Phrases with "card"

Sinclair Lewis There are offices, card indices, bacteriological examinations of patients and of rats. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

Maria Edgeworth I would not print a card for his majesty at this time of night,” replied the sullen workman, throwing his hat upon his head, in token of departure. Forester by Maria Edgeworth

But her meditations were interrupted by the ringing of the hall door bell, and then, after some talking in the hall, a maid entered the room with a card upon a salver. The Night of the Storm by Arthur Gask [1937]

Anthony Trollope You don’t play cards, I suppose?” “I don’t know one card from another. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

Arnold Bennett Mr Enoch Peake seized the card in both hands, and examined it; and Edwin could hear his heavy breathing. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

John Ruskin The water had gutted the whole first floor; corn, money, almost every movable thing, had been swept away, and there was left only a small white card on the kitchen table. The King of the Golden River by John Ruskin [1841]

Richard had come across the card accidentally on this particular afternoon, and had suddenly made up his mind to go round. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

I found her nothing loth, and in about a minute and a half she put a card into my hand, setting forth, that she taught the art of painting upon velvet in all its branches. Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope

H. G. Wells I have told them they will find no sign of us, but you see him going from gallery to gallery, from bay to bay, from drawer to drawer, and from card to card. A Modern Utopia by H. G. Wells [1905]

A. E. W. Mason Harry took the card and repeated his thanks. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

Thomas Hardy This coolness in his relations distressed Clare less than it would have done had he been without the grand card with which he meant to surprise them ere long. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Still, one never can tell! She took a card out of her handbag, and handed it to him. The Story of Ivy by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1927]

Henry James I followed it to my corridor, with which other occasions had made me acquainted, and I reached the door on which I expected to find my card of designation. The Sacred Fount by Henry James [1901]

Henry James Lady Canterville had at the end of three days sent him an invitation — five words on a card — asking him to dine with them on the morrow quite en famille. Lady Barbarina by Henry James [1884]

My sister hesitated a moment what to do, and then, leaving my arm, she advanced to the table and dropped before Burwell’s eyes the card she had prepared. The Mysterious Card by Cleveland Moffett [1895]

G. K. Chesterton The strident, tearing gale in that garden carried away the stranger’s card to join the wild waste paper of the universe; and that great western wind shook the whole house and passed. Manalive by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

Wilkie Collins He had his little letter-tray in his hand, with a card on it, and a sheet of paper beside the card, which looked like an open letter. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

Taking a card from my pocket, one of the last I possessed, I scrawled my name and present address upon it and handed it to her. Dr Nikola’s Experiment by Guy Boothby [1899]

Florence Dixie As the boat made for the shore Esca Hamilton examined the card which he held in his hand. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

Sinclair Lewis What is this, a card party or a hen fight? Carol, you stop admiring yourself as the Joan of Arc of the hired girls, or I’ll spank you. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

There was no scrap of writing, no card or old letter; nothing to identify the dead girl, or to indicate the place from which she had come. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

When Corey’s card was brought into the family-room where he and Penelope were sitting, he went into the parlour to find him. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

Jacques Futrelle You were not there, and I left a card for you. Elusive Isabel by Jacques Futrelle [1909]

Arthur Conan Doyle I not only saw the card taken, but I saw which it was that he discarded from his hand. A Regimental Scandal by Arthur Conan Doyle

She glanced at it, turned pale, and said to the secretary: “Very well, let him wait!” She threw the card on the table. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

He is going to the Kirkleathams’ to-night — I saw the card stuck up. The Black Mask by E. W. Hornung [1901]

Anthony Trollope Our editor was still in his wrath when he saw his prey come forth from the House with a card — no doubt his own card. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

H.P. Lovecraft One day she found a neat but costly purse in the dark; and after seeing that there was not much in it, took it to the rich lady whose card proclaimed her ownership. Sweet Ermengarde by H.P. Lovecraft [1919]

Anthony Trollope In nothing was this more apparent than in the visiting card which she had prepared for her use. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Dickson produced a card and asked to see his master on urgent business. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

Edith Wharton When Vance left the Cocoanut Tree, rather later than he had meant to, he went to Frenside’s lodgings, but found a card with “Away” above the latter’s name in the vestibule. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu It is a small room to the left, and would answer very prettily for a card party or a tête-à-tête. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu I’d never take a card or a dice-box in my hand, or back a horse, while I live, if I was once fairly out of it. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

Yes, Lady Roding was at home, he was told, and upon presenting his card he was shown into a small room, whilst the butler went off to find out if she would see him. The Grave-digger of Monks Arden by Arthur Gask [1938]

Henry James Hyacinth is to receive a card of invitation to a certain big house,” he went on, “a card with the name left in blank, so that he may fill it out himself. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

George Meredith Skepsey handed a card from his pocket. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

Henry James Very late on the following evening his servant brought him the card of a visitor. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

Wilkie Collins Julian made one stipulation only before he handed his card to his aunt. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

We were ten in number, and a menû card to each. The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith

I know him capable of any crime; but, by — — his last card is played, and the game is up. The Purcell Papers by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Henry James He took from his pocket, while he stood on the portico, a card upon which, under his name, he had written the words “San Francisco,” and while he presented it he looked warily at his interlocutor. The American by Henry James [1877]

John Galsworthy In these circumstances we thought it right to examine his effects, in order that we might communicate with his friends; but the only indication we can find is a card of yours. The Silver Spoon by John Galsworthy

Arthur Conan Doyle Holmes drew his card from his case. His Last Bow by Arthur Conan Doyle [1917]

Henry James She stood without confidence on the threshold, pale, trying to smile and twirling my card in her fingers. A Passionate Pilgrim by Henry James [1871]

Willa Cather Treffinger’s plate was still there, and a card requesting visitors to ring for the attendant. The Troll Garden by Willa Cather [1905]

Gertrude Stein There was a card of mine in the purse and he took it for granted that a stranger would be at the hotel, beside by that time we were very well known in Nîmes. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

John Galsworthy Like a gambler, he said to himself: ‘It’s a card I dare not throw away — I must play it for what it’s worth. The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

James Joyce His fingers found quickly a card behind the headband and transferred it to his waistcoat pocket. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

He happened to drop a card under his chair when dealing and Mr. Larose was the one to notice it when the hand had been played. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

Arthur Conan Doyle Ah, Billy, what is it?” The boy had reappeared in the room with a card upon a tray. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

She went in radiant, with a quick step, holding the card at arm’s length. A Daughter of To-Day by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1894]

Sinclair Lewis There was a business-like desk, a phonograph for dictation, a card catalogue of possible contributors to funds, a steel filing-cabinet, and the bishop’s own typewriter. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

Unknown to myself, too, I had played a much stronger card than I had thought when I had pleaded for his protection because his dead friend would have had it so. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

Orpington took a card out of his notebook. The Story of Ivy by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1927]

E. F. Benson She longed to follow and open operations at once, but decided to let the Mayoral card do its work. Trouble for Lucia by E. F. Benson [1939]

G. K. Chesterton There’s my card,” and he flung down the blue card upon the table. The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton

James Joyce With J. J. O’Molloy he came forth slowly into Mary’s abbey where draymen were loading floats with sacks of carob and palmnut meal, O’Connor, Wexford. He stood to read the card in his hand. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Anthony Trollope How could he explain to a messenger that his son had been unjustly convicted of bigamy and was now in prison as a criminal? So he left his card and said that he would call again at two. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins My card was taken to him, and was followed at once by my admission to his consulting-room. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

He is a regular cheat; that man, Johnny, needs looking after—— What is it, Thomas?” For old Thomas had come in, a card between his fingers. A Tragedy by Ellen Wood [1886]

Anthony Trollope The blow had come upon him so suddenly, he said, that he was not able even to pay his card account, and had left town in dismay at the mine which had been exploded under his feet. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Anthony Trollope A man like that just opens his mouth and speaks a word, and takes away the whole pleasure of a young woman’s season! You’ve got my card for the 10th of June?” “Oh yes,—I’ve got it. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

James Joyce A card Unfurnished apartments reappeared on the windowsash of number 7 Eccles street. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

William Makepeace Thackeray This, too, was evident from the inscription writ on card or parchment, and sewed on the bag. A Legend of the Rhine by William Makepeace Thackeray [1845]

They’re certain you’ve got it ready, and they expect to catch you there, but he also says the Port Adelaide people have got a card up their sleeve too. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

I signed the card ‘Mary,’ because Mary was my favourite name, and I thought too I had heard the man say ‘Mary’ to the girl as he had got out of the car. The Secret of the Sandhills by Arthur Gask [1921]

Henry James At this, while the curtain was about to rise, Peter immediately took out his card again and added something — he wrote the finest small hand you could see. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

William Makepeace Thackeray A two of clubs may be a good, handy little card sometimes, and able to tackle a king of diamonds, if it is a little trump. Roundabout Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1860-63]

James Joyce In. He handed the card through the brass grill. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Henry James She made him write the word on a card and saw a messenger despatched with it to the Rue de Richelieu; and all this without loudness or insistence, parenthetically and authoritatively. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

In sticking his card out like that Mr. Armour seemed to imagine himself au quatrieme or au cinquieme somewhere on the south side of the Seine; it betrayed rather a ridiculous lack of conformity. An impossible ideal by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1903]

Arthur Conan Doyle I have seen Charles put upon one turn of a card as much as would have satisfied the most exacting of us. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle The ring business and the card point to premeditated murder for some private reason. The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle [1914]

Ford Madox Ford And Tietjens, for his sins, now held the trump card and was in play! It was a loathsome position. A Man Could Stand Up by Ford Madox Ford [1926]

His own visiting card was nailed upon the door, and under his name, in a delicate female hand, was written that of his wife. The Tragedy in the Palazzo Bardello by Amelia B. Edwards

Theodore Dreiser She even answered for a waitress in a small restaurant where she saw a card in the window, but they wanted an experienced girl. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Sinclair Lewis Oh, did you get my card from Akron, saying I’d run into Paul?” “Yes. What was he doing?” “How do you mean?” He unbuttoned his overcoat, sat tentatively on the arm of a chair. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

Jacques Futrelle When a card bearing the name of Mr. Augustus S. F. X. Van Dusen was handed to Mr. Meredith he went wonderingly into the reception-room. The Chase of the Golden Plate by Jacques Futrelle [1906]

Anthony Trollope Abraham Mollett. I can’t say that your friend seems to be very respectable, in spite of his gig,” and Herbert handed the card to his father. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins For Grace’s protection, I want your card before you leave us. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

Wilkie Collins At last she summoned resolution enough to take out one of the pieces of card and to unfold it. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

He drew a card from an hides box and began to write. The Lonely House by Arthur Gask [1929]

De Malfort went on fooling with Lady Lucretia, whose lovely hand and arm, her strongest point, descended upon a card now and then, to indicate the play she deemed wisest. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

Olaf Stapledon Behind the darker card there was food, behind the other nothing. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

While we was standing up at the bar, waiting for the cove to serve it out, a flash-looking card he was, and didn’t hurry himself, up rides a tall man to the door, hangs up his horse, and walks in. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

And not only did he withhold a card this time, but it seemed to Rudolf that he received from the shining and massive black countenance a look of cold, almost contemptuous disdain. The Four Million by O. Henry [1906]

Sinclair Lewis But the big card cost a lot of money. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

George Meredith She walked with an ebony silver-mounted stick, a present from Mr. Redworth. She was leaning on it when the card of Thomas Redworth was handed to her. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Vsevolod Krestovsky The evening when his capital had almost melted away and the shadow of ruin lay heavy upon him, he happened to be present at a reception where card play was going on and considerable sums were staked. Knights of Industry by Vsevolod Krestovsky

Wilkie Collins My letter and my card went into an office at the back, and I followed them after a while. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Jules Verne He suddenly observed, hung over the clock, a card which, upon inspection, proved to be a programme of the daily routine of the house. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne [1873]

Florence Dixie It bore no address, merely the name of Mr. Ruys Darrell. “A queer name,” he observed to Ronald, as he slipped the card into his waistcoat pocket. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

George Meredith A card lay on the table of the countess’s private retiring-room: it bore the name of General Pierson. She threw off her black lace scarf. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

E. Phillips Oppenheim She had a card in her hand, and an open letter. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

Florence Dixie Stay!” he added suddenly, “I do though, in a way, because he left his card with me, and Mr. Ruys Darrell was printed on it ; but who Ruys Darrell is I do not know. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

Henry Lawson He had Mrs Jones’s card in his window, and he left the shop in charge of his missus and came round with us at once. While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson

Pilkins conducted them to the crumbly red brick house of the Von der Ruyslings. His card brought Alice downstairs wondering. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

I sent in my card and business by his servant, and by-and-by he came out to me himself. Alps and Sanctuaries of Piedmont and the Canton Ticino by Samuel Butler [1881]

Ford Madox Ford She had in her hand several visiting cards which she looked at with a puzzled expression and then laid on a card table. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

Virginia Woolf And everywhere we go wires and tubes surround us to carry the voices that try to penetrate before the last card is dealt and the days are over. Jacob’s Room by Virginia Woolf [1920]

Presently Burton felt the card tucked into his hand under the table. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

E. T. A. Hoffmann Then a little thin old man, meanly clad, and almost repulsive to look at, approached the table, drew a card with a trembling hand, and placed a gold piece upon it. Gambler’s Luck by E. T. A. Hoffmann

Sinclair Lewis Steer the feet, get the card board, and twist the pupils to the PDQest show ever. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

John Galsworthy He sent his card in and waited in the hall with no precise knowledge of what he wanted to say. Maid in Waiting by John Galsworthy

Wilkie Collins There is a card with my address. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

Inside the case, inscribed in gold letters, was the name of a well-known Bond Street jeweller, and there was also a card with “R. R. Scrutton” written upon it. Marauders by Night by Arthur Gask [1951]

In the same handwriting that appeared on the first card “The Green Door” was inscribed upon it. The Four Million by O. Henry [1906]

Arthur Conan Doyle The card he had meant to lay upon my body was lying beside his own. The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle [1914]

Gertrude Stein Plead the use of a magazine and send more card paper, this is so tiring and reading a letter is the same as writing an answer. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

Vsevolod Krestovsky Naturally gifted, he had mastered some of the most difficult tricks, and his skill in card conjuring would not have done discredit even to a professional magician. Knights of Industry by Vsevolod Krestovsky

Jacques Futrelle Dick Herbert took the card impatiently and glanced at it. The Chase of the Golden Plate by Jacques Futrelle [1906]

Mr Brand knows me,” he continued, producing a card in his turn. Moth and Rust by Mary Cholmondeley [1912]

Wilkie Collins I was requested to present the card at the Embassy, without delay. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

John Galsworthy Mrs. Mont was here a minute ago; I’ll take your card up to her. The Silver Spoon by John Galsworthy

The card is there on the table now. Claimed! by Francis Stevens

Ten days after her return the maid at Kensington Square, with a curious look, brought up Elfrida’s card to Janet. Miss Bell was in the drawing-room, she said. A Daughter of To-Day by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1894]

A. E. W. Mason But as he read the card his countenance fell. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

Well, I sent up my card to Miss Barlock, but by the mercy of God I didn’t send up Clanroyden’s chit with it. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

Anthony Trollope His rank is shown by the name on his portmanteau, and his former address and present destination by a card which was attached. Thackeray by Anthony Trollope [1879]

James Joyce Some weeks Jack Lawton got the card for first and some weeks he got the card for first. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

Have you the card with you?” “Rather,” said Dick, “always take the card with me since I was kicked out of a miner’s hop at Broken Hill because I forgot it. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

Ford Madox Ford The hotel servant approaching him, he had produced a card and had given it to the servant, uttering three words. No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

Wilkie Collins My card was in his hand: he was nervously rolling and unrolling it, without a moment’s cessation, in his anxiety to hear what I had to say. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

John remembered, or thought he remembered, that he had a card for it, and went on there. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

It was not always that Herrick received a card for the assemblies to which Lady Tredgold and her girls were bidden. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

Every vestige of the writing had faded! The card was blank! The woman lay there dead. The Mysterious Card by Cleveland Moffett [1895]

Arnold Bennett The envelope contained an English Christmas card of a common type, a spray of holly with greetings, and on it was written, “I do hope this will reach you on Christmas morning. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Anthony Trollope But no card was sent to Phineas Finn. Phineas got no card from Lady Baldock, but one morning he received a note from Lord Brentford which was of more importance to him than any card could have been. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Arthur Conan Doyle The card was the deuce of hearts. Jelland’s Voyage by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Edith Wharton Floss’s having written her message on the back of that particular card seemed part of the fairy-tale enveloping him. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

Arthur Conan Doyle Halloa! what have we here?” Mrs. Hudson had appeared with a lady’s card upon her salver. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

M. R. James He produced his card — Mr John Eldred — and, the register being consulted, a favourable answer was given. More Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James

E. Phillips Oppenheim I take out a card and scribble upon it. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

James Joyce Two letters and a card lay on the hallfloor. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Theodore Dreiser If you are a gentleman and have a card I want you to give it to me. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

E. Phillips Oppenheim A great deal more so, however, was the card which he had presented. The Spy Paramount by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

The Prince drew a card from his pocket. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

Leon Trotsky I came to school on time, my kit was in order, my card was always in the left pocket of my jacket. My Life by Leon Trotsky

I thought you was too proud to remember me, since you didn’t send me a card for your ball t’other night, though all London was there. The Infidel by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1900]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I got into another and persuaded your secretary to take my card in to you. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Almost at the same moment the butler approached him with a card upon a salver. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

My first thought was of Monsieur Maurice, and the card he had entrusted to my keeping. Monsieur Maurice by Amelia B. Edwards [1873]

John Galsworthy A moment later the door was opened and Lord Saxenden came in with her card in his hand, and a face on which his past, present, and future seemed to agree. Maid in Waiting by John Galsworthy

Sinclair Lewis Well, where did you go? I got the card you sent me from Chesterton with the picture of the old church on it. Our Mr. Wrenn by Sinclair Lewis

But she was determined not to offend the Duchess, who had been so particularly gracious, and who had sent Captain and Mrs. Winstanley a card for a dinner to be given on the last day of the year. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

In nearly every other window hung a card with “Lodgings” on it, or “Apartments.” Children played in the road: two men with a truck were crying mackerel. Sandstone Torr by Ellen Wood [1874]

Olaf Stapledon But one day the light card was removed and a fresh card, darker than the original dark card, was put in its place. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

Wilkie Collins I had just dismissed him to his workshop, and had just begun coquetting with my coins, when Louis suddenly made his appearance with a card in his hand. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Wilkie Collins That’s how I found out!” “What do you mean?” “I mean that Mr. Helmsley had your card and address in his pocket. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Elizabeth Gaskell A quick motion, and out of the unpromising heap, all confused together, presto! the right card turned up. The Moorland Cottage by Elizabeth Gaskell [1851]

But one of them sent this —” She passed over a slip of card bearing a word or two —”‘How goes it? N. C.’” Roger jumped forward. Shadows of Ecstasy by Charles Williams

I mentioned I had seen a card up in number thirteen Trevor Road, and asked him if it happened he knew anything of the people there. The Beachy Head Murder by Arthur Gask [1941]

Wilkie Collins I left my card — and walked on a little, past the corner of the house wall. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Anthony Trollope The bridesmaid’s names had just been written on a card as Mary entered the room. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

H. Rider Haggard The only good card they held was the possession of the person of Nam, though it remained to be seen how far this would help them. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

How about Juventus?” “Juventus is excited, desperately excited, but not about the Archduke. They regard him as a piece of antiquated lumber, the last card of a discredited faction. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

James Joyce He waited till she had laid the card aside and curled herself back slowly with a snug sigh. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Mary Webb There was a bowl of double primroses — red, mauve and white — on the window-sill, and a card ‘with Edward’s love. Gone to Earth by Mary Webb [1917]

George Gissing It was a fellow called Crowther; he lived in Dean Street, Soho; in a window on the ground floor there was a card with “Sums from One pound to a Hundred lent at short notice. A Capitalist by George Gissing

Anthony Trollope The card was at the residence waiting for them. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

A stroll over this cool and comparatively healthy escarpment ended by leaving a card at the Paço do Governo. Lopes de Lima (vol. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

Henry Handel Richardson The walls of the room expanded, then fell in, like the sides of a card house. Mary Christina by Henry Handel Richardson

Wilkie Collins If I can ever be of the smallest use to you (there’s my card and address in London), let me know it; I entreat you let me know it. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Foo Cha took the card and left him in the passage. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

Willa Cather Over the bell-pull in the outer wall was a card on which was written, “Tirez fort. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

Guy de Maupassant I wrote in pencil on my card a gallant compliment to the actress, begging her to receive me. Julie Romain by Guy de Maupassant [1886]

Wilkie Collins Exactly as I had anticipated, the person to whom the card referred me had not heard of Bishopriggs for years, and knew nothing whatever about his present movements. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

He has a wonderful power of self-restraint when he cares to exert it; will play six or seven hours every night for three weeks at a stretch, and then not touch a card for six months. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Anthony Trollope She was not prepared at any rate to give up her table, so she took up a card to cut for partners. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

Rudyard Kipling But God is great, as they say in Mespot. Sometimes you get a card from the base saying you didn’t stitch his diaphragm to his larynx, and he’s doing well. Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

Edith Wharton He read “In” on the dingy card under Frenside’s doorbell, and ran upstairs to his door. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

Arthur Conan Doyle You’ve read that card which warns us not to open it. The Green Flag by Arthur Conan Doyle [1900]

H. G. Wells He stood up as she did and produced a card from his depleted pocket-book. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

Anthony Trollope The card and the Colonel’s own name, and the name of the pundit of the peace together, had their effect, and after a while. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

Arthur Conan Doyle The latter looked out with three tiers of vacant melancholy windows, which were blank and dreary, save that here and there a “To Let” card had developed like a cataract upon the bleared panes. A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle [1887]

Anthony Trollope But I haven’t touched a card now for a month nearly. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Gaston Leroux Next morning, the managers received a card of thanks from the ghost: DEAR, MR. MANAGER: Thanks. Charming evening. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux [1910]

G. K. Chesterton For standing at it was Lord Ivywood, reading the card with tranquil lowered eyelids, that set off perfectly the long and perfect oval of his face. The Flying Inn by G. K. Chesterton [1914]

I’ll come next Wednesday. What’s the station? Fardles? Send me a card to tell me the best afternoon train and have it met. War in Heaven by Charles Williams [1930]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He made a mental note to leave a card at the Embassy that afternoon. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

George Meredith Nevil’s hotel was pointed out to Rosamund, and she left her card there. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

H. G. Wells This is a sort of Birthday card really. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Henry James To have played such a card was therefore, practically, for Mrs. Gereth, to have won the game. The Spoils of Poynton by Henry James [1897]

Frances Hodgson Burnett When Lady Etynge took the card from the salver, her expression changed. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Sinclair Lewis He managed to imitate Tom’s writing on a card which he left with a bunch of jonquils in Nelly’s room, and nearly persuaded even Tom himself that Tom was the donor. Our Mr. Wrenn by Sinclair Lewis

George Meredith We had seen a gentleman standing near and listening attentively,’ Miss Denham resumed, ‘and when Dr. Shrapnel concluded a card was handed to him. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Grant scribbled the name of his hotel and the number of his suite on the back of a card and passed it across. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Benjamin Disraeli I remember that fellow Seymour Hicks taking me to his rooms to show me a card he had from a countess. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

Arthur Conan Doyle An instant later the maid, who looked as tousled and bewildered as if she had that instant been aroused from the deepest sleep, appeared with a card upon a tray. The Poison Belt by Arthur Conan Doyle [1913]

Frantically snatching the card from its envelope, he held it close to the woman’s face. The Mysterious Card by Cleveland Moffett [1895]

Wilkie Collins The day of the month, recorded on a neat little card in a box on the money-lender’s chimney-piece, happened to attract his eye. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I had no idea of acting except in the most open manner, and I called at Deringham Hall yesterday afternoon, and sent in my card in a perfectly orthodox way, as you may have heard. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

Arthur Conan Doyle The card was the nine of diamonds. Jelland’s Voyage by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Anthony Trollope At length a card is led, and quick three others fall upon the board. The Warden by Anthony Trollope

E. Phillips Oppenheim His first finger was against the third card from the end in his hand. The Long Arm of Mannister by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1909]

On the following day only it was learned, that, during the hunt, he had fallen from his horse, and had sat at his majesty’s card table with a broken rib. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Now do, please, mark my card for me. The Jest of Life by Arthur Gask [1936]

And perhaps another one into the bargain!” As Jammy was shot downwards in the lift he flicked the card in his hand with a reflective thumb. A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey [1936]

William Makepeace Thackeray Respectability has been his great card through life; ladies can trust their daughters at Sir George Thrum’s academy. Mens Wives by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

Henry James The porter replied, as porters always reply, that he had gone out about twenty minutes before; whereupon Henrietta presented her card and begged it might be handed him on his return. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]