright came into possession of a small camera in 1917, and one Saturday afternoon yielded to the persistent entreaties of his daughter and allowed her to take it out. The Coming of the Fairies by Arthur Conan Doyle [1922]

Henry James I didn’t know Sir Arthur then — I only met him a month ago at Homburg. He followed me to Paris — that’s how he came to be my guest. The Siege of London by Henry James [1883]

Guy de Maupassant A low seat, hidden by plants, indicated that the old actress often came there to sit down. Julie Romain by Guy de Maupassant [1886]

Sinclair Lewis It must have been by voodoo and clairvoyance that Belfreda came flirting in at the second when Neil had wiped the last saucepan. Kingsblood Royal by Sinclair Lewis

Henry Lawson Dave said “Good day” to her when we came in, but she didn’t answer; and I could see from the first that she’d made up her mind not to speak to us. While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson

Rudyard Kipling When we came to the Canal Engineer’s Rest House the Major called for The Boy’s servant; but there was no answer. Plain Tales from the Hills by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

He came round Cape Esterel intending to pass through the Hyères roadstead. The Rover by Joseph Conrad [1923]

Now, how can my niece help you?” The inspector, as was his custom, came bluntly to the point. Cloud the Smiter by Arthur Gask [1926]

Arthur Machen She forgot her agony and listened, and even then, she says, she felt the swirl of the world as it came back to her. Holy Terrors by Arthur Machen

After the beef and pickles came a Titanic cheese and a small stack of celery; while the brown beer pitcher went so often to the barrel that it is a matter of wonder that it escaped unbroken. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Arthur Machen He came again on the Sunday morning and found his patient perceptibly worse, and soon afterwards she sank into a heavy sleep, and her mother thought that she would never wake from it. The Great Return by Arthur Machen

Anthony Trollope She did try her hand at it at New York, but that came to nothing. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Rudyard Kipling They came from the ends of the earth to attend Nilghai’s wedding to an English bride. The Light That Failed by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

George Meredith The farm-house came in sight, and friendly old Adam and Eve turning from the moon. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

John Galsworthy How pretty she looked! A thousand pities to have her applecart upset again! He came up behind them. Passers By by John Galsworthy

Jacques Futrelle They came on toward the stairs, then paused. The Chase of the Golden Plate by Jacques Futrelle [1906]

Guy de Maupassant When it came to Rosa’s turn, he tried to get to her mouth, which she, however, smiling with her lips closed, turned away from him each time by a rapid movement of her head to one side. La Maison Tellier by Guy de Maupassant [1881]

Guy de Maupassant But I came back, eight hours later, and once again in the following week, then every week, so that before two months we were friends. The Hermit by Guy de Maupassant [1886]

Ann Radcliffe She inquired if he knew of any place in the neighbourhood of the abbey, where she could remain concealed till he came with a horse. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

Miles Franklin Fancy Ma! The Canon was not at all haw-haw when I came in again. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

It was clear that if the smoke came out the air came in. Youth by Joseph Conrad [1898]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He came over and helped carry the girl to a couch. The Lion and the Lamb by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1930]

Wilkie Collins The old man came in silently, with the form of declaration which he had taken away with him, by Mr. Frankland’s desire, open in his hand. The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins [1857]

M. R. James And after that he left off talking about it, and asked me how long I’d been here, and where my people lived, and things like that: and then I came away: but he wasn’t looking a bit well. More Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James

In October of the same year Mary came from Argyllshire, as far as Greenock, in the hope of meeting Burns, but she was there seized with a malignant fever which soon laid her in an early grave. Robert Burns by John Campbell Shairp [1879]

The young count, witty and caustic, passed all the world in review; the queen herself was not spared, and Cardinal Mazarin came in for his share of ridicule. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

He had yet to pass all the rest of the day in the company of two desperate men, desperate with the frenzy of cornered rats, too, if the very slightest inkling came to them as to what was going on. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

Thomas Hughes So next morning, when masters and boys came trooping down to prayers, and entered the quadrangle, the injured minute-hand was indicating three minutes to the hour. Tom Brown’s School Days by Thomas Hughes

E. Phillips Oppenheim For Rosina, hoping against hope, her weapons of wilful misunderstanding momentarily blunted, the interlude came as a blessed relief. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Virginia Woolf She came from the most worthless of all classes — the rich, with a smattering of culture. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf [1925]

Arthur Machen And at this very moment the yellow sheepdog came bounding up the yard from the woods and licked their hands and fawned on them and barked joyfully. The Terror by Arthur Machen

I had just been relieved, and I ought to have gone to bed, but I came and sat here instead and watched the dawn come up, ‘like thunder,’ behind the moors. The Ghost of a Chance by Mary Cholmondeley [1921]

William Morris I came not here to be bidding my happiness farewell, And to nurse my grief and to win me the gain of a wounded life, That because of the bygone sorrow may hide away from the strife. The Pilgrims of Hope by William Morris [1915]

James Joyce On nights when he came in very late it was she who warmed up his dinner. Dubliners by James Joyce

He came into the fame that welcomed him as a young heir into his heritage. Signa by Ouida

George Meredith He came to my house, stole my daughter, crazed her wits, dragged us all . The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Night came on, with a bright moon to light it up. Crabb Ravine by Ellen Wood [1869]

That is, as soon as the new propelling power came into use, it was found far more economical to travel on rail roads. Three Hundred Years Hence by Mary Griffith

Ford Madox Ford That was what his training came to. A Man Could Stand Up by Ford Madox Ford [1926]

In a little time after, Owney came to himself. Irish Fairy Tales by edited by W. B. Yeats

Many a time he tried to attack them; but whenever he came near they turned their tails to one another, so that whichever way he approached them he was met by the horns of one of them. The Fables of Aesop by Joseph Jacobs. Includes A Short History of the Aesopic Fable

D. H. Lawrence But the stout proprietor with a fennel-wand came and quenched the noise, telling the handsome tipsy man he knew too much and wasn’t asked. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

Anthony Hope The man who had spoken came forward. The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope

But when he came to the ringlet he smiled at it and put it back. The Ghost Ship by Richard Middleton

Oh, here is John.” Mr. Delorane, hearing our voices, I suppose, came in from the office. A Mystery by Ellen Wood [1882]

As I watched there came over me a feeling of intense peace and thankfulness that all had turned out so well. The Race of Life by Guy Boothby [1906]

Sinclair Lewis I came down from Faribault with Daddy, to see about my entrance, and we sneaked into your Rhetoric class. Gideon Planish by Sinclair Lewis

Anthony Trollope It was a comfort to him that there had been none; and when something uncomfortable came in his way he immediately thought that she had deceived him. Kept in the Dark by Anthony Trollope [1882]

James Joyce Mr. Holohan came into the dressingroom every few minutes with reports from the box-office. Dubliners by James Joyce

H. G. Wells It came so fast that either by contrast Williams seemed to shrink and shrivel, or else he did actually shrink and shrivel. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

Nikolai Gogol Report No. 389 was despatched to him that same day; and also upon that day there came to light a sufficiently curious explanation, which the reader may learn from the following chapter. How the Two Ivans Quarrelled by Nikolai Gogol

G. K. Chesterton Ten minutes afterwards he came back again, white with his own whirlwind of emotions; Turnbull was quite cheerful and was knocking out the end of his pipe. The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

The end soon came to the fresh supply of money, and his lady friend went off with his dearest companion, to whose purse she had taken a sudden liking. Madame Midas by Fergus Hume

That’s how I came to get the exact address. The Master Spy by Arthur Gask [1936]

Then when he came last Monday he gave me that hard look again and asked if I’d seen you lately. His Prey was Man by Arthur Gask [1942]

After having deprived so many people of their liberty, the king came among them to rob them of their rest. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

Virginia Woolf Later, if it were Thursday, in came politicians, economists, musicians, business men, fine ladies, children — it mattered not who they were so long as he could talk and they would listen. The Death of the Moth and other essays by Virginia Woolf [1942]

Arthur Conan Doyle But I showed him that you came within the conditions of the challenge, and he agreed that it was all right. The Green Flag by Arthur Conan Doyle [1900]

Tod came home at mid-day, not the Squire: and the first thing I did was to tell him. Crabb Ravine by Ellen Wood [1869]

Ann Radcliffe At length they came to the chamber whence the noise had issued. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

H.P. Lovecraft He taxed the youth with shocking inhumanity, and shivered when only a sardonic laugh came in reply. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H.P. Lovecraft [1927]

Andrew Lang Professor Hilprecht, in 1882–83, was working at a translation of an inscription wherein came Nabu — Kudurru — usur, rendered by Professor Delitzsch “Nebo protect my mortar-board”. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang

Cael of the Iron came also on the scene, and he examined the stranger with close and particular attention. Irish Fairy Tales by James Stephens

Henry James She had turned away, but on perceiving that her daughter had gone outside she came toward Bernard again, with her habitual little air of eagerness mitigated by discretion. Confidence by Henry James [1879]

Olaf Stapledon But this stage came late, too late: The jungle was by then too dense, too well-established. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Sir Walter Scott But he came to an Annandale end at the last, for Lord Torthorwald run his lance out through him. The Fortunes of Nigel by Sir Walter Scott [1822]

Elizabeth Gaskell I believe that I came next in being sorry for his departure; but I respected and admired him, and felt always the better for having been in his company. Mr. Harrison’s Confessions by Elizabeth Gaskell [1851]

James Joyce When he came to the public-house at Chapelizod Bridge he went in and ordered a hot punch. Dubliners by James Joyce

Sinclair Lewis The peasantry had stood for overtaxation without the slightest complaint, but when this proclamation came out, they rebelled. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

Mr. Lowe’s foot slipped on the edge of the jetty, and the back of his head came in contact with it as he fell. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

Henry Handel Richardson Though Mary was not given to moping and, at the time, had thankfully accepted John’s release, yet when it came to taking up her ordinary life again the full sense of her loss came home to her. The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

George Elio I can hardly remember how I came to do it . Janet’s Repentance by George Elio

Once he asked Chang her history, and learned that she came of royal Manchu stock. Lost Horizon by James Hilton

Rudyard Kipling My notion was that you had been (Before they had this fit) An obstacle that came between Him and ourselves and it. The Smith Administration by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

I knew it, before ever I came to this place, in her memoirs. The Spanish Nun by Thomas De Quincey [1847]

Later, of course, came the Kindle, which more or less swept all before it: “Amazon released . The Design and Construction of eBooks by Steve Thomas [2015]

It came open with explosive suddenness, as if in a passion at being thus disturbed after two years’ repose. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

Arthur Conan Doyle How could you possibly tell that it was the wooden-legged man who came in the night? I don’t quite understand how you can be so sure. The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

John Galsworthy And now, whenever he came to anything of which he desired to know the cost, he stifled that curiosity. The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

Yet he had presence; he advanced on her with a quiet freedom, and when he came near she saw that he was smiling. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

Edith Wharton At that moment she heard Mr. Royall’s step as he came up the stairs to bed, and a fierce revulsion of feeling swept over her. Summer by Edith Wharton [1917]

H. G. Wells The sounds of doors slamming, and the hoof-clatter of cab-horses, and behind these things the featureless remote roar of the London cobble-stones, came to my ears. Twelve Stories and a Dream by H. G. Wells [1903]

A sound of pacing steps came to my ears. The Mill Mystery by Anna Katharine Green

All that I can say—all that I know is—that Matthew Price came back from the dead, to save my soul and the lives of those whom I, in my guilty rage, would have hurried to destruction. An Engineer’s Story by Amelia B. Edwards

D. H. Lawrence The Major came back, and slung himself into his coat. The Virgin and the Gypsy by D. H. Lawrence

Almost immediately he came within sight of an enormous horizon of dancing waves, which he knew must be the Sinking Sea. He fell back into a quick walk, continuing to stare hard. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

Jules Verne During the evening, several whales of the finners species, which have fins on their backs, came playing about in the midst of the ice-trails, throwing out air and water from their blow-holes. The English at the North Pole by Jules Verne

After all, I came in to help your cousin, and, as you know, may be bringing myself in for a lot of unpleasantness in consequence. The Man of Death by Arthur Gask [1945]

John Galsworthy In the year 1821 ‘Superior Dosset’ Forsyte came to Town — if not precisely on a milk-white pony. On Forsyte ’Change by John Galsworthy

William Hope Hodgson Then the door slowly opened, and the enormous head of the big Chinaman came forward into the shop, staring around. Captain Gault by William Hope Hodgson

Ford Madox Ford There came from the shuttered windows of the dark room a low, scratching rustle. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

Thomas Hardy Grace came out of the house as the morning drew on. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

At 4 o’clock on the afternoon of the third day Mr. Seeders came in. The Four Million by O. Henry [1906]

As it was, however, I clung instinctively to the bird’s neck, until at last it came to a stop so suddenly that my hands slipped, and I fell to the ground. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

How we laughed as we met in the sea! The white dawn came up out of the depths, the zenith turned to rose and ashes. The Mystery of Choice by Robert W. Chambers [1896]

Arthur Conan Doyle Again and again came the vivid white glare with thunder at the same instant, like the flash and roar of a monstrous piece of artillery. The Fiend of the Cooperage by Arthur Conan Doyle [1897]

Gaston Leroux He came upon a charming picture. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux [1910]

Gertrude had walked on before, until she came to an alley closed by a door. Chicot the Jester by Alexandre Dumas

Arthur Conan Doyle One night a body, fearfully mangled and crushed, came crashing in among the tents of the light division. That Veteran by Arthur Conan Doyle

D. H. Lawrence Aaron came to the side altar where mass was going on, candles ruddily wavering. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

Anna Katherine Green Harry Doane saw her sliding out behind us just after we came in. Dark Hollow by Anna Katherine Green

Charles Dickens Then came the lamplighter, and two lengthening lines of light all down the long perspective of the street, until they were blended and lost in the distance. Hard Times by Charles Dickens [1854]

Wilkie Collins A complete contrast to the tone she took, Father, when we came to the order of the dishes. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

Frances Hodgson Burnett They were on her table when Coombe came to drink tea with her in the afternoon. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Walter Scott And when he came to broken briggs, He slacked his bow and swam; And when he came to grass growing, Set down his feet and ran. The Monastery by Walter Scott [1820]

She came off alone in a canoe, and no sooner on deck than she fell at his feet before all hands, embraced his knees, wept, raved, begged his pardon. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

Trumps and drums came playing loudly; each man minded his own business, and they two minded theirs. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by translated by Kenneth G. T. Webster and W. A. Neilson

Elizabeth Von Arnim Then, too, there were Audrey’s cheeks, such a hot, burning red, and her excessive joy, now that her mother came to think of it, when her relations unexpectedly came in. Mr Skeffington by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1940]

I went on till I came to a white gate, against which a girlish figure was leaning. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

Wilkie Collins The servant remembers that he came out of the study again ‘as pale as death,’ and that he passed on without a word on his way back to his own room. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

Samuel Johnson One of them honestly told me, that he came to Sky with a resolution not to believe it. A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson

F. Scott Fitzgerald A similar image came into Pat’s mind in the ensuing days whenever he thought of Orson Welles. Welles was in; Hobby was out. The Pat Hobby Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1941]

The next day came and passed, the day after, a week; I then wrote to the cardinal. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

A man from the lodge, just inside, came out at once and, unlocking the gates, passed him through. The Grave-digger of Monks Arden by Arthur Gask [1938]

E. F. Benson Melba was in the middle of the jewel-song when we came in, but at the end of it nobody was paying the slightest attention to her. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

Those were what Mr. Brown came after, sure enough. The Vaults of Blackarden Castle by Arthur Gask [1950]

H. G. Wells She came back into the room and hung a shadowy loveliness over her recumbent hostess. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

M. R. James I was still at the window, and before I could adjust myself to the new fear there came the impression of a tread on the stairs and a hand on the door. Collected Ghost Stories by M. R. James

Frances Hodgson Burnett Tha’ knew how to build tha’ nest before tha’ came out o’ th’ egg. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1911]

Edith Wharton It came on suddenly, you know, and she asked me to tell you how awfully sorry she was — if she’d known where you were dining she’d have sent you word. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

Durnford looked at him uneasily when they came into the light. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

A pale middle-aged woman rose as I came in, and I stood aghast. The Danvers Jewels by Mary Cholmondeley [1886]

Oscar Wilde A red glare came from an outward-bound steamer that was coaling. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

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]

E. F. Benson It rustled the leaves of the telephone book, and it ruffled my hair when it came close to me. The Confession of Charles Linkworth by E. F. Benson

Such men gravitating towards Paris, as a light amidst the darkness of evil days, from Germany, from Spain, from Britain, and from Scandinavia, came together by natural affinity. Science and Education by Thomas Henry Huxley

Arthur Machen I came upon young Griffith one evening evidently trying to make a subterranean passage under one of the walls of the house. The Terror by Arthur Machen

I mean, it wouldn’t matter two grey Grimalkins to me whether anyone came to see me on Christmas Day or not; there’s always plenty of people about anyhow. The Greater Trumps by Charles Williams

As he took the single turning he came into the full blast of the veering, irresolute storm. The Imperialist by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1904]

John Galsworthy He shot as the man came on again. Maid in Waiting by John Galsworthy

Watkin Tench He came out to this country as superintendant of convicts, at a salary of forty pounds per annum, and brought with him a daughter of twelve years old. A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson by Watkin Tench

Robert Louis Stevenson My father’s engineering pocket-book was not a bulky volume; with its store of pregnant notes and vital formulas, it served him through life, and was not yet filled when he came to die. Records of a Family of Engineers by Robert Louis Stevenson

Above it a reddish star came out like an expelled spark from the fiery bosom of the earth, enchanted into permanency by the mysterious spell of frozen spaces. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

Sigmund Freud Nevertheless Dora persisted in denying my contention for some time longer, until, towards the end of the analysis, the conclusive proof of its correctness came to light. Fragment of an Analysis of a Case of Hysteria by Sigmund Freud [1905]

Arthur Conan Doyle Do it again, lad, do it again!” The only part of Montgomery’s training which came within the doctor’s observation was his diet, and that puzzled him considerably. The Green Flag by Arthur Conan Doyle [1900]

Guy de Maupassant The school-master came to his rescue and he returned home to his mother. Simon’s Papa (Le Papa de Simon) by Guy de Maupassant [1880]

Willa Cather Just as the sun was getting low, I came through a sea of rabbit-brush, still yellow, and the horizontal rays of light, playing into it, brought out the contour of the ground with great distinctness. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather [1925]

Nikolai Gogol Yes indeed — otherwise” As he spoke, he stepped up to the door of the first cottage he came to, stood at the window, drumming with his fingers on the glass, and feeling for the door-handle. A May Night by Nikolai Gogol

Maria Edgeworth They came resolute not to admire. The Absentee by Maria Edgeworth

Jane Austen Some more of the Careys came to dinner, and they had the pleasure of sitting down nearly twenty to table, which Sir John observed with great contentment. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen [1811]

Ford Madox Ford I have told you that the girl came one night to his room. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

E. F. Benson More than that I did not feel, because in the presence of the unknown and the perhaps awful, the sense of curiosity, one of the strongest instincts we have, came to the fore. The Other Bed by E. F. Benson

She went into the room, and presently he came back with her. Breaking Down by Ellen Wood [1872]

Alfred Tennyson Then came a change, as all things human change. Enoch Arden by Alfred Tennyson [1864]

Virginia Woolf I walked unshadowed; I came unheralded. The Waves by Virginia Woolf [1931]

Ann Radcliffe Released, at length, from immediate apprehension, Ellena listened to the mattin-hymn of the pilgrims, as it came upon the still air and ascended towards the cloudless heavens. The Italian by Ann Radcliffe [1796]

But, as I say, I had a queer dream once; and queer because it came literally true three years afterward. A Stable for Nightmares by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Miles Franklin Baby mice squeaked, and a lizard visited me, and I must have been there two hours when Pa came for the horse. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

Sinclair Lewis Doors no longer moved; curtains were not creeping shadows but lovely dark masses in the dusk; and when Bea came home Carol was singing at the piano which she had not touched for many days. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Oscar Wilde It was Basil Hallward. A strange sense of fear, for which he could not account, came over him. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

Henry Handel Richardson He christened her Bianca; and she came to the name as humbly as a dog to any that his master chooses to bestow on him. Succedaneum by Henry Handel Richardson

Just as he came near the end of the lane, it closed in front of him with a heave, and he had to fight his way through. The Day of the Locust by Nathanael Wes

E. Phillips Oppenheim I came down early this morning with the local Inspector and saw your wife. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

I am glad to speak in his presence,” came in undisturbed self-possession from this not easily surprised witness. Initials Only by Anna Katharine Green

Frances Hodgson Burnett One evening Dowie came into the little parlour to find her sitting upon his knee and he restrained her when she tried to rise hastily. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Andrew Lang He picked them up joyfully, and was going away when a little dog came out of a hill close by, and running up to him, began tugging at his clothes and whining. The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Walter Scott It was not the light step of the young nobleman which came tramping, or rather stamping, through the long passage, and up the two or three steps at the end of it. Saint Ronan’s Well by Walter Scott [1824]

Beyond that I can only say that because she came of totally different origins from myself it was very difficult for me to get any grasp of what she was really like. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

Next came the breakfast at Mr. Paul’s; the aunt presiding in a gentle stream of tears. A Tragedy by Ellen Wood [1886]

Olaf Stapledon In the heart of this poor district I came upon an old Gothic church. Collected Stories by Olaf Stapledon

Arthur Machen It was really tremendously hot — ninety-two degrees, I think I saw in the paper the next day — and when we got out at St. Pancras the wind came at one like a furnace blast. The Secret Glory by Arthur Machen

George Gissing With the certainty that she was beyond his reach came failure of the vital forces which promised so much. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

Walter Scott It is also true that the report of the insurrection came to Charles with a rumour that the Bishop was slain, which excited his indignation against Louis, who was then in his power. Quentin Durward by Walter Scott [1823]

I stepped forward, my gun poised, but when I came to the heather the gun fell under my arm again, and I stood motionless in silent astonishment. The Maker of Moons by Robert W. Chambers

Jack London As we came to the corner we saw the howling mob bearing down upon us. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Helène came to him at once, a smile half-shy, half-apologetic upon her lips. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]