Phrases with "ended"

Olaf Stapledon When at last the conference had ended and the forwards had returned to their home countries, a manifesto was issued to the peoples of the world. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

Jules Verne His guests congratulated him heartily as he ended his narration; and Paddy O’Moore no doubt expected confidence for confidence, but he waited in vain. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

Wilkie Collins It ended in my returning to the sitting-room, very seriously dissatisfied with myself. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

His efforts, however, which do not appear to have been always marked by prudence, ended disastrously in his assassination in the monastery of the Black Friars, Perth, in February, 1437. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

Guy de Maupassan She ended by saying: “Oh, I am well off now. The History of a Heart by Guy de Maupassan

The letter was almost as much his as her own, and he ended his dictation thus: ‘Say that I am sure that if I get better we may make arrangements for their marriage. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

H. G. Wells Philip ended his account of this conversation in wild indignation. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

Walter Besant There was to be one more night journey for me with Tom, but of that I knew not then, and rode beside him proud and joyful that the long suspense was to be ended and the battle fought. Dorothy Forster by Walter Besant [1884]

A second marriage with a Mrs. Bridgewater ended by the lady leaving him shortly after. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

H. G. Wells I sat hands on knees recalling that queer passionate career that had ended with my futile shot into the growing darkness of the End. The thought of that shot awoke my emotions again. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

With the exception of his real name and his escape from prison, he ended by confiding everything to this woman who seemed such a good soul. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

Then came Thomas, born 1806; and Catherine, born 1808; and the list is ended by William, born 1810, and now (1880) the only survivor. Wordsworth by F. W. H. Myers [1881]

Henry James It ended a long time before I got here. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Jonathan Swif The doctors say it would have ended in some violent disease if it had not come out thus. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

Oh, the relief of it! This tedious business which had occupied nearly a fortnight was ended at last, and his daughter belonged to him again. The Infidel by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1900]

He had a long, slow laugh that began as a murmur, spread into a long rumble, ended in a roar. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Ford Madox Ford Yes, the day had begun disastrously with Sylvia’s letter; it ended — if it was ended! — almost more disastrously with the General’s eulogy of that woman. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

The passage was empty and ended in utter darkness. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Rudyard Kipling He ended with the classical tag: ‘I’ve a great mind to give you a special licking on my own account for the House’s sake. Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

William Makepeace Thackeray Thus ended this wretched young man. The Memoires of Barry Lyndon by William Makepeace Thackeray [1852]

Anthony Trollope I have seen that fraternal love before under similar circumstances, and it has always ended in the same way. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch To put back in the teeth of such weather was hopeless; and the attempt to run before it ended as we know. I Saw Three Ships by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch [1893]

Arthur Machen And, then, in the winter of 1915–16, the Terror ended suddenly as it had begun. The Terror by Arthur Machen

Robert Louis Stevenson So ended our excursion with the village usurers; and, now that it was done, we had no more idea of the nature of the business, nor of the part we had been playing in it, than the child unborn. The Silverado Squatters by Robert Louis Stevenson

H. G. Wells Sidney and Maurice both went to Oxford, became eminent journalists and ended with knighthoods. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

H. G. Wells The juvenile treat, the age when even the old aped the young, ended in the World War and the economic collapse. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Ford Madox Ford But as long as it ended the right way one could bear it. A Man Could Stand Up by Ford Madox Ford [1926]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Gloria had called her on long-distance, and Miss Kane ended the conversation characteristically by saying “All-ll-ll righty. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

Anthony Trollope But he ended the discussion at last by declaring that he would rest upon the matter for forty-eight hours. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

One time I had made up my mind thoroughly, but it ended in my stumbling and falling at his feet because at the very last instant when I was six inches from him my courage failed me. Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Arthur Conan Doyle The matter has ended in reprimands, the opponents have been compelled to shake hands, and there is every hope that all will be well. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

Edith Wharton It was what had happened to Ally Hawes’s sister Julia, and had ended in her going to Nettleton, and in people’s never mentioning her name. Summer by Edith Wharton [1917]

So much cut off and ended it is,” he said, glancing at the sky again. The Imperialist by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1904]

Ford Madox Ford He ended up very seriously: ‘I have not got time to go into this now . No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

Robinson rode on ahead and shortly found two fine large ponds under a hill which ended abruptly over them. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

Gaston Leroux Only imbeciles, like Gapone, let themselves be hanged or ended by being executed, like Azef, because of their awkward slips. The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux [1913]

George Elio She told the servants to sit up no longer, and she herself undressed and went to bed, trying to cheat her imagination into the belief that the day was ended for her. Janet’s Repentance by George Elio

And thus had ended Philip Sheldon’s career as a surgeon-dentist. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

Nana, greatly bored by all this fuss, ended by slobbering her wine over the body of her dress, so it was taken off and the stains were at once washed out in a glass of water. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Wilkie Collins It had all ended exactly as Richard would have wished it to end. Miss or Mrs? by Wilkie Collins [1871]

Arthur Conan Doyle A moment later the same fierce hiss ended in a loud wooden crash, and a short, thick crossbow-bolt was buried deep in the side of their boat. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

D. H. Lawrence It began well, but it ended always in war between them, till they were both driven almost to madness. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

It has a short course, but a merry one, and had ended for us at its proper beginning. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

George Eliot I run with the —’ Mr Sircome checked himself, looked furtively at Christian, and, to divert criticism, ended with — ‘eh, Mr Nolan?’ ‘There have been eminent Whigs, sir. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

Virginia Woolf The party having ended in the very abrupt way in which parties do end, Helen and Rachel stood by the door with their cloaks on, looking for a carriage. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

He tried hard to read for his first class, but for once even ambition failed: it ended in flinging books away in despair. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Arthur Conan Doyle There was a pale-green foreground of feathery vegetation, which sloped upwards and ended in a line of cliffs dark red in color, and curiously ribbed like some basaltic formations which I have seen. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

Thomas Hardy The droning which had been the rule in that quiet old place for a century seemed ended at last. Life’s Little Ironies by Thomas Hardy

Wilkie Collins It ended in my venturing into the room on the ground-floor called the Morning–Room, to consult Mr. Macallan. He was usually to be found there in the forenoon of the day. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

Abdulla’s letter he read carefully and rammed it into his pocket, also with anger, but with anger that ended in a half-resigned, half-amused smile. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

The voice had ended and Herries was freed. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Jules Verne But Pencroft was such a zealous master, that Top ended by properly performing his ascents, and soon mounted the ladder as readily as his brethren in the circus. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Edith Wharton He almost suspected that, baffled by his evasiveness, the pertinacious child had ended by addressing herself to Mrs. Sellars, and that the latter, thus challenged, had put on her ring. The Children by Edith Wharton [1928]

They told all the miseries they had endured “out there;” and usually ended by requesting some slight assistance. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

But that was all over now — ended as her life was ended: suddenly, incomprehensibly, and by no stroke of God. Even the jewel on her finger was gone, the token of our betrothal. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

Anthony Trollope It ended in this—that he is to make inquiry about me, and that I am to have my cousin unless I am found out to be very bad indeed. Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Wilkie Collins It ended in his making an appointment to come and see me, accompanied by a medical friend, on the next day, at an hour when Rachel would not be at home. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Henry James Roderick ended by answering them himself, tolerably to his satisfaction, and in a short time he had almost turned the tables and become in their walks and talks the accredited source of information. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

Wilkie Collins That long walk with his friend had ended in improving his manners, especially towards his wife. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

So ended the battle of the islands. The True History by Lucian of Samosata

Geoffrey Chaucer Heere is ended the Seconde Nonnes tale. The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

Sinclair Lewis At Liverpool he suddenly stopped at a post-box and mailed his card to Istra. That ended his debate. Our Mr. Wrenn by Sinclair Lewis

Arthur Conan Doyle So constant were the corporal’s thrusts, now at my face, now at my body, that I had never an opening for one of the heavy cuts which might have ended the matter. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

Presently the hilly encasement of the Wady el-‘Ajáj ended with El-‘Adrá, a red butte to the left, and the Jebel el-Yakhmúm on the right. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

Andrew Lang All this bustle, however, ended in nothing but confusion, and, what was worse, the King soon fell back into the same condition as he was in before. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Henry Handel Richardson No one can stare as rudely as Schilsky, and he ended by making her so uncomfortable that she couldn’t bear it any longer, and went out of the hall. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

This part of the negotiations ended with presenting some “satin stripe” and rum to the Nchinu and Manbuku Prata, and with shaking hands — a dangerous operation. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

But I will forgive you if you only open the door,” he ended in an inflated tone: “You remember how you swore time after time to be my wife. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

Mrs. Gaskell It was impossible to live a month at Cranford and not know the daily habits of each resident; and long before my visit was ended I knew much concerning the whole Brown trio. Cranford by Mrs. Gaskell [1851-3]

Leslie Stephen But on examination it immediately turned out that it contained no letters from peers, and the whole farce would have ended at once but for a further trick. Alexander Pope by Leslie Stephen [1880]

I will pursue the two villains silently, stealthily, as they pursued me; and when the hour of my triumph comes, it shall be a real triumph, not a defeat like that which ended their scheming. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

T. E. Lawrence Yet the peacefulness ended sooner than we thought. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

They were almost upon me before I reached the lane, but then I put on a spurt, and was twenty yards ahead when it ended in a wall with a gate. The Frying-Pan and the Fire by John Buchan

Edith Wharton When she had ended he kept the same look during an interval of silent pondering. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

Geoffrey Chaucer Heere is ended the book of the tales of Caunterbury compiled by Geffrey Chaucer of whos soule Jesu Crist have mercy. The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

E. Phillips Oppenheim Questions asked in the House of Commons ended in an uproar. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

Andrew Lang So ended these unfortunate lovers, whom not even the Mermaid could help, because all the magic power had been lost with the diamond sword. The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

This rush also ended in a dead spot. The Day of the Locust by Nathanael Wes

H. G. Wells And the little Stink I knew at school, playing his part, became the Marvel of Mankind. “He ended war for ever. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

F. Scott Fitzgerald As his fourth month in the store ended he found himself regarding his employer in a manner that was almost fraternal. Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Jules Verne The summer heat ended with the month of March. The weather was sometimes rainy, but still warm. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

A painful malady, from which he had been for some time a sufferer, ended fatally on the evening of the 19th inst. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

Sinclair Lewis He ended his confession with, “I guess I ought to be boiled in oil for endangering you and the baby this way. Gideon Planish by Sinclair Lewis

Wilkie Collins Right or wrong, it ended in my sitting down by him again in the place which I had just left. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

This culminated in an erratic stroll on Sunday which ended at the flower-market on the Pont au Change, began again, was gloomily extended to the morgue, and again ended at the marble bridge. The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers

It ended in a disaster, and a sense of wonder had been added to the mystery of the fabulous Rio Medio organization. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Andrew Lang But when the tale was ended the father shook his head. The Crimson Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Thomas Hardy The dancing-party ended as unceremoniously as it had begun; but the guests lingered round the premises till the doctor should arrive. A Changed Man by Thomas Hardy [1913]

The clue — as we took it to be-has ended in smoke. The Mystery Queen by Fergus Hume

G. K. Chesterton It can only be said that, having begun by goggling, he ended by giggling. The Paradoxes of Mr. Pond by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

An association that ended at thirteen has little but sentimental value for the boy of twenty-one. Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey

George Meredith Count Henri’s shoulders and neck expressed a kind of negative that, like a wet dog’s shake of the head, ended in an involuntary whole length shudder, dog-like and deplorable to behold. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Anthony Trollope The tidings of your illness, together with your silence, have robbed her of all her happiness;’ and it ended thus:—‘Dearest Harry! do not be cruel to us; our hearts are all with you. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope The paper on clerical snobs is intended to be essentially generous, and is ended by an allusion to certain old clerical friends which has a sweet tone of tenderness in it. Thackeray by Anthony Trollope [1879]

He is waiting for me,’ ended Guy, hurrying off. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

Wilkie Collins It ended in Felicia giving her husband back the bracelet. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Rafael Sabatini Her lids fluttered down over her eyes, a faint surge of colour showed itself in her cheeks, and with a sigh she ended by promising to do his will. Casanova’s Alibi by Rafael Sabatini

Theodore Dreiser He had never been able to make her explain satisfactorily that first single relationship with Gardner Knowles, which she declared had ended so abruptly. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Wilkie Collins And then I ended with another hard hit. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

Thomas Hardy Hence people who began by beholding him ended by perusing him. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Their encounters often ended in this way. Burmese Days by George Orwell

Thomas Hardy Tess, too, felt that the argument could not be ended there. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Wilkie Collins His short letter to Emily contained no further allusion to Miss Jethro; it began and ended on the first page. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

Frances Hodgson Burnett There was a laurel-hedged walk which curved round the secret garden and ended at a gate which opened into a wood, in the park. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1911]

The impression of the dragged body ended there, and it ended just where there were signs that a big motor car had been turned round. The Dark Highway by Arthur Gask [1928]

Mrs. Gaskell Martha, to be sure, had never ended her staring at the East Indian’s white turban and brown complexion, and I saw that Miss Matilda shrunk away from him a little as he waited at dinner. Cranford by Mrs. Gaskell [1851-3]

All three flew at one another, spitting and howling, and it ended in the women weeping, and the master saying to me: “You will have to give up the idea for a time, and not learn. In the World by Maksim Gorky

Marie Corelli As for the conclusion which so very nearly ended in disaster and crime, there is nothing to be said beyond the fact that both the persons concerned are profoundly sorry for their sins. The Master-Christian by Marie Corelli [1900]

Theodore Dreiser But gone he was, and that ended their interest in the matter. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

George Meredith A delightful overture, masterfully executed; ended too soon; except that the programme forbids the ordinary interpretation of prolonged applause. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

Elizabeth Von Arnim Mrs. Fisher, he was glad to see, gradually found it difficult herself, for her severity slackened, and she ended by saying lamely, “You ought to have told me you were not doing it. The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1922]

Oscar Wilde I remember he ended by saying that he intrusted to me the Willie Hughes theory, and that it was for me to present it to the world, and to unlock the secret of Shakespeare’s heart. The Portrait of Mr. W. H. by Oscar Wilde [1889]

Wilkie Collins Reviving me at first, it ended in stupefying me. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

George Gissing Happily, some richer man was at length found who envied him his privilege, and therewith ended Thistlewood’s devotion to the joys of a bohemian life. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

I should have done so but for Bowring,’ ended Mrs. Krent, and her listeners noticed that she dropped the prefix to the millionaire’s name. The Crowned Skull by Fergus Hume

Henry Lawson We cursed society because we weren’t rich men, and then we felt better and conversation drifted lazily round various subjects and ended in that of smoking. While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson

It ended by my almost believing (perhaps actually believing) that this was perhaps my normal condition. Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Ann Radcliffe Thus ended this adventure, the only one that had occurred to disturb the family, during their residence in the forest. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

Abraham Merri At our right, a few feet away, the passage ended abruptly in a square of polished stone, from which came faint rose radiance. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

Henry James But he WAS in love with her, the prepossessing young man; and all these restrictions of circumstance had ended by irritating him. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Henry James She looked along the sunny beach which stretched its shallow curve to where the little bay ended and the white wall of the cliffs began. Confidence by Henry James [1879]

Edgar Rice Burroughs A hideous roar broke from his titanic lungs — a roar which ended in a long-drawn scream that is more human than the death-cry of a tortured woman — more human but more awesome. Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1923]

Jane Austen They could not get through; and as Miss Bertram’s inclination for so doing did by no means lessen, it ended in Mr. Rushworth’s declaring outright that he would go and fetch the key. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen [1814]

Just after the war had ended my poor old dad died suddenly, and I had returned to Melbourne to settle up his affairs. The Secret of the Sandhills by Arthur Gask [1921]

We ended by camping on a little hillock, where we could look down upon the scene, and around to the hills shimmering in the heat, and up to the deep blue sky on which were etched two mewing buzzards. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

Benjamin Disraeli We had intended to have commenced this book with something quite terrific, a murder or a marriage; and all our great ideas have ended in a lounge. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

William Hope Hodgson Then, abruptly, from behind me, came a single wail of sudden pain and terror from Tammy. It ended instantly in a sort of choke. The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson

Algernon Blackwood Before the singing ended he had seen her slink away. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

He noticed, even in his alarm, that the buildings now ended there. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

The water, as when I last saw it, ended where the solid rock fell off. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

H. G. Wells A curious, inconclusive affair, that walk, to which he came nightly full of vague longings, and which ended invariably under an odd shadow of disappointment. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

Geoffrey Chaucer Heere is ended the Pardoners tale. The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

George Meredith Adela ended it by going up to Mrs. Chump, taking her by the shoulders, and putting a kiss upon her forehead. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

It ended by our peeping out, all three in a body, upon the gallery. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Ivan Turgenev But do you imagine that the story of the watch ended there? No, it did not; only to continue my story I must introduce a new character; and to introduce that new character I must go back a little. The Watch by Ivan Turgenev

Elizabeth Von Arnim I didn’t know they ended with them too. Mr Skeffington by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1940]

Rafael Sabatini Finally came the admission that they were hungry; and thus a business begun with a fiercely bellowed ‘Stand and deliver!’ ended now in a piteous whine for alms. The Plague of Ghosts by Rafael Sabatini

T. E. Lawrence I called with my record of stewardship: as the tale ended the room shook with a gentle earthquake. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

A wound from a javelin on the head caused an inflammation in one of his eyes, which, after great anguish, ended in the loss of it. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

H. G. Wells It ended in an ordinary big cellar, which may once have been a gun-pit or magazine. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

The inner walls of the two ways, instead of meeting so as to form an angle, ended in a little chapel, on which were depicted certain figures, long, waving, and terminating in a point. I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle It ended in my moving into the house next Lady Day, and starting in-practice on very much the same conditions as he had suggested. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

It ended something — nipped something in the bud perhaps — took me at a stride from a vague, fine, ignorant, closed world of emotion to intrigue and a perfectly definite and limited sensuality. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

It ended very faintly and distantly. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

Benjamin Disraeli He had commenced by thinking of May Dacre, and he ended by thinking of himself. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

Arthur Machen Like a boy before a jam-closet, for a few minutes he would hover indecisive, but lust always prevailed, and Clarke ended by drawing up his chair, lighting a candle, and sitting down before the bureau. The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen

Ivan Turgenev It ended by Kupfer taking him next day to spend an evening at the princess’s. Dream tales and prose poems by Ivan Turgenev

Sinclair Lewis To persuade the shopkeeping lords of St. Hubert to endure a test in which half of them might die, so that all plague might — perhaps — be ended forever, was impossible. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

Abraham Merri They ended there abruptly, edge to edge; hostile. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

H.G. Wells And so began and ended the Angel’s social career. The Wonderful Visit by H.G. Wells [1895]

Elizabeth Gaskell So ended the tragedy of a poor man’s life. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

Arnold Bennett And a phrase from another hymn jumped from somewhere in his mind just as William Cowper’s ended and a speech commenced. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

John Galsworthy I don’t,” he ended very low, as though uttering a threat, “recommend every man to-go-my-way. The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

Thus ended the wedding feast; Gunther, the knight, would have it so. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

I cannot sorrow for him, for he has greatly ended a great life. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

Wilkie Collins He had the man privately watched before he delivered the keys; and he ended in discovering that his customer was — Miserrimus Dexter. Wait a little! I have not done yet. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

H. G. Wells The rustle and disturbance grew louder and ended in a crashing thud. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

Wilkie Collins I thought and thought — and I ended in writing to you. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

But it ended at last, and Di was at last at liberty to rush up to her room, pull on an old waterproof and felt hat, and dart out unobserved into the rain. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

Henry Handel Richardson After this, however, his fluctuating hopes rallied, then sank once more, until it ended in his leaving the piano. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Henry Handel Richardson It ended by disconcerting him. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

In six weeks he was back again at Trieste and so ended Viator’s375 last expedition. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

He was that excellent type, the soldier radical, and we began that day a friendship that was only ended by his death in the hunting-field three years later. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

Rudyard Kipling Before the, shouts had ended Powell was armed again. The Day’s Work by Rudyard Kipling [1898]

Thus ended is this mighty erl of Pise; For his estate fortune fro him carf. Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales for the Modern Reader by prepared & edited by Arthur Burrell MA

If your uncle’s life had lain in your open palm last night, and the closing of your hand would have ended it, your hand would have closed, Mr. Eversleigh, affectionate nephew though you be. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

There was a great fuss, but it ended well, and grandfather prayed till sunrise the next morning, and before breakfast, and in my presence, wrote those words in the calendar. My Childhood by Maksim Gorky

Andrew Lang And everyone rejoiced to think that the princess, who had refused so many royal suitors, should have ended by falling in love with the staring-eyed shepherd. The Crimson Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Guy de Maupassant How long this lasted I do not know, for I ended by falling asleep. On the River (Sur l’Eau) by Guy de Maupassant [1888]

Arthur Conan Doyle It ended suddenly on its highest note with a choke and a gurgle. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

The lawn before it sloped down to the road, where it ended smoothly at the brink of a neat stone wall. Annie Kilburn by William Dean Howells

I think,” ended Penn in a dignified manner, “that such is the proper explanation. The Mystery Queen by Fergus Hume

Thus ended the day, my men receiving one of the cows. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

Ivan Turgenev He, just like my ‘dream-father,’ ended every remark with a sort of indistinct inward mutter. Dream tales and prose poems by Ivan Turgenev

Wilkie Collins My business in that room (I was certain of it now!) began and ended with the book-case. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

Anyhow, the next thing I heard was a roar like a bull’s from Geordie’s little pavilion, and I had a glimpse of a confused struggle there which ended in a sudden silence. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

A bachelors’ party in a country parsonage is one of the dullest things possible, to say nothing of the tragical event which ended my visit,” added Reginald, his cheek paling as he spoke. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Richard Hakluyt And these cases ended in so greate an hazarde and desperatnes, that a Spanishe capitaine durste adventure to ravishe forcibly the wife of the greatest kinge and lorde of this ile. A Discourse of Western Planting by Richard Hakluyt [1584]

H. G. Wells Grey hair streaked with brown flowed back gracefully from a finely modelled face that ended in a neatly pointed beard. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

Wilkie Collins With his head down and his brows knit heavily, he followed the path to see what it ended in. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Henry James It ended in fact by being quite beautiful between them, the number of things they had a manifest consciousness of not saying. The Ambassadors by Henry James [1903]

H. G. Wells The same craving for flight in a less Grandisonian and altogether more tragic key, drove out the dying Tolstoy in that headlong flight from home which ended his life. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

H. Rider Haggard Above his head the mighty peak towered thousands of feet into the air, till it ended in a summit shaped like a human finger pointing eternally to the heavens. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

George Gissing Their parting was very like that of lovers, for it ended with mutual promises to ‘write often. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

In any case, it is evident to the impartial observer that Voltaire’s visit could only have ended as it did — in an explosion. Books and Characters by Lytton Strachey

Don’t conclude, though, that I think she was playing a comedy then, because after struggling at first she ended by remaining. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Edith Wharton So you can put that out of your mind anyhow, and just tackle your story,” Tarrant ended on a note of affability. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

Leon Trotsky My connection with the Modern Circus ended only in February, when I went to Moscow. 1. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Arthur Conan Doyle But these all ended in one large circular hall with a square pedestal of tufa topped with a slab of marble at one end of it. The Green Flag by Arthur Conan Doyle [1900]

Jack London It ended with Johnson flinging off Louis’s detaining arm and starting forward. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

Wilkie Collins It will be enough if I tell you that I sank lower and lower until I ended in selling matches in the street. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

After first seeking veiled words in which to mitigate the fatal announcement, he ended by telling her all; it was not in his power to keep a secret which she asked of him. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

It ended my youth, and for a time it prevented my manhood. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

It ended in his slipping, with Herries and David, off into the fog, and leaving her in the care of her beautiful daughter. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Henry Fielding Thus ended this trifling adventure, which some readers will, perhaps, be pleased at seeing related at full length. Amelia by Henry Fielding

Charles Kingsley So ended the sublime sport of dragon-slaying. The Poetry of Sacred and Legendary Art by Charles Kingsley

Sinclair Lewis The real tragedy, he felt, was that though Gottlieb had betrayed him and ended his career, ended the possibility of his mastering science and of marrying Leora, he still worshiped the man. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

Wilkie Collins No! there she sat, immovable, reckless how it ended — as only women can be, when women’s minds are made up. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Ay, yon was a bad business, but it ended vera well, an’ that’s the main thing. The Amateur Cracksman by E. W. Hornung [1899]

Wilkie Collins The doctor had begun by being incredulous and sarcastic in a good-humored way; but had ended by speaking seriously, and making a promise under certain conditions. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]