Phrases with "changed"

H. G. Wells But by means of accepting the gloss that the Days of Creation meant geological ages, nothing really essential was changed in the past of my universe. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Henry Kingsley So, when a mere country gentleman dies, the head of a great family dies, relations are changed entirely between some score or so of persons. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

H. G. Wells This queer flavour of intrigue, this nocturnal garden-door business, had taken me by surprise and changed my mental altitudes. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

D. H. Lawrence Will Brangwen, ruddy, bright, with long limbs and a small head, like some uncouth bird, was not changed in the least. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

F. Scott Fitzgerald Then a minute ago she came in with a telegram all written out and was standin’ there goin’ to give it to me when she changed her mind or somep’n and all of a sudden tore it up. Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Benjamin Disraeli Miss Arundel, seemed, indeed, quite a changed being to-night, full of vivacity, fancy, feelingalmost fun. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

D. H. Lawrence There was a wind running across Nethermere, and on the eager water blue and glistening grey shadows changed places swiftly. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

He had stoutened, but otherwise was little changed from the man she had met on the road from Rosthwaite seventeen years ago. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Edith Wharton But now the face was so changed that she hardly knew it; and grief at his grief gathered in her throat, rose to her eyes and ran over. Summer by Edith Wharton [1917]

Sir Walter Scott He changed his tone, and exerted all his eloquence in endeavouring to soothe and extract from her the secret cause of such terror. Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

George Gissing Very hard indeed was the task of begging a continuance of her bounty under these changed conditions. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

H. G. Wells Certainly the aspect of things had changed very greatly. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

Thomas Hardy Now don’t you provoke me with that laughing! By God, it won’t do!’ ‘Then go away!’ said Anne, changed from mirthfulness to irritation by his rough manner. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy [1879]

H. G. Wells These, too, changed and passed, and others came. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells [1896]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu But years bring alteration, you know; and I’m changed in mind myself in many ways I never could have believed. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

This was, that for a month at least before his death Mr. Barrows had seemed to her like a changed man. The Mill Mystery by Anna Katharine Green

George Meredith Look at the old house!’ She changed her tone. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Algernon Blackwood It changed in the direction, too, coming nearer, and then sinking utterly away into remote distance. The Willows by Algernon Blackwood [1907]

Robert Louis Stevenson So that I really marvelled to see so much devotion (as it used to be) changed into the very sickness of hate. Catriona by Robert Louis Stevenson

George Gissing When it was a few minutes past five, and no foot had yet sounded in the corridor, all other feeling was lost in the misgiving that he might have changed his mind. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

George Meredith His face scarcely changed colour, but the birds on a sudden seemed to pipe far away from him. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Edith Wharton She said to Darrow: “They tell me things are very much changed in America . The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

But the conditions of the contest changed before long. Wordsworth by F. W. H. Myers [1881]

George Gissing They say as how too much money ain’t good for a man, but it’s changed him past all knowin’. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Sir Walter Scott In one point Montrose changed his mind. A Legend of Montrose by Sir Walter Scott [1819]

Jack London Also in such port I could receive my mail, work up my notes, and sally forth occasionally in changed garb to civilisation. The People of the Abyss by Jack London [1903]

Andrew Lang As for me, the fairies, furious at having their plans defeated, for they intended me to marry the king of the dwarfs, and I utterly refused, changed me into a white cat. The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Anthony Trollope Tetchen said afterwards that she knew that something was to happen, because Linda’s manner to her had been completely changed that morning. Linda Tressel by Anthony Trollope [1868]

The faces of both men changed as they recognised this distinguishing mark, and instinctively their eyes met across the width of the open space separating them. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

Elizabeth Gaskell I wouldn’t have had it changed for the world; I am so fond of it. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

Archie stared at the grotesque rigidity of the body, as though he had been changed into stone, while Professor Braddock stared likewise, scarcely able to credit the evidence of his eyes. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

He anticipated meeting her hereafter in ball-rooms and assemblies, changed into a flirting, giddy, yet worldly-minded girl, intent upon a good establishment, and a fashionable partner. Lodore by Mary Shelley

Arthur Conan Doyle Again I changed my dress, again I sat in the window, and again I laughed very heartily at the funny stories of which my employer had an immense repertoire, and which he told inimitably. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

But he’ll never believe she’s changed her ideas in regard to him unless she herself enlightens him. The Slayer of Souls by Robert W. Chambers [1920]

Anthony Trollope But this only changed their soft persuasions into threats. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

Algernon Blackwood He understands that you are” his tone changed upon the adjective “sacred. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

He was so often in a right which his immediate personal grievance turned into a wrong; his manners changed what was not even an injury into something worse than an insult. The Greater Trumps by Charles Williams

Jules Verne It may be asserted that it is for want of sufficient pressure that beds of peaty bog have not been completely changed into coal. The Underground City by Jules Verne [1877]

Oscar Wilde Now and then a barge swung out into the turbid stream, and floated away with the tide, and the railway signals changed from green to scarlet as the trains ran shrieking across the bridge. Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime by Oscar Wilde [1887]

Charles Dickens Besides, they have changed the times. A Holiday Romance by Charles Dickens [1868]

If Barbot’s map have any claim to correctness, the southern shore has changed greatly since A.D. 1700. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

Anthony Trollope I cannot but think that he altered his mind and changed his purpose while he was writing it, actuated probably by that editorial monition as to its length. Thackeray by Anthony Trollope [1879]

F. Scott Fitzgerald I had taken two finger-bowls of champagne, and the scene had changed before my eyes into something significant, elemental, and profound. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

I therefore became worth in all about one hundred and ten tomauns in gold, a coin into which I changed my silver, for the greater facility which it gave me of carrying it about my person. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier

Has your aunt changed her plans, or what?” “I only knew last night. The Haunted Woman by David Lindsay [1922]

And his voice was so changed that the man, though naturally vexed at being turned out, made no comment on the plea of sudden indisposition which young Powell put forward. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Rudyard Kipling But’— the voice changed —‘I knew it — surer than if I’d been told. Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

I know not why the world has changed To something dark and dreary, And everything is now arranged To make a fellow weary. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

You have hindered my marriage, but you have not changed the purpose of my life. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

As I stepped out, the scene changed with pantomimic celerity. Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield

Robert Louis Stevenson He changed his stick from one hand to the other, and — “O, for God’s sake, don’t be an ass!” he cried. The Weir of Hermiston by Robert Louis Stevenson

I went to my Ulster cave and dreamed my dream, and I changed into a hawk. Irish Fairy Tales by James Stephens

Algernon Blackwood Défago changed his position in order to hear and smell — all there was to be heard and smelt. The Wendigo by Algernon Blackwood [1910]

She was firm to the last — firm even when those thrilling tones changed from love to auger. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Jules Verne Accordingly, larger blocks soon appeared, whose brilliancy changed with the caprices of the fog. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

Ah, Verena,” continued the young man, in a changed tone, “had you only listened to my prayers at Crabb, I need not have sailed again at all. Verena Fontaine’s Rebellion by Ellen Wood [1880]

Wilkie Collins But no sooner had Zack told him than he came to a dead pause — started and changed color — opened his lips to speak — then checked himself, and remained silent. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

Olaf Stapledon To me, in my changed state, it gave a sense of richness, solidity, and vitality quite lacking in ordinary music. Collected Stories by Olaf Stapledon

Jules Verne The frequent rains changed to snow, and the weather became gloomy. The Field of Ice by Jules Verne

D. H. Lawrence I suppose I must have changed in myself. A Modern Lover by D. H. Lawrence [1933]

Andrew Lang Indeed the first thought of both of us was that we must have changed clothes. The Grey Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

George Gissing When they had talked for a long time, Milvain said in a changed tone: ‘I am told that your uncle is dead. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Sometimes the crooning changed to a shrill cry of passion, such as a maenad may have uttered in the train of Bacchus. I could make out no words, but the sound told its own tale. The Grove of Ashtaroth by John Buchan [1910]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Nothing harmed Gloria or changed her or moved her. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

He was so changed that Donna Josefa herself could hardly recognise him. Her Father’s Name by Florence Marryat [1878]

Virginia Woolf Mrs. Ramsay, who had been uneasy, waiting for Paul and Minta to come in, and unable, she felt, to settle to things, now felt her uneasiness changed to expectation. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf [1927]

William Morris Surely she hath changed in these last days, or it may be in these last hours: yea, or this very hour. The Well At The World’s End by William Morris [1896]

Rudyard Kipling Happen it was as much ‘Liza as th’ preacher and her father, but anyways they all meaned it, an’ I was fair shamed o’ mysen, an’ so I become what they call a changed character. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Snorri not only relates that Odin changed himself into another form, but he adds that by his spells he turned his enemies into boars. The Book of Were-Wolves by S. Baring-Gould [1865]

George Meredith She changed in colour and voice when I related what I had heard from Miss Goodwin, namely, that ‘some one’ had informed the princess I was in a dying state. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

The girl’s arch, laughing face changed in a moment to a tenderly earnest look of sorrow and anxiety. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Anthony Trollope When the silent consent is changed to fierce remonstrance, revolution is impending. North America by Anthony Trollope

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu If it ever comes, it will find me so changed — or dead, I sometimes begin to think, and try to make up my mind. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]

He first, it seems, thought of leaving his toilet-room to follow me, but, finding I was walking fast, and had gone far, changed his mind, and sent Wakungu running after me. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

I sat up in my bed; I was thinking of ringing for Winnefred, my heart was beating so, but feeling better soon I changed my mind. The Haunted Baronet by J. Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

E. Phillips Oppenheim It is not the first time that the future of the world has been changed by subterranean workings. The Spy Paramount by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Anthony Trollope But things get changed somehow. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Robert Louis Stevenson You have had your moment; but you have not changed the scene. Essays of Travel by Robert Louis Stevenson

Caroline Lamb Glenarvon’s countenance, rendered more terrible by the glimmering of the lamp, changed at these words. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

George Gissing She moved so as to part them, and then changed her position so that they touched again—so that they blended. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

George Gissing Litany Lane and Elm Court now wore a changed appearance. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

Louisa May Alcott Mr. Laurence’s ruddy face changed suddenly, and he sat down, with a troubled glance at the picture of a handsome man, which hung over his table. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

Wilkie Collins Nothing is changed but the position I once thought we might hold toward each other. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

T. E. Lawrence Consequently, at dawn we changed camp to the height of the Mejaber ridge, a mile west of the water and a hundred feet above the marshes, open to all winds that blew. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

She was not changed when sorrow came, That awed the sternest men; It rather seemed she kept her flame To comfort us till then. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

I will now give two or three instances both of diversified and of changed habits in the individuals of the same species. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

He knew now what had changed in her. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

Sinclair Lewis He had summoned Dr. Planish, who found a changed man. Gideon Planish by Sinclair Lewis

T. E. Lawrence The lava had changed its character. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Custom is not to be changed by a wise An, any more than it is changed by a wise Community, without the greatest deliberation, followed by the most earnest conviction. The Coming Race by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1871]

Walter Scott At last the restive brute changed her humour; and, from refusing to budge off the spot, suddenly stretched her nose homeward, and dashed into the ford as fast as she could scamper. The Monastery by Walter Scott [1820]

Her own manner changed to the man who had elevated her from the very mire to a position of splendour and honour. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Elizabeth Gaskell It changed her from the woman into the mother — the stern guardian of her child. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

Elizabeth Gaskell More rarely, perhaps, a Dalesman changed his dwelling. Half a Life-time Ago by Elizabeth Gaskell [1855]

Sinclair Lewis Well, we’d like to tell those fellows that in these twenty-odd years, the American businessman has changed completely. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

And he would have changed the name of Jerusalem, and have clept it Aelia; but that name lasted not long. The Travels of Sir John Mandeville by John Mandeville

Alfred was not so happy as to know that she had changed her mind with his note. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

But oil, because purely liquid, by reason of its subtility, is overcome by the fire, and so changed into flame. Symposiacs by Plutarch

Bronislaw Malinowski And their manners were not changed in the direction of amelioration, but the reverse. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

On second thoughts, however, he changed his mind. The Red Rat’s Daughter by Guy Boothby [1899]

Rudyard Kipling Several people wrote to deny that Huckley had been changed at birth. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

It was said that while the juror was making this suggestion Sir Arthur changed colour. The Murdered Cousin by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

We once travelled four hundred miles, inside a stage-coach, with a stout man, who had a glass of rum-and-water, warm, handed in at the window at every place where we changed horses. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

G. K. Chesterton Land-wards the hills, plains and woods lay bathed in the rose-red light; but it changed somewhat to purple, to cloud and something like storm over the distant violet strip of sea. The Flying Inn by G. K. Chesterton [1914]

But her face changed as she looked at him, and a wild cry broke from her lips. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Charles Stur At twelve miles we changed our course to 135 degrees to the west of south, or N.W., and kept upon it for the remainder of the day, direct for a prominent hill in the ranges before us. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

Henry Fielding I own I had once an extreme good opinion of him, but I changed it, and I acquainted you that I had so — ” “But not,” cries he, “with the reasons why you had changed it. Amelia by Henry Fielding

Jules Verne In consequence the current was changed to a regular torrent, rendering the passage difficult enough. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

D. H. Lawrence When Somers was talking and telling, it was fascinating, and his quick, mobile face changed and seemed full of magic. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

On, therefore, he went, till he reached a part where the country changed from cultivated fields into a heath of ferns and broom. I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni

Arthur Machen He had brought enough money to keep him for a while, but every time he changed a note he shook with fear, wondering whether it would be traced. Holy Terrors by Arthur Machen

She had worn a black gown belonging to me at the funeral, and she changed it for her gray alpaca gown before she left. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

Rafael Sabatini And then the thought of Lionel changed his mood a little. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

Species belonging to different genera and classes have not changed at the same rate, or in the same degree. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

Willa Cather While Fred and Thea watched from the doorway, the light changed to purple. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Andrew Lang The next day he changed himself into a brown horse and told his father that he was to set off to market with him. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Rudyard Kipling Mark, now, ‘ow Morshed changed his tactics to suit ‘is environment. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

As for milk, condensed is — I hope you don’t mind it?’ I changed the subject, and asked about his plans. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

She disliked the idea of telling Lady Francis she had changed her mind, and the discussion of the subject. The Pitfall by Mary Cholmondeley [1912]

Charles Dickens She changed as the door opened, and broke into a beaming smile. Hard Times by Charles Dickens [1854]

Leon Trotsky Blagonravov pulled himself up, changed his tone, and promised to do everything that needed to be done. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Virginia Woolf Not a penny piece has she changed all these years, and, watching her enviously, it seems as if all within must be pure gold. Jacob’s Room by Virginia Woolf [1920]

Henry James And with an effort to carry off that comedy he changed the subject. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

Henry James As she opened the door Selina said, in a changed voice: ‘I suppose it’s no use to ask you if you care to drive to Plash.’ ‘No, thank you, I don’t care — I shall take a walk. A London Life by Henry James [1888]

James Joyce He changed it by deedpoll, the father did. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

D. H. Lawrence All changed, the blossom of the universe changed its petals and swung round to look another way. The Man Who Died by D. H. Lawrence

Edith Wharton Only he didn’t, you see; not when they were little, and had to be wiped and changed and fed, and walked up and down when they were cutting their teeth. The Children by Edith Wharton [1928]

He changed the medicine that Featherstone had been giving, and said he saw no present reason why John should not go back to school. At Whitney Hall by Ellen Wood [1872]

Jack London It was the old village changed to a new place. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

Abraham Merri But it wasn’t — it wasn’t because of myself that I told you I’d changed my mind. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

Margaret Oliphant But matters were changed there as elsewhere. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

Wilkie Collins Or is it, that he sees and feels something changed in Me? I could scream with vexation and rage against myself. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Willa Cather What a voice!” AFTER that evening Thea’s work with Harsanyi changed somewhat. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Kenneth Grahame Outside his door, however, he tumbled over Augustus the cat, and made capture of him; and at once his mourning was changed into a song of triumph, as he conveyed his prize into port. Dream Days by Kenneth Grahame

Wilkie Collins His complexion, naturally dark and swarthy, changed instantly to a livid yellow white; his hand caught at the chair nearest to him, and he dropped into it heavily. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

But Croudy does not behave well after his transformation, so he is changed into a cat with endless life. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Jules Verne Despair had completely changed his countenance. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Arthur Conan Doyle Then at the end of the verse the scourge changed hands and the chanting began anew. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Danae means a shower of gold, does it not?” “That is to say that the Jupiter of Danae changed himself into a shower of gold for her. Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Wilkie Collins She had now no elder woman to comfort and advise her; she lived alone with her father, who invariably changed the subject whenever she spoke of the old times. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

And the mixture of respiration with the air always makes some new exhalation which is altered and changed by the flux of the air coming from abroad and again going out. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

In the last half-second he changed his mind just as suddenly as he had made it up, stuck both toes in hard, and skidded to a stop up against the fence. Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey

Thomas Hardy Fortunately for her the milk in the revolving churn at that moment changed its squashing for a decided flick-flack. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

It changed to a more dreadful pallor; a greyness crept over it. Shadows of Ecstasy by Charles Williams

He had not gone twenty yards down the ravine when another sound made him stand still as if changed into stone. The Rover by Joseph Conrad [1923]

The confessor himself might have passed through many a fit, so much was he changed by the results of this interview. The Avenger by Thomas de Quincey

Walter Scott The beautiful and innocent lips to which Artavan de Hautlieu had approached his own, were now changed into the hideous and bizarre form, and bestial aspect of a fiery dragon. Count Robert of Paris by Walter Scott [1832]

Confused, indeed, grew she: for, alas! she had changed and partly spent it. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Anatole France M. Jérôme Coignard, seeing her become red with anger, changed the conversation with kindly meant ability. At the Sign of the Reine Pédauque by Anatole France

T. E. Lawrence The air seemed cold enough to freeze anything, but did not: the wind, which had changed during the night, swept into us from the west in hindering buzzards. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Guy de Maupassan Death! It was as if the world was going to disappear from her; but no, since nothing would be changed in the world, not even her bedroom. Yvette by Guy de Maupassan

I was dimly conscious of what was evidently the beginning of a roar from Diana, but its tone was changed abruptly to one in which surprise and, as with me, pain, had the greater part. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

Andrew Lang In a word, I had been changed into a copper pot, and my arms formed the handle. The Grey Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Radclyffe Hall She thought: ‘Yes, she’s changed a good deal in these two years —’ then she sighed half in sadness and half in contentment. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

Anthony Trollope No doubt it changed with him, increasing as his money increased. Dr. Wortle’s school by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope All that will be changed when you are with strangers. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

E. Phillips Oppenheim I had a fresh one ready, so I changed them. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

Algernon Blackwood One story had it that “dabbling in magic” had lost him his position in the Church. Yet he was deemed an asset to the Society. Whatever it was, the key changed sharply. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

H. G. Wells By Land’s End and along here and so on to Tintagel.” “You’ll find it changed in a moment. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

The back of the boy, owing to the incessant misses of the waddy, changed from brown to purple, and a red ribbon wavered down his thigh. Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield

Then the foliage changed suddenly to great serpents twined about the boughs. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

Chepstead, another village: here, for the second time, we changed horses. Travels in England during the reign of Queen Elizabeth by Paul Hentzner

Andrew Lang The butcher got ready his pole-axe; but just as he was going to strike, the cow changed itself into a dove and flew away, and the butcher stood staring after it as if he were turned to stone. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Gertrude Stein She has never changed her opinion about this. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

She had just changed her cotton gown for one of pink summer muslin, and looked as fresh as a daisy. Sandstone Torr by Ellen Wood [1874]

But the music changed again and both threat and impatience disappeared. The Day of the Locust by Nathanael Wes

Henry David Thoreau But he, poor man, disturbed only a couple of fins while I was catching a fair string, and he said it was his luck; but when we changed seats in the boat luck changed seats too. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

When we catch a wild falcon which has changed its plumage we term it a hagard. The Maker of Moons by Robert W. Chambers

Presently, however, he caught sight of himself in the little mirror that was suspended at the side of the car, and at once his appearance of amusement was changed into a frown. The Jest of Life by Arthur Gask [1936]

Thomas Hardy The character of the town’s trading had changed from bulk to multiplicity and pence were handled now as pounds had been handled earlier in the day. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

There must be some mysterious attraction, Mr. Fenton. I think your friend is a good deal changed of late. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

I changed my seat, but the wind changed too, and blew smoke and flames against my scorched face. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

Abraham Merri The bireme had changed course, swept down parallel with it to shear off its starboard bank of oars. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

It was to be half-past twelve, but they’ve changed it to one o’clock. Limehouse Nights by Thomas Burke

I had previously changed all my clothes, and had no garment on which had been in a puerperal room. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

George Gissing To this day I cannot account for Mr. Gresham’s changed manner towards me, but I am perfectly sure that he wished to bring about the end which actually arrived, and drive me away from him. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Anthony Trollope Then the “Faery Queen” would be changed for a novel, and she would look up from her book to see whether Patience had turned upon her any glance of reprobation. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

John Galsworthy It was unnatural the way he kept his feelings in check! And, as became a woman, compassion soon changed in her to irritation. Over the River by John Galsworthy

Anthony Trollope I am inclined to think that Miss Garrow was right in saying that the world is changed as touching mistletoe boughs. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

Thomas Hardy Will you lend me your clothes?” “I don’t mind if I do,” said Hedger Luxellian; and they changed there and then. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

Robert Louis Stevenson Bred an attorney, he had (like both his brothers) changed his way of life, and was called to the bar when past thirty. Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin by Robert Louis Stevenson

Thomas Hardy I then thought of following them, but have changed my mind, and come here to jot down these few lines. A Changed Man by Thomas Hardy [1913]

H. G. Wells Never before have the conditions of life changed so swiftly and enormously as they have changed for mankind in the last fifty years. What are we to do with our lives? by H. G. Wells [1928]

I thought at first that the brute would go up Bheinn Fhada and carry off our lot with him, but he came to a halt, changed his mind, and made for the Haripol march and the col. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

Andrew Lang He changed clothes with his brother, and went into the palace. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Miles Franklin Where joy for ever dwells; hail, horrors; hail, Infernal world; and thou, profoundest hell, Receive thy new possessor; one who brings A mind not to be changed by place or time. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

Wilkie Collins In that short interval he had become in outward appearance a changed man; expression, voice, and manner, all were altered. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

When at last he looked, he saw the same sphere as before, but now all was changed on it. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

E. F. Benson Day after day a gale screamed through this upland valley that should have been so windless and serene, bringing with it a tornado of sleet that changed to snow by night. The Other Bed by E. F. Benson

Charles Dickens The strange influence (this was the story) now changed to a fainter one, but never changed afterwards. The Holly-Tree by Charles Dickens [1855]

Wilkie Collins There, kneeling beneath the statue of the Madonna, in an elegant pose of adoration, was my wide-awake miscreant of a model, changed to the hero of the most fashionable miracle of the day. A Passage in the Life of Perugino Potts by Wilkie Collins [1852]

George Gissing But you have changed a good deal. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

William Hope Hodgson Evidently, the old beggar had changed his opinion as to my need for sleep. The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson

George Meredith Then the Countess changed to a dramatic posture, and whispered aloud, ‘Hush: she is here. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

A beast of a servant came up with a lantern, at last, shouting —‘Keep fast, Skulker, keep fast!’ He changed his note, however, when he saw Skulker’s game. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

Wilkie Collins The whole expression of his face changed in an instant — changed so darkly that she recoiled from him in terror, and put back the hair into the newspaper. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

The winter of 1762 went by, and the succeeding year had run nearly half its course, before he changed his quarters. Sterne by H. D. Traill [1882]

Elizabeth Gaskell Oh! how I hope it!’ These last words were like a wail; but I believe she was afraid of breaking down, for she changed the key in which she spoke, and hurried on. Cousin Phillis by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

Thomas Hughes How changed and stern the Doctor seemed from the last time that Tom was up there, as the keeper told the story, not omitting to state how Tom had called him blackguard names. Tom Brown’s School Days by Thomas Hughes

Robert Louis Stevenson She was all changed again, to the clocked stockings. Catriona by Robert Louis Stevenson