Phrases with "evening"

George Gissing Suppose I were to tell you I had been spending the evening with friends—’ ‘My dear girl, I shouldn’t ask a question, unless you invited it. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

H.P. Lovecraft And the trees still sheltered singing birds, and at evening the moon and stars looked down upon dewy blossoms in the walled rose-gardens. The Street by H.P. Lovecraft [1919]

Sinclair Lewis IT was a frail and blue and lonely Carol who trotted to the flat of the Johnson Marburys for Sunday evening supper. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Gertrude Stein I had no evening dress to wear for this occasion and started to make one. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

Andrew Lang One evening while the folk were sitting round the fires, the fish were torn, but when search was made no living thing could be found there. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang

Lord Arglay spent some part of the same evening in trying to define the process of his thought on organic law and a still larger part in contemplation of the Stone in his possession. Many Dimensions by Charles Williams [1931]

That evening was devoted to the usual amusements associated with the occasion. The Black Lady of Brin Tor by Guy Boothby

H. G. Wells And if that be the case, then the evening star that shone so brilliantly in the sky of that distant vision was neither more nor less than our own familiar earth. The Crystal Egg by H. G. Wells [1897]

George Gissing Having dined, all went forth to enjoy the evening upon the lawn. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

William Morris But she had been so high and disdainful with him the evening before, that he thought little of that. The Wood Beyond the World by William Morris [1894]

By this time it was dusk, and the evening set in very cool. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

Arthur Conan Doyle Five years afterward I learned from Lord Rufton that my noble bearing upon that evening was still fresh in the memory of my English friends. The Adventures of Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1903]

Robert Louis Stevenson All evening I sat by the fire considering my situation. The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson

E. Phillips Oppenheim When I went out this evening, Miss Kastellane was in the sitting room, reading the evening paper. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

Elizabeth Gaskell It was very little, but Ruth feared a shower for her delicate Elizabeth, and besides, the September evening was fast closing in the dark and sunless day. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

Thomas Hardy But evening began to close in, and the luggage did not arrive, and they had brought nothing more than they stood in. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

E. F. Benson Never had she been so fluent and idiomatic, and she accepted with mille grazie Susan’s invitation to dine the evening after her music and renew the conversations to which she so much looked forward. Mapp and Lucia by E. F. Benson [1931]

Edith Wharton The Prince, who did not see why he should be expected to linger in London out of season, was already at Ruan, and Ursula could not face the evening and the whole of the next day by herself. The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton [1922]

Charles Dickens Though days and nights circled as regularly as when time was young, and the evening and morning were the first day, other count of time there was none. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

Andrew Lang Towards evening the Prince heard a mighty rushing sound in the air, and when he looked up he saw thousands of eagles driving the mare before them. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Before leaving the house, the young men had sent to the Hôtel d’Anjou to inquire for Bussy, and had received a reply that he had gone out the evening before and had not yet returned. Chicot the Jester by Alexandre Dumas

You were dressed in white, as I have seen you dressed at an evening party. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

Andrew Lang Towards evening the good man’s daughter thought it was time to go home; but as she went, her ring caught on the latch of the door, for the King’s son had had it smeared with tar. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

E. F. Benson But now, on this awful evening of crimson-lake, it seemed only prudent to face the prospect of his falling into the nets which were spread for him. Miss Mapp by E. F. Benson [1922]

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 He swore to himself that he would go to-morrow, and that evening went to bed early, trying to persuade himself that indigestion had weakened him. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

Andrew Lang Next evening the same thing happened again, just as before, but as the woman was going away she said in a sad tone, ‘Two are gone, and one only is left,’ and then disappeared as before. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu Richard had promised to spend the evening at Mortlake with her, and side by side they were driving out to that sad and sombre scene. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

Elizabeth Gaskell She put on her armour of magic that evening — involuntarily as she always did; but, on the other side, she could not help trying her power on strangers. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

As I have said, it was towards evening when my father’s body reached the homestead. The Race of Life by Guy Boothby [1906]

George Gissing He found a letter at Ewell. It contained a card of invitation; Mrs. John Jacks graciously announced to him that she would be at home on an evening a week hence, at nine o’clock. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

Edith Wharton He had never before seen her in evening dress. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

Ivan Turgenev The lady expressed her regret at the corruption of the morals of Kapiton, who had, only the evening before, been picked up somewhere in the street. Mumu by Ivan Turgenev

E. Phillips Oppenheim I do not think that we have an evening at home for a fortnight, have we, Marian?” “You know more about it than I do, mother,” Marian answered, looking up from her book. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

Wilkie Collins There she stood, in her long black cloak and gown, the last dim light of evening falling tenderly on her pale, resolute young face. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

The solitude and quiet of the place suited me; and I used to walk up and down the cliff in the dusk of evening enjoying the perfect loneliness of the scene. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Virginia Woolf I shall waste the whole evening thinking of you. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

Every morning grandfather went to the workshops of his sons to help them to get settled, and every evening he would return tired, depressed, and cross. My Childhood by Maksim Gorky

He dined oftenest at the cafe, and Elfrida’s card, with “urgent” inscribed in pencil on it, was brought to him that evening as he was finishing his coffee. A Daughter of To-Day by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1894]

A LETTER was brought to the Vicar just as he was sitting down to his five o’clock dinner that Sunday evening in the bosom of his family. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

F. Scott Fitzgerald And so it happened that on a warm windy evening I drove over to East Egg to see two old friends whom I scarcely knew at all. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

M. P. Shiel Of the two not farmers, one—the author—enquired as to his name, and farm; the other man—the Moghrabîm Jew—that evening recounted to Frankl the words which he had heard. The Lord of the Sea by M. P. Shiel [1901]

H. G. Wells The heavy firing that had broken out while we were driving down Maybury Hill ceased as abruptly as it began, leaving the evening very peaceful and still. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells [1898]

H. G. Wells I opened every window I could, and fell — out of sunshine into evening, and out of evening into night. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

E. Phillips Oppenheim For myself,” he added, dropping his voice a little, “I feel that the happiness of my evening is assured, without making any further acquaintances. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

Benjamin Disraeli Then came the evening with all its crash and glare; the banquet, the opera, and the ball. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

One evening while Farquhar and his wife were sitting on a rustic bench near the entrance to his grounds, a gray-clad soldier rode up to the gate and asked for a drink of water. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

Ann Radcliffe The shades of evening now fell thick, and the scene was soon enveloped in darkness; but to the duke, who was animated by a strong and impetuous passion, these were unimportant circumstances. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

D. H. Lawrence One evening March was standing with her back to the sunset, her gun under her arm, her hair pushed under her cap. The Fox by D. H. Lawrence

Louisa May Alcott It all grew out of a cocked hat, for one evening the Professor came in to give Jo her lesson with a paper soldier cap on his head, which Tina had put there and he had forgotten to take off. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

Ann Radcliffe On the following evening she informed the Abate of her determination. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

Guy de Maupassan He hardly expected her, and had been asking himself, since the evening before, what he should do when he met her. Strong as Death by Guy de Maupassan

Edith Wharton It was after eleven, and he was beginning to look about for a boat, when a black prow pushed up to the steps, and with much chaff and laughter a party of young people in evening dress jumped out. The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton [1922]

That evening I went down to the factory quite early; for I had a restlessness upon me, and I wanted to sec George before he left for the night. How the Third Floor Knew the Potteries by Amelia B. Edwards

Henry James One evening very late, about a week after his visit to Madame de Cintre, Newman’s servant brought him a card. The American by Henry James [1877]

E. F. Benson Benjy on his way back from golf met with no better luck, nor did Diva on her way to evening church. Lucia's Progress by E. F. Benson [1935]

My master’s brother used to go there every evening to drink beer and play cards. In the World by Maksim Gorky

The evening star I see: Rise, youths! the evening star Helps Love to summon war; Both now embracing be. Hero and Leander by Christopher Marlowe and George Chapman

This one delectable evening culled from each dull seventy was to Chandler a source of renascent bliss. The Four Million by O. Henry [1906]

Anthony Trollope Their position in this respect is not good, seeing that their salaries will hardly admit of their making adequate provision for the evening of life. North America by Anthony Trollope

One evening at dusk, Sir Bale, sitting after his dinner in his window, saw the tall figure of Feltram, like a dark streak, standing movelessly by the lake. The Haunted Baronet by J. Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

The evening passed very pleasantly, and the lion of the morning had, ere the evening was over, melted to a lamb. Robert Burns by John Campbell Shairp [1879]

Arthur Conan Doyle The dark panelling glowed like bronze in the golden rays, and it was hard to realize that this was indeed the chamber which had struck such a gloom into our souls upon the evening before. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle [1902]

Oscar Wilde Every evening he went out upon the sea, and one evening the net was so heavy that hardly could he draw it into the boat. A House of Pomegranates by Oscar Wilde

Edith Wharton The carriage this evening at eight. Madame de Treymes by Edith Wharton [1907]

Arthur Morrison But to avoid Father Sturt. Out he went into Shoreditch High Street, and there he prowled the evening away; there and in Norton Folgate. But he touched for nothing — nothing at all. A Child of the Jago by Arthur Morrison

Benjamin Disraeli There, too, were his noble wife, thoroughbred to her fingers’ tips, and beaming like the evening star; and his son, who was an M.P., and thought his father a fool. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

He was ‘fired’ there and then by Mr. Cotton and that evening Kendrick asked me to keep things going properly till he could persuade his uncle that I was trustworthy and older than I looked. My Life and Loves by Frank Harris

William Hope Hodgson Only, when the evening came (in the second dog-watch it was) I saw the mist rise faintly — the setting sun shining through it, dim and unreal. The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson

One evening I saw a change in its appearance. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

Willa Cather In the low evening light Claude studied her pale face under her brown hair. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

One evening Tom Chandler came to Crabb Cot and asked to see me alone. Verena Fontaine’s Rebellion by Ellen Wood [1880]

Gaston Leroux I will even say that I believe she has a special guardianship over the Isles. She watches over them from evening to morning. The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux [1913]

Jane Austen This suspicion was given by some words which accidently dropped from him one evening at the park, when they were sitting down together by mutual consent, while the others were dancing. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen [1811]

The evening before my father told me that he was going to give me a letter for my future superior officer, and bid me bring him pen and paper. The Daughter of the Commandant by Aleksandr Pushkin

George Gissing On returning this evening I found a letter from my friend, in which there is news of a distressing kind. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Henry Handel Richardson Did they attend an evening party, he tossed restless till their return. The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

Human contact, human voices! But what was the good of wishing? He’d have to spend the evening alone, as usual. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

Guy de Maupassan He met the Italian the same evening at a card party and questioned him. A Fashionable Woman (Goldkind) by Guy de Maupassan

The evening wore on, and at length Laura came into her sister’s room. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

Thomas Hardy The evening was typical of others which followed it at irregular intervals through the winter. Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy [1895]

And there at her side stood a little girl with shining fair hair, and the evening sun was on it like the glory about a saint. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

George Gissing Frequently he read aloud to his wife, but this evening he showed no intention of doing so. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

H. G. Wells In 1905 my mother slipped and fell downstairs one evening and was hurt internally and died a few weeks later. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

One day, at the time of evening tea, I was coming into the kitchen from the yard when I heard a distressful cry from mother: “Eugen, I beg you, I beg!” “Non sense!” said my stepfather. My Childhood by Maksim Gorky

That was the most burlesque evening of my whole life. Mademoiselle de Maupin by Théophile Gautier [1835]

Arthur Schopenhauer Every evening we are poorer by a day. Studies in Pessimism by Arthur Schopenhauer

John Galsworthy Not without a sense of virtue did he sit down to an evening collation in his rooms. On Forsyte ’Change by John Galsworthy

D. H. Lawrence He thought of her, sketchily, spending an evening of light amusement with the symbolical Richard. That did not mean much to him. New Eve and Old Adam by D. H. Lawrence [1934]

Arnold Bennett The evening had had its contretemps, its varying curve of success, but as a whole it was a triumph. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

That evening it was Miss Dewey’s turn to wait for speech with Lapham after the others were gone. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

George Gissing One evening in the week she looked forward to with eagerness; it was that on which Waymark was generally expected. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

Elizabeth Gaskell My hostess had taken my orders as to my evening meal, and had left me. Six Weeks at Heppenheim by Elizabeth Gaskell [1862]

Such an evening as this for instance. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Larose was standing back behind the others, and for the third time that evening he was receiving a great shock. Gentlemen of Crime by Arthur Gask [1932]

Olaf Stapledon He allowed her, however, to cancel his engagement to speak that evening at the Christian Forum. After dining alone he retired to his study for coffee and a smoke. Collected Stories by Olaf Stapledon

Of course, seeing the old churchyard, down in the hollow at the left, as he stands of an evening on the steps, thoughts will strike him. The Wyvern Mystery by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Next moment the same uncanny dwarf who had summoned us on the previous evening made his appearance. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

Charles Stur The evening had closed in before we got back to the cart, but our course was fortunately true, and having given poor Punch as liberal a draught as reason would justify we laid down to rest. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

Sinclair Lewis And just when the poor chumps think my Sunday evening is nothing but a vaudeville show, I’ll suddenly soak ’em with a regular old-time hell-fire and damnation sermon, or be poetic and that stuff. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

We had a perfectly splendid sunset last evening and I must tell you all about it. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

All of them, even the strict Tuphyaev, were drunk, and toward evening Ermokhin struck Sidorov on the head with a block of wood. In the World by Maksim Gorky

Thomas Hardy It is an evening at the beginning of October, and the mellowest of autumn sunsets irradiates London, even to its uttermost eastern end. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

Sinclair Lewis In New York it is always possible to persuade from six hundred to fifteen hundred persons to put on evening clothes and pay from $3. Gideon Planish by Sinclair Lewis

On a summer’s afternoon and evening it is fully shaded, the sun being behind the castle. Alps and Sanctuaries of Piedmont and the Canton Ticino by Samuel Butler [1881]

That evening he entered Bologna. “Here is a fine expedition,” he said to himself; “I never even managed to speak to my charmer. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

Miss Helstone was under a promise to spend the evening of the next day at Fieldhead: she kept her promise. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

H. Rider Haggard That evening it was rumoured that Sir John Bellamy had separated from his wife, owing to circumstances which had come to his knowledge in connection with George Caresfoot’s death. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

Maria Edgeworth She is really handsome when she is animated, and her conversation this evening quite surprised me. Leonora by Maria Edgeworth [1806]

Wilkie Collins This at least is certain, that not one of them in a thousand sees anything objectionable in the gloomy and hideous evening costume of a gentleman in the nineteenth century. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

Andrew Lang Towards evening he dismounted, and entering a stable he placed Cannetella in the same stall as his horse, and said to her: ‘Now listen to what I have to say. The Grey Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

George Meredith Presently Andrew ducked his head to mark the evening clouds flushing over the court-yard of the Aurora. ‘Time to be off, Tom,’ he said: ‘wife at home. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

Henry James She was convinced that society was infinitely more interesting in Rome, where you met celebrities all winter at evening parties. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

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 Machen One evening was diversified by an odd encounter. The Secret Glory by Arthur Machen

My father and I left our home this evening at half-past seven to hold a service in the little church our few converts have built for us. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

Arthur Conan Doyle One evening I had been kicked by Ned Barton, who was the bully of the school; and this injury coming on the top of all my other grievances, caused my little cup to overflow. The Great Shadow by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Wilkie Collins What was the attraction which drew the unsocial student to an evening party? Major Hynd’s eyes were on the watch. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

He did, however, everything in his power to make us feel “at home;” and the evening ended with a fantasia of a more pronounced character than anything that I had yet seen. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

Henry James Where was this evening yesterday — where were the maddening hours I’ve just spent? Ah you’re the perfection of perfections, and as I sat there to-night you taught me what I really want. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

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]

Sometimes of an evening that studious silence of the drawing-room was suddenly broken by Lesbia’s weary sigh, breathed unawares as she bent over her work. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

But every word that had been uttered during the evening when she had had supper at Ferry Place, and every moment that she had spent in the surgery, remained uncannily present to Ivy’s mind. The Story of Ivy by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1927]

Gertrude Stein Dear Sir. Every evening the snow falls. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

Edith Wharton Toward evening the opening of the door broke in on a happy cadence. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

Many a time, nevertheless, during the evening she despaired of fate and of herself. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

His grandmotherly hand was warmly tucked-in the set sun of civilization, and in the twilight he prepares Man’s evening meal of milk-and-morality and turns down the covers of the universal grave. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

Anthony Trollope But the rancour was not vehement, and the evening was passed pleasantly. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

H. G. Wells After a time, and before they reached the sinking cloud bank, the warships turned northward, and then abruptly went about and passed into the thickening haze of evening southward. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells [1898]

Oliver Goldsmith Nothing could exceed their complaisance to my daughters; their professions the last evening were warm, but now they were ardent. The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith

Wilkie Collins I shall be back this evening to dinner. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Guy de Maupassan You see if we don’t!” This evening she was, if possible, more nervous than ever. The Prisoners by Guy de Maupassan

Theodore Dreiser She looked around her upon the rooms, out of which the evening light was dying, and wondered why she did not feel quite the same towards them. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

One evening a girl spoke to me; she was fairly well-dressed and as we came under a gas-lamp I saw she was good looking with a tinge of nervous anxiety in her face. My Life and Loves by Frank Harris

Jonathan Swif This was Mrs. Vanhomrigh’s daughter’s10 birthday, and Mr. Ford and I were invited to dinner to keep it, and we spent the evening there, drinking punch. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

George Gissing This evening they had returned only a few minutes before Everard’s ring sounded at the door. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

He said good evening and promptly started on the usual line of talk — was I interested in architecture, remarkable old building this, foundations go back to Saxon times and so on and so forth. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

Henry James They had been alone that evening — alone as a party of six, and four of them, after dinner, under suggestion not to be resisted, sat down to “bridge” in the smoking-room. The Golden Bowl by Henry James [1904]

Arnold Bennett All day till evening Sophia sat on a dirty chair, without food, while Gerald slept. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Arthur Conan Doyle What would he do then? He would eagerly look out for the evening papers in the hope of seeing it among the articles found. A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle [1887]

Marjorie Bowen Revived by his tendance and by the cool evening air, Tomaso was helped upon his feet. The Viper of Milan by Marjorie Bowen [1906]

Gilbert used to drop in upon him sometimes of an evening during this period, at his urgent request. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Sinclair Lewis By that time the rest of the church was cleared, and Elmer had decided that Tuesday evening would be a desirable time for reading in his church office. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

One evening about 6 o’clock my mistress ordered him to get busy and do the ozone act for Lovey. I have concealed it until now, but that is what she called me. The Four Million by O. Henry [1906]

It was now the fourth week after the sessions, and they expected every evening that the report of the recorder, and the King’s decision thereon, would be made known to them. Ralph Rashleigh by James Tucker

Her evening was a progress from one assembly to another, with occasional intervals at Opera-house or masquerade. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

George Gissing He now congratulated himself on his prudence, for the meeting with Mrs. Charman had delighted as much as it embarrassed him, and the prospect of an evening in society made his heart glow. A Poor Gentleman by George Gissing

John Galsworthy That evening June and old Jolyon sat down to dinner at the usual hour. The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

That evening Stackpole asked me to his room and told me he would get the Doctor to stop the fight if I wished; I assured him it had to be and I preferred to have it settled. My Life and Loves by Frank Harris

Sinclair Lewis That evening she did not come down to supper. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

I return this evening to town and will call. The Mystery Queen by Fergus Hume

D. H. Lawrence So! She did not even kiss him goodnight, after he had spent an evening reading to her. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

George Borrow Towards evening we reached a moor, a wild place enough, strewn with enormous stones and rocks. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

Anthony Trollope But where then should they live — and of what nature would her life be should she be separated from her father? That evening she saw her father, and he corroborated her husband’s statement. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Thomas Hardy On Sunday evening he found that she went to church. The Well-Beloved by Thomas Hardy [1897]

After this they reposed until evening in some shady spot, when fresh roots and fish or game being provided, they partook of another meal, seldom taking more than two daily. Ralph Rashleigh by James Tucker

As was before mentioned, He returned not to Madrid till the evening of that day on which Antonia was buried. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

Oliver Goldsmith Prepare then this evening to look out for work against tomorrow, and bring home every night what money you earn, for our support. The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith

Anne Bronte The evening was kind and genial, and so was my companion. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte [1848]

George Borrow One evening I visited the baths, accompanied by my friend the bookseller. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

E. Phillips Oppenheim How pleasant the evening would be, out on the balcony, with the red sun sinking down behind Bathness Hill. Ah! how happy they would be. To Win the Love He Sought by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1895]

Henry Adams The idea of a livery or even a dress for servants, or of an evening toilette, was next to blasphemy. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Arnold Bennett Most of the dwellings were owned by their occupiers, who, each an absolute monarch of the soil, niggled in his sooty garden of an evening amid the flutter of drying shirts and towels. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

Anthony Trollope It was an August evening after dinner, and the Vicar was out about his parish. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

She was not present this evening because she was expecting very shortly her first child. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Gertrude Stein This evening we will have to be cold. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

Radclyffe Hall And Wanda would bring her mandolin — but the evening would be spoilt without Mary and Stephen. Mary promptly put on her hat; she must go and order them in some supper. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

Theodore Dreiser What would he say then? She pictured herself already appearing in some fine performance on Broadway; of going every evening to her dressing-room and making up. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Henry Handel Richardson As was only natural, Polly was rather easily upset at present: the very evening before, he had had occasion to blame himself for his tactless behaviour. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

Andrew Lang All evening the prince danced with her, but she never spoke a word. The Grey Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Wilkie Collins I looked at the window: it was hardly evening yet. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

She took it with her of an evening when she went to the Old Regency, carrying in it anything she thought she might be requiring there. The Man of Death by Arthur Gask [1945]

Wilkie Collins Outside, on the terrace, the clustering flowers and long grasses and creepers waved so gently in the light evening air, that the sound of their rustling never reached us. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

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

I’ll write to them this evening myself. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

The evening was at the period when reserve is thawed. The Four Million by O. Henry [1906]

Jules Verne The weather, which on the previous evening had been very foggy, had entirely changed. Off on a Comet by Jules Verne [1877]

George Gissing This was Mr. Wyvern. The vicar’s walk in Hubert’s company the evening before had extended itself from point to point, till the two reached Agworth together. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

James Hogg The evening being fine, and the streets thronged, the cry ran from mouth to mouth through the whole city. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg [1824]

Miles Franklin If I could play tennis and dance, and have just one evening dress to show my décolleté I was sure I could have some fun coloured by a little of the romance that swirled around Edmée. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

Washington Irving WHEN I woke the next morning, it seemed as if all the events of the preceding evening had been a dream, and nothing but the identity of the ancient chamber convinced me of their reality. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

The gray gloom of the November evening was spreading over the sky as I came upon a small plantation which I believed belonged to me. A Stable for Nightmares by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Again he ran into her one evening at the post office with Hugh, and Hugh’s smile charged theirs with hostility. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

Thomas Hardy They, with two others below, formed the revolving Maltese cross of the reaping-machine, which had been brought to the field on the previous evening to be ready for operations this day. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

George Gissing Last Saturday evening I took train, got away into the hills, and spent the Sunday geologising. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Henry Kingsley Here brave Rover took up the trail like a bloodhound, and before evening stopped at the foot of a lofty cliff. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

E. Phillips Oppenheim You buy your evening paper—a man has committed suicide! You read of a letter found by his side: an unfortunate love affair—a tale of jealousy or reckless speculation. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

Sinclair Lewis It cannot be authoritatively determined whether it was that evening or the one before that a barber named Discopolos first actually struck his wife, and she observed, “All right, I’ll leave you. The Cat of the Stars by Sinclair Lewis

D. H. Lawrence Over and above this, every Thursday evening she went to the subscription library to change the week’s supply of books, and there again she met friends and acquaintances. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

Sinclair Lewis He peered out and was overwhelmed by a motor-car, with Dr. Mittyford waiting in awesome fur coat, goggles, and gauntlets, centered in the car-lamplight that loomed in the shivery evening fog. Our Mr. Wrenn by Sinclair Lewis

Frances Hodgson Burnett It was not every day or evening that she could easily find time to go out alone and make her way to the Square Gardens and in fact it was not often to the Gardens she went. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Virginia Woolf The group in the window, the men in their black-and-white evening dress, the women in their crimsons, golds and silvers, wore a statuesque air for a moment, as if they were carved in stone. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

If there had been a letter from her this evening even that rap over the knuckles from the Primrose Quarterly would have mattered less. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

Arthur Conan Doyle Before evening they found themselves once more at the Bay of Palms, and saw their ship riding at anchor where they had left her. The Dealings of Captain Sharkey by Arthur Conan Doyle [1925]

I like Pomfret. Georges and I found him the other evening at Ranelagh, with a lady all simpers and jewelry. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Andrew Lang When evening was drawing near, the youth wanted to go. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

E. T. A. Hoffmann This evening Signor Formica outdid himself even, and, what he had never done before, introduced short songs into his performance, burlesquing the style of certain well-known singers. Signor Formica by E. T. A. Hoffmann [1820]

Wilkie Collins Something had upset Old Ronald. He ordered the shutters to be put up earlier that evening than usual. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

John Galsworthy The old town was lit up and in evening feather when he dropped down on it from Headington and threaded into the quiet Cumnor road. Over the River by John Galsworthy

Virginia Woolf Men and women in evening dress were walking in the middle of the road. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]