Phrases with "case"

Walter Scott It is enough to say that the jury was impanelled, and the case proceeded. The Heart of Mid-Lothian by Walter Scott [1818]

This is especially true in case the development away from this past standpoint has not been due chiefly to a substitution of an ethnic type whose temperament is alien to the earlier standpoint. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

Jack London Go and see Colonel Ingram. Look up the reporters that kept Jackson’s case out of the papers, and the editors that run the papers. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

Walter Besant The case was hopeless; more would have been killed trying to cut their way through than will now, probably, be beheaded or hanged. Dorothy Forster by Walter Besant [1884]

This was a house; it had a fog in it; he was Lothair Coningsby, and he was going to find his daughter in case she was frightened by an ugly old woman. The Greater Trumps by Charles Williams

Arthur Conan Doyle This lair of his would be too valuable a retreat in case of need for him to give it up until he was sure that he could do without it. The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Anthony Hope I had my revolver ready to cover Rischenheim in case he should be moved to make a dash for liberty. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

However, lad,’ he continued, seeing that the boy rose as the church-bell began to toll, ‘this is a case wherein I would by no means balk the obdurate chap of his will. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

Henry James He loved her dearly, better than any one; but she wasn’t a woman to consult, for she approved of whatever he did: the fact of his doing it settled the case for it. Lady Barbarina by Henry James [1884]

Watkin Tench So that the scheme of being able to assist the East Indies with naval stores, in case of a war, must fall to the ground, both from this deficiency, and the quality of the timber growing here. A Narrative of the The Expedition to Botany Bay by Watkin Tench [1788]

Henry James That’s what I hurried out to let you definitely know, in case you should be going home without our meeting again. The Other House by Henry James [1896]

H. G. Wells And this strange bed was placed in a case of greenish coloured glass (as it seemed to him), a bar in the white framework of which had first arrested his attention. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

Wilkie Collins I notice here what a dreadfully difficult thing it is to get back — in such a case as mine — to the exercise of one’s sight. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

G. K. Chesterton For example, there was a case of an orator in the House of Commons, who, after denouncing all the public abuses he could think of, did sit down on his hat. Varied Types by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

Wilkie Collins I had an exactly similar case with the mason’s boy,’ he says, turning to the other doctor. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

Gertrude Stein Glenway left behind him a silk cigarette case with his initials, we kept it until he came back again and then gave it to him. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

In all candour let it be avowed, the gentleman money-lender did not see that it was a case affording scope for it. “Jerry’s Gazette.” by Ellen Wood [1869]

Theodore Dreiser They were going to consider his case personally, because he demanded that it be considered — nothing more. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

So, with the meal over, with no pang of conscience, he accepted a cigarette from Lady Mentone, admiring once again the beauty of the hand that held the cigarette case out to him. The Night of the Storm by Arthur Gask [1937]

Walter Scott In the second place ——” “Nay,” said the page, “you may dispense with a second reason, when the first makes your confidence in me a case of necessity. The Abbot by Walter Scott [1820]

But this he found not to answer; because, as he observed, “the friction was too retarding from the plaster of Paris, but the case would be very different if the ceiling were coated with ice. Autobiographical Sketches by Thomas De Quincey [1853]

Rudyard Kipling The four Powers were going over the case in detail. Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

Anthony Trollope The lady in such a case can always tell her story, with what exaggeration she may please to give, and can complain. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope The man may know that in his own case it is not so with him. Kept in the Dark by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Accordingly, he spoke to his superior officersaying just enough to be able to remark, in case of success: “Ah! I warned you!”— just enough so as not to dispel any of Gevrol’s doubts. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

Of course I recollected the case now. The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman [1911]

Sinclair Lewis You have a perfectly well-developed case of repression of sex instinct, and it raises the old Ned with your body. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Wilkie Collins I thought it my duty, as one of your legal advisers, to accompany Father Benwell on his return to Paris in charge of the will — in case you might feel disposed to make any alteration. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

Now how to determine this case and clear the seeming repugnancies doth not belong to philosophers or grammarians, but to rhetoricians, that are well skilled both in grammar and philosophy. Symposiacs by Plutarch

Anthony Trollope I am sure that man was watching me, and was looking at my pockets to see whether the jewel case was there. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

The satirists indeed scoffed unfairly at the doctrine of ‘Peace at any price’; for Bright was content to put aside the principle and to argue the case on pure political expediency. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

H. G. Wells The middle part of this evaded triad was now being taken up in Marjorie’s case by the Oxbridge tradespeople. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

M. P. Shiel Now, about this time Spiciewegiehotiu had bought largely in rifles from a caravan, and when the quarrel broke out she had summoned Cobby to lay the case of Daisy before him. Children of the Wind by M. P. Shiel [1923]

Thomas Hardy Think how many mothers there are whose sons have brought them to public shame by real crimes before you feel so deeply a case like this. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Slivers looked ruefully at the bottle, and then hastily put it away, in case Vandeloup should change his mind and have some. Madame Midas by Fergus Hume

Baldwin Spencer In the one case we have regular grooves on the more convex side, and in the other we have the incised design confined to it. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

He asked us very politely what he could do for us, and I laid our case emphatically and convincingly before him. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

A beautiful pair o’ boots, Squire, that I generally keeps here, in case I be sent off to Alcester, or Evesham, or where not, and have to tidy myself up a bit. The Syllabub Feast by Ellen Wood [1875]

William Black Apropos! I have just been mentioning Miss Richland’s case to a certain personage; we must name no names. Goldsmith by William Black [1878]

H. Rider Haggard The cutting part was slightly concave in shape — not convex, as it generally the case with savage battleaxes — and sharp as a razor, measuring five and three-quarter inches across the widest part. Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard

We spent the day dragging the river in case he had fallen in, and making inquiries all round the neighbourhood in case he had lost his memory and was just wandering. To Love and Be Wise by Josephine Tey [1950]

In itself it is a most remarkable case for more reasons than one. Charles Lamb by Thomas De Quincey

Arthur Conan Doyle Did you see anything of the Yoxley case in the latest editions?” “I’ve seen nothing later than the fifteenth century to-day. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

Benjamin Disraeli Here is the fortune of Florestan, and I wish it all to be spent on his education,” and she took a case from her bosom. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

Charles Dickens I like it for that; but it is not on that account, nor because it is a quaint old thing in a huge oaken case curiously and richly carved, that I prize it as I do. Master Humphrey’s Clock by Charles Dickens [1840]

Wilkie Collins My waist is at your disposal, in a case of necessity — that is to say, in a case of waltzing. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

H. G. Wells A lap dog?” “Yes, but my case is that there are limits. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

After hearing it, a man was always convinced that he did, and was consequently more reluctant to abandon his case than before. Many Dimensions by Charles Williams [1931]

Arnold Bennett Bert didn’t go to school this morning, in case — because it was so far off. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

Henry James Then, closing the case with a loud snap, she restored it to him. The Other House by Henry James [1896]

Bram Stoker But in Kelley’s case the offence was committed not for the purpose of scientific education but for one of sorcery. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

A book is kept at the Land–Office called the application-book, in which anyone who has business with the Board enters his name, and his case is attended to in the order in which his name stands. A First Year in Canterbury Settlement by Samuel Butler

H. G. Wells It was a case of either dropping among the pigs and breaking my rush, or going full tilt into the corrugated iron piggeries beyond. My First Aeroplane by H. G. Wells [1910]

Theodore Dreiser He could not suborn a jury, that would be criminal; but he could see that the case was properly and forcefully presented; and if Cowperwood were convicted, Heaven help him. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

In case of a mutiny, the soldiers could sweep the prison from end to end with grape shot. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

In case anything happens and they ask you whether she slept in your house —‘She did. Mother by Maksim Gorky

H. G. Wells If this had been the case only with my brothers and myself, then this aspect of my story would hardly have been worth discussing. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

The week ended, and the case of the People against Arthur Cumberland was moved for trial. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

Henry Handel Richardson Here was his case in a nutshell. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

Hardie, to teach his case first and learn it afterwards. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

He resolutely refused, and the Governor was obliged to report the case to the Emperor, as the old lady had made so many partisans in Mogador as to threaten a disturbance. Travels in Morocco by James Richardson

He is a king compared with a rickshaw puller or a gharry pony, but his case is analogous. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

Henry James Since this was the singular case she must at least call properly. The Other House by Henry James [1896]

I dared not steam the envelope open to make sure, in case he had sealed up a grain of permanganate of potash under the flap for then the whole envelope would have turned pink. Cloud the Smiter by Arthur Gask [1926]

John Galsworthy J.F.,” and put it in his breast-pocket, where it would be, always about him, in case of accident. To Let by John Galsworthy

Arthur Conan Doyle It was but a case of appearing daily in the carriage, for no one need enter her room save the maid. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

These teeth are rather smaller than the other molars, as is likewise the case with the corresponding teeth in the chimpanzee and orang; and they have only two separate fangs. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

I suppose they were bolting for some cellar where they’d been told to take cover in case of air-raids. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

George Gissing If another fifty were added to that, my father and mother would be supported in case the worst comes. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

It was nearly the first case called on. Losing Lena by Ellen Wood [1868]

Virginia Woolf In case they should proceed to tease his wife, Mr. Ambrose flourished his stick at them, upon which they decided that he was grotesque merely, and four instead of one cried “Bluebeard!” in chorus. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

Sinclair Lewis The case of Miss Tilda Hatter vs. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

Edith Wharton It was the kind of case where there is no use in drugs — he had just scribbled a prescription to quiet Miss Arran. “It’s the cold, I suppose,” Stanwell groaned. The Hermit and the Wild Woman and other stories by Edith Wharton [1908]

Wilkie Collins The case came to trial at the Assizes on my circuit, and I won it in the face of some very strong points, very well put, on the other side. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

Anthony Trollope But in his own case he was sure of nothing. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

Arthur Machen People cited the case of these imaginary bad children in support of their educational views. Out of the Earth by Arthur Machen

Wilkie Collins Here is a case of the most romantic love-match, which is also the marriage, of all others, that the parents on both sides had the strongest worldly interest in promoting. The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins [1857]

All that he was allowed to say, in case of emergencies, was the proverbial Der Teufel! Bernouin shut the door and went away. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

George Gissing He expressed himself so ambiguously about Thyrza’s condition and gave on the whole such scanty proof of intelligence that Mrs. Ormonde felt it unsafe to leave him in charge of a case such as this. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Arthur Morrison Also, you may see a crumb or two — Slack-jaw had brought food with him, in case of a long imprisonment. The Dorrington Deed-Box by Arthur Morrison

Henry James But as in this latter case she would (for very solemnity’s sake) never have mentioned the awful phenomenon, so she put away all knowledge of the secrets of larger lives than her own. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Leon Trotsky I considered that it would have brought such a demoralization in our ranks that we would have had to pay too painful a price for it even in case of victory. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Anthony Trollope Nor was the case at all ready against the two men who were in custody. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

E. T. A. Hoffmann I shall stay at home, so you can take my firelock with you, and buckle my whinger round your waist; in case of need it is a good and trusty weapon, if you only keep your presence of mind. The Entail by E. T. A. Hoffmann

H. G. Wells In nearly every case the organization of refuges and gas masks broke down. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Besides, the dirty clothes were an inconvenience to Gervaise because her husband never made the case he had promised and she had to tuck the dirty laundry into any odd corner she could find. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Another case of unfulfilled renown. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

As you know, I never can bear to say ‘die,’ and I sometimes keep such notes as a possible help in case any such unfinished matter should come up again. Initials Only by Anna Katharine Green

Edward Jenner A case of the latter kind having been presented to me by Mr. Fewster, Surgeon, of Thornbury, I shall insert it: “Three children were inoculated with the vaccine matter you obligingly sent me. On Vaccination Against Smallpox by Edward Jenner

If so, it appears that there is no certain antidote, or at least an antidote that could be resorted to in a case of urgent need, for the Indian gave up all thoughts of life as soon as he was wounded. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

Then I stuck my eyeglass in my eye, and having opened, first the case and then the dome, took a glance at the part of the movement that was visible. Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

Fanny Fern But Harry was not “better to-morrow;” nor the next day; nor the next; the doctor pronouncing his case to be one of decided typhus fever. Ruth Hall by Fanny Fern [1854]

But in my case there was even a subtler reason why the summer had this intense power of vivifying the spectacle or the thoughts of death. Suspiria de Profundis by Thomas De Quincey [1845]

It was a case in point; and — reader — I assure you it was a true one. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Gaston Leroux Ask her where she has been, if she has seen the orderlies, and if they said they would return this evening, in case she answers that she has seen them. The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux [1913]

They withdrew to a private house, and as they had reason every moment to fear for their safety, they occupied but one room and provided an exit, which might be useful in case of an attack. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

Wilkie Collins I state the case plainly, at your own request. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

Henry James The case would obviously go against her, but the proceedings would last longer than Mona’s patience or Owen’s propriety. The Spoils of Poynton by Henry James [1897]

G. K. Chesterton In case of accidents, however, I must bind you over to keep the peace. The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

Sir Walter Scott At the front of his military saddle hung a case of pistols, far beyond the ordinary size, nearly two feet in length, and carrying bullets of twenty to the pound. A Legend of Montrose by Sir Walter Scott [1819]

M. Michelet, whose sympathies with all feelings are so quick that one would gladly see them always as justly directed, reads the case most truly. Joan of Arc by Thomas De Quincey

So I declined all counsel, and declared it should be a case of all sink or all swim. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

We made use of two of the old rooms, however, one as a servants’ bedroom and the other as an extra spare chamber, in case of many visitors. A Stable for Nightmares by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

William Morris In the Uttermost March we deem that he had a case against the baron. Child Christopher and Goldilind the Fair by William Morris [1895]

George Meredith The case is, that she’s a child, and you?’ ‘Yes, I’m dependent,’ Beauchamp assented. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Guy de Maupassan It was a case of vitriol-throwing. The Love of Long Ago by Guy de Maupassan

A loadstone loses some attractive virtue, and, as it were, pines away with age, if exposed too long to the open air instead of being laid in a case with filings or scales of iron. On the Magnet by William Gilber

This is particularly the case with his historical books. Landmarks in Literature--French by Lytton Strachey

Walter Scott But our Queen’s orders are positive in case of such an emergence, and they must not be disputed by her subject. The Abbot by Walter Scott [1820]

Arthur Conan Doyle The sacrist had finished his exposition, and the sergeant-at-law was about to conclude a case which Nigel could in no way controvert, when help came to him from an unexpected quarter. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

M. R. James It’s no use talking, I’m well aware, but I expect that with you it’s a case of live and learn. Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James

So I kept an eye on Haire and held myself in readiness in case he really meant mischief. Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

Tobias Smolle I am afraid this is not the case with you, who must by this time be quite jaded with this long epistle, which shall therefore be closed without further ceremony by — Yours always. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

Nellie Bly Then he made me stretch out my arms and move my fingers, which I did without the least hesitation, yet I heard him say my case was hopeless. Ten Days in a Mad-House by Nellie Bly

Anthony Trollope But it is often the case that one has to be sacrificed to the other. Thackeray by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Guy de Maupassan The Countess took from her work-table a little gold case that he had given her, opened it, and offered him some cigarettes. Strong as Death by Guy de Maupassan

Official hours are as nothing in such a case as this. A Second Coming by Richard Marsh [1900]

Rafael Sabatini Say if it differs much from what you would wish to do in such a case as I have named. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

George Gissing In such a case as that, you could only turn from me with contempt. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

Walter Scott I have every respect for him, but his principles are over strict, and my case will not endure severe handling. The Heart of Mid-Lothian by Walter Scott [1818]

Robert Louis Stevenson There is one of this kind whom I have in my eye, and whose case is perhaps unusual enough to be described. Collected Essays by Robert Louis Stevenson

If the girl wants a yard of ribbon for herself, she has not the pence to pay for it! Can you realize such a case to the mind?” continued the excited peer. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

G. K. Chesterton But in case it had, the amateur cabman chose his dizzy course through London with a strange dexterity. The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

Mr. Marchmont, who is a man of the world, and better able to suggest what is right in such a case as this, advised that Mr. Paulette should be sent for. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Olaf Stapledon He said, “Let me read them in the evenings, when you can watch me all the time, in case — I should lose my head and want to destroy them. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

He avoided the avenue, in case that he might meet visitors bound for the house, and went down through the paddocks to the road. Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey

I found it like that in a case once. The Lonely House by Arthur Gask [1929]

As usual, there is a Spartan case of this nature. The Pagan Oracles by Thomas De Quincey

Anthony Trollope There were very many who still agreed with the rector in thinking that the Earl’s case had been mismanaged. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

Edith Wharton I saw a fellow — oh, a really bad case — who’d been simply made over by it. The Triumph of Night by Edith Wharton [1916]

Wilkie Collins In case of criminal persons — I have my stick, as you see. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Anatole France In such a case you’d feel the iron teeth torture your flesh, filling your soul with images odious and precise. At the Sign of the Reine Pédauque by Anatole France

Walter Scott But they ask L2500, and they may, for it is worth the money; and were I to borrow the balance, the creditor might call it up suddenly, or in case of my death my family might be distressed. The Heart of Mid-Lothian by Walter Scott [1818]

Arthur Conan Doyle It is a case of malignant typhoid. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

George Eliot I have the small tubes necessary, in a case I have with me, and the rest of the apparatus could be prepared readily. The Lifted Veil by George Eliot [1859]

Algernon Blackwood Miss Khilkoff had “called to inquire after Mr. LeVallon,” and was waiting downstairs in case Dr. Fillery could also see her. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

It is a case almost certainly of reversion. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

His case had been pronounced hopeless by a distinguished physician; but it is just possible the shock caused by the unexpected revelation of his crime may have hastened his end. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

Virginia Woolf Never think yourself singular, never think your own case much harder than other people’s. The Death of the Moth and other essays by Virginia Woolf [1942]

If the fiddle had belonged to her, it would never have been sold; the whole family would have combined to buy a handsome new case for it. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Andrew Lang Carver’s case is given under the head ‘Possession’ later. The Making of Religion by Andrew Lang

H.P. Lovecraft This, I reflected, was a case for the asylum, but I would not be the one to send him there. The Thing on the Doorstep by H.P. Lovecraft [1933]

It was a case of either laughing or crying with him then; and the tears never got a chance. A Bride from the Bush by E. W. Hornung [1890]

I saw the case mentioned in the ‘Gazette des Tribunaux,’ and your comrade, Fanferlot l’Ecureuil, who comes to see me, told me you were strangely puzzled about the prisoner’s identity. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

Anthony Hope That, sir, is the plan of his Highness for the disposal of the King in case of need. The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope

But in such a case love can do nothing except watch and wait. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Leslie Stephen The case appeared to him as though he had been a Nathan sternly warning a David of his sins, and for that reason deprived of honour. Swift by Leslie Stephen [1882]

He could not even light a cigarette in case his hands were shaking too much. The Singing Sands by Josephine Tey [1952]

John Galsworthy He snapped the brooch back into its case and put it in his pocket. In Chancery by John Galsworthy

He discovered how hard the lid of a block-tin case was to sit upon. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

Edith Wharton He knew that Tarrant had made out a case for himself, and yet that whatever wrong he, Vance, had done in the matter, came out of the initial wrong perpetrated against him by his editor and publisher. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

John Lewis Burckhard They turn round and endeavour to screen themselves by holding down their heads, but this I never saw them do except in case of a whirlwind, however intense the heat of the atmosphere might be. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

Wilkie Collins He proved sharp enough (the case being one in which his own interests were concerned) to close with the proposal on the spot. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Henry James I believe it’s rather the case with you other English, and I’ve never been able to learn that either your morality or your talent is the gainer by it. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

In case this discovery were not made, we could not be sure the feeling was cognitive; and in case there were nothing outside to be discovered, we should have to call the feeling a dream. The Meaning of Truth by William James

Edith Wharton And so with the case of their daughter. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

H. G. Wells But then he wouldn’t listen! Was there any case for the man at all? Had he, Trafford, really put the thing so that Pope would listen? He couldn’t remember. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

Leon Trotsky This was the case with the generation of Russian revolutionists whose early youth developed under the weight of the atmosphere of the eighties. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Robert Louis Stevenson Like a doctor who has long been hesitating how to classify an epidemic malady, we have come at last upon a case so well marked that our uncertainty is at an end. Familiar Studies of Men and Books by Robert Louis Stevenson

At the time when I was with him there had been a case of ‘immoral conduct’ in Hyde Park, in which the police had behaved rather badly. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

George Meredith But this is not the case in speech. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

In this particular case his entire expenses reached exactly £5 3_s. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Thomas Hardy So much is this the case that what is called the play of the features often helps more in understanding a man or woman than the earnest labours of all the other members together. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Jules Verne The partitions still existed, but water failed, for they could not use their reserve, which was precious, in case during the first days the liquid element should be found wanting on lunar soil. Round the Moon by Jules Verne [1873]

His pretensions were looked upon with contempt or indifference, and the case of Mademoiselle Œsterline brought him less fame than notoriety. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Anthony Trollope She was almost sure that she had never heard of such a case as that. Nina Balatka by Anthony Trollope

At present the case is wholly changed. The Life of Petrarch by Thomas Campbell

Here again he comes to the same conclusion as in the analogous case of the malar bones. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Good heavens, gentlemen, what sort of free will is left when we come to tabulation and arithmetic, when it will all be a case of twice two make four? Twice two makes four without my will. Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

So I persisted in speaking, and after saying how sorry I was to have her go, asked her if she would not leave her new address with me in case any letters should come for her. The Mill Mystery by Anna Katharine Green

And this is so much the case that Socialists are often unable to grasp that the opposite opinion exists. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell [1937]

E. Phillips Oppenheim De Grost drew his case from his pocket and wrote few lines on the back of one of his cards. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

Another gentleman reports a case last December, a second case five weeks, and another three weeks since. The Contagiousness of Puerperal Fever by Oliver Wendell Holmes

It is a case of absolute necessity. Breaking Down by Ellen Wood [1872]

Jack London Life in general might still be sacred, but life in the particular case of Thomas Mugridge had become very profane indeed. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

Arthur Machen Some years ago thirty-seven or thirty-eight years ago as a matter of fact — I had something to do with a case which on the face of it had a strong likeness to the Highway murder. The Terror by Arthur Machen

John Galsworthy Clearest case of beginner’s luck I ever knew. Over the River by John Galsworthy

Henry James These high commissions sat for several days with great frequency, and the young man could feel that if there was help for him in discussion his case was promising. The Reverberator by Henry James [1888]

Louisa May Alcott Meg had a quiet rapture, and then brooded over the letter, while Jo set the sickroom in order, and Hannah “knocked up a couple of pies in case of company unexpected”. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

Robert Louis Stevenson As a result the pair concluded that I should seek out the Prior, since the Abbot was from home, and lay my case immediately before him. Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes by Robert Louis Stevenson

Arthur Morrison But it was not so serious a case as your father’s; one of a robbery of documents and blackmail. The Dorrington Deed-Box by Arthur Morrison

He won’t be sorry for an evening’s comfort, and it is most imperative that we should go down, you see, in case the Stockman should turn up to-night. The Phantom Stockman by Guy Boothby

Henry Lawson With the city unemployed the case is entirely different. While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson

Wilkie Collins The case was, to a certain extent, simplified now. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

H.G. Wells But he felt the case was hopeless. The Wonderful Visit by H.G. Wells [1895]

What was stranger still, a case had arrived by the same train, large enough and heavy enough to contain the Hercules; and this case had been taken to an address now undiscoverable. The Wrong Box by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Tobias Smolle I myself was overturned in the crowd; and this was the case with that very individual person who now serves him as squire. The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves by Tobias Smolle

Jane Austen I do not mean to say that I am particularly observant or quick-sighted in general, but in such a case I am sure I could not be deceived. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen [1811]

Walter Besant The interference of the lords did no good, except to anger and harden the King so far as Lord Derwentwater’s case was concerned; but on Wednesday, Lord Widdrington and Lord Carnwath were reprieved. Dorothy Forster by Walter Besant [1884]

Another case is mentioned in Dr. Martin Lister’s A Journey to Paris (Lond., 1699, p. On the Magnet by William Gilber

Prescription is as strong a ground of legitimation in a case of this nature as it is in law. Autobiographical Sketches by Thomas De Quincey [1853]

Rudyard Kipling He returned to streets by the Docks, and lodged himself in one room, where the sheets on the bed were almost audibly marked in case of theft, and where nobody seemed to go to bed at all. The Light That Failed by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Sigmund Freud But this new case also presents all the difficulties which have since led me to go beyond that theory,1 besides an additional difficulty of a special kind. Fragment of an Analysis of a Case of Hysteria by Sigmund Freud [1905]

Pink used, in arguing the case with me, to admit that ghosts might be questionable realities in our hemisphere; but “it’s a different thing to the suthard of the line. Autobiographical Sketches by Thomas De Quincey [1853]

He told the court he had seen the body before it was cut down, and there was no doubt it was a case of self-destruction. The Hangman’s Knot by Arthur Gask [1935]

George Meredith None, if there were no shouldering and hustling, could tell whether actually the fittest survived; as is now the case among survivors delighting in a broad-chested fitness. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Wilkie Collins For the first time, the terrible question confronts me: The doctor’s opinion on my case has been given very positively. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

William Hope Hodgson Now, however, I saw that it was not so; for the candles burned with a steady flame, and showed no signs of going out, as would have been the case had the change been due to fumes in the atmosphere. The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson

It happened that some one sent to the monks, amongst other things, a case of fine Malaga raisins; and one of the monks, whose name I forget, sowed a number of the dried seeds. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Anthony Trollope Here, however, was a case in which no superior Civil Servant could entertain a doubt. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]