Phrases with "days"

Anthony Trollope Two days afterwards Lady Frances came to her. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

But the enormously rapid multiplication of theories in these latter days has well-nigh upset the notion of any one of them being a more literally objective kind of thing than another. The Meaning of Truth by William James

Jules Verne The fugitives were therefore provided for some days against hunger and thirst, and they needed no persuasion to begin their attack on the deceased chief’s stores. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

Anthony Trollope Should he or should he not answer the newspaper? That was a question which for the first two days after he had read the article greatly perplexed him. Dr. Wortle’s school by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins Four days of perpetual disappointment had been enough to bring him to his senses. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

Thomas Hardy My sex owes you every amends for the treatment you received in days gone by. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Agatha was enjoying herself these days and quite confident everything was going well with her. The Man of Death by Arthur Gask [1945]

Algernon Blackwood The atmosphere of those other days and other places came back with incredible appeal upon me. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

Five days later Doctor Norbury came and took formal possession of it, and it was transferred to the Museum forthwith. The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman [1911]

Arthur Conan Doyle Lorenzo was found stabbed to the heart in the Piazza of St. Mark within two days of the night of my adventure. The Adventures of Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1903]

Arthur Conan Doyle In the old days there was no more loyal brother than I. But circumstances change, and it would be neither for my welfare nor for that of France that I should now submit myself to them. The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1896]

Isabella Bird The sky during the two days which it lasted was perfectly cloudless, and the sea had that peculiar deep, clear, greenish-blue tint only to be met with far from land. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

Sinclair Lewis For days they drifted in perfect calm, and he was proud that the enervating thought of Fran was gone from him. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

T. E. Lawrence It was an unprecedented manoeuvre, and if we gained ten days to get in place, and they then attempted anything so silly, we should have a chance of destroying them all. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Maria Edgeworth So it’s to be in October — if we all live till those days — in the same mind. Ormond by Maria Edgeworth

Two days later Burle reigned there supreme; still he had not frightened the chemist, the vermicelli maker, the lawyer or the retired magistrate away. Captain Burle by Émile Zola

George Gissing When out of England I have always missed this Sunday quietude, this difference from ordinary days which seems to affect the very atmosphere. The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft by George Gissing [1902]

George Gissing It was some days before the rumour reached his ears. Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing [1891]

F. Scott Fitzgerald This was in storage, for he had spent his last days in a small hotel. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

Watkin Tench Nor was it until some days had elapsed, that we were able to methodise it, or reduce it into form. A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson by Watkin Tench

Charles Kingsley They have many things to talk of; for it is but three days since they met. Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley

George Gissing Many days I don’t leave home. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

Richard Hakluy June. — The first six days we had fair weather; after that for five days we had fog and rain, the wind being south. Voyages in Search of The North-West Passage by Richard Hakluy

Guy de Maupassant The twenty-five days of any one taking the baths are very like the twenty-eight days of the reserves; they are all devoted to fatigue duty, severe fatigue duty. My Twenty-Five Days (Mes Vingt-cinq Jours) by Guy de Maupassant [1885]

In fact the Rochellais had made a sortie during the night, and had retaken a bastion of which the royal army had gained possession two days before. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

George Gissing Is the place rain-proof? These last two days will have tested it. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

R. D. Blackmore Some days I does next to nought; and some days I earns my keepin’. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

E. F. Benson That was founded on the fact that in the early days of his incumbency he was on the side of the law against the Luddites, and, as Mrs. Gaskell herself says, was unpopular among the mill-workers. Charlotte Bronte by E. F. Benson [1932]

Henry Adams As practical a New Englander as any, he leaned towards the Concord faith rather than towards Boston where he properly belonged; for Concord, in the dark days of 1856, glowed with pure light. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Leon Trotsky The trial of the Soviet of Workers’ Delegates opened on September 19, 1906, in the early days of Stolypin’s court-martial justice. My Life by Leon Trotsky

F. Scott Fitzgerald She told the local beau that she was bored with her visitor, and two days later he left. All the Sad Young Men by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1926]

You must see that her days are spent quietly and happily, and without shocks of any kind. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

Ford Madox Ford Ask him what happened before the dawn ninety-six — no, ninety-eight days ago . No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

Sidney Colvin The days which he spent here, from the middle of August to the middle of October, were the last good days of his life. Keats by Sidney Colvin [1887]

Ralph Waldo Emerson The land we live in has no interest so dear, if it knew its want, as the fit consecration of days of reason and thought. The Method Of Nature by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1841]

Edith Wharton Intermittently but obstinately, he had continued the struggle for two more years; but before they were over husband and wife understood that the good days were done. New Year’s Day by Edith Wharton

George Gissing Ten days after that, on a Sunday afternoon when Marian and her mother were alone in the sitting-room, they heard the knock of a visitor at the front door. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Guy de Maupassan I spent my days with him, and the little maid would come in incessantly, bringing either my dinner or some herb tea. The Son by Guy de Maupassan

It was one of those London days that have the charm of mysterious amenity, of fascinating softness. A Personal Record by Joseph Conrad [1912]

Edith Wharton The day was radiant, metallic: one of those searching American days so calculated to reveal the shortcomings of our street-cleaning and the excesses of our architecture. The Descent of Man and other stories by Edith Wharton [1903]

Rudyard Kipling The days passed without event. The Light That Failed by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Andrew Lang And after the first few days he felt that that was unnecessary too, because no one came there to see if the rooms where clean or not. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Benjamin Disraeli It was one of the happiest days of my life when she entered this family. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

She kenned it was sin, but though not seven days syne she had sat at the Lord’s table, so strong is love in a young heart that she was on the very brink of it. The Outgoing of the Tide by John Buchan [1902]

Mary Webb Two days went by in this calm way, for no one came near them, and while they were alone there was peace. Gone to Earth by Mary Webb [1917]

Leo Tolstoy What a blow in one’s old age! My days will be shortened by it! But I’d rather have it over than endure this agony. My Dream by Leo Tolstoy

Tolldale Priory had changed hands several times since the monkish days in which the older part of the house had been built. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

George Gissing But it shocks me to see how pale you still are Miriam. I thought the voyage and these ten days at Naples—And you have such a careworn look. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

During these three days Varick, almost without trying to do so, had learnt all there was to learn of the simple-minded spinster and of her financial circumstances. From Out the Vasty Deep by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1920]

Henry Kingsley Accordingly, in a very few days the house felt her presence, submitted with the best grace to her not unkindly rule, and in a week they all felt as if she had been there for years. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

Henry James His inquiry was limited for the moment to the opportunity that the following three days might yield, as the Colonel and his wife were going on to another house. The Liar by Henry James [1888]

Anthony Trollope It was probably the expression of some such feelings in the early days of their acquaintance which had made him so odious to her. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

George Meredith Our horses could scarcely get through the sticky black mud, into which the white suffocating dust of the previous days had been turned by one night’s rain. Correspondence from the seat of War in Italy by George Meredith [1866]

Walter Scott In the best days of my life, when I won one or two hard walking matches, I doubt if I ever walked so fast as I did betwixt the Treddles Arms and the borough town for which I was bound. Chronicles of the Canongate by Walter Scott [1827]

The Lancaster period of our history had its days of national glory as well as of national humiliation, and indisputably, as a whole, advanced the growth of the nation towards political manhood. Chaucer by Adolphus William Ward [1879]

Henry James Eighteen days elapsed, and she had begun to think it probable she should never see him again. In the Cage by Henry James [1898]

Thomas Hardy Sue had, in fact, never written a line to her suitor on the subject, although it was fourteen days old. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

Well, as I say, for the first two days the police absolutely refused to allow any one to leave, and now, as they have still not found out anything. The Judgment of Larose by Arthur Gask [1934]

William Morris Merry days shall we have then, said he. The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris [1897]

H.P. Lovecraft The ancient spires and roofs of decaying Innsmouth gleamed lovely and ethereal in the magic yellow moonlight, and I thought of how they must have looked in the old days before the shadow fell. The Shadow over Innsmouth by H.P. Lovecraft [1931]

For Charlotte Hawkehurst the summer days which succeeded her marriage passed very quietly. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

George Gissing It was Saturday evening—two days after Waymark’s visit to Ida. Julian had fallen into a sad reverie. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

Anthony Trollope He endeavoured to do his duty in accordance with his lights, and had succeeded in weaning himself from personal indulgences, to which during the early days of his high hopes he had become accustomed. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

Walter Scott Stephen did not long survive the falling on “evil days and evil tongues,” of which Milton, in the same predicament, so mournfully complains. The Heart of Mid-Lothian by Walter Scott [1818]

The argument was crushing; it rang in Newman’s ears for days and nights; and, though he continued to linger on in agony for six years more, he never could discover any reply to it. Eminent Victorians by Lytton Strachey

Arthur Conan Doyle Those were the days before this accursed wire came into the country, and you could generally break a hedge where you could not fly it, so they did not trouble the gates more than they could help. The Green Flag by Arthur Conan Doyle [1900]

He was off every morning by nine, and seldom home before seven, for five days of the week. What Really Happened by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1926]

Anne Bronte Next Sunday was one of the gloomiest of April days — a day of thick, dark clouds, and heavy showers. Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte [1847]

Edith Wharton It was two days before the appointed time for his weekly instruction and he had not prepared his catechism. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

Anthony Hope If for three days none comes, you will publish an order which I will give you, depriving Duke Michael of the governorship of Strelsau and appointing you in his place. The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope

Anthony Trollope It was impossible that many days should be allowed to pass before he made an effort to learn from her own lips, positively, the meaning of those last words which she had spoken to him. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Robert Louis Stevenson For days together a hot, dry air will overhang the town, close as from an oven, yet healthful and aromatic in the nostrils. The Old Pacific Capital by Robert Louis Stevenson

Arthur Conan Doyle Three days must pass before they could come. The Pot of Caviare by Arthur Conan Doyle [1908]

George Gissing It was two days since the falling of the chimney, which happened towards evening, when the gale blew its hardest. The House of Cobwebs by George Gissing

A London toyshop in those benighted days considered that it had only to be a shop which sold toys. London in My Time by Thomas Burke

Thomas Hardy Two days later he lay in his coffin. A Changed Man by Thomas Hardy [1913]

Anthony Trollope Oh, what a difference was there between Stalham and Kingsbury Crescent! The next two days were almost equally full of delight. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

About New Year he was away for five days and confided in me when he returned, that he had been on a “bust”. My Life and Loves by Frank Harris

Sinclair Lewis We’ve known where you were for three-four days now, but we thought we’d let you enjoy yourselves and imagine you’d made a getaway. The Prodigal Parents by Sinclair Lewis

E. F. Benson But the moment—assuming, that is, which I feel justified in doing, that he gets over this attack—that I begin to make his days painless, I aggravate his disease. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

He spent his days flying a mechanical contraption mindlessly across deserts that men had conquered only with suffering and resolution. The Singing Sands by Josephine Tey [1952]

A large dog—one of a multitude that haunted the barracks—had for some days manifested an increasing sullenness, snapping occasionally at dogs and horses, but finally at men. Autobiographical Sketches by Thomas De Quincey [1853]

Virginia Woolf What’s it matter — a few days’ fever? My brother had fever for twenty-six days once. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

William Morris And now time presses; for I would have you come timely to that cavern, whereof I have taught you, before ye fall on the first days of winter, or ye shall be hard bestead. The Well At The World’s End by William Morris [1896]

Virginia Woolf Three days later the same apparition appeared again; and on Wednesday noon appeared once more. Orlando by Virginia Woolf [1928]

Anna Katherine Green Whatever this young girl’s face had meant to him in days gone by was now as completely dissipated as the little puff of smoke which had marked the end of her picture. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

Thomas Wolfe It took three days to get the papers that would allow me to take my own money out. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Wilkie Collins Of late he had thought more frequently than usual of his past days in the Community. His mind went back again now to that bygone time. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

The sinking was so imperceptible that he seemed to be always at a stand-still, and some days he was as well as any one need be. At Whitney Hall by Ellen Wood [1872]

There are certain days when one feels less pleasure than others in exposing one’s self to a bullet or a sword-thrust. Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Elizabeth Gaskell The dull gray days of the preceding winter and spring, so uneventless and monotonous, seemed more associated with what she cared for now above all price. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

What to me were all the treasures in the world, or all the kings of the earth! Eight days after, I was back again, madame. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Their days were uneventful but they were peaceful: their nights were pleasant, and seldom did they lack for even one meal in the day. Demi-Gods by James Stephens

George Borrow After remaining several days more at Cordova, I determined to proceed on my journey to Madrid, though the roads were still said to be highly insecure. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

But it must have been very important, for it sometimes took him away from home for many days on end together. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

I suppose that is why the Popes were such patrons of art in days gone by. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Henry James There were ten days left of the beautiful month of May — the most precious month of all to the true Rome-lover. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Thomas Hardy Thus they lived on in the shop overlooking the churchyard, and nothing occurred to mark their days during the remainder of the year. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

Leon Trotsky Two days later, Simbirsk was occupied by our First army. My Life by Leon Trotsky

George Meredith He thanked me, observing that there were days when you lay on your back and the sky rained apples; while there were other days when you wore your fingers down to the first joint to catch a flea. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Jules Verne So passed the days until the middle of the month of August. The weather continued fine, and any mists which gathered on the horizon were quickly dispersed by the sunbeams. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

Jack London Several days later the brief announcement was made that he had gone away on a vacation to recover from the effects of overwork. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

Ford Madox Ford He would have liked to pass his days talking to one or other of these ladies. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

Sinclair Lewis They were becalmed; it was two days before they reached Barbados, and by then the world would know that he had deserted. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

Leslie Stephen In the happy days of Queen Anne, it is true, there had been a gleam of prosperity. Samuel Johnson by Leslie Stephen [1878]

T. E. Lawrence I feared that little could be done in time, for the message was days old, and the evacuation timed to begin at once. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Charles Stur They had already been two days without, if I except the little we had spared them from the casks. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

Henry James The book was an old novel that the Princess had a couple of days before mentioned having brought down from Portland Place in the charming original form of its three volumes. The Golden Bowl by Henry James [1904]

Ivan Turgenev For two whole days he held firm, though he did not at all like the look of his son, whom he kept watching on the sly . Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev

H. Rider Haggard For them, the long June days were golden, but all too short. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

Radclyffe Hall The days grew very peaceful at Leaside. Joan seldom went beyond the front door, except to buy food; walking made her legs ache, and in any case she didn’t care to leave her mother for long. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

H. G. Wells The battle fleets met in the Western Pacific and separated after two days of gunfire and heavy losses. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Charlotte Perkins Gilman That we should pair off together in our courting days was natural to them; that we three should remain much together, as they did themselves, was also natural. Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1915]

Anthony Trollope In these latter days Tom Staple was not a happy man; university reform had long been his bugbear, and now was his bane. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

The lassie is deid — deid three days syne o’ a backcast o’ the pest, and the minister is no to haud nor bind wi’ grief. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

F. Scott Fitzgerald But the good old silent days you got somebody’s plot and a smart secretary and gulped benzedrine ‘structure’ at her six or eight hours every week. The Pat Hobby Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1941]

Guy de Maupassant It is a spot now lost to me, a thing of the past, but I found much amusement there in days gone by. The Impolite Sex (Correspondance) by Guy de Maupassant [1882]

Edith Wharton She had stipulated, of course, that the wedding should be put off, but she had named no other condition beyond asking for two days to herself — two days during which he was not even to write. Sanctuary by Edith Wharton [1903]

Frederick Marryat That he had remained there three days and nights, having in vain attempted to get out. Children of the New Forest by Frederick Marryat [1847]

William Morris Two days he battled thus with storm and blindness, and wanhope of his life; for he was growing weak and fordone. The Wood Beyond the World by William Morris [1894]

Anna Katherine Green Old days were not the days to be rejoiced in at a moment so perilous to the one and so painful to the others. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

Three days later, having sold to a local dealer what had been saved of their furniture, and to Stanley the car he so much despised, they left Milford by train. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

Edgar Allan Poe We kept our course southwardly for four days after giving up the search for Glass’s islands, without meeting with any ice at all. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe

Jack London He lived again all his days with Beauty Smith and the fights he had fought. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

But the happiest days of my life are gone. A Study of Hawthorne by G. P. Lathrop [1876]

Arthur Machen Many things happened in the nine days that have not been set down in this record — or legend. Holy Terrors by Arthur Machen

Henry Fielding In a word, within two days we were man and wife. Amelia by Henry Fielding

William Makepeace Thackeray Two days after the scene was quite changed. Notes of a Journey From Cornhill to Grand Cairo by William Makepeace Thackeray

George Gissing It was arranged that she should accompany Mrs. Hannaford to Malvern, and spend a couple of days there. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

Anthony Trollope But there still remained five days of the visit. Kept in the Dark by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Wilkie Collins The days passed, the empty days of solitude and suspense. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Andrew Lang In three more days the seven years would be at an end, when a knight in golden armour and mounted on a spirited steed was seen making his way towards the fatal hill. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

A house was taken, and the first warm days of spring found the ladies established in the metropolis. Lodore by Mary Shelley

William Morris The days wore heavily, nor kept we count of them lest we should lose heart for the weariness of waiting. The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris [1897]

Then when he came back a couple of days afterwards we remembered him at once. The Grave-digger of Monks Arden by Arthur Gask [1938]

Anthony Trollope But then, what did it signify? His days would be passed in Mr. Die’s chambers, and his evenings would be spent over his law books with closed windows and copious burnings of the midnight oil. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

In those early days he was none too good a citizen. Greenmantle by John Buchan

Leslie Stephen Some days afterwards, another conversation took place, which has a certain celebrity in Boswellian literature. Samuel Johnson by Leslie Stephen [1878]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He would step on to the steamer in search of his new experiences, free at least for the six days of the voyage from that constant dread. Harvey Garrard's Crime by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1926]

The bomb in use at this time was a frightful object known as the ‘F.A.I. bomb’, it having been produced by the Anarchists in the early days of the war. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

H. G. Wells I stood by him in the old days . The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

Anthony Trollope The days of the Howards are gone by; that is, unless they can prove themselves able seamen, which very few of them ever did yet. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

The adventures of the past days seemed merely childish. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Gaston Leroux Four days later, when the evening paper appeared with enormous head-lines announcing the murder of Mademoiselle Stangerson, the letters in the advertisement mechanically recurred to me. Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux [1907]

Andrew Lang Now the king was so delighted with the table, and the dinners it gave him, that when the three days were over he could not make up his mind to part with it. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Anthony Trollope And so the sunshine was banished from the house of Humblethwaite, and the days were as black as the night. Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Hetta was eighteen, a nice-looking girl, who was governess to little Ruth, or pretended to be; but Ruth would manage to escape her lessons five days in the week. A Day of Pleasure by Ellen Wood [1872]

Unfortunately, perhaps, I was very happy at night with my story-books and my dreams, so that the real misery of my days escaped the attention of the grown-up people. The Ghost Ship by Richard Middleton

E. F. Benson Two days still remained before the poll, and these two remarkable candidates redoubled (if possible) their activities. Lucia's Progress by E. F. Benson [1935]

To Signa, who was only a baby still, and was beaten most days of the week, and ran barefoot in the dust, the summer and the world were beautiful without his knowing why, and comforted him. Signa by Ouida

Henry James It seemed to her, later, in looking back upon all this, that for days afterwards not a word had been exchanged between them. Washington Square by Henry James [1880]

For four and one half days they were aught but idle; from the presses they brought forth the stores that lay therein. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

Heigh-ho! The old wild days have gone. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

In those early days there had been no merry-go-round, but for the children, they said, there was Old Hickman’s whirligig, apparently the parent’ of the modern merry-go-round. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Thomas Hardy Two days later Nicholas was on the same spot in the mead, at almost the same hour of eve. A Changed Man by Thomas Hardy [1913]

We were also shown a small room off the chapel, with a confessional, where the criminal condemned to die spends the three days preceding his execution with a padre chosen for that purpose. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Anthony Trollope She had gone away in very bitterness of spirit against her grandson in the early days of his illness. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

Virginia Woolf A whole year of days would pass fruitlessly in dreary business, like dashes of rain on the window-pane. The Common Reader by Virginia Woolf [1925]

Leon Trotsky Most of the time we were separated from our boys, and during the October days I worried about them. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Elizabeth Gaskell The days were now getting long, although as cold as ever; and at Haytersbank Farm the light lingered, as there was no near horizon to bring on early darkness. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

Anthony Trollope Two days afterwards the Duke called again. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

E. F. Benson Yet from blighted days and broken nights there had come forth the supreme felicity of the genius and of the talent of those two sisters of whom one alone remained. Charlotte Bronte by E. F. Benson [1932]

Jack London At last, after three days of variable winds, we have caught the north-east trades. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

Elizabeth Gaskell It was not the long, bleak sunny days of spring, nor yet was it that time was reconciling her to the town of her habitation. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

I had been waiting and watching for him through two weary days and nights, when there came a letter to tell me he was on his way to Vienna with a West Indian gentleman and his daughter. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Anthony Trollope These were dull days on the whole for Frank; and sad enough, we may say, for our friend the doctor. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

Arthur Morrison But the locks were useless, of course, after being a couple of days in salt water. The Chronicles of Martin Hewitt by Arthur Morrison

Five days later, a different type of vital endurance was unexpectedly unburied in the person of one Berton who, isolated from any but dead companions, had been able to sleep away most of his time. Memories and Studies by William James

I shall be in bed for days and days and days. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

Arnold Bennett He had, occasionally, days of comparative nimbleness, when his wits seized almost easily the meanings of external phenomena. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Anthony Trollope Life and soul were kept together in those terrible days — that is, the Irish life and soul generally. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

D. H. Lawrence Nothing is lovelier than to drive into the Australian bush in spring, on a clear day: and most days are clear and hot. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Arthur Conan Doyle At the same time the assembly broke up, the knights in silence and dignity, the squires in mirth and noise, but all joyful at heart for the thought of the great days which lay before them. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

Gustave Flauber Four days afterward he was on the top of a defile at Gorza, when the troops under Spendius appeared below. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

There went out from among us lately by my act a weak, wretched, unhappy soul that sought to find its god and in its last days returned to me and was utterly mine. War in Heaven by Charles Williams [1930]

Benjamin Disraeli He passed his days in decrying his friend and patron, and comparing his miserable pension with the salary of a secretary of state, who, so far as his experience went, was generally a second-rate man. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

We know from internal evidence that Tristram Shandy was begun in the early days of 1759; and the first two volumes were probably completed by about the middle of the year. Sterne by H. D. Traill [1882]

Edith Wharton During the last days in Spain we felt the chill of the same cold cloud which had darkened the Blanches’ garden-party. A Backward Glance by Edith Wharton [1934]

Anthony Trollope What do you think now? I have been with him and Nearthewinde in Barchester these three days past, looking up the electors’ wives and daughters, and that kind of thing. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

As a rule the days flowed on in easy monotony — or rather, not the days, but the nights. Books and Characters by Lytton Strachey

Edith Wharton From the moment when she had seen Anne’s lids drop on that secret vision, the mother had known that her days of quietude were over. The Mother’s Recompense by Edith Wharton [1925]

Japp went up to the huts and hired a slattern to mind his house, and then drank heavily for three days to console himself. Prester John by John Buchan

Arthur Machen Three days later Raymond took Clarke to Mary’s bedside. The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen

A Mr. Jervis Lexton died some days ago in one of the Duke of Kent Mansion flats. The Story of Ivy by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1927]

If he escaped being smothered by this stagnant heat, he said, he was confident that in a very few days he would be able to come up on deck and help me. The Shadow Line by Joseph Conrad [1917]

I waited two days to see if he would fulfil the compact, and as he did not — I never thought he would — I retired in his place. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

Sinclair Lewis Here there’s only five days left, and you haven’t yet waked up and got busy. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

Washington Irving His days were no doubt devoted to the drudgery of the pen, and it would appear that he occasionally found the booksellers urgent taskmasters. The Life of Oliver Goldsmith by Washington Irving [1840]

Henry James She had had escapes, in the early days of abolitionism, which it was a marvel she could tell with so little implication that she had shown courage. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

Anthony Trollope In the meantime Mr Traffick was true to his word and went into the City. In the early days of his married life his journeys to Lombard Street were frequent. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

They are always promised very young; but the espoused never see one another, till three days after their marriage. Letters from Turkey by Mary Wortley Montagu [1725]

William Makepeace Thackeray Ye joys, that Time hath swept with him away, Come to mine eyes, ye dreams of love and fun; For you I pawned my watch how many a day, In the brave days when I was twenty-one. The Paris Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1840]

I was with his lordship in Artillery Row last night, and we talked with the blind sage who would sacrifice the remnant of his darkened days in the cause of liberty. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

E. Phillips Oppenheim There were ten days at least of freedom,—ten days in which to rearrange his thoughts, to prepare for the next stage of the struggle. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Henry Handel Richardson And in the days that followed, days of young love, of first love. Succedaneum by Henry Handel Richardson

Percy Bysshe Shelley Five days passed away, the sixth arrived, and, when the evening came, Matilda, with eager and impatient steps, sought the forest. Zastrozzi by Percy Bysshe Shelley [1810]

He was a survivor of old black days that the world is forgetting. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

Six days had passed since Biornson’s visit, and brought no increase of knowledge nor change in their condition. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

Willa Cather Everett went to call her brother, but when they came back the madness of art was over for Katharine. Two days later Everett was pacing the station siding, waiting for the westbound train. The Troll Garden by Willa Cather [1905]

In the early days of the Sanders Theater at Harvard, I once had charge of a heart on the physiology of which Professor Newell Martin was giving a popular lecture. Memories and Studies by William James