Phrases with "fallen"

Arthur Conan Doyle In vain we combined our experiences and pieced together every word which had fallen from the lips of any inmate of Cloomber which might be supposed to bear directly or indirectly upon the subject. The Mystery of Cloomber by Arthur Conan Doyle [1889]

Wilkie Collins The sudden silence that had fallen upon me seemed to frighten her. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Guy de Maupassant The English girl had fallen upon me, and before I knew what I was doing, thinking that my last moment was come, I had caught her in my arms and kissed her cheek, her temple and her hair. The Wreck (L'Épave) by Guy de Maupassant [1886]

Anthony Trollope These little plots of his, which he had planned for the revelation of his secret without the acknowledgment of guilt, had all fallen to pieces as he attempted to execute them. Cousin Henry by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Might I draw a hope from this? Even the pins which had fallen from her hair were such as she wore when least adorned. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

Nathaniel Hawthorne They both leaned over the parapet, and gazed downward as earnestly as if some inestimable treasure had fallen over, and were yet recoverable. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

Jules Verne The natives are the chief obstacle in tropical regions, and I am well aware how many travellers have fallen victims to savages. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

The porter’s comprehensive vision surveyed the things that might be — the house fallen into evil repute by reason of this crime, and bereft of lodgers. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

It was my one thought now — though I knew that the woman who had fallen victim to her childish hate had loved me deeply and was well worth my avenging. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

Bram Stoker He reeled and would have fallen had we not caught him. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

Frances Hodgson Burnett When she awakened in the morning she realised that she must have fallen asleep as quickly as Robin had, for she remembered nothing after her head had touched the pillow. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

His bride had been one of a large family and the eldest daughter of a poor country doctor in Sussex. He had met her at a Hunt Ball and had fallen instantly in love with her. The Grave-digger of Monks Arden by Arthur Gask [1938]

Jules Verne She had, in fact, guessed the whole truth; she knew that the ice-wall had heeled over and fallen upon the island, and concluded that the boat was destroyed. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

That is the true secret of my captivity and, if it weren’t for that, Rosette and I would long ago have fallen out for good and all. Mademoiselle de Maupin by Théophile Gautier [1835]

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]

Virginia Woolf The tree had fallen the night he caught it. Jacob’s Room by Virginia Woolf [1920]

She sat down on the trunk of a fallen tree, and looked away. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

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]

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]

Wilkie Collins She would have fallen if Julian had not sprung forward and caught her. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

Sinclair Lewis And her panting breast told him that she, the daughter of the village magnate, had instantly fallen in love with him. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

George Meredith One day of boating on the upper reaches of the pastoral river, and walks in woods and golden meadows, was felicity fallen on earth, the ripe fruit of dreams. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

Henry Kingsley Then under the beetling crags, where the fern-trees began to feather up among the fallen boulders, the bushrangers turned like hunted wolves, and stood at bay. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

Thomas Hardy Joanna had prayed her usual prayer for the absent ones with more fervour and confidence than she had felt for months, and had fallen asleep about eleven. Life’s Little Ironies by Thomas Hardy

William Morris But meanwhile Birdalone had run to Viridis, who had fallen a dead weight aside of her horse, and lay half hanging by the bonds of her ankles. The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris [1897]

It was useless to start away from here with all the horses, without knowing how, or if any, rains had fallen out west. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

Abraham Merri A third had fallen under javelin and arrow. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

Arthur Conan Doyle In a few words she explained that she was travelling to Poland, and that her brother who had been her escort had fallen ill upon the way. The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1896]

Henry James Rome was doubtless a very amusing place in the days of Caligula, but it has sadly fallen off since. The American by Henry James [1877]

She was the first person to whom he appeared after his resurrection (Mark xvi, 9; John xx, 1, 11-18) The common belief that she was a fallen woman is destitute of the slightest foundation. The Doré Gallery of Bible Illustrations by Gustave Doré

H.P. Lovecraft Mixed with them were many tiny bones of ratsfallen members of the lethal army which closed the ancient epic. The Rats in the Walls by H.P. Lovecraft [1923]

William Hope Hodgson The few remaining pieces of glass, had long ago vanished; and, every now and then, a soft thud, and a little cloud of rising dust, would tell of some fragment of fallen mortar or stone. The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson

G. K. Chesterton By the middle of the nineteenth century this old austerity and actuality in the Puritan vision had fallen away into two principal lower forms. George Bernard Shaw by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

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

Jules Verne An immense quantity of snow had fallen during the whole of the storm, and the wind had massed it against the only elevation which the plain presented. A Winter Amid the Ice by Jules Verne [1874]

Jules Verne An extreme exhaustion now overcame Captain Nemo, who had fallen back upon the divan. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

You tell me you are sure that I cannot enjoy life in these melancholy haunts of a fallen majesty. The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1834]

Thomas Paine This ingratitude may suit a Tory, or the unchristian peevishness of a fallen Quaker, but none else. The American Crisis by Thomas Paine

Hurrell Froude, one of Keble’s pupils, was a clever young man to whom had fallen a rather larger share of self-assurance and intolerance than even clever young men usually possess. Eminent Victorians by Lytton Strachey

Rudyard Kipling The boys had finished their dinner and were fast asleep — one on a sofa, one in a long chair — their faces fallen back to the lines of their childhood. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

A. E. W. Mason Here one weak with starvation tripped and fell, and once fallen lay prone in a stolid despair, knowing that for him there would be no meal that day. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

The blight of futility that lies in wait for men’s speeches had fallen upon our conversation, and made it a thing of empty sounds. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

Henry James As a compromise, they sat down on a fallen log. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

Arthur Conan Doyle I was shocked by the change which had come over him, for his face which was naturally of a broad and massive mould, was now pinched and fallen in, while his hair seemed to me at least a shade whiter. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Robert Green Ingersoll A few gleams of happiness having fallen athwart the gloom of his life, he can say, heaven. The Gods by Robert Green Ingersoll

John Galsworthy The door of the dining-room was open, the gas turned low; a spirit-urn hissed on a tea-tray, and close to it a cynical looking cat had fallen asleep on the dining-table. The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

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]

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]

Dora’s head had fallen across her husband’s knees, her hands were clasped above the dark coils of her hair, in the self-abandonment of her agony. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

George Meredith The Bible was found by her side, as if it had fallen from the chair before which she knelt to read her last quickening verses, and had fallen with her. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

Charles Stur No rain had fallen since July, nor was there any present indication of a change. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

Andrew Lang Many hours had now passed since the girl had fallen down the well, and the sun was setting. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

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]

E. Phillips Oppenheim That letter had fallen into her hands; and she had given it over to my bitter enemy, the chief of the Italian police. To Win the Love He Sought by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1895]

Louisa May Alcott So held, John had waited with a womanly patience till the little hand relaxed its hold, and while waiting had fallen asleep, more tired by that tussle with his son than with his whole day’s work. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

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

Anthony Trollope He had allowed her to feel that he was only happy in her company, and he had gradually fallen into the habit of confiding to her in everything. Kept in the Dark by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Nothing could have been more unfortunate than that in this crisis of his career he should have fallen into intimacy with those hard-headed but coarse-minded men. Robert Burns by John Campbell Shairp [1879]

Originally consecrated to worship, the structure had, at the time of which we write, fallen into disuse. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Daniel Defoe Had I not yielded to see him again, the corrupt desire in him had worn off, and ’tis very probable he had never fallen into it with anybody else, as I really believe he had not done before. The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe [1683]

Thomas Hardy Below the castle precipice lay enormous blocks, which had fallen from it, and several of them were carved over with names and initials. The Well-Beloved by Thomas Hardy [1897]

D. H. Lawrence It darted into some fallen corn, but he had seen it, and had fallen on it. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

Edgar Allan Poe When shall we find more magnificent passages than these? First queenly Asia, from the fallen thrones Of twice three thousand years Came with the woe a grieving Goddess owns Who longs for mortal tears. Criticism by Edgar Allan Poe

Robert Louis Stevenson The same day, and only a little after, we were scrambling over a part of the forest that had been burned, when Ballantrae, who was a little ahead, ducked suddenly behind a fallen trunk. The Master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson

But the straight was a long way from home and, even as we passed the fallen leaders I got a flashing glance of Bennett, the jockey of Celerity, up on his feet and stretching for his whip. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

Robert Louis Stevenson But there was Alan, standing as before; only now his sword was running blood to the hilt, and himself so swelled with triumph and fallen into so fine an attitude, that he looked to be invincible. Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson

Hai! Hai!” She wailed to herself softly, lamenting the lost possibilities of murder and mischief that could have fallen to her lot had she been mated with a congenial spirit. Almayer’s Folly by Joseph Conrad [1895]

Jonathan Swif Killaloe is removed to Raphoe, and he has a mind to have an order for the rents of Raphoe, that have fallen due since the vacancy, and he would have all stop till he has gotten that. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

The fallen trees, too, are the breeding-places of multitudes of beetles, whose larvae riddle them with holes. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

It could be nothing else but a cake of soap, and it had evidently fallen out of the youth’s overcoat pocket when he flung himself down on the seat. Beasts and Super-Beasts by Saki

It seemed as if this woman’s disdain for the plotting villain into whose power she had fallen absorbed every other feeling. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

John Lewis Burckhard The roof of the whole building has fallen in. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

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]

Then a dull bump, then a double crash and such a cursing as left no doubt that the second fellow had fallen plumb on top of the first. Mr. Justice Raffles by E. W. Hornung [1909]

They had also artillery, which had been taken from the little forts which had fallen before Pugatchéf. The Daughter of the Commandant by Aleksandr Pushkin

Arthur Machen Heavy rain had fallen in the night, and the garden rails were still dripping, the roofs still dark with wet, all down the line the dingy white blinds were drawn in the upper windows. The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen [1907]

I must have fallen into one of those cataleptic states that I had read of. The Death of Olivier Becaille by Émile Zola

The Statue, fallen from its marble base, Amidst the refuse leaves, and herbage rotten, Lay like the Idol of some bygone race, Its name and rites forgotten. The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood by with biographical introduction by William Michael Rossetti

I sat down on a fallen tree, moist and bleached, that crumbled under my touch, leaving a stale odour in the air. The Mystery of Choice by Robert W. Chambers [1896]

So out came the automatic again, and in the flash of a second the man had fallen with a bullet in his leg. The Vengeance of Larose by Arthur Gask [1939]

Wilkie Collins Here she remained, silent and out of sight, until the child had been quieted, and had fallen asleep in his mother’s arms, with one little pink, half-closed hand resting on her bosom. The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins [1857]

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]

Rudyard Kipling Infamous —— oh, infamous!” The two had fallen into step beside each other on the lawn, and Colonel Dabney was talking as one man to another. Stalky & Co. by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Ann Radcliffe Darkness had long fallen upon the earth when they reached the cottage, to which they were directed by a light that glimmered from afar among the trees. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

Wilkie Collins Having reported how the rector spoke, in the presence of the disaster which had fallen on the family, I have only to complete the picture by stating next what he did. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Pearl either saw and responded to her mother’s feelings, or herself felt the remoteness and intangibility that had fallen around the minister. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1850]

Fetch ye him from the hall where the warrior lieth, fallen in the blood, with mortal wounds. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

Jules Verne His companions searched in the darkness on the wall, in case the wind should have moved the ladder, and on the ground, thinking that it might have fallen down. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

George Gissing For Wilfrid seemed now very far away, and her love had fallen to the background; it was not the supreme motive of her being as hitherto. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

Guy de Maupassant As these trees were in bloom, their strong, sweet perfume filled the night, and swarming among their dark foliage I saw thousands of fireflies, which looked like seeds fallen from the stars. Julie Romain by Guy de Maupassant [1886]

The Spaniards, conceiving that they had fallen in with a tribe of Caribs, the only race in that part of the New World known to be cannibals, retreated precipitately to their vessel. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

James Joyce Steady, sullivans! Mannequins pause! Longtong’s breach is fallen down but Graunya’s spreed’s abroad. Finnegans Wake by James Joyce

The mare, now lying near the bottom of the gorge, had, I believe, fallen upon him, and then tumbled over. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

George Gissing If her own lot had fallen in such tranquil places! Two more days, and Alma received a reply to her invitation. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

She told Conn that the fame of his son Art had reached even the Many-Coloured Land, and that she had fallen in love with the boy. Irish Fairy Tales by James Stephens

George Meredith Odd to reflect on—they were the insubstantial but coveted wealth of the woman fallen upon poverty, ignoble poverty! She could not discard her wealth. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Nathaniel Hawthorne And finally — or else the sculptor’s hope and imagination deceived him — soft treads were audible upon the fallen leaves. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

Meanwhile she had fallen under the spell of her tutor, Edward Irving, and, as she, after much finesse and evasion, admitted, came to love him in earnest. Carlyle by John Nichol [1892]

She looks upon my relations as an exalted race of beings, and myself as a kind of fallen angel. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Wilkie Collins Lady Janet seemed, in her different way, to share the strange oppression that had fallen on him. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

We went up to him; he had apparently fallen asleep: we shook him — we made him sit up; we told him that he could not remain there, but he immediately flew into a furious rage. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

Of course, if you have fallen in love with him, my cake is burnt. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Margaret Oliphant His arms had fallen from his hands. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

They squeezed past a big Dutch armoire, from the top of which had fallen a marble torso of Hercules. Randal was now on familiar ground. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

D. H. Lawrence For the thought of his dead boys was bitter to him: and the thought of England fallen under the paws of smelly mongrels was bitterer still. The Ladybird by D. H. Lawrence

Richard Burton The reason why the Egyptian displayed so much philanthropy was that, had one of the party been lost, the survivors might have fallen into trouble. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

And they saw that the bandages had fallen from off her, and that her body was without scratch and blemish, round and whole. A Second Coming by Richard Marsh [1900]

John Lewis Burckhard The roof has fallen in, and fills up the interior. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

Pu Songling When he had just fallen asleep, he saw in a dream a young girl, fourteen or fifteen years old, her visage regular and pure. Strange Stories from the Lodge of Leisures by Pu Songling [1740]

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]

She must have fallen right on the injured arm. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

He had a more personal interest in this little lad than in his other scholars, remembering Antonia’s interest in the dead woman, her almost sisterly affection for that fallen sister. The Infidel by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1900]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The blow would certainly have fallen but for Wolfenden. He was the only person not wholly unprepared for something of the sort, and he was consequently not paralysed into inaction as were the others. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

Hiding her face in her hands, she lived again each agonized and exquisite moment she had lived through as there had fallen on her ears the words of James Mottram’s shamed confession. Studies in Love and Terror by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

Edgar Allan Poe That it has frequently, very frequently, so fallen will scarcely be denied by those who think. Tales of Illusion by Edgar Allan Poe

He had been guilty, in short, of every crime, social and political, that could be laid to the charge of a fallen favourite. Monsieur Maurice by Amelia B. Edwards [1873]

She opened the door, and then she cried, “He’s been—he’s been——” and before she could say the word “reprieved” she had fallen fainting at the other woman’s feet. The Story of Ivy by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1927]

A great deal of time was consumed by Lady Eversleigh in writing this letter, and the darkness had fallen long before it was finished. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

In some places they were obstructed by fallen trees. What I Saw of Shiloh by Ambrose Bierce [1881]

H. G. Wells She turned aside, and then she came to a fallen tree that she knew, with a noise of bees about it. A Story of the Stone Age by H. G. Wells [1897]

Andrew Lang Those of the household who were in the hall ran out, and Thorodd and his men sat down beside the fires, where they remained till they had fallen into ashes; then they went away again. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang

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. On Skulls by Robert Green Ingersoll

Anthony Trollope She was a stout, round-faced, healthy, meaningless woman, in whom ill-humour would not have developed itself unless idleness,—that root of all evil,—had fallen in her way. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

In an instant the subtle melancholy of things touched by decay had fallen on her in the sunshine; she was but a speck in the brilliant emptiness of space, already lonely, already desolate. Freya of the Seven Isles by Joseph Conrad [1911]

William Hope Hodgson Reaching the ruin, we clambered round it cautiously, and, on the further side, came upon a mass of fallen stones and rubble. The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson

Mother Coupeau’s green shawl, fallen from off a chair, was discovered in a corner, rolled up and trodden upon. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Sinclair Lewis When he stopped to rest on a fallen willow by the lake shore, she came trotting up to entertain him, as of old, by chasing her tail. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

The wind had fallen for the time being, and the surge of the tides below the rocks rose like the clamour of a mob. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

He sat down at last upon a fallen tree to wait for one who should presently come by that way. Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley [1889]

She could remember everything — every circumstance of her life, up to that evening when she had come home tired out from Mr Warburton’s house, and, presumably, fallen asleep in the conservatory. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

George Gissing Scarcely had quiet fallen upon the house—it was half an hour after midnight—when at the front door sounded a discreet but resolute knocking. The Town Traveller by George Gissing [1897]

George Eliot But the arms could not reach her: she had fallen down in a fainting-fit, and was carried out of court. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

George Gissing Carrie had soon fallen asleep, but into a sleep which was perpetually broken by tossings, mutterings, and occasional cries. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

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]

Henry Handel Richardson She did not care for animals, and the main charge of it would have fallen on her. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

E. Phillips Oppenheim Mr. Billingham, seated by his side, watched the shaft of sunlight which had found its way through the cobwebbed windows and had fallen upon the boy’s face. The Cafe of Terror by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1925]

H. G. Wells With an incredible rapidity the larger part of mankind has fallen again into warfare. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

Willa Cather After the funeral every man in the Company found some sympathetic woman to talk to about his fallen comrades. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

Victor Hugo And it had just fallen upon him. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Virginia Woolf His book had fallen on to the grass. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf [1927]

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]

Henry Handel Richardson And Henriette let herself be moved; she ceased to be angry, lost her readiness of tongue, and drooped her head till it touched the head of the child, fallen into a light sleep on her heart. Two Tales of Old Strasbourg by Henry Handel Richardson

While the Monks were busied in rooting out his virtues and narrowing his sentiments, they allowed every vice which had fallen to his share to arrive at full perfection. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I believe, even now, he is sincerely desirous of peace and amicable relations between our two countries, and yet something has fallen between us. The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1920]

D. H. Lawrence The darkness had fallen over London, and away below the lamps were white. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

Guy de Maupassant And he who had killed the fallen man, cutting the corpse into pieces, distributed it. The Horrible by Guy de Maupassant [1884]

I expect I must have fallen face downwards when I was pulled out of the car. The Dark Highway by Arthur Gask [1928]

James Joyce Where? He looked northward towards Howth. The sea had fallen below the line of seawrack on the shallow side of the breakwater and already the tide was running out fast along the foreshore. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

D. H. Lawrence A wounded man had run from the blow and fallen here. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

A little distance from the road there had begun a great rustling and crackling of fallen leaves, and at the same time something whizzed through the air and struck her a painful blow on the cheek. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

Wilkie Collins I doubt if I should have fallen in love with her, even in the days when I was a foolish young man. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

She went through silent paroxysms of rage against him, sitting on a fallen tree among the bracken with clenched hands. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

George Gissing Struggle with pecuniary embarrassment was his normal condition, but only during the last twelvemonth had he fallen under persistent ill-luck and come to all but the very end of his resources. A Charming Family by George Gissing

Some of them had fallen on their knees, others remained standing, a few averted their heads from the levelled barrels of muskets. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

Jules Verne This unlucky word reminded Lady Helena of the amiable Frenchman’s propensity, and made her ask if he had ever fallen into his old habits while they were away. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

As I have said, dusk had fallen before we reached the hut. ’Long Live the King!’ by Guy Boothby [1900]

Crickets, grasshoppers, scorpions, centipedes, wood-lice, cockroaches, and spiders are driven out from below the fallen leaves and branches. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

Walter Scott You do not know my father, or you are deceiving me with a story of his safety, when he has already fallen a victim to the fury of that animal. The Bride of Lammermoor by Walter Scott [1819]

It must have fallen off his head . The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad [1910]

It was just possible that Gustave might have fallen in love with some Parisian damsel, though his letters gave no hint of any such calamity. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

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

Wilkie Collins Thank you kindly, sir; I’m pretty well, considering how I’ve fallen away in my flesh. The Guilty River by Wilkie Collins [1886]

Gaston Leroux Besides these stains, drops of blood had fallen in all directions, in line with the visible traces of the footsteps — large and black — of the murderer. Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux [1907]

Her choice had fallen on one superior to herself in birth, and far above all, in person and address, whom she had habitually met. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

Henry James He wondered a little if he hadn’t at last, balancing always on the stretched tight-rope of his wit, fallen over on the wrong side. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

John Lewis Burckhard The rocks of Szaleib consist throughout of granite, on the upper strata of which run layers of red feldspath, some of which has fallen down and covers the valley in broken fragments. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

Thomas Hardy It is often thus; fallen friends, lost sight of, we expect to find starving; we discover them going on fairly well. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

George Gissing Fiercely, frantically, he plied his weapon, until the delinquents, who had fallen to their knees before him, roared for mercy. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

Tydomin looked away from the fallen man. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

Florence Dixie You say my blood has redeemed your name and honour ; let it redeem also that poor fallen woman’s, and bring her repentance and hope. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

From Genoa he proceeded to Parma, where he received the first information of the catastrophe of the Colonna family, six of whom had fallen in battle with Rienzo’s forces. The Life of Petrarch by Thomas Campbell

H.P. Lovecraft Nigger–Man raced up and down the floor by this part of the wall, clawing the fallen arras and seemingly trying at times to insert a paw between the wall and the oaken floor. The Rats in the Walls by H.P. Lovecraft [1923]

Ivan Turgenev At that very time the old lady had just fallen asleep after a prolonged fit of ‘nervous agitation’; these fits of agitation always overtook her after too hearty a supper. Mumu by Ivan Turgenev

The three men who had come in first of all had fallen upon the newcomer, and they were beating him, my good sir, they were killing him. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

D. H. Lawrence Like riffraff, which has fallen out of living relativity, on to the teeming absolute of the dust-heap, or the ant-heap. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Ford Madox Ford For almost immediately all the guns had fallen silent except for one or two that bumped and grumped . A Man Could Stand Up by Ford Madox Ford [1926]

George Gissing It had seemed to her that she realised what this trial would be, yet her anticipations had fallen far below the experience of these fearful hours. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

Jules Verne The glass had fallen to 26 degrees, and the hand pointed to tempest. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

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]

If larger have ever existed they have fallen a sacrifice either to the axe or to fire. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

Robert Louis Stevenson You told me yesterday my power was fallen with my father’s death. The Master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson

Rafael Sabatini The wind had fallen entirely, and the world was wrapped in stillness broken only by the faint rustling break of waves upon the beach at the cove’s end. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

Elizabeth Gaskell Some of them had pretty much fallen to decay. The Poor Clare by Elizabeth Gaskell [1856]

Arthur Conan Doyle The young man had apparently fallen out of the train and killed himself. His Last Bow by Arthur Conan Doyle [1917]

They showed signs of neglect, and almost of decay; and the gloom of fallen grandeur, and a certain air of desertion hung oppressively over the scene. The Room in the Dragon Volant by J. Sheridan LeFanu

M. P. Shiel All the Wa-Ngwanya had apparently fallen in the fracas, half as many more of the M’Niami, and, lying dead among the dead of man and nag, Cobby saw his guide. Children of the Wind by M. P. Shiel [1923]

His arm had fallen away from her shoulders. The Slayer of Souls by Robert W. Chambers [1920]

Sinclair Lewis I used to be quite fond of you — in fact, I think I might have fallen in love with you, if you’d ever been able to make up your mind what you wanted. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

Nathaniel Hawthorne It was as if his faded figure had been colored over anew, or at least, as he and Pansie moved along the street, as if a sunbeam had fallen across him, instead of the gray gloom of an instant before. The Dolliver Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1876]

Nathaniel Hawthorne With his farewell glance a shadow had fallen over the portal, and Lilias was invisible. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

A moment after a promiscuous mass of half-clad beings hurried into the attic, where, amid the débris of fallen plaster, laths, etc. Ralph Rashleigh by James Tucker

Robert Louis Stevenson The ground is carpeted with fir-tassel, and strewn with fir-apples and flakes of fallen bark. Collected Essays by Robert Louis Stevenson

Grandfather hewed the fallen trees in pieces, and it was my part to carry the logs and put them all in one place; but I stole away unnoticed into the thicket after grandmother. In the World by Maksim Gorky

Darkness had well fallen when he was only a couple of hundred yards or so from the house, and he was pleased to see there were no lights showing anywhere. The Vengeance of Larose by Arthur Gask [1939]

Anthony Trollope He did acknowledge himself to be a humbled man — more so than he had ever yet done, or had been like to do, while conscious of the loss which had fallen on him. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope As she now told him, for many days past she had felt that this trouble which had fallen upon his father must have come from the circumstances of their marriage. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

Andrew Lang Another second and he would have fallen half over it, when the queen sprang forward, seized him in her arms, and flung him into the castle. The Crimson Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Ford Madox Ford She had died so grotesquely that her little body had fallen forward into the trunk, and it had closed upon her, like the jaws of a gigantic alligator. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

He had not fallen low enough to hear his wife maligned, though he hated her. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Sigmund Freud The first situation of the dream is apparently taken from the sight of a fallen horse; just as broken down points to horse-racing. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]