Phrases with "exclaimed"

Arthur Morrison You’ve kept him aboard, of course?” “What, Gullen?” exclaimed Merrick. “Gullen? Well, as a matter of fact he went ashore last night and hasn’t come back. The Chronicles of Martin Hewitt by Arthur Morrison

Henry James Bessie said nothing, but Willie Woodley exclaimed that his lordship was in town; he had seen his name in the Morning Post. “Do you read the Morning Post?” Mrs. Westgate thereupon asked. An International Episode by Henry James [1878]

Monsieur was born, I suppose?’ “‘What, sir?’ “‘Yes, are you born? What is your name?’ “‘Godin.’ “‘Godin, eh!’ exclaimed La Palferine’s friend. A Prince of Bohemia by Honoré de Balzac [1840]

It will be known as ‘The Naughton Jones.’” “And it has many admirers?” exclaimed Vallon. “I am sure it has. Gentlemen of Crime by Arthur Gask [1932]

Hadn’t you heard of it?” “Not a breath!” exclaimed Theron, mournfully. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

Yes, I don’t believe this man here is my uncle, the famous Professor Bannister.” “What an extraordinary idea!” exclaimed Larose, wanting time to take it all in. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

Andrew Lang Shall we wish that her clothes may give way, and that she should be dashed to the ground?’ ‘Oh no! no!’ exclaimed another. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

George Gissing But try to imagine for a moment that Bella had been your sister —’ ‘That is confusing the point at issue,’ Rhoda exclaimed irritably. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu Better to go straight to the ——” “Oh, dear Reginald!” exclaimed Lady May. “Than by a tedious circumbendibus. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

Jules Verne The brig is making sail!” “The anchor is weighed!” exclaimed Pencroft. “Yes, and she is already moving. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Ford Madox Ford He exclaimed in a great roar of laughter: ‘The captain run after skirts . No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

Wilkie Collins Take me with you — take me with you to the palace!” “You, child!” exclaimed the nurse, gently unclasping her arms. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

E. Phillips Oppenheim My little man, where have you lived all your life that you know nothing of these things?” “I was sent to Bearmain’s when I was so young,” he exclaimed apologetically. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

They exclaimed they were ready to submit to any punishment; and the approach of the monks, which they would have dreaded so much the preceding night, they now solicited on their knees. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

Algernon Blackwood It was only in the bedroom that he noticed the bright tears, as “N.H.,” examining them with curious interest in the mirror, exclaimed more to himself than to Fillery: “She had them too. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Nathaniel Hawthorne A look passed from your eyes to Donatello’s — a look”—“Yes, Hilda, yes!” exclaimed Miriam, with intense eagerness. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

George Gissing Don’t you wish I was a boy, mother?” “Yes, I do, I often do!” exclaimed Lotty. “Boys aren’t such a trouble, and they can go out and shift for themselves. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

Henry James That was enough!” he exclaimed with a singular laugh. The Way it Came by Henry James [1896]

Theodore Dreiser He hurried to Addison’s office in the Lake National. “Have you heard the news?” exclaimed that individual, the moment Cowperwood appeared. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Why, Bothwell, how fagged and ill you look!” exclaimed Dora to her cousin. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

Then Colonel Mead exclaimed boisterously: “Never mind, sir, never mind. The Judgment of Larose by Arthur Gask [1934]

And look,” he exclaimed after a moment's pause, “this is what the fellow means to do. The Rover by Joseph Conrad [1923]

I’ve been to that Priory and ——” “Not to the house itself!” exclaimed Robert. “No, but I’ve scouted round and got a good idea of everything. The House with the High Wall by Arthur Gask [1948]

The Yezidees —” “Were there two!” exclaimed Cleves. “Two. They were squatting on the old stone path bordering one of the flower beds. The Slayer of Souls by Robert W. Chambers [1920]

Virginia Woolf Rodney exclaimed something inarticulate. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

George Gissing Suppose she was in want of any kind,—you’d stand by her, Julian, wouldn’t you? You’d be a friend to her,—always?” “Indeed I would, uncle!” exclaimed the boy stoutly. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

The lad is too young—too inexperienced,” exclaimed Valera with agitation, hardly knowing what he said. Her Father’s Name by Florence Marryat [1878]

Elizabeth Gaskell You make me too happy by your silence, Ruth.” “Oh, what can I do!” exclaimed Ruth. “Mr Bellingham, you should help me, and instead of that you only bewilder me. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

It might be dangerous if a fourth person heard me say that I had discovered the murderer’s ill-gotten hoard!” “Not you, sir!” cried Cameron. “Good God!” exclaimed the squatter. Stingaree by E. W. Hornung [1905]

When I had finished, and it took a long time to tell him everything properly, he had quite lost his depression and exclaimed enthusiastically:— “Why, John, you’re quite a hero. The Secret of the Sandhills by Arthur Gask [1921]

Could you give us some particulars on that subject?” “My dear Inspector,” exclaimed Moxdale, “I haven’t any particulars. Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

Theodore Dreiser God, what a hole he was in now! “Say that’s all right, Frank,” he exclaimed desperately. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

George Gissing It had the appearance of a habit, but before they had stood much more than a minute, he started and exclaimed in a low voice to his companion— “I told you so. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

Radclyffe Hall You oughtn’t to tease her, Harriet.’ ‘Bon Dieu!’ exclaimed Harriet, flushing with temper. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

Then another thing, we found out that on the day of the night he was killed he went up to London.” “Oh, oh,” exclaimed Larose at once most interested, “but his master knew nothing about that. His Prey was Man by Arthur Gask [1942]

At dinner Andrey told Pavel about Rybin. When he had concluded Pavel exclaimed regretfully: “If I had been home, I would not have let him go that way. Mother by Maksim Gorky

What is there about the fellow to turn every woman’s brain?” “Every woman’s?” exclaimed Micheline, anxiously, looking at her mother. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

E. Phillips Oppenheim When he had paid it, and they were ready to depart, Densham looked up with a little burst of candour— “She’s wonderful!” he exclaimed softly. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

George Gissing How I shall enjoy it!” “You are very kind!” “Oh, don’t think of it in that way!” exclaimed Miss Tomalin. “I have always thought more of principles than of persons. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

Wilkie Collins Good child! I like you for hating me!” “Dear madam, don’t say that I hate you!” I exclaimed (feeling very much as if I did hate her, though, for all that). The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

Robert Louis Stevenson Northmour stared after her as she went away over the sand-hill “She is the only woman in the world!” he exclaimed with an oath. The Pavilion on the Links by Robert Louis Stevenson

My sister Amelia does not readily——” “Stop!” exclaimed Carrados. “A studious middle-aged man and a charming young wife! Be as brief as possible. Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah [1914]

I shall never forget his kindness to poor Tom.” “Yes,” exclaimed Miss Paget impatiently, “but Mr. Halliday died. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Virginia Woolf A moment later the room was full of young men and women, who came in with a peculiar look of expectation, exclaimed “Oh!” when they saw Denham, and then stood still, gaping rather foolishly. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

MY new guillotine takes off fifty heads at a time!” “But MY new Constitution!” exclaimed a fifth. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

Long-drawn and wailing, they sounded strangely sad as they rose and fell across the distant roar of traffic in the Edgware Road. “What’s that?” exclaimed Bunting wonderingly. The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

Benjamin Disraeli Very interesting!’ ‘Wonderful creature!’ exclaimed the dame. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

Il a disparu!” “Window open and jewel-case gone, by Jove!” exclaimed Lord Amersteth. “Mais comment est Madame la Marquise? Est elle bien?” “Oui, milor. The Amateur Cracksman by E. W. Hornung [1899]

Arthur Morrison Do you want to see that will before I let Mr. Flint in?” “Yes!” exclaimed Cater furiously, catching at his arm. The Dorrington Deed-Box by Arthur Morrison

Arthur Machen What do you say?’ ‘Would like to live with us?’ exclaimed Darnell, and his pipe dropped from his hand on to the grass. A Fragment of Life by Arthur Machen

The Prince sat as though struck by a thunderbolt; in a shrill and troubled little voice he exclaimed from time to time, barely articulating the words: “What’s that. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

Anne Bronte Why can’t we part at once?’ exclaimed she, almost wildly, after a moment’s pause, as she suddenly rose from her chair, with her hands resolutely clasped together. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte [1848]

Capital. And your brother now, what’s he like — a sturdy, darkish chap — eh?” “Oh no,” exclaimed Mrs Verloc fervently. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

Guy de Maupassan She came at a quarter past five and exclaimed as she entered: “Why, it is nice here. Bel Ami by Guy de Maupassan

E. Phillips Oppenheim He held out both his hands to Grace. “So you’ve taken care of her for me, dear!” he exclaimed heartily. The Amazing Partnership by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1914]

George Gissing When talking of Sidney’s character, it was natural that the Peckovers should relate the story of his relations with Clara Hewett. ‘Clara?’ exclaimed Mr. Snowdon, as if struck by the name. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

H.P. Lovecraft So swift was the growth of this tree, and so strange was its form, that all who beheld it exclaimed in surprise; and Musides seemed at once fascinated and repelled. The Tree by H.P. Lovecraft [1920]

Charles Dickens Observing, at the same moment, that I took no milk, he exclaimed with enthusiasm, that Milor Beeron had never touched it. Pictures from Italy by Charles Dickens [1846]

I was wondering whether possibly I had said or done something to offend you?” “How absurd!” exclaimed Isbel. ”You of all people. The Haunted Woman by David Lindsay [1922]

Radclyffe Hall Brockett babbled away, and as he did so his voice took on the effeminate timbre that Stephen always hated and dreaded: ‘Oh, my dear!’ he exclaimed with a high little laugh. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

Jules Verne The important fact is, that I was not mistaken when I denounced in him the real author of the crime of Tijuco!” “You say that to me?” exclaimed Benito, who began to lose his self-possession. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne [1881]

Then when they had passed through Stanningfield and he was accelerating again, the baronet exclaimed suddenly: “But where are you going?” His voice rose in his excitement. The Grave-digger of Monks Arden by Arthur Gask [1938]

Walter Scott And am I not here, Bertha? Wouldst thou wish another safeguard?” “No — no,” exclaimed she, seizing on the arm of her recovered lover. Count Robert of Paris by Walter Scott [1832]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Will you sit for me, some day? — or, rather, dance for me?” “O, most gladly, signorina!” exclaimed Donatello. “See; it shall be like this. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

He carried a small fiddle and spoke volubly without regarding the presence of Miles. “Oh, these cochons of English, my dear,” he exclaimed to Peggy, “so steef — so wood-steef in the limbs. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

Sir Walter Scott As yet you have known me but as the Black Knight of the Fetterlock — Know me now as Richard Plantagenet.” “Richard of Anjou!” exclaimed Cedric, stepping backward with the utmost astonishment. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott [1820]

May they never wake!” exclaimed Babalatchi, fervently. Almayer’s Folly by Joseph Conrad [1895]

Tobias Smolle He had he sooner pronounced these words, than Wagtail exclaimed in a rapture, “An admirable expedient, as I hope to be saved! I will positively put it in practice. The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smolle

George Gissing Nice business, oh?’ ‘That’s for the old woman’s money, I’ll wager!’ exclaimed Hewett, in an awed voice. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Ah! I should recognize him in an instant!” “The accomplice!” exclaimed Lecoq. “What did you say?” “Nothing that would interest you. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

Wash that stuff away; and mind the sparks of your candle—it is more than half brandy!’ ‘And so, ye’ve been murthering on him?’ exclaimed Joseph, lifting his hands and eyes in horror. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

He is somewhere in Evallonia.” “My aunt!” exclaimed Archie. “Then there will be trouble for somebody. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

William Makepeace Thackeray Jack tripped to his place very meekly; and “Remember Saturday,” cried the Doctor; and “Don’t forget Thursday!” exclaimed the divine — “a bachelor’s party, you know. Mens Wives by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

George Gissing The one in advance was Richard Mutimer; behind him came a friend of the family, Daniel Dabbs. ‘Well, what do you think of this?’ Richard exclaimed as he shook Emma’s hands rather carelessly. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Can you raise them, or should we ring up King’s Lynn!” “No, no, I’ve got them,” exclaimed the inspector, quickly, and anxious that at all costs the matter should not pass out of his hands. The Poisoned Goblet by Arthur Gask [1935]

Theodore Dreiser Talk about me not bein’ able to understand, and ye lovin’ a convict-to-be, a robber, an embezzler, a bankrupt, a lyin’, thavin’—” “Father!” exclaimed Aileen, determinedly. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Funny, the line of thought, isn’t it?” “What?” I exclaimed startled, I didn’t know why. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

Jules Verne At this unexpected command, the surprise was great on board the Forward. “Light the fires!” exclaimed some. The English at the North Pole by Jules Verne

The news is about Mary.’ ‘About Mary!’ exclaimed Lesbia, elevating her eyebrows. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Anthony Trollope Her father was not with her, but his retreating form was to be seen entering the portal of the Bush. “Oh, Mr. Morton!” exclaimed Mary surprised to have the house-door opened for her by him. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

Mr. Clavering under a false name inquires at the door of Mr. Leavenworth’s house for Miss Eleanore Leavenworth. Proved by Thomas.’“ “March 4th?” exclaimed Mr. Gryce at this point. The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green

George Gissing And again they exclaimed at the spectacle of such noble devotedness. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Thou wilt love him — wilt thou not?” “And will he always keep his hand over his heart?” inquired Pearl. “Foolish child, what a question is that!” exclaimed her mother. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1850]

Thomas Love Peacock I sprinkle, not thy forehead with water, but thy lips with wine, and baptize thee MARIAN.” “Here is a pretty conspiracy,” exclaimed the baron. Maid Marian by Thomas Love Peacock

As Mr. Polnikoff exclaimed through his fine Russian beard, when, at the age of eighty-six, he gave up his business to learn Chinese, ‘We are, as yet, only at the beginning . Miss Lonelyhearts by Nathanael West [1933]

To-morrow his neck will be all scratched when we return from Vincennes.” “No, don’t say that!” exclaimed Gervaise, quite grieved. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Lady Audley, did you ever study the theory of circumstantial evidence?” “How can you ask a poor little woman about such horrid things?” exclaimed my lady. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Edith Wharton It was thoughtless of me,” Amherst exclaimed with compunction. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

Do you forget you’re engaged to that nice Elsie Sherbourne girl?” “Oh, damn it all,” exclaimed Jocelyn with intense irritation, “I’ve said there was no flirtation business about it. The Storm Breaks by Arthur Gask [1949]

He vouchsafed not the faintest notice of his stepdaughter or Mr. Vawdrey. “It’s really too bad of you, Violet,” the mother exclaimed at last. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Thomas Hardy Ned demanded the fiddler’s name, and they said Ollamoor. ‘Ah!’ exclaimed Ned, looking round him. The Fiddler of the Reels by Thomas Hardy [1893]

Marjorie Bowen He hath the money, hath he not?” “Curse the money!” exclaimed Marius. “I say it was for me and my visionary love affair he did this. The Rake’s Progress by Marjorie Bowen [1912]

George Gissing Might I not, Helen?” “The few remaining years!” exclaimed Helen, smiling. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Arnold Bennett I—” “Well,” Constance interrupted her despairingly, “I wish you wouldn’t try to domineer over me!” “Domineer!” exclaimed Sophia, aghast. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

He didn’t feel quite convinced that Considine who on the steps of the coroner’s court had exclaimed to Roger that a pillar of fire was burning in him had said all that. Shadows of Ecstasy by Charles Williams

If I had but gone at once to mamma!’ ‘Oh, I am so glad!’ exclaimed Amy, suddenly. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

George Gissing If once I could pay my debt—” “Oh, don’t talk about that!” exclaimed Iris, on a note of distress. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

Charles Dickens Who brought you up by hand?” “You did,” said I. “And why did I do it, I should like to know?” exclaimed my sister. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

George Gissing Ain’t we all fond of her, Mrs. Bubb?” “Oh, yes, she’s very fond of me!” exclaimed the girl. The Town Traveller by George Gissing [1897]

Guy de Maupassant As soon as she saw him she exclaimed in a voice full of emotion: “Well?” “No improvement. Madame Hermet by Guy de Maupassant [1887]

Virginia Woolf I could help you?” “I’m hopeless without your help!” he exclaimed passionately, but withdrew his hand and turned his back. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

Lady Ardane and Polkinghorne.” “Lady Ardane!” exclaimed Larose, “then it was you she went to meet that night, when I caught her by the fence?” “Exactly!” replied Jones carelessly. The Poisoned Goblet by Arthur Gask [1935]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu I must say, I think it is odious!” exclaimed Charity, with a flush in her thin cheeks, and a terrible emphasis. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]

He’s one of the chiefs at Scotland Yard.” “Of course, I’ve heard of him,” exclaimed Sir Charles heartily, and at once moving forward to shake hands. The Night of the Storm by Arthur Gask [1937]

Cliona, keyed to a worse calamity, laughed and exclaimed involuntarily: “Is that all?” “Ain’t it enough?” MacClellan looked a trifle offended. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

It’s my belief as she’s GORN, Sir!’ ‘Gone!’ exclaimed the Rector, partly sitting up in bed. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

Benjamin Disraeli It is all very well for commoners,” rather rudely exclaimed the Marchioness’ Toadey; “but we did not choose to expose ourselves to the servants when the old General died this year. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

Wilkie Collins What gentleman does that?” “Charles!” exclaimed the old lady, reddening with anger. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

But then arises the question — how will it get to the village?” “I’ll take it!” “No, thank you!” Nikolay exclaimed quietly. Mother by Maksim Gorky

Jules Verne Things looked serious for Uncle Prudent and Phil Evans. “It is serious, then, this absurd project of taking us to the Antipodes.” “And whether we like it or not!” exclaimed the other. Robur the Conqueror by Jules Verne [1887]

Now for it, he thought, with his heart beating quickly; a little tact and, if they’d got it, the kerchief would be his! “Good afternoon!” he exclaimed smilingly to the woman. The Storm Breaks by Arthur Gask [1949]

Henry Handel Richardson Then one evening, pondering a letter of Polly’s, he slapped his forehead and exclaimed aloud at his own stupidity. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

Frances Hodgson Burnett Why does nobody come?” “It is the child no one ever saw!” exclaimed the man, turning to his companions. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1911]

Theodore Dreiser How should I have known?” “Poor Lester!” exclaimed her mother. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

Walter Scott But as the Sub-Prior drew near to him, his face assumed a more wild and startled expression, while he exclaimed —“The devil! the devil himself, brings the dead back upon the living. The Monastery by Walter Scott [1820]

Nathaniel Hawthorne And is she dead?” “Heaven forbid, father!” exclaimed Kenyon, shrinking back. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

Nathaniel Hawthorne You are the one little person in the world with whom nobody can be angry!” “Angry with you, child? What a silly idea!” exclaimed Zenobia, laughing. The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

All at once he exclaimed in a loud voice, “Draw back the veil, and let us behold him!” The curtain was drawn, and the Saviour crucified appeared. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

You are a villain, and I come to chastise you!” “Pierre!” exclaimed the Prince, starting fiercely. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

Gaston Leroux Oh, it is too horrible!” “Well, what? Out with it!” exclaimed Raoul fiercely. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux [1910]

Could it be that future, past, and present were all one, as he had once read in some book, tossed aside after ten minutes of incredulous attention? “Let’s get home,” exclaimed Trenmore abruptly. The Heads of Cerberus by Francis Stevens

You are so eloquent,” exclaimed Dolly Jenner. “No one preaches like my man. The Dead Sexton by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Why, the Twelve Apostles,” exclaimed Mabel, innocent of irreverence, for she meant certain ancient and fast-decaying oaks so named, “see as much of life as your fine old English gentleman. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

A. E. W. Mason There are camels waiting in the desert ten miles west of Omdurman.” “Now?” exclaimed Trench. “Now?” “Yes, man, now. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

Watkin Tench The first time Colbee saw a monkey, he called ‘wurra’ (a rat); but on examining its paws he exclaimed with astonishment and affright, ‘mulla’ (a man). A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson by Watkin Tench

James Payn Great Heaven, he will be here to-night, or tomorrow at latest! To-morrow—in the midst of all the merry-making about Sir Richard.” “Yes, Sir Richard!” exclaimed my Lady bitterly. Mirk Abbey by James Payn [1866]

Robert Louis Stevenson What? For all I know, you may be a thief and a rascal yourself; and I would fight you for a pinch of snuff — a pinch of snuff,’ exclaimed his lordship. Lay Morals by Robert Louis Stevenson

George Gissing First of all I went to Belmont Street.” “Mysteries still!” exclaimed Eve. “The people there couldn’t know where I had gone to. Eve's Ransom by George Gissing [1894]

Ford Madox Ford You understand you are released from arrest!’ He exclaimed with a sort of rapture: ‘You’re doing splendidly . No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

Patricia Howard exclaimed interestedly, “Oh! Mr. Maxwell, what a nasty scratch upon your cheek! Have you been playing with the cat?” And everyone at once turned to regard the detective. The Poisoned Goblet by Arthur Gask [1935]

What do you know of men who get sixty pounds a week?’ exclaimed Bessie, contemptuously. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Have you ever tasted them?” “Can’t say I have,” replied Mangan. “Are they good?” “Excellent!” exclaimed the professor. The Vaults of Blackarden Castle by Arthur Gask [1950]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu What shall we do?” exclaimed poor little Agnes, in wild helplessness. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]

Theodore Dreiser I can’t, Frank, I tell you!” exclaimed Stener, jumping up. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Henry James And how the poor woman must have suffered at seeing me —!” Isabel exclaimed while she flushed at the thought. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Florence Dixie It was Guillaume. “Ah, Monsieur Hamilton !” exclaimed this latter, as he rode up to the boy’s side, “you safe, I see. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

Willa Cather They’ve got no ambition,” Thea exclaimed irritably. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

D. H. Lawrence Don’t be piggling and mean and Grundyish, Matouchka.” “It is neither meanness nor Grundyishness —” “Oh, Ydgrun, Ydgrun —!” exclaimed Lettie, ironically. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

Oscar Wilde Suddenly she looked eagerly round the room, and said, in her clear contralto voice, ‘Where is my cheiromantist?’ ‘Your what, Gladys?’ exclaimed the Duchess, giving an involuntary start. Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime by Oscar Wilde [1887]

Jane Austen At length Lucy exclaimed with a deep sigh, “I believe it would be the wisest way to put an end to the business at once by dissolving the engagement. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen [1811]

Virginia Woolf And I have heard young women talk quite openly of —” “Dreadful, dreadful!” exclaimed Mrs. Elliot. “The crown, as one may call it, of a woman’s life. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

She has called me a thief, Eleanor,” exclaimed the old man, suddenly returning to his own wrongs,—“a thief! My own daughter has called me a thief, and accused me of the baseness of robbing you. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Blundering along what he supposed to be the corridor, he exclaimed aloud, “Lunacy!” At the word all sorts of dim memories of his work awoke, only he seemed to be on the wrong side of them. The Greater Trumps by Charles Williams

The minutes passed in silence, and then Sarle, looking up at the clock exclaimed irritably —— “Ten minutes past seven, Shillington, and I thought you said they would be here at seven, sharp. The House on the Island by Arthur Gask [1931]

Benjamin Disraeli But then her smile! When she sang on Tuesday night! By Heavens!’ he exclaimed aloud, ‘life with such a creature is immortality!’ About one o’clock the Duke descended into empty chambers. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

What reason have you?” “That is the terrible part of it,” exclaimed the girl, with rising distress. Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah [1914]

What, then, lies before her?” “Ruin!” exclaimed Miss Brewer, abruptly; “starvation it may be. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

George Meredith Victor exclaimed ‘Come!’ in ravishment over the picturesqueness of a neighbour carrying imagination away to the founts of England; and his look at Nataly proposed. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

Both Rosemary and Gordon exclaimed at the loveliness of everything. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

It’s all right!” “You seem to take particular delight in it,” exclaimed Sofya. “It’s the masters who take pleasure in Christ as he groans on the cross. Mother by Maksim Gorky

Those people have no shame, no conscience!” exclaimed the mother indignantly. Mother by Maksim Gorky

It shall never see me more,’ exclaimed I, in a vapouring fit, ‘unless I come as one having authority. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier

George Gissing Suppose a year or two be allowed to pass, may not things look differently?’ ‘A year or two!’ exclaimed Sidwell, with impatience. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Once more, good-bye; once more, God bless you!” “Stop!” exclaimed Edward Arundel, flushing a deeper red than before — he had a very boyish habit of blushing — “stop, dear old boy. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

The lodge-keeper at Felden Woods exclaimed as he opened the gates to his master’s daughter. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Florence Dixie Ah ! Cherie, what have I ever done to merit such a judgment?” exclaimed Ray Middlestream bitterly. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

Henry James He is running off to Europe.” “Ah, to Europe!” Hudson exclaimed with a melancholy cadence, as they sat down. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

I can’t think ——” but he stopped suddenly and ejaculated a triumphant, “Ah! I have it!” he exclaimed gleefully. The Night of the Storm by Arthur Gask [1937]

Edith Wharton Facing my door was another which stood open: the house-maid exclaimed when she saw it. The Descent of Man and other stories by Edith Wharton [1903]

Charles Dickens How cold they are!’ ‘Oh, they’re warmer now!’ exclaimed the child. The Chimes by Charles Dickens [1844]

They both shook hands, exclaimed at finding Amabel downstairs, and Mrs. Edmonstone asked after Philip’s health in her would-be cordial manner. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

Benjamin Disraeli Brave soldier of the Cross! (may I prove so!) Your perfectly-devised movement, (poh, poh!) Hah! what is this?” exclaimed Iskander, turning pale; his lip quivered, his eye looked dim. The Rise of Iskander by Benjamin Disraeli [1834]

George Gissing Veranilda has not yet fallen into the hands of the Greeks.’ ‘How do you know that?’ exclaimed Basil eagerly. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

Anthony Trollope It is I that have done wrong,” exclaimed Mrs Ray. “I know it all now, and I wish I’d never asked anybody but just my own heart. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins He come up and rung at the door as bold as brass, and asked if he could see Mrs. Frankland.” “The foreigner!” exclaimed Rosamond, laying her hand eagerly on her husband’s arm. The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins [1857]

Jules Verne You will be off, if you please, and even if you do not please, and leave the jangada at this very instant!” “Yes, this instant!” exclaimed Benito, “or I will throw you overboard. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne [1881]

Doctor,” he exclaimed as he got out of his car, “but you’ve got a lonely place here! Marshes all around you, except for that dreary sea!” “It’s not dreary,” snapped the doctor. Marauders by Night by Arthur Gask [1951]

The odds were forty-five to one against Beeswing, sixty to one against Lightning, and fifty to one against Falcon. “A pretty lot to choose!” exclaimed Sir Bale, with vexation. The Haunted Baronet by J. Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

George Gissing What are you doing at a place like this? Why have you shut up your house?” “Really,” exclaimed Iris, with a flutter, “that is my business. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

I choked slightly, and then exclaimed with a sort of nervous haste: “Oh! Good-night, Captain Giles, good-night. The Shadow Line by Joseph Conrad [1917]

Mark Twain We exclaimed on the spot at the Madonna-like beauty of her countenance. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

We searched everywhere!” “Well, of course!” exclaimed the officer, laughing. Mother by Maksim Gorky

Nikolai Gogol No, you are not asleep, you proud thing!” he exclaimed now louder, in a voice which betrayed his annoyance at the humiliation. A May Night by Nikolai Gogol

I’ve learned something terrible about it!” “Good gracious,” exclaimed Larose, “what is it?” “It wasn’t true,” whispered the M.P. “It wasn’t meant to be. His Prey was Man by Arthur Gask [1942]

E. Phillips Oppenheim As for you, you had better go back to England.” “How can I?” Polsover exclaimed bitterly. The Long Arm of Mannister by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1909]

Virginia Woolf Clarissa exclaimed that she could think of nothing more delightful. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

Henry James Miriam noted something of this in Peter’s eyes, for she exclaimed abruptly, “Don’t kill him — he doesn’t care for me!” With which she passed into the carriage and let it roll away. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

Ford Madox Ford She exclaimed bitterly: ‘Oh, say it! Say it! Say that your large hulking body will stop two bullets in front of two small anaemic fellows. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Great Scott! what a pretty girl!” “Lean back, you idiot!” Wolfenden exclaimed softly; “don’t move if you can help it!”   Harcutt grasped the situation and obeyed at once. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

D. H. Lawrence Presently “Helloa! ’Er’s ’ere again!” exclaimed Bill. All looked up. Love Among the Haystacks by D. H. Lawrence [1930]

It was a fallen headboard, and painted on it were the hardly decipherable words, “Catharine Larue.” “Larue, Larue!” exclaimed Holker, with sudden animation. Can Such Things Be? by Ambrose Bierce [1893]

George MacDonald Didn’t you come to grief for doing what you were told not to do? And isn’t that true?” “I can’t get any sense into him,” exclaimed Nanny, with an expression of mild despair. At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald

Finally in a fresh burst of rage he exclaimed with an oath: “It can’t be helped. Captain Burle by Émile Zola

Gustave Flauber All his men uttered simultaneously a loud howl, and Matho, carried away by so much passion, exclaimed that he accepted the alliance. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

I do not think Sir Oswald will see the end of the year!” “Carrington!” exclaimed Reginald. “Your schemes are hateful. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Phew!” exclaimed Toodles, with bated breath. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

This is turning the whole thing into a farce,” exclaimed Miss Lillietrip, with as much offence as if they had met for the most solemn of purposes. Her Father’s Name by Florence Marryat [1878]

Henry James He looked after her, distressed, compunctious, half-ashamed, and he exclaimed to himself — ‘The bloody brute, the bloody brute!’ But the words had reference to his wife. A London Life by Henry James [1888]

George Meredith Say that men are to be exclaimed at. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

In September the barometer rose, and he exclaimed joyfully in a letter to Laure: “The Reviews are at my feet and pay me more for my sheets. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

George Gissing Who shall say what reaches the ear of Heliodora—?’ ‘You have not heard perhaps that her husband is dead?’ ‘The Prefect dead?’ exclaimed Basil. ‘Three weeks ago. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

Abraham Merri To left and to right, as far as the eye could see, they stretched — and they vanished in the auroral nebulosity on high! “Look at that!” exclaimed Larry. I followed his pointing finger. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

Ann Radcliffe Do you really believe him in danger? “In danger, Madam,” exclaimed the surgeon, “in danger! yes, certainly, in very great danger. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

Guy de Maupassan Renardet exclaimed some distance away: “You lunch with us, Monsieur l’Abbé — in an hour’s time. Little Louise Roqué by Guy de Maupassan

Nathaniel Hawthorne We must submit!” “Pray for rescue, as I have,” exclaimed Miriam. “Pray for deliverance from me, since I am your evil genius, as you mine. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

The pedlar —” “Hush,” exclaimed the father in a low choked tone greatly in contrast to any he had yet used in all our dealings with him. A Strange Disappearance by Anna Katharine Green

For, “I’m here to execute a warrant!” he exclaimed in a theatrical, hollow tone. The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

Benjamin Disraeli Let me then depart alone!” “Iduna!” exclaimed Nicæus, reproachfully. The Rise of Iskander by Benjamin Disraeli [1834]

Then he exclaimed with an effort, “Of course, of course, I was forgetting! The mother is an actress and Best is her stage name!” He nodded. His Prey was Man by Arthur Gask [1942]

Elizabeth Barrett Browning But the peoples exclaimed in hope, “Now blessed be he who has brought These gifts of the time to the Pope, When our souls were sick and forlorn. Poems Before Congress by Elizabeth Barrett Browning [1860]