Phrases with "change"

He would never sit down; he said he had not time, and that was why he did not stop to change his flour-dusty bakehouse clothes before he started on his round. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Robert Louis Stevenson The change upon the sky was even more remarkable. The Merry Men by Robert Louis Stevenson

Radclyffe Hall Sometimes he was allowed to offer advice regarding a change of investments or the best method whereby to soften the heart of the Inland Revenue. But all this was at the bank, in his own little office. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

Maria Edgeworth You will never persuade me, however, that you would not change places with me if you could. Madame de Fleury by Maria Edgeworth

George Gissing The woman whom I love is superior to idle suspicions; she thinks nobly of her friends; she respects herself too much to be at the mercy of chance and change of circumstance. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

Jack London In vague ways it was borne in upon him that a change was impending. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

Wilkie Collins Did you walk here?” she added, suddenly, with an effort to change the subject. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Robert Green Ingersoll The highest crime against a creed is to change it. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Anthony Trollope I am not going to change my mind about Marion; but I do think that mock hesitation is unnecessary, and in some degree dishonest. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Robert Louis Stevenson He could see a change in both. The Treasure of Franchard by Robert Louis Stevenson

To speak truth, I watched this change much as a gardener watches the growth of a precious plant, and I contributed to it too, even as the said gardener contributes to the development of his favourite. The Professor by Charlotte Bronte [1857]

Sarah Purfoy, casting her eyes toward the barricade, observed a change in the position of the three men. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

John Locke Change of relation may be without any change in the things related. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

Ford Madox Ford Tietjens was also to make up the quarrel with Mrs Duchemin and to lend Macmaster £50 in cash, as it was then impossible to change cheques anywhere. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

Since you left us, but one change has taken place in our little household. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

Edgar Allan Poe It took less than a single day to change these hairs from a jetty black to white, to weaken my limbs, and to unstring my nerves, so that I tremble at the least exertion, and am frightened at a shadow. A Descent into the Maelström by Edgar Allan Poe

I did not change my garb, or seek the shelter of a roof, during all those days. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Jules Verne McNabbs voted therefore for the continuation of the voyage, without making the least change in their programme. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

Thomas Hardy And with the change of scene even his gloom left him; his bosom’s lord sat lightly in his throne. Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy [1895]

George Meredith A remarkable exhibition of Aminta the woman was, her entire change of front since he had taken her spousal chill. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

Anthony Trollope I am not sure that it is well that a man should have any large number from whom to select a best; as, in such circumstances, he is so very apt to change his judgment from hour to hour. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Henry Kingsley He might as well have looked at the Taylor building, if he expected any change to take place in Marston’s face. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

When did this change come to me? I think that day in Cockermouth with Humphrey. I had no concern that day as to what happened. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I came here hoping—but it was foolish of me! One might as well hope to change the stars as to influence him. The Man Without Nerves by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Samuel Johnson For the choice of this situation there must have been some general reason, which the change of manners has left in obscurity. A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson

Mother was still crying, always crying, but he had to change his position before he could see father. The Ghost Ship by Richard Middleton

Andrew Lang Tapping with his hammer he would find a change . The Puzzle of Dickens’s Last Plot by Andrew Lang

Anthony Trollope And then how soon the change comes; how different it is when there are ten of them, and the tenth is allowed to inherit the well-worn wealth which the ninth, a year ago, had received from the eighth. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins The earliest dawn of day was glimmering faintly at the window, before another change appeared — before she drew a long, sighing breath, and slowly opened her eyes on mine. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

In all these cases the change is of the form: we shall now come to instances in which the person who is changed has a double shape, and the soul animates one after the other. The Book of Were-Wolves by S. Baring-Gould [1865]

John Lewis Burckhard Since the year 1812, a military commander has always resided in the town, with a garrison of two or three hundred men, which the Pasha takes care to change every three or four months. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

George Gissing At length he saw her eyes droop and her cheeks burn before his passionate gaze, and the change recalled him to himself. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

H. G. Wells Then you go down with him to Ratzel, and with his assistance you and Ratzel change clothes. The Brothers by H. G. Wells [1938]

D. H. Lawrence He was unfastening his belt, to change his tunic. The Mortal Coil by D. H. Lawrence [1917]

He was servile to his host, civil to Gabriel and Peter, fulsome to Sabine, but always with an air of one who condescended, and could at any moment change the velvet glove for the iron hand. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

Do what he would he could not change this thing the years had made her. Signa by Ouida

How I wish I could give you a portion of my insensibility! and yet I should be almost afraid of some radical transformation, were I to produce a change in that respect. The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns [1906]

The change of scene from Ireland to the centre of English interests, must have been, as Spenser describes it, very impressive. Spenser by R. W. Church [1879]

Of a sudden there was a change in the tones, and she leaned back to gather the drift of what was being said. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

Andrew Lang Soon after this there was a market in the next village, and the boy told his mother that he had learned how to change himself into the shape of any animal he chose. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

He recommended him rest from business, change of air, and a generous diet. Chandler & Chandler by Ellen Wood [1875]

I’d like to know who wouldn’t in eighteen years, there’s a change in me since then. The Wyvern Mystery by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Rudyard Kipling I tell you, and you must believe, that we take up no change without thinking upon it. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Arthur Conan Doyle This little interruption seemed to change the current of Mrs. Latour’s ideas. The Tragedians by Arthur Conan Doyle

Radclyffe Hall Anna appeared to notice no change in Stephen, to feel no anxiety about her. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

The change was so little, that I do not think any but she and Rachel saw it; and yet it was immense. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

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

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

Henry James She grabbed it away from them again on the reappearance of Hugh Vereker, who after our walk had been upstairs to change something. The Figure in the Carpet by Henry James [1896]

Willa Cather They could no more change the pattern of that story than the spider could change the design of its web. Youth and the Bright Medusa by Willa Cather [1920]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu Dingwell had seen him, too; Larkin had felt, as it were, his quick glance touch him, and he was sure that Dingwell had observed his momentary but significant change of countenance. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]

D. H. Lawrence If there’s got to be a future for humanity, there’ll have to be a very big change from what now is. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

H. Rider Haggard Presently, however, something of the same change passed over his face that we see in the sky when a cloud passes over the sun; the light faded out of it. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

Then this blood began to change too. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

Bram Stoker The time at which the change was or could be affected. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

Henry James She looked to me as she sat there as if she might change her mind at the last moment. The Patagonia by Henry James [1888]

Thomas Hardy But though she did not know it Henchard had become a changed man since then — as far, that is, as change of emotional basis can justify such a radical phrase; and she needed not to fear. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

Olaf Stapledon Obviously any social change must spring from some factor which is incompatible with the maintenance of the status quo, and may therefore be said to be its opposite. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

H. G. Wells By insensible degrees his confidence had been undermined by the growing apprehension of the greatness and insidiousness of the forces of change against which he was pitted. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

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

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]

Arthur Conan Doyle He had scarce dared to face the change which had come upon him, when a few sudden chance words showed it all up hard and clear, like a lightning flash in the darkness. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Edith Wharton When she came back everyone felt at once that there was a change in her. The Old Maid by Edith Wharton

There was some hitch in his mind which he could not understand; some change in himself, beyond the change made in him by his anxiety about George Talboys, which mystified and bewildered him. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Wilkie Collins After paying his visit to-day, the doctor has left word that nobody but the nurse is to go near the Minister. This seems to indicate, but too surely, a change for the worse. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Arthur Morrison Greer kept the change and had the beef-tea as well. The Dorrington Deed-Box by Arthur Morrison

So with my megaphone I proceeded to change the battle order. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

In a moment of expansion Gibbon wrote off a warm and eager letter to his friend, setting forth his unsatisfactory position, and his wish and even necessity to change it. Gibbon by James Cotter Morison [1878]

But what does it all amount to, except that I am nervous?” “You must have change of air, Lotta,” said Diana resolutely, “and change of scene. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

It can hardly be doubted that they will come into vogue again, more or less extensively, under the influence of that irresistible demand for change just referred to. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

Olaf Stapledon The change began one day when Paul had been trying to rouse Humpty to work harder at school by appealing to his competitive self-regard. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

The change had been a shock for which Laura had not been prepared. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

What was the intelligence that made him change his mind? That is the grand question. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

She’d change his room for him gladly, and get the south room aired. The Beast with Five Fingers by W. F. Harvey

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

Arthur Conan Doyle One of our greatest statesmen has said that a change of work is the best rest. The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

The change was so immediate that even Damaris’s attention was caught, and, still wrinkling her nose at the appalling smell, she glanced half round to see what dark cloud had suddenly filled the sky. The Place of the Lion by Charles Williams [1931]

George Eliot He once told me not to speak to you again, and he doesn’t change his mind — Oh dear, the sun is set. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

Thus in the Holmverja Saga, there is mention of a Björn, “son of Ulfheðin, wolfskin coat, son of Ulfhamr, wolf-shaped, son of Ulf, wolf, son of Ulfhamr, wolf-shaped, who could change forms. The Book of Were-Wolves by S. Baring-Gould [1865]

Jules Verne During the rest of the day the doctor vainly kept on the watch for a change of weather. Five Weeks in a Balloon by Jules Verne [1869]

John Morley This was after the events of the Coalition, and her Memoirs, like the change in the mind of the Dissenters towards Burke, show what a fall that act of faction was believed to mark in his character. Burke by John Morley [1879]

Anthony Trollope No change that could come to her would, she thought, be a change for the worse. Linda Tressel by Anthony Trollope [1868]

Jane Austen I am bewildered in my endeavours to form some rational conjecture of what Mrs. Mainwaring can have told you to occasion so extraordinary a change in your sentiments. Lady Susan by Jane Austen [1794]

E. Phillips Oppenheim In the early sunlight, still a little cold and unloving, Peter could see that there was a change in the man. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

Sinclair Lewis Desperately, his voice shrill with desire to change the world, Eddie stammered: “Say — say, Hell-cat, you hadn’t ought to run for president again. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

Theodore Dreiser From one point of view it might have been said of him that he was seeking the realization of an ideal, yet to one’s amazement our very ideals change at times and leave us floundering in the dark. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Wilkie Collins No change came over the sadness and perplexity of Lomaque’s face. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

T. E. Lawrence The visible stars were brilliant, seeming to change groups and places waywardly between the clouds which scudded over our heads. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Louisa May Alcott Her real name was Estelle, but Aunt March ordered her to change it, and she obeyed, on condition that she was never asked to change her religion. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

Every “thing” must be interpreted as a “configuration,” every “event” as a change of configuration, every predicate ascribed must be of a geometrical sort. Memories and Studies by William James

William Hope Hodgson It was last night, at our third little dinner together (which for a change I had aboard), that we got really friendly over some of my liqueur whisky. Captain Gault by William Hope Hodgson

Olaf Stapledon Different types of mind reacted differently to this deep change in themselves. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

George Gissing Unhappily, the old tenants were at length obliged to change their abode. A Charming Family by George Gissing

R. D. Blackmore One of them seemed to have his pocket cleared out, for just as Sir Duncan was passing, he cried, “Here, Jack, you give me change of one of them, and I’ll have at you again, my boy. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Something of the bustle and excitement of change intervened. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

She smiled, and went away disposed to change her tactics, and, having shown him how she could torment, try soothing means, and open his heart by gratitude. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

And how about next Saturday night? Will you come to the hop with me if I call around for you?” It was remarkable how quickly Maggie’s eyes could change from dull to a shining brown. The Four Million by O. Henry [1906]

Without understanding, or wishing to understand, how the change had been effected, she felt her brow clearing, her heart lightening . The Haunted Woman by David Lindsay [1922]

Edmund Burke And though it may appear strange that such a change as produces a relaxation should immediately produce a sudden convulsion; it is yet most certainly so, and so in all the senses. On the Sublime and Beautiful by Edmund Burke [1757]

Henry James But that is not against you; it’s for you to make her change her mind. The American by Henry James [1877]

Rudyard Kipling Till a voice, as bad as Conscience, rang interminable change  On one everlasting Whisper day and night repeated — so “Something hidden. The Five Nations by Rudyard Kipling [1903]

Sir Richard Burton But now I beseech thee to expound to me the cause of thy complaint and thy change of color, and to explain the reason of thy recovery and the return to the ruddy hue of health which I am wont to view. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

No part of life from toils of war is free, No change in age, or diff’rence in degree. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

Immediately on our departure, I was delighted to find a change in Idris, which I fondly hoped prognosticated the happiest results. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

This is the first half of the poem; and editors have been contented with an alteration of stops, and the change of ‘doth’ into ‘did. Books and Characters by Lytton Strachey

Jules Verne The road, then, was quite clear of obstacles, and Phileas Fogg had but two things to fear — an accident to the sledge, and a change or calm in the wind. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne [1873]

I will mesmerise you now! Stand still! and look at me!” The change in the man was wonderful. Marvels and Mysteries by Richard Marsh

Henry James The change in the dreadful position of women was not a question for today simply, or for tomorrow, but for many years to come; and there would be a great deal to think of, to map out. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

Did I expect the man to change his skin? He had been doing the gay bachelor about here all his life; had never suspected he was doing anything particularly scandalous either. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Virginia Woolf For it is here that Mr. Forster makes the change from realism to symbolism; here that the object which has been so uncompromisingly solid becomes, or should become, luminously transparent. The Death of the Moth and other essays by Virginia Woolf [1942]

Nathaniel Hawthorne But it is time to change the scene. The Snow Image and other stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1851]

Wilkie Collins He had been getting gradually more and more disputatious for the last ten minutes; but the moment the steaming glass touched his hand, it seemed to change his mood with the most magical celerity. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

Arnold Bennett A change in the consistency of the mud caused him to look up at the sky, which was clearing and showed patches of faint stars. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

Algernon Blackwood In little things, as I said, a change was manifest, however. The Garden of Survival by Algernon Blackwood [1918]

Mark Twain Ealer always had several high-class books in the pilot-house, and he read the same ones over and over again, and did not care to change to newer and fresher ones. Is Shakespeare Dead? by Mark Twain

Wilkie Collins He has sung to the last of them now!” The second day there was no change in him. The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins [1857]

Anthony Trollope I don’t say again it, Muster Fenwick;—but nothing as I can do now’ll change it. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

Arthur Conan Doyle But my father and I showed no change in our manner toward our guest, and he himself was as cheery and light-hearted as ever. Our Midnight Visitor by Arthur Conan Doyle

George Gissing His views thereon, he declared, had undergone no change whatever, but he had no time to talk at present. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

I only meant you to understand that had Stein arranged to send him into a star of the fifth magnitude the change could not have been greater. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

Even then their state was hardly less pitiable, for they were wet through, had no change of clothes, and possessed hardly enough money for their immediate necessities. Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century by George Paston [1902]

Anthony Trollope He had sounded Silverbridge about the change in his politics, and had found his friend quite determined not to go back to the family doctrine. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

Charles Dickens We also parted with more of our freight at different times, so that when we came to change horses, I was again alone outside. American Notes for General Circulation by Charles Dickens [1842]

E. F. Benson The day threatened rain, and they both carried bags which contained a change of clothes. Miss Mapp by E. F. Benson [1922]

She can be told that Dr. Doddleson has come to this part of the world for a Sunday’s change of air. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

G. K. Chesterton Mr. Herne, the librarian, had positively and finally refused to change his clothes. The Return of Don Quixote by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

Soon it became evident that to notice this change was to annoy her. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

Henry James It is hard to imagine,” he added, “any change in Mary being a change for the better; but I should like her to take a look at the world and have her notions stretched a little. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

No change of plan was possible now. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

Elizabeth Gaskell A change in my own life was quickly approaching. Cousin Phillis by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

E. Phillips Oppenheim She noticed with something like amazement the change in him. Harvey Garrard's Crime by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1926]

Edith Wharton Had your coffee?” He let her change the armchair, but declined the coffee. Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton [1927]

Henry Handel Richardson Repentant, galled, humiliated, he could only reiterate: “There shall be no change — no difference. Two Tales of Old Strasbourg by Henry Handel Richardson

Thomas Hardy What made you change from the nice business your father left you?” “Well, I did,” he said, and looked at Thomasin, who blushed a little. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

George Meredith God of all the pits of punishment! was there ever one like this? I had to change heads. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Ivan Turgenev Let them! I wouldn’t, any way, change my misery for their happiness . The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other stories by Ivan Turgenev

Anthony Trollope What a change had those few months in London made in her! She had lost her childish little timidities, and had bloomed forth a beautiful woman. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

A change took place in him the same night. Caromel’s Farm by Ellen Wood [1878]

The change in her appearance since the spring was more marked to-day than it had seemed to him last night in the dim lamplight. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Still change of scene, and reviving hopes might restore her; I feared the plague only, and she was untouched by that. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Wilkie Collins I have only to write and tell him of my change of plans. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Charles Dickens It happened, at length, that he had occasion to change the instrument in his hand, for his shoemaker’s knife. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

George Meredith The Duke wore one of those calmly intent looks by which men show they are aware of change in the heavens they study, and are too devout worshippers to presume to disapprove. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

Arthur Conan Doyle My brother and I used to think this a mere whim of my father’s, but events have since led us to change our opinion. The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Francis Bacon But the greatest change I introduce is in the form itself of induction and the judgment made thereby. The Great Instauration by Francis Bacon [1620]

Thomas Wolfe It’s no use trying to change him. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Henry Handel Richardson As if the mere contemplation of such a change brought her nearer to him, she was stirred by a new sensation, which had him as its object. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Charles Dickens I can stand a good blow, and never change colour; but, set me in the operating-room in the infirmary, and I turn as sick as a girl. A House to Let by Charles Dickens [1858]

George Gissing The overcoat was new, but the garments beneath it were his poorest, those he wore when sitting in his garret, for he had neither had time to change them, nor thought of doing so. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

E. F. Benson But a change of habits was invariably known to be upsetting, and Miss Mapp was hopeful that in a day or two he would feel quite a different man. Miss Mapp by E. F. Benson [1922]

George MacDonald Nay, Diamond, if I change into a serpent or a tiger, you must not let go your hold of me, for my hand will never change in yours if you keep a good hold. At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald

All his opinions change into their opposites at the first brush of reality. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell [1937]

In certain cases it is interesting to note the change of old mythological stories into moral allegory. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Then he came back and sat down, and when I summoned up courage to glance at his face, I saw that a change had passed over it, that in all probability was a change for life. The Mill Mystery by Anna Katharine Green

Why should he change sides? He had really been made a prisoner, had suffered ill-usage and many privations. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

Frances Hodgson Burnett The most casual looker-on might have seen the change taking place in his patient day by day and he was not a casual looker-on. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Jules Verne They waited till midnight; but no change took place among the guards, and it became apparent that their yielding to sleep could not be counted on. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne [1873]

Stopping to change horses at Santa Fe, we saw, by the light of the torches which they brought to the door, that we were once more among bamboo-huts and palm trees. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Long before the emaciated outlines of her aspect began to fill, or its departed colour to return, a more subtle change took place: all grew softer and warmer. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

George Gissing Only when she saw that her husband’s gloom underwent no change did this merriment cease. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

But once formed, these crystals change no further. Science and Education by Thomas Henry Huxley

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

A change indeed had taken place in me; my health, which had hitherto declined, was now much restored; and my spirits, when unchecked by the memory of my unhappy promise, rose proportionably. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

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]

She’s ugly enough now—but then women do change so. From Out the Vasty Deep by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1920]

Bram Stoker She braced herself up, however, and managed to get through the interview in its preliminary stages without any perceptible change in her normal appearance and bearing. The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker [1911]

Elizabeth Gaskell We will all prove that you write this letter under compulsion; and if Frank loves you so desperately, he won’t give you up without a trial to make you change your mind. The Moorland Cottage by Elizabeth Gaskell [1851]

Anthony Trollope The change in your position, which I acknowledge to be most severe, undoubtedly releases you, as it would have released her,—had she been bound and chose to accept such release. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Henry James Have you sent your electors your dreadful letter?” “Not yet; but it’s all ready and I shan’t change my mind. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

D. H. Lawrence The change from caterpillar to butterfly is not cause and effect. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Anthony Trollope Will Belton was not very good at taking hints; but he did understand this, and made the necessary change in his apparel. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

Miss Anderson’s change of tone was too marked for comment which she might have detected. The hesitation of Miss Anderson by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1903]

Charles Dickens Lastly, as he had not yet been seen by the laundress or her niece, he was to keep himself out of their view until his change of dress was made. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

Henry David Thoreau All change is a miracle to contemplate; but it is a miracle which is taking place every instant. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

Jeremy Bentham But some of them, as we shall see, are apt, on various occasions, to drop or change the names which bring them under this division: this is chiefly the case with regard to simple falsehoods. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

Elizabeth Gaskell Presently I thought I would walk a little farther, or at any rate change my position. Six Weeks at Heppenheim by Elizabeth Gaskell [1862]

Besides this they change [Greek letter] into [Greek letter], as they say [Greek omitted] for [Greek omitted], “odor,” and [Greek Omitted] for [Greek omitted], “we knew. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

T. E. Lawrence In forty-eight hours the Turks might decide to change their dispositions to meet our new danger; but they could not change them before Allenby struck. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Jane Austen But the compassionate feelings of a friend of her father gave a change to her destiny. Emma by Jane Austen [1816]

H. G. Wells The prevalent sub-consciousness of the time was not a perception of change but an illusory feeling of the stability of established things. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Robert Louis Stevenson And to leave that airy city and awake next day upon the borders of the forest is but to change externals. Collected Essays by Robert Louis Stevenson

Augustine Birrell Parliament had not sat long before it was discovered that a change had taken place in its temper and spirit. Andrew Marvell by Augustine Birrell [1905]

George Gissing Nothing in her betrayed a change in her state of mind. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

George Eliot But there was no sign of change in Baldassarre: he lay as he had fallen, leaning on one arm: he was trembling, but it was from the shock that had thrown him down. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

Jules Verne Except a change of wind or, as Procope observed, a supernatural rifting of the rock, nothing could bring deliverance now. Off on a Comet by Jules Verne [1877]

Sweetwater, sensitive to the least change in the human face, prayed that the husband might be detained, if only for five minutes longer, while he, Sweetwater, worked this promising mine. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

Virginia Woolf Here the waiter came up with the change and Martin began to slip it in his pocket. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

Wilkie Collins In her personal appearance, I saw a change for the worse: produced, I suppose, by the troubles that have tried her sorely, poor thing. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

Arnold Bennett What a change it would be if his old auntie gave him a new suit for a birthday present this year!’” “Oh, auntie. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

George Gissing Here they will most of them pester their husbands to vote for Welwyn–Baker just because they hate change with the hatred of weak fear. Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing [1891]

The lawyer’s change of position had involved some shifting of the others’ chairs, and the young minister found himself directly confronted by Brother Pierce’s hard and colorless old visage. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

Arthur Conan Doyle You can’t sit down to play cards for high stakes with less in your purse, and if I was to change one, be George! they’d all go like a whiff o’ smoke. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

It was Tommy’s trick at the wheel, and as it was within half an hour of the relief (seven thirty in the morning), the captain judged it not worth while to change him. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Mark Twain To change the figure, the COMPULSION that moves a man — and there is but the one — is the necessity of securing the contentment of his own spirit. What is Man? and other essays by Mark Twain

His surly voice did not change its tone. Burmese Days by George Orwell

David Hume Their secret nature, and consequently all their effects and influence, may change, without any change in their sensible qualities. An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding by David Hume

Henry Handel Richardson The heavy rains of the day, and the consequent probable flooding of the Ponds and the Marsh, would serve as an excuse for a change of route. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

Edmund Burke They become complete and most dangerous instruments in the hands of the governing power, which, in the midst of a cause, or on the prospect of it, may wholly change the rule of decision. Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke [1790]

Theodore Dreiser She was now experiencing the first shades of feeling of that subtle change which removes one out of the ranks of the suppliants into the lines of the dispensers of charity. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Arthur Conan Doyle He will have to change his style if he is to fight by the side of the fanatics. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle