Phrases with "caught"

Rafael Sabatini Towards the middle of November La Valeur caught a chill which resulted in congestion of the lungs. Casanova’s Alibi by Rafael Sabatini

F. Scott Fitzgerald He had been late several times recently, and he knew that were he caught again his name would probably be stricken from the list of officer candidates. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

I caught a full-length glimpse of myself in another window I was passing, and it struck me that really I wasn’t such a bad figure of a man. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

She caught up the weapon, put it behind her back, and cried — “You shall not have it. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

Zona Gale St. George felt something tug at his heart, something that urged him forward and caught him up in an ecstasy of triumph and hope fulfilled. Romance Island by Zona Gale [1906]

Charles Kingsley I’ll stick it on your bayonet-point;” and suiting the action to the word, Tom caught the bayonet-point, put the passport on it, and pulled out his cigar-case. Two Years Ago by Charles Kingsley

My friend, do you not hear his laughter? Listen! There are footsteps on the stairs!” Again the stranger, leaning over the table, caught me by the wrist. Marvels and Mysteries by Richard Marsh

So let the burghers settle whether this craven be guilty or no: for we caught him not in the act: and let him draw us our wine. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

He caught up one with a cry of triumph, and, brandishing it like a club, rushed at Serge. More rapid than he, Jeanne threw herself before her lover. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

Jack London I was asleep at the time — it was nightwhen Captain Nicholl caught Jud Hetchkins stealing from the pork barrel. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

Rudyard Kipling A piece of plate representing a mounted hussar in full uniform caught his eye. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Leon Trotsky Walking in the dark along the deserted streets after the meeting, I caught the sound of footsteps behind me. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Edith Wharton As he leaned back he caught sight of his image in the mirror between the windows, and reflected uneasily that Vyse would not find him unchanged. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

Ivan Turgenev Then I caught the words: ‘Vous devez vous séparer de cette . First Love by Ivan Turgenev

Henry Lawson The scraps of conversation that we caught were somewhat as follow. While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson

Once we had been caught napping, and once was enough. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

He swung the dwarf back to slam him again, but Tod caught his arm. The Day of the Locust by Nathanael Wes

H. G. Wells And there we very luckily caught a glimpse of half a dozen round black heads coming slanting-ways over the hill to the left of us — the east that is — and almost parallel with us. The Flying Man by H. G. Wells [1893]

He even seemed to hear the shot, the sudden report among the hemlocks; again he saw the haze of smoke, he caught a glimpse of a tall form falling through the bushes. The Mystery of Choice by Robert W. Chambers [1896]

Abraham Merri But of him I caught but a fleeting, involuntary impression — all my gaze was for her. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

Wilkie Collins I could hold out no longer In one breathless moment I caught hold of both her hands — in one stammering sentence I asked her if she would be my wife. A Rogue’s Life by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Oscar Wilde A prison wall was round us both, Two outcast men we were: The world had thrust us from its heart, And God from out His care: And the iron gin that waits for Sin Had caught us in its snare. The Ballad of Reading Gaol by Oscar Wilde [1898]

Jules Verne He had, indeed, risked his life in the adventure at Pillaji, and, if he should be caught afterwards by the Indians, he would with difficulty escape their vengeance. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne [1873]

George Gissing Often she deceived herself into a belief that she had caught sight of him, but a moment undid her hope. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

Henry Handel Richardson For him it was a kind of Pandora’s box, of which, having once caught a glimpse of the contents, he did not again dare to raise the lid. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

I caught the words: “Well — buffalo — stick — in the greatness of my fear. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

Arthur Conan Doyle Each arrow passed high over the oak; and, of the three, two stuck fair into the stump; while the third, caught in some wandering puff of wind, was driven a foot or two to one side. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Looking round for any possible cause for this, I caught sight of a man in light fustian clothes hovering about in the field by the hay-ricks. Going to the Mop by Ellen Wood [1871]

Jules Verne One of its hooks caught in my belt, while Walker was knocked down by the flying cable. The Master of the World by Jules Verne [1904]

D. H. Lawrence And then, like a shock, he caught another perfume, something raw and coarse. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Algernon Blackwood And, stooping down to examine the marks more closely, he caught a faint whiff of that sweet yet pungent odor that made him instantly straighten up again, fighting a sensation almost of nausea. The Wendigo by Algernon Blackwood [1910]

M. R. James The crouched figure behind Stanley sprang at him and caught him about the waist. Collected Ghost Stories by M. R. James

The Squire caught sight of her gown, and called out, “How d’ye do, Mrs. Rymer?” upon which she came forward. Lost in the Post by Ellen Wood [1870]

Jacques Futrelle The masked man moved slightly to one side and his clenched fist caught the warden on the point of the chin. Elusive Isabel by Jacques Futrelle [1909]

Virginia Woolf So what remains? Peggy caught his eye, where she stood talking to an unknown man. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

Andrew Lang Nor can man be caught in a ‘primitive’ state: his intellectual beginnings lie very far behind the stage of culture in which we find the lowest known races. The Making of Religion by Andrew Lang

Anthony Trollope As Henri leapt from the window Westerman’s eye had caught sight of the red scarf, and he knew that it was Larochejaquelin who was escaping. La Vendée by Anthony Trollope

George Meredith He knew that she would soon have to speak the dark words to their girl; and the idea of any doing of it, caught at his throat. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

He caught my eye at once, and grinned rather embarrassedly as he shuffled straight towards me at the counter where I was paying out. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

Henry Kingsley He would have liked to be in Noah’s Ark.” “And so would you and I, Mr. Buckley,” she answered, laughing, “if we had been caught in the flood. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

Andrew Lang When the younger had walked for some time he caught sight of his brother a short distance in front of him, and called to him and bade him to stop. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

He caught up the lantern and hurried off to examine these footprints which he had not known how to read, which had been speechless to him, but which yielded their secret to another. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

In this extraordinary change, Fabrizio caught the reflexion of some firm resolution. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

Baldwin Spencer The woman naturally runs some risk, as, if caught in the act of eloping, she would be severely punished, if not put to death. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

H. Rider Haggard Again the old priest flung up his hands and called aloud — We sacrifice to thee, oh Sun! Once more I caught Nyleptha’s eye; it was fixed upon the brazen flooring. Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard

Robert Louis Stevenson When I had done, Mr. Rankeillor caught me on the stair, made me his compliments, and had me again into the cabinet. Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson

Elizabeth Gaskell She spoke hopefully, and bade him be of good courage; and he caught her bravery, though his, poor boy, had root rather in his ignorance of the actual imminent danger than in her deep faith. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

Andrew Lang The Shifty Lad felt nothing, but as he approached the king’s daughter to ask her to be his partner he caught sight of the black dot in a silver mirror. The Lilac Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

H. G. Wells I was, I realized, condemned to live in need and humiliation, toiling, wanting, caught in that vile town with not one chance in a hundred thousand of escape. The Brothers by H. G. Wells [1938]

Abraham Merri I caught a glimpse of Drake’s tall figure drifting through the air. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

Henry Handel Richardson As he stood back to let her pass before him, on a dry strip of the path, his eye caught a yellow rose she was wearing at her belt. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

But Mr. Massy slapped his forehead, tottered a little, caught hold of a belaying-pin at the foot of the mast. End of the Tether by Joseph Conrad [1902]

Rafael Sabatini Sir Oliver caught the note of it, and a sob broke from him. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

Juliet keeps very quiet, but from the glimpse I caught of her this afternoon at her casement, I judge that the turn of affairs has had a very enlivening effect upon her beauty. The Old Stone House and other stories by Anna Katharine Green

Anthony Trollope He would pursue the miscreant with any weapons that might come to his hands; and might Heaven help him at his need as he dealt forth punishment to that man, if he caught him within his grasp. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing Christian took it up, and Godwin, happening at that moment to observe him, caught the tremor of a sudden emotion on lip and eyelid. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Rafael Sabatini He caught his brother’s extended hand, and dropped upon his knees beside him. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

T. E. Lawrence His good temper atoned for his having caught a little of the begging habit of his father, whose face was eaten up with greed. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

You’ve been up to some devil’s trick, and this time you’ve caught the devil. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

But the lower rooms had caught the force of the explosion. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

I caught her in my arms in a rapture of joy. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

He had kept it, as it seemed, purposely averted, and she had only caught one glimpse of the restless black eyes under the shadow of his hat, and the thick moustache that shrouded his mouth. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He caught at the sides of the table as though he were falling, and for a moment or two there was a loud humming in his ears, and the horsehair chairs seemed to be chasing one another around the room. The Amazing Judgment by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Sinclair Lewis But on the day before he brought an enormous wreath to the office, and waited till he caught her eye. Moths in the Arc Light by Sinclair Lewis

Charley was in the lake! Whitney caught the truth before I did, and was off like a shot. At Whitney Hall by Ellen Wood [1872]

Andrew Lang It was some time before he caught sight of any monkeys, and he often grew tired with watching for them, so that one hot day he fell fast asleep, in spite of all his efforts to keep awake. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Then it seemed that he caught Sheridan’s eye, for he turned abruptly back to the fire, stared into it a moment, then wheeled round to Herries again. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Edith Wharton Lady Jane, through the nearest window, caught the spectral vista of a long room with shrouded furniture. Certain People by Edith Wharton [1930]

Where do you think it caught me? just at the gate of the Lazzaretto. But never mind! let the weather do its own business, and I mine. I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni

Boyd. Behind Aurora’s wheels the rising sun His voyage from his golden shrine begun, With such ethereal speed, as if the Hours Had caught him slumb’ring in her rosy bowers. Petrarch’s Triumphs by Petrarch

Abraham Merri She gave a command — the hands loosened, the poniard withdrew from my heart; suddenly as I had been caught I was free — and unpleasantly weak and shaky. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Finding no one there he promptly rang the bell, and at the instant that he did so his eyes caught the paper upon the table. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

Henry James Something, moreover, after all, caught me up. The Sacred Fount by Henry James [1901]

Look you, Master, what I have done; that which joyes my heart; caught just such another Chub as yours was. The Compleat Angler by Izaac Walton [1653]

Anthony Trollope She was beginning to be stately, stiff, and offended, when unfortunately the castor of the sofa caught itself in her lace train and carried away there is no saying how much of her garniture. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

I have seen an object as soft as a young vine-leaf caught by one. The Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants by Charles Darwin

I caught Roberta, as she swayed backward, whiter than Alicia herself. Serapion by Francis Stevens

George MacDonald Diamond jumped up with his little Dulcimer in his arms, and Nanny caught up the little boy, and they ran for the cottage. At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald

Arnold Bennett But immediately she caught sight of Matthew, her face changed. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

T. E. Lawrence One lucky shell caught the front waggon of the train in the siding, and it took fire furiously. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

He staggered back, I caught him, and his blood trickled down my hands. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

Nikolai Gogol But she was still sitting in a bower from which the deserted high road could be seen, when all at once her attention was caught by a light cloud of dust rising in the distance. The Calash by Nikolai Gogol

Abraham Merri I caught his arm before he could strike and swung up my left fist. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

Abraham Merri The Persian staggered to the silken pile on which lay Narada. He caught a leg of the brazier and overturned its coals upon the oil-soaked cloths. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

At length, her carriage drew near a row of low, shabby houses; and as the name caught her eye she found that she had reached her destination. Lodore by Mary Shelley

Maybe, I’ll surprise you yet, Mr. James Dice.” He went rapidly through the remaining papers, and then, just, as he was about to close the desk, a book marked ‘Wages’ caught his eye. The Dark Highway by Arthur Gask [1928]

Sir Walter Scott As he turned, however, he caught the eye of the astrologer fixed on him, while an observing glance of the most shrewd penetration shot from under the penthouse of his shaggy, dark eyebrows. Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott [1821]

A fiery clock somewhere opposite caught his eye. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

H.P. Lovecraft The transformation I had witnessed had affected me profoundly, and I caught myself again and again trying to account for the thing — and for the extreme horror it had inspired in me. The Thing on the Doorstep by H.P. Lovecraft [1933]

In their haste to advance they omitted to step over his body, caught their feet and fell to the ground. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]

Elizabeth Gaskell Susan knew the look, although afterwards she remembered that he had tried to veil it from her, and had assumed a grave appearance of sorrow whenever he caught her eye. Half a Life-time Ago by Elizabeth Gaskell [1855]

But, as she raised her hands to her brow to wipe away the damps that had formed on it, her eye caught sight of the leaden ring, and with a cry of horror she sank again into insensibility. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

And he caught the afternoon plane to London on Friday afternoon. The Singing Sands by Josephine Tey [1952]

When a storm has caught me in a lonely street without an overcoat he has appeared at the corner and rescued me. London in My Time by Thomas Burke

Virginia Woolf She caught sight of her nephew and niece. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

H.P. Lovecraft It was during that pause that we caught — simultaneously this time — the other odor ahead. At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft [1931]

D. H. Lawrence The bird wrestled heroically, but the wind pushed him aside, tilted him, caught under his broad wings and bore him down. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

Algernon Blackwood The noise of feet was scarcely audible, but in that utter stillness I heard the heavy panting breath and caught the swish of the low bushes against its sides. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

H. G. Wells She caught a cold and would not go to bed. The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

His eye in the moment caught the gleam of something white attached to a part of the harness. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

Wilkie Collins Standing back at the doorway, Madame Fontaine caught him by the arm as he came out. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

D. H. Lawrence And then sometimes he caught her looking at him from under her brows with an almost furtive, sullen scrutiny, which made him move quickly. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

By the fire they wheeled again, and Babalatchi caught a few words. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

George Gissing With a quick movement he drew a coin from his pocket, tossed it up, caught it between his hands. Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing [1891]

Anthony Trollope But Lady mare ran after her, and having caught her put her arm round her waist and kissed her. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

Charles Dickens A tall man in a nightcap had caught up a bundle from among the feet of the horses, and had laid it on the basement of the fountain, and was down in the mud and wet, howling over it like a wild animal. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

In crossing the hall he met Katherine, exchanged a hasty word with her, let fall the serviette on a chair as he caught up his hat and overcoat, and went out. The Silent Chimes by Ellen Wood

Anne Bronte Ha, ha! I’ve caught you there, Miss!’ ‘I shall do what I think right in a case of this sort without consulting any one. Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte [1847]

Arthur Morrison Luigi, of course, had been told off for a daily visit to feed the horse, and that is how we caught him. The Chronicles of Martin Hewitt by Arthur Morrison

The calf would kiss also when caught, but did not care to be caught too often. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

H. Rider Haggard We were just drawing in to the bank to make our camp as usual for the night, when we caught sight of a figure standing on a little knoll not forty yards away, and intensely watching our approach. Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard

T. E. Lawrence Not often was I caught with so poor a shield as blind Sherif Aid. We reached the well in three hours and watered without mishap. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Theodore Dreiser All at once, after an exit, he caught sight of Carrie. She was frowning alone on the stage and the audience was giggling and laughing. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

George Gissing When they were among the people again, Mrs. Wade caught sentences that told her the issue of the day. Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing [1891]

D. H. Lawrence When I was a boy I caught a bird, a black-cap, and I put it in a cage. The Captain’s Doll by D. H. Lawrence

Wilkie Collins I found nothing worth notice in the church, and was about to leave it again, when I caught a glimpse of a pretty view through a side door, and stopped to admire it. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

Mr. Standifer was observed to draw near and speak a few sentences to the desperado in so low a tone that no one else caught the words. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

Edith Wharton He caught in her rich voice a mingling of reproach and apology — yes, apology. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

Possibly she had caught a chill. Featherston’s Story by Ellen Wood [1889]

Arthur Machen It was a hard, compact volume, rebound in strong boards, and the edge of these boards caught the unfortunate Rawson full across the eyes with extraordinary force. The Secret Glory by Arthur Machen

Abraham Merri I reached up, caught at its jaw, and pulled it down to its knees. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

Sinclair Lewis His first shot caught the Reverend Dr. Jat Snood in his right thigh, and he went down. Kingsblood Royal by Sinclair Lewis

Running in, I caught him round the waist. Marvels and Mysteries by Richard Marsh

He caught hers and kissed it, back and palm, and got up hastily as though scared. The Slayer of Souls by Robert W. Chambers [1920]

Abraham Merri I stooped and caught hold of my pack. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

Henry Handel Richardson One thing, though, that still perplexed him, was that not once, since he had been in Leipzig, had he caught a glimpse of that native goodness of heart, for which he had heard Schwarz lauded. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

It caught my eye as I wakened, and for long I lay crazily wondering what it meant. No-Man’s-Land by John Buchan [1899]

He saw that they were men, and one at least was in evening dress, for he caught a glimpse of a white shirt-front. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

G. K. Chesterton If the house caught fire behind him he would hardly move till sunset. The Man Who Knew Too Much by G. K. Chesterton

John Bunyan And with that he threw a flaming Dart at his breast, but Christian had a Shield in his hand, with which he caught it, and so prevented the danger of that. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan [1675]

D. H. Lawrence As in passing I caught sight of the large, prone figure in the bed, I thought of Guy de Maupassant’s “Toine”, who acted as an incubator. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

In this manner, as Mr. Weir informs me, a man has in the course of a single day caught fifty, and in one instance, seventy, male chaffinches. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

F. Scott Fitzgerald He caught one of the swarm of jitneys that overran the camp each evening, and in half an hour was set down in front of the Stonewall Hotel on the hot and drowsy main street. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

She caught a glimpse of open country through a gap between tall buildings. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Elizabeth Gaskell He ran to the window, and tried to pluck her back; but the petticoat which he caught hold of gave way, and only a fragment of it remained in his hand. French Life by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

Wilkie Collins At the same moment the sound of a closing gate caught her ear. Miss or Mrs? by Wilkie Collins [1871]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He seemed on the point of entering when, at the last moment, he caught sight of the outline of Cheshire’s strained figure. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

She caught furtive glances, the lingering clasp of hands, the smile that promised, the whisper that pleaded. The Infidel by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1900]

Close by him two great negroes caught and held and stabbed at each other with broad knives and more shots sounded around them. Shadows of Ecstasy by Charles Williams

George Gissing He turned away for an instant, then with a sudden movement caught both her hands. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Andrew Lang As he jumped on to the pier his eye caught the notice about the princess, and he thought, ‘He has undertaken to find her, and has certainly lost his head. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Wilkie Collins I caught at his arm, and tried to speak to him, and failed as I had failed when I tried before. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Virginia Woolf The sails of the world have swung round and caught me on the head. The Waves by Virginia Woolf [1931]

F. Scott Fitzgerald A wisp of hope, a well-turned-out derby-crowned man, hurrying with stick and suitcase towards the station, caught her attention, but his reciprocal glance was too startled, too ingenuous. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

I caught on at once, and nodded my head, whereupon he returned to the place that he had come from. The Race of Life by Guy Boothby [1906]

He made two trips, flinging down the wood on the floor of the gallery that overlooked the sea, and was returning for a third, when his quick ear caught the dip of oars. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

John Galsworthy Once or twice he caught her hanging with wet eyes over the eleventh baronet; once found her with a wet face when he awoke in the morning. The Silver Spoon by John Galsworthy

The blind man caught up to his hostess again. Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah [1914]

I caught sight of Malkin, reporter for the Russian Daily News. “Going to die in the Winter Palace,” he shouted cheerfully. Ten Days That Shook the World by John Reed

Marjorie Bowen Marius caught his hand and kissed it. The Rake’s Progress by Marjorie Bowen [1912]

The rays of the morning sun were caught by the oval clasp of the embroidered belt that held the silk sarong round her waist. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

H. Rider Haggard The dull clouds caught the light, but they could not hold it all: back it fell to earth again, and the forests lifted up their arms to greet it, and it shone upon the face of the waters. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

John Galsworthy The flames had caught the floor now, in the corner, and were spreading fast along the beams. Swan Song by John Galsworthy

Wilkie Collins At her third sentence a sound in the library caught her ear through the incompletely closed door and suspended the next words on her lips. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

George Meredith Oh yes, for a man; but you caught me. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

Mrs. Desberger came in and put out the light, but before the room sank into darkness I caught one glimpse of Miss Oliver’s face. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green

Benjamin Disraeli And now, adieu! Heaven prosper you! Believe me, that my first thoughts and my last are for you and of you!” “This is very kind of you, Grey! I was afraid my note might not have caught you. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

Then rushing down the stairs he caught a West-bound train actually upon the move. The Hangman’s Knot by Arthur Gask [1935]

Henry Handel Richardson She bent over him, hardly daring to breathe, and caught, or thought she caught the words: “Not grieve . Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

After a time, from the continued movement of the tendril, the hooks of a third branch caught hold. The Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants by Charles Darwin

They came in a flood, and among others Thomas caught these: “The grace of God be thanked! Our efforts have not failed. The Circular Study by Anna Katharine Green

Jack London I caught father grinning into his napkin. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

D. H. Lawrence Even Gerald told father that only an artist is free, because he lives in a creative world of his own —’ Gudrun caught the drift of the family intentions, in this letter. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Jack London When they halted, it halted, throwing up its head and regarding them steadily with nostrils that twitched as it caught and studied the scent of them. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

Steele Rudd Then Dave jumped; but Podgy’s horns got caught in his clothes and made trouble. On Our Selection by Steele Rudd

George Gissing When she neared the laburnums behind which she often sat or walked, her ear caught the sound of voices. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Andrew Lang Petru stopped for a moment when he caught sight of this terrible creature. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Elizabeth Gaskell If in my thoughtfulness at noticing this I caught her eye, she blushed and sparkled all over, guessing that I was remembering our joint secret. Cousin Phillis by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

And as I looked my attention was caught by a curious sight. Greenmantle by John Buchan

Henry Handel Richardson It was a punishment on her for having been so babyish as to cry; had she not been caught in the act, the woman would never have ventured to be so familiar. The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson

Anthony Hope He caught young Rupert by the arm. The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope

D. H. Lawrence He caught little, short breaths, he could scarcely breathe any more. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Radclyffe Hall Elizabeth laughed, but her laughter was caught up and blown away before it could reach the children; Joan only knew that she was laughing by her open mouth. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

Jules Verne And if she escaped from the spout she might be caught by another, and jerked to pieces with the shock. Robur the Conqueror by Jules Verne [1887]

Tendrils which have caught nothing simply bend downwards and inwards, like the extremities of the leaves of the Corydalis claviculata. The Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants by Charles Darwin

E. Phillips Oppenheim I caught the Rome express at seven o’clock. The Spy Paramount by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Virginia Woolf Down they sat, caught themselves . Between the Acts by Virginia Woolf [1941]

I felt hands on my throat, and grew angry, caught the wrists and wrenched them away. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

Arthur Conan Doyle A wisp of green floating in the air caught my eye, and another glance showed me that it was carried on a stick by a man who was moving among the broken ground. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle [1902]

Theodore Dreiser Hurstwood blinked his eyes and caught the infection. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Abraham Merri Once or twice I caught her looking at me with a curious wonder in her eyes. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

Ann Radcliffe He was turning from the cave with a design of summoning his people, when the light of the fire glittering upon the bright blade of his weapon, caught the eye of one of the banditti. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

Guy de Maupassan Unfortunately, Loiseau could not at first hear what they said; but toward the end of the conversation they raised their voices, and he caught a few words. Boule de Suif by Guy de Maupassan

H. G. Wells Everywhere he caught snatches of that crude thick dialect that served the illiterate class, the class, that is, beyond the reach of phonograph culture, in their common-place intercourse. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

Henry Handel Richardson Without allowing himself another second in which to reason or reflect, he caught up the revolver from the seat, and pressed the cold little nozzle to his chest. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

He only knew that the seafaring gentleman had promised him half a sovereign if he caught the mail-train, and that he had earned his reward. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

But in the same instant Hermione caught him by the arm and hauled him inside the restaurant. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

William Henry Hudson I caught the pretty girl’s eye just then, and having finished eating, and being anxious to join the conversation, for I hate to sit silent when others are talking. A Crystal Age by William Henry Hudson

So it was agreed the Press should be informed that the much wanted Joe Carrabin, the Dencross murderer, for whose arrest a warrant had been issued six and a half years ago, had been caught at last. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

William Hope Hodgson And surely, the man turned upon her, and he caught her by her garments, and he ript her two garments utter from her, so that they came away and she did be free. The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson

Kenneth Grahame Black was her raiment, great silver stars shone through it, caught in the dusky twilight of her gauze; black as her own hair were the two mighty steeds she bestrode. Dream Days by Kenneth Grahame

Anthony Hope Sapt came to him and caught hold of his shoulders. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

D.H. Lawrence The poor moon would be caught when the net was flung. The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence

Through a dirty lower window I caught a glimpse of what seemed to be Persian rugs and the bland face of a soap-stone idol. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

Anthony Trollope He never went near Bunce; but, unfortunately for him, Bunce caught him once in the street and showed him no mercy. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

But when he caught sight of her a cry escaped his lips. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

George Meredith Anthony caught the smile, hesitated and looked shrewd, and then covered his confusion by holding his plate to Mrs. Sumfit for a help. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

It was askew, and that was perhaps why it caught my eye. The Judgment of Larose by Arthur Gask [1934]

George Gissing It was of purpose that he caught her eye and regarded her with a gravity she could scarcely fail to comprehend. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Ivan Turgenev I caught glimpses at the windows of women’s figures, borne gaily round in the whirl-wind of the waltz. The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other stories by Ivan Turgenev