Phrases with "city"

Isabella Bird In returning from a long stroll round the city a wet place had to be crossed, and when we reached it there were saddle-horses ready. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

So ended Ducal Mantua. The Austrians held the city till 1797. Italian Journeys by William Dean Howells [1867]

History repeats itself, and every city is bound by all the laws of civilisation to have one special street, wherein the votaries of fashion can congregate. The Mystery of a Hansom Cab by Fergus Hume

Henry Handel Richardson The cemetery was a long way off — was out beyond the octroi-house and the city walls. Two Tales of Old Strasbourg by Henry Handel Richardson

In the early sunlight of the next day, we tossed close off the buoy and saw the city sparkle in its groves about the foot of the Punch-bowl, and the masts clustering thick in the small harbour. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Anthony Trollope It would be as well to make a railway a division, or the center line of a city a national boundary. North America by Anthony Trollope

They no longer made difficulties about letting strangers enter, therefore M. de Monsoreau went straight through the city to the palace, and asked for the duke. Chicot the Jester by Alexandre Dumas

They urged Cortes not to enter the city that day, but to pass the night in the suburbs, that their master might have time to prepare suitable accommodations for him. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Theodore Dreiser He began to see as one sees a city with a wall about it. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

H. G. Wells My mother had perhaps an exaggerated idea of the moral dangers of the great city and too little confidence in my innate chastity and good sense. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Henry Handel Richardson Mahony was for marching off to take the best legal advice the city had to offer. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

Robert Louis Stevenson The city is as silent as a city of the dead: from all its humming thoroughfares, not a voice, not a footfall, reaches you upon the hill. Edinburgh Picturesque Notes by Robert Louis Stevenson

E. Phillips Oppenheim Talks of chucking the city and town life, and going to live in the country. The Long Arm of Mannister by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1909]

Nathaniel Hawthorne In short, newer manners and customs had almost entirely superseded those of the Puritans, even in their own city of refuge. The Snow Image and other stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1851]

The ashes of the God were no longer safe at Abydos. Situate in the midst of a rich corn country on the high road to Thebes, no city south of Memphis lay more exposed to the hazards of war. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Charles Dickens There are ancient traditions (common to many parts of the world) of the ruined city having been seen below, when the water was clear; but however that may be, from this spot of earth it vanished. Pictures from Italy by Charles Dickens [1846]

H. G. Wells And the whole of this gigantic city was convulsed by their struggle. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

Willa Cather He had not become a trim, self-satisfied city man. O Pioneers! by Willa Cather [1913]

George Gissing A friend of my father’s, also a city man, Woodstock by name, was left my guardian. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

William Makepeace Thackeray This dismal pleasant place is a suburb of the second city in Ireland, and one of the most beautiful spots about the town. The Irish Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

Mark Twain It is not good judgment to fit a crown of life upon a city which has been destroyed six times. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

F. Scott Fitzgerald McIntyre seemed closely related to the prairies, and Samuel had the little flicker of envy that city people feel toward men who live in the open. Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Oscar Wilde And the thing shall be done to-night, for I would not that the Sun, who is my father, should see that there is in my city a man whom I cannot slay. A House of Pomegranates by Oscar Wilde

Their mother said it was called a city because a bishop lived there, and that a big fair was held there once a year, and that was all she seemed to know about it. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Willa Cather He was a city man, a gentle man, and though he had married a rough farm girl, he had never touched her without gentleness. Obscure Destinies by Willa Cather [1932]

Baldwin Spencer The Ertnatulunga may be regarded as the early rudiment of a city or house of refuge. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

An angry God had stretched out His hand against the wicked city where sin and profaneness sat in the high places. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

Anthony Trollope The usage had obtained the strength of law, but the General was not on that account debarred from city employment during the interval. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Sinclair Lewis And let me tell you that this city is lucky in having for health-officer a man who is honest and who actually knows something!” But their congregations were poor. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

Anthony Trollope But there, as the result of their labor, stands a fair great city on the southern banks of the Ohio. Here General Buell held his headquarters, but his army lay at a distance. North America by Anthony Trollope

The city was a vast charnel-house, in which all was hastening to decay and decomposition. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Sinclair Lewis Lonely people in city restaurants simply do not get acquainted. Our Mr. Wrenn by Sinclair Lewis

William Godwin But there was a certain man, called Simon, which before time in the same city used sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some great one. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

Anthony Trollope To no city can have been given more means of riches. North America by Anthony Trollope

Richard Burton On our road to Meccah, the Badawi attacked a party of city Arabs, and the fight was determined with these harmless weapons. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Miles Franklin The city piles were outlined against the effulgent sunset ocean of liquid gold as I returned to Geebung Villa for the last time. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

Anthony Trollope It is the place from whence Washington should be seen by those who wish to think well of the present city and of its future prosperity. North America by Anthony Trollope

Arnold Bennett These men helped you to understand the state of mind which puts a city to the sack, and makes victims especially of the innocent and the defenceless. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

The city was said to contain from twenty to thirty thousand inhabitants. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Once, so stories tell, when Pallas' city behind him Leaving, Theseus' fleet to the winds given hopefully parted, Clasping then his son spake Aegeus, straitly commanding. Poems and Fragments by Catullus

Rudyard Kipling Bagheera has slain all the horses in one village, and — what is a King?” “I told thee,” said Kaa softly to the Cobra — “I told thee, four moons ago, that thy city was not. The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling [1895]

Henry James Miss Garland took a mighty fancy to Florence, and used to look down wistfully at the towered city from the windows and garden. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

Leon Trotsky A large trunk was packed with vessels containing butter, jars full of jam and other gifts for the city relatives. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Wilkie Collins If we had been in the biggest and worst-governed city on the civilised earth, we should have found no public vehicle, open to the air, which could offer accommodation to three people. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

H. G. Wells When I came gliding down to the safe spread of level green I had chosen, I was as cool and ready as a city clerk who drops off an omnibus in motion, and I had learnt much more than soaring. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

Leon Trotsky From San Sebastian, where I was delighted by the sea and appalled by the prices, I went to Madrid, and found myself in a city in which I knew no one, not a single soul, and no one knew me. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Virginia Woolf On the other side the city is white as if with age; St. Paul’s swells white above the fretted, pointed, or oblong buildings beside it. Jacob’s Room by Virginia Woolf [1920]

Mark Twain Naples, with its immediate suburbs, contains six hundred and twenty-five thousand inhabitants, but I am satisfied it covers no more ground than an American city of one hundred and fifty thousand. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

They missed the noise of the traffic and the stirring of the great city which never slept. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

The hill which bore the nearest red city split asunder in awful crevasses that belched flame and smoke and closed again. Claimed! by Francis Stevens

The Imperial palace is without the city and fortified with strong walls. Travels in Morocco by James Richardson

It is not the only proof we have of his intention to leave the city for a while. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

Washington Irving At length the city of Granada was once more welcomed by the royal presence. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

Sinclair Lewis There is no city as large as Minneapolis that has as large not to say lovely a lake as Minnetonka within so small a comparable distance. Kingsblood Royal by Sinclair Lewis

H.P. Lovecraft And it was under a horned waning moon that I saw the city for the first time. Polaris by H.P. Lovecraft [1918]

Leo Tolstoy Simeon went to war, to serve the Czar; Tarras went to a city and became a merchant; and Ivan, with his sister, remained at home to work on the farm. Ivan the Fool by Leo Tolstoy

This city sits upon a fair river, great and broad, that men clepe Caramaron. This river passeth throughout Cathay. And it doth often-time harm, and that full great, when it is over great. The Travels of Sir John Mandeville by John Mandeville

Benjamin Disraeli The conservatories and forcing-houses looked, in the distance, like a city of glass. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

He measured out the rope to twice the length of his outstretched arms, and when the ruined city was once more silent he peered over, letting that measured section run through his hands. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

Rudyard Kipling We found a city among hills which knew itself to be a prize greatly coveted by the Kaiser. For, truly, it was a pleasant, a desirable, and an insolent city. France at War by Rudyard Kipling [1915]

Rudyard Kipling The Bandar-log have taken him beyond the river to the monkey city — to the Cold Lairs. They may stay there for a night, or ten nights, or an hour. The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling [1894]

As an instance, the commander of the fortified city already mentioned is reported to have ordered his garrison to kill as few of their assailants as possible. The Land Beyond the Blow by Ambrose Bierce

When they reached Florence, they found it, as Rose Hawthorne says, very hot — much too hot to enjoy the city as it should be enjoyed. The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns [1906]

Anthony Trollope But of late Ludovic had left his uncle’s office, and had entered the service of certain brewers in Nuremberg, who were more liberal in their views as to wages than were the city magistrates. Linda Tressel by Anthony Trollope [1868]

Fame thro’ the little city spreads aloud Th’ intended march, amid the fearful crowd: The matrons beat their breasts, dissolve in tears, And double their devotion in their fears. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

Jules Verne After examining this city of morses, I began to think of returning. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

H. G. Wells The one that hung low above Niagara city came still lower and dropped a rope ladder to pick up men from the power-house. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

Andrew Lang As he entered the city he saw that the inhabitants were all racing with one accord towards the market-place, and he also turned his horse in the same direction, curious to know what was going forward. The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

James Joyce I met him one day in the south city markets buying a tin of Neave’s food six weeks before the wife was delivered. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Such a warehouse is a city in itself, laid out in streets and avenues, with the private tenements on either hand duly numbered, and accessible only to the tenants or their order. Literature and Life by William Dean Howells

At his death the gaudy city became hateful; all its pretended pleasures only served to exhaust life the faster. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

Thomas Hardy We arrived here this morning in broad sunlight, which lit up the sea-girt buildings as we approached so that they seemed like a city of cork floating raft-like on the smooth, blue deep. A Changed Man by Thomas Hardy [1913]

Anthony Trollope The city did not care for her, nor she for the city. Linda Tressel by Anthony Trollope [1868]

Last night they have over-written all the city walls with ‘Up with the Republic!’ and ‘Death to the Pope!’ The police have been searching for the subscribers, but have caught none as yet. Byron by John Nichol [1880]

Miles Franklin Behind was the city so full of people, but nowhere in it had I found anyone to whom I could tell my perplexities with any hope of being understood or really helped. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

Six months ago a city clerk, just a common drudge of finance, gets himself convicted of a common embezzlement or something of that kind. The Planter of Malata by Joseph Conrad [1915]

To Paz it was, a city of prosperous name, that the cornet first moved. The Spanish Nun by Thomas De Quincey [1847]

He must have loved the city for its own sake. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

Jules Verne By what strange whim was it that she was stopped over the city of Paris? We do not know; but down she came till she was within a few hundred feet of the ground. Robur the Conqueror by Jules Verne [1887]

Theodore Dreiser At the last hour, before stuffing the boxes, he would learn how the city was going. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Thomas Paine To hold it in the manner you hold New York, would be an additional dead weight upon your hands; and if a general conquest is your object, you had better be without the city than with it. The American Crisis by Thomas Paine

Wilkie Collins We were both young men then, and lived, I am afraid, rather a wild life, in the delightful city of our sojourn. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

G. K. Chesterton The second was a stray cat; the cat did not look sad so much as simply indifferent; it might have been a wild dog or any such wanderer prowling about a city of the dead. The Return of Don Quixote by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

In a very few hours I arrived in a city that always makes me think of a whited sepulchre. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad [1899]

George Eliot You will have the satisfaction of delivering your city from an incubus by an able stratagem, instead of risking blunders with sword-thrusts. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

H. G. Wells Meanwhile the insurrectionary movement in the giant city grew uncontrollable. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

Jack London At one time the nations of Europe confined the undesirable Jews in city ghettos. The People of the Abyss by Jack London [1903]

George MacDonald By and by we could from the plain see the city among the blue clouds. Lilith by George MacDonald

And, with Khartoum once cut off from communication with Egypt, what might not happen? Colonel Coetlogon began to calculate how long the city would hold out. Eminent Victorians by Lytton Strachey

Thomas Hardy The sparrows became busy in the streets, and the city waxed denser around them. Life’s Little Ironies by Thomas Hardy

Jack London The walls and towers and shafts of that fair city will arise to the sound of singing, and into its beauty and wonder will be woven, not sighs and groans, but music and laughter. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

George Meredith Their susceptibilities demanded that they should escape from a city circle. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Theodore Dreiser She looked much at what she could see of the Hudson from her west windows and of the great city building up rapidly on either hand. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Jacques Futrelle It’s worse than making a city directory. The Chase of the Golden Plate by Jacques Futrelle [1906]

He invested it on all sides by land, whilst its other enemies blockaded it by sea; so that the city was reduced to famine. The Life of Petrarch by Thomas Campbell

Marshal de la Marque, with the king’s permission, appointed the city of Sedan as the place of combat. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

They reached the city at last, and Maurice saw how wise the abbe had been in preventing him from assuming a disguise. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

H. G. Wells It is only now in the distant retrospect that I identify that far-off city of wonder, and luminous mist with the commonplace little town, through whose narrow streets we drove to the railway station. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

E. Phillips Oppenheim At any rate to feel himself in the same city with her was some consolation. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

Sinclair Lewis Personally, I prefer a city with a future so unknown that it excites my imagination. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

Edgar Allan Poe Our quarrel was now made up, and we looked about the room for an aperture through which to survey the city of Edina. Windows there were none. Humorous Tales by Edgar Allan Poe

You have no idea, literally no conception, of the interesting and important problems which are raised by the mere fact of Abraham leaving the city of Ur. It’s amazing, I assure you. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

A plain memorial brass on the walls of Rochester Cathedral vindicates the share which the ancient city and its neighbourhood will always have in his fame. Dickens by Adolphus William Ward [1882]

Gleams of light peeped only from the gilding of the dome of the Invalides, like lamps burning in the daytime, sad and vague amidst the crepuscular veil of mourning in which the city was draped. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

Gustave Flauber Suddenly the entire city rose; blue, yellow, and white veils moved on the walls in the redness of the evening. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

H.P. Lovecraft They bend the forest and crush the city, yet may not forest or city behold the hand that smites. The Dunwich Horror by H.P. Lovecraft [1928]

The city seems so much more in earnest: its business, its rush, its roar, are such serious things, sights, and sounds. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

Mark Twain We rode half through the city and through the famous “street which is called Straight” without seeing any thing, hardly. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Unhappily, he died, and later, you came over to Adelaide and took your place”— the archdeacon made a deep bow here —“of such importance in this beautiful city of the plains. The Jest of Life by Arthur Gask [1936]

I heard Monsieur de Malfort telling my sister about a supper given by a wealthy wine-cooper’s lady from Aldersgate. The city people copy everything that their superiors wear or do. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

But — a city! Surely, here was the strangest city that ever mortal eyes beheld. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

H. G. Wells It was impossible for the Prince to desist, and own himself defeated, and it was impossible to subdue the city except by largely destroying it. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

Their city was become odious to me, and whenever I thought upon Shekerleb my heart swelled with rage. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier

They were now leaving the city in hostile array, not against an Indian foe, but their own countrymen. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Wilkie Collins In course of time, the whole city was panic-stricken by the new robber and his band — the very Boulevards were deserted after nightfall. Memoirs of an Adopted Son by Wilkie Collins [1861]

Thomas Hardy Jude now perceived that, so far as solid flesh went, he had the whole aged city to himself with the exception of a belated townsman here and there, and that he seemed to be catching a cold. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

They had, in fact, seen quite enough of Philadelphia city hall, in any century. The Heads of Cerberus by Francis Stevens

Mark Twain We took the cars and came up here to ancient Cairo, which is an Oriental city and of the completest pattern. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Sinclair Lewis He loved his city with passionate wonder. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

H. G. Wells Out of the bitter social conflict below rose patriotic associations, brotherhoods of order, city mayors, princes, provisional committees, trying to establish an order below and to keep the sky above. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

George Meredith The city was like a landscape smitten black by the thunder-cloud. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

William Makepeace Thackeray Ah, my boy, I must show you Paris and Vienna!’ I said there was nothing I longed for more than to see any city but Berlin, and should be delighted to be free of the odious military service. The Memoires of Barry Lyndon by William Makepeace Thackeray [1852]

George Meredith Then the whitecoats were seen flowing over, the motley surging hosts from the city in pursuit—foam of a storm-torrent hurled forward by the black tumult of precipitous waters. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

The greater part of the old city was built of this alabaster-like34 material. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

John Lewis Burckhard Some call them the mountains of Faran others Fyran. The city of Faran was one of the cities belonging to Midian, and remained so until the present times. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

H.P. Lovecraf Finally I saw a green-litten plain far below me, and discerned on it the twisted towers of a city built in no fashion I had ever known or read or dreamed of. Fragments by H.P. Lovecraf

The city still looked the ancient capital of the two hundred thousand souls it once embraced, and in its stony repair there was no hint of decay. Familiar Spanish Travels by William Dean Howells

Rudyard Kipling With the growing light, Amber stands revealed, and the traveller sees that it is a city that will never wake. Letters of Marque by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Arthur Conan Doyle He was anxious to see the faster side of city life, and certainly, though I say it, he could not have chosen a more competent guide. Tales of Terror and Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle [1923]

Scarcely the war-worn Greeks shall win such favour of heaven, Neptune's bonds of stone from Dardan city to loosen, Dankly that high-heav'd grave shall gory Polyxena crimson. Poems and Fragments by Catullus

I come from a city not built of hands to this city of man’s glory and his shame to bring to you a message—no new thing, but that old one which the world has forgotten. A Second Coming by Richard Marsh [1900]

Robert Louis Stevenson The architect was essentially a town bird, and he laid out the modern city with a view to street scenery, and to street scenery alone. Edinburgh Picturesque Notes by Robert Louis Stevenson

Isabella Bird These picturesque beings — the bullock-waggons setting out for the Far West — the medley of different nations and costumes in the streets — make the city a spectacle of great interest. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

Sinclair Lewis The city of Vernon was newer then — in 1900. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

If there is any State or city which might claim to be the American headquarters of the nature-trusting heresy, provided it be one, that State is Massachusetts, and that city is its capital. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

Sir Richard Burton So he entered the city and they decorated the houses, and it was a notable day. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

Rudyard Kipling You can order whole quarters of a city to be pulled down or burnt up; and you can trust to the armed co-operation of the nearest troops to see that your prescriptions are properly carried out. A Book of Words by Rudyard Kipling [1928]

H. G. Wells The city demands more persistent, more intellectualized and less intense physical desires than the countryside. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

She knew he went to the city and the theater; but nobody from the city ever came to visit him. Mother by Maksim Gorky

Victor Hugo Weymouth, a hamlet, was then the suburb of Melcombe Regis, a city and port. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Don’t you see we can crack the shell of mystery? We can make him NEWS—like any shop-girl who runs away from home or city gent that loses his memory. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

Mark Twain It is said there are hundreds of people in this curious city who never have seen a living horse in their lives. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Benjamin Disraeli The city was surrounded by a beautiful region of corn-fields and fruit-trees. The Rise of Iskander by Benjamin Disraeli [1834]

We ought to have got them into some school where they’d have got acquainted with city girls — girls who could help them along. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

E. Phillips Oppenheim The streets and squares, too, of the southern city were silent and empty. To Win the Love He Sought by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1895]

I was the usual young city worker who scoots for the 8. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

Leon Trotsky When he came back he was wearing city boots and a sheepskin coat with a front embroidered in colors. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Mark Twain Though another claims the name, old Damascus is by right the Eternal City. We reached the city gates just at sundown. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Before they could realize that they had spent an afternoon and a night in Melbourne they had left the city and had embarked on an inland voyage of five hundred miles up country. Tiny Luttrell by E. W. Hornung [1893]

John Lewis Burckhard On the other side of the Wady, about half an hour distant from it, upon a Tel, is the ruined city called Kaszr Berdoweil (ﻝﻳﻭﺑﺩﺮﺑ ﺮﺼﻗ) (Castle of Baldwin). Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

His castle in that case would have been outside of the old city walls. Italian Journeys by William Dean Howells [1867]

Ralph Waldo Emerson A susceptible man could not wear a name which represented in a strict sense a city or a county of England, without hearing in it a challenge to duty and honor. English Traits by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1856]

Add the gloom of a moonless night, and something more than great natural intelligence and a city education is required to preserve one’s knowledge of direction. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

Mark Twain He turned this way and that, and finally gave it up and signified that he was going to spend the remainder of the morning trying to find the city gate again. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

In the evening WHB took the boys to see the city illurninations. The Bragg Family in Adelaide by John Jenkin

Jacques Futrelle Outside was the vague, indefinable night drone of a city asleep, unbroken by any sound that was distinguishable, until finally there came the distant boom of a clock. Elusive Isabel by Jacques Futrelle [1909]

In the tales, or pamphlets as they were then called, he turns to account his wide knowledge of city vices. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

Arthur Conan Doyle We had left the damp fog of the great city behind us, and the night was fairly fine. The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Jack London I would horse her and ride away with her and my men into Syria away from this cursed city of folly. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

The house is very small, and most astonishingly dirty and void of decoration, considering that it is the only place of public amusement that the city affords. Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope

Mark Twain The Golden Horn is a narrow arm of the sea, which branches from the Bosporus (a sort of broad river which connects the Marmora and Black Seas,) and, curving around, divides the city in the middle. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Sinclair Lewis Culture has become as necessary an adornment and advertisement for a city to-day as pavements or bank-clearances. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

At any rate, my first thought on reaching London was that I was in the same city with my enemy, and my second to wonder how I could best get even with him. The Lust of Hate by Guy Boothby [1898]

Nathaniel Hawthorne There was a cat — as there invariably is in such places — who evidently thought herself entitled to the privileges of forest life in this close heart of city conventionalisms. The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

George Gissing London lay beneath the night like a city of hopeless toil, of aimless conflict, of frustration and barrenness. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Robert Louis Stevenson But, alas! from these there is no city of refuge. Prince Otto by Robert Louis Stevenson

Edith Wharton The city itself seemed to have made as little impression on him as its speech. The Hermit and the Wild Woman and other stories by Edith Wharton [1908]

Thomas Wolfe Another man, looking out upon the city in its early-morning nakedness, might have thought its forms inhuman, monstrous, and Assyrian in their insolence. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

The figure Alfred sought was not there; and he wondered he had been so childish as to hope she would come to a city ball. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Tobias Smolle Lyons is a great, populous, and flourishing city but I am surprised to find it is counted a healthy place, and that the air of it is esteemed favourable to pulmonic disorders. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

I’m fond of Paris and Parisian ways, and know my way about that glorious city almost as well as you, though I never married a French wife. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Guildford on the Swan. Arrival at Perth. Reception by the Mayor. The city decorated. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

Some good was nevertheless effected; for the mere presence of two such armies prevented the besieged city from receiving supplies, and the inhabitants were reduced by famine to the most woful straits. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Abraham Merri They were, in color, replicas of that I had glimpsed before our descent into this place and against whose gleaming cataracts the outlines of the incredible city had lowered. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

Three weeks exactly after the doctor’s death, and five weeks after the operation, I was to make my first excursion into the city to cash the fifty pound cheques he had drawn. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

Black Wolf had been heavily backed away from the course, and the city bookmakers had been hard hit. The Dark Highway by Arthur Gask [1928]

You know that the whole city has its eyes fixed upon the conduct of the female portion of the court. Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Robert Louis Stevenson Altogether, I had never seen a worse neighbourhood, even in the great city of Edinburgh, and I was in two minds to go back. The Master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson

E. Phillips Oppenheim The roar of the great city was hushed and silent. To Win the Love He Sought by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1895]

I say better, because I hold it nobler in Urraca to have rejected the love of a wicked king than in Guzman to have let the Moors slay his son rather than surrender a city to them. Familiar Spanish Travels by William Dean Howells

Dusk had just fallen as we went up the tower and, for a long while, we both stood silent watching the lights of the far-flung city beneath us. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

Sir Richard Burton Now he had inquired of the King’s people the name of the city and of its King and his daughter, and men had told him that it was the city of Sana’a. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

He would send down detectives from the city to try and stampede me into admissions that would give me away. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

Down a broad highway through avenues of ghostly trees, over the dim park lands, through dark and silent city streets, and then over park lands once again, until the long Port-road was reached. The Lonely House by Arthur Gask [1929]

Wilkie Collins He stopped again where the postern of Micklegate still stands, and still strengthens the city wall as of old. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Mr Dickson McCunn was entering his loyal city of Melina. But now he knew only consuming anxiety and something not far from terror. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

On the following day the chiefs of the maiden city gave him a public audience. The Life of Petrarch by Thomas Campbell

Anthony Trollope What city has done better than this? All these men, save one, are now alive and in the full possession of their powers. North America by Anthony Trollope

The city itself extended above this, for we could see the terraced streets rising above our heads; but here our progress ended at the great cavern in the chief square, opposite the pyramid. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

They played with tremendous zest, like two city gents who wanted hard exercise to open their pores. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan [1915]

Oscar Wilde Never have I seen anything so marvellous; and the city in which she dances is but a day’s journey from this place. A House of Pomegranates by Oscar Wilde

Willa Cather A furious gale was beating over the city from Lake Michigan. The streets were full of cold, hurrying, angry people, running for street-cars and barking at each other. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

He knows not where we lodge in Rotterdam, and the city is large, and we have parted company once already. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

D. H. Lawrence He saw that the mechanic had a fine face, and pleasant eyes, and that the grin was hardly more than a city habit. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

George Meredith But what was the Kremlin, that had seen a city perish, to this Bench where my father languished! There was no comparing them for tragic horror. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

My first childish impression of London was not of a city of people, but of a city of lamps and the lit windows of shops. London in My Time by Thomas Burke

Washington Irving On a mountain, above the city of Borsa, and overlooking the great valley of the Nile, was a figure of a ram, and above it a figure of a cock, both of molten brass, and turning upon a pivot. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

Oscar Wilde And when the Hermit had given away his knowledge of God, he fell upon the ground and wept, and a great darkness hid him from the city and the young Robber, so that he saw them no more. Poems in Prose by Oscar Wilde [1894]

Woe is me, Alhama!a4 Letters to the Monarch tell How Alhama’s city fell: In the fire the scroll he threw, And the messenger he slew. Poems 1816-1823 by Byron [1816-1823]

Henry James And she had taken no great trouble about it either: she had not hidden herself away in an undiscoverable hole; she had boldly settled down in a city of exhibition. The Aspern Papers by Henry James [1888]