Phrases with "everything"

Edith Wharton She used up everything too quickly — friends, credit, influence, forbearance. The Hermit and the Wild Woman and other stories by Edith Wharton [1908]

Thomas Hughes It is all that young gentleman can do to keep his team steady, but he knows that everything depends on it, and faces his work bravely. Tom Brown’s School Days by Thomas Hughes

Henry James Your brave little self, understand, in spite of everything — bad precepts and bad examples, bad fortune and even bad usage. Madame de Mauves by Henry James [1874]

D. H. Lawrence The meaning of everything all came down with a smash in that shuddering earthquake, and nothing remains but money and the throes of some sort of sensation. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

Isabella Bird Chicago, in everything that contributes to real use and comfort, will compare favourably with any city in the world. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

Ivan Turgenev He heard not the faintest sound or rustle; everything was still as death. Lieutenant Yergunov’s Story by Ivan Turgenev

Florence Dixie And having delivered it, he added, “That is your trap ; everything is in it that you will require, and Macpherson awaits your orders. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

Willa Cather He had crates of books sent down from Paris, — everything that had been written on Caesar, in French and German; he engaged a young priest to translate them aloud to him in the evening. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

Whether anything would close once everything was in was another matter. Miss Pym Disposes by Josephine Tey

His rooms and everything he owned belonged now to Esther, too. Irremediable by Ella D'Arcy [1894]

Margaret Oliphant Oh, mockery of everything sacred!—all for him, for his self-interest, who deserved nothing, who made use of all. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

E. Phillips Oppenheim She doesn’t possess any information, I suppose, about the place?” “She knows nothing more than I do,” Roger said, “and everything that I have known and suspected I have already told you of. The Strange Boarders of Palace Crescent by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

E. Phillips Oppenheim From the shine of his glossy black hair to the tips of his patent boots he was, in appearance, everything that a young Englishman of birth and athletic tastes could hope to be. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

Thomas Paine As everything which is out of nature in man affects, more or less, the interest of society, so does this. The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine [1791]

Henry Handel Richardson And here, everything coming back to her with a rush, Mary felt her courage waver. Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

Adam did not forget his mother, but she was always there, while John was something new and showed him everything that he wanted to see. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

H. G. Wells Not everything in my life has been well. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

Jules Verne By Christmas Day everything was in readiness for immediate departure. Off on a Comet by Jules Verne [1877]

Sinclair Lewis He was like a fabulous painter, so contemptuous of popular taste that after a lifetime of creation he should destroy everything he has done, lest it be marred and mocked by the dull eyes of the crowd. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

D. H. Lawrence Indoors Granny, sitting back like some awful old prelate, in her bulk of black silk and her white lace cap, was warming her feet by the fire, and hearing everything that Aunt Nell had to say. The Virgin and the Gypsy by D. H. Lawrence

It seemed unnatural being there at that hour; everything had a quiet, unfamiliar look. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

As everything was in readiness the play was to begin as soon as the invited guests had all assembled. Captain Fracasse by Théophile Gautier [1863]

Louisa May Alcott Now this lady was a thin, yellow spinster, with a sharp nose and inquisitive eyes, who saw everything and gossiped about all she saw. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

Olaf Stapledon Moreover, everything in experience qualifies and penetrates everything else. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

Jules Verne Gideon Spilett, a talented reporter, having learned everything so as to be able to speak of everything, would contribute largely with his head and hands to the colonization of the island. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

D. H. Lawrence To Connie, everything in her world and life seemed worn out, and her dissatisfaction was older than the hills. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

Oliver Doncaster had called, very uncertain of his behaviour in Chloe’s company, and rather defeated at finding that everything seemed normal. Many Dimensions by Charles Williams [1931]

Edgar Allan Poe What, in the name of everything hideous, did this mean? Could I believe my eyes? — could I? — that was the question. Tales of Illusion by Edgar Allan Poe

Thomas Hardy But I needn’t tell you details now; everything was terribly matter-of-fact, I assure you. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

And there was everything in the house that money could buy. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

I forgot Medina’s pistol and everything else, and went for him like a wild beast. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

Anna Katherine Green Do you know what they say about her house? That everything on God’s earth can be found in it. Dark Hollow by Anna Katherine Green

Henry James He had hitherto in life known nothing that was old except a few statues and pictures; but here everything was old, was immemorial, and nothing so much so as the very freshness itself. Flickerbridge by Henry James [1902]

D. H. Lawrence I believe if men could fuck with warm hearts, and the women take it warm-heartedly, everything would come all right. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

Elizabeth Gaskell Margaret’s whole soul rose up against him while he reasoned in this way — as if commerce were everything and humanity nothing. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

Jules Verne He hurried on the work, but nothing was neglected, everything was carefully done. Robur the Conqueror by Jules Verne [1887]

D. H. Lawrence Gradually the little criticisms, the little sensations, were lost, thought also went, everything borne along in one flood. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Henry James Besides, she wished to convince herself that she had done everything possible to content her husband; she was determined not to be haunted by visions of his wife’s limpness under appeal. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Leo Tolstoy Volgin felt and knew that everything she said was stupid, but it would never do to let it be seen, and so he kept up the conversation. There are No Guilty People by Leo Tolstoy

Pu Songling When they came back, everything was quiet. Strange Stories from the Lodge of Leisures by Pu Songling [1740]

Wilkie Collins Accident favoured him strangely, everything was discovered — literally everything — and I was contemptuously dismissed the house. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Abraham Merri I think that everything you’ve told me is the doing of your old priest. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

Edith Wharton I was slightly surprised, but in those days everything was unexpected, and I climbed obediently up a ladder to the top of an outbuilding behind the house. A Backward Glance by Edith Wharton [1934]

Henry James She has always meant to do everything as soon as she’s married. Glasses by Henry James [1896]

H. G. Wells If we are not to be swept along just as everything here is being swept along by forces, too misunderstood to be used or controlled. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

Henry James If he could say the right everything would come — it hung by a hair that everything might crystallise for their recovered happiness at his touch. The Golden Bowl by Henry James [1904]

Pu Songling When the devil’s steps ceased to be heard he screamed for help; the priests came with lamps; everything was in order, but in the bed Pure-witeness was yelling as in a nightmare. Strange Stories from the Lodge of Leisures by Pu Songling [1740]

Nellie Bly It was sultry and foggy and so damp that everything rusted, even the keys in one’s pockets, and the mirrors were so sweaty that they ceased to reflect. Around the World in Seventy-Two Days by Nellie Bly [1890]

But at least they never lived to know that everything they’d believed in was just so much junk. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

Henry Handel Richardson They entered without noise; everything was just as Maurice had left it, except that the lamp had burned too high and filled the room with its fumes. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

I did not present myself like a man who, furious at being robbed, demands that everything which had been taken from him should be restored on the spot. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Oscar Wilde She either explains them entirely away, or tells one everything about them except what one wants to know. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

Thomas Wolfe In everything about her there was that element of heightened vividness which seems to set off and define people who follow the stage. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

M. P. Shiel Expecting every moment to see the Boreal crushed to splinters, we had to set about unpacking provisions, and placing sledges, kayaks, dogs and everything in a position for instant flight. The Purple Cloud by M. P. Shiel [1901]

Anthony Trollope Give him credit for all that, and remember that you cannot find everything combined in the same person. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Jules Verne His past life is always present to him; everything that we are forbidden he regrets. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

He had drowned Douro deliberately and was thinking he had managed everything very cleverly. The Man of Death by Arthur Gask [1945]

And I think he knows that instinctively, poor man! But in spite of all that, in spite of everything that repels me, I know that we belong to each other. Moth and Rust by Mary Cholmondeley [1912]

Willa Cather The sun was shining, for a change, — everything was looking cheerful. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

Marjorie Bowen The fog was now so thick that even with the gaslight everything looked dim, monstrous, and misshapen. Half-Past Two by Marjorie Bowen

William Makepeace Thackeray He lives in Belgravia, of course; in a drab-coloured genteel house, and has everything about him that is properly grave, dismal, and comfortable. The Book of Snobs by William Makepeace Thackeray [1846]

Tell me, are you ready for Mrs. Innes — everything in the house? Is there anything I can do? ‘Oh, thanks very much! I don’t think so. The hesitation of Miss Anderson by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1903]

We’ll replace the jar right in front of everything as before, but I’ll lock the cabinet now and take away the key. The Grave-digger of Monks Arden by Arthur Gask [1938]

Henry James She calmed herself with a great effort, but with great rapidity, and walked about the room a few moments, trying to say to herself that her aunt had meant everything for the best. Washington Square by Henry James [1880]

D. H. Lawrence She felt that everything around her was horrific, extinguishing her, putting her out. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

D.H. Lawrence It was so still, everything so perfectly suspended, that I felt them talking. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

Andrew Lang Bedad, in one moment everything was as silent as the grave, and the poor woman lying in a faint in the arms of her husband and her good neighbour. The Lilac Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Margaret Oliphant She was all in a flutter, the good governess said: everything was so mysterious and out of the way, she did not know what to think. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

The boy did not seem a bit flurried, however, and took everything most deliberately. Cloud the Smiter by Arthur Gask [1926]

Theodore Dreiser The mother neglected everything else to hover over her and pray for the best. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

You will hear everything in good time. The Childerbridge Mystery by Guy Boothby [1902]

Anthony Trollope I have no doubt he thinks that I am everything that is horrid. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

D. H. Lawrence Here everything has happened so well. The Captain’s Doll by D. H. Lawrence

On Wednesday night he returned with everything cut and dried, and yesterday, Friday”— he shrugged his shoulders —“the three of them left Norfolk to carry the abduction out. Gentlemen of Crime by Arthur Gask [1932]

Anthony Trollope The woman in silk knew that were she to leave her lodgings for half a day without the knowledge of the woman in calico, the woman in calico would at once reveal everything to the police. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

What is it they have gone against? Against everything — I wish to understand — I, too, have my interest. Mother by Maksim Gorky

Anthony Trollope She might certainly have managed the matter better than she did; and had she admitted everything there might probably have been but few words about it. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Henry James But there is everything else: plenty of pictures and churches, no end of celebrated men, and several beautiful women. The American by Henry James [1877]

She had spent a delightful fortnight in Cavendish Square at the end of November, and had been everywhere and seen everythingwinter exhibitions — new plays. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Edith Wharton Absent — that was what he was: so absent from everything most densely real and near to those about him that it sometimes startled him to find they still imagined he was there. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton [1920]

Charles Dickens But I saw that everything within my view which ought to be white, had been white long ago, and had lost its lustre and was faded and yellow. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

Anthony Trollope When everything is settled, of course I will tell you. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

Henry James Miss Steet never lived in a state of nervous anxietyeverything about her was respectable. A London Life by Henry James [1888]

D. H. Lawrence The Major lay sprawled in the last stages of everything on the sofa, holding his wife’s hand. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

Henry James But after all the contortions of his spirit it remained as clear to him as before that dishonor was in everything but renunciation. Georgina’s reasons by Henry James [1884]

George Meredith All that she succeeded in doing was to rob it of the aurora colour clothing everything on which Matey Weyburn set his aim. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

Mark Twain The world may go on just as it’s always done, and take everything from me — loved ones, property, everything; but it can’t take that. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Willa Cather You shall have everything you want, and we will always be together. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

William Makepeace Thackeray He agreed in everything everybody said, altering his opinions without the slightest reservation upon the slightest possible contradiction. The Book of Snobs by William Makepeace Thackeray [1846]

Henry James Everything was there that he wanted, everything that could make the moment an occasion, that would do beautifully — everything but what Waymarsh might give. The Ambassadors by Henry James [1903]

Theodore Dreiser Butler strolled into his stuffy room and sat down in the big leather chair, disproportioned to everything else in the chamber, but which, nevertheless, accompanied his desk. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

He was extolling a certain family of peasants who live near the castle of Angera, as being models of everything a family ought to be. Alps and Sanctuaries of Piedmont and the Canton Ticino by Samuel Butler [1881]

Henry James She had said and done everything she wanted, while the girl sat silent and respectful. The Patagonia by Henry James [1888]

In everything connected with the execution of his own work there was no limit to the pains which he was willing to take. Henrik Ibsen by Edmund Gosse

D. H. Lawrence She had seen to everything possible. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

Thomas Hardy Lucetta had confessed everything to him before her death, and it was not altogether desirable to make much ado about her history, alike for her sake, for Henchard’s, and for his own. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

Drops everything she be carrying into the mud, and then she go quiet for a little, lookin’ round t’see if people notice what she done, then woops! she be off to Wickham at the tear. To Love and Be Wise by Josephine Tey [1950]

Anthony Trollope The fatal word upon which everything would depend must be spoken at the very latest on their return home on Monday, and she was aware that much must probably be said before that. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

Henry James The upshot of everything for him, alike of the less and of the more, was that the exquisite day bloomed there like a large fragrant flower that he had only to gather. The Golden Bowl by Henry James [1904]

His observing coolness escapes; something in his brain explodes, and carries everything far, far away. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

Everything that could be tied up has been tied up, everything that could be sewed up has been sewed up. Literature and Life by William Dean Howells

It colours his whole after-life; not only his attitude to horseflesh; everything else as well. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

Her eyes looked at everything with a youthful glance. Mother by Maksim Gorky

Anthony Trollope He had arranged everything — except in regard to Tom’s own assent. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

Making no explanation, as though I, as a sort of higher being, must understand everything without explanations, she held out a piece of paper to me. Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

D. H. Lawrence Indoors the heavy pictures hung obscurely on the walls, everything was dingy with gloom. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

John Galsworthy I gave her everything she could wish for. In Chancery by John Galsworthy

Algernon Blackwood It seemed that everything I asked and everything he answered were as familiar as though we spoke of some lecture of the day before. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

Only we had got into a world where everybody had everything they wanted, or else had the money to pay for it. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

His word decided everythingever since the smashing of Sherif Ali. An awful responsibility,” he repeated. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

Thomas Hardy Life isn’t long enough to work out everything in Euclid problems before you believe it. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

Yes, it was theirseverything that they could see was theirs! In the ecstasy of that thought they gambolled round and round, they hurled themselves into the air in great leaps of excitement. Animal Farm by George Orwell [1944]

Henry James The best of the fraternity, so conspicuous in Paris, were those who didn’t follow it — those who, while pretending to write about the stage, wrote about everything else. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

I had a sickly dread, too, of being ridiculous, and so had a slavish passion for the conventional in everything external. Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Henry James Madame Merle had guessed in the space of an instant that everything was at end between them, and in the space of another instant she had guessed the reason why. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Henry James She smiled at everything in life, especially the things she did n’t like and which kept her talent for mendacity in healthy exercise. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

Henry James It contains, luckily — for that’s the mercy — everything BUT blindness: I mean on their part. The Golden Bowl by Henry James [1904]

Anthony Trollope Framley itself was a pleasant country place, having about it nothing of seigneurial dignity or grandeur, but possessing everything necessary for the comfort of country life. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope I think one should always promise to do everything that is asked. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

To-day, everything is changed. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

It was a bright spring day, of enervating softness; a fosie day — a day when the pores of everything seemed opened. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

Edith Wharton She was willing to tell Nick everything — she wanted to tell him everything — if only she could be sure of reaching a responsive chord in him. The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton [1922]

Henry Adams They were all hardened mountaineers and surveyors who took everything for granted, and spared each other the most wearisome bore of English and Scotch life, the stories of the big game they killed. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

The stream of light from the spring sun invested everything with the beauty of a new birth. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

George Gissing My subject is the history of humanity; I would know everything that man has done or thought or felt. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

D. H. Lawrence He had previously spent two years at Cambridge. Now he had become a first lieutenant in a smart regiment, so he could mock at everything more becomingly in uniform. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

Thomas Wolfe But if one is inside the train, everything is different. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

I’ll see that everything is kept quiet. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

I must describe that lady to you, not exactly as she appeared to me during her approach, for, of a certainty, I was disposed to look upon everything connected with her attractive just at that moment. My Lodger by Mary Fortune

Guy de Maupassant Pere Piquedent was much touched by everything I told him about her. The Question of Latin (La Question du latin) by Guy de Maupassant [1886]

Bram Stoker And then I seemed sinking into deep green water, and there was a singing in my ears, as I have heard there is to drowning men, and then everything seemed passing away from me. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

Elizabeth Gaskell Meanwhile Hester came and went as usual; in so quiet and methodical a way, with so even and undisturbed a temper, that she was almost forgotten when everything went well in the shop or household. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

Leo Tolstoy He promised to pay them liberally in gold for everything they did. Ivan the Fool by Leo Tolstoy

William Makepeace Thackeray He can do everything but learn his lesson; and then he sticks at the bottom of the school hopeless. Dr. Birch and his young friends by William Makepeace Thackeray [1849]

Charles Dickens Having eaten and drunk to Mr Swiveller’s extreme contentment, given him his drink, and put everything in neat order, she wrapped herself in an old coverlet and lay down upon the rug before the fire. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens [1840]

George Gissing But Rhoda, having adjusted everything that she was going to take with her, still had an occupation which kept her up for several hours. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I would give everything a woman can give in life to be rid of that fear of him. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

Elizabeth Gaskell She herself explained her practice in this way:— “When everything goes wrong, one would give up breathing if one could not lighten ones heart by a joke. My Lady Ludlow by Elizabeth Gaskell [1858]

Understand? You are to act always as if everything is quite bona fide. Gentlemen of Crime by Arthur Gask [1932]

May everything that is round be a pomegranate for you to share; may everything that sways be lilies bordering a path wide enough for two. The Slayer of Souls by Robert W. Chambers [1920]

Henry Handel Richardson And when milady sits there turning up her nose at everything a chap says, somehow the spunk goes out of one. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

Arthur Machen I don’t know why, but the sky or something made me feel quite queer; everything seemed changed in a way I couldn’t understand. A Fragment of Life by Arthur Machen

This was bad enough, for now I, at least, could see everything he did; but the crowning folly was still to come. The Black Mask by E. W. Hornung [1901]

Rudyard Kipling Which was miraculous, seeing how everything in a man’s private life is public property out here. Plain Tales from the Hills by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

Andrew Lang And now the most extraordinary thing happened, for from this moment everything in the old man’s house was changed. The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Edgar Allan Poe We cannot do everything in a day — Non se gano Zonora en un ora. Criticism by Edgar Allan Poe

E. Phillips Oppenheim I have seen your little room stripped of everything that was worth having. The Amazing Partnership by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1914]

He felt so happy that he resolved to do everything in his power to please the mother of his betrothed. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

I went through everything with Mr. Litchfield this morning and was astounded at the amount at stake. The Storm Breaks by Arthur Gask [1949]

In fact they professedly sacrifice everything else to this object. Science and Education by Thomas Henry Huxley

Leon Trotsky This expressed itself in everything in their approach to subjects, in their political remarks and psychological appreciations, in their self-satisfaction not self-assurance, but self-satisfaction. My Life by Leon Trotsky

E. Phillips Oppenheim Then they plunged into another bank of clouds and everything was blotted out. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

The interior was lighted by the numberless little portholes, and I could see everything plainly. The Mystery of Choice by Robert W. Chambers [1896]

Parents in those days, as a matter of course, always arranged everything over their children’s heads. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

I can see very well that he will do everything she asks him to do — but, all the same, it is rather a pitiless transaction. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Anthony Trollope Unless she could turn him by her entreaties she would pack up everything and start for Patagonia, with the determination to throw herself overboard on the way there if she could find the courage. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

Jules Verne When I took my resolution, Mr. Starr, I was aware of everything you could say against it. The Underground City by Jules Verne [1877]

D. H. Lawrence The fear, the great cold fear of the base-born, her father, everything human and swarming. The Virgin and the Gypsy by D. H. Lawrence

In two minutes he had got away with everything on the table. Cobwebs from an Empty Skull by Ambrose Bierce [1874]

Although never expecting it I had prepared everything ready for an emergency, and in two minutes at most I had all the bonds and notes secured safely around my waist. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

Sinclair Lewis Ted was “going in for” everything but books. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

Her outlook on life, her intensest wishes, were those of a white girl of more than decent perceptions — of actual refinement, for they tended to the avoidance of everything unpleasant and unsightly. Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield

Elizabeth Gaskell The news in it was depressing enough, as everything else seemed to be that gloomy winter. My French Master by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

Benjamin Disraeli Here everything was couleur de rose. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

E. Phillips Oppenheim You have all the materials there chopped up in pieces—men and women, events, passions, details, everything that counts, and there is someone that bids you put them together and mocks at you. The Man Without Nerves by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Arthur Conan Doyle Copperthorne, by humouring his employer upon this one point until he had made himself indispensable to him, had succeeded in gaining complete power over him in everything else. Uncle Jeremy’s Household by Arthur Conan Doyle

Henry James They have got everything so comfortable — what more do they want?’ ‘Yes, and the children are such dears!’ ‘Certainly — charming. A London Life by Henry James [1888]

Sinclair Lewis With a jar he found that Jinny, too, was seeing everything that she couldn’t possibly see. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

George MacDonald I understand your world so little! I come from a world where everything is different. Lilith by George MacDonald

D. H. Lawrence Fear of everything — even all the things she surrounded herself with. The Captain’s Doll by D. H. Lawrence

Virginia Woolf He sometimes thought that almost everything was due to education. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

Anthony Hope But there must be two of us there in Ruritania. Rischenheim is to try first; but if he fails, Rupert will risk everything and break through to the king’s presence. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

Curberry poisoned himself because he feared that everything was about to come out. The Mystery Queen by Fergus Hume

The lodger’s tray was soon ready; everything upon it nicely and daintily arranged. The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

But Deborah also abandoned everything to Francis. She paid visits with increasing avidity among the neighbours. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Henry James She didn’t like false positions; but on the other hand she didn’t like the sacrifice of everything she was accustomed to. The Next Time by Henry James [1895]

Andrew Lang She finally explains away, by normal causes, everything that she does not forget to explain. Adventures Among Books by Andrew Lang

But I want very particularly to speak to Miss McIver; everything may depend on what she is able to tell me. Cloud the Smiter by Arthur Gask [1926]

Anthony Trollope This friendliness was everything to Mr. Quiverful. To him, even in his poverty, the thought that he was supplanting a brother clergyman so kind and courteous as Mr. Harding had been very bitter. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

And everything he arranged about the room he had chosen in such a way that anyone entering unexpectedly would get the idea at once that it was being occupied in a perfectly legitimate manner. The Judgment of Larose by Arthur Gask [1934]

Edith Wharton Ergo, everything in life should be false: complexions, teeth, hair, wives . Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton [1927]

We give up everything for life. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

George Gissing I followed where my nature led, and my thoughts about everything altered. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

It lives by these forces! With them it holds aloof everything evil, everything mean!” The door opened, admitting a cold, damp, autumn draught. Mother by Maksim Gorky

Henry James But she gives me information; she tells me about her — your — everything but my— extraordinary country. The Pension Beaurepas by Henry James [1879]

Nearly everything he said was intended for a joke, but the tone of his voice was hollow and melancholy. Burmese Days by George Orwell

George Meredith Husband grew to mean to me stifler, lung-contractor, iron mask, inquisitor, everything anti-natural. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Red paste, everything with you was red. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

Henry James You haven’t a vulgar intonation, you haven’t a common gesture, you never make a mistake, you do and say everything exactly in the right way. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

Sinclair Lewis I mean hurting ME! So cold to me! And I thought maybe if we were married — I’d do everything to make you happy. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

George Gissing As yet, everything is sens dessus-dessous. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

The gears moved easily, and he carefully checked everything upon the dashboard. The House with the High Wall by Arthur Gask [1948]

Robert Green Ingersoll They plow the land, cut down the forests; they produce everything that is produced. The Ghosts and other lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Henry James Presently, however, everything turned to ease; the breeze from the sea was delicious and the view charming; the people sitting about looked fresh and fair. An International Episode by Henry James [1878]

Henry James He looked at himself in one of the long glasses, and in a place where everything was on such a scale it seemed to him more than ever that Mademoiselle Vivier’s son was a tiny particle. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

Henry James She was familiar, at the age of six, with the fact that everything had been changed on her account, everything ordered to enable him to give himself up to her. What Maisie Knew by Henry James [1897]

Frederick Marryat The other two had more than sufficient employment; as, when there is no money to pay with, everything must be done at home. Children of the New Forest by Frederick Marryat [1847]

James Joyce When the cook told her everything was ready she went into the women’s room and began to pull the big bell. Dubliners by James Joyce

Edith Wharton But on general principles it’s as well he should see that we mean to look into everything thoroughly. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

The table vibrated and started like a feverish pulse, and the very legs were convulsed — everything was shaking and jarring. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]