Phrases with "fallen"

H. Rider Haggard One hour more and I should have fallen on them and killed them, for I have had no meat, and hunger makes me mad. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

Arthur Conan Doyle To avoid their wrangling I moved some little way apart, and was seated smoking upon the trunk of a fallen tree, when Lord John strolled over in my direction. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

He would take her hand and seat himself by her side on such or such a fallen tree or rough rustic bench where she was wont to sit in her solitude. The Infidel by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1900]

Ford Madox Ford Oh, poor mother! A horrible man in uniform looked at her hatefully, with piercing, hollow, black eyes in a fallen away face. A Man Could Stand Up by Ford Madox Ford [1926]

Henry Fielding The gentleman lately arrived discovered a great deal of emotion at the distress of this poor creature, whom he observed to be fallen not into the most compassionate hands. The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews and his friend Mr Abraham Adams by Henry Fielding

John Lewis Burckhard Some rain had fallen here in the winter, and water was therefore met with in several ponds among the rocks. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

After long watching, he had unwillingly fallen into a sleep. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

If life had been a Haymarket comedy, and the entrances and exits arranged by Mr. Buckstone himself, it could have fallen out no better than this. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Anna Katherine Green The gentle Reuther in that hour of dire extremity, showed herself stronger than her mother who had fallen in a faint amid the crowd. Dark Hollow by Anna Katherine Green

George Eliot She had not been weaving flowers or doing anything else: she had only been looking on as usual, and as usual had fallen asleep. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

John Lewis Burckhard A few of these trees likewise grow at Mekka. Some rain had fallen here lately, and the ground was, in many parts, tilled. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

H. Rider Haggard But she was quick of sympathy, and had learned to read him like an open page, and before his lips had fairly fallen on her own she knew that things had gone amiss. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

Anthony Trollope On one evening she was so sitting till the July sun had fallen and hidden himself for the night, when her father came upon her as he returned from one of his rambles on the moor. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

It was a bell, a fallen bell, and the place before him must have been a chapel. Greenmantle by John Buchan

No rain having fallen in any part of the country in sufficient quantity to cause vegetation for upwards of two years, all the inhabitants were reduced nearly to a state of starvation. Ralph Rashleigh by James Tucker

Wilkie Collins Would it be well to look in, and make sure that he had only fallen asleep again? She hesitated once more — she was still hesitating, when Hester Dethridge appeared from the kitchen. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Arthur Conan Doyle You may put what words you will into my mouth, but you cannot help remembering——” I stopped, for the woman’s head had fallen back, and she had fainted. The Parasite by Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

Willa Cather The guns must have been pounding away at the same range for a long while; the ground was worked and kneaded until it was soft as dough, though no rain had fallen for a week. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

This was the first time that the balmy dew of praise had fallen upon Lecoq’s vanity, and it greatly delighted him, although he modestly replied: “Nonsense, you are too kind, papa. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

Arthur Conan Doyle My father had fallen over one of the deep chalk-pits which abound in the neighbourhood, and was lying senseless, with a shattered skull. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

H. G. Wells There was an old man bending down in a ditch doing something to a fallen sheep and he became a hunched, bent, and heavy-jawed savage. The Croquet Player by H. G. Wells [1936]

G. K. Chesterton But the statesmen of this buried state were spoken of with an air of calm familiarity, that made her feel as if she had fallen from the moon. The Return of Don Quixote by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

F. Scott Fitzgerald But in the new silence I felt that silence had fallen within the house too. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Wilkie Collins As soon as she could speak, she thanked God her brother was found, and had fallen into kind hands. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Anthony Trollope They began their work with two guides leading them, but before the first day was over one of them had fallen back to the side of Mrs. Arkwright, for she was unable to sit on her mule without support. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

Robert Green Ingersoll But the moment they got over, they heard a crash, and, looking back, discovered that this narrow neck of land had fallen into the sea. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Ten minutes later our anchor was at the cathead, and we were steaming slowly down the river, and I had begun one of the most extraordinary voyages it has ever fallen to the lot of man to undertake. Dr Nikola’s Experiment by Guy Boothby [1899]

George Gissing At last the burden had fallen from him; the foolish secret was blown abroad; once more he could look the world in the face, bidding it think of him what it would. Will Warburton by George Gissing [1903]

The cap had fallen off, and the hair was breaking loose. Greenmantle by John Buchan

Joseph Furphy And, indeed, it was scarcely fair of Dogberry, when his own soft thing had fallen through, to make Jim cover his dignified retreat. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

The three red chaps had fallen flat, face down on the shore, as though they had been shot dead. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad [1899]

Anthony Trollope Then Lady Tringle explained that it had been thought better not to say anything heretofore as to the coming matrimonial hilarities because of the sadness which had fallen upon the Dormer family. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

Arthur Machen But the room was full of horror; I felt my teeth grinding as I put my hand on the door, and when I went in, I thought I should have fallen fainting to the floor. The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen

He will have fallen asleep waiting for me, or else he will have returned home, where he will have learned that a woman had been there. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Foxley, with O’Leary in his arms, next got on a fallen tree and called out to his confederates above to tighten the rope. Ralph Rashleigh by James Tucker

Wilkie Collins Mistress Inchbare looked at her, with the exact measure of compassionate interest which she might have shown if she had been looking at a stray dog who had fallen footsore at the door of the inn. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Towards the end of his career, at the moment of reaching the goal, like the patrician Fuscus, he had made a false step upon a plank, and had fallen into the sea. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

E. F. Benson Georgie had gone so far as to confess that he knew, but the most pathetic appeals as to the owner’s identity had fallen on obdurate, if not deaf, ears. Queen Lucia by E. F. Benson [1920]

These are the shadows of mighty men who come here to see you die in the Place of Prayer.” Cleves’s head had fallen back, but his eyes were open. The Slayer of Souls by Robert W. Chambers [1920]

Anthony Trollope Having fallen into the common scrape — having been pleased by her prettinesses and clevernesses and women’s ways — I did as so many other men have done. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

Henry Handel Richardson He did so, with such effect that, had he not caught it, her violin would have fallen to the floor. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

They lifted the body, and found that it was the Baron de Pradines. Then they wrapped it in his cloak, and picked up the musket, which had fallen beside him on the grass. All-Saints' Eve by Amelia B. Edwards

This will also meet the other circumstance of his having, perhaps, fallen under the suspicions of one . I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni

Edgar Rice Burroughs A fallen log gave me an instant’s advantage, for climbing upon it I leaped to another a few paces farther on, and in this way was able to keep clear of the mush that carpeted the surrounding ground. At the Earth’s Core by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1914]

Jonathan Swif His famous lying porter is fallen sick, and they think he will die: I wish I had all my half-crowns again. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

Bram Stoker I suppose I must have fallen asleep. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

William Harrison Ainsworth I advanced towards him; he shrank backwards, and, but for the timely aid of his companion, would have fallen upon the pavement. A Night's Adventure in Rome by William Harrison Ainsworth

Lucy Maud Montgomery She was leaning out to pick water lilies and if Mr. Andrews hadn’t caught her by her sash just in the nick of time she’d fallen in and prob’ly been drowned. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

At Ejéné, the second of two landing-places evidently leading to farms, we transferred ourselves to canoes, our boat being arrested by a fallen tree. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

You’ve fallen into a position that any man in London might envy, and you don’t seem to have the smallest capability of appreciating your good luck. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

Robert Louis Stevenson I am in debt; my pockets are practically empty; and, in short, I am fallen to that state when a considerable sum of money would prove to many men an irresistible temptation. The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson

George Meredith In appearance, he had the likeness of a fallen parson. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

For some days he had been the old Charles—tender, whimsical, gallant, the Charles with whom, at a time when every girl is in love with love, she had alack! fallen in love. Studies in Love and Terror by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

Arthur Conan Doyle He has rushed about the moor in a crazy state and eventually fallen over here and broken his neck. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle [1902]

Edward Bellamy What astonishes me most is that you should have fallen into the trap so unsuspectingly. Looking Backward From 2000 to 1887 by Edward Bellamy

This case he connected with the story of an ancient family fallen from its high estate and dwelling in provincial surroundings. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

Henry Kingsley A few days before this William and the priest had fallen out; and Mackworth, appealing, had been told with the greatest kindness and politeness by Cuthbert that he could not interfere. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

Theodore Dreiser The idea!” She was greatly irritated to think that she had fallen into this trap; it was really disgraceful of Lester. “I wouldn’t be so haughty about it,” he declared, his colour rising. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

William Hope Hodgson She was not sitting in the chair, but had fallen out, and was lying upon the floor, face downwards. The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson

Anthony Trollope His cheeks had fallen in since George had seen him, and his jaw hung low, and gave a sad, thoughtful look to his face, in which also there was an expression of considerable pain. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

Arthur Machen But from Dr. Wood’s description of the wretched man’s appearance one understands how utterly unexpected was the crushing blow that had fallen upon him. The Secret Glory by Arthur Machen

Peterson’s complaint was that he had told Alfred he was in love with Julia, and Alfred had gone directly and fallen in love with her just to cut him out. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Washington Irving The aunts, who were deeply versed in the mysteries of the heart, declared that they had fallen in love with each other at first sight. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

When Mongan saw these cows, he fell in love with them as he had never fallen in love with anything before. Irish Fairy Tales by James Stephens

I only waited to allow Jimmy a little sleep, or else he would have fallen off his horse, and caused more delay. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

The dusk had fallen when they reached the house. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Thomas Hardy Darkness had now fallen without, but she put her face to the pane as though to peer into the gloom. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

At last they burst through the edge of the forest into the open country and vanished as if they had fallen over a cliff. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

His master had fallen asleep, and was sleeping more peacefully than he had done for some time. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Jules Verne My glass, fallen from his hands, had rolled at his feet. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

Willa Cather She had found a bathing-pool with a sand bottom, where the creek was damned by fallen trees. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Anthony Trollope There had, too, fallen upon her in these her married days a certain fixed dreary dowdiness. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

E. T. A. Hoffmann But listen as he would, all remained still as the grave, and so he was obliged to conclude that the sound which had fallen upon his ears was the delusion of a dream. The Entail by E. T. A. Hoffmann

Charles Dickens I came to the Turnpike, and I found it, in its silent way, eloquent respecting the change that had fallen on the road. The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens [1860]

Jules Verne It seemed, indeed, as though of all present Joam Garral was the only one whom this fearful thunderbolt, which had fallen so unexpectedly on his head, had failed to overwhelm. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne [1881]

Caroline Lamb Calantha thought that madness had fallen upon his mind, and wept to think that talents such as his were darkened and shrouded over by so heavy a calamity. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

Benjamin Disraeli Seizing his lantern, which had fallen out of his hand, Essper escaped through the stable door and rushed into the house. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

Remember that I am thy creature; I ought to be thy Adam, but I am rather the fallen angel, whom thou drivest from joy for no misdeed. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

H. G. Wells But if we take the death-rates of these two periods we find that they have fallen also. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

Anna Katherine Green And, sirs, believe me or not, had it not been for the refuge afforded by that narrow space behind the pedestal, I think I should have fallen headlong to the floor. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

One of her hands on her lap moved slightly as though his words had fallen there and she had thrown them off on the floor. Tales of Unrest by Joseph Conrad [1898]

The Paris slums are a gathering-place for eccentric people—people who have fallen into solitary, half-mad grooves of life and given up trying to be normal or decent. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

D. H. Lawrence The man’s mouth was fallen back, slightly open under the cover of the moustache. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

At the same time, a bed-staff was thrown at the minister, which hit him on the leg, but so favourably, that a lock of wool could not have fallen more softly. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Indeed, it is my opinion he would have fallen to the ground had not Walworth upheld him on one side, the coxswain of the boat which had brought him doing the same upon the other. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]

George Gissing The soldier had fallen back on to the seat, and was grinning inanely; the drovers were enjoying the joke beyond measure. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

I had taken in a much less formidable young lady than might have fallen to my lot. The Amateur Cracksman by E. W. Hornung [1899]

Caroline Lamb The victim of his first attachment had fallen a prey to the revengeful jealousy of an incensed husband; but her death was not more sudden, more secret, than that of the tyrant who had destroyed her. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

A growth of wiry bushes sprang thickly between the large fragments of fallen rocks. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Elizabeth Gaskell Papa is harassed day and night; we have little peace, he is always sick; has two or three times fallen down in fits; what will be the ultimate end, God knows. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

Geoffrey Chaucer This mirrour eek, that I have in myn hond, Hath swich a myght, that men may in it see Whan ther shal fallen any adversitee Unto your regne, or to yourself also, And openly who is your freend, or foo. The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

The only change in my lady’s attitude was that her head had fallen a little lower. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

H. Rider Haggard Everything had, he reflected, fallen out as he wished. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

Sinclair Lewis The newly plowed fields were black banners fallen on the distant slope. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Bram Stoker I tried it harder, and found that it was not really locked, but that the resistance came from the fact that the hinges had fallen somewhat, and the heavy door rested on the floor. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

Well, he wasn’t interested in Amy Robsart. He didn’t care how she had fallen down stairs, or why. The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

He clasped his little violin tight to his heart, and then the blood that had fallen into it trickled out and ran down his shirt, staining it—upon the bedclothes, staining them. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

John Donne I am fallen into the hands of God with David, and with David I see that his mercies are great. Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions and severall steps in my Sicknes by John Donne

Edgar Allan Poe The reviewer has fallen into what we conceive the error of citing, by themselves, (that is to say insulated from the context) such verses as The night-wind with a desolate moan swept by. Criticism by Edgar Allan Poe

Jules Verne Fortunately, this cone inclined to the north, and had fallen upon the plain of sand and tufa stretching between the volcano and the sea. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Robert Louis Stevenson If the other donkey had had the heart of a male under his hide, he would have fallen upon me tooth and hoof; and this was a kind of consolation — he was plainly unworthy of Modestine’s affection. Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes by Robert Louis Stevenson

The coachman, his singing silenced, was perched skywards, fallen almost on to the horses’ backs, his thick legs dangling. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

But the crafty Lunet persuades her mistress to swear that if the Knight of the Lion, who has fallen at variance with his lady, will come to the rescue, she will do all she can to reconcile the pair. The English Novel by George Saintsbury [1913]

D. H. Lawrence She was lost, fallen right away. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

He was quite a pleasant fellow, and very curious to learn how I’d found out that he’d fallen asleep that night. The Master Spy by Arthur Gask [1936]

Henry Handel Richardson The four of them were out for their morning walk, and sat resting on a fallen tree. Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

Victor Hugo These shoes had fallen from the dead man. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

H. G. Wells Only ragged vestiges of glass remained in its windows, and great sheets of the green facing had fallen away from the corroded metallic framework. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells [1896]

H. G. Wells Yet this strangest of all things that ever came to earth from outer space must have fallen while I was sitting there, visible to me had I only looked up as it passed. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells [1898]

Edith Wharton In the streets dusk had fallen and a lamp flared under the arch of the inn before which the travellers halted. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

Thomas Paine Had America been conquered, she might have been parcelled out in grants to the favorites at court, but no share of it would have fallen to you. The American Crisis by Thomas Paine

After the death of Manuel Comnenus, the Greek empire had fallen a prey to intestine divisions. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Arthur Conan Doyle I knew that none had fallen since the evening before, and also that there had been a strong frost to preserve impressions. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Greatly to his family’s relief, the Dean had never fallen back into that dreadful depression which had once held him and which no one had ever been able to account for. His Prey was Man by Arthur Gask [1942]

It was clear she had fallen on the evil ways of bettered fortune — bettered, alas! for the worse. A Stable for Nightmares by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

H. G. Wells Most of us now had lost the first speed of the chase, and had fallen into a longer and steadier stride. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells [1896]

The king goes back with a face of sympathy to Maria, who has fallen to the floor. Familiar Spanish Travels by William Dean Howells

Charles Stur He had again been successful in finding a large supply of water in the Rocky Gully, and thought that rain must have fallen on the hills. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

George Gissing Was there no hope for her for ever, nothing but the grave to rest her tired heart? Why had fate dealt with her so cruelly? She looked round and saw none upon whom had fallen a curse so unrelieved. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

She waited a little while, then sank on the rough stone seat hewn out of a fallen rock where he had sat. Signa by Ouida

Maria Edgeworth Every body sympathized with the generous victor, who immediately assisted his fallen adversary to rise, and offered his hand in token of reconciliation. The Good Aunt by Maria Edgeworth

Maria Edgeworth But soon, fallen trees, and lopped branches, dragged many a rood and then left there, made it difficult to pass. Helen by Maria Edgeworth

Do you call that proper behavior? Is that the sort of trick to play a friend of thirty years’ standing?” Burle, who had fallen back in his chair, was livid; his limbs shook as if with ague. Captain Burle by Émile Zola

Benjamin Disraeli In many parts the parapet wall was broken, in some even the pathway was almost impassable from the masses of fallen stone, and the dangerous fissures. The Rise of Iskander by Benjamin Disraeli [1834]

William Hope Hodgson Slowly, I began to grow bewildered, as the thought came to me that it lay just about where I must have fallen when the chair collapsed. The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson

William Makepeace Thackeray If I had not fallen so soft, I don’t know what might have been the consequence of the collusion. Burlesques by William Makepeace Thackeray

Henry Handel Richardson Her mouth had fallen half open through fear, and she did not shut it all the time she was on view. The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson

His cap had fallen off and his lovely, rippling fair hair lay spread about over the gravel in every direction. Mademoiselle de Maupin by Théophile Gautier [1835]

Walter Scott Auchtermuchty had only fallen into company with an idle knave like himself, and a stoup of aquavitae between them. The Abbot by Walter Scott [1820]

Oscar Wilde There the Duchess sat down on a fallen pillar, while her husband lay at her feet smoking a cigarette and looking up at her beautiful eyes. The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde [1887]

Bram Stoker There was a sort of scratching or flapping at the window, but I did not mind it, and as I remember no more, I suppose I must have fallen asleep. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

F. Scott Fitzgerald The slide had fallen and the plush curtain trembled. All the Sad Young Men by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1926]

D.H. Lawrence Yet I dared not touch the fallen body of the Christ, that lay on its back in so grotesque a posture at the foot of the post. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

Jules Verne They spoke hopefully to the young Grants, and Michael said: “Harry Grant has evidently fallen into the hands of natives, since he has not turned up at any of the settlements on the coast. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

Anthony Trollope Caldigate, when he left his wife that he might stroll about the place after the dusk had fallen, told himself again and again that the thunderbolt had certainly fallen now. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

The swaying and switching of the slender-branched and ever-sighing trees with the courageous notes of homing birds had created the curious melody with which my reading had fallen into tune. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

Robert Louis Stevenson The lantern had fallen and gone out. The Pavilion on the Links by Robert Louis Stevenson

Anthony Trollope Sir John was a discontented, cross old man, who had succeeded greatly in early life, having been for nearly twenty years in Parliament, but had fallen into adversity in his older days. Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope [1865]

I thought Mameluke would have fallen twice, and it was such thick darkness along Cat Bells that it was God’s miracle we were not in the lake. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Jack London She leaned heavily against me, and I do believe that she had fallen asleep again between the arm-chair and the state-room. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

Edgar Allan Poe The scarabaeus hung quite clear of any branches, and, if allowed to fall, would have fallen at our feet. The Gold-Bug by Edgar Allan Poe

When she was down he kicked her in a business-like, methodical fashion, then picked up the parcel which had fallen from her grasp. A Second Coming by Richard Marsh [1900]

George Borrow Two or three had fallen into the snare. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

Simply pausing at the gate to cast one glance at the tree and its fallen limb, he made his way to the front door. Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green

Anthony Hope Her eye had fallen on Rudolf Rassendyll. He knew her: she was no less a person than the wife of Helsing the chancellor; his was the house at which the carriage had stopped. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

Andrew Lang The whole court wept with joy at the sight, and Toupette ran up to Cornichon, who had fallen down in his surprise, promising to pay him long visits, and tell him of all her balls and water parties. The Grey Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

The fallen trunks of trees were a likely place for beetles, and as I had brought a lantern with me, I stayed to examine them whilst Velasquez rode on to get some food ready. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

You say, then, that the Guardsmen sought a quarrel with the Musketeers?” “I say that it is probable that things have fallen out so, but I will not swear to it, sire. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Susanna Rowson Virtue never appears so amiable as when reaching forth her hand to raise a fallen sister. Charlotte Temple by Susanna Rowson [1791]

James Clerk Maxwell The perplexing duty of choosing a subject has not, however, fallen to me. Five of Maxwell’s Papers by James Clerk Maxwell

E. Phillips Oppenheim The slippers had fallen away from his feet, disclosing thick, crumpled, woollen socks. The Lion and the Lamb by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1930]

George Gissing That Buckland should have fallen in love with her, even after Sylvia, was easily understood; it seemed likely that she would make him as good a wife as he could ever hope to win. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

A curtain had fallen upon all the wreck and ruin of the past, and they could hear the soft, mysterious music that was to be the prelude of a new act in life’s drama. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Rudyard Kipling He fancied he must have fallen over the cliff while stalking a fern on a rotten tree-trunk, and that his coolies must have stolen his baggage and fled. Plain Tales from the Hills by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

However, there had been that noise — the why and the how of it? Of course in the dark he might have fallen into the bath, but that wouldn’t have been a faint noise. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

This was the first really great trouble which had fallen on Mark Frettlby, and he seemed stunned by it. The Mystery of a Hansom Cab by Fergus Hume

John Galsworthy Look at Dornford! He’s fallen for Dinny completely. Over the River by John Galsworthy

Bram Stoker That they were of cheery and hopeful spirit was shown by the fact that as a rule they married again soon after the dark cloud of bereavement had fallen on them. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

Those gray shapes he had glimpsed were the fallen stones and broken walls of some old, ruined building. The Heads of Cerberus by Francis Stevens

George Gissing Morphew had kept his promise to quit the garret in Chelsea, but what was since become of him Harvey knew not; the project of their going together into Wales had, of course, fallen through. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Robert Louis Stevenson In half an hour the wind had fallen to a breeze, and the change was accompanied or caused by a heavy, cold, and plumping rain. The Merry Men by Robert Louis Stevenson

What was to be done? — what was to be done? It seemed as if a great darkness had suddenly fallen upon us, and could never again be lifted. A Hunt by Moonlight by Ellen Wood [1868]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu Poor, miserable, fallen human nature, it is capable of anything. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]

There, did he understand? Then in an excited tone of voice he yelled: “Etienne! Etienne!” The youngster had fallen asleep on the table. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

James Joyce His soul was not there to hear and greet it and he knew now that the exhortation he had listened to had already fallen into an idle formal tale. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

It was as if a lump of lead had fallen overboard. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Elizabeth Gaskell So passed the Christmas evening in the Upclose Farm. The snow had fallen heavily over the dark waving moorland before the day of the funeral. Lizzie Leigh by Elizabeth Gaskell [1855]

Edith Wharton As they did so a crash broke the silence, and the startled devotees saw that the ducal diadem had fallen from the Madonna’s head. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

Edgar Allan Poe I really thought he would have fallen into convulsions. The Purloined Letter by Edgar Allan Poe

Henry rushed at Maurevel, but the latter had fallen again, and the king’s sword pierced only a dead body. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

Virginia Woolf In truth, she had fallen sufficiently into his trap to feel uncomfortably roused and disturbed and unable to proceed on the lines laid down for herself. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

E. Phillips Oppenheim She was a princess, but of a fallen House; he was a nobleman of the most powerful country in the world. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

George Elio But what is that lying among the dank leaves on the path three yards before her? Good God! it is he — lying motionless — his hat fallen off. Mr. Gilfil’s Love Story by George Elio

Arthur Conan Doyle It was always his endeavour, poor soul, to keep us clear of the curse which had fallen upon his own unfortunate head. The Mystery of Cloomber by Arthur Conan Doyle [1889]

Gaston Leroux Everything led to the presumption that these drops of blood had fallen from the wound of the man who had, for a moment, placed his red hand on the wall. Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux [1907]

G. K. Chesterton Cruel Assyrian bas-reliefs ran along the sides of the passage; cruel Turkish swords and daggers glinted above and below them; the two were separated by ages and fallen civilizations. The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

G. K. Chesterton And then remember that we have actually fallen to talking about having the courage to live. George Bernard Shaw by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

You won’t give me away, whatever else you do!” Oh, his cleverness! His fiendish cleverness! Had he fallen back on threats, coercion, sneers, all might have been different even yet. The Amateur Cracksman by E. W. Hornung [1899]

He looked like a man on whom a lot had fallen to put some one to death,” said Lady Mardykes. “O, my poor Bale! my husband, my husband! he knew what it would be to me. The Haunted Baronet by J. Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

Rudyard Kipling One must have fallen by the way, for the bulwark-rails were smashed and bent and the side-plates bruised. The Day’s Work by Rudyard Kipling [1898]

B was ready with the flowers at the appointed time; but the price had fallen to three or four hundred florins, and A refused either to pay the difference or receive the tulips. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Anthony Trollope The Lincolnshire horse had chested the further bank, and of course had fallen back into the stream. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Arthur Conan Doyle If things had gone wrong with us and the place had fallen you would, I am sure, have freed me from any blame or responsibility. The Pot of Caviare by Arthur Conan Doyle [1908]

Algernon Blackwood The power of the newly fallen snow had caught him, proving it without effort. The Glamour of the Snow by Algernon Blackwood

Anthony Trollope Carry had gradually fallen into the way of doing her share of the daily work. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

Anatole France The curtain had fallen on Faust’s laboratory. The Red Lily by Anatole France [1894]

Anthony Trollope You do not think any longer of the friends who have fallen beside you; you only long to grapple with the enemy who are before you. La Vendée by Anthony Trollope

E. F. Benson Not twenty yards from me was a fallen tree, and leaning against the trunk of it was one of the denizens of the Horror–Horn, and it was a woman. The Horror-Horn by E. F. Benson

H. G. Wells Its value had fallen from about £20,000 to less than half that amount. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

They belonged to a man called Denburn. This man Denburn was a gentleman, they said, from London, fallen on evil days. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Elizabeth Von Arnim I often walk there in September, late in the evening, and sitting on a fallen tree listen fascinated to their angry cries. Elizabeth and her German Garden by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1898]

H. G. Wells The fallen aristocrat still clinging to his pointless distinction is surely the most pitiful creature of pretence in all this clamant universe. A Story of the Days To Come by H. G. Wells [1897]

Elizabeth Gaskell Then Daniel, by a sudden revulsion, gave up every hope; it never entered his mind that it could have fallen off by any accident. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

Anthony Trollope But Edith felt that all the danger had fallen to her lot. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Walter Besant It is approached by certain vaults now ruinous and partly fallen in, the entrance to which is itself half hidden by broken stones and briars, so that it looks like a broken hole in the wall. Dorothy Forster by Walter Besant [1884]

Abraham Merri So I told her there were too many ifs about the matter, and I was content that the dice had fallen as they had. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

Andrew Lang It seemed to the merchant very strange that no snow had fallen in the avenue, which was entirely composed of orange trees, covered with flowers and fruit. The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

T. E. Lawrence The others had fallen back up Wadi Yenbo for water. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

George Gissing In her aunt’s presence, she scarcely reflected upon it; she saw only a woman bound to her by natural affection, who had fallen into dire misfortune and wretchedness. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

G. K. Chesterton He had to look as if he had come flying across Europe on the magic carpet, or fallen a moment before from his paradise in the moon. The Flying Inn by G. K. Chesterton [1914]