Phrases with "enjoyed"

Mrs. Octagon’s circle would have shuddered collectively and individually at the idea of writing anything interesting, likely to be enjoyed by the toilers of modern days. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

He was probably richer then than he had been when he enjoyed the confidence of King William, and was busy with projects of manufacture and trade. Daniel Defoe by William Minto [1879]

Henry James But poor Miss Tita would have enjoyed one of Florian’s ices, I was sure; sometimes I even had thoughts of carrying one home to her. The Aspern Papers by Henry James [1888]

He told me to tell you that the bridge-party was a great success and he enjoyed himself immensely. The House with the High Wall by Arthur Gask [1948]

Samuel Johnson He formed schemes of the same kind with regard to knowledge and to fortune, and flattered himself with advances to be made in science, as with riches, to be enjoyed in some distant period of his life. Lives of the Poets by Samuel Johnson

E. Phillips Oppenheim Powers thought it significant that Eleanor, who thoroughly enjoyed talking nonsense, made no answer whatever. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

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]

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]

Henry James The young ladies began to stroll about the garden again, and I enjoyed their society until M. Pigeonneau’s conception of a “high time” began to languish. The Pension Beaurepas by Henry James [1879]

As I have mentioned already, No Orchids enjoyed its greatest vogue in 1940, though it was successfully running as a play till some time later. Raffles and Miss Blandish by George Orwell [1944]

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

And they all so enjoyed Miss Bubbles’ dressing up as a witch!” “Why, yes,” said Pegler grudgingly. From Out the Vasty Deep by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1920]

Anthony Trollope When his friend promised to him Parliament, and the later glories of the ermine, he sighed after literary fame, to be enjoyed among the beauties of nature. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

Anthony Trollope The present ministry enjoyed the support of the country, and he considered it the duty of the First Lord of the Treasury to remain at his post. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing If only he had been able to gather round his granddaughter and himself a circle of equally respectable friends and acquaintances, he would have enjoyed complete satisfaction. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

Thomas Hobbes But some things there be that can neither be divided nor enjoyed in common. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

Wilkie Collins I only remember that I enjoyed it. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

Anthony Trollope So they went off to Mrs. D’Arcy’s house, and Ada enjoyed all the little preliminary sweets of the Captain’s conversation. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

I certainly had enjoyed the advantage of a little change lately, but not before it had become necessary; and the privilege was by no means exercised in excess. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

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

Indeed, I had leapt upon him once more like a fiend, and for an instant I enjoyed a shameful advantage; it can hardly have lasted longer. Mr. Justice Raffles by E. W. Hornung [1909]

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

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 We have known each other for some time, and have, I hope, enjoyed and valued each other’s society. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

George Gissing He enjoyed her air of equality; she sat down with him as a male acquaintance might have done, and he felt sure that her behaviour would be the same under any circumstances. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

Henry James He enjoyed her talking about himself; it seemed a part of her beautiful ingenuity; but he never made an application of anything she said, or remembered it when he was away from her. The American by Henry James [1877]

Anthony Trollope If lamb and salad could make him happy he might have enjoyed his sojourn in Newgate. Now, this evening, he was past all enjoyment. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Mary Webb He was aged and had lines on his face because he enjoyed life so much, for joy bites as deep as sickness or grief or any other physical strain. Gone to Earth by Mary Webb [1917]

Charles Dickens That’s the way I enjoyed myself when I was your age, sir. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

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

Lord Bramber enjoyed the privilege of an antique hereditary gout, and came to Bath every season for the waters. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

William Cowper Our fathers knew the value of a screen From sultry suns, and, in their shaded walks And long-protracted bowers, enjoyed at noon The gloom and coolness of declining day. The Task by William Cowper [1785]

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

Willa Cather All the same, he enjoyed looking at these fine farms, as he enjoyed looking at a prize bull. Obscure Destinies by Willa Cather [1932]

Anthony Trollope By which she perhaps meant to imply a belief that a time was coming in which her husband would have a salary much better than that now enjoyed by Phineas, and much more likely to be permanent. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Colin enjoyed life hugely at Oxford, for to one so frank and well equipped the place gave of its best. The Far Islands by John Buchan [1899]

Edith Wharton As a spectator, he had always enjoyed Lily Bart; and his course lay so far out of her orbit that it amused him to be drawn for a moment into the sudden intimacy which her proposal implied. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

R. D. Blackmore Rather would it treble the pangs of jailwhere they enjoyed themselves — to feel that anxiety about their pledges to fortune from which the free Robin relieved them. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Here the poet enjoyed perfect quiet, a genial climate and the proximity of the sea, for which his love never failed. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

George Gissing I enjoyed myself very much at your house, and I shall never forget the beautiful sights of London, and above all that dear Westminster Abbey. Try to remember me and write when you have time. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

His life had been a strenuous and exhausting one, but he enjoyed it to the last. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

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]

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]

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

Thomas Hardy To-night it was one of Colman’s, who at this time enjoyed great popularity, and Mr. Bannister supported the leading character. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy [1879]

In the months ahead WHB became particularly fond of Gwendoline, and they enjoyed many happy outings together. The Bragg Family in Adelaide by John Jenkin

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]

Virginia Woolf So that each of us who has enjoyed this pageant has still an opp . Between the Acts by Virginia Woolf [1941]

Wilkie Collins Ah, how I enjoyed the gentle deference and respect of his manner as he answered me! He was hardly bold enough to raise his eyes to mine, when I looked at him. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Virginia Woolf He was always at his best in the evening; he enjoyed his dinner; and for some reason his gloom had vanished. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

I enjoyed them, however, and I enjoyed them the more, as the innumerable perspectives of Italian history began to open all about me. My Literary Passions by William Dean Howells

G. K. Chesterton I wanted real English things that nobody else could import and that we enjoyed too much to export. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

George Gissing Mallard enjoyed it for awhile, but at length turned away abruptly, feeling as if a cold hand had touched him. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

Henry James The brilliant Roman winter came round again, and Rowland enjoyed it, in a certain way, more deeply than before. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

Frances Hodgson Burnett They enjoyed themselves so much that they forgot the pictures and they forgot about the time. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1911]

After confessing that I loved the pure life of the country, it sounds strange to say I enjoyed the wild life of the town, but I did. The Mystery of a Hansom Cab by Fergus Hume

Anthony Trollope He had come out, had failed, had suffered some very hard things, and now, at the age of thirty-five, enjoyed life thoroughly as a sergeant of the colonial police. Harry Heathcote of Gangoil by Anthony Trollope

Still he enjoyed it — except when his thoughts drifted to Valentine, and then he felt that he was very far away from her. The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers

But he enjoyed a most flattering reception; he was begged to resume his practical citizenship, and he was assured that life in Norway would be made very pleasant to him. Henrik Ibsen by Edmund Gosse

I enjoyed my banquet, and then opened my window and looked out at the still landscape, dimly visible in the faint starlight. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

Anthony Trollope When I was there I rode a field or two with them, and I can tell you I enjoyed it. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

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]

Anthony Hope The king has enjoyed fine sport; and, indeed, madam, if I may say so for myself, a better run. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

George Meredith Virginia put in a word of apology for Tasso’s temper he enjoyed ordinarily a slumber of half an hour’s longer duration. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

He enjoyed absolute control of this enormous fortune; he disposed of the capital and of the immense revenues to please himself; but it all belonged to his son — to his only son. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Jeremy Bentham The idea of the constant flow of health, supposed to be enjoyed by all these creatures: a notion which is apt to result from the occasional flow of health enjoyed by the supposed spectator. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

Anthony Trollope The bright oleanders were red with their blossoms all around him, and he had thoroughly enjoyed his hour of easy rest. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

He gossiped about his parishioners as if he enjoyed it. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

George Meredith He told his sisters a tale of his own concerning the strange damsel, humorously enough to make them see that he enjoyed her presence as that of no common oddity. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

G. K. Chesterton They are not specially spoken of as evil; they are enjoyed as witching and wonderful; but they are not trusted as good. A Miscellany of Men by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

He watched and ministered to the invalid every night, while Mrs. Mason enjoyed four or five hours’ sleep. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Various policemen directed me, and I enjoyed the walk as if I had been exploring, for London is always to me an undiscovered country. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

Henry James With the freedom we enjoyed our dilemma clearly amused him: it would have been impossible, he affirmed, to be theologically more en règle. A small boy and others by Henry James [1913]

He was hungry for life, as hungry as Dickson McCunn. He enjoyed every moment, but he knew that his enjoyment came largely from standing a little apart. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

G. K. Chesterton The silly people had had their say; the people who cannot help asking an Arctic explorer whether he enjoyed the North Pole; the people who would almost ask a nigger what it felt like to be black. The Return of Don Quixote by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

Watkin Tench He enjoyed the reputation of a discoverer, until experiment detected the imposition. A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson by Watkin Tench

Edith Wharton It was very kind of Maria Ansell,” Mrs. Amherst wandered happily on, “to come and hunt me out yesterday, and I enjoyed our quiet talk about old times. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

Anthony Trollope She had seen what he was like, and had heard his voice, and been reassured by his vows, and had enjoyed the longed-for opportunity of repeating her own. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

As she listened now to the sounds of feasting from below, her pale face, which might have been pretty, had she enjoyed better health, contracted with pain and envy. Her Father’s Name by Florence Marryat [1878]

James Joyce We kept the ball rolling anyhow and enjoyed ourselves and saw a bit of life and we were none the worse of it either. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

John Locke Sorrow is uneasiness in the mind, upon the thought of a good lost, which might have been enjoyed longer; or the sense of a present evil. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

Lucy Maud Montgomery I enjoyed every moment of that day, even if I had to look after the children all the time. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

George Gissing Yet the few persons who enjoyed close acquaintance with her knew that, at heart, she still nourished the pride of her Tank, and that she had little if any genuine sympathy with democratic principles. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

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]

George Gissing He enjoyed the effect on the honourable member’s broad countenance. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Anatole France I enjoyed everything and depended upon nothing. The Red Lily by Anatole France [1894]

Washington Irving Granada enjoyed a great state of prosperity during his reign, and was the seat of festivity and splendor. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

Charles enjoyed the restoration of his friend, the sight of Amy’s happiness, and the victory over Philip, and was growing better every day. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

He will have enjoyed himself for a week or ten days in thirty years, perhaps. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

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]

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

But it seems that he never meant to do this, and only encouraged his uncle to think so because he was not yet ready to give up the shelter he enjoyed with him. The Forsaken Inn by Anna Katharine Green

Gertrude Stein He was enjoying himself and we enjoyed him. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

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

Isabella Bird Shooting and fishing may be enjoyed in abundance, and the Indians are always ready to lend assistance in these sports. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

George Meredith They enjoyed the peculiar novel relish of it, coming from a social pressman and a dame of high society. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

Sinclair Lewis Oh, forgive me, all of you, forgive me —” She enjoyed it. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

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

Henry James He wanted to express his good-will to her, and would greatly have enjoyed being at liberty to offer her a cigar. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

The water here was fresh and sweet, and if the temperature had not been quite so hot, we might have enjoyed our encampment here; but there was no air, and we seemed to be at the bottom of a funnel. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

Ford Madox Ford She was reminding her, Valentine, that she had previously enjoyed Tietjens’ intimacies — before her, Valentine! But the voice went on: “I wanted to get those people out. Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

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

Before, she had been visited by pangs of fear — now, she never enjoyed an interval of hope. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

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]

George Gissing You would have enjoyed a peep into the rear chamber on the ground floor. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

The household of the Spread Eagle not only enjoyed civic prosperity, but some share of that liberal cultivation, which, if not imbibed in the home, neither school nor college ever confers. Milton by Mark Pattison [1879]

Robert Green Ingersoll I admit that all the blessings that that country enjoyed flowed naturally from Catholicism, and we believe in the same scriptures. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Olaf Stapledon The missionary could allow his flesh to be torn or crushed to a far greater extent, and in doing so he made no false claim that he enjoyed it. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

Tobias Smolle She did not even forget the concerns of the wretched Fathom and his faithful Elenor, who daily enjoyed fresh instances of her humanity and care. The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom by Tobias Smolle

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]

The name of the Rev. John Satan has been suggested as a suitable recipient by a lover of consistency, who points out that Professor Harry Thurston Peck has long enjoyed the advantage of a degree. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

Nellie Bly The man he spoke of, a very clever Englishman, was the man who posed as a woman-hater, and naturally we enjoyed any joke at his expense. Around the World in Seventy-Two Days by Nellie Bly [1890]

Corbett enjoyed a most delightful evening, and it had struck twelve before he set off homewards, glowing outside and in with the warmth which good spirits and good fellowship impart. At Twickenham by Ella D'Arcy [1897]

Arthur Machen Here, Last enjoyed himself very much, more especially among the actors, who seemed to him more genial than the literary men. Holy Terrors by Arthur Machen

Henry James Ralph was not only fond of his father, he admired him — he enjoyed the opportunity of observing him. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

It ought not come too early in a man’s life — not till he has fully enjoyed his youth — for methinks the spirit can never be thoroughly gay and careless again, after this great event. The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns [1906]

R. D. Blackmore He took no risk, and to him it mattered little, except as a question of commission; but still he enjoyed the relish of breaking English law most heartily. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

George Gissing In the coolness following upon the storm, he enjoyed a long, tranquil sleep. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

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

Theodore Dreiser On this trip he enjoyed himself thoroughly, and when it was over he was sorry to get back. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

He enjoyed the friendship of many of his greatest contemporaries, including Carlyle, Tennyson, and Fitzgerald. Speed, John (1552?-1629). A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

Miles Franklin He enjoyed being my father much more than I enjoyed being myself. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

It was a talk I should have enjoyed if there had not been that uneasy morning behind me and that interview I had still to get over. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

She wrote a paper for the Dial 56 on the subject, explaining the object of the West Roxbury community and holding forth the prospect of the “higher life” which could be enjoyed there. The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns [1906]

I had not enjoyed my tranquillity above a week, before my fears were roused afresh, hearing the same sound of voices twice the same night, but not many minutes at a time. Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins by Robert Paltock [1751]

Gertrude Stein I myself have had no liking for violence and have always enjoyed the pleasures of needlework and gardening. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

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]

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

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

Elizabeth Gaskell He enjoyed the play upon words, softly applauding his own wit. The Grey Woman by Elizabeth Gaskell [1861]

Sinclair Lewis It is not known whether he enjoyed his sleeping-porch because of the fresh air or because it was the standard thing to have a sleeping-porch. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

Anthony Trollope As it appeared to her that she really enjoyed more consideration at Le Puy than had been accorded to her either at Torquay or Leamington, there she remained from day to day. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

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]

Reclining in her armchair, she allowed herself to be carried away with his conversation, and thoroughly enjoyed his society, of which she had been deprived for the last three weeks. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

George Meredith He liked the woman, enjoyed the cause for battle that she gave. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

Jack London For an immeasurable period, lapped in the rippling of placid centuries, I enjoyed and pondered my tremendous flight. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

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

Arnold Bennett This fear was not very genuine, though she pretended that it was and enjoyed playing with it: as if she really desired a catastrophe for the outcome of her adventure. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

G. K. Chesterton It was full of a roaring sunset of colour, and he enjoyed the sight, possible to so few artists — the sight of his own dreams moving and blazing before him. The Napoleon of Notting Hill by G. K. Chesterton

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

G. K. Chesterton He did not explain evil, far less explain it away; he enjoyed defying it. The Victorian Age in Literature by G. K. Chesterton [1913]

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

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]

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]

Anthony Trollope This was all new to Barry, and he really began to feel himself in his element if it hadn’t been for those abominable walls, he would have enjoyed himself. The Kellys and the O’Kellys by Anthony Trollope

The dinner was excellent and beautifully served, and, recovering a little from the shock of the girl’s appearance, I enjoyed it. The Beachy Head Murder by Arthur Gask [1941]

Carthew was sick with sleeplessness and coffee; his hands, softened by the wet, were cut to ribbons; yet he enjoyed a peace of mind and health of body hitherto unknown. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Sinclair Lewis He enjoyed defying lightning, provided it was lightning no more dynamic than Frank was likely to furnish. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

Anthony Trollope He had strongly that feeling of self-applause, which must always be enjoyed by a doctor who brings a patient safely through a dangerous illness. The Kellys and the O’Kellys by Anthony Trollope

The penalty of sin could not be transferred to another—it could only be borne by the sinner himself, just as the reward of virtue could only be enjoyed by the virtuous man himself. The Diamond Sutra by translated from the Chinese with an introduction and notes by William Gemmell

Henry Fielding In short, be enjoyed in his mind all the happiness which unbridled lust and rapacious avarice, could promise him. The History of the Life of the Late Mr. Jonathan Wild The Great by Henry Fielding

George Meredith Handsome or not, he enjoyed the privileges of masculine beauty. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

I was frightened, but Boris enjoyed these conspiratorial proceedings, and quite forgot that he was about to trade with the slayers of his parents. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

Perhaps we enjoyed it the more. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Sinclair Lewis He enjoyed the gorgeousness of the dining-room: the chandeliers, the looped brocade curtains, the portraits of French kings against panels of gilded oak. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

Guy de Maupassan I found her, the one I was waiting for, and through her I enjoyed inestimable pleasure. A Tress of Hair (One Phase of Love) (Le Chevelure) by Guy de Maupassan

Robert Louis Stevenson On almost any other occasion Dick would have enjoyed the scene. The Story of a Lie by Robert Louis Stevenson

What does it matter how you’ve enjoyed yourself, so long as you haven’t absolutely been getting engaged or falling in love?” Her chin drooped into her loose white blouse. Tiny Luttrell by E. W. Hornung [1893]

George Gissing On returning, he said, in the same almost expressionless tone: ‘I hope you enjoyed the concert last night?’ This was what she had wished, that he would speak of the concert. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

He enjoyed a modest competence, which enabled him to devote his life to his hobbies. The Strange Adventure of Mr. Andrew Hawthorn by John Buchan [1932]

While he enjoyed his coffee he listened without any signs of surprise to Catherine's comments upon the disappearance of Scevola. She had looked into his den. The Rover by Joseph Conrad [1923]

E. F. Benson It had been such a lovely morning: she had enjoyed her drive so much: she had found a mass of arrears waiting for her, and she asked them all to dine next night at eight. Trouble for Lucia by E. F. Benson [1939]

The doctor had enjoyed this joke for two years without growing tired of it. Burmese Days by George Orwell

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]

In them it was apart from her, to be enjoyed and endured only as she chose, it was hers. Shadows of Ecstasy by Charles Williams

H. G. Wells Miss Fenimore felt she had rarely enjoyed so deep and subtle a conversation. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

Robert Louis Stevenson Petit-Jehan and De Cayeux were handy fellows and enjoyed a useful pre-eminence in honour of their doings with the picklock. Familiar Studies of Men and Books by Robert Louis Stevenson

George Eliot His own approbation was necessary to him, and it was not an approbation to be enjoyed quite gratuitously; it must be won by a fair amount of merit. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

Henry James Moreover, there was one thing he did constantly — he enjoyed himself. Confidence by Henry James [1879]

D. H. Lawrence Nurse says it was for her, but I enjoyed it also. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

Others enjoyed them for the sake of the thrill, as we now enjoy reading mystery stories. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Olaf Stapledon As for regretting the old life, good God, no! There’s so much more to be learnt and enjoyed in the new one, exasperating as it is. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

It is enough to know that they soon raised him to as high a station as was consistent with literary leisure; and that he had from the beginning enjoyed the unlimited confidence of his sovereign. Goethe by Thomas De Quincey

Anthony Trollope It’s a poor place,” he added, speaking to Chapeau; “but the truth is, he don’t choose to have more comforts about him than what are enjoyed by the poorest soldier in his army. La Vendée by Anthony Trollope

I saw them almost every day, and capitally we enjoyed ourselves. Lodore by Mary Shelley

George Gissing A far-off whistle, that of a train speeding up the valley on its way from Plymouth, heightened the sense of retirement and quietude always to be enjoyed at night here under the stars. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu He was pleased that she enjoyed everything so. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

He enjoyed it, but keeping a hold, so he thought at least, on his wits; but he must have been gone further than he thought because he was startled beyond measure by a fiendish uproar. The Inn of the Two Witches by Joseph Conrad [1913]

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

John Galsworthy Standing by the bulwark rail, with her arm in his, she said: “I’m afraid you haven’t enjoyed it much, Jon. But you’ve been very sweet to me. To Let by John Galsworthy

But the one place he mustn’t come near is Castle Gay.” Dougal, though very hungry and usually a stout trencherman, had not enjoyed his luncheon. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

Sinclair Lewis Most of the men enjoyed these activities honestly. Things by Sinclair Lewis

Arnold Bennett She enjoyed seeing Ada arrange a bedroom, or answer the door, or serve a meal. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

Under no prince had the priesthood enjoyed greater consideration and immunities. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Jeremy Bentham The pains of malevolence are the pains resulting from the view of any pleasures supposed to be enjoyed by any beings who happen to be the objects of a man’s displeasure. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

Maria Edgeworth The company ate and drank — enjoyed themselves — went away — and laughed at their hostess. The Absentee by Maria Edgeworth

Thomas Hughes No one in the village enjoyed the approach of “veast day” more than Tom, in the year in which he was taken under old Benjy’s tutelage. Tom Brown’s School Days by Thomas Hughes

Virginia Woolf But they were immediately joined by Richard, who had enjoyed a very interesting talk with Willoughby and was in a sociable mood. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

George Gissing In her presence he enjoyed a strange calm of spirit. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

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]

Theodore Dreiser The kitchen was supplied with every convenience, and there was even a bathroom, a luxury the Gerhardts had never enjoyed before. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

Anthony Trollope They enjoyed it thoroughly, and Mr. Hart was disposed to make the most of it. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Peter Ruff had taken few holidays of late years, and for several days had thoroughly enjoyed himself. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

George Eliot She enjoyed her lover’s confusion; the advantage was usually on his side. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

Leslie Stephen It is enough to say that he suffered occasional tortures from the development of the brain-disease; though as a rule he enjoyed the painlessness of torpor. Swift by Leslie Stephen [1882]

I never clung to life, or enjoyed it, till these last months, while among those I senselessly deserted: and it is hard to be snatched immediately away. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

George Meredith She was cheerful, and, as it was pitiful to see, enjoyed her walk. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Wilkie Collins What a delight it was to move through the fresh briny air, and see the lovely sights on every side of me! Oscar enjoyed it too. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Gertrude Stein We knew a Matisse when we saw it, knew at once and enjoyed it and knew that it was great art and beautiful. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

Louisa May Alcott I saw Goethe’s house, Schiller’s statue, and Dannecker’s famous ‘Ariadne.’ It was very lovely, but I should have enjoyed it more if I had known the story better. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]