Phrases with "dash"

George Meredith The dash is a haven reached that would not be greeted if it stood out in words. The Tragic Comedians by George Meredith [1880]

George Meredith Supposing he had soothed her warmly? All her sentiments collected in her bosom to dash in reprobation of him at the thought. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Sinclair Lewis A failure! As he waited on the stoop of the square, white, characterless house of the Widow Clark, he wanted to dash back to the station and take the first train — anywhere. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

Bram Stoker In the pause he spoke in a sort of keen, cutting whisper, pointing as he spoke to Jonathan. “‘Silence! If you make a sound I shall take him and dash his brains out before your very eyes. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

He comes! I hear the dash of the oar. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

On the contrary, had it not been for the presence of three burly fellows, who immediately took up their places beside me, I fancy I should have made a dash for liberty. My Strangest Case by Guy Boothby [1901]

The horsewhipping business had given quite a pleasant zest, a flavour of excitement, a dash of what it is the fashion nowadays to call “sensation,” to the wind-up of the hunting breakfast. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Captain Fennel swept past Charley into the salon, and threw himself into a chair behind the door, after trying to dash it to; but they were trooping in behind him. Featherston’s Story by Ellen Wood [1889]

The doors swing to and fro, as hurrying members dash in and out to scan the market and ascertain how far they may be affected by this unlooked-for failure. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Oscar Wilde The sweep and dash of the brush on the canvas made the only sound that broke the stillness, except when, now and then, Hallward stepped back to look at his work from a distance. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

Anthony Trollope Your loving cousin, but not loving as he oughtn’t to love, FRANK HOUSTON “I shall still make a dash for the Tyrol when this episode at Glenbogie is over. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope She was soft, feminine, almost humble — but still with a dash of humour in her, when she was sufficiently at her ease with them to be happy. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

F. Scott Fitzgerald Beyond a sporting interest in the German dash for Paris the whole affair failed either to thrill or interest him. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Its comrades are terror-struck for a moment and dash madly into the thickets, but soon forget their fear. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

E. F. Benson Out of her inability to find the brake on her bicycle, thus madly scorching through a crowded street, she had built herself a monument for dash and high athletic prowess. Trouble for Lucia by E. F. Benson [1939]

Jules Verne Suddenly, the truth seemed to dash across my mind. The Survivors of the Chancellor by Jules Verne [1875]

Edith Wharton A mocking hand seemed to dash the words from his lips. The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

Jack London He would run till Buck’s head was even with his flank, when he would whirl around at bay, only to dash away again at the first opportunity. The Call of the Wild by Jack London [1903]

Virginia Woolf They sigh things off and they smile things off, but they never seize the silver table by the legs or dash the teacups on the floor. The Common Reader by Virginia Woolf [1925]

Anthony Trollope The old saying of “honour among thieves” isn’t without a dash of truth in it. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Jules Verne He made a dash at the fragment of bacon, and seemed determined to wrest it from my grasp. The Survivors of the Chancellor by Jules Verne [1875]

The smoke was less thick in the attic, and with his handkerchief wet with the rain and bound across his mouth he made a dash for the ground room. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

Virginia Woolf Perhaps a dash of powder was needed, and if her hair were disposed — so — about her brow, it might become her. Orlando by Virginia Woolf [1928]

Anthony Trollope A little more air, if you could, mum — and just dash the water on in drops like. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

She fortified the frivolity of historical Parisian manners by a dash of the British sporting character. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

He was earning his bread honest, anyway, and he was a chap as liked the fun and dash of a mounted policeman’s life. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

Anthony Trollope But then he scolded her as she liked to be scolded — with a dash of fun and a greatly predominating admixture of good nature. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

Stars dash blindly in one! so might I glitter a royal Tress, let Orion glow next to Aquarius' urn. Poems and Fragments by Catullus

G. K. Chesterton Unfortunately this disdainful dash for liberty was precisely what was wanting to weigh down the rocking intelligence of the Inspector on the wrong side. The Flying Inn by G. K. Chesterton [1914]

Anthony Trollope And so in hunting his fox, Mr. Prendergast did not dash up loudly into the covert, but discreetly left his cab at the church of St. Botolph’s. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

Gertrude Stein A dash of the following is so distinct and the time to send more is what is not hopeless. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

The justice gave a dash at the bell handle, to order the tea things carried away, and after their removal the subject was renewed, together with Barbara’s grief. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

George Meredith He had an impulse to dash from the room, to get a breath of different air. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

George Gissing It was as disagreeable a night as the time of year could produce; black overhead, slimy under foot, with a cold wind to dash the colder rain in one’s face. Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing [1891]

Anthony Trollope But now, as he pushed his hat from off his forehead, he rubbed his hand across his eyes to dash away the tears. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

Edith Wharton I gather it IS bad, if you’re including Countess Olenska.” Archer’s lips stiffened; he felt a savage impulse to dash his fist into the long vain handsome face at his side. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton [1920]

Henry James I felt at that instant the strangest of all impulses: if it could have operated more rapidly it would have caused me to dash between them in some such manner as to give Flora a warning. Glasses by Henry James [1896]

George Meredith She saw Willoughby dash across the park level, and dropping a word to Vernon, ride away. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Sir Walter Scott While Edward watched this phenomenon, the distant dash of oars was heard. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

Arthur Conan Doyle In the sullen gloom of its untamed heart there rose the furious resolve to dash the life from this clinging rider, even if it meant destruction to beast and man. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

Louisa May Alcott Then you’d dash out as an heiress, scorn everyone who has slighted you, go abroad, and come home my Lady Something in a blaze of splendor and elegance. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

Jules Verne One of the silver foxes captured was a splendid creature, with a coal-black fur tipped with white at the extreme end of the tail, and with a dash of the same on the forehead. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

Arthur Conan Doyle On it was printed, in bold, straggling letters: — “Twenty-nine days are given you for amendment, and then —” The dash was more fear-inspiring than any threat could have been. A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle [1887]

H. G. Wells There can be little doubt that men infinitely prefer the appearance of dash and enterprise to simple honesty. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

Henry James At last, as she heard nothing, she made a dash for the stairs and ran up. The Spoils of Poynton by Henry James [1897]

And now Goldry, gathering his strength, gat the King lifted a little from the ground, and was minded to swing him round and so dash him to earth. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

Upsetting a couple of packs, we got the bags to dash out the flames, and it was only by the most desperate exertions we saved nearly everything. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

Charles Dickens He looked at himself in the glass again; went closer to it to dash a grain or two of dust out of the corner of his eye; and settled his cravat. American Notes for General Circulation by Charles Dickens [1842]

Arthur Conan Doyle He stood with his feet close together, his knees bent outwards, ready for a dash inwards or a spring out. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

I made him au-fait as to my intentions, produced, as “mata-bicho,” a bottle of gin, and sent a dash of costa-fina, to which a few yards of satin-stripe were thrown in. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

Anthony Trollope They rather like loose parsons for deans; a little fast living, or a dash of infidelity, is no bad recommendation to a cathedral close. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Ivan Turgenev The mare reared on her hind legs, made a dash forward, moving with a smart and shortened step, quivering in every sinew, biting the air and snorting abruptly. The Torrents of Spring by Ivan Turgenev [1872]

Willa Cather They hurried into the house and made a dash for the parlor and the hard-coal burner, behind which Gunner was sitting on a stool, reading his Jules Verne book. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

By-and-by, when it was at its height, she heard Mr. Reste dash out at the back door; she heard her father dash after him. Caramel Cottage by Ellen Wood [1885]

F. Scott Fitzgerald A damp streak of hair lay like a dash of blue paint across her cheek, and her hand was wet with glistening drops as I took it to help her from the car. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Trembling hands seized coats and dinner-baskets and frightened little figures made a dash for the gate. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Mark Twain I was the only one that could swim, so I made a dash for it, and Miss Hooker she said if I didn’t strike help sooner, come here and hunt up her uncle, and he’d fix the thing. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

George Meredith And what’s that but to preserve the outlines pretty correctly, whilst he doesn’t shock and horrify the optics? A dash of conventionalism makes the whole civilized world kin, ye know. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Arthur Conan Doyle It’s me for cutting loose and having a dash at it. The Maracot Deep by Arthur Conan Doyle [1929]

Perceiving that the willows also had halted for breath I determined to make a dash at them, leaving the camp-kettle behind to make its way back to camp as best it could. The Mirage by Ambrose Bierce

A reef of rocks, black and rough, stretches far into the sea; all along, and among, and above these crags, dash and flash, sweep and leap, swells, wreaths, drifts of snowy spray. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

Then they would, as it were, dash out, dissent succinctly, contradict some secondary fact, and back to cover. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

George Meredith She was young in years and experience, ten months wedded, disappointedly awakened, enlivened by the hour, kindled by a novel figure of man, fretful for a dash of imprudence. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Have your fare ready, and the instant that your cab stops, dash through the Arcade, timing yourself to reach the other side at a quarter-past nine. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

Jules Verne It is a lucky thing they did not take it into their heads to dash down the blocks from the summit of the cone, for you must have been crushed inevitably. The Field of Ice by Jules Verne

I glanced over my shoulder, and the pilot-house was yet full of noise and smoke when I made a dash at the wheel. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad [1899]

Henry Handel Richardson The fact was, in the dark-eyed mite she had now to deal with, Mary ran up against more than a dash of her own resolute spirit; and naturally enough failed to recognise it. The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

Henry Handel Richardson He lay tossing restlessly on a dirty old straw palliasse, and was in great pain; but greeted his friend with a dash of the old brio. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

I’ll dash about the country in a gig wi’ two dogs wallopping ahin’. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

Arthur Conan Doyle There was a dash of recklessness and devilry about them, which, with his wiry, powerful frame and jaunty manner, gave the impression of a man whose past had been an adventurous one. Our Midnight Visitor by Arthur Conan Doyle

George Eliot And you’re a man of family, my lad — dash it! You’re a Lingon, whatever else you may be, and I’ll stand by you. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

H. G. Wells I heard more men coming, my cook was lying quiet on the other side of the counter, stunned or scared speechless, and I had to make another dash for it, like a rabbit hunted out of a wood-pile. The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells [1897]

Rudyard Kipling Dan had hung his lamp on the apple tree at the end of the hellebore bed in the walled garden, and was crouched by the gooseberry bushes ready to dash off when Una should spy him. Rewards and Fairies by Rudyard Kipling [1910]

George Meredith Dead silence!—let it be a dash of the pen till you return. The Tragic Comedians by George Meredith [1880]

Benjamin Disraeli Dead silence prevailed, save the roar of the liquor as it rushed down the Grand Duke’s throat, and resounded through the chamber like the distant dash of a waterfall. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

John Galsworthy Nineteen years ago — dash it! What’s the nearest to God you ever got, Dinny?” She did not answer. Over the River by John Galsworthy

Robert Louis Stevenson Well now, behold! I dash it on the floor. The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson

Jane Austen She spoke of you with high praise and warm affection; yet, even here, there was alloy, a dash of evil; for in the midst of it she could exclaim, ‘Why would not she have him? It is all her fault. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen [1814]

Rudyard Kipling Their transmitters are all right, but their receivers are out of order, so they only get a dot here and a dash there. Traffics and Discoveries by Rudyard Kipling [1904]

But you cannot expect the offender to do his worst, to dash himself to pieces, in order that a better state of morals may be built upon his ruin. Unveiling a Parallel by Alice Ilgenfritz Jones and Ella Merchant [1893]

Thomas Hardy But when aroused she would make a dash which, just for the time, was not unlike the move of a naturally lively person. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Sinclair Lewis He wanted to leap out of bed, dash for the Liverpool train, and take passage for America on the first boat. Our Mr. Wrenn by Sinclair Lewis

Could she be abandoned? I had promised myself to dash alongside, but there was a weirdness in that fragment of a dumb ship hanging out of a fog. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

George Meredith Tony’s manner with him suggested it; she had a dash of leadership. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Madge’s impulse was to dash forward, put her arms about the unfortunate creature’s wrist and, if she needs must go forward, bear her bodily to the top of the stairs. Tom Ossington’s Ghost by Richard Marsh [1898]

T. E. Lawrence I began to increase my people to a troop, adding such lawless men as I found, fellows whose dash had got them into trouble elsewhere. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Arnold Bennett Why, dash it, you haven’t a vice left. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

Charles Kingsley If they will but do that, we may give them the slip, and back again to the town, and there try our luck; for I cannot find it in my heart to leave the place without having one dash at it. Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley

H. Rider Haggard To and fro she ran, chanting to herself, till suddenly she made a dash at a tall man standing in front of one of the regiments, and touched him. King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard

Thomas Hardy Five minutes longer: she makes a dash and takes his only remaining bishop; he replies by taking her only remaining knight. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

Frances Hodgson Burnett Because of this, Robin had made her frantic dash to their shelter. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Flo made a dash at him, panting, and Nero sprang into the air with a flurry and lighted on Flory’s shoulder. Burmese Days by George Orwell

Theodore Dreiser To the look of provocation and defiance which she flung him for the fraction of a second he returned a curiously leonine glare which went over her like a dash of cold water. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

The musicians obliged with appropriately lugubrious wailings and thumpings, and the Baroness seized the opportunity to make a dash to the dressing-room to effect certain repairs in her make-up. The Chronicles of Clovis by Saki

Mark Twain My first impulse was to dash forward and destroy the Bedouins. My second was to dash to the rear to see if there were any coming in that direction. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Almost immediately I saw an officer on the other side of the road dash down the pavement. The Lust of Hate by Guy Boothby [1898]

Why didn’t she try to wake him up! “I want the captain,” he shouted, then gave it up, making a dash at the companion where a blue light was kept, resolved to act for himself. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

George Gissing But his bodyguard held together with wonderful firmness, only now and then an enemy got near enough to dash a fist in his face. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Anthony Trollope There is a dash of worldliness about us both from which your more ethereal composition is happily free. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

Robert Louis Stevenson All of a sudden a thought takes me in the street; I become its prey: it’s like a pretty woman; no use to struggle; I must — dash it off. The Story of a Lie by Robert Louis Stevenson

Edith Wharton He had to dash off to see somebody . The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

Of how carelessly she would dash through under a raking fire, to take a draught of water to a dying man. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

Henry Kingsley No; dash it all! He has been like a brother to me ever since he was so high, and I’ll be d —— d if there shan’t be fair play between us two, though I should go into the army through it. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

Edith Wharton He looked pale and thinner, and for the first time I noticed a dash of gray in his hair. The Hermit and the Wild Woman and other stories by Edith Wharton [1908]

Anthony Trollope If I write politics for my own sake, I must put in love and intrigue, social incidents, with perhaps a dash of sport, for the benefit of my readers. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Arthur Conan Doyle He staggered, and once more the iron club whirled upward to dash him to the ground. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

He bent as if before a queen, with a dash of respectful adoration. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

Get up, old woman!” “Who is there?” he asked, turning suddenly and making a dash for the door. Mother by Maksim Gorky

M. P. Shiel But his angel whispered him of danger there: and since there was still time for flight, he fled, was soon in hiding in bush, spied them dash past him, and before long got to harbour in Cobby’s hut. Children of the Wind by M. P. Shiel [1923]

It was lucky for us that the American had cut such a dash in the Fatherland. ‘There is no hurry,’ he said blandly. Greenmantle by John Buchan

Edith Wharton She smiled at herself a little stiffly in the glass, put a dash of red on her colourless lips, and rang for the maid. The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton [1922]

Sir Walter Scott Chance will not do the work — Chance sends the breeze; But if the pilot slumber at the helm, The very wind that wafts us towards the port May dash us on the shelves. The Fortunes of Nigel by Sir Walter Scott [1822]

He examined the men in plain clothes and watched for a favourable moment to jump down from the carriage and dash across the fields. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

Anthony Trollope He would fain that the dog he loves should dash into the stream as other dogs will do. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

And if you would like to give me a kiss for him, I’ll deliver that too, dash me if I don’t. The Partner by Joseph Conrad [1915]

Henry Handel Richardson Horny palms and costive bowels; more’n a dash o’ the sharper; and no sickly squeamishness about knockin’ out other men and steppin’ into their shoes. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

Where else should I be?” There was a dash of trepidation in the under-secretary’s voice as he said this; but his look of surprise was natural enough. The Four-Fifteen Express by Amelia B. Edwards

Theodore Dreiser Mrs. Bracebridge seemed a little hard and formal to her prospective servant, but for all that Jennie admired the dash and go and the obvious executive capacity of her employer. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

John Galsworthy Soames distrusted gallantry — there was always a dash of the peacock about it. The White Monkey by John Galsworthy

Henry James Sir Claude, in spite of these things, glanced about for his hat; on which Maisie spied it first and, making a dash for it, held it out to him. What Maisie Knew by Henry James [1897]

There was a dash of rain, and we thought the storm had begun; but that ended it, as so many times this summer a dash of rain has ended a storm. Literature and Life by William Dean Howells

In a very business-like way she took a candle and stood before me, pale indeed, very pale, but with an expression only of intense scrutiny with a dash of horror in it. The Room in the Dragon Volant by J. Sheridan LeFanu

He used to dash into the house like a whirlwind when he did come, and steal out of it when he left, peering about on all sides. Featherston’s Story by Ellen Wood [1889]

He snatched up his spade with a yell of dismay and made a dash for the garden gate. The Adventures of the Black Girl in her Search for God by George Bernard Shaw

No, dash it! it’s worse than morbid; it’s downright septic. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

Abraham Merri Slap dash against a prodigious fall of rock. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

For the moment Cecil had but one impulse — to dash the pieces in the giver’s face. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

Anthony Trollope And then a dash of romance was not wanting to make these stories palatable. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch This, while to be sure it enhanced the showiness of his exploits, obliged him to carry them through with a suddenness and dash foreign to the whole spirit of my patient work. The Two Scouts by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

George Meredith Did he think it, or a dash of something like it? His mood was luxurious. The Tragic Comedians by George Meredith [1880]

Benjamin Disraeli He addressed Lothair with all his former kindness, but with some degree of reserve, and even a dash of ceremony. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

James Joyce See blank tee what domestic animal? Tee dash ar most courageous mariner. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Henry James Don’t you think you could find him, Woodley? Make a dive or a dash for it. An International Episode by Henry James [1878]

The half-hour had expired, and another half-hour to it, and it was a great deal more than time to dash back again. Verena Fontaine’s Rebellion by Ellen Wood [1880]

Edith Wharton She had come down already hatted and shod for a dash to the park lodge, where one of the gatekeeper’s children had had an accident. The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

A dash of cold water, mischievously thrown down on him by Zerbine under pretext of watering the plants in the balcony, does not extinguish his musical ardour. Captain Fracasse by Théophile Gautier [1863]

George Meredith Having with one dash of the pen scribbled her three lines, she slipped the letter into her pocket. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

Arthur Morrison The dash would not have been called for but for the sudden re-appearance of the shop-boy ere the box had vanished amid the intricacies of Dicky’s jacket. A Child of the Jago by Arthur Morrison

Those near him laughed over his intense seriousness in which there was a dash of effrontery. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

Thomas Hardy But as for him, he should not mind such another Blenheim this summer as the army had fought a hundred years ago, or whenever it was — dash his wig if he should mind it at all. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy [1879]

Willa Cather Claude made a dash for him and clapped him on the shoulder. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

Sinclair Lewis They stopped with a dash at the porch, and on it Selig saw an old man sunk in a canvas deck chair and covered with a shawl. A Letter From the Queen by Sinclair Lewis

Arthur Conan Doyle So wily was he that he had not trusted himself upon foot, but he had availed himself of a cab so that he could loiter behind or dash past them and so escape their notice. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle [1902]

Jack London I beat out the burning remnants of straw in the bunk, then made a dash for the deck for fresh air. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

I just stooped to pick up that rope and found my head within three inches of that clear glass, and — dash it all! I found myself out. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Margaret Oliphant He would dart aside at a tangent, go off at the most unlikely moment, dash down the cup when it was at the sweetest, and abandon with disgust the things that had seemed to please him most. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

George Meredith You would have to write selfishness with a dash under it. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle From every gesture and expression I could see that he was a reserved, self-contained man, with a dash of pride in his nature, more likely to hide his wounds than to expose them. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

Olaf Stapledon He had a reputation for dash and pluck, both with the gloves and on the rugger field; yet I found him childishly nervous at the prospect of physical pain, and shattered by its actual presence. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

It was plain that, like so many of the extremely religious in the days before teetotalism, Attwater had a dash of the epicure. The Ebb-Tide by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

George Meredith We give that title to those who are disinclined to us and add a dash of darker colour to our errors. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Edith Wharton In the intervals between dining out he liked a dash in the motor; and among other jolly expeditions, I remember a visit to Nohant, when he saw for the first time George Sand’s house. A Backward Glance by Edith Wharton [1934]

When it is colored, put in the parsley and the ham cut up into little pieces, at the same time add the bread cut up into three or four small dice, salt, pepper, and a dash of nutmeg. Simple Italian Cookery by Antonia Isola

Charles Dickens Being by this time a perfect Fury and a complete success, she made a dash at the door which I had fortunately locked. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

Henry James Finally she saw him make a dash that might have been toward the nook where the forms were hung; and at this she suddenly felt that she couldn’t keep it up. In the Cage by Henry James [1898]

The first impulse of Mr. Powell, when discovered, had been to dash the glass on the deck. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

E. Phillips Oppenheim A respectable party but a dash of the Teuton about most of them. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Wilkie Collins Salmi of partridge, with the littlest possible dash of garlic in the sauce. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Willa Cather Along the one track dozens of fast and slow trains dash in both directions, kept from collision only by the brains in the dispatcher’s office. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Henry Handel Richardson The Henry Ococks were not there though, it being common knowledge that the two men declined to meet; and a dash of fresh blood was present in the shape of a lady and gentleman just “out from home. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

He paused on the staircase, snatching the bunch of keys from Baisemeaux, who thought this new madman was going to dash out his brains with one of them. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

Arthur Conan Doyle But our position here is somewhat exposed, since the Royal Horse might make a dash at us. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

George Meredith His name was Tom, and, dash me! but Bridgeman! I think you might add: Whatever he was, bear in mind that he came of a Methodist dad. Poems from the volume entitled “Modern Love” by George Meredith [1862]

E. F. Benson Once more she referred to her broker’s last two letters, and then, with the dash and decision of Dame Catherine, made up her mind. Lucia's Progress by E. F. Benson [1935]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The dash of carmine upon her lips seemed to make even more startling the dead whiteness of her cheeks. The Long Arm of Mannister by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1909]

John Galsworthy I’ve been talking to old Bellows, but — dash it! — you can’t blame him for wanting to keep his men in work. Over the River by John Galsworthy

Wilkie Collins I resisted the temptation to dash them away. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

She uttered a cry of agony and horror, and tried to spring forward to dash the weapon from his hand. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

Nellie Bly I would sit breathless on deck watching the bow of the ship standing upright on a wave then dash headlong down as if intending to carry us to the bottom. Around the World in Seventy-Two Days by Nellie Bly [1890]

The lady turned so cold that Walter Wellman himself would have waited until spring to make a dash for her in a dog-sled. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

Raffles was one of them, and I would gladly have been another, had not the footman chosen this moment to hurl me from him, and to make a dash in the direction from which they had come. The Amateur Cracksman by E. W. Hornung [1899]

Virginia Woolf Milton and Ben Jonson had a dash too much of the male in them. A room of one’s own by Virginia Woolf [1929]

G. K. Chesterton I have admitted that when he made his dash for liberty and happiness, it may have appeared that there was no other alternative but that of Puritanism or pessimism. Robert Louis Stevenson by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

Sir Walter Scott He throws down and treads on these costly toys-with the same vehemence would he dash to pieces this frailest toy of all, of which he used to rave so fondly. Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott [1821]

E. F. Benson It was recording very little: an occasional dot or dash was all the inspiration Blue Birdie could give. Trouble for Lucia by E. F. Benson [1939]

Arthur Conan Doyle There are swift-flowing rivers which dash through jagged canons; and there are enormous plains, which in winter are white with snow, and in summer are gray with the saline alkali dust. A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle [1887]

Katherine Mansfield After all, dash it, they were young still. In a German Pension by Katherine Mansfield [1911]

George Meredith This dash of solid prose, and its convincing proof that her Art had been successful, restored Vittoria’s composure, though not her early statuesque simplicity. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

E. F. Benson He himself took no part in the green-parliament that morning, but had been seen to dash into the fruiterer’s and out again, before he went in a great hurry to The Hurst, shortly after twelve-thirty. Queen Lucia by E. F. Benson [1920]

Edith Wharton Ah, if he should find her too changed —! If there were but time to dash upstairs and put on a touch of red. The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton [1922]

George Meredith We are to run on lines, like the steam-trains, or we come to no station, dash to fragments. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

R. D. Blackmore Not everybody could have swum out through that entrance, against a spring-tide and the lollop of the sea; and one dash against the rocks would have settled me. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

But he meant to dash back and try for a sight of her that evening yet “if he were to burst over it. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Henry Handel Richardson At his partner’s crack-brained dash for the open, his snorts of indignation found words. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

Maria Edgeworth But his joy! — I could not dash his joy — I could not! — and then I thought I never could. Helen by Maria Edgeworth

H. Rider Haggard But go on — dash yourself against a white purity that will, in the end, blind and destroy you. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

Dickson in a fever of impatience cursed Wee Jaikie for not cutting his remaining bonds so that he could at least have made a dash for freedom. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

Even while he had accepted the parcel with a coolly civil word of thanks, he had mentally composed the letter with which he would ultimately dash the poor inventor’s hopes. Studies in Love and Terror by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

Mrs. Bunting thought he was going to make a dash for the place; but Mr. Sleuth did something very different. The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

Henry James There seemed moreover a direct connexion between some such inference and a sudden grim dash taken by Waymarsh to the opposite side. The Ambassadors by Henry James [1903]

Edith Wharton If we made a dash for the National Gallery we might manage to catch a glimpse of the pictures. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton [1920]

E. F. Benson She had hoped for a dash to Aix, where there would be many pleasant people, but Pepino had told her summarily that the treasury would not stand it. Lucia in London by E. F. Benson [1927]

She looked very pretty in her winter costume, with a good deal of rich brown fur about her, and a dash of scarlet here and there. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

He looked ten years older than he had looked the other night at the ball, when his dash and swagger, and handsome Spanish head had been the admiration of the room. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

The boy friend outside made a gallant effort to dash in to her, but smoke and flame easily beat him off. Limehouse Nights by Thomas Burke

But the sight of the lancet in her hand prevented him from making a dash for liberty. The Mystery Queen by Fergus Hume

R. D. Blackmore Some a little weaker, some with more bilge-water in it, or a trifle of a dash from the midden. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

George Meredith The Marshal is stealing round to make a dash on Vicenza.” So far he spoke like one apart from her, but a flush crossed his forehead. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Across it was a wooden bridge; but the cavaliers, distrusting its strength, preferred to dash through the waters, and without difficulty gained the opposite bank. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Henry James Pemberton laughed out at this last reason, and Morgan blushed and said: “Well, dash it, you know what I mean. The Pupil by Henry James [1891]