Phrases with "chair"

E. Phillips Oppenheim She even fancied that she could hear a chair wheeled up to the fire. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Frances Hodgson Burnett I shall come here every day in my chair and I shall be taken back in it. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1911]

Marjorie Bowen When at last she drew up the glass and her chair was borne away down the Mall, he sauntered idly in the opposite direction. The Rake’s Progress by Marjorie Bowen [1912]

George Gissing Silence followed, and in the midst of it Kirkwood pushed his chair impatiently. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

He could see instantly that the Senator had been told everything, and so excusing himself to the girl he was talking to, he walked over to him and sat down in a chair alongside. The Poisoned Goblet by Arthur Gask [1935]

Thomas Wolfe With that he grasped Mr. Stoat by the hand, shook it in farewell, and with his other arm practically lifted that surprised gentleman from his chair and escorted him across the room. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Anthony Trollope He drew a chair to her side, and sitting by her, took her hand in his. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

F. Scott Fitzgerald He felt on a chair for possible trousers, found soft garments, women’s lingerie. Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Arthur Conan Doyle He stretched out his long arm to turn the lamp away from himself and towards the vacant chair upon which a newcomer must sit. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Susanna Rowson Mrs. Beauchamp had never before beheld such a scene of poverty; she shuddered involuntarily, and exclaiming—“heaven preserve us!” leaned on the back of a chair ready to sink to the earth. Charlotte Temple by Susanna Rowson [1791]

In one corner was a chair on which a man sat, who, as they paused in the entrance, rose and came over to them. Shadows of Ecstasy by Charles Williams

E. F. Benson As I spoke I drew my chair rather closer to the fire, and sent a swift and, I confess, a somewhat apprehensive scrutiny round the walls of the brightly lit room. In the Tube by E. F. Benson

George Gissing He threw himself into a chair and hid his face, sitting thus for a long time in the hope that Monica would be moved to compassion. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He drew a chair into the recess close up against the glass-enclosed space in front of Blunn’s suite and waited until one by one they dispersed and he was entirely alone. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The chair occupied by his visitors was a comfortable one enough, but it faced the north light. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

You’ll find a chair over there behind the door. The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

Finding they were discussing some phase of it, he drew up a chair and informed them that he had “threshed out” the whole subject. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

Sinclair Lewis It was five minutes before Theo got up courage to rescue Stacy. When she edged into the room he was sitting in a large leather chair and fidgeting. Things by Sinclair Lewis

Henry James She reappeared, however, at last, one evening at the opera, where from my chair I perceived her in a box, looking extremely pretty. Eugene Pickering by Henry James [1874]

Willa Cather Once up the steps and into the parlour, he sank into his big chair and panted heavily. A Lost Lady by Willa Cather [1923]

H. G. Wells Mr. and Mrs. Lewisham were seated facing one another, and Mrs. Chaffery sat in the broken chair because she understood its ways. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

Jules Verne Une belle tranche fumante de la chair du serpent, qu’il a dégustée en gourmet, l’a mis de belle humeur. Mistress Branican by Jules Verne [1891]

Rudyard Kipling Isn’t it time for The Butcha to have his nap? Bring a chair out here, dear. Soldiers Three by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Getting up from her chair she came towards her husband: “What happened? Who came?” “Just a message for me, asking if I could go to-night to wait at a young lady’s birthday party. The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

He led me across the compound into the street and pointed to a chair which with its bearers was in waiting for me. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

Willa Cather Better sit down, Miss Willard;” he rose and pushed a chair toward Imogen, who was standing peering into the conservatory. The Troll Garden by Willa Cather [1905]

Walter Scott At length, however, the torrent of passion foamed off its madness, and he flung himself into the chair which he proposed as his place of repose for the night. The Bride of Lammermoor by Walter Scott [1819]

He never seemed to do any work, but sat most of the day in a big well-cushioned chair behind the counter, laying down the law and making himself generally objectionable to his family. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He held out a chair to her, which she declined, however, to take. The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1920]

Charles Dickens His chair was opposite to the window, and he had taken his soup, and was raising his glass of Bordeaux to his lips, when he put it down. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

E. Phillips Oppenheim With a little sigh of content, Eleanor drew her chair back into the shadows. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

Anthony Trollope Dick came round and took his wife’s chair so that he sat between the lord and his brother. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Willa Cather Mrs. Alexander sat down in a high-backed chair and began to pour it, while Wilson sank into a low seat opposite her and took his cup with a great sense of ease and harmony and comfort. Alexander’s Bridge by Willa Cather [1912]

Wilkie Collins He drew his chair nearer to Kirke and looked at him attentively. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Elizabeth Von Arnim If he didn’t look at her, it was just as though his lost Fanny were there, close to him again, in the low chair by the little table with violets on it. Mr Skeffington by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1940]

I should say he’s probably a heavy man, and the chair didn’t appear solid enough to bear his weight. Cloud the Smiter by Arthur Gask [1926]

Elizabeth Gaskell I sat in my chair day after day, the saddest memories my only company. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu The chair was lying on its side, the gentlemen were separated, and Captain Shrapnell jumped to his feet. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]

It simply distracts one’s attention if the man next you rattles his false teeth or can’t get up from his chair easily. The Place of the Lion by Charles Williams [1931]

Alison sat on the arm of a chair by the fire, with her wet riding-boots stretched out to the blaze. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

Hervey came to anchor on a chair and turned the cheroot in his mouth with an odd look at the mummy. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

Mrs. Gaskell By-and-by she shut the book, locked the desk, and came and drew a chair to mine, where I sat in moody sorrow over the fire. Cranford by Mrs. Gaskell [1851-3]

Arthur Conan Doyle He had descended to a chair and stood there with frightened, staring eyes fixed upon the door. An Impression of the Regency by Arthur Conan Doyle

I walked to the little raised platform, with the chair where the others had sat, below the double tier of jurymen. Serapion by Francis Stevens

Gertrude Stein And so to be timely, to have that hesitation, to bring a chair up and to enter into standing does not occupy the whole evening if there is some singing. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

Arnold Bennett Restless, he got up from the chair and looked at the bed. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Heggs, the junior keeper, an hour or so later, went over the gun rack once more, tapped the empty cases, and turned towards Middleton, who was sitting in a chair before the fire, smoking his pipe. The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1920]

Arthur Machen But he had barely mentioned the soup when the masterful one wheeled round his chair and offered a fine view of his strong, well-knit figure — as seen from the back. The Secret Glory by Arthur Machen

He sat down with a great sigh of relief, for he was feeling tired, and then to his disgust he heard his sigh echoed from a chair close near him. The Jest of Life by Arthur Gask [1936]

Caroline drew her chair up to his. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

Anthony Trollope After lunch Mabel came suddenly behind the chair on which Silverbridge was sitting and asked him to take a walk with her. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

Charles Dickens My sister was in her cushioned chair in her corner, and Biddy sat at her needle-work before the fire, and Joe sat next Biddy, and I sat next Joe in the corner opposite my sister. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

Shaking hands, I subsided back into my chair with the feelings that I should imagine a pickpocket would have if he had been caught in the very act. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

Henry James She was proceeding to lead him toward Miss Tarrant when Olive Chancellor rose abruptly from her chair and laid her hand, with an arresting movement, on the arm of her hostess. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

Frederick Marryat Edward was standing, with many others of the suite, behind the chair of the king, amusing himself with the presentations as they took place, and waiting for the arrival of his sisters. Children of the New Forest by Frederick Marryat [1847]

Arthur Conan Doyle Godfrey read it, and fell back in a chair as if he had been pole-axed. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

I was placed in a chair that might have served for a pope under a holy family; the Señora ——— and the Señorita ——— on either side. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Then the tension relaxed, and he dropped back into his chair with a sigh. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

Wilkie Collins I TOOK a chair at a respectful distance from the sofa on which Mrs. Macallan seated herself. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

And an old woman sat in a chair by the hearth, raving and muttering, with a face like death. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

George Gissing Emma placed a chair for her, but without speaking. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

The chair of the chief of the kinds of literature—poetry—which always exercises a singular influence over the lower forms, was still worthily occupied and surrounded. The English Novel by George Saintsbury [1913]

Arnold Bennett Old Hans had slipped from his chair to the floor. The Grand Babylon Hotel by Arnold Bennett [1902]

She let me sit with her in the garden, and to the last she was carried out to her long chair so that I might be with her. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

Sinclair Lewis Next to the broad-armed chair which was also his dining-table he found the lean devil whom he had seen in the dean’s office. Gideon Planish by Sinclair Lewis

E. Phillips Oppenheim As soon as he has completed the preparations for my repast, he leaves me without a word—save one of civil invitation to draw my chair up to the table—and I hear him outside feeding the dogs. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Rudyard Kipling What are you banging about in the door-way?’ ‘Long chair — horse-blanket — pillow. The Light That Failed by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

He came up here with all his dogs, and in the bed my mother lay dead, in a cradle myself, and on a chair the old woman asleep with drink. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

At this moment, and blushing deeply, the most beautiful young creature I ever set my eyes upon, rose from a chair at the foot of the bed, and sailed out of the room. Novels by Eminent Hands by William Makepeace Thackeray [1847]

And there stood the empty chair beside it. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Henry James He sat pulling his beard and shifting the position which, with his stalwart person, he had taken up on a little gilded chair — a piece of furniture which every now and then gave a delicate creak. Confidence by Henry James [1879]

Jaikie pulled a chair up to the small fire, which had been lit by his order, and regarded his companion seriously. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

I’ll stop and take a chair facing the Serpentine. Then we can talk as long as we want to. Marauders by Night by Arthur Gask [1951]

E. F. Benson Stephen was there, and as she seated herself, she nodded to him, and patted the empty chair by her side with a beckoning gesture. Lucia in London by E. F. Benson [1927]

Virginia Woolf If I press on, I shall inherit a chair and a rug; a place in Surrey with glass houses, and some rare conifer, melon or flowering tree which other merchants will envy. The Waves by Virginia Woolf [1931]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Generally he was one of these worn-out men: when he wasn’t working, he sat on a chair in the doorway and stared at the people and the cars that passed along the road. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

John Galsworthy See you soon, then — good-bye!” Replacing the receiver, Winifred had scarcely risen from the satinwood chair on which she had been seated, when the bell rang again. Swan Song by John Galsworthy

One unprepossessing personage in a greasy coat had fallen off his chair as soon as he sat down, and remained so till the end of supper. An Unpleasant Predicament by Fyodor Dostoyevsky [1861]

Some one was sleeping in a chair by the hall fire, and to my distress I recognized my hostess. The Watcher by the Threshold by John Buchan [1900]

Then he came back to his easy chair by the fire, and addressed her once more. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

The doctor had dragged a chair to the sidewalk. Cabbages and Kings by O. Henry [1904]

Elizabeth Gaskell He’ll not waken up yet, sir; you’d best sit down if you’d like to stay,’ she continued, as she went into the house-place and dusted a chair with her apron. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

Henry James At this he half-threw himself across the table to seize her hands, but she drew away and, as he came nearer, pushed her chair back, springing up. The Reverberator by Henry James [1888]

Marjorie Bowen Save table and high-backed chair of blackened wood, there was no furniture. The Viper of Milan by Marjorie Bowen [1906]

Benjamin Disraeli There was a chair before the table, so placed as if some one had only recently quitted it; a book was open, but turned upon its face, with an ivory cutter by its side. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

Jules Verne La plupart des tribus australiennes ne sont pas anthropophages, sans doute, en temps de paix, mais il est peu de sauvages qui se refusent à dévorer la chair d’un ennemi vaincu. Les Enfants du Capitaine Grant by Jules Verne [1867-68]

Charlotte Perkins Gilman But we can send for other things in the twinkling of an eye; what would you like?” I leaned back in my chair and looked at her reproachfully. Moving the Mountain by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1911]

Anthony Trollope He could tell his tale better as he walked by her side than sitting restlessly on a chair and moving awkwardly about the room, as on such an occasion he would be sure to do. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

I stood upon a chair and examined the oak-work. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Henry James I wondered an instant how much she might be moved to trust Flora Saunt, and then while the chair stood still and she waited I went over and asked the girl to come and speak to her. Glasses by Henry James [1896]

D. H. Lawrence She put a chair up to it, and Alvina sat down. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

Scarron turned his chair toward the door, Raoul blushed, Athos made a sign to Aramis, who went and hid himself in the enclosure of a window. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

Wilkie Collins I hurled the chair at his right arm. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

By the side of Elaine’s chair under the shadow of the cedars a wicker table was set out with the paraphernalia of afternoon tea. The Unbearable Bassington by Saki

Margaret Oliphant Walter threw himself into a chair with a sense that the situation altogether was improving. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

Margaret Oliphant The throng streamed in till there was no longer an inch of standing-ground, nor a single seat vacant, except that one empty chair which perplexed the assembly. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

In one corner was a low bed, in another a deal table, in a third a wash-stand, and finally there was one kitchen chair on which Dan took his seat to think over matters. The Mystery Queen by Fergus Hume

Willa Cather Even when Mrs. Nathanmeyer told Ottenburg to bring a chair for Thea, the old man did not release her hand, and she did not sit down. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Willa Cather Wilson followed, and, having seen her seated, dropped into a chair behind her. Alexander’s Bridge by Willa Cather [1912]

Willa Cather You couldn’t rise from a chair like that,” — she had started up apprehensively and gone toward the window. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Cover it up, man, cover it up! Shove a cloth over it! Here!” and he pulled off the antimacassar from the back of a chair and wrapped the board in it. The Beast with Five Fingers by W. F. Harvey

George Eliot She did not speak in answer to Harold, but rose from the chair as if she gave up the debate. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

Marjorie Bowen In the middle stood a gilt stucco table, and to this Visconti drew a chair and bade Graziosa seat herself. The Viper of Milan by Marjorie Bowen [1906]

Benjamin Disraeli He led her soothingly to a seat, and took a chair by her side. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

Stone asked him to indicate which chair he had been occupying when the lights went out and he told him. The Beachy Head Murder by Arthur Gask [1941]

Arthur Morrison But presently he found himself pushing his chair farther and farther back, till it touched the wall. The Thing in the Upper Room by Arthur Morrison

A. E. W. Mason It was perhaps noticeable that Calder, who was Durrance’s friend, neither rose from his chair nor offered any greeting. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

Robert Louis Stevenson Speak: my husband?’ ‘Madam,’ returned the doctor, taking a chair on the verandah, ‘if you were a silly child, my position would now be painfully embarrassing. The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson

Francis Bacon For there is no power on earth which setteth up a throne or chair of estate in the spirits and souls of men, and in their cogitations, imaginations, opinions, and beliefs, but knowledge and learning. The Advancement of Learning by Francis Bacon [1605]

George Gissing In Biffen’s garret I used to have the most uncomfortable chair it was ever my lot to sit upon; still, I came to feel an affection for it. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Robert Louis Stevenson They made me swear to tell you; but for my part,’ he cried, bursting into tears, ‘I just wish that I was dead!’ And he fell on his knees before a chair and hid his face. The Misadventures of John Nicholson by Robert Louis Stevenson

I walked over to a chair opposite with my hand-bag and umbrella and sat down — a spectator, aloof and silent. A mother in India by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1903]

George Gissing Thyrza took the only other chair there was, and drew it near to her friend. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Arthur Conan Doyle In a chair sat the wounded English aide-decamp, and on the straw lay two Prussian soldiers in the last stage of exhaustion. The Adventures of Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1903]

Anne Bronte Her chair was vacant: so was the room. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte [1848]

Willa Cather That evening Dr. Archie was seated in his office, his desk chair tilted back, reading by the light of a hot coal-oil lamp. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Jack London Another chair was brought, and in time that chair was demolished. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

I jumped up as if my chair had caught fire. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Henry James A chair stood near her; she leaned her hands upon the back of it. The Europeans by Henry James [1878]

Arnold Bennett He rubbed his eyes with his fists, exactly like a baby, and sat up, and the chair cracked. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Willa Cather Several times in the kitchen she was seized with what she called giddy spells, and Mandy had to help her to a chair and give her a little brandy. Obscure Destinies by Willa Cather [1932]

Anthony, sitting on a chair almost equidistant from both, said, “It seems more and more to be a matter of general importance. The Place of the Lion by Charles Williams [1931]

I wonder who will believe you!” He went behind the old Don’s chair with the gliding motion of a Spanish lawyer, and slipped down the open trap-hatch near the window. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Julian Hawthorne They are written out in pale red ink, as plain as can be ——” I had jumped from my chair and taken the MS. from Calbot’s hand. Calbot’s Rival by Julian Hawthorne

Wilkie Collins The Count went back under the verandah — I heard the chair creak beneath his weight as he sat down in it again. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

He bore the scrutiny coolly, and took a chair in silence, his companion doing the same, while Madame opened the letter and read Slivers’ bad writing with a dexterity only acquired by long practice. Madame Midas by Fergus Hume

Robert Louis Stevenson There was one particular group of lace-makers who brought out a chair for me whenever I went by, and detained me from my walk to gossip. Collected Essays by Robert Louis Stevenson

Anthony Trollope Come up here, Moody, here is a chair for you; come, Jonathan Crumple’— and by degrees he got the men to be seated. The Warden by Anthony Trollope

D. H. Lawrence She saw her mistress clinging on the top of a chair in the open doorway, a candle burning on the table. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Nellie Bly After the proprietor had shown us over the hotel and given us a dinner that could not be surpassed we were carried to Victoria Peak. It required three men to a chair ascending the peak. Around the World in Seventy-Two Days by Nellie Bly [1890]

E. F. Benson Cochrane had seen that before, and knew what it meant, and he quickly pulled a chair to the bedside, leaving Maud standing. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

H. G. Wells I flung myself into the chair again, and pressed my hands on my forehead. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells [1896]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu He laid her in the great chair by the fire-place. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Lady Bergamot, there is a chair behind you—permit me. The Amazing Judgment by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Henry James She was always planted with them, voluminous, in the very centre of the passage; was like a person accommodated with a chair in some unlawful place at the theatre. Mrs. Medwin by Henry James [1901]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The latter removed his hat, dragged his chair out to where he could set the full benefit of the sunlight and the breeze, and smiled on every one beatifically. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

D. H. Lawrence You’ve no idea how heavy this chair is. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

Arthur Conan Doyle A chair had been placed close to the central window, with its back turned towards it. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

George Gissing Her mother only came a few feet within the door now and then; if obliged by Alice to sit down, she did so on the edge of a chair as near to the door as possible. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

He pulled up the revolving chair and sat down. The Lonely House by Arthur Gask [1929]

What?” Laurance puffed a blue cloud, sat down astride a chair and leaned his arms on the back. The Mystery Queen by Fergus Hume

She was partially undressed, with her frock hanging over the back of a chair near the bed. The Poisoned Goblet by Arthur Gask [1935]

Perhaps the first woman in history to sleep in a Trappist bed, I was allotted the abbot’s bag bed and seaweed pillow, and the sawn-off log for my chair or table. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He wheeled his own easy chair before the fire and helped her into it. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

George Meredith Redworth left his chair and walked to the mantelpiece. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Anthony Trollope The chair was filled by Major McDonnell, one of the stewards — a little man, who had probably never crossed a horse himself, and had nothing of the sportsman about him. The Macdermots of Ballycloran by Anthony Trollope [1847]

Wilkie Collins The crimson flush of anger began to fade out of her face, as I went back, and took my chair in silence. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Charles Dickens Wa’al, to be sure!” By this time he had taken a chair on the hearth between them. A Message from the Sea by Charles Dickens [1860]

In the library, protected against the predatory enthusiasm of visitors by a heavy wire netting, are the desk and chair of Petrarch, which I know of no form of words to describe perfectly. Italian Journeys by William Dean Howells [1867]

M. P. Shiel She had apparently lifted an old Bible by the front cover to fling it on the table, for as I threw myself into a chair my eye fell upon the open print near the beginning. The Purple Cloud by M. P. Shiel [1901]

George Meredith Leaving her friend Miss Barrow at the piano, she took a chair in a corner and said; ‘Now, Mr. O’Donnell, you will hear the music that moves me. Celt and Saxon by George Meredith [1910]

When I told her, she just backed into a chair and turned as white as Jenkins. “What’s that, Johnny?” roared out the Squire from his bed. Roger Monk by Ellen Wood [1868]

Maxwell shoved his chair against the wall and transacted business after the manner of a toe dancer. The Four Million by O. Henry [1906]

Frances Hodgson Burnett She pushed her chair back and began to rise from it. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Wilkie Collins Mr. Dexter was sitting at the window of his room upstairs (he was a cripple, and could only move himself about in a chair on wheels), and Mr. Macallan was speaking to him from the terrace below. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

In the prefects’ room, Comus busied himself with the exact position of a chair planted out in the middle of the floor. The Unbearable Bassington by Saki

F. Scott Fitzgerald On a chair were a pair of stockings and a street dress; an open powder box yawned upon the bureau. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

Thomas Hardy Left alone, he went and seated himself in a chair on the Esplanade. Neither could she go indoors to her solitary room, feeling as she did in such a state of desperate heaviness. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

Arnold Bennett She sat down in Constance’s chair and pretended to look for something. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

George Meredith A warrior pulled off his horse, to sit in a chair and contemplate the minute evolutions of the sex is pettish with his part in such battle-fields at the stage beyond amusement. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

The chair and table were tossed aside, the door was flung back, the snow poured again into the house, this time with double strength. The Greater Trumps by Charles Williams

Passing before a chair in the hall on which a small boy sat dozing, he roused him with the remark: “Come, Jake, it’s time to look lively. The Circular Study by Anna Katharine Green

She came to a chair and flung herself into it. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Then I leaned back in my chair and tried to think. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

John Galsworthy She drew up a chair and sat down, not taking her eyes off his face. Swan Song by John Galsworthy

Anthony Trollope When it was considerably after midnight, he got up from his chair and began to walk the room. Cousin Henry by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Jacques Futrelle Exhausted, helpless, she leaned against a chair with her face in her hands. Elusive Isabel by Jacques Futrelle [1909]

D. H. Lawrence I’m not content to be any man’s little petsy-wetsy, nor his chair à plaisir either. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

Calton turned rapidly on hearing his cry, and seeing him fall into a chair with a white face, snatched up the telegram and read it. The Mystery of a Hansom Cab by Fergus Hume

E. Phillips Oppenheim Mr. James Huitt, having adjusted the angle of his deck chair in a retired corner of his country garden, settled himself down with a sigh of relief to an hour of relaxation. The Man Without Nerves by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

F. Scott Fitzgerald One day Carhart sent for Samuel and, closing the door of his inner office, offered him a chair and a cigar. Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Wilkie Collins I moved my chair close to her, and picked up her handkerchief from the carpet, and drew her hands from her face gently. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

F. Scott Fitzgerald He sat in the big chair and held out his arms so that she could nestle inside them. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

As I leaned back in my chair thinking, this phantasm of my father came, and turned, and vanished with a solemn regularity. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

E. Phillips Oppenheim Marsden drew up a chair close to Sir Herbert’s. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

Rafael Sabatini A chair had been set for Rosamund at the table’s extreme right and across the head of it, so as to detach her from the judicial bench. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

Arthur Morrison The weather was hot, my chair was very comfortable, and the book had somewhere about its strings of polysyllables an essence as of laudanum. The Adventures of Martin Hewitt by Arthur Morrison

Karl Philipp Moritz The usher at Dr. G—‘s is a young clergyman, who, seated also in a chair or desk, instructs the boys in the Greek and Latin grammars. Travels in England in 1782 by Karl Philipp Moritz

Two party-colour’d wings his shoulders ware; All naked else; and round about his chair Were thousand mortals: some in battle ta’en, Many were hurt with darts, and many slain. Petrarch’s Triumphs by Petrarch

Edith Wharton He felt a rush of heat to the ears; catching sight of himself in the glass, he saw a red ridiculous congested countenance, and dropped into a chair to hide it between flushed fists. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

Guy de Maupassan He rose suddenly and attempted to embrace her, but gaining her liberty for a moment, she escaped him and ran from chair to chair. Bel Ami by Guy de Maupassan

Willa Cather The next afternoon Niel found Captain Forrester in the bushy little plot he called his rose garden, seated in a stout hickory chair that could be left out in all weather, his two canes beside him. A Lost Lady by Willa Cather [1923]

Mark Twain Then I set down in a chair by the window and tried to think of something cheerful, but it warn’t no use. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Robert Louis Stevenson He put the gas out, and sat on a chair in the hall, waiting and counting the minutes, longing for any human countenance. The Misadventures of John Nicholson by Robert Louis Stevenson

E. Phillips Oppenheim He was quite content, lounging in his low chair and looking at her. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

He climbed down from the chair and squatting on the floor, took the creature into his arms and caressed her. The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers

Rudyard Kipling She removed her chair some six paces towards the head of the table, and occasionally in the twilight ventured on timid overtures of friendship to Mrs. Bent, which were repulsed. Under the Deodars by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The chair in Gertrude’s accustomed place was empty. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Pointing to a long bamboo chair which fitted a corner beneath an enormous Cantonese dragon, used for burning pastilles, the German bade Browne seat himself. The Red Rat’s Daughter by Guy Boothby [1899]

Virginia Woolf He recognised a chair — a chair with gilt claws; there was the usual piano. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

Willa Cather Well, here he was; hot and uncomfortable, in a chair much too small for him, with a row of blinding footlights glaring in his eyes. Youth and the Bright Medusa by Willa Cather [1920]

Then the bell rang violently, and the Captain opened the door—overturning a chair in his passage to it—and shouted out for a light. The Silent Chimes by Ellen Wood

William Morris So I will sit, and think and think of the days gone by, Never moving my chair for fear the dogs should cry, Making no noise at all while the flambeau burns awry. The Defence of Guenevere by William Morris [1858]

Edgar Allan Poe You, however, had drawn a chair close to the chimney. The Gold-Bug by Edgar Allan Poe

E. Phillips Oppenheim She looked up at him from amongst the cushions with which her chair was hung. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

She was evidently absorbed in her own thoughts, and presently the hand that was hanging down beside the chair found the dog’s head, and began softly to stroke his tulip ears. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]

Margaret Oliphant He threw himself into his chair again, and covered his face with his hands. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

Wilkie Collins I placed the chair near him, and was about to take my seat in it, when he sent me back again, on another errand, to the end of the room. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

He collapsed into a chair and remained a long time, his head in his hands. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

My search was fruitless, and after a while I gave it up and came back to find Mr. Wilde squatting on his high chair by the table. The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers