Phrases with "faded"

Susanna Rowson Real anguish of heart had in a great measure faded her charms, her cheeks were pale from want of rest, and her eyes, by frequent, indeed almost continued weeping, were sunk and heavy. Charlotte Temple by Susanna Rowson [1791]

As she did so, the flush faded and gave way to an anxious, troubled expression. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

Edith Wharton His colour had faded to its usual ivory-like sallowness, and the furrow deepened between his ironically lifted eyebrows. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

The faded beauty, reclining in her barouche, wrapped in white raiment of softest China crape, and whirling past them in a cloud of dust, was as remote as a goddess. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

The features were locked, rigid, and stern; and so faded was the natural bloom, that an hour seemed to have done the work of years. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

Dirty little streams were rolling down his forehead and trickling upon his poor faded cheeks. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

D. H. Lawrence At evening they sat together in the small west room that had books and a piano and comfortable shabby furniture of faded rose-coloured tapestry: a shabby room. The Ladybird by D. H. Lawrence

It was in truth a doleful meal, while the faded Cristine sat like a sphinx staring into vacancy. The Company of the Marjolaine by John Buchan

Rudyard Kipling Look there!’ and he pointed from the brow of a bad eminence, across the quivering heat-haze, to where the white sand faded into bleach-blue sky and the horizon was shaken and tremulous. Letters of Marque by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Beyond it, the tree-clad heights, rolling away into the distance, faded from blue-brown to the faintest azure, hardly to be distinguished from the empyrean above. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

Willa Cather He stayed out until the last tinge of violet had faded from the water. Alexander’s Bridge by Willa Cather [1912]

Rafael Sabatini Not a doubt but that the folk on that ravaged Sicilian seaboard would be eager to inform the redoubtable admiral of the direction in which the Moslem galleys had faded out of sight. The Plague of Ghosts by Rafael Sabatini

H. G. Wells Port Burdock became a dreariness full of faded memories of Parsons and work a bore. The History of Mr. Polly by H. G. Wells [1910]

Andrew Lang He uttered the following words: “Inverawe, shield not the murderer; blood must flow for blood,” and then faded away out of sight. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch But after a while the music, whencesoever it came, faded away and ceased. A Blue Pantomime by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch [1893]

Henry James They were surmounted with old faded painted escutcheons, and here and there, in the spaces between them, brown pictures, which I perceived to be bad, in battered frames, were suspended. The Aspern Papers by Henry James [1888]

Edith Wharton Their way led through a bit of sober French woodland, flat as a faded tapestry, but with gleams of live emerald lingering here and there among its browns and ochres. The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

By degrees her groans ceased, and she faded into death: the slender manifestations of lingering vitality gradually decreasing till all was still and cold. Lodore by Mary Shelley

Sir Walter Scott After blazing for some time, the fire faded gradually away into darkness, and the rest of Max’s watch was only disturbed by the remembrance of its terrors. The Antiquary by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Edith Wharton The accusing red faded from her face, and she lay there and quietly met the question in Anne’s eyes. The Mother’s Recompense by Edith Wharton [1925]

Edith Wharton Familiar voices rose from below, and she caught sight of Tolby’s faded Homburg hat at the turn of the stair. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

The Die–Hards faded out of the kitchen like fog-wreaths, and Dickson and Mrs. Morran were left looking at each other. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

Virginia Woolf The curious gleam which had come into all their eyes when Major Elkin began his story had faded completely from Colonel Pargiter’s face. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

Arthur Conan Doyle This figure came within five feet of us, and, after being described, faded away. The Coming of the Fairies by Arthur Conan Doyle [1922]

H. Rider Haggard Four days later, a figure, shrunk, shaky, and looking prematurely old, with the glaze of intoxication scarcely faded from his eye, walked into Mr. Borley’s office. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

Nathaniel Hawthorne But the ink has either faded or peeled off, so that it is absolutely illegible. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

D. H. Lawrence For the rest, faded and peaked, he hurried shadowily down to the club. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

Henry James I smoke cigarettes, and in the pauses of this composition recline on a faded magenta divan in the corner. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

Henry James He was watching the game, with his hands in his pockets; but singularly enough, now that I observed him at my leisure, the look of familiarity quite faded from his face. Eugene Pickering by Henry James [1874]

Robert Louis Stevenson And thou, faded Future, uncertain and frail, As I cherish thy light in each draught, His lamp is not more to the miner — their sail Is not more to the crew on the raft. New Poems by Robert Louis Stevenson

Jules Verne The man liked the European costume, and ere long Passepartout issued from his shop accoutred in an old Japanese coat, and a sort of one-sided turban, faded with long use. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne [1873]

Do not leave us, Raoul; every one can hear what I have to say to M. de Wardes.” His smile immediately faded away, and his glace became cold and sharp as a sword. Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Marjorie Bowen James and Louisa sat side by side, their hands clasped, listening to all this without a shade of expression on their blank faded faces. Raw Material by Marjorie Bowen

D. H. Lawrence As I passed along the edge of the meadow the cow-parsnip was as tall as I, frothing up to the top of the hedge, putting the faded hawthorn to a wan blush. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

John Locke So far as they either want anything of the original exactness, or have lost any of their first freshness, and are, as it were, faded or tarnished by time, so far are they obscure. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

Henry James This did not make the sequel of her discourse more clear to him; her meaning faded again into the agreeable vague, and he simply felt her presence, tasted her voice. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

The year 1848 saw many upheavals in Europe. On the Continent thrones tottered and fell, republics started up for a moment and faded away. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

Wilkie Collins A low cry, partly of terror and partly of pain, escaped him; the look of pining anxiety and imbecile cunning which had distorted his face while he had been speaking, faded from it forever. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

He, too, had taken off his mask, and revealed a small-featured, effeminate face and a faded complexion. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

There was just enough Oriental china to give colour to the room, and to relieve by glowing reds and vivid purples the faded dead-leaf tint of curtains and chair covers. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Henry James His witch-judging ancestor was reported to have incurred a malediction from one of his victims, in consequence of which the prosperity of the race faded utterly away. Hawthorne by Henry James [1879]

Nathaniel Hawthorne The opposite side of the chamber was ornamented with the full-length portrait of a young lady arrayed in the faded magnificence of silk, satin and brocade, and with a visage as faded as her dress. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

It was a tiny address-book in faded red leather. Miss Pym Disposes by Josephine Tey

Edith Wharton She wore a faded yellow muslin which became her, and looked flushed and animated; but she contributed no more to the conversation than on the previous day. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Mrs. Nolak had already faded out, a little black smudge far down the snowy street. Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald His sobbing gasps were giving way to quick, precise breathing; his hunted air had faded to a faintly perturbed irony. Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Walter Scott Even these charms faded under the sufferings attendant on an ill-sorted match. My Aunt Margaret’s Mirror by Walter Scott [1828]

A retreating voice thundered, “Silence!” The sounds and the forms faded together in the fog with amazing swiftness. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Sinclair Lewis He was concentrated on the woman’s faded eyes. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

Arthur Conan Doyle Slowly they went down, revolving in each other’s embrace until they were nothing but a dark loom and then faded from my view forever. Our Midnight Visitor by Arthur Conan Doyle

Truth to tell, Jones and all he stood for had almost faded out of their memories. Animal Farm by George Orwell [1944]

M. R. James The smile that had been on her face faded slowly from it and gave place to an expression of curiosity and almost strained attention. A Thin Ghost and others by M. R. James

G. K. Chesterton All the rest of the scene swept and faded away into a dove-like gray, and seemed to melt and mount into Mary’s dark-gray figure until she seemed clothed with the garden and the skies. Manalive by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

Arnold Bennett Her glance pierced it and it faded to a hallucination. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

Lucy Maud Montgomery She wore a faded brown sailor hat and beneath the hat, extending down her back, were two braids of very thick, decidedly red hair. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

I recognised much of the furniture from the attics above, and this, faded though it was, being helped out with flowers, flags, and greenery, made the great echoing rooms look gay and habitable. Monsieur Maurice by Amelia B. Edwards [1873]

Rafael Sabatini He observed, almost subconsciously, the dull red wheal that came into prominence as the colour faded out of Sir Oliver’s face, yet never thought to ask how it came there. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

In the solitude where only Giotto’s faded saints and angels looked upon them, he drew the boy close to him and looked in his face. Signa by Ouida

Sandy, as was his habit at Laverlaw, wore the faded green coat of a Border dining club, but it didn’t make him look, as it usually did, a Scots laird snug among his ancestral possessions. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

His male arrogance and egotism faded imperceptibly away; his personality seemed to disappear. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The healthy color faded from his cheeks, he was white even to the parted lips, the wine dripped from his raised glass onto the tablecloth. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

She looked about thirty, and must have been pretty once, but her face was faded now, her grey eyes had a sad look in them. Breaking Down by Ellen Wood [1872]

All colour instantly faded from her face; she trembled with agitation, and was obliged to fold her arms round a Pillar of the Chapel to save herself from sinking upon the floor. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

Sinclair Lewis After a faded provincial fashion, the square hall was stately, with its Civil War chromos. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

Walter Scott He armed himself for the worst — he called to recollection the thin cheeks, faded eye, wasted hand, pallid lip, which had marked the decaying health of all his former infants. Peveril of the Peak by Walter Scott [1822]

H. G. Wells They give one the effect of faded bawling, of screams and shouts heard faintly in a little gramophone. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

Here ended their certainties and began a mystery beside which that of the ravine faded to commonplace insignificance. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch Her contempt of this foolish, faded creature recoiled upon herself, until she could bear to sit still no longer. The Disenchantment of ’Lizabeth by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch [1893]

D. H. Lawrence He sort of faded out, distributing his departure over a year or more. Mother and Daughter by D. H. Lawrence [1929]

Henry James The collection of faded notes, of still more faded “thoughts,” of quotations, platitudes, signatures, represented a formidable purpose. The Death of the Lion by Henry James [1894]

F. Scott Fitzgerald But also she felt happy and excited, and the odd little wish that she could tell Dick all about it faded quickly. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

His consulting-room was very plainly furnished with a shabby, faded carpet covering the floor. The Master Spy by Arthur Gask [1936]

Florence Dixie But time went on; already we could scarcely distinguish the bushes in the distance, the hills faded away altogether into the darkness, and our missing companion did not come. Across Patagonia by Florence Dixie [1880]

George Gissing The angry blue of Capri faded upon a troubled blending of sea and sky; everywhere the horizon contracted and grew mournful; rain began to fall. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

The little old faded crimson carpet-bag, which she had always told him, to the no small content of his self-importance, was his own, stood plump and locked on the little table under the clock. The Wyvern Mystery by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

There was an invalid in the next bed, hidden from him by a faded old green baize curtain—a man who had been delirious in the night, but who lay for the greater part of the day in a kind of stupor. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

Leon Trotsky The official syndicalism, represented by the president of the Confédération Générale, Jouhaux, faded away in twenty-four hours. My Life by Leon Trotsky

D. H. Lawrence These too had faded out of reality All these things had fallen out of his hands, and left him free. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

The thick darkness oppressed the soul; and at length even the glow of the distant volcanoes, which had been gradually diminishing, grew dimmer and fainter, and finally faded out altogether. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I closed my eyes and when I opened them everything had faded away. The Strange Boarders of Palace Crescent by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

There is a lady in white satin and a ruff; a gentleman whose legs have faded out of view, with a peaked beard, and a hawk on his wrist. The Haunted Baronet by J. Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

A yard off was the white woollen handkerchief; and near it I saw the faded bunch of mignonette which Juliet had worn in her waistband. In Later Years by Ellen Wood [1887]

Arthur Conan Doyle It was on my tongue to tell her sharply to be silent, when a strange, choking smell took the breath from my nostrils, and a sudden, yellow glare brought out the figures upon the faded hangings. The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1896]

Sinclair Lewis Shelves lined with red crepe paper which was now faded and torn and concentrically spotted. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

It was empty, save for a shabby-looking red-leather despatch-box, on which, so faded as to be practically indecipherable, were embossed three gilt letters. The Story of Ivy by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1927]

E. F. Benson With that, instantaneous as a lightning flash, came the touch of corruption on her face, the colour of it faded to ash, the plump cheeks fell in, the mouth dropped. Mrs. Amworth by E. F. Benson

Their women all in simple black, with white caps and shawls of faded tints folded triangularly on the back, strolled lightly by their side. Tales of Unrest by Joseph Conrad [1898]

Edith Wharton At other moments past and present were enveloped in a dull fog of rancour which distorted and faded even the image she presented to her morning mirror. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

IMPERCEPTIBLY, like a little star at dawn, my brother Kolia faded away. In the World by Maksim Gorky

And, as I sat there on the dusky sea-wall, gradually the bitter thoughts faded and I looked out into the calm night with something of that peace that comes to all when day is ended. The Maker of Moons by Robert W. Chambers

The lustre of inquiring glance faded swiftly into vacant glassiness. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad [1899]

But the smile faded instantly from her face when she was in the corridor. The Vengeance of Larose by Arthur Gask [1939]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The rich scarlet glow has faded altogether from her face, and it seems to me unusually set and stern. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

He was not quite certain, but on the instant he threw himself down and faded into the ground. The House with the High Wall by Arthur Gask [1948]

And through the thought he heard his own voice asking: “For God’s sake, what has happened to my wife?” THE hostile look faded from the white-clad woman’s eyes and her face brightened. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

H. G. Wells Before the nine-days’ wonder of the great fight in the West End faded out he knew he had to make sure not only of press but financial support. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

Edith Wharton Her blush had faded as quickly as it came, and he noticed that she was pale to the lips. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

Sinclair Lewis They set out the decoys and humped over, shivering, in the rain, watching the bleary water, the thin tamaracks, as a wet dawn crawled over the swamp of faded reeds. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

But the light burned on, and the life in her eyes faded out, and the hands grasping mine relaxed. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

H. G. Wells He shouted some faded inquiry. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

George Gissing The other mural adornments were old coloured pictures of racehorses and faded photographs of dogs. The Town Traveller by George Gissing [1897]

Quiet had come too; the roar and the shoutings had faded to the soft hiss of water on the smoking skeleton. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

Abraham Merri A blaze of incandescent blue flame blinded me; again as the dazzlement faded I saw Drake beside me — a skeleton form. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

G. K. Chesterton This half-perceptible fragrance in her thoughts faded almost instantly, and Diana Duke entered the house even more promptly than her companion. Manalive by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

D. H. Lawrence The garden was a tousled mass of faded pink chrysanthemums, and weak-eyed Michaelmas daisies, and spectre stalks of hollyhocks. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

H. G. Wells He met my eyes and an expression of partial recognition came into his and faded again. The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

Sinclair Lewis But his eyes faded into impersonality as he talked of the jealousies of Gopher Prairie. He stopped himself with a sharp, “Good Lord, Carol, you’re not a jury. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Once our blushes have been wasted, as hers were on Robert Grame, their vivid freshness has faded for ever and aye. The Silent Chimes by Ellen Wood

Wilkie Collins The paleness of her lips, and the faded color in her face, suggested that she was certainly not in good health. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Edith Wharton The next moment it faded and left the landscape in dark autumn twilight. Summer by Edith Wharton [1917]

F. Scott Fitzgerald As he grew older those things faded — after that there was wine. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

George Gissing The sky that rested on the eastern semicircle of horizon was rather neutral tint than blue, and in it hung long clouds of the colour of faded daffodils. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

The point of the Luxembourg Palace struck fire as the ghastly gas-lamps faded and went out. In the Quarter by Robert W. Chambers

Arthur Morrison It faded suddenly, and left the face — the Jago face — drawn and sad and startling by contrast, as of a man betrayed into mirth in the midst of great sorrow. A Child of the Jago by Arthur Morrison

Arthur Conan Doyle Here is Flammarion’s “L’Atmosphère”— a very gorgeous though weather-stained copy in faded scarlet and gold. Through the Magic Door by Arthur Conan Doyle [1907]

A wan, faded thing that one’s heart bleeds to look upon. Hardly Worth Telling by Ellen Wood [1870]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The colour came into her cheeks and faded away. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

Ptah, Khem, and Bast, gorgeous in many-coloured garments, gleam dimly, like figures in faded tapestry, from the walls of the transverse corridor. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

E. F. Benson Then the light faded and died out. The China Bowl by E. F. Benson

The bed in which she was had over it a very heavy mustard-coloured canopy, covered with faded red roses. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Kenneth Grahame His knitted jersey was of a faded blue, his breeches, patched and stained, were based on a blue foundation, and his small belongings that he carried were tied up in a blue cotton handkerchief. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

Edith Wharton As she looked up and down it, from lawyer Royall’s faded red house at one end to the white church at the other, she pitilessly took its measure. Summer by Edith Wharton [1917]

Guy de Maupassan The firmamental conflagration faded away, and the soft night spread its shadows over the earth. Yvette by Guy de Maupassan

Rafael Sabatini He vanished into the darkness of a doorway, and crouched there to wait until those footsteps should have faded again into the distance. The Plague of Ghosts by Rafael Sabatini

The following Sunday we were all in our places early, and sure enough, Maitland, who came in more like a conquering hero than ever, was wearing a faded yellow rose in his buttonhole. The Romance of His Life by Mary Cholmondeley [1921]

Sleeker tried to induce the great queen to speak, but he could get nothing from her and he said she just looked at him with grave and solemn eyes before she faded away. The Dark Mill Stream by Arthur Gask [1947]

Henry James Beatrice and Muriel were mystified; the prospect of going out immensely had faded so utterly away. The Marriages by Henry James [1891]

The last red glow of the setting sun had faded from the ancient roofs and chimney stacks, and down in the narrow court the shades of evening had begun to gather in nooks and corners. The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman [1911]

Arthur Conan Doyle If hers had faded also it might have been easier. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

H. G. Wells See?” His “See?” faded into a profound silence. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

Benjamin Disraeli Gradually that rosy tint became a bright violet, and then faded into purple. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

E. Phillips Oppenheim All other memories faded away. The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1920]

Thomas Wolfe The leaves looked faded now, and dusty. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Abraham Merri The blue priest seemed but a wisp of wind-drawn smoke that, even as he looked, faded through the bronze and vanished! Kenton heard the murmur of many voices, muffled, vague. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

Kate Chopin The conditions of her life were in no way changed, but her whole existence was dulled, like a faded garment which seems to be no longer worth wearing. The Awakening by Kate Chopin

Before the charms of sweet Virginia ham, fresh eggs, hot muffins, and super-excellent coffee, Drayton’s misery and humiliation strangely faded into the background of consciousness. The Heads of Cerberus by Francis Stevens

There was the oak-panelled arm-chair, the tallboy, the bed with the faded cherry-coloured hangings. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Thomas Wolfe The carpet that covered the floor with its pattern of old, faded green showed long use without apology. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Arthur Conan Doyle As the light faded and the greys of evening deepened into darkness, Kate sat patiently in her bare little room. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Virginia Woolf The paint had so faded that very little but the beautiful large eyes were left, dark in the surrounding dimness. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

Then as suddenly all faded away—the child in her arms was gone as a shadow; her tears congealed, her heart was cramped, and a voice spoke within her: “It is not, because you would not. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

Sinclair Lewis The late-afternoon glow over the piled hill of Naples faded to misty blue. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

Charles Dickens He wore a blue uniform coat, rather white at the seams, and a silver medal with a faded ribbon on his breast. The Haunted House by Charles Dickens [1859]

D. H. Lawrence He wore his leather gaiters and khaki breeches as usual, and a faded blue shirt. St Mawr by D. H. Lawrence

James Joyce In Clohissey’s window a faded 1860 print of Heenan boxing Sayers held his eye. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Sinclair Lewis The pale snow, the prickles of old stubble, and the clumps of ragged brush faded into a gray obscurity. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

H. Rider Haggard Presently, however, something of the same change passed over his face that we see in the sky when a cloud passes over the sun; the light faded out of it. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

John Galsworthy Over the cottage piano a violet dust-sheet, faded almost to grey, was spread, and on it the first lavender, whose scent filled the room. Indian Summer of a Forsyte by John Galsworthy

William Makepeace Thackeray Not Palmyra — not the Russell Institution in Great Coram Street — presents a more melancholy appearance of faded greatness. The Irish Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

A large four-poster bed with faded red hangings occupied most of the room, placed a little unevenly on the crooked wooden floor. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Wilkie Collins After a while the stream and the landscape about it faded, and you faded with them, into darkness. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

It was no longer a faded spinster that she saw, but a dazzling lady, gorgeously dressed as it seemed to her, and of a remarkable beauty. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

Victor Hugo Before this woman, full of enigmas, all else faded away in his mind. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

In that cycle of misery which he had endured, these things and the memory of them had faded from him as completely as if they had been obliterated by the passage of a century. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

She was an elderly and faded person, very tall and painfully thin, but aristocratic to the highest degree. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

George Gissing He did not light his lamp, but sat in the dim afterglow till it faded through dusk into dark. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

Olaf Stapledon But he smoked a cigarette, and she bore aloft a faded Japanese sunshade. Collected Stories by Olaf Stapledon

Charles Dickens The comely beauty of youth had faded away entirely; she was, as I have said, homely looking, plain featured, but with a clean skin, and pleasant, frank eyes. The Haunted House by Charles Dickens [1859]

He was soiled and tarnished and had drunk of many a forbidden cup, regarding love as a flower that faded soon and should be changed often. The Hangman’s Knot by Arthur Gask [1935]

Chests-of-drawers, bedroom chairs, faded wallpaper, a bed not yet made, and a jerry under the bed — all exactly as it had been lived in, except that one wall was gone. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

E. Phillips Oppenheim The memory of Owston’s menacing words faded away. The Amazing Judgment by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Close ahead they faded away suddenly, and the sight lost itself in a grey void. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

Virginia Woolf When the sun shone, as it did with unusual brightness that Christmas week, it revealed much that was faded and not altogether well-kept-up in Stogdon House and its grounds. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

William Makepeace Thackeray Their ambassadors would meekly remonstrate, and with faded grins make allusions to the feeling of despair occasioned by the absence of the beloved works of art. Roundabout Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1860-63]

Marjorie Bowen The next second the glory faded and was gone, leaving the world cold and grey. The Viper of Milan by Marjorie Bowen [1906]

Willa Cather Walls and ceiling alike were covered with a yellow paper which had once been very ugly, but had faded into inoffensive neutrality. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather [1925]

A faded lily that has had all its beauty washed out of it. The Mystery of Jessy Page by Ellen Wood [1871]

At the turn of morning a gentle sigh from the patient attracted me, the burning spot on his cheek faded — his pulse beat softly and regularly — torpor yielded to sleep. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Rafael Sabatini She on her side continued immovable until Ali’s footsteps had faded in the distance. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

So sang they till their eyes did meet, And faded fear and shame; More bold he grew, and she more sweet, Until they sang the same. Poems by the Way by William Morris [1891]

Raoul found the garden-gate open, and rode straight in, without regarding the long arms, raised in anger, of an old man dressed in a jacket of violet-colored wool, and a large cap of faded velvet. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

From a distance the crowd looked like a chalky smear of neutral hue composed chiefly of faded blue and dingy gray. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Kellogg was a man of about forty, stout and well-kept, with a faded wife of about the same age. My Life and Loves by Frank Harris

Frances Hodgson Burnett The flush had faded from her eye-lids and bloomed in delicious rose on her cheeks. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Willa Cather Bartley makes me feel a faded monochrome. Alexander’s Bridge by Willa Cather [1912]

Olaf Stapledon Beside my course, on every side, the colors faded into the normal white of the sky’s familiar diamonds. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

This is a man, old and wrinkled, faded and withered, and not a maiden, as you say he is. Tales from Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb

Arthur Conan Doyle Its shoulders were humped, and round them were draped what appeared to be a faded gray shawl. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

At the close of day they regularly bathed in the river below, and the next morning seemed busy in renewing the faded colours of their faces. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

Edith Wharton On the floor was a carpet with a design of large flower wreaths and bows and loops of faded green. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

Wilkie Collins Miss Darnaway (officer’s daughter with small means) is the exact opposite of Miss Plym. She is thin and tall and faded — poor soul. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

Within and without her heart there was nothing but emptiness; the world around her, the usual thoughts of each hour, the consciousness of life itself, had all faded into darkness. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

Kate Chopin The spell was soon over, and Mrs. Pontellier could not help wondering if there were not a little imagination responsible for its origin, for the rose tint had never faded from her friend’s face. The Awakening by Kate Chopin

Willa Cather The brick wall behind them, faded almost pink by the burning of successive summers, took on a carnelian hue at night. Obscure Destinies by Willa Cather [1932]

Marjorie Bowen There they lay, faded by the heat, amid the broken jar, and Graziosa looked with unseeing eyes, and picked them up mechanically. The Viper of Milan by Marjorie Bowen [1906]

H. G. Wells I do not think my mother ever had a new idea after she left Miss Riley’s school; her ideas faded out, that was all. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

E. Phillips Oppenheim It was there that I was sitting with my head bowed in my hands—yes, there is a faded violet still upon the tablecloth which must have fallen from the bunch she was wearing. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

There was an old-fashioned work-table, with a faded red silk well, beside the open window. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Ford Madox Ford She stood, thin, a little rigid, a little flushed, faded and a little as it were at bay. A Man Could Stand Up by Ford Madox Ford [1926]

Charles Kingsley Ask me no more: what answer should I give? I love not hollow cheek or faded eye: Yet, O my friend, I will not have thee die! Ask me no more, lest I should bid thee live; Ask me no more. Tennyson by Charles Kingsley

Andrew Lang Sighing weariedly, as one Who sits and gazes on a faded fire, When all the goodlier guests are past away, Sat their great umpire, looking o’er the lists. Alfred Tennyson by Andrew Lang

Louisa May Alcott Four little keys hung side by side, With faded ribbons, brave and gay When fastened there, with childish pride, Long ago, on a rainy day. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

E. Phillips Oppenheim There was linoleum upon the floor in place of carpet, linoleum sparsely covered with a faded rug. The Amazing Partnership by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1914]

William Blake All night beneath the ruins, then their sullen flames faded emerge round the gloomy King. 18. The Marriage of Heaven and Hell by William Blake [1790-93]

Oscar Wilde The sky above was like a faded rose. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Then slowly it faded out, faded back into that impenetrable darkness whence it had come — taking relentlessly its modicum of youth. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

The feminine pinky hue in his cheeks faded suddenly, and left them white. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Edith Wharton The house was old Mrs. Wyant’s, a faded derelict habitation in a street past which fashion and business had long since flowed. Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton [1927]

Sinclair Lewis He mastered enough book-learning to teach district school for two terms; then, when he was only eighteen, a great-hearted pity for faded little Lena Wesselius moved him to marry her. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

Edith Wharton The ink has faded to the same degree. The Descent of Man and other stories by Edith Wharton [1903]