Phrases with "detected"

Jules Verne It occurred to me whether there was not some conspiracy among the crew, of which probably Curtis had already detected the symptoms. The Survivors of the Chancellor by Jules Verne [1875]

Gaston Leroux It was discovered that these detected servants were in touch with the revolutionaries, so they were hanged. The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux [1913]

It was said that he would copy some crumbling detail of carving and fit it in in such a way that the original carver could not have detected the substitution. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Cecil alone, amid it all, was very quiet; he said scarcely a word, nor could the sharpest watcher have detected an alteration in his countenance. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

Robert Louis Stevenson I saw unaffected terror struggling on his face with unaffected shame; he was smiling pitifully and wetting his lip with his tongue, like a detected schoolboy. Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes by Robert Louis Stevenson

I knew that I had been detected in some slip or prevarication. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

Anthony Trollope If detected on the spot, they gave up their prey. Harry Heathcote of Gangoil by Anthony Trollope

Unfortunately Mr. Barnes detected her in the very act of flight. The Woman with One Hand by Richard Marsh

I made no doubt, had they been aware of our nearness, there were amongst them eyes that could have detected us in the same elusive way. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Edith Wharton Charity thought she detected a look of constraint in Harney’s eyes. Summer by Edith Wharton [1917]

Miss Hart was actually curt to him, and in the attitude of the various persons about the board he detected a certain reserve which had been entirely absent from their manner the evening before. Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green

Arthur Conan Doyle It may have been that he detected the movement of the blind, for, lighting a cigarette, he began pacing up and down the avenue. The Winning Shot by Arthur Conan Doyle

He thought that he detected a shade of hesitation. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

Monsieur was afraid to be detected listening at the door and he therefore made up his mind to cough; the two queens turned round at the sound and Monsieur entered. Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Arthur Conan Doyle There is no doubt that you have detected and defeated in the most complete manner one of the most determined attempts at bank robbery that have ever come within my experience. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Wilkie Collins Julian detected the action just in time to frustrate Lady Janet’s intention by placing his hand over the last two lines of the letter. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

Andrew Lang Then she swooped down, and, hiding herself behind a buttress so that she could not be detected from below, she set herself to dig out the nearest blue stones with her beak. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

George Meredith She could have detected a brazen pretender. The Tragic Comedians by George Meredith [1880]

D. H. Lawrence He detected the sort of maudlin deliberateness which goes with hysterics, and he was colder, more icy than ever. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

Elizabeth Gaskell His quick ear detected the inflexion. Half a Life-time Ago by Elizabeth Gaskell [1855]

H. G. Wells When the manager detected anyone disposed to be drooping or pensive he exhorted that person at once to drink further hot cocoa and maintain a stout heart. The History of Mr. Polly by H. G. Wells [1910]

John Morley All that wore the look of confusion he held in abhorrence, and he detected the seeds of confusion with a penetration that made other men marvel. Burke by John Morley [1879]

Algernon Blackwood I thought I detected disappointment in her too. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

Bills were afloat which he must meet, or stand before the world a detected forgerbills drawn upon companies that were shadowy as the regions of their supposed operations. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

The horse’s pace slackened; I detected the sharp ring of his shoes on a paved crossing, and presently we passed under an archway and came to a standstill. The Lust of Hate by Guy Boothby [1898]

E. F. Benson I detected a chatter of tongues and a clatter of culinary utensils. Charlotte Bronte by E. F. Benson [1932]

Edith Wharton She detected in him at once all the signs of extreme nervous tension. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

George Gissing Something of country accent could still be detected in it. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

And here I detected a hesitation in Davies’s rough sketch, a reluctance, as it were, to pursue a clue to its logical end. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

Charles Stur Had it not been for Tampawang, whose keen eye soon detected the fresher tracks, we might have been detained for several days. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

But they soon detected the deceit, and Cortes, springing from his ambush, made them prisoners. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Arthur Conan Doyle Having sniffed the dead man’s lips, I detected a slightly sour smell, and I came to the conclusion that he had had poison forced upon him. A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle [1887]

The fine gold-dust can, however, easily be detected by washing portions of the lode-stuff in a horn. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

Where should she go? where could she conceal herself? She was now so sure she would be detected that she almost decided to throw the bowl into the fire, and then boldly face the intruders. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Sir Walter Scott It was in this attempt, made while Edith seemed to have her eyes unalterably bent upon the ground, that Morton’s presence was detected by her raising them suddenly. Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

In his eyes he thought he detected a wise light. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

Andrew Lang A forged or retouched piece could not escape him for a moment: he detected the slightest jar in the ballad ring. Sir Walter Scott and the Border Minstrelsy by Andrew Lang [1910]

Then I went right in where he was, and was about to shake his arm and wake him, when I detected a spot of blood on my finger from the dagger I had handled. Agatha Webb by Anna Katharine Green

Andrew Lang For some time they trotted on without any adventures, till just as they were about to cross a strip of long grass on the edge of the forest, the lion’s quick ears detected a faint rustling noise. The Brown Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Julia never complained, but drooped, and read the Psalms, and Edward detected her in tears over them. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Jules Verne But where a stranger would have suspected nothing, the sharpened senses of the Indian detected the approach of danger. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

And I detected him wringing his hands stealthily. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

E. F. Benson Major Benjy turned traitor and was detected by his wife surreptitiously practising with the gardener’s bicycle on the cinder path in the kitchen garden. Trouble for Lucia by E. F. Benson [1939]

Wilkie Collins In that position, he not only detected you in taking the Diamond out of the drawer — he also detected Miss Verinder, silently watching you from her bedroom, through her open door. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Walter Scott An incident of this sort happened to a gentleman of birth and distinction, who is well known in the political world, and was detected by the precision of his observation. Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft by Walter Scott [1831]

Maria Edgeworth Oh! positively I cannot bear to think of your being detected in passing off counterfeits. Helen by Maria Edgeworth

H. G. Wells At Charing Cross — we were going to Hastings — the experienced eye of the guard detected the significance of our unusual costume and he secured us a compartment. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

Lady Fareham’s cornets and fiddles sounded a March in Alceste; and the party broke up in laughter and good temper, Mr. Dubbin being much complimented upon his having detected Spavinger’s boots. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

Wilkie Collins Now I felt a sort of terror as I detected myself repeating it, and finding a new, unimagined poetry in the sound. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

H. G. Wells Trafford had rolled over, and she fancied she detected a change in his voice when it came. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

Joseph Furphy The conflagation was detected almost immediately on its breaking out but no steps could be taken to check the progress of the “devouring element. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

Even as he stared, the one nearest him detected some movement in the back parts and sent over a warning shot; he heard the bullet crack on the stone roof of an outhouse. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

George Eliot I am telling you the truth, and you have no right to disbelieve me; I have kept my word to you, and you have never detected me in a falsehood. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

A discerning eye might have detected melancholy and resignation in that patient face. Elizabeth and Essex by Lytton Strachey [1928]

Wilkie Collins Rising quickly, her eye detected a hole in the boards about the level of her own height, caused by a knot having been forced out of the wood. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

But if detected he would be dead shortly afterward, death being the just and legal penalty of his crime. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

Henry Fielding Happy is it indeed for those few who are detected in their sins, and brought to exemplary punishment for them in this world. The History of the Life of the Late Mr. Jonathan Wild The Great by Henry Fielding

Then, thinking she detected a gleam in his eyes, she raised her hand to her jacket and began to unfasten the first button. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Schomberg detected the meaning of it at once. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

G. K. Chesterton That rite is stratified with the separate centuries; from the first rude need of discipline to the last fine shade of culture or corruption, there is nothing that cannot be detected or even dated. A Miscellany of Men by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

Wilkie Collins Two rings adorned his white delicate hands, the value of which even my inexperienced observation detected to be all but priceless. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

It was an ill time for the sheep in the paddocks, which were often one giant drift, where the presence of the flock could only be detected by the yellowish steaming snow. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

G. K. Chesterton And it is because the proud have secrets that they need to be detected before they are forgiven. A Miscellany of Men by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

Edith Wharton Vance detected amusement now, and answered curtly: “I daresay if you knew me you’d think there was a whole lot of things I’d never come across. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

D. H. Lawrence But then, so stupid also, with that furtive lurking in holes and imagining it could not be detected He imagined he kept himself dark, in his sexual rat-holes. St Mawr by D. H. Lawrence

Anthony Trollope Oh! what a prize for a clever, sharp, ingenious, triumphant Counsellor Allewinde, that wicked false witness, with his shallow, detected device. The Macdermots of Ballycloran by Anthony Trollope [1847]

D. H. Lawrence Gudrun detected the tang of mockery in him, and she looked up and smiled into his face. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Arthur Conan Doyle The motion can be detected in the print. The Coming of the Fairies by Arthur Conan Doyle [1922]

Wilkie Collins He had failed to notice this, on looking at the outside; but he detected directly on glancing at the inside that it was dated differently from those which had gone before it. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

H.P. Lovecraft Glancing at the people on the sidewalks, I thought I detected in them a curious wish to avoid looking at the bus — or at least a wish to avoid seeming to look at it. The Shadow over Innsmouth by H.P. Lovecraft [1931]

Maria Edgeworth At last she detected the disturbing cause. Helen by Maria Edgeworth

She had been detected in the abstraction of sundry jewels and petty ornaments. A Stable for Nightmares by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Wilkie Collins Advancing a few steps to look at his man more closely, Bishopriggs was instantly detected by the quick eye of the trainer. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Edith Wharton He thought he detected a faint smile on the face of the gold-braided functionaries. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

One thing, at least, is to their credit: never any of these poor masks, with their deep silent remembrances, have been detected through murmuring, or what is nautically understood by “skulking. Joan of Arc by Thomas De Quincey

He was by no means without attractiveness of a kind; a certain stylized courtesy hung about him in a fragrance too delicate to be detected till one had ceased to think about it. Lost Horizon by James Hilton

Edith Wharton It was not that she detected any note of personal admiration in his praise — he had commended her as the surgeon might commend a fine instrument fashioned for his use. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

Leo Tolstoy It was as if I had been detected in a disgraceful act. After the Dance by Leo Tolstoy

Wilkie Collins Her miraculous sensitiveness of touch had detected the dark color of my dress, on the day when we first met. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Scientific people have had the meanness to invent tests by which poison can be detected even when there is none. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

Andrew Lang In the sand something might be detected glittering brightly. The Grey Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Arthur Conan Doyle As long as the criminal remains upon two legs so long must there be some indentation, some abrasion, some trifling displacement which can be detected by the scientific searcher. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

John Lewis Burckhard I do not know how long he had remained there, but suddenly lifting up my cloak, he detected me with the book in my hand. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

This noble vegetable exudes a kind of invisible gum, which may be detected by applying to the bark a piece of gold or silver. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

Nellie Bly This nurse, Miss Grupe, by the way, had a nice German face, and if I had not detected certain hard lines about the mouth I might have expected, as did my companions, to receive but kindness from her. Ten Days in a Mad-House by Nellie Bly

You detected the secret of my heart; you knew that Mrs. Ashleigh would not wish to see her daughter the wife of a provincial physician. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

H. G. Wells I detected a helpful motive and wrote among other things to assure him that I had “reserves” for a year or so. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

But there are two defects in him which were early detected by good and friendly judges: and which are in fact natural results of the extraordinary force and fertility of his creative power. The English Novel by George Saintsbury [1913]

The statement that the constable who had detected what was taking place had been half-murdered was an exaggeration, as the appearance of the officer himself in the witness-box disclosed. Tom Ossington’s Ghost by Richard Marsh [1898]

E. Phillips Oppenheim One detected the experienced hand of a man about town such as Mr. Luke in the arrangements made for Mrs. De-war’s cocktail party. The Strange Boarders of Palace Crescent by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Wilkie Collins The moment he entered the room Captain Wragge detected a change in his visitor’s look and manner. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

He would be scarcely likely to find much mercy at the hands of his aunts: he would stand before them a detected wretch, capable of any crime, of any treachery, for the furtherance of his own interest. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Henry James In the way the girl wailed forth some of her Tennysonian lines he detected a faint gleam as of something pearly in deep water. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

Charles Dickens But in making the action, I detected in his eyes some latent fear of me. The Signal-Man by Charles Dickens

George Gissing Rumour said that Muscula had been detected plotting against the life of Bessas, that she had been examined under torture, found guilty, and executed. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

I detected no movement and heard no sound from her. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

George Gissing In her brother’s looks and speech Nancy detected something mysterious. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

Edith Wharton He then raised his hands as if in prayer, speaking in a strange chanting jargon, in which Odo detected fragments of Greek and Latin, and the recurring names of the Judaic demons and angels. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

The apparatus consists of a serrated ridge at the base of the abdomen, against which the hard hinder part of the thorax is rubbed; and of this structure not a trace can be detected in the females. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Olaf Stapledon He saw forests creep over the plains; and with his magically piercing vision he detected among the greenery a sparse dust of beasts. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Perhaps he had come to rely less upon his own shrewdness than upon chance to reveal to him the substance of the mystery, of which he had as yet only detected the shadow. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

She could not believe that there was any divine purpose to be detected in the programme of sweeping changes which Mr. Gladstone was determined to carry out. Queen Victoria by Lytton Strachey

George Meredith The Press is the voice of the mass, and our private opinion is detected as a discord by the mighty beast, and won’t be endured by him. Celt and Saxon by George Meredith [1910]

George Gissing They spoke of him in whispers together, compassionated his sufferings, remarked on the comeliness of his features, and assured each other that they detected in him no symptom of the plague. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I detected traces of it when I came to this morning. The Lion and the Lamb by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1930]

The same thought seized both — some human agency might be detected here. The Haunted and the Haunters by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1859]

The fraud was a clumsy one, and was detected in twenty-four hours. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

I thought I detected Willinck somewhere behind the scenes, and tried to get hold of him, but learned that he was out of town. The Last Crusade by John Buchan

Sinclair Lewis He detected traces of heterodoxy in Martin, and with affection, diligence, and an extraordinarily heavy humor he devoted himself to the work of salvation. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

Wilkie Collins Is it agreed?” Her acute perception — enlightened by his tone as wall as by his wordsdetected something under the surface already. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

George Gissing And round about it, in so vast a circumference that it was only detected by the wandering eye, spread a softly radiant halo. Eve's Ransom by George Gissing [1894]

I was looking from the chaise-window, and soon detected the object of which, for some time, my eye had been in search. A Stable for Nightmares by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Jack London The surgeon thrust in his hand and fumbled about for some time, while I wondered whether the feel of that one brown thread could be detected from the rest of the ravel. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

I found him marching Rozaro about in custody with four other Wanyambo, who, detected plundering by Kitunzi, had set upon and beaten him severely. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

Mr. Wallace has also detected one such case with birds, but we have none with the larger quadrupeds. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

Miles Franklin By his accent and innocent style I detected he was not a colonial, so I got him to relate his history. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

And something of this rococo relish may no doubt, with a little good will and sympathy, be detected in her books. The English Novel by George Saintsbury [1913]

I thought I had been announced into an empty room till glancing along the extremely loud carpet I detected a pair of feet under the armchair. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

Wilkie Collins I had barely detected him before he was out of the room. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

Theodore Dreiser In the woodshed he could hear the voices of the children, and once he thought he detected the form of Mrs. Gerhardt. After a time another form came shadowlike through the side gate. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

Olaf Stapledon The sense of hearing was wonderfully developed, for the movements of fish at great distances could be detected by the underwater ears. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

She believed that she had detected love-looks between Essex and Lady Mary Howard, and could hardly control her anger. Elizabeth and Essex by Lytton Strachey [1928]

Wilkie Collins He had evidently heard what we had been saying to each other, before I detected him — for he touched his eyes, and lifted his hands pityingly in allusion to Lucilla’s blindness. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Wilkie Collins He detected at once the domestic conspiracy of which he was destined to become the victim. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

No feeling of pity for the sick man was to be detected in their manner. Mother by Maksim Gorky

Charles Dickens Not one of them, however, detected this. The Trial for Murder by Charles Dickens

Tobias Smolle The imposture was detected in the sequel, and our Hibernian pamphleteer retains no part of his assumed importance, but the bare title of my lord. The Expedition of Humphry Clinker by Tobias Smolle

The imitation may pass muster beneath the gaslight, but it would certainly be detected under the searching glare of day. Her Father’s Name by Florence Marryat [1878]

Rafael Sabatini Indeed had Clairvaux who entered, candle in hand, in nightcap and quilted dressing-gown, bestowed an attentive look upon the curtains he would have detected the quiver that still agitated them. The Plague of Ghosts by Rafael Sabatini

George Meredith She marvelled at his opposition, though she detected the principal basis of it. Celt and Saxon by George Meredith [1910]

Wilkie Collins Sharpened by fear and suspicion, Sarah’s eyes immediately detected the repairs which had been effected in the banisters and stairs of the second flight. The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins [1857]

Arnold Bennett And he was so convinced and convincing that an imaginative nose could have detected the odour of burnt flesh. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

By and by, however, we fancied we detected a something—a shadow—such a shadow as might be cast by a gigantic buttress. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Lecoq detected the secret correspondence between the prisoner and his accomplice. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Arthur Conan Doyle I can only say that I have never detected him in fraud. The Land of Mist by Arthur Conan Doyle [1926]

I detected a slight, quivering start or two, which looked uncommonly like bounding away. A Smile of Fortune by Joseph Conrad [1911]

These movements could be detected only by being traced on a bell-glass placed over the plant. The Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants by Charles Darwin

Edith Wharton He detected a gleam of relief behind Mr. Spence’s glasses. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

It is curious,” he continued, looking at me, “it is very curious you should have asked me that, for all day I have been imagining I detected the presence of cythyl. The Mystery of Choice by Robert W. Chambers [1896]

Arnold Bennett But Clara detected satire and repelled it with a glance. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

Anna Katherine Green His is a timid soul, and anxious as he is to watch her, he is not at all anxious to be detected in the act of doing so. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

Olaf Stapledon The electric organs detected very slight differences of electric charge in relation to the subject’s own body. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

I dare say you know two types of natives, which may be called the obsequious and the sullen? Well, one had them, the types themselves, detected in the fact; and one had them together. The Ebb-Tide by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

On a fallen wall south of the portico, the Idle Man detected some remains of a Greek inscription;6 but for hieroglyphic characters, or cartouches by which to date the building, we looked in vain. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Under their affected nicety she detected irony. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

Andrew Lang THEY detected no incongruity between the player who was their Johannes Factotum and the plays which he gave in to the manager. The Valet’s Tragedy by Andrew Lang

If they were detected he would go for the stranger’s throat, and he thought he could trust Newsom to do the same. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

Nathaniel Hawthorne Nevertheless, among those fragrant blossoms, and conspicuously, too, had been stuck a weed of evil odor and ugly aspect, which, as soon as I detected it, destroyed the effect of all the rest. The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

He would have liked to see the face of any one; but the time passed by and not even a shadow could be detected behind the curtain; not even a servant passed across the courtyard. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

He wanted no sad faces about him; in Sarah’s eyes he detected sometimes a look of terror, and that he would not have because it made himself afraid . Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

George Gissing Your horse is at hand?’ As he spoke he detected a sadness on the man’s countenance. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

This he did so cleverly that he was not detected until he had stolen many hundred. A First Year in Canterbury Settlement by Samuel Butler

George Meredith Nevil detected that politic element of their promptitude for war. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

George Gissing You would have detected something clerical in the young man’s air. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

George Eliot He had just gone into the workshop when his quick ear detected a light rapid foot on the stairs — certainly not his mother’s. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

Mrs. Brankley detected the note of ironical congratulation in her visitor’s verdict. The Unbearable Bassington by Saki

She detected his emotion, and a faint smile parted her lips. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Virginia Woolf Mr. Gilman, consulted, detected cancer. The Death of the Moth and other essays by Virginia Woolf [1942]

Far away he thought he detected the purring noise which Thomas made to stir the duck, but no overhead beat of wings followed. The Magic Walking Stick by John Buchan [1927]

Wilkie Collins The landlady and the maid, watching her with curious eyes, detected that she was again weeping bitterly, and noticed with astonishment, at the same time, how neatly she put on her bonnet and shawl. The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins [1857]

Nathaniel Hawthorne The moonlight fell upon no passenger along the whole extent, but in the third domicile which Robin passed there was a half-opened door, and his keen glance detected a woman’s garment within. The Snow Image and other stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1851]

Anthony Trollope When detected in his own sin he could not allude to possible delinquencies on the other side. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

H. G. Wells The detected profiteer, the genuine profiteer who profiteers on any considerable scale, gets short shrift; he is shot. Russia in the Shadows by H. G. Wells

I detected in the shadows one of the Hermione Street group surreptitiously chewing up and swallowing a small piece of paper. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

Willa Cather Although Alexander was only forty-three, Wilson thought that beneath his vigorous color he detected the dulling weariness of on-coming middle age. Alexander’s Bridge by Willa Cather [1912]

You regard me, Mr Carrados, either as a detected rogue or a repentant ass?” “Another excellent rule is never to form deductions from uncertainties. Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah [1914]

Arthur Morrison And any thief’s attention would naturally be directed at first to the gold plate — indeed, I detected a fresh knife-mark in the door of the case, which I will show you presently. The Dorrington Deed-Box by Arthur Morrison

Wilkie Collins Predominating among the cries, he detected one everlasting question. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

H. G. Wells The subtle variations of interception and appropriation can be detected and controlled only by the constant vigilance of an alert world public opinion. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

At the same time they are also, at least usually, less obviously wasteful; that is to say, other elements than that of a display of expense are more readily detected in their structure. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

Nothing suspicious to be detected anywhere. The Tale by Joseph Conrad [1917]

I detected a similarity in the writing, in spite of the attempted disguise. The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith

Andrew Lang A piece of jewellery was stolen from one of his protegees, a lady, and he detected the thief, a servant, by a glance. Letters on Literature by Andrew Lang

E. Phillips Oppenheim There was not a trace of anxiety, a foretaste of trouble to be detected anywhere in her expression. The Man Without Nerves by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

George Meredith She detected herself running in and out of her nature to fortify it against accusations rather than cleanse it for inspection. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

H. G. Wells Before he detected the drift of her mind he told her many things about human sickness and poverty. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

Wilkie Collins I detected in every word he spoke an artful lure to trap me into trusting him as my second father, more than as my friend. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

That from the first moment in which she had decoyed me to her side, she had detected “the something” on my mind, was perhaps but the ordinary quickness of female penetration. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

Wilkie Collins But I was both amazed and perplexed by the look of terror that I detected in her face. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

George Eliot There was no attitude in which his pride did not feel its bruises; and in all behavior toward him, whether kind or cold, he detected an allusion to the change in his circumstances. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

But he detected one fatal flaw: “You don’t say what is to become of me. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Arnold Bennett He thought that in letters from London he detected a softer spirit. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

He thought that he detected in Prince John’s eye the faintest suspicion of a wink. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

A. E. W. Mason Durrance could not remember that he had ever detected any signs of cowardice in Harry Feversham, and the charge startled him perpetually into incredulity. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

The detected pig robber raised his head. Ralph Rashleigh by James Tucker

Andrew Lang He detected her wicked passion by drawing his blackened hand over her face. Custom and Myth by Andrew Lang

In that case I should have detected the figure that had crawled quietly over and was now stealing along the deck towards where I lay. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]

Algernon Blackwood Fillery detected a new expression on the keen, thoughtful features, and he was pleased to see it. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

William Hope Hodgson A century fled, and it seemed to me that I detected occasional dull glows of red, passing me at intervals. The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson

Algernon Blackwood Yet the sound came in some way I cannot describe, and could not examine or ascertain, from his whole body, I detected no vibration of the body. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

George Gissing He little imagined her capable of opening his letters, and to be detected in such a squalid misdemeanour would have overwhelmed her with shame. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Above all, Lapham detected the peculiar odour of his own paint, with which the architect had been greatly interested one day, when Lapham showed it to him at the office. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

Andrew Lang The original poem, as detected by him, is really “the work of a single poet, perhaps the greatest in all the world’s history. Homer and His Age by Andrew Lang

I had not known such quietness for months; and I detected in myself an immense fatigue, a longing to remain where I was without changing my position to the end of time. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

Edith Wharton To a careless eye its aspect was unchanged; but those acquainted with Mrs. Ballinger’s way of arranging her books would instantly have detected the marks of recent perturbation. Xingu by Edith Wharton [1916]

Captain Whalley detected an unusual character as of prudent care in this prowling. End of the Tether by Joseph Conrad [1902]

George Meredith Only women besides myself have detected him. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

E. Phillips Oppenheim His ear had detected the faint satire in her tone. The Man Without Nerves by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Henry James The women he had hitherto known had been mainly of his own soft clime, and it was not often they exhibited the tendency he detected (and cursorily deplored) in Mrs. Luna’s sister. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Although she appeared very little changed physically, he detected now a certain alteration which he found it difficult to define. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]