Phrases with "escaping"

A moment ago, Lodore seemed to raise his proud head to the stars: he felt as if escaping from a dim, intricate cavern, into the blessed light of day. Lodore by Mary Shelley

H. G. Wells Did any of your generation ever think of escaping it? And so — here I am. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

Jack London There had been no escaping them, and he had not dared to light a fire. The Red One by Jack London [1918]

William Makepeace Thackeray Lord Lake cannot be absent more than three days; and if he be — why, still there is a chance — why do I say a chance? — a CERTAINTY of escaping from the hands of these ruffians. The Tremendous Adventures of Major Gahagan by William Makepeace Thackeray [1838]

A carefuller study of the phenomenon reveals the fact that the seraphic strains are produced by the steam escaping from the hot-water bottles at the feet of the invalid. My Literary Passions by William Dean Howells

Knowledge of her past increased rather than lessened his content with her stillness and silence; she was like a lovely cold vase, unadorned save by an escaping ray. Lost Horizon by James Hilton

Convinced now that danger of some kind lay ahead of me, I looked behind and about me for some means of escaping from the house without passing by my half-seen enemy. The Mill Mystery by Anna Katharine Green

H. G. Wells We think less and less of “conquering” self and more and more of escaping from self. What are we to do with our lives? by H. G. Wells [1928]

In fact, Madame found De Guiche so handsome and so admirably dressed, that she almost ceased regretting the royal conquest she felt she was on the point of escaping her. Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

M. P. Shiel The escaping convict, however, has this advantage: that his mind is strung to a far higher pitch than his pursuers’; and, given a certain ecstasy, everything can be accomplished. The Lord of the Sea by M. P. Shiel [1901]

You could travel so fast now that there was no escaping a neighbour, did he wish to see you. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Andrew Lang All night long Geirald walked about his room, not daring to face the fight that lay in front of him, and trying with all his might to discover some means of escaping it. The Brown Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Edgar Allan Poe We were glad of this early opportunity of escaping from the oppression of the crowd, and signified our eagerness to proceed. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe

Virginia Woolf However, there was no way of escaping from one’s fellow-beings, she concluded, and shut the window with a sigh, and returned once more to her letters. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

Wilkie Collins Nine o’clock! and nothing done yet to facilitate our escaping from Crickgelly to the regions of civilized life the next morning. A Rogue’s Life by Wilkie Collins [1879]

The secret of prolonged existence, to be found in some universal panacea, guessed at, almost grasped, yet always escaping the seeker. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

The last two lines took to escaping me, and that made me force my mind out of the irritable confusion in which it was bogged. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

He will lie resigned and quiet, the drops pouring down his face with the agony, never an impatient word escaping him. Dr. Knox by Ellen Wood [1873]

Jules Verne Was this a time to seek refuge there? Would he not run a risk of being taken prisoner? Should he succeed in escaping from Kolyvan, as he had escaped from Omsk? He hesitated and stopped a moment. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

Anthony Trollope He was alone; to one person only had he spoken of his misery; once only had he thought of escaping from it. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

Rudyard Kipling Oh, you — you flat-car!’ There was a roar of escaping steam before any one could answer, and ·007 nearly blistered his paint off with pure mortification. The Day’s Work by Rudyard Kipling [1898]

Anthony Trollope He never pleaded his years in bar of any pleasure, and never pleaded them at all except when desirous of an excuse for escaping something that was disagreeable. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

James Joyce As they crossed the inner hall, the dean of studies was in the act of escaping from the student with whom he had been conversing. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

Wilkie Collins I was trusted with the secret of Colonel Herncastle’s plan for escaping assassination. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Without doubt he had a morbid aversion to having speech with strangers and so had taken these means of escaping an interview. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

I was now almost reduced to despair; my last cast had failed; I had no course left but that of escaping secretly from the castle, and placing myself under the protection of the nearest magistrate. The Murdered Cousin by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

A Fox was boasting to a Cat of its clever devices for escaping its enemies. The Fables of Aesop by Joseph Jacobs. Includes A Short History of the Aesopic Fable

Anthony Trollope But such self-abuse gave him no aid in escaping from his own wickedness. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

Rudyard Kipling There is no escaping the fact. City of Dreadful Night by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

John Lewis Burckhard Our camels and asses carried water for three or four days only, and I saw no possibility of escaping from the dreadful effects of a want of water. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

Thomas Hardy But in escaping from Festus, when he feigned apoplexy, it had fallen out upon the grass. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy [1879]

Wilkie Collins There was no escaping Mr. Finch when the rage for “reading” seized on him. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

George Meredith Him also! the man proud of escaping their wiles. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Jules Verne The captive thinks oftener of escaping than the jailer of preventing his flight, and hence we hear of frequent and wonderful escapes. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

Edith Wharton The light touched to russet the rings of dark hair escaping from her braids, and made her pale face paler. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton [1920]

Anthony Trollope It had been arranged between them, before she had entertained this thought of escaping from Nuremberg, that she should on this morning go out by herself and make certain purchases. Linda Tressel by Anthony Trollope [1868]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He had not an earthly chance of escaping the gang to-morrow night. The Lion and the Lamb by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1930]

Anthony Trollope He looked also on this reduction of the warden’s income as a shabby, paltry scheme on the part of government for escaping from a difficulty into which it had been brought by the public press. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

She saw another of her brood escaping from under her wing into some unknown element. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Anthony Trollope He is carried off to a sponging-house, in order that he may be out of the way, and, on escaping unexpectedly from thraldom, finds the lord in his wife’s drawing-room. Thackeray by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Anna Katherine Green The flitting of an escaping figure up or down the opposite gallery, even a stir in the great tapestry confronting you from that far-away wall, might give us a clue. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

Willa Cather He tried to muffle his ears in the sheet and go to sleep again, but the sound of escaping steam for some reason excited him. A Lost Lady by Willa Cather [1923]

Marjorie Bowen Dear God, she did not need to wait to love a man, her life was not such that she could pick and choose her way of escaping from it. The Viper of Milan by Marjorie Bowen [1906]

He was touched with pity for the hard fate, and admiration for the intrepidity of Seton; and determined, if possible, to aid him in escaping from the clutch of his oppressor. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Anthony Trollope Lady Glencora had whispered into his ear before they went down to dinner that Lady Eustace would be there in the evening, so that he might have the option of escaping or remaining. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

The young man had not succeeded in escaping from the open space into this friendly shelter before Gilbert Monckton perceived him. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

All these cases of simulation and dissimulation torment the astronomer by multiplying his perplexities, and deepening the difficulty of escaping them. The System of the Heavens as Revealed by Lord Rosse’s Telescope by Thomas De Quincey [1846]

Wilkie Collins In the Reign of Terror no living being in all the city of Paris can rise in the morning and be certain of escaping the spy, the denunciation, the arrest, or the guillotine, before night. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

It was late afternoon, about the same time of day as had yesterday seen me escaping from Machudi’s. Prester John by John Buchan

Everyone must have noticed the extraordinary powers that are latent in the film — the powers of distortion, of fantasy, in general of escaping the restrictions of the physical world. New Words by George Orwell

Elizabeth Gaskell Nothing. I see there’s no chance of escaping exposure and, I dare say, losing my character, and I know losing all the few friends I have. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

But, while I think of it,” she went on, “you ought to write him a letter of apology for having taken the liberty of escaping and making his citadel look foolish. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

Thomas Paine When one villain is suffered to escape, it encourages another to proceed, either from a hope of escaping likewise, or an apprehension that we dare not punish. The American Crisis by Thomas Paine

Henry Handel Richardson Her appearance in Leipzig was due to the sudden burst of energy which often inspires a woman of the Scotch nation when she feels her youth escaping her. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Just see! thought Father Cristoforo; if it were a pursued robber, Friar Fazio would make no difficulty in the world; and a poor innocent escaping from the jaws of a wolf . I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni

H. G. Wells And after that I abandoned altogether the idea of escaping by excavation. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells [1898]

Jack London There was no escaping that grip. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

I doubled back, escaping one of my stumbling pursuers only by about a foot. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

Jules Verne Almost directly afterwards a slight sound was heard, like champagne escaping from a bottle — a sound commonly expressed by the word “puff. The Underground City by Jules Verne [1877]

James Joyce Think you’re escaping and run into yourself. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Indeed, she elaborated a number of devices for escaping detection. Mother by Maksim Gorky

As Ulysses was not made wise by escaping from the Cyclops, but by being wise before he escaped. Symposiacs by Plutarch

But the term of man and woman, of king or queen, is set in the stars, and there is no escaping Doom for any one; so, when her time came, Eithne died. Irish Fairy Tales by James Stephens

George Gissing In fact, I have come as far as this in the hope of escaping them. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Anthony Trollope Misty ideas got into his head of escaping to his bed-room and blowing his own brains out. The Kellys and the O’Kellys by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins A knife with a speck on the blade, a plate with a suspicion of dirt on it, never once succeeded in escaping her observation. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

For instance, he thought of escaping by a door in the office which stood open. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

What I feared was a shrill note escaping me involuntarily and upsetting my balance. The Shadow Line by Joseph Conrad [1917]

But no opportunity occurred, and he could have little expectation now of escaping the vigilant eye of the viceroy. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Arthur Morrison And instantly Dorrington’s nostrils were filled with the smell of escaping gas. The Dorrington Deed-Box by Arthur Morrison

E. Phillips Oppenheim There was the sound of a loud explosion, the hiss of escaping steam. The Strange Boarders of Palace Crescent by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Abraham Merri Not until long after were we to know that it had been the dying hand of Serku, groping out of oblivion, that had cast it after us as a fowler upon an escaping bird. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

Nathaniel Hawthorne She uttered a shriek, and fled to Hollingsworth, like one escaping from her deadliest enemy, and was safe forever. The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

Arnold Bennett Then she was amazingly fat; her flesh seemed to be escaping at all ends from a corset strained to the utmost limit. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

H. G. Wells Air was either entering or escaping at the rim with a thin, sizzling sound. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells [1898]

Anthony Trollope Captain Aylmer had said that he should return to London on the Saturday, the present day being Tuesday, and Clara accused him of escaping always from the real hard work of his position. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

Walter Scott A gentleman by birth, he was, says his biographer, “zealous and honest-hearted, courageous in every enterprise, and a brave soldier, seldom any escaping that came in his hands. The Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border by Walter Scott [1802-1803]

Richard Burton Nothing encourages men to fight so much, as a good chance of escaping with a wound-especially a flesh wound. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

D. H. Lawrence So he had turned to the Gothic form, which always asserted the broken desire of mankind in its pointed arches, escaping the rolling, absolute beauty of the round arch. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

He evidently has no hope of escaping the indignity of arrest, and as soon as it was light enough for him to see, he asked for paper and pencil. Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green

I only knew that going out of his berth was like escaping from the dark lair of a beast into a sunlit world. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Charles Kingsley His time had come, and there was no escaping his fate. Two Years Ago by Charles Kingsley

Guy de Maupassant Now I perceived it at a distance, escaping out of sight, and I no longer could distinguish the line which separated the sands from ocean. The Wreck (L'Épave) by Guy de Maupassant [1886]

T. E. Lawrence To cut either of these bridges would isolate the Turkish army in Palestine, for one fortnight, from its base in Damascus, and destroy its power of escaping from Allenby’s advance. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

T. H. Huxley He walks rather quick in the erect posture, but with a waddling gait, and is soon run down if, whilst pursued, he has no opportunity of escaping by climbing. Essays by T. H. Huxley

Samuel Johnson He had the art of escaping from his own reflections, and accommodating himself to every new scene. Lives of the Poets by Samuel Johnson

Jules Verne When I burn this combustible for the manufacture of sodium, the smoke, escaping from the crater of the mountain, gives it the appearance of a still-active volcano. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

Arnold Bennett They went forth, climbing the area steps with proper precautions and escaping as thieves escape, down the street. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

H. G. Wells There was the same strolling crowd, the same perpetual miracle of motors dodging through it harmlessly, escaping headlong into the country from the Sabbatical stuffiness behind and below them. The World Set Free by H. G. Wells [1914]

Theodore Dreiser Beneath the toque her red-gold hair was arranged in an enormous chignon, with one long curl escaping over her collar. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Olaf Stapledon It has no part in my future; whilst I, escaping from its death, am cut off from all nourishment from its finished life. Death into Life by Olaf Stapledon

Jack London A family stands so many chances of escaping the bottom of the Abyss, and so many chances of falling plump down to it. The People of the Abyss by Jack London [1903]

But, as David was shortly to learn, escaping from Mr. Denburn was not so easy as it might be. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Jules Verne One day, the 22nd of June, 1867, these three men, who knew nothing of the past history of Captain Nemo, succeeded in escaping in one of the “Nautilus’s” boats. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Walter Scott He had rowed the skiff in which he left the castle, to the side of the lake most distant from the village, with the desire of escaping from the notice of the inhabitants. The Abbot by Walter Scott [1820]

To come to an end of this topic, there seems no possibility of escaping from one of the following alternatives. Chaucer by Adolphus William Ward [1879]

Arnold Bennett Then the great ball leaped again, and swept over the high glass roof, escaping by inches the spouting. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Sole, too, in escaping the doom of sudden death which the historian solemnly records in the cases of the rest. A Study of Hawthorne by G. P. Lathrop [1876]

Virginia Woolf So we took a little boat, she thought, beginning to tell herself a story of adventure about escaping from a sinking ship. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf [1927]

G. K. Chesterton How could he have shown it better than by escaping in the cab and coming back again? Innocent Smith is not a madman — he is a ritualist. Manalive by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

Wilkie Collins Nanina thought this a good opportunity of escaping from further importunities. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

The serpent skins that clothed some of the leaders of the dance were poor vestments if compared to the mad dragons of escaping multitudes. Shadows of Ecstasy by Charles Williams

They destroyed his ill-grounded hopes of escaping punishment; and dispelled by the irresistible brightness of Truth and convinction, Philosophy’s deceitful vapours faded away like a dream. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

Richard Burton Sa’ad the Demon flew into a passion at the idea of any member of the party escaping the general evil; and he privily threatened Mohammed to cut off the legs of any camel that ventured into camp. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

H.P. Lovecraft In reply to questions Hart said he though the escaping truck had headed up Rochambeau Avenue, though he could not be sure. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H.P. Lovecraft [1927]

Anthony Trollope A command had been laid upon her, a most cruel and unjust command, which she was forced to obey, because she lacked the power of escaping from her condition of slavery. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

Richard Burton Avoiding being trampled upon by a judicious use of the knife, I lost no time in escaping from a place so ignobly dangerous. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

They have no way of escaping from this life, for they cannot save a penny from their wages, and working from sixty to a hundred hours a week leaves them no time to train for anything else. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

Henry Handel Richardson There was no escaping them, pinned to his seat as he was: nor any room for his own eyes . Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

But if this be true, there is no escaping the conclusion that the chalk itself is the dried mud of an ancient deep sea. On a Piece of Chalk by Thomas Henry Huxley

Anthony Trollope With this excuse he was not satisfied, and told her that she must go to Scotland, if only for the sake of escaping from the Carbuncle connection. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

It seemed to begin with a B. Proggett was one of those men who are for ever on the verge of swearing, but who always recapture the oath as it is escaping between their teeth. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

He quoted Cato and Roman law and the monasteries of Thibet. “Well, anyway,” said Hatherleigh, escaping from our hands like an intellectual frog, “Semitic or not, I’ve got no use for decency. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

Edith Wharton The hope of escaping to the seaside with Paul vanished in the pained stare with which her mother-in-law received the suggestion. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

H.P. Lovecraft Some of the sounds came from the south, yet I retained my design of escaping in that direction. The Shadow over Innsmouth by H.P. Lovecraft [1931]

He then limped to the couch and sat down with a whistling sigh like air escaping from a toy balloon. The Day of the Locust by Nathanael Wes

H. Rider Haggard However, at the moment he was thinking of that which was far above rubies, namely, of what chance they had of escaping with their lives. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

Arthur Machen He had succeeded one day in escaping from the mesh of the streets, and fell on a rough and narrow lane that stole into a little valley. The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen [1907]

Ivan Turgenev But evidently there is no escaping one’s fate. The Inn by Ivan Turgenev

Richard Burton If you kill him, even to save your life, then adieu to any chance of escaping destruction. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Wilkie Collins In the utter bewilderment of the moment, Jack ran out, with the one idea of escaping the terrible possibilities of discovery in the hall. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

And he sat, his lean shanks crossed, nodding at the steam escaping from the cooking-pot with a gaze senile and worried. Tales of Unrest by Joseph Conrad [1898]

The husband lying in wait, had seen him enter, and to prevent his escaping from his vengeance had cut off all means of retreating. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

Jules Verne Harry took the stick, and successively presented the lamp to the different fissures in the rock; but he shook his head, for of that slight crackling peculiar to escaping fire-damp he heard nothing. The Underground City by Jules Verne [1877]

It was very brief: “Since my only chance of escaping persecution is to accede, in some measure, to your demands, I will consent to see you. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Willa Cather He even felt a sense of obligation toward her, instinctive, escaping definition, but real. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather [1925]

Arthur Conan Doyle My first plan was to set fire to the house, in the hope of escaping in the confusion. The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1896]

Wilkie Collins During the week, Clara came twice to see me — escaping from home by stealth, as before. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

He instantly clutched at the idea of escaping from himself for a few hours at least. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

H. G. Wells He had recovered long ago from that remarkable conception of an active if dishonest political career as a means of escaping Mrs. Skelmersdale and all that Mrs. Skelmersdale symbolized. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

Walter Scott He assumed a tone of raillery, which is, perhaps, the readiest mode of escaping from the feelings of self-reproof. Woodstock by Walter Scott [1855]

No allusion was made to that evening of their marriage, when, escaping from Cayrol’s wrath, she had thrown herself in Madame Desvarennes’s arms, and had allowed her secret to be found out. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

I am informed by the Painter that when the top of the doorway was found and an opening first effected, the sand poured out from within, like water escaping from an opened sluice. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Wilkie Collins No escaping from him, as I know by experience. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

George Gissing Emma, fearful lest the very life was escaping from her embrace, drew away and looked in anguish. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Wilkie Collins I live professionally in an atmosphere of disputation, Mr. Hartright, and I am only too glad to escape from it, as I am escaping here. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Anna Katherine Green So with the daring of one who in escaping a present danger hurls himself knowingly into another equally perilous, I pushed open the door and entered the office. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

She was becoming used to the annoying, unpleasant difficulties caused by a shortage of money and preferred to remember not the embarrassment but the joy in escaping from them. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Edith Wharton The moonlight surrendered them for a moment, the shade almost instantly reclaiming them — strayed revellers, doubtless, escaping from the lights and music of the Duchess’s circle. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

Anthony Trollope He did succeed ultimately, and probably with some assistance, in getting his hat and escaping into the air. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

H. G. Wells There was no other way of escaping from them, and so, slowly and horribly, that phase of the moribund sovereign states concluded. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

Anthony Trollope What a terrible man was this, who had come to her bedroom door, and could thus talk of escaping amidst the rafters! “Why are you here?” she whispered. Linda Tressel by Anthony Trollope [1868]

I looked out of the window and saw a fog still hanging over the house and smoke escaping from an upper window. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan [1915]

A trembling radiance came up from its green water, like some imprisoned force escaping into the air. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

George Gissing What hope was there of escaping capture, even if a hiding-place could be found for a day or two? If he had his hand on Jack Bartley’s gizzard. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

George Gissing Emily came to contemplate it as some hideous beast, which, though she seemed to be escaping its reach, might even yet spring upon her. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

Anthony Trollope How good he is, and how worthy!’ Immediately after that Silverbridge took his sister away, and Lady Mabel, escaping from Miss Cass was alone. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

Before he had time to pull his cap low down over his face in the hope of escaping recognition, the stout inspector caught sight of him. The House with the High Wall by Arthur Gask [1948]

Wilkie Collins The presence of strangers, and the confusion incidental to the festival, offered her facilities for escaping which would not have presented themselves at any other time. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

H. G. Wells The thick black hair, escaping as it could below and between the cross bandages, projected in curious tails and horns, giving him the strangest appearance conceivable. The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells [1897]

Joseph Furphy In Ida, as we have seen, the insinuated aspersion of unchastity touched 100°Centigrade; and the experimentalist was glad to retreat, with damaged dignity, from the escaping steam. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

Next morning the police were on her trail; but she succeeded in escaping to England. La Chaussée was not so fortunate. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Wilkie Collins He looked for a means of retreat, in case there was no escaping unperceived by the front entrance. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Go abroad, anywhere; the farther the better; and stay away for ever, if that is the only means of escaping his friendship or even his acquaintance. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

H. G. Wells The Food insisted on escaping with the pertinacity of a thing alive. The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth by H. G. Wells [1904]

And her wolf of a father triumphed, calling her a virago, asking her if she had had enough and whether she understood sufficiently that she was in future to give up all hope of escaping from him. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Edith Wharton Perhaps the girl had gone out with her last visitors, escaping for a starlit rush up the Riverside Drive before dinner. The Mother’s Recompense by Edith Wharton [1925]

Algernon Blackwood For we’re all three together, and — sooner or later — there’s no escaping anything. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

Wilkie Collins The one way of escaping was offered by an empty cab that passed me. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

Jules Verne Perhaps we had better think of escaping in some other direction. A Winter Amid the Ice by Jules Verne [1874]

Thomas Hardy Yet he sometimes felt that by caring for books he was not escaping common-place nor gaining rare ideas, every working-man being of that taste now. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

Arthur Conan Doyle Being both a strong and an active man, with a good knowledge of the footpaths through the woods, he had never found any difficulty in escaping all observation. A Pastoral Horror by Arthur Conan Doyle

He survived and suppressed innumerable conspiracies, escaping even the thrust of the assassin whom the fame of his enormous wickedness had caused the Old Man of the Mountain to send against him. Italian Journeys by William Dean Howells [1867]

If this had occurred, the two sexes would often have been differently modified, for the sake, for instance, of capturing prey or of escaping from danger. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

I could not speak, but I pointed to my throat and made a sound like escaping steam. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

Walter Scott Spare yourself the ridicule, and me the pain of seeing you leave the house of one of my servants, as if you were escaping from a prison. Peveril of the Peak by Walter Scott [1822]

He rejoiced in escaping from that overcharged atmosphere to the tavern, to the camp, anywhere. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

D. H. Lawrence But ugh, who wants to eat at this unearthly hour, especially when one is escaping from bewitched Sicily. Fill the little bag we call the kitchenino. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

G. K. Chesterton The quality of his literary style is so successful that it succeeds in escaping definition. The Victorian Age in Literature by G. K. Chesterton [1913]

All this crowd, horribly dirty and energetic, cried out: “Eccellenza!” Fabrizio had great difficulty in escaping from the rabble; the scene brought his imagination back to earth. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

Hence, the boldest criminals ordinarily realize the impossibility of escaping from this ambulatory prison. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

Wilkie Collins I left the agent with my mind relieved from all present fear of the Count’s escaping me. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

George Gissing The man was on his feet in an instant, and pursuing the assailant, who, however, succeeded in escaping down an alley hard by. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

Anthony Trollope Another mode had shown itself of escaping Harry Annesley, who was of all catastrophes the most dreaded and hated. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Charles Dickens Quick!” “Carton, there is no escaping from this place; it never can be done. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

Thomas Hardy Manston met her again the following day: indeed, there was no escaping him now. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

Jean-Jacques Rousseau By means of the third, the senate held in check the proud and restive people, and meetly restrained the ardour of seditious tribunes, who, however, found more than one way of escaping this hindrance. The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

George Gissing He saw that she no longer thought of escaping him. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Edith Wharton One afternoon, escaping later than usual from the Valentino, Odo had again bent toward the quiet quarter behind the palace. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

Jules Verne But after being suspended for an instant aloft, the balloon began to redescend, the gas escaping by the rent which it was impossible to repair. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Why did you speak to him, Edgar?” “I didn’t,” sobbed the youth, escaping from my hands, and finishing the remainder of the purification with his cambric pocket-handkerchief. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

All my precautions will be taken with the sole aim of escaping the Duc d’Anjou.’ ‘I have no objection to make, monsieur. Chicot the Jester by Alexandre Dumas

Anthony Trollope He would not return by the same path by which he had come for fear he should meet Joe or Corney, or Meg — for he was unwilling that even she should see him escaping from his hiding-place. The Macdermots of Ballycloran by Anthony Trollope [1847]

Samuel Johnson We were however sure, under Col’s protection, of escaping all real evils. A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson

I am thankful to the stars, now, for my luck in escaping her. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

H.P. Lovecraft Even getting to another roof would not solve the problem for there would then remain the task of reaching the ground and escaping from the town. The Shadow over Innsmouth by H.P. Lovecraft [1931]

They would be sure then that he must be escaping down the river. The House on the Island by Arthur Gask [1931]

He seemed to meditate on something horrible, and She gave up all hopes of escaping from the Sepulchre with life. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

Wilkie Collins The prospect of escaping from the Asylum by obedience to her sister’s directions was sufficient to quiet Lady Glyde, and to make her understand what was required of her. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Both might have hope of escaping recognition in the imperfect light, for the candle on the chimneypiece was flaring in the air, and the light from the lantern fell in spots, and was confusing. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Arnold Bennett It was upon this that, with intervals caused by the necessity of escaping from bores, George had been labouring all day. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

Am I awake, while I deplore my base offense; or does some vain phantom, which, escaping from the ivory gate, brings on a dream, impose upon me, still free from guilt. The Works of Horace by translated literally into English prose by Christopher Smar

I declined joining their breakfast, and, at the first gleam of dawn, took an opportunity of escaping into the free air, now clear, and still, and cold as impalpable ice. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

Edith Wharton Today the sense of well-being was intensified by her joy at escaping from the library. Summer by Edith Wharton [1917]

Mr. Robert lit a cigar in the shadow, and the smoke looked like his gray ghost expanding and escaping into the night air. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

Anthony Trollope He bore her embrace for a minute, returning it with the pressure of his arm; and then, escaping from it, seized his hat and left her standing in the room. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Ann Radcliffe She nursed her with unremitting care, and seemed to seize with avidity the temporary opportunity of escaping from herself. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

If I succeed in escaping my pursuers, you must hold at my disposal the balance, four hundred and twenty thousand francs. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Jules Verne Evidently not a particle of gas was escaping through the rock. The Underground City by Jules Verne [1877]

A snowstorm is exciting, and it does not wet through the clothes (a fact important to a sailor); but a constant rain there is no escaping from. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]