Phrases with "carrying"

Virginia Woolf He admired her courage; her social instinct; he admired her power of carrying things through. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf [1925]

Arthur Conan Doyle The scoundrel had stolen it all without carrying out one of the conditions on which we had sold him the secret. The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Wilkie Collins Now, as to the method of carrying out our friend’s advice. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Baldwin Spencer They went towards the camp, Mukurlul carrying the Numereji and Joemin a special large warbi, or fighting club. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

H.P. Lovecraft I must be dreaming — but I would test the horror by carrying this thing back and shewing it to my son if it were indeed a reality. The Shadow Out of Time by H.P. Lovecraft [1935]

Anthony Trollope Eva and Little Christchurch, with Jack’s feelings and interests, and all my wife’s longings, must be laid on one side, and my whole energy must be devoted to the literal carrying out of the law. The Fixed Period by Anthony Trollope

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu They grumbled because grumbling was a principle of theirs in carrying on their business. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]

Leon Trotsky On the other hand, the need of carrying out this work at any cost acted like a mustard-plaster, and helped us to bear up through the first most difficult weeks. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Anthony Trollope But he was led in another direction into a large room, carrying his manuscript neatly rolled in his hand. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope Of beard, he had very little, carrying the smallest possible grey whiskers, which hardly fell below the points of his ears. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

The Government was broadcasting half-soothing, half-threatening messages, asking everyone to go home and saying that after a certain hour anyone found carrying arms would be arrested. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

Frances Hodgson Burnett Because she kept her eyes shut Andrews had been deceived into carrying on a conversation with her sister Anne, who had come to see her. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

It referred to the missing man, giving his name and address and mentioning that he was a rent collector and probably carrying about with him a good sum of money when he disappeared. The Tragedy of the Silver Moon by Arthur Gask [1940]

Robert Louis Stevenson This manner of carrying an intimacy at the bayonet’s point was Van Tromp’s stock-in — trade. The Story of a Lie by Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson A little afterwards, four yachtsmen carrying a very heavy chest, and guided by a fifth with a lantern, passed close in front of me as I lay, and were admitted to the pavilion by the nurse. The Pavilion on the Links by Robert Louis Stevenson

H. G. Wells Then a dirty woman, carrying a heavy bundle and weeping. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells [1898]

He’s carrying two large bundles of celery, and he’s dropped them several times upon the floor. The Hangman’s Knot by Arthur Gask [1935]

Five minutes later he emerged again, carrying a letter in his hand. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

D. H. Lawrence Ursula stood at the window and watched the woman carrying the tea up the bank to the pond. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Robert Louis Stevenson This person was carrying on one shoulder a black portmanteau, seemingly of considerable weight. The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson

It was about nine o’clock when they reached Kyauktada, where Elizabeth’s uncle and aunt were waiting with Mr Macgregor’s car, and with some servants carrying torches. Burmese Days by George Orwell

Wilkie Collins These last appeared to be carrying some burden, which was hidden from view by the escort of archers. The Cauldron of Oil by Wilkie Collins [1861]

James Joyce And all the world’s on wish to be carrying a letters. Finnegans Wake by James Joyce

In this state of things there were many who would willingly have shortened their sufferings, and taken the chance of carrying the place by a coup de main. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

George MacDonald Whither they were carrying me, I did not try to conjecture; I yielded myself to their pleasure, almost as happy as they. Lilith by George MacDonald

On we went again to Marenga Mkhaili, the “Salt Water,” to breakfast, and camped in the crooked green thorns by night, carrying water on for our supper. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

D.H. Lawrence The churchgoers were all coming home: men in black broadcloth and old chimney-pot silk hats, carrying their umbrellas; women in ugly dresses, carrying books and umbrellas. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

George Eliot At other times one is conscious of carrying a weight. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

Charles Kingsley In carrying out all this, it will be safest, as always, to follow the course of nature, and begin where God begins with us. On English Composition by Charles Kingsley

Bram Stoker Could there have been such a boy as is told of; one answering to the many conditions above shown to be vitally necessary for the carrying out of such a scheme of imposture. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

Andrew Lang Among the women he remarked two young girls, more beautiful and better dressed than any of the rest, carrying between them two great baskets full of provisions. The Brown Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

E. Phillips Oppenheim What purpose could the man have had, he wondered for the hundredth time, in carrying about a fortune? A purpose, whatever it was, unfulfilled! . Harvey Garrard's Crime by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1926]

Bram Stoker It seemed like a new misanthropic belief which had fallen on human beings, carrying with it the negation of all hope. The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker [1911]

Twenty-four huge pine torches were then lighted, each man carrying one. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Baldwin Spencer The boys jumped up when they saw him coming, carrying the animals that he had captured. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

But my imagination is carrying me too far again. The Forsaken Inn by Anna Katharine Green

D. H. Lawrence Every moment Aaron Sisson was greeted with Good-night — Good-night, Aaron — Good-night, Mr. Sisson. People carrying parcels, children, women, thronged home on the dark paths. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

Arnold Bennett And also she was like a returning adventurer, carrying back to his savage land the sacred torch of civilisation. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

I took six excellent camels, three for riding and three for carrying loads — two carrying thirty gallons of water each, and the third provisions, rugs, gear, etc. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

Anthony Trollope In his present visit he was only carrying out the pleasant little plan which had been arranged for him by Captain Green. ‘What the mischief is up?’ said Silverbridge, rising in his bed. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

William Makepeace Thackeray Three comfortable, well-clothed, good-humoured fellows walked down with me from the car, persisting in carrying one a bag, another a sketching stool, and so on. The Irish Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

All was roseate, all was charming as the coaches dashed through the narrow streets of Paris, carrying their finely-powdered ladies and gentlemen, in silks and jewels, to the assemblies of the night. Landmarks in Literature--French by Lytton Strachey

Arthur Morrison When time was up, Josh waved his hand and slouched off, and his family turned out with the rest: little Em carrying into later years a memory of father as a man who lived in a cage. A Child of the Jago by Arthur Morrison

He adds, “It is a disagreeable declaration for me to mention, that I myself was the means of carrying the infection to a great number of women. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

The idea of a Coronation and his carrying the Sacred Lamp and all the rest of it would fair go to his head. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

George Eliot But a gardener is Scotch, as a French teacher is Parisian. “Well, Mr. Poyser,” he said, before the good slow farmer had time to speak, “ye’ll not be carrying your hay tomorrow, I’m thinking. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

The serious man had left the house mysteriously; carrying with him the shirt, the prayer-book, a teaspoon, and the bedclothes. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

Mr. Preen finished his breakfast and left the room, carrying the letter with him. A Tragedy by Ellen Wood [1886]

Anthony Hope The devil, it’s not weather for standing still!” The carrying of arms in Strelsau was forbidden. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

Jack London I would fall asleep in the act of carrying food to my mouth and waken in torment to find the act yet uncompleted. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

Now, do you reflect that I have selected you for this journey, as it would, if you succeed with me in carrying out our object, stamp you for ever as a man of great fame. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

Henry Lawson She rode nineteen miles for assistance, carrying the dead child. While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson

Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman She turned when Sophia and Flora, carrying the water-pitcher, entered. The Southwest Chamber by Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman

Willa Cather Ben Keezer was on the front seat, and on the back seat was a lady, alone, in a black silk dress all puffs and ruffles, and a black hat, carrying a parasol with a carved ivory handle. A Lost Lady by Willa Cather [1923]

Benjamin Disraeli In due time a great uproar in the inn-yard announced the arrival of the stage, an unwieldy machine, carrying six inside, and dragged by as many horses. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

Arthur Conan Doyle Some were engaged in carrying the wounded to the rear and laying them under the shelter of the trees, whilst others were replacing their broken swords or lances from the weapons of the slain. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

He took his farewell gracefully, and went away, carrying the good wishes of all the miners; but McIntosh and Selina, still holding to their former opinion, were secretly pleased at his departure. Madame Midas by Fergus Hume

This they do by taking them in their mouths and lifting them over the heads of the other females, and carefully placing them in their own harem, carrying them as cats do their kittens. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Money can do so much, when the man who dispenses it has the art of intrusting the carrying out of his desires to the best workmen. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

E. Phillips Oppenheim With perfectly amazing skill and swiftness he tied up the half-unconscious man and, carrying him under his arm, crossed to the distant wall. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

Guy de Maupassan And soon a carriole passed by carrying a strange burden. The History of a Heart by Guy de Maupassan

Gaston Leroux After the people had left the court carrying with them the body of the keeper, the murderer quietly made his escape. Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux [1907]

Rudyard Kipling I am not in the habit offeecially of carrying such gauds to subordinates, but’ — he giggled — ‘your case is noted as exceptional on the books. Kim by Rudyard Kipling [1901]

Katherine Mansfield Exhausted!” She came into the arbour wearing a black and white spotted dressing-gown, and a calico cap peaked with patent leather, followed by Kathi, carrying the little blue jugs of malt coffee. In a German Pension by Katherine Mansfield [1911]

On the contrary, in carrying out a great reform like the abolition of slavery, the education of the blind, or the foundation of national unity, a man’s conscience becomes a tower of strength to him. The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns [1906]

Thomas Paine The enemy have long lain idle, and amused themselves with carrying on the war by proclamations only. The American Crisis by Thomas Paine

He had taken his coat off; probably for coolness, or it might be for economy, and was carrying it, neatly folded up, in a large, new wooden bucket. A Night on the Borders of the Black Forest by Amelia B. Edwards

Sidney Colvin Cowden Clarke began by carrying up to Hunt, who had now moved from the Edgware Road to a cottage in the Vale of Health at Hampstead, a few of Keats’s poems in manuscript. Keats by Sidney Colvin [1887]

H.P. Lovecraft I entered, carrying my bicycle, and closed the door behind me. The Picture in the House by H.P. Lovecraft [1920]

Sinclair Lewis Some of them fled to the mainland, carrying the disease. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

The degree of violence which had been used not only inevitably suggested premeditation, but also great resolution in carrying out what had been premeditated. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

Walter Scott After midnight the sorceress Marion MacIngarach, the chief priestess or Nicneven of the company, went forth with her accomplices, carrying spades with them. Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft by Walter Scott [1831]

In one of them I saw at the window the head of the German, and from a certain subdued radiance in his expression, I judged that he must be carrying off a considerable “pile” from the gaming-table. My Fascinating Friend by William Archer

Willa Cather He slipped away and returned carrying the case, which he placed on the table. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

At last he saw Madame leave, attended by a couple of pages, who were carrying torches before her. Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

A. E. W. Mason He went just as I saw him, carrying his zither. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

I often saw her walking with a limp, as if she were slightly lame, as far as the dike, carrying books in a strap, like a school-girl. In the World by Maksim Gorky

Wilkie Collins Let there be no more talk between us about Elizabeth Chance.” Miss Jillgall joined us at the dinner-table, in a state of excitement, carrying a book in her hand. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Radclyffe Hall And then, as it seemed from nowhere at all there suddenly appeared a very desperate young woman; she was carrying her parasol as though it were a lance with which she intended to enter the battle. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

I shall be carrying out a somewhat elaborate experiment—upstairs. The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

Washington Irving From his half itinerant life, also, he was a kind of travelling gazette, carrying the whole budget of local gossip from house to house; so that his appearance was always greeted with satisfaction. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

Edgar Allan Poe The versification although carrying the fanciful to the very verge of the fantastic, is nevertheless admirably adapted to the wild insanity which is the thesis of the poem. The Poetic Principle by Edgar Allan Poe [1848]

Just half an hour after her sentence of dismissal, Dorothy, carrying her handbag, opened the front gate. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

The attendant of the day before, who was carrying some jugs of tisane along the corridor, winked his eye as he met her, by way of being amiable. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

After inspecting my battery, he particularly approved of a smooth-bored double-barrel (Beattie of Regent Street) carrying six to the pound. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

Guy de Maupassant Why had this man spoken to me? What was he carrying in this big pack? Vague suspicions of crime sprang up in my mind, and rendered me curious. The Peddler (Le Colporteur) by Guy de Maupassant [1900]

He seemed to be carrying upstairs not one Maskull, but three. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

Walter Besant This project she never abandoned, being always most jealous for the honour of the Forsters, although the events which followed prevented her from carrying it into effect. Dorothy Forster by Walter Besant [1884]

He was followed closely by another man who was carrying two fat suitcases and a big leather bag. Marauders by Night by Arthur Gask [1951]

In all, seven troikas like this tore by, as if they had been fire-engines, all with black horses, and all carrying a load of thoroughbred devils. My Childhood by Maksim Gorky

D. H. Lawrence In the dining-room was Whiston, carrying coffee to the plain, neglected ladies. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

Leon Trotsky Three of our torpedo-boats were sunk by mines during a night expedition, carrying down with them 550 young seamen. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Trenmore’s end fell to the floor, carrying with it some of the scaffolding. The Heads of Cerberus by Francis Stevens

Musicians entered, carrying desks and music-books, and placed themselves in two rows, on either side of the enclosure where I was. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

The people came off to look and to buy — men, women, and children; and we were continually going in the boats, carrying goods and passengers — for they have no boats of their own. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

Charles Dickens We had three boats; the Long-boat, capable of carrying twenty-five men; the Cutter, capable of carrying fifteen; and the Surf-boat, capable of carrying ten. The Wreck of the Golden Mary by Charles Dickens [1856]

Guy de Maupassan He appeared, carrying their little one in his arms; she pressed his hand and kissed the child, and felt no pang of anguish. Strong as Death by Guy de Maupassan

It grew darker and darker, and there I still sat, loath as ever to leave the good fire, and after a while two men came in, carrying between them a corpse. The Celtic Twilight by William Butler Yeats [1893]

Walter Besant Behind him walked the gentleman jailer, carrying an axe upon his shoulder, the edge thereof turned from the prisoner. Dorothy Forster by Walter Besant [1884]

Our captain had been married only a few weeks before he left Boston, and, after an absence of over two years, it may be supposed he was not slow in carrying sail. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

Anthony Trollope But in the double process the party had become used to this mode of carrying on the public service. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Margaret Oliphant She had her veil over her face, on which that shadow had settled, and no one could have suspected her of carrying a broken heart through those sunshiny ways. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

Thomas Paine I take it for granted that the British ministry are sinking under the impossibility of carrying on the war. The American Crisis by Thomas Paine

Wilkie Collins I got my first dinner for three days, by carrying a gentleman’s portmanteau for him. The Guilty River by Wilkie Collins [1886]

Walter Scott Tippoo himself next appeared, richly apparelled, and seated on an elephant, which, carrying its head above all the others in the procession, seemed proudly conscious of superior dignity. The Surgeon’s Daughter by Walter Scott [1827]

Virginia Woolf Paul came out in his pyjamas carrying a poker in case of burglars. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf [1927]

Guy de Maupassant His wife followed him, small and thin, like a tired animal, carrying a large green umbrella in her hands. Belhomme’s Beast (La Bête à Maît' Belhomme) by Guy de Maupassant [1885]

Anthony Trollope She was not carrying out her profession by midnight labours. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Bronislaw Malinowski The close tie between mother and child is set up by the fact of the first cares, suckling and carrying the child. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

We got along the platform, I half asleep, the porter carrying our rugs, by the glare of a pair of gas-jets in the wall, and out by a small door at the end. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

When a family is travelling it is quite usual to see a father and a grown-up son riding ahead on donkeys, and an old woman following on foot, carrying the baggage. Collected Essays by George Orwell

Except where there are rivers or roads suitable for bullock-carts or pack bullocks, they do nearly all the carrying trade of Perak, carrying loads on “elephant tracks” through the jungle. The Golden Chersonese and the way thither by Isabella L. Bird [1883]

William Makepeace Thackeray His aim, therefore, was to leave the matter to explain itself to his Highness; and, when the time was ripe, he cast about for a means of carrying his point. The Memoires of Barry Lyndon by William Makepeace Thackeray [1852]

M. P. Shiel She not have any fear of Cobby carrying her off now Dzinikulu dead: so she not need you any longer. Children of the Wind by M. P. Shiel [1923]

The office of the chasquis was not limited to carrying despatches. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

It was a bedroom, for there was a truckle bed and a deal table carrying on it the stump of a candle. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

First marched a troop of men in scarlet, carrying scarlet banners, each one emblazoned with the literary degrees of the bride’s father and grandfather. The Golden Chersonese and the way thither by Isabella L. Bird [1883]

Charles Dickens She dared not light them carrying their burden even, until they passed round the corner of the house; so strong was her fearful conviction that Benjamin was lurking near, seeking again to enter. The Haunted House by Charles Dickens [1859]

Lodovico returned, carrying a packet. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

Tyke died of arsenic also, so they are carrying on the same game. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

Andrew Lang About this time the King of a very powerful kingdom was carrying on a war; the youth therefore took service under him and went on the campaign. The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

John Galsworthy Half carrying and half dragging, he bore that Spanish effigy of Fleur towards the window. Swan Song by John Galsworthy

H. Rider Haggard Drawing his hunting-knife Leonard cut the rimpis and brought the man from out the cave, carrying rather than leading him. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

Thomas Wolfe Their motors and buses roared through the streets of the town and out into the country, carrying crowds of prospective clients. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Though she endeavors to appear indifferent and has a way of carrying herself that is almost noble, there is certainly grief in her eye and care on her brow. The Forsaken Inn by Anna Katharine Green

Algernon Blackwood I saw him slowly approaching through the patches of unequal moonlight, carrying over his shoulder the frail, white burden that had collapsed against the further wall. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

The stranger thanked him heartily, shook hands and went on his way, carrying his black bag. A Mystery by Ellen Wood [1882]

Maria Edgeworth Mr. Hervey assisted in carrying Lady Delacour — she came to her senses as they were taking her up stairs. Belinda. by Maria Edgeworth

George Gissing He drew it forth to see what it was, having forgotten entirely that he had been carrying the volume about with him since morning. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

Bronislaw Malinowski It must not be forgotten that women were often encumbered in their work by suckling, carrying their children, and by the various cares demanded by the latter. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

Gustave Flauber Each blade fell on a precise spot, then rose again with a smart stroke carrying off a limb with it. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

Arthur Machen My nurse was carrying me on her shoulder; there was a field of yellow corn, and we went through it, it was very hot. The White People by Arthur Machen

Edith Wharton The table had been as carefully laid, a clear fire glowed in the stove, the cat dozed in its warmth, and Mattie came forward carrying a plate of doughnuts. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton [1911]

H. G. Wells There was that party of bent creatures we met yesterday, carrying great bundles, carrying even the men’s cloaks and pipes, while their rascal husbands and brothers swaggered behind. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

H. G. Wells They made him wade to the boat, carrying the trunk, they pulled him aboard by the shoulders and hair, they called him no better name than “scoundrel” and “burglar” all that night. Twelve Stories and a Dream by H. G. Wells [1903]

Andrew Lang There he sat behind in the best of spirits, lustily whistling a tune, as if carrying the tree were mere sport. The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Anthony Trollope I should not wonder if he has come here for the sake of carrying out the threats which they made against your poor brother. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Andrew Lang He was greater than ever now, for all the giant’s strength had gone into him; and he resumed his journey, carrying his burden with as little difficulty as an eagle might carry a hare. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

If I’m carrying more than two passengers I have to employ an extra hand, too, and his wages take away any profit there might be. The Master Spy by Arthur Gask [1936]

Oscar Wilde I rode on a red-haired camel by the side of the chief, and a runner ran before us carrying a spear. A House of Pomegranates by Oscar Wilde

William Morris The instrument of attack in the hands of the barons was the ordinary feudal privilege, the logical carrying out of serfdom; but this attack took place two reigns later. Signs of Change by William Morris [1888]

Peyrol attended to the helm, and in a moment, gliding through the narrow gap, the tartane carrying her way, shot out almost into the middle of the cove. The Rover by Joseph Conrad [1923]

He was a handsome chestnut — an old Oakbank hero, and was carrying top weighteleven stone ten. The Secret of the Sandhills by Arthur Gask [1921]

Ha, ha! he’s not to have it all his own way now!” Wilson had slid into the carrying in the natural development of business. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

Tobias Smolle What then? have we not a chance for carrying away one of her masts, and so get clear of her? If we find her too hard for us, ’tis but striking at last. The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smolle

E. Phillips Oppenheim Soon they will be carrying them to the grave. The Spy Paramount by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

He opened the door to find an elderly man, carrying a leather handbag, standing upon the doorstep. The Tragedy of the Silver Moon by Arthur Gask [1940]

More than an hour had passed after the sounding of the reveille, when two countrywomen, who were carrying their butter and eggs to market, presented themselves at the gate of the fortress. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Rudyard Kipling In their rear, carrying the lunch-basket, marched the Agent–General and Holford the hired chauffeur. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

Arthur Conan Doyle His figure, however, and his way of carrying his head and his hands were so well known that he was always recognized, and then the talkers would say whatever they thought would please him best. The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1896]

I shall never succeed in carrying it out. Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

G. K. Chesterton You’d allow one soldier in a regiment to obey orders; but two soldiers obeying orders strikes you as carrying Prussian discipline a bit too far. The Paradoxes of Mr. Pond by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

William Hope Hodgson Taking these, I went down to the kitchen, carrying a lighted candle with me. The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson

Andrew Lang But when they reached a great river the young man did not want the trouble of carrying his pack any further, and left it on the bank. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Jules Verne Nadia immediately caught sight of this group, when Michael, carrying her in his arms, issued from the mountain pass. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

Wilkie Collins I went home in good spirits (for me) to report what had happened, and found the brokers in the house carrying off the furniture which I had bought with my own money for sale by auction. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

The gun firing brought Mtesa out, prepared for a shooting trip, with his Wakungu leading, the pages carrying his rifle and ammunition, and a train of women behind. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

Arthur Machen Lewis heard the tramp of feet along the passage; they were carrying out the dead to the cart. The Terror by Arthur Machen

At last he entered, carrying a light in one hand and a large bowl in the other. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

Sinclair Lewis She watched him marching from the train, solid, assured, carrying his heavy suit-case, and she was diffident — he was such a bulky person to handle. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

We were to march into the school-yard, carrying torches, and sing jingo songs of the type of ‘Rule Britannia’. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell [1937]

Wilkie Collins At the same moment the servant appeared, and advanced to Julian, carrying a visiting card on his little silver tray. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

Of course there were not wanting people to affirm that she had gone off to her favourite land of promise, Australia, carrying the studs with her. At Miss Deveen’s by Ellen Wood [1869]

George Eliot It would be a vague intimation, carrying the effect of a threat, which should compel Harold to give him a private interview. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

Arthur Conan Doyle Boys carrying newspapers rushed wildly here and there. The Death Voyage by Arthur Conan Doyle

The Tatar, you know, is a government courier properly employed in carrying despatches, but also sent with travellers to speed them on their way, and answer with his head for their safety. Eothen by Alexander William Kinglake [1844]

Sinclair Lewis Theo went home feeling that she was carrying on her shoulders a burden of gilded oak; that she would never again run free. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

G. K. Chesterton A reprieve was sent afterwards to save him; but as the man carrying the reprieve died on the way, the prisoner was released, after all. The Paradoxes of Mr. Pond by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

Anthony Trollope That was the feeling of Ralph, the squire of Newton, as he returned on that Saturday from London to the Moonbeam; and so far Mr. Neefit had been successful in carrying out his threat. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

The fishermen, observing a group of men approaching carrying a wounded man, entered the sea until the water was up to their waists. Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

D. H. Lawrence He was coming shadowy across the stubble, carrying his bundles, She turned away, hearing only the sharp hiss of his mingling corn. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

She had always been reckless of conventionalities, carrying matters with such a high hand as to defy slander. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

Your only excuse is you had never set eyes on the man and so were not carrying his picture in your mind. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

Leslie Stephen We learn from an interesting letter74 that Pope formed the original design; though Swift thought that Arbuthnot was the only one capable of carrying it out. Swift by Leslie Stephen [1882]

I am thinking of assistance that he received in carrying out those hotel and other crimes. The Lonely House by Arthur Gask [1929]

I am carrying a burden even heavier than you, and have undergone even bitterer deceptions. Carlyle by John Nichol [1892]

It was plain that Jerry had usurped the functions of his cab, and was carrying a “load. The Four Million by O. Henry [1906]

Wilkie Collins The carrying out of this new resolution involved the necessity of delaying our onward journey by perpetually diverging from the direct road. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

Virginia Woolf A first-rate valet was the obvious comparison — somebody who walked behind carrying suit cases; could be trusted to send telegramsindispensable to hostesses. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf [1925]

Towler will obey my directions implicitly, and the female attendant — Mr. Fosbroke tells me he can find a thoroughly competent person — will assist him in carrying them out. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Edith Wharton This feeling was uppermost as he sat with Mrs. Westmore in the carriage which was carrying them to the mills. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

Jules Verne Other men would have considered the question from a practical point of view; they would have asked themselves whither their projectile carriage was carrying them. Round the Moon by Jules Verne [1873]

Willa Cather There he found Adolph Blum, carrying a large white box. A Lost Lady by Willa Cather [1923]

Within a quarter of an hour at most Richard and Dora were passing through the lounge to the hall door, with Bevan behind them carrying the latter’s two suit-cases. The Storm Breaks by Arthur Gask [1949]

Of course he was suspicious, with her carrying on like that and not wanting to see him. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

George Borrow But they say that they have acted imprudently in sending you to prison, inasmuch as by so doing they have given you an opportunity of carrying a plan of yours into execution. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

Isabella Bird Rush came another heavy wave, sweeping up the saloon, carrying chairs and stools before it, and as rapidly retiring. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

They had got their heads lowered to the ground and were industriously nosing along the very way that he had come when he had been carrying the unconscious butler into the house. The Judgment of Larose by Arthur Gask [1934]

Robert Louis Stevenson Late in the evening he returned, carrying a candle, and, with a certain irritable tremor, bade me rise and sup. The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson

We left the matter to her, carrying some things to the shed as we passed it on our way home — blankets and a pillow, fresh water, milk-and-water for the baby, and a candle and matches. Hardly Worth Telling by Ellen Wood [1870]

Richard Burton I must not omit to mention the proper method of carrying money, which in these lands should never be entrusted to box or bag. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Guy de Maupassant My father and uncle were walking ahead with Baptiste, who was carrying a lantern. Mademoiselle Perle by Guy de Maupassant [1886]

Joseph Furphy A student, returning from a stroll, encountered a countryman, carrying a hare in his hand. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

The Mysteries celebrated, he returned, still carefully carrying the chalice, and set it out of sight in a cupboard in the breakfast-room. War in Heaven by Charles Williams [1930]

Henry James At last they spoke of carrying him back to the inn. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

Then, carrying his heavy burden some fifty yards up the stream, he heaved it into the water as far away from the bank as he could. The Dark Mill Stream by Arthur Gask [1947]

Sigmund Freud I had nothing to do with the carrying out of her plan, but for a long time I was naturally worried in case the affair might be discovered. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Frederick Marryat Early the next morning everything was ready, and Edward, Humphrey, Chaloner, Grenville, and Pablo set off for Southampton, one of the horses carrying the little baggage which they had with them. Children of the New Forest by Frederick Marryat [1847]

H. G. Wells So Bensington had to consider some other way of carrying out these experiments in feeding that would be necessary to demonstrate his discovery, so soon as he had his substance isolated and prepared. The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth by H. G. Wells [1904]

G. K. Chesterton I think at the back of my mind there was some sort of crazy idea of carrying her off into the clouds she lived among, as if she were literally an angel and ought to dwell on wings. Tales of the Long Bow by G. K. Chesterton [1925]