Phrases with "every"

Olaf Stapledon The constant aim will be to increase by every possible means, generation by generation, the capacity of our species for personality-in-community. Saints and Revolutionaries by Olaf Stapledon

Washington Irving I was borne along in the press, and hurled forth from the mouth of the cavern, while thousands of shadowy forms were swept off in every direction by the four winds of heaven. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

It has been done so in all these coats, and in every single instance, as I say, they have been taken out. The Lonely House by Arthur Gask [1929]

Sinclair Lewis Oh, my dears, this beastly election! Beastly! Seems as if it’s breaking up every town, every home. It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis

H. G. Wells It will be the London air we know, clear of filth and all impurity, the same air that gives our October days their unspeakable clarity and makes every London twilight mysteriously beautiful. A Modern Utopia by H. G. Wells [1905]

He swore with every variety of oath that I was Gentleman Geordie, and that I had levanted with his winnings. The Frying-Pan and the Fire by John Buchan

Though every man of them was fully armed, they fell back, for I have noticed always that Kaffirs are mortally afraid of a white man’s dog. Prester John by John Buchan

Arthur Conan Doyle I had also every cause to think that there was some criminal secret in the matter. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

Ralph Waldo Emerson Ever they woo and court the eye of every beholder. The Method Of Nature by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1841]

Jack London I got out the oars and made her row, though she was so weak I thought she would faint at every stroke. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

Oh! give me a month, and for every one of those thirty days I will pay you a hundred thousand crowns. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Robert Louis Stevenson And where a man is so critically deliberate as our author, and goes solemnly about his poetry for an ulterior end, every indication is worth notice. Familiar Studies of Men and Books by Robert Louis Stevenson

George Gissing To instance only one point: till then I had cared very little about plants and flowers, but now I found myself eagerly interested in every blossom, in every growth of the wayside. The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft by George Gissing [1902]

E. Phillips Oppenheim She enters upon her new life with every prospect of happiness. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

Arthur Conan Doyle From it we could see the crowded city streets radiating in every direction, while below us the road was black from side to side with the tops of the motionless taxis. The Poison Belt by Arthur Conan Doyle [1913]

And at every pace that they go, it seemeth that they would fall. The Travels of Sir John Mandeville by John Mandeville

H.P. Lovecraft The farm at Pawtuxet, shunned by every living soul, remained to moulder through the years; and seemed to decay with unaccountable rapidity. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H.P. Lovecraft [1927]

Henry Kingsley Beauty and high-bred grace in every limb and every motion. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

And you are so fit for it, and will make it turn to so much use to every one. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

Wilkie Collins At present, poor fellow, he interrupts me every day. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Anthony Trollope How was he to do it? It had become clearer and clearer to him through every ten minutes of the dinner, that the count did not intend to give him any moment for private conversation. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

I got tired of comin’ with Anna and Jimmy every night, so I fixed it with him to call himself O’Sullivan, and brought him along. The Four Million by O. Henry [1906]

Oscar Wilde For every hundred baskets we gave them a bead of amber. A House of Pomegranates by Oscar Wilde

ONCE, when midnight smote the air, Eunuchs ran through Hell and met On every crowded street to stare Upon great Juan riding by: Even like these to rail and sweat Staring upon his sinewy thigh. Collected Poems by William Butler Yeats

H. Rider Haggard George, having said grace, relapsed into moody silence, eating and drinking with gusto but in moderation, and savouring every sup of wine and morsel of food as though he regretted its departure. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

I felt in my pocket for my match-box, but only to discover that I had used every one; however, I knew where I could put my hand on some. The Race of Life by Guy Boothby [1906]

Gertrude Stein To be sure, he said, the family sent me homemade bread every week and when I came I brought enough wine with me to last a year and I sent my washing home every month. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

D. H. Lawrence Say what you like, every idea is perishable: even the idea of God or Love or Humanity or Liberty — even the greatest idea has its day and perishes. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

From two to three, from three to four, the hours dragged by as if every minute were weighted with lead. A Service of Danger by Amelia B. Edwards

But the doll retained its stability, strutted about on its tiny feet, and turned its head, whilst at every step repeating the same words after the fashion of a parrot. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

When they run in their transformed state, the evil one accompanies them and scourges them at the foot of every cross they pass. The Book of Were-Wolves by S. Baring-Gould [1865]

Biddy and Sally, as every one expected, were far ahead of the rest, but so even in their spinning that the reelers could not for the life of them declare which was the better. Irish Fairy Tales by edited by W. B. Yeats

Let him go straining his eyes examining every dark spot in a circumference many long miles in extent. A First Year in Canterbury Settlement by Samuel Butler

Now understand, that at every of these feasts he hath great multitude of people, well ordained and well arrayed, by thousands, by hundreds, and by tens. The Travels of Sir John Mandeville by John Mandeville

Theodore Dreiser She caught at once a clear understanding of his social point of view, his art ambition, his dreams of something better for himself in every way. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

He stuck to his own opinion, and began to inspect minutely every corner of the room. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Louisa May Alcott This amiable spirit was felt at once, and both aunts ‘my deared’ her affectionately, looking what they afterward said emphatically, “That child improves every day. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

Henry Kingsley He was good-looking too, and gentlemanlike, in fact, a very pleasant companion in every way. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

Tortured with these fears, I unconsciously increased my pace with every step, until it was almost a run. Negligible Tales by Ambrose Bierce

James Payn But she did hear them, every one. Mirk Abbey by James Payn [1866]

Hours he would lie awake, every nerve on edge, waiting, expectant. Claimed! by Francis Stevens

Ian Maclaren Elia was not, good luck for him, within this particular prison, and I was brought back from every temptation to break the laws of property by my chairman, who was still pursuing his catechism. Books and Bookmen by Ian Maclaren

D. H. Lawrence And as with men driving in a gig, who get down at every public-house, so the passengers usually alight for an airing at each station. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

M. P. Shiel Well, during the first days, progress was very slow, the ice being rough and laney, and the dogs behaving most badly, stopping dead at every difficulty, and leaping over the traces. The Purple Cloud by M. P. Shiel [1901]

Apart from that, every scene and episode would be a mere passing show. The Shadow Line by Joseph Conrad [1917]

Anthony Trollope It would never do that he and papa should be separated, nor could we now put off Isabella. It is better so in every way, for there is and need be no quarrel. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

I’ve tattooed it on every square inch of her mind, so to speak. The Ghost of a Chance by Mary Cholmondeley [1921]

Arthur Conan Doyle That will make you sacred to every French soldier. The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1896]

Anthony Trollope But he stopped her at every turn that he might press her arm the closer to his own, that he might look into the brightness of her eyes, and prolong his hour of delight. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

Elizabeth Gaskell She picked up every scrap of information concerning painting, sculpture, poetry, music, &c. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

Arthur Schopenhauer This it does by forming a gradation of phenomena, every one of which exists at the expense of another. Studies in Pessimism by Arthur Schopenhauer

H. G. Wells I went eagerly to every unbroken case. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells [1896]

It showed itself in an insane desire to seize on every scrap of gossip they might twist against him. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

Guy de Maupassan I am not afraid of dead people, for I believe in the total annihilation of every being that disappears from the face of this earth. “The Terror” by Guy de Maupassan

George Meredith The subtle directness of the woman’s spirit had to be guarded against at every point. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

They filled the interval until dinner was served, and they gave me an impression of the man which his every subsequent utterance confirmed. The Amateur Cracksman by E. W. Hornung [1899]

Leslie Stephen Yet society was relatively so small, and concentrated in so small a space, that admission into the upper circle meant an easy introduction to every one worth knowing. Swift by Leslie Stephen [1882]

F. Scott Fitzgerald And if you—if you just give it to every one, it’s spread so thin when it reaches me -” He knelt by her side, moving her tired young head until it lay against his shoulder. All the Sad Young Men by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1926]

David Hume The least reflection on what is every day experienced in life, will be sufficient. An Enquiry into the Principles of Morals by David Hume

The boat manned by the runaways now was in the thick of the breakers that leaped, foamed and dashed on every side of her. Ralph Rashleigh by James Tucker

Anthony Trollope I dined with him regularly every day except twice, when I was invited to the officers’ mess. The Fixed Period by Anthony Trollope

Henry James Command me in every way! What I do like is the sympathy with which you’ve inspired him. Julia Bride by Henry James [1908]

Joseph Furphy Naturally then, about sixteen raids, within four days, on an alien element, had stewed every atom of vigour out of my system, and quenched every spark of heroism. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

Walter Scott But I appeal to my own contemporaries, who have known wheel-road, bridle-way, and footpath, for thirty years, whether they do not, every one of them, remember Meg Dods — or somebody very like her. Saint Ronan’s Well by Walter Scott [1824]

Wilkie Collins She trusts entirely to strong coffee and the near flare of the gaslight to combat the natural sleepiness which follows a hard day’s work begun at eight o’clock every morning. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

In Chapter XLII every member of the deceased is put under the protection of, or identified with, a god or goddess, e. The Book of the Dead by E. A. Wallis Budge

Henry Kingsley The internal fires so long imprisoned beneath the weight of the incumbent earth, having done their duty in raising the continent, began to find vent in every weak spot caused by its elevation. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

The singular depth of the romantic glow in this passage, and its equally singular simplicity,—a simplicity which makes it intelligible to every one,—are conspicuous to every reader. Sir Walter Scott by Richard H. Hutton [1878]

Frances Hodgson Burnett An’ gapin’ beaks an’ squawks on every side. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1911]

William Makepeace Thackeray Lady Gorgon used to impart her fears to Mr. Scully every time he called there, and the sympathising attorney used to console her as best he might. The Bedford-Row Conspiracy by William Makepeace Thackeray [1853]

He’s as quick as lightning on a point, and I can see him spinning an immense web and keeping his eye on every thread in it. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

Jack London Only by the steady regard of his eyes did he express his love, and by the unceasing following with his eyes of his god’s every movement. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

Anthony Trollope When she reached Mistletoe there were people going and coming every day, so that an arrival was no event. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

Ford Madox Ford It got on Leonora’s nerves; she figured Edward, for the rest of that trip, jumping overboard every ten minutes. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

I was apprehensive the rope might break, and then there would have been every chance of going down to the regions under water with the cayman. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

He was at the end of his strength, of his breath, of every kind of endurance, but I did not know it. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

With no delay, then, he entrusted himself to it, and started to go down, stopping, however, every now and then to ascertain how far he had descended. The Poisoned Goblet by Arthur Gask [1935]

The four pigs waited, trembling, with guilt written on every line of their countenances. Animal Farm by George Orwell [1944]

There might be a lot of hard work yet to do, and besidesdisappearance number two might turn out to be very awkward unless it were carried out with every contingency provided for beforehand. The Man of Death by Arthur Gask [1945]

He aimed and killed his man at every shot. The Miller’s Daughter by Émile Zola

George Meredith I made violent love to this silly country beauty, and held every advantage over her other flatterers. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Anthony Trollope Each one of the candidates called at the house of every elector in the borough — and every man in the borough was an elector. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

H. G. Wells Every new religion, every church, every organized movement has known this conflict between the desire for expansion and the dread of dilution. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Theodore Dreiser You know what that means, George. It will tie up every dollar I have. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Rudyard Kipling By dinner King will have scored off some unlucky child of thirteen; he will repeat to us every word of his brilliant repartees, and all will be well. Stalky & Co. by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Arthur Conan Doyle In the old days of weak engines, when a hundred horse-power Gnome or Green was considered ample for every need, the flights were very restricted. Danger! and other stories by Arthur Conan Doyle [1918]

What ill fate brought her looking for him up near our barn? — perhaps because she had fruitlessly searched in every other spot. Reality or Delusion? by Ellen Wood [1868]

Robert Louis Stevenson We found each other ripe, filled with great ideas that took shape and clarified with every word. Prince Otto by Robert Louis Stevenson

Yet there it was, silent and subtle, widening the gulf between us every day. An Engineer’s Story by Amelia B. Edwards

Henry James Ransom could see that, according to a phrase which came back to him just then, oddly, out of some novel or poem he had read of old, she was the cynosure of every eye. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

I passed on to the estrade, she followed me; her eye, fastened on my face, demanded of every feature the meaning of my changed and careless manner. The Professor by Charlotte Bronte [1857]

Edgar Allan Poe It was not colourless, nor was it of any one uniform colour — presenting to the eye, as it flowed, every possible shade of purple; like the hues of a changeable silk. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe

William Makepeace Thackeray He teaches the children Latin every morning, and is already thinking when Tom shall be inducted into that language. Our Street by William Makepeace Thackeray [1848]

John Galsworthy He wished to be kind to her, and to give her every chance. The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

He knew it well — every slight rise crowned with trees amongst the ploughed fields, every dell concealing a village. Prince Roman by Joseph Conrad [1911]

Her features were so sad, they did not seem hers: she evidently regarded what she had heard as every syllable true. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I have notes here from secret agents in every town, almost in every village; the great heart of Paris is with us. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

Elizabeth Gaskell For twenty years I sympathised with him, and assisted him by every means in my power, even to making up pills when the young man was out. Mr. Harrison’s Confessions by Elizabeth Gaskell [1851]

Edith Wharton It was as if her whole aspect, every gesture, every inflection, every allusion, were a studied negation of that period of her life. The Descent of Man and other stories by Edith Wharton [1903]

Jules Verne He listened to her more with his eyes than his ears, for the cries and the songs of these thousands of birds were every now and then so penetrating that he was not able to hear what she said. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne [1881]

Robert Louis Stevenson The burn kept growing both in force and volume; at every leap it fell with heavier plunges and span more widely in the pool. Prince Otto by Robert Louis Stevenson

Olaf Stapledon His every act is determined by his biological inheritance, his own past experience, and his present environment. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

The great governmental secret of that imperium which Prince Bismarck had the insight and the courage to call Le Néant, has been the extirpation of every intellectual hope. Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad [1921]

Steele Rudd He stayed inside every day, and drank the yeast, and provided music for the women. On Our Selection by Steele Rudd

Willa Cather Thea had been moaning with every breath since the doctor came back, but she did not know it. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Remembering what had been, and what was, Anne felt heart-broken, submitting patiently and unresistingly to every trial; but a reaction set in, and her spirit grew rebellious. Anne by Ellen Wood [1876]

E. Phillips Oppenheim That terrible old man had a record of everything the Lambs have done, every exploit, every robbery, every killing, since the gang was formed. The Lion and the Lamb by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1930]

Arthur Conan Doyle Between them, as every scout should know, you will find your ford. The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1896]

Radclyffe Hall Yet when he spoke he must grumble a little, as though she were still the very small child who had swaggered round the stables rubbing her chin, imitating his every expression and gesture. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

Edgar Allan Poe At every second step, he will find the growing charm dispelled by the voice and personal intrusion of some ruffian or party of carousing blackguards. The Mystery of Marie Roget by Edgar Allan Poe [1842]

Maria Edgeworth Probably such happen every day, but pass unobserved when the mind is not intent upon similar ideas, or excited by any strong analogous feeling. Harrington by Maria Edgeworth

Sure, every stitch of clothes I have but these are out there. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

We walked on slowly, with the detective and the doctor peering round intently on every side. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

As I raised Archie, and Pendarvon every time raised me, it made it impossible for Archie to even the bets, and force a display. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

Arthur Conan Doyle Our situation, stranded without possibility of escape in such a land, was clearly full of danger, and our reasons endorsed every measure of caution which Lord John’s experience could suggest. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

Pu Songling Then every one went to bed; the lights were put out and profound silence prevailed in the sleeping village. Strange Stories from the Lodge of Leisures by Pu Songling [1740]

Edgar Allan Poe And then, again, the frog-man croaked away as if the salvation of his soul depended upon every note that he uttered. Tales of Illusion by Edgar Allan Poe

Charles Stur The high rate of wages given by the proprietors of mines, not only to the miners, but to all whom they employ, draws the labourers from every other occupation to engage with them. An account of the sea coast and interior of South Australia by Charles Stur

G. K. Chesterton He’ll be tripped up every two or three minutes with some tangle of old rules. Manalive by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

Anthony Trollope Speculate probably in some Russian railway, or Polish mine, and lose every shilling. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

So there we are again! Contradictions in every direction. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

Virginia Woolf Moving oneself in this radiant yet gummy atmosphere how conscious one is of every movement — something adheres, something sticks to one’s hands, taking up a newspaper even. The Waves by Virginia Woolf [1931]

Maria Edgeworth When she was under the influence of this suspicion, every thing that Emilie said or looked was confirmation strong. Madame de Fleury by Maria Edgeworth

George Gissing I rejoice that I have beauty; I rejoice that I have read much, and can think for myself now and then, and sometimes say a thing ‘that every one would not think of. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

Forty votes were recorded against every bill and the nation prospered. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

Willa Cather The mere release from the necessity of petty lying, lying every day and every day, restored his self-respect. The Troll Garden by Willa Cather [1905]

Sir Walter Scott Here he was safe, while his comrades could avail themselves of his talents; he is now squeezed and fleeced by them on every pretence. The Fortunes of Nigel by Sir Walter Scott [1822]

Arnold Bennett One o’clock, two o’clock, half-past two o’clock, every night. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Olaf Stapledon Sometimes this fiery proboscis calcined the surface of every planet in every orbit, killing all its life. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Charles Dickens It abounds in the strangest contrasts; things that are picturesque, ugly, mean, magnificent, delightful, and offensive, break upon the view at every turn. Pictures from Italy by Charles Dickens [1846]

Yet every year has its winter. Epigrams by Ambrose Bierce

John Stuart Mill In our times, from the highest class of society down to the lowest every one lives as under the eye of a hostile and dreaded censorship. On Liberty by John Stuart Mill [1859]

The men who fought at Verdun, at Waterloo, at Flodden, at Senlac, at Thermopylae — every one of them had lice crawling over his testicles. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

Arthur Conan Doyle Let every weak twig, every immature shoot be shorn away, and nothing but strong, sturdy, well-seasoned branches left. Through the Magic Door by Arthur Conan Doyle [1907]

Robert Louis Stevenson It besieged the hamlet, apparently from every side, as if with batteries of cannon; the houses shook and groaned; live coals were blown upon the floor. The Treasure of Franchard by Robert Louis Stevenson

She was taken out, and again there was silence, every eye being now fixed on the door through which the jury would re-issue with their verdict of life or death. The Mystery of a Hansom Cab by Fergus Hume

Robert Louis Stevenson From this pause, which grew the more embarrassing with every second, he was roused by the sudden laughter of the lady. The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson

The next day, and the next, brought no change in my darling, and I was growing every hour more anxious. Milly Darrell by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1873]

So, the vast results obtained by Science are won by no mystical faculties, by no mental processes, other than those which are practised by every one of us, in the humblest and meanest affairs of life. Science and Education by Thomas Henry Huxley

H. G. Wells Every book, every art, every religion is that, the attempt to understand and express—mixed with other things. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

Henry James Ida’s stupefaction, on this, kept her silent unnaturally long, so long that her daughter could not only wonder what was coming, but perfectly measure the decline of every symptom of her liberality. What Maisie Knew by Henry James [1897]

They were close to the Emporium, and with the tail of his eye he could see Wilson peeping from the door and listening to every word. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

With every turn of his body he wrenched his hand, and with every wrench, he yelled more madly, till he lay back exhausted, and the green hills were left again in peace. The Keeper of Cademuir by John Buchan [1894]

In regard to birds which live on the ground, every one admits that they are coloured so as to imitate the surrounding surface. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Rudyard Kipling All through those thirty years he had regularly, every morning before going down, drawn from the overseer his allowance of lamp-oil — just as if he had been an eyed miner. Soldiers Three by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Wilkie Collins Her unconquerable small-talk had foiled him at every point. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

G. K. Chesterton To every human eye, in every external, we were six very respectable old ladies of small means, in black dresses and refined but antiquated bonnets; and we were really five criminals and a clergyman. The Club of Queer Trades by G. K. Chesterton [1905]

He was more than ever determined to show them, every one of them, high and low, that he and his children could get along without them, and prosper and triumph without them. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

Edith Wharton But in spite of the dense disguise in which he walked Mr. Grew vibrated exquisitely in response to every imaginative appeal; and his son Ronald was perpetually stimulating and feeding his imagination. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

For two years I noticed that the glands were constantly attended by a small ant (Pheidole), and, night and day, every young leaf and every flower-bud had a few on them. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

I wish I could smash every one of them into fragments and cram them down his gulping throat. The Greater Trumps by Charles Williams

Thomas Paine It is proposed that the payments, as already stated, be made to every person, rich or poor. Agrarian Justice by Thomas Paine

D. H. Lawrence From every side of the Cafe, eyes turned half furtively, half jeeringly at her, men looking over their shoulders, women under their hats. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Charlotte Perkins Gilman As they grew larger and more competent, their playgrounds were more extensive and varied; but the underlying idea was always clear—safety and pleasure, full exercise and development of every power. Moving the Mountain by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1911]

Ivan Turgenev Every face, turned to him, glowed with indignation, every eye sparkled with anger, every arm was raised and shook a menacing fist! ‘He thought to dazzle us with that!’ growled angry voices. Dream tales and prose poems by Ivan Turgenev

Wilkie Collins There is nothing serious in mortality! Solomon in all his glory was Solomon with the elements of the contemptible lurking in every fold of his robes and in every corner of his palace. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Dainty ankles, shapely — er — er”— the doctor coughed hastily —“well, a nicely proportioned figureevery time appeals to me. The Jest of Life by Arthur Gask [1936]

H. G. Wells All over the world there will be every sort of resistance to a World Common Law. All over the world fellows saying: ‘Now is my chance. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

Thomas Hardy His melancholy notes were taken up directly afterwards by the dogs in the kennel a long way off, in every variety of wail. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

That was what would happen, he declared, in every manufacturing division in the country, if the issue came to be fought in a general election. The Imperialist by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1904]

Sinclair Lewis He’s been making every turn we make and there’s darn little traffic on this Patchin route, so I can pick him out. The Prodigal Parents by Sinclair Lewis

No one knows the expenses of children, except those who have to look at every shilling before it can be spent. Breaking Down by Ellen Wood [1872]

Anthony Trollope He was married a wife who managed everything for him, who never troubled him, whom no woman disliked, and whom every man admired. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

Rudyard Kipling He will frighten every head of game within ten miles, and I— I have to kill for two, these days. The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling [1894]

Rudyard Kipling The labouring eye crawls up every foot of the dead crater’s smooth flank, and at the summit confesses that it has seen nothing in all the Himalayas to match the monster. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Arthur Conan Doyle Suddenly, after passing Claxton and rounding the point, they came in full sight of the Priory, every window of which was blazing with light. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Wilkie Collins It was a relief to every one when Mr. Pendril spoke. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Edgar Allan Poe How very safe, commodious, manageable, and in every respect convenient are our modern balloons! Here is an immense one approaching us at the rate of at least a hundred and fifty miles an hour. Humorous Tales by Edgar Allan Poe

Arthur Machen A case like this is like a nest of Chinese boxes; you open one after the other and find a quainter workmanship in every box. The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen

He spoke with a studious fidelity to a parenthetical manner, into which every little fact — that is, every detail — fitted with delightful ease. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

Edgar Allan Poe On my way I fell in with an immense populace, crowding through every avenue, all in the same direction, and exhibiting in every action the wildest excitement. A Tale of the Ragged Mountains by Edgar Allan Poe [1844]

The blue eyes which met his were very wide awake, and there was decision and humour in every line of that Pickwickian countenance. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

Virginia Woolf That’s all the precaution I’ve ever taken, and I’ve been in every part of the world, I may say — Italy a dozen times over. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

Robert Green Ingersoll I ask for the human soul the same liberty in every direction. The Ghosts and other lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Henry James He has been getting worse every year, and now he has no strength left. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

A duke’s daughter is not married every day in the year. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

James Joyce Then he heard the noise of the refectory every time he opened the flaps of his ears. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

Wilkie Collins Every nerve in my body trembled — every one of my senses seemed to be preternaturally sharpened. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

Benjamin Disraeli Shows as plain as light, that, by sticking close to first principles, the laws of the country might be carried in every man’s waistcoat pocket. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

Rudyard Kipling He sorted out every scrap of manuscript, every map, and the native letters. Kim by Rudyard Kipling [1901]

Arthur Conan Doyle I crawled along it on my hands and knees, looking into every crevice, but no sign could I see. The Adventures of Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1903]

But, had we pleased, we would have sent in every city a warner. The Qur'an by translated by E. H. Palmer

Edith Wharton And you’re father’s son, every inch of you!” He laughed again, as though the humor of the situation grew on him with its closer contemplation. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

Daniel Defoe Thus have they a salve for every sore, cheat you to your face, and insult you into the bargain; nor can you help yourself without exposing yourself, or putting yourself into a passion. Everybody’s business is nobody’s business by Daniel Defoe [1725]

Ford Madox Ford But he stipulated that they should visit three different and, if possible, unknown courses every week-end when they golfed. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

Guy de Maupassant On one of those evenings, it was so warm that it seemed as if the sap in every tree and plant were rising. The Awakening (Reveil) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

Charlotte Perkins Gilman And in the city—you don’t see a saloon on every corner, but you do see almost as many places where you can ‘meet a man’ and talk with him on equal ground. Moving the Mountain by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1911]

Thomas Hardy When this was done, at a given signal the canvases flew up from the sod; and thenceforth every man had a place in which to lay his head. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy [1879]

By the way, it may surprise you to learn that every one who enters or leaves this house is watched and followed. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]

George Gissing For that purpose he went up every morning to the class-room on the first floor, and for a while relieved Miss Enderby of her charge. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

George MacDonald A little bird sat on the edge of her nest;    Her yellow-beaks slept as sound as tops; That day she had done her very best,    And had filled every one of their little crops. At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald

Benjamin Disraeli Amid all the fervour of rebellious passions, and the violence of a wayward mind, a sentiment of profound egotism appeared to her impressed on every page she perused. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

George Gissing I had to be housemaid as well as lady’s maid; the slavery left me every night worn out with exhaustion. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

Now-a-days every third phrase is of this character; a starling’s note. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

She was out again in a moment, and up in the attics rousing the maids, while the nurse thundered at Edward’s door and Julia’s, and rang every bell she could get at. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Arnold Bennett Nearly every development of the present out of the past seemed to her, now, to be tragic. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

Arthur Conan Doyle Pace out the distances with a wand at every five score, and do you, Arnaud, stand at the fifth wand to carry back my bolts to me. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Some at them don’t like it at all, but Mr. Slim says the master was very stern, and insisted that for the sake of every one they ought all to help the law as much as they possibly could. The Judgment of Larose by Arthur Gask [1934]

Kenneth Grahame Up and down, the whole length of the hall, strode the four Friends, whacking with their sticks at every head that showed itself; and in five minutes the room was cleared. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

Frances Hodgson Burnett He’s goin’ to practise his Magic on his legs every day till his father comes back an’ then he’s goin’ to march into his room an’ show him he’s as straight as other lads. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1911]