Phrases with "change"

E. T. A. Hoffmann As remarked, the youth lay in front of the pillars of the Custom-house, his head resting on his right arm, and his eyes riveted in a vacant stare upon the sea, without movement or change of posture. The Doge and Dogess by E. T. A. Hoffmann

Pauline, looking down for a second after her good-night, thought that a change had taken place. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

H.P. Lovecraft I will not change souls with that bullet-ridden lich in the madhouse! But let me try to tell coherently of that final horror. The Thing on the Doorstep by H.P. Lovecraft [1933]

Yet this was a change that had come about with her knowledge, and, seemingly, with her consent. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Take any single process of change whatever, take the twenty seconds themselves elapsing. A Pluralistic Universe by William James [1909]

Robert Louis Stevenson And a change I was to get, as you shall hear; but I must first tell of a conversation I had with Mr. Riach, which put a little heart in me to bear my troubles. Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson

Wilkie Collins His sense of hearing was his quickest sense; and he was struck by the sudden change in her voice. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

Virginia Woolf But it was now — after another interval she had come back again to her favourite station in the window — now, in the evening, that the change was most remarkable. Orlando by Virginia Woolf [1928]

Wilkie Collins Ignorant as she was of what had happened behind her chair, she saw a change in Mrs. Lecount’s look and manner which warned her to run no more risks, and to trust herself no longer in the house. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Anthony Trollope He took the small trifle of change out of his pocket, I suppose?’ ‘I don’t know where he took it from. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

Mark Twain Your ticket will be inspected every now and then along the route, and when it is time to change cars you will know it. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

No change appeared on the face of the rock. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad [1899]

Ideas don’t change so quickly. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

George Gissing He was invited to go with them to hear the boys’ motet at the Thomaskirche; and with this intercourse began the change in their relations from mere acquaintance to something like friendship. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Henry James But these things are relative to the point of view, and in his own country Hawthorne cast his lot with the party of conservatism, the party opposed to change and freshness. Hawthorne by Henry James [1879]

Victor Hugo There is little more change in the dungeon than in the tomb. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Nathaniel Hawthorne But a more important change awaits the venerable town. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

James Payn In this pocket-book I carry all I am worth in the world, for in Cariboo there are no banks, and a man at my time of life does not readily change his habits. Mirk Abbey by James Payn [1866]

There’s no man in the police or out of it that’ll take much change out of you. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

H. Rider Haggard But, there, the subject is a painful one to you; shall we change it?” “It is one that you seem to have studied pretty deeply. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

Theodore Dreiser Lester was a centralised authority in himself, and if any overtures for a change of conduct were to be made, they would have to be very diplomatically executed. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

I cannot positively say, but I should think I did not, as the weather became warmer after the first two cases; I therefore think it probable that I made a change of at least a part of my dress. The Contagiousness of Puerperal Fever by Oliver Wendell Holmes

If a physician is present at such autopsies, he should use thorough ablution, change every article of dress, and allow twenty-four hours or more to elapse before attending to any case of midwifery. The Contagiousness of Puerperal Fever by Oliver Wendell Holmes

You must have remarked the change which a few years have already made in her. Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Algernon Blackwood Hibbert, who was delicately sensitive to the least change in earth or sky, was perhaps the first to feel it. The Glamour of the Snow by Algernon Blackwood

Even to simple country people the change was apparent. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

What does she do? She strikes the tree with her hand, and tells him to wait till to-morrow, since a night has been known to change the whole current of a person’s affairs. Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green

Lucy Maud Montgomery While Miss Harris was counting out his change he rallied his powers for a final desperate attempt. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

Wilkie Collins As he spoke the words, he saw a change pass over his grandfather’s face — the sharp features seemed to wither up on a sudden; the eager expression to grow vacant and death-like in an instant. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

Algernon Blackwood It was another change he now became more and more aware of. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

But each day seemed to change the nature of her suffering, and every succeeding hour forced her to alter (if so I may style it) the fashion of her soul’s mourning garb. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Now, when he was bank president, his old comrades from the prairies, of the saddle, tent, and trail found no change in him. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

A change in our dress will also be necessary, particularly in mine. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

Alfred Ainger I slept out last night, not being able to endure the change and the stillness; but I did not sleep well, and I must come back to my own bed. Charles Lamb by Alfred Ainger [1882]

It may be a change of name with some yagoo, but it is not a secret name. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

Sir Walter Scott He then drew up his form to its height, and stretched himself as if examining the power of his limbs, but elegantly, and without any forcible change of attitude. The Fortunes of Nigel by Sir Walter Scott [1822]

Henry James We knew the change would do it — that the difference of thought, of scene, would give the needed touch, the magic shake. The Figure in the Carpet by Henry James [1896]

Some unimportant conversation followed, but all the while I was dominated by a melancholy sense of the great change in him. Can Such Things Be? by Ambrose Bierce [1893]

Henry James His high tone had given him courage when he took the great step; but he began to perceive that the highest tone in the world couldn’t change the nature of things. Lady Barbarina by Henry James [1884]

In this view of Arlette's parents Bolt was influenced by the consciousness of there having been no change in himself. The Rover by Joseph Conrad [1923]

Mary had rushed off to her room to change her muddy gown, and came in presently, dressed for dinner, looking the picture of innocence. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

H. G. Wells But even if they think the outlook a little unpleasant in that way, they still have no idea of how they are going to change over. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

Jules Verne Mais, cette fois, il y a lieu de se conformer à cette règle, et, puisqu’elle vient de l’est, le 22 janvier se change en 23 janvier. L’île à hélice by Jules Verne [1895]

He had been too obsessed by the desire to change clothes without having to talk to Simon. When he came into the dining-room he found Bee and the twins having breakfast, and joined them. Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey

Herman Melville At noon, he steals off, of himself, to change his shape — returns, and lies down awhile, nigh the door. The Piazza by Herman Melville

George Gissing This change of circumstances had in no way outwardly affected Denzil’s life. Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing [1891]

Gertrude Stein Poles poles are seeds and near the change the change pets are swimming swimming and a plate all a plate is reed pour for the grammar grammar of lake. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

Elizabeth Gaskell I could not help wondering whether Cornhill will ever change for me, as Oxford has changed for you. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

With the advent of the predatory stage of life there comes a change in the requirements of the successful human character. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

Sigmund Freud A change can occur only if, in some way (in the case of the child by external assistance), there is an experience of satisfaction, which puts an end to the internal excitation. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

William Henry Bragg In these circumstances the same change of formula can equally well be made in the case of the ionisation curve, and we still conclude that the ionisation varies inversely as the velocity. Studies in Radioactivity by William Henry Bragg [1912]

H. G. Wells The lady in trouble about the Eadhamite saw the change in his expression, and grasped her opportunity to escape. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

The change in her situation was indeed miraculous. Queen Victoria by Lytton Strachey

H. G. Wells Then is the best time for a change over from instruction and guidance to an intelligent co-operation between teacher and disciple. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

I know the strange and sympathetic tie, When, soul in soul transfused, a fond ally For ever seems another and the same, Or change with mutual love their mortal frame. Petrarch’s Triumphs by Petrarch

Gertrude Stein The change is not present and the sensible way to have agony is not precautious. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

If circumstances permit me later on to change my decision . The Haunted Woman by David Lindsay [1922]

Edith Wharton To keep Anne for the rest of her life unchanged, and undesirous of change — the aspiration was inconceivable. The Mother’s Recompense by Edith Wharton [1925]

Anthony Trollope Thrice in his political life did Sir Robert Peel change his political creed, and carry, or assist to carry, with more or less of self-gratulation, the measures of his adversaries. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

Robert Louis Stevenson Understand it plainly,’ she cried, ‘‘tis of his pure forbearance that you sit there; he had the power — I gave it him — to change the parts; and he refused, and went to prison in your place. Prince Otto by Robert Louis Stevenson

Benjamin Disraeli The change too in their mutual lots was also, to a degree, not free from that sympathy that had ever bound them together. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

Georgy was too slow of perception to remark this; but Diana Paget had remarked it, and had attributed the change in the stockbroker’s manner to a blending of two anxieties. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Guy de Maupassant He even pretended to change his place, but he sank the stake in exactly the same hole, and went away overjoyed with his invention. Coco by Guy de Maupassant [1884]

George Gissing She professed no change of opinion, indeed under. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

Theodore Dreiser Instinctively he felt the change in Drouet. He saw that the drummer was near to Carrie, and jealousy leaped alight in his bosom. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

I find, personally, one important change in taste if not in opinion. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Wilkie Collins The good rector helped me with his advice — I wrote to Sir Gervase Damian. A change had come over his life as well as mine in the interval since we had met. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Wilkie Collins She not only asked me if anything had happened, she went the length of saying, in so many words, that she thought she saw a change in me. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Anthony Trollope Such a change would elevate Congress and depress the President. No doubt this is true. North America by Anthony Trollope

Walter Scott He stepped two or three paces back, and it was the space of a minute ere he recovered the dazzling and overpowering effects of the sudden change from darkness to light. The Talisman by Walter Scott [1825]

Jack London But should you change your belief to something that menaces the established order, your preaching would be unacceptable to your employers, and you would be discharged. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

William Makepeace Thackeray He was compelled to take physic whenever she thought he looked a little pale, to change his shoes and stockings whenever he came in from a walk. Mens Wives by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

D. H. Lawrence For Thursday, there was to be a change of program —“Kishwégin’s Wedding —” (with the white prisoner, be it said)— was to take the place of the previous scene. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

Joseph Furphy If he be as rich as Croesus, let him remember Solon’s warning, with its fulfilment — and the change since 550 B.C. has by no means been in the direction of fixity of tenure. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

Jonathan Swif She told me it made her very melancholy to change her manner of life thus, but trade was dead, etc. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

George Eliot Guess.” “You are going to change Minny’s diet, and give him three ratafias soaked in a dessert-spoonful of cream daily?” “Quite wrong. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

D. H. Lawrence The world is going to change again. St Mawr by D. H. Lawrence

Presently he heard footsteps behind him, looked round, and saw Verena Fontaine. They had not met since the time of Pym’s death, and Jack thought he had never seen such a change in any one. Verena Fontaine’s Rebellion by Ellen Wood [1880]

His wayward feelings were to change no more — his destiny was fixed. Lodore by Mary Shelley

Robert Louis Stevenson And so, if Burns helped to change the course of literary history, it was by his frank, direct, and masterly utterance, and not by his homely choice of subjects. Familiar Studies of Men and Books by Robert Louis Stevenson

Jeremy Bentham The change would arise out of the nature of the laws themselves. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

Guy de Maupassan She used to change the place of her abode, according to what she had to do. An Exotic Prince by Guy de Maupassan

Andrew Lang But see that the back of the sword is ever against your nose, else when your stepmother beholds you, she will change you into a dry faggot. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Wilkie Collins The change in his face was not lost on Mercy. Her large gray eyes watched him attentively. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

Andrew Lang Finally Mr. Shchapoff carried his family to his town house for much-needed change of air. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang

Virginia Woolf Even things in a book-case change if they are alive; we find ourselves wanting to meet them again; we find them altered. The Common Reader by Virginia Woolf [1925]

D.H. Lawrence Helena left the room to change her dress. The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence

H. G. Wells If we can work this miraculous change in her. The Man Who Could Work Miracles by H. G. Wells [1898]

We knew she was really better, and, therefore, decided that long confinement to a single place produced much of this despondency, and it might be partially removed by a change of scene. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

Maria Edgeworth The foreman boldly asserted, that he brought the change exactly as his master gave it to him, and that he knew nothing more of the matter. Forester by Maria Edgeworth

Virginia Woolf She watched them change as the light fell on them. Orlando by Virginia Woolf [1928]

Anthony Trollope I can still change it if I find that you do not deserve it. Cousin Henry by Anthony Trollope [1879]

On the contrary, many of them look upon the change as a new instrument of tyranny. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

Charles Dickens The change for the worse took place so suddenly, and was accompanied by such severe suffering, to prevent him from communicating his last wishes to any one. A House to Let by Charles Dickens [1858]

James Joyce At this pertinent suggestion Mr Bloom, to change the subject, looked down but in a quandary, as he couldn’t tell exactly what construction to put on belongs to which sounded rather a far cry. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

H. G. Wells I did not remark at first the change that was creeping over his face. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

Henry James There were parts of her face that grew whiter while Maisie looked, and other parts in which this change seemed to make other colours reign with more intensity. What Maisie Knew by Henry James [1897]

As to the latter statement, it may very possibly be true; such a change would be a very slight exercise of the poet’s privileges. Pope by Thomas De Quincey

Thomas Hardy So do flux and reflux — the rhythm of changealternate and persist in everything under the sky. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Sir Walter Scott I’se e’en drive a stage at it, for if it change its shape when I’m ower near, Tarras will never stand it; and it will be ower muckle to hae him and the deil to fight wi’ baith at ance. The Black Dwarf by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

John Galsworthy Tall as himself, strong in the cheekbones, well tailored, something in her face disturbed Soames. She crumpled the letter in her hand, but seemed to change her mind and held it out to him. In Chancery by John Galsworthy

Nellie Bly Go to the back parlor,” answered the girl, in a loud voice, without one change in her peculiarly matured face. Ten Days in a Mad-House by Nellie Bly

George Elio Besides, Mr. Tryan had never paid any distant visit, except one for a few days to his father, and no hint escaped him of his intending to take a house, or change his mode of living. Janet’s Repentance by George Elio

Henry Adams On October 23, Russell assured Adams that no change in policy was now proposed. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Olaf Stapledon Perhaps the only thing that could bring about a right world-order was not violence but a very great change in the hearts of ordinary people. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Great change had taken place meanwhile: grey dawn dappled the flying clouds, which sped onwards, leaving visible at intervals vast lakes of pure ether. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Henry David Thoreau The cracking and booming of the ice indicate a change of temperature. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

But when that wire came, I took the change out of them, I can tell you. Marvels and Mysteries by Richard Marsh

George Gissing Unhappily, their arrival timed with a change of weather, which brought clouds and rain. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

Thomas Paine Like a secret told, they are beyond recall; and he must be blind indeed that does not see that a change is already beginning. The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine [1791]

Wilkie Collins No stir, no change there! He only looked at it for a moment before he closed the curtains again, but that moment steadied him, calmed him, restored him — mind and body — to himself. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Then I hurry back to a small hotel near the Strand, change all my things, and before seven o’clock the postmaster of Market Deignton is behind the counter sorting the letters. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Jules Verne The two picturesque banks of the river seemed to change like the panoramas of the theaters which unroll from one wing to another. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne [1881]

Elizabeth Gaskell It was considerably more than a year since she had seen him; and events had occurred to change him much in that time. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

Lady Dromard gave them very small change in smiles, but made the conversation general for a minute or two, with that graceful tact at which, perhaps, she was, in a manner, a professional. Tiny Luttrell by E. W. Hornung [1893]

Anthony Trollope But considering all, I hope Mr. Tudor won’t take it ill if we propose to change our trustee. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

I find this change of life of yours is a subject that I cannot so well write upon; it is a thing that one cannot so well judge of in general. The Life and Letters of John Gay by Lewis Melville

Benjamin Disraeli It seems there was a new society to be instituted for the restoration of Christendom. The change of name from Christendom to Europe had proved a failure and a disastrous one. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

Ford Madox Ford He said to himself that he must remember to change his tunic before he went to the War Office. He must not forget. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

I dare say Mr. Dale only requires change of air. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

I do not know whether the winter plumage is thicker and warmer than the summer plumage, but warmth seems the most probable end attained of a double moult, where there is no change of colour. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

They are accustomed to see him quiet and reserved, and they don’t perceive the change in him as I do. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Olaf Stapledon But perception of movement and change guarantees some sort of past, however different in detail from that retained in our obviously fallible memory. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

H. G. Wells He probably never realized that these huge ice masses were almost invisible to the American fleet and that his change of direction was certain to be misunderstood. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

Robert Green Ingersoll If you want to better men and women, change their conditions here. On Hell by Robert Green Ingersoll

Wilkie Collins The one change that presented itself was a change out of the house. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I will arrange for the storage of the heavy baggage during the afternoon, and I will have your clothes ready to change about half-past seven. Harvey Garrard's Crime by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1926]

Beyond the town change was proceeding; in a great circle round that solitary house there was no living thing but a few men and women, unconscious yet of the doom. The Place of the Lion by Charles Williams [1931]

D. H. Lawrence Yet no doubt in the night, in his sleep, the metabolic change was taking place fast and furious. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Robert Louis Stevenson The change was doubly welcome; for, first, we had better cars on the new line; and, second, those in which we had been cooped for more than ninety hours had begun to stink abominably. Across the Plains by Robert Louis Stevenson

Gertrude Stein That does not change everything. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

Rudyard Kipling Then he gathered up his son and fled; for he said that thou didst change a quiet trader into an impudent bandier of words with the Sahibs, and he feared a like fate. Kim by Rudyard Kipling [1901]

Edith Wharton As Odo followed his guide toward the Duke’s apartments he remarked a change in the aspect of the palace. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

George Gissing When the summer had set in, he was glad to change the still room for the open air; they walked frequently about Regent’s Park, and lingered till after sunset. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

What but sudden insanity could have produced so great a change? — a change for which it was impossible to imagine a cause. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

William Hope Hodgson And oft she washt me and did change the bandages, and did wash and dry the bandages, that she use them over again; for we did be so lacking for such matters, as you to know. The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson

D. H. Lawrence Turning her head aside, she said: ‘I shall always TELL you, whenever I am going to make any change —’ And with this she moved out of the room. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Benjamin Disraeli I think it the duty of all women that so important a change in their destiny should be well considered. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

Jane Austen Dear Harriet! — I would not change you for the clearest-headed, longest-sighted, best-judging female breathing. Emma by Jane Austen [1816]

In other cases the male alone appears to change colour. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

This is a change from the Dower House.’ ‘A change that will not last long,’ said Forde with a brisk confidence he was far from feeling, ‘you will soon be back again, sir. The Crowned Skull by Fergus Hume

Virginia Woolf And then it struck me how immense a change was there. A room of one’s own by Virginia Woolf [1929]

Jules Verne A COMPLETE change took place in public opinion on the subject of Joam Dacosta. To anger succeeded pity. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne [1881]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Should I change it first or not?” Holmes thought a little and then burst out laughing. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

Andrew Lang In an instant the handle began to change into a head, and the spout into a tail, while the four paws appeared at the sides. The Crimson Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Virginia Woolf Indeed, I thought, slipping the silver into my purse, it is remarkable, remembering the bitterness of those days, what a change of temper a fixed income will bring about. A room of one’s own by Virginia Woolf [1929]

Lady Knox had throughout the day preserved an aspect so threatening that no change was perceptible in her demeanour. Some Experiences of an Irish R.M. by Somerville and Ross [1899]

Washington Irving About two years after his birth a change came over the circumstances of his father. The Life of Oliver Goldsmith by Washington Irving [1840]

Wilkie Collins But if there is not some change for the better in that time, send for advice from London, which this mule of a doctor must accept in spite of himself. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Maria Edgeworth I only pray Heaven that you may find love as true as mine, and strength to abide by the truth! Do not write to me — do not try to persuade me to change my determination: it is irrevocable. Helen by Maria Edgeworth

George Gissing I was no longer of those who seek to change the world, but of those who are content that it should in substance remain as it is. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

George Eliot The hardening of his cheeks and mouth, which was the chief change in his face since he came to Florence, seemed to a superficial glance only to give his beauty a more masculine character. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

People have their secrets, Nell, and we have no right to pry into the small mysteries which may lurk under a change of countenance or an impatient word. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Virginia Woolf Since the time of Elizabeth very few people had seen the river, and nothing has been done to change its appearance from what it was to the eyes of the Elizabethan voyagers. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

You must have perceived the change yourself. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Olaf Stapledon The change of personality had occurred while he was still confined to his bed. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

From that day a change came over this woman, slowly but surely; scarcely perceptible to strangers, but easy to be seen by those around her. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

Mary was not slow to perceive the change in the widow’s manner towards her. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Charles Dickens But, the look of the young man and the tinkling of the instrument so change the place in a moment to a leaf out of Don Quixote, that I wonder where his mule is stabled, until he leaves off. The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens [1860]

Wilkie Collins I am a little out of sorts; and I want a change — that’s all. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Walter Scott There stood the projector, with his mysterious brow, promising unbounded wealth to whomsoever might choose to furnish the small preliminary sum necessary to change egg-shells into the great arcanum. Peveril of the Peak by Walter Scott [1822]

Elizabeth Gaskell She was still perfectly quiet — no change of colour, or darker shadow of guilt, on her proud face. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

H. G. Wells It was to permeate the existing order rather than change it. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Wilkie Collins Two days passed, and I perceived another change in Mr. Engelman. He was now transformed into a serious and reticent man. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

As evidence of the decline of Dickens’s nervous power, I hardly know whether it is safe to refer to the gradual change in his handwriting, which in his last years is a melancholy study. Dickens by Adolphus William Ward [1882]

Wilkie Collins It was equally true that no change for the better rewarded the devotion of his wife. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

F. Scott Fitzgerald As the waiter brought my change I caught sight of Tom Buchanan across the crowded room. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

George Gissing Has he, I wonder, been led to change his views? Possibly he would find a secular sphere more adapted to his special powers. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Charles Dickens You should never change luck when it’s good, sir. No Thoroughfare by Charles Dickens [1867]

Charles Stur No change had taken place in the geological formations of the main range. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

George Eliot The consolations of egoism are simply a change of attitude or a resort to a new kind of diet which soothes and fattens it. Impressions of Theophrastus Such by George Eliot [1878]

These things are hard and bitter, but they must be borne, since it is impossible to change them. Captain Fracasse by Théophile Gautier [1863]

George Meredith No Paradise is lost for them Who foot by branching root and stem, And lightly with the woodland share The change of night and day. A Reading of Earth by George Meredith [1888]

Robert Louis Stevenson I do not tell you that your friend will not change, but as I am sure that her choice cannot be that of a man with a base ideal, so I am sure the change will be a safe and a good one. Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin by Robert Louis Stevenson

George Gissing For it was only since the shock of this disaster that she had clearly recognised the change in her own mind. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

The change from his full and stimulating life in London to the dull round of clerical duties in a Yorkshire village might well have been depressing to a mind better balanced and ballasted than his. Sterne by H. D. Traill [1882]

Sinclair Lewis Besides —— Oh, they’re horrible! We’ll change them, right away. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Anthony Trollope These tidings did not reach Arkwright and his wife together, or at any rate not till late amidst their preparations, or a change might still have been made. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

Virginia Woolf Outwardly, too, in her circumstances, a change was imminent. The Common Reader by Virginia Woolf [1925]

Guy de Maupassant Nothing had ever occurred to change the monotonous order of his existence, for no event affected him except the work of his office, perquisites, gratuities, and promotion. A Family Affair (En Famille) by Guy de Maupassant [1881]

But along with the growth of institutions has gone a change of a more substantial character. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

Leo Tolstoy I do not know how to change my life so that my physical needs — food, sleep, clothing, my going to and fro — may be satisfied without a sense of shame and wrongdoing in the position which I fill. There are No Guilty People by Leo Tolstoy

E. Phillips Oppenheim No manner of life, no change of scene, could cure me of my love. To Win the Love He Sought by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1895]

That change told her that whatever he might be to her, she was no longer all the world to him. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Thomas Love Peacock But this you must know, that as long as they grow Whatever change may be, You never can teach either oak or beech To be aught but a greenwood tree. Maid Marian by Thomas Love Peacock

Abraham Merri As though the slow strokes had been an exorcism, a change came over Kenton. His mind cleared, purpose and will clicked back in place. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

We do not merely destroy our enemies, we change them. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

Robert Louis Stevenson But he to whom this affliction brought the greatest change was the Captain himself. Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin by Robert Louis Stevenson

Leon Trotsky A political shifting of the classes is going on, as well as a change in class-consciousness. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Henry James The change to the expression of gaiety excited, he made out, very much the private protest of a person sitting gratefully in the twilight when the lamp is brought in too soon. The Lesson of the Master by Henry James [1888]

It would be a tragedy if it decided to change tomorrow of all days. Miss Pym Disposes by Josephine Tey

William Makepeace Thackeray The change from vulgar Ghent, with its ugly women and coarse bustle, to this quiet, old, half-deserted, cleanly Bruges, was very pleasant. Little Travels and Roadside Sketches by William Makepeace Thackeray [1844]

Thomas Hardy But having reached the arena she saw a change in his bearing: he stood still at a little distance from her; she could not think why. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

Edith Wharton All he was certain of was that, after all, no great inner change had befallen him. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

Virginia Woolf The change of scene naturally suggested a change of position, grateful to most of them. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

George Meredith Search myself through as I may, I cannot tell when the change began, or what the change consists of, or what is the matter with me, or what charm there is in the person who does the mischief. The Gentleman of Fifty and the Damsel of Nineteen by George Meredith

Edith Wharton He was getting bored with the subject, and tried to change it, but Upton, scratching his head, insisted dubiously: “I wish’t you could have raised the whole thousand right away. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

H. G. Wells She went on to the apprehension of a change in him that hitherto she had not permitted herself to see—a change in his attitude to her. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

Wilkie Collins Try to understand that a change does sometimes come over one’s feelings. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Anthony Trollope His uncle had been an eccentric, quarrelsome man, prone to change his mind often, and not regardful of money as far as he himself was concerned. Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope [1865]