Phrases with "ended"

Then I passed on and — what would you have! — I ended by making my way into the street of the Consuls. I had nowhere else to go. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

Geoffrey Chaucer Thus endeth Palamon and Emelye, And God save al this faire compaignye! — Amen — Heere is ended the knyghtes tale. The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

Thus ended the career of one of the most flattered and best abused women of the century. Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century by George Paston [1902]

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]

Gaston Leroux She cried, “This way,” and “This way,” and “This way,” laughing a breathless laugh that often ended in tears. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux [1910]

I forget all the other good things he did; but he ended by shooting himself through the head in his bed-room, and that was not the worst thing ever he did. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

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

George Gissing That ended the dispute, but the finger had to come off. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

George Gissing At first Wilfrid found the subject tedious, but the energy and bright intelligence of the man ended by stirring his interest in a remarkable way. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

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

Andrew Lang When she had ended the prince turned angrily to Laufer, and declared that, as a punishment for her wicked lies, she deserved to die a shameful death. The Crimson Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Wilkie Collins It ended in George’s lawyer being written to, and in George himself being recalled from the Continent. Miss Garth and I both saw him immediately on his return. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

The next day ended our halt at Suez, with visits to slop-shops and a general discussion of choppes. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

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]

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]

Isabella Bird The Moslem insisted that he should not pay and the Christian that he should, and it ended by my paying and deducting the sum from his bakhsheesh. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Charles Dickens Who began it, or how fair it was, or how unfair, may be doubtful; but how it ended is certainly not doubtful, for the victim was found throttled. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

Wilkie Collins It ended in his trying to sing to my accompaniment on the piano, and in his breaking down. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Perhaps, after all, she felt that it was better that it should have ended so. My Strangest Case by Guy Boothby [1901]

Breakfast, that had begun so dully, ended amid sober jubilation, and all hands turned immediately to prepare the boat. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Wilkie Collins Irritating him at the outset, they had ended in rousing his jealousy. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

Willa Cather All these emotional pyrotechnics had ended in petty jealousies, in neglected duties, and in cowardly fear of the little grocer on the corner. The Troll Garden by Willa Cather [1905]

George Eliot And he ended by insisting that his daughters, who were presently coming in an open carriage, should call for her, if she would permit them. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

Henry Adams The a priori insistence on this unity ended by fatiguing the more active — or reactive — minds; and Lord Bacon tried to stop it. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

The querelle d’Allemand ended with a general but vain petition for “t’other bottle. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

Andrew Lang But I ended by ceasing to covet that gift more than any of the others I have seen, for, like the gift of pleasing, it cannot really give satisfaction. The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu But the interview between Richard Arden and his father had not, as we know, ended in reconciliation, and Lady May’s hopes were disappointed, and her toilet labour in vain. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

H. Rider Haggard And so with the last body that floated away down the current of the Tana ended the incident of our attack on the Masai camp. Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard

So he ended it with: “O you who read this, and think of the author And do not exempt him from blame, If you spare your good opinion of him, do not At least fail to say ‘Lord forgive us and him. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

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]

Andrew Lang Prince Vivien attacked it gallantly and a fierce combat ensued, which, however, ended before long in the Prince’s dealing his adversary a terrific blow which felled him to the earth. The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Half-way down this lane he turned into another, at the entrance to which I read the name, “Crown Office Row,” and this ended in a great open square surrounded by tall houses. Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

Wilkie Collins The letter was not long enough to require him to turn over the first leaf of it — it ended at the bottom of the opening sheet. The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins [1857]

Elizabeth Gaskell Human art was endedhuman life done — human suffering over; but this remained; it stilled Ruth’s beating heart to look on it. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

Elizabeth Gaskell Mr. Gibson tried not to think about it, for he was aware that if he dwelt upon it, he might get to fancy all sorts of things, as to the conversation which had ended in his offer. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

Wilkie Collins The name was Herne Wood. My aunt was not very willing to leave her comfortable seat in the carriage, but it ended in her going with us. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Henry James But be ended by seeing this doom in the almost redeeming light of the fact that it would all have been because he was, comparatively, too aristocratic. The Bench of Desolation by Henry James [1909]

E. T. A. Hoffmann Your gaze was so peculiar, as if seeking to grasp in empty space forms not seen of any other eye, and all your words ended in sighs betokening some mystery. The Sand-Man by E. T. A. Hoffmann

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]

Elizabeth Gaskell Her deliberation had ended in her wearing her pearl-grey satin wedding-gown, with a profusion of lace, and white and coloured lilacs. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

Henry James I ended by making my interlocutress believe that I was an honorable person, though of course I did not even attempt to persuade her that I was not an eccentric one. The Aspern Papers by Henry James [1888]

Jules Verne This ended the business, for there was no longer any fear of the shark. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

E. F. Benson But, as matter of public knowledge, she began about poor Babs, and her own admiration of her demeanour at that wicked trial, which had ended so disastrously. Lucia in London by E. F. Benson [1927]

John Galsworthy The combat, short and sharp, ended with June sitting on her chest. On Forsyte ’Change by John Galsworthy

This was the beginning of a correspondence which ended only with the poet’s life. Robert Burns by John Campbell Shairp [1879]

John Galsworthy It seemed to Val, hurrying away, that his career had ended before it had begun. In Chancery by John Galsworthy

D. H. Lawrence But he ended most of his sentences in a stumble of English and a conclusion of German, she skilfully wove herself to her end in whatever phrase came to her. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Ouch!” He ended with a convulsive choke. War in Heaven by Charles Williams [1930]

I ended up by asking him if he approved of lynching, because he was doing his best to bring one about. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

James Anthony Froude It might have ended at any time if he would have promised to confine his addresses to a private circle. Bunyan by James Anthony Froude [1880]

William Morris Four years was he with her, but never child might he have of her; and when the said time was ended the pains of death took the a lady, and she was buried, whereof her friends were sore grieving. Old French Romances by William Morris [1896]

Wilkie Collins My fault towards you has begun and ended in my own thoughts. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Arnold Bennett Perhaps I might have ended by being a thief or a forger, only on this occasion it just happens that I’ve had a good six years for being innocent. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

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]

There was another wild surge forward that ended in another dead spot. The Day of the Locust by Nathanael Wes

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]

And all evenings ended in this way; the return through the dark streets to the lonely room, the womanless bed. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

Walter Scott According to the usual fate of such variable politicians, the Constable ended by drawing upon himself the animosity of all the powerful neighbours whom he had in their turn amused and deceived. Quentin Durward by Walter Scott [1823]

T. E. Lawrence The Ageyl stared open-mouthed at the ceremony, but before it ended swung themselves monkey-like down, grinning lewdly, and stabbed in their thorns where they would be most painful. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Andrew Lang Scott ended with Herd’s last stanza; in the English version the last but two. Sir Walter Scott and the Border Minstrelsy by Andrew Lang [1910]

What he said Roger could not tell, but as he ended and the car moved on again, a shout greater than any before went up. Shadows of Ecstasy by Charles Williams

Rudyard Kipling CAPT. G. (Aside.) If it isn’t ended here there will be a ghastly scene somewhere else. Soldiers Three by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Wilkie Collins If I had been Mr. Finch’s wife, I believe I should have ended in making quite an agreeable man of him. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

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

Henry Handel Richardson This drew: “Ah, my pore lamb, you’ve got to feel worse yet afore you’re better!” from Mrs. Beamish. It ended in Rogers taking up his quarters there, for the night. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

Wilkie Collins His quarrels with my amiable sister — which took their rise from his interested charities toward me — ended in producing a separation. A Rogue’s Life by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Ivan Turgenev Yefrem told her what he knew and ended by asking “Is he awake yet, or not?” “The Lord only knows,” answered his wife. The Inn by Ivan Turgenev

Anthony Trollope His interview with the parson ended in a promise that he, Fenwick, would also look in at the farm. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

Sarah Orne Jewett At last we came to what she pronounced a proper haddock, and having taken him on board and ended his life resolutely, we went our way. The Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett [1896]

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]

Ford Madox Ford So the interview ended rather untidily. No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

And this interview ended with a sarcastic low sweep of the hat which was replaced at the same perilous angle as before. The Inn of the Two Witches by Joseph Conrad [1913]

George Meredith It ended in the margravine’s being enraptured. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Richard Burton They began prudently with requesting me to display the effects of my drugs by dosing myself, but they ended submissively by swallowing the nauseous compounds. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Wilkie Collins It is the truth that she snatched him from mad excesses which must have ended in his early death. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

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

Robert Louis Stevenson Eheu! and it will be ended before this letter leaves and printed in the States ere you can read this scribble. Vailima Letters by Robert Louis Stevenson

Wilkie Collins In this anxious frame of mind, other men might have ended by working themselves up into a fever; I ended in a different way. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Jonathan Swif I always begin my last the same day I ended my former. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

Colonel Fairfax’s wife was told of his devotion to mine at Florence, and the duel which ended our acquaintance. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

F. Scott Fitzgerald We both looked at the grass — there was a sharp line where my ragged lawn ended and the darker, well-kept expanse of his began. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

I would have ended by laughing outright if I had not been saved from that impropriety by poor Fyne becoming preposterous. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Andrew Lang This ended hee went away; hee staid about an hour in all, and immediately as soon as he was gone, they went to their worke and gave him eleven blows with a barre and laid him on the wheele. The Valet’s Tragedy by Andrew Lang

Anthony Trollope She ended her letter, therefore, very shortly. Kept in the Dark by Anthony Trollope [1882]

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

Leslie Stephen An ordinary man who was on such terms with a beautiful girl as are revealed in the Journal to Stella would have ended by falling in love with her. Swift by Leslie Stephen [1882]

Henry James Wherever one’s idea began it ended somehow in inspired paragraphs in the newspapers. The Next Time by Henry James [1895]

John Lewis Burckhard It ended by my giving him a few pounds of coffee­beans, wrapped up in a good handkerchief, a few squares of soap, and a loaf of sugar, to present to his women, and thus we parted good friends. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

H. G. Wells Every way the roads ran out at last into the desecrated fields and ended in rubble heaps and rank wet weeds. The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells [1897]

Wilkie Collins Even the worst-tempered boys among us ended in loving him. The Guilty River by Wilkie Collins [1886]

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]

George Gissing To the bribe with which the letter ended they could give no serious thought. The Paying Guest by George Gissing [1895]

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

Now that it was light, Jones perceived that the ravine, or split in the cliff wall, ended abruptly just beyond the camp. Nightmare! by Francis Stevens

George MacDonald He made no answer to this last appeal, and Diamond ended off with saying: “And there’s the best of mine to come yet — and that’s you, daddyexcept it be mother, you know. At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald

Ford Madox Ford That was how he knew French. Her conversation had another quality that continually amused him: she always ended it with the topic with which she had chosen to begin. Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

It ended in their buying a book of etiquette, which settled the question adversely to a white waistcoat. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

I had nothing to say to him, so I stuck to the trench till it ended against the slope of the hill. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

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]

Mark Twain I probably would not have mentioned this war had it ended differently. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

The first cruise of the Currency Lass had thus ended in a stroke of fortune almost beyond hope. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Anthony Trollope Sir Thomas ended the conference by taking a week to think over the matter, and when the week was over gave way. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

Anna Katherine Green Swear! sw —” The last adjuration ended in a moan. Dark Hollow by Anna Katherine Green

Gaston Leroux He ended his account as a man dressed in a maroon coat with false astrakhan was introduced. The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux [1913]

Jane Austen The struggle was great — but it ended too soon. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen [1811]

Edith Wharton And as I am interested in him, my method has its advantages!” She ended with one of the fluttering laughs which seemed to flit from point to point of her expressive person. Sanctuary by Edith Wharton [1903]

Mary Webb He went in and finished the whisky in a state of mystification that ended in sleep. Gone to Earth by Mary Webb [1917]

Thomas Hardy His course was along a passage which ended in a central octagonal hall; crossing this he knocked at a door. A Changed Man by Thomas Hardy [1913]

Victor Hugo A few paces from the door, the bar, a transverse barrier, and a sort of frontier, marked the spot where the people ended and the peerage began. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Mark Twain At the end of twenty steps the corridor ended in a “jumping-off place. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain [1876]

Willa Cather What Hicks had wanted most in this world was to run a garage and repair shop with his old chum, Dell Able. Beaufort ended all that. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

W. H. Hudson Beyond that fact I could not go: all efforts to know more, or to imagine more, ended in failure, as all such efforts must end. Idle Days in Patagonia by W. H. Hudson

Wilkie Collins It was disheartening to hear that hope, at her age, began and ended within such narrow limits as these. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Thomas Hardy The remainder of the play ended — the Saracen’s head was cut off, and Saint George stood as victor. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

When Irving had given her lessons there, love had sprung up between tutor and pupil, but this budding romance ended tragically in 1822. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

George Gissing It ended in her passing to the boudoir, hastily writing a note, and ringing the bell. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

Guy de Maupassan However, the marquise, herself, ended the visit naturally and simply by stopping short the conversation, like a queen ending an audience. Une Vie (A Woman’s Life) by Guy de Maupassan

Arthur Conan Doyle On the 7th Jim Horscroft was to come back from Edinburgh; for though the session ended with the 1st, his examination would take him a week. The Great Shadow by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Wilkie Collins He began by admiring Madame Fontaine; and he ended in making her an offer of marriage. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

Samuel Johnson Many of my subsequent inquiries upon more interesting topicks ended in the like uncertainty. A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson

Wilkie Collins My last honest struggle to be true to my poor Oscar ended with that day. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Whatever your reason be to have borne with all the suffering and the indignity that have been your portion here, they will be ended now. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

I attempted to get on friendly terms with some of my schoolfellows; but somehow or other my intimacy with them was always strained and soon ended of itself. Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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

Maria Edgeworth In short, there could be no doubt that before marriage,”— and she ended with a look which gave a death-blow to the reputation. Helen by Maria Edgeworth

He ended by deserting his duty on arrival at Cairo. The non-commissioned officers, all Egyptians, amounted to seven:— Bulúk-amín (writer) Mohammed Sharkáwi (infantry). The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

Gertrude Stein They ended every day in the same way, at the same time, and they had been every day regularly gay. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

Wilkie Collins The examination of Madame Duparc ended the business of the day of the eighth. The Poisoned Meal by Wilkie Collins [1858]

I ken the kind o’ grosart that ended the puir beast. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

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]

Anna Katherine Green So this clue ended like the rest in no thoroughfare. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

Wilkie Collins As it was, he stopped her; and, after some further protest (which proved to be useless), he ended in giving way. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Jules Verne He managed to turn the conversation to other matters, till it abruptly terminated by the entrance of Altamont. This ended the day, and the night passed quietly without the least disturbance. The Field of Ice by Jules Verne

What was the use of telling you what I had up my sleeve, Bunny? It might have ended in fizzle, as it still may. The Black Mask by E. W. Hornung [1901]

Benjamin Disraeli The campaign, however, for which such preparations were made, ended almost before it began. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

Some loiterers dispersed, and all port business appeared to be ended for the night. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [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

Henry Handel Richardson But it ended here, led nowhere: not an inch further did he get because of it. Succedaneum by Henry Handel Richardson

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]

Startled at first, he ended by finding a charm in the illusion. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

A loan, Madam; and you need not pay it for three months — three whole months — there!’ Well, this time it ended as heretofore — poor Mrs. Mack gave way. The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

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]

Anthony Trollope This number gives the average of scholars throughout the year ended 30th of June, 1861. North America by Anthony Trollope

Arthur Conan Doyle His wife had been abusing him, and had ended by assaulting him. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

W. H. Hudson Thus ended Anacleto’s story, and when he had finished speaking and still seemed greatly troubled in his mind, Sotelo said to him, “ Friend, let me advise you what to do. El Ombú by W. H. Hudson [1902]

It ended by my telling her how impatient I was to set out upon our journey; and, as I spoke, suddenly an odd sensation overcame me. The Room in the Dragon Volant by J. Sheridan LeFanu

And now, Bunny —” He stood up and stretched himself, with a smile that ended in a yawn. The Amateur Cracksman by E. W. Hornung [1899]

Henry Adams The United States affair has ended and not well. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Rudyard Kipling By the way, what does Kurrell say to the elopement?’ ‘I haven’t seen him,’ said Mrs. Boulte. ‘Good God, is that all?’ But Boulte was not listening and her sentence ended in a gulp. Under the Deodars by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

Jane Austen Edward’s embarrassment lasted some time, and it ended in an absence of mind still more settled. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen [1811]

Jules Verne Here ended the Scottish coast. The Underground City by Jules Verne [1877]

Thereupon, determined not to omit the drinking of a farewell toast, he would insist on us going out to an Hotel and it ended in us stopping on there to dinner. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

It was indeed an ill-assorted and most unlucky alliance; and as might have been foreseen it ended in disaster. Negligible Tales by Ambrose Bierce

For all the colour of the world I live in, there might never have been any such person as Henri de Malfort.” Her airy laugh ended in a sob, which she tried to stifle, but could not. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

Wilkie Collins It ended in his driving me to my last resource — I made an attempt to frighten him. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

George Meredith At any rate, it ended in their union—the formalities were properly respected, as soon as they could be. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

They say old Marshal What-d’ye-call-‘um ended by flinging his last report in his face, and asking him how dared he work his lawyer’s tricks upon an old soldier. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

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

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

So ended Ducal Mantua. The Austrians held the city till 1797. Italian Journeys by William Dean Howells [1867]

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

Thomas Hardy When the lad ended she began, precisely in the same words, and ranted on without hitch or divergence till she too reached the end. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Had she not come in, it might have ended badly. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

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]

Lucy Maud Montgomery Anne, forgetting all about herself and her troubles for the time, listened with rapt and shining eyes; but when the recitation ended she suddenly put her hands over her face. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

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

Elizabeth Von Arnim Orders to wash a patient and open windows are never obeyed, because the whole village would rise up if, later on, the illness ended in death, and accuse the relatives of murder. The Solitary Summer by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1899]

Herman Melville But if the Spaniard’s melancholy sometimes ended in muteness upon topics like the above, there were others upon which he never spoke at all; on which, indeed, all his old reserves were piled. Benito Cereno by Herman Melville

But I heard the noise of his motor-horn,’ ended Anak triumphantly. The Crowned Skull by Fergus Hume

Algernon Blackwood But what I mean is we’ve got to be uncommonly careful with him,” he ended lamely. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle It ended in a curving staircase, with the commissionaire’s lodge in the passage at the bottom. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

Henry James It ended in his presently saying: “There’s one thing certainly Peter would like — that is simply to be here to-night. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

Losses at cards that ruined families, disputes that ended in blood, were the frequent tragedies that heightened the comedy of fashionable life by the zest of a poignant contrast. The Infidel by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1900]

The room in which we found ourselves was long like a gallery and ended in a rotunda with many windows. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

H. G. Wells Away from all this——” His mind stopped short, and he ended with a cry: “Oh! God! how I want to get out of all this!” He sat down in her arm-chair, and bowed his face on his hands. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

The reason was for revenge, or desire for money, or — or — or for other reasons,” ended Laurance vaguely. The Mystery Queen by Fergus Hume

W. H. Hudson The long journey ended at last. El Ombú by W. H. Hudson [1902]

Thomas Hardy Fidelity to her husband had that evening induced her to conceal all suspicion that Wildeve’s interest in Eustacia had not ended with his marriage. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

All cause of hate was ended in their death; Nor could he war with bodies void of breath. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

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

Virginia Woolf It is ended by my own pugnacity. The Waves by Virginia Woolf [1931]

E. F. Benson She had said from the first that her whole function (and that a privilege) was to have made this little contribution to the beauty of the church services: that was all, and she began and ended there. Lucia's Progress by E. F. Benson [1935]

H.P. Lovecraft West had still another source of worry, for he had been called in the afternoon to a case which ended very threateningly. Herbert West — Reanimator by H.P. Lovecraft [1922]

Thomas Hardy He had deserted those never-failing friends, so they seemed to say, for an unstable delight in a ductile woman, which had ended all in bitterness. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

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]

H. G. Wells London! Berlin! San Francisco! Think of all the human histories we ended in New York! . The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

When I look back I realize that my active life, if I ever had one, ended when I was sixteen. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

Olaf Stapledon No sooner had one war ended than another began elsewhere. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

With me the influence of a personality, however strong, ended where its line of direction crossed the course of my own wishes. Serapion by Francis Stevens

Henry James Isabel’s thoughts hovered about it, but they seldom rested on it long; after a little it ended in alarms. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Elizabeth Gaskell Osborne ended his reflections by convincing himself of his own generosity. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

Arthur Conan Doyle It was not more than forty feet across at the mouth, but it rapidly closed until it ended in an acute angle, too straight and smooth for an ascent. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

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]

Robert Louis Stevenson The recurrence of the subject forced her, for however short a time, to open her eyes on what she did not wish to see; and it had invariably ended in another disappointment. The Weir of Hermiston by Robert Louis Stevenson

Francis Munn was the youngest son of a country gentleman in England; he went to California to make his fortune at anything that might turn up; and it ended in his marrying and keeping a store. Caromel’s Farm by Ellen Wood [1878]

H. G. Wells These things which began with a desire to escape from the limitations and servitude of sex, ended in an inflamed assertion of sex, and women more heroines than ever. The World Set Free by H. G. Wells [1914]

Samuel Johnson His studies, being honest, ended in conviction. Lives of the Poets by Samuel Johnson

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]

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