Phrases with "enjoyed"

Remember how you enjoyed that tight-rope business on that first visit to old Sandal? How you enjoyed all the others? Even with a K.C. sitting across the table and doing a sort of mental X-ray on you. Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey

E. F. Benson I enjoyed them much more than the triplets. Lucia's Progress by E. F. Benson [1935]

James Joyce We enjoyed ourselves immensely. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

George Gissing Lionel’s age was not more than seven-and-twenty; he enjoyed sound health, and his face signified contentment with the scheme of things as it concerned himself; but a chronic languor possessed him. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

Sinclair Lewis I know what you can do!” Fresh air, a defiant drink of rye, loud laughter, taking a train — Elmer enjoyed it after this stuffiness. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

No favour seems to be enjoyed by first-born capsules. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

Anthony Trollope The Secretary of State was enabled to triumph in the correctness of his decision, but it may be a question whether Judge Bramber enjoyed the triumph. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

John Lewis Burckhard At this place I enjoyed an enviable freedom and independence, known only to the Kadhy and his followers, who soon after took their departure. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

George Meredith Moreover, he enjoyed his one or two permissible glasses: he doubted that the Chiefs of the Army had common benevolence for the inoffensive pipe. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

John Galsworthy Fact was, people enjoyed baths; so it didn’t really matter what view the doctors took! Kit enjoyed them — some children didn’t. Swan Song by John Galsworthy

For one thing I could speak German, and so had a pull on Blenkiron. For another I was in a good temper, and really enjoyed putting my back into my part. Greenmantle by John Buchan

Arnold Bennett The appearance of his bedroom, and the fact that he enjoyed being in it alone, gave some ground for Maggie’s first accusation. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Elizabeth Gaskell I am sure she enjoyed herself, from her manner of talking about it next morning. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

Wilkie Collins It seemed to be thrilling through my frame with a tender, reviving influence — the same influence which the sunshine had, weeks afterwards, when I enjoyed it for the first time out of doors. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

George Gissing He avoided the sight of Mr. Rawmarsh, for whom he had suddenly lost all respect, and suffered torments in the thought that he enjoyed an unfair advantage over his class-mates. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Maria Edgeworth His spirits rose, and he enjoyed every thing with the warmth of youth, and with the enthusiasm of his natural character. Ormond by Maria Edgeworth

Ford Madox Ford And he had not, at that date, enjoyed the favours, the domesticity, of that young woman. Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

Gertrude Stein The important person in Gertrude Stein’s Radcliffe life was William James. She enjoyed her life and herself. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

Willa Cather An’ we enjoyed ourselves that year, poor as we was, an’ our neighbours wasn’t a bit better off for bein’ miserable. Obscure Destinies by Willa Cather [1932]

Guy de Maupassan She enjoyed to the full being carried along rapidly by the horses, enjoyed gazing at the desolate landscape and feeling herself under shelter amid this general inundation. The History of a Heart by Guy de Maupassan

Sinclair Lewis She did not know, possibly he did not know, how much he enjoyed cutting loose and being more of an outlaw than he was. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

Vixen hated the Captain, but she enjoyed the waltz. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Henry James She enjoyed her uncontested dominion in the empty house, and flattered herself that she made it more attractive to their friends than when her brother was at home. Washington Square by Henry James [1880]

With a shout and a cry, and cheeks all turned to a sickly tremor, he backed behind the pump and behind Sally. Sally, all on the broad grin, enjoyed it. Sandstone Torr by Ellen Wood [1874]

I enjoyed the scene beyond all power of description. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

Henry James If he could have looked down at the scene, invisible, from a hole in the roof, he would have enjoyed it quite as much. The American by Henry James [1877]

Henry Adams One enjoyed it with iniquitous rapture, not because of exhibits but rather because of their want. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

He began to think less seriously of the scheme, Hadden appearing too irresponsible a guide; but on the other hand, he enjoyed himself amazingly. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Incessantly she thought of the advantages enjoyed by this woman who was so generally admired. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

Jane Austen She was delighted with each, but Mary was her dearest object; and having never been able to glory in beauty of her own, she thoroughly enjoyed the power of being proud of her sister’s. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen [1814]

Anthony Trollope She enjoyed and emulated her mother’s quick sharp sayings, but she hardly did so with her mother’s grace, and sometimes attempted it with much more than her mother’s severity. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

D. H. Lawrence They enjoyed the shops immensely. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Sinclair Lewis Read us the funnies in the paper, Mum.” Like their father, the boys enjoyed killing things — killing snakes, frogs, ducks, rats, sparrows, feeble old neighborhood cats. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

Percy Bysshe Shelley It is equally according to its nature to desire that the advantages to be enjoyed by a limited number of persons should be enjoyed equally by all. A Defence of Poetry and other essays by Percy Bysshe Shelley

George Gissing He enjoyed excellent health; his practice decidedly improved. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

I don’t think any of them meant to be really unkind to Van Rheyn; but the play had begun, and they enjoyed it. Charles Van Rheyn by Ellen Wood [1875]

Other crops there seemed to be none, and the rest of the cleared land was enjoyed by the weeds in undisputed supremacy. Ralph Rashleigh by James Tucker

He regretted that he had not enjoyed these comfortable feelings earlier in life. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

Sinclair Lewis He enjoyed that, but it did not keep him from getting down to the real climax. Gideon Planish by Sinclair Lewis

Wilkie Collins Except the two neighbours, nobody had enjoyed the supper, and even the two neighbours, having eaten their fill, were as glad to get home as the rest. The Cauldron of Oil by Wilkie Collins [1861]

Guy de Maupassan She enjoyed even more to feel herself in the skilful hands of the young girls who undressed her and dressed her again, causing her to turn gently around before her own gracious reflection. Strong as Death by Guy de Maupassan

Anatole France She enjoyed the play of his face, which was antique in style and jovial in expression. The Red Lily by Anatole France [1894]

Theodore Dreiser He was too indifferent mentally to gather about him as a bachelor that atmosphere which he enjoyed and which a woman like Mrs. Gerald could so readily provide. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

Elizabeth Gaskell Somehow, after all, it was very pleasant and restful to come to the old ancestral home, and every member of the family enjoyed it in his or her own way; Lord Cumnor most especially. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

Willa Cather But now he enjoyed this half-awake loafing with his brain as if it were a new sense, arriving late, like wisdom teeth. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather [1925]

Anthony Trollope It does not often happen to a lawyer to have had such a chance as this, and I fancy that it could not have come in the way of a man who would have enjoyed it more than I do. Cousin Henry by Anthony Trollope [1879]

He had lost his best friends: Leighton in 1896, Burne-Jones three years later; but he enjoyed the devotion of his wife and the tranquillity of his home. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

Olaf Stapledon Thus the spirit of Man enjoyed the beauty of all well-grown men and women, by perceiving them through the loving eyes of all their lovers. Death into Life by Olaf Stapledon

Washington Irving When, however, they had enjoyed their banter, the waiter was paid, and poor Goldsmith enabled to convoy off the ladies with flying colors. The Life of Oliver Goldsmith by Washington Irving [1840]

Anthony Trollope They had never enjoyed the privilege of leaving that weary office for six months. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

Rudyard Kipling Here we enjoyed a front view of the battle, which rolled with renewed impetus, owing to both sides receiving strong reinforcements every minute. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

Robert Louis Stevenson Men and ladies bowed and pranced, the costumes posed, church bells tinkled, processions processed, the sun set behind thick clouds capping the hills; I pondered on you and enjoyed it all. Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin by Robert Louis Stevenson

Willa Cather She seldom had an opportunity to be idle, and she enjoyed it. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

How he enjoyed a cup of tea after his journey, instead of wanting soda-water and brandy. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Sidney Colvin He enjoyed good health—a fine flow of animal spirits—was fond of company—could amuse himself admirably with the frivolities of life—and had great confidence in himself. Keats by Sidney Colvin [1887]

Those were the last moments of my life during which I enjoyed the feeling of happiness. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

Algernon Blackwood He enjoyed a physiognomy not unlike that of a horse or sheep. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Anthony Trollope Dr Crofts as he rode home enjoyed but little of the triumph of a successful lover. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

Henry James All the more reason why he should have his compensation; why, if the soft society of women was to be enjoyed on other terms, he should cultivate it with a bold, free mind. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

Perhaps Philip enjoyed thus chafing his temper; for after all he had said to Laura, it was satisfactory to see his opinion justified, so that he might not feel himself unfair. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

G. K. Chesterton He meant what he said; what was called his levity was merely the laughter of a man who enjoyed saying what he meant — an occupation which is indeed one of the greatest larks in life. George Bernard Shaw by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

He enjoyed the daily use of a neatly-appointed brougham, in which only the most practised eye could discover the taint of the livery stable. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

E. F. Benson I shall never forget how she dropped in for some little garden-party and sang the awakening of Brunnhilde. Even you, dear Sophy, with your passion for the primitive, would have enjoyed that. Lucia in London by E. F. Benson [1927]

Virginia Woolf She always had a word with Martin when she came to fetch his socks; it was one of her pleasures; and she enjoyed a gossip with Mrs Briggs, his landlady. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

Andrew Lang Prince Narcissus enjoyed all that went on, and found the time pass very pleasantly. The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

At any rate, it may be enjoyed unrestrictedly, and, with a trifle added by imagination, may inspire many a romantic theme. Last Leaves from Dunk Island by E. J. Banfield

Jules Verne She enjoyed the recollections of life above ground, yet without regretting it. The Underground City by Jules Verne [1877]

Henry James You enjoyed from the door-step a perpetual back-view of Célestine and of her large loose woollen ankles as she craned, from the waist, over into the fountain and dabbled in her various utensils. The Pension Beaurepas by Henry James [1879]

George Eliot Nay, the total privacy in which he enjoyed his consciousness of inspiration was the very condition of its undisturbed placid nourishment and gigantic growth. Impressions of Theophrastus Such by George Eliot [1878]

George Gissing He was glad that ‘Arry had at length come, and he enjoyed assuming the magisterial attitude. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

George Gissing She enjoyed it all in a quiet, self-contained manner, very rarely breaking into childish delight; a circumstance which somewhat surprised her father, who knew so well her ardent temperament. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Leslie Stephen Stella enjoyed his friendship through her life at the cost of a partial isolation from ordinary domestic happiness. Swift by Leslie Stephen [1882]

Anthony Trollope She could have forgotten her years, and have forgotten too the children who had now grown up to seize the world from beneath her feet — to seize it before she herself had enjoyed it. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins The local newspaper sent a reporter to describe the proceedings, and some of Miss Ladd’s young ladies enjoyed the intoxicating luxury of seeing their names in print. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

Ford Madox Ford He enjoyed the thought of the grotesque appearance he must present in that imbecile landscape. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

The second photograph shows WHB (extreme left) as a member of the 1881 Sports Committee. But it was the annual theatricals with the Histrionics Society that he enjoyed most. The Bragg Family in Adelaide by John Jenkin

Miles Franklin Tea boiled in a billy at a bush fire has a deliciously aromatic flavour, and I enjoyed my birthday lunch immensely. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

Henry James She flattered herself that she had kept her failing faith to herself, however — that no one suspected it but Osmond. Oh, he knew it, and there were times when she thought he enjoyed it. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

George Meredith Awhile he enjoyed the contrast, dividing his attention between the footfarer and moon. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

Charles Dickens The poor little children joined, and were so fully convinced of our being at play, that they enjoyed the noise, and were heard clapping their hands in the silence that followed. The Perils of Certain English Prisoners by Charles Dickens [1857]

Sinclair Lewis And, curiously, he enjoyed galleries and picture-exhibitions more than she. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

He enjoyed a good reputation in the town and was respected by everyone. The Hidden Door by Arthur Gask [1934]

Arthur Machen The caterpillars were a nuisance, but I enjoyed the day very much. A Fragment of Life by Arthur Machen

G. K. Chesterton We always felt that he had not enjoyed snubbing but the snub itself, as a sort of art for art’s sake, a million miles from any personal malice. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

Ellis had heartily enjoyed the affray, but he was furiously angry as soon as it was over. Burmese Days by George Orwell

Vsevolod Krestovsky The doctor was very pleased at her long and sound sleep, the like of which the old lady had not enjoyed since her first collapse, and which, in his view, was certain to presage a turn for the better. Knights of Industry by Vsevolod Krestovsky

George Meredith He had evidently enjoyed it vastly, and I now understood why he had chosen to prolong it as much as possible. The Gentleman of Fifty and the Damsel of Nineteen by George Meredith

I enjoyed sewing penny rubies into my crown, and making the ermine out of an old black muff and some rabbit-fur; but—uneasy is the head that wears a crown. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

Samuel Johnson Boethius, as president of the university, enjoyed a revenue of forty Scottish marks, about two pounds four shillings and sixpence of sterling money. A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson

He was the wandering Jew of Joe Millerism. Mr. Tibbs enjoyed a small independence from the pension-list — about 43L. 15S. 10D. a year. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

Rudyard Kipling After that, Toby and I went to Lebanon and the Reservation, and, being older and knowing better how to manage him, I enjoyed myself well that summer with fiddling and fun. Rewards and Fairies by Rudyard Kipling [1910]

Arnold Bennett We are back and have enjoyed ourselves very much. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

I’ve enjoyed the fact of getting well, but I haven’t altogether enjoyed the process. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

Each member of the group brought food and drink, to be enjoyed by everyone in common. The Bragg Family in Adelaide by John Jenkin

Anthony Trollope Mr. Prosper enjoyed greatly two things,—the mysticism of being invisible and the opportunity of writing a letter. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

George Gissing For a day or two Miriam enjoyed the excitement this produced—the inquiries, the felicitations, the reports of gossip. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

In his self-engrossed, pedantic way, he had thoroughly enjoyed every hour, every moment of it. The Web of Maya by Ella D'Arcy [1895]

This was pleasure enough, and by the time Rosalie turned Zephyrin out of doors both of them had enjoyed ample amusement. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

Anatole France Without caring whether the sun and capital should be extinguished some day, he enjoyed them. The Red Lily by Anatole France [1894]

G. K. Chesterton But this they enjoyed until a short time ago, when an economic judgment shook them like an earthquake. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

An author who has long enjoyed their favor suddenly and rather mysteriously loses it, through his opinions on certain matters of literary taste, say. Literature and Life by William Dean Howells

Edmund Burke I do not say that this prerogative ought to be trusted to your king, unless he enjoyed other auxiliary trusts along with it, which he does not now hold. Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke [1790]

Radclyffe Hall After all it was a pleasant luncheon, and Elizabeth, at all events, enjoyed it. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

Jules Verne But he had not enjoyed one moment of repose. Five Weeks in a Balloon by Jules Verne [1869]

It enjoyed a dignified seclusion behind a plaster wall, which looked as if anyone might knock it down in very wantonness. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

George Gissing I was thinking of Queensland. There’s no barbarism at Honolulu, if you keep out of sight of the Americans and Europeans. Yes, I enjoyed myself there. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Rudyard Kipling He could have taught them nothing new, but they enjoyed the exhibition. Many Inventions by Rudyard Kipling [1893]

Anthony Trollope I certainly had enjoyed but little pleasure, but I had been among those who did enjoy it and were taught to expect it. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Kate, for one, enjoyed it keenly, for little Gerard was put in her lap, and she doted on him; and it was like a cherub carried by a little angel, or a rosebud lying in the cup of a lily. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Sir Walter Scott When Mr. Pleydell had sufficiently enjoyed the surprise of his guest, he called his attention to Miss Bertram’s affairs. Guy Mannering by Sir Walter Scott [1815]

Sinclair Lewis He fell to talking with an American journalist who knew Ross Ireland; he had several nightcaps; and in general he enjoyed himself. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

D. H. Lawrence On the whole, Alvina enjoyed the cinema and the life it brought her. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

Thomas Paine You enjoyed the whole commerce before. The American Crisis by Thomas Paine

Daniel Defoe However, those consultations entertained us near a month, during which I enjoyed his company, which indeed was the most entertaining that ever I met in my life before. The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe [1683]

His health had now become considerably re-established, and he enjoyed an unwonted measure of cheerfulness, which was fostered by the friendship of Lady Austin, who had become his neighbour. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

Looking back in the after years, I am sure I very much enjoyed my life at that time. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

I enjoyed that day, though we travelled slowly, though it was cold, though it rained. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

He was a man who enjoyed life to the full—after his own fashion. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

D. H. Lawrence Clara enjoyed it, but there was a fear deep at the bottom of her. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

George Gissing I have just been reading his “Cousin Pons,” a terrible book, but I enjoyed it ever so much because it was nothing like a love story. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Mark Twain The Plays enjoyed high fame from the beginning; and if he wrote them it seems a pity the world did not find it out. Is Shakespeare Dead? by Mark Twain

Anatole France He enjoyed everything worldly with the brutality of his temperament and the shrewdness of his mind. The Red Lily by Anatole France [1894]

I enjoyed myself there, for the wild, open-air life had great charms for me, and there was a sense of freedom to which I had hitherto been a stranger. The Mystery of a Hansom Cab by Fergus Hume

Benjamin Disraeli The ancient constitution was in time restored, and the Church and the Crown were invested with greater powers than they had enjoyed previously to their overthrow. The Spirit of Whiggism by Benjamin Disraeli

George Gissing I’m glad you’ve enjoyed yourself, and I’m very glad Lord Dymchurch was there—very. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

Sir Walter Scott The captives had not long enjoyed their refreshment, however, ere their attention was disturbed even from this most serious occupation by the blast of a horn winded before the gate. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott [1820]

Nellie Bly At other times many of us went to the deck reserved for the second-class passengers and enjoyed the concerts given by them. Around the World in Seventy-Two Days by Nellie Bly [1890]

We have all enjoyed a most handsome evening. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Henry Handel Richardson Laura, ignorant of what it meant to be blasee, had received her note of invitation with a thrill, had even enjoyed writing, in her best hand, the prescribed formula of acceptance. The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson

We were nearly of the same age; we enjoyed the same sports, read the same books, and liked the same people. A Service of Danger by Amelia B. Edwards

George Gissing Those who shrugged their shoulders with the remark that he was overdoing it, and would not last out to the end of the race, enjoyed a more indisputable triumph. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

F. Scott Fitzgerald She had never felt her own softness so much nor so enjoyed the whiteness of her own arms. Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Catherine Helen Spence All the advantages of Associated Homes, and of the Co-operative system generally, can only be enjoyed by keeping up constant respect for each other’s rights and feelings. A Week in the Future by Catherine Helen Spence

The pier was soon reached, and they enjoyed their walk upon it. Featherston’s Story by Ellen Wood [1889]

Gertrude Stein Having now ten days on our hands we decided to accept the invitation of Mrs. Mirlees, Hope’s mother, and spend a few days in Cambridge. We went there and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

This promoted Frij, who enjoyed his rise as much as Baraka, if his profession was to be believed, enjoyed his removal from that office. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

Virginia Woolf She enjoyed practically everything. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf [1925]

Maria Edgeworth Englishwoman! — no, no, no! — Soho could not take you for an Englishwoman!” All who secretly envied or ridiculed Lady Clonbrony enjoyed this scene. The Absentee by Maria Edgeworth

Our main topic of conversation was, of course, the terror that was hanging over the city, and I enjoyed the discussion in a strange, impersonal sort of way. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

Arthur Conan Doyle Then, much comforted by his naive orisons he enjoyed the sleep of youth and health until the entrance of the lay brother with the bread and small beer, which served as breakfast, in the morning. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

Marjorie Bowen The other two, Mabel and Clara, led quieter but none the less agreeable lives; they had more money and fewer interests, but nevertheless enjoyed themselves very well. The Crown Derby Plate by Marjorie Bowen

Olaf Stapledon Well, he enjoyed fighting me on that occasion. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

George Gissing He enjoyed the old dramatists, who, I think, you know are my favourite study. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

William Godwin They laid their ban on those who enjoyed the most prosperous health, condemned them to peak and pine, wasted them into a melancholy atrophy, and finally consigned them to a premature grave. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

Elizabeth Gaskell Edith was in the mood to think that any pleasure enjoyed away from her was a tacit affront, or at best a proof of indifference. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He had fetched a change of clothes and enjoyed a wonderful bath, but unfortunately Anthony had appeared in full evening dress. The Man Without Nerves by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Marjorie Bowen She enjoyed herself, therefore, without any thought of the morrow. Forget-me-not by Marjorie Bowen [1932]

Jeremy Bentham Where it is grounded on the memory of a pleasure, which having been once enjoyed, appears not likely to be enjoyed again: 2. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

Colonel Jasper enjoyed several glasses of the port that Dr. Shillington had brought, which Sarle and Edgehill, however, resolutely refused to touch. The House on the Island by Arthur Gask [1931]

Jules Verne But the excessive cold soon drove the admiring spectators back to their warm dwelling, and many a nose paid dearly for the feast enjoyed by the eyes. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

Sinclair Lewis She enjoyed the ownership of a leisure-class husband. Things by Sinclair Lewis

Benjamin Disraeli His great good nature was not disturbed by a single inconvenient circumstance, and he enjoyed the sense of his adroitness. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

He always did his duty and generally enjoyed doing it, and he had no patience, only contempt, for those who shirked theirs. Studies in Love and Terror by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

D. H. Lawrence They enjoyed so much the ordering and the appointing of it. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

T. E. Lawrence He saw no virtue in poverty herself: he enjoyed the little vices and luxuries — coffee, fresh water, women — which he could still preserve. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Leon Trotsky Mother served him the best cuts, asking how he enjoyed his food and what his favorite dishes were. My Life by Leon Trotsky

But family loyalty was rather an excuse than a reason for her preference; she kept the old things she had inherited because she enjoyed seeing and owning them. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Guy de Maupassant They clinked glasses with the Prussian, who clacked his tongue by way of flattery to show that he enjoyed it. Saint Anthony (Saint-Antoine) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

Wilkie Collins Mr. Engelman, enveloped in clouds of tobacco-smoke, enjoyed in silence the composing influence of his pipe. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

Anthony Trollope It did not seem to Lady George that Aunt Ju enjoyed the moment now that it was come. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

E. F. Benson Lucia enjoyed this: the Museum was wanting her. Lucia in London by E. F. Benson [1927]

Arnold Bennett Florrie was very strong, and she had been brought up to work hard, and she enjoyed working hard. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

Andrew Lang You see he does not look as if he enjoyed carrying it. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Nathaniel Hawthorne The writer has been favored with communications from two individuals, who have enjoyed the best of opportunities to become acquainted with General Pierce’s character as a lawyer. Life of Franklin Pierce by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

Lady Chavasse had not enjoyed a gossip with Mr. Duffham since before her last absence from home. A Tale of Sin by Ellen Wood [1870]

Gertrude Stein It was Guillaume’s first opportunity to travel, he went to Germany with Delaunay and thoroughly enjoyed himself. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

Therefore, calling myself home, I have now enjoyed myself; whereof likewise I desire to make the world partaker. Bacon by R. W. Church [1884]

She enjoyed the pleasure of those around her. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

E. F. Benson Mr. McConnell--how he enjoyed it--told me that it went to press to-night. Trouble for Lucia by E. F. Benson [1939]

E. F. Benson How I enjoyed listening to that lovely music. Lucia's Progress by E. F. Benson [1935]

Walter buried his face in his beer mug and enjoyed the faces of his friends. To Love and Be Wise by Josephine Tey [1950]

George Gissing She was playing with fire; knew it; enjoyed the excitement of it; trusted herself with the completest confidence to come out of the game unscorched. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

She had not enjoyed herself so much for the last three months. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Sinclair Lewis He thought it queer in himself; he wondered what Dr. Janissary would have said; but he enjoyed silence. The Prodigal Parents by Sinclair Lewis

Willa Cather Claude might have enjoyed the large and somewhat gross cartoons with which Mr. Wheeler enlivened daily life, had they been of any other authorship. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

Arnold Bennett Moreover, John Baines enjoyed these Thursday afternoons. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

I imagine there was no moment in the time I describe when we enjoyed Ingersoll Armour so much as at this one, when he lay in his nimbus half known and wholly suppressed, between us. An impossible ideal by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1903]

Not one among us enjoyed the beauty of this scenery so much as Clara. Before we quitted Milan, a change had taken place in her habits and manners. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

George Gissing And Mrs. Luke enjoyed life, enjoyed it vastly. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

Anthony Trollope But nevertheless, in spite of his drawbacks, Harold Smith was happy in his new honours, and Mrs Harold Smith enjoyed them also. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

M. P. Shiel But enjoyed myself thoroughly; walked from Cromer, and between midnight and five a. The Lost Viol by M. P. Shiel [1905]

He said he had never enjoyed himself so much in his life, and when he got back from his battles the whole population of the city used to meet him with songs and flowers. “Divus” Johnston by John Buchan

George Gissing I enjoyed that evening—and you must bear in mind what I have told you before, that I stand in awe of refined women. A Lodger in Maze Pond by George Gissing

George Meredith To Laura he was a fool; but Vittoria enjoyed his wildest outbursts, and her half-sincere humility encouraged him to think that he had captured her at last. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Virginia Woolf For the probity of breeches she exchanged the seductiveness of petticoats and enjoyed the love of both sexes equally. Orlando by Virginia Woolf [1928]

Sinclair Lewis They took in Sidney and Mabelle. She enjoyed it. Land by Sinclair Lewis

George Meredith He enjoyed the reputation of a killer of ladies. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

D. H. Lawrence She owned his body and enjoyed it with all the delight and carelessness of a possessor. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Anthony Trollope Don’t you remember my telling you how I dreaded the finish? Here I have been fairly comfortable and have in many respects enjoyed it. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins It will be enough to say that I observed the terms of the bargain on my side, and that I enjoyed my comfortable income in return, paid quarterly. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

He enjoyed only the barren glory of the discovery, surely not balanced by the iniquitous circumstances which attended it. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Anthony Trollope But still, when there came anything good, in the way of a run, and when our Captain could get near to hounds, he enjoyed the fun, and forgot his troubles for a while. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

Elizabeth Gaskell Mr. Ness enjoyed giving information, but most of all he liked the hard tough arguments on all metaphysical and ethical questions in which Mr. Corbet delighted to engage him. A Dark Night’s Work by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

Anthony Trollope Of course he was praised and petted — as indeed he deserved; and thus, though the house at Folking was a sad house, he enjoyed himself — as men do when much is made of them by pretty women. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

D. H. Lawrence Since she had gone, he had not enjoyed his wakes. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

George Gissing Mutimer was morally convinced that this was the case, and would vastly have enjoyed laying his former friend by the heels for the statutable six weeks, but satisfactory proofs were not to be obtained. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Sinclair Lewis I haven’t enjoyed an evening so much since I’ve been in the States. Real talk. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

George Gissing He was now a Socialist of the purest water, and already he enjoyed more of Mutimer’s intimacy than anyone else. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Friedrich Schiller The parade was the place where his pride was greeted with universal homage, and where he enjoyed for one short hour the dignity for which he endured a whole day of toil and privation. The Sport of Destiny by Friedrich Schiller

George Gissing They lived their life, enjoyed to the uttermost the golden day that was granted them. Sleeping Fires by George Gissing [1896]