Phrases with "detected"

Wilkie Collins Once or twice I detected myself in feeling impatient at the slow progress of the ceremony — it seemed to be doubly, trebly longer than its usual length. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Wilkie Collins Here and there I detected hesitations and repetitions, which I have purposely passed over. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

He must be detected in any case; but if they could lower the rope sufficiently, he might clutch it and be saved. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

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

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]

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

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

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]

TWO LITTLE PIECES of by-play in which I detected her confirmed my unpleasant suspicion. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Then it assumed definite proportions, became taller, until I thought I detected the outline of a human figure. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

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

In the last analysis he should commit murder because this seems to him less disgraceful, and less damaging to his career, than being detected in adultery. Collected Essays by George Orwell

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

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

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]

Victor Hugo Through the openings of their robes might be detected silk garments and sword hilts. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

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]

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

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

An attribute beloved of detected offenders. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

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]

Wilkie Collins Mrs. Lecount’s sharp ears detected the mistake the instant it was committed. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Wilkie Collins She detected the deception which Nugent had practiced on her, with a cry of indignation that rang through the room. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

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]

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

Henry James Newman detected her in the crowd, admired her, and perceived that she too had her votive copyist — a young man with his hair standing on end. The American by Henry James [1877]

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]

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]

Anthony Trollope How much he really did understand she was never quite aware; but she did know that he detected her in a positive falsehood. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

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

But men, you know, don’t like to be detected in that weakness, though everybody knows there are moments when bonus Homerus dormitat. The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

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]

Anthony Hope He saw that I detected its presence in him and perceived how it filled his mind. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

Maria Edgeworth Helen had never yet experienced neglect or detected insincerity, and nothing in her own true and warm heart could suggest the possibility of double-dealing, or even of coldness in friendship. Helen by Maria Edgeworth

He detected a degrading quality in the touches of age which every day adds to a human countenance. The Planter of Malata by Joseph Conrad [1915]

However, he said nothing, and felt sure his morphia could not be detected in beer by any decomposer but the stomach. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

But I could not help expressing my surprise that Mrs. Fyne had not detected at once what was brewing. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

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

Edith Wharton To be poor seemed to her such a confession of failure that it amounted to disgrace; and she detected a note of condescension in the friendliest advances. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

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

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

Arnold Bennett And in her cave she had actually been thinking things over! Constance detected for the first time, beneath the dehumanized drudge, the stirrings of a separate and perhaps capricious individuality. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

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

George Gissing And, by the bye’—he fumbled in his pocket for half-a-crown, still smiling like a detected culprit—‘I’m sure you won’t mention this little affair. Fate and the Apothecary by George Gissing

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

Anne was such an angel! But Mrs. Rusk, whose eyes were about her, detected Anne, with a brandy-bottle under her apron, stealing up-stairs. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

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]

Wilkie Collins Leonard’s sensitive ear detected a change in her voice. The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins [1857]

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

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]

Tobias Smolle When I found myself detected and forsaken by you, I was fain to move my lodging, and dwell two pair of stairs higher than before. The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smolle

She detected the signs of mental suffering on her face. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

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

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]

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

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

Wilkie Collins Her delicate ear detected the sound of my strange footstep, long before I reached the place at which she was standing. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Samuel Johnson If Steele desired to write in secret, he was not lucky; a single month detected him. Lives of the Poets by Samuel Johnson

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

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]

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

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

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 Maker of Moons by Robert W. Chambers

In a few minutes, doubtless, for they had stolen after me and had detected me running away from the window. The Old Stone House and other stories by Anna Katharine Green

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]

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]

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

Zona Gale Indeed, St. George thought, one might almost have spent the prince’s profile at a fig-stall, and the vender would have jingled it among his silver and never have detected the cheat. Romance Island by Zona Gale [1906]

Edith Wharton Amid that clamor of far-off enthusiasms she detected no controversial note. Crucial Instances by Edith Wharton [1901]

I detected you in close conversation with Hunsden at my house a month ago, and I know that you were at Hunsden’s rooms last night. The Professor by Charlotte Bronte [1857]

John Galsworthy He had merely increased his dislike and mistrust of this young man, who had tired him out with his politeness, and in whose manner he now certainly detected mockery. The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

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]

The dogs frequently detected his presence, if their eloquent alarms and their excursions were to be credited. Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield

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]

Sir Walter Scott He detected poachers, black-fishers, orchard-breakers, and pigeon-shooters; had the applause of the bench for his reward, and the public credit of an active magistrate. Guy Mannering by Sir Walter Scott [1815]

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]

Jeremy Bentham Now and then indeed, owing to a coincidence of circumstances more or less extraordinary, it will be detected and by that means punished. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

It is an important fact that rudimentary organs, such as teeth in the upper jaws of whales and ruminants, can often be detected in the embryo, but afterwards wholly disappear. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

Warm though the night was, and grand in its aspect, signs might be detected of the approaching winter. In Later Years by Ellen Wood [1887]

This youth had conceived a passion, or, as some say, had been detected in an intrigue with, one of the royal concubines. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

I thought I detected the curtain move as he thundered by her gate, but I am so filled with thoughts of her just now that I cannot always trust my judgment. The Old Stone House and other stories by Anna Katharine Green

Isbel, being in a highly sensitive mood, detected the presence of feminine electricity at once; she quietly set down her paper beside her, feeling more apprehension than she cared to admit to herself. The Haunted Woman by David Lindsay [1922]

Anthony Hope Although she tried to hide all signs of it, I detected an uneasiness in her manner. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

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

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]

H. G. Wells Some instinct told me not to be detected loading. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

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

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

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

A couple of men he could not make out began to converse drowsily, and also, he could not tell where, he detected a curious noise of shuffling feet. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

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

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]

Henry James He paused a moment in the corridor, after he had gone a few steps, expecting to hear the resonance of M. de Bellegarde’s displeasure; but he detected only a perfect stillness. The American by Henry James [1877]

Wilkie Collins At this time, no unpractised eyes would have detected any change in him. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Ann Radcliffe She knew if the Marquis detected her in an attempt to escape, he would, probably, burst the bounds which he had hitherto prescribed to himself, and that she had the most dreadful evils to expect. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

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

Edgar Allan Poe I then replaced the boards so cleverly, so cunningly, that no human eye — not even his — could have detected any thing wrong. The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe [1843]

Olaf Stapledon This fact can never be detected by the pure physics of any epoch. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Victor Hugo Still he detected a shadow; he felt that a mist hung over all this brightness. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

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

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]

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]

G. K. Chesterton For some months, indeed for some years, people had detected something curious in the judge’s conduct. The Club of Queer Trades by G. K. Chesterton [1905]

Motes and specks of light dance in disorderly figures, to be detected as animated objects only by gauzy wings catching the light and reflecting it. Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield

Virginia Woolf And this essential thing? In the eyes of every single person she detected a flame; as if a spark in the brain ignited spontaneously at contact with the things they met and drove them on. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

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

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

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]

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]

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

As he ate his omelette Fabrizio engaged in conversation with him, absolutely as between equals; he thought he detected that Lodovico was in love with their hostess. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

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]

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

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

Arthur Conan Doyle His way now led towards the river-side regions, and a cleansing whiff of tar was to be detected in the stagnant autumn air. Beyond the City by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

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

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

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

She detected several prints of hobnailed boots. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

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]

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

Wilkie Collins You detected the turn that inquiry was really taking, yesterday. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

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]

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

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

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

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

Mr. Dorkin looked me over as I approached him, and I thought I detected a sneer upon his lips as he did so. The Race of Life by Guy Boothby [1906]

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

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]

Yet the eye of an acute observer would have detected some difference beneath this outward varnish of similarity. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

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

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]

Wilkie Collins Charlotte’s eyes, riveted on Percy, detected a sudden change of color in his face the moment he looked at the newspaper. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

He had the good fortune to stand with his back to the light, so that neither of the ladies detected that foolish mist in his blue eyes. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

H. G. Wells Damn that howling!” I thought I detected a certain suspicion in his eyes. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells [1896]

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]

She knew that, having once detected her in a false position, Christobal would never rest until he had learned the truth, and that the sooner she could give him an interview the better. Her Father’s Name by Florence Marryat [1878]

Andrew Lang The same progress might be detected in representative art. Custom and Myth by Andrew Lang

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

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

Maria Edgeworth He watched the stranger, and actually detected him putting a large mince-pie into his pocket. The Good French Governess by Maria Edgeworth

Some have even maintained that race-differences cannot be detected in the infantile skull. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Sinclair Lewis Old Putnam will never speak to any of us again,’ Sara reproached her father, yet in her he detected admiration. The Prodigal Parents by Sinclair Lewis

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

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]

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

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]

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]

D. H. Lawrence She detected an underneath feeling of weariness about him. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

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

Anthony Trollope Are not most of our innermost secrets known to all the world? And then Bertram skulked off—or endeavoured rather to do so; for Mrs. Wilkinson detected him in the act, and stopped him. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

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]

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

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]

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]

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]

Wilkie Collins But I detected signs of care in the wife’s face. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

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]

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

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

George Gissing Yet in the look which he cast upon her, Nancy detected a sign of more amiability than she had found in him of late. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

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

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

Aramis looked up: “Good-evening,” said he; and his searching look detected his host’s sadness and disordered state of mind. Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

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]

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

I thought I detected marks of new chiselling here and there. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

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

In the house Mr Verloc could be detected staring curiously at Stevie a good deal. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

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

H.P. Lovecraft There was also a subtler thing we often thought we detected — a very strange thing which was, however, merely suggestive at most. The Shunned House by H.P. Lovecraft [1924]

George Gissing Mrs. Clarendon was writing letters at a table by the window; as she rose, he thought he detected annoyance on her face. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

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]

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

H. G. Wells I chanced to catch the response in a mirror and detected Beatrice with her nose wrinkled into a swift and entirely diabolical grimace. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

D. H. Lawrence He looked at the athletic, seemingly fearless girl, and he detected in her a kinship with his own dark corruption. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

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]

Examining, moreover, into the history of detected crime, John Rex discovered one thing. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Baldwin Spencer He moved about from spot to spot, sniffing as if he detected the smell of cooking, but could not detect where it came from. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

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]

Luckily, on evidence which I could never understand, Dominic detected something suspicious. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

Henry James If it had been in such a light that he had just detected in his cup the dregs of youth, that was a mere flaw of the surface of his scheme. The Ambassadors by Henry James [1903]

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

Edith Wharton By the light of the street lamp he recognized his wife as she sprang out and detected a familiar silhouette in her companion’s fur-coated figure. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

George Gissing She was in love with him, and he detected in himself a reciprocal emotion. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

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]

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

I fancied I detected a look of relief on the faces of my two companions, and the thought was far from pleasing to me. The Race of Life by Guy Boothby [1906]

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]

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 He detected my embarrassment immediately, anxiously as I strove to conceal it. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

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]

He did not wish to be detected in his patient occupation. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

But for that delectable “loose jacket,” Afy might have detected her bosom rise and fall. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

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]

A Hindu’s face is impassive, but I thought I detected in his eyes a twinkle of understanding. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

Anthony Trollope All this was quite clear to Heathcote; and it was clear to him, also, that when he detected fraud he was bound to expose it. Harry Heathcote of Gangoil by Anthony Trollope