Phrases with "evening"

John Galsworthy It was seldom indeed that Nicholas would budge from his fireside, his papers, and his evening journal, except for those public functions at which he invariably made the best speech of the evening. On Forsyte ’Change by John Galsworthy

Porthos, in order to make a greater display, had that evening borrowed Planchet. As to d’Artagnan, he took care not to give the least sign of existence. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

E. Phillips Oppenheim If to-morrow evening or—” “No other evening will do,” Mrs. De la Mere said. The Long Arm of Mannister by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1909]

Jules Verne Towards evening the thermometer went down to 17 degrees. The English at the North Pole by Jules Verne

Anthony Trollope But how lucky on that previous evening had been that necessity, seeing that it had given opportunity for that great display of a lover’s excellence on Rowan’s part. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope

Père Silas and myself departed together, my mother was spending the evening abroad; we gave you in charge to Martha, leaving directions, which it seems she followed successfully. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

G. K. Chesterton The events of that enchanted evening were not at an end. Manalive by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

Anthony Trollope Never did she look better than when got up with care for travelling, especially as seen by an evening light. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

We were sure to be picked up before the evening — right in the track of all the Canal traffic; there was smoke to the north-west now. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

It was an evening in March — cold, blustrous, dreary. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

H. G. Wells It watched me all that evening and it mopped and mowed in the night. The Croquet Player by H. G. Wells [1936]

E. F. Benson Poor Elizabeth! Good-bye, dear, we meet this evening at the Wyses’, do we not?” Lucia walked pensively back to Mallards, not displeased with herself. Lucia's Progress by E. F. Benson [1935]

Samuel Johnson Towards evening we crossed, by a bridge, the river which makes the celebrated fall of Fiers. The country at the bridge strikes the imagination with all the gloom and grandeur of Siberian solitude. A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson

As it would have been very cruel to deprive her of this rather vague species of comfort, Eleanor said nothing, and the evening ended almost cheerfully. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

D.H. Lawrence But the Swiss Saturday evening customers at the other tables smoked on and talked in their ugly dialect, without trouble. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

It was going on for eight on that Sunday evening when Damaris shut her books and reluctantly decided that she would call her father to supper. The Place of the Lion by Charles Williams [1931]

What was she doing? How could he ascertain? A dozen times during the evening he called his guards, under every possible pretext, and tried to compel them to talk with him. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

In that case you will find my brougham waiting at a quarter-past seven o’clock to-morrow evening at the corner of this street, and I shall be in the brougham. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

The dinner that evening must be counted a distinct success. The Red Rat’s Daughter by Guy Boothby [1899]

As for La Mettrie, he made his escape in a different manner — by dying after supper one evening of a surfeit of pheasant pie. Books and Characters by Lytton Strachey

Sinclair Lewis That evening he went to the famous Café Fanfaron, on the Boulevard Raspail, of which he had heard as the international (i. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

Leon Trotsky Hardly an evening passed without an argument of this kind. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Henry Handel Richardson Outside, both drew long breaths of the cold, evening air, and Louise bought a bunch of violets, which she pressed to nose and mouth. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Andrew Lang One evening more than eighty years ago a man named William was passing along the bank of a stream when he noticed a sheep who was bleating loudly. The Lilac Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Andrew Lang The buffalo, thinking that they would probably make a search for him in the fields he had laid waste the evening before, returned to the bean patch belonging to his mistress. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

The evening restored Caroline entirely to her mother, and Mrs. Pryor liked the evening; for then, alone with her daughter, no human shadow came between her and what she loved. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

At the top of the block, just as she was about to cross Swanston Street, a party of young men in evening dress came round the corner singing, and evidently were much exhilarated with wine. Madame Midas by Fergus Hume

Maria Edgeworth One evening his master asked him to go back to Harrowgate for his tambourine, as little Charles Percival wished to hear him play upon it. Belinda. by Maria Edgeworth

Thomas Hardy He’s fond of rowing, and kindly gave her an airing for an evening or two. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

E. Phillips Oppenheim A few minutes later she was one of a little string of girls parading before this very desirable customer, who it appeared was in need of evening gowns. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Henry David Thoreau As soon as the breath of evening does not suffice longer to preserve them, then the nature of man does not differ much from that of the brute. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

Edith Wharton Each evening brought some fresh diversion: a comedy or an operetta in the miniature theatre, an al fresco banquet on the terrace or a ball attended by the principal families of the neighbourhood. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

And I think we really planned our little theatricals of evening conversation for her, — at least I did. Unveiling a Parallel by Alice Ilgenfritz Jones and Ella Merchant [1893]

Anthony Trollope That evening he again spoke to her, saying merely a word. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Undertakers, second and eighteenth letters of the alphabet, coming tomorrow evening at seven sharp. The House on the Island by Arthur Gask [1931]

Leslie Stephen On the important evening Boswell dined at Beauclerk’s with his proposer and some other members. Samuel Johnson by Leslie Stephen [1878]

Thomas Hardy The letter was brought to Owen Graye, the same afternoon, by one of the vicar’s servants who had been to the box with a duplicate key, as usual, to leave letters for the evening post. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

They come here to Figg’s in the dusk o’ evening wi’ things hid under their aprons. Jellico’s Pack by Ellen Wood [1869]

G. K. Chesterton And the burning evening sky looked down at them through the tangle with red eyes as of an army of goblins. The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

She tried to think how Jack Wilmington’s having gone to Boston for the evening made it somehow less censurable for her to spend it with Lyra, even if she did not approve of her. Annie Kilburn by William Dean Howells

E. Phillips Oppenheim That fellow Julian Bott is found shot within a few yards of the woman’s house and yet Anthony must go up there again, spending the evening with her. The Man Without Nerves by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Nellie Bly After receiving my instructions I returned to my boarding-house, and when evening came I began to practice the role in which I was to make my debut on the morrow. Ten Days in a Mad-House by Nellie Bly

I will tell you this evening what is necessary for you to try and find out from your Coconnas.” “You will not forget my letter?” said the duchess of Nevers smiling. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

Guy de Maupassan He kept staring at her, evening after evening for hours together, only averting his eyes when she said, utterly unnerved: “Do not look at me like that, my child!” Then he hung down his head. The Orphan by Guy de Maupassan

That evening Diana warned Bussy that her husband had certainly some project in his head. Chicot the Jester by Alexandre Dumas

Her eyes were fixed upon the ruined walls before her, rising drear and blank against the pale-green evening sky. The Mill Mystery by Anna Katharine Green

One evening Carlos, after a silence of distress, had said, “There’s nothing else for it. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Theodore Dreiser His luncheon and evening appointments were kept at the Union Club. An early patron of the telephone, he had one installed in the apartment, so that he could reach Jennie quickly and at any time. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

George Gissing He leaned against the wall, and read an evening paper. Eve's Ransom by George Gissing [1894]

This evening I shall begin operations in earnest. Captain Fracasse by Théophile Gautier [1863]

D.H. Lawrence When Helena arrived home on the Thursday evening she found everything repulsive. The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence

Edith Wharton That evening Cicely was less well. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

G. K. Chesterton They went through the inner gardens to the gate of the vestibule, which was crowded with people in uniform and evening dress. Four Faultless Felons by G. K. Chesterton [1930]

One evening she approached the gentleman, and told him, as straight as a bullet, that his conduct was most improper. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

The evening was one long crescendo of excitement that was rapidly reaching hysteria point. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

Her presence always soothed him, and regard for her kept her father quiet; so that the evening passed off very well. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

They all had evening papers, and some had morning papers to finish. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

The evening was very misty, unlike the brief and brilliant twilight that precedes the nights of the favoured climates of the south. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

Sinclair Lewis These people in evening clothes were returning from an all-night rehearsal of a Little Theater play, an artistic adventure considerably illuminated by champagne. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

One evening his grandmother had again read him the story of the Vengeur to make him bold, and in the night he had become delirious. Captain Burle by Émile Zola

Jules Verne This evening by the height of the pole, the next day by the passing of the sun at the meridian, he would obtain the position of the island. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Afterwards they had sat out upon the lawn smoking and talking until the stars had crept into the sky, and the evening breeze had swept in from the ocean. The Amazing Judgment by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

E. F. Benson It is Friday evening near 9 o’clock—wild rainy weather. Charlotte Bronte by E. F. Benson [1932]

That was why, on the first evening at the inn, he had worn his finest clothes — because that might annoy his brother, and then Pomfret would appear less pleasant than he was. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

H. G. Wells The general effect, as one came down the hill, was of a dark compressed life beneath a very high and wide and luminous evening sky, against which these pit-wheels rose. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

Henry James When Gaston Probert came that evening he was received by Dosson and Delia, and when he asked where Francie might be was told by the latter that she would show herself in half an hour. The Reverberator by Henry James [1888]

Thomas Love Peacock A young woman, whose lover was at sea, returning one evening over some solitary fields, saw her lover sitting on a stile over which she was to pass. Nightmare Abbey by Thomas Love Peacock

George Eliot That evening Tom observed to Maggie: “Oh my! Maggie, aunt Glegg’s beginning to come again; I’m glad I’m going to school. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

Never, since that evening of agitation, had Barbara suffered herself to betray emotion to Mr. Carlyle; her manner to him had been calm, courteous, and indifferent. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Wilkie Collins The evening newspaper was lying on the sofa. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Towards evening the Coupeaus were beginning to have had enough of it. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Jonathan Swif I passed the evening at Mrs. Vanhomrigh’s, and came home pretty early, to answer oo rettle again. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

After the subtleties of the summer evening and the grace of the Georgian drawing-room, it was like an illustration from one of the glossier American magazines. Miss Pym Disposes by Josephine Tey

The test must be made on Saturday evening next, whatever the conditions; whatever the weather. Initials Only by Anna Katharine Green

At dinner that evening the child found her company dull and brusque. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

I’m to see her alone tomorrow evening for a few minutes. The Four Million by O. Henry [1906]

The priest was an Italian named Martelli, and on the deck the first evening we embarked on a delightful friendship that lasted till his death. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

When they came in late like this—never at any other time—Raydon always occupied his dressing-room because, unlike his wife, he always slept on far into the morning after an evening in town. What Really Happened by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1926]

He might have been but one more of the queer foreign fish that can be seen of an evening about there flitting round the dark corners. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

It did not dress them in evening clothes. London in My Time by Thomas Burke

Jules Verne Nevertheless he seemed to have decided upon one, for that evening he sent for the engineer, and said to him, “Feed all the fires until the coal is exhausted. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne [1873]

Arthur Conan Doyle Before evening the relief would certainly be there. The Pot of Caviare by Arthur Conan Doyle [1908]

T. E. Lawrence When evening at last came to us I was content that my burned face still felt the other and milder air of darkness. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

G. K. Chesterton A somewhat larger light-green motor-car was tipped half-way into a ditch on the same side, and four flushed and staggering men in evening dress were tipped out of it. The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

Henry Adams One evening Humphreys Johnston, who was devoted to La Farge, asked him to meet Whistler at dinner. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

One evening at dusk we met him and Jessy. She had been out on some errand, and he overtook her in the little coppice path between the church and the farm. The Mystery of Jessy Page by Ellen Wood [1871]

Last evening we found time to go to the theatre. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Henry James M. Poupin meditated, and that evening confided his meditations to the companion who reduplicated all his thoughts and understood him better even than he understood himself. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

George Gissing Where he stood it was almost dark, for the evening was drawing in. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

One evening when the sun had sunk, leaving only a fading light in the western sky, and Barrington had been watching it from his bed, he suddenly burst into tears. Wolfe Barrington’s Taming by Ellen Wood [1870]

G. K. Chesterton It was a cloudless October evening settling down through purple into pure silver around the roofs and chimneys of the steep little street, which looked black and sharp and dramatic. The Napoleon of Notting Hill by G. K. Chesterton

Thomas Hardy It grew towards evening — the marriage eve; but, in spite of his re-assuring visit, her sense of family duty waxed stronger now that she was left alone. A Changed Man by Thomas Hardy [1913]

Then darkness fell, and about the same time as on the previous evening the dwarf appeared to conduct us to the rendezvous. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

William Makepeace Thackeray While she had her whist and her evening parties, she cared for little else. The Rose and the Ring by William Makepeace Thackeray [1855]

I, too, was in evening dress, but where I had been escapes me — some forgotten dinner, I suppose. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

Guy de Maupassant They offered the dog that evening a good dish of soup with a piece of butter in it. The Watch Dog (Pierrot) by Guy de Maupassant [1882]

G. K. Chesterton On taking off his great-coat, he was perceived to be in evening dress, wearing the Garter. His appearance at the small table, adorned only with a glass of water, was received with respectful cheering. The Napoleon of Notting Hill by G. K. Chesterton

Edward Bellamy I know at any rate that my intercourse that evening with these representatives of another age and world was marked by an ingenuous sincerity and frankness such as but rarely crown long acquaintance. Looking Backward From 2000 to 1887 by Edward Bellamy

One evening we got caught aback pretty sharply from right ahead. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

The household at Felden Woods long remembered one particular June evening on which the storm burst forth between the father and daughter. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

D. H. Lawrence That evening they sat in the dining-room. The Fox by D. H. Lawrence

One evening I went to a political meeting at Liberty Hall near my hotel. My Life and Loves by Frank Harris

Anthony Trollope She had spent a very pleasant evening because he had been there. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

G. K. Chesterton It was on such an evening that the strange man struggled up the pass. Manalive by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

The sails spread wide in the cool evening wind, and the mighty ship glided away into the dusk. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Jane Austen The remembrance of her first evening in that room, of her father and his newspaper, came across her. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen [1814]

Willa Cather One evening Mr. Wheeler came down to supper with a bundle of newspapers under his arm. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

George Gissing He seemed to work hard, leaving home at nine each morning, getting back to dinner at half-past six, and, as often as not, spending the evening away from home, and not returning till the small hours. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

Benjamin Disraeli Twenty years ago, no man would think of coming down to the House except in evening dress. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

G. K. Chesterton When the wind came it split the sky and shouldered the cloudland left and right, unbarring great clear furnaces of evening gold. Manalive by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

By six o’clock the same evening he was completely dissected. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

They were in evening dress, had been dining somewhere, and were going on to a music-hall. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan [1915]

Gertrude Stein Just in front of us in the seats below was Guillaume Apollinaire. He was dressed in evening clothes and he was industriously kissing various important looking ladies’ hands. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

Andrew Lang Towards evening they came to a clearing in the wood, where three birches grew at the crossing of three roads. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Elizabeth Gaskell Soon after that evening our good old friend Mrs Dawson died. Morton Hall by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

After which, taking an evening paper from the table, he approached the hearth, and seated himself in a vast armchair. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

The evening was very chilly, and myself weary, hungry, and much in need of sleep, so that I preferred seeking to cross the hill, though at some risk, to remaining upon it throughout the night. The Purcell Papers by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Virginia Woolf Even the Sunday evening and the fire and the tranquil library scene were against him. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

Anthony Hope She was in evening dress, arrayed very sumptuously, and her dark striking beauty was marvellously displayed in the glare of the bull’s-eye. The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope

Elizabeth Gaskell Towards evening Mr. Nolan came in. Lois the Witch by Elizabeth Gaskell [1859]

She was waiting for him on the steps on that sultry August evening when he returned. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

So, her feet close together, her palms turned upward, her face towards the evening sky, she seemed to hang remote, till Kenneth said sharply, “Don’t, Babs; you look as if you were crucified. War in Heaven by Charles Williams [1930]

Wilkie Collins By those murderous means, Society rid itself of a murderous man—and the idlers on the Boulevards took their evening stroll again in recovered security. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

Samuel Johnson As we advanced at evening towards the western coast, I did not observe the declivity to be greater than is necessary for the discharge of the inland waters. A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson

Gaston Leroux This evening I have not yet spoken to Matrena Petrovna about the little hat-pin. The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux [1913]

Wilkie Collins One evening I awoke from a cool, dreamless sleep; and, seeing Clara sitting by my bedside, faintly uttered her name, and moved my wasted hand to take hers. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Jane Austen The evening altogether passed off pleasantly to the whole family. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen [1813]

E. Phillips Oppenheim It was only the other evening I heard Mr. and Mrs. Padgham begging you to join them. The Strange Boarders of Palace Crescent by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Elizabeth Gaskell One evening Leonard (for they had grown bolder as to the infection) accompanied him to the street on which the hospital abutted. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

Thomas Hardy The solitude was at last broken by the approach of one feminine figure, who, though the evening was cold, wore the print gown and the tilt-bonnet of summer time. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

George Gissing One evening weekly saw a purely Socialist gathering; three or four artisans were always among the guests. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Rudyard Kipling When they got back to camp it was time for the evening meal. The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling [1894]

James Joyce Special puffs appeared in all the evening papers, reminding the music loving public of the treat which was in store for it on the following evening. Dubliners by James Joyce

Elizabeth Gaskell And death came to her as a welcome blessing, like as evening comes to the weary child. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

Anthony Trollope It was beginning to be a little dusk, and somewhat cool, but the evening air was pleasant, and the ladies, putting on their shawls, did not seem inclined at once to get into the carriages. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

That evening I called for Roberta in my car, and after nine o’clock we arrived at the address written across Moore’s card. Serapion by Francis Stevens

Arthur Conan Doyle With this trophy over his shoulder, he hastened to retrace his steps, for the evening was already drawing in. A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle [1887]

Turning in my seat I saw a man in evening dress who had just entered the room. Can Such Things Be? by Ambrose Bierce [1893]

Andrew Lang Towards evening he found himself in a desert, and, look where he would, there was no such thing as a house or a man to be seen. The Crimson Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

H. G. Wells It seemed that between Friday evening and Sunday morning there had been a violent recrudescence of Yugo-Slav irreverence. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

They went out together, and the evening was sweet with all the summer scents. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

One evening as they were sitting alone in the kitchen Peyrol said to her: “You must have been a handsome girl in your day, Catherine. It's strange you never got married. The Rover by Joseph Conrad [1923]

Why, what is the matter, dear?” He had put her away from him suddenly, and gone to the window, gazing across the sloping garden at the bay below, sleeping in the soft evening light. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Henry David Thoreau Now commences the long winter evening around the farmer’s hearth, when the thoughts of the indwellers travel far abroad, and men are by nature and necessity charitable and liberal to all creatures. A Winter Walk by Henry David Thoreau [1843]

It was all beautiful; and that evening it all seemed especially beautiful, and in harmony with my feelings. My Childhood by Maksim Gorky

Willa Cather The evening was rather a failure, and he went to bed early. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

Walter Scott There was seldom, perhaps, an evening meal made in such absolute silence as by this embarrassed party, each occupied with their own thoughts, and at a loss how to fathom those of the others. Woodstock by Walter Scott [1855]

Arthur Conan Doyle Unfortunately they had none, except a rag of an evening paper, which was full of nothing but betting news. Danger! and other stories by Arthur Conan Doyle [1918]

I got out a very nice brass lamp that I have specially for Mr Ghoosh. He read a good deal of an evening and he preferred a lamp. Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah [1914]

M. R. James Every rag I had had on me on that first evening I had stripped off and made Brown take it away. Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James

H. G. Wells Sometimes of an afternoon or evening she grew garrulous. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

Sinclair Lewis But tomorrow?” “Tonight, if we only could!” That evening he was able to get, for the two of them, one single upper berth on a minor railroad to Chicago, for the next day. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

Willa Cather Nobody admitted who isn’t in evening dress. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

Guy de Maupassan At last one evening the baron said it was time for the boy to go to college. Une Vie (A Woman’s Life) by Guy de Maupassan

Wilkie Collins Black Mirror! how did I travel in Austrian Italy after I had paid my bill in the morning, and had left my comfortable inn? The new dream-scene shows me evening again. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

One evening she began lecturing and threatening Elizabeth in her oblique way. Burmese Days by George Orwell

She was not often alone in London; she had never been there alone on such a foggy evening, an evening which invited such approaches as those she had just repulsed. Studies in Love and Terror by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

Theodore Dreiser At ten-thirty of this particular evening Cowperwood, sitting alone in the library of his Michigan Avenue house, was brought face to face with the fact that he had lost. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Sinclair Lewis That evening when Kennicott took her to call on the crochety Lyman Casses, their hosts seemed flustered at their arrival. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

That evening I went to Mrs. Poyntz’s; it was one of her ordinary “reception nights,” and I felt that she would naturally expect my attendance as “a proper attention. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

D. H. Lawrence One evening Gerald was arguing with Loerke about Italy and Tripoli. The Englishman was in a strange, inflammable state, the German was excited. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

That evening Mr. Dice was giving a small dinner party to some men friends of his, and Beeton, the chauffeur, was called upon to help carry the dishes to the dining-room door. The Dark Highway by Arthur Gask [1928]

Edith Wharton And he never goes to evening parties — not respectable ones, I mean. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

The bath this evening had been impromptu, and we had only two towels between us, which Parker and Whitney had brought. Charles Van Rheyn by Ellen Wood [1875]

Shocking.” He straightened the edge of a pile of evening papers. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

Walter Scott They lighted down on Tweed water And blew their coals sae het, And fired the March and Teviotdale, All in an evening late. The Monastery by Walter Scott [1820]

Henry Handel Richardson And, lo and behold! at the second trial the pencil began to move, seemed to strive to form words; while by the fourth evening words were coming through. Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

George Gissing The evening was close; walking rapidly, and with the accompaniment of vexatious thoughts, she reached the gates of the Hall tired perspiring, irritated. A Daughter of the Lodge by George Gissing

Thomas Hardy On the fine October evening on which we follow Stephen Smith to this place, a placid porter is sitting on a stool under a sycamore-tree in the midst, with a little cane in his hand. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

Wilkie Collins When may I expect you? Choose your own evening next week. The Guilty River by Wilkie Collins [1886]

E. Phillips Oppenheim As they entered the hotel, men and women in evening dress were passing down to the brilliantly lit restaurant. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

H. G. Wells He was a gentleman in evening dress, like most gentlemen; she’d got a wrap with fur, and her hair, you know, was done up nice for an evening party with something that sparkled. The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

Jane Austen But it was not till the evening of the dance at Netherfield that I had any apprehension of his feeling a serious attachment. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen [1813]

Thomas Hardy The evening and the following morning were spent in concluding arrangements for his departure. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Rudyard Kipling And Sapphires evening remembered skies Pearl perfect, as immortal tears must show. Debits and Credits by Rudyard Kipling [1926]

Edith Wharton The evening was a failure, and I went home humbled and discouraged. A Backward Glance by Edith Wharton [1934]

George Gissing Had she mistaken? Was this the day? Pale and cold as marble, whilst the evening twilight died upon her face. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Jonathan Swif This evening I had a message from Mr. Harley, desiring to know whether I was alive, and that I would dine with him to-morrow. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

Gaston Leroux The evening Michael Nikolaievitch died, he was charged to bring her that signature. The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux [1913]

Sinclair Lewis All of the candy boxes, which that evening had contained almost ninety-six thousand dollars, were in a pile, and all of them were empty. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

Anthony Hope Two ladies got out; they were dressed in evening costume, and were returning from a ball. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

There was a sadness too in that quiet evening hour; and the shadowy distances seemed full of gloom, after the dancing waves, and the gay morning light. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

George Gissing That evening the erratic gentleman burst in like a whirlwind. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Radclyffe Hall And she seems just to change her suit of an evening — puts on a dark one — never wears evening dress. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

Isabella Bird He spent the evening in preaching a sermon, and, by a carefully-arranged exhibition of emotion, studied to perfection, wound up his large audience to a pitch of enthusiasm. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

They were having a social meeting in the church hall that evening — would Simpson care to come? Simpson thanked him, and said with sincerity that he would be delighted. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

Henry James I could only however that evening declare to him that he never missed one for kindness. The Figure in the Carpet by Henry James [1896]

Anthony Trollope The evening passed away pleasantly enough, she thought, to all except herself. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing This evening there was a great dinner-party at Colonel Catesby’s; a political dinner. Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing [1891]

Anthony Trollope Alexandrina did not show herself at all on the occasion, and indeed had not spoken to her enemy since that evening on which she had felt herself constrained to retreat from the drawing-room. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing When their order had been given, Harvey laid his hand upon an evening newspaper, just arrived, which the waiter had thrown on to the next table. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

And so he settled himself down to enjoy the evening thoroughly. Gentlemen of Crime by Arthur Gask [1932]

Anthony Trollope A message was brought to him one evening to say that Sir Roger had been struck by paralysis, and that not a moment was to be lost. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins Toward evening she heard once more the noises which appeared to indicate that repairs of some sort were going on in the house. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Nikolai Gogol All his goods and chattels, everything he owned, easels, canvas, pictures, were transported that same evening to his elegant quarters. The Mysterious Portrait by Nikolai Gogol

Jane Austen Poor Fanny! though going as she did willingly and eagerly, the last evening at Mansfield Park must still be wretchedness. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen [1814]

Andrew Lang One evening the boy was sitting alone on the edge of the forest, when a man with a white beard stopped beside him. The Lilac Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

William Henry Hudson Last evening you made a contrary statement to Yoletta; and now here is the book, and you confess that you cannot read it. A Crystal Age by William Henry Hudson

Robert Louis Stevenson I said to myself there was something thundery and changeful in the weather, and little knew of what a vast importance that should prove to me before the evening passed. Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson

George Gissing From Gilbert’s description she had made a picture of his room in Great Russell Street. Did he sit there all the evening among his books, reading, writing? Not always, of course. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]