Phrases with "even"

She had felt a chill go right through her as she had stood, even for that second, at the front door. The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

Once closed, this door was not easily to be discovered by the eye of a stranger; and, even when discovered, it was not easily to be opened. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

William Hope Hodgson In my mind, a question formed, reiterating incessantly: ‘What does it mean?’ ‘What does it mean?’ and I was unable to make answer, even out of the depths of my imagination. The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson

Washington Irving She received every thing as a homage due to her rank, or rather to her beauty; for beauty is more lofty in its exactions even than rank. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

Anthony Trollope He does little or nothing, but roams about the house and talks to Peter. He did not even go to mass last Sunday. He says that the whole congregation would accuse him of being a liar. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Henry Handel Richardson He’d always thought, even if they had to go away, there would be the beautiful steamer to sail on, with a big deck, and lots of people, and the band playing. Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

Jules Verne Not a trace was to be seen of the American continent, not a single cliff, even the volcano on the west had disappeared. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

H. Rider Haggard The priest had seen also, and consciousness was deserting him; even as Leonard turned his knees gave way, and he sank forward and downward. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

Sir Walter Scott Till within this last century the farmers, even of a respectable condition, dined with their work-people. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

Edith Wharton It was always so whenever she tried to explain, not only to others but even to herself. The Mother’s Recompense by Edith Wharton [1925]

Edward Bellamy It might seem that the tenant of such a chamber ought to be able to command slumber, but it was rare that I slept well, even there, two nights in succession. Looking Backward From 2000 to 1887 by Edward Bellamy

Edith Wharton He and they understood each other; he suspected that, even had their plight not roused his pity, his own restlessness and impulsiveness would have fraternized with theirs. The Children by Edith Wharton [1928]

Stephen Lucius Gwynn Nowadays, even English readers probably know that poetry of a class not inferior to Moore’s was being written in Ireland in Moore’s lifetime. Thomas Moore by Stephen Lucius Gwynn [1905]

E. F. Benson I’m not sure there is enough yellow even yet. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

Edgar Allan Poe The dwellings were of the most miserable description imaginable, and, unlike those of even the lowest of the savage races with which mankind are acquainted, were of no uniform plan. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe

Andrew Lang Worrall even wrote, from Banbury Curran, certifying Cooper of Fisher’s departure from the colony, which, he said, he was authorised to announce. The Valet’s Tragedy by Andrew Lang

Washington Irving Some are without the covering even of rags, and others emaciated with disease; the world has disclaimed them; society turns its back upon their distress, and has given them up to nakedness and hunger. The Life of Oliver Goldsmith by Washington Irving [1840]

What could have been done in the face of such obstinacy? M. Segmuller did not even attempt to argue the point, but quietly retired, followed by his companions. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

Marjorie Bowen Then she thought of an even fiercer temptation — an even more resplendent opportunity — the long, darkly gleaming sideboard in the dining-room. Elsie’s Lonely Afternoon by Marjorie Bowen

D. H. Lawrence But marriage is neither here nor there, even then. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Anna Katherine Green Everyone shuddered, even the Inspector; it brought the real tragedy so vividly to mind. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

She too was in boy’s clothes, and looked radiant; even the quenching of her bright hair had not diminished the glow and vivacity of her beauty. Miss Pym Disposes by Josephine Tey

He had no doubt, even now, of his wife’s affection for him, no fear as to the ultimate triumph of her love over all the lies and artifices of that scheming scoundrel, her father. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Elizabeth Gaskell These trees, they told me, were the remnants of that forest which existed in the days of the Heptarchy, and were even then noted as landmarks. The Poor Clare by Elizabeth Gaskell [1856]

George Meredith I respected Martha even then for boldly speaking to me on the girl’s behalf. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Walter Scott He did not even enquire by what means the renegade Briton proposed to acquire that influence with Tippoo which might enable him to betray him — he only desired to be assured that the fact was real. The Surgeon’s Daughter by Walter Scott [1827]

G. K. Chesterton He did not think; he did not even very definitely desire. The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

Virginia Woolf The house was full of cousins, much of her age, or even younger, and among them they had some terribly bright eyes. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

Not caring one farthing about Charles, she did not grieve at his infidelity; taking profligacy for granted as the rule of life, it did not even shock her. The Wyvern Mystery by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Radclyffe Hall They were taut with nervous anxiety; even a quarrel would have been a relief. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

George Gissing He would not even paint portraits in the ordinary way, though therein he might easily have found a means of putting aside the teaching, which he hated. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

He loves power even more than Will. I never saw a young man so arrogant. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

John Galsworthy The idea of searching for anything which would incriminate, and entitle him to hold a menace over her, did not even come to him. To Let by John Galsworthy

Jack London He was in a savage temper, and, standing over six feet from the ground, was as formidable an antagonist as even Buck could desire. The Call of the Wild by Jack London [1903]

Anthony Trollope But even Father Marty, bold as he was, could not assume the voice with which he had rebuked Neville as he walked with him, now nearly a month ago, down to the beach. An Eye for an Eye by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Willa Cather I don’t see how even Flavia can endure to have that man about. The Troll Garden by Willa Cather [1905]

Arthur Conan Doyle Dear me! Mr. Holmes, why, you are even a quicker smoker than I am myself. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

He felt now that he was not in the least afraid of these people, even with the Presiding Elder thrown in. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

The day brought counsel, the cheerful sunbeams dispelled the gloom, even within the old convent, and his scruples of conscience melted away. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Guy de Maupassan And yet I did not even stir, but kept waiting hour after hour. Mother and Son by Guy de Maupassan

Anthony Trollope She was by no means inclined to plead, even to herself, that she was too young to marry her cousin; there was nothing in their ages to interfere, if the match was in other respects suitable. Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope [1865]

Willa Cather They called the place home even then, when they lived there but a few months out of each year. A Lost Lady by Willa Cather [1923]

He saw very clearly that Miss Tonks bore an envious grudge against Lucy Graham — a grudge which even the lapse of time had not healed. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

He was feebly savage, even in his weakness. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Jack London Had he gone deeper into the matter, he would have found that even the union, say twenty thousand strong, could not hold up wages if twenty thousand idle men were trying to displace the union men. The People of the Abyss by Jack London [1903]

But the dominating trait of his face, even more than intelligence, was communicative kindness. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

Yet, even during these years of prosperity, he was far from being free from troubles. Landmarks in Literature--French by Lytton Strachey

Nathaniel Hawthorne Any man, even if he be as great as Hollingsworth, might love so magnificent a woman. The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

D. H. Lawrence Everybody was so excited that even Miriam was accepted with warmth. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Anthony Trollope Even her mother, who was kindness, even obedience itself, who attended to her smallest wish, even her mother regretted the baronet son-in-law. Kept in the Dark by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Gertrude Stein And adds Picasso with a sigh, even after everybody knows they are good not any more people really like them than they did when only the few knew they were good. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

The pace was too great to be even sure that they were human beings. The Golden Chersonese and the way thither by Isabella L. Bird [1883]

F. Scott Fitzgerald That two people who were attracted to each other should never even say anything about it but be content to ‘not believe in such stuff’, was something new in her experience. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

The great actor of the “legitimate” is knighted; the musical comedy star is fêted and received everywhere by the Best People; even the red-nose star of the halls is well seen. Limehouse Nights by Thomas Burke

E. Phillips Oppenheim There will be even more cocktails, there will be vodka with the caviare, there will be powerful Rhine wines, champagne to follow and then old brandy. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

He was interested in the stables, the home farm, the gardens, even the poultry yard. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Anthony Trollope Ah, my men, efforts such as these will take no cities, even though the enemy should be never so open to assault. The Warden by Anthony Trollope

Not even a watch-dog about the place — except her father. Cobwebs from an Empty Skull by Ambrose Bierce [1874]

H. G. Wells How she hung on even for a moment I do not know, for the chalk was vertical and without grip for a monkey. A Story of the Stone Age by H. G. Wells [1897]

Like one who suddenly finds himself on the brink of some dark and yawning gulf, he was too much bewildered to be able to rally his thoughts, or even to comprehend his situation. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Jules Verne Hatteras did not even turn once to look back, but marched straight on, carrying his country’s flag attached to his staff. The Field of Ice by Jules Verne

Sinclair Lewis Lundsgard hesitated, “I know of course, sir, that if you cared to give me your invaluable aid for a month or so, I couldn’t even begin to pay you what such priceless learning is worth. World So Wide by Sinclair Lewis

Arthur Morrison As to making you an excuse — well, even the humblest excuse is better than none. The Chronicles of Martin Hewitt by Arthur Morrison

E. Phillips Oppenheim As yet he had not even glanced downwards to see what lay upon the other side of the island. The Amazing Judgment by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Nathaniel Hawthorne I feared to trust them even with the alphabet: it was the key to a fatal treasure. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Sir Walter Scott Determined to take the risk, even in such unfavourable circumstances, Barrow committed himself to the broken rope, slid down on it as far as it could assist him, and then let himself drop. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

G. K. Chesterton But all the nonsense about searching was really very swift and simple; and the coffee hadn’t even got cold in the interlude, though Crome offered to send for some more. The Paradoxes of Mr. Pond by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

Charlotte Perkins Gilman Terry, incredulous, even contemptuous, when we were alone, refused to believe the story. Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1915]

Wilkie Collins I had not spoken to Miss Fairlie — I had not even seen her — all that day. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Radclyffe Hall If she lived with her mother she would never get free; it was good-bye to a career, even a humble one. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

Ivan Turgenev Now he walked with an even gait, with downcast eyes, and hat pulled over his brows; almost every one who met him sent a glance of curiosity after him . Dream tales and prose poems by Ivan Turgenev

E. Phillips Oppenheim Dominey waited till even its echoes had died away. The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1920]

Robert Louis Stevenson In this world, in spite of its many agreeable features, even the most sensitive must undergo some drudgery to live. Familiar Studies of Men and Books by Robert Louis Stevenson

Now I have begun to tell it, it must come out, even if you command me to hold my tongue. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Anna Katherine Green Is there anything impossible or even improbable about all this? Scoville had a heart open to crime, Oliver not. Dark Hollow by Anna Katherine Green

I notice that even the country people, to whom he ought still to be strange and a matter for sideways-looking, treat him as if he had been here all along. Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey

Anna Katherine Green I have heard that he even whittled furniture. Dark Hollow by Anna Katherine Green

When Annie went to return these visits she scarcely recognised even the shape of the country, once so familiar to her, of which the summer settlement had possessed itself. Annie Kilburn by William Dean Howells

It was no business of mine to inquire what brought Colonel Gaillarde and the Marquis together, in so shabby and even dirty a place, or who the mean person, biting the feather end of his pen, might be. The Room in the Dragon Volant by J. Sheridan LeFanu

Henry James I don’t wonder,” she blandly pursued, “ that your friends, even the blameless ones, like this dear pair, cling to you as they do. The Other House by Henry James [1896]

Elizabeth Gaskell He took her in his arms and kissed her; murmuring fond words of sympathy, and promises of faith, nay, even of greater love than before, since greater need she might have of that love. A Dark Night’s Work by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

It was morbid to keep it, even if she had not looked at it for years. Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey

Elizabeth Von Arnim I love an occasional mass of fiery colour, and these two will make the lilies look even whiter and more breathless that are to stand sentinel round the semicircle containing the precious tea roses. The Solitary Summer by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1899]

Ivan Turgenev Yes, even our clothes, and stockings and linen, yes . Lieutenant Yergunov’s Story by Ivan Turgenev

George Gissing The employment was precarious; even with luck in the way of tips it meant nothing very brilliant; but something had happened lately which made Polly indifferent to this view of the matter. The Town Traveller by George Gissing [1897]

William Morris But may God make me even as that young man if I be not mightier yet in a few days. Child Christopher and Goldilind the Fair by William Morris [1895]

Yes, even for women's clothes the Escampobar natives could do without intercourse with the outer world. The Rover by Joseph Conrad [1923]

He was dressed, even to his riding boots, in some white material, and he carried a stock-whip in his hand. The Phantom Stockman by Guy Boothby

He defies himself of his dear friend, this poor Bourdon, and he will not even tell him who would have benefit by that genuine will. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Marjorie Bowen A telegram had summoned her to her grandfather’s death-bed, she had fled in such haste and distress that she had forgotten to even leave a message. Forget-me-not by Marjorie Bowen [1932]

Know that Monsieur de Bracieux is rich enough to drink a tun of port wine, even if obliged to pay a pistole for every drop. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

Arthur Conan Doyle For my own part, except a drop before breakfast to give me an appetite, and maybe a glass, or even twa, afterwards to promote digestion, I never touch spirits before noon. The Mystery of Cloomber by Arthur Conan Doyle [1889]

There was something about her son Francis which made even her think twice before she displeased him. Elizabeth and Essex by Lytton Strachey [1928]

Anthony Hope Sapt was the first to recover from this foolish mood, and he rated us soundly, not sparing even the queen herself. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

But even Charles Fairfield began to perceive consequences, and to approve a more moderate course. The Wyvern Mystery by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Abraham Merri Goodwin — I could not even move my eyes! “Stanton was in the range of my fixed vision. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

William Makepeace Thackeray My blood boils even now when I think of the rascally conduct of my enemies in that scoundrelly election. The Memoires of Barry Lyndon by William Makepeace Thackeray [1852]

She had not even a new pair of gloves. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Why not accept my help? Unless some doors are unlocked, even you, the most brilliant Secret Service agent of these days, will fail. The Spy Paramount by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Anthony Trollope She did not even speak to Souchey on the subject. Nina Balatka by Anthony Trollope

Washington Irving Nay, they will even make these apocryphal volumes text-books, on which to enlarge with a zeal and an ability worthy of a more generous cause. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

George Meredith She praised him to Mary for his extreme kindness to her father, and down in her unsounded heart desired that her father might appreciate it even more than she did. The House on the Beach by George Meredith [1877]

George Gissing Why, I can’t even get my hair cut. Topham's Chance by George Gissing

H. G. Wells It was a thing he could not have imagined, that a day would come when even his great-great-grandsons would be scattered to the four winds of heaven. A Story of the Days To Come by H. G. Wells [1897]

Guy de Maupassan I am even convinced that it will be a great pleasure for her to see you thus, unexpectedly. The Test by Guy de Maupassan

Rudyard Kipling The Doctor would give darwaza bund even if he were in the house. Soldiers Three by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Edith Wharton Some dispute with her household, doubtless; a quarrel with a servant, even — or perhaps some sordid difficulty with her creditors. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

But something hideous at once stifled all compassion in me; it even provoked me to greater venom. Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Andrew Lang He rode straight away to the glass hill, and galloped up it as if it were no hill at all, so that the Princess had not even time to wish that he might get up the whole way. The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

E. Phillips Oppenheim The currents, bays, and fortifications were all set out; even the roads and railways into the interior were dealt with. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

It will be seen from this that the Tamtonian mind is a thing whose processes no American can hope to respect, or even understand. The Land Beyond the Blow by Ambrose Bierce

Henry James Usually there were three or four visitors, but on this occasion a violent storm sufficiently accounted for the absence of even the most devoted habitues. The American by Henry James [1877]

For even with that five hundred you gave me, your leader will only get a sop for her pains. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]

Marjorie Bowen The palace is near; Visconti will be in their hands even while he sleeps —’ ‘In della Scala’s hands —’ she breathed. The Viper of Milan by Marjorie Bowen [1906]

She’s thinking how that drifted snow Dissolved in spring’s first gleam, And how her sister’s memory now Fades, even as fades a dream. Poems by Currer Bell by Charlotte Bronte [1846]

Edgar Allan Poe Its rigidly simple character not even Science — not even Pedantry can greatly pervert. The Rationale of Verse by Edgar Allan Poe [1848]

Anthony Trollope I could not, at any rate, have written such a letter as that, even if I would; and should have been afraid to write it if I could. Dr. Wortle’s school by Anthony Trollope

Ivan Turgenev Possibly, even then, I had a presentiment I should not have long to live in any case. The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other stories by Ivan Turgenev

As the winter approached, there set in another phase of the reformation; for he pulled up even from the talking and laughing, and became as good as gold. A Life of Trouble by Ellen Wood [1870]

H. G. Wells I could hardly believe it was you even after Mr. — Mr. —She’s written it and thought better of it and scratched it out again, Mr. Somebody — Mr. Blank —had asked your name. The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

Douglas Dale loves Paulina Durski, and is the very man to sacrifice all worldly interests for her sake; the man to marry her, even were she more unworthy of his love than she is. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Jules Verne He is always smoking, even while he sleeps. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

Ivan Turgenev He had just heard that his wheat crop on which he had set high hopes had begun to show signs of blight, Pavel Petrovich overwhelmed everyone, even Prokovich, with his icy politeness. Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev

Anthony Trollope People must eat and drink even when the grim monarch is in the house; and it is a relief when they first dare to do so with some attention to the comforts which are ordinarily so important to them. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

Perhaps she had realised more fully than even the Bishop had done what the loss of the book was to Hester, at least, what it would be when she knew it was gone. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

Robert Louis Stevenson For even Winter has his ‘dear domestic cave,’ and in those places where he may be said to dwell for ever tempers his austerities. Collected Essays by Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson Yet even here we are distressed by words, thoughts, and incidents that defy belief and alienate the sympathies. Familiar Studies of Men and Books by Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Green Ingersoll Nothing so enrages them, even now as to have some one deny their existence. The Gods by Robert Green Ingersoll

Arthur Conan Doyle But even in that rout I saw things which I can tell with pride. The Adventures of Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1903]

Barney Finn had not been my friend, or even acquaintance, and while I was vicariously touched by Van’s grief and horror, my own dilemma wasn’t simplified by this news. Serapion by Francis Stevens

There was no trace of meaning, or even of a consciousness that the words he had uttered could possibly interest me. The Room in the Dragon Volant by J. Sheridan LeFanu

James Hogg Set your face against sin, and sinful men, and resist even to blood, as many of the faithful of this land have done, and your reward shall be double. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg [1824]

Perhaps my father, all that essentially was my father, is even now near me, with me. Carlyle by John Nichol [1892]

James Joyce It is serious and enthusiastic for these new ideas and its enthusiasm, even when it is misdirected, is, I believe, in the main sincere. Dubliners by James Joyce

Anthony Trollope But I feel myself bound in my duty to go further than this, even though it may be at the risk of your displeasure. Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Guy de Maupassant They can’t even move her chair from one place to another without her uttering the most distressing cries. That Costly Ride (A Costly Outing) (À Cheval) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

Robert Green Ingersoll Everything was done to appease the divine wrath; every public calamity was caused by the sins of the people; by a failure to pay tithes, or for having, even in secret, felt a disrespect for a priest. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

D. H. Lawrence It was as if he himself were dealing the death, even when he most recoiled in horror. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

It was a long time since Eleanor had eaten one of her father’s epicurean feasts, and she did ample justice to the dinner, even in spite of the ever recurrent distractions upon the boulevard below. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Ivan Turgenev He found Valeria sleeping as before, with an even more tranquil expression on her face. Dream tales and prose poems by Ivan Turgenev

Anna Katherine Green This is the judge’s —” Not even his iron resolve or once unequalled physique could stand the sapping of the terrible gash which disfigured his forehead. Dark Hollow by Anna Katherine Green

It might have been hoped that the two geniuses would have become intimate friends; but there is no trace of their having even spoken to each other. The Life of Petrarch by Thomas Campbell

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch But even in the act of shutting it I grew aware that the screams and laughter were louder than ever. The Poisoned Ice by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

George Gissing I know her; I’m not afraid to trust her, even when she’s married. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

Ralph Waldo Emerson He even stood ready, as in the Parmenides, to demonstrate that it was so — that this Being exceeded the limits of intellect. Representative Men by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1850]

Abraham Merri And not far away, cast up on the strand even as I had been, was — Marakinoff! He lay there, broken and dead indeed. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

Perhaps it is that an old man has memories of things which a boy cannot even guess at. The Crock of Gold by James Stephens

G. K. Chesterton It is by no means certain, in the last and most subtle analysis, that he even expected it to come again. Tales of the Long Bow by G. K. Chesterton [1925]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Our old friend, in short, even at his highest social elevation, claimed to be nothing more than an apothecary, and, in these later and far less prosperous days, scarcely so much. The Dolliver Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1876]

George Meredith Not to think at all, or even to brood on her sensations, but to rest half animate and let those divine sounds find a way through her blood, was medicine to her. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

They spread out the rugs, placed out their picnicking things and even lit a fire with chips of wood they had gathered, right in the middle of the garden-path. The Beachy Head Murder by Arthur Gask [1941]

Nor has it ever been considered as an established truth that the efficacy of even these few remedies was in any definite ratio to their power of producing symptoms more or less like those they cured. Homeopathy and its Kindred Delusions by Oliver Wendell Holmes [1842]

M. P. Shiel I had the thought of moving out of my room, which I now shrank from entering even in the day-time, but did not care to show so openly that I was afraid. The Pale Ape by M. P. Shiel [1911]

Suddenly he sprang up and burst out in a bitter tirade upon the popular and even the judicial prejudice against his own beneficent calling. Mr. Justice Raffles by E. W. Hornung [1909]

Elizabeth Gaskell Mr. Corbet recognised his host’s fine tact, even while his persistence in talking annoyed him. A Dark Night’s Work by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

George Gissing She saw something before her — something she durst not, even an hour ago, have steadily contemplated; it drew her with the force of fate. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

Edith Wharton True, a decent time had elapsed, and it was not even suggested that Waythorn had supplanted his predecessor. The Descent of Man and other stories by Edith Wharton [1903]

It was not the fear of death — he had faced danger before — it was not even the fear of that particular form of death. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

When the man upon the other side of the table spoke there was something so peculiar in his tone of voice that even blundering, slow-witted Alan must have noticed it. Marvels and Mysteries by Richard Marsh

Edith Wharton He sometimes tried to draw from her the expression of a personal preference; but she seemed to want nothing for herself; she could not detach herself, even in imagination, from the others. The Children by Edith Wharton [1928]

Anthony Trollope The odds against Miss Trefoil were of course great; — but girls have won even against such odds as these. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

Thomas Hardy Melbury had entered the Valley of Humiliation even farther than Grace. His spirit seemed broken. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

George Gissing The schoolmistress found herself in a dark little parlour, which smelt even more of drugs than the shop itself. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

His native obstinacy would not allow him to retract what he had said — even to himself. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

There was much in it that I did not understand, in some ways I did not even like it, but I recognized it immediately as a state of affairs worth fighting for. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

Jack London And to prove it, one day, when I was not even thinking about it, it popped right out of my brain to the tip of my tongue. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

Our decorations explain the case to her at once; but she beholds them with apparent anxiety, or even with terror. The English Mail-coach by Thomas De Quincey [1849]

The only mammals that I can call to mind at this moment as showing any even apparent approach to an appreciation of the diatonic scale are the elephant and the rhinoceros. Alps and Sanctuaries of Piedmont and the Canton Ticino by Samuel Butler [1881]

Anna Katherine Green The man upon whose testimony so much hinged did not even lift his eyes when brought again into their presence. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

Edmund Burke To strike any person, even in the most abject condition, was a thing in a manner unknown, and would be highly disgraceful. Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke [1790]

Be satisfied, all who are named in that letter shall be punished as they deserve, even the queen herself. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

I could not do what seemed even to approximate to cruelty. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

A man’s joys are not bounded by his loves or even by the satisfaction of a perfectly untrammelled mind. Initials Only by Anna Katharine Green

Attracted by a strength or rather force of character akin to his own, he worshipped Napoleon, even when driven to confess that “the hero had sunk into a king. Byron by John Nichol [1880]

Anna Katherine Green There is nothing of the fox or even of the tiger in HIM. Mrs. Scoville, this is a very serious matter. Dark Hollow by Anna Katherine Green

Yet I believe that even in peacetime you could not travel in that part of Spain without being struck by the peculiar squalid misery of the Aragonese villages. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

Frere Sylvain added, turning towards his assistants, ‘Above everything, do not allow him to move, even a finger, or you will kill him;’ and we all left the tent in very low spirits. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

Herman Melville It was one trait of his, that, even in details, he would not let another do what he could, without too great loss of time, accomplish for himself. The Bell-Tower by Herman Melville

George Gissing Another conclusion I have arrived at is, that her charm has gained in the course of years; she is more delightful now than she was in her girlhood, it may be, even more beautiful. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

Gaston Leroux But, even before he had worded his question, she answered feverishly: “Nothing . The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux [1910]

He ate nothing — did not even pretend to eat — and drank the sherry and soda-water which were offered to him without comment. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

He explained the necessity of flight, and told her that even a moment’s delay might be fatal. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

H. G. Wells Others even attempted public outrages upon the institution of monogamy. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells [1896]

F. Scott Fitzgerald The Tennessee girl forgot her sorrow and enjoyed herself, even began flirtations of tropical eye-rollings and pawings, with Dick and Abe. They teased her gently. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Had even O’Duffy — but I name no more — Their school a crowd, his master solitude; Through Jonathan Swift’s Clark grove he passed, and there plucked bitter wisdom that enriched his blood. Collected Poems by William Butler Yeats

Anthony Trollope But the farmer never kills his horse, and seldom rides him even to distress. Hunting Sketches by Anthony Trollope

Miles Franklin A man offering me clothes filled me with shame, even though it was only fat old Gaddy, who seemed more like Humpty Dumpty than a man or a bachelor or even an uncle. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

F. Scott Fitzgerald This problem of poverty transformed, magnified, attached to some grander, more dignified attitude might some day even be his problem; at present it roused only his profound distaste. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Ivan Turgenev He could hardly have explained his intentions and emotions with more fire and persuasive force even to Gemma herself. The Torrents of Spring by Ivan Turgenev [1872]

E. Phillips Oppenheim It is for this reason we made Félice swear that she should keep secret even from her husband our real names. The Glenlitten Murder by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1929]

Alfred Ainger That Lamb should ever have dreamed of any other result may well surprise even those who have some experience of the attitude of a young author to his first drama. Charles Lamb by Alfred Ainger [1882]

Anthony Trollope She was a woman all over, and had about her so much of a woman’s prettiness, that she had not altogether divested herself of it, even when her weepers had been of the broadest. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope

Robert Louis Stevenson The valley looked even lovelier by morning; and soon the road descended to the level of the river. Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes by Robert Louis Stevenson

Emma herself was kind, but she was also passionate, even now when she was nearing sixty. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Mrs. Dodd never occurred to him, nor that David was the sole, or even the main object of the pursuit. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

George Meredith So do I. She could not even make the man perceive that he was acting—to use her poor dear old-fashioned word—reprehensibly in frightening the prince to further your interests. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Guy de Maupassant I had not been married eight months, when you suspected me of every perfidiousness, and you even told me so. Useless Beauty (L’Inutile Beauté) by Guy de Maupassant [1890]

T. E. Lawrence Surely if we stretched out even our camel-sticks in front of us we should touch the facing walls: yet for many paces more we crept in under their horns. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

He took his position with seriousness, even with pomp; the long rooms, the silent servants, seemed in his eyes like the observances of some religion of which he was the mortal god. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Arnold Bennett The beauty of even the most beautiful woman ebbs and flows from hour to hour. The Grand Babylon Hotel by Arnold Bennett [1902]